Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 1740
“Yes, Pagoda Master.” Gu Yuena sat upright at her place below his main seat and spoke plainly, “Currently, the Ten Thousand Beast Platform is operating well. The Ten Thousand Beast Platform accepts money, rare metals and other precious items in exchange for entry. In the last year, it has profited thirty percent more than the sales of traditional spirit souls and become our main source of income. A portion of the rare metals and funds from this have been invested into the development of soul technology while the remainder was used to purchase strategic goods and materials for our own use.”
At this point, she paused for a moment and looked toward Qiangu Dongfeng with an inquisitive glance.
Sitting opposite Gu Yuena, Leng Yaozhu looked astonished because she knew nothing about this collected data. She had asked Gu Yuena about it before, but Gu Yuena had answered in a very vague manner! She had actually reported it under Qiangu Dongfeng’s instruction. Leng Yaozhu was well aware of the implication. Perhaps, her disciple had drifted too far from her already.
Qiangu Dongfeng nodded at Gu Yuena and said, “It’s time for me to tell you something. I don’t want everyone to think that I’m holding my position without doing anything all this time. The preparation work that we’ve been doing is to ensure that we can face extreme situations at any time.”
Gu Yuena nodded and said, “These strategic goods and materials include: the first batch of one hundred rank-9 fixed soul ammunition’s; three sets of space-grade soul circuit defense systems that are specially developed by the Federation for future space exploration; three hundred rank-8 fixed soul ammunitions…”
She detailed a list of information to them. It left the numerous high-ranking members of the Spirit Pagoda at a loss for words.
What was the reason for having one hundred rank-9 fixed soul ammunitions?
One should know that a single rank-9 fixed soul ammunition was of strategic importance! It was equal to a fully powered strike of a Limit Douluo.
The Sea God Army’s flagship was only equipped with ten rank-9 fixed soul ammunitions and that was considered the greatest number in the Federation.
One hundred? That was not a number anyone had thought they would see associated with rank-9 fixed soul ammunition. The purchasing price would have been an astronomical figure!
After Gu Yuena was done reporting on the numbers, she continued to speak, “We have carried out a detailed analysis of the Eternal Heaven’s power. Although we can’t fully analyze the power at its core during an explosion, three sets of space-grade soul circuit defense systems should at the very least be able to create a three-minute defence time frame for us. Three minutes is enough for us to do many things.”
Naturally, the headquarters of the Spirit Pagoda had no lack of emergency escape systems. They had enough to escape thrice over within three minutes.
Qiangu Dongfeng glared coldly and tyrannically before he said, “Currently, the three sets of defense systems have already been installed in the headquarters. As a result, I dare to say that no other place is safer on the Douluo Continent today. Now, whoever wants to transfer can do it immediately. I will approve it at once without any plans of keeping you any longer.”
The Combat Heaven and Earth aura burst out from the Limit Douluo’s body. He was no longer as gloomy as before as his dominance was fully unleashed.
Every single person in attendance remained silent including the Heavenly Phoenix Douluo Leng Yaozhu.
No one had expected that Qiangu Dongfeng had actually taken so many measures in secret. The cost needed to achieve this had risen to an obscene amount beyond their imagination, but no one could blame him for spending money rashly.
Had it not been for the recent incident, everyone in attendance would have acknowledged that Spirit Pagoda was developing at a tremendous speed after Qiangu Dongfeng became the Spirit Pagoda’s Pagoda Master, especially in their income.
The creation of ten-thousand-year spirit souls had allowed the Spirit Pagoda’s profits to soar exponentially. In addition, there was the Ten Thousand Beast Platform. It could be said that more than eighty percent of the Spirit Pagoda’s total income came after the current Pagoda Master came into position. The wealth he brought was used to purchase resources and strategic weapons to protect the Spirit Pagoda and frighten their opponents. There was utterly nothing wrong with his way methods.
Qiangu Dongfeng looked around and saw that no one dared to speak anymore. He nodded with satisfaction and spoke calmly, “Thus, I don’t want to hear any alarming rumours from now on. As for Shrek and the Tang Sect, we shall wait for them if they dare to come. If they are smart enough, they will continue to develop themselves obediently. As for the Godkiller-ranked fixed soul ammunition, we are capable of reproducing it if we are willing to do so at any cost. In this era where money is above all else, even Shrek and the Tang Sect can’t possibly compare to us in wealth. What can they do with just a few naturally gifted young men? Can they fight against an entire era? Thus, I can’t understand what all of you are worried about. That’s all. Meeting adjourned.”
Upon saying that, Qiangu Dongfeng slapped his hand on the table loudly before he got up and left.
Gu Yuena stood up hastily and followed behind him in quick strides.
The meeting room remained deathly silent just as before. The series of data reports earlier was extremely shocking to them. However, they had no choice but to acknowledge that Qiangu Dongfeng had succeeded. He had managed to use those data reports to shock all of them. Also, there was his theory about money above all else. At the very least, no one could refute him.
Leng Yaozhu clenched her fists tightly. She sat over there for a long time and refused to leave. She had felt oppressed ever since Yun Ming’s passing.
She put hopes for Gu Yuena all this time. She could see her bright future, but it seemed like Gu Yuena had actually been roped in by Qiangu Dongfeng. The hope she had had in her heart had shattered.
She felt confused and was at a loss as to what to do. She might have taken her own life after the man she loved had died. However, she lacked the courage and he had fallen for someone else anyway.
Qiangu Dongfeng let out a breath of relief after he returned to his chambers. He could finally feel happy for the first time in a long while.
Gu Yuena followed him and walked into the room. She closed the door and turned on the internal isolation system.
“Do you think that I’m taking a huge risk here?” muttered Qiangu Dongfeng to himself as he looked at the scenery outside the window.
Gu Yuena said, “A little, Grandfather. Less than twenty percent of these figures are in place. If someone is determined to look into it, it’s possible. After all, we can defend the rest, but the making of rank-9 fixed soul ammunition does take a very long time.”
Qiangu Dongfeng said, “When will the three sets of space-grade soul circuit defense systems be fully integrated?”
Gu Yuena said, “It will take another three months or so roughly. However, these three sets of defence systems combined are still not enough to defend us against the Eternal Heaven, according to my calculations. I’m afraid it won’t last for even one minute. Moreover, we will still need to have a good number of soul masters as backup if there’s an issue.”
Qiangu Dongfeng said indifferently, “That is why I said that we have three minutes. These people have the mentality of ‘every man for himself’ during a catastrophe. None of them will help if we don’t give them hope. If push comes to shove, some people might need to be sacrificed, after all.”
Gu Yuena’s eyes blanked out for a moment before she nodded and said, “Yes.”
Qiangu Dongfeng turned around and looked at her with a gentle gaze. He said, “Fortunately, I have your help these days. The stable operation of the Ten Thousand Beast Platform is our top priority now. It’s completely within our control. Nobody else can meddle in this. No matter how much I displease the others, they won’t really look into that data for the sake of the Ten Thousand Beast Platform’s lucrative business. Thus, you will only need to stabilize the Ten Thousand Beast Platform’s income. That will be the best way you can help me.”
“Don’t worry, Grandfather. The Ten Thousand Beast Platform will be alright.”
“Hmm. You can mobilize the required manpower as you see fit. You must ensure that the Ten Thousand Beast Platform is running smoothly. You can even come up with some preferential policies if necessary. We need a large amount of money now. I wasn’t talking about one hundred rank-9 fixed soul ammunition for fun. I do really feel that I’ll be at ease after we get our hands on that. If Shrek and the Tang Sect truly dare to seek revenge from us, then we shall all go down together.”
“Yes,” Gu Yuena replied once again, “Is there anything else I can do, Grandfather?”
Qiangu Dongfeng cracked into a faint smile at last. “Nothing. Go ahead and get busy with your stuff. Sorry for putting the burden on you. You’ve been so busy with the Ten Thousand Beast Platform. Zhangting has been complaining to me many times that he hasn’t seen you in a long while. No matter how busy you are with work, don’t let it affect your relationship. The internal situation will stabilize temporarily after today. You can take two days off to rest too.”
“Thank you for your concern, Grandfather. Don’t worry. I’ll talk to Zhangting. This is the time that you need us to work the most. We still have years ahead for our relationship.”
Qiangu Dongfeng smiled and said, “Not really. I’ve always been anticipating my great-grandchildren. When everything is stable, let’s plan the wedding quickly. It’ll be easier for me to pass down the legacy knowing that I have worthy successors.”