Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 572 - The Stone-Cutting Convention!
Chapter 572: The Stone-Cutting Convention!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The crowd was in uproar.
After all, Xu Que was a cultivator in the Infant Transformation Stage. These people also didn’t want to offend a cultivator like him without any reason!
Fortunately, Liu Jingning had also concealed her cultivation level, otherwise, as a cultivator in the Void Training Stage, she might have startled the City Governor as well.
But at that moment, Liu Jingning was so annoyed that she was almost about to spit!
She had thought that Xu Que would step forward and stick up for her, but Xu Que had just introduced her as an androgynous man, which pissed her off immediately.
Only then did she realize what was wrong. She had disguised herself as a man, and although she was wearing a long robe and had changed her appearance, she had forgotten to cover up her figure.
According to Xu Que’s speech, she knew that he must have long known, but he deliberately hadn’t told her so that she would make a fool of herself in public.
“Xu Que, you little b*stard!” Liu Jingning ground her teeth with hatred, then dashed out of the city immediately.
At this moment, she couldn’t stay any longer, and had to tidy up quickly, or she wouldn’t be able to stand it anymore.
“Hahahah!” Xu Que and Buttface were so happy and burst out in laughter.
“Little brat, you’re too mean. How could you work out such a cruel move? You’re shameless!” Buttface said.
Xu Que slapped Buttface’s forehead and widened his eyes, saying, “You’re asking for a good spanking! How could I be a man with vulgar interests like that?”
“Damn it!” Buttface became annoyed immediately and was ready to rush up to fight with Xu Que.
At this moment, there was a commotion ahead, and the people in the street were rushing toward one building.
“Quick, the Stone-Cutting Convention is about to commerce!”
“I’ve heard that people from many big sects and families will participate in this convention. It’ll be quite exciting!”
“It’s more than that! I’ve heard that this time, the Jiang family and the Gong family worked together to bring a lot of ancient stones here from the outskirts of the Heaven Dragon Cave, which is one of the Nine Deathtraps.”
“Oh my god, this time, maybe something good will be discovered!”
“Come on, let’s go have a look.”
People were talking about the event, and more and more people were hurrying towards the building.
“A Stone-Cutting Convention? Little brat, would you like to go and have a look?” Buttface was excited immediately, his eyes lit up.
Xu Que was in a daze for a moment, and something occurred to him.
“That’s right! The item that I got at the stone quarry of the Jiang family…”
Just then, he had focused his attention on the fight and had thrown an item into the System Package before he could take a closer look at it. Now, he thought about it and immediately opened the system interface.
In the storage grid of the System, an item of a jade-like substance was surrounded by a faint halo.
“A Dragon Soul Element?” Xu Que was stunned.
That thing, unexpectedly, was another Dragon Soul Element, which looked even bigger than the one stolen by Buttface.
However, it seemed that this item was still useless!
Regardless of its size, the properties of the two Dragon Soul Elements were exactly the same—a probability of sixty percent in getting a Basic Star Rank magic, a probability of fifty percent in getting an Intermediate Star Rank magic art, and a probability of thirty percent in getting an Advanced Star Rank magic art.
Ding! “Two Dragon Soul Elements have been found. Are you going to merge them?”
Suddenly, the warning tone of the System sounded!
Xu Que was instantly shocked. Could these items be merged?
An interface popped up in the system immediately. After the merging of two Dragon Soul Elements, the probability of obtaining magic arts will be enhanced.
“Then try to merge them!” Xu Que wasn’t confident in his luck today but he still agreed to try.
The System interface immediately flashed. The two Dragon Soul Elements were turned into two strands of green light that intertwined and merged with each other.
Ding! “The merging was successful, congratulations to the host for obtaining a Two-Star Dragon Soul Element!”
[Two-Star Dragon Soul Element]
A probability of one hundred percent in getting a Basic Star Rank magic art, a probability of eighty percent in getting an Intermediate Star Rank magic art, and a probability of fifty percent in getting an Advanced Star Rank magic art.
“Wow, this time, it’s profitable!” Xu Que was pleasantly surprised.
His goal was only the Advanced Star Rank magic arts. Through merging, the probability had been enhanced to fifty percent from thirty, so he had really gained a lot this time.
For something like luck, two thirty percents didn’t equal sixty. However, one item with a probability of fifty percent was definitely better than two items with probabilities of thirty percent!
If he could get more Dragon Soul Elements, he could probably be guaranteed Advanced Star Rank magic arts through merging!
It’s interesting, I’d better keep this item safe! Xu Que murmured to himself delightedly.
Bad luck today? It’s definitely not! Strength is the ultimate decisive factor! When I obtain an Advanced Star Rank magic art, I will crush my enemies easily!
Xu Que’s mood had been changed a little. In the past, he might have been inclined to be opportunistic, but now, he put more and more importance in his strength!
“Little brat, aren’t you going to find a hotel? Why are you still here?”
At this moment, the voice of Liu Jingning could be heard.
She had become a little wiser this time. She had not only changed her figure, but even lowered her voice deliberately to make it more neutral.
“Buttface said he will attend the Stone-Cutting Convention, and I can’t stop him. It’s okay to go and have a look!” Xu Que replied.
Originally, he was not interested in this Stone-Cutting Convention, but now he was eager to get more Dragon Soul Elements, which could only be obtained from ancient stones!
Hearing that, Liu Jingning immediately changed her expression and said immediately, “No, the Stone-Cutting Convention is not a good place for you to make trouble. You should know that this event is guarded by many powerhouses in the Void Training Stage! If you make trouble there, even I can’t protect you!”
“Just the Void Training Stage, which is nothing to me! Right, Buttface?” Xu Que said with a smile.
“Eh, perhaps we shouldn’t go this time. I feel sick now and need some rest!” When Buttface learned there would be powerhouses at the convention, he became cowardly.
“It doesn’t matter. If you feel sick, I can carry you there in my arms!” Xu Que grabbed Buttface’s collar and walked directly to the building.
Buttface changed his expression and shouted in horror, “Howl, no! I don’t want to go there! Damn it!”
Liu Jingning was bewildered and said again, “Xu Que, you…”
Xu Que turned around quickly and said with a light smile, “Don’t worry, I won’t make trouble this time. I just want to get something good out of the stones!”
“Really?” Liu Jingning remained deeply skeptical.
“Of course! I always keep my word!”
“Damn! Don’t believe him!” Buttface cried.
“But do you know how to cut stones?” Liu Jingning asked as she looked at Xu Que curiously.
“Are you kidding me? I’m the little prince of the Stone-Cutting industry, so I know everything about it. Let’s go, and let me show you the world of Stone-Cutting!” Xu Que laughed and walked into the building.
In fact, he knew nothing about Stone-Cutting. He only knew it was similar to betting on stones—one bought a stone first, then cut it; if nothing good was found inside the stone, one bought another stone and cut it again!
Anyway, this time, he had made up his mind to get Dragon Soul Elements in the Stone-Cutting Convention, no matter how many Spirit Stones he would spend on it.
Liu Jingning found she couldn’t waver Xu Que’s determination, so she could only go with him while shaking her head with a wry smile.
At this time, the building was ablaze with lights.
It was a building smaller than the Bright Moon Hotel. However, its decorations were as good as those of the Bright Moon Hotel! The quaint building was full of carved railings and jade inlays that were magnificently impressive.
A lot of people had gathered in the building, but there was a large open space in the middle, as spacious as a football field. Inside this area, a large number of strange stones were stacked and giving off intense Spiritual Qi.
All the people were pointing at the stones and discussing their quality.
Some people were watching the stones carefully and thoughtfully.
“Little brat, just buy a stone and try it!” Buttface was attracted by the stones and eager to try.
It seemed Liu Jingning was not good at stone cutting, but she still nodded and said, “This is just the peripheral area of the convention, and basically, buyers were not optimistic about the stones here. But you still can try one or two first, perhaps you’ll get a precious item if you’re lucky!”
“One or two? Are you kidding?” Xu smiled immediately.
After that, he stepped forward and shouted loudly, “Listen, today, Wang Sicong of the Exploding Heavens Faction will buy all the stones here, just wrap them all up for me!”