Chapter 209: Black MarketAuction
Lucas walked slowly and steadily through the crowd and arrived in front of a big shop.
He entered the shop and was greeted by the receptionists who smiled at him and asked”What do you want sir?”
“We have all the varieties of jewels at an affordable cost.”
Lucas didn’t answer and just took out a small envelope containing the pass and put it on the table.
The man’s eyes narrowed and he cast a cheeky smile and after verifying everything asked two men to lead Lucas.
Lucas followed them and an underground place appeared. Lucas observed the area which looked like a stadium where many VIP rooms were present and in the center, the auctioned items would be sold.
The man looked at Lucas’s card and took him to the designated room number 603.
“Here you go, sir.”
“If you require anything just ring the bell. We will be at your service instantly.”
Lucas nodded and opened the door, he entered inside to see a man seated in the corner wearing a black hood.
He wears a mask that people generally used in masquerades and looking at Lucas gave a brief.
Lucas nodded his head and asked, “Reynold, it’s been a while since I saw you.”
“You seem to have grown quite thinner.”
Reynold’s lips twitched on hearing Lucas’s words after all a small kid was teasing him.
When Lucas entered the skies, he didn’t have enough confidence to look him straight in the eyes but now he was talking as if he was his friend.
“Yeah, what can I do?”
“It’s due to someone dumping all the work on this poor soul,” Reynolds spoke with a lamenting tone and expressed his grief.
Lucas averted Reynold’s pitiful gaze.
Reynold was the one who handled all the accountants and logistics of his company and had to work hard to maintain Salus which was growing at a rapid rate.
Lucas strolled around a bit and sat down on the sofa while looking at the tablet containing the auction items.
There were so many things here, Lucas muttered but frowned as he scrolled down.
His brows furrowed and looked at Reynolds with an uneasy expression.
“They are also selling slaves here.”
“You didn’t know?” Reynolds asked with a surprised expression as he thought that Lucas might know about it as Lucas was the one who asked him to buy the pass.
Lucas requested him to get the pass to enter here and he had to make use of his connection to get the pass.
Moreover, he was also interested in this place so he decided to accompany Lucas.
Lucas was at a loss of words for a moment.
This place seemed to be doing illegal things thoroughly and seeing many nobles visiting here, they must have a huge backup to have the guts of doing this in the capital.
Lucas didn’t know about it as it wasn’t mentioned. Fredrick borrowed the earring and left immediately so there was no need to get involved in it.
“Reynold, ask them to get the slave catalog,” Lucas spoke with a heavy speech and walked towards the glass window pane as the auction was about to begin.[Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank you for coming to the Black Market Annual auction. So, without further ado let’s begin the auction.]
The lights fell on the stage from where the auctioneer’s voice resounded.[For our first item today, I present to you this.] [An A rank monster egg. A perfect pet for your status.] [We don’t know what kind of monster will hatch but A ranked monster will surely not let you down no matter who appeared out of it.]
Seeing the first item, Lucas had an urge to buy it.
The auctioneer blabbered about the monster egg and started the bid.[The price of the egg would begin with 10 million and every increase shouldn’t be less than 500K R]
Instantly bids started to occur one after another and the price of the egg rose to 200 million in a matter of mere minutes.
Lucas looked at the maniac bidding against each other and again felt that he needed to earn a hundred billion if he needed a stable life.
These people are flaunting their wealth on A rank egg where there are chances that it might not even hatch.
Finally, it was sold for 275,000,000R[What an interesting first item. What could be grander than beginning the auction in such spirits? Now moving on to the next item]
For the next hour or so, different types of items came and left while the bidders bid fervently for them.
Lucas just watched people fighting against each other for money.
Lucas felt bored but his eyes suddenly flickers when the next item was unveiled.[Next up, I present to you this magnificent piece of earrings which can earn you the heart of your lovers.] [If you want to propose to someone, there is nothing better than this beautiful set of earrings.]
Lucas’s lips twitched uncontrollably as he heard the man’s blabbering and observed the earring carefully
His expression turned ugly seeing it. It was really beautiful though it looked quite girlish.
“Oh my god!!”
“He is going to wear this,” Lucas muttered while trying to imagine Fredrick wearing it.
If he was in this place, he would be embarrassed to even walk outside wearing this.
While a fierce bidding war started, Lucas joined his hands and prayed for Fredrick’s well-being.[The Bid starts from 500,000R. Let the bid begin.]
Following his call, a wave of bids appeared.[Number 88 bid for 2 million.
Oh, number 547 bids for 5 million.] [Ohh! Number 19 from one of the VIP bids for 15 million]
Lucas looked in the direction of the bid and guessed that Number 19 must be Fredericks.
And after a series of bids, Frederick finally bought the piece with 34 million. Many might think of him as a fool and laugh at him but if they knew the truth about the earring, they would just vomit blood as no amount of money may compare to it.
As Lucas observed Frederick leaving after getting the item, the thing he was waiting for finally arrived.
The Locket of Nox.
It was similar to his ring of binding flash except it can blind anyone’s temporality without emitting a blinding flash and can also create a small domain of darkness.
Unlike binding flash which is ineffective on 4-Star and above. The Locket of Nox can be used on any rank.
The time and its effectiveness depend on the user’s strength. With its use, Lucas can blind a 5-Star warrior for 3-5 seconds now.
The Locket was used by one of the minor villains who were crushed brutally even before he could make a significant appearance.
It was an A-rank artifact but it was broken and needed to be fixed.
Even Grandpa Bentley can fix this.[Here we have The Locket which seemed to be an A-grade artifact that can be used to blind one opponent temporarily. Though it seems to be broken. Still, it’s a great display of the place.] [The bid would begin at 1 million and each increase shouldn’t be less than 200,000]
Lucas took the tablet and snapped his finger waiting for the war to begin.