“That’s the grass you’re talking about, isn’t it?” The first commander pointed to the grass on the oasis in front of him and asked Fang Qiu.
“Yes.” Fang Qiu nodded.
“Let me try it.” The first commander immediately squatted down with a smile, reached out to pick up a blade of grass, put it in his mouth and chewed it directly.
“Well, the grass tastes good and tender. There’s no smell of dirt on it at all.”
As he spoke, the first commander picked another blade of grass and handed it to the bodyguard standing next to him. He said, “Have a taste. It’s really good.”
The bodyguard took a bite and his face changed slightly. He immediately said, “There is indeed the Qi of Heaven and Earth in this grass. Unfortunately, it’s too little. It’s not very useful for me, but it should be very good for ordinary soldiers.”
The first commander laughed excitedly and ordered, “It is indeed a treasure place. Start planting. You can plant whatever you want. We’d better plant fruit trees too. Don’t waste such a large piece of land!”
After Fang Qiu told the soldiers what they needed to take care of, the group of people then returned to the base.
As they returned to the base, Fang Qiu and Li Ji decided to leave together.
Since the matter of Lop Nor had been handed over to the state, Fang Qiu no longer had any worries or concerns. It was time to leave.
Li Ji had been in Beijiang for a long time.
Now that the several commanders of the base had returned, he naturally had to return to his own department to work, so the two of them could return to Jiangjing together.
When Fang Qiu returned to Jiangjing, he did not look for Zhao Shanlin and Zhu Benzheng because he knew that he would not be of much help with the work over there, even if he went.
The most important thing he had to do now was to find a way to make money!
Although the Desert Cistanches had been delivered and they already found a suitable site, they were just starting to grow the seedlings. He did not know how much money he had to spend on the research before they succeeded.
If they managed to cultivate it successfully, they would need to build factories, rent land, buy machines, hire workers and so on. According to his previous calculations, it would take at least 100 million to accomplish all that.
With the ten million he gave to Zhao Shanlin, there was still a shortage of sixty million before Fang Qiu reached the target of 100 million.
He had to make the money as soon as possible.
It would be embarrassing when everything was done and he did not have money to build a factory and start a company,
Therefore, as soon as he returned to Jiangjing, Fang Qiu went straight to He Gaoming’s detective agency.
He was going to ask He Gaoming that apart from the Heaven Treasure and Earth Treasure, what else in Wulin was worth a lot of money.
Fang Qiu did not let Li Ji see him off.
He did not to take up Li Ji’s time as he had to return to work, nor did he want to attract too much attention, so he took a taxi directly.
In the car, Fang Qiu felt a little bored, so he took out his mobile phone and logged in to his Weibo account.
After thinking about it, he realized that he had not logged into Weibo for a long time.
As soon as he logged in, Fang Qiu received tens of thousands of comments and private messages.
Helplessly, Fang Qiu could only put the phone on silent mode. Then, he clicked the Weibo message which had his name and looked at it.
The first one that appeared was a post from Li Canming—the post-doctoral fellow who had just returned from the United States.
“@Who do you think you are! Fang Qiu, let me kindly remind you that the medical conference will be held in two weeks. I’m waiting for your announcement!”
He took a closer look.
This Weibo comment happened to be posted today.
Undoubtedly, as soon as this post appeared, it immediately caused a heated discussion.
Many people had forgotten that there was still such a matter. Now that Li Canming mentioned it, everyone immediately recalled the incident.
The first ones were Fang Qiu’s fans.
“Does Master Fang Qiu need a reminder from you?”
“I’ll just sit here and wait for you to get slapped in the face!”
“Can’t you be a little less outspoken? Are you trying to carry out your publicity stunts by using the popularity of our Master Fang Qiu from time to time?”
“Can you just stop your comments? When the time comes, Master Fang Qiu will definitely convince you!”
Seeing this post and reading the comments below it, Fang Qiu smiled wryly.
“There are two weeks left.”
“Are you waiting to see me make a fool of myself?”
“What a pity. We don’t know who will be slapped in the face.”
Fang Qiu smirked, logged out of Weibo and put away his phone.
Soon, he arrived at He Gaoming’s detective agency.
Fang Qiu quickly changed into the character John Doe, the mysterious man’s clothes, as he went upstairs and then covered his face with a mask.
At this moment, He Gaoming was sitting in the detective agency, with his legs high on the desk, smoking a cigar and talking to a customer.
“Don’t worry. If you get the information from me, I can guarantee that it’s real and you can get whatever you want. You just need to transfer the money to me.”
Fang Qiu heard He Gaoming’s arrogant voice as he stood in the doorway.
“Crack!” He pushed the door open.
He Gaoming, who was on the phone, raised his eyebrows and immediately turned his head to see who was so impolite that he did not even knock on the door before swaggering in.
As soon as he saw Fang Qiu, he immediately stood up straight.
“Okay, that’s it.”
After that, He Gaoming hung up immediately, smiled as he walked toward Fang Qiu, and asked, “Master, why are you here?”
Fang Qiu said, “I want to ask you something.”
He Gaoming immediately nodded and said, “Please go ahead. I can tell you everything.”
“Really?” Fang Qiu asked playfully.
“Of course.” He Gaoming immediately straightened his back and said this with a solemn face.
Fang Qiu nodded and said, “All right. I want information about Nirvana Organization.”
He Gaoming was stunned and asked, “What Nirvana?”
“Didn’t you say that you can tell me anything?” Fang Qiu asked.
He Gaoming smiled awkwardly and said, “Well, I’ve never heard of this organization. I know all kinds of organizations in Huaxia, but I’ve never heard of Nirvana. Are you sure this organization really exists?”
Fang Qiu said, “I’m sure.”
He Gaoming immediately patted his chest and said, “Since it exists, I will find a way to check it out. I have not heard of this organization before. It doesn’t seem to be that simple. I’m not sure if I can find any information about them, but I’ll do my best to help you check.”
Fang Qiu nodded with satisfaction and said, “Okay. There’s one more thing.”
“What is it?” He Gaoming asked again.
Fang Qiu asked, “What’s the most valuable thing in Wulin?”
“Heaven and Earth Treasure.” He Gaoming replied immediately without thinking.
Fang Qiu was speechless.
“Do I need you to tell me that? I mean, except for Heaven and Earth Treasures!”
He Gaoming nodded and said, “Then it must be the master’s cultivation experience.”
Speaking of which, He Gaoming suddenly thought of the experience book Fang Qiu took out at the auction last time. He immediately looked at Fang Qiu with a fawning expression and said, “Master, you have so many experience books. You can surely spare one for a disciple, like me. Besides, with your strength, isn’t it easy for you to write this kind of experience book?”
Fang Qiu shook his head and said, “Cultivation is dependent on the individual. You have to find your own way even if you have the experience book. Anyway, I have burned all the experience books I’ve had before.”
He Gaoming suddenly looked depressed when he heard that.
He thought to himself, “Burn it? Why would you burn such a good thing? You would rather burn it than give it to me. This is so humiliating!”
However, he understood.
What Fang Qiu said was right. Every martial arts practitioner took the path that belonged to them. If they relied blindly on the experience books, they couldn’t go further in Wulin.
Fang Qiu felt even more distressed.
He thought to himself, “Selling experience for money? But it can’t make much money either.”
The point was that Fang Qiu did not want to expose too much of his strength at present. It would be better for him to let everyone try to guess his true strength.
Fang Qiu asked again, “What about other things?”
He Gaoming thought for a moment and said, “Other things? Then there are only weapons.”
“Oh?” Fang Qiu was stunned.
He Gaoming said, “Especially the weapon of a master. If a person gets a weapon that has the master’s aura, he can comprehend a lot of things. For example, someone can use a sword to comprehend the master’s sword intent. He can also rely on a saber to comprehend a master’s saber skills.”
Fang Qiu’s eyes lit up when he heard that.
“Weapons will do! All these seem to be mass-produced.”
As for the aura of a master, Fang Qiu was a master in the Guru Realm!
However, how could his aura be attached to the weapon?
Fang Qiu was lost in thought.
“Master, what are you doing? Are you short of money?” He Gaoming looked at Fang Qiu and asked with a puzzled face.
Fang Qiu said righteously, “I want to forge weapons to benefit Wulin.”
He Gaoming immediately cast a contemptuous glance at him. Although he did not dare to say it aloud, he secretly criticized, “I think you’re just short of money!”
Thinking of this, He Gaoming suddenly laughed again and tried to curry favor with Fang Qiu, “Master, why don’t you make me a sword? I’ll take it out. As a master, you’ll be so proud, won’t you?”
Fang Qiu said, “I’m going to get fans. It’s easy to get a fan and it looks very elegant.”
As he said that, He Gaoming once again looked at him with disgust.
“There is a ranking list in Wulin. In terms of attaching the aura of masters, the highest ones would be the saber and the sword and the lowest one is a fan.”
He Gaoming said, “That is to say, if the master carries the weapons at the same time, the fan would be attached to the least of his aura.”
Fang Qiu was worried.
That was embarrassing.
He really did not know much about weapons.
Fang Qiu asked, “Do you have a weapon? Let me see the aura on the weapon.”
He Gaoming immediately shook his head and said proudly, “No. I’ve always fought against the world with my bare hands!”
Fang Qiu asked, “Then, who has it?”
He Gaoming immediately said, “Elder Yi. He has a treasure sword.”
Without any further thought, Fang Qiu immediately turned around and was about to leave.
He Gaoming immediately shouted hurriedly and rushed to block Fang Qiu’s way. He said, “Hey, don’t leave yet. Master, it’s not easy for you to come here. Why don’t you stay for a while before you leave?”
Fang Qiu said, “You don’t want your sword anymore?”
He Gaoming smiled and said bashfully like a woman, “Yes, of course, I want it. Master, teach me something before you leave. I’m stuck in the second class. I can’t make it to the third class anyway. Would you like to give me some cultivation experience?”