Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 343: His Royal Highness Sent Me Here!
Chapter 343: His Royal Highness Sent Me Here!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
What the hell is a water meter check?
The eunuchs were stunned for a while, and soon gained their composure as they calmed down. They knew very well that people from the Palace did not talk like that!
“This is the chamber of the Second Prince. Unauthorised personnel should not be trespassing and loitering around this place, so hurry and go away!”
The eunuch who had solemnly replied seemed like the leader of the group with the highest rank amongst them.
Xu Que stood outside the door with a slightly raised eyebrow. “I was sent by the Second Prince, His Royal Highness, to assist you in packing up the things!”
The eunuchs were stunned once again.
His Royal Highness actually sent an outsider to assist us?
No, there’s something fishy about this!
Immediately, the leader of the small group of eunuchs, who was also the eldest of them, asked suspiciously, “His Royal Highness did not order us to pack anything up. Who are you?”
Xu Que was laughing inside his head!
Oh? He didn’t order all of you to pack up the valuables?
You’re lying through your teeth. This Act Tough King heard everything clearly from outside!
He spoke in a low tone, suppressing the urge to chuckle, “I’ve brought the storage ring of his Royal Highness to keep the valuables. If you don’t believe me, there’s nothing I can do, except to report back to His Royal Highness… but I don’t know what will happen next!”
The moment the eunuchs heard the threat, they were immediately intimidated.
Is it really true that he was sent by His Royal Highness?
“Steward Liu, what shall we do now?”
The eunuchs looked at each other, not knowing what to do.
Steward Liu was the leader of the eunuchs and was the more experienced amongst them. “What this person has said doesn’t seem to be false!” commented Steward Liu after pondering for a short moment. “His Royal Highness should know that just the few of us alone are unable to put so much stuff away. Thus, for His Royal Highness to send someone over with a storage ring… that is highly possible!”
“Oh yes, we can verify the storage ring that he brought over first. And if it really is genuine, we can conclude that he was really sent by His Royal Highness!”
“All of you go ahead and keep removing the things first, I’ll get the door!”
The few of them discussed amongst themselves and decided to look at Xu Que’s storage ring first.
A eunuch opened the door warily and saw Xu Que. He was surprised to see a young man outside the door.
Xu Que stretched out his hand, offering out the storage ring with a serious expression. “This is the Second Prince’s, His Royal Highness’s, storage ring. It can’t be an imitation as there are even some clothes inside that His Royal Highness usually wears. If you don’t believe me, all of you can go ahead and verify it!”
The other eunuchs looked over at the storage ring as well and their facial expressions changed.
“This is really the storage ring of His Royal Highness!”
“The obsidian ring is engraved with His Royal Highness’s name!”
“It also contains His Royal Highness’s aura. This ring is genuine; it’s really the ring that His Royal Highness carries with him all the time!”
The doubts of the eunuchs towards Xu Que were now cleared and all of them clasped their fists in salutation towards him. “Young lad, we’re sorry for the offence earlier. Our apologies!”
“No harm done. All of us are working for His Royal Highness, I can understand your worries! Seeing how all of you carry out your task in such a cautious manner, I feel gratified for His Royal Highness as well!”
Xu Que smiled and clasped his fists in salutation as well. In an instant, his comment had narrowed the distance between him and the eunuchs!
Then afterwards, he rambled on with some nonsense, saying that the Emperor had found out that the Second Prince had hidden some treasures and would be sending men to conduct a search at the chamber. Hence, all the treasures had to be put away.
The eunuchs got worried when they heard that
No wonder His Royal Highness issued such an urgent order. It is because the Emperor wants to send men over to search the chamber!
“Quick, move it!”
“But His Royal Highness’s storage ring will not be able to contain all of the treasures. Just the secret vault alone will require several storage rings!”
The two eunuchs remarked with a frown.
Xu Que waved his hands. “Don’t worry,” he reassured them, “His Royal Highness has given me a lot of storage rings. Everyone just move and stack the items together. We must create a scene for the Emperor to show that His Royal Highness only lives with the necessities!”
“So His Royal Highness has gotten everything ready? That’s a relief!” The eunuchs were thrilled and were full of energy again. They started to stack and move the treasures in the chamber!
Xu Que also helped give instructions.
“Move it here, over here, yes! We have to move all the valuable things away! Move that blue and white porcelain over! Eh? What is this? A potty? A potty made of jade? Nah, forget it. The stench is too suffocating! Remove those flowers as well. Yes, keep all of them. We have to let the Emperor know that His Royal Highness has been living a truly simplistic life with only the bare necessities… he could not even afford to have flowers. He is very thrifty and is a good example of patriotism and love for the people!”
And so, Xu Que busily provided instructions to the eunuchs in order to plunder everything he wanted in the chamber!
At this time, a eunuch came out from the secret treasure vault carrying a box with great care. He was trying to hold it behind him so that he seemed like he did not want Xu Que to notice.
But Xu Que’s furtive eyes immediately fixated on the eunuch when he emerged.
This eunuch looks so worried. That box must contain something good, he thought. If it’s something good, of course I can’t miss it…
“Hold up, what’s in your hand? I want to take a look! Don’t hide it from me. Since His Royal Highness has entrusted me with the storage rings, surely you can trust me? Rest assured, we’re all in the same boat, there’s no need to be secretive around me!”
As Xu Que tried to convince the eunuch, he managed to grab hold of the box.
But when he opened the box, he was shocked!
Inside the box was a colorful pile of small pieces of cloth, exuding a faint fragrance.
“D*mn, what is this? Women’s undergarments? Why are there so many women’s undergarments here? What did you say?! These belonged to the Empress Dowager?”
“Store them, store them. Yes, in this storage ring here!”
Xu Que had discovered a piece of explosive news that had nearly blasted his ‘Three Outlooks’ away! One’s ‘Three Outlooks’ referred to a person’s attitude towards the world, life and values.
This Second Prince is a f*cking pervert, he thought. He actually has such a gross hobby… he secretly collects the Empress Dowager’s undergarments.
If this silly eunuch hadn’t taken them out from the secret vault, he would never have found out this big secret!
“This is going to be fun!” he muttered under his breath.
The corners of Xu Que’s lips rose and he continued to plunder the treasures!
Xu Que did not feel guilty at all for this ‘confiscating’ operation.
Although acting tough and breathing were important and had come to occur naturally to him, Xu Que would never act tough rashly nor would he recklessly abuse a good man.
He had solicited public opinion on the Second Prince and realised that this prince had always been unpopular. The Second Prince had constantly been trying ways and means to obtain money, valuables and so on from the people. It seemed that he had hoarded a large amount of wealth and treasures, and was aiming for the throne.
Sure enough, Xu Que could see that the Second Prince had really hoarded many good items in his chamber.
Hence, for such a scheming, unkind prince, Xu Que would not be courteous with him. Since he had arrived at the Second Prince’s lair of treasures, he har decided that he would ‘move all’, ‘scam all’ and ‘loot all’, by abiding to his ‘The Three All’ policy.
The eunuchs were terribly busy with the moving. When Xu Que finished filling a storage ring, he called out the System and moved all the items into his system inventory!
Ever since System had upgraded to version 3.0, the system inventory space had become so huge that the entire chamber could fit inside, not just the treasures themselves!
However, Xu Que felt that there should a bottom line with regards to everything. Moving an entire chamber could cause too much unnecessary attention, so he had decided that he would not move the actual chamber for now!
Yes, for now…