Published at 20th of November 2020 10:51:43 AM
Long Kui watched Long Jiu wide-eyed, who instead watched the calm Zhuo Fan with his only eye .
Zhuo Fan gazed back with a grin, “Too low . ”
They all cried out in response .
1 . 8 million was an inconceivable wealth for the Luo clan . Luo Yunchang never dreamed of having such riches . Yet in the eyes of Zhuo Fan, it wasn’t enough .
Luo Yunchang and Captain Pang looked lost at him . If not for being born and raised in the Cloud Manor, they’d be thinking he was a noble descendant .
His gaze traveled so far .
Yet before others could recover from Zhuo Fan’s attack, here came Long Jiu’s reply .
“I understand, but this is the most this old man can give . ”
“Uh, then I’ll sell it as a favor for grandpa Jiu at this price . ” Luo Yunchang chuckled embarrassingly as she wiped her brow .
She never imagined a random drawing from Zhuo Fan would garner such an insane price that took all of Godeye Long Jiu’s wealth to pay for it .
And by the looks of it, Long Jiu seemed to have set his sights on it . As such, it was better to earn his favor and be on good terms with Veiled Dragon Pavilion .
Long Jiu showed a gratified smile, as expected, being extra careful as he rolled the drawing .
But then, Zhuo Fan slapped the table, “Since you can’t go higher, the deal is off . ”
Luo Yunchang gave him a look, but he ignored her as he reached for the scroll .
Squinting his eyes, Long Jiu unleashed his awe-inspiring power, “Kid, this old man wants it . ”
Under such tremendous pressure, everyone recoiled, while Luo Yunchang and Captain Pang were overwhelmed from shock .
Long Jiu was far above Cai Rong . Offending him would be tantamount to instant death .
Yet, Zhuo held his own under the man’s power and even sneered, “Grandpa Jiu, you’re staining Veiled Dragon Pavilion’s reputation . ”
“Kid, are you not afraid?” Long Jiu kicked his power up a notch .
“Humph, aren’t you?”
Blanking out for a second, Long Jiu took back his power and laughed, “Hhha, good kid . With you in charge of the Luo clan, they have nothing to worry about . ”
The others were baffled . The two were a step away from jumping at each other’s throat and in the next instant all went up in smoke .
Yet, no one knew the two moved the battle from brawn to mind .
Long Jiu released his power to soften Zhuo Fan into selling him the drawing . Instead, Zhuo Fan pushed through the pressure and asked the old man about his honor . Veiled Dragon Pavilion was the number one appraising house among the seven nobles . If this coercion leaked then the damage would be unimaginable .
Zhuo Fan bet on his fate and the clan’s honor’s place in Long Jiu’s heart and won .
With a deep look directed at Zhuo Fan, Long Jiu took the direct approach, “Kid, I know you didn’t come just to sell this drawing . What are your terms?”
Grinning, Zhuo Fan pushed the drawing before Long Jiu, “Ten million is a fair offer . Let’s start by having you pay us a million and the rest slowly . ”
Long Jiu eyed the scroll then nodded after a while, “Alright . Until the debt is paid, the Veiled Dragon Pavilion shall owe Luo clan . ”
Long Jiu took the scroll and left . Yet once he was gone, his voice lingered, “Little Kui, give them a million spirit stones and walk them out . ”
Long Kui was overwhelmed with different thoughts as she had never seen Long Jiu with such a sour expression . Turning back to Zhuo Fan, it was the first time she saw him sporting such a content smile .
Next, she handed a million spirit stones and saw them out .
At the gate, the two guards were eager for them to show up and teach them a thing or two, but Long Kui’s respectful attitude threw a wrench in their plans . And when they heard the deal they made included a million spirit stones, they were stunned .
Never had they imagined a remote place like this could come with such an important deal . It became one of the top three deals in Veiled Dragon Pavilion’s history .
“Damn, thank god we didn’t do anything or disaster might have struck . ” A guard watched the four leave and wiped the sweat off his brow . The other just bobbed his head .
Veiled Dragon Pavilion treated a rich clan with respect . If any of their men dared to offend the clan, the noble house would exact punishment .
In the case of a clan with a million spirit stones, the guards’ complete lack of courtesy would even end with their deaths .
Thinking about it, they began to sweat buckets…
On the other hand, Long Kui returned to Long Jiu who was now looking at every detail of the 1st-grade array .
“Uncle Jiu, isn’t it just a 1st-grade array? How is this worth ten million? I never even seen an item worth that much . ” Long Kui asked the moment she went through the door .
Sighing, Long Jiu gestured to her next to him, “Little Kui, look closer, this might be the only one of its kind in the empire . ”
“This is…” Long Kui’s eyes flashed with shock .
“An Ancient Array!”
Long Jiu showed how moved he was with every word, “The ancient arrays are a lost art, yet this has essentially proven their existence . It is priceless, and even ten million is too low . ”
“What? It’s that valuable?”
Nodding, Long Jiu revealed a childish smile, as if he got his most cherished toy . But something occurred to him that soured his mood .
“Little Kui, tell Ah Jie to find five experts and watch over the Luo clan . They offended the Sun clan today . ”
“Why should we help them?”
Long Jiu snorted, “Haven’t you been listening? We owe them . ”
Long Kui began to recall . [So this is what Zhuo Fan and Long Jiu were haggling over . ]
Yet, the veteran uncle Jiu was defeated in negotiations by a pup . Of course he was in a bad mood .
Long Kui couldn’t help but let out a giggle…