Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God
Chapter 80: Military Goddess

From the first moment he saw Lin Yunyun, Gu Nan knew that this girl must be the key figure in the chain event.

This had nothing to do with a top player’s intuition. Instead, he knew this because the Observer Eyepiece showed that violent internal energy was flowing all over this girl’s body!

Up till now, although Gu Nan still hadn’t learned any internal energy techniques, through the influence of his opponents, he had a considerable understanding of internal energy cultivation.

In essence, it was a system that gathered high-quality energy. The high-energy spiritual Qi would circulate throughout the body to temporarily strengthen one’s physique.

When spiritual Qi became highly compressed, martial artists would even be able to manipulate it outside of their bodies.

But he’d never heard of anyone who could keep spiritual Qi in a wandering state forever—it was no longer wandering and could be called permanent instead!

"Student Lin Yunyun," Gu Nan said with a smile, "have you felt pain all over your body ever since you started practicing martial arts, and it's also particularly difficult to cultivate internal energy? Your cultivation only grew explosively in the last two years, right?"

Lin Yunyun was stunned by his words and subconsciously asked, "How... How did you know?"

It was no secret that she suddenly found it easy to cultivate in the past two years, but how could this person know that she felt pain all over her body when practicing martial arts?

In order to not worry her family, she endured great pain when practicing martial arts everyday and never told anyone... Why would he know this so well?

Gu Nan showed a smile. ‘As expected.’

In his opinion, Lin Yunyun clearly had a special physique. Her body could naturally accommodate an enormous amount of spiritual Qi. Therefore, before she filled her body with spiritual Qi, the progress of her internal energy cultivation would be extremely slow.

And once her body was filled with spiritual Qi, having spiritual Qi touch any part of her body would cause extreme pain to her muscles.

This would continue until her body began to saturate, after which the stored spiritual Qi would finally begin to nourish her body, making her cultivation advance by leaps and bounds.

"It doesn't matter how I know. What matters is this: do you want to join Nebula Martial Arts Hall?" Gu Nan asked directly.

"Of course I want to!" Lin Yunyun nodded excitedly, and then felt a little sad, "But... I need money. The salary of a Grade C contract..."

"I'll give you a Grade A contract," Gu Nan said without hesitation.

"Young Master Nan..." Zhang Tao stared at him, dumbfounded. Even the last hope in his heart was dashed out. ‘It seems that Young Master Nan really doesn't know how to recruit new people.’

Lu Danze was still standing to the side. He didn’t want to fight with Gu Nan in front of others, but his face still showed clear disdain.

"Really?! Thank you, thank you so much!" Lin Yunyun was pleasantly surprised. She quickly took the contract from Gu Nan and followed Bai Luoluo out.

After Lin Yunyun left, Zhang Tao sighed slowly. "Young Master Nan, even if you’re really optimistic about Lin Yunyun, there's still no need to give her a Grade A contract… Even if it was merely a Grade B contract, I think she’ll still sign it without hesitation."

Gu Nan looked at him with a gaze that asked, ‘What do you know?’

Gu Nan answered, "A Grade A contract is 10 years, while a Grade B contract is only 5 years."

Zhang Tao choked and couldn't speak for a moment. He was stunned. "Do you really value her so much?"

"Of course." Gu Nan pointed to the notepad and said, "Look, she's only in Acquired Realm Fifth Stage right now, but by the start of the Martial Arts Competition, she’ll be at least at the peak of Acquired Realm and might even have stepped into Innate already. Will you believe that?"

Zhang Tao naturally didn’t believe it. ‘The Martial Arts Competition is only a few days away. How can this possibly…”

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"How can this possibly happen!" Lu Danze exclaimed. If cultivation was so simple, then wouldn’t the hard work of himself and others become a joke?

"It's possible."

To his surprise, a person who never opened his mouth so far spoke up at this time. That was his senior martial brother, Lu Wu, who was also the eldest disciple of Nebula Martial Arts Hall.

Lu Wu frowned at this time, as if he didn’t understand something. "That girl... The aura of spiritual Qi on her body is very terrifying."

"The spiritual Qi’s aura?" Lu Danze would question Gu Nan, but he trusted his senior martial brother a great deal, so he also fell into deep thought at this time.

Gu Nan glanced at Lu Wu in surprise. ‘This person can see through Lin Yunyun's problem. His perceptiveness is also a little abnormal.’

The spiritual Qi in Lin Yunyun's body had almost completely sunk into her muscles and tissues. Only Prodigious cultivators and above would be able to see some clues.

‘This Lu Wu is very close to the peak of Innate Realm, so it's a little strange... This Lu Wu is also going to participate in the Martial Arts Competition. Maybe he’s also connected to the mission.’

Gu Nan silently memorized his information, then continued with his interview.

With Gu Nan's speed, the whole interview process proceeded quickly. The remaining three groups of people didn't even take up an hour in total.

The result wasn’t much different from the first batch, and the elimination rate was still as high as 80%. The difference was that the people in these later groups didn’t value themselves as highly, so several people chose to sign the contract.

This made Zhang Tao's face look a little better. At least they had some gains.

Lu Danze’s face had been gloomy from the start. Although Lu Wu endorsed this Young Master Nan and confirmed some of his decisions, it was still true that their harvest decreased greatly this year.

‘Can a single Lin Yunyun offset all those talents who had been pushed out?’ Lu Danze didn’t believe it.

Another interviewee was ruthlessly eliminated. Gu Nan gently rubbed his eyebrows and said, "Is there still one more? Let him in."

"Wait a minute." Zhang Tao hurriedly shouted to stop Gu Yang and said to him, "Young Master Nan, this last person has average aptitude, but he has a big background..."

Gu Nan glanced at him and looked at the information on the list.

[Hu Daobin, Acquired Realm Fifth Stage, 23 years old]

Even if he only looked at the paper, he could still tell that Hu Daobin’s aptitude was ridiculously poor. Normally, such people wouldn’t even be qualified to enter the list, and it was also impossible to invite them for an interview.

"He’s from the military." Zhang Tao explained in a whisper, "His older sister is Hu Wei, the Military Goddess. He made some mistakes in the army and was driven out, so..."

Gu Nan raised his eyebrow. "So you're planning to accept this person so that he can harm Nebula Martial Arts Hall?"

The so-called “made some mistakes” most likely meant Hu Daobin had run amok, committing outrages. There was no need to think about it at all.

Zhang Tao also smiled bitterly. Of course he knew that Hu Daobin probably wasn’t anything good, but in order to win the friendship of the Military Goddess, it didn’t matter if he had to endure everything Hu Daobin did.

Anyhow, it was just a way for Hu Daobin to avoid the limelight for the time being. Would Hu Daobin be willing to continue staying in the martial arts hall? Of course not.

However, Gu Nan smiled coldly and threw the list on the table. "Then there’s no need to meet him. Just tell him to get lost."

"Young Master Nan..." Zhang Tao was stunned for a while. He didn't expect that not only would his words not work, but they even had the opposite effect...

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Actually, it didn’t matter whether he said it or not. Gu Nan wouldn’t possibly compromise with such an annoying matter.

It wasn’t like evil gods had to commit all the evils in the world. Wouldn’t that just turn into a weakness?

A qualified top player could make deals with NPCs because of the mission and even compromise, but it was impossible for him to respond because of the NPC itself.

Because the identities of NPCs were meaningless to players.

In plain words, Gu Nan can take advantage of others at will, but others absolutely cannot take advantage of him.

Gu Nan's voice had just fallen when the door was pushed open, startling Gu Yang, who was by the door.

What appeared in front of the crowd was not the overly decadent and drunk young man in Zhang Tao's impression, but a woman.

The woman wore a military uniform. Her face was resolute, yet still gentle and beautiful, and her eyes stared at Zhang Tao. Hu Daobin was standing beside her with a gloating smile on his face.

"To think I was worried that my useless younger brother would cause trouble." The woman frowned and said in a deep voice, "Hall Master Zhang, is this what you promised me?"

MC's Status Information

Name: Gu Nan

Current Location: Nebula Martial Arts Hall, 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:

-— None. - N/A

Status: N/A

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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」

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

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Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God Chapter 80: Military Goddess
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