Chapter 256: Old 2 (Part one)

Xu Cheng asked again, “Then for the Dragon Blades, does the Poker card identity of each member suggest anything?”
The old man said proudly, “It’s a ranking of the comprehensive strength of each person, and the higher the number, the greater the strength.”

Xu Cheng was excited and he anxiously asked, “Then what’s my card?”

The old man glanced at him and said, “2. The smallest group out of the four – the Diamonds, and you are 2.”

“2?” Xu Cheng thought about it and was quite excited. “Then I’m at least bigger than A, right? Then I’m not that small.”

The old man looked at him from the corner of his eyes. “You are overthinking it. In the entire Dragon Division, the 54 cards are the most important members of the organization. 10, J, Q, K, and A are the trump cards. The A is also the sky king of the suite, so the four groups together have 4 sky kings, and 12 earth kings (J, Q, K). 10 is for the elites out of the rest. 2 is the smallest card, and following the order of Spades, Hearts, Clovers, and Diamonds, you are the smallest card out of all, so you are the little brother of the entire Dragon Division.”

Xu Cheng had the “are you kidding me” expression on. “Old man, why can’t you at least let me be 3? It’s a small card too, but it’s a lot less humiliating than 2… Diamond 2, it’s really twice the humiliation…” (TL note: the diamond suit is also called square, and both square and 2 are slang for stupid.) 

The old man snorted. “You should feel honored, do you know that? Because within the entire structure of the Dragon Division, you are the only 2!”

Xu Cheng’s eyes stared wide open. “I’m also the only one? Who made these arrangements? Is he just trying to troll me to death?”

The old man: “It’s still that same peerless genius that came up with the codes.”

Xu Cheng: “I want to slap him…”

The old man: “Don’t just always speak of wanting to slap him, he also put in a lot of thought and effort into this. In the future, you will naturally understand the intention of that genius.”

Xu Cheng: “Wait, old man, you said there are 54 cards in the Dragon Division structure, but you just mentioned 52. What about the two joker cards?”

The old man: “Right, there’s no Little Joker. To be strict, there are only 50 cards. The master of the Dragon Division is the Big Joker.”

Having said that, the old man’s eyes drifted off into the distance as if he was thinking of something with a tinge of emotion. 

Xu Cheng: “Old man, then which card are you?”

The old man: “I’m just someone responsible for introducing new recruits to the organization. I don’t have a card. By the way, I heard that you are going to Great Britain tomorrow with your wife?”

Xu Cheng nodded. “Right, I might go tonight actually, it’s more convenient because of the time difference.”

The old man: “I will introduce a person to you. Your future missions will be handed by him.”

As he said that, a person emerged from the pavilion from god knows when. This was the guard that had been following the old man around. When he walked up to Xu Cheng, Xu Cheng checked him out and saw that the guy had a rectangle-shaped face. He didn’t really give off a soldier-like feeling, but his build was pretty solid. However, his eyes did give off a very sharp feeling.

“This is Bei Shan, you can also call him Senior Brother Bei.”

Bei Shan nodded, and Xu Cheng greeted him, “Hello, Senior Brother Bei Shan.”

“Then, if you have any questions, you can just ask him when you guys meet. He will tell you what he should be telling you.”
Bei Shan nodded and said to Xu Cheng, “This time I actually have something to do in Great Britain as well. Do you want to go together?”

Xu Cheng nodded. “Sure.”
Then, he looked at the old man and said, “Elder, then normally when I want to find you, how should I get into contact with you?”

Bei Shan answered, “When the old man wants to find you, he will naturally come to you.”
The old man: “No worries, if you want to find me, you can talk to Bei Shan and he will bring you to me.”

Bei Shan looked at the old man in a bit of disbelief, kind of puzzled as to why he would favor Xu Cheng this much. Normally, not even the general commander would be able to see the old man when they wanted to, and only a handful of people in the 54-set had ever seen the Dragon Division master. If the time hadn’t come to when the Dragon Blades were in great danger, the Master would rarely make an appearance.

The old man sensed Bei Shan’s surprise and he waved nonchalantly. “You guys can leave now.”

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