Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 108

Chapter 108: Evolve, Saint Spiritual Stove! (II)

However, Ye Hua had a lot of experience in cultivation methods, so even with his very weak innate talent, he had still managed to break through to the step of Earth Knight, and had researched countless cultivation methods. As a result, he carefully pondered over the matter, before telling him that it was the Saint Spiritual Stove that helped him produce spiritual energy. ‘Nurtured’ spiritual energy.

Long Hao Chen’s cultivation obviously hadn’t reached the fifth step, so in these circumstances, making liquid spiritual energy appear was supposed to be impossible. Even if these drops of liquid spiritual energy had appeared by pure coincidence, Ye Hua was completely sure that if it was anyone other than Long Hao Chen, even if he could manage to use [Sacrifice] at his level, he would never be able to do the same.

The only explanation to this phenomenon was the effect of the Saint Spiritual Stove. Inside of the Saint Spiritual Stove, a special space was produced, helping Long Hao Chen to compress his spiritual energy, liquefying it. When Long Hao Chen relied on [Sacrifice], it used up his own spiritual energy while igniting his blood.

Spiritual Stoves were the most mysterious objects in heaven and earth, protecting their users quite well. The Saint Spiritual Stove is very likely to be what prevented the last drop of Long Hao Chen’s internal spiritual energy from being consumed, before provoking this internal phenomenon of internal compression. Long Hao Chen already had the comprehension of the liquid spiritual energy in itself, the greatest characteristic of the threshold of the fifth step. It was also through the means of his cultivation, the method that used the skill [Storing Power], that he managed to gradually find out the compression method. Only, he was unable to directly launch this process of compression. Relying on the skill [Storing Power] only helped him to find his senses.

But now, the situation was different. With the existence of the Saint Spiritual Stove, his problem of compression was already solved, as it produced genuine liquid spiritual energy. As long as he could find a way to extract this liquid spiritual energy from the Saint Spiritual Stove and train his spiritual energy above the 2000th level, the daunting bottleneck of the fifth step would be no problem to him.

With this news, Ye Hua was naturally delighted as well. He urged Long Hao Chen repeatedly to go to his room to firmly cultivate; after all, even delaying the Demon Hunt Competition wasn’t a big deal. He was still young, so in the future, he would have the opportunity to participate in this great competition again. In comparison to this competition, to grasp the opportunity to break through the stage of Earth Knight was far more important.

The Saint Spiritual Stove was far from being huge: its body was approximately like that of a little cup worth three coins. The quantity of spiritual energy such a small Spiritual Stove could contain was something anyone could easily imagine.

After three days of bitter practice, Long Hao Chen had completely used up his stock of Spiritual Gathering Pills, and the Saint Spiritual Stove was almost at its peak condition. Its interior was filled with a thick liquid spiritual energy.

These three days of cultivation were actually quite painful. Because no internal spiritual energy was left in his body, Long Hao Chen had to absorb external light essence; this was quite a slow process. If not for the aid provided by the Spiritual Gathering Pills, perhaps even within 10 days or half a month, he wouldn’t have filled the Saint Spiritual Stove. In that case, he would really have ended up unable to participate in the competition.

What Long Hao Chen didn’t know was that originally, when Long Xing Yu gave him this Saint Spiritual Stove, he already knew that it would have other uses besides just combat. Only, he didn’t tell this to his son.

Long Xing Yu was a Divine Knight, and as such, he had experienced the cultivation process from the first to the ninth step. As a result, he understood pretty well how important the cultivation process was. For his training, he wanted Long Hao Chen to break through the fifth step at the earliest time possible, but didn’t want to help him too much, making him become a powerhouse with an exaggerated ease. If he really did so, even if Long Hao Chen was a Scion of Light, he would have no way to break through the threshold of the ninth step in his whole life! Thus, he chose to let Long Hao Chen do things at his own pace, slowly and continuously strengthening himself, to experience by himself the difficulties of the cultivation process.

Long Xing Yu had absolute confidence in Long Hao Chen. If a Scion of Light didn’t have enough perception, who would?

This particular ability of the Saint Spiritual Stove was called nurturance. It wasn’t only a Spiritual Stove that helped in battles, but it was also also a training assisting tool. This was one of the greatest secrets of the Knight Temple.

Because the Saint Spiritual Stove was only really useful to Knights and Warriors in combat, the other vocations didn’t have much interest in this Spiritual Stove. And a Warrior’s self-recovery ability was far beyond comparison with Guardian Knights’, so at this point, this Saint Spiritual Stove could be pretty much considered a spiritual stove exclusive to knights.

Saint Spiritual Stoves were quite rare, so when the other Great Temples found a Saint Spiritual Stove, they would choose to exchange it with the Knight Temple.

Only the Knight Temple, after countless trials, had some suppositions. It was that as long as the first spiritual stove of a human was the Saint Spiritual Stove, and he got it below the fourth step of cultivation, this special effect of nurturance of the Saint Spiritual Stove would be stimulated.

This special effect called ‘nurturance’ required the user of the Saint Spiritual Stove to discover it by himself and ordinarily, its manifestation wouldn’t be obvious to notice. It only gave an extremely weak boost to cultivation and nothing more.

However, in critical moments, the Saint Spiritual Stove’s ‘nurturance’ would have immense effects. For instance, it would have the greatest effect when Long Hao Chen would come to the liquefaction of his spiritual energy, as well as when the time would come for his spiritual orifices to condense when breaking through the step of Radiant Knight. With the assistance of the Saint Spiritual Stove, it could be said that he was bound to break through.

Everyone does some self-study, and Temples aren’t exceptions. If the other temples discovered the assistance effect provided by the Saint Spiritual Stove to the process of cultivation, there would probably be no one willing to sell this kind of stove to the Knight Temple. As a result, this mystery was kept secret all along. At least up until now, no one from the other Temples had discovered it.

Actually, even if Long Hao Chen hadn’t used the skill [Sacrifice], he would still have quickly figured out this use of the Saint Spiritual Stove. Because as long as he completed the first evolution of his Saint Spiritual Stove, the effect of ‘nurturance’ would automatically help him break through the fifth step. Actually, Long Hao Chen previously saw the fifth step as an opportunity to make his Saint Spiritual Stove evolve.

So it’s finally full? Teacher said that the essence should start to spill over at this moment, so since it seems to be finally full, it should start spilling over to some extent.

Regardless of the calm attitude Long Hao Chen ordinarily, when breaking through the fifth step, he couldn’t help but feel nervous, deep inside.

His cultivation was ongoing, and as it was going on, the liquid state of his spiritual energy started to become richer and richer. Drop after drop was being accumulated, visibly spilling over.

Finally, the Saint Spiritual Stove stopped accumulating more liquid spiritual energy, and a drop of gold-colored liquid after another started to flow down from the edge of the Saint Spiritual Stove.


At this very moment, Long Hao Chen felt his body shaking as it started to be emit a dense holy aura. A golden ring of light rose at the top of his head, vaguely being condensed to form a lump of golden light essence. This was the sign of an advanced Ascending Spiritual Cloud. Only when breaking through a high step would this Ascending Spiritual Cloud appear.

The droplets of liquid spiritual energy were few, but they illuminated all the meridians in Long Hao Chen’s body. A familiar holy light was rapidly spreading through his meridians, quickly spreading to every corner of his body.

Compared to the previous thin gold color of the internal spiritual energy, this color was a lot deeper, its splendor was already approaching that of the bright gold color.

Even though, up till now, only a single drop of liquid spiritual energy had spilled on Long Hao Chen’s body, the light essence was being absorbed at a phenomenal speed.

Meanwhile, the Saint Spiritual Stove was emitting an intense and bright light. What could clearly be seen was that on Long Hao Chen’s chest, a rich brilliant ring had formed, spreading all around. enveloping his whole body in it. The Saint Spiritual Stove slowly rotated around his chest, causing the drops of liquid spiritual energy, one after another, to spill out. Having taken a golden color after welcoming all this liquid internal spiritual energy inside, it finally came back to its former milky-white color. After these trivial struggles, mystical patterns had started to appear on the surface of the Saint Spiritual Stove.

It evolved, the Saint Spiritual Stove evolved! Long Hao Chen immediately discovered something. It wasn’t only the Saint Spiritual Stove that evolved, but he could also clearly see that a soft gold-colored liquid was revolving around this Saint Spiritual Stove. As surprising as it could seem, it was liquid spiritual energy.

In the past, when he used [Storing Power] for his cultivation training, liquid spiritual energy had also appeared, but at that time, as long as he let [Storing Power] fade, this spiritual energy would immediately regain its original state.

But now, things were different. In his body, around the Saint Spiritual Stove, what appeared was genuine liquid spiritual energy. Despite the fact that there were only something like a total of a hundred of these drops of liquid spiritual energy, with so many drops, wouldn’t he be back to his peak condition soon?

2000. My spiritual energy has definitely already broken through the 2000th level! The fifth step! I am now an Earth Knight!

A dim-witted smile appeared on Long Hao Chen’s face. How could he not be excited? He reached the fifth step at 14 years old! This was something completely inconceivable! What he needed now was to recover completely his spiritual energy. Recovering the 2000 units of liquid spiritual energy will make him be at a totally different level.

Yang Wenzhao, the next time we meet, I will really have the strength to challenge you.

On the following days, Long Hao Chen was deeply immersed in his cultivation, transforming like a sort of chrysalis. These short few days were enough to make astonishing changes take place within him.

Alliance’s government palace.

Just like Holy City, the Alliance’s government palace was a building that belonged to the Six Great Temples, the core location for making important decisions.

The Demon Hunt Selection was of the utmost importance for the Temple Alliance. Three days later, the qualifiers would end. The sixty most outstanding youths were about to compete together. It signified that the Temple Alliance would have ten new Demon Hunt Squads, pouring fresh blood into the Demon Hunt Squads.

  • Inspiration

    Thanks ^-^

  • Inspiration

    Thanks ^-^

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Scarecrow

    I came for teaser, but found a completed chapter. My thanks to you.

  • Erinlin

    Soo much info dump.
    Really don’t like how the story is being told. Thought i’d be used to it after 107 chapters, but i feel there’s some old guy sitting next to me telling me a story and explaining to me EVERY single little detail and thoughts.

    Anyways, thanks for the chapter. Must press onward until the manga/manwha/manhua/mangirl catches up.

    • Why is everyone so hurried that the manhua catches up?

      Personally, I’d read the novel which has more details in it, before starting the read of the manhua which is an adaptation of it, no?

      • Frenzy85

        Personally, I look at the manhuas as a teaser.

      • Akki

        I don’t accrually prefer the manhua, since in mu opinion, the LN is better. 🙂

        I’d say, take your time translating so that we get a good quality on the translation. Of course I like the speedy translation as I am a leecher that loves to read the continuation of the story, but I can bear you “normal” translation speed. It’s already quite fast compared to some other translators. So thank you for all your hard work so far and I appreciae your efforts! 😀

        …I acctrually got annoyed that almost two full chapters in the manhua went by when Hao Chen escorted Cai Er back, without there even beeing any throught bubbles or whatever that could give something more to the development of the manhua…. only the lyrics of some song to set the mood…. :/

      • Luke Confidential

        That’s a far cry from all of your readers Totobro.

        I can only really speak for myself [although I suspect I speak for a majority] when I say I LOVE this story, and could totally live without the manhua.

        I enjoy the manhua, and if its translation passes your translation of the novel I’m going to be reading the manhua first… and that’s definitely not something I’d prefer [because the manhua is an adaptation and usually an incomplete story, like how it skipped the entire first battle our MC had in the Demon Hunt Squad qualifiers.]

        I want to thank you sincerely and deeply for the quick pace you’ve been using. Were my wallet fatter I would fund the fastest possible pace you could accomplish.

      • RyokoZero

        The manhua to the LN is like a donut to a cake … red velvet cake. Its very short… the art is nice and glittery BUT it skips parts… and doesnt have the same feel at all. Keep up the good work.

      • Erinlin

        I actually started out reading the Novel, but found it very hard to read until I read the Manhua which brought me back to the novel.

        Yea its more detailed, but the style really puts me off and gives it a very amateurish feel to it.

        “A dim-witted smile appeared on Long Hao Chen’s face. How could he not be excited? He reached the fifth step at 14 years old! This was something completely inconceivable! What he needed now was to recover completely his spiritual energy. Recovering the 2000 units of liquid spiritual energy will make him be at a totally different level.”

        All I envision when I’m reading that paragraph or those like it: is an old man sitting next to me gesturing with his hands and proclaiming how amazing it is. It sounds really forced and doesn’t allow my imagination to visualize the contents at all. Instead, it shoves it in my face like i’m an idiot and wouldn’t understand how amazing he is even after the hundreds of times I was told about how amazing Long Hao Chen is by EVERYONE around him.

        Such a thing could be worded along the line of:

        “A dim-witted smile appeared on his face, showing his excitement of having reached the fifth step. All that was required, was to regain his spiritual energy and he would be on a whole new level.”

        It’s not great, but by adjusting a few words, the sentence structure, its delivery, and the possessive element pertaining to Long Hao Chen, it sounds like the MC’s thoughts instead of this old man who’s yelling at me trying to tell me what to think.

        We already know that he converted his spiritual energy to liquid energy. The author spent the whole chapter telling us about it. We already know he’s a genius at only 14 years of age, and other geniuses were far beyond his age when they entered the 5th step. Heck, we’ve been hearing about how much of a genius he is ever since the first few chapters from the author. There’s no need to reiterate about how much spiritual energy he requires to break the 5th step, as it’s been listed time and time again already. Its 2000. WE KNOW.

        I guess what I’m trying to say is, every time something happens, the author infodumps about how amazing the boy is, FORCING a WOW factor onto the readers.

        Long Hao Chen could be picking his nose, and he’ll pick a booger the size of his fist, and we’d be forced to hear how amazing it is for a boy his age to pick a booger the size of his fist for a whole chapter, because no one in the thousand years of the world’s history has done it before.

        Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate the story. Just how the author goes about it.

        • Luke Confidential

          Different strokes for different folks I guess. I enjoy this style very much, and marathonned up to present translation in a couple of days.

          In terms of plot to be honest I’d prefer an MC who was a little less ridiculously gifted [or hell I’d love to read a story about the ungifted fighting the current and making a name for themselves, such as Ye Hua’s struggle up the ranks of the Knights for example] but the presentation? Suits me just fine.

    • Luke Confidential

      This level of infodumping is what makes this author special.

      IMO it’s just right, whereas some other Novels [BTTH for example] really overdo it.

      • BurningAlpha

        BTTH? You never read Xian Ni? Now that novel will cause you a headache

      • Erinlin

        A whole chapter of info dumping is beyond the level of “just right”.

        Never got into BTTH LN. Hated the manhau and how cliche everything is in that garbage.

  • Toxicparasite

    Totokk you are amazing.

  • Avarrencus

    I want that Yandere to show up~
    Thanks for the chapter~

  • Frenzy85

    I wonder how the teams will be split up…

    Probably going to be on LHC’s squad:
    Pretty Boy Knight himself, Yandere Girl, Berserk No Heal Cleric, Drug Lord Magician
    + Li Xin?

    • Luke Confidential

      No doubling up of classes in a party… I mean temples on a squad. Li Xin already lamented that they wouldn’t get to fight alongside eachother.

    • Nomaan Tahir

      Instead of + Li Xin, it’s + LHC’s retainer (exception to the no doubling up rule) and probably the summoner who can summon 8th step beasts

      • Rob Engranajes

        Plus the Shield Warrior Girl. Remember there have to be six people, one from each of the temples

  • Moissonneur66

    Well if Long Hao Chen And Cai’er are in the same squad with the violent priest, the 8th step summoner, defense only mage and that chick with the shield(s?) demons are basically fked.

    • Frenzy85

      8th step summoner? Chick with shields? Defense only mage (so that’s why he proposed that charade…)?

      I thought my memory was good, but apparently not…

      • haha,
        -not eighth step summoner, summoner which summons a beast of the eighth step some chapters earlier. Not sure it’s the same one though.
        -chick with shield refers to the one that wrecked Chen Chen I guess.
        -defense only mage? Dunno about that, but its true that we have yet to see Lin Xin use offensive magic

        • Firekarkon

          Thankfully I played Dark Souls so dual-wielding or 2-handing a shield I can imagine.

        • Vern

          Wait wasn’t the mage simply weak at offense, better at auxilary magic?

      • Luke Confidential

        The chick with the shield only had one shield [or at least she was only wielding one at the time… in a manner more like an axe than a shield xD]

      • Moissonneur66

        Well typing dude who summoned the 8th step beast is just ugh you know?

    • Vern

      Wait, wasn’t the mage simply weak at offense, better at auxilary magic?

    • tyler

      mage can’t heal, right? Then berserk priest= everyone dies to poison and
      accumulating damage in fights behind enemy lines unless alchemy has to
      carry all healing! Burst power with 8th level spirit would be absurd,
      but only the two knights can actually heal via abilities! I guess lucky
      LHC can dual route his knight abilities so they get two guardian
      knights… sorta. Does the retainer count a a man or does it let them
      audible up to 7 people. In which case does the mage get to bring one of
      more warriors without them counting? Lots of questions.

      • tyler

        also, the F do they do about physical damage resilient enemies, aerial enemies and the like? Hao Yue had better stay a magic powerhouse cuz he’s the healer, DH, and tracker… Poor guy.

  • Azuka

    LHC’s finally an Earth Knight! Uwaa… Now I have to wait for ages till he becomes a radiant (?) knight! Hao Yue, where are you?

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Frun Blumglin

    Thanks for the chapter!!!~ =3

  • Belkar

    There are 60 final participants, the 10 best from each of the 6 temples.

    Squads have 6 members total, as in 1 from each temple.

    So how does that add up to 12 new Demon Hunt Squads?

    • Vultix93

      i have the same question. There should be 10 new squads, not 12

      • “圣殿联盟又将出现十二个猎魔团”

        Author’s mistake this time, I guess. Gonna fix right now. Thanks guys!

        • thiec

          Some mistake like talk about mage temple match in chapter 98, just too lazy to point out

  • Varler

    So he’s now 5th step. If Hao Yue isn’t at least 6th step when he comes back, I’ll riot. He’s been gone for so long, stalactites are starting to form.

  • Matze

    There are 6 Temples and each demon Hunt squad should consist 1 member per temple, so 6 member per squad. With 60 Partizipants it World be 10 new demon Hunt squads bot 12 (please Correct me of I’m mistaken).

  • Divine Shadow Knight

    Thanks for the chapter. 5th step awesome !!!

  • Emadish

    aaahh! when is Hao Yue comming back? it’s killing me with anticipation 😛

  • Mario Mägi

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Truthbro

    finally that felt so drawn out its nice that he reached the 5th step but what about his stove like what are the benefits now that it evolved?

  • JBJHova

    Go LHC Go!!! Thank you for another chapter.

  • JBJHova

    Go LHC Go!!! Thank you for another chapter.

  • Stealth104

    Hi guys I’ve been thinking that why does our main hero LHC have less innate internal spiritual power then Cai’er, I think that when LHC’s father did the sacred awakening before his 200th level that negatively affected LHC total innate internal spiritual level below 100 if not he woul’ve have been the son of light but I guess his father braking this rule caused our hero that level. What do you guys think?

    • thiec

      Cai Er have 93 IISE at awakening, and later upgrade to 100 after fuse with spiritual stove from previous Scion of Samsara. (Dont know how, still need to read more to find out). Also dont know this method will work to MC.

    • Nick Nimura

      I don’t think that is the reason. I think it has to do with the nature of the stove. According to the Assass dude she had originally scored 93. After the addition of the samsara stove it rose above 100. My guess is that if our LHC where to gain an addition “special” stove or perhaps raise the saint stove to a high enough level then his innate 99 would definitely become higher the Cai Er.

    • SirJynx

      Cai’ers innate spirirt was only 93. A special stove that belonged to one of the ancients was given to her, and that artificially raised her innate powers. If an equivalent stove exist for the MC. It should presumably make him 100+

    • Ravenous Basilisk

      That’s clearly wasn’t the case, his father ‘said’ that earlier awakening would only boost his training speed.

  • Stealth104

    Hi guys I’ve been thinking that why does our main hero LHC have less innate internal spiritual power then Cai’er, I think that when LHC’s father did the sacred awakening before his 200th level that negatively affected LHC total innate internal spiritual level below 100 if not he woul’ve have been the son of light but I guess his father braking this rule caused our hero that level. What do you guys think?

  • Ronald Wood

    So strengthen up

  • Ronald Wood

    So strengthen up

  • kensche heiashi

    Thank ya very much for the translation, translator! Many thanks towards the Author!

  • KenKen

    Thnx for the chapter.

  • KenKen

    Thnx for the chapter.

  • Tushar Khanna

    there’s some weird logic thrown in there. the authors states that LHC’s dad didn’t want to make things easy for him as it would “never let him cross the 9th stage” but that has to be bullshit, because Cai’er has obviously been handed the very best of everything right from childhood (arguably overdoing it) so as to develop her potential, and the assassin temple seems to have no such concerns.

    So, MC’s dad (or to be more precise, the author) is just being an asshole for fun, RIGHT?

    • Zeul Jasser Lim

      Not really. Its probably because the assassin temple already has a precedent for a 90+ innate SE. So Caier only needs to follow that legacy. Unlike the knight temple wherein Hao Chen is the first.