Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 118


Chapter 118: Hao Yue’s Evolution, Third Head! (III)

A moss-green-colored radiance instantly surged out of the shroud as the lich attempted to use undead magic to free its body from the strange energy wrapping it. Unfortunately, its hopes were crushed. That soft-looking milky-white energy didn’t seem to show the slightest reaction to its undead magic.

Bang.

The black bone blade of this Skeleton King hacked toward the ground once again, but this time, it went past Long Hao Chen’s body, almost hitting him. The golden armor covering Long Hao Chen’s body burst out, emitting its last golden radiance, as he took it out completely.

Actually, that corpse-pulling white-colored radiance was coming directly from Long Hao Chen’s chest. And precisely because of the moment of pause that occurred when he produced it, he was close from being crushed by the Skeleton King.

The lich looked once again toward Long Hao Chen, its face displaying a bit of anxiety; or was it fear and anger? What came from its extremely calm face was a calm and collected look filled with an intense murderous intent.

Not good. An intense fear instantly reached Long Hao Chen’s mind, “But it shouldn’t currently be able to attack freely.”

Two strong golden lights burst out from Long Hao Chen’s body in succession. From the Divine Light Wristguard, the third [Holy Mantle] was activated. In addition, he stuck the Flame Sword in the ground, releasing a [Heavenly Battle Array] and forcefully stopping the Skeleton King’s next attack. A strong holy property was being released, going as far as to make the nearby Skeleton King stumble.

And Long Hao Chen hadn’t used the Light Sword in his right hand to attack yet.

[Last Gambit], skill of Retribution Knights of the fifth step.

[Holy Sword], skill of Retribution Knights of the fifth step.

[Holy Sword] was something he had prepared a long time ago, and [Last Gambit] was something he unlocked after having reached the fifth step of cultivation, as his breakthrough broke another seal of his Inheritance Ring. The Light Sword turned into a glittering white light, directly aiming for the lich.

“No!” The lich mournfully bellowed, an intense dark green radiance erupting from him, attempting to stop this radiant [Holy Sword].

Only, the sacred holy attribute was too strong against the undead. With his [Holy Sword] prepared through the use of [Storing Power] for a long time, and with the addition of his Bursting Spiritual Pill that strengthened the explosive power of his [Holy Sword], how could this attack of his be so easy to stop?

If both sides were more than 25 meters from each other, this attack from Long Hao Chen couldn’t possibly be enough to harm its life. However, their current distance was even closer than 10 meters apart. [Holy Sword] in the state of [Last Gambit] in this situation was indeed so fast that it could be said that it did not give the lich the slightest opportunity to unleash its formidable defensive spells.

Bang.

[Holy Sword] was instantly connected, passing through the lich’s dark green protective screen, with a doubled efficacy coming from the combination of [Last Gambit] and [Holy Sword]. This blow had already the formidable might of an attack coming from a Radiant Knight.

A pure and holy light shone upon his chest, making the nearby lich seemingly freeze.

The current Long Hao Chen was going all out, and after making use of [Last Gambit], his body was already completely limp.

The lich’s black bones looked just like an apparition of death suddenly emerging. His eyes, staring at Long Hao Chen were seemingly losing all resolution.
  噗啡。
Pfutuft

The body of the Skeleton King suddenly became stiff, just as the bone blade was drawing extremely near to Long Hao Chen. As its enormous body suddenly collapsed, countless dried bones dropped, a lot of them smashing on Long Hao Chen’s body.

Those skeletons which had charged within the cave had already turned motionless, one after another, turning into dried-up bones.

A faint smile was drawn on Long Hao Chen’s lips as the armor before him shattered completely. The collision of these crumbled bones on his body hurt a lot, but it didn’t truly injure him.

Success! Long Hao Chen ruthlessly clenched his fists, despite the fact that his body was currently in a very bad condition and feeling very weak. The aftereffects of the Bursting Spiritual Pill gradually started to appear, stimulating his spirit to a great extent.

Long Hao Chen wasn’t the slightest bit familiar with undead life forms, but his mental capacity which was so different from ordinary people’s gave him an exceedingly high sense of observation.

No matter whether it was about the lich or the Skeleton King, they were both clearly above Long Hao Chen in terms of strength. Long Hao Chen was supposed to have no way to withstand the attacks of either of them.

However, strength wasn’t a factor of sure victory. Long Hao Chen had just inferred the meaning of the classical case of war called “to win from a position of weakness”.

And as soon as this lich appeared, Long Hao Chen had clearly felt its similarity to these skeletons; he was afraid of his holy attribute. Otherwise, it would simply have needed to kill him directly to deal with everything; was there a need to spare efforts? Furthermore, when that lich king summoned this Skeleton King, it revealed its identity as an undead. For sure, this undead army had been summoned by this lich, otherwise, they couldn’t have fused together into a formidable Skeleton King.

This information appeared useless at first glance, but for the contemplative Long Hao Chen, it was a clear-cut way out of this certain death situation. In other words, he only had to kill the lich and the summoning would end together with its life.

At first, he had to show weakness; for that purpose when he blocked the Skeleton King for the first time, although he used [Divine Obstruction], he did not use [Leaned Shield Unloading Power]. It was to test the Skeleton King’s power as well as to paralyze the lich. Once again, this proved that the Skeleton King’s strength was much greater than he originally thought, injuring him right away. Long Hao Chen did not fret; at least, he blocked it. If he had not been able to do that, there wasn’t the slightest chance for his plan to work.

Afterwards, he was constantly shifting around, dodging the Skeleton King’s strikes with great difficulty as he didn’t dare to take them head on, but in fact, from beginning to end, he was advancing towards the lich in the middle of the mountain.

After he completed the evolution of his Saint Spiritual Stove, not only did the range of it increase from 25 to 50 meters, it could also attract the attention of two enemies instead of one. More importantly, it gained another special ability, [Pull].

[Attraction] attracted the enemy’s attention, but [Pull] pulled the enemy towards him.
The effect of the Saint Spiritual Stove’s ability [Pull] was akin to Long Hao Chen using his full strength to personally pull the target. This skill was purely defensive, and didn’t hold any attack power. However, it was extremely practical, with an effect equivalent to what would have happened if he gained an invisible rope, able to pull anything.

[Pull] had a small range of 25 metres, and was able to aim at a single target.

As the lich was in midair, Long Hao Chen continuously tried to approach it, for the precise reason being that his Saint Spiritual Stove contained this mysterious ability. He had also never revealed the true power of his Light Sword.

In the end, the Lich’s underestimation of Long Hao Chen’s abilities cost him his life. Compared to the cunning humans, the lich was really simple-minded. Long Hao Chen’s Saint Spiritual Stove changed the face of the battle completely.

The flames in the lich’s eyes gradually dimmed. It took a look at the hole in its stomach and then looked at Long Hao Chen on the ground. Suddenly he let out a screech. He was unable to accept the reality of the situation.

“No……….., now that the sealing pillars are already gone, don’t tell me that Austin will once again descend upon us after his six previous reincarnations? My masters from the undead world, why is it that you haven’t arrived yet?! Destroy him, destroy him, quick… ”

Accompanying its cries, the Light Sword’s holy light had already spread through its body. White cracks of light appeared all over and eventually before exploding, and finally condensing, intensely lighting up this dark and gloomy world.

Long Hao Chen laid on the ground, breathing heavily, intense fatigue rushing into his head. Despite the backlash not being as heavy as using [Sacrifice], with the Bursting Spiritual Pill increasing his overall battle strength by 20%, at this moment the side-effects were not light.

The lich and his skeleton army fell; however, now was not the time to relax. Long Hao Chen once again consumed a Restoring Spiritual Pill, striving to restore even a little bit of spiritual energy.

At this moment, a muffled cry sounded, and it was immediately followed by mixed shouting; after that the muffled cry sounded again. Afterwards, a third cry resounded. Despite clearly being somewhat weak, it was no less dignified than the previous two.

Hearing this muffled cry, Long Hao Chen was surprised, because the sound came from inside the cave.

A heartwarming feeling came from within Long Hao Chen as he suddenly felt that his strength returned. Looking down, he discovered to his astonishment that brilliant purple lines had appeared all over his body, which were his own meridians alight. No matter if his veins’ size could be considered as average or slim, they were currently all flashing with a purple color. A formidable force could be unceasingly felt, appearing before his eyes and reinforcing his muscles’ power, contrasting with his currently weakened internal spiritual energy.

Once again, the yelling cry sounded, but this time it was much stronger than the previous three. A silhouette appeared from within the cave. Without Long Hao Chen even seeing it clearly, it already appeared beside him. Golden light flashed and gentle light elemental essence wrapped around Long Hao Chen’s body. Immediately, Long Hao Chen felt lighter, and a fiery feeling appeared on his forehead. The surroundings were all lit with a mysterious light. He once again entered into a transient state.

In this dark and fiery world, a purple light glittered, space opened, and with a flash of light, the purple light disappeared immediately.

In the next second, a cold cry suddenly sounded, Austin Griffin…..

This sound was very sharp. The moment it appeared, the black sky turned grey all of a sudden. The lava on the earth all dried up, and the temperature dropped drastically.

We have arrived late. A low bellow sounded, large pieces of black silhouette slowly closed in, and an enormous figure emerged out of the shadows. The figure was of a bone dragon larger than 30 metres in length.

The skull of the bone dragon had a strange light blue colour; the body was white, but there was certainly a blue light brandishing its entire body. Under its large wings, there appeared to be a layer of skin. This bone dragon was surrounded by sticky black miasma that slowly spread outwards.


  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Haolu

    I bet Hao Chen mount is a hydra

    • Juqq

      That’s a weird ass hydra, cause if you look at the color of long Hao Chens and how his pet looks and imagine a hydra it doesn’t look like a charm common hydra.

      • JBJHova

        True, most hydras have snake like bodies I believe; I don’t remember hydras with four legs. He is just a multi-headed dragon

        • Asura Asura

          Try searching Hydra on google images

          • Chaos_King

            It is Orochi

        • Anonymous

          You’ve just been proven wrong.

          Although hydras are sometimes depicted as serpentine figures, they are usually shown to have legs. Like in World of Warcraft <.<. Google image is my friend.

        • wordkillme

          Hydra isn’t snake but 9 head dragon xD

          • Jack

            It’s not referred to as a dragon in any bestiaries I’ve ever read. Hydra’s are always just referred too as a serpent-like water monster.

            Hao Yue is totally based off of tiamat though. I’m convinced. If he gets a 6th head, I might admit I’m wrong.

          • Kurowind

            I think Hao Yue is supposed to get 9 heads.. but still he is based upon tiamat for sure as he is a dragon lineage monster
            my guess at attributes would be
            Fire, Holy, Wind
            Earth, Water, Wood
            Metal, Dark, Lightning

          • Jack

            Well, I’d be inclined to agree with you. One Head for each of the 9 steps.

            However, he seems to jump a step for every head. It’s also implied next time he’ll get 2 at once so he might jump right to the 9th step at 5 heads, since he’s already at the 6th step with 3. Or growing wings might be his final transformation. There’s also the “Heavenly” step they referred too. I think it’ll really end at 5 heads.

        • Jack
    • Jack

      I’m pretty sure He’s Tiamat. Or, the same kind of dragon as Tiamat.

      Tiamat has 5 heads that are different colors for different elements. So.

  • iamsleepless

    thanks for the chapter

  • Toxicparasite

    Thank you for the chapter.

  • MissAtlantis

    Thank you for the chapter.

  • Uregano

    Stone Cold Yue Austin

    • sheait

      that’s steve.. steve austin man…

      • You fail. *facepalms*

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! Reinforcements, looks like it’s getting really messy.

  • kensche heiashi

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

  • Stefan Botev

    RUUUUUNNNN , until you are back in the normal world so you can show how op you’ve become !!

  • JBJHova

    Thanks for the chapter. I was a little upset about the explanation of the fight that we obviously just witnessed, but the explanation about the spirit stove evolution was acceptable. Now lets hope LHC doesn’t need too much time to be ready for his next match.

  • saryunsenee

    That ‘master’ ?!!
    Who is it referring to?
    Also, undead knight??!!
    Wonder if the 1 covered in black is an undead assassin lol
    This just got quite complicated , so its not just about demons eh

  • Pavel

    Thanks.

  • Moissonneur66

    So he is like the king/warden of hell or something perhaps? They seem to want him dead pretty bad. With the warden/king dead they would be free to do what they want right?

    • pantser

      I believe they wan’t him dead because he is the same kind of creature that destroyed that dimension and made it so only dead creatures can live there

      and they are afraid if he can grow to his final form he will destroy the dimension again making it so not even the dead can live there

  • Guest

    Thank you

  • Drifter

    When it says purple light vanished does that mean they teleported back to the human world?

    • totesose

      yeah I thought he was teleporting back to the human world too when he heard the cries 😡

      • Drifter

        Yah i thought so as well. Next chap is lying down and resting i guess. I cant wait to see what he will do with his mount this time.
        The stadium will explode i m sure, till now he has been fighting with his hand tied on his back. It will be LHC unleashed this time.

        • Kurowind

          from fighting with hands tied to sitting in a easy chair while Hao Yue solo’s Hao Chen’s opponent….. if that happens ill laugh so damn hard

  • Luigi De Jesus

    Is there any way for this to update 10 chapters a day its just way too awesome!!!!!! ^_^

  • Hairy Ferengi

    LHC: “Stop bullying Hao Yue!”

  • Dauntes

    Annoying.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • Anonymous

    So this guys riding the dragon are demon gods or something? And they will probably go to the human world to find Hao Yue. And could it be that time travels slower in that dimension because I don’t think it’s practical to say a hundred years for the calamity to recur..

    • Luke Confidential

      LHC is skyrocketing Hao Yue’s cultivation. At this rate- given the very old age super high level Xianxia masters are typically capable of reaching while continuing to fight- Hao Yue just might hit his peak around the time LHC retires, perhaps in time for the final push to purge the demons from the Human world once and for all.

  • madmann135

    Long Hao Chen riding Hao Yue a five headed mysterious beast with access to 5 different elements and the knowledge to use each element expertly. That is it, not only is Long Hao Chen OP his mount when fully grown is OP.

    • Luke Confidential

      Nine-headed 😀

    • plusy

      there are more than 5 elements in most fantasy worlds.light and darkness also count and some writers even invent some new ones like void and holy.

      • Jack

        I think he’s referring to a certain 5 headed Dragon who reigns over 5 elements.

        *cough*Tiamat*cough*

    • Red_Autumn

      Hoa Yue only has 3 heads so far, and the third one is a wind attribute or element so which is awesome

  • Ryan

    How can a living creature (Hao Yue) get reincarnated on a world that only has undead creatures?

    • Luke Confidential

      He’s the devil. That’s why.

    • Sarlisark

      just because until now everyone in that world has been undead does not necessite that everything in that world is undead.
      So there are prob some who are not undead even in a destroyed world

  • Ryan

    Maybe when Hao Yue evolves he absorbs so much of the elements that he ends up destroying the balance between them and that’s what destroyed this world?

  • Anonymous

    I just hope they give emphasis to the fact LHC just found out he’s got a goddamn world destroyer for a BFF

  • Kurowind

    given that in his weak form he formed the equals pact with Hao Chen, and the process of having to bathe him i holy blood I hope has the after effect of changing Austin from a world destroying demon dragon into a more friendly Magic beasty… at least hoping… I’d hate to have Hao Chen have to battle his Buddy for the fate of the world at the end….

    • Sarlisark

      well however it ends if, yue would fight against him at the end LHC could kill himself and yue dies blood contract and all, so i doubt that would happen and like you said yue does not have darkness attribute anymore but holy, so he should be different to his previous reincarnations

      • moridin

        He had a dark attribute body. What matters is the body not the element. He just regained teh dark attribute along with his light and fire attributes just now. 3 heads remember. Also, Austin Griffin is probably what the guy was and will be in the future. Considering the ominous purple eyes and cold behavior anyways.

    • Red_Autumn

      I think since Yue is contracted to Hao Chen, that his whole destroyer of worlds purpose is gone, and all magical creatures are friendly as well once summoned, but you never know a fight against Yue and Hao Chen would be something interesting and quite sad and unfortunate

  • Tj Hale

    it would suck if when hao yue got his final evolution, that he somehow breaks the pact of equals and tries to kill lhc and destroy this world…..

    • Ravenous Basilisk

      No way… not in Chinese novel at least xD

  • Ronald Wood

    Austin Griffin AKA(Alduin)

  • KenKen

    Thnx for the chapter.

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