Chapter 708 – Black Iron Stone and Golden Steel Gravels
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Ming Zhu listened attentively to Xiao Yao’s latest reports and accounting, Xiao Yao was extremely orderly and neat,her numbers were accurate, causing Ming Zhu to nod with praise: “With Xiao Yao around, you have saved me somuch time…..”
Xiao Yao giggled, she had long treated such praise as ordinary.
“Are there any other urgent matters?” Ming Zhu looked at the time, she was about to speak to another prospectivebusiness, Galloping Horse City’s Lu Family had sent people with an interest. Seeing the scale of their commerce,Ming Zhu felt the possibility of a large business transaction.
Xiao Yao looked at Ming Zhu and spoke quickly: “Ever Since Xiao Tang started guarding the warehouse, there hasnot been a loss in Golden Steel Threads.”
Ming Zhu was startled, she was somewhat surprised, and muttered to herself.
~Many thefts of the Golden Steel Threads in the warehouse had continued to occur despite all the prohibitions,although these thieves dared not be overzealous about it, but there would always be traces of the Golden SteelThreads disappearing on a daily basis, and even becoming a standard.~ Ming Zhu suspected that the people stealingthe Golden Steel Threads had already found other players to be involved in it. If it wasn’t for the Qin Family doinglarge purchases in the market for the Golden Steel Threads, the Xue Family would had suffered heavy damages.
~For there to be no loss at this time…..~
~Seems like that lazy guy has some strength to him~, Ming Zhu finally understood, why the various families viewedthe batch of people who arrived from the Tide as treasures. Towards the families that were long stabilized, all thisnew fresh blood would increase their strength greatly.
But, it would not be easy swallowing this specific meat, Ming Zhu had heard countless of rumors passing around inthe past few days, the people were all untameable and wanton, they were extremely ferocious and completelydisregarded everything. If not, why would the families be willing to throw them into the torture prisons to grindtheir personalities away.
Ming Zhu started to admire the old lady, 200 thousand dollars might seem a lot, but if the warehouse was constantlystolen from, the loss would not stop at the 200 thousand dollars.
“We will observe it for a little longer.” Ming Zhu said: “Right, we are already running out of the Black Iron Stones forthe silkworms. Send a batch to the warehouse and get him to shatter them.”
Hearing that, Xiao Yao immediately understood Ming Zhu’s intent, she laughed: “I will send in a bit more, that guy istoo lazy, we truly need to treat that.”
Ming Zhu was a hardworking person who despised lazy people.
“Wait a minute! Do not let him do it for nothing, give him a Golden Steel Gravel as well.” Ming Zhu suddenly said.
Xiao Yao was surprised, but she understood: “Yes!”
MIng Zhu was willing to part with some of her savings. The Golden Steel Gravel was the waste of the Golden SteelSilkworms. The Golden Steel Silkworms ate Black Iron Stones as food to produce Golden Steel Threads, and theirexcretion were Golden Steel Gravel. The Golden Steel Silkworms’ intake of food were astonishing, but excretedvery rarely.
The Golden Steel Gravel were good materials, they were extremely sturdy and could be used to make weapons. Itwas just that the Golden Steel Gravel could not be tempered with fire, and needed a unique tempering technique. Asthere were limitations to this unique tempering technique, it drove the price of the Golden Steel Gravel down.
~Coincidentally, Our Xue Family knows of this unique technique. The Golden Steel Gravel can make powerfulweapons, which Tang Tian will know upon receiving it. What could be more desirable to a martial artist than aUnique Mythical Weapon? But a batch of Golden Steel Gravel is insufficient to create a weapon, so he will have tofirst collect enough of the Golden Steel Gravel, and after that he would need to obtain the technique to temper thegravel, calculating all of these, it cannot be obtained in just a day.~
~Using gains as a lure, Young miss is truly brilliant!~
Xiao Yao was completely convinced.
Seeing Xiao Yao excuse herself, Ming Zhu suddenly realised that there would be trouble. If Tang TIan truly had the ability to stop the thefts, that meant that he was strong, and to the Xue Family, it was a good and bad thing.
With an expert keeping watch and eradicating all the thieves in the night, it naturally was a good thing. But, how will Xue Family rope in this expert? If they cannot rope him in, a weak master and a strong servant would not necessarily be a good thing.
The Golden Steel Gravel was her decision to test the waters, and see if Tang Tian would take the bait.
~If it was not successful, must I really do this by marriage?~
Upon thinking about his loud snores, an angry fire surged in Ming Zhu’s heart.
~Forget it, I’ll ignore him for the time being.~
~The business with the Lu Family was extremely important. The strength of the Lu Family was not inferior to theQin Family, and even if it was a meeting to make friends, it would provide the Xue Family with a lot of benefits.
In the warehouse.
“There were a few people who wanted to sneak in at night, I just released a bit of my sword concept and they left.”Han Bing Ning said, she was a quiet person, but to have to stay in the pitch black warehouse for a few days, even shefelt annoyed.
At night, she noticed a few people wanting to sneak in, she did not wish to reveal herself, thus exposed a bit of swordconcept, striking fear into the thieves who escaped right away.
“There are truly many people in the same line as Xiao Ping Zi*.” Tang Tian muttered, he then changed the topic: “Ihave grasped some things in the past few days, I think, with just a few more days, I can go and find that tanned guyand have a fight.”
(TN: A sort of a nickname, if your name is like jonathan, it’s like jon–y)
“En.” Han Bing Ning replied, and did not speak further.
She sat down cross legged on the floor, and a silent tremble dispersed from her body, it was the trembling of thepower of the physique, and all around her, one after another of light threads started to appear.
Tang Tian immediately kept quiet, his eyes were wide open, he was afraid that he might disturb Han Bing Ning.
To the martial artists of the Sin Domain, Law Exposure was the first step. The laws in the Sin Domain were like rocksexposed naked on a dry riverbed, and anyone could see them. By using the power of the body, they could allow thelaw to take form. Currently, the laws were like chaotic light threads, also termed as Law Threads, they came in allsorts of colors, and had extremely strange characteristics.
After Law Exposure, one had to choose the law to train in.
This step did not seem to look difficult, but in fact it was not easy. Any ordinary martial artists had sufficient powerof the physique to produce Law Exposures, but the number of law threads appearing was related to the strength ofthe power of the physique. With sufficient power of the physique, the ones to appear would be the most commonlaw threads.
But to Han Bing Ning who trained in the Zero Energy Body, the power of the physique in her was extremelyvigorous. Adding that Zero Energy Bodies were naturally compatible with laws, she was able to produce a greatquantity of law threads.
All these law threads swam around her, as though there were many colorful fishes congregating and dispersing.
Han Bing Ning was extremely focused, there were many law threads, that meant that her choice of selection wasbigger, but at the same time, to be able to choose a law thread compatible to her out of the many law threads wasmuch more difficult.
Her gaze was as sharp as a sword, she focused on the chaotic light threads, her mind sweeping across the largeschool of fishes.
Countless auras surfaced in her mind, some were faintly discernible and serene, some were tyrannical and in flames,some were ice cold and filled with yin, some were simple and vast, not one was the same. It was her first time comingface to face with laws. In Heaven’s Road, laws were hidden amongst energy, and after obtaining the Zero EnergyBody, it was like seeking fire in water, every step was extremely arduous.
But one should not sweat for nothing.
It was only this day that she suddenly realised, unknowingly, she had become so much stronger than what she had expected. Her quiet disposition, her gaze that was as sharp as a sword, gradually retracted, her state of mind which became a mirror lens, reflected the sky full of stars, reflecting the large school of colorful fishes.
An indescribable weak aura, like a fish hiding in the deep sea, accidentally revealed itself, and glimpsed at hergracefully.
Han Bing Ning suddenly opened her eyes, without any delay or hesitation, she locked onto that almost invisibleaura, her fingers forming sword seals, a dim blue light beam shot out from her finger.
The surrounding colorful fishes disappeared with a speed visible to the naked eye, as though they were devoured byan invisible entity, and the space around Han Bing Ning became dark again.
Han Bing Ning closed her eyes, and went back into concentration.
Tang Tian did not dare disturb her, but suddenly he heard footsteps approaching. He immediately dodged out fromthe place where Han Bing Ning was hiding, whoosh, he appeared at the door of the warehouse and opened it.
Xiao Yao was just about to open the door when it automatically opened by itself, scaring her. Seeing that it was TangTian, she heaved a sigh of relief, and immediately patted her chest: “Xiao Tang, you scared me.”
Tang Tian noticed that there were many carts behind Xiao Yao.
“Miss Xiao Yao, why are you delivering things to the warehouse in the middle of the night?”
Tang Tian was surprised, after staying in the warehouse for a few days, he had grasped the rules of the place.Various goods were transferred into the warehouse in the day, and never at night.
“I have specially come for Xiao Tang this time.” Xiao Yao smiled: “During this period of time, there isn’t enoughmanpower in the residence, so there isn’t sufficient food for the silkworms, and I came here hoping to seek helpfrom Xiao Tang.”
“You want my help? Tell me, Xiao Yao.” Tang Tian did not decline and readily accepted. Although he was slightlyfoolish, but he was not stupid, he knew that everyone else in the residence looked at him with disdain, but only XiaoYao and a few others in minority treated him better.
“Then I will have to thank Xiao Tang!” Xiao Yao laughed and said: “Golden Steel Silkworms eat Black Iron Stones asfood, but we cannot feed it to them directly, and need to shatter them first, each the size of a sesame seed. It cannotbe too big or too small.”
“The size of a sesame seed….” Tang Tian was startled, he muttered in his heart, ~These silkworms are sure hard toplease, to be so fussy with even the size…~
Xiao Yao retrieved out a bag and gave it to Tang Tian. Tang Tian accepted it, he was surprised, the small bag wasactually extremely heavy. Opening it, he noticed that inside it were truly small pieces that were all the size ofsesame seeds. He used his hand to pick one up and scrutinized it, the black stones were smashed extremelyuniformly, resulting in the same size. He casually pinched it, but the Black Iron Stone did not budge, causing him tobe surprised.
~Such a strong material!~
“Black Iron Stones are very strong, and is time and effort consuming, the residence is filled with ladies with insufficient strength, so we usually hand it over to outsiders to crush them. But who knew there would be an accident and they are unable to do it, under this helplessness, I can only come and seek help from Xiao Tang.” Xiao Yao said courteously, and retrieved out another bag that was woven with gold: “Young Miss said, this will require a lot of time and will be exhausting, so this Golden Steel Gravel will be for Xiao Tang as a reward.”
“Golden Steel Gravel?” Tang Tian accepted the bag.
It was different from the previous bag, the Golden Steel Gravel was extremely light, if not for him being able tophysically touch it, Tang Tian would have suspected that the bag was empty.
It was his first time hearing the term Golden Steel Gravels, seeing Xiao Yao’s serious look, he guessed that it was notcheap.
It made him curious, and he immediately opened the bag woven with gold.