Chapter 8: The Auction Begins
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In the end, the pill was bought by Guo Wen at the price of four thousand spirit stones. It was four times the original price. At the same time, a system notification sounded in Lin Mos mind.
[ Ding! The host has successfully auctioned a tier 3 top-grade qi essence pill. ]
[ Successfully triggered 500 times return! ]
[ Obtained a tier 5 top-grade profound qi pill, Chaos Pill! ]
Although it was a tier five top-grade pill, it could not be compared to the Heavenly Recovery Pill. It would not benefit Lin Mo much at the moment.
Lin Mo planned to use the Chaos Pill to exchange for spirit stones at the next auction. This way, he could also continue to increase the auction houses reputation.
Meanwhile, Wu Jin was smiling. The first item for auction had already given him great confidence. It was likely that the subsequent items would be better.
“The second item is a low-grade tier 4 herb, worry-free grass. Starting price is 3,000 low-grade spirit stones!”
Wu Jin carefully took out a tray. There were a few tender green leaves on it. They looked no different from ordinary grass, but everyone could smell its faint refreshing medicinal fragrance.
“Even the starting price is not something ordinary people like us can afford.”
The starting price put off many people. On the other hand, Li Yunfei was overjoyed. He was somewhat glad that he did not win the bid for the qi essence pill. To him, the worry-free grass was better because its effects and medicinal properties were more gentle. It was more suitable for him to consolidate his sixth stage foundation establishment strength.
Moreover, the worry-free grass was useless to Huang Kegan. Thus, he would not place a bid. As for Guo Wen, he had just spent a large portion of his spirit stones, so he should not be buying the herb. Other than those two, Li Yunfei believed that no one would be able to outbid him.
Guo Wen felt a little bit regretful in his heart.
“Forget it, the qi essence pill isnt bad. I still have a chance at getting the tier 5 top-grade cultivation technique. Ill save my spirit stones for now.”
Everything went exactly as Li Yunfei predicted. He ended up buying the worry-free grass for six thousand low-grade spirit stones.
[ Ding! The host has successfully auctioned a low-grade tier 4 worry-free grass. ]
[ Successfully triggered 1,000 times return! ]
[ Obtained a low-grade tier 7 worry-free fruit! ]
The worry-free fruit was a product of the worry-free grass. In fact, it was the essence of the entire herb. It was even rarer and did not have any side effects. Not only could it quickly heal wounds, but it could also help the user attain the next level.
“The third item is a tier 4 top-grade martial art, Frost Sword technique. Starting price is 5,000 low-grade spirit stones!”
Uncle Wang took out a wooden box. It was made of high-quality agarwood. One could see that it was quite old. The lines on it were almost indistinguishable and the surrounding edges were also somewhat off. Traces of time were revealed everywhere. There was also a faint layer of blue ice crystal covering the external layer of the box.
The moment Uncle Wang opened the box, a chill instantly struck him. Everyone could vaguely see the frosty qi surrounding the box. Indeed, it was a genuine tier four top-grade martial art.
Huang Kegan could not hold himself back any longer. He immediately shouted, “5,500 spirit stones!”
A tier four top-grade martial art would certainly help in his cultivation. Besides, the tier five top-grade martial art may not even exist. It could be a gimmick that the auction house had deliberately created to hype things up. Even if it really existed, it might not be suitable for him. If his cultivation was unsuccessful, then everything would be pointless. It was better to settle for the second-best option.
Most people present had the same thoughts as Huang Kegan.
This also included Li Yunfei. He planned to go all out for this cultivation technique and shouted, “5,600 spirit stones!”
Guo Wen joined the bidding as well. However, he was a little worried because he did not bring a lot of spirit stones. Originally, he only wanted to join in the fun. He did not expect so many good things to be on auction. In other words, he was not well-prepared.
The gazes of the mercenary leaders met, creating crackling sparks. They were all determined to win.
In the end, this cultivation technique was bought by Li Yunfei at the price of seven thousand spirit stones. Guo Wen and Huang Keqian were so angry that they could only hit their chests and stomp their feet. Their only hope was that the subsequent items would be better.
[ Ding! The host has successfully auctioned a tier 4 top-grade martial art, the Frost Sword technique. ]
[ Successfully triggered 1,000 times return. ]
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[ Obtained a high-grade tier 7 sword art, Frost Sword Manual! ]
When Lin Mo heard the notification sound in his head, he instantly knew the Frost Sword Manual was something extremely powerful. Since he had just learned the Frost Sword technique before auctioning the article off, the two of them came hand in hand.
“The fourth item is a tier 3 top-grade black fish egg. Starting price is 2,000 low-grade spirit stones!”
Compared to the previous item, the black fish egg was rather lacking. It did not interest many people. Ironfish were creatures from the black water lake in the ancient forest. Due to their personalities, they were very difficult to tame. Moreover, their habitats were very well hidden.
Not many people had spotted an iron fish before. Needless to say, this was their first time seeing a black fish egg. Furthermore, they had no idea how to raise it. For a moment, those who were interested stared at the pitch-black fish egg on the tray until they forgot to bid.
The fish egg was like black jade. Some might even think it was a piece decoration.
“No one has ever raised an iron fish before. Maybe you can tame it while its still young.”
“The iron fish are known for their bad temper. It wouldnt be easy to tame them even if they were young. I think its better to just eat the egg. Besides, the egg makes a great tonic. If you have the means, you can add all kinds of herbs and boil them together with the egg.”
Everyone was discussing lividly. There were not many people who actually bid. After all, the practicality of the fish egg was not great.
The group leaders were mostly satisfied with their items such as the qi essence pill and worry-free grass. They did not need the fish egg to replenish their strength. Hence, to avoid wasting spirit stones, they refrained from bidding this round.
In the end, the black fish egg was bought by a merchant at the price of three thousand low-grade spirit stones.
[ Ding! The host has successfully auctioned a tier 3 top-grade black fish egg. ]
[ Successfully triggered 3,000 times return! ]
[ Obtained a tier 6 top-grade lookout fish egg! ]