Starting With A Space Battleship - Chapter 30
Chapter 30: Earth Dragon One
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Li Xiaonian entered the narrow space of the [Earth Dragon Minecart], climbed into the cab, and checked the information of the minecart.
[Earth Dragon One]
Top logistics equipment of the space battleship (Shadow), equipped with large storage space, which can be controlled remotely.
Specifications: Length 8.43 meters, width 2.36 meters;
Functions: Explore mineral sources and dig ores.
Defense: 1000 (made of high-strength titanium, with strong defense);
Speed: The ground speed is up to 230km/h; the underground speed is up to 60km/h;
Crystal stone: 12 cubic meters (unrefined, unusable);
Crystal nucleus: 2.3 cubic meters (unrefined, unusable);
Gold crystal: 14 kg (unrefined, unusable);
Crystal marrow: none;
Residual energy: 0.01% (severely lack of energy, unable to start);
[Armor-piercing Heavy Machine Gun]: Damage: 600 points. The bullet has a powerful penetrating power, with a maximum rate of fire of 130 bullets per second; the remaining armor-piercing bullets: 232,156.
Seeing the attributes of the Earth Dragon Minecart, Li Xiaonian trembled with excitement.
“Wow… I’m rich! I’m really rich this time.”
The price of energy ore was calculated by catty. Even though the ores were unrefined and the price would be 50% off, the minerals on the minecart alone were worth more than 20,000 gold coins, which was equivalent to more than two million yuan.
Besides, Earth Dragon One was equipped with an [Armor-piercing Heavy Machine Gun] instead of a conventional heavy machine gun. Especially, there were also so many armor-piercing bullets left, which was great!
If he sold these bullets, the money he could earn would be no less than the ores.
“Great. With so many ores and armor-piercing bullets, if I don’t have enough money to pay the down payment and mortgage fees for the villa, I can just sell these ores.”
He hadn’t earned enough money yet, but for the safety of his family, he could only overdraw a large amount of money, but he was under unimaginable pressure.
Now, with this wealth, he was more confident and relieved.
Li Xiaonian took out the gold crystal and put the whole of it into the energy groove of Earth Dragon One.
Earth Dragon One instantly swallowed the gold crystal worth more than 5,000 gold coins.
The amount of energy shown on the control panel soared rapidly, and in the end, the remaining energy remained at: 89.56%
At the same time, a cold mechanical sound rang.
“Energy sufficient. Earth Dragon One activated.”
“No signal source of [Shadow] detected, unable to connect to [Shadow].”
“As it’s detected that the storage space is not filled with minerals, Earth Dragon One will continue its mining mission.”
“Mineral explorer activated to scan for nearby mineral sources.”
A radar scanning mark appeared on the display of the console, and scattered white and blue light spots appeared in the radar area.
White represented crystal stones, while blue represented crystal nucleus.
In the entire Discarded Mine, there was not much remaining collectible ore.
Just as the minecart locked an area and was about to mine autonomously, Li Xiaonian said, “Earth Dragon, switch to manual mode.”
“OK, the mode is switching. Successfully switched. The current operation mode: manual mode.”
The mode was switched.
Li Xiaonian lowered the car window shell, leaving only a thin layer of glass. He glanced at these anxious people, waving at them. “Hey, I’m leaving. Don’t miss me.”
“How do you know how to operate the minecart?” Master Liu held back for quite a while and couldn’t help asking.
Li Xiaonian shrugged and said with a smile, “Believe it or not, Captain Xiaolang told me about it. This is a deal between him and me. As for the content of the deal, I’m sorry I can’t tell you.”
To be honest, although he hated Xiaolang, he couldn’t deny that Xiaolang was a capable person. If by leaving a few words, he could make big trouble for Xiaolang, why not do it?
From what he knew of Lang Burang, if Lang Burang heard what he said, he would definitely say he trusted Xiaolang, but no one would know what he was really thinking.
“You’re provoking discord. Captain Xiaolang is not that kind of person.”
The gunner was angry, pointed his gun at Li Xiaonian, and pulled the trigger.
Bang, bang, bang…
Clang, clang, clang!
The bullet hit the transparent glass, but it wasn’t damaged at all.
Li Xiaonian frowned and said coldly, “For the sake of Xiaolang, I won’t kill you this time, but you won’t be so lucky next time.”
He pressed the start button.
A gear-shaped turbine appeared on Earth Dragon One.
As the turbine and an auger bit protruding from the front of the minecart were spinning quickly, the Earth Dragon One sank slowly.
Earth Dragon One sped through the hard underground at a speed of 40 kilometers per hour.
Watching Li Xiaonian drive Earth Dragon One away, Master Liu and others stared at each other in bewilderment.
“Master Liu, what should we do now? The iron lump is intact and can operate normally. It is definitely worth a lot of money. Now it has been stolen right in front of our eyes. The vice-president will be so mad at us if he knew.” A worker said awkwardly.
Master Liu shrugged. “Don’t worry. It’s not our fault. There are usually guards around to prevent outsiders from entering, but today there is no one on duty. That was why June could sneak into the secret chamber.”
“Yes, yes, it’s the fault of the guards.” They unanimously agreed that it was the guards to blame.
Li held back for a while and couldn’t help asking, “Is what June said true? Did he really conspire with Captain Xiaolang to steal the minecart?”
“Bullshit, Captain Xiaolang is not such a person.” The gunner was furious again.
Li immediately rolled his eyes at him. “I was just repeating what June said. Why are you mad at me? Didn’t you hear him say that it was for the sake of Xiaolang that he didn’t kill us? Now that he can control the iron lump so easily, it would be a piece of cake for him to kill us.”
“You… if you hadn’t dragged June close to the iron lump, how could he steal it away so easily?”
Master Liu motioned them to stop quarreling. “Stop it. We just need to truthfully report what happened, and you don’t have to worry about the rest.”
At first, Li Xiaonian planned to drive Earth Dragon One to fight the Wolf Walk troops.
He wanted to have a crazy massacre and vent his anger during the recent period.
However, after driving for some distance, he stopped Earth Dragon One and fell into contemplation.
“Now that I’ve reached level 10 and got back Earth Dragon One, I can take Tianyu to leave the novice base at any time. The only unfinished quest is to rescue the previous leader of the Skyfire Base, Wufeng.”
“OK, let me rescue the NPC Wufeng and get the task reward first. As long as I become the deputy leader of the Skyfire Base, I’ll have tons of methods to solve the Wolf Walk Guild.”
Then he immediately turned the Earth Dragon One around and headed for the Skyfire Base.
Now he couldn’t wait to leave the novice base and go to a larger city. Only if the stage was big enough would it be easier for him to make money.Read latest Chapters at wuxiamobile.com Only
At the same time, he sent a message respectively to Gu Tong and Kitten.
“Gu Tong, I’ve got what I want, and now I have enough ability to confront the Wolf Walk Guild. You don’t have to follow me from now on. By the way, thank you for your protection and assistance during this period of time. I’ll give you the remaining 5000 gold coins when I leave the Skyfire Base.”
“Kitten, I am going to rescue the NPC, Wufeng. Tell Kuiluo to get ready.” Thinking for a while, Li Xiaonian added, “Almost all of the Wolf Walk players are out of the base, so now it’s the best time to rescue Wufeng. You can rest assured. I’m pretty sure that the rescue will succeed.”
After determining the next target, Li Xiaonian turned the speed of Earth Dragon One to the maximum, after which, like a real dragon, it sped through the dark underground.