792 Three Demigod Relics
Seeing the points of the first name on the leaderboard constantly increasing, the people on the Stairway Tree started feeling bored. Lin Huang's points had never stopped rising.
However, as it reached 287 million points, it suddenly stopped increasing, catching the attention of many.
"Lin Xie's points have stopped changing since 10 minutes ago, but the name on the leaderboard shows that he's still online. Is he looking for a place to hide?"
"The monster horde has just begun for a while but he can already no longer fight them. It seems like he isn't as strong as we think. I thought that he could fight the entire night."
"You said that it has just been a while but to be exact, it's been two hours. Lin Xie had the courage to stop the monster horde in the Secret Forest and still, he didn't die after the two-hour fight. This has indeed proven his ability. Those who think that Lin Xie isn't that powerful, why not enter the Secret Forest and see if you can stay alive for two hours?"
Lin Xie did not bother about the discussion that went on in the Genius Union at all. Instead of logging out, he entered the Stairway Mall.
"There're a total of 287 million points. 263 million points are usable which equals 263 billion Life Crystals. The outcome is completely out of my expectations." Lin Huang laughed. He thought that he would be fortunate enough if he could earn tens of millions of points in two days as he already had 24 million points previously. He did not expect using that Bloody's battle strategy, the points he gained would far exceed his expectations.
"It's not worth directly exchanging your points for Life Crystals here," Bloody reminded.
Before returning to checkpoint 55 on the Stairway Tree, he had recalled Bai and the rest back into their card forms. He only brought Bloody along with him to the Stairway Mall.
"I know. That's why I brought you along to see if there's anything that's worth exchanging here to be sold at a premium out there." Of course, Lin Huang would not directly exchange his points for Life Crystals. It was terribly silly to do so.
"The rarer the item, the higher the offer price at the auction. With your points now, your first choice will be to purchase a demigod relic. Among the demigod relics, demigod-level swords and sabers have the highest demand, followed by armors. If you were to sell these demigod relics at the auction, you don't need to worry that nobody will buy it," Bloody laughed as it suggested.
"Although 263 million points seem like a lot, we can only afford to buy a few demigod relics. The cheapest demigod relic at the Stairway Mall costs 10 million points." Lin Huang had skimmed through the prices of the demigod relics. He was now screening through the items again, looking at the big screen at the Stairway Mall.
"The cheapest demigod-level saber costs 16 million points. It's 15 million points for the sword and 19 million points for armor." Lin Huang realized that they were much more expensive than what he had seen previously. Perhaps the cheaper items might have already been purchased by others.
"Check the details," Bloody was staring at the screen as it said.
Not many demigod relics were left at the Stairway Mall. The weapon which was in abundance was the saber; they had 28 of them. The item they had least was armor with only 17 of them remaining. There were 23 swords as well. Lin Huang and Bloody soon read through the detailed information of these three types of items.
"The items with the highest price are the best quality ones. If I were to sell them at the auction, perhaps the increment in price will be lower than that of the lower priced items." Lin Huang was quite well-versed with this matter. "Should we buy the lower priced items?"
"Have you seen the list of items for sale at the auction? What's the last item to be sold off on the last day of the auction?" Bloody asked, not suggesting anything right away.
"Yes. The two items to be sold off on the last day are a demigod-level saber and a demigod-level combat sword."
"Are there only two of these demigod relics for sale?"
"Yes, there are only two of them. The demigod relics aren't cabbage. It's considered an attractive thing to have these two items sold off on the last day." Lin Huang nodded.
"How's the quality of the two demigod relics?" Bloody asked again.
"According to the information provided, their quality is about the same as these two items." Lin Huang then selected a demigod-level sword and a demigod-level saber on the screen. The price of the sword was 22 million points whereas the saber cost 23 million points.
"Since that's the quality of their last item for sale at the auction, we should try giving them a chance to change the items for sale on the last day of the auction." Bloody chuckled.
"Do you mean that we should look for a demigod relic that's of an even better quality so that it'll be the last item for sale at the auction?"
"Yes, you're right. Since they've announced the last item for sale in advance and the price has already been fixed, they can offer a better price if we were to send them items that are even better in quality. Since people can compare these items in terms of quality, the bidders will spend more in order to bid for a higher quality demigod relic." Bloody already had the entire plan in its mind.
"But they've already promoted those items. Even if I were to send these items in today, it's a bit too late to do so. Are they still going to offer me the best price?" Lin Huang was still worried.
"Don't worry. They're experts in this field and they will have their way. We just need to send them the items and they'll do the rest," Bloody assured confidently.
"Choose this for the saber. It costs 31 million points. It has a better quality than the saber that costs 23 million points. Choose the sword that costs 29 million points." After Bloody had finished its words, it then picked out a set of armor which cost 33 million points.
"These three items, right?" Lin Huang confirmed.
"Yes, these three are enough. Having three different types of items, we can target three different customer groups. This is the only armor being sold and it will definitely excite the bidders. There's already one saber and sword being sold at the auction. Therefore, buying one sword and one saber will be enough. They'll feel that it isn't valuable if we have more. The rest of the demigod relics have very low demand and we can hardly sell it off at a good price. There's no need to get those items," Bloody explained.
The Heaven Alliance members would receive 30% off their purchase. Lin Huang spent 65.1 million points purchasing the three demigod relics that Bloody had chosen. He saved about 28 million points which was almost equivalent to buying two items and getting one free. Initially upset, he felt much happier now.
After purchasing the three demigod relics, Lin Huang then logged out of the Genius Union after leaving the Secret Forest for about half an hour.
On the Stairway Tree, many people were staring at the points on the leaderboard, wondering if something had happened to Lin Huang.
After half an hour, Lin Huang's points never changed right until the light on his name dimmed.
"Lin Huang has logged out?!"
"His points never changed for half an hour. He's just started playing. How can he log out at this moment!? What is he doing? Is he fooling us?"
"Could he have encountered some scary monsters or a massive monster horde and was escaping from them?"
Many people agreed with this hypothesis because one would not be able to instantly log out from the Stairway Tree. There was a two-second delay. If the person was distracted during the two seconds delay, he or she would not be able to log out. If monsters were chasing Lin Huang the past half an hour, then everything would make sense.
Just as everybody was discussing on the Stairway Tree, Lin Huang had dressed himself up in a disguise and rushed towards the auction in Wanbao City.