Archean Eon Art - Chapter 301
Chapter 301 – Candidates
In Grotto-Heaven Pavilion’s courtyard, Supremacy Li Guan, an illusory Supremacy Qin Wu, and an illusory Supremacy Luo Tang gathered.
“Are we really sending Meng Chuan in this time?” asked Luo Tang. “More and more demon monarchs are entering our human world. Meng Chuan can hunt quite a number of demon monarchs while carrying out his daily underground reconnaissance. If we send him into the World Gap, it will mean a full year of not having someone that can efficiently hunt down demon monarchs. He can kill tens of thousands of demon monarchs within a year.”
“We shouldn’t only be looking at the present, but the future!” said Qin Wu. “Although Meng Chuan can’t carry out underground reconnaissance for a year and we will miss out on killing tens of thousands of demon monarchs, he can become a Regis Godfiend faster if he cultivates in the World Gap! If he can reach the Blood Droplet realm, the range of his underground reconnaissance technique will increase greatly. As a Regis Godfiend, he will be much faster than he is now. He’d probably finish sweeping through the Great Zhou Dynasty’s underground in a year. It’ll only take him a few years to sweep through the entire world. With such strength, he will be able to single-handedly hunt down more demon monarchs than all other Godfiends in the world combined.”
“I agree with Qin Wu’s idea. A beard lathered is half shaved. Once Meng Chuan reaches the Blood Droplet realm, he will be of great help to humanity,” said Li Guan.
“But his talent in saber arts isn’t too high.” Luo Tang shook her head and sighed. “Senior Brother, when you guided him on Archean Mountain a few days ago, he only attained Greater Mastery of Saber Dao. He has been a Marquis Godfiend for 13 years, but he still only has Greater Mastery of Saber Dao. He’s still quite far from reaching the peak of the Realm of Dao. There’s no need to even mention going from the peak of the Realm of Dao to the Dharma Domain realm.
“Based on previous generations of Regis Godfiends’ cultivation speed, it typically takes them 15 years to reach the peak of the Realm of Dao. From the peak of the Realm of Dao to the Dharma Domain realm, it usually takes one about 30 years. This is the average standard. From the looks of it, he’s slower than average,” said Luo Tang.
“We knew long ago that he wasn’t considered a peerless genius when it came to saber arts, but he’s quite lucky. After obtaining the physical body cultivation system, his body will maintain peak vitality until he’s 200 years old. He can still become a Regis Godfiend,” said Qin Wu. “His speed and his talent in underground reconnaissance… We have to pay the price to make him a Regis Godfiend as soon as possible, even if we have to throw resources at him.”
“He has to become a Regis Godfiend in 50 years.” Li Guan nodded. “Although his talent is lacking, it’s not burdensome to throw resources at him until he becomes a Regis Godfiend. As for him becoming a Creation Supremacy? That’s unlikely.”
“Becoming a Regis Godfiend is enough.” Qin Wu smiled and said, “When he becomes a Regis Godfiend, he will be ten times more useful than King White Treasure. He alone can hunt all the demon monarchs in the world, exceeding all other Godfiends. His Essence Soul talent may also bring us a pleasant surprise.” “Alright.” Luo Tang nodded. “Let him take a spot then. I hope he can become a Regis Godfiend within 50 years.”
Five Godfiends, including Meng Chuan, had gathered in Grotto-Heaven Pavillion’s hall. Meng Chuan, Yan Chitong, and Xue Feng were close to each other. They had a good relationship.
“Senior Brother Meng, thank you very much for what happened at Eastcalm City.” Yan Chitong sat by his side, feeling rather grateful. “If you hadn’t arrived, my father would probably have died at the hands of that fifth Firmament demon monarch.”
“Fifth Firmament demon monarch?” Xue Feng said in surprise.
“Oh.” Yan Chitong—who was now a handsome young man-couldn’t help but hesitate when he heard Xue Feng’s questioning tone.
“Back then, Archean Mountain had instructed us to keep this news a secret. Not many people know about it,” said King True Martial with a chuckle. “However, the demons have already noticed Meng Chuan’s strength as a top Regis Godfiend. Therefore, it’s fine for you to know. A year ago, when the demons attacked the cities on a large scale, Eastcalm City was attacked by a fifth Firmament demon monarch. Back then, Marquis Purple Rain and Marquis West Sea were in charge of guarding it. At a critical moment, Meng Chuan rushed over to rescue Marquis West Sea and killed the fifth Firmament demon monarch.”
Xue Feng looked at Meng Chuan in shock. “Killed a fifth Firmament demon monarch?”
Meng Chuan was very famous among Marquis Godfiends. This was because his demon monarch-slaying speed in Chu An City was made public. Godfiends had seen it, and a demon monarch had escaped, so his strength had been exposed.
From then on, everybody knew that Marquis Eastcalm, Meng Chuan, had the strength of a Regis Godfiend! The demons even considered Meng Chuan to have the strength of a top Regis Godfiend.
“Senior Brother Meng.” Yan Chitong looked at Meng Chuan gratefully. “I can’t repay you for your kindness. I can only remember it in my heart.”
“Junior Brother Yan, you wrote a letter to thank me previously. There’s no need for this,” said Meng Chuan with a smile.
“I really can’t imagine what I’d… If my father died in battle…” Fear still gripped Yan Chitong. He had been extremely talented since he was young, and his personality was very flippant. However, Marquis West Sea was very forgiving towards him. As he grew up, Yan Chitong became even more grateful to his father. Yan Chitong was extremely grateful for Meng Chuan’s help at Eastcalm City.
Xue Feng looked at Meng Chuan with burning eyes. He said, “Senior Brother Meng, do you have time to spar with me?” After all, he only had the strength of a peak Marquis Godfiend. There was a huge gap between him and Meng Chuan.
“Alright, let’s spar when we have time.” Meng Chuan nodded.
As they conversed, King Calm Sea remained sitting there with his eyes closed, not saying a word.
King Calm Sea is way too much of an arrogant loner. I’ve been here for so long, but King Calm Sea only opened his eyes twice. The first time was when he nodded slightly at King True Martial. The second time was when he glanced at his son, Xue Feng. However, he didn’t say a single word. His temper is indeed rather strange. It’s no wonder Yan Jin hates him. He even changed his surname.
Meng Chuan had a good relationship with Yan Jin, so he naturally knew that Yan Jin was estranged from the Xue family. He had even changed his surname.
In the world, some people were separated from their main families, such as Liu Yebai and his daughter, Liu Qiyue. However, very few people changed their surnames! This was because by changing one’s surname, it meant that they didn’t recognize their ancestors. They didn’t believe themselves to be a descendant of their family.
Thus, one had to be very resolute to change their surname. It showed just how estranged Yan Jin was from the Xue Family.
Huh? Meng Chuan, Xue Feng, and Yan Chitong looked ahead. King True Martial smiled, and King Calm Sea also opened his eyes to look.Three figures walked in together; Supremacy Li Guan was in the middle of the trio. An illusory Qin Wu and an illusory Luo Tang stood beside Li Guan.
“Greetings, Master, Supremacies.”
King True Martial, King Calm Sea, Meng Chuan, and the others bowed.
Li Guan smiled and said, “I summoned the five of you here today because I wish to send you all into the World Gap.”
“World Gap?” The five Godfiends present revealed looks of confusion, even King True Martial and King Calm Sea were puzzled. “A World Gap is very unique and rare,” said Li Guan. “In the River of Spacetime, the two worlds are approaching each other slowly. Once they are within a certain proximity of each other, a World Gap will form between the two worlds. This is how two worlds interact when they approach one another. The River of Spacetime is naturally formed; it’s extremely mysterious and shocking. This is the first time in human history that a World Gap has appeared,” said Li Guan. “The two worlds are beginning to overlap in the River of Spacetime?” King True Martial asked, “Master, are you talking about the Demon Realm and the human world?”
“That’s right.” Li Guan nodded. “Although it’s the first time in the history of the human world, human experts have explored the outer realm and have some understanding of World Gaps.”
The three Supremacies did not elaborate on the consequences of a World Gap forming as the two worlds’ connection grew stronger and stronger. More World Entrances would appear, and the situation they faced would become much more serious in the future.
“Although the World Gap has appeared, it is still forming,” said Li Guan.