978 Returning to Sweep City Again
Soon, Lin Huang found the few items that Tyrant and Bai needed for their elevation as he browsed the Stairway Mall. He put them into the shopping cart one after another.
The god relic ax that Tyrant needed was the most expensive one. Its original price was 80 billion Stairway points, but luckily for Lin Huang, he had a 40% discount because he was the deputy chief of the Heaven Alliance, so he purchased it at 48 billion points.
The second most expensive item was the ton of demigod's blood Bai needed which was originally priced at 50 billion Stairway points.
The third most expensive was the star core which originally cost 30 billion Stairway points.
He purchased everything at a 40% discount, spending a total of 105 billion Stairway points. By then, he was only left with slightly more than 20 billion Stairway points.
"It's almost time I drop by Sweep City."
Since Lin Huang had gathered the two items Tyrant lacked, it meant he would have three complete sets for elevating after he collected the materials at the black market.
As he arrived at Sweep City after passing through the dimensional portal, Lin Huang flew into the sky and headed toward the black market.
It took him a couple of minutes to get to the black market and he headed to the store where Hu Lu was.
He spoke before the attendant could ask, "I'm looking for Hu Lu."
"Please follow me." The attendant soon brought Lin Huang to the entrance of the room Hu Lu was in. "This is Sister Hu Lu's office."
"Thanks." Lin Huang went in directly.
Hu Lu was stunned to see Lin Huang come in. She clearly sensed that he had had a significant boost in his combat strength. A gleam of surprise flashed through her eyes, but soon she looked normal again and greeted while smiling, "Mr. Lin, you're here so soon. I thought you'd only be here tomorrow at the earliest."
"I happen to be free in the afternoon, so I came," Lin Huang explained. He did not plan to continue the small talk and went right into the topic. "Are the stuff ready?"
"It's ready. Please check." Hu Lu nodded while smiling. She took a temporary storage ring out from her Emperor's Heart Ring and handed it to Lin Huang.
Lin Huang took the ring and scanned it with his Divine Telekinesis. Soon, he checked and confirmed that the list was correct.
"The materials are correct. How much are they?"
"The total is one trillion, two hundred thirty-seven billion and one hundred million. We're giving you a 20% discount which makes it 989.68 billion. We've also rounded it up for you, so the final price is 980 billion," Hu Lu mentioned the price leisurely, "I'm sending you the detailed price list right now."
Lin Huang received the message just when she was done speaking.
He just looked at it roughly after opening the message instead of going through it thoroughly. He knew that Hu Lu would not fake something like this since he was a valuable client here. Moreover, they had been serving him for some time now and would not do something so petty to him.
After transferring the amount by scanning the code, Lin Huang put the temporary storage ring with the materials away into his Emperor's Heart Ring.
"Please continue to gather the remaining materials. I'll drop by again to pick them up when I have the time in the future."
"Sure, we'll inform you as soon as we've gathered all materials."
Lin Huang nodded and stood up in an attempt to leave, but Hu Lu stopped him.
"Mr. Lin, there's one more thing."
Lin Huang turned around in surprise. "What's the matter?"
"About the attack on the Heaven Alliance chief Chan Dou that you asked us to check a few days ago, we have news that' might not really be considered news." Hu Lu lowered her voice.
"What do you guys have?" Lin Huang turned around and placed both his hands on the back of the chair he was sitting on earlier.
"According to our intel, the one who attacked Chan Dou isn't any major organization that we already know. It should be a new, unknown organization. It might've been founded these few years. It could also be a minor organization that disguised themselves well in the past. We've no idea who exactly did it, so this news is complimentary for you.
"However, it's not the first time. A similar case has happened almost three years ago. Chan Dou's case is already the eighth case. All victims have the same characteristic as Chan Dou whereby all of them are high-level immortal-level supreme geniuses with stunning combat ability."
"You guys have no clue about this organization at all?" Lin Huang asked immediately.
"Not at all. If it has been done by any of the organizations that we're familiar with, we could tell with the tiniest trace. All major underground organization members have different behaviors, so it's easy for us to identify them. Especially imperial-level powerhouses, we know all of them from the different organizations as well as their techniques, so it would be futile no matter how they disguise themselves. To outsiders like you, it might be hard for you to tell someone apart as soon as they change their face and body shape, but to us who are in underground organizations, we can tell who that is in one glance.
"However, the organization that attacked Chan Dou isn't from any of the organizations that we know. They're hiding very well. Moreover, looking at the ability they've revealed so far, they possess at least a first or second-rate ability."
"Thanks for the information you've provided." Lin Huang nodded to show gratitude.
Clearly, Hu Lu did not know much, so she only provided him a rough direction.
Hu Li spoke to him through voice transmission as Lin Huang turned around and walked to the stairs.
"Please be extra careful too, Mr. Lin. Following the conclusion that we currently have, you fit the predator's target condition entirely. You might be on their hunting list."
Lin Huang stopped walking and thanked Hu Lu. Then, he walked out of the premise with a faint smirk on his lips.
He only mumbled to himself while smiling as he walked out of the store, "I can't wait for those people to come to me."
Lin Huang summoned dimensional portal after walking out of the black market alley and stepped into it.
The other side of the dimensional portal was not Wanbao City but the entrance to the second layer of the Abyss Brink.
He went right into the entrance, allowing his body to fall freely.
Approximately ten minutes later, he finally arrived at the second layer of the Abyss Brink.
He went there because of the major commotion elevating triple mutated monsters to quadruple mutated would bring. The elevation of Charcoal and the rest would not gain any attention from humans if it was done in forbidden lands such as the Abyss Brink and the Peaceful Ocean.
The condition of the Peaceful Ocean was too complicated whereby there might be demigod-level monsters hiding in the ocean at all times. It was not a viable place for the monsters to elevate. Even though Lin Huang was not afraid of demigods now, he might not be able to protect them from being attacked if the elevation aura of Charcoal and the rest attracted a couple of demigod-level monsters.
Meanwhile, it was a different story for the second layer of the Abyss Brink since the most powerful monsters here were only imperial-level yellow gold-rank which was the same as Charcoal and the rest. It was nothing to Lin Huang; he could handle them no matter how many came his way. Moreover, like the Peaceful Ocean, this was a dangerous place where nobody would come. Even if somebody sensed their aura, they might avoid them as far as they could.
"Bloody, pick a place that's far away from areas populated by humans." Lin Huang summoned Bloody as soon as his feet touched the ground of the second layer of the Abyss Brink.