Chapter 867: Xie Wang
Jian Chen’s complexion immediately became extremely ugly. He clenched his fist tightly and powerful killing intent had vaguely appeared in his eyes. If it were other treasures that would be won by others, he still had the time to steal it but the divine water of the world was different. Jian Chen was really worried that the buyer would consume it immediately after they won it from the auction, cutting off all possibilities of other people stealing it.
“Ten million and five hundred thousand grand quality crystal coins,” said the malicious-looking young man. His complexion was very ugly too. The price was approaching his limit.
“Eleven million grand quality crystal coins,” said a middle-aged man with gritted teeth from one of the enclosures.
Jian Chen turned to the patriarch of the Dare tribe. “Patriarch, may I ask how much more crystal coins your tribe is able to take out? Treat it as me borrowing the extra amount. I will definitely repay you with several times the amount.”
After some thought in silence, the patriarch said bitterly, “If my Dare tribe empties its pockets completely, it should be able to pull out another five million grand quality crystal coins. Warrior, since you need it, my Dare tribe will give you the five million. We just need you to help us eliminate the Menghuang tribe to prevent any consequences.”
The patriarch’s heart bled as he said that. The fifteen million crystal coins were all the tribes’ savings from the past thousand years. It had basically wrenched the tribe dry. Fortunately, they possessed a spirit vein so they could produce quite a lot of crystal coins every year. As long as the tribe was able to stay safe, it would be able to return to how it was without much time.
Jian Chen did not act polite and said, “I will remember the patriarch’s kindness. I will definitely return the five million coins several folds.”
“Eleven million and two hundred thousand grand quality crystal coins,” the voice from the Menghuang tribe rang out once again. In their enclosure, the foreheads of the three experts were covered with cold sweat. According to their estimations, they would only need one million grand quality crystal coins yet the price had now far exceeded that. It was approaching their limit.
Although their tribe possessed both a medium and a small sized spirit vein, the crystal coins were an expendable despite being able to produce so much every year. Moreover, their tribe was very populous and would consume a large number of crystal coins for cultivation every day. It would amount to eighty percent of the coins produced by the veins every year, while the remaining twenty percent would be stored away. They did not have much at all.
“Twelve million grand quality crystal coins. I, Xie Wang, will be taking this divine water of the world. If there’s anyone who’s able to pay an even greater price, then do it. I won’t be continuing the battle,” the malicious-looking young man said loudly. A powerful killing intent slightly radiated from his body. The twelve million coins were all his wealth; they were only collected with difficulty from raiding many small tribes and killing countless experts of the Sea race. He was unable to take out any more than that now.
“What? That person’s actually Xie Wang…”
“It’s actually the terrifying Xie Wang who kills without even batting an eyelid…”
“This Xie Wang is just too despicable. He actually robbed me on the way, forcefully taking a hundred thousand grand quality crystal coins.”
A hubbub of discussion immediately arose in the quiet auction center. All of them were discussing Xie Wang, while their voices were filled with anger and great hatred. Clearly, this Xie Wang had offended many people outside but he was extremely powerful, so very few people dared to seek revenge on him.
In a private enclosure, the middle-aged man immediately reacted after hearing the name. He muttered, “I never thought it would actually be Xie Wang. Xie Wang’s a Seasoul Warrior at the peak of the 14th Star. He’s only an inch away from the 15th and he should be approaching the end of his life. If I win the divine water, Xie Wang will definitely hold back nothing and steal it. Bah, I’m not going for the water anymore.”
In the Menghuang tribe’s enclosure, the two protector elders and the current patriarch also had extremely ugly expressions.
“Sigh, let’s give up. Xie Wang’s really powerful. He’s reached the peak several hundred years ago and is far beyond the old patriarch. Even if you add the three of us and the previous patriarch, we’ll probably only be able to reach a stalemate with him. If we keep going for the water, we’ll definitely offend him. At that time, Xie Wang might just kill his way into our tribe and create a great disaster.” sighed one of the protector elders.
“Ahh, let’s not fight for it anymore. Although the previous patriarch will probably be able to reach the 15th star in less than a hundred years with the divine water, we’ll probably be ambushed by Xie Wang half-way on the road before we make it back if it does end up in our hands.” The current patriarch also spoke out his thoughts. He immediately gave up on the idea of obtaining the divine water.
Xie Wang was a loner. He was free of ties and was approaching the end of his life. He no longer had anything to lose, so he could do anything. Let alone the other, smaller tribes, he would even dare to intrude peak-level tribes that had 15th Star Seasoul Warriors protecting them.
“Xie Wang!” The face of the patriarch of the Dare tribe became extremely unsightly. Exceedingly great fear appeared in his eyes. The name ‘Xie Wang’ was like a thunderclap to him; this man was a harbinger of disaster a hundred times more terrifying than the Menghuang tribe.
“I never thought he would also require the divine water so desperately. Warriors, let’s not fight for it anymore. We can’t offend Xie Wang because of this,” said the patriarch to Jian Chen and Nubis. He was pleading them.
Jian Chen glanced at the patriarch before slowly closing his eyes. He sat back on the soft, comfortable sofa once again and said with an ordinary tone, “Why not fight? I need it desperately too. Let alone someone who’s 14th Star, even if it’s 15th Star Seasoul Warrior, I would go for it too.”
“But that’s Xie Wang…” The patriarch’s face was filled with worry. He was extremely fearful of Xie Wang.
“What’re you scared for? Is this puny Xie Wang really that powerful? Why don’t I, the great Nubis, feel it? Hmph, if this little shit really does want trouble, I’ll make sure that he returns dead,” scoffed Nubis. The corner of his lips curled up with a sliver of disdain.
Silver Striped Golden Snakes power up greatly after absorbing the hidden essence of their clansmen but more importantly, they would evolve. They would evolve to a more powerful and greater existence. Although Nubis did not evolve after absorbing the hidden essence from the Class 8 Magical Beast, his gains were not little. His strength increased greatly such that even if he encountered beasts of antiquity that were at the same level as him, he would still be filled with confidence of victory.
“Twelve million going once…” The auctioneer’s voice rang through the entire center.
“Xie Wang is infamous. Very few people want to offend him. Looks like the divine water is destined to end up in his hands…”
“I just hope he doesn’t succeed in his breakthrough. Otherwise, there’ll be no chance for our revenge…” A hubbub of discussion rose up in the auction center once again. Everyone believed that no one dared to name another price.
“Twelve million twice…”
“I will pay twelve million and one hundred thousand grand quality crystal coins.” At this very moment, an extremely casual voice rang out from one of the private enclosures.
The voice immediately silenced the huge auction center. At that moment, all of the people present looked toward the room where the voice came from as if they wanted to see just who dared to go against the renowned Xie Wang.
In another enclosure, Xie Wang smashed the crystal table before him with a fist. His face was filled with rage as he said icily, “Alright, alright, alright! I want to see just who wants to be enemies with me, Xie Wang.”
The three experts from the Menghuang tribe were also stunned by Jian Chen’s voice. They all looked toward his enclosure in astonishment. Never did they think that the two experts recruited by the Dare tribe would go against Xie Wang.
“Alright, alright. Looks like heaven’s will really is greater than a person’s wishes. I never thought they’d actually offend Xie Wang. That’ll do it. We don’t even need to move anymore. The Dare tribe’s probably already going to face a calamity,” one of the protector elders from the Menghuang tribe laughed aloud.
“The two experts recruited by the Dare tribe may both be 14th Star Seasoul Warriors but there’s still a huge disparity among 14th Star Seasoul Warriors. Xie Wang’s reached the peak of the 14th Star long ago and he’s only an inch away from reaching the 15th Star. The Dare tribe’s two experts definitely aren’t enough to be his opponent,” said the current patriarch of the Menghuang tribe as his face beamed with a happy smile.
Jian Chen and Nubis had offended the infamous Xie Wang. This was naturally something the Menghuang tribe was extremely willing to see.
Not only did the sudden voice shock many people, it even stunned the auctioneer. Perhaps it was due to the fact that he never thought that there would actually be someone who would offend the great Xie Wang for some divine water of the world.
The divine water of the world was valuable but it was not limited after all. Some would appear in the divine realm almost every one thousand years. Obtaining it would just be another story; it would not be that easy, unless someone possessed great strength or had a fortuitous encounter.
“Twelve million and one hundred thousand once. Is there anyone else who is willing to pay a greater price?” broadcasted the auctioneer.
“Twelve million and one hundred thousand twice…”
“Twelve million and one hundred thousand three times. Sold. I hereby announce that the divine water of the world rarely encountered in a thousand years has been won by the guests in enclosure number fifty-eight.
Jian Chen could not help but smile slightly. He had collected another material for forging the Azulet swords, which made him very happy. He felt that this journey was well worth the while; if he had not come to Jass City, he probably would not have been able to see the divine water.
The auction continued and many other valuable treasures appeared. Another day passed just like this, before the main item for auction this time was finally reached—the fragment of the Octoterra Map.
Many first-rate tribes and clans had come for this map fragment, so the auction for it was naturally even more intense. In less than twenty minutes, the price of the map fragment rose from the starting price of five million crystal coins to over fifty million yet there were still plenty of clans still battling for it. The price continued to scale upward.
Jian Chen did not participate in the battle for the map fragment and instead sat and watched.
At this very moment, Jian Chen’s eyes froze. He immediately became rather stern. He could feel that many powerful people had arrived outside the auction center. There were plenty of Saint Kings.
“Jian Chen, looks like obtaining the Octoterra Map fragment won’t be easy. I can feel the presence of Saint Kings, and there’s quite a few of them,” Nubis said to Jian Chen through a mental message. His voice was heavy.
Note: This is a different ‘Xie Wang’ from the one who wanted to assist the Dare tribe but was chased away by Nubis. That Xie Wang’s name translated roughly to ‘crab king’, while the one we have right now translates roughly to ‘malicious king’.