“Hmph, didn’t you claim to know everything in the Changyang Market? Now you can’t even identify the identity of the man with black face?” The young scholar snorted coldly in dissatisfaction.
Obviously, this Haoran Academy’s disciple still didn’t forget about the mutated insect egg.
“Yes, please give me a little more time mister. I will definitely find out the whereabouts of this person.” The thin man felt a chill and said hurriedly.
“Very well, if you can’t find out the whereabouts of this person, don’t ever show up in front of me again.” The young scholar couldn’t suppress his anger, patted the tea table, stood up, and walked straight to the second floor of the forge shop.
At the same time, in another seemingly ordinary shop closet near the Bai Lian Pavilion, a woman in purple with a dusty temperament was playing with a palm-sized golden turtle. Behind her, there was an old man in green clothes with a kind look on his face.
“Old Qiao, can you see anything about the spirit fluctuation just now?” The woman in purple clothes suddenly looked back at the old man beside her and asked faintly.
“Reporting to miss, according to my experience, someone should have refined or forged some kind of rare spiritual weapon or elixir. As an alchemist, there was also a similar strange phenomenon when I refined an earth grade elixir with five patterns by luck. When forging a superb spiritual weapon with a lot of enchantments, a similar situation would happen. Although this person used enchantment to cut off all spiritual fluctuation, since it was coming from the Taiqing Sect’s forge shop, it is most likely the second case.” The old man in green clothes bowed slightly and explained slowly.
“Old Qiao. Please send someone to check if there is any forge master sent by the Taiqing Sect to take charge of the shop.” The woman in purple clothes gave it a little thought, then she instructed.
“Yes, I will send someone to do it.” After another bow, the old man in green clothes walked out of the secret room.
In the following period, Liu Ming went to a Bat Clan shop and exchanged 13 pellet grades and 4 four spirit patterns of the earth grade cold condensing pills for more than three million spirit stones. After that, he spent most of the time in the shop.
Although Bat Clan Shopkeeper was surprised that Liu Ming could refine the earth grade pills so quickly, he thought these elixirs were refined from those thousand years old green condensing fruits.
Although he was amazed, he wasn’t too much of a surprise.
At this time, the spirit stone bag on his waist had more than five hundred upper grade spirit stones; five earth grade cold condensing pills with four elixir patterns; two of the five elixir patterns pills; one of six elixir patterns pill.
After half a month, the big auction finally began.
Near the lake of the market, a young man in a green robe walked slowly out of the side alley. After tidying his sleeves, he walked straight to the auction building. It was Liu Ming who had disguised his face.
Half a month ago, as the messenger of Taiqing Sect, he received an invitation letter from the auctioneer, Thousands Association Chamber of Commerce. However, he did not intend to use this invitation letter. He decided to disguise himself as a casual cultivator to join the auction.
At this moment, on the eve of the big auction, from time to time, groups of cultivators gathered here from all directions, pouring into the gate.
After Liu Ming observed for a while, he paid some spirit stones as entrance fees and walked into the auction hall under the watch of the guards.
After passing a spacious corridor filled with bustling people, it was the interior hall of the auction which was divided into two floors. Those who did not have an invitation letter could only enter the lobby on the first floor, while the second floor was for special guests who received invitations.
Liu Ming picked a rather secretive corner on the first floor, sat down quietly, and began to look around at the auction hall.
Surrounding the huge square high platform in the middle, there were rows of fan-shaped stairs around the venue on the first floor, and each stair was full of seats.
Liu Ming made a rough calculation. The entire venue on the first floor could accommodate thousands of people. About an hour before the big auction began, there were very few empty seats here.
With this scale alone, the auction at Changyang Market had far surpassed the auction held in the Sea Region.
The seats below were all ordinary seats. There were also VIP boxes on both sides of the second floor of the venue, which were obviously reserved for some powerhouses with status.
Since Liu Ming came in, he had vaguely noticed that many people had entered the box through his powerful mental power. Each of these people had a profound aura. Many of them were powerhouses that were at least at the Crystallization Period. It was not surprising that there were one or two Real Pellet State powerhouses among them inside.
Once these people enter the box, they could no longer be detected.
After another half hour, no one came from the entrance.
As the door at the entrance slowly closed with a loud bang, a golden beam of light suddenly lit up on the high platform in the middle. There was a platform slowly rising inside.
At the same time, the noisy sounds in the venue also stopped abruptly; everyone’s eyes were fixed on the golden light beam.
The golden light slowly dissipated, showing three men in white robes on the jade platform.
The one in the middle was an old man with white beard and hair. Under the gaze of so many people, he still had a lazy look. On the left and right sides were two young men, one had a pale complexion; the other had a dark complexion. They also looked calm under everyone’s gaze.
The corners of Liu Ming’s eyes twitched. These two young men looked dignified. They were obviously the Crystallization Period powerhouses. The old man with white hair was clearly sitting there, but as he probed with Divine Thought, his figure seemed to be fading as if he would be gone at any time.
This old man was actually a powerhouse of the Real Pellet State.
After the men from the left and right glanced around, they said loudly with a smile,
“Welcome to the auction held by our chamber of commerce. I will be the emcee of this auction. The rules are the same as usual. After calling out a base price, everyone will bid with spirit stones. If you don’t have enough spirit stones, you can also sell other treasures to us in exchange for the spirit stones. Of course, if you disagree with the price set by us, we will also auction it on the spot for you. In short, you will never feel that you are at a loss.”
The man with fair skin spoke so clearly, the cultivators in the venue naturally had no objection.
The old man with white hair and the man with dark skin respectively sat on the two chairs behind the jade platform.
“Alright, since everyone has no objections, then this auction will begin now.” The man with fair skin looked around, then he announced with a loud voice that resounded through the audience.
As soon as he spoke, a maid in white clothes elegantly walked out from the backstage, holding a white jade tray in both hands. The tray was covered with a big red brocade. Under the eyes of the audience, she walked calmly to the stage.
The man with fair skin uncovered the red cloth on the tray, revealing a half foot long odd-shaped blade.
“The first item, superb spiritual weapon, Green Sound Blade! It contains 28 enchantments; it also has magical sound effects when attacking, which makes opponents fall into illusion unknowingly and greatly reduces spiritual power. The base price is eight hundred thousand spirit stones. Each call must be at least thirty thousand spirit stones!” The man with a fair skin said loudly.
There were whispers in the venue immediately.
Although the blade was not as sharp as the sword, it was more overbearing. Among all spiritual weapons, its attack power was second only to the sword. If a blade user uses this Green Sound Blade at close combat, with the illusive sound and afterimages, he could catch the opponent off guard.
Not to mention others, even Liu Ming was a little moved.
“Eight hundred thousand!” Someone shouted immediately.
“Eight hundred and thirty thousand!”
“Eight hundred and seventy thousand!”
“Nine hundred thousand!”
Liu Ming the people raised the price to one million in just a while, then he shook his head and closed his eyes to rest.
From the bottom of his heart, although he also wanted to get one more superb spiritual weapon, he would not consider if the price was more than one million.
After all, his goal today was spirit essence powder. Although he had a lot of spirit stones, he wouldn’t spend too many spirit stones before he got the item.
As a result, after a fierce bidding, this Green Sound Blade was bid by a black man for a price of 1.2 million spirit stones.
Liu Ming looked at the boxes on both sides. The people who just bade were the cultivators below. The VIPs in the boxes seemed to look down on the Green Sound Blade; they remained silent collectively.
“The following auction item is also a superb spiritual weapon ‘Soul Destruction Fan’. This fan is made of yin demon blood jade, then it is mixed with the essence spirit of the demonic mandrill. It contains 30 enchantments. The base price is eight hundred thousand, and each bid is at least thirty thousand.” The people under the stage presented another white jade tray. This time, there was a fan lying flat on the tray. There was a purple skull embroidered on it.
Liu Ming was silent for a while. Another superb spiritual weapon, but this time it is for the evil cultivator.
“Eight hundred thousand!” Another person raised the price before the man with fair skin finished speaking.
“Eight hundred and fifty thousand!” The one who spoke was a cultivator in blue robe. He had a hideous face. He was playing with a bone scepter in his hand, which made him look like an evil cultivator.
“Eight hundred and eighty thousand!” Someone increased the price.
“Nine hundred thousand!” The man in the blue robe snorted; he was determined to get this thing.
“Nine hundred and thirty thousand!”
“One million!” The man in blue robe seemed a little impatient, and he directly raised the price to one million.
The value of a superb spiritual weapon was generally between eight hundred thousand and one million, unless it was a treasure with special effects. Such as the disturbing audiovisual effect of the Green Sound Blade auctioned just now, but this Soul Destruction Fan obviously had no such special ability.
“1.1 million!” This time the voice came from the VIP box, raising one hundred thousand more.
Many people in the venue were slightly surprised hearing that, and they all looked over.
It was a pity that there was an enchantment on the box, neither vision nor Divine Thought could penetrate it.
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