Rebirth Of The Godly Prodigal Chapter 739
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Yes…” The attendant thought for a while, then said, “There are about five… 500 kilograms or so of raw stones here. According to the ratio of one kilogram per gemstone, there are about 500 gemstones. However, it isn’t easy to evaluate the value of these gemstones…”
“500? Can do.” Hong Dali touched his chin and said, “Then just calculate them according to nine strength attribute points. How much is that?”
“3… 32,000…” The attendant violently wiped away the cold sweat on his forehead and said, “But honorable Sir Aristocrat, we don’t dare to count in this way…”
It would be lucky if they could obtain a hundred or so gemstones that added nine attribute points, most of it would only be adding six or seven stats. But now, he wanted to calculate them all as if they were +9…
Even if their manager had ten times the guts, he also wouldn’t dare to scam an Honorary Aristocrat like this!
“Dali, you want to buy so many attribute gemstones!?” Jiang Qianxue was really surprised this time. “Why do you need so many low-grade gemstones? Isn’t it better to just buy +10 gemstones directly?”
“This is to squander.” Hong Dali looked at Ling Xiaoyi. “Whatever the case, I am not going to bother with this anymore. Sister Xiaoyi, I shall leave the rest to you, hehe.”
Ling Xiaoyi stepped forward, smiled and said, “Okay, Young Master.”
She instantly went to make the payment.
Speaking of which, the shop owner definitely wouldn’t dare to sell these raw stones as if they were +9 gemstones even if someone threatened his life. After a simple discussion, they sold the raw stones according to the price of +8 gemstones, adding up to a total cost of eight million Galaxy Dollars.
Now that he had bought armors, weapons, accessories, and gemstones, Hong Dali was very satisfied. He laughed loudly and said, “Okay, same as before, let’s go buy some shops now!”
“Buy shops?” Jiang Qianxue curiously asked, “Dali, you are planning to do business here?” Saying so, she looked Hong Dali up and down, looked carefully at his new-colored cape, then nodded and said, “Yup, being a Double Honorary Aristocrat, you do indeed need to be involved in the business field too. I shall see what business you are planning to do first.”
Yin Tianzong winked and said, “Qianxue, I promise that you will be shocked, hehehehe…”
“That’s of course.” Jiang Qianxue snapped. “A Double Honorary Aristocrat naturally can’t be simple, do you think that everyone is as useless as you are?”
Yin Tianzong teared again. “Qianxue, why are you always looking down on me…”
“Hehe.” Hong Dali directly instructed Ling Xiaoyi. “Xiaoyi, ask those shop owners to come here, I shall go and choose which shops to buy now.”
“Okay, Young Master.” Ling Xiaoyi smiled and nodded, then went to inform the shop owners.
Very quickly, inside a small conference room.
Interviewers: Hong Dali, Jiang Qianxue, Yin Tianzong.
Assistant: Ling Xiaoyi.
Competitors: Various shop owners on floor 47.
Outside: Various shop owners who were here to enjoy watching such an interesting scene.
Others: The nine lackeys, the various attendants, the Galaxy Aristocrat’s guards. They were all lined up against the wall.
Now that everyone was here and ready, the competition started.
One shop owner took small steps forward and came onto the stage first. He looked down at this luxurious lineup, swallowed a mouthful of saliva, then took out the report he had just made—
“Respectable Aristocrats.” The shop owner looked at the report in his hand, then said in a tragic and miserable tone, “My shops’ name is called Phaeton Jewelry, with a shop space of 245 square meters. Currently, the annual cost is 198,000 Galaxy Dollars. The cost of raw materials is 34,000, the salary for workers per month is 12,000. The profit last year was only a little more than 8,000 Galaxy Dollars… Wuwuwu…”
Hearing his words, Jiang Qianxue secretly frowned and thought to herself, Dali is actually buying these kinds of shops?
Yin Tianzong touched his chin and said, “This one looks not bad. Dali, what do you think?”
“Yin Tianzong!” Jiang Qianxue was so angry that her veins almost popped out. “Do you believe that I am really going to beat you up!”
Yin Tianzong teared and said, “I am really scared—”
Tang Muxin and the rest tried their best to hold in their laughter. This Yin Tianzong was really too tragic…
At this moment, Hong Dali listlessly commented, “Sigh, this owner, the tone of your painful moan isn’t correct. Next one.”
“Pfft!” Jiang Qianxue instantly laughed. This Hong Dali’s reason was really too unpredictable…
Hearing this, the shop owner’s face turned ashen and he dejectedly walked out.
After he went out, the crowd outside instantly asked, “Hey, this shop owner, how was it? What did Sir Aristocrat say?”
“He said… He said…” This shop owner almost cried and said, “He said that the tone of my painful moan isn’t correct…”
Everyone was shocked. “Oh my, you are really pitiful. If he bought your shop, that would mean 250,000 for you. If you have a high stock of goods inside, that would be 300,000. The money you lost these two days would all be earned back!”
“That’s right, I wonder how tragic one has to be in order to succeed.”
“Stop talking, the next person has gone in!”
By this time, the second shop owner had walked in.
“Respectable Sir Aristocrats.” Once he entered the room, the second shop owner instantly wailed. “My shop’s name is called Bright Mirror Jewelry. I have invested a total of 230,000 into it, and up to now have made a loss of 30,000 Galaxy Dollars. Wuwuwu, Sir Aristocrat, I beg you to buy over my shop…”
Jiang Qianxue opened her mouth wide. This one was even worse than the first!
“Ah, this shop owner, your eyes have to look a little more tragic. Yes, that’s right, this is the feel!” Hong Dali slapped the table and said, “Next one!”
What the heck! Failed again!
The second owner went out too…
The crowd outside asked again, “How was it this time?”
Shop owner: “He said that my eyes didn’t look tragic enough…”
Everyone sighed and said, “What a pity, what a pity!”
After that, several more shop owners went in, but Hong Dali listlessly rejected all of them. Jiang Qianxue didn’t know what the situation was after hearing their speech—were they planning to sell their shops or competing to see who was more tragic? Why did all of them make it sound like they were going bankrupt?
Very quickly, another few shop owners left in disappointment. Then, a very sloppily dressed shop owner came in and cried, “Sir Aristocrat, I am already bankrupt… Just offer any price for my shop and I will sell it to you…”
“Bankrupt!” Yet, upon hearing this, Hong Dali was instantly invigorated. “How much did you lose?”
The shop owner cried and said, “I lost all the money I invested… I don’t even have one customer normally…”
“You shall be the one!” Hong Dali laughed loudly and said, “I shall buy your shop and the ones around yours. Ask those shop owners to make preparations to sell their shops. Brouhaha! I shall round it up to 300,000 for each of your shops!”
“Thank you, Sir Aristocrat! Thank you!” Hearing that he had succeeded, the shop owner was full of surprise and ran out madly.
Once he exited the door, the crowd surrounded him and asked, “How is it, how is it?”
“I succeeded! I succeeded!” The shop owner cheered and said, “Seven shops, 300,000 each! Hahahaha! I finally sold my shop, I finally sold it! Hahaha!”
Everyone sighed and said, “Sigh, why isn’t my look as good as his? He earned so much instantly. Pity, what a pity!”
Inside the conference room.
Jiang Qianxue was shocked.
She felt that the things going on today weren’t very right—could it be that she was still asleep and dreaming?
Being an honorable Galaxy Aristocrat, Jiang Qianxue did indeed not lack money. But the problem was that this didn’t mean that she could just throw money away for fun—didn’t Hong Dali heard the shop owner say that he lost whatever he invested into the shop and normally there wasn’t even a single customer!? What was the use of buying such a shop?
“Dali.” Jiang Qianxue carefully looked into Hong Dali’s eyes and wanted to see if there was anything amiss. “Did you misunderstand something? Although it is indeed cheaper to buy a shop that is losing money, directly rounding it up to 300,000… Even being a Double Honorary Aristocrat also has to be tested before you can be promoted. Even if you don’t care about that, this isn’t worth being laughed by others for, right?”
“That doesn’t matter.” Hong Dali grinned and said, “This is all for the sake of squandering! Okay, I am roughly done here, let’s go back now.”
“You are buying all of these really just to squander?” Jiang Qianxue violently rubbed her temple. “You really don’t have any other motive?”
“What motive does there need to be to squander?” Hong Dali drooled as he looked at the System’s interface: “Current Squandering Value: 7,350,000 Galaxy Dollars.” Yup, it looks like those shops are definitely considered to be a squander to buy them. As for the equipment and gemstones and stuff, I still need to wait and make sure which of them are useless in order to calculate how much I really squandered…
“Forget it.” Jiang Qianxue angrily stood up and said, “Elder Mo Tianji has really found a ‘good’ successor!”
She waved her hand and said, “Let’s go!”
Hong Dali sniffled, grinned, and said, “Miss Qianxue, see you in the Tower of Trials later!”
“I can’t be bothered with you.” Jiang Qianxue left these words and left.
“Ah, Qianxue, wait for me!” Yin Tianzong looked at Hong Dali, then looked again at Jiang Qianxue and felt that it was a tough decision to make today—in the end, he still went after Jiang Qianxue. “My Brother Dali isn’t that kind of person—why don’t we go take a walk somewhere?”
Jiang Qianxue: “Go and die!”
Shenluo City, West City, District 68, a villa that belonged to a red-level Honorary Aristocrat.
“Did you hear?” A red-level Honorary Aristocrat sat on the sofa and said in a deep voice, “Feiyun went to seek trouble with that Hong Dali and got killed as a result. There were another three who went with him and died too, and they were all quite strong.”
“Yup, I heard of it.” Another red-level Honorary Aristocrat nodded and said, “This Hong Dali is indeed vicious. Looks like we better not offend him if there isn’t a need to. Oh right, I heard from the people from Star Harbor that this Honorary Aristocrat has become a Double Honorary Aristocrat?”
“He has powerful people backing him up.” The first person let out a long breath and said, “Not anyone can become a Double Honorary Aristocrat. But this is better too, at least this way we won’t think of challenging him during the trial for promotion now.”
“That’s true.” The second person nodded and said, “Okay, there’s no need to think so much about this anymore. The Tower of Trials is about to start, let’s go take a look. According to the latest news, there’s quite a lot of precious stuff inside. If we can obtain some of it, it will be very useful for increasing our power.”
“That’s for sure. Go make preparations first, let’s go in and take a look together later!”