Archean Eon Art - Chapter 214
Chapter 214 – Only One Possibility
“How did I kill it? Well…” Meng Chuan wore a look of hesitation.
King Luyue came to a realization. He smiled and said, “I understand. There’s no need to mention it if it is related to the sect’s secrets.” He obviously knew that as the most ancient sect in the world, Archean Mountain had many secrets. The sect kept the matter of a disciple’s obtaining of benefits a secret. It had been like this for generations. Therefore, it was difficult for other factions like Black Sand Grotto-Heaven to figure out Archean Mountain’s true strength.
“Thank you for your understanding, Uncle-Master.” Meng Chuan bowed in thanks.
“Regardless, killing a fourth Firmament demon monarch is a testament of your abilities,” said King Luyue in approval. “By the way, things left behind by fourth Firmament demon monarchs, including their corpses, are all good stuff. You can’t make use of most of them, but you can exchange them for credit with Archean Mountain.”
Meng Chuan nodded and said, “They are all placed in a storage bag. I’ll exchange them for credit with the sect.”
Some things left behind by demon monarchs weren’t suitable for Godfiends’ direct usage. For example, demon monarch weapons were suitable for use with demonic energy. Due to this, Godfiends couldn’t use these weapons effectively. Most of the weapons were used as raw materials after being thrown into furnaces.
Even pills or treasures used for cultivation were only suitable for demon monarchs; humans couldn’t necessarily use them.
“Haha… You have also obtained a storage bag?” King Luyue laughed. “There are a few powerful demon monarchs who have several stomachs. Some stomachs are about 1000 feet long. When these demon monarchs use divine powers, they can consume an external object directly. After killing them, we can use their stomachs as material for storage bags. Therefore, all fourth Firmament demon monarchs have storage bags. After 800 years of war with the demons, we have obtained quite a number of storage bags.”
As King Luyue spoke, he touched the ordinary-looking yellow cloth bag at his waist and said, “Before we fought the demons, storage bags were legends. Only the Supremacies had storage bags. Now, more than half of Archean Mountain’s Marquis Godfiends have one. For example, although this sack of mine is small, it has a 100-by-100-foot space within.”
“A hundred feet?” Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue were both shocked.
The couple each had a storage bag. However, their storage bags’ spaces were much smaller than King Luyue’s.
“What I’m trying to convey is that a fourth Firmament demon monarch’ body is a treasure.” King Luyue sighed. “They mainly cultivate their bodies, so there’s something magical about every part of their body. Many of their body parts are valuable raw materials for treasure-forging. Some are used for storage, killing enemies, releasing poison, and even affecting spacetime. The more powerful a demon monarch is, the more likely it will be the case. A fourth Firmament demon’s corpse is worth at least a million credits.”
Meng Chuan sighed. Demon Slayer has devoured the demon monarch’s corpse. Perhaps the next instance of me killing a greater demon monarch would result in Demon Slayer devouring the corpse again. The only body part left behind by the demon monarch was its horn. Even Demon Slayer was unable to absorb it. It’s probably worth something.
“The four Godfiends who are responsible for Peace County City don’t know that you managed to kill someone much stronger than you, right?” asked King Luyue.
“They aren’t aware,” said Liu Qiyue. “When they discovered that it was a fourth Firmament demon monarch, the Godfiend team immediately fled. They probably requested for reinforcements. After they left the county city, they continued fleeing, not daring to stay behind to watch the battle. They don’t know the situation between Ah Chuan and the greater demon monarch.”
Their actions were very reasonable. If they stayed behind as spectators, the greater demon monarch would chase after them if it had managed to kill Meng Chuan.
According to Archean Mountain’s orders, Great Solar Godfiends had to escape as quickly as possible when they encountered a fourth Firmament demon monarch.
King Luyue nodded. “If they encounter you and ask about this, tell them that I killed it.”
“Yes,” the two replied.
“This matter has to be kept a secret. If this leaks out, the demons will learn of it,” said King Luyue, “and Meng Chuan would be in big trouble.”
Liu Qiyue looked at her husband solemnly.
“Alright, I still have to go back and report this matter,” said King Luyue with a smile. “Both of you hurry back. I’ll also congratulate the two of you in advance for becoming parents.”
“Thank you, Uncle-Master.” Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue were in a good mood as well. They were also looking forward to the day their child was born.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
King Luyue returned to Luo Tang Pass while the couple returned to Gu Mountain Prefecture City.
Luo Tang Pass was the only super large-scale city pass in the Great Zhou Dynasty’s territory. Supremacy Luo Tang and two Regis Godfiends guarded the city pass, making it extremely safe. No demons had ever been able to enter this city. Thus, Luo Tang City gradually became one of the Great Zhou Dynasty’s major cities—comparable to the imperial capital and Archean City.
King Luyue flew above Luo Tang City.
As a city pass that had successfully fended off the demons for a very long time, Luoyang City was extremely prosperous and wealthy. Many Godfiend family clans sent their family members here to ensure their lineage continued. One could see many large family clans here. Even Regis Godfiend family clans had to keep a low profile here because it was possible to meet the royal family’s descendants and the mysterious Supremacy family clans here.
Whoosh. King Luyue arrived at City Lord Manor—which occupied five kilometers of land. It was the most luxurious place in the city. Countless flowers bloomed here year-round.
No family clan dared to offend City Lord Manor. Anyone with a background knew very well that Supremacy Luo Tang resided in City Lord Manor.
At a lotus garden pavilion in City Lord Manor, a man and a woman sat cross-legged—facing each other—as they played chess.
The woman was dressed in a luxurious white robe with a phoenix design embroidered on it. In front of her was an illusory, long-haired man.
“Check.” Supremacy Luo Tang smiled as she moved her chess piece.
The long-haired man, Supremacy Qin, frowned slightly and made a move.
“Check once more!” Supremacy Luo Tang continued moving her pieces. At the same time, she said confidently, “No matter how you move, it’s checkmate.”
“I admit defeat.” Qin Wu took a glance at the board and threw the chess piece away. He smiled as he looked at the sky.
King Luyue quickly flew over and landed in the pavilion.
“Supremacies.” King Luyue bowed slightly in a respectful manner.
Supremacy Luo Tang glanced at him and frowned slightly. “Did the fourth Firmament demon monarch escape?”
“I was a little late, but the fourth Firmament demon monarch failed to escape. Meng Chuan killed him,” explained King Luyue.
“Oh?” Supremacy Luo Tang and Supremacy Qin Wu were alarmed. Ever since the demons had invaded 800 years ago, they had only allowed five disciples entry to Archean Eon Grotto-Heaven. Meng Chuan was the youngest. They naturally paid close attention to him.𝘧𝘳𝑒ℯ𝔀𝘦𝒃𝘯𝒐𝐯e𝗹. co𝐦
“In a one-on-one battle, he managed to kill a fourth Firmament demon monarch while remaining unharmed,” added King Luyue. “I’ve already instructed Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue to keep this a secret.”
“Good.” Supremacy Luo Tang nodded. “Alright, it’s been hard on you. Go back and rest, King Luyue.”
King Luyue nodded with a smile and left.
Only the illusory Qin Wu and Luo Tang remained in the lotus garden. The two exchanged looks.
“What are your thoughts on Meng Chuan being this strong?” asked Luo Tang. “Even if he has comprehended Saber Dao—which greatly increases his strength—he should only be on par with a newly-advanced fourth Firmament demon monarch at most. It’s impossible for him to kill a fourth Firmament demon monarch without being injured.”
“There’s only one possibility,” said Qin Wu. “Third-level Essence Soul.”
“I remember you mentioning that he had long condensed an Essence Soul when he came to the mountain at the age of 18. He attained a second-level Essence Soul at the age of 29. You think he has obtained a third-level Essence Soul at 36 years of age?” Luo Tang was surprised. “It gets harder for the Essence Soul to break through the higher the level. Isn’t his speed at attaining a third-level Essence Soul too fast? Did you guess wrongly?”
“I can’t think of any other reason for him to be able to kill a fourth Firmament demon monarch without being injured,” said Qin Wu. “I will summon him to the mountain and meet him personally.”
“Yes, there’s a need to meet him personally.” Supremacy Luo Tang said, “It took him more than ten years for his Essence Soul to go from the first level to the second level. However, he attained a third-level Essence Soul in seven years. He managed this feat in such a short time? We have to meet him personally to confirm this.”