Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 374: Why Can’t I Eat It?
Chapter 374: Why Can’t I Eat It?
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The stone door was huge, standing at about two meters long and four meters high. It looked like it had merged with the stone wall.
The door was inscribed with runes which, from afar, resembled countless tadpoles. A daunting aura exuded from these ancient yet simple inscriptions!
Xu Que stood in front of the stone door, his eyebrows slightly raised.
The door was already ajar and it could allow for one person to pass through it at a time. Clearly, this meant that Buttface was one step ahead.
But beyond the stone wall, things looked as calm and still as water. There was no movement. This made him feel ill at ease.
“Eh? Why is the stone wall ajar?”
Just then, the crowd behind him saw that the stone door was already opened and was very surprised.
“According to the map, this door can only be opened when the rune combination is cracked.”
“Young Hero Xu, did you open the door? Are you that fast?”
“Hmm, is that really the case? If Young Hero Xu had opened the stone door, how come we heard no sound?”
The puzzled group of people looked at Xu Que with doubt.
Xu Que immediately curled up his lips and turned around, facing all of them. “It’s true that I opened this door. The inscriptions on the stone door couldn’t stop me at all. Moreover, I only used 80 percent of my strength and I pushed the door open faster than the speed of sound. So, naturally, none of you heard it.”
“Faster than the speed of sound? But it’s still weird to not hear anything,” voiced someone who was mulling over this.
Xu Que immediately glared daggers at the person. “What do you know? Don’t think you understand how we, the Exploding Heavens Faction, raid tombs. We have a special way of opening this type of door silently with barely any movement. If we created a scene just by opening a door, how could we call it tomb raiding? We might as well just call it archaeology!”
“Uh… Young Hero Xu is right!” All of the cultivators were frozen for a second and hurriedly nodded their heads in agreement, unable to refute the argument.
“Come on, the Dragon Veins should be in there, follow closely.”
Xu Que gestured for everyone to follow. He led the group, one by one, through the door.
Behind the stone door was a huge, glittering, magma cave. The inside was filled with natural, shiny, metallic minerals.
There were more than ten smaller tunnels. Nobody knew where they would lead to. Each tunnel was as dark as the night, so it was difficult to make out where they would end.
When everyone saw the smaller tunnels, they all looked serious and deep in thought.
“These passages are not marked on the map. Obviously, the previous deceased Emperors deliberately decided not to mark it!”
“One of the tunnels must lead to the Dragon Veins. That means the rest of the tunnels will be very dangerous!”
“It’s not easy to tell which tunnel is the correct one!”
Everyone started to feel distressed.
Some of them glanced at Xu Que, as he had been leading them, which had made them feel reliant on Xu Que for solutions and decision making.
This was especially evident for the Third Prince, Seventh Princess and their group. They totally viewed Xu Que as their leader, following his opinions.
“Young Master Xu, do you think we can crack this? Which one should we take?” the Seventh Princess asked softly as she came over to Xu Que.
Xu Que smiled. “This is too easy. I just need to make a prediction using my fingers!”
He was already equipped with geomancy skills as he had purchased the knowledge of various famous tomb raiders whilst raiding the Imperial Tombs of the Fire Nations. It was therefore not difficult to identify the real tunnel.
However when everyone heard that, they were astonished again.
F*ck! You also know this skill?
Just using your fingers to predict?
There are so many tunnels, how are you going to use your fingers to represent them? Have you really raided tombs before?
Suddenly, Xu Que stepped out and starting moving his fingers and chanting. “Looking for the dragon curling within the mountains, every twist and turn becomes a test, each test is like a set of eight dangerous and risky trials, but the yin yang eight diagrams will not appear!”
Just as he finished his chant, his finger extended outwards, pointing at a tunnel.
The corner of his lips curled upwards. “This is the one!”
The whole crowd stayed frozen.
D*mn it, just like that?
It’s that easy to find the correct tunnel?
Looking for the dragon curling within the mountains?
That sounds too cryptic. How did you calculate and work out the right tunnel?
The Seventh Princess and the Third Prince were staring with their eyes wide open. They had not expected Xu Que to know about geomancy and predictions.
Outside the Imperial Tombs, everyone was astounded as well.
“Looking for the dragon curling within the mountains, every twist and turn becomes a test! Awesome, really awesome!”
“This Young Hero Xu must have some background!”
“Seems like we really need to go find out who founded the Exploding Heavens Faction.”
The Empress Dowager who was inside her divine chariot communicated to her son, the Emperor, via Soul Strength. “My son, where exactly did this boy come from?”
The Metal Emperor was unable to give an answer. He replied with a bitter face, “Mother, I have sent out men to investigate. The scouts we sent to the four nations happen to be on their way back and will reach the Imperial Tombs soon!”
“Hmm!” The Empress Dowager acknowledged the reply and did not ask anything else!
Meanwhile, Xu Que had led the group into the tunnel.
As they advanced through the tunnel, Xu Que found some paw prints and the claw marks of a dog inside. Apparently, Buttface had taken the same tunnel as well.
There were some traces of fighting that seemed to have been caused by traps that had been sprung.
This convinced Xu Que that Buttface was definitely of extraordinary origins!
All this time, Buttface had managed to crack all the restrictive enchantments and know exactly where to go. That dog was certainly not as weak as he seemed!
The crowd went deeper into the tunnel.
In no time, they finally reached the end of the tunnel.
A familiar sound was heard.
Xu Que’s mouth suddenly twitched and he darted forward, wasting no time.
The group quickly followed as well and exited the tunnel fast… only to be welcomed by another scene that made them dumbfounded.
They saw a big black and white dog, with a face full of surprise and excitement, squatting on the floor. He was about to put a glittering spiritual herb into its mouth.
At that critical moment, a figure rushed right at the dog. It was Xu Que.
He was so fast that he resembled a flash of black lightning that had suddenly appeared in front of Buttface.
He lifted up his mechanical arm and slapped Buttface right in the face.
The crisp sound was immediately heard.
Buttface was sent flying, but he still held on to the spiritual herb relentlessly. He stared at Xu Que, extremely shocked by what had happened.
“How dare you f*cking try to eat that!” Xu Que was enraged.
All the cultivators present were in a daze now due to shock.
So this is how Young Hero Xu disciplines his pet!
No wonder that dog is so powerful! It must be because of Young Hero Xu’s teaching methods!
Buttface fell to the ground, his face full of annoyance. “F*ck! What do you want? I relied on myself to get this herb. Why can’t I eat it?”
“You’re a f*cking dog, you should eat sh*t!” shouted Xu Que. “You want to eat the herb? Why? Is this the kind of spiritual herb you can eat? Bring it to me quickly!”
He had come to the Metal Nation because of the Genesis Metal Herb. Now Buttface had beaten him to it and had almost eaten it. It was no wonder that he was infuriated!
Buttface responded acrimoniously, “this deity is a wolf, why can’t I have the right to eat it? Hmm…”
He was halfway through his sentence when suddenly, he paused, and looked at Xu Que’s Iron Man suit fervently with great interest. “Boy, what are you wearing? Or… this deity shall trade this herb for your suit?”
“No f*cking trade, hurry up and give me the spiritual herb or I’ll really feed you sh*t!” said Xu Que impatiently.
“Hmph, young man, don’t take it too far. This deity is the descendant of the Magic Dragon after all. You really think you can threaten me? Either trade me the suit you are wearing now or one hundred pots of stinky tofu. You choose!”
Buttface could tell that this herb was especially important to Xu Que, and thus felt fearless.
Xu Que narrowed his eyes. “Seems like you’re asking for a beating. You really want me to get the Sword Spirit to teach you a lesson?”
“Don’t use the Sword Spirit to scare me. If you don’t trade with me for this herb, this deity will definitely not hand it over.” Buttface was rather terrified at the mention of the Sword Spirit, but his attitude was still firm.
Xu Que was irritated and was about to call out the Sword Spirit through System to teach Buttface a lesson.
But before he did that, he suddenly saw a new item that was selling in the System Store. It was a Golden Dog Collar!
[Golden Dog Collar]:
A collar that has the same effect as the Golden Circlet. It can be used on demonic beasts. Its size can be freely modified via spell arts! (Note: This item is especially tempting for canine types of demonic beasts and your control of them will be strengthened.)
Price: 1,000 Acting Tough Points