Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-391
The clear ‘gong’ slowly reverberated throughout the auction ground.
Following the sound of the ‘gong’, the racket and noise in the ground
also gradually receded. Countless number of gazes were thrown toward the
crystal platform. Their eyes were all heated.
“Ke ke, I think that everyone here has waited until they are feeling a
little impatient. Since that is the case, I shall not say any official or
superficial words to annoy you.” That white-haired old man ,who was
wearing fancy clothes, smiled as he eyed the dense mass of heads in the
auction ground. Finally, his obscure gaze swept the factions seated in
the front row. His loud and clear voice resounded throughout the place.
As a very experienced auctioneer, he clearly knew that what those people
below wanted to see and did not want to see. Therefore, his unnecessary
introduction at the start was directly cast aside. Without a doubt,
however, this action of the old man had indeed won cheers from the entire
place. At the very least, even that dark, ice cold Junior Sect Leader of
the Blood Sect also nodded slightly.
“As the annual Great Auction Fair begins, I think that this one, which
our ‘Eight Gates’ has organized, will definitely not disappoint
anyone.” The old man gently clapped. He said in a clear voice, “I
announce that the ‘Black Mark City’ Auction Fair begins now!”
As the old man’s clear voice fell, an eye-piercing, intense light
erupted from the crystal platform. It was a long while later before the
intense light disappeared. On the auction platform in front of the
white-haired old man, there was a longsword which was entirely blue,
reflecting a thick, cold luster as the light reflected off of it. Seeing
the energy traces flowing on its body, it was clearly a Monster Core
weapon that a renowned blacksmith had meticulously created.
“This sword is named ‘Cold Edge’. It is molded from cold metal and
is said to be able to cut iron like one would cut soil. Moreover, it is
perfectly embedded with a rank three ice affinity Monster Core. If a
person who practices water or ice affinity skills uses it to fight with
an opponent, their strength will definitely be increased. Powerful
magical weapons are something that one must bring when going out. If
anyone is interested, do not be reluctant to spend the money in your
bags. Money may be precious, but that is only on the precondition of one
having the life to enjoy it, no? Ke ke.” The old man held the blue
longsword in his hand. The body of the sword trembled and a faint, cold
air rose, forming an indistinct white fog that was partially visible. He
turned his head toward the auction ground and smiled as he said, “The
base price is one hundred thousand. Everyone please.”
“A Monster Core Weapon, huh…” Xiao Yan muttered as he eyed that
longsword. However, he was not too interested in it. The current him
already had a weapon like the Heavy Xuan Ruler, where one made big
motions with its attacks, having momentum that put pressure on others. He
would really be a little unaccustomed if he was asked to change weapons
to a narrow and elegant longsword. Therefore, he did not have any
intention of participating in the bidding for this item. After all, he
knew that the good things came at the end.
Of course, Xiao Yan’s lack of interest did not naturally mean that the
other people would not be interested. For a Dou Zhe, a weapon that fitted
one’s hand was like the medicinal cauldron in an alchemist’s hand.
That was something used to make a living. Therefore, after the words of
the white-haired old man fell, quite a number of bidding sounds
repeatedly rang out through the auction ground.
The first bidding persisted for a couple of minutes before the sword was
successfully auctioned off to a skinny, weak-looking man with an excited
face for one hundred and fifty thousand gold coins.
After the first auction proceeded successfully, various different
treasures, armors, Dou Skills, Qi Techniques, medicinal ingredients,
etc., that caused people eyes’ to be dazzled, began to appear on the
auction platform. There was even once when Xiao Yan was somewhat stunned
as he watched a little beauty who was pushed onto the platform. She was
not very old, appearing perhaps around twenty two to twenty three years
old. Her figure, however, had matured till it left one speechless. A
small face, which was filled with timidness, could immediately stimulate
the male desires of those men in the auction ground who massacred all the
time. One by one, they turned into wolves. Finally, it actually ended up
with a high price of nearly one hundred and thirty thousand, causing the
white-haired auctioneer on the platform to part his mouth and smile.
Xiao Yan sat on the soft chair and indifferently watched those buffoons
around him. He closed his eyes and waited for something that could arouse
During the auction fair, there were not too many unique items, which
created an overly detonating atmosphere, appearing. Moreover, the people
who were bidding were merely some people seated in the back. The strong
factions in the front rows, who possessed a great amount of wealth, had
yet to make a single bid up until now.
Another clear ‘gong’ sound was transmitted from the crystal platform.
The white-haired auctioneer was full of smiles as he received a small,
silver plate from the hands of a female servant. There were two
transparent small jade bottles on the silver plate. There was a green
medicinal pill rolling around within each of the the jade bottles.
This medicinal pill attracted quite a number of gazes when it appeared.
After all, the medicinal pill was something in great demand and on par
with Qi Methods and Dou Techniques on this Dou Qi Continent. Moreover,
some of those medicinal ingredients, which could be directly used to
raise one’s strength, would cause a countless number of people to flock
“Ke ke, this medicinal pill is called the ‘Green Spirit Pill’. I
think that there are quite a number of people who have heard of its name.
It is able to help those people who have been hovering at the peak of the
Dou Shi class for a long while to break through their barrier in one go.
Moreover, these ‘Green Spirit Pill’ is of the ‘Two-Lined’ class.
If one is lucky enough after one consumes it, one might wildly soar two
stars of strength.” The white haired auctioneer pointed at the
medicinal pill in the bottle and smiled as he spoke.
The words of the auctioneer had just fell when commotion broke out on the
auction ground. Countless people stared at the jade bottle on the silver
plate with boiling hot eyes. This kind of medicinal pill, which could
help people break through the barrier between classes, was merely
something one might have the chance to see if one was lucky, but cannot
hope to obtain even within the ‘Black-Corner Region’. Dou Shi and Da
Dou Shi was merely the difference of only one word. However, only by
stepping into the latter could one be truly considered to have reached
the level when one had a foothold on the journey of training one’s Dou
Qi. This crossing was basically an extremely great change. Therefore,
there were countless number of people who had stopped at the peak of the
Dou Shi class and had been unable to take that step forward for a long
However, these problems could be easily overcome by the ‘Green Spirit
Pill’. It was due to this that even some of those huge faction in front
also had some interest when the pill appeared. After all, a ‘Green
Spirit Pill’ could groom one Da Dou Shi. Looking at it from a long term
perspective, this business transaction was quite worthwhile. Although the
strong people at the peak were the rulers in the ‘Black-Corner
Region’, the Da Dou Shi class was a middle level pillar of many
factions. It was naturally good if one could add a few more.
“Of course, since everyone has heard of the name ‘Green Spirit
Pill’, I think that all of you should also know some of its side
effects.” The auctioneer smiled. A cunningness flashed across his eyes.
He did not mention the backlash effect of the ‘Green Spirit Pill’ too
clearly, but vaguely hinted toward it. After which, he waved his hand.
“Base auction price, Three hundred and thirty thousand!”
“Three hundred and forty thousand!” The voice of the auctioneer had
just rang out when someone from the seats in the back shouted out loudly.
“Three hundred and fifty thousand!” There were obviously quite a lot
of people who were interested in the ‘Two-Lined Green Spirit Pill’.
Therefore , the earlier bid was surpassed in less than a minute.
Xiao Yan quietly sat in his chair. His fingers were intertwined together.
When he heard the repeated sounds of the price being raised racing by his
ear, a faint smile involuntarily surfaced on his face under the black
robe. The extent to which the ‘Green Spirit Pill’ was welcome within
the ‘Black-Corner Region’ had far exceeded his expectations.
According to this situation, he would at least have sufficient money to
purchase all of the medicinal ingredients for the ‘Spiritual Recovery
The shouting of the prices repeatedly sounded one after another within
the auction ground. In merely ten minutes, the price of one ‘Green
Spirit Pill’ had risen from three hundred and thirty thousand to around
four hundred thousand. When the price had reached this level, the
shouting clearly became much more sparse. After all, if one pill was four
hundred thousand, two pills would be nearly one million. This kind of
price was somewhat too large for most people.
“Five hundred and fifty thousand.” Just as the price paused at four
hundred and ninety thousand, a somewhat, ice cold, lazy voice finally
sounded from the front row.
Hearing this price, which had suddenly soared by sixty thousand, Xiao Yan
raised his head slightly. His somewhat strange gaze paused on the body of
the Junior Sect Leader of the Blood Sect. His heart softly muttered,
“Is he also interested in the ‘Green Spirit Pill’?”
After the Junior Sect Leader of the Blood Sect shouted out a price, the
noisy auction house immediately became much quieter. Some of the people
who originally planned on raising the price once again faced each other
and unwillingly sat down. Although they had some money, they undoubtedly
knew their limit and the consequences if they competed against the Blood
Sect. Since this was the case, they might as well give up.
“Five hundred and sixty thousand.”
Just when Xiao Yan thought that the price would stop at five hundred and
fifty thousand, however, a faint voice suddenly sounded.
Gazes followed the shouting and moved, before finally stopping on the
body of a middle-aged man wearing skull grey robes at the front row. They
frowned slightly as their hearts muttered: “Someone from the ‘Black
The ‘Black Skeleton’s Tomb’ was also quite a strong faction within
the ‘Black-Corner Region’. It is said that they practice an extremely
weird Qi Method. Moreover, their elemental affinity was tilted toward the
rare dankness affinity. Therefore, there were few people in the tomb.
However, all of them were elite, strong people. They usually had an
unceasing number of conflicts with the Blood Sect, but they did not
really go all out and fight to the death due to the suppression and
restraint of the leaders on both sides.
When he heard there was someone who issued a competing bid, the eyes of
the Junior Sect Leader of the Blood Sect immediately became much darker
and colder. He tilted his head and glanced at the wooden face of the
middle-aged man. He said, “Five hundred and eighty thousand.”
“Five hundred and ninety thousand.” The middle-aged man was still
expressionless as he shouted at a steady pace.
The gazes of the people on the entire auction ground agglomerated onto
these two people. The factions at the front row did not participate. They
merely watched the two people with interest as they wondered how high the
two people would raise the prices to.
“Junior Sect Leader, five hundred thousand is already the peak price
for a ‘Two-Lined Green Spirit Pill’. If you continue adding, you will
lose out somewhat. Moreover, we must leave some money for the final
contest.” Seemingly having seen that the Junior Sect Leader of the
Blood Sect was still thinking of raising the price once more, the old man
beside him hurriedly whispered.
“Six hundred thousand.” The Junior Sect Leader of the Blood Sect
frowned slightly. He mused for a moment before announcing his final
price. He had already made the decision that he would give up this
bidding if the other party increased the price further.
Against many people’s expectation, however, the expressionless
middle-aged man did not open his mouth again after the Junior Sect Leader
of the Blood Sect shouted this price. He shrunk back into his chair and a
faint ridicule surfaced on his wooden face.
The middle-aged man’s action caused the Junior Sect Leader of the Blood
Sect, Fan Leng, to be blank. He immediately appeared to have understood
what had happened and a dense darkness was lifted from the corner of his
mouth. He softly said, “Very good. If father wants to take action this
time around, let me handle this Moer Han. I want him to taste the pain of
having his blood completely drained.”
“Ke ke, Junior Sect Leader Fan Leng bids six hundred gold coins for one
pill. Who else wants to increase the price? If there isn’t anyone, then
the two ‘Two-Lined Green Spirit Pills’ belong to him!” The
white-haired auctioneer was quite satisfied with this price. He
immediately smiled as he asked the crowd. When saw that there was no
response, he finally knocked the auction hammer in his hand downward.
“One million two hundred thousand. Not a bad price. These suckers.” A
mocking smile surfaced in the shadows under the black robe. One million
two hundred thousand was about to flow into Xiao Yan’s already depleted
After auctioning off the two ‘Green Spirit Pills’, the few things
behind were not auctioned off at a high price. Some of the things had
their prices merely raised once before they were successfully auctioned
off to someone. This caused the auctioneer on the stage to feel a little
pain. These sales were related to his evaluation and income.
It was fortunate, however, that this low tide was finally suddenly raised
after it had persisted for over ten minutes. Even Xiao Yan’s face was
filled with surprise at the thing that was auctioned.
The auctioneer carefully used both hands to picked up a scroll made out
of an ancient jade from the crystal platform. His expression was filled
with mystery as he faced the crowd.
“Everyone, the thing that is going to be auctioned off next is
something that is currently very rarely seen. This is a kind of Dou
Technique. Due to the method to create it being lost, however, it is now
currently become extremely rare.”
Upon hearing the introduction given by the auctioneer, Xiao Yan appeared
to have faintly sensed something in his heart.
“Flying Dou Technique: Lightning Bat Sky Wings!”
The hands of the auctioneer trembled. The scroll suddenly slide down and
was immediately exposed. At that instant, a pair of small-scaled.
black-colored bat wings, which appeared to have a ghostly aura appeared
in everyone’s sight.
“As expected.” Xiao Yan was stunned as he watched the exquisite pair
of bat wings. He let out a long breath of air as he muttered in his heart.