Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 578 - Competition
Chapter 578: Competition
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Nine hundred ninety eight?
The price for a piece of smelly tofu is 998 high quality Spirit Stones?
That’s nothing short of robbery!
All at once, the powerhouses of the big sects and families became speechless and stared at Xu Que in confusion.
The sovereigns were dumbfounded. None of them expected this guy to be bold enough to offer such a high price in front of powerhouses of the big sects and families!
He’s just robbing us!
The area fell into an awkward silence. Liu Jingning’ s eyelids were twitching because even she wanted to beat Xu Que up.
Couldn’t he live one day without causing trouble?
What he had was just some smelly tofu! Everyone who had just spoken to him was big shot!
If he could give them one or two pieces of smelly tofu for free he might leave good impression them, which could facilitate his future in the East Continent. This was absolutely worth the smelly tofu, and anyone in his position would know what to do.
However, this guy was unconventional enough that he dared cheat the powerhouses at the Void Training Stage! He must be tired of life!
“Hey, little brat, the smelly tofu is even more delicious than before! And the effect is even more extraordinary!” Buttface, who had swallowed several pieces of smelly tofu spoke suddenly, for he had belatedly sensed the smelly tofu was more delicious than before .
Xu Que smiled but didn’t say a word. After his Chef Identity level had been enhanced, the smelly tofu prepared by him was certainly more delicious and powerful than before. And the enhancement effect on Soul Strength was increased from one percent to ten percent.
Ten percent enhancement of Soul Strength was nothing for cultivators at low cultivation levels. However, it couldn’t be overlooked for cultivators at the Original Infant Stage or high stages. The higher the cultivator’s level was, the more the cultivator would benefit from the smelly tofu!
However, the only shortcoming for this enhanced smelly tofu was that one person could only have it once in his or her life, and the enhancement effect would not superimpose itself if one ate the smelly tofu several times.
That was also the reason Xu Que dared sell it. If the smelly tofu could infinitely enhance Soul Strength, he would have eaten it every day.
“Hum! Young man, isn’t your price too high?” an old man asked with a gloomy face asked in a way suggesting he wanted to warn Xu Que.
“The price is too high!” an old lady agree. “It’s true the waiter enhanced his Soul Strength after eating the smelly tofu. However, for cultivators like us, this enhancement is almost nothing!”
The rest of the big shots nodded one after another.
They could sense the enhancement of that waiter’s Soul Strength. As a cultivator at the Golden Core stage, the waiter enhanced his Soul Strength, but the enhancement was almost negligible for powerhouses like the old lady.
What interested them were the ingredients. If they worked them out, then they could make the smelly tofu by themselves and greatly enhance their Soul Strengths by eating the smelly tofu every day.
However, Xu Que just ignored their comments and continued to shout, “The last four pieces! The last four pieces in this pot! And the price for each is 998! Nine hundred ninety eight! It’s cheap and good! Don’t miss it!”
All the onlookers immediately became sheepish!
This guy is really going to make trouble! How can he keep shouting and ignore the comments of the two powerhouses?
But the real effect of Xu Que’s smelly tofu had gone far beyond their imagination! Ten percent enhancement of Soul Strength was indeed nothing for cultivators at the Golden Core Stage! What they didn’t expect was that the enhancement effect was same for each cultivation level!
However, the percentage was a relative value. If a cultivator at the Infant Transformation Stage ate the smelly tofu, his ten percent enhancement of Soul Strength was almost identical with the total Soul Strength of thousands of cultivators at the Golden Core Stage!
“My young friend,” another man said, “could you stop peddling for a moment? I want to talk with you!” This old man was quite different from the others. His tone was very gentle and he had a benevolent countenance.
Liu Jingning told Xu Que by delivering a message that this old man was Elder Feng Wudao of the Illusionary Flower & Moon Sect, who was much revered in the East Continent. She reminded Xu Que to watch his mouth to avoid offending Elder Feng.
Xu Que was a man who believed in first impressions. This old man was the only one who appeared nice among so many aggressive onlookers, which made Xu Que feel good. Although his behavior at the Bright Moon Hotel had offended the Illusionary Flower & Moon Sect, it wouldn’t prevent him from acting tough and cheating others.
Immediately, Xu Que smiled at the old man and said, “Sir, what do you want to talk about?”
“I have a pill which can enhance Soul Strength. It is called the ‘Soul Coagulation Pill!’”
Feng Wudao took out a pill with a faint smile. “After the waiter took your smelly tofu, the enhancement effect he experienced on his Soul Strength was almost identical to the effect of this pill. However, the price of this Soul Coagulation Pill is about 300 high-grade Spirit Stones or three high quality Spirit Stones. Your smelly tofu is just a kind of food, so its cost shouldn’t be very high, but your price is hundreds of times more expensive than the Soul Coagulation Pill. Isn’t it too high?”
Feng Wudao said exactly what the rest of the onlookers were thinking.
The effect of a piece of smelly tofu was identical with that of a Soul Coagulation Pill. Why did Xu Que sell it at such a high price?
The reason that these people were interested in the smelly tofu was that they thought the cost of the smelly tofu would be lower than that of the Soul Coagulation Pill. Therefore, they just wanted to try it to research the ingredients of the smelly tofu.
But they didn’t expect Xu Que to open his mouth wide enough to offer such a high price!
Xu Que smiled again. “If I say my smelly tofu can instantly enhance the eater’s Soul Strength by ten percent, is the price still too high for you?”
Enhance the Soul Strength by ten percent?
All of a sudden, the onlookers eyes widened with disbelief.
No one here was a fool. They understood the meaning of a ten percent enhancement of Soul Strength. For cultivators at low cultivation levels, it was nothing. As for powerhouses like them, they couldn’t realize a ten percent enhancement of Soul Strength even they ate 10,000 Soul Coagulation Pills!
Moreover, when a cultivator kept eating pills, the pills would eventually cease being effective. Also, a lot of time would be consumed in refining pills. However, the smelly tofu could enhance Soul Strength by ten percent instantly!
Through comparison, the value of the smelly tofu was really unimaginable!
However, is the smelly tofu really so powerful?
Many people were suspicious and thought that what Xu Que said was unbelievable. After all, the effect was way too amazing!
“My young friend, what you say . . . is for real?” Feng Wudao asked excitedly.
He trusted his judgement. It seemed this young sovereign in front of him was not lying, for he had seen the calm and self-confidence in his eyes unusual to his peers.
“An honest man doesn’t act tough underhand. If you doubt its effect, why don’t you just buy one to check?” Xu Que smiled as if he was joking. His frivolousness made people believe he was teasing those big shots.
However, Feng Wudao took out 1,000 high quality Spirit Stones by waving his hand without any hesitation, then he said, “My young friend, I will buy one to check its effect!” Of course, if Xu Que were lying to him, he was confident enough to punish him on the spot.
Hearing his words, a waiter came to Xu Que with a jade plate in his hand. Xu Que took out a piece of smelly tofu from the pot and put it into the jade plate, then he received the 1,000 high quality Spirit Stones.
Seeing his first huge income here, Xu Que smiled.
On the other side, Feng Wudao put that smelly tofu into his mouth before the expectant eyes of the onlookers.
Although he frowned at the stench, he found it was indeed delicious.
The next moment, Feng Wudao felt a roar in his brain and his body vibrated a bit.
All at once, his Soul Strength was really enhanced by ten percent!
“This…” Feng Wudao was shocked. Even though he now believed Xu Que was not lying, he was still terrified after experiencing the ten percent enhancement of his Soul Strength!
The other powerhouses at the Void Training Stage couldn’t keep their seats anymore!
All of them clearly sensed the enhancement of Feng Wudao’s Soul Strength, which proved the effect of the smelly tofu.
“My young friend, I will also buy one piece!” the Elder of the Gong Family said first.
Immediately after that, the Elder of the Jiang Family shouted, “Young man, I will also buy one!”
Soon, other big shots participated in the panicked buying.
“My young friend, I have 3,000 high quality Spirit Stones, please sell three pieces to the Eight Directions Green Dragon Sect!”
“Hum! The Eight Directions Green Dragon Sect is too greedy! There are only three pieces left, how could you buy them all? My young friend, the Bai Family will buy these three pieces of smelly tofu with 4,000 high quality Spirit Stones!”
“Heh-heh, does the Bai Family think only they can afford that price? I will buy them for 5,000 high quality Spirit Stones!”
“Hum! Here are 6,000 high quality Spirit Stones!”
“I will buy them using 8,000 high quality Spirit Stones!”