Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 354: A Million Contribution Points (III)
Han Yu replied with a smile, “Devil Dragons are from the same race as the Demon God Emperor, and since long ago, Devil Dragons have always been attaching a lot of importance to their magical crystals. Even when some would be obtained by the Alliance, it would surely instigate a war for the sake of getting their magical crystal back. Thus, gaining magical crystals from Devil Dragons is only associated to missions of the Emperor grade. For every one of them, the reward reaches 300,000 contribution points! This time, we got ten crystals at once, and it’s completely due to our good luck and Captain’s improvisation. After discussing, the higher-ups decided to give us a million contribution points for the five crystals. And we have still five more, so that’s to say, we have virtually two and a half million contribution points in total.”
“Two and a half million, two and a half million; that’s two and a half million points!” Lin Xin laughed happily, and his acclamations resounded once again in the whole vila. Even Cai’er couldn’t help but grab Long Haochen’s hand in joy, in spite of the deep memories they still had from what happened in the Illusory Paradise.
Contribution points weren’t gold coins, but were actually a lot more useful. The fact they had received so many contribution points signified that their strength was bound to increase drastically.
Long Haochen said with a smile, “Sima, you don’t have to be watch the money while upgrading your weapon. From my estimate, after going through this upgrade, your Energetic Ball of Light will certainly surpass ordinary legendary equipment in power. Fortunately, we have the best material to use, so you can get Lin Xin to accompany you to look for that great-master in jewelry later, now that we can afford it. Yuanyuan, go to the Alliance’s Great Auction House to ask about that spatial crystal, and the time when the auction will take place. No matter the cost, we will buy it for you. If I am not mistaken, the things in the auction house of Holy City can be bought directly with contribution points for a price of ten to one. That’s to say, we should be able to get a spatial crystal for a cost in between hundred and two hundred thousand contribution points. If there are more spatial crystals, then buy more of them.”
Lin Xin remarked with a laugh, “Boss, how rich and overbearing from you! Then, how about the rest of the contribution points?”
Long Haochen replied after spending a short time pondering, “Let’s temporarily retain the remaining contribution points. If some good items appear in an auction, we can conveniently buy them this way. Now, your materials for pill take the top priority, so if you need anything, take the initiative to buy it by yourself, but don’t spare any cost on them. It’s after all impossible for us to reach the standard to become a Demon Hunt Squad of the king grade at the moment. After we get promoted to the commander grade, we’ll have a look at the third floor of the Demon Hunt Squads’ Transaction Center and use the contribution points already in our hands to get a piece of legendary equipment for everyone. This way, during our next mission, we’ll have a better chance of success.”
“Long Live Captain!” This shout reverberated three times. Even for Demon Hunt Squads, a team at the commander grade with all members equipped with a piece of legendary equipment was something hard to imagine.
In truth, Long Haochen clearly understood that this time, it was all because of the assistance from the Alliance that they managed to get so many contribution points. Although the ten Devil Dragon Crystals were obtained by them, if not for the fact that so many powerhouses from the Alliance were present, how could he possibly have accomplished this? Thus, handing five of these over was only natural to him.
Although they received 500,000 contribution points less from the Alliance than the usual countervalue for king grade Demon Hunt Squads, this was already an enormous help for them. Those were a million points! Even if this ended up not being enough to get everyone a piece of legendary equipment now, they would surely only be off by a small margin. This million contribution points also enabled them to stay in the villa for about a year and focus on training hard without any need to take on missions.
However, Long Haochen didn’t know that the Alliance handed them so many contribution points for the sake of avoiding them to take on missions to the greatest extent at the present stage. The existence of the Scion of Light and the Saint Daughter of Samsara was in fact a very sensitive subject, especially after the trip to the Southern Mountain’s City, the successive situations of fatal danger caused even Han Qian to fear for their lives. In case Long Haochen or Cai’er were to die before reaching maturity, the Alliance would suffer a fatal blow. Thus, giving them so many contribution points, they would naturally not rush for new missions. And having the contribution points would also increase their strength a step further. These were resources the Alliance was willing to invest for the sake of their cultivation. Other Demon Hunt Squads couldn’t even hope for such a treatment, but in this instance, the other five from the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad received advantages by being close to Long Haochen and Cai’er.
Everyone quickly became busy, and over the following month, their time was shared between going to the Tower of Eternity and cultivating their spiritual energy.
Sima Xian’s Energetic Ball of Light was already sent to be reforged, and Wang Yuanyuan went to get the information on the auction involving the spatial crystal, which was on the verge of starting.
Over this month, Long Haochen and Cai’er mainly adapted to their new spiritual stoves as well as their synchronization, while cultivating their spiritual energy. Long Haochen aside, the others trained their own spiritual energy until it reached 5,000 units through the fourth and the fifth trial. Thus, everyone of the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad reached 5,000 units of internal spiritual energy.
“Captain, the spatial crystal is going to auctioned tomorrow. Should I just follow Yuanyuan, or should everyone go together?” Lin Xin went to Long Haochen and Cai’er’s room to ask.
Long Haochen gave the matter some thought, before replying, “Let’s go together. If we encounter something someone needs, we will immediately bid to get it. It has been a long time since we last went to an auction. This will be a good time to relax after this exhausting month of training.”
The Alliance’s Great Auction House was undoubtedly one of the largest in the whole Alliance. If the Demon Hunt Squad Transaction Center could be said to be the place with biggest amount of treasures in the whole Alliance, the Alliance’s Great Auction House could be said to be the second richest place in treasures, with the bonus that everyone had the right to buy.
Sometimes, some items not present in the Demon Hunt Squad Transaction Center could be found here. But more importantly, in the Alliance’s Great Auction House there was no restriction in grade, meaning anyone had the right to buy treasures of any grade. This couldn’t be done in the Demon Hunt Squads’ Transaction Center, where a Demon Hunt Squad would need to reach the corresponding Demon Hunt Squad grade before being able to buy better items.
After all, in the Demon Hunt Squads’ Transaction Center, all the goods were sold at a very low price.
A simple example would be those excellent Devil Dragon Crystals Long Haochen’s group obtained. In the Demon Hunt Squad’s Transaction Center, completing the mission would be rewarded with 300,000 contribution points, and one could buy them from the Demon Hunt Squad’s Transaction Center for 350,000 contribution points.
However, once arriving at the Alliance’s Great Auction House, the prices could easily start at over five million gold coins for one item, and very possibly end up over ten millions gold coins. Thus, generally speaking, unless an item wasn’t present in the Demon Hunt Squads’ Transaction Center and could only be found in the auction house, Demon Hunters would rarely go there to buy items.
As a frequent visitor of the auction house, Lin Xin prepared their seats. When Long Haochen’s group arrived at the Alliance’s Great Auction House, the sun had already set, but a huge amount of people was present in the auction house.
Lin Xin led everyone in the auction house, while he explained to Long Haochen, “Today is the day of the monthly great auction. Good items are always showcased during this period. I went to see the auction’s brochure, and really saw quite a few things that could be of good use to us. Boss, I have a suggestion.”
“Tell me about it.” Long Haochen replied.
Lin Xin’s response was, “We still have four more Devil Dragon Crystals. If we want to maximize the profits, we shouldn’t use contribution points to buy things from here, since this would actually be rather unprofitable to us. How about taking advantage of the event of today to sell one of these crystals? We didn’t obtain them in the Transaction Center after all, and are thus not violating the rules for the Demon Hunt Squads. With the gold coins from selling the magical crystal, we will easily be able to finance our purchases for today.”
Long Haochen was startled deep inside. He knew that according to the rules given to the Demon Hunt Squads, any equipment or pill obtained in the Demon Hunt Squad’s Transaction Center could only be sold back to the Demon Hunt Mission Tower. Lin Xin’s suggestion was indeed a good one; their Devil Dragon Crystals after all came from the demons, and weren’t something they had purchased. If they really sold it for a high price, they would be able to buy sufficiently good things, and this could perhaps help to buy one piece of legendary equipment for every person in the team after advancing.
Stopping his advance, Long Haochen finally agreed to Lin Xin’s suggestion after asking for the others’ opinions.
Because this was the grand occasion of the month, the auction took place in the largest hall of the Alliance’s Great Auction House. To participate in the auction taking place this day, at least an imposing record of transactions with the Alliance’s Great Auction House was necessary.
However, even so, after Long Haochen’s group entered the auction house, they were greatly surprised. In the rather dark lounge were at least seven or eight hundred people, and this number kept increasing. A lot of people carried a mask prepared specifically for this auction, with the goal of hiding their faces. After all, during the process of the auction, offenses to the law were very likely to happen.
Lin Xin was leading their group, but didn’t have his own box in this place. Long Haochen’s group of six was seated in the third row, and wore their own masks out of cautiousness. Lin Xin took one Devil Dragon Crystal from Long Haochen to enter it as an object for bidding.
Generally speaking, the auction wouldn’t accept items right before the start, but this time, it was about the magical crystal of a Devil Dragon! For this reason, they would rather be the ones requesting to accept the item even if there was no time. And that was to say nothing about the very good relationship already existing between the Alliance’s Great Auction House and Lin Xin.
Cai’er lightly leaned on Long Haochen’s shoulder, slowly closing her eyes.
Long Haochen then asked in low voice, “Is there anything you want?”