Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 225: Heavenly Explosion Faction’s Zhang Qi Ling, Reporting!
Chapter 225: Heavenly Explosion Faction’s Zhang Qi Ling, Reporting!
Translator: Translation Nation Editor: Translation Nation
“Boom!” In a second, a blinding white light exploded out from the system inventory as it materialized into something massive on the ground.
The body of the machine was coated in yellow paint with long machinery arms extended from it. Indeed, this was an excavator!
Outside the spell, the Moving Mountains Sect elder and disciples were startled by this!
What… What the hell is this thing?
Why does it look so strange?
What is the black robed youth trying to do?
Doesn’t he know that there are many protective spells around? And that magical weapons wouldn’t be able to dig through the mountains?
Everyone around were thrown into confusion. Their faces were filled with astonishment as they looked at the machine up ahead.
At the same time, a system notification rang out in Xu Que’s head.
“Ding! Would you like to purchase the Excavator Operating Technique Manual?”
Xu Que paused in shock, as his lips curled into a snarl. Damned retard! The system forgot to include this piece of information again! He almost forgot that he had no idea how to operate this machine.
He had already bought the excavator so how could he not buy the technique?
“Buy it!” Xu Que shouted out in his mind in anger.
He spent another 100 act tough points and bought the manual needed to learn the skill.
Xu Que then happily climbed up the tall excavator as he put on a pair of white gloves and started operating the machine.
“Boom!” A loud sound thundered out as he started up the engine of the excavator. The arms of the excavator were fixed with shovelling tools and the arms started digging deep into the ground.
The group of Moving Mountains Sect disciples watched on in shock. Before long, they had already guessed the purpose of this yellow looking object.
“Brrrrrr!” Indeed, the arms of the excavator were affixed with claw like shovels and had started to sink into the soil.
The shovel grabbed a large amount of soil before casting it aside.
After several repeated actions, a small mound of soil had been formed by the side of the machine.
Everyone watched on in shock and disbelief.
“This… What is this item? It could actually operate without core energy?”
“And it can even dig so rapidly. If he continued going at such speed, he would be able to dig through the ground within half a day.”
“Is he going to make it into the center of the Imperial Tombs just like this?”
“It’s scary. When was there a new grave robbing sect? And they actually could use such mysterious tools to help them!”
The elder was shocked as well and was rather terrified of this massive machine before him.
Xu Que sat atop the excavator. As time went by, he became accustomed to the way it worked and was using it effortlessly. He even started to sing a song while he was digging.
“I’ve bought an excavator,
And finally learnt a skill.
Today is a great day.
I shall dig up some stars for you
And haul down the moonlight for you…
The sun shall rise for you.
And become oil machinery to burn for you.
To only shine for you,
I give my all to you,
As long as you keep digging,
You fill my mornings with meaning.
Although life is short, you are my eternity,
I shan’t leave you.
You are, you are, my excavator.
No matter how much I learn, you always surprise me.
Red represents my heart and warmth for you.
You are the fire of my life… Fireeeeeeeee…”
(T/N: To the tune of 小苹果 – Little Apple)
Xu Que’s voice was loud and bright as he sang loudly while digging.
The song called Little Apple had been changed to speak about a “little” excavator which Xu Que had bought.
The few of them outside the spell domains were stumped and confused.
All these years, they had never seen a grave robber acting the same way as this person. He was smiling so excitedly while singing songs and digging through the Imperial Tomb!
Big brother, please stop behaving like this. You are trespassing into an Imperial Tomb. The Fire Nation’s Imperial Tomb!
This was a place which most grave robbers wouldn’t even dare to come near. And yet you’re singing while burrowing your way through. Doing something like that is an insult to grave robbers all around and an immense disrespect to the spirits beneath the tombs!”
“Master, who on earth is this guy?” One of the disciples couldn’t hold it in any longer and asked.
The elder’s face was expressionless as he shook his head, “I’ve never heard of this person in my life. Wait, let me ask him more to find out.”
As he finished speaking, he opened his mouth and shouted across to Xu Que loudly, “My friend, can I ask what item is that and where you got it from?”
Xu Que glanced down towards the group of people and laughed before he started reciting a tongue twister.
“Learning skills, back to school,
Lanxiang’s reputation is great,
If you don’t learn anything, they will refund you,
800 excavators in line,
There are some perverted students and other lecherous ones.
All the teachers are professors,
Look for friends, search for some enemies,
Everyone would try chrysanthemums,
Only with aspiration will success follow,
Lanxiang is a good place.
To learn skills and to ply your trade in the east.
Three thousand beds that aren’t made of steel…”
(T/N: Translated to english, this doesn’t make any sense. But this is supposedly a quote boasting about how good the Shan Dong Lanxiang Vocational School is, where they teach skills of a foreman)
The elder was completely astounded.
The few students were in a daze as well.
What the hell?
What’s this dude talking about?
Why didn’t I understand a single sentence that he said? One minute, you spoke of Lanxiang, another minute, you spoke of the east. Where are you from exactly?
“Boom boom boom!” The excavator had dug out almost half of the soil needed to reach the bottom.
The amount of earth piled up by the side had already reached a considerable size.
The elder and his disciples stopped speaking as they watched him at work from the foot of the mountain. The more they watched, the more surprised and curious they became.
They’ve never seen any grave robber making so much noise in their lives. In fact, it even seemed like he wasn’t afraid of being caught!
“Boom!” The excavator was digging deeper and deeper as the mound beside it was becoming taller.
At last, as success doesn’t evade the hardworking, Xu Que finally hit concrete.
At this point, several Moving Mountains Sect disciples outside the boundaries used their spells and flew high up into the skies, staying away from the defensive spell boundaries. They watched Xu Que curiously.
As soon as the concrete could be seen, the elder’s expression turned to one of severity as he whispered, “That is the walls to the tombs. It contains immense powers and is impossible to break through. Besides, the walls are fortified so that it would be hard to break through from outside.”
“Master, then how is he going to dig his way in?” A disciple asked.
The elder shook his head, “I’m afraid he’s not going to be able to progress further and will end now. Look, he’s even stopped. Obviously, there’s nothing more to be done!”
Xu Que had indeed stopped, but this wasn’t because he was at a loss. Instead, he retrieved his Killer Sword.
Since there were spells restriction within the domains of the Imperial Tombs making the mountains and tomb walls invulnerable to spells, the Killer Blade would be rather effective here.
Xu Que whipped the Killer Blade out and slung it by his waist as he hopped back onto the excavator. Now, the excavator was digging at an increased strength of 30!
He raised the arm of the excavator high up before slamming it down against the concrete walls of the tomb!
“Boom!” A loud crash rang out as the walls completely caved in.
The elder’s expression froze on his face as his lips curled upwards in a snarl. This was too embarrassing. He had been proven wrong in front of his disciples consecutively.
From the first moment at the outermost spell, he was proven wrong. Next was about being able to dig through. Now, he had been wrong again about the tomb walls. Each time, he told his disciples that Xu Que wouldn’t succeed but he had been proven wrong every single time.
The elder simply couldn’t stand it, his face was devoid of all feelings.
However, he couldn’t be blamed for being wrong. Under the heavens, Xu Que was the only person in history to ever make it so far. And he had spent nearly 10,000 act tough points and only managed to reach this point. Clearly, robbing the Imperial Tombs wasn’t a simple affair at all.
“Heheh… I’ve succeeded! Never knew that digging through tombs was so easy! Guys, does any of you wish to go in and take a look with me?” Xu Que’s face was filled with smiles as he jumped off the excavator and clapped his hands once, looking at the group of cultivators.
The few disciples and elder was filled with shock. Go and take a look in the tombs? The Imperial Tombs?
There are many generations of Emperors lying down below, all the way from the very first Fire Emperor. It was even rumored that an Emperor who had attained the Form Synthesis Stage was lying under. Evidently, there were also the bodies of other grave robbers who had failed as well.
Forget it, forget it. Who would ever dare to go in?
The few of them shook their heads, clearly unwilling to enter.
Xu Que was elated by this. Though if nobody went down with him, it would mean that he’d act tough without anyone watching. However, for now, he had something urgent to do. He placed the excavator back within the system inventory and wanted to jump into the hole he had dug, into the tombs.
The elder who was floating in the air shouted out, “My friend, can I ask which sect are you from? Or can you tell me your powerful name?”
Xu Que raised his head to look up as a gust of wind blew across his hair and the sunlight shone down radiantly across his handsome face as he smiled out.
“This humble subject’s name is Zhang Qi Ling from Heavenly Explosion Faction’s Lan Xiang Vocational School. My nickname is Oil Bottle!”
As he finished speaking, he turned around and jumped into the hole within the walls of the tomb and disappeared into the darkness.