Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 849 - Retrogradation of the Blood in the River
Chapter 849: Retrogradation of the Blood in the River
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
At the last possible instant, a crisp sound could be heard. Thanks to his sharp eyes and agile hands, Xu Que stopped Buttface by hitting his forehead.
This lake was full of Soul Marrows. If Buttface swam in it, it would be turned into a lake of Soul poisons!
Howl! “Little brat, let me go! I want to swim! Damn! Why do you lift me up? Ouch.…” Buttface struggled as he cursed. However, Xu Que still lifted him up and threw him out of the cave.
After that, Xu Que sealed the opening of the cave with several restrictive spells to stop Buttface from making trouble inside.
“OK, finally this guy has been driven away. Now we can settle down to perform cultivation!” Xu Que turned around and clapped his hands.
Jiang Hongyan had sat down in front of the Soul Marrows with her legs folded. She took off the Human-skinned Mask. Her extremely beautiful face was so breathtaking!
Xu Que walked over to her and said cheekily, “Come on, let’s perform cultivation and dominate this world together!” After saying that, he started to touch her, putting his hand on her shoulder.
Jiang Hongyan said with a faint smile, “Little brat, are you sure you are going to perform cultivation together with me?”
She looked at Xu Que with her bright and clear eyes. Apparently, she knew Xu Que couldn’t perform secluded cultivation in this place according to this style. It would be even more serious than killing him.
“Just hang around and come back after one month. I will be right here waiting for you!” Jiang Hongyan said gently before Xu Que could reply. She was very considerate and didn’t want to force Xu Que to stay with her in this place. She even hoped Xu Que wouldn’t feel any restraint when he was with her.
Moreover, she only needed one month to condense her soul. After that, they could take away the unused Soul Marrows. It was unnecessary for both of them to perform secluded cultivation here.
“No, I want to stay here with you. I can’t live without you for even one minute!” Xu Que didn’t want to leave. He grabbed Jiang Hongyan’s arm and uttered mushy words.
Luckily, Buttface was not in the cave. Otherwise, he would have spit blood on the spot.
Jiang Hongyan grinned. She shook her head embarrassedly when she saw Xu Que was hugging her arm like a naughty boy.
Howl! “Little brat, come out, I found something important!” Buttface shouted excitedly at this time. He managed to make a hole on Xu Que’s restrictive spell and put his head in.
Buttface, how dare you spoil our tryst!
Xu Que stood up and stared at Buttface’s head angrily.
Buttface didn’t know what had happened. He still tried to enter the cave through the hole he had made as he shouted excitedly, “Come on, little brat. I set up a trap two months ago, which has caught some fish at last!”
“What the hell? Do you know how to set up a trap?” Xu Que frowned immediately.
Before he had time to think it over carefully, a deafening big bang roared in from outside the cave abruptly, which made the cave tremble violently.
“Holy crap! Buttface, what have you done? The cave is about to collapse!” Xu Que’s eyes widened. They found this quiet place with great difficulty. However, his plan to perform secluded cultivation together with Jiang Hongyan had already been spoiled.
“Little brat, let’s leave this place!” Jiang Hongyan stood up without any hesitation.
Although they knew they could protect the cave with magic arts, it seemed a terrible calamity must have occurred outside to make such a big bang. More than 100 cultivators were fighting. Also, the fight was drawing nearer to them. Therefore, it was unnecessary to protect this useless cave. They could abandon the cave, but the Soul Marrows had to be extracted.
“System, extract all Soul Marrows here!” Xu Que ordered after activating the System.
A strand of light gushed out from his body, which was turned into intangible strength. Then, all the Soul Marrows in the lake were taken away like the Living Holy Water.
When he was about to leave, he saw a faint halo of light in the dry lakebed.
Xu Que couldn’t help but go closer to have a look. Then, he was surprised by what he saw. A milky crystal was in the lakebed, which was as large as a watermelon.
“A Soul Marrow Crystal?” Jiang Hongyan was also shocked by that object.
“It is a crystal generated from the accumulation of the Soul Marrows after many years. A small piece is as powerful as an entire lake of Soul Marrows. I didn’t expect this one could be so large. How long has this place been deserted?” She frowned with puzzlement.
“We don’t have time to think. Let’s get out of this place first!” Xu Que waved his hand to extract that crystal. Then, he dashed toward the opening of the cave holding Jiang Hongyan’s hand.
Buttface also followed them excitedly as he shouted, “I made it!” Xu Que was so angry that he almost wanted to smash Buttface to death!
When they came out of the cave, they found the mountains outside the cave had burst apart. Hill stones were rolling everywhere. They could still hear the loud noises in the distance, together with shrill cries and wails of countless people.
A strand of faint red appeared in the waterfall running down from above, which gave off the blood smell. Then, the waterfall became redder and redder, and the blood smell also became stronger!
“Buttface, what the hell have you done?” Xu Que frowned as he looked at Buttface.
The waterfall was filled with blood, which meant at least 100 people had been killed.
Buttface also said in surprise, “Holy crap! Why were so many people killed?”
Then, he shook his head, “No, something is wrong! I passed through the valley behind this mountain. But the opening of the valley was blocked by a big rock. I couldn’t move it. So I placed a spell on the rock, so that others could be lured here to smash the rock! The big bang could have been caused by the smashing of the rock apparently. But I also don’t know why so many people were killed!”
“What kind of spell did you place on that rock?” Xu Que said embarrassedly. It seemed Buttface didn’t lie to them, and this issue was not related to him.
“Nothing!” Buttface scratched his head and said, “It was just an ordinary piece of yellow paper, and I wrote on it: ‘Anyone who dares to tear it down will lose all family members. If you are not a coward, just come in and fight me!’”
“…” Xu Que’s lips twitched. This dog is so wicked!
“This is really a big problem! Could it be that that giant rock smashed those people after being broken by them?” Buttface said.
“It is impossible for them to be killed by that rock!” Xu Que couldn’t help but shake his head and said with a cold smile as he looked at those broken mountains in the distance, “I’m afraid something precious is hidden behind that rock, which triggered a bloody fight! However…it doesn’t make sense. Normally, even if they started a bloody fight over precious items, they couldn’t kill so many people in such a short time!”
He observed the cultivators on the Road of Heavenly Ascension. Most of them had reached the Void Training Stage. Only a few cultivators hadn’t reached the Void Training Stage. Therefore, even if they fought by risking their lives, it was still impossible for such big casualties in such a short time.
“Hey, little brat, see, why is the blood in the river going back against the water current? Damn! This is so weird!” Buttface shouted in surprise as he pointed at the river and the waterfall.
Hearing that, Xu Que and Jiang Hongyan turned around. They were shocked by what they saw. The large waterfall and river were still flowing downward as usual. However, the blood in the river was gushing toward the upper reaches of the river as if someone was drawing the blood.
“How could this be?”
All at once, Xu Que and Jiang Hongyan looked up at the mountain in the distance seriously.
A creepy atmosphere and ominous premonitions were permeating this area gradually.