There was a significant difference between the stores on the asteroid belt and the stores Chi Jun saw on the capital star. There was an entire street full of beast cards and alloy cards but the doors looked like they hadn’t been opened for years.
Chi Jun raised a hand to the bonsai on his shoulder and pushed open the door of the first alloy card store.
The layout inside was very consistent with the high-tech features of the interstellar era. The furnishings were very simple and there were a variety of large and small pieces of metal. They were messily stacked in the corner and looked a bit dusty. It was messy but the metal here gave him feedback, making his metal ability restless and subconsciously scatter.
Chi Jun finally got a definite understanding of the scarce metal resources of the asteroid belt. Most of the metals stacked in this store contained metal elements that Chi Jun had never touched in his last world.
Chi Jun could feel it. These metals just needed a bit of nudging from his metal ability and they would let out a very powerful force. Blowing up the surrounding street wasn’t a problem.
Chi Jun, “……”
He carefully took back his ability and turned to look at Bonsai Gu on his shoulder. Bonsai Gu stretched out branches to caress his ears. Even if Chi Jun accidentally detonated all the energy in the metals of the store, Bonsai Gu could protect everyone here.
Chi Jun smiled, exposing his white teeth before reaching out to poke the small trunk of his family’s bonsai. Bonsai Gu stood firmly on the shoulder and didn’t fall from the poke. Of course, Chi Jun also didn’t expect his one finger to be able to push his family’s bonsai backwards.
At this point, someone finally came out from the back of the store. A tall man spoke loudly, “What do you want to buy?”
He wasn’t gentle and smiling. There wasn’t the general astuteness of a businessman. Chi Jun took a few steps forward. “Do you have any blank alloy cards?”
He only saw the messes of metal blocks and no cards.
The man stared at him. “Come with me.”
Metal wasn’t rare on the resource star and there were very few people who bought finished alloy cards. After all, the asteroid belt security wasn’t good. Those with a bit of ability to make cards or experienced card makers could leave here. The rest didn’t have enough money to leave.
Chi Jun followed the man to the back. Behind the chaotic front room was a very neat studio with several cabinets, a pile of alloy cards neatly placed on them. In the middle was a workbench with instruments on it. Under the instrument was a thin alloy card that didn’t seem to have been completed.
The man casually pointed in the direction of the cabinets. “There are various types of low-end blank alloy cards. They are cheap and cost two star coins. The middle cabinet has intermediate level alloy cards that cost 10,000 star coins. If you want higher-grade alloy cards, there are some ready made ones in that cabinet for 50,000 star coins. If you want to customize it then the fee is 100,000 star coins.”
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Chi Jun gazed at the alloy cards.
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In addition, the owner sold it at a very cheap price.
The shopkeeper waited for a while and didn’t see the guest speaking. He sat directly in front of the instrument and continued to work on his alloy card. Subconsciously, he didn’t think this teenager would buy so many alloy cards.
Chi Jun looked at the variety of alloy cards. Other people probably needed equipment to help identify these alloy cards but his metal ability could investigate. He determined that the alloy cards here were excellent and well-made. He liked them very much.
At the same time, the owner finished making the alloy card and he casually placed it in the intermediate alloy card cabinet. Seeing the customer stand in front of the cabinet without an instrument to investigate, only staring at the alloy cards with his own eyes, he didn’t think this person would buy a lot of cards. The storekeeper sat down and started making the next card.
Chi Jun, “……”
As a guest buying something, did he have no sense of existence?
Chi Jun had to clear his throat. “Boss, do you deliver?”
He had gone out with a smart backpack and didn’t carry the universal hoverboard that he brought from his home and put inside the starship. The storekeeper silently stared at Chi Jun.
This person might not be considered as strong but he wasn’t too weak to stand up to the wind. The storekeeper was baffled for a moment. Why did this customer need delivery for a few alloy cards?
The owner’s line of sight was too straightforward and Chi Jun’s mouth twitched. Of course, he could move it. He could move it even if he bought all the alloy cards! However, why did he need to move it when he could borrow auxiliary equipment?
Therefore, Chi Jun spoke seriously, “If not, do you have a suspension trolley for me to borrow?”
The shopkeeper, “………”
He silently brought out the suspension trolley he used to carry all types of metals. Unlike Chi Jun’s hoverboard, it was a bit large and rough. If Chi Jun’s hoverboard was a small suitcase, this was probably an oversized pickup truck. Still, the roughness didn’t hinder its suspension function. It saved him effort and worry.
Chi Jun raised a hand and carried the medium and high-grade alloy cards down from the cabinet towards the suspension trolley. Chi Jun realized after meeting such a dull store owner…
The Chen Shu he met was a wise storekeeper and knew how to do business.
Seeing the customer act by himself, the owner finally reacted. “Do you want to buy all the intermediate and high-grade alloy cards?”
Chi Jun glanced at him. “Otherwise? The cards have all been moved down.”
He didn’t come to rob the store. The surprise came too suddenly and the owner didn’t know how to react. He watched Chi Jun continue to move the alloy cards and suddenly roared, “You slow down!”
The sound was too big and too sudden that Chi Jun was stunned and stopped moving. Telling him to slow down, did this person not intend to sell?
A large smile appeared on the owner’s face as all anger disappeared from his voice. “Let me do it!”
Chi Jun, “……”
He silently let go. As a result, the alloy cards were quickly moved by the store owner onto the suspension trolley according to different order rules. This person might seem very casual about raw materials but he showed a deep love for the alloy cards. It was an obsessive compulsive disorder.
Chi Jun opened his quantum computer and transferred a large amount of star coins to the owner. The owner was still a bit stunned from such a large business transaction and Chi Jun went straight to the door, carefully closing it.
Once outside the door, Chi Jun heard laughter from inside. The laughter accompanied the words, “Chi Jun, Chi Jun, you are really the blessing of our planet!”
The store owner attributed such a large business transaction due to Chi Jun, who destroyed the nearby star thieves. After all, his business could be so red-hot because there were no star thefts nearby!
Chi Jun outside the door, “……”
He hadn’t told the shopkeeper his name. The quantum computer transfer protected personal information! Then what was this?
The bonsai on his shoulder shook the ginkgo leaves and the branches touched Chi Jun’s hair. Chi Jun’s mouth grabbed a leaf as he pushed the suspension trolley and returned to the hotel.
After pulling out a pile of blank alloy cards from the trolley, Chi Jun sat cross-legged on the sofa and took out Shen Cong’s damaged beast card. Shen Cong’s alloy card was a high-grade seven star combat card. Unlike Song Bohao’s combat card, this should be according to the military’s standards and was engraved with a beast body pattern.
Before his simplification, the beast pattern was too complex and imprinting it onto a card took up a lot of space, affecting the fighting power of a single mechanical beast to some extent. Therefore, this beast pattern wasn’t suitable for many applications but it was very suitable for group combat in the military.
Chi Jun touched the beast card twice before putting it to one side. He might’ve bought many finished alloy cards but none of them met the metal ratio in Shen Cong’s beast card. Therefore, in order to repair Shen Cong’s combat card, Chi Jun took out dozens of intermediate and high-grade alloy cards.
This was the reason for buying alloy cards instead of metal. The cards covered a wide variety of metals and the content was second. He couldn’t use a pile of metal blocks every time he repaired a beast card. The alloy cards he selected were constantly separated and then combined using his metal ability.
Eventually, Shen Cong’s combat card was covered by something like flowing liquid and the damaged parts were filled in little by little. The combat card with countless scratches gradually became clean as new.
At the same time, Chi Jun’s metal ability seeped layer by layer into the combat card. Chi Jun probed and found that the military standard beast card had a surprising amount of interference patterns. The high-grade beast patterns he previously saw in the library were almost completely useless.
Chi Jun could only slowly act, repeatedly imprinting and removing before imprinting again. There were countless repetitions before the interference patterns were finally cleared the damaged lines restored. Chi Jun looked at the repaired combat card and then the metal powder scattered on the ground. It was a pity that this metal could no longer be used after experiencing the imprinting removal. It was a bit of a waste…
Still, there was no other way. The interference patterns were used to prevent the beast card from being copied by others. He couldn’t hope that it didn’t exist. He couldn’t improve efficiency unless he knew more about the beast patterns.
Chi Jun held the repaired beast card and wanted to see how this combat card worked. He looked around. The hotel wasn’t small but the roof probably couldn’t endure it.
This caused Chi Jun to glance at the bonsai on his shoulder. “Shall we go out for a trip?”
At this time, Gu Yanzheng had run to the other side of the planet…
He found most of the banned genetic drugs sold at the planet’s black market but one or two more drugs would take time. Gu Yanzheng could only sigh silently when he heard his lion’s fierce words and couldn’t wait to rush back. He couldn’t say anything since it meant restricting his lion’s movements. He could only divide most of his mind into the little ginkgo bonsai.
Chi Jun saw the little ginkgo nod his crown and reached for the bonsai. He walked out while saying, “We will try this card and then come back.”
Bonsai Gu, “…”
What else could he do apart from indulge this person?