Now that the Ancient Heavenly Secret Realm’s Quasi-Supreme was gone, Gu Changge could finally take a good look at the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd in his hands. The blade of the Halberd was pitch-black, and brilliant, blood-red veins pulsed on its entire body.
It emanated wisps of cold light, and looked extremely terrifying under the thick Devil Qi that gathered around it.
It wasn’t light in weight either.
Gu Changge estimated its weight to be a few tens of thousands of pounds, and the texture of its cold grip made it seem to be forged by Dark Immortal Gold.
The longer Gu Changge watched it, the higher his satisfaction rose.
His physique was relatively good even among his peers in the Upper Realm, but even he could feel the weight of the Halberd.
Of course, he could pick it up because his Devil Heart had a deep connection to the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd. Let alone holding it in their hands, ordinary cultivators would be immediately obliterated if they so much as tried to touch it.
The weight he felt now was specially set by the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd so he could get used to it well. It’s real weight was far beyond one’s imagination. It could easily smash through the Void just with the virtue of its density.
“It seems that you regard me as one of your own kind, and will be following me from now on…”
Gu Changge spoke with satisfaction, and recalled the Great Dao Treasured Bottle above his head.
The remnant spirit of a Quasi-Supreme could easily improve his cultivation by leaps and bounds after he completely digested it. Right now, it had turned into pure energy, and brought a feeling of euphoria to him as it rushed through his limbs.
Of course, it was increasing his hidden might that he wouldn’t bring out unless he had no other choice. As a Young Sovereign from the Upper Realm, Gu Changge naturally didn’t lack trump cards, and this was one of his many hidden weapons.
The Eight Desolate Demon Halberd, on the other hand, trembled in excitement at Gu Changge’s words. It was as if it could understand his speech. At the same time, Gu Changge felt feelings of joy, affection, and excitement from the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd. No matter how he looked at it, it didn’t resemble a murderous, demonic weapon that could slaughter all living beings and bring chaos to Heaven.
Instead, it appeared to resemble the friendly neighborhood kid who lived next door.
Its strange emotions stunned Gu Changge for a moment, but he got over his surprise soon after.
He had heard rumors that the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd wasn’t a forged weapon, but an innate existence that was born with its master who also held a Devil Heart. Of course, those rumors were too ancient, and their authenticity couldn’t be verified.
Anyways, he was happy to feel emotions from the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd. Everything in the world had its own spirit, and weapons were no exception to this rule.
It was normal for weapons to gather spiritual wisdom and attain godhood after surviving for eons with Heavenly Dao Marks.
After all, there were many ancient Heritages with hidden Ancestral Artifacts that had been passed down from time immemorial. These Artifacts would awaken at critical moments and show their godly might.
The ferocious Eight Desolate Demon Halberd had been sealed here for innumerable years, and that had led to it developing its own wisdom.
This naturally surprised Gu Changge, and he couldn’t help but feel even more tempted.
“It seems that you can understand my words?”
Gu Changge said to the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd and waited for its reaction.
It quivered in response.
It’s just that the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd could only convey emotions to him, and not speech.
“So you really do understand my words! Do you understand that I will be your master from now on?”
Gu Changge asked again.
Of course, he would need to refine it first. Unless he refined it, he wouldn’t be able to bring out the true might of the Halberd. Although he could control it right now, he couldn’t bring out the might it held at its peak.
The Eight Desolate Demon Halberd trembled with joy. As if to show how happy it was to have Gu Changge as its Master, it released strands of Devil Qi in the surroundings. It seemed to be its way of expressing its euphoria.
“You are such a good weapon, yet you had to be sealed here for such a long time. As your Master, I can’t help but feel my heart ache for you. Just follow me in the future, and I will directly kill whoever tries to harm you. If someone makes you unhappy, just tell me about them…”
Gu Changge also teased it with joy, and realized that it hadn’t been too long since the Halberd gave birth to its consciousness. For now, it could only express simple emotions of joy, anger, and sadness, etc.
As it heard his words, the Halberd’s excitement soared, and the tip of its blade trembled. The Void around it turned turbulent just from that simple movement.
“How about I give you a name? I will call you Xiao Hei from now on since you are so gorgeous…”
[1: Xiao Hei translates to Little Black but Little Black doesn’t sound all that noice for a gorgeous beauty.]
[2: read: wtf, daddy! I trusted you.]
Gu Changge couldn’t help but laugh in his heart. To him, Xiao Hei was far more alluring than a beauty.
As Gu Changge left the palace, Ye Liuli followed after him with an extremely complicated expression. The two quietly headed towards the edge of the underground ancient city, where they had left the others.
On the way, a System Prompt sounded in Gu Changge’s mind.
[Ding! Congratulations ?, Host, for subduing the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd! You have unlocked the System’s Weapon Storage!]
The sudden Prompt surprised Gu Changge, and he wondered if this Weapon Storage was like a spatial storage artifact?
He called out for his Attributes Panel,
— — — — — —
Host: Gu Changge
Halo: Destined Heavenly Villain
Weapons: Eight Desolate Demon Halberd
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
— — — — — —
He soon found the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd listed under the row that showed his Halo. With the nature of the System, he was sure that only truly peerless Artifacts and Weapons could have the honor of showing up on his Attribute Panel.
To put it in simple terms: ‘the System wouldn’t bother about recording ordinary stuff even if Gu Changge mastered some cultivation method or refined a weapon.’
It looked down on them and treated them as unworthy of its attention.
Since the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd’s origins weren’t simple, the System specially unlocked the Weapon Storage for it.
Ordinary stuff that Gu Changge already owned — such as Blades, Swords, Cauldrons, etc. — wouldn’t show up on his Attribute Panel. All of those things would still need to be stored in his storage rings, or somewhere else.
Right then, Gu Changge gave out a command in his mind, and felt the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd disappear from his storage ring in response.
At the same time, he saw a boundless, dusky space in his mind.
The Eight Desolate Demon Halberd appeared inside the space out of thin air. The unfamiliar environment immediately startled it, and it released its terrifying Devil Qi that surged in all directions. It was like a cat that had its tail stepped on.
Fortunately, it soon felt Gu Changge’s aura and calmed down.
‘This space isn’t in the Void that exists around us, and only I can connect to it. This is good! After all, it won’t be easy for me to hide the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd otherwise…’
‘If some big shot sensed its existence on me, I am pretty sure they will forcefully snatch it away from me without giving a damn about my background and identity…’
Gu Changge had no doubt about this.
Once the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd’s existence was revealed to the world, many greedy old monsters will come out for it. For them, it wasn’t a weapon of mass slaughter, but a mighty artifact that could raise their strength to newer heights.
This Weapon Storage from the System was a truly unfathomable treasure. No matter how mighty an existence, they wouldn’t be able to sense the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd’s aura.
Not only could it completely hide the Eight Desolate Demon Halberd’s aura, but it could also work as another trump card for Gu Changge. As this thought crossed his mind, Gu Changge realized that he had a lot of trump cards, but then he recalled that the calamity he would face would be even greater.
His biggest worry was the Immortal-Devouring Demon Art. As for the Favored Daughter of Heaven and the other Lus, Mus, and Dus his Original antagonized in the Upper Realm? He had already thought of methods to deal with them.
He will carefully take care of them after he returns to the Upper Realm.
[3: It was mentioned in the earlier chapters that Gu Changge’s Dao Bone was stolen from a Favored Daughter of Heaven, just in case someone missed or forgot about this.]
“My Lord, please forgive this old slave. This old slave couldn’t do a good job! Lady Ye Liuli’s people held me back and I couldn’t stop her from breaking through our encirclement…”
As soon as Old Ming saw Gu Changge return, he knelt on the ground with an expression full of guilt, and begged for mercy.
By now, they had already almost dealt with the entire beast tide.
However, what shocked Old Ming was the fact that Ye Liuli, who couldn’t wait to stab his Young Lord, was now quietly following behind him.
Just what was going on?
“It’s alright. It doesn’t matter even if she broke through and rushed over to my side. It’s not like she could do anything to stop me.”
Gu Changge didn’t care too much about this matter, and said, “Let’s go back. I have settled my matter in the Lower Realm, so it’s about time we Ascend back to the Upper Realm.”
“As you command, My Lord!”
Old Ming’s face showed a solemn expression as he heard Gu Changge’s words. From his Young Lord’s tone, it was clear that he had obtained whatever he came down to obtain, and everything had gone smoothly for him.
Old Ming couldn’t help but feel joyful at this realization.
Ye Liuli, on the other hand, showed an unpleasant expression as she unhappily talked to the followers she had brought along.
Her pure as jade face showed listlessness, as if someone had bullied and ravaged her. Aunt Xue and the others couldn’t help but feel puzzled as they saw her appearance.
“Miss, what happened to that brat named Ye Chen?”
Aunt Xue asked.
“He’s dead; Gu Changge murdered him!”
Ye Liuli responded with a sullen tone.
Aunt Xue’s expression changed, and then she immediately felt happy. She had thought that her Young Lady would attack Young Lord Gu for that Ye Chen, but it seemed that they hadn’t reached that point yet.
As for Ye Chen? Who gave a damn about his death? He deserved it!
As for why her Lady looked so listless? His death must be the cause.
Although Aunt Xue felt distressed over her Lady’s condition, she believed that time would wash away her pain and return her to normal.
As they left the underground ancient city, Ye Liuli and her group didn’t continue staying with Gu Changge. Gu Changge also couldn’t care less about them. Now that his [Great Dao Treasured Bottle] was inside her Sea of Consciousness, it didn’t matter where Ye Liuli fled.
“My Lord, if this old slave isn’t overreaching, then may I ask if you will be bringing that girl, Qiuhan, along with you when Ascending back to the Upper Realm?”
Old Ming asked respectfully, on their way out of the Ancient Heavenly Secret Realm.
If Gu Changge wanted to bring her along, then he could look after her in the Upper Realm. Of course, it was possible that Lin Qiuhan would be the one looking after her Ancestor instead.
No matter what world one lived in, it was always easier for beautiful women to succeed, compared to old men.
Still, Lin Qiuhan was his descendent, so there was no need for him to envy her. If she could commit herself to his Lord, then his Lord will definitely not forget him in the future.
“I like that girl, Qiuhan, a lot, so I will naturally bring her along.”
He had already made plans for Lin Qiuhan’s terrifying talent for Alchemy, and would bring her to the Upper Realm to develop her for his own use.
It just so happened that one of the major Alchemy Heritages in the Upper Realm hadn’t yet found a particularly outstanding talent, even after searching for many years. They had no shortage of resources, but were in a dire need of talented disciples. They especially needed someone like Lin Qiuhan, whose talent in Alchemy could only be described as ‘monstrous.’
He estimated that they would be willing to do anything to get her!
Talents with natural Pill Intent and a knack for Alchemy were mostly born in certain races that were closely related to the ecosystem of spiritual herbs, so there weren’t many of them among the humans.
Although the Upper Realm was vast beyond measure with endless territory, and even connected the Minor, Middle, and Major Lower Realms, the Humans weren’t the dominant race.
In the Lower Realms, it was said that there were thousands of races, but in the Upper Realm, that number jumped into the millions.
Among the humans, Alchemists had a far nobler status than the other cultivators. The resources of the humans they alone controlled couldn’t even be estimated.
Gu Changge merely had to send Lin Qiuhan over to them. At that time, there will naturally be someone willing to put in a lot of resources and energy to cultivate her, and their Alchemy Heritage would also owe him a favor.
Lin Qiuhan already belonged to him either way, so why wouldn’t he get such a great advantage?