Archean Eon Art - Chapter 171
Chapter 171 – Churning Smoke
The demon monarchs immediately surrounded Jiang State Capital’s four city walls. Only Blackwater Palace Lord and the ten Skydemons were left on the plain.
“All of you, move out as well,” instructed Blackwater Palace Lord indifferently. “According to our agreement, we will infiltrate Jiang State Capital and carry out a massacre. We will force the Godfiends to appear before killing them.”
“Yes.” The ten Skydemons respectfully obeyed the order, split into four squads, and disappeared from the plain.
Blackwater Palace Lord looked at the distant Jiang State Capital before his body silently transformed into black water. The black water entered a nearby river and rapidly moved towards Jiang State Capital at terrifying speeds.
Outside Jiang State Capital’s western city wall.
The demon monarchs were blurry shadows as they charged towards the western city wall extremely quickly.
“We’ve finally arrived at the western city wall after taking a 150 kilometer detour. The western city wall is the furthest, so we were the slowest to arrive. The demon monarchs have already arrived at the other three walls.” Demon Monarch Goat looked at the towering western city wall in front of him. Currently, 30 demon monarchs were split into 12 groups. They were scattered around the western city wall—that spanned dozens of kilometers. Two demon monarchs stood beside Demon Monarch Goat.
“Leader, the demon monarchs are waiting for your command.” The other two demon monarchs were filled with anticipation.
Demon Monarch Goat’s excited eyes filled with killing intent.
They had been hiding in the human world for too long. They could finally storm a large city, something they didn’t dare do in the past.
However, there were no Marquis Godfiends in the city, while a fourth Firmament Skydemon led their attack!
“Let’s begin.” Demon Monarch Goat’s sharp claws pointed at the gloomy sky.
Blinding white light shot out from Demon Monarch Goat’s claws and into the sky. The beam of white light—1000 feet wide—was extremely eye-catching. Even mortals could see the dazzling beam of light from tens of kilometers away, much less the demon monarchs.
The light was a signal—the signal to attack together!
“Kill!” The demon monarchs led by Demon Monarch Cat—scattered outside the dozens of kilometers-long eastern city wall—charged at the city wall rapidly. At the southern city wall, the demon monarchs—led by Demon Monarch—also moved. Demon Monarch Tiger led the charge on the northern city wall. Demon Monarch Goat led the charge on the western city wall.
“Demon monarchs, there are demon monarchs!” The soldiers patrolling the city walls shouted frantically. Since the demon monarchs were no longer concealing themselves as they charged towards the city walls, the soldiers immediately saw their large figures.
Furthermore, since this was a state capital, the generals of the four city walls each had a Demon Seeking Token. Once demonic powers were released within 25 kilometers of the Demon Seeking Token, the tokens would alert the generals.
The four generals were shocked to see their Demon Seeking Tokens burning red-hot. After rushing out of their towers, they saw the demon monarchs that were charging towards the city walls. The demon monarchs’ speed made the mortal soldiers feel despair.
“Light the beacons!” screamed the generals.
In fact, the soldiers had already begun to light the beacons before they were even ordered to do so. Lighting the beacons was standard procedure once they discovered demon monarchs coming.
Billowing smoke rose from Jiang State Capital’s four city walls. The soldiers—on any city wall where a demon monarch was sighted—lit the beacons. Instantly, smoke from over a hundred beacons billowed up!
“Hahaha…” The demon monarchs jumped up the city walls.
These 80-kilometer-long, 300-foot-tall city walls were not used to block demon monarchs, but ordinary demons! No matter how tall they built the walls, demon monarchs could scale them easily. Mortal soldiers were not threats to demon monarchs.𝑓𝙧𝙚𝙚w𝙚𝙗𝒏oν𝐞l. c𝑜𝙢
A blood-red fog spread out.
As Demon Monarch Cat jumped up the city wall, several attacks sliced through the area. Soldiers on the city walls were killed like harvesting wheat. They all fell to the ground as the blood-red fog filled the area.
Kill! Kill! Kill! Demon Monarch Cat’s eyes began to turn red with ferocity.
The other demon monarchs scaled the city walls and slaughtered wantonly. The mortals despaired.
These demon monarchs had followed the law of the jungle ever since they had been born. They had been stuck in the human world for too long. Now that they could begin a large-scale attack, they could sate their bloodlust.
The sky above Jiang State was gloomy as rain poured.
Meng Chuan held an umbrella as he walked through Jiang State Capital’s streets. He wore a dark-cyan robe—given to him by Archean Mountain. He knew that an attack was coming ever since they had interrogated the Skydemon Sect disciples.
Oh? Meng Chuan stared off into the horizon. He could see the columns of smoke rising from the city walls.
Smoke is rising from the eastern city wall. Meng Chuan’s expression changed as he glanced around him.
The southern wall, the western city wall, the northern city wall…
Smoke was rising everywhere. Over a hundred beacons were lit within a few seconds.
Meng Chuan’s expression changed. Demon monarchs are invading from all directions. A large-scale assault?
Meng Chuan was extremely fast. He could be considered the fastest among Regis Godfiends. However, each of the city walls was 80 kilometers long. Even Meng Chuan would take five minutes to cover the city wall perimeter. How many people would die in five minutes? Furthermore, the five minutes weren’t inclusive of his battle time. Besides, the demon monarchs wouldn’t stay put. They would scatter throughout the city and massacre everybody.
At this moment, even Meng Chuan found Jiang State Capital too big! After the demons had invaded the human world, state capitals were one of the safest places in the world. Jiang State Capital had constantly expanded for 800 years, resulting in a population of 7 million. Jiang State Capital had four city walls, each 80 kilometers long.
Don’t panic. There are many other Godfiends in the city. Meng Chuan calmed himself down. Jiang State’s Archean Mountain branch is located in the city’s northwest. Many Godfiends reside in the city’s eastern region… The southern region has the least Godfiends. I should head there first.
Although it took time to describe, Meng Chuan instantly made up his mind in reality. With a whoosh, he transformed into a bolt of lightning and disappeared. The umbrella he had been holding fell to the ground. The wind blew the umbrella, causing it to tumble several times on the ground before falling into the river.
Most Godfiends were at Jiang State Capital’s Archean Mountain branch. Fifteen Godfiends immediately reinforced the city’s northern and western regions. Similar arrangements occurred in the city’s eastern and southern regions.
The Godfiends had long prepared for a demon monarch attack. However, they still lacked Godfiends, no matter how they prepared. After all, Godfiends also had to guard prefecture cities, city passes, and etc. The demons and Skydemon Sect could focus on attacking one city.
I hope we can hold on this time. Archean Mountain branch’s dean, Dean Chang, had grizzled hair. He stood on the tallest bell tower and observed the overall situation. He flipped his right hand, and a black wooden box—as large as his palm—appeared. Dean Chang glanced at the wooden box. The sect sure is ruthless. Only when the Godfiends are completely defeated, or over twenty percent of the city’s population is killed can I use it. If not, I will be a human sinner.
When Dean Chang saw the hundred-plus columns of smoke, he knew that a large number of demon monarchs had invaded the city and were massacring the humans.
This ate at him, but he also understood that a defensive treasure wasn’t the same as a powerful Godfiend. It was gone once it was used. He had to wait for the right moment to use the defensive treasure. In fact, it would be even better if they hadn’t used the defensive treasure even after the state capital was attacked for decades.