Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1018 - Havoc in Prison (Part III)
Chapter 1018: Havoc in Prison (Part III)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“What?” The jailers cried out in shock as disbelief filled their faces.
Xu Que had, to their horror, broken several locks with a single wave. They were in the Buddha Prison, mind you! Even a Human Celestial could not make a dent on a cell, yet Xu Que could destroy so many locks within seconds. How was that possible? Deep down, the jailers were shaken to the core. However, they quickly reacted and gathered a powerful spell in their palms. An exceptional brilliance quickly filled the usually dim cell.
“How dare you break out of jail. Surrender this instant!”
One by one, the jailers called out warnings and prepared to apprehend Xu Que by force.
“Surrender? Aren’t you guys spouting nonsense?” A cold smirk graced Xu Que’s lips. If he had wanted to surrender, why the hell would he wreak havoc in the first place?
He put two fingers together and swiped them across the air.
At that instant, in the opposite cell where the young cultivator was locked, the bar of soap Xu Que had thrown in there earlier began to glow. It then started to rotate quickly on the ground.
A loud bang and the bar soap exploded into countless pieces, hurtling toward the jailers.
The jailers paled and quickly turned around to avoid them. However, they realized that something was amiss the moment they turned around. That bar soap that had exploded had no impact at all and was not threatening in the least.
At the same time, a sound of something tunneling through the wind came from their backs. It sounded like something piercing through the air, headed toward them.
“Oh, no!” The jailers felt their hearts trembling and they turned once again. The only thing they saw was a tight patch of black rod shadows crashing down from above, striking their foreheads directly.
Bam! Bam! Bam!
The jailers collapsed on the ground instantly and lost all consciousness. The whole area fell deadly silent. Everyone locked in the cells opened their eyes wide and felt their jaws drop. They were flabbergasted.
“How…how was that possible?”
“He used a single move to knock the jailers out?”
“Is this guy genuinely just at the Form Synthesis Stage?”
Many were astounded and awed by Xu Que.
The young cultivator, in particular, was scared out of his wits. Inside his heart, he was glad that he had not truly attacked Xu Que earlier. Otherwise, he would be one of the ones lying on the ground.
However, Xu Que’s cultivation stage was visible for all to see. He had a cultivation level merely at the peak of the Form Synthesis. Even if he survived the 89 Heavenly Tribulations and entered the Crossing Calamity Stage, he was still two big stages away from the Half-Celestial Stage. If he fought them with his cultivation alone, he would never have a chance against those Half-Celestials. However, he possessed a piece…no, a stick…not that either, a black rod.
This black rod was a product from the System store, a type of weapon that could instantly knock out any opponent, as long as they were distracted and had no time to dodge. Ever since he had entered the Refined Moon Palace, Xu Que had relied on this black rod as his killer weapon. All this way, he had used it as a most effortless way to end a fight. Not only was it swift and reliable, it was also very effective in acting tough.
The collapse of the jailers shocked everyone present and earned Xu Que over 20,000 Acting Tough Points.
“Candylicious.” Xu Que couldn’t help but grin as he watched his Acting Tough Points increase. However, at the same time, the Evil points on his Good and Evil Jade Tile had risen to over 900 points. He needed just one evil deed to break over 1,000 and he would be transported directly to Buddha Prison Level 2.
“Young lad, what’s the use of taking over this prison? Won’t we descend into the final floor once we kill everyone in here?” Buttface walked out leisurely as though he was the one who had knocked the jailers out. He looked proud.
“It’s too troublesome to kill everyone here, unnecessary even. Anyway, I’m not one who likes to kill. So long as we can get out of here!” Xu Que smiled and shook his head.
“Leave? Let’s use the Escape Emblem then. Right, how’s it going with your Space-Breaking Spell? Is it finished yet? If it’s ready, let’s use it and leave already. I’m disappointed in this prison and don’t want to stay here anymore.” Buttface commented in disdain.
“You overthink things. Stay here for a couple of days and don’t create trouble!” Xu Que rolled his eyes. If he could leave using either the Escape Emblem or the Space-Breaking Spell, he would have done so a long time ago instead of creating so much trouble.
The moment he entered the Good and Evil Village, Xu Que summoned the System, only to find that the escape emblems were all greyed out, rendering them unusable. He checked with the system, only to hear that he could not use any spells that could break through the void in this area.
What could he do? He could only follow the rules and get to a Teleportation Spell.
“All right, the clock is ticking. Let’s find something bad to do and descend to a lower floor,” Xu Que said as he swept his gaze across the other prisoners in the cells.
Buttface realized his intentions quickly. He too turned his sly eyes on everyone else.
Every prisoner on this floor couldn’t help but shiver slightly. They wanted to keep out of trouble and absolutely wished for no drama. However, they had fallen into the hands of a troublemaker called Xu Que. Most important, this king of mischief was so powerful that he could knock out several Half-Celestials with a rod. They were helpless and incapable of fighting back.
“Everyone, do you want me to let you out?” Xu Que asked everyone with a smile.
The prisoners were caught off guard for a second, but then quickly shook their heads. They waved their hands in rejection. “No, no, there’s no need for that.”
Of course, it would be great if he could let them out. After all, it was Xu Que who let them out, they wouldn’t have broken out of jail. However, this fellow stated clearly that he wanted to do evil. If he let them out, who knows if they would be the target of his evil doings!
“Don’t be afraid. How boring it is to stay inside! Come out and take a breather. Isn’t it nice to chitchat?” Xu Que beamed and waved his arm.
The locks of more than a dozen cells cracked apart instantly.
Every lock cost 10,000 Acting Tough Points to break. However, Xu Que spent it generously without batting an eye, letting them all out at once.
Altogether, it cost him around 200,000 Acting Tough Points to release slightly over a dozen Human Celestial powerhouses. The powerhouses paled slightly as the locks fell apart. They looked at Xu Que warily.
“Young man, we were too brash with our words earlier. However, we hope that you won’t cause any more trouble. We hope that we can stop this hoo-ha once and for all.” Someone pleaded in great earnest. They sincerely wished to avoid getting more Evil points by getting implicated in trouble by Xu Que. It was a significant loss to bear, a total lose-lose situation.
Most important, Xu Que was strong enough to take them on. The scene where he knocked out those jailers was still fresh on their minds.
“Yo, since you’ve said it so sincerely, I’ll get straight to the point.” Xu Que smiled, and continued, “How about this? I want to earn Evil points, while you guys want to earn Good points. By working together, we could attain our goal while you guys could leave prison sooner. Isn’t that a win-win situation where everybody benefits? Sounds good, eh?”