Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 642 - The Sudden Coquettishness!
Chapter 642: The Sudden Coquettishness!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
How could you describe such rapid and powerful sword art as shameful?
Damn! Could it become even faster and more powerful?
The onlookers were almost frightened to death.
The Taoist Body also felt a bit guilty and shook his head. “Alas, it’s my fault! Just now I underestimated them, so I was a little bit inattentive. I only used thirty percent of my strength!”
The onlookers nearly fainted!
His sword attack was so formidable. How could he say he’d only used thirty percent of his strength? What if he used all his strength?
Suddenly, Xu Que lost his temper and angrily said, “Stop your modesty! Do you really think I couldn’t tell? How can you say you used thirty percent of your strength? You were using less than ten percent of your strength!”
One replication came over and said, “Okay, okay! I, Lu Xiaofeng, hereby request you to forgive Xiaoyao for my sake.”
Xu Que was still very angry and said, “How could I forgive him? He has been practising this sword art for a whole day! And his progress is really poor! Why should I forgive him? How could he possibly enter the top 1,000 of the Exploding Heavens Faction’s Expert List next year?”
“Holy sh*t!” one of the onlookers couldn’t help but exclaim.
This is too f*cking terrifying!
After one day of practice, he already had such powerful sword art skills! More importantly, Xu Que was still disappointed in him, even with his amazing progress!
More frightening still, how couldn’t this powerful “Li Xiaoyao” enter the top 1,000 of the Exploding Heavens Faction’s Expert List next year?
In other words, they have over 1,000 powerhouses even stronger than this “Li Xiaoyao!”
Many people were terrified. Especially those small families and sects, who had been letting everyone know they would hunt Xu Que, were very upset.
Even if Xu Que were a liar, the strength of “Li Xiaoyao” proved the extraordinary power of the Exploding Heavens Faction, which they couldn’t afford to offend!
“You’re right!” the Taoist Body said shamefully. “I didn’t work hard enough and I was inattentive! Please give me one more day. I will master this sword art perfectly!”
The onlookers’ minds went blank. The corners of their lips twitched!
“You want to master it in one day? No! You should at least reach the peak of perfection of this sword art within one day! Come here, let me show you again!” Xu Que took a sword from his Thunder Illusion Body as he spoke.
Under the solemn eyes of the onlookers, Xu Que became serious and his eyes filled with cold light. He thrust the sword in his hand abruptly forward and then kept that stance for a while; then, he shouted, “Did you see it clearly? Have you grasped the essentials? Just like this … stab it abruptly and then tremble!”
The Taoist Body nodded humbly. “Now I get it!”
The onlookers were confused.
What the hell is this?
Just stab the sword forward, and that’s it? Even a three-year-old could do that!
At this moment, Xu Que felt a tingle in his hand from grabbing the sword. After all, now he was just an ordinary person, who was easily tired after keeping a gesture for a long time. Therefore, the sword in his hand trembled a bit uncontrollably.
Before the onlookers had time to react, Xu Que said, “This tremble is the key point of the second move! A little tremble is just perfect! Okay, that’s all for today. I hope you won’t fail me next time!”
“Okay!” Being controlled by Xu Que’s Soul, the Taoist Body nodded cooperatively.
How could this be?
All onlookers blacked out and were angry enough to spit blood.
“Damn! Shameless! He is too shameless!”
Buttface, who stood beside Xu Que, admired him from the bottom of his heart, feeling as if he had just watched a wonderful performance!
He’d lived a long time but had never met a person as good at acting tough as Xu Que.
How can he act tough so proficiently and talk so many waste words during a fight? He even performed an on-the-spot lesson!
“Xu Que is a cruel guy, and is also good at blah-blah-blah!” Buttface said, giving a perfect evaluation.
Xu Que ordered the Thunder Illusion Body to kick Buttface off. At the same time, the warning tone of the System for his successful tough-acting kept echoing in his mind, which made him smile in satisfaction.
Everyone killed by his Taoist Body wouldn’t generate any Terrifying Spiritual Qi in his real body. However, his real body couldn’t get any experience either. All experience points were gained by the Taoist Body!
However, this was exactly what Xu Que wanted. Before figuring out which Taoist Connotation he wanted to have, he didn’t want to start his cultivation.
What satisfied him was that he could always earn Acting Tough Points through his Taoist Body, the Thunder Illusion Body or his replications! Generally speaking, it was profitable for him.
Moreover, to prevent the onlookers from figuring out that he had magic arts to create the Taoist Body or replications, Xu Que didn’t order the Taoist Body to use the Buddha’s Fiery Lotus or the Dark Heavy Buster Sword. He even didn’t allow the Taoist Body to use lightning. On the contrary, he asked the Taoist Body to use a sword.
However, this sword art was also quite extraordinary!
To cultivate his soul, the Sword Spirit had been in his secluded cultivation for a long time. However, before that, the Sword Spirit taught Xu Que a Celestial Emperor’s Sword Art which was named, “The Nine Grids Sword Art of Celestial Thunder!”
This sword art was the most orthodox lineage. When the Sword Spirit fought north and south by following the Celestial Emperor, this sword art was branded in the soul of the Sword Spirit, which contained the all the Celestial Emperor’s knowledge on sword art.
After that, Xu Que preferred to kill people with simple and crude ways. Therefore, he didn’t show off this sword art often. Xu Que taught this sword art to the Taoist Body, and now its amazing power was finally on display.
As for everything he’d said in front of the onlookers and the lesson, it was just more of Xu Que’s nonsenses.
Actually, the Taoist Body had used his full strength to show off this sword art. The cultivation stage of the Taoist Body was too low, so the power of the sword art wasn’t quite horrible, but it was still lethal enough to instantly kill dozens of powerful enemies at the same cultivation stage of the Taoist Body.
“Alas! I didn’t expect the consequences of today’s issue to be like this. It’s really a shame for me to indirectly cause the deaths of people!” Xu Que looked up and sadly exclaimed, “I hope they can take that as a warning. Stop bothering my peaceful life! I really . . . want to be an ordinary person!”
After saying that, Xu Que looked at his Taoist Body and the replications and, in low spirits, said, “You can go now. Let me experience the danger and evil of this world alone! Even if I’m just an ordinary person, I still want to have a well-honed strong mind!”
The onlookers were speechless. How could you hone your mind by taking dozens of protectors at the Infant Transformation Stage with you?
You will never have a well-honed strong mind in this way! How could you have the nerve to say you are just an ordinary person?
Have you considered the feelings of actual ordinary people?
Finally, being stared at by so many onlookers with terrified and confused expressions, Xu Que’s Taoist Body and replications left. Then, Xu Que also turned around and left the city—he didn’t want to be in it anymore!
After all, he had finished acting tough, so he could move on to the next destination!
However, the news that Xu Que had protectors spread at a surprising pace, like wildfire on the prairie!
Some people started guessing Xu Que’s background. Some people started sniffing around for all information about the Exploding Heavens Faction. Everything everyone talked about was related to Xu Que and the Exploding Heavens Faction . . .
The consequence was that when Xu Que arrived at an ancient city, everyone tried to keep a good distance from him. Nobody dared offend or approach him!
This made Xu Que quite depressed, but also a bit relieved!
After all, he could really sense Heaven, Earth and the Taoist Connotation, and he would figure out his own Tao as well as his path to the future!
Two months later, Xu Que was still in this desolate area in the Celestial Burial Valley.
Without the aid of magic arts or teleportation devices, he traveled on land like Xuanzang of the Tang Dynasty who had gone on a pilgrimage for Buddhist scriptures.
On his way, Xu Que passed by some villages of ordinary people that reminded him of the days he’d spent in the Pan Shan Village.
He sought temporary lodging in some ordinary persons’ cottages in those villages for several days. He was kindly treated. Although the time was quite short, he started to feel that he was still in the Pan Shan Village!
During this period, he became lost in many thoughts.
The content mind pursued by unsophisticated villagers was a type of Tao.
The interest pursued by businessmen who journeyed north and south was a type of Tao.
The scholarly honor and official rank pursued by poor scholars was a kind of Tao.
The loneliness of the widows at night was a kind of Tao!
Every night, Xu Que climbed high walls to peep at the widows taking baths, which was also a kind of . . . No, it was not Tao, it was a kind of hobby!
Generally speaking, Xu Que sensed the life of the ordinary people with his eyes and his heart!
He started to have a vague feeling about his Tao.
One day, Xu Que arrived at another village. The old Village Chief asked Xu Que, “Young man, what do you do for a living? Why do you come to this small place?”
Xu Que smiled a bit and replied, “I am building my path!”
Hearing that, the old Village Chief was quite delighted. “Building a path? Good! Come here, young man, could you repair the road at the entrance to our village?”
“Are you kidding?”
“Nothing! Old Village Chief, building a path is different from repairing a road!”
“There is nothing different! A path is a road and a road is a path, right? Although they are created by people, you have to repair them from time to time. Otherwise, they’ll stop working. Young man, are you really a man who builds paths?”
A road is a path? A path is a road? They are created by people?
Xu Que was stunned a bit and kept repeating these words. His eyes lit up gradually!
The next moment, his mind became clear as if he had figured out everything! A mysterious aura appeared in his body suddenly, which made him quite otherworldly.
“I got it! Hah-hah, finally, I figure it out!” Xu Que laughed delightedly.
Sometimes the simple answer is always right there. However, people still try to search for it like headless chickens. Once they are reminded by others or figure it out themselves, they know the answer is right in front of them.
This was just like someone calling his friend with his cellphone while searching in his pockets and yelling, “Damn! I lost my cellphone!”
As an old saying goes, “There is always a dark area under an oil lamp.” Its implied meaning is exactly same with this!
Xu Que finally had a clear feeling about his Taoist Connotation!
For a long time, he had been puzzled by the method of acting tough. He wondered what the Tao of acting tough was!
Defeating an enemy by showing signs of weakness? Crushing the enemy with mighty power?
Now he knew none of these was the Tao of acting tough!
The so-called Tao of acting tough was to choose the Tao he wanted boldly and confidently, no matter what the Tao was!
There are numerous ways of cultivation, and I only choose the one that suits my heart!
That day, Xu Que summoned his Taoist Body and ordered it to repair the road for the old Village Chief. Then, he left hurriedly with Buttface and planned to find a place to start his cultivation!
With tens of millions of high-grade Spirit Stones and countless elixirs, he only needed one or two years of secluded cultivation to return to the Infant Transformation Stage. He could even reach the Void Training Stage!
However, before he had time to find a satisfactory place for his secluded cultivation, the East Continent exploded once again in an uproar!
Everyone was shocked by the news sent from the South Continent.
“My God! The background of that Xu Que is finally clear!”
“Duan Jiude declared in the South Continent that Xu Que is his favorite apprentice!”
“I also heard that Duan Jiude asked people to deliver the news that he hopes Xu Que can have dinner with him as soon as possible to strengthen the Master-Apprentice bonding; otherwise, his herbs will wither!”