Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God
Chapter 56: Demon Invasion

Players are the most senseless group of people in the world. If they have enough time, they can ascertain every single detail about the game and thoroughly study the characteristics of every single NPC.

The Tier 2 dungeon named “Protect the White Dew Goddess” appeared early on in the game and could be reset indefinitely.

When players gathered enough strength to crush dungeons through brute force, of course people with time on their hands returned and thoroughly explored these dungeons one by one.

It wasn’t just about attack methods and strategy—they explored everything from the background plot to even the easter eggs on passer-by NPCs.

So when Gu Nan saw the elderly town mayor, Moffett, he immediately felt at ease. If this was the same as the in-game dungeon, then he could clear it with his eyes closed.

While Gu Nan was looking around, the other three also began speaking with the mayor in order to obtain more information on the mission. He listened for a while from the side and was a little surprised to find that these people’s skill level was much higher than the people inside Radiant Tower.

Even Lu Zhanyu, who looked like a foolish girl earlier, appeared so capable and experienced. She didn’t even seem like the same person.

‘Is it because when an independent reincarnator must be self-reliant, so do their abilities become stronger? Or is it because of the overall level of that branch of Radiant Tower being too weak?’ Such a question surfaced in Gu Nan’s heart.

Luo Sheng and Danny had already walked far.

Lu Zhanyu glanced at Gu Nan with suspicion. “Aren’t you going to gather information on the mission?”

Gu Nan shook his head and expressed that he wasn’t interested and thought, ‘What nonsense. I can even recite the lines of several key NPCs word for word, so what’s there to explore?’

Lu Zhanyu looked at him oddly, but didn’t say anything else in the end.

Gu Nan’s image in her eyes was also somewhat mysterious. This had been the case ever since Star Realm. She didn’t expect that he would even be a reincarnator.

A moment later, the three met up again to exchange information, although everyone found similar things.

“The demon army will invade from the west. We have half a day to prepare,” Danny concisely concluded.

Luo Sheng nodded and added, “The town has items that can restrain demons. If we join the war, they can be provided to us for free.”

“But these items are limited, so we have to use them carefully,” Lu Zhanyu frowned as she spoke.

The three each spoke a sentence. Immediately after Lu Zhanyu finished, they turned their heads and looked at Gu Nan.

Although it was necessary to share information as team members, if Gu Nan wanted to obtain all their information without putting in any effort, then… Of course nobody would turn against him immediately, but they would definitely roll their eyes behind his back.

Lu Zhanyu’s eyes showed a trace of mockery. She really wanted to use this chance to gather information on Gu Nan.

Gu Nan, on the other hand, didn’t think about any of that. In order to properly complete the mission, he didn’t mind giving some advice to the three party members.

“See that?” Gu Nan pointed to a little white dog by the road.

The other three simultaneously turned their heads and gave the little white dog a fright.

“What about that dog?” Luo Sheng asked curiously.

“This kind of dog is called a Jade Feathered Hound. There are three in this town. On the first day, a Flying Devil will appear. If you use the fur of the Jade Feathered Hound’s neck, you can lure the Flying Devil over and kill it.”

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Gu Nan didn’t even lift his eyelids as he continued, “If we don’t do this, we’ll have to waste a large amount of explosive potions to kill it. That would be a tremendous loss.”

His detailed “walkthrough” caused Luo Sheng and Danny to exchange glances. The latter said hesitantly, “This town isn’t big, so it won’t be hard to find the dogs. But… how did you know this?”

“Oh, a beggar passed by just now and told me,” Gu Nan casually made up an excuse.

All three of them stared at him with faces full of disbelief.

“Don’t believe me? Then there’s nothing I can do either.” Gu Nan shrugged. “That beggar has already left.”

……

……

None of them didn’t really believe Gu Nan’s excuse, however, since the three hounds weren’t difficult to find, they decided to trust him this once.

As partners of this mission, their intentions were still quite pure. They didn’t have any conflicts of interest against each other, so why would the other party have any reason to deceive them?

After collecting the fur from three hounds, the reincarnators then asked the townspeople what kind of help they could provide. Some time later, they’ve collected a pile of weapons, potions, and methods to restrain the demons.

This trio was a really skilled party. They knew that they wouldn’t use up all these items on the first day, so they found a place near the front line to serve as a temporary base and item storage.

The base would make it convenient for those who finished resting to rejoin the battle and would also facilitate the management of supplies.

Lu Zhanyu and the other two basically carried this whole process, while Gu Nan was an OB [1] the entire time.

Although Gu Nan knew what items would be used on the first day, he couldn’t share all the details to them. That would seem too fake. What kind of beggar would know that much?

The first wave of demons attacked as soon as night fell. A flood of them emerged like a tidal wave, making people’s scalps feel numb.

Every single one of these demons looked strange and frightening: six-headed ogres, Evil Eyes over ten meters tall, and giant spiders hundreds of meters long.

“So these are… demons?” Even if Danny was knowledgeable, she had never seen such a scene before. Right now, her breathing couldn’t help but quicken.

Luo Sheng’s face also turned a little pale, but Lu Zhanyu could still remain calm. After all, she had been raised in an influential family.

As for Gu Nan, he cared even less. If these people had witnessed the wars between different gods’ kingdoms, then they’d know how the current battle can’t even be considered a small-scale fight.

“Don’t be in a hurry to engage. This is just the demons’ vanguard. Let the NPCs… Let the natives exhaust these forces first,” Gu Nan calmly spoke, almost divulging too much.

Perhaps by the effect of Gu Nan’s calm tone, his party members subconsciously heeded his advice.

The town guards poured out and rushed at the demon army from all directions. The ground outside the town was instantly dyed red with blood.

The demons didn’t make Gu Nan and his party wait too long. Just a few minutes later, four larger demons appeared. They were obviously demon leaders.

“Attack,” Gu Nan commanded out of habit. “Pay attention to the demons around them. Those are elite guards. Their stats are 30% higher than the ordinary demons.”

The three team members stared blankly.

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After saying this, even Gu Nan shook his head slightly as he thought, ‘I’ve immersed myself too deeply in this play.’ Then he ran straight towards the front line.

The goal of the first day’s attack was to help players adapt to the playstyle, so the difficulty wouldn’t be too high.

According to this world’s classification, the strength of a demon leader was roughly Innate Realm Fifth Stage, while Luo Sheng and Danny were both at Innate Realm Sixth Stage. Lu Zhanyu was slightly weaker, but she still had strength equal to a Fifth Stage expert.

If the demon leaders weren’t on the battlefield and if they weren’t surrounded by elite guards, then the four of them could clean up all the leaders in a few seconds.

Luo Sheng was a martial arts cultivator. He used a huge sword that could kill over ten demons with a single sweep. He directly charged into the fray.

On the other hand, Danny looked more like a spiritual-type cultivator. She chanted some spells, and balls of fire rained down around the demon leader, immediately causing miserable screams.

Lu Zhanyu’s strength was slightly weaker, but she cultivated both martial arts and mental-type secret techniques. Her extremely nimble figure allowed her to cut into the battlefield in a few steps.

All the demons that approached her became charmed, and they couldn’t come near her within 10 meters at all.

The three began to use their own methods to control the battle, then turned towards Gu Nan’s direction—they were still very curious about this mysterious companion of theirs.

But what they saw next was an exceedingly astonishing scene.

T/N:

[ 1 ] OB (this was in the raws): Short for Observer. Looking at events/battles in observer mode instead of actively participating in them

MC's Status Information

Name: Gu Nan

Current Location: In a hidden cabin, Ruby Fish Star

Current Soul Location: Foreign Country, White Mist Plane

Status: ⟪ Evil God ⟫

Advancement Direction: Agility Type

Current Evil God Rank: Tier 2

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

Current Evil God Temple Quest:

Main Mission Objective/s:

-— Eliminate the six demonic factions. - External Source

Status: On Going

-— Evil Event: Bai Luoluo’s Blackening. - Evil God Temple Issued

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Status: On Going

-— Help the White Dew Goddess survive for five days. - 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: 910

Overall Evil Points: 2185, Overall Evil Value: 48

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

-— 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. 「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」

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

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Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God Chapter 56: Demon Invasion
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