The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 59.2
That night, the online auction held by the Vermi branch was very successful. All the jade won by Lin Luo was sold at high prices, with a total revenue of more than 30 million credits. Not only was the previous cost of betting on the jadeite earned back, but he had also already made a lot of money.
Of course the news about Lin Luo also spread throughout Vermi. Almost everyone knew that there was a young man who, on the first day of the open bidding, gambled on a blue jade as superb as the Heart of the Sea. Lin Luo brought himself a lot of attention.
Many energy companies and some aristocratic families reached out to him and wanted to hire him as a gambling consultant under extremely attractive terms. They didn’t know where these people got his contact information.
After Lin Luo repeatedly tactfully refused, he finally changed his communication settings to deny all calls from strangers, which caused the spam calls to stop for a while.
The open bid auctions on the second and third days did not attract Lin Luo’s attention too much, but it was a good opportunity to go to the hidden bid area to see the auction.
Therefore he made an appointment to view the lots for the in the hidden bid area and took advantage of the time when everyone was participating in the open bidding online to head over and take a good look.
Like Lin Luo, there were many people who came to see the lots available in the hidden auction area when there were fewer people around. Lin Luo was afraid of attracting attention, so like a thief he used Xing Mo to hide and avoid people.
The jadeite in the hidden bid area looked better than the jadeite in the open bid area. They were also able to find several pieces of rare jadeite such as elephant skin there.
Moreover, the material in the hidden bid area was larger and more expensive. For example, the starting price of a stone with a base value of 1 million would often be more than ten times the base value, so they needed to be more cautious when bidding.
Because the auction was set up as a hidden bid if the bid submitted was too low, it would definitely not win the piece. Meanwhile if the bid was too high, the bidder would lose money. Therefore, every detail had to be considered. Often a stone had to be viewed several times.
Buckets were also prepared in the hidden bid area, so that people could see more clearly by splashing water on the jadeite.
Lin Luo even saw someone lying directly on a large piece of jadeite, almost to the extent that his face was pressed against the jadeite, carefully observing the minute details of the jadeite skin.
He also found a group of people looking at jadeite together. Xing Mo said that it was because the price of the hidden bid jadeite was too expensive, so they needed to join together to buy the stones. After the jadeite was cut and the results were sold they would come together to distribute profits.
Lin Luo also saw the carbonized matrix jadeite that Andre said he would see in the hidden bid area, which was unique to the Federation. There were no pine flowers or python bands on the surface, and it looked no different from an ordinary charcoal block.
When the first few people passed by this charred jadeite, they almost didn’t even bother to take a look, probably because they felt that there was no gamble at all.
However Lin Luo still remembered Andre’s words that this kind of charcoal jadeite could make an extremely good gamble, not just for excellent quality jade, but even for glass jade.
He leaned down and carefully observed the heavy jadeite, and eventually he really found some clues. There seemed to be a special kind of texture on the skin of this jadeite. It didn’t feel rough when touched by hand, and it absorbed water slowly after getting wet.
Lin Luo judged that this should be the work of the pine flowers after carbonization.
A good pine flower is produced from the interior jade through to the skin. In the end, even if a piece of jadeite has been carbonized, the shadow of the pine flower should still be able to be vaguely seen.
He was able to see the inconspicuous line wrapped around the matrix stone like a belt, varying in thickness. If his guess was correct and this unobtrusive pattern really was pine flowers, then judging from the details of this pattern, it should be a pine flower ribbon.
Pine flower ribbon are the most reliable performance markers among pine flowers, and the pine flowers in this ribbon do not have their ends broken. It wraps around neatly in one go, which should indicate that there must be a plane full of green layers inside this piece of jadeite. In such a case it really would indicate that this piece of jadeite would be a very good gamble…
Lin Luo suppressed his inner excitement and used special abilities to view the aura of this piece of jadeite. The result surprised him.
His palms unknowingly began to sweat, and he secretly made a decision in his heart- this piece of jadeite must be taken down no matter what the cost!!!
The author has something to say: Huh, I added the number of words, I almost lost the QAQ. The last piece of carbonized jadeite I have changed many times, but I am finished~
[The long-lost Little Theater on Moshang]
Lin Xiao Luo: Wow, high ice jade, you are great.
Fatty: Of course, don’t look at whose person it is. I advise you to obediently offer the stone with both hands.
Lin Xiao Luo: But looking at the performance of your second piece of jade, it seems a bit unreliable, it looks like it will collapse.
Fatty: Bah! You are not reliable! I… really broke? !
Lin Xiao Luo: But you don’t lose a piece of high ice seed, right?
Fatty: Yes! You are just two broken pieces, and the heart-watering stone is still mine in the end!
Lin Xiao Luo: Is it? Come, let us uncover its mysterious veil and see what is special about this stone? Oh, nothing special, but the value seems to be a little bit higher than the sum of your three jadeite? Oops! What to do, I won, the stone is still mine. It’s too exciting to realize the big ups and downs in life. If you want to play this game in the future, remember to find me.
Fatty: Which one is this kid from, so annoying!
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