Chapter 31 - The Auction (1)
( Grey towers The Upside , real life )
Sir , Rudra has created a platinum guild in the game 'Omega' .... It is the first and only platinum guild in the entire game ..... even our main super guild is a gold grade one . Various super powers have expressed their interest in the method to obtain Platinum Guild token, but have stopped after knowing that he residdes in the upside , hence have contracted grey towers for permission to engage in dialogue.
" Why is a platinum guild soo important?" Ethan naturally being a non player did not understand what all the fuss was about
" Sir the grade of the guild decides the benefits as well as the prestige of the guild ..... It can be stated as a difference betweeen a 3rd world and fullly developed country".
Ethan was naturally shocked when he heard about the importance of platinum guild token ... He wanted to inquire about how Rudra obtained one however sending a message to the world was more important .
" Schedule a press conference today ..... We must make it clear who is behind Rudra , also call that guy to my office tommorow ". Ethan said , he wanted to make it clear to the world that Grey's owned the 'True Elites' guild. Also the method to obtain more must be discussed for the main guild.
( PurpleHaze City , virtual world )
Rudra was congratulated for making a platinum guild by PinkLotus and Neatwit .... much to his surprise Neatwit expressed his desire to join his TrueElites Guild and Rudra welcomed him with open arms
Now the 'True Elites' Guild had 3 members. Rudra roamed around with his two guildmates exploring every corner of the guild premise . He was extremely satisfied with how it looked ..... This is what a guild should be like .
Rudra also went to NPC shops and sold everything he did not need anymore to raise money for the upcoming auction . With a budget of 25 platinum ie 2500 gold ..... plus 300 gold reserve fund he was extremely confident about spending gold like water in the auction .
His guild was not yet a major guild and hence did not need huge funds for day to day operations .... while most guilds would max out at about 300-500 gold .... He could splurge all his wealth without concern . Because once the gold exchange opened after the auction was over.... the value of gold would drastically decrease.
𝘚𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘮 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 : 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘯 2 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 50 𝘨𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 500 𝘨𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘝𝘐𝘗 𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮 , 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘨𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘥. 𝘕𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 .
This notification drained the color out of most people ... Many thought about entering the auction as a group and pooling their money to buy items . But without the money trade option it was no longer possible ..... Other than atleast 2nd rate guild leaders noone would have 50 gold at hand .
Hence the masses were successful weeded out not being allowed to participate in the auction . Also major players can no longer lend money to each other in the auction . Hence everyone can only rely on their own buying power .
Rudra knew about this beforehand ... as after this auction if one invested 200 billion dollars in the game for money he would have equivalent gold .... even during auctions if one needed more money to bid he could bid by investing from real life. However this auction would be the most valuable and dependant on ones gaming skill , as here gold was organically farmed and bought ,also without the trade option only one's own money would be used.
Rudra knew that within this auction... he would be unbeatable.
( Within the auctionhouse )
Each Kingdom had their own auction houses with the same 9 items for everyone and one kingdom special item .
Soon Rudra was transported into the VIP room no 1 in the auction house meant for Hazelgroove kingdom .... he looked around to see that a total of 150 common guilds attended the auction and a total of 4 VIP boxes were filled .
Rudra was hardly worried about the 150 normal guild leaders who were seated below him ... however he was more interested in the 4 VIP boxes , One was occupied by him and he was sure that one would be occupied by PinkLotus , however he had no confirmation about the other two .
According to his past life memories Nitin Advani should be in one of the two VIP boxes however in this timeline he was not soo sure , also the other person in the VIP box should be the spendthrift son of the Orange technologies CEO and the Guild Leader of Orange Rock ..... Donald Rock.
He would uncover their identities once the bids started and he heard their voice.
Soon a HighElf elegantly dresses in a three piece black suit entered the stage .... He said " Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the first annual auction ..... I am Gareth your auctioneer for the evening , Today we have a range of exquisite items for you to bid on , We have a total of 10 items to auction , with the last item being a kingdom special item , The first seven items will have a buyout price the last three would not , bids can be placed orally by speaking through the microphones available to everyone here , please state the number you want to bid , I hope you have a pleasent evening ".
He then brought out the first item for auction ... A set of 20 Fire enhancement stones,
[ Fire enhancement stones] ( Dark Gold ) (10 stacks): embed the stone in a weapon to add fire damage , maximum 3 stones can be embedded for stacking effects .
Base price : 30 gold
Minimum increment : 5 gold
Buyout price 200 gold
Place your bids
Rudra knew the value of fire enhancement stones ..... exept for this set ... the next stones will not be available untill the lv 250 levelling ground opened to players ..... even then it would be valued at 2000 gold a stack..... A stack of 10 for 200 gold was an absolute steal hence he decided to buy it out
The auctioneer started speaking the increased prices
No . 120 bids 45 gold
No .30 bids 50 gold
60 gold .
60 gold going once
60 gold going twice
Rudra spoke " Buyout".
VIP 1 has buyed out the stack of fire enhancement stones at 200 gold .
Congratulations for obtaining the item .
Everyone turned towards the VIP room one , who was this rich brat who wasted 140 gold more than needed for a stack of stones? Just how rich was he to not even bother to bid and just buyout?
While all the major players took notice of VIP room1
the second item was brought out for auction....
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