405 Let Me Be Your Guide
If it hadn't been for the other people in the Holy Sword Society, Jiang Chen would have saved himself the trouble and flown to the Flying Dragon City directly, because he still had some panaceas in his mustardseed ring.
However, as the president of the Holy Sword Society, it was his responsibility to manage the guild.
Money was the most important matter. Everything would be easier with money.
Other guilds required their members to pay a membership fee. The amount differed by the influence of the guilds.
But for the disciples of the Hero Palace, money was definitely not a problem. The biggest problem was the membership requirements of different guilds.
Twelve people had joined the Holy Sword Association, including Ying Wushuang.
The membership fee should have been able to cover the expenditures of the trip to the secret treasure, however, he and Ying Wushuang learned that these people weren't rich.
Some of them had practiced very hard and spent all of their money on getting to where they were, and others were from big families but weren't important in their families.
After explaining their situations, they all looked towards Jiang Chen embarrassedly.
"Doesn't matter. I'll take care of everything."
Jiang Chen didn't care about the membership fee. He had an idea.
They arrived at the Sacred City and went straight to the Sacred Wind Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber of commerce was crowded with people at that moment. The staff were very busy. Spiritual consumables sold very well, especially all kinds of panaceas.
Jiang Chen happened to run into Mo Jianfei again, who had also come to buy. Murong Yuan was with him. The two had already spent a lot of money.
When they saw Jiang Chen, their expressions were very strange. Mo Jianfei's hateful look appeared as if he wished he could kill Jiang Chen then and there.
Murong Yuan looked as if she wished she could swallow him whole.
"You just won't leave me alone, will you?" Mo Jianfei stared at the other members of the Holy Sword Society angrily while speaking. Because of these people, he had been scolded by Lin Jingyu.
"Do you think you're qualified to talk to me?" asked Jiang Chen.
This hit Mo Jianfei's weak spot. He clenched his teeth in bitter hatred, but couldn't speak a single word.
"Jianfei will surpass you sooner or later. You won't have this luck forever," said Murong Yuan.
She wasn't talented, but had managed to become a Reaching Heaven State thanks to the Murongs' wealth, so she believed with her support, Mo Jianfei would exceed Jiang Chen in the same way.
Jiang Chen was just lucky, but luck wouldn't be there forever. However, the Murongs' wealth was endless.
"He lost. That's what happened. How could you call that good luck?" said Ying Wushuang coldly.
Murong Yuan almost cursed Ying Wushuang out, but somehow, since Jiang Chen was standing there, she felt heat rise in her cheeks and hurried to stop.
"Since you and Jiang Chen have been together, you've gotten prouder and prouder!" Murong Yuan crossed her arms over her chest and said, "Let me tell you. I said it was good luck, because it's all thanks to good luck that he has today."
"So? In your theory, all powerful men have succeeded thanks to good luck?" Ying Wushuang found it funny.
"Huh, all powerful men need opportunities. And most opportunities come from wealth, but your man, he's so poor."
Then Murong Yuan waved at someone not far away.
A steward of the chamber of commerce immediately came over and asked what she wanted.
"I want to buy some things. Take me upstairs to have a look," said Murong Yuan.
The steward led the way. Murong Yuan gave the two a smug look and went upstairs.
"Nothing has changed, even though she was expelled from the Hero Palace," said Ying Wushuang.
"A leopard never changes its spots."
Ying Wushuang glanced at him and asked, "Aren't you angry?"
"Should I be?" Jiang Chen said confusedly.
"She said those terrible things to you."
"Poor? Hehe, of course I wouldn't show her all of my wealth just because of her sarcasm."
Jiang Chen shrugged his shoulders and walked towards the staircase.
To his surprise, two staff members of the chamber of commerce standing in front of the staircase stopped him.
"Sorry, since it's a special day today, the upstairs is only accessible to the clients of the Bank of Sacred City."
Jiang Chen was dumbstruck. Glancing at the crowded ground floor, he knew they weren't against him specifically.
"Do you mean this?" Jiang Chen said, smiling and showing them the Golden Dragon Card.
"Sorry, esteemed client."
As soon as they saw the Golden Dragon Card, the two men made way in a respectful manner and let Jiang Chen go upstairs with his men.
Compared to the ground floor, the commodities upstairs were better. The panaceas there were better quality.
"How did you get up here?"
Murong Yuan and Mo Jianfei were very surprised to see them, especially the former. She had tried so hard to show off her wealth, but in the end, Jiang Chen had come up, too. Wasn't this a joke?
When Murong Yuan was going to do something about it, a figure approached from the second floor.
Seeing Jiang Chen there, she said happily, "Jiang Chen, why are you here?"
It was Yin Shuang!
Murong Yuan couldn't believe it when she recognized her, because Yin Shuang was an idol to all the women of the Sacred City. She was not only pretty, elegant, and rich, but also very capable.
She knew many important people. It was said that some of them had paid the price for a magic weapon just to invite her to dinner, but Yin Shuang had never agreed to go.
Murong Yuan couldn't believe such a woman knew Jiang Chen. It looked like they got along well and were good friends.
And she wasn't the only one that felt surprised. The clients nearby couldn't believe what they'd seen, either.
"So we meet again," Jiang Chen said in surprise.
"Yeah. Class leader, are you preparing for the secret treasure, too?"
Yin Shuang smiled slyly. She had called Jiang Chen class leader intentionally in public in order to help his reputation.
At the same time, she was curious about his reaction.
The crowd was shocked. They didn't know what was happening. How could Jiang Chen be Yin Shuang's class leader?
But Ying Wushuang immediately knew what it meant, since she knew Jiang Chen had been to the martial arts workshop.
"I've come to buy some things. It's said that the secret treasure is a small world. We could die if we don't make thorough preparations," said Jiang Chen.
Yin Shuang nodded, satisfied with his reaction. She said, "Great. Let me be your guide then."
Yin Shuang was an auctioneer, and she only showed up when there was a top auction. She wasn't a steward and had never been anyone's guide before.
It was imaginable how shocked others were.
"You need to prepare yourself for the secret treasure, too, don't you? Do you still need to take care of business?" Jiang Chen's answer made people roll their eyes. They weren't sure whether he was really stupid or pretending. He had totally missed the point.
"It won't take long. Let's go," Yin Shuang smiled. She found it interesting to deal with Jiang Chen in different circumstances.
The members of the Holy Sword Society cheered up. They were extremely excited.
They had thought Jiang Chen was only a hard-working poor practitioner that was good at swordsmanship, but they hadn't expected him to know Yin Shuang. This was an invaluable connection.