Otherworldly Evil Monarch - Chapter 249
Chapter 249: Who is worse than whom?
Translator: Novel Saga Editor: Novel Saga
thought that this was reasonable. [It must've been difficult to find the raw materials
to ferment such a high quality wine, right?]
[Yes. It's fair that there's only this one batch.]
’’Since it will only be this one batch... how many bottles are there in total?’’ this question was
asked by a person who wasn't necessarily an authority on wines. In fact, she hadn't even tasted
the wine for it was Princess Ling Meng.
Fatty Tang answered her question despite being astonished by it, ’’The total number of wine
bottles on auction is: three thousand. And no matter the price wine such as this 'Heavenly
Wine' appears only briefly. Therefore, just drink it! Even if it means that this wine will get
’’Three thousand bottles...!’’ People who were very fond of the wine exclaimed. Three thousand
bottles was a lot; it would be considered a massive number. However, one had to remember that
many people were invited for the auction, and at least a hundred people were participating in it.
Therefore, each would be able to obtain only thirty bottles on an average.
However, the upper limit of purchase for each person was fifty bottles. Moreover, in the first
row was the royal family, and behind them were all the great houses of the Kingdom. These
people would certainly take initiative and spend money so as to not return empty handed. It
was likely that they would take turns in procuring for their needs. On top of that,
representatives from over a dozen such great families were present here. Their consumption
would reach around eight hundred bottles of wine; at the very least.
Hence, the remaining eighty or so families would have to compete for twenty two hundred
bottles. This made it clear that there would be many who wouldn't be getting any of this
If one was unable to bid successfully, it was possible that they would forever lose the
opportunity to taste wine of such an extraordinary quality.
The competition between the merchants would invariably be unprecedented and bitter.
Many people secretly clenched their fists. They were ready to shout out the price once when the
’’Now we formally begin the auction. The first batch consists of fifty bottles! Only one person
can win all of this,’’ Tang Yuan's fat stomach shook as he smugly announced. He felt that the
most important moment of his entire life was upon holding the hammer, and making the
’’I bid one million taels for these fifty bottles!’’ A man shouted. Surprisingly, the first person to
bid... had actually doubled the price. Some people inwardly cursed the man after hearing this;
[arrogant. Sir, this is just the first bid... don't treat it so much like game. Won't the prices
become sky high when our turn comes because you shouted out like this?]
The person who had just called-out slowly stood up from his seat in the third row. He was
wearing a blue gown. It looked as if the ocean was rippling undulated inside its in endless folds.
In fact, it seemed to everyone that a thin layer of 'Blue Ocean' had suddenly appeared in front of
The man leisurely smiled and said, ’’I am Hai Chen Feng, the leader of Tian Xiang City's Jin Yang
Gang. I have always loved wine. Therefore, I wish to covet the 'Heavenly Wine'. In fact, I don't
think that one million silver taels is too large an amount for this wine. I ask anyone who I
might have offended to forgive me.’’
Hai Chen Feng had naturally been brought in by Jun Mo Xie as a precaution against many
eventualities. He needed someone he could ’’trust’’. True to the task, Hai Chen Feng had stood
up to receive the first shelling of criticisms.
Naturally, there was another reason behind this action of Hai Chen Feng's. He had done this to
announce that Tian Xiang City's number one underworld faction, the Jin Yang Gang, had
undergone a change of leadership. Moreover, he had also demonstrated that 'Gang Leader Hai'
was taking the Jin Yang gang to the upper echelons of the Tian Xiang City.
Hai Chen Feng's sudden appearance caused everyone's gaze to be immediately drawn to him;
like pieces of metal being attracted to a magnet. Hai Chen Feng stood there motionless, but he
looked a bit 'under the weather', for his complexion had turned somewhat pale. In fact, Jun Mo
Xie, who was watching all this from upstairs, was left puzzled. [Don't tell me that he has
sustained serious injuries in these two days? This is becoming too frequent, right? It seems that
I will have to train him, and increase his strength at least once or twice. Otherwise things might
Only the Young Master Jun could dare to think this this. ...increasing a Sky Xuan expert's
strength by two levels on a whim... who would believe that?!
The three princes and the members of all the great families payed very careful attention to him.
They all knew that Jin Yang Gang had undergone a change of leadership. However, they hadn't
expected that the mysterious new leader would turn out to be a Sky Xuan expert.
It was important to know that Spirit Xuan experts considered themselves above everyone else
and rarely interfered in worldly quarrels. Just below the Spirit Xuan experts, were the Sky Xuan
experts; they formed the backbone of the world's power houses. Taking the Tang Family as an
example; it was one of the most powerful families in Tian Xiang City. However, even its most
powerful member was a mere Earth Xuan expert. And now, there was a strong Sky Xuan expert
who had unexpectedly become the head of a gang. Even if the Jin Yang Gang was supposedly the
city's number-one gang, it still wasn't powerful enough to compete with the latter. Hence,
everyone found this to be a bit too outrageous.
However, bearing this Sky Xuan expert to obtain these fifty bottles of extraordinary wine was
acceptable. Hence, no one else participated in this bid; for a while.
As the dust settled, everyone saw a black clothed youngster leisurely standing up in the second
row. Although his face was covered with a veil, his bearing was extremely graceful. Each and
every movement of his' seemed to be comfortably executed. So much so, that it seemed as if he
was a reservoir of all the elegance under the sun. Moreover, his conduct was a textbook example
This black clothed youngster was the Li Family's Li You Ran.
Li You Ran was attending a public event after many years.
’’I bid one million and five hundred thousand silver taels,’’ it seemed from Li You Ran's voice
that he was smiling. His voice sounded like a cool breeze passing through a forest on an
autumn day; it was clear, and there was no hint of anger in it. ’’This is the first round of auction
for this Heavenly Wine. This is of great importance. This Young Master is also fascinated with
this wine. Therefore, I must ask Gang Leader Hai to forgive me.’’
Li You Ran smiled as he looked at Hai Chen Feng; it seemed that his look was one of admiration.
However, he did not reveal his truest and innermost feelings.
It was just the evening of the day before yesterday when two of his seniors had been
dispatched. But, they were forced to return after sustaining serious injuries. And their culprit
was the man in front of his eyes; the new leader of the Jin Yang Gang. Although he had come to
know that both sides had suffered injuries, how could he allow this auction to go as per Hai
Chen Feng's wishes? Especially when his eldest brother-apprentice was sitting right behind
Li You Ran's main aim was simply to disrupt Hai Chen Feng's impetus, and test the financial
capabilities of the Jin Yang Gang. After all, the commodity on sale would cost millions of silver
taels. Hai Chen Feng would be a very brave man if he were to blindly increase the price. In that
case, Li You Ran would back down at an opportune moment, and Hai Chen Feng and the Jin
Yang Gang would suffer a crippling financial blow. This would also serve as revenge for his two
injured senior brother disciples.
’’So the Li Family's Young Master is also very fond of wines, huh?’’ Hai Chen Feng chuckled
gently, ’’This, however, is not a problem. It is only natural that the price will go high. And since
that is the case, I bid three million silver taels!’’
Hai Chen Feng had never cared for money. Especially now when the Jin Yang Gang's purpose
was to help Jun Mo Xie earn profit. Therefore, no matter what price Li You Ran would bid, Hai
Chen Feng could surmount it.
However, this price wasn't enough for Li You Ran to consider withdrawing. Moreover, he was
also worried that no one else would now dare to compete against Hai Chen Feng. Anyhow, such
an opportunity didn't come to him very often. Therefore, he naturally wanted to add a little bit
more; what he would add, would keep the price almost the same.
Everyone present on the scene was a powerful personality in their own merit. And although
three million was not a small amount, it wasn't very high either. However, spending so much to
buy fifty bottles of wine... sixty thousand per bottle was still quite extravagant. [These gangs
will never change... money is dirt to them.]
’’Gang leader Hai is very rich; as expected!’’ Li You Ran laughed calmly as his glance turned as
intoxicating as a joyful river. ’’This Young Master bids three million silver taels... and one
Three million silver taels... and one copper?!
Such a bid was clearly meant as a blatant insult.
Hai Chen Feng was infuriated, and a wave of outrage rose within him. He started breathing
violently as he looked at Li You Ran in a cold manner. He said, ’’Young Master Li's family is truly
great... adding just one copper to the three million. He he... However, my heart is untroubled in
this regard, and I will not hesitate to spend ten thousand gold taels. Therefore, I bid five
Hai Chen Feng was really mad at Li You Ran. [This boy is extremely annoying! You increase the
price, but add only a single copper! This is too strange! Dammit!] He decided to end it with Li
You Ran at that moment.
This matter had just become a question of dignity.
’’Gang leader Hai, didn't you yourself say that 'it is only natural that the price will go high'?
Then why are you getting so mad about this? Such behavior isn't good. He he,’’ Li You Ran said
lightly. ’’Every family here is a noble, and everyone's demeanor is in accordance to that status.
This Young Master has merely added to the price without violating any rules. There aren't any
stipulations regarding how much we can add. Also, my Li Family is a very small family.
Therefore, we cannot afford to add a lot of money; kindly forgive me. However, since Gang
Leader Hai feels this way... I will admit that I have sinned since I wish to avoid annoying him!’’
Hai Chen Feng's face was pale but he was happy inside. [You try to add more to the price, and I
will immediately stop. I will make you bear the burden of this black pot with your own pocket!]
Li You Ran paused for a moment, and then finally said with elegance, ’’I will bid five million
silver taels... and two coppers!’’
Hai Chen Feng flew into a rage! He jumped on top of his table, and let out a huge roar, ’’You, boy,
you've gone too far... you... ’’ Just then, he heard Young Master Jun's faint voice... right in his
ear. It was similar to that of a housefly, ’’Let him have it.’’
Hai Chen Feng was stumped. He started looking around. In the Xuan Xuan Continent, there was
no technique-known to send one's voice to others in such a manner. Hai Chen Feng had no idea
how that voice entered his ear... [Why does it seem that no else heard that? This is too weird,
’’I am telling you to let him have it. Do not bid again; that's an order!’’ Jun Mo Xie's voice
sounded inside Hai Chen Feng's ear once again.
The voice was very strict and commanding; even if it was faint. Hence, he could not disobey that
[Yes. I will obey your orders.]
Jun Mo Xie had taken note of Li You Ran the moment he had arrived. He had then searched
through the previous Jun Mo Xie's memories, and had come to realize that this was the first
time that he was seeing Li You Ran in person.
Jun Mo Xie had a sense of uneasiness the first time he laid eyes on this man. Li You Ran's
bearing... whatever he said... or the movements he made were too perfect!
He was just perfect... regardless of what was at hand.
However, [does such a perfect personality truly exist in this world?] Jun Mo Xie would never be
convinced of that.
[The Heaven and the Earth aren't perfect; nothing is perfect in this entire world.]
[Such a perfect person does not exist anywhere in the world!]
Even if Li You Ran demonstrated a ’’perfect’’ behavior, Jun Mo Xie knew at a glance that he was
actually a fake.
Fake to the core!