Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 070

Chapter 70: The Mysterious Stone Orb (II)

Lin Xin had the 6th booth, and its location was nearly perfect, directly facing the auction platform. The female attendant, whom he called ‘Xiao Nuo’, pushed open the door, allowing them to enter the booth.

The booth had a surface of 100 square meters with a brown carpet lying on the floor; stepping on it gave a comfortable feeling. It was elegantly decorated; green plants were placed on both sides, and a semi-circular white sofa dominated the center of the room Even if ten or more people sat down, it still would not feel crowded. On the right side were transparent windows of crystal through which the auction platform could be clearly seen.

On the small table in front of the sofa were various kinds of fruits and desserts.

Lin Xin started to speak: “Brother Long, you two beautiful women, please sit, please sit. Xiao Nuo, bring two bottles of Sweet Nectar Red Devil.”

“Right away.” Xiao Nuo revealed a sweet smile, and left while closing the door.

Lin Xin sat beside Long Hao Chen, and told him: “Brother Long, do you still have other magical beasts to sell? It doesn’t matter whether they are dead or alive. It’s too hard nowadays to find magical beasts1 like your Dark Green Dual Bladed Demon. Truthfully, I needed it very urgently this time.”

Long Hao Chen shook his head, giving his reply: “I only had this mutated-magical beast from the demon race to sell. What do you need the body of this Dark Green Dual Bladed Demon for?” In regard to alchemy, he was very curious.

Lin Xin faintly laughed, and said: “Take a look.” With a red glint, a crystal vial appeared, and three scarlet red pills could be seen through the crystal.

“These are energy pills I made. One of the main materials is the powder milled from the shell of a Dark Green Dual Bladed Demon. It is an excellent item!”

Long Hao Chen was surprised, “Energy pill? What is it used for? Can it increase external spiritual energy?”

Lin Xin mysteriously shook his head, and answered: “You will know in just a few minutes. The auction is about to start, let’s watch.”

Xiao Nuo entered the booth once more, with two bottles of fruit wine. She placed them down, before calmly pouring a cup for each person. Clearly, it was the Sweet Nectar Red Devil that Lin Xin had spoken of a little earlier.

“Taste it, this thing is not bad, it’s a specialty in the south.” After he lifted and drank a cup, his eyes turned towards the auction platform.

Long Hao Chen lifted a cup as well, but as soon as he drank a gulp, bitterness hit his tongue, and a heavily scented fruit taste completely filled his mouth, spreading its flavor all around. An overly warm feeling entered his stomach, before quickly spreading throughout the rest of his body.

Li Xin and Lin Jia Lu sat on the side, looking at Lin Xin and Long Hao Chen conversing. After drinking a single gulp of this Sweet Nectar Red Devil, their looks changed completely. It had been the first time Long Hao Chen had seen this sort of fruit wine, however this wasn’t the case for the two girls. Lin Jia Lu’s father had a bottle in his collection, and kept it as a treasure that he was unwilling to drink. This Sweet Nectar Red Devil was said to be made using the sweet nectar of a type of rose flower, after it had been passed through 99 processes; only 20 bottles were produced every year. Lin Xin had actually gone as far as to take out such a treasure to entertain them.

In fact, the cup of Sweet Nectar Red Devil in their hand had cost even more than the Dark Green Dual Bladed Demon Long Hao Chen just sold. This fellow was really too wealthy.

On the auction platform, a beautiful woman led the auction. At this moment, the number of people seated outside had increased by at least fifty percent.

The auctioneer was gorgeous. Dressed in a long pure-red-colored skirt, tall and well developed with her long black hair fluttering behind. She gave the feeling of someone capable and experienced. Walking to the center of the platform, she lifted up both her arms, and slightly bowed. Her gentle and beautiful voice was extremely pleasant to listen to, “To all guests coming from Aimei City, Welcome to this auction house of the Holy Union. My name is Xing Xuan and I am pleased to serve each of our honoured guests present today.”

Cheering voices resounded, and whistling sounds could be heard everywhere. Clearly, this auctioneer was very welcoming.

“Now, let’s see our first article.” The auctioneer didn’t excessively stir up the crowd with her speech, but rather directly acclaimed and saluted the participants before directly entering the main event.

Seated beside Long Hao Chen was Lin Xin, his eyes completely flowery, “Sister Xing Xuan is still so beautiful, she’s truly classy! If not for the fact that I am only 18 years-old, I would definitely try to woo her. Little brother Long, what do you think of her? Beautiful, isn’t she?”

“Mh.” Long Hao Chen lowered his head, flustered.

Another attendant, dressed similarly to Xiao Nuo, appeared, approaching the platform while pushing a cart containing something covered by a red cloth.

Xing Xuan smiled and said: “We think everyone here has guessed which article we will be auctioning first; it is in fact the goods of our mysterious ‘master Lin’. A lot of people have been asking me how they can buy master Lin’s pills. Now, I will give you all the answer. Master Lin is working together with our auction house and selling all of his pills through us. It means you won’t be able find these anywhere else.”

Long Hao Chen almost immediately looked at Lin Xin next to him, “Is she speaking about you?”

Lin Xin answered quite proudly: “I am precisely this master Lin! Being young is truly great! Outside, even if I say that I am the one who made this pill, no one will believe me. But this is for the best, it would be too troublesome if my identity were to be known after all.”

Long Hao Chen was quite surprised, “Are you saying that you aren’t worried that I might tell others? We’ve just met after all.”

Lin Xin, full of mysteries, smiled: “Of course I’m not worried. Let’s take a look at the auction.”

The red cloth was uncovered, and a beautiful bottle made of crystal appeared on the golden cart. The view from the booth was quite good, and Long Hao Chen could see with a glance that this crystal bottle contained a red pill, exactly the same energy pill as the ones Lin Xin had shown him earlier. However, this bottle only contained one of them.

“This is an item produced by master Lin, the Jade Body Protection Pill: a pill at the peak of the third step’s level. After using it, for a quarter of an hour, the external spiritual energy dedicated to the body’s defense will be increased by 500 units. The skin of the user will became as hard as steel, and it will improve physical attacks as well as magical ones. This is not the first time the Jade Body Protection Pill has been up for sale, so I won’t say much to introduce it. In the battlefield, possessing a pill of this kind is almost equivalent to having another life. The starting price will be a thousand gold coins. Each bid must be at least 50 gold coins higher than the previous.”

The external spiritual energy dedicated to the body’s defense could be increased by 500 units? Even if this amplified spiritual energy couldn’t be used to attack, what did 500 extra units of external spiritual energy imply? It implied that almost any attack of the fourth step or lower could be rendered ineffective. To top it off, this effect lasted for a quarter of an hour.

Long Hao Chen was somewhat affected but Li Xin and Lin Jia Lu were completely astonished. The value of such a little pill, was a thousand gold coins! No wonder magical alchemy was known as the most lucrative vocation. This master Lin was truly extraordinary.

Quickly, bids were called one after another, and after a moment, the price of this Jade Body Protection Pill reached 1500 gold coins.

Long Hao Chen’s heartbeat quickened; this auctioneer Xing Xuan was right. By having such a pill, as long as he wasn’t facing powerful enemies above the fourth step, it was equivalent to having another life. Essentially, if he had had one of these pills when he faced the Dark Green Dual Bladed Demon, he wouldn’t have ended up so wounded.

Ultimately, the pill was auctioned for the price of 1800 gold coins.

Lin Xin seemed unsatisfied of this price, “Only 1800? It was sold for 2000 last time. It looks like I should sell less of this product to increase the value. This master shouldn’t spread them like beans, making them easier to get. Brother Long, would you like to make a deal with me?”

Long Hao Chen’s heart skipped a bit, “What kind of deal?”

Lin Xin revealed a smile and took out a crystal bottle with three Jade Body Protection Pills, progressively reaching it out towards Long Hao Chen, explaining: “You only need to answer a question, and these Jade Body Protection Pills are for you.”

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  1. refers to the fact the Dark Green Dual Bladed Demon is actually a mutated magical beast
  • anon

    first?

  • plusy

    last?

    • Not anymore.
      Ow, btw my bad, forgot to disable comment before release. Well, I’ll not forget next time.

      • yuzu

        booooo! and I was so eager for the chapter. che! =3=

        • Michael Finjan

          to even dare to boooo at my bro toto.. do you have no dignity? well, my bad.. what did i expect of a fake vampire who thinks apples is blood… tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

          • yuzu

            your bro? who the hell is your bro?? don’t lower him down to your level you disgusting creature!
            AND FYI HE IS MY LITTLE BRO!!!!

          • Michael Finjan

            imma really feeling sad for bro toto… to have to stand out with someone like you… even dare to think that you have the right to lower him to a level underneath you! who do you think you are? you filthy delusional fake vampire… go back to ur room and think about you have just said.. eat a apple to, so you stop complaining about ur period..

            tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

          • yuzu

            mind if I just kill him right here everyone? not like there’s anyone to miss him right? I should reeeeeeallyyyyy murder him! since I’m doing a favour to the society by getting rid off such filth! riiiiight?

          • Michael Finjan

            Hahaha, you? kill me? hahaha, keep dreaming baka… but since you have evolved ur IQ in the last few day(from IQ 1 to IQ 1,0001) i shall ignore this joke made by the delusional yuzu.. but still, tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

  • kensche heiashi

    meow….

    • yuzu

      nyaa? where’s the chapter?

      • Michael Finjan

        You have come so far that you even have begun acting like a cat yuzu.. you really have entered the zone of no return.. tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

        • yuzu

          Errrr….. how annoying! this is a conversion between me and my slave so…. SHUT UP BAKA NEKO!!!

          • Michael Finjan

            even thinks of others as ur slaves? that´s just so shameful of you.. tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

      • kensche heiashi

        *flees*

  • Joseph Orellana

    last~

    • FalseLuck

      Damn it moonmoon.

  • Kuro Neko

    whats your time zone? cause i don’t know what your so called late or early is.

    • Ellcrys

      He lives in France, GMT+1. He mentions it in the Pace/Staff section

      • Kuro Neko

        oh, i didn’t know, thanks

  • Sai M

    Thanks for the chapter m8.

    • yuzu

      where?

      • Michael Finjan

        somewhere….

        PS. shame on you yuzu

        • yuzu

          no one asked you! shut up Baka neko!

          • Michael Finjan

            and here i am, trying to be kind to this thing BUT ofc.. i should have followed what that old guy once said… don´t try to be kind to a delusional person, they are gonna accuse you for not minding there business… tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

          • yuzu

            wouldn’t it be strange if that old guy is actually…YOU!
            I’m just saying… 😛
            PS. maybe you’re thinking that the guy shows up in the mirror is THAT old man? well since it’s YOU we’re talking about here that may not be impossible! riiiiiight??? 😉

          • Michael Finjan

            mirrors? is that how you meet ur only friend? by seeing ur self in the mirror.. huehue.. so forever alone.. but well, since ur delusional and stupid you probably didn’t know that there actually exist more living beings that just you but they just ignore you.. tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

        • yuzu

          no one asked you! Stupid cat! just can’t keep your mouth shut now can you?!

          • Michael Finjan

            then who did yea ask? i have never really heard of anyone else then me talking to you, and the only reason i do is because I’m kind and generous.. tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

  • StormHAWK

    Hmm… Hope that something epic happen to the mc. Ik that he’s already a freak but it’s still lacking. Probably because of his pet. Maybe it might turn out cool but lizard is not an option plez

    • Warshy

      I guess his pet will evolve into a dragon some time later

      • mistmoon

        Or an hydra ( with all its heads….9 in the end maybe?)

        • Warshy

          Hail Hydra !

  • Ryan Ty

    Maybe they sell a magic stove with different elemental then the Haunting Event and the new guys buy it for the hero so he can apologies for being the way he is and they can before true friend.

  • Alexandre Leguillon

    BIen joué continue ainsi!!!!!!!!

  • Will

    im thinking hes going to look something like tiamat in the future

    • SgtSteve

      I think 1head is missing. 1head for each attribute(light,darkness,earth,fire,water,air) but nice i think the same 😉

      • Michael Finjan

        Naah, air have never counted as one.. and how´s a wind head supposed to look like?

        • rovan

          I imagine the wind head would look the same as the other heads except it would attack with something like a tornado? The same question could be asked regarding what any elemental head looks like haha

          • Michael Finjan

            well, fire=red and the so on.. that´s kinda common sense brah

          • rovan

            Not sure where the five elements above are from since I figured air and wind would be the same but I would say air would be yellow, I would normally say earth is green but I think in coiling dragon it is yellow and wind is green. It’s an imaginary dragon head so it can be pink for all I care haha Common sense doesn’t really apply with magical elements, dragons and what colour they should be ^^

          • Michael Finjan

            Aah, i get it.. you have´nt visited the common sense about dragons and bitches guide yet huh? well, only vip gets invited so work hard, maybe one day you will know what colure all element dragons are!

          • rovan

            There was such a thing!? I must remain diligent in my studies so that one day I get my invite! 😀

        • Availchet

          The difference would be in eye colour and attack

        • LOL did you already forget one of the heads is holy? I don’t think that is 1 of 5 elements you usually see.

          • Michael Finjan

            well, i would instead say that one of the heads is light instead of holy.. light usually stands for heals and shit like that..

          • so does water in a lot of things. light more often stands for purification/exorcism in things i have read.

          • Michael Finjan

            well, it´s just what kind of novels ur reading… different novels have different kind of rules.. it´s not like we got water magic in rl so we can know what it does.. it´s all up to the authors imagination.. water could have a advantage against lightning all i care

          • or could majorly suck xD I love it when i see 1 novel say that water is an effective guard against lightning and in another the water simply conducts it and the user gets fried hhehe

          • Michael Finjan

            well, only fanfics got those against “the novel common sense” rules though

          • people who write fanfics either try that badly or are too scared to do something different and just repeat what they have read elsewhere 🙁 so I only ever refer to published/hosted novels :s

          • Michael Finjan

            same, most ff are great at the first few chapters but… after just getting through a couple of chapters… it gets horrible… i have only liked 2ff from after reading 100+.. (most are dropped after reading at least half) the one ff i loved were change: new world… but it´s quite sad that the “author” have dropped it.. #cry

          • yup, and some that continue onwards were trash from the beginning that people egg the author on to keep writing only because it fits their daydreams in where they can do everything with convenience and no1 can stop them xD the biggest problem with fanfics is that you have no guarantee a story will reach completion or maintain it’s quality, almost always ending up dropped or re-done until dropping :S #lackofwill 😉

          • Michael Finjan

            wait.. you don´t need to call that a big problem.. it´s more of the 5 rules to write a novel… i have never read a ff that have had an good ending, no.. i would´t even call them a ending… more like.. hey, i found the ultimate weapon on the ground, i shall go kill the dragon.. kills dragon. the end…

            but the only reason i never write so called hate comments in royal road are cause some light novels suck to.. If you have read gun otouka something (translated by re:translations) then you would notice that the beginning is almost perfect, not because i loved it or something… but then.. the farther you read.. the more you hate how urself for thinking that it were a good novel

          • lol I still read that one despite my initial comment on the subject of such stories being “no matter how good your memory may be, creating guns in a fictional world will just get you killed on your first test run” 😛 also with ff you could say the story ends at wherever you decide to abandon it xD since there is no more story for you 😛

          • Phillip Bernard

            light and holy attributes are one in the same this is light/holy spirit energy so its both in this realm not different

        • Phillip Bernard

          explain how fire is red and earth is Brown and is green life or plant or air what would they look like
          simple there is no define shape or color for a dragon hydra lavithian wyvern wurm it also depends on age and origin like golden dragon in Chinese mythology so really it depends on the view of the writer/drawer

      • asmodous

        Remember this is Chinese, they have five elements, wind, air, metal, lightning(fire) and water, same as Japan. Those plus light and dark make seven.

    • Avarrencus

      looks like Dragon FGD/Five God Dragon from Yu-Gi-oH!

  • TLODAN

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • Dauntes

    Thanks for the new chapter! This new character is already kind of tiresome.

  • Pavel

    Thanks.

  • totesose

    thanks <3 but what is sleep time? 9?

    • Phillip Bernard

      my clock say sleep tim . is 3:37am-_- I started this 5hrs ago

  • Noah

    100 square meters for 10 people?

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • kensche heiashi

    Thank you very much for the translation, translator! Many thanks towards the Author!

  • Thanks~!

  • jacobpaige

    I have a feeling that this question is going to be related to beauty or girls, but he may surprise me and ask something relevant about LHC’s power and/or the upcoming competition and LHC’s participation in it.

  • Frun Blumglin

    Thanks for the chapter!!~

  • Ronald Wood

    What question is that

    • Ravenous Basilisk

      The answer is surely must be ’42’ xD

      • Phillip Bernard

        no the answer is……nothing he made him divide 0 with 0 and cuase the world to implode

  • KenKen

    Thnx for the chapter