Otaku Engineer in Great Tang Dynasty - Chapter 1827
Chapter 1827 Crossing the sea without knowing the sky, finally reaching the grassland!
You Prefecture is located in the northeast of Cháng’ān, and together with Jizhou, Yun Prefecture, and Fengzhou, it has built a strong military barrier on the northern border of Great Tang. Traveling northward from You Prefecture for seven 10 li, you will enter the territory of Turkic, and then traveling northward for 30 li, you will be able to reach Ashina Shibobi.
A grassland khan set up his own palace on the border of Great Tang. This seems to be very unreasonable, but there are reasons for all of this.
Ashina Shibobi, Ashina’s name, Shibobi, the son of Shibo Khan. In the second year of Wude, Shibi Khan died of illness. Shi Bobi was not able to succeed Khan because of his young age, so his uncle, Tully Fu, was succeeded by his uncle and named Ro Khan. After Chuluo Khan succeeded to the throne, Shibabi was appointed as the mud step, and he was placed in the east of Turkic (its land borders the north of Tang Dynasty You Prefecture).
In this way, if Great Tang attacks Turkic in the future, Shibobi’s subordinate will be the first to bear the brunt and will be able to resist Chu Luo Khan for a while; if Turkic attacks Great Tang, Shibabi’s subordinate can act as a leading figure. Chu Luo Khan charged into battle!
I don’t know if Shibi Khan would be so angry if he learned that his brother had treated his son like this in the spring. But this is not over yet.
In the four years of Wude, Chuluo Khan passed away, and Shi Bobi’s other uncle, Duo, succeeded to the throne, now Illig Qaghan. After Illig Qaghan came to the throne, in order to win over the original Shibi Khan’s old ministry, he appointed Shibobi as the little Khan, in charge of the Khitan Tribe, Mohe and other ministries, named Ashina Shibobi, but the position of the tutelary court was not at all changed. It still adjoins You Prefecture to the south and lies to the east of Turkic. It has become a special “military barrier” between Li Er and Jie Li!
At this time, a caravan is driving on the grassland, and the direction they are heading is the Ya Ting of Ashina Shibobi!
This caravan has a total of more than 20 people. The leader of the caravan is slightly fat, dressed in a round-necked green satin, with a sash around his waist, and his long hair is not tied up, but tied into each and everyone. Braids, just draped casually like that, this is a typical Turkic costume!
Look at the twenty or so people behind the businessman, all of them are dressed in coarse leather clothes, their hair is also “braided”, and a scimitar is worn around the waist. Each and everyone looks like a hole. !
Obviously, these people are the guards accompanying the businessman!
In addition to people, this caravan is accompanied by more than ten Carriages, which are the kind of Carriage that specializes in transporting goods, not the ones that carry people. Through the Carriage door, you can see that the car is filled with a dazzling array of goods, including silk, porcelain, and household utensils in the boiler.
The caravan was walking on the prairie at a moderate pace. Suddenly, there was a group of sergeants in leather armor and holding curved sabers in front of them, moving towards this side.
The group of soldiers approached the caravan and immediately reined their horses to stop. The leader of the sergeant calmly said, “Are you who?”
As for the language spoken by the sergeant, it is naturally not Chinese, but Turkic!
Turkic Since Tumen defeated Rouran in 552 and established the Turkic Khanate, until the white eyebrow khan was defeated by the Uighur and retired from the stage of history in 745, the sphere of influence continued to expand and the strongest In its heyday, it occupies a vast area of the Mongolian Plateau, the Jungar Basin, and the Central Asia grassland. As a powerful nomadic people active on the northern grasslands in ancient China, Turkic has had an important influence on the history of China, Central Asia and the world!
In addition, Turkic was also the first nomadic people in ancient China to have its own writing and language. Like the Huns and Rouran hundreds of years ago, they did not have their own language and writing, and they used Chinese characters!
“We are servants of the bones department. On the order of the chief, we have just shipped a batch of Great Tang specialties from Taiyuan and are ready to dedicate to the Great Khan!”
Facing the sudden road sergeant, the businessman’s face was as usual. He looked up and down the more than ten sergeants in front of him, put his right hand on his left chest, and leaned over to salute. Then he was fluent and authentic. Turkic blurted out.
It is strange that this is clearly the site of Ashina Shibobi, but the businessman stands on the side of Illig Qaghan so clearly, it is really puzzling! Isn’t he afraid that these soldiers will kill them all or arrest them all and tie them to the Tuli camp?
However, after hearing the businessman’s reply, those sergeants didn’t apply for anything unusual on their faces, and there was no extreme action in their hands. There was even a trace of fear in the eyes of the leading sergeant, but he was quickly covered up. Looking inside the Carriage, he said: “The Servant Bone Department? What did you transport to Great Tang? We need to check!”
The businessman laughed and said: “The things on the Carriage are just some silk, porcelain, and ironware that’s all. If you like it, you can pick a few of them and take them away as our servant bone department gives you! Which tribe are you from?”
Turning defensive into offensive, who would have thought that this businessman would turn passive into active!
Hearing that the businessman said that each person could pick a few pieces to take away, a trace of greed flashed in the eyes of the dozen or so sergeants. After all, these things mentioned by the merchants are relatively common in Great Tang, but on the grasslands, These are all in short supply!
A trace of greed flashed in the eyes of the first sergeant, but he soon returned to normal. He raised his head and said: “I am a member of the cohort, and I am guarded here by the order of the Great Khan. Since you are offering these things For the Great Khan, then we naturally won’t take more… Uh, one for one person!”
The Qiqi Tribe, one of the Fifteen Tiele Tribes, is the closest tribe to the Ashina Shibobi that belongs to the Illig Qaghan force! From this point of view, the businessman previously said that he was a servant of the bones, it was an extremely correct decision! Because the Servant Bone Department is near the Turkic Palace, it is Illig Qaghan’s direct line!
The merchant hearing this said with a smile: “It turned out to be a warrior of the Affiliation Department. Since it was ordered by the Great Khan, please check these goods carefully!”
After all, he made a “please” gesture.
Seeing that the businessman is so magnanimous and on the road, the leading sergeant waved to everyone behind him and said: “Okay! Since you are friends of the Servant Bone Department, each brothers should take an iron tool!”
After the words fell, everyone cheered, turned over and dismounted quickly, and walked towards the Carriage with the goods. After a while, some of these people were holding iron pots, and some of them carried an iron stove. For those living in the grassland For the nomads, these ironwares from the Central Plains are very scarce, because the steppe people are not good at Smelting Iron, let alone making iron!
As far as the iron pot is concerned, a good iron pot can easily be exchanged for dozens of sheep on the grassland. Some tribes who are poorly mixed cannot use iron pots, so they can only use stone pots!
“Okay! Brother of the servant bone department, let’s go! My name is Qifuhe, and you are very angry with me, haha! There are three levels ahead, but when the time comes, you just need to report my name , They won’t embarrass you! But don’t get close to the Khan’s tooth court, or you will be caught!”
The leading sergeant held a black iron pot and grinned to the merchant and said with a smile.
From beginning to end, these people just took a piece of ironware they wanted, but they didn’t check the goods on the Carriage one by one!
The businessman laughed and leaned over to salute: “Many thanks, I agree to congratulate my brother!”
The sergeant named Qifuhe waved his hand, and then left with his men contentedly.
The businessman paused on the spot for a while, and saw the sergeants walking away, and he said to the guards behind him: “Go! Be sure to get to Tuliya Court before dark!”
At this time, the businessman actually spoke Chinese!
The more than twenty guards behind the businessman cup one fist in the other hand and said in unison.
What’s even more bizarre is that they are all speaking Chinese at the moment!
It turns out that they turned out to be a group of Central Plains people who came to the grassland in disguise, but the businessman is a Central Plains, why is Turkic speaking so fluently?
The entire group embarked on the trip again.
Sure enough, as the Qi Fu He said, they encountered three more levels in the subsequent journey, but the three words “Qi Fu He” seemed to be really useful among these Turkic sergeants. Those who originally came The Turkic soldiers who searched, not at all embarrassed the caravan, the merchant was rich and imposing. Although he did not suffer any difficulties, he still left some iron or silk for the sergeants at each level, which made the sergeants smile. They all threatened that if they went to Great Tang to buy goods next time, they would definitely not stop it!
“Okay! Next we should be safe!”
After passing the last checkpoint, the leading businessman finally sighed in relief, said.
“Hey! Duke Ju, you are amazing! Those Turkic soldiers were deceived by you. At the beginning, at the end, I will sweat for you!”
Hearing this, all the guards behind the businessman have all sighed in relief. Among them, the leading guard looked towards the businessman with a look of admiration, and said with emotion.
It turned out that this Turkic-dressed businessman turned out to be Tang Jian, the man of Ju Guoguo, who set out secretly from Cháng’ān ten or so days ago and ordered the Turkic’s ambassador!
Who would have thought that Dignified Great Tang, Ju Guoguo, would even pretend to be a Turkic businessman and speak fluent Turkic?
At this time, the rest of the guards also looked at Tang Jian with admiration. This man, with strength of oneself, led them through the many levels of Jie Li, it is hard to not admire him!
Tang Jian stood with his hand, faintly smiled and said: “I am waiting to go to Turkic at this time. I was dancing on the tip of a knife. In the future, we will encounter more dangerous situations than today. If we want to go back alive , While being careful in everything, you have to be fully prepared when you wait!”
At this time, Tang Jian’s beard and hair are moving with the wind, just like Zhou Yu who was talking and laughing scattered ashes and dispersed smoke. He is calm, calm and unrestrained. Such a mentality is almost explosive!
Everyone should be.
The head of the guard hesitated for a moment at this time, opened the mouth and said: “Duke Ju, there will be one thing at the end of the puzzle. Why did you say that we are from the Servant Bone Department with that Qifu? But Ashina Shibobi’s, you said so at the time, you are not afraid that Qiqihe is a sharp person and kill us all?”
He understands some Turkic languages, but he is far less proficient than Tang Jian. It was only then that Tang Jian and Qi Fuhe had understood a part of the conversation. It is because of this that he sweated for Tang Jian!
(End of this chapter)