1.8 billion dayuan was an astronomical figure. It was certainly the highest amount that had been bid at this auction. Almost everyone immediately turned to look at Luo Yunyang.
There was quite a number of astute people who had determined that this ancient spear wasn't ordinary the moment it had appeared.
Thus, they had all been pondering how to slowly raise the bid before winning the spear with a swoop. However, none of them had expected that Luo Yunyang would raise the bid so insanely. Damn that son of a b*tch!
Would they be able to raise the bid and fight Luo Yunyang to death? Almost everyone already looked hesitant. The person who had raised the bid by 50 million had chosen to remain silent.
"1.8 billion going once! 1.8 billion going twice! 1.8 billion going thrice!"
This time, the old host didn't pause for too long, as the bid had already exceeded his expectations.
As the hammer fell, Luo Yunyang exhaled sharply. Fat Xue's heart was aching a little as he said, "That was 1.8 billion, Yunyang! You could have just spent 800 million on that ancient spear, yet you spent an extra billion!"
Luo Yunyang wanted to explain to the grieving Fat Xue, but Chu Yuan spoke up instead. "If Luo Yunyang did what you suggest, then he might not have been able to win the ancient spear, even if he bid 1.8 billion on it. Although I don't know the origin of the spear, I have a feeling that it is no ordinary item."
Suddenly, Chu Yuan added rather seriously, "When I was looking at the ancient spear just now, I sensed a sort of spiritual nature that I can't describe."
While the two of them were speaking, the old man announced slowly, "The next item is the last one at this auction. It's not going to be brought up here, but don't worry. If you purchase it, it will be delivered to you within 10 days."
"We commissioned the Ravenous Wolf Mercenary Group to obtain this item for the auction. 20 members of the Ravenous Wolf Mercenary Group lost their lives in the process."
"This item is currently en route to Mei'ya City from the 13 Eastern Cities. It's a drug prescription from the 13 Eastern Cities that was taken from the tomb of Zu Long."
"Many strong fighters from the Eight Eastern Militaries made quite a number of sacrifices to obtain this prescription. The auction for this item will begin now."
As soon as the old man finished speaking, Luo Yunyang's expression became ugly. He had already realized what would be auctioned off next.
Amid his extreme fury, he felt about five formless shapes pressure him and envelope him.
These people were martial grandmasters.
There were few martial grandmasters keeping watch at Mei'ya City. If five of them were gathered there, one could imagine how important this auction was.
Plus, there was no secret prescription there.
Although Li'chen had intended to invite Luo Yunyang back to her little abode to spend the night, when she saw the killing intent he radiated, she tactfully shoved this invitation to the back of her mind.
However, her eyes still looked intoxicated as she watched Luo Yunyang leave.
He wasn't very masculine, yet he had a captivating grace about him. He was very unconventional. Although this never showed on the surface, he had a lofty, avant-garde air deep down. He was the sort of man that made one ponder over them.
As Luo Yunyang, Fat Xue and the others left, they all had strained expressions on their faces. Fat Xue's chubby body looked as though it was going to explode.
"Damn it! If I find out who the bastard that did this was, I will make sure they have a horrible death!" Fat Xue roared in the car.
He currently looked like a furious lion. Even Ling Yubing, who he normally didn't get along with, didn't try to tease him now.
Deep down, Luo Yunyang was even more infuriated than Fat Xue. He hadn't expected that the prescription that he and many others had risked their lives for down in Zu Long's tomb would actually appear at this auction.
How was this possible? He couldn't believe this had really happened right before their very eyes.
Luo Yunyang remembered all the insiders who knew about the prescription. Obtaining this prescription had been an extremely difficult task after all.
"The 17 Western Cities have always had a stranglehold on body-forging medicine, restorative medicine and various other sorts of drugs," Fat Xue said, waving his chubby hands angrily. "You guys might not know how difficult it is to obtain medicine, but if you hear some figures, you will understand! Only elite martialists can obtain even the most basic body-forging medicine in the 13 Eastern Cities."
Fat Xue took a deep breath before he added, "Of course, anyone who is willing to spend a lot of money can also obtain some."
"Any boy from the 17 Eastern Cities with no birth defects has the right to receive the most basic body-forging medicine."
"This alone should be enough for you to understand why the 17 Western Cities have become stronger in recent years and why the weight of their word and authority has increased."
Wei Zhongxing, who had been silent all this while, spoke up when he heard Fat Xue's words. "You don't have to be so harsh, Fat Xue. We are all part of the Da Alliance. Even though there might be some disparities between us, we must still..."
"To hell with that!" Fat Xue snorted. "Don't act all high and mighty in front of me!"
"We should stand united at this crucial juncture. However, this unity should mean that everyone's thoughts and efforts are directed at a common goal, not used by powerful people to help count their money!"
"The ancient prescription we obtained from Zu Long's tomb was supposed to help us tear down the blockade of the 17 Western Cities and allow us to stand on equal footing, yet look at what happened!"
"Let's not talk about who might have leaked the information for the time being," Luo Yunyang said. "I believe that there already are people in the 13 Eastern Cities who are investigating this. What is important right now is that the prescription is in the hands of the Ravenous Wolf Mercenary Group."
When they stepped back into the hotel, Luo Yunyang and the others immediately went in search of Teacher Xie. Although Teacher Xie had been calling himself a teacher, Luo Yunyang and the others could faintly guess his actual identity.
"You guys are back! Have your arms gone soft from sweeping items up? Let me give you a little advise. Hurry up and spend as much money as you have on hand, because when we return, you won't have any more chances to buy stuff."
Teacher Xie, who was holding a pipe in one hand, looked like he was speaking from experience.
As he was smoking his pipe vigorously, Luo Yunyang felt like each of his puffs was an attack meant for his greatest enemies.
"Teacher Xie, the ancient prescription we found in Zu Long's tomb has been leaked," Fat Xue said immediately.
Teacher Xie's hands stopped moving and the smile on his face froze. He studied Luo Yunyang and the other four martialists before saying in a grave tone, "When did you find out?"
"We attended the auction," Ling Yubing answered. "The secret prescription has already been bought by the Doug Family, one of the three golden family clans."