Not everyone was like Yang Kai, who had suddenly become rich overnight, holding more than a billion Open Heaven Pills in his hand and could squander them at will. In the entire 3000 Worlds, if one could accumulate more than a hundred thousand Open Heaven Pills with Low Rank Open Heaven, it would be considered rich. Mid Rank Open Heaven only able to save million, while High Rank Open Heaven were able to accumulate ten million.
However, this was only an individual’s wealth, so if he had to rely on a certain force, it would be a different story.
The stronger one’s strength was, the more wealth they would possess, but the greater the consumption. Take Yue He for example, if she were to desperately cultivate, she would have to consume at least tens of thousands of Open Heaven Pills a day.
Therefore, for any Open Heaven Stage cultivator, it was extremely difficult to accumulate wealth.
Everyone’s wealth wasn’t something that could be easily obtained. 23 Million was indeed quite a lot. Unless they urgently needed this piece of Sixth Grade Scarlet Yin Sand, they wouldn’t be so persistent. Sixth Grade cultivation resources weren’t Seventh Grade, so although they were rare, it wasn’t impossible to find them.
The two people who were still raising the price were undoubtedly eager to obtain this Scarlet Yin Sand, perhaps because of their own cultivation needs, or perhaps because they were preparing it for their juniors.
Yang Kai turned to look at the Proprietress and asked, “Proprietress, are you not going to bid?” The Proprietress is a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage master, so she could refine this Sixth Grade Scarlet Yin Sand.
The Proprietress lazily said, “These things useless to me for the time being.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai was stunned for a moment before quickly coming to his senses. The Proprietress had probably reached a bottleneck in her cultivation, and it had been countless years since she had broken through to the Sixth Order. After such a long period of accumulation, she had long since reached the peak of the Sixth Order, so naturally she didn’t need this Scarlet Yin Sand to strengthen her foundation.
If she took another step forward, she would reach the Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage!
The Proprietress had once sworn an oath to flatten the headquarters of certain forces. If this oath was not fulfilled, she could forget about advancing to the Seventh Order!
Yue He’s Cuiwei Palace had already been flattened by her, but the Golden Rainbow Province and Boundless Altar still remained.
Although Golden Rainbow Province had the word 'province', it was a genuine Second Class Force, not to mention Boundless Altar, which was also a Second Class Force. Qi Jin and Ling Chunqiu were both Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage.
Previously, Yang Kai had led Yue He to attack Blood Goose Continent, but it had taken him a great deal of effort, while Blood Goose Continent was only a third class force.
With the Proprietress's current strength, it was impossible for her to single-handedly flatten the headquarters of a Second Class Force, even if Yue He and Bai Qi were present. A Second Class Force’s protective formation was not something a Third Class Force could compare with, unless they could find an opportunity to eliminate these two forces’ Mid Rank Open Heaven.
There was still a long way to go.
However, since the Proprietress didn’t need this Sixth Grade Scarlet Yin Sand, Yang Kai didn’t hesitate to take action.
The price of the Scarlet Yin Sand had already been raised to 24 million, but at this point, the two Open Heaven Stage cultivators who were competing for it had to carefully consider every increase in price. After all, each increase in price could not be lower than five hundred thousand, so the amount was not small.
At this moment, Yang Kai’s voice resounded throughout the hall, “25 Million!”
On the auction stage, the old man who had a stiff look on his face as if everyone owed him a few million immediately looked over and asked somewhat excitedly, “This friend from Room A3 has bid 25 million, is there any higher bid?”
Shuā shuā shuā…
Many people in the hall also turned their eyes towards the First Inn's room, wanting to see who was bidding at the last moment, but because of the great array, they were unable to see what was happening inside.
The old man from the Red Clouds Auction called out twice before one of the bidders called out, “25.5 million!”
Without waiting for him to finish, Yang Kai followed up, “26 million!”
His tone was light and relaxed, showing his rich and imposing courage and determination.
Sure enough, after this time, no one else bid, and after three strikes, Yang Kai won the Scarlet Yin Sand.
The first auction item was sold at a high price of nearly twenty percent higher than the normal price, causing the atmosphere in the auction house to instantly become lively.
Although the second item was only a Fourth Grade resource, it was still sold for more than ten percent of the market price.
Although a fourth grade resource was easy to find and could be sold in any Star City, it had to be known that each resource had its own unique characteristics. After a cultivator refined it, they would be able to comprehend various Divine Abilities and Secret Technique. As such, even if it was a resource of the same attribute or grade, its price and degree of competition would be slightly different.
For example, if a cultivator below the Open Heaven could refine and absorb the Scarlet Yin Sand, they would be able to comprehend a Divine Ability like the Scarlet Yin Sandstorm.
Another example was the Yuan Magnetic Divine Stone, which allowed cultivators to comprehend the Divine Ability of the Yuan Magnetic Divine Light.
Another example would be the Water Element’s resources, where there was a steady stream of rain, a drop of water as heavy as ten thousand kilograms, and poisonous water that could kill anything.
Similar grades and resources of the same attribute, if a cultivator was able to comprehend a more powerful Divine Ability with greater use, the price would naturally be higher.
Therefore, when cultivators condensed their Yin-Yang + Five Elements, unless they had no other choice, they would usually consider it over again, combining their unique characteristics and considering the differences in their Divine Abilities before making the most appropriate decision.
Yang Kai didn’t encounter this problem because he had no choice.
High Rank resources were extremely difficult to find, so if he could find one, it would be a great honor, so how could he choose?
But then again, the four types of power he had condensed so far were all extraordinary even among High Rank resources.
So he had no regrets.
Today, the items chosen by the Red Clouds Auction were all rare and precious resources of this grade. Those who were able to cultivate extraordinary Divine Abilities and Secret Techniques naturally attracted a lot of attention.
One by one, the auction items were presented, but there was almost no sign of them over selling. Each auction item was sold at a high price, and Yang Kai repeatedly bought a number of Fourth Grade Yin-Yang attribute resources to fill the vacancy.
As for the Fifth Grade, he had no intention of taking action. After all, the Void Land now had a steady supply from the Gourd Vines, a Fifth Grade forces, so there was no need to purchase them from the outside.
Moreover, the Gourd Vine was a complete entity that contained the power of Yin and Yang and the Five Elements. Yang Kai also wanted to know if there would be any special changes if a cultivator completely refined the Yin and Yang Five Elements from the Gourd Vine.
Naturally, the auction did not only have cultivation resources of various grades, but also many Spirit Pills, Cultivation Techniques, Secret Technique, and artifacts, greatly broadening Yang Kai’s horizons.
Four hours later, the auction reached the middle stage.
Another maidservant walked up to the auction stage with a tray in her hand. The old man from the Red Clouds Auction lifted the red cloth and everyone looked around, discovering that on the tray was a jade bottle with a jade slip beside it.
He immediately understood that this auction should be a type of Spirit Pill, but no one knew what this jade slip was.
Just as everyone was whispering amongst themselves, the old man picked up the jade bottle and said, “Everyone, this time, the item to be auctioned is this old master’s bottle of Spirit Pills. To be honest, this bottle only has one Spirit Pill, which is useless to those above the Open Heaven Stage, but it is extremely beneficial to those below the Open Heaven Stage, especially those who are preparing to break through to the Open Heaven Stage.”
Hearing this, many of the Open Heaven cultivators in the various private rooms immediately lost interest, but many of the cultivators in the hall were paying close attention. Most of the cultivators in the hall were weaker than Open Heaven.
Since this pill was useful below the Open Heaven, it naturally aroused their interest.
“Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill with this pill recipe, starting price is two million Open Heaven Pills, please bid!”
As soon as the old man’s voice fell, the sounds of bidding rose and fell, and the entire auction house fell silent. The thousands of cultivators in the hall all stared at the high platform, unable to believe their ears.
After all, just a moment ago, this old man had said that this pill was useful for those below the Open Heaven Stage. They had thought that the price would not be too high, but who would have thought that the starting price would be two million!
For a moment, everyone thought they had heard wrong.
But on second thought, how could the host of such a grand auction make a mistake?
But if there was no mistake, how could these two million Open Heaven Pills be affordable to anyone below Open Heaven? What the hell was this so-called Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill?
Just as everyone in the hall was at a loss, an uncertain voice came from a private room in B Block, “Is this Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill the kind of pill that can increase a cultivator’s success rate of breaking through to Open Heaven?”
On the high platform, the old man nodded, “Yes!”
After a brief silence, the hall burst into an uproar as countless confused cultivators stared at the jade bottle as if their eyes stuck at it.
Not everyone could successfully break through to Open Heaven. Even after experiencing countless hardships, spending a great deal of time, energy, and financial resources to condense the Yin-Yang + Five Elements, breaking through to Open Heaven was still a huge risk.
If one Dao Seal could not withstand the cleansing of the Yin-Yang + Five Elements, it would not be able to withstand the impact of opening a world in the body. Without a doubt, the soul would be destroyed and there would be no other way to go.
Therefore, no matter which cultivator it was, they would only choose the limit of strength they could withstand and act accordingly. If the limit of their strength was a Third Order, if they forcefully condensed a Fourth Grade forces, they wouldn’t have to worry about their life for a short period of time, but when they broke through to the Open Heaven, a great catastrophe would befall them.
In the Great Ruins Boundary, many of the Bearer would face this problem. They had been forced to condense a power that exceeded their limits by the Holy Spirits, so when they broke through to Open Heaven in the future, it would be a life or death crisis.
For example, although Ding Yi’s aptitude wasn’t bad, it wasn’t at the level of being able to withstand a Sixth Grade Fire Element. He was forced to condense a Sixth Grade Fire Element by Bi Fang, it would put a huge burden on his body, making his future breakthrough even more dangerous.
[Hoogs: I thought he condense high rank, which is at least a seventh grade. Guess I was wrong. But wasn't the Holy Spirit Source at least give off High Rank energy? Hmm]
However, even if a cultivator chose to reach the limit of their endurance, there was still a chance they would fail during their breakthrough. Opening a world in one’s body, allowing the Yin-Yang and the Five Elements to suppress and supplement each other, and evolving the mysteries of the world was an extremely difficult task. This had nothing to do with how many grades of Open Heaven one had reach.
TO BE CONTINUED...