Gu Changge felt no scruples in devouring the mighty God King’s remnant soul with his [Immortal-Devouring Demon Art]. He closed his eyes and enjoyed the feeling of fullness that came with it.
At the same time, he looked through the memories of the so-called Heaven Slaughter God King.
The greatest weapon in a mighty figure’s arsenal, when they reincarnated into the body of a waste like Lin Tian, was their experience and knowledge from their previous lives, their deep understanding of the cultivation realms, and immense combat experience.
What else could they rely on beside those, after all?
But now, all of that belonged to Gu Changge. The [Immortal-Devouring Demon Art] could not only devour the Origin of the other party, but it also devoured everything about them.
The main reason he asked Lin Qiuhan to leave the place was that he didn’t want to expose this technique before anyone else. There were many methods to search through someone else’s soul in the Upper Realm, so he wouldn’t feel at ease if someone other than him knew his secret.
“The pleasure of strengthening my Primordial Spirit by swallowing a God King’s remnant soul is truly incomparable…”
“The world will surely not tolerate the existence of the [Immortal-Devouring Demon Art]. If it’s exposed that I posses this art, not even the Heavens will be able to protect me…”
Gu Changge’s Primordial Spirit grew in strength at a rapid pace, and before long, it had even surpassed the strength of a Conferred King’s Primordial Spirit.
Gu Changge couldn’t help but relish in joy at the comfort that came with the increase in his strength. At the same time, a bunch of System Prompts sounded in his mind.
[Ding! You have killed your first Favored Son of Heaven, and triggered extra Heavenly Rewards by clearing all of their Fortune Value in the process! Reward calculations are in progress…]
[Ding! Congratulations, Host! You have received a Heavenly Dao Reward Chest, 100 Points of Fortune Value, and 500 Destiny Points!]
[Ding! As this was your first kill, you have also received the First Kill Reward Chest!]
[Ding! You have unlocked the ability to exchange Fortune Value for Destiny Points! You can now exchange your Fortune Value for Destiny Points at 1-to-10 ratio!]
[1: 1 Fortune Value = 10 Destiny Points.]
Gu Changge’s interest soared as he heard all the Prompts. In addition to the Heavenly Dao Reward Chest, he also got a First Kill Reward Chest.
What’s more? He could even exchange Fortune Value for Destiny Points now. This brought another trump card under his sleeve. Wasn’t there a saying: ‘sacrifice thy luck and the Heavens will protect thee!’
He was a villain, so if he encountered an unavoidable crises in the future, he might just be able to get through it by exchanging his Fortune Value for Destiny Points.
Of course, Gu Changge wouldn’t use this feature unless absolutely necessary. After all, he understood the importance of having a lot of Fortune Value. Without Fortune Value, he wouldn’t be able to deal with the Favored Children of Heaven with ease.
‘Open the First Kill Reward Chest!’
Gu Changge commanded.
He wanted to see what he could receive. After all, this was nothing different from a lottery or a gacha game that he knew from his past life. He couldn’t wait to open the mysterious treasure chest.
With a flash of golden light, a golden chest appeared in front of his eyes and then exploded with a bang!
[Ding! Congratulations, Host, for having great fortune! You have received: Fortune Plundering Card x3, One-Third Fragment of a World Seed x1, System’s Reward Calculations Multiplication Card x1!]
The System’s cold, mechanical voice sounded in his ears.
‘[Fortune Plundering Card]?’
A strange expression appeared on Gu Changge’s face as he read through the [Fortune Plundering Card’s] description. The [Fortune Plundering Card] could be used to target a Favored Son of Heaven; it had a small probability of failure, depending on the Favored Son of Heaven’s status, but if it succeeded, then all of the Favored Son of Heaven’s Fortune Value will be cleared in one fell swoop.
Not only will it be cleared, but a corresponding amount will also be awarded to him!
If it failed, then, well, he gained nothing and lost one [Fortune Plundering Card].
‘As for this [System’s Reward Calculations Multiplication Card]…if it’s used when the System is calculating rewards, the reward will be randomly multiplied by a value that could be anywhere from 0.1 (loss) to double, triple, ten times, or even a hundred times higher…’
[2: that ‘(loss)’ in the above paragraph wasn’t in the original text. I added it to make sure you understand it will be a loss if the System multiplies his rewards by any value less than 1 as 100×0.1 is 10.]
Gu Changge checked the functionality of the other reward he received, and clicked his tongue.
It was also something that depended on Fortune. But considering his experience from the two gachas before, his Fortune wasn’t all that bad in the System’s point of view.
[3: Novice Gift Pack + First Kill Reward Chest.]
He planned to use the second card when he dealt with Ye Chen.
As for the [Fortune Plundering Card], it was obviously a good reward. After all, he has to put effort in suppressing the Favored Children of Heaven, and give them continuous setbacks, whenever he wants to squeeze their Fortune Value, but with this [Fortune Plundering Card], he will be able to save himself all that trouble.
Of course, there was a chance that it might fail.
Gu Changge went to the System’s Shop and took a look at the [Fortune Plundering Card’s] value, and found that it was up for sale for a whopping ten thousand Destiny Points!
That was to say, if he wanted to break even, he would need to come across a Favored Child of Heaven with at least 2000 Points of Fortune Value.
That wasn’t too unrealistic though. Gu Changge guessed that the Favored Children of Heaven he would meet in the future wouldn’t be blessed with a little amount of Fortune Value.
The Azure Lower Realm where he was at right now was simply too weak. Among the myriad Lower Realms in the Universe, it was merely a small realm among the Thousand Minor Lower Realms. Even False God Realms could break through the Void’s barrier and Ascend to the Upper Realm.
The larger Lower Realms, such as the ones among the Thousand Middle Lower Realms, had a higher boundary. For example, the world where the Heaven Slaughter God King originated from…there, one had to reach the God King Realm before they could Ascend to the Upper Realm.
As for the Upper Realm, the place where Gu Changge himself came from…it was a complex world that acted as a hub connecting all of the Thousand Minor Lower Realms, the Thousand Middle Lower Realms, and the Thousand Major Lower Realms.
Afterwards, Gu Changge opened the Heavenly Dao Reward Chest to see if he would get something related to the Favored Children of Heaven, as he guessed.
A golden light flashed in front of his eyes again, and the System’s Prompt sounded in his mind once more.
[Ding! Congratulations, Host, for receiving the Halo of a Favored Child of Heaven! The Halo has been automatically transformed by the System, and you have received the Halo of a Destined Heavenly Villain!]
[Ding! Congratulations, Host, for receiving a God Kings Heart…]
‘[Halo of a Destined Heavenly Villain]?’
Gu Changge couldn’t care about anything else, and all of his attention fell upon the first reward. It’s description immediately piqued his interest.
[Halo of a Destined Heavenly Villain establishes you as a Villain fated to exterminate the Favored Children of Heaven! You can now ignore the remifications of dealing with a Favored Child of Heaven when your luck isn’t as high as them…]
‘What does that mean?’
Gu Changge raised his eyebrows and questioned the System.
[When the difference between the Villain’s and the Protagonist’s Fortune Value is too high, the Villain will suffer from a Fortune Backlash if his strength surpasses the Protagonist by too much. That’s how the Heavenly Dao protects the Protagonists, but the Halo of a Destined Heavenly Villain nullifies this mechanism…]
The System explained.
‘So that’s how it is! When I first transmigrated over, my Fortune Value was too low, but my strength was enough to completely overwhelm Ye Chen, so the Heavenly Dao decided to use this Fortune Backlash to stop me from going overboard…’
Everything started to add up right now.
Now that he had a high amount of Fortune Value, he naturally didn’t need to care about receiving a Fortune Backlash at this time. But who could guarantee a situation like the previous one won’t happen again in the future?
Gu Changge couldn’t help but feel comfortable as he realized that a hidden danger to his life had been nipped in the bud by this [Halo of the Destined Heavenly Villain]!
As for the [God King’s Heart]? It was the cultivation of mind of a cultivator who had reached the God King Realm and honed his state of mind for thousands of years.
In Gu Changge’s opinion, Lin Tian’s [God King’s Heart] wouldn’t be all that good, but since it was a reward from the System, it shouldn’t be all that bad either.
Gu Changge directly chose the option to fuse with it. In the very next moment, he felt a mass of warm light wrap around his body. His consciousness shook, and he felt as if he had lived through tens of thousands of years as scene after scene flashed through his mind.
At first he thought that he was about to reincarnate or something, but soon, his muddled mind recovered.
Gu Changge couldn’t help but frown.
How come the [God King’s Heart] made little to no change to his state of mind? Only his ability to feel his surroundings and comprehend stuff improved by a bit, it seemed.
Well, as long as it increases!
After all, he was a transmigrator. Although he was quick at adapting to the various situations, he wasn’t omniscient. The [God King’s Heart] should save him a lot of time in cultivating his state of mind in the future, he estimated.
The state of mind was something as illusory as Fortune Value, after all, and everyone had a different understanding of it.