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The next day, a pair of brothers in their forties arrived at the villa. They looked almost identical. They both wore a Tang suit, were very skinny, had a small beard, and had really thick fingers.
They were both people from the world of martial arts that Ren Baqian had hired to provide training for the winged cavalry.
This training wasn’t in the department of skills, but to teach some of the etiquette and ways of traditional martial arts.
After all, the winged cavalry were too crude and barbaric.
Modern society was a civilized one. Regardless of the occasion, people had to put on civilized clothing to be more readily accepted by others and also to look classier.
Their company name, The Martial Arts Culture Company, was written on their business permit as well and included the word “culture” in it.
After opening the martial arts center, there might be people who would come to challenge them and force them to close down. Ren Baqian was afraid that the winged cavalry would heavily injure or even kill such challengers. This was another reason why he wanted to engage someone to educate them. Eventually, through the recommendation of someone, he hired these two from the martial arts world.
They weren’t exactly highly skilled, but it would be useless even if they were because they could never attain the Man Wheel level. At present, all Man Wheel experts were deployed at various military bases all over the country.
Even if they were to attain the Man Wheel level, compared to the winged cavalry, they would only be at the level of getting swatted into a wall after one slap.
As such, Ren Baqian managed to find these two to provide training for the winged cavalry. However, the pair were flabbergasted the moment they arrived outside the villa.
They saw around eight burly men in the courtyard who were using huge barbells as dumbbells.
These barbells weighed at least 100 kilograms and had thick weighted plates on the ends. Furthermore, the burly men held one in each hand and lifted them one after another.
The duo almost thought that these weights were made of wood. However, when someone threw a set barbells aside, it immediately created a deep hole in the ground.
At the sight of this, they both were bewildered. The winged cavalry were already at such a level, so why were they still required here?
Were those people in the courtyard actually monsters?
The two of them even felt like returning home at that moment.
However, after some thought, they decided to give Ren Baqian a call.
After all, it wasn’t easy to earn money in the traditional martial arts industry, especially when they had no sect backing them and neither of them had much of a reputation. They didn’t possess the brains for making money either.
Ren Baqian was willing to pay them quite a hefty sum of money as well. With this money, they wouldn’t have to worry for a few years.
Ren Baqian greeted them from the window after receiving the call. After that, one of the winged cavalry warriors walked toward the main door.
The two men suddenly felt a great deal of psychological pressure when they saw him approaching.
When enemies met face to face, the bigger one would win. This was rather practical in the world of martial arts. All martial arts competitions had different weight classes. Regardless of whether it was strength or the toughness, the heavyweight class would definitely have a strong advantage.
The person in front of them clearly belonged to the heavyweight class.
The aura of the winged cavalry warrior also made the two of them feel extremely uneasy.
It was as if they were facing a fierce tiger that was about to devour them.
The two of them had still felt pretty confident before they arrived. After seeing these people, however, they immediately lost all confidence.
There were many times when one could feel the disparity even without the need for competition. This was especially the case for people like them who were well-travelled; they were very skilled at judging people and sensing danger.
That winged cavalry warrior stepped forward, sized them up, and said, “Follow me. Lady boss is expecting you.”
The two men gave their thanks after hearing this and followed him across the courtyard. When they walked past the other winged cavalry, they felt goosebumps on their skin like they had just walked past a group of tigers.
Before they entered the house, they still thought that they would be meeting someone young and beautiful. However, all they saw when they entered the house was a young man watching the news while sitting on the sofa. He nodded in greeting after seeing the two of them.
While they were still wondering who this person was, they heard the burly man who brought them in say, “Lady boss, they are here.”
“Scram!” Ren Baqian immediately raised his eyebrows, grabbed a fruit knife, and threw it over.
The lady boss… was actually a man… The thoughts of the two brothers immediately went askew… After taking into account those burly men outside who had oppressive auras, they immediately thought of Dongfang Bubai[1.Dongfang Bubai: literally “Invincible East,” is a fictional character in the wuxia novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer by Jin Yong] and Yang Lianting. In the blink of an eye, the villa turned into the society’s legendary Black Wood Cliff.
Ren Baqian actually didn’t sense their thoughts. After exchanging a few words, he called for the winged cavalry and declared, “These two men shall become your etiquette teachers in the future. The rules are the same: no beating, no scolding, no threatening, and no playing finger-guessing games while drinking with the teachers!”
When Ren Baqian started speaking, the duo started breaking into a sweat. When he was done talking, they were both drenched.
The winged cavalry then answered, “Understood, lady boss.”
Ren Baqian stared at them and narrowed his eyes. He couldn’t seem to get rid of this title anymore. This bunch of idiots, they were getting naughtier!
Two days later, Ren Baqian brought an extremely large loudspeaker back to Dayao.
The next day, Ren Baqian appeared outside the palace early in the morning and waited together with everyone. He held a loudspeaker that was about half the size of a person in one hand and carried a box in the other. Once again, this attracted quite a bit of attention.
Seeing Ren Baqian’s appearance, Shi Qing stepped forward and asked, “Sir Ren, you still haven’t given up yet?”
“There are some things that need to be said. The behavior from last time is already outdated.” Ren Baqian replied.
“I’m looking forward to Sir Ren’s ideas, but don’t be too eager and impatient.” Shi Qing laughed.
Ren Baqian cupped his hands in gratitude.
After a while, everyone entered the main hall. The empress glanced across everyone’s faces after she took her seat at the top and said, “File your reports!”
“Your Majesty, I have something to say.” Ren Baqian stepped forward before waiting for anyone else to speak. In fact, the others were also waiting for him to speak. Besides, looking at his attitude, they knew that he was here to say something.
“Dear Sirs, do you still remember our objective for declaring war on the Yun Nation this time around? We didn’t do it for leisure or to simply rob them and leave. We wanted to take possession of the entire Yun Nation and incorporate them into our empire.
Dayao even had to request for Her Majesty to utilize the imperial treasury in order to restock on weapons. What was this for? It was because even though Dayao’s lands are vast, we don’t have an abundance of natural resources. As such, we need to incorporate the Yun Nation into our territory to make use of their mineral reserves and skilled workers so that we can develop Dayao. Their resources will be used to supplement us.”
Everyone understood Ren Baqian’s speech and had no objection.
“However, governing an area isn’t as simple as drawing a circle around it on a map. Like what happened to Tianjing Basin previously, would there be a difference even if we didn’t conquer them? The Yun Nation is of higher importance than Tianjing Basin and steadier governing will be required. Only then will we be able to make use of their skills and resources to develop Dayao. Therefore, we can’t act like we did previously and treat their civilians as slaves. Tyranny may work temporarily, but not forever. Do you still remember how the Hao Nation perished back then?”
“Sir Ren, how can we compare the Hao Nation to our dynasty?! Let alone the Yun Nation? Hmph, hmph!” Qin Chuan responded with a look of disdain when he mentioned the Yun Nation.
“The Hao Nation naturally can’t be compared to our dynasty, and the Jing Tribe can’t be compared to the aboriginals either. However, if we rule the people through tyranny, then the way they view Her Majesty will be similar to how our late emperor saw the Hao Nation’s emperor. Water can float a boat and also capsize it. The rise and fall of every generation of the previous dynasties has proven this point,” Ren Baqian replied with power and resonance.
“So what if they are unsettled? We have thousands of aboriginal youths!” Qin Chuan still rebutted even though he understood Ren Baqian’s words.
You hater! These words suddenly sprouted in Ren Baqian’s mind.
“Military force can’t represent everything. Development is still the key task of the future. Future developments will greatly surpass your imagination. Everything in the future will be completely different from the past! In order to build the blueprint that Her Majesty has in mind, everything has to evolve and pave the road to peace!” Ren Baqian cupped his hands at the empress who sat above them.
“Isn’t the world simply like this? What are these changes that will surpass imagination?” Qin Chuan sneered.
“The blueprint that Her Majesty has in mind is to let everyone lead a liberal life free from the upheaval of injuries, illnesses, and the lack of food and clothing. She wants every child to go to school and learn knowledge that they are interested in. She wants everyone to have food to eat and books to read. She wants everyone to be able to reflect upon themselves. She wants everyone to have a goal to strive for. She wants everyone to live, not just for the sake of living, but for their own self-regard! The blueprint that Her Majesty has in mind is to let everyone in this world progress and prosper!” Ren Baqian explained as he began to paint the big picture. This was what the empress envied about Earth when she first went there. This was also what she had never been able to forget.
Of course, to the present Dayao, this would be like achieving communism.
However, there wouldn’t be any problems with this if that was the blueprint in the empress’s mind.
After hearing Ren Baqian’s words and recalling what she had seen, heard, and felt when she first went to Earth, the empress remembered the envy that she had felt at that time.
Even though she was straight-faced, she was actually overwhelmed with emotions!
Indeed, Ren Baqian knew her thoughts the best.
As for the rest, they simply looked at Ren Baqian like he was a fool, but they didn’t dare to direct that same look at the empress. How could what he said be possible?
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