Chapter 286.1 - Lighting Up the Second Face
With a smile, Wang Zhong said, "It's not necessary to use the word 'living', as the term living runic patterns is simply a term that we've used to allow us to conduct a discussion review. If we are to define the meaning of life in such a definite manner, we'll lose the original intention of why we are researching these runes in the first place. That would also alter the path of our research into an irreversible path, a biased path."
Moore started to wrinkle his forehead as he listened to Wang Zhong's explanation. In terms of perception, moore was indeed weaker than Old Potter and Wang Zhong as his strong points lay in research and calculations. One's composition of runic array diagrams was the most important requirement in the creation of runic weapons. The research on living runes was already slightly too difficult for Moore to handle since it was too subversive to all common knowledge. For this reason, Moore felt that his brains were not capable of allowing him to progress to a higher realm of comprehension. "Not living runes? What does that mean?"
On the contrary, Old Potter gave a fierce pat on his head and laughed loudly. "You truly have an astonishing perception, brat! That's right, we've recently encountered a bottleneck in the question on living runes. Indeed, we have been somewhat biased in our definite science ever since the beginning of our research. The term 'living runes' is just a phrase we use to define those runic patterns, yet the key is that runes aren't life! The runes on the stone slab appeared to be in disorder, yet they also have a type of rhythm to them. This, this is…"
He squeezed his brain juices as much as he could in an attempt to think of a more suitable term. Yet, Wang Zhong took the lead and asked, "What about principle runes or order runes?"
"That's tight! Principle! Order! These are the keys to our research!"
These two old men were not planning to sleep, however, Wang Zhong did not consider accompanying them in their unlimited brainstorming. When it truly came down to background and knowledge, the two old experts had far surpassed him by gargantuan lengths. Going back to sleep was more worth it for him.
Ma Dong ran back in the middle of the night, instantly waking up student Wang, who was deep in his sweet dreams., with a big bear hug. At this moment, the former's face was slightly flushed from the excitement brimming with in that still had not faded after an entire day.
In the past, when Wang Zhong had told him about the Fate Master and handed him the stone slab, it had not garnered much feeling in Ma Dong. After all, the character of student Wang Zhong was the opposite of great president Ma. While Ma Dong was able to blow an extremely ordinary matter into something astonishing and soul stirring, Wang Zhong had the ability to turn an extremely astonishing and soul stirring matter into in something casual and unassuming. Emily had always wondered how two people of completely different characters and personalities were able to live together and have such a good friendship. Just like how opposite poles of a magnet attracted each other, two extremes could result in the most perfect of friendships. Naturally though, it was easy for a lot of people to overlook the most important step of this connection between positive and negative, which was that both sides needed to be magnets for this work.
Ma Dong spent his entire night in a panicky and fluttery state, itching to rush off and fine Wang Zhong after dealing with the distinguished guests. He was simply unable to find a way till daybreak. With such stimulation from the matters that had happened during the day, how would he be able to sleep just like that?
"Just relax. There'll be no problems. You can use the name of the Fate Master in any way you want. Being a master or a disciple, all of them are okay…" Wang Zhong smiled cheekily.
Waving his hands, Ma Dong replied hastily, "Your current position is a mystery and leaving it as that would be the best thing to do. As for the detailed intricacies, the less people know, the better. This also includes me, since if I know too much it might result in others being able to spot mistakes easily."
Ma Dong knew that he was now in contact with formidable people. Knowing more would increase the chances of him making a mistake. As of now, Wang Zhong's safety was the number one priority, as it also resulted in Ma Dong's safety.
"Now, the most important thing would be to deal with the Stuart Family. Do you really not want to see the attached clauses just for safety reasons? Also, that holographic image of the Golden Stone Slab, aren't you afraid they'll make a fake one to try and deceive you?"
"That's why the first condition of this deal would be for me to check the authenticity of the holographic image of the stone slab," replied Wang Zhong. "As for the other clauses, do as you wish."
Ma Dong was speechless from Wang Zhong's reply. This was a super big bill close to 10 billion credits! There was truly no one out there who would be as casual as Wang Zhong even when faced with such a large amount of money. "You're the best! Oh, that's right. Although the final transaction won't be completed in the auction, the auction will take 1% of the final bid as commission according to the rules. What will you do about the rest of the money?"
"That's your area of specialization. Do as you see fit. We'll split it equally between the two of us," replied Wang Zhong with a smile. After knowing the mysteries of the dimension worlds, his attraction to things like money had decreased greatly.
A vacant expression appeared on Ma Dong's face when he heard Wang Zhong's reply. Although he and Wang Zhong were best buddies who had gone through thick and thin, they were talking about a fortune worth more than 10 billion credits! It even included a piece of territory that could not be purchased by money!
Furthermore, there was an extremely high possibility of a spatial fissure to appear in the vicinity of that land according to the news that his family had gathered. If that happened, the value of it would multiply several-fold! Nevertheless, Wang Zhong had handed it over to Ma Dong to manage in a single sentence, with the latter also receiving half the monetary amount just like that. This was just…
"There's no problem in helping you manage the land, however, about the matter of splitting the money evenly, don't mention it again if you truly treat me as your brother. Are you trying to insult me like that?" Only after quite a while did Ma Dong regain his senses, rejecting Wang Zhong straight out. "What's more, I have yet to achieve independence in my family. If you were to give me half of it, the money would not end up in my pockets. Although I don't have any hatred or resentment towards my family, how can I help my family defraud my brother, right? This time, I've really learnt a lesson."
"Alright. How about this? I have an opportunity. The family has an estimated cost for this entire project, which is roughly 20 billion. I'll represent you as an investor for this project, and should be able to obtain about 60% of the stocks for this. By being your representative, it'll be more than enough for me to secure a position within my family!" Ma Dong exclaimed in excitement. This was what he really wanted. Even if he wanted to invest in the project, he refused to use Wang Zhong's money. This entire experience had taught him not to become a plaything for his family, and to achieve this, he had to possess his own power.
After saying this, Ma Dong utilized his silver tongue to convince Wang Zhong about his plan, and his satisfaction of doing such a job. If he was faced with choosing between his family and Wang Zhong, Ma Dong would pick Wang Zhong without the slightest bit of hesitation. While the family had treated him like a tool, he and Wang Zhong were brothers that were about to achieve great things together. At the same time, Ma Dong had given Wang Zhong a detailed introduction of the radiative effects that a spatial pathway would bring, as well as its uses and benefits, which ended up in lulling Wang Zhong to sleep…
Emily stood in the corridor, staring straight ahead. The road before her appeared slightly dark and long, something she did not like. This was the environment that she had grown up in. She had not moved a single inch for three hours, standing still. The only thing visible to her was a glass cabinet, containing historical photos and names of the previous generation members of the Assassin Family. A single look would show the numerous quantity of names, something that would creep people out if they were to see it.
How many people needed to sacrifice their lives just for a single name?