Chapter 1687: Evil status
The flower umbrella was finally over Gu Qing Shan’s head.
[Infinite Worlds Shelter] has taken effect!
Almost immediately after they disappeared, Gu Qing Shan leapt into the air while carrying Laura and rapidly teleported away from the monster’s palm.
「 Disappeared? How interesting 」
The monster’s voice filled with irony continued to resound throughout the void of space.
The figure of darkness that eclipsed the world abruptly vanished, leaving the world as nothing but emptiness.
A boundless mass of indigo light descended out of nowhere.
The light contained an immeasurable amount of power that quickly filled the entire empty world at an indiscernible frequency.
Numerous strange and unusual shrieks echoed.
Some of the monsters who were hiding in the void were forced to show themselves, but before they managed to employ any evasive maneuvers, they were reduced to corpses among the screams.
Even their corpses were rapidly reduced to nothing while being illuminated by the indigo light as if they never existed in the first place.
The indigo light persisted for several dozen seconds before it slowly faded.
The world returned to darkness once more.
The blood moon hung far above the sky, closely observing everywhere that its bloody light could illuminate.
「 All of the fleas that have been hiding around here are dead… but that fellow just now wasn’t one of them… 」
「 So he managed to avoid both my Soul Searing Illumination and my detection 」
「 How strange, why do I feel like I remember this ability… 」
The monster fell into deep thought.
At another location.
Gu Qing Shan had brought Laura with him to fly away from the bloody moon.
——the monster’s body was so large that the two of them had to fly for an entire minute to get away from the region filled by darkness.
There was now a large vertical grey wall in front of them, with both the bottom and top covered in thick fog that they couldn’t see through.
“Gu Qing Shan, this world is too eerie” Laura told him.
“Hm, take a look there” Gu Qing Shan said.
As the two of them looked forward, they saw that there were various torture devices on the wall, each of which was stained with various colors of blood as well as ripped up flesh and bones.
“What now?” Laura asked.
“Let’s pick a direction and take a look” Gu Qing Shan told her.
The two of them flew up following the walls for another 15 minutes before they stopped.
Seemingly sensing something while hovering in the air, Gu Qing Shan pondered briefly before drawing the Six Paths Great Mountain sword.
A cold gleam.
The sword left a deep gash on the wall.
Crimson blood began to pour out from the wall, dripping downwards at an incredibly slow rate.
Observing the gash for a little bit, he brought Laura and continued to fly upwards.
A few minutes later.
Gu Qing Shan suddenly stopped.
“What’s the matter?” Laura asked, a bit confused.
Gu Qing Shan kept silent and pointed at the wall.
As Laura looked up the wall, she felt all the hair on her body standing on their ends.
A large bloody gash could be seen above them on the wall, the crimson blood was slowly flowing down the wall, which formed into a ferocious face.
The face appeared considerably confused as it manifested on top of the wall:
「 What a despicable holy aura, how did the patrol allow such people to appear in this place? 」
The face turned back into a mass of blood, detached itself from the wall, then began to fly towards the faraway darkness.
Gu Qing Shan and Laura silently observed the entire process.
“Then, have we been flying in circles this entire time?” Laura couldn’t help but ask.
“We’re still under the effects of [Infinite Worlds Shelter]—— I think it isn’t our issue, but rather that this was a rule that originally existed here” Gu Qing Shan analyzed.
The voice of an angel was suddenly heard behind him:
『 Our Saint, this is a world system of extreme evil, but you are wearing a legendary holy armor as well as the status of the ‘Pure’, so you are not accepted by evil 』
The other angel continued: 『 Even we cannot completely manifest in this world, otherwise, it would draw the hostility of the entire world system and bring you a great deal of issues, our Saint 』
Gu Qing Shan felt interested and asked them: “Can you explain to me in more detail?”
The two angels didn’t manifest themselves and simply replied: 『 To do anything in this world at all, you must first be a wicked individual in order to be accepted. Otherwise, you would not be able to do anything but wander around its vicinity like you have been doing, and even risk running into a patrolman like that blood moon 』
So such a world was possible as well!
Gu Qing Shan and Laura exchanged glances.
“Gu Qing Shan, it’s hopeless. You’re not evil at all” Laura dejectedly said.
One of the angel also said: 『 Indeed, our Saint has the [Pure Man] Title, so he could not possibly be accepted by this world 』
“So it must be an evil person, huh?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
『 That’s right, only evil people would be able to locate the entrance to this world, otherwise, they would be eventually banished or killed, their souls and bodies becoming nutrients for the world system 』the angel replied.
Gu Qing Shan fell into thought.
According to the angels’ words, first of all, I wouldn’t be able to wear [Embrace of the Saint] as well.
The [Pure Man] Title had instead become a hindrance for me in this place.
Should I give it up?
No, if I want to cast a complete Traveler’s Key, this is my last chance.
Once I return to the Space Vortex, there wouldn’t be anything there except broken and collapsed worlds, how could I find the manifestation of any jurisdiction world’s essence there?
That way, everyone would be helpless to do anything but wait until the Apocalypse harvests them.
Gu Qing Shan clenched his fist tightly.
I need to think of a way to become an evil person!
——but how would one be considered evil?
Thinking of this, he asked one of the angels behind him.
『 A Title—– Titles represent one’s position, our Saint 』the angel answered.
“So that’s what it was, then I only have one last question, is everyone in this world nothing but evil?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
『 They can’t enter if they are not evil 』the angel replied.
“——Then I can feel assured”
Gu Qing Shan shook his body a bit to shake off the armor pieces around his body, which automatically doffed itself from his body and reassembled into a complete set of armor in front of him.
Lines of glowing text instantly appeared on the War God UI:
[Attention, your Title ‘Saint’ has disappeared]
Gu Qing Shan put the armor away before turning his gaze to the War God UI to look over the Titles he had collected so far in [War God Titles].
——-since [Pure Man] is not suitable for the current world, I’ll change it to another one.
But which one?
Gu Qing Shan parroted these words as his gaze slowly lowered.
[Star Flame War God] wasn’t necessarily evil.
[Dragon King of Atrocity Jail] can summon virtuous beings, so it’s definitely not evil.
[Shen Wei General] and [Talented General] also didn’t count.
[Reality’s Amorous Man]…
It’s only amorous.
Can amorous be considered evil?
Gu Qing Shan paused——
Being amorous is part of a man’s charms, how could that be considered evil?
Finally, Gu Qing Shan’s gaze turned to a Title that he hasn’t used for a very long time.
Assassination is a profession filled with murder, schemes, and bloodthirst, perhaps a Title obtained in this domain would be considered evil?
With that in mind, Gu Qing Shan equipped the [Ace Assassin] Title.
Lines of glowing text swiftly appeared on the War God UI:
[Title: Ace Assassin]
[Description: You killed an enemy stronger than yourself in one swift attack]
[Equipping this Title has granted you the unique skill: Harvest (advanced)]
[Harvest (advanced): Whenever you kill an enemy in one strike, the spirit energy expenditures of this strike would be fully replenished]
Gu Qing Shan took a deep breath and said: “Laura, stop shielding me with [Infinite Worlds Shelter] for a moment, I want to test something”
“Got it” Laura slightly tilted her flower umbrella backwards.
Gu Qing Shan’s figure was instantly revealed in the void.
He was facing the grey wall.
The wall remained silent for a few moments before it started to give off a ‘clack clack clack’ noise, apparently activating some sort of mechanism.
The wall began to sink in on itself to reveal a path filled with corpses and blood.
“Huh? Why did a path suddenly appear on the wall?” Laura asked in surprise.
“I’ve just thought of a certain solution, shh——”
Gu Qing Shan signaled for her to remain silent for now.
As the two of them looked inside, they noticed a gloomy shadow appearing inside the path.
「 An assassin… this identity barely qualifies, but it still isn’t considered a proper noble identity 」the gloomy shadow said.
“I just hope that I’ll be able to enter this world” Gu Qing Shan said.
「 Then you shall, but people like you are a dime a dozen in our world, so you can only begin as a gladiator. If you agree, then step forward, otherwise, scram 」the gloomy shadow said.
“No problem” Gu Qing Shan replied.
「 If you can survive three gladiator battles, you’ll be able to choose another identity, but if you die—— 」
「 Then your soul would become nutrient for the world! 」
The gloomy shadow swiftly vanished after it said this.
Gu Qing Shan entered the path.
He walked straight into the depths of the path while walking over the corpses.
As time went by, he gradually heard a bit of loud noises.
Some light could be seen in the distance.
He walked straight through the exit.
Only to see that there was a huge colosseum on the outside with quite a few people already standing on top of the ring.
The noises he heard from earlier had actually originated from the audience.
The audience seats had been completely filled, and everyone was in a state of excited bloodthirst.
“Go to hell, newcomers! You’re all going to die here!”
“Hurry up! I want to see you bleed!”
“Scream and moan, your souls will be taken to feed the world”
“Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill!”
The audience was loudly cheering.
Gu Qing Shan glanced through everyone before lightly leaping onto the gladiator ring.
“Are you sure about this?” Laura nervously asked.
Gu Qing Shan replied: “These are all small fries without a bit of Realm Force to them, furthermore——”
He raised his hand and clenched.
Instantly, dozens of skeletons appeared from the void of space and lined up behind him.
This caused the other gladiators to be shocked and started retreating one by one.
Gu Qing Shan explained to Laura in a low voice: “If they’re ‘evil individuals’, then these fellows are definitely the kind to fear the strong and bully the weak, I bet that they won’t have the courage to approach me”
Laura nodded, feeling convinced.
Suddenly, a loud voice announced across the entire colosseum:
[The final gladiator has arrived]
[This is your banquet of death, newcomers!]
[And now, the match will begin!]
All the gladiators on the ring swiftly charged towards Gu Qing Shan.
They surrounded Gu Qing Shan until he didn’t have anywhere left to back down, then drew their weapons and shouted:
“This guy is the most eye-catching, let’s cooperate to kill him first!”
「 That’s right, kill him first! 」