The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 133.1
Chapter 133: Stone Gambling Tournament 2
In addition to the reason of buying raw materials for the company, there was another reason why Lin Luo arrived at Cantley so many days earlier than needed, and that was to see Xing Mo.
The Stone Gambling Tournament was the most important event of the Empire. Tens of millions of Imperial citizens would gather in Cantley, along side a large amount of valuable jadeite, which left no room for mishaps. Therefore, in addition to the planetary garrison of Cantley, the Empire also dispatched the most elite troops they had in order to strengthen security. The of the elite unit this time was Xing Mo.
A year ago, Xing Mo captured a number of the most wanted criminals in one fell swoop and removed the cancer hidden behind the scenes of the Empire. He made great contributions and was thus awarded the position of lieutenant colonel. The Empire had established a special elite force a few years prior and all members went through layers upon layers of screening to be selected in the end as top talents. Xing Mo’s outstanding combat strength was highly valued by his superiors who had provided him with the opportunity to join this task force.
In this team, there was also Xing Mo’s old acquaintance Ling Wenhua. Over the last year the task force had been running at the forefront of the battle. Wherever there was danger was where they would go, and they would make a lot of military merits while doing so. Xing Mo’s ability level had also been upgraded from level three to level four. No one in the team was dissatisfied with his quick promotion from an ordinary team member to the team captain.
During this year Lin Luo and Xing Mo hadn’t had many opportunities to spend time together. Now that they had a rare opportunity to meet in an open and honest manner, they naturally weren’t about to let it pass by.
Although Xing Mo came with a mission this time, he wasn’t expected to perform the mission uninterrupted 24 hours a day. Between shifts and on breaks he could also spare time to meet his lover.
Regarding this point, Xing Mo had reported to his superiors before he set off to Cantley. The superior said that as long as the task wasn’t affected he had the freedom to meet his lover during his private rest time. After all, the fact that Lin Luo and Xing Mo were very affectionate lovers is something that the entire Empire knew about, so Xing Mo’s superiors didn’t intend to deliberately embarrass the two of them on such trivial matters.
Xing Mo’s team arrived on Cantley a few days earlier than Lin Luo and the others, and had already started work. After Lin Luo settled in the accommodation area he sent a message to Xing Mo so that after Xing Mo finished resting the two could meet up. They intended to take advantage of the three days before the game started to spend more time together.
Of course, Lin Luo didn’t stay idle while Xing Mo was working either. He took Han XinYuan and He Kun to the outer jadeite stalls to see if they had the luck to buy some suitable materials.
This kind of stone gambling event was really rare. In addition to the big jadeite merchants who cooperated with the organizer, there were also other small jadeite merchants there who similarly weren’t willing to let go of such a great opportunity to make a fortune.
The spectators who came to watch the game live were basically all stone gambling enthusiasts. Many of them would get their blood pumping while watching the games and then want to try their own luck on a bet. To that end, the organizers set up a lot of temporary stalls for jadeite merchants to rent out along the periphery of the stadium.
Lin Luo and the others were on their way to visit this outer ring of stalls. Although the game hadn’t yet started, the flow of people was already very dense.
The stall owners were shouting vigorously, working hard to sell their gambling stones.
“Old pit stones! All good stuff here of the old pit type! Every stone is priced at fifty thousand credits, don’t pass by and miss them!”
Lin Luo took a probing look, and the jadeite on that stall really did seem to be relatively old vein stones that were mostly black, yellow, and white sand skins. The down side was that all of the pieces were relatively small. At first glance they looked like scraps.
Generally small stones weren’t very popular because even if the bet went up, the increase was limited. That said, for casual stone betting enthusiasts pieces like this were a good choice for them to try their luck. After all, these jadeite pieces were small, and the price wasn’t too high. Even if the bet were to break, the loss wouldn’t be too bad.
In just a short time, a lot of people had already gathered in front of the stall owner.
“Boss, do you want to go over and take a look?” He Kun asked when Lin Luo kept staring in the direction of the booth.
The few of them had been following at Lin Luo’s side all the time, and they couldn’t help but admire his ability in stone gambling. They had already changed their address of him from Lin Luo to boss. If it wasn’t for the fact that Lin Luo was unwilling to accept apprentices, they would have wanted to instead kneel down and address him as master.
Lin Luo hesitated for a moment before he nodded slightly. Generally, the quality of the old pit type was relatively good. Although the size of these stones was a little on the small side, if they could cut out excellent quality jade they would still make a lot of money.
The time their group had been working together hadn’t been brief, so they spread out very tacitly before arriving at the booth in order to best select from their own areas. This method was the one they had found to be the most efficient.
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