Chapter 279 Make money, make money, make money!
What the owner of the gold shop did not know was that Ren Xiaosu did not care whether the Yang Consortium’s currency had depreciated here or not. That was because the palace only required officially issued currencies. It was all the same no matter which organization’s currency it was!
It could be said that the currently devalued Yang Consortium currency was just right for Ren Xiaosu’s requirements. Moreover, the money he traded for would also be useful if he really went to the Yang Consortium’s territory in the future.
After all, the Yang Consortium’s currency would not depreciate in its own territory. Only the Qing Consortium and the Li Consortium currency would depreciate there.
Ren Xiaosu had not expected that the war would still bring him a windfall like that when they came back to the stronghold. He did not even know how he should thank the Li Consortium for this.
With the chaos going on outside during the war, no one would really care if he was just selling off a little bit of gold. So this was a good opportunity to get some of it off his hands.
It was no wonder some people often said that those who made money during a war were filthy rich. Ren Xiaosu could deeply understand the meaning of this now. When war broke out, much of the order that was in place would get disrupted.
The shop owner said with a smile, “Young man, how much gold do you have? I’ll take however much you have.”
He asked the owner, “How much of the Yang Consortium’s currency do you have! I’ll trade for however much you have!”
He was that generous!
The shop owner lowered his voice and said, “I have 240,000 yuan here. Right now, a gram of gold can be exchanged for 8,000 yuan of the Yang currency!”
“240,000 yuan is kinda low…” Ren Xiaosu was already so rich that 240,000 yuan no longer interested him.
After all, his gold stash would hardly look any different if he took out 30 grams of gold to exchange for this amount.
No, Ren Xiaosu felt he had missed out on something very important.
He suddenly thought of something and asked, “How much of the Qing currency do you have then? I’ll trade for both of them!”
The shop owner was ecstatic. “Young man, you’re doing a good deed. I really have you to thank! I still have 310,000 yuan of the Qing currency!”
“Gratitude received from Liao Yizhong, +1!”
The voice from the palace said, “Quest is 10% complete.”
Ren Xiaosu was shocked. The palace had mentioned a quest to help ten stronghold residents who were suffering from the war. As it turned out, the owner of the gold shop fell under this category as well.
After thinking about it carefully, it did seem like that was the case. With all that money stuck on hand, this fellow had been suffering from insomnia for several days.
With that, Ren Xiaosu knew how he should complete the quest.
Ren Xiaosu immediately convinced himself from the bottom of his heart that he was not a war profiteer. He was only helping out the stronghold residents that were suffering in the war!
Ren Xiaosu knew that he was twisting words and logic, but how else could he make himself feel better?
Well, he could just convince himself!
Ren Xiaosu did not immediately head to the other gold shops but went back to the military truck first. He pulled down the tarp to cover the back of the vehicle so that no one outside could see what was going on within.
Ren Xiaosu looked at Wang Yuchi and the others and said, “What I’m about to do is absolutely confidential. You cannot tell anyone about it, including your female classmates.”
“Can we tell Ms. Jiang, though?” Wang Yuchi asked. Wang Yuchi still hadn’t recovered from his injuries. But his pain went away after the black medicine was applied.
Ren Xiaosu thought for a moment. “Yes, you may.”
Earlier, Ren Xiaosu had thought of a way to treat the broken bones Wang Yuchi and the others had gotten. The method was to distribute some of the nanomachines to them so they could use them to help set and mend their broken bones.
That would be the best way for now. It was better than having to go to the hospital.
Ren Xiaosu was willing to escape with these students because they had not betrayed him during Li Dingding’s interrogation. Since Chen Wudi had super hearing, he couldn’t be wrong about this.
If this were the past, Ren Xiaosu would definitely not have revealed to them the nanomachine secret. But now, the situation had changed. Ren Xiaosu was willing to share more about it with them.
Furthermore, he had a few too many nanomachines in his storage space now and couldn’t use all of them on himself. If the Li Consortium found out about this, they would probably be grossed out by it as many of their soldiers still hadn’t been allocated any nanomachines. However, this guy had robbed them of so many nanomachines, and he could even reset, unlock, and pair them again all by himself!
However, he was required to pay 20,000 yuan as a processing fee to the palace in order to transfer the nanomachines to Wang Yuchi and the others. That was why Ren Xiaosu had to go straight to the gold shop to exchange his gold for money. Otherwise, he couldn’t have afforded the fee.
Wang Yuchi and the others looked at each other and said, “Monitor, don’t worry. We’ll never tell anyone about the secret we’ll hear today.”
“Put out your hands.” Ren Xiaosu said, “I’m giving y’all some nanomachines!”
Wang Yuchi and the rest were stunned. Although they did not understand much about nanomachines, was it really possible to just give it to them like that? Shouldn’t there be some encryption or something like that?
But when they looked at Ren Xiaosu’s expression, it seemed to suggest it wouldn’t be a problem.
But as the nanomachines were too precious, Wang Yuchi pulled his hand back. “Monitor, the nanomachines are more useful for you. What will you have if you give those nanomachines to us?”
Ren Xiaosu was getting impatient. He grabbed Wang Yuchi’s hand and said, “Why are you so slow? I have plenty!”
Wang Yuchi and the others were stunned. Since when did their class monitor become so generous?
To be honest, Ren Xiaosu had already estimated the amount of nanomachines he had in his storage space. Even if he gave away some of them to these eight students, he would probably still have more than enough left for Yan Liuyuan.
Although Yan Liuyuan already had enough nanomachines to cover his entire body, he was still young. He would still grow in the future.
It almost felt like how parents would think when getting new clothes for their children. As they would always plan for the long term, parents tended to choose loose-fitting clothes for their children so they could wear them for a longer time.
The voice from the palace said, “Total: Eight people. A fee of 160,000 yuan will be charged.”
Ren Xiaosu felt the pinch in his heart. He said in his mind, “Don’t use the Yang currency. Charge it to the Qing currency instead.”
After all, they might be going to the Yang Consortium after this, so it would be better to use the Qing Consortium’s currency first and save the Yang Consortium’s currency for the future.
The nanomachines started moving from Ren Xiaosu to Wang Yuchi through their connected hands.
After the transfer finished, Wang Yuchi and the others were already attempting to control their nanomachines. Ren Xiaosu asked, “Can y’all command them at will?”
Wang Yuchi shook his head. “Every time I try to control them, there’s a delay of about half a second before it executes my command. It feels very awkward.”
“Mhm, that’s because your sync rate is a bit low.” Ren Xiaosu nodded and said, “But y’all should keep exercising and training your reaction speed. That should help to decrease the time delay. As long as it’s within point-two seconds, I don’t think you’ll have many problems when dealing with normal supernatural beings.
“OK.” Wang Yuchi nodded. He then started to use the nanomachines to heal his bones, but the process was excruciatingly painful. The nanomachines had to piece the fragmented bones back to their original position.
However, Ren Xiaosu watched these students not even make a sound while they were setting their bones back in place.