Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1345 - Strange Eyes
Chapter 1345: Strange Eyes
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Once a person became famous, it was easy for him to become popular wherever he went.
The three words “Xu Que’s father” were quite well-known in the Tianxiang Celestial Realm, and here their influence was higher than in the Ziwei Celestial Realm.
For example, when Xu Que walked out of the Jade Lake, he immediately aroused many people’s attention.
Xu Que’s group followed Bai Cailing into Tianxiang City’s center to use the Teleportation Device. As they arrived there, many people encircled them and observed them.
“Oh! Is that old man the legendary Xu Que’s father. He’s so bold and imperious!”
“What is bold and imperious about him? When we saw him for the first time, didn’t you say that he looked sickly?”
“This is a different matter. We currently know his true power, and we know his ferocity.”
“Ah! But, where do you think they are planning to go?”
“Oh, my God, does this group want to stir up trouble once again? Now, even Bai Cailing of the Jade Lake is traveling with them.”
“Bai Cailing is his daughter-in-law, so it isn’t strange for her to travel with him. But have you noticed something?”
“Why is Elder Xu so fond of taking his daughters-in-law with him wherever he goes? Look over there. First it was Liu Jingning, and now she has been followed by Bai Cailing. In the future, he might even add the Heavenly Kismet Body, Jiang Hongyan.”
“Wow! It seems like Elder Xu is quite playful.”
“This is probably his hobby, and he’s fond of strolling with his daughters-in-law.”
The crowd started discussing this matter spiritedly, and when Xu Que’s group stepped into the Teleportation Device and left Tianxiang City, the crowd’s discussion became even more daring, and someone even uttered something like, “Xu Que’s father is fond of strolling with his daughters-in-law.”
However, such careless chitchat caught many people’s interests, and while Xu Que’s group rushed toward the Mystery Land, these words spread to the whole of Tianxiang City in several days, even to the Tianxiang Celestial Realm.
If Xu Que ran into someone next time he visited and greeted him, that guy would probably say, “Huh, Elder Xu, are you strolling with your daughters-in-law once again?” This might quickly become normal.
After several days, Xu Que managed to reach the land next to the Mystery Land mentioned by Bai Cailing.
This Mystery Land had existed since time immemorial, and there were records about it that went back several hundred thousand years, and it was called by the ancestors “Lihuo Mystery Land”.
It was said that this land was the abode of a certain generation’s Fire God, and it had a giant mountain that was engulfed all year round by flames. It was called Fire Mountain, and its fire had never been extinguished.
However, what was strange about this mountain’s flames was that they didn’t have any warmth. Even when cultivators approached them, they didn’t detect any rise in temperature. But they still ended up burning to ashes among the flames in an inexplicable way, losing their lives.
After a long time passed, people started taking notice of Fire Mountain’s peculiarities, and they didn’t dare to approach it any longer. They only looked around for anything lucky in the mountain’s vicinity or hunted down some Demonic Beasts that were born there.
These Demonic Beasts all had a common trait, and it was that they were all born in Fire Mountain, and their Bestial Core possessed powerful Fire Element Celestial Core Power. This was quite helpful to cultivators who trained in Fire Magic Arts. This was why this Mystery Land had stayed popular among cultivators for many years.
Even the Divine Farmer Clan’s geniuses constantly came here from the Taiyin Celestial Realm, and they traveled for thousands of miles to train here. Moreover, they might even have gotten a great lucky chance here long ago and found the Chiliad Gold Resurrection Vines in a secluded region. They then started planting the vines on a large scale. Every so often,they would make the trip here in order to harvest the vines.
On the voyage, Bai Cailing informed Xu Que of all relevant information related to this Mystery Land. After he had listened to her, he got quite interested in this place. After all, this land had a Mystical Fire. But, since Xu Que had already cultivated to a high stage, Mystical Fire’s greater function for him was limited to concocting elixirs or making artifacts. And even though it still possessed a certain might when used for offense, it wasn’t as terrifying as in the past, and it didn’t possess a might great enough to crush his opponents or kill them instantly.
“It seems as if, after I get the Chiliad Gold Resurrection Vines, I must take a look at Fire Mountain. If I get an unusual fire, it could be quite interesting.” Xu Que spoke to himself.
A market had been built by people in front of the Mystery Land’s entrance, and it was filled with inns and stores. Many cultivators lived here all year round!
However, Xu Que didn’t choose to rest here because he was having a hard time maintaining the two souls in the Firestorm Wheels. He had previously used up the remaining 30 Chiliad Gold Resurrection Vines, and the souls could only persist for three days. After three days, the two souls would start dissipating once again.
This was why Xu Que didn’t have enough time to rest, and he immediately asked Bai Cailing to show them the way. They entered into the Mystery Land directly!
Their group’s arrival attracted the attention of many people. As a matter of fact, most people had just heard about the deeds of Xu Que’s father, and they couldn’t recognize him. However, this was a different case for Bai Cailing, because she was the Jade Lake Saint. She couldn’t just be recognized in the Tianxiang Celestial Realm, but she would be recognized immediately in all of the other 13 Celestial Realms.
At this moment, Bai Cailing was traveling with Xu Que and his companions, and, after they passed through the Mystery Land’s entrance, the crowd quickly reacted.
“F*ck! I was just wondering why the few people in this team seemed familiar-looking. Is it possible that they are Xu Que’s father, Buttface, and Duan Jiude?”
“It seems like it’s them. A rumor has spread recently that Xu Que’s father has come to the Tianxiang Celestial Realm once again.”
“You don’t have to make guesses about this matter, as who can travel along with Saint Bai Cailing other than Xu Que’s father?”
“That is really the case, and it’s because she is his daughter-in-law.”
“Now that you mention it, several days ago, the Divine Farmer Clan’s members came here once again. This time, Yi Fang came over, and he’s one of the most promising candidates for the Divine Farmer Clan’s new generation of Divine Son. Will he also be killed by Xu Que’s father?”
“Ha, ha, it’s surely unlikely. The whole Divine Farmer Clan gave in, and, this time, if those people saw Xu Que’s father, they would probably make a detour around him.”
Meanwhile, in the Lihuo Mystery Land, the group had arrived.
Xu Que’s group had entered with no problems. There weren’t any Restriction Spells set on the entrance. But, after they had traveled for a while, a plain filled with giant boulders appeared in front of them. They were forced to stop in their tracks because they discerned that something was amiss.
“F*ck! It seems like there is a natural spell here,” Buttface frowned and spoke.
“As a matter of fact, this land was at the beginning a divine spell. However, it withered away with the passing of time, before it started fusing with the world gradually. Now, it has already turned into a natural spell.” Bai Cailing revealed a faint smile. “But, we still have a way to pass through this spell, and it will save us a lot of time.”
After she spoke, she waved her delicate hand and used a lantern. It was unexpectedly a Ninth Grade Magic Weapon!
A flame was burning within the lantern, and wisps of smoke were coming out of it. They seemed quite distinct!
“Elder Xu, some illusions may sometimes appear within this spell, and you won’t even manage to see the people next to you. This was why after you enter, don’t pay attention to what anyone says. You just have to follow this lantern or the smoke.” Bai Cailing looked at Xu Que and instructed him softly.
“Okay!” Xu Que nodded and asked Bai Cailing to show them the way.
Bai Cailing didn’t bother with speaking further, and she turned around to step into the plain, where she was followed by Xu Que’s group.
The next moment, as Xu Que stepped into the plain, his surroundings instantly changed. They turned from a plain filled with rocks into an ancient city, or, more accurately, a deserted city.
The city was quite shabby, and most of its buildings and roads hadn’t been repaired for a long time. This deserted and uninhabited city emitted an archaic air. As for Buttface, Liu Jingning, and the others that entered with him, they all disappeared thoroughly. But, a wisp of smoke was still rising several streets ahead of him, and it was quite distinct.
If Bai Cailing hadn’t informed Xu Que beforehand that such a situation would occur, he might have really fallen into a trap.
Xu Que promptly strode forward and followed the smoke.
However, after Xu Que had just taken several steps, his body came to a stop next to a shabby smithy.
The flames of the stove in the smithy had been extinguished innumerable years ago. But a pair of eyes was unexpectedly in this area, and they were staring attentively at him.