Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-394
The auction continued to progress slowly under the anticipation of a
countless number of people. After that mysterious map fragment, there
were some good things that spurred the atmosphere of the entire place.
Coincidentally, the high spirit of competitiveness that Xiao Yan’s
‘Three-Lined Green Spirit Pill’ brought out was among the leaders of
the auctioned items.
As the highest grade ‘Green Spirit Pill’, there were seldom anyone
who had seen a true ‘Three-Lined Green Spirit Pill’ even in this
‘Black-Corner Region’. After all, the requirement where one needed
three different kinds of flames to refine it was really too tough to
meet. Thus, the moment when the ‘Three-Lined Green Spirit Pill’ was
revealed, many of the top faction representatives showed shocked in their
The person who ended up obtaining the ‘Three-Lined Green Spirit Pill’
was not the rich and powerful Junior Sect Leader of the Blood Sect, but
someone from the ‘Sky Serpent Mansion’. That Elder Qing directly
burst out a sky high price of one million five hundred thousand and
nearly caused the entire place to whistle at the resolution of this
woman. Under this sky high price that appeared at the very beginning,
that Junior Sect Leader of the Blood Sect, Fan Ling, could only widen his
mouth while fashionably wearing a green face. However, he was held back
by that imposing manner of Elder Qing’s and could only give up
competing for it with great unwillingness.
Xiao Yan could not resist shaking his head as he watched the smiling
Elder Qing sit down once again. He muttered in his heart, “What a
frightening woman. She doesn’t always bid, but when she did, she went
for the kill and did not allow anyone to rebound back. She si like a Sand
Mandala Snake from the desert which terrifies others.
The high tide brought about by the ‘Three-Lined Green Spirit Pill’
continued for a long while before it slowly calmed down. Not long after
this, Xiao Yan, who had originally shrunk back in his chair to relax,
having nothing better to do, was suddenly attracted by a medicinal
ingredient which had been brought out on a small silver plate by the
auctioneer on the crystal platform.
This medicinal ingredient was completely fiery red, much like it had been
bathed in fresh blood. Its entire body was around the size of a palm. At
a glance, it looked like a Ganoderma. When this medicinal ingredient
appeared, a faint, refreshing fragrance began to spread, soothing the
spirits of those people near the crystal platform.
“This is the ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’? Tsk tsk, little fellow, you
are really lucky to actually even see such a rare ingredient. We were
indeed correct to come to this auction fair.” Yao Lao’s shocked voice
carried some surprise as it sounded within Xiao Yan’s heart when the
blood red LingZhi had just appeared.
“Flame Core Ganoderma?” Xiao Yan was given a jolt when he heard
this. A joy that was difficult to hide immediately surged onto his face.
“Is this one of the four essential items needed to refine the ‘Ground
Spirit Spill’ which teacher had mentioned? The Flame Core Ganoderma?”
“Yes, the ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’ only exists at the bottom of
volcanoes, absorbing the energy of the volcano as well as the flame at
the underground core in order to grow. It is extremely difficult for an
ordinary person to pick it. Moreover, some strong Dou Huangs or even Dou
Zongs would not dare to carelessly charge into a place like the
volcano.” Yao Lao smiled as he replied.
Xiao Yan nodded a little and quickly muttered, “I cannot let this thing
go. I want to see if that fellow will come and put his foot in again.”
During the time when Xiao Yan was conversing with Yao Lao, the auctioneer
on the crystal platform also gave a detailed description of the origin
and use of the ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’. Under his explanation, the
reaction from the auction ground was not bad. It appeared that many
people had some interest in this ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’.
“Ke ke, according to our estimation, the base price of this ‘Flame
Core Ganoderma’ is set at seven hundred thousand. Everyone, please
begin.” The white haired auctioneer smiled and eyed the auction ground
after reporting this price.
After this high price was revealed, most of the people in the auction
ground, who originally had some interest, immediately became
disappointed. It was not that they could not fork out seven hundred
thousand, but with so much competition, it was a common matter for the
price of this damn thing to be doubled. Their money could not be
considered to be abundant. In this kind of competition, they naturally
needed to act within their means.”
“Seven hundred and twenty thousand!” Of course, other than some of
those people who wanted to withdraw from the competition, there were
still quite a number of people who had the intention to fight for it.
“Seven hundred and forty thousand!”
Xiao Yan sat quietly on his chair and heard the price which was rapidly
rising. He was not anxious to participate and compete for it.
As time slowly moved, the few groups competing for it had also begun to
gradually reduce due to the high price. In the end, only two people were
left competing with one another. At this moment, the price had been
raised to one million seventy thousand or so.
“One million two hundred thousand!” Just as the auction ground had a
standoff over the prices, a lazy voice finally sounded. Countless number
of gazes followed the voice and moved. They finally stopped at the
black-robed person, who was slowly standing up.
The sudden jump in price also caused those people in front to turn their
heads over in surprise. When Fan Ling saw that the person who shouted the
price was actually the black-robed person from earlier, his eyebrows once
again involuntarily knit together.
The price of one million two hundred thousand suppressed the last two
competitors in one blow. Xiao Yan ignored the gazes that he sensed were
glaring at him from all around. He tilted his head. The gaze under the
black robe was shot toward Fan Ling’s face. There was a faint
provocation contained within it.
Seemingly having sensed the emotion contained within Xiao Yan’s gaze,
that Fan Ling sneered once. Although the ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’
was extremely valuable, it did not have the slightest use to him.
Moreover, he had incurred a small loss earlier, spending two hundred
thousand to purchase an unknown and mysterious broken thing. It was only
natural that he would not act on impulse this time around.
Fan Ling lifted his eyes and glanced at Xiao Yan indifferently before he
lazily turned back to face the stage and did not engage in any pointless
“Chi.” Xiao Yan smacked his lips under the black robe. He lifted his
head, swung his gaze over to the crystal platform and said, “Can you
bring that hammer down already?”
Hearing Xiao Yan’s reminder, the auctioneer hurriedly nodded his head.
He inquired thrice before the auction hammer in his hand smashed down
“Hu.” Xiao Yan’s heart finally heaved a long sigh of relief as he
slowly sat back down upon seeing the hammer fall.
After the ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’ made its appearance, the auction
ground appeared to gradually approach its end. This was because,
treasures that could truly be called unique objects began to make their
appearance one after another during the time that remained. Various
different kinds of Qi Methods, Dou Techniques, and even medicinal
formulae, that caused one to be dazzled upon seeing them. The excited
shouting of prices in the auction ground continued unceasingly. At one of
the instances, two factions in the back rows fought for a set of Xuan
Class Qi Methods and Dou Techniques until their faces were flushed. In
the end, one of them actually pulled out his knife and directly attacked.
Just as that man was about to strike, however, a rushing wind suddenly
appeared in midair within the auction ground. A long, dark, black-colored
arrow astonishingly descended from the sky before finally ferociously
inserting itself in front of the man. Due to the great force, over half
of the arrow’s body was inserted into the hard ground. The swaying tail
of the arrow emitted an ear-piercing sound due to the extreme speed at
which it trembled.
The long arrow which came descending from the sky reminded the two
factions who had lost some of their sense of reasoning. Their gazes swept
fearfully over the surroundings of the auction ground before finally
withdrawing back to their own seats grudgingly.
Under the black robe, Xiao Yan slowly withdrew his gaze from the spot
where the commotion had occurred. His gaze moved along his hat and eyed a
certain shadow on the second story of the auction ground. That black
arrow earlier, which even he felt he had to be cautious about, was shot
from that spot.
“This ‘Eight Gates’ does indeed have quite a strong foundation in
order to be bold enough to open an auction.” Xiao Yan muttered. He did
not participate in the competition earlier. Due to the ‘Flame
Mantra’, Qi Methods already no longer posed much attraction to him. He
was also uninterested in ordinary Dou Techniques. Therefore, other than
spending four hundred thousand to purchase a medicinal cauldron named
‘Bright Square Fire’, he did not purchase any other things.
The deafening cries of bidding prices reverberated throughout this large
auction ground. The loud noise was nearly about to break the ceiling and
charge into the clouds.
When the auction fair was about to enter its final portion, an auction
item that truly contained great weight finally appeared. That was a Dou
Technique. Putting it more accurately, it was an Agility Type Dou
“Three Thousand Lightning Movement. Agility Type Dou Technique. Class,
Di Class Low Level.”
The soft voice of the auctioneer instantly caused the entirely noisy
auction fair to descend into silence. Countless numbers of crimson eyes
turned toward that silver colored scroll on the crystal platform. Sounds
of hurried breathing were like a bellow creating whirring noises.
“Di Class Dou Technique.” Xiao Yan inhaled a deep breath of cold air.
Even his calm heart could not help but hasten its beating. His gaze was
filled with shock. Di Class Dou Technique. There was actually someone who
could really take out a Dou Technique of this class out to auction off.
He really knew how to squander his family’s fortune!
A Dou Technique of this class would likely be treated as an important
item to be carefully stored even when it came to those so called
first-rate factions on the continent. Yet, there was actually someone who
was willing to take it out to sell.
“It is not that they are willing to take it out. It is just that the
things auctioned in the ‘Black-Corner Region’ are mostly criminal
goods obtained through fraudulent means. They are afraid of being
discovered by others, therefore they themselves would also not dare to
practice it. Therefore, they take it here to auction off.” Yao Lao said
Xiao Yan came to a sudden understanding when he heard this.
“According to what I know, this ‘Three Thousand Lightning Movement’
seems to be the highest grade Agility Dou Technique of the ‘Wind
Lightning Pavilion’ of the continent. After one learns it, one’s body
would transform into a flash of lightning, being so quick that it would
be terrifying. If a Da Dou Shi were to learn this, he would be in a
position where he would not lose even when contending head on against a
Dou Ling. It is really unexpected that this thing, which is regarded by
the ‘Wind Lightning Pavilion’ as their lifeblood, would actually end
up here. I think that those fellows from the ‘Wind Lightning
Pavilion’ must be flying with rage at this moment.” Yao Lao laughed
Xiao Yan nodded a little. He eyed those in front of him, like the Blood
Sect, whose eyes were similarly glowing. He involuntarily laughed
bitterly, “Even though I am extremely interested in this ‘Three
Thousand Lightning Movement’, it is clearly not up to me to contend for
“Yes. They will not give up this kind of thing.” Yao Lao laughed.
There was suddenly some anticipation within his laughter, “It is just
that I am very curious. This Di Class Dou Technique can only be
considered as the second item to dominate this auction since it isn’t
the last item. Just what kind of earth-shaking unique treasure will be
the true item that dominates the auction?”
Xiao Yan was startled. Astonishment and aghast immediately surged within
his heart. Something even more valuable and rare than a Di Class Dou
Technique? Just what exactly was it?