HJC – Book 7, Chapter 56.1

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Chapter 56 Battle Between Consolidating Equipment Masters! (1)

As Master Yun Li walked slowly towards Zhou Weiqing’s desk, he saw the words written on the sign, and a look of scorn and disgust appeared in his expression. Lifting his hands, the air seemed to twist and ripple, and the sign was actually torn into pieces.

“What are you doing?” Shangguan Bing’er cried out angrily, but was held back by Zhou Weiqing.

Zhou Weiqing looked at Yun Li lazily, and Yun Li said coldly: “I could not care less whether or not you want to gather Followers here, but do not insult the name of God Tier Consolidating Equipment Masters. How old are you? Are you even twenty? You dare claim you are a Mid Level Consolidating Equipment Master?”

Zhou Weiqing smiled and said: “Claim? Have you even tested the fact?” Yun Li scoffed disdainfully, turning to leave, as if speaking to Zhou Weiqing was an insult to him.

Zhou Weiqing laughed and said loudly: “So you’re just a braggart who talks loudly but has no real ability.”

Yun Li turned back savagely, a cold light in his eyes. Around his right hands, four pure Dragonstone Jade Physical Jewels appeared, denoting his Attribute of Agility, just like Shangguan Bing’er. As for his left hand, he did not hide his Elemental Jewels, it was naturally four Gold-Green Cat’s Eye Spatial Jewels.

“Little Brat, what did you call me a useless braggart?”

Zhou Weiqing twisted his mouth and said: “Yes, I did. You’re just a High Level Consolidating Equipment Master, yet you’re so arrogant, who do you think you are?” 1

Yun Li’s right hand lifted up swiftly like a bolt of lightning, as if wanting to take action, but he forcibly stopped himself. With a deadly cold in his eyes, he snarled: “If this wasn’t in the Trading Centre where we aren’t allowed to take action, I would have made you pay for your words. If you dare, come out with me.”

Zhou Weiqing laughed heartily and said challengingly: “Why? You can’t rebut my words and you want to kill me off instead? To think you call yourself a Consolidating Equipment Master. If you dare, let’s compete with our Consolidating Equipment Master skills.”

Hearing his words, Yun Li calmed down instead, saying solemnly: “How do you want to compete?”

Zhou Weiqing said: “I’ll come up with the competition. If I lose, I do not need you to take action, I will commit suicide. If you lose, I want you to become my Lifetime Follower. I’m using my life to bet against your freedom. My Consolidating Equipment Master rank is lower than yours, it isn’t a stretch for me to be the one to come up with the competition right? Of course, if you do not dare, you can just get lost, and stop acting like a big shot in front of me.”

“Bro Yun Li, calm down, do not fall for his tricks.” The boss of shop 76, Zhou Changxi, had arrived beside Yun Li, whispering to him in caution.

Yun Li waved his hands, stopping Zhou Changxi. He was extremely confident in his own abilities as a Consolidating Equipment Master. After all, he had the name of the youngest High Level Consolidating Equipment Master, and it had boosted his confidence to the peak.

“Alright, I will bet with you. As long as it is a competition to do with Consolidating Equipment Scrolls, I will accept it.” Although Yun Li was rash, he was no fool, ensuring that Zhou Weiqing could only come up with a competition regarding Consolidating Equipment Scrolls. In his eyes, even if Zhou Weiqing was really a Mid Level Consolidating Equipment Master, he would still not be able to compete with him in this regard.

Zhou Weiqing smiled and said: “Alright, in that case, I won’t take advantage of you as well. We should compete in three different competitions, and whoever wins two will win it all. I will come up with the first two competitions, and you will come up with the last one, that is fair right? Everyone around here shall be our witnesses. I believe that with Master Yun Li’s status, he will keep his word right.”

Yun Li gave a cold humph and said: “I agree, you can come up with the first competition now. Just do not be too afraid to commit suicide later.”

Zhou Weiqing was just about to open his mouth, but was suddenly stopped by the worried Shangguan Bing’er. “Little Fatty, how can you bet your life with him… you…”

Zhou Weiqing’s face changed and he said angrily: “When men are speaking, why are you interrupting, move aside.” As he said that, he gave Bing’er a signal with his eyes.

Despite that, Shangguan Bing’er was still uneasy, and wanted to continue saying something, but Zhou Weiqing had already spoken out on the first competition.”

“Old Bro Yun Li, I am a Mid Level Consolidating Equipment Master, while you are a High Level one. As such, let’s compete on creating a set of Mid Level Consolidating Equipment Scrolls

Originally, Yun Li thought that Zhou Weiqing would give some weird problem, and didn’t expect such a normal competition. As such, he couldn’t help but feel that victory was going to be easy, and gave a cold humph before saying: “Fine, as you wish. How about this, as long as you prove that you are a Mid Level Consolidating Equipment Master, even if you lose, I do not want your death. Let’s change it to the same bet, you will become my Lifetime Follower, lest anyone says I am taking advantage of you.” He had calmed down a little, and if Zhou Weiqing was really a Mid Level Consolidating Equipment Master, it would be much more beneficial for him to have him as a Follower than to kill him off.

He was still sneering scornfully in his heart, after all creating Consolidating Equipment Scrolls quickly was his speciality, after all he was an Agility Physical Jewel master. Adding to the fact he was of a higher rank, he could not see any possibility that he would lose this first competition.

Hearing Yun Li say that, Shangguan Bing’er relaxed a little, finally giving up the notion of stopping Zhou Weiqing. Although she knew in her heart that Zhou Weiqing would not bet his life without absolute confidence, she was still extremely nervous. Now that she heard Yun Li say that he wouldn’t take Zhou Weiqing’s life, she finally calmed down and would no longer try to convince him. From Zhou Weiqing’s trademark smile on his face, she could tell that he had some sneaky plan up his sleeve.

Zhou Weiqing turned towards Qin Feng and said: “Big Bro Qin, could you please prepare the required Consolidating Paper and materials for Consolidating Ink? I will create it myself later, and I’ll pay for them.”

Qin Feng laughed heartily and said: “That small amount of money isn’t anything, our Shop 77 will provide the materials for free.”

If one had to pick the happiest person in the entire area, it would definitely be Qin Feng. No matter who ultimately won the competition, it had no great effect on him. However, this bet between two Consolidating Equipment Masters would naturally draw a huge crowd, and his shop 77 would naturally benefit from the attention as well. With that increase in business to look forward to, it was an easy decision to just provide some free materials. Naturally, Zhou Changxi would not lose to him, and also provided Yun Li with free materials as well.

In a matter of minutes, Yun Li’s table had been moved over, and both sat down facing each other. Without further words, both took out a sheet of Consolidating Paper, and started their designing a Mid Level Consolidating Equipment Scroll.

The design that Zhou Weiqing drew was the bow he had made for Kou Rui yesterday. That bow was modified from his Overlord Bow, removing the socket, reducing some power and draw. The Overlord Bow was a Grandmaster level Consolidating Equipment Scroll, and even after modification, it was still one of the more complicated ones amongst Mid Level Consolidating Equipment Scrolls.

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  1. Okay, I made up the whole back part. This is one insult which I didn’t really the context of. He literally said ‘When you go out, close the door properly, don’t show something that you aren’t supposed to show. What is this?’ – Which didn’t make sense to me. If someone gets it, do let me know in the comments and I’ll change it.


47 thoughts on “HJC – Book 7, Chapter 56.1” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. Think of the insult as talking to a vulgar child. He’s looking down on Zhou and being condescending.
      Basically, when you leave your house, remember to close the door properly (because you obviously aren’t smart enough to do it without being reminded), and don’t show your crudity and vulgarity to the public (which is what you are doing, like walking around with no pants or underwear on).
      He’s saying Zhou has horrible manners, is flaunting it to the public, and he is putting him down before everyone by comparing him to a vulgar, idiot child who doesn’t know how to compose himself.

      1. Yun is putting on airs but he is also showing his elemental jewels. Zhou for many many chapters now uses the ring he got from Binger’s mom to hide his elemental jewels.

        He’s saying he’s the greatest but Yun is showing everyone all he has is average consolidating master jewels. It’s a really freaking round about way of saying Yun is a poser to dumb to hide what he is lying about. Think of it like you are making some whooper of a lie about how you have some huge backlog of priceless swag just thru the door you are standing in front of. Then unknown to you as you are bragging the door silently pops it’s latch and everyone can see you are standing in front of a toilet.

        1. leaving your door open when you leave the house is a stupid thing to do because all your secrets will be exposed to anyone who passes by.

          heavenly jewel masters never show their elemental jewels, and particularly not in front of a huge crowd.

          doing that os as stupid as leaving your door wide open when you are away, because you don’t know who will take advantage after knowing that which should be a well guarded secret.

    2. Thx for the chap. Btw, isn’t that, whole leaving the house close the door thing, just Weiqing telling the guy next door to take accountability for his words? In other words, weiqing is just goading him something more like: why don’t u show some proof ur not a useless braggart instead of being a show off.

  1. I think I get the reference, maybe? Can it possibly be a reference to going to the washroom, ” close the door properly” might refer to the bathroom door, and not showing what you are not supposed to show…private parts? Just didnt understand the when you go out part. Imo. Thanks for the chapter!

    1. I think this is it, he’s comparing the MC to a kid who goes to the toilet and leaves the door open exposing his crudity and shame to everyone simply because he hasn’t been taught to act properly.

  2. I believe it’s like your definition of the “hidden in your skeleton closet”.

    Like someone who hates dirt, garbage in public but in reality, his room is very messy with at least a month old garbage.

    In short, a public image.

    Thnx for the updates.

  3. It means that Yun Li is revealing his hand too easily, by showing his Agility gem when he didn’t need to. Now MC knows better his capacity and could choose a challenge which doesn’t involve speed, for example (If MC wasn’t even faster, that is).

  4. There is something i want to make sure (based on the teaser)

    Do they switch their design ? I mean little fatty is doing the modified overlord bow like design so do that mean he will create the overlord bow or it’s Yun li than will have to create the overlord bow ? (i mean otherwise why making thing complicated for themselve by making hard design. Aside showing off, obviously)

  5. The insult zhou wei ching is using is a reference to lao tzu. Basically in context it means that if you are going to brag\bluff as the best dont show exactly how good you are because that is when someone will show up and surpass you. The actual saying means to hide how good you are so people think you are the best. It sounds awful in english so leaving it as is seems better haha. (Author used “obscure wordplay” on translator, its Super Effective!)

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