Chapter 40: Returning Home
“No, let’s return to my base. My base is no weaker than the government’s military bases,” Lorne said to Dewey.
“Really, Boss?” Dewey was instantly interested.
“Haha, you’ll know when you see it.” Although Lorne had never seen a military base, he believed that the base built by his system would be the best on this planet.
If even his own base could not protect against the monsters, the military base would be even more hopeless. He was confident in his base which could be upgraded constantly.
After finishing his food, Lorne said to Dewey and Sally, “Let’s set off. The earlier we reach the base, the safer we will be.”
Lorne and the siblings quickly got into the SUV and drove to Lorne’s level one technology city..
The car arrived at Lorne’s shelter after a while. Lorne parked the car near his shelter.
“Here we are,” Lorne said after getting out of the car.
“Boss, is this where your base is? Why don’t I see it?” Dewey looked at the empty space. There was a small mound of soil before him, but nothing that seemed to resemble a building.
“Haha, my shelter is built underground. Our gate is in front.” Seeing Dewey’s puzzled expression, Lorne laughed and explained to him.
“Oh, oh, I see!” Dewey scratched his head in embarrassment.
“Let’s go in.” Lorne smiled at Dewey.
Lorne opened the door to his shelter and led the siblings into his residence.
“Wow, this place is so comfortable,” Sally exclaimed as soon as she walked into the shelter.
After walking into the shelter, Lorne realized something embarrassing. His shelter seemed to be a little small, and he did not have any extra rooms for Dewey and Sally to stay in.
“You two can make do in the living room tonight. There will be a place for you tomorrow,” Lorne said to Sally and Dewey awkwardly.
“It’s okay, Boss. We can stay anywhere.” After spending some time together, Dewey could tell that his boss was a kind person.
Therefore, he did not feel displeased about these trivial matters, and expressed that there was no issue in staying in the living room.
As for what Lorne said about having a place tomorrow, Dewey was not too serious about it. Perhaps this was just his boss’s polite tone.
After all, the room was only so big. How could Boss create a room out of thin air?
Lorne saw that Dewey did not seem to believe his words, nor did he think of explaining it. Instead, he asked the system in his mind.
“System, can I build a city above our current shelter?” Lorne heard the announcement in the afternoon that the government had built cities to act as military fortresses to fend off disasters and monsters.
This thought appeared in his mind. After all, it seemed a little unreasonable for his system which was named Most Powerful Technology City System to not build a city.
“As long as the host gathers enough materials, the system can build the corresponding city for the host.”
“What kind of city can I build?”
“Host can go to the R&D Center to look for the city blueprints. Then, you can buy it with points and search for the corresponding materials.”
“What? I need points to build a city. What do I even need you for?”
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“All the services the host receives from the system require points.” Faced with Lorne’s dissatisfaction, the system only said softly and ignored him.
Seeing that the system was so stubborn, Lorne had no intention of arguing with it. Instead, he walked to the R&D Center to see what city blueprints he could buy.
“F*ck, system, are you kidding me? Why are the blueprints for this city so expensive?”
Lorne was searching the blueprints calmly, but when he saw the price, he lost his cool and roared at the system.
“The pricing of everything in the system is based on the principle of fairness and justice. There is absolutely no exaggeration. The host knows that building a city is a huge project. It is incomparable to upgrading a small piece of equipment.”
“Then explain why a wooden city requires 20,000 points?”
“Although the wooden city doesn’t sound firm, it can withstand the attacks of hundreds of monsters after being created by the system. It’s definitely worth the price.” The system explained.
“Furthermore, the host needs to know that the system requires energy to help the host create a city.”
Hearing the system’s explanation, Lorne’s uneasy heart calmed down.
“System, help me see how many points I can exchange for the crystal cores I obtained this time?” Lorne understood that it was unrealistic to bargain with the system.
Therefore, he asked the system about his immediate problem, the points for the crystal cores.
“Host, you can exchange for a total of 100,000 points for the crystal cores. Do you want to exchange?” The system scanned all the crystal cores that Lorne had collected this time and said to him.
“What? 100,000 points? Exchange immediately.”
Lorne immediately lost his calm when he heard the huge number of 100,000. Although he had obtained many crystal cores, he did not count them carefully. He did not expect to exchange them for so many points.
As Lorne confirmed the exchange, the crystal cores that filled the bag disappeared. Lorne could see that his points balance on the shop interface had become six digits.
“System, exchange for the blueprint of the Steel City immediately.” With money, his back instantly became straight. Lorne generously exchanged for the blueprint of the Steel City worth 50,000 points.
“The blueprint has been exchanged. As long as you gather enough iron ores, you can build the steel city.” After Lorne finished buying the blueprint, the system told him the amount of iron ores needed to build the city.
“System, are you asking me to dig up all the iron ores by myself? Then I have to dig until I’m 50 years old.” Lorne looked at the huge number on the screen and had a mental breakdown.
“The host can buy mining robots. This way, you can quickly and efficiently collect iron ores. You can also collect various metal resources.” The system gave a solution.
“How many points does this mining robot need?” Lorne asked the system through gritted teeth. He felt as if he had fallen into a trap set by the system. The goal was to drain all the points in his pocket.
“A mining robot costs 10,000 points,” the system’s mechanical voice sounded in Lorne’s mind.
“Why don’t you just rob me? Do you know how hard it is for me to get some points?” When Lorne heard that the mining robot actually needed 10,000 points, he started cursing at the system.
“Host, please calm down. This kind of mining robot naturally has its value. It only needs two days to finish mining all the iron ores needed to build the Steel City.”
“This kind of mining robot has its own special storage space. It can store almost all the mining materials, so the host doesn’t need to carry them by himself. All you need to do is set a number. After gathering them, it will return to the host.”
The system explained the advantages of this mining robot to Lorne.
After hearing the explanation, Lorne suddenly felt that this mining robot was worth it. After all, the amount of materials required by the system was too high.
This robot could mine enough materials in two days. Wasn’t that too efficient?
“Can it be a little cheaper?” In fact, Lorne was already planning to buy this robot, but he still wanted to bargain with the system to see if he could save some points.