Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 342: You Want To Play The Scheming Game?
Chapter 342: You Want To Play The Scheming Game?
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The Second Prince threw the storage ring that he was wearing to Xu Que without any hesitation!
The truth was, the real precious treasures were all hidden in his own chamber, inside his treasure vault, so he did not in the least feel any heartache for the loss of the storage ring!
But this was Xu Que, who was a very astute guy. The moment the prince handed over the storage ring without any fuss, he knew that the storage ring would not contain much good stuff.
Cut the crap!
All you gave me was a storage ring yet you think you can slip away easily?
You’re too stupid and naïve!
But… Xu Que accepted it nonetheless.
Well, a mosquito’s leg was still meat as well. To achieve great things, one should not be bothered about small matters. For him, he would gladly accept all the small petty gains he could get!
Next, Xu Que touched the storage ring and checked the contents using his Soul Strength.
Sure enough, the treasures inside there were only slightly better than the bulk of the storage rings that he had seen so far.
There were tons of spirit stones in there,and also all kinds of magical weapons. However, they were relatively low grade.
There was some fine wine inside that seemed to be of good quality.
As for secret skill manuals and any higher grade treasures that Xu Que would have liked to get, there was hardly anything of the sort inside the storage ring.
It looked like the Second Fatty had come prepared as well!
Or… one could guess that he had not brought the good stuff with him and had kept that stuff elsewhere, such as a treasure vault!
“Hand over the IOU!”
The Second Prince knew that Xu Que was not too satisfied with the storage ring as he had spent quite some time checking its contents. Nevertheless his expression was still grim as he demanded the IOU.
In any case, the prince needed to take back the IOU!
“What’s the hurry?” said Xu Que. “How do I know if the things in this storage ring are all of your possessions? Maybe you’ve hidden a lot of treasure somewhere else!”
The Second Prince narrowed his eyes and he replied in cold tone. “The Second Prince has no need to stoop to the level of deceiving you. Everything is inside the storage ring. What more do you want?”
“It’s simple. I want to go to your house and see for myself!”
Xu Que grinned cheekily.
Everyone present who heard his words inhaled a breath of cold air!
Tsk… This fellow’s guts must have gotten too fat!
You want to go to the Second Prince’s house for a look?
There’s no f*cking difference between that and confiscation of property!
What’s more crucial is.. the Second Prince’s home… is inside the Palace!
The Second Prince was about to explode from anger… but because of the IOU, he dared not flare up at Xu Que.
After taking a deep breath, the Second Prince gritted his teeth and said resentfully, “of course this prince does not mind that. The problem is, will you dare to go there?”
“What’s there to be afraid of? Go, go, go, the timing is just right as I haven’t taken my lunch yet. I’ll see how good the culinary skills of the Metal Nation’s Imperial Kitchen are!”
Xu Que got into the horse carriage after saying that.
Everyone’s mouths twitched.
You bastard! Besides wanting to confiscate other’s property, you also want to get a free meal as well?
A cold glint flashed past the Second Prince’s now narrowed eyes.
He blinked at the old eunuch beside him while staying calm and collected. The old eunuch grasped what the prince wanted to express, and left quietly.
The Second Prince had a lot of trusted aides beside the old eunuch, with several others in the Palace!
The old eunuch immediately found a deserted corner, took out a blank talisman and wrote something on it. Then he cast a spell. The Prince’s secret order was sent out.
This method was similar to passing information along via messenger pigeons, but with far more speed!
As the old eunuch issued the secret order, several eunuchs who were the prince’s trusted aides were sitting in the main hall of his quarters inside the Palace. They seemed to detect something.
The next moment, a talisman appeared in front of them. There were some words written on it!
“The Second Prince has ordered us to quickly put all of his most valuable treasures in his chamber and treasure vault!”
The eunuchs were shocked. They looked each other in the eye before quickly hurrying to obey!
Simultaneously, Xu Que’s carriage started to move, along with the Second Prince and his men. The whole team headed towards the Palace, but their speed was very slow, as if they were patrolling a street!
Unexpectedly, there were no objections from the carriage.
The Second Prince rode on a fine horse. From time to time, he would turn around and steal a glance at the carriage!
Well, he did not know that the carriage was already empty.
When Xu Que had gotten on, he had used a Divine Escape Emblem to get away.
“Haha! This idiotic prince wants to play the scheming game with this Act Tough King. But you’re no match for me! Since you’ve promised to give me all of your assets, I’ll help myself to them!”
With a smile, Xu Que was randomly teleported to a spot outside the Palace. Then he used a movement skill to get to the Palace faster.
With his methods, entering the Palace was an easy feat.
Moreover, it seemed that it would be easy to find out the location of the Second Prince’s chamber even if Xu Que was not familiar with the structure of the Imperial Palace. There were so many eunuchs in the Palace, there was bound to be one who would know the location.
Therefore, Xu Que kidnapped a eunuch in a friendly way by smiling at the eunuch and threatening him. “Don’t move! Hands up, surrender your gun or die! Ah… no, please excuse me, I forgot that you’re a eunuch and you don’t have a gun… at least not anymore! Answer my questions honestly or I’ll send you to heaven…”
“Young hero, please spare my life!”
The eunuch was startled as he looked at the dagger that had suddenly appeared beside his neck. He instantly begged for mercy.
“Hurry up! You people from the Palace really like to play mind games. The paths are so complicated and every chamber practically looks the same! Tell me the truth, where is the chamber of the Second Prince?”
Just the threat of Xu Que was enough for the eunuch to disclose the location of all the princes’ chambers.
At the same time, he also revealed the location of the chambers of the Seventh Princess, the Metal Empress and even the Empress Dowager’s chamber was divulged to Xu Que.
“Is the Empress Dowager beautiful?” asked Xu Que.
In the cultivation world, there were people who were several hundred years old but were skilled in maintaining their youth. They looked exactly the same as they had when they were young.
The eunuch’s whole body trembled and he hurriedly replied, “the Empress Dowager is as beautiful as a fairy, she is lovely enough to cause the fall of a city or a state!”
“So what? Do you think that I’ll be interested in your Empress Dowager? How could a handsome man like me contemplate such a thing? You’re insulting my personality, watch it!”
Xu Que hit the eunuch on the back of his head to knock him out in a friendly way. He quickly left that spot.
Not long after, he arrived in front of the main entrance to the Second Prince’s chamber. He entered with an exaggerated swagger.
The eunuchs were acting on the Second Prince’s orders very anxiously.
The Second Prince had too many treasures. Just the treasure vault itself contained all kinds of precious and rare items. They were the result of the Second Prince’s painstaking effort to collect them over the years.
He had an ambition. If he were to fail in vying for the position of the Crown Prince, he might make decide instead to usurp the throne.
The contents of the treasure vault would be the foundation of the Second Prince’s future plan to raise a rebellion to usurp the throne. With only a few eunuchs, it was tough for them to store everything away in such a short period of time. Moreover, they did not have storage rings but only storage bags, which could not contain many things.
“What should we do? There’s still so much… hurry, hurry up… faster, everyone!”
“Are there more storage bags? Get a few more for us! At this rate, we’ll need two hours to clear out everything!”
“This can’t work! Hurry up… the treasures over there are the most important! Hide them fast, the rest can wait…”
The eunuchs were very tensed up as they hurriedly cleared out the valuable items, nerves tight!
Although they did not know the reason they had been ordered to put away the treasures, they knew that it was important as the secret order had stated it was very urgent. If they could not complete the task in time, they would definitely be in big trouble.
Just as the eunuchs were burning with anxiety, there was a knock at the door.
The eunuchs jumped at the sound, looking slightly ashen.
The Second Prince had gone out early this morning. Who would come looking for the Second Prince at this time?
One of them quickly asked, “who’s that?”
Xu Que spoke in a deep voice, replying from the other side of the door, “water meter check!”