Archean Eon Art - Chapter 520
Chapter 520 – Escape
Although he was trapped in one of Black Fiend Hall’s array formations, Meng Chuan didn’t panic. This had been within his expectations.
Unlike the near-zero probability of entering a forbidden zone like a Grand Yang Star’s core because of spacetime turbulence, it was highly likely for cultivators to be intercepted by Black Fiend Hall. After all, more than 10,000 cultivators were fleeing, and Black Fiend Hall had prepared for this battle. It was difficult for cultivators to be lucky forever in the outer realm.
Even with my Cloud Dragon Snake Movement Technique reaching the Heaven Earth realm’s late stage, I can only sense a small portion of this array formation. This array formation is ridiculously large. Meng Chuan analyzed his situation calmly.
In order to intercept as many cultivators as possible, Black Fiend Hall set up many array formations. They tried to cover as wide a range as possible. They would rather sacrifice some strength to capture more cultivators.
This array formation’s offensive power is very weak. It has only two uses-to seal the void and to increase resistance. Meng Chuan glanced at the countless water droplets in the array formation. These water droplets guide the void’s strength, making them extremely heavy.
The seal on the void is very powerful. I can’t even escape with a Lesser Void Transference Talisman. Meng Chuan’s current realm was very high. His Cloud Dragon Snake Movement Technique—which he created-was considered a very brilliant Imperial Lord-level ultimate technique. Although it was only at the Heaven Earth realm’s late stage, it was only slightly inferior to a normal perfected Heaven Earth realm ultimate technique. At this realm, he could already understand the Lesser Void Transference Talisman’s limits.
I can vaguely sense that array formation’s range is over 50 million kilometers. Meng Chuan pondered. I’ve only discovered the array formation’s periphery on my left. I haven’t explored the other areas yet.
Meng Chuan’s domains had all greatly improved. When he first entered the outer realm, his electromagnetic domain had a 500-kilometer range around him. Now, it could cover 30,000 kilometers around him! If he purely focused on sensing void fluctuations, he would be able to sense fluctuations that were 50 million kilometers away. A perfected Imperial Lord — who focused on the void lineage-would haven’t a perception much stronger than Meng Chuan’s.
Escape to the left. Meng Chuan naturally ran in the direction that brought him closer to the array formation’s periphery. I have to keep a low profile. I can sense many cultivators charging into the array formation. I can’t move too fast. If my speed is too ridiculous, I might attract a Tribulation Eminence’s attention.
Meng Chuan only displayed 10% of his speed as he fled towards the left.
As a cultivator who pursued extreme speedhis Infinite Saber had reached the perfected Grotto-Heaven realm—10% of his normal speed was a normal supremacy’s maximum speed.
The array formation’s range was too large. It had completely abandoned offensive power; instead, it only focused on sealing and increasing resistance. It allowed the ones presiding over the array to fly over and kill the trapped cultivators.
“These Supremacies are slow when trapped in the array formation. They can’t escape even if they want to.” The five Imperial Lords in charge of the array formation were extremely relaxed. They were not met with any obstructions as they traveled through the array formation. They had constantly accelerated until they neared the speed of light. Furthermore, those that were skilled in the time lineage would accelerate the time flow, allowing them to travel even faster.
As for those trapped in the array formation, although they weren’t suppressed by the worldly laws, the array formation’s resistance was too great. They couldn’t continue accelerating past a certain speed.
Most Supremacies were fleeing at a speed of about 50,000 kilometers per second. However, when trapped in the vast array formation, they could only choose to flee in a random direction blindly. After all, their cultivation realm was too low; thus, they couldn’t detect anything.
A black-armored Imperial Lord maintained a six-fold faster time flow. He traveled 1.5 million kilometers per second as he chased after a Supremacy. The Supremacy was still foolishly flying, unaware of the approaching danger.
A blood-colored crescent flew past the Supremacy. In his horror, the Supremacy’s flesh and blood were completely devoured. The Supremacy’s body vanished without a trace, leaving only his weapons and treasures behind.
The black-armored Imperial Lord flew over. With a wave of his hand, he put away the treasures and chased after the next Supremacy.
With an Imperial Lord’s strength, killing Supremacies was too easy.
The strongest person presiding over the array formation was a Third Tribulation Eminence.
This Tribulation Eminence naturally targeted the only Imperial Lord that had rushed into the array formation.
The blue-robed man cast his domain. Ripples of water spread out in all directions, separating the water droplets at an extremely fast speed.
Suddenly, his expression changed.
A long-browed elder appeared in front of him. The long-browed elder’s eyebrows fluttered as he smiled at him. “Black Fiend Hall gives Imperial Lords two paths. The first path is to hand over 200 Outer Realm Essence Crystals and their loyalty for 1,000 years. They can regain their freedom after 1,000 years. The second path is death.”
“200 Outer Realm Essence Crystals?” The blue-robed man’s expression turned ugly. “Can it be lower?”
“I can’t change the rules set by the higher-ups,” said the long-browed elder. “Make a choice in nine seconds. Otherwise, I’ll kill you.”
The blue-robed man gritted his teeth. “200 Outer Realm Essence Crystals? Your Black Fiend Hall is truly crazy. Count it as me throwing treasures down the drain.”
Just as he finished his sentence
The blue-robed man exploded as terrifying shockwaves swept the surroundings.
Self-destructed? The long-browed elder watched calmly. A self-destruction can’t destroy Tribulation treasures. It looks like he’s poor. The long-browed elder waved his hand and scanned the treasures left behind by the blue-robed man. He scoffed. It’s just as I guessed. Two Fifth Tribulation treasures and some other miscellaneous items. They barely add up to 200 Outer Realm Essence Crystals.
Many wealthy Imperial Lords were willing to hand over 200 Outer Realm Essence Crystals and their loyalty for 1,000 years so that they could hold onto their remaining treasures. However, they had deliberately set the price at 200 Outer Realm Essence Crystals. Only those who were relatively rich, had a huge harvest, or a powerful Tribulation Eminence in their homeworld, would have that many Outer Realm Essence Crystals. Otherwise, most Imperial Lords would rather destroy one of their true bodies when faced with Black Fiend Hall’s conditions.
After all, they could just cultivate a new Corporeal Avatar with their true body in their homeworlds. However, once the treasures were lost, they would be lost forever.
The cultivators trapped in the array formation were intercepted.
In fact, Meng Chuan was the strongest cultivator in the array formation! However, he had perfectly disguised himself as an ordinary Supremacy with the Sea Serpent Token.
Due to his powerful void perception, Meng Chuan could sense Black Fiend Hall’s Imperial Lords from afar as they carried out their pursuits. He deliberately maintained some distance from them and secretly guided the Imperial Lords to pursue the closer Supremacies.
That Supremacy is quite fast. Furthermore, he’s skilled in the time lineage. He can maintain a ten-fold faster time flow. He’s only 15 million kilometers away from the array formation’s periphery. He will fly out very soon. An Imperial Lord with cyan wings stared at Meng Chuan. He spread his wings and chased after Meng Chuan at a terrifying speed of 1 million kilometers per second-courtesy of an accelerated time flow.
Meng Chuan could clearly sense the approaching Imperial Lord.
What should I do? I’m already moving at a very high speed. Any faster, and I won’t look like a Supremacy. Meng Chuan vaguely knew that things were going south for him.
The cyan-winged Imperial Lord quickly chased after him.
When the distance between the two shrank to just a few hundred thousand kilometers, Meng Chuan saw the other party about to arrive and launch an attack.
Huh? Meng Chuan pretended like he had just discovered something. He looked at the winged Imperial Lord in panic and instantly crushed a jade token in his hand.
In reality, it was an ordinary jade token. However, the time flow around Meng Chuan accelerated once again. The time flow around Meng Chuan became fifty-fold faster than the outside world.
A single-use talisman amulet that accelerates the time flow? The winged Imperial Lord’s expression changed when he saw this. He’s quite a wealthy Supremacy.
After his Infinite Saber reached the perfected Grotto-Heaven realm, Meng Chuan could maintain a fifty-fold faster time flow.
Under the pressure, Meng Chuan had been acting like he could only travel 50,000 kilometers per second. With the time flow around him suddenly accelerated by fifty-fold, his speed suddenly increased significantly. His speed completely exceeded the winged Imperial Lord’s.
“Stop him.” The winged Imperial Lord turned anxious. He was actually slower than a Supremacy. He didn’t have any talisman amulets that could accelerate the time flow. “I’ll do it.”
The five Imperial Lords had already been at the array formation’s periphery so that they could intercept the fleeing cultivators better. At that moment, a red-haired Imperial Lord—who was tens of millions of kilometers awayrushed over to intercept Meng Chuan. If I continue flying in the same direction, I’ll be intercepted by the red-haired Imperial Lord. Meng Chuan could sense the red-haired Imperial Lord from afar thanks to the void fluctuations produced by the red-haired Imperial Lord as he rushed over at maximum speed. The red-haired Imperial Lord happened to be blocking his path. If I change directions, will Black Fiend Hall suspect that I discovered an Imperial Lord tens of millions of kilometers away? Will they believe that I’m actually an Imperial Lord in disguise and end up sending a Tribulation Eminence?
Thoughts flashed through Meng Chuan’s mind. After some thought, he decided to be more straightforward.
He would continue moving forward in the same direction at the same speed.
He quickly shook off the winged Imperial Lord, but he was getting closer and closer to the red-haired Imperial Lord. Come to papa. Through the array formation, the red-haired Imperial Lord was very certain that the Supremacy was blindly fleeing. He leisurely stopped and waved his hand, producing six flaming mountains. Meng Chuan blindly charged forward. He was getting closer and closer to the array formation’s periphery. Five million kilometers, four million kilometers, three million kilometers…
When Meng Chuan was 2.5 million kilometers away from the array formation’s periphery, he finally encountered the red-haired Imperial Lord.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
Six flaming mountains flew towards Meng Chuan without any warning. The red-haired Imperial Lord thought nothing of Meng Chuan. He only wanted to crush this Supremacy to death before quickly killing the other Supremacies. “Hahaha.” The distant winged Imperial Lord, who had been left in the dust, was more than five million kilometers away from Meng Chuan. He stopped and laughed at this scene.
Meng Chuan’s eyes turned cold as he looked at the six flaming mountains.
The surrounding void pressure suddenly increased as an invisible force restrained the six flaming mountains. The six flaming mountains stopped in midair, unable to move. As for the red-haired Imperial Lord, his expression changed drastically. Not good.
This was because he realized that terrifying pressure was coming from all directions. This pressure came from the void. He couldn’t escape it, nor could he move at all. However, it didn’t just stop there. The void pressure acted on his body and his internal powers.
This was a complete void seal!
Lightning Dwarf Star, which contained the paramount speed laws, transformed into a dazzling meteor that instantly crushed the red-haired Imperial Lord.
No- The Imperial Lord was alarmed and furious, but he was unable to move at all. He helplessly watched as the lightning starwhich spanned hundreds of feet wideslammed into him.
The red-haired Imperial Lord instantly turned to dust.
Meng Chuan flew past him and waved his hand to put away the treasures that were left behind. “What?” The winged Imperial Lord watched the scene in shock.
The other three Imperial Lords and the long-browed elder-a Third Tribulation Eminence-looked at Meng Chuan’s direction from afar. Their expressions changed. There was a hidden Imperial Lord. I actually failed to notice him! The long-browed elder was furious as he frantically chased after Meng Chuan.