Dice throw was a common gambling game. Generally speaking, the one with the higher roll would be the winner. But this time, Ugly Gambler requested to reverse it and have the one with the lower roll be the winner instead. That was not something completely new, but it was rarely done in that manner. One could see just how confident Ugly Gambler was in his gambling skill.
Xiang Shaoyun frowned before answering, “Sure.”
He was here mostly to subdue Ugly Gambler. He had thought that he could obtain victory in one go using his Nether Soul Domain, but Ugly Gambler was too crafty. All that happened here had gone beyond his expectation. Even so, he was still as confident as ever in securing a victory.
“Good. Lady Liu, please bring over a set of dice. Don’t even think of trying to trick me with some modified dice, or I’ll tear this casino apart,” said Ugly Gambler.
Liu Yezi did not dare to slight him and hurriedly took out the best dice of the casino. Ugly Gambler weighed the dice with his hand before handing them to Xiang Shaoyun. However, Xiang Shaoyun waved his hand and said, “I believe in your integrity when it comes to gambling. You’ll have the first go.”
“Sure. Open your eyes wide,” said Ugly Gambler without any hesitation. He tossed the dice into the air, and a dice cup appeared in his hand. In a flash, he caught the dice inside it before slamming the dice cup onto the table.
There were no flashy actions, but his movements were extremely smooth. This was the display of one whose skills had returned from complexity to simplicity.
Everyone focused on the dice, and when they were revealed, six red dots appeared before everyone.
Everyone felt a sense of veneration for Ugly Gambler when they saw the result. They were all gambling addicts, and they longed greatly for great gambling skills.
A smile that was uglier than a crying face appeared on Ugly Gambler’s face as he said, “Hehe, it’s your turn, kid.”
Tuoba Wan’er looked at Xiang Shaoyun and asked anxiously, “Holy son-in-law, will you be fine? Why don’t we stop here?”
Xiang Shaoyun gently patted the back of her hand and said, “Since I dared to come, I have the absolute confidence to win. Trust me.”
He stepped forth, grabbed the dice, tossed them in the dice cup, and started shaking the cup casually. There was nothing special about his movements. In fact, he looked like someone who had never rolled a die in his life. Could someone like this prevail over Ugly Gambler?
One of the onlookers couldn’t help but say, “If he could roll six ones like Lord Gambler as well, I’ll eat the dice and the dice cup.”
“What if he really can get a roll smaller than Lord Gambler?” someone asked.
“Six ones is the smallest possible roll. How can he get a smaller roll?” replied the first person. “If he can really win, I will eat the table.”
By the time that person was done speaking, Xiang Shaoyun had already stopped shaking the dice cup. However, he did not open it up immediately.
“Stop struggling. Open it up. You are going to lose,” said Ugly Gambler with a smile.
He had been listening closely to the sound of the dice when Xiang Shaoyun was shaking the dice cup, and he could see that Xiang Shaoyun was basically shaking it randomly like a regular person. It was basically impossible for him to get the same rolls on all six dice at the same time, let alone six ones. Victory was basically all but guaranteed now.
Xiang Shaoyun did not say anything. Rather, he sent his senses creeping into the dice cup. He found that his rolls were really all over the place, and in total, he rolled for over 20 points. How could he compare with six ones?
How am I supposed to win with this? thought Xiang Shaoyun gloomily.
At this time, the people around them started urging Xiang Shaoyun to reveal his dice, but he remained unmoving.
Liu Yezi said, “Young brother, you have to show your roll soon, or you will be disqualified.”
Xiang Shaoyun nodded. He stayed silent and kept his senses on the dice, then started manipulating them. With his soul power at the level comparable to a Soul Foundation Realm cultivator, he could easily move the dice inside the cup.
Stack! Xiang Shaoyun roared inwardly and caused all six dice to stack over each other.
The six dice formed a pillar, with a red dot at the very top. That was an inconceivable scene. Ugly Gambler could sense some movement inside the cup, but he did not know what Xiang Shaoyun was doing. A person’s strength would be irrelevant if one did not have the skills to see through the cup clearly.
Xiang Shaoyun heaved a breath of relief. His Nether Soul Domain granted him an incredible advantage in terms of senses. Not even Ugly Gambler was his match in this respect.
“I’m opening up,” said Xiang Shaoyun as he lifted the cup.
Six stacked dice appeared before everyone. The topmost die revealed one point, while the rolls of the other dice were unknown as they were stacked underneath. Everyone was stunned. From what everyone was seeing, Xiang Shaoyun had only gotten one point which was most definitely lower than Ugly Gambler’s roll. But would this count?
The person who claimed that he would eat the table instantly fainted. Ugly Gambler had an expression of disbelief. Stacking dice was one of the highest tier techniques in terms of gambling, and it was not something an ordinary person could accomplish. Only an absolute expert gambler would be able to exercise such fine control on one’s dice.
He had not imagined that Xiang Shaoyun would be such a formidable opponent. And now, it would seem like he had been defeated.
After a momentary stun, Liu Yezi winked at Xiang Shaoyun and said, “Young brother, you have formidable gambling skills. This is the legendary one red dot. You actually did it. You win this round.”
Xiang Shaoyun ignored Liu Yezi and looked at Ugly Gambler as he said, “Lord Gambler, your life is mine from now on.”
Ugly Gambler looked at Xiang Shaoyun and asked, “How did you do that?”
“I don’t know. I got lucky, I guess,” said Xiang Shaoyun innocently.
“Haha. I have been gambling over 1,000 years, but for me to suffer such a defeat today, what an irony!” Ugly Gambler roared with laughter. Before he stopped laughing, his hand shot out toward Xiang Shaoyun at the speed of lightning.
He was a late-stage Sovereign. His strength was not to be underestimated. With Xiang Shaoyun’s reaction, how would he be able to avoid it? Then again, one should not forget about the turtle and the toad beside Xiang Shaoyun. They were here to protect him, and if they failed in their task, it would be utterly embarra.s.sing for them since they were Demon Sovereigns.
Both the turtle and the toad sallied forth and blocked the attack before reaching out for Ugly Gambler.