According to the address on the invitation, Fang Qiu and He Gaoming soon arrived at an extremely large manor.
This was a private manor, much larger than Elder Yi’s. There were many rockeries, trees, flowers, and ponds in the manor.
The path in the manor was winding and there were many fork roads.
There was a direction mark in front of each fork.
Following the marks, the two of them arrived at the entrance to an attic in the manor.
It was a huge rugged attic with a dark red door that looked extremely majestic.
There were two people standing in front of the door of the attic.
“Please show us your invitation letters!” As soon as they saw people coming, the two of them immediately came up and blocked the door.
Fang Qiu and He Gaoming didn’t say anything and directly handed out the invitation letters.
“Come in, please.” These two gatekeepers didn’t even check, nor did they deliberately look at the faces of Fang Qiu and He Gaoming. The moment they saw the invitation letters, they immediately stepped aside.
Fang Qiu and He Gaoming then looked at each other and stepped forward directly.
“This isn’t strict, is it?” He Gaoming said in a low voice.
“Actually, the way they did was much stricter. As long as the invitation letter in your hand is real, no matter how you get it, you will be acknowledged by the auction house. It proves that you are powerful, at least more powerful than the original owner of the invitation letter.”
Fang Qiu continued, “From this point of view, since the original owner of the invitation letter can enter, then you, as a person who got his letter, are more qualified. That’s why they only look at the invitation letter rather than the person who gives it!”
As He Gaoming heard that, it suddenly dawned on him.
At this time, the two of them walked to the door.
“Crack!” The door opened.
What came into view was a very wide and huge space.
This was a rectangular auction room.
There was a natural stone platform with an item-displaying cabinet and an auction table in the room.
Obviously, that was the auction block.
Looking from the door to the inside, one would find that it looked like an American church. There were chairs on both sides, leaving only a small path in the middle for people to walk.
Every chair had a unique number.
Fang Qiu opened the invitation letter and saw that it was No.38.
He Gaoming was in chair No. 39.
Both of them were in the fourth row.
After a careful calculation, they found that there were twelve rows of chairs in the auction room.
Therefore, the two of them were really lucky to be able to make it to the fourth row.
On the way to the chair, Fang Qiu looked up and found that the space of the auction room was like a cave with bright lights everywhere. The most special thing was that there was a second floor in this space.
There were several seats on the second floor.
However, no one was sitting there.
While observing, Fang Qiu and He Gaoming walked to their seats and sat down.
After observing the environment of the auction, Fang Qiu sat down and began to observe all the people present, including the people who came to participate in the auction.
As a result, he immediately found that there were a lot of experts in the auction house.
The most special thing was that Fang Qiu also felt a particularly strong aura.
Judging from his strength, this person should be an eighth-class Martial Superior with one meridian.
The location of this expert was behind the auction stage.
Obviously, he belonged to the auction house.
By the time Fang Qiu and He Gaoming arrived, it was already eight o’clock in the evening.
They sat in the room for half an hour.
At half-past eight, the auction officially began!
At this moment, as soon as the door of the auction house was closed, a woman in a white gauzy dress came out behind the auction stage and stepped onto the stage. She looked ethereal and illusory.
“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome.” On the stage, the woman made an ancient etiquette to everyone. She folded her hands on the right side and squatted slightly. Then she said with a smile, “I believe that everyone is tired of waiting, so I won’t waste your time. Now the auction begins. The first item!”
Then the help immediately carried a tray to the auction stage.
Taking a closer look, Fang Qiu found that there was a long sword on the platform.
“This sword is called Thin Snow.”
When the servants put the item on the auction block, the auctioneer in a white gauzy dress walked forward and picked up the long sword.
“Hiss!” She pulled it, and the long sword was directly drawn out of the sheath.
Suddenly, a cold light flashed.
A layer of cold Qi slowly spread out from the sword.
At first glance, it seemed that the long sword was not a sword, but a piece of ice.
“Thin Snow is made of the iron ore that is frozen underground in the far north. The edge of the blade can easily cut off the stainless steel, and the cold Qi will frighten people. Those who take the blow of this sword will suffer from the cold Qi about three months to ten years at most. It can’t be cured.”
Speaking of this, the auctioneer smiled and put the sword back into its sheath, then said, “The minimum price of this sword is one million, and each rise should not be less than 100,000. The auction begins!”
Under the stage, the crowd who could no longer keep their cool began to bid crazily.
“This sword is amazing,” He Gaoming exclaimed.
“Useless.” Fang Qiu shook his head.
“Why?” He Gaoming was confused.
“The sword is a good sword, and the cold Qi it carries is also very strong. However, those who can really exert its true strength must be above the eighth class. However, for an eighth-class Martial Superior, this weapon is no longer of much use. Besides, although the sword is good, the cold in the sword is not something that ordinary people can endure. Although the hilt and scabbard are built to isolate the cold Qi and prevent the cold from leaking, the one carrying this sword for a long time will inevitably be eroded by the cold Qi.
“People who can use it are disdainful of it. Those who want to use it can’t use it. Of course, it’s useless.”
Hearing that, He Gaoming suddenly nodded. “Well, it seems to be the truth.”
While the two of them were discussing, the Thin Snow had been auctioned off, and the final price rose to 1.6 million.
This also proved that the sword was not really valuable.
“Now, the second item, Cloud-patterned Amber Fish.” On the stage, the auctioneer began to introduce the second item.
The Cloud-patterned Amber Fish was tea-colored and round in the shape of a jade plate. It was about the size of a ping-pong ball. There was a very rare small fish inside the amber.
How did a fish turn into amber?
Everyone was curious.
“The Cloud-patterned Amber Fish comes from the deep sea. No one knows how it’s formed. It has the function of attracting the Heaven and Earth energy. It can increase the speed of the user’s cultivation by 5%!”
“The starting price of the auction is 800,000, and each rise mustn’t be less than 100,000 yuan.
“The auction begins!” Just as the auctioneer finished her introduction, the crowd under the stage went crazy.
However, for everyone, 5% was already a very high percentage.
Maybe it didn’t make any difference for a day or two.
But if the person wore it for one year to ten years, its effect was absolutely impressive.
The most important thing was that this amber was a rare treasure that could help one’s cultivation.
Many people at the auction came here for this treasure.
“It’s just another useless thing.” Fang Qiu shook his head.
“Why is such a good thing useless again?” He Gaoming looked at Fang Qiu in surprise.
“The thing is good, but the effect is not as good as people expect.”
Fang Qiu shook his head with a smile and said, “Why don’t you ask the auctioneer, why does this kind of treasure only increase the martial arts practitioner’s training speed by 5%?”
“Martial arts practitioner?” He Gaoming heard the key point.
“That’s right.” Fang Qiu nodded and said, “In my opinion, it can only help the martial arts practitioners. It won’t offer enough help for Martial Superiors.”
He Gaoming was stunned.
It turned out that the auctioneer was fooling everyone.
No wonder this kind of thing, which sounded like a divine treasure, only could be bidden at the minimum price of 800,000 yuan.
As a result, everyone was bidding for the treasure. The price of the Cloud-patterned Amber Fish skyrocketed and eventually reached 2.8 million.
Fang Qiu did not expect it.
Such a little thing could be sold at an auction price of more than two million yuan, which was simply robbing money.
If it went on like this, how much the Mei Leaf would be raised?
The auction continued.
Under the introduction of the auctioneer, all kinds of dazzling things, including various swords and halberds, sold a lot of money.
“I’ve learned a lot this time.” Looking at the auction, He Gaoming shouted, “I want to make money. I must make more money!”
The auction went to the middle stage.
A very special item appeared on the auction table.
It didn’t have a basic price because it was a treasure that a fifth-class Martial Superior worked for his whole life.
As a result, it was sold at three million.
Seeing this, Fang Qiu nodded his head secretly.
At ten o’clock, the last item finally appeared on the auction table.
“This is the most eye-catching item of this auction!”
“The Heaven Treasure, Mei Leaf!”
As soon as the auctioneer claimed, everyone in the room was immediately excited.
Many people even stood up, looking at the Mei Leaf.
A large wooden box was put on the auction table.
“Mei Leaf ranked 19th on the Heaven Treasure List.
“Since everyone knows about this Mei Leaf, I won’t say much.
“Here I announce.
“Mei Leaf, the bottom price: six million.
“As the rule goes, the price should be increased by no less than 100,000 per time.”
The moment the auctioneer finished the introduction, a loud shout was heard at once. “Eight million!”
“Nine million.” Another shout came.
At this moment, everyone seemed crazy, and they started to raise prices constantly.
In less than a minute, the price of Mei Leaf had exceeded ten million.
This rate of rise made Fang Qiu frown.
Ten million was exactly the total amount of his cash.
If it went on like this, it would go beyond his budget.
However, just when Fang Qiu was worried, the price of Mei Leaf was raised to15 million.
Many people were shocked by such a huge figure.
This number was far beyond the actual value of a Heaven Treasure.
However, the Heaven Treasure was too rare. Many people wouldn’t be able to buy it even if they had the money.
However, with the bid of 15 million, many people, who were eager to get the treasure, were forced to quit and dared not to offer the price again.
For a moment, all the people present were silent.
Just when everyone thought that the man who offered 15 million would get the treasure, a young man shouted his offer, “17 million.”
He stood up, folded his hands in front of everyone at the scene, and said, “I want this Mei Leaf, and do me a favor since I’m from the Ling Family.”
Hearing that, all the people present were shocked!
The Ling Family?