Chapter 1166: Ataraxia City, Zhou Clan’s Auction Square
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
There was a big and bustling city in an area close to the southern side of Ruo Shui River in the Inner Land on Cloud Continent.
The big city was called Ataraxia City.
Everything seemed peaceful in this city, there were almost no fights at all.
If somebody got into a fight, they would be carried away by a group of powerful ‘law enforcers’.
Nobody knew what happened to those people who were brought away since they were never seen again.
The group of law enforcers who brought those people away was from the Zhou Clan in Ataraxia City.
Zhou Clan was the No.1 clan in Ataraxia City. It was also a first-rate force. Not only did they guard Ataraxia City, but they also controlled half of the properties in Ataraxia City.
The other half of the properties in Ataraxia City was controlled by a few first-rate forces.
One of them was the old Yin Yang Sect, currently known as the Ling Tian Sect.
Outside Ataraxia City, two silhouettes followed the crowd and entered the city. It was a young couple who looked like Romeo and Juliet. Very quickly, they became the center of attention.
“What a handsome young man!”
“The lady next to him is so beautiful. She’s a real beauty.”
Many people whispered among themselves.
The two figures who had just entered Ataraxia City was Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu who left Ling Tian Sect earlier in the morning.
Although Duan Ling Tian was the Sect Master of Ling Tian Sect and his name was known by everyone in the border, not many people have seen him before.
Therefore, nobody recognized him in the crowded Ataraxia City’s street.
“You didn’t find any useful clues when you went there previously?” Feng Tian Wu’s question seemed random.
However, Duan Ling Tian knew what she was asking about. “They’re careful. They didn’t leave any trails behind.”
Feng Tian Wu fell silent. After a while, she said, “You’ll definitely see them again.”
“Hmm.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. There was a hint of concern in his eyes.
“Tian Wu, do you know why are we here?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Feng Tian Wu and quickly changed the subject.
“Zhou Clan. The big auction fair.” Although Feng Tian Wu was stingy with her words, she hit the nail on the head. Duan Ling Tian was stunned, and he could not help but force a smile on his face. “How did you figure that out?”
“Many people were talking about it when we were entering the city,” Feng Tian Wu said bluntly.
She heard many people discussing the big auction fair happening at the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square today when they entered the city.
That was why she suspected Duan Ling Tian’s intention for this trip was to attend the big auction fair that was held every three months at the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square.
“I didn’t expect you to be so attentive,” Duan Ling Tian exclaimed, “That’s right! The Zhou Clan’s big auction fair is the purpose of our trip… I’ve been waiting for this day for many days now.”
There was only one auction fair in Ataraxia City. The auction fair was controlled by the Zhou Clan. They would hold a big auction every three months.
Meanwhile, they would have small auction fairs every day.
After learning about the existence of Ataraxia City and the Zhou Clan a couple of days ago, Duan Ling Tian had been waiting for this day to come when he found out about the big auction fair that Zhou Clan organized every three months.
The day finally came.
“Let’s go! Let’s head to the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square… The auction fair will start in an hour,” Duan Ling Tian said to Feng Tian Wu and headed straight after turning right.
Although it was his first time in Ataraxia City, he seemed familiar with the roads. Even Feng Tian Wu was stunned. “Have you been here before?”
“No, it’s my first time here,” Duan Ling Tian said honestly.
He was familiar with the roads because Luo Ping had prepared a map of the entire Ataraxia City for him a couple of days ago.
It marked the properties in Ataraxia City, including the one Ling Tian Sect owned, as well as the location of the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square.
Duan Ling Tian knew the layout of the place by heart. It was only natural that he knew the way to the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square like the back of his hand since he had memorized the route.
Feng Tian Wu nodded lightly after she heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
“I heard the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square is different from the usual auction space… It’s an al fresco auction square,” Duan Ling Tian said to Feng Tian Wu along the way.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu arrived outside the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square.
There was a crowd gathered there. Most of them were just there to watch while some of them were here to participate in the auction.
“We’re going over there.” Duan Ling Tian brought Feng Tian Wu to the other side.
At this moment, individual pavilions appeared before their eyes. A broad path made of limestone in the middle allowed people to walk freely.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu arrived before the limestone path’s entrance.
They saw two pretty ladies standing on each side of the entrance. They had a smile on their faces. Although their clothing was plain, they looked elegant.
One of the ladies looked at Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu and asked with a smile, “Sir and madam, may I know if you’re planning on auctioning anything?” Her voice was as sweet as an oriole.
“I’m auctioning two items.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“May I know what items you are auctioning? The auction fair’s starting soon. You’re not allowed to auction ordinary items now,” the lady asked.
She was undoubtedly implying that the Zhou Clan’s auction fair would not auction ordinary items.
“I would like to auction off a grade one Spirit Weapon and grade one Life Recovery Pill,” Duan Ling Tian said calmly. He seemed unaffected by the lady’s words.
Grade one Spirit Weapon?
Grade one Life Recovery Pill?
“I’m really sorry, sir. The Zhou Clan’s only auctioning items that are worthy of being in the finale,” the lady said apologetically.
In her opinion, although grade one Spirit Weapons were precious, it did not qualify as an item worthy of the auction fair that was held every three months at the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square.
A grade one Life Recovery Pill was even less qualified.
It seemed like Duan Ling Tian had already expected the lady’s reaction since he was not surprised. He said calmly, “What if it’s a grade one Spirit Weapon that gives a 90% boost and a grade one Life Recovery Pill with more than 90% Purity?”
Duan Ling Tian’s words reverberated in the air.
The two ladies standing before him narrowed their eyes. They looked solemn now.
“Sir, can you bring out your grade one Spirit Weapon so that I can examine it? If it’s really like you said, I’ll bring you backstage to get someone to verify the grade one Life Recovery Pill that you brought.” One of the ladies did not really believe Duan Ling Tian’s words, she said that to put Duan Ling Tian in his place so that he would leave.
The boost a grade one Spirit Weapon granted could be tested by any martial artists with the Origin Energy in their bodies.
However, the Purity of grade one Life Recovery Pills had to be verified by a professional alchemist.
“Of course.” Duan Ling Tian knew very well that if he rejected the lady’s request, they would think he was a fraud. It was unlikely the lady believed he had a grade one Spirit Weapon that granted a 90% boost.
Therefore, he casually placed the grade one Spirit Weapon that he prepared in the lady’s hand.
It was a grade one Spirit Sword that Duan Ling Tian casually refined a few days back. It would grant the user a 90% boost in power.
The lady thought she would be able to get rid of Duan Ling Tian. However, she was stunned when Duan Ling Tian took out the grade one Spirit Weapon.
However, as a Zhou Clan’s Auction Square’s personnel, she quickly regained her composure and took the grade one Spirit Weapon from Duan Ling Tian.
When the lady swung the sword, it produced the crisp sound of sword whistling in the air.
At this moment, a gust of Origin Energy came out of the lady’s hand and merged with the grade one Spirit Sword.
Out of nowhere, 1,000 ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes appeared above the lady’s head, displaying her cultivation base at the Seventh Level Void Transformation Stage.
Soon after, the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon appeared next to the 1,000 ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes.
There were another 900 ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes, not more and not less.
“90% boost!” The other lady’s bright eyes turned serious. Shock was written all over her face as she witnessed the scene before her eyes.
Meanwhile, the lady testing the grade one Spirit Sword was dumbstruck. She did not think there really was a grade one Spirit Weapon in the world that could grant a 90% boost.
The ladies very quickly regained their composure.
After exchanging a look, the lady who tested out the grade one Spirit Sword returned the sword in her hand to Duan Ling Tian. Her attitude underwent a 180 degrees change. “Sir, madam, this way please.”
The lady led Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu along the limestone path after she spoke.
There were many people sitting in the pavilions on both sides of the limestone path. It was obvious they were here for the auction fair at the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square today.
Along the way, Duan Ling Tian was looking around curiously at the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square.
The Zhou Clan’s auction fair looked lavish yet elegant. The ambiance was not stifling. Instead, the ambiance was quite cheerful.
At the end of the limestone path was the Zhou Clan’s auction fair’s high platform. It was the auction stage.
At the back of the auction stage, two red cloths similar to curtains hung on a steel frame that was prepared beforehand. The backstage of the Zhou Clan’s auction fair lay beyond the red cloths.
“This way please.” However, the lady who brought Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu in did not lead them backstage through the red cloths.
They would undoubtedly draw everyone’s attention if they did that.
At that time, everyone at the square would know that Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu were here to auction their items.
Just like the saying went, ‘Don’t show your cards’. Nothing good would come out of it.
The lady led Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu around the stage. After taking a few hidden turns, they eventually entered a quiet tunnel and successfully arrived at the backstage of the auction square.
However, it was only considered the outer ring of the auction square’s backstage as the space was isolated by a couple of red cloths on steel frames. It gave off a sense of mystery.
‘This should be where they serve people who are auctioning their items,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian was proven right.