Lin Tian died, and left behind a cold, empty shell.
Now, Gu Changge had several methods in his arsenal that could deal with the Favored Children of Heaven. First, he could directly kill them off. This was the easiest method, but he will only receive a part of their Fortune Value, and there won’t be any additional Heavenly Rewards for squeezing them dry either.
Unless he cleared their Fortune Value, it would be difficult for him to seize their opportunities.
The second method was to suppress the Favored Children of Heaven with one setback after another, just like he did with the two leeks until now. He could earn Destiny Points, and also receive massive Fortune Value.
Although the second method was troublesome, the profits made up for the effort.
Gu Changge immediately knew which method to choose.
With that over, he walked out of the dungeon with an indifferent expression. At the same time, he called out for his Attributes Panel in his mind.
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Host: Gu Changge
Halo: Destined Heavenly Villain
Identity: True Disciple of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace
Bloodline: Devil Heart, Dao Bone
Cultivation: Conferred Lord (Middle Stage)
Heavenly Immortal Dao Codex (7th Layer)
Innate God’s Spirit Temple (Talent)
Myriad Changes Demonic Physique (Talent)
Immortal-Devouring Demon Art
Destiny Points: 4500
Fortune Value: 450 (Dark)
System Shop: Open
Domain-Traversing Talisman x1
One-Third Fragment of a World Seed x2
Fortune Plundering Card x3
System’s Reward Calculations Multiplication Card x1
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‘I earned a lot after this time’s harvest…’
Gu Changge couldn’t help but smile as he read through his stats.
‘I can do a lot with 4500 Destiny Points! The [Eight Desolate Demon Halberd] should be appearing any time now, so I should think of how to deal with Ye Chen as well. After all, there’s no more value in keeping him alive now…’
‘I will also need to prepare some other things…if I return without preparations, then my situation might just worsen further.’
Afterwards, Gu Changge frowend and started to think about the affairs of the Upper Realm. He had to prepare a plan to solve his issues up there.
Although he had the backing of the Gu Family, and was also a True Disciple of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, his position in the Upper Realm wasn’t all that solid. After all, his motives behind joining the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace weren’t all that pure.
The reason why he was only a True Disciple of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, and not their successor, was because of Gu Changge’s background and identity. Many of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace’s higher-ups had a wary attitude towards him.
He had to find a way to stabilize his position after returning to the Upper Realm. Otherwise, he might just die before he has a chance to play another Favored Child of Heaven to death!
Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace was an Immortal Heritage in the Upper Realm that had never been shaken throughout their existence over the long river of time, so there was no need to speculate about their true might.
Many Immortal Ancient Families, Supreme Immortal Dynasties, and Grand Sects tried every means to send their descendants and disciples into the Heavenly Dao Immortal Sect for a chance to rise higher.
Although Gu Changge had the Gu Family’s support, it wasn’t easy for him to take charge of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace.
Of course, these were matters he would only need to consider after he returned to the Upper Realm. For now, he could take it easy and not think too much.
Lin Qiuhan had been waiting for Gu Changge outside the dungeon. As soon as she saw him walking out, she called out to him. Her eyes were red, and grief weighed down on her heart.
“It’s alright! I have already solved Lin Tian’s matter for you. I have also eliminated the remnant soul of the one who was occupying his body.”
Gu Changge comforted her with a gentle smile.
“Thank you, Young Lord Gu! Pardon me for troubling you with such a minor matter.”
Lin Qiuhan’s replied with some comfort.
“You don’t need to apologize; it was a minor matter.”
Gu Changge spoke with a warm voice, and his gentle smile showed no change. Even if Lin Qiuhan had asked to deliver the final blow to Lin Tian, he wouldn’t have agreed. After all, he wouldn’t get any Heavenly Rewards if he wasn’t the one dealing the final blow.
Not only did he receive the Heavenly Rewards, but he also got to brush up on Lin Qiuhan’s favorability like this. In the future, she would work for him with sincerity, so it was a profit Gu Changge wasn’t willing to let go of!
“It would be better if you help your brother return to his origins as soon as possible (burial). Since his body wasn’t occupied for too long, there’s a chance his soul hasn’t thoroughly dissipated, and he might be able to enter the cycle of reincarnation…”
Gu Changge’s warm smile appeared even more comforting as he said that.
Of course, this talk about entering the cycle of reincarnation was nothing but a hoax he spoke merely to comfort Lin Qiuhan. After all, the original Lin Tian’s soul was completely devoured by the Heaven Slaughter God King when he took over his body. How else would he be plagued by the Predecessor’s obsession?
And when Gu Changge devoured the Heaven Slaughter God King’s remnant spirit, he also devoured the original Lin Tian’s soul.
“Understood. I will order someone to help Little Tian safely return to his origins…”
Lin Qiuhan said and turned around, never expecting that Gu Changge would be so considerate towards her.
Gu Changge’s smile disappeared as he watched her walk away. A simple woman like Lin Qiuhan wasn’t all that hard to deal with. A good face, eloquent speech, and gentle care would be enough to make them sink.
After that, Gu Changge took it easy for the next few days. First, he spent 3000 Destiny Points to raise his cultivation base to the Late Stage of the Conferred Lord Realm.
Although the improvement wasn’t too great compared to the Middle Stage, but for a supreme prodigy like him, the increase in his combat power was exponential. It couldn’t be explained just with Realms and whatnot.
Just because Gu Changge rarely made a move, it didn’t mean he had low combat power. It’s just that he didn’t need to make a move as his aura alone was enough to suppress everyone around him.
If he desired, he was sure he could easily obliterate even people in the Conferred King Realm.
Of course, the price wasn’t small for such a minor breakthrough. Gu Changge estimated that he would need to spend an even more terrifying amount of Destiny Points if he wanted to enter the Peak Stage of the Conferred Lord Realm — he might need to fork out around 5000 Destiny Points.
Still, it was worth the price!
His comprehension of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Codex had been almost pushed to the Eighth Layer. In his memories, he didn’t recall anyone among his peers who had reached the Eighth Layer of the Dao Codex in the Upper Realm.
Of course, there was a chance someone might have made a breakthrough during the time he was down in the Lower Realm. He had already been here for almost half a year now. Either way, Gu Changge believed that his speed at breaking through and comprehending the higher stages was already as fast as it could get.
Less than three days remained to the beginning of the Middle State’s Heavenly Geniuses Dao Conference. The Moon-facing Ancient City brimmed with more and more guests. Cultivators and mortals from various Sects, Clans, and Dynasties packed the streets.
After the destruction of the Buddhist Holy Land, more and more forces of the world developed reverence for the Young Lord from the Upper Realm. At the same time, they all thought: ‘won’t we soar to Heaven if we can please the Young Lord?’
They couldn’t suppress this desire after they saw the current appearance of the Ancient Lin Family. No matter where their people went, no one dared to offend them…no, others actually had to be subservient before them. All of them put on domineering appearances, and their noses were almost about to touch the Heavens out of arrogance.
In this dog-eat-dog world, only might was right!
Many forces had plans to butter up with the Young Lord and rise above the rest.
Many young creatures with different appearances sat together in a pavilion shrouded by divine-looking mist. Some had wings on their backs, some had scales on their foreheads, some appeared sacred and divine, and others had their limbs covered in flames.
Divine brilliance surrounded all of them, and they radiated ferocious auras. The Holy Sons and Maidens of the mighty Holy Lands of the Middle State couldn’t amount to anything in front of them.
They weren’t even eligible to be compared to them.
The weakest among them was already at the Great-Transcendent Realm, and had the qualifications to look down on people from the older generations of the Middle State, let alone the younger ones.
In the vicinity of this group of creatures hid old servants with terrifying auras and force of oppression. If the cultivators outside saw them all, they might piss their pants in horror.
The Ancient Sacred Mountains!
All of these young creatures were from the Ancient Sacred Mountains, and held a terrifying background. Right now, they were busy discussing the events that took place in the Middle State.
“I never thought he would directly obliterate the Buddhist Holy Land! Just what is the origin of that youth who is said to have descended from the Upper Realm…”
A young creature with wings on his back shook his head with a look of pity. Of course, there was only pity in his eyes and he held no sympathy for the Buddhist Holy Land. To him, the Buddhist Holy Land wasn’t worth jack crap, and he couldn’t be bothered about their destruction.
“No matter what his background, I will make him pay the price for offending me!”
A beautiful girl with an indifferent expression, and eyes full of awe-inspiring killing intent, put her snow-white long sword on the table before her.