Lord Xue Ying - Chapter 1336: Auction
On this day.
Sacred World, within Scarlet Cloud City, many cultivators came one after another to Xue Ying’s cavern-dwelling.
“This way please.”
The puppet guards by the entrance of the cavern-dwelling led the way. There were also several other female puppet servants responsible for pointing the right direction. For the sake of this auction, Xue Ying had relied on his Mirage Cosmos to create a dozen or so puppets.
“This Brother Flying Snow seems to have quite a few puppets.”
“Since he could bring the corpse of Chaotic Origin Lifeform over, he must be very wealthy. Hence, purchasing some puppets is naturally not worth mentioning with regards to it.”
Cultivators gathered in groups of two or three as they walked and chatted. Experts that were gathered in Scarlet Cloud City came from many different worlds. It was natural for some specializing in refining puppets to exist! Just refining these Void God puppets… could easily be done by quite a few experts in the city. It’s just that collecting the materials within Sacred City was slightly more troublesome.
By the entrance of the cavern-dwelling, two puppet guards abruptly shouted over at that thin and small old man who was about to enter.
“Why? Did Flying Snow not say that he is holding an auction publicly, allowing the experts in the Scarlet Cloud City vie for it? Why is he not allowing me to enter now?” The thin and small old man ‘Xie Fan’ chuckled.
“Master has ordered to forbid you from entering!” A puppet guard coldly shouted out.
A cold voice rumbled out from within the cavern-dwelling light thunder: “If you dare to step into my cavern-dwelling, I’ll simply throw you out again!”
Xie Fan’s expression shifted slightly.
The cavern-dwelling of each cultivator in the Scarlet Cloud City was a forbidden ground! Without the agreement of the master, it was absolutely forbidden to intrude into it! Throwing the intruder out was a minor matter, yet if the other party chose to resist and still barge into the place, they could simply kill this intruder! Because the cavern-dwelling was a place for cultivators to meditate and cultivator, the law of Scarlet Cloud City was set to guarantee absolute safety for every cultivator, and to prevent any sort of disturbances from happening.
“Very good.” Xie Fan turned around and left with a frosty expression.
When the other cultivators that were entering the cavern-dwelling saw this happening, they started gossiping about it.
“Previously, he relied on coercion tactics and now he still dares to come?”
“That Xie Fan is simply thick-skinned.”
“He is Xie Fan! In terms of shamelessness, he is ranked in the top few within the city.” These cultivators murmured between each other.
Xue Ying was currently within the garden receiving the incoming guests.
The garden occupied a region spanning 50 kilometers. There were more than a thousand tables with praying mats scattered across the place. Some were by the side of the lake, and some were at the body of the mountain! Cultivators that came to participate in the auction this time casually found a place to sit. They started drinking some of the good wine prepared by Xue Ying, waiting silently for the auction to begin! Those wine tasted slightly more ordinary. Xue Ying had simply created them from within the Mirage Cosmos. Hence, he had a huge amount of them!
“Brother Flying Snow, why did you not simply disregard that Xie Fan? He’ll definitely remember this vengeance.” A cultivator who was conversing with Xue Ying asked.
“Remember this vengeance? Previously, he threatened me to trade with him. At that time, we have already become enemies! Why do you think I’m still afraid of him?” Xue Ying shook his head with disdain, “But what is unexpected is for him to actually think of visiting my cavern-dwelling today after becoming enemies? What a joke.”
Xue Ying felt that this person called ‘Xie Fan’ was quite a marvel!
It was normal for some experts to be vicious and cruel. It was also fine that great devils were unscrupulous and ruthless. But this ‘Xie Fan’ was a two-faced person. He would usually backstab the other party without caring about his reputation. One had to know that the female expert that coerced Xue Ying earlier, ‘Mo Shu’, was too lazy to deal with him after Xue Ying forced her away. She was even too lazy to come participate in this auction!
Experts had their pride.
But Xie Fan… belonged to a category of those that did not have pride. He was someone nefarious!
When that cultivator saw this happening, he laughed: “Then you should be a little more careful. He isn’t someone you can provoke easily.”
“I understand. Many thanks, Brother You Ya.” Xue Ying chuckled.
As the guests came, Xue Ying briefly welcomed them and occasionally chatted for a few sentences.
Xue Ying’s pupils suddenly dilated. He saw a person coming in from afar.
“North River?” Xue Ying was hugely startled.
“God Monarch Flying Snow.” Great Emperor North River entered with a smile, “You have forbidden that Xie Fan from entering. Initially, I thought I could not enter either.”
“I wouldn’t have thought that you would come. Hence, I did not inform my guards.” Xue Ying said.
“Both you and I came from the same world. We are fated. Is there any need for you and I to talk about killing each other?” Great Emperor North River said, “Both you and I are pursuing after the dream of jumping out of the cage and becoming a Chaotic Origin. Furthermore, in this Sacred World, it is at least forbidden to kill within the city. How do you think about temporarily placing aside our grievances…?”
Xue Ying looked at Great Emperor North River.
Great Emperor North River was wearing green. His eyes were filled with sincerity.
But Xue Ying was clear… this Great Emperor North River was someone ambitious and ruthless! That time back at Broken Teeth Mountain Range, he actually backstabbed Xue Ying simply because he wanted to.
“Do you think I still trust you?” Xue Ying sneered, “The consequences would most likely be for you to sneak attack me at a particular time.”
“You don’t trust me this much?” Great Emperor North River felt helpless.
“Hmph.” Xue Ying sneered, “It is very simple for you to make me trust you. Just give me the Thousand-Eyed Water Droplet.”
In the past, Great Emperor North River had once been pursued after him and was forced to leave the Broken Teeth Mountain Range. Hence, the energy of that Thousand-Eyed Water Droplet would most likely not be fully consumed yet.
“This is definitely not possible.” Great Emperor North River shook his head, “This is the most precious treasure I have. How can I give it to you?”
For it to be left behind by one of the two terrifying Chaotic Origin Lifeforms, ‘Thousand-Eyed Existence’, which was incarnated as the Broken Teeth Mountain Range, Great Emperor North River with his more knowledgeable wisdom understood how much more precious that ‘Thousand-Eyed Existence’ was compared to these ordinary Chaotic Origin Lifeforms. That was a Chaotic Origin Lifeform with a strength close to ‘Yuan’s. The value of that Thousand-Eyed Water Droplet… was most likely be worth a few times compared to the corpse of a Grand Perfection God Emperor Chaotic Origin Lifeform.
How could he give it to Xue Ying?
“No matter what, let us just place aside our grievances in this Sacred World. Time can validate my words.” Great Emperor North River said with a smile before walking away. He simply found a place to sit and began drinking.
Xue Ying looked at him.
He did not expel him.
There was no need to!
‘We shall see.’ Xue Ying temporarily placed this matter aside.
After a while.
Xue Ying saw the sky color, and watched as many experts had gathered in various sections of the garden. Today, a total of 600 over cultivators had come. That was close to 20% of the experts in the entire Scarlet Cloud City! In reality, those who came to fight for the auction were even fewer.
Xue Ying’s voice sounded across every section in the garden, “I shall not delay any further. Let this auction begin! This time, the object being auctioned is this Chaotic Origin Lifeform corpse.”
Saying that, he waved his hand.
At that moment, a corpse that was likened to a 200 meters over volcano landed on the ground. It immediately attracted the attention of all 600 cultivators present. Of which some showed a fervent desire in their gaze!
“The minimum bid is three different Void Lineage Chaotic Origin Lifeforms at the Grand Perfection God Emperor level. Every single minimum increment is fixed at 100,000 cubic meters of food. And now, fellow cultivators could call out your price.” Xue Ying said.
“Three corpses.” The one that started bidding was a green-robed girl. Her voice was enchanting.
“Four corpses!” A red-haired male simply said. This red-haired male had a grand aura. Even amidst many experts in this garden, his aura remained tyrannical and powerful. Xue Ying knew that he should be one of the wealthiest cultivators participating in the auction today. He called himself ‘Great Emperor Heaven Calamity’. In terms of strength, he was close to that of the three City Masters. He once fought with the three City Masters and was able to fight to a draw.
Hence, it was agreed publicly that his strength lay in the top five!
And he was also the strongest existence with a flame lineage within Scarlet Cloud City! As he was a Dao Cultivator too, it was natural for him to desire this Chaotic Origin Lifeform corpse that did not exist within this Sacred World.
“Five corpses with 100,000 cubic meters of food.”
“Five corpses with 200,000 cubic meters of food.”
After the price rose to five corpses, it no longer increased by a lot.
Xue Ying listened silently.
“Five corpses with one million cubic meters of food.” It was a black-robed male who reported this price. He was also ranked in the top dozens within Scarlet Cloud City, an expert called ‘Yan Yang’.
“Five corpses and two million cubic meters of food.” The red-haired Great Emperor Heaven Calamity coldly stated.
“Six corpses.” The black-robed male ‘Yan Yang’ continued calling out the price calmly.
Great Emperor Heaven Calamity glanced at him before saying: “Six corpses and one million cubic meters of food.”
Yan Yang went silent after that.
At that moment, there was no longer new prices being called.
“Are there any higher bids?” Xue Ying finally spoke.