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Chapter 71: A Treasure? Rob!
“Haih, who would have expected such a disaster to take place so suddenly?” Aunt Lan said before sipping her tea. “Luckily some of our Lotus Sect people were patrolling over there and managed to save a family together with Chen Wanling the Sink Fish before the calamity occurred.”
Aunt Lan spoke very casually as if the rescue was easy. However, Hong Xiaobao knew that what they had been through was extremely tough.
“Chen Wanling the Sink Fish?” Hong Xiaobao asked out of curiosity. “The expression ‘beauty could make fish sink, wild geese fall, moon and flowers hide out of embarrassment’—does she really deserve the title ‘Sink Fish’?”
(TL: It doesn’t make much sense in English but it’s a Chinese poetry that rhymes and sounds cool. Just know that Chen Wanling is fucking pretty.)
“Yes, that is indeed true. I’ll stop talking about her for now. Your Highness will understand once she comes to our Chijing City.” Aunt Lan said smilingly.
“Oh, she’s coming? Why?” Hong Xiaobao asked.
Aunt Lan chuckled and said, “Your Highness is certainly resourceful. When the time comes, our Lotus Sect would need some help and instructions from Your Highness.”
“Okay then. I guess I am in no position to deny your request.” Hong Xiaobao nodded.
To be honest, normal men would have blood gushed into their brains once they heard the title Sink Fish. However, Hong Xiaobao was a man with much experience. Basically, he was immune to women. Not to mention he already had Yun Caixiao who had deep feelings for him. He naturally would not abandon her for a lady he had never met before.
He only asked about her out of curiosity, purely out of curiosity.
“Keke, I’m grateful to know that Your Highness doesn’t have any objections.” Aunt Lan then stopped talking about this attack wave of Demonic Beasts. She then chatted with Hong Xiaobao about some other stuff like battles and interesting stories that took place in the Jiang Hu.
In the three teachings and the nine schools of thought, prostitution belonged to the lowest class. However, this kind of place (Warm Fragrant Building) had its advantages, especially in the information aspect—men usually talked more freely to beautiful women. So inquiring information was an easy task. And this was exactly why Hong Xiaobao liked this place.
(TL: The three teachings and whatever crap are not important. It just means that prostitution is bad.)
“Oh yeah, Your Highness. The other day, I heard that someone discovered some weird occurrence at the forest located at the north of Chijing City. The life energy there was extraordinarily abundant and the aroma of flowers could transmit to 10 miles away from there. This supernatural phenomenon obviously showed the emergence of a rare treasure. I suggest Your Highness to keep your ears open. I suspect interesting things could’ve happened over there.” said Aunt Lan.
“Oh, really?” Hong Xiaobao pondered for a few seconds and asked, “Is there any way to find out what’s over there?”
“I have never heard of such weird situation before. Nobody knows what’s happening. However, there is undoubtedly a rare treasure.” Aunt Lan sighed and said, “That’s the reason why the business hasn’t been great these days. Lots of people went to look for the treasure”
No wonder the crowd is gone today. “Hmm even Aunt Lan doesn’t know what the thing is.” Hong Xiaobao shrugged and said, “Okay then, I’ll take a look over there when I have time. Aunt Lan, I’ll leave now. Now that I have gathered so many informations from you, I guess I can start selling Jiang Hu Stories in a day or two.”
“Don’t be too polite with me, Your Highness. See ya!” Aunt Lan said.
After exiting the Warm Fragrant Building, Hong Xiaobao rushed back to the headquarters of Grand Alliance before entering an empty room. He then instructed his guards to not interrupt his sleep.
“Weih, now that you know what’s going on, do you guys have any idea what the rare treasure is?” Hong Xiaobao asked quietly.
Now that there was no one around, the old folks could finally appear. The first one who popped out was unexpectedly Xi Hong the fat one. “If what the fucker said was right, this thing is indeed a treasure!”
Hong Xiaobao’s eyes brightened as he quickly asked, “Then what is it? A spirit medicine? A decorative treasure?”
“Neither. In fact, it is an ore that is going to be mature soon.” Xi Hong smiled and said.
“An ore?!” Hong Xiaobao finally knew why Xi Hong appeared first. This fellow was a divine smith, he naturally knew the most about ores. “What you meant was… this thing can be used to forge a rather good armor of some sort?!”
“Something like that,” Xi Hong nodded. “According to the description that aroma of flowers could travel for ten miles… Yes, it is probably the Rainbow Aroma Ore. I don’t really know how it is formed but I’m sure that this thing can disperse the aroma of flowers across the sky. Furthermore, lots of flowers will bloom on the lands surrounding this ore.”
Rainbow Aroma Ore. This thing sounds impressive!
Xi Hong continued saying, “This Rainbow Aroma Ore is around the size of a millstone and is covered by an ink-black shell. This shell is extremely difficult to penetrate even with sharp knives. However, the shell is pretty much useless. The useful part lies within the shell. As its name suggests, the part inside the shell, Rainbow Aroma Ore has seven colours and brings the aroma of flowers. When it hardens, it is harder than gold and iron. When it doesn’t, it is soft like clothes. In conclusion, it is a rather suitable material for a female armor.”
After listening to Xi Hong’s words, Hong Xiaobao immediately had an idea in mind. This is exactly what I’ll use for Sister Caixiao’s armor. At that time, I will call it the Rainbow Garment! Waseh…
(TL: ‘Waseh’ is the Chinese version of ‘oh my god’. I wanna keep it more Chinese-like. XD)
Out of nowhere, Meng Xianji suddenly shouted, “A treasure? Rob!”
Hong Xiaobao: “⊙﹏⊙”