Chapter 86: 15,000 Low Quality Spiritual Stones
Translated by: Chua
Edited by: Earl, Rebel01
“Spirit Controlling Technique. Starting price – 1,500 low quality spiritual stones.”
“1,800 spiritual stones!”
“1,900 spiritual stones!”
Wei Suo’s eyed Spirit Controlling Technique was obviously a hot property; once Shopkeeper Tian’s voice faded away, the main hall started to erupt with bids.
“2,500 low quality spiritual stones!”
In just a brief moment, a greasy grey coat old man had instantly raised the valuation by above a thousand low quality spiritual stones.
After a silent pause without anyone bidding, Wei Suo hurriedly shouted out, “2,600 low quality spiritual stones!”
Previously, Wei Suo didn’t mention about his desire for the Spirit Controlling Technique; after the resounding announcement of 2600 spiritual stones, Nangong Yuqing was shocked. “Wei Suo, you really intend to buy the Spirit Controlling Technique?”
“Do you still remember those 5 Mind Devouring Bug eggs? I have a method to breed demonic beasts, the only thing I lack is a technique to control them!” Wei Suo explained straightforwardly, before he nervously gazed at the old man who bid before him.
The old man similarly turned his head around, looking towards the honorary guest Wei Suo.
His greyish hair appeared greasy as well, as if he hadn’t showered for days. His black fingernails also made him look extremely sloppy. Moreover, his returning glare was terribly sinister. Obviously, he wasn’t able to see through the divine light concealment at the honorary guest window, but still gave Wei Suo an impression as though his glare had penetrated through.
Such a sinister glare coupled with his wrinkled face, caused this greasy old man to give off an aura of a wrinkled demonic spider beast.
“2,800 spiritual stones!” Not willing to be outdone, the old man firmly shouted out a higher bid.
Yet Wei Suo was bent on acquiring this technique. Once the old man’s voice faded, Wei Suo gritted his teeth and viciously called out, “3,000 low quality spiritual stones!”
“Mind Devouring Bug, you have a breeding method for the Mind Devouring Bug!” As a cultivator, Nangong Yuqing knew how frightening this Mind Devouring Bug was. Her expression changed slightly, as she glanced at the spider-like old man apprehensively; unsure if he was going to raise the price.
But what allowed Nangong Yuqing to relax was this sinister old man smiled crudely for a moment, before keeping silent completely.
But at this moment. “3,200 low quality spiritual stones!” A cold callous voice resounded from the box to Wei Suo’s right.
Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing could immediately make up that the voice belonged to Li Honglin.
Li Honglin was the young master of the Golden Eagle Palace. This Spirit Controlling Technique could be useful for the Golden Eagle Palace, and with his presence, raising the price was extremely reasonable.
“3,500 low quality spiritual stones!” Wei Suo calmly continued raising the price.
In turn, it caused Li Honglin to turn rigid. If his voice carried urgency, it would motivate Li Honglin on. But with his composure, it would create pressure and constrict the opponent.
“4,000 low quality spiritual stones!”
What caused Nangong Yuqing’s heart to tremble was that Li Honglin once again raised the price.
“4,500!” Wei Suo unhesitantly announced with composure.
“5,000!” Li Honglin hesitated slightly, but before Shopkeeper Tian could make a sound, he once again shouted a higher price.
“5,500!” Wei Suo gritted his teeth, exclaiming without hesitation.
Woah! The entire auction hall was in shock, even the face of that greasy old man had changed. 5500 low quality spiritual stones. This already exceeded the starting price by three times. With such a price, even an extraordinary loose cultivator couldn’t afford it.
“This guy is dead meat! He actually dares to compete against me!”
Li Honglin snorted angrily within his honorary guest box, his expression brimming with maliciousness.
“Young master, don’t wrestle with him anymore, I fear we won’t have the adequate spiritual stones for the master’s required Recuperation grass. Master will certainly punish you!” That loose robed middle-age cultivator sternly advised beside Li Honglin. “You cannot afford to shoulder a dying man’s grudge.”
“No way, I cannot swallow this. If I don’t have enough spiritual stones, then I’ll use the things on hand as collateral and borrow from Shopkeeper Tian! Uncle Li, how many spiritual stones do you have on hand?” Li Honglin ordered with a muffled snort.
“I have 3000 low quality spiritual stones.” The middle-aged cultivator shook his head. “The more spiritual stones you spend, the harder it’ll be to purchase back the collateral in the future. I can lend young master 2000 spiritual stones; but for this thing, 8000 is the absolute limit. If not, then if others try to fight for the Recuperation grass and we cannot purchase it…. Master is already at the brink of breakthrough to the Thought Division Stage; if there’re any accidents then, the consequences for the Golden Eagle Palace will be seemingly immeasurable!”
Li Honglin smiled. “Alright, with 9000 low grade spiritual stones as the limit, I don’t believe a mere loose cultivator would be able to afford this!”
His expression changing craftily, Li Honglin directly raised the valuation exponentially.
The entire auction hall was in an uproar, even Nangong Yuqing gasped fiercely. 7000 low quality spiritual stones could at least purchase 2-3 half-spirit artifacts. Even for a Heavenly Circuit Cultivator, he wouldn’t hold such an astronomical amount of spiritual stones on hand. Besides, a cultivator wouldn’t simply waste spiritual stones, they would prefer to exchange for a powerful and suitable magical treasure.
“8500 low quality spiritual stones!”
When everyone settled down, Wei Suo’s voice suddenly rang out again.
“9000 spiritual stones!” Li Honglin’s tone became more ferocious. His voice no longer carried the that refined and courteous grandeur of an upperclass man.
“Wei Suo! Don’t raise the price anymore! He is purposely trying to anger you, it isn’t worth it. How about waiting for the next chance, and we’ll think of another way to get that technique!” Nangong Yuqing’s hand unconsciously tightened onto Wei Suo’s hand. A technique worth 8000 spiritual stones… so many spiritual stones could cause any cultivator to throb with excitement.
“9500 low quality spiritual stones!” Wei Suo’s hand similarly unconsciously gripped onto Nangong Yuqing’s hand. But his face carried an unwavering ferocity as he directly threw in another 500 spiritual stones.
To him, this technique was simply too important. The Mind Devouring Bug eggs would probably finish incubating after 20 days. Within these 20 days, it was impossible to find another suitable technique! Furthermore, he was clearer than anyone else on the formidability of the Mind Devouring Bug; after utterly offending Li Honglin, the Mind Devouring Bug was his greatest reliance. With the Mind Devouring Bug, he wouldn’t be afraid of Li Honglin’s retaliation. Without the Mind Devouring Bug, his life may very well be in danger! Therefore, this technique was his number one priority!
“9500 low quality spiritual stones?!”
The entire auction hall was thrown into a chaotic uproar again upon hearing this. Even the nearby Li Honglin clutched his fist and stood up; his teeth chattering as his eyes brimmed with an astounding killing intent.
But Wei Suo’s current valuation, had already surpassed his 9000 spiritual stones limit. He was unable to compete with Wei Suo any longer.
“Wei Suo, you…..” Nangong Yuqing finally realized her hand was interlocked with Wei Suo, she hastily drew it back; her face blushing faintly. Yet before she could mutter anything, from another honorary guest box, a despising and domineering voice drifted out. “12,000 low quality spiritual stones.”
The crowd certainly exploded this time! It actually added 2500 spiritual stones! That person, was surely a frightening existence!
Wei Suo’s face concurrently turned pale. Because he recognized this voice, it was Han Weiwei’s voice.
“13000 spiritual stones!” His eyes burning with insanity, as he bid in frenzy!
“Eh?” Han Weiwei purposely snorted as she simply spoke out without batting an eyelid. “15,000 low quality spiritual stones.”
PA! Wei Suo slapped his chair as he reflexively stood up, unable to utter a single word.
“15,000 low quality spiritual stones. Although this wasn’t Wei Suo’s limit, according to the importance of this technique to him, even if it was 20,000 spiritual stones, he would still bid for it.
Moreso he understood the crux of this matter very well, this Silver beauty ‘Han Weiwei’s character.
Although she looked rather fierce and domineering, she was actually a bashful young lady who could be easily bullied. More significantly was the fact she treated Wei Suo as her greatest hurdle, risking even her own life to go against him. And the last crucial factor was that she completely doesn’t lack any spiritual stones.
Within Spirit Peak City, if the Precious Treasure Pavilion was not number 1, then it is the number 2 market square. Its power was definitely greater than the Golden Eagle Palace by several folds.
Even if Wei Suo could save up a fortune, it still wasn’t in his means to be able to compete with the Precious Treasure Pavilion.
Even shouting 20,000 spiritual stones now carried no meaning anymore.
“How powerful is that female cultivator, she actually is so rich and imposing!”
“Unless there’s a hidden mystery behind that Spirit Controlling Technique? It actually reached a valuation of 15,000 spiritual stones. 15,000 low quality spiritual stones, that is enough to buy 5 half-spirit artifacts.”
Wei Suo halted his bidding, nobody amidst the wildly discussing crowd dared to bid. A chinese youth directly delivered the Spirit Controlling Technique into Han Weiwei’s honorary guest box.
“Looks like I won’t be able to bring the old man out for a shopping spree.” Wei Suo inclined onto his chair as he thought to himself in anguish. Without the Mind Devouring Bug, he will certainly have to remain in the city like a coward tortoise. Hecould only rely on the spiritual stones he had on hand to cultivate. Without a Heavenly Circuit stage level 1 or 2 cultivator escorting him, he might really die at the hands of Li Honglin’s underhanded tactics.
“Senior Wei. The guest that just bought the Spirit Controlling Technique requests for you to visit her honorary box. She wants me to inform Senior Wei that if Senior Wei accedes to her conditions, she could gift senior Wei the Spirit Controlling Technique.”
In a brief moment, Lin Feng of the Precious Treasure Pavilion knocked on the door as he reported to Wei Suo.