Archean Eon Art - Chapter 29
Chapter 29: Thorough Investigation
Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
Outside Idle Stone Garden.
A terrifying battle ensued between the Skydemon Sect expert—who had released demonic aura—and the old Seamless realm servant who had consumed the Godblood Pill.
They have released distress signals. It won’t take long for experts from the five Godfiend family clans and the Jadesun Palace to arrive. The hunchbacked man had the upper hand. He completely suppressed the old Seamless realm servant and was busy considering other matters. He looked at the crazy old servant in front of him with some disgust. Godblood Pills are indeed extraordinary. Most of my strength has been obstructed by the flowing water. The Godblood Pill is providing him endless energy. As long as the Godblood Pills’ effects haven’t finished, I can’t escape him.
I have no hope of escaping within thirty seconds. Forget it. I’ll leave. I will be in danger if this drags on for over 30 seconds. The hunchbacked man made up his mind and turned to leave.
Thirty seconds was his safety period.
The longer he dragged on, the more likely it was for the experts from the five Godfiend family clans and Jadesun Palace to arrive. Although the Eastcalm Prefecture City was very large and Idle Stone Garden was quite remote, it would perhaps take experts thirty seconds to arrive. He didn’t dare take the gamble! From his point of view, it was a good thing to kill Meng Chuan and company in passing. Otherwise, his life was naturally of utmost importance.
Skydemon Sect experts lurked in every corner of the human world. They were careful and kept a low profile. This was an instinct!
The hunchbacked man quickly turned around and left. His figure blurred, and in the blink of an eye, he disappeared into the night after traversing all of Idle Stone Garden.
Oh? The old servant didn’t continue pestering the man after he no longer pursued his young master and the rest, and instead left in the opposite direction. If he could live, he would take the chance.
“Young Master.” The old servant immediately rushed towards Yan Jin and the others.
“He’s gone?” Yan Jin, Meng Chuan, and Liu Qiyue heaved a sigh of relief.
“With me obstructing him, he didn’t have the confidence to catch up to you.” The old servant forcefully restrained his strength as he hurriedly said, “Although he’s powerful, he’s afraid of the five Godfiend family clans and Jadesun Palace arriving.”
“Qiyue, put me down,” Meng Chuan said hoarsely.
“Ah Chuan, are you feeling better?” Liu Qiyue put him down and asked immediately.
“The injuries to my muscles and bones are nothing. However, it’s a bit troublesome to expel the demonic aura. I can barely suppress it now. It will probably take me a few days to completely expel it.” The demonic aura was faintly swirling around his body.
Yan Jin’s was covered in blood, and his face was pale. However, he still said, “Young Master Meng, Miss Liu, this matter was all because of me. If we had done as Young Master Meng said—to get our men to do it—the Black Wolf Gang would have likely obediently handed Red Rain over. It wouldn’t have created all these problems! It was also because I wanted to search Idle Stone Garden the Skydemon Sect expert appeared. This was all because of me.”
“I also wanted to save the pitiful women. Brother Yan Jin, don’t think too much about it.”
By the side, the old servant immediately said, “It was all thanks to you, Young Master Meng. The Skydemon Sect expert was just too swift at attacking Young Master that I couldn’t save him in time. It’s all thanks to that saber strike of yours my young master was saved.”
“Thank you,” said Yan Jin. He remembered the strike that Meng Chuan delivered in his moment of despair—one that saved him.
“What’s there to thank me for when we were joining forces against an enemy?” Meng Chuan laughed, but he couldn’t help but cough twice as he laughed. This affected his injuries, and he couldn’t help but grimace.
Two figures instantly descended, their speed terrifying. This caused the old servant to feel nervous.
Meng Chuan, Liu Qiyue, and Yan Jin turned their heads.
“Dad!” Meng Chuan and Liu Qiyue shouted immediately.
“Qiyue.” Liu Yebai hurriedly looked at his daughter.
“Chuan’er.” Seeing the demonic aura and blood-stained clothes on his son, Meng Dajiang couldn’t help but panic. He hurriedly grabbed his son’s arm and sent a surge of Quintessential Energy into his son’s body.
“Dad, I’m fine. Nothing happened. It was Ah Chuan and Young Master Yan Jin who fought the Skydemon Sect expert,” said Liu Qiyue.
Only then did Liu Yebai relax. His daughter was indeed unharmed.
“How is Meng Chuan?” inquired Liu Yebai.
“After that Skydemon Sect expert injured Chuan’er, he was unable to deal a killing blow. Therefore, he’s still alright. He should be able to completely expel the demonic aura from his body within three days. As for his tendons and bones, he will recover within ten days.” Meng Dajiang relaxed. He had been quite afraid when he sensed the demonic aura inside his son.
An expert who could release demonic aura could probably kill his son in two or three moves. From how they looked now, the outcome was still acceptable.
“What about the man from the Skydemon Sect?” inquired Meng Dajiang.
“He was held back by me. He knew that he wouldn’t be able to kill Young Master and the rest, so he immediately left,” said the old servant. “If he were to continue fighting, the two of you would be able to restrain him.”
Although the old servant tried his best to contain his strength, his aura was still surging.
Godblood Pill? Liu Yebai and Meng Dajiang came to a conclusion and couldn’t help but glance at Yan Jin.
For a servant to have a Godblood Pill? What sort of background does this Yan Jin have? The two of them were somewhat surprised, but they didn’t think too much about it. Since the other party had never publicly announced it, there was no need for them to investigate. In truth, if Jadesun Palace Lord was willing to protect them, it already indirectly proved that this youth named Yan Jin had an extraordinary background.
“How did you encounter someone from the Skydemon Sect?” Liu Yebai asked.
“We came here to rescue a woman abducted by the Black Wolf Gang. We believed that there were more pitiful women in Idle Stone Garden. We were just about to search when that Skydemon Sect expert appeared,” said Liu Qiyue.
Liu Yebai said coldly, “This Black Wolf Gang’s stronghold is actually a Skydemon Sect expert’s lair? It looks like we have to investigate the Black Wolf Gang properly.”
“Don’t worry.” Meng Dajiang’s eyes were cold. “All of the Black Wolf Gang’s strongholds will be investigated thoroughly. None of them can escape investigation!”
The Black Wolf Gang’s headquarters was heavily guarded.
Gang Leader Liu Chang was drinking as he listened to music.
“Master.” A figure rushed into the building.
“Oh?” Liu Chang frowned as he looked at the young man rushing in. “Ah Quan, why are you in such a frenzy?”
The young man glanced at the singer beside them.
“Leave first,” instructed Liu Chang. The singer obediently retreated, leaving only the master and disciple inside.
Only then did the youth speak respectfully, “Master, something big has happened at Idle Stone Garden. Didn’t I report to you that there’s something wrong with Guardian Chou? Women will occasionally disappear from Idle Stone Garden, but they don’t appear in the brothels and whorehouses controlled by our Black Wolf Gang. The women that disappeared were virgins, ones that can be sold at a high price.”
“Yes. I’ve instructed you to turn a blind eye to it. Why? What happened?” asked Liu Chang.
“Today, Young Master Meng Chuan and a scion from Jadesun Palace came with a group of people. They wanted to search the entire Idle Stone Garden! A terrifying expert actually appeared,” the youth said. “His entire body was covered in green mist, and his fingernails grew very long while his eyes turned green. It was very terrifying. He directly attacked Young Master Meng Chuan and the others.”
“Green mist? His fingernails grew long, and his eyes turned green?” Liu Chang’s expression changed. “And then?”
“The battle was terrifying. Many of our brothers and Idle Stone Garden women were casualties. We fled in every direction,” the youth said hurriedly. “Master, I came to report to you at the fastest speed possible. If Young Master Meng Chuan and the others were to die, we’d be in grave trouble.”
“Is Young Master Meng Chuan still alive?” pressed Liu Chang.
“I don’t know. I immediately fled when I sensed something amiss. I didn’t dare stay any longer,” said the youth immediately.
Liu Chang asked, “You didn’t tell anyone that you had suspected Guardian Chou, right?”
“No, I did what you instructed me to do. Master, what should we do now?” the young man asked.
“You are, after all, stationed in Idle Stone Garden often. If the five Godfiend family clans and Jadesun Palace investigate this matter, they might investigate you,” said Liu Chang. “It’s now 7:45 p.m. and the city gates close at 8:15. There’s still time for you to leave the city! Go to East Mountain’s Flying Horse Bandits and hide. If they don’t investigate you, I’ll ask for your return. Remember… go to Flying Horse Bandit’s and keep it a secret.”
“I understand.” The youth nodded.
“Leave quickly. The sooner, the better,” said Liu Chang. “Once the city gate is closed, it won’t be long before Jadesun Palace, and the five Godfiend family clans begin their investigations. You won’t be able to leave tomorrow.
The youth also felt that it would be safer for him to leave the city for now. He immediately left the gang headquarters and headed for the city gates.
After he ran half a kilometer from the gang headquarters—
Swish! A hidden projectile flashed and pierced the youth’s body.
The young man’s eyes widened, and he quickly collapsed to the ground.
At this moment, a masked Liu Chang appeared beside him.
“Ah Quan, Master doesn’t dare to associate himself with the Skydemon Sect. I’ll be doomed if the Godfiend family clans were to find out that I had discovered something amiss in Idle Stone Garden but chose to turn a blind eye to it. Only those who die will shut up forever. Don’t blame me.” Liu Chang quickly left with the youth’s corpse.
Moments later, Liu Chang returned to the Black Wolf Gang headquarters without anyone knowing.
He leisurely drew in his study.
“Liu Chang!” A furious bellow sounded.
Liu Chang immediately walked out of the study. When he saw a white-robed middle-aged man outside, he immediately said with a smile, “Ah, Lord Third. May I know what’s the matter?”
“You are asking what the matter is? You useless piece of trash!” the white-robed middle-aged man said through gritted teeth. “You actually brought big trouble to me running a Black Wolf Gang! A Skydemon Sect expert appeared in Idle Stone Garden.”
“What? Skydemon Sect? It has nothing to do with me. It has nothing to do with me.” Liu Chang nearly cried from fright. He immediately said, “Lord Third, you know I don’t have the guts.”
“The two young masters, Meng Chuan and that Yan Jin from Jadesun Palace, were seriously injured. Fairy Meng is on the verge of madness. She has already begun to mobilize the Meng family. Jadesun Palace Lord has also given orders to conduct a joint investigation with the Meng family. Tonight, the entire city will not be at peace.” The white-robed middle-aged man gritted his teeth. “You trash, quickly follow me, and meet my elder brother.”