Chapter 707: The #109 coin
Gu Qing Shan stood alone in the night sky, silently checking his own status.
The spirit energy tide inside his body had already begun to settle down.
I’ll probably need a few days to fully grasp and control the newly acquired spirit energy.
And during this period, my spirit energy can always return to an agitated state.
So I won’t be able to break through again right away.
—–alright, even with the help of Soul Points, breaking through shouldn’t be done too rapidly, haste makes waste after all.
Gu Qing Shan stopped thinking about becoming stronger for now and instead took out a small black bag.
This was the black-clothed man’s personal item bag that the Demon Scorpion Empress’ husband helped him open.
Unfortunately, their family of three was taken away.
So Gu Qing Shan intended to check and see the items inside first.
He was currently still in a very bad situation, so if there was anything that might possibly help him escape, he would be a fool to not use it.
Rummaging through the bag, he found a coin.
This was a dark blue coin.
Depicted on the ‘head’ side was a giant octopus-like monster, grabbing dozens of large ships all at once within the space vortex——– using its massive, chilling tentacles lined with thorns.
Just by holding this coin, a layer of frost had already covered Gu Qing Shan’s hand.
——-alright then, compared to this monster, the monster on the #7 coin from before really did look like a small and cute animal.
Gu Qing Shan flipped the coin around to check the number on its ‘tail’ side.
Something of this level is still only #109, no wonder everyone was so careful when they were traveling through the space vortex.
After all, there were a total of 1001 numbered coins.
This was quite a bit out of Gu Qing Shan’s expectation.
The hard-earned money that Devil Summoner Wang Cheng saved for half his life only amounted to a full chest of #7 coins.
By selling information about himself to the black market, Gu Qing Shan earned 1000 pieces of #10 coins—- and that was already enough to cause Professionists to want to tail him.
He didn’t think the black-clothed man would be carrying with him a piece of #109 coin.
Searching through the bag again, Gu Qing Shan didn’t find any other coin of the same type.
Which meant the black-clothed man also only owned a single piece of this coin.
As Gu Qing Shan stared at the #109 coin in his hand, several lines of glowing text appeared on the War God UI.
[Using this coin, you can summon a personal mini-fridge]
[How to use: Hold the coin in your hand and silently chant ‘Iced Drink’]
Gu Qing Shan squinted his eyes.
So the coins can be used in other ways, that’s surprising.
Or could it be, the higher-numbered coins have their own unique uses?
Gu Qing Shan shook his head, feeling that his understanding of the Strife Zones was still too shallow and insufficient.
Wang Cheng was pretty much an illiterate who couldn’t even read the free books flying outside the town, his knowledge was too limited, barely even passed the beginner mark on his own Devil Summoner Profession.
Wang Cheng had been using nothing but the #7 coins for his entire life, so never mind the #109 coin that Gu Qing Shan currently had, he probably hadn’t even seen coins numbered above #50.
Gu Qing Shan did obtain his memories, but a lot of the time, the memories only made Gu Qing Shan feel like he was an incredible idiot.
Just like right now.
——-should I try Soul Reading on some more cultured people to at least be a bit more knowledgeable?”
Gu Qing Shan was now seriously considering the possibility of this.
While thinking about that, he chanted in his mind: “Iced Drink”
The giant octopus on the dark blue coin suddenly spat out a large wooden trunk about as tall as a grown man.
Gu Qing Shan hurriedly caught the trunk and carefully placed it on the ground.
When he opened it, he found that it had been carefully divided into several layers, each full of colorful bottles of alcohol of various kinds.
Gu Qing Shan’s mood got a lot better.
After some hesitation, he picked out and opened a few of them for a taste test.
Gu Qing Shan quickly noticed that the 1st layer was about 10-16 degrees C, consisting of mostly mild fruity liquor.
The 2nd layer was about 7-9 degrees C, containing mostly beverages.
While the 3rd layer was where the essence truly laid, full of chilled strong spirits and vodka.
Damn, the guy really knows his drinks.
Unfortunately, he was an enemy, otherwise, we might have gotten along.
Gu Qing Shan happily put the wooden fridge back into the coin and carefully tucked it away on himself.
Only after that was done did he look back into the bag again.
Besides the #109 coin just now, there was also a small mountain of coins inside the bag, all of them were #10 coins.
A small fortune.
Gu Qing Shan decided that if the Demon Scorpion Empress appeared again, he would evenly split this mountain of coins with her.
When it comes to splitting money, I’ll definitely be fair.
Naturally, I wouldn’t mind taking the slightly shorter end of the stick and let them take their fill first and gave me the rest.
Erm… the fridge, that’s probably nothing I need to show her.
There wasn’t anything else besides the coins inside the bag.
Not even the black-clothed man’s card binder was in there.
So Gu Qing Shan felt a bit regretful.
He prepared himself properly again before heading back to the black market.
At this point, the commotion in the sky was calming down.
The broken ships would naturally be taken care of by the black market’s personnel.
Since those riding on ships were most likely Professionists with a certain level of strength, it was unlikely for them to die in an accident.
If not to save their stamina and avoid void monsters, most of these people wouldn’t even bother to use ships to travel the space vortex in the first place.
Even when the terrifying barrier of flesh covered the sky.
Even when ships were falling and crashing everywhere.
Even when various fights and chaos broke out everywhere.
The people who rode on the fallen ships didn’t care, they were all heading towards the floating port to demand a refund.
A few individuals with particularly powerful auras even ordered their subordinates to go express their concerns.
Gu Qing Shan sighed emotionally.
The entire world had already been eaten by the Desolate World Eater Demon Bug
But these people were ignoring all of that to demand a refund from the black market.
Are a few coins really more important than your own life?
Gu Qing Shan shook his head.
But when talking about money…
It is true that traveling the void has always been the more costly activity in the Strife Zones.
And the ticket for the magic-type ship I rode earlier cost me 27 pieces.
27 whole pieces!
Of #10 coins!
That amount would cover at least a couple dozen days’ worth of living expenses in the black market.
Thinking that, Gu Qing Shan couldn’t help but want to go towards the floating port as well.
On his way here, he had already turned back into Wang Cheng.
On another side.
Two groups of escorts belonging to the Holy Church of Death and Holy Church of Fate had arrived at the center of the Strife Zones.
They came to bring Su Ke Er and Anna back.
They two girls were saying their goodbyes.
“So you’re saying you’re Su Xue Er’s younger sister?” Anna asked.
Su Ke Er stared closely at her and answered: “Yes, my sister said you’re not a decent person and have been looking to kill you for a while now, but since you saved her life, she couldn’t find it in herself to do so”
“So she sent you to kill me instead?” Anna smiled.
“I originally would have” Su Ke Er showed a complicated expression: “But in that situation earlier, even though the rest of them only wanted to run away when I called for help, you didn’t even hesitate and instead came to save me”
Su Ke Er continued: “Regardless of what my sister thinks about you, Su Ke Er isn’t someone to return a favor with a grudge”
Anna was curious: “If your big sister wants to find beef with me, why didn’t she come herself?”
“She’s currently taking a sort of card user test, she hasn’t come out for a while now” Su Ke Er replied.
After a bit of thinking, Su Ke Er continued: “Big sis Anna, do you know where Gu Qing Shan is?”
“Huh? Why are you looking for him?” Anna asked cautiously.
She looked closely at Su Ke Er.
Su Ke Er’s face looks very different from her big sister.
But their figures…
Anna couldn’t help but recall when she saved Su Xue Er before.
Su Ke Er answered: “I’m curious, what kind of person could cause two excellent women like yourselves to hate each other so much, so I want to check him out”
Just when Anna was about to say something, a person from the Holy Church of Death arrived and presented her a black note.
This was the Holy Church of Death’s way of conveying secret intel, normally only affiliated personnel or very high-ranking members of the church would get to see it.
Anna read what was inside.
Some recent important matters of the Church were simply conveyed in the note.
Her gaze wavered slightly before casually putting the black book back to him.
“Got it, these are minor things, no need to bother me” Anna said.
The other side apologized and returned.
Anna turned back and told Su Ke Er: “I don’t hate your sister”
“You don’t hate her? But isn’t she your love rival?” Su Ke Er curiously asked.
Anna gently answered: “Everyone’s romantic interest is their own, and she hasn’t done anything to ruin my happiness yet. Furthermore, your sister is a very pure person, her only flaw is that she pays too much attention to minor details, otherwise, she’s a decent girl”
Su Ke Er looked at Anna in shock and muttered: “You think of her that highly?”
Anna kept talking: “Alright, now about your question, Gu Qing Shan should currently be in a certain cultivation world, but I don’t know that place’s coordinates. Zhang Ying Hao and Ye Fei Li know about it quite clearly, so you can return to your sister’s original world to look for the two of them”
“But don’t forget, once you leave to find Gu Qing Shan, you would probably not be able to return to the Strife Zones for the time being”
Saying so, she turned and left.
Su Ke Er was stunned, watching as Anna gracefully left.
Even after the Holy Church of Death’s ship had left, she was still standing there.
“I don’t care if I become a God, I just want to find him”
Su Ke Er muttered to herself.
“But then, you said you… don’t hate Su Xue Er”
“How is that possible”
She silently thought for a few moments, thinking that something wasn’t quite right.
After a while, she suddenly asked: “What was that book that Anna read earlier?”
Her escorts from the Holy Church of Fate exchanged glances.
A particularly aged escort answered her: “That book seemed to be the Holy Church of Death’s internal affairs notifying book that they always used”
“Do we have access to the intel inside?”
“We also have our own intelligence department to collect intel on what happens with the other Holy Churches, so as long as it isn’t too secretive, we should know about it”
“Very well, I’d like to take a look”
“Yes miss, please wait for a second”
A few moments later.
A white notebook was presented to her.
Su Ke Er quickly read through it.
She scowled and muttered in a low voice: “He’s clearly being wanted by your people, and you still wanted to trick me into leaving the Strife Zones…”
Unconsciously, a thick grey fog emerged out from her body.
The intense power of Fate coming from her body caused the ship of the Holy Church of Fate to lightly tremble as well.
“What’s going on?”
A divine officer noticed that something was wrong and came out of the ship.
He looked at the girl with the chilling expression and couldn’t help but ask: “Did the people of the Holy Church of Death disrespect you in any way, miss Su Xue Er?”