Liu Ming scanned the old man with Divine Thought, and a slight strangeness flashed in his eyes.
This skinny old man, who had an ugly appearance, was also a cultivator of the Condensation Period later stage.
“Old Man Gao, I’m here to introduce you to business.” Lu Yanping yelled as soon as he walked in, seeming to know the shopkeeper very well.
The shopkeeper lazily looked up at Lu Yanping, then he glanced at Liu Ming who was following behind. He seemed to see the strength of Liu Ming Condensation Period later stage, and he looked solemn.
“It turned out to be Young Boy Lu. The guest you brought this time is not bad.” Old Man Gao smiled and got up from the recliner.
“Isn’t it? Why would I bring ordinary people…” Lu Yanping suddenly became energetic.
“Mister, what are you looking for?” Old Man Gao asked Liu Ming with a smile before Lu Yanping finished his words.
“This Mr. Liu wants filth yin liquid, demonic crow crystal and spirit essence powder, do you have them here?” Before Liu Ming could speak, Lu Yanping had already said it first.
“There are still some stocks of filth yin liquid and demonic crow crystal, but spirit essence powder is out of stock. This top-quality refining material is worth hundreds of thousands of spirit stones. My small shop can’t afford it.” The skinny old man glared at Lu Yanping, then he frowned.
Lu Yanping heard the words, glanced at Liu Ming, shrugged slightly, and made a helpless expression.
“Shopkeeper Gao, can you show me the materials?” Liu Ming said calmly after a moment of silence.
Although he looked indifferent in his expression, he was actually delighted. He couldn’t get spirit essence powder, but he could get demonic crow crystal and filth yin liquid. This was quite a good result.
The skinny old man turned around and walked a few steps inside without saying a word. He flipped his hand, took out a jade tablet and waved it on the wall.
Suddenly, there was a clicking sound, and an entrance of the height of a person appeared on the wall. He then walked in.
Liu Ming’s eyes flashed, and this small shop really had some back doors.
This skinny old man wasn’t afraid of showing the outsiders the secret room, he must also have a backer. He was not as simple as it seemed.
After a while, the old man turned out again, with an extra cloth bag in his hand.
“Please look at this mister.” The skinny old man waved his hand and closed the secret room, then he handed a cloth bag over.
Liu Ming nodded. He opened the cloth bag and revealed the contents inside; they were a small white jade bottle and a square wooden box.
He first picked up the jade bottle and removed the stopper. A faint black gas spread out from the opening of the bottle. He glanced into the bottle, and he saw that there was a cloud of dark viscous liquid inside. A faint chill exuded from the liquid.
Liu Ming looked carefully for a while, then he put the stopper back and opened another wooden box. There was a fist-sized purple crystal.
“Okay, I want both of them. Shopkeeper Gao, name your price.” Liu Ming said with satisfaction after a little inspection.
The skinny old man opened his mouth, but Lu Yanping had already spoken before he did,
“I said Old Man Gao, Mr. Liu visits your shop for the first time, you can’t ask for the price randomly.”
“Young Boy Lu, the old man knows how to do business, so you don’t need to teach me.” The skinny old man stared at the man in green shirt and said.
“Mister, I won’t talk about demonic crow crystal; only one price, one hundred and ten thousand spirit stones. I bought filth yin liquid from the other place at a high price; one hundred and fifty thousand spirit stones, absolutely no negotiation.” Old Man Gao said faintly.
Liu Ming thought about it a bit. This price was a bit more expensive than the market price he had learned, but considering the scarcity of materials, it was worth this price.
However, if he could lower the price, why not? He casually glanced at Lu Yanping by the side.
Lu Yanping understood. He cleared his throat and started to negotiate with the skinny old man.
After some negotiation, the two materials were finally sold for two hundred and forty thousand spirit stones.
After keeping the materials in the storage amulet, Liu Ming was in a good mood.
Now he was only one material away before he could start refining the 36th enchantment of the Nine Skulls Shield.
Thinking of the power after being upgraded to the rudimentary form of the magic weapon, Liu Ming couldn’t help but feel hot in his heart.
After completing the transaction, the two did not leave the shop immediately.
“I said Old Man Gao, about spirit essence powder, do you really have no way?” Lu Yanping asked with a grin.
“Why would I lie to you? Why wouldn’t I take it out and sell it if I have it.” The skinny old man rolled his eyes when he heard this, and he said in annoyance.
“Hehe, I didn’t mean that of course. Isn’t there a big auction in the market two months later? Have you gotten any news?” Lu Yanping said with a smile.
“No, I haven’t heard any special news yet.” Old Man Gao shook his head and said.
“Does Shopkeeper Gao have any clue about the ten thousand years old spirit turtle’s blood essence?” As Liu Ming heard the words, a hint of disappointment flashed in his eyes. He thought for a moment, then he still wanted to try his luck.
“The blood essence of the ten thousand years old spirit turtle is totally different from the previous ones. I have never seen it, not to mention owning it.” Old Man Gao glanced at Liu Ming and said so.
Although Liu Ming already knew the result, he still smiled helplessly a few times.
The two immediately said goodbye to the old man and left the shop, and they returned to the Piao Xiang House soon.
“In Changyang Market, Old Man Gao has the most connections when it comes to forging materials. Even he can’t buy the spirit essence powder you needed, so it is probably the same in other shops.” Lu Yanping took over the bag that Liu Ming handed over and scanned it with Divine Thought, then he said slowly.
“As long as Mr. Lu you try your best. If you can’t find it in the end, you don’t have to force it.” Liu Ming smiled slightly.
“En, I will ask other people again, and I will definitely give you an answer in two days.” Lu Yanping said seriously after thinking about it for a while.
Liu Ming immediately agreed with him for the next meeting time, and they left the restaurant soon.
Two days had passed in a flash.
Liu Ming went to the Piao Xiang House on time. In the same position, Lu Yanping was already sitting there and waiting.
Liu Ming’s eyes moved. In addition to Lu Yanping on the wine table, there was a slightly fat middle-aged cultivator, and he looked over in amazement.
“Mr. Liu is here. You are really on time.” Lu Yanping saw Liu Ming and stood up with a smile.
“Sorry for letting Brother Lu wait for so long. Mr. Ku Xin is also here, what a coincidence.” Liu Ming turned around and nodded to the middle-aged cultivator before he waited for Lu Yanping to speak.
“Mr. Liu, long time no see.” The middle-aged cultivator quickly stood up and cupped his fist.
“You two know each other?” Lu Yanping was a little stunned this time.
Liu Ming smiled slightly.
He and the middle-aged cultivator were not acquaintances; they just met once.
That was two months ago. In the Bai Lian Pavilion, a middle-aged cultivator and another Bat Clan cultivator were fancy on the spiritual weapon and started a dispute. Shopkeeper Ye invited Liu Ming to mediate the situation. After that, he sold the spiritual weapon to this person.
When Ku Xin talked about the meeting between them, he of course mentioned Liu Ming’s identity as the disciple in charge from the Taiqing Sect.
“It turns out that Mr. Liu turned out to be a Taiqing Sectouter disciple, which is really disrespectful.” Lu Yanping was shocked when he heard Liu Ming’s identity, and he quickly bowed while cupping his fist.
Taiqing Sect was one of the ancient sects of the human race and was respected by the people in the Middle Sky Continent. Even if it was just an ordinary disciple, he as an ordinary casual cultivator couldn’t be comparable it.
“Mr. Lu doesn’t have to be polite.” Liu Ming replied and said lightly.
After some courtesy, the three sat down again and talked about business.
“Mr. Lu, do you know anything about the material?” Liu Ming asked straightforwardly.
“In the past few days, I have inquired about many friends and I did get some news. Actually, the source of this news is from Mr. Ku, so I invited him to meet Mr. Liu today. I didn’t expect you two are all acquaintances.” Lu Yanping nodded and smiled.
“I also just heard it from someone else. Brother Liu should know that Changyang Market’s annual auction meeting will be held in less than two months.” Ku Xin said with a slight smile.
“Yes, I do hear about it.” Liu Ming replied calmly. Regarding the news of the auction, the Bai Lian Pavilion as Taiqing Sect’s sphere of influence was naturally clear.
“The scale of this auction conference is unprecedentedly grand. The Tian Luo Trading, that ranks within the top 10 in the Thousands Association Chamber of Commerce, will preside the auction. There are many rare treasures in the auction. According to reliable sources, the spiritual material, spirit essence powder, that mister wants will be available in the auction.” Ku Xin continued after a pause.
“Really?” Liu Ming was overjoyed when he heard this.
“Brother Ku’s source is very reliable, Brother Liu can rest assured. But for the ten thousand years old spirit turtle’s blood essence that you want, I have asked many friends, but I still couldn’t find it. I’m really sorry!” Yanping said.
“Ten thousand years old spirit turtle’s blood essence is originally something that can only obtain by luck, it’s not Brother Lu fault.” Liu Ming casually comforted him, and his attention quickly shifted to the auction.
“Regarding this auction, there is a rumor that there are more than ten superb spiritual weapons, and there are more elixirs and treasures. I even heard that the finale of the conference is a prototype of a magic weapon. That is an item that the powerhouse of the Real Pellet State covets.” Ku Xin couldn’t help but exclaim.
“Magic weapon prototype!” Liu Ming was also surprised when he heard this. This kind of treasure couldn’t be bought with spirit stone alone.
“According to the rules of previous years, the cultivator of the major sect who is in charge of a shop like Brother Liu will be invited to the auction. Although the spirit essence powder is precious, it is still a common treasure in this auction. You can get it by spending more spirit stones.” Lu Yanping touched his nose and said with some envy.
Liu Ming nodded silently; he already had an idea in his mind.
Although he had more than one million spirit stones in his hands, which was amazing compared to most Condensation Period cultivators, it seems that it was not enough to participate in this auction held by the Thousands Association Chamber of Commerce.
With the influence of the nearby territory of the Changyang Market, not to mention the Crystallization Period cultivator, it was not surprising to see the Real Pellet State cultivator participating in the auction.
A million spirit stones may be astronomical numbers for the Condensation State cultivators, but it was nothing for the cultivators above the Crystallization Period.
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