2 days later, the Bloody Empire trade fair was held as scheduled.
Chen Rui used a pseudonym and became a vendor in the trade fair. However, this trade fair was a bit special. It gathered all independent small stalls. It was said that they sell very rare and special items. Only special guests could visit this trade fair.
It took Tess a lot of effort to find out the news. Chen Rui originally wanted to take this opportunity to find Fertile Yuan Soil and some materials for making artifacts. Naturally, he would not miss this good opportunity. It was just that Tess’ current ability was not enough to allow him to join the list of special guests, so Chen Rui wisely chose to become a vendor.
Despite the help of Tess, it was not an easy task to enter this store. You must have unique rare goods. Chen Rui took out some gadgets that he made in the Rainbow Valley previously. These gadgets’ material or value was not very high, but the characteristics of this store were not just looking at high value. The most important thing was they should be “special”. The more distinctive and weird, the better it was. In the end, Chen Rui’s gadgets finally passed the “review” and he successfully “settled in” the store.
Before the fair started, all the merchants in this store were intensively lectured. The content of the lecture was about some special rules of the store. One matter was emphasized. At a certain period of time, a distinguished female customer would come to this store. Everyone must show a good spirit of hospitality. No matter what item the customer liked, it must be sold to her. The price should be average, not too high or too low.
If the female customer successfully purchased a certain product, the vendor would receive a reward which was 5 times the price of the product afterwards. If the customer was satisfied, the vendor would receive 10 times the reward afterwards!
There were a small number of people who had participated in the Bloody Empire capital’s similar trade fairs in the past. It was said that there were also such special rules at that time, and they also cashed out 10 times the rewards afterwards, so the reliability was beyond doubt.
The female guest was probably a very noble and first-rate royal family member. Chen Rui was a little curious about this, but he was just curious and did not pay too much attention to it. His attention at the moment was on the goods of those vendors, and he really found some of the materials needed by the artifact and some rare good items. Unfortunately, he did not see his biggest goal, Fertile Yuan Soil, nor did he get any information about Mountain Seckred and related news from these people.
As a fellow seller, Chen Rui had reached an agreement with those selected merchants. If no customer bought those materials and goods in the end, they could exchange the goods they need with each other or sell them to him at a suitable price. However, they still prefer to sell at a price because those “commodities” of Chen Rui were too weird. It was hard to invoke the interest of other merchants.
In contrast to the lively atmosphere outside, the buying and selling of the special store began silently in a separate venue. The merchants in the store were effectively isolated by cleverly designed spaces. They were well-organized and had spacious passages. The merchants and products were clear at a glance, and the place did not seem crowded at all.
According to the rules, the sellers in the special stores were not allowed to shout at the customer. There was a sign in front of each stall listing their goods and prices. They could only speak when those customers were interested in certain goods and inquired about that. Once the rules were violated, they would be expelled from the trade fair.
The number of guests here was not particularly large. From the perspective of clothing or conversation, most of them had extraordinary identities. They were very generous and rarely bargain. In just 1 hour, several businessmen made a lot of money and smiled.
Unlike those sellers who had gained a lot, the weird goods on Chen Rui’s stall were rarely inquired. Even the old goblin who sold strange demonic beasts next to him had just sold 2 little guys, but Chen Rui hadn’t got a good start.
The old goblin glanced at him to show off, then he carefully checked the magical cage, lest there be any problems and let the wealthy babies slipped away.
At this moment, a lady appeared in the special store. She walked lightly and wore a white short-sleeved dress with silver trim. She was fair-skinned and well-proportioned. She had light blue hair in two buns, and her face was covered with a veil. He couldn’t see her mouth and nose which added a bit of mystery. Judging from her smart and bright eyes, she should be a beauty with outstanding appearance.
This lady appeared during this time period, and she was very similar to the distinguished female customer described in the previous assembly. In an instant, almost all the merchants were high-spirited. They were eager for this “goddess of wealth” to patronize their own stall. If there were not strict regulations, perhaps someone had already started to approach her to sell goods.
Chen Rui also caught a glimpse of the lady from a distance and felt indifferent. Chen Rui didn’t come for the money this time. Moreover, he only needed to take out a part of his property now to buy the entire trade fair. Why would he be bothered about the mere reward money?
As for what this beauty looked like, he was even more uninterested. Even if she was extremely beautiful, it didn’t matter to him— The few beautiful tigresses  in my house always fight against each other, and sometimes there are small competitions and conflicts. They are enough to make me headache. It is better to cherish life and stay away from beauty.
(Note: This “beauty” did not include the heroine + the demon girl + the dragon girl + the female boss + the hidden role empress)
The lady seemed to be very curious about everything. She looked around. She picked up a commodity from time to time, but she then put it down again in the ardent gaze of the stall owner. She was about to walk toward Chen Rui’s direction.
Perhaps it was because the other vendors were too diligent while Chen Rui appeared cold, the lady’s gaze glanced at the Great Demon disguised by Chen Rui and turned to the pile of weird things in front of him. Her gaze moved suddenly, and she didn’t look at the rest of the stalls. She walked straight toward Chen Rui.
The vendors at the side regretted it. If I had known earlier, I’d pretend to be indifferent like that cunning Great Demon. Right, it is the old saying passed down from ancient demons, called… being unconventional!
The lady picked up a simple countdown timer made by Chen Rui using ancient runes. After looking at it for a while, she picked up another wristband that automatically glows according to time and asked, “Did you make this yourself?”
The voice seemed to be a young girl. It was soft and sweet. Chen Rui did not speak, but nodded instead.
The old goblin on the side was so jealous that his eyes were about to pop out. Although this “goddess of wealth” has seen a lot of things along the way, she doesn’t say a word, but she actually spoke to this damn Great Demon! This means that she may be very interested in this guy’s goods and may even buy this guy’s goods!
The old goblin was not the only jealous one but also the surrounding vendors. However, no one knew the horror in Chen Rui’s heart. At this moment, he was forcibly suppressing the fluctuations in his mood because if he was not careful, he would be noticed by the other party.
Race: Greed Royal Family.
Comprehensive Strength Assessment: C+(S)
Physique: C-(S-); Strength: C(S-); Spirit: C(S); Agility: C(S)
[Analysis]: Dark attribute, light attribute.
It’s a Demon Overlord powerhouse again, and she is also a female from the Mammon Royal Family!
From the first 7 empires of the Demon Realm to the 3 remaining empires, the Bloody Empire, Dark Shadow Empire, and the Fallen Angel Empire were able to stand in the Demon Realm for so many years without falling apart, they must have their own trump cards, which were the Demon Emperor and Demon Overlord-level powerhouses. Obsidian sent out 2 Demon Overlord-level assassins at the Dark Moon auction last time. No wonder even a powerful organization like Bloodfall could only make moves in secret using conspiracy and schemes to subvert the regime instead of conquering with direct force.
Among the powerhouses of the Bloody Empire, apart from the Demon Realm’s strongest Raizen the Great himself, Chen Rui had already met First General Gustav (Bridget), the 2 princes Aleus and Edmund, plus this mysterious lady were already 5 people. Nobody knew how much more terrifying powerhouse was hidden.
Originally in the Dark Moon Estate, which was suppressed by the capital, the highest one whom Chen Rui saw was Shea’s Great Demon King (Had advanced to Demon Emperor now). With the growth of his knowledge and the improvement of his own level, the number of powerhouses he started to see was getting more. When he himself became a “high level” powerhouse and hoped to rise to the next level, the peak stage powerhouses that he could only look up to in the past no longer became unattainable.
Having said that, if the Demon Overlord in front of him was really a young girl, those “old” Demon Emperors and Demon Overlords could only step aside.
What made it unbelievable for Chen Rui was that in addition to the inherent dark attribute of the Mammon Royal Family, this lady actually had the light attribute!
The Demon Realm is the world where the dark elements are most active. The dark elements’ nemesis, light elements will be suppressed to a very low level here. The combat power of humans who train light element magic such as Samuel and Nero will naturally drop a lot. Of course, it is also somewhat better training to a certain extent.
However, this lady from the Greed Royal Family actually has a light attribute that is incompatible with the dark attribute. What does it mean? Mutated?
If the Super System didn’t show her identity as the Demon Realm’s Royal Family, Chen Rui would still think that she was a human female who entered the Demon Realm.
The lady didn’t notice Chen Rui’s abnormality, or she didn’t pay attention to him at all. Instead, she picked up the little things one by one while nodding her head, “Wow! Although the highest is only 2 yuan, these creations are so interesting! You! Where did you learn it?”
When Chen Rui heard these words, he was shocked again. This “2 yuan” was not like a 2 yuan (a real life currency) convenience store or so, but the level of ancient runes used in the gadgets. The lady saw through it at a glance. I didn’t expect that besides Zola, there is such a strange lady proficient in ancient runes in the Demon Realm!
Chen Rui thought about it, and he immediately made up a story, “This was taught to me by an old man in the village when I was a child. It is profoundly mysterious, but unfortunately he has disappeared. I have spent a lot of effort over the years to reach this level…”
“For 2 yuan, you are already pretty good…” The lady said, and she asked curiously, “What is that old man like?”
“I don’t quite remember. He seems to be wearing a black headscarf with a white beard. He has no name, and people call him White Beard. I vaguely remember that he mentioned Mountain Seckred before leaving. I don’t know if he wanted to go to that place. Later, I kept looking for the old man and Mountain Seckred, but unfortunately I couldn’t find his whereabouts.”
This White Beard was a borrowed image of a well-known manga character that Chen Rui had seen before. He almost said the 4 emperors, haki and so on, but he shut his mouth in time.
“Mountain Seckred?” The lady’s eyes flashed slightly, then she shook her head, “There is no White Beard there, you don’t have to waste your effort.”
Chen Rui was just having a quick thought just now. He just asked tentatively with the mentality of trying. He never thought he really “got” on the whereabouts of Mountain Seckred. His heartbeat accelerated a little and blurted out, “Miss knows about Mountain Seckred?”
The lady seemed to notice that she had made an indiscreet remark. She hurriedly covered her mouth and shook her head, obviously telling people that she knows. She seemed more and more like a cute and naive innocent girl. She did not match the terrifying power of the Demon Overlord level at all.
Chen Rui asked around the bush several times, but he still had no results. With a shift in his mind, he turned the topic to ancient runes, “This noble lady, you seem to know this kind of magic runes? May I ask the lady for some advice?”
The girl just shook her head and was anxious after being asked. She turned around to leave. How could Chen Rui give up this important source of information, “Miss, wait a minute, I have a new and unique special item here. I bet you have never seen it before.”
This sentence made the girl stop. When she looked back, Chen Rui had a strange object about the size of 2 palms in his hand. It seemed to be a flat square crystal rock with a smooth and flat appearance. It showed a mysterious luster.
The girl turned around and asked curiously, “What new item is this?”
“This is an extremely mysterious magic item. It contains boundless wisdom and philosophy. It tells us a fun game that the mistakes made will accumulate while the successes gained will disappear.”
Chen Rui had a deep look of a philosopher, but it was a waste of expression. The girl didn’t hear the other words except 2 words, “fun game”, which she heard clearly. Her eyes sparkled suddenly.
The so-called “the mysterious item containing this boundless philosophy” was actually the Tetris game made by Chen Rui using runes and mechanics. At the beginning of the Rainbow Valley’s unmemorable career as a handyman + chef + experiment subject + deputy valley master, this temporary “game console” accompanied him through rounds of difficult days. He finally overcame the difficulties and ushered in the pleasant sexual life with the beautiful valley master.
This version was already an improved game console. Unfortunately, the ancient runes were too complicated and they could only imitate this small and simple game. Otherwise, Chen Rui would like to start an online game company. He could take advantage of the free methods of copying from another world to be an unscrupulous game dealer in the Demon Realm.
“This is the moving button , this is the rotation button. A horizontal row can be eliminated like this…”
“The one next to it is the next shape that will appear, and that number is my highest record…”
“There will be extra points for those who have eliminated 2 or more rows consecutively…”
The girl leaned over and watched him play for a while. Her eyes were already flashing little stars, “Can you let me try…”
Therefore, under the guidance of Chen Rui, the girl started an in-depth discussion with “philosophy”; she couldn’t stop playing it. Unknowingly, 2 hours later, the girl still held the crystal stone slab whole-heartedly without the intention to leave at all. The eyes of the vendors around him were almost red.
“Ms. Tiffany, I still need to do business. Why don’t…” Chen Rui had already asked the girl’s name during the chat, but it was limited to this. Tiffany was obviously obsessed with the game now, so she couldn’t hear any more words.
“Press the red mark above!”
Tiffany subconsciously pressed the mark, and the game was paused. She seemed to recover her mind and said embarrassingly, “Sorry, Simon. I like this magic item very much. How much do you sell for?”
Simon was the pseudonym used by Chen Rui. During the conversation, he had already tentatively discovered that this girl was a gentle and reasonable type, so she would not likely rely on her royal identity and Demon Overlord-level strength to grab it. If it was Zola, perhaps this game console had long been surnamed “My”.
“This is the one and only most precious souvenir that White Beard left me. It is not for sale…” Seeing Tiffany’s disappointed eyes, Chen Rui seized the opportunity to say, “However, White Beard once said that he wants to find something called Fertile Yuan Soil. If Ms. Tiffany can give me Fertile Yuan Soil, I’m willing to exchange it with this most precious souvenir.”
“Fertile Yuan Soil!” Tiffany seemed a little surprised, then she shook her head. Nonetheless, she stared at the “game console” and was reluctant to look away.
In fact, Chen Rui’s remarks had loopholes. At first, he only remembered that White Beard mentioned Mountain Seckred, but now there was another Fertile Yuan Soil. However, Tiffany was obviously not the kind of deep-scheming person, and she was attracted by the game console, so she didn’t pay much attention. However, no matter how Chen Rui tempted her, the girl still refused to confide any matters regarding Mountain Seckred and Fertile Yuan Soil.
Chen Rui knew that the other party had Demon Overlord level strength after all, so he could not go overboard. He sighed on the spot, “Meeting Ms. Tiffany today is also a rare opportunity, so I’ll give this precious game crystal board to the lady as a gift between friends.”
“Thank you, Simon!” Tiffany was overjoyed. She took it as if it was a treasure. When she saw Chen Rui shaking his head and sighing, she felt guilty in her heart, “I’m sorry, I really can’t tell you some matters, that Fertile Yuan Soil… I remember there should be records in the database of the capital’s Mechanic Association. If you have the opportunity, you can go and take a look. However, that kind of thing is really not what you can contact. I am leaving now, I hope we will have the opportunity to meet again next time. To express my gratitude to you for this precious gift, uh… I will buy everything in your stall.”
Chen Rui did not reject Tiffany’s kindness because he was now a “vendor”.
No matter what, I finally have some hints. Seems like I need to go to the Mechanic Association.
 Tigresses refer to fierce women.
Was Tifanny the master of the Mountain Sekred…
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I moment I read “a distinguished female customer”, I knew the possibility of her being the next harem member was very high. Let’s see, if the story is that predictive or not.
I get that he had to get intel from her and hence talked in this way. But he’s getting too cozy with her. He’s gonna get targetted later on for sure.
Whitebeard doesn’t have a beard though