Chapter 125 — The Auction
Ye Fan walked on the street and found that his rate of turning heads was very high.
"Yunxi, I found that many people are looking at me, do you think those people fancy me?" Ye Fan asked smugly.
Bai Yunxi rolled his eyes and secretly said: Ye Fan’s narcissism has attacked again.
"It’s all old men who are looking at you, do you think they fancy you?" Bai Yunxi sneered.
Ye Fan blinked and said, "It shouldn’t be, they are all so old."
Bai Yunxi secretly said: The old monster of the Yang family seems to have a high prestige among the ancient martial cultivators. Ye Fan beat that guy and proved his ability at once. Ye Fan’s image in the eyes of the ancient martial cultivators suddenly became unfathomable.
Xu Yuanqing walked over with Mu Lianping, "Young Master Ye, I’m sorry, you and Young Master Bai have been implicated by Lianping’s affairs."
Bai Yunxi shook his head and said, "It’s alright, this can only be blamed on the Yang family being too arrogant."
Xu Yuanqing nodded, "The Yang family is too rampant."
However, the Yang family should be much more restrained after such an incident. Fighting is actually prohibited during the conference. However, when the top-level masters really fight, those old foxes who manage the order are afraid of attracting disaster, so they just sit on the sidelines.
"Young Master Ye, the underground auction is about to start, let’s go there together," Xu Yuanqing suggested.
Hearing this, Ye Fan suddenly became interested.
There is a black cloak for sale at the entrance of the underground auction. When you enter the venue, you can buy one to cover your appearance. Many people who enter the venue will buy one, and Ye Fan and others also bought it.
Compared to the small towns outside, the scrutiny of the attendees at the auction is stricter.
Ye Fan sat on the seat and looked around, "There are a lot of masters!"
Ye Fan was usually outside, and he didn’t see many ancient martial arts masters. In this place, Ye Fan found several people whose breath was not weaker than him, and Ye Fan suddenly felt a sense of insight.
"Young Master Ye, don’t look around, many ancient martial cultivators don’t like being spied on," Mu Lianping reminded in a low voice.
Ye Fan narrowed his eyes and said regretfully, "Okay."
"What good things will be in this auction?" Ye Fan asked.
"It is said that there is a pill cauldron."
"This cauldron is said to have been made by Qin Shihuang for Xu Fu. It has a history of more than 2,000 years. Xu Fu used this cauldron to refine the elixir of life."
Ye Fan blinked and said: "I know about this, I heard that Qin Shihuang spent countless gold and silver jewelry refining the longevity medicine, but unfortunately, he died young. It is said that he died by eating the medicine pill, which is really ridiculous. He obviously wanted to take the medicine pill to live forever, but as a result, he died young after taking the medicine pill."
"It is said that at the beginning, Xu Fu found a kind of spirit grass called Tai Sui to refine the elixir of immortality. However, Xu Fu felt that it was too wasteful to give that medicine to Qin Shihuang, so he took other pills instead, and swallowed the real elixir in private."
Ye Fan asked curiously, "Tai Sui?"
"It is said that it is a kind of spiritual plant that looks like Ganoderma lucidum, but can move freely. Although the effect is not as exaggerated as it can make people immortal, it can prolong life, revitalize the sick, and regrow flesh and bones," Mu Lianping said.
Ye Fan said puzzled: "Is this related to this pill cauldron?"
"Of course it has something to do with it. This pill cauldron has refined ginseng, Ganoderma lucidum, and Tai Sui. Naturally, there is residual medicinal power in the pill cauldron. Using this pill cauldron for alchemy can achieve twice the result with half the effort. My grandfather is very interested in this pill cauldron, but the price of this pill cauldron is estimated to be no less than 2 billion, and grandpa can’t afford it," Mu Lianping said with some regret.
Ye Fan rolled his eyes and said, "There are so many expired medicinal residues in the pill cauldron. These people use such pill cauldrons to refine medicine, they are not afraid of getting sick!"
Bai Yunxi: "…"
The auction started soon. The first auction item was the pill cauldron mentioned by Mu Lianping. Ye Fan frowned and said, "I was wrong!"
Bai Yunxi glanced at Ye Fan and said, "What’s wrong?"
"This thing is good," Ye Fan said.
The auctioneer’s words rang.
"Everyone, welcome to this auction. The first lot in this auction is the pill cauldron left by Master Xu Fu."
"This pill cauldron has a history of more than 2,000 years, not to mention its medicinal value, it is a very precious antique in itself."
"Of course, it is not just an ordinary antique. The medicinal power of countless spiritual medicines has been precipitated in this pill cauldron. As long as you put water in, the water will become spiritual liquid. Drinking this spiritual liquid can prolong life and eliminate all diseases."
The auctioneer’s words are a bit exaggerated, but they are very inciting. Many people present had their breath thickened when they heard the auctioneer’s words.
"The starting price of the pill cauldron is 300 million, and the bidding will start now!"
The starting price of the pill cauldron was 300 million, and it quickly reached 2 billion.
"3 billion!" Seeing Ye Fan’s expression, Bai Yunxi also joined the bidding.
"4 billion!" Seeing that the price was suppressed, Bai Yunxi said calmly.
Ye Fan couldn’t help twitching when he heard Bai Yunxi’s offer, and secretly said: He has done so much work before, and only made a billion yuan. Later, in order to marry Bai Yunxi, he had to shamelessly take out a bunch of things for Old Man Bai. Hearing Bai Yunxi casually bidding 4 billion, Ye Fan’s heart trembled.
Hearing this offer, Ye Fan frowned, displeased. Even though his wife had quoted such a high price, there were still people grabbing it.
Bai Yunxi finally won the pill cauldron at a price of 4.5 billion.
Ye Fan looked at Bai Yunxi and blinked, "Yunxi, do we have so much money?"
Bai Yunxi nodded and said, "Yes, don’t worry, I have cash deposits."
Ye Fan blinked, "Oh".
Ye Fan lowered his head and secretly said: My wife is such a prodigal, I have to work hard to make money!
The second item in the auction was a Buddha statue, which aroused vigorous bidding by several Buddhist and Taoist practitioners.
"Young Master Ye, what do you think of this Buddha statue?" Mu Lianping had no interest in the Buddha statue, but just listened to other people vying for it.
"It’s okay, it seems that there are three relics in it, which is a good instrument." Ye Fan was not interested in this kind of thing made from the remains of an eminent monk, and his tone was a little lazy.
"This thing should be good for bringing peace and breaking evil," Xu Yuanqing said.
The Buddha statue was finally won by an eminent monk with a price of 800 million.
Ye Fan blinked, muttered softly, and said, "The monk is making so much money now."
Ye Fan soon knew why the monk made money. The third item in the auction was the Great Recovery Pill provided by the monk, and the three pills sold for 500 million.
The number of ancient martial arts practitioners is small, and there are even fewer alchemists. The pill recipes handed down from ancient times are incomplete, and there are very few pill recipes that can be used. The pills that are useful for diligent cultivation are very precious.
"It’s actually just an ordinary medicine pill," Ye Fan said.
"Young Master Ye, your medicine pill is different from this medicine pill," Mu Lianping said.
Ye Fan nodded and said, "It’s not the same." It’s just that the names are the same, and the proportions of the herbs used to make the medicinal pills are completely different. "Mine is much better."
"It’s true that Young Master Ye’s medicinal pills are better, but other people’s medicinal pills are more famous." Shaolin’s Great Recovery Pill has been passed down for thousands of years. Ye Fan’s medicinal pills are good, but they have not been approved yet.
Ye Fan rolled his eyes and said, "Hmph, a bunch of idiots."
A lot of exotic treasures appeared one after another at the auction, including thousand-year-old swords, meteorites, as well as spirit stones and precious jades.
The last thing that came out of the auction was the original painting of the painting that Huaxian Pavilion sold to Ye Fan, which was painted by the painter who went to sea.
"This painting is a magic tool, it’s really beautiful," Mu Lianping said in amazement.
Ye Fan nodded and said, "The scenery in the painting is completely natural, and there is a faint aura to it." The copy that Ye Fan bought is not much different from the real one.
As soon as the painting came out, it immediately caused a frenzy of bidding.
The price jumped all the way to more than 3 billion.
"These idiots, spending so much money on a broken painting. Even if you buy a painting, you will definitely not find the Immortal Mountain."
"It’s a rare opportunity! This is the legendary Immortal Mountain!" Mu Lianping couldn’t help but say.
Ye Fan pouted and said, "So what? It’s just an Immortal Mountain."
Ye Fan felt that people in this world like to exaggerate. Any noodle shop on the street would dare to be called the number one noodle shop in the world, any college entrance examination champion would dare to be called a genius of the world, any actress would dare to be called a stunning beauty. Such an Immortal Mountain, it should also have spiritual energy, but maybe it is just a barren mountain, and a few useful spiritual trees have occasionally grown on it.
Mu Lianping shook his head and said secretly: Ye Fan seems to be different from the general ancient martial arts practitioners. Immortal Mountain is a place where countless ancient martial arts practitioners are willing to devote everything to the pursuit of the place. After all, all the secret realms in the country have been developed out of cultivation. After exhausting the cultivation resources, there are fewer and fewer resources, and as long as you find the Immortal Mountain, you may reach the sky in one step.
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Not long after the auction ended, the ancient martial arts practitioner exchange conference ended.
Ye Fan moved the pill cauldron back to the villa, "There is such a treasure hidden at home, I need to add some protection."
Bai Yunxi looked at Ye Fan and said, "You didn’t like this pill cauldron before, but then you fell in love with it inexplicably. What’s going on?"
"In the beginning, I thought that this pill cauldron was filled with some old medicinal dregs. Ordinary pill cauldrons would be poisonous if they had accumulated medicinal dregs, but when I saw this cauldron, I realized that it was not. The medicine power absorbed by this cauldron just formed a delicate balance, making this cauldron a medicine cauldron. There are really some mysterious things, refining pills can be done with half the effort."
Ye Fan secretly said: If you use this cauldron to refine the foundation pill, you will definitely get unexpected results.
"Oh." Bai Yunxi nodded understandingly.
With such a baby in the family, Ye Fan always felt like he was going to be robbed.
Ye Fan put the pill cauldron in the basement, and then arranged layers of traps in the basement. After tossing for a while, he stopped.