Long Yu had already realised the reason why the system told him about the mutation. The 'other' currency that he wanted to know about was surely related to it.
Unfortunately, he now did not have the qualifications to worry about obtaining it, when he wasn't even sure if he himself could survive the upcoming disaster.
Right now, Long Yu needed to accumulate the only resource that he could get his hands on. Money!
Although he had a few ideas on how to quickly earn money within the remaining 38 days, he first needed a certain amount of capital to do so.
Sadly, he was now piss poor after the exchange for the shocking information. Therefore, he could only once again turn to scavenging.
10 days later.
Long Yu had a frown on his face when he looked at the holographic screen.
It seems that 160K was the maximum he could earn from 10 days of scavenging. And that was counting him mindlessly digging for usable items everyday.
Any quicker than that and he might very well cause an accident at the scrapyard.
If the other scavengers knew what was on his mind, they would probably cough blood from frustration.
Any scavengers would be crying from joy if they could earn even 5K from a month's scavenge.
Although Long Yu was not satisfied, there was nothing he could do. Time was limited after all.
Considering the sum of money that he now had, it was at least enough for him to carry out his plan.
'System!' He called out in his mind.
Next, he accessed the exchange platform and typed in a few words into the search bar.
Instantly, a 3D holographic pair of of contact lenses appeared on the platform. Words could also be seen next to the hovering item.
X-Ray Vision Contact Lenses(Consumable):
[A pair of advanced contact lenses that grants the wearer the ability to see through objects and obstacles. Can be activated and deactivated at will.]
[Activation duration: 180 minutes]
[Effective distance: 3 meters]
[Note: Requires wearer's mind to focus while activated. Pro-longed usage may cause headache and temporary blurred vision.]
[Exchange price: 150,000 yuan]
This was the item which Long Yu decided to exchange from the system. With this pair of powerful contact lenses, he would finally be able to execute his plan.
What was he going to use it for? No, it was not to peep on girls. There was only one smart way to earn money using this item. Gambling!
Although Long Yu had not ventured into the field of gambling before, he had been doing a lot of research on it for the past week. He was confident that his plan would work.
Not hesitating anymore, Long Yu completed the exchange. 150K was deducted by the system, leaving him with a little more than 11K yuan.
He held onto the rectangular tiny box that magically appeared on his palm. The appearance of the box exuded a futuristic feeling.
The surface of it was a smooth matt black, with traces of neon blue lines running across the box's edges.
When Long Yu opened the box, he saw the physical version of the X-Ray Contact Lenses lying on top of a gel-like pad inside, as promised.
From its appearance, he could detect a faint blue glimmer reflected on the lenses.
Carefully removing them from the box, he then attempted to put them on.
Once one of the contact lenses made contact with his right eye, it immediately melted and merged with his eye.
Long Yu panicked and tried to remove the lens. However, he realised that it was not in his right eye anymore. It was as if it had vanished the moment he put them on.
Calming himself, he recalled the description of the X-Ray contact lens.
'Right! It was categorised as a consumable.'
'How careless of me. Luckily, I meant to use them anyway.'
Long Yu proceeded to put on the second lens on his left eye.
Next, it was time to test them.
'Activate!' Long Yu called out in his mind.
Instantly, his entire vision changed. It took him a few seconds for his mind to adapt to the sudden change.
'Unbelievable!' he exclaimed.
As he looked around in his room, he could see many different layers of objects.
Due to his inexperience in using the lenses, he was unable to differentiate the order of the overlapping layers in his vision.
For instance, when he looked at his alarm clock, the lenses allowed him to see the gears inside. However, he could not tell which part of the gears was in front and which was at the back.
Long Yu spent around 10 minutes familiarising himself with the abilities of the x-ray contact lenses.
After the short test that he did, he was more or less able to control the abilities now.
The lenses allow him to focus the x-ray effect on a certain area instead of his entire vision. This helped reduce the brainpower expended during its activation.
Moreover, he was now able to control the x-ray effect to any distance that he desired within the 3 meters limit.
He could also alter the amount of layers that he wanted to see on any object.
Overall, Long Yu was extremely satisfied with the power of the x-ray contact lenses.
He looked at the timer counting down on the top right. It was showing the amount of time left for the lenses usage.
[Activation duration left: 169 min 21 sec]
Without hesitation, he quickly deactivated its power. There was no reason to waste anymore activation time now that he was done with the test.
At that moment, Long Yu could feel a wave of dizziness hit him. Luckily, it didn't affect him too much.
It seems that he really needed to be careful not to keep the power activated for too long.