At that moment, Zhou Qin and the others couldn't understand why another magic treasure would appear in this auction, which should solely be a competition for the Medicine King Tripod.
The Demon-subduing Arhat Tower had appeared out of nowhere like a diamond in the rough. It immediately disturbed the situation in the field. Everyone began to talk about it. At that moment, the scene was like a cacophonous melting pot.
Zi Yuan sneered with an indifferent attitude. She kept looking around as if she was looking for something in particular, then said in a low voice, "Because someone wants to mess up the situation more than us!"
Zhou Qin was a very smart person. She quickly came to her senses, gazed at them all and said, "Is there anyone who would want to deliberately exhaust his opponents, so he deliberately put a real magic treasure up here?"
Zi Yuan nodded slightly. She turned her face and said to Zhou Qin with an ambiguous smile, "There is only one Medicine King tripod. That is to say, only one sect or at most two sects combined can get this supreme Taoist magic treasure used for refining pills. The monks here are very few. But think about it, those sects with weak strength can't grab the tripod. If they have realized that they won't be able to get it, perhaps they think it'll be good to turn around and grab another magic treasure. At least they wouldn't be going back empty-handed."
At this time, Ao Wushuang also sneered and said, "Good schemes, good ideas! This plan can not only shake the determination of many weaker cultivation sects, but also consume their funds. Hey, who is behind this? It's almost as good as the two peaches and three scholars of Wan Zhenyuan."
Li Yundong laughed faintly. "However, if they kill ten thousand enemies, they will lose three thousand soldiers. Aren't they afraid of losing and ending up harvesting nothing at all?"
Kris, who had been silent for a long time, turned to look at Li Yundong and then at Su Chan and the others. It seemed she didn't understand the situation as this was the first time she had seen an auction with such a wild atmosphere.
Not only Kris, but also Saionji Tsunekatsu and Tobaku of Zhenyan Tantrism were staring at each other with their mouths agape. Dong Mu said, "Chang Sheng, what, what's going on here?"
Saionji Tsunekatsu sneered, "Chinese people are crazy! These Chinese only know how to fight amongst themselves! Humph, they actually used this kind of method! No matter what, as long as we want the king medicine tripod, these are just tricks, and they are only useful for those who lack resolve!"
However, Dong Mu said in a hurry, "Changsheng, this is the Demon-subduing Arhat Tower! This is a top-grade Buddhist magical treasure! If you hadn't found it, you could have forgotten about it, but now that it has appeared at the auction in front of you, how can you not want it?"
In the West Garden Temple, Chang Sheng's face was changing all the time. His eyes were fixed on the Demon-subduing Arhat Tower, which was shining with golden light on the auction platform. He knew that the magic treasure of the Demon-subduing Pagoda originated from the Wei, Jin, and Northern periods in the history of China. At that time, Emperor Liang, the emperor of the Southern Dynasty, had believed in Buddhism and regarded the Taoist sects, such as Shushan, as demons and evil spirits, as well as countless eminent monks and mages as evil for refining this Demon-subduing Arhat Tower.
It was said that the outside of the Demon-subduing Pagoda looked ordinary, but there were 999 arhats inside. Once the Demon-subduing Pagoda was controlled by a "demon or ghost", the 999 arhats would chant scriptures together and trap the monster, leaving him unable to move.
If such a magic treasure could not be said to be appealing, it would definitely be a lie. Saionji Tsunekatsu gritted his teeth and hesitated for a while before turning to Dong Mu and muttering in a low voice, "B*stard, I'm the young monk Zheng. I'm the master, not you. Don't pay attention to this magic treasure! We're only after the king medicine tripod!"
Lord Dongmu looked depressed and confused. He lowered his head helplessly and said, "Yes, Lord Dongmu!"
At the same time, the auctioneer on the stage also shouted excitedly, "Look, this is the Ivory Arhat Tower. Now it has shown up! Let's start the bidding at one million and two hundred thousand yuan! What are you hesitating about? One million and two hundred thousand yuan, one million... Ah, there is someone shouting a higher price, one million, one million, one million one hundred thousand! Any higher price!"
At this time, the plans of various cultivation sects had been completely disrupted by the Arhat's Demon-subduing Pagoda. As Ziyuan has expected, many weaker cultivation sects also began to waver. They all hesitated for a moment. They didn't know if they should go for the magic treasure in front of them, or save their money to take the Medicine King Tripod.
Some powerful cultivation sects also intended to mess up the situation. They raised the price one after another, creating a chaotic scene of bid-yelling, which made the weaker cultivation sects more and more uncertain.
At this time, Shen Wancai's face was also full of doubt. From time to time, he looked in the direction of Li Jiandong. Shen You and Shen Qian, who had come with him to participate in the auction, and said persuasively, "Dad, don't you like this kind of evil trickery most? Or do you want to buy it?"
Chen Wancai saw that Li Yundong, Su Chan, and the others had been whispering to each other. He couldn't figure out what was on Li Yundong's mind for a while, so he stopped spectating and said lightly, "Don't worry. Let's wait and see."
By this time, the price on the stage had risen to five million yuan in an instant, but five million yuan was still an unimaginably low price for such an incredible Demon-subduing Arhat Tower.
Li Yundong, who had been quietly watching things unfold, began laughing. He snorted and whispered, "Then I know why so many people from the cultivation sects went up to see such a bid just now. It turns out that they have already felt something wrong. Hey, we were too careless. If we had seen this magic treasure earlier, we could have prepared more."
Zi Yuan smiled and comforted him in a low voice, "It's useless. They want to do something. What I'm sure of is that no one from the other cultivation sects will look at these items privately, because they are all coming for the king medicine tripod. They, like us, have never even considered buying other items."
Li Yundong smiled and said, "It's the darkness under the light! But since someone wants to mess up the situation, then... let's cooperate!"
He quickly raised his paddle, and the auctioneer suddenly became breathless. He shouted, "10 million, the No. 43 buyer has offered a price of 10 million. Is there any higher price than this? 10 million once! 10 million twice!"
Everyone in the field looked at Li Yundong for a moment. Zou Ping, who was sitting in the front row, looked back at him too, then frowned and said to Zhang Ling, "Master, is it Li Yundong who has been playing tricks?"
Zhang Ling sneered and said, "I don't know. It doesn't matter. What matters is that now that things have reached this point, we have to find a way to exhaust the opponent's funds as much as possible, so..." Before she could finish her words, she also raised her own paddle.
The auctioneer took a deep breath and exclaimed, "20 million, someone has offered a price of 20 million!"
He had seen a large number of bidders and been present at all kinds of fierce auctions, but it was the first time he had seen an auction with such a highly priced item, which was several times higher than any previous one!
This, this was too exaggerated!
The ordinary businessmen and buyers all looked at Zhang Ling in shock and anger. They wanted to see who on earth the person that didn't play by common sense was.
"Why did you do that? You can't raise the price in this way!"
Rong Dong, who had originally wanted to buy this item, was also stunned. The development of the situation was completely beyond his expectations. Although 20 million was not a big number for him, spending 20 million to buy an Ivory Arhat Tower just to please a beauty? That was really a bit over the top.
Rong Dong was mentally hesitating. At this time, Li Yundong once again joined the chaos by raising the price, and he did so by ten million yuan!
At this time, the auctioneer was being driven wild. This auction item had completely exceeded their expectations. It had actually reached such a high price. He shouted, "Thirty million, is there any higher price than this!?"
Rong Shian was also completely shocked. He gazed at Li Yundong with a stunned look and said in his heart, "This guy... he is so rich? Is he shouting for fun? Or... is this a high price bureau?"
Sometimes, there would be a huge profit at the auction, and many people would arrange for the buyers to raise the prices of the available auction items, which would create an illusion that the atmosphere was heating up, which would then stimulate the enthusiasm of some newcomers. At a high price, they would buy a collection that was not worth that much money at all. This move was called the "Sky Price Bureau".
But when Mr. Rong looked over, he saw that there were all kinds of people from all walks of life in this competition. The strangest thing was that after Li Yundong shouted the price, the people from Shaolin Temple raised their paddles again. Moreover, the monks continued to add another 2,000 yuan at a leisurely pace. It seemed that no matter how high the price was, he would add another 2,000 yuan, as if it was nothing.
"If this is going to go for a sky-high price, then... this method is too clever, isn't it?" Mr. Rong murmured in a low voice.
But soon, Li Yundong raised his paddle again, increasing the price to 40 million!
At this time, Zhou Qin was also a little nervous and said to Li Yundong in a low voice, "Master, be careful. Be careful, or the game of beating drums and spreading flowers will eventually stop in your hands. That would be a big loss!"
Li Yundong laughed and said, "No, don't worry! It wouldn't even be a loss to buy such a magic treasure for 40 million! The other Taoist sects may not be able to use Buddhist magic treasures, but for me, there is no such worry all."
Zhou Qin said with a wry smile, "You're right. But what about the medicine king tripod?"
"I mean, just in case... We'll still have to fight for the medicine king tripod," Li Yundong replied.
At this time, the atmosphere in the room was like smoke. Rong Jian's girlfriend saw that everyone was talking about it, but Rong Guofa, who had been bragging to her, was shrinking back like a hesitant, frightened quail.
She couldn't help but pull her boyfriend's hand and whisper, "Hey, why don't you place a bid?"
He responded in a low voice, "Are you crazy? 40 million to buy such an Ivory Arhat Tower?"
However, the girlfriend said, "Do you think everyone here is crazy? Why are they fighting so hard for it? Besides, didn't you see how unusual the item is earlier? It shines! It's definitely not an ordinary one!"
Rong Guofa laughed angrily. "I've seen this kind of thing many times. It must have been set up by the auction house, trying to show off!"
After he finished speaking, he saw Su Chan, who was in front of him, turn her head with a smile. She looked at him contemptuously and snorted, then turned her head away and whispered a few words into Li Yundong's ear before picking up the sign in his hand and raising it again.
Rong Guofa felt that the blood all over his body was rushing up with a buzz and going straight to his head!
Was there anything in this world more infuriating and irrational than being humiliated by others in front of a stunning beauty whom one had fallen in love with?
The answer was: Yes! He was being humiliated by this stunning beauty in front of other men!
Su Chan didn't say a word, but Rong Guofa felt as if countless sharp blades had pierced through him in an instant, shredding his skin. He suddenly remembered what he had done to show off his wealth in front of Li Yundong before.
But the unknown young man was now the one riding on his own head!
"What's so great about this upstart?
"He's strong on the outside but weak inside. He's definitely bluffing!
"Dammit, I'm going to expose this fake! How dare he be so arrogant in front of me!
"I've seen this kind of price-raising many times, so I'll show you how to really raise the price!"
Rong Dong was so irritated by Su Chan's glance that he trembled all over and instantly lost his mind. He gritted his teeth and stood up, shouting, "80 million!"
All of a sudden, it was as if a bomb had gone off amongst the crowd!