Chapter 1286: Another meeting
“Give me a drink”
“What will you have, sir?”
“This is my first time in Void City, please give me something that a human can drink, tell me a thing or two about this place too while you’re at it”
Saying so, Gu Qing Shan put a silver coin on the table and pushed it over.
The bartender looked at the coin and smiled.
This coin was more than enough for a single drink, it could even be the most lavish tip he would receive for the entire day today.
The bartender took the coin, then quickly made a drink for Gu Qing Shan:
“This is Flame Desires, the signature liquor of our establishment, a favorite of many humans and void monsters alike”
Gu Qing Shan took the glass.
The transparent glass contained a profound and murky reddish-orange liquid, almost the same as lava.
Gu Qing Shan took a sip, then gave the bartender a thumbs up as he grinned: “A very nice drink, it has been a very long time since I’ve had liquor this strong”
After that, he continued to drink.
The bartender’s smile turned brighter.
——-having someone praise your work was always a thing to be delighted about.
The bartender looked around.
It was currently still early, the VIP regulars of the bar weren’t here yet, only a few people were chatting away while slowly sipping their drink.
It wouldn’t be too much trouble to chat with a newcomer for a little bit at a time like this.
“Welcome, newcomer, I can tell you a while general things about Void City”
“I’m all ears”
“Let’s talk about what everyone knows first——- as you know, the space vortex is boundlessly vast, but there is a place that can help anyone leave this void, that is the legendary Reality Gate”
Gu Qing Shan put the glass down.
How unexpected for the first topic to be a subject I wanted to hear about.
He calmly replied: “That’s true, it is something everyone knows about, please go on”
The bartender wasn’t too concerned and continued: “The Reality Gate lies in the hands of the Eternal Abyss, but it is still in slumber, and usually doesn’t care about those who are too weak, so there are always some who are not able to resist the temptation, silently making their way towards the Reality Gate to try and leave the space vortex”
“In the end, not a single person who left through the Reality Gate returned, not even those specifically sent as scouts”
“At the moment, aside from the lunatics of the Samsara, almost nobody tries their luck with the Reality Gate anymore”
“After all, even if you’re trapped in the space vortex, as long as you can continue to live, it’s still much better than dying by leaving the Gate”
“Indeed” Gu Qing Shan followed up.
The bartender continued: “When the majority stopped trying to leave the space vortex, they began to care about developing themselves—— our Void City being a place recognized by all organizations and forces from all over the infinite worlds as a trading world, this world has taken on the responsibility of becoming the intermediary for all great entities of the space vortex to conduct their transactions, receiving the protection of many”
“That’s why all of us came to the Void City to try our luck” Gu Qing Shan swiftly followed up.
The bartender appeared sympathetic and said: “That’s right, how could anyone not feel drawn to Void City? Everything from the wildest dreams of all living beings could be found here, all information from the space vortex as well as numerous unimaginable treasures”
“Listen, newcomer, you will need an official identity——— in this city, every newcomer is under the tacit protection of every organization in the city, but this protection only lasts for a total of one day. If after one day and you still have yet to earn an official identity for yourself, then the city would no longer protect you”
Gu Qing Shan shrugged: “So an official identity means belonging to an official organization, thus receiving the protection of the city, is that correct?”
“Indeed, not having an official identity means you do not have enough value to earn one, the city would then reject you, and you would…” the bartender flashed an implicative smile.
“Became a slave, cargo, or fertilizer and nutrients” Gu Qing Shan added.
“You’re a sharp person, I hope you’ll quickly be able to obtain an identity for yourself”
The bartender praised, then left to attend to other customers.
Gu Qing Shan’s glance followed the bartender’s back to see that the new customers were a man in a Wraith mask and a monster with five heads whose body was floating in the air.
“What would you like to have, sir?” the bartender respectfully asked.
The man took off his Wraith mask and replied: “Your best liquor”
The bartender poured six shots of liquor and served it to the two of them.
Gu Qing Shan stopped watching.
There were quite a few humans from the Wraith realm remaining active in Void City, as well as Asuras.
It wasn’t just the Samsara, but rather the species of the void and Combatants from the 900 million World Layers were intermingling in this place.
Finishing his drink, Gu Qing Shan turned to leave the bar and strolled along the wide streets.
He had seen all sorts of buildings in strange and unusual shapes, all of which belonged to one void organization or another.
———it has been around half a day since I’ve entered Void City.
There’s half a day left until I’m no longer under protection.
The most urgent thing to do is to find an identity.
—-but then, where should I find such a thing?
Many organizations and merchant groups have powerful void monsters behind them, their work highly specializes towards a certain goal.
Should I work for some random void monsters?
Gu Qing Shan shook his head and walked into a relatively secluded alleyway.
Searching through his Thought Sea, he took a certain thing out.
——the colorful rooster.
After pulling on its comb, the rooster slowly came back to life.
“Nyeh, long time no see, are you looking for business or pleasure?” the rooster yawned and asked, still half-asleep.
Gu Qing Shan replied: “I’m currently in Void City. I need something to do in order to earn myself an identity, so I wanted to know if you had some sort of information”
The colorful rooster became spirited again and replied: “You found the right person for the job. Although, an excellent man like yourself should have no trouble looking for a job”
“For example?” Gu Qing Shan humbly asked.
The rooster replied: “You’ve undergone a regression, so both your appearance and physical body are highly immature and underdeveloped, but your soul and spirit are filled with vicissitudes, making for a critical temptation. I suggest that you make your way to the East district’s night clubs, there should be a few older sisters——–”
Gu Qing Shan sternly replied: “Stop, I want a proper job”
The rooster said: “You can earn with your face, but you still want to do actual work? Alright, with that little dragon trick that freezes anyone you call out as well as your dark heart of no mercy when murdering people, you can easily make a living as a hired guard, not only that you’ll probably be the best”
Gu Qing Shan looked at the rooster and lightly said: “And here I was, preparing a large amount of Soul Points for you to enjoy the pleasure of being washed by them. It seems like I’ll have to consider retaining a portion of that…”
“Wait! Don’t do that!” the rooster immediately called out.
It flapped its wings and hurriedly said: “Do you still remember the Hitman Guild?”
“Huh? Ah… I remember them”
Gu Qing Shan slowly recalled what that was.
The Hitman Guild——-
When I had only just become allies with Lin, to earn money for her medicine and accommodations, I once disguised myself as an evil creature to take on Hitman jobs.
After I was promoted to become an Intermediate-level Hitman, the parallel world Fate Corrosion broke out.
Under my protection, the Hitman Guild’s receptionist at the time took all of their wealth and information, successfully fleeing from that world.
——-and I was considered to have made great contributions to the Hitman Guild.
The colorful rooster said: “I’ll give you a reminder. Our current point in time is exactly 3 days after that world was destroyed by the Fate Corrosion”
“Young man, the Hitman Guild would surely have a branch at Void City. Head 700 meters West, turn left at the corner, then cross two intersections and you’ll see it”
“If you have any other questions, just take out your Hitman medal and take a look”
Hearing that, Gu Qing Shan took out the Intermediate-level Hitman medal from his Thought Sea.
—–I had pretty much forgotten that this thing existed.
Gu Qing Shan pressed a certain point on the surface of the medal.
It was then activated.
A surprised voice sounded from the medal:
[Intermediate-level Hitman Ye Fei Li, are you really not dead?]
——at the time, Gu Qing Shan used the codename Ye Fei Li.
Gu Qing Shan didn’t answer right away.
He looked around, confirmed that there wasn’t anyone else, then covered himself with the cloak and used [Mystery of All Beings Equal]
A few moments later.
He transformed into the evil creature that he previously disguised as again.
Mimicking his tone at the time, Gu Qing Shan replied: “I’m alive, and I’ve just arrived at Void City”
[That’s perfect, that’s absolutely perfect, quickly report to the Hitman Guild’s headquarters!]