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Swallowed Star Volume 1 Chapter 36
Purchasing The Instruction Manuals
In the bar on the first floor of the Limit Hall were around ten fighters chatting with each other. And the people around one of the tables were precisely the members of the fire hammer squad. Soon enough, Luo Feng started walking towards them.
“Hey, Luo Feng”
“Crazy, you’re here?”
All the people in the bar gave their greetings. After Luo Feng smiled as he replied to them, he sat at the fire hammer squad’s table. The men at the table were indeed Gao Feng, Wei Tie, Wei Qing, Chen Gu, Luo Feng, and the handicapped Zhang Ke. The six of them sat down together as they drank and chatted, all the way until around 9 PM. They then accompanied Zhang Ke as he left.
Only Luo Feng and the other four remained at the table.
“Luo Feng, what do you think we should do with the materials we received this time?” smiled Gao Feng as he asked.
“I think we should just sell it all for money” Wei Tie couldn’t help but to yell.
Luo Feng shook his head: “Captain, for my portion of the materials, I’m preparing to sell them to the Dojo of Limits to receive some contribution points! Right now, I only have a sad few hundred points; I don’t even have a one star contribution rank”. These few hundred points were received when he sold a small portion of the materials he got from crazily hunting around 10,000 soldier level monsters back then.
“Indeed, Luo Feng still doesn’t even have a one star contribution rank yet” nodded Gao Feng.
The others couldn’t help but to laugh as they nodded.
“Yea, he should get some more contribution points. There are quite a few benefits brought about by having a high amount of contribution points” laughed Chen Gu as he said, “For example, you have to buy your own instruction manuals. Only by having enough contribution points can you purchase the instruction manuals at a good price! And only with the saint rank can you enter the special training rooms of the Dojo of Limits”
Luo Feng nodded. Even some large powers can’t afford to buy those highly expensive and technologically advanced training rooms.
Only gigantic powers like the Dojo of Limits and the Thunder Dojo can afford to build such special training rooms in each headquarter city. However, your contribution rank has to reach a certain level before you can access them, and you only receive a set amount of time to train in them every year.
“We’ll do it like this”
Gao Feng took out a piece of paper, which had all of the materials the fire hammer squad hunted printed on it, “This list contains what we earned this time. Each material has its own market price, so the price of all of these materials added together comes to around 2.2 billion” Gao Feng toned his voice down a bit.
It’s a bit late now, so there aren’t many people remaining in the bar. Well, it isn’t a big deal even if someone else overhears.
“For this time’s hunt, Luo Feng and I were the main force while Chen Gu, Wei Tie, and Wei Qing were support. So Chen Gu, Wei Tie, and Wei Qing each get 10%, which is 220 million each. Luo Feng and I each get 35%, which is 770 million each!” Gao Feng looked at everyone, “Nobody has any objections right”
The members of the fire hammer squad all laughed.
They usually earn 100 million over the course of a year or two. How long has this been? Chen Gu and the others have already earned 220 million! Of course, that’s connected to the fact that they used genetic medicine to increase their skill. If their skill didn’t increase, then they wouldn’t have been able to assist Luo Feng and Gao Feng at all in #003 city.
“Luo Feng, pick some materials that are worth around 770 million. You decide how you want to deal with them” Gao Feng passed the paper over and immediately yelled towards the bar, “Bring a pen over here”
Luo Feng looked at the paper in front of him and carefully inspected the list.
After the pen came, Luo Feng swiftly checked the materials he wanted. Because fighters frequently communicate with each other over the internet and the purchasers of the materials are always competing with each other, the prices have long been clear. Usually, there isn’t much of a difference.
“Luo Feng, you’re selling the materials to the Dojo of Limits for contribution points to buy an instruction manual?” asked Gao Feng.
“I’m preparing to purchase the first four stages of the 《Nine Stage Thunder Blade》” said Luo Feng helplessly, “I just want to buy the fourth stage but, unfortunately, they don’t sell them one by one!”. When you purchase an instruction manual, you have to buy it starting from the first level. Actually, Luo Feng wanted to purchase the fifth stage of the 《Nine Stage Thunder Blade》 too.
However, you would need 2 billion, half price of 1 billion, to purchase the first five stages! And the half price requirement is a three star contribution rank, which is equivalent to a million contribution points! If you convert money into contribution points, then each contribution point is equivalent to 100,000 Chinese dollars. This means that you need 10 billion! Even if it’s cheaper to sell materials to the Dojo of Limits in return for contribution points, Luo Feng doesn’t have that much.
So, for now, he can only purchase the first four stages.
The first four stages of the 《Nine Stage Thunder Blade》 costs 500 million, half price 250 million. The half price requirement is a ‘two star contribution rank’, which is just 100,000 contribution points.
“Buying instruction scrolls are indeed a gigantic money sink” Wei Qing couldn’t help but to nod his head on the side, “The HR alliance sells instruction manuals at a much cheaper price compared to the Dojo of Limits’ full price. However, it’s also much more expensive than the Dojo of Limits’ half price”.