Archean Eon Art - Chapter 429
Chapter 429 – Second Drawing Of Lightning
King True Martial released his domain to affect his surroundings, so he was naturally on guard.
Meng Chuan and company also released their Seamless Domains. When experts cultivated, they hated being disturbed the most. This was especially so when they were immersed in their meditation. The interference of others would probably affect them during the critical moment of a breakthrough. Therefore, everyone released their Seamless domains and kept to themselves.
“This lake is indescribably marvelous.” King True Martial smiled as he watched. His True Martial domain appeared around him as he began comprehending the profundities of the Yin-Yang Lake.
In the Yin-Yang Lake, countless black-and-white gas streams pursued each other. The power within these gas streams was extremely terrifying. It shattered the darkness, causing the world to be born.
If one fell into the lake, they would be instantly pulverized.
“Life is limited, but the Great Dao is limitless.” Peng Mu muttered to himself as he looked at the phenomenon stemming from a world’s birth. The closer he was to the end of his lifespan, the tinier he felt.
Peng Mu glanced at his old friend, Yun Jianhai.
Yun Jianhai had already unsheathed his sword and began practicing his swordplay. Sword beams swirled around him like waves.
Huh? Peng Mu looked at the distant Meng Chuan in surprise.
Meng Chuan produced a table, chair, color palette, brush, and other items from his Grotto-Heaven Magic Bead. He sat there and began to mix the paint.
What is he doing? Peng Mu was secretly puzzled.
Meng Chuan sat in front of the table. The entire World Gap was his study room. The scene of purple lightning tearing through the darkness was his painting target.
I can finally paint it a second time. Meng Chuan was overjoyed. My technique realm was relatively low when I painted it the last time. I was still a Marquis Godfiend. Now that I’ve attained Greater Mastery of the Dharma Domain realm, the differences are obvious after seeing it again.
In the different stages of cultivation, one would naturally obtain different benefits from observing the purple lightning.
I’ll paint the Fifteen Lightning Forms again. This was something Meng Chuan had long yearned for. He laid out the paper, pressed it down with a ruler, and painted after some thought. With his previous painting experience and his two self-created ultimate techniques, Meng Chuan had his own ideas regarding the order of his paintings. First, he drew the lightning’s void aspect.
The Nine Heavenly Forms of the Void was something Meng Chuan had a deep understanding of. The Cloud Dragon Snake Movement Technique—which he had created
-contained many mysteries from this aspect of lightning. Meng Chuan was completely immersed in painting the Nine Heavenly Forms of the Void.
Wonderful, wonderful. As he painted the Nine Heavenly Forms of the Void, he fused his new insights with his old, gaining a deeper understanding of the void aspect of lightning Meng Chuan couldn’t help but be extremely excited.
Comprehending the Dao in the morning leaves one content even if one dies in the evening.
This was exactly the point of comprehending the Dao!
When Meng Chuan painted, he felt the light forms deepen. It was as though he saw the Dao and the truth. He was so excited that his blood boiled. Tears welled up in his eyes as his Essence Soul emitted a spiritual glow.
This was common for powerful Godfiends. When they had a breakthrough, they would feel joy from their souls. As this happened, they sought answers from their inner self, causing their Essence Souls to transform.
Meng Chuan first began painting the void aspect—the Nine Heavenly Forms, Lightning Domain Form, Reality Form, and Selfless Form.
As he immersed himself in painting, he forgot about the time. After becoming a Regis Godfiend, he remained extremely energetic even if he didn’t eat, drink, or sleep for a month.
Meng Chuan divided the purple lightning into four aspects-void, lightning, destruction, and life—and finished a total of 15 paintings.
All would find the scene of the forming world in the World Gap staggering and boundless, be it Godfiend or demon monarch. They didn’t have any extravagant hopes of fusing all the profundities of the world with their own knowledge. This was because each aspect was simply too vast. They could only choose a part of them. They chose what was most suitable for them, comprehending and fusing them so as to improve themselves.
If Meng Chuan were cultivating his saber arts, it would be the same. However, he was painting! A painting depicted the purple lightning’s charm. The purple lightning’s charm in various aspects could be found in each painting. When one saw any of the paintings, it was like seeing the actual purple lightning. It was perfect. However, due to his painting ability, Meng Chuan could only divide it into 15 pieces. The painting process deepened Meng Chuan’s understanding of the purple lightning.
Others would only focus on a small portion of the purple lightning’s profundities when cultivating. Compared to them, Meng Chuan took in the purple lightning in its entirety. Furthermore, with the eyes of a peerless artist, he grasped its essence. This also affected Meng Chuan’s cultivation path.
Demon Realm, Ice Palace.
In the hall.
The three Imperial Lords sat on their thrones as the illusory scene in front of them dissipated.
“The selection is over,” said Lady Blackmoon. “I believe we have a clear understanding of all the fifth Firmament demon monarchs’ strength.”
The test—which lasted for more than ten days — targeted every fifth Firmament demon monarch.𝒇𝙧𝐞ℯ𝒘e𝚋n𝚘𝙫𝐞𝑙. c𝐨m
“Yes.” Imperial Lord Starquix nodded gently. “From their performance, Demon Monarch Strings ranks second or third among all fifth Firmament demon monarchs. However, its technique realm is the highest. It is most qualified to obtain a Tribulation treasure.” “Yes.”
“I agree.” Emperor Roc and Lady Blackmoon nodded.
In history, the demons had many Tribulation Eminences. Thus, they had many Tribulation treasures. However, there were very stringent conditions that had to be fulfilled before a demon could be bestowed a Tribulation treasure. No matter how rich one’s heritage was, it would ultimately be exhausted as time passed. Usually, they would never bestow a fifth Firmament demon monarch with a Tribulation treasure.
However, this time, they made an exception because they needed to defeat the humans.
Emperor Roc said, “There are three Tribulation treasures that suit Demon Monarch Strings best. Let it choose.”
Lady Blackmoon nodded.
After a while, Holy Lady Strings entered the hall and looked at the three Imperial Lords seated high in the hall. She immediately bowed respectfully. “Greetings, Imperial Lords.” No matter how proud Holy Lady Strings was, she was extremely respectful towards Imperial Lords.
“Take a look.” With a wave of Lady Blackmoon’s hand, a book flew over to Holy Lady Strings. It recorded three Tribulation treasures. “You can choose any one of them.”
When Holy Lady Strings received it, her eyes lit up.
The description of each Tribulation treasure was alluring. After flipping through it, she hesitated.
“Imperial Lords,” said Holy Lady Strings respectfully, “the human’s Essence Soul mystic technique-Magic Awl-is extremely powerful. Do we demons have an Essence Soul mystic technique that can protect our Essence Soul and resist the Magic Awl? Or do we have an offensive technique similar to the Magic Awl?”
She had tasted the power of Dao Protector Wang Shan’s Magic Awl.
Although she barely managed to remain lucid amidst the pain, she lost a tremendous amount of strength. However, Meng Chuan didn’t have enough destructive power to tear through her robe. If her robe had been destroyed, she would be dead.
Meng Chuan couldn’t destroy it, but King Martial and company could do so. Thus, Holy Lady Strings was in desperate need of means to protect her Essence Soul. “We have none,” said Emperor Roc coldly. “Ordinary Essence Soul mystic techniques are similar to the Black Lotus mystic technique that you cultivate. If one wishes to possess a powerful Essence Soul mystic technique, one has to cultivate an illusion technique and have extremely high attainments in it.”
“However, the humans’ Magic Awl likely doesn’t have such a requirement,” said Holy Lady Strings. “King Eastcalm, King Thousand Wood, and many other Godfiends can use it.”
“That’s a mystic technique unique to humans. Even in the outer realm, powerful Essence Soul mystic techniques can only be used by those from the illusion lineage. If one isn’t an illusionist, how powerful can it be? Such Essence Soul mystic techniques are few and far between. The Demon Realm doesn’t have any.”
Past generations of human experts highly recommended the Magic Awl Forbidden Spell. It was almost a necessary Essence Soul technique for humans. It was also a trump card that represented the Archean Eon Realm. The Magic Awl Forbidden Spell was originally placed in the Heart Sea Palace, so even if outsiders eyed it covetously, they couldn’t obtain it.
“Then, I’ll choose the Tribulation treasure, Nine Lives Cocoon.” Holy Lady Strings made her choice.
“Nine Lives Cocoon is an intrinsic treasure of an Essence Soul Fifth Tribulation Eminence. At critical moments, a cocoon can surround your body. In seconds, it can nurture a complete body and Essence Soul. It’s almost equivalent to gaining another life.” Blackmoon’s voice was cold. “However, one requires that Tribulation Eminence’s bloodline if they wish to master the technique of undergoing rebirth after breaking free of the cocoon. Although we demons have obtained the Nine Lives Cocoon, it’s impossible for us to master the technique of undergoing rebirth after breaking free of the cocoon.”
“I understand. What I care about is the toughness and sharpness of the Nine Lives Cocoon’s threads. Furthermore, they are good for protecting one’s body and Essence Soul.”
Most Tribulation treasures were effective in blocking Essence Soul attacks. The effects obviously varied. Some Tribulation treasures were mainly used for killing enemies. They were weaker when it came to protecting the Essence Soul. Some Tribulation treasures were mainly used for protection. For example, the Bloodblade Disc was very strong when it came to protecting one’s Essence Soul. The Nine Lives Cocoon protected one’s Essence Soul with great efficiency. “The Nine Lives Cocoon is quite suitable for your String Technique.” With a wave of Lady Blackmoon’s hand, a palm-sized egg-which emitted a crystalline white glow-flew towards Holy Lady Strings. “You need to refine it with the Intrinsic Artifact Refining Art. Store it properly and go to the Ninth Sob chamber to cultivate.”
“Yes, I’ll take my leave.” Holy Lady Strings held back her excitement as she received the legg’ and left the palace.
“The humans’ Essence Soul mystic technique is indeed troublesome,” said Imperial Lord Starquix. “Our fifth Firmament demon monarchs are at a disadvantage in this aspect.”
“Ancestral Master Archean Eon was a Seventh Tribulation Eminence. We can’t envy him for finding the Magic Awl Forbidden Spell’s heritage,” said Emperor Roc indifferently. After all, in history, the strongest demon was only a Sixth Tribulation Eminence. Although the demons had given birth to more than one Sixth Tribulation Eminence, the strength difference between a Sixth Tribulation Eminence and a Seventh Tribulation Eminence was just too great.
A Sixth Tribulation Eminence would find it very difficult to venture into the places Ancestral Master Archean Eon could go.
Although the demons had more treasures and the numbers advantage, the humans had a higher quality.
The Essence Soul heritage-Essence Soul Star and Magic Awl-were ranked first and second in the humans’ Heart Sea Palace. These two techniques made the demons drool. The demons clearly did not have such Essence Soul legacies. Of course, the demons also had their own unique legacies.
“How should we nurture Peacock?” asked Blackmoon. “That peacock has awakened the River of Spacetime’s Dark Peacock bloodline. It’s our trump card against the humans.”