Otherworldly Evil Monarch - Chapter 248
Chapter 248: The Gong to Start the Show!
Translator: Novel Saga Editor: Novel Saga
It was no wonder that the Aristocratic Hall was selling such a high quality product. After all,
this generation's 'Wine God' Song Shang had carefully fermented this 'Heavenly Wine'!
Even though Song Shang himself hadn't said anything, or admitted to fermenting the wine
himself, everyone present couldn't help but think that he had. Song Shang was considered a
formidable Sky Xuan hit-man, and was famous for his prowess as a warrior. However, Song
Shang's identity as the 'Wine God' was how people had truly etched his character in their
Several maids started to move about. Each of them was pushing a huge trolley. And each of
these trollies each had twelve small... wine glass.
These wine glasses... were nearly one of the smallest wine glasses available. However, it was
still extremely exquisite since it was made of silver. Moreover, they looked extremely delicate
like a cicada's wings since its whole body seemed to sparkle.
Besides looking pleasant, these cups made of pure silver also assured people that the wine
wouldn't be poisonous since poison would change color on coming in contact with silver.
People could drink good wine without a worry on their minds since it would be completely safe.
Three wine glasses were placed on each table. Then, several maids arrived with wine bottles,
and started pouring some wine very carefully so as to not spill even half a drop. The cold and
extraordinary wine gurgled like a river as it was poured out of the bottes' snout and filled the
wine glasses. The hall was covered with an even stronger fragrance as the wine flowed into the
glasses. Everyone looked at the glasses in front of them. Many of them, regardless of their
status or wealth, could not stop their mouth from watering.
’’The main item for this auction is a wine which has never been seen in the mainland the
Heavenly Class Wine! We request everyone to first try the wine. That way, you will all be aware
of what is at stake during the bidding,’’ Song Shang's raised voice shook the audience in the
hall. Naturally, he was very different from Tang Yuan. It seemed as if a deep and still-lake was
standing on the stage as the prominence of a Sky Xuan's demeanor exuded from his body
’’After trying this wine, I am convinced that everyone will realize that it is a spiritual
commodity, and a priceless treasure; no expenses incurred and no price paid will be too much
for this wine. It will all be worth it as long as one gets possession of this marvel,’’ Song Shang
waved his hand.
Everyone had already started coveting this 'never before seen' glorious wine. They impatiently
lifted their wine glass as they inwardly cursed the stingy Aristocratic Hall for the small fingersized
cups provided for tasting.
’’Everyone must be thinking that these glasses are too small; that they are not big enough to
drink properly,’’ Song Shang spoke in an unhurried manner. ’’I would like to solemnly admit
that in this regard... this Hall is guilty. However, I beseech everyone to think if everyone
drank this wine as much as they could, would they be able to truly cherish this 'Heavenly Wine'?
Moreover, would you all pay a high price for such wine then? This selfishness is necessary to
curtail the greed which would violate this spiritual commodity!’’
The guests were all fairly experienced in the ways of life. However, they didn't understand the
importance of that line, and therefore, dismissed it with a laugh.
All of them toasted, and then drained their glasses as they laughed. Princess Ling Meng didn't
drink her cup; she didn't like drinking in general. Anyway, she wouldn't dare to drink without
getting prior permission. The two black clothed men sitting behind her were quite
intimidating. So much so, that mere thought of overstepping her boundaries in front of them
was enough to terrify her. If it weren't for their orders, she would've already left. Therefore, she
had no choice but to pass the wine glass behind to the two men while giving them a disdainful
look. Now these two men had three glasses in between themselves.
The two black clothed men behind her were getting somewhat impatient; so much so that they
practically on the verge of snatching the glasses. They drained their glasses in one gulp as soon
as they received it. The wine left these two men somewhat emotional after entering their
bellies. These men had drunk wine from all over the land, but they never had the good fortune
to appraise such a high quality commodity. The desire to continue drinking was strong in both
of them. They both looked at the remaining glass simultaneously, and then looked at each
other; neither was willing to yield.
Young Master Jun figured that the two men in black clothes who had accompanied Princess
Ling Meng weren't ordinary. One of those two people was 'that man.' However, if that were
true, who in all of Tian Xiang could be considered his equal? Who wouldn't yield in front of him?
Who was that other man?!
’’... ’’ Unexpectedly, the crowd fell silent after taking the first gulp.
Then there was a sudden sound a while later. In the midst of this silence, a robust barreledshaped
man shouted as he stood up. His voice was full of emotion as he groaned joyously. There
was a hint of a queer smell about him.
Everyone turned to the source of the sound, and noticed a man of barely forty years with a
bewitched color spread across his face. He had put his hand on his cup, and had suddenly
jumped to stand up. There was a foolish gaze on his face as he raised his head and said, ’’You
truly deserve to be called the 'Wine God' after fermenting this mysterious wine. Many of us
have toppled after having just one cup. Tell me, when will the auction begin? What is the base
price? It does not matter how much money is required, for this head of the family will take back
at least ten jars of this wine!’’
The big man who had just stood up was actually Tian Xiang City's foremost salt merchant. He
was also the head of Tian Xiang City's Chamber of Commerce; Zhao Meng Long.
Though this man's words seemed very vulgar, but everyone refused to reprimand him since
they felt like doing the same. Hence, they all nodded in agreement. If it weren't for them being
dukes, chancellors and members of great families, none of them would have constrained
themselves from saying what they really wanted to.
Only Dugu Wudi, who was sitting on the second row, shouted with a string of dark expression
across his face, ’’Sit down! Speak in accordance to your surroundings! Making a big fuss like
that, what's next?! Don't you see the people around you?! Do you think this is an aristocrat
mannerism?’’ Dugu Wudi was very anxious and depressed.
The great general Dugu had come here for several reasons. One of his intentions was to show
his support to Jun Wu Yi. However, his real intention had been to witness Jun Mo Xie getting
humiliated. He wanted to beat him, and settle the bet that very same day. [One bottle for over
ten thousand taels? What a joke! He really is very crafty if he can sell it at such a price. I will win
this bet anyhow; that's for sure.]
Who knew that at this point ten thousand silver taels for a bottle of wine wasn't going to be
considered expensive. Not only would the wine be sold for that much, but the price will far
exceed the original amount. Also, because of the successful sale, he would end up with a debt of
twenty five million silver taels. Life was indeed very unpredictable!
How could General Dugu not be depressed? Even if he decided to erase his conscience for this
once, it still wouldn't get him out of his problem. Moreover, he had disturbed the meeting of so
many people at present. He inclined his head and narrowed his eyes as he angrily looked
towards the room where the uncle-nephew duo of Jun Mo Xie and Jun Wu Yi were sitting.
[Wouldn't those two be laughing uncontrollably at me right now?]
Zhao Meng Long hiccupped as he sat down cutting a sorry figure. Although he was very
powerful merchant in Tian Xiang City, he wouldn't dare to argue with the head of the wellknown
'rude and unreasonable' family. He kept the already empty cup down as he sat. Then, he
drained the other two cups on his table and gave a profound and satisfied sigh.
His face was full of happiness.
Dugu Wudi turned his head and saw his treasured daughter smiling. Her face was adorned in a
happy and satisfied expression as she looked at her own father's expression; it was almost as if
she was taking delight in his misfortune. He couldn't help but snort and threaten, ’’If you smile
like that again, I will start arranging marriage interviews for you from tomorrow!’’
Dugu Xiao Yi's laughter suddenly ceased. Her big shining eyes filled with anger, and her pretty
face became dark. She turned her head as she panted in rage. She then looked-back at him as
she spoke with an angry frown on her face, ’’Humph! Look at yourself. Are you scared that you
are going to lose? Humph! Such a huge debt... I would like to see how you pay it back. You won't
be able to pay back twenty five million silver taels even if you sell everything we have. ’’
Dugu Wudi was extremely infuriated by this, and rambled, ’’What pay back? Your father has
plenty of means! You say that even if your father sells everything, he won't be able to pay the
debt off? Is it really that huge a sum? If I truly don't have the money, then I will use my
daughter to make that boy my son-in-law. That ought to make up for the debt, and make you
happy, right? Humph!’’
Dugu Xiao Yi's pretty face became red as she got up to leave in defiance. With a look of utmost
disdain, she shouted, ’’I do not want that! Who would cherish that?!’’
She was both angry and anxious. Although she liked Jun Mo Xie, she didn't want to be given to
him as a stake in a bet. In that sort of condition... how would her beloved give her any respect?
She suddenly started tearing up. Her eyes started glistening with tears as she stamped her foot.
She then turned her tiny waist away without paying attention to her father, and tears continued
Dugu Wudi was at a loss because he had forgotten to mind himself, and had disrupted things.
He hurried to console her. All of the seven 'Heroes and Legends Bravely Rushing Forward' could
not attend due to the limited seating. Therefore, only Dugu Ying Yi had been brought along. He
was initially laughing at the joke, but was soon found himself kicked on his buttocks.
’’Won't you go down?’’ Jun Wu Yi asked his nephew.
’’I feel that something isn't right,’’ Jun Mo Xie frowned and pointed his finger, ’’ 'That man' has
arrived. Moreover, he has also brought someone along with him. It's better if I don't invite
unnecessary trouble. Therefore, I plan to act cautiously.’’
’’Oh?’’ Jun Wu Yi's body shook.
’’I think everything will be alright,’’ Jun Mo Xie laughed mischievously. ’’I am convinced that
Tang Yuan and Yang Mo can handle this matter. I will only make an appearance at a critical
Jun Wu Yi smiled knowingly, but puckered his brows, ’’I fear that the knowledge of your
strength will spread sooner or later. They will all... eventually come to know of it.’’
Jun Mo Xie agreed and shook his head, ’’Therefore, we should rush to develop our Family's
strength in such a way that no would dare provoke us. This way, no one will be able to do
anything even when they find out. After all, only the strength which does not diminish is the
most powerful of all money.’’
Meanwhile, Song Shang had praised the many interesting qualities of this wine, and had now
withdrawn to the side. Song Shang, the 'Wine God', had spoken well since he clearly understood
the flavor of the wine. And though his explanation fell short of Jun Mo Xie's, everyone who
heard it was now reluctant to leave. In fact, they all wanted to dabble with that good wine. Their
hearts had started beating much faster, while the atmosphere had reached a new height of
Now, as his role as the auctioneer, it was Tang Yuan's time to take to the stage.
’’The auction of the 'Heavenly Wine' formally begins! The base price of each bottle is ten
thousand silver taels. The price can increase consistently since there will be no upper limit. And
because of the limited quantity of this excellent wine, each table can take back fifty bottles at
most. Yet, there may be many who won't get this wine,’’ Tang Yuan energetically made the
’’May I venture to ask what this auctioneer Tang... meant when he said that many will not
receive this wine?’’ Many people asked impatiently as Tang Yuan's voice faded.
’’It has no special meaning. Only that, Mr. Song has spent his entire lifetime travelling all over
the mainland to collect the best quality materials. He has used all of it to brew this wine;
nothing more. There isn't any more of this high quality wine left. Therefore, this is the first and
the last auction of this 'Heavenly wine'!’’ Tang Yuan sighed.
’’Only this one time...!’’ everyone cried in alarm. They all looked at each other in dismay; [this
excellent wine will go permanently out of stock today?]