In Josh’s view, “Charles” was resolute and firm. He was even willing to die for the family; it was not comparable to those scammers. With Kanita’s earlier “test” and Samuel as the hostage, more importantly, the two parties also signed an equality contract. For this reason, Josh killed his former servant without hesitating to void the master-servant contract in order to sign a new contract.
With this contract, both parties would have an equal cooperative relationship within 100 years. If “Charles” failed to repay according to the contract, he would be severely punished by the rule.
Therefore, Josh provided the funds with confidence. As the lord, he controlled the Red Spirit Estate for many years. His accumulation was by no means comparable to that of Kanita. Without having to sell his possessions, he easily prepared 50 million black crystal coins in front of Chen Rui’s eyes.
Seeing these hefty, shiny coins, Chen Rui wanted to tell the sir lord that sometimes it was easier for experienced people to make mistakes. He would use the fact later to give this lesson to Josh.
Kanita took an additional 5 million and continued to participate in the shares. Chen Rui insisted on only 50 million to avoid losing more “profits,” but under Kanita’s repeated requests, he reluctantly agreed. Chen Rui brought 55 million away this time with monthly rebates. 20 million rebates in the first phase, 40 million in the second phase, and 33.5 million in the third phase; totaling 93.5 million black crystal coins.
After receiving the money, Chen Rui opened the door to the “human world” in front of Josh with “item”. He walked in and disappeared.
Josh watched closely. This space door is what the human summoned when the two of us battled. It’s very mysterious. The human has given up the opportunity to escape previously. With this kind of sincerity, plus the contract, there should be no problems. I can wait slowly with a peace of mind now.
Chen Rui actually returned to Town Moling through [Star Gate]. At the verge of life and death under Josh’s strong pressure, he seemed to have a little more understanding of the use of the destruction power. He urgently needed to find a quiet place to realize it.
He wanted to go back to the remote hotel to train immediately, and he saw that the hotel had more guests. These days Chen Rui had reserved a room where he stayed in for training all the time. He even set up soundproofing methods, and he hardly went out. When he left the hotel in the morning to find Kanita, he noticed this lively scene, but he didn’t ask about it because he had an important matter to attend at the time. He wanted to know about it now so that he would not be unnecessarily disturbed during his training.
“2 days later, it’s the Red Spirit trade fair that holds every 3 years.” The hotel’s succubus waitress winked at this Great Demon, inadvertently showing him her deep grooves exposed by the bulging V-neck, but unfortunately, she was just offering a treat to an unappreciative audience. He didn’t even look at it.
“Trade fair? This is the first time I heard that. Tell me what is going on?”
This weird man, who is hiding in his room every day, has no male Great Demon romance. Is he something wrong in some part? Succubus maliciously guessed for a while, but did not dare to offend this Higher Demon easily, so she explained with a smile.
The Red Spirit Estate trade fair had a long history. It would be held every 3 years. One could trade or exchange commodities including specialty products, materials, equipment and other types. It could attract a large number of outsiders every time. It was originally held in the Red Spirit City. Due to Kanita’s endeavour, it had been held in Town Moling since 20 years ago.
This was considered Josh’s care for the youngest son he most valued. It was also a balancing method for Joseph who was more economically powerful.
The trade fair was a centralized commodities trade fair. It was a relatively grand form of trade in the Demon Realm. The Demon Realm had no auction house or auction events. Chen Rui had long planned to set up an auction house in the Dark Moon. All preparations had been completed. He was just waiting for the right time.
Chen Rui thought of one thing. Last time, he swindled a lot of good stuff in the Crystal Valley. The materials of the second “Thunderous Sound” was basically complete except for 2 scarce materials. He also intended to make a scale armor that needed a lot of complementary materials. He wanted to see if he could gather all of them at this trade fair. Initially, he could go to the Dark Shadow Empire’s Mechanical Association to receive the master’s “benefits” or he could use the reward points of the last solved magic circle to redeem it, but “Master Arthur” was “missing” now. So, it was temporarily not suitable to reappear.
This scale armor was a last-minute idea after he had previously encountered Josh. The main material was the best crystal dragon scales from the crystal dragon, Jacob. Jacob even voluntarily gave these excellent dragon scales to Chen Rui at the time. If the crystal dragon thought of it now, he must be fuming with anger. Of course, compared with ancient runes slabs and the Fountain of Resurrection, the crystal dragon scale was nothing.
The crystal dragon had a unique talent of being immune to all magical powers. The nature of this scale armor had the effect of greatly reducing the power of magical elements. If it could be successfully made, plus his own [Anti-Magic] and [Damage Absorption] attributes, his winning rate against magicians like Josh would be greatly improved.
The trade fair would start 2 days later. For now, he better seizes the precious inspiration to realize the power of that destruction breath. After instructing not to be disturbed, Chen Rui went straight into his room, ignoring the intentional seduction of the waitress, which caused the succubus to scold “incompetent man” in her heart.
2 days later, Chen Rui walked out of the room, appearing energetic. Pressure was sometimes the best motivation. His gain was not small this time as his understanding of the destruction power was further improved.
Due to the trade fair, the people moving around in Town Moling suddenly increased. The streets became very lively. Chen Rui came to the trade fair venue. It was a huge open space. From a distance, it was full of people. There were four passages for entry and exit. There were soldiers guarding the entrance and exit. There were also patrolling guards inside to maintain the order.
This situation was somewhat similar to Chen Rui’s hometown on Earth. Every year, the trade fairs were held in the stadium. The merchants were foreign vendors, but most of them were selling fake goods and counterfeit items. Chen Rui once helped his grandpa to buy a pair of “Inner Mongolian yak leather shoes,” but the sole broke in less than 2 months.
When he walked into the trade fair, there were a lot of vendors indeed. Some were selling loudly, while some were hanging on a signboard to promote the goods sold or the items to be exchanged.
As Chen Rui walked for a while, he exuded a little breath to scare the two little thieves who messed with the wrong guy. He stopped in front of a deserted booth. The owner of this booth was a dark goblin. There were a lot of things, and some of them still look like historical antiques. Chen Rui had no interest in these so-called antiques. He was interested in a bottle of Bauhinia gum, which could be blended into the adhesive needed to make the scale armor.
“Sir is really discerning. This bottle of Bauhinia gum is from the best Bauhinia tree. It is 50 years old. It costs only 3 black crystal coins.”
The longer the Bauhinia year was, the stronger its adhesive. For Chen Rui’s usage, 50 years was enough, but the proposed price of this dark goblin was quite high. Although the 2 black crystal coins were really nothing Chen Rui, he suddenly missed the days when he bargained for a cabbage in that world. So, he shook his head, “3 black crystal coins are too expensive. I can pay at most 1 black crystal coin.”
The dark goblin suddenly widened his eyes, “Sir, this price is too low. The best offer can only be 10 purple crystal coins cheaper; this is already a regular customer price.”
“With 3 black crystal coins, it should include the snake tendon of that black spirit snake.”
“That is a rare complete snake tendon! The toughness is even stronger than that of a hydra! If you take both, I’ll give you a cheaper price. That will be 7 black crystal coins in total, no less!”
“4 black crystal coins. If you don’t want to sell them, then fine. I’ll go to other booths.” While Chen Rui said that, he looked like he was about to go.
“Wait! Sir, I’ll sell it to you!” The dark goblin sighed, “Sir is smarter than the smartest dark goblin!”
When Chen Rui took out 4 black crystal coins and saw the dark goblin’s gleaming eyes, he knew that he still paid more. In fact, his bargaining skill was not high. The one with great skill was the girlfriend of his university’s roommate. If she crossed over, she could probably buy them with 2 black crystal coins at most.
However, not to mention 4 black crystals, even if 4 or 5 zeros were added to the back, it was just a small case. Storage warehouses could categorize and “compress” similar items, plus the 4-star warehouse space was already huge, but only half of the space was left after storing the poison dragon’s treasure, the crystal dragon’s crystal mine plus Josh and his son’s “investment.”
If Chen Rui ran away now, he could freely corrupt himself for hundreds or thousands of years without a problem, but his goal was beyond that. If he wanted to get involved, he must be involved in a big game this time.
“Sir, what else do you need? Some good things are too inconvenient for me to display…” This profiteer already made a fortune with the black spirit snake tendons and Bauhinia gum, but he recommended some valuable antiques to Chen Rui. For example, the utensils used by some emperor and such, but Chen Rui was not really interested, so he stood up.
“Please wait! Sir!” Dark Goblin did not want this rare patron to leave. He revealed a mysterious look and carefully looked around before he took out a box from his pocket with three walnut-sized balls in it.
“These are called a ‘burst bombs’. They are said to be antiques found in a ruin. As long as the yellow crystal is activated with power, a terrible burst can occur. The person who sold me these had tested once and it could blow the ground out, forming a large pit of tens of meters. It is more powerful than ordinary magic. 3 bombs for a total of 10 black crystal coins only.”
An enhanced version of a grenade? However, in this world, this thing does not have much effect. A real powerhouse only needs one energy bomb or a magic to far exceed the effect of this thing. After the dark goblin repeatedly reminded him not to trigger the yellow crystals, Chen Rui picked up one and looked at it. Suddenly, his gaze was fixated.
On top of this ‘burst bomb’, countless tiny inscriptions were engraved on it; these were Dragon Inscription!
The effect of the inscription is actually multi-suppression. In other words, “a large pit of tens of meters” is the effect after the strong suppression by the inscription!
This is not a burst bomb. According to the name on the inscription, it should be called ‘Zeray.’ If all the power is activated according to the context of the inscription, the power will be increased by at least 10 times!
I don’t know which dragon family made this terrifying thing when they are bored, nor how many bombs has been wasted by those ignorant guys, but if this thing is used properly, it may become a life-saving treasure.
Chen Rui’s eyes fell on a folded leather scroll at the bottom of the box again. The year looked relatively old. When he opened it, a strange expression flashed through his gaze, but he put it back to its place. The dark goblin quickly introduced, “This treasure map was handed down from my ancestors. It is said to record the location of the secret treasures of the Dead Sea. This secret treasure was left by the famous Dark Dragon Emperor in the Demon Realm hundreds of thousands of years ago. There are countless treasures and artifacts…”
Chen Rui showed a disapproving look, “It’s just an incomplete and broken map. Even if it is true, if you look at this, you need to get at least 5 or 6 more pieces to make it complete. If you make it complete, maybe you can also bluff people.”
The dark goblin smiled awkwardly, “This is indeed true, but a complete one… If I had one, do I still have to come here to set up a booth?”
Chen Rui nodded, “Are there any more burst bombs?”
“When I received it, there were only the last 3.”
“Well, I want the 3 burst bombs, together with this box and the incomplete map at the bottom. A total of 3 black crystal coins.”
The dark goblin was anxious. He reached out to grab the box, “This is definitely not enough! I spent more than 3 black crystal coins to collect these three things, not to mention the ancestral treasure map. If you sincerely want them, 10 black crystal coins. It must be no less than that.”
Chen Rui sneered when he demanded an exorbitant price, “This kind of alchemist’s stuff is extremely unstable, even if it is not triggered, it may explode! In case of any problems, the entire trade fair will be chaotic because of the explosion! You are selling this dangerous thing; as long as I shout, the patrolling guards will immediately arrest you.”
With that, Chen Rui glanced at the patrolling guards who were heading towards this side. The dark goblin was taken aback and quickly grabbed toward the box, but his attempt failed.
The profiteer looked disheartened, “Sir, 3 then! How unlucky am I? I have been attending trade fairs for more than 10 years, but it’s the first time I meet a customer like sir.”
“Stop pretending. I know you are not losing money.”
Chen Rui closed the box emotionlessly and left the booth, but there was a burst of ecstasy in his heart- This time I surely earned a lot. As long as the inscription restrictions of the 3 “Zeray” are unlocked, the power must be quite amazing. Even a Demon Emperor or Demon Overlord will be afraid of it.
Not only that, the incomplete map was also a pleasant surprise because he already had 2 of this map. 1 was obtained from Dodo in the black rainforest, which should be left by the dead dragon, while the other was presented by Kanita a while ago when he met the little black horse. Plus this, it was 3 pieces.
The Dead Sea was in the extreme north of the Demon Realm. The sea was vast and dangerous. It was a well-known dangerous place. He wasn’t sure if the Dark Dragon Emperor’s treasure was true or not, but the map he got today seemed to be the middle part. In the storage warehouse, when the 3 incomplete treasure maps were put together, they actually merged into a whole, and even the edges of the seams were gone. Judging on its size, it seemed that there were still two pieces to complete it, but Chen Rui had no energy to focus on this now. Besides, there were some things that would not appear when you looked for it deliberately, but if you were lucky, it would automatically appear in front of you sometimes.
Chen Rui strolled one round at the trade fair, bought some materials, and returned to the hotel. The materials needed for “Thunderous Sound” were too scarce to be found at the trade fair, but the scale armor materials were complete. He needed to design it someday before starting.
The next was… still training.
Training, eating, sleeping, training… This cycle, although boring and monotonous, he did not intend to give up at all.
Josh was right in saying that, there was never reaping without sowing; especially power. In order to obtain it, he must be capable of something that others couldn’t.
No pain, no gain. This was true in any world.
Well, Chen Rui was kind of lucky to get the Super System, but I guess he still put some effort in gaining strength.
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