Chapter 37: A battle against destiny
What happened? Gu Qing Shan’s expression changed, quickly checking his War God UI, only to see a light flashed in the middle of the War God UI, changing into lines of blood-red text:
“To break the shackles of fate, to change a history that was already determined from long ago, user Gu Qing Shan has encountered a Destiny Quest”
“Quest description: Gong Sun Zhi and Ning Yue Xi are characters that died long ago in history, to change their fate is to change the destined direction of history itself”
“Quest objective: Save Gong Sun Zhi and Ning Yue Xi”
“After the Quest is completed, special story quest reward: War God superpower (Unique)”
“If the Quest fails, the user will be terminated”
Gu Qing Shan took a look and stood frozen.
“Me? Save them?” he could only laugh wryly.
“And if the quest fails I’ll be terminated? That’s a good joke, it’s like saying that the demon army will leave me alive from the goodness of their heart after they two of them died”
Gu Qing Shan once again looked at the sky.
The Faceless Giant’s level of battle, with Gu Qing Shan’s strength he basically can’t do anything to interfere.
Even if he wants to run away, being surrounded by demons from all sides like this, it’s impossible for him alone to get away.
Giving him the benefit of the doubt, even if he could run away, now that the System already gave out such a Quest, so he can’t just be the only person alive after this.
If Gong Sun Zhi and Ning Yue Xi were to die, he also will be terminated.
Gu Qing Shan looked again in front.
The demon army are rushing forward, just about to enter his attack range.
The situation is already very dire.
Gong Sun Zhi hands quickly moved like a butterfly flapping its wings as he operated his formation plate, then suddenly shouted: “Earth Burial Formation!”
The earth rumbled and started to move as 5 mountains suddenly grew from the ground, trapping dozens of Bloodthirsters and Grey Flame Serpents inside and starts to grind and crush them like a blender.
As the mountains became taller, the force between the mountains also quickly increased, many Grey Flame Serpents got crushed into a mass of blood and flesh.
Suddenly a single Grey Flame Serpent fell out from the crushing mountains, landed flat on the ground halfway to death.
Gu Qing Shan’s eyes flickered.
He immediately drew an arrow, set it on the Night Rain and fired.
This isn’t a normal arrow, made by Gu Qing Shan himself from a poison fang of the snake demon he killed, its power is unlike that of a regular arrow.
A sound of arrow hitting flesh.
The arrow dug deep into the Grey Flame Serpent’s body, straight into its organs.
The demon snake poison spread around in the blink of an eye, finishing the Grey Flame Serpent off.
Grey Flame Serpents originally were high-tiered demon beasts, so its ability to sense danger are very highly developed, yet in front of the Night Rain, it couldn’t even feel death approached before it died.
Gu Qing Shan gripped the bow tight, silently increased his impression of Ning Yue Xi by 1 point.
Gong Sun Zhi turned around and nodded in satisfaction: “Very good, focus on finishing them off, make sure they don’t get a chance to get closer”
Gu Qing Shan drew another arrow, but his thoughts were elsewhere.
Inside his Thought Sea there was a notification
“Defeated high-tiered monster: Grey Flame Serpent, gained 20 Soul Points, Current Soul Points: 21/7”
This is possible?
Gu Qing Shan didn’t expect this at all.
His total Soul Points was much higher than his maximum Soul Points.
When he was hunting the demon beasts, once his Soul Points reached its limit, he couldn’t gain anymore.
This is making Gu Qing Shan’s head hurt a bit.
Grey Flame Serpents are high-tier demon beasts, about the same rank as humanity’s Foundation Establishment cultivators, meaning they’re much higher than Gu Qing Shan’s current cultivation.
He gained 21 Soul Points all at once from killing the Grey Flame Serpent, meaning he could comprehend quite a few more Skills at the same time.
Since that’s the case, that means War God UI highly encourages its user to challenge and defeat enemies that are stronger than themselves.
If he defeats an enemy stronger than himself, he can ignore the Soul Points limit and stock up even more Soul Points.
Gu Qing Shan quickly thought things through and put away the Night Rain, taking out his military bow again to learn the “Precision” skill on it.
“I choose to comprehend Precision”
“Precision comprehended, used up 4 Soul Points, Current Soul Points: 17//7”
A warmth flowed from the bow into Gu Qing Shan’s mind, a few seconds later, Gu Qing Shan already understood how to use Precision.
Picking up a normal arrow, he aimed at another Grey Flame Serpent that fell from the crushing mountains, also on the verge of death.
This Grey Flame Serpent was able to feel the danger, instinctively wanted to dodge, but because its injury was too great it couldn’t move at all.
The arrow shot through the Grey Flame Serpent’s eyes, straight into its skull and took its life.
Like I thought, Precision increases the chance to hit a target more accurately, Gu Qing Shan thought to himself.
“Defeated high-tiered monster: Grey Flame Serpent, gained 20 Soul Points, Current Soul Points: 37/7”
Gu Qing Shan put down the military bow and once again took out the “Night Rain”.
Opening the War God UI, he quickly glanced over the Skills that “Night Rain” have
“Longbow, named: Night Rain, used skills include:”
“No.1: Bombardment, User: Ning An Nan, Soul Points cost: 10”
“No.2: Accuracy, User: Ning Yue Xi, Soul Points cost: 6”
“No.3: Sharpshooter, User: Ning An Nan, Soul Points cost: 15”
“No.4: Riding Wind (Passive), User: Ning An Nan, Soul Points cost: 5”
Ning An Nan, this would be Ning Yue Xi’s father’s name, this bow really is as Ning Yue Xi said, a family heirloom.
Gu Qing Shan only took notice for a second, before silently taking a look at the Skills in more details.
“Accuracy” is built on the basis of “Precision”, once again increasing the accuracy of arrows, “Sharpshooter” is a level higher than “Accuracy”.
“Riding Wind” is a passive Skill, which will always increase the flying speed of arrows shot without needing to actively use it.
“Bombardment” is a powerful Attack Skill, capable of highly increasing an arrow’s destructive power.
This is Ning Yue Xi’s gift to him, to thank him for saving her life.
In the current battle against the demons, originally in history, Saintess Ning Yue Xi will soon face a hard fight that continues for a whole day and night that results in her death.
But this time, history was changed thanks to Gu Qing Shan’s help, she was able to expel the poison in her body, as well as healing the wounds on herself.
In this life, Ning Yue Xi’s destiny had changed from will surely die to have a chance of survival.
To repay that karma, Ning Yue Xi had gifted Gu Qing Shan with her powerful family heirloom bow.
With this bow, with the powerful Skills on it, Gu Qing Shan will also become stronger!
Looking at the Night Rain, Gu Qing Shan’s emotions fluctuates.
Such powerful Archery Skills, normally no cultivators would easily teach them to others.
But now, he has the chance to immediately learn them all.
Gu Qing Shan didn’t think about it too much anymore, since he already made his decision
“They require 36 Soul Points in total, then I choose to comprehend them all!”
As he made his decision, the mechanical System voice was heard:
“Comprehension complete, 36 Soul Points consumed, Current Soul Points: 1/7”
“Precision has evolved to Accuracy; Accuracy has evolved to Sharpshooter”
“User has learned Riding Wind”
“User has learned Bombardment”
An incredible flow of heat rushed from the Night Rain into Gu Qing Shan’s mind.
One breath, two breaths, three breaths, as he suddenly opened his eyes, a razor-sharp killing intent surrounded his whole body.