Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 582 - Anyway, I don't Have a Hobby Like That
Chapter 582: Anyway, I don’t Have a Hobby Like That
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
His words startled everyone in the area.
The Elder of the Jiang family was also puzzled. He looked at Xu Que confused, trying to confirm that the young man in front of him really knew nothing about stone-cutting.
One should choose the stone according its contour, color, and his or her experience. Even the most experienced people needed to be most scrupulous. It was quite normal to spend over two hours in choosing a stone.
However, Xu Que quickly picked out ten stones by glancing at them and scanning them with a strange item which could give out red light, which was too casual!
More to the point, the ten stones chosen by him casually were really mediocre! Many experienced experts of stone-cutting couldn’t help shaking their heads.
“These ten stones are too shiny,” an old man commented calmly. “Normally it is difficult to find precious items from these kind of stones!
“Right! Only the stones in deep colors contain precious items,” another onlooker commented with a nod.
“Also, the contour and size are important. The ten stones he chose are quite peculiar. Generally speaking, the possibility of finding precious items in ancient stones with mediocre appearance is high!”
“Anyway, these ten stones are low quality ones among all ancient stones. He is too young to be adept at stone-cutting.”
“This is good news for us! He has taken away some waste stones. The possibility for us to get better stones is higher!”
People couldn’t help laughing when they talked about this issue.
For them, it it was good news when Xu Que didn’t pick the stones deemed high quality by them.
The Elder of the Jiang family pondered a bit when he focused his eyes on Xu Que, then he said indifferently, “My young friend, you could buy as many ancient stones as you want without asking for permission from me!”
After choosing the ten stones, which looked quite lousy, Xu Que said he would buy another twelve ancient stones. For the Elder of the Jiang family and the rest of the onlookers, his decision was nothing less than a waste of Spirit Stones in stone-cutting, which he knew nothing about.
However, remembering that Xu Que’s Spirit Stones were earned from them just now, the Elder of the Jiang family was no longer happy.
When Xu Que finished choosing the ten ancient stones, the big shots in the area began choosing stones. Even some young sovereigns started to eye the ancient stones carefully.
The Stone-Cutting Convention was commenced in this quiet way.
All participants were doing their best to choose the ancient stones freely. If one stone was chosen by two or more people, the one who offered the highest price won it.
However, after carrying the ten ancient stones to Liu Jingning, Xu Que returned quickly without saying a word. Then, he started to scan the stones with the X-ray machine again.
Soon, he picked out another twelve ancient stones. After looking at his selection, the onlookers soon lost their interest because their quality was still poor. Among these stones, one was quite large, and its quality was okay. However, most people had no interest in this stone and thought nothing valuable could be found from it.
Eventually, someone decided to make trouble for Xu Que. The woman of the Li family who had tried to drive Xu Que from the pavilion stepped out.
She pointed at one stone among the twelve with better quality and said coldly, “I also fancy that stone, and I offer 2,000 high quality Spirit Stones for it.” She had doubled the price of the ancient stone.
Everyone was initially stunned,, but soon they felt relieved.
Although the Li Family was not a revered big family, it boasted strong assets. Moreover, people of the Li Family were quite gifted in stone-cutting. The young generation of the Li Family were especially famous for their outstanding luck and discriminability. The Li Family had just sent their sovereigns here, and their powerhouses at the Void Training Stage didn’t participate in this event.
Immediately, people’s attention was attracted by the mark-up of the woman of the Li Family.
Everyone focused on the stone picked by the woman among those twelve stones chosen by Xu Que. The stone became increasingly extraordinary as they watched it.
“It’s odd! I first thought the quality of this stone was just okay. But now I’ve changed my mind.”
“Exactly, this is not an illusion. I can sense a vague chillness in it.”
“Could it be that something with supreme Yin is hidden in it? Could it be precious items like the Supreme Yin Chilly Jade?”
“It is highly possible! After all, these stones come from the Heaven Dragon Cave. After being honed over such a long time, these stones might really generate precious items like the Supreme Yin Chilly Jade!”
“This stone is well worth the risk!”
After their discussion, people abruptly made up their minds.
Xu Que didn’t participate in the bidding; however, someone started the mark-up. “I offer 3,000 high quality Spirit Stones for this ancient stone!”
“I am also interested in it, and my offer is 4,000!”
“I will offer 6,000.”
“The Bai Family offers 10,000 high quality Spirit Stones for it!”
“The Li Family offers 12,000!” the woman of the Li Family said. It seemed she was quite optimistic about that stone.
Xu Que was totally shocked. The price of a stone could increase to over 10,000 high quality Spirit Stones in such a short period of time!
These people were really gamblers who planned to waste their Spirit Stones today!
The reason that they hadn’t spent much on the miraculous smelly tofu was that they wanted to use the Spirit Stones to compete for ancient stones.
After all, the rate of return of stone-cutting was very high!
Sometimes they could obtain precious items worth 100,000, or even 1,000,000, high quality Spirit Stones by only spending several thousand or 10,000 high quality Spirit Stones! Luck and discriminability were both crucial!
Therefore, the smelly tofu was nothing compared to the stone-cutting.
Finally, Xu Que didn’t participate in the bidding. He took out the stone and gave it away with a smile.
The price of the stone kept increasing. After the woman of the Li Family offered 12,000 for it, someone else raised the price again. At last, the stone was obtained by the woman of the Li Family at the price of 20,000 high quality Spirit Stones!
People had evaluated the value of that stone. If the Supreme Yin Chilly Jade was really hidden in that stone, it was still profitable even the price had reached 20,000 high quality Spirit Stones!
However, if no Supreme Yin Chilly Jade was in the stone, it would be a great loss by spending 20,000 high quality Spirit Stones on it. The loss was more than they could afford. Therefore, most people gave up.
Finally, the woman of the Li Family fulfilled her wish by obtaining the stone.
Even more importantly, she took this stone from the hands of Xu Que, which gave her sense of accomplishment.
“Only the one who knows stone-cutting is entitled to own this stone!” After the payment, the woman of the Li Family laughed in a showy way and glanced at Xu Que.
Xu Que didn’t reply but bought the remaining eleven ancient stones calmly with 11,000 high quality Spirit Stones.
The Elder of the Jiang family was in charge of collecting Spirit Stones from the buyers.
Xu Que scraped together the sum with the IOU of 10,000 high quality Spirit Stones and another 1,000 high quality Spirit Stones.
The Elder of the Jiang Family was disgusted by Xu Que’s action, which reminded him of being cheated.
He wanted to seek revenge on Xu Que, so the Elder of the Jiang family spoke cynically after receiving the Spirit Stones and the IOU. “My young friend, the only stone of good quality you chose was robbed. Just don’t regret it during the stone-cutting process later.”
“Nothing will make me feel regret!” Xu Que replied with a faint smile. “Maybe she is just a fool or has some kind of peculiar hobby. She insisted on buying a dead man’s head with 20,000 high quality Spirit Stones. Anyway, I don’t have a hobby like that!” Then he walked to his pavilion carrying the eleven ancient stones.
The Elder of the Jiang Family was stunned. His eyebrows furrowed.
A dead man’s head?
What does he mean?