It s not as though the auction was in danger of going wrong, or that the buyers were making wild bids. It s just that the auctioneers were not doing what they should do.
The spokesman was the first to speak, and he started by saying that the emperor had asked them to keep the auction going and not break it up. Then he explained that the emperor wanted the auctioneers to sell the weapons at the lowest price possible. They had to do this to get the best results for the emperor and the people of the nation.
When the spokesman finished, the audience applauded. Then the other spokesman, a man with a hat, stood up and spoke. He said that he would like to remind the audience that the rifles were made of nitrocellulose, which is much better than the regular black powder used in the McDonnell 1857. He also pointed out that the rifles were more accurate than the regular ones.
He then began to explain the various specifications of the rifles, which were extremely impressive. He went on to say that the rifles could fire six arrows at once and were very effective against low-level monsters, but they were still not suited for use in combat situations.
After he finished speaking, the other spokesman, a young man with a long beard, stood up and spoke. He said that the emperor had decided to give them the rifles, and that he had given the order to buy them at the lowest possible price. He also explained that the emperor had instructed him to buy the best quality rifles available.