Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 545 - Grass!
Chapter 545: Grass!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“As a principled scholar, you examine your integrity three times a day? Very elegant, I must say. But to be honest, I don’t feel like you are a principled scholar at all,” the young woman in white sneered.
Xu Que’s face grew serious.
“Young lady, you should always mind your words. For a principled scholar like me, the most important thing is integrity! You can’t possibly doubt my identity as a principled scholar!”
“You are going on about integrity with me?!” the young woman laughed.
The two old women standing next to her were silent. Their faces were covered by a veil, but Xu Que could tell that they were both emotionless.
“What I mean to say is that integrity is not something that one can chew upon,” Xu Que said.
Buttface was shocked.
He is indeed a great actor! Where did he learn to act so well?!
“Well, I have to say that you have got a sharp tongue like every other principled scholar does. But you wanted to rob us. Because of this, I am positive that you are not a principled scholar! Tell me, who are you, and what have you got to do with the dead people here?” the young lady in white questioned.
Xu Que noticed that the two old women had secretly moved to block the road in front of them.
“This is the first time that I have ventured upon this land,” Xu Que said calmly. “Just a moment ago, I saw smoke rising up into the sky, so I came here to see what was happening at the source of the smoke. I am not the one who has killed these people.”
“How can you prove you have nothing to do with this?” the young lady in white asked.
“I haven’t any proof. But I am a principled scholar. I never lie!”
“Nonsense! I don’t believe you are a principled scholar at all!” the young lady in white said, shaking her head.
“Then what can I do to make you believe I am telling the truth?” Xu Que asked.
Xu Que was searching for a good opportunity to run away with the help of his Devine Tracking Emblem. However, if he wasn’t careful, the young lady in white would see through his plan and capture them before he had a chance to use his Divine Tracking Emblem.
The young lady in white thought for a short while before she voiced an idea.
“Since you keep saying you are a principled scholar, then you must be good at making poems! Why not prove it by making a poem based on the surrounding environment? If you manage to create a good poem, I will believe you are a principled scholar.”
“Poems are a piece of cake to me,” Xu Que said with a smile as he looked around.
Xu Que took out a fan. The Divine Tracking Emblem was hidden on the other side of the fan. Xu Que gently waved the fan and gave a sudden shout.
“What?!” the young lady exclaimed.
The two old women were surprised and were about to attack Xu Que.
“Calm down,” Xu Que said frantically. “I was just reciting the title of the poem.”
Everyone was amazed.
The title of the poem?
I have never heard of a poem with the title “Grass”!
Why couldn’t you create a normal title? It just sounded like you were cursing.
“Lush grass on the plains, in one year, withers and thrives once each. Wildfire does not burn it completely; when spring winds blow, it lives again.”
Hearing this, the young lady in white and the two old women were stunned.
It seems that this poem truly is about grass. It sprouts in the spring, lives through both the summer and the autumn, and in the winter, it withers. When is burnt by fire, it sprouts again during the next spring.
This forest has been burnt to ashes and there are countless bodies on the ground. After a while, new grass will sprout here. As for the dead people, there will be others who will visit this forest. Besides, while it’s true that every minute someone dies, new babies come into the world at the same rate.
He has indeed made a good poem!
“It seems that you are a real principled scholar! What should I call you?” the young lady in white said with great interest.
Xu Que folded his fan and touched the Divine Tracking Emblem.
“My name is Li Bai, a member of the Exploding Heavens Faction!”
“The Exploding Heavens Faction? I have heard of this faction before somewhere,” the young lady frowned. “Hmm… Hero Li. I don’t care if you are a principled scholar or not. You still need to come with me! All the dead people here are the disciples of the Illusionary Flower and Moon Sect. They have all been ruthlessly killed. I have seen no one here but you and pet dog. If you and I had switched places, wouldn’t you hold me accountable for this?”
“I already told you that I have nothing to do with this!” Xu Que shouted. “I just happened to be walking past here when you came! I have made a poem as you have asked. You have seen my handsome face. I have even told you my name! You still do not believe me?! If you capture me, I will f*ck you until you cry and ask me to stop!” Xu Que cursed.
Hearing this, the young lady and the two old women were stunned. They never thought this gentle young man standing in front of them would suddenly start to curse like a thug.
Even Buttface was shocked by Xu Que’s words.
“Why are you in a daze?!” Xu Que shouted at Buttface. “We are leaving right now!”
Xu Que’s fingertip began to shine. He then grabbed Buttface’s collar and flew backward.
“Stop!” the women shouted in unison.
But it was too late. Xu Que and Buttface had completely vanished. It was as if they had never been there.
“Did he just use an Earth Shrinking Amulet? Impossible!” the two old women exclaimed together.
“That was no Earth Shrinking Amulet as far as I know,” the young lady said, “but he might have used a magic incantation which is similar to the power of an Earth Shrinking Amulet.”
“So, what should we do?” said one of the old ladies.
“They couldn’t have gone too far. You two go back to the Illusionary Flower and Moon Sect. Tell them to lock all the entrances of the ancient city and arrest that young man and his pet dog as soon as they are sighted.”
“And where are you heading to?” the other old lady asked.
“I need to head to Tian Luo City to meet someone at the Bright Moon Hotel.”
As soon as the Xu Que and Buttface came to a stop, they found themselves hundreds of miles away from the burnt forest.
Xu Que knew that he did not stand a chance against the young lady and the two old women. Besides, he had not fully developed his Killer Sword and Killer Book yet. Thus, it would be foolish to confront people who were that powerful right now, although he was dying to do so. Instead, he used more than ten Divine Tracking Emblems to get away from that forest.
“We have been here less than an hour and we have already met three people at the Void Training Stage… It seems that I need to reach a higher level!” Xu Que said.
“Sh*t! Those three women are too bossy! If it were not for you dragging me away, I would definitely have killed them!” Buttface said.
“Nonsense! If it were not for me, you would already have been killed and they would have feasted on cooked dog tonight!”
“F*ck you! I am a wolf, not a dog!”
“Stop talking nonsense! Where we are now?”
“Tian Luo City!” Buttface shouted.
“How do you know?”
“It’s written on the city gate!”