Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Yuan Xi was stunned, but Duke Moga was already speaking again, “Although we Telles are not your guiding civilization now. I think that Prince Yuan Xi and his Prince Consort, who are so profoundly righteous, still pay much attention to the friendship and unity among civilizations at all levels, right?”
Yue Shang stared at Yuan Xi with a cool expression. Apparently he didn’t feel any guilt, but Su Lan gazed sideways, and only looked at Duke Moga.
Yuan Xi frowned, Luo XiaoLou hung his head as if in thought. Just as Yuan Xi was about to speak, Luo XiaoLou said, “Good.”
Duke Moga glanced at Luo XiaoLou in surprise and said slowly, “So, I wonder how much His Highness Prince Consort bought it for?”
“Hold on.” Yafir with a malicious faint smile. She raised her eyebrows and looked at Luo XiaoLou. “I have heard that you have already been there once, which means that the price should also be at least a third less.”
Luo XiaoLou paused and asked rhetorically, “Since Miss Yafir so clearly checked, she should have also found out that I only investigated the composition and distribution of the minerals in that land, and did not mine anything, right?”
Yafir grunted. “But it’s still one less opportunity to mine, yes? The price should be adjusted accordingly.”
Luo XiaoLou held back the cold-faced Yuan Xi with one hand, while he said unhurriedly, “I have no intention of selling it to you either.”
Yafir froze, and then said with a cold smile, “You do have enough sense to know to give it to us, then.”
“As the Duke said, our An Empire also attaches great importance to friendly exchanges between civilizations at all levels. However, by doing so, I can be considered as granting a courtesy.” Luo XiaoLou looked at the expressions of all four people across the table and smiled. “I heard that Duke’s friend had auctioned off the mining rights of the twenty-eighth map. It just so happens that I am also very interested in that land, so I wonder, can Duke’s friend spare it?”
Because of the twenty-eighth map, 125 has been longing to rob Su Lan and Yafir. He even nagged to the point that Luo XiaoLou started to get a headache. Unexpectedly, they actually sent themselves to the door.
Su Lan looked at Yafir with an aggrieved face. Yafir patted her and looked coldly at Luo XiaoLou, “Do you really think this is the time for you to negotiate terms? Don’t forget, this is Telles-“
At this moment, the door was suddenly pushed open, and Duke Graeme appeared at the door.
Duke Moga turned his head to look at him unpleasantly. “Duke Graeme came over in such a hurry. What is the urgent matter?” This was his private office in the palace. Even if it was Duke Graeme, it was disrespectful for him to barge in like this without his permission.
Duke Graeme looked directly at Duke Moga and quickly said, “What’s going on? The image of your room is now synchronized in all the banquet halls of the royal palace. Are you planning to screen this ethics drama for free?”
Now, all the civilizations, including His Majesty Attis and Prince Gerald, were looking at the 3D image in the middle of the hall. For the sake of Telles’ face, he had to rush to this rival to give a reminder.
As soon as Duke Graeme’s words came out, Duke Moga’s face changed. Even uglier were Yafir and Su Lan’s faces.
Duke Moga gritted his teeth and called out, “Barry, what’s going on?!”
A guard with a white maple leaf clan emblem sash around his waist, who was watching the entrance, bowed down in a panic. “I’m going to check it out.”
Duke Moga narrowed his eyes and swept across the room, Luo XiaoLou also had a shocked expression on his face. That look…it was a little difficult to say that they were the ones who made the mistake.
“Brother, let’s change the room–” Yafir said immediately.
“Just talk here.” Duke Moga wanted to kick this cousin of his. Even if they were to change rooms, there was no guarantee that a different room would have no surveillance. If they changed rooms, it would also make everyone suspect they had something to hide.
Luo XiaoLou really didn’t know the room had been broadcast live, so he was surprised. But when he thought of Yuan Xi taking 125 from him, his heart was suddenly clear. Well, it might bellyache, but it helped him a lot.
Duke Moga said coldly, “All right, I agree. The mining rights of the two pieces of land can be exchanged. Accordingly, since His Highness Prince Consort has already mapped out the mineral distribution of your land, why don’t you give that information to my friend?”
Luo XiaoLou froze. Thank goodness he really went back and had 125 create a map, otherwise it would be really troublesome right now. “Of course, but I also have something that I would like to ask Miss Yafir. I wonder how you know that the minerals that your friend needs are here?” Luo XiaoLou knew, of course, that there were several minerals with good reserves in that land.
Yafir raised his chin, “That’s less insightful. What’s so difficult about it? It was mentioned by a slave under me who is responsible for acquiring mineral materials.”
Luo XiaoLou frowned. “Slave?”
Yafir scowled. Although she didn’t want to pay attention to Luo XiaoLou, under her cousin’s stern eyes, she still said to the man guarding the door, “Bring Berg here.”
Not long afterwards, a dry, thin man appeared in the room. The groveling, lowly described appearance made the room full of people start to frown, especially Duke Moga, Yue Shang and Yuan Xi.
Even his master, Yafir, had a disgusted look on her face.
Luo XiaoLou surveyed the man twice before asking, “How do you know about the ore in that land? You’re familiar with terrain analysis?”
Berg stole a glance at Yafir before he said, “Terrain analysis? I’m not good at this, but I’ve been following the supervisor to buy materials for years. I’ve been to all kinds of places, and even walked to your side a few times. So, when I saw the map, I knew where that was even before I knew that there must be rich uranium and platinum ore there.”
Luo XiaoLou shook his head and said, “You really are not good at analysis, there is actually rich blue jade ore there. You would have caused me to lose a lot of money.”
Su Lan and Yafir’s eyes lit up. The value of blue jade, whether it was in the Federation or Telles, was extremely high. This item alone was worth more than the 30 million.
Luo XiaoLou’s face sank and he said to Yafir, “One or two words from him have caused me to lose a lot of money. Moreover, the mining right of my piece of land was already a bit more expensive than the twenty-eighth picture, so I would like, in addition, this slave.”
As soon as Berg heard that, he immediately glared hard at Luo XiaoLou a few times. Then he turned his head and almost knelt down to Yafir, as he cried and begged her not to agree. Now, Yafir only wanted to get rid of him immediately. Since Luo XiaoLou was willing to exchange the mining chip, she didn’t bother with such an unpleasant slave.
Even Duke Moga, after he weighed the value of the slave with what he knew, didn’t say anything. Finally, Yafir was bored with Berg’s cries and pushed him toward Luo XiaoLou. “All right, change it. However, I didn’t expect His Highness Prince Consort to be so vindictive.” Anyway, they had embarrassed Luo XiaoLou enough, having forced him to hand over the tenth map which hadn’t been mined, and was quite valuable.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t explain anything more for his reputation, just handed over the chip and the mineral distribution map to Yafir. Then he put the mining chip of the twenty-eighth map in Yafir’s hands.
Duke Moga thought he was still being broadcast live, and his heart felt like it was blocked. He waved at the crowd, and left first.
Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi looked at each other, and also headed out. This time, there was no one to stop them. When they passed through the hall, Gerald smiled and stared at Luo XiaoLou for half a day. Until he left the door, Luo XiaoLou’s back was still chilly. The feeling of being stared at by a powerful beast wasn’t very pleasant.
When they got outside, Xia Zuo kicked Berg, then locked the man up and followed Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi.
The group of people soon returned to the place where they lived. Then, Rod came over and quietly asked Luo XiaoLou, “Your Highness. What are you doing, bringing such a person back? They have slaves here that know less than the information available online. Now that we have joined the civilization development and trade system, we can already buy the information ourselves.”
Luo XiaoLou looked at Berg’s back. “What I want is this person. Think about it. A person who can judge the geographical location just by a painting. How sensitive is he to the terrain? Plus, he said he’s been to our side.”
“The terrain is complicated on the border where the war is happening. I’ve seen the star map there. Many asteroids aren’t inhabited, so even if you bring a star map, there are many incomplete records. But if you bring him, he can help Yuan Xi or the Empire a lot.”
Rod froze, then smiled. “It seems that His Highness, The Prince will have to put up with that nasty guy for a long time.”