Chapter 34 – United Void Pellet
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
There appeared to only be forty to fifty honored guest boxes in the High Heaven House’s second floor. Perhaps it was because of the small size of the auction, it appeared that only twenty plus honored guest boxes were seated. Merely, majority of these people were low-key and sat toward the back. They were unlike Li Honglin who had deliberately seated near Wei Suo, showing his face.
After a short while, nearly two hundred cultivators had gathered in the large hall. At that time, the purple gowned Shopkeeper Tian of the Golden Jade Pavilion slowly walked up to the platform. After he loudly greeted everyone present, he did not blabber excessively and officially started the auction.
“This is the Silver Dipper Essence, a high quality essence used in artifact crafting. Its starting bid is five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
A uniformed youngster walked to Shopkeeper Tian’s side with a jade box on his hand. He opened the box. The first item in the auction was a fist-sized silver colored essence metal. Inside the jade box, this essence metal was sparkling with light and emitting a dense aura.
“Hell, is this the Silver Dipper Essence?!” In an instant, Wei Suo’s attention was completely focused on it.
The Silver Dipper Essence was a kind of exceptionally tough and durable essence metal. One merely needed to mix a bit of the Silver Dipper Essence with other ordinary essence metals and the essence metals’ toughness and durability would greatly increase. The Silver Dipper Essence is an essence metal that cultivators would generally devise all means to obtain for when they were crafting Flying Swords. That was because if one were to add a bit of the Silver Dipper Essence into an ordinary essence metal that was used to craft the Flying Sword, the Flying Sword’s quality would greatly improve; its durability and sharpness would be many times stronger.
To the cultivators of the Heavenly Profound Continent, the Flying Sword was a kind of a relatively simple magical treasure. Wei Suo had also seen some powerful cultivators who possessed Flying Swords in action before. Their might was truly astonishing. Although even the most basic Flying Sword required one to be level two Heavenly Circuit Stage or above to use, that was because if one does not reach level two Heavenly Circuit Stage, they would only have enough True Elemental Energy to move the Flying Sword in a very short distance around one’s body. That would result in not producing much of an effect. With Wei Suo’s current martial prowess, it was simply impossible for him to use a Flying Sword. However, upon thinking about the might of the Flying Swords and seeing this Silver Dipper Essence that was capable of increasing the might of ordinary Flying Swords by many folds, Wei Suo was still extremely allured by it.
There were many powerful cultivators that were Heavenly Circuit Stage or higher in the auction right now. It was impossible for the Silver Dipper Essence to be unable to be sold.
“Five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones, I’ll take it!” Sure enough, right after Shopkeeper Tian’s simple introduction of the Silver Dipper Essence and its starting bid, a red robed cunning and dangerous looking middle aged skinny and shriveled looking cultivator immediately raised his hand and said coldly.
Soon, the gazes of many people were focused onto this red robed cultivator.
“Six hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
Suddenly, from an honored guest box directly against the one that Wei Suo sat in sounded an indifferent and hoarse voice.
“Six hundred fifty Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
The cunning and dangerous red robed skinny and shriveled cultivator immediately turned his head around. His sharp gaze was cast toward that honored guest box.
However, the slightly hoarse voice from the honored guest box did not waver in the slightest. Indifferently, it said, “Seven hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
“Eight Hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!” The red robed skinny and shriveled cultivator displayed an evil grin. A trace of killing intent had bubbled forth in his eyes.
“A thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones!” That person in the honored guest box continued to say with an indifferent tone.
The entire hall grew into an uproar. Although this sort of Silver Dipper Essence was not common and a thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones could not be considered to be much toward someone who needed it badly. However, to increase the price by two hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones at once, that ordinary and mediocre voice from the honored guest box displayed that he was determined to obtain the Silver Dipper Essence regardless of how much more Spiritual Stones his opponent might add.
The red robed skinny and shriveled cultivator was startled. However, the ominous glint in his eyes had grown much fainter. He no longer called out a higher bid. After all, he knew very well too that someone who was capable of bidding a thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones, might not be someone that he could afford to provoke.
Due to the fact that no other person offered any bid, the uniformed youngster who stood beside Shopkeeper Tian while holding the Silver Dipper Essence in his hand walked down the stage and directly brought it toward the person in the honored guest box. As for Wei Suo, he was looking at this entire scene while holding his Spiritual Stone Pouch with envy.
The first item that was auctioned had already brought forth a scramble. The atmosphere in the entire auction had instantly and completely changed.
“This is the Internal Pellet of the level four mid-level demonic beast, Rock Eater Beast. The starting bid is three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
“Holy fuck, it’s all good things!”
The second item in the auction was an earth-yellow colored Internal Pellet from the Rock Eater Beast. It emitted a very strong earthy smell. Originally, ordinary Level Four Mid Quality Demon Pellets were worth about Two Hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones. However, the Rock Eater Beast’s Internal Pellet contained a special sort of Earth Elemental Energy. To the people who trained in the earth elemental techniques, this was extremely useful. Furthermore, the Rock Eater Beasts were naturally experts of Earth Escape Technique. Once they found the situation to become bad, they would directly drill into the underground. It was extremely hard for one to capture a Rock Eater Beast. Once Shopkeeper Tian called out for the starting bid to be three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones, Wei Suo knew right away that this price was still low.
Sure enough. In merely a short moment, this Rock Eater Beast’s Internal Pellet was sold to a wax-yellow complexion cultivator who looked like someone that trained in some sort of earth elemental technique with a single glance for five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
“The following item is a Heavenly Frost Armor…”
The following treasure was a treasured armor created using the shell of the level four demonic beast Ice Centipede. This sort of treasured armor possessed exceptional defense. Furthermore, it was also capable of emitting Ice Cold Aura. However, this sort of treasured armor was not light at all. It appeared that it was more suited for ferocious front-line cultivators who specialized in close combat like Ye Xiaozheng. Although Wei Suo was a bit allured by it, he did not have a huge amount of interest for it.
The following five or six items being auctioned off were all special materials used to craft artifacts or magical treasures. For example, there was the Fire Dragon Crystal that contained an astonishing amount of Fire Elemental Energy. There was the Thousand Year Iron Banana Wood that contained a strong Vital Energy and could be used to create wood elemental Magical Treasure. There was the Wind Spiritual Stone that was capable of lightening up the Magical Treasure, allowing it to float and many other things. Wei Suo reckoned that the green gowned old man would know a lot of methods of creating ordinary Magical Treasures. However, Wei Suo’s current martial prowess was too low and the green gowned old man would not tell him about them anyways. Thus, these things were much like the Silver Dipper Essence. Although they were alluring, they were not useful to him.
“The following item is the United Void Pellet. It is concocted by Pellet Master Ji Ya of the Precious Treasure Pavilion herself. Cultivators lower in level than the Thought Division Stage would be able to directly achieve a breakthrough after taking this pellet. However, the pellet has a certain side effect to the cultivator’s Divine Sea and body. In the next five years, the cultivator’s martial prowess might become unable to reach a breakthrough. The starting bid is a thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
After the next five or six items, Shopkeeper Tian displayed an item that caused Wei Suo and practically every other cultivator present to softly utter a cry of alarm.
It was a smooth and round crimson colored pellet the size of a pigeon egg. The pellet was placed in a golden case.
United Void Pellet. It was a Pellet Medicine concocted through United Wind Beast and Heavenly Void Blood Bird’s Demon Pellets alongside many other Spiritual Herbs. Although it was extremely hard to concoct, it was extremely famous in the Heavenly Profound Continent. For example, if a cultivator was fighting against a demonic beast or another person and was a bit weaker than his or her opponent and was about to be killed by his or her opponent; in this sort of circumstances, if one was to possess a Pellet Medicine that would allow one to directly reach a breakthrough to the next level, this sort of Pellet Medicine was able to create an upheaval. Compared to one’s life, much less five years of martial prowess being unable to progress, even if it was fifty years of martial prowess being unable to progress, one’s life would still be much more important. Moreover, for some people, it was not even certain that they would be able to reach a breakthrough to the next stage in five years time anyways.
This sort of Pellet Medicine was definitely something that would lead to scrambles. Furthermore, the price that it would end up being sold for would definitely be extremely astonishing. Moreover, this Pellet Medicine was concocted by the Spirit Peak City’s Ice Snow Beauty, Ji Ya. Although Wei Suo had never seen Ji Ya before, he had also heard about the so-called number one beauty of the Spirit Peak City, the Ice Snow Beauty. With merely her name, there would definitely be a lot of people chasing to buy this pellet.
“A thousand five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
Wei Suo also wished to buy this Pellet Medicine. However, it was as he had anticipated. A bid was announced from the west side of the honored guest hall. With merely this first bid, it had already caused Wei Suo to be unable to compete with it even if he sold everything including his underpants.
“Four thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
In the end, this United Void Pellet created by the famous Spirit Peak City’s Ice Snow Beauty was sold for an astonishing four thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
Wei Suo who wished to obtain this pellet badly, was feeling as if his cheeks were streaming with tears.
Originally, after Wei Suo managed to struck rich a couple times, he even began to feel that he was rich. However, when compared to these cultivators in the auction, Wei Suo felt that he was still extremely poor.
“It would seem that I would have to give my all to earn more Spiritual Stones!”
“Golden Thread Talisman Brush! It is created through using the level four demonic beast Golden Mane Beast’s tail hair. It is a top commodity from the Falling Moon City’s Heavenly Workshop. The starting bid is three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
However, the following item after that caused Wei Suo to become involuntarily startled.
A perfectly straight golden colored talisman brush. It calmly laid on top of the red embroidered cloth. This pinky-sized golden talisman brush was created through carving and grinding a pure gold-like thick hair. It was truly hard to imagine that a single hair from a demonic beast was this thick.
After being in contact with the green gowned old man for a long time, Wei Suo had become much more knowledgeable compared to before. He knew that a good talisman brush would allow him to absorb the Fire Scorpion’s blood even more evenly and would also be much more smooth when using it on the talisman paper. In turn, it would greatly increase the quality and the success rate of the talisman making.
“What’s the matter? Great Talisman Master Wei, could it be that you’re allured by it?” Once she saw Wei Suo’s expression, Nangong Yuqing immediately gently chuckled by Wei Suo’s ears.
“What use is there if I am allured by it? Even if I am, I cannot afford it.” Wei Suo said extremely depressedly.
“If you’re allured by it, then go ahead and buy it. If you need to borrow several hundred Spiritual Stones, I am able to lend them to you.” Nangong Yuqing lightly smiled.