Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1167 - Gone, All Gone!
Chapter 1167: Gone, All Gone!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
In the center of Baihui City, on the open square beside the Life and Death Ring, there stood a huge tower with only three floors, but it soared into the clouds in an imposing manner! On the four sides of the tower, there was a sea of people. The Equipment Refining Convention was starting!
In the whole of the Earth Continent, the Equipment Refining Sect and the Pill Refining Sect were regarded as the two strongest alliances. They didn’t belong to the category of sects, but their influence was extremely huge and their prestige and status were far beyond many large academies.
Whether it was the Equipment Refining Sect or the Pill Refining Sect, its members were all supreme aces with great achievements in Equipment Refining or Pill Refining. They came from the Six Major Celestial Realms and each had their own sect or clan. The Equipment Refining Sect and the Pill Refining Sect were like a kind of guild spontaneously formed; they were the authorities on Equipment Refining and Pill Refining.
In other words, the Equipment Refining Sect represented the whole Equipment Refining circle, the Pill Refining Sect represented the whole Pill Refining circle, and they had great influence on the Earth Continent.
Today, the Equipment Refining Sect was holding an Equipment Refining Convention in the Zhen Yuan Celestial Realm. Once in 100 years, numerous Equipment Refining Masters came to participate in the convention from all over the place. They all hoped to be recognized by the authority of the Equipment Refining Sect, join the Equipment Refining Sect, and obtain supreme glory.
At that moment, two women in the crowd outside the tower were watching the Equipment Refining Tower and speaking in a lower voice.
“Second Miss, the Equipment Refining Sect’s Equipment Refining Convention not only attracts many Equipment Refining Masters, but also engages so many great powers. I just saw several legendary figures!”
“This Equipment Refining Convention isn’t only related to the qualifications of the Equipment Forging Grandmasters, but also to the interests and benefits of the major forces. They’ll naturally initiate their help!”
“Just like us and the Wind Chamber of Commerce?”
“Yes, ten years ago, they found a Waste Realm on the edge of the Zhen Yuan Celestial Realm that was full of natural resources and treasures. Some materials and medicinal materials had been extinct for a long time on the Earth Continent. That not only shocked many in the Equipment Refining and the Pill Refining circles, but also made the major forces cast covetous eyes on those resources. However, in order to avoid chaos in the Zhen Yuan Celestial Realm and a bloody mess, many forces jointly negotiated a plan to seal off the entrance of the Waste Realm and select a quota of people over a period of ten years. The Alchemist we used failed at the Pill Refining Convention. Now the Equipment Refining Convention is our last chance to win. We can’t afford to go wrong!”
“Second Miss, don’t be so nervous. This time we will certainly win! Look, Second Miss, that red-haired man over there seems to be Ling Feng, the Young City Governor of Baihui City. He’s really a talented man. I heard that he’s ranked 66th place on the Sovereigns list!”
“Xiao Ru, stop looking for fun. Find out where the people of our Chamber of Commerce are. If there hadn’t been an accident, we should have arrived a month ago.”
Obviously, these two were the two young ladies from the Wind Chamber of Commerce who had met Xu Que before—Feng Lanwu and her servant, Xiao Ru. Originally they were separated from Xu Que not far away from Baihui City. Xu Que had arrived in Baihui City earlier, but they had been delayed and only arrived in Baihui City today.
“Second Miss, you can rest assured, Old Master and the rest must be nearby. I wonder how the Equipment Forging Grandmaster is doing!” Xiao Ru laughed and said.
“That Equipment Forging Grandmaster has been in the Fourth Grade for decades, and I think he won’t commit any mistakes. However, the number of people attending the Equipment Refining Convention seems to be too large. It’s beyond my expectations. If that Equipment Forging Grandmaster can’t enter the top 300, I’m afraid we still can’t get the quota.” Feng Lanwu shook her head slightly as she was worried.
Xiao Ru heard her worries and, after a short silence, she said, “Second Miss, let’s go and find that fellow. If he’s really a Fifth Grade Equipment Forging Grandmaster, wouldn’t we have a greater chance of winning?”
“He?” After a pause, she shook his head with a bitter smile and said, “I’m afraid he already has a grudge against us. We don’t know where he is. Even if we knew, I can’t risk putting the hope of the Wind Chamber of Commerce on him. Xiao Ru…do you really think he’s a Fifth Grade Equipment Forging Grandmaster? He’s really too young. At his age, it would be shocking to be a Third Grade Equipment Forging Grandmaster. If he’s really a Fifth Grade Equipment Forging Grandmaster, I’m afraid the whole of the Zhen Yuan Celestial Realm would be shocked. After all, this is an unprecedented thing!”
“Second Miss, the world is so big and anything can happen! Have you forgotten the updating of the Heavenly Tripod List the other day? The fellow named Exploding Heavens Faction is awesome might be the one we met. We had forgotten to ask him for his name, but he claimed that he was from the Exploding Heavens Faction. Maybe it was really him!”
“So what if it was him? In fact, after seeing his Dantian, I don’t doubt his strength at all. It’s normal for him to rank fourth in the Half List of the Heavenly Tripod List. But Equipment Refining is Equipment Refining after all; we can’t confuse the two matters. Let’s not talk about this. Let’s go and find my father and meet them first!”
When they were finished, they slowly wandered around the crowd, looking for the people from the Wind Chamber of Commerce.
At the same time, inside the tower, Xu Que had just packed up his things and made sure that everything on the first and second floors was all taken away before he came to the exit of the tower. He spent another 50,000 Acting Tough Points and opened the spell Array. However, at that time, many people were looking at the Equipment Refining Tower, and, when they saw the sudden change in the spell Array, there was a commotion.
“Uh, why is the spell Array of the Equipment Refining Tower activated?”
“No, is it possible that the Equipment Refining Convention has started so casually? No one from the Equipment Refining Sect has spoken!”
“D*mn it, look at that, how come there’s somebody walking out of it?”
“Uh? The spell Array is closed again?”
“Who is that guy?”
“D*mn it. Isn’t he the Exploding Heavens Faction is awesome guy? He’s the one who thrashed the Young City Governor badly the other day!”
In an instant, the crowd outside the Equipment Refining Tower was instantly shocked. The loud roar of discussion was everywhere, and all their gazes were on Xu Que.
Xu Que also looked at the huge crowds of people in front of him, and he was extremely confused.
“What the hell is this? Who are all of you?” Xu Que was astonished. If he hadn’t seen the tower behind him, he would almost have thought that he had accidentally gone into a Void Tunnel and been transported to some strange place.
On the high platform in the center of the square, where many influential aces were sitting, they saw that scene too.
“What’s going on? Why is there a person in the Equipment Refining Tower?” An Elder from the Equipment Refining Sect was shocked and he slammed his hand down on the table and stood up. His gazed fixed directly onto Ling Huang, the City Governor of Baihui City.
After all, before the Equipment Refining Tower was transported to the City Governor’s Mansion, they had gone in to put all the materials for Equipment Refining and so on. At that time, it was certain that there was no one inside, but now there had been an accident, which had absolutely happened in the City Governor’s Mansion.
“Elder Li, this… this…” Ling Huang was also confused and astounded. He didn’t know what was happening.
But Ling Feng, the Young City Governor who was sitting next to him, made a dramatic change in his expression. He was surprised, and he was cursing to himself.
He had been searching for Xu Que in the City Governor’s Mansion for days. He had almost turned over the City Governor’s Mansion, but Xu Que seemed to have vanished into thin air. He was nowhere to be found. But he had not expected the dude to hide in the Equipment Refining Tower. He had hidden for so many days and only appeared today!
Immediately, Ling Feng knelt down on the ground and said, “Father, it’s my fault. This man is Exploding Heavens Faction is awesome who was ranked fourth on the Half List of the Heavenly Tripod List. His real name is Bai Zhantang.”
“What, it’s him?” Ling Huang’s face was black with rage.
In the last few days, he had heard about the battle on the Life and Death Ring from Ling Feng, including Xu Que’s disappearance in the City Governor’s Mansion, but he hadn’t taken it seriously then. Instead, he comforted Ling Feng that the dude might have left the City Governor’s Mansion long ago.
Now, however, from the current situation, he knew that he had obviously underestimated Xu Que’s destructive ability. He was more powerful than a mouse, in that he could sneak into the Equipment Refining Tower quietly.
“City Governor, how do you explain this?” At this time, the Elder from the Equipment Refining Sect was already spotted with a gloomy face and he glared directly at Ling Huang.
Ling Huang opened his mouth to try to explain when there was a sudden roar from the crowd.
“Bai Zhantang, you’ve finally shown up. The Steal Sect will fight to the end with you, since you’re a thief who doesn’t follow the rules. Return the treasure you stole from our Steal Sect!” A middle-aged man shouted, jumped up from the crowd, and dashed directly toward Xu Que.
“F*ck! It’s you again!” Xu Que immediately recognized the middle-aged man as the head of Baihui City’s robbers. He immediately raised his eyebrows and shouted, “Be careful with that you say. Who the f*ck is the thief? I’m the Steal Sage!”
“Return my Steal Sect’s treasures!” The middle-aged man roared furiously and bolted toward Xu Que.
“Return your *ss! If you have the guts, then get it from the Exploding Heavens Faction!” Xu Que grinned, and at the same time he immediately held out an Escape Emblem! Next moment, there was a whoosh and Xu Que disappeared without a shadow.
On the high platform, Ling Huang and Elder Li from the Equipment Refining Sect, including many influential figures that were present, all sat with frozen expressions.
“Thief? Steal Sage?”
Just then, Elder Li murmured a sentence, his expression abruptly changed, and he shouted, “Quick! Go and check if the materials for Equipment Refining are still in the Equipment Refining Tower!”
A moment later, a man from the Equipment Refining Sect rushed out of the Equipment Refining Tower awfully pale, and he wailed, “Elder Li, gone, all gone! Everything on the first and second floors is gone, and the man has stolen all the Smithing Tables inside. There’s nothing left!”