Published at 14th of October 2018 03:29:11 PM

Chapter 833
Chapter 833 - Stone Tablet Obtained

"Ye Feng?"

Phoenix Rain's mouth twitched slightly when she saw Shi Feng suddenly raise his hand .

She hadn't expected him to be here .

Moreover, he had placed such a high bid . This placed her in a somewhat awkward position .

She only had around 4,000 Gold on hand . It would be difficult for her to continue bidding .

However, Phoenix Rain's surprise was minor compared to the shock everyone else in the venue felt . This had been a contest between God's Domain's major powers, yet someone from a lesser Guild had actually dared to outbid them . He had practically issued a direct challenge .

How does he have so much money? Surprise flashed in Hidden Cloud's eyes when he turned to the calm Shi Feng .

He had already read through the information his team had collected about this man . Shi Feng had been an unknown pawn before entering God's Domain, an insignificant existence that did not warrant his attention . However, after joining God's Domain, Shi Feng had begun to shine .

During the game's early stages, he had only been well-known in a town . Afterward, he had vanished from the public eye .

The next time he appeared and displayed his strength was when he had helped Gentle Snow . Not only had he defeated Soaring Snake, one of Ouroboros's top experts, but he also helped Gentle Snow become the Guild Leader of Ouroboros .

However, the match against Sirius in the Dark Arena had truly earned him fame .

Nevertheless, compared to Hidden Cloud, Shi Feng was still insignificant . Even if the Swordsman were more powerful, at the end of the day, he was merely the upper echelon of a small Guild . A small Guild could never compete with the Nine Heavens Pavilion .

The resources each Guild commanded were on entirely different levels .

Yet, a minor character like Shi Feng had bid 4,000 Gold . Shi Feng was even richer than he was!

However, after a brief period of silence, Quiet Melody suddenly shouted, "Four thousand, five hundred Gold!"

She rose the bid by 500 Gold instantly . Even Shi Feng could only smile bitterly while shaking his head . Like Phoenix Rain, he had only brought around 4,000 Gold .

"That was a close call . Luckily, I managed to borrow some Coins at the last minute . Otherwise, I really would've lost the item to Phoenix Rain . " Quiet Melody revealed a relieved smile as she turned to Shi Feng .

If not for Shi Feng raising the bid and earning her some time, she would have lost this auction .

"Damn it! The Sacred Temple is going to snatch it from us!" Hidden Cloud's frustration was overwhelming as he glared at the satisfaction on Quiet Melody's face . If he obtained the golden tablet, not only would the Nine Heavens Pavilion give him the right to use the tablet first, but he would have also made a huge contribution to the Guild .

Moreover, with the first usage rights to the golden tablet, he could nurture a group of trustworthy experts . With those experts by his side and his contribution to the guild, he could advance his position in the Pavilion .

Now, however, not only did he have to hand the golden tablet over to someone else, but that person was also a long-time rival . This was far more vexing than losing the golden tablet to Phoenix Rain .

"Ye Feng, lend me your 4,000 Gold . I'll pay you back with 30% interest," Hidden Cloud asked desperately, his voice no longer carrying any hints of superiority .

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Shi Feng shook his head, saying, "No, I want 50% interest . "

"That's going too far!" Hidden Cloud growled, killing intent lacing his words . "Thirty percent is already high! If you hurry, you'll lose the 30% interest and earn yourself a powerful enemy!"

Emotion warmed Gentle Snow's face . She had never thought that Hidden Cloud would ever make such a threat .

His desperation truly confused the Snow Goddess .

Just what kind of item was this golden tablet? It had actually driven Hidden Cloud to lose his composure . At this moment, the man before her behaved nothing like the Hidden Cloud she knew .

"Going too far?" Shi Feng grinned . Unhurriedly, he pointed his finger at the distant Phoenix Rain, saying, "The Phoenix Pavilion Master has also asked for a loan . Since you don't want to borrow it, I can lend it to the Phoenix Pavilion Master . "

"You!" Furious, Hidden Cloud wanted to rage . However, when he heard the hostess smash the gavel a second time, he gritted his teeth and said, "Fine! I promise 50%!"

On the surface, although Hidden Cloud had agreed to Shi Feng's conditions, he changed his view of Shi Feng from someone who needed a warning to someone who needed to be extinguished . Once the auction was over, he would introduce Shi Feng to despair .

Meanwhile, Shi Feng had long since been prepared as he quickly retrieved a contract and handed it to Hidden Cloud .

The terms of the contract were very simple . As long as Hidden Cloud signed it, he would obtain 4,000 Gold . However, the Assassin was required to return 6,000 Gold within a day . If he violated the contract, he would have to pay Shi Feng three times the amount he borrowed in Credits .

After Hidden Cloud examined the contract, his hatred for Shi Feng deepened .

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This was the first time anyone had taken advantage of him to such a degree, yet he was powerless about it .

Unfortunately, he could only swallow this humiliation and sign the contract . Immediately, an additional 4,000 Gold appeared in his pockets .

"Seven thousand Gold!" Hidden Cloud shouted .

As these words echoed throughout the auction venue, even Quiet Melody was momentarily stunned . She couldn't believe that Hidden Cloud would be this decisive . She had only managed to gather a total of 5,100 Gold . The auction would be long over by the time she gathered enough money to make a counterbid .

"This Ye Feng really is hateful . Even though we are secret partners, he loaned the money to Hidden Cloud," Blue Phoenix huffed as she watched the calm Shi Feng . "I was truly blind to have thought of him as a good person . "

However, Phoenix Rain, who sat beside Blue Bamboo, remained silent as she seriously evaluated the distant Shi Feng .

She, too, had initially been angry . However, her anger quickly dissipated after she read the message Shi Feng had sent her .

The message was very simple .

The golden tablet is dangerous!

Although she did not know what kind of danger the golden tablet possessed, she did not think that Shi Feng would lie to her . After all, she had a close partnership with Zero Wing . She had previously stated that, after she obtained the golden tablet, she would split half of the slots to learn the Secret Technique with Zero Wing . This trade would benefit both sides . There was simply no reason for Shi Feng to reject her offer . She also did not believe that Hidden Cloud would be generous enough split any of the learning slots with anyone else .

While Phoenix Rain pondered, the hostess smashed her gavel a third and final time .

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"Congratulations to this gentleman for obtaining this tablet! Let us give him a round of applause!" the beautiful hostess announced as she clapped her hands .

"I finally got it . " At this moment, Hidden Cloud felt ecstatic . When the golden tablet rested in his hands, wonderous fantasies of a powerful future filled his mind . He then shifted his gaze to Shi Feng, ridicule flashing in his eyes . Now that I've obtained the tablet, I'll take care of you soon .

Shi Feng paid no heed to Hidden Cloud's gaze . Instead, his eyes shifted towards the venue's second floor .

The moment Hidden Cloud obtained the golden tablet, the mysterious youth on the second floor smiled happily at the Assassin .

When Shi Feng had first laid his eyes on the golden tablet, he, too, had wanted it for his own . However, when he shouted his bid of 4,000 Gold, he had turned his attention to the second floor .

Indeed, just as Shi Feng had guessed…

This golden tablet was not some kind of treasure at all . It was a fatal poison .

The instant he announced his bid, the mysterious NPC on the second floor had shifted his gaze towards him .

Shi Feng had lived in God's Domain for many years, so he was very familiar with the game's NPCs . He was also very familiar with the look in the youth's eyes when he turned towards him . It had not been a look of curiosity or congratulatory . He had looked at Shi Feng as a predator looked at prey . Since the golden tablet was the youth's apparent target, Shi Feng had dropped out of the foolish competition for it .

After the first auction item sold, the venue's atmosphere grew heated . The items that appeared afterward sold quickly, one after another . However, none of these items caught Shi Feng's attention .

"Ladies and gentlemen, the next auction item is a precious tool in God's Domain! With this, not only can you strengthen your Defense, but you can also preserve your equipment's Durability! This is definitely a must-have when adventuring!" The female hostess then presented the Attributes of the Strengthening Device .

When the players in the venue saw the Strengthening Device's Attributes, they were flabbergasted, and a passionate flame began to burn in their eyes .