1248 Dust Shelter
The Dust Shelter's branch was over 20,000 kilometers away from the Shelter where the dog-headed person was.
Moving at a hundred times faster than the speed of light compared to usual Virtual God powerhouses, Lin Huang and Bloody merely spent ten minutes to travel close to half of the earth's perimeter before they arrived at their destination.
The guardian at the entrance of the shelter was respectful as usual as they were invited into the city.
Although this particular shelter was only a branch, it was much more crowded than the shelter where the dog-headed person was at.
However, Lin Huang and Bloody stood out in the crowd as they appeared in human form. Many of those who were there were checking them out secretly.
The duo did not stay at all. Instead, they headed straight to the guardian residence.
As soon as they arrived at the guardian residence, a person in the form of a fish welcomed them with a group of people.
"It is the pleasure of the Dust Shelter to welcome both of you masters."
Clearly, the fish-person was the guardian of this branch.
Lin Huang and Bloody sensed the aura on him, his combat strength was indeed the rumored Virtual God rank-8.
Although Lin Huang had read about the fish-person on the monster guide, it was his first time seeing a real one so he began observing him a little.
The fish-person looked like a human with a muscular body that was over two meters tall. He had a sea blue beard all over his face and looked like some 40-year-old middle-aged man.
If one must differentiate him from a human, he had a few tears that looked like shark gills on both sides of his chin to his neck. They were covered partially by his thick beard so only a few fears were faintly visible.
After the person chatted with Bloody for a little bit, Lin Huang was done with his observation.
"We just happened to pass by this planet. We need to borrow your shelter's dimensional portal."
"Sure, I'll bring both masters over." The fish-person agreed to that without hesitation.
In the God Territory, Protoss members held a high position. Apart from powerhouses on the true god-level, most of the tribes only held affiliate positions. The same applied to the Virtual God rank-8 fish-person.
Although Lin Huang, who disguised himself as Grimace and Bloody were not of pure God's Blood, they were in their complete human form. Given their quadruple-mutated mythical-level aura, these two factors alone were sufficient for people to believe they were Protoss. Even the Virtual God rank-8 fish-person guardian before them suspected nothing about their identity at all.
Although Lin Huang and Bloody only had combat strength of Virtual God rank-2, the fish-person guardian dared not slow down at all. He led the duo to the dimensional portal directly.
Lin Huang and Bloody took this kindness at face value and stepped right into the dimensional portal, disappearing from where they were.
When they walked out of the dimensional portal, both of them had arrived at another planet
"Even the energy density in the air of this planet is much denser than the previous one."
Lin Huang sensed the significant difference between the two planets as soon as he stepped out of the dimensional portal.
"It makes sense. A grade-3 shelter's headquarters that was picked out by a true god-level powerhouse would have more minerals and resources of all sorts. It's only natural that the energy density is higher." Bloody nodded lightly.
As they were chatting through a voice transmission, they got a clearer picture of the environment around them.
There were two guardians next to the dimensional portal with imperial-level combat strength. Both of them were aquatic monsters, with aquatic monster heads.
"Welcome, masters!" the two monsters bowed and spoke at the same time as soon as they saw Lin Huang and Bloody.
Lin Huang and Bloody nodded lightly and hovered into the air before heading to where the shelter was.
The duo headed straight to the guardian residence as soon as they entered the shelter.
Shelters of grade-3 and above would have at least a true god-level powerhouse (except branches) guardian. Even in a God Territory, the guardian's position was no different than a member of the Protoss. As a courtesy, it was necessary for both Protoss juniors to visit the guardian since they came to the grade-3 shelter.
Lin Huang and Bloody knew that so they decided to visit the Dust Shelter's guardian as soon as they got here.
A merman welcomed them just when they arrived at the guardian residence.
What differentiated them from fish-person was all mermen and mermaids had fishtail, including this one before them. Not only that, they had handsome faces with blonde hair. They would be the top boy toys if they were on earth.
Lin Huang saw mermaids at the Peaceful Ocean in the gravel world before. He knew that this tribe was beautiful no matter male or female, so he did not find that odd.
However, this merman before them was not the shelter's guardian. Lin Huang and Bloody could tell that by just looking at him. The reason being he only had combat strength of Virtual God rank-7, which was too far away from true god-level.
The merman observed them quietly from far away. He only welcomed them with a smile when they arrived at the entrance.
"The governor has been waiting, please follow me, masters."
Clearly, this merman was just a butler of some sort.
Lin Huang and Bloody nodded while smiling, they then followed him.
They did not find it strange that the guardian knew that they were coming. The guardian was at the true god-level after all, his sensing range of the God Territory should be wide enough to cover the entire planet. Their quadruple mutated aura and human form should attract the guardian's attention right away.
After all, it was rare to have Protoss members to visit a grade-3 guardian residence.
This grade-3 shelter was much bigger than the previous grade-1 guardian residence.
The merman led Lin Huang and Bloody through the courtyard for five to six minutes and finally arrived at a palace.
The palace was mainly blue and gold in color, with a faint, white mist lingering around.
The merman pressed his palm on the palace door that was tightly shut, causing a faint blue wave to spread on the door before it opened slowly.
'This palace is a god rule relic?! This is really a great world, whereby some grade-3 shelter's guardian would have an expensive collection of his own. I would love a palace god rule relic too!'
Naturally, it was impossible for Lin Huang to say that out loud. He was only thinking that to himself secretly.
He could not help but look at Bloody who was next to him, he wanted to see her reaction. However, she seemed very calm. Noticing his glare, she turned her head to lock eyes with him. She subsequently smiled, clearly guessing what Lin Huang had in mind at the moment.
As the palace door opened completely, the mermaid only stepped foot into the palace hall before leading the duo in.
The three of them passed by a few rooms, and the mermaid only stopped walking when they arrived before a blue and silver metal door. He pressed his palm on it and pushed it open.
"Please wait in this lounge, the master governor will be here later."
"There's no need, the master governor can go ahead with his errands first," Bloody responded while smiling.
This lounge was similar to a human lounge with a similar setting. Clearly, the God Territory had significant influence from humans. The only difference was that the room was over five meters tall. Moreover, there was a gilt chair that was two to three times bigger than a normal chair placed in the middle.
As Lin Huang and Bloody were looking around, the mermaid began pouring them tea at ease.
Just when the tea was served and the duo took a sip, the lounge door was opened. A thick voice came.
"It's Dust Shelter's pleasure to welcome both distinguished guests! Hahahaha…"