Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 109


Chapter 109: Evolve, Saint Spiritual Stove! (III)

Today was the day of drawing lots for the final stage of the competition. The 60 competitors would be divided into six groups through lots, and a round-robin tournament was going to take place within these six groups.

In other words, within each group, each competitor will undergo nine matches. This way, not only would the possibility of winning by chance decrease, but it would also enable these youths to further increase their combat experience. Then, the best two of each group and four of the six people who ended up third, the ones with the better performances, would enter the top 16, and would participate in a knock-out competition.

This final stage was going to be even longer, but one had to firmly remember that, unlike the preliminaries where there were almost no rewards, during the final stage, there were three spiritual stoves as rewards! To anyone, regardless of his vocation, the meaning of a spiritual stove was great!

During the qualifiers, because matches took place among members of the same temple, the matches would be rather peaceful, but during this final stage, the competitors would try to get rid of their opponent by all means. To fight over these three spiritual stoves, they wouldn’t show the slightest bit of restriction.

The Alliance’s office palace had a dozen of staff members checking each and every competitor’s identities.

During the final stage of the competition, the competitors’ teachers were not authorized to look after them anymore. The Demon Hunt Squads were a secret with a very high status within the Alliance. As such, they were kept strictly confidential, even if it was involving new recruits.

The report time only lasted half an hour, and if it was missed, the opportunity to participate in the finals was lost. The Alliance was extremely strict in regard to time, because if a powerhouse didn’t even have the notion of punctuality, he would be quite likely to make big blunders in his future.

“Haha, we are going to participate the final stage. I’m really full of expectations!” A candid laugh erupted loudly. Two people were headed to the office palace, a male and a female.

The female was wearing a red armor, and was quite tall. Her lovable body was completely covered by her armor, making her look extremely valiant and formidable. Her red hair was loosened at the back of her head and she didn’t wear a helmet. Her face was a quite moving scene to behold: her gracious appearance was quite impressive, and made the degree of cultivation of her internal spiritual energy seemingly come out.

But the youth beside her stuck out even more. Compared to this female, the youth looked slightly shorter, with black hair draping over the back of his head. His limpid golden eyes were faintly shaped like a revolving halo. His handsome and refined appearance was even more impressive than the girl by his side. His pupils looked gentle and ordinary, and from beginning to end, his face was brimming with a faint smile. No matter how one looked at him, they would only see a harmless little cute boy.

Once they arrived at the door of the office palace, these two youths immediately met the staff. In order not to waste the fighting strength of the Six Great Temples, these external officers in service were ordinary people that were hired and didn’t belong to any of the six great vocations.

“Did you two come to participate in the final stage? Show me the number plate you have been given at the beginning of the competition.” This young staff had a respectful attitude toward them. It was because he knew that if they could enter the final stage of the Demon Hunt Selection, within the youngest generation of youths of the Alliance, they would have an excellent future.

This boy and this girl’s number plates were quickly examined and quickly, the staff people had successfully registered them.

“Knight Temple, Long Hao Chen, Li Xin. Please come with me, both of you.”

This boy and this girl were precisely Long Hao Chen and Li Xin, brother and sister who came together.

Suddenly, at this very moment, a pleasantly surprised voice sounded from their back, “Wait! Wait! Wait for me!” With a friendly voice, a clumsy-looking man rushed to their side.

Long Hao Chen and Li Xin turned around, suddenly seeing a familiar handsome face. Deep green hair was draped over his shoulder and swayed past it. With a single movement, he would definitely make people mistake his gender.

Wearing a white mage gown, he still had the same outstanding appearance, and looked even more overjoyed than Long Hao Chen.

“Lin Xin?” Long Hao Chen gave him an astonished look.

Lin Xin laughed and said, “Apparently, my choice to bet on you was the right one! Your luck is really correct, I didn’t expect both of you to really manage to get past the preliminaries. Wah, Sis Li Xin, you are even more beautiful than before, this light armor really does give you a vigorous appearance. Hey, if you seize a place in the top three, how about choosing me? I’ll be supplying you pills.”

Li Xin fell in laughter, and answered, “Do you really believe it is possible for me to seize a place in the top three? Hurry up to report your presence, and let’s enter together.”

Towards Lin Xin, Long Hao Chen immediately had a good impression as soon as he saw him. If not for his encounter with him, he wouldn’t have found the orb that seemed so important to Hao Yue. In addition, the pills that Lin Xin gave him were really outstanding, for what they cost him. Without the bottle of Spiritual Gathering Pills, Long Hao Chen couldn’t have broken through the fifth step so quickly.

Upon hearing Li Xin’s words, Lin Xin hurried to nod in approval, and took out his number plate before handing it to the staff member. These staff members clearly become astonished upon discovering his plate number, giving him an even more respectful look than the one they gave to Long Hao Chen and Li Xin.

“Mage Temple, Lin Xin. You three, please come with me.”

The three youths entered with the staff members, and Long Hao Chen said with a pleased expression, “Brother Lin is indeed powerful, your qualifiers must have gone without a hitch haven’t they?”

Lin Xin proudly answered, “It was okay. Luckily, I ended up as the first competitor in the ranking of these qualifiers.”

First of the qualifiers? Long Hao Chen and Li Xin looked at each other in dismay, completely astonished. They had experienced the qualifiers, so they naturally knew how intense they were. The number of people competing within the Mage Temple weren’t as numerous as in the Knight Temple, but the viciousness of their competition wasn’t a joke.

Lin Xin unexpectedly obtained the first place of these qualifiers. How strong could he be? At least, he was also at the fifth step. It looked like Teacher’s guess wasn’t wrong. What an amazing person!

Long Hao Chen gave him a bewildered look, and said, unconvinced, “Since Brother Lin is so strong, I’m afraid that in the finals, you will be more likely than me to enter the top three.”

Lin Xin shook his head, replying, “Not sure, not sure. The final stage is different from the qualifiers; actually, luck will be quite important.” Hearing Long Hao Chen’s words, he gave a reply that wasn’t completely foolish. If the final stage was like the qualifiers, and he could end up easily entering the top three, wouldn’t he be able to choose the most powerful partner available for his squad? Choosing a partner by himself was of course the most preferable choice possible.

As they were discussing, they had already arrived inside the Alliance’s office palace. Before a wide arched door, serving staff were standing, making a welcoming motion.

Once the door was opened, they saw that there were two warriors included inside, in a wide hall.

This hall was circular-shaped, a 1.65 meter high terrace stood above, with countless chairs arranged circularly. It seemed that roughly 500 people could be accommodated at the same time.

An enormous crystal-clear chandelier hung down from the roof, illuminating the whole hall.

Lin Xin said in a low voice, “This is the little official business hall of the Alliance’s office palace. Today, it should be here that we’ll draw lots.”

Li Xin gave him an unconvinced look, and spoke back, “Are you familiar with this place?”

Lin Xin chuckled, “I have come a few times in the past.”

Long Hao Chen and Li Xin exchanged a glance, finding this friend Lin even more mysterious than before.

At the same time, within the official business hall, several other people arrived. Long Hao Chen unconsciously looked around, and quickly, he came to see Yang Wenzhao. Similarly, Yang Wenzhao also saw him.

Compared to when the qualifiers took place, Yang Wenzhao’s face was a lot paler, and as soon as he saw Long Hao Chen, his complexion changed completely as he displayed a look clearly filled with hostility.

Eh? What’s up with him? His complexion didn’t look very good! Long Hao Chen was secretly thinking this, and moreover, the fighting spirit in him rose consequently; if he had the opportunity to have Yang Wenzhao as his opponent once again, he would definitely challenge him another time. With the experience of the previous combat, Long Hao Chen knew where he was lacking. Teacher was right, why did I just fight him head-on? Can it be that I am just too lacking in terms of technique?

Quickly, he saw another familiar person. Not far ahead, a huge bald head was sparkling because of the crystal clear lighting that shone upon it. Wasn’t it that Sima Xian?

So he also made it past the qualifiers! Recalling his grotesque fighting style, Long Hao Chen couldn’t help but reveal a smile. It was a priest that couldn’t heal!

“Du, du, du.” Hearing a familiar sound behind him, Long Hao Chen had a conditioned reflex and turned around.

It wasn’t only him; but in the whole official business hall, there were at least ten pair of eyes that simultaneously turned around. And the overwhelming majority were people from the Assassin Temple. They wore a black veil that covered their faces, but their -word for expression of eyes- couldn’t conceal their reverent looks.

Yang Wenzhao simultaneously heard this sound that made everyone who recognized it look sluggish. It was her, it was her, IT WAS HER!

Yang Wenzhao didn’t know why the Knight Temple left this matter unpunished; he himself didn’t go to request his grandfather’s help. This loss was a shame for him, so he wanted to get back at her with his own capabilities. Only, as soon as he saw Cai’er again in this place, his heart became incomparably shaken.

The fact she could appear here implied that she was also a participant of the Demon Hunt Selection. As such, her age was definitely below 25 years old.

Recalling their battle of the other day, Yang Wenzhao couldn’t help but sweat; the wounds on his body were already completely healed, but he felt as if his wounds suddenly started to ache. Cai’er’s tyrannical attack had left an unerasable mark in the depth of his mind.

At this very moment, he saw Long Hao Chen’s reaction upon seeing this blind girl using a blue-colored bamboo staff.

“Cai’er, you really came!” Long Hao Chen took quick steps forward. Having not seen her for several days, upon hearing this familiar noise coming from the bamboo cane, he could only feel as if something had been set free in his heart. Almost without a single hesitation, he suddenly took her hand.

The blue bamboo cane hitting the ground, Cai’er looked back slightly, before avoiding Long Hao Chen’s hand and with an extremely shy voice, she sensitively said in his ear, “You know, there are many people here.”

Long Hao Chen felt somewhat awkward as he shook his head, “Sorry, I… Shall we start by sitting on the side?” As he spoke, he didn’t take Cai’er’s hand this time, but still grabbed her blue bamboo cane and walked with her forward to find a place to sit in this direction.

Yang Wenzhao looked at their direction. His heart was completely filled with grief and indignation, naturally directed toward this stinking little brat. What an absurd calamity!

The assassins from the Assassin Temple didn’t think the same way as him though; their eyes filled with grotesque looks were staring at him. It seemed that he was a knight! What kind of relationship did he have with big sister #1? Despite the fact that Cai’er was only ranked 10th at the qualifiers, all the assassins that went through this trial were filled with something akin to worship towards her!


  • totesose

    1st!

  • totesose

    1st!

  • NewReader

    The Next Chapter button redirects to the same chapter, instead of Ch.110.

  • jinmoristoned

    2nd!

  • Vultix93

    why the rss feed doesn’t work for this site?

    • RSS

      what are you talking about? It works fine

      • k1nk4

        some time work, some time not!

      • k1nk4

        this doesnt really matter to f5 army.

      • Vultix93

        for me no.

  • Frenzy85

    Li Xin finally meets Cai’er…

    Shuraba incoming!?

    • The Dragon King

      Li Xin death flag raised

  • Firekarkon

    I feel you, Wenzhao. You’re nice guy.

  • Firekarkon

    I feel you, Wenzhao. You’re nice guy.

  • plusy

    little girlfriend… i hope she wont get herself killed. jealous loli assassins are deadly.

    • Luke Confidential

      Why would loli assassin get jealous over being called his girlfriend? It’s not like Li Xin laid claim to Shen as anything but a brother.

      [Also… with that physique and being 14 years old… is Cai-Er really a loli?]

  • k1nk4

    Thanks for the chapter!

    poor Yang Wenzhao :/

  • Charm

    How is the estimAte eta for ch 110,111,112 couldn’t wait for it?
    Check it all day and here it is exact eta will be appreciate at least i am not going to check empty
    Thank for translating

  • Charm

    How is the estimAte eta for ch 110,111,112 couldn’t wait for it?
    Check it all day and here it is exact eta will be appreciate at least i am not going to check empty
    Thank for translating

  • Kazesimi

    The blue bamboo cane hitting the ground, Cai’er looked back slightly,
    before avoiding Long Hao Chen’s hand and with an extremely shy voice,
    she sensitively said in his ear, “You know, there are many people here.”

    The assassins from the Assassin Temple didn’t think the same way as yang wenzhao
    though; their eyes filled with grotesque looks were staring at him. It
    seemed that he was a knight! What kind of relationship did he have with
    big sister #1? Despite the fact that Cai’er was only ranked 10th at the
    qualifiers, all the assassins that went through this trial were filled
    with something akin to worship towards her!

    oh wait… why so shy? lol if im hao chen i will grab and will stare to the people around her say”she’s mine.. don’t dare question me about our relationship ok bro and sis… oh dont forget.. if you worship her.. surely you must worship her partner.. that is me!”

    • The Dragon King

      They thought that they never said it out loud so how would he know? Anyway he is also innocent to the core sometimes like a girl when not fighting.

      • Falinmer

        He’s only, what, 14? It’s not surprising for him to still be innocent, not only that, he’s been in training his whole life and he’s never had any romantic feelings towards any other girl and he’s never been around any relationships like that (except maybe his parents), so he hasn’t really learned how to handle this situation.

        • The Dragon King

          There is innocent like a 14 year old guy with no experience then there is innocent like a 14 year old girl with no experience, LCH is the latter when not fighting.

  • Dauntes

    Thanks so much for the chapter!

  • Andrew L

    Next chapter will be so cute! Can’t wait! Thanks for the chapter, and the speedy translations!

  • DarkGo

    Lin Xin, Li Xin those two name are to similar, is annoying if I read name to fast or forgot who is who. It is just one letter of difference!

    • Haha actually even the author makes mistakes sometimes, swapping their names from times to times XD.

      Blame him :p

      • DarkGo

        Oh, so even their chinese charter are the same (similar)?

        • Even from my point of view, a bit, yeah.

          Lǐxīn – lín xīn, aka Li Xin 李馨 – Lin Xin 林鑫

          both Xin has exactly the same pronunciation and characters are kinda… similarly complicated

          • Falinmer

            Perhaps there’s a method that you can use similar to what Yoraikun does for his Japanese translations, where it goes into some sort of reader program and shows what the characters are supposed to be read as, basically producing the furigana so for cases like Li Xin and Lin Xin where parts look similar and are pronounced similarly, he can avoid making a mistake. I don’t translate and I don’t know if there’s anything similar for Chinese, but I figured if it does exist it might be worth looking into, it might even make translating easier for you.

          • JoyJoy415

            A weird idea popped up, but I don’t think you would take this suggestion because that would already change his name drastically. I have seen people with the surname 李 and their surname transliterated into English as Lee. You could consider this but it might be useful if there’s too many Li/Lees 😛 But maybe you can try to see if there are alternative spellings to make it easier on you?

  • Varler

    I’m so looking forward to the next chapter. I’m expecting cuteness and humor overload.

  • Ecco

    Thanks for chap, omg chapter 110 is going to be so adorable

  • Arifa00

    thanks bro

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Illunis

    Psh, based on Long Hao Chen’s looks alone he has the right to be friends with anyone he pleases!
    So f*ck off, Assassin Temple.

    • The Dragon King

      They don’t know him nor that he is a scion of light. All they know is that a Knight is in a close relationship with their scion of light and the number 1 assassin that they worship as if she was a god. Anyway it’s not like they are directly interfering in LCH and Cai’er relationship (yet).

      • Lotto

        Wouldn’t she be higher than a scion of light because she’s over a 100 ( with her stove).

        • The Dragon King

          Yeah she is but I forgot the name. Lol

        • Kazesimi

          Saint daughter of samsara?? >3<

        • Ecco

          Nope she is not over 100 she is 100 actually.

      • Dicky

        It might not be the case that Cai Er’s Saint Daughter of Samsara status has been totally divulged within the Assassin temple, but the other participating assassins at least know that she’s the only 5th step participating of their temple, given her flashy performance in that previous round. If not for that chapter’s description shifting it over to awe, I would think that relationships within the Assassin temple would be mostly just indifference with healthy respect for power differences.
        Also, as stated in a previous chapter, Knights and Assassins have a good synergy, though maybe it would be better to start good relations after the selection is completed.

  • The Dragon King

    I feel after reading and remeber how nice LHC is if he ver finds out he will probably just clear up the misunderstanding and make cai’er apologize then make her agre to talk to him before doing things like that for his sake.

  • BurningAlpha

    I wonder what their reaction would be when they find out he just broke through the Earth Knight level

    • The Dragon King

      Not much since they don’t know his age and to the assassins they know Cai’er is fifth ranked, young, and scion of light so unless LCH tells a few secrets in the assassins eyes at least he won’t be that impressive.

      • bored

        what do you mean Cai’er is fifth ranked,young , scion of light?, you mean LHC.., Cai’er title was daughter of samsara, the one equivalent to scion of light, you confuses your stuff,and LHC personal info was top secret, covered by his father on the throne, so no one will know his innate ability,title, except his teacher

        • Luke Confidential

          Technically Cai’er’s title is the notch above Scion of Light [though she’s only 3 ranks higher, and only by virtue of a Spiritual Stove she assimilated.]

        • The Dragon King

          Yeah I know no one knows his secret that’s what I said that he would have to tell them to be immpresive in the assassins eyes but we all know he would never do that.

          Know u got your stuff wrong. She is just the evolved form of scion of light called saint daughter of samsara becuase when she inherited the spiritual stove her inner spirit or whatever it’s called reached 100 and I’m sorry I didn’t call her that but I forget the name. Besides that she is exactly what I said young, 5th ranked, and scion or light (this should be saint daughter of samsara). I know she is young becuase she and LCH met when they were kids and were about the same age.

  • The Dragon King

    Is anyone else thinking Li Xin’s deathflag just got raised?

    • Falinmer

      No, she knows she’s too old for him, although she knows he would be a perfect catch, I’m sure she’ll support his relationship and act as a big sister.

      • The Dragon King

        Yeah she should be really thankful that Cai’er didn’t meet her when she was walking around town and heard LCH with Li Xin. Cuz if Cai’er found out they are constantly together without knowing of their bro – sis relationship Li Xin death flag wouldn’t just be raised it would have a sign and blinking lights plus like 12 more death flags all over her body/head

  • Owl

    “-word for expression of eyes-”

    Think you left a placeholder here.

    -gaze?

  • Koon Agnis

    Omg he should have said “let them stare” and grabbed her hand anyways!

    • Justine Dautelle

      OMG yes

  • Kazesimi

    arghhh my today wish:

    WANT TO READ CHAPT 110 ASAP!!!!! otok i cant do this waiting for those adorable couple face his big sis….

    i want to read those adorable chapt!! it’s because you use a teaser to tease meeee ARGGGHH…

    But… this is fast pace i know that.. but…. but…. huaaaaaa T^T

    since i become like this.. put more teaser can you? >3<

  • ddadain

    Lolololololol~~~

    And the masses are Jealous :3

  • Ariel

    chapter 110 still not here yet … waiting for you 😛

  • Ariel

    chapter 110 still not here yet … waiting for you 😛

  • Niels Voorma

    I think you got some names wrong in this one, it just reads weird:P

    “Lin Xin said in a low voice, “This is the little official business hall of the Alliance’s office palace. Today, it should be here that we’ll draw lots.”

    Li Xin gave him an unconvinced look, and spoke back, “Are you familiar with this place?”

    Lin Xin chuckled, “I have come a few times in the past.””

    • nop, its what raw says

      • Niels Voorma

        allrighty then!

    • Hawkeye

      You have to remember that Lin Xin is the grandson of one of the mage temple elders, he probably visited with his grandfather a few times.

      • Niels Voorma

        ofcourse, i know that. It just like hes talking to himsellf as if he has an extra personality

        • Hawkeye

          Oh! Lim Xin and Li Xin are too different people.

          Li Xin (李馨) = Long Hao Chen’s “elder sister”, a genius knight from Hao Yue Hall. She has a unicorn mount named Rose.

          Lin Xin (林鑫) = Step 5 mage, we meet him first at the auction house, he is the one who bought the demon corpse for 2000 gold and he is the one who makes pills.

          Even the author of the book mistakes them from time to time as in mandarin their names are pronounced the same “phonetically”.

  • Tj Hale

    i could have sworn yang wasnt as petty as that. he knew long hao didint have anythign to do with him getting his ass beat. so why is he so salty.

    • Zen

      He has just gotten beaten up despite not doing any wrong, anyone would be salty

      Plus everything was kept secret from him , so he wouldn’t know that long hao didnt have anything to do with it i think

      • Ronald Wood

        What you saying makes sense

        • Nico

          No, he said he would talk to senior Yang to apologize and settle this matter. That doesn’t necessarily imply that he contacted Yang Wenzhao personally. Since his grandfather Yang is a bigshot it is highly plausible that the whole matter was solved without giving Wenzhao any information or talking to him. He received healing and was likely told to keep his mouth shut. No wonder he is salty. Especially since LHC acts completely clueless and Wenzhao shouldn’t even be able to voice his anger. Additionally he just learned that he possibly will face both of them again. A tricky situation.

      • Ravenous Basilisk

        Wait, that elder from assassin’s temple said that he will resolve this matter with him…
        Besides, it would’nt gone this far if he would’ve gone all-out in comp with LHC …

  • kensche heiashi

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

  • KenKen

    I love how everyone got a different reactions when Cai’er appear.

    • Robin

      Well, she is a little queen. ^^

  • Merry Poppins

    Thanks for the chapter.