Chapter 247: Extreme Shock
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Ma Qin wasn't surprised that Hu Jun got enraged, as he was already mentally prepared.
"Manager Qin, quickly return this Origin Strengthening Pill. Isn't this just intentionally making trouble?" Hu Jun took a deep breath and stuffed the Origin Strengthening Pill in his hand back into the pill bottle, then he covered it up once again before passing it to Ma Qin.
Ma Qin didn't take it from him and said, "Lord Hu Jun, you'd better just examine it according to usual practice....You acting like this doesn't conform to the rules."
Hu Jun frowned and asked, in a low voice, "Does this even need a test? Could it be that you think this Origin Strengthening Pill is able to compare to that bottle of Origin Strengthening Pills that was just auctioned out?"
However, even though he spoke in this way, Hu Jun still took out the Origin Strengthening Pill and carefully examined it.
Ma Qin concentrated his gaze on Hu Jun's expression and awaited a miracle to occur even though the chances were extremely slim....
Before long, Ma Qin noticed that the enraged expression on Ma Qin's face completely froze.
There's a chance!
Ma Qin's eyes shone.
"This...." The enraged expression on Hu Jun's face had vanished, and replacing it was an expression of excitement. "Simply....Simply a work of art that overcomes that of nature, a work of art that overcomes that of nature! Perfect, too perfect!"
Ma Qin was shocked by Hu Jun. "Lord Hu Jun, you....Are you alright?"
It wasn't the first day that he'd known this grade seven alchemist, but he could be sure that it was absolutely the first time that he had seen this grade seven alchemist be so excited.
Even when he appraised the bottle of 75% purity Origin Strengthening Pills, this grade seven alchemist wasn't so excited.
"Manager Qin, who placed this Origin Strengthening Pill for auction? I want to meet him." Hu Jun instantly stood up from his seat and had completely lost his composure.
"Lord Hu Jun, you are...." Ma Qin couldn't wrap his head around the matter. Could it be that this Origin Strengthening Pill is a medicinal pill with a purity above 80%?
Isn't this too unbelievable?
Hu Jun took a deep breath, suppressed the excitement in his heart, and slowly asked, "Manager Qin, do you know what the purity of this Origin Strengthening Pill is?"
"Could it be that it really has 80% or above in purity?" Ma Qin eyes opened wide like saucers and had a face full of astonishment. If it really was a medicinal pill with a purity of 80% or above, then their Ma Clan Auction House was really going to be in the limelight this time!
Although rare, within the entire Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, there were some medicinal pills with a purity of 75%.
But a medicinal pill with a purity of 80% or above....
In the history of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, it seems to have never appeared before!
"80%?" Hu Jun was stunned when he heard what Ma Qin said. "Who told you that the purity of this Origin Strengthening Pill is at 80%?"
"Could it be that it isn't at 80%? 79%?" Ma Qin had a bewildered expression, and his excited mood had calmed down slightly.
Like he thought, how could it be possible for a medicinal pill with a purity at 80% or above to appear...?
Hu Jun grunted coldly and said, with a clear voice, "79%? Hmph! The purity of this Origin Strengthening Pill, if I didn't feel it wrongly, it's at least at 90% or above!" As he finished speaking, a trace of excitement appeared on his face.
To an alchemist, being able to see a medicinal pill with a purity at 90% or above was undoubtedly an extremely great honor....
What he wanted to do now the most was meet the person that placed this medicinal pill for auction. If he could contact the alchemist that refined this Origin Strengthening Pill and obtain guidance from that alchemist, his achievements in the Dao of alchemy would surely advance!
Thus, Hu Jun was anxious in his heart and wished for nothing more than to directly meet the guest that placed this Origin Strengthening Pill with a purity of 90% or above for auction.
"Manager Qin, hurry and take me to see that respected guest!" Hu Jun's tone was extremely anxious, his chest rose and fell like bellows, and his eyes flickered with excitement.
However, he quickly noticed that Ma Qin didn't react in the slightest, as if Ma Qin had completely not heard a word he said.
"90% purity or above?" Ma Qin was stunned, and his heart trembled. In the next moment, his entire body seemed as if he was held by the throat, and his face flushed red.
Even though he wasn't an alchemist, he knew what a medicinal pill with a purity of 90% or above represented!
A medicinal pill like this is absolutely an existence of legend, and existence of myth!
Now it had appeared within their Ma Clan Auction House?
"Manager Qin!" With Hu Jun's cold shout, Ma Qin recovered from his shock. "Lord Hu Jun, my apologies, I was enthralled earlier."
"Hurry and take me to see that respected guest!" Hu Jun continued to repeat with an anxious tone.
Within the room, Duan Ling Tian was dozing off. He originally thought that an item that he would be interested in might appear during the Ma Clan Auction House's auction, but up till now, five items had been auctioned and none were things that he was interested in.
Ke Er and Li Fei, however, looked on in interest.
Xiong Quan stood behind Duan Ling Tian with a calm expression, not a bit concerned with everything in the outside world.
Knock! Knock! Right at this moment, the sound of door knocking echoed out, and the attendant's voice sounded. "Guest, our Manager wants to see you."
Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses and his eyebrows rose. The corners of his mouth curled into a smile, as he wasn't surprised.
Although that Origin Strengthening Pill was substandard in his eyes, its purity was still at 91%.
Not to mention the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, even in the entire Darkhan Dynasty, or even the 'Foreign Lands,' a medicinal pill with a purity of 91% was something that almost no alchemists could refine.
This was something that only Rebirth Martial Emperor was capable of as a Royal Grade Alchemist!
He'd long since guessed that so long as the Ma Clan's grade seven alchemist were to identify the purity of that Origin Strengthening Pill, the alchemist would surely come look for him.
"Come in," Duan Ling Tian said indifferently.
Duan Ling Tian once again saw Ma Qin, and he also saw an old man behind Ma Qin. Even though it was the first time he'd seen this old man, but Duan Ling Tian still guessed his identity at the first possible moment.
The old man ought to be the Ma Clan's grade seven alchemist.
"Guest." The gaze that Ma Qin used to look at Duan Ling Tian now was filled with reverence.
What a joke!
A person that was capable of taking out an Origin Strengthening Pill with a purity of 90% or above, even if he thought with his ass, he would still be able to realize that the person wasn't simple.
Behind the person was obviously an extremely formidable alchemist!
No, terrifying wasn't enough to describe an alchemist that's capable of refining a medicinal pill with a purity at 90% or above.
It wasn't too much to call the alchemist abnormal!
Duan Ling Tian glanced at Ma Qin indifferently and asked, "Is something the matter?"
Ma Qin took a deep breath and introduced the old man by his side to Duan Ling Tian. "Guest, this is my Ma Clan's grade seven alchemist, Lord Hu Jun. It's Lord Hu Jun that wants to meet you."
"Respected Guest." Hu Jun looked at Duan Ling Tian with an excited expression. "May I ask, which respected alchemist refined this Origin Strengthening Pill that you placed for auction?"
Duan Ling Tian shook his head when faced with Hu Jun's burning gaze. "I don't know either."
Hu Jun was stupefied, and Ma Qin was stupefied as well.
Duan Ling Tian continued, "That Origin Strengthening Pill was gifted to me by an old man....However, that's a matter of a few months ago. I only have one last pill now, and the others have already been consumed by me."
Hu Jun deeply glanced at Duan Ling Tian when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said, and when he noticed that there wasn't the slightest inkling on Duan Ling Tian's face, he asked. "Guest, do you know where that Senior has gone?"
Duan Ling Tian shook his head. "I don't know. I only happened to meet him once. He said that I have a handsome appearance and I am pleasing to the eye, so he gave me some Origin Strengthening Pills....In the start, I still thought he was stingy, but later on I noticed that the Origin Strengthening Pills he gave me weren't simple!
"Alas....If I knew earlier that his Origin Strengthening Pills were so good, I would have asked for a few hundred more from him." As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian had a face full of regret.
A few hundred?
Hu Jun and Ma Qin looked at each other, and they both had bitter smiles on their faces.
This young man was really a newborn calf that wasn't afraid of a tiger!
This is an Origin Strengthening Pill with a purity of 90% or above. Him being able to obtain a few was already an extremely great fortune.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Ma Qin and Hu Jun and asked like a fool, "Right, this Origin Strengthening Pill of mine ought to be able to sell for some money, right?"
"Guest, don't worry, we will absolutely auction out a price that is beyond your imagination....However, Guest, the rules of our Ma Clan Auction House requires the deduction of a 10% administration fee," Ma Qin added.
"10%? That's too much, right?" Duan Ling Tian frowned.
"Guest, our Ma Clan Auction House's rules have always been like this. Do you still want to auction off this Origin Strengthening Pill?" Ma Qin asked.
"If there's an administration fee deduction of 10%, then I'm not auctioning it." Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
Ma Qin was stupefied. "Guest, you....Do you want to consider for a moment?"
"There's no need, I'm not auctioning it. Return it to me," Duan Ling Tian said firmly. At the same time, he extended his hand and looked at Hu Jun, who held the Origin Strengthening Pill.
Hu Jun took a deep breath and looked at Duan Ling Tian. "Guest, if you really give it to us to auction, we won't deduct the administration fee from it."
"Lord Hu Jun!" Ma Qin was stupefied.
"Manager Qin, I'm confident that even if the Patriarch was present, he would make this decision. You ought to be able to realize the extraordinary meaning this pill has to our Ma Clan Auction House." Hu Jun had a serious expression as he spoke.
Ma Qin pondered for a moment, then he nodded. "OK, then we'll do it according to Lord Hu Jun....Guest, we won't deduct the administration fee from you, are you willing to giving this Origin Strengthening Pill to our Ma Clan Auction House to auction away?"
"Since you aren't deducting the administration fee, then I'll naturally be willing to give it to you to auction," Duan Ling Tian said, in all seriousness.
"Thank you, Guest." Ma Qin and Hu Jun nodded to Duan Ling Tian before leaving.
After they found out that the Origin Strengthening Pill with a purity of 90% or above was only an unexpected gain of Duan Ling Tian's, they both lost interest in Duan Ling Tian.
The room's door closed once again.
Li Fei, who was holding back her laughter all this time, couldn't stop herself from bursting out in laughter, and her face revealed a beautiful and brilliant smile. "Scoundrel, when you were bluffing people earlier, it seemed so real....If it wasn't for me knowing the truth, I might have been cheated by you."
"Yes, Young Master, your act was really too convincing." Ke Er nodded in deep agreement, and her beautiful face was filled with adoration....
"What I'm curious of the most now is how much money that Origin Strengthening Pill will actually sell for." Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed and he lightly smiled.
And right at this moment, the voice of the old man sounded out from the auction platform and caused Duan Ling Tian's gaze to abruptly light up.
"Silver Fire Grass!"