The old man in a white robe waved his hand at the short man to let him step down, then he walked to the front of Liu Ming to lead the way.
After passing through a not long black corridor, Liu Ming followed the old man in a white robe into a secret room in the belly of the mountain.
Different from ordinary cave house secret rooms, this secret room, which was only 100 meters in size, was surrounded by a thin layer of white mist. It should have the effect of isolating Divine Thought. There were only 1 stone table and 2 stone chairs in the middle, then there was nothing else.
“Please take a seat.” The old man in a white robe gestured to Liu Ming and said with a smile.
Liu Ming was not polite. He walked to a stone chair, flicked his robe, and sat on it.
“What do you want to sell?” The old man in a white robe sat on the stone chair opposite and asked with a tentative tone.
When Liu Ming heard the words, he flicked his sleeve expressionlessly. There were a dozen jade boxes lining up on the stone table, then he said lightly,
“I’m lacking spirit stones recently, so I want to sell my items for some spirit stones.”
The old man in a white robe nodded, then he waved 1 hand. A jade box floated up and landed on his palm slowly.
Then he lightly patted the jade box and opened it. A purple light burst out from it. It swirled in the air before revealing itself. It was the purple blade he got from killing the long-faced beastkin cultivator in the secret realm.
“A magic weapon prototype that is forged with spiritual materials such as the amethyst jade!” the old man in a white robe couldn’t help saying in surprise. A hint of joy faintly flashed in his eyes.
Liu Ming remained silent, looking at the old man in a white robe with a calm face.
“If senior wants to sell this spiritual weapon, our shop is willing to buy it for 6 million spirit stones, what do you think?” The old man in a white robe asked softly.
“6 million spirit stones, the price is fair. But there are still many items, you can inspect them first before giving me the price.” Liu Ming said blankly.
The old man in a white robe of course wouldn’t be polite. He opened the 2nd jade box, which contained a yellow bead. It was also obtained from the long-faced beastkin cultivator.
In the Thunder Pool Mountain’s secret realm, the magic weapon prototypes he got were all offensive type; none of them was a defensive weapon. After the Nine Skulls Shield was damaged, he needed a defensive magic weapon prototype now to protect himself from danger.
At this moment, the old man in a white robe was shocked. He was checking all the other items with fiery eyes.
“There are actually 5 magic weapon prototypes, and the others are superb spiritual weapons. Could senior be a forging master?” The old man in a white robe asked tentatively after taking a deep breath.
Liu Ming just gave a noncommittal smile without answering.
Seeing this, the old man immediately forced a cough without asking further, but his expression became much more respectful to Liu Ming.
After more than half an hour, the old man in a white robe had inspected all the items and put them back on the table.
“These more than 10 magic weapon prototypes and superb spiritual weapons roughly worth about 38 million spirit stones. Are you okay with the price? But even our store has not been able to stock up so many spirit stones. We are still lacking about 10 million spirit stones. If mister agrees with the price, I’m afraid you have to wait for a few hours before my man can bring the remaining spirit stones.” The old man in a white robe finally said to Liu Ming.
“I’m not in a hurry, I also want to buy some items here.” Liu Ming raised his eyebrows and said unhurriedly.
“Oh? May I know what does mister want to buy.” The old man in a white robe said with a move.
“Do you have defensive spiritual weapons for sale, but don’t take them out if they are not a magic weapon prototype.” Liu Ming asked slowly.
“Mister really come at the right time. Our shop has just bought an earth attribute magic weapon prototype, ‘Thick Earth Shield.’ I initially plan to bring it to the auction. If you want, I can sell it to mister.” The old man in a white robe said with a smile.
Liu Ming’s heart moved, but he nodded calmly on the surface.
Upon seeing this, the old man in a white robe did not go to other places to fetch this spiritual weapon. Instead, he took out a green jade box and handed it to Liu Ming.
The shopkeeper took this treasure with him, making Liu Ming also a little surprised.
He took the jade box from the old man in a white robe and gently opened the lid of the box. A burst of sand hit his face as a yellow light flashed out. It floated steadily in the air.
When the yellow light faded, a small yellow shield was revealed.
The surface of the small shield was engraved with a lifelike hill pattern, and the edges were shining with yellow light, giving people an unusual heavy feeling.
Liu Ming pointed at it, and a spiral sword qi blasted at the small yellow shield.
However, as soon as the sword qi touched the surface of the small shield, the hill pattern on the yellow small shield flashed with a golden light. A hill phantasm came out of the shield. The sword qi was reflected back by the hill phantasm, but the sword qi seemed to be weaker. It seemed that this shield could even absorb some of the damage.
Liu Ming was startled, and he hurriedly launched another finger sword again.
“Bang“, the 2 sword qi canceled each other out and dispersed.
Liu Ming knew how powerful this finger sword was. Without sacrificial refine, this shield could not only absorb part of its damage, but it could also reflect the attack. It would bring unexpected results in fights if he used it skillfully. As for some other uses, he had to sacrificial refine it before knowing them.
“I want this treasure. How much does it cost?” Liu Ming was moved. He put the small shield back into the jade box, looked at the old man in a white robe, and asked in a deep voice.
“This shield is a rare magic weapon prototype. If mister wants it, 8 million spirit stones will be fine. Mister must also understand that if this shield is taken to the auction, I’m afraid that it will be much more expensive.” The old man in a white robe said with a low tone and a hint of pain in his eyes.
The old man in a white robe was indeed a shrewd shopkeeper with many years of experience. The magic weapon prototype sold by Liu Ming was only given the price of 6 million spirit stones, but this ‘Thick Soil Shield’ was given the price of 8 million spirit stones.
However, what the old man said was true. If this shield was auctioned off, the starting price was estimated to be more than 5 million yuan, and the final transaction price would at least be 10 million spirit stones.
“Deal, 8 millions then.” Liu Ming said after giving some thought.
“Mister is really a forthright person.” The old man in a white robe said with a grin.
“Shopkeeper, do you have the best five light liquid for sale?” Liu Ming’s eyes flashed as he thought of something, then he asked faintly.
“The best five light liquid? This is also a rare thing, but our shop happens to have them. We only have 2 bottles; 12 million spirit stones per bottle.” The old man in a white robe showed a hint of doubt as he spoke to Liu Ming.
These 12 million spirit stones were a bit more expensive than Liu Ming got in the auction. This price was really absurd.
Although Liu Ming was rich, he was still unwilling after hearing the price. This old man in a white robe obviously knew Liu Ming didn’t lack spirit stones, so he deliberately asked for a high price. However, if he auctioned it again with a sky high price, it would cause unnecessary trouble.
He frowned and thought for a while.
“If mister really wants it, I will only sell these 2 bottles for 20 millions.” The old man in a white robe saw the hesitation on Liu Ming’s face, then he changed his words.
“Okay, but I want to inspect the goods first.” Liu Ming finally made a decision.
“Of course.” The old man agreed, then he clapped and summoned a maid from outside the door to fetch something.
After 10 minutes, 2 emerald green bottles were placed on the stone table between them.
Liu Ming took 1 bottle and got it in his hand, then he pointed in the air to open the bottle. A rich and sweet fragrance rushed toward him.
“It is indeed the best five light liquid.”
After Liu Ming muttered to himself, he released Divine Thought to inspect it.
After a short period of time, he completed the inspection of the 2 bottles of the best five light liquid. Then, he kept the Thick Soil Shield and the 2 bottles into the Sumeru Ring.
“Do mister still need other things? Our shop will definitely satisfy you.” The old man in a white robe made a big business in a blink of an eye, and he smiled even more.
“No need anymore.” Liu Ming didn’t speak too much as he replied coldly.
“Then our shop will only need to pay 10 million spirit stones.” After the old man in a white robe counted, he took out a bag of spirit stones, handed it to Liu Ming and quickly kept the jade boxes on the table.
Liu Ming didn’t say much, he used Divine Thought to check the spirit stones in the bag, then he kept it in the Sumeru Ring and left.
He already felt lucky to be able to sell so many magic weapon prototypes in 1 goal. Now that he purchased the best five light liquid and the Thick Soil Shield, his gain was quite fruitful. Although the price was a little too high, he didn’t lack these millions of spirit stones.
As soon as Liu Ming left the shop, he turned into an empty alley and disguised as a young scholar. He walked on the street, left the market quickly and flew toward his cave house.
At this time, in the secret room of the hidden shop, the old man in a white robe looked at the dozen jade boxes in his hands with a blank expression, and there were 3 masked men in black stood in front of him.
“Go and check whether there is a famous forging master in the neighborhood. In addition, this person will still refine elixirs, so it shouldn’t be hard to look for him. However, this person is at least the Real Pellet State early stage. You all only have to inquire about him, but don’t disturb him, lest there will be no return. I will report to the superior for the other matters.” The old man in a white robe faintly commanded.
As soon as he spoke, 3 black figures flashed out behind him, then they disappeared from the secret room.
At the same time, Liu Ming had already appeared in the mountains thousands of miles away. His current disguise was a gray-haired old man.
TL: The old man really isn’t an honest man as expected. What is he plotting?
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