Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 747 - A Formidable Spell!
Chapter 747: A Formidable Spell!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“Eh?” Xu Que was startled.
He turned and looked, only to realize that the cultivators who had stood at the entrances and exits of each passageway – those whom they could not hear this whole time – have now regained their voices. It felt as if a sound-proof glass had previously muted the cultivators. Now that Xu Que and Zixia Fairy have entered the sound-proof glass, they could hear their voices. There was no doubt that this strange spell caused the sound insulation.
All of a sudden, the cultivators at the entrances and exits of the tunnels had fallen into a state of panic!
“Why is this happening? Are these hallucinations?”
“They were motionless when they went down, but then they appeared in those pictures just now. What is happening?”
“Was everything they experienced in those pictures real?”
“Absolutely. I just saw someone getting killed in the picture, and his real body died right away. Moreover, there were more than one who died!”
“Then what should we do? The exit is just below, and the way back is blocked. Are we just going to wait here like idiots?”
“Wait? Wait till when?”
They eventually fell silent. No one had an answer, and no one could decide where to go or what to do. They had come to a dead end!
Although Xu Que and Zixia Fairy had just joined the group, they understood some basics of the current situation. The central area of this spell should be at the center of the chamber. Once you reach its inside, your soul would be drawn out and put into different scenarios. Some of the things they experienced would be projected onto the ceiling of the chamber.
“What a formidable spell!” Xu Que muttered, his heartbeat accelerating. The scale of this spell was comparable to the previous Chessboard Sea Spell. It is entirely possible that a Celestial Artifact also supports it!
“This spell is very dangerous!” Zixia Fairy looked grim. She stared at the scenes on the ceiling and seemed to see a lot of bad things there.
Meanwhile, several Cultivators discussed the situation at the entrance to a passage on the opposite wall.
“Senior brothers, do we have to go down?” A fair woman with a small stature asked worriedly.
Several men next to her nodded. “We must try at least, for we’ve been trapped here far too long. We can’t do anything by staying here either!”
“So long as we can resist all temptations and confusions, maybe we’ll get through this spell!”
“That’s right. Remember, everything we see later is but a hallucination. As long as we don’t take it seriously, it will be fine!”
“Rest assured, all of us grew up together. We would never turn against each other for these fake treasures!”
“Our little junior sister, don’t worry. Your brothers will protect you. Let’s go!”
The men pretended to be relaxed and comforted the woman with smiles on their faces.
Subsequently, they set out from the passage on the wall. Then, as though they were unable to continue flying, they fell directly into the secret room below. There was nothing in the secret chamber now, with only the central area filled with people. However, the single exit to the underground was right at the center. After they went down, the other cultivators all appeared very cautious, huddling together and moving slowly forward.
Xu Que and Zixia Fairy stood above, together with the Cultivators in other wall passages, all eyes on the situation of these brothers and sisters. Sure enough, when they got to the middle of the chamber, they turned stiff immediately as they joined the zombie-like crowd.
At the same time, a ray of light flashed under their feet. Their expressions became dull, and they stopped moving entirely.
“What an eerie spell, just like the one when we came in. There is nowhere to hide,” Xu Que concluded. Then he noticed the flash of light under their feet. A similar light could also be found in other areas. There was no way to avoid the light if they wanted to reach the exit in the middle.
At this time, a brilliance suddenly appeared under their feet. It rose from the ground and flew directly to the ceiling, and it became a picture. The group of brothers and sister appeared in the projection. They appeared in a place that seemed like a palace, and their clothes changed. They wore expensive clothes, with many eunuchs and palace maids around them, calling them princess and prince respectfully.
“An Illusory Realms Test?” Xu Que guessed. He was somewhat taken aback, but he felt confident about the Cultivators. After all, when they entered, they were vigilant and told each other not to take anything seriously. Moreover, judging from the interactions between them, they are genuinely close childhood friends, and the relationship is strong. Their love for their little junior sister is also very authentic. This type of relationship could not be destroyed that easily!
In the picture, the group was vigilant. Surrounded by eunuchs and palace girls, they were taken to a spacious palace and sat down separately. They began to talk, and much information was revealed. It turned out that they were princes from different countries, and that they are here to pay tribute to this country. The princess of this strong country is none other than the little junior sister.
Xu Que stared at the pictures intently and paid close attention to the developments. All of a sudden, the picture flashed, and the scene changed. The group of brothers, armed with swords and armor, appeared on a battlefield filled with warring echoes. Surprisingly, their looks have changed. They are no longer as young as they were when they first went in. Spending several years in the mortal realm like normal humans have made them seem grown up and mature. This time, though, they pointed their swords at each other and regarded each other as sworn enemies. The initial vigilance had disappeared from their faces; only hatred and killing intent filled their eyes.
“What a massive army, Prince Li. Do you seriously think that you can emerge as the victor?”
“That’s right, by sending so many of your soldiers and horses, aren’t you worried that you’ll lose most of your military might here, allowing other countries to attack you while you’re weak?”
“Ha-ha, Prince Wu, I beg to differ. Emperor Ming has said that the winner will marry the princess of the Ming Dynasty. Once I win, my country Li will be the allied army of the Ming Dynasty. Who would dare to attack us?”
“Hmph, the princess and I are in love, but all of you want to split us up. Aren’t you afraid of the retribution?”
“Rubbish! The one that the princess likes is me!”
“Damn you! The princess told me clearly that we are to be together forever! How dare you spout such nonsense here? Watch my sword.”
All of them raised their weapons and, with twisted expressions, led their horses and soldiers directly to the slaughter! The battle was so intense that it was impossible to stop!
Xu Que’s heart sank when he saw this, and he secretly thought was that it was over for this group of people. What puzzled him most was that, according to the situation in the picture, these people seemed to have spent several years in the illusion. For some reason, they had forgotten that they had been Cultivators, and now, they are killing each other for the sake of a princess! Moreover, most important, the princess was their little junior sister! Was it true amnesia or was it a deliberate act? What had happened between them in the years that the pictures were not displayed?
All kinds of doubts bubbled in Xu Que’s heart, but there were no answers.
At the same time, the war in the picture ended. After fighting each other to the death, only one person survived. Xu Que scanned the chamber. Sure enough, there were only one man and one woman left standing in the group of brothers and sister. The others have fallen to the ground without a sign of life. They bled all over and slowly sunk into the ground.
He also realized that the hundreds who had stood in the secret room before seemed to have dropped by half, with only a few dozen people left!
What a formidable spell! Xu Que repeated silently. He knew that the strength of this spell must greatly surpass the Chessboard Sea Spell.
“Joker, if I’m right, this should be a spell that exploits emotions and human desires!” He heard Zixia Fairy whisper beside him.