Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 111

Chapter 111: Entering the Final Stage (II)

“Now that everyone is present, the ceremony of subdivision may begin. All competitors will keep the numbers they had during the preliminaries. Your teachers should have already told you how the final stage was going to take place, so this old man will directly get to the main point. Now, the drawing of lots may begin. Everyone will be in a group. After this drawing of lots, you will directly leave for the stadium where the first matches are going to take place. ”

As he spoke, an enormous crystal ball rose from the platform. This crystal ball was at least of a diameter of a meter. Transparent, it contained 60 yellow-colored little balls, each one containing some characters.

The crystal ball was surrounded by six crystal pillars in the air, with the characters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 on top.

Without a single move that could be discerned from that elder, the saffron-colored little balls in the crystal ball started to twitch, and instantly following, one little ball after another started to move at a speed making them difficult to keep track of with the naked eyes, before precisely falling inside of these six crystal pillars.

Obviously, because they were rather far apart, the characters on the balls could basically not be discerned, but except from Cai’er, all the competitors in this official business hall had their eyes wide open, trying to find their own numbers in these crystal pillars.

Quickly, all the 60 little balls entered the crystal pillars, there were precisely ten balls inside of each of the six pillars.

The elder on stage started to speak in a dull voice, “I am the Hall Master of the Warrior Temple; you may call me Mad Warrior Ren Wokuang. The drawing of ballots will take place on the second floor of the building. If you don’t have any questions, let’s start right now.”

Second floor, Ruoshui said in a gentle voice, “Everything is as usual, please start whenever you want, hall master.”

Ren Wokuang wore a smile, as he slightly nodded, looking at the direction of the second floor and advancing towards the crystal pillar. Without any distinct movement from him, the ten orange little balls jumped up, surprisingly aligning and forming a row that floated in before him.

“Final stage, first group, your matches will take place in the Knight Stadium of the Alliance’s Great Stadium. The first group will be composed of the knight #1, the warrior #2, the warrior # 67….”

Hearing ‘Knight #1’, Long Hao Chen’s gaze was immediately aimed at Yang Wenzhao. The first group was clearly Yang Wenzhao’s. He wished that he could be in the same group as him, but unfortunately, it didn’t turn out this way. His name didn’t appear in the first group’s list.

“Now that the list of the first group of competitors has been revealed, stand up! The staff members will take you to the stadium to start the first matches of this round-robin tournament.”

Yang Wenzhao slowly got up, and left under the lead of staff members from the Alliance. Right before leaving, he intentionally gave a look to Long Hao Chen and Cai’er’s side. His eyes looked somewhat regretful. Just like Long Hao Chen wanted to challenge him once again, he wanted to challenge Cai’er, this time in an all-out fight.

“Final stage second group, your matches will take place in the Mage Stadium of the Alliance’s Great Stadium. List of the competitors of the second group: knight #98, assassin#1, priest #18, mage #1…”

Hearing the number 98, Li Xin felt nervous and excited. Looking all around, she said in a low voice to Long Hao Chen, “Lil’ bro, who is this assassin #1 in your opinion? An assassin of the fifth step! Do I have a chance? T.T” Simultaneously, she shot a glance to Lin Xin’. Was he not the mage #1, after all?

Long Hao Chen shook his head and said, “Big sis, you will definitely be okay, cheer up!”

Cai’er was still seated there, as cold as before. Except from the times she was all alone with Long Hao Chen, she was usually like that.

While Ren Wokuang followed the staff members to the Mage Stadium, Lin Xin hurriedly stood up, and Lin Xin who was at the other side of Long Hao Chen as well. Cai’er also stood up.

“I’ll leave first.” Cai’er told Long Hao Chen in a low voice.

“Eh? ” Long Hao Chen had clearly remembered that in the second group, there was only a single assassin and it was the Assassin #1.

Cai’er’s voice, as thin as a gossamer, sounded in Long Hao Chen’s ears, “Be careful during the competition. Don’t be wounded again. After the match, I will be waiting for you in that place.”

“Wow! Lil’ sis Cai’er, so you were actually the assassin #1. Come, I am pulling you along.” Li Xin was straightforward and passionate, and without the slightest inch of restraint, she pulled Cai’er’s bamboo cane and walked forward with her. Cai’er was startled for a moment, but as soon as she thought about the fact that she was Long Hao Chen’s big sister, she immediately followed her along.

Lin Xin rubbed his forehead, and with a bitter smile, he said, “What a headache! It looks like luck will not always be in my side.” This second group was a lot more powerful than the first one. Lin Xin was a lot more informed than the other competitors. The Assassin #1 was actually the previous little blind girl! This was something that he didn’t expect. Reportedly, this assassin of the fifth step had challenged eleven other competitors at the same time during the previous qualifiers, but in the end, no one dared act against her. What kind of strength was that? There was also this priest #18, who ended up as the first ranked of his qualifiers! As Lin Xin’s heart felt gloomy, Long Hao Chen also saw that shiny bald head before him standing up. This tall and robust stature made him look completely unlike a priest, as he took big strides, walking along with the staff members.

The absolute majority of the competitors were rejoicing about this sad news, because without a doubt, a slaughter was going to take place among the members of this second group. Assassin #1, mage #1, the first numbered of two of the Six Great Temples were in the same group, and the others weren’t weak either.

The most delighted people were those from the Assassin Temple. None of them was in the same group as Cai’er, so their current mood was pretty easy to guess.

Final stage, third group, your matches will take place in the Warrior Stadium of the Alliance’s Great Stadium. Composed of the competitors as follow: “Summoner #1, mage #2, knight #97, warrior #23, assassin #13, assassin #16, assassin #18, assassin #24…”

Among these 10 youths, there were unexpectedly 4 assassins. In addition, the others weren’t weak either. The first competitor belonging to this mysterious Spiritual Temple, and also the second competitor of the Mage Temple.

The four assassins stood up, immediately heading towards the staff members, but their faces that had been filled with joy a little while before instantly became an ugly sight to behold.

That’s right, they didn’t end up in Cai’er’s group, but who did they see? Wasn’t he exactly the youth that was seated together with big sister #1?

Although the Assassin Temple and the Knight Temple sealed off their informations, these assassins who managed to enter the top ten were all elites among the youths of the Assassin Temple and all of them naturally received the guidance of a powerful master. They had vaguely heard about the news that shook the two Temples during these last few days. It was precisely because this big sister #1 went to raid a certain competitor coming from the Knight Temple, and she did so for the sake of another competitor of the Knight Temple.

Without a doubt, it was precisely this knight #97 who was standing before their eyes.

Looking at Long Hao Chen and his handsome face that could go as far as to be described as a stunning sight, these assassin maintained their guess. Their hearts were howling in grief, because they knew that if they were to win against this knight #97, and to wound him in the process, wouldn’t…

Long Hao Chen naturally didn’t know what these assassins were thinking about. As he walked forward toward the staff members, he observed some female competitors.

The ones he paid the most attention to were two girls. The small and delicate one looked like she was even smaller than him, and had a very weak-looking appearance. When he occasionally sent curious glances to this older female competitor, he appeared somewhat bashful. What she wore was an exotic blue-colored mage gown.

The other girl was a lot taller, her height exceeded 1.7 meters and her black hair formed a neat and nimble twintail. With her picturesque appearance, she looked slender and agreeable. However, at her back was an enormous shield. Because this shield was even taller than her, she could only put it at her back, horizontally.

Besides the summit of this shield, its two sides were curved, almost shaped as blades. These two curves met each other, taking the shape of a sharp needle. From its looks, this shield was just like a sort of enormous sharp blade.

The thickest place of this shield was frighteningly roughly a foot wide, with nine spikes all around. The outwards space was completely empty, and its uses were mysterious.

How heavy could this shield be? A knight like Long Hao Chen felt afraid of this sight; this girl carried it as if it was nothing.

The Alliance’s office palace was not far from the Alliance’s Great Stadium, and quickly, they arrived to the Warrior Stadium.

The drawing of lots kept going, determining the remaining groups for the competition. The matches were going to take place for nine days in every group, with five matches every day. The ten competitors would fight against a different person on every day of competition. The ranking was going to depend on the number of wins. After the first and second were determined, the third of the ranking could also have the occasion to enter the round robin tournament opposing those belonging to the top 16.

Because it was a round-robin tournament, the drawing of ballots was not so important, and after completing it, the first battle of the final stage would immediately take place.

The Demon Hunt Selection matches were even colder during the final stage than the competition. There were already a lot less people sitting on the platform, only six people. However, the competitors didn’t know that these six people came from the Six Great Temples, and were in charge of supervising the course of the competition.

Before it officially started, Long Hao Chen’s group of ten received another list. Above it, there was no number, only names, and Long Hao Chen’s first opponent was a member of the Assassin Temple, named Xing Xuan. This name sounded very feminine, but in reality, it was a small youth with a wretched appearance.

“First match, Long Hao Chen vs Xing Xuan. The match may begin” All referees were powerhouses at the seventh step. Looking at their clothes, it looked like today, the referees were War Kings of the seventh step.

With a shield in his left hand and a sword in his right hand, Long Hao Chen walked into the stadium. In this group, there were a lot of people from the Assassin Temple, four of them. There were also two priests, but only a single person from all the other Temples. Compared to those from the second group, Long Hao Chen felt that his luck was not bad, and that he had great chances to end up in the top two.

  • Lorenz

    japanexpo ? ^^

  • sera

    japan expo??

  • i will wait..

  • Poulos maximus the great

    When you come back tell us the convention please

    • Im translating IN the convention.
      I’m midway right now.
      But a little live of Aoi Eir is about to take place :O

      • Reflex

        ahh i wish i was there bored out of mind over here

      • Loopy Foopy

        You should check out osu! at the convention, if they have it there. Pretty sure they do though.

  • Arifa00

    thanks for the previous chapter, and thanks for the future chapter

  • Yasser

    Great work keep going 😀

  • The Dragon King

    I hope u have a good time and thanks for the notice ahead of time. It’s way worse if u out of the blue don’t have an update for like a month then it is if u tell us first.

  • Kamisama

    Hope you fall of a cliff……hanger

    • Kyle Owen

      Ba Dum Tish!

  • CJZwille

    Thank god for the chapter many thanks

  • This remark will look somewhat spoilish to those who haven’t read the chapter yet, so I shall put it in the comment section instead of the post:

    OMG, Hao Chen watching other girls!!! Cai’er is going to kill you!! Or if shes lenient, you may remain alive, but crippled for the rest of your life.

    • Jair da Silva

      Nooo, Cai’er is not going to kill him, she’s going to kill the other girls and give a cold shoulder to Long Hao Chen. Then he will panik and apologize and not even understand why.

    • Piedpiper1

      I think I know what’s going to go down I saw a image of cai’er in the manhua I think it could have been around this area or it could have been a bit further along the story but if It is nearing noooooo

      I actually don’t know what happens I just looked at the page and saw cai’er with ????????? And didn’t look at the next page so yeah

      • eh uh

        stfu akashi, no one likes you, go play with your balls, #kurokofanboy

    • Nick Marti

      When will we finally find out what happened to his mount ????

      • Hawkeye

        Starting from chapter 116-117 I believe, I’ve read the google translated raws (they aren’t that bad). Hard to get the exact chapter because the way it’s categorised but it happens in title 33 forward.

  • uuh, question, do you prefer the current title “Final Stage Starts” (litteral one), or a paraphrase I just imagined: “Entering the Final Stage”?

    Btw teaser out!

    • Nomaan Tahir

      Entering the Final Stage.

    • saryunsenee

      Where? Cant see no teaser!!

    • Dicky

      If you want to keep the literal formation, “(The) Final Stage Begins” could work too.

  • kensche heiashi

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

  • totesose

    everything is in bold *.* Anyways, thnx 4 the chapter!!

    • huh, is that so? it isn’t for me :o. And you, guys? :).

      • Nomaan Tahir

        It isn’t for me either.

      • Andrez-ssi

        nor for me

      • totesose

        never mind, it was normal once I refreshed it 🙂

  • xsomeblackjewx

    I can’t wait for his mount to appear again, because a few chapters ago wasn’t it already trying to head back to meet up with Long Hao Chen. but then again couldn’t it just teleport to him from the abyss like the last time?

    • Dream

      Right, I really like Hao Yue. I wonder if he is going to have different eyes color for each head, because according to ch. 78 when he was evolving, all the eyes turn deep purple. How is LHC going to differentiate those heads?

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • superkuma

    Thanks for the chapter!
    haha those assassins afraid to offend Cai Er
    an easy victory then, lucky for you Hao Chen

  • xardas87

    i cant see the chapter 🙁

  • Zephym

    I’m not sure encouraging people to click on ads is allowed. I remember another translator said it was against the ToS or some shit. Just letting ya know :p

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • saryunsenee

    Hey . I dunno if its just me , but I didnt get a mail that a new ch came out ? I just want to know if its a prob with my app or mail settings

    • Oh right, me neither.

      How could this happen :xx.

      Aya 😡

      • saryunsenee

        Oh well , dont fret it , I just wanted to know if it was a prob from my side or not.
        Anyway , since u made such a mistake , as compensation , I would like u to tell the approx time till next ch 😛

  • Dauntes

    Thanks so much for the chapter! 🙂

  • The Dragon King

    Man there are just so many people to feel sorry for in this competition. Basically everyone in the 2nd group cuz that is full of the prodigies except for LCH (I would say Cai’er could win easy but we haven’t really seen her fight fight though we definetly know she is in the top as a fifth ranked assassin worshiped by everyone else in the assassin temple and #1 assassin) and everyone that has to fight LCH cuz if they inflict harm on him Cai’er will be pissed and if they inflict serious wounds…., well let’s just say they may talk with Cai’er then no one ever again. At least the assassins know this but everyone else, well let’s just hope we don’t count as witnesses. Then we feel sorry for LCH and Cai’er cuz they gonna get to the final rounds of course then have to fight.

    Man I feel sorry for everyone in the completion they should have just skipped this demon raid selection competition (sorry if that wasn’t the exact name)

    • Dream

      True. True, but I like the people’s reactions in these chapters. It just so pitiful and funny. One moment they are happy, the next they are sad.

      • The Dragon King

        Not sad more “I’m pathetic there’s no way I can lose” or “I’m doomed even if I beat him in a fair and square fight I’ll be killed by big sis #1” or when they r happy the next sec “oh u r the #1 assassin that I’m terrified of well since u like my lil bro lets go together!”

    • InsanityGinger

      the awesome summoner and shield girl are both in his though

      • saryunsenee

        Agreed , rather , I dont think he can win against that summoner with his eighth step summoned monster without the presence of hao yue
        That girl will surely give him a headache but I think he’ll beat her eventually cuz shes still a4th step I think

        • The Dragon King

          LCH Is a 5th step too and a prodigy. But yeah u right and can still struggle in fights being a prodigy means he has a lot of potential and can be OP as fuck in the end but right now he is just 14 and while he is 5th ranked there are others two. Simply put he can still struggle against like 20-24 year old fifth ranks and he will probably get to the top ranks. Also who knows he may need Hao Yue and he comes when he fights against those difficult opponents. Well anyway the main thing is even is he doesn’t get top 3 he can particapte in a another 5 years at 19 and blow them away definetly getting in top 3 or even 1st and now that I think about it he can still participate 5 years after that at 24 and be OP as fuck one hit killing everyone.

      • The Dragon King

        Yeah and they two of the ones in the group to feel the most pity for. They don’t know what Cai’er will do to them if they seriously injure LCH

  • zerodragon

    where the chapter, all i see is the teaser?

    • delete cache then, or register and log in, or try reading on another browser

  • Inbetweenaction

    Assassins first thought:
    “Yess, i get to beat up the guy that is hitting on my idol”

    Assassins second thought

    “fuck, i forgot, his girlfriend is freaking scary, am i even allowed to fight this guy? “

  • zerodragon

    why can’t i see the chapter?

  • jacbopaige

    Those poor poor assassins 😉

  • Drifter

    Dont you guys think that there is a misappropriation here? Cai’re is 93 then the assassin temple made her 100 by giving her the special stove(atleast that comes to my mind when i think how she got that stove), while LHC is 97 and his dad didnt make it a knowledge for the other big wigs of the knight temple so that they can teach him with that kind of vigor or give him that kind of power. Knight temple is the leader of the other temple i am sure they have some uber cool stuffs to bolster LHCs level further.

    • Alexandre Leguillon

      I thought the same exactly! Why don’t they give him a spiritual stove OP that levels his innate power up to 105 or higher?

      • Drifter

        110 or nothing :p

    • Symbiotic91

      I think mounts and divine status are exclusive to knights, and while the other temples have 9th step powerhouses they may not have divine status. Even if they do im sure cai ar got the spirit stove later, meaning its possible for lhc to get one that will boost him up later too. I just think his fathervplanned to give him the saint atove from the moment he started training him which is why he had it but didnt have one to boost him up. And he didnt want the knights to know he was a scion because then they would try to help him advance as much as possible instead of letting him figure things on his own which would then make it harder for him to break past the 9th step afterall many have reached it but few have actually passed it and gained divine rank. And from reading, mages need warriors for protection, warriors have high vitality, assassins have secret arts and need to be unnoticeable, so none of these appear to have mounts. Summoners (spirit temple) would obviously not need a mount. As for priests, they may have mounts, but since they are mainly supporr and dont plan on rushing to danger alone i doubt it. Knights are on the frontlines like warriors, but are always seen unlike assassins, while defending the mages and the priests, they are the most balanced and as such the mounts are to increase their effectiveness at being everywhere at once while keeping them alive.

  • Sarlisark

    In the course of rereading i started to get a bit confused so maybe you can clarify some things:
    A) external spirit energy maximum: in the chapters at the beginning, when LHC gets his 97 and later tells Asura, it is said that the maximum of external energy would be 200 or is that only true before awakening, since after fighting the demons he supposedly has ESE of 250 or so,
    B) the Competition: all People who get in the top 60 are part of demon raids and indefinitely till they retire otherwise there could not be more than 100 demon teams(there suervisor tells them about that). So LHC cannot join another competion, because he cannot join two teams, would be my conclusion. But that is confusing sine Lin Xin is sure of himself too get in the top 60 but supposedly plays the long odds for the next competition to be chosen by LHC if he gets in the Top 3.
    So could someone explain pls.

    • Symbiotic91

      The external spirit limit of 200 was for the all those up to the third step if im not mistaken, then upon breaking the next step the external spirit limit increases.
      as for the demon competition, there were no limitations on the number of times you can compete so long as you were still under the age limit of 25, the higher the rank the better the rewards and if your in top 3 you can choose your own teammates. But also note that the majority of the competitors are 20 and above therefore umable to compete and unable to choose better teammates. But for those who were strong enough and within the limit, it gives them a chance at building a stronger team, and a stronger team reaps more rewards from the temples as well as better missions.

      • Sarlisark

        So why are the teams at the end decided by ballot and not by the competitors, if the teams aren’t fixed for all times and can be changed later on. So youger people either are aable to leave an old team for a new one or after 5 years they do not need to work in there teams formed at the last Competion. Anyway thanks it helped a lot.

        • Symbiotic91

          The main reason for that i guess would be to prevent people forming teams with only people they know, and to make more of incentive to get higher rank, better rank means you can choose a strong person to be on your team which means you can get a stronger team and do tougher missions, and if your young and can battle again after 5 years and get a higher level you can switch out your weakest member for someone stronger, and even if you dont want to switch you can still get a spirit stove. But remember to compete you have to be under 25, and all are in the 4th or 5th step, average age seems to be 22 and up, remember lhc’s dad was a genius unlike any other and he was 3-4 years behind lhc in cultivation when he got to the same level meaning he would have been around 18 at best (like lin xin) when he competed. Meaning that the chances of people competing more than once was unlikely, but should you be strong enough and are good enough you should be rewarded with the opportunity to further your advancement i think thats the basis of the ballot system thats why higher ranks get more rewards and better rewards even for the same mission.

  • Avarrencus

    lol, Assassins in the second group, worst luck for y’all~
    Thanks for the chapter~

  • Symbiotic91

    Who else thinks hao yue will evolve into something like a 5 headed dragon king when he reaches his peak level.

    • ero commander

      i prefer 9 headed king hydra

      • Symbiotic91

        Yeah thought 5 heads when considering he gains 2 levels per head 4 at 8 and 5 at 9thpeak or king level. Realized 9 when i read it was a 9 point diagram and 1 point lit up per head

  • saryunsenee

    Guess they dont hes a 5th step yet

  • AnimeLoverC

    When I said I hopes the ‘freaks’ were in the same group, I meant the demon hunting grouping thing

  • Zen

    Ahhh summoner is the last temple!! Cool

  • Ronald Wood

    Looks like he will have a breeze

  • kensche heiashi

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

  • KenKen

    Thnx for the chapter.

  • Dolg Nishi

    wound our mc? ouchie ouch assassin #1 wuldnt b happy bout tht now would she? 🙂