Noticing them, Honored Lord of the Origin was clear about what they were expecting, so he said, "After Gao Yang, the second Mentor of Human Sovereign belongs to our tribe . Considering their previous assistance, I want to give the position to . . . Tai Yi . "
Immortal Tai Yi was overjoyed to hear the news, while others were envious and jealous of him . Among the Twelve Golden Immortals in the Tribe of Enlightenment, Guang Chengzi was the most favored by Honoured Lord of the Origin . He was also the eldest disciple, so it was reasonable that he was appointed as the Mentor of Human Sovereign . Immortal Tai Yi, however, was not the second disciple . He was granted this position purely out of the affection that Honoured Lord of the Origin had for him . This naturally made other disciples dissatisfied .
Xuanyuan conceded the position as sovereign to his grandson, Gao Yang . In the future, Gao Yang would be known as Emperor Zhuanxu, one of the Five Emperors . Xuanyuan was worshiped as the Yellow Emperor by the Human Tribe . Since then, the Heavenly, Earthly, and Human Sovereign had all fulfilled their Merits and injected more luck to the Human Tribe .
After Zhuanxu took the position as the Sovereign of Human Tribe, he conducted a significant religious reformation . The nine Li tribes conquered by Xuanyuan the Yellow Emperor still believed in Ancestors of Sorcery of the Wu Tribe . They worshiped ghosts and gods because they were mostly Wu people . Therefore, Zhuanxu issued a compulsory order that they should receive education from the Yellow Emperor . By doing this, the cultural integration among tribes was improved, thus promoting the development of all tribes .
Naturally, under the publicity of Zhuanxu, the Tribe of Humanity enjoyed an increasing popularity among the Human Tribe . Conversely, the Tribe of Enlightenment, which flourished in Xuanyuan's time, had to give way to the Tribe of Humanity . This was not a direct order from Xuandu, but Zhuanxu needed the Tribe of Humanity to consolidate his position as the Sovereign of Human Tribe .
At the same time, Zhuanxu also paid much attention to his governing and strived to develop the agriculture . Due to the change in production mode, males had gradually become the dominant role in the Human Tribe while the females' status was declining . Moreover, Zhuanxu created nine provinces according to each tribe's domains and established government organizations to research social order and make public policies . He also reformed the calendar and divided a year into four seasons and 24 solar terms . Because of this, his descendants honored him as the "Ancestor of Calendar" .
At that time, there was a Yellow Water Monster at the southwest of Neihuang County . It often spat yellow water which flooded croplands and destroyed houses . Zhuanxu was determined to defeat the Yellow Water Monster, but the monster possessed great Magic Skills . Although Zhuanxu was the grandson of Xuanyuan the Yellow Emperor and had learned some skills, his Taoist cultivation was shallow . Thus, he failed to defeat the monster even after months of fighting .
To seek help, he invited his mentor, Taoist Xuandu, for some advice . Knowing his intention, Xuandu presented him with the Heaven Emperor Sword and taught him how to use it . Zhuanxu then defeated the Yellow Water Monster with the Heaven Emperor Sword . To bring more benefits to the Human Tribe, he used the Heaven Emperor Sword to turn a sand dune into a mountain, called Mount Fuyu, and created a river beside it, called Xiao River .
Zhuanxu ruled the Human Tribe for 78 years before he fulfilled his Merits . The Merits descended from the Heaven and created some Human Sovereign Fruits . Xuandu got some Merits accordingly, but he stored them instead of absorbing them immediately . People had no idea what he would do with those Merits . After the actualization of Zhuanxu, the position as Sovereign of Human Tribe was conceded to Emperor Ku .
It was said that Emperor Ku, namely Gao Xin, had been endowed with Spiritual Air ever since he was born . He was also able to say out his own name right after his birth . Moreover, he was taken as a disciple of Immortal Tai Yi, who was under Honoured Lord of the Origin . Ever since Immortal Tai Yi failed to solve the trading problem of the Human Tribe, he did some research on the issues that they had . Therefore, he did not just teach cultivation methods to Emperor Ku, but also gave some advice on the governing of the Human Tribe .
After Emperor Ku took office, he brought benefits to everyone except for himself . He was very perceptive . He could learn about situations at faraway places and see every detail clearly . He followed the Heaven's will and understood the people's needs . He was noble and benevolent, gentle and trustworthy, always improving himself . As a result, all tribes were willing to take him as the leader .
He was thrifty about harvesting crops on the land . He cared for his people and taught them all kinds of useful skills . He established the solar terms after calculating the movement of the Sun and Moon and respected the law of nature . He knew all ghosts and gods and worshiped them with care . He was noble and dignified, with high mortality . He acted properly and lived like an ordinary person .
His governance was like the rain watering croplands, covering every space without exception . All tribes were content with his governance . As the saying goes in historical records, "Emperor Ku, the grandson of Xuanyuan and son of Xuanxiao, could say his own name right after his birth . He ruled the Human Tribe with virtue, caring for every person in his Tribe; he was noble and prestigious, paying much attention to the education of his Tribe, thus enjoying a good reputation as bright as the Sun and moon . "
Apart from Emperor Ku himself, his sons were quite renowned in Chinese history as well . According to legends, Emperor Ku had four concubines . The first concubine was Jiangyuan, the daughter of Tai Guojun . It was said that she got pregnant because of stepping on footprints of a Giant while she was at home . Since she was not married then, she abandoned her child three times, in a dark lane, a forest and on ice respectively . Surprisingly, her child was protected by various animals every time, so her child was named "Qi" . When the child grew up, he liked agriculture and taught people how to plant the Five Grains . Later he became the ancestor of the Zhou Tribe and was honored as the Lord of Millet .
The second concubine was Jiandi, the daughter of Song Guojun . It was said that when she was bathing at a hot spring with her sister, Jianci, a swallow flew by and left an egg . Jiandi ate the egg, got pregnant, and gave birth to Qi (different from the last one in Chinese character), who became the ancestor of the Shang Tribe .
The third concubine Qingdu, the daughter of the Great Emperor, was born in the wilderness . She was adopted by Chen Feng and then by Yin Changru after Chen Feng died . Later, she came to Pu Yang with her adoptive father . She was viewed as a legendary girl because there was always a yellow cloud hanging over her head . After hearing about this girl, the mother of Emperor Ku asked him to take her as his concubine . They then gave birth to Yao .
The last concubine, Chang Yi, was a beauty and had a nice figure . She first gave birth to a girl called Emperor of Heaven's daughter, and then a son called Zhi . Both Zhi and Yao succeeded the emperor, and Xuanyuan's family flourished . The Five Emperors after Xuanyuan and the later Shang/Zhou Tribes were all ruled by his descendants, so Xuanyuan was also called the ancestor of all Chinese .
During Emperor Ku's governance, he was greatly influenced by Immortal Tai Yi's gentle disposition . Therefore, he ruled the Human Tribe with virtue, which was the opposite of Xuanyuan and Zhuanxu, who were keen on wars and expansion . The biggest contribution of Xuanyuan and Zhuanxu was unifying the Human Tribe and laying the foundations of a country . Emperor Ku's contribution was recovering the Tribe's happy, peaceful and carefree lives, just like in the God Farmer's times .
Emperor Ku emphasized production internally and sought peace externally . As a result, a wealth of remote and barbaric clans accepted his peace offer . The Human Tribe thus entered a peaceful and prosperous period . Emperor Ku was grateful for the help of Immortal Tai Yi, so he publicised the Tribe of Enlightenment with great efforts . As time went on, the Tribe of Enlightenment regained its reputation and surpassed the Tribe of Humanity .
Dozens of years passed and Emperor Ku had been ruling the Human Tribe for 70 years . The tribe was flourishing then and people were living and working in peace and contentment . Emperor Ku was about to fulfill his merits, so he left for the Holy Land of Human Tribe . Before he left, the Merits appeared . Immortal Tai Yi received some and his cultivation was lifted to the Secondary Stage of Zenith Heaven Golden Immortal . The Five Emperors gained some Merits through actualization, but far less than the Three Sovereigns . As Immortal Tai Yi only received a small part of that Merit, his cultivations couldn't increase too much increase too much .
Emperor Ku also had his own motives . He favored Zhi, Chang Yi's son, so he passed on his position to Zhi . Zhi had ambitions but lacked talents . Due to his 9-year brutal governance, people were dissatisfied with his management . Furthermore, he had no one to assist him, he did not have the reverence to lead other tribes .
Under the pressure from others, Zhi abdicated his position and passed it to Yao, the disciple of Medicine Buddha from Western Sect . Yao was Zhi's brother, whose family name was Yiqi and given name was Fangxun . He was conferred as the Marquis of Tang when he was 15 . In the Tang tribe, he shared the weal and woe with his people, practiced agriculture and handled the administrative affairs properly . He ruled the Tang tribe in perfect order, so he was supported by his people and commended by the other tribe leaders as well .
Fangxun became the emperor, titled Yao . As he was conferred in Tang tribe, the dynasty was named Tang, which was the first dynasty name in Chinese history . Descendants called this period Tang Yao . It was said that Emperor Yao was virtuous as the heavens and smart as gods . People who approached him would feel the warmth like it was from the sun, and those who looked up to him would feel like they were being sheltered by clouds .
He was rich but not proud, noble but not indulgent . He wore a yellow hat, black clothes, and rode on a scarlet carriage with white horses . He respected people with virtue, and all the people in his Clan were living in harmony . He investigated his officers and found that they were working diligently . All the bordering countries were getting along well .
Tang Yao conferred on his brother Zhi as the Marquis of the Tang tribe . After taking lessons from Zhi's mistakes and learning from his mentor Medicine Buddha, he quickly stabilized the Human Tribe . He often went to remote and backward villages to investigate the local government and search for talents . He was afraid to miss out any . According to historical records, there were 9 (or 11) officers assisting him and were a group of talented man .