Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 363: Not The Same As The Contemptible Wretches
Chapter 363: Not The Same As The Contemptible Wretches
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Xu Que really wanted to create something big this time!
One by one, he redeemed the necessary parts. His current pool of Acting Tough Points was deducted by 500, then another 500, and then another 500… He even accidentally redeemed a part twice as his hand got shaky. He nearly sat on the ground to cry his heart out!
But this time, Xu Que was redeeming the Iron Man not just for the purposes of acting tough. He wanted to clean up the whole group of these puppet obstacles!
This was because he now knew very well that this group of people inside the Imperial Tombs was completely incapable of breaking through this round!
Previously when he had gone for a drink with the Seventh Princess, she had told him in detail about this round of contest!
Nobody knew the exact numbers of the ancient armored puppets. They were after all the painstaking efforts of several generations of previous Emperors to guard and protect the Dragon Veins!
It was just that over time, the current Metal Emperor had become wiser and had begun to think differently to his ancestors. He had decided to excavate the Dragon Veins which could benefit the cultivators of the entire Metal Nation!
Hence, they needed not faith nor the fortune of the nation, they only wanted to be powerful and prosperous!
Xu Que agreed totally with the Metal Emperor with regards to this, for it was the right thing to do in his view.
Nevertheless, the restrictive enchantment on the Imperial Tombs was too strong. There would also be numerous traps inside as well. But just these puppets alone were enough to make the Metal Emperor rack his brains!
And that was how the Imperial Tombs Contest had come about!
For many years, all the Imperial Tombs Contests had ended at the round of the ancient armored puppets!
From the initial trials and experiments that had ended in failure to the rounds that had taken place in recent years, they had finally grasped the trend of the puppets’ power and had devised a plan to deal with the puppets. These were the results of all the failures that the entire nation had experienced!
However, the method that they had come up with was still barely satisfactory!
Although they had come up with the plan of weapon forging in the Imperial Tombs to take advantage of the restrictive enchantment’s loophole, they were still not able to destroy the tens of thousands of ancient armored puppets!
Every time they reached the seventh or eighth round, the magical weapons would have worn out and would no longer be able to withstand the never-ending stream of puppets. The participants would only be able to retreat!
Therefore, this round had practically been the last round of the Imperial Tombs Contest in every year previous, as no one had been able to get through the sea of armored puppets!
As for the contest this year, nobody had expected anyone to get through the puppets. Instead, they had pinned their hopes on more puppets being taken down!
The final rankings would be based on the number of puppets killed!
Outside the Imperial Tombs, the Metal Emperor and the crowd could see clearly what was happening inside the burial chamber via the Heaven and Earth Mirror which had the ability to give a live broadcast! Such mirrors had been installed inside the Imperial Tombs long ago, and there was one inside every burial chamber.
There were also individuals assigned to take the scores of the teams. Every puppet that the teams destroyed would be counted on the scoreboard. That meant the change in ranking would be immediate as well!
Of course, Xu Que was not bothered about all this!
Xu Que did not care who would become the Crown Prince. He was participating in this contest because he wanted the Genesis Metal Herb, and also the chance for acting tough!
So redeeming the Iron Man was therefore a must for him!
“Young Master Xu, worry not! Let me guard you while you’re forging the magical weapon!” the Seventh Princess said softly to Xu Que as he stood there without moving.
She thought that Xu Que was worried about no one guarding him and had not started the weapon forging for this reason.
“There’s no need to,” smiled Xu Que as he came around after hearing her. “The weapon forging method from the Exploding Heavens Faction is totally different from the method of those contemptible wretches!”
“D*mn, who are you calling the contemptible wretches?”
Immediately, the weapon forging masters nearby became unhappy upon hearing Xu Que’s words!
Many participants stared at Xu Que in annoyance!
“We’ve never even heard of the Exploding Heavens Faction. And you’ve got the cheek to come here and show off?”
“Our forging method is of the most orthodox amongst the five nations. By questioning us, you are questioning the prestigious forging masters who have been revered since ancient times!”
“This is really absurd! So what if you won first place for the race? You’re getting incredibly arrogant!”
“Young man, don’t be too presumptuous. The field of weapon forging is not as simple as you think!”
Many masters were shaking their heads in contempt. After several retorts and snorts, they continued to forge their magical weapons.
These masters were very swift and skilful with their hands. They were extremely familiar with forging magical weapons. They were the cream of the crop of weapon forging of the whole of Metal Nation.
Now that they were being mocked by Xu Que, it was only natural they would be peeved.
However, Xu Que did not care if they were masters or not!
If they were, that was even better. He could earn more Acting Tough Points when he stepped on them.
Master Zhou from the Third Prince’s team glanced at Xu Que with a scathing look. “Your Royal Highness, although this man won first place for the race,” said Master Zhou mockingly, “I have to say that he’s young, too aggressive and too arrogant. You can’t put this person in an important position in future!”
The Third Prince gave an awkward smile as he rubbed the tip of his nose. He did not say anything more!
Putting someone in an important position… he had his own thoughts about that. Others could hardly affect that decision.
If it weren’t for the fact that the result for this round depended largely on Zhou Lin Feng, he would not have forced himself to behave so humbly in front of him!
Nonetheless, he was a prince. He could submit, endure or assert himself as the occasion required. This was to be expected of a prince!
The Third Prince took a glance at Xu Que, who was beside him once again. He started to ponder over Xu Que’s actions:
This guy looks so confident. Maybe he can really create a formidable magical weapon? Then again, maybe this prince has thought too highly of him. How can there be such a versatile person in the world? More importantly, this guy is so young!
Xu Que saw the various expressions of the people before him. These sarcastic remarks were as common as his daily meals, he had never bothered himself with them!
“Seventh Princess.” Xu Que turned to the princess. “I need your help to free up some space for me. I will be assembling a huge magical weapon later!”
He had completed redeeming all the Iron Man parts and they were now inside his system inventory. The only thing he needed to do now was assemble the parts!
The most crucial part of the Iron Man suit was its power source, the Arc Reactor!
This thing encompassed an energy source that was so devilish it belonged to the category of high-technology weapons. Even in the Cultivation World, it would be considered awesome!
After redeeming the Arc Reactor, System informed that it needed to be recharged as it was currently empty!
For every two hours of energy charged, Xu Que needed to spend 100 Acting Tough Points!
This was not the same as the real Arc Reactor. The real Iron Man’s Arc Reactor did not work like this! But yet there was such a ‘feature’ available.
Xu Que felt that System wanted to extort more Acting Tough Points from him!
Although Xu Que felt heartache parting with the points, he had no choice but to grit his teeth and continue.
As the Arc Reactor needed time to recharge, Xu Que did not idle either. Both he and the Seventh Princess cleared some space to do the assembling work!
With the Seventh Princess helping him, he was able to secure an area of several square meters. He pulled out a big rectangular table with a length of slightly over two meters. Then, he took out the smaller components and laid them neatly on the table. With that, he began assembling the parts!
These Iron Man components were indeed extraordinary for the Cultivation World!
Looking at the material and the model design of the Iron Man, Xu Que felt comforted. He felt that it would all be worth it to redeem the Iron Man.
He was not interested in cheap goods!
He could not wait to see how everyone would react when he put all the parts together!