Archean Eon Art - Chapter 48
“If he had escaped, I would’ve needed to bring you to Archean Mountain immediately,” said Fairy Meng with a smile.
“It’s all thanks to you, Grandaunt. Otherwise, I’d really be in big trouble this time,” said Meng Chuan gratefully.
By the side, Murong You—who was tied up like a dumpling—stared at Meng Chuan and said in a deep voice, “Young Master Meng, I’m truly impressed. You actually acted like a Mortal Shedding realm expert who had only grasped the secret technique despite having this much strength. You sure hid the secret well. We lost fair and square. We did the calculations, including Fairy Meng’s reconnaissance skills and Palace Lord Jadesun’s domain. As long as we had a minute, these Godfiends wouldn’t be able to find us. However, I never expected my brothers to die at your hands. Even I was held back by you for so long!”
He had been obstructed for too long. This allowed Fairy Meng to capture him. As long as he had a little more time, he would’ve hidden in an underground tunnel, making it difficult for him to be found.
Dirt and rock were huge obstacles to any sensory means. The river was also very good at obstructing sensory techniques. As soon as Murong You jumped into the canal, Meng Chuan was quickly unable to sense him. If he had five more seconds, even Fairy Meng wouldn’t be able to find him.
“You better shut up.” Fairy Meng glanced at him as invisible threads stabbed into Murong You’s body. Murong You could no longer make any sound. His sense of hearing and vision was gone.
“He can’t hear or see anything now,” whispered Fairy Meng. “When you spar with your father and I… your strength is only close to your father and company. However, I realized you were several times stronger when you had unleashed your full strength earlier. You were even able to suppress Murong You. Even the two Skydemon Sect vice branch masters died by your hands. Is it because of your glabella space?”
“Yes.” Meng Chuan nodded. “It’s just that I’m only capable of unleashing a few strikes. I killed the two vice branch masters with the first two moves, and the last three strikes could only heavily injure Murong You. I was unable to kill him.”
“To be able to raise your strength this much”—Fairy Meng frowned slightly—”is something unheard of. Remember, this matter has to be kept a secret. Even when you take part in Archean Mountain’s assessment, there’s no need to expose the glabella space as long as you have the confidence to pass. After you enter Archean Mountain, read through Archean Mountain’s manuals and figure out what it represents. By then, you can decide if you want to announce its existence.”
“After all, such a mysterious space might be a good thing. It might also involve some secrets,” said Fairy Meng.
“Understood.” Meng Chuan nodded.
“When do you think you can reach the Seamless realm?” inquired Fairy Meng.
“My Godfiend foundation is extremely deep and robust. I will stay in the Mortal Shedding realm for slightly longer. I estimate that I will reach the Seamless realm by the end of the year or early next year,” said Meng Chuan.
“It’s good to have a longer growth period.” Fairy Meng nodded. “Even if you reach the Seamless realm by the end of the year, you have to consolidate your foundation. It’s best if you can condense your core! You can then participate in Archean Mountain’s assessment at the end of next year. It’ll be appropriate for you to participate in the assessment at the age of 18. Even if you fail, you can participate again when you are 19 or 20.”
According to Fairy Meng’s plan, he had a total of three chances.
“Yes.” Meng Chuan nodded.
“No one discovered this exchange, right?” inquired Fairy Meng.
“It’s late at night, and the Skydemon Sect’s chosen assassination location was rather remote. There were no experts watching.”
“Alright, you can go back first. Don’t tell anyone about today’s matter,” said Fairy Meng. “Just blame their deaths on me.”
“Yes.” Meng Chuan felt quite relaxed because of this. Fairy Meng wasn’t greedy. As an existence who had been a Godfiend for nearly 80 years, she didn’t care about the credit. She was doing her best to protect Meng Chuan.
The battle on the 6th of February took place silently.
Meng Chuan returned to Mirror Lake Meng Manor.
“Ah Chuan, didn’t you go to the ancestral mansion? You came back rather quickly.” Liu Qiyue had just returned when she realized that Meng Chuan was right behind her.
“I ran at full speed, so of course I was fast,” said Meng Chuan with a smile.
Liu Qiyue didn’t realize that during the time they had been apart, a secret battle—that had a substantial, long-lasting effect on Eastcalm Prefecture—had occurred.
At the Meng family ancestral mansion, inside a torture chamber.
“I’ll tell you everything if you swear that I can leave this place alive!” Murong You—who was chained up—shouted. His body trembled.
Fairy Meng stood there and said indifferently, “Don’t dream about living. Since I caught you, you will die without a doubt. However, if you tell me where the Skydemon Sect Eastcalm Branch Hall is, I’ll let you die quickly. Otherwise, we would be talking about not twenty days, but years! You won’t even be able to die despite wishing so. You have to endure torture day and night, forever stuck in hell, never to receive liberation.”
Fairy Meng had experience torturing these dregs from the Skydemon Sect.
“Eastcalm Branch Hall. No, no…” Murong You wasn’t willing to bow his head so easily. “Let me leave Eastcalm Prefecture alive. Otherwise, don’t even think about knowing anything.”
“Let’s take our time.” Fairy Meng held onto her walking stick as invisible threads entered Murong You’s body. Murong You immediately let out a tragic cry.
In the midst of the pain, time seemed to pass a thousand times slower. Murong You experienced endless torment with no end in sight.
“Let me leave this place alive.” The desire to live allowed Murong You to persist, but Fairy Meng stood there expressionlessly. Threads drilled into Murong You’s body and tortured him.
Two hours, four hours, six hours…
It felt like a very long time had passed for Murong You. He had been tortured to the brink of madness. He wanted liberation. He wanted to escape from this abyss of suffering.
“I’ll speak.” Murong You finally gave up.
Before the sun had even risen, Murong You had given her everything she wanted. And then, he got what he wanted—total release!
Fairy Meng walked out of the torture chamber.
Soon, Fairy Meng led nine Elders, as well as 120 Mortal Shedding realm members from the Meng family that were split into seven teams. They carried out several operations simultaneously.
They removed the headquarters and six important outposts of the Eastcalm branch. The six outposts were pawn shops, a large merchant’s residence, an escort company, et cetera. They were wiped out in two hours by the Meng family.
The next afternoon.
Fairy Meng once again temporarily moved to Mirror Lake Meng Manor.
“Grandaunt, these books?” Meng Chuan looked at the box of books in the courtyard. There were also paintings and other items.
“I interrogated Murong You overnight and learned of the Eastcalm branch lairs,” said Fairy Meng. “The other subordinates from the Eastcalm branch weren’t even aware their three leaders were dead. They were caught off-guard, and our Meng family managed to raid them all within two hours. The Eastcalm branch was wiped out. Only one Mortal Shedding realm expert escaped.”
“From this day forth, the Skydemon Sect will become blind in Eastcalm Prefecture. They will not be able to infiltrate Eastcalm Prefecture and establish a complete intelligence network for the next few years.” Fairy Meng smiled. “Meng Chuan, you have done a great deed for Eastcalm Prefecture’s citizens.”
Meng Chuan also smiled, feeling very happy.
Without the Skydemon Sect to stir up trouble behind their backs, Eastcalm Prefecture would be much safer. However, he also knew that with time, the Skydemon Sect would gradually infiltrate Eastcalm Prefecture again.
“These books were found in the Eastcalm Branch’s lairs. They are suitable for you to read,” said Fairy Meng. “Read them and see if you can broaden your horizons.”
“Yes.” Meng Chuan nodded. Meng Chuan began flipping through the books.
These books mainly described the world’s secrets. The Skydemon Sect was responsible for investigating all kinds of information concerning humans. Many of the books contained knowledge he had never seen before.
The world is split into three. The humans have three great dynasties—the Great Zhou Dynasty, the Black Sand Dynasty, and the Great Yue Dynasty. The Great Zhou Dynasty was established by the oldest sect in the world, Archean Mountain. The Black Sand Dynasty was established by Black Sand Grotto-Heaven. The Great Yue Dynasty was established by Two World Island. Meng Chuan nodded slightly. As for Archean Mountain, Black Sand Grotto-Heaven, Two World Island… They are the three supreme sects of the human race.
The three great sects have powerful Godfiends in them. Together, they fend off the demons’ invasion. The demons are really strong.
Meng Chuan read the intelligence records. The demons were more powerful than humans.
The three human sects had been trying their best to defend against them. They were completely on the defensive! Godfiends presided over the various large cities. For instance, famous Godfiends like King Calm Sea presided over important city gates and protected the entire human race.
However, the three sects had not completely lost any territory over the years. Even if they were temporarily occupied by the demons, they would quickly be reoccupied.
These dregs from the Skydemon Sect. The more he read, the angrier he became.
Some people thought there was no hope for humans. Some who wanted the benefits the demons could bring them. In short, they formed a sect—the Skydemon Sect—that had infiltrated the human race. The Skydemon Sect lurked everywhere, providing information on the humans to the demons. They earned immense hatred from humans. This time, the Skydemon Sect branch Meng Chuan had wiped out was but a grain of sand in the grand scheme.
I’m still a mortal. What I can do is still minuscule. I need to become stronger.
The destruction of the Skydemon Sect’s Eastcalm branch happened in silence. It was only known by Eastcalm Prefecture’s higher echelons. As for the three Eastcalm Branch leaders’ deaths, the Imperial Court recorded Fairy Meng to be the one responsible.
The days of Eastcalm Prefecture grew increasingly peaceful and serene.
On the 25th of March, the Jadesun Palace announced that Yan Jin had comprehended Sword Force. Once the news spread, it immediately shook all five Godfiend family clans in the Eastcalm Prefecture. After all, he had comprehended Force at the age of seventeen. He was indeed extremely dazzling, a genius that was comparable to Patriarch Zhang.
Three days later, the Meng family announced that Meng Chuan had comprehended Saber Force. When Yun Fu’an of the Yun family learned of the news, he smashed all his favorite porcelain in his study. The Meng family’s status also rose among the five Godfiend family clans. None of the other four Godfiend family clans dared to underestimate them any further. After all, it was almost certain he would be recruited by Archean Mountain after comprehending Force at 17-years-old. Meng Chuan’s promising future was obvious.
Final Chapter of Volume—People Resonance