Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 324: We’ll All Go Together
Chapter 324: We’ll All Go Together
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
In the private dining room, the chatter of the princes paused in an instant and they instantly looked towards the Seventh Princess. They were all stunned!
The Seventh Princess wore a faint smile. “A young lady from Spirit Treasures Pavilion happens to be a friend of mine. She told me that something bad happened today at the Trial of the Sword Catacomb. Even if I say nothing about this, you’ll certainly receive news tomorrow as well!”
“Something bad happened at the Sword Catacomb? What was it?” The princes were bewildered.
Although the Trial of the Sword Catacomb was only a small competition, it was still valued highly by the various clans and factions that would send their Infant Transformation Stage elders there. How could something bad have happened?
“I heard that a young man by the name of Takumi Fujiwara, who proclaimed himself to be from the Exploding Heavens Faction disturbed the trial all by himself. His real name is Xu Que. He killed Jade Sword Sect’s Legendary Swordsman, Ye Chang Feng, and all of his guardians. Many people died by his hand!”
“What? How is that possible?”
Several princes stood up suddenly in shock. Their eyes were wide with disbelief.
Ye Chang Feng, the Legendary Swordsman of Jade Sword Sect…
To them, this name was not unfamiliar. One of the princes even enjoyed a good friendship with Ye Chang Feng, and knew how strong Ye Chang Feng was!
Moreover, Ye Chang Feng held an extremely high status in Jade Sword Sect… how could he have gotten killed?
“This doesn’t stop here!”
The Seventh Princess paused for a while before continuing. “After this person left the Sword Catacomb, he drove a divine chariot that has never been seen before. It could transform into a steel giant that massacred many cultivators from various clans and factions. Even the Sixth elder from Jade Sword Sect died by his hand with a single hit of his cannon beam!”
The princes inhaled a mouthful of cold air. They were so shocked that they were speechless!
The elder from Jade Sword Sect had been a Level Four Infant Transformation Stage cultivator. He had very strong sword skills and his attacks were ferocious. He was such a strong and skilled master—yet he had died by the hand of a nobody?
“Seventh Sister, this Xu Que from Exploding Heavens Faction… is he actually at the stage of Infant Transformation?” asked the puzzled Third Prince, whose brows were furrowed. “But this is not right, just now you said that he is a young man, right?”
The Seventh Princess shook her head. “Xu Que is at Level Nine of the Original Infant Stage! When his divine chariot transformed into a steel giant, his abilities must have increased many times over. After he dealt a critical blow to the Sixth elder, his dog rushed up to the elder and with a kick, the elder died!”
The princes were now dumbfounded.
Kicked an elder of the Jade Sword Sect to death?
This… how is that possible?
“This is absolutely true,” continued the princess, looking grim. “That young man is extraordinary, and so is his divine chariot. Even the esteemed Spirit Treasures Pavilion felt that it was no simple thing!”
The Third Prince furrowed his brows again. “We must not let this matter be known to our Second Brother and Eighth Brother. No, they will know very soon anyway. But we need to strike first!”
“Yes, if the one who is grilling the chicken wings is Xu Que from Exploding Heavens Faction, we need to get him on our side before they do!” agreed the Seventh Princess with an emphatic nod.
But as soon as she said this, the expressions of the princes became very strange!
“Seventh Sister, you’re saying… to get Xu Que on our side?” The puzzled Third Prince asked.
The other princes were also confused. “Why do you want to please him and get him on our side? You can’t do this!”
“Exactly! Seventh Sister, if what you said is true, he killed the Legendary Swordsman and an elder of the Jade Sword Sect. If we rope him into our side, we’ll be enemies with the Jade Sword Sect!”
“Not only that, but you just said that he killed a lot of other people there as well. If he becomes a part of our team, that will be equivalent to directly opposing many major clans and factions! This will be extremely unfavourable for Third Brother who is fighting for the position of the Crown Prince.”
“My elder brothers are right!”
The Seventh Princess shook her head. “Yes, he has offended so many people,” she said softly, wearing a slight smile, “his enemies are everywhere and he might be cornered soon! But have you ever wondered why he dared to come to the Imperial City at this point in time? Moreover, he did it so ostentatiously. Clearly, he’s not afraid of being hunted!”
The princess’s words startled the princes!
“Generally in this kind of situation,” the Seventh Princess continued, “there are only two possibilities! Either that man is a madman or… he has full grasp of the situation, possesses absolute confidence, and has powerful backing!”
The princes fell into silence and pondered the princess’s words.
“Seventh Sister, continue!” said the Third Prince earnestly.
“Third Brother, I feel that you should really use this opportunity to rope in this man! With our current situation, instead of competing with the other brothers for the support of Jade Sword Sect and the rest of the major clans and factions, why not just… go all out!”
Upon hearing that, all of the princes looked grim and solemn!
The princes knew their seventh sister very well; she was both intelligent and bold.
But they hadn’t expected her to be bold to this extent. Simply because of the rumours, she wanted to place all her bets on an unknown young man who had countless enemies!
Go all out?
From the Third Prince’s perspectie, his situation was not that desperate.
“Seventh sister, your idea is a bit extreme!” The Third Prince shook his head. “If we place the wrong bet, we’ll suffer a complete defeat! Besides… I really can’t think of any other sect, with the exception of Sky Incense Valley and Enlightenment Sect, which has an influence stronger than Jade Sword Sect!”
“Third brother, ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough. Over these years of travelling around, I’ve learnt that there’s always someone better out there! Maybe Jade Sword Sect is very strong in the five nations, but it might only be a small sect overseas!”
“Do you mean… Xu Que might have come from overseas?”
“I’m not sure.” The Seventh Princess shook her head slightly, her eyes flashing. Her eyes seemed to be affixed on something out the window.
The rest of the princes remained silent as well. Only the eunuch, who was kneeling on the floor, broke out in a cold sweat!
From the moment the Seventh Princess had talked about what Xu Que from the Exploding Heavens Faction had done, he felt petrified with fear!
That fellow is actually that strong? So that means that I could have died just now?
Thinking back to what Xu Que said earlier, the eunuch couldn’t help but feel frightened. Had it not been for the child who was present, he really might have been dead right now. He was now full of gratitude to the child!
He was a dignified Imperial eunuch of the Imperial Palace yet he had been spared by Xu Que because of the child. That really felt strange… but now that he was thinking back to the incident, he trembled with fear.
The Third Prince suddenly stood up and spoke. “How about this? We’ll all go together to meet Xu Que of the Exploding Heavens Faction and find out about his origins! Instead of speculating here, why not… go personally to find out for ourselves!”
The eunuch shivered when he heard that. His face was ashen and he felt like wetting himself from fright!
What … what should I do?
How can the royal princes and princess go to such lengths?
Moreover, if that young man really is Xu Que of the Exploding Heavens Faction… then as the Princess has said, he is a ruthless man. Just now I scolded that Xu Que, so will I be seeking my own death if I go back there again?
This … this is too dangerous!
“Xiao Li Zi, why are you so frightened? Hurry, get up and lead the way for us!”