Archean Eon Art - Chapter 138
Chapter 138 – Integrating With One Another
Zhang Yunhu smiled as well. “Usually, only Marquis and Regis Godfiends take on the Patroller position. There aren’t many Great Solar Godfiends that can be Patrollers.”
“Meng Chuan, remember this. Once you finish reinforcing a place, immediately return to North River Pass,” Marquis Southcloud said.
“Yes,” replied Meng Chuan. He knew that he became a Patroller because of his speed that matched a Regis Godfiend’s.
The 18 prefectures around North River Pass were in three different States.
“The demons only attack North River Pass two or three times a year,” said Zhang Yunhu. “Junior Brother Meng, you will only need to reinforce places once or twice a year. It will take two hours at most every time! I doubt that attacks will happen on the same day. Junior Brother Meng, we can still hold on if we are a little more cautious.”
“Yes, get Ge Cong and Wu Zixiu to prepare quickly. I need to go to another city pass,” instructed Marquis Southcloud.
“Alright, they’ve long been prepared.” Zhang Yunhu nodded.
Moments later, Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue sent Marquis Southcloud and company off.
Marquis Southcloud brought the three other Godfiend disciples and two more Godfiends, Ge Cong, and Wu Zixiu—who were being deployed elsewhere since Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue arrived at North River Pass.
“You are both stronger than us,” said Wu Zixiu when he left. “It’s good that you’ve come to North River Pass. Senior Sister Yu, Junior Sister Mu, and Senior Brother Shi are a little odd, but you can trust them with your lives.”
“Understood.” Meng Chuan nodded.
Wu Zixiu was a sharpshooter. He had a golden divine rune between his brows.
Meng Chuan had cultivated Lightning Runes. They were on his back, increasing his lightning’s power greatly. Liu Qiyue also had a Phoenix rune on her back.
“We’ll be leaving then.”
“Haha, we’re finally a bit closer to our homeland.” The two laughed as they boarded the giant fiery-red bird’s back.
“Let’s go.” Marquis Southcloud gently patted the bird’s neck. The bird immediately soared into the sky and flew southeast.
“I heard that you requested to live in the same mansion, so I’ve arranged that.” Zhang Yunhu grinned and stood in front of a luxurious manor. “How is it? Not bad, huh?”
Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue nodded in satisfaction.
North River Pass’s outer city walls could be seen behind the mansion! Godfiend residences in North River Pass were close to the outer city walls. Once the drums sounded, Godfiends would be able to reach the inner-city walls quickly.
“Rest for now. Come to my place tonight. I’ve prepared a banquet. All the Godfiends at North River Pass will attend,” said Zhang Yunhu with a smile. “It’s for everyone to know each other.”
“Alright.” Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue nodded.
Stewards and servants managed the manor. They were hired by the imperial government to serve Godfiends. The stewards and servants were extremely diligent.
That night, at North River Pass’s General Manor.
A total of 31 Godfiends gathered. General Zhang Yunhu, the nine deputy generals—Meng Chuan, Liu Qiyue, Fan Cheng, Shi Xiu, Yu Chiyan, Mu Qing, Yang Xingwu, Qiu Qi, and Feng Qianfan—and 21 commanders were North River Pass’s main force.
Meng Chuan held a cup—filled with alcohol—and chatted with the Godfiends, familiarizing himself with them.
The Godfiends at North River Pass had their own duties.
Two deputy generals—Qiu Qi and Feng Qianfan—led 19 ordinary Godfiends and mortal soldiers to fend off mortal demons and weak demon monarchs. Although Qiu Qi and Feng Qianfan were also Great Solar Godfiends, they were outer sect disciples. They were middle-grade Godfiends, and they were slightly inferior to the other deputy generals. In terms of strength, they were much weaker. However, they had rich experience in leading an army. Therefore, they were in charge of fending off ordinary demons and weak demon monarchs!
Zhang Yunhu, the seven other deputy generals, and two sharpshooter commanders were all Archean Mountain disciples. They were the main force that dealt with third Firmament demon monarchs!
Liu Qiyue sat with Meng Chuan and said via voice transmission,
“Senior Brother Zhang has a straightforward personality. He looks like he’s easy to get along with.”
Meng Chuan agreed when he looked at Zhang Yunhu—who was flushed red thanks to the alcohol. Zhang Yunhu had a charm that made everyone around him trust him! He was indeed a veteran general.
“Senior Brother Fan Cheng and Senior Sister Yang Xingwu are both good-tempered people,”
said Liu Qiyue.
“Senior Brother Shi Xiu, Senior Sister Yu Chiyan, and Senior Sister Mu Qing are somewhat special.”
Meng Chuan nodded slightly.
“Junior Brother Meng.” The white-robed Shi Xiu, who was drinking wine, said with a laugh, “From now on, we will work together to kill enemies. From tomorrow onwards, let’s train together. We don’t want to show flaws on the battlefield due to poor teamwork.”
“Of course.” Meng Chuan nodded.
Shi Xiu’s gaze turned a little sinister. It was said that Shi Xiu was very unbridled. He always stayed in places of revelry. He cultivated the Sanguine Divine Body—the most painful Godfiend Body to cultivate. Meng Chuan had been alarmed by just the Godfiend body’s description. However, Shi Xiu had successfully cultivated it and had even reached the Great Solar realm. One could imagine how much pain he had experienced.
“Me too. Let’s practice together.” Senior Sister Mu Qing—who carried two swords on her back as she sat—said coldly, “I don’t want anyone to lose their lives because of you, Meng Chuan.”
“The two of you are underestimating Junior Brother Meng too much.” Yu Chiyan covered her mouth and laughed. Her laughter was very gentle, and it carried a stunning charm. “Junior Brother Meng is a perfected Lightning Devastator Fiend Body expert, one that appears once every few centuries. When we are killing demon monarchs, having Junior Brother Meng will probably make things easier.”
Senior Sister Yu Chiyan cultivated the Mirage Fiend Body! Every medium-sized city pass had a Godfiend that cultivated the Mirage Fiend Body. This was because such a Godfiend could control the enemy’s consciousness! Even if they couldn’t control demon monarchs, they could provide interference. In a life-and-death battle, they were of great help.
“Let’s train together. Let’s train together.” Shi Xiu was very pleased. “Junior Brother Meng, Junior Sister Mu doesn’t even bother talking with me when I usually visit her. It’s all thanks to you.”
“I’ll train with Meng Chuan. You aren’t included.” Senior Sister Mu Qing continued coldly, “I’m afraid that Meng Chuan’ll burden me. You? You’ve been on the battlefield for far longer than me. There’s no need for you to practice teamwork with me.”
Shi Xiu’s expression immediately turned bitter. “Alright, I’ll just watch from the side.”
Mu Qing snorted coldly.
Meng Chuan blinked. He could sense that Shi Xiu, Yu Chiyan, and Mu Qing’s relationship wasn’t ordinary.
“It’s good to train and work on our teamwork. Everyone should do it together,” said Zhang Yunhu with a smile. “Frequent practice will make us more proficient on the battlefield and reduce our mistakes. You can’t be blindly confident just because you are strong! On the battlefield, we have to rely on our collective strength! It’s not about fighting alone. Do you think you can defeat hundreds of demon monarchs alone?”
Meng Chuan nodded.
Once a large battle occurred at a medium-sized city pass, they would often face hundreds of demon monarchs. They only had 31 Godfiends! However, these battles still depended on an individual’s strength. For example, Meng Chuan could wipe out ten third Firmament demon monarchs alone. As a sharpshooter, Liu Qiyue was even more terrifying. As for General Zhang Yunhu, he was stronger than both Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue. After all, he was a Godfiend who had long reached the Realm of Dao. In terms of his weapon arts, he was comparable to Marquis Godfiends.
Mu Qing, Shi Xiu, Fang Cheng, Yu Chiyan, and Yang Xingwu were all rather powerful. When they worked together, their might soared due to their synergy with one another. With eight Great Solar Godfiends working together, crushing 30 third Firmament demon monarchs was very easy. However, demons would sometimes gather many third Firmament demon monarch elites. It would be dangerous if they encountered such a group.
Of course, a medium-sized city pass had many defensive measures! If the demons sent too many elites, it was very likely that they would be killed by the humans instead! It was also possible that the humans were unable to hold the city pass and end up defeated.
This was war! The outcome was unpredictable.
The stable World Entrance was located in North River Pass’s inner-city. Mortal soldiers patrolled it daily.
A true large-scale assault only happened two or three times a year. This was because each attack led to tragic outcomes! At the very least, a large number of mortal demons were slaughtered each time. The humans’ goal was to ensure that no mortal demons could escape North River Pass!
War was cruel. Mortal humans suffered losses, but the demons suffered even greater losses due to not having the terrain advantage. Therefore, a buffer period occurred after each major battle before another large demon army would attack.
“Remember, we have to protect Junior Sister Yu and Junior Sister Yang when we battle demon monarchs,” said Zhang Yunhu. “Junior Sister Yang has a domain and can save us at critical moments. Junior Sister Yu can attack demon monarch consciousnesses. With them around, we can deal with demon monarchs more easily.” Zhang Yunhu was telling Meng Chuan critical information to remember on the battlefield.
Although many people would gradually understand such things when in actual combat, they still had to be mentioned!
“Yes.” Meng Chuan nodded as he listened.
Far away, Liu Qiyue watched Meng Chuan, Zhang Yunhu, Shi Xiu, Yu Chiyan, Mu Qing, and Yang Xingwu talking about teamwork and their experiences. She wasn’t involved in the conversation.
As a sharpshooter, she just needed to stay at the city tower’s safest place and shoot from afar. Furthermore, she had Fan Cheng to protect her! It was much easier for her.
Meng Chuan and the other five had to engage in melee combat. That meant that they hovered over the edge of life and death. Teamwork was extremely important. They weren’t afraid of powerful opponents, just stupid teammates. Stupid teammates would implicate others. Meng Chuan also understood this.
He had already decided to follow what Senior Brother Zhang Yunhu had said: “When you first start working together, don’t take any risks. You have to be careful and cautious. Once we’re somewhat familiar with you, then we’ll consider some ideas we can pull off together.”
“Understood.” As a rookie, Meng Chuan was extremely humble.
A rookie wasn’t required to be strong on the battlefield; they just needed not to burden their allies. Otherwise, they might regret their actions for their entire lives.