Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 994 - It’s a Giveaway Question!
Chapter 994: It’s a Giveaway Question!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
A blazing red engulfed everything in sight, including the sky. Xu Que felt the Refined Moon Key burning in his hands as it melted into blood. Shortly after, he was teleported to the Refined Moon Palace, feeling as if he was entering a blackhole.
Everything went dark, followed by a blinding light. When Xu Que opened his eyes, the surroundings were no longer fiery red, but the hallways of a brightly lit palace! The palace was decorated luxuriously, with accents in gold and pearls. Its pillars were built of crystals. However, it was a massive space that appeared creepily lonely and cold, and there was no furniture to fill up the rooms.
At the entrance was a large group of people who had entered the Refined Moon Palace from the First Realm. Separated from his team, Xu Que used his Soul Strength to locate Jiang Honyan and Xu Feifei quickly.
“Bro, we are here!”
In just moments, Elder Yu led a group of disciples, including Xu Feifei, toward Xu Que.
The other factions also joined the gang amicably, because for some reason nobody picked a fight at the entrance. After all, the Refined Moon Palace was much bigger than they could ever have imagined. With a common enemy, peace between them was very important. They knew too well that they would have to preserve their combat abilities for later. The last thing they needed was an internal war.
“Hmm? We seem to have lost some people!” Xu Que’s eyebrows rose as he glanced around. He was looking for those in the red robes whom he had met before entering the palace, but no one from that group was in sight.
“The Refined Moon Palace is like that. We entered the same way, but some will go missing without any reason. Besides, the palace is massive; the chances of seeing them again are slim. Even if we met them again, it might mean that our chances of surviving this ordeal have been reduced.” Elder Yu shook his head as he sighed.
“How mysterious these people are! We can’t say for sure, maybe the place they have gone to is where the real treasures are located!” Xu Que started laughing at the thought of it. Since he can use Soul Strength here, if he wanted to locate the red-robed guys, it wouldn’t be difficult.
“Master Wang, please be cautious. We shouldn’t provoke the people of the Refined Moon Palace,” Elder Yu reminded Xu Que.
Xu Que smiled faintly but did not reply. With his abilities, he did not need to fear anyone below the Celestial Levels.
“Let’s go; all of you have to follow me closely. Remember, never touch anything in the room!” The old lady finally spoke. She seemed to be familiar with the area and had a clear sense of which direction to go in to lead the group forward.
Xu Que then glanced at Buttface, squinting up his eyes. Buttface, however, was confused by Xu Que’s weird facial expressions. He said, puzzled, “Lad, what happened to your eyes? Was it the sand? Let me blow it away for you!”
“Blow your head!” Xu Que rolled his eyes and he used telepathy instead, “The elder from the Second Realm with her daughter is right at the back. Help me inform them that I will need to excuse myself and let them go first. I will rejoin them when I am finished with my matters here.”
“F*ck! I am the lord of the uncommon, the sophisticated, and the handsome, how can I do such a lowly job! Unless you are trading this task for two pieces of smelly tofu, I shall not move!” Buttface was trying to extort some reward from Xu Que.
Xu Que raised his arms and prepared to hammer Buttface, as Buttface decided to complete the task unconditionally. At the same time, the old lady strode in the direction of the Great Hall. The Great Hall had six exits, and the old lady had chosen the one in front of them. Elder Yu led his disciples from the Leaving Leaves Sect as they followed her closely.
“Yo! I am back; it’s settled, they say they will wait for you!” Buttface said as he returned.
Xu Que nodded as he gazed at Jiang Hongyan, and they both then fell behind the Leaving Leaves Sect and went for the arched door. Inside of the door was a dark, long tunnel. The tunnel was lined with wooden benches and led toward the dark silhouette of a building. The building seemed to be a quaint, traditional pavilion. Outside of the pavilion was a calm lake that did have any waves or ripples. The vibe it gave off was lonely and creepy. The place was terrifyingly quiet. Many of the disciples of the Leaving Leaves Sect started to look frightened. Meanwhile, Xu Que, who had brought along his family, was looking around as if they were tourists.
“Hmm?” The old lady suddenly stopped as the gang advanced.
Xu Que tiptoed forward and yelled, “Guide…oops sorry…the one in front, why did you stop?”.
“This place…this place has changed since the last time I was here!” Color drained from her face as she stood frozen to the ground.
“What’s going on?” Elder Yu asked.
The old lady shook her head and said, “I walked on this path 100 years ago, see, these are the markings I left here. When I reached the end of the tunnel, two doors appeared. However, now, we have the same markings present, but no doors, and no end.”
Tssss! Everyone let out a breath as they received this news.
Elder Yu then suggested, “Could it be because someone has triggered a trap, and it changed our course?”
“This is impossible; traps do not exist in the Refined Moon Place.” The old lady shook her head. With her powerful Soul Strength, if there had been any underlying traps, she would have noticed long before.
“That is correct; there are no traps here!” Xu Que touched his chin as he smiled.
The old lady turned to look at Xu Que, “Master Wang, do you know what’s going on?”
“Of course I do!” Xu Que smiled. “Well, for the Exploding Heavens Faction, this is exactly what a giveaway question looks like!”
“What? Do enlighten us, Master Wang!” The old lady asked humbly.
Xu Que took out his Dark Heavenly Sword and pointed it forward. He grinned. “Obviously, this is the legendary phenomenon known as—spinning in circles!”
Everyone was stunned.
The old lady was confused as she asked, “How could this possibly have happened? Master Wang, how can we resolve this?”
“Simple. This is a task that requires skill and experience. The locations where we mark the walls must be precise, and it requires a professional. All of you know that my name is Wang Dachui (the big hammer), and I specialize in marking walls. I have been doing this for over a century. Today, I shall help you mark these walls for a special discount. With each mark, I shall charge 80 bottles of Ten-Millennium-Flower-Dew!”
Right after he said his piece, Xu Que dragged his Dark Heavenly Sword with him and stopped beside the old lady. Before anyone could react, he raised the sword with much force, and it connected loudly against the wall.
“80! 80! 80!”
The quiet, lonesome tunnel echoed with Xu Que’s hysteric howls of the price he was charging and the crashing sounds on the walls. Each hit costs 80 bottles!
Finally, the people of the Leaving Leaves Sect realized what was going on. Elder Yu realized what they had gotten themselves into. 80 bottles of Ten-Millennium-Flower-Dew for each strike? F*ck, that’s robbery! With just a few strikes, the Leaving Leaves Sect and the Dong Family will go bankrupt even before their goal is accomplished!