Chapter 835: Dark World
Within the house, Pavilion Master Yu Qi stood by the side chuckling: “Elder Dong Bo wishes to learn this absolute art? Usually, such absolute arts are precious, and it is likely that the final price will be high. Those who do not wish to learn this absolute art would not be willing to bid at all. Looking at the situation this time, it seems that there aren’t many who wants this book, which is a good thing since the final price would not be that high.”
Xue Ying nodded.
He himself had a massive talent in the aspect of Mirage. In the Great Void Heaven Temple Myriad Elephant Palace Hall, he had read through many books, but in the end, he did not attain great accomplishments in many aspects! There were just three who had reached the final realm in the laws and profound mysteries system, including the primogenitor, ‘Ancestor Cang’! There were not many who had entered the Primal Chaos realm as well… thus there were very few books written at a genuinely deep level. There were even fewer books in terms of the Mirage, and all of them were lacking in offense.
There was only the “Dark World” which made Xue Ying saw some light.
Even without a cosmos ranked absolute art, Xue Ying was able to improve his Dao of Mirage at a much faster speed than the Dao of Ripple and Dao of Slaughter. If he were to obtain an appropriate absolute art, allowing him to study in it, he might even improve faster in this field!
He had once comprehended the True Meaning of Mirage as a Transcendent, and that was also the first Dao he had opened! Now that he found an appropriate absolute art, he would naturally not miss this opportunity!
‘I wish there aren’t any competitors.’ Xue Ying looked forward to it. One less Origin World Rock he spent would be one more Origin World Rock he saved.
“152 Origin World Rocks.” A slightly cold voice came from another direction in the high platform.
Xue Ying frowned.
There were actually competitors.
“153 Origin World Rocks.” Xue Ying announced.
“200 Origin World Rocks.” That cold voice continued.
Xue Ying felt paralyzed momentarily. Something felt wrong. According to his previous experience of watching others call out the price, few would increase the bid by such a large amount unless the other party was someone who needed the item.
“201 Origin World Rocks.” Xue Ying continued.
“250 Origin World Rocks.” That cold voice continued.
“Brother Quan Miao, you are really determined to get it. 251 Origin World Rocks.” An old voice sounded.
Xue Ying felt his heart tightening.
That was one of the Primal Chaos realm giant living within the Primal Chaos void. He was called ‘Forefather Quan Miao’, and was someone who specialized in the illusory realm.
‘He is a Primal Chaos realm giant, yet he wishes to own the original copy of this absolute art? This is an absolute art created by a Unity realm expert, and to Forefather Quan Miao, its level seems too low.’ Xue Ying frowned. To Forefather Quan Miao, this absolute art would not improve his combat power. After all, even after cultivating this absolute art to grand perfection, the cultivator would at the most cross through the sixth level of Star Pagoda. This absolute art would only provide some inspiration for Forefather Quan Miao or maybe allow him to create some new moves.
But being inspired to create a new move was something originally difficult already.
“300 Origin World Rocks.” The cold voice continued.
“301 Origin World Rocks.” Xue Ying calmly said.
“I wonder what friend is this who wants to compete with me?” The cold voice said, “350 Origin World Rocks.”
Xue Ying felt slightly anxious. He was not afraid of Forefather Quan Miao since he was a member of the Great Void Heaven Temple, and there were no reasons for him to be fearful of a roaming Primal Chaos existence
He had too few treasures. Those treasures which he could sell had already been valued by Pavilion Master Yu Qi previously–at a total of 385 Origin World Rocks. And now, that Forefather Quan Miao had already called out a price of 350 pieces. The moment it exceeded his limit, what should he do?
“Pavilion Master Yu Qi, I have a matter which I have to trouble you for.” Xue Ying said to Pavilion Master Yu Qi who was by his side, “Can you contact that Forefather Quan Miao, telling him that I am willing to use a price of 150 Origin World Rocks to learn this “Dark World” once? The moment I finished learning, the original copy will be returned to him. I’ll not compete with him after that.”
Pavilion Master Yu Qi shook his head, “The rules of the Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion state that the highest bid will win. It is impossible for us to allow you to negotiate with the other party. Furthermore, even if you negotiate with Forefather Quan Miao in public right before the window, the Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion will isolate your voice.”
Xue Ying frowned.
The Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion was all about selling at the highest price.
After Forefather Quan Miao reported the price of 350 Origin World Rocks, the other aged voice no longer continued. He was purely deliberately teasing this Forefather Quan Miao and was not willing to smash himself with his actions.
“351 Origin World Rocks.” Xue Ying continued.
Forefather Quan Miao went taciturn for a moment.
The violet-robed girl had already started saying, “351 Origin World Rocks. Fellow gentlemen, if there aren’t any more bids, then this absolute art will belong to–”
“400 Origin World Rocks.” Forefather Quan Miao once again stated a higher price.
Xue Ying’s expression changed.
What should he do?
“Elder Dong Bo, you aren’t able to bid anymore.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi reminded him by the side, “Your limit of bidding is only 385 Origin World Rocks. Unless you bring out more treasures.”
Xue Ying frowned. He might have other great treasures, but the majority of them could not be sold. All he could sell is his own weapon! And also that ‘Supplementary Spiritual Fruit’. In his heart, this ‘Supplementary Spiritual Fruit’ was not something that could not be sold too since the stronger he was, it would be easier for him to obtain treasures that would be more helpful in cultivation than this fruit.
Furthermore, if he got the original copy of the book, he could always sell it in the future!
“Are you able to temporarily lend me some Origin World Rocks?” Xue Ying asked. He was an Inner Hall Elder of Great Void Heaven Temple, and what did it mean with his identity to owe someone Origin World Rocks?
Pavilion Master Yu Qi could see that this item was something Elder Dong Bo really wanted. But he still shook his head: “The rules can’t be disobeyed unless Elder Dong Bo brings out treasures as collateral! Only then are we willing to lend some Origin World Rocks to Elder Dong Bo, and the item you put as collateral will be temporarily kept by us.”
Xue Ying continued, “I have two million contribution points, are those able to be put up as collateral?”
“The contribution points of the Great Void Heaven Temple can be put up as collateral.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi continued. After all, the contribution points of the Great Void Heaven Temple could be used to exchange for many treasures, “But the two million contribution points could at most be used to lend you 160 Origin World Rocks.”
“Alright.” Xue Ying nodded.
“I’ve already checked. Elder Dong Bo has two million contribution points. You can now continue to call out higher prices.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi said.
“401 Origin World Rocks.” Xue Ying continued speaking.
This time, it was Forefather Quan Miao who felt frustrated. Forefather Quan Miao sat there sullenly. He held onto a cup of wine placed on the table in front of him and lightly sipped: ‘Who is it that is fighting with me? Every time I call out a price, he’ll increase the bid by one. I’ve always been searching for this original copy of “Dark World”, and it might be helpful to my cultivation. But now, it seems a competitor has appeared.’
The price had increased to this stage. He felt hesitant.
After all, a Primal Chaos realm giant did not have that many Origin World Rocks too, and this was merely an absolute art created by a Unity realm expert. To him as a Primal Chaos realm existence, its value was limited–it would at most enlighten him in a new direction of cultivation. And it would no longer be helpful after that.
“500 Origin World Rocks.” Forefather Quan Miao directly uttered coldly. His cold voice transmitted out through the window. At the same time, it resounded in the distant Celestial Water City Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion too.
Forefather Quan Miao made his decision in his heart, ‘This is the limit of what I would fork out for the “Dark World”. If it is any higher, I’ll just give it up. Mn, with such a high price, the other party should be feeling heartache too.’
He was waiting.
Waiting for the other party to call out a price.
“501 Origin World Rocks.” That voice remained as calm as ever.
It seemed that he would always add one more Origin World Rock no matter how much Forefather Quan Miao bid.
Forefather Quan Miao snorted indignantly. The wine cup held in his right hand had been smashed into smithereens. Very soon, along with the reminder of the violet-robed girl, since there were no longer any new bids, she finally announced: “The “Dark World” is sold at 501 Origin World Rocks. And now, the next treasure…”
Forefather Quan Miao turned to the pavilion master who was here accompanying him, ordering to him: “The contest for the original copy of “Dark World” has ended. Your Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion should be able to contact that person who got the “Dark World”. Tell him that I am willing to fork out 150 Origin World Rocks to learn this “Dark World” once.”