Spare Me, Great Lord! - Chapter 549
Chapter 549: Work Together to Control the Black Market
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Li Yixiao seemed to be very pleased with his title as Lord, and indicated that it complemented his name. He suddenly put down his pen and asked, “Lu Shu, why were you at the black market?”
“I was selling Chinese chives. We grow Chinese chives at home,” Lu Shu said and laughed buoyantly.
“Don’t trick me. My two eyes of wisdom have seen through everything.” Li Yixiao’s eyes were bright and piercing. “Going all the way to the black market to sell Chinese chives? Even changing your appearance? Who are you trying to cheat!”
Lu Shu bit his gums. If no one recognized him, then it would be much easier to explain. But if he was recognized, there would be no way that Lu Shu simply came to sell Chinese chives after carefully changing his appearance and entering the black market.
Li Yixiao did not wait for Lu Shu to reply. He winked and asked, “Did you get a haul of goods from Japan that you want to get off your hands?”
From Li Yixiao’s point of view, with Lu Shu’s current identity, he could not buy good things off the black market. If he had really wanted to buy something, he should go directly to the Darkness Kingdom. The black markets of the secret practitioners were considered low-end.
From Li Yixiao’s knowledge, a majority of the inherited tools and mythical objects in the country were in the hands of the Heavenly Network and the big families. Furthermore, they were only available in small quantities. It was very hard to find these items in normal black markets.
Lu Shu was also thinking about his problem. He now had over 90 thousand magical stones. If he converted everything into cash, he would not be able to finish spending it.
Before Lu Shu had encountered Nalan Que and the others, he did not think much of it. But after meeting this big family, Lu Shu suddenly had a thought. Each big family greatly wanted their children to rise in rank within the Heavenly Network. They were willing to spend more resources to support this effort. This was another reason why the respective big families gathered magical stones.
Now, Lu Shu had magical stones. Many families had some tools and mythical objects. Even the Collection of Gods could have objects like Deep Sea White Sand. He did not believe in China, with its vast territory and abundant resources, the big families did not have precious treasures.
At first, tools and mythical objects were all collectively called tools. But slowly, objects that were near their elemental origin like mystic water and Deep Sea White Sand, as well as tools with weapon spirits like Black Dragon Spear and Xin Ting sword became known as mythical objects. Thus, mythical objects became the term for objects that were of higher level than merely tools.
As for whether there was anything more powerful than mythical objects, at least the Darkness Kingdom had not encountered any. Within the Darkness Kingdom, there were people who said that Coral’s Gungnir could be considered a holy object above the existing mythical objects. But till present day, there has been no final conclusion.
Some tried to give the holy objects above mythical objects a definition. There were two kinds of holy objects. The first was that they were able to grow with the strength of its host. In the future, it may become another level of mythical object. The second type was an almighty treasure passed down from the ancient past.
During the magical era, everyone started searching for many objects from scratch. Thus, these definitions had slowly risen up, but they were not definitive in any way.
This was the best era, as everything in the past had been overthrown and renewed. It was like humans discovering new continents. Whoever reached the new continent first had the right to define the continent.
Lu Shu thought about it and said, “I have magical stones that I want to sell. But I’m afraid that casual clients would not be able to afford them. So I thought of getting into contact with the respective big families.”
Li Yixiao gasped in shock. “So many magical stones? Casual clients won’t be able to afford them, let alone a few thousand pieces?!”
“Er…” Lu Shu thought about it and cleared his throat. “Ahem, around that amount.”
Lu Shu did not dare to say the truth. He was scared that he would shock Li Yixiao… besides, people now were not particular about concealing their wealth. It was not too late even if he only revealed the truth when he was dealing with the big families.
But since it was a cooperation, they had to work out a win-win situation. Li Yixiao said, “I’ll take this under my wing. I will help you handle everything, including anything regarding Nie Ting. But it’s only a few thousand magical stones. Even if Nie Ting reproaches us, it shouldn’t be a big problem. Don’t worry. I, Li Yixiao, am very particular about righteousness. I will definitely not hand you over!”
It was great that Li Yixiao was willing to bear this. But Li Yixiao had mistaken the amount of magical stones Lu Shu owned. As for whether Li Yixiao would be able to handle the actual amount of magical stones when the time came, that was another problem…
He could bear a few thousand, but what about tens of thousands…
“Sure. But I have one request. I hope that everyone will be able to exchange their mythical objects for magical stones as much as possible.” Lu Shu thought about it and said, “If not, I’m afraid that they will not bring so much cash with them.”
Li Yixiao smiled. “Which family cannot bear a small cost of a few billion? They all have good cash flows. Don’t worry.”
The families within the country were enormous. They could still bear a cost of a few billion, or even tens of billions. Lu Shu thought so too. One should never underestimate the financial groups of these organizations. They were simply for the public to see. Somethings, the things that people exposed to the public eye were simply the tip of the iceberg.
But there was one problem within these big families. The reason why they were so large was because these families better understood that money begets money. They invested their money into industries with big profits. To these people, money was only money. On the other hand, depositing their money into the bank was a foolish decision. To them, the interest from the bank was not considered money.
Under these circumstances, there was probably no family that could take in 90 thousand magical stones in one go.
“I insist that they bring goods to exchange. If not, the deal will fall through.” Lu Shu was thinking that there was no point in him selling so much just for cash. He could sell even a few pieces and get money. It was only wise to get hold of even more training resources in the current situation.
“Okay. I will pass the message to them.” Li Yixiao waved. “But even with your own brother, you should keep clear accounts. What do you think about a 5-5 share?”
As he said this, Li Yixiao felt slightly guilty. It was such a large amount, yet all he needed to do was to contact the big families and bear the responsibility for Lu Shu. For this amount of effort, a 5-5 share may be too much.
He carefully looked at Lu Shu. Before Lu Shu could speak, Li Yixiao said: “How about 4-6?”
Lu Shu laughed at looked at Li Yixiao. “No.”
“3-7,” Li Yixiao seemed to speak with generosity. “3-7! I can’t go any lower than this. I’m still doing a self-criticism here. Nie Ting had not stopped me from taking over the Luo City black market, but I’m still facing a lot of pressure here.”
Lu Shu did not want to argue with Li Yixiao. Li Yixiao did not know the actual amount, thus he had no way of estimating his predicted profile. But Lu Shu was different. He was very clear of exactly how much value he had in his hands.
“9.9-0.1 share.” Lu Shu knew that if he did not open his mouth, Li Yixiao’s expectations would never be lowered.
Li Yixiao’s face darkened. “Brother, this is my first time seeing decimals in these shares…”
“From Li Yixiao’s distress, +999!”