Chapter 21 – A Rich Player at the Auction House (Part 1)

Translator: Star River from wangmamaread

Proofreader: Rhith

The attributes of the cards sold at the auction were generally good. The Auction House charged a management fee of 500 gold coins per day, and a card usually had to queue up for at least three days. If the card could not be sold for a good price the player may fail to make money, or even lose money. So a player who brought a garbage card to be auctioned was definitely a newcomer who didn’t know about the card market.

Therefore, when seeing “月半”, a newcomer’s LOGO they had never heard about, most of the audience didn’t think highly of him. They were not interested in this card; they just wanted the host to hurry through the process and then start presenting the other more precious seven-star cards.

The host continued with a smile, “Next, please take a look at the data of this card!”

On everyone’s screen, the card was flipped——

On the front of the card was a beauty in a long dress who was a slim girl with fine features. She looked extremely weak, making everyone feel worried about her. Tears in her watery eyes, she strewed pink petals over the ground. 

What a beauty of exceptional quality! Many casual players had their eyes light up. This character card’s image had its own style. If the price was acceptable, they could buy this card for collection. But most of the players who love the Arena still kept their focus on the card’s attributes and skills after admiring the girl’s beauty.

Lin Daiyu (Wood)

Card Level: 1

Evolution Level: ★

Available Times of Use: 1/1

Base Attributes: Health 100, Attack 0, Defense 15, Agility 15, Critical Strike Chance 0%

Additional Skill: Daiyu Burying Blossoms (To inflict huge damage on flower cards,  30% chance of triggering instant death effect)

Daiyu Burying the Flowers? The audience was a little bit stunned, staring at the card – its skill was to inflict an effect on “flower cards”, so it could only be used in the Arena, useless for farming instances. Instant death effect? They had never seen such a skill description.

However, card experts at the Auction House from all different clubs were very excited after seeing this card. They quickly told their own Presidents, “Boss, a legendary card has appeared in the Auction House. Instant death effect against flower cards!”

“President, someone is selling an IDE card targeting flower cards in the Auction House!” 

“The card maker must be Tang Muzhou’s enemy!” 

“Boss, what should we do? An IDE card focusing flower cards is on auction!”

Tang Muzhou, “……………”

Uncle Chubby, you’re so unfriendly. Not only did you not reply to our mail, but you also put [Lin Daiyu] up for auction?

The news was quickly passed to professional players via all the club presidents.

National Star Card League professional player chat group ——

Zheng Feng: “Hahaha, please allow me to laugh for a while. Legend Tang proposed to add the instant death effect to the database, but he didn’t expect someone to make an IDE card to go against him!”

Qiao Xi: “Poor Legend Tang. Should we go to the Auction House to compete for this card?”

Ling Jingtang: “Now I just want to use a laughing face to express my feelings.”

Ye Zhu: “Hahahahahahaha, I can’t stop laughing!”

Shen An: “Don’t laugh at my Shifu! Be careful that you are also targeted as retribution!”

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The host said at the auction, “The starting price of this card is 3000 gold!”

Hearing that, part of the audience complained silently, “Is this card’s creator crazy? The starting price of a one-star card is usually about 500 gold, right?” 

“It’s so expensive, how much will I have to spend on this card if I want to level it up to seven stars?” 

“Is this creator complacent about his card?”

However, those who knew its value remained silent, getting ready to snap it up by putting their fingers on the bidding button.

As soon as the host announced the start of the auction, the card’s price on the large screen skyrocketed continuously.

3500……3800……4000……

In less than a minute, its price had risen to 5000 gold.

However, the card’s price hit its bottleneck. Players who paid close attention to card prices in the auction house knew that most of the low-grade cards that could sell at such a high price were valuable. Because of its high price and the huge materials it would consume in leveling it up to seven stars, the rich preferred to buy seven-star cards directly. As for the middle class players in the game, they would consider whether they needed such cards or not before buying them.

It seemed that they didn’t need such a card. Players who were about to bid for this card stopped. 

The host said, “5000 gold once, 5000 gold twice…”

Xie Mingzhe waited patiently in the crowd, he knew his [Lin Daiyu] could be sold at a higher price. Didn’t the players who competed with others in the Arena want an IDE card? Or is it that many players hadn’t understood its skills because it was its first appearance?

The host said, “5000 gold the third…”

Before he finished speaking, a number appeared on everyone’s screen.

10,000.

10,000 gold! Its price had doubled!

The audience were stunned. A rich player pressed the wrong button?

The smart host responded well to the situation, saying immediately according to his set procedures, “The price now is 10,000 gold, would anyone else like to place a bid?”

20,000.

Someone bid quadruple the price for this card!

It was not until now that the casual players, who knew little about battle cards, realized that this card was indeed precious. However, those who knew battle cards realized that the card experts sent here by major clubs had started bidding against each other.

As expected, the card’s price rose again!

30,000!

40,000!

50,000!

60,000!

100,000!

The price stopped at 100,000 gold.

Although Star Card Storm had been in operation for years, only Tang Muzhou’s one-star vine card sold at 100,000 gold five years ago. Before Tang Muzhou’s appearance, there were no such vine cards amongst the plant-type cards. In other words, he created a fighting build using vines. It was his future mentor who bought his vine card at the auction, which was a story acknowledged and passed on by players.

Of course, prices now were much higher than they had been five years ago. For example, 100,000 gold at that time was equivalent to more than 300,000 gold now.

Before Tang Muzhou sold his vine card at auction, he had become well-known in the black market and had lots of fans. However, could ‘Chubby’, who hadn’t showed up in public and had come to the auction for the first time, also sell his IDE card, which had the skill of [Daiyu Burying the Flowers] and a slim beauty on it, at 100,000 gold? Was this the appearance of a second genius?


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Chapter 20 - In The Auction House (Part 2)
Chapter 21 - A Rich Player at the Auction House (Part 2)
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6 Comments

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rardoppob Posted on4:20 am - Dec 9, 2019

i am from Italy hello. Can you help me translate? /rardor

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rardoppob Posted on11:14 am - Nov 4, 2019

hi 🙂 bross 🙂

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UwU Posted on4:41 pm - Oct 28, 2019

So exciting ahhhhh
Love this so far!

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Hikari Posted on3:23 am - Jul 7, 2019

Shen An didi should be careful of what he says…. He’s jinxing all the other players 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Liu Posted on7:35 am - Jun 30, 2019

Hehe genius indeed

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Kimmy Posted on8:55 pm - Jun 29, 2019

Hohoho our XMZ will soon shock the whole world! Hold on to your melon seeds and enjoy the show~

Thanks for the chapter! 💕