Chapter 1289 – Ancient Scriptures
The auction began. This auction was hosted by a silver-robed old man. He was also the master of the Heaven’s Will Pavilion located at River Origin City, ‘God Emperor Yan’. With great familiarity, he began introducing the first item, describing its uses and the starting bid. And soon, the price war began.
Xue Ying enjoyed wine in his pavilion as he watched the competition carry out over the treasures.
“…haha, I have been talking so much that I believe quite a few God Emperors are getting anxious. Shall we let the auction begin? But I have to remind everyone about one thing––it has been a very long time since the ‘Black Gold Pearl’ appeared. If you were to miss this one, you might have to wait for eons before a new pearl appears in the Divine Realm. It might even be possible for this pearl to cease existing.” The silver-robed old man chuckled, “The starting bid is 300 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades, and the minimum bid increment is one Chaotic Origin Crystal Jade each. Let us begin.”
When Xue Ying heard that, he became shocked.
This was the 12th item auctioned and also the most pricey piece. Even though the starting bid for the first item was quite expensive too, the final bid had merely reached slightly beyond 100 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades.
The entire ground became quiet.
It had been quiet for several breaths before a voice was heard: “301 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades.”
Following this bid, subsequent bids soon came.
“305 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades.”
“330 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades.”
The price calls continued.
Xue Ying was astonished. This was a miraculous treasure that had a significant benefit for those cultivating bloodlines. Nonetheless, its appeal to Xue Ying was negligible.
In the end, this ‘Black Gold Pearl’ reached a price of 390 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades!
Even though Xue Ying was clicking his tongue in wonder, he knew the prime item for this auction was a low-graded Chaotic Origin Lifeform corpse! It was similar to the one Undying Underworld Emperor relied on in his journey towards becoming a Chaotic Origin Lifeform––he relied on a low-graded Chaotic Origin Lifeform to refine the half-Chaotic Origin Lifeform Entity, ‘Death Walker’. In this Divine Realm, even though there was nobody who specialized in refinine puppets like Undying Underworld Emperor, corpses of low-graded Chaotic Origin Lifeform were similarly useful. As a result, it would definitely be sold at a sky-high price.
One by one, the precious treasures were sold.
“This is the 19th item of this auction.” The silver-robed old man pointed out to three scriptures that were each emitting their own unique fluctuation, “These three original copies of early stage God Emperor graded scriptures are as follow:
The silver-robed old man laughed and swept his gaze across the audience: “Even if you can’t use it, you can always keep it within your own clan and supplement your library. Such God Emperor graded scriptures can greatly boost the foundation of any sects. It can nurture more experts. Once the three God Emperor graded scriptures are sold, even though they might appear in the future, it’ll be hard to meet the three same copies again. Alright, the starting bid for these three God Emperor graded scriptures is 80 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades! Every minimum bid increment must not be lower than a Chaotic Origin Crystal Jade! Let the auction begin!”
Xue Ying was both anxious and frustrated.
He was frustrated that the other party sold the three God Emperor graded scriptures as a bundle! One had to know that to some God Emperors like those at the middle stage God Emperor realm, these scriptures were not useful to them. But with three scriptures bundled together, it would be a good deal meant to supplement their sect’s foundation. It would be sufficiently enticing for some God Emperors to bid.
The surrounding was silent.
Usually, most parties would not start a bid when it was this high. Those who would do so were usually sects that had God Emperors.
“81 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades.” In the end, it was still Xue Ying who started the bid. He carefully observed the surroundings. At the same time, he was hoping for no one else to bid for this item.
“85 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades.” A relatively ear-piercing voice was heard. When Xue Ying heard that, he frowned. His heart sunk slightly. Things were troublesome! Indeed, not everything will go according to one’s wishes. He could only try his best. When the three scriptures were sold as a bundle, Xue Ying was forced into a passive position.
“86 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades.” A vigorous voice sounded.
Xue Ying became anxious once again. There were three parties now vying for these scriptures.
It was normal too after considering the situation.
Like the High Mountain City Imperial Wind Clan for instance, they had merely collected three kinds of God Emperor graded scriptures in their Scripture Library. But these three scriptures were sufficient to make several great sects greedy.
“90 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades.” That ear-piercing voice increased the bid fiercely.
It became silent after that.
Xue Ying gritted his teeth. He directly called out: “100 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades!” If he were to increase the bid, he would increase it greatly so that he could simply make the other parties give up. If he increased it gradually, it might silently go beyond his own limits.
And this bid that he called was already his limits! After selling those desolate beast corpses, he acquired 96 pieces of Chaotic Origin Crystal Jade and 3,000 Lightning Rocks. Furthermore, during the 1,200 years he spent hunting for beasts in the Great Wilderness, he also discovered several treasures left behind by dead experts. Adding them together, Xue Ying should be able to fork out another five Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades.
‘100 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades should be sufficiently high. I should be able to succeed.’ Xue Ying prayed. He had done his best. Following this, he could only let the Will of Heaven work its magic.
“103 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades.” That vigorous voice sounded.
Xue Ying paled.
He missed it!
Even after selling all his treasures, he would not have enough.
Over time, there was no longer any higher price called.
“Are there any higher bids?” The silver-robed old man looked around him with a smile.
Nobody was calling out any higher bids.
“If there are no more higher bids, the auction for these three scriptures shall end now.” The silver-robed old man gradually raised his right hand. Looking around the place, he finally laughed, “Sold! The auction for these three God Emperor graded scriptures has ended! And now, the next item.”
At the same time when he waved his hand, an attendant by the side kept the three God Emperor graded scriptures before retreating rapidly behind.
And a new item replaced them. A unique wine flask floated in midair. That silver-robed old man began his introduction of the next item.
Xue Ying felt a bad taste in his heart. He knew that it was hard for all things in the world to happen according to his wishes. But the final bid was 103 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades! He was just short of three Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades! Just this bit made Xue Ying feel sullen.
“Weng.” Xue Ying’s expression turned solemn. He carefully sensed his surroundings.
Being an expert who once reached the final realm in the Dao of Void, Xue Ying had rapidly recovered his realm after grasping the majority of the laws in this Divine Realm. With his capabilities, he could easily trace down the different karmic lines. Being the main person who won the
In terms of strength, he was merely at the peak of God Monarch Realm. But his grasp of the laws and profound mysteries were incredibly subtle. His ability to trace another party would most likely be comparable to several great late stage God Emperors. Like ‘Limitless City Master’ in the Realm Heart Great Land for instance, his degree of tracing down someone was even more formidable than Supremes of the Broken Teeth Mountain Range.
“Hua.” Xue Ying stood. He simply headed out of the pavilion.
“God Monarch is not planning to participate in the auction any longer?” The green-robed female attendant within the pavilion asked.
“I am planning to have a walk outside.” Xue Ying said, “You don’t have to follow.”
The green-robed female attendant naturally did not ask any further. She waited within the pavilion.
After exiting the pavilion.
Xue Ying headed along the corridor. There were other pavilions along it.
Even though each party called out the price individually previously, the Heaven’s Will Pavilion made it hard for one to distinguish who was it that called out the price.
As for ‘karma’, it was something the Heaven’s Will Pavilion could not alter.
‘It should be this pavilion.’
Xue Ying walked to that pavilion. He transmitted with a relatively polite voice into this pavilion: ‘This one is God Monarch Azure Cloud. I am thinking of using 80 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades to purchase the original copy of
His voice merely transmitted into the pavilion without scattering outside of it.
Xue Ying waited.
Using 80 Chaotic Origin Crystal Jades just to purchase the
“Scram! “A somewhat furious voice could be heard. At the same time, Xue Ying heard a reprimand, “Is this how your Heaven’s Will Pavilion maintain privacy? Ask him to scram further from me!”