Chapter 782: Where is your modesty? (Part One)
When Xu Cheng got out of the car, he saw all five Old Masters waiting at the entrance.
He was flattered and let out a bitter smile. “If those uncles in the capital knew that I let my five grandfathers greet me, they would criticize me a lot, wouldn’t they?”
Old Master Ye stroked a handful of his beard and said, “You deserve this scale of welcome.”
Old Master Zhou smiled. “Today, there is no seniority in the family nor age, only military merit. So, you deserve this. Stop being pretentious, hurry up and come on in.”
Xu Cheng shook his head and smiled bitterly as he followed the five Old Masters into a large ancient style courtyard that had small bridges and a stream of flowing water. It was a very ancient courtyard with houses made of wood.
“This place is refurbished according to the Yuanmingyuan site, and it’s also this country’s greatest martyrs tombstone courtyard,” Old Master Ye explained as he walked in front.
Xu Cheng only felt the unusual vibe here once Old Master Ye mentioned it.
“The outer circle belongs to those who are family members of the notables, but less than ten people are qualified to enter this far.” Old Master Nie added, “You are now considered a qualified person.”
Old Master Ye laughed, pointed to where the pavilion was, and said, “Let’s go. A chair has been prepared for you there, so you can always come and go from time to time in the future.”
Xu Cheng saw the Halls of Sacrifice, each named after someone who contributed to the country in history, and he was in awe of this place when he found the names of many known individuals.
“The reason why we build these Halls of Sacrifice in the most central area is to remind the future generations to not forget our roots, to not forget the foundation of the country. It’s also considered a spirit left from historical legacy,” Old Master Guo sighed and explained to Xu Cheng.
Xu Cheng stood on the mossy road paved by stone slabs and sighed, “Bragging is one thing, but I don’t think I’m qualified to enter here yet.”
“Kid, don’t be presumptuous.” Old Master Ye said, “You’re qualified, the Clans have been a historical problem and your Master spent half a lifetime on trying to solve the problem from the roots and had no clue. But your recklessness and impetuous actions played an unexpected effect, and it could be said that if it wasn’t for you, the four clans would be difficult to extinguish. Yet you did it, you accomplished something your Master always wanted to, and something that affected the fate of this country. The reason why I don’t compare with you is because we’ve built our merit as a team, yet you managed to destroy them alone. So every time you brag about this, I won’t go against you because I respect you in this manner!”
Xu Cheng laughed. “I was just bragging, don’t take it seriously please. I actually regret this after I did it.”
Old Master Ye scolded. “Be serious!”
Xu Cheng hurriedly restrained his expression without saying a word.
Old Master Ye then scolded with a smile, “It’s best if you don’t take it seriously instead of feeling complacent.”
Old Master Zhou sat down and patted the table as he said, “Tell me about it, what happened with the Wei Nation.”
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