Archean Eon Art - Chapter 182 - Rescuing Changfeng Prefecture
Chapter 182: Rescuing Changfeng Prefecture
Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
Jiang State’s Changfeng Prefecture City had 1.2 million people. It was a rather large prefecture city, and the Godfiends here were rather strong.
But currently, beacon smoke rose from Changfeng Prefecture’s city walls as countless mortals hid in the tunnels.
“Hahaha, that’s all the strength a Godfiend has?” A massive snake demon—about 50 to 60 feet tall despite being coiled up—looked down at the surroundings. Black fog surrounded the snake demon. A radius of half a kilometer was covered in black fog. Two other demon monarchs hid within the black fog. A rhinoceros demon monarch even grabbed a human Godfiend’s corpse and swallowed it.
This caused the Godfiends outside the black fog to widen their eyes in anger.
“Leave the three demon monarchs to us,” said a man with two short spears on his back.
“Senior Brother Fan, the other demon monarchs that attacked Changfeng Manor were killed by us. There are only three left! Being the leader, the snake demon’s domain is very powerful. It also has demonic divine powers. As for the other two demon monarchs, they are also elite demon monarchs. When they work together, they are even stronger. Nine of our Changfeng Prefecture Godfiends died in battle, with most of them succumbing at the trio’s hands.”
“The snake demon’s divine power is a poisonous fog. Anyone who gets hit with it will die. No Godfiend has managed to withstand it.” The five remaining Godfiends in Changfeng Prefecture warned the man with two short spears about the dangers.
“Don’t worry.” The three Godfiends that had rushed over were extremely confident. For them to be sent as reinforcements, they were obviously very powerful. Their teamwork was even more impressive.
The three Godfiends charged forward at the same time. One used their domain to attack the black fog.
“Senior Brother Fan, this snake demon’s domain is very mighty. My domain can’t be formed,” said a Godfiend with a sword in one hand.
“Same old. Pick them off one by one.” Senior Brother Fan held a short spear in each hand.
The female Godfiend—who held a shield and saber—nodded.
After the three charged into the black fog, they moved towards the rhinoceros demon. The snake demon and mantis demon immediately moved towards the rhinoceros demon.
The snake demon monarch—who controlled the domain—moved forward at an extremely fast speed with his slender body. He was the first to arrive beside the rhinoceros demon.
“Kill the rhinoceros demon monarch first,” ordered Senior Brother Fan via voice transmission. Their plan remained unchanged. “Attack.”
As soon as he finished speaking, the female Godfiend—who was wielding a saber and shield—had a blurry red glow in her eyes. An invisible illusion enveloped the rhinoceros demon. This female Godfiend was the core of the three-man team. She had mastered a Red Dust Drawing illusion technique and was best at fighting one-on-one. Any demon monarch attacked by her in a one-on-one battle would instantly lose control and be slaughtered.
Therefore, this three-man team was very suitable for the strategy of picking off enemies one by one.
“Haha…” The rhinoceros demon laughed loudly as he brandished two massive hammers in a bid to strike.
Suddenly, he stood still dazedly. He currently saw an extremely beautiful scene. He was inside a luxurious palace. Countless lesser demons served large amounts of food. An endless flow of all kinds of food was available to him. He ate in extreme bliss.
“Die.” The short spear in Senior Brother Fan’s hand was as fast as lightning. He stabbed at the rhinoceros demon monarch’s head in a bid to pierce it. He knew very well that these elite demon monarchs had very strong vitality. Even if their hearts were pierced, these demon monarchs could still deliver a final counterattack before dying. However, they would instantly die if their heads were stabbed. They would be unable to put up any further resistance.
“Roar—” Upon seeing this, Demon Monarch Snake immediately spat out black fog.
However, Senior Brother Fan was extremely confident. With my speed, I can kill the rhinoceros demon monarch and avoid the poisonous fog.
A phantom shot out from underground as fast as lightning, penetrating Senior Brother Fan’s head.
Senior Brother Fan’s eyes widened, but his consciousness had already dissipated. It’s a trap!
Just before he died, he realized that it had been a trap.
Following that, the poisonous fog descended. Senior Brother Fan—who was unable to dodge—was enveloped by the poisonous fog. His body immediately melted, and only a pool of blood was left behind.
“Senior Brother Fan!” The female Godfiend and the sword-wielding Godfiend revealed looks of disbelief. Senior Brother Fan—who had already reached the Realm of Dao—was killed instantly?
Due to the black fog domain, they couldn’t see what was happening. They only saw the towering snake demon monarch spew out a poisonous fog, which then enveloped the surrounding area. Following that, Senior Brother Fan died! Through the token, they clearly knew that Senior Brother Fan was dead.
“Run!” Although they were furious, they didn’t hesitate to retreat.
Because neither of the two specialized in close combat—one was skilled with illusions while the other had to manipulate a domain while engaging in melee combat—they were inferior to Senior Brother Fan in terms of comprehensive combat strength. Since Senior Brother Fan had died instantly, they would be sending themselves to their deaths if they continued attacking.
“Not good.” Five Changfeng Prefecture Godfiends outside the domain heard cries after Senior Brother Fan and company rushed in. The two phrases, “Senior Brother Fan!” and “Run!” allowed the Godfiends outside to know that something was amiss.
Seconds later, the female Godfiend exited the black fog domain. Her companions had died in the domain; nobody else but her survived.
How can this be? How can it be… The female Godfiend was stunned.
“Hahaha!” Demon Monarch Mantis’s saber-leg pierced the sword-wielding Godfiend’s corpse. He raised it high and threw it down. The rhinoceros demon monarch opened his gaping mouth to more than ten feet wide and swallowed the Godfiend’s corpse in one mouthful.
“Senior Brother Qu!” The female Godfiend’s eyes turned red. “Senior Brother Fan!”
In the blink of an eye, Senior Brother Qu and Senior Brother Fan had died. This made her angry and heartbroken, but she couldn’t do anything.
“How did Senior Brother Fan die?” asked the five Changfeng Prefecture Godfiends.
“I couldn’t see what happened in the domain. With Senior Brother Fan’s strength, he should be able to dodge the poisonous fog. But once the poisonous fog appeared, Senior Brother Fan died.” The female Godfiend shook her head gently. “How could this be?”
“The demons’ divine powers are unpredictable.”
“Legend has it that the demons’ divine powers vary in strength. The stronger ones are comparable to the might of a fourth Firmament demon monarch.”
The Godfiends were panicking.
How strong was Senior Brother Fan? He could match the five of them combined; yet, he had died inside.
“Haha, Godfiends, what other tricks do you have left? Feel free to use them.” Demon Monarch Snake and company used their domains, forcing the Godfiends to retreat. They did not dare stray close to the domains.
“They are still slaughtering civilians in the domain.”
“These three demon monarchs!”
The Godfiends were extremely infuriated. There were civilians hidden in the tunnels that were being discovered and slaughtered constantly. But reason told them that charging into the domain was suicidal.
Jiang State Capital, Archean Mountain’s Jiang State branch.
Dean Chang, Zhang Yunfeng, and Yang Fang were resting here when they suddenly saw a bolt of lightning fly over. Instantly, it arrived in front of them.
It was Meng Chuan.
“Junior Brother Meng.” Dean Chang, Zhang Yunfeng, and Yang Fang stood up.
Dean Chang saw Meng Chuan’s protective inner armor. His inner armor was covered in cracks and had caved in slightly, not to mention his tattered robes.
“I patrolled the area and killed another demon monarch and Skydemon. There shouldn’t be any demon monarchs or Skydemons left in the city,” said Meng Chuan. “Even if there’s one, it should be escaping.”
“Junior Brother Meng, it’s been hard on you. Your inner armor has been damaged. I’ll get you a new set,” said Dean Chang with a smile. “We only have standard inner armor here. They were only meant for Great Solar Godfiend-level combat at best.”
“Thank you, Senior Brother Chang,” said Meng Chuan.
Those who were able to become the dean of a state capital were typically older and powerful Godfiends.
“We don’t have much inner armor suitable for a Great Solar Godfiend. Only three sets suit your body type. They are black, red, and blue. Which do you want, Junior Brother Meng?” Dean Chang asked.
“Black,” said Meng Chuan.
Soon, a black robe and a black inner armor arrived.
After changing his inner armor, Meng Chuan finally no longer looked like a beggar.
Meng Chuan, Zhang Yunfeng, and company sat down and relaxed.
“How were the losses this time?” Meng Chuan asked.
“The city’s eastern region suffered the greatest losses. A total of 18 Godfiends died in battle,” said Dean Chang with a sigh. “6 Great Solar Godfiends and 12 Indestructible Godfiends. Five were Archean Mountain disciples.”
Meng Chuan, Zhang Yunfeng, and Yang Fang felt their hearts ache when they heard that.
Thirteen outer sect Godfiends and five Archean Mountain Godfiends had died in battle. It was mainly because of the fourth Firmament Skydemon! Without him, the losses would not have been so great.
“You have already done very well. I don’t even dare think about killing a Fourth firmament Skydemon,” said Dean Chang.
Meng Chuan and company fell silent. They knew every Godfiend. As the three most powerful experts in Jiang State Capital, they had intelligence on every Godfiend in the city. Now, 18 of them had died. This was a huge loss.
“Oh?” Meng Chuan and Zhang Yunfeng sensed something as the tokens they carried with them turned hot. They took it out to have a look.
“Changfeng Prefecture is in danger. Archean Mountain wants us to go over.” Meng Chuan immediately stood up.
“Let’s go.” Zhang Yunfeng stood up as well.
“Senior Brother Zhang, your body…” Yang Fang was extremely worried.