Archean Eon Art - Chapter 161
Chapter 161 – Letting It Bleed
“Let the demon monarchs enter the human world?” Supremacy Qin Wu and Supremacy Bai Yaoyue’s expressions changed.
Xu Yingwu looked at the two Supremacies in front of him and indifferently said, “Before the demons invaded, Black Sand Grotto-Heaven had been hunting down my Two World Island. Archean Mountain secretly encouraged their actions, hoping that they would destroy Two World Island completely.”
“We never attacked,” said Qin Wu calmly with a smile.
“My Black Sand Grotto-Heaven hasn’t hunted you down for the past 800 years,” said Bai Yaoyue. “The early days of the demon invasion weren’t very intense. Two World Island should’ve recovered long ago.”
“We did.” Xu Yingwu nodded, then sneered. “But look at the territory that Two World Island controls! Miasma-covered jungles, mountains, and countless islands. Both your sects occupy vast swathes of land that have huge populations! Your rich, vast lands allow for a higher population than what our Two World Island can attain with the territory we control.”
“In terms of size, Two World Island oversees a much bigger area,” said Bai Yaoyue with a sneer.
Black Sand Grotto-Heaven and Two World Island had a blood feud—one that caused irreconcilable hatred.
Black Sand Grotto-Heaven once had a chance of unifying the world under their banner. Back then, Imperial Lord Black Sand was the strongest human expert. He had five Creation Supremacies under his command. Only Archean Mountain barely held on against their forces. Archean Mountain turtled-up and relied on the inheritances left behind by their forefathers. They hoped to defend until Imperial Lord Black Sand died—which would lead to the inevitable decline of Black Sand Grotto-Heaven.
However, Black Sand Grotto-Heaven fractured internally. They would’ve survived the internal turmoil, but Elder Yin Yang acted against Imperial Lord Black Sand at a critical moment! As a general under the strongest human expert—Imperial Lord Black Sand—Elder Yin Yang was deeply trusted by Imperial Lord Black Sand. To everyone’s surprise, Elder Yin Yang acted against Imperial Lord Black Sand, causing him to be severely injured.
Left severely injured, Imperial Lord Black Sand had to face the internal turmoil within his sect, which led to his death.
As this happened, Elder Yin Yang led a group of followers away and established the Two World Island Sect.
It took over 100 hundred years before Black Sand Grotto-Heaven recovered from the inner turmoil and reunited as one. Imperial Lord Black Sand’s faction won, and they hated Two World Island to the bone! They began hunting down Two World Island. A starving camel is still bigger than a horse, so for Black Sand Grotto-Heaven—the sect that had nearly unified the world under their banner—they could easily hunt down Two World Island.
Ever since its creation, Two World Island had been resisting Black Sand Grotto-Heaven constantly. They had to be on the run. It was truly tragic. Only when the demons invaded did the three sects abandon their hatred and stop fighting. Two World Island took this opportunity to recover.
“Two World Island does indeed oversee more territory than Archean Mountain and Black Sand Grotto-Heaven, but they are all jungles, mountains, and islands,” said Xu Yingwu. “Although we have the largest territory, we have the smallest population. Within our territory, there’s a super-large city pass, the same as both your sects’ territories. However, we have way more small and medium-sized city passes than any of you.
“Our Two World Island has fewer Godfiends than both your sects!” Xu Yingwu shook his head and sneered. “I can ignore the small city passes as they are easily defended. However, for the past few years, Two World Island’s Godfiends have been defending against the demons desperately. Unfortunately, we have fewer Godfiends than either of your sects. What can we do? We are sacrificing our lives just to defend!
“Archean Mountain and Black Sand Grotto-Heaven are already feeling the pinch when 20 Godfiend disciples are dying a year. As for our Two World Island? Sixty-one Godfiend disciples died last year!” Xu Yingwu stared at Qin Wu and Bai Yaoyue venomously. “A decade ago, we were losing 20 Godfiend disciples a year, but last year, 60 died. If this continues, Two World Island’s Great Solar Godfiends will all be dead in ten years!”
Qin Wu and Bai Yaoyue fell silent.
Two World Island was the weakest of the three supreme human sects, and they also protected the largest territory. Their territory had the most World Entrances.
“When all the Great Solar Godfiends are dead, what will be the point of us existing?” Xu Yingwu sneered. “Without giving the weaker Godfiends a chance to grow, the human race will lose an entire generation! In a few centuries, the current Marquis and Regis Godfiends will all die of old age! Only the Supremacies will be alive to defend the entire human world! The demons are invading the human world like locusts. How many legs and arms do you have? The speed we can kill the demons isn’t as fast as their reproduction speed!
“That’s why we can’t let the Great Solar Godfiends die,” said Xu Yingwu. “We will have them retreat and let the demon monarchs infiltrate the human world. We will give up the small and medium-sized city passes. The demon monarchs that enter will at most be of the third Firmament! Even if they reach the fourth Firmament, our Marquis and Regis Godfiends, and Supremacies can slaughter them after they enter!
Xu Yingwu took a deep breath before continuing, “We will set up an intelligence network. We will keep tabs on the demon monarchs the moment they enter the human world. Afterward, we can send powerful Godfiends to kill them.”
“What happens when countless demons enter?” Bai Yaoyue asked.
“It’s easy to keep an eye on a large number of demons,” said Xu Yingwu. “A Marquis Godfiend will be enough to slaughter them all.
Bai Yaoyue sneered. “I’m afraid the demon monarchs will scatter and hide the moment they enter our world.”
“So what if they hide? We will always hold the strength advantage in the human world, even if they don’t show themselves! We can wipe these demon monarchs out with our strength advantage,” said Xu Yingwu. “As long as we guard the important cities well, we can kill them as long as they attack. We can also use the intelligence network to carry out pursuits. If too many demon monarchs enter, it will be easier for our investigations to bear fruit. Once we find them, we can send powerful Godfiends to wipe them all out! It’ll be a joy if we kill them this way. We can’t let the Great Solar Godfiends be killed.”
Qin Wu sighed. “Past Godfiends have thought of this same method. However, have you thought about the consequences clearly? Once a large number of mortal demons and demon monarchs enter the human world, how much of a threat will they pose on states, prefectures, and counties? What about the countless village forts? Do you realize how many people will end up dying if you follow this plan?”
“A large number of Godfiends can guard various important areas,” Xu Yingwu said coldly. “We can also use the intelligence network to track and kill every demon monarch.”
“Over half of the human population reside in village forts. How are we supposed to defend them?” pressed Qin Wu.
“Even if we continue defending foolishly, all of Two World Island’s Great Solar Godfiends would be dead in ten years! When that happens, your sects will have to guard the 93 medium-sized World Entrances in our Two World Island’s territory! Can your two sects manage that?” asked Xu Yingwu. “Even if you can defend those World Entrances, the death rates of your Godfiends will increase exponentially. With roughly 50 Godfiend disciples dying every year, how long will either of you last?”
Xu Yingwu sneered as he looked at them. “With less than half of your Great Solar Godfiends left, how can you muster a defense? We are at a critical stage now. If we give up immediately, we can still keep our forces intact,” said Xu Yingwu. “With the state capitals and prefecture cities as our main focus, we will try our best to protect the county cities and forts. In addition, we will pursue demon monarchs! With the mortals hiding in tunnels, demon monarchs won’t be able to slaughter our race wantonly.”
“By giving up the small and middle-sized city passes, thousands of demon monarchs will flood in.” Supremacy Qin Wu closed his eyes. No matter how they defended, the results were expected to be extremely tragic.
“You both know that the demons are clearly much stronger than us.” Xu Yingwu sneered. “However, they always send forces of equal strength to what we have stationed at medium-sized city passes. Why aren’t they sending twice the number of elite demon monarchs! Why not send 20 elite demon monarchs? Why not 30?”
“That’s because the demons know! They know that we humans will give up if we can’t defend the city passes.” Xu Yingwu sneered. “The demons want us to be passive. They will keep draining our strength. This also reduces their internal strife. As the number of medium-sized World Entrances increases, they will gradually intensify their attacks, which in turn, increases our losses.
“In the end, we will have pathetically few Great Solar Godfiends. They will then send a large number of third Firmament demon monarchs to spread throughout our world. We can’t defend the entire world with just a few Marquis Godfiends, Regis Godfiends, and Supremacies,” said Xu Yingwu. “The outcome will be the extinction of the human race!
“They are making us bleed,” said Xu Yingwu. “We won’t be able to resist them forever. Your two sects’ heritage is greater than mine. Perhaps you have better ideas.” Xu Yingwu snorted. “However, our Two World Island will definitely not be able to hold on. I’ll give you half a month to discuss this. If you can’t come up with other solutions within half a month, our Two World Island will begin abandoning all the small and medium-sized city passes.”
With that said, Xu Yingwu’s illusory figure vanished.