The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 81
Chapter 81: People Beyond People
When the baron’s men were about to swarm up, Xing Mo suddenly said, “Wait a minute.”
“What?” The baron turned his head and looked at him coldly.
“He hasn’t finished eating yet.” Xing Mo looked at Lin Luo, who was standing beside him with a bulging mouth, with a fond look in his eyes.
The baron suddenly narrowed his eyes, feeling that he was being teased by the Imperial in front of him, and said coldly, “Arrest them!”
Xing Mo immediately got up and stood in front of Lin Luo. The power flame in his palm had already begun to burn.
“Fire ability user?” The baron immediately looked at the big man with the beaten face. After seeing the same shocked expression from the other, he frowned slightly.
This situation had become more troublesome than he thought, but the problem wasn’t big, if they fight for ability users, they have not been afraid of anyone from the Toby tribe!
“Do it.” The Lord Baron ordered in a cold voice.
As the fierce fight was about to break out, someone suddenly called out, “Wait!”
“Damn! There’s no end to this?!” The dignity of the exalted Baron was repeatedly provoked, how could he resist his temper, “All at them!”
“Stop, Harris.” The cold and gloomy voice sounded again, this time directly calling out the baron’s name.
The hand of Baron Harris holding the weapon suddenly froze. He turned stiffly and saw a tall and thin man who was also dressed similar finery slowly walking towards him while surrounded by a group of people.
“Vi-Victor… My Lord…” Harris, who was so proud just now, immediately became trembling when he saw the people coming.
Victor walked up to Harris with a domineering aura, “What’s going on here? What do you want to do?”
“I-I’m here to deal with these people’s quarrel…”
“A quarrel? Do such trivialities need to be dealt with by a noble baron himself? Are the members of the city guards so weak?” Victor questioned disapprovingly.
“This, this…” Cold sweat broke out on Harris’ forehead. He never imagined that such a trivial matter would actually attract the presence of Marquis Victor. He couldn’t help being flustered and couldn’t answer at all.
Victor glanced at him coldly, then turned his gaze to Xing Mo and Lin Luo. After looking them up and down, he asked, “Are you the friends Sisi mentioned?”
It turned out that after Xing Mo and Lin Luo had finished teaching the aliens a lesson they were worried that those people might not let it go, so they contacted Sisi through the terminal and told him the general situation. Sisi naturally understood the situation on Trade Street. After listening to their descriptions, he immediately understood who did it and who was behind them. He guessed that they might soon target Xing Mo and Lin Luo and hurriedly contacted Victor.
As for Marquis Victor he generally wouldn’t care about such trivial matters at all, but after Sisi mentioned that Lin Luo and Xing Mo were the honored and highly valued guests who came with Andre, Victor reluctantly agreed. He knew Andre’s attitude towards his friends. If Andre learned afterward that he simply sat on the sidelines while his friends were in trouble, he would likely cause trouble for him… He didn’t want to offend Andre at all…
“Yes, Lord Victor.” Lin Luo had heard Andre talk about Victor. Seeing the Lord Marquis in person, he inevitably couldn’t help looking him over.
Victor looked thinner than Andre, but he definitely wasn’t weak. His muscle lines still looked very smooth, but his facial features were more refined than Andre’s. Among the Toby people he should be considered a more refined and beautiful man, but his temperament was too cold, especially when looking at people. There was a feeling of being rejected thousands of kilometers away.
“Then tell me what happened.”
“My Lord, they…” Baron Harris was startled and immediately wanted to say something, but Victor shot him a look of warning and suddenly did not dare to interrupt again.
Lin Luo hurried to give a brief account of the situation, “These people have a booth that sells gambling jadeite. When I passed by, I glanced at them and found that there was a problem with their jadeite, so I wanted to leave, but I was talking to my friend it might have been overheard by a customer in the store. The customer also became suspicious and didn’t buy the jadeite from their store. They thought that I had ruined their business, so they came after us settle accounts and wanted us to compensate them for their losses.”
“Oh, this is what you call a quarrel?” Victor looked at Harris contemptuously.
Harris recognized that the Marquis Victor didn’t know the two of them personally. As such decided to take a chance in order to help his friends keep face, and argued, “This is only their side of the story, My Lord shouldn’t believe it as entirely truthful! Clearly they beat Barry and his comrades and robbed them!”
The alien man named Barry also mustered up courage, got up with a black and blue face, and chimed in, “Yeah, yeah… Lord Victor can’t believe their words! They look weak, but in fact they’re really two-faced. My brother was beaten all over by the short one and was hospitalized!”
“Oh?” Victor looked at Lin Luo with interest. He didn’t think that this boy, who seemed to be young and lacked any sense of threat, was actually quite strong in combat power?
“My Lord, I have a video to prove it.” Xing Mo said lightly.
Xing Mo wasn’t stupid. As early as when they were blocked in the alley by those aliens, he had already activated the terminal’s video recording function and recorded the entire process, including their foul language.
“Oh? Then let’s take a look.”
Hearing this, Barry’s complexion suddenly changed and his eyes began flickering around. He looked like he wanted to take the opportunity to escape.
Victor saw his guilty conscience at a glance, gave his subordinates a look, and had him surrounded by them so that he couldn’t escape.
Once he saw that there was no hope of escape, Barry could only stand on the spot with his head down in dispair.
The video started very quickly. Because the holographic video mode was used, the arrogance and domineering of these aliens was clearly captured in 360 degrees without any blind spots. When they said that the Toby people were stupid and rich, Victor’s eyes suddenly sharpened and even Harris’s eyes turned a little colder when he looked at Barry.
After the video was played, Victor said lightly to Harris, “I see things are already very clear. It’s these two that you should arrest, but these daring Theissers!”
“My Lord, you are correct. I understand how to handle this matter.” Harris immediately had someone arrest Barry, then sent someone to the hospital and arrested the others. As he was preparing to send someone to the Theissers’ jadeite shop to arrest the last of them and close the place up, Victor stopped him.
“I’ll take care of that shop.”
“Yes, My Lord…” Victor had always been in charge of the main planet’s Trade Street. After Harris replied, he immediately gathered his men and left.
“You said just now… that you saw that they were selling fakes?” Victor’s gaze returned to Lin Luo.
“Take me to see.” Victor’s eyes flashed a little, and he seemed to have guessed why Andre looked at the two Imperials differently.
Although Lin Luo didn’t know why Victor suddenly became interested in that shop, he would never cause a marquis to lose face, so he led them to the shop.
The bearded shop owner was still welcoming customers enthusiastically, and there are many people in the shop choosing jadeite.
When he saw Lin Luo and Xing Mo returning, his eyes flashed with astonishment, then turned into a fierce gaze. As he was about to come forward and say something, he suddenly noticed the Victor dressed in finery behind them and froze.
“My Lord, this is it.”
Victor strode into the shop and looked around and said, “It was reported that you sell fake jadeite here. Do you have anything to say?”
“This is slander! This is definitely slander! My Lord! I haven’t set up a stall here for more than a day or two. I’ve always been doing business in an upright manner. How could I sell fake jadeite?!” He knew he was speaking to Lord Victor by looking at his dress. Of course the bearded Theisser wouldn’t admit such a thing to the lord. He pointed to a Toby guest and said, “This is my regular customer. He often buys jadeite from me, and yesterday he also won a bet on a piece of jadeite!”
The guest who was suddenly drawn over to testify also showed an expression of astonishment when he saw Victor, but he still spoke the truth, “It’s true.”
The quality of the jadeite in the shop looked very good. He had bought jadeite here several times, and he had both won and lost. It shouldn’t be fake jadeite.
“Oh?” Victor raised his eyebrows and looked at Lin Luo again.
“There’s so much jadeite in the shop, naturally it won’t all be fake.” Lin Luo smiled and said to the client who testified, “Mister, the boss recommended the piece to you, right?”
The man was stunned for a while as he thought about it as if it was indeed the case before he finally nodded.
“There is no difference between betting on stones and gambling. If you keep losing, who would be willing to gamble again? Naturally, it’s only after the bet goes up a few times that he can catch the other party.” Lin Luo slowly moved towards the pile of jadeite and picked a piece up. The piece of jadeite was the piece of black sand skin jadeite that he had seen before. “Look, the sand found on this black sand skin jadeite looks very good, and the jade exposed from the opened window here has a good color. Is it worth a bet?”
The customer took a closer look and nodded again. The piece of jadeite was indeed good looking. If it were him, he would consider buying it for a gamble.
“But this is a piece of fake jadeite.” Lin Luo said in a sudden reversal.
“What?” The man couldn’t believe it.
“Look carefully at the sanding on the skin. If it was natural, the sand should be more or less aligned in a certain direction, while the sand on fake skin is glued and is mostly isolated particles without direction. If you still don’t believe it, then you can pour some water on it. If it’s real, then the sand of the skin will slowly absorb the water. If its fake, then the water will have difficulty penetrating due to the adhesive.”
[Chapter Title] 人外有人，天外有天 – Rén Wài Yǒu Rén, Tiān Wài Yǒu Tiān – lit. people beyond people, sky beyond sky – idiom, means that no matter how good you think you are there’s always someone better out there
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