Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 264: Break The Shackles Of Slavery And Save The World!
Chapter 264: Break The Shackles Of Slavery And Save The World!
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“Xu Que, do you really think that I have no more tricks up my sleeves? I am the Fire Emperor and the methods of my royal family aren’t as simple as you think!” The Fire Emperor laughed out coldly and spoke. He had a look of crazed cruelty in his eyes as if he had been pushed to the edge.
“You think that just because you caused my younger sister to lose her purity, I wouldn’t be able to proceed with the ritual? Well, you’re wrong. You’re direly wrong. Hahahaha!!!” The Fire Emperor started laughing maniacally.
The Water Empress seemed to have thought of something as her face fell.
Xu Que paused in shock as well. Can this Dog Emperor truly proceed with the ritual?
“Xu Que child, you’ve forced me to do this. Since you refused to let go, then I shall take you to death with me. I shall take everyone here to death with me!” The Fire Emperor shouted out in a crazed tone.
With a wave of his hands, he conjured a massive wave of flames, enveloping the entire area around them.
The inscriptions on the ground glowed once again as it rapidly turned to bright flash of light as it levitated from the ground.
The glowing inscriptions which the Fire Emperor was stepping on was lifted off the ground and it turned into a bright beam which shot swiftly towards the direction of the Imperial Palace.
“Fuck me! I was wondering what cool ultimate skill you’re going to use, but instead, you opted to flee again. Dog Emperor, is fleeing the only thing you know how to do?” Xu Que burst out in frustration.
However, the Water Empress face looked grave as she exclaimed, “He’s not running. He’s going to sacrifice all the spirits and living citizens of the Fire Nation. Kid, go and stop him!”
When Xu Que heard this, he opened his eyes wide in shock, “Fuck me this time! He can do something like that? Dog Emperor, you’re really going to do this?”
“Chase after him!”
As soon as the Water Empress said this, he didn’t hesitate any longer as he soared into the skies and started making chase.
Xu Que’s lips curled upwards in a snarl. Indeed, acting tough has its occupational hazards as well. This dog Emperor really knows how to play.
He activated the Eight Waste Destruction Flames and the Lightning Haste spell as he dashed through the clouds.
Although the Fire Emperor sped off first, the consolation to Xu Que was that he wasn’t hiding behind his protective spell any longer. This saved Xu Que the act tough points needed to rent the excavator once again. He thus chased after the Fire Emperor with great haste.
However, with the addition of the glowing inscriptions beneath his feet, the Fire Emperor was moving extremely quick as he headed towards the city. From time to time, he would turn his head back and look at Xu Que and the Water Empress chasing after him and he laughed out loudly, “There’s no use. The entire Imperial City was built such that it’s a massive altar and the ritual had already begun. Everyone within the Imperial City shall be used as sacrifice and we shall die together!”
“Damned retard! Don’t think that just because you’re hiding, I won’t be able to kill you!” Xu Que cursed back at the Fire Emperor.
He then then accessed the system inventory and whipped out the God Powered Cannon which he had acquired from the Imperial Palace and aimed at the figure of the Fire Emperor. He slapped a spiritual stone into the cannon as it shot after him.
A golden ray of light emanated out as it rippled through the air and shot towards the Fire Emperor.
There was an invisible barrier hovering at the Fire Emperor as though the strength of the Fire God was defending him.
The golden burst of light shot out from the cannon and it hit the Fire Emperor, yet it was absorbed by the invisible barrier.
The Fire Emperor was unscathed from the cannon.
“That’s the faith of the people towards the Fire God and it cannot be broken!”
The Water Empress looked at the God Powered Cannon and shook her head.
Xu Que’s expression was ashen.
Looks like the effectiveness of the God Powered Cannon won’t be of use here. Against a normal Original Infant cultivator, it might have been useful. But against a level six Infant Transformation elite cultivator, it was rather weak.
Much less the Fire Emperor, who was about to perform the sacrifice ritual and had acquired the faith of his people to defend himself. He was thus much stronger!
“Hahaha! Little bastard, you’re finished!” The Fire Emperor laughed out once again.
The three of them were speeding, two in hot pursuit of one. Less than two hours later, they arrived outside the Imperial City.
At this point, the scene within the city stumped Xu Que, making it hard for him to believe his eyes.
Countless of mortals and cultivators were all on their knees as they prayed to the Fire God.
Their faces were filled with sincerity and humility, as though they were earnestly praying for their lives.
“What’s going on? Why is this happening?” Xu Que’s eyelids jumped.
The Water Empress gave a grave frown as she shook her head, “We’re too late. Come on kid, let’s go! Once the ritual is complete, the Fire Emperor would gain an immense strength boost and he will be unrivalled. Once the effects have worn off, the Fire Emperor would die too. Come with me. I shall take you to somewhere else to hide and wait for this to be over.”
“Hide? Are you kidding? Why do I need to hide from this dog Emperor?” Xu Que was clearly displeased.
We’ve already chased up to this point and you actually want me to hide? That’s impossible!
“That’s God’s Strength and it is impossible to break. Ever since the old days, the souls of the commoners have gotten used to being enslaved by the Emperor and this is something that would never change. It was precisely because of such authority possessed by the Emperor, that over the course of thousands of years, nobody could change it!” The Water Empress sighed out and spoke.
“Enslavery of souls?” As soon as Xu Que heard this, his eyes opened wide.
Such an explanation by the Water Empress was understood by Xu Que who had always excelled in history lessons.
Wasn’t this feudalism? In which the monarch holds absolute power over the commoners and owned them like slaves?
This meant that the commoners were enslaved by such thinking!
Break the shackles of slavery!
And rebuild a fair and equal society!
Only then would a world be perfect!
Alright then, since that’s the case, this Act Tough King shall save the world once again and return freedom to the citizens of the Fire Nation!
At this point, Xu Que’s lips parted to reveal a smile as he sighed and turned to look at the Water Empress.
“You little cheeky girl, you should’ve said so earlier. Isn’t this just the souls of the commoners being brainwashed by the Emperor? I thought it was something greater than this!”
When Xu Que said “cheeky girl”, the Water Empress felt her usually calm and composed heart tremble as her entire body went numb.
However, what truly shocked her was the second half of Xu Que’s sentence.
I thought it was something greater than this? Could it be that this kid wished to change the ancient way of beliefs held for centuries?
No, that’s impossible to do!
The authority of the Emperor had long been vested within the hearts and minds of these civilians.
Every nation, regardless of whether it was a large or small nation, had always been subservient to the crown. The commoners had always lived under the protection and rule of the Emperor.
Hence, their loyalty and reverence to the Emperor had already been ingrained deep into their bones and souls. How can he think of changing it like that?
Besides, the Fire Emperor already had plans to kill himself and drag Xu Que down with him. His insistence on this was absolute and his intent blossomed from the depths of his heart, which binded all these commoners to his will out of sheer fear. Even if they knew that they would die, they couldn’t put up any resistance.
However, right at this point, Xu Que waved his hands and took out his electronic keyboard and placed it over his thighs. He then started playing.
The sounds of drums, of piano and flutes could be heard all together and it reverberated all across the area.
A certain sense of exhilaration coursed throughout as though he was igniting the passions of everyone who could hear the music.
The Water Empress’ eyes gleamed as she looked at Xu Que, clearly stirred.
At the next moment, Xu Que’s face froze as he gave a severe expression.
He raised his hands and condensed his energy within his dantian before allowing his voice to boom out through his lips.
Ye who don’t wish to be slaves,
With our blood and flesh,
Let us build our new Imperial City.
The citizens of the Fire Nation have come,
Right at the critical moment,
As we face our greatest peril,
The urgent call to action comes out,
Millions of but one heart…”
(T/N: The Chinese National Anthem)