Divine Beast Adventures Chapter 142
Edited by Aelryinth
The back of his head mustn't be hit; not even once in his life. He might turn into an idiot otherwise.
But Zhang Che was burning with anxiety inside!
Those weren't his own memories, after all. No matter how perfect the transfer was, it was still something in the "hard drive". He had to key in the correct search term on his own if he wanted to read something in it, and filter the results by himself. How troublesome was that?
"I don't believe that I can't find you!" Zhang Che understood clearly that there was sure to be relevant information pertaining to the situation before him hidden in the memories of his past self. It was just that he couldn't remember it for now.
It didn't matter if he couldn't recall it; he had lots of time to spare, any way.
Therefore, he chose to sit under the "green starscape" and tried to recover from his anxiety, before opening the "memory drive" left behind by his predecessor, searching for what he wanted.
It had to be mentioned that the original Zhang Che's love for research on beast world minerals was truly something. It was very possible that he read up on all publicly available information on the internet, taking up a big corner of his "memory drive".
Even the current Zhang Che, whose spiritual strength was comparable to high-tier beastmasters, had to exhaust an immense amount of effort before he finally found the relevant information regarding the "green starscape" above his head.
"Hoo… I finally found it!" Zhang Che let out a long breath, revealing a bright smile.
His smile was very bright, but under the indistinct illumination of the green light, it looked pretty horrifying, like a smiling malicious spirit.
"In places like this where green fluorite is gathered in large amounts, it is highly likely that purple-gold crystal ores will be present nearby. The purple-gold crystal ore is one of the rare minerals found in beast worlds. A gram of it is worth more than a one-star black iron-quality beast card, priced at over ten thousand Alliance dollars per gram!"
Zhang Che immediately understood why his predecessor would have such a deep impression of this, so much so that his memory, hidden deep within his "memory drive", was triggered the moment he saw a relevant scene.
Ten thousand dollars per gram! What kind of a concept was that!?
There was no need to risk one's own life hunting exotic beasts. If a commoner could find a small piece of it, their livelihood would be set for a few years. If they were more fortunate and found a big piece, then congratulations to them; they wouldn't have to worry about money for the rest of their lives.
Right now, the green starscape before Zhang Che's eyes was very likely to be hiding a huge amount of purple-gold crystal ores.
Despite already having millions in his bank account, Zhang Che's heart started thumping heavily, and his breathing became ragged at the thought of this possibility.
The biggest reason why he became so agitated wasn't because of money.
It was because there had always been a rumor among the commoners, saying that within the circle of the big figures and the high-tier beastmasters, purple-gold crystal ores and other rare minerals had always been treated as a unique currency to exchange for precious materials, high-tier beast cards, and many other things that were out of reach of the commoners.
Zhang Che believed that this definitely wasn't a baseless claim!
Think about it; a three-star gold-quality beast card could sell for millions, if not tens of millions of dollars. What about those beast cards that were of a higher level and quality?
It would be an astronomical amount!
When the money involved reached a certain degree, they were nothing more than a number to the influential people. Trading precious materials and high-tier beast cards for money would be meaningless.
Thus, a practical currency which inherently held a high, stable value was born.
Rare minerals like the purple-gold crystal ores, which had an extremely wide range of uses and yet wasn't too rare, immediately received the common acknowledgement of those in high society, and became barter currency.
From the memories of his predecessor, Zhang Che knew that purple-gold crystal ores were an important additive. By using different composition ratios, the properties of metallic materials could be adjusted differently.
For example, the frames or shell of transportation tools for influential people, like their airplanes or cars, could be mixed with purple-gold crystal ores to a certain ratio, and its toughness could reach an unimaginable level, capable of withstanding direct hits by small to mid-sized missiles.
A weapon mixed with purple-gold crystal ores to a certain ratio would become extremely sharp. Even the scales of defensive mid-tier beasts were unable to withstand the edges of such weapons.
Of course, the prerequisite was that you were able to get close to the exotic beast...
The above mentioned were only two of the many uses of purple-gold crystal ores. It was easy to tell how valuable these rare materials found in the beast world were.
"If there really is a large amount of purple-gold crystal ores here, mom's illness won't be a problem any more!" Zhang Che thought of his mother's condition immediately.
Huang Tielan might not necessarily enroll into the Bei Du University's beast card cultivation major. Similarly, even if Zhang Che enrolled into Bei Du University and worked hard in this area in the future, he might not bear any fruits for two or three years.
In addition, that subdued beast of Professor Sun Qilong, which got a healing-type skill from advancement, would it really be able to cure his mother's illness? That was uncertain...
On the other hand, if he obtained a huge amount of purple-gold crystal ores, all his problems would be solved!
All Zhang Che had to do was issue a reward among the higher ranks of society, stating that whoever cured his mother's illness would be rewarded with a certain amount of purple-gold crystal ore. Which of the owners of healing-type subdued beasts wouldn't be moved?
"Now, let's see if there are really any purple-gold crystal ores hidden among this green starscape!"
Zhang Che suddenly stood up, the Mutated Puffersword in his hand, and slashed at the wall to his side.
A soft clank rang out. The Mutated Puffersword easily cut into the rock wall. He carved out a large piece of rock, together with a few pieces of fluorite, which fell to the ground with a loud crash.
With a wave of his hand, the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander quickly came running to Zhang Che and raised its huge claw, slamming it heavily onto the mountain rock that was as big as his head and shattering it.
Using the green light shining above his head, Zhang Che squatted down and spread out the smashed rocks with his hands, searching for any purple-gold crystal ores. Alas, he didn't find anything.
Zhang Che wasn't disheartened, however. How could he find it on his first try? If that really were the case, it wouldn't be so valuable!
Zhang Che stood back up and continued slashing the rock wall with the Mutated Puffersword. This time, he didn't search the carved-out rock after cutting it down. Instead, he carved out several cubic meters worth of rocks and had the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander take on the role of an ore pulverizer, shattering all of them.
The master and beast instantly turned into diligent miners, working endlessly in this huge cavern as loud crunching sounds rang out ceaselessly.
They searched over ten piles of rubble, and yet Zhang Che didn't find even a speck of purple-gold crystal ore.
His expression was as calm as ever, however, and had the mood to pick out the fluorite among the rubble one by one, gathering them into a pile of its own.
Although these ores weren't valuable, they did come in useful in certain situations.
In the beast world, where electronic gadgets were unusable, these fluorite crystals were the best source of light you could have when you needed to explore some underground spaces.
As the fluorite crystals slowly accumulated into a bigger pile by Zhang Che's side, it was like an efficient green lamp was turned on, everything in Zhang Che's sight was much clearer.
"Eh, this is… we found it?"