Spoof of Tales of Demons and Gods
Tales of Demons and Gods Spoof
BLURB: A xianxia addict got reincarnated in TDG world as Chen Yue (the evil finance of the heroine, Zi Yun). He tried to think of ways to survive in this world as he nears his future death.
Chapter 1 Rebirth as a villain
Chen Yue is a college student studying engineering. He loves reading xianxia novels in his free time. He has read most of the top novels in novel updates. Even if he found the protagonists annoying due to their arrogance and extreme cruelty, they were better than beta Japanese mcs who were pathetic to him. Whenever he was bored in class or at home, he would daydream about being reincarnated as a mc in a xianxia world and gathering a harem and becoming op. One day, as he was crossing the street while daydreaming, he got hit by a car and blacked out.
When he became conscious again, he found himself in some sort of a classroom. A red-haired woman in a blue dress seemed to be talking about something. Some words like “glory city”…. “fighter, demon spiritist”….. caught his mind.
@##!##! Doesn’t this mean I am her disgusting fiancé Chen Yue who is supposed to die later in the story. Why the hell am I dreaming like this. Is it because I have the same name as him? At least let me be a mc in my own dream. Not good, I must wake up so I can have another dream’.
Chen Yue tried to pinch his thigh and arm to wake himself up but the pain felt too real. The girl beside him was looking at him with a weird look. ‘Wait, this dream is too real. Let me try to enjoy even if I am a villain of the story’. When the woman(supposedly his aunt) started talking about how nobles are different from commoners and the commoners should accept their miserable fate, Nie Li spoke up. ‘This is following the script quite well. For now, let’s just wait and see’.
As Chen Yue expected, Nie Li went on to make a bet with ‘his’ aunt to reach Bronze Rank in the test in two months and was asked to stand behind the class with a group of his friends. When the class was over, Chen Yue went on to his home. Unsurprisingly, he gained some of the memories from previous Chen Yue, so he was able to find his way back. As he started to assimilated his host’s memories, he remembered that he has an older brother who is engaged to Xiao Ninger and a father who is in charge of finances for the Sacred family. His father is favored to inherit the position of patriarch.
‘Wait, if the story follows the script, my father would lose his position because of Nie Li’s schemes, and my whole family would be annihilated because of betraying Glory City. If that happens, doesn’t that mean I will die as well? Wait, I just reincarnated, why should I die and become a stepping stone for the mc? I must think of a way to survive. Right, but where is my cheat item? Every reincarnator is supposed to come with an op chat item that can help him become strong. I hope I am not the only one without one. Let’s wait and see for now.’
Chapter 2 Finding Cheat Item
After a few days, Chen Yue got adjusted to his life at the house of Sacred Family. His father would be usually busy and his brother was never at home so he had time by himself. During this time, he has acquired all of his host’s memories. In the afternoon, while he was looking at a cultivation book from his family’s library, he found a weird sensation in his head. A book appeared, “Cultivation: Bronze level”, 120 faults. Just as he was confused as to what was happening, he finally realized.
‘Haha this must be my cheat item. This look like the cheat item of mc from the most recent xianxia I read ‘Library of Heaven’s Path’. Wait, how can a cheat item from a different xianxia world be here? From what I remember, this system works by collecting many different books on a technique or knowledge and then compiling the most correct version of the technique. Let me try finding all the different books on cultivation books relating to bronze level’.
Chen Yue found about 20 books and they were all recorded in my library. He merely had to turn the pages and they were all recorded in the Library of Heaven’s Path. But turning the pages of 20 books took an hour. He then went to the academy’s library to find more books that had to do with Bronze level. He found Nie Li and his group in the library. When they saw him come in, they quieted down and went upstairs.
‘Right this is the time when Nie Li gathered his friends and gave advice on their cultivations. Later, he will be hunting some horned sheep using poison arrows with his friends to earn money. Wait, that’s where he meets Xiao Ninger, the second heroine. Though Nie Li pretty much denied her feelings even though the girl practically gave out her heart for him. I always felt that if I were the mc, I would definitely have chosen Xiao Ninger instead of Yi Zi Yun. Who cares about past life, this girl had such deep feelings for him. Wait, I have a chance to prevent their meeting from happening. According to the story, this should be where Ninger starts to develop feelings for MC when he treated her illness. I will go the forest before the Nie Li to meet her. First, let me get all those books on cultivation to bronze level’
As soon as Chen Yue finished collecting all the bronze level books in the library, he went back home to cultivate. As expected, the Library compiled all the books into a complete book with no errors. This must be the perfect way to cultivate. As he looked into this book, it looked very clear and succinct, He started cultivating forgetting about lunch until the evening. Around the evening, he felt his soul force has risen up tremendously. He used a soul stone to test and indeed he was now at bronze rank. He felt very happy as this confirmed that his cheat item is very powerful. He then remembered about the forest and set out to find Xiao Ninger.
When Chen Yue reached the forest, he went around randomly to see if he could find the girl. After about an hour, he found a beautiful girl with orange hair emitting a bright light as she is cultivating. When he saw her cultivating, the Library had a reaction in my head, “Female, Below Bronze level. Arctic Disease. Symptons: Pain under feet while training soul force….”.
Chapter 3 Curing Ninger
When she heard me approach she became alert and took out her dagger.
“Who is it?”
“Hi, Xiao Ninger.”
“It’s you, Chen Yue. What are you doing here?” Xiao Ninger felt confused, what would a young master from Sacred Family be doing here?
“I was just trying to practice my skills using the Horned sheep and found you so I thought I would say hello.” ‘I can’t tell her I came here to find her now, can I? With my reputation, I might sound like a rapist .’
“Oh, ok.” Though she still held some doubts. Why would a young master from Sacred Family need to come this forest to train. He would have many trainers and resources at home.
“By the way, you seem to be in pain. Are you okay?”
“What, what do you mean? I am just fine.” She started to panic, nobody knew about her condition.
“Don’t worry. I just felt that you are feeling pain on your feet. You feel it more when you try to train your soul force right?”
“What…what did you say? How…how did you know?”
“ I think you have an illness called Arctic disease. You also should have bruises on your body. Your body leans toward yin and training under the moon with this disease worsens your condition.”
“Can it be treated? Please help me!!!”. The cold and beautiful girl who seems to intimidate the boys around her now looked pitiful.
“Yes, the symptons will become worse as you train soul force. You can use Daoyin technique to massage affected areas. You should stop training, ask someone in your home to do the massage. You should be completely cured in about ten days.”
“Oh, thank you so much, Chen Yue. I… can… can you keep it a secret?”
“No problem, I will not tell anyone”, ‘I feel a little disappointed, isn’t she gonna ask me to treat her. I guess I don’t look as reliable like the mc.’
As I turned around and about to leave, I heard a small voice, “Wait!”
I turned around trying to suppress my glee.
“Can you help with the massage?”,’Yes, I have hit the jackpot!’
“Are you sure? I will have to touch the affected areas to do the massage? I think there must be bruises in other areas in as well” ‘I am trying so hard to keep a straight face’.
“Oh…no…no problem. It’s just… nobody will know right? I don’t mind if you don’t.” She was seriously blushing now. Chen Yue’s heart skipped a beat. ‘How cute and beautiful! How retarded can MC be to throw this girl away. If he doesn’t want it, I will take her. Haha’
“Yes, of course, nobody is supposed to know. I can help you if you are fine with it.”, ‘Again, I am trying to stay calm. My heart is beating hard with anticipation.’
“Thank you…I will repay this favor someday.”, She seemed so different from her cold and unapproachable personality.
Chen Yue started to massage her feet using the technique as shown by the Library. It only took a few minutes to finish the technique but he still lingered about a minute more to just enjoy this intimacy. When he started to massage a bruise on her upper chest, her face, her ears and her neck were all red. He didn’t linger too long as he himself was nervous. She was wearing a pink bra. He could see her cleavage and he couldn’t turn his eyes away it as he massaged. When Xiao Ninger saw that gaze, she blushed even redder which made her look very cute.
“Are…are… you done?”
“Oh... Yes…yes, I am done”, ‘I felt flustered. I tried to keep my cool. I am already feeling something hard down there. I quickly put my gaze away and stood up’
“Remember, to not practice your soul force for now. You should feel better after a few days of massage. Let us meet again at western part of the forest. There shouldn’t be anyone going there since there are no herbs or monster beasts to hunt.” ‘I needed to change the location so we don’t run into Nie Li later.’
“Yes, thank you very much. I will not forget this favor.”, She was not looking him in the eye. A faint blush could still be seen. After about ten breaths, she turned back into a cold face with no emotions.
Chen Yue then bid goodbye and walked back home. ‘I feel a bit disappointed. In the story, she made small talk with Nie Li and asked him who she liked and so forth. I guess she didn’t fall for me after all. Whatever, I get to touch her for a few days. That ‘s more than what the mc could say. Haha’
Chapter 4 Breaking Through to Silver
When Chen Yue got back home, he started to think of what he should do next. ‘According to the story, Nie Li will start getting close to Yi Zi Yun by giving her advice on cultivations in the library. I shouldn’t worry about Yi Zi Yun for now. I also can’t antagonize Nie Li like in the story. I must first think of surviving the coming disaster to my family. Wait, on next week’s class, Nie Li will accuse one of the my family’s clan fire inscriptions as plagiarized and that will cause some trouble to my family. That should also be the reason why my engagement with Zi Yun got cancelled. I must prevent this.’
Next day, Chen Yue decided to go find his aunt and explained to her about the inscription and its origins and how he eavesdropped Nie Li’s conversations with his friends. He lied to her saying Nie Li was trying to attack the reputation of our family so she shouldn’t mention that inscription in class. She was stunned at first then furious at Nie Li but agreed to not talk about it in class. ‘Well, that’s one crisis avoided’.
Chen Yue has just achieved Bronze rank and is now capable to choosing a demon spirit. But he decided to increase his soul force as high as possible before choosing a demon spirit. His family library has many books on Silver, and Gold levels. Some books on black gold and very few on legend rank.
Chen Yue collected all the books on silver rank levels from his family library and recorded them in his Heaven’s Library. He then went on to the academy’s library to record the books on Silver rank novels. The library was quiet since there was no one around. After he recorded all the books enough for the library to compile a perfect Heaven technique for Silver rank, he went back home and cultivated. He cultivated through the whole day and night before he felt an enormous increase in his soul force. He quickly grabbed a soul stone and tested his soul force. As expected he has broken through to silver rank. Normally, it would take months or even years for a normal person to cultivate through bronze and silver ranks depending on their aptitudes. But with the help of Heaven’s Library, he raised his soul force to two levels in about two days. That was the power of the Heaven’s Library since as long as there was enough books and information on the cultivation method, the Library would compile the perfect way to cultivate with no detours. Moreover, Chen Yue could feel that his soul force was much more pure than before.
‘I must be the only one of my age with soul force of Silver rank in entire Glory City. I should now get a demon spirit and that would raise my fighting strength multiple times. But what spirit would be fitting for me? Right, according to the story there will be an excursion to some ruins with young master from Divine family. This is where Nie Li got something precious. I must think of a way to join that expedition and maybe try to get something. First, let me get the most precious demon spirit my family can get. I can’t let them know I have already broken through to Silver rank. I will just replace or even add the demon spirits I find in the future. Alright, I must go meet my sweetheart, Ninger, in the forest for some love treatment. Hehe’
Chapter 5 Breakthrough Again
During the following days, Chen Yue treated Xiao Ninger in the forest as agreed. During each meeting, they hardly spoke and she seemed quite embarrassed. But after third day, she started to respond to his attempts to make small talk. Mostly about cultivation and school. ‘Right, in the story mc gave her cultivation technique of wind and lightning origin which helped her breakthrough very quick. But I can’t give her one since I need many techniques before my Library can form a better or perfect technique. Maybe I should ask her.’
“Ninger, can I ask you something?”
“Yes, of course. You have helped me greatly. I feel a lot better now. What do you need?”, Ninger felt glad at the opportunity to repay his favor. In her mind, Chen Yue is an arrogant young master from a major family while she is from an insignificant noble family. But after meeting for a few times, he does not display any sort of arrogance and seemed almost like an ordinary person. She was even able to make small talk with him. But she doesn’t want to owe him much. Also, she isn’t going to marry his brother Chen Fei even if she has to break ties with her family.
“Well, that is… I was wondering if you can bring me some of your family wind lightning techniques. Don’t worry, I know it’s a secret for your family. I don’t need high level techniques just as many as you can get for low level ones. I only want to take a look at them, I don’t even need to take them with me. I am interested in studying different techniques.” ‘I hope she doesn’t misunderstand me’.
“Oh, …sure. If it’s just low level techniques we have a lot at my family. I can bring them to you next time we meet.”
Chen Yue went home after that. He tried to remember from his memory what Nie Li is going to do in the story. ‘First, he should be buying purple mist grass to take advantage of the rise in price after he sent to the alchemists a formula for spirit recovery pill. But since he has no connection with Xiao Ninger, I wonder how he will get money. I am sure he has his ways. I don’t need money so I shouldn’t interfere with this. I must prepare for the trip to the ruins. First I will select the demon spirit for myself.’
After talking with his father, Chen Yue got a demon spirit from family’s treasury. By identifying different spirits inside the treasury with his Library, he was most satisfied with the Black Tiger demon spirit. He practiced his spirit to be able to control it and to increase his fighting strength. Right now, he is at the top of silver rank. There are different levels for each rank distinguished by 1star 2star, etc, after 10 stars is another rank. But with his Library of Heaven, he was able to rise to the top of Silver rank without much difficulty. He is only a step away from Gold rank. But he doesn’t have enough books in his family’s library for gold rank. There are about 20 or so books but he will need about 50 books to get a perfect Heaven technique to cultivate Gold rank. He decided to use his family to look for different books on Gold rank. Since the quality is not necessary, his family was able to gather about 30 more books necessary from other noble families in just about three days.
Chen Yue used all the books for Gold rank to form a perfect cultivation path using his Library. He then decided to skip school and cultivate the whole day in his room. Just like last time, after about a day and a half he felt his soul force rise suddenly and made another breakthrough. He used a soul stone to test and indeed he was now at pinnacle of Gold rank. His demon spirit also became much stronger. Gold rank fighters are not common in Glory city. Only noble families are able to hire them as high level guards. But gold rank fighter at his age was not something imaginable at all. But to breakthrough to Black Gold rank, his family only have about 15 books or so on it. The other noble families or the academy’s library are not likely to have them. Only major families like City Lord and Divine family are likely to have those. But to assess those books would not be easy.
Chen Yue decided to increase his knowledge in the meantime by flipping through all the books in the library in different fields apart from cultivation such as inscription, alchemy, arrays, etc. There were about a thousand books in his family library so it will probably take days to flip through all of them. After that, he would be able to access those books whenever necessary. He then decided to go to the library to look through some books.
Chen Yue found Nie Li and Zi Yun sitting on a table in the library. He remembered that it was then that Nie Li advised Zi Yun on her cultivation which would be extremely helpful to her. He decided to not interfere with them and turned out to leave. He caught the gazes of both Nie Li and Zi Yun. Nie Li had a challenging gaze but Zi Yun gave him a confused look. He didn’t think much of it and returned home to keep flipping through books. In the original story, Chen Yue would find trouble with Nie Li for talking to Zi Yun and become his enemy. Right now, Chen Yue is trying to keep a distance from Nie Li and keep getting stronger.
Chapter 6 Expedition
The next day when he went out for his last treatment with Ninger, she brought many cultivation techniques from her family . Chen Yue looked at them and his Library form a semi-perfect cultivation technique with only a few faults and he wrote it down while Ninger was watching him in puzzlement.
“Ninger, I got this cultivation technique that might be suitable for you. Since I don’t need it, I will give it to you”.
NInger took a look at what Chen Yue gave to her and found that the technique was better than most high-level techniques from her family. She was surprised how Chen Yue could get this type technique which is her family specialty and also why needed to look at those low level techniques. But she decided to not ask and accept it since it could really help speed up her cultivation.
“Thank you, Chen Yue. My illness is completely cured because of you. I can now cultivate freely. You have given me a lot of help during these few days. If there is something you need, please let me know. I will do my best to repay you the favor.” She seemed very serious while she said her thanks.
Chen Yue accepted her thanks and went back home. The expedition is expected to set out tomorrow. He needed to prepare by bringing necessary items. He decided to bring some gold rank guards as in the story. In the story, he brought them to deal with Nie Li but now he still decided to bring them because they could help with those crazy apes and black guild members that will attack the group.
During the trip, Nie Li stayed beside Zi Yun and kept trying to talk to her. Chen Yue decided to follow from behind the group and mostly ignored them. Chen Yue’s behavior of staying low in the last few days had surprised a lot of people around him. For them, he had always been arrogant and liked to bully the other small nobles and commoners who seemed to catch his notice. But now he mostly kept to himself without talking to people. His group of guards followed closely behind him.
As in the story, Nie Li fought with an arrogant noble who was jealous of the attention Divine Family young master Chen Lin Jain’s friend Lan Rou was paying to Nie Li. Nie Li as expected destroyed and absorbed his soul system shocking everyone in the group.
When the group reached the ruins, the apes attacked. As I let my guards take care of them, Nie Li didn’t have a chance to show off his shooting skills because of that and even a lot of people thanked me for bringing those Gold rank guards. Even if I didn’t do the fighting myself, I have become the hero in their eyes seeing the danger those apes could have posed to them.
Because the group didn’t get separated due to apes, Nie Li didn’t get to arrive at an underground cave at the north side of the square with Zi Yun and find the treasures there. The group decided to go to different directions in small groups and I managed to convince Chen Lin Jian to let me search the direction the underground cave is with my guards. Nie Li and the others went the other direction.
As expected Chen Yue found the entrance to the underground tomb and went in with his guards. In there, he found a room full of skeleton corpses and a coffin. After enduring the burning light from the coffin, he found a page of temporal demon spirit book and an abstruse gemstone inside the coffin. He went further into the tomb and found the treasure trove as expected. His guards were ecstatic talking about how rich they were gonna be. He let them take as much as they can since he didn’t really have a choice. He found a shining lamp among the treasures and remembered it to be the shadow lamp Nie Li came here for. He quickly grabbed it and put it in his storage ring just as his guards were busy collecting the treasure. The group of Chen Lin Jian dug out the top of cave and came through the stairs as in the story. They were all ecstatic when they found the treasures. Nie Li and the others also came with them. When Chen Lin Jian asked Nie Li to take an item, he looked around but had a disappointed expression. He then looked at Chen Yue with suspicious eyes before just taking a golden sword.
‘Haha, Nie Li. I took that shawdow box you were looking for. You can’t really accuse me because how are you going to explain how you know about the lamp. I was feeling pretty happy about the fact that I was able to get the upper hand over the mc.’