Blacksmith: You Are Making Mjolnir For The Forging Exam? - Chapter 31
Chapter 31: A Big Gamble
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
As soon as Wei Ying said that, the Unique Treasure Hall blacksmiths behind him echoed his sentiment.
“That’s right, that’s right. I think Treasure Pavilion is truly going to be finished. They actually sent such a person. It’s a fool’s dream.”
“I think they’re probably planning to admit defeat directly. They’re just looking for someone to take the blame. It’s not like Gao Yue isn’t capable of such a thing.”
The group from Unique Treasure Hall had a mocking smile on their faces as they discussed the situation without any scruples.
They did not care about Wu Mo at all.
They just felt that there would not be any suspense in this competition. The kid whom Treasure Pavilion pushed forth was at most an ordinary Four-star blacksmith. It was impossible for him to forge equipment that was stronger than the Soft Golden Silk Armor.
Wu Mo’s expression did not change at all even though he saw all their mocking gazes. He slowly walked toward Manager Gao.
“I don’t care what kind of motives you have and what you want to compete with us for. I’ll tell you that this one-sided competition is over. I don’t have time to spar with you now,” he said indifferently.
“Such a meaningless competition doesn’t benefit me at all!”
Wu Mo’s gaze landed on the middle-aged man, Wei Ying, and he looked into his eyes with an unbiased expression.
He did not care about the fine equipment in the other party’s hands at all.
Although Wu Mo appeared calm, once he spoke, the surrounding people instantly lost their composure.
Note that in order to smoothly take down Treasure Pavilion, Unique Treasure Hall had been scheming for a long time.
Moreover, they had also spent quite a bit of money to hire these media outlets to build up their momentum. How could Treasure Pavilion just refuse to compete and put an end to it?
They were currently like an arrow on a bow, and they had no choice but to take action!
If they could not deal with their opponent through this event, it was likely that in the future, they would have to spend more resources to trample Treasure Pavilion down!
Therefore, after they heard Wu Mo’s words, the blacksmiths on Unique Treasure Hall’s side berated him angrily.
“What a joke! Who are you? What right do you have to stop the competition?”
“Manager Gao and our chamber of commerce have signed an agreement. This competition will be carried out as intended. What right do you have to say that there’s no need to compete?!”
“A guy who’s only good with words. If you’re skilled, you’ll be able to prove it with your hands.”
Faced with the harsh words of the Unique Treasure Hall’s blacksmith, Wu Mo only sneered.
He had no desire to get involved in these meaningless commercial competitions, especially now that he was short of funds and time.
If he had the time to participate in these meaningless competitions, he might as well spend more time on forging.
However, others simply could not understand Wu Mo’s way of thinking.
Those who were watching the show felt that Wu Mo was a person with no guts. Some even thought that Wu Mo was just putting on a front, pretending to be calm.
“He’s a piece of trash, and he doesn’t even dare to accept the competition. If the butler insists on not making a move, wouldn’t our plan fail?”
Right then, Wei Jiaming, who was standing not far away, clenched his fists and cursed with an angry expression.
If it were not for the fact that Treasure Pavilion was part of his plan, which required him to be patient, he would have torn Wu Mo into pieces at that moment.
When he heard that Wu Mo did not intend to compete, he could not help but feel a little flustered. He immediately sought help from the manager beside him.
“There’s no rush. Even if that Wu guy doesn’t agree, Treasure Pavilion will definitely be embarrassed today. At worst, once this matter is over, Uncle Wei’s cultivator friends can get rid of him without anyone noticing!” the white-haired steward held his hands behind his back and said with a carefree expression.
The steward’s main goal was to take down Treasure Pavilion. In his eyes, Wu Mo was at most a talented young man. Getting rid of him would be as easy as flipping his hand.
Wei Jiaming could only clench his teeth and fall silent once again in response.
That instant, Wei Ying, who was leading the crowd, raised his hand and slowly brought it down. Only then did the discussion among the blacksmiths from Unique Treasure Hall gradually stop.
Wei Ying narrowed his eyes slightly and looked at the blacksmith before him with an inexplicable expression. Soon, a cold smile surfaced on his face.
“Little brother, you sure talk big. I just don’t know if your strength matches up.”
“If you think that this competition is boring, why don’t we raise the stakes?!”
Hearing the Five-star blacksmith’s words, Wu Mo’s expression immediately changed. He slowly took a step forward, and his interest was piqued.
“Raise the stakes? I’m somewhat interested in that. May I know what you intend to bet on?” Wu Mo crossed his arms and asked curiously.
Manager Gao Yue was standing beside him, and he felt somewhat worried.
The other party had already revealed their trump card. It was a Premium-grade defensive equipment. Although Wu Mo was stronger than his peers, his opponent was a Five-star blacksmith over forty years old. As for whether Mr. Wu could win, Gao Yue was still uncertain.
While his thoughts were running wild, Wei Ying opened his mouth to speak.
“Since we’re betting, I think we might as well increase the stakes a little. The one who loses the competition has to get the hell out of Shanglin City. They have to give up their hold on the market and hand over any hidden materials to the winning chamber of commerce. What do you think, little friend?”
Wei Ying emphasized each word with a greedy smile.
His words stunned the surrounding people.
Even the more worldly journalists were taken aback.
You should know that although the two chambers of commerce had not monopolized the market, their respective market value was at least ¥50,000,000.
With more than ¥50,000,000 in market shares and materials, it was a bet they had never heard of.
As such, the shocking bet stunned everyone present.
Treasure Pavilion’s staff immediately panicked and wanted to speak up to dissuade them. However, under such circumstances, they had almost no right to speak. Only Manager Wu and the two appraisers were qualified to make a decision.
At this time, Manager Gao’s heartbeat also sped up. When he realized that the entire chamber of commerce’s survival depended on the special consultant, Mr. Wu, his entire body trembled nervously.
The two appraisers with grizzled white beards had horrified expressions too.
Among everyone, only Wu Mo appeared to be interested.
His thoughts were running wild right then. He began to think about how beneficial it would be to him if he won the competition.
If he won the battle, he would inevitably reveal his true strength. Hence, there would be no need for all of this if the benefits were too little.
While Unique Treasure Hall was not as large as Treasure Pavilion, just by looking at how they were able to create such a huge coalition in a short period of time and have a Five-star blacksmith oversee it, Wu Mo could guess Unique Treasure Hall’s approximate value.
Even though it was just a rough estimate, Wu Mo had already analyzed the pros and cons, and his heart immediately grew excited.
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