Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1298 - Do You Still Have the Nerve to Rejoice?
Chapter 1298: Do You Still Have the Nerve to Rejoice?
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“This is…this is at least a Golden Celestial’s tribulation. We don’t have among us any apex Heaven Celestial who is about to reach the Golden Celestial Stage. So why did this happen?” Ji Wuyun spoke with surprise, before he raised his head and looked at the sky. He found this matter horrifying! Even though Ji Wuyun was at the Heaven Celestial’s Medium Stage, which was separated from the Golden Celestial Stage by just a single little stage, his heart still palpitated with fear as he faced such heavenly might.
The crowd couldn’t help but move back by several steps, and they tried to distance themselves as much as possible from the area engulfed by the Lightning Tribulation. But regardless of how much they moved back, the stifling and suffocating feelings they had didn’t disappear.
RUMBLE! Another deafening thunder roll echoed all around, and everyone’s hearts skipped a beat, while they looked at each other in dismay. They were quite restless! Even some Guardians at the Golden Celestial Stage wore grave and wary looks. RUMBLE! Soon another thunder roll burst from the sky, while the lightning’s aura became stronger. However, even though the thunder could be heard throughout this whole process, they couldn’t see any lightning, and this was quite strange.
“Is it possible that someone is crossing his tribulation outside, and it just so happened that he’s standing atop us?” Someone made a guess.
“It could be the case. Otherwise, I have no idea why this is happening.” Ji Wuyun nodded, even though he was still quite confused. Such a great Golden Celestial’s tribulation couldn’t be summoned by an ordinary Heaven Celestial Stage’s cultivator, and the person crossing the tribulation must be a great genius. But they hadn’t heard about any genius in the Heaven Continent who was ready to advance into the Golden Celestial Stage.
Meanwhile, Xu Que was still sitting cross-legged in the Godhead’s dimension, while his whole body shone brightly. Many thick golden lightning bolts were crazily bombarding Xu Que’s body. The Earth Celestial tribulation had already descended! However, Xu Que was still unmoved, and he didn’t bother with putting up any defense. He just allowed the Lightning Tribulation to strike his body freely, while he wore a content look as if he was enjoying it, with a smile plastered on his face. His whole being seemed terrifying!
The fluctuation of the Godhead’s emotions gave rise to a response in its dimension. It was obvious that even this Godhead was scared, and, even though it was a Godhead left behind by a God that possessed some of the God’s memory and intellect, it was still scared by Xu Que’s way of crossing the tribulation. Its intellect questioned: “Is this still a human? Isn’t he a God? This guy was facing an Ancient Catastrophe, yet he could still continue cultivating on the ground without giving any regard to it. How strong is his body? Huh? Hold on, something is fishy!”
All of a sudden, the sentient Godhead had the impulse to throw up. It recalled the oath that Xu Que had taken a while ago. He had stated that if he violated the oath, he was willing to face Purple Lightning Tribulation, Ancient Catastrophe, and Heaven’s lightning strikes. “However, the current issue was that since Xu Que could cross a tribulation in such a way, was such an oath even useful?”
“Alas, what is going on? Why did the Celestial Core Power stop flowing over? Don’t stop, I’m just crossing a trifling tribulation, and it won’t affect my cultivation. Hurry up, and continue supplying it.” Xu Que’s eyes snapped open suddenly, and he shouted loudly. He had been cultivating cheerily a while ago, yet the Godhead suddenly stopped supplying him with Celestial Core Power. This was why Xu Que was forced to break off his cultivation.
In the end, the Godhead conveyed its wish to Xu Que. It wanted him to take another oath that wasn’t related to Heavenly Tribulation. Xu Que was displeased by this, and he said, “What the h*ll! How many wishes do you have? Don’t you trust me? What! Do you still have the nerve to mention such a matter?”
RUMBLE! Another strike of the Lightning Tribulation descended and hit Xu Que’s body heavily. But even though Xu Que’s body was engulfed by a golden radiance, he was still safe and sound. The reason behind this wasn’t just because he was accustomed to Ancient Catastrophes; it was mainly due to his powerful fleshly body. A second-rate Holy Physique had a fully justified reputation, and even when it was a second-rate Mighty Body, it was still able to deal with these Heavenly Tribulations, let alone now that it had turned into a Holy Physique that was of a higher grade.
However, such a sight had only made the Godhead become surer that its choice was correct. If Xu Que didn’t take another oath, it surely wouldn’t help him again. After all, he controlled the Celestial Core Power, and, if Xu Que betrayed it in the end, it would be helpless in front of him and it would end up being killed by him.
SIGH! “Fine, people don’t get close without fighting each other, and, since you are so sincere, I will take another oath.” In the end, Xu Que chose to concede. He wore a grave look and pointed his hand at the sky, before he shouted, “Xu Que takes here an oath that if you help me advance into the Heaven Celestial Stage and offer me an inheritance, I will never harm you. If I violate this oath, I’m willing to become unable to cultivate a first-rate Mighty Body ever.” After Xu Que spoke, he looked straight ahead while wearing a gloomy expression. He said, “Is it now acceptable? You should have discerned that my fleshly body is outstanding, and I have still cultivated the Hades Nine Nether Slash. As a matter of fact, I have gotten Hades’s inheritance and possess a Mighty Body. Moreover, I don’t have any feud with you, and I don’t have any reason to kill you. This oath should be enough to reassure you, isn’t it?”
The Godhead’s consciousness hesitated for a moment, and it didn’t give any reply in the end. But the boundless Celestial Core Power flowed once again from all directions, demonstrating that it approved of Xu Que’s oath. An oath relating to one’s cultivation taken by a cultivator was the most trusted oath, and it didn’t matter if it was related to the physical body’s level or the cultivation’s stage, as they were both important to a cultivator.
This had previously been the case for the Divine Farmer Clan’s Yi Zhong. He had taken a shocking oath on his cultivation that he would kill Xu Que. If he didn’t manage to kill Xu Que, then the consequences would be too grave, as he would be stranded and he would never manage to make any advancement. This was why after Xu Que killed Yi Zhong, the Guardians chose to concede. After all, a genius at the Heaven Celestial Stage that couldn’t make any more progress wasn’t any different than a cripple to the Divine Farmer Clan.
This was why after Xu Que took an oath with his physical body’s level, the Godhead didn’t suspect him any longer. It didn’t matter how intelligent the Godhead was, as it still would never have imagined that Xu Que didn’t have any Mighty Body, and he had promoted it long ago into a holy physique. He would be unable to cultivate a first-rate Mighty Body, wouldn’t he? He, he, as if he could cultivate such a damn thing in the first place!
RUMBLE! When Xu Que detected boundless Celestial Core Power flowing into his body once again, he started to smile widely. He was absorbing Celestial Core Power, while his body was absorbing the Ancient Catastrophe’s lightning power. This was an ability that he had possessed for a long time, and he even managed to get the Celestial Thunder Spiritual Root due to it. But last time, his Dantian had suffered heavy damage, while the Chaotic Green Lotus absorbed his whole lightning’s power. It was currently time for Xu Que to replenish his reserves, so how could he waste such lightning?
Time elapsed slowly little by little. A day…Two days…Three days…
After ten days had elapsed, most of the people keeping watch outside had left, and besides Buttface, Duan Jiude, and Liu Jingning, the only people still waiting here were Ji Wuyun and the Dark Shadow Pagoda members led by him, as well as Bai Cailing and the Jade Lake’s women. They were becoming more anxious as time passed. If they hadn’t been able to see Xu Que’s body still sitting cross-legged inside, they would have all assumed that he had died.
However, the Godhead in the dimension was even more anxious than the other people. This intelligent and sentient Godhead had almost been driven crazy. It had released the Celestial Core Power that it had accumulated for many years, and, if a talented youth from the great factions were here, ten days would have been enough for him to advance from the Human Celestial peak to the Heaven Celestial Stage. As for Xu Que, he had only made a breakthrough to the Earth Celestial Stage after the first six hours, and, since then, he hadn’t made any progress in ten days. His stage level was still at Earth Celestial’s Initial Stage. Even though a long time had passed, it still didn’t seem like he would make any advancement.
The Godhead wanted to cry but couldn’t shed any tears. It had consumed most of the Celestial Core Power it had accumulated through countless years, and it seemed from the current situation that even if it consumed all the Celestial Core Power it had, it would be unknown whether it would be enough to help Xu Que reach the Earth Celestial’s Medium Stage. After all, Xu Que’s body was until now like a bottomless pit that couldn’t be filled, and, even though he absorbed crazily a large amount of Celestial Core Power, it still felt like he was far from the saturation point.
“Ah!” In the end, Xu Que, who had been quiet for ten days, suddenly stretched himself and stopped his cultivation. It could be clearly discerned that the Godhead was taken aback at first, before it became wild with joy. It had guessed that Xu Que would finally make advancement, and he was making preparations for it.
Xu Que detected the Godhead’s current mood, and his face became gloomy. He put his hand on his waist and pointed his finger. He started scolding it, “Why are you so overjoyed? Do you still have the nerve to rejoice? Ten days have already passed, yet I’m still short of two-thirds of the Celestial Core Power I need to make an advancement. Can’t you put in any extra effort, and squeeze out more Celestial Core Power for me?”