Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 579 - Uncontrollable Situation
Chapter 579: Uncontrollable Situation
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Suddenly, everyone began asking for the stinky tofu, offering high prices. All the important figures were trying to get the tofu by bidding as if they were at an auction. Those who were short-tempered were almost ready to fight.
All the young elites present were shocked by the magic power of the tofu and wanted the opportunity to eat some. However, they could not possibly compete with the important figures present, both in terms of strength and money.
Xu Que was very calm, and had already expected this would happen. He sat aside and watched people bid.
Liu Jingning sent a voice message to him.
Xu Que smiled. “Thanks for the compliment!”
“I’ve been your protégé, so I think I deserve at least one piece of stinky tofu.” Even she could no longer resist the temptation of magic power from the tofu, and she thought Xu Que would be very happy to give her one piece for free. After all, he had handed one to her earlier, it was just that she hadn’t accepted it.
Xu Que muttered something.
“What? I did not hear you quite clearly!”
“You . . . ”
The smile on Liu Jingning’s face froze; she felt angry when glancing over at Xu Que’s face and realized that he’d made her angry on purpose.
Soon, the important figures had already raised the price up to tens of thousands of Spiritual Stones.
But compared with the magic power of the stinky tofu, the Spiritual Stones were not that important anymore.
At last, the Elder from the Jiang family gave the highest price: 5,000 Spiritual Stones for one piece of stinky tofu.
Others became very jealous about this, but they could do nothing since it was their own fault for being unable to give a higher price. They had just come to this stone-cutting convention on behalf of their family and could only use a limited amount of Spiritual Stones. Besides, they had never imagined the stone-cutting convention would turn into a stinky tofu auction.
“Young man!” the strong man from the Gong Family suddenly said. “I will also buy one piece of stinky tofu with 5,000 high quality Spiritual Stones!”
Xu Que was very happy to hear this. He quickly gave one piece of tofu to each of them and received 10,000 high quality Spiritual Stones.
Seeing this, Liu Jingning was stunned. Although 10,000 high quality Spiritual Stones was not a big deal for her, she had never seen anyone make such a huge amount of money in such a short period of time.
Xu Que put the high quality Spiritual Stones into his storage ring. “There is only one piece of tofu here in the pot. Does anyone else want it? If not, I will eat it myself!”
What?! You ate so many pieces earlier, you still want another piece?! Wait a moment, why on earth has your soul strength not been enhanced more? After all, you ate so many of them earlier.
Realizing this, Feng Wudao asked, “Young man, is it possible that the tofu only works the first time someone eats it?”
Xu Que nodded. “You are right! It only works once. It will not do you any good later, no matter how many you eat!”
Even so, people still admired the magic power of the stinky tofu and thought it quite normal. If the tofu worked every time someone ate it, anyone could become powerful simply by eating a few hundred pieces.
“So no one wants it? Fine, I will eat it then!”
Xu Que was about to put it in his mouth.
Seeing this, people got rather anxious.
You just said that it won’t do you any good if you’ve already eaten it once. Why are you going to eat it if you know it won’t do you any good?
“Young man,” an Elder said, “I am sorry to tell you that I only have 3,000 high quality Spiritual Stones. Can I have the last piece of tofu and give you the rest of them once the stone-cutting convention is over?”
Xu Que blinked. “Of course you can! But you need to write me an IOU!”
“Really?!” Hearing this, everyone else got excited.
In fact, everyone present had plenty of Spiritual Stones. The reason they didn’t dare spend too many was that they needed to buy some ancient stones. But now that Xu Que said someone could have the last piece of stinky tofu under the condition that he wrote Xu Que an IOU, everyone became excited again.
“Young man, I also have 3,000 high quality Spiritual Stones, and I can write you an IOU of another 3,000!”
“I will buy it with 7,000 high quality Spiritual Stones!”
“Young man! Don’t buy their words! What if they change their mind after they get the stones? I have 4,000 high quality Spiritual Stones here, and I can give you a bottle of Jiu Zhuan Golden Black Pills worth 1,000 high quality Spiritual Stones!”
Suddenly, a few old men got into a quarrel.
“Nonsense! Who said I would change my mind?!”
“I was simply telling the truth!”
“When the stone-cutting convention is over, stay here and I will come for you!”
“I’m not afraid of you at all!”
Seeing this, the two Elders from the Jiang Family and the Gong Family respectively sneered and felt happy that they had brought enough stones with themselves. After hearing what Xu Que had said, they also became interested.
Although the tofu would not do them any good, still, it would do great good to the people who were at even higher stages than they were back in the family.
“I will write you an IOU of 10,000 high quality Spiritual Stones,” the Elder of the Jiang Family said, “and I will let you pick an ancient stone for free later, as long as you give me the last piece of stinky tofu!”
Hearing this, everyone was shocked.
Picking an ancient stone for free?! You know all the stones were carried from the Heaven Dragon Cave!
Even the Elder from the Gong family was stunned and never expected the Elder from the Jiang family to be so generous. “Young man!” he said. “I’ll also write you an IOU of 10,000 high quality Spiritual Stones, and I will let you pick two ancient stones for free later!”
Hearing this, the Elder from the Jiang Family became angry.
“Three ancient stones!”
Hearing this, people were shocked again.
What on earth is going on?! I can’t possibly believe this!
Everyone present knew the relationship between the two families was a rather delicate one. They had competed and cooperated with each other in the past. Recently, the two families were trying to connect through marriage. The stone-cutting convention was also proof of their intentions of mending the bridge between them.
However, their relationship was about to crumble simply because of a piece of stinky tofu.
“Five!” the Elder of the Jiang Family said.
“Six!” the Elder of the Gong Family said.
Clearly, something had happened between the two old men. Otherwise, they would not be willing to destroy the relationship between the two families.
At last, the Elder from the Jiang family got the last piece of stinky tofu with the condition of an IOU of 10,000 high quality Spiritual Stones and picking ten ancient stones for free.
The face of the Elder of the Gong Family grew dark. He meant to give a higher price but stopped when a man whispered to him.
Xu Que took the IOU with great satisfaction.
Then, he took out another bag of stinky tofu and poured it into his pot.
Everyone was speechless.
“I am very happy to tell you that those who didn’t get any tofu can buy some now! Each piece of stinky tofu costs only nine hundred and ninety eight high quality Spiritual Stones.”