Archean Eon Art - Chapter 199
Chapter 199 – First Battle
Liu Qiyue held an ancient bow and carried a quiver on her back. A pair of dazzling flaming wings spread out, causing her to float in the air. She was about a kilometer away from the battlefield.
A kilometer was sufficiently safe and suitable for Liu Qiyue to unleash her prowess.
Chi! Chi! Chi!
Liu Qiyue coldly looked down and strung three flaming arrows. With the storage bag containing extra arrows, Liu Qiyue focused on the power of her arrows instead of conserving arrows.
When she strung her bow, Meng Chuan transformed into a bolt of lightning and swooped down.
Liu Qiyue and Meng Chuan! Demon Monarch Cat’s expression changed. Archean Mountain only had about 1000 Great Solar Godfiends, and the truly terrifying ones numbered just over a hundred. Meng Chuan, Liu Qiyue, Xue Feng, Yang Fang, Zhang Yunfeng, and so on were on the list! Liu Qiyue was one of the three most threatening Great Solar Godfiends because once she used Phoenix’s Nirvana, she had the combat strength of a Marquis Godfiend.
However, Phoenix’s Nirvana burned her lifespan, so she wouldn’t use the technique unless she was desperate.
“Senior Brother Meng.” The purple-robed woman, the silver-armored man, and the other Godfiends felt relieved. They could be saved now!
With a flash of lightning, Meng Chuan rushed towards the demon monarchs.
Swish! Swish! Swish!
Liu Qiyue had shot out three arrows as she stared at the demon monarchs with ice-cold eyes. The three flaming arrows were faster than Meng Chuan.
“Join forces and kill Meng Chuan,” shouted Demon Monarch Cat via voice transmission. “Otherwise, none of us will escape here alive! Trap him.”
A thin tree demon monarch stood still as tree roots, branches, and vines drilled out from the ground and swirled towards Meng Chuan.
The moment Meng Chuan closed in, a black baneful aura spread out from his body. Meng Chuan’s baneful aura appeared illusory, but it was extremely cold. The six demon monarchs’ bodies trembled when the baneful aura touched them. Only Demon Monarch Cat remained unaffected by it while the other five demon monarchs were weakened. The roots, branches, and vines froze, becoming much slower.
“Die.” Meng Chuan knew his strength well. Normally, he would be unable to kill these six demon monarchs easily. Thus, he didn’t hesitate to fuse the Power of Essence Soul with his Quintessential Essence, boosting his strength to the threshold of a Marquis Godfiend. Meng Chuan split into eight identical figures as they attacked the six demon monarchs simultaneously.
The black baneful aura provided him cover as his terrifying saber beams flew towards the demon monarchs.
Not good. With the fusion of the Powerful of Essence Soul and Quintessential Essence, this strike made everyone—including Demon Monarch Cat—feel fear.
Meng Chuan killed two demon monarchs the moment the saber beams struck them. Liu Qiyue shot dead one demon monarch and injured two other demon monarchs. Since they were busy dealing with Meng Chuan’s saber beams, Liu Qiyue’s arrows had miraculous results thanks to Meng Chuan’s baneful aura blocking the demon monarchs’ sight.
Only Demon Monarch Cat remained safe and sound.
Not good. Demon Monarch Cat was lucky to dodge the attacks. Without any false pretense of hope, he immediately fled from the scene.
After fusing his Quintessential Essence with the Power of Essence Soul, Meng Chuan’s strength was close to that of a Marquis Godfiend. With his speed, he easily killed the injured demon monarchs.
What do I do? What do I do? I can’t be faster than Meng Chuan. The escaping Demon Monarch Cat suddenly realized that four arrows were heading towards him. The arrows were as fast as shooting stars. When they came close, they suddenly changed directions and blocked his path.
It forced Demon Monarch Cat to slow down, allowing Meng Chuan to catch up.
I can’t escape underground or fly. What do I do? Demon Monarch Cat was extremely anxious. Fleeing? There was no way he could compete with Meng Chuan’s speed.
“Die!” Meng Chuan slashed out with his saber.
The moment Demon Monarch Cat turned his head, the third eye at his glabella blinked, causing invisible waves to shoot towards Meng Chuan.
Meng Chuan’s Quintessential Essence barrier around his body was useless as the invisible waves penetrated his head, affecting the insides of his head.
Oh? Meng Chuan felt a stabbing pain in his head. Great Solar Godfiends’ bodies had undergone a transformation when they first advanced into the Great Solar realm. Their bodies were naturally different from mortal bodies. Even the head—which was usually weak and easy to pierce—had become extremely tough. However, against Demon Monarch Cat’s invisible attack, the pain in their head would usually cause Great Solar Godfiends to lose control of their bodies.
However, Meng Chuan had attained the Diamond Body. Every single particle in his body had been cultivated. He had become extremely resilient and had a very tenacious lifeforce. Due to this, Demon Monarch Cat’s attack only caused a slight stabbing pain to Meng Chuan, but it couldn’t affect his strength.
Whoosh. Meng Chuan continued attacking without any delay, slashing out a saber beam.
“What?” Demon Monarch Cat was alarmed as his body twisted strangely, barely dodging the strike.
Liu Qiyue shot out three more flaming arrows from high above. The arrows flew down at high speed, much faster than Meng Chuan’s saber beams. At similar technique realm and cultivation realm, arrows were much faster than other weapons; thus, posing a greater threat.
After Demon Monarch Cat dodged Meng Chuan’s saber, he had to dodge three arrows.
“Oh?” Meng Chuan executed the Heart Saber Stance, sending a saber beam—which would result in the Yin-Yang blast—at Demon Monarch Cat.
The saber beam and the three arrows arrived virtually at the same time.
Demon Monarch Cat’s body strangely twisted as he dodged the saber beam and two arrows. However, one arrow pierced through his body. Demon Monarch Cat continued to escape frantically, but after being hit by an arrow, his speed had clearly decreased. He couldn’t withstand Meng Chuan’s next strike.
No! The saber sliced through his body amidst his indignant, frenzied escape.
Chi! Chi! Chi~ Lifeblood surged out from Demon Monarch Cat’s corpse into Demon Slayer. In seconds, his corpse was reduced to dust.
It managed to dodge two strikes in a row despite being so close to me? It was only because of Qiyue’s help that I managed to kill it with the third strike. Meng Chuan watched Demon Monarch Cat turn to dust in surprise. In terms of speed, it’s inferior to me, but the variations in its movements are much better than mine.
Demon Monarch Cat’s entire body was like a boneless blanket, agile and unpredictable.
Meng Chuan took the items left behind by Demon Monarch Cat. Since it had a divine power, it might be a demon sage descendant. Maybe it has some good treasures like Demon Monarch White Fox.
Liu Qiyue landed on the ground, and Meng Chuan came to her side.
“Senior Brother Meng, Senior Sister Liu.” The purple-robed woman and the other Godfiends were extremely grateful for their timely help. “If it weren’t for both of you, we would have died under Demon Monarch Cat’s claws.”
“With your strength, I believe you could still hold out for a little longer,” said Meng Chuan with a smile.
“That Demon Monarch Cat’s divine power was extremely difficult to deal with. Just one blink of its third eye makes one feel a throbbing headache. There’s no way to resist it,” said the silver-armored man with a smile. “As for Senior Brother Meng, you managed to pursue it without giving it a chance to fight back. It’s really impressive how you killed it with just a few strikes.”
“Demon Monarch Cat was indeed powerful. If not for Senior Brother Meng and Senior Sister Liu, the four of us wouldn’t have survived.” The purple-robed woman also smiled. She was naturally happy to have survived. Besides, the six demon monarchs were now dead.
Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue exchanged glances. Meng Chuan said, “The demon monarchs have been eliminated. I’ll leave the matters here to you.”
“Don’t worry, Senior Brother Meng.” said the four Godfiends immediately.
With that, Meng Chuan left with Liu Qiyue as a bolt of lightning and disappeared into the horizon.
“Senior Brother Meng and his wife are indeed powerful.” The purple-robed woman sighed in amazement. “One can shoot arrows from far away. Unless it’s an avian demon monarch, most demon monarchs won’t be able to touch Senior Sister Liu. The other fights in close combat. Senior Brother Meng and two other senior brothers once joined forces to kill a fourth Firmament Skydemon. Now, from the looks of it, he’s indeed extraordinary when it comes to melee combat. Even Demon Monarch Cat couldn’t withstand a few strikes.”
“He’s naturally capable if he can kill a fourth Firmament Skydemon with help.”
“Senior Sister Cheng, you also mastered a transcendent-grade Godfiend Body. In the future, you will also be comparable to Senior Brother Meng.”
“That’s right. If not for Senior Sister Cheng, the three of us would have been killed by Demon Monarch Cat a long time ago,” said another Godfiend.
The purple-robed woman was the captain of their team. She cultivated a transcendent-grade Godfiend body and had achieved peak Sword Soul. She was considered very powerful. Of course, Meng Chuan was stronger than her thanks to the Black Metal Sutra, Diamond Body, and Essence Soul.
It was an easy reinforcement.
The couple returned with a good mood.
“Our first rescue together outside our designated area went so smoothly,” said Liu Qiyue with a smile. “We saved the Godfiends and killed all the demon monarchs.”
“This is just the minority.” Meng Chuan explained, “According to my past experiences as a Patroller, a number of Godfiends would have already died by the time I arrived. Those four were pretty powerful. They only survived because they cooperated well enough.”
“Yes.” Liu Qiyue nodded. She had less experience than Meng Chuan.
“However, our teamwork is indeed good,” said Meng Chuan with a smile. With his wife’s arrows, it was much easier for him to attack in close proximity. “Without your help, we mightn’t have killed all the demon monarchs if they had fled in all directions.”
Liu Qiyue smiled and said, “Apart from Demon Monarch Cat, the other demon monarchs weren’t that strong. I only shot a few arrows.”
“There will be plenty of opportunities in the future,” said Meng Chuan.
As the couple chatted, they continued heading towards Gu Mountain Prefecture.