The Arrival Of The Governor
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The man finally forgave her. He then threw a handkerchief at her and demanded, “Lousy woman, you’d better clean up your face. What a disgusting look!”
Gu Xijiu could not contain her anger. Her fingers clenched in frustration, and she was ready to confront the rude man.
The woman beside Gu Xijiu quickly stopped her and warned, “Lady, stay out of trouble. These bosses are the men of the governor. If you get yourself involved in things that you should not be involved, you will be sent out of the city.”
Death was the only outcome if anyone was sent out of the city. Therefore, the people here chose to endure hardship even in the worst conditions.
Gu Xijiu took another look at life in the city; there were blacksmiths forging irons tirelessly. In the small building next to the workshops, some were busy weaving them. These workers dressed in the simplest way. They worked hard with their heads down while focusing completely on their work.
Along the streets, soldiers patrolled the area every now and then. The segregation of their social statuses could be told apart based solely on the way the people dressed. The workers were the people of the lowest status in society. On the other hand, the soldiers were a class higher than the common people. Meanwhile, the leaders of the soldiers were in the upper class while their bosses were in the special upper class.
The guard had suffered a great loss in pride under Di Fuyi’s life-threatening sword. He wanted to take his revenge, but unfortunately, Di Fuyi fed him with a pill before releasing him and warned him not to do anything reckless; otherwise, he would have to suffer another painful lesson.
The wound on the guard’s neck required immediate medical attention, so revenge was not his priority. After giving commands to protect the city, he quickly left to treat his wound.
Instead of having to handle the leader of the guards, the newcomers were greeted by another group of people.
“Newcomers can come here to register yourselves!” Some people started shouting in the streets. Soon, hundreds of soldiers emerged from the domed buildings behind the shops. They started surrounding the newcomers in a circle.
Di Fuyi was astonished by these soldiers’ spiritual power. He could tell from their appearance that their spiritual power was actually quite strong; at least at level three and above. The strongest one was the leader, who was already at level four and a half.
The junior apprentices of Zhao Fengxing were at level three or so. Only Zhao Fengxing’s spiritual power was more advanced. He was already at level four.
In the Upper Bound, these soldiers would not even be qualified to be servants. However, in the Shura World, where spiritual power was scarce, these men’s spiritual power was considered as extraordinary.
These soldiers pushed the newcomers forcefully into one of the yards, like herdsmen leading their animals into the stalls. “Go! Go in there! Do as you are instructed!”
The lady who gave Gu Xijiu a word of advice back then was actually a cleaner who looked like a woman in her forties. After a brief exchange, Gu Xijiu was surprised to learn that she was only 24 years old.
From the lady, Gu Xijiu found out more about the general life in the city. Basically, the governor was the most powerful man in the city with many men of great strengths to help him keep the city in order.
Every newcomer would be required to pass a Kung Fu test. Those who were capable would be assigned to be the governor’s followers. These qualified men would be gifted with the company of very beautiful women, glamorous houses, and scrumptious food. As long as they swore their loyalty to the governor, they could have whatever they asked for.
The average ones would be assigned to be the soldiers. Their lives, at least, would be free from the concern of food and clothing. On the other hand, normal people would be enslaved and put into different corners. They had to work all day and night. Those who disobeyed them would be punished and die in exile.
As for the women, they were the people of the lowest class of in society. They would be assigned to different places and become either the concubines or servants of the rich. Their fate depended largely on their physical appearance. The unattractive women would be put in the brothels as prostitutes to provide free services for the soldiers. Any resistance would cost these women the price of either being scolded or being beaten to death publicly while naked. As expected, Gu Xijiu was infuriated by the news.
“Announcing the arrival of the governor!” A loud announcement came from afar. Soon, the people got onto their knees and bowed before him.