However, the interior hall was unexpectedly vast, just like a central plaza, with an area of tens of thousands of square meters and the size of several football fields.
This was completely different from ordinary banking institutions. It was only after looking at this vast hall would someone realize that it was not.
In the center of the hall was a huge glittering blue crystal, and surrounding it were many praying mats spread out in a ring formation. It gave the atmosphere an otherworldly feel.
Dozens of people sat scattered on the futons. They sat upright with their eyes closed, silently working, with a trail of faint white energy connecting them to that huge blue crystal.
That white energy that was going back and forth and working ceaselessly was the pure and gentle magical aura cultivated from the universal Nine Transformation Golden Core Technique.
The white aura on each person was different in thickness and density, with each one unique from the other. At a glance, it was clear that this was caused by the difference in cultivation between each person.
Traditional banks were places for one to show off wealth, while this was a place to show off strength.
Unless they deliberately hid it, it was clear who was stronger and who was weaker at a single glance, just like bank customers.
Robert was intoxicated by this sight. This seemingly ordinary scene was a treasure in his eyes.
Although this was unique to China now, it would soon spread to the rest of the world.
If things went the way he predicted, this was the beginning of the rise of mankind.
Before long, Robert returned to his senses and walked to one side of the hall where there were counters and receptionists.
"Hello Sir, how may I help you? If this is your first time here, please take a look at the business guidebook over there first." The thin and weak Whitestone person's words were genuine and enthusiastic, but his words were still somewhat unfamiliar. It seemed that he had just been trained and was not proficient in the service yet.
"Oh, I'd like to see your manager. I have a large business transaction to discuss with him." Robert said seriously.
He did not directly seek out Vigilante A because he did not want to use up any more personal connections. Robert owed him his life several times, and Robert had not compensated him yet. His nephew gave him money as thanks for saving his life, but he himself had not repaid the debt, so he could not owe any more.
It seemed like it would be easier to go directly to the open procedures.
"Oh, our manager doesn't simply meet customers. If you have any business transactions, please tell them to me first, and I'll tell him." The Whitestone person at the counter replied with equal seriousness.
Robert knew that these Whitestone people would not lie. Since the other party had already said so, he would not demand any further.
"Well, I want to set up a company that does the same business as you over in the USA, so I hope to get your technological support. Of course, you'll get extremely generous remunerations…" Robert said truthfully.
"Ah, I see. In that case, please wait a moment while I call Clan Leader." The Whitestone person accidentally used his usual address for Shi Gan, looking even more unprofessional.
Robert watched as he started to make the call...
After a while, the Whitestone person put down the phone and said, "You'll have to wait a moment. Clan Leader needs to ask the big boss for instructions."
"Alright, I'll wait." Robert nodded and sat down at the counter. He then picked up a color-printed pamphlet titled 'A Guide on Magical Provenance's Business Conduct'.
Somewhere on Earth, in mid-air, Vigilante A released several streams of sword energy to nail and kill three unbridled evildoers poaching demons.
The group of small demons that narrowly escaped death were currently bowing down.
Long ago, after the Fellowship Meeting held in Cloud Fog City, major international organizations such as the Alliance of Justice and Order joined forces and publicly signed the 'Proposal for the Coexistence of Demon and Man'.
Within that was a rule, "Those who can speak must not eat each other. Otherwise, man and god will be angered, and heaven and earth will not tolerate it."
Demons could not eat humans, and humans also could not eat demons.
The reason for this was that the proposal clearly explained that demons were 'currently-evolving humans'. Eating a demon would be equivalent to eating a human that had not completely evolved, and a human eating another human was something that only happened in the worst eras.
As for demons eating humans, it was considered equally vile, and naturally would not be tolerated as well.
"As expected of the ancestor of thousands of demons, the descended True Dragon, the Venerable Dragon God's heart still lies with us. He didn't merely take the humans' side." A group of small sapient demons whispered.
"Of course. The Venerable One has always stressed justice and never bullies others with force. As long as we keep our peace and don't provoke others, the Venerable One will give us justice if humans try to provoke us."
Vigilante A nodded at them and left with an expressionless face.
For him, the only advantage of those praises was that his reputation would improve. However, compared to the huge amount he currently had, this was but a drop in the bucket and was completely negligible.
However, it was the System's character not to let go of an iota.
"As expected, people will die for money, and birds will die for food. I thought that after two years, my fame would have spread all around the world and no one would dare to commit any more crimes. I didn't think that these people would keep emerging one after the other." The System was both confused and excited.
"Of course, that's because humans are stupid. Intelligent beings are probably all like this. As long as there are sufficient benefits, they'll dare to risk even their most precious lives. They probably thought that they could catch a handful and hide them, and escape your pursuit, but they don't know that that's just their wishful thinking." Fang Ning expressed calmly.
In reality, humans did all kinds of stupid things because of greed. It happened everywhere, one after another, never-ending.
Vigilante A was very powerful. However, the Earth was large, and there would be places that even he could not see. This was the common idea of those who committed crimes.
However, what awaited all of them was Heavenly Punishment...
"Ah, I see. Hm, Shi Gan sent a WeChat message…" Sir System marveled, "It's as you expected. There really are competitors who want to set up Magical Energy Banks like us. Oh, they even want us to provide technological support."
"Heh heh, this is the acute foresight of Sir Fang. I've told you long ago, in front of benefits, people are like wild beasts and will jump at them immediately. How much money can banks that have monopolizing positions make? You only need to look at some of the top five hundred banks to know…" Fang Ning lightly said.
"Uh, so should we decline or refuse?" Sir System asked awkwardly.
"F*ck…" Fang Ning was speechless, "Is there a difference between those two choices?"
"There is." Sir System said with conviction, "One is politely declining, while the other is resolutely refusing."
"Of course we agree." Fang Ning said matter-of-factly.
"Wait, what?" The System fumed, "Didn't you say before that we had to maintain our technological monopoly, and that only we could open the bank?"
"Haha, you're as short-sighted as ever. The market is right there, if we don't occupy with our good money, it'll be occupied by someone else's bad money. As long as we occupy the market and grasp the core of the technology, we can just lay down and make money, just like those western companies from before." Fang Ning shook his head.
He still knew the modern economy, at least, more so than Sir System did.
"Ah, I don't get it, but you'll never throw away your own money, so just agree to him. However, you'll have to find the materials yourself." The System said forcefully.
"Eh, I used the materials from last time for half a month. This time, I'll just make him find them." Fang Ning could not be bothered and immediately pushed away the responsibility.
"That's fine, it'll be considered part of the cooperation. Besides, they can dream on about cracking my baby. Those are all System Bound." The System said triumphantly.
"I love that confidence of yours." Fang Ning affirmed.Unfortunately, the RAWs cut off mid-sentence here.
After Robert entered, there was a hall facing him. From the street-view outside, this 'Magical Provenance' was only a three-story building.