The triennial Purple Sun Auction was conducted as scheduled . At the first glimmer of light, the South Sun City was already gathered with a large quantity of Primary Sea Realm monarchs .
No one knew how many Primary Sea Realm monarchs there were in the South Sun County .
If the clans of the Red Moon Empire had different classes, they could be separated into five classes: The emperor-class clans, first-rate monarch-class clans, second-rate monarch-class clans, third-rate monarch-class clans, and unrated monarch-class clans .
The South Sun County wasn’t considered a large county but it had 5 second-rate monarch-class clans, around 50 third-rate monarch-class clans . As for unrated monarch-class clans, there were at least 500 of them .
An unrated monarch-class clan had one or two Primary Sea Realm monarchs, while third-rate monarch-class clans would have around a dozen Primary Sea Realm monarchs . As for second-rate monarch-class clans, they had dozens of Primary Sea Realm monarchs .
With such a calculation, just by adding the Primary Sea Realm monarchs from the various clans in South Sun County, there were close to 2000 monarchs .
If they included the Primary Sea Realm monarchs from monarch-class sects and some of the solitary monarchs, the number would be higher .
No one would miss out on the triennial Purple Sun Auction, therefore, all of the factions had dispatched Primary Sea Realm monarchs over . In just one hour, more than a hundred monarchs were gathered in everyone’s sights .
As time elapsed, more Primary Sea Realm monarchs gathered .
Among the crowd, the disguised Li Fuchen lamented . The Emperor Sky Continent was dominant for a reason . A single county’s Primary Sea Realm monarchs had already exceeded the entire Seven Color Continent’s Primary Sea Realm monarchs, even though the surface area of the county was obviously smaller than the Seven Color Continent and was probably a few times smaller than the Red Soil Continent .
All of a sudden, Li Fuchen saw the Red Rainbow Monarch and the Three-Eyed Saber Monarch .
The Red Rainbow Monarch was the sect patriarch of the Red Rainbow Sect, while the Three-Eyed Saber Monarch was the supreme grand elder . The two of them were the top two monarchs of the Red Rainbow Sect .
‘Even the Sect Patriarch and the Supreme Grand Elder are here . They are probably here for the heaven class low-tier weapon . ”
A heaven class low-tier weapon was equivalent to a weaker heaven class low-tier martial art .
If a martial artist without a heaven class low-tier martial art obtained a heaven class low-tier weapon, it was enough to increase the power of an earth class peak-tier martial art to the heaven class low-tier . Of course, it was merely an increase in power, in terms of profundity, it was still inferior to heaven class low-tier martial arts .
Despite the case, it was already extremely terrifying .
If the martial artist already possessed a heaven class low-tier martial art, then the heaven class low-tier weapon would be able to increase the power of the heaven class low-tier martial art to almost the same power as a heaven class mid-tier martial art . In a battle between same cultivation realms, it would be extremely beneficial .
Soon enough, Li Fuchen had also discovered Qi Junjun and the eminent middle-aged man .
When Li Fuchen fought with Dongguo Junyan that day, he obviously felt someone observing the fight . If he didn’t guess wrongly, it should be Qi Junjun and the eminent man .
It was already daytime now and there were thousands of people gathered in the streets .
Apart from numerous Primary Sea Realm monarchs, there were even more Battle Spirit Realm masters .
There were plenty of youth masters as well .
“Everyone, the auction is about to begin . Please enter!”
Right at this moment, the various doors of the auction hall had opened up and the host announced loudly .
“It is finally starting . ”
“I have waited for three years just for the Purple Sun Auction . ”
“I hope that I can obtain a valuable artifact during this auction . ”
With the clamor, everyone entered the auction hall in a line .
The Purple Sun Auction Hall was extremely huge and it was like a giant dome .
According to individual requirements, the auction hall had four separate classes of seats: The ordinary seats, the guest seats, private room seats, and supreme seats .
Apart from the ordinary seats, the three other kinds of seats were set up with isolation arrays that could isolate spiritual awareness from scanning inside .
However, guest seats were only able to isolate Battle Spirit Realm masters’ spiritual awareness . Only the private room seats and supreme seats could isolate the scanning from Primary Sea Realm monarchs .
According to the different classes, the entry fee was also different .
Ordinary seats cost 5 mid-grade spirit stones, guest seats cost 100 mid-grade spirit stones, while private room seats cost 2000 mid-grade spirit stones . Supreme seats were only available to people with prestigious statuses, like the sect patriarchs and supreme elders from the various monarch-class sects, clan heads from various second-rate monarch-class clans, or upper echelons from the city lord residences .
Just in case, Li Fuchen picked a private room .
In any case, 2000 mid-grade spirit stones weren’t significant to him .
The auction hall that could fit in 10,000 individuals were quickly filled up . After waiting for around 15 minutes, a grey-haired, 1st level Primary Sea Realm auctioneer walked up the stage .
“Welcome everyone to the triennial Purple Sun Auction . I am Luo Qiong and I am the auctioneer for this auction . This auction will have a total of 126 auction items and this year is the year with one of the most appealing items for the century . This old one shall congratulate everyone in advance for obtaining the items that you want . ”
After clearing his throat, Luo Qiong said loudly, “The schedule is tight, this old one shall stop wasting time . Bring in the first auction item . ”
With the statement, two beautiful ladies worked together to carry a large salver onto the stage .
After unveiling the cloth on the large salver, Luo Qiong spoke with a high-pitch, “Falling Mountain Hammer . It weighs 12,500 kg and is an earth class peak-tier weapon that is evaluated as 1-star . The starting price will be 2000 mid-grade spirit stones and each bid shall not be lower than 10 mid-grade spirit stones . Let the bid begin . ”
The difference between earth class peak-tier weapons and heaven class low-tier weapons was too huge, therefore, earth class peak-tier weapons were separated into four grades .
They were the ordinary, 1-star, 2-star, and 3-star .
In general situations, Primary Sea Realm monarchs would use 2-star or 3-star earth class peak-tier weapons . They didn’t even bother about ordinary and 1-star weapons .
“2100 . ”
“2200 . ”
“2400 . ”
The bidders were Battle Spirit Realm masters as the Primary Sea Realm monarchs would bring themselves so low to bid for 1-star earth class peak-tier weapons .
Ultimately, this Falling Mountain Hammer was purchased by a Battle Spirit Realm master in the guest seat for 2800 mid-grade spirit stones .
The second auction item seemed to have a huge disparity in value as compared to the Falling Mountain Hammer as the starting price was only 500 mid-grade spirit stones .
It was rather normal as the first auction item would normally be a mid-grade artifact . Doing so would allow the atmosphere to be a little more lively and not overly heavy .
“Auction item no . 29 . Thunder Bracelet, earth class high-tier cardinal artifact . The starting price is 3000 mid-grade spirit stones and each bid cannot be lower than 10 mid-grade spirit stones . ”
The entire auction hall was in an uproar .
In the Emperor Sky Continent, earth class high-tier weapons and earth class peak-tier weapons were from two different worlds . Earth class mid-tier cardinal artifacts and earth class high-tier cardinal artifacts were also from two different worlds .
If an earth class mid-tier cardinal artifact was activated by a Battle Spirit Realm master, it would produce the power of a regular high-level Battle Spirit Realm master .
If an earth class high-tier cardinal artifact was activated by a Battle Spirit Realm master, it would be able to produce the power of a pinnacle master or a great master .
The power of a great master was already enough to contest with a weaker 1st level Primary Sea Realm monarch .
“3500 . ”
“3800 . ”
“4000 . ”
As compared to the earlier auction items, the competition for the Thunder Bracelet was more than twice as intensive and there were plenty of Primary Sea Realm monarchs that were in the bid too .
Even if the monarchs didn’t have a need for it, they could also provide it to the juniors .
“4500 . ”
In a private room, the eminent man beside Qi Junjun had rang the bell and bid the price of 4500 .
The bid was still ongoing and it seemed like the price of 4500 wasn’t enough to bid an earth class high-tier offense cardinal artifact .
When the price was over 6000 mid-grade spirit stones, most of the people had given up .
6000 mid-grade spirit stones wasn’t a small sum . Regular Primary Sea Realm monarchs only had a personal wealth of a few tens of thousands of mid-grade spirit stones . The only ones that were still in the bid were the monarchs from third-rate monarch-class clans .
Monarch-class sects and second-rate monarch-class clans didn’t even fancy earth class high-tier cardinal artifacts . Their targets were the earth class peak-tier cardinal artifacts, but there was also the factor of this Thunder Bracelet being overly expensive . This was only the first earth class high-tier cardinal artifact and there wasn’t a need to bid frenziedly .
Ultimately, the Thunder Bracelet was bid down for the price of 7500 mid-grade spirit stones by the eminent man beside Qi Junjun .
“Many thanks, Fifth Uncle . ”
Qi Junjun knew that her Fifth Uncle had bid the Thunder Bracelet for her .
The eminent man said, “Junjun, you are the descendant with the greatest innate potential in our Qi Clan . This Thunder Bracelet shall serve as a temporary protection for you . ”
Qi Junjun was at the 7th level of Battle Spirit Realm and her strength was only at the elite master level . She was still lacking a little to become a pinnacle master, therefore, there wasn’t a need to mention about becoming a great master .
There wasn’t just one earth class high-tier cardinal artifact . There were several other earth class high-tier cardinal artifacts that appeared and each of them were bid down at the price of at least 6000 mid-grade spirit stones . There was an earth class high-tier cardinal artifact that could be used for both offense and defense, and it was bid down for the price of 10,000 mid-grade spirit stones .
“Auction item no . 55 . Earth class peak-tier artifact sword, Red Lotus Sword and it is evaluated as 2-star . The starting price will be 5000 mid-grade spirit stones and each bid must not be lesser than 10 mid-grade spirit stones . ”
When auction item no . 55 was presented, Li Fuchen’s eyes flashed with radiance .
A 2-star earth class peak-tier artifact sword was most suitable for him .
3-star earth class peak-tier artifact swords might be better, but they might not appear in the auction . Even if they did appear, there would be plenty of Primary Sea Realm monarchs bidding for it and there might be high-level monarchs bidding for it too .
(TL note: From now I will use more monarchs to refer to Primary Sea Realm monarchs instead of writing down the whole cultivation realm too)
Li Fuchen didn’t wish to offend Primary Sea Realm monarchs just for a 3-star earth class peak-tier artifact sword .
One must know how to give up on certain things .
“5000 . ”
“6000 . ”
“6500 . ”
“7000 . ”
The 2-star earth class peak-tier artifact sword was rather attractive and the price was constantly climbing . The bidders were basically Primary Sea Realm monarchs and most of them were low-level monarchs with a few mid-level monarchs .
High-level Primary Sea Realm monarchs would only be interested in 3-star earth class peak-tier weapons .
“10,000 . ” Li Fuchen shook the bell and bid a sky-high price .
With close to 500,000 mid-grade spirit stones, he didn’t have to restrain himself at all .
“11,000 . ”
Inside another private room, a 3rd level Primary Sea Realm middle-aged man who had a sturdy physique had spoken harshly while emitting his sword intent .
“12,000 . ” Li Fuchen immediately followed up with another bid .
The armrest of a seat was shattered while the sturdy man glanced at Li Fuchen’s private room with his spiritual awareness . It was a pity that the private room was enveloped in an isolation array and prevented any spiritual awareness from scanning inside .
The sturdy man didn’t bid anymore as 12,000 mid-grade spirit stones had already exceeded his price range .
Soon enough, the Red Lotus Sword was delivered to Li Fuchen’s private room .
The Red Lotus Sword was a sword as described by the name . Its entire sword body was blood red in color and there were lotus flowers engraved on the blade . It was giving off a blazing and enchanting aura .
“Great sword . ” Li Fuchen revealed a smile .
With this Red Lotus Sword, Li Fuchen’s frontal combat strength was already considered formidable among monarch-class masters .