After getting slapped twice in a row, Zhou Xuewen finally woke up, and his mind became clearer.

Anger had clouded his judgment just now. At the very least, Gu Tianleng was still in the Prodigious Realm.

‘But to think that he’d actually be killed in a single strike… And this young man is so fast that I didn’t even see him move.’

Hall Master Zhou's heart sank slightly, but he was someone who had weathered storms before. At times like these, his bones grew harder.

Hall Master Zhou’s body began to emit blue light. This was his innate ability, which could resist attacks and even rebound damage.

He said coldly, "Gu Nan, I don't care how talented you are, but you should know that one can’t go through the world using brute force alone…"

Bang!

Gu Nan suddenly punched him on the head. The blue shield blocked part of the punch’s strength, but Gu Nan's terrifying power still made his head shake with dizziness.

Gu Nan gave another sneer, kicked him to the ground, then grabbed Zhou Xuewen's calf with one hand and slammed him into the ground like a hammer.

Bang! Bang! Bang…

The dull sound of impact kept coming. Zhou Xuewen tried to resist at the start, but his head kept hitting the ground, quickly blurring his consciousness.

This was Gu Nan's optimum response for handling opponents with an external shield.

Sharp weapons such as swords may not be effective. On the contrary, this kind of impact damage couldn’t be neutralized by the shield.

After hitting the ground dozens of times in a row, Zhou Xuewen's head full of white hair was already full of blood. This Prodigious cultivator, whose strength was even comparable to that of the original Demon Lord, couldn’t even fight back in Gu Nan’s hands.

Gu Nan tossed Zhou Xuewen aside, then turned around with a cold smile and walked towards the door.

Major General Huang finally panicked. He quickly ordered the soldiers behind him, "S-Shoot him!"

Shooting in the city was against the law, but he didn’t have the time to worry about that. Right now, he could only hope that this scary fellow would die in the… ‘How is that possible?!’

Over a dozen high-energy laser beams shot out, but they dissipated completely before ever reaching Gu Nan.

Major General Huang stared at the scene in a daze. He finally realized that there was a shadow domain under Gu Nan's feet. When the laser beams reached this territory, they immediately disappeared without a trace.

"This is… Domain Stage!" A knowledgeable person cried out in surprise. This effect could only be achieved through the territory created by a Domain Stage cultivator.

Hearing this, Major General Huang finally understood. He was a high-level officer in the army to begin with and only intervened to help Hu Wei, but who could’ve thought he’d meet such an abnormal monster here?

The second Domain Stage powerhouse on the entire planet!

No wonder killing Gu Tianleng was as easy as killing a chicken, and even Hall Master Zhou was slapped twice…

As the peak of power in this world, Gu Nan didn’t have to fear anyone!

Major General Huang turned and ran away. He knew that unless the Xu family’s old man came, no one else would be able to stop Gu Nan. He could only hope that the dozens of machine guns would stall the other party for even an instant so that he could escape…

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As long as he fled into the military’s territory, which was protected by large-scale weapons of war, he would have some confidence of surviving.

However, as soon as he took two steps, the space in front of him darkened. Gu Nan was already standing before him, that calm and indifferent smile still on his face.

Major General Huang stuttered, "My uncle is the commander of a military district, you…”

Bang!

The next moment, his head had already burst.

Gu Nan calmly withdrew his hand and leaned aside in passing to avoid brain matter splashing onto him.

The death of Major General Huang silenced the entire area for a second, followed by a crazy roar from the soldiers. As soldiers, it was an insult to them for their commander to die right in front of them.

For these opponents who weren’t even in the Prodigious Realm, it was more efficient to kill them with swords.

So shadow swords appeared again, and fourteen soldiers were instantly decapitated.

Fourteen heads rolled down simultaneously, leaving only Hu Daobin—who hadn’t dared to rush up alongside the soldiers—standing in the same place. His legs trembled, and he looked pale.

He was truly afraid now. Even when his leg was broken right in front of his sister, he still didn't believe that this person would dare to oppose the military!

"Y-Young Master Nan… My older sister is Hu Wei. She and Miss Gu are good friends!" He got smarter this time and decided to bring out Hu Wei’s friendship with Gu Nian at this critical time.

However… For the current Gu Nan, bringing out Gu Nian’s face really was useless.

"Thank you for your reminder." Gu Nan smiled. "I'll send your sister down to reunite with you in a little while."

Hu Daobin was stunned when he heard that. Before he could reply, the shadow sword had already sliced his neck.

Another headless corpse slowly fell down. Gu Nan pulled out his sword and looked around. His gaze was still the same as before, but the effect was completely different now.

Everyone was glaring at him angrily before this, but now, no one dared to meet his gaze.

In all honesty, he killed people so ruthlessly and decisively that everyone became terrified.

In terms of blood relations, Gu Tianleng died; in terms of authority, Major General Huang also died; in terms of status, Hall Master Zhou Xuewen was still lying on the ground over there. Even if he could be saved, he’d probably still die soon.

Gu Nan just stood there, his expression unchanged. There wasn’t even a drop of blood on his shadow sword.

Seeing that no one dared to speak up anymore, he slowly walked back to the rest area and instructed Bai Luoluo, "Find someone to clean up this place. The Martial Arts Competition will proceed as usual."

"Okay." Bai Luoluo nodded. She was used to seeing blood in Immortal Demon World. This amount of slaughter was nothing to her.

‘It's just that these people seem to have very powerful backgrounds… Will Gu Nan's decisive killing lead to some kind of trouble?’

Gu Xingzhu watched Gu Nan pass by but couldn't say a word. Her heart was heavy.

The fact that Gu Nan slaughtered many at the Martial Arts Competition couldn’t be hidden from the media and the public. This was different from the Gu family's overnight encirclement and suppression of the Long family. This was simply slapping the government in the face.

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If the government doesn't come forward and respond, then it will have no prestige in the future.

‘And connecting all this with the identity of Major General Huang… I'm afraid that Ruby Fish Star, which has been calm for so many years, will attract countless eyes now.’

Gu Xingzhu's heart was conflicted. She had no desire to speak with Gu Nan anymore and wanted to return home to report this shocking news to the Gu family as soon as possible.

‘The Gu family lost a Prodigious Realm elder for no reason, and Gu Nan is also such a troublemaker… It's time to sever all ties with him!’

Gu Xingzhu believed this and felt that the Gu family would certainly agree with her.

While Bai Luoluo ordered people to clean up, she also tugged on Gu Nan's sleeve and asked in a whisper, "Hey, if you do this, will someone look for our trouble later?"

Gu Nan waved his hand casually. "I’ll kill anyone who prevents me from holding the Martial Arts Competition."

Gu Nan usually didn’t feel much about those NPCs, but during Evil Events, monsters who jumped out on their own to court death would, of course, only have one fate waiting for them—being killed off.

MC's Status Information

Name: Gu Nan

Current Location: Where the Martial Arts Competition is being held, Ruby Fish Star

Current Soul Location: N/A

Status: ⟪ Evil God ⟫

Advancement Direction: Agility Type

Current Evil God Rank: Tier 3

Equivalent/Current Martial Art: Prodigious Realm

Comprehension of Innate ability: Domain Stage

Chosen Core Skill: The Law of Shadow

Current Evil God Temple Quest:

Main Mission Objective/s:

-— Evil Event: Ruby Fish Star’s Martial Arts Competition. - Evil God Temple Issued

Status: On Going

Side Quest Objective:

-— None. - N/A

Status: N/A

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Current Evil Points: 600

Overall Evil Points: 3875, Overall Evil Value: 102

Core Skill Acquired

Shadow. 「Also known precisely as 'The law of Shadow' - its one of the highest-ranked laws in the game. Skill 'Power of Shadows' LVL +1」

Normal Skills Acquired:

Resistance. [ Passive Ability ] 「Your body will resist damage, and any damage taken will be reduced by 50%」

Locked 「N/A」

Locked 「N/A」

Exclusive Skills Acquired:

Deceitful Steps. [ Passive Ability ] 「Movement Speed increased by 30%. Attack Speed increased by 50%」

Power of Shadows. [ LVL 3 ] 「Allows the players to activate the skill “Hidden Shadows” at LVL 1 and unlocks the skill "Shadow Form" at LVL 2. If the 'Power of Shadows' reached LVL 3, the player will be able to use the 'Law of Shadow' to a much finer degree.」

Hidden Shadows. 「The power to manipulate shadows to a fine degree.」

Shadow Form. 「An incomparable handy skill that allows the player to manipulate shadows to create things, like weapons and armor. At the highest level of mastery, it could even create a humanoid clone.」

Equipment being worn

Armor

-— Dawn Sage’s Robe. 「Basic level defense. If you are not attacked within 3 seconds, you will receive the “Praise of Dawn” effect.」

Weapon

-— Four Element Crossbow. 「A Tier 2 crossbow weapon that can generate four types of elemental arrows—earth, water, wind, and fire—based on the user’s needs and does not need to load arrows.」

Accessories - Facial Accessories, Necklace, Earrings

-— Observer Eyepiece. 「An eyepiece that have a fixed Tier 2 magic 'Insight' inscribe in it.」

-— Dragon Heart Pendant. 「Allows players to activate the skill “Dragon Power”. This skill cannot be upgraded」

-— Shadow Earrings. 「Skill 'Power of Shadows' LVL +1」

Equipment Skills Acquired:

-— Insight. [ Passive Ability ] 「Ability to obtain high-precision data analysis when looking at people or objects.」

-— Dragon Power. 「Greatly enhances the player’s strength and physique. Duration: 5 seconds. Cooldown: 5 minutes」

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-— Praise of Dawn. [ Passive Ability ] 「Increases self-healing ability by 300%」

Item/s owned:

→ None.

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