Chapter 6: Seal of state, power of language


 

Shen Tang settled her mind, looking straight at the youth. 

 

She asked him: “Do you have a grievance with Gong clan?”

 

Who knew that the youth's answer would be so unpredictable? 

 

To her surprise, she saw him put both hands in his sleeves, half leaning on a tree trunk, slightly drooping his eyelids.
He indifferently said: “No grievance”. 

 

Shen Tang “…”

 

If you don’t have a grudge, then why do you involve yourself in this?

Why would you want to kill Gong's clan male successor?

Maybe Shen Tang's expression was too indescribable because the youth seemed displeased.

 

“What’s with this expression?”

 

Naturally, it was the expression of someone looking at the mental disorder patient!

 

Shen Tang ridiculed him in her mind however, she said: “If you don’t harbor a grievance, then is there a need to be so cruel?”

 

Youth sneered: “You are a child from the Gong clan, how could you not know?”

 

Shen Tang “…”

 

She already stated that she doesn't want others to randomly create a new, strange identity for her.

 

She took a long breath and slowly exhaled the stale air in her chest.
Then, she put on an “amiable” expression.

 

“Mister, I engraved in my heart the grace of saving my life, but you should understand a few things”.

 

“Say it”.

 

“First, I’m not a child of a Gong clan”.
After she said that, Shen Tang noticed that the expression of the youth had changed.
She didn’t care if the juvenile didn’t believe her and continued: “The second, I really don’t know the reason for your malice.
The third, I definitely am not a successor of a Gong clan…”.


 

Clearly, she is a real woman.

 

Although she was still young, so her body didn’t start to develop, and she didn't have any obvious characteristics of these two sexes however, after looking at her face you couldn’t easily misidentify her gender!

 

The juvenile carefully sized Shen Tang's face, after looking at her eyes, he seemed to cautiously consider the truthfulness of her words.

 

After a long time, he nodded: “Small master, I believe you”.

 

Shen Tang “…”

 

So stupid!

 

(╯‵□′)╯︵┻━┻

 

She is not a man, why is he so adamant!

Did he need to see her pulling her pants down to believe her?

The juvenile ridiculed: “Although your talent is not bad, after seeing your misuse of wenxin and the disorderly fight, I say you didn’t seem like someone who received a decent education”.

 

No decent scholar would fight head-on with a warrior.

 

Considering that the exiled prisoners were not only from the Gong's clan younger generation, he guessed that this little master might be one of the outsiders.
Thanks to his appearance, he mingled with the womenfolk, and only because of this his dantian was spared and was not abolished.

 

Shen Tang “…”

 

For a moment she didn’t know where she should start to ridicule.
She only managed to capture one important point.

 

“You say… wenxin? I have wenxin?”

 

This body has wenxin?

 

She got excited!

 

It seems to be one of the merits of transmigration.


 

“You didn’t know?”

 

Her expression didn’t seem fake, this time youth was flabbergasted. 

 

Shen Tang sincerely shook her head.

 

She transmigrated into this world less than 24 hours ago. 

 

Not only, she didn’t retain the memory of the original owner, but her home has also been ruined.
Where should she learn about this?

 

Youth questioned closely: “Since you didn't know that you have wenxin, then what about the magic words just now?

 

“Magic words… what are they?”

 

“Precisely “The sword in the hand of a loving mother, striking at her leaving son” this passage, your wenxin magic words”.

 

The youth frowned while talking, his expression turned strange. 

 

The striking loving mother didn't seem like a proper magic sentence.
However, the world was big, nothing was too bizarre.
Perhaps his knowledge was just too little.

 

Shen Tang truthfully said: “… I was thinking of a way to save my life when it abruptly appeared in my mind”.

 

Youth “…”

 

This is too unreasonable!

 

Shen Tang changed the topic.

 

“Mister still didn't tell me why you don't like Gong clan so much”.

 

The unanswered problem is like watching a spectacle without actually being able to participate in it.
For her, it was this kind of upsetting feeling. 

 

The youth glanced at Shen Tang and indifferently said: “Even though I don't have any personal grudge, I feel the hatred of the destroyed nation”.

 


After hearing it, Shen Tang quickly stopped her upsetting feelings.

 

This is not a game.
She could inattentively offend someone and perhaps get into a fight over it.
Nevertheless, she didn't know, that currently there are numerous countries and each of them is constantly at war, conquering, and destroying others.
Establishing new countries was nothing new.
.
If a generation lived long enough, each person could even change their nationality more than two times.

 

The youth truly didn't have any deep feelings for the countries with an ancient history.

 

“Then, magic words?”

 

Shen Tang didn't treat him with courtesy, directly considering youth as a free “explaining NPC”.

 

If she could get an answer from him, why should she bustle about making inquiries?

Who doesn't like free stuff?

 

Youth “…”

 

He confirmed for the third time that Shen Tang was really clueless.
All of her questions were considered basics, answering them didn't really matter.

 

Merely the questions were so rudimentary, that it let him doubt if in reality, she wasn't a savage that came out from some corner deep in the mountains.
The youth had no choice but to start from the beginning. 

 

His narration was more complete than her memories.

 

The thief star, that was falling down, was torn apart and scattered across the land of the Central Plains.
People in the world were busing themselves with practicing literature and martial arts to absorb the energy of the world and refine their bodies.
Except for traders who counted on “rare goods to live”, no one paid attention to it.
Until a certain craftsman carved one of the thief star stones into a seal and dedicated it to the king.

 

As soon as the monarch got the seal, purple light burst out from it, and countless strange characters floated out of the seal, some of which merged with his dantian.
At this time, people started to realize that certain words in the seal combined with a special wenxin or wudan could exert incredible power.

 

These words were precisely “magic words”.

 

For example, the sentence that the youth voiced previously “the teeth are hard but are the first to be lost, and the tongue is soft but remains until death.
The soft can overcome the hard, the weak can overcome the strong” was used for support and recovery of his allies.
However, identical magic words said by someone else could lead to different results. 

 

Since then, fragments of the thief star, became a standard material for each country's seal of state. 

 

The words contained in the seal of state directly influenced the strength of the countries.
If the monarch urged, the seal of the state could be turned into an important weapon of the country, guarding the destiny of the country.

 

At this point, the youth stopped.
He glanced secretly at Shen Tang, indifferently stating: “The capital of Zhongtai was destroyed, and the imperial seal was lost.
There are rumours that the Gong family hid it for their private use.
However, after the Gong family was searched, the whereabouts of the national seal has yet to be found…”


 

Shen Tang didn't mind the seal of the state, but –

 

“Zhongtai?”*

After hearing her inquiry, the expression of the youth changed to fairly wonderful and at the same time complicated.

 

“… It is the original Xin country, in the rumours, it was renamed as “Zhongtai”.

 

He thought that Shen Tang was asking about this because the news had been stopped on the way to exile, so she was unaware that nowadays Chongtai was the old Xin country.
He didn’t realize, she just felt that the name sounded weird.

 

“Destroying the country and renaming it…”

 

What was this process?   

The youth said: “For humiliation.”

 

“Humiliation?”

 

“Whoever is a servant of servants is commonly known as Zhongtai.
The leftover men from the Yin country, naturally believe it is an extraordinary shame and humiliation”. 

 

What is a “Servant of servants”?

In layman's terms, it is the servant of the servant, the inferior of the inferior.

 

As one of the sinners who subjugated the country, how could the Gong family not be hated? As long as the national seal does not appear, the turmoil will not stop.

 

These may be sounded interesting, but had nothing to do with Shen Tang.
She cared more about the appearance of her wenxin.

 

Youth proposed: “You might as well test it”.

 

Wenxin had 9 ranks, only by knowing the specific Wenxin grade, could one find suitable magic words for oneself.

 

Shen Tang “How to test it?”

 

*Zhongtai (重台) – Used as a metaphor for similar things amongst the lowest grade, e.g.
servants servant.

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