Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 356

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 356: VIP auction! (II)

“Feng Ling’er, this name is really beautiful.” Sima Xian said very seriously, before grabbing Lin Xin’s shoulder, “Lin Xin, we are good brothers right?”

“What do you want?” Lin Xin gave him an alerted look, but even if he wanted to, he wouldn’t be able to struggle free of Sima Xian’s grip.

Sima Xian said in a low voice, “Introduce her to me, and you will be my big brother for life.”

Hearing this ridiculous conversation, Long Haochen couldn’t help but laugh, returning his look to the stage.

Right at that time, the audience was far from being as calm as before. Seeing the two women a stage, everyone guessed that the first item had to be terrifyingly valuable.

Ye Weiyang gave a nod to Feng Ling’er, who smiled before standing to the side.

Ye Weiyang replied, “Everyone must be full of expectations regarding the identity of this item. Let me hold this in reserve, and give everyone the starting price of this item, before showing you its true splendor.”

A clamorous discussion once again followed. Undoubtedly, giving the starting price before showing the item was against the ordinary customs. However, this way everyone’s curiosity rose to the peak.

Ye Weiyang smiled, “The future successor of this auction house, and the most beautiful girl in the whole Alliance’s Great Auction House, Feng Ling’er, is going to announce the starting bid for this item.”

The successor of the Alliance’s Great Auction House? Hearing that, Long Haochen’s group immediately understood the meaning of Lin Xin’s words. In fact, the Alliance’s Great Auction House was backed by the whole Temple Alliance!

Feng Ling’er opened her deep red lips, and smiled, “8 million gold coins!”


When this number came out, the whole hall went into commotion. Even in the VIP auctions of the Alliance’s Great Auction House of Holy City, this price was extremely rare, even as the final result after heated bidding. And the last time it had been reached was actually for a piece of Epic-tier equipment.

The goods on that golden cart could not be any ordinary pieces of equipment. After all, what item could reach such a high price? Those who had the buying strength for such things felt their breath become heavy. To them, money in gold often only represented a number and no more, what they loved the most were actually treasures.

The looks on stage became different, and the two light beams shining on Ye Weiyang and Feng Ling’er merged above the cart.

Ye Weiyang’s voice, that seemed to be filled with magic, reverberated in the whole hall.

“If someone asks me what the most precious thing in the world is, then I will answer with certainty that it is life. That’s right; in this world, what could be more important than one’s own life? Money is in the end just a bunch of zeroes, and our life takes the absolute priority. Once again, one more or less zero holds no importance in comparison. Everyone knows about the value of life. If someone let me appear ten years younger, I would be willing to exchange all I have for that. But the treasure our auction house has today indeed possesses one such characteristic: its ability to prolong life.”

As Ye Weiyang said that, Feng Ling’er slowly lifted the red cloth off the cart, exposing a protective treasure box made of white jade.

The white jade emitted some cold air, appearing all the more beautiful under the lighting from above. All the acknowledged people could tell that this box wasn’t made of ordinary jade, but something made of superior quality jade. The kind that could only appear in the deep layer of ice from thousands of years ago.

Just a box of jade of such size alone would reach millions of gold coins in value, to say nothing that it had to be the work of a great master in sculpturing. Engraved on it was a representation of nine white jade dragons. Even the most subtle scales on it looked extremely distinct.

More astonishingly, a dense luster of gems indistinctly surrounded this jade box. Because of the properties of the jade box, the gem luster couldn’t dazzle brightly, giving off a sort of illusory feeling.

“I am rising to eight million; no need to open the box yet!” A vigorous voice resounded suddenly, coming out from the top row.

Ye Weiyang gave a surprised look, and respectfully replied, “Respectful honored number three guest, I haven’t announced the identity of this treasure yet.”

That vigorous voice gave a deep reply, “I believe in the Alliance’s Great Auction House, and according to the auctioning rules, I can bid in advance. If no one wants to bid over my price, I have priority in the auctioning battle.”

The priority in the auctioning battle was simply the precedence over others that would bid the same price, and he actually went as far as to grab this advantage so quickly.

“Nine million!” A limpid female voice echoed, coming from a nearby VIP lounge.

Ye Weiyang gave a regretful look to the third honored guest, “My deep apologies to you, that honored guest from the fifth lounge bid over as you heard. But now, I must go on with the announcement.”

“Humpf.” That robust voice seemed very displeased about that guest in the fifth lounge. With an angered snort, he stopped all activity.

Long Haochen and Lin Xin exchanged a glance, and the two of them couldn’t help but draw a deep breath. This Alliance’s Great Auction House indeed deserved its reputation. Before the auction even started, the price had already risen to nine million.

Ye Weiyang continued speaking, “If this precious treasure is taken along with the corresponding medicine, it can lengthen a human life by ten years. Distinguished guests, given the priceless aspect of life, I think that you can understand this starting price of eight million gold coins. Moreover, if this precious treasure was simply consumed, that would only be a waste of its great potential.

In Shengmo Dalu, which are the most powerful creatures existing? I think that everyone knows the answer to this: they are the dragons. Even if the cultivating aspect is not considered, no one can compare to dragons’ innate abilities. A dragon’s power lies in their physical power and their elemental abilities, placing them on the top of the food chain. Since I just said that, I believe that everyone guessed what this treasure is. That’s right, it is for a true and immense dragon crystal of the tenth rank that we are opening the bids today.”

She wasn’t wrong in any way: magical beasts of the tenth rank were equivalent to human powerhouses of the ninth step.

“However…” With a turn on her tone, Ye Weiyang exposed a mysterious smile, followed by a light beam shining timely on her.

“A magical crystal from a gigantic dragon of the tenth rank priced at eight millions gold coins can not be considered overpriced for what it is, but it isn’t a cheap price either. But would some of you be disappointed? Then, let me add a little detail to the previous introduction. Actually, this isn’t the magical crystal of an ordinary gigantic dragon.”

“Twelve million!” The voice from before sounded out once again.

This time, without any time of wait, successive calls were made.

“Twelve and a half million!”

“Thirteen million!”

“Fourteen million!”

This auction could only be described as freakish. Before the item even appeared, the prices already reached such a dizzying level.

Just as if she didn’t hear these frantic bids, Ye Weiyang continued her introduction, “Gigantic dragons are actually extremely few in the continent, and a lot of the known gigantic dragons only exist in legends. However, when facing our human powerhouses of the ninth step, most of them can only at most bow their heads. This is for the simple reason that they are not powerful enough.The ordinary gigantic dragons only reach the strength of the ninth rank.

But as for this magical crystal we are putting on auction today, things are different. When intaking the water soaked in it to flow through one’s body, one’s external spiritual energy will be amplified to a great extent. The use of such a magical crystal to increase the external spiritual energy can value up to a hundred thousand units of spiritual energy! Of course, it’s not like everyone can sustain such a great power, and depending on one’s physique and vocation, the one using it would only be able to gain 2,000 to 20,000 units of external spiritual energy.

Of course, external spiritual energy is not the same as internal spiritual energy! As humans, external spiritual energy is extremely difficult to increase through pure cultivation. Even a powerhouse of the ninth step would hardly attain 10,000 units of external spiritual energy. But this magical crystal can give you immediately a defensive strength comparable to that of a gigantic dragon. Now, does everyone still believe our original price of eight million to be excessive?

Moreover, its rarity is unprecedented, because the possessor won’t suffer any retaliation from acquiring this one. Let me tell everyone now that this dragon crystal was given as a present, and won’t create any issue. As for the relationship between dragon crystal and equipment, I think there’s no need to say much, as it can totally act as the core for any equipment of the Epic tier.

After saying all that, everyone must be feeling that I am prolonging this introduction on purpose. However, it is actually not the case at all, because this item is just too precious, and I must let everyone of our honored guests know about its greatest characteristics. Of course, everything I said was just the tip of the iceberg. When its real name will come out, I believe that everyone will have their own judgement on it. Now, miss Feng Ling’er, I shall let you do this announcement.”

The light ray shifted to Feng Ling’er’s body. Stepping forward slightly, she placed her right hand on the jade box, slowly opening it. Intense undulations of spiritual energy immediately dispersed from it in a puff.

“Our first article is the magical crystal of a Devil Dragon from the clan of the Demon God Emperor.”

This time, what followed wasn’t an uproar but a total silence. Everyone’s eyes were fixed on that formidable fist-sized magical crystal, letting out a dense dark golden light. It appeared to be full of a tyrannical power and destructive aura.

“As auctioneers, we must maintain secrecy about our seller’s identity. However, as a girl, I am giving him my praise. No matter who achieved this deed, for having brought the crystal of a Devil Dragon to our Alliance, he is a hero for the human race.”

Ye Weiyang added new worth to that first item.

In truth, even in the Alliance’s Great Auction House, it wasn’t as if excellent goods would be appearing every time. This Devil Dragon Crystal was undoubtedly extremely precious, and according to the appraisal of the auction house, was unconditionally valued above ten million gold coins. To the one who would really need it, this was a priceless treasure. Originally, they had planned on letting it come on screen later, but due to Lin Xin’s request, they had no other choice but to let it be sold as the first item.

  • Asi k k

    thanks… i should be introducing f5 sect here

    • Evilage

      Well since your comment would acutally be at the bottom and nobody cares, that would be difficult, however you an become part of the group which discusses nonsense and theories about the story

      • Jonathan Hurd

        To be fair I always find the discussions more fun than a constant line of ‘Firsts’, but that is just me. Do whatever makes you happy, imo. 😀

        • Robin

          Yeah, although we have some simple-minded “first”s, in general, the comments are really fun!
          Welcome, new member of the crazy bunch. Everyone here participates just how his/her schedule permits it, so no worries. There are enough chapters left for you to have your fill. 😉

          • Evilage

            There is still around 600-700 chapters left so more than enough?

      • Asi k k

        Hmm till I get my admission into PhD I’ll be cultivating in the art of mugging while pondering over few things…
        Sad that I won’t be able to join in the discussions and have the fun along, atleast for few more weeks ,that is.

    • Alex Drake

      No you really shouldn’t. That group is cancer on Wuxiaworld

      • Asi k k

        Well somehow I realised it now 😃
        I feel embarrassed to find my self in this meaningless compition of first’s.

        • Luke Confidential

          The f5 sect here doesn’t behave that way. We tend to have more meaningful conversation.

          • Asi k k

            Well.. BTW the new chapter is out

  • Asi k k

    thanks… i should be introducing f5 sect here

  • Black Dove

    Nice chapter! Thanks for the reading treat~^_^

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! The bidding war begins!

  • Luke Confidential

    Up to 100,000 units of External Spiritual Energy and up to 20k anticipated per recipient.

    You guys thinking they’ll be able to saturate the whole team with two crystals?

    Imagine the look on Ah Bao’s face the next time he fights LHC and his human form actually has inferior External Spiritual Energy to this human Knight =D

    • Evilage

      LHC is probably gonna use two and give the remaining two to cai’er, i believe thats what his teammates would want too since they got major powerups and stuff aftet they started to be with LHC.

      • Luke Confidential

        You’re assuming that LHC and Cai-Er are capable of consuming the entirety of two gems.

        My assumption is that- because of the way the gem’s have been described to function and LHC’s reminition of bathing in an herbal pool- that there is going to be a bath for the four men and a bath for the three women [perhaps Hao Yue and McDull will be authorized to join the ladies?] with one crystal each.

        This way that 100,000 that ‘nobody can assimilate entirely’ gets distributed appropriately.

        One possible method I might see working is LHC and Cai-Er each step in first to see what they can assimilate, they each manage to take double the expected limit [40,000] and then the rest join them one by one in their respective baths, starting from the Combatants and finishing with Lin Xin and Ying-Er respectively.

        • Evilage

          or maybe cai’er and LHC go in a bath together? i mean isn’t that how it usually goes, he first hugs her, cai’er likes hugs and showers him with hugs, he kisses her, they kill alot now(i think), first erotic moment, more erotic moments :3

          • Luke Confidential

            Wrong author. This guy’s Xianxia never go beyond PG13 in the romance department.

          • Evilage

            Dammit! though it would be weird to see that happen with children…..(i’m a terrible person) v.v

          • Luke Confidential

            To be fair, they’re teenagers. Underage teenagers, but teenagers.

            Also I seem to recall their cultivation giving them appearances more resembling adults than children.

            Remember how Grandpa Han claimed LHC was 20 during the tournament and while somewhat doubtful it was basically accepted? That was about two years prior to this.

          • Evilage

            That would be due to genetics and stuff? I know some people who are around 26 but look 15, i myself look around 26 while i’m 18 in actuality.
            People areally cant check the age of others with the appearence

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair they live in an environment where death is a constant looming threat for everyone. So it makes sense that you would seek love and mature faster than in our culture which is relatively safer. Being above 15 and just starting to get a handle on it seems like somewhat late blooming if you ask me.

          • Kaarme

            I don’t think just taking a highly embarrassing bath together would need to be over PG13. They would just sit there facing the opposite directions. Their backs merely touching would give them super thrills. Surely.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Is it bad that reading your comment Porn Scenario music started playing in my head…

            God now I really want to see that.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I get the feeling that this won’t actually consume the crystals to use them like this. It feels more like this is just a by product of the energy emitting from them into the water. To me it wouldn’t be ranked so highly if it could just dissolve into water and it is still from creatures at the 9th step. I think this might be related to the Dragon Oil that the head priest traded for. That also had the ability to increase External Spiritual Energy.

        I think what they might end up doing is putting one in a hot tub and letting the whole team soak in it. Kind of like what LHC’s dad had him do before.

        • Luke Confidential

          To be fair, increasing External Spiritual Energy was a theory I proposed, the story didn’t outright state such, only that it was of no cost to the Devil Dragons to produce but valuable to the Alliance.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Are we sure it wasn’t confirmed? I thought I read it in a chapter…. Hm time to back track!

          • Luke Confidential

            Be sure to report your findings, Demon Hunter Hurd

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Hmm I was looking through no real sightings yet…. I may just be overlooking it though.

            Also if I’m a Demon Hunter I claim position of Knight, wooh!

          • Luke Confidential

            You were either scouting [assassin] or doing some serious research [mage/summoner/priest?] just now 😛

            Check my message at the top of this comment section to hop in on the Regulars Demon Hunt Squad discussion.

          • Evilage

            Oh so this is how all that demon hunt squad disscusstions above started

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Evilage

    I kinda had a feeling this would happen, now i just want the auction to know that LHC were the people who got those crystals(not possible but still)

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro and Adrian!

  • Psyside


  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro and sponsor Adrian H

  • Kaarme

    Sima is dreaming very big, it seems. If the woman is the next head of the auction house, she ought to be an extremely tough businesswoman, right? Not the easiest target, surely. But who knows what’s her taste in men. Maybe she would appreciate a man who is rarely at home and would thus leave her in peace to run the business.

    • Robin

      Hahaha, as it seems he will be “home” for the next year or so, if one judges based on their warm shower of contribution points. Your theory of the rarely seen at home war hero, although nice, is easily deflated. 😛

      • Kaarme

        I actually considered that, but if we look back at it, when they aren’t out on a mission, they are hanging around at the rented demon hunter cabin planning strategies or marvelling their own good fortunes, or they are somewhere training and cultivating. Would that really change? You’d think Haochen and Cai’er would be elsewhere flirting and Lin Xin away as well wooing Li Xin. But they usually aren’t.

        I reckon Sima would indeed be visiting home occasionally during those times, but most of it he would be away, even if just away in the same city.

        • Robin

          In this regard, you are right. Haochen won’t tolerate any slacking and Sima knows how important cultivating is while he is still young. Another interesting thing is the age, he and the woman could fit, but although the auction house princess, as well as Sima as an official DH are part of the society, I can’t help and see him still as a child. She is alreadywell set and he still struggling to build his reputation.

          • Evilage

            oh yes age part
            they all are 14-15 and getting more action than me

          • Luke Confidential

            I thought Sima was 18 or 19

          • Evilage

            he is? what was Feng Ling’er’s(can i even add ‘ there, sorry forgot what it was called xD) age again?
            i don’t think she is that old
            max 15 assumed

          • Luke Confidential

            The apostrophe looks better if you use a hyphen rather than an apostrophy for the honorific.

            Fing Ling-er’s

          • Evilage

            Oh yes its called the apostrophe and it can be spelled with a y too?, i guess we learn something new everyday
            The name with a hyphen looks weird.

          • Robin

            It is the same with Cai’er, everytime I type Cai’er’s i feel a little weird, but it doesn’t look that bad.

            About their ages, when the DHS is formed:

            Haochen 14
            Cai’er 14
            Lin Xin 19
            Sima 17-18 ?
            Han Yu 21-22

            I don’t know exactly about the others, but I guess they were also between 18 and 25 since it was such a rare thing for Haochen and Cai’er to be this young and succeed in the competition.
            Since some time passed since the formation of the squad, they should respectively be one year older now.

          • Evilage

            Next romanctic chapter han yu!(unless he already has someone 0.0)

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I think Yinger is close to Cai’er’s age. The big difference between the two was Cai’er was such a rare 5th step at their age while Yinger only reached 4th.

            Wang Yuanyuan I think is probably around Lin Xin and Sima. They did say Han Yu has kind of turned into the big brother for everyone so it is pretty clear that he is most likely the oldest.

          • Robin

            He is the oldest, this was recently stated again. And we know that he is too old to participate another time in the competition, which makes him over 20. I still guess Ying’er is a little older than Cai’er or it wouldn’t have been that big a deal that Cai’er is that young. The difference is that Yin’er grew up as a pampered princess and is still more childish.
            I absolutely agree with Yuanyuan’a age.

    • Psyside

      I imagine a rich Sima with a shit ton of bling….

      • Luke Confidential

        Just look at that ridiculously massive golden chain he brings with him everywhere.

  • ZaX

    No wonder why those crystals are so coveted. Thanks for the chapter

  • Luke Confidential

    Alright, now that I sort of created this spinoff in a different comment I want to follow up on it.

    What are the classes of the Totobro regular Demon Hunt Squad?

    I just sent Jonathon on a scouting mission so I’m declaring him the Assassin.

    Robin always seems to be looking with a positive/good/kind perspective, so I’m thinking she’s our priest.

    Evilage has gotta be either the Mage or the Summoner.

    I’m thinking I might be the Knight?

    All of these are just theories and open to discussion and alteration.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I kind of like Assassin. I swiftly swoop in and throw out different theories and then run off to the shadows. I also attack with weird jokes from unexpected angles to hit peoples weak points. Maybe I should start ending my comments by saying ‘releases smoke bomb’.

      I think Knight suits you Luke and we do work well together to formulate theories so that works as well, :D. Now what we have to decide is if you are Retribution or Guardian Knight.

      I wonder if we should characterize Toto as Summoner. Since he is the one who conjures up the new chapters and brings in the new people. He is also the person with the power to banish people in the form of bans so makes sense to me.

      To me I think I might put Robin as Guardian Knight since she is in charge of moderating and helping out Toto. So kind of acts as Toto’s shield. Priest also might work since I think she works as an Editor for Toto so heals the ‘monsters’ Toto summons and buffs them to top quality.

      Now we need to figure out who can take up the position of Mage and Warrior for our little rag tag team. The only annoying thing about Warrior is figuring out how to differentiate them from Knights for the most part, hmm…. Maybe someone a little less active/powerful than the Knight Character, but still does similar job could work.

      Those are my thoughts for now so I must be off! ‘releases smoke bomb and disappears into the shadows….’

      • Evilage

        I agree with you, toto would be a great summoner. I mean he already has summoned the whole bunch of people using bait..*ahem*chapters.
        I also agree with jonathan being an assassin since he mostly comes out of nowhere and joins in a conversation.
        As for robin, luke i think you kind of MMO stereotyped here as mostly priest class is used by girls(note:i did say mostly), well going with jonathan since we have two knights, who is the retainer of who?

        I dont mind being anything apart from warrior,i’m not the muscle head thinking type of berserking guy if you didnt notice

        • Luke Confidential

          If we have enough full on Regulars [people who tend to post on most chapters] there’s no problem having one Primary Knight and one Guardian Knight retainer. Otherwise I figure we’ll avoid the retainer.

          I may have Typecast Robin, but I was basing it on the personality I’ve perceived [perhaps mistakenly, I’m not an excellent judge of character even in person let alone in text] in her posts rather than an intentional typecasting.

          Since Jonathon declared me a Knight, our current lineup might look as follows:

          Assassin: Jonathon
          Warrior [Berserker]: Evilage
          Knight [Guardian]: Luke
          Priest: Robin
          Mage: Psyside
          Summoner: Toto???????

          I hesitate to include Toto because- although he’s an omnipresent part of this site- he doesn’t participate in the comments very much. Mostly only in response to corrections of typos or somesuch.

          Toto is more like the Demon Race, always there, always pushing onwards like a river of awesome with whom we participate on these boards.

          He’s the Enemy in our PvE, the GM to our Party, the Host of this fantastic adventure.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I think the code was that the Temple Alliance allows for Retainer Guardian Knights because of how important their presence is to a teams survival. They have the best defensive capabilities that Shield Warriors can’t match since the Knights have Divine Obstruction.

            I have to say I enjoy the idea of Toto being the Demon God Emperor. That makes me happy inside for some reason. Could maybe put Toto down as Austin Griffin. An entity that makes the whole demon race quake in fear. Also with the speed he gets releases out especially on double chapters day you sometimes have to wonder if he has another head helping him translate :P.

            I wonder if we should figure out our Elements as well. I feel like Fire is probably one we will want to avoid since that is so easy to associate with Flaming. I need to consider which one I might like…. I kind of like the idea of Death since I usually end up as the last comment of Columns :P.

          • Psyside

            Ye Toto is Demon god emperor thats a fact. Toto is final boss.
            So put Kaarme as a summoner

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair if we have Toto as the DGE maybe we should figure out what kind of DG the rest of us would be. Only problem with that is we haven’t gotten too many descriptions of the 72, but we do know a few of them, :D.

          • Psyside

            Im Moon Demon God Called it xD

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I kind of want to be Anan. Bad ass all by myself no need to rely on back up.

          • Kaarme

            Alright, my role is clear to me in this scenario: I’ll be the early, nameless low-level demon boss the squad encounters suddenly, who seems to be all frightening and full of bravado but in fact is slain immediately and pitifully by the retribution knight’s special attack.

          • Luke Confidential

            Oh that’s right, you have been becoming a regular haven’t you Kaarme.

            I do believe we’ve found our Summoner or Retainer Guardian Knight [unless neither role appeals to you.]

    • Psyside

      And i get ignored. Turns around and goes to corner

      • Evilage

        Hey there still are slots availible, luke left them open since he didnt know how which one to put you in, no need to cry 😂

      • Jonathan Hurd

        If it makes you feel better I was trying to think of where to put you in, but I couldn’t think of it off the top of my head.

  • Anto Wibowo

    After this the richest person should be gone and the auction battle will be smother.
    Thank you for the chapter!

    • Luke Confidential

      Oh wow that strategy facet completely slipped my notice. Good catch.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        The other nice thing is that what they are selling is mostly useful for people who can fight. So they are potentially taking out a big rival that might have appeared down the line to fight them for other items.

  • normal guy

    I wonder how the rich guys simply believed that the dragons wont retaliate. they dot know the full story and they definitely wont believe i the promises made by the demons.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      To be fair from what has been said before the demons and the humans both have never gone back on their promises. Both realize that the moment they do so then their word will mean absolutely nothing and they will never be able to make deals again. It is honestly too damaging to the future for them to break their promises.

      The other part is that they are putting their faith in the Auction House. Think of how important reputation is for an AH. If you lie to your customers who is ever going to buy your products again? With these two things I think the customers are fairly safe to think it is safe to own this item.

      Also anyone with the kind of disposable income to bid on something in the high millions is definitely going to have a decent amount of guards and a big information network. Add to that they are all hiding their true identities. Finding information about how these crystals were acquired is not that hard or much of a secret and the demons finding them is pretty difficult. Worst comes to worst you can always resell it and pass the burden to someone else especially after using it for the strengthening effect.

  • Erebus

    Thanks for the chapter!