This was his advantage. He did not need to concern himself with petty matters. Ye Xiwen would spend his wealth as long as he could improve his strength. For example, his decision to buy Tyrant Body Scripture in the past.
He spent everything he had at that time. Tyrant Body Scripture was vital to Ye Xwien. Without Tyrant Body Scripture, he would have died long ago.
Ye Xiwen directly immersed himself in the jade slip and studied the Wood Burning Saber Technique. This saber technique seemed challenging to cultivate. He needed to go through three steps: foundation building, qi refinement, and saber manifestation; each was essential. It would enable him to grasp the five elements in one hand. He would be able to manifest a Burning Saber with fire qi. The five elements principles – inter-promoting and inter-regulating  would apply in the range of thirty meters to fifty meters; Ye Xiwen would be peerless with no one capable of stopping him.
It surprised Ye Xiwen. Initially, he thought it was a martial technique with pure fire attributes. A thorough investigation made him realize the martial technique was more than that.
It was a martial technique cultivated based on the five elements: inter-promoting principle.
This was a bit of a surprise. As a matter of fact, it was not easy for a martial technique to achieve the five elements: inter-promoting principle.
But it also made Ye Xiwen pleasantly surprised. Initially, he thought this martial technique of fire attribute would undoubtedly be suppressed in this endless sea region. However, it was not. According to the five elements principle, water breeds wood while wood breeds fire. In this endless sea region, it would not hinder the Wood Burning Saber Technique but amplify it.
Of course, the premise was that Ye Xiwen had to cultivate the five elements principle – inter-promoting. This could be achieved when Ye Xiwen cultivated Wood Burning Saber Technique to its peak. At that time, the technique would not be inhibited by mere environment settings.
However, ordinary people couldn’t cultivate to such a level. Although the average person’s five elements were roughly balanced, almost no one could achieve the five elements’ absolute balance. Due to that, they often classified themselves with different attributes. However, it did not mean that they were in a null state in other elements they were not classified. Relatively speaking, that specific element among the five tend to be more active, making it more suitable to cultivate martial techniques.
Since it was unbalanced, it was naturally impossible to achieve inter-promoting and inter-regulating. The output, in the end, would be significantly reduced, but it could still retain its original might above the sea region.
But for Ye Xiwen, this was not a problem. When Star Beast Avatar was overcoming the Five Elements Lightning Retribution previously, the balance between five elements was established in the body. With Ye Xiwen absorbing the bloodline power and vital energy of Star Beast Avatar, he would be able to achieve it too. Even water vapor could be transformed into wood power and later on morphed into fire energy.
With his unique physique, this Wood Burning Saber Technique grew even more powerful.
However, no matter how great Wood Burning Saber Technique was, Ye Xiwen had to wait until the end of this auction before cultivating it.
Under the stimulation of the Human Level martial technique auctioned, it shaped the entire auction’s spirited atmosphere. Everyone began to look forward to it.
Although there were no more remarkable martial techniques like the Wood Burning Saber Technique, many items, herbs, martial instruments, and the like were auctioned at a high price.
Wang Mengyu also spent one million auctioning a herbal medicine that could nurture her cultivation.
After Ye Xiwen got the Wood Burning Saber Technique, he didn’t participate in the auction anymore. Most people probably thought he was penniless. After all, the nine million just now surprised many individual cultivators.
But only he knew whether he was penniless or not. Moreover, he was waiting for what he wanted to appear.
He wanted the Sea Region Map of the entire Flourished Cloud Sea Region. He didn’t know if this item would be auctioned. If not, he would head to the Sunny Bamboo Chamber of Commerce and ask if there was any Sea Region Map in the Flourished Cloud Sea Region. Cruising in this boundless sea region without a Sea Region Map was like a blind man.
However, after waiting for several batches, the Sea Region Map still yet to appear. However, something else good appeared.
“This map encompasses the Holy Realm Dweller’s Mansion’s surroundings. When we got it, it’s a little incomplete, but many locations outside Holy Realm Dweller’s Mansion are marked!” said Yao Qian slowly.
Suddenly, everyone swallowed and looked up. This Sea Region Map was much more attractive than anything else to these warriors.
The fundamental reason was that a thorough understanding of Holy Realm Dweller’s Mansion was essential to ensure good harvests during Holy Realm Dweller’s Mansion opening this time.
However, rumors said the Holy Realm Dweller’s Mansion was a cave mansion of Holy Realm Dwellers many years ago. It could be considered ancient. Having a map on hand would bear good results for sure.
“However, we do consider everyone’s needs. Hence, we have made ten copies of this map. We will sell them one by one, each with a price of ten million crystals!!” said Yao Qian.
Everyone was a little displeased. They naturally knew that once the starting price was set at ten million spirit crystals, it became the arena exclusive for wealthy giants. They wouldn’t have a share of it.
With no surprises, this map would not be circulated around. After all, everyone wanted to reduce competitors. Although these individual cultivators were not very strong, they could still threaten these giants if their numbers were large enough.
So the probability of them teaming up was high.
Those who could obtain it were also readying up to win this map.
“One and a half million!” Ye Xiwen immediately called as soon as Yao Qian stopped.
Suddenly it attracted the attention of many people. When many people heard Ye Xiwen’s voice, they had already guessed it. It should be Ye Xiwen. Although Ye Xiwen had become the limelight, there were not many people batting an eye on Ye Xiwen.
Besides, Ye Xiwen had already spent nine million previously and bought the Wood Burning Saber Technique. It appeared to many people that he would not have too many spirit crystals remaining. Even many people prospected that Ye Xiwen would not have much remained after buying Wood Burning Saber Technique.
To everyone’s surprise, he would be the first to bid for the map.
“No way. He isn’t a simpleton. Does he have a net worth of more than twenty million?” someone said in disbelief.
If it was just a Transcendent Realm veteran, it was not surprising to have such a net worth. However, Ye Xiwen was just a mere Half-step Transcendent Realm. How could he have so many spirit crystals? This had already exceeded their imagination.
Also, Ye Xiwen was not turned into an idiot by Crown Prince Crocodile previously. Many people dwelled in deep thoughts. Is there something other people don’t know about Ye Xiwen? Could it be that the death of E Xiangtian has to do with him?
When thinking of this, many people were stunned. Before that, almost no one thought E Xiangtian’s death had something to do with Ye Xiwen. At best, he might know who did it.
After all, E Xiangtian was also a Transcendent Realm veteran. Since he was a profiteer, everyone heard of him. Not many people would believe that a Half-step Transcendent Realm kid could kill him.
But now it was different. Ye Xiwen easily took out a net worth of twenty million, which was unusual for a Half-step Transcendent Realm expert.
This Ye Xiwen was not an ordinary Half-step Transcendent Realm expert, which piqued others’ interest.
Especially those Vanishing Shadow Poisonous Crocodile Clan experts. Their complexion appeared a little bit livid. They had enough reason to have a suspicion on Ye Xiwen. He did not turn retard under Crown Prince Crocodile’s hand. Moreover, he did not beg for mercy or plead his innocence.
This was suspicious!
Of course, they probably wouldn’t have thought that even if Ye Xiwen said he was not the murderer, they would not let Ye Xiwen go. That was the very reason why Ye Xiwen didn’t say anything. In reality, it made no difference as well, so Ye Xiwen didn’t try to explain it.
“This kid is fishy!” said E Ying coldly, “Then, E Xiangtian’s death must be connected to him. We need to send someone to investigate him. We can’t let him run away. Crown Prince Crocodile hasn’t come back. We can’t act rashly here. Once this kid leaves Sunny Bamboo Island, we need to make him pay. He defies my wishes. He will suffer a terrible death!
“Yes!” Many Vanishing Shadow Poisonous Crocodile Clan experts nodded and said.
“Bi Chen, you should monitor him. Your Jade Shadow Sea Snake Clan is the best at tracking, right?” E Ying commanded.
“Eleven million and five hundred thousand!”
The price of the first Sea Region Map rose wildly with an impressive number.
“Fifteen million!” Ye Xiwen shouted directly. The shocking price immediately stunned everyone, and many people were flabbergasted.
Ye Xiwen seemed to intimidate his competitors, and no higher price was called. The first map finally fell into Ye Xiwen’s hands as he wished. Almost immediately, a waiter brought the item into Ye Xiwen’s private room.
 Reference from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuxing_(Chinese_philosophy)#Weakening
The five elements include Fire, Water, Wood, Metal, and Earth.
Inter-promoting referred to “promote” interaction among the five elements.
1. Wood feeds Fire
2. Fire produces Earth (ash, lava)
3. Earth bears Metal (geological processes produce minerals)
4. Metal collects Water (water vapor condenses on metal)
5. Water nourishes Wood
Inter-regulating referred to “restrain” interaction among the five elements.
1. Wood stabilizes Earth (roots of trees can prevent soil erosion)
2. Earth contains (or directs) Water (dams or river banks)
3. Water dampens (or regulates) Fire
4. Fire melts (or refines or shapes) Metal
5. Metal chops (or carves) Wood
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