Chapter 874: Personal Guard
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“Yes, I’ll be heading for the Imperial City!” Su Mo nodded.
Governor Bai thought for a moment, then said, “Su Mo, why don’t you leave together with Yin’er tomorrow?”
“Is she going to the Imperial City too?” Su Mo asked with some surprise.
“Yes, the Emperor is holding a concubine selection process and Yin’er has been nominated to attend!” Governor Bai said with a resigned sigh.
He felt very helpless for he could not think of a way to stop this from happening.
He had thought of replacing his daughter with someone else, but this would not work since someone had mentioned her to the Emperor and she was nominated by the Emperor directly. He would not be able to deceive the Emperor by simply replacing her with another girl!
Governor Bai had even thought of another more ruthless method, which was to let his daughter lose her virginity. She would then lose the right to attend the selection process.
If she were to lose her virginity, Su Mo would be the perfect candidate.
However, this method was too dangerous and Governor Bai did not dare to take the risk because he had already received the notification from the imperial palace.
If it were to be known that she had lost her virginity around this time, it was extremely likely that she would be sentenced to death.
The Divine Martial Emperor was known to be cruel and ruthless, prone to volatile mood swings. If he came to know that his potential concubine candidate lost her virginity, she would definitely be sentenced to death.
Therefore, Governor Bai did not dare to risk it. He only had one precious daughter and could not bear to put her in danger.
All he could do now was to pray fervently that the Emperor would not take a shine to her and she would thus fail the selection process!
However, he knew there was a very slim chance of this happening. He knew that his daughter would be considered a great beauty not just within Great Martial City, but also across the entire Divine Martial Country.
Governor Bai was now resigned to his fate. He would take things one step at a time.
If she was really selected to be an Imperial Concubine he would think of a way to bring her home after the Emperor got tired of her.
“Concubine selection process?” Su Mo was stunned, then his eyes lit up. He could use this chance to enter the Imperial Palace and search for the Blood-striped Seed!
“Will the selection process be held in the Imperial Palace?” Su Mo asked.
“Yes!” Governor Bai nodded.
“Will she then be able to bring her servants into the palace?” Su Mo asked excitedly.
He did not know Bai Yin’er’s situation, and was only concerned about his own goal.
Governor Bai immediately saw through Su Mo’s words. Su Mo was trying to use this chance to enter the palace!
He could not help but be angered by Su Mo’s words. Tragedy had befallen his daughter and now, Su Mo was trying to turn the situation to his advantage!
“Of course her men would be able to gain access to the palace, but I’ve already made the arrangements!” Governor Bai said as he shook his head. If Su Mo wanted to fulfill his mission, he would need to pay a price. There was no free lunch in this world!
Su Mo thought for a moment, then said, “Governor Bai, why don’t you add one more person to her entourage! I’ll follow her into the palace.”
“I…I don’t think I’ll be able to do so!” Governor Bai said seriously.
Su Mo scoffed. Since Governor Bai was the one making the arrangements, he should not have a problem adding one more or replacing one of the men!
Wasn’t he just out to gain something from it?
Su Mo thought for a moment, then he took out a jade slip from his storage ring.
“Governor Bai, if you could do me this favor, I’ll present this to you as a sign of my gratitude!” Su Mo said seriously.
“Oh? What could that be?” Governor Bai asked curiously, his eyes lighting up.
“An Upper King-level martial arts technique!” Su Mo declared.
“It is an Upper King-level martial arts technique?” Governor Bai said in shock. Then, his eyes twinkled with excitement.
An Upper King-level martial arts technique would be considered priceless in Divine Martial Country. Such martial arts technique could only be found in the Imperial Palace.
Governor Bai had cultivated a Lower King-level martial arts technique. Although they were both King-level techniques, the difference in strength was extremely big.
Governor Bai was extremely excited. His strength would increase by a significant margin if he could cultivate an Upper King-level martial arts technique.
Furthermore, the higher the level of a martial arts technique, the stronger he could be. This meant that it would be possible for him to break through to Lv 9 Martial King Realm, or even a Half-step to Martial Royal Realm!
“Is this truly an Upper King-level martial arts technique?” Governor Bai asked uncertainly.
“Yes, of course!” Su Mo replied with an affirmative nod. He then tossed the jade slip to Governor Bai.
Su Mo was not afraid of Governor Bai pulling a fast one on him since he was strong enough to not have to fear Governor Bai.
Governor Bai immediately caught the jade slip and started to pore through its contents seriously.
“‘Mountains-weight Skill’, it truly is an Upper King-level martial arts technique!” Governor Bai was thrilled after verifying the contents of the jade slip.
“Governor Bai, will you be able to include me in her entourage?” Su Mo asked coldly, his eyes narrowing.
“Sure, I’ll definitely make the arrangements for you to follow Yin’er into the palace!” Governor Bai said, his face full of smiles. He felt the pain of having to send his precious daughter off to the concubine selection process lessened slightly.
Su Mo was full of disdain for this man. Governor Bai was utterly hypocritical, constantly changing his attitude whenever he stood to gain from it.
“Thank you!” Su Mo rose to his feet and said, “I’ll head back in first, you may just send someone to notify me when we’re about to leave.”
“Sure!” Governor Bai dismissed him with a smile.
Su Mo returned to his quarters and prepared to leave the next day.
He tried to condense his divine elixir in his room.
He used his Mind to peer into his elixir field and tried to compress his Spiritual Spiral toward the middle.
His Spiritual Spiral shook violently and his Dark Force started to surge rapidly. However, this volatility was within the limits of his control and could not harm him.
His divine elixir could not be formed in a day, but rather, it would be a lengthy process.
Su Mo knew that he would need to spend an enormous amount of time for his Spiritual Spiral to eventually transform into a divine elixir. Therefore, he did not try to hasten the process, but quietly worked at compressing his Spiritual Spiral.
One day flew by in the blink of an eye.
The following morning, Su Mo walked out of his quarters and strode out of the Mansion of the City Governor when he received his summons.
A crowd had gathered outside the mansion and the whole scene was extremely lively.
Eleven magnificent carriages lined up in front of the mansion and they were being driven by large fire-dragons. These fire-dragons all gave off an incredible aura, which showed just how powerful they were.
Many guards and maids stood alongside the carriages. They were naturally part of the accompanying entourage.
Su Mo also noticed that there were special guards to clear a pathway for the carriages.
There were over 30 of them and Su Mo could tell from their uniforms that they were Divine Guards.
These Divine Guards were a lot more powerful than the ones he had encountered when he first arrived. There were five of them who were of Martial King Realm cultivation and they were led by a clean-shaven Lv 4 Martial King Realm martial artist.
“Governor Bai!” Su Mo greeted Governor Bai with a fist-palm salute.
“Su Mo, from now on, you will be known as my daughter’s personal guard. You are in charge of ensuring her safety and she will bring you into the palace with her!” Governor Bai whispered to Su Mo.
“Alright!” Su Mo nodded, but he did take this role seriously. Divine Martial Country was so small that they would be able to reach Imperial City in no time. There was no need for him to provide any form of protection to Bai Yin’er.