Chapter 158: Auction Square

 

10th and final release from Hurricane Kerin.

 

Enjoy xoxo

ED: Looked over by LikyLiky who passed out yesterday. Last chapter of the day.





 

“CRACK!”

 

“Raahhh…. oooo…….”

 

Two clear and distinct sounds spread throughout the atmosphere. The first one was the sound of bones being crushed. The second one sounded like an extremely painful howl…

 

Both sounds were emitted by… the daemonic fire lion.

 

A gigantic sword mark was slashed across the back of the daemonic fire lion. A blurry blood stain appeared on his fur. Its gigantic body was crawling across the ground in pain. A weak white Qi emanated from its mouth but it was still mixed with some scorching flames.

 

The crowd was stupefied when they saw the result of the attack. Even though Lin Feng was incredibly strong, how could the extremely strong fifth level Ling daemonic fire lion not withstand a single attack from him?

 

Lin Feng was quite surprised as well but immediately, a big smile appeared on his face. This battle was definitely interesting. So this was the plan all along, the lion couldn’t withstand a single blow from an opponent.

 

“Thank you for your gift. I really appreciate it!” said Lin Feng while raising his head and looking at the noble student on the viewing platform. Lin Feng was sneering at him with eyes filled with delight.

 

The daemonic fire lion had surprisingly been unable to withstand a single attack and there was only one explanation as to the reason for this. They had weakened the daemonic fire lion before the battle even started. They had prepared this weakened beast as a gift for Mu Fan, then Mu Fan would have easily been able to defeat it. A student of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue defeating such a strong and powerful ferocious beast with a single strike, how much prestige would the institute gain from such a feat?

 

Everyone’s thoughts were chaotic. They were confused because nothing had happened according to plan. Lin Feng had defeated the daemonic fire lion… Lin Feng had tamed the beast while Mu Fan had lost his life with a single strike.

 

Lin Feng understood why the one in charge of the cage had looked at him with envy a moment before. He knew that this purposely weakened beast was ultimately going to belong to Lin Feng.

 

When he heard that Lin Feng was thanking him, the noble student looked annoyed. His expression was incredibly ugly. Anyone would be able to guess that he had made the beast weaker so that he could rig the victory in Mu Fan’s favour.

 

The entire crowd looked at the group of students of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue as if they were despicable.

 

The Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue was really shameless and its methods were really cowardly. They were not as strong and influential as they always acted. They always tried to make it seem so but in fact, this was not the case, they were all just frauds.

 

The young noble student coldly smiled at Lin Feng and said: “Why thank me? Even though you brought the daemonic fire lion under your control, it doesn’t mean that it will always follow and obey you. It’s not that easy to tame such a ferocious beast. It would be best for you to be very careful, just in case the beast feels like devouring you someday.”

 

When Lin Feng heard what the noble student said, he looked amused and said: “Don’t worry, what you’re saying is not my concern even if the daemonic fire lion is many times stronger than me.”

 

When he finished talking, Lin Feng went to the man in charge of the cage and said: “So this daemonic fire lion now belongs to me, right?”

 

“Yes it does.” the man said not sounding reluctant to hand it over, but Lin Feng didn’t wait to hear the reply; he had already grabbed the chains on the beast and started to pull the daemonic fire lion out of the cage.

 

Lin Feng walked out of the cage and took a deep breath to savour and enjoy this moment, Lin Feng then glanced at the incredible amount of people who were watching him.

 

Under his mask, he had a huge smile on his face. He then said: “Being able to win a fifth level Ling ferocious wild beast is indeed a great thing. Once it grows to maturity it will reach the Xuan level. I have really made quite a sum.”

 

The crowd was surprised. Made quite a sum? He actually meant that the daemonic fire lion had earned him money.

 

What did Lin Feng mean?

 

Nobody had time to ask before Lin Feng continued: “If you like this daemonic fire lion, it’s still not impossible for you to obtain it, shall we go see how much this will sell for? Let’s head to the auction.”

 

Everybody was astonished when they heard what Lin Feng said. How very cruel of him.

 

Auction?

 

He wanted to sell such a valuable ferocious beast after winning it?

 

At that moment, the crowd understood what Lin Feng had said before. He would not get devoured by the daemonic fire lion because he initially didn’t intend to take it with them. Lin Feng had never wanted the daemonic fire lion to begin with.

 

“Is that guy crazy? That’s a daemonic fire lion!”

 

Many people thought that Lin Feng was crazy for selling such a beast. They all thought that selling the daemonic fire lion was a stupid choice.

 

Of course, it was Lin Feng’s choice to make and he didn’t feel like having the ugly daemonic fire lion walking by his side.

 

He would do best not to commit the crime of cherishing a jade ring.

 

He wasn’t strong enough to keep such a valuable beast. Even if it was a great ferocious beast to possess, he couldn’t afford attracting the provocation of so many people. While he would not shy away from provocation, he did not want to invite it. He understood that in this world he would attract the attention of the wrong types of people and possibly get into trouble that could be avoided by having such a valuable pet.

 

What Lin Feng needed at this moment was to become stronger and quickly, he did not want to rely on the strength of a ferocious beast. Lin Feng couldn’t afford attracting other people’s envy which would cause him trouble. He already had too many enemies, owning such a beast would be like provoking people to become his enemy.

 

The opinions of other people wouldn’t make Lin Feng change his mind. It was difficult to make him change his mind. He understood that he did not have the strength to own this pet.

 

Lin Feng then left with beast and left the Prisoner Arena. He was walking towards the Market District.

 

Some people from the Prisoner Arena left and followed alongside Lin Feng. The entourage looked incredibly majestic.

 

Some people wanted to see how agitated the auctions would become with such a beast. Some others were interested in trying to purchase the daemonic fire lion.

 

Many of the people who followed from the prisoner arena were not short on purity stones. They had enough purity stones to spare and a daemonic fire lion was extremely valuable to them.

 

If they had a daemonic fire lion, they would be able to raise it until it reached the Xuan level which would make it invaluable. Besides, having such a ferocious beast walk next to them as they traveled would make them have an impressive and commanding presence.

 

As Lin Feng and the group of people were walking, the crowd was growing larger and larger, the people were attracted by the prestigious impression this crowd gave. It was slowly getting out of hand.

 

They were the subject of a widespread discussion. The news that somebody wanted to sell a daemonic fire lion was quickly spreading through the districts. That’s why more and more people were approaching to see the spectacle.

 

Lin Feng was satisfied with this. He had feared that there wouldn’t be enough people who would be interested in buying it.

 

The more people that were interested, the better it was. That way, the price would be extremely high, which was a very good thing for Lin Feng.

 

Lin Feng arrived in front of a square made especially for auctioning. There was a pavilion with several thousands of seats.

 

The place wasn’t as big as that of the territory of the Prisoner Arena , This place gave a cozy feeling when looking at the scenery. People could watch the auctions while being served tea and decide whether or not they wished to purchase the treasures.

 

When Lin Feng saw this place, he smiled and walked towards it.

 

When Lin Feng was about to arrive at the auction square, a group of people appeared in front of him which made him stop.

 

“Someone like you cannot have a daemonic fire lion.” said a boy coldly while staring at Lin Feng.

 

Lin Feng looked and said indifferently: “If I were you, guys, I would get the hell out of my way and go far away from here.”

 

These people were stupefied when they heard Lin Feng speak. Cold Qi was being released from their bodies. All of them were far from being weak.

 

“We will pay a hundred purity stones of medium quality and take that daemonic fire lion with us.” Said one of the group.

 

“I gave you a chance, yet you are still morons.” said Lin Feng coldly and then continued: “I will count up to three, if you don’t get out of my way, I will have the crowd of people behind me kill you. Who would sell a daemonic fire lion for one hundred purity stones of medium quality? How stupid can you be?”

 

When they heard Lin Feng, the expression on the group of people’s faces changed. There were many people who were behind Lin Feng who suddenly stepped forwards and gave intimidating looks towards the group. They were eager for the group to give them a try.

 

“ONE!” Lin Feng started counting. At that moment, even more people started moving forward from the crowd.

 

“TWO!” continued Lin Feng. He had a strange smile on his face when he noticed that these people were not reacting.

 

Lin Feng’s eyes suddenly revealed murderous intent which made the group blocking his way completely shocked.

 

“Remember me, this is not over.” threatened the leader of the men who was blocking the path and then their group started moving out of the way.

 

“As expected, you do not accept my goodwill, bunch of morons.” said Lin Feng coldly and then added: “In your next life, learn how to use your brains and remember not to threaten someone who just showed you a great kindness.”

 

“How could someone dare to try and get my daemonic fire lion for a hundred purity stones of medium quality! Kill all of these people for threatening me and I will set aside 100 medium purity stones for you regardless of who wins the auction.” said Lin Feng coldly.

 

He was extremely calm as always, but the expression on the faces of the people who blocked the way suddenly changed drastically.

89 Comments

  1. Max   •  

    Thanks again for the great work.

      • Max   •  

        Because this series is amazing and the people who are working on it are more amazing ?

  2. Annoyer   •  

    I see its finally time for the most necessary thing in every xianxia novel. The Auction House.

    • Phantom Starlight   •  

      And if I know my xianxia, an auction means some power is going to try to intimidate any competitors from competing with them so they can get something worth a fortune practically for free.
      Conflict will inevitably ensue.
      Probably some stuck up brat will also show up. Likely from the aforementioned power before the auction.

  3. Annoyer   •  

    Let me guess he becomes an alchemist next?

    • Asf   •  

      That is soo out of character for the gangsterlike lin feng

      • SkyOh322   •  

        LOL was on the floor laughing

          • HaHaHaaa!!!!   •  

            That…I can almost see that happening…

          • not here   •  

            Yeah, he will be a street musician playing his zither. And he would attack people with the zither’s melody when battling. lol

  4. MirrorDefense   •  

    thanks for the great stimulation

  5. tia   •  

    Thank you for the chapters … i really like PMG ☺

  6. jawke   •  

    Sooo… Pill daddy or uncle has drugs?

    • hue   •  

      lol is this a reference to lin xing from syw?

      • hue   •  

        lin xin from sywz* oops

  7. youngdrgn   •  

    Thx for the chapter.

  8. Cardenshin   •  

    Thanks for the Chapter.

  9. rokko   •  

    “How could someone dare to try and get my demonic fire lion for a hundred purity stones of medium quality! Kill all of these people for threatening me.”
    Isnt it a bit excesive? haha

    • notsaneinthebrain   •     Author

      He gave them multiple chances. Then when they saw they really had made a stupid choice. They basically said that they would kill him in the future.

      First they tried to rob him and humiliate him. Then when he gave them the option to walk away they threatened him while walking away. Kinda deserved death.

      • Annoyer   •  

        What I dont get is why did the people following him listen to his orders?

        • LikyLiky<3   •  

          They wanted to buy the daemonic fire lion also, so why would they let the ones who tried to steal it get away?

        • Voydom   •  

          It’s like a free pass to kill someone … in masses, responsibility vanishes. And Lin Feng is smart to kill these wannabe enemies. He can have only so much on his plate.

    • WoopWoop   •  

      Killing them is not excessive(at least not for a xianxia), however ordering random people and those random people following the orders… meh this is getting a bit out of hand.

  10. horny for me   •  

    da hell? Why re they listening to Lin Feng? Don’t get it, and besides, couldn’t the crowd attack him? Da fk?

    • Phantom Starlight   •  

      Dunno why they are listenimg, but the reason they don’t attack Lin Feng is because they arwn’t stupid like those other guys.
      If they DID. attack Lin Feng it would end up as a free for all and most of them would die.
      They wouldn’t want the others to get the lion afterall.

    • Gohankuten   •  

      Because the crowd knows if they try to fight for it the rest would gang up on whoever it was and it would end in a major bloodbath til only 1 survived so they would rather try their chances at winning the auction then risk dying for nothing. Also the crowd following Lin Feng respect him since he showed his strength and character.

    • Tasear   •  

      They have some human sensibilities.

    • BusyBody101   •  

      Would you be happy if an item that is able to make you powerful and popular with the pretty ladies/boys being blackmailed by other people for $1 without giving you a chance to bid for it? You would beat the shit outta whoever does that, and that’s exactly what’s being shown here by the crowd. 😉

  11. vulcain   •  

    thanks for the chapter

  12. Olbid   •  

    Thanks for the chapter.

  13. Sindra   •  

    lin feng, cleanser of evil weak but arrogant cultivators

  14. cinlau   •  

    The author really need to be consistent with Lin Feng’s character. At this point its just so random.
    Sometimes he forgives someone who commit a really serious crime, such as the guy who made his friend a beast slave. But sometimes he just slaughtered an entire group just for simply blocking his way for a moment.

    • Phantom Starlight   •  

      I thought he vowed to kill the entire clan that enslaved his friend though?

      • cinlau   •  

        He didnt kill the guy the first time. He only put slave mark on his face and warned him to not ever come across him again. This is the guy who commit a very serious crime against his best friend.
        And now an entire group who want to buy an exotic beast from him (granted at a very cheap price, but it happens in real life too lol) will be slaughtered by him.

        • notsaneinthebrain   •     Author

          Slaughtered by him for 1) daylight robbery. 2) threatening his life when he showed mercy.

        • Phantom Starlight   •  

          That youth wasn’t personally responsible for the enslavement though.
          He was however trying to get Lin Feng enslaved, so he returned that inkind.

    • notsaneinthebrain   •     Author

      There was a character development moment in between those two events. Where his teacher told him to match his heart to his ideals and what he believe is right and wrong.

      He showed them mercy, then decided that they would not appreciate it and threatened his life so he killed them. These are his ideals

      • cinlau   •  

        Ohh I probably skipped that chapter lol
        But I always get this random feeling about Lin Feng’s character since the beginning.
        I dont mind if he is really a ruthless character like Chu Feng but at least be consistent 😀

        • Nefilium   •  

          HOW COULD YOU?!?!? SKIP A CHAPTER?! WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE!?

          No but seriously. How many works are you reading if you can skip chapters of This one? xDD

        • Tasear   •  

          That the thing he was never meant to be portrayed as a ruthless character. He is suppose to a sensible protagonist in hectic world of wuxia.

    • Triopsate   •  

      Nah Lin Feng is very eye for an eye, you treat him with disrespect, he’ll break a few(?) bones, you want to kill him, he’ll kill you.

  15. Phantom Starlight   •  

    Guess I was only half right. I had a feeling he wouldn’t keep the lion, but I guessed it was either from killing it or giving it away.
    Honestly. The thought of selling jt never occured to me

  16. DMR   •  

    Thanks for the chapter XD

    And a cliff hanger again… why not just have the crowd kill them already? Why the author wait till the next chapter? He’s just dragging things out….

  17. Replay   •  

    so who are the guys walking behind Lin Feng? and damn i almost type Chu Feng orz

    • notsaneinthebrain   •     Author

      They are the people who followed him from the prisoner arena to buy the beast. There is half a page about the gathering of this crowd walking behind him 😛

    • LikyLiky<3   •  

      The crowd of people from the other districts and the people from the prisoner arena.

  18. Lord of Madness   •  

    THX so Much.
    PS. BUNNNNNNNNYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. GrimReefer   •  

    Thanks for the chapters. Bed time for me.

  20. Arua   •  

    Borrowing someone else’s knife like a boss huh

    But the author is really dragging things out…

    Thanks for the chapter

    • Nefilium   •  

      lol it isn’t as bad as the guy who wrote Shadow Rogue… An entire chapter to basically tell you that, since the mc had been through a lot, he enjoyed happy moments even more than ‘normal’ people…

  21. Voydom   •  

    Thanks for the chapters ^^. Time to make some money 🙂

  22. goodygoodguy   •  

    So he attacked them? Good!

  23. wirosableng   •  

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Having a hard time finding the next chapter button……..
    #lol

  24. Triopsate   •  

    😡 wasn’t there the part at the end where Lin Feng said that if the group of morons didn’t scram, he’d tell the group behind him that whoever kills the group gets to buy the lion for 200 mid grade purity stones? And didn’t he also say that whoever kills someone from the group will get100 mid grade purity after the auction.

    I can’t make any confirmations right now since I was half asleep while listening to it and I’m in class right now but I’ll confirm it when I get back to my dorm.

    Thanks for the translations BTW o/

    • notsaneinthebrain   •     Author

      I will check the raws since I cannot sleep, I did this at 1am so I may have missed it or misread it in my tired state.

      • Nefilium   •  

        Then why are you still awake, mate? It’s not good to go completely sleepless night after night! I mean, I fell asleep face down just after reading the first or second chapter you released now because I didn’t sleep during the night before yesterday! xDD

      • Fluphy   •  

        go sleep already >.>

        • notsaneinthebrain   •     Author

          ok 🙁 sooooo sleep deprived!! I blame you

          • goodygoodguy   •  

            Feels like this one has a double meaning ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    • notsaneinthebrain   •     Author

      They don’t get to buy the lion for 200, but he does say he will set aside 100. On the kill order and mentions it slightly before which I rewrote because I didn’t like the wording. Adding now.

  25. Spartan-208   •  

    Spend my weekend catching up on the novel, I seriously love it. 😀

  26. Nefilium   •  

    Thanks for the chapter!

  27. dniv   •  

    Lol he’s still as goddamn ruthless as ever, but I guess that’s just his strange form of appeal and way to maintain absolute stability of face.

    I liked how he chose to reject the animal because he is currently too weak for it and even went out of his way to sell it instead of just not taking it.

    Though it’s unfortunate that for every smart decision he makes he still has to do something sort of silly. Did he really have to get the others to kill those people? Though I can’t blame him really after figuring out his rationale during the chapter when he was mediating about his motives and he ranked up to 5th ling layer.

    Also, his extended family is just too stupid to not think that it could be him. What doesn’t make sense to me is why his survival is being kept so hush-hush to the general public. Is it really to save face? Isn’t he a large threat? Is it really worth keeping it a secret from students at the Holy Courtyard?

    The story is really better than a lot of the other Xianxia out there. While I still like ISSTH more than this story, this story is definitely a sword force to be reckoned with. :-p

    Thanks for the release. You’re such a sis (as opposed to bro)! Your translations are much beloved by us all. 😀

    • dniv   •  

      Also I have a valid question… where did Lin Feng get those ideals of his from anyway? Is it because he was always weak and bullied that he felt so strongly like that before he got more powerful? Is it because he has two different souls and so his personality and value-set is more complex than the people around him (as he literally has two different sets of ideals and which one is more dominant sort of depends on the situation itself). He isn’t inscrutable to me yet, but I’m dipping between liking and disliking his ideal set. It isn’t bad per say, but it seems strange that he’d have it in a world like his.

      Why is he so able to see things for how they are…? Is it just because he brooded so much over things while he was weak? I find this interesting… anyway… this is the thing that’s always hard for writers… how do you find an excuse to make the protagonist special and different from others… after all people aren’t just born with randomly different ideals from the people around them… they also need to be influenced in particular ways by their environment to have a reason to find other ideals. Being weak helps, but having strong character and so on… obviously is different… Anyway I find this interesting so sorry for droning on. 🙂

      • goodygoodguy   •  

        He just love risking his life. Must be a masochist.

  28. ambi   •  

    Thanks for the chapter notsaneinthebrain and Kerin!

  29. GaYoung   •  

    This chapter shocked me so much I don’t know what to say.

    What??!! Lin Feng selling the beast to avoid trouble. I mean what he’s AVOIDING trouble now?! Wait AVOIDING trouble?!! Lin Feng? :O

    • GaYoung   •  

      and oh thanks for the chapter!!

      • xzx_   •  

        Haha gotta say I didn’t expect that as well 😀

  30. Dr.Shrykos   •  

    Thanks for the chapter.

  31. LOVEUJENNY   •  

    Love you… mooorreeee

  32. Jack   •  

    I cannot stomach the fact that he killed that boy over such a trivial matter…

  33. Cupcake ninja   •  

    After several months of paintstaking efforts, i have finally discovered the secrets that lie at the core of Xianxia novels. It goes like this: 35% cliffhangers, 15% battles over “face”, 20% Op MC badassery, another 20% interactions/sexy times with the harem members, and lastly 10% actual plot progression.( No complaints here, though.) See, this here is the secret formula to writing wildly popular novels that are guaranteed to run for at least 1000 chapters.

    • Cupcake ninja   •  

      “paintstaking”? no, no, i meant painstaking…

  34. Benzi   •  

    evil Lin Feng, thanks for the chapters!

  35. ekekee   •  

    Hahahaaa…That was a smart move^^

  36. War the God of Weed   •  

    Thanks for the chapter can’t wait for my next dose!!

  37. HaHaHaaa!!!!   •  

    Some of these comments make me feel like the readers are not properly comprehending what they read, or maybe not thoroughly reading…
    They ask questions that have obvious answers or have already been answered in the story…

    THIS ANNOYS ME!

    …I feel like my comment was pointless…

    • notsaneinthebrain   •     Author

      lol yup it happens.

      Some people just like to speed read it.

  38. rokko   •  

    10? that means that he spent 400? :O

  39. K1nk4   •  

    Thanks for the chapter!

  40. ZaX   •  

    They just had to get the last word in. Thanks again to hurricane!

  41. Yamikage   •  

    Thanks for the chapter!

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