The auction of the Medicine King Tripod soon began. It was outside Li Yundong's expectations that even though the Medicine King Tripod was an antique cultural relic found on Mouth Huashan, the auction was being held in Dongwu City.
Auction House gave up their usual company's auction house and set up the site of the auction at a five-star hotel in Dongwu City for the grand event. Li Yundong went to Dongwu City again with Su Chan, Zi Yuan, and Zhou Qin.
Women were the best calling cards for men. Most of the time, to judge whether a man was successful or not at some particular occasion, one could just look at what kind of woman he walked with.
In the current China where the luxury goods market was constantly rising, an auction held by the auction house would not only be a grand event for auction lovers, but also a place where rich people and bigshots could spend a lot of money to display their wealth and compare the taste.
In this kind of place, naturally, there was no lack of beautiful women.
As soon as he arrived at the gate of the hotel, Li Yundong saw various branded luxury cars appearing in an endless stream in the gate of the hotel. One after another, luxurious and rich businessmen stepped out of them, beauties in dresses clinging on their arms.
These beautiful women had pearl necklaces around their necks and huge gem earring dangling from their ears. They were rich and enchanting, attracting many people's attention.
But when Su Chan, Zi Yuan, and Zhou Qin arrived, everyone's focus was immediately stolen by them.
Su Chan, in a fiery red classical dress with a skirt which piled up on the ground like a cloud, looked ravishing. When the girl moved her feet, it seemed as if a cloud was following her. A fur shawl on her shoulders made her look enchanting and beautiful.
Zi Yuan was still just wearing an ordinary white dress, but despite wearing such a plain dress, it still made people feel as if she was wearing an incredible heavenly dress. Every inch of her clothes seemed to have been sewn from the clouds in the sky. She was like a fairy falling into the mortal world, lacking even a trace of human nature.
Zhou Qin was wearing a purple Qipao. Her character was calm and generous, and she came from a large family, making her behavior give her a unique aura like she was a superior person. Her beautiful eyes were filled with cold arrogance, superior enough to look down on all living creatures. Only when she saw Li Yundong did her eyes become incomparably soft and full of admiration.
When Su Chan, Zi Yuan, and Zhou Qin arrived, almost of all the beauties at the hotel were immediately overshadowed by them. At this time, everyone was looking at them and they couldn't believe that there were three such stunning beauties in the world. Moreover, Su Chan, Zi Yuan, and Zhou Qin were all beautiful and had different temperaments. They were all excellent in their own ways.
These men looked at them with greed and envy. These men couldn't help but sigh and wonder, "What kind of man is worthy of such a woman?"
While they were thinking this, Su Chan, Zi Yuan, and Zhou Qin were approached by a young man, who was wearing a hand-made dark red Tang suit and a pair of black cloth shoes. His eyes were soft and there was a smile around the corners of his mouth. He looked around with an indifferent expression as if he had seen all the vicissitudes of life. He was young but experienced. It was so marvelous.
This young man was Li Yundong. He looked at Su Chan with a smile and said, "Chan'er, do you still remember the first time we came here?"
Su Chan turned back to look at him and said with a smile, "Yes, I was so nervous that I didn't even know where to put my hands."
Li Yundong smiled and said, "Yes, I feel that so many years have passed! But in reality, it's not even been six months."
Su Chan quietly pulled Li Yundong's hand. She playfully hooked her fingers around Li Yundong's palm and gave him a sweet smile.
Although Zhou Qin often took part in various events with the upper classes, it was also the first time she had attended such a special auction. She looked around curiously and sighed, "There are so many people who are all here to participate in the auction?"
Zi Yuan smiled slightly and said, "Indeed, there are many acquaintances."
Li Yundong saw that there were many cultivators from the cultivation sects he had seen at the Taoist assembly. These people included Zhang Kongyun, Zhang Liufang, Zhang Ling, Zou Ping, and others from the Zhengyi School.
However, they were not wearing Taoist robes this time. Instead, they were dressed in suits that were neat and straight, or silk cheongsams that shone with tassels.
Even Zhang Kongyun, who didn't care about his image, was wearing a gray Tang suit, playing with a folding ink fan with one hand, and looking at the ink decoration on the fan off by himself.
Zou Ping and Zhang Ling also saw Li Yundong. The two of them snorted and quickly turned their faces away, showing great hostility.
At this time, Su Chan whispered to Li Yundong, "Yundong, where is Zhenren Du? Hasn't he come yet?"
Li Yundong looked around and could not see anyone from the Quanzhen Dragon Sect. Instead, he found that several cultivators of the Qingcheng Sect were glaring at him, as if they would tear him into pieces in the next second.
"These guys... Why do they seem to have such a deep hatred for me?" Li Yundong felt strange in his heart, but he didn't take it too seriously.
Just as he was looking back and forth, another exclamation came from behind him.
He looked back and saw a woman in a red dress, her black hair floating in the wind, and a girl with blond hair and blue eyes both walking into the hotel hall informal clothing.
They were none other than Ao Wushuang and Kris. Even though Kris was wearing the same long red dress as Su Chan, the dress she was wearing was a mature and beautiful one, not like Su Chan's style that gave off a unique young lady's pure and lovely aura. Meanwhile, the suit of Kris perfectly outlined her sexy figure and her shockingly exquisite curves.
When Li Jiandong saw them, he immediately laughed. "You're here too?"
Because Ao Wushuang and Kris were also taking part in the bidding, Li Yundong had specially invited them to come with him. However, Kris couldn't fly so she had flown over separately with Ao Wushuang. Li Yundong had come with Su Chan, Zi Yuan, and Zhou Qin before them.
It was obvious that Kris wasn't used to this kind of high altitude flight. Her already extremely white skin seemed even paler at this moment. Her legs were trembling as she forced a smile at Li Yundong and said, "Can we take a plane next time?"
Su Chan burst into laughter. "Do you still want to learn cultivation? It's the first time I've heard of someone who can fly but chooses to take a plane..."
Kris bit her lips and didn't say anything.
Li Yundong helped her out of her predicament with a smile. "Let's go into the auction house."
Under everyone's gazes, the group of people went to the auction house on the 19th floor. When they got inside, Li Yundong found that there were already many people sitting there, including many disciples of the Buddhist sect.
Compared with some cultivators from the Taoist sects, these monks were much more generous. Most of them were wearing yellow frocks, and their bare heads were particularly eye-catching in the crowd.
Zhou Qin took a careful look at the scene and suddenly whispered to Li Yundong, "Master, there are some people from Shaolin Temple here."
Li Yundong was surprised and said, "People from Shaolin Temple also came? They are also interested in the medicine king tripod? No way!"
Zhou Qin shook her head and said, "I don't know if they have really come for the Medicine King Tripod."
"Shaolin Temple? Is Shaolin Temple also a cultivation sect? Isn't it place a place for martial arts?" asked Kris, who was quite familiar with it.
Zhou Qin laughed and said, "It's hard for me to explain this, but my master knows, so let him tell you."
Li Yundong also looked around. As he did so, he said, "Shaolin Temple is the same as Wudang Mountain. They are both martial arts sects and cultivation sects. Although in martial arts, one belongs to an external sect and the other belongs to an internal sect, in the cultivation world, their cultivation directions are very similar. They both belong to the Danwu Sect."
"The Danwu Sect?" Kris asked, her head filled with confusion.
Li Yundong explained with a smile, "Well, it's a sect that uses elixir to enter the Tao and martial arts. They have less dependence on powerful magical weapons. They mainly settle a score with combat moves supported by the Zhenqi Neidan."
Hearing this, Zhou Qin couldn't help but ask curiously, "Master, they don't want to use magic treasures, but they still want to fight with people? Isn't it a big disadvantage in a fight?"
Li Yundong shook his head with a smile. "Not necessarily. Zhang Sanfeng was a Great Master of the Danwu Sect in the past. Have you ever heard of his failure in a fight? The Danwu Sect's fighting methods are fierce, flexible, and changeable. Moreover, they have a unique secret method that can resist magic arts and magic treasures. You can't look down on them. If you look to do, you will be at a disadvantage!"
Zhou Qin said with a worried look, "Then, won't they be another strong opponent for our bidding this time? Shaolin Temple is very rich!"
At this time, Zi Yuan laughed and said, "Well, not necessarily. They may not be here to take the King Medicine Tripod."
Ao Wushuang, who had been silent all this time, suddenly said, "In fact, we don't have to grab the Medicine King Tripod ourselves as long as we can ensure that the Medicine King Tripod is not taken by an enemy. If it doesn't work, we can cooperate with Du Fei of the Quanzhen Dragon Sect to disturb the buyer's state of mind and judgment, then let Du Fei make a move."
Li Yundong nodded and said with a smile, "What Senior Ao Wushuang said is right."
They were sitting in a corner of the auction house, whispering. At this time, there were more people filing into the auction house, and many people were finding their seats one after another.
Li Yundong and Zi Yuan were staring at the buyers all the time and thinking about which cultivation sects were present. Finally, when the 13th cultivation sect appeared, Du Fei from the True Dragon Sect appeared in the field with Wei Qing.
Du Fei looked around at the door. After meeting Li Yundong's eyes, he quickly showed an imperceptible smile, then sat quietly in another corner with Wei Qing, far away from Li Yundong.
When Li Yundong and the others saw Du Fei, they all breathed sighs of relief in their hearts. Su Chan patted her chest and said very coyly, "Fortunately, Zhenren Du didn't stand us up!"
Li Yundong smiled and was about to speak, but when he inadvertently glanced at the door, he was surprised to see that Shen Wancai had also appeared!
Li Yundong asked in surprise, "Shen Wancai is here too?"
His exclamation aroused the curiosity of Zi Yuan, Zhou Qin, Su Chan, Ao Wushuang, and Kris. They all looked at Shen Wancai curiously.
Ao Wushuang took a quick glance at him but didn't take the rich man seriously at all. However, Kris didn't know where this old man had come from and just glanced at him blankly before looking away.
However, Zi Yuan and Su Chan were confused, as if they didn't understand why Shen Wancai would be involved in this matter.
Only Zhou Qin laughed and said, "Master, Shen Wan is a very cultured man. Why wouldn't he participate in this kind of antique auction when he was able to participate in the tea competition last time? He is very rich and is the VIP guest of most major auction houses."
Li Yundong smiled and said, "I get it."
Su Chan looked at Shen Wancai and suddenly said with some excitement, "Yundong, if Mr. Shen could help us buy the Medicine King Tripod, it would be great!"
Li Yundong didn't comment, but just laughed.
Seeing that Li Yundong didn't speak, Su Chan was eager to persuade him again. But as soon as she opened her mouth, she saw two more people coming in from the door.
When Ao Wushuang saw these two people, she immediately shrank back. Her whole body seemed to emit a bone-chilling aura and she asked in a cold voice, "Why are they also here?"
Li Yundong looked at them and asked curiously, "Who are they?"
Ao Wushuang sneered and said, "They are Saionji Tsunekatsu and Tobaku of Zhenyan Tantrism. They are the Japanese I mentioned to you before."
Li Yundong immediately frowned and looked at the two Japanese shifty-eyed. He saw that they had sharp eyes and were looking down at the people on the scene with proud expressions. He muttered in a low voice, "They are not friendly..."