Ultimate Scheming System

 
 

Ultimate Scheming System Chapter 86


Is this guy… out of his mind? He actually burnt something as rare as the Star Miscanthus!

Tang Xue Rou and the others had a huge change in their expressions.

"Senior, don’t!" Tang Xue Rou screamed out in shock. How could he bear to burn such a precious and rare plant. It was akin to wasting natural resources!

Not only was the Star Miscanthus a crucial medicinal grass used for the second stage of the Contest Area, it was also extremely scarce in all of the Five Nations. Although only the people of Sky Incense Valley knew how to refine it, its worth was infinitely undeniable everywhere.

It was rumored that a single Star Miscanthus could fetch at least 500,000 Spirit Stones in black market auctions!

Instead, Xu Que had set the Star Miscanthus ablaze with a bunch of flames in his hand.

"Chi!" In a flash, strands of sparks started to splash outwards. Akin to countless tiny and resplendent bits of starlight, the sparks emerged from his hand. Then, the sparks spilt upwards, similar to a fountain!

Tang Xue Rou and the others were dumbfounded. Firstly, at the fact that Xu Que had burnt the Star Miscanthus. Secondly, at the scene of the Star Miscanthus burning up and emitting starlight. It was indeed beautiful!

"Damn, isn’t this similar to fireworks which the kids used to play with during the New Year?"

Xu Que looked upon the light emerging from his hands and became joyful. There are indeed so many types of magical medicine grasses in this World of Cultivators. Also, this light seemed more beautiful than the "fireworks" they have on Earth. Looked pretty fun…

He waved his hand and a golden colored "fireworks" formed a line in mid-air. It remained there for a good while before gradually dissipating and landing on the ground. It then left a faint lasting glow, which left Tang Xue Rou and the others in awe!

After a while, the golden light finally disappeared in its entirety.

And so, in the hands of Xu Que, the precious Star Miscanthus had dissolved into ashes and drifted away with the wind!

"Ding! Congratulations to host ‘Xu Que’ for successfully acting tough. The reward is 40 act tough points!" The system beep sounded in Xu Que’s head.

"Wait!" Xu Que suddenly came into realization and became excited shortly after, "I, the Act Tough King, seem to... have found out a better, new and refined way to act tough!"

"Ha ha ha! I've struck it rich this time!" Xu Que laughed out loudly. Without even saying his goodbyes to Tang Xue Rou and the rest, he quickly left into the distance.

Zhang Su Liang and the others were left with a curious expressions. When Xu Que’s figure finally disappeared from their eyes, they looked at one another in dismay and immediately let out an awkward laugh.

That "Senior" is indeed an oddball!

Only Tang Xue Rou’s eyes were filled with a tinge of suspicion. This black robed man looked very familiar to her but she could not recall where she had met him before.

...

Moments later, far at the other side of the mountain valley, several Cultivators were overwrought with finding the Star Miscanthus.

"After so long, we still can't find the Star Miscanthus. Could it be that we really have no fate with the Sky Incense Valley?"

"Blame it on our bad luck."

"No. It’s mainly due to the fact that the Star Miscanthus was extremely rare. Although this valley is vast, it's impossible that many of them exist here. I reckon that most of them had been found by the others already."

"Sigh, let's rest for a bit. We’ll split up and look for it again later."

The few people sighed and shook their heads in frustration.

At this time, a black robed figure appeared not too far in the distance.

The few people were overjoyed upon seeing him.

"Hey, look, isn't that the guy who wanted to take on the second stage alone?"

"Haha!!! Look at him rushing around. I bet he's dumbstruck about not finding the Star Miscanthus."

"We still have at least five more hours. I'm afraid that lad would only have around half an hour left."

"Haha! I'm gonna laugh to death. He still had the guts to scold us at the valley entrance. Let's go and stall him and waste his time."

"You're right. I want to see if he still can stay this arrogant with his current state!"

Finishing their conversation, the few people merged into the shadows and rushed towards Xu Que’s direction.

"Lad, are you trying to find the Star Miscanthus? Beg us. Wait, even if you beg us, we won’t give it to you. Hahaha!" The few people stood behind Xu Que and said mockingly.

Upon hearing that, Xu Que became overjoyed. He stopped, turned around, and asked, "Do you guys believe that the Star Miscanthus really contains starlight?"

"Huh?"

The few men became stunned and they were all stumped.

Starlight in the Star Miscanthus? What does it mean?

"Is this kid out of his mind?"

"Looks like he suffered a mental blow from not being able to find the Star Miscanthus and caused his mind to be in disorder. Hahaha!"

"Lad, you should get out of here. You don’t suit this place.".

The few man laughed at the misfortune they found him in.

Xu Que smirked. Nodding his head, he started to laugh, "My apologies. I’ve already found the Star Miscanthus. Do you wanna see? Look, let me show you. One... Two... Wow... Three ... Four..."

Looking at Xu Que tossing out the Star Miscanthus one by one, the few Cultivators were dumbfounded. Their faces were filled with astonishment and their mouth almost dropped to the ground from surprise.

"How… how is this possible?"

"Ten of them. Oh my god!"

"What kind of luck does this lad have?"

"But he’s only been inside here for around 30 minutes. How is it possible to obtain so many Star Miscanthus?" They were bewildered.

Xu Que waved his hand and laughed, "Stop guessing already. With your low intelligence, you wouldn’t have guessed where I got the Star Miscanthus from even on your deathbed. It all started from when I was in the toilet. But nevermind about that. What’s more important is that, I am going to prove to you one thing today!"

"Prove… Prove what?" Their faces were filled with confusion.

"That… There’re starlight in the Star Miscanthus!"

"What’s that? What the hell are you talking about?" The few of them grew impatient and glared at the few Star Miscanthus Xu Que was holding. Their eyes were filled with greed.

Xu Que’s mouth looked like it was holding back a smile. He waved his black robe and took a posture similar to a magician. He then pointed out his finger.

"Ba-dum!" Flames started to appear on his finger tip.

"Next up, it’s time to witness a miracle!"

Finishing his opener, the flame on Xu Que’s finger started to erupt and shot towards the ten Star Miscanthus!

"No!"

"What the hell! You have a serious problem!"

"Stop it!"

The Cultivators were shocked out of their wits. They screamed and ran towards Xu Que.

However, the flames had already ignited the ten Star Miscanthus.

With a "rip" sound, a beautiful gold-coloured starlight started to blossom from Xu Que’s palm!

"..." The Cultivators’ legs turned into jelly as they sat on the ground in evident despair.

"Ten Star Miscanthus, a whole ten of them…"

"They’re gone just like that. They were burnt right in front of our eyes!"

"Ah!"

The few people who were initially burning with hope, turned into hopeless individuals in a flash. They had taken a strong emotional blow. They stared at Xu Que with malicious looking eyes and were on the brink of turning crazy.

"Ding! Congratulations to host ‘Xu Que’ for successfully acting tough. The reward is 30 act tough points!"

"Ding! Congratulations to host ‘Xu Que’ for successfully acting tough. The reward is 50 act tough points!"

...

After hearing the system beep in his head, Xu Que’s nonchalant expression turned into one filled with joy. He waved the ignited Star Miscanthus in the air as if he was celebrating the New Year.

Facing the few Cultivators, he was thoroughly enjoying himself. The golden "fireworks" formed countless bright streams and started to make many different shapes.

He drew out the letter "S" before drawing out the letter "B" like a child.

The lines left a dazzling golden trail of what seemed like the letters "SB" in front of the few Cultivators. After the first "SB" letters faded and landed on the ground, another "SB" would start to light up.

"Ding! Congratulations to host ‘Xu Que’ for successfully acting tough. The reward is 20 act tough points!"

"Ding! Congratulations to host ‘Xu Que’ for successfully acting tough. The reward is 30 act tough points!"

In Xu Que’s head, sounds of the system beeps continued to echo!