Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God
Chapter 72: Master Gu

For a second, silence had descended upon the Gu family’s front gates, right before Shi Tianjing became furious and raised his fist to punch Gu Nan.

“Bastard! How dare you…”

Gu Nan didn’t even turn his head. His figure merely swayed a little, while Shi Tianjing felt his entire person being thrown out by a great force.

The world spun in Shi Tianjing’s eyes. When he came to himself again, Gu Nan’s figure had already disappeared. He was now surrounded by a group of people.

“Young Master Shi, are you all right?” The Gu family’s guards looked at him with concern, and there was even someone who looked like a doctor next to them.

Shi Tianjing suddenly stood up and felt that he hadn’t been hurt, but a burst of dismay and embarrassment immediately hit him.

‘I’m an Innate Realm Fifth Stage martial artist, but someone actually took me down in one move. Plus, the other party clearly knows my identity, but he still dared to attack without any scruples!’

A dark glint appeared in Shi Tianjing’s eyes, and he decided to teach the other party a lesson. “By the way, where’s my younger sister?”

“When Miss Shi saw that you haven’t woken up for a long time, she said she’s going to look for ‘Brother Long’.”

“Long Quan?” Shi Tianjing’s eyes were slightly cold. ‘I’m fully capable of teaching that country bumpkin a lesson by myself. The only thing I’m worried about is the Gu family protecting him… that’s right, I can get Old Xu!’

……

……

When Gu Nan saw Gu Xingzhu, the latter had already heard what happened outside the door and was somewhat speechless.

This Gu Nan really was a scourge. He could cause trouble anywhere he went.

“What are you here for?”

“Wake up Bai Luoluo. It’s time.”

Gu Xingzhu’s expression turned a little serious. Reincarnation was illegal. Even the Gu family would experience some trouble if someone exposed them.

So when Gu Nian insisted on bringing back Bai Luoluo’s body back then, many people in the family criticized her.

“Also,” Gu Nan spoke up again, looking indifferent, “I want to speak with Gu Nian.”

“I’m afraid that won’t be possible.” Gu Xingzhu frowned and shook her head.

“Why? She’s not in Ruby Fish Star?”

“Of course… not.” Gu Xingzhu looked at him strangely. “Eldest Miss is busy with the Martial Arts Competition recently. We can’t even see her these days, let alone you.”

“Just go ahead and… Hmm?” Gu Nan suddenly paused before he finished speaking, because the Evil God Temple in his mind suddenly gave such a message—

「Evil Event triggered: Chain Event——Ruby Fish Star’s Martial Arts Competition」

Chain event?

Gu Nan was a little stunned. Chain events were quite rare, even in the actual game. They were a series of sequential events, and players could obtain Evil Value after clearing each event.

Such events were generally released as welfare. He didn’t expect to encounter one here.

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“Martial Arts Competition?” Gu Nan touched his chin and decided to adjust the topic of his conversation with Gu Nian, focusing on this so-called Ruby Fish Star’s Martial Arts Competition.

Gu Xingzhu still thought he was talking to her and nodded. “That’s right. Our family’s business group is the host for this year’s Ruby Fish Star Martial Arts Competition.”

“Mm, inform Gu Nian that I want to see her within twenty minutes.”

“You!” Gu Xingzhu suddenly looked angry and said in an icy voice, “Didn’t you hear me? Eldest Miss is very busy right now and can’t leave…”

“Just inform her.” Gu Nan’s expression was still calm, as if he was talking about a trivial matter like inviting someone for dinner.

Gu Xingzhu’s lips twitched slightly. She took several deep breaths, then sneered, “Okay. Don’t forget what you just said!”

She waved her hand and called over someone who looked like a butler, then left after whispering a few words in his ear—clearly, she didn’t want to see Gu Nan again. Even though she couldn’t afford to provoke him, she could still hide far away.

That butler was a middle-aged man with a mustache. With a professional smile on his face, he bowed and said, “Mr. Gu Nan, I’m Wang Dong. You can tell me anything you need.”

His smile was very professional, and his eyes were also smiling. However, it looked very stiff.

Gu Xingzhu had warned him, “This person is very troublesome.”

However, Wang Dong didn’t take her seriously, because he had been learning how to deal with people for half of his life.

However, the first sentence Gu Nan spoke made his face pale.

Gu Nan glanced at him with an odd expression. “Ah, Old Wang… Why isn’t your surname Gu?”

Wang Dong resisted the strong urge to roll his eyes and replied, “Sir, I’ve been surnamed Wang ever since I was a child. I won’t change my name just because I’m employed by a certain family.”

“Oh. I thought that for a family like the Gu family, they’d raise butlers from young.” Gu Nan recalled the clichés in the novels from his previous world.

Wang Dong had already recovered his calm. “The federation raises orphans until they become of age. In principle, private citizens aren’t allowed to adopt them.”

“Federation?” Gu Nan’s gaze flickered a little as he fell into thought.

A scientific and technological civilization like Star Realm, which even had the existence of a federation, still had certain advantages. At the very least, the foundation of its civilization was more firm than that of feudal civilizations, and it was more difficult to overthrow from within.

Gu Nan was already Tier 3 now. Soon, he would be Tier 4, then Tier 5. After completing the First Round and surpassing Tier 5, he would have to start establishing his own Divine Kingdom. Naturally, he had to consider these circumstances.

Evil Gods weren’t actually gods, but creatures somewhere in between gods and demons. However, they also possessed Divine Kingdoms. The entire Second Round focused on constructing a player’s Divine Kingdom.

Gu Nan fell silent, and Wang Dong was also happy to see this.

This continued until Gu Xingzhu walked over with a twisted expression a while later.

She stood in front of Gu Nan with a cold face and hesitated for a long time before spitting out, “Eldest Miss says she’ll come over very soon…”

“Okay.” Gu Nan still reacted like this was only natural, which made Gu Xingzhu even angrier.

Originally, she wanted Wang Dong to stay, but a noise came from outside the door. A servant hurriedly ran over and whispered into her ear.

After Gu Xingzhu heard this, she suddenly showed a playful smile and ordered, “Let them enter.”

The servant left to carry out the order, while Gu Xingzhu turned to Gu Nan. “Hey, your trouble is coming. Shi Tianjing is bringing his gang of scoundrels over to demand an apology, and there are even people from the Xu family.”

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Gu Nan was still expressionless.

“Looks like you don’t know what the Xu family is…” Gu Xingzhu began to explain, “There are many large and small families on Ruby Fish Star, but only the Xu family and Long family can compare with my Gu family.”

“I know you’re very powerful, but if you dare to even hit someone from the Xu family, then don’t expect Eldest Miss to protect you!” Gu Xingzhu sneered.

This wasn’t the first time she met someone like Gu Nan—someone who didn’t care about anyone in the world just because their cultivation was high.

The large families would naturally come out and teach such fellows a lesson. After all, this world couldn’t be controlled based on the whims of a single person.

While she was saying that, Shi Tianjing had already entered with a group of people, but the leader wasn’t him. It was another young man.

When they stopped in front of Gu Nan, Shi Tianjing merely sneered without saying anything.

A teen came up and said with a smile, “Brother, you even dared to hit our Young Master Shi. You’re very brave! Today…”

Pa!

While he was talking, he suddenly felt a pain in the back of his head, as if someone had slapped him. He immediately turned his head back in anger.

“Who hit… eh, Brother Xu.”

Standing behind him was precisely Xu Xun, the one currently leading the group. Xu Xun looked at Gu Nan with a face full of excitement, “Master Gu, I’ve finally found you!”

MC's Status Information

Name: Gu Nan

Current Location: Gu Family's residence, 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: Infinitesimal 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:

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-— None. - N/A

Status: N/A

Current Evil Points: 1500

Overall Evil Points: 3775, Overall Evil Value: 97

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:

Locked 「N/A」

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 2 ] 「Allows the players to activate the skill “Hidden Shadows” at LVL 1 and unlocks the skill "Shadow Form" at LVL 2..」

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.

Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God Chapter 72: Master Gu
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