Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 016

TL Note: On the last chapter, Li Xin said she “couldn’t attack” (because of the Divine Obstruction), but it could also be understood as “I cannot harm him/pierce his defense at all”. The way she said it was ambiguous. Well interpret this yourselves in this chapter.

Chapter 16: Standard Knight Examination (IV)

Long Hao Chen replied showing a somewhat confused look: “I don’t know what [Divine Obstruction] is, Teacher only told me that this was an obstruction skill.”

Nalan Shu took a deep breath, calmed himself, and muttered: “No mistake, it is without a doubt [Divine Obstruction]. Xin Er (kid Xin), I did not see [Divine Obstruction] only once. Whether they are Retribution Knights or Guardian Knights, once at the level of a Radiant Knight, they will all practice this skill. If it wasn’t for the [Divine Obstruction], Hao Chen couldn’t possibly have kept off that earlier attack of yours. No wonder, no wonder senior Xing Yu would let him challenge a knight to battle. With the [Divine Obstruction], withstanding a knight’s attacks for a quarter of an hour is not impossible.”

“The threshold to the [Divine Obstruction] is, without a doubt, the grade of Radiant Knight, but this is merely our Knight Temple’s threshold, it is not the threshold for the study of the ability. Provided one has the inborn talent, enough ability, and the necessary reaction speed, a sixth step knight can pass any ability onto him, but this premise needs the authorization of our Temple Knight to be done. There was formerly a great knight who because of his great merits, got the authorization to break this rule and be able to pass them on.”

Nalan Shu is an Earth Knight so he knows much more than Li Xin in regard to the skill [Divine Obstruction], but because of that, he became even more shaken.

The [Divine Obstruction] is a skill that can be easily described. It enables one to momentarily transform his defense entirely. Simply said, it causes one’s defense to become like an iron rock so that only attacks that exceed the defensive power of the skill can break through it. However, if the attacks use weapons of the same volume and hardness as an iron rock, when attacking, it cannot possibly break this defense.

[Divine Obstruction] is like the process of the transformation of an ore of iron into a bar of iron. It is easily explained, but extremely hard to do because it takes a lot of talent.

Though, if [Divine Obstruction] is trained to a certain level, it can use at least a part of the power of the opponent’s attack to become its own force and use it for attack as well as defense. Practiced to its utmost potential, [Divine Obstruction]’s defensive power is worthy of being called “divine”.

To possibly break [Divine Obstruction]’s defense, one must have at least three times the spiritual force of the user of [Divine Obstruction].

“Nalan Master, can we consider that I have passed the examination?” Long Hao Chen didn’t know what startled these two people before him, and simply asked.

“Naturally, you passed. Wait a little, I have to look for the thing senior Xing Yu wanted you to bring back.” Nalan Shu turned around and left, but he didn’t show signs of having calmed down yet.

Li Xin looked at Long Hao Chen as if he was some kind of monster, “Little brother, tell me, what was this skill that you used to repel my [Lightning Stab]?”

Long Hao Chen shook his head and answered: “No no! I only used pure physical force.”

“You broke my [Lightning Stab] with only your physical power?” Li Xin couldn’t help raising her voice. She naturally didn’t know that Long Hao Chen’s attack had been enhanced a lot. Over the last year, the torment in the owl-ant’s crypt didn’t go to waste. In addition to that, he soaked in the hot spring and had his spiritual energy’s twelve standards enhanced, its impurities dispelled. That year of practice equaled at least three years of practice for an ordinary person.

After a short time, Nalan Shu came back, handing two things over to Long Hao Chen, a circular badge with a sword and a shield engraved on it and a golden yellow gem the size of an egg.

“This is your insignia of a Standard Knight. On it, there is a star that symbolizes the fact you are first ranked. Once there are all the stars, will you be able to once more take an examination. This awakening stone is something Senior Xing Yu told you to bring back. You must keep it well.”

“Thank you.” after receiving these two items, Long Hao Chen respectfully saluted Nalan Shu.

Nalan Shu asked: “Should I have Xin Er accompany you out of Hao Yue Hall?”

Long Hao Chen shaked his head, answering: “No. Teacher gave me another task to accomplish. I should hurry up.”

Nalan Shu didn’t insist and asked Li Xin to send him directly to the entrance.

“Xin Er elder sister, how can I go to the adventurers’ guild?” Long Hao Chen asked Li Xin right before leaving.

Li Xin replied: “The adventurers’ guild isn’t far from here. Look, go to the front and then turn at the right. After about a kilometer, there will be an intersection where you should finally turn left.”

“Thank you, Xin Er elder sister, I am glad to have met you. I have to go first. Nalan Shu hall master, goodbye.”

After bidding farewell to both of them, Long Hao Chen took the route shown by Li Xin.

Looking at his leaving figure, Li Xin can’t help asking Nalan Shu: “Uncle Nalan, from where does this little guy come from?! It is impossible to find another such outstanding talent of his age in our Knight Temple. And how could he learn the [Divine Obstruction]? What kind of person is his teacher?”

Nalan Shu let out a sigh, shaking his head, and replied: “I cannot tell you that yet. All you need to know is that towards the fact that he already learnt the [Divine Obstruction] is in accordance with the rules of our Temple. In the near future, I expect that it is unthinkable that our Hao Yue Hall stays unknown. Xin Er, did you see, you are not the only genius in this world! You have to practice seriously or otherwise, you will fail the Alliance’s hunting beast selection in four years.”

Li Xin quietly nodded, “I wonder when I’ll see this beautiful little brother again.”

Nalan Shu revealed a smile: “There is something I can tell you; in two years, he will come back. He will at least stay for the duration of the magical hunt of the Alliance.”

Long Hao Chen moved according to the direction given by Li Xin and quickly found the place of his second task, the adventurers’ guild.

Compared to this place, the Knight Temple of Hao Chen was rather calm: the surroundings of the adventurers’ guild were in a total mess. Numerous people came in and out of this place and people dressed in every kind of outfit could be seen.

His eyes shone, he had already found the place he was looking for. Not far from the left side, on a counter, was where assignments were taken.

By chance, there was someone at the counter. Long Hao Chen advanced towards it and looked at a woman in her twenties: “Elder sister, I want to receive a task.”

“Ah?” The young woman at the counter saw someone who was only a head taller than the counter. She couldn’t help but be distracted by Long Hao Chen’s pretty face.

“Haa, our adventurers’ guild really accepts anyone! Even this little thing ran looking for an assignment, it is really hilarious.” A severe voice resounded near them.

Long Hao Chen turned his head around, only to see a strong statured, full beard man laughing as he looked at him with a face full of disdain

Long Hao Chen wrinkled, not understanding what is up with him, and asked once more to the young woman: “Elder sister, I want to receive a task.”

The youth behind the counter looked full of curiosity, “Little brother, what kind of task would you like to receive?”

Without letting Long Hao Chen have the time to speak, the loud voice already rang for a second time, “What little brother, she is clearly a little sister. Little sister, how about this uncle buys some excellent lollipops for you, haha — —” This straightforward man’s speech caused a stream of laughter in his surroundings.

“I want to receive a second step assignment. The best would be one that consists of killing magical beasts.” Long Hao Chen wrinkled even more, but the girl’s answer wasn’t very satisfying.

She answered, with a little awkward tone: “Little brother, I’m afraid that it is impossible. Second step assignments require you to be at the second step in a vocation to be received.”

“Then, quickly go back home to suck the breast of your mother. Or is it that you don’t know if she still has milk to give you. If she still has some, what about letting me drink two sips of it? Looking at your pretty appearance, I guess your mother should be not bad. If you could also have an elder sister, it would be even greater.”

It was the same voice. Hearing it again, Long Hao Chen’s expression suddenly became cold.

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  • Inspired

    Thank you 🙂

  • Messhy

    Crap Cliffhanger….. thanks bruh… Anyway i wanna see those shocked faces quick….. So you better release the 1/2 tommorow

    • yes milord, I’ll try my best.

      • leehar

        Maybe do those preview screens like with coiling dragon? To reduce the impact of the cliff hangers a bit?

        • Okay, if you want, I’ll do so when I’ll be asked or it is some cliffhanger XD. How many sentences would you like? 2? 3? 4? I will edit the beginning of the next chapter before ‘pre-releasing’ it so that it is as clear as what will follow.

  • leehar

    Cliffhanger!
    Time for our protagonist to teach stone folks a lesson.
    On another note, is it just me or does ‘nalan shu’ the guy here, have the same name as nalan yanran’s father in btth?

    • Exactly the same one yeah

  • Thanks you.

    Should be ‘kind’ right? ->

    “Thank you, kid Xin elder sister, I am glad to have met you. I have to go first. Nalan Shu hall master, goodbye.”

    • nono, he really calls him Xin Er elder sister. Sounds strange but that it what it means, kid Xin Elder sister. Better I change it back into Xin Er elder sister ?

      • leehar

        I think that is best. Isn’t it similar to the Japanese suffixes, Chan etc?

        • Oh, yeah okay then, instead of kid Xin (Xin Er) it will be Xin Er (kid Xin)

          I wanted to insist on the fact it is especially fun and innocent from him to call her kid Xin elder sister

      • I’d agree with changing it to Xin Er elder sister. It’s just weird from my understanding of language to call someone kid and elder sister at the same time, so keeping it more leaning towards the original language would support the idea of it being something like a suffix.

  • leehar

    Couldn’t reply above.
    I think one paragraph is fine for every chapter, just enough to give a teaser of what’s to come. Unfortunately we aren’t yet at CD’s level of spatial refreshing though.

    • Lol, not you, it is me who isn’t at this level yet. I generally spend no more than 2 hours in translating, every day, so of course I am far from Ren’s level and devotion.

  • Cuprum

    Oh, that guy did not just go there. Well, looking forward to the beating the vulgar guy will be getting.

    Thanks for your hard work~

  • thanks foe the chapter ^^

  • Thank ya very much for the translation translators! Many thanks towards the Author!

  • “[…] only attacks that exceed in power the defensive power of the skill can bypass it.”

    This line is pretty confusing. Isn’t it more like “only attacks that exceed the skill’s defensive power can bypass it?” And rather than “bypass,” doesn’t it make more sense to “break through it,” in the sense that stronger attack will break the the defense and harm rather than go around the defense?

    “Though, if [Divine Obstruction] is trained to a certain level, it can use at least a part of the power of the opponent’s attack to become his own force and use it for attack as well as defense.”

    The sentence’s subject change from “it” to “his.”

    • Thanks a lot! Gonna check immediately these parts, to improve them as you suggest

      • Jonatham Silva

        Ty, raw? xD

      • leehar

        Also, doesn’t it say later on that you need double the spiritual power of the wielder in order to break through the skill?
        Does the above not conflict with that

        • more precisely, this skill’s defense is equal to 2 or 3 (don’t remember the rate) times the spiritual energy of the wielder, so attacks have to exceed its defensive power to bypass it, thus have double or triple the spiritual energy of the wielder.

  • Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Kylar

    Thank you for the chapter! <3

  • Drago

    Woohoooo, thanks for new chapter 🙂

  • Drago

    Woohoooo, thanks for new chapter 🙂

  • duder

    Thank you for the chapter! With that said, FML. Y U B so cliffhangary!? Standing by to receive the next chapter, captain.

    • duder

      Thank you for the chapter! With that said, FML. Y U B so cliffhangary!? Standing by to receive the next chapter, captain.

    • thanks a lot

      • Frun Blumglin

        thanks for the chapter~ poor guy… Watch out it’s a trap…. >.>

        • Yin

          Thanks for the chapter!

          God damn it! Is this guy Eru? Or does he look even more girly…?

  • Bakpia

    thank you for the chapter 🙂 look’s like someone need to be kicked hard

  • Bakpia

    thank you for the chapter 🙂 look’s like someone need to be kicked hard

  • TheFrostDude

    Thank for chapter 16!
    He’s got to be sick of people misunderstanding his gender…

  • TheFrostDude

    Thank for chapter 16!
    He’s got to be sick of people misunderstanding his gender…

    • Frun Blumglin

      thanks for the chapter~ poor guy… Watch out it’s a trap…. >.>

  • Frun Blumglin

    thanks for the chapter~ poor guy… Watch out it’s a trap…. >.>

  • Avarrencus

    dead met~
    Thanks for the chapter~

    • Avarrencus

      dead met~
      Thanks for the chapter~

  • Avarrencus

    dead met~
    Thanks for the chapter~

  • Yin

    Thanks for the chapter!

    God damn it! Is this guy Eru? Or does he look even more girly…?

    • Tomas Senn

      Poor guy
      he didn’t understand the affect of his words until it was too late

    • Tomas Senn

      Poor guy
      he didn’t understand the affect of his words until it was too late

      • Zen

        “Xin Er, did you see, in this world, there is not a single genius!”

        I think “. Xin Er, did you see, in this world, there is not just a single genius!” or You are not the only genius
        might be more accurate perhaps

        Just my opinion 🙂

        • thanks a lot. Your versions are clearer than mine, yeah! fixed

          • Zen

            No problem, i didn’t really read the raws but just felt the context seemed a little off =) Thanks! you’re doing an awesome job!

          • Ronald Wood

            don’t bring moms into it

          • Arua

            Woot… he touched THE nerve alright~

  • Yin

    Thanks for the chapter!

    God damn it! Is this guy Eru? Or does he look even more girly…?

  • Tomas Senn

    Poor guy
    he didn’t understand the affect of his words until it was too late

  • Zen

    “Xin Er, did you see, in this world, there is not a single genius!”

    I think “. Xin Er, did you see, in this world, there is not just a single genius!” or You are not the only genius
    might be more accurate perhaps

    Just my opinion 🙂

    • thanks a lot. Your versions are clearer than mine, yeah! fixed

      • Zen

        No problem, i didn’t really read the raws but just felt the context seemed a little off =) Thanks! you’re doing an awesome job!

  • Ronald Wood

    don’t bring moms into it

  • abyssdarkfire

    don’t bring moms into it

  • Arua

    Woot… he touched THE nerve alright~

  • Arua

    Woot… he touched THE nerve alright~

  • KenKen

    Seriously that man got nothing better to do…is all he can do is bully kid? Having his real gender misunderstood might can pass as him speaking nonsense but to bring his mom and sister ( tho he don’t have a sister) into it is just….making ppl want to K.O the man so he would shut up.

    Thnx for the chapter.

  • KenKen

    Seriously that man got nothing better to do…is all he can do is bully kid? Having his real gender misunderstood might can pass as him speaking nonsense but to bring his mom and sister ( tho he don’t have a sister) into it is just….making ppl want to K.O the man so he would shut up.

    Thnx for the chapter.

    • Xegqu

      Thanks for the chapter!

  • KenKen

    Seriously that man got nothing better to do…is all he can do is bully kid? Having his real gender misunderstood might can pass as him speaking nonsense but to bring his mom and sister ( tho he don’t have a sister) into it is just….making ppl want to K.O the man so he would shut up.

    Thnx for the chapter.

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter!

    • Mr. Mundane

      That is a cliche I could do without, ‘drunken tavern/guild asshole who has nothing better to do than be a drunken asshole in a tavern/guild’

      • MysticBliss 17

        Sometimes without the cliches the story can seem a bit bland though. Of course, I’m not saying I do not appreciate originality.

        • MysticBliss 17

          Thank you for the chapter!

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Mr. Mundane

    That is a cliche I could do without, ‘drunken tavern/guild asshole who has nothing better to do than be a drunken asshole in a tavern/guild’

    • MysticBliss 17

      Sometimes without the cliches the story can seem a bit bland though. Of course, I’m not saying I do not appreciate originality.

  • Mr. Mundane

    That is a cliche I could do without, ‘drunken tavern/guild asshole who has nothing better to do than be a drunken asshole in a tavern/guild’

    • MysticBliss 17

      Sometimes without the cliches the story can seem a bit bland though. Of course, I’m not saying I do not appreciate originality.

  • MysticBliss 17

    Thank you for the chapter!