Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 347: To The Imperial Tombs
Chapter 347: To The Imperial Tombs
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
When Xu Que got out of bed, two days had passed. He woke up on the third morning.
Sunlight shone into the room from the windows and danced on his eyelids, rousing him from sleep.
Xu Que had slept for two days and two nights—it was incredible.
However, after Xu Que woke up, the first thing he did was close his eyes and continue sleeping!
This was due to the ultimate dream he had cherished in his previous life of sleeping until he awoke naturally. Another dream was counting money until his hand got cramps.
However, this was not the day that he would fulfil this wish. In no time, a commotion began outside the door.
“Quick, the Imperial Tombs Contest will be starting very soon!”
“The cultivators have set off for the tombs. We need to hurry over so we don’t miss the show!”
“The first round is the Divine Chariot Contest. That is going to be very exciting. I heard that many talented cultivators are participating in this year’s contest!”
“But unfortunately, we won’t be able to see the Legendary Swordsman!”
“Yeah… I heard he was killed a few days ago in the Trial of the Sword Catacomb by a young man called Xu Que. And there’s also a dog who was an accomplice too!”
“Ah? Isn’t that the young man who was grilling chicken wings two nights ago?”
“Yes, that’s him. But he seems to have disappeared these past few days!”
“I heard that the Seventh Princess and the Third Prince have been looking for him. They even suppressed the Jade Sword Sect to protect that young man!”
“This is going to get interesting. Will that young man appear at the Imperial Tombs today?”
“That’s why we’d better get going. Let’s not miss out on the contest today!”
The voices of people speaking got further away, but Xu Que could still hear their discussion clearly.
He suddenly sat up in his bed, his eyebrows raised in slight surprise!
“The Seventh Princess and the Third Prince dared to suppress the Jade Sword Sect? Ah, this is really interesting that they think so highly of me! They have good taste!”
Xu Que couldn’t help but smile.
However, he also knew that the Seventh Princess and her group had done such a thing because they had bet their hopes on him. They were gambling on the possibility that he had an influential backing that would help the Third Prince secure the position of Crown Prince!
“Well, since I’ve promised to help them, I’ll do just that. I need to get inside the Imperial Tombs anyway!” Xu Que shook his head, got up from bed and changed his clothes!
He had been resting in the inn for two days. He had disguised himself and booked the room to avoid being disturbed. No one had been able to find him!
But now he made up his mind to go to the Imperial Tombs. There was no longer any need to wear disguises!
With his current strength, he would not need to fear anyone from the five nations. He did not need to worry about anybody!
He opened the door and strutted out.
However, before anyone in the inn could see him clearly, Xu Que executed Three Thousand Volts Lightning, a skill that made him move like a flash of lightning, speeding straight for the Imperial Tombs!
Although Buttface had repeatedly claimed that he was indispensable for the trip to the Imperial Tombs, Xu Que did not want to spend any time looking for him. He knew very well Buttface’s character. The dog would definitely join in the fun.
However, as soon as Xu Que was out in the streets, he heard some rumors about Buttface.
“Oh, I heard Xu Que has a demonic beast who swaggered into the Imperial City. This is something that has not happened for a long time. It’s so rare to see a demonic beast in the city!”
“Huh? A demonic beast has entered the Imperial City? Are you kidding me? We have so many experts guarding the city, as well as the Emperor’s mighty aura that can suppress evil beasts! What kind of demonic beast would dare to enter the city? Wouldn’t it just be asking to die?”
“I’m not clear how it happened. Anyway Xu Que brought it with him, it’s a dog! An incredible dog…”
“What? What kind of dog is a demonic beast! I keep more than ten dogs back in my home! I’m keeping them as food for the family during winter…”
“Of course a normal dog would not be a demonic beast! The problem is, this dog can talk… and no matter how you attack it, it just can’t get hurt! Over the past two days with Xu Que missing, this dog has created trouble everywhere. Now all the Imperial City guards have specially formed a dogcatcher unit!”
Xu Que’s lip twitched uncontrollably upon hearing this. He knew that Buttface would not have simply stayed quietly in the city and would surely have created trouble.
Woof, woof, woof…
At this time, sounds of dogs barking were heard from ahead. Xu Que could make out something that seemed like a big commotion. It looked like there were a lot of dogs ahead!
“Stop! Quick… catch that dog demon! We received orders that the dog demon is from the Exploding Heavens Faction, Xu Que’s pet! We need to catch it and make it tell us the whereabouts of Xu Que. Those who can catch it will be rewarded handsomely…”
The barking noises were immediately followed by the yelling of guards. Xu Que quickly hid himself on one side. He saw Buttface leading a huge pack of seventy to eight dogs, as if they were all rebelling against the Imperial City guards.
“Why are all of you chasing after me? F*ck! You bunch of ants, who are you calling that scammer’s pet?! He’s not even fit to be my human pet! How many times do I need to tell you puny pawns that this deity is a wolf! A wolf… do you f*cking know that now? Wolf! The ones that howl…”
Amongst the pack of dogs, only Buttface was using his two hind legs to run. Whilst he ran, he also turned around to hurl abuse at the guards chasing after him, saliva splattering everywhere.
“If this deity had not reached the crucial moment of cultivation at which I can no longer take lives, all of you would have died hundreds of times already! Do you know that?” Buttface clamored as he stood amongst the pack of dogs, looking very intimidating.
“Cut the crap! Today we’ll take your dog life! Men, surround this pack of dogs! Kill them all! Dog demon, watch this attack…”
The guards were led by a captain with a Level One Infant Transformation Stage cultivation. He executed a metal attribute skill art. Soon, countless numbers of swords appeared and hurtled straight at Buttface.
Buttface had been hit, and he was enraged. He knew that the situation was not optimistic and he shouted to his dog sidekicks, “my little dogs! Protect this deity from attacks! Protect… me… this deity still needs to go to the Imperial Tombs to save the world! That godd*mn scammer boy, if this deity sees you, I’m going to fight you 900 times…”
Woof, woof, woof…
And suddenly, after hearing the command, the dogs from all around the city gathered by Buttface and started to run towards the guards and bite them. Buttface quickly slipped away during the chaotic situation.
“Tsk, tsk… this Buttface!” muttered Xu Que to himself. “He’s so weak. He’s always being beaten up and doesn’t retaliate. He still has the nerve to say that he cannot take lives, when just a few days back he snatched my kill! Buttface, why didn’t you say you cannot take lives then?”
After witnessing Buttface’s pathetic plight in secret, Xu Que couldn’t help but sneak a laugh. He felt ashamed by the character of Buttface—he was cowardly, yet still wanted to act tough!
Buttface was definitely a powerful being who had a strong body. No matter how hard he was hit, he just wouldn’t die. Yet he was scared of pain and that was shameful!
“This is enough for me! The Imperial Tombs Contest is starting. I need to rush over and act tough…”
Xu Que was too lazy to bother with Buttface. He leaped up into the sky with his movement skill.
Under the astonished eyes of numerous people, Xu Que executed the Eight Waste Destruction Flame in mid-air, forming a pair of black-flamed wings that extended over a hundred feet from his back.
The wings spread far and wide and in just a moment, he was already far away.
The people watching him from below were awed by his dashing act and the powerful aura!
Faraway, Buttface, who had just snuck into an alley suddenly looked up into the sky and was stupefied. “F*ck! Boy, don’t be scared! Bring this deity along! 666! 666! Hey!”