Archean Eon Art - Chapter 273
Chapter 273 – Refining Baneful Aura
“You built the city really fast,” praised Meng
Liu Qiyue smiled and said, “When combining the Darkstar domain with my Fire Dao, I only need to melt the soil and rocks and shape it into a wall. Any Regis Godfiend can build a city faster than me with the Seamless domain.”
Meng Chuan nodded.
The Seamless domain was mysterious and strange. It had all kinds of unimaginable abilities. His body was powerful and could be said to be undying. He also had divine powers and unparalleled speed… Even so, he estimated that he was barely comparable to an ordinary Regis Godfiend. The more he knew, the more he realized how terrifying a Regis Godfiend was. Half of the strength of a Regis Godfiend came from the Seamless domain.𝙛𝑟𝘦ℯ𝘄e𝙗nov𝙚𝑙. 𝐜𝑜𝗺
Coldness, heat, wind, lightning… These were things that could be generated by the Seamless domain with a single thought. This was something that could be described as manifesting the laws of nature with a mere thought.
Sin, grievance, lifespan—the Seamless domain could detect them. Even one’s Essence Soul could not escape the detection of the Seamless domain. As for offensive, defensive, and suppressive abilities, the Seamless domain far exceeded the Darkstar domain.
“Our Great Zhou Dynasty only wants to build dozens of cities. Building a city isn’t difficult,” said Meng Chuan. “What’s difficult is how we’re going to resist the demon monarchs’ attacks.”
“One million demon monarchs.” Liu Qiyue’s brows were filled with worry. Who knew what kind of nightmare it would be when one million demon monarchs wreaked havoc in the human world?
“Archean Mountain and Black Sand Grotto-Heaven are still building cities in the face of such a situation and are trying their best to protect mortals,” said Meng Chuan. “They must have some confidence. We will know the full plan when the war begins.”
“It does need to be kept a secret.” Liu Qiyue said, “In the past, there have been cases of Godfiends colluding with the Skydemon Sect. If news of one million demon monarchs storming their way into the human world spreads, more Godfiends will likely pledge allegiance to the enemy.” Although most Godfiends stood on the human side, there were all kinds of people. Likewise for Godfiends! At such a juncture, it was entirely possible and expected for a small number of betrayals to occur. The full plan to deal with the demons had to be kept a secret. The fewer that knew about it, the lower the possibility of information being leaked.
Even Meng Chuan didn’t know about it… This showed how confidential the matter was.
Most people in the prefecture and county cities had migrated to the large city by the time the Spring Festival came, but there wasn’t a festive mood. This was because the news had spread throughout the human world. As time passed, it became more and more widespread. Many mortals discussed it.
At night, in a residential area outside Jiang State Capital.
“All prefecture and county cities in the Great Zhou Dynasty and the Black Sand Dynasty have been abandoned because they know that they can’t defend them.” There were dozens of people gathered in the small yard.
A skinny youth whispered, “When one or two demon monarchs massacre a county city, we mortals are killed tragically. This time, one million demon monarchs are coming. I heard that there are only more than 10,000 Godfiends in the world. How are we to fend them off? One against a hundred?”
“Can we not fend them off?” “We are all in the state capital.”
The surrounding people whispered. It was a matter of life and death when demon monarchs were concerned.
“It will be difficult.” The skinny youth shook his head. “We have already shown our fear before the battle. The Godfiends are afraid and have retreated to the big cities. If the fight really begins, we might very well lose. Once we lose, we mortals will be slaughtered like pigs and sheep.”
“We can hide in the tunnels.”
“The state capital has a huge population. If we hide in the tunnels, powerful Godfiends will come.”
“Stupid.” The skinny youth scoffed. “In the past, we humans had powerful Godfiends reinforcing us when danger came. This is the real final battle. If we are completely defeated, how could there be any reinforcements? Without Godfiends, the demons will kill all of us.”
The people around him were flustered.
“I’ve heard of a solution. We have a chance of survival when the demons are massacring the others,” said the thin youth in a low voice mysteriously.
“What solution?” Everyone looked at him.
“When facing a demon monarch, shout that you are a spy from the Skydemon Sect,” said the thin youth. “Perhaps you will survive. The Skydemon Sect and the demons are in cahoots. The demons do not kill people from the Skydemon Sect.”
“Will the demon monarchs believe our words?”
The skinny youth scoffed. “There are one million demon monarchs. How would they know of the details? Besides, I’m just suggesting a way to save your life.”
The door was suddenly kicked open.
A young man rushed in with several soldiers, causing the people inside to panic. The skinny youth’s expression changed drastically as he angrily shouted, “Ergou, what are you doing!” The youth named Ergou immediately pointed and said, “It’s him. He’s been trying to trick people into joining the Skydemon Sect and has spread the news of a million demon monarchs storming their way into the human world.”
“Take him away.” Several soldiers immediately charged forward.
The people—who had been listening to the commotion just now-did not dare to make a sound or stop them.
“I was just making a suggestion. I have nothing to do with the Skydemon Sect,” shouted the skinny youth immediately.
But the soldiers didn’t hold back at all.
The youth, Ergou, looked at the villagers he was familiar with and said loudly, “Uncles, I’ve served in the military for seven years. I’ve seen the deaths caused by demon monarchs. In the past, haven’t demon monarchs pathetically fled when they attack our hometowns? If the Godfiends can’t stop them, why would they need to work so hard to migrate all of us here? Since there are large cities everywhere in the world, they will definitely be able to fend them off.
“Besides, we humans have a history lasting tens of thousands of years. We have encountered many calamities. If we have survived them, we will survive this calamity. These demons can forget about wiping us out,” said the youth. “Yes. Since they have migrated everybody to the large cities, the Godfiends must be confident.”
“That’s right. Godfiends are more powerful and can easily kill demon monarchs. The construction of the cities is very fast. Marchioness Calmmoon managed to build a mountain-like city wall in less than five minutes. I heard that her husband, Marquis Eastcalm, is even stronger. He is also presiding over Jiang State Capital.”
Right now, the population of Jiang State Capital was close to 20 million. There were all kinds of people in the city. Many people were arrested daily.
Liu Qiyue returned to Meng Manor’s Lake Heart Pavilion. In the study, Meng Chuan was leisurely painting.
“You’re back?” Meng Chuan looked up and smiled at his wife.
“Yes. The demons have spread the news all over the world as expected. There are too many people discussing this matter in the city.” Liu Qiyue shook her head and said, “Although those who publicize it have been captured and sent to jail, most of it is just hearsay. However, I’ve still arranged for Godfiends to investigate the situation. The Skydemon Sect didn’t send most of the rumormongers; it is too rare to find an actual Skydemon Sect member.”
“Didn’t Archean Mountain already decide on a plan?” Meng Chuan smiled indifferently. “Let these people busy themselves until they are exhausted. They won’t be in the mood to join in such discussions when they are exhausted.”
Liu Qiyue looked at Meng Chuan. “What do you mean?”
“There are still people moving here,” said Meng Chuan. “There are so many people, and they need the corresponding buildings. For example, new Dao Academies and the imperial government’s buildings. All of them are extremely large buildings. Godfiends can build them quickly, but mortals can also build them!
“Firstly, they won’t have the time to chat if they are constructing all these buildings. Under such circumstances, if there are still people spreading the news, it’s likelier for them to be from the Skydemon Sect. Secondly, this will allow those people to earn more money. The migrants here are very anxious. They are probably afraid that the price of food in Jiang State Capital is very high.”
Liu Qiyue nodded slightly.
Those that could reside in prefecture and county cities were not destitute. However, Jiang State Capital was too densely populated. The amount of food consumed every day was astonishing, making the cost of food even higher. High daily expenses naturally worried people.
“By the way, Ah Chuan, have you completely refined the baneful aura?” asked Liu Qiyue.
“It should be done by tonight.” Meng Chuan calmly painted.
Late at night, in a chamber.
Meng Chuan sat cross-legged. A huge bronze calabash laid in front of him. A terrifying aura emanated as the surrounding void seemed to freeze. There were no fluctuations.
It was absolutely cold! Everything had turned still. Meng Chuan’s blood seemed to stop flowing. Even his particles seemed to freeze, but his powerful Undying body was able to withstand the freezing cold.Boom!
After nearly a year of refining Origins Returning baneful aura, his baneful aura domain had finally undergone a qualitative change.
Previously, he had felt like his body had been frozen completely. He had relied on his vitality to support himself. After his transformation, this terrifying ‘cold’ was no longer an enemy but a part of him. Meng Chuan felt a chill from the bottom of his heart. His entire body felt cool-a very comfortable feeling. The baneful aura—that had transformed-freely circulated within his body.
It’s done. Meng Chuan revealed a look of delight. No one has ever refined the Origins Returning baneful aura completely. I can confirm that it’s stronger than Turbid Yin Specter baneful aura and Extreme Earth Frost baneful aura. Among Regis Godfiends in history, my baneful aura domain has to be the strongest.
Not everyone could absorb and refine baneful auras. It depended on one’s Godfiend body.
When one attained a Lightning Devastator Fiend Body and became a Godfiend, baneful aura became a fundamental component of one’s body. That was why they could refine even stronger baneful auras.
In history, all Lightning Devastator Fiend Body Regis Godfiends had terrifying baneful aura domains.
Meng Chuan’s baneful aura domain was among the strongest!