HJC – Book 20, Chapter 171.3

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Chapter 171 Six Ultimate Skill Manipulation Formation! (3)

In that moment, Zhou Weiqing suddenly entered an unknown, rather miraculous or fantastic state. He did not know what had happened, as all his senses seemed to magnify several times over, everything surrounding him becoming exceedingly clear. The six Elemental Attributes and their energy fields were all fully presented in his subconscious, every ebb and flow, reverberation, energy movement displayed before his eyes.

Abruptly, delight sparked in Zhou Weiqing’s eyes as comprehension dawned upon him. He realised that if he did not fully grasp and master all those energy reverberations, even if he tried another hundred thousand more times, million times, he would never succeed.

Even within the same group, the three Elemental Jewels had extremely different energy signatures and reverberations, almost drastically different.

As he slowly began to understand the sheer magnitude of the task before him, Zhou Weiqing did not immediately try to gain control. Instead, he did not move at all, allowing himself to stay in that strange, miraculous state, observing every single change in all the six Elemental Jewels. Every tiny miniscule change, any ebb or flow, slightest movement or change… all of it imprinted into his mind.

At the side, Long Shiya was a little surprised to see Zhou Weiqing freeze like that. Naturally, he knew it was a very troublesome process while merging the Six Ultimate Skill Manipulation Formations. However, sensing the energy fields and signatures of the various Elemental Jewels was not something that could be simply taught or spoken about.

This was something that had to be discovered by oneself, to stumble in the dark and grasp it. If he told Zhou Weiqing about it beforehand, he would definitely intentionally be seeking it, and the likely result would be that he would never be able to find it. He could only hope that with Zhou Weiqing’s intelligence and power of understanding, he would be able to understand it eventually.

Currently, when he clearly saw Zhou Weiqing’s originally urgent and impatient eyes calmed down abruptly, and the six Elemental Jewels floating in front of him settled down in stillness. Not only then, within those deep purple eyes of Zhou Weiqing’s, a brilliant light shone, and Long Shiya could sense a powerful spiritual energy reverberation from his body… despite the fact that Zhou Weiqing did not have the Spirit Attribute. Such a powerful spiritual energy reverberation was far beyond any Upper Level Zun Stage Heavenly Jewel Master.

“This is… power from the Solidified Dragon Spirit?! Or… perhaps that strange tiger bloodline he has…?” Even Long Shiya was left puzzled. In truth, one could say that no matter a Dragon or the Dark Demon God Tiger, both had extremely powerful spiritual energy. When both their bloodlines were fused together, there was a qualitative change, causing their spiritual energy to become even stronger. As Zhou Weiqing focused his full attention, it also slowly brought up this powerful spiritual energy for his use, otherwise his senses could not have boosted to such a degree in an instant.

A faint smile. A faint smile revealed upon Zhou Weiqing’s face, as the two triangles in front of him slowly started to show change.

Lightning, Darkness, Demonic. The three Elemental Jewels shone with a gentle light. Slowly, the triangle started spinning, the individual light which each gave forth growing stronger as time passed.

What followed next was the triangle with the Wind, Spatial and Time Attributes, also starting to spin, but in a different direction.

From just the outlook alone, with the two triangles both spinning, it would be even more difficult to merge together. However, Long Shiya watching calmly at the side knew fully that Zhou Weiqing was allowing the two triangles to maintain a temporary balance before bringing them to the actual fusion. In this way, as long as the two moving energy frequencies reached a compatible state, they could be fused together, and not like previously attempting to match six energy signatures.

As the two triangles moved closer to one another, six different colours started flashing in the center, in erratic fluctuations. At this moment, Zhou Weiqing once again stopped the two triangles. This was not a time to advance too quickly and impulsively, otherwise he would fail on the last moment again.

The reason he stopped the two triangles was simple – to wait for resonance between the two. Perhaps, it would be a long wait, but this was after all a resonance between two. It was a simple matter of probability, waiting for it to happen between two energy signatures was definitely a greater chance than between six energy signatures!

Time passed, seconds… then minutes… Zhou Weiqing’s forehead was now beaded with fine drops of sweat. To maintain the six Elemental Jewels in such a manner was a huge toll on his Heavenly Energy and Spiritual Energy. Even though the wings behind his back was drawing in Heavenly Energy from the atmosphere, it was still far from being sufficient to replenish the massive drain.

15 minutes… half hour… one hour…

Zhou Weiqing still maintained in the exact same position, not having even moved a muscle as he maintained full control on the two triangles, keeping them both in the same position as they spun away. The only visible change was the gathering sweat on his forehead was clearly much more than before.

Zhou Weiqing’s vision was starting to blur, the two spinning triangles seeming to turn almost illusory, unreal. Maintaining full concentration and focus for such a long period of time, no matter how strong his spiritual energy was, there was still a limit.

This is it, I’m at my limit… I can’t hold on any longer. No matter Heavenly Energy or Spiritual Energy, Zhou Weiqing was already nearing the limit. However, he was at the awkward position that he could not allow himself to breakdown now, as his six Elemental Jewels were separated from his body. If he did not withdraw them back before breaking down, then he was in danger of losing his Power Jewels permanently. If that really happened; even the best case scenario would be him being crippled for life.

I guess this is it. I’ll rest a while and try again. Zhou Weiqing sighed deeply inwardly. Just as he was prepared to withdraw his six Elemental Jewels with a fluctuation of his will, all of a sudden the two triangles shuddered momentarily. In that moment, Zhou Weiqing sensed that the two triangles had suddenly miraculously entered a state of perfect resonance.

Not a hint of warning, happiness just came too quickly. Of course, Zhou Weiqing had prepared for this for so long; how could he possibly give up this long-awaited chance.

His spiritual energy exerting at maximum in that instant, and the two triangles came together at once, accompanied by a loud explosion, all six Elemental Jewels glowing brightly as they burst forth with energy. The original two triangles suddenly became a full star-shaped hexagon as they merged together, and the six different coloured lights rose forth, a powerful Heavenly Energy reverberation resonating through the entire air.

Instantly, Zhou Weiqing could clearly sense that the last bits of remaining Heavenly Energy in his body being drained at a crazy rate by the six glowing lights, his entire body felt like it was being sucked dry. At this critical moment, an unbelievably pure Heavenly Energy surged into his body through his back, replenishing his almost fully-drained reserves at the last second. At the same time, the six lights in front of him shone brilliantly, and they clearly changed.

Success! At that point, Zhou Weiqing could clearly sense the harmony between all six Attributes. No matter how exhausted he was physically, mentally and spiritually; he would not give up such a perfect opportunity. Hiw own personal Six Ultimate Skill Manipulation Formation had finally been formed, and this was his chance to fully explore its entire structure, energy signature and multitude of changes within. He did not dare to waste anytime celebrating; once again putting his full focus in controlling his spiritual energy. The six lights slowly lowered down to his feet, and Zhou Weiqing sat down right at the side of the newly raised formation, closing his eyes as he extended all his senses to their maximum to explore the formation and the energy reverberations around.

Although Zhou Weiqing’s Six Ultimate Skill Manipulation Formation did not have the same bright brilliance that Long Shiya’s one did; and it was also currently unable to unleash the same insane power that Long Shiya could, able to mimic Heavenly God Tier Skills. However, he had finally taken his first step in this major breakthrough. It could be said that he had finally entered the realm of the Six Ultimate Skill Manipulation Arts and achieved some small measure of success.

A faint smile crossed his lips, his face glowing as he placed his hands on his knees, still fully concentrating on the six Attribute Heavenly Energy reverberations in front of him.

At present, Long Shiya was standing right behind Zhou Weiqing. Indeed, at that previous moment of near-failure, that infusion of pure Heavenly Energy had been from this Six Ultimate Heavenly Emperor. Currently, he was standing there, a clear look of delight on his face. It had only been a few days, and his disciple had already succeeded! More so, that Little Fatty’s Six Ultimate Skill Manipulation Formation was totally different from his own, and Long Shiya was truly excited to see what sort of differences would occur from that.

After all, Long Shiya had been researching these arts for so many years, and he could clearly sense that this newly created Six Ultimate Skill Manipulation Formation by Zhou Weiqing was truly a miraculous feat in its own right, and would have its own unique capabilities compared to his own. As for what those changes were, he would have to wait for Zhou Weiqing to awaken from his own explorations to find out.

Slowly pulling back his hands from Zhou Weiqing’s back, Long Shiya stopped the infusion of Heavenly Energy to Zhou Weiqing. At this moment, he no longer needed the extra infusion; the fusion had been complete and the wings behind his back from the Dragon-Tiger Transformation was sufficient to sustain his energy expenditure.

There was still some time before their deadline of the Winter Solstice 1, and Zhou Weiqing’s training speed and achievements had already far surpassed Long Shiya’s previous expectations. From the looks of things, they would be able to prepare more before they ascended the Heavenly Snow Mountain.

Thinking about it with much satisfaction, Long Shiya’s gaze subconsciously turned towards the direction of the Heavenly Snow Mountain.

Heavenly Snow Mountain.

The normally cold and cheerless, almost desolate Heavenly Snow Mountain, had suddenly turned lively, bustling with noise and excitement. The reason was simple, the ‘True God’ of the entire northern ice plains, the Heavenly Snow Mountain Lord, had announced that his daughter was about to be married. Furthermore, the person she was about to be married to was the heir of the throne of the Royal Family of the WanShou Empire, the Heavenly Divine Earth Spirit Lions, and he could possibly even be the heir to the Heavenly Snow Mountain Lord position as well… the Lion Prince Gu Yingbing. Not long ago, Gu Yingbing had actually officially announced that he would be stepping down from the position of heir to the Royal Family, to focus on cultivation and training in the Heavenly Snow Mountains.

Of course, this news did not cause Gu Yingbing’s status in the WanShou Empire to drop by any means, instead rising in stock drastically. The entire WanShou Empire knew of Gu Yingbing, and how talented and outstanding he was. Although he did not succeed in breaking through the Heavenly King Stage before the age of thirty, he was still one of the top in the entire younger generation, a leader in his own right amongst his peers. Just not long ago, he had broken through to the nine-Jeweled stage at the extremely young age of thirty two, becoming a Upper Stage Zong Stage Heavenly Jewel Master, just a step away from reaching the Heavenly King Stage.

As the saying went, breaking through to the Heavenly King Stage before the age of thirty would give one the chance to actually reach the Heavenly God Stage, but that was not an absolute thing. The main thing was that the early one broke through to the Heavenly King Stage, the greater the chance one would actually have to actually reach the Heavenly God Stage, however low that was still.

Furthermore, Gu YingBing was the main disciple of the Heavenly Snow Mountain Lord, with all the resources of the entire north at his disposal. Who could say that Gu Yingbing would not reach the same height as the Heavenly Snow Mountain Lord, to ascend to the Heavenly God Stage in the future?


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  1. I previously translated this literally as ‘coldest day of winter’, after some reading I think this should be referring to the Winter Solstice, though technically that is the ‘shortest day’ or ‘longest night’ of winter. In any case I’ll use it from now on when that term is used. Haven’t been reading comments in the past few chapters so I’m not sure if anyone already mentioned this previously

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42 thoughts on “HJC – Book 20, Chapter 171.3” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. Bro your senses are in your brain, the eyes, skins, tongue, nose, ears are just organs that serve as extentions for those senses, you can only truly lose those senses when the part of the brain responsible for this senses are damage. And yes you can trully focus all your senses on something even with your eyes close.

      1. I mean. I guess. I do find it hard to say its forcing himself on her as thats kinda how marrige used to work. You could have reversed it and he would be “forced” to be with hers instead. Say it was set by their parents she was totally ok with the thing but he would not want her as he did not like her for whatever reason. It would still be his duty to do his role as a husband. (reminds me a bit of how fatty felt.)
        I can not help but see it as largly similar to any other contracts one is forced into. I am forced to at least mostly follow the law. And if I don’t. Like for example get someone to work and help me out and pay them directly, in other words not paying tax. That can come back and hit me.
        If you want you can just say **** it and never get a job. But the way the world work you kinda have to make yourself usefull. So in one way or another you will be… if not forced. Strongly pushed to do something in order to get food and stuffs.

        The thing is. People are things to be traded just like everything else. We sell our time and or others sell our time for us. The world we live in is not as much here for us as we are here to be used by it. Naturally theres exeptions and random events that lets you “luck out” in terms of jobs and work. But the world, the people around you. It will still set expectations you will be pushed to follow. Freedome is something we have to a limited extent. And I suppose it comes down to how much freedome the times allow.
        As we could see by even the jewelmasters being willing to sell themselves into slavery. One would think the world and times they live in is rather diffrent from our own. The times would therefore naturally allow less freedome for people. Its not like you can just pick whoever you want to marry. For who you end up with has great effects on your family. And in the case of royals. A huge effect on their people.

        Its not like this thing is just important for the kings and the prince. Its important for the whole kingdome. Not to mention the lion tribe. And when you start to then put the girls personal freedome to waight. How much do her freedome come down to compare to the wellbeaing of so many people within the kindome. Its in large part their future we are ultimatly talking about. Even if it may not be a clear topic taken up in the story. Heck nobody in the match maker may have even had that point in mind when setting them up. However, what about everyone else effected by the union set? If its about what people involved wants, should they get to vote?

        I again have to follow the rules or risk being hit. I can naturally vote and take it up to change the rules. But ultimatly I have very little freedome in changing anything to fit my life. I could move. But its mostly the same anywhere I would go. Not to mention it would probably come with a bunch of new things I would be unhappy about. 🙁

        People would probably see him as being lazy and selfish for not doing his duty.

        Anyway that got long. :p

    1. Yes, that Lion Prince is an asshole. Besides him being forceful towatd Tian’er, that dumb thinks that he is noble to fight a teenage with half his age, chasing him out and almost killing him.

      I truly hope that ZW smash that prick.
      He is very very arrogant…

    1. And you will remember the story that much better for it. :p One day, when you are very old. You will wake up at the nursing home bargeling out with “wahr… Is the next chapter of HJC out yet? I want to see how Little Fatty saves his kitten.”

      1. And that logic is beyond idiotic. You think that I will appreciate this novel by the time I’m 60+. Hell no. I won’t remember the story, I will remember the translator that ruined the story for me.
        I get you were slightly joking, but it’s not funny whatsoever.
        This used to be my favorite novel when it had decent releases.

        1. If only Wuxiaworld can find some apprentice translators for our translator Zen to supervise just like the team for RT. RT was able to get a decent 5 chapters per week.

          Then again the apprentice translators for RT are too busy with RL, but it did gave the main translator enough rest. So his releases are faster compared to the past time he translated solo.

          1. That’s another good example of a translator team. They caught up with Tales of Demons and Gods, and are going at a decent-ish pace with TGR.

            It’s not like they can borrow Thyaeria’s apprentice translators for other series on wuxiaworld. That is… until they’re fast enough to do a co-translation with another translator.

      1. Oh, my bad. I thought that he is the legitime heir of the throne.

        The question is: ZW will become the next king if he mirries Tian’er? ZW now is half heavnly beast lol

          1. I agree. And that is somewhat of a problem. It may be that he ultimatly is the reason why the old kindomes will fall from their place. Maybe if the larger powers fall the land will be somehow easyer to unite or something. :/ But as is, I think Fatty is a bit selfish. I can see him creating just a whole bunch of problems.

          2. Everybody is selfish. The Mountin Lord said something like this to Tian’er: “If you become a Heavenly God, no bory will complain if you step up in the Mountain Lord throne.”

            He didn’t said exactly that lines above but the meaning is the same.

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  2. I really like this novel.. the translation is very good too..Unfortunately, it is very slow..I feel like hoping that it would be dropped and picked up by another translator with faster releases..

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