Unfortunately, all of the Mid Rank Open Heaven present were intelligent people, so how could they change their minds just because of a few casual words?
Many cultivators in the hall were secretly speechless. They had thought that since this Spirit Pill starting price was two million, the price shouldn’t be too high, but who would have thought that when the auction began, many Mid Rank Open Heaven cultivators would be so determined to compete for it?
In an instant, all the cultivators in the hall had completely given up. This kind of thing was no longer something they, as low level cultivators, could hope for. Only by relying on a powerful force could they participate in the competition.
Thirty breaths later, the price had risen to fifteen million.
Another ten breaths later, it reached twenty million.
The crowd was in an uproar.
Up until now, the highest bid of the auction was only the Scarlet Yin Sand Yang Kai had obtained, worth 26 million. Since then, not a single item had been sold for more than 5 million, but now, the price of this Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill and pill recipe had quickly exceeded 20 million, possibly even surpassing the Scarlet Yin Sand.
However, this price had basically reached its limit. After all, there was only a single Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill, and although the pill recipe was quite valuable, even if one bought it, they might not be able to find anything useful. If they couldn’t find the main ingredient to replace the World Source Liquid, all of their efforts would go down the drain.
The many Open Heaven Stage masters present weren’t fools. Even with their respective forces backing them up, twenty million was not a small number, so it wasn’t something they could easily obtain.
Therefore, after the price exceeded twenty million, only three private rooms remained bidding for it.
A moment later, one of them withdrew, but the A-5 room and B-2 Room still refused to give up. Almost as soon as one of them made a bid, the other immediately followed, seemingly interested in both the Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill and pill recipe.
When the price almost reach 25 million, the B-2 Room's Open Heaven Stage master suddenly let out a long sigh and loudly said, “Brother Teng Wang, this auction will be of great use to this Ye. Can Brother Teng allow me this once? This Ye can’t thank you enough. Just take it that this Ye owes you a favor and will definitely repay you in the future!”
As soon as this person spoke, the Proprietress wore a thoughtful expression and muttered, “It’s them?”
Yang Kai asked curiously, “Does Proprietress recognize these two?”
The Proprietress said, “If I’m not mistaken, that B-2 Room's Ye Jian should be from Thunderclap Hall, and the other is Teng Wang of Bright Heart Palace. No wonder he paid such a high price to bid.”
Sure enough, the people at A-5 Room said, “Brother Ye Jian, this item is very useful to you, but is it useless to me? I must win this auction.”
Ye Jian sighed, “Why must you do this? If you and I compete, it will only benefit others. How about this, Brother Teng, this Ye only wants that Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill. If you take a step back, this Ye can share the pill recipe with you, how about it?”
Teng Wang smiled, “What a coincidence, I was just about to say the same thing. Brother Ye Jian, if you take a step back, I can share the pill recipe with you.”
Ye Jian from the B-2 Room was silent for a moment before he said somewhat unhappily, “Does that mean Brother Teng still wants to compete with this Ye?”
“Brother Ye, if you feel you can’t win, you can withdraw as soon as possible to avoid both sides suffering heavy losses!”
“Hmph, Brother Teng Wang’s words are quite bold. It’s not like I don’t know what your Bright Heart Palace is capable of, but since Brother Teng Wang insists, then let’s see who will have the last laugh.”
The two of them stopped talking and the auction hall suddenly fell into a strange silence.
Inside the A3 Room, Old Bai asked curiously, “Proprietress, these two are actually only interested in the Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill. Although they should be considering the future generations, isn’t this price a bit too expensive?”
The Proprietress said, “You don’t understand, there’s naturally a reason why they’re fighting over it. First of all, Bright Heart Palace's Teng Wang took in a last disciple several hundred years ago. His aptitude is outstanding and he has a chance of directly breaking through to the Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage. However, I heard that he once injured his Dao Seal during a fight, so even after several hundred years, that disciple still doesn’t dare to easily break through to the Open Heaven Stage and hasn’t been able to condense his final force. If he can obtain this Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill, his disciple can attempt to break through and it’s highly likely he will bring a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage to Bright Heart Palace.”
“I see!” Yang Kai suddenly understood.
“What about Thunderclap Hall's Ye Jian?” Old Bai asked.
The Proprietress said, “Their situation is similar, but on Thunderclap Hall’s side, one of Ye Jian’s sons had insufficient aptitude and forcefully condensed a Sixth Grade force. At the beginning, there was no problem, but the more energy condensed into the Dao Seal, the greater the danger. If there was no external help to support the Dao Seal, then Ye Jian’s son could forget about advancing to Open Heaven. Once he tries to do so, he will definitely die a miserable death, but if he has a Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill, he will be able to resolve his predicament.”
Yang Kai nodded, “Compared to a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage, twenty million is indeed worth investing. If the family can gain Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage in return, its foundation will also soar, so what’s there to be afraid of?”
The Proprietress nodded, “That’s right, otherwise why do you think these two keep bidding?”
“I understand,” Yang Kai nodded before suddenly bidding, “25 million!”
The Proprietress glanced at him and wasn’t surprised. Since Yang Kai had the World Source Liquid, he naturally wouldn’t let this auction go. If it were her, she would also participate.
The reason why he hadn’t bid before was because he didn’t want to waste his breath. Now that Yang Kai had more than a billion Open Heaven Pills in his hand, he could be said to be rich and imposing. Only by making a decisive bid could he display his strength and force the bidding to a certain extent.
As soon as this price came out, almost everyone in the hall turned to look at the A-3 Room. After all, the price Ye Jian and Teng Wang had just bid was only slightly over twenty million, so Yang Kai’s bid was equivalent to three or four million more. It could be said that as soon as he made a bid, he would be able to shake the heavens.
However, when they saw that this was actually the private room of the buyer of the Scarlet Yin Sand, they were relieved.
Since the other party had spent 26 million to buy a Scarlet Yin Sand, he naturally wouldn’t care about spending another 20 million to buy the Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill and pill recipe.
“26 million!” Teng Wang’s voice came from the A-5 Room.
Yang Kai was stunned when he heard this. Just now, Teng Wang and Ye Jian’s bidding had clearly reached a point where neither side could bear it, and each time they raised the price, it wasn’t much. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have raised the price to 25 million in one go, just so Teng Wang and Ye Jian would back off.
However, Teng Wang had almost reached his limit, so why had he suddenly increased the price by a million?
Before he could figure it out, in B-2 Room, Ye Jian’s voice rang out, “27 million!”
Yang Kai was a bit confused now, wondering if these two were just putting on an act. However, he couldn’t be bothered to think too much about it. Unlike these two who were interested in the Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill, he was more interested in the pill recipe. He had the World Source Liquid in his possession, so while this pill recipe was useless in the hands of others, it was highly likely that it would play an important role in his hands.
Of course, he also had to obtain the Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill. With such a finished Spirit Pill for him to study, he would be able to comprehend the pill recipe faster. Otherwise, it would take a lot of time for him to refine a Spirit Pill with just a single pill recipe.
After Ye Jian, Yang Kai immediately called out, “Thirty million!”
A series of gasps rang out from all corners of the hall, and even the old man who was hosting the auction revealed a look of shock, as if he hadn’t expected such an auction item to have such a high price.
Before each item was auctioned, the auction house would first estimate its value.
The value of this Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill and pill recipe was estimated to be around twenty million by the Red Clouds Auction, but now it had actually increased by half, as if it hadn’t reached its end yet. It could be said to be a great surprise. For the Auction House, the higher the price, the better. Who would complain about earning more?
“31 million!” Teng Wang gnashed his teeth, no longer as calm as before.
“32 million!” Ye Jian’s voice was also somewhat anxious and annoyed.
Yang Kai couldn’t help scratching his head and muttering, “What do these two mean?”
He thought that 25 million would be the final price, but who would have thought that when he raised the price to 30 million, Teng Wang and Ye Jian would actually follow.
On the other hand, the Proprietress is beautiful and intelligent, so she immediately understood the situation, “They should be cooperating with someone.”
“Cooperate?” Yang Kai looked over suspiciously.
The Proprietress said, “Teng Wang and Ye Jian also said before that they only wanted that Heavenly Yuan Positive Seal Pill, so they didn’t give in to each other before. However, not all of the forces present desire that pill. On the contrary, there are some who are more interested in that pill recipe. Perhaps it is one family, or perhaps it is two or three families who have come to an agreement with Ye Jian and Teng Wang. If they can win the bid, they will share the pill recipe. In this way, as long as one family can produce several million Open Heaven Pill, they will have a chance to obtain a rare pill recipe. Even if they can prove afterwards that this pill recipe is useless, their losses won’t be too great.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai immediately understood.
The previous twenty million had indeed reached the limit of what Teng Wang and Ye Jian could bear, and the cautiousness with which they raised the price each time wasn’t an act.
The only reason they had such courage now was because they had received financial support from others.
“If you want to bid, you should be able to raise the price again,” The Proprietress smiled lightly, “Even if the two of them receive financial support from other families, the amount won’t be too big. Thirty million is almost the limit, unless they’re crazy enough to continue bidding.”
Yang Kai didn’t hesitate, “35 million!”
Inside Room A-5, Teng Wang was furious, “Which friend is joking with me? Please state your name.”
Ye Jian also said, “This friend is too much.”
The Proprietress immediately sneered, “This old lady is just bidding for something, what are you all blabbering about? If you have money, then continue to raise the price. If you don’t, then shut up and stop embarrassing yourself!”
TO BE CONTINUED...