Chapter 36 – Blooming Like Flowers
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
“A thousand eight hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
“Two thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
The contest for the yellow leather Treasure Receiving Pocket was extremely intense.
A green gowned and slightly fat cultivator and another cultivator located in the honored guest box across from Li Honglin were also bidding repeatedly. Although the price of this Treasure Receiving Pocket with the starting bid of nine hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones surprisingly continued to climb all the way till two thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
“This guy is still able to bid. It seems that his family is truly wealthy. However, those other two guys doesn’t appear to be people who lacked Spiritual Stones either.” Wei Suo saw that there appeared to be sweat on Li Honglin’s forehead. He then took a secret glance at Nangong Yuqing.
“Who is your Little Sister Nangong Yuqing?” Nangong Yuqing found this to be both anger inducing and funny. She said to Wei Suo’s ears, “Earlier, when you called me that, it seemed that you’re pretty contented.”
The appearance of Nangong Yuqing whispering to Wei Suo’s ears was seen by Li Honglin again. Li Honglin immediately gnashed his teeth and said, “Two thousand three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
“This is the Young Master of the Golden Eagle Palace. No wonder he’s this rich and imposing.”
“Look at him. He purchased that Treasure Receiving Pocket with that many Spiritual Stones without blinking his eye. Oh how imposing he is. And you, look at yourself, you can’t even take out a thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones.” Once Li Honglin called his bid, the entire auction hall stormed into an uproar. Among which, there was one good looking female cultivator who was grudgingly complaining to a male cultivator that appeared to be her lover.
Once Li Honglin announced his bid of two thousand three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones, the other two opponents of his did not continue to bid anymore. They had withdrawn from the competition. Golden Jade Pavilion’s Shopkeeper Tian waved his hand happily. The flowery uniformed youngster who held the tray with the Treasure Receiving Pocket immediately walked through the hall before the eyes of everyone present and reached the honored guest box where Li Honglin was at.
“Young Palace Master Li, this is the Treasure Receiving Pocket that you’ve won.”
The flowery uniformed youngster of the Golden Jade Pavilion courteously brought the tray to Li Honglin.
Looking at it up close, the Treasure Receiving Pocket was extremely pretty. The opening of the pocket was a grain pattern golden ribbon. Other than the faintly visible seal symbols, the Treasure Receiving Pocket also had a peculiar flowery design to it.
“This… according to your rules, if I do not have enough Spiritual Stones, I am able to use something of equivalent value to replace the Spiritual Stones, right?” Li Honglin looked to the uniformed youngster and asked.
The uniformed youngster was slightly startled. He immediately replied in a professional manner. “This… if it’s something with a determined value, there shouldn’t be any problem.”
“These are two hundred Mid Quality Spiritual Stones. Please wait a moment.” Li Honglin’s eyes twitched as he handed over a leather bag that contained Spiritual Stones to the uniformed youngster. He then took out a pigeon egg sized snow white colored egg that emitted a dense cold energy. “This is a level four high-level demonic beast, the Ice Frost Flying Centipede’s egg. After the egg hatches, the Ice Frost Flying Centipede born from it could be tamed. I believe this is worth at least three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
“If this is the Ice Frost Flying Centipede’s egg, then there should be no problem.” The flowery uniformed youngster counted the Spiritual Stones and then said in a courteous manner after receiving the egg. After he said those words, the flower uniformed youngster turned around and withdrew himself.
“Oh, right!” Right after the uniformed youngster turned around, an extremely pained expression appeared on Li Honglin’s face. He called out and stopped the uniformed youngster. “I have only taken out this egg because I did not bring enough Spiritual Stones with me today. Could you tell Shopkeeper Tian for me to not sell this egg for the time being. At the very latest, in a couple more days, I would bring enough Spiritual Stones to purchase it back.”
The uniformed youngster nodded. “Had it been another person, then as our Golden Jade Pavilion does not have this rule, we cannot abide by. However, since Young Palace Master Li is a frequent customer and is reputed, I believe there should not be an issue. I will inform Shopkeeper Tian about this.”
“You have my thanks.” A smile finally appeared on Li Honglin’s face. His expression resumed to that from before. With an air of arrogance, he pointed at the Golden Thread Talisman Brush and the Treasure Receiving Pocket on the trays beside him. “Help me deliver these two items to that honored guest box over there and give them to Nangong Yuqing. Just tell her that these two items are my gifts for her.”
After the flowery uniformed youngster nodded his head and left in understanding, Li Honglin muttered, “Why does Nangong Yuqing want the Golden Thread Talisman Brush? Could it be that she wants to learn how to make talismans from a certain talisman maker of the Iron Policy?”
“Holy shit, is this for real?”
In Wei Suo’s honored guest box. Wei Suo looked at the two items delivered over by the uniformed youngster, and was a little flabbergasted.
“Brother Li Honglin is truly expansive!”
After that, Wei Suo was overjoyed. He never expected that other than the Treasure Receiving Pocket, Li Honglin even delivered over the Golden Thread Talisman Brush that he wanted earlier.
The uniformed youngster from the Golden Jade Pavilion looked to Wei Suo with eyes of pity. ‘Pitiful guy, I reckon that Nangong Yuqing would not be with you in the future.’ However, right at this moment, Wei Suo suddenly raised his head and asked him, “Oh, right. Let me ask you something. How much more Spiritual Stones does Li Honglin appear to have on him when he paid for the Treasure Receiving Pocket?”
“That is something that I do not know.” Due to their principle of not deceiving their customers and his pity for Wei Suo, the uniformed youngster replied to Wei Suo in a honest manner. “I reckon he does not have a lot of Spiritual Stones on him. Just now, he had used an Ice Frost Flying Centipede’s egg as a security for three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
“Got it, thanks a lot.”
“Really you, you’ve already extorted him two items worth this many Spiritual Stones. Could it be that you’re still not satisfied?” After the uniformed youngster left, Nangong Yuqing was unable to contain herself anymore. She looked at Wei Suo with an expression of not knowing whether to laugh or to cry and said.
“What do you mean by extortion? It’s he who decided to send those items over himself, okay?” Due to the fact that Wei Suo had retreated into his honored guest box, it was impossible for Li Honglin to see him. Thus, he did not worry about anything and happily held the Golden Thread Talisman Brush in his hand. “What a great item!” Wei Suo gasped heartfeltly. The entire talisman brushed appeared to be made of pure gold. It flickered with golden light. However, holding it with his hand, the talisman brush was extremely soft. With a stroke of his hand, the talisman brush appeared to be flowing like water. The soft sensation was immediately felt in his hand.
“Say, Nangong Yuqing. If it wasn’t for you, that guy won’t have sent these two items over.” After he tried out the Golden Thread Talisman Brush joyfully, Wei Suo said in a pained manner. “How about this. That Treasure Receiving Pocket shall be yours. If I need it for something, you will occasionally lend me it?”
“I don’t want that guy’s things at all.” Nangong Yuqing gave Wei Suo a side eye. “Look at how pained you look. If you want it, then just take it.”
“Two thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones!” Once Wei Suo heard what Nangong Yuqing said, he immediately nodded his head repeatedly. At the same time, he said to Nangong Yuqing. “Nangong Yuqing, I don’t understand one thing. This guy’s martial prowess is pretty good and his appearance is not bad either. He is also the Young Palace Master of the Golden Eagle Palace. On top of that, he’s generous. Why don’t you like him?”
“Isn’t this the same reason why you aren’t willing to join the Iron Policy? If I was to accept him and enter into the Golden Eagle Palace, wouldn’t I have to give up on a lot of things too?” Nangong Yuqing took a glance at Wei Suo. “Furthermore, for some people, if they left a backing like the Golden Eagle Palace, then they would remain the same person. As for Li Honglin, I doubt he would remain the same person if the Golden Eagle Palace no longer remained behind him. If I like someone, I would only like this person himself and not what sort of backing he had behind him.”
“Characteristic!” Wei Suo raised his thumb at Nangong Yuqing. At the same time, he thought in his heart. ‘I only like Shui Ling’er because of her figure. That charmingly beautiful face of her and those impressive boobies… it’s not because she is a certain someone’s disciple or something.’
“A Mid Quality Ice Jade. This Ice Jade’s size is extremely large. Furthermore, there’s no flaw to it at all, something extremely rare. The starting bid is six hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.” Right at this moment, Shopkeeper Tian’s voice sounded again. Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing immediately became excited.
“Seven hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
“Eight hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!”
Wei Suo’s eyes were brimming with tears of excitement once again. The Ice Jade that was covered with a red flannel had already been polished by the Golden Jade Pavilion. The crack on it had been polished away. Now, the entire Ice Jade appeared to be free of defects. Such an enormous defect-free Ice Jade was something that could easily be used to make an ice cold type Magical Treasure. As for the participants of this sort of auction, they were generally all cultivators that knew their goods. Thus, right after Shopkeeper Tian’s words left his mouth, many cultivators immediately started a bidding war. The price of the Ice Jade continued to soar. In the end, an old daoist who wore a moon-white colored daoist gown ended up purchasing this Ice Jade for a thousand a five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
Although the profit from this Ice Jade was determined to be shared with Nangong Yuqing, Ye Xiaozheng and Ye Guwei and the Golden jade Pavilion takes a ten percent fee. However, even like this, Wei Suo was able to obtain at least two hundred more Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
A Golden Thread Talisman Brush, a Treasure Receiving Pocket and two hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones. Wei Suo felt that today was blooming like flowers.