Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God
Chapter 1: An Evil God

“Crazy! Scholar Zhang has gone crazy! Run for it!”

“How can that be? That Zhang person is nothing more than a poor scholar, so what can he possibly stir up?”

“He’s been possessed by a ghost! He’s no longer human, but a ghost! A ghost! Ahh…”

Before his words finished, a longsword pierced the man from behind, lightly traveling upwards. The man was instantly split in two, and warm blood splashed all over the other person’s face.

An elegant figure holding a slender silver sword and wearing a scholar’s robe appeared behind the severed body.

“S-Scholar Zhang?” The man whose face had been splashed with blood had never seen such a gruesome scene before, and even his voice trembled.

With one hand behind his back, Scholar Zhang’s other hand swung the sword in a beautiful arc, just like a skilled swordsman.

“Butcher Hu? You’re probably worth 5 points,” Scholar Zhang smiled as he spoke words that Butcher Hu couldn’t understand at all.

However, that murderous intent was conveyed. Butcher Hu fell to his knees with a Thud and opened his mouth to beg for mercy, “Scholar Zhang… No, Lord Zhang, the matter about the widow wasn’t my idea! It was all the Wang family, that Master Wang…”

Swish!

The sword shone with a cold light as it slashed through the air. Blood spurted from Butcher Hu’s neck as his body slowly collapsed.

“Sorry, that’s exactly what Master Wang said about you.”

Scholar Zhang was still smiling, but Butcher Hu could hear the endless bloodshed behind his words. There were over 60 members in the Wang family…

As Butcher Hu collapsed, a voice reached Scholar Zhang’s ears.

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「Dungeon’s main mission has been completed:

Main Mission Evaluation: A

Side Story Development: A

Map Exploration: B

Sin Value: C

Comprehensive Evaluation: B+」

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「Accumulated Points: 35

Accumulated Evil Value: 2」

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「Please select the return method:

Return Immediately

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Return at any time within two to three days」

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Without much consideration, Scholar Zhang promptly chose to return immediately. His figure suddenly turned into a beam of white light and disappeared from his original location.

……

On the other side of the endless world, the young man in the room slowly opened his eyes and muttered to himself with a little confusion, “After slaughtering all 64 people from the Wang Family, it only gave 2 points for the Evil Value?”

“1 point should be from the small-scale instance dungeon[1] itself, so in reality, it only gave me 1 point? I still have a long way to go to become an Evil God…”

This young man was precisely the Scholar Zhang from earlier. His real name was Gu Nan, a person who had just transmigrated into this world a few months ago.

As a transmigrator, Gu Nan of course had his own golden finger[2]. His golden finger resided in his mind and was called the “Evil God Temple.”

The Evil God Temple came from a cultivation game that Gu Nan played in his previous life. In this game, players would roleplay as an Evil God and develop themselves from scratch.

As an Evil God, players needed to enter dungeon worlds to complete missions every once in a while to earn Evil Value and points.

Points could be exchanged for items and were equivalent to the Evil God Temple’s currency. However, Evil Value was even more important.

In a sense, Evil Value was the true foundation of an Evil God. Not only did many items have minimum Evil Value requirements, but Evil Value was even needed for players to advance to the next tier.

Gu Nan was stuck on this requirement for a long time. This time, however, he finally reached the required amount for advancement.

> 「Enter the Evil God Temple」

As the order was issued, Gu Nan’s consciousness instantly sank into the Evil God Temple.

The Evil God Temple was a gloomy palace. Every time Gu Nan appeared, he sat on the throne alone, overlooking the empty hall below—there was no such realistic experience back when this was still a game.

「Current Points: 506

Current Evil Value: 11」

Such figures were displayed, showing the fruits of Gu Nan’s labor during this period of time.

> 「Advance Tier」

Gu Nan went to the end of the exchange page and selected “Evil God Advancement.”

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「Exchanged for item: Evil God Advancement.

The player is currently a Tier 1 Evil God.

Advancement will consume 300 points.

Evil Value requirement: 10」

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「Requirements met.

Beginning advancement...」

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An inexplicable force began to materialize, falling upon Gu Nan in the blink of an eye. Gu Nan felt as if something was pouring into his body. There was a sense of swelling all over his body, and his consciousness began to blur.

“Decline of player performance starts with swelling, this is not a good sign…” Gu Nan murmured an incomprehensible ridicule with his last thought.

When Gu Nan woke up, he was still sitting on the dark throne, as if he had just taken a nap. However, the information panel clearly told him that he was not dreaming.

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「Advancement complete.

Overall physique has been greatly strengthened.

The Tier 2 item exchange shop is now open.

Please choose the Tier 2 advancement direction」

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As a veteran player who had played for dozens of weeks and as a great Tier 16 Evil God in his previous life, Gu Nan could choose the advancement direction with his eyes closed and answered directly without looking at it.

> 「Agility Type」

The Tier 2 advancement direction was divided into four categories: Strength, Agility, Physique, and Spirit. Considering that players would have to complete various dungeons alone in the later stage, the relatively balanced agility type was more reliable.

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「Tier 2 advancement direction selected.

You have obtained the exclusive skill of an agility type Evil God: Deceitful Steps.

Movement Speed increased by 30%.

Attack Speed increased by 50%」

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The four advancement directions for Tier 2 Evil gods all gave passive skills. In contrast, the agility type Evil God’s Deceitful Steps weren’t particularly outstanding, but they definitely weren’t weak either. It was a very practical passive skill.

As his consciousness gradually returned to reality, Gu Nan stood up again. Not only did he feel full of strength, but his steps also felt a lot lighter.

The power of an Evil God could indeed affect reality!

The corners of Gu Nan’s mouth rose up into a sneer. “With a Tier 2 physique, I want to see just who can stop me from crashing the wedding… No, from completing the event!”

In the game 《Evil God Cultivation》, certain Evil Events would be triggered randomly, and a certain amount of Evil Value could be obtained after completing the event.

The Evil Value obtained from events was definitely a sizable amount during the early stages of the game. Moreover, the crux of the matter was that compared to clearing dungeons, it was far easier to complete events!

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Gu Nan had already completed practically all of the Evil Events he encountered ever since he transmigrated. There was only one last Evil Event left. He didn’t dare to act rashly with that one, because it required a certain amount of strength.

「Evil Event: Elder Sister Gu Nian’s Wedding. Can obtain up to 5 Evil Value points」

Some of the Evil Events in the 《Evil God》 game were issued in the form of missions, and some were not.

Evil Events in the form of missions had clear goals and were easy to achieve, but at the same time, they generally weren’t worth much Evil Value. On the other hand, the other was exploration-type Evil Events. This kind of event only had a general scenario and allowed players to freely develop the storyline themselves, and it provided slightly more Evil Value.

Of course, whether or not they could get the maximum Evil Value depended on players’ abilities.

Exploration-type Evil Events were also jokingly referred to as “CG-Type Events” by players. In other words, they were specially used to achieve certain CGs. For example, this event was a classic example!

‘Aiya! Isn’t this self-evident? Crashing the wedding while conveniently confessing to my sister. This routine is truly a gentlemanly thing to do!’

Gu Nan expressed his righteous condemnation while also thinking, ‘Indeed, these are still the same old game events I’m familiar with.’ Then he began to formulate a detailed plan to crash the wedding:

‘Jump down from the roof, kill the groom with a single punch, and confess to Elder Sister! En… If she agrees, then dump her again.’

For Gu Nan, a pro player familiar with the game, careful planning was just a bunch of nonsense. Instead, it was much easier to end the target with a single punch.

Pros need to believe in their own actions!

T/N:

[ 1 ] Instance Dungeon

[ 2 ] Golden finger: A cheat ability given to protagonists, usually transmigrators, reincarnators, or regressors

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: Vague - Transmigrated World

Status: ⟪ Evil God ⟫

Advancement Direction: Agility Type

Current Evil God Rank: Tier 2

Current Quest:

Evil Event: Elder Sister Gu Nian’s Wedding.

Current Evil Points: 206, Overall Evil Points: 506, Overall Evil Value: 11

Exclusive Skills Acquired:

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Deceitful Steps. 「Movement Speed increased by 30%. Attack Speed increased by 50%」

Ascending the Heavens as an Evil God Chapter 1: An Evil God
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