Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1297 - Heavenly Tribulation
Chapter 1297: Heavenly Tribulation
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“Ha, ha, ha, this Godhead was left behind by a dead god, yet does it still possess such great power?” Xu Que couldn’t help but have these thoughts as he was standing in the pitch-black area behind the Secret Door. He couldn’t help but laugh heartily. He found this matter quite unbelievable, as this Godhead unexpectedly wanted to provide him with Celestial Core Power and help him make a quick breakthrough!
If this had been a true god or even a Golden Celestial of the Great All-Embracing Heaven, Xu Que wouldn’t have been surprised. But this was just a wisp of a remnant Godhead, and, even though it was powerful, it still belonged to the same category as a Taoist Connotation, with a slightly higher grade. However, it was still able to provide him with Celestial Core Power. This was really a surprising matter!
Xu Que questioned the remnant Godhead, “How much Celestial Core Power can you provide me? What? Can you help me advance into the Heaven Celestial Stage?” Xu Que was slightly tempted by this offer. Even though he possessed the Nine-Reincarnation Peaches, he would still have to spend a lot of time to eat them all and absorb them. Only then would he get the chance to advance into the Heaven Celestial Stage. However, he didn’t want to consume the Nine-Reincarnation Peaches carelessly because they were his lifesaving card. He was saving them for the fourth growth of the Chaotic Green Lotus within his Dantian. At that time, he would need a large amount of Celestial Core Power to help the lotus mature, and, if he didn’t provide it, he would lose his whole cultivation power.
Xu Que didn’t want to lose everything and end up being bullied by weaklings again. This was why he wouldn’t touch his Nine-Reincarnation Peaches unless it was absolutely necessary. Moreover, it seemed like the Godhead had discerned that he wanted to urgently make an advancement into the Heaven Celestial Stage, and this was why it had raised such a condition. It would provide him enough Celestial Core Power to advance into the Heaven Celestial Stage as long as he stopped destroying the Godhead.
“Fine, I accept. As long as you provide me enough Celestial Core Power and help me advance into the Heaven Celestial Stage, I can ensure you that I will never harm you. You can set your mind at ease. I won’t go back on my word. You can go outside and ask everywhere whether there is anyone in the world who doesn’t know that Xu Que always keeps his word. I’m like the Lord of Commoners.” Xu Que stuck out his chest and uttered resounding words at the Godhead. However, the Godhead didn’t trust such a pledge, and it communicated with Xu Que silently. It wanted him to take an Inner Demon Oath before carrying out the deal with him.
“An Inner Demon Oath? He, he, if I don’t take an oath, what can you do to me? You shouldn’t forget that it’s you who is entreating me. What? Are you implying that you aren’t entreating me? Fine, let’s fight, and let’s see whether I can kill you or not.” Xu Que sneered coldly. Even though Xu Que uttered such strong words, he still wasn’t confident. After all, he couldn’t discern how tenacious the Godhead’s life force was, and, if he continued fighting it, he would have to consume many Acting Tough Points.
Every kick of the Act-Tough King’s Leg was worth 100,000 Acting Tough Points, and, even though it could inflict harm upon the Godhead, it would also make Xu Que suffer severe losses. “If he ended up consuming all his Acting Tough Points, when would he be able to finish upgrading the System?” This was the foremost thought running through Xu Que’s mind. But he must still keep up a facade and continue acting tough. In his mind he continued speaking to the Godhead, “If I don’t let you witness the Act-Tough Saint’s great imposing manner, won’t you become pleased with yourself?”
Sure enough! After several seconds, Xu Que once again received feedback from the Godhead. It was obvious that it was afraid of the kicks of his Act-Tough King’s Leg, and so it decided to concede. However, it still asked Xu Que to take an Inner Demon Oath. But for that, it offered Xu Que an inheritance in addition to the Celestial Core Power. This was the most it could achieve with its current capabilities.
Xu Que raised his eyebrows. He didn’t expect that the Godhead would give away all the tricks that it had up its sleeve after he acted tough. Now he had ended up getting another inheritance. However, he had discerned that this was the Godhead’s upper limit, and, if he continued forcing it, it probably would put on a last struggle against him. Someone with Xu Que’s character wouldn’t take part in a bitter fight for no reason and he would take any benefits he could get before anything else. As for the oath? He would consider it later.
In the end, Xu Que nodded and spoke, “Fine, I will first take an oath.” Xu Que raised his hand and put it against his chest, as he spoke in a deep voice, “Xu Que takes here an oath that as long as you provide me enough Celestial Core Power to help me advance into the Heaven Celestial Stage and offer me an inheritance, I will immediately leave and I won’t continue bothering you. If I violate this oath, I should suffer Heaven’s lightning strikes and be destroyed by a Purple Lightning Tribulation or even by an Ancient Catastrophe.”
After Xu Que took the oath, he could immediately feel the Godhead relax, and, in the next moment, boundless Celestial Core Power flowed into him from all directions like a spring breeze. “What the h*ll! Why did it come so quickly?” Xu Que frowned and didn’t say anything further. He sat cross-legged in his former place and started using the Ancient Five Elemental Arts.
The pores of Xu Que’s whole body expanded and absorbed the dense Celestial Core Power flowing toward it. He felt as if he had gone back to the Golden Branch Jade Elixir Pool and was bathing in it once again. His Meridians were flooded with Celestial Core Power that flowed constantly into his Dantian. After a moment, the Celestial Core Power’s momentum started weakening. Just after this, the Godhead’s consciousness started communicating with Xu Que, and it expressed its confusion and surprise. It questioned Xu Que why he still hadn’t made an advancement.
Xu Que was taken aback and answered angrily, “This isn’t something that can be forced. Do you think I’m the same as the people outside? I have been famous for a long time, so I have to warn you that it’s better for you to not hide anything and quickly provide me with the Celestial Core Power.” The Godhead was helpless and it shortly provided boundless Celestial Core Power once again, which engulfed Xu Que’s whole body.
Two hours, four hours…and six hours elapsed. The amount of Celestial Core Power taken on by Xu Que was tremendous, and it made the Godhead restless.Weird ideas were running through the Godhead’s consciousness: “What kind of freak is this? He has taken so much Celestial Core Power that it was enough for a genius at the Human Celestial Stage to reach the Earth Celestial Stage. But this guy was already at the peak of the Human Celestial Stage, yet he still hasn’t managed to make an advancement after absorbing so much Celestial Core Power.”
However, Xu Que had expressed that he couldn’t do anything about this. His body had large requirements for Celestial Core Power because he had five Celestial spiritual roots, and he practiced the Ancient Five Elemental Arts. This was why he needed to absorb five times more Celestial Core Power than people at the same stage as him. The crux of the issue was that after his fleshly body’s power was promoted and it became a Holy Physique, his requirements for Celestial Core Power were raised by several fold. If it had been in the past, he would only have had to absorb Celestial Core Power for an hour to achieve a breakthrough. But now, after absorbing it for six hours, he still wasn’t filled to the brim.
At this moment, all the people outside the Godhead’s dimension had been waiting for six hours, and their expressions became grave. “What is going on? Six hours have already passed, yet he still doesn’t come out?” Buttface frowned and spoke.
“I’m afraid that we’re not going to get a response again.” Duan Jiude shook his head. Liu Jingning also frowned, while worry appeared on her face. She had considered many times entering the Godhead’s dimension, but she was held back by Bai Cailing.
All of a sudden, loud thunder echoed from the sky. This was a region way underground, and the light couldn’t reach it. Yet thunder still reverberated here, and it possessed great momentum. A terrifying Heavenly Aura instantly descended here and locked into this area. The crowd’s expressions changed drastically.
“Lightning Tribulation!” Everyone knew what this was, and they were all shocked. This Heavenly Tribulation’s momentum and aura were more terrifying than any tribulation the crowd had ever gone through before.