Chapter 834: Convention
The manager was in a golden robe. He laughed and said, “I am Yu Qi, and is also the pavilion master of this Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion in Celestial Water City. Even though I am a pavilion master, I am also a disciple of the Great Void Heaven Temple.”
“Oh?” Xue Ying nodded slightly.
He did not find it puzzling. After all, behind the Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion were the three holy grounds Great Void Heaven Temple, Primogenitor Island, and Jade Light Sacred Territory. The important members should likely be from either of the three holy grounds.
Every big city would have a Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion and also a pavilion master.
“Elder Dong Bo, please come with me.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi was extremely passionate. He was leading the way while explaining at the same time, “Only 15 people are participating in the convention here at our Celestial Water City this time. By then, everyone will be competing for treasures with other pavilions all over the place. The competition will be much more intense. I’ve heard that many Primal Chaos realm existences are coming this time, and there are even those who are coming from places like Eastern Unicorn Sacred World.”
Xue Ying was quite curious.
Competing for the same treasures over at different pavilions. That was really interesting.
“Please.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi led Xue Ying into a house. The house already had maidservants waiting for the guests and had prepared wine for them. The house contained a huge window, and one could see the distant high platform through this window.
“This time, the treasure convention is also called ‘Cheng Qun Convention’ because the most valuable treasure is called ‘Cheng Qun’. Actually, I’ve never heard of it before. According to hearsay, many Primal Chaos realm existences came from other sacred worlds all for the sake of it.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi said, “Oh right, before this, I do still have to see what treasures Elder Dong Bo have so that I can determine the calling limit for Elder Dong Bo.”
“Mn.” Xue Ying waved his hand.
Many treasures were soon brought out, filling up a small part of the house. These treasures were also what Xue Ying intended to sell.
“So many?” Pavilion Master Yu Qi was slightly startled. He immediately began thoroughly inspecting through the treasures. This was the most fundamental skill a pavilion master should have, and his speed of distinguishing through the treasures was much faster than Xue Ying’s.
“These treasures can be exchanged for a total of 385 Origin World Rocks.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi chuckled, “With so many Origin World Rocks, it is sufficient for you to buy some precious materials.”
Pavilion Master Yu Qi spent his days chatting with Xue Ying. In the blink of an eye, an hour passed. Finally, a violet-robed girl appeared on the high platform just outside the window. This violet-robed girl had an extraordinary temperament. She smiled as she looked around her: “I am Ming Yu, and is also one of the elders of Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion. Today’s Cheng Qun Convention will be hosted by me!”
Xue Ying was startled. Ming Yu Pavilion Master? She was a Primal Chaos realm existence from the Jade Light Sacred Territory.
Pavilion Master Yu Qi also added from the side, “It is only Ming Yu Planet Master’s illusion that appeared here. Currently, she is hosting the convention from the Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion in a huge city within the Jade Light Sacred Territory.”
“Let us begin right now.” The violet-robed girl was very familiar with this. She extended her hand, causing a red flower to appear on her palm. Every single petal of this flower looked bright and glistening. There were even dews condensing on the surface of it. She waved her palm, causing this red flower petal to suddenly change shape and turn into a red-armored girl.
“This is a puppet lifeform at the Unity realm which could get through the third level of Star Pagoda.” The violet-robed girl chuckled, “The starting bid is 100 Origin World Rocks.”
“110 Origin World Rocks.”
“111 Origin World Rocks.”
One could see voice coming from different directions.
Pavilion Master Yu Qi was explaining from the side, “These voices are being called out from different pavilions. Elder Dong Bo, the moment you call out a price, your voice will also resound in the different pavilions.”
Xue Ying was watching from the side. He was not interested in this Unity realm puppet lifeform. He did not have many treasures, and he had to use on something important.
Those who bid in this convention were all vigilant. Those who called out prices at the later stage would usually increase the bid one Origin World Rock by one! There were even times when some might hesitate for a long time, and only when the violet-robed girl was announcing the end of bid did they finally shout out their prices.
“36 Origin World Rocks.” Xue Ying said as he stood by the window. His voice reverberated around the high platform.
The violet-robed girl was currently holding on to a jade bottle with a smile.
“37 Origin World Rocks.”
“38 Origin World Rocks.”
The price was continuously increasing.
Very soon, Xue Ying shook his head. The jade bottle contained a refined pill that aided in cultivation! Xue Ying attached quite a great importance to this type of treasures since he could buy them for his wife and son, or for him to use it. But it all depended on whether the price was appropriate! If the price were too high, he would instead give it up.
Because he was still young, and his hometown cosmos still had quite a long period before the epoch ended. As he grew stronger, he could obtain better treasures that aided in cultivation! He was not in a rush at all currently.
The cheapest of these treasures exceeded the price of 30 Origin World Rocks. Some even cost several hundred Origin World Rocks! But the highlight treasure, ‘Cheng Qun’ had not appeared at all. That had a starting bid of 1,000 Origin World Rocks, and according to the rules of coming out with prices, Xue Ying would likely have to pay an amount of a few times that of the starting price if he wanted an item.
Finally, it was the 22nd treasure.
The violet-robed girl extended her hand on the high platform. A black book appeared on her palm. This book looked like a black metallic cast, with a vague dark aura surrounding it.
“This is also another great treasure.” The violet-robed girl mentioned.
Xue Ying knew the moment he heard her speak, that this item would be worth several hundred Origin World Rocks since it was a great treasure.
“There was once an outstanding ancient cultivator in the Eastern Unicorn Sacred World known as the ‘Dark World Master’.” The violet-robed girl said, “I believe many cultivators present should know of him.”
Xue Ying was stunned.
Knew of him?
He had never heard of him.
“He might be at the Unity realm, but he had gotten through the sixth level of Star Pagoda.” The violet-robed girl said, “His power is comparable to Primal Chaos realm experts!”
Xue Ying was stunned. Gotten through the sixth level of Star Pagoda? Currently, in this generation of Great Void Heaven Temple, there was not a single Inner Hall Elder in the Great Void Heaven Temple who had gotten through the sixth level successfully.
“The absolute art which he created is known as “Dark World”.” The violet-robed girl looked at the black book in her hand before sighing out, “It’s a pity that he eventually died at the Unity realm. Otherwise, with his potential, the moment he reaches the Primal Chaos realm, he will be much stronger than me. He should likely be able to get through the eighth level of Star Pagoda, though not the ninth level.”
“Being an ancient cultivator, he specialized most in controlling the illusory realm world. The illusory realm world is originally good in trapping and confusing the enemies. It is weaker in terms of offense. But nevertheless, he had blazed a new trial and created a new world for the sake of making it a killing move. And this world is created for killing.”
“The enemies could not get close to him when the energy of the world condenses into a killing move with an extremely horrifying offense.”
The violet-robed girl was still explaining this absolute art. After all, she wanted to attract cultivators to buy it. As long as others understood what absolute art it was, and how formidable it was in a certain aspect, everyone would judge for themselves if it was appropriate.
Xue Ying felt turmoil in his mind.
It was like a thunder splitting apart the darkness, brightening the place.
“A world created purely for the sake of forming a killing move?”
“A world all for the sake of a single killing move?”
“Condensing the world energy into a single killing move?”
A miraculous column of light immediately flashed in Xue Ying’s mind. Sometimes, a person lacked just that single idea. And the direction of how the “Dark World” absolute art was created made Xue Ying discover startingly, that he specialized most in the ‘Dao of Mirage’. Even though he had no cosmos ranked absolute arts specializing in the Dao of Mirage, he was still able to step into the Void God level.
But the Dao of Mirage was not specialized in combat. Thus, Xue Ying could not make heads or tails of it.
But now, it seemed he was enlightened in the direction.
“Killing move. Creating a world for the sake of forming a killing move.”
Xue Ying felt many ideas forming in his mind. But he understood himself that it was challenging despite having the idea to actually creating a preliminary prototype, test it, refine it and altering it. Creating an extremely horrifying absolute art was much more difficult.
His Wind Ripple Path and Fish Dragon Kill were both based on cosmos ranked absolute arts. Otherwise, he would spend a very long time trying to create something from nothing.
‘This absolute art is something I must get!’ Xue Ying immediately decided there and then.
“There is only a single copy of the original book of this “Dark World”. Since it is a lone book, the starting bid is 150 Origin World Rocks.” The violet-robed girl declared.
The surrounding turned silent.
Nobody called out a price.
“151 Origin World Rocks.” Xue Ying stood by the window. He held himself back momentarily before shouting out. His voice reverberated around the high platform and also across all pavilions in the Seven Star Oceanic Sacred World.