Chapter 280.2 - The Killing Blow Appears
The family member that had come over was steward Campbell, a male who was about forty years of age with a calm and awe inspiring gaze.
Even though Old Potter was also a member of the ten great families and sighs of astonishment erupted when he arrived, the entrance of these two caused the atmosphere to fall completely silent.
This was not to say that Old Potter's status was not on par with the two. Although the Potter Family was ranked at the bottom of the ten great families, the other two were not top level figures of their families, being only elders that held certain level of power. In the end, they were still unable to compare with Old Potter's status in his family and in truth, they could be considered as juniors in front of Old Potter.
Although Old Potter had a revered position in his family, he did not care about family matters. Furthermore, the intimidating aura brimming around the two really forced its way into people's hearts. This was an aura that could be nurtured only by true leaders. Compared to the pleasant and amiable eyes of Old Potter, the pressure coming from the two was akin to a higher power sending judgement from above!
"Oh my heavens! There's actually two elders from two of the ten great families appearing together…"
"The face of that Teslan is actually that big?" People who had the slightest bit of intelligence still couldn't believe their eyes.
"This is the result of his uncle helping him from behind. After all, he is a leader from the Assassin Family."
"I had assumed that the peak has already arrived when Scoffer entered previously. Looks like Teslan is still stronger. Heavens. Is this really only an auction and not a parliamentary meeting of the Federation?"
The people below were quickly becoming crazy from being able to see these few great figures sitting together, something which was already an incomparable glory by itself. The few distinguished guests invited by Teslan could not help but to secretly take pictures with their Skylink. Being able to capture a photo of them sitting next to each other within the leaders of some of the ten great families in one place would definitely be worth boasting about.
After obtaining Old Potter's kind support from Wang Zhong, Ma Dong had originally felt that victory was within his grasp. He was absolutely sure that Teslan could not compare with his lineup, knowing his strength and even having considered his uncle's help. When Gaia and his group appeared, however, Ma Dong had immediately felt that something was off. Those great figures grouped together had already exceeded Teslan's and his uncle's capabilities. Adding the fact that the family's auction was to be held in Tianjing…
Being intelligent, Ma Dong was already able to hypothesise regardless of how secretive the family's actions were. With one or two points being unassuming to the eye, he condensed all of the unusual events together.
He had underestimated the discovery that his family had made in Tianjing, and also their decisive resolution the family had in wanting to wrestle in Tianjing. The family was completely in the shadows about this matter.
Indeed, an individual's strength could not contend against the might of the family. The domineering and overbearing ability of his brother in being able to carve a piece of the heavens by using only his fists could be said to be an individual occurrence.
Thinking about this, Ma Dong felt somewhat absent minded. At this moment, John and Campbell who had just taken their seats, was astonished upon noticing Old Potter. Clearly, they never imagined that the great elder of the Potter Family would show up in a place like this, especially as he did not care about family matters. Furthermore, he had sat on the side that was in opposition to the people who had invited the two of them.
As their gazes met, the trio faintly smiled at each other. Being unable to ignore their connections and coming here to give support to the younger generation, whoever wins or loses did not hold much meaning to them as there was not anything they could contend for. The three of them were people who were on a higher level, having came across each other several times this year already in events like this. This resulted in them being clear about the others, however, there was not anything such as connections being made as they were simply acquaintances from before.
The general situation had already been set, with nothing left worthy of comparing in the might of the middle level. People with high class bloodlines like Gaia had already gained a superiority and suppressed the entire auction. The only hand Ma Dong had left was Old Potter, which was a one vs two disadvantage against John and Campbell. There was no need for anyone to announce the scores when everyone present could already see the obvious result.
Ma Dong was merely a branch family member. Being able to accomplish this step was already extremely outstanding. It was a pity that losing by just a little bit did not affect the judgement of who won or lost in the hearts of people.
Wang Zhong gave Ma Dong a pat on his shoulder. He had not told Ma Dong about the two people he had met in the hyperdimensional adventurer base. Firstly, he was not sure about their statuses and secondly, he was not able to confirm if they would really attend the auction. From the looks of it, not mentioning them was the right thing to do otherwise the despair after this hope would be even greater.
Milami grabbed Ma Dong's hands, resulting in a grin from him. "Fuck, do you have to go so far as to console me? With grandpa Potter here holding the fort for us, it won't be considered a loss for us. At the very most, it'll be a draw…"
Hearing this, Old Potter laughed. This youth's mental attitude is quite good. Nevertheless, he was only here to enjoy the liveliness and might take action only if there was a nice thing that appeared, nothing more.
Currently, the large doors of the auction had already been closed, with the grounds immediately turning silent. Countless rays of light shone down from the ceiling and lit up the platform, instantly illuminating the brightly lit platform in a dazzling fashion. An auctioneer dressed in a tuxedo was about to climb up the platform when all of a sudden, bursts of extremely orderly footsteps rang out as banging sounds came from the outside of the large hall.
This caused everyone, including the auctioneer, to gawk. Wasn't it too ridiculous for the luxurious hall to not be soundproofed? When the doors are shut, no sounds from the outside should be heard from inside. What are all those footsteps outside? There's even a slight shaking of the floor!
Before anyone could regain their senses, the large doors of the hall were pushed open.
At this moment, earth shattering sounds gushed in like a flood and shook everyone's brains.
Ta Ta Ta Ta Ta Ta…
"Attention! Stand at ease!"
At these roars, the entire placed turned silent. Gradually, everyone started to whisper in hushed tones as they received the news that there was an unexpected army standing outside. Two to three thousand elite soldiers?!
Ta Ta Ta… It appeared as though there were two people walking into this large hall. The few Assassin Family members who were in charge of receiving guests at the door did not dare to take even a single breath of air. They stood as still as a corpse, not moving a single inch until the two people appeared before everyone's eyes.
What appeared before them was a middle aged, well built man dressed in an ironed military uniform. He seemed strong in mind and spirit, the full four rows of medals pinned to his chest blinding the audience. Beside him stood a male dressed in a casual outfit. His aura was extraordinary, with even Campbell and John being unable to keep their faces straight.
What was happening today?