"Don't…father! Do we really have to auction it off?" Bolton was unwilling. If this crystal planet was given to him, it would absolutely be one of a kind.
Bofei replied, "What Boku said is correct. This thing is definitely not naturally formed. It's not easy to create such an enormous bead. Do you think that it could be casually created by just anyone? This means that whoever created this is definitely an extraordinary person. Moreover, we don't even understand what it is at all. Keeping it in our hands would only bring trouble!"
Bolton was a little hesitant, but in the end he knew clearly what was important since he was more than a hundred years old and had survived in the universe for a long time. He just simply felt that it was a pity. What a beautiful planet it is, and it will have to be auctioned away. Even he never had such a planet in his hands before!
However, what his father said was also correct. Sometimes, the more beautiful something was, the more dangerous it was. He could only reluctantly part with such a treasure.
Afterwards, the news about the postponement of the auction spread like wind in the Trading Center. The merchants who had been preparing to trade planets and sell slaves were naturally dissatisfied. If goods were to pile up in their hands for a long time, their loss would certainly be huge.
Thus, they made some inquiries through all sides and found out that the mysterious crystal planet would be auctioned off as the final item, hence the delay. Although the merchants were somewhat surprised, the dissatisfaction within their hearts disappeared.
As for the merchants who arrived to the Trading Center late, although they discovered that a orange planet had appeared in the space like many others, they thought that the new orange planet was merely a building that was built by the Trading Center, and didn't think too deeply about it. After all, a planet size crystal ball gave the impression that it was an ornament of the Trading Center. For this reason, they admired Sir Bofei for spending money so extravagantly. Until when, they found out that it was actually an auction item that Sir Bofei had obtained.
Tut tut….. This auction's item size was seriously too big. Never had a whole planet be moved over in the past when it was being auctioned off.
The merchants couldn't help but exclaim in their hearts: Sir Bofei is really resourceful, he could even get a hold of such a large crystal planet.
As a result, the news that a rare crystal planet was going to be auctioned off at the Bofei Trading Center quickly spread out.
The universe merchants were not clear about the value of the dragon ball, nor did they understand the reason for its sudden appearance. If they knew what the Super Dragon Ball could do, even if they had to stake it all and lose their family fortune, they would take the Super Dragon ball for their own.
Time flew by, and in a flash one month passed by.
All the aliens who heard about the news gathered over in the Trading Center. The three stars of Bofei Trading Center was suddenly overcrowded. Aliens, who rushed over from the nearby starfields could be seen everywhere. Some of the aliens who were much farther away were rushing over without stopping to rest after receiving the news.
Who knows how many people will be present when the auction actually begins!
Many aliens who had already arrived were engaging in private transactions before the auction began. Others flew in small spacecrafts to see the dragon ball with their own eyes. They had never seen such a massive crystal ball before in their life. They were absolutely stunned by the beautiful, smooth, and round appearance of the dragon ball.
On the other side, deep in the vast universe, extremely far away from the Milky Way Galaxy, a silvery-gray spaceship could be seen speeding through the starry sky like a small,bright meteor. It's bright light flashed through the curtain of darkness, leaving behind a trail of dazzling and colourful brilliance.
It has been nearly a whole month since Vados had sealed Xiaya's space-time ability, and it was soon about to be released.
During this month, Xiaya who had at first been interested in observing and admiring the resplendent scenery of space eventually got bored after seeing the same scenery day after day. After which, Xiaya used the majority of the time to train.
Although the ship's body was small, since the small spacecraft was a ship the Feidayas developed for Xiaya's personal use, it had all the training facilities inside. However, it was certainly not as good as the complete facilities on Planet Hongshan.
Huo! An afterimage appeared, followed by a flash. A glittering and translucent energy wave flew over from the side. Xiaya, who was jumping around inside the ship abruptly stopped in front of the energy wave, and send an attack at the energy wave.
His hands were clasped tightly together, his palms slowly separated, and he brought about a strong light which quickly unleashed a frightening energy. It roared out through his fingers, welcoming the coming energy wave like a legendary flood dragon.
With a burst of muffled noises, the two clumps of energy collided and immediately blew up into a huge cloud of blurry smoke like a budding flower that accidentally met a spring breeze. It blossomed into a beautiful and delicate flower.
The violent explosion caused the ship to shake, which was very dangerous considering it was traveling at a very high speed.
Fortunately, the ship's training cabin was built with special materials that could absorb a certain amount of energy. If not, the explosion would likely have been enough to destroy the spaceship and killed people. So, he had to be very careful when training on the ship.
He picked up a wet towel and wiped the sweat from his forehead. Xiaya's handsome face faintly smiled as he walked out of the training cabin and entered the bathroom. After a workout, it was really a pleasure to soak in a hot bath.
After his bath, Xiaya wrapped in a bath towel walked out and picked up the dragon ball radar to take a look. The signal still showed that the dragon ball was still in its original location and had not moved.
"It seems that the dragon ball is still there. However, with Vados' personality, she certainly won't make it easy for me to get the Super Dragon Ball. That place may even be a lion's den!" Xiaya quietly pondered.
It wasn't that he was afraid of a challenge. Saiyans actually liked challenges. The more difficult it is, the more they would face it head on!
When one defeats their enemy or breaks through a limit, the kind of carefree and uninhibited feeling that comes along with it was not only physically satisfying, but also spiritually nourishing.
"Except, there is still that other Super Dragon Ball that is unaccounted for. I don't know where it was hidden by Vados…" His eyebrows furrowed slightly. The boundless universe was so large that wanting to find the other dragon ball whose signal was blocked would be really too difficult!
Could it be that Vados does not plan to let him obtain the Super Dragon Balls after all?
Xiaya had this thought and almost immediately shook his head. Vados stood at such a high level, so what she said should definitely be true. Moreover, she certainly did not care much about the super dragon balls. She wouldn't do so!
A few days later, Vados' seal on his body was as expected removed on time. When the familiar space-time ability again returned to his body once again, he knew that Vados did not lie to him.
The next thing that Xiaya did however was not to directly use Instant Transmission to travel to the location of the dragon ball. This was because he knew that there was bound to be a fierce battle when he arrived, so he had to adjust his mental state first.
Another month passed by in a blink of an eye. After this period of adjustment, everything was ready. Xiaya opened the cabin door and flew out of the spacecraft. As the smoke arose, the ship changed back into the Hoi-Poi Capsule.
Putting the capsule into his dimensional space, Xiaya closed his eyes and meditated for a bit before teleporting to the position of the Super Dragon Ball, which was the Milky Way Galaxy.
Bofei Trading Center, main star.
On a green and boundless plain, a soft breeze blew, causing the leaves to gently rustle and the tender grass to bend down, forming exquisite ripples. Warm sunshine radiated down making people feel lukewarm, and a refreshing faint fragrance floated through the air.
At this time, a quick beam of light flashed in the plains and Xiaya's figure appeared out of nowhere. Raising his head, he could see two giant celestial bodies suspended in the dark blue sky like a disc. Indeed, it was the Bofei Trading Center's three solid planets, with two additional round objects suspended beside the main planet. Upon taking a closer look, there was one more huge dark-orange planet flickering with bright orange rays of light like a sun.
It was even bigger than the two planets next to it!
Super Dragon Ball!
Seeing the familiar thing before him, Xiaya shouted inwardly. This 'star' was precisely the dragon ball that he had been looking for.
However Xiaya immediately curbed his smile and turned serious. There was a serious problem. How was he supposed to take away the Super Dragon Ball under the eyes of the masses! Vados put the dragon ball here, so she certainly wouldn't let him take it away so easily.
Even though Xiaya was confident in his own strength and was certain that he could deal with almost any situation, it was still likely that something unexpected could occur. There are times where it is necessary to plan before acting, and it was always good to be careful!
Xiaya warned himself that Vados must have moved the dragon ball here for a specific reason. It may even be a test.
What people fear the most is that they often think they understand everything, when in reality, they didn't know a thing at all!
Settling his thoughts, he carefully sensed the various auras on the planet. The first thing he needed to determine was the current situation of the planet, and the number of experts, in order to understand what may happen and prepare in advance.
As he spread his Ki out to sense, he noticed all sorts of disorderly auras pouring over from every direction. He carefully sorted through them causing his eyebrows to gradually lock together.
He discovered that there was a huge number of strong experts on the planet, so much that it was strange!
"That's weird, there shouldn't be any reason for there to be so many experts on a single planet. Even on Planet Hongshan, we didn't have more than 200 people whose battle power exceeded 10,000. But here, there are more than 400 people who are above 10,000 in battle power!"
Xiaya was shocked. His face revealed an expression of astonishment and even a bit of disbelief!
Was Universe 6 swarming with experts? No, Xiaya quickly shook his head, immediately denying this speculation.
According to his prior understanding, Universe 6 and 7 didn't have too much of a difference, and the overall disparity in level was not very big. This meant that the warriors here should be quite low-leveled, and those whose battle power exceeded 10,000 should be as rare as phoenix feathers and unicorn horns.
For there to be so many experts here, there ought to be some sort of special occasion.
It seems he needs to properly investigate.
This Vados, I should have long expected that she wouldn't let me get the Super Dragon Ball so easily!
After making up his mind, Xiaya was ready to leave. He perceived for an area where the crowd was quite dense and teleported there, leaving the abundant green plain. The more crowded a place is, the more information one could gather.
At this time, on the other side of the planet, the auction was in full swing. Bofei Trading Center's auction was held in a huge colosseum in the central city. The Colosseum had five floors altogether. In the middle was a huge auctioning platform, which was more than enough to accommodate 100,000 people.
The auction was to be held for a total of ten days, and it was now the last day. According to how the auction was arranged, the more valuable the goods were, the later it would be auctioned. As a result, the auctioning of slaves which all the large Forces plundered from the conquered planets was happening right now.
Slave trading was the second largest profitable after planet trading!
Those slaves were mostly beautiful women with attractive figures or delicate faces. This was exactly what some wealthy merchants in the universe liked the most. Therefore, there were also some people who specialized in the shady business of grooming special slaves and selling them. Of course, because those slaves had to be traded away, only some of the upper-class or specialized races could be qualified to be placed in an auction of this level. All the other inferior races had already been annihilated during the fall of their homeworld.
Some of these beautiful slaves had very heavy expressions, others numb, each and everyone of them appearing lifeless. They seemed to have accepted their tragic fate.
As merchants shouted out bids after bids, batches of slaves were successfully bought and sold.
Gazing at the trading deals being done, Bofei and his sons revealed delightful smiles on their crimson faces. This was because for every business deal made, they could collect a fixed fee from it. What is this called? This is called free trade! More importantly, upon seeing the slaves' despairing and helpless expressions caused a hot burning feeling to erupt in their hearts, making their blood boil.
"Father, I noticed that Shigure has really made a big fortune this time. The slaves he sold were all of high quality, which lead to high prices. I wonder where he plundered them from!" Boku's back was leaning leisurely against a stone chair while his hand was rocking a cup filled with green liquid.
Bofei laughed heartily and said, "It is of no concern where he plundered them from, Shigure is our regular customer. Be sure to take care of him, but the auction fee cannot be less by even one coin…"
If the other party was so strong that they had to attach importance to them, the auction fee would certainly be reduced accordingly. If they wanted to form a close relationship, they would give a certain discount, but Shigure was not on that list.
"Well, it is time for the planets to be auctioned away. This time, there are 137 planets to be auctioned. Once again we will be making a big fortune!"
Bolton's dark blue eyes flashed with a bloodthirsty cold light like of a snake and laughed as he licked his lips.
Touching on the topic of auctioning planets, the father and sons trio all laughed. It was the most important and most profitable part of the entire auction, and as the organizer they naturally will get the most profit. The reason why the Bofei Trading Center managed to thrive and be so popular, was because at least half of the trading center was supported by planet trading.
In the corner of the auction room, behind a pillar, Xiaya's figure quietly appeared.
It had been been a while since he had entered the auction venue. Through the language translation device he had, he casually communicated with the alien next to him, and gain an understanding on why there were so many experts on this planet.
It turned out that this was one of the Universe Commerce Alliance's trading centers in the Milky Way. At present, there was an auction being held, so all the universe merchants from the nearby starfields were gathered here. Every one of the powerful auras were either lone universe travellers or powerful bodyguards invited by the merchants, or simply a leader of the forces.
"So that's how it is, no wonder there are so many strong auras here. This planet is a trading center!"
Xiaya inwardly nodded his head. This planet was similar to planet Bakuf of Universe 7, except that planet is a trading area that had been organized spontaneously by various races. It conducts regular trading and has a good and peaceful atmosphere. Meanwhile, this was a place where a group of pirates sell their booty and where the weak are prey to the strong; openly bullying weak and even more darker!
Observing the bidder on the auction stage excitedly bidding, Xiaya pondered, "I have never heard about this Universe Commerce Alliance before. They even sell planets so blatantly, so they can't be a good organization."
With more in-depth interactions, Xiaya became clear about the nature of the Universe Commerce Alliance, and understood how frightening it is. He couldn't help but be a bit speechless in his heart.
It was a giant alliance on the universal scale. No one actually knows just how much area it spans across, and it even have an incalculable number of experts! Almost every galaxy had several alliance's strongholds.
In the past, he had believed that business like interstellar trade could only be carried out between some low and medium-sized planets. Supplementing each others plus and minus. He could never understand why a universe emperor like Frieza who had such power and status would carry out shady business like selling planets. With his strength, why did he need to use other people to do business? Couldn't he just directly rob?
It was now that he finally understood. Universe 6 was similar to Universe 7, which meant that the races were also similar. In Universe 7, there was likely to also be a Super Commerce Alliance that spanned countless galaxies.
In the Milky Way Galaxy alone, the Frost Demons such as Frieza may be considered to be at the peak of power, but may not actually be at the pinnacle of the summit. There may be a hidden force concealed beneath them.