Immortal Path To Heaven Chapter 82
Appraiser Zheng Ziwen was using the most traditional appraisal art.
Those who could use appraisal art were qualified to be appraisers.
Ou Yangming had witnessed the execution of appraisal art once but had zero knowledge of the art back then. Although he watched the whole process, it was not helpful for him at all.
This time, he was extremely focused on Zheng Ziwen.
Ou Yangming quietly sensed every change while he quickly recalled the previous conversation between Ni Yinghong and Zheng Ziwen in the carriage. As he sensed Zheng Ziwens aura, everything that was brought up during the conversation suddenly came to life, and he was enlightened.
Appraisal art, so this is the so-called appraisal art.
Ou Yangmings heart lit up. It was as though a pair of hands had drawn chiffon curtains in front of his eyes, allowing him to get a clear view of the real outside world.
Even though he might not necessarily have the ability to depict the world through a certain method, there was a huge difference between seeing and not seeing it.
Besides, he managed to find out appraisal arts biggest secret.
It was mental power.
The so-called appraisal art was actually a miraculous effect caused by the release of mental power in a certain way.
It was no wonder there were only very few real appraisers, whose ability to perform appraisal art every day was also strictly limited. The source of everything turned out to be mental power.
Zheng Ziwen curbed the Appraisal Light after a brief moment, and the luster in Ou Yangmings eyes disappeared at that instant as if nothing ever happened.
"Master Zheng, so what is it?" Ni Yinghong asked after smiling with narrowed eyes at Ou Yangming.
Ou Yangming was taken aback, and a thought crossed his mind, Did she see through my perception?
Zheng Ziwen sighed and answered, "Master Ou has a great perception indeed. If Im not mistaken, this is a damaged magic tool."
"Magic tool?" Ou Yangmings eyebrows twitched. He had heard of the term from Old Craftsman and knew that magic tools were greater than ordinary tools, but the old man had never smithed such a tool in his life.
"Only a treasure thats also a magic tool can retain the quality of Fine Grade Rank Five even after being terribly ruined, and" Zheng Ziwen nodded and explained, then looked at Ou Yangming in admiration. "We could only tell that this round shield is attached with a Power attribute, but couldnt tell that its actually layered with Power attributes. Master Ou, Im truly floored by your remarkable vision."
Ou Yangming chuckled. "Master Zheng, youre being too humble. I only have some understanding of Layering Art because Im able to perform it, your appraisal art is the one that deserves praise!"
Zheng Ziwen shook his head. As an appraiser, he knew better than the others how difficult it was to perceive what Ou Yangming had perceived.
They exchanged courtesies for a while before Ni Yinghong suggested impatiently, "Since appraisal art was already used on this equipment, lets set the final result."
"Okay." Neither Ou Yangming nor Zheng Ziwen objected to it.
They retrieved a piece of paper, then Zheng Ziwen noted down its attributes and his deduction. Though the piece of equipment was at the peak of Fine Grade, it had actually declined from being a magic tool and was layered with Power attributes. Therefore, it could almost be considered the best equipment in this basement in every aspect.
Ni Yinghong grinned at the others. "All three of us have the right to pick a piece of equipment, who wants this?"
Ou Yangming shook his head and replied to her, "Ill still go with the waist sash, Ill leave this to you."
Ni Yinghong and Zheng Ziwen were stunned. They glanced at the waist sash again, and could not understand why Ou Yangming was so insistent.
Nonetheless, everyone had the freedom to pick whichever equipment they wanted, thus they could not force Ou Yangming, but was slightly curious about the waist sash.
Finding a piece of high-level equipment was naturally a delightful thing. For the next few days, they took turns to go through every piece of equipment. Most of the time when they opened the small packet tied to an item, the appraisal results were quite similar.
Of course, some pieces of equipment were more complicated as they were damaged or had deteriorated due to different reasons.
If such an item was encountered, their standard in appraisal art would be put to test.
Needless to say, Ou Yangming was an exception because none of the attributes of any piece of equipment could be hidden from him if he used the Military Fire.
On the opposite, the other two masters did not have a secret weapon. Hence, compromises and deadlocked disputes kept happening between them in the next few days.
"Master Ni, its a fact this equipments quality has declined because it has aged. Its good enough to say that its of High Grade Rank Three, its impossible that its of High Grade Rank Four!" Zheng Ziwen condemned with reason.
However, Ni Yinghong rebuked him as she was not willing to show a weak impression, "Master Zheng, thats not right. Its true that the equipment has aged, but its perfectly maintained, and its quality is still great, so how can it only be of High Grade Rank Three? You mustve inspected wrongly!"
"Ive inspected wrongly? How can I be wrong" Zheng Ziwen said helplessly, "Master Ou, what do you think?"
Ou Yangming pondered for a while. Just as Zheng Ziwen thought that he would support either one of them, Ou Yangming answered, "Master Zheng, if Im also unsure, how are you going to handle it?"
Zheng Ziwen responded without hesitation, "If were unable to reach a consensus, the simplest way is to judge using appraisal art."
Ou Yangmings eyes glowed. Although Zheng Ziwen had employed appraisal art earlier, which allowed Ou Yangming to confirm bits of knowledge in his memory, the process was so short that he could not probe it thoroughly.
If I can watch the process once more No, the more, the better!
He cleared his throat. "Master Zheng, you have a point. The equipments quality is great, but it has really aged, so perhaps its damaged from the inside."
Zheng Ziwen sighed a breath of relief and wondered, Im glad that Master Ous mind is clear, or well quarrel again because of this equipment.
"Oh?" Ni Yinghong had a faint smile on her face. "Master Ou actually thinks that way, I must be wrong then."
Ou Yangming quickly shook his head and said, "Thats not the case. Master Ni, you have a good point too. The equipment has really aged, but its quality is great, so its possible that it isnt damaged from the inside, and is perfect instead."
Ni Yinghong showed a triumphant smile as if she had guessed that Ou Yangming would reply that way.
On the other hand, Zheng Ziwen widened his eyes to stare at Ou Yangming. If he could, he would yell his thought at that moment, What the hell are you talking about!
Ou Yangming said completely different things to the two of them. In conclusion, he had flattered the two masters, but neither of the words he said actually expressed his real thought.
Zheng Ziwen suppressed the raging fire that was about to explode inside him. "Master Ou, please take a closer look and tell us your opinion!"
Ou Yangming blinked and responded with an innocent face, "Master Ou, youre both amazing appraisers, whereas I dont have a solid foundation, so I cant compare with you. Since you have opposing views, why not just use the appraisal art?"
Zheng Ziwens face twitched as he thought, What do you think appraisal art is? Do you think it can be performed so easily!
"Master Ou is right. Head Shopkeeper Lin has entrusted this task to us, and allows us to pick any piece of equipment we want, so we must do our best and not embarrass ourselves." Ni Yinghong clapped her hands, then said, "Ill perform appraisal art this time."
After taking a step forward, she rubbed her small hands to execute appraisal art.
Ou Yangmings eyelid twitched. He comprehended the art better after witnessing the process again. His fingers trembled a little, and while outsiders could not notice anything, he was actually imitating the method. If the other two masters were not present, Ou Yangming would even imitate the dispatch of mental power to carry out appraisal art.
Ni Yinghong stopped using appraisal art after some time, and said wearily, "Master Zheng, youre right."
Zheng Ziwen nodded but was not elated at all because he vaguely felt that the appraisals this time were far more difficult than he had imagined.
Sure enough, before long, another intense debate was heard.
"Master Ni, you mustve inspected wrongly!" Zheng Ziwen was exasperated. "How can a piece of Fine Grade Rank One equipment be identified as Fine Grade Rank Two?"
"But this is of Fine Grade Rank Two indeed, I couldnt have made a mistake!"
"You mustve gotten it wrong!" Zheng Ziwen felt thirsty, and he kept complaining about her in his head.
"Okay, okay, since the two of you are sticking to your own view, I suggest you use appraisal art," Ou Yangming advised them happily as he was looking forward to it.
"Alright, I did it the last time, so its your turn now."
Zheng Ziwen was speechless.
The next day, another conflict arose in the basement.
"This equipment is supposed to be Are we going to use appraisal art again?" Zheng Ziwen cried.
Ni Yinghong looked at him without saying a word.
Ou Yangming let out a dry cough. "What do you think?"
As Appraisal Lights kept appearing in the basement, more and more pieces of equipment were evaluated.
On the seventh day.
"Master Ni, this is definitely a High Grade Rank Three. You dont have to say anything, but Im telling you if appraisal art needs to be carried out, Im out of energy!"
"Hmph, its clearly a High Grade Rank Four, why must you insist that its only in Rank Three? Even if youre being considerate toward the customers, you mustnt sell out the hosts benefits!"
Zheng Ziwen almost vomited blood. If he were to lose his reputation, he could probably hang himself.
"Okay, Ill do it!"
After some time, Zheng Ziwen fell butt first to the ground and was so low in energy that he could almost not lift his fingers.