d. At this point, she was practically the manager of the entire household. The bookkeeper had felt that there was no opportunity for advancement at the Long household, so he had long since left.
“Okay, Ill handle it right now.” Long Chen still had a few gold coins on him, but that was just chump change. He called over Wilde and the two of them left to go to the alchemist guild.
There was no real reason why he had brought Wilde along. Long Chen just wanted to develop his thinking some more. Wisdom was related with experience after all.
Arriving at the guild, Long Chen went directly to the medicinal ingredient room and handed over dozens of round medicinal pills to the youth in charge.
This youth was scared witless; he clearly remembered that Long Chen had only come three days ago for these medicinal ingredients. How did he manage to come back with these medicinal pills in just three days? On average, it was around half a year before people came back with enough pills to pay off their credit.
Putting aside his shock, he dutifully took them and professionally examined each one.
Seventeen middle grade and thirty-six low grade medicinal pills. Even though he had the utmost confidence in his tools, he was still in disbelief.
When he confirmed that there was no mistake, he deducted the debt Long Chen had on credit. In the end, there were still some pills left over.
“Master Long Chen, for these remaining medicinal pills, do you plan on using them to exchange for medicinal ingredients or should I exchange them for gold coins?” the youth respectfully asked.
“Convert them all to gold coins.”
“Alright, please wait a moment.” That youth hastily flipped through a book with the most recent market prices for the medicinal pills. He had to calculate the price in accordance to that criterion.
“Master Long, in total, its 8,170,000 gold coins.”
Long Chen nodded. The alchemist guild wasnt for-profit, so this price was very fair. It was only a tenth less than the market price, and being able to enjoy so many special treatments in exchange was definitely extremely worth it.
“Give it to me on two crystal cards. Two million on one card, and the rest on the other,” said Long Chen.
When he returned home, Bao-er was already waiting at the gates. She handed Long Chen a red invitation card. “Young master Shi Feng sent over an invitation to you.”
Long Chen opened it and smiled. Shi Feng had exited his seclusion after breaking into the Blood Condensation realm. He had prepared a feast in the Heroic Assembly House and invited everyone to celebrate with him. When he calculated how many days had passed, it seemed about right.
“Bao-er, here. Do good work as the housekeeper and this young master will purchase you a generous dowry in the future, letting you marry in style,” laughed Long Chen as he handed a crystal card to Bao-er.
Bao-ers face was completely red, but when she saw the number on the card, her expression changed to complete disbelief.
“Little rich girl, the Long households future work will be handled by you. Oh right, go and buy back all of my moms jewelry. Even if it costs you ten times as much, its not a problem,” said Long Chen.
“Yes, dont worry young master, Bao-er will handle it properly.” Bao-er patted her chest several times and stood completely straight with confidence.
Long Chen nodded and brought Wilde along to the Heroic Assembly House.
The Heroic Assembly House was a famous restaurant in the capital. The people who ate there were extremely rich. The main attraction was, of course, the imposing name, and adding on the good food, it became a favorite place for the royalty and nobility to party.
At its top floor was a large round table. At this time, it was packed with all kinds of delicacies. However, at the moment, everyone was just idly chatting, and no one picked up their chopsticks.
When they saw a certain figure walk in, everyone hastily stood up.
Shi Feng, Fatty Yu, and the others all called out to him, but when they saw Wilde behind them they all jumped.
Shi Feng was already considered very large, but he was still small in front of Wilde.
“Let me introduce you to my brother, Wilde.”
When they heard his introduction, everyone hastily greeted Wilde, but all Wilde did was nod and foolishly laugh.
Only when Long Chen arrived did they all sit down to eat. Shi Feng raised his glass. “Brother Long, I wont say any unnecessary words. I, Shi Feng, toast to you!”
Shi Feng deeply engraved his gratefulness to Long Chen in his heart. He would have needed several years before reaching the Blood Condensation realm, but now that he reached it so early, it would definitely be a huge help to him in the future, allowing him to reach even higher heights.
“We all toast to you as well, brother Long!”
Fatty Yu took the lead and everyone stood up. With the medicinal liquid Long Chen had given them, they had quickly begun sensing the spiritual qi of heaven and earth. Shou Hou from the Daybreak Marquis and fatty Yu had already reached the first Heavenstage of Qi Condensation.
All this had only been possible due to Long Chens support. Everyone was filled with gratitude to him.
Long Chen laughed. No matter what, these people had all helped each other in troubled times. They were his good friends.
After a couple of drinks, everyone started to chat. Only Wilde was completely focused on eating.
Long Chen had intentionally asked Shi Feng to order some extra food. Luckily, Wilde had already eaten a lot before coming; otherwise, he might have scared fatty Yu and the others to death.
Everyone was talking about their current situations. Not only were they full of vigor, but now that they could cultivate, their fortunes within their families had also risen in accord.
The most important thing was the news that Long Chen had become a Pill Apprentice had passed throughout practically the entire imperial capital. Long Chens relationship with fatty Yu and the others was something everyone knew about.
Therefore, each of their families had secretly told them to make some good relations with him. This relieved them of the constant pressure they were under.
Just as everyone was conversing, footsteps suddenly came from below. Shi Feng frowned. “I definitely told the owner to keep an eye out. I already reserved the entire restaurant, so how is there still someone coming up?”
“Whatever, having more people is also fun.” Fatty Yu had clearly become a bit tipsy and his tongue had become loose.
A voice rang out at this moment. “Everyone in here get out. I dont want to have to eat with a bunch of lowly degenerates.”
Long Chens expression immediately turned cold, and the veins in his hands jumped out angrily.
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