Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 358: Five Consecutive Curves
Chapter 358: Five Consecutive Curves
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
No matter how much the crowd was gasping in amazement, the contest was not going to stop here. It was still in progress!
Currently in the lead were Qi Yun Fei, Ghost of the Divine Chariot, who was representing the Eighth Prince’s team, and Gao Qiao Jie, the Number One Talent from Spirit Treasures Pavilion, who represented the Eldest Prince’s team!
Both contestants had their own strong points. Qi Yun Fei had effective Soul Strength and control while Gao Qiao Jie’s advantage was his superior divine chariot that could be controlled with greater ease compared to those of other contestants.
The two of them were therefore leading the race and fiercely fighting over the first position, leaving many divine chariots far behind them.
But Xu Que was more aggressive. With a racing engine installed in the AE86, it moved at an astounding speed on the mountain road!
When Xu Que stepped on the accelerator, the car’s speed increased so rapidly that it hit the maximum of 300 kilometers per hour, which even exceeded the limit of the speedometer!
Swish, swish, swish…
Acting tough is just like a breeze to me!
Xu Que’s car moved as if it was piercing through air and slicing the wind. It was a magnificent sight to behold.
He chased the leaders from behind, agilely maneuvering left and right on the narrow mountain path, constantly catching up and overtaking the divine chariots in front of him.
The audience exclaimed repeatedly at Xu Que’s performance, obviously enjoying this splendid entertainment!
“Fuck, look at the glass of water in Xu Que’s divine chariot!” someone cried out in consternation all of a sudden.
Everyone turned to look upon hearing that…
The crowd was made up of cultivators, and it was easy for them to see clearly what was happening inside each and every contestant’s divine chariot just by using their Soul Strength. And so, when they looked at the glass of water inside Xu Que’s AE86, they couldn’t help but inhale a mouthful of cold air!
“How… how is this possible?”
“Just now this divine chariot was drifting at such a high speed, yet not a single water droplet has spilled out of the glass!”
“How does this guy do it?”
“This is too appalling. He is moving at such a great speed, yet there isn’t even any jolting or shaking in the glass. There are only some slight ripples at times, but totally no sign of spilling at all!”
“He’s so good at this!”
Many people could not believe their eyes and were filled with astonishment. Some of the crowd were completely impressed!
They believed that the divine chariot of Xu Que was so formidable that it could make them feel like they were suffocating just by looking at it!
The Third Prince, Seventh Princess and the rest of their group now wore joyful smiles as they saw the hope of securing a good position in the race.
On the other hand, the Eldest Prince, the Eighth Prince and their supporters looked grim and gloomy. Right then, they didn’t think that Xu Que would threaten their teams in the fight for being first, but they were alarmed by Xu Que’s ability in controlling his divine chariot!
They knew that if the Second Prince had not cast a barrier spell and wasted Xu Que’s precious time, the first place of the Divine Chariot Contest would have easily been taken by him.
The Second Prince and Zhang Lin clenched their fists. Their veins were showing clearly, indicating their raging fury!
Originally they had wanted to make use of this opportunity to destroy the Third Prince’s chance at the position of Crown Prince. But Xu Que’s current performance had shown that he would have no problem in securing a position among the top ten!
This filled the Second Prince with resentment. He had worked hard and paid a huge sum to invite Zhang Lin to his team. He hadn’t expected that in the end, his team would be unable to secure a spot in the top three. Not only that, but he would have to receive 100 strokes of the stick!
The 100 strokes meant nothing, but losing face was a big problem!
After the end of the contest, I want this rascal to die without a proper place of burial!
The Second Prince emitted fierce killing intent as he cursed Xu Que in his heart!
At the same time, the large group of divine chariots had passed through half the mountain and were moving rapidly towards the top!
Both Qi Yun Fei and Gao Qiao Jie were still in the lead, but soon enough, both of them slowed down at the same time!
This was because they were now facing the five, consecutive U-shaped curves in the road. The angles were trickier. This would surely be a spine-tingling challenge that would test the ability of the contestants!
Even powerful chariot drivers like Qi Yun Fei would have to slow down and drive steadily through the five consecutive curves.
“The most difficult part is coming!”
“I’m looking forward to it! Perhaps this part of the track will be the key that will determine who will win the race!”
“Precisely, passing the five consecutive curves is a huge test for a contestant’s Soul Strength as well as their control of the spiritual enchantments. Only the strongest can win first place!”
“After all, the first round was set up by the Metal Emperor to differentiate the ones with immense Soul Strength and the ones with strong control of their enchantments!”
“Yes, only cultivators who are strong in both these areas will be able to do well when they enter the Imperial Tombs!”
“The first round of the contest is so important. Cultivators who are strong in both aspects have higher chances of getting to the Dragon Veins, although so far there isn’t anyone who can reach that far!”
“So far we can’t tell who the champion will be. I can’t wait to find out!”
“It’s not hard to guess. First of all, Chariot King Zhang is now out of the race. Secondly, although Xu Que is catching up fast, too much time had been wasted earlier; he won’t be able to take first place. So, the one who will be first will either be Qi Yun Fei or Gao Qiao Jie!”
“I agree. It should be one of them!”
Everyone started to analyse who would be the winner.
In actual fact, nobody doubted Xu Que’s ability. Nevertheless, the incident with the Second Prince earlier on had taken up so much time that no one felt that he would be able to catch up to either Qi Yun Fei and Gao Qiao Jie before they reached the finishing line!
Even the Third Prince and the Seventh Princess were praying that Xu Que would keep up with this performance and simply obtain a position within the top ten! That would be good enough for them!
However, in Xu Que’s eyes, he only wanted first place!
As the Act Tough King, if he could not win and be champion, how would he be able to act tough?
Xu Que stepped onto the accelerator. The car instantly experienced another burst of speed. It moved through the racing course like black and white lightning!
“Darn, why isn’t Young Hero Xu slowing down?” someone exclaimed, seeing Xu Que speeding up again.
The crowd started to make a commotion at the sight.
“Come on, he actually wants to use that method from earlier to continuously drift through the five curves?”
“But it’s impossible! These curves are much trickier than the one from before. If he drifts like that for all five curves, he’s going to end up crashing onto the mountain!”
“Maybe he isn’t familiar with the terrain here. He’s going to suffer from that disadvantage!”
Many people were shaking their heads.
However, Xu Que was getting more excited. He started to shake his body in a rhythm as he was boiling with excitement!
“Haha, the five consecutive curves, I’m coming! Come on, everybody, get high!”
He gave a loud cackle, wound down the window and pressed the button to play a DVD from inside the car! Click!
Instantly, a piece of lively and upbeat music began to blare. It emanated from the car window and resonated through the Imperial Tombs!
“In my name, drifting in my youth,
The accurate calculation of winning and losing,
I stepped on the wheels of fire, drifting in my youth,
The story we’re in, we’re acting out our lives…
Drift, drift, drifting,
I go round the mountain where the raindrops fell,
Drift, drift, drifting,
Went inside a tunnel again piercing through the wind…”
Jay Chou’s song, Drift, was playing at the Imperial Tombs!
Xu Que swayed along melodically in the driver’s seat. As he passed by the divine chariots one by one, the corners of his mouth formed a faint smile. He looked straight ahead at the upcoming five consecutive curves!
“Heheh, in my BGM, nobody will be able to beat me!”