Heavenly Demon Cultivation Simulation - Chapter 344
344: Longing (1)
The man was running away quickly.
The chase and fight had already been going for half a day. It was unexpected that he did not realize that the anxiety he felt for the past few days would threaten him this directly.
“Damn it, maybe I shouldn’t have taken the item…”
The name of the man was Yu Okha.
His position was the Lower District Sect Leader.
Until recently, he was in charge of the Chengdu regional branch, but the problem started when it was elevated to the status and integrated as one of the 12 branches.
The first year passed by without any problems. However, one of the branch leaders was jealous of the sudden promotion in rank and threatened him. The person personally hired an assassin and instigated this assassination.
Actually, Yu Okha was also feeling the same thing. Having grown up from the bottom of the sect, he was well aware of the personalities of the other disciples, so he always stopped the complaints by throwing money at them.
But maybe he did not like the amount? It was quiet for a while and then suddenly this happened.
The assassins hired by the opposing side killed three of his own guards.
“Well, they are from the Heavenly Killing Clan…”
The worst of the Forces of Evil.
Although they were not great in number, they went after rich people and high-ranking officials due to their amazing skills and carried out those kinds of missions. In particular, they had to dispose of the body after the killings, so it was not easy to get them to act even with large amounts of money.
He never thought they would hide like that. Even though he sensed it in advance and ran, he could not easily escape from it. It was because of their tracking skills.
Came the harsh voice from behind from the person who was running in the forest. After hiding for a while, he had no choice but to get up again, thinking that things would get difficult.
As he continued deeper into the mountain, he had this vague premonition. It was not long before he ended up in a dead end.
As far as he knew, there was nowhere left to go, this steep cliff was the end of the road.
“Should I just kill myself…?”
Getting caught was probably the worst possible outcome. It might be true, but no matter how strong his spirit was, he did not want to be tortured by the assassins.
No matter how much he did not want to, his body would feel overwhelmed with the pain and speak of some untouchable secrets. That was what he had to stop.
Should I throw myself off the cliff? No, there is water below, so it would be rather odd if I came back to life.
Conflicted for a moment, he leaned back against a rock and took out a small poisoned blade from his chest.
He had to end it in one go. Because he cannot have a shallow cut and end up living.
Yu Okha took a deep breath. This was his fateful time. He had been through numerous near-death experiences, but today would be the end. It was the time to end his life.
There was no turning back anymore.
The moment he lifted the blade to stab himself.
“Um, let me ask you something.”
He was so surprised that he fell forward.
There was no one around him, nor did he feel the energy of anyone, but this man suddenly appeared like a ghost.
Thinking that the middle-aged man was the assassin, he grabbed the blade. However—
Something odd happened. The man took out a sheet from his pocket and carefully held it up to him.
“Have you ever seen a woman who looked like this?”
It made him stop.
The painting of the woman as fair as the sky, and the eyes of the man holding it… had no other opinion.
What was happening? Yu Okha paused for a moment, thinking how to process this.
But as soon as he opened his eyes, he asked.
“You… aren’t from the Heavenly Killing clan?”
“What, what are you even saying? Ah…”
The man immediately nodded.
“Are you speaking of the men who were camped there?”
“Camp? Were camped?”
“Yes. I ended up killing them because they blocked my path.”
He could not help but be shocked again.
Every single person in that assassination clan was a first-rate warrior, and how many of them were master-level warriors?
But he killed them all? But… if he did not, then there is no way that this man could suddenly appear here without letting his presence be known. So the chance of it happening was low.
“Anyway, please look at this again. I came here specifically because I heard that there was no one in Sichuan who knows people around here better than you. Now, this woman. Have you ever seen her?”
The man asked again.
…A skilled man.
Thinking so, he naturally turned his gaze down to the paper, and looking at it, he shook his head.
“I apologize but I don’t remember seeing such a face.”
“…Is that so?”
“It might be hard to believe, but once I see a face I never forget it. And if she was just like the painting, this beautiful, then she would stay etched into my mind for the rest of my life. So I am sure this is my first time seeing her.”
“Hmm… I see.”
There was this disappointment on the face of the man. Not just their face but even his shoulders dropped down, like he was losing hope.
If there were a way for the person to slowly lose life, then would not the person in front of him be the best example?
“Sigh… was this life wrong too? Do I have to die again?”
The man mumbled to himself. Die? What…
“Ah, don’t care. It is a personal matter of mine.”
And then raising his hand lightly along with the words—
The middle-aged man hit his head.
After seeing the man falling down, Yu Okha felt like he had lost it.
“Uh… ackkk! ACKKKKK!”
This man who unexpectedly helped him had just committed suicide by smashing his head with his own hands.
Yu Okha forgot about the situation he was in and ran out screaming.
But he felt scared when he saw the men in black clothes lying on the tree stumps.
When he looked closely, one was leaning and the other had fallen from a tree.
Both were dead.
Yu Okha, who was frozen and unable to move, carefully examined the corpses, confirmed that they were completely dead, and removed their masks.
And the face—
“Thousand Face Killing hand? Huh, what…”
He felt so lost. He was the highest level assassin representing the clan. The title was given because he changed his face after each kill.
The man was known in some places as the one who went beyond the peak, dead. The scar was clean between the face. There it was.
“What is this… what is…”
His legs felt so weak and he wanted to piss. He did not have to die anymore. But he had no time to think.
Yu Okha lost his mind. It took him a long time to realize that all of this was the work of a stranger, a man who is now dead
<Seol-Hwi has 815 lives remaining.>
“Hmm. Another dead end?”
Meanwhile, no matter how Yu Okha felt, Seol-Hwi, who lost interest, drank. And after the encounter with the saint, Seol-Hwi was traveling around the world.
In order to find Cheon Miryo’s presence, he went wherever his hands could reach. After looking around the world, when no one knew about her, he would die.
Life was not that important for him.
He thought if he could see her, it would not be a waste to let go of a life. Of course, the gift the saint gave in the process was truly special.
<Your presence is not recognized by the system.>
Originally, no matter where he went in the central plains, the Absolute being or his men would discover Seol-Hwi within three years. And it was his fate to die.
But, the old man, the saint who was probably the master of Cheon Miryo, gave Seol-Hwi the Eye of God, which allowed him to see outside the world.
Thanks to this, he had the ability to evade the system until he wanted.
Of course, it all started within the system after death.
Which save would you like to load?
■97th Heavenly Year. The pendulum of fate.
□98th Heavenly Year. Last day of 7th month.
□98th Heavenly Year. Self Story_Fateful day.
<Do you want to load to the save for the “98th Heavenly Year. Last day of 7th month”?>
The reason for choosing the second option was usually simple.
When the monthly schedule was done with one month left. The situation at that time was where they would lose contact with Ma Taryong. And after getting that report, the Earth Demon would ask him and his team to find him.
Given the situation, this was the most appropriate time to leave for the Central Plains. Of course, the Earth Demon could not give missions to find him like the past.
Please set the schedule for the 8th month, according to he 98th Heavenly Year (36/36)
▷ Perform missions with subordinates [Receive the Earth Demon’s mission]
▷Schedule for subordinates
Here, Seol-Hwi chose to train.
Where will you decide to train?
He left his men to move and turned for Sichuan, where he used the Eye of God.
<Your presence is not recognized by the system.>
This was how he got out of the system.
Well, then this time…
Seol-Hwi, who had been through hundreds of deaths, decided on three ways to find Cheon Miryo.
The first was to look within the system. The second was to look outside the system.
The third and final was to search for areas outside the world which were not on map.
But either way, no trace of her has been found so far. He did not know just how many times he had gone to the ice mountains. Neither she nor anyone who knew her was there. But he felt happy because he met Cho Ah-ran and Ack Bi who once taught him.
However, he did not pretend to know them. Because it was clear that getting them involved would make them unhappy in life.
He just stayed polite to them and walked away.
If we improve the Simulation’s strength, wouldn’t it be easier to find traces of her presence?
There were times when he tried in different ways to find her, but nothing worked.
But as he tested the Simulation, it was also running within the system alone. No one knew where she was after she died.
If he thought of it, there was no way for a Simulation to know of her existence, which even God could not know.
So, he had expectations and ran all around, and then died in frustration too.
“Maybe it is impossible.”
At some point, Seol-Hwi turned to living a different life, searching for her. Sometimes he lived as a loan shark, sometimes as a farmer, and sometimes as a son of a noble family.
He thought that if he lived a faithful life, his painful memories would be erased. In some lives, he had killed others, and in some he saved people.
But the more he did, the clearer the memories turned.
Cheon Miryo… he missed her.
<Seol-Hwi has 584 lives remaining.>
Just like that, it was around the time when his remaining lives fell below 600.
Seol-Hwi suddenly thought about making people around him happy.
He wanted to give freedom to his subordinates, who had not been taken care of for hundreds of lives.
Especially to Seo Ryeong, whom he liked in the past.
So he decided to change his life goals, by taking them with him to escape the Demonic Sect.