Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1003 - Who Told You I’ve Done My Best?
Chapter 1003: Who Told You I’ve Done My Best?
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Xu Que beat the drum with the drumstick in his hand. A crisp metallic sound echoed around the area. As a Four-Star Musician, Xu Que’s refreshing performance shocked everyone. The next moment, he started to play the electric guitar. Then, he played all the rest of the musical instruments, including the bass, the electronic keyboard, and the drum set.
Xu Que divided his soul into five parts to control all the musical instruments. A deafening melody roared over everyone. This massive, overwhelming melody vibrated through everyone’s eardrums and hearts. Almost at the same time, Xu Que started to sing with his hoarse, deep voice.
“Chrysanthemum, ancient sword and wine,
“A clamorous yard soaked in hot tea,
“Alien races are worshipping the ancient people’s moon at the Temple of the Sun!
“The flourishing Kaiyuan Reign Period is so alluring!”
Swish! Instantly, everyone was stunned by this song. Elder Yu lowered the sword in her hand unconsciously in shock.
Jiang Hongyan opened her mouth slightly and her eyes lit up in surprise.
Bai Cailing’s eyes also widened from shock.
Xu Feifei covered her little mouth in disbelief. My God! I didn’t expect my brother could sing A Dream Return to Tang Dynasty! And he sings…so well!
Xu Que was immersed in the rock music and playing all kinds of musical instruments attentively. He altered some lyrics of the song. Then he continued to sing it loudly.
“The wind can never blow away the long hatred!
“The flower can never dye the nostalgia!
“The snow can never mirror the mountains and rivers!
“The moon can never realize old dreams!”
Suddenly, his voice became passionate and sharp.
“Destiny is branded along the palm prints. We sober up in a dreamless night!
“We walk into ecstasy along with destiny!
“A dream return to the Tang Dynasty!!!”
Instantly, this song, which was full of penetrating and explosive force, excited everyone and made them get goosebumps.
Xu Feifei was so shocked she couldn’t believe her ears. She had enjoyed the original version of A Dream Return to the Tang Dynasty on the Earth. However, when this famous rock music was played by Xu Que, its effect was more moving because all the feelings in the song were doubled. It was because of Xu Que’s mysterious musical skills, which could intrude into people’s souls and influence them in a most direct way.
At the same time, numerous gravestones around them were trembling. Countless souls which had slept for many years were awakened. Then they started to tremble crazily along with the rhythm.
A glow appeared from the ground at the center of the hall, which became more and more dazzling. At last, it became a strand of white light which shot up at the roof directly.
Along with a dull sound, ripples appeared on the roof of the hall. Then water started to fall. The entire restrictive spell was about to open.
Bai Cailing’s eyes lit up with excitement and joy. The progress achieved by Xu Que this time was much larger than the progress achieved by musicians last time.
Two-thirds of the restrictive spell was opened. From outside, they could see numerous boxes in it. One wooden box was giving off powerful Taoist Connotation, which should be the aura of the Three-Stripe Spiritual Tao Stone.
“Maybe…I could make it this time!” Bai Cailing’s heart was full of astonishment and joyful expectation.
Her original plan was to seek revenge in the Refined Moon Palace. Then she would try to obtain the Three-Stripe Spiritual Tao Stone by awakening those remnant souls, so that she could realize a breakthrough in her cultivation. She didn’t hold high hopes for this plan. She could only give it a try.
However, she didn’t expect that Xu Que could avenge her by killing the two powerhouses who had ambushed her last time. Now he had even awakened most remnant souls by making such a big noise.
She knew success was within her grasp according to the noise he made. However, nobody could touch those boxes before the restrictive spell was fully opened. When the restrictive spell was not opened completely, it was most destructive and could even kill cultivators at the Human Celestial Realm who tried to grab the boxes. Last time, some of her teammates were killed because of this. Therefore, Bai Cailing waited quietly by restraining the wild joy in her heart at this moment.
At last, his performance was ended. However, the heroic and passionate mood was still influencing people in this area.
As a cultivator at the Human Celestial Realm, Bai Cailing was much more powerful than others in Soul Strength. Therefore, this influence was not very strong for her. She got rid of the influence of the rhythm soon. However, after a short while, the happiness in her face became frozen.
Most of the remnant souls in this area had been awakened. However, deep in those tombs, several large gravestones were still in a dead silence. The restrictive spell on the roof was still opened only two-thirds of the way. It was floating above them with horrible kill intent.
“How could this be?” Bai Cailing was quite disappointed and didn’t believe what she saw. For her, Xu Que’s song had been flawless and powerful enough to awaken those remnant souls. But several big gravestones, which were immune to his influence, were still sleeping. This was totally unbelievable!
“What? I didn’t expect there would be lucky fish that escaped the net!” Xu Que was surprised as he found something was wrong. This kind of rock music was the best option to awaken others, which could cheer people up easily. Together with his musician skills, his music and song were extremely powerful. But some remnant souls were immune to his song, which was quite incredible.
“Lord Tang, what happened? Your melody was perfect apparently!” Bai Cailing asked as she looked at Xu Que in puzzlement.
“No, something is wrong!” Xu Que frowned slightly as if an idea had occurred to him suddenly.
There were a lot of rock music compositions. He chose the Chinese-style rock music to influence these remnant souls.
However, these remnant souls were not from Earth. They didn’t know the Tang Dynasty at all. So the influence of the lyrics was weakened. Moreover, rock music couldn’t be enjoyed by everyone.
As the saying went, everyone has his likes. Some liked the passionate rock music. Some others liked the quiet, slow songs. Also, some liked sad love songs.
When Bai Cailing said his song was perfect, Xu Que realized this problem.
“It seems the people buried in these big tombs don’t like this kind of restless rock music!” Xu Que was baffled.
With his musical skills, it was unnecessary that all remnant souls like rock music. Anyway, his purpose was to awaken them. However, these remnant souls were not influenced. The possible reason was that they had slept for a long time and were about to dissipate. Maybe the only way to awaken them was to impress them first.
“Is something wrong?” Bai Cailing asked.
“I need to have a look first!” Xu Que waved his hand and stood up. Then he fixed his eyes on those silent gravestones. He tried to check the characters on the gravestones. Although most characters were indistinct, there were still several characters which were identifiable. Soon, Xu Que found a common point shared by these gravestones—the characters on them were in one script, which was probably written by the same person. Also, according to the gravestone epitaphs, the owners of these gravestones were buried at the same time. Maybe they even knew each other before their deaths.
However, it seemed this information was far from enough.
“What’s wrong?” Bai Cailing asked.
Xu Que shook his head and said with a wry smile, “It seems these guys are quite tough. It would be difficult to awaken them!”
“Oh!” Bai Cailing nodded her head as disappointment flashed in her eyes. She had been tortured by her aged appearance for 100 years. Although she didn’t care about it very much, this was totally unacceptable for any woman! After all…she was really quite young.
If she couldn’t obtain this Three-Stripe Spiritual Tao Stone, she couldn’t realize a breakthrough in her remaining life-span. Also, she couldn’t go back to the World of Near Celestial and might even die slowly on the Taijin Continent with this appearance.
“Forget it!” At last, Bai Cailing shook her head and sighed. Then she said, looking at Xu Que, “Actually, I’ve predicted this situation. I know you’ve done your best. Thank you!”
“Ah?” Xu Que was surprised, “What are you talking about? Who told you I’ve done my best?”
Now it was Bai Cailing’s turn to be surprised.
Who told you I’ve done my best?
What do you mean?
Does it mean this guy…didn’t do his best just now?