The Villain's Memories Revealed - Chapter 1
“The Heavenly Emperor is filled with extreme malice and murderous intentions. Thus, he is not worthy to rule over the Heavenly Realm!”
“Attack the Holy Land and slay the Heavenly Emperor! Usher an era of peace to this world!”
“Kill! Kill! Kill!”
The sounds of slaughter rang in every inch of Xuancang Holy Land.
Originally, Xuancang Holy land was the most sacred cultivation holy land under heaven. Yet as of this moment, there is only devastation everywhere, cities in ruins, and emotions of desolation permeate the populace.
Cultivators on both sides battled each other to their dying breath. The grounds of Xuancang Holy Land were piling up with an ever-increasing amount of corpses. Blood stained the ground, flowing like rivers.
To the spectators and onlookers outside of the war-ravaged Xuancang Holy Land, various opinions have concluded that one side had seemingly gained an indomitable edge over the other.
Inside the Zhengyang Temple, there lies a young man in black clothes kneeling down on one knee, supporting himself with a blood-stained black halberd still clasped in his hand.
The young man was aloof and handsome, but he exuded a bone-chilling aura, just like a God of Slaughter.
At this moment, his eyes were tightly shut, and countless illusory chains restrained his whole body. As time passed, the aura he exuded became weaker and weaker. It was apparent that he was soon going to die.
Even so, the hundreds of powerful figures who surrounded the halls of Zhenyang Temple did not dare to be careless.
That was because the young man who was restrained by the chains was none other than the Heavenly Emperor Jiang Zhige of Xuancang Holy Land. He was the cultivation powerhouse of the Great Emperor Realm in charge of the Heavenly Realm.
“What’s the current situation?”
Feeling the movement from the outside world, Jiang Zhige was stunned for a while.
At the same time, a flood of memories flooded his mind.
“I transmigrated into this world?!”
After going through his memories, Jiang Zhige quickly understood the current situation, feeling thousands of horses galloping through his heart.
(Editor’s note: butterflies in the stomach, similar, but not quite.)
His soul had somehow transmigrated into a fantasy novel he was reading and had become the most prominent villain under heaven; Demon Emperor Jiang Zhige.
The novel’s plot mainly narrates the story of the protagonist Qu Yun rising from the bottom rung, encountering three heroines along the way, and finally confronting the Demon Emperor Jiang Zhige.
Each of the three female protagonists had their own special merits and strengths, and none of them were ‘trophy beauties’. Every single one of them had played an indispensable role in Qu Yun’s ability to finally confront the Demon Emperor.
Unfortunately, in the story’s plot, all three of the heroines possess very strong demeanours. Coupled with the fact that the author was worried about ruining the harmonious atmosphere, there was no substantial progress (in the story) when it came to killing the Demon Emperor arc.
Many readers criticized this sore point, and Jiang Zhige was among one of them.
But currently that was not the main point, the main point right now was that he, Jiang Zhige, had become the Demon Emperor.
What’s more, it was now his head which would end up on the chopping block.
“F**k! Is this the beginning or the end of my new life?”
Jiang Zhige was about to blow his top. The Demon Emperor would not be spared, wouldn’t that mean that he would die in his place since he had taken over his body?
[Ding~ Life Memory Editing System has been successfully bounded.]
Wait, what was that sound just now?
[Ding. Host’s life is in danger, please act quickly.]
Jiang Zhige’s body trembled with excitement. It really deserved to be the ‘standard blessing’ for transmigrators.
“However, the name of this system is a bit strange…”
The question now was how to use this Life Memory Editing System.
After carefully examining the functions of the system, and quickly recalling the plot of the original novel, Jiang Zhige hastily came up with a plan.
The Life Memory Editing System, as the name implies, could rewrite Jiang Zhige’s past life memories. As long as it was not too outrageous, the edited memories could even overwrite the current reality.
In the novel’s plot, Jiang Zhige was actually involved with all the three female protagonists, but later they turned against him for various reasons and finally stood on the male protagonist’s side.
Originally, the male protagonist Qu Yun’s cultivation was just at early-stage Obscurity Pondering Level, it was all thanks to the three female protagonists that he was able to get to where he was today.
Now, Jiang Zhige could edit past life memories.
If he could somehow whitewash himself, or even turn the three female leads against each other, Qu Yun alone was not his match.
“Yes, just do it!”
Without further ado, Jiang Zhige proceeded with the plan as he had no time to think more about it.
In the hall, seeing that Jiang Zhige’s vitality was getting weaker and weaker, many powerful cultivators gradually started to feel relieved.
With the power that Jiang Zhige was showing now, it was absolutely impossible for him to break free from the shackles.
“Knowing that even the heinous Demon Emperor has such reckoning days is really heartwarming!”
“To be able to successfully corner the Demon Emperor today is all thanks to the merits of Young Master Qu.”
“Young Master Qu’s talent is unmatched, and even his temperament is extraordinary. In the future, he will be able to become the Great Emperor and replace Jiang Zhige to take charge of the Heavenly Realm.”
Many cultivators breathed a sigh of relief and stepped forward to compliment Qu Yun one after another.
They were not saying it for the sake of saying it. Qu Yun was really likely to become the future emperor ruling the Heavenly Realm.
Qu Yun displayed modesty, cupped his hands and smiled: “You’re too kind. Even if I become emperor in the future, I have to trouble the seniors to continue to take care of me.”
Although he said so, a trace of pride and smugness flashed in his eyes.
At this moment, the spiritual chain that shackled Jiang Zhige suddenly shook, releasing dazzling colorful light.
“W-what’s going on here?”
“Could it be that the Demon Emperor still has the power to resist and is ready to counterattack?”
For a moment, everyone was in a panic. The one who was restrained was the Demon Emperor Jiang Zhige. It was not going to be a joke if he broke free.
Qu Yun’s expression changed slightly. If Jiang Zhige escaped, he was afraid that he would be the first one that Jiang Zhige would take his revenge on.
The Demon Emperor had a cultivation base in the Great Emperor Realm. In a head-on confrontation, even if Qu Yun played all his trump cards, he would not be able to survive any longer than three rounds of bouts.
A cold female voice came from the sky, making everyone calm down.
“There is no need to panic. Jiang Zhige already has no power to break free. He will surely die in less than seven days. The current situation was caused by the machinations of the Heaven-Binding Chains, which will display the target’s lifetime memories. I will deploy them all over the Heavenly Realm. All who are on Obscurity Pondering Level or above will have a chance to observe the Emperor’s memories.”
“It turns out that Empress Frostsong’s Heaven-Binding Chains is really extraordinary.”
“Although Jiang Zhige is guilty of monstrous crimes, he is also a cultivation powerhouse of the Great Emperor Realm. If we can comprehend a thing or two from his memory, it will indeed take our understanding of the Dao to a higher level.”
“Speaking of which, this is probably the only thing that the Demon Emperor can do to benefit the Heavenly Realm in this life.”
Everyone showed different emotions and bowed their heads towards the figure in the sky.
The person who spoke was Empress Frostsong, Su Qingqiu, who was in charge of another realm. She was also the one who used the Arts of Origin to deploy the Heaven-Binding Chains to shackle Jiang Zhige.
“Hmph, Jiang Zhige has committed all forms of evil deeds all his life. What about cultivation-related memory? I’m afraid it’s all about setting fire to kill people wantonly.”
Just as people showed their fiery eyes, a cold voice full of disgust suddenly sounded in the hall.
Everyone looked back and found that a beautiful woman beside Qu Yun had said it.
She was dressed in a clean blue dress like a swan with spotless skin. She was one of the female protagonists, Nangong Rou.
“It is rumored that Nangong Rou used to be the younger sister of the Demon Emperor, but she later found out that the Demon Emperor approached her with ill intentions. In the end, not only was she deprived of her family heirloom, and the Demon Emperor also murdered her biological father in cold blood.”
“Murdering someone’s father and robbing them of their family heirloom would easily create bitter hatred. No wonder she hates the Demon Emperor so much.”
Everyone sighed for a while. They would also hate Jiang Zhige to the bone if such a tragedy happened to them.
While they were continuing to converse, a blend of light and shadow slowly gathered above Jiang Zhige’s head, who was still restrained by the chains.
After that, the blend of light and shadow flew in the sky through the Zhengyang Temple, forming a large light curtain.
At this moment, no matter where you were in the Heavenly Realm, you could see the light curtains clearly.
T/L: Hope that you enjoyed this chapter. See you in the next one.
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