Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 380: Xu Que Reforms The Imperial City!
Chapter 380: Xu Que Reforms The Imperial City!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
If you don’t believe me, you can try!
Try? If I really did that, they would be gone forever!
The Metal Emperor was dumbfounded and did not respond to Xu Que’s words.
Nevertheless, throughout the journey, his mind was constantly on Xu Que’s statement, ‘give me the Empress Dowager or the Princess’!
Although Xu Que had affirmed righteously that he would not accept such a gift, the Metal Emperor was still apprehensive and felt that he must stay vigilant on this matter!
Otherwise, if he was not careful, the young man before him could become his son-in-law as well as his stepfather any moment now!
Finally, Xu Que and the Metal Emperor entered the Palace.
Without any delay, the Metal Emperor immediately sent his men to prepare all the necessary and valuable rare materials, as well as large amounts of spirit stones to build the teleportation device that could cross over to another nation.
At the same time, the Emperor did not dare to let Xu Que loiter in the Palace. He also wasted no time and issued an imperial decree that granted Xu Que the highest authority for two days in order to allow him to reform the Imperial City!
The thought of searching for the Empress Dowager had not crossed Xu Que’s mind either. He just grabbed the imperial decree and left the Palace. He was thinking of looking for Buttface and was wanting to do something great together!
However, after they had entered the Imperial City, Buttface had run away and disappeared without a trace.
Xu Que chanted the strangling spell several times but Buttface never once came back to him.
Clearly, Buttface had resolved not to come back again and get tortured by him.
Xu Que could not help but shake his head in disappointment. He made up his mind that whenever he had nothing better to do, he would chant the strangling spell before the durability of the collar ended, so that Buttface could get strangled to death and would not harm anyone again!
Other than waiting for the Metal Emperor to finish building the teleportation device within the next two days, there really was nothing for him to do.
He thought that he might as well follow what the imperial decree had said and help the Metal Emperor do something great!
With the imperial decree in hand, his authority was tantamount to the Metal Emperor’s, which was very convenient for him.
On the first day, he led all of the city guards within the Imperial City out on a patrol to understand the hardships of the commoners. He earned a lot of Acting Tough Points in return!
After that, he booked the most notorious Yi Hong brothel in the Imperial City and made the entire group of city guards and captains wait outside the brothel.
Many of them were angry about the arrangement but they dared not voice their unhappiness.
In the end, Xu Que came out after just a short while and kept shaking his head. “This industry isn’t doing well enough. The girls are just average-looking. You there, hurry up and note it down that we must get His Majesty to build an Entertainment City, understand? It’s a big building where the casino and bars are downstairs and a hotel is upstairs!”
With that, Xu Que walked away, leaving the group of city guards and the guard captains in a daze.
Entertainment City? What is that?
“Eh, young master, why are you doing this?”
Suddenly, a middle-aged lady rushed out from the brothel chasing after Xu Que and shouted, “Young master, you haven’t paid up!”
Xu Que stopped in his tracks and turned around with a shocked expression. “Is this for real? I didn’t do anything and you’re asking for money?”
“You didn’t do anything? You chased away all the customers and called all the girls into your room. Surely you need to pay for that? Our rules are like that, once you call for the girls, you have to pay!” yelled the woman in her sharp tone. She placed her hands on her waist, completely ignoring all the city guards who were there.
Xu Que gave a vexed laugh. “Why should I pay when I did nothing to them?”
Then with a wave of his hand, he commanded, “men! Seal up this Yi Hong Brothel! The Imperial City is such a civilised place, how can such an unhealthy industry exist here? Seal it up and shut it down!”
The captains and all of the city guards were instantly bewildered!
Darn, why did His Majesty send such a shameless fellow to put the Imperial City in order?
Just a moment ago he was saying to build an Entertainment City but now, he wants to seal up Yi Hong Brothel. Not only that, but he even refused to pay up when he called for girls in the brothel! This is too brazen of him!
However, Xu Que had the imperial decree with him. All of them dared not defy the orders and really sealed up the brothel.
When the woman cried and beseeched Xu Que to let the brothel off, Xu Que had an unyielding attitude. He declared, “in a civilised city, places like this are a hive of filth and are not to be tolerated! I don’t have a problem with you wanting to do business in the entertainment industry. But your girls should not have gone into prostitution! I am Xu Que of the Exploding Heavens Faction. My wish is for world peace. Fight me if you’re not convinced!”
With that, he left the place in a righteous manner.
The commoners who were on the streets yelled and shouted in joy.
“Good! Go, seal it up!”
“This Yi Hong Brothel should have been sealed long ago.”
“Previously, because they had the backing of someone influential, they imposed all kinds of charges. Just a meal alone would cost over a thousand taels of silver. It’s totally a rip-off!”
“His Excellency is really wise!”
“This is great news. Now let’s see where my godd*mned husband will go tonight!”
The commoners applauded the forced closure of the brothel and Xu Que’s Acting Tough Points increased once again.
Subsequently, he really started introducing major changes to the Imperial City.
In just one night, he commanded all of the city guards to hang up a variety of horizontal banners that contained slogans with regards to civilization!
The next day, he even woke up early to teach the commoners in the city to sing the most popular songs about ethics, as well as the Chinese square dance.
Undoubtedly, this act helped the grannies and grampas in the Imperial City tremendously, as this gave them a newfound healthy hobby that could help them relax and enjoy life.
In just one day and one night, Xu Que became well-liked and respected by the commoners. They knew that the Emperor had sent the young man to reform the Imperial City!
This was really doing things to improve the lives of the people. No matter how successful it was or if it was even effective, everyone could at least feel that the royal family valued their people.
And thus, Xu Que became the star of the Imperial City who was loved by the people. He would be greeted by people wherever he went and most importantly, they were respectful of him!
However the city guards and captains following behind him wore gloomier faces as time passed.
One captain could not tolerate it further. He left quietly to inform the Emperor what had happened.
“Your Majesty, please do something about this. Young Hero Xu has been messing around in the city.”
“Oh? How did he mess around? I’ve actually heard that the people are very happy these two days.”
“Eh? The people are indeed happy but the way he does it, it’s too peculiar!”
“How peculiar is it? I’m busy with the building of the teleportation device and do not know what happened in the city. Tell me, what did Young Hero Xu do?”
“He… he shut down Yi Hong Brothel on the first day. Then he got us to put up banners with civilised slogans everywhere. He said that they could help the people to have civilised thoughts!”
“Oh? Civilized slogans? This seems interesting. What did he write?”
“If thou spit at whim, thou art utterly devoid of conscience!”
“Uh? Spitting is certainly not good. Anymore?”
“Robbery brings temporary joy but thou whole family shall be burnt!”
“Be civilized or die!”
“If thou breaks open another’s brain, those in jail will break open thine own!”
When the captain finished saying the slogans, the Metal Emperor’s face was stiff.
There was a long pause before he asked with a hint of embarrassment, “these… these are all written by Young Hero Xu, right?”
“Yes, Your Majesty, don’t you think this is messed up? There’s even something more dreadful… he taught people to sing and dance! Just this morning, someone came to the Magistrate’s office to file an official complaint that many middle-aged women, grannies and gramps are disturbing other residents.”
“Sing and dance?”
“Yes, and it’s extremely unpleasant to the ear. Your loyal subordinate will sing one part and Your Majesty will know why. One of the songs is like this!”
The captain touched and cleared his throat. “Hey girl, come and grab… come and grab, come and grab… come and grab some melon seeds, eh…”