Swallowed Star - Chapter 827 Shop in Hong Alliance City
Wood Jade emperor was very good at starting conversations and connecting. When Luo Feng wanted to go walk around Hong Alliance city, Wood Jade said confidently, “I’m extremely familiar with everywhere within the city, I’ll accompany you and introduce you to a few things.”
“That would be troublesome for you.” Luo Feng smiled.
“No trouble at all. Undyings have limitless life, they can’t always be training. And the dangerous battles only occur once in awhile. Over the long years, we do have to do some other things no? To accompany a good friend around Hong Alliance city is a happy thing.” Wood Jade smiled, revealing his snow white teeth.
With Wood Jade leading, Luo Feng began to explore the city.
Hong Alliance city, the lowest level of strength here was at emperor level. Countless warriors gathered in such a city, and the city itself was naturally very advanced. Rare scenes that occured in a typical place was very common here.
Large ship deals.
Plant life forms, metal life forms being exchanged.
Special item acquirement missions.
“Gambling?” Luo Feng looked at the peculiar looking seven storey palace. On it were three human language words Pu Ya palace.
“Warriors all have the characteristics of taking risks, and over eternal life, there aren’t that many new things to do. Pu Ya palace is a gambling place…a hobby, come, I’ll introduce you.” Wood Jade dragged Luo Feng in. The moment they entered, they saw large numbers of warriors about.
This huge palace took up several km in space, it was bustling.
“Open!” The many emperors all stared ahead, laughing as they shouted excitedly.
“Number 1031.” A loud voice shouted the numbers.
Many of them within immediately cursed. There was one however that shouted, “1031 is Nong Cang emperor, he’s struck it rich this time.”
“Nong Cang, you’ve won 100 million mixed elements worth of treasure, you’ll have to treat me next time.”
“Don’t be stingy.”
“Is Nong Cang a stingy human?”
Loud shouts came from all over, after which, a curly long haired tall man shouted out, “Go go go. Those with tickets can all head to the Nine fragrant palace hall.”
Large cheers could be heard.
Luo Feng looked over immediately, asking curiously, “Wood Jade, what’s going on?”
“This is a one out of 10,000 gamble.” He laughed. “And this lottery system allows the gambling den to earn quite a bit.”
“Ah?” Luo Feng was shocked.
“These sort of games are very simple. They produce treasure worth 100 million mixed elements, these aren’t some random lousy things. The treasures here are worth at least that much when exchanged or sold outside.” Wood Jade explained, “One treasure from the gambling den is produced and then they will sell 10,000 tickets. Also, every ticket is priced at 10,000 mixed elements.”
“When all 10,000 tickets are sold, they will choose one number out of the lot, the one with that ticket will get the treasure” Wood Jade said.
“So it’s like that.” Luo Feng realized.
It was interesting.
It was akin to 10,000 warriors buying one item together, and one out of all of them would get the item alone.
Investing 10,000 to get back 100 million.
Of course many of them failed.
“Since the ticket is only priced at 10,000 mixed elements, occasionally gambling is fun.” Wood Jade walked and explained. There were many different types of gambling, and they were quite similar to the gambling of earth itself, with some unique traits of its own.
The smaller ones were worth a few hundred mixed elements, while the higher ones were in the hundred millions.
However the higher ones would have prominent figures occasionally come give it a shot. Afterall, even emperor pinnacles wouldn’t dare gamble so high.
“Hu.” Walking out of Pu Ya palace, Luo Feng was shocked, “How much does this place earn? So many warriors coming here to gamble, just earning a little from each of them would be plenty enough.”
“Pu Ya palace is the only gambling den in the entire city. Even though it is taxed by the alliance, it’s profits are shocking, and it cannot be bought or sold either.” Wood Jade exclaimed. “There’s no way to request to build another gambling den in the city, there’s just this one. I’ve heard that a palace master is the boss of Pu Ya palace. I’ve even heard that it may be several palace masters together owning it.”
Luo Feng nodded.
“Not just Pu Ya palace.”
Wood Jade walked in the alley, pointing to the huge shops, “All the businesses have number limits. These shops…have to have at least a knight backing before they can begin. Hence, not everyone can simply have businesses here in the Hong alliance.”
“Of course there are pros and cons.”
“Other than Pu Ya palace and few other unique places, there are many shops that are also unique but limited in numbers, naturally there will be competition.”
“Even though we emperors are unable to open a shop, we don’t need to pay for lodging and so on in here, but only for gambling or buying things. Naturally we will have no expenses if we wished it. However as long as a shop is open…it requires paying taxes to the Hong alliance all the time.” Wood Jade pointed ahead. “Look, that’s the best shop with lots of goods…it’s named universe treasure hall. I’ve heard a human palace master opened it.”
The hall was split into two levels, and every level was the same size as Pu Ya palace.
One had to know that space was limited in the city, and even the emperors lived in tiny spaces. Hence for a ship to be several km in area, how much stuff could fit in there?
Luo Feng entered the universe treasure hall. Looking at the countless treasures displayed about, every one of them had a picture that showed footage, picture and information about the item, including it’s background, specialty and price.
“The treasures on the first floor are priced from one million mixed elements to 100 billion, there’s everything.” Wood Jade pointed out, “Look at the stairs heading to the second floor.”
“Hm?” Luo Feng turned to look.
“Universe treasure hall is the best ship. There are countless treasures on the first floor, and the second floor has even more valuable items. Some could be bought with mixed elements. Others were contraband, and one had to exchange for them with other treasures…using a barter system.” Wood Jade explained. “You should know that several treasures in the universe are extremely rare and unique. To give them an accurate price is very hard…especially unique items, since they may be useless to some, but crucial to others. It’s hard to put a price on some items, but exchanging makes it a simpler deal.”
Luo Feng nodded, walking and looking about.
After awhile, they reached the stairs.
“This isn’t a place you can go.” Nine beautiful other race ladies stood next to the hundred meters wide stairway, and one of them stared coldly at Luo Feng and said.
Luo Feng was stunned.
“The second floor isn’t open to just anybody.” A piercing voice resounded. A man with purple scales and was dressed in a peculiar gold robe that made him look like a purple jade statue walked over, immediately walking to the stairs and shooting Luo Feng a glance.
Wood Jade walked over. Looking at the gold robe warrior, he said, “One has to be a four star or above being to go up. Or have over 100 billion mixed elements in your account of the Universe first bank or Universe galaxy bank. Fulfilling any one of these criteria will allow you to go up.”
“And who’s that seemingly arrogant fella?” Luo feng laughed.
“He’s called Wu Pin emperor.” Wood jade said softly. “Even though he’s from another race, his teacher is a seven star being, and his teacher spoils him and views him as his own.”
“A disciple of a seven star?” Luo Feng laughed.
“That Wu Pin emperor is pretty vicious. Since he’s been outspoken and friendly with powerful warriors, he has powerful friends. Yang, we are from different circles…we cannot mess with him.” Wood Jade said. “Different circles have differences, naturally those with a stronger background would all mix together.”
“Ah.” Luo Feng nodded.
“There are countless treasures on the first floor. They are in the trillions, and this is enough for you to view for a long time.” Wood Jade smiled.
“I guess so.”
Luo Feng nodded.
He laughed within at that Wu Pin emperor. Looks like the other races did feel inferior to humans, and against the truly confident humans…they didn’t care about the other races. His arrogance was probably a sign of his own feeling of inferiority.
The universe treasure hall was indeed the best shop in Hong Alliance city. There were many rare treasures, and some that even the virtual universe treasure trove didn’t have. Of course, there were some items in the virtual treasure treasure trove that weren’t available here too.
However…how could the items in the treasure trove compare to the ones here.
“Sure makes me want to buy stuff.”
“Hehe, the treasures needed for Golden horned beast training Deities of the world, there are a few here.” Luo Feng was happier as he looked around. He didn’t intend to buy anything initially. However after seeing trillions of treasures, he couldn’t help but want to buy something. However, the things he was truly interested in were normally worth a few hundreds of millions to billions of mixed elements.
He had no money on him, even though he had several items after killing that Na shi youth, he didn’t exchange them for cash.
“Hm?” Luo Feng’s gaze suddenly landed on a over 8m tall peculiar gold armor. Even though this was simulated by the virtual universe, the instant he saw it, he immediately thought of the soldier and general armor.
“This is…” Luo Feng’s eyes gleamed.