Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 618 - The Heavens are Envious of Hongyan
Chapter 618: The Heavens are Envious of Hongyan
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Several powerhouses at the Void Training Stage spat out mouthfuls of blood.
After being seriously wounded, they were once again annoyed at Xu Que. They couldn’t suppress the aggravation they felt over their wounds and spat blood at him!
Out of blows friendship grows?
Who the hell is your friend? You are too shameless!
You want advice from us!? This is absolutely not how to take advice from others! You asked how we could survive your attack!? How the hell could we know that? It’s none of our f*cking business!
All surviving powerhouses at the Void Training Stage were p*ssed off. Some old men even foamed at the mouth with rage. All of them were anxious to tear out Xu Que’s mouth—his words were too cruel!
“Little beast, you’re far from being qualified to kill us!” Jiang Yushu said angrily, his teeth clenched.
As the Grand Elder of the Jiang Family, he had never been in such a mess. Today he had been set up by a young man at the Infant Transformation Stage. Half of his hair had burnt away. How could he hold back his hatred?
“Little brat, I will be completely convinced if you could defeat me fairly and unequivocally. But you set me up with such despicable methods. I swear I will make you suffer!” Xiao Munan, the Holy Son of the Heavenly Demon Sect, yelled angrily. The Fangtian Halberd in his hand was becoming more and more scarlet and gave horrible murderous intent.
Everyone else said nothing but glared at Xu Que angrily as they healed their wounds.
Xu Que ignored their fury. He was confused as to why he hadn’t killed these people.
He had used his most powerful magic arts, but the result was barely satisfactory.
All cultivators whose cultivation stages were equal to or lower than the Infant Transformation Stage had been killed. Only one cultivator at the Void Training Stage had been killed. This guy was just at Level 1 of the Void Training Stage. This did not make sense!
Suddenly, a soft, cutesy voice reached Xu Que’s ears. “Little brat, wasn’t your attack too ruthless?” Xu Que was stunned and looked around immediately. He realized Liu Jingning was delivering a message to him from afar.
“Little sister, your message came just in time! Please tell me, why can’t I kill these people?” He asked through a message as well.
Liu Jingning was stunned. “What? Isn’t it because you are softhearted?”
Xu Que’s heart sunk. “Was I softhearted? I did my best to attack them, but they were only seriously wounded, not killed.”
“This . . . wait!” Liu Jingning’s surprised voice came in. “Little brat, you said you did your best to attack. Why didn’t you use your Taoist Connotation? Please don’t tell me you still have no Taoist Connotation!”
Xu Que was stunned again.
The Taoist Connotation?
Does this require the Taoist Connotation?
“System! You come out! Where is my Taoist Connotation?” Xu Que asked, opening the System.
Before the System’s reply, a message from Liu Jingning reached him again.
“Little brat, your magic arts are quite powerful—comparable to the Celestial Emperor’s arts. However, I discovered you don’t have any Taoist Connotation. I thought you didn’t attack them with your full power because you were softhearted. Could it be that you really have no Taoist Connotation?” Liu Jingning’s voice was full of curiosity.
Xu Que was also puzzled and replied, “It seems I really have no Taoist Connotation! Could you come to me in the evening and check my body?”
“Okay!” Liu Jingning replied seriously.
Xu Que’s eyes lit up immediately.
Is she really going to check my body? I mean, the body check that I will strip naked for . . .
This is so embarrassing . . .
“Little Queque, it is weird that you could reach the Infant Transformation Stage when you have no Taoist Connotation! However, what will you do in the future?” Liu Jingning asked. “If your Taoist Connotation can’t be shaped into an embryonic form, you can’t reach the Void Training Stage!”
Xu Que was surprised. “What do you mean? Is the Taoist Connotation a necessary condition for me to reach the Void Training Stage? Wait! Could it be that I couldn’t kill them just now because they have the Taoist Connotation and I don’t?”
This assumption was totally unacceptable for Xu Que. The Taoist Connotation was something invisible and elusive. He kept killing people to gain experience and upgrade. How could he have Tao? Moreover, in the System Store, the Taoist Connotation was not for sale.
Liu Jingning’s voice came in again. “There are numerous Taos and arts. Everyone has his or her own Tao. Tao could be swords, the Spiritual Root, fire or water. In ancient times, there was a capable person named ‘Taishang Buyi.’ His Tao of Water was invincible in the world. However, all these Taos lead to the Way of Heaven. After that, the cultivator could break the void and become immortal! Little brat, since you don’t have any Tao, how did you reach your current cultivation stage?”
Xu Que fell silent.
What is my Tao?
Xu Que had never considered it before. He’d originally thought killing people as the only way to upgrade. However, now he knew this way was a dead end. He had to participate in cultivation himself. After all, this was the World of Cultivators!
Another concern occurred to him. As his cultivation stage became higher, the powerhouses he could kill for an upgrade would become fewer and fewer. Maybe when he reached the Form Synthesis Stage and killed all his enemies, his cultivation would end.
“What should I do to cultivate my Taoist Connotation?” Xu Que asked Liu Jingning seriously with a message.
Liu Jingning sighed after a short silence.
“Alas! I’m afraid you . . . won’t be able to cultivate your Taoist Connotation. Tao starts to be with the cultivator when cultivation begins. When they reach the Infant Transformation Stage, the cultivator must already know what his or her Tao is. Then, the cultivator will start to cultivate the Tao. Till the Void Training Stage, the embryonic form of the Taoist Connotation can generate! At that time, the cultivator will not perish as long as the Tao is not dead!”
“That’s impossible! If a cultivator can’t die as long as the Tao is alive, why did they strive for the art of being immortal? Oh, right—I just killed a cultivator at Level 1 of the Void Training Stage!”
“Your understanding is incorrect! Your current confusion could explain the meaning. No matter how powerful you are, you, as a cultivator at the Infant Transformation Stage, can’t kill a cultivator at the Void Training Stage, even if he is seriously wounded. You can kill them only when your Tao is stronger than theirs, or when the combination of your Tao and powerful magic arts can defeat them! Otherwise, it will be very difficult for you to kill them. This is the Way of Heaven!”
Liu Jingning paused.
“As for the cultivator at Level 1 of the Void Training Stage you just killed, maybe his Taoist Connotation was too weak, or he had just generated the embryonic form of his Taoist Connotation and it hadn’t solidified yet. Therefore, you could kill him with magic arts. Actually, this rule is just like knowing wind is there, but being unable to kill wind. When you can create wind with your power, you can use the powerful wind created by you to devour other winds!”
Xu Que fell silent again. He only vaguely understood the meaning of Liu Jingning’s words.
Also, he knew clearly that a cultivator who reached the Void Training Stage through centuries of cultivation would be far above the one who only upgraded through killing people like him.
However, these issues were not important anymore. The most serious problem was that he couldn’t cultivate his Taoist Connotation!
Without the Taoist Connotation, how could he kill cultivators at the Void Training Stage?
Maybe he could still kill cultivators at the Void Training Stage by enhancing the power of his magic arts. Then, he could kill them with overwhelmingly powerful strength like the kind he’d just displayed. However, this was not the way he wanted.
It was humiliating to kill a weakling with his full strength.
The key point of acting tough was to kill an enemy at the snap of his fingers.
“No! I have to cultivate my Tao!” Xu Que said seriously.
Liu Jingning replied with another message: “Stop worrying about that! Now those guys are healing their wounds. You must leave with Hong—”
Hardly had Liu Jingning finished her words when a deafening bang came from the sky.
With horrible pressure and tsunami-like momentum, numerous billowing thunder clouds flooded in!
The momentum of the thunder clouds was more horrible than that of the one million celestial soldiers.
Below the clouds, all powerhouses at the Void Training Stage healing their wounds spat out blood. They looked up at the sky with terrified expressions.
“Heavenly…Tribulation?” someone said in a shaky voice after swallowing his slobber.
“How could this be? Isn’t . . . Jiang Hongyan’s Heavenly Tribulation finished?”
“The 69 Heavenly Tribulations! Could it be that . . . those celestial soldiers were just the first tribulation?”
“No, let’s retreat!” someone shouted.
Hearing that, all cultivators at the Void Training Stage started to make a frenzied retreat, ignoring their wounds.
Xu Que couldn’t kill them for he had no Taoist Connotation.
The Heavenly Tribulations represented the power of the Heavens, which was the supreme way of Heaven. They had been seriously wounded. If they got hit by the Heavenly Tribulation, they would definitely be turned into tribulation ashes on the spot.
Liu Jingning was also stunned. It seemed she hadn’t expected the Heavenly Tribulation to continue.
She opened her red lips and murmured in a low voice, “The Heavens are envious of Hongyan!”
Suddenly, the thick and inky thunder clouds tore open. The next moment, magnificent golden lightning appeared.
“The Ancient Catastrophe!”
The cultivators recognized it immediately, so they started to cry in terror!
Xu Que was also stunned. The golden lightning was more horrible than those he’d met in the Five Elements Mountain!
Compared to these golden lightnings, those he’d met in the Five Elements Mountain were like ants in front of a giant!
This is the real Ancient Catastrophe!
Another big bang came in from the sky, hurting everyone’s eardrums.
After that, golden lightning poured down like waterfalls. With great momentum, the bolts converged in the sky and formed a great sword of golden lightning, which slashed at Jiang Hongyan sitting on the summit of the mountain!
Before the great sword of golden lightning fell, Jiang Hongyan opened her eyes widely; she spat out a mouthful of blood. Her extremely beautiful face paled.
“Finally…I am defeated by the will of Heaven!” Jiang Hongyan’s eyes were dim. With a wan smile on her lips, she closed her eyes!
At the same time, the great sword of golden lightning slashed down from the sky as if it were about to lacerate the heavens and earth!
At this moment, all voids touched by the great sword of golden lightning were torn apart . . .