Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God
Chapter 59: Poisonous Lu Zhanyu

When Gu Nan and Lu Zhanyu reached the house, high-pitched howls echoed from the room.

As an old hand who had experienced many battles in his previous life, Gu Nan naturally knew what those voices meant.

On the other hand, Lu Zhanyu blushed bright red and said, “This licentious couple…”

Gu Nan smiled, but didn’t say anything as he pushed the door open.

Sure enough, those two were doing what everyone loved to do. Blankets lay on the floor. Two naked bodies held each other. They were both startled when they saw Gu Nan and Lu Zhanyu enter.

“Gu Nan? W-Why are you guys here?” Luo Sheng was a little embarrassed, but he didn’t explode in anger. Perhaps in his view, this wasn’t such a big deal.

Before Gu Nan even opened his mouth, Lu Zhanyu lashed out, “Danny, don’t pretend anymore! You hostile agent!”

Only then did Luo Sheng’s expression change, and even his hands, which were hugging Danny, shrank back a little.

It wasn’t that he had never doubted her before. After all, her behavior today was really strange. However, he had already sunk into the gentle and soft emotion called love, and secondly, the thought of Danny being a hostile agent never even crossed his mind.

But when he heard Lu Zhanyu’s words, the vigilance within his heart reappeared.

Danny looked stunned. It took her a long time to react and cry out, “You, you’re speaking nonsense!”

Lu Zhanyu sneered, “If you’re not a hostile agent, then how can you, a grand Innate Realm Sixth Stage expert, be injured by low-level demons on the battlefield?”

“I…” Danny’s face turned pale, but she couldn’t give any explanation.

Seeing this, Luo Sheng’s heart suddenly turned cold. He quickly climbed down from the bed, while Danny stared at him in a daze.

“Don’t you have anything to say? Then die!” Lu Zhanyu looked very much like a hot-tempered little girl. She actually raised her hand and struck Danny’s forehead with her palm, instantly killing her.

“This…” Luo Sheng watched her, but he couldn’t respond in time.

Both him and Danny were seriously injured. Of course they wouldn’t be able to fight back, so he could only turn a pleading gaze to Gu Nan.

“She did the right thing.” Gu Nan was full of smiles as he said, “Since she’s a traitor, we must eliminate her immediately… Besides, we don’t have much time.”

“What?” This time, even Lu Zhanyu was stunned.

“The last wave… is already here.” As soon as Gu Nan’s voice fell, the sounds of battle outside the town finally reached their ears.

……

……

“Gu Nan, it’s fortunate that we have you.” Outside the town, Lu Zhanyu observed the traps and arrow towers that had been arranged in advance and sighed in relief when they blocked the demon invaders.

Her gaze seemed a little blurred, as if she was admiring Gu Nan’s supernatural foresight.

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Gu Nan smiled leisurely and calmly said, “Let’s attack. There’s no clever shortcut on the last day. Use up any of the remaining items we have. The rest is up to us.”

Danny was already dead, and Luo Sheng had basically zero combat power, so he stayed behind in the town to rest. Thus, only Gu Nan and Lu Zhanyu could still fight.

Fortunately, the strength of the last demon wave wasn’t much stronger than before. It was even slightly weaker than the fourth wave.

After all, “Protect the White Dew Goddess” was merely a Tier 2 dungeon. It was impossible for a Tier 3 creature to appear, so designers could only get creative with the attack strategy in order to raise the difficulty.

From the start, the designer wanted to exhaust the players’ items and decrease the number of NPC townspeople, gradually taking away all the cards in the players’ hands.

And the last wave of attack accurately predicted players’ force of habit, trying to catch them off guard.

Once the demons break through the town wall and start fighting the townspeople in the streets, the dungeon’s difficulty level would soar. After all, the demons were much better at one-on-one fights than NPCs.

But these methods had little effect in front of a player like Gu Nan.

At present, not only did they still have more than half of the items remaining, but the town militia was still able to fight. The night attack didn’t deliver its desired effect either. Even if there were only two players left, it still wasn’t hard to defend the town.

As the number of demons decreased, the final boss appeared. But after being hit with the last Weakening Scroll, it was besieged on all sides by the town militia. Thus, this dungeon also came to an end.

In gaming terms, this was basically the CG phase right now. The players just needed to watch the play.

“Gu Nan, let’s keep in touch after we return to Star Realm!” Lu Zhanyu giggled in a little girl’s voice. “Can we complete the next mission together as well?”

“Okay!” Gu Nan readily agreed. “Cooperating with you is very delightful… Oh right, did you kill Luo Sheng yet?”

“Yup…” Lu Zhanyu agreed and blurted out a word without thinking, then froze.

Immediately afterwards, she revealed a somewhat forced smile. “What do you mean?”

Gu Nan had a sincere smile on his face. “I meant—did you kill Luo Sheng as well before you left the town? In any case, you’ve already killed Danny, so it’s not like killing him will affect anything.”

Lu Zhanyu’s smile gradually disappeared as she remained silent.

“That’s right. With your cautious nature, you probably disposed of his corpse as well?” Gu Nan continued talking to himself. “It wouldn’t be good if I found the body and went to check on him after clearing the mission.”

Gu Nan’s voice echoed slowly, and Lu Zhanyu finally showed a new smile.

But this time, her smile was very calm, and her face held the same cold indifference that she had when she first came here. Anger, admiration, expectation—these emotions all disappeared without a trace.

“How did you find out?” She was purely curious.

“You asked me a question.” Gu Nan responded with the same calmness. “You asked me whether we should use up the last Weakening Scroll.”

Lu Zhanyu frowned in thought for a while. She guessed, “You think that was a waste of materials… so that’s why you suspected that I’m the hostile agent?”

“No, no, there are no hostile agents in this mission.” Gu Nan’s tone was very certain, “I merely felt that a person who simply wanted to complete the mission wouldn’t ask that.”

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“You all should understand that it’ll be fine as long as you trust me, so why would you need to ask that?”

“Then you came to me later and said you were going to kill Danny. Only then did I understand.” Gu Nan stared into the girl’s eyes. “You were testing whether I have enough certainty to complete the mission, even with just two people.”

Self-mockery appeared on Lu Zhanyu’s face. “It turns out that I lost to your narcissism—to think you would even suspect a single question someone asked.”

Gu Nan shrugged noncommittally. “So, why exactly did you kill them?”

“Eh? You don’t know?” This time it was Lu Zhanyu’s turn to be surprised. “The rewards Astral Gate gives for team missions are fixed. The fewer people who participate, the greater the rewards per person.”

“In other words, the fewer people who survive, the more rewards each person gets.” Gu Nan suddenly realized and gave her a thumbs up. “Sure enough, a woman’s heart is the most poisonous.”

Lu Zhanyu’s lips twitched slightly. She felt speechless at Gu Nan’s way of praising people.

“So are you going to kill me now?” Lu Zhanyu looked up at Gu Nan and pointed to herself. “If you kill me, a woman with the blood of a snake and the heart of a scorpion, you can have the rewards all to yourself.”

“Of course not,” Gu Nan refused without hesitation. “Like I said before, our cooperation is very delightful!

We can still form a team in the future. I’ll take care of the mission, and you’ll take care of screwing over our teammates.

If you’re discovered, I’ll just deny it and sell you out. Isn’t that wonderful?”

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」

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

Item/s owned:

→ None.

Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God Chapter 59: Poisonous Lu Zhanyu
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