Both Li Qiye and Langxuan returned to the betting table. Langxuan was surprised to see Li Qiye’s postnatal material and blurted out: “You are truly unfathomable, no one else in the contemporary would try to take this kind of risk.”
Any appraiser with a hint of rationality would know how unwise it was to challenge a prenatal material with a postnatal one. The victor was already determined unless Li Qiye could somehow pull off a miracle.
“Just relying on luck, that’s the real fun in gambling, certainty is not as exciting.” Li Qiye smiled freely.
“Such boldness is commendable.” Langxuan was in awe of Li Qiye’s daringness in the face of death.
“Haha, relying on luck? Wait a bit and you’ll lose your life.” The prince sneered cruelly: “I can’t wait till I can start slowly cutting off your head.”
He was certain of Langxuan’s victory since there was no way this mortal could be so lucky. One or two inaccurate appraisals were one thing but three in a row? Even the appraisers from the workshop wouldn’t believe it.
Langxuan had a prenatal Golden Inlaid material; the resulting fetus would be just fine. However, Li Qiye had a postnatal material, even the highest grade wouldn’t likely beat Langxuan’s.
Li Qiye ignored the prince and said: “Let’s begin.”
“Since I found my first, I’ll start.” Langxuan cupped his fist and didn’t try to be overly polite. He wanted to know what fetus would come out and his confidence was overshadowed by his restless curiosity. After all, this was still a bet. He needed to see his ace card before having peace of mind.
Li Qiye agreed so Langxuan began cutting his dao material.
“Bang!” He took the fetus out in just a short time like a skilled butcher.
Once it came out, primordial chaos energy of the Dao Sage level shot out in the form of thin, bright rays.
“Prenatal fetus of the Dao Sage level!” Even before seeing the fetus, people here could tell what type it was due to the chaos and primordial energy oozing out.
“It’s a Heaven Bestowment!” After finally looking at the fetus, someone blurted out in astonishment. This was a seal fetus emitting shiny strands of light.
“The finest among Dao Sage fetuses.” Another commenter added.
“Congratulation, Young Noble Langxuan, you got something that fell through the cracks.” Even an appraiser from the workshop cheered for Li Langxuan.
Originally, it was appraised as a Golden Inlaid but a Heaven Bestowment came out. Langxuan got the better end of the deal by buying it for cheap.
From another perspective, it proved the well-earned reputation of the workshop. They didn’t purposely brand and sell only shoddy dao materials.
Langxuan heaved a sigh of relief after seeing the grade of the dao fetus. During his selection process, he was certain that a prenatal Golden Inlaid fetus at the Dao Sage level would definitely come out. There was a chance that it could even be an Orange Martial, and if super lucky, a Heaven Bestowment.
He felt that he had at least eighty to one hundred percent chance of victory and glanced over at Li Qiye. A postnatal dao fetus wanting to beat his? That was harder than reaching for the heavens unless the guy had chosen the best fetus in the world that had been erroneously appraised.
All eyes were on Li Qiye. Some experts slightly shook their head and said: “He’s done, no chance of winning unless he can get something incredible but that’s virtually impossible. Li Langxuan probably has a 90% chance of victory now.”
Unless Li Qiye were to reveal a prenatal fetus of the Dao Saint level, his defeat was assured.
“Ha, little animal, you have lost already.” The prince was ecstatic after seeing Langxuan’s Heaven Bestowment fetus. He smiled deviously and raised his sleeves while imagining the cruel torment forcing Li Qiye to scream! He felt an unprecedented pleasure from obtaining revenge!
“What’s the rush, I haven’t cut mine yet but you already know you have won?” Li Qiye said dismissively and treated the prince as if he was invisible.
“Haha, keep on struggling, if death wants you by midnight, there’s no surviving till dawn.” The prince sneered.
Li Qiye held his knife and began the slicing process. One appraiser saw his refusal to give up and said without optimism: “It’s too hard to reverse the tide. Langxuan’s dao fetus is very good for the price, too hard to beat it.”
“He took the wrong step, wanting to benefit greatly from buying cheap but instead, he’ll be paying with his life.” The experts here caused a ruckus debating.
It was clear that Li Qiye didn’t rely on just luck, having picked the right materials twice. However, challenging Langxuan by repeating the same formula made everyone think that he had become complacent.
“Bang!” When Li Qiye took off the thin stone layer, the resulting fetus was actually a White Adornment.
“Just the white grade…” The crowd was shocked because even though it was a postnatal fetus, the appraisers of the workshop still evaluated it as a Heaven Bestowment.
But now, this meant that these appraisers have also mistakenly graded this particular material.
Shen Xiaoshan’s group lost their color from realizing that Li Qiye had lost.
“He lost…” Everyone confirmed that Li Qiye has thrown away his life.
“Losing everything after one wrong decision.” One sect master became remorseful. So many great powers would want to invite this capable mortal appraiser to work for their sect. But now, his life was forfeited to Heavenly Phoenix Crown Prince.
“This is…” Langxuan slightly raised his eyes.
Meanwhile, the prince guffawed: “Hahaha, little animal, how do you want me to cut off your head now? Many chops or just a single split?!”
The bloodthirsty prince was already holding a long sword, ready to torture and kill Li Qiye.
“What’s the rush, it’s not over yet!” Li Qiye interrupted the jubilating prince and moved his knife again to cut off another layer.
“Fine, I want to see what other amazing things you can do. The more you delay this, the more I’ll torture you.” The prince wasn’t in a rush since victory was already within his grasp.
Li Qiye went on with his business and more layers were peeled off with his wondrous and inscrutable techniques. Suddenly, he severed the dao material in half. This was very taboo for appraisers due to the potential damage to the fetus.
The entire crowd was shocked. The result looked like a watermelon that was split in halves. However, multiple fetuses were revealed inside and stacked in an orderly fashion. Li Qiye’s knife easily separated them with such swiftness that made the crowd gasp.
If his technique was brought to the point of perfection before, it has become completely devilish and out of this world. It was a work of art that stole the gazes of everyone in the audience. This was the cutting apex of an appraiser.
In just a short time, the removed White Adornment fetuses were neatly placed on the ground.
“A full set of White Armament!” The mass finally calmed down and saw the fetuses arranged on the betting table.
“Not just that, it consists of 639 pieces!” one cultivator carefully counted all the fetuses.
“639!” The appraisers in the workshop became crazy.
This news swept through the entire workshop. Everyone came running in order to look at this White Armament!Previous Chapter Next Chapter
Sorry for the late chapters today. Trouble in paradise. This is long so I'll spoiler it for those who care/or are bored.
As I have said before, I had issues with the moderately revealing dress for the photoshoot and the eventual wedding. I know it is 2018 and modern style is a bit sexier, but I would like my bride to be just a little conservative. Everything but cleavage is fair game; I don't want to feel that she didn't take my opinion into consideration during the wedding or when I look back at the albums. I understand that this is selfish and too controlling, but in my opinion, a dress can be conservative and also beautiful, which was her main concern. There are other issues such as face or public perception if she were to choose a more traditional dress. I know, it is very complicated, the politics of Asian culture.
I have mentioned this right when we decided to get married. It is what I prefer but my family is also extremely conservative. For example, when I showed my dad her pic for the first time with excitement, the first thing he said was a disapproving remark about her dyed, brunette hair. Imagine if she were to wear a more revealing dress during the groom's ceremony. We have to live with my dad later too. Things like this can be very frustrating and will always be referenced later during a future fight.
But ultimately, the two of us are actually perfectly fine with each other, outside of minor quibbles. We stick to each other like glue for the last week or so, maybe only spending 1-2 hours apart each day.
So why is the paradise in trouble? It's because her family thinks that if I'm so strict about this, I'll be even stricter about other things in the future and she wouldn't be happy. So mainly, I'm getting assaulted by her family, not her at all. She is stuck in the middle and I do feel bad. Her mom actually told me to leave their house and come back to the city, and that it is not too late to rethink the marriage. Yikes...
In the end, I'm only strict about these particular wedding dresses. She's free to do whatever she wants or dresses however she pleases in the future, so don't think I'm crazy.
Sorry for treating this comment section like a diary, I just want everyone to know that I wasn't being lazy or just hanging out with the fiancee, forgetting about my job. A furious mother-in-law is something scarier than Li Qiye. I peed in a fricking bottle today in order to avoid going to the bathroom and listen to her remarks outside or getting chased back to Saigon. Yes, that's how fucking terrible this situation is. But in the end, I can see that this come from the culture and that she is worried about her daughter. I just want this wedding to be over with.
I do not wish to aggravate her so I apologized profusely already, despite thinking that I'm not completely insane in this situation as the groom. She's not quite sold.
This is personal so some people might wonder why I'm sharing all of this. I honestly don't know either, this is an outlet for me right now outside of some close friends in the U.S.
I don't have anyone to talk to in my fiancee's town so I'm quite alone. Some of the readers have been here for over two years, so this sharing can feel nice.
Now, for people who care about ED: I owe 0/8 chapters.