Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1170 - Is He Here to Have Fun?
Chapter 1170: Is He Here to Have Fun?
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
After entering the Equipment Refining Tower, he had a familiar feeling. This was the second time for Xu Que to enter the Equipment Refining Tower. It was different from the last time though, because now this place was full of people.
Thousands of Equipment Forging Grandmasters were refining materials and merging the metal liquids attentively. Many tables and chairs had been placed in all the corners. Big shots of the large sects that were represented by Equipment Forging Grandmasters stayed to enjoy the show, including Feng Lanwu and the other people from her sect.
Xu Que looked around and found Ling Huang, the City Governor of Baihui City, and Elder Li of the Equipment Refining Sect. Almost all the most influential powerhouses were here.
D*mn! It seems I chose the wrong place! I need to wait for the right time to act tough later! Xu Que raised his eyebrows and murmured to himself.
After that, a guard from the City Governor’s mansion led Xu Que to a vacant equipment refining workbench.
According to the rules of the Equipment Refining Convention, the contests would be held in two rounds. The first round would be held on the first floor with drawings for third-grade equipment. The top 300 of this round could enter the Waste Realm.
Then, the second round would be held on the second floor of the Equipment Refining Tower with drawings for fourth-grade equipment. The top 20 of this round would have a chance to enter the Equipment Refining Sect.
Because all the materials on the first and second floors had been stolen by Xu Que, it had been impossible for the Equipment Refining Sect to find enough materials for the third-grade equipment in the few days they had had. Thus, the contest for refining fourth-grade equipment was canceled. And only one round of the contest would be held. The top five performers could enter the Waste Realm and the top ten would be qualified to enter the Equipment Refining Sect.
Xu Que didn’t want to steal more materials. He stood in front of the equipment refining workbench solemnly, ready to refine his equipment. However, Xu Que’s appearance surprised many big shots here. Compared to those middle-aged or old Equipment Forging Grandmasters, he was too young and stood out from the crowd. Although many young people had decided to join this contest when the registration limitation of this convention was canceled, it was too early for him to show up now.
The reason was that people who started to refine equipment now were from the big sects who had signed up long ago. Those disbanded cultivators or inexperienced young people should show up several days later, even if they had signed up today. So, many people fixed their eyes on Xu Que at this moment. They were also looking around and trying to figure out which reckless sect had sent a young man who was under 100 years old to attend this convention.
“It’s strange! Did this young man come here alone?”
“His bone age is under 100 years, but he has reached the Medium Stage of the Half-Celestial Stage. He could be deemed as a most talented genius in the big academies or sects in the Zhenyuan Celestial Realm. Why does he choose to attend this convention? Does he really have time to refine equipment besides his cultivation tasks?”
“That’s impossible! He is just at the Medium Stage of the Half-Celestial Stage and is not able to refine a third-grade equipment. I’m afraid someone used influence to let him have a try here!”
“Hah, hah, if this guy can really refine a third-grade equipment, he will be really a genius! Maybe he could still be chosen by the Equipment Refining Sect even though he failed to enter the top 500!”
“For sure! The Equipment Refining Sect doesn’t enroll new apprentices only based on the equipment they refine, but also on their qualifications and future! If this young man at the Medium Stage of the Half-Celestial Stage could really refine a third-grade equipment, he would be the genius of geniuses! Till today, less than five people have accomplished this in the entire Zhenyuan Celestial Realm!”
“As far as I know, one of them is the leader of the Equipment Refining Sect, who is also the most powerful one among the Three King Refiners in the Zhenyuan Celestial Realm! It is said that when he was young, he used to refine third-grade equipment at the Later Stage of the Half-Celestial Stage. The equipment was rated as 9 stars, which was a superior product!”
“Hah, hah, hah, the possibility is very low! Not every young man in this place could be deemed a genius! I think this guy is here for fun or to have a try at his equipment refining skills and nothing else!” The big shots were small talking about Xu Que.
Elder Li, the Deacon of the Equipment Refining Sect, lost interest after glancing at Xu Que. Then he started to refresh his spirit by closing his eyes. In fact, he was considering the punishment for the guy who stole the contents of the Equipment Refining Tower. After a short while, the other big shots lost interest in Xu Que too and fixed their eyes on their Equipment Forging Grandmasters again.
At this time, most Equipment Forging Grandmasters were refining their equipment attentively for it was a process that required attention and time. Even a tiny distraction would result in the failure of material extraction or merging or interruption of rune carving! A mistake in a small detail would result in failure of the entire equipment refining process! Everyone was only given three packs of material, which meant they could only fail twice. Once they failed a third time, they would be disqualified from this convention.
However, Xu Que wasn’t worried at all. He was able to refine a third-grade equipment without using the Equipment Refining Essence, and he had refined a Hundred Miles Killer Blade at grade 5 in the Equipment Refining Tower before! This time, the drawing he got from the Equipment Refining Convention was still that Hundred Miles Killer Blade at grade 3.
After seeing that, Xu Que smiled.
“System, I want to sell this machete which is an Inferior Celestial Artifact for Equipment Refining Essence!” Xu Que said after activating the System.
When he refined the Hundred Miles Killer Blade previously, he had spent 200,000 points of Equipment Refining Essence. Now, he had almost no Equipment Refining Essence left. So he had to sell another Inferior Celestial Artifact. Xu Que had a lot of Inferior Celestial Artifacts. He had extorted dozens of them in the Good and Evil Village. Then he stole more than ten Inferior Celestial Artifacts from the Steal Sect. Most of these Inferior Celestial Artifacts were useless for him. So he didn’t feel bad when he sold them to the System.
Ding! “Recycle finished! The Host has 350,000 points of Equipment Refining Essence!”
At this time, the System’s warning tone rang out. Apparently, the quality of this Inferior Celestial Artifact was pretty good so the System gave him 350,000 points of Equipment Refining Essence. Seeing that, Xu Que was about to start the equipment refining.
Along with a tiny sound, Xu Que waved his hand to place a piece of Wind & Thunder Devilish Gold in the air. Then he started to burn the metal with a strand of black mystical fire that appeared in his palm. The flame attracted the attention of the onlookers.
“That young man is starting to refine his equipment! How could he have such powerful flames?”
“This fire is not simple! I’ve acquired many fire magic arts, but I don’t know the name of this fire! The flames of some fire magic arts I acquired are black, but his fire is just so violent! I think I need to ask him about this fire later!” An old man at the Heaven Celestial Stage said curiously.
“Wait! Look, what is that guy doing? Why does he pick up another piece of Wind & Thunder Devilish Gold?” Someone shouted in surprise at this time.
Xu Que had just started the refining of the first piece of Wind & Thunder Devilish Gold. But he picked up another piece immediately.
According to the rules of the Equipment Refining Convention, everyone only had three packs of materials, which meant one pack of materials only had one piece of Wind & Thunder Devilish Gold. It was given according to the formula of the equipment drawing. Now, before finishing the refining of the first piece of Wind & Thunder Devilish Gold, Xu Que grabbed another one, which puzzled everyone.
“Is he really here to have fun?”
“Does it mean he has to use the second one because the refining of the first pack of materials has already failed?”
“Holy sh*t! I guess this guy has lost his mind! Why is he taking out a knife? Hmm, it seems he’s using it to scratch his back… What the h*ll? How could he scratch an itch when he is performing equipment refining?”
“My God! He has finished scratching his itch! Now he has placed the knife on that Wind & Thunder Devilish Gold!”
“What the h*ll is he going to do?”
All the onlookers were puzzled.
A crisp sound of metal could be heard. Xu Que cut the second piece of the Wind & Thunder Devilish Gold with a knife, which created a lot of sparkles. Then a small piece of Wind & Thunder Devilish Gold fell down. Xu Que placed that small piece into the first piece of Wind & Thunder Devilish Gold and continued the refining.