Archean Eon Art - Chapter 202
Chapter 202 – Demon Annihilation Guild
After returning to Gu Mountain Prefecture, Meng Chuan and his wife continued their cultivation in the mountain forest. They only returned to their residence at noon as per normal.
“Master, Madam.” The gatekeeper opened the door warmly. The middle-aged woman in charge of cooking gave a fawning smile. Lunch had already been prepared.
It wasn’t easy to live in a large city! The woman now permanently lived at the compound. This reduced the financial pressure on her family. Furthermore, Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue paid their two servants a handsome salary, so the woman naturally cherished this job. Meng Chuan and his wife had allowed the two servants to bring back any leftovers for their friends and family. Now, with the rise in prices of grain, vegetables, and meat in the prefecture city, many people couldn’t bear to eat things like rice and meat anymore. The leftovers they brought back delighted their families.
After lunch, Meng Chuan entered his study and began painting. Since the painting took him a long time, the scroll he originally used for the painting was no longer enough. He was already on his second scroll for this particular painting. His original plan was to have it all painted in a single long scroll. But, he now needed several long scrolls to finish his painting. As for how many scrolls he needed to complete the painting? Meng Chuan didn’t even know either. He followed his heart on such matters.
Qian Mo. Meng Chuan wanted to paint Qian Mo and other Godfiends that were like Qian Mo.
He picked up his brush and started painting.
In that hazy morning, in the ruins of the village fort, a large number of people suffered as they hid in the tunnels… They made up the background. The focus of this scene were three ferocious demon monarchs and a heavily injured Godfiend—who charged towards the demon monarchs!
The demon monarchs were very smug. Due to their plan, the Godfiend stopped escaping and returned. It was equivalent to sending himself to his death.
The heavily injured Godfiend wore a determined look. He wanted to forge a path of survival for the countless mortals in the fort.
Meng Chuan fell silent as he painted. He had seen more than one Godfiend do this before, and he had heard of even more instances. Some Godfiends managed to hold out until reinforcements arrived. Very few managed to turn the tables and kill the demon monarchs. Most ended up dying.
Therefore, Archean Mountain had set strict rules. A Godfiend team had to abide by these rules. The four Godfiends could supervise each other, so it was still alright.
In the early stages of humanity’s great plan, Godfiends often acted alone. They took responsibility for their actions. Many Godfiends sacrificed themselves due to a moment of hotheadedness.
For some, it was their first time encountering demon monarchs massacring mortals. Some were simply unable to tolerate the wanton slaughter of numerous mortals. Angry, they charged forward! Despite knowing they were at a disadvantage, they still charged forward!
There were indeed miracles, but most ended up dying in battle.
When one was at a disadvantage, one should retreat. One only acted when they held the advantage! This was in line with military strategy, but not all Godfiends were capable of doing so. Meng Chuan only wanted to commemorate these Godfiends in his painting. If the war ended in the future, people would learn of these hot-headed Godfiends from these paintings. They would learn that it was because of these hot-headed Godfiends that many mortals were saved.
For example, Qian Mo saved 6,000 mortals.
The couple continued to live such a life. They held their roles as Patrollers of Gu Mountain Prefecture for a long time. With Meng Chuan’s speed, he slaughtered so many demon monarchs in Gu Mountain Prefecture that he left their forces in a sorry state. Even Greater Demon Monarch Fu Jiao speculated that Gu Mountain Prefecture had a powerful Godfiend guarding it. It could even be a Marquis Godfiend! Almost all third Firmament demon monarchs in Gu Mountain Prefecture had left, leaving behind a large number of second Firmament demon monarchs—who often wreaked havoc under orders.
These second Firmament demon monarchs scattered throughout the prefecture and fled after attacking. Meng Chuan tried his best, but because he was alone, there were many times he wasn’t unable to reach in time.
As for reinforcing various cities in other prefectures? After Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue successfully reinforced the Godfiend team, Archean Mountain began giving them additional missions. They came about once a month. Archean Mountain was still very cautious when assigning missions to the couple. Firstly, it was because the couple was too young. Secondly, it was because they had great potential. Archean Mountain knew it was almost certain for the duo to become Marquis Godfiends. They didn’t want the couple to encounter any danger they couldn’t deal with while they were still weak.
In the next decade or so, perhaps the two would become Marquis Godfiends! When that happened, Meng Chuan’s speed would be the best in the world, and Liu Qiyue’s Phoenix’s Nirvana would be equally powerful. They would be of great help when that happened.
Even though the pressure on them was immense, even though they knew that Meng Chuan was extremely fast, they were still cautious when deploying them.
In a county city on the border of Wu State and Qian State.
Beacon smoke billowed into the sky as five demon monarch corpses lay on the ground. Beside them were a Godfiend team, Meng Chuan and his wife, and a lone Godfiend chatting.
“Senior Brother Meng, Senior Sister Liu, it’s all thanks to Brother Wang Yan’s help this time.” The four Godfiends in the Godfiend team were rather excited.
One of them said, “If it weren’t for Brother Wang Yan suddenly helping us, probably one or two of us would be dead when you came, Senior Brother Meng.”
“I happened to pass by this county city.” The independent Godfiend, Wang Yan, carried a sword on his back and said with a smile, “I saw Godfiends and demon monarchs engaged in battle. Besides, an old friend of mine was amongst them. I naturally had to take action in such a dire situation.”
“Thank you, Brother Wang,” said Meng Chuan.
“There’s no need for that.” The independent Godfiend was handsome; his mustache made him look sharp. He immediately smiled and said, “Although I helped out, I was still suppressed by the demon monarchs. It was all thanks to you and your wife. The moment you two appeared, the demon monarchs all died. That’s what I call ability.”
Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue were very fond of this independent Godfiend.
“Brother Wang, are you from the Demon Annihilation Guild?” inquired Meng Chuan.
“Yes,” said Wang Yan and laughed self-deprecatingly. “Back then, I participated in Archean Mountain’s entrance examination as well. Unfortunately, I wasn’t in the top twenty. I went to the battlefield to accumulate credit, but it was too difficult to accumulate the required credit for entering the Godfiend Blood Pool. Thus, I did some missions for the Demon Annihilation Guild on the side. In the end, I managed to accumulate enough with them and became a Godfiend through the Demon Annihilation Guild.”
Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue nodded.
The Godfiends knew about the existence of the Demon Annihilation Guild. It was an organization that focused purely on assassination. Their organization didn’t recklessly kill people either. From their name, one could tell that they only targeted demons. The Demon Annihilation Guild mainly assassinated members of the Skydemon Sect! It also sought out demons that lurked all over the world.
The Demon Annihilation Guild gave out missions on a regular basis. Upon mission completion, one would gain credit. They could use the credit to exchange for what they wanted. For example, opportunities to enter the Godfiend Blood Pool or natural treasures could be exchanged with credit!
Meng Chuan and company didn’t know who was behind the Demon Annihilation Guild, but he could confirm that it had something to do with the three great sects. This was because members of the Demon Annihilation Guild could use any of the three major sects’ Godfiend Blood Pools.
Human Godfiends were mainly divided into three groups. The first group was the three great sects’ inner sect disciples. They were carefully selected and provided with plenty of resources. They had a near-certainty chance of becoming Great Solar Godfiends.
The second group was the three great sects’ outer sect disciples. They exchanged accumulated credit for opportunities, so they naturally had to follow the orders of the three large sects.
The third group belonged to the Demon Annihilation Guild. They were independent of the three great sects. They hid in the shadows. They mainly assassinated Skydemon Sect members and searched for demons.
Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue had a good impression of Demon Annihilation Guild’s Godfiends because their fathers were part of it. Liu Yebai and Meng Dajiang became Godfiends without Eastcalm Prefecture City’s Jadesun Palace knowing of it. There were no records of them on Archean Mountain’s public intelligence pool. It meant that Liu Yebai and Meng Dajiang were Godfiends of the third group—Demon Annihilation Guild’s Godfiends!
Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue had also asked their fathers, and their fathers admitted to it. There was no need to hide this from them.
“The Demon Annihilation Guild was mainly used to deal with the Skydemon Sect in the past.” Wang Yan sighed. “The Skydemon Sect hides in secret. Mortal Skydemon Sect disciples can be easily found and assassinated, but those Skydemons hide very carefully. Assassinations are very difficult. Therefore, it’s easy to accumulate credit in the beginning, but it’s difficult to earn credits after that.
“Now that the demons have invaded the human world en masse, it’s rather easy to accumulate credit by assassinating demon monarchs,” said Wang Yan with a smile. “I usually travel to various county cities and village forts. Whenever I discover a second Firmament demon monarch, I immediately ambush them and flee afterward. I can only hide when I encounter those third Firmament demon monarchs. Thankfully, as members of the Demon Annihilation Guild, we usually study ways to hide our aura.”
Meng Chuan nodded.
The Demon Annihilation Guild was indeed good at assassination. For example, if his father didn’t unleash his full strength, people would think he was a mortal. Even his grandaunt and the others couldn’t tell his true cultivation realm.