Sean’s original intention was to strike a balance in the team.
Allowing Goat to be the first to receive the reward was considered giving face to Goat and Fang Linyan, but Wild Cat would definitely be upset.
However, he was taking care of Wild Cat’s feelings by letting Fang Linyan be the one to finish the main mission.
Finally, what Sean hadn’t said yet was: he intended to give up his position and let Fang Linyan finish the main mission in the 3rd place.
In this way, although he suffered a bit, he was able to bridge the contradictions of the team in every aspect, and the position of the team leader was taken for granted! The small loss he suffered could be regained at some point in the future.
Therefore, the contestants who could live to the present have some skills; there was absolutely no mediocrity.
But what Sean didn’t expect was that Fang Linyan, who had appeared to be equally unruly after hearing his words, actually smiled and said,
“En, it’s fair. I’m fine with being the last one completing the main mission. I have no objection.”
Fang Linyan’s words stunned the rest of the people. Even Shania couldn’t help but look at him more. Fang Linyan laughed out loud,
“Shouldn’t we set off? The early we exchange, the early we complete the main mission!”
Seeing Fang Linyan’s attitude, Sean and Goat unanimously gave him the label: Resilient, taking care of the overall situation.
What the 2 didn’t know was that Fang Linyan agreed to be the last solely because he had already completed this mission…
1 hour later,
Fang Linyan put down the “porcupine” depleted uranium armor-piercing ammunition he was holding and nodded,
“Mine is done.”
In fact, he had long guessed that most teams would redeem this item for 2 reasons. The first was that this item was refreshed daily, and it could almost be guaranteed to be available at any time. The second was that it was convenient to distribute.
If the rest of the people exchange for weapons or armor, they would definitely be arguing about the right to use this thing. After all, this was a just temporary team. In the end, everyone was still in a competition. They couldn’t really tear up the equipment and give each person one.
Therefore, it was very convenient to exchange this kind of 2 hundred rounds of armor-piercing ammunition. According to how much each person contributed, the distribution could be accurate to the single digit which could ensure fairness.
Not only that, ordinary bullets were a form of hard currency in this apocalypse. An ordinary bullet could make ordinary people at the bottom have a full meal (the standard of steamed buns with pickles). This depleted uranium armor-piercing projectile, that was made with special technology, could be finished very quickly either using directly or as a currency.
The next step was to divide the spoils. Shania, who had no sense of existence, came up with a distribution plan. She had a book that recorded each person’s contribution points and refined them. There was also a set of calculation formulas. It sounded reasonable. However, it was somewhat familiar in Fang Linyan’s ears. Dear, isn’t it the guild DKP calculation in the World of Warcraft…
In the end, Fang Linyan got 31 “porcupine” depleted uranium armor-piercing ammunition without any objection because he was already thinking about the journey to the black market at 12:00 am tonight.
After having teammates, Fang Linyan also discovered 1 detail, that was, his teammates did not have a Nightmare Mark. So, they did not have the private space’s storage abilities! Being outstanding would only attract unnecessary deadly jealousy, so he had to be careful when using the storage space.
To be honest, Fang Linyan already had a lot of good things at this time. After a brief checking, it was as follows:
Common Point: 7072
Merit Point: 4
Free Attribute Point: 1
The antique phone that appeared mysteriously (the remaining Bisca data stream)
Joint Lock Mastery Scroll (Bloody)
More than 800 euros (opened out of Fang’s bloody box)
3 Blood Orchid leaves
2 platinum coins + some change
Hybrid combat suit (purchased by platinum coin)
Jetpack (genuine product)
Primary healing potion
These equipment and items were expensive in total, but what Fang Linyan wanted was immediate combat power! If he wanted to live in this damn world, he had to invest in himself desperately; the black market merchant was a great opportunity!
The newly distributed 31 “porcupine” depleted uranium armor-piercing ammunitions were a fortune for the rest of the temporary team members. So even if they could use the bullets with their guns, they also needed to trade them into platinum coins. Then, they would buy a temporary protective gear like the standard hybrid combat suit worn by Fang Linyan.
Fang Linyan expressed no interest in this. He was also quite tired at this time, so he said that he wanted to find a place to rest.
At this time, the temporary team played an active role. Sean told Fang Linyan that they had found a safe place to stay, and Fang Linyan could just go there to rest.
Then, Goat took Fang Linyan to a residential house. The household owner was an old man who seemed to have lost all his teeth, but he had a double-barreled shotgun on his hand all the time. Under Goat’s introduction, Fang Linyan only paid 5 copper coins, and he got a very small single room on the 2nd floor.
To be honest, before entering the room, Fang Linyan was already mentally prepared for the dirty blanket, the stinking cushions, the pillow with fleas, and even the discolored bed sheet.
But when he entered the room, he realized that his thoughts were completely wrong. Perhaps the furnishings here were simple, but it was very clean.
The bed board was freshly sawn and exuded a good smell of wood. It was covered with a milky white reed mat. There were many patches on the sheet, but it was washed white and looked very refreshing. It even had the smell of being dried by the sun. The floor was spotless as well.
All these gave Fang Linyan a good impression. He eagerly jumped into the bed, then he fell asleep quickly.
But before going to bed, Fang Linyan habitually set up a few sound traps with empty cans. He had to recover his energy to deal with the black market trip at night.
After Fang Linyan went to sleep, he woke up twice in between; One was to pee, the other was to drink water. After that, he continued to sleep for a while before hearing voices from outside. He woke up with squinted eyes, then he refreshed himself after washing his face with cold water.
When he walked out, he saw Goat talking to Shania in the hallway. Goat had already had a piece of leather armor that was obviously very durable. Shania also bought many things with platinum coins.
After Goat saw Fang Linyan, he immediately greeted and smiled,
“Hey! Wrench, good evening. We went to have dinner first. I wake you up seeing that you were sleeping well. I brought you a meal box, do you want to eat it now?”
Fang Linyan said,
“Okay, it is just right to save some time. Later, I just have to pack a few things, then I’m good to go.”
What Goat brought back to Fang Linyan were some roasted thin and crunchy wheat cakes. Eating together with a small pack of fried fish, the wheat cakes tasted delicious. After a few chews, there was a fragrant of the grain.
The fried fishes were cheap small fishes. Their organs weren’t even cleaned. They were fried with a specialty castor oil. It was crunchy and had a scorched sweet taste which was a perfect match with wheat cakes.
Fang Linyan ate everything, rinsed his mouth and put his mind back to the black market again.
At this time, Fang Linyan had put away his carelessness, knowing that the rest of the contestants were also undiscovered talents. In addition to him and Shania, most of them had earned the title of the black market. Before seeing the black market merchant, there should be fierce conflicts. After all, where there is interest, there will be conflicts!
What conflict of interest?
The most basic, of course, was the right of first refusal.
No one knows how the black market merchant sells the items. In case the items were all limited editions, then wouldn’t the first person going in get a lot of advantage? He could choose the most cost-effective good item one step in advance!
Secondly, don’t forget one thing, that was, it was clearly stated that the black market merchant could attack! If the person who went to buy first killed the merchant, wouldn’t the people later get nothing?
In addition, the most likely thing to happen was robbery. After a person made a big purchase, a group of people would stop and kill you to get the items!
After thinking of these possibilities over and under, Fang Linyan suddenly felt that joining this temporary team didn’t seem to be a bad thing. If he were alone, then the current problems would have to be dealt with by himself.
At this time, they obviously had a plan for going to the black market. 2 heads are better than one, he could just follow their plan, then acted accordingly.
Time passed by every minute, and it was already 12:00 am.
Shania was also waiting solemnly at this time. When the clock ticked to 12:00 am, she stood up and looked into the distance.
Seeing her look, Fang Linyan knew that she had equipped the Black Market title.
Immediately afterward, Shania went out first, leading the way directly in front. She was ready to fight and put on clothes that are easy to move. Therefore, her excellent figure was outlined. The more she walked, the more obvious were her long legs and thin waist. Her every movement seemed very agile.
After putting on the Black Market, the effect could only last for 40 minutes. So, they must hurry. Shania concentrated on leading the way and soon left the city.
After leaving the relatively safe area in Yangfan City, although there were no street lights, the moonlight in the sky provided a good vision, so the prepared flashlights were no longer needed. Everyone took out their weapons and entered a combat state.
TL: What will they encounter before going to the black merchant?