Archean Eon Art - Chapter 323
Chapter 323 – Burning Lifespan
Changfeng City. Inside an elegant manor. Liu Qiyue was dressed in a loose cyan robe as she practiced her calligraphy in the study. The petals fluttered outside the window amidst the spring wind. It was a colorful and beautiful sight.
Oh? She sensed something and turned her head. A figure had already appeared in the courtyard. It was Meng Chuan.
“Ah Chuan.” Liu Qiyue revealed a look of surprise. She put down her brush and ran out of the study.
“Qiyue.” Meng Chuan missed his wife very much. The couple looked at each other.
Ever since his wife was assigned to guard a city, Archean Mountain had strictly forbidden the Godfiends stationed in the various cities to leak information to their families, much less reunite with their families. This was also to prevent the demons from finding out who the defenders of each city were! Therefore, the couple hadn’t seen each other for nearly two years. “Ah Chuan.” Liu Qiyue gently hugged Meng Chuan and leaned against him.
Meng Chuan hugged his wife and enjoyed this rare reunion. Liu Qiyue whispered, “I missed you so much.”
“Me too,” said Meng Chuan softly. “We can be together forever in the future.” “Yes, Archean Mountain has already given the order,” said Liu Qiyue. “Guarding a city will be a permanent job. Therefore, the Godfiends stationed here can arrange to have three family members or friends live with them. It just needs to be kept a secret.”
Meng Chuan understood.
The couple sat down in the hall. Liu Qiyue brought out fruit snacks and brewed tea.f𝔯𝗲e𝒘𝙚𝚋𝐧oѵe𝗹． 𝒄𝗼m
“I’ve been out of touch with the outside world for nearly a year.” Meng Chuan ate some snacks and asked, “How’s the world now?”
“The demons aren’t making any big moves.” Liu Qiyue’s eyes were filled with worry. “However, there are still demon monarchs constantly entering the human world from the various small and medium-sized World Entrances. There are too many of these entrances. We Godfiends can’t defend them at all. If this continues, more and more demon monarchs will enter the human world. According to our intelligence, there are at least 600,000 demon monarchs in the human world. I can’t help but feel uneasy when I think of so many demon monarchs hiding in the human world.”
“There are about 200 medium-sized World Entrances. There are even more small World Entrances. Furthermore, they are constantly increasing in number.” Meng Chuan nodded. “There are too few Marquis Godfiends. We will only be sending weak Godfiends to their deaths if we make them defend the World Entrances. There’s no way to put up a defense!”
“Something will happen with a million demon monarchs coming in,” said Liu Qiyue worriedly.
“We’ll deal with whatever comes our way,” said Meng Chuan. “Let’s be prepared. By the way, did anything else happen?”
“Good news.” Liu Qiyue smiled and said, “Two months ago, our Archean Mountain finally gave birth to a Regis Godfiend. It’s King Sword Nine.”
“King Sword Nine?” Meng Chuan’s eyes lit up as he sighed. “It’s been 50 years since Archean Mountain produced a Regis Godfiend. Archean Mountain now has 14 Regis Godfiends.”
It was very difficult to become a Regis Godfiend. Even a peerless genius-who could reach the Dharma Domain realm before the age of 90—found it difficult to guarantee that they would attain a third-level Essence Soul before the age of 90. Regis Godfiends had a 500-year lifespan. However, Archean Mountain only had 14 Regis Godfiends. This showed how difficult it was for a new Regis Godfiend to rise.
Sometimes, two or three geniuses of the same generation could become Regis Godfiends one after the other. Sometimes, it took 70 to 80 years to produce one Regis Godfiend.
“Sword Nine didn’t put much effort into his cultivation when he was young. He was a playboy, and his reputation wasn’t good either,” said Meng Chuan with a sigh. “Later, his elder brother entered the Godfiend Blood Pool and attempted the Life-and-Death juncture, but failed. It agitated him. He only started to cultivate seriously when he was 17 years old. He became a Godfiend at the age of 28. He wasn’t too dazzling among his peers. He became a Marquis Godfiend at the age of 66. He’s 109 this year, and he actually became a Regis Godfiend.
“He cultivates the Thirteen Swordbane Fiend Body,” said Meng Chuan with a smile. “In history, those who cultivate the Thirteen Swordbane Fiend Body are famous for killing. However, he likes array formations. He uses the 13 Swordbanes to set up formations. Come, let’s have a drink.” Meng Chuan took out an alcohol flask from his Grotto-Heaven Magic Bead and said excitedly, “I have to drink now that I’ve heard the good news of the new Regis Godfiend.”
Liu Qiyue drank with him. An additional Regis Godfiend meant a gain in combat strength. A Thirteen Swordbane Fiend Body Regis Godfiend was extremely good at fighting.
The couple talked about the past two years and what happened in the World Gap. Even the demons knew about the World Gap, so its existence wasn’t confidential.
“By the way, this is for you.” Meng Chuan handed the book wrapped in a beast hide to his wife.
“What’s this?” Puzzled, Liu Qiyue received it. She found it very soft. This book was made of a mysterious white beast hide. When she flipped open the book, she saw a painting of flying phoenix etched in it. Liu Qiyue’s heart trembled as she immersed herself in it.
She looked at it for over an hour. The sun set and the sky turned dark.
“Phoenix Flight.” Liu Qiyue looked up at her husband. “Where did this come from?”
“It’s from the demons. Master said that this is a movement technique. It should be suitable for your cultivation,” said Meng Chuan.
“Yes, just looking at the painting makes my blood boil.” Liu Qiyue was very excited. “I’ll give it a try.” The moment she finished speaking, she rushed out of the hall and flew into the sky to test the movement technique.
An extremely beautiful, fiery divine bird appeared in the sky. This divine bird spread its wings and flew. Its tail feathers were long and beautiful. It flew back and forth above the manor, leaving behind a beautiful trajectory.
Meng Chuan sighed in amazement. This divine bird is a phoenix?
The divine bird was a phenomenon formed by flames. Liu Qiyue was inside the divine bird. When Liu Qiyue used the movement technique, she isolated light from the outside world. However, Meng Chuan could still see her clearly with his electromagnetic domain.
The fiery divine bird landed on the ground. The flames dissipated in midair, leaving an incredulous Liu Qiyue.
“Ah Chuan, this is the best technique for Phoenix Divine Body cultivators.” Liu Qiyue looked at Meng Chuan. “I feel like I’ve really become a divine bird-a phoenix. I even have a direction towards reaching the Dharma Domain realm for fire.”
“You have a direction towards the Dharma Domain realm?” Meng Chuan was happy for his wife.
“Yes, during the battle at the garrison, I cast Phoenix’s Nirvana and shot five fourth Firmament demon monarchs with nine arrows. Only one fourth Firmament demon monarch managed to escape. As I maintained Phoenix’s Nirvana, I reached the peak of the Realm of Dao. However, I didn’t have any idea on how to reach the Dharma Domain realm.” Liu Qiyue was excited. “I saw the direction today.”
Meng Chuan gently hugged his wife. “I read from your letter that you expended 12 years of your lifespan.”
“The stronger one is, the purer one’s phoenix bloodline will be. The more one’s strength increases when undergoing nirvana, the faster one’s lifespan will be drained.” Liu Qiyue nodded. “I used 12 years of my lifespan by shooting nine arrows. The rate of expenditure is indeed much faster than when I was a Great Solar Godfiend.”
When she was a Great Solar Godfiend, she had cast Phoenix’s Nirvana once. That single usage expended 18 years of her lifespan.
“The lifespan you have burned all these years has exceeded 30 years.” Meng Chuan looked at his wife, his heart aching.
“It’s worth it when used to kill demon monarchs.” Liu Qiyue smiled at Meng Chuan.