Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God
Chapter 16: Radiant Tower

Among all the missions, the assessment mission to 'Assassinate Han Yueren' could only be regarded as one with moderate difficulty. Although Han Yueren was powerful, they had also arranged many of his weaknesses into the mission.

Some of these weaknesses were in the Han residence, some were in the Imperial Guard barracks, and there was even one in the imperial palace.

The real difficulty of this mission lay in whether they could find enough weaknesses within the time limit to greatly weaken Han Yueren's strength so that they could then face him head-on.

Originally, the two people calculated that with Gu Nan and Qin Xuanji’s strength, they could successfully complete the mission as long as they found even a single weakness.

But who would’ve known that Qin Xuanji would get herself trapped right from the start because she was too honest and frank?

And who would’ve thought that Gu Nan's behavior would be so unexpected...

"Does he want to kill Han Yueren by himself with these methods?" The woman named Tang Xuan couldn't help but sneer. The gap between Innate Realm Third Stage and Innate Realm Sixth Stage was not so easy to bridge.

She was very clear that even if Gu Nan shot ten arrows, perhaps not even a single arrow would be able to touch his opponent, so what's the point of that?

Old Zhang beside her touched his chin and said, "Actually, it’s not like his chances are zero... I’m afraid this was exactly his intention when he deliberately angered Han Yueren earlier."

"What intention?"

"Flying a kite."

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Kite tactics had never been a new term, but few could actually use it in reality because the conditions for achieving it were quite harsh.

But Gu Nan did it.

He angered the other party with the blood of Han Yueren's two sons, achieved far superior mobility with the Four Element Crossbow, then took away Han Yueren's vitality one arrow at a time.

The seconds ticked by, gradually approaching the mission’s time limit, but no trace of anxiety could be seen on Gu Nan’s face.

Han Yueren felt his body become more and more tired.

One of his eyes had been shot blind, and there was a mess of black marks on his right knee. Besides his vital points, Gu Nan's arrows almost always went towards the knees.

An arrow to the knee was not only a meme, but it also greatly affected mobility. Han Yueren began to realize that the situation was changing.

Before, he chased his opponent all over the world, but now, the other party would even come forward to attack from time to time, not giving him any time to rest...

‘Am I really going to die here?’

Han Yueren also thought about running away, but the target of his blood feud was right in front of him, and his aging mother, relatives, and friends at home were all behind him. How could he run away?

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His escape would mean the death of his entire family. What's the use of escaping with just his own life?

Standing among the broken walls of the ruined house, Han Yueren suddenly felt that although the world was so massive, there was no place for him inside it.

Swish!

Another fire arrow shot forth fiercely and slammed hard into his chest. A terrifying explosion followed, blasting him into the air.

This was the first time that Han Yueren failed to avoid the arrow and suffered a direct hit.

Gu Nan instantly focused in. Quantitative change gave rise to qualitative change, and he knew that this critical point had finally arrived.

Even if ten arrows couldn’t hit the opponent… What would happen after one hundred arrows… Two hundred arrows?

Humans would always become exhausted sooner or later, especially in the case of extreme emotional fluctuations, where stamina would be consumed particularly quickly. On the other hand, Gu Nan's actions were completely dependent on his crossbow, so he still maintained abundant physical strength and stamina.

The scales of victory were slowly tilting towards him.

In the small room, this arrow also became a turning point. Under Tang Xuan’s astonished gaze, the situation reversed itself to overwhelmingly favor Gu Nan.

Gu Nan didn't give his opponent a chance at all, appearing particularly aggressive. He shot 22 arrows in a row, all of which hit their target and directly blasted Han Yueren into a sieve.

Only then did Old Zhang sigh, but his face showed a happy smile. "This little fellow is not bad. He’s a good seedling... Bring them back."

Tang Xuan nodded numbly, turning on the device used to guide the members back. However, after a flash of white light, only Qin Xuanji appeared.

The three of them just stared at each other with wide eyes.

Both sides had confused expressions.

‘Why hasn’t Gu Nan been brought back?’

「The dungeon’s main mission has been completed. Return immediately?」

The familiar prompt rang in his ears. Gu Nan casually clicked 「No」, then continued his great cause of slaughtering everyone alive.

In the small room, events inside the dungeon played out on-screen. Gu Nan dove into the Han residence like a sharp arrow, crazily shooting the rest of the Han family members.

From Han Yueren's 70-year-old mother to the little white dog raised by the outer courtyard’s maid, no living being escaped the massacre.

It wasn’t until a river of blood flowed through the entire Han residence and nothing alive remained that Gu Nan finally submitted the mission leisurely.

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「Dungeon’s main mission has been completed:

Main Mission Evaluation: C

Side Story Development: D

Map Exploration: C

Evil Value: B

Comprehensive Evaluation: C+」

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「Accumulated points: 100 points

Accumulated Evil Value: 10」

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「Returning immediately」

The next moment, Gu Nan’s figure appeared inside the small room. He looked calm, but his mood wasn’t calm at all.

The evaluation was clearly only C+, and the mission also didn’t have a high difficulty, yet the points and Evil Value was far beyond the normal situation, so there was only one possibility...

It’s because this was an intermediate dungeon mission!

100 points and 10 Evil Value was the minimum reward for intermediate missions. No matter how low the difficulty was, the reward wouldn’t be any lower than this.

The logic in Gu Nan's mind gradually became clear: the Evil God game regarded the various planes in this world as dungeon spaces, but there was one problem. The game judged the mission rank based on mission difficulty, yet mission difficulty in this world depended on the level and size of the plane.

In other words, as long as it was in a medium-sized plane, no matter the mission difficulty, it would always be an intermediate reward!

Gu Nan saw a new way to get rich...

Just as Gu Nan was smiling like a fool, staring at his 26 Evil Value, Old Zhang, Tang Xuan, and Qin Xuanji were also staring at him with slightly strange expressions.

Old Zhang didn’t suspect anything from Gu Nan’s delayed return. After all, this wasn’t the first time that something went wrong with the equipment, but Gu Nan’s behavior after completing the mission...

"Cough!" Old Zhang coughed dryly and said, "Since the two of you have passed the assessment, we’re a family now. Let’s get to know each other. Welcome to Radiant Tower."

"Zhang Dongsheng, you can call me Old Zhang."

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"Tang Xuan... To be exact, this is Radiant Tower’s branch office on Ruby Fish Star’s sixth asteroid belt."

Old Zhang gave her a helpless look. He wanted to say something, but in the end he didn’t say it. He then introduced the two newcomers to Radiant Tower’s situation—they already knew about Gu Nan and Qin Xuanji's information.

With Old Zhang's explanation, Gu Nan and Qin Xuanji gradually realized what kind of environment they were in.

Radiant Tower was a giant organization that spanned the entire Star Realm and could even influence several adjacent realms. It was a super organization capable of carrying out missions in other worlds.

According to Gu Nan's understanding, this was a super-large mercenary organization specialized in accepting plane-level missions and used rebirth as their primary means of completing missions.

Devotee's Game System Inspired Note

» This section of the chapter is a Fan based created system to mock-up or simulate the 'Status Information' of our MC - Gu Nan. This implies that you are free to skip reading this and continue your journey onto the .

» All catalog data below is a summary of various information achieved by Gu Nan that corresponds till the end of the related chapter and is compiled into a singular 'Status Screen.' Additionally, the invented system below would continue to evolve as we progress and learn more about the novel itself.

MC's Status Information

Name: Gu Nan

Current Location: Radiant Tower’s branch office on Ruby Fish Star’s sixth asteroid belt

Status: ⟪ Evil God ⟫

Advancement Direction: Agility Type

Current Evil God Rank: Tier 2

Equivalent Martial Art: External Kung Fu Master - Innate Realm Third Stage

Current Evil God Temple Quest:

Main Mission Objective/s:

-— Kill Han Yueren. - External Source

Status: Cleared

Current Evil Points: 336

Overall Evil Points: 816, Overall Evil Value: 26

Exclusive Skills Acquired:

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Deceitful Steps. 「Movement Speed increased by 30%. Attack Speed increased by 50%」

Item/s owned:

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.」

Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God Chapter 16: Radiant Tower
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