“Yes, this king is here to participate in the auction,” Pei Buwan nodded slowly.
Yang Kai was overjoyed and cupped his hands, “If that’s the case, I would like to ask Shopkeeper Pei for a favor.”
Pei Buwan chuckled, “Go ahead.”
“Shopkeeper Pei, please bring us two brothers into the auction house!”
When Pei Buwan heard this, he couldn’t help laughing, “This auction house isn’t some kind of forbidden place, if you want to enter, you just need to enter. There are two entrances over there, one is for people with invitations to enter, both are famous people from Star City, and the other is for people without invitations to enter. As long as you display your wealth, the auction house will naturally let you in. Didn’t you make a big profit last time? You’re completely qualified to enter.”
Yang Kai had seen this situation before. There were indeed two entrances to the Auction House, specifically for those who had invitations and those who didn’t. However, this didn’t mean much to Yang Kai and Old Bai. If they were to swagger over like this, they would definitely be refused entry. If they followed Pei Buwan, there was still a chance they could sneak in.
Pei Buwan also reacted, his brow wrinkling as he looked at Yang Kai suspiciously, “Did you get into some kind of trouble?”
Yang Kai said with a harmless look, “Us two brothers are honest, how could we have caused any trouble? Shopkeeper Pei is too worried.” Sure enough, he didn’t have any credibility to speak of. Just now, he had confidently declared that he would help if he could, but he didn’t seem to agree immediately.
Pei Buwan wore a look of disbelief.
Yang Kai could only say, “How about this, Shopkeeper Pei? Didn’t you ask me to go to the Asura Arena to fight again? As long as you can help me, I’ll accompany you to the Asura Arena again!”
Not mentioning the Asura Arena was fine, but once the Asura Arena was mentioned, Pei Buwan’s expression changed slightly and he quickly waved his hand, “No, no!”
“…” 'What’s going on?' Yang Kai looked at him with a puzzled expression. Didn’t this guy run over to him several times before and try to rope him into the Asura Arena? Why was it that when he took the initiative to bring himself up today, it was as if he was avoiding a snake or scorpion?
Yang Kai thought he had lost miserably in the Asura Arena again, but he didn’t know that the Proprietress had warned Pei Buwan.
This fellow had gone to the inn several times to look for Yang Kai, so the Proprietress naturally noticed him and found an opportunity to chat with Pei Buwan. Only then did she learn that Yang Kai had been taken to the Asura Arena by him. Enraged, she nearly broke Pei Buwan’s arm and fiercely warned him that if she found out that Yang Kai had been taken to the Asura Arena again, she would immediately destroy the Hundred Refining Hall!
If that wasn’t the case, how could Pei Buwan have let go of this road of wealth? It's not that he doesn't want to look for Yang Kai, but he can't.
Frowning, Pei Buwan pointed at the two shop assistants who had come with him and said, “You two take off your clothes.” Although he didn’t know why Yang Kai wanted to sneak into the auction house with him, he was certain it wasn’t anything good, so after giving his orders, he turned to Yang Kai and said, “It’s fine if you two follow me, but once you enter, we’ll part ways.”
“No problem. Many thanks, Shopkeeper Pei.” Yang Kai and Bai Qi exchanged a glance and grinned.
Not long after, the two of them changed their clothes and blended into the crowd, following behind Pei Buwan towards the auction house.
At the entrance, there was no trace of Yun Zhenhua, probably because the auction was about to begin and he was busy with other things, causing Yang Kai and Bai Qi to breathe a sigh of relief. If Yun Zhenhua was still here to welcome guests, they definitely wouldn’t be able to enter. Without Yun Zhenhua here, there was still a chance they could sneak in.
Arriving at the entrance and handing over the invitation card, the person in charge of welcoming the guests immediately stretched out his hand to invite them. Pei Buwan took the lead and stepped into the auction hall while Yang Kai and Bai Qi lowered their heads and blended into the crowd.
After entering the auction house, Yang Kai thanked him in a low voice before heading off in another direction with Bai Qi.
Soon, the two of them arrived at the main hall. Looking around, they saw that the hall was filled with people and rows of chairs arranged in a trapezoidal formation. The entire auction hall could easily accommodate three or four hundred people.
On the second floor of the hall, there was a private room.
The chairs in the hall were reserved for the guests, and these private rooms should be prepared for Pei Buwan, who had some status in Star City.
At this moment, more than half of the seats in the main hall had been taken. Yang Kai and Old Bai quietly observed for a while and found that all the guests who had come in were casually sitting down without paying any particular attention to them. Immediately, they settled down and found a seat in the back row.
The guests were still entering the hall, and there was still some time before the auction began. Old Bai was somewhat anxious, “Yang Kai, why don’t we just sit back and watch?”
Yang Kai glanced at him and asked, “Do you really want to invite the Proprietress?”
Old Bai said, “There’s nothing we can do about it. If we really cause trouble here, I’m afraid there won’t be any good consequences.”
Yang Kai grinned, “As long as they have the guts.”
Old Bai was still a bit hesitant, but after thinking about it for a moment, he said, “If we go with your method, there’s still a problem.”
“What if they need to settle the transaction on the spot?”
Hearing this, Yang Kai frowned, this was indeed a problem. If that was the case, then his plan wouldn’t work, but it was also possible it wasn’t. After pondering for a moment, he said, “Then we’ll act according to the circumstances. If there’s an opportunity, we’ll make a big fuss, but if there’s no opportunity, we’ll just watch the show. Everything will be up to fate!”
Bai Qi gritted his teeth and said, “Fine, it’s settled then. However, I think it’s best if we sit separately in case we attract too much attention!” Looking around, he pointed in a certain direction and said, “I’ll go over there, you sit here!”
Saying so, he stood up and walked over.
Yang Kai didn’t try to stop him. Looking around, he found that many of the people in this hall were Emperor Realms, and there were also some Open Heaven Stage masters. However, these Open Heaven Stage masters weren’t very high grade, most likely some Low Rank Open Heaven masters with no future prospects. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have been forced to squeeze here and would have been welcomed into the private room by the Wind and Cloud Auction House.
While they were observing, someone suddenly called out, “Sir Yang?”
Yang Kai looked up and couldn’t help laughing, “Luo Haiyi?”
Luo Haiyi seemed to be looking for a seat and when she saw an empty seat next to Yang Kai, she walked over and found that it was a familiar face.
Luo Haiyi was obviously very happy to meet an acquaintance here, so she glanced over at Yang Kai and asked, “Is there anyone here?”
“No, sit down,” Yang Kai smiled.
Luo Haiyi sat down, wrapped in a delicate fragrance that made one feel refreshed.
“Are you here to buy something?” Yang Kai asked. Since she was here, it was highly likely she was here to participate in the auction.
Luo Haiyi nodded and said, “I heard there will be some Great Dao Pills appearing this time, so I came to try my luck.”
Luo Haiyi had yet to condense her own Dao Seal and was in desperate need of Great Dao Pills, so she had told Yang Kai about this last time.
Yang Kai understood and smiled, “Do you have enough money? Do you want to borrow some?”
Luo Haiyi smiled shyly, “It should be enough to buy two.”
Yang Kai nodded, “Good luck.”
From the last time he had interacted with Luo Haiyi, he could tell that this woman was very self-reliant. He had given her a little more money, but she had returned it to him. Obviously, she had her own principles.
The two of them were quite familiar with each other and were quite interested in chatting. After chatting with Luo Haiyi for half an hour, the hall was gradually filled.
From this point alone, one could see the strength of the Wind and Cloud Auction House. Even the main hall was filled with people, so it was obvious how attractive the auction held here was to the Star City’s people.
With the sound of gongs and drums, the originally brightly lit hall suddenly dimmed, and soon after, a beam of light appeared on the high platform. As the beam of light moved, a figure slowly walked out from the backstage. When the beam of light hit this person, it immediately became the focus of everyone’s attention.
The one who came out was a young woman who appeared to be in her thirties. She had a voluptuous figure and was quite beautiful. As she walked up to the auction stage, she introduced herself, her tone soft as she smiled.
After a simple opening, the auction officially began.
The first items to be auctioned were naturally not very good, basically only those at the Emperor Realm could use them. The honored guests in the private rooms and the Open Heaven masters in the main hall remained indifferent, causing the Emperor Realm to fight over them as the price continued to rise.
Every auction item was carefully selected, so there was almost no lack of bids.
Yang Kai watched from the sidelines and found that his previous concerns with Old Bai were completely meaningless. The auction here was not a transaction on the spot, but rather, after the auction was over, the items would be withdrawn and the bill would be paid after the auction was over.
Wind and Cloud Auction House wasn’t afraid of people reneging on their debts. With such a reputation, who would have the courage to do so?
This is interesting… Yang Kai grinned and silently smiled, exchanging a glance with Old Bai through the crowd. Old Bai understood, his eyes filled with ruthlessness, obviously preparing to go all out.
After the time it took for an incense stick to burn, seven or eight items were successfully sold, and the auctioneer’s voice also became louder, “The next item to be auctioned is the pill that all friends of the Emperor Realm stage dream of…”
As soon as these words came out, Yang Kai could clearly feel Luo Haiyi’s back straighten quite a bit. If he guessed correctly, she was going to auction off a Great Dao Pill.
Sure enough, ten slender and chubby maids walked out from the backstage, each of them holding a tray with a jade bottle on it.
The auctioneer smiled and said, “Great Dao Pill can help one comprehend their own Great Dao and condense a Dao Seal. Everyone knows that only by condensing a Dao Seal can one achieve the Open Heaven. Many of the Emperor Realm friends who came today should be here for the Great Dao Pill, so this mistress won’t waste her breath.” Reaching out and pointing at the back, she continued, “There are a total of ten sets of Great Dao Pills, each set having two. The first set will now be auctioned, while the second set will be auctioned after the second highest price. The first set will now have a starting price of five thousand, each bid must not be less than five hundred!”
As soon as she finished speaking, Yang Kai heard Luo Haiyi call out, “Five thousand!”
Unfortunately, as the voices of the bidders in the hall rose and fell, her voice was drowned out and no one heard her.
Yang Kai turned his head and glanced at her, causing Luo Haiyi to feel somewhat embarrassed.
TO BE CONTINUED...