Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God
Chapter 35: Mindset And Luring Monsters

Two days later, on a mountain trail, a medium-sized bus stopped right outside a resting area. The silent mountain breeze filled in its empty surroundings.

"Passengers, we have arrived at the scenic area in Mt. Yanxing. Please pack your bags and prepare to disembark." The door of the bus opened, and a beautiful young girl walked off as she spoke through a megaphone in her hand. She was the full-time tour guide of this tour group, responsible for taking the tourists to sightsee the famous scenic spots of Mt. Yanxing.

A middle-aged woman sat right by the front door of the bus. Just as she was about to stand up and get off, she looked around and complained, "Why are we parked in such a damned place? Can't you drive in a little further?"

The girl tour guide showed an apologetic smile. "I'm really sorry, because Yanxing Mountain is a Level 5A scenic location, foreign vehicles are not allowed to enter, so we can only walk through this section of the road......"

"Ah? Then how long will walking take?"

"Please rest assured, honored guest. It's not that far, it's just a ten minute walk."

"Really now, the worst thing that can happen is a few fines, what’s the big deal… Ouch! Do you not have eyes?" The middle-aged woman still had a face full of reluctance, but halfway through her sentence, she was knocked aside.

When she looked up, she saw a dark-skinned young man helping his girlfriend off the bus. He was the one who had rudely knocked her aside just now.

When had the middle-aged woman ever suffered such injustice before? She started swearing at him on the spot.

When the young man heard her curses, he looked back at her in surprise. His gaze was a little strange, as if a pig had run into him while he was walking on the road.

Immediately after, the middle-aged woman saw a scene she would never forget in her life.

The young man stepped off the bus and pulled out a crossbow from somewhere, after which a red arrow shot under the bus.

Boom!

A huge explosion came, and the entire bus was blasted straight off the ground and fell towards the bottomless foot of the mountain!

‘W-why am I flying......’ The last thing the middle-aged woman saw was the bus, together with herself, being thrown off the mountainside.

Next to him, the girl tour guide who got off early was already dumbfounded. Her whole face was pale, and she couldn’t say a single word.

It wasn’t until Gu Nan turned to look at her that she hurriedly waved her hands and pleaded, "Great Master! I didn’t see anything, don’t kill me, Great Master......"

Gu Nan was almost amused by her address. He shook his head with a smile, then casually picked her up by the collar and threw her down as well.

"Ahh......"

The girl's miserable scream echoed in the mountains, making people’s blood run cold, but Qin Xuanji, who was beside him, still looked calm. However, the gaze she directed at Gu Nan was somewhat strange.

This wasn’t the first time Gu Nan had done this on the road.

In fact, he would’ve chosen to kill everyone traveling with them regardless of that middle-aged woman’s actions. No matter what kind of people were traveling with them, the ending would still be the same, because he always acted this way.

"Since that Yan Fei has many subordinates, isn't it necessary to clean up traces of our tracks along the way?"

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Qin Xuanji had nothing to say in response to Gu Nan’s words. It did make sense, but exactly how many people would use such a brutal method just because of that?

Qin Xuanji actually had a rather high EQ. She grew up in a major family in the imperial capital, so being able to guess other people’s thoughts and intentions had almost become an instinct.

Her usual indifference was just a self-defense mechanism for her, as well as a way to numb the people beside her.

But she couldn’t see through Gu Nan at all.

If you say that he’s cruel in nature, fickle, and ungrateful, you wouldn’t be able to tell that at all just from everyday conversations with him—he was usually no different from an ordinary youth.

But he seemed to transform into another person when he's inside missions, treating human life like dirt and preferring to simply kill over negotiations.

"Let's go. According to the information, Yan Fei is living in seclusion on Yanxing Mountain." Gu Nan called Qin Xuanji to action, his demeanor calm. A stranger wouldn’t be able to tell that he had just harvested dozens of lives.

It’s normal that Qin Xuanji can’t understand Gu Nan's mentality.

In fact, Gu Nan had never been addicted to killing, and he also wasn’t indifferent to human life. It’s just that… He simply didn’t treat these people as human beings at all.

As a veteran player who had experienced countless realistic virtual reality games in his former life, he often took a submachine gun and randomly swept through the city streets in games, so taking out a bus full of people was nothing.

At the end of the day, he merely treated this world as farming a dungeon. Who can feel any guilt from killing NPCs?

In Gu Nan’s eyes, even Qin Xuanji was simply an NPC who formed a party with him to complete a mission. If necessary, she could still be killed. After all, the meaning of an NPC’s entire existence is to serve players.

No matter whether they have to pay with their lives or with everything they have.

Yanxing Mountain was a very famous scenic spot. The two had just walked for a few minutes, but they could already see a lot of tourists.

However, after the two of them got off the bus and started walking, it was very easy for them to hide their tracks.

Merely a few moments later, they bypassed the border around the scenic area and went deeper into Yanxing Mountain, which was the location of this region’s big shot mafia boss, Yan Fei, who also happened to be their target.

"Yan Fei used to be my friend and was also one of the people who competed for the bloodline user’s inheritance back then." When they reached this location, Qin Xuanji finally revealed some information.

Gu Nan nodded and said nothing more.

The fact that he “used to be her friend” and not “is an old friend" was enough to explain everything.

And for Gu Nan, assassination missions were the simplest kind of missions. He could simply go up and kill the other party without having to say a word. He didn’t need to understand the "storyline" at all.

As the two of them walked deeper into the mountain, an ancient castle with a strange style gradually appeared in front of them.

Although the castle was newly built, its style wasn’t modern, but rather a deliberate imitation of some ancient civilization. There were even some arcane patterns carved onto the walls.

"Is this the inheritance of you bloodline users?" Of course Gu Nan could guess the origin of Yan Fei's ancient castle.

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Qin Xuanji's expression became graver than ever. "En… He may have found a different bloodline user’s inheritance… Damn it, there's actually a second bloodline user in Langya World?"

Gu Nan couldn't help but raise his eyebrows. He didn't forget how he’d been instantly killed by Qin Xuanji’s “head transformation technique” inside the challenge dungeon.

If all bloodline users’ special abilities are at this level, then even the current him is in danger.

This is especially true when he doesn’t understand the other party’s abilities yet. It would be too late for regrets if he got himself killed in a moment of carelessness. Since he reincarnated with his entire soul, there wouldn’t be a second chance of entering Langya World again if he died here.

Seeing Gu Nan's hesitation, Qin Xuanji couldn’t help reveal a trace of a smile and teased, "What, are you scared?"

She had very good control over her expressions. This small smile was just right. Not only would it not arouse Gu Nan's displeasure, but it would even have the effect of provoking the other party.

She believed that as long as the other party was one of the strong, especially a strong man, then he would not back down from this challenge.

However Gu Nan nodded decisively. "En, it’s dangerous. You can enter first and lure him out. I'll follow behind you."

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

Current Soul Location: Scenic area in Mt. Yanxing, Langya World

Status: ⟪ Evil God ⟫

Advancement Direction: Agility Type

Current Evil God Rank: Tier 2

Equivalent/Current Martial Art: External Kung Fu - Innate Realm Fourth Stage

Current Evil God Temple Quest:

Main Mission Objective/s:

-— Eliminate the six demonic factions. - External Source

Status: On Going

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-— Kill Yan Fei - External Source

Status: On Going

Side Quest Objective:

-— Kill the six demonic factions Innate Realm and above cultivators. - External Source

Status: On Going

Current Evil Points: 800

Overall Evil Points: 1875, Overall Evil Value: 35

Exclusive Skills Acquired:

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

Power of Shadows. [ LVL 1 ] 「Allows the players to activate the skill “Hidden Shadows”.」

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

Equipment being worn

Armor

-— None.

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. 「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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Item/s owned:

→ None.

Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God Chapter 35: Mindset And Luring Monsters
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