Li Qiye slowly re-emerged after some time had passed . Strands of light came out of the ground and gathered on his palm, eventually forming Heaven Reckon again .
The ruler changed quite a bit - its light became more luminous with signs of returning to the origin, changing from complexity to simplicity . Everything became part of a singular scale, easy to grasp .
He seemed to have fallen asleep while the ruler continued to exude rippling radiance . All mysteries were hidden within .
When he opened his eyes again, they profoundly glared at the far horizon: “I see . I’m a reasonable and cultured person, so I’ll start with peaceful measures first . ” Having said that, he set off with a smirk .
This place was far bigger than any single system . No one knew of its exact size . At this moment, people were coming and going to find treasure grounds and fortunes .
“Over there, it’s an official ground . ” A senior looked at a mountain ahead and told his group of disciples .
These juniors didn’t notice anything special at all . One of them asked: “Master, what is an official ground?”
“It’s a place with a marked price . As long as you pay it, there is a chance . ” The master responded .
“And if there isn’t?” The disciple inquired again .
“Those are wildlands with no known price . People can throw money there and get nothing in return . Of course, if one is lucky enough, they can become rich by just spending one coin . A lot of people gamble there . ” The master patiently explained .
“That’s the only difference?” The disciple continued .
“Official grounds are much safer and easier to escape from . ” The master answered .
“We want to buy that mountain?” Another question came up .
“We don’t have that much money, only that little area . ” The senior pointed towards the east .
“Who do we buy it from?” The disciple saw that it was deserted .
“No from anyone . ” The group got there and the master said: “See that sign? If there is a sign, it’s an official ground . No sign means that it is a wildland . ”
The juniors looked down and saw a symbol of a golden coin on the ground . It seemed like it originated from an ancient era . The carvings have faded for the most part .
“How much is it?” A different disciple looked at the symbol but didn’t understand anything .
“It hasn’t appeared yet, we need to ask . ” The master shook his head and smiled .
With that, he threw a coin at the symbol .
“Clank!” The coin disappeared right away . The symbol lit up and revealed a number after a buzz .
“What the hell? Wanting true coins for a price check? it wants to squeeze us dry . ” One of them complained .
“That’s why the rich do very well here . Without money, taking a single step is hard, let alone finding treasures . ” The master smiled .
“It, it wants 30,000 true coins at the True Warrior level . ” One disciple stuttered .
The group looked around and became speechless . This land had less than ten fields yet it wanted such a high price?
“It’s too expensive . ” They shared this sentiment because they weren’t from a big sect and had limited money .
“Have to try . ” The master gritted his teeth and took out a spatial pouch . He counted the coins and took out exactly 30,000 true coins of the True Warrior level . He naturally didn’t want to spend so much because it wasn’t easy for them to save for it .
“Get back now, if something bad happens, just run . You’re not strong enough to handle anything dangerous . ” The master told his disciples .
After the youths retreated far away, the master finally threw down the coins .
“Clank . ” All the coins disappeared after touching the ground .
“Crack!” This area suddenly cracked in many places . Finally, an item underground came out in the same location as the symbol .
It emitted strands of lights with an ancient aura .
“Yes! Looks like a treasure talisman . ” The group saw this talisman and didn’t know what it was . Nevertheless, its aura was quite impressive .
“Quite a profit, 30,000 true coins for this item . ’ The master became excited .
“Master, we have to put it away lest others notice . ” A smart disciple rushed over to take the talisman .
“Watch out!” The master noticed a disturbance underground and became startled .
Alas, it was too late . Blood splashed everywhere . A long tentacle dripped out of the ground and penetrated this disciple’s chest, resulting in instant death .
“Master…” The boy’s eyes widened in disbelief . His master couldn’t save him .
“Second Brother!” The others screamed .
“Don’t come over . ” This master decisively pushed everyone back right when more tentacles came out of the ground .
They surrounded the talisman . Each was as black as ink with scales and thorns - quite a terrifying spectacle .
People didn’t know what kind of monster was underground after seeing them .
“Go call your First Uncle and the others, we’ll fight our way in together . ” The master didn’t want to lose this talisman and told one junior .
This youth immediately went to ask for help .
These things happened quite often in Moneyfall . The result and the accompanying emotions varied as well .
On a particular flat mound, someone was dropping some true coins .
This stimulated some cracking noises before a beam shooting to the sky .
“Lotus Lamp, this is an ancient artifact!” The expert became ecstatic and left right away with the treasure . Others would become greedy after finding out .
“So lucky, spending only 3,000 True Hero coins for an ancient artifact, that’s some heaven-defying luck . ” Greed and envy engulfed the area .
“Clank!” Someone else spent a massive amount of coins and the place suddenly collapsed .
Before people could reach, a howl came about . Long teeth appeared before a massive bloody jaw . It swallowed everyone instantly while biting down on their bones .
“No…” Some people managed to scream before being eaten alive .
After devouring everyone, the jaw retreated back to the ground .
“Shit, aren’t official grounds safer?” A spectator in the distant shuddered .
“Yes, relative to the wildlands . But the higher priced areas are proportionally more dangerous . ” An older cultivator explained .