Archean Eon Art - Chapter 358
Chapter 358 – Underground Ambush
Black Sand Dynasty, Lin Lake City.
Even during summer, the area around Lin Lake City was covered in snow. Many commoners built igloos in the wilderness.
A letter? Bai Nianyun wore a thick robe as she opened the envelope in the study and read the contents. Dajiang has become a Patroller Godfiend?
After Bai Nianyun read the letter’s contents, she began missing her husband dearly. It was a good thing that Meng Dajiang had become a Great Solar Godfiend. However, the fact that he had become a Patroller Godfiend made Bai Nianyun. The casualty rate of Patroller Godfiends was too high.
Dajiang, I really want to meet you so that our family can reunite. Bai Nianyun couldn’t help but cry as her tears stained the letter. All these years, she had suffered in silence. However, she had no choice.
As a Grand Yin Holy Maiden, she was forbidden from losing her virginity. This was the sect’s rule. However, she had violated the sect’s rules and angered her matriarch, Bai Yaoyue. Back then, she had threatened to end her own life and made all sorts of promises before Bai Yaoyue agreed not to vent her anger on the Meng family. Back then… she had promised to sever ties with the Meng family as well as Meng Dajiang and Meng Chuan.
Although she couldn’t help but secretly take a look when her son, Meng Chuan, got married, she silently left after watching from afar. She didn’t dare contact him for real or exchange a few words with him. She had nothing to say since she was in the wrong when she chose to marry Meng Dajiang.
However, she could not suppress her feelings. When Bai Nianyun read the letter, she had the impulse to ignore everything else. Her family’s reputation? Her reputation? She wanted to throw it to the back of her mind and accompany her husband to roam the wilderness. She was even willing to die in battle with him.
But she knew that doing such a thing would only anger the matriarch.
Bai Yaoyue was now in charge of Black Sand Grotto-Heaven. Her status was extremely high, so Bai Nianyun didn’t dare to anger her. Furthermore, she was only a Marquis Godfiend. She was more useful for guarding cities than patrolling the wilderness.
Dajiang, you shall patrol the mountains and wilderness while I’ll guard the cities. We will fight the demons together. Bai Nianyun activated her Quintessential Essence and reduced the letter in her hand to dust.
9th July, the Great Zhou Dynasty’s underground.
Yellow Oscillate and North Sense brought the demon monarch, Longswim, to a depth of 14 kilometers underground. “I’ve investigated the locations of nearly 500 demon monarch cave abodes in the Great Zhou Dynasty,” said the black-robed North Sense. “Most demon monarchs are within the depths of 9 kilometers to 19 kilometers underground. Most that hide at this depth are still alive. The mysterious Godfiend doesn’t frequently search for demon monarch lairs at this depth. In the coming days, he will definitely sweep this area.”
“Yes.” Yellow Oscillate nodded. “Then let’s set up the formation here.”
“The depth of 9 kilometers to 19 kilometers,” The demon monarch-who was tall and thin -suddenly said, “Two demon sages will help guard the formation. It will take an hour to set up the formation.”
Yellow Oscillate and North Sense waited patiently.
Demon Monarch Longswim was the best at array formations among the newly-advanced fifth Firmament demon monarchs that had infiltrated the human world.
Everyone had their specialty. King Desire Redemption was Archean Mountain’s number one illusionist. King Luyue was Archean Mountain’s number one poison-refining expert. Although Creation Supremacies were powerful, they were only skilled at what they specialized in. Similarly, Demon Monarch Longswim’s skill with runic array formations was more brilliant than the few demon sages currently in the human world. This was because studying runic array formations was very unorthodox.
Be it humans or demons, it was considered an unorthodox field, which made achieving anything in this field difficult.
“The Three Terminal Formation needs to be set up extremely carefully. A single mistake can result in a huge difference.” Demon Monarch Longswim patiently began to set up the formation. Thankfully, the array formation and equipment had long been refined. All Longswim needed to do was set up the formation. As for Patriarch Yellow Oscillate and the black-robed North Sense, they obediently stood ready to heed his instructions.
Demon Monarch Longswim set up the array rather quickly. In less than an hour, everything was done.
An invisible fluctuation appeared within the array formation. A black membrane even appeared at the edge of the array formation; it resembled a world membrane. A terrifying aura emanated from the array formation. It was an aura that could destroy everything. However, the fluctuations all disappeared soon after. The membrane vanished as well. Everything returned to normal.
“The array formation is operating normally.” Longswim’s eyes were filled with obsession as he praised, “It’s truly impressive. It blocks out the world, spacetime, and fate. It’s unbelievable that the Imperial Lords are willing to send the Three Terminal Formation over. The three of us are just fifth Firmament demon monarchs. If three demon sages activate the array formation, it will be even more terrifying.”
“That mysterious Godfiend poses too much of a threat. His existence will significantly delay the war. The Imperial Lords are afraid of anomalies appearing due to the delay,” said the black-robed North Sense. “Therefore, we have to get rid of that mysterious Godfiend as soon as possible.”
Patriarch Yellow Oscillate nodded and said, “The human world’s heritage is very rich. Without the Three Terminal Formation, we don’t have the confidence to kill this mysterious Godfiend. He might have extremely powerful defensive items. For example, if he has a treasure that can allow him to travel through spacetime, displacing his position by thousands of kilometers instantly, we will be at a loss. With the world, spacetime, and fate now blocked within the array formation… he will definitely die.”
“If you are lucky, I’m afraid you would be able to kill him with a few strikes, Brother Yellow Oscillate,” said the black-robed North Sense with a smile. “Your strength is comparable to a newly-advanced Creation realm expert. If you catch the Regis Godfiend by surprise, he might die before he can use his life-preservation item.”
“Senior Yellow Oscillate, stay in the middle of the array formation,” said Longswim. “Senior, your saber art can reach anywhere within five kilometers instantly. By making the array formation cover a ten-kilometer radius, it will be the most suitable place for you to use your saber art. Once that mysterious Godfiend is trapped in the array formation, there’s no way for him to dodge. He can only be hit. The first move might be enough to kill him directly.”
Treasures had to be activated. If they weren’t activated, it was possible for them to die.
“I’ll take your advice.” Yellow Oscillate nodded.
“We now need to wait patiently. I will completely stop the array formation’s operations for now. The three of us will restrain our auras so that the humans don’t discover us,” said Longswim.
Meng Chuan continued his underground reconnaissance as usual as he hunted down demon monarchs.
Soon. In another two months, I’ll be able to finish sweeping through the entirety of the Great Zhou Dynasty. Meng Chuan wore the Mask of Illusion—which made his hair white
-as he stood on the Bloodblade Disc. He flew underground at high speed. It seems like I’ve been too ruthless in the past few months. I’ve slaughtered a large number of demon monarchs. Quite a number of demon monarchs have probably migrated away. The number of demon monarchs I can find every day is decreasing.
Logically speaking, he was sweeping through the Great Zhou Dynasty at different depths. He didn’t repeat his route. His underground reconnaissance speed wasn’t too different, but his kill count had been declining recently. It was very likely that the demon monarchs had migrated.
Even though the demon monarchs don’t have much contact with each other, too many of them have been killed. News has gradually spread among the demon monarchs, causing them to panic and move to the other dynasties. However, as long as you are in the human world, you won’t be able to escape.
fter sweeping the Great Zhou Dynasty, I’ll go to the Great Yue Dynasty and the Black Sand Dynasty.
There were very few underground demon monarchs in the Black Sand Dynasty due to King White Treasure, but ever since one million demon monarchs entered the human world, more demon monarchs began living underground.Huh? Meng Chuan’s electromagnetic domain instantly discovered a demon monarch lair. There were nine third Firmament demon monarchs, three second Firmament demon monarchs, and over 100 ordinary demons. Ever since the second Firmament demon monarchs stopped attacking the cities and started hunting down mortals, there were fewer second Firmament demon monarchs that followed third firmament demon monarchs.
I’ve discovered another lair. Meng Chuan didn’t hold back at all. He controlled the Bloodblade Disc and closed in, causing the demon monarch lair to be within his Seamless domain. Following that, Quintessential Essence threads shot out.
With the help of the Seamless domain, the Quintessential Essence threads’ strength increased. They pierced through the demon monarchs’ heads and took away their lives. All of them—more than 100 demons-died silently within his Seamless domain.
After putting away the demon monarchs’ corpses, Meng Chuan continued sweeping through the underground.
“A demon monarch lair is 7.5 kilometers away from the Three Terminal Formation. It’s about the same depth as us.” Underground, the black-robed North Sense suddenly opened his eyes and said, “Those demon monarchs have disappeared from the token’s detection. That mysterious Godfiend… might come to us at any moment.”
“He’s coming?” Patriarch Yellow Oscillate opened his eyes. His eyes were filled with anticipation. “I’ve been waiting so long for this.”
Demon Monarch Longswim’s expression changed slightly. He immediately said, “He has entered the array formation! He’s a Regis Godfiend!”