Chapter 280.1 - The Killing Blow Appears
Given that Tumo Assassin was the leader of the family, there was no need for him to be personally present in the grounds below. Nevertheless, since the preparation of the auction this had long passed the stage of being a simple competition between two juniors of the younger generation. This was the plan of the family, with their goal being Tianjing City.
Why was this the case? Truthfully speaking, Tianjing City was not a small place. Its status in the Federation was not small as it was one of the ancient cities that had been preserved since the glorious era.
The problem was that without any large scale dimensional resources, such as new mines or restricted regions, the environment in Tianjing City in recent times has become overly tranquil and peaceful. The lack of danger indicated a lack of opportunities. Although it had relied on its fame as an ancient city to retain its position of a first class city, there were no large families that had established themselves here. As such, crooks and honest folk mixed together in Tianjing City and its surrounding areas. Without a first class market nor a first class underground social order, Tianjing City had gradually become a place with an awkward position that was neither up nor down.
Previously, the Assassin Family had not cared about Tianjing, however, due to the matter between the two of their younger generation, it had drawn the family's attention to the situation in Tianjing. Consequently, they had discovered some things of interest.
Unexpectedly, there was a small Rank C restricted region with an official record of a spatial fissure.
Everyone knew that a spatial fissure meant the surrounding regions were unstable. In such a situation, sudden outbursts were possible. That was the result of long term frequent movements into extradimensional spaces, which also meant that there was an extremely likely possibility for second and third spatial fissures to occur in the vicinity of Tianjing city! Once there was a more stable fissure, a pathway to the hyperdimension would open up which was important for aiding the development of the family!
The hyperdimension was of utmost importance for the families contending for resources and nurturing of their future talents. Although the family frequently organised groups to head into the hyperdimension, they had to rely on spatial pathways of the government or one of the ten great families. Access required an exorbitant price which was extremely limiting in the family's development.
Currently, there were many super aristocratic families that occupied dimensional spatial pathways after seizing similar dimensional resources, before springboarding themselves into setting up bases in the hyperdimension. It was only by achieving this that they would truly be able to expand and grow.
The construction of a pathway alone was not too difficult as it only involved spending money, however, it was hard to find a spatial fissure to do so. The prior indication of one being present in Tianjing was the target of contention for any great family due to the special traits of Tianjing. If they were able to construct a stable scope of influence that was under the control of the Assassin Family in Tianjing, they would benefit if a spatial fissure appeared as they were the closest large family and hence could occupy it in an orderly and legal way.
To the family, this auction was far too important, being the first official step they would make in Tianjing. Having sufficient rapport with the Tianjing government was considerably important. Therefore, when the elder council of the family decided to change the venue of the showdown to Tianjing, the people who were in the true core of the family had already known that Ma Dog would lose.
Regardless of the human connections of these two young fellows, it would be impossible for them to genuinely establish the family with only the help of the help of the local government was impossible. This still required the family to take action! Despite this, those people could not be invited by the family as it would reveal their goal. They could only rely on the name of Teslan's uncle to do so as there was nothing wrong with an uncle helping his nephew!
The family had agreed from the start to not allow Teslan's uncle to go all out, however, they now allowed him to do so, even secretly providing a large degree of support. It could be said that it wasn't only his uncle that stood behind Teslan, in fact, the greater half of the Assassin Family seemed to backing him.
No matter the quantity or the quality of the goods that were about to be auctioned off, Ma Dong would undoubtedly lose. Compared to Teslan, Tumo Assassin had more admiration for Ma Dong, as the latter possessed the adequate amount of charisma coupled with ambition and guts. Yet, it was a pity that would not be his moment of emergence as he lacked a strong background.
Originally, his connections had peaked at Laura's level, however, never did Tumo imagine that Ma Dong would actually be able to invite Scoffer over. Although Old Potter did not have much authority in the Potter Family, when they compared statuses, even Tumo Assassin could only manage to be equal in status at the very most.
This brat might very well be a true talent. It's a pity that his opponent today isn't Teslan alone but the Assassin Family. Just Old Potter would not be enough to suppress the entire grounds.
At this moment, the great doors of the auction were pushed open as Asima and Teslan accompanied two others, all four of them walking in. Simultaneously, the great doors of the large hall closed.
These were the last two guests.
From the looks of it, both of them were around fifty years of age and wore simple, fanciful clothes. Despite this, the two family insignias displayed on their chests instantly intimidated and suppressed the voices of everyone present in the grounds.
On of the family insignias was an incomparably revered crown. The gold crown emblem was engraved in an extremely luxurious and beautiful manner, which caused the family insignia to simply appear as exquisite as an artwork!
This insignia was too well known. Just as there was no one in the OP that did not recognize Laura or Shamie, there wasn't a single person in the Federation who would not recognize that insignia.
The Bella Dean Family!
They were one of the ten great families of the Federation and was the earliest to make their mark, as well as one of the most ancient families in the Federation. This family was already a super aristocratic family that existed hundreds of years ago during the glorious era, and possessed large quantities of weapons and technologies from the that period of time.
This was a family that had inherited the legacy of that glorious era. Their large quantities of old technologies, weapons, munitions as well as military might allowed them to reach an unshakable status in the initial period of the dark era during the establishment of the Federation. There was even a time when they had attempted to crown themselves as royalty. Although this attempt had been suppressed by the collaboration of a few great families, which resulted in quite a big loss for them, a starving camel was still bigger than a horse. Currently, they were still one of the few gargantuan forces within the Federation. Ranked as one of the ten great families, they were engaged in large quantities of military weapons and ammunitions, possessing an incomparable influence within the Federation's military.
At this moment, the one who was walking in front of Teslan was John Bella Dean, an elder stationed at the Saint Mongol City. Not only did he control a large portion of his family's resource trading within the northern area, he also possessed sufficient power and authority in the family's council! He appeared to be in his thirties, which when taking his status into consideration, he was rather young, while his silhouette clearly showed a person of incomparable experience and capability.
The other insignia was a golden lion, majestic head raised and poised to roar.
The Torresto Family!
As one of the ten great families in the Federation, they were known as the family in control of new energy. Their entire family seemed to control about half of the new energy sources in the Federation and the three greatest energy corporations were all under their authority!
The lion was the king of the animal world, and this was the meaning behind their family insignia. Countless families had wanted to confront them, yet the only thing they could do was to rein in their anger and hatred. In fact, the strength of the Torresto Family was even higher than the once defeated Bella Dean Family.