Archean Eon Art - Chapter 165
Chapter 165 – Eruption
“I cultivate the Lightning Devastator Fiend Body,” said Meng Chuan with a humble smile. “In direct combat, my strength is just below the threshold for Marquis Godfiends. The only thing worth mentioning is my speed.”
For the past two years, he remained at Greater Mastery of Saber Soul. When he fused the Power of Essence Soul with his Quintessential Essence, his strength was just below the threshold for Marquis Godfiends. He could maintain this fusion for a relatively long time.
When he fused the Power of Essence Soul with his Diamond Body and Quintessential Essence and used a forbidden spell, he would have the strength of a weak Marquis Godfiend. However, he couldn’t maintain this state for long! Both Zhang Yunfeng and Yang Fang had the strength of a weak Marquis Godfiend in their normal states. Meng Chuan was still inferior to his two senior brothers. If his senior brothers were to use forbidden spells, they would be much stronger. However, they were old. Every time they used a forbidden spell, their lifespans would shorten greatly.
“Junior Brother Meng, you’re so young, but your strength is already close to a Marquis Godfiend’s. It really makes me envious,” said Yang Fang with a smile.
Zhang Yunfeng smiled as well. “You can match a Regis Godfiend’s speed at the Great Solar realm with your perfected Lightning Devastator Fiend Body. According to the information given to me by Archean Mountain, Junior Brother Meng’s speed is at the top even among Regis Godfiends.”
Meng Chuan was shocked. He knew that Archean Mountain had definitely calculated Meng Chuan’s speed after he had become a Patroller. But he didn’t think that this information would be provided to Zhang Yunfeng.
“Junior Brother Meng,” said Zhang Yunfeng. “Other than defending Jiang State Capital, we are also responsible for reinforcing the surrounding prefecture cities.”
“Reinforcing the surrounding prefecture cities?” Meng Chuan was surprised.
“Yes.” Zhang Yunfeng nodded. “In the past, Marquis Godfiends were the ones responsible for reinforcing the surrounding cities. Now, this job is left to Great Solar Godfiends. Whenever we are required to reinforce a city, take me along with you. Together, we can deal with many dangers. Even if you bring me along, you will still be faster than many Marquis Godfiends.”
“However, compared to a Regis Godfiend, I might be slightly inferior,” said Meng Chuan.
“That’s fine.” Zhang Yunfeng nodded with a smile.
“If the two of you are reinforcing the cities, what about me?” Yang Fang glared.
Meng Chuan frowned slightly as his eyes scanned Yang Fang’s stocky body. Yang Fang—who cultivated a Great Strength Fiend Body—was very heavy. His speed would be affected greatly if he took him along.
“I’m best at domains. I can reduce the impact on his speed when Meng Chuan brings me along,” said Zhang Yunfeng. “If you come with us, Meng Chuan will drastically slow down. Besides, I’m afraid the demons might try to lure us out of the state capital. When Meng Chuan and I are reinforcing a nearby city, you will have to lead the Godfiends and protect Jiang State Capital.”
“Alright, fine.” Yang Fang nodded.
The three of them were to defend Jiang State Capital secretly—they were the strongest Godfiends here.
On the surface, Jiang State Capital was guarded by other Godfiends. However, they were much weaker. These Godfiends could use their tokens to alert the three commanding Godfiends.
“From today onwards, Junior Brother Yang and I will be staying in this mansion,” said Zhang Yunfeng. “Junior Brother Meng, you are to go incognito and roam around Jiang State Capital. See if any demon monarchs or Skydemons have sneaked in. With your speed, you can join us quickly whenever you are needed.”
“Alright.” Meng Chuan nodded.
Meng Chuan changed into a black robe. He controlled the muscles and bones on his face, making himself look colder. Even his hairstyle was changed slightly. He now looked like an ordinary saber-wielder that roamed the world.
“Boatman, set off.”
There was a river in Jiang State Capital. Meng Chuan sat inside a boat with a black awning. He was drinking wine and eating some food as he sat inside the boat. The boatman paddled along the river; the boat slowly proceeded forward.
Crossing the city on a boat was normal. However, most people did it with friends. Doing it alone was rare.
The boatman didn’t dare to say anything after seeing the stern expression on Meng Chuan’s face.
While he was drinking wine, Meng Chuan was busy scanning all auras within a kilometer radius. Demons and Skydemon Sect’s spies were very careful after entering human cities. It was very difficult to find spies using only one’s eyes. However, because he could sense all auras within a kilometer radius with his perception domain, the demonic auras of demons and those from the Skydemon sect couldn’t evade detection.
Most of Skydemon Sect’s minions were unqualified to cultivate the Skydemon Sect’s formulas. Only disciples that had truly joined the Skydemon Sect could learn the Skydemon Sect’s formulas. The majority that served the Skydemon Sect did it for the money. Most had no idea they were serving the Skydemon Sect.
He rode on the boat for an hour. He didn’t discover any demons or Skydemon Sect disciples.
Jiang State Capital has always been guarded by Marquis Godfiends in the past. Marquis Godfiends have Essence Souls; thus, they can sense auras.
The Skydemon Sect disciples must be very cautious. They probably send their subordinates to gather information instead of entering the city personally.
The entire human world was affected by turbulent undercurrents. On the surface, everything seemed to be the same.
On 27th February, all small and medium-sized city passes’ populations were being relocated after receiving orders from Archean Mountain, Black Sand Grotto-Heaven, and Two World Island.
Of course, not every city pass was inhabited by humans. Some city passes out in the sea were surrounded by water. Only Godfiends were presiding over those city passes. Even mortal soldiers weren’t sent to those city passes! This was because the vast sea was a massive obstruction to the demons. Even if they exited those city passes, they would have to enter the sea to get to land. Aquatic demons didn’t survive for long because Godfiends would sweep through the area and slaughter any aquatic demons they encountered.
It was too difficult to cross the vast ocean and reach land. Most small and medium-sized city passes had mortal humans living in them.
“The demons are about to launch a large-scale attack. All North River Pass residents are to relocate. Pack up quickly. We are setting off in four hours.”
27th February, morning.
The entire North River Pass was in a commotion. Hundreds of thousands of residents found the news shocking.
“The demons are going to launch a large-scale attack?”
“We have to move? Can’t we stop them?”
They found it hard to leave their hometown. Many had lived in North River Pass their entire lives. They experienced numerous demon attacks every year. They knew that if North River Pass was breached by demons, hundreds of thousands of people would be slaughtered.
Therefore—no matter how unwilling they were—every family packed their belongings and prepared to relocate. Fortunately, most people had been cultivating since they were young. There were very few at the Marrow Cleansing realm. Most reached the Foundation Establishment realm and Internal Tempering realm. For them, it was very easy for one person to pull a wooden wagon and carry 500 kilograms of goods. There were very few ox and horse carriages. Most were pulled by humans manually.
Since a census of North River Pass’s population had already been done, everybody followed the relocation arrangements. They were heading towards nearby prefecture and county cities. These cities were roughly 100 kilometers away from North River Pass. Moving such distances en masse was too difficult. It was more pragmatic to relocate them somewhere closer.
“It won’t be easy for hundreds of thousands of people to migrate.” Marquis Heavenstar stood above North River Pass and looked down. “The mountain roads are difficult to travel. For hundreds of thousands of people to traverse over 100 kilometers—with mountains along the way—they will probably take a month or two. They would be several times faster if they were on flat plains.”
“Yes.” Liu Qiyue and Fan Cheng nodded.
There were many mountain paths that were extremely narrow. They even had to walk along cliffs.
“Even if they are relocated, we have to continue defending,” said Marquis Heavenstar. “Otherwise, third Firmament demon monarchs will threaten other city passes’ relocation. The Great Relocation Plan has to end before we can retreat from the city pass.”
Dong! Dong! Dong!
The sound of drums echoed.
Marquis Heavenstar turned his head.
Thirty-five third Firmament demon monarchs were advancing through the kilometer-long World Entrance. The demons began attacking!
“We’ve just given the order, and the city will only set off in four hours,” said Marquis Heavenstar with a cold laugh. “Yet, the demons have already begun attacking. There will always be idiots who leak information!”
Among the human Godfiends, some weren’t really betraying the human race. They remained on the humans’ side. However, they would occasionally leak information for some benefits.