The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 88
Chapter 88: Imperial Local Tyrant
Victor drove the two back to Sisi’s residence in his private car and left. After the two had returned, they washed and fell asleep.
Early the next morning, Xing Mo was awakened by the vibration of the terminal. He opened the terminal and found that it was a message from Yin Ye that he and his starship had entered the territory of the Federation and were on their way to the coordinates of the planet they had given before.
Lin Luo and Xing Mo immediately got up from their bed and contacted Andre and Victor in order to rush to the star harbor and pick up Yin Ye.
In fact, if they were to change people, Andre and Victor wouldn’t necessarily have needed to pick them up in person, but Yin Ye’s identity wasn’t ordinary. He had a very close relationship with the queen of the Empire, and his business network wasn’t to be underestimated either. He had power and wealth, and was someone who could be called a winner in life. As such, Andre and Victor rushed over at the fastest speed.
Not long after the few of them arrived at the star harbor, a large and luxurious starship slowly appeared in the air. After getting permission to land, the starship carefully landed on the ground.
The hatch of the starship opened and Yin Ye and his assistant An ZiHao walked out leisurely.
Xing Mo immediately took Lin Luo and walked over, and Andre and Victor also followed.
“Yin Ye, this is His Excellency Grand Duke Andre, and this is Lord Marquis Victor.”
“Your Excellency, Lord, this is the partner I mentioned to you, Yin Ye.”
The two sides shook hands in a very friendly manor and got in the levitating car together.
They now needed to find a place to talk about the details of the cooperation, so Andre directly asked the driver to take the car to a high-end restaurant under his name and took everyone directly upstairs to the private room he used to talk about business.
As soon as the group sat down, a waiter pushed the dining car over and put the hot food on the table. These were all foods he had ordered people to prepare before going to the star port to pick up Yin Ye, and they were just in time to eat them as they were fresh and hot.
The foods he had prepared were iconic foods of the Federation and belonged to the list of nice things that were not able to be eaten in the Empire. He especially ordered seafood that Lin Luo liked to eat, which he had all placed in front of him. Andre’s thoughtfulness and attention to detail could be seen.
Yin Ye rushed over at the fastest speed and made many spatial jumps on the way. Basically, he spent most of the time lying in the dormant cabin. As such he hadn’t eaten much, so he felt that Andre’s careful preparation was very considerate.
“While it’s hot, please eat!” Andre beckoned everyone to feel free to dig in.
Everyone began to quietly taste the delicious foods, and only started to talk about business after their stomachs were almost filled.
Xing Mo told Yin Ye about the role of the energy converter, and Andre and Victor added some details.
“How many energy converters do you have in stock? I want them.” Yin Ye showed great interest.
“There should be a lot in stock, but are you sure you want them? The price of energy converters isn’t low…”
“I’m sure. Don’t worry, you two. I have the funds ready.” Yin Ye’s local tyrant’s aura wasn’t inferior to Andre’s.
“Okay, give us some time.” Andre and Victor immediately started to communicate with people through the terminal and counted all the energy converters they had on hand.
Xing Mo leaned over and asked Yin Ye in a low voice, “Do you have enough money? We still have some of the money you lent us before left over which we can transfer to you.”
“Don’t worry, it’s enough.” Yin Ye smiled and lowered his voice and said to him, “Uncle gave me a lot of money.”
Yin Ye’s uncle was the true ruler of the Empire, the emperor himself. The emperor and Yin Ye’s aunt were very affectionate, so they had a very close relationship with Yin Ye.
After Yin Ye got the news from Xing Mo he reported the matter to the emperor, and the emperor naturally knew the importance of the energy converter. If machines could be used to replace energy engineers to extract energy liquid, the energy shortage could be alleviated, which would be of great benefit to the country. In particular, the Empire’s army spent a huge amount of energy on their mechas and battleships every year. With the emergence of energy converters, this situation could be greatly improved.
Hearing Yin Ye’s words, Xing Mo felt relieved.
Soon, Andre and Victor came back. According to their statistics, there was a total of 178 energy converters available in stock, of which only one was large, 15 were medium, and the remaining 162 were all small.
The price of a small energy converter was 1.2 million credits, so 162 units would require 194.4 million credits; the medium energy converter costed 6 million credits, so 15 units would require 90 million credits; and the large energy converter had the highest price at 16 million credits. The final total price is 300.4 million credit points.
Andre directly rounded down and discounted the 400,000, so in the end Yin Ye paid 300 million credits for the goods. Andre immediately asked people to prepare the goods and send them to the star port as quickly as possible to be transported to Yin Ye’s starship.
“I heard that you’re very interested in elemental liquid?” Yin Ye asked.
“Yes, did you bring element liquid over?”
“No… Time was too tight. When Xing Mo told me, I was already on the way here.”
Both Andre and Victor showed disappointed expressions on their faces, “Yes, we want to buy some element liquids. I wonder if you have any sources or channels to introduce us to?”
“The element liquid must be extracted by an energy engineer, and a stable source of jade is also required. It’s more difficult to find a long-term stable purchase channel.” Yin Ye thought about it and replied.
“As for the Jade, we can find a way…” Andre said.
“But it’s too much trouble. You are in the Federation. For you to send jade to the Empire, have us extract it, and then send it back would make the transportation cost too high.” Starships needed to consume energy to shuttle through the universe, and energy engineers weren’t so easy to find. The cost of hiring an energy engineer plus the labor fee for extracting the energy liquid should also be counted. Once that was calculated in, they might as well use the method of directly gnawing on jade.
Andre also thought about it, and suddenly became a little disappointed.
“Otherwise, do we hire a few energy engineers to come to the Federation?” Victor suggested.
“That isn’t impossible, but there likely aren’t many energy engineers willing to go to the Federation. After all, their family and friends are in the Empire. If there are too few people, there’s no way to supply in batches, which doesn’t make much sense to you…” Yin Ye beat their thoughts back again.
Andre frowned slightly, “It seems that I can only buy it when I go to the Empire.”
“I have an idea,” Xing Mo said suddenly.
“What? Tell us, please.” Andre and Victor both looked at him together.
“I have a mining planet under my own name. Although the quality isn’t too high, it should be decent. I’ve hired stone gambling experts who can help with stone selection, so it should be possible to steadily produce batches of jade. I can hire another group of energy engineers to extract element liquid full-time. Yin Ye’s auction house can also purchase a lot of jade and element liquids. If you want to provide stable supply, there should be no problem.” Xing Mo paused. “As for the transportation cost, we can use the shuttle. The volume of element liquid is relatively small, and one space button is enough, which can greatly save costs.”
Andre and Victor suddenly lit up, thinking that what he said was too reasonable.
“However, there is one thing that needs to be explained to the two Lords first.”
“Imperial energy engineers are also divided into levels. Senior energy engineers who can extract high-quality element liquid are very rare, and they are unlikely to be hired. I should only be able to hire mid-rank energy engineers, so the quality of the element liquid may not be as good as you think.”
“Huh?” Andre was taken aback, then he looked at Lin Luo who was still struggling, “Xiao Luo, what is your energy engineer level?”
Andre had personally tried the elemental liquid provided by Lin Luo, and he was very impressed with the magical elemental liquid, so he had this question.
Lin Luo didn’t expect that he would be named suddenly. He quickly swallowed the food in his mouth, and said embarrassingly, “Uh, I…I don’t have a level…”
Andre showed a look of confusion, “What does it mean to have no level? Is it a level higher than advanced?”
“No… Xiao Luo awakened his mental power ability not long ago, and he hasn’t spared time to be certified as an energy engineer.”
“Oh, it turned out to be like that.” Andre nodded, “Then what’s the level of the element liquid you extracted? You must know that, right?”
“intermediate, the high side of intermediate…” Lin Luo whispered with some guilty conscience, and then secretly glanced in Yin Ye’s direction.
Lin Luo hadn’t forgotten that Yin Ye still didn’t know that he was the energy engineer who could extract high-quality element liquid…
Although his voice was as low as possible, Yin Ye obviously heard it. He raised his eyebrows slightly, glanced at Xing Mo and Lin Luo, and then hummed softly. The meaning was very clear – I’ll settle accounts with you later.
Xing Mo couldn’t help showing a wry smile. They didn’t hide it on purpose.
“It doesn’t matter, the intermediate level is the intermediate level.” Andre and Victor said with a smile, “We don’t care about the slightly worse ones. We can sell them to other people.”
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