Chapter 1815 - : Collaborative self-service
Chapter 1815: Collaborative self-service
The battle situation had suddenly become more intense.
More and more people were gathering in the Hall of Reincarnation.
Perhaps because of how arduous their assigned tasks were, all the Combatants had heavy expressions on their faces.!!
After all, this trip might very well be their last.
If that happened, they would return to the Forgetting River, lose all of their memories, and be reincarnated into a different realm.
Everyone felt uneasy.
———however, things had taken a turn for the better ever since the day before.
The people of the Hells Department had come up with a method to allow everyone to be resurrected after death.
Albeit, resurrection in Hell.
The news spread like wildfire throughout all the 5 Departments of Huang Quan.
By midnight of the same day, everyone already had known about this.
In exchange for guaranteed survival and a return trip to Huang Quan.
This resulted in a sigh of relief as well as complicated emotions toward the Hells Department in everyone’s mind.
Many people had already prepared countermeasures and tricks for the loopholes they found.
All were waiting until the morning of the next day.
But unexpectedly, when everyone gathered in the Hall of Reincarnation to prepare for sortie, they discovered that——-
“Where are they? Where are the people of Hell? How come they haven’t arrived yet today!”
Somebody called out.
「 That’s right, I’m about to head out already. I want to buy a one-time Hell Insurance, so why aren’t they here yet? 」another person worriedly commented.
An electronic voice suddenly spoke:
[To purchase Hell Insurance, please head towards the Southeast corner]
Everyone turned their heads.
At some unknown point, the Southeast corner of the Hall of Reincarnation had been filled with several lines of smart machines.
“Huang Quan machines?” someone exclaimed in surprise.
One of the machines spoke in an electronic voice: [Indeed, from today onwards, Hell Insurance will become a self-service program, please line up to use this machine]
「 Then, how should I operate you? 」somebody asked.
[Identification – Payment – pick up an empty can from the machine and toss it next to the trash bin on the floor, then the transaction is complete]
The machine replied.
One Combatant couldn’t wait any longer and hurriedly ran up to the machine to operate it as instructed and finally saw a can pop out from the side of the machine.
As he took a closer look, he saw the empty can had no designs except for two tiny lines of text at the bottom right corner:
[For Empty Can Adverts, please contact Hell Combatant: Rhode]
[Huang Quan contact number: XXXXXXXX, thank you]
Reading these two lines of text, the Combatant was completely speechless.
In the crowd, the people from the various forces that were prepared to take advantage of the loopholes were also speechless.
『 Sir? 』
Somebody tried asking for instructions.
One person muttered: “Hmph, to be able to utilize so many Huang Quan machines, Hell must have cooperated with the Hall of Reincarnation… this matter has gotten a lot more troublesome…”
The Hall of Reincarnation was the department responsible for all of Huang Quan’s affairs, so normal people wouldn’t dare to covet their possessions.
At another location.
Next to the Forgetting River.
Gu Qing Shan yawned.
“Not going to stay for a meal?” he asked a man standing next to him.
“No need, this matter has been properly arranged, there’s only one last issue” the man coldly replied.
“I’m all ears” Gu Qing Shan took a sip of his drink and casually said.
“The fee, isn’t 500 Merits a lot?” the man asked.
“Is it really that much?” Gu Qing Shan asked in return.
“That’s right, many people wouldn’t be able to earn 500 Merits even if they complete 3-4 tasks consecutively” the man answered.
“But I saw a lot of people yesterday who wouldn’t even blink when handing me hundreds of thousands of Merits” Gu Qing Shan commented.
“They belong to the minority, I advise that you should consider its influence on Huang Quan as a whole, after all, that is more important than anything else” the man explained.
Gu Qing Shan fell into thought.
Influence on Huang Quan as a whole?
Then I should indeed take it into careful consideration.
—–making a fortune is a good thing, drawing envy is no issue either, but I can’t draw people’s grudges, it’s best to make it so that it benefits all the beings in Huang Quan and gives positive feedback to the world.
I’m quite experienced in such matters after all…
“Then so be it, everyone won’t have to pay exactly 500 Merits every time” Gu Qing Shan said.
“How much would it be then?” the man asked.
“Anyone who wishes to be served by Hell Insurance only needs to pay 1/10th of the total Merit that they possess”
The man was stunned.
If a person only possessed 100 Merits, the fee they’d have to pay would only be 10 Merits.
That is a benefit for poor people.
But if someone possessed 1 million Merits, they’d have to pay 100,000 Merits to insure their life!
That is an astronomical number!
This way, not only would this business not lose money, the revenue would actually increase explosively due to the percentage fees.
At the same time, this would ensure that everyone and anyone can receive protection, nobody would have to die, and Huang Quan’s forces as a whole would not diminish.
The man commented: “That is fine, but for certain Combatants with real prowess…”
“The Hall of Reincarnation can’t just take a percentage cut without doing anything right? That’ll be your turn to step forward and maintain societal peace” Gu Qing Shan shrugged.
The man thought briefly and turned back to him: “You truly are impressive… I will return and report it to the Hall Master”
He stood up and clasped his hand towards Gu Qing Shan, preparing to leave.
“Ah? You really won’t stay for a meal?” Gu Qing Shan quickly asked.
“This is a big matter, it can’t be delayed” the man replied.
“…Very well, I wish brother Leng a peaceful journey, feel free to pay a visit whenever you’re free” Gu Qing Shan earnestly said.
This man was called Leng Qian Chen.
Leng Qian Chen.
Was actually the Demon Dragon.
After coming up with the ‘money tree’, Gu Qing Shan specifically came to him to ask for cooperation.
Demon Dragon was part of the Hall of Reincarnation, and the Hall of Reincarnation would obviously not turn down a good deal that came directly to their doorsteps.
That was why the two of them had met up like this.
However, Demon Dragon still hadn’t realized his identity, assuming that he was just another Combatant that had awoken from within the River of Death.
“Very well, this is a long-term cooperation, so we will be keeping in touch”
Demon Dragon clasped his fist again and vanished in a flash.
Gu Qing Shan laid back down on his reclining chair and stretched his back——-
And that’s that.
All I need to do is sit back and collect money.
However, how come Demon Dragon seems a bit…
He doesn’t seem to carry himself with the same sense of arrogance and disobedience from before.
While Gu Qing Shan was thinking, a pair of pearly small hands reached out from behind his chair and took off his sunglasses.
“Hey, it’s time for lunch already, let’s go back” Xiao Lang said.
Gu Qing Shan lazily said: “Let me lie down for a bit longer”
“No, you need to cook too” Liu Li said with her arms crossed, standing on the other side.
“You guys have so many Merits now, can’t you order takeout or something?” Gu Qing Shan couldn’t help but retort.
“Takeout is nowhere near as good as what you make”Xiao Lang replied.
Gu Qing Shan sighed and stood up from his chair, then looked at the Forgetting River and the riverbank in front of him.
The water is clear.
The wind is breezy.
The sandy banks are also great.
Alright, I’ve relaxed enough today.
Let’s go back and cook lunch.
He shook his head.
—–I originally intended this to be an inconspicuous way of earning Merit, who knew it would cause such a huge commotion?
But there’s no other solution.
I need a million Merits to awaken the Devil King Warden Rod.
If I don’t put in effort while I still can, Shannu, Heaven, Earth, and Chao Yin——
Gu Qing Shan shook his head and checked his current Merit value.
There’s only a little bit to go before I can awaken the Devil King Warden Rod.
But I can’t go get the Devil King Warden Rod right away yet, I have something else I need to do.
“Xiao Lang, Liu Li, after lunch, let’s head out and pick some equipment, we need to seize the time and improve our strength”
“Huh? I was thinking about going shopping with my sister this afternoon”
“You shouldn’t” Gu Qing Shan replied.
“Alright, but why?” Liu Li asked.
The two girls were truly impressed with him enough that they were subconsciously accepting his opinion without question.
Gu Qing Shan answered with a serious tone: “Perhaps you still haven’t realized, but we’ve altered the war situation of Huang Quan on a fundamental basis. Ever since yesterday, Huang Quan would no longer have to worry about manpower ever again”
“This is a good thing, what does it have to do with us improving our strength?” Xiao Lang doubtfully asked.
Gu Qing Shan smiled: “How could it not be related? As the world improves, we must always proceed ahead of it; if we remain stagnant without improving, we will die sooner or later”
“Ah? Is it that serious!?”
“We’re in the middle of the Samsara Clash for Supremacy, not moving forward means the same as moving backwards, and being stagnant is the same as being dead——- I guess that our Hells Department will soon be assigned new tasks as well” Gu Qing Shan replied.
The two of them remained silent for a short moment before nodding.
They were originally Deities, so they understood the implications behind Gu Qing Shan’s words after just a bit of thinking.
There was one more thing that Gu Qing Shan didn’t say.
With such a huge commotion as soon as I arrived, even the inconspicuous method had become conspicuous.
The only thing I have to watch out for right now is the Samsara’s reaction.
—–will it send me to death?
—-or will it come up with a different way to deal with me?
However, I now understand things a lot more clearly than before and have made the appropriate preparations.
Just you wait.