TI Vol 19 Chapter 3-1

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The team wasted no time after the decision was made to bring all the members to China. Xuan brought out an extra Sky Stick for Zheng while the rest of the team remained two people in each one.

“So you did really make fifteen Sky Sticks? If you get a chance, can each of us get one? Zheng asked Xuan.

Xuan replied, “Yes. The materials we obtained from team Celestial only has a little left after crafting the Magic Cannon and Sky Sticks. However, the Sky Sticks will be a critical item in combat as our strength continues to grow. Anyone who unlocked the genetic constraint can use it so the best option is to give one to each person.”

Zheng asked, “Then why don’t you bring out the rest to let them gain more experience?”

Xuan shook his head. “The rest are different. Those few are battle equipment with twice the speed. Max speed reaches up to 1700km an hour with a burst of up to 4000km using the jet system. Due to the different materials used, their energy consumption is much higher. A full refuel using your Qi only allows two hours of usage. We will use the normal ones for regular purpose.”

Zheng nodded. Xuan had fair amount of self control especially when it came to battle related. Though this self control sometimes was on the level of madness to others.

The team returned to the inn. No one had stepped inside while they were away. However, the return by flight was seen by the soldiers on the ground as they did not try to hide. There should soon be jets coming to intercept them. Of course, the jets in this era could not catch up to the speed of the Sky Sticks. The only worry they had was collateral damage.

“We are almost invincible in this era with the existence of the Dragonshard necklace, barring being surrounded by a large army or hit by close range weapons. Still, be careful of protecting the sleeping members.” Xuan placed two necklaces on each member who were asleep.

“If you worry about them being caught in collateral damage…” Zheng picked up several small rocks and smiled. “These should deal with it.”

“How?” Heng was standing nearest to him and asked.

“Shoot down the planes.”

Zheng did not get a chance to put his idea into action. They placed the sleeping members into the baskets and flew away with speed beyond imaginable by the people in this era. Soon, Cairo was left far far behind.

The moods of every member steadily rose as time went on. Zheng’s revival released everyone from the pressure of Xuan. Laughter came back to their conversations. Furthermore, their destination of the new China during its most volatile years gave them the urge to go on a killing spree. The technological level of the era posed no harm to them with the Dragonshard necklace’s existence. So the team relaxed their tension as they treat this trip as a vacation.

“Why do I have the feeling that you are scheming something?” Zheng asked Xuan on the Sky Stick.

“Not scheming anything.” Xuan did not take his eyes off the documents on hand.

(Lies.)

Everyone saw that he had been reading over a stack of documents since boarding the Sky Stick. They all skimmed through the documents but they were encrypted, which made Xuan all the more suspicious.

(Heng said he brought the Magic Cannon along. What is he planning to do? Erase Japan from the map?)

These thoughts raced through Zheng’s mind but he couldn’t stop Xuan from enacting his plans. Not just stopping Xuan since he couldn’t even figure out what Xuan was planning. This situation had existed since they first met. Zheng tried to change it but eventually he caved in and adapted. And now, it had become a habit. He didn’t know if he should be sad or happy… happy that Xuan was part of the team.

(Not a funny joke to treat him scheming me as a habit…) Zheng smiled bitterly.

He looked down at the rock in his hand. It was about half the size of his palm, a rock that can be found anywhere on the ground. He input Qi into the rock. Its surface smoothed out as though it had be sanded. Zheng breathed out at the rock then it was blown away as a powder.

Zheng reached out his hand and activated his refined Qi. The refined Qi spread around him in an aura then pulled the powder back into his hand. The powder reformed into the rock as though all that had happened was an illusion. Zheng threw the rock off the Sky Stick.

(Finally gained higher mastery of infinitesimal control. Though still a short distance away from the peak of mid-fourth stage. My gene selection is also a little off. The optimal balance is like my clone. But that form is tailored for blood energy, which condenses to magic and not refined Qi. Looks like I have to dig into the dragon’s genes.)

While Zheng pondered, a golden light spanned the horizon. The day had reached dusk before he noticed. Their flight only reached the Middle East at this point, still quite some distance away from China.

(The road ahead is still far. I have leaped across the most difficult obstacle but I still have a long way before I can defeat him.)

Time passed. Night descended upon Asia, which meant the end of the day in this era. There were a few exceptions to this rule, the biggest cities in the world and the volatile battlefields and barracks. Light illuminated the whole night and the end of the day did not exist for these places. Shanghai was such a city.

This was the Shanghai during the War of Resistance Against Japan.

“Mr. DingLi, this is lieutenant Yasuo Kojiro of Japan’s second army in Shanghai. This is the leader of Qingbang, the most powerful DingLi of Shanghai.”

A scholarly looking middle age man stared at the opera below from a luxury room. Next to him was a neatly combed young man with glasses. The young man lowered his head when he spoke to the military officer.

The officer was dressed in a Japanese uniform. He looked approximate twenty seven or eight. Probably a rising star in the army.

DingLi did not turn around to look at the two people. “You are the sixth group to seek me. Mr. Lieutenant, speak your intention. My time is too valuable to be wasted by your kind.”

Anger emerged on the young man’s face but the officer waved his hand to stop him. The officer bowed slightly at DingLi and said, “We apologize for taking up your time…” His Chinese was fluent as a native and had an Peking accent. One would mistake him for a Chinese if it weren’t for the Japanese military uniform.

“Since Mr. Ding’s time is valuable, I will get straight to the point. The Buddha head, a thousand million Yen or equal value gold. If you don’t think this money is safe in China, we can give you a legal identity in any country in the world, Japan, German, the United States… You can go anywhere you wish.”

DingLi shook his head, “First off I don’t know where the Buddha head is. And do you know how I replied to the previous five guests?”

Yasuo Kojiro was surprised for a second before he asked, “May I ask what was your reply?”

“I have committed all kinds of sins in my life. I betrayed my partners, forced women into prostitution, sold arms, drugs, and even humans. I know where my life ends, destined to in hell. I can sell everything, including my parents. But there is one thing I won’t dare to touch. I won’t fucking sell my country!”


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19 thoughts on “TI Vol 19 Chapter 3-1” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Go patriotic dude!! GO! I too wouldn’t sell out my country!!! unless of course I haven’t eaten in like 2 hours and they offer me a Klondike Bar….

  2. Urgh I wonder what chinese kids are taught at school for them to have such an obsession about their country, such hate towards Japan (that, btw, lost WW2 and doesn’t even have an army nowadays, but only troops for defense), such ignorance of the rest of the world and such obsession over luxury brands. Quite a long time has passed, they should let go a bit.
    Also it’s pretty funny how they stereotype and dismiss western countries. Maybe it’s just I’m not used to it as we do pretty much the same thing with south-eastern asia, even though not at those levels. Hell, I’m from Europe which probably has the highest diversification of cultures etc compared to size and sometimes it irks me how european countries are dismissed in these novel. I like much better those novel with a fantasysetting, chinese authors’ point of view is much too narrow.
    Thanks for the chapter!

    1. Although I don’t understand a bit (my English is limited), I can give you a general answer. As a Chinese, our children in China are friendly in their small ways and patriotic in large ways. If you are kind to others, you should learn to respect yourself and be polite to others. But for unfriendly people, we don’t try to please them. Patriotism also teaches us that remembering history is not a hatred of other countries. China Japan relations also have a good time, but because of Japan’s vague statements of history and territorial disputes, resulting in the present situation. Of course, there are also media publicity issues in both countries.
      Second, infinite horror is zhttty’s online novel written in 2007-2009. As his early novels, and the audience is only China readers, as the author a little immature young cynic thought should be understood, he later wrote an infinite series, and cosmic era is full of human stories together. Without considering the time, the situation, and the audience, the analysis of Chinese authors is biased. Finally, the infinite horror is indeed contains a number of foreign prejudices and obscenity, if see what mood foreign readers I can only express a bit sorry, but a little disadvantage is it should not cover up many advantages, hope interested readers continue to look down, general won’t let you disappointed. Thank you.

        1. Thanks for your understanding. Zhttty has just finished the third part of the infinite series – infinite twilight, and the novel he’s writing now is called “Xia Xing tian xia” – knight-errant through in the world.I think this novel might be better suited to the theme of this website.
          lol

          1. You know any site with translations that have more novels of him?, i cant find it.. i tryd searching this new one too but all i get is things about star wars..

        2. The latest novel may now have no translation (unless someone is going to reprint it), because Qidian International’s first translated novel may be a representative, already finished novel.
          Because if the translation does not end the novel, there may be a risk for the author to stop updating (laughs) well, it’s a joke.

      1. Uh.
        Reading the reviews about Cosmic Era, it seems like the story is filled with shallow stereotypes and racism. I’d say the author actually has some level of consistency in his opinion, then?

        1. Personally, I am very disgusted with race and national discrimination. As a Chinese, I personally like Japanese anime, generally see the Chinese people have no grounds for discrimination against Japan, I will go to criticize him. Then I read 7-8 zhttty books, and I can only say that there may be a minimal amount of racial discrimination, or that he may have it in his own mind. If it’s full of irony and racism, I’d say I don’t recommend his book, but it’s really something I can’t ignore. The ACE series has just begun, the first few chapters I remember is escape from earth, so there is a description of the ugly part of human nature, but it is not just to write foreign, he will write China, this is zhttty’s style of writing, almost every book is this description. (death beginning this book for governments to implement the dark plan, they also lead directly to the destruction of the Chinese government) ACE is living together all the survivors, the protagonist captain Yao Yuan also recommended Japanese scientists as biological leader, as well as some foreign scientists behind the brave efforts also described. Infinite horror. There is a Japanese team behind this book, and a few of them have a sense of justice. Can only say that China has a sentence called more said and more black, I say more useless, and really can only look at themselves to understand.

    2. I wonder what you were taught in school for you to be so utterly clueless about why China could possibly hate Japan so much…

      Go read ‘The Rape of Nanking’ or just read up on the ‘Nanking Massacre’ in general to get a good idea why there might be so much hate going around. Not that hate is a good thing, but it’s definitely not coming out of nowhere here…

      Though I do agree that there is annoyingly a lot of racism and nationalism in this story.

      1. I used this argument before, but that event alone is not good enough…If you compare it the conflict between the Jews and the Nazis of WW2, you’d imagine the Holocaust would spawn a lot of racism against Germans in its media. But it’s the sort of thing I honestly never hear about, unlike Chinese authors who are incredibly attached to their xenophobia.

        I pretty much learnt nothing about Asia, and have no idea why China is the way it is. But I think it’s easy to guess that it’s a lot more likely that China’s culture sets the game to be played that way, rather than just point fingers at history, which seems to be a non-factor at large.

        1. Many foreigners may wonder why most of us hate Japan very much, and many people abroad do not hate germany. Because in China, there is a saying that if the Japanese Prime Minister, like Germany, came to Nanjing to kneel, to pay homage to the dead, or to admit mistakes in public,We’ll definitely forgive Japan. At first, the Japanese Prime Minister did so, so the relationship between China and Japan was good, but when the prime minister changed his textbooks, denied the facts in Nanjing and had a territorial dispute, the relationship between the two countries was naturally poor. Because of historical reasons, we are very sensitive and vigilant. Plus some media oriented, frankly, China is now a lot of xenophobia, but I think not blindly, xenophobia is also a lot. I think we Chinese are very clear about love and hate, at least who is friendly to us, we are absolutely return to friendly.

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