Archean Eon Art - Chapter 183
Chapter 183 – A Trap
Yang Fang felt his body age significantly after casting the forbidden Godfiend spell. He had probably lost several years of his lifespan. As for Zhang Yunfeng, he was already very old. The side-effects for using a forbidden Godfiend spell was even greater. One could see Zhang Yunfeng grow older visibly.
“Haha, I cultivate the Indestructible Divine Body. I’m the best when it comes to healing,” said Zhang Yunfeng with a smile. “Before I die, I can maintain my peak strength. Even if I don’t take action now, I can only live for two to three years. I should do more while I’m still alive. When it comes to killing demon monarchs, I can match 10 to 20 Great Solar Godfiends.”
Two to three more years? Meng Chuan’s heart trembled when he heard that. Meng Chuan was young, so even if he didn’t train with the body cultivation system, he would completely recover in a few months after using forbidden Godfiend spells. Since he had attained the Diamond Body, he would recover from the side-effects within several hours.
However, Zhang Yunfeng was too old. Every time he used a forbidden Godfiend spell, his lifespan would shorten. In order to kill Blackwater Palace Lord, he had maintained his forbidden Godfiend spell for far too long.
“Let’s go. Fewer Godfiends might die if I make the trip,” said Zhang Yunfeng with a smile.
“Alright.” After seeing Zhang Yunfeng’s resolute gaze, Meng Chuan didn’t persuade him any further. “Let’s go.”
The two instantly transformed into lightning and flew north.
Yang Fang and Dean Chang watched them leave.
“Humanity has a large group of Godfiends like Senior Brother Zhang who are willing to sacrifice their lives,” said Dean Chang. “I believe that humans… will definitely win the war against the demons!”
Yang Fang nodded. “For sure.”
Yang Fang stayed behind in Jiang State Capital. After all, seven million people lived here. They had to maintain sufficient strength to defend the city. In fact, the demons wouldn’t dare attack Jiang State Capital after losing a fourth Firmament Skydemon. Before the humans completely abandoned the middle-sized city passes, demons would have limited strength in the human world.
Meng Chuan quickly rushed off with Zhang Yunfeng. A domain enveloped the pair, reducing Meng Chuan’s burden.
He transformed into a bolt of lightning and streaked across the sky. When he used Swallow Stance in midair, he crossed a raging river that was 2.5 kilometers wide.
Even while carrying Zhang Yunfeng around, he could still leap 1.5 kilometers in a single flash.
“What speed.” Zhang Yunfeng admired Meng Chuan’s speed as he was brought along. He was astounded. “Junior Brother Meng, you can move at such astonishing speed even while carrying me. During battles with demons, you will be more important than many Godfiends.”
Meng Chuan smiled and said, “We humans have 12 types of transcendent-grade Godfiend bodies. The Lightning Devastator Fiend body is famous for its speed. When it comes to killing enemies head-on, the Thirteen Swordbane Fiend Body and Samsara Divine Body are much better than me.”
In terms of explosive power, Phoenix Divine Body experts had the greatest. The Phoenix’s Nirvana technique allowed a Phoenix Divine Body expert to burn their lifeforce, producing inconceivable strength. But when it came to overall strength, the Thirteen Swordbane Fiend Body and Samsara Divine Body were stronger than all other Godfiend bodies.
“Don’t be modest. I heard that the Black Metal Sutra that you cultivate is a swift saber art. With your speed, you will be invincible when you cultivate it to the extreme,” said Zhang Yunfeng with a smile. “Senior Guo Ke—who created the Heart Saber back then—was invincible in that era despite only being a Regis Godfiend. Even Creation Supremacies weren’t his match.”
“I haven’t been cultivating for long, and my saber arts are still nascent,” said Meng Chuan. It was only during the battle with Blackwater Palace Lord that he had reached the peak of Saber Soul. He was still one step away from reaching the Saber Dao realm.
The two chatted as they rushed towards Changfeng Prefecture.
Oh? Meng Chuan and Zhang Yunfeng suddenly gazed into the distance. Outside a prefecture city, they could see Godfiends chasing after demon monarchs.
“You won’t escape!” Five Godfiends crossed the city walls and continued to pursue the demon monarchs with all their might. The three demon monarchs fled together, but they weren’t panicking. They cooperated with each other, making it difficult for the Godfiends to kill them.
“We have already given up on the prefecture city, but you are still chasing after us?” shouted a rat demon monarch.
“Continue chasing after us! We have companions that are going to rendezvous with us. We will capture all of you Godfiends in a while,” roared Demon Monarch Bear.
A flower demon was stuck to Demon Monarch Bear’s body as it released pollen—which diffused in all directions.
“You want to flee after killing tens of thousands of humans?” The five Godfiends were filled with rage, unwilling to let the demon monarchs escape.
Suddenly, a bolt of lightning descended from the sky. It landed directly beside Demon Monarch Rat.
“This is—!” Demon Monarch Rat was shocked as he watched the lightning descend. He saw two figures amidst the lightning—a black-robed youth and a white-haired elder.
“Senior Brother Meng, Senior Brother Zhang!” The five Godfiends—who were in pursuit of the three demon monarchs—were delighted. They naturally recognized the famous Senior Brother Meng Chuan as well as Senior Brother Zhang Yunfeng.
A saber beam swept past Demon Monarch Rat’s neck, sending his head flying. He was dead.
A vast white domain enveloped Demon Monarch Bear and the flower demon. Countless white threads penetrated Demon Monarch Bear and the flower demon’s bodies, killing them instantly.
“Let’s go,” said Zhang Yunfeng.
Meng Chuan nodded. The duo transformed into lightning again and headed towards Changfeng Prefecture as fast as they could.
“Thank you, Senior Brothers.” The five Godfiends were overjoyed. Under normal circumstances, it would be a blessing if they could kill one or two demon monarchs. Furthermore, they didn’t dare go too far. They needed to guard the city. Meng Chuan and Zhang Yunfeng had rendered great assistance by killing the three demon monarchs.
As Demon Monarch Snake stayed coiled, black fog permeated the area as it invaded the tunnels. Everyone in the tunnels howled in despair before falling silent.
This caused the six distant Godfiends to feel incomparable grief and indignation. They watched the demon monarchs slaughter the mortal humans helplessly, unable to do anything to stop them.
“How is this Demon Monarch Snake so strong?”
“Even a Great Solar Godfiend can’t withstand its divine powers.”
These Godfiends were extremely anxious. Changfeng Prefecture City had a population of 1.2 million. They couldn’t give up so easily.
Within the black fog domain.
“Your Majesty,” spoke Demon Monarch Snake respectfully via voice transmission. “Are we just going to continue slaughtering mortals like this?”
“Continue the massacre. With your domain, you will take an hour to slaughter all the people in the city. It’s still early. The humans will definitely send more powerful Godfiends to reinforce the city.” A figure surfaced from underground and appeared beside Demon Monarch Snake. He was only ten feet tall, and his body was covered in a black carapace. He had two curved horns on his head and a long scorpion tail.
“Yes,” replied Demon Monarch Snake respectfully. Demon Monarch Snake was only a third Firmament elite demon monarch that was skilled at domains!
The so-called Poison Fog divine power was actually an ordinary poisonous fog. No, the main purpose of the poisonous fog was for concealment! The poisonous fog concealed the true killer of the many powerful Godfiends—a fourth Firmament demon monarch—Greater Demon Monarch Zhuang Fu.
“Marquis Godfiends are guarding the medium-sized city passes. This is a rare opportunity to slaughter Great Solar Godfiends and below. If we miss this chance, Marquis Godfiends will guard the entire world after this. It would be impossible to kill Godfiends like this when that happens.” Greater Demon Monarch Zhuang Fu had an imposing appearance and was considered quite attractive among the demons. After all, he was a fourth Firmament demon monarch and a member of the demons’ Zhuang family.
The Zhuang family represented the Scorpion Demon Sage’s bloodline.
“We have to seize this rare opportunity and kill them all,” said Greater Demon Monarch Zhuang Fu with a smile. “Blackwater Palace Lord has attacked Jiang State Capital and has diverted attention. As for me, I’ve been waiting quietly in Changfeng Prefecture. All reinforcements shall be killed. The Godfiends that come to reinforce the city are definitely elites.”
“How wise you are, Your Majesty,” praised Demon Monarch Snake.
Greater Demon Monarch Zhuang Fu nodded slightly and suddenly stared into the distance. “More Godfiends are here!”
From afar, a bolt of lightning streaked across the sky. Two figures could be seen amidst the lightning.
“They are strong Godfiends.” Zhuang Fu’s eyes lit up. The more credit he earned, the more rewards he would receive from the demons. The internal competition in the Zhuang family was very intense. Although the human world was also dangerous, it was easier to earn credit here.
The lightning streaked across the sky and landed in Changfeng Prefecture. The duo landed next to the six Godfiends.
Upon seeing the black-robed youth and white-haired elder, the six Godfiends immediately greeted, “Senior Brother Zhang, Senior Brother Meng.”
In just five minutes, Meng Chuan and Zhang Yunfeng arrived at Changfeng Prefecture—which stood 400 kilometers away from Jiang State Capital. Along the way, they had killed five demon monarchs and one Skydemon.
“What’s going on?” Meng Chuan and Zhang Yunfeng weren’t in a hurry to take action. Instead, they inquired about the situation whilst observing the three demon monarchs inside the black fog. The coiled-up snake demon monarch was the most eye-catching.