Chapter 95 Artifact! The iron-clad Zhao Shilang was convinced!

Novel Title:Ming Dynasty: My father Yongle, Yongzhenshanhe Time:2024-1-25 / 18:30:06 Author:I heard about ancient times Word Count:7145

Bureau of Ordnance.

When Zhu Gaoxu walked into the workshop, Zhao Yi was exchanging blows with a craftsman.

I have to admit that Zhu Gaoxu’s disgusting mentoring system is surprisingly effective.

Zhao Yi and other clumsy officials could not complete much work in a day. In the eyes of honest craftsmen, this was a sign of cheating.

I can’t bear it!

Many fierce conflicts broke out between the two sides. Compared with the eloquent officials, how could the honest craftsmen argue with them?

But honest people also have the temper of honest people, that is, they are axes and accept death!

If you are wrong, you are wrong, and if you are wrong, you should be scolded!

In this workshop where sawdust is flying, who cares what kind of imperial official you are?

At this moment, Zhao Yi was having a fierce argument with his ‘mentor’. There were a bunch of workers surrounding him, and there were noisy discussions in the distance.

‘Hey, Minister Zhao, aren’t you a little angry?’

Zhu Gaoxu’s soft words immediately silenced the two of them.

Enemies are extremely jealous when they meet.

Zhao Yi looked at the safe and sound King of Han Zhu Gaoxu, and his heart suddenly sank to the bottom.

He jointly signed a petition with officials from the Ministry of Industry to impeach the Emperor of Han for his willful behavior and lawlessness.

As a result, this thief not only showed up at the Arms Bureau in a swaggering manner, but he also seemed to be in a good mood.

Thinking about it, Zhao Yi felt very heavy.

The emperor was a man of great talent and strategy. After he came to the throne, he worked hard to develop the economy, promote culture and education, and took many measures to vigorously develop the economy. This made the world prosperous, the country prosperous, and the territory vast. This is a story for the ages.

But now he doesn’t know people well, even though the king of Han supervises the country unethically, he acts arbitrarily and insults the courtiers.

If we continue to indulge like this, I am afraid that the world will boil with resentment, the court will be in chaos, and the Ming Dynasty will be in danger!

‘Huh? Why didn’t Minister Zhao speak up? Aren’t you a good talker? Why did you tell the emperor about me?’

Zhu Gaoxu was filled with anger. Now seeing Zhao Yi speechless, he immediately taunted him.

Zhao Yi’s eyes turned red and he snorted coldly, ‘King Han, don’t be too proud. I will continue to impeach you until the emperor is no longer deceived by you…’

‘It’s such a big crime to deceive the emperor! I’m curious as to why you, Zhao Yi, are always hostile to me?’

Zhu Gaoxu was very helpless. These princelings were full of hostility towards him.

No matter what he does, in the eyes of the princelings, it is all a struggle for power.

Where can Zhu Gaoxu, who is devoted to his country, go to reason?

After hearing this, Zhao Yi was immediately shocked and gritted his teeth with hatred.

You, a thief, ask us to forge with the craftsmen, humiliate our human dignity, and still have the nerve to ask us why we are hostile to you?

How could there be such a shameless person in the world? !

Zhu Gaoxu spread his hands innocently and took the initiative to explain, ‘I force you to come to the workshop just to let you experience the hard work of the craftsmen, so that both parties can understand each other.’

‘Have you not learned any practical skills or philosophy of life after working for five days in a row?’

As soon as these words came out, everyone was a little confused.

Zhao Yi glanced at his ‘mentor’ and recalled the past few days, feeling a little emotional for no reason.

Since ancient times, Confucianism has been the most prominent school in the world, and Zhao Yifan, who wrote the Six Classics, Zi Shi, Tian Wen and Tui Bu, etc., is proficient in all of them and is an out-and-out great scholar.

In his eyes, craftsmen are just people who are good at strange skills.

A Confucian sage once said, ‘Industry and commerce are prosperous but the basic industry is in short supply.’ ‘Business is a fraud, work is a decoration. The evil inside can be seen but the heart is not deceitful.’

Industry and commerce were juxtaposed against the ‘main industry’ agriculture, and were regarded as the last stream that would delay the main industry.

But after actually getting to know these craftsmen, he was surprised to find that most of them were simple and honest, with no bad intentions at all.

On the contrary, due to the rules set by the thief Lord Han, the master and apprentice had to complete the workload of two people every day. Zhao Yi and his clumsy movements were too late, so the workload fell on the master craftsman.

Zhao Yi clearly saw that in order to complete his workload, the master craftsmen did not take a break at noon. After eating in the canteen, they returned to the workshop to continue working.

It’s just that this master is honest and simple. He always works quietly and never says anything.

Zhao Yi had a quarrel with the master craftsman today. It was also because of this matter that he wanted the master craftsman to rest for a while and complete the work he was supposed to do.

Seeing that many of them had strange expressions, Zhu Gaoxu immediately laughed and said, ‘The craftsmen just want to live a better life. No one wants to live a life of precarious life without having to eat one meal, right?’

‘You have also seen the performance list of the Ordnance Bureau. After my rectification, the efficiency has increased more than ten times. What I have done is just to treat the craftsmen better and let them live with dignity. It is not what you want.’ Want to target Confucian classics like that.’

As soon as these words came out, Zhao Yi and others nodded subconsciously.

It is true that His Highness the King of Han only slightly improved the treatment of craftsmen and did not do anything excessive.

On the contrary, they made a fuss out of a molehill, because many craftsmen’s salaries even exceeded theirs, so Zhao Yi and others complained about this.

But after actually working in the workshop and experiencing it themselves, they understood the hardships of these craftsmen.

Everyone was silent for a while.

Seeing this, Zhu Gaoxu sighed and said, ‘Confucian classics is the most prominent school in the world, and this is a position that no one can shake.’

‘But you literati and officials have to give people a chance to eat, right?’

‘I don’t even have enough to eat, and I have to do such high-intensity work every day…’

When the craftsman heard this, he was moved to tears.

Zhao Yi and other officials also looked ashamed and lowered their heads silently.

Just at this moment, Old Liu Tou came over with a tired face.

‘My lord, it’s done!’

‘What’s done?’

Zhu Gaoxu was stunned for a moment, looking at the panting old Liu Tou, not understanding what he meant.

‘The mother machine for producing arrow shafts has been successfully developed by the woodworking workshop according to your drawings.’

Zhu Gaoxu was startled, then laughed and said, ‘Whoever develops it, I will reward him heavily, a big reward!’

‘Everyone, come with me to witness what a military artifact is!’

Military artifact!

Hearing this word, Zhao Yi and others were also shocked, and silently followed King Han to the woodworking workshop.

When everyone walked in and took a look, they saw two carpenters sitting on a strange bench, pedaling the two pedals under their feet in circles. As their feet moved, a wide strip of cowhide appeared. belt, quickly driving a huge wheel to hum and rotate…

What’s happening here?

Under the stunned gaze of everyone, Old Liu Tou personally stepped forward and made a straight arrow shaft!

Zhao Yi took the arrow shaft, looked at it carefully for a long time, and couldn’t help but take a breath of cold air.

This arrow shaft only took less than a quarter of an hour from putting it on the machine to shaping it!

This is an arrow shaft!

Arrow tips have molds that can be produced quickly, and now arrow shaft production has reached such a terrifying speed!

Then… how long does it take to produce a sharp arrow?

Zhao Yi was so excited that his face turned red and he held the arrow shaft for a long time without being able to speak.


He is really convinced now!

These craftsmen not only deserve to be rewarded, but they also deserve to be heavily rewarded!

The entire Ming Dynasty should remember their outstanding achievements!

‘Your Majesty, do you think there are any improvements?’

Old Liu Tou said with a shy smile, full of pride and pride.

Zhu Gaoxu also smiled and gave a thumbs up.

‘Old Liu Tou, well done!’

‘I heard that you are still single. Do you want a wife?’

Everyone ‘???’