Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 278: Looking Down On Me?
Chapter 278: Looking Down On Me?
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
There was a saying that went, ‘acting tough is for those who are prepared.’
Therefore, Xu Que had a habit of preparing himself, paying attention to details all the time and subsequently grasping every opportunity to act tough.
Just now as he moved closer to the cave, he had already carefully inspected the ancient swords and noticed that the majority of them were rusted; obviously they were made of metal elements.
This was very different from the weapons of the Fire Nation, where they were mostly made of ore and minerals.
This was the Metal Nation after all—the cultivators cultivated and progressed using the Metal Spirit Qi and hence their weapons naturally had more metal elements within them so that greater prowess could be shown.
So to deal with items that possessed high metallic content—the perfect item would be magnets!
However, with such distance, a small magnet might not be enough. A big magnet might be too conspicuous, so Xu Que decisively settled for a small electromagnetic controller.
The electromagnetic controller was a very simple device. A circle of copper wire was wrapped around an iron core, and the coil was linked up with the electrical current which could make the iron core behave just like a magnet.
Basically, it was a device to convert electrical energy into magnetic energy. This was physics knowledge learned in middle school. Even Xu Que who was a poor student in terms of his academic results understood how this worked.
To boot, this device was exchanged from the system store and it could generate magnetic energy of up to ten times more than what it should. Xu Que could also control the device easily. Once turned off, the magnetic energy would be gone in an instant, which was very convenient.
The price was also very economic. It only cost ten Acting Tough Points!
Furthermore, the system had also specially specified that regardless of the metal, whether bronze, stainless steel or a flying sword made from metal from outer space, none of them could escape the magnetic attraction of the electromagnetic device.
When Xu Que saw the device, he immediately selected it. He was holding the device in his hand now and using his mind to control it.
Sword Spirit, no matter how tough you are, do you think you can resist my magnetism?
Ho, ho! Are you looking down on me, the Act Tough King?
As long as these ancient swords are made of metal, no sword can get away. Come, be good and fly to me!
Holding the electromagnetic controller, Xu Que’s lips were curved upwards.
And at this time, the crowd of cultivators were already nonplussed by Xu Que’s attitude. Someone frowned and urged, “young man, just give up and come out. Don’t waste anyone’s time any further.”
“That’s right, those elites and the Legendary Swordsman have gone in for a while. If we delay any further, other people will not be able to get their opportunity to fight for the Sword Soul!”
“There won’t be any change even if you continued to wait. Just give up, alright?”
More and more people started to dissuade Xu Que. Even Zhang Li Yun walked over, trying hard to maintain a straight face. “Cultivator Fujiwara,” he said. “Why not listen to everyone and come out now?”
“No, I’m not coming out. What the hell do you know? I’ve just finished communicating with the Sword Spirit and managed to coax it a little. What’s the rush? Keep your eyes wide open and see what’s going to happen. Come out now, ancient sword!” Xu Que roared towards the cave, opening his eyes. At the same time, he turned on the device he was holding.
“That’s bullshit! This man boasts without shame. How can he communicate with the Sword Spirit?”
“What a joke! The Sword Spirit in the Sword Catacomb is a supreme being. Even if the Infant Transformation Stage cultivators from Jade Sword Sect are here, they can’t communicate with the Sword Spirit either!”
“That’s just hogswash! This person is just a fabricator. We don’t need to be bothered with him. Quick, someone… just drag him out…”
The surrounding crowd of cultivators could take it no longer. There were even a few cultivators coming up to drag Xu Que away.
But at that instant, the device on Xu Que’s hand was turned on and strong magnetic waves were activated.
“Goodness! What the—”
Zhang Li Yun, who was feeling annoyed, had a stiff expression at the sight before him.
Shoosh! Shoosh! Shoosh!
The six ancient swords inside the cave flashed past like beams of light, flying towards Xu Que.
The crowd stared hard at the unbelievable scene:
“Six … Six ancient swords?”
“How is that possible?”
“How can one get six ancient swords in one single attempt?”
“Isn’t this an indication that this young man’s Sword Will talent is stronger than Ye Chang Feng three-fold?”
“How could such a devil like this exist in the world?”
However, just when the ancient swords were about to fly out of the cave, Xu Que furrowed his brows and raised his arm high up in the air, with an unsatisfied expression, he said, “Wait, wait up, stop now!”
The six ancient swords fell to the ground abruptly and crisp metallic sounds were heard!
Everyone who witnessed the scene was thunderstruck! Thoughts ran through their minds:
What … what’s happening?
He can actually command the ancient swords to stop?
Geez, this fellow can really communicate with the Sword Spirit?
In actual fact, Xu Que had turned off the electromagnetic device. “Sword Spirit, what the hell?” he reprimanded in a tone of annoyance, staring at the cave. “I’m such a handsome man and you only give me six swords? Are you trying to mess with me? I’m telling you, stop your tricks. One more time, give me what you have!”
The crowd suddenly felt like vomiting blood.
“What, isn’t six swords enough for you?”
“This bigshot, what are you trying to pull?”
“There are only six ancient swords left for this round!”
“Don’t you know that you’ve already broken the record?”
“Every 100 years, the Sword Spirit releases 100 swords for the trial. There are only six swords left for this trial. Are you trying to force out the other ancient swords that are deeper inside?”
Zhang Li Yun was bewildered as well. His mind went blank. He had never expected Xu Que to succeed in the first place, but now this fellow had gotten six swords and was still not satisfied. He had even scolded the Sword Spirit—this was equivalent to going against heaven!
At that moment, Xu Que turned on the device again, and increased the power. The magnetic waves were instantly amplified!
Shoosh! Shoosh! Shoosh!
Suddenly, ear-piercing sounds were heard. More than ten rusty swords were now flying towards Xu Que.
These swords were not from the trial this time, but came from deeper inside the cave. Never had such a thing happened before! Everyone in the crowd was bewildered by the sight. Even those who had been here for the trial a few times did not know what to do …
The three elite cultivators, who had just obtained their ancient swords, lost their swords to him as well, as they were in closer proximity to Xu Que.
However, Xu Que was still dissatisfied and yelled in anger, “Sword Spirit, I think you’re tired of living? You’re not giving me face, are you? Only these few swords? You’re looking down on me right?”
Xu Que turned the device to the maximum power. A strong magnetic wave surrounded the area!
In no time, several hundred ancient swords flew out of the cave towards Xu Que.
Even the weapons of the cultivators, all those that were high in metallic content, lost control and flew towards Xu Que.
“Good, fly to me!”
Xu Que shouted loudly. Then he called out the system interface and opened his storage space.
Numerous ancient swords flew towards him and instantaneously disappeared with a ‘swish’ sound. Even the weapons of the cultivators were confiscated by him!
Because of this, the whole crowd went completely silent! Not a sound was heard!
Everyone was frozen at what happened.
Dozens of cultivators had been stripped of their own weapons. They were so shocked that they almost blacked out from the shock.