Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 298: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover
Chapter 298: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Sunlight shines on the incense burner that gives birth to violet smoke?
What? Brother, you also know how to write poetry?
Your literary skill isn’t bad. All you had was a name but you still managed to make a poem out of it!
The poem sounds catchy … but somehow it doesn’t feel quite right?
“Shameless scoundrel, go to hell!”
At this moment, Lin Zi Yan reacted, her face boiling with anger as if she had transformed into a madwoman. She pointed her sword at Xu Que and executed her killer move.
The sword technique she used was merciless and cunning. The blade of the sword seemed to have vanished and only a shadow was left. The sword left Lin Zi Yan’s hand like a needle, aiming towards the point between Xu Que’s eyebrows.
“Oh my, it is the Ultimate Sword Art of the Jade Sword Sect—’The Silver Lining’!”
“Heavens, Lin Zi Yan is so talented! She can actually execute ‘The Silver Lining’ that only Infant Transformation Stage cultivators and above could perform. She is just at Level Nine of Original Infant Stage cultivation!”
“This … I’m afraid she might have used some secret arts? Otherwise how would she be able to execute that skill?”
“This is a formidable skill that attacks the Soul Strength of the opponent. Unless the opponent possessed incredibly strong Soul Strength, they will be seriously injured!”
“Fujiwara has attained such a high level of cultivation at such a young age but his weakness might very well be his Soul Strength. Yes, that makes sense as a lot of time and effort is needed to train up Soul Strength as well!”
“Although this attack by Lin Zi Yan seems to have been executed in a fit of anger, it is in actual fact a rational attack!”
“Oh no, brother Fujiwara is doomed!”
The crowd gasped softly. Nobody had thought that Xu Que would be able to survive the attack.
This was mainly because this attack was not only contesting the power of the technique but more towards the face-off of their Soul Strength.
Moreover, the technique that Lin Zi Yan had used, The Silver Lining, was enough to force her to utilise her Soul Strength to the maximum. Even a cultivator of the Infant Transformation Stage would not dare to face this directly!
What a pity…
Lin Zi Yan had bumped into Xu Que.
Xu Que’s Soul Strength was the most demonic presence ever!
Even the female Emperor had been impressed with his Soul Strength, and remarked that his Soul Strength was no weaker than Level Six Infant Transformation Stage!
Xu Que was slightly surprised by the sword technique that was being executed by Lin Zi Yan, but he continued to wear a rather peaceful expression.
“So you want to pit yourself against me on Soul Strength? I’m not afraid of anyone unfortunately! But this technique is good, as it can take down opponents unexpectedly. I must say, this technique is as powerful as my Killer God’s Single Stroke. I’m not going to be polite okay? I’ll learn this first, and talk later!”
Xu Que gave a laugh, called out the System and activated ‘Phaseless Magic’. In this way, he had successfully learnt this technique—The Silver Lining.
The crowd was speechless once again when they saw that Xu Que still had the nerve to brag.
How can he be so nonchalant?
He can still brag and laugh when he is facing this top-notch sword technique. Does he actually not know how powerful this technique is?
Everything happened in an instant!
The sound of something cutting through the air was heard. Lin Zi Yan’s now needle-like sword was a tiny beam of light in front of Xu Que.
Xu Que’s hands were behind his back. Before the ‘needle’ could hit Xu Que, he raised an arm coolly and waved at the ‘needle’, as if he was chasing a fly away.
The sound of metal hitting the ground resounded through the area.
The ‘needle’ had turned back to its original form—a sword. And it had fallen onto the ground.
A mouthful of blood gushed out from Lin Zi Yan’s mouth. She felt weak all over and almost fell to the ground as she desperately used her two arms to support herself. Her face was full of disbelief.
“How… how can it be? How did you defend yourself from this technique?” She looked up with difficulty. She was terribly shaken that things had not turned out as she had expected.
The crowd was shocked and dumbstruck. They gawked at Xu Que blankly.
With only an adjustment of his sleeves, Xu Que had nullified ‘The Silver Lining’. Nobody would ever be able to forget this scene!
How strong did his Soul Strength have to be for him to nullify an attack with such ease?
This young fellow seemed only 16 or 17 years old and already had his cultivation up to Level Nine Original Infant Stage. That was already unimaginable. Now, even his Soul Strength was so monstrously strong. Could it be that a demonic genius who might not even appear in a million years had appeared in the Cultivation World?
“Ultimate Sword Art—The Silver Lining, this name sounds strong. Okay, let me try out its power!”
With that, a sinister smile appeared on Xu Que’s face.
With a flick of his palm, Lin Zi Yan’s sword flew into his hand.
A strong sense of foreboding festered in everyone’s hearts as if something terrible were about to happen.
They kept thinking over the words that Xu Que had just uttered—that he wanted to test the power of that sword technique!
Can it be… that with just one glance, he managed to learn it?
That’s impossible, absolutely impossible!
Just then, the sword that was just in Xu Que’s hand disappeared.
And in the frightened eyes of everyone, the sword turned into a shadow ‘needle’ that was barely discernible to the naked eye.
The line of barely distinguishable light dashed swiftly towards Lin Zi Yan without any hesitation!
On the problem of killing, Xu Que was a decisive person.
If someone had no value and might even pose a potential threat to him, he would kill that person!
However, he felt that he had already been merciful enough, as he had only killed those who had wanted to kill him. He hadn’t gone crazy and massacred everyone in their clan.
Merciful in his own mind, that was. Everything depended on his mood!
Everyone could be his good comrades if they hadn’t disturbed him from acting tough!
At that instant, Lin Zi Yan realised what was happening. Her eyes were wide open as she gasped in horror.
Earlier on, she had given her all and she had even used some secret arts to execute ‘The Silver Lining’. Regrettably, Xu Que had nullified it!
Not only that, but he had even managed to learn the sword technique and execute it so effortlessly.
Such talent… such a skill shouldn’t exist.
How could such a person exist in this world?
Lin Zi Yan was unable to withstand the blow, for this was one of the ultimate, unique skills of the Jade Sword Sect! She had studied and researched it for a long time before being able to grasp it. Even in the Jade Sword Sect, there was only a handful of cultivators who could perform this technique.
How did he learn it in just one attempt?
Why did this happen?
As she was immersed in great sorrow, the ‘needle’ pierced cleanly through the point between Lin Zi Yan’s eyebrows.
She fell back in a daze, not breathing.
The nine cultivators who had been sent into the Sword Catacomb by the Jade Sword Sect had been entirely wiped out!
The crowd fell into a dead silence.
They were all holding their breath.
Only at that moment did they finally understand how formidable and scary the young man was, despite him pretending to be innocent and simple all this while.
On killing, he was definitely more merciless than anyone there!
Not to mention the other guardians, but he had even been so decisive in ending the life of such a beautiful woman!
This type of mindset suited a ruthless person like him. He would be able to survive in this cruel Cultivation World!
Indeed, there was a saying that suited this incident!
Don’t judge a book by its cover!
Those who had thought Xu Que was innocent, naïve, simple and honest, were now completely floored!
Respect the old and cherish the young? To hell with it!
Innocent and naïve? What crap!
Simple and honest? What f… forget it, we don’t even have the strength to curse anymore!
Everyone felt deeply helpless.