Archean Eon Art - Chapter 375
Chapter 375 – Fifth Firmament Thousand Cricket
In the three human dynasties, countless commoners celebrated the new year. The sound of firecrackers and fireworks resounded as they bloomed. The increasing rarity of demon monarchs made the days peaceful for people.
However, in a secret chamber of a small underwater grotto-heaven.
Demon Sage Nine Abyss stood in the chamber. He used his demonic powers to activate the dense runic patterns engraved in the chamber. The runic patterns emitted a silver-white glow. A scene gradually appeared in the pool—which was in the middle of the chamber-revealing Imperial Lord Starquix’s image.
“Imperial Lord, the situation is getting worse,” said Nine Abyss anxiously. “It’s only been three months, but the mysterious Godfiend has been hunting down demon monarchs everywhere in the world. We can’t even figure out his search methodology. In just three months, we have already lost more than 100,000 demon monarchs. Although we tried our best to hide the news, the demon monarchs are panicking. After all, many of them are acquainted with each other, so they are naturally panicking when they realize a huge number of demon monarchs have died in battle.
“We even heard that ordinary demon monarchs are currently filled with resentment. They can’t escape while the human Godfiend is constantly slaughtering them. Since we forbid them from returning to the Demon Realm, a small number of ordinary demon monarchs have already submitted to the human sects. If we continue to force them like this, there will be no way out. Even more demon monarchs will probably submit to the humans,” reported Nine Abyss.
“Submit to the humans?” Starquix frowned.
“Yes, the humans are quite friendly. They even opened their Grotto-Heavens to allow the demon monarchs to live freely,” said Nine Abyss softly. “Should we allow the demon monarchs to return to the Demon Realm through the numerous World Entrances?”
“Now, there are less than 500,000 demon monarchs left in the human world,” said Imperial Lord Starquix calmly. “They can’t return. Once they return, it will be difficult to control the news and narrative. Countless demon monarchs in the Demon Realm will know that Godfiends are slaughtering demon monarchs everywhere in the human world once they return. It will be difficult to mobilize one million more demon monarchs next time.”
The demon monarchs could still accept being sent to the human world to hide and fight the humans. If they knew that sending them over meant suicide, the demon monarchs would naturally resist.
“It’s just a few hundred thousand demon monarchs. Losing them is a trivial matter,” said Starquix calmly. “We just need to kill that mysterious Godfiend.”
“Yes,” replied Nine Abyss obediently. “However, news will gradually spread. More and more demon monarchs will panic and join the human race. What should we do?”
“It’s been nearly a year since Thousand Cricket came to the human world. When will he recover to the fifth Firmament?” asked Starquix.
“Brother Thousand Cricket has been cultivating diligently. I inquired about its situation before reporting to you. It said that it would take another half a year at the soonest,” said Nine Abyss. “According to the speed of that mysterious Godfiend, it will probably take it a year to wipe out all the demon monarchs. However, in this panic, the demon monarchs will probably collapse completely in half a year. When that happens, most demon monarchs will join the human race… It will be very difficult to arrange enough baits to lure the mysterious Godfiend into hunting them.”
“Order Thousand Cricket to reach the fifth Firmament in a month,” said Starquix coldly.
“This will damage the foundation of his body. The possession has already damaged his foundation,” said Nine Abyss hesitantly. “It will be very difficult for it to return to the demon sage realm in the future. It’s even possible that it won’t be able to recover to the demon sage realm. Thousand Cricket will definitely not be willing.” “I will send a Sacred Body Spirit Pill to him.” Starquix paused for a moment and said, “Along with the Sacred Body Heavenly Heart Manual.”
Sacred Body Spirit Pills? Sacred Body Heavenly Heart Manual? Demon Sage Thousand Cricket frowned slightly.
“The treasures will arrive today. The Imperial Lord has given strict orders for you to reach the fifth Firmament in a month,” said Nine Abyss with a sigh. “Brother Thousand Cricket, I know it’s bad for you. If you forcefully raise your cultivation to the fifth Firmament in a short period of time, it will damage your foundation. However, with the Sacred Body Spirit Pill, you can at least switch to the Sacred Body. You can also cultivate the Sacred Body Heavenly Heart Manual, turning your body sacred and your heart heavenly. You might reach the Heaven Earth realm even faster as a result.”
“You put it nicely.” Thousand Cricket turned and left.
“Brother Thousand Cricket…” said Nine Abyss.
“I’ll definitely make a breakthrough within a month. If I anger the Imperial Lord, you will probably kill me, am I right?” said Thousand Cricket.
Nine Abyss’s expression relaxed. The black-robed North Sense appeared beside him.
“I said that it would obediently agree,” said North Sense softly.
Nine Abyss shook his head. “By pushing this matter forward, you sure put it in a tough spot.”
“However, the Imperial Lord is still merciful. He bestowed the Sacred Body Spirit Pill and the Sacred Body Heavenly Heart Manual to it,” said North Sense calmly.
“If we push Thousand Cricket into a corner, it might not work hard,” said Nine Abyss.
A demon sage that carried out possession wouldn’t have trouble reaching the fifth Firmament if they ignored the damage to their body. However, since they carried out possession, they needed to protect this new body in all ways possible by raising the compatibility of the Essence Soul and body. How could they exploit it recklessly?
Thousand Cricket had no choice but to break through to the fifth Firmament on the final day of the month he was given.
Thousand Cricket came out of his seclusion chamber. His aura was much stronger.
Nine Abyss, Deep Profundity, Fire Dragon, and North Sense were standing outside the chamber.
“I’ve already broken through to the fifth Firmament. I can use the karmic blood curse mystic technique,” said Thousand Cricket calmly.
“Sorry to trouble you, Brother Thousand Cricket.” Nine Abyss smiled as he handed a token to Demon Sage Thousand Cricket. “Use this token to sense the location of all demon monarchs. Return it to me after you’re done with it.”
“I will cast a karmic blood curse on many demon monarchs,” said Thousand Cricket as he nodded. “Once the mysterious Godfiend kills them en masse, he will also definitely kill the cursed demon monarchs. My blood curse will attach itself to his karma! Unless he reaches an extremely high realm in the Dao of Karma, he won’t be able to detect it. Even if he can sense it… he won’t be able to remove the blood curse.”
“Karma is mysterious. Regis Godfiends have very little understanding of karma,” said Nine Abyss with a smile. “That Godfiend definitely can’t sense it.”
Thousand Cricket nodded. He was very confident.
Typically, one could only gradually gain insights into karma once they reach the peak of the Grotto-Heaven realm.
In the entire Demon Realm, Thousand Cricket was the only demon sage that could cast the Karmic Blood Curse. If his target was only a Regis Godfiend, it was nearly impossible for it to be detected.
“Sorry to trouble you, Brother Thousand Cricket.”
“Brother Thousand Cricket, you have contributed greatly,” said Deep Profundity and Fire Dragon.
North Sense looked at Thousand Cricket and smiled. “Demon Sage Thousand Cricket, I believe the Imperial Lords will remember your sacrifice.”
Thousand Cricket glanced at North Sense but didn’t say a word. He turned and left.
Hence, Thousand Cricket held the token and silently approached demon monarchs in the world. He cast a karmic blood curse on the demon monarchs.
Thousand Cricket cast a seal. He used his Essence Soul and lifeblood as the foundation and his demonic powers as the tool to cast the Karmic Blood Curse Seal. It silently seeped into an ordinary demon monarch’s body.
Although there were eight demon monarchs in the demon monarch lair, he only left a karmic blood curse on two of them.
In just a day, Thousand Cricket Demon Sage had left a karmic blood curse on a total of 3,000 demon monarchs. This was also the maximum number of people he could leave the karmic blood curse on.
These 3,000 demon monarchs were scattered across the world, including land and sea.
“Done.” Thousand Cricket returned to the small grotto-heaven. He calmly and confidently faced Nine Abyss. “The bait has been set up. All we need to do is wait for the fish to take the bait.”