In this story line, a tyrant who is aggressively collating wealth commits massacres of the rival clan. This genocide causes the demise of the clan expect one individual. Sole survivor is the son of the rival clan and is known as the “The Orphan of Zhao”. This story line for the Orphan of Zhao was originally composed by Ji Junxiang during the Yuan Dynasty. This notion of the Chinese Orphan was recomposed and developed by the French scholar Voltaire based on the original story of Ji Junxiang. The story of the Orphan of Zhao was originally expected to have occurred in Jin during the Spring and Autumn period. In actuality, the time period of the Spring and Autumn time was actually from 770 BC to 476 BC. The background timeline of the story is expected to have developed during the times of Duke Ling.
All the members of the clan of the Zhao Dun are tilled by the Tu Anjia. He commits acts of treachery and deceit to kill the members of the clan. Zhao Wu the sole survivor grows up and exacts revenge for his family and restores the family identity. Cheng Ying an honest and diligent Doctor belonging to the lower class decided to save the clan by protecting Zhao Shuo. They replace him with their own son Zhao Shuo. They proved their loyalty to the clan by replacing their son. It eventually led to the sacrifice of Gongsun Chujiu and Cheng Ying’s son. After 20 years Cheng Ying told the truth about Zhao Wu lineage. This lead Zhao Wu to avenge the death of his clan. The loyalty of Cheng Ying and Gongsun Chujiu was epitomized in this storyline. There were accolades and proses that sang the sacrifice of their spirit.