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That party with the weird name, D-Powers, which suddenly popped up, seems to have already started the orb auction.
Are they crooks? Or saviors of the world?
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Did ya’ll see? The first bid is in!
Totally. If this was ebay, the auction woulda been removed.
They marketed it as a gift to the world, but once the auction went online, it was just one orb up for sale, right?
Moreover, 60,000 JPY. That’s way cheaper than all the orbs up till now. Even I could buy it at that price.
What, maybe I should make a nice memory by placing a bid as well?
>145 I think that’s definitely impossible, but if you can really place a bid, you gotta be a multi-millionaire for sure.
Btw, watch the denomination.
? It’s JPY, right? > 147
That’s not the point 147 wanted to make lol.
Now, look closely, the denomination here is…
The fuck!? orz
Eh? Then that’s 6 billion JPY?
Calm down n’ count again roflmao >> 152
Wut? One, ten, hundred…what the fuck!? One orb for 60 billion JPY!?
Now that you mention it, that’s right
But, why such a high asking price?
There was an article about it on a site that exclusively reports on dungeons.
It said that this orb had been discovered in Russia in September, and that it allowed its user to read the epitaphs, which use mysterious characters, and had been found in various dungeons.
So, only one orb has been found around the world.
Eh? Does that mean that guy’s translation is the sole source?
Aye. On top of no one being able to check whether his translations are lies or missing parts, it’s very likely that something sensational is written on the epitaphs.
How would you know? > 158
Although two month have already passed, the contents haven’t been publicized at all, and exactly because those contents were distributed to various related places, it’s conceivable that a stupidly mad competition will start on this auction.
In addition, the country possessing the one person capable of translating them is Russia, got it?
So they want to verify it, huh? In that case, it’s a safe bet that the bidders will pretty much just be major governments.
Huh? If it’s such an important orb, why don’t they sell it to Japan, instead of auctioning it off? Wouldn’t it be kinda logical to bring it up with the government?
At this level, the JDA might intervene as well. I think even the state would suggest to trade it domestically, seeing as how it would likely become a terrifying diplomatic card.
Maybe they couldn’t agree on a price or something?
If the person in charge was someone like 163, I wouldn’t sell it either, you know?
Why is that? > 165
You’d be pissed if they came at you with an attitude like “it’s only reasonable to sell it to Japan”, no?
Oh, true. Besides, if they had an attitude like that, no doubt the offered price would be ridiculously low, right? No, going even further, it’s very likely they’d start talking about donating the orb for the sake of the state.
Hey! It’s already gone up to 89 billion.
Uwah, it’s true. Oof…
Wow, this is already enough money for a luxurious retirement and then some.
D-Powers is already at that level given the winning bids from the last two auctions. Probably.
With that power of collecting orbs? They might have several hundred members, you know? > 173
However, if they obtained the same orb tomorrow, this’ll surely become a big loss for the bid winner.
It’s because you have no clue whether the same orb might appear tomorrow, in a year, or even in 100 years. > 174
And during all that time, your security guarantee would be threatened by just one foreign country uncovering the core of the information.
Well, a country like America is using close to 70 trillion Yen every year for that security guarantee.
You mean, the current bid amount is just a light sounding out?
Well, I guess so. It’s also possible that the EU is going to win the bid by forming an alliance in the UN.
If it comes to something like that, why not just form a worldwide alliance and get the orb for cheap…
That’s not being possible with the current global situation, is it? The sins of the past strike back.
By the way, what’s that Okajio system that’s in use this time? 1 Is it a system created by Okashio?
Until now, a new bid would prolong the auction by ten minutes even if the deadline was up, right?
When the bidders have huge amounts of money, and must obtain the bid item at any cost, it’s possible that the bidding won’t end, no matter how much time passes.
Well, if you add the minimum bid each time, six times per hour, you can drag it out by a day as long as you renew your bid 144 times.
Yep. This time the handover is set to 12/2 for some reason, so they’d be troubled if that happened, right? In case the deadline runs out, the extension time will be 12 seconds after the bid price was updated while not knowing the highest bid, they say.
In other words, if you don’t put up an amount of money exceeding the highest bid within those 12 seconds, the bidding will end then and there. So, it won’t be possible to keep adding bids with the aim to extend it indefinitely?
Correct. That’s why it’s also possible that the bid amount will jump up all of a sudden after the time has run out.
Hahaha, so that’s why Okajio, eh? It’s kinda like occasio.
GG. It’s Latin. It means something like opportunity or chance.
Nice one > 186
If you used English for that, it’d be written as occasion. lol
Anyway, why 12 seconds? It feels kinda odd as an extension time.
They felt like it?
A chemistry joke about 1 Mol?
What’s the deal with that? > 192
One mol is the number of atoms contained in 12 gram of Carbon-12. The chemical symbol for Carbon is C. If it’s beyond base 13, the notation for 12 is C.
Oh, okay. But, no matter how you look at that, isn’t that way too sophisticated?
About that, just the other day, it was changed into a definition not depending on the kilogram standard at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures in France. 2 Quite timely, right? >> 194
Eh? Seriously? > 196
You guys, why do you know so much ’bout all this? rofl
Isn’t it a mathematical joke then?
It’s the smallest abundant number.
Google the term abundant number.
I wonder whether it’s about the overtime being excessive.
Alright, it’s settled with that.