Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1276 - It’s the Old Fart Again!
Chapter 1276: It’s the Old Fart Again!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Bai Cailing didn’t believe that Xu Que had no method to save the sovereigns. Even though Xu Que looked like a cultivator at the Half-Celestial Stage now, the things he had done could never have been realized by any cultivators at the Half-Celestial Stage! More importantly, judging from Xu Que’s calm reactions in this place, Bai Cailing was sure he must have some knowledge about how to deal with their situation, but he just didn’t want to reveal it for some reason.
However, this was related to the safety of the Jade Lake. All the big sects tried to cheat or outwit each other. If these sovereigns died here today, the Jade Lake would become the common enemy of all those big sects. After all, this was not the first time for such a thing to happen on the Heaven Continent. The Jade Lake and the other big sects had not been the original overlords of the Celestial Realm. All of them had reached the top by stepping on the corpses of others.
“Sorry, Holy Virgin, I am really not able to do that!” Xu Que refused, shaking his head. This might cause trouble for the Jade Lake.
But Xu Que would still adhere to his principles. He had agreed to help the Jade Lake to revive the peach trees for the sake of Jiang Hongyan. He had done a lot of things for the Jade Lake, but he wouldn’t offer his help forever. It was exactly the same as how the Jade Lake didn’t do its best to protect Jiang Hongyan. Under pressure from the Heaven Palace Academy and the Sage Sect, the Jade Lake handed Jiang Hongyan over at last.
“Elder Xu, I…” Bai Cailing was getting quite nervous, because the Jade Lake would really be endangered if Xu Que refused to help her.
“Enough! I won’t save them even if I have to die in this place today! Holy Virgin, please don’t force me to do something I am not able to do!” Xu Que said as he shook his head sturdily.
Bai Cailing was stunned by his reply. She got a weird feeling that this Elder Xu was becoming more and more like Xu Que. But she was not surprised because she knew he was Xu Que’s father. Then she lowered her head as if she was making a decision. The female apprentices of the Jade Lake were also shocked because it seemed as if Elder Xu’s mood was totally unpredictable.
This issue was related to the future of the Jade Lake. They were also quite nervous. So they looked at Xu Que with imploring eyes. Does this mean Elder Xu is really not able to do this or he just doesn’t want to do it? They were inclined to believe the latter. How could a man who could revive the peach trees and have so many Buddhist magic artifacts say he is not able to dispel the morbid Qi in those sovereigns?
“Elder Xu!” At this time, Bai Cailing looked up and clenched her teeth as if she had made an important decision. Then she said as she looked at Xu Que, “If you will help the Jade Lake with this problem, I…I will honor my promise in the marriage certificate by marrying Xu Que!”
“Okay! Consider it done!” Xu Que replied as he walked toward the center of the altar with several Buddha plates in his hands!
The Jade Lake’s apprentices and the guardians at the Golden Celestial Stage were totally shocked and couldn’t believe what they had heard. They were not surprised by Xu Que’s quick attitude change, but by the words uttered by Bai Cailing. Is she really going to save those sovereigns by marrying Xu Que? Is it really that necessary?
Although she could prevent the crisis of Jade Lake by saving those sovereigns, it was still unworthy to marry Xu Que for that! Because she still had other options. If the Holy Virgin agreed to use her marriage as leverage, she could marry the Holy Son of another sect or she could marry the Holy Son of the Divine Farmer Clan directly. In this way, the enemies of the Jade Lake would have to consider before launching an attack. Also, the alliance of the Jade Lake and the Divine Farmer Clan would be further solidified, which was a more satisfactory result than marrying Xu Que!
However, Bai Cailing ignored their reactions and just looked at Xu Que calmly. She had said that because she knew she still had room to maneuver. She knew Xu Que had his beloved women like Jiang Hongyan and Liu Jingning! She believed Elder Xu didn’t know that. So, she agreed to honor her promise in the marriage certificate because she knew Xu Que would say no to her. So, she could take that opportunity to get rid of her promise. She was smart enough to work out this double cross. However, she didn’t realize that Elder Xu was Xu Que!
Xu Que had agreed to help because he had sensed danger. After watching the sovereigns who were fighting closely, he noticed that whenever a man was killed, his blood would spill on the altar. However, the blood on the altar was disappearing at an incredible speed, as if a vampire who was hiding under the altar was sucking the blood secretly. Xu Que had suddenly gotten an ominous feeling. If more people were killed and their blood was absorbed by the altar, something dangerous might be triggered.
Buttface and Duan Jiude always liked to watch the fun. Why did they leave this place when the sovereigns were killing each other? It was highly possible that they knew something more dangerous would happen. So they just ran away before finishing enjoying their hotpot. Therefore, Xu Que also changed his mind. But he didn’t expect that Bai Cailing would offer to marry Xu Que as a condition. So he had just taken the opportunity to release the peaceful Qi in the Buddha plates using some magic arts.
After being activated by Xu Que’s magic arts, the Buddha plates flew into the air and started to give off dazzling light and peaceful auras. Then the sovereigns, guardians, and apprentices were wrapped in the peaceful auras. Their furious hearts and boiling blood calmed down gradually. Also, the morbid Qi in their body was dispelled slowly.
“What’s happening?” A guardian at the Golden Celestial Stage of the Divine Farmer Clan was restored to sanity first. He was totally shocked, and he didn’t know why he had been fighting with these people. Although he didn’t stop his attacks, his movements were not as crazy as before.
Soon, the rest of the people were also restored to sanity. The fight at the center of the altar stopped.Then all the people looked at each other in surprise! “What the h*ll is going on?” A sovereign asked seriously, because his sect had suffered serious losses this time. More than half of his apprentices and one guardian at the Golden Celestial Stage had been killed in the fight.
“D*mn! We were fooled by that dog and Duan Jiude!” One of them shouted angrily.
“This remnant soul suppressed the altar. After we divided it up, the altar started to release the morbid Qi! This place is a trap!” A powerhouse said seriously. Apparently, they had figured out what had happened. Luckily, only apprentices and guardians were killed in the combat. All the sovereigns survived, which could prevent the escalation of more conflict.
“That dog used to say he was about to release a demon, which would die together with us! I’m afraid what he was talking about was this altar!” A powerhouse said in a low voice as he looked at the altar under his feet. The blood on the altar was being absorbed slowly.
“Guys, let’s reunite the remnant and leave this place!” Bai Cailing said as she walked up at this time.
“What? Is this the Holy Virgin…of the Jade Lake?” Hearing that, everyone turned to the people from the Jade Lake.When they saw Xu Que, their expressions became queer. They knew this old man had helped them to dispel the morbid Qi because the Buddha plates that were floating above their heads were controlled by the old man.
Yi Zhong, the sovereign of the Divine Farmer Clan, also saw Xu Que immediately. Then his face got dark and he snorted, “It’s that old fart again!”
At this time, Xu Que’s expression changed, and he shouted, “Oh, no, I can’t control the morbid Qi anymore. Quickly! I hoped a sovereign would step out, so that I could summon my son to suppress the morbid Qi!” When Xu Que said that, he fixed his eyes on Yi Zhong!