Chapter 1176: The First Item in the Grand Finale
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Under everyone’s eyes, Duan Ling Tian descended and returned to Feng Tian Wu in the pergola after killing Wu Jian and the other four as though nothing happened.
He acted as though he had no hand in what happened earlier.
Meanwhile, everyone present felt numb in their scalp.
“Who is he? He really killed Wu Jian!”
“The Sect Leader of True Martial Sect lost two sons at once… I’m sure he’ll be furious when he finds out about this and leave the True Martial Sect’s estate for Ataraxia City.”
“Apart from the Sect Leader of True Martial Sect, the few old fellows who are the strongest in True Martial Sect won’t let this go as well when they find out about Wu Jian’s death!”
Many of them whispered among themselves, they were curious about Duan Ling Tian’s outcome.
However, looking at Duan Ling Tian who was sitting calmly in the pergola, it seemed as though everyone was too quick to react. Just as the saying went, ‘The eunuch is worried before the emperor is worried.’
After Zhou Ji saw things had come to an end, he regained his senses and said loudly, “We’ll carry on with the auction!”
Meanwhile, the people from Zhou Clan’s Auction Square took care of the five bodies that were scattered on the ground.
At this time, everyone at the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square shifted their eyes away from Duan Ling Tian to Zhou Ji, the host of the auction.
The auction went on.
However, many of them would look at Duan Ling Tian every now and then during the bidding of items. It seemed like they wanted to see if Duan Ling Tian was interested in the auction items.
They were afraid they would irritate that mysterious powerhouse if they were to bid higher than him and brought death upon themselves.
They had to be cautious on Cloud Continent where the powerhouses ruled.
Duan Ling Tian would be rendered speechless if he knew what they thought.
He was here for the auction, not to be a robber.
Furthermore, did he look like a robber?
When the customers saw Duan Ling Tian had closed his eyes to conserve energy after a long time and did not show any interest in the auction items, they felt relieved and began to bid as they pleased.
Time passed by silently. The auction items were sold at a high price one after another.
“This grade one Spirit Saber in my hand is the first item in today’s grand finale,” Zhou Ji said from the auction stage. A discussion filled with disapproval immediately erupted among the guests.
“Grade one Spirit Saber? Grand finale? You must be joking, manager Zhou Ji.” Many of them mocked Zhou Ji when he finished speaking.
“That’s right, manager Zhou Ji. It’s just a grade one Spirit Saber. How’s it worthy of being in the grand finale of this big auction fair held by the Zhou Clan once every three months… It’s better if you just auction it off now.”
“Although a grade one Spirit Saber’s precious, it’s nothing when it comes to an auction like this.”
Many of them laughed as they spoke.
“Hmph!” Naturally, there were people who disagreed with what was said earlier. “Don’t forget that manager Zhou Ji auctioned off two grade one Spirit Weapons before the grand finale.”
“Do you think a grade one Spirit Saber that the Zhou Clan deemed worthy to be in the grand finale would be a normal grade one Spirit Weapon?” Someone said after thinking the matter through.
Two grade one Spirit Weapons had already been auctioned off earlier. The grade one Spirit Saber currently in Zhou Ji’s hands was the third grade one Spirit Weapon.
There must be something extraordinary about the grade one Spirit Saber since Zhou Ji told them it would be in the grand finale of the auction.
“Manager Zhou Ji, is that the truth?” Many of them asked the same question.
“That’s right!” Zhou Ji nodded when he saw all the eyes that were trained on him. “This grade one Spirit Saber in my hands is the best grade among all grade one Spirit Weapons! I guess you understand why it is worthy of being in the grand finale of today’s auction fair?”
The crowd went silent as soon as Zhou Ji was done speaking. Only the sound of breathing could be heard.
The best grade among grade one Spirit Weapons.
They knew what it was naturally.
Only grade one Spirit Weapons that could grant an 89% boost in power were worthy of being called the best among all grade one Spirit Weapons.
With that said, the grade one Spirit Saber in manager Zhou Ji’s hand had to be a grade one Spirit Saber that gave an 89% power boost.
The difference between a grade one Spirit Weapon that gave an 89% boost and an 88% boost was insignificant.
Such a difference in power could be made up for with battle experience and martial skill techniques.
However, to grade one weapons craftsmen, a grade one Spirit Weapon like that was a rare treasure since they could study it and use it to improve their personal weapons crafting skills.
That was why grade one Spirit Weapons like that was extremely valuable.
Naturally, being able to possess a grade one Spirit Weapon like that was something worth boasting about since it was extremely rare on Cloud Continent.
Just like the saying went, ‘When the fruit is scarce, its taste is the sweetest’.
“Grade one Spirit Weapon that gives an 89% power boost?”
At this moment, even Duan Ling Tian opened his eyes. He looked interested as he observed the grade one Spirit Saber in Zhou Ji’s hands.
As someone who had inherited the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s life memory as well as his weapons crafting techniques and experience, Duan Ling Tian naturally knew how difficult it was to craft a grade one weapon that granted an 89% boost.
‘I can’t believe there’s someone who can refine a grade one Spirit Weapon like this,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
When Duan Ling Tian was looking at the grade one Spirit Saber in Zhou Ji’s hand, the people who were sitting in the VIP area shifted their attention from the grade one Spirit Saber to Duan Ling Tian.
They were eager to bid for the grade one Spirit Saber.
However, they looked at Duan Ling Tian when they recalled what a fiend Duan Ling Tian was. They wanted to know if Duan Ling Tian was interested in the grade one Spirit Saber like they were.
“He’s looking at the grade one Spirit Saber!”
“Could he be interested in the grade one Spirit Saber too?”
“Isn’t it obvious that he is?”
“Who would dare to fight him over something that he desires!”
“Aren’t you wearing a mask? Why are you afraid?”
“Do you think a mask would matter to a powerhouse at such a level like him? He could kill me after he obtains the grade one Spirit Saber from the bidding.”
The people in the VIP area discussed among themselves. Those without a mask had a bitter expression on their faces.
Meanwhile, nobody could see the expression of those hiding under their masks, but they were shaking their heads as they sighed.
Duan Ling Tian heard their discussion clearly. It made him speechless. He could not help but frown as he said, “All of you… Are you treating me like a robber?”
“My interest in this stupid saber aside, even if I’m interested, I wouldn’t use such a dirty tactic to obtain it!”
“Moreover, if I’m really robbing this thing, the Zhou Clan’s auction fair can just close up for the day because I might as well rob everything here,” Duan Ling Tian said.
The crowd was a little embarrassed by Duan Ling Tian’s words.
However, they were certain of something from his words. Duan Ling Tian was not interested in the grade one Spirit Saber. He even called it a ‘stupid saber’.
“Don’t worry… This sir is not interested in this grade one Spirit Saber in my hand,” Zhou Ji spoke at that moment.
He knew the reason like the back of his hand.
There were two items that replaced the grade one Spirit Saber in his hands to be the grand finale’s item. One of the items was a grade one Spirit Weapon that was even more perfect than this grade one Spirit Saber.
The purple-clad young man was the one who put that grade one Spirit Weapon up for auction.
Naturally, the purple-clad young man would not be interested in the grade one Spirit Saber.
After listening to Duan Ling Tian and Zhou Ji’s words, the people nodded one after another. They were no longer worried as they looked at the grade one Spirit Saber in Zhou Ji’s hands desperately.
“We’ll start the bidding for the grade one Spirit Saber that gives an 89% power boost at the price of 3,000 high-grade Origin Stones!”
3,000 high-grade Origin Stones!
Duan Ling Tian’s jaw dropped when he heard what Zhou Ji said.
One must know that crafting a grade one Spirit Weapon would only cost approximately 100 high-grade Origin Stones with all the materials included. Naturally, that was only the cost of the materials.
‘Seems like the grade one Spirit Sword that I’m putting up for auction will have a higher opening bid than this one,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
When Duan Ling Tian was lost in his thoughts, the bid for the grade one Spirit Saber in Zhou Ji’s hand was at 10,000 high-grade Origin Stones.
Moreover, the price was going up.
“30,000 high-grade Origin Stones!”
“40,000 high-grade Origin Stones!”
Currently, those who were bidding were guests at the VIP area. The guests from the non-VIP area remained silent.
‘It’s crazy that these people are willing to hand out so many high-grade Origin Stones just like that.’ Duan Ling Tian looked around the VIP area and glanced at each and every one of them. It crossed his mind that he would be able to make a fortune if he killed everyone there.
Naturally, it was just a thought.
He was not lacking in high-grade Origin Stones at the moment.
The Ling Tian Sect he took charge of would mine high-grade Origin Stones from the high-grade Origin Stone Vein every year under his watch. They would obtain tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of Origin Stones each year.
If he wanted to, he could get more Ling Tian Sect’s disciples to mine for more high-grade Origin Stones.
Eventually, the grade one Spirit Saber that gave an 89% power boost was sold to a person at 110,000 high-grade Origin Stones.
“Haha… I’m sorry everyone.” The grade one Spirit Saber was sold to an old man with white hair and a mask on his face. After he chuckled, he took out a Spatial Ring containing 110,000 high-grade Origin Stones to exchange for the grade one Spirit Saber.
“What a great saber!” The old man was happy when he obtained the Spirit Saber.
‘110,000 high-grade Origin Stones? Just for that stupid saber?” Duan Ling Tian could not believe a grade one Spirit Saber that gave an 89% power boost could be sold at such a high price.
“I wonder… Will the grade one Spirit Sword I put up for auction fetch an even higher price?” Duan Ling Tian began to feel a little excited.