Ye Liuli’s idea wasn’t all that sophisticated.
She couldn’t allow Gu Changge to kill Ye Chen, nor could she agree to any excessive conditions from Gu Changge. Just when she was thinking on how to solve this issue, Gu Changge asked her to open her Sea of Consciousness and let him imprint a Slave Seal inside.
She was enraged the moment she heard his words, but then she remembered that a mere Slave Seal was nothing before her Ancient Immortal Ye Clan.
To make sure Gu Changge couldn’t guess anything from her expressions, she put on a show of unwillingness and struggle in front of him. After all, to hide something from someone as cunning as Gu Changge, one had to think deeply and put in effort.
Ye Chen’s heart moved when he heard Ye Liuli’s words, and he felt guilty. Just now, because of his fear of death, he had deliberately pretended to be an unyielding man to deceive her.
After he planted the Slave Seal in her Sea of Consciousness, won’t Ye Liuli end up as Gu Changge’s possession? Ye Chen felt extreme discomfort and pain in his heart when he thought about this.
He didn’t want to see something like that happen, but he had no choice. After all, who would want to see their affectionate, childhood sweetheart-cum-cousin become a slave of their enemy? Unless, of course, if they had something wrong with their brain…
“Hoh! I am surprised to see you agree so readily. To think the little princess of the Ancient Immortal Ye Clan would surrender her Sea of Consciousness and willingly become a slave for someone as pathetic as this Ye Chen…”
“If I were your father, I might have slapped you to death already.”
Gu Changge mocked with a casual smile, and didn’t show any signs of wanting to let go of Ye Chen.
“You don’t need to worry about those matters. I promise to open my Sea of Consciousness for your Slave Seal, but you must also take a Heavenly Oath that you won’t try to hunt or kill Brother Ye Chen. If you violate this Oath, the Devil will devour your heart and your cultivation will be destroyed!”
Ye Liuli glared at Gu Changge and made it clear to him that she will only open her Sea of Consciousness after he took the Heavenly Oath. There was no way she would back down even an inch on this requirement — who knew what other tricks this Gu Changge might have up his sleeves?
After all, the Sea of Consciousness was the source of a cultivator’s existence. One could rebuild a shattered Dantian, but a messed up Sea of Consciousness could easily spell their doom.
What’s more? The Sea of Consciousness was also the place where all of a cultivator’s secrets (thoughts and memories) were hidden. Opening one’s Sea of Consciousness and letting someone inside was the same as giving them complete knowledge of your deepest secrets.
Ye Liuli had no choice but to resort to this. It was impossible for her to watch Ye Chen die at Gu Changge’s hands right in front of her.
“You want me to take a Heavenly Oath? Alright.”
Gu Changge’s expression showed no change, and he readily repeated Ye Liuli’s words of Oath, “… If I violate this Oath, may my heart be devoured by the Devil, and all of my cultivation be obliterated!”
Everything was going far too well. Ye Liuli couldn’t help but frown as she couldn’t figure out what was going through Gu Changge’s mind.
She felt disturbed, and wondered if she was simply thinking too much?
Could someone as sinister and cunning as Gu Changge really fall for her tricks so easily?
“I have already taken the Heavenly Oath, so shouldn’t you be opening your Sea of Consciousness right about now?”
Gu Changge asked with a faint tone, and his expression appeared to be sincere without any hidden meaning. Ye Liuli couldn’t find anything wrong with his words and actions.
Gritting her teeth, she closed her eyes and opened her Sea of Consciousness for him.
Immediately, a pitch-black light flashed past Gu Changge’s pupils, and turned into a demonic [Great Dao Treasured Bottle]. Like a brilliant rune, the [Great Dao Treasured Bottle] moved through the void and plunged into the depths of Ye Liuli’s Sea of Consciousness.
It was so quick that she didn’t even have a chance to respond.
Ye Liuli frowned due to a strange feeling, but she couldn’t tell where that feeling came from? Had he already imprinted the Slave Seal? How come she didn’t see Gu Changge do anything?
What kind of sorcery was this? She couldn’t feel the slightest shackle or seal inside her Sea of Consciousness, and questioned if he had even imprinted his Slave Seal in there?
Also, why did she feel as if she desired to surrender herself to Gu Changge? The sudden feeling left Ye Liuli in a fluster, and she couldn’t help but wonder if she had fallen in love or something?
“It’s naturally the promised Slave Seal.”
Right then, a strange smile appeared on Gu Changge’s face as he spoke.
Ye Liuli frowned in response, “Why don’t I feel anything then?”
Gu Changge stared at her with a smile, and asked, “Tell me how you would like to feel?”
Ye Liuli’s heart sank and her face showed an ugly expression. She didn’t speak anymore. Matters had devolved far beyond her control.
Could it be that she could no longer hate Gu Changge?
Although creating that [Great Dao Treasured Bottle] wasn’t easy for Gu Changge, he didn’t think using it on Ye Liuli was a waste.
It was the Secret Art used to control people recorded in the forbidden inheritance of the [Immortal-Devouring Demon Art].
It’s just that after it fell into Gu Changge’s hands, it ended up even more terrifying than before. He directly condensed the Secret Art’s power into a rune that resembled a [Great Dao Treasured Bottle].
Although the process to create it was troublesome, the [Great Dao Treasured Bottle] that came out was far better than the original, and it couldn’t even be discovered when used. He could directly plant it inside the other party’s Sea of Consciousness without them feeling anything, as long as they willing opened their Sea of Consciousness before him.
As for a Slave Seal? Those were merely low-leveled trash.
Gu Changge’s [Great Dao Treasured Bottle] was hundreds of times better than a Slave Seal, so much so that they couldn’t even be compared.
As for why he used it? There was no way Gu Changge couldn’t guess Ye Liuli’s sneaky plot. After all, the Ancient Immortal Ye Clan was a behemoth in the Upper Realm. Getting rid of a measly Slave Seal wouldn’t be all that hard for them.
He naturally called it a Slave Seal to fool Ye Liuli.
She thought she was smart, but in Gu Changge’s eyes, she was a naive thing that overestimated its wit.
‘Now that the mind-controlling demonic bottle is inside her Sea of Consciousness, it won’t be long before she forgets about today’s incident. Unless a peerless powerhouse looks through her Sea of Consciousness, or something else goes wrong, there will be no way someone would find it…’
‘Over time, she will become nothing more than a submissive slave of mine.’
Satisfaction filled Gu Changge’s heart as he thought about this. When he did some calculations, he realized that he had earned a lot today!
“Gu Changge, you should release Brother Ye Chen now, right?”
Ye Liuli said with a glare targeted at Gu Changge. The fact that she couldn’t feel the existence of the Slave Seal brought deep unease to her heart.
“What did you call me?”
Gu Changge glared back at her.
Ye Liuli felt her head buzz, and thought that her mind was about to explode. She was left in a trance, and felt as if an ancient god was looking down on her. With a deep fear clawing at her heart, she uttered involuntarily, “Master…”
Ye Liuli was stunned as soon as the word rolled off her tongue, and wondered why she had suddenly uttered that when she didn’t even intend to?
She was left stupefied.
“Gu Changge, what did you do to Liuli?!”
Ye Chen’s anxiety deepened, and his face paled further, as he saw the scene in front of him. He couldn’t believe what his eyes were seeing! Did his beloved cousin really call Gu Changge her Master?
What was going on?
His head buzzed, and he couldn’t accept this reality.
“You are about to die, but your bullsh!t won’t stop.”
Gu Changge gave Ye Chen a dismissive glance. The System had already informed him in his mind that Ye Chen’s Fortune Value had been cleared. He could now kill him and obtain a Heavenly Reward!
Gu Changge didn’t wait anymore, and the palm of his Dharma Incarnate tightened its hold around Ye Chen.
“Liuli, save me…”
Ye Chen’s eyes widened in panic, despair, and disbelief as Gu Changge crushed him to death. He didn’t even know when he died, and couldn’t understand how Gu Changge could do it?
Was Gu Changge not afraid of receiving the Heavenly Oath’s backlash by killing him? Was he not afraid of having his heart devoured by a Devil? Was he not afraid of having all his cultivation destroyed?
Of course, Gu Changge didn’t give a damn about some bullsh!t Oath. What nonsense was that? Wasn’t it just sending him nourishment?
As for losing his cultivation? He couldn’t give one damn about that — he could always use Destiny Points to get it back.
After all, how could he let such a fat Favored Son of Heaven fly away from his plate right in front of his eyes? How could he let go of the Heavenly Rewards he would gain from devouring him?
Won’t all of his hard work over such a long time go to waste?
Gu Changge would never accept such a loss.
“Gu Changge, you…”
Ye Liuli was stunned by the scene in front of her, and couldn’t regain her senses for a while. She had trusted his Oath, yet he went back on his words immediately afterwards!
She didn’t even know how to curse Gu Changge’s shamelessness.
‘I must avenge Brother Ye Chen…’
Ye Liuli’s consciousness blanked as this thought crossed her mind, and she realized that she couldn’t muster any killing intent towards Gu Changge.
It had to be the work of that Slave Seal he planted in her Sea of Consciousness just now!
Ye Liuli’s heart chilled, and she felt deep fear. She couldn’t control her own actions and thoughts, even though she knew there was something wrong with her.
As for Yan Ji? She had nothing to say even though she watched everything transpire. Gu Changge now appeared even more heroic in her eyes. After all, breaking a mere Heavenly Oath was nothing big if one’s aspirations were grand enough!
Besides, Ye Chen was already intent on killing Gu Changge. She couldn’t bring herself to persuade Gu Changge to let Ye Chen off after knowing all that.
Naturally, Gu Changge didn’t give a hoot about Ye Liuli’s opinion of him. Since his demonic bottle was already inside her Sea of Consciousness, her thoughts about him no longer mattered.
Right then, a System Prompt rang in his mind.
[Ding! You have killed the Favored Son of Heaven, Ye Chen, and triggered extra Heavenly Rewards by clearing all of his Fortune Value in the process! Reward calculations are in progress…]
[Ding! Congratulations, Host! You have received a Heavenly Dao Reward Chest, 200 Points of Fortune Value, and 1000 Destiny Points!]
‘Use [System’s Reward Calculations Multiplication Card]!’
Gu Changge commanded after taking out the item from the System’s Warehouse. This happened to be a good time to use the [System’s Reward Calculations Multiplication Card].
[Ding! System’s Reward Calculations Multiplication Card used successfully! Congratulations, Host! Your reward has been increased by five times!]
[Ding! The current rewards have automatically been multiplied…]
[Ding! After the final calculation, your reward has been increased to 1000 Points of Fortune Value and 5000 Destiny Points!]
‘Open the Heavenly Dao Reward Chest!’
Gu Changge said in his mind.
He wanted to know what kind of stuff will come out this time. The last time, he received the Villain’s Halo, and that helped him solve the issue of Fortune Backlash due to a disparity in his and the Favored Children’s strength.
What will he receive this time?
He looked forward to the rewards.
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: One-Third Fragment of a World Seed x1 | Void Essence x1!]
Gu Changge slightly raised his eyebrows. He had received another [One-Third Fragment of a World Seed], and collected all three, so he should be able to refine it and nourish a world inside his body.
As for the [Void Essence]? He wondered about it’s utility.
Gu Changge immediately checked its introduction, and his eyes couldn’t help but light up.
‘The Void Essence comes from the Void Physique that contains the power to control the Void however it pleases…’
‘Sure enough, it’s good stuff. At least, it’s much better than that whatever [God King’s Heart] from last time.’
Gu Changge couldn’t help but praise the reward, and directly chose to absorb it. A feeling of warmth surged through his body, and the boundless power of the Void filled his bones and limbs.
This process didn’t last long, and Gu Changge soon opened his eyes. Immediately, he felt that he and the Void around him had a certain resonance between them.
The power of the Void — it can allow one to attack, defend, and escape!
After that, Gu Changge called out for his Attribute Panel. His Fortune Value and Destiny points had sky-rocketed after this massive haul.
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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 (Late Stage)
Heavenly Immortal Dao Codex (7th Layer [75%])
Innate God’s Spirit Temple (Talent)
Myriad Changes Demonic Physique (Talent)
Immortal-Devouring Demon Art
Destiny Points: 9000
Fortune Value: 1880 (Dark)
System Shop: Open
Domain-Traversing Talisman x1
One-Third Fragment of a World Seed x3
Fortune Plundering Card x3
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