Chapter 91: Black Market Trader
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Even if there was no warning from Ironjail River, Qin Ruo knew that the conflict between him and Crackpot was not completely resolved.
The unpleasant feeling that Crackpot gave Qin Ruo during the first encounter…
The cause of their first conflict…
Even the shameless behavior of Crackpot after he was defeated, or just now…
He lost to Qin Ruo in such a situation, but he did not respawn and showed no intention to admit his lost. What did all this mean?
A narrow-minded person who could not afford to lose!
After his bluff was exposed, how could he not hate Qin Ruo? Even Ironjail River who was not close to Crackpot also noticed that Qin Ruo would guess that Crackpot would return for revenge.
However, he did not care much about it.
Crackpot himself was not a very talented person, and the friends around him were just empty cans that made the most noise. Even though they were a slight threat at the moment, if Slayer’s Heart was there, they could not harm Qin Ruo.
After Qin Ruo reaches Tier 4, he would become stronger, with even better equipment. As such, he need not worry about Crackpot seeking vengeance.
If Crackpot dared to do so, he was absolutely looking for trouble.
After teleporting back to Savis Town, Qin Ruo entered the shop again, ready to trade the Frost Lotus for gold coins before logging off.
As soon as he took out the Frost Lotus, a sharp voice rang in his ears.
“Wait a minute!”
This startled Qin Ruo which made him retract his hand instantly. He turned his head to find himself facing a grotesque-looking man who was staring at him intently with a pair of glowing eyes while gulping saliva.
Is he gay? Qin Ruo could not help but imagine the worst possible circumstance as he returned the man’s gaze. He then took half a step back and said, “Who are you? Get your hands off me!”
“Is that a Frost Lotus you’re holding?”
“Since you already know, why do you still ask?”
Qin Ruo scowled and smacked the man’s hand aside. After realizing that the man’s target was the Frost Lotus, he heaved a sigh of relief inwardly. Even so, he was wary against the man and did not allow him to get closer. There were just too many theft cases and thieves… do not return empty-handed.
“I see…” That guy smiled as he rubbed his hands gleefully while gazing at the Frost Lotus in Qin Ruo’s possession.
“In that case, how much would you sell this Frost Lotus for?”
“You wish to purchase it?”
Qin Ruo looked at him from top to bottom while frowning. He was never one to judge others based on their appearance but this stranger’s equipment was terrible; all his equipment were the kind that no one would buy! Not even a greenhorn would even glance at them. This sort of person actually has the gall to attempt trading a Grade 5 Herb with him? The most infuriating thing was when Qin Rou received his character information.
Black Market Trader, Level 30 Chemist.
Qin Ruo was stunned and lost for words.
A Chemist, the class that many had viewed as noble and elegant, yet there a player that “spoke” otherwise. His repulsive and cunning appearance made him look like a crook. That was not all. His skinny appearance could be compared to those pork ribs hanging on a roadside stall in the streets of China! And the ribs would have more meat than he! How could this person be a Chemist? If H&G had a poll to nominate “the most despicable person in H&G”, this guy would definitely be top in the list!
He looks like this yet wants to buy a Frost Lotus? Where are the city guards?
Qin Ruo frowned deeply then turned away in disgust. He then slyly winked at the person behind the counter. However, this part-timer that worked at this shift did not recognize him, and went elsewhere to serve other customers.
F**k this shit.
Frustrated, he gritted his teeth together as he was clearly running out of ideas. He quoted a fairly high price of two thousand gold coins in order to deter the stranger. He was impatient to log off as it was already three in the morning. If this matter was not resolved he would have dark rings under his eyes when he goes to work.
Black Market Trader froze momentarily, before unzipping his backpack and giving it a quick glance. He then asked with a troubled expression, “Can you lower the price?”
“Give me a number then,” Qin Ruo retorted while glaring.
“Hmm, I have…” Black Market Trader seemed embarrassed and pretended to search his backpack. “… not much money.”
“So how much do you have exactly?”
Realizing this guy was probably a scammer, Qin Ruo scowled further.
Qin Ruo’s menacing look made Black Market Trader nervous as he stuttered in reply, “Uh… probably… 37…”
“Only 37 coins and you want to get this Frost Lotus from me? You must be insane!”
For some reason or another, the constantly good-natured Qin Ruo was extremely worked up by this sudden encounter, chiding the grotesque-looking man on the spot.
The man lifted himself off the counter “with great difficulty” and pretended to not be offended by Qin Ruo sudden roar. The man put on an innocent face and muttered, “I didn’t say that it was 37 gold coins. I have used up all my gold coins to purchase raw materials.”
Listening to Black Market Trader’s mumbling, Qin Ruo rolled his eyes in exasperation.
“If he has no gold coins, it means that he only has silver coins? This guy is intentionally causing trouble for me huh?”
Qin Ruo was about to teach the fellow a lesson; Qin Ruo was Level 38 while he was only Level 30, it would be an easy job; however, he froze in place when he listened to what Black Market Trader had to say.
“In my inventory, there are only thirty-seven bottles of MP Potion (L) …”
Qin Ruo paused for a while as he stared this guy in disbelief for a long time. He then asked in suspicion, “Really?”
Black Market Trader arched an eyebrow immediately and nodded with a grin. The sudden response seemed to utterly change his personality, he smugly asked, “How? Deal?”
Seeing this sleazy guy gain the upper hand with his triumphant look, Qin Ruo immediately realized that this guy obviously played dumb to deceive him.
“How are you gonna trade it?”
Under the attraction of thirty-seven MP Potion (L), Qin Ruo was still asked for the price, one bottle of MP Potion (L) in the market cost 120 gold coins, if he could trade extra MP Potions, then he was able to earn more by selling it.
“Hehe, easy. Nine bottles of MP Potions for your Frost Lotus.” From his tone, Black Market Trader seemed to be very familiar with the market price and appeared delighted by the price 2,000 gold coins that Qin Ruo mentioned just now.
Qin Ruo’s face suddenly turned dark as the night sky. Then, he put the Frost Lotus into his inventory and went offline immediately.
Black Market Trader who held the bottles of MP Potion (L) was left alone. He gazed at the spot where Qin Ruo disappeared in astonishment for a moment before swearing. “Damn it! The price can be discussed!”