Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 434: The Water Empress Came Back
Chapter 434: The Water Empress Came Back
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
In fact, Xu Que had already guessed that the Water Empress might not be the daughter of the late Emperor. Her personality was so outstanding, a woman like her would never be born in a country like the Water Nation.
Besides, Liu Jingning had already told him that the Water Empress came from the Jiang Family.
Where is the Jiang Family? How big it is? Well, I have no idea.
Thinking of this, Xu Que realised that he knew basically nothing about the Water Empress. So when the Duke mentioned this, he suddenly became very interested.
Apart from the fact that she was not the real daughter of the late Emperor, the Duke seemed to have no idea where the Water Empress had come from or why she hadbpretended to be the late Emperor’s heiress.
The third Duke said in a low voice, “It is not important to find out where she really comes from. No matter what happens, I have got proof to show that she is not the daughter of the late Emperor.”
Hearing this, Xu Que felt a bit unhappy.
F*ck you! No one asked you to prove that!
The Duke said, “General Zhuge, I admire you very much. I meant to invite you here today, but then you came without my invitation. If you agree to become my ally, with the soldiers I have and the secret I hold, we can definitely take the throne! When I become the new Emperor, I will give you whatever you want.”
“Go to hell! You know nothing and are just wasting my time.” Xu Que said angrily.
The Duke did know that everyone in the city had already known about his scheme.
Xu Que was only interested in where the Water Empress really came from. But since the Duke knew nothing about it, he thus felt there was no need to keep him alive.
“How dare you talk to me in that tone? You…” the Duke was shocked by Xu Que’s words.
“You should go and meet your maker now!” Xu Que prepared to kill him with his sword.
The Duke tried to break free from his shackles, but as he had been kicked by Buttface, he was injured and could not move.
“Wait! I can promise you that once I become the Emperor, I will grant you fortunes that will be enough for you to live out your life in luxury!” the Duke shouted.
Hearing this, Xu Que sneered. “I just want magic inscriptions.”
“Of course, there are plenty of magic inscriptions in the palace. You can pick what you like!” the Duke shouted.
“Don’t bother. I can still pick and choose after I talk with the Water Empress,” Xu Que said.
The sword quickly flew down like lightning, leaving a slash on the Duke’s throat.
“You are just a Duke, how dare you take away the throne of the woman I admire!” Xu Que said angrily.
“Huh…” the Duke opened his mouth.
Then the light in his eyes dimmed, and he died.
For Xu Que, killing a Duke was not a big deal. But for the people in the Imperial City, it was really a big deal!
After all, the Duke was a Duke and a relative of the royals. He was not someone who could be killed at random by a General.
After Xu Que killed the Duke, he looted the Duke’s residence again.
When Young Twelve heard the news, he tried to flee the city. But since his penis was swollen, he found it difficult to run fast. At last, he was caught up to by Buttface and was kicked to death by him.
Buttface had meant to catch him alive so he could ask for a reward from Xu Que. He had never thought that Young Twelve would be such a weak creature.
The whole Imperial City was shaken by this news.
“General Zhuge killed the Duke, and his dog killed Young Twelve!”
“He basically killed the Duke’s whole family.”
“No matter how bad Young Twelve is, he is still the only male heir of the throne…”
“When the Water Empress comes back, General Zhuge and his dog are bound to be punished!”
“I do not think so. After all, the General has made such a great contribution to the city, so he will be fine. Besides, it was the Duke who wanted to rebel!”
“Then, that dog is surely going to be severely punished.”
After Buttface heard about this, he knew there was a big chance that he would be punished. That night, he stole a pile of food from the kitchen of the palace and ran away.
Before he left, he told others that it had been Xu Que who had ordered him to kill Young Twelve, and he would only come back if he was proved not guilty.
When Xu Que heard about this, he was speechless. He then went straight back to the palace and continued dwelling there as if nothing had happened.
During the time he was in the palace, the Princess Zi Xuan did not pay him a single visit.
Xu Que asked the System to recycle all the books of magic inscriptions that he had obtained, and changed them into the Skill Essence. Then he began to upgrade the Shadowmeld of Three Thousand Thunders.
This time, the process of upgrading reached 70 percent.
Xu Que was rather angry about this, but he could do nothing but curse the System.
After all, 70 percent was already quite a big improvement from before, and Xu Que was already at Level 10 of the Original Infant Stage, if he could make a shadowmeld of his own, the shadowmeld could also reach Level 10 of the Original Infant Stage.
Two days later, the Water Empress came back.
Flying down brandishing a shining sword, she landed on the ground slowly.
All the people and cultivators in the city felt very happy and shouted together, “Welcome home, Your Highness!”
The Water Empress smiled.
She walked forward slowly and elegantly. It seemed like she was walking slowly, but every step she took could cover the distance of a thousand miles.
Before she could reach the palace, Zi Xuan met her and told her everything Xu Que had done.
The Water Empress shook her head and smiled. “It’s fine, I already knew about this.”
“Sister, are you really going to let him go this time? He has killed the Duke and Young Twelve. All the people in the city are talking about this. If you do not punish him, people would say that you are mixing your personal feelings in with business.” Zi Xuan was shocked.
She thought the Water Empress’ reputation was very important, yes, and she did also feel that Xu Que had not done anything too extreme… but she thought the Water Empress should at least punish him a little bit.
The Water Empress smiled calmly. “If he were someone else, I might have been able to punish him. But he is Xu Que… I just can’t.”
Then she looked at the palace and asked, “Is he still in the palace?”
“He is, and he basically lives here as if the palace is his home!” Zi Xuan complained.
“Haha, it’s fine.” The Water Empress smiled.
“He lives in your bedroom! You still think that’s fine?”
Hearing this, the Water Empress’ smile froze.