Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 382: Deep Waters Of The Royalty
Chapter 382: Deep Waters Of The Royalty
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The air inside the whole bedroom seemed to have frozen.
The Empress Dowager stared at Xu Que coldly but with a righteous aura. He stood upright and looked at her with a clear conscience.
Perhaps she thought that there was nothing that she could do to Xu Que, so she could only let the matter rest by entering her bedroom and sitting down on a chair.
She also poured herself a cup of warm tea and said indifferently, “Young Hero Xu, I’ve invited you over because I have an important matter to discuss with you!”
“Your Majesty is too polite, please go ahead to say it,” said Xu Que in a gentlemanly manner, sitting right down on a chair opposite her.
The Empress Dowager pushed the cup of warm tea over to Xu Que. In a nonchalant tone, she said, “if I am guessing correctly, Young Hero Xu wanted to go to the Water Nation because of the Genesis Water Herb, correct?”
“Ah, you’re so clever. You actually guessed it!” Xu Que blinked and smiled. He didn’t bother about the cup of warm tea and pretended that he had not noticed it.
After all, he was all by himself—one should not simply eat or drink things offered by strangers! Who knew if the Empress Dowager had done something to the drink?
What if she covets this Act Tough King’s body and has drugged the drink? thought Xu Que.
The Empress Dowager could sense Xu Que’s worry about the cup of tea but she remained silent about it. In her usual indifferent tone, she continued, “Young Hero Xu may not know that the Dragon Veins in the Water Nation are very special, for they are sealed in ice. If you break it forcefully, the spiritual herb may dissipate. I happen to have a treasure called Godly Ice Permeable Shuttle that can help you pick the spiritual herb with ease!”
“Oh? There exists such a thing?” Xu Que smiled faintly and appeared unaffected by the piece of news.
So what if the Water Nation’s Dragon Veins are sealed in ice?
This Act Tough King has a System. Do you think ice can daunt me? System has the ability to directly extract the Genesis Water Herb. Why should I need to use your Godly Ice Permeable Shuttle?
The Empress Dowager was quite taken aback by Xu Que’s apathetic attitude.
“Young Hero Xu, what I’ve said is really true,” said the Empress Dowager earnestly. She thought that Xu Que did not believe her. “The Genesis Water Herb residing in the Dragon Veins of the Water Nation is really special. Only the Godly Ice Permeable Shuttle can help you get the herb.”
Xu Que shook his head. “Your Majesty, I don’t agree with you. As the saying goes, the world is full of wonders—ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough. The Exploding Heavens Faction has at least a hundred ways of extracting the Genesis Water Herb!”
The Empress Dowager was dumbfounded by Xu Que’s claims.
Originally, she had wanted to use the Godly Ice Permeable Shuttle as her bargaining chip to negotiate with Xu Que!
However, Xu Que was not at all impressed by the Godly Ice Permeable Shuttle. He even claimed to have a hundred ways of obtaining the spiritual herb. This had totally upset the Empress Dowager’s plans!
If such a situation had happened on Earth, the Empress Dowager would certainly make this remark: you boast so well that you scatter all my thoughts!
After a brief moment of silence, the Empress Dowager nodded her head slightly. “Seems like I’ve underestimated Young Hero Xu’s capability. If Young Hero Xu does not think that this rare shuttle can help you, then I won’t waste Young Hero Xu’s time any longer. Speaking honestly, I know that there is a type of pill that can be found in the Imperial Tombs of the Water Nation. I would like to ask young hero Xu to help me remove it, since you’re going there anyway!”
“Oh? What kind of pill is it?” Xu Que’s curiosity was piqued.
The Empress Dowager replied solemnly, “Eight-Star Ice Jade Pill!”
An eight-star pill?!
Xu Que was taken aback by her reply. What kind of country is the Water Nation to actually have eight-star pills? he thought.
Within the five nations, even six-star pills were rarely seen. And now he had been told that the Imperial Tombs of the Water Nation actually contained eight-star pills. If this news were to get out, many cultivators from all over the world would be flocking to Water Nation’s Imperial Tombs to become tomb raiders!
“From what I know, the Water Nation’s Imperial Tombs contain three Ice Jade Pills,” the Empress Dowager said softly. “These pills are priceless and only have an effect on female cultivators. I would like young hero Xu to bring back one pill to me. Please feel free to state your conditions!”
Xu Que was left speechless.
What kind of effect does this Ice Jade Pill has that could make the Empress Dowager say ‘please feel free to state your conditions’?
Tsk, this is too embarrassing! This Act Tough King is not that kind of person!
“Your Majesty, what kind of effect will the Ice Jade Pill have on female cultivators?” asked a curious Xu Que.
The Empress Dowager’s eyes shifted slightly away. She replied indifferently, “Young Hero Xu should be able to tell that I have been caught in a kind of… bottleneck for many years. This pill contains an immense amount of essence of dao and spiritual Qi that can help me break through this bottleneck in life.”
“I see!” Xu Que nodded his head.
However, he was sneering inside his head.
He didn’t believe what the Empress Dowager had said. An Eight-Star Ice Jade Pill to help her break through her bottleneck? Well, there wasn’t any problem with that claim!
But, simply for the sake of breaking through her bottleneck in life, a well-respected figure like the Empress Dowager was actually asking Xu Que to state his conditions freely. Xu Que smelt a rat!
Instantly, Xu Que called out System and inquired, “System, what use is this Ice Jade Pill?”
Ding! “This Ice Jade Pill is high-grade medicine that purifies and rejuvenates bone marrow. Only a female virgin cultivator at the stage of Infant Transformation can consume the pill. After taking the pill, their innate talent and spiritual roots will be greatly enhanced so that chances of evolution will be higher!” explained the System inside Xu Que’s head.
Xu Que was confused in that moment!
This pill only works for female virgin cultivators?
The Empress Dowager even had grandchildren. Why would she need that pill? Could it be that the pill was meant for the Seventh Princess?
But the Seventh Princess was only at Level Three of the Original Infant Stage. To consume that pill, one had to be in the Infant Transformation Stage. In any case, the Empress Dowager really seemed to want the pill for herself.
Xu Que was filled with doubt. Thinking back to when the Empress Dowager had been explaining the use and purpose of the pill, she had been avoiding eye contact. Xu Que knew then that this matter was not as simple as it seemed!
The waters of the Royal Family are indeed deep!
If the Empress Dowager is a virgin, how many people will be scared to death?
Xu Que’s eyes narrowed slightly at that thought as he took a look at the woman who was wearing a veil before him. He smiled lightly at her.
“What do you say, Young Hero Xu? Why are you smiling at me? Is there anything on my face?” asked the Empress Dowager with a slight frown.
Xu Que smiled and replied, “everyone has a love for beauty. The Empress Dowager is as beautiful as a fairy, I’m purely appreciating your beauty.”
“Young Hero Xu, please show some respect!” The Empress Dowager gave an icy glare and her brows knitted closer together than before.
“Alright, I’ll cut to the point now. There’s no problem in getting the Ice Jade Pill! But…” Xu Que paused and looked serious. “The focus here is the ‘but’! Why should I bring back the pill to you? You said that I can state anything I want, but I don’t need anything. This deal is meaningless to me!”
The Empress Dowager was confounded. “Young Hero Xu,” she quickly said in a persuasive voice. “I have numerous treasures and magical weapons. I can give them to you if you like. I can even… I see that you’re rather close with the Seventh Princess. If you really like her, I can help with that!”
“Ah? You are giving me the princess?”
Xu Que was stunned and without much thought he blurted, “so… can you be given to me?”