Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 759 - Surprise! Big Surprise!
Chapter 759: Surprise! Big Surprise!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The next day, Xu Que buried himself in bed and refused to get up. Back when he was still a cultivator, he could go for days without sleep and still feel spirited and energetic. However, now that he has become a mortal, he feels like he’s about to die just from pulling two all-nighters.
Luckily, the System has an automatic recovery ability. Otherwise, his body would have deteriorated completely in spite of being here for only a few months. He slept till noon, and then he finally opened his eyes lazily. Right away, he began to sigh to himself.
I just can’t help it. Every day is just too dull!
Gone are the glorious days when I was still the Act Tough King! To think that I would fall so low into the dirt like this, how depressing!
Xu Que let out another deep sigh as he called out to the System interface once again. He wanted to play with whatever fun stuff he could find in there. After going through most of the System store, nothing much caught his attention other than the cigarettes.
However, as he opened the System parcel, what he saw managed to stop him for a second.
Inside the parcel compartment lay three gift bags. They had been unopened since when Xu Que was at the Original Infant Stage. They are called the Big Growth Gift Bags! He would obtain a Big Growth Gift Bag for every cultivation sub-level that he had broken. As it always gave things inferior to the Big Mystery Bag, he had never wanted to waste time opening it. Now, however, boredom got the better of him!
“They’re gonna lie in the dust if I don’t open them. Opening these bags for fun is okay. I’ll open them while using the Lucky Aura. I can’t possibly get rubbish items with that!” Xu Que smirked, then quickly sat up in bed. With his mind, he activated the Lucky Aura, and at the same time fixed his gaze on one of the Big Growth Gift Bags. He quietly uttered, “Open!”
Immediately, the gift bag opened, and a few beams of light flew into some of the System parcel blank spaces.
Basic Puppet Spell: The favorite spell of the Evil Faction! Activation requires no need for True Core Strength – drip your blood on it and then paste it on a cultivator or a mortal. You could then control their thoughts and actions! (Note: This spell is basic and could only control mortals and cultivators below the Foundation Building Stage.)
Signal Booster: This item is a tool to boost the sending and reception of signals. The more boosters you have, the greater the effectiveness!
“This is freaking awesome!” Xu Que’s eyes lit up at these two items. Objectively speaking, these items are still rubbish. However, in the situation that Xu Que is stuck in in this illusory realm, the Basic Puppet Spell is something that could work almost like Divine Equipment!
First, it doesn’t need True Core Strength to activate, which is crucial, because it will work for the current mortal Xu Que.
Next, this spell can control people’s thoughts and actions, making it even stronger than hypnosis. It’s extremely powerful!
“Ha,ha, I will control the Empress Dowager and order her to marry me into the royal…ah no, beg me to marry her! Then I’d be the Emperor’s father! There’s no need for me to go through so much trouble just to unify the world!” Xu Que got excited at that thought.
He’s now so genuinely bored that he’s about to go crazy. Though, the appearance of this spell has helped him to find some fun in life.
“Eh, but what the heck is a signal booster? Is this the same type of tool as the Red Rope of Marriage and the Black Rod? What the,… I’m now in the World of Cultivators! What use do signals have here?” Xu Que looked at the second item. Disdain quickly filled his face as he shook his head vigorously. This item could be useful on Earth, but it had no place in the World of Cultivators. Who would build a signal station here? As if we could make a call to Earth with this!
Eh, wait a minute, don’t tell me that this can be used to…?
Xu Que jumped up immediately at that thought, his heart racing! If this tool can amplify signals until he could contact Earth with it, it would be invincible!
“No way, I have to test this now!”
Without hesitation, Xu Que threw aside the Basic Puppet Spell that had just delighted him and took out the signal booster straight away! Though it was called the signal booster, it looked just like a typical antenna. With one hand, Xu Que quickly put the antenna near the window. He then called the System store and redeemed a smartphone. However, the most crucial problem occurred – there is no SIM card in the phone!
Xu Que searched the whole System store, but he couldn’t find a SIM card, or anything related to it!
“For crap’s sake, System, that’s too unprofessional! How could you sell phones but not their SIM cards? What is wrong with you?” Xu Que berated exasperatedly.
The System replied coldly, “According to the host’s planet data, companies that sell phones do not necessarily sell SIM cards!”
Xu Que was rendered speechless.
What else could he do? The system was right; there wasn’t any rule stating that phone sellers must also sell SIM cards!
Hmmph, so infuriating!
Xu Que felt extremely angry. The chance to contact Earth was right in front of his eyes, but he couldn’t do anything just because he didn’t have a SIM card!
Suddenly, Xu Que thought of something, then quickly asked, “System, can the Debt Collector Beats Debtors function do anything else other than beating people up?”
Ding! “The host now has one chance to use the Debt Collector Beats Debtors function. This function is not limited to beating up people. It includes debt collection, guest appearances, airport pickups, running errands, etc!” replied the System. A window popped up at the same time.
The System interface had listed the price list for all sorts of functions. Beating up people and debt collection were the most costly, followed by guest appearances and airport pickups. Though surprisingly, running errands was cheap!
“That’s it…. That’s it!”
The running errands function was made just for him!
“System, I’m using the Debt Collector Beats Debtors function. Find someone to buy a SIM card on Earth, then deliver it to me!” Xu Que smiled, immensely excited.
He wouldn’t have the chance to use the beating up function of the Debt Collector Beats Debtors in these few decades anyway. The debt collectors under this function are all extremely powerful, and anyone on that list would need millions of Acting Tough Points to activate. It’s an amount Xu Que could not afford!
The errand running function, on the other hand, was different – it offered an excellent service for an even prettier price, and the amount is tailored for each errand runner.
As Xu Que screened the list, his eyes fell on the top-ranked runner.
“Act Tough King Ye Qiu? Ayo, what the heck? Son of a gun, how dare this imposter use my title?” Xu Que almost jumped up in a fury. “Even the title of Act Tough King isn’t exclusive these days. How is that even legal or acceptable?”
“So he’s called the Act Tough King, but putting that aside, how can someone with that title charge so little? Just one Acting Tough Point for an errand? What’s the difference between that and doing it for free? I, Xu Que, would rather die than do that. I won’t let you even earn one Acting Tough Point…. I’ll find someone else!” Xu Que complained. He couldn’t stand other people acting tough in front of him.
However, his dissatisfaction quickly died when he looked at the prices of others on this list.
Rank 2 on the list, Act Tough King Chen Beixuan, charges 100,000 Acting Tough Points per errand!
Rank 3 on the list, Act Tough King Li Qiye, charges 1 million Acting Tough Points per errand!
“Forget it, forget it, I’m not a petty person. As a superior person, I’ve got to be magnanimous! Ye Qiu is good. I’ll let you have the title of Act Tough King. As for me, ho,ho, from this day on, I will be the Act Tough Saint Xu Que!” Xu Que talked to himself and decided to ignore the rank 2 and rank 3 errand runners, who charged exorbitant fees.
He clicked on the name “Ye Qiu” and entered his function introduction page.
Ye Qiu: Carries The City’s Greatest Act Tough System, loyal to his country, righteous, has a cute daughter!
“Eh, he acts tough in the city? What the heck, are Act Tough systems so common nowadays?” Xu Que wondered out loud, but didn’t dwell too much on it. He had read countless web novels in his past life and was accustomed to all different kinds of systems.
He is interested in the daughter mentioned in the introduction though.
“System, what kind of skimpy introduction is this! How old is Ye Qiu’s daughter? How is she cute? Do you have a photo? Can she make the delivery instead? I will put up both hands to prove my innocence when meeting her!” asked Xu Que.
However, the System remained silent.
Xu Que couldn’t do much about it, so he stopped thinking about it. With his heart brimming with excitement, he placed an order with “Ye Qiu” to buy a SIM card and also for him to bring some cigarettes! No choice, the cigarettes in the System are too expensive; those on Earth are slightly more affordable!
Ding! “Congratulations, your order has been placed successfully. Your order is awaiting delivery. The lead time will be one month to ten years!”
“One month to ten years? I ￥%&*#￥%@##￥@.…”