Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 156

Chapter 156: Long Haochen’s Demon Hunt Squad (III)

After the announcement, Han Qian felt like laughing. This Demon Hunt Squad was perhaps the most bizarre in history.

A captain that is neither a pure Retribution Knight nor a pure Guardian Knight, a blind Assassin – this pair could still be classified as reasonable. As for the other four, they were absolutely unreliable. There was a warrior that is not proficient with defense, a mage that cannot attack, a priest that cannot heal, and finally, a summoner whose summons are totally unpredictable. This team was a marvel among marvels.

And, against all expectations, each one of these marvels was ranked first in either the preliminaries or the subgroup competition. No one would know in advance what kind of sparkle this group would be able to ignite, but no matter what one could say, this Demon Hunt Squad was entirely completed.

Long Haochen went off stage and stood together with his own group members. He felt a bit uneasy, but he wasn’t blaming the heavens for this in the slightest. No matter what he could say, at least he was reunited with Cai’er. As for the flaws in this team, he would think of how to work them out later.

“Yang Wenzhao, the selection ceremony for your team members is about to start. From now on, the squad you belong to will be known as ‘Demon Hunt Squad #2’.”

“Eh?” All along, Yang Wenzhao was staring at Chen Ying’er. Seeing her taken away by Long Haochen, he couldn’t help but feel gloomy. But hearing Han Qian’s words, he finally came back to his senses.

During the ceremony of selection for his Demon Hunt Squad #2, his luck could be considered quite a lot better than Long Haochen’s. At least the members he had picked were reasonable, and furthermore, during the last pick, he picked the summoner who entered the top eight, the true number one among summoners as well as the only one having reached the fifth step, Liao Yu. This result improved Yang Wenzhao’s mood quite a bit. Huang Yi and Liao Yu could be considered as being powerful, both ranked amongst the best of their respective Temples.

As for Mu Ning’s Demon Hunt Squad #3, it seemed as though his luck had completely dried up: among the four other members he chose, only the summoner was in the top 16. It was the one called Fang Zhu, the summoner who formerly summoned the gigantic bear against Cai’er, but was only at the fourth step.

As the first three Demon Hunt Squad were completely formed, it was now the time for the remaining competitors to be assigned to their respective teams.

But the one that took aback all the spectators the most was Demon Hunt Squad #4.

Accordingly to the sequence, the first member chosen for the Demon Hunt Squad #4 was the knight, and the one designated for this role was precisely Li Xin, and her luck could only be described as something absolutely astonishing. The warrior that was picked was the one who entered the top eight, the warrior of the fifth step that was defeated by Mu Ning. In the entire Warrior Temple, his strength could be said to be second only to Wang Yuanyuan.

As for the assassin, it was the last one who entered the top 16. For the mage’s position, the one chosen was a rarely-seen mage of the spatial attribute, having a strength at the peak of the fifth step. The priest she chose was the sole and only bishop of the fifth step among all of the competitors. As for the last one, the summoner that was picked was the botanical summoner Bai Xiaomo, who had given Yang Wenzhao quite a bit of trouble, who, in the end, had defeated her, using the sunlight fire.

Although everyone in Li Xin’s team were not the strongest of their respective Temples, they were among the most decent choices. This was the case in particular for the priest and the summoner. This formidable priest could ensure that the team could preserve its fighting strength, and as for Bai Xiaomo, the botanical summoner expert in control, she was perfect to complement the lack of defensive abilities arising from Li Xin’s specialization as a Retribution Knight.

The role of captain for Demon Hunt Squad #4 fell onto the only powerhouse of the fifth step in it, the priest of the squad.

The roulette swirled unceasingly, setting up one Demon Hunt Squad after another. The squad formation ceremony lasted for the whole morning before finally completing. Finally, the Demon Hunt Squads from #1 to #10 were formed.

Looking at the Demon Hunt Squad members arranged in ten rows, Han Qian declared, “From today onwards, each of you have officially been assigned a position in a Demon Hunt Squad. As such, you will be the closest comrades; comrades that can entrust their back to each other. In the history of Demon Hunt Squads, countless squads arose, standing at the peak of the continent. We wish for you to become that kind of squad. You have to bear in mind that you should never complain about your teammates. Today, perhaps your final ranking was not very high, but in a short future, maybe you’ll be among the most powerful.”

“From today onwards, you will have three days of rest. Also, within these three days, squad captains are to take their members to the Mission Tower to register their Demon Hunt Squad, so as to get your Demon Hunt Squad’s serial number. Three days later, the competitors that entered the top 16 are to go to the Alliance’s Treasure Vault to choose their secret skills. Those ranked from ninth to sixteenth will get to choose one secret skill and those from first to eighth will get to choose two of them.”

“And the top three competitors, with the exception of Long Haochen, will get to choose a spiritual stove as a reward from the Temples.”

“Now, disband.”

As soon as the word ‘disband’ was said, all competitors felt as if they were relieved of a great burden.

It was finally over. Starting from the preliminaries to the finals, with the subgroup competition in the middle, an entire month had passed. The stronger the competitor, the more experience they had gotten from the competition. Now that the competition was over, these sixty competitors were finally a part of a Demon Hunt Squad. At last, they could take a breather. As for what would happen after this step, they had no clue, but for the time being, there was no need to think about it; better to put this matter aside to relax for the moment with a few days of rest.

“Captain, it is destiny that reunited us to form a squad, so today, I’ll act as a host and treat everyone to a good meal.” Lin Xin declared overjoyed.

Long Haochen chuckled, and replied, “Everyone, don’t call me captain, but directly use my name. Is everyone okay with that?”

Sima Xian shot Lin Xin a glance, “I have no objection, but I have to tell you, I eat a lot.”

Lin Xin laughed faintly, replying, “I will be sure to let you eat your fill.”

Wang Yuanyuan said with a large smile, “I have no objection either; since someone else is inviting, let’s enjoy eating for free.”

Chen Ying’er laughed happily and said, “Okaay.”

Cai’er naturally didn’t say anything more, only nodding lightly while under the gentle hold of Long Haochen’s hand. Still, from the fact that everyone saw her previous display of force on stage, no one dared to look down on her. Long Haochen was still young after all, so despite the fact that he emerged as the final champion, he still lacked some persuasiveness. However, with the addition of Cai’er, absolutely no one would dare refuse to accept him as captain within this generation of youth.

It was not limited to only this Demon Hunt Squad: all members of the other squads had to get more familiar with each other, and almost all chose to have a meal together for this purpose.

Lin Xin led everyone out of the Knight Temple, turning at the right not far from the exit, and after covering less than 100 meters on a little street, led everyone to enter a large restaurant with five floors.

This restaurant was a dazzling sight; eight coolly-clad tall young girls stood at the entrance, welcoming customers. Seeing them, Sima Xian’s eyes instantly stared at them.

Clearly, it wasn’t the first time Lin Xin went to this place. Led inside of the restaurant by one of the girls, they arrived in a large private room with several waiters waiting for their instructions.

Seated around a circular table, the six of them, with the exception of Cai’er, looked attentively at each other. Although they had met each other several times before, they weren’t familiar with each other at the moment.

Lin Xin stood up, smiling, “Let’s do like this, since we are going to be a team, everyone should introduce themselves with a few words, how about it? The main point is to introduce each one’s abilities, so as to be more effective in the future when acting together. I will go in first: I am Lin Xin, nineteen this year, my size is 1.81 meters, I weigh 69 kilograms, and… ”

“Tch, speak of some more practical facts, can’t you?” Chen Ying’er said with a cold look, “Are you looking for a partner to marry or what?”

Lin Xin did not get angry, simply replying, “Okay, then let’s speak of practical facts. I am a Magic Leader of the fifth step, second rank. I am an expert in control magic and defensive magic, in addition to being an alchemist that is able to make various kinds of pills. Without condition, I can make use of my personally concocted pills to help those of you who haven’t broken through the fifth step yet to do so within three months.”

Of the six, only two hadn’t broken through the fifth step yet: the violent priest Sima Xian and the unreliable loli summoner Chen Ying’er. Hearing him, these two immediately stared at him, opening their eyes wide. Wang Yuanyuan also revealed an alarmed look. They were clear on how costly pills were, particularly those that can be use for assisting cultivation. Naturally, they didn’t expect this guy, who appeared like a good-for-nothing mage that cannot even use offensive magic, to also actually be an alchemist despite having a high cultivation level.

From the looks of it, he could still be of some use to the team.

Long Haochen said, “I can testify for brother Lin’s words. He gave me some pills before, which I relied on to break through the fifth step in the middle of the competition. I gave them the name of ‘Spiritual Gathering Pills’.”

Lin Xin said in all honesty, “I cannot use offensive magic, but I will definitely be very useful to our Demon Hunt Squad. During battles, I can take care of the defense while supplying everyone with all kinds of pills.”

As a mage who cannot attack, he was extremely worried of not being accepted by his teammates. In that case, even if he became a Demon Hunt Squad member, he would still be unable to really integrate in.

Sima Xian laughed loudly and said, “No wonder you guys kept yelling that ‘Big Bro has drugs’ during our match; as it turns out, you were actually making them yourself! I just hope they are not fake drugs.”

Lin Xin unhappily spoke back to him, “You are still quite more unreliable than me. I cannot attack, but how is it that you, even as a priest, cannot heal? I am afraid that it will be a great problem for the future of our squad. I will have to prepare more pills to make up with that.”

Sima Xian smiled in return, “Alright, this elder brother won’t speak back to his second brother. Except for the captain and Lady Cai’er, who in this squad is reliable?”

Wang Yuanyuan frowned her brows, “You just said unreliable? But this lady is a formidable warrior.”

Sima Xian snorted and said, “I heard earlier that you were officially a shield warrior, but one who cannot defend at all. What in this is reliable? As for this great Ying’er, she’s even more famous. She’s the most unreliable summoner in history, ain’t she?”

Chen Ying’er, who was playing with her fingers, said without thinking much, “Unreliable now doesn’t necessarily imply unreliable forever. Anyway, slaughtering enemies is a job for males. I will just be cheering for you.”

  • iqbal kuroko

    thanks for the chapter…

  • Austin Griffin

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Austin Griffin

    Damn I wanted to know what rank Cai’er is

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!


    That Cheng Yi’er.. I hope she wont be a freeloader. Thanks for the chapter!

    • rolltreppe

      more like a hidden trump card, because she can summon the highest offense the team can come up with in case its needed

      • Frenzy85

        She’s not a glass cannon. She’s the RNG lord.
        Not exactly a trump card…

        • Lunarbdog

          But…. RNGesus loves none and hates all :'(

        • RyokoZero

          Hope the baddies have better RNG… cause if not she’s gonna surprise them greatly.

      • QWERTY

        Well, a hidden trump card but when in case of dire need and if she summons a little lamb then it will be awkward:) I’d say she is an unreliable thrump card… Author will deal with it somehow though..

  • Lunarbdog

    That god dam loli xD. Such sexist remarks thinking that the males will be slaughtering enemies. Bitch you got 2 females there who specialize in attacking. If anything theyll be doin more of the “slaughtering”

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • kekkojoker90

    haha that summoner 😀

  • Abhijit Meys

    Like that summoner, little kid but a big mouth. Well done. Great chapter!!

  • Captain Facts

    Who needs heals when Big Bro Has Drugs?

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Jyazen

    This squad will be like one of those RPG game team that has no healer… full offense and popping potions left and right. Well, in this case, drugs. Don’t worry, big bro has drugs.

    • Pepperisk

      You don’t need heals when you deal tons and tons of damage. Phreak approves.

      • Luke Confidential

        And when you’ve got a casting prodigy who’s traded offense for defense protecting your DPS team.

      • Asura

        correction you don’t need heals when big bro has drugs

    • RyokoZero

      These defense is always offense. Wipe the enemies and ask questions later.

  • Muzik Saint

    LHC will have a legendary squad! Don’t forget people LHC has a guardian knight(Han Yu) at the 5th step as his protector.

  • Orario MAL

    The last 2 chapters made me sigh repeatedly… *sigh* again.
    At least Cai’er, LHC and his retainer knight aren’t the same as the other 4. I’m kind of dispirited, kind of lost the hype.

    I know it sounds mean, but I still hope some of them will die. lol

    Thank you for the chapter

    • Frenzy85

      The only one who has the possibility of dying at the moment is Caier…

      The others dying would have minimal effect on LHC and the author would have to make new characters, which is unnecessary work.

      • Diukes

        if someone has to die it would be in my opinion Li Xin. Her squad would meet strong demon or sth like this caused revenge from LHC squad

        • Orario MAL

          Quite frankly, to me it seems that Li Xin has the best squad amongst all.

          It would be a real shame for the the author to kill her off.. :/

          • Luke Confidential

            Best squad in terms of filling conventional roles for sure.

            But LHC has the best squad overall by far. An Attacker Priest, an Attacker Warrior, an Assassin, a Support/Defense mage, a Support/Offense Pet, a Guardian Knight vassal, and a Guardian+Retribution Knight.

            The only weak point is the loltery summoner, but she more unreliable than truly weak. Ideally she equally balances her weak summons with broken OP shit [with some level-appropriate summons mixed in as well.]

        • di

          I can see that happening but I hope it won’t be her. Though it seems like it would.

  • RedX

    i know its late to ask but why is there top 16 not 20

    • bashan

      because it’s a tounament , and the tree of fight makes a top 16 and not a top 20

      • RedX

        lets say that the 60 split to (6 group) of 10 people each or (10 group) of 6
        and the top 2 from each group enter the top
        doesn’t that mean that there is top 12(2×6) or 20(2×10) in the end ?

        • Austin Griffin

          You are forget about the four top three that can enter through roulette

          • RedX

            (-_-) yes i did forget
            and Thank You Austin Griffin

  • BurningAlpha

    This team is so amazing xD LMAO

  • Pavel

    Hahaha. Thanks!!

  • Frenzy85

    Why did the loli-summoner even want to join a Demon Hunt Squad?

    • RyokoZero

      she made a point… that she wont be unreliable forever.

      • Red_Autumn

        I was thinking kind of similar in the fact that she said people aren’t unreliable forever, I do believe in they will get really strong in the future as well

    • Oddmoonlight

      To be with Yuanyuan the warrior.

  • k1nk4

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • Stefan Botev

    We don’t need a bitch to just cheer, Long Haochen already got hoes on deck for that , WE NEED POWAH

    • Red_Autumn

      Haha I was thinking the same thing when I finished reading this chapter, LHC really doesn’t need a cheerer,

  • yotsuba tatsuya

    thanks for the chapter >_<

  • yotsuba tatsuya

    thanks for the chapter >_<

  • RyokoZero

    Love it… they started with an argument.

  • ZaX

    Thanks for the chapter. Can’t wait to see how the team will function in real situations.

  • michaely5

    just because we all saw it coming as soon as we met sima, doesn’t detract from the amusing an potentially powerful team

  • thanks for the chapter.. and don’t worry to people in LHC team who’s still not reach fifth step.. Lin Xin is here… cause big bro has drugs lol.. my fav line in this chapt

    “Sima Xian laughed loudly and said, “No wonder you guys kept yelling that
    ‘Big Bro has drugs’ during our match; as it turns out, you were
    actually making them yourself! I just hope they are not fake drugs.”” >3<

  • Luke Confidential

    I totally called it, for Lin Xin to be the linchpin patching their holes in terms of healing and defense.

  • mcr555

    My conclusion Chen Ying’er=Lazy B*tch

  • Zeth

    Thank you Totobro, your work is much appreciated, and thanks to the donors too!

  • Truth

    These guys actually compliment eachother, the priest and Warrior can make up for the lack of a mage, while Lin Xin can make up for the lack of defense and support

    Healing is still the only problem I guess, well unless they can be covered by big Bros drugs lol

    Maybe the loli summoner can heal lol

    Glad to see big bro has drugs is back lol

    • Luke Confidential

      Big Bro’s Drugs, Little Light and two Guardian Knights of the Fifth Step.

      This party has lots of supplementary healing, it just lacks a dedicated healer.

      • HeyIAmRJ

        two Guardian Knights?

        • Yes, Haochen have a retainer which is a guardian knight, and its allowed to be in squad so there will be two knight (haochen and HanYu)

        • Luke Confidential

          Long Haochen and his retainer knight Han Yu. [LHC also moonlights as a Retribution Knight, but though he’s a badass in that capacity his mentality is more in line with that of a Guardian Knight and that’s the role I suspect he’ll be filling more often in this otherwise offence-focused party. Especially with the Saint Spiritual Stove in him.

      • Taku Fuji

        I still don’t think that’s enough healing. HaoChen, hao yue and Han yu heals are slow heal if someone was critically injured iono if they can support them I think the summoner needs to be able to heal. However I do believe her role is going to be important later on. I get the feeling that she’s going to link the team with LCH and haoyue by means of teleporting them to the “abyss” *so I’m calling it.

        What if the lol summoner can revivpeople that would be scary lol

        • Luke Confidential

          Dunno if you’ve read the following chapters, but Han Yu is shifting the focus of his skills towards healing to improve his ability to cover the deficit. [Also Lin Xin specifically mentions that he’ll have to make more pills to cover for the lack of a healing priest, which tells me he expects to be able to contribute significantly towards filling that hole in the team’s capabilities.]

        • oogj

          Not to mention LHC could probably heal better than some priests because he’s the scion. I agree with Luke tons of support heals but lacks a main. Also Hao Yue would probably be focus mainly on LHC then Cai Er and then the rest.

    • Iric Alexis

      even she is shield warrior she still can be counted as warrior class but just not the shield one (atk type), so she is not replacing anyone. she is counted warrior class either way..

      the magician even he cannot atk, but lin xin can do AoE defend, have pill, and he is

      the priest.. he mostly have short to middle atk.. while it’s true he could atk more than normal priest.. but did he can really replace middle to long range atk of magician here? not to mention magician is supposed to cover AoE as DPS in team.. and here he dare to point other weakness…
      at least lin xin try to mention his best not trying to seek other weakness..

  • Ronald Wood

    This squad

  • eypi

    Somehow… I’m being reminded of the 7 monsters of Shrek (did I say it right?)

    oh.. same author right?

    • Taku Fuji

      Yep only I never got the feeling that Shrek team was unbalanced as this one

    • The Dragon King

      Except shrek was a great and well balanced team. 2 support, 3 attack, 1 speed, 1 control/ genius/ tactical/leader.

      This team is just plain ridiculous and stupid.

  • ddadain

    Man oh man.

    In a fight:
    – LHC: Main tanker + Aggro-puller
    – Caier: Burst damage + Sensor
    – Lin Xin: Defense buffer + drug dealer
    – Sima: Berserker + Offensive buffer
    – Wang Yy: “Shield Basher” *causes knock ups* + Charger
    – Cheng Ying’er: Cheerleader + “I summon… Chaos gate of Deus ex Machina and/or comedic relief”

    Yeah, it’s gonna be fun!!!

    • Taku Fuji

      They still don’t have a healer groan

      • Shady_Shrike

        Shhhh *hands drugs* peer pressure brah.

    • The Dragon King

      No it’s not. It’s just gonna be a pin in the ass. I hate it when op awesome !C get stuck with shit like this. No spiritual stove and the most unrealiable, uncool team in history. Besides the warrior, LCH, and Cai er everyone else gonna make this boring as F. I mean who wants to read about a stupid Mage trying not to die while also trying to make and distrubute said drugs, a priest instead of healing just attacking, and a summoner and who will only Summon something cool everyone once in a while and all the other times something lame or cute. If this wasn’t the MC team they’d be fucked scion of light or not and cai er may be op but she can’t kill powerful demons solo esspecially not an army. LCH is stuck with this dick ass team the rest of his life. Forget getting his spiritual stove back he deserves 13 of the most rare spiritual stoves just for getting this team.

      • OrangeFlame_476

        Nah, the mage has ridiculous defense ability and therefore doesn’t need to “try not to die” and can just be a secondary tank during battle, and buff/heal/spiritual refinement acceleration pill provider out of battle.

        I completely agree with ddadain’s assessment of their abilities. I just hope Cheng Ying’er becomes more reliable than a cheerleader over time.

    • The Lemon Otaku

      Lol, somebody has played too much WoW… 😛

  • fofo

    Am I the only one that thinks it’s fine to have different roles for this team. Not like everything should be fixated on the most basic setup. To me the drugs to recover enery is fine and having LHC to heal from time to time is good too. Also don’t forget about Han Yu he can learn some heals too.

    • fofo

      Also the only real main thing they lack is a main healer but they have pills, a Guardian, and possibly Han Yu.

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  • JJay

    I found a problem… In Chapter 111 it says that Summoner #1 is in their sub-group to determine the top 16, but the only summoner in the group is Chen Ying’er, but I thought that the numbers 1-9 were reserved for contestants of the fifth step and if less then nine existed in the participants in each individual temple, then those numbers would remain unoccupied, as explained in Chapter 89… So why does this chapter say Chen Ying’er is only a fourth step, needing pills to advance?

  • kensche heiashi

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

  • KenKen

    ‘Big Bro has drugs’ LOL The priest still remember it.

    Man, they didn’t even begin the journey yet but they are alrdy interesting and hilarious.

  • Stark

    “The role of captain for Demon Hunt Squad #4 fell onto the only powerhouse of the fifth step in it, the priest of the squad.”

    But it just said like a sentence before that there was a 5th step warrior… and a mage of the peak of the 5th step (although this is most likely a typo – probably 4th step) But the warrior was definitely at the 5th step..

  • Maria Lorenzo

    haha a group of misfiet honesly if it wasn’t for long Hoachen and Caier there future would be bleak

  • It’s still a good team.. Their roles are just reversed. But they really need a healer.