Archean Eon Art - Chapter 200
Chapter 200 – Passing By
Willow River Fort was an ordinary village fort in Wu State and had over 6000 villagers living in it. The fort was squarish in shape, with many dwellings inside. It was like an extremely large ant nest with many mechanisms and tunnels hidden down below! It would be very difficult for ordinary demons to attack it. Even if they breached the fort, it would be equally difficult to breach the individual tunnels.
“Lord Qian, good morning.”
“Greetings, Lord Qian.”
Qian Mo came to the market in the middle of the fort. He could see the sky here; the sun shone brightly. Therefore, the villagers were usually happy to come to the market. Merchants and hawkers in the fort gathered here.
The villagers addressed him respectfully as “Lord Qian” because the villagers knew that the Imperial Court had arranged for soldiers to be stationed at the fort. Lord Qian was the leader of those soldiers, so even the village chief had to be extremely respectful towards him.
“Lord Qian.” Barefoot children stopped laughing and running to greet him.
“Hong, here are some meat buns for you.” Qian Mo handed three meat buns wrapped in lotus leaves to him. He had already eaten two meat buns.
The child was gluttonous, but he was somewhat embarrassed to receive the meat buns.
“Have some.” Qian Mo placed the meat buns in the child’s arms. He had given pointers to youths after living in the fort for a while now. He liked the very outstanding ones.
“Thank you, Lord Qian.” Hong thanked him happily.
“Move along.” Qian Mo waved his hand and continued to window shop.
Earth Net was everywhere across the world. Many conscripted soldiers patrolled several areas, and many village forts had become intelligence nodes. Qian Mo was an Indestructible Godfiend. He managed the intelligence network of several county cities and lived in Willow River Fort.
“Oh?” Qian Mo suddenly sensed a surge of demonic energy outside the fort. Furthermore, the demonic aura was heading straight for Willow River Fort. This caused his expression to change as he quickly rushed to the top of the fort.
Clang! Clang! Clang! Several bells sounded hurriedly.
In the fort, the relaxed villagers’ faces changed. They quickly rushed towards a nearby tunnel with their children.
With a loud bang, a 20-foot-tall cyan-robed demon monarch appeared above the fort. A terrifying demonic aura emanated from it. His trotter suddenly descended, causing a roof to collapse with a loud thud as he stared down at the fort.
Another two figures appeared above the fort. One a 50-foot-tall bear demon monarch, and the other a rat demon monarch—roughly the size of a human child.
Demon Monarch Bear’s body was covered with thick gray fur. He was nearly half the height of the entire fort. He dropped down to the fort. After it landed, he struck out in all directions. The huge fort trembled, and many places turned to rubble.
After destroying the buildings above, the demon monarchs could slaughter the mortals hidden in the tunnels below.
Demon Monarchs. Qian Mo restrained his aura and approached the top of the fort. He didn’t care about the collapse of many buildings around him. He easily withstood the collapse with his body without releasing his Quintessential Essence.
I’ll kill one with a sneak attack first. I’ll then have the confidence to kill the other two demon monarchs single-handedly. Qian Mo stared at the rat demon monarch. The cyan-robed demon monarch had hints of being the leader. The bear demon monarch had coarse skin and thick flesh, so it was clear that he would not be easily killed. The rat demon monarch’s body looked the weakest.
When Demon Monarch Bear destroyed the massive fort, Qian Mo took the opportunity to charge out.
Oh? Demon Monarch Rat immediately turned his head and saw two saber beams flying at him. Demon Monarch Rat didn’t dare take the attack head-on. With swift movements, he dodged the saber beams like a ghost.
Pfft! Pfft! Pfft…
After more than ten consecutive strikes, Qian Mo cast a forbidden Godfiend spell and continued to execute his killer moves. However, Demon Monarch Rat only focused on escaping and was only hit by one strike. A demon monarch’s body was ultimately resilient—no matter the race—and the strike only left a wound on its back. It didn’t injure the demon monarch much.
“There’s a Godfiend!” shouted Demon Monarch Rat.
“A Godfiend?” Alarmed, the cyan-robed demon monarch and the bear demon monarch rushed over.
This rat demon monarch’s movement technique is too exquisite. I managed to injure it, but I failed to kill it. Qian Mo immediately knew that something was amiss, but the cyan-robed demon monarch and bear demon monarch had already surrounded him.
“Die Godfiend!” Demon Monarch Bear’s voice boomed like thunder. He struck out with his gigantic bear paw, producing a wind that distorted the surrounding area.
Qian Mo’s figure flashed as he dodged the terrifying bear paw. However, the cyan-robed demon monarch and the rat demon monarch had already reached him. The cyan-robed demon monarch’s sharp claws swiped at Qian Mo’s head.
Qian Mo used his two sabers to fight three demon monarchs alone. After struggling in battle for a while, Qian Mo felt that something was still amiss. He wasn’t afraid of the three second Firmament demon monarchs in a one-on-one fight. However, when the three of them worked together, it became difficult for him to fight them.
The rat demon monarch moved like a ghost. The bear demon monarch was domineering as he savagely attacked. The cyan-robed demon monarch’s attacks were sinister and difficult to deal with. When the three demon monarchs worked together, he could no longer fend them off with his two sabers. He felt like he was dancing on the edge of a blade. A single mistake would lead to him being torn apart by the three demon monarchs.
Run! Qian Mo leaped away.
Mmm? The three demon monarchs wanted to stop Qian Mo, but they realized that he was extremely fast.
“This Godfiend is quite fast.” Demon Monarch Bear was the clumsiest. Although Demon Monarch Rat was agile, its speed was incomparable to Qian Mo. Only the cyan-robed demon monarch could catch up to him. However, Qian Mo could fight a one-on-one battle while fleeing. The cyan-robed demon monarch was unable to stop him.
“Let’s kill the mortals!” The cyan-robed demon monarch roared angrily. “Since the Godfiend has fled, kill all the mortals here.”
“Kill the mortals and force him out,” shouted Demon Monarch Rat.
Demon Monarch Bear had already taken action. He destroyed the ground in no time. With his surging demonic energy, he easily discovered a nearby tunnel. His paws peeled the ceiling to the tunnel open and revealed the dozens of terrified villagers inside.
“Die.” Demon Monarch Bear immediately grabbed the dozen-plus villagers with his paws and jumped up. He then tore through a roof and flung the villagers away with a mighty swing. This killed all the villagers he had been holding. Blood splattered everywhere.
“Kill all the mortals here.” The cyan-robed demon monarch’s roar echoed throughout the fort.
About half a kilometer away, Qian Mo silently watched the villagers being thrown into the air by Demon Monarch Bear. He watched the three demon monarchs continue their destruction of the fort.
“I really can’t bear to see this any longer,” Qian Mo muttered to himself softly. He laughed self-deprecatingly and transformed into a blur as he headed for the village fort.
Humans were only humans because their emotions influenced them. Godfiends were also humans! Demon monarchs often slaughtered mortals to force Godfiends to appear. Some Godfiends knew that they couldn’t defeat the enemy, so they would sacrifice a large number of mortals to escape.
However, some Godfiends were willing to risk their lives for mortals!
“He’s here.” The three demon monarchs at Willow River Fort revealed ugly smiles.
Qian Mo’s eyes were filled with madness. Since he had decided to return to Willow River Fort, he wanted the 6000 villagers in Willow River Fort to survive. I’ve already requested for help from Archean Mountain. I hope that reinforcements will come in time!
“Continue slaughtering the mortals.” The cyan-robed demon monarch remained extremely calm as he sent a voice transmission. “Let this Godfiend go crazy and lose his calm. We’ll be able to kill him faster once he’s lost his calm.”
“Alright.” Demon Monarch Bear destroyed the resilient fort castle with his immense strength. With a wave of his paws, he stirred up demonic winds that tore huge rifts in the ground. These reached the deep tunnels directly.
Qian Mo—who had transformed into a blur—had already rushed into the fort. The three demon monarchs immediately surrounded him.
At this moment, Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue were traveling at lightning speed.