Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 396: We were bound to win
Chapter 396: We were bound to win
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Situ began to tell him what had transpired in great detail, and Xu Que listened very carefully.
He was very interested in the past of the Water Empress.
Long ago, the late Emperor of Water Nation had noticed that the Ice Queen wanted to make the country her own.
When the Ice Queen realized that her conspiracy had been discovered by the late Emperor, she and her peers cooperated to attack him.
At that time, the Water Empress had just finished her studies at Sky Incense Valley when she discovered the dispute over the throne between the late Emperor and the Ice Queen!
It was said that everyone involved in this battle had died, so no one really knew what had happened during the fighting.
In the end, however, the Water King had been injured, and the Ice Queen had also been severely injured and fled. After that, no one really knew where the Ice Queen had gone.
While the late Emperor of Water Nation was on the verge of death, he asked all his officials to gather in front of him and made the Water Empress his heiress. Soon after, he had died.
Fifty years later, the Ice Queen recruited a group of soldiers and gathered the Ice Troops from abroad. She then returned to seek vengeance.
However, at that time, the Water Empress had retreated to Fire Country to enhance her powers in seclusion. The Ice Queen took this opportunity to launch a sneak attack at Water Nation. She also bribed many officials, after which chaos swept across the whole country.
In a few months, over half the territory of Water Country had become occupied by the Ice Queen. When the Water Empress returned, it was already too late to save her country.
Hearing this, Xu Que was a bit confused.
As far as he was concerned, when the Water Empress had come back from Sky Incense Valley, she must have still been in the Original Infant Stage.
I don’t believe that she managed to help the late Emperor defeat the Ice Queen. There must be more to it. Besides, why did the Ice Queen suddenly decide to usurp the throne? When she was defeated, she even managed to flee overseas. Moreover, how did she manage to recruit an army and take control of the entire country in less than a few months?
Obviously, someone else must have helped the Ice Queen. Otherwise, she would not have been able to accomplish all this.
“They must have a secret!” Xu Que murmured and shook his head.
Situ was stunned and asked, “What do you mean? Are you talking about the Water Energy in our country?”
“Never mind. By the way, you have not told me how the Water Empress came to be imprisoned in the mountain. She is powerful enough, it would be nigh impossible for her to be captured,” Xu Que said.
Xu Que knew that the Water Empress had been strong enough to combat the Old God of Killing, who had been in Level 8 of the Infant Transformation Stage.
Hearing this, Situ’s face became gloomy and she continued in a low voice, “When the Water Empress came back, she came to Snow City first. Then she went to the holy ground of the Snow Mountain, as if trying to find something that could help her to overturn this situation. Somehow, the Ice Queen knew about this and took fifty thousand soldiers of the Ice Troops to the holy ground!”
“Fifty thousand soldiers plus the Ice Queen? And then was the Water Empress caught?” Xu Que was shocked. “No way! Even if she could not win, she must have run away alive!”
“I do not know what had happened!” Situ shook her head and said, “Later, the Ice Queen came back and told us that the Water Empress had been imprisoned in Snow Mountain forever and asked us to surrender. At first, I did not believe what she had said. In the past, when the Water Empress went up to the mountain, she would come back ten days later and ask me to wait. But this time, after twenty days, she still had not come back…”
Xu Que frowned and asked, “You haven’t gone to the mountain and checked yourself since then?”
“I have, but I cannot make to the holy ground! There is an abyss that separates me from the holy ground, and besides, there is an ancient restrictive enchantment that can take away people’s powers!”
Situ shook her head. “In the past, there had been a rope bridge that led to the holy ground. But the bridge has already been cut off. I could not possibly make it to the other side whilst my power is being stripped away! Moreover, tens of thousands of soldiers of the Ice Troops are camping around the holy ground and have even built walls. It is basically impossible to build another rope bridge!”
“You can try to fly to the other side!” Xu Que said without thinking.
Situ was shocked and said, “Hero Zhuge, I have said already that the restrictive enchantment there was very powerful. My energy would lose its effect, so I could not fly!”
“Who said that one cannot fly once his energy lose its effect? Let me show you something that I have been keeping for many years.” Xu Que summoned his system storage.
There was more than one way to fly when one’s powers were lost.
For examples, some helicopters…
But as Situ has said, the Holy Ground is heavily guarded, and they have even built a city wall. A helicopter would definitely be spotted by them! Besides, a helicopter cannot lift thousands of soldiers at once. Also it would cost me many Acting Tough Points to rent the helicopter. With the points I have now, I cannot rent too many helicopters.
“Hero Zhuge, do you really have other ways?” Situ asked.
Zhuge Liang… ah, I almost forgot the secret weapon that Zhuge Liang often uses!
“Situ, do not worry. Have you ever heard of the Kongming Lantern? Or paragliding?” Xu Que smiled.
When it came to Zhuge Liang, many people would think of the Kongming Lantern, and Xu Que would even think of paragliding.
Making these objects would not cost much time or money, and could have very good results!
Hearing what Xu Que had said, Situ was confused and had no idea what he was talking about.
Then Xu Que took out some design papers for the Kongming Lantern and a paraglider. He put them on the table and said with great confidence, “Come, I have got some design papers. We can ask some experienced craftsmen to make some lanterns according to these papers. The more the better.”
Situ looked at the papers and asked, “Hero Zhuge, will it work?”
“Yes! We can definitely scare them to death when they see us dropping from the sky!” Xu Que said with great excitement.
Situ looked at the papers and saw an image of a strange lantern and a big triangular kite.
How could this work? It is impossible!
“Trust me! People already tried this thousands of years ago!”
Still, Situ was not convinced.
“But…Hero Zhuge, even if we manage to get to the other side, there are thousands of them. We have only have a few thousand soldiers, how can we win?” Situ asked again.
After all, once they stepped into the Holy Ground, their energy would lose effect. Even Xu Que would not be able to use his powerful magic.
“Do you know what is the most important thing for winning a battle? Apart from your strongest and most courageous soldiers, you need to have strong soldiers and horses, as well as a very smart military advisor! But now you have already got a counsellor… as for strong soldiers and horses, leave it to me!” Xu Que said.
“Military advisor? You mean my second uncle?”
“No. I will be the military advisor!”