Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 229: Past Soul Emperor
Chapter 229: Past Soul Emperor
Translator: Translation Nation Editor: Translation Nation
Within the extremely spacious tomb, there were tens of old and decomposing coffins which were stacked up like a pagoda of coffins. This was a tower of dead people and looked rather queer.
After so many years, the coffins were badly decomposed and holes started to form. Xu Que could even see the shrivelled bodies lying within.
Seeing this, Xu Que was rather confused.
Since there were so many coffins here but why didn’t he see any spirits? Then, where did the dozen spirits behind him came from?
Xu Que shook his head and couldn’t figure it out. He thus gave up thinking and turned to look at the system interface.
Earlier on, he had asked the system if it would take these coffins and the system thus started calculating. On the interface, he could see several numbers and figures as if the system was estimating the worth of whatever stood in front of him.
Before long, the system gave him a reply.
“Ding! The material of these coffins were rather high quality. Although it’s already decomposed, the system can retrieve these coffins and transform them into weapon Essences!”
“Yo, that’s great! Alright, alright, alright, then take it all!” Xu Que was elated after hearing the system’s reply!
With so many coffins around and the state of decomposition they were in, Xu Que couldn’t possibly keep them all within his system inventory. He had actually asked the system in jest and never expected that the system would accept it as well. Hearing this good news filled Xu Que with joy.
After all, he was here to rob the Fire Emperor’s Imperial Tombs. Hence, he would take as much as he can get. What’s the motive you might ask? That’s right, to send a message out, that I won’t even let off your fucking coffins!
Hence, Xu Que stepped forward.
As soon as he stretched his hands out, the system activated the automatic item picking function. The entire pagoda of coffins started vanishing one by one. Following that, the shriveled up bodies all fell to the ground.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
As the system tallied up the total numbers, Xu Que’s mind was filled with system notifications. The Weapon Essences has also started accumulating, until he had a total of 500 Essences!
The spirits standing outside the door were all appalled by this. This senior won’t even show mercy to the coffins? He’s truly a vile person!
Within minutes, Xu Que had swept up all the coffins which were stacked up earlier. He then glanced across at the corpses on the ground, his eyes were filled with anticipation as he asked, “System, do you accept dried, shriveled up corpses?”
“Oh!” Xu Que gave an extremely disappointed expression. Without any options left, he retreated away from this tomb and started making his way to the fifth.
However, things weren’t as simple here in the fifth tomb. Xu Que and the rest of them were prevented access by a huge stone door!
The entire door to the tombs was extremely thick. There were many carvings of dragons along the door and it looked very lifelike. There were also inscriptions of spells on the door. Every single line was so complex that it was hard to understand and it even exuded an aura of power from it!
All the mysterious inscriptions, along with the drawings of the dragons formed the defensive spell of this tomb. In fact, the spell was powerful enough that warning energy was pulsating from the door as it guarded the contents of this tomb.
Kim Fatty Two Plus One looked extremely uneasy, “Senior, we can feel something. We think that the evil persons you’re looking for might be inside!”
“Oh? Could this be where a Fire Emperor was laid to rest?”
Xu Que took several steps back when he heard this as well. He then looked around and counting something on his fingers. According to the geomancy calculations of the location of this tomb, it seems like this could be the master tomb here!
“System, do you have any methods to break through this protective spell?” Xu Que thought and asked the system.
The system remained silent for half a second before replying.
“Ding! The system has checked and found that there’s a way to break through the spell. However, it would cost 500 act tough points!”
“…” Xu Que pursed his lips. Your mother’s ovaries! Why are you always so damned calculative?
Fine, you’re cheap!
“Break the spell!” Xu Que shouted out in anger!
He only had 2,000 act tough points remaining and was now forced to spend another 500. This truly hurt his heart.
However, Xu Que desperately wanted to gain entry into this tomb. In fact, tens of thousands of act tough points won’t even stop him.
Even though he had spent more than 10,000 act tough points at its peak, Xu Que wasn’t worse off after spending it. After all, a large portion of it had been spent on the system to upgrade its capabilities and purchase several skills. In fact, the best part of it all was that he even acquired the skills of the famous Oil Bottle!
The skills which he had gained would be of great use when he decided to rob the graves of the other nations!
Despite the fact that Xu Que felt an immense heartache, he was extremely confident in his own act tough capabilities. Even after spending it, he was certain that he would earn it back again. He had to earn it back!
“Ding! The system has began breaking through the spell!”
“Ding! The system wishes to inform the host that behind this protective spell are several very powerful spirits. Please make your battle preparations to prevent getting beaten up!” The system rang out consecutively.
When Xu Que heard this, he was elated. How can big brother ever get beaten up? What a joke! Who am I? I am the Act Tough King! How can I ever be defeated? Since you asked me to prepare myself, I shan’t prepare at all. That’s how powerful I am. In fact, I shall lie down here and wait for them to come…
Alright nevermind, maybe I should prepare myself!
Xu Que then conjured a pair of lightning balls. It wasn’t that he was afraid. He was just slightly uncertain.
After all, the spirits behind this door were powerful Fire Emperors of the past. According to what he knew, the first Fire Emperor was at the pinnacle of the Form Synthesis Stage and he had several other successors who had ascended to the Form Synthesis Stage as well.
Only during the last few generations did the cultivation level of the Emperors halt at the Void Refining Stage.
Of course, the present Fire Emperor was much weaker. He was stuck at the Infant Transformation Stage for very long. Only after using the Emperor’s Energy did he manage to step into the Void Refining Stage, although that was still rather powerful.
Hence, Xu Que felt like maybe he should guard himself against these ancient spirits. He must not fail in acting tough and eat grass instead. If not, that would be an eternal blemish and humiliation to him!
Right at this point, he held a pair of lightning bolts which buzzed threateningly, filled with purple, powerful energy. At once, the lightning arcs within the balls started to vibrate and move violently.
When the dozens of spirits saw this, they screamed out in fear and retreated a long way back.
To spirits, lightning was one of the most terrifying elements, for they were completely powerless against it.
If they were to take the slightest damage from any electric spells in their current spirit form, they would suffer immense injuries!
What’s more, Xu Que’s powerful balls of lightning had completely absorbed all the powers from the Tribulations along with the purple streak of electricity from the Lightning Pools.
The power emanating out from those spheres were immense.
“Don’t be afraid, I won’t kill you, don’t stand so far. Come and watch me act tough!” Xu Que turned his head back to look at those few spirits who were trembling in fear while Xu Que sniggered.
The entire group of spirits huddled together by a corner and only dared to stick their heads out to see, but didn’t dare to get close at all!
Right at this point, a resounding crash sounded from the tomb door, as though there were some powerful force clashing against it ferociously. Debris and dust were thrown high up into the air.
Xu Que’s face froze.
The spell on the door stopped pulsating all of a sudden as cracks started to form all across the door. Within a fraction of a second, the entire door was filled with web like cracks!
“Ding! The door has been broken through. The system suggests that the host uses his soul strength, so that things will be easier!” the system rang out.
Xu Que was astonished, “What do you mean? Use my soul strength so that it will be easier?”
“Ding! Warning! The system has detected 4 Form Synthesis Staged spirits nearby. The system suggests you upgrade your musician talent to Four Star as soon as possible. If not, you would be in danger!”
“Fuck! My Monkey Blocks Lightning isn’t good enough? Now you still wish for me to upgrade my musician talent to Four Star? Where should I get the act tough points from? I’m not even at Three Star yet!” Xu Que replied the system. He wondered how the system can still be in a mood to rob him in the face of danger.
Four Star Musician? That’s going to cost a bomb and now I only have 1,000 act tough points. It’s not enough.
“Ding! Congratulations to host. After the system has been updated to version 3.0, the system is now able to provide you with a low interest rate loan with 0 collaterals needed, low processing fees and fast waiting time. In fact, only 30 seconds is required to approve the loan!”