Chapter 293 – Ardent Scene
The audience burst into an uproar. The entire auction hall was filled with a strong smell of gunpowder. It was hard to imagine how furious Shangguan Chong was right now. A Combat Soul warrior had just back off, but now there was a reckless young man who stood out and fought with him.
“Humph! 60 million.”
Shangguan Chong coldly harrumphed. As a Combat Soul elder from the Shangguan Clan, it would be really embarrassing if he lost to a young man. Therefore, he bit 60 million.
But, just after Shangguan Chong bid, Jiang Chen’s voice sounded out from private room three once again. The insane amount, 80 million came from Jiang Chen’s calm voice.
The 80 million bid once again sent a storm through the audience. An even greater uproar arose in the audience, no one could remain calm any longer. Even Xu Neng who stood on the auction stage was so shocked that his mouth was wide open. 80 million Mortal Restoration Pills, it had far exceeded the actual value of the Arctic Ice Silkworm. Xu Neng didn’t expect the price to reach such heights.
Right at this moment, Jiang Chen’s image had become huge in Xu Neng’s mind; he was starting to fall in love with this young man. As an auctioneer, if he could make the price of an item exceed the actual value, he would be able to get a huge reward.
“Insane! This Jiang Chen is insane! 80 million Mortal Restoration Pills, how can he be so rich?”
“It’s called being filthy rich. Looks like Jiang Chen is going to get this Crystalized Arctic Ice Silkworm no matter what, and he doesn’t even care that doing so is the same as offending the Shangguan Clan. I wonder if the Shangguan Clan will make an even higher bid.”
“I don’t think so. The Shangguan Clan aren’t stupid, 80 million has exceeded the Crystalized Arctic Ice Silkworm’s actual value. Furthermore, they also don’t know if Jiang Chen will make another bid.”
The audience was heated. Everyone were discussing amongst themselves. The name Chen Jiang had once again become a hot topic.
“Good, very good!”
Shangguan Chong said the word ‘good’ twice, and his voice was filled with rage. Anyone could tell how angry he was, and how much he hated Jiang Chen.
“Little Chen, I guess you’ve pissed off that old man from the Shangguan Clan.”
Han Yan smiled.
“Since I’ve killed Shangguan Wei in Inferno Hell, the Shangguan Clan will seek to kill me sooner or later, I don’t care about offending them. Furthermore, along my journey from the Red City to the Black Sect, Little Yu has always been by my side, and I didn’t do my best to protect her. That’s why, no matter what price I have to pay, I will get this Crystalized Arctic Ice Silkworm for her.”
There was a calm expression on Jiang Chen’s face. He didn’t care about how angry Shangguan Chong would become.
“80 million, do you think that old man will bid any higher?”
Han Yan asked.
“Absolutely not. Although Shangguan Chong is a Combat Soul warrior, he doesn’t have too much authority in the Shangguan Clan; there is definitely a limit to how much he can bid. If the price exceeds his limit, he would have to stop. Furthermore, Shangguan Chong also fears I’ll continue outbidding him, as that would push the price of the item to an insane amount. That would do no good for him at all.”
Jiang Chen smiled.
“What if that old man purposely pushes the price and sets you up?”
Han Yan asked.
“Don’t worry, he is the one who should be afraid. No one will be able to remain calm if the price keeps going up.”
Jiang Chen’s experience was vast, and he was able to precisely judge people. He knew that after bidding 80 million, Shangguan Chong would definitely stop following.
“Young master Chen Jiang just bid, is anyone willing to bid higher?”
Xu Neng asked with a loud voice. Shangguan Chong’s room was deadly silent, they didn’t bid.
“80 million going once, going twice… Sold! The Crystalized Arctic Ice Silkworm belongs to young master Chen Jiang! Congratulations, young master Chen Jiang!”
Xu Neng shouted toward the private room where Jiang Chen sat. After that, a girl walked out from behind the auction stage. It was Xiao Wei. She carried the Crystalized Arctic Ice Silkworm and walked toward Jiang Chen’s room.
“What a reckless bastard! How dare he fight the Shangguan Clan?!”
Within the Shangguan Clan’s private room, A Divine Core disciple said while gnashing his teeth in anger.
“This Chen Jiang has offended the Qingyi Sect and the Myriad Sword Sect, and now he’s fighting us, the Shangguan Clan. Does he really think he has nine lives?”
“Brother Xiao is cultivating in the Martial Palace, and he has broken through to the Early Combat Soul realm. Since he is cultivating the Cold Quintessence Skill, if he could get this Crystalized Arctic Ice Silkworm, his cultivation would be greatly improved! Damn that Chen Jiang!”
“Once the auction comes to an end, we have to get him no matter what!”
All disciples from the Shangguan Clan now had undying hatred toward Jiang Chen.
“That’s enough. There are too many people who wants him dead, he won’t be able to leave alive. Once this auction comes to an end, many people will go after him and settle their scores. At that point of time, we’ll snatch that Crystalized Arctic Ice Silkworm from him.”
Shangguan Chong waved his hand, signaling his men to calm down.
On the other side, the door to the third private room was opened. Xiao Wei carried a golden plate in her hand as she walked into the room. On top of the plate was the Crystalized Arctic Ice Silkworm.
“What an astonishing deal, young master Chen Jiang.”
Little Wei said with a beautiful smile on her face. “Here is your Crystalized Arctic Ice Silkworm.”
“I appreciate your help, Miss Xiao Wei.
Jiang Chen replied with a smile. He stretched his hand forward and made a grabbing gesture, then the crystal ball flew into his palm and was stored into his storage ring. With Jiang Chen’s eyes, he could tell that the treasure was genuine with a casual look. He trusted the Blissful Manor’s reputation.
“It’s Xiao Wei’s pleasure to serve young master Chen Jiang.”
Little Wei replied with a seductive smile.
“Shall I give you the 80 million Mortal Restoration Pills now?”
Jiang Chen asked.
“No need, you can pay us in total once the auction comes to an end. Young master Chen Jiang, please carry on with the auction. Xiao Wei will leave now.”
Xiao Wei bowed slightly toward Jiang Chen, then she turned around and left.
The next three items, although they were all rare treasures, Jiang Chen didn’t bid on any of them. These treasures were useless for him. Although he was rich, he wouldn’t spend his wealth on useless things. After all, he needed resources for his cultivation as well.
The three treasures were obtained by the Myriad Sword Sect, Shangguan Clan, and the Golden Lion. Ever since the Crystalized Arctic Ice Silkworm appeared, all the following treasures were obtained by the special guests on the second floor. The audience downstairs could only be spectators.
“The next item can actually be treated as one of the real precious items in this auction. I think it’s time for me to it to all of you. Friends, pay good attention, this item is something all warriors desire!”
With a bright and clear voice, Xu Neng once again made the atmosphere within the auction hall tense.
Everyone had their sights locked onto Xu Neng’s hand. In the next second, a scroll appeared in his palm. It was glowing in a golden color, and judging from its appearance, there was nothing special about it.
“Within this scroll there is an incredible movement skill called Heavenly Wings. It’s a High-Ranked Earth Movement Skill! Starting price is 40 million!”
Xu Neng shouted out the starting price with his Yuan energy. His words echoed throughout the entire auction hall.
“What? A High-Ranked Earth Movement Skill? Oh heavens, how could someone be so generous and auction it away?”
“In the Saint Origin Realm, the most precious things are powerful combat skill and cultivation skills, but a powerful movement skill is even rarer! A High-Ranked Earth Movement Skill is extremely rare, and superpowers like the Myriad Sword Sect and Shangguan Clan doesn’t have a single one of those!”
“Precisely! Although the Myriad Sword Sect and Shangguan Clan has a rich amount of resources, and might High-Ranked Earth combat skill and cultivation skills, they most like do not have a movement skill at such level. I think the fight for this Heavenly Wings skill is going to be intense, many people will bid for it!”
Once again, everyone in the audience became agitated. As warriors themselves, they all clearly knew the value of a movement skill. It was much more precious than combat skills of the same level. A powerful movement skill could increase any warrior’s overall combat strength by a lot. When a warrior had great speed, not only would it help him in combat, it would also provide him a great advantage when running away from a fight.
This advantage had clearly been demonstrated by Jiang Chen. The Nine Phantom Wolves had provided him a lot of help in his past battles.
Right after Xu Neng finished speaking, someone immediately called out their bid. The voice came from a private room on the second floor, it was the Combat Soul elder from the Qingyi Sect, Mao Sheng. All the disciples Mao Sheng brought with him had been killed by Jiang Chen, so he was all by himself right now. He didn’t bid on anything before this, but when he heard the name ‘Heavenly Wings’, he instantly bid 45 million.
Old Man Ling Shan also made a bid. A High-Ranked Earth Movement Skill, not only were the Combat Soul warriors interest, even a Combat King warrior might be interested.
In just the blink of an eye, the Heavenly Wings’ price had gone up to 120 million. That bid was made by the Shangguan Clan. When this insane price was called out, all those rogue cultivators and ordinary powers went silent. Many people had no choice but to give up. Although they really wanted to get this skill, their resources were limited.
Ye Xiao from the Myriad Sword Sect bid 130 million.
Shangguan Chong bid 160 million. Everyone knew that this was a fight between the Shangguan Clan and the Myriad Sword Sect. No one else could get involved in this any longer.
“Little Chen, don’t you have any interest in this skill?”
Han Yan asked Jiang Chen.
“I have the Nine Phantom Wolves and Dimensional Shift skills. This Heavenly Wings is useless for me. Brother Yan, are you interested in that skill?”
Jiang Chen looked at Han Yan and asked. He had no interest in this Heavenly Wings skill, the Nine Phantom Wolves was the Bloody Combat Wolf’s innate ability, and after he had inherited its bloodline, the innate ability would improve naturally following the improvement of his cultivation. Furthermore, the Dimension Shift was much more powerful than this Heavenly Wings, it was nothing something the Heavenly Wings skill could even compare with. But, since Jiang Chen hadn’t broken through to the Combat King realm, he still couldn’t unleash the Dimensional Shift’s full power.