Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1357 - Something Is Fishy
Chapter 1357: Something Is Fishy
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
What was happening?
Xu Que frowned. What woman could make Buttface cower so much?
A name emerged in Xu Que’s mind. During the past several years, this had been the only woman who could scare them and make them suffer a loss. Even now, they still weren’t able to fight against her.
But wasn’t she buried in the Celestial Burial Valley? There wasn’t any reason for her to have left there. Is it a clone?
Xu Que waved his hand and used his boundless Celestial Core Power to form a giant hand that pulled Duan Jiude and Buttface back.
“Why are you running away? Why don’t you first tell me who you’re running away from?” Xu Que asked.
“Ah! Kiddo, let go of me quickly! Even if you want to die, don’t drag me down with you. That woman has come out once again,” Buttface tried to struggle out of Xu Que’s restraining giant hand.
“Which woman?” Xu Que frowned again and asked.
“Whoever else could it be? It’s the one from the Celestial Burial Valley. She has really come here, and, if we don’t escape right now, we won’t have enough time to do so,” Buttface shouted anxiously.
“What nonsense are you uttering? She’s obviously still in the Celestial Burial Valley, and she won’t come out until several hundred years have passed. How is it possible for her to appear here? It’s at most a clone like the one in the Snow Fog Palace.” Xu Que shook his head calmly.
Even if it was Xuanyuan Wanrong’s real body that arrived here, he would still not be afraid. After all, Xuanyuan Wanrong had pulled him inside the Heavenly Book of Taiyi out of anger, and she had linked their destinies together and formed a certain Karma between them.
As long as he was alive, Xuanyuan Wanrong would continue living, and if he died, Xuanyuan Wanrong would also die.
On the other hand, the opposite was also true.
Their lives were linked, and this was why Xuanyuan Wanrong didn’t dare to kill him.
“It’s a different case. Lad, it’s a different case this time. Even though it’s still the same aura, and her power isn’t as great as her real body in the Celestial Burial Valley, I still feel a restless feeling because this woman’s aura has a demonic nature and a dense fiendish air. I can assure you that the few people who entered a while ago were surely killed by that woman,” after Buttface spoke, he struggled more intensely.
Upon hearing such a term, Xu Que was startled.
In his impression of her, it had always seemed that Xuanyuan Wanrong was proud, aloof, and despised everything. It was as if all beings were ants in her eyes. But she still didn’t have a fiendish air, and such a term couldn’t be used to describe her.
“Don’t spend too much time thinking over this. Lad, let’s first get out before giving this matter any consideration. We mustn’t stay here for long. I have made a daring guess, and I will inform you of it after we leave,” Buttface urged. It was difficult for him to struggle out of Xu Que’s restraints, and this was why he tried to persuade him patiently.
Upon hearing this, Xu Que could only nod at him. Since Buttface was so nervous, he had to take this matter seriously. If Xuanyuan Wanrong really had a great fiendish air, then the consequences would be too horrible.
Moreover, the Chiliad Gold Resurrection Vines were here, and they wouldn’t grow legs and run away. Even if they had to leave before coming back later, they wouldn’t suffer any losses.
Xu Que waved his hand promptly and loosened the restraints on Duan Jiude and Buttface, while he also released the gentle Celestial Core Power that enveloped him and Liu Jingning. They then proceeded toward the entrance.
Upon witnessing this, Mo Junchen also followed them quickly.
They hadn’t been soaring up in the air for long before a strong suction force hit them and threw them out of the entrance. They managed to return to the surface!
When Buttface landed on the ground, he broke into a run to escape. He believed that this place was quite dangerous.
“F*ck! Why are you still running?” Xu Que was dumbfounded, and he rolled his eyes at Buttface, before he released a Restriction Spell that sealed the entrance on the ground. He looked at Buttface and said, “Can you set your mind at ease now? Speak quickly, what is happening?”
“Lad, you have to trust me this time. We mustn’t go down into that place. I didn’t misjudge the aura a while ago. That aura belongs to Xuanyuan Wanrong, but it’s like a clone with an intense fiendish air. In other words, she’s a homicidal maniac,” Buttface spoke, stressing his lingering fears.
“A clone with an intense fiendish air? Are you implying that this clone will kill even me?” Xu Que got curious about this matter. He had experienced a similar situation in the past. When he tried to advance into the Void Training Stage, he transferred his Baleful Qi and cultivation power into the Taoist Body so that he could start anew.
In a sense, it could be said that Xuanyuan Wanrong probably wasn’t able to make an advancement because her fiendish air was too intense, and she had to transfer it into a clone.
“I have heard some rumors about people at the Celestial Prime Stage who try to advance into the Celestial Emperor Stage. It’s said that many of them tried severing their seven emotions and six desires into different clones. They discarded their worst sides and left behind only the best ones to reach a perfect state that could help them become Celestial Emperors,” Mo Junchen spoke with a pensive look.
The method mentioned by him came originally from Buddhist Sects, but had spread out to others. Many cultivators learned of such a method and created clones that represented their seven emotions and six desires. In the end, they would fuse back with several of them and discard the rest.
“That doesn’t sound like her. According to my understanding of Xuanyuan Wanrong and my judgment of her character, she isn’t a person who would pursue such extremist perfection. Moreover, I didn’t discern that she lacked any of the seven emotions and six desires.” Xu Que shook his head, disagreeing with what Mo Junchen had guessed.
Buttface’s expression turned grave. “That is right, but I have still thought of a certain possibility.”
“What possibility?” Xu Que and the others looked at Buttface.
“She’s a clone who has given birth to her own independent consciousness, and she isn’t any longer the former Xuanyuan Wanrong,” Buttface uttered these shocking words.
Xu Que and the others opened their eyes wide with shock.
“Is a clone able to give birth to an independent consciousness?” was the question foremost in all of their minds.
“Isn’t this tantamount to having a split personality?” Xu Que spoke with surprise.
Buttface didn’t understand what the term split personality meant, and he shook his head. He said, “I don’t know. In any case, I think that the Xuanyuan Wanrong who is inside this clone is surely not the same as the Xuanyuan Wanrong we knew before. Even though their aura is the same, such a fiendish air and murderous aura couldn’t belong to the one we knew.”
“According to what you have said, we really shouldn’t go down.” Duan Jiude chuckled bitterly and looked at Xu Que.
Xu Que had acted fearlessly previously because he was aware that Xuanyuan Wanrong didn’t dare to kill him. But now, the situation was different. If the clone had given birth to an independent consciousness, then she wasn’t any longer the former Xuanyuan Wanrong, and the destiny fusion of the Heavenly Book of Taiyi wouldn’t be effective against her.
Moreover, generally speaking, all beings who gave birth to an independent consciousness hated their main bodies. It was through this hatred that a new being was born, and this was why the independent clone surely hated the real Xuanyuan Wanrong. If she learned that she could kill Xuanyuan Wanrong through killing Xu Que, then she would surely attack him viciously.
“We surely mustn’t go down,” Buttface spoke firmly and looked at Xu Que.
“F*ck! Did we end up taking a trip here in vain?” Xu Que spread out his arms, while he hesitated.
On one hand, he still hadn’t seen that clone, and everything up to now was just Buttface’s guessing, and, on the other hand, he still had the two souls of Xuanyuan Qishang and Guan Chuchu. If Xuanyuan Wanrong’s clone had really changed, then the two souls might attack her.
It could be said that the situation wasn’t hopeless yet.
In other words, one shouldn’t shed tears without seeing the coffin. Since Xu Que hadn’t seen this clone personally, he wouldn’t be able to accept such a decision.
“Huh? Did you notice that a fog has arisen in this land? Moreover, something is fishy about this place,” Liu Jingning spoke suddenly, and she examined the surroundings with her face filled with confusion.
When Xu Que and the others heard her, they examined their surroundings. The mountain was still exactly the same, as was also the forest. But a thick fog had arisen here and engulfed the surroundings.
“F*ck! We have only been down here for a little while, so why did such a thick fog arise?” Buttface asked in surprise.
“Hold on! Something is really fishy.”
Xu Que frowned. He discovered that the situation wasn’t as simple as he had thought it was, and he pointed at the ground. He said, “We killed two Taiyi Celestials a little while ago, yet the bloodstains have disappeared thoroughly.”