Chapter 1288 – Auction
Those two Heaven’s Will Pavilion experts and the attendant watched by the side with bated breaths. They saw as more and more desolate beast corpses were piled up, causing their heads to twitch. Every single corpse was at the peak stage God Monarch Realm. There were even some beasts which they determined would be hard even for ‘early stage God Emperors’.
“Alright, just these few.” Xue Ying finally stopped, “Give me a price for them.”
“Alright alright. Please wait a moment as we thoroughly calculate and sum up the total price.” One of the Heaven’s Will Pavilion experts that had a red horn said. Saying that, he controlled one of the corpses in the spatial array, causing it to float at the highest point, “This is the ‘Thousand-Lips Smoke Beast’. Its corpse is complete. Our Heaven’s Will Pavilion is willing to pay 6,500 Lightning Rocks for it.” As he spoke, he looked at Xue Ying, observing the expression of Xue Ying. The other Heaven’s Will Pavilion’s expert also added: “Our Heaven’s Will Pavilion will absolutely not treat this God Monarch unfairly.”
Xue Ying did not make any assessment of their words. Instead, he nonchalantly added: “Continue.”
“Alright, we will continue.” These two Heaven’s Will Pavilion’s experts resumed, “This desolate beast is the ‘Great Armored Mountain Camel’. Its life nucleus is destroyed, though other parts is perfectly alright. Our Heaven’s Will Pavilion is willing to pay 3,100 Lightning Rocks for it.”
They were only responsible for appraising the goods within the Heaven’s Will Pavilion.
As an expert who brought out a hundred peak stage God Monarch Desolate Beast corpses at once, they did not dare to slight him. They had heard before of some powerful ‘God Monarch Ascendants’ who had roamed for 10 trillion years in the Great Wilderness, killing a large number of Desolate Beasts. But even if these Ascendants could defeat peak stage God Monarch Desolate Beasts, killing them was challenging.
‘This mysterious God Monarch should have spent a very long period roaming in the Great Wilderness before he succeeded in hunting down so many beasts. Either that or those beasts were killed by a God Emperor before entrusting this God Monarch to sell them away?’ The two experts from Heaven’s Will Pavilion made their guesses.
Quite a few of those hundred Desolate Beasts had powerful life force. It was hard even for early stage God Emperors to kill.
Xue Ying continued listening to the prices called.
He nodded inwardly.
The reputation of the Heaven’s Will Pavilion was true to its name. He had hunted down a total of 126 Desolate Beasts. Personally, Xue Ying only understood 15 of them. And the prices suggested by the experts of Heaven’s Will Pavilion were relatively competitive! As for the other Desolate Beasts? Xue Ying would be judging them based on how difficult it was to hunt them down. Some of them could even threaten his life despite executing his Dao of Void techniques. It was only because of his Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm that he succeeded in sweeping all of them away.
And since he had fought with all those beasts, Xue Ying had a deeper understanding of those beasts. Thus, he was able to give an approximate value to each beast.
And the prices called out by the experts seemed fine.
“This final corpse belongs to a Black Cloud Devouring Magic Beast. Having been responsible for appraising the goods, this is my first time seeing the complete corpse of a Black Cloud Devouring Magic Beast with just its core nucleus broken apart. My Heaven’s Will Pavilion can pay five Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades and 8,000 Lightning Rocks for it.”
“Hence, the price of all Desolate Beast corpses sums up to 96 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades and 3,000 Lightning Rocks.” That red-horned expert from Heaven’s Will Pavilion said. The other expert nodded in agreement.
Xue Ying also nodded.
These corpses ranged from the cheapest at just 2,000 over Lightning Rocks, and the most expensive being more than eight Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades.
According to legends, these ‘Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades’ were personally condensed and cut by the three Ancestral Gods personally. They were the most precious money in the entire Divine Realm. As for the ‘Lightning Rocks’, they were naturally formed in the Divine Realm and were rarely seen.
“If this God Monarch has no objection, my Heaven’s Will Pavilion can purchase these Desolate Beast corpses at this price.” The two experts from Heaven’s Will Pavilion looked at Xue Ying. Pricing the corpse of Desolate Beasts was explicit. They were done according to the type and degree of completion of each corpse.
“Alright, let’s go with this price. I believe in the reputation of the Heaven’s Will Pavilion.” Xue Ying nodded.
“Haha, please wait, God Monarch.” That red-horned expert could not help but ask curiously, “Pardon my curiosity, God Monarch, but may I know if God Monarch is the one who personally hunted all these Desolate Beasts? Some are quite rare and difficult to kill.”
Xue Ying glanced at him without speaking.
“Ah, my apologies for being overly talkative.” That expert from Heaven’s Will Pavilion immediately apologized after seeing the unwillingness of Xue Ying.
A beautiful female attendant came in. Waving her hands, many translucent grayish crystal jades began floating in the air. These grayish crystal jades were half a palm in size and were cut in thin cuboids. Every piece of crystal jade gave off an aura that made Xue Ying feel a sense of familiarity. It was purer than the ‘Chaotic Origin Energy’, and had even undergone a qualitative transformation. Nonetheless, it did not harm Xue Ying whatsoever. One had to know that the often-seen Chaotic Origin Energy would corrode the soul and body of a cultivator. This crystal jade was clearly purer yet it did not show any corrosive properties. Instead, it made one feel comforted.
This Chaotic Origin Crystal Jade was something Xue Ying had never seen before.
96 pieces of Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades were floating in the air. There were also many pieces of Lightning Rocks floating by the side. Those Lightning Rocks were in a dazzling golden color. They were about the size of a fingertip and was uniform in size. Not only were they dazzling and resplendent in color, there was even golden lightning revolving within the rocks––truly mysterious.
Xue Ying was clear that the Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades were cut by the three Chaotic Origin Ancestral Gods to a standard dimension. And a piece of Chaotic Origin Crystal Jade could be used to exchange for 10,000 Lightning Rocks.
“This God Monarch, all the Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades and Lightning Rocks are here.” The female attendants smiled.
Xue Ying nodded. He waved his hand before collecting the money. He then continued: “I plan on participating in the auction hosted by your Heaven’s Will Pavilion that is about to begin. Arrange for me a position of entry.”
“God Monarch wishes to participate in the auction? Alright.” The female attendant added, “I’ll immediately arrange a good pavilion for God Monarch.”
With so many Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades, this was definitely a VIP!
Even though River Origin City was one of the top grade cities across the Divine Realm, an auction would attract only a limited number of experts. Xue Ying’s wealth could definitely compete with some of the early stage God Emperors who planned on coming. Hence, they naturally had to arrange a good spot for Xue Ying.
“Are there any place that God Monarch is staying currently in River Origin City? If you don’t, you could stay in one of the many elegant courtyards within our Heaven’s Will Pavilion. The auction is about to begin soon. If God Monarch stays here, we could also inform God Monarch when the auction begins. Furthermore, our Heaven’s Will Pavilion is absolutely safe. Nobody dares to act wantonly in our Heaven’s Will Pavilion.” The female attendant added.
“Alright, I shall stay in your Heaven’s Will Pavilion then.” Xue Ying nodded.
The Heaven’s Will Pavilion occupied a vast area. It had many structures and buildings within. Xue Ying was currently staying in one of the elegant courtyards.
In the following month, Xue Ying also went touring around this River Origin City and tasted many good food. At the same time, he carefully examined this Chaotic Origin Crystal Jade, discovering that other than being able to ‘warm the soul’ and ‘nourish the fleshy body’, this Chaotic Origin Crystal Jade contained many profound mysteries that was of a special utilization of the ‘Chaotic Origin Energy’.
‘I can’t comprehend the profound mysteries within a short period. After this matter is dealt with, I shall continue my research after returning to the High Mountain City.’ Xue Ying thought. Xue Ying had chosen to live in the High Mountain City in this world. Given that he had his Great Destruction Realm Teleportation Technique, he could easily head to any other huge cities anyway. By staying in a smaller city where the sects there were weaker, he would at least have less trouble.
For instance, Xue Ying might not be able to defeat some huge experts in a peak city like River Origin City.
But in High Mountain City, Xue Ying was absolutely unparalleled.
“God Monarch Azure Cloud.” An enchanting voice could be heard.
Xue Ying was currently staying in this elegant little courtyard examining a piece of Chaotic Origin Crystal Jade. When he heard that shout, he flipped his hand and kept the Chaotic Origin Crystal Jade. Walking to the entrance, he opened the courtyard doors only to find that female attendant standing outside.
“God Monarch Azure Cloud.” The female attendant smiled, “The auction will be starting in two hours. God Monarch can head over at this moment now.”
“Alright, I’ll have to trouble you to bring me over.” Xue Ying said. He altered his appearance. His aura was even concealed. Currently, he went with the pseudonym of ‘God Monarch Azure Cloud’ because he was afraid of revealing his true identity as ‘God Monarch Flying Snow’. Given that he was planning on staying in High Mountain City, he did not wish to attract too much trouble over.
The highest level of the Heaven’s Will Pavilion was where the auction is hosted. The auction hall occupied an area spanning 50 kilometers. Many experts had already gathered here.
“God Monarch, this way please.” Xue Ying owned many treasures and was determined as a ‘VIP’ of the Heaven’s Will Pavilion. That female attendant personally brought him to a pavilion. There were many pavilions here, and all of them could be entered only by those with extraordinary strength or those who were wealthy.
Within the pavilion.
There were wine and fruits placed within. There was also an azure-robed female attendant waiting on Xue Ying.
As Xue Ying entered, he sat down before the long table and looked down at the entire hall. That azure-robed female attendant hurriedly came and poured wine for him: “Does God Monarch have anything you wish to eat?”
“There’s no need. This is fine. “Xue Ying picked up a scroll by the side. The scroll recorded the order of treasures appearing in the auction this time. Glancing across, the expression of Xue Ying changed slightly. Even though Heaven’s Will Pavilion had already released news regarding what they were selling, Xue Ying could feel how things were amiss when he saw the order of the treasures appearing.
‘Three Emperor graded scriptures are actually being sold at the same time?’ Xue Ying frowned.
He had to acquire the
‘I should be able to get it given that I have prepared quite a huge amount of Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades.’ Xue Ying thought.
Time passed silently.
Suddenly, a melodious chime could be heard from the clock. The entire auction hall started turning silent. Xue Ying also focused his attention.
This auction is starting!