Chapter 577 The Ming Dynasty’s Letter of Credential
Old man Zhou sighed with great regret but still asked with some unwillingness, “Can’t you think about it again?”
Qin Haodong replied, “I don’t have to think about it. In fact, I won’t be staying in Shanghai for long. I’ll be leaving soon.”
After the trip to the capital, Qin Haodong’s life goals had undergone great changes. What he needed to do now was to improve his strength as soon as possible and strengthen his own team. One day, he would formally go to the capital and recognize his parents.
So the most important thing in Zhou Jielun’s view was not worth anything for Qin Haodong. If it weren’t for the Zheng family provoking him this time, he wouldn’t have broken the balance of the three families.
Zhou Jielun shook his head and said, “But you still need to be careful of the Sun Family. I can’t be clearer about that old geezer Sun Shengtian. You smashed his old nest, so he won’t let it go just like that. The reason why he’s holding it in for now is because he’s waiting for an opportunity. Sooner or later, he’ll seek revenge from you.”
Qin Haodong smiled and said, “If he wants to die then he can’t blame me.”
In Sun Shengtian’s bedroom in the Sun family, Sun Shengtian stood in front of a black-robed man and respectfully said, “Your Lord Emissary, Qin Haodong has just destroyed the Zheng family. I’m afraid that it won’t be long before he attacks my family. Is there any news about our archbishop?”
The black-robed man answered in an ice-cold voice, “You are unqualified to ask about the archbishop so casually. You have not yet finished the mission given by the Holy Religion.
“After you finish your mission, our archbishop will naturally come to Shanghai. Then he will dispose of Qin Haodong easily.”
Sun Shengtian said, “I know, Your Lord Emissary. I have already completed more than half of the mission and it’ll be finished in a few days.”
The next day, when the sun rose, the Zheng family had disappeared from the upper class aristocratic families in Shanghai.
Today was Monday. Lin Momo was in charge of receiving the properties of the Zheng family and Qin Haodong had gone to the school with his classmates.
“Boss, haven’t seen you in a long time. I miss you so much!”
“Boss, where have you been these days? Did you go flirting with girls again?”
Zhi Fubao and Tian Boguang rushed to Qin Haodong as soon as they saw him. They each grabbed one of his arms and they looked very close to each other.
“Let go of me, you two. Don’t let others misunderstand us!” Qin Haodong laughed and said, “I’ve been to the capital in the past few days to do some things.”
Zhi Fubao said, “Boss, I find that you’re really amazing. You haven’t been to class in almost a week but the school didn’t bother about you at all!”
Tian Boguang said, “It is really unfair. I skipped one class to date a lonely girl but I was severely criticized by the teacher and almost punished.
“But you left for a whole week and nothing’s happened to you at all.”
Zhi Fubao said, “With your puny ability, how dare you compare with our boss? Don’t you know that the geezer of our school also learns medical skills from boss?”
At this moment, a clear voice interrupted from the side, “Fatty, who is the geezer you’re talking about?”
Zhi Fubao looked back and saw Su Hui appear behind him while holding a shining silver needle in her hand.
During this period of time, Su Hui had been practicing the Nine Magical Needles of Plum Blossom on him, leaving a huge shadow on the fatty’s heart.
Although the weight loss part of it was very effective, and he had lost almost seventy to eighty pounds, the feeling made him go cold at the thought of it.
“No… No… I’m talking about the geezer selling crisps at the school gate. It has nothing to do with your grandfather. Let’s not talk about it anymore. I have a stomachache and I need to go to the toilet.”
After saying that, he immediately ran away.
“I’ll go and see if this guy lied to you.”
Tian Boguang also felt that it was not suitable for him to stay there, so he ran away with Zhi Fubao.
Seeing the two guys leaving, Su Hui said to Qin Haodong, “Where have you been these days? My grandfather is looking for you everywhere.”
“I went to the capital.” Qin Haodong asked curiously, “Why does your grandfather want to see me?”
Su Hui replied, “I’m not sure about the details but maybe it has something to do with the academic exchange group of Koryo. He said that as long as you went to the class today then you have to go back with me at night. He will tell you the details in person.”
Qin Haodong’s impression of Su Hongbo was very good so he said, “Very well, we’ll go to your house at night.”
“We’re not going to my house. We’re going to my maternal grandfather’s house.”
Qin Haodong asked in surprise, “Didn’t you just say that your grandfather was looking for me?”
Su Hui blushed and replied, “It’s my grandfather who is looking for you, but my maternal grandma said that she hasn’t seen you in a long time, so she invited you for dinner.”
Qin Haodong said, “Oh! All right. The dishes she cooks are very delicious. I’m going to comfort my stomach.”
Surprised, Su Hui asked, “You’ve agreed?”
Qin Haodong laughed and replied, “Why would I refuse such a good invitation?”
“That’s great. Let’s go together tonight.”
Su Hui had a relieved smile on her face. These days, she’d have quarrels with Zhu Chunmei, who shouted every day that she should take Qin Haodong back to have dinner and said that since Su Hui would not have a relationship with a boy, then she could help her.
Soon the class bell rang. When Zhang Xiaoyan saw Qin Haodong, she just nodded slightly as if she didn’t care about his absence in the past few days.
Since the teacher did not ask then Qin Haodong did not explain. After school, he followed Su Hui to her grandfather Liu Qigong’s house.
“Qin, where have you been for the past few days? Why didn’t you come here to sit for a while?”
As soon as Qin Haodong entered the door, Zhu Chunmei enthusiastically took his hand. The way she looked at him was as if watching her grandson-in-law.
“Little Qin, you and Huihui can sit here and chat with each other. I’ll make some good food for you.”
Then she went into the kitchen and at that moment, Liu Qigong came out of his room. When he saw Qin Haodong, he said with surprise, “Little Qin, here you are. Come to my room quickly. I have something good to show you.”
After that, he pulled Qin Haodong into his room without an explanation. Su Hui shook her head slightly and followed them in.
“Little Qin, I really need to thank you this time. If you hadn’t given me that jade pendant, this archaeological exploration wouldn’t have been completed so smoothly.”
Last time in the tomb, after the evil spirit invaded his body, the archaeological exploration was suspended. After Qin Haodong cured him, Liu Qigong took the crystal pendant into the tomb to continue.
Sure enough, as Qin Haodong had said, people within ten meters of the pendant would be fine otherwise they would feel cold all over and would get sick if they stayed outside that range for too long.
With this pendant as a guarantee, the archaeological exploration went smoothly. Just yesterday, all the complete work was finished and he had just returned to Shanghai this morning.
Qin Haodong said, “It’s good that everything went well. You can take this thing with you and it will be useful when you enter tombs in the future.”
“Little Qin, take a look. We had a huge harvest in this time. Guess whose tomb that was?”
As Liu Qigong spoke, he turned on the computer and began scrolling through the images of the archaeological finds.
These images were all internal records, which were absolutely inaccessible to outsiders. He was sincerely thankful for Qin Haodong’s help, so he was sharing his most precious things with him.
Qin Haodong moved the mouse and taking quick glances at the pictures on the screen. To be honest, he was not very interested in these archaeological finds.
However, this tomb was very luxuriously constructed and had a wide space. The collections in the tomb were really rich and they looked very exquisite. He asked cooperatively, “Mr. Liu, whose tomb is this?”
“Wei Zhongxian! It’s Wei Zhongxian’s grave!” Liu Qigong said excitedly. “After the research and verification by us, we have confirmed that this grave belongs to the lead eunuch of the Ming Dynasty, Wei Zhongxian.”
Su Hui asked, “Wei Zhongxian? Wasn’t he killed by Emperor Chongzhen? How could he have his own tomb?”
“It’s not surprising. This is the cenotaph that Wei Zhongxian prepared for himself in advance.”
Speaking of his work and passion, Liu Qigong said eloquently, “According to our inference, this tomb belongs to Wei Zhongxian. He probably predicted that he would have no good ending, so he built this tomb in advance.
“The location of the tomb was very furtive and his skeleton was also not there. He should have prepared it in advance but later, Emperor Chongzhen directly killed him without giving him a chance to enter the burial. ”
Qin Haodong asked, “Since he was not buried, why are there so many burial items?”
Liu Qigong replied, “At that time, Wei Zhongxian had the power to conquer the court and held great power. He had uncountable wealth, so it was normal for him to put some things in it for himself in advance.”
“Oh!” Qin Haodong nodded and continued looking at the pictures on the computer. He looked through them quickly.
Suddenly, a picture attracted his attention. It was an opened scroll. It looked like an imperial edict but was not one. It was written in ancient Huaxia language which meant a letter of credence and there were many small characters below it.
The writing was very good. It was vigorous and powerful, and there was a big red seal at the bottom.
Qin Haodong was a little interested to see this. He stopped and asked, “Grandpa, what is this?”
Liu Qigong replied, “This is a letter of credence. It was given to the Ming Dynasty by the Koryo and below it is the seal of the King of the Koryo.”
“It turns out to be a letter of credence.” Qin Haodong asked, “Grandpa, since it’s a letter of credence from another country then why is it in Huaxia’s language?”
Liu Qigong said, “At that time, Ming Dynasty was the most powerful country. In order to express their respect, the subordinate countries would write it with help from the ministers who were proficient in Huaxia’s language.
“It’s ridiculous that some countries are still arguing about the history. This letter of credence is the best evidence that Huaxia was very powerful.”