The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 85
Chapter 85: Enjoyable Conversation
As a result, however, Lin Luo couldn’t propose to buy carbonized jadeite directly from Andre. Without the competitive environment of the public auction, it was difficult to reflect the value of carbonized jadeite. It was also impossible for him to offer to buy all the carbonized jadeite Andre produced. After all, not every piece of carbonized jadeite could produce jade.
Fortunately, Andre was a very smart person. When Lin Luo mentioned carbonized jadeite, he had already guessed Lin Luo’s thoughts.
“You know, this kind of carbonized rough stone is buried deep in the ground and is very difficult to dig. The output is really very small. The I can only afford to take part in the public auctions at most three times a year. If you’re interested, I’ll contact you every time before I send the material be auctioned off somewhere.”
It was well known that the farther from the surface the jadeite was, the greater the internal pressure and the higher the temperature. Under such conditions of high temperature, high pressure, and high density, it became very difficult to mine the jadeite.
Not to mention the fact that the weathered layer covering the ore had a strong isolation effect that made it impossible to scan and detect with machinery, so it was impossible to use machinery for mining. On top of that, because every piece of jadeite was so precious, it was even more impossible to use methods like blasting mining that might damage the jadeite. Only manual excavation and mining were possible. The miners would need to use not only oxygen masks and protective clothing, but also a large number of auxiliary tools. It was definitely an expensive investment. However, the carbonized jadeite were valuable enough to be worth it. If they weren’t and the vein only produced low-grade jadeite, Andre may have directly abandoned it.
“Great! Thank you!” Lin Luo gratefully looked at Andre.
“You’re welcome. By the way, the elemental liquid you took out last time… I don’t know if there is any more?” Andre had similarly become interested in the elemental liquid unique to the empire. Raymond’s injury couldn’t have recovered so quickly if Lin Luo hadn’t been able to produce the vial containing the wood elemental liquid in time. He was interested in buying a few bottles of different types of element liquids for research to see how they would differ from the absorption effects of eating jadeite directly.
“I still have two bottles of wood elemental liquid.” Lin Luo took the element liquid out of his space button.
Andre didn’t take the element liquid immediately, but said, “How much are you selling it for? I’ll buy it at the original price. Please don’t be polite with me. I have money.”
Lin Luo: …
Having said that, Lin Luo wouldn’t cheat his friends, so he sold it to him at the market price. Both of these are element liquids were ones that he personally extracted. Although they hadn’t been tested, the purity of the elemental energy in them was definitely not low.
After Andre transferred the money to Lin Luo’s terminal account, he opened a bottle of the wood element liquid and poured it into his mouth. There was nothing more intuitive than personal experience. His skin stained with a layer of green at a speed visible to the naked eye and the feeling of being filled with rich energy made him unable to stop his eyes from widening.
“This is really good! What kind of jade did it take to get such a bottle?”
Lin Luo thought for a while and replied, “Judging by the concentration of the elemental liquid in your hand, you should be able to extract enough elemental liquid from a palm-sized piece of green hibiscus jade. If the jade has poor crystal structure, then the concentration of the extracted element liquid will also be slightly lower.”
“Really?” Andre was pleasantly surprised. This method of purification was able to produce far more energy than they could absorb by chewing on raw jade! They all assumed that they needed to stuff jade into their mouths, release the elemental energy contained in it by chewing, and only then would be able to absorb it. Some of the energy would be wasted or escape directly. It seemed though that if the energy was absorbed through element liquid there was no such problem!
And to be honest, the taste of gnawing on stones wasn’t so good. Not to mention that jade was terribly hard. Although their teeth were good and could chew jade just fine, it didn’t mean that they liked to eat it! If there was a better way of absorbing elemental energy, why should they choose a method comparable to self-abuse?
“Of course.” Lin Luo told him that they had a profession called energy engineer and that many people with mental powers used them to extract element liquids, making them commercially available. Of course, the two rarest element liquids, namely the gold element liquid and the thunder elemental liquid, were extremely hard to come by. If Andre had jade of his own, he could spend a little money to directly ask an energy engineer to help extract the element liquids, however energy engineers were also divided into different levels. If he wanted to obtain advanced element liquid, he would need to hire a high-level energy engineer.
“Then which master extracted these element liquids?” Such a rich energy was definitely not extracted by an ordinary person.
Lin Luo didn’t hide it and said with a slight smile, “Far in the sky, yet right before your eyes.”
“What?” Andre looked at Xing Mo in surprise, “Are you also an energy engineer?”
Xing Mo: …
It’s no wonder that Andre misunderstood. He knew that Xing Mo was a multi-line ability user, so when another ability was mentioned his first reaction was to look at Xing Mo.
“It’s me…” Lin Luo said with embarrassment.
“My God! Luo! Is there anything you can’t do?!” With superb stone betting ability and the ability to extract elemental liquids, Lin Luo was simply a goose that could lay golden eggs!
Andre thought it was a pity that both he and this golden goose already had partners, otherwise he might immediately pursue the other and have him stay in the Federation forever.
But this was just a passing thought that flashed through Andre’s mind. Their Toby tribe was a race that was very dedicated and loyal to feelings, and he would never betray his lover.
“But this is really great. If I get any rare jade material in the future, I can come to you for help!” Andre said excitedly.
Elemental energies such as those of gold and thunder were very rare, and it hurt him to waste even a tiny bit of them. It would be great if Lin Luo could help extract them.
“No problem.” Of course Lin Luo wouldn’t refuse such a small thing. “Anyway, you’ll often be trading with the Empire in the future, so we certainly won’t have fewer chances to meet.”
“You’re right!” Andre felt more and more that he had made the right decision to establish trade with the Empire.
Seeing that they were almost talking, Xing Mo finally had a chance to speak.
“Andre, I also have something I want to ask you.”
“Oh? What’s the matter, you said.” Andre raised his eyebrows slightly, unexpectedly Xing Mo, who had always been silent, would have questions to ask him.
“You said that you didn’t have element liquid or energy liquid here, so how do you run your mechas and what energy do they use daily?”
“No, although we don’t have element liquid, we do have energy liquid. It should be something similar to the kind of energy liquid you mentioned.” Jade was actually a synonym for energy stone, which contained rich energy. Due to the special way the Tobys absorbed energy, they developed a kind of machinery which functioned almost the same as putting jade full of energy into a conversion device. It would release shock waves to break the jade up, and once a large amount of energy had been released it would carry out the compression and collection to convert the energy particles into energy liquid. Once collected into a vial, it was finished general energy liquid.
It’s just that doing it by machine wasn’t as accurate as doing it manually after all, and couldn’t distinguish active elemental energy from calm energy, So what they would use for energy extraction were medium and low-grade jade or those with excellent crystal structure but light color.
“Can I take a look at your energy conversion device?” This time it was Xing Mo’s turn to brighten his eyes. Unlike the Federation, their Empire’s energy liquid was still manually extracted, so the price of the Energy liquid wasn’t cheap. If machinery could be used instead of manual labor, the profit margins could be very large.
“Of course.” Andre promised, but he also thought of a question at the same time, “Listening to what you mean, can your jade be used to extract energy liquid after the element liquid is extracted out? “
“Yes, these two energies are not the same.”
Andre’s grew even more eager to cooperate with the Empire once he knew that they were wasting precious general energy that they couldn’t absorb by chewing jade. If they could handle jade like the Empire, the profit that could be obtained would indeed be considerable.
Although Andre had a very rich family fortune, no one was too rich, right?
Andre and Xing Mo talked over the details for a long time. Both of them were people with very unique insights and ideas in business. The two talked quite happily and became close friends. Even Lin Luo was sidelined…
But it was too late that day to take them to see the energy conversion device, so it was agreed that they would go see it while waited for the palace dinner the next day. After all, in such a huge palace, there were quite a few devices that consumed energy, and an independent energy converter had to be installed.
By the time Andre left, it was almost midnight, and they had been talking for quite a while.
Xing Mo didn’t rest immediately. With such a good opportunity to make money, of course he wouldn’t forget his good brother. As such, he sent a message to Yin Ye using the terminal and told him the huge business opportunity he had just discovered.
Yin Ye was really interested in the matter, and indicated that they were already on their way to the Federation. In about 20 hours or so, they would be able to enter the territory of the Federation and could discuss this matter in detail.
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