Chapter 650 - Selling a Mecha
If I could fix it, it would fetch me three hundred thousand contribution points! Tang Wulin could feel his feet itching to carry him and his black mecha out of here. He really didn’t want to sell it. But he felt he had no choice, not if he wanted to beat Long Yue.
“It’s a close-combat mecha, but I don’t see its weapons. If you can find them, we’ll give you twenty thousand more,” said the old man.
“As much as I’d like to take you up on the offer, I’m afraid I have other uses for its weapons.”
It had only taken a few minutes for the transaction to go through. Tang Wulin had never had so many contribution points before. He was so excited, but his excitement was short-lived. After he bought that cheapest Gray Jade Root and then spent another fifty thousand points on the third spirit item, he only had less than twenty thousand left.
Now the only thing he needed was a bottle of blood from a ten-thousand-year-old dragon-type soul beast. He prayed the points he had left would be enough to cover it.
When the results popped up on the screen, Tang Wulin’s face fell. The cheapest bottle of blood was from an eleven-thousand-six-hundred-year-old Five Element Dragon and priced at 48,000 contribution points. He was almost 30,000 points short. He had a few pieces of spirit alloy in his storage ring; he could sell them, but they were of relatively poor quality – he had given all the good ones to his friends – and the points they could fetch wouldn’t be nearly enough.
Thankfully, he still had time. He decided to do some forging jobs to make some contribution points first. Spirit refined metal was pretty expensive here, especially spirit alloy.
Tang Wulin put the three spirit items he had just bought into his storage ring, took several forging missions, and went out to hail a taxi.
On his way back, he was still dwelling on all the money he had lost. Nothing was more painful to a money grubber than losing money. My poor black mecha… I shouldn’t have sold you at such a low price. Your materials and circuit cores alone are worth more than 110,000 points.
There was one consolation though: he hadn’t known about the self-destruct trap in it, so he was thankful that he hadn’t triggered it by accident. That was the only thing that had managed to make his pain of losing so much money a little bearable.
“No,” a familiar voice said in his head.
“Old Tang?” Tang Wulin closed his eyes and saw Old Tang in his spiritual world, who had donned an unprecedentedly solemn look.
“Wulin, I know you can’t wait to break the next seal,” Old Tang said solemnly, “but don’t do it. Not now. The energy of the Golden Dragon King is dangerous; you know it. I see you broke the fifth seal. I would have advised you against breaking it if I hadn’t been resting. You could have been killed. Take it slow; one step at a time. Don’t risk your life.”
Tang Wulin fell silent for a moment. “My body has become much stronger after training with Master Mu Ye,” he said, trying to sound confident. “I broke the fifth seal without breaking a sweat. Besides, I need the power to defeat a certain somebody.”
“Maybe your body is already strong enough to break another seal or two, but you still need to take it slow. Let me explain why. Each seal seals more energy of the Golden Dragon King than the seal before it; the more the energy, the stronger the impact on your body, and the more dangerous it is. Perhaps you already know that, but what you don’t know is that the energy sealed in the first nine seals is nothing compared to that sealed in the second nine seals. In other words, the Golden Dragon King’s true power is sealed in the second nine seals, so if you want to start breaking the second nine seals, you’ll have to become a Titled Douluo first. It’s much safer this way. If you break your sixth seal now, however, at this rate, you’ll be forced to break the tenth seal around the age of 25. Do you think you will have become a Titled Douluo by then?”
Tang Wulin shook his head. Even such a prodigy as Long Yue may not be able to become a nine-ringed soul master at 25, much less me. I could use spirit items to help me, but my foundation would be unstable that way.
“So I suggest you draw out the time needed to break all the first nine seals as long as possible. Let them break by themselves if you can. Don’t break the sixth seal until two or three years later. I don’t care who you want to defeat; I won’t let you risk your life to salvage your pride.”
Tang Wulin lowered his head, ashamed.
“Judging from your current cultivation speed, you may be able to become a Titled Douluo at the age of 30. Try not to break all the first nine seals until then.” And with that, Old Tang disappeared.
Tang Wulin opened his eyes and gave a wry smile. Why didn’t you tell me such important information sooner, Old Tang? My black mecha! He could feel his heart aching again.
After he got back to the hotel, he still hadn’t got over his regret. Let it go, Wulin, he was telling himself. Focus on your missions and training!
The final stage of the Continental Young Elites Tournament was a real crowd-pleaser. Many people couldn’t get their hands on a ticket, even though they were willing to pay the scalpers four times the regular price. After all, it was a major event held once every three years in the Star Luo Empire.
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