The Extra’s Survival – Chapter 208: Black Market Auction

Chapter 208: Black Market Auction

Inside Bentley’s smithy.

An old old metal light shade hung from the top of the ceiling which glowed with a soft faint light.

Timbers of oak and other firewood were neatly placed at one of the corners and the burnt smell of charcoal and wood assaulted them accompanied by the rustic smell of metal as Lucas entered, followed by Roan.

Bentley walked towards the lightly lit furnace that was burning faintly.

He walked towards the furnace while carrying pieces of timber in his hand and started to press the tube which blew air into the furnace and made splinters of fireflies around in the air.

“This baby takes a while to fire up now,” Bentley murmured while putting the timbers into the furnace.

Embers flew up from the flames which moved upward due to heat and extinguished quickly like shooting stars.

Bentley finally lit up his precious baby and wiped off the sweat from his forehead.

He went towards the storage place and pulled out a piece of metal and put it on the anvil and asked Neil to show his blacksmithing skill while he sat down at the side while waving a small hand fan.

Neil nodded and took out the metal and first grinded it to scrape off the impurities on it and then threw it into the flames.

Before throwing it, he carefully noted the colour of the flames to know when the metal should be put in it as there was no temperature regulator.

Using a pair of tongs, he pulled it out and started hammering it.

TANG!TANG!TANG!TANG!

Lucas looked at the scene which required quite hard work and full attention.

Working on things in a closed heated space made one feel stuffy and sweat a lot. It was not something that one can do without sheer determination and willpower.

Bentley observed the things carefully and after noting Neil’s work for half an hour, he stood up and asked him to stop.

He pinched his brows thinking about where to start.

“Neil listened to my words carefully.”

“When you walk on the streets, you can find many people working hard with all their might.”

“A small cleaner who cleans the road also works hard but that doesn’t mean that he would be able to compare to a person who works hard in high society.”

“You have worked hard and have a good grasp of concepts of blacksmithing. There are no qualms about it but one needs to work hard in the right direction.”

“Your posture is messed up a little which wastes too much of your strength. Your way of holding the hammer is also wrong.”

“You need to work on the finer movements and refine them to get a maximum yield.”

“Instead of doing hard work, you should do smart work.”

“Do you understand,” Bentley asked with a softer expression.

“Lucas, I am not only saying this to Neil but also to you and that nerd.”

“Sometimes, working hard is meaningless if you do it the wrong way and you hit a wall and waste too much time.”

“At that time blaming others and saying the hard work didn’t pay off is only an excuse.”

“Hard work will never betray you. Even though you fail in the end at the very least you will become better than the previous day.”

“So, remember my words,” Bentley explained.

Lucas’s eyes shined brightly and he nodded his head with sincere gratitude on hearing Bentley’s inspiring words.

“So, are you taking him in?” Lucas asked curiously.

Bentley rolled his eyes and pondered for a moment before finally nodding his head.

“You can come here every time you are free. I will try to teach you and impart everything I know.”

“Thank You!” Neil spoke while bowing his head.

….

Lucas got out of the shop leaving behind Roan and Neil and asked them to go back while he had some other things to do.

Taking a sharp twist at the right lane, Lucas walked out of the place with a mask on his face and a cloak over his body.

Lucas came here today for two reasons.

One was to finish Neil’s work and another was to enter the underground black market where a big auction would be held.

Today’s auction was not a normal one and carried quite a significance.

After the Tournament in Horizon was over, Black Market generally conducts an annual auction where things from all over the world were sold on a grand scale.

Since The Tournament was recently over and there are many people present in the capital.

Naturally, many of them would slip here to take a look if an auction of such scale was held.

That’s why there was no better time than now to hold an auction when a huge group of wealthy people were present.

And most of the people attending the auction would be nobles and wealthy merchants who were here to look for interesting things.

And yeah, the so-called protagonist who seemed to have been fired from his post due to transmigration and Lucas’s involvement was also going to be present.

He would be here too for The Whisper Earrings which was a high-grade artifact which can call upon war if exposed to the world.

It is an artefact that stores mana and increases one’s mana recovery and also stores additional mana which supplements the user over time.

At first, Lucas thought of buying it and for that, he had to go against Frederick.

But after pondering about it carefully he concluded that even if he was able to buy it with a hook or crook, it would just be a waste as it was a set item with his spear and could only be used with Frederick’s spear.

Without the spear, it was just a beautiful piece of the earring which can be used for decoration and that’s the reason why Fredrick was able to buy it quite easily as the appraiser wasn’t able to identify with its skill still they thought that it had a hidden function and placed it in the auction.

Moreover, since it was a set item with the spear, Frederick’s spear could detect its place.

That’s how Fredrick came to know that it was present in the Black Market and, using the people from the Frost household, he came to know that it was being auctioned here.

But there was also someone else who was eyeing this. The person was an egotistical noble who wanted to have this beautiful set of earrings and gift it to his lover.

When Fredrick exited the auction he was attacked by a group who wanted to steal his thing.

Unlike other times, Fredrick had brought the guards of Frost’s household with him as protection and they would be able to fend off the attackers.

Still, Fredrick would be weakened after activating the artifact as it sucked a huge amount of mana and he would sneak into hiding while his guards fought.

And this was where he met Grandpa Bentley as he entered the dilapidated shop thinking that no one might enter here.

Seeing Bentley’s skills and his craftsmanship, Fredrick was attracted to his weapons and then he became a regular customer of Bentley.

But since it had nothing to do with Lucas, this time he would just stand at the side and do his things.

He was here for another thing.

The Locket Of Noxx

List of Chapters
Chapter 1 - New Beginning
Chapter 2 - New Beginning 2
Chapter 3 - Hunting
Chapter 4 - Hunting 2
Chapter 5 - Shopping Spree
Chapter 6 - Welcome To Horizon
Chapter 7 - Combat Training
Chapter 8 - Drifting Sword
Chapter 9 - Life At Horizon
Chapter 10 - Life At Horizon[2]
Chapter 11 - Plans Going Astray
Chapter 12 - Sparring Sessions
Chapter 13 - Sparring Session [2]
Chapter 14 - Breakthrough
Chapter 15 - Dungeon
Chapter 16 - Dungeon 2
Chapter 17 - Dungeon 3
Chapter 18 - Dungeon 4
Chapter 19 - Mystery Behind Lucas Awakening
Chapter 20 - Skies
Chapter 21 - Exploring A Dungeon
Chapter 22 - Dungeon Exploration [2]
Chapter 23 - Exploring Dungeon [3]
Chapter 24 - Dungeon Exploration [4]
Chapter 25 - Upgrade
Chapter 26 - Attributes
Chapter 27 - Partners
Chapter 28 - Getting In Trouble Is My Hobby
Chapter 29 - Getting In Trouble Is My Hobby[2]
Chapter 30 - Getting Into Trouble Is My Hobby[3]
Chapter 31 - Witnessing Destruction
Chapter 32 - [BonusChapter] : Hunter Association
Chapter 33 - Meeting Roan
Chapter 34 - Meeting Roan[2]
Chapter 35 - Exams
Chapter 36 - Exams[2]
Chapter 37 - Exam[3]
Chapter 38 - Undercurrent
Chapter 39 - Emergency
Chapter 40 - Emergency[2]
Chapter 41 - Emergency[3]
Chapter 42 - Aftermath
Chapter 43 - Aftermath[2]
Chapter 44 - Gathering
Chapter 45 - Slave Tradering
Chapter 46 - Saving Slaves
Chapter 47 - Infiltration
Chapter 48 - Infiltration[2]
Chapter 49 - Burn It Down
Chapter 50 - Vision
Chapter 51 - Results
Chapter 52 - Hellish Training Program
Chapter 53 - Hellish Training Program[2]
Chapter 54 - Hellish Training Program[3]
Chapter 55 - Hellish Training Program[4]
Chapter 56 - Student Council
Chapter 57 - Student Council[2]
Chapter 58 - Club
Chapter 59 - Club[2]
Chapter 60 - Club[3]
Chapter 61 - Club[4]
Chapter 62 - Club [5]
Chapter 63 - Club[6]
Chapter 64 - Hail Morgana
Chapter 65 - Big Brother Lucas
Chapter 66 - Salus
Chapter 67 - Sparing Session 2.0
Chapter 68 - Royal Invitation
Chapter 69 - Meeting Princess
Chapter 70 - Meeting Princess[2]
Chapter 71 - Meeting Princess[3]
Chapter 72 - Bootlicking For The First Time
Chapter 73 - The First Day With Princess
Chapter 74 - The First Day With Princess[2]
Chapter 75 - Visiting A Blacksmith
Chapter 76 - Visiting A Blacksmith[2]
Chapter 77 - Combat Training With Roan
Chapter 78 - Expedition
Chapter 79 - Expedition[2]
Chapter 80 - Expedetion[3]
Chapter 81 - Trapped
Chapter 82 - Trapped[2]
Chapter 83 - Trapped[3]
Chapter 84 - Trapped [4]
Chapter 85 - Trapped[5]
Chapter 86 - Confrontation
Chapter 87 - Confrontation[2]
Chapter 88 - Confrontation[3]
Chapter 89 - Its My Turn To Rampage
Chapter 90 - Its My Turn To Rampage[2]
Chapter 91 - Its My Turn To Rampage[3]
Chapter 92 - 2-Star Vs D Rank
Chapter 93 - 2-Star Vs D Rank[2]
Chapter 94 - Unexpected Encounter
Chapter 95 - Unexpected Encounter[2]
Chapter 96 - Forest Of Darkness
Chapter 97 - Forest Of Darkness[2]
Chapter 98 - Forest Of Drakness[3]
Chapter 99 : Aler City
Chapter 100: Aler City[2]
Chapter 101: A Small Scruffle
Chapter 102: Beginning Of The Nightmare
Chapter 103: Beginning Of The Nightmare[2]
Chapter 104: Beginning Of The Nightmare[3]
Chapter 105: The Beginning Of The Nightmare[4]
Chapter 106: The Beginning Of The Nightmare[5]
Chapter 107: The Beginning Of The Nightmare[6]
Chapter 108: The Beginning Of The Nightmare[7]
Chapter 109: Descend Of The Nightmare
Chapter 110: Descend Of The Nightmare[2]
Chapter 111: The Princess Entered The Battlefield
Chapter 112: The Seed Of Darkness
Chapter 113 Fighting The Giant Calamity
Chapter 114: Facing The Giant Calamity[2]
Chapter 115 Facing The Giant Calamity[3]
Chapter 116: The Appearance Of The Myth
Chapter 117: The One, Before Whom Even The Myth Trembles
Chapter 118: The One, Before Whom Even Myth Trembles[2]
Chapter 119: The One, Before Whom Even The Myth Trembles[3]
Chapter 120: A Storm Is About To Rise
Chapter 121.1: The Mystery Had Become More Mysterious
Chapter 121.2: The Mystery Had Became More Mysterious[2]
Chapter 122: Changes In System
Chapter 123: Waking Up
Chapter 124: Fighting With An Lnstructor
Chapter 125: Working As A Butler
Chapter 126: Working As AButler[2]
Chapter 127: Visiting FrostHousehold
Chapter 128: Visiting FrostHousehold[2]
Chapter 129: Visiting FrostHousehold[3]
Chapter 130: The Grand Parade
Chapter 131: The Grand Parade[2]
Chapter 132: Bombing At Plaza
Chapter 133: Bombing At Plaza[2]
Chapter 134: Bombing At Plaza[3]
Chapter 135: Terrorizing Them
Chapter 136: Terrorizing Them[2]
Chapter 137: Terrorizing Them[3]
Chapter 138 : Terrorizing Them[4]
Chapter 139: Torturing The Demon
Chapter 140: Torturing TheDemon[2]
Chapter 141: Tardus Descendit
Chapter 142: Ready For Business
Chapter 143: The Golden Lion
Chapter 144: Beginning Of InterAcademy Battle
Chapter 145: Beginning Of Inter-Academy Battle[2]
Chapter 146: Sanctum OfDespondence
Chapter 147 : Sanctum Of Despondence[2]
Chapter 148: Sanctum OfDespondence[3]
Chapter 149: Sanctum ofDespondence[4]
Chapter 150 :Fighting A DemonicUndead
Chapter 151: Fighting A DemonicUndead[2]
Chapter 152: Inside The Temple
Chapter 153: Boss Monster
Chapter 154: Boss Monster[2]
Chapter 155: Boss Monster[3]
Chapter 156: Death Knight
Chapter 157: Death Knight[2]
Chapter 158: Getting Out
Chapter 159: Moving To NextRound
Chapter 160: The Beginning Of HisNightmare
Chapter 161: The Beginning Of HisNightmare[2]
Chapter 162: The Beginning Of HisNightmare[3]
Chapter 163: Rejecting The Offer
Chapter 164: Lucas Vs Valentina
Chapter 165: Six Individuals WhoWould Shoulder The Burden
Chapter 166: Roans Agony AndResolution
Chapter 167 : Phantom ReversalTechnique
Chapter 168: This Daddy Ls NotAfraid Of You
Chapter 169: Fate Ls Not Playing ByRules,Fighting Rank 8 Ln Round 32
Chapter 170: Breakthrough In TheMiddle OF The Fight
Chapter 171 : Guidance
Chapter 172: Guidance[2]
Chapter 173: Round 8
Chapter 174: Reaching The Semi-Final
Chapter 175: Reminiscing The PastAnd Talks About The Recent Events
Chapter 176: Semi Final Round1:Lucas Vs Charles
Chapter 177: Lucas Vs Charles[2]
Chapter 178: Lucas Vs Charles[3]
Chapter 179: Lucas Vs Charles[4]
Chapter 180: Rose Vs Fredrick
Chapter 181: Rose Vs Fredrick[2]
Chapter 182: The Reign OfDarkness Would Begin
Chapter 183: Ls Lt A Sword Or AStick?
Chapter 184: The Might Of TheProtagonist
Chapter 185: The Might Of TheProtagonist[2]
Chapter 186: The Might Of TheProtagonist[3]
Chapter 187: The Defeat Of TodayWill Be The Reason Of My VictoryTomorrow
Chapter 188: What Do You Think OfHim
Chapter 189: Puzzling Situation
Chapter 190: Princess Secret Place
Chapter 191: Princess SecretHideout[2]
Chapter 192: Death Ls The OnlyThing That Can Bring Us Solace
Chapter 193: Thier Tale
Chapter 194: Cant L Keep ThisStick..... Mean This Sword.
Chapter 195: What Ls The Name OfThis World
Chapter 196: Exitus:TheForthcoming Of The End
Chapter 197: Exitus:TheForthcoming Of The End[2]
Chapter 198: Julian Vs will
Chapter 199: Julian Vs will[2]
Chapter 200: Julian Vs will[3]
Chapter 201: The Empress Of lce
Chapter 202: The Empress Of lce[2]
Chapter 203: The Cure
Chapter 204: The Cure[2]
Chapter 205: His Next Slave
Chapter 206: Working Hard ls AlsoA Talent
Chapter 207: l Brought A Gift For You
Chapter 208: Black Market Auction
Chapter 209: Black MarketAuction[2]
Chapter 210: Black Market Auction[2]
Chapter 211:Sorting Things Out[2]
Chapter 212: Sorting Things Out[2]
Chapter 213: Trapped ln Dungeon
Chapter 214: Breaking Free From The Shackles
Chapter 215: Boss Monster
Chapter 216: Boss Monster[2]
Chapter 217: Boss Monster[3]
Chapter 218: Meeting Will Reeves
Chapter 219: Meeting Will Reeves
Chapter 220: Gift From Princess
Chapter 221: Farewell
Chapter 222: Revenge
Chapter 223: l Am Back
Chapter 224: l Am Back[2]
Chapter 225: Recurring Nightmare
Chapter 226:Bloodline Upgrade Potion
Chapter 227: Bloodline Upgrade Potion[2]
Chapter 228: Bloodline Upgrade Potion[3]
Chapter 229: Make Sure To Have A Health lnsurance
Chapter 230: Orc Invasion
Chapter 231:Orc Invasion
Chapter 232: Orc lnvasion[2]
Chapter 233: Orc Invasion[3]
Chapter 234: Orc Invasion[4]