Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 854 - Seizing the Treasure!
Chapter 854: Seizing the Treasure!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
It was evident that the tall lady from the Exquisite Beauty Pavilion had the best of intentions. She was worried that Jiang Hongyan and Xu Que would unknowingly bump into the Young Master of the Saint Palace. After all, from her viewpoint, a cultivator at the Form Synthesis Stage like Xu Que could never compare to the Young Master of the Saint Palace.
However, she could not understand why the Empress would treat this young man so differently. Could it be because of his good looks? But that didn’t seem like something that the Empress would do!
Besides, the young man looked seriously unreliable. He was yelling about robbing this many Crossing Calamity powerhouses simply due to the Empress siding with him, which was genuinely underhanded and off-putting. However, she would only think this to herself, never speak it out loud.
At the same time, however, Xu Que was beaming. The people from the Imperial Palace and the Saint Palace had all come?!
It’s seriously great!
“Lad, remember to take me along!” Buttface reminded Xu Que with a mischievous expression.
Having roamed around with Xu Que for this long, how could he not know Xu Que well? The moment he saw his bright look, he knew that he was about to cook up some trouble!
“Miss, since the people from the Imperial Palace and the Saint Palace are right in front of us, let’s go find them together!” Xu Que had already changed his tone. He had shed all his gangster-like aura from when he had wanted to rob them and asked them politely.
Everyone was surprised, as if they had just experienced a mass hallucination.
How could this person put on such a great act?
“Thank you for your kind thoughts, fellow cultivator. Just that…” The tall woman looked at Jiang Hongyan hesitantly, seemingly contemplating if she should continue.
“Just that?” Jiang Hongyan asked directly.
The tall woman continued, “Just that the Imperial Palace and the Saint Palace had just instructed us. Since they were the ones who led the Heaven-Devouring Demonic Mosquitoes away, they should be the ones who entered first. We could only enter after waiting two hours!”
“Nah, don’t worry about it. Follow us, and no one would dare to stop you!” Xu Que waved nonchalantly like it was nothing.
After he said that, he even turned to the disbanded cultivators and the demonic beasts, and said generously, “Fellow cultivators, why don’t you guys come along too? As it was decreed by providence that we have met, it was by fate that we have come together this day. Let us travel onward together, the more, the merrier!”
Everyone’s mouths twitched.
To hell with your decreed to meet by providence! Who would wish to meet you?
The more, the merrier? If not for the Empress, we would have killed you long ago!
“Let’s all head there together!” The Empress also nodded.
“Yeah! See, the Empress has spoken. Don’t be shy; let’s go together!” Xu Que hurried them along.
After all, a noble career such as acting tough needs audiences to scream 666; the more, the better!
However, the crowd did not pay Xu Que much attention. They just felt relieved that the Empress had also agreed, and from that they felt a certain sense of security. The Empress’s character was known by all to be righteous and honorable. She would never resort to underhanded tricks or schemes.
It was lucky that these people did not know Xu Que well yet. Otherwise, they would cough out blood while questioning their life purpose, jaw-dropped, while struggling to understand how the Empress would want to be with such a person!
“Thank you, Holy Senior!”
The crowd all thanked Jiang Hongyan, and the large company began to make their way ahead.
And so Xu Que’s plan to rob them was shelved. To him, robbing them no longer interested him as much as stripping the people from the Saint Palace and the Imperial Palace!
Following the guidance on the map, the company reached the area where Zhang Tiandao was located after journeying for more than an hour.
It was a mountain cave that had once collapsed. There should be a opening in the cave somewhere, which was the only way in leading to an entrance to use the Space Breaking Spell.
Zhang Tiandao had entered it with that woman, However, they had unfortunately activated a Killing Mode, which resulted in a tragedy.
Today, fallen leaves filled the exterior of the cave, making the whole entrance look dark and eerie. From time to time, cold winds would pick up the scattered leaves on the ground, taking them away to unknown places.
“Looks like Young Master Wei and the rest had entered. Those Heaven-Devouring Demonic Mosquitoes are also inside!” The tall woman from the Exquisite Beauty Pavilion said solemnly.
They all knew that this place had become much more dangerous than before. They were no match for this many Heaven-Devouring Demonic Mosquitoes. One wrong step and they would all lose their lives here!
Abruptly, Xu Que narrowed his eyes and swept his gaze around the entrance. He smiled. “Someone once laid a foundation at this place, a fresh one at that!”
A loud crash suddenly came from the cave.
Then, several beams of light shot out from the cave. They were powerhouses at the Crossing Calamity Stage. They were all drenched in blood and looked extremely flustered. The moment the powerhouses left the cave, they immediately took out best-grade Spirit Stones and threw them in all four directions and started to initiate a spell.
“Young Master, we are ready!” These people cried out in unison.
The next moment, a white-clad silhouette dashed out with many people behind him.
At the same time, a head-tingling buzzing sound came from the cave, like a swarm of bees flapping their wings, inching closer and closer!
“It’s the Heaven-Devouring Demonic Mosquitoes! They’re coming out!” The tall lady from the Exquisite Beauty Pavilion paled as she recognized the sound.
“Young Master, hurry!” The cultivators who had made it out earlier yelled urgently.
The glow of the spell illuminated their hands, and they were ready to seal the entrance. The white-clad man also told the cultivators to speed it up, as they dashed out of the cave.
However, a red light blasted out of the cave and caught up with them at the speed of lightning!
“Be careful, Young Master!” Everyone exclaimed in shock.
A crisp tear, and the white-clad man managed to avoid the red beam by twisting his body at an impossible angle. However, it still tore a large piece of fabric from his clothing. Almost immediately, a beast-skin pouch fell out from his sleeves. The red beam returned and rushed toward the beast-skin pouch at an astounding speed.
Unwillingness flashed across the white-clad man’s face, but it was too late to snatch the item within the beast-skin pouch. All he could do was to dash out while everyone protected him.
Just at the moment he touched the ground, the white-clad man looked over and trembled at the sight of Jiang Hongyan.
“Holy Senior, you…you’re back?” He was thrilled and surprised.
However, his smile gradually froze. He saw Xu Que standing beside Jiang Hongyan. Not only that, but they were standing so close to each other that they were almost touching shoulders, looking like a couple.
“Young Master, the item of Zhang Tiandao.…” Someone exclaimed who had discovered the pouch that he had dropped at the cave entrance.
However, before he could make out a complete sentence, the red beam had already curled up the beast-skin pouch, along with the item in it, and tried to escape into the cave.
“Forget it, it’s too late!” The white-clad man shook his head.
Suddenly, a terrifying crash resounded in the area. It was as though a massive bolt of lightning had passed before them; before they could react, it was already past them like a slight blur in their eyesight.
“Little one, come back!” Jiang Hongyan lost her cool and exclaimed.
It seemed to be the first time she had lost her cool. The one who dashed out was Xu Que. When he heard that the white-clad man had dropped something belonging to Zhang Tiandao, his first reaction was that there was a huge possibility of it being the Space Breaking Spell. He instinctively chased after it!
He used the full power of the Three Thousand Volts Lightning and even enhanced it with all the spells he could handle. With utmost speed and a King of Act-Tough Fist worth 30,000 Acting Tough Points, he clutched his hands into fists and thundered at the red beam!
A golden fist condensed out of thin air and, with a killer angle, punched the red beam heavily into the wall. The whole mountain wall cracked instantly, and broken debris flew out. The red beam disappeared, and the item wrapped in beast skin fell onto the ground.
“What? How…how is this possible?”
The ladies from the Exquisite Beauty Pavilion who had come with Xu Que, as well as the disbanded cultivators and demonic beasts, all stared in disbelief. How could a cultivator at the Form Synthesis Stage possess such speed and strength?
“Seal the entrance!” A chilling look entered into the eyes of the white-clad man as he ordered sternly. With a slam of their palms, the cultivators outside the cave activated the seal prepared beforehand without any hesitation.
“Wait, don’t!” Jiang Hongyan called out rapidly.
Alas, it was too late; a blinding light shot up from the ground and cordoned the perimeter around the cave and its entrance.
Everyone except for Xu Que was safe behind the seal. However, Xu Que paid no attention to the restricting formation. With a light push with his toes, he flew toward the entrance and shoved the item wrapped in the beast skin into his chest pocket. Then, with a plop, he touched down safely with both feet. The whole process was swift, deft, and over within seconds.
Just then, an earth-shattering, deafening buzz came out from the cave!
Blood quickly drained from everyone’s faces.
From within the pitch-black entrance, countless Heaven-Devouring Demonic Mosquitoes poured out of the cave like a great flood.
Only one thought crossed everyone’s mind – that this lad’s going to die for sure!