This feeling of sitting on the ground and earning money was simply too intoxicating. Recently, Yang Kai had treated the Great General as the God of Fortune, while Old Fang had treated Yang Kai as the God of Fortune. Every day, Old Fang would smile happily, taking out all the food and wine in his Space Ring and sharing them with Yang Kai.
In the blink of an eye, another month passed.
On the day of rest, the three of them headed straight to the market.
When they arrived at the previous stall, they saw two women waiting there. They were Yu Xueping and Xiao Mo. Seeing Yang Kai arrive, Yu Xueping’s eyes lit up.
Yang Kai waved at her but didn’t step forward, instead turning around and leaving Old Fang and Die You behind.
Yu Xueping and Xiao Mo looked at each other and quickly followed.
After walking to a remote place, Yang Kai stopped and smiled at the two.
“Senior Brother!” Yu Xueping called out.
Yang Kai nodded and swept his Divine Sense around to make sure no one was paying attention to this place before lowering his voice and asking, “Junior Sister, how was your harvest?”
“Senior Brother can take a look for himself.” Saying so, Yu Xueping handed over three wooden boxes.
Yang Kai took it and scanned it with his Divine Sense before coming up with a precise number, “A total of 1,138 Jade Water Silkworms, worth 285 Open Heaven Pills. Including the previous deposit of 30 pills, this is 250 pills. Junior Sister, count them yourself.”
“There’s no need to count, I trust Senior Brother.” Yu Xueping suppressed the excitement in her heart as she accepted the pill from Yang Kai and exchanged a glance with Xiao Mo.
To be honest, it wasn’t until this moment that she finally let go of the stone in her heart. Although Yang Kai had previously paid a deposit, she still had a mortgage with him. In order to acquire these Jade Water Silkworms, she had paid a lot of spirit pills. If Yang Kai didn’t come today, she would definitely suffer a great loss.
Now that she had obtained the Spirit Pills, there was naturally nothing to worry about. Including the previous payment, she had made a solid profit.
Yang Kai then returned the sword he had pawned to Yu Xueping, who asked, “Does Senior Brother still want to collect these Jade Water Silkworms?”
“Of course I’ll accept it. From now on, you’ll come here every month. As I said before, I’ll take as much as you can!”
“Good, then I’ll collect more for Senior Brother at Water Spiritual Land.”
Xiao Mo asked curiously, “Senior Brother, why are you collecting these Jade Water Silkworms?”
As soon as she finished speaking, Yu Xueping nudged her with her elbow and said apologetically, “This little girl Xiao Mo doesn’t know any better. Senior Brother, please don’t blame her.” She also knew that Yang Kai wouldn’t accept these seemingly useless insects for no reason. Just because it was useless for her, didn’t mean it was useless for others. Yang Kai had brought her to this remote place to trade like a spy, obviously not wanting everyone to know about this, so Xiao Mo’s question was somewhat abrupt.
“It’s fine,” Yang Kai chuckled.
Having reached the first transaction, Yu Xueping was obviously in a good mood. After chatting with Yang Kai for a while, they decided on the time for the next transaction. Suddenly, she heard some noise and turned her head, only to see that it was a companion who had accompanied Yang Kai just now who had brought him here. She tactfully said, “Senior Brother, it’s a deal, I’ll come find you next month.”
“Good, I’ll wait here for you,” Yang Kai nodded.
As soon as Yu Xueping and Xiao Mo left, Old Fang led the old man from the Earth Spiritual Land over. The old man saw Yu Xueping leave and knew that the deal they had negotiated last month had been reached, so he was extremely polite to Yang Kai.
The price had already been discussed, so the two of them had no reason to refuse. However, this old man from Earth Spiritual Land didn’t bring too many insects with him, only about three hundred.
Most likely, he also had some doubts in his heart and was afraid that Yang Kai had deceived him, so he didn’t dare take too much. Otherwise, it would have been impossible for a Spiritual Land to only take so much in a month’s time. In this regard, he was not as bold as Yu Xueping.
After the transaction with the Earth Spiritual Land ended, Die You led another group over.
After two hours, Yang Kai welcomed six groups of people, but apart from Yu Xueping, the other five from the Spiritual Land only brought six hundred insects, most of them like the old man from the Earth Spiritual Land.
This couldn’t be blamed on them. They weren’t familiar with each other, and this was their first time working together, so it wasn’t wrong to be careful. After all, not everyone was as daring as Yu Xueping.
The total number of insects in these six Spiritual Lands was quite impressive.
After collecting all the insects, there was no need for them to remain in this market. The three of them immediately returned to their homes and summoned Great General Si Chen to hide in their rooms to split the loot!
In the end, after taking inventory, Yang Kai had earned a total of three thousand Open Heaven Pills this month. According to their previous agreement, Old Fang and Die You would each take ten percent, leaving the remaining two thousand or more to Yang Kai.
Old Fang exclaimed that this business was quite good. A month of two thousand, at least thirty thousand a year, enough to buy two sets of Third Grade materials.
As long as he had enough materials, would he need to worry about not being able to break through to Open HEaven in the future? Once he broke through to Open Heaven, he would immediately lose his identity as a servant and truly become a part of the Seven Skillful Land.
In a good mood, Old Fang dragged Yang Kai and Die You to the market to drink.
With nothing else to do and Old Fang’s enthusiastic invitation, Yang Kai couldn’t refuse, but Die You said she had something else to attend to so he didn’t go. In the end, Yang Kai followed him to the market.
Inside the market, there was a restaurant, which was also opened by Seven Skillful Land, but the people who worked there were all servants, and it only opened for three days a month. The food and drink sold in the restaurant weren’t cheap, so ordinary servants really couldn’t afford to patronize it, but after all, there was only one restaurant, and there were servants from the seven Spiritual Land gathered in the market. Every day, people would come and go, so the business of the restaurant was quite good and wasn’t as bleak as he had imagined.
Following Old Fang into the restaurant, a servant dressed like a shop waiter immediately came forward and greeted them warmly.
Yang Kai looked around and found that there were four or five people sitting around the seven or eight tables on the first floor, each of them asking for a few pots of wine and a few dishes.
Old Fang must have been here before, so he waved his hand and said, “Do you have a booth? One table!”
There weren’t many people who could enter this restaurant to eat and drink, so the second floor’s rooms were definitely not full. Hearing this, the servant naturally nodded and smiled, “Yes, yes, Senior Brothers, please!”
Following the servant up to the second floor, they entered a private room and sat down.
Old Fang quickly listed out a series of dishes before waving his hand, “Ten more jugs of good wine.”
Yang Kai turned to look at him and smiled, “Can you finish drinking?”
“If i can’t finish it, take it home and drink it slowly,” Old Fang ordered the young servant, “Pack ten more jars and take them with you. If it's not enough, I’ll call you.”
The young servant quickly nodded and turned around.
Yang Kai looked around and chuckled, “Do you come here often?”
Old Fang laughed dryly, “How could I have such ability? Normally, I would only come here to buy a few jars of wine to slowly drink. I’ve been here for hundreds of years, but I’ve only been here less than ten times. Today, it’s all thanks to Little Brother, otherwise I wouldn’t have been willing to come here.” He paused for a moment before continuing, “The things here are a bit expensive, but the taste isn’t bad. There are many things we can’t see here, so Little Brother should eat more later.”
Yang Kai nodded slightly, “Since you’re treating, I won’t stand on ceremony.”
Old Fang smiled, “Of course, of course.”
Not long after, the dishes were served.
Old Fang took the initiative to pour wine and enthusiastically picked up some food, sincerely treating Yang Kai as the God of Fortune. As he ate and drank, he talked about everything in the world. After all, Old Fang had been here for hundreds of years, so he knew more about this Seven Skillful Land than Yang Kai. Although he didn’t know much about the outside world, he knew as much about the Fire Spiritual Land as anyone else.
As they chatted, Yang Kai listened attentively.
According to him, Manage Zhou Zheng was also a servant in the Fire Spiritual Land before, but his luck was quite good and he was recognized by the higher-ups. After a few more neutral performances in the fruit garden, he had accumulated enough Open Heaven Pills and purchased all the materials he needed to break through to the Open Heaven Stage. Only then was he promoted to be a manager in the Fire Spiritual Land.
Yang Kai, on the other hand, was shocked. Holding his wine cup, he asked, “Manager Zhou is at the Open Heaven Stage?”
He hadn’t been able to see through it all this time and had thought that the other party was the same as him, walking the path of advancement, at most condensing a few more forces than him.
“What kind of Open Heaven Stage is his Open Heaven Stage?!” Old Fang sneered. Perhaps it was because he was in a much better mood, but even if he wasn’t drunk, he was still a bit drunk. “It’s just a First Order Open Heaven Stage. If this old master wanted to, he would have broken through long ago.”
Yang Kai silently calculated. First Grade materials were worth 150 Open Heaven Pills. If he condensed seven of them, he would need at least a thousand Spirit Pills. Old Fang had been here for hundreds of years, so he had accumulated enough, so he wasn’t exaggerating.
After drinking the wine in his cup, Old Fang sneered, “First Order Open Heaven Stage is the most hopeless type of Open Heaven. By doing so, he’s basically cutting off his own future. In the future, no matter how many Open Heaven Pills he takes, he’ll only be able to reach the Third Order. This old master’s ambition is not so low, I want to directly reach the Third Order Open Heaven.”
This idea was the same as Die You’s. Die You’s goal was also to reach directly to the Third Order Open Heaven. In this way, there was a chance she could reach the fourth or even fifth order Open Heaven.
Yang Kai nodded and said, “Although that’s the case, a First Order Open Heaven is still the Open Heaven.” In fact, he was quite curious about what kind of strength this First Order Open Heaven could display. Unfortunately, he was unable to fight Zhou Zheng, nor was he able to carefully verify it.
Old Fang said, “Little Brother, you don’t know this, but although that guy is also an Open Heaven Stage cultivator, he can only show off a bit in front of us servants. Those orthodox Seven Skillful Land's disciples who have condensed the capital of Third Grade, who would think highly of him?”
Yang Kai suddenly thought of the Consul Disciple he had met when he first arrived at the Seven Skillful Land, Du Rufeng. That guy was definitely a Half Open Heaven cultivator, but his status and position were far superior to Zhou Zheng’s. Even the Yao woman who had brought them to the Fire Spiritual Land had not reached the Open Heaven Stage, but Zhou Zheng had still bowed down in front of her. From this, it could be seen that in the Outer Universe, achieving Open Heaven wasn’t something one could stand on high. Without a bright future, it was better not to advance.
TO BE CONTINUED...