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Chapter 0786: Who does this Starry Sky Radish Grass belong to
As soon as this voice emerged, people didn’t have to look at the words on the screen. They all instinctively knew that it came from Booth 19. Most cultivators here didn’t expect that Booth 19, after Ning Cheng’s face-slapping incidence, would still come up with such a quote.
But everyone also understood the reason for this quote. After all, the cultivator sitting in Booth 19 was a late-stage Life and Death cultivator. If he wanted to advance to the Eternal Realm, he naturally would need the Starry Sky Radish Grass.
Starry Sky Radish Grass was such a precious item that even Eternal cultivators would find it difficult to obtain. With Ning Cheng forcing Booth 19 to lose all face, coupled with the urgent need for the Starry Sky Radish Grass, the owner of the booth wanted to use this opportunity to restore some pride. Moreover, cultivators who knew about the background of the person sitting in Booth 19 wouldn’t offend him for a Starry Sky Radish Grass.
“Booth 19 bids 3 million Permanent Essence Pills, is there anyone here offering a higher price? If no one else puts in a higher bid, you might lose the chance to refine this Starry Sky Radish Grass into an Eternal Emperor Continuance Pill to Booth 19.” Shui Wuchang did not rush to call it at this time. Giving that person some face last time was already the limit. No matter the background, the auction house wouldn’t always show the same respect to someone.
Shu Wuchang, as the person in charge of the auction, naturally didn’t need anyone to teach her this lesson.
“4 million Permanent Essence Pills….” A new price immediately wiped off the bid of 3 million Permanent Essence Pills. It felt as if the person who placed the new bid treated the previous threat as just a fart.
Even after the owner of Booth 19 wanted to get this item, someone had still increased the price. Moreover, someone had increased it by a million Permanent Essence Pills, an equivalent to a fierce slap on the face. No matter who put in the bid, they would incur the wrath of Booth 19.
Everyone immediately shifted their focus to the screen, wondering who wanted to look for a fight.
But when everyone saw the line in front of the quote, the whole venue erupted in noises once again. The screen showed, “Row 40, Seat 163. Bid: 4 million Permanent Essence Pills. Item: Starry Sky Radish Grass.” The current highest bid for this item.
The bid of 4 million Permanent Essence Pills wasn’t an unusual number, as this auction venue seated many rich and wealthy cultivators. But the cultivator who placed this bid was someone from an ordinary seat in the lobby, not one from the private booths.
The Life and Death cultivator in Booth 19 shivered with rage. He never expected cultivators sitting in the lobby would time and time again treat him with such disrespect. Did these people hit their head before coming here and thought that they could bully him around? He already lost a lot of respect before. Moreover, the only reason he hadn’t taken revenge on the spot was that this place was the auction venue, not because he did not dare attack.
These village bumkins most likely came from other stars, to not even know his identity.
“I would like to negotiate with Row 40, Seat 163.” The words immediately baffled others. Booth 19 once again voiced the intention of negotiating with the bidder in the hall.
This time Shui Wuchang did not answer directly but pressed a button.
A few breaths later, the same voice echoed within the auction hall once again. “Allow Booth 19 to negotiate with guests seated in the lobby for no more than half a quarter of an hour. At the same time, this auction house will announce another thing. After this auction, our auction house will no longer allow any private negotiations. If you want the auction items, speak with your bids.”
Because ‘negotiations’ happened twice in this auction, the higher-ups of Ash Pagoda Chamber of Commerce decided to abolish this problematic rule once and for all. Usually, such a thing never happened in any of the previous auctions, but that didn’t mean it would happen at all. Today was the prime example. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get rid of this rule today. They could only agree to the request of negotiation put forth by Booth 19.
No one here liked the actions of Booth 19 in this auction. But they understood that if it wasn’t for the background of the owner of Booth 19, the auction house might have already refused this request.
The door of Booth 19 opened once again, but the late-stage Life and Death cultivator seated inside held up his hand to stop his remaining servant from going out. From the looks of it, he already learned a lesson from Ning Cheng, so he planned to negotiate by himself.
Seeing the man in Booth 19 walking towards Row 40, everyone in the venue silently gave their condolences to the cultivator in Seat 163 of Row 40. Being rich wasn’t wrong, but not having a discerning eye would always result in downfall. This person had personally come out to negotiate, which was, in a way, a means to get back some of his lost pride.
Ning Cheng felt somewhat speechless. He hadn’t even placed his bid when Duan Gantai reeled in the fellow from Booth 19. This fellow might have reached the late-stage Life and Death Realm, but it still wasn’t enough to contend against Duan Gantai.
“I know you’re also a Life and Death cultivator, so I’ll not let you suffer. You will give me the Starry Sky Radish Grass for the same price.” This Life and Death cultivator walked up to Duan Gantai and spoke with an indifferent voice.
He didn’t do what the others thought he would do; that is, restore some of his pride and then return. Instead, from the looks of it, he truly wanted the Starry Sky Radish Grass. Otherwise, this person would never use such a tone for negotiations. Moreover, his words weren’t utterly unreasonable, considering his background.
Duan Gantai slowly stood up, just staring at the cultivator without speaking.
The Life and Death cultivator from Booth 19 frowned slightly on seeing the look in Duan Gantai’s eyes and said, “I’m from….”
“Get lost….” Without waiting for the Life and Death cultivator from Booth 19 to finish speaking, Duan Gantai immediately told him to get lost and slapped.
Duan Gantai already felt rage building up inside him due to Ning Cheng auctioning off the Perpetual Moon Time Key. However, he also understood that he couldn’t make a move against Ning Cheng right now. But if someone else wandered in and stoked his anger, why would he let it go? Duan Gantai was the only one who forced others, when did it become someone else’s turn to force Duan Gantai? Why would he care about the background of the person from Booth 19, when he didn’t even care about Qiao Jierui? Why would he let others pluck one of his hairs?
The Life and Death cultivator from Booth 19 never imagined that a person from the lobby would dare to take the initiative to deal with him. But his strength couldn’t even match up to Duan Gantai, plus with no defence prepared beforehand, Duan Gantai’s slap sent him flying straight through the air.
“Bang….” The cultivator slapped by Duan Gantai, just like the previous one, hit the restrictions around the main stage, forcing the alarms to erupt once again.
Everyone felt utterly shocked. What kind of strange day was today? At least that rogue cultivator from Row 39 waited for the other party to make the first move before slapping him away. But now, that cultivator from Row 40 seemed to have a much bigger temper compared to the person from Booth 19. Not only did this fellow start first, but this fellow had enough strength to slap away a late-stage Life and Death cultivator without any effort.
The Life and Death cultivator from Booth 19 stood up and didn’t even wipe the blood from the corner of his mouth. Instead, a crazy amount of killing intent shot out of his body and a weapon suddenly materialised in his hand. In all his life till now, he never experienced this much insult.
But just when he was about to rush to the 40th Row, the same icy voice sounded out within the auction house, “Dare to do it again, and I’ll kill you without a second thought.”
When the Life and Death cultivator from Booth 19 heard those words, it felt as if someone had poured a barrel of cold water over him. He understood that if he dared to make any moves, the master of this auction would truly kill him.
He immediately put away his weapon, then taking a cold hard look at Ning Cheng and Duan Gantai, turned around and left. Not only did he not say a single word, but he didn’t even enter the booth. With their master gone, the two followers also hurried out.
No one tried to stop him. In any case, people could leave the auction at any time. However, after leaving, the auction house would not allow them inside for the rest of the event. At the same time, everyone also understood that the cultivator from Booth 19 had decided to exit to gather his forces. As soon as the auction ended, those fellows from Row 39 and 40 would have to face a life and death trial.
Shui Wuchang stared blankly at Duan Gantai, the person she was to marry in the past. How was he this powerful? She also looked at Ning Cheng subconsciously again. In terms of intimacy, she was the most intimate with Ning Cheng, not Duan Gantai. Just thinking about being held in Ning Cheng’s arms almost made her legs go weak.
This Ning Cheng had not only held her but had also spoken a few ridiculous words. “Junior Apprentice Sister Wuchang, I finally understand what it means to fall in love at first….”
But when she left, she found that her Perpetual Moon Time Key had gone missing.
Her gaze subconsciously flicked between Ning Cheng and Duan Gantai, feeling that both of them had the same insidious mind. Then when she thought of how these two men had almost wiped out her entire Shui Clan, she sneered in her heart. The cultivator from Booth 19, no doubt, had a significant background. However, she knew that it wasn’t enough to threaten these two people.
No one understood the treacherousness of Ning Cheng and Duan Gantai better than her. These two had even taken away her Shui Clan’s Spirit Vein, something that her clan had kept hidden from everyone.
Shui Wuchang, however, had gotten a few things wrong about Ning Cheng. Ning Cheng had taken away Shui Wuchang’s Perpetual Moon Time Key, it was the truth. But it was Duan Gantai who wanted to take away Shui Clan’s Starry Sky Spirit Vein, not Ning Cheng. Moreover, Duan Gantai had indeed taken away Shui Clan’s Spirit Vein. And by right of association, Ning Cheng became the one who helped him take it away.
After things quieted down a bit, Shui Wuchang reeled herself in and said, “Row 40 Seat 163 quoted 4 million Permanent Essence Pills. Does anyone else want to quote a higher price?”
No one dared to increase the price. If people considered Ning Cheng’s matter as an accident, then Duan Gantai’s actions needed no explanation. Everyone understood something from these two incidents. It didn’t matter whether one sat in the lobby or a private booth, better not look down on anyone. That person might be a powerhouse in disguise.
Moreover, the price of 4 million Permanent Essence Pills for a Starry Sky Radish Grass had already exceeded the ceiling price of a Starry Sky Radish Grass.
Duan Gantai glanced at Ning Cheng, thinking that Ning Cheng would bid against him. But he didn’t expect that Ning Cheng wouldn’t even bother to put in a quote. As for whether Ning Cheng could bid against him, Duan Gantai didn’t even entertain the thought. Ning Cheng wasn’t someone kind enough to stop before he bled out some star veins. Therefore, such an action truly confused him.
Initially, he had made a firm decision. If Ning Cheng increased the price, he would outbid it regardless of the quote. In any case, he didn’t believe that Ning Cheng could match him in wealth. Even if he had to take out dozens of star veins, he still would have enough for cultivation. But now, Ning Cheng didn’t even place a bid, making him feel like an idiot. It truly made him feel uncomfortable.
“Four million Permanent Essence Pills going once…… Four million Permanent Essence Pills going twice…. Four million Permanent Essence Pills going thrice. Congratulations to the friend from Row 40, Seat 163, for purchasing the Starry Sky Radish Grass for four million Permanent Essence Pills.” With the announcement from Shui Wuchang, the auction for Starry Sky Radish Grass finally ended.
2 thoughts on “Chapter 0786”
Can’t say I’m certain about NC’s play here but I’m guessing that he’s going to offer to refine a batch of the pills in exchange for a cut. That’s the only thing I can think of.