Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 370: Why Am I So Strong!
Chapter 370: Why Am I So Strong!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Is there not even a single one that can fight me?
When the crowd heard this, they nearly spat out a mouthful of blood!
Brother, these are puppets that can’t be taken out using skill arts!
God knows what kind of maniac weapon you have forged that is so formidable that it can take out the whole lot of them by itself!
Brother, why didn’t you go to heaven?
Everybody was silent; they were unable to face Xu Que. They lowered their heads and pretended that they had not heard anything!
The Eldest Prince looked slightly dazed.
The Second Prince’s face was ashen.
The Third Prince’s mouth was agape.
The Seventh Princess and the rest of the princes were wide-eyed with disbelief. They were unable to react.
Master Zhou and the other weapon forging masters were unable to raise their heads before Xu Que as well.
Previously, when Xu Que had criticised their methods for weapon forging, they had been enraged.
But now they had nothing to say, especially Master Zhou!
He had claimed earlier that he could destroy Xu Que’s armor in a single stroke. But Xu Que had proven to everyone that his armor could defeat the golden puppets effortlessly. That was a blow to Master Zhou, whose face had reddened with embarrassment!
Outside the Imperial Tombs, the atmosphere was quiet as well!
Everyone was aghast with shock!
Nobody thought that the metal parts he had been fiddling with could combine together into something so powerful!
“This… this is a good thing! Maybe the mining plans can be achieved in advance!” the Metal Emperor muttered to himself, looking somber and furrowing his brows.
He was aware that if Xu Que was able to break through the ancient armored puppets, there would be new progress with regards to the Imperial Tombs Contest… and there would be hopeful prospects for mining the Dragon Veins!
Further away, over at the Empress Dowager’s divine chariot, the Empress Dowager was also astounded. Her mouth hung slightly agape!
She had said earlier that Xu Que was just trying to be in the limelight and was just fooling around. She had even claimed that those metal pieces were useless!
But now, it was as if Xu Que had proven her wrong by mercilessly giving her a hard slap in the face!
The Empress Dowager’s feelings at this moment could be summed up in one thought—
This is f*cking embarrassing!
In fact, Xu Que knew that if his Iron Man suit were to face a cultivator of the Infant Transformation Stage, it would be smashed to pieces in no time!
But the thing was, these puppets were not human!
Both the ancient armored puppets and the golden puppets had no intelligence—they simply attacked any intruder they saw!
Most importantly, the restrictive spells on the puppets were very similar to those Xu Que had come across in Fire Country—they were all created to be strong against the cultivators’ skill arts!
When skill arts came into contact with these restrictive spells, they would lose their usefulness. It was even possible that they would turn into spiritual Qi, which could even strengthen the restrictive spells!
The only way to deal with these restrictions was with brute force—and from a distance!
After all, the puppets used long distance attacks as well. Iron Man’s energy did not constitute a skill art, but simply a form of energy!
Hence, an accessory like Iron Man or the Transformers would be the best choice for crushing these puppets, as they did not lack in attack power or agility.
When Xu Que had first revealed Iron Man, he had instantly harvested a high amount of Acting Tough Points!
This was definitely a huge act tough effort on his part!
Nevertheless, so far he had only recovered a little over 3,000 points, which was around one fourth of the initial cost. This made him feel bitter!
And so, Xu Que started to clamor for attention.
“Come! All puppets come to me!”
A beam of white light shot out from his palm, headed towards a golden puppet. Cracks instant appeared when it was struck. Although it wasn’t smashed to pieces, it lost its mobility and was paralysed like a toy that had run out of battery!
“Come on, come at me! I want to fight ten puppets!”
“Any more? I’ll just ask again, who else is there?”
“Is it really so hard to hope for a worthy adversary? I’m so lonely that it’s shameful!”
“Is it really so hard to find a strong opponent? Heavens, why am I so strong? Why?”
Xu Que continued taking out the puppets. Each and every golden puppet fell one after another!
As the crowd watched on, their hearts were filled with awe!
“This magical weapon can actually attack endlessly?”
“There is not even the slightest fluctuation of spiritual Qi. Doesn’t it need spiritual Qi to activate and power up?”
“Isn’t this like a divine chariot? The armor suit can be powered by Soul Strength and used to display such tremendous power!”
“From the looks of it, he’s going to… handle this round all by himself!”
Many of them were astounded as they continued to think deeper!
For decades, this round had been unbeatable. But looking at the way that Xu Que was taking out the puppets as if he was harvesting crops… this round could actually be beaten this time!
Outside the Imperial Tombs, the Metal Emperor and the crowd were looking forward to that.
However, just as Xu Que destroyed more than half of the golden puppets, a deafening noise suddenly reverberated through the Imperial Tombs!
The ground trembled as if it was about to split!
Lots of rubble was falling inside the burial chamber. The people outside the Imperial Tombs could see that the whole mountain had trembled!
“What’s going on?”
“Could someone have activated a horrible trap?”
Everyone was appalled and looked around vigilantly!
Suddenly, another deafening noise was heard and the ground shook violently once more. Some people almost stumbled to the ground as they were unable to keep their balance!
At that moment, everyone felt uneasy.
They could sense a powerful aura approaching them, fast!
Another thundering sound was heard, this time closer than before!
Everyone inside the burial chamber held their breaths involuntarily.
Those outside the Imperial Tombs stared intently at the Heaven and Earth Mirror.
They found the source of the deafening sounds coming from the depths of the tomb. There seemed to be a huge shadow rising out of the darkness, knocking into the walls of the tomb and crushing them to bits. It was heading in their direction!
As Xu Que was wearing the Iron Man suit, he could use Iron Man’s intelligence system to scan through the layers and layers of walls and locate the source of the thunderous sounds!
“A gigantic golden puppet? Can this be the big boss of the puppets?”
Xu Que was slightly surprised.
At this time, one side of the tunnel suddenly exploded in front of the cultivators!
With the collapse of the wall, an enormous golden figure stood in front of everyone.
This enormous golden puppet was more than three meters tall and very huge. The earlier golden puppets looked like dwarfs beside it!
The cultivators gasped, taking in a mouthful of cold air. They were petrified by the sight before them!
To think that such a gigantic golden puppet was actually hidden so deep inside the Imperial Tombs!
Must things go to such an extent?
The Founding Metal Emperors of Metal Nations must have been incredible, to bury such a daunting puppet in order to protect the Imperial Tombs!
The golden puppet before them was not only gigantic in size, but also possessed strength that was equivalent to a Level Five or Six Infant Transformation Stage cultivator!
What did that mean, then?
It meant that this puppet had strength that could contend with the Metal Emperor!
It could also contend with the leader of the Jade Sword Sect!
How could they f*cking fight this thing, then?
“This is no good, run!”
“Run! Don’t stop!”
“Young Master Xu, run now!”
“Young Hero Xu, quick, retreat!”
Everyone inside the burial chamber rushed towards the exit like tides of water!
The Seventh Princess and the other princes were amongst the agitated crowd moving towards the exit. They turned around and shouted at Xu Que, telling him to leave the place.
Xu Que was now standing before the tunnel, directly facing the giant puppet!
If that giant golden puppet were to kill someone, its first target would definitely be Xu Que!
“Oh no! Quick, get him out of there! Don’t let him die inside!” yelled the Metal Emperor who suddenly stood up outside the Imperial Tombs.
Xu Que was now the king of the elites in his eyes. Hence, the Emperor would not be able to stand seeing him die inside the Imperial Tombs!
However… he could do nothing but shout!
Once the Imperial Tombs Contest started, the restrictive spell had sealed off the exit so nobody could enter from the outside. They could only wait for the people inside to come out by themselves.
“This is bad. Why isn’t this guy running?”
“He’s probably scared silly by the puppet!”
“Will he die inside there? That giant golden puppet is bad news!”
Many people were frantically shouting.
Contrary to the crowd’s expectations, Xu Que had remained calm and indifferent inside the burial chamber!
“What reason is there to run? Didn’t I just say that we need to be calm in the face of danger, and that we need to be confident in ourselves?”
Xu Que laughed casually and shook his head. He looked right up at the giant golden puppet before him and sneered. “It’s just a bigger version of the other puppets. Can it be more powerful than the Hulk? Well, my apologies then, I happen to have the Hulkbuster Iron Man suit among the 20 different styles available to me! So… come out, Hulkbuster!”