194: Seizing the Dark Stone
"You-" Xi Yue Xi had to be an idiot if she was still unable to tell that Sima You Yue was doing it on purpose.
"Don't be angry, princess. Everyone has their own right to bid in this auction. You can naturally put out a bid yourself, if you would like to. Miss Jun Lan, am I right?" Sima You Yue threw the question to Jun Lan.
"That is only natural." Jun Lu pretended not to be afraid of the royal family of West Moon kingdom as she smiled and said.
"In any case, I only came here to join in the fun. All those pill refinement methods and all don't catch my eye at all. If the princess wishes to play, I don't mind playing with you. It's just that I don't know when I might stop."
Sima You Yue was very direct in her words. She was basically saying that she was going to mess around with the princess until she put out a bid that was high enough, then Sima You Yue would stop bidding for it. She would wait and see when the time would finally come that the princess would no longer have the money to fight for the item.
Xi Yue Xi was so angry that she was about to burst a vein. She had never met anybody who dared speak to her this way. However, the opponent's identity was not ordinary and the most important thing was that she had no idea what his identity was. Playing with him was nothing much, but if it cost her the chance to bid for the Hundred Revolutions Pill, she would definitely regret it.
The senior who shared the same thought, shook his head at her, cautioning her against losing her rationality as a result of fighting with this opponent.
Jun Lan saw that Xi Yue Xi did not speak and she smiled and asked, "Room number three has called for a bid of 6600, is there anyone else who wants to place a bid?"
The entire auction was silent.
She had to be kidding. Even Xi Yue Xi had given up on the item, who else would dare to battle this person of this ranking head on?!
Qin Wan had still thought of calling out a bid, but she was pulled to a stop by her father. Even the auction had to people they had to treat deferentially, they of the Domineering army could definitely not afford to offend them.
Qin Wan stomped her food with dissatisfaction as she heard Jun Lan strike the hammer.
The items in the beginning weren't that expensive, so they had to be paid for in cash. A short while later, a lady carried the tray over and Sima You Yue let her place the tray down before handing her 6600 gold coins, and allowing her to leave.
The servant girl tactfully closed the door before Sima You Yue took the tray over and uncovered the red cloth.
There was a box that contained a piece of black stone. Sima You Yue picked up the black stone and realised that there was a trace of a slight chill.
"This is the Dark Stone?" She scrutinised it. However, despite the fact that it was a bit chilly, she did not see anything different about this rock.
It appeared that Mo Sha was a bit excited and Sima You Yue could feel that there was quite a bit of movement within her Devil Snare bracelet.
"Mo Sha, what kind of stone is this Dark Stone?"
"The most negative and evil item." Mo Sha came out from the Devil Snare Bracelet and his eyes shone when he saw the Dark Stone."
"Negative and evil item? That do you want it for?" Sima You Yue was extremely surprised.
Mo Sha glanced at her from the corner of his eye, "I am a core figure from the Devil Realm. It's the most evil item from the perspective of you people from the Light Clan. This kind of thing is exactly what I need."
"Why does this Dark Stone feel cold?"
"The Dark Stone is hard to find in the Ghost Realm and Devil Realm. Most of them were only formed in the ancient times. It was formed only after being soaked in the blood of humans and Spirit Beasts, so it would naturally bring about a certain chill." Mo Sha replied.
Once Sima You Yue heard this, she unconsciously flung the Dark Stone back into the box.
"What use does this item have to you?"
"You don't have to bother about this." Mo sha said, "Remember my Lazurite Pearl."
After he finished speaking, he took the Dark Stone and returned to the Devil Snare bracelet.
Sima You Yue looked at the empty box and was resigned to her fate as she kept it inside the Interspatial ring.
"Goodness, I don't know if the master is me or you."
The auction was still continuing on below. The previous fifty items were pretty much bidded upon by the same group of people. Fifty items later, the people on the second level slowly began to participate.
Most of those who participated at this time did not have their sights set on any of the things that would appear later on. Those who knew that they would not be able to snatch the items from others might as well bid for the things that caught their interest right now.
When Ouyang Fei's Divine Beast Devil Stone was brought out, it caused quite a bit of commotion. Even the Armament and Alchemist Unicion called out bids. The few thousand dollar worth Divine Beast Devil Stone was eventually auctioned off for thirty thousand gold coins.
The gold from the auction was very quickly sent to the private room. Fatty Qu saw Ouyang Fei calmly receive the gold coins and said with jealousy, "if I knew earlier, I would have taken a Divine Beast Devil Stone to auction as well."
"You can't turn back time even with money, don't you know?" Wei Zi Qi said with a smile.
"However, this auction is pretty interesting. I has so many different types of things. Furthermore, the prices of their items are so much higher than the ones outside."
"You're a seller, so it's natural for you to hope that the prices are higher. If you were the one who wanted to buy something instead, you would not feel that this was a good thing." Bei Gong Tang said.
"That's true." Fatty Qu nodded.
When the later part of the auction began, the prices of the items began to climb. The first level had pretty much been relegated to mere spectators of the excitement. It was now the the role of those on the second and third levels to bid.
Sima You Yue was not interested towards these things. She watched the people call out bids from below her room. Sometimes when she was bored, she would call out bids twice. However, she realised that people would not follow up on something that she had bidded for three times and above, and she had bought two more items for nothing.
As a result, she started to keep silent and would no longer call out a bid. She kept silent all the way till the Lazurite Pearl appeared.
She had waited for the appearance of the Lazurite Pearl with much difficulty, only to realise that she heard quite a few ladies suck in a breath. They were mesmerized by the beauty of the Lazurite pearl.
"This is a Lazurite Pearl. It looks beautiful and is ancient. You can wear it on your bracelet as jewelry, but the most important thing is that when you wear this Lazurite Pearl, you will be able attain peace and it can help soothe a person." Jun Lan said.
"Miss Jun, I heard that this used to be an item belonging to the Devil King. Is this true?" A person voiced out in question.
The people onsite were stunned into silence by this sentence. Those who had thought of bidding of it had changed their minds. If was something that was a Devil's item, it wouldn't be something attractive, it would be asking for their life.
Jun Lan's laughter did not diminish, however, and she stated boldly, "That's right. This Lazurite Pearl was something that was once won by the Devil King. However, it has been passed around in our lands here in our realm. It is no longer something that can only be used by someone from the Devil Realm. Of course, if it were not for this factor, our starting bid would not be this low either. After all, this is something that did use to be worn by the Devil King.
The first one to call out a bid for it, immediately called out twenty thousand. It could possibly be because she didn't want anyone to fight with her over it.
"Twenty one thousand "
"Twenty three thousand."
"Twenty five thousand."
The were very few people calling out bids, and it was only increasing little by little.
"Thirty thousand." The one who initially called the bid had once again raised it by quite a bit.
Hearing that the price had been raised to thirty thousand, those who had called out bids earlier all backed out.
Sima You Yue pressed the button for the light, saying, "Thirty one thousand."
The person inside the private room had initially thought she had it in the bag, but she never thought that Sima You Yue would get involved. She looked displeased, but she still shouted out, "Thirty five thousand."
"Thirty six thousand."
"Forty one thousand."
When the people below heard Sima You Yue bid in this manner, there were those that could not help but laugh. They thought that he was messing around with Xi Yue Xi again.
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