Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 209: Slapped His Own Face
Chapter 209: Slapped His Own Face
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Everyone around fell into absolute silence!
Nobody had ever expected the God Powered Cannon, which was pulled out with such anticipation and fervor by the Fire Emperor, would have result in such an underwhelming situation.
The God Powered Cannon was boasted to be so powerful that it could swallow the entire heaven and earth. To the audience, it was supposed to output damage equal to an Infant Transformation Staged cultivator. However, none of that happened. Instead, it only shot out a weak sliver of energy.
What was most infuriating was that Xu Que bore a look as if he had waited for a very long time for something to happen. He stood there for what felt like eternity, holding his cigarette out. In fact, he even said “about time”. This caused everyone to feel like something wasn’t right.
However, the disciples of the great sects all heaved a sigh of relief. Their faces revealed smiles and laughter.
God Powered Cannon? Equal to the strengths of an Infant Transformation Staged cultivator?
Unparalleled power that would shock the five nations? What dog shit!
Stop joking around. That weak sliver of sparks wasn’t even capable of hurting mere mortals!
The few elders and disciples of the great sects revealed mocking expressions, and the Emperor watched all of this unfold helplessly.
He was stumped beyond measure!
His heart was filled with shock and the look on his face said it all!
Why did it turn out this way?
This God Powered Cannon was supposed to be extremely powerful and unrivalled all across the land. It’s destruction capabilities had been witnessed first hand by many people and yet it actually choked up right at this crucial moment?
The Flaming Sun Princess and her companions’ faces turned ashen. They then turned their glances towards Xu Que who was inhaling his smoke, filled with immense satisfaction!
“He must’ve sabotaged the cannon!”
The Flaming Sun Princess was certain of this. How was it ever possible that her father’s terrifying God Powered Cannon produced such underwhelming results when it was directed at him?
Xu Que’s expression was utterly devoid of all fear. It almost seemed like as though he knew something like that would happen for he didn’t look surprised at all when the cannon was brought out. He could even take out a cigarette and position it where the flame would meet the tip of his cigarettes. He must’ve done something to it!
Zi Xuan had interacted with Xu Que before as well and felt the same way as the Flaming Sun Princess. The reason why the cannon would’ve failed so spectacularly was definitely because of something fishy that he did!
But, how did he manage to do it?
The God Powered Cannon had always been stored in utmost secrecy ever since it had been brought back to the Imperial Palace. Nobody had any access to it. When did he get the opportunity to sabotage it? Could it be that he already discovered it even before the Emperor brought it out?
The Flaming Sun Princess and Zi Xuan were both filled with immense suspicion.
At the same time, they looked up at the skies to see Xu Que still hovering while his face was filled with mockery. The pair of them felt a myriad of complex emotions within their hearts, unable to truly describe what they were feeling.
“Dog Emperor, your cannon is not too bad and rather effective too. All it needs is a spirit stone and it lit my cigarette up for me. Are you trying to win me over now by being so courteous? Let me tell you, even if you fall on your knees and beg for your life, it’s not going to be of any use.” Xu Que who was in the air, took a deep drag out of his cigarette and laughed out wretchedly.
Xu Que looked at the Emperor who was visibly enraged and extremely confused at the outcome.
Xu Que was immensely elated by this. This was one of his favorite things in life. To watch others filled with an expression of frustration and anger and yet couldn’t do anything about it.
Everyone around in the crowd had three black lines running down the side of their cheeks.
Big brother, can you stop being so narcissistic?
The Emperor is trying to win you over?
Look at the Emperor’s expression. He wants nothing better than to break every bone in your body and flay your skin before leaving you out to dry under the sun for seven days!
The Emperor would probably only win you over if his brain was damaged!
The Sky Incense Valley watched on suspiciously as their eyelids twitched, sensing that something was amiss.
“Why is this master Xu Que is so similar to our master Hua Wu Que?”
“Except for the fact that his appearance and powers are different, their mannerisms and behaviors are so similar!”
“Could it be that everyone from the Heavenly Explosion Faction all have such mannerisms?”
“Fuck me, this Heavenly Explosion Faction is too crazy. All of them speak the same way. Who would ever dare to mess around with them?”
The few disciples felt their faces turn pale while their hearts rejoice in relief. After all, Sky Incense Valley didn’t have any bad blood with Heavenly Explosion Faction!
Because no matter what the outcome of today was, the Fire Emperor’s face had been thrown away without recourse!
Even if Xu Que was eventually killed, it wouldn’t change how embarrassing this moment was to the Fire Emperor!
First, he sent out a dozen of his best Imperial Guards but they were all killed almost effortlessly by Xu Que!
Soon after, he called on his four Generals to lead the troops into battle with Xu Que. They surrounded him but suffered numerous casualties. One of the Generals was even severely wounded. In fact, he was still lying on the ground now, unable to get up!
And now, the Fire Emperor took out the God Powered Cannon with such confidence. Even the name of the Cannon was so terrifying. When it started activating, its sound and appearance was so scary. At last, it only emitted a sliver of white energy which was probably the most underwhelming and anticlimactic ending which nobody had expected.
As everyone watched the sliver of energy move slowly towards Xu Que, he even lit his cigarette with it. The God Powered Cannon looked like it was specially designed to light his cigarette!
The Fire Emperor was obviously enraged by this result as his body started trembling in anger.
All these hundreds of years, he had never been so furious as he was today. The killing intent within his heart along with the fire roots within his body were ablaze. He had long been unable to control it and his eyes almost spat fire.
“What have you done to my God Powered Cannon?” The Fire Emperor gritted his teeth and glared at Xu Que intently.
“Aren’t you supposed to be the powerful, all seeing Dog Emperor? Why have you suddenly gone blind? Couldn’t you see that I didn’t do anything at all? I was just standing here, like an honest and normal civilian, waiting for you to use your God Powered Cannon to light my cigarette for me! As for other matters… Eh! It actually looks like I didn’t do anything at all? No… Actually, you’re right. I let out a small fart earlier on! What? Do you want to come here and sniff it?”
Xu Que’s words caused the Fire Emperor’s face to turn a deep shade of red. The rest of his servants and concubine who stood beside him were trying their hardest not to laugh after hearing what Xu Que had said because they knew that they mustn’t laugh no matter what.
The entire crowd felt the exact same way. Everyone wanted to laugh very badly but didn’t dare to. It was such a terrible feeling. Xu Que was way too vicious!
“You… My God Powered Cannon is unrivalled in power! You must’ve sabotaged it!”
It’s been many years since his rule and nobody had ever dared to be so defiant and disrespectful towards the Fire Emperor. He was truly furious as he pointed at Xu Que. He almost looked like he was about to explode into a mountain of fire!
“Are you trying to blame me? Obviously, it’s because of your lowly intelligence and retarded brain. You actually decided to use the God Powered Cannon, which was forged by my Heavenly Explosion Sect, against me? Tell me, are you a retarded child or not? Tell me, are you a stupid boy?” Xu Que’s expression was filled with a certain helplessness as he spoke. In actual fact, he had never imagined that this retarded Fire Emperor would actually use the God Powered Cannon, which he had personally forged, against him.
When the crowd heard this, they were all astonished as their faces lost color!
Damned it. This God Powered Cannon was forged by the Heavenly Explosion Faction?
Fuck me. Looks like the Fire Emperor wasn’t lying about the power of it. It’s just that the God Powered Cannon wouldn’t ever attack its own owner!
This was such a strange moment. There were so many people present and so many other civilians outside the palace were watching this scene unfold. It looks like the Fire Emperor’s face… had been thrown down the drain!
The Flaming Sun Princess and the rest of the nobilities watched on, their mouths were dangling from their faces as their minds were blank!
The Flaming Sun Princess and Zi Xuan didn’t believe in the Heavenly Explosion Faction. They knew that all this was about Xu Que pretending.
But this God Powered Cannon… was actually created by Xu Que?
How… How was this possible? Such a terrifying weapon was actually forged by his own hands?
The Fire Emperor was stumped as well. He never would’ve expected such an ending.
He had guessed it right but he didn’t expect to be right for another reason. He had assumed that Xu Que had sabotaged the God Powered Cannon but never expected the cannon to be Xu Que’s own creation.
What was more terrifying was the power of the Heavenly Explosion Faction who was supporting Xu Que.
The Fire Emperor first thought that the sect was just a small time group.
But now, the weapon which he was so proud of, the weapon which he wanted to conduct research on to emulate, the weapon he wanted to use to increase the strengths of the Fire Nation, was actually the product of creation by the Heavenly Explosion Faction!
The biggest slap to his face was how he took out the God Powered Cannon, filled with confidence in its powers. He wanted to use it to act tough before everyone and even laughed at Xu Que for not recognizing a powerful weapon when he saw one. That ignorance…
All the boastful words he spoke about the cannon had been completely rejected and sent back to him in the form of a vicious face slap. The heat and pain from the slap was immense!
“Everyone, today, we take a step further into the advancement of science… No! We take a step further into the Fire Nation’s Imperial Palace. I shall uncover the ugly features of the Fire Emperor’s face before everyone.” Xu Que looked at the crowd and spoke loudly.
(T/N: This line was taken from the popular chinese documentary called Approaching Science)
The black pair of wings behind his back were still flapping powerfully. He then puffed his chest out and spoke confidently and sonorously, “Why did a 90 year old woman die on the streets? Why did several hundreds of female donkeys scream loudly in the middle of the night? Why were female undergarments belonging to Sky Incense Valley being stolen repeatedly? Who was the culprit in the case of serial rapist taking advantage of sows? Old ladies experiencing knocks on their doors in the middle of the night, is it human or ghosts? What was the meaning of several hundred female dogs dying in the middle of the night? Was the reason for all this happening the lost of human morale or the prevalence of human perversion? Today, I shall reveal everything about the Dog Emperor!”
(T/N: Taken from the opening statement of Approaching Science and mentioned once in chapter 88 when Xu Que tried to recruit people into his faction.)