Chapter 294 Treasures Ranking!
Chapter 294 Treasures Ranking!
On the table in the middle of the VIP room, there were many delicious snacks served on the plate and a pot filled with warm spirit tea.
"Esteemed Guests, you can let me know if you require any service, I'll be just outside the VIP room." The female attendant bowed as she finished speaking, and then she turned around and left.
"VIP rooms are great. There're soft couches to sit on, delicious snacks, and even spirit tea to drink!" Tang Li Xue grinned as she sat on a coach with comfort.
Yaya already flew away from Tang Li Xue's shoulder and poured some spirit tea from the teapot into her cup and Tang Li Xue's cup.
Instructor Zhiruo and all of her students also bid their farewell to Instructor Mei Lan and the others before they entered the other VIP room beside Instructor Mei Lan's VIP room.
Instructor Mei Lan sat on the left side of Tang Li Xue, followed by Li Jing, Gan Aomiao, and Huang Hao. While Bing Yi and Hei Yinghao were still debating intensely on who would sit on Tang Li Xue's right side.
Instructor Mei Lan smiled gently as always and told them: "All of you do not have an invitation, so you cannot bid in this Annual Auction. But you all can tell me if some good stuff that arouses your interest appears in the auction this time, I will bid it for you all. Of course, you all still need to pay it by yourself!"
Tang Li Xue frowned deeply and pondered carefully: 'I only managed to get 100,000 credits by selling all my handmade talismans to Teacher Li Wei. Added my savings and the mission completion reward, I only have a bit more than 200,000 credits... Sigh... Hopefully, it is enough to buy the item to conceal or disguise Little Loki's traits.'
'I do not need anything with too marvelous effects... A treasure that can hide its sinister evil aura, black horns, bat wings, and devil-like pointed tail will be enough.' Tang Li Xue determined the item she wanted to buy in her mind.
They still need to wait for a few hours before the Annual Auction would begin, so Instructor Mei Lan used this chance to teach her students a few important things.
"All of you should already know that the basic form of the inscription is Rune. The string of Runes will form an Inscription, and the string of Inscriptions will form an Array."Instructor Mei Lan leisurely explained to them while they enjoyed the delicious snacks on the table.
"The Master Inscriptionist usually carved several Arrays onto the treasure. The more Arrays that treasure have, the more valuable it will become. But do you all know the treasure rank classification from the Arrays it has? If anyone of you can answer this question, I will buy anything you want in this auction as long as the price is still under a million credits." Instructor Mei Lan giggled mischievously.
Tang Li Xue and the others were completely dumbfounded by Instructor Mei Lan's words.
One million credits!!!
Isn't this the same as giving them one million credits to spend in this Annual Auction?!
Unfortunately, Instructor Mei Lan had not taught them any about these yet, so most of them still did not know the answer to her question... except the always knowledgeable Li Jing... and Tang Li Xue who had been taught by Teacher Li Wei about it!
Li Jing immediately raised her hand to answer Instructor Mei Lan's question, but Tang Li Xue already raised her hand half a second faster than Li Jing.
"Yep, Little Xue first!" Instructor Mei Lan smiled while pointed at Tang Li Xue to signaled her to answer the question.
Tang Li Xue took a deep breath and said: "Any precious treasure can be classified into three ranks according to the number of arrays carved onto it."
"The lowest one is called Magic Treasure has one to nine Arrays. The rank above it is called Spirit Treasure has more than ten Arrays, and the last one is called Supreme Treasure has more than one hundred Arrays!" Tang Li Xue concluded her explanation.
"90% correct! Li Jing, do you have a better answer than Little Xue?" Instructor Mei Lan glanced at Li Jing and asked.
Li Jing puckered her red lips and pouted, but she still shook her head.
"All right, Little Xue… You can bid on any item you like later, but no more than one million credits. You must use your own credits if you want to buy something more pricy than that. Is that clear?" Instructor Mei Lan warned sternly.
"I understand. Thank you very much, Instructor Lan!" Tang Li Xue happily nodded her head like a woodpecker.
Tang Li Xue knew in her heart that Instructor Mei Lan's reason for doing this was to help her buy the item to conceal Little Loki's traits since she already asked Instructor Mei Lan about it three days ago.
Tang Li Xue felt really touched but also really embarrassed because Instructor Mei Lan already helped her too many times.
Tang Li Xue silently carved Instructor Mei Lan's kindness inside her heart and swore to reciprocate it by many times someday in the future.
"Actually, above Supreme Treasure rank, there is still Heavenly Treasure rank." Instructor Mei Lan said with a mysterious smile on her beautiful face.
"Eh? There is the Heavenly Treasure rank above the Supreme Treasure rank? Why do I never hear it from Teacher Wei before?" Tang Li Xue widened her topaz blue eyes and asked curiously.
Instructor Mei Lan giggled and sarcastically said: "Because no matter how talented he is, he will never be able to create anything on the Heavenly Treasure rank! That is why he never told you anything about that before!"
"Oi, Dummy Lan! Do not talk nonsense to my disciple! Little Xue, you do not need to listen to Dummy Lan?! Heavenly Treasure rank? Bullsh*t!" Teacher Li Wei's voice resounded in Instructor Mei Lan and Tang Li Xue's mind through a telepathic way.
"Heavenly Treasure is actually included in Supreme Treasure too, but it got recognized by Immortal World's heavenly law. Only 1,000 best Supreme Treasures registered in Heavenly Treasure Ranking List can be called Heavenly Treasures." Teacher Li Wei explained to Tang Li Xue in more detail.
"1,000 Heavenly Treasures are the best of the best created by many famous Inscriptionist Grandmasters since ancient times until now. You can imagine how hard it is to create the treasure qualified enough to enter the Heavenly Treasure Ranking List. That Dummy Lan is too dummy to even understand that!" Teacher Li Wei mocked Instructor Mei Lan again.
Tang Li Xue realized that Teacher Li Wei was actually in the VIP room beside them.
Instructor Mei Lan and Teacher Li Wei started to arguing fiercely and mocking each other.
Time passed quickly and the Annual Auction this year was finally begun.
An ear-splitting bell ringing sound could be heard throughout the entire auction hall. It instantly calmed down the noise. After that, a beautiful and elegant fox lady in a purple sexy dress slowly descended from above and landed right onto the stage.
The fox lady on the jade stage was very beautiful, and her hourglass-like figure was truly voluptuous.
Her beautiful dress fluttered with every soft breeze passing by. Her enchanting face carried a friendly smile, leaving more than just a good impression on all those who watched her. Furthermore, this beautiful fox lady had reached a very high rank, probably already in Spirit Beast rank.
When the beautiful fox lady landed on the auction stage, she cleared her throat and looked around. After that, with a loud sweet and clear voice, she said, "Welcome friends, welcome to this year's auction! I'm the auctioneer, Zhao Mengli, and I'll be the ceremony mistress for today's auction. Without further ado, let's begin the auction now!"
The whole audience became silent. Everyone stared at the auction stage, waiting for Zhao Mengli to bring out the first auction item.
Zhao Mengli didn't disappoint the audience this time, he didn't give another long-winded speech. With a flip of her palm, an azure-colored fruit in the jade box instantly appeared. The azure colored fruit was constantly producing a buzzing sound, and it was glowing in a cold shine.
The apple-like azure fruit also kept emitting an irresistible freezing aura that made the temperature around the Auction House dropped by several degrees.
"This precious fruit is called Spring Ice Fruit from Eversnow Continent. This fruit can strengthen the body and expel any impurities out. There is no harmful effect, other than the extremely cold aura. Not only you will become a lot stronger without any side effects after you eat this fruit, but you will also look more handsome or beautiful!" Zhao Mengli explained with a soothing smile on her mesmerizing face.
"The starting price of this Spring Ice Fruit is 300,000 credits. The price increment should be more than 10,000 credits. The auction starts now!" Zhao Mengli shouted with her sweet voice.
Zhao Mengli announced a starting price that wasn't too high.
The audience sitting downstairs kept bidding fiercely.
However, Tang Li Xue was already dumbfounded when she saw the familiar fruit in the auctioneer's grasp.
"Isn't this freezing fruit that belongs to Teacher Wei?! The one he offered to me with the other two items in exchange for two requests from me before! So Teacher Wei already planned to auction it in this Annual Auction since the very beginning?!" Tang Li Xue shouted in surprise.