Fang Linyan said,
“Very far away, never been to England before.”
The little goblin showed a thoughtful look,
“Then why did you come here?”
Fang Linyan hesitated and said,
“A mysterious and great will instruct me to do so in my mind.”
Hearing Fang Linyan’s answer, the little goblin let out a strange child-like laugh before saying,
“No wonder your breath is so light as if there is nothing, but this is also a good thing. You won’t be easily targeted by the Ministry of Magic.”
Then he stretched out his fingers and snapped. A small blackboard hanging next to the counter was burning with a faint green flame. A few rows of fonts appeared in the blank space at the bottom of the blackboard,
Burnt bone granules (Best for skull)
Corpse Oil (For human girls under 7 years old only)
Obscurus tissue (No more than 10 days after born) (Saturated soon)
Raven lung (Soaked in thunderbird blood for at least an hour)
Seeing the names of these things, Fang Linyan felt really strange and evil.
The little goblin laughed sharply,
“This is the casting materials we are missing right now. As long as you can bring one of them, we can give you the potion you want.”
Fang Linyan looked at these items that were in demand. In terms of difficulty, the 2nd item, corpse oil, should be the easiest to get. However, the process of getting it must be extremely heinous, and the consequences were unimaginably disastrous. He put a pass on it.
The 1st should be the work done by the necromancer, which was profession-related.
For the 3rd item, Fang Linyan had never heard of it at all, and what did the ‘saturated soon’ mean?
Therefore, he chose the 4th item. It seemed like he only needed to kill 2 magical creatures to complete the task. More importantly, when doing this task, he could also complete the 2 milestones of Poacher and Reverence along the way. This was killing 3 birds with 1 stone.
After Fang Linyan made his choice, the goblin looked very happy. He was sitting on top of the counter while swinging the 2 thin legs and drinking a glass of pale green and bubbling juice.
At this time, Fang Linyan thought and said,
“Ahem, may I know your name, Mr. Shopkeeper?”
Hearing Fang Linyan’s address, the goblin suddenly widened his eyes vigilantly,
“Mr. Shopkeeper? Oh, you are calling me!? My God, if master hears this, he will slap Bone really hard! Bone is not the shopkeeper; Bone is just a domestic goblin!”
Fang Linyan nodded and said,
“Oh, I’m sorry, but it doesn’t matter. Mr. Bone, I just want to ask 1 more thing, are there any knowledgeable and kind-hearted people nearby? I have 2 very basic questions to ask, and I’m willing to pay a Galleon for it.”
After finishing speaking, Fang Linyan gritted his teeth and took out a Galleon reluctantly. He immediately noticed that the eyes of this domestic goblin suddenly widened, emitting a greedy light. He said incoherently,
“You, what question do you want to ask? Is it the recipe for Felix Felicis! No one will tell you that probably!”
Fang Linyan said,
“Of course not, didn’t I just say that the time I arrived in the England can only be calculated in hours, so I don’t know many basic things. Such as I don’t know how to kill the magical creatures and extract their valuable parts. Their corpses rot very quickly. Basically disappearing before I did it. Also, I also don’t know where to find the raven and thunderbird!”
Mr. Bones immediately screamed,
“Such simple questions? Oh no, such complicated questions!!! I can tell you, are you sure you will really pay 5 Galleons as a reward!”
Fang Linyan said,
“No no no no, a Galleon. I’m certain. If you don’t want it, then I’ll go.”
Mr. Bone immediately said,
“1 will do!!”
Fang Linyan smiled and flicked the Galleon onto the table. This cute and beautiful thing immediately rolled around the table.
The pupils of this domestic goblin were full of the shimmering gold coin spinning, then he pressed it in a wicked way, grabbed the gold coin with a smile and bit it. His face was full of ecstasy.
Fang Linyan smiled and said,
“Mr. Bones, if your answer can satisfy me, then I will make a deal with you. The reward is also a Galleon.”
After Bone heard the offer, he immediately put away the Galleon in his hand and said with a sinister smile,
“Listen, under normal circumstances, magical creatures hate the muggle world and grow and live in demiplane, so as long as you kill them in demiplane, their corpses won’t decay rapidly.”
“However, after some magical creatures come to the muggle world, their ability will decline a lot, so some people deliberately capture some powerful magical creatures into the muggle world to kill, so of course there is a solution to this method.”
“This method is very simple, that is, salt. As long as you sprinkle a handful of salt on their corpses, it can temporarily suppress the rapid decay of the corpses.”
Fang Linyan hurriedly asked,
“So how long can it be suppressed?”
Hearing this, Fang Linyan breathed a sigh of relief.
Then he suddenly found that Bone snapped his fingers, and a booklet suddenly appeared next to him. He said with a sinister smile,
“As for your second question, the answer can be found here.”
Fang Linyan picked up the booklet dubiously. The title of the booklet was “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, and the author’s name was: Robbie Rachel Fido Scamander.
He flipped through it a little, and he found that there were hundreds of peculiar magical creatures’ detailed introductions, including but not limited to appearance, habits, breeding period, weaknesses, valuable parts, etc. Some magical creatures even had anatomical drawings. Yes, and more importantly, there were targeted hunting methods on the booklet!
Fang Linyan was overjoyed immediately, then Bone pointed at him with 1 finger. Fang Linyan sighed, took out a Galleon and threw it at him.
Bones happily made a somersault on the table, only to fall off the counter with, then he slowly climbed up while biting Galleon, showing his signature sinister smile,
“Have both of your questions been satisfactorily resolved? Then, can you ask the 3rd question?”
Fang Linyan nodded and said,
“I have a friend who likes magical machinery very much. He plans to make a living from it after coming here, but unfortunately, during the trip here, he accidentally lost his entire set of maintenance tools! He can’t use muggle’s repair tools, so he is helpless now. Therefore, he wants to know if there is any place that sells tools for repairing magical machinery.”
Bone blinked his eyes. After a few seconds, he slowly shook his head and said,
“Oh, sorry, I really don’t know.”
Fang Linyan sighed slightly. He also knew that such a highly professional tool should be difficult to handle, especially in this world where the magic side was obviously stronger than the technology side. When most smart people were in trouble, they would solve it with magic, the technology here would be much weaker. It could only be a subsidiary business. Therefore, finding a person who mastered magic and machinery would be very difficult.
However, Bones quickly raised his head and said confidently,
“You come here again half a day later, and I will definitely give you a satisfying answer.”
Fang Linyan said in shock,
“Half a day?”
Bones took Fang Linyan’s shock as a question, and he immediately said sharply with dissatisfaction,
“We domestic goblins have our own channels! There is nothing in the world that we can’t inquire about — of course, except for the matters about my great master — so you just have to prepare the Galleon! I will get what you want in half a day.”
Fang Linyan nodded and said,
“Then, I’m looking forward to it.”
After speaking, he walked out.
After leaving Borgin & Burkes, Fang Linyan wanted to leave immediately, but he was a little reluctant. After all, it took 1000 common points to enter here. If it cost 1000 common points to leave, it would be too expensive, so he decided to stroll around for half an hour to get as much information as possible.
However, during this process, Fang Linyan clearly felt rejected. The owners of more than a dozen shops were obviously indifferent toward him. This must be the fault of 3 points in charm.
What made Fang Linyan even more distressed was that he had encountered at least 2 shops that were selling “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. The most expensive price of this booklet was only 33 Knut… Cough cough, a Galleon can be changed to 493 Knut! It is clear that Bone was a dishonest merchant.
But Fang Linyan couldn’t do anything about it. He even had to thank the greed of the domestic goblin. Obviously, its desire for Galleon was far greater than the influence of charm. Otherwise, Fang Linyan might still be running around aimlessly.
Soon, Fang Linyan returned to Diagon Alley again, and he came to the door of a shop called “Twilfitt and Tattings”. This shop seemed to be focusing on high-end luxury clothes. Its show window mostly displayed a very exquisite leather dress, which attracted many women to watch at the door, but its price was also surprisingly high. Almost every piece was at least 4 figures.
Seeing this scene, Fang Linyan was moved, and he walked in.
TL: No charm guy walks into a fashion shop…