Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 234: Fire Emperor’s Ritual
Chapter 234: Fire Emperor’s Ritual
Translator: Translation Nation Editor: Translation Nation
The sea of magma started exploding in bursts of fire as Xu Que absorbed the entire sea bit by bit.
The magma would occasionally splash onto dry land and melt the rocks around it instantly. Since this was the magma of the Fire Nation, with its source of heat coming from the Dragon Veins, the heat was anything but normal and the temperatures were astounding!
“Ouch, ouch, ouch, AH SHI BA!!!”
(T/N: Ahshiba is a korean swear word…..)
As soon as Xu Que leapt in, his scalp started to burn and the heat on his skin was so intense that he was screaming out in pain.
Even with the God of Hell’s Compulsion, it was hard to endure the extreme temperatures of the sea of magma!
Xu Que had equipped himself with the Spirit Visage and the Banshee’s Veil to protect himself since he didn’t dare to underestimate the powers of this molten magma.
If Xu Que didn’t equip himself with these items before jumping in and only relied on the God of Hell’s Compulsion, it was inevitable that Xu Que would get boiled alive and face death.
With his pair of armor around him, he could feel the molten magma repelling away from his body. The temperature around him also fell slightly as he started to feel a bit more relaxed. He even felt… comfortable!
According to most conventional stories, the protagonist of the story would almost certainly roll around in excruciating pain as he was reborn from the flames as his body was tempered by magma.
However, Xu Que was very different from the other conventional protagonists. This kid only enjoyed acting tough and would do everything he can to avoid pain and suffering. With the system and God of Hell’s Compulsion, all he had to do was remain in the vicinity of the magma in order to start absorbing it. He certainly wouldn’t be willing to subject his body to unnecessary trauma.
Hence, with all his protective gear around him, Xu Que soaked in the warm and comfortable magma and slowly waited for his ability to complete absorbing!
“Ding! The system has detected that the host is nearby a powerful Fire Essence. God of Hell’s Compulsion has started absorbing!”
The numbers which flashed across his eyes moved rapidly. At the same time, Xu Que could also feel the level of magma within this pit starting to decrease.
Wisps of core Fire Essences started swirling around Xu Que as it penetrates his pores and entered his body and meridians. Before long, the fire Essences were coalesced around his dantian!
Such Essences were so powerful that once again, his body could be tempered just by being around it. Additionally, the strength from the Fire Essences could strengthen his meridians and bones!
Ever since the Tribulations in which Xu Que managed to strengthen his body in lightning, he became much stronger. Along with this second time which he showered within the core of the earth, the magma from the Fire Nation’s Dragon Veins, his body had become immensely strong. A cracking sound could be heard from his bones as it cracked and repair many times over. Each time, with added Fire Essences within.
The fire spiritual roots within his dantian were being subjected to strengthening as well as they became stronger and started radiating faint light.
“It’s so comfortable!”
Xu Que’s face was filled with satisfaction as he started swimming around within the molten magma.
The level of magma within the crevice was starting to lessen further!
Several hours later, only one third of the total magma remained and the temperature wasn’t as high as before. Most of it had already been converted into Essences and absorbed by the God of Hell’s Compulsion!
Xu Que’s eyes gleamed as he took off the Banshee’s Veil and Spirit Visage.
Indeed, his flesh and body had became strong and sturdy. It was to the extent that he didn’t feel a single bit of pain despite the lack of protective armor!
“Looks like to deal with this Fire Emperor, all I need is a single punch to crack him!” Xu Que smiled before he closed his eyes once more, absorbing the remaining core Fire Essences!
Time trickled by gradually…
Several more hours passed before the system notification rang out in Xu Que’s mind.
“Ding! Congratulations to host! The God of Hell’s Compulsion has been fully absorbed. You’ve gained new ability to fully control fire elements!
“Ding! After completing its checks, the system has detected that the host’s ability, ‘Buddha’s Fiery Lotus’ has been upgraded by another 10%!”
“Eh? Completed?” Xu Que opened his eyes and was somewhat taken aback.
Everytime after the God of Hell’s Compulsion had successfully reached completion, he would always gain complete control of the respective element. The last time was electric energy. This time, it was fire. It even added a 10% upgrade to Buddha’s Fiery Lotus.
That’s to say that his Buddha’s Fiery Lotus has already reached 40% proficiency and that he could now control four mystical fires!
“Hahaha! Four colored fiery lotus? Along with the Full Glory Killer Book, I would be able to slaughter the Fire Emperor even with the Imperial Qi as protection, huh?” Xu Que laughed out energetically!
At the next moment however, the smile froze on his face.
He was still within the molten magma, but the God of Hell’s Compulsion had already finished its absorption. All the fire Essences around had already been sucked dry but there was still a considerable amount of magma left.
“Fuck me. System, can you suck the remaining magma away? Why don’t you loan to me another few thousand act tough points? I wish to buy a sucking device to get all the magma out. What do you think?” Xu Que asked the system.
The system then replied plainly, “It’s not advised for you to do so. Once all the magma is being sucked dry, the Dragon Veins would lose its power and nutritional capabilities. This would cause all the Genesis Fire Herbs to wither and die instantly.
“What are you talking about? If the magma was sucked dry, the Genesis Fire Herbs would wither and die? Fuck! Why didn’t you say so earlier! What if I accidentally absorbed all of it? Wouldn’t that be a huge problem for me?” Xu Que replied, extremely shocked.
“Ding! After careful calculations, the system realized that it was impossible for the God of Hell’s Compulsion to absorb all the magma here. Hence, the system didn’t notify you!”
“…” Xu Que had no words to say. There was no choice since the system often withheld information from him. What else could he do?
This pushed him to further conviction that he wasn’t going to return the 8,000 act tough points which he had borrowed from the system!
He had made up his mind and was determined to do as he had intended!
However, Xu Que had also accepted a fact.
The fact was that he had to run all the way out, catch the dog Emperor and bring him here. He would have to beat the Emperor up until he cried, extract his blood which now contains sorrow and force the Dragon Veins to appear!
“Dog Emperor, I shall beat you till tears roll down your cheeks!” Xu Que cleared his throat as he rose up from the magma and walked towards the tomb entrance.
At the same time, he didn’t know this, but there was utter panic going on within the Imperial Palace!
This was because Xu Que had completely sucked the Fire Essences away from the surrounding area of the Dragon Veins. This caused the Imperial Qi to weaken severely since it no longer had Essences to draw. At the same time, the Dragon Veins was unable to replenish the amount of Fire Essences quickly enough. This thus caused the strength of the country to dwindle significantly, causing the Fire Nation to be extremely vulnerable!
Fire Emperor and Flaming Sun Princess, as part of the Imperial Family, with the Imperial blood flowing within their veins could feel this and their faces turned pale!
“How… How could this happen? I can’t feel the Imperial Qi any more?”
“Is there a problem with the spell or…”
“No, no, that’s not right. This omen meant the collapse of our nation!”
The Fire Emperor’s heart trembled in fear, as he resembled a deflated balloon and fell to the ground in despair!
Collapse of the nation? As the most prosperous nation among the five nations, was it finally going to collapse today?
Flaming Sun Princess was in utter disbelief as well. She had no idea why this was happening but something told her that this had something to do with Xu Que entering the Imperial Tomb.
Could it be… that he managed to get through to the Dragon Veins? No, that’s impossible. The Dragon Veins had been hidden. There’s no way for him to find it!
“Flaming Sun, quickly send someone to perform a ritual. I wish to sacrifice something to the heavens, to the Fire God. My Fire Nation… it cannot collapse like this!”
All of a sudden, the Fire Emperor stood up, his eyes and mouth were wide open in resolve.
When the Flaming Sun Princess heard this, her face fell!
“Emperor father, you… Are you going to… Madam Ya…”
“That’s right, there’s no other way. We have to sacrifice her to preserve the Fire Nation!”
“No buts! Quickly get on with it. The Water Empress is coming to our city tomorrow. We have to appease her and thus have to conduct the ritual now!”
“…Your daughter understands!”