Chapter 35 – Don’t rush
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
Wei Suo was completely allured.
After all, even if his success rate in talisman making increased by ten percent, it would amount to a large chunk of money after days and months of labor. Currently, with all the Mid Quality Spiritual Stones and Low Quality Spiritual Stones Wei Suo had on him now, they valued over two hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones. However, he cannot spend all two hundred plus Low Quality Spiritual Stones. At least a hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones must remain so that he could use them to train and pay for the purchase of the Fire Scorpions.
Although the starting bid for this Golden Thread Talisman Brush was three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones, based on the experience from the previous auctions, the winning bid would likely be above six hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
Thus, he would need to borrow at least five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
“Several hundred Spiritual Stones… I only have a hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones on me, how many Spiritual Stones do you have on you?” Wei Suo looked to Nangong Yuqing. His hand was sweating as he asked that.
“Really now.” Nangong Yuqing replied in a laughing manner. “I have about seven hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones on me.”
“Seven hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones. You’re truly a wealthy woman.” Wei Suo was so excited that his eyes even started to brim with tears of excitement. However, he was still not reassured. “What if I am unable to repay you the Spiritual Stones for the time being? Could you possibly have some supplementary conditions to the debt?”
Nangong Yuqing gave Wei Suo a side eye. “You’re truly annoying. Do you want to borrow the Spiritual Stones or not? If you don’t, then just consider it that I never asked. After all, based on your appearance, I doubt you would dare to bring a lot of Fireball Talismans out to sell. If you cannot pay me back, then just pay me with Fireball Talismans. After all, I use that sort of technique talisman all the time anyways.”
“I’ll borrow! Only a fool won’t borrow the Spiritual Stones!” At this moment, someone had already bid three hundred fifty Low Quality Spiritual Stones. Wei Suo immediately shouted in a haughty manner. “Four hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
“Four hundred fifty!” A voice of competition immediately sounded from the hall below.
“Five hundred!” Never had Wei Suo purchased such an expensive item before in his life. When he called his bid, he was even gnashing his teeth.
“Five hundred fifty!” The cultivator below who wore a leather gown hesitated for a moment before adding another fifty Low Quality Spiritual Stones to his bid.
‘Isn’t it just a talisman brush? What’s there to fight about it?’ Shouted Wei Suo in his heart depressedly. However, he still shouted. “Six hundred!”
When Wei Suo called out his bid of six hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones, the couple cultivators below who were competing with him all shook their heads. They had given up on the contest. After all, they did not know Wei Suo’s identity and had thought Wei Suo, who was sitting in the honored guest box above, was also some major player. Furthermore, a price of six hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones was not cheap to ordinary talisman makers. That was because no other talisman maker possessed a recipe like Wei Suo’s Fireball Talisman that could give a huge profit margin.
“Huff…” Wei Suo heaved a sigh of relief. Fortunately the talisman makers were extremely rare in the Spirit Peak City. Otherwise, the amount of people bidding would definitely be more.
“Seven hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
Right when no one was about to bid anymore and when the uniformed youngster who held a tray with the talisman brush was about to deliver the Golden Thread Talisman Brush to Wei Suo’s honored guest box, a languid voice sounded from an honored guest box to the left of Wei Suo’s.
“Fuck, this mentally deficient child!” Wei Suo nearly fainted from anger.
The person who just bid was the distinguished, accomplished, elegant, handsome and confident looking Li Honglin.
“Eight hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!” As the bid was already at seven hundred, Wei Suo did not wish to give up. He clenched his teeth and added another hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones to the bid.
“Nine Hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!” Li Honglin once again bidded in an extremely indifferent manner.
“Fuck!” Wei Suo became completely speechless. He was certain that Li Honglin most likely did not need this talisman brush. Merely by his action of deliberately changing his honored guest box to a bigger one beside them, it was evident that he was purposely trying to step on Wei Suo. Right now, Wei Suo loathed himself for not having a large amount of Spiritual Stones. Otherwise, even if he must spend all of his Spiritual Stones, he would still crush this guy to death. However, nine hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones was already Wei Suo’s limit. Even if he added the price to a thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones and Li Honglin was to give up on bidding any higher, it was not a price that the current Wei Suo could afford.
“That guy, let me go scold him.” Nangong Yuqing also grew a bit angry. She immediately wanted to stand up.
“Don’t rush, let’s wait and see what else is going to come up in the auction.” To her great surprise, Wei Suo pulled her back and stopped her. Softly, he said those words. Confused, she turned around and took a glance at Wei Suo. Wei Suo was displaying an expression of anger like a local wealthy landlord who was feeling distressed about his money. However, Wei Suo pulled her back and whispered to her ears. The words he whispered in her ears had allowed her to know that Wei Suo was feigning his display of emotions.
Nangong Yuqing was unable to figure out what exactly Wei Suo had in his mind. She could only continue to wait with doubt in her mind.
“Divine Wood Furnace!”
“Baby Rotten Poison Bat!”
… The following items were also extremely special treasures. For example, the Divine Wood Furnace was a pellet furnace that would greatly increase the quality of wood elemental pellet medicines when used to concoct pellet medicine with. The Rotten Poison Bat was a type of level four low level demonic beast. An adult Rotten Poison Bat’s could reach several tens of feet with its wings expanded. Not only could a cultivator use the Rotten Poison Bat as an aviation mount after taming it, the Rotten Poison Bat was also capable of spraying extremely powerful poison fluid from its mouth.
When these treasures were being sold, Wei Suo had been calculating in his heart the entire time and did not give voice.
“Treasure Receiving Pocket. The space inside it was about three hundred square feet. The starting price is nine hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
However, when Shopkeeper Tian announced this item, the entire hall grew into a commotion again.
Treasure Receiving Pocket, it was a kind of item that appeared only several feet wide outside but was three hundred square feet inside. Furthermore, one would not be able to sense the weight from the items placed in the pocket. It was a special sort of magical treasure. To all cultivators, especially those who are fond of keeping precious items on them, this sort of magical treasure was extremely precious.
Not only that, if one was to kill a large demonic beast or discover a large type of ore and become unable to bring the entire thing. In that case, one could only gather the most precious parts of the demonic beast or the ore, and the remaining parts would be abandoned. However, if one was to have this sort of magical treasure, one would be able to gather the entire demonic beast or ore and would not have to give up on a single Spiritual Stone.
For some high level Treasure Receiving Pockets and Treasure Receiving Rings, they were capable of even containing items weighing several tens of thousands of catties. However, the yellow leather-like Treasure Receiving Pocket before them was only able to contain items the size of three hundred square feet. Compared to the low level Treasure Receiving Pockets that were only able to contain one or two square feet worth of item, this Treasure Receiving Pocket was already very good.
The most important aspect was that in the entire Heavenly Profound Continent, there were not many artifact craftsmen that were capable of crafting Treasure Receiving Pockets. The Treasure Receiving Pockets were thus extremely scarce and were items that one might not be able to find even if one had the money to buy one.
“A thousand two hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!” Wei Suo who had been silent the entire time suddenly directly called out for a price that was two hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones higher than the starting bid.
“Wei Suo! You!” Nangong Yuqing’s face immediately grew pale. That was because she knew that the amount of Spiritual Stones she and Wei Suo had on them combined would not make a thousand two hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
“This Treasure Receiving Pocket is extremely rare. My desire for it is also extremely great.” Right after Wei Suo called his bid, Li Honglin who sat in the honored guest box beside them began to talk out loud. After that, he said indifferently. “A thousand three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
“Don’t bid anymore. Otherwise, if you were to win the item and be unable to pay for it, then you would be rigidly stripped away of all the valuable things on you and be banned from making transactions in any market square in the Spirit Peak City. If the difference between the amount you bid and the amount you have was too great, you might even be directly banished from the Spirit Peak City!” Nangong Yuqing who knew the amount of Spiritual Stones Wei Suo had on him feared that he would bid again. With her expression deathly white, she immediately whispered in Wei Suo’s ears.
“Little Sister Nangong Yuqing, I am truly sorry.” To Nangong Yuqing’s surprise, at this moment, Wei Suo loudly said in an extremely sickening manner. “I just happened to be tensed in my Spiritual Stones. Earlier, I did not managed to purchase that Golden Thread Talisman Brush that you liked. And now, you wanted this Treasure Receiving Pocket. However, the amount of Spiritual Stones I have on me is not enough… How about we wait for a bit longer and see if there’s any more things that you like in the upcoming auction?”
While calling Little Sister Nangong Yuqing in a sickening manner and saying this to her, Wei Suo displayed an extremely ashamed expression.
The expression of Li Honglin from the honored guest box to the left side immediately started to shine brightly. At this moment, someone had called out for a price of a thousand four hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones. However, Li Honglin started to called out his bid with an even louder voice. “A thousand five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
“…” Nangong Yuqing was dumbstruck.
“Hehe, this guy would likely even pawn his underpants in order to deliver you that Treasure Receiving Pocket later.” Wei Suo had his head lowered and was displaying a dejected appearance. However, he secretly said this to Nangong Yuqing.