Soon, the buyers who had gone on stage to inspect the item finished looking and returned to their seats.
Li Yundong saw these people coming and going, coming and going. They didn't necessarily want to buy what was up on stage, they were just taking a look.
Li Yundong couldn't help laughing in his heart and he whispered to Zi Yuan, "I don't know what will happen later."
Zi Yuan smiled and said, "We'll know soon."
At this moment, Su Chan came over and looked at the ivory Arhat's mansion-guarding pagoda with envy. She said to Li Yundong in a low voice, "Yundong, this ivory tower is so beautiful! If it was placed in our house, it would look simply perfect!"
Although Su Chan's voice was very low, it was just loud enough to be heard by Rong Guofa.
Hearing this, he was delighted and thought to himself, "Hum, Miss Su Chan likes this ivory tower. I'll buy it for her later. It can win the favor of a beauty and destroy this guy's arrogance, I might as well kill two birds with one stone."
Rong Guofa had always believed one sentence: "Men don't care about loyalty, loyalty is because betrayal is too low. Women don't care about loyalty, and loyalty is because they are not lured enough."
As long as he showed enough sincerity and temptation, he believed that he would eventually be able to have a beauty in his arms!
"Can't I defeat a young boy? Even if this guy is outstanding now, will he be able to surpass me in half a year?" Rong Guofa thought with disdain in his heart.
Li Yundong had no idea of these thoughts. He looked at Su Chan curiously and seemed to be confused. Based on his understanding of the girl, she had never liked luxury. Although she had a crazy preference for delicious food and clothes, she had never shown the slightest interest in antiques.
Just as he was about to ask her, she caught her winking at him.
Li Yundong's heart skipped a beat. He knew that the girl was definitely going to do something, but he couldn't figure it out for the time being, so he nodded very cooperatively and said with a smile, "Do you like it? Well, I'll buy it for you later?"
Hearing this, Rong Guofa, who was behind him, sneered. He crossed his arms over his chest and leaned back, looking like a praying mantis poised to catch a cicada or a canary.
Li Yundong paid attention to the base price of the ivory Arhat's mansion-guarding pagoda and the lowest bid each time. He said in surprise, "One hundred thousand? It doesn't seem to be very expensive."
However, Su Chan stuck out her tongue and said exaggeratedly, "One hundred thousand yuan is not expensive? We used to have a sad face when we had to spend just ten thousand yuan!"
Li Yundong laughed. With the help of Zi Yuan, Zhou Qin, Cross, and Au Wushuang, he had already accumulated nearly 50 million yuan. The amount was neither too much nor too little. For Li Yundong, it was the first time in his life that he had had such a large amount of money under his control. This kind of upstart-like feeling made him feel that the kind of money he usually had was nothing but chump change.
Li Yundong pinched the girl's cheek and said with a smile, "Times have changed!"
Su Chan held Li Yundong's arm and flashed him a grin. At the same time, she inadvertently glanced at Rong Guofa, who was behind her.
This glance perfectly demonstrated the unique charm of the girl Su Chan and the unique charm of a fox. Like an invisible hand, she grabbed Rong Guofa's heart, which made his pulse race violently. He couldn't help wondering, "Why is she looking at me like this? Is she looking down on me?"
The look in her eyes was full of provocation for Rong Guofa, but Su Chan's angry yet happy face made people feel as if there was a hint of mockery hidden in her eyes. Rong Guofa felt both ashamed and angry, but subconsciously, there was some expectation in his eyes too.
He calmed down and made up his mind, thinking with a sneer, "I'll let you see what a real rich family is really like. Do you think you can be proud of yourself in front of me just because you have some money?"
After the auctioneer announced the price, someone quickly bid. To Li Yundong's surprise, the person who had raised the price for the first time was from Shaolin Temple!
A bald monk in a monk robe raised his paddle in the auction house. It was really an unusual sight. For a moment, everyone present looked at the monk.
The monk's mouth was wide and his nose was flat. After raising his paddle, he looked at his nose and then down at his heart, as if he was ignoring the world around him. He looked like an old monk who had entered a meditative state.
Li Yundong was surprised and said, "No way. Why is Shaolin Temple getting involved? Do they want to buy this ivory Arhat Tower?"
Zi Yuan smiled and said, "It must be a trick. The base price is really too low. If no one bids again, it will be a big deal."
Li Yundong laughed and said, "The auction house won't let people buy it at such a low price, will they?"
Zi Yuan nodded and said, "Yes, the auction house will also place its own buyers to bid below. When they think that the bidding price of the goods is too low, the planted attendees will bid to either raise the price or buy it themselves when they see no good buyer, so as not to lose money."
While they were talking in low voices, another person on the other side of the room raised his paddle. It was Du Fei from the True Dragon Sect.
The auctioneer shouted loudly on the stage, "One hundred and forty thousand yuan, is there anyone who will go higher than this price? One hundred and forty thousand yuan!"
Soon, someone raised the bid again. It was the monk of Wutai Mountain!
Li Yundong became more and more surprised. "Ah? Why are all the people who bid earlier from cultivation sects? No way! What are they doing? This... this doesn't seem right!"
Zi Yuan was also confused and said, "I don't know... logically speaking, it shouldn't be... Could it be that they are trying to outbid each other?"
Li Yundong said, "Aren't they afraid that they themselves will end up consumed if they win in the end?"
But just as they were wondering, they saw that the atmosphere on the stage had instantly heated up. The cultivators who had been on the stage before raised the price continuously. In only a short while, the price increased to 200,000.
When the auctioneer on the stage saw that the first item was going so smoothly, the atmosphere suddenly became heated. He became excited, and he couldn't help shouting, "Two hundred thousand, is there any higher price than this!? Two hundred thousand once, ah, one hundred and twenty thousand, someone raised the price by one hundred and twenty thousand! Is there any higher price than two hundred and twenty thousand!"
Li Yundong, Zi Yuan, Zhou Qin, and Su Chan were all dumbfounded. They looked at each other as if they didn't understand what these cultivation sects were up to.
Li Yundong said with a strange expression, "Are they all crazy? What's the point of winning this thing?"
Zi Yuan frowned and stared at the Ivory Arhat Tower. She didn't say a word, as if she was busy thinking about something.
Zhou Qin pondered for a while before saying in a low voice, "Master, do we need to raise our cards?"
Su Chan took Li Yundong's arm excitedly and said, "Okay, okay, I'll raise it!"
Li Yundong didn't know whether to laugh or cry. "Why are you so excited?"
She pulled a face at him and said, "It's fun! So many people have come together to raise their cards and bid. It's lively!"
Li Yundong laughed and said, "Then you can play, but be careful not to get caught in the fire."
Su Chan's eyes narrowed into a line, and she was as proud as a fox who had done something bad. She stealthily approached Li Yundong's ear and whispered with a smile, "Don't worry, I promise that I will only set fire to you, and I won't draw it to myself!"
After that, she jumped up, quickly picked up a brand, and shouted, "One million!"
All of a sudden, there was an uproar, and the auctioneer became excited!
Some ordinary merchants who had wanted to buy such items were stunned by Su Chan's behavior. Many of them had sincerely wanted to buy this Ivory Arhat Tower, but they were confused by the previous price hikes. They didn't know whether the others really wanted to buy the item or were purely raising the price.
But at this time, Su Chan's shout raised the bidding directly from 210 thousand to 1 million! The surrounding merchants immediately lost it.
There was no way to bid like this!
"Do you know how to bid? Have you ever done it before?"
These businessmen were so angry that they almost wanted to slam the tables, but when they turned their heads, they saw a very beautiful girl standing there with a sweet smile, and the anger in their hearts suddenly dissipated a lot.
Li Yundong was also shocked by Su Chan's bid. He quickly pulled her down, stared at her, and said in a low voice, "Hey, are you crazy? You're buying such a thing for one million yuan? What will you do if no one bids after you?"
Su Chan smiled and said in a low voice, "Don't worry. Someone will definitely raise the price!"
As soon as Su Chan finished her words, the monk of Shaolin Temple raised his paddle again. The host immediately shouted, "One million and two thousand. Is there any bid higher than one million? One million and two thousand going once!"
At this time, Li Yundong was really stunned. He turned his head to look at Su Chan and asked in surprise, "How did you know that these big monks would raise their paddles and bid?"
Su Chan just stammered with a blank face, "I don't know. I..."
Before she could finish her words, a new round of bidding rose in the field. To Li Yundong's great surprise, it was still the group of cultivators who were raising the price!
"What are these guys doing?" Li Yundong was stunned, as if he couldn't believe his eyes. "Why doesn't a real businessman raise the price? Instead, it's a group of drunken cultivators just increasing the price casually?"
Zi Yuan's expression changed at this time, and she said with a stern look, "Li Yundong, you are proficient with all Buddhist magical items. You can use your Zhenqi to test this Ivory Arhat Tower in private, to see if there is any reaction."
Li Yundong was stunned for a moment, but soon he controlled his Zhenqi to stretch toward the ivory Arhat Tower along the ground like an invisible tentacle.
His Zhenqi was invisible. When Li Yundong controlled it over to the Ivory tower, in an instant, the whole body of the Ivory Arhat tower began emitting a dazzling golden radiance!
Many people on the scene suddenly exclaimed and stood up in horror.
Li Yundong also widened his eyes and looked at Zi Yuan in disbelief. He asked in surprise, "What's going on?"
Her face was as dark as water as she muttered in a low voice, "If I'm not wrong... this is a powerful Buddhist magical weapon, Arhat Pagoda!"
"What?" "What?" Zhou Qin, Su Chan, and Ao Wushuang were all shocked. "The Demon-subduing Arhat Tower? How, how is that possible? How could there be another powerful magical weapon at this auction?"