Chapter 73: Unemployed
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“”Stone Puppet Study” is quite rare, but it’s not particularly precious. Since I don’t have much use for it, I can sell it, but I have to increase the price.”
After the research, Zhou Chen sent a message to the long-haired girl, indicating that he could sell the copy of this book but the price needed to be increased. The exact price was a mid bronze spear-type weapon and a million Dragon Country bills.
Zhou Chen had looked at the mid bronze weapons in the trading area. Some were sold, but they were all quite expensive. Most of them were around two million Dragon Country bills.
The reason for this was not only because the mid bronze weapons were of higher quality, but also because there were fewer mid bronze Survivors at the moment. The supply of the mid bronze items was also low, so the price would not decrease.
After he sent this price to the long-haired girl, she quickly replied, indicating that the price was a little high and had to be cut.
Zhou Chen was not surprised. He bargained with her. After a round of bargaining, the two of them reached a consensus with a price of 2.6 million Dragon Country bills. This was equivalent to a mid bronze weapon plus 500,000 to 600,000 Dragon Country bills.
Zhou Chen gave in because he wanted a suitable new weapon and did not want to miss the opportunity.
After the two of them finished discussing, Zhou Chen ate and rested for a while before beginning to prepare.
He went outside and bought a small printer and enough paper to make a copy. He was going to do it personally to ensure the safety of the information on the book.
It was not until noon that he finished making a simple copy. He traded with the long-haired girl through the system for 2.6 million Dragon Country bills.
“Knowledge is indeed the most valuable thing.”
Zhou Chen sighed.
“Stone Puppet Study”could not immediately increase a person’s strength like a good weapon. In the eyes of most Survivors, it might not be as valuable as an ordinary iron sword, but Zhou Chen happened to encounter someone who was interested in it. This person seemed to be very rich, so he could earn so much.
With money, Zhou Chen began to search for the weapon he wanted in the trading area. He searched the Dragon Country’s trading area for a while and finally bought a mid bronze weapon for 2,030,000.
[Steel Ironwood Spear
Type: Mid bronze weapon
The spearhead is made of fine steel and is extremely sharp. The shaft is made of ironwood and is very tough. The entire length is about 2.3 meters, suitable for solo battles.]
Zhou Chen was rather satisfied after taking out the steel ironwood spear and playing with it in the living room for a while. This weapon was much better than the ordinary spear he had used before, and it would probably last for a long time.
Zhou Chen put the weapon in his inventory and was about to sell some things he did not want when he received a call. It was from Boss Liu.
“This… I was so engrossed in business that I forgot to go to work…”
Zhou Chen was speechless and picked up the call.
“Little Zhou, my son has come to fetch me to live overseas. I will have to close the dojo. Sorry, I will compensate you with three months of salary.”
Boss Liu did not call to ask Zhou Chen why he was not going to work. Instead, he told him that he would have to go overseas to live. Zhou Chen would not be able to continue being the assistant dojo leader.
“It’s okay. I hope you have a good life overseas.”
Zhou Chen immediately congratulated Boss Liu.
He knew that Boss Liu had always missed his children. This time, he could finally obtain his wish.
“I didn’t expect to suddenly lose my job, but it’s not a big problem. I’m quite free now.”
Zhou Chen did not care about this change. He had more than 850,000 cash on him. If he took out the money for the orphanage fee, he would have more than 600,000 left. In addition, he had some things to sell in the trading area, so he did not have to worry about money.
“I have to find a new place to train in the future. When I have enough money, I might as well open a training hall myself.”
Zhou Chen liked training in the dojo. Now that the Weijiang Dojo was closed, he had to find another place.
He placed the items he was not planning to use on the trading area and marked their prices. For example, the iron rod he had obtained from the thin and tall young man on the first floor of the Underground City and the candle he had obtained before in the Silent Forest.
Next, he took out the book “Stone Puppet Study”and began to read. Previously, he had only casually flipped through it. This time, he wanted to take a look at it in detail.
He read till evening and gained a clearer understanding of the content of the book.
“So stone puppets are a type of magic puppet, a kind of creation of puppet masters. Some of the materials to make stone puppets are not available on Planet Blue and can only be bought on the trading area. The creation of this thing costs quite a lot. Moreover, it has a requirement for spirit attributes. If the spirit is low, the logic circuit will be difficult to create. This technique seems really magical and unscientific, but well, it should be real since it is recognized by the system.”
Although Zhou Chen had yet to make even the simplest stone puppet, he still believed in the authenticity of the content of this book because it came from the system, and the system could be said to be omnipotent.
“According to the description, the highest level of low bronze combat stone puppets is probably the stone warrior I encountered before. That is indeed quite strong, but that should only be possible at the Master level of proficiency. Ordinary stone puppets are much weaker; they would only be useful if there are a lot of them. This undoubtedly increases the investment.”
After researching for a while, Zhou Chen felt that these stone puppets were not something that someone from an ordinary family should study. It was more realistic for a person like him to go to the battlefield and fight.
Just as he closed the book and placed it back in his inventory space, he realized that he had received a message:
[Breeze of Dawn: The black stone you obtained in the Underground City is a Black Ornamental Limestone, right? Are you selling it?]
When Zhou Chen saw this message, he immediately replied overbearingly:
[Star: One million.]
After he said this, the other party did not reply for a moment. Zhou Chen was not surprised because he also felt that his price was a little too high. Black Ornamental Limestone was not a precious stone puppet material. He had given this price so that there could be space for bargaining.
However, after a short while, instead of a reply, Zhou Chen received a transaction request.
[Breeze of Dawn has made a transaction request. One million Dragon Country bills in exchange for a Black Ornamental Limestone. Please place the corresponding item to complete the deal as soon as possible!]
“F*ck, does this girl’s money fall from the sky?!”
Zhou Chen was shocked as he looked at the one million Dragon Country bills that had been placed in the trading box.