Archean Eon Art - Chapter 318
Chapter 318 – Keeping At Bay
“What?” The fire pheasant trio felt their hearts ache and reeled in anxiety when they saw the three human Godfiends obtain the Origins treasure.
That was an Origins treasure! They only appeared when a world was born. Imperial Lords yearned for such treasures. After obtaining one and giving it to an Imperial Lord, the three of them could elevate their strength. The Imperial Lord’s rewards would increase their chances of becoming a demon sage. Even if they couldn’t become a demon sage, their strength would increase by a large margin.
As the rulers of the Demon Realm, the Imperial Lords needed to maintain fairness so that their underlings would continue to risk their lives! When the demons under their command offered an Origins treasure, an Imperial Lord had to give them sufficient rewards. Otherwise, how could they convince the masses?
“We were just a little short. Just a little.”
“How can a human Godfiend be so fast?” The fire pheasant and ox demon monarch’s eyes turned red.
“Marquis Eastcalm, Meng Chuan, is said to be the fastest in the human world,” said the demon dragon via voice transmission. “He’s even faster than I expected.”
“He’s only a Marquis Godfiend. I’m a fifth Firmament demon monarch. I cultivate the Phoenix Flight, but my speed is still inferior to his.” The fire pheasant demon monarch was indignant.
The trio was furious and indignant, but they didn’t rush forward to wrestle the treasure from the humans. This was because they had seen King True Martial’s strength when he attacked Patriarch Poison Dragon and Blood Shura.
As for Patriarch Poison Dragon, he burned with anxiety.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
The black water that blotted out the surroundings surged and surrounded the Godfiend trio. The water-closest to the Godfiend trio-condensed into a black dragon, and it stared at them. “Hand over the Origins treasure, and I’ll let you pass. Otherwise, you can forget about escaping!”
Meng Chuan looked up and saw the black waves surging over. The black dragon led the charge as it lunged over. King True Martial could fight Patriarch Poison Dragon one-on-one, but Meng Chuan and King Calm Sea didn’t dare. Patriarch Poison Dragon’s poison was bizarre and unfathomable. Even demon sages might not be able to withstand it. King True Martial was one of the few exceptions.
“Let’s go.” King True Martial sent a voice transmission to Meng Chuan. “Leave Patriarch Poison Dragon to me.”
“Yes.” Meng Chuan didn’t hesitate to use his movement technique and flew into the distance with the two Regis Godfiends. However, black water surrounded them everywhere, so they naturally had to plunge into the black water.
The black water they plunged into immediately splashed and condensed into a black dragon. The black dragon could appear anywhere in the black water.
“Don’t even think about escaping.” When the black dragon appeared, it swung its tail and lashed out at the Godfiend trio.
“Scram!” King True Martial struck the black dragon’s body with a huge gray palm, causing the black dragon to stagger backward. The True Martial Seven Absolute’s Sky Capsizing Palm was the strongest non-forbidden move when it came to raw strength. It was especially useful for defense and repelling enemies. Patriarch Poison Dragon could be said to be extremely powerful, but a single palm strike still forced him back.
This caused Patriarch Poison Dragon to realize that something was amiss. King True Martial’s strength is too terrifying. I can’t hold them back alone. Patriarch Poison Dragon once again intercepted the Godfiend trio. At the same time, he sent a voice transmission to the three demon monarchs. “Demon Monarch Phoenix Feather, your trio will keep them at bay together. Don’t let them escape.”
“Keep them at bay together?” The fire phoenix, demon dragon, and ox demon monarch exchanged looks.
“I may be unable to defeat King True Martial and company if I work together with your trio, but it’ll be very easy for me to protect myself. I’ve already sent word out. Other demon monarchs are also rushing over. As long as we stall for time… King True Martial and company won’t be able to escape if all of us join forces,” said Poison Dragon anxiously via Essence Soul voice transmission. “If you watch from the sidelines and allow them to escape, the enraged Imperial Lords will definitely not let the three of you off if they learn of this matter.”
The trio was alarmed.
The Imperial Lords deemed such treasures the most important ever since the World Gap appeared. The Imperial Lords encouraged fifth Firmament demon monarchs to enter and adventure, mainly so that they could obtain Origins treasures.
“We will help stall for time, but we will definitely not fight them head-on,” said the demon dragon via voice transmission. Clearly, the three of them had made a unanimous decision.
The fire pheasant’s wings trembled, and the three of them moved in a beautiful, flaming arc as they rapidly pursued Meng Chuan and company.
The Godfiend trio was obstructed by Patriarch Poison Dragon over and over again. Inside the black water, their speed of escape was affected. The Fire Phoenix trio rapidly approached Meng Chuan and company at an extremely fast pace.
“Suppress!” As they approached, the demon dragon’s vertical eye instantly froze the void. Divine power—Void Territory!
Meng Chuan felt resistance in the void, and it reduced his speed. His speed dropped to about 50% of his normal speed. King True Martial’s True Martial domain could only weaken the suppression somewhat. “This demon monarch’s divine power can actually control the void.” King True Martial’s expression changed slightly. Although he had some insights into spacetime, his control over the void was inferior to the demon dragon’s divine power! The three demon monarchs eyed the Origins treasure covetously from the side.
Patriarch Poison Dragon obstructed the Godfiend trio over and over again, causing Meng Chuan and company’s speed to decrease drastically.
“Senior Brothers, I can’t shake them off at all.” Meng Chuan was also in a difficult situation. Although the World Roving Dragon Saber’s movement technique was exquisite, the void suppression was too unbearable for Meng Chuan. Even though King True Martial’s domain helped him, the demon dragon’s divine power constantly suppressed him. Without King True Martial’s domain, his speed would be further reduced! It was clearly still very difficult for him to face numerous peak fifth Firmament demon monarchs as a Marquis Godfiend. At the very least, the demon dragon’s divine power was very effective against Meng Chuan.
Meng Chuan was extremely fast, but he was most afraid of powerful adversaries who were skilled in domains. The stronger the domain, the greater the suppression.
“It’s true that we won’t be able to shake them off.” King True Martial’s expression was solemn as he sent a voice transmission. “The number of Regis Godfiends that have entered the World Gap can be counted on one hand. However, many fifth Firmament demon monarchs have entered the World Gap. It’s possible that there are more than 100 of them. We can’t delay any longer. If we delay any longer, more demon monarchs will attack us.”
“What do we do?” King Calm Sea sent a voice transmission. “Those three demon monarchs constantly stay five kilometers away from us. They are also extremely fast.”
“Junior Brother Xue, your Heavenly Tribulation Sword is good at long-range attacks,” said King True Martial via voice transmission. “Use the Heart Sword Tribulation to attack the fire pheasant. Junior Brother Meng will immediately fly away with all his might. Leave the rest to me… We have to give it a try. If this continues, it will be troublesome.”
“Alright.” King Calm Sea believed in King True Martial.
“Alright,” replied Meng Chuan via Essence Soul voice transmission.
After the three of them came to an agreement, they wore looks of desperation as they escaped. The fire pheasant trio cautiously stayed five kilometers away from the Godfiend trio. If they were any further from the Godfiend trio, the demon dragon’s divine power—Void Territory-would be unable to suppress them.
“Let’s just continue stalling for time.” Patriarch Poison Dragon was filled with confidence. “In a while, another two to three groups of demon monarchs will arrive. In fact, Monarch Peacock might even arrive.”
In the Demon realm, only two fifth Firmament demon monarchs could defeat demon sages. One was Patriarch Poison Dragon. He relied on his undying body and poison. The other was Monarch Peacock. It was said that he had devoured an ancient beast’s corpse successfully with his divine power—Heaven Devouring. After devouring the ancient beast’s corpse, his bloodline mutated, causing Monarch Peacock’s strength to rise by leaps and bounds. He could defeat demon sages in head-on clashes; he had defeated more than one demon sage.
“Attack,” King True Martial ordered via voice transmission.
King Calm Sea wielded his divine sword and chopped down towards the distance. He struck from afar.
The three demon monarchs were still flying as per usual when a sword beam condensed in front of them. It appeared just slightly more than 100 feet in front of the fire pheasant.
At this extremely close distance, the sword beam slashed at the fire pheasant’s neck.
Heart Sword Tribulation of the Heavenly Tribulation Sword!