Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 551 - Helen of Troy
Chapter 551: Helen of Troy
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Punch my chest with your little fists?
The young girl had never heard such a strange remark.
“Sorry, I was being rather inconsiderate and impolite. Please forgive me,” she said, forcing a smile.
“Never mind. Where is Jiang Hongyan?” Xu Que asked, waving his hands frantically.
He was through joking with this girl. He figured that something must have happened to the Water Empress; otherwise, the young girl would have simply told him where she was.
“I am sorry to tell you that Lady Jiang Hongyan is already gone. She left just a few days ago,” the young girl replied.
“What?!” Xu Que was stunned.
This can’t be true. We decided we would meet here. I even came here earlier than we had discussed. She can’t be gone already!
“And one more thing,” she said, her face serious. “I suggest you don’t tell anyone else here in the hotel that you are an old acquaintance of Lady Jiang Hongyan, otherwise…” She suddenly smiled. “I must be going. Make yourself at home.”
She then turned around, walking away so that she could help a group of people who had just entered the hotel. They were all happily conversing with each other. They were also all in the Infant Transformation Stage.
The two young women were in the ninth level of the Infant Transformation Stage. The young man was in the tenth level of the Infant Transformation Stage—he was about to reach the Void Training Stage! There were also a few more people behind them who were just entering the lobby.
Xu Que knew that she needed to help these people, but he still had questions that needed answering!
“Hey, what did you mean by that?” he asked as he caught up to her.
The young girl stopped and turned back to Xu Que.
“I haven’t said anything,” she replied politely.
“You know exactly what I mean. Fine, since you don’t want to tell me, I’ll just ask these youngsters about what they think about those who are friends of Lady Jiang Hongyan. Perhaps they’ll be able to help me!” Xu Que said, smiling.
He started toward the three cultivators, but the young girl stopped him.
“Fine! I will tell you!” she said.
“Please do,” Xu Que said with a smile.
“Lady Jiang Hongyan is a woman who breeds misfortune, like Helen of Troy,” the girl said in a hushed voice. “She hasn’t been here in decades. I never thought she would dare return at such a significant time… The Jiang Family, the Gong Family, the Bai Family… all the influential factions want to get their hands on her. Because of these many pursuers, she was not safe here in this hotel, which is why she left.
“…” Xu Que was speechless.
Xu Que almost cursed at the girl when she compared Jiang Hongyan to Helen of Troy. However, it became clear that she wasn’t using the term as an insult, so he held his tongue.
So, the Water Empress is a regular Helen of Troy here in the East Continent, huh? Hmm… what is that supposed to mean exactly? Yes, Jiang Hongyan is a beauty! But it does not make any sense for her to be targeted simply because of her beauty.
I have never heard of the Bai Family before, but I seem to remember that the Jiang Family is rather influential here in the Eastern Continent. Since the Jiang Family is in the same rank as the Gong Family, obviously, the Jiang Family is very powerful.
“You said you were surprised that she came here at “such a significant time.” What do you mean by that?” Xu Que asked in a low voice. If he was going to help the Water Empress, he needed to figure out what was really going on here.
“Do you really know nothing about the situation?” she asked, surprised. “Lady Jiang Hongyan is an incredibly powerful woman, but her full power has not yet been unlocked. If she had not failed to complete her cultivation, she would have become the most powerful person in the world. At this time, The Mystery Land Trial is about to begin. Her sudden appearance just before the trial is sure to make her even more of a target,” she said.
“Are you saying that she can’t participate in the Mystery Land Trial?” Xu Que frowned.
Xu Que had heard about the Mystery Land Trial in the South Continent quite a few times. But he had no idea what it was or how important it was.
“Lady Jiang Hongyan is the most talented person I have ever laid eyes on,” the girl said carefully. “If she joins the Mystery Land Trial and completes her cultivation, she will definitely become the most powerful person in the world. She would then be able to shift the very balance of the world if she wanted to. If she set her mind to it, she could destroy any faction she wanted. This is why the influential factions want to capture her so badly, to make sure that doesn’t happen.”
Shift the balance of the world? But her cultivating failed? Could the incantation contained in One Turning Into Three Pure Pellucid Ones have something to do with this? The Water Empress told me that she couldn’t continue with her cultivation because she only has two of the six parts of the incantation. Now she has three of the six parts since I gave part three to her, but the incantation is still not complete. I thought this incantation was only meant to create doppelgangers. I never thought it could be used to shift the balance of the world!
The Water Empress has enough talent to make anyone envious of her, but she has been told all her life that she was born to be a woman of misfortune. Of course, she wants to change her fate. She hoped she could change her fate by gathering the six parts of One Turning Into Three Pure Pellucid Ones, but she has been unable to find all the parts. Now, she is hoping that she can change her fate by entering the Mystery Land Trial. However, all the influential families in the East Continent are afraid of what she’ll do to them if she completes her cultivation, so they are forbidding her from participating in the Mystery Land Trial.
“I can understand how nearly every family and faction is unwilling to let her join the Mystery Land Trial, but the Jiang Family? If she becomes the most powerful person in the world, wouldn’t that be a good thing for them? Why are they also against her?” Xu Que asked, confused.