“Sir, what kind of spiritual weapon would you like to see? I can recommend some to you. Our store has a complete range of high quality spiritual weapons. We will definitely satisfy you.”
“Oh, you have any kind of products? Do you have the prototype of a magic weapon for sale?” Liu Ming asked with a normal expression after listening to such a bold statement.
“Sorry for my big-mouth, our shop doesn’t have such treasure.” The staff in green clothes was in a daze when he heard that. After a while, he said with a sour face.
“It’s okay, ask your shopkeeper to come out. I have something to talk to him in person.” Liu Ming said with a slight smile.
“Sir, please follow me to the private room on the 2nd floor.” The staff in green clothes saw that Liu Ming didn’t seem to be joking, so he said quickly.
With that said, the staff in green clothes took Liu Ming all the way up to the 2nd floor and entered a rather elegantly decorated single room. After serving a cup of spirit tea, he went to ask the shopkeeper.
Liu Ming picked up the cup and took a sip. He felt that the tea was bland with a touch of sweet mint which was considered a good tea.
After a while, a man with white sideburns came in. When he saw Liu Ming, his eyes changed slightly, and he immediately cupped his fist and said,
“I’m Shopkeeper Jin Yuan. It’s our pleasure for having sir as our customer.”
“Mr. Jin doesn’t have to be so polite, I’m Ye Ming.” Liu Ming couldn’t help being taken aback when he heard such obvious flattering words. He also stood up immediately, gave a bow, and subconsciously used his original pseudonym.
The man with a square face was obviously also a Condensation Period cultivator, but he seemed to have just entered the early stage.
“Mr. Ye, please sit down.” The man quickly asked Liu Ming to sit down, then he sat on the opposite side.
“I heard from my staff that you have a business to talk with me, may I know what is it about?” The man seemed to be a forthright person, so he immediately went straight to the subject.
“Oh, it’s actually nothing. I have something that I can’t use, so I want to sell them.” Liu Ming waved his hand, and 5 wooden boxes were put on the table.
“Sell things?” The man was startled, then nodded.
Spiritual weapon shops like Clear Water Pavilion not only sold things, but they also purchased various items. Not only spiritual weapons, but they also purchased minerals and elixirs.
The man was a little disappointed. The purchase was usually in charge by the deputies; unless there were some very valuable goods, he would handle it by himself.
But when Liu Ming flicked his sleeve and opened the wooden boxes on the table, his complexion changed immediately after seeing the items. He stood up abruptly.
Among the things placed in the wooden box, 3 were spiritual weapons and 2 were white jade porcelain vases.
On the other hand, the man with a square face stared at a bloody flag with burning eyes.
Liu Ming smiled slightly and took a sip from the teacup. These things were collected from the storage talismans of the Blood Emperor and as well as the evil cultivators whom he killed earlier, such as the spiritual weapon of the Withered Bone Monk.
In order not to attract attention, he had slowly sold these items in various markets for more than a year in exchange for a large number of spirit stones. These were almost the last batch.
This bloody flag was just a superb spiritual weapon used by the Blood Emperor, and its quality was not low.
“Woah… Mr. Ye is so bold. You are actually selling these rare treasures.” The man let out a long sigh of relief, barely calmed his mind, and looked at Liu Ming admiringly.
“Not at all, these things are of good quality, but unfortunately they don’t match the techniques I practice. Otherwise, I would not sell them.” Liu Ming smiled faintly.
“In that case, I will tell you the truth. We will buy your items, but for the price…” The man first agreed to buy, but he hesitated later.
“Don’t worry, I’m in need of spirit stones, so we can still talk about the price.” Liu Ming replied indifferently.
The man with a square face was overjoyed when he heard the words, so the 2 discussed for a while.
In the end, this superb spiritual flag was sold for 1.2 million spirit stones, plus the other 2 upper grade spiritual weapons and 2 bottles of demonic elixir, for a total of 1.9 million spirit stones.
Everyone was happy about the deal.
In the following time, the man with a square face talked with Liu Ming enthusiastically, and inadvertently wanted to inquire about the origin of Liu Ming’s identity.
“Mr. Jin, to be honest, on one hand, I came to Zhen Yuan City to sell these spiritual weapons. On the other hand, I’m here to buy some auxiliary cultivation items. Mister is familiar with the local area, do you have any suggestions for me?” Liu Ming asked casually after a few perfunctory sentences.
“Of course, what do you want to buy?” The man with a square face heard this and said respectfully.
“Please take a look.” Liu Ming took out a jade slip and handed it over.
The man took it with his hand and placed it on his forehead. He closed his eyes and probed with Divine Thought.
After a while, the man with a square face opened his eyes.
“These things… It seems that Mr. Ye’s cultivation has reached the Condensation Period perfect stage, and you are about to advance to the Crystallization Period. It is really gratifying.” After the man knew the things written in the jade slip, his face gradually appeared surprised. He opened his eyes and said enviously.
“How is advancing to the Crystallization Period an easy task? I’m just doing some preparations. As for whether it can be achieved, it depends on my luck.” Liu Ming sighed faintly.
“The things that mister wants are all rare spiritual things; the roots of the fire ginseng king and the blood essence of the psychic yinzhi horse are things that can only be encountered by chance. I have never seen any of them in Zhen Yuan City for decades.” The man groaned slightly and smiled bitterly.
Liu Ming frowned, and he wasn’t surprised.
For more than a year, he asked countless shops, and he always got the similar answers.
It was no wonder that these were rare treasures. Once anyone obtains them, he will cherish them. Unless he was forced to, he wouldn’t sell them at all. Therefore, it was impossible to get them through normal channels.
“However, Mr. Ye doesn’t have to be discouraged. I have recently learned a piece of news, which may be useful to mister.” The man suddenly changed his conversation and said.
“Oh, what is it about?” Liu Ming’s eyes lit up suddenly.
“Zhen Yuan City will hold a series of big auctions at this time of the year. At the end of the auction, some local high rank cultivators will spontaneously gather together and hold some private exchange meetings so that every fellow cultivator can look for what they need. There will be quite a few rare treasures too.” The man talked smoothly.
“You mean?” Liu Ming’s eyes flashed, and he asked slowly and calmly.
“Mr. Ye came at the right time. As far as I know, an exchange meeting will be held soon. I heard that there will be a lot of good stuff, so maybe there are things that mister needs.” The man said slowly.
“Really?” Liu Ming’s eyes flashed.
“This… I only heard about it from someone else. But there have been many rare treasures in the exchange meetings in the past. Mr. Ye can really try your luck there.” The man said hesitantly.
Liu Ming’s heart was moved, and his face showed a hint of thought.
“However, to participate in this exchange meeting, you must be recommended by a local person, and you must have goods of corresponding value. If Mr. Ye wants to participate, I can recommend you.” The man quickly added.
“Then I will trouble Mr. Jin. I think I have quite some wealth to join it.” Liu Ming was overjoyed and cupped his fist in a salute.
After the 2 chatted for a while to agree on some matters, Liu Ming left.
3 days later, Liu Ming met the man with a square face as promised. He followed him to Vermillion Bird Street in Zhen Yuan City.
This Vermillion Bird Street was a relatively secluded area in the city. There were rarely cultivators roaming here. The buildings on both sides were very tall, clean and very tidy.
They stopped in front of a palace-like building built of white jade. The man with a square face walked to the door and knocked on the door lightly.
Soon, a young woman in white clothes opened the door and walked out. After seeing the man with a square face, she immediately smiled politely. A charming flirtatious expression spread faintly. She said with a sweet smile,
“It turns out to be the Shopkeeper Jin of the Clear Water Pavilion. Why a busy man like you are here today?”
“Ms. Mingzhu is really funny. As they said “never go to the temple for nothing”. I’m here today to introduce you Mr. Ye Ming to participate in today’s exchange meeting.” The man with a square face turned sideways and introduced Liu Ming to her.
“Oh, this mister looks very unfamiliar, but since he is recommended by Mr. Jin, please come in.” The woman in white clothes had noticed Liu Ming a long time ago. After hearing this, her smile faded immediately. She glanced at Liu Ming and said so.
With that said, the woman in white clothes turned sideways to open a tunnel.
“Mr. Ye, I will just stop here. I hope mister can gain something from it.” The man with a square face didn’t mean to go in. He bade farewell to Liu Ming, then he turned his sleeve and walked away.
Liu Ming glanced at Jin Yuan leaving, nodded slightly at the woman in white clothes, and walked in with his hands on his back.
In the past 3 days, he also secretly inquired about a lot of things about the exchange meeting. The organizer was secretly held together by several major businesses in Zhen Yuan City. Their reviews had always been very good among local cultivators.
As the white jade door closed behind him, the light inside the door dimmed a little, and the moonstone inlaid on the wall sprinkled a faint white light to illuminate a small space around it.
As the woman turned around and was about to say something, Liu Ming had already taken more than 10 steps forward.
“Although mister is recommended by Shopkeeper Jin, you should also know the rules here.” As the woman in white clothes saw this, her eyes flashed with a hint of displeasure, and she said coldly.
Maybe he forgot about the entrance fee?
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