At first, Lin Huang was categorizing all items in the Emperor’s Heart Rings and getting rid of the useless items so that his storage space would not be completely occupied. However, after a few hours, he only managed to clear more than 10 Emperor’s Heart Rings. He looked at the time and figured that if he was to go on like that, he would not be able to clear all of them within three days.
Considering that he was not being very efficient, he decided to give up on categorizing for the time being. He wanted to clear all the items in his storage space ring before continuing. That made his progress much faster but he still took one and a half days to do it. He was done at past 10 p.m. on the next day. There were many items in the 1,359 Emperor’s Heart Rings which occupied two of Lin Huang’s Emperor’s Heart Rings as well as a third of the one that Leng Yuexin had given him.
After putting all the Emperor’s Heart Rings in the storage space ring, Lin Huang looked at the time and went to shower. Just when he got out of the shower, his Emperor’s Heart Ring started to buzz. He looked at it and saw that it was Yi Yeyu, so he put on his pajamas immediately before picking up the video call.
"What took you so long to pick up my call. Are you doing something shady?" Yi Yeyu said and when she noticed that his hair was wet, she knew why he had taken so long.
"What shady business? I just got out of the shower, so I wasn’t ready to pick up your call just yet," Lin Huang said while wiping his hair with a towel.
"Do you have news for me?"
"I have good news and bad news. Which one would you like to hear first?" Yi Yeyu smiled playfully.
"I only accept good news, so you don’t have to tell me the bad news." As he wiped his hair, he could tell from Yi Yeyu’s expression that she had news about the dracaena.
"Then, I shall tell you the bad news first." Yi Yeyu grinned.
Lin Huang shrugged his shoulders as he could not stop her behavior.
"The bad news is that all of the dracaenas in the traders’ circle were sold out a month ago. I heard from the traders that they have zero stock of dracaena." That was really bad news for Lin Huang.
"Then, what’s the good news?" Lin Huang figured she probably had some other way to get the dracaena.
"I heard they are putting up dracaena at the Mystery Auction." Yi Yeyu did not want to beat around the bush anymore.
"Mystery Auction?" Lin Huang was unfamiliar with the name.
"The Mystery Auction is the exclusive auction in Division7 for the noblemen where they only serve the royal families. It’s an annual event in 43 days’ time. All the items at the auction are high-end, so there won’t be any items lower than a grade-3 relic." Yi Yeyu looked strangely at him when she was explaining the auction.
"Auction for the royal families? Can you bring me there?" Lin Huang frowned and looked at her.
"I really can’t bring you to the auction. My great-grandfather came up with a rule that none of our family members are allowed to join the auction." Yi Yeyu smiled awkwardly.
"Why?" Lin Huang was puzzled.
"You should know there are two families in the Division7 military department, don't you?" Yi Yeyu asked.
"What does this auction have to do with the Dongfang family?" Of course, Lin Huang knew that besides the Yi family, there was also the Dongfang family.
Yi Donglai left Division3 and went to Division7 that had just opened. He had volunteered to go there for some reason and become the first person in the Division7 military team. However, just when he was succeeding, a family from Division2 saw some advantages of being in Division7, so they trained the Dongfang family and placed them into Division7 military team too. Since then, the Dongfang family rose up and soon, they became the second biggest military family in Division7.
Due to the connection in Division2, the Dongfang family was interfering with Division7’s military department, which the Yi family was unhappy about, especially Yi Donglai.
Of course, that was not the main reason for the conflict between the two families.
"The Mystery Auction wasn’t built by the Dongfang family but by somebody behind the family. They have some shady business going on while the Dongfang family have been providing shady materials to the auction. My great-grandfather insisted on isolating them as the Dongfang family is shady."
"Do you mean drugs?" That was the first thing Lin Huang thought of.
"Shadier than that." Yi Yeyu shook her head.
"Human trafficking?!" Lin Huang got it immediately.
Yi Yeyu nodded in silence and spoke again after a while, "The Dongfang family has been capturing abandoned and missing kids secretly in Division7. Some of them will be sent to the auction. Of course, they won’t be auctioning them off in public but underground instead. However, they will auction off a variety of sinners in public."
were the Descendants of the Sin. The first generation mostly came from the mating of human-form monsters and women. Many of them were killed by the Union Government but some of them had lived. That was how the bloodline remained.
Speaking of the sinners, Lin Huang thought of Xiao Mo whom he had met at the Purple Crow training camp. Although the Union Government was strict about the killing of sinners, stereotyping was inevitable. That were not many organizations that would accept the sinners. Even the Hunter Association and Adventurer Paradise that were open-minded did not accept sinners, let alone other organizations. That was the reason why Xiao Mo had decided to join the Purple Crow as he did not have any other option.
"Trafficking sinner slaves...isn’t that prohibited by the Union Government? Doesn’t anyone care?!" Lin Huang frowned as he asked.
"The Union Government is busy with the battles out there. How would they have the time for this? Moreover, the people who are in this business must have some powerful background in the core zones. The Union Government has to give some face to some of the families in the core zones, so of course, they’ll cover an eye when it comes to things like this. Even if anyone reported this, they’ll just come up with some scapegoats. Those who are in the business will hide for 10 days to half a month and proceed with the business when the matter has blown over," Yi Yeyu explained.
"These people are evil!" Lin Huang thought of Wei Shan that he had killed earlier. There were too many bastards like him in this world.
"Let’s not talk about this anymore since I can’t bring you to the auction anyway," Yi Yeyu said.
"I remember that you’re close to the Leng family, so you can talk to them. It’s just a matter of bringing a person to the auction. It should be a piece a cake for them," Yi Yeyu added.
"Sure, thanks! I’ll talk to the Leng family. I shall treat you to a meal the next time!"
Lin Huang had forgotten how many meals he had owed the people who had helped him.
"Bring more Life Crystals! If the demand for dracaena is high, the price should be high too." Yi Yeyu reminded him before hanging up the phone. It was almost 11 p.m. when the call ended. Lin Huang read the news in frustration until 1 a.m. and went to bed.