Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 598 - Not Challenging
Chapter 598: Not Challenging
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
That day, the deeds of a scoundrel were spreading among the cultivators in the surrounding areas.
“That guy always flies over someone and unexpectedly drops lightning, then he just flees. He is shameless!”
“He flees really fast and no one can catch up with him!”
“It is a kind of provocative act. Instead of killing people, he just attacks them with lightning to fling down a challenge!”
“I’ve also heard that. It seems people of the Jiang Family and the Gong Family all got hit by lightning. As they were chasing that guy, he just asked them to fight him at ninety-eight. But nobody knows where this ninety-eight is!”
“No, no! I was told that an apprentice of the Illusionary Flower & Moon Sect was hit by lightning. When he tried to chase that guy, he said he wanted to fight the victim’s parents!”
“He is too unscrupulous! I’ve heard he is also very young. I didn’t expect he could be so disrespectful to people of the previous generation!”
Many people were talking about this issue, and said they would definitely kill this guy if they came across him.
This kind of person was way too arrogant, unscrupulous, and shameless! He had to be erased from this world.
As the cultivators discussed this issue, they headed for the only ancient city in the area. After the desertion of this area, the ancient city became desolate and uninhabited. Because of this it was called “Desolation City.” It became packed with around 1,000 cultivators overnight.
Apparently, Xu Que’s speculation was correct.
He settled down in Desolation City with Liu Jingning. It was quite easy to learn the purposes of the cultivators here. There were so many in the city that Xu Que and Liu Jingning could get the information by just asking any one of them.
All of the cultivators had come to this area to hunt down Jiang Hongyan.
“Just now I captured three cultivators at the Original Infant Stage. They told me someone invited Old Man of the Heaven Secret Pavilion to predict Jiang Hongyan’s location with divination. They also knew Jiang Hongyan’s plans to cross her Heavenly Tribulation here. Therefore, all the big families and sects have sent people here and asked for reinforcement. Still a lot more people are coming.”
Liu Jingning appeared in a corner of Desolation City, then she returned to Xu Que and quietly told him the information she’d gathered.
Originally, Jiang Hongyan planned to cross her Heavenly Tribulation in this uninhabited area. Liu Jingning had originally decided to stay out of it. However, now so many people planned to kill Liu Jingning when she was crossing her Heavenly Tribulation, so Liu Jingning couldn’t stand idle anymore.
She had always treated Jiang Hongyan as her friend, even sister. Although their identities made them rivals, Liu Jingning would help Jiang Hongyan in dire circumstances without hesitation.
Therefore, when they arrived at Desolation City, Liu Jingning started to collect information before Xu Que had been moved to action. Instead of persuading Xu Que to leave, she would now join him in helping Jiang Hongyan.
Xu Que was also quite serious. He hadn’t seen Jiang Hongyan’s Heavenly Tribulation before, but he knew that it was complicated.
After all, the One Turning into Three Pure Pellucid Ones, cultivated by her, was a Star Rank skill.
The Ancient Five Elemental Arts, cultivated by Xu Que, was just a High-Grade skill. As a result, his Heavenly Tribulations were much more difficult than others. Therefore, Jiang Hongyan, who was cultivating a Star Rank skill, had to overcome unimaginable difficulties to cross her Heavenly Tribulation.
Jiang Hongyan’s One Turning into Three Pure Pellucid Ones was a skill which could change fate. It would make the Heavenly Tribulation more dangerous, so there was only the possibility of a narrow escape from death for Jiang Hongyan.
Moreover, the big families and sects of the East Continent would also make trouble for her. Therefore, it was correct to say Jiang Hongyan was facing her certain death.
“We must prevent these people from finding Hongyan. No… I think we’d better take action first!” Intense, murderous intent flashed in Xu Que’s eyes. The ferocious aura accumulated through killing numerous people gushed out of his body again.
Liu Jingning stopped Xu Que immediately. She shook her head, saying, “Don’t be rash! There are over 1,000 cultivators in the city. Most of them are disbanded cultivators who have just arrived from nearby places. The main troops are still marching toward here. You can’t kill them all!”
Liu Jingning became more serious. “Also, all the big families and sects have sent their powerhouse at the Void Training Stage. Many Holy Sons and Holy Virgins are also on their way here. All of them are planning to kill Jiang Hongyan!”
Xu Que frowned. “What? Why do these Holy Sons and Holy Virgins hate Jiang Hongyan so much?”
“Jiang Hongyan was the best among her peers because of her extraordinary talent,” Liu Jingning said coldly. “These Holy Sons and Holy Virgins were nothing next to her at that time. Now all of them are targeting Jiang Hongyan. One of them used to say the one who kills Jiang Hongyan will be the number one Holy Son or Holy Virgin in the East Continent!”
“F*ck!” Xu Que was irritated. He clenched his fists tightly and blue veins appeared on his hands. He snorted, “Who the h*ll do they think they are? How dare they treat Hongyan as prey?”
“That’s the reason I stopped you from acting recklessly. I know your strength is quite powerful, and you could even fight powerhouses at the Void Training Stage. But what if you have to face ten, or even one hundred powerhouses at the Void Training Stage at the same time?”
Xu Que quieted down. He was not terrified by ten or one hundred powerhouses at the Void Training Stage. But what Liu Jingning said was right: now he shouldn’t be reckless.
The biggest problem Jiang Hongyan faced was not these scums of the East Continent but the Heavenly Tribulation.
After calming himself down, Xu Que said, “I will kill all of them, even if they send ten or one hundred powerhouses at the Void Training Stage. However, the pressing issue now is to find Hongyan!”
“Exactly! We should find Jiang Hongyan first and discuss our possible countermeasures!” Liu Jingning nodded.
Xu Que took off his shoes and smiled. “We don’t need countermeasures. I will help her cross the Heavenly Tribulation! As for these scum, if they dare make troubles, they will never be able to get away.”
“Are you going to . . . help her cross the Heavenly Tribulation?” Liu Jingning was confused, then she smiled wryly and shook her head. “Little Queque, I know you are quite powerful, but you are still a cultivator at Level 4 of the Infant Transformation Stage. Jiang Hongyan is going to cross the 69 Heavenly Tribulations. No one could help her cross that easily!”
“I know! I could just absorb some thunder and lightning!” Xu Que said with a smile. If he could absorb thunder from the 69 Heavenly Tribulations, he could make great progress in the cultivation of the Heavenly Thunder Seal of his Great Ultimate Derivation Dragon & Elephant Seal!
Liu Jingning was quite curious. She remembered she used to sense a familiar aura in the lightning while trapped by Xu Que’s lightning chain. Now she realized it was really the thunder from the Heavenly Tribulation! This young man could absorb energy from the Heavenly Tribulations!
However, she still shook her head and sighed, “Little Queque, I’m afraid you can’t help her this time. This time Jiang Hongyan has to change her fate. Therefore, the Heavenly Tribulation she will face will be much more destructive than the normal 69 Heavenly Tribulations!”
Liu Jingning remembered her experience crossing her 69 Heavenly Tribulations, which had been extremely dangerous. Because of the skill she’d cultivated, when her Heavenly Tribulations were about to end, she had been attacked by a Heavenly Thunder of a Purple Cloud. Luckily, she had prepared properly before; otherwise, she might have been killed on the spot!
Now Jiang Hongyan was about to cross her Heavenly Tribulation and change her fate. The Heavenly Tribulation would probably be extremely horrible!
“Yes! What you say is right!”
Xu Que winked. “The Heavenly Tribulation Hongyan will face won’t be that simple. However, I do hope powerful Heavenly Tribulations l will come. I just hope they don’t drop those rubbish Heavenly Thunder of Purple Cloud or Ancient Catastrophe. They are not challenging at all!”