Archean Eon Art - Chapter 118
Chapter 118 – Going Out To Battle
Meng Chuan and his five seniors went around to talk to other disciples.
Meanwhile, in a corner of the garden, Qian Yu, Fu Chang, Bai Yi, and eight other Godfiend disciples were gathered together.
“This Junior Brother Meng of ours is truly impressive. He attained a perfected Lightning Devastator Fiend Body after entering the sect for a year, and he has also mastered a Black Metal Sutra move. He’s in no way inferior to King Calm Sea’s fifth son,” said a handsome youth with a fan wistfully.
“Among the disciples in the past twenty years, Meng Chuan and Xue Feng are indeed the best.”
“Both of them have a chance of becoming Marquis Godfiends.” They praised Meng Chuan and Xue Feng.
As they had attempted to master transcendent-grade Godfiend bodies and Black Metal Sutra moves, they knew how difficult achieving these things were.
Mastering a Black Metal Sutra move without intent guidance meant that one would have to comprehend things by themselves. Cultivation was extremely difficult. According to Archean Mountain, after becoming a Great Solar Godfiend with a condense Essence Soul, they would be able to inherit a complete Black Metra Sutra legacy. Most Archean Mountain disciples were only able to become Great Solar Godfiends. They were unable to condense Essence Souls.
This caused many disciples to be incapable of inheriting a Black Metal Sutra legacy for their entire lives. Without intent guidance, how long would they take to master a Black Metal Sutra move? Let alone an entire legacy?
Therefore, most disciples immediately gave up after a few attempts and realizing they couldn’t master a Black Metal Sutra move anytime soon.
“Everyone.” Hearing the praises from the people around him, Qian Yu finally said, “I once did something embarrassing.”
“Embarrassing?” Everyone was stunned.
“Yes.” Qian Yu didn’t hide it as he said, “Back then, Meng Chuan had been in the sect for half a year, so he wasn’t famous. When I went to visit Junior Sister Liu Qiyue, I happened to encounter Meng Chuan. Therefore, I gave him some advice as a senior brother. I told him how difficult it was to cultivate a transcendent-grade Godfiend Body, and that he shouldn’t waste so much time only to fail. I told him to give up when he should.”
“You asked Junior Brother Meng Chuan to give up?”
“Qian Yu, you even asked him to give up?” The others immediately laughed.
“How would I know?” Qian Yu said helplessly. “When I said that, he didn’t have many accomplishments. However, in just two months, he began the Lightning Devastator Fiend Body’s Eighth Refinement. He has also mastered a Black Metal Sutra move. Just thinking of what I said back then makes me cringe. I feel so ashamed that I usually avoid him.”
“I reckon Junior Brother Meng is coming over soon. Do you want to hide?”
“When he comes, you can go to the latrine.”
“We’ll tell him that Senior Brother Qian Yu can’t bring himself to see you and that he’s hiding in the latrine,” the others quipped.
Qian Yu helplessly glanced at his fellow disciples.
“Right, I’ve decided,” said Qian Yu. “I’ll attempt the Nine Mystical Caves this month. I’ll leave the mountain on the 15th of September.”
“That fast?” Fu Chang couldn’t help but say, “Senior Brother Qian Yu, didn’t you agree that we will leave the mountain together? I have attempted the Nine Mystical Caves, but my strength is still lacking. It will probably take another three to four months.”
“That’s right, didn’t we agree to leave together?”
There were a total of eleven Godfiend disciples present. Some of them already had the strength to clear the Nine Mystical Caves, while some were just a little short of passing. They had agreed to leave the mountain together before the end of the year!
This was very normal in Archean Mountain. If many Godfiend disciples descended the mountain together, they would usually arrange for two or three fellow disciples to go to the same city pass.
Archean Mountain knew their disciples’ strength. The difficulty of the Nine Mystical Caves test was relatively lower for those with average talent. It was much harder for those with greater talent. Although weaker disciples could pass the Nine Mystical Caves, they knew that they weren’t strong enough. Archean Mountain didn’t mind them cultivating on the mountain for a few more months. Archean Mountain would only force them to leave if they delayed for too long.
“I’ve had enough of staying at Archean Mountain. I’ve been here for more than ten years,” said Qian Yu. “I’d like to leave the mountain as soon as possible so that I can contribute to the human race greatly!”
The other disciples fell silent.
“Forget it. I’ll clear the Nine Mystical Caves this month too. Let’s leave the mountain together next month.
“Count me in as well.”
“If you are weaker, cultivate for a few more months. I’ll join you. I’ve been on the mountain for about thirty years. It’s about time I leave.”
Those who had the strength to pass the Nine Mystical Caves test followed Qian Yu—who was spearheading the movement.
After being on the mountain for so many years, who didn’t want considerable achievements? Those who came from ancient Godfiend family clans also wanted to show their clan’s upper echelons their capabilities!
“Alright. Brothers and sisters, let’s go together,” said Qian Yu heroically. “We can’t compare to Xue Feng and Meng Chuan. We don’t wish to be conferred the title of marquis, but we should at least get conferred the title of earl.”
“Yes, become earls!”
“Aim for earlship first. In the future, we might get conferred the title of marquis or king.”
The Godfiends were filled with anticipation.
To be conferred earlship, one was required to make contributions amounting to five million credits! Although an earl was of lower ranking than a marquis, it was still very difficult to obtain the title. Typically, one in ten Great Solar Godfiends would be conferred earlship. They had contributed to humanity greatly, and it was a great honor to be awarded a title.
“We agreed to leave the mountain together. Now, the five of you are leaving first.”
“Who told you to be so slow in your cultivation?”
They were teasing each other.
Soon, Meng Chuan and the others arrived.
“Junior Brother Meng Chuan, these eleven are seniors who will be leaving the mountain soon.” Qiao Yong introduced them with a smile. “They are confident that they can pass the Nine Mystical Caves this year.”
Meng Chuan was familiar with these seniors. He had also met Senior Brother Qian Yu before.
Qian Yu suddenly took the initiative to say, “Junior Brother Meng Chuan, I seek forgiveness for my prior rudeness.”
“Senior Brother Qian Yu, you were only advising me out of good intentions. It wasn’t rude at all,” said Meng Chuan with a smile. He hadn’t paid much attention to what had happened back then. Furthermore, he was very friendly to every human Godfiend. This was because all human Godfiends dedicated their lives to protecting humanity. They would one day go out into battle, and this included Senior Brother Qian Yu and the others. Very few would live to old age.
He had friendliness towards human Godfiends, but killing intent towards demon monarchs. This was his attitude. As long as it wasn’t a big deal, he didn’t take it to heart.
“Haha, Junior Brother, you are much more magnanimous than I am. I’m impressed.” Qian Yu raised his cup and said with a smile, “I will be leaving the mountain next month. You must come when that happens.”
“Of course.” Meng Chuan nodded.
Half a month later, 15th September. The day several Godfiend disciples left the mountain collectively.
“Senior Brothers Bai and Qian are going down to the battlefield today. I have to send them off as well,” said Liu Qiyue. Mortal disciples typically didn’t participate in such matters. However, Bai Yi and Qian Yu were both disciples of Liu Qiyue’s master, Marquis Heavenstar. Their relationship was much closer, so she had to send them off.
“Let’s go together,” said Meng Chuan with a smile.
The two of them descended Bright Scenic Peak together and headed to Yellow Reverence Peak’s Blood Red Cliff.
Blood Red Cliff was also where disciples left the mountain.
This time, six Godfiend disciples were leaving the mountain together.
“Senior Brother Qu, your axe is extraordinary.”
“Haha, this is an Earth-level divine armament. Among the disciples leaving the mountain this time, the weapon I acquired in the Divine Armament Cavern is the best.” A muscular man dressed in armor held a dark red axe that weighed more than five hundred kilograms in one hand. He waved it smugly.
Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue had just arrived at Blood Red Cliff when they saw this scene.
“An Earth-level divine armament?” Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue’s eyes burned with passion. Godfiend disciples could only choose armor and divine armaments after clearing the Nine Mystical Caves! Acquiring divine armaments from Divine Armament Cavern depended on fate and luck. Divine armaments “chose the owner.” Divine armaments would fly to stronger Godfiend disciples, while weaker divine armaments would fall after getting shoved away by stronger ones.
Powerful divine armaments didn’t give into one another. At that moment, the Godfiend disciples could make their choice.
The disciples who just qualified to leave the mountain were relatively weak. Almost all of them obtained Man-grade divine armaments. The chances of an Earth-level divine armament appearing was very low. Although it was based on fate, the chances of powerful divine armaments choosing weak Godfiend disciples were slim.
Only one disciple had an Earth-level divine armament out of ten Godfiend disciples.
An Earth-level divine armament was something that could be used by Marquis Godfiends in a life-and-death battle. A Heaven-grade divine armament would make Regis Godfiends fight for it. Unlike ultimate techniques—which everyone could freely choose—divine armaments were much more precious! Divine armaments were passed down from generation to generation. Only when powerful masters used them for a long time would divine armaments become even more extraordinary.
“The Mountain Lord is here.” The other Godfiend disciples fell silent.
Archean Mountain Lord and Elder Yi walked over and looked at the six Godfiend disciples who were about to leave the mountain with a smile.
“Haha, leave behind a picture first.” Archean Mountain Lord laughed.
The other Godfiend disciples retreated, leaving only the six of them standing there.
Qian Yu, Bai Yi, Qu Kui, and the other Godfiend disciples stood up and adjusted their armor. Each of them had their own pose. They carried their weapons on their backs. Their eyes were filled with excitement. These pictures would be immortalized for thousands of years! Even when they were old and dying, the picture left behind on the Memento Wall would remind them of their youth just before they left for battle. Therefore, all of them were very serious.
“Alright, the picture has already been taken.” Archean Mountain Lord nodded. “I’ll give you ten minutes to meet up with Marquis Heavenstar at the foot of the mountain. Marquis Heavenstar will send you to the city pass.”
“Yes,” said the six Godfiend disciples respectfully.
“Junior Brothers and Junior Sisters, we’ll be heading off.”
“Haha, take your time cultivating. We’ll have first dibs slaying demon monarchs.” They chuckled as they briefly spoke with the disciples they were more familiar with and exhorted them.
“Senior Brother Bai, Senior Brother Qian, be careful when you’re there,” exhorted Liu Qiyue.
“Don’t worry, Junior Sister.” Bai Yi and Qian Yu both laughed.
After a while, the six Godfiends quickly descended the mountain. Archean Mountain Lord and Elder Yi silently watched from afar.
“Another six disciples have left the mountain,” said Elder Yi softly.
“They will slay demon monarchs and protect countless lives,” said Archean Mountain Lord.
At this moment, Meng Chuan watched from afar. Ardor and zeal coursed through his blood. He also looked forward to the day he left the mountain. The day he would begin slaying demons and protecting humanity.
Every disciple on the mountain cultivated arduously.
Archean Mountain paid attention to each disciple’s progress. They chose the most suitable cultivation path for them and nurtured them to the best of their ability.
Meng Chuan also seized every minute for cultivation. He knew that many Godfiends—who went down the mountain—were fighting. They held up the sky, allowing them to cultivate without any troubles.
One spring after another passed.
Year after year passed.
Groups of Godfiends descended the mountain one after another while new disciples entered the sect every year.
In the blink of an eye, nine years had passed. Meng Chuan had cultivated for nearly eleven years on the mountain.