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"It should be soon." Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised, seeming to have noticed something.
Meanwhile, through the room’s window, people could be vaguely seen walking into the hall with large strides and finding a seat.
As time went by…More and more people arrived.
Before long, the hall was filled with a dense crowd of people.
"The seats in the hall are 1,000 silver each…Just from the entrance fees, this Ma Clan Auction House is able to receive money until their hands go soft." Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be astonished.
When there were many people in one place, it would naturally become extremely noisy.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed an old man slowly walking up the auction platform… And he knew that the auction was about to begin.
"Everyone, welcome to our Ma Clan Auction House. I guarantee to everyone that today, you will all feel that your time wasn’t wasted." As expected, after walking up the auction platform, the old man spouted out a bunch of worthless nonsense.
Nothing other than advertising and praising how great the items for auction in their Ma Clan Auction House today were.
This was nothing more than ringing one’s own bell.
"Alright, I can see that everyone can’t want. The first auction item will be presented right now!" The old man’s voice abruptly sounded.
For a moment, the people that were dozing off in the hall shuddered and woke up.
A young girl held a tray that was covered by a red cloth in her hand as she walked up the auction platform.
When the young girl lifted up the red cloth, the item on the tray appeared before the eyes of everyone, and it was a pill bottle.
The old man picked up the pill bottle, swept the hall with his gaze, and then said, with a clear voice, "Everyone, within this pill bottle are 10 Origin Strengthening Pills!"
The Origin Strengthening Pill, a medicinal pill used by Origin Core martial artists. It is able to increase their speed of cultivation.
However, even in the medicine stores, Origin Strengthening Pills were sold everywhere.
For a moment, many people lacked any interest.
And there were even people who said in disdain, "When did the Ma Clan Auction House decline to such a level? Actually auctioning such a common item…Origin Strengthening Pills are sold at medicine stores at 10,000 silver each and are sold at prices that are marked clearly."
"Exactly, there’s no need to auction this kind of item, right?"
"Hurry up and change it to the next auction item!"
The crowd of people in hall started shouting out.
"Everyone, please be silent!" The old man’s expression didn’t change when faced with such a scene, even to the extent that he seemed to have known since long ago that this would happen.
When the old man raised his hand, the hall quieted down.
"Everyone, do all of you think that our Ma Clan Auction House would auction an ordinary Origin Strengthening Pill?" The old man’s eyes squinted, then he lightly smiled. "Everyone knows that medicinal pills refined by ordinary alchemists have a purity that’s a little over 60% at most…And being able to possess a purity of 65% is extremely hard to come by. However, the Origin Strengthening Pills in the pill bottle in my hand have a purity that has achieved 75%! 75%, what sort of notion is that?!
"Once an Origin Strengthening Pill with a 75% purity is consumed and used to cultivate, the increase in cultivation speed is double the speed of an ordinary Origin Strengthening Pill! If it were to be given to an Origin Core martial artist who was trapped in a bottleneck and unable to break through after a long time, if they consumed this Origin Strengthening Pill, they would have the possibility to directly break through!" As expected, the old man’s words caused a stir within the hall.
"75% purity Origin Strengthening Pill?"
"Is it real or fake?"
"Which alchemist is so formidable? Who is able to refine an Origin Strengthening Pill with such high purity!?"
Many people within the hall didn’t quite believe it.
As far as they knew, a medicinal pill with a purity at 70% could already be considered an existence of rumor…
A medicinal pill with a purity of 75% was already close to the 80% purity medicinal pills of legend.
Seeing this, the old man continued, "Everyone, these 10 Origin Strengthening Pills have been personally tested and verified by our Ma Clan’s Lord Hu Jun. So there’s no need for everyone to worry whether the purity of these medicinal pills conform to what this old man has said…Among these 10 Origin Strengthening Pills, seven have a purity of 75% and three have a purity that is extremely close to 76%.
"Moreover, our Ma Clan’s trustworthiness is recognized by everyone!" Many people within the hall nodded upon hearing the old man’s words.
The Ma Clan indeed hadn’t done anything untrustworthy during their auctions.
"Since Lord Hu Jun has tested and verified it, there’s naturally no problem."
"Exactly, Lord Hu Jun is the only grade seven alchemist in Black Wind City. His judgment would surely not be wrong!"
"Geezer Ma, hurry up and announce the starting bid!"
The people in the hall spoke out, urging the old man to announce the starting bid.
Within the room, a trace of surprise appeared on Duan Ling Tian’s face.
He’d never imagined that such a high purity medicinal pill could appear in the border between the Crimson Sky Kingdom and the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
A purity of 75% was sufficient to show that the alchemist that refined the Origin Strengthening Pill was an alchemist with rich experience and extraordinary natural talent.
Of course, Duan Ling Tian looked down upon this little bit of purity.
Not to mention a 75% purity, even a purity of 90% was something he could freely refine.
If he were to seriously refine the medicinal pill, it would even be possible for him to refine a medicinal pill with a purity of 99%…
The lifetime of experience and ability in medicine refining that he obtained from Rebirth Martial Emperor was no joke.
"Aren’t they embarrassed from auctioning a medicinal pill with only 75% purity?" Li Fei grunted in a low voice. She still remembered that the Origin Strengthening Pills her man refined had a purity that exceeded 90%…
As far as she was concerned, an Origin Strengthening Pill with a purity of 75% was simply trash compared to the Origin Strengthening Pills her man had refined!
But even though it was trash, the bid price shocked Li Fei.
Along with the old man announcing the big price, the 10 Origin Strengthening Pills with 75% purity were actually bid to a high price of 300,000 silver.
Not only that, the bidding was still going on.
Li Fei was stupefied when she heard the bidding in the hall. "Madmen, they’re surely madmen!"
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled. He understood what she was thinking.
To a certain extent, an Origin Strengthening Pill with a purity of 75% was indeed capable of assisting an Origin Core martial artist in breaking through the final bottleneck and smoothly step into the next level.
Of course, it was only limited to martial artists at the first level and second level of the Origin Core Stage.
After all, it was only an Origin Strengthening Pill with 75% purity.
"One million silver!" Finally, after a deep voice sounded out of one of the rooms on the second floor, the bottle of Origin Strengthening Pills with 75% purity was won by that person.
"The guest in room number five has obtained this bottle of Origin Strengthening Pills with 75% purity!" the old man on the auction platform announced.
Subsequently, another young girl held a tray as she ascended the auction platform. The auction item this time was a grade eight spirit weapon that provided an 18% amplification.
Duan Ling Tian’s group was without a shred of interest towards this auction item.
"Scoundrel, those 10 Origin Strengthening Pills with only 75% purity were actually able to sell for 1 million silver…If the Origin Strengthening Pills you refined were to be sold, wouldn’t they be worth even more money?" After Li Fei recovered from her shock, she looked at Duan Ling Tian with a pair of beautiful eyes that had traces of bright lights within.
Duan Ling Tian smiled as he said, "Of course."
"One Origin Strengthening Pill with a purity of 75% is worth 100,000 silver…I wonder how much the Origin Strengthening Pills with over 90% purity that you refine are able to sell for." Li Fei had a curious expression; it was as if she urgently wanted to know the answer.
Duan Ling Tian was, of course, able to see through Li Fei’s thoughts, and he shook his head with a smile. "Little Fei, if you really want to know, then I’ll choose an Origin Strengthening Pill with the lowest purity to give the Ma Clan Auction House to auction out…I assume that they would be interested as well."
Li Fei’s beautiful eyes shone, and the nearby Ke Er had a face full of curiosity.
"Xiong Quan, call the attendant in," Duan Ling Tian instructed Xiong Quan.
In next to no time, the attendant entered. "Guest, do you have any instructions?"
Duan Ling Tian raised his hand and a pill bottle appeared in it, then he passed it to the attendant. "There’s a medicinal pill within. I intend to auction it away in your auction house…Ask the manager to arrange it."
Without asking anything, the attendant extended his hand to receive it after hearing what Duan Ling Tian said.
He knew what to ask and what not to ask.
After the attendant left, Duan Ling Tian looked at the auction platform again and noticed that the grade eight spirit weapon had been bid away.
"Manager!" After the attendant received the pill bottle from Duan Ling Tian, he went to look for the Manager, Ma Qin."
"Hmm?" Ma Qin’s gaze descended onto the attendant’s hand, and he asked. "A guest wants to auction an item?"
"Yes, Manager, it’s that young guest," the attendant respectfully said.
"Young guest? That violet-clothed young man?" Ma Qin asked curiously.
"Yes." The attendant nodded.
Ma Qin received the pill bottle and opened it to take a look. He couldn’t help but frown when he noticed that it was actually an Origin Strengthening Pill within. "What does that guest mean by this? Origin Strengthening Pill? And only one?"
In the end, he didn’t send this Origin Strengthening Pill back directly after all and instead took it to the back of the auction house.
"Lord Hu Jun!" Before long, Ma Qin found the only grade seven alchemist in their Ma Clan, Hu Jun.
So long as the Ma Clan Auction House was carrying out an auction, Hu Jun would be in charge.
"Yes?" Hu Jun was an old man past 70, and he asked in wonder when he saw Ma Qin arrive, "Manager Qin, is something the matter?"
Ma Qin passed over the pill bottle in his hand. "Lord Hu Jun, this is an auction item that one of our guests wants to auction off in our auction house…Help me see if it’s special in any way."
Hu Jun received the pill bottle and asked curiously, "What’s this?"
"Origin Strengthening Pill." The corners of Ma Qin’s mouth curled into a bitter smile.
Origin Strengthening Pill?
Hu Jun couldn’t help but be stupefied, then he frowned. "Is this a joke? Which guest wants to auction this? Unless it’s an Origin Strengthening Pill with a purity of 70% and above, there’s no value in auctioning it."
Ma Qin was slightly embarrassed as he said, "Lord Hu Jun, the guest that wants to auction this Origin Strengthening Pill seems to have an extraordinary background, so I didn’t directly send it back to him. Help me take a look first. If it’s really not good, then I’ll send it back to him."
Hu Jun nodded, then he opened the pill bottle and poured out the medicinal pill from within.
"One?" When he saw that there was only one Origin Strengthening Pill within, Hu Jun was stupefied, and then his face flushed red. "Is that guest intentionally playing tricks on our Ma Clan Auction House? One Origin Strengthening Pill…Does he really think his Origin Strengthening Pill has a purity of 80% or above?"
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