Half an hour later.
Gu Qing Shan and Zhang Ying Hao were standing in front of a row of buildings.
“You know” Gu Qing Shan pointed at the buildings and said: “I would have been able to find this place myself”
They were standing in front of a huge technology skyscraper, the sign on it says “Confederate Department of Technology”
The Confederate Department of Technology is one of the most well-guarded places in the entire Confederate, as many of the cutting edge breakthrough in technology are being experimented on and protected here.
There were at least 20 Martial Eminence guarding this place.
An orbital satellite is on surveillance 24/7, as well as two squads of Mech Fighters on periodic patrols.
6 Interstellar Warships are patrolling the airspace back and forth.
And Impartial Goddess herself is always paying attention here.
Zhang Ying Hao looked up at the patrolling Warship, then said: “That’s right, this place certainly does have space monster parts, my black cat isn’t wrong”
“But the price to get in is too high” Gu Qing Shan said.
“You’re also right” Zhang Ying Hao squats down again, softly speaking: “Hey precious, this place won’t do, can you choose a different one please?”
The black cat listened, then looked at the two of them, and at the Confederate Department of Technology building, then meow in disdain.
——–scaredy cats, the place is right there and you can’t even enter.
The black cat then turns around and went another direction.
They followed it.
Another hour later.
An extremely crowded casino.
As Zhang Ying Hao arrived, he looked at it in surprise.
“What’s wrong?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“They even have space monster parts now?” Zhang Ying Hao spoke in disbelief.
“You know this place?”
“I do, but not very well, this used to be a place to exchange information”
“Seems like they’ve begun a different business now”
As they were talking, the black cat dove down into the ground and disappeared.
“The skill’s time ran out, so it must be here” Zhang Ying Hao said, then asked: “Do you have Merit? To enter the core facilities, you’ll need to exchange Merit for betting chips”
“I might not have much else, but Merit I never lack”
When he heard about Merit, Gu Qing Shan suddenly felt a bit more confident.
As he used Merits to exchange for a large amount of betting chips, a servant arrived and respectfully led them to the elevator.
There were about 20 elevators in the main lobby, and the elevators only allow one group of customers to enter at a time.
As the servant entered one of them, he asked: “So what do you want to enjoy, dear customers?”
“We ——-“ Zhang Ying Hao glanced at Gu Qing Shan.
“The more special the better” Gu Qing Shan smiled at the servant.
The servant took a look at their betting chip box.
The chip box was filled to the brim with the highest valued red chips.
Then he showed them a smile: “Dear distinguished customers, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed”
Then he pushed a button on the elevator.
The elevator quickly moved and only started to slow down after a few minutes.
The clear sound of the bell.
What appeared in front of them was an impressively large lake.
“An underground lake?” Zhang Ying Hao.
Getting off the elevator, they were led by the servant to a high VIP boxed seat near the lake.
Along the lake, many other VIP boxed seats were already filled with customers.
The boxed seats are all reinforced, there were even weapons prepared on the side that faces the lake.
After the servant took out an intercom to ask below, he addressed them: “The previous round has ended, so the next round will start shortly, please wait for a bit”
Some excellent dishes as well as famous wine were served.
As the two of them didn’t care for the food and drinks, they only sat silently, waiting until the servant said: “It’s starting”
A figure flew towards the center of the lake.
As the lake was too large, he only made it halfway before he started to fall down.
But then he suddenly stepped on the air, gained more force and continued to fly forward.
Gu Qing Shan and Zhang Ying Hao exchanged looks.
To borrow power from the air, this is a Martial Eminence.
A Grandmaster that wants to reach this level would need resource, talent and luck, not even one factor could be lacking.
As the Martial Eminence made it to the wooden dinghy in the middle of the lake, he dropped something down from his shoulder.
It was an unconscious man.
As he put the man down, the Martial Eminence flew off the dinghy and out of the underground lake.
Then, the man started to move again as he regained consciousness.
It was now that the servant said: “You can make your bets now”
“How do I bet?” Zhang Ying Hao asked.
The servant: “From 0 seconds being the lowest, you can bet how long he’ll survive, the longest you can go is 3 minutes ———-as the man will be considered to have won if he survives for 3 minutes.
“There is a total of 3 rounds today, the person who wins the most today will also get the lucky grand prize”
“What is the lucky grand prize?” Zhang Ying Hao asked.
“It’s different every day, but today it’s either a space monster part, or a strange person” the servant replied.
They looked at each other.
Gu Qing Shan spoke in a low voice: “Your God’s Chosen Skill isn’t too bad”
Zhang Ying Hao shrugged: “I use it to make a living after all”
Gu Qing Shan looked down at the lake, asking: “What’s in the lake?”
They could only see a large shadow swimming under the lake.
“An extinct ancient beast, revived using genetic modification, it’s been left hungry for 2 days” the servant smiled.
At the same time, on a VIP boxed seat to the right of Gu Qing Shan and Zhang Ying Hao.
A middle-aged man laughed as he stood up and tossed a glass full of red liquid at the lake.
His throwing strength is quite good, as the glass fell right near the middle of the lake.
The red liquid flowed outward and quickly spread.
You could see the shadow under the lake become more agitated.
Zhang Ying Hao’s noise twitched a bit, muttering: “That’s blood”
“There’s no problem with him doing that?” Gu Qing Shan asked the servant.
“You can’t directly kill the person in the middle of the lake, but aside from that, you can do as you please” the servant smiled and replied.
On the right boxed seats, the middle-aged man spoke like he was showing off to his companion: “Look, this giant thing is really good with his mouth, last time he only took one bite to shear a person in half”
The woman sitting next to him yawned, uninterestedly answered: “Is that right? How scary”
The woman casually looked away, glancing at the other boxed seats to see Gu Qing Shan and Zhang Ying Hao.
Those two are quite good looking.
She was a bit surprised, then decided to lean over to look at them carefully.
The woman’s eyes lit up.
Zhang Ying Hao’s figure is only decent, but from many years of good education and living a fulfilling life, he naturally exudes an aura of high Aristocracy.
Gu Qing Shan was a bit younger, but he had a handsome, youthful face, as he elegantly sat there, he carried a clean air, emitting an unknown aura that draws you in and leave you unconsciously satisfied as you watch.
As they’re both her type, she held nothing back staring at them.
This type of blatant staring, how could it not draw the two’s attention?
Zhang Ying Hao is still fine. Since he has been in and out a lot during the last few years, he’s already used to being stared at by both men and women. Thus he only took notice before ignoring the woman entirely.
But Gu Qing Shan isn’t the same. As soon as his spirit sense felt someone watching him, he immediately reacted and looked.
Who? What do they want?
He saw the woman right away.
As the woman was hit by his sight, her entire body couldn’t help but instinctively tense up and freeze solid.
In a single moment, her entire mind was blank, unable to think.
This feeling was just like the time when she was 6 years old, when she slipped and fell into the predator den at the zoo. The same feeling as when she was seen by the lions there, slowly walking forward as they prepared to lunge and strike.