Archean Eon Art - Chapter 112
Chapter 112 – Nine Refinements Completed
“Lord Meng Chuan, please follow me.” Grotto-Heaven Pavilion’s old steward had become much warmer towards him. The Supremacy had guided several geniuses. Most geniuses with extremely high talent would be given individual guidance. The old steward usually didn’t pay much attention to Meng Chuan, but he knew—along with virtually all of Archean Mountain—that Meng Chuan was about to attain a perfected Lightning Devastator Fiend Body—something that could only be seen once every few centuries. How rare was that? The last person who accomplished this was Marquis Sea Return two centuries ago. Unfortunately, he was killed during a special mission.
Transcendent-grade Godfiend bodies were all excellent, but they excelled in different things.
The Lightning Devastator Fiend Body represented extreme speed. It was extremely useful for humans at critical moments.
After Marquis Sea Return, another perfected Lightning Devastator Fiend Body had appeared.
“This way, please.” The old steward spoke a few decibels louder as he walked.
“Master.” Meng Chuan came to the garden and saw the Supremacy leisurely trimming a tree. Leaves and branches littered the garden ground.
The old steward bowed slightly before retreating.
The Supremacy continued his leisurely pruning the tree, and calmly asked, “What’s the matter?”
“I’ve already used up 90 bottles of Six Desires baneful aura, but I’ve failed to merge the nine baneful auras into one! I believe that my physical body has reached its absorption limit, but there’s still plenty of room for my Essence Soul,” said Meng Chuan. “I’m afraid I need more than a handful of bottles. Do I directly head to Treasure Repository and get more bottles of Six Desires baneful aura?”
According to the rules, a bottle of Six Desires baneful aura could only be received for free after the previous bottle was fully refined. This continued until one completed the Ninth Refinement. However, there were many people at the Treasure Repository. There was no way to keep it a secret.
“The amount of baneful aura that a mortal with a normal soul can refine is naturally not as much as what the Essence Soul can absorb.” The Supremacy smiled as he turned to look at Meng Chuan. After a careful look, he said, “Your Essence Soul is still far from reaching its maximum. Here, there are 122 bottles of Six Desires baneful aura.”
The Supremacy waved his hand gently.
Space distorted slightly, and a gray cloth was laid flat on the ground. On the cloth were red porcelain bottles. There were many of them—a total of 122 bottles.
With so many treasures appearing out of thin air, Meng Chuan was secretly astonished. Although he knew that his master was at the Creation realm and stood above Regis Godfiends—to the point of Archean Mountain Lord respectfully addressed him as Supremacy—the means his master casually displayed still left him astounded.
Master definitely doesn’t carry these Six Desire baneful aura bottles with him all the time. However, he summoned them with a wave of his hand. What kind of technique is this?
Meng Chuan was secretly alarmed. However, his knowledge was ultimately lacking. He couldn’t even obtain the subsequent Godfiend body manual if he didn’t reach the Great Solar realm! He also couldn’t obtain Essence Soul cultivation methods. He knew little about Marquis and Regis Godfiends, much less Creation realm experts.
He didn’t even see the words “Creation realm” in the books he could read. He only learned of it when his master mentioned it.
“Master, I still need 122 bottles of Six Desires baneful aura before I can merge the nine baneful auras into one?” Meng Chuan found it a little too much when he saw the red porcelain bottles.
“The baneful aura that your Essence Soul can refine is more than you can imagine,” said the Supremacy with a smile. “If I’m not wrong, I’m afraid there won’t be more than a few bottles left after your Essence Soul can no longer absorb the Six Desires baneful aura.”
Meng Chuan naturally believed in Supremacy’s judgment.
“Your Godfiend foundation is three times more robust than an ordinary person’s. It’s not bad. Your Essence Soul is much stronger than an ordinary person’s soul,” said the Supremacy with a smile. “The amount of Six Desires baneful aura you absorb will be more than any other cultivator who has cultivated the Lightning Devastator Fiend Body. I’m also looking forward to seeing how strong you are after you attain a perfected Lightning Devastator Fiend Body. If there’s nothing else, hurry up and take all the bottles. You may leave.”
With that said, the Supremacy continued to trim the tree.
“Yes, I’ll take my leave.” Meng Chuan immediately wrapped the gray cloth into a bundle, bowed respectfully, and left.
Meng Chuan was one of the only people who had an Essence Soul while cultivating a Lightning Devastator Fiend Body. The amount of Six Desires baneful aura he absorbed naturally exceeded the norm.
Meng Chuan brought the bottles of Six Desires baneful aura back to his cave abode secret chamber and continued practicing his saber art at Thousand Sabers Cavern. He cultivated with extreme perseverance.
With experiences from the Saber Drawing Stance, he comprehended Saber Intent in half a year. However, despite diligently cultivating for over a year, he was still far from attaining Greater Mastery of Saber Intent. He would probably take one or two more years.
The Supremacy had sharp eyes. He had long said that Meng Chuan was a peerless genius in painting, but only an average genius in saber arts. His cultivation efficiency rose because he could clearly see his flaws with his hundred-foot perception domain. This allowed him to stand out among other geniuses.
Without the hundred-foot perception domain, Meng Chuan’s cultivation would be much slower. Without an Essence Soul, Meng Chuan would be an ordinary disciple in Archean Mountain.
Of course, the Essence Soul was a part of Meng Chuan’s strength. This was also why the Supremacy valued him. Meng Chuan didn’t know that those who had inborn Essence Souls improved their Essence Souls with great difficulty. This was because their parents couldn’t help with Essence Soul cultivation. As for a peerless genius like Meng Chuan—who drew—he could condense an Essence Soul. In the future, he could use painting to strengthen his Essence Soul.
The inheritance from parents was one-off. One’s Essence Soul growth still required them to cultivate hard in the future. By relying on one’s own skills in the arts, one could improve continuously.
After receiving the 122 bottles of Six Desires baneful aura, Meng Chuan practiced his saber in the morning, drew in the afternoon, and happily sparred with Qiyue in the evening as usual.
At night, he absorbed the Six Desires baneful aura. He realized that his body was indeed unable to absorb the baneful aura, but his Essence Soul’s appetite was astonishing. He let it freely absorb the baneful aura for an hour. He absorbed three bottles’ worth of Six Desires baneful aura before he felt a little bloated.
The next night, he refined three bottles again.
At the speed of three bottles a day, Meng Chuan continued to refine Six Desires baneful aura. He had to stop himself from being tempted by his desires every night. This honed his will.
During a Dao Exchange, disciples—who hadn’t left the mountain—gathered together to discuss problems they had with their cultivation. Some people sparred with each other. It was very lively.
“Strange. Didn’t Senior Brother Meng complete the Ninth Refinement half a month ago? Why hasn’t he passed the Life-and-Death juncture and become a Godfiend?” The fellow disciples who were drinking together felt relaxed. It was a stark contrast to their usual arduous cultivation.
“The Treasure Repository confirmed that Senior Brother Meng had obtained 90 bottles of Six Desires baneful aura. Clearly, he has successfully refined them. He also comprehended Saber Intent and mastered a Black Metal Sutra move last year. Logically speaking, he meets all the requirements needed to become a Godfiend. It’s indeed a little strange that he hasn’t broken through yet.”
“There might be other reasons.”
“If it were me, once everything is prepared, I’d definitely become a Godfiend as soon as possible.”
“That’s why he’s Senior Brother Meng, and you’re Junior Brother Yu.”
These fellow disciples laughed.
On Archean Mountain, disciples below the Darkstar Realm were all of the same generation. Weaker disciples referred to stronger disciples as “Senior Brother” or “Senior Sister.” If they were of equal strength, they would be extremely polite by addressing each other as “Senior Brother.” It was a form of friendliness.
If one called another party “Junior Brother” while not being strong enough, it could offend others.
The disciples—who had yet to become Godfiends—addressed Meng Chuan as Senior Brother Meng.
“Meng Chuan didn’t go to the Treasure Repository to request to enter the Godfiend Blood Pool?” Archean Mountain Lord and Elder Yi walked alongside each other. Attempting the Life-and-Death juncture required activating the most crucial treasured land—Godfiend Blood Pool. The Treasure Repository was required to request the opening of the Godfiend Blood Pool. After the Treasure Repository was certain that the disciple in question had a 100% chance of success, would the disciple be allowed to attempt the Life-and-Death juncture and become a Godfiend.
“No.” Elder Yi shook his head. “I’m in charge of the Treasure Repository. How can I not know? He completed the Ninth Refinement almost a month ago. I wonder why he hasn’t broken through? Perhaps there’s a special reason that delayed him?”
“What kind of special reason can there be? They don’t have anything to worry about anything on the mountain. All they need to do is focus on becoming stronger,” said Archean Mountain Lord indifferently. “Since he has met the required conditions, he should become a Godfiend quickly. Cultivation requires every second to be treasured. How about this? Let’s wait for another month. If he doesn’t request to attempt the Life-and-Death juncture, pay him a personal visit and ask him for a reason. If there’s anything that is affecting him, we can help.”
“Yes.” Elder Yi nodded.
The number of Godfiends was important because many places needed Godfiends to guard them. However, quality was even more important!
For example, a Supremacy was stationed in Luotang Pass. Luotang Pass was the largest city pass, and the danger there ranked at the top of the Great Zhou Dynasty’s seven major passes. However, nothing had ever happened. It was extremely safe! It had developed into an extremely prosperous city. It was as prosperous as the imperial capital and Archean City.
Regis Godfiends could preside over large city passes.
A roaming Regis Godfiend could scare hidden demon monarchs. Hidden demon monarchs would never dare to reveal themselves openly. But even with all this caution, once they were discovered by a Regis Godfiend, they would be killed.
A medium-sized city pass required a Marquis Godfiend to guard it. However, there were very few Marquis Godfiends from Archean City. Most of the medium-sized city passes were jointly guarded by powerful Great Solar Godfiends. Medium-sized city passes were the most tragic ones. If every medium-sized city pass was guarded by a Marquis Godfiend, it would definitely be safe.
Unfortunately, there weren’t many Marquis Godfiends.
Every additional Marquis Godfiend made Archean Mountain happier. Every additional Regis Godfiend made Archean Mountain celebrate! After all, the entire sect barely had more than ten Regis Godfiends. Manpower was too tight.
Therefore, great importance was placed on geniuses like Meng Chuan and Xue Feng.
16th August, evening.
Meng Chuan refined another three bottles of Six Desires baneful aura.
Meng Chuan felt like he had absorbed baneful auras to the limit. His Essence Soul and body fused with the merged baneful aura—nine baneful auras condensed into one. Everything happened naturally.
The quantitative change caused a qualitative change. He fused the nine baneful auras into one, turning it into the Ninth Refinement baneful aura.
It’s finally done.
The baneful aura completely fused with his body. He stretched out his finger, and a black baneful aura appeared on his fingertip. This was the baneful aura after fusing nine baneful auras.
There are only two bottles left?
Meng Chuan looked at the two red porcelain bottles beside him.
Master is very accurate.
The Supremacy had only given him 122 bottles as a precaution. He believed that it was definitely enough and that there might be excess. Only two bottles remained.𝘧𝑟𝙚eｗ𝑒𝒃n𝒐𝘷𝑒𝚕. c૦𝙢
I, Meng Chuan, have completed the Ninth Refinement. It’s time to become a Godfiend!
Meng Chuan’s heart surged with excitement.