Archean Eon Art - Chapter 506
Chapter 506 – Patriarch Black Dragon
Chapter 506 Patriarch Black Dragon
Lightning Dwarf Star and Fiend Prison were the two treasures that Meng Chuan wanted the most after reading Eternal Tower’s list of Fifth Tribulation treasures.
Fiend Prison. Meng Chuan probed the prison phantom with his consciousness.
Fiend Prison: Fifth Tribulation treasure. The prison itself contains void array formations. Furthermore, the prison is split into nine layers. The lower the layer, the stabler it is. In addition, the prison has many punishment methods. It’s difficult for ordinary Sixth Tribulation Eminences to escape once they are imprisoned. One flaw is that the Fiend Prison can’t attack the outside world. Price: 60 Outer Realm Essence Crystals.
This was a prison! It was used to imprison and torture prisoners. It couldn’t attack the outside world, nor could it protect its owner. Thankfully, its void array formation could completely seal the prison! The price of these array formations was quite high. That was the only reason why the Fiend Prison had reached the price of a normal Fifth Tribulation treasure.
The Lightning Dwarf Star can be used as a weapon. Most importantly, I can use it to comprehend the paramount speed laws.
Creating a paramount technique was very difficult. He could reach the perfected realm if he followed a Supremacy-level paramount technique’s prescribed order. However, what about an Imperial Lord-level paramount technique? It was much more difficult to create an Imperial-Lord paramount technique than a Supremacy-level one. Therefore, the Seventh Tribulation Dark Peacock’s flesh, Lightning Dwarf Star, and Tribulation-level ultimate technique-Three World Saber-were all supplementary to his cultivation.
Even with these supplements, it would still be extremely difficult for him to create an Imperial Lord-level paramount technique.
Even with Ancestral Master Archean Eon’s status, he didn’t manage to collect an Imperial Lord-level paramount technique of the lightning lineage. The few lightning lineage techniques he had collected were slightly inferior to paramount techniques. They were flawed. This showed how rare they were.
Fiend Prison’s array formation is the most perfected one of the Fifth Tribulation treasures. Once a Sixth Tribulation Eminence is trapped, it will be difficult for them to escape. Meng Chuan was very astonished because Sixth Tribulation Eminences were truly terrifying. Fiend Prison’s ninth layer could trap a Sixth Tribulation Eminence. This meant the spatial array formation was extremely close to perfection.
By studying the entire Fiend Prison, I can comprehend the spatial laws better.
The Cloud Dragon Snake Movement Technique followed the spatial lineage. His two self-created techniques were extremely profound. One was a paramount technique that pursued extreme speed. This technique also contained the time lineage’s profundities. This was because the faster one was, the easier it became for them to control the flow of time. Thus, paramount speed was one of the time lineage’s basics.
The Cloud Dragon Snake Movement Technique completely focused on the void. When executing this technique, his body would act like a brush, while the void would become his canvas. His body would paint a picture in the void…
Combining time and space was the ultimate goal of Tribulation Eminences.
“Imperial Lord.” The door to the hall opened, and a black-robed, silver-haired man walked in. His skin was fair, and on his glabella was a vertical eye pattern with silver runes. He smiled radiantly. “You wish to buy Lightning Dwarf Star-a Fifth Tribulation treasure?”
“Lightning Dwarf Star and Fiend Prison,” said Meng Chuan.
“You want to buy Fiend Prison too?” The black-robed, silver-haired man was somewhat surprised. Meng Chuan nodded. “Yes.”
The black-robed, silver-haired man glanced at Meng Chuan in surprise. The white-haired man in front of him was only an Imperial Lord. He was actually buying two Fifth Tribulation treasures at once?
Many places like Eternal Tower respected their guests. They wouldn’t offend guests by forcefully probing their guests’ strength! Meng Chuan had masked his aura as an Imperial Lord’s with the Sea Serpent Token, so the black-robed, silver-haired man believed him.
“What a coincidence. The Fiend Prison is here,” said the black-robed, silver-haired man. “However, the Lightning Dwarf Star is currently located very far away from Black Dragon Planet. If you want to obtain it today, you need to pay an additional 100 Outer Realm Essence Crystals. Otherwise, you will need to wait three months. A Tribulation Eminence that happens to be on the way will deliver it to you.”
Meng Chuan was astonished. “An additional 100 Outer Realm Essence Crystals?”
The Lightning Dwarf Star only cost 90 Outer Realm Essence Crystals.
An additional 100 cubes just for it to be delivered by today?
“No, there’s no need. I’ll wait three months,” said Meng Chuan.
The black-robed, silver-haired man smiled and said, “You can take Fiend Prison away immediately once you pay for it now. For the Lightning Dwarf Star… you need to pay ten cubes of Outer Realm Essence Crystals as a deposit. This way, our Eternal Tower can hire Tribulation Eminences to deliver it when they pass by.”
Meng Chuan nodded. “Alright.”
One had to pay a price if they wanted a Tribulation Eminence to deliver items as they passed by.
Without a deposit, what happened if the customer disappeared before the item was delivered? They could die because of an accident. Wouldn’t Eternal Tower suffer a loss then? Thus, a deposit was necessary! No matter what happened in the future, Eternal Tower would definitely not lose out.
Meng Chuan knew Eternal Tower’s credibility very well, so he naturally paid the deposit without hesitation.
“Fiend Prison costs 60 Outer Realm Essence Crystals. In addition to the deposit for Lightning Dwarf Star, that will be a total of 70 cubes,” said the black-robed, silver-haired man with a smile.
“I don’t have that many Outer Realm Essence Crystals,” said Meng Chuan in shame. “Can I use treasures in place of Outer Realm Essence Crystals?”
“Yes.” The black-robed, silver-haired man smiled and said, “Tribulation treasures, precious materials, and so on can be used as long as they are of sufficient value. Our Eternal Tower will give you a fair price for them.”
Meng Chuan flipped his hand, and a folded purple robe appeared in front of him.
“Take a look at this set of robes,” said Meng Chuan. This was Fang Chang’s most precious protective Tribulation treasure! No matter how Meng Chuan had attacked, he couldn’t injure Fang Chang at all. He had to rely on his seventh-level Essence Soul’s Magic Awl to kill Fang Chang. “Alright.” The black-robed, silver-haired man received the purple robe. A blurry light descended from the hall’s ceiling and enveloped the purple robe. A huge eye appeared in the blurry light.
The huge eye stared at the purple robe for a few seconds before a voice echoed in the hall. “Fifth Tribulation realm, Water lineage, defensive treasure. It can be considered 80 Outer Realm Essence Crystals.”
Meng Chuan was secretly delighted when he heard that.
This price offered by Eternal Tower was different from their actual sale price. If they offered 80 Outer Realm Essence Crystals, that meant they could sell it for 90 cubes or even 100 cubes!
A protective treasure is indeed worth more. Protective Tribulation treasures are typically twice as expensive as offensive ones! “It is worth 80 Outer Realm Essence Crystals.” The black-robed, silver-haired man looked at Meng Chuan and smiled. “Are you willing to sell it to our Eternal Tower?”
“Sure.” Meng Chuan didn’t hesitate at all. It was safest to get rid of it here. Blood Yang Realm’s two Imperial Lords didn’t have any right to investigate Eternal Tower.
“This is Fiend Prison. This is Lightning Dwarf Star’s deposit proof.” The black-robed, silver-haired man held a palm-sized black prison in his hand, as well as a token that glowed with starlight.
Meng Chuan reached out to receive both items.
“Here are 10 Outer Realm Essence Crystals.” The black-robed, silver-haired man waved his hand, and 10 Outer Realm Essence Crystals appeared in midair. “Please keep that token safe. Once the Lightning Dwarf Star arrives on Black Dragon Planet, the token in your hand will sense it. You can come to Eternal Tower and pay the rest of what you owe. After that, you’ll be allowed to take away the Lightning Dwarf Star. If you don’t collect it in half a year, it will be equivalent to you giving up on the Lightning Dwarf Star. If this happens, we won’t return your deposit of 10 Outer Realm Essence Crystals.”
“Understood.” Meng Chuan smiled and nodded before leaving happily.
The black-robed, silver-haired man politely sent Meng Chuan off.
In Eternal Tower, it was very common for Fifth Tribulation treasures to be sold! This was because the weakest Tribulation treasures sold here were at the Third or Fourth Tribulation realm!
Imperial Lords at the perfected Heaven Earth realm could reach the Tribulation realm once their bodies were perfected. Therefore, First and Second Tribulation Eminences typically remained at the perfected Heaven Earth realm. Apart from the change in lifeforce, a First or Second Tribulation Eminence’s technique realm was not much superior to a perfected Imperial Lord.
Over time, many middle-level worlds accumulated a rich heritage. They would use many treasures to protect Supremacies that had reached the Heaven Earth realm and Imperial Lords, making Fifth Tribulation treasures disposable assets.
Sixth Tribulation treasures? They were rarer.
Archean Eon Realm was a rather special middle-level world. Although it was a very young world, it had given birth to a Seventh Tribulation Eminence. Therefore, Meng Chuan had managed to obtain a Sixth Tribulation treasure, Bloodblade Disc.
At Eternal Tower, a Fifth Tribulation treasure transaction isn’t a problem. Even buying or selling one to two Sixth Tribulation Treasures isn’t a big deal. However, a Seventh Tribulation treasure can’t be casually taken out on Black Dragon Planet. Perhaps Patriarch Black Dragon will be greedy once he learns of it.
Meng Chuan knew very well that the outer realm was a place where the strong preyed on the weak.
Why was Black Dragon Planet a place of prosperous trade? It was only because Patriarch Black Dragon had set rules and maintained them.
Black Dragon Planet, at a 1500-kilometer-tall mountain peak outside Black Dragon City.
There were many luxurious buildings on the mountain peak. Within the mountain peak, an array formation absorbed and refined outer realm essence energy, transforming it into the mild, gentle Heaven and Earth powers. This was why a group of weaker cultivators lived within the mountain.
“Patriarch’s methods are truly impressive. This array formation refines outer realm essence energy and transforms it into Heaven and Earth powers. The Heaven and Earth Powers then nurtures mortals,” said a lanky man with a smile.
“The converted Heaven and Earth powers ultimately have flaws. Only qualified cultivators can survive here. A true mortal can’t survive. I also like the rowdiness, so I got these juniors to accompany me,” said a black-haired elder with a chuckle.
The lanky man’s head was covered in black scales; he also had a curved horn on his forehead. He smiled and said, “Patriarch, I won’t beat around the bush. I came here for one reason. I fancy Black Dragon Planet and Heaven Peak River System.”
“You wish to occupy my Heaven Peak River System and my Black Dragon Planet?” The black-haired elder looked at him.
“Hahaha… Patriarch, you have cultivated for 50,000 years. You are nearing the end of your lifespan,” said the lanky man with a smile. “Why don’t you retire early? I naturally won’t let you suffer any losses.”
Patriarch Black Dragon continued staring at the lanky man. “Nearing the end of my lifespan? Perhaps I have been deliberately stalling for time, waiting until I’m close to the end of my lifespan before choosing to transform my body… by undergoing the sixth Physical Tribulation.”
The lanky man’s expression changed slightly.
Although Tribulation Eminences couldn’t accurately control when their Heavenly Tribulations descended, they still had ways of delaying them.
For example, if a Physical Tribulation Eminence’s body didn’t improve at all, the next Heavenly Tribulation would never descend! This was how Ancestral Master Archean Eon, a Seventh Tribulation Eminence, died of old age. His body hadn’t reached the stage where the eighth Physical Tribulation would be forced to descend upon him.
The lanky man sneered. “It’s normal to stall a tribulation for 10,000 years, but to wait until you are close to the end of your life?”
“Scram.” Patriarch Black Dragon’s expression turned cold. “Unless I die or leave of my own accord, you can forget about interfering with Heaven Peak River System.”
“Hmph.” The lanky man sneered. “Very well. Let’s see how much longer you can live.”
Patriarch Black Dragon’s head suddenly transformed into a gigantic beast’s head. He opened his mouth, and the surrounding 5,000 kilometers turned pitch-black. Upon closing his mouth, everything returned to normal. Patriarch Black Dragon had already devoured the lanky man.
“I’ll eat your avatar first. If you have the guts, come to me with your true body.” Patriarch Black Dragon’s eyes were cold.