Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 631 - The Empress in the Coffin
Chapter 631: The Empress in the Coffin
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Liu Jingning’s words stunned Xu Que on the spot.
Are you kidding? Is this a ghost story?
You two entered the hall together. How could you see Jiang Hongyan lying in the coffin?
Xu Que didn’t make a detailed inquiry for it was quite difficult for Liu Jingning, who had been seriously wounded, to speak.
Holding Liu Jingning in his arms, he landed on the ground. Xiao Taixuan and Xiao Munan sat on the ground and started to heal their wounds with their legs crossed.
Xu Que was not stingy this time. He spent 1,000 Acting-Tough Points to purchase an Eight-Star pill, which was almost as effective as the one he used to heal Jiang Hongyan’s wounds. Then, he put the pill into Liu Jingning’s mouth.
Soon, powerful vitality gushed out to heal many fatal wounds in her body.
Liu Jingning regained consciousness and awoke. Her eyes were still full of shock.
“What happened?” Xu Que asked.
Liu Jingning shook her head. “I don’t know. After entering the hall, I didn’t find any of you. Nobody was around me. I had to walk along alone. Finally, all of us gathered at the center of the ancient hall. Then, we found a stone coffin there.”
“A stone coffin?” Xu Que was surprised.
This confirmed his assumption that this Ancient Bronze Hall was probably a giant outer coffin, which contained the stone coffin inside!
No, there was another possibility. This Ancient Bronze Hall was a giant tomb buried under Desolation City. Now it had suddenly appeared in this world.
“Eh. When I went inside, I found tons of passages leading to the center of the ancient hall. A stone coffin was placed there. The peripheral area was full of spell formations. It looked like a sacrificial altar! Because…”
After saying that, Liu Jingning became pale and looked at Xu Que. “The spell formations around the stone coffin are full of fresh blood, which was flowing toward the stone coffin!”
“It is not a sacrificial altar!” a weak voice said.
Han Ying, the Holy Virgin of the Heaven Secret Pavilion, who looked quite pale, walked over with her hand clutching her chest. Then, she spoke in a low voice. “It’s a killing spell. Those who entered earlier wanted to approach the stone coffin. All of them were killed. Only their blood was left to awaken the one in the stone coffin!”
Hearing that, Liu Jingning couldn’t help but tremble slightly.
Xu Que was confused by the killing spell and the stone coffin. What happened to Jiang Hongyan?
“Rather, it’s a Taoist Connotation Absorption Spell. Every cultivator has a Taoist Connotation, no matter how tiny it is. That spell sends Taoist Connotations into the stone coffin through absorption of the blood to awaken the one in it!”
After saying that, Han Ying’s face darkened and she spoke with killing intent gushing out of her body. “This was a trap set up by Jiang Hongyan. Everyone entering the ancient hall will be turned into nourishment to facilitate her cultivation!”
“That’s impossible! If Hongyan set up this trap, how could she get us out of it?” Liu Jingning retorted immediately.
Han Ying opened her mouth but said nothing as if she didn’t know how to reply.
Xu Que was quite surprised. He couldn’t believe Han Ying’s guess. Jiang Hongyan would never do that. Something else must have happened.
He asked them to tell him the whole story immediately!
With furrowed brows, Liu Jingning told him everything that had happened after her entry.
When they had reached the center of the ancient hall, they discovered the spell formations. The blood in the spell formation was flowing toward the stone coffin. When they were trying to figure out how to approach the stone coffin, the ancient hall had started to vibrate suddenly. An enormous whirlpool gushed out from the stone coffin, which sucked everyone toward the spell formation.
After that, a magnificent strangling force swept over them as if numerous invisible blades were trying to cut their bodies into pieces, but they could do nothing to stop that.
At this critical moment, the stone coffin had vibrated and the coffin lid opened automatically. Jiang Hongyan had sat up and saved them by knocking them out with her palm.
“She asked us to leave immediately. Then, it seemed she lost consciousness suddenly and lied down like a corpse. The stone coffin closed automatically. We could still feel the suction force, so we had to run out together,” Liu Jingning finished.
Hearing her words, Xu Que was totally dumbfounded. The whole process was so suspenseful! How could Jiang Hongyan appear in the stone coffin? Was she the owner of that stone coffin?
“What happened to you when we entered the ancient hall? Hongyan and I saw you pass through the ancient hall. We planned to stop but the entrance sucked us into the hall!”
Apparently, they had been behind him and watched him fail to enter the hall.
“I don’t know what happened. You could enter, but Buttface and I couldn’t. This ancient hall was just like an illusion for me and Buttface, as if it were not in the same world as us!”
After saying that, Xu Que’s heart hitched suddenly.
Not in the same world? Could it be that I crossed over from another world and didn’t belong to this world? But that’s still not right, for Buttface didn’t cross over to this world!
“I got it!” Liu Jingning said suddenly as if she had realized something.
“Ah?” Xu Que was surprised.
“It’s because of the Taoist Connotation!” Liu Jingning and Han Ying said almost simultaneously.
Han Ying shook her head with a complicated look in her eyes. “Before this, both of us were confused why there was no Taoist Connotation in your magic arts. It’s because you don’t have any Taoist Connotation! The reason you couldn’t enter the ancient hall is that the entrance is formed by runes. Only people with Taoist Connotations can enter! You and your dog don’t have Taoist Connotations, so both of you were kept out.”
Liu Jingning nodded, telling Xu Que what Han Ying said was correct!
“Does this mean I will never enter the hall by any means?” Xu Que frowned immediately.
Jiang Hongyan was still lying in the stone coffin, and her life was uncertain. If he couldn’t enter the hall, how could he save her?
Now he had two options: he could try to get his Taoist Connotation, or he could continue to act tough and accumulate more Acting Tough Points so that he could become a Celestial Spell Master and break the spell in the ancient hall!
However, neither option could be finished in a short amount of time!
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
At this time, over 30 figures dashed over from afar: Dong Genji, Jiang Yushu and the other cultivators who had been cheated by Xu Que before.
They had followed Xu Que here so that they could enter the Ancient Bronze Hall and punish him!
When they landed, they immediately felt something was wrong. All the Holy Sons, Holy Virgins, and powerhouses were seriously wounded again! Even their Taoist Connotations were damaged. Now all of them were sitting on the ground to heal their wounds with their legs crossed.
“Guys, what happened? Why are you still here?” the Elder of the Gong Family asked instantly.
Qin Ji of the Illusionary Flower & Moon Sect opened her eyes slightly and said in a low voice, “It is not a place we can set foot in!”
“What happened?” Jiang Yushu asked with furrowed eyebrows.
Someone showed his respect to the Elders by telling them everything that had happened.
After that, the powerhouses at the Void Training Stage who had just arrived felt their faces darken and they couldn’t believe what they had heard.
“Damn! This must be a trap set up by Jiang Hongyan! We should have erased this calamitous beauty earlier!” Jiang Yushu said angrily through clenched teeth. His face was full of remorse as if he felt regret that Jiang Hongyan hadn’t been killed.
Hearing that, Xu Que’s face darkened immediately. He stood and shouted, “Buttface, now you should heal Elder Jiang’s wounds by punching his chest!”
Jiang Yushu was surprised by Xu Que’s words. Before he had time to say something, Buttface excitedly said, “Old man, lie down. I will heal your wounds with my Ultimate Unmatched Give Me Back My Health Fist!”