Archean Eon Art - Chapter 102
Chapter 102 – At A Tremendous Pace
“Ah Chuan.” Liu Qiyue revealed a look of delight.
“Qiyue.” Meng Chuan walked over and glanced at Qian Yu. “This is?”
Qian Yu smiled and said, “My name is Qian Yu. We met at the Grotto-Heaven Pavilion lecture. We’ve also met at the Dao Exchange before. It’s just that we’ve never spoken to one another.”
At the Dao Exchange, disciples—who had not become Godfiends—gathered in one area. Godfiend disciples gathered elsewhere. Naturally, they had never spoken.
“Senior Brother Qian,” greeted Meng Chuan with a smile.
“Junior Brother, you ranked first in last year’s entrance examination?” asked Qian Yu with a smile. “As your senior brother, I’ll tell you that only one or two new disciples can cultivate a transcendent-grade Godfiend body every year. Successfully cultivating a transcendent-grade Godfiend body depends on fate. If you find the cultivation difficult, you should give up early. Master also said that cultivation time is precious, so you can’t afford to waste it. If you spend five years cultivating a transcendent-grade Godfiend body without any success, that would be a huge loss.”
“Thank you for your guidance. My cultivation of the Lightning Devastator Fiend Body has been quite smooth,” said Meng Chuan.
“Oh?” Qian Yu nodded with a smile. “There are over 200 disciples who have yet to leave the mountain. Two of them successfully cultivated the Lightning Devastator Fiend Body. One is Senior Brother Zhang Tai—who became a Godfiend at the Seventh Refinement—while the other is Junior Brother Hou Cang—he’s at the Seventh Refinement.
“The latter has already spent seven years trying to reach the Eight Refinement before the ten-year deadline. Only these two succeeded. Junior Brother Meng, this transcendent-grade Godfiend body is far more difficult than you realize. The further you go, the more difficult it will become. Sometimes, you need to give up when you should.
“Alright, I’ve said too much. It is ultimately your choice.” Qian Yu smiled at Meng Chuan before looking at Liu Qiyue. “Junior Sister Liu, I won’t be disturbing you any further.”
With that said, Qian Yu left the cave abode.
“Senior Brother, take care,” said Meng Chuan politely.
“Senior Brother, take care,” added Liu Qiyue.
Upon hearing the duo echoing each other’s words, Qian Yu left even quicker. When his back was turned towards them, his expression became ugly.
She likes silence and loneliness? She doesn’t like others to come to her cave abode? Lies! This Meng Chuan can enter as he pleases. Qian Yu was somewhat infuriated. My family even asked me to try and marry Liu Qiyue? What hope can there be?
There were many male Archean Mountain Godfiends that wanted to marry female Godfiends. After all, two powerful Godfiends could birth extraordinary children.
As for marrying Liu Qiyue—who had awakened her phoenix bloodline—it would be equivalent to adding the phoenix bloodline to the family. At Archean Mountain, disciples mostly spent their time cultivating, but there were quite a few who pursued Liu Qiyue.
“Another one came to visit?” Meng Chuan watched as the other party left. He could clearly sense how ugly Qian Yu’s expression was when he left through his perception domain. He couldn’t help but laugh. “So, what’s his queue number?”
“He’s the third person who came to my cave abode,” said Liu Qiyue helplessly. “How irritating. My dad is right! Once I awaken a phoenix bloodline, many ancient family clans will send their descendants to pester me.
“Let’s not talk about this anymore.” Liu Qiyue then looked at Meng Chuan curiously. “Ah Chuan, don’t you practice your saber art for seven hours every morning? Why are you back so early today?”
Meng Chuan whispered, “I’ve achieved Saber Intent.”
Liu Qiyue revealed a look of delight. “You’ve achieved it?”
“I’ve also mastered a move from a Black Metal Sutra legacy,” Meng Chuan added.
Liu Qiyue’s eyes widened, completely stunned.
It was common for Archean Mountain inner sect disciples to reach the Realm of Intent. Many of these inner sect disciples would eventually choose Heaven-level Godfiend legacies with intent guidance. With intent guidance, they would typically reach the Realm of Intent after a few years.
However, there were very few people who could comprehend Intent with a Black Metal Sutra legacy. After all, they could only master a Black Metal Sutra legacy through the text and diagrams in its manual if they didn’t have a strong Essence Soul. It was even harder than cultivating a transcendent-grade Godfiend body successfully.
“Which Black Metal Sutra move?” Liu Qiyue suppressed her shock and asked immediately.
“The Heart Intent Saber Art’s first stance,” said Meng Chuan with a smile. “It’s also the core of the saber art.”
“Show it to me,” Liu Qiyue urged immediately. “I’ve never seen anyone use a Black Metal Sutra move yet.”
“Okay.” Meng Chuan nodded. “Come out with me.”
He walked out, and Liu Qiyue followed immediately.
Meng Chuan walked out of the cave abode and looked up the mountain. Soon, he chose a towering mountain cliff. He walked to the mountain cliff and said, “Watch carefully.”
Liu Qiyue looked carefully.
Instantly, his strength and Quintessential Essence fused—guided by his Saber Intent. Without any warning, he drew his saber!
The saber beam was hard to see as it flew towards the mountain cliff. It was unimaginably fast. A deep rumble sounded the moment the saber beam struck the cliff.
“What fast speed.” Liu Qiyue was a sharpshooter. She was used to seeing high-speed arrows. However, the speed of Meng Chuan’s strike surprised her. She looked at the cliff. “This cliff…?”
The cliff was still intact.
Following that, the mountain cliff—that was over 100 feet tall—disintegrated, and the dust floated down. Clearly, it had been reduced to dust by the Yin-Yang Blast.
“This might!” Liu Qiyue was dumbfounded. “Is this the might of a move from a Black Metal Sutra?”
Meng Chuan thought to himself. This is only part of the Heart Saber Stance’s might. The Heart Saber Stance is also famed for its continuous stream of attacks. Delivering one strike after another normally takes time. However, the Heart Saber Stance can form an infinite combo with almost no delay between each strike. A single saber beam—which is meant to hit only a single wind blade—would sometimes cleave apart ten wind blades when they attack simultaneously. This shows how fast I can draw my saber.
If he were to attack crazily, the enemy would have to dodge left and right. They might be able to withstand a handful of strikes, but would eventually be overwhelmed. Furthermore, the Yin-Yang blasts would injure them. How long could they last?
Of course, every move of a Black Metal Sutra legacy was extraordinary. It was why many Godfiends wanted to master them.
“Ah Chuan, you’ve already mastered a move from a Black Metal Sutra legacy. If you cultivate a transcendent-grade Godfiend body successfully,” Liu Qiyue’s excitement grew, “you will be the third person—among 200 plus disciples who haven’t left the mountain—to master a transcendent-grade Godfiend body and a Black Metal Sutra move.”
“I also hope I can, but it’s not easy to cultivate the Lightning Devastator Fiend Body,” said Meng Chuan with a smile.
Furthermore, he wanted to reach the Ninth Refinement. Usually, those who cultivated this Godfiend body stopped at the Seventh Refinement. The Eighth Refinement was rare, and the Ninth Refinement was nigh-legendary.
Meng Chuan had sworn to kill all demons in the world, so the stronger he was, the better. If he was weak, he would not be able to fulfill his vow!
After pausing his Godfiend body cultivation for over five months, Meng Chuan visited the Molten Iron Baneful Aura Pool again. This time, he was sent to Chamber 2.
Black baneful aura constantly passed through the pipes, filling the fifty-by-fifty foot chamber.
When the baneful aura touched him, it seeped into his body and began to affect his mind. However, Meng Chuan used the Power of Essence Soul to neutralize all negative effects, allowing him to stay conscious.
Only when one’s mind was clear could they unleash their strength fully. This was how he achieved maximum efficiency when he was tempering his body with baneful aura.
When Meng Chuan used his Saber Intent as he executed the body-tempering saber art, more strength erupted from his body with every move.
His body was still the same, so why could he unleash strength several-fold greater after he achieved Saber Intent? Well, that was because he had more control over his body than before. He was able to stimulate his body at a rate ten times higher than before. With this, every single particle in his muscles seemed to come alive. All of them crazily absorbed the Molten Iron baneful aura! His absorption speed was much faster than before.
Back when he used Saber Force to control his body, the Molten Iron baneful aura would seep into his body, but most of it would disappear! Since most of it disappeared, he absorbed very little.
However, his baneful aura absorption speed was much faster now. It was even faster than when he used the Power of Essence Soul with his Saber Force.
After an hour, Meng Chuan felt a faint stabbing pain in his body. He could no longer absorb the Molten Iron baneful aura. His body was “satiated,” and he needed to “digest” the baneful aura now. The baneful aura were nutrients, and only after his body completely digested the nutrients, could his body become hungry again. Then, he could go another round of absorption.
This body-refinement speed is much greater than before. Meng Chuan was filled with joy as he left the chamber.
He tempered his body every day. With Saber Intent controlling his body, and the Power of Essence Soul maintaining his consciousness, he cultivated much faster.
In just three days, he completed the Fifth Refinement. He spent sixteen more days to complete the Sixth Refinement.
Meng Chuan began the Seventh Refinement.