Chapter 1178: Making Big Profits With A Small Capital
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After the grade one Spirit Sword was sold at the ridiculous price of 300,000 high-grade Origin Stones to Zhou Ji who represented the Zhou Clan, the Zhou Clan’s auction fair came to its peak.
“This is the final item!”
“I’m sure the final item must be outstanding since Manager Zhou Ji placed it at the end of the auction.”
“This is exciting.”
Everyone had their eyes on Zhou Ji as they waited for the final item.
Zhou Ji did not disappoint the crowd as he took out a medicinal pill bottle after putting the grade one Spirit Sword away. It was an ordinary medicinal pill bottle.
“Medicinal pill?” Many of them were disappointed when they saw the medicinal pill bottle.
Even if it was a grade one medicinal pill, it was incomparable to a grade one Spirit Weapon in terms of value.
Naturally, that was if it was a grade one medicinal pill with normal Purity.
“I believe the medicinal pill that Manager Zhou Ji placed at the end of the auction must be extraordinary,” someone said and looked at Zhou Ji eagerly.
Many people agreed with what he said.
Zhou Ji shook the medicinal pill bottle in his hand while he stood on the auction stage. He said to the crowd before him, “Everyone! There’s a medicinal pill in the medicinal pill bottle in my hand… This medicinal pill is the final item of our Zhou Clan’s auction fair today! This is the final item.”
A medicinal pill?
Zhou Ji’s words surprised many people.
It was excusable to have a medicinal pill bottle full of medicinal pills with high Purity as the grand finale’s item, but it was a little stingy that there was only one medicinal pill in the bottle.
That was what most people thought.
However, that thought vanished as soon as Zhou Ji introduced the medicinal pill as a grade one Life Recovery Pill with 91% Purity.
The entire place fell silent.
“A Life Recovery Pill with 91% Purity? Its medicinal efficacy… Doesn’t that mean its medicinal efficacy is a few folds higher than the usual grade one Life Recovery Pills?” Many of them said with a shocked expression on their faces.
“Manager Zhou Ji… I wonder if you can bring out the grade one Life Recovery Pill out for an old man like me to have a look?” An old man wearing a mask in the VIP area stood up.
Everyone, including Zhou Ji, had their eyes on him as a purple flame with silver edges appeared on his palm when he lifted his arm. It was a grade two Pill Fire.
Based on that, everyone could tell the old man was a grade two Alchemist.
He made that request because he did not really believe a grade one medicinal pill with 91% Purity existed. He wanted to confirm that for himself.
Although Zhou Clan’s auction fair had maintained a good reputation since they had never cheated anyone, a grade one medicinal pill with 91% Purity was too ridiculous. It was a little hard for him to believe.
“Of course.” Zhou Ji nodded and took out the grade one Life Recovery Pill from the medicinal pill bottle at the same time. He presented it to the old man who had arrived onstage like a gust of wind.
The masked old man examined the grade one Life Recovery Pill.
The emotion in his eyes instantly changed from curious to surprise before it was eventually filled with shock.
Soon after, the masked old man’s breath quickened. He could not help but exclaim, ‘It… It really is a grade one Life Recovery Pill with 91% Purity!” His voice was filled with shock and disbelief.
An uproar erupted at the Zhou Clan’s auction fair once again after hearing the affirmation from the old man.
Most of them were unwilling to pay such a high price for the grade one Spirit Sword that gave a 90% power boost earlier. However, they would do anything to fight for this grade one Life Recovery Pill with 91% Purity!
As a Healing Medicinal Pill, a grade one Life Recovery Pill was beneficial in many ways.
The grade one Life Recovery Pill with 91% Purity’s medicinal efficacy was many folds more powerful than the usual grade one Life Recovery Pill. Although it could not revive a dead person or regenerate flesh on bones, it was almost at that level.
How could they not be moved by this kind medicinal pill that could save lives during critical moments?
Everyone only had one life. They would be dead if their life was taken away.
Was it not worth it to go broke in order to save one’s life?
It was completely silent in the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square. All that could be heard was the sound of heavy breathing. It caused the atmosphere to turn tensed.
At this moment, everyone, excluding Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu, had their eyes on the grade one Life Recovery Pill in Zhou Ji’s hand.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Tian Wu and asked with a smile, “Tian Wu, how much do you think I can get for this grade one Life Recovery Pill?”
“It won’t be any lower than the sword earlier,” Tian Wu said.
Duan Ling Tian forced a smile on his face. Would it not be better if she did not answer at all since what she said was redundant?
Meanwhile, the bid for the grade one Life Recovery Pill had begun.
“Dear customers, I don’t think I need to explain further on what this grade one Life Recovery Pill with 91% Purity can do… So, let’s start the auction! The opening bid is 10,000 high-grade Origin Stones!” Zhou Ji said loudly on the auction stage.
“100,000 high-grade Origin Stones!” Someone in the VIP area bid as soon as Zhou Ji was done speaking.
The people seated at the non-VIP area shook their heads one after another. They knew there was no way they could bid now.
“200,000 high-grade Origin Stones!” The second person from the VIP area bid soon after.
“250,000 high-grade Origin Stones!” The third person followed without further delay.
“Seems like it’ll surpass the grade one Spirit Sword’s price soon.” Duan Ling Tian revealed a smile on his face.
If all the materials that were needed to refine the grade one Spirit Sword only cost 100 high-grade Origin Stones, then the materials needed to refine a cauldron of ten grade one Life Recovery Pills would cost tens of high-grade Origin Stones at the most.
However, the grade one medicinal pill that only cost a couple of high-grade Origin Stones was being sold at hundreds of thousands of high-grade Origin Stones. He was definitely making big profits with a small capital!
“400,000 high-grade Origin Stones!” A familiar voice reverberated in the air. It was Zhou Ji on the auction stage who represented the Zhou Clan to bid for the grade one Life Recovery Pill that Duan Ling Tian put up for auction. He had bid 400,000 high-grade Origin Stones.
“450,000 high-grade Origin Stones!” Someone bid after him this time.
“500,000 high-grade Origin Stones!” Zhou Ji bid again. That was when he defeated the crowd and obtained the grade one Life Recovery Pill in his hand.
“Too bad I have limited high-grade Origin Stones with me. Otherwise, the grade one Life Recovery Pill would’ve been mine!” Many of the people in the VIP area sighed as they shook their heads.
“800,000 high-grade Origin Stones altogether!” Duan Ling Tian had a charming smile on his face.
In his opinion, he obtained the high-grade Origin Stones way too easily.
Naturally, he knew it was because the two items that he brought were rare.
Just like the saying went, ‘When the fruit is scarce, its taste is the sweetest’. It described the situation perfectly.
They would not be as valuable if he brought out ten or twenty grade one Spirit Swords or hundreds of grade one Life Recovery Pills of the same level.
“Our Zhou Clan’s auction fair has come to an end. Thank you for coming!” Zhou Ji bade everyone goodbye with a smile as he stood on the auction stage.
At this time, many people were getting up from their seats to leave.
“Wait!” At this moment, a voice sounded out of nowhere. Although it was not loud, it was like a clap of thunder that stunned everyone, including Zhou Ji. They all turned to look at the source of the voice.
“It’s him!” The people had fear in their eyes when they looked at the person.
They were naturally looking at Duan Ling Tian.
Zhou Ji did not dare be negligent as he asked Duan Ling Tian respectfully, “Sir, is there anything that I can help you with?”
“Earlier… I managed to get 800,000 high-grade Origin Stones from the two items that I put up for auction at your Zhou Clan’s auction fair. Shouldn’t you give me the 800,000 high-grade Origin Stones now?” Duan Ling Tian said to Zhou Ji as everyone looked on.
Duan Ling Tian’s words shocked everyone.
“It’s… It’s him who put the sword and grade one Life Recovery Pill up for auction?”
“No wonder he called the sword stupid and was not interested in the grade one Life Recovery Pill… He was the one who put the items up for auction.”
At this moment, everyone regained their senses. They finally understood why that fiend did not bid for the two rare items. It was because he was the owner of the items!
“Sir, according to the rules at our Zhou Clan’s auction fair, the earnings will only be given to the consignors after the auction ended.” Zhou Ji was rendered speechless by Duan Ling Tian who revealed his identity as the owner of the two items.
However, he still explained patiently, “Moreover, I don’t have so many high-grade Origin Stones with me. I’ll have to get them from the Zhou Clan’s estate.”
“You have to get them from the Zhou Clan’s estate? What if you bail?” Duan Ling Tian asked with a frown.
“Don’t worry, sir. Our Zhou Clan will never do anything to tarnish our reputation.” Zhou Ji forced a smile on his face.
“Then go back to that Zhou Clan’s estate of yours immediately to get the Origin Stones… I’ll be waiting for you here. Also, everyone, please don’t leave just yet. Please be my witness.” Duan Ling Tian frowned and shifted his focus to the people present. “After obtaining the 800,000 high-grade Origin Stones… I’ll tell everyone about how the grade one Spirit Sword and grade one Life Recovery Pill that I put up for auction came about.”
An uproar broke out just as expected as soon as Duan Ling Tian finished speaking.
The most memorable thing for the people today was undoubtedly the grade one Spirit Sword that gave a 90% power boost and the grade one Life Recovery Pill with 91% Purity that Zhou Clan obtained.
A lot of them even thought that letting the sword and pill slip through their fingers would be something they regret for the rest of their lives.
Now that the person who put the sword and pill up for auction wanted to tell them how the sword and pill came about, how could they not be shocked?
How could they not be excited?
“Manager Zhou Ji, quickly return to the Zhou Clan’s estate to get the high-grade Origin Stones!” Many of them immediately urged Zhou Ji.