Chapter 1694 The Auction Begins!
In the forest, the group of masked men took off their masks one after another.
The two leaders were none other than the Eighth Guardian of the Nirvana Organization and the man from Murica who had talked to Fang Qiu face to face.
“How was it?”
The Eighth Guardian looked at the man from Murica with a smile and asked, “Do you know his strength now?”
The man from Murica nodded with a smile and said, “I did get to test John Doe’s strength by now. Although he didn’t go all out in the battle just now, I can clearly feel the huge power in his body. John Doe deserves to be a powerful figure that even managed to kill Iryens.”
“Are you confident in dealing with him?” asked the Eighth Guardian.
The man from Murica said with a proud smile, “Of course, we can’t deal with him alone, but with you guys, we will definitely succeed!”
The Eighth Guardian nodded and said, “Let’s join forces to kill John Doe after the auction!”
At the auction house.
The sudden incident before the auction did not cause any discussion. Instead, as John Doe and his companions entered the auction house, these people also set off and swarmed into the venue.
The auction house, which was originally extremely empty, soon became crowded.
As the organizer of the auction, the Nirvana Organization did not take the initiative to arrange the seats.
Therefore, everyone chose their seats.
Fang Qiu and his companions directly chose the innermost seats facing the auction stage. The reason why they chose this place was that, on the one hand, they could see the things on the auction stage more clearly, and on the other hand, they had a chance to see the backstage of the auction stage. Because they were relatively close, they could even hear what the Nirvana Organization said backstage.
Undoubtedly, the four seats occupied by John Doe and the other three were the best ones on the scene.
Whether it was Murica, Soviett, Anglan, L’hexagone, or other large forces, they all wanted those seats very much. Unfortunately, they were late, so they could only choose other seats resentfully.
However, some medium-sized and small-sized forces also occupied a lot of good seats.
This situation made those major forces very displeased, but the auction was about to begin, and no one had time to compete, so they let it go.
Apart from the five major countries, there were also dozens of other countries taking part in the auction, as well as all kinds of forces from all over the world. The whole auction house was crowded with people.
There were even some people who could only stand in the passageway and wait for the auction to begin without seats.
Fang Qiu checked the time.
It was already 8:55 p.m.
The auction would officially start at nine o’clock in the evening. In order to ensure that it would start on time, the auction venue would be open to everyone ten minutes in advance.
Fang Qiu glanced around.
He found that the people in the first row were from the five major countries.
There were 50 seats in the first row.
He was sitting in the middle. On his left were the Muricans, on his right were the ones from Soviett. On the left of the Muricans were the ones from L’hexagone, and on the right of the ones from Soviett were the Anglans.
Not only did the people of the four countries take the remaining 46 seats in the first row, but they also occupied a lot of seats in the second row.
However, at a glance, Fang Qiu found that there was obviously an empty seat among the ones the Murcians had occupied, and the man from Murica who had talked to him in the hotel before had not appeared yet.
“Looks like that seat is his.”
This kind of situation once again confirmed the guess of Fang Qiu.
One of the two masked men who targeted him before must be the burly man from Murica.
Just as Fang Qiu was thinking, there was a sudden commotion behind him.
Fang Qiu looked back.
A burly man in a white sweatshirt and camouflage pants was walking in from the outside.
At the sight of this man, Fang Qiu smiled faintly.
Whether it was intentional or not, the man didn’t pay attention to Fang Qiu at all. He walked straight to the empty seat and sat down.
Fifteen seconds later, it was exactly nine o’clock.
A tugging sound was heard.
In the direction of the sound, a middle-aged man in a black robe and a hoodie came out backstage and stood on the auction stage.
As soon as this man appeared, there seemed to be a gust of cold wind blowing through the whole auction house, which made everyone feel a little gloomy and shudder.
As soon as the black-robed man appeared, the noisy auction house immediately quieted down.
With a chuckle, the man standing on the auction stage reached out and took off the hoodie on his head, revealing a very ordinary face.
At a glance, one could tell that he was a labor worker. His face was sallow, and there was a white beard about a centimeter long on his upper lip, which was very thick.
His cheeks were sunken and the rims of his eyes were very deep. He looked like an eagle who was staring at his prey.
Glancing at everyone, the middle-aged man said with a faint smile, “I’m the eighth Guardian of Nirvana. You can call me Eighth Guardian. Thank you very much for coming to our auction today. There are no rules in this auction. As long as you don’t disturb the normal operation, you can do whatever you want.”
After he said that, everyone on the scene frowned.
“Of course, Nirvana is an organization with great love.”
The Eighth Guardian continued, “So, I don’t want to see anyone fight in the auction house. At the same time, I want to sincerely tell you that Nirvana is not what you think. We’re very easygoing. The purpose of holding this auction is to tell everyone present and everyone in the world that as long as you need it, we can cooperate with you.”
The people on the scene began to discuss in low voices.
Fang Qiu also frowned in an instant.
“That’s all I want to say.”
The Eighth Guardian continued, “I’ll be the auctioneer today. Now, I announce that the auction officially begins!”
As he spoke, the Eighth Guardian turned around, pointed to the back, and said, “Presenting the first auction item!”
A man, who was also wearing a black robe and a hoodie, came out of the backstage with a wooden tray in his hand.
On the tray, there was something emitting milky white light, like a drop of water.
“This is called Jade in Stone.
“In Huaxia Wulin, it is known as the No. 3 Earth Treasure. It is known as the top spiritual herb by all the metahumans in the world. It contains a lot of energy and can be directly taken or used as medicine.”
After he finished speaking, all the people on the scene immediately looked at the Jade in Stone on the tray.
The eyes of many people couldn’t help but light up.
Spiritual herbs were extremely rare for every metahuman, so everyone wanted that item very much.
“The reserve price for this item is one million dollars.”
The Eighth Guardian smiled and said, “There is no limit to the number of bids that can be raised. Bidding will now begin!”
As soon as he finished speaking-
Someone immediately began to bid.
“One million and one hundred thousand.”
“One million and two hundred thousand.”
“One and a half million!”
It could be seen that there were still many people who wanted to get this thing. However, although everyone looked enthusiastic, in fact, the competition was not very fierce.
Because this was only the first auction item, there were still a lot of other auction items left, and the most important thing was the speed-up technique.
The countries and forces that came here for the speed-up technique didn’t want to waste money on these little things.
Soon, someone bought the Jade in Stone with 1.8 million.
Fang Qiu couldn’t help smiling wryly at that price.
He recalled the past.
When he sold the Earth Treasures, each of them was only worth hundreds of thousands of Huaxia coins. However, the Jade in Stone was now sold at the price of 1.8 million dollars.
That was equivalent to 10 million Huaxia coins.
The first auction item was sold on the spot.
To everyone’s surprise, the Eighth Guardian took out all kinds of transaction tools. All the auctioned items would be traded on the spot, and the expensive ones could be traded via Internet transfer.
Before long, the first transaction was completed.
The Eighth Guardian said, “Next, the second auction item.”
The black-robed man picked up the tray again and walked out from the backstage of the auction house.
This time, what appeared on the tray was not a spiritual herb, but a short sword made of black iron with azure energy ripples on its edge.
“This is a short-runic sword found in a relic in Europa. It contains a lot of water-type energy.
“The person who gets this sword can control the water-type energy. If the metahuman who is good at controlling water-type energy gets it, his strength will be greatly enhanced.
“The reserve price is five million dollars.
“The bidding begins!”
Without giving people any chance to think, the Eighth Guardian directly began the bidding.
Now, the people from Northern Ou all got a bit furious.
The auction item came from a relic in Europa, and it was a weapon that contained water-type energy. Wasn’t this the legacy left by the gods of Northern Ou in ancient times?
How did the Nirvana Organization get it?
How could the Nirvana Organization monopolize the relics in Europa secretly?
Although those people from Europa were quite displeased, they also knew that they could not have a conflict with the Nirvana Organization at this time, so they could only quickly offer to buy back what belonged to them from the Nirvana Organization.
A man from Europa’s top forces stood up and said, “This belongs to Europa. I hope no one will compete with us for it.”
Just as he finished speaking-
“Five million and one hundred thousand.”
A shout of bidding suddenly came.
“Five million and three hundred thousand.”
“Five million and five hundred thousand!”
Then, all types of bidding sounds rang out one after another.
It seemed that no one cared about the request made by the man from Europa at all, as if they didn’t hear what he said.
This made the faces of those people from Europa darken.
Even though they were full of anger, they could only suppress it and continue to compete with the others.
The short-runic sword was actually sold at the stunning price of 8 million dollars.
This caused the people from Europa to feel extremely furious. However, the people from the other powers were extremely happy.
In fact, they didn’t really want to get that short-runic sword. They just wanted to take this opportunity to reduce the financial resources of Europa and prepare for the following bidding.