Chapter 130: There Are Rules to Abide By
Rare and precious herbs?
Muyan’s eyes go bright and she straightens on her seat, “Let’s talk.”
Ru Yan quickly gives her a briefing on the auction that will take place three days later, and what herbs would probably be available by then.
Muyan had found many of those herbs in the Fog Forest, but there’s fewer and fewer of them now.
There’s also some that Muyan wasn’t able to find until now.
“Miss Jun, would you like to participate in the auction?”
“Of course.” Muyan raises her cup and drinks on it with a cordial smile, “I would like to thank you for this information. Three days later, I will be punctual and take part in the auction.”
Three days later.
Muyan arrives at the Ghost City entrance by herself, leaving Yan Haotian to help at the drugstore.
She lines up at the entrance out of habit.
As Muyan was about to pay the 100 gold entrance fee, a middle aged man wearing the Ghost Envoy attire comes rushing over. There’s a huge smile on his face as he greets Muyan: “You must be Miss Jun? This one is the Ghost Envoy called Lou Fei, it’s truly an honor to finally meet your distinguished self.”
When he sees Muyan taking out 100 gold to pay the fee, Lou Fei immediately says in a fawning manner: “Miss Jun, you are an honored guest of our Ghost City. How could we make you pay the entrance fee, when you’re free to come and go as you please.”
Muyan casts him a quick glance and shows a smile that isn’t a smile: “No need, I fear that I might bother you. Having rules and abiding by those rules – that’s always the simplest deal, don’t you think so too?”
Saying so, she does a casual toss, and 100 gold coins accurately goes into the money box.
Lou Fei has a change in complexion, then he nods repeatedly: “What Miss Jun said is right. Your Junji Drugstore is known to to be a hard-liner in abiding by its regulations. And your Philter of Barrier Breaking allowed our Ghost City’s Ru Yan and Old Tao to break through their bottlenecks one after another. It’s now the most in-demand draught in our Ghost City.”
As he says this, his eyes are blazing with a greedy light, “This one has also been stuck in the middle of Earth Stage for quite a while, if I can get a bottle of Miss Jun’s Philter of Barrier Breaking, that would really be…”
Just before Lou Fei could finish his words, Muyan interrupts him by saying, “If I remember correctly, shouldn’t Miss Ru Yan be the one to escort me today?”
Muyan doesn’t explicitly say what she means but she could see disdain in Lou Fei’s eyes, his face distorting.
He grits his teeth with difficulty, firmly repressing his anger: “Ru Yan is just a third-rank Ghost Envoy, and this one is already at fourth rank!”
What he’s implying is that his status in the Ghost City is much higher compared to Ru Yan.
Muyan should be deeply grateful that he is the one to personally escort her.
However, Muyan simply smiles, her voice light as a feather as she says: “Oh, is that so? The one who manages the Ghost City really has no eyes.”
After that, without asking for leave, she walks past Lou Fei and into the Ghost City.
Left on his spot, there’s a malicious glint in Lou Fei’s eyes as he stares at her back.
Ghost City’s auction house is placed adjacent to the Beast Fighting Colosseum.
At this time, Muyan is sitting inside a private room on the third floor. She could hear the faint sounds of the raucous cheers of the Colosseum on the other side.
The Auction House on this side is actually a lot calmer and more elegant.
There’s a girl on the platform that looks as glamorous as Ru Yan. She presents the herbs, auctioning them off one after another in front of everyone.
She could hear the bustling sounds of bidding from below, but Muyan herself is somewhat uninterested.
That’s because most of the herbs that are up for auction are the ones she could easily pick up from the Fog Forest.
There’s still of lot of them stocked in her space.