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Chapter 82: I’m the boss here!
“En, that’s good then, since I wanted to know some information. Big stupid bear,” Hong Xiaobao gave a big laugh and called Guan Juxiong, “This friend here seems to be hell-bent on not cooperating, what do you think we should do?”
“What to do?” Guan Juxiong pumped his fist excitedly. “Torture!”
“Oh, such matter like torture are cruel things I do not like.” Hong Xiaobao shook his head, the nameless man secretly felt relieved only to hear Hong Xiaobao following words, “Torture is a good way to get information, but I do not have that many matters to ask. How about we play a game? Big stupid bear, you go and take a firecracker, force it into his mouth and let it explode. If he lives, then we can only let him live. Consider it my benevolence over such trivial matters and let everything start a new like winds rustling the dust.”
“F**k your younger sister!”
Hearing Hong Xiaobao words almost made the man faint in fear. The might of this so called firecracker, he had already experienced it personally. If it was truly forced into his mouth to explode, his entire head might just be blown to smithereens.
Thinking til there, his whole body went cold as sweat ran down from his forehead and his spirit almost collapsed. He was so frightened his legs started to trembled; he almost urinated himself had he not tried so hard to suppress it.
Qingqing also gaped her mouth, this method was quite good!
Hong Xiaobao was never a person who delayed his plan. He stared at Guan Juxiong and said, “What are you still looking at? Hurry and let’s try this firecrackers again!”
“Yes, Your Highness!” Guan Juxiong laughed while tracing his hair. He disappeared like a gust of wind and brought back some firecrackers.
“Oh, its effect was good,” Hong Xiaobao talked to himself while taking some firecrackers. With a forced laugh, he stared at his prisoner and smiled, “En, lets listen to some sound!”
With determination, the man went all out to hold back from urinating and shook his head, wanting to speak.
“Do you want to speak?” Hong Xiaobao ask in a strange way, “You might speak some rubbish and there’s nothing I really want to know. I do not even have the slightest interest in knowing which school you’re from.”
The captive did not dare close his eyes, he went all out in shaking his head.
“Oh? How anxious,” Hong Xiaobao hesitated for some time, but said afterwards, “This, you said earlier that your were nameless, hmmm I will just have this firecracker explode since you’re already nameless.” He pushed the firecracker into the man’s mouth, but he kept on shaking his head. Cold sweat flowed like a waterfall, covering him from head to toe.
“I will talk, I said I will talk!” The man collapse thoroughly. “I am an elder of Flowing Cloud Sect, I am called Yuan Taining! I saw your Jiang Hu New; thus I wanted to steal it and wait for someone to offer a generous reward.”
“Flowing Cloud Sect? Where is that?” Hong Xiaobao look at Guan Juxiong and Qingqing. “Do you know about this place?”
Qingqing shook her head. “I have a little impression of who they are,” Guan Juxiong pulled his hair slowly, appearing to think more about the matter, then he said, “This Flowing Cloud Sect is a really small school, having more or less a hundred thousand people and is probably not quite far from here.
“Hmmm,” Hong Xiaobao supported his chin and looked at Yuan Taining, he asked, “Frankly your small school is something I don’t know, but the issue is: your school just cannot steal anything they want. Why did you want it? Stealing it is not useful as you do not have channels that will buy my technique.”
“You have not spoken incorrectly, this Jiang Hu News is now on fire! The paper includes the news, and the novel is another aspect people are anticipating for. On top of that, with Lotus Flower Base Sect, such a super large channel is helping it publicize. With of these points, which person doesn’t want it?”
Seeing that the imminent crisis has been averted temporarily, Yuan Taining inhaled a long breath of air, his desolate pale face gain a bit of color. He said, “Truth be told Your Highness, in recent years. Flowing Cloud Sect has not had any talented character appearing. Our surroundings has a lack of medicine plant and demonic beast, therefore the economy is tight throughout. Because we lack money, many disciples arriving at boundaries do not having any elixir to supplement their strength nor do they have life saving medicine with them when they go out, thus the overall strength of the school never rose and instead continued to decline. For the leaders, this is a most pressing concern that we are worried about, even turning our hair white. I arrived here over two days ago and saw the Jiang Hu News that Your Highness printed. So I thought that even if I cannot use the technology, I can just sell it to other major schools that will pay enough to the sect.”
Hong Xiaobao understood everything after he heard their reason.
Why did Yuan Taining come? He was short on money, went hungry and decided to steal the technology for some money to spend.
In this world each school, regardless of size, needs resources. Where would these resources come? Going out to find resources, even if an Elder of the school where to look personally, when would they find the resources they were looking for?
You must buy the resources. Building good equipment requires riches, exchanging for resources required money!
After all, in every school and domain, it goes without saying that they needed food for nutrition, elixir for practice, and weapon to equip. All of this needed money to be completed! School can occupy territories, but they still needed to trade with humans to supply their needs. And trading required money!
Not having money can be also good? Then what do you eat and drink when you’re hungry or thirsty?
Therefore, if the school did not have any good source of income, what great talent could possibly emerge from there? Let alone growing their strength, even maintaining the loyalty of the disciple will be a problem.
“I will consider this matter. It was such a small, simple thing that you could have just told me directly and not end up in this manner,” Hong Xiaobao chuckled. He went and directly found a solution to Taining’s dilemma. He said, “The only thing I do not lack right now is the money which you do not have. You can go back first and talk to your leader. It happens that my Grand Alliance required some manpower right now as it was just established. If your leader wants to cooperate, then come find me. I will give your school shelter, how many people are there altogether?”
“One hundred thirty-five thousand people!” Seeing Hong Xiaobao solve their sect’s problem, Yuan Taining was shocked.
To be honest, even the Sect Head may not be able to pull the strings to get Hong Xiaobao to help them. He, who was unexpectedly exploded on, actually managed to get the Ninth Prince to provide assistance to them.
“Your Highness, this matter is something I am unable to take responsibility in agreeing. If Your Highness trust this lowly one, I am willing to go back and discuss this with our Sect Head right away.” Yuan Taining was moved, the method with which Hong Xiaobao made money was legendary. If they can get a hand in such profits, that would be for the best. However the Sect Head does not know of such good opportunity, will Hong Xiaobao really agreed to let him go?
“En, this thing really needs to be discussed,” Hong Xiaobao nodded, “You go back and ask. If your leader want, he can come directly. My domain is big enough to accommodate all of you and the economy here is also thriving. As long as you can be of some use to me and the Grand Alliance, there is no issue with us cooperating. However I want you to keep this in mind. In this Grand Alliance, I am the boss!”