Chapter 563: Dead Egg
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
To a certain extent, a grade four spirit weapon was already not something that could be measured with money.
If it really were to be exchanged for money, it would surely be a figure so enormous that one would be unable to imagine it.
So, as far as Luo Zhan was concerned, Duan Ling Tian didn’t lack money.
How would Luo Zhan know that practically none of the wealth in Duan Ling Tian’s possession was obtained by exchanging spirit weapons.
He’d earned all this wealth with various methods.
“The items auctioned off by the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial Family’s are truly disappointing.” Duan Ling Tian looked out the window, at the middle aged man that stood there and presided over the auction, and he shook his head.
Of course, the reason Duan Ling Tian thought in this way was entirely because he took no fancy to most of the rare items in the auction.
For example, the grade five spirit weapons, the bottle of Void Strengthening Pills with 80% purity, and the various miscellaneous things.
To others, those things were treasures, but to Duan Ling Tian, they weren’t worth mentioning.
So long as he was willing, he would be able to refine a better grade five spirit weapon or Voice Strengthening Pills with even higher purity.
As for the other things, he had no need for them.
When one stood at a different position, one’s mentality would naturally be different.
“Everyone, the next thing to be auctioned off is the last item for the auction of our Imperial Family’s auction house this time… This is a demon beast egg, and it contains a trace of the aura of Advanced Lightning Force. The middle aged man that presided over the auction spoke out in introduction.
Presently, there was a tray in the hands of the middle aged man.
An egg the size of an infant’s fist was placed upright on the tray.
There was vaguely a faint violet colored energy flickering on the surface layer of the egg.
“In other words, the demon beast that laid this egg is most probably an existence that has comprehended Advanced Lightning Force!” The middle aged man continued.
“Advanced Lightning Force?” Early on when the middle aged man mentioned the words Advanced Lightning Force, most of the people in the auction hall couldn’t help but become excited, and when they finished hearing the words of the middle aged man, the gazes of many of them lit up.
“A demon beast egg laid by a demon beast that has comprehended Advanced Lightning Force… I’m determined to obtain it!” Right at this moment, a resolute and determined voice sounded out from a room in the higher floor.
“Hmph! That would depend on if you have the wealth.” A voice of disdain sounded out from another room.
“Since this demon beast egg carries along Advanced Lightning Force… Then in other words, it’s very likely that the demon beast within the demon beast egg will grow to comprehend Advanced Lightning Force!” A voice sounded out from another room, and the voice contained slight excitement mixed within.
Duan Ling Tian noticed that the guests within the numerous rooms spoke out, and they were determined to obtain this demon beast egg.
“What demon beast egg is that?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the demon beast egg, and there was slight curiosity mixed within his gaze.
Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force swept out as he wanted to determine what exactly it was.
“Eh.” Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian noticed another Spiritual Force was also investigating the demon beast egg.
The strength of this Spiritual Force was on par with him, it was a sixth level Void Prying Stage Spiritual Force as well.
“There’s another Inscription Master here?” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised.
He was only able to notice this Spiritual Force, yet he had no way of knowing where it came from.
“I wonder if this Spiritual Force is from the rooms or from someone in the hall.” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
But when he saw the Spiritual Force had no intention of making things difficult for him, Duan Ling Tian paid no attention to it.
Even if that Spiritual Force wanted to make things difficult for him, he wasn’t afraid!
His Spiritual Force wasn’t inferior to the other person.
“This…” When Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force touched the demon beast egg, his eyes couldn’t help but squint.
It was because he noticed that the vitality within the demon beast egg was swiftly flowing out, and only a trace remained now.
In this instant of time, that trace of vitality had vanished completely as well.
The Advanced Lightning Force that flickered atop the demon beast egg completely disappeared, causing the egg to become simple and ordinary.
“What’s going on?” This scene caused many guests that were present to be unable to help but be stunned.
There were also some people with discerning gazes that cried out in surprise. “This demon beast egg doesn’t have any vitality already… It’s already a dead egg!”
It was like a single stone that raised a thousand ripples.
A living demon beast egg had suddenly become a dead egg, and it caused everyone to be dumbstruck.
“It’s really dead?”
“It seems to have lost all vitality… So long as there was a trace of vitality, a demon beast egg’s outer surface would have a trace of Force!”
“Exactly! If the Force suddenly disappears, then there’s only one possibility… The demon beast has died.”
“A demon beast egg that was priceless is now not worth a hair… Such a pity.”
The auction hall was in a complete uproar.
“Duan Ling Tian, the demon beast within that demon beast egg is really dead?” Luo Zhan asked Duan Ling Tian curiously.
He had blind confidence towards Duan Ling Tian.
Subconsciously, he felt that Duan Ling Tian was capable of anything.
“Yes, it just died.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“Just died?” Su Li and Chen Shao Shuai couldn’t help but be stunned when they heard this.
“Fortunately, it’s dead now… Otherwise, if it died after someone bid and won it, then the person who bought it would have really been cheated.” Chen Shao Shuai sighed with emotion.
Meanwhile, the middle aged man on the auction platform became gloomy.
After a short moment, two old men walked up from behind the platform.
After they checked the demon beast egg, both of them couldn’t help but shake their heads.
“The final auction of the Imperial Family’s auction house is a dead egg… This matter would surely become the joke of the Imperial Family’s auction house.”
“A demon beast egg that was priceless has now become a useless thing, it’s truly a pity.”
Many people shook their heads and sighed within the auction hall, whereas the voices the sounded out from the various room had gone silent and didn’t sound out again.
“Guests!” The middle aged man on the auction platform took a deep breath and said apologetically, “A slight accident has occurred on the last auction item for today… We never expected that the demon beast within it would be so weak!”
“However, we’ve still decided to auction off this demon beast egg… This demon beast egg’s original starting bid price was 10 million gold. Now, the starting bid will be one million gold!”
One million gold!
The middle aged man’s words caused everyone in the auction hall to be unable to refrain from showing expressions of disdain.
A dead egg, an egg of no use at all, was one million gold?
Only an idiot would buy ii!
If this demon beast egg wasn’t dead, it would perhaps be able to sell for an astronomical figure.
But the demon beast within it was dead now, and this demon beast egg was bound to become a useless thing.
One would complain that holding on to it was cumbersome.
So, would one spend one million gold to buy it?
Presently, even Duan Ling Tian who sat within the room couldn’t help but shake his head.
He felt the Imperial Family’s auction house wanted to earn money to the point they’d gone crazy.
“One million gold for a dead egg?” Luo Zhan shook his head.
Right when Su Li and Chen Shao Shuai felt that it was extremely unlikely that someone would bid.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse that stood on Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder suddenly cried out.
“Big Brother Ling Tian.” Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian heard the little gold mouse’s voice.
“What is it?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, I want that demon beast egg.” The little gold mouse’s gaze shot out of the window onto the hand of the middle aged man on the auction platform.
It was exactly that the demon beast egg that had already completely lost all signs of life in the hand of the middle aged man.
“Little Gold, the demon beast within that demon beast egg is already dead.” Duan Ling Tian feared that the little gold mouse didn’t know of this fact.
“I know.” The little gold mouse nodded like a human, then continued saying via voice transmission. “Big Brother Ling Tian, I want it…”
Duan Ling Tian noticed that the little gold mouse sprang her jade green eyes wide opened as she stared at him.
The little gold mouse’s gaze was filled with anticipation.
“Alright, I’ll buy it for you.” Duan Ling Tian rubbed the little gold mouse’s small head and had a doting expression.
It was only one million gold.
He would buy this demon beast egg and take it as buying a toy for the little fellow.
“One million gold!” Instantly, Duan Ling Tian directly spoke out under the gazes of disbelief from Luo Zhan and the others.
Duan Ling Tian’s voice sounded out within the auction hall, and it caused everyone in the hall to be dumbstruck.
After a short while, they recovered from their shock.
“There’s really someone that’s willing to spend one million gold to buy a demon beast egg that has lost all signs of life?”
“Truly a rich idiot!”
“The world of the rich isn’t something we can imagine.”
The crowd of people whispered in discussion, and even more people couldn’t help but shoot their gazes at the room Duan Ling Tian was in.
But unfortunately, due the problem of their angle, they weren’t able to see anything.
“Is there any other guest that wants to bid?” Right at this moment, the middle aged man on the auction platform heaved a sigh of relief, and he asked in a loud voice.
Someone spending one million gold to buy this demon beast egg that had lost all signs of life had exceeded his expectations as well.
Now, he didn’t think that anyone would continue bidding.
He was only asking perfunctorily.
“If there’s no guest bidding, then I’ll start the count… One million gold going once, one million gold going twice, one million gold going thrice! Sold!” The middle aged man spoke word by word.
“Congratulations guest in room number seven for acquiring this demon beast egg for one million gold.” The middle aged man looked at the room Duan Ling Tian was in and spoke with a loud voice.
When they saw the demon beast egg that had lost all signs of life had an owner, a wave of discussion once again arose in the auction hall.
“A demon beast egg that has lost all signs of life is utterly useless… I wonder who actually spent one million gold to buy a useless thing like this.”
“Exactly, this demon beast egg is probably no different to an ordinary chicken egg now.”
“There’s still a difference from a chicken egg… At least, I still dare to eat a chicken egg, but if this demon beast egg entered into my possession, I’d surely throw it away directly.”
No matter how the people outside discussed it, Duan Ling Tian had bid and acquired that demon beast egg.
“Duan Ling Tian, you…” Luo Zhan looked at Duan Ling Tian, and they all had puzzled expressions.
As far as they were concerned, Duan Ling Tian was absolutely not a rich idiot.
Duan Ling Tian didn’t say anything but instead looked at the little gold mouse on his shoulder and thought to himself. “What does Little Gold want that demon beast egg for?”
Right at this moment, the sound of the door being knocked sounded out.
A member of the auction house had sent over the demon beast egg, whereas, Duan Ling Tian passed over the one million gold as well.