Archean Eon Art - Chapter 209
Chapter 209 – A Trap
On Archean Mountain.
Qin Wu flipped through the dossiers. He did this every night because he needed to know everything that was happening in the world. The demon invasion was an unprecedented catastrophe for the human world. Once they lost the war, the human race would collapse.
“Another fourth Firmament demon monarch has appeared?” Qin Wu looked at the dossier and frowned. “It’s even in our Great Zhou Dynasty’s territory?”
“Yes.” Archean Mountain Lord nodded and said, “A greater demon monarch appeared in Yuan State. Its name is Greater Demon Monarch Zhang You. It was originally a third Firmament demon monarch; it likely broke through recently.”
Qin Wu nodded slightly. “In the past three years, many third Firmament demon monarchs that entered the human world have already broken through. Now, there are nine such demon monarchs in our Great Zhou Dynasty’s territory. Five have broken through in the past two years. Furthermore, according to what I know, the demons plan on sending thirty percent of the third Firmament demon monarchs in the Demon Realm to our human world.”
“Thirty percent?” Archean Mountain Lord exclaimed. “Is the intelligence reliable?”
“The source of the news is reliable. Our human world is suitable for demon survival; thus, the demons desperately want to occupy it.”
“Then, what should we do?” Archean Mountain Lord was extremely worried.
“They all know that the human world is dangerous.” Qin Wu sneered. “Many demon monarchs are unwilling to come, so there must be internal strife among the demon monarchs if they want to send third Firmament demon monarchs into the human world en masse. However, how are those entering the human world decided? Why would they take such risks? Even the few demon Imperial Lords won’t be able to mobilize thirty percent of the Demon Realm’s third Firmament demon monarchs in a short period of time.”
Archean Mountain Lord nodded.
“We need to continue the pursuit. This will make the demons believe that their losses in the human world are extremely high,” continued Qin Wu. “The greater the casualties, the harder it is for the demons to mobilize thirty percent of their third Firmament demon monarchs.”
“I will draw up a plan and intensify the hunting,” said Archean Mountain Lord.
“Actually, the most important thing is that we humans have to become stronger,” said Qin Wu. “For the past three years, the war has been so intense, but our Archean Mountain has only produced two Marquis Godfiends and not a single Regis Godfiend.”
Archean Mountain Lord fell silent.
Compared to the past, having two newly-advanced Marquis Godfiends in three years was considered a lot. However, everyone was still anxious. A Marquis Godfiend was more useful than 100 Great Solar Godfiends. The more powerhouses they had, the better.
For instance, a Regis Godfiend like King White Treasure—who was adept at underground reconnaissance—was responsible for half of Black Sand Grotto-Heaven’s accomplishments in killing demon monarchs. This was a testament to how useful a powerful Godfiend was.
“Two newly-advanced Marquis Godfiends—one broke through at 62 years old, while the other broke through at the age of 79.” Qin Wu shook his head. “There’s no chance of them becoming a Regis Godfiend.”
Regis Godfiends typically could become Marquis Godfiends in their thirties. The late-bloomers had to become Marquis Godfiends by their forties.
“Right now, among our Archean Mountain’s younger generation, there are also quite a few people with potential. For example, Xue Feng, Meng Chuan, and Yan Chitong. They have a chance of becoming a Regis Godfiend. I believe they can become Marquis Godfiends in their thirties or forties,” said Archean Mountain Lord.
“Xue Feng is already 41 years old, and he hasn’t condensed his Essence Soul yet,” said Qin Wu. “He’s still a little slow.”
These were the three most dazzling Archean Mountain disciples in the past twenty years.
Eastcalm Prefecture, Peace County City.
Beacon smoke billowed as many places in the county city were destroyed. Two demon monarchs wantonly caused destruction and slaughtered mortals.
Moments later, a bird—carrying four Godfiends on its back—arrived at Peace County.
“It’s the snow demon brothers.” The four Great Solar Godfiends immediately recognized the demon monarchs attacking Peace County City. They had obtained intelligence on many demon monarchs after three years.
“Don’t let them escape.”
The four Great Solar Godfiends jumped down from the bird’s back and charged towards the two demon monarchs.
The two snowy-furred demon monarchs raised their heads and watched the Godfiends descend. They couldn’t help but laugh ferociously. Five powerful demonic auras suddenly erupted from other areas in the county city as five more demon monarchs appeared. The leader was an eagle demon monarch.
“Not good. It’s a trap.” The four Great Solar Godfiends’ expressions changed. However, the five demon monarchs surrounded them quickly. Together with the snow demon brothers, a total of seven demon monarchs encircled them.
Although the eagle demon monarch didn’t have any divine powers, he had reached the Realm of Dao. He was extremely powerful. Even the bird in the sky didn’t hesitate to retreat when it saw this. It was no longer safe here. It was far weaker than the eagle demon monarch.
“Hold on, everyone,” said the Godfiend leader, Lu Fang, through a voice transmission. “If we stall for time, these demon monarchs will take the initiative to retreat. They won’t dare to pester us for too long.”
“They will definitely retreat in about ten minutes.”
“Hold on, everyone.”
The four Great Solar Godfiends requested for help as they fought the demon monarchs calmly. They were used to such fights after three years. Once they were at a disadvantage, all they needed to do was stall for time. The demons would flee after some time because they might be wiped out by powerful reinforcements if they didn’t escape.
“Come on, come on.”
“Let’s hope the rescue team arrives as soon as possible.”
Inside a tea house a few kilometers away, a gray-robed man watched from afar. A face appeared beneath his hood. It was Demon Monarch Fu Jiao. He murmured, “Let a powerful rescue team come. I’ve been holding back for more than two years. I naturally have to kill some powerful Godfiends now that I’m taking action.”
Demon Monarch Fu Jiao restrained his aura completely.
In fact, killing the four Great Solar Godfiends wouldn’t be too bad either. But having waited for so long, he wanted to catch a big fish! He earned a lot more credit killing Great Solar Godfiends—who were as strong as weak Marquis Godfiends—and geniuses that had a chance of becoming Marquis Godfiends.
Outside Gu Mountain Prefecture City, in the mountains.
Meng Chuan and his wife were cultivating as usual. Meng Chuan stood under a tree with his saber.
With a thought, countless leaves rustled and fell.
Meng Chuan swung his saber. Saber beams flashed with lightning, causing his surroundings to become blurry. It was difficult to tell how many strikes he had executed.
The leaves landed on the ground. Over a hundred leaves were split in two, though many were still intact.
If I can make a breakthrough in saber realm, I’ll be able to slice all these leaves in two. When will I reach the Saber Dao realm? Meng Chuan frowned. Many people like his Senior Sister Xiao Yunyue and Senior Brother Xue Feng had already reached the Realm of Dao. They were unable to become Marquis Godfiends due to lacking an Essence Soul.
Meng Chuan only had one more thing he had to achieve—Saber Dao. Once he broke through, he would become a Marquis Godfiend.
I’ve been down the mountain for more than six years. I’ve also accepted the Heart Intent Saber Art’s intent guidance, so why can’t I comprehend Saber Dao? Meng Chuan wondered what he was lacking.
Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue suddenly felt their chests heat up.
The two took out their Patroller tokens. Ever since Meng Chuan’s strength increased tremendously and easily killed all the demon monarchs in two consecutive missions, Archean Mountain gave him missions with increased frequency. On average, the two would be deployed once every half-month! After all, Meng Chuan and his wife were extremely fast. They were very suitable for rescuing others just because of their speed. Time was most important when it came to rescuing others!
“Eastcalm Prefecture’s Peace County?” Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue exchanged glances. Eastcalm Prefecture was their hometown.
“Let’s go.” Without any hesitation, Meng Chuan brought Qiyue with him and reached maximum speed in seconds. He transformed into a bolt of lightning and headed straight for Eastcalm Prefecture’s Peace County.