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Chapter 377- Legalism

Chapter 377- Legalism



Translator: TeamTWO
Editor: Nora



After the chess game finished, the atmosphere totally changed. White Snake's heart tightened, as he knew that the crucial moment had arrived.

"Legalism talks about personally setting an example, so what happened to mister?"

Ouyang Shuo took the initiative to ask the difficult question. He mocked Wei Yang for giving up on himself.

"I failed to push my ideology out in the end. It was like the bubble of a dream bursting, so how can I not?"

Wei Yang’s eyes flashed with a glimpse of loneliness and pain.

"How can you say you failed when the ideology that you taught is one of the pillars of society?"

Ouyang Shuo was not exaggerating, Wei Yang could be considered one of the first total revolutionaries of China. His legalism school of thought did not just affect the Qin country. Its effects even went beyond its time period, influencing the following thousands of years of Chinese history.

"Qin Country only lasted for two hundred years. Obviously, it was a failure."

Once he entered the wilderness, Wei Yang naturally gained knowledge about the five thousand years of Chinese history. As a result, he felt incredibly dejected.

He was an ideologist with a strong passion; he promoted legalism in the Qin Country and pushed for them to change. Although he died in the end because of his ideologies, that did not cause him to have any regrets.

Only the fact that his ideologies had vanished caused him to feel regret.

Ouyang Shuo shook his head, "Mister, you should think about it this way. The reason why the Qin Country lasted for two hundred years was because they firmly believed in your ideas and did not progress. Thinking about those times, mister entered the Qin Country. You did not accept a position and entered the wilderness to observe them, to create suitable laws. Why? As it was crafted for them."

When Wei Yang heard those words, he fell silent and did not give a reply.

With his talents, he obviously understood the meaning in Ouyang Shuo's words. Despite that, it was hard not to be emotionally invested because he was involved in the whole matter.

Ouyang Shuo continued, "With your talents, spreading the name of legalism is what you should do. Change with the times and adapt your laws. If you continue to just drink in tea houses, you would be insulting your work."

When Wei Yang heard his words, he dejectedly said, "Where's Duke Qiao?" The success of his ideology was largely due to the support of the Duke.

To meet such a person was really a once in many lifetimes opportunity.

When Ouyang Shuo heard these words, he stood up and bowed, "Although I'm not good enough, I'm willing to be your Duke Qiao."

Wei Yang was moved, Ouyang Shuo's words were like a promise.

The promise of a lord was worth its weight in gold.

At that moment, the atmosphere froze, making it hard for one to breathe.

Ouyang Shuo waited with bated breath for Wei Yang's reply.

After a long while, he let out a sigh, stood up, and adjusted his clothing. Then, he bowed and said, "Lord!"

With this bow, they had sealed the master and servant relationship.

White Snake, who had witnessed the whole entire process, could not help but feel impressed and amazed.

Name: Wei Yang (God rank)

Title: Shang Lord

Dynasty: Warring States (Qin)

Identity: Shanhai City Resident

Loyalty: Civil servant

Command: 72

Force: 35

Intelligence: 88

Politics: 95

Specialty: Legal System (Raises administrative efficiency by 25%, territory honesty by 30%), Iron-faced (raises prestige by 20%), open and fair (raises honesty by 20%)

Book: Shang Lord Book

Evaluation: Wei Yang, believer of legalism, a strong administrative personnel. Helped the Duke of Qin set up laws to punish the dishonest and protect the weak in a way that balanced the odds. The punishments he set out were based on the severity. He convinced the people to farm, and convinced everyone to focus on that one thing. He used troops to expand the land, the troops were the riches of the country, helping to make the Qin Country invincible.

After he recruited Wei Yang, Ouyang Shuo did not continue to say in Jingdu. He simply went back to Shanhai City on the same day.

When he went back, he did not immediately arrange duties for Wei Yang. Based on Wei Yang’s character, he needed to observe Lianzhou before he could suggest changes.

Ouyang Shuo arranged two Guards to follow him. Although Lianzhou was peaceful, there were still small groups of bandits; it was not totally safe.

At the same time, Ouyang Shuo passed a token to Wei Yang. With this token, he could meet anyone in the prefecture and no one would stop him.

Ouyang Shuo had already planned out Wei Yang’s appointment.

Out of the three big departments, the Internal Affairs Department that controlled laws and punishment in the territory suited him the most.

Hence, Ouyang Shuo had to arrange something for the current director Tian Wenjing. If Ouyang Shuo just made him the deputy director, it would be a waste of Tian Wenjing’s talents. The territory lacked civil servants, so Ouyang Shuo could not act so stupid.

Hence, he wanted to let Tian Wenjing lead Yashan City.

If events went smoothly, he would be the choice of governor for the future Qiongzhou Prefecture.

This was the best place for Tian Wenjing to show off his abilities. It would also allow him to lead a whole area. He was a model governor during the Qing dynasty.

Allowing him to preside over Yashan was the most suitable.

Ouyang Shuo had finished a series of arrangements, which made Yashan City's roots more and more stable. All they needed was a strong personnel to enter the fray.

Be it Sun Xiaoyue or Bai Nanpu, they lacked the talent to do so.

In the early half of the year, before Taiping Country threatened Lianzhou Prefecture, Ouyang Shuo would place his energy into Yashan City to form a strategic base.

The next day, Ouyang Shuo called Tian Wenjing over to his room.

"Wenjing, do you want to govern an area?"

When Tian Wenjing heard these words, he was stunned.

If it was to govern, with his position, the role of prefect would be beneath him. Furthermore, Lianzhou Prefecture did not have any empty slots—only Yashan City had space.

Don’t tell me?

When his thoughts reached this point, his heart started to tremble in excitement.

Naturally, he was clear about the strategy to explore Qiongzhou Island. He also knew the strategic importance of the island. Even if you did not mention the future, the current Yashan City was only less important than Shanhai City.

"What you’re saying is?"

Compared to the others, he had a far better composure.

Ouyang Shuo held really high hopes toward this important official, "I want you to take up the role of mayor of Yashan City. However, it won’t be limited to that. You will handle the matters of Qiongzhou Island."

When Tian Wenjing heads this declaration, he grew emotional.

Governor! The first governor of the territory!

Facing such a huge responsibility, no one could remain calm.

However, Tian Wenjing was still Tian Wenjing; this cold-faced director could remain so calm it was terrifying. He quickly collected himself, "Then what about the Internal Affairs Department?"

Wei Yang's arrival was really low-profile, so Tian Wenjing still did not know about it.

Ouyang Shuo nodded, "Wei Yang has already come to our territory and is now touring it. When he returns, you should go acquaint yourself with him before you leave for Yashan City."

"Wei Yang?"

Finally, Tian Wenjing could not contain himself, as he exclaimed in surprise. The name of the Shang Lord was too shocking.

"That's right!"

Ouyang Shuo nodded. It was not an easy task to make this cold-faced director so shocked.

"Congratulations lord!"

After ending the conversation, Ouyang Shuo left Tian Wenjing with these words, "Use this period of time to think about how to make Yashan City and Qiongzhou Island great!"

"I won’t let you down!"

Just as Ouyang Shuo was about to say something, a system notification sounded out in his ear.

"System Notification: Congratulations Player Qiyue Wuyi, territory martial artist Lin Yue has recovered. Additionally, after breaking through a bottleneck, he has become a fist style grandmaster. Player is rewarded two thousand merit points."

Grandmaster, the second one in the territory was born.

Lin Yue certainly did not disappoint. In a short month, he had recovered and even improved to become a grandmaster.

Shortly after, another system notification rang out.

"System Notification: Congratulations Shanhai City for giving birth to a grandmaster martial artist, awarded the title Home of Fist Styles. Congratulations player Qiyue Wuyi."

……

The moment the system notification sounded out, the players were naturally amazed.

Shanhai City kept on producing miracles, causing players to call it the city of miracles.

Hence, this system notification did not cause much uproar.

The only effect was that players that specialized in fist styles were now a lot more interested in Shanhai City. One could predict that in the future, there would be more players who would head for Shanhai City to learn their martial arts.

After Tian Wenjing left, Ouyang Shuo looked at the stats.

Home of Fist Styles: Raises territory resident body quality by 10%, raises their familiarity with fist styles by 10%, raise prestige of fist styles by 10%.

Incredible. Its stats were even stronger than the ones the Home of Martial Arts granted with the creation of the Dongli Sword Sect, especially for fist style users.

Be it in the militants or residents, they would all benefit from this.

Even Ouyang Shuo, who trained in Bajiquan, experienced a raise in his ability.

At this point, Shanhai City already had five titles, ‘The World's First Prefecture, Land of Military Strategists, Home of Forging, Home of Martial Arts, and Home of Fist Styles.

Just at this moment, another system notification sounded out in his ear.

"System Notification: Congratulations player Qiyue Wuyi, territory's titles Home of Martial Arts and Home of Fist Styles can be merged, will you merge them?"

"Merge!"

"System Notification: Congratulations player Qiyue Wuyi, territory titles have merged successfully. Shanhai City has obtained the title . Original two titles have disappeared."

: Raises resident body quality by 30%, raises fist style familiarity by 10%, raises territory fist style prestige by 10%.

Note: This title can be further upgraded to Land of Martial Arts. Upgrade requirements are to obtain two more terms like home of sword arts, home of spear arts and more.

Ouyang Shuo was speechless, the merger was just a simple stacking of effects. The only thing he looked forward to was the final title—Land of Martial Arts.

However, to obtain that title, he needed two more martial arts grandmasters, how difficult!