Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 168

Chapter 168: ‘Night Battle’ in the Mountain Pass (I)

The conference lasted a short duration. After Sheng Lingxin’s little speech was over, ten officers came in from outside. They were the ten infantry battalion commanders, each of them leading a newly formed Demon Hunt Squad to the barracks. Naturally, they would not waste any time as the newcomers had already arrived.

Her eyes glued on Long Haochen, Cai’er left together with her 1st soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad. Lan Yanyu, controlled by her emotions, wanted to stand up to chase after her, but was stopped by Sheng Lingxin. The latter shook his head with a solemn face and Lan Yanyu’s beautiful eyes immediately turned moist.

Long Haochen’s group was assigned to the first infantry battalion. The battalion commander was a middle aged man with an external appearance somewhat resembling that of Gao Yingjie’s.

“All of you are amongst the Alliance’s elites. I feel deeply honored by the fact that you have, even if it is only temporarily, joined my battalion. I am the battalion commander of the first battalion, Zhang Hairong.”

Exiting the conference room, this commander of the first battalion simultaneously led the group to the barracks while introducing himself.

The responsibility of social interaction naturally fell upon Long Haochen. Faintly laughing, he said: “Battalion Commander Zhang, you are too modest. The soldiers of Exorcist City are all heroes who guard the nation, and it is more accurate to say that it is our honor to be able to enter the 1st Battalion. From now onwards, we will be a group of soldiers under your command. As the representative of the 1st Demon Hunt Squad, I guarantee you that, although we are not soldiers, we will obey strictly to each of your orders.”

Hearing Long Haochen’s declaration, Zhang Hairong felt comfortable deep inside. He really didn’t expect that this ten or so years-old youth would actually act in such a suitable manner.

Demon Hunt Squads were something every soldier from the Temple Alliance yearned to be a part of, but Zhang Hairong wasn’t really too interested in temporarily adding one of them to his troops. Even if these proud and talented youngsters had all at least reached the fourth step of cultivation, would they actually obey orders?

In fact, Zhang Hairong was a mere warrior of the fourth step himself. In the case that these young talents didn’t listen to his orders on the battlefield and started acting of their own accord, they would not only be of little use, but would also likely bring them a lot of trouble.

Although Sheng Lingxin said that these Demon Hunt Squads’ elites had to be treated like average soldiers, could they really do so? Each one of these Demon Hunt Squads were made up of the favorites of the Alliance, and if harm was to ever come to them, they would possibly be unable to bear the consequences. Furthermore, Sheng Lingxin had told these battalion commanders in private some time ago that, no matter what circumstances, their foremost priority was to guarantee the safety of these young talents.

In particular, when Zhang Hairong had seen this group that formed the 1st soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad for the first time, he felt even more disappointed. Among them, aside from the bald one who seemed a little older, it looked as if none of them were above twenty years old. And from the looks of it, the younger ones weren’t even eighteen! Only heavens knew how they became Demon Hunt Squad members. To have this privilege at such a young age was not necessarily a good thing; they would most likely be extremely arrogant upon arriving.

But when he felt worried over this, Long Haochen’s words melt those worries, those sentiments of unease, like a cup of hot tea.

To a soldier, the most important thing was to listen to his superior’s command. The words of the young captain Long Haochen were not only formulated politely, but also immediately settled the unease within him. Zhang Hairong immediately felt at great ease, and at the same time, could not help but feel full of praise, He’s indeed worthy of being called a young talent! What great awareness!

Long Haochen’s declaration was naturally not something he came up with by himself. Yesterday, Gao Yingjie warned him again and again on how to act when entering the army, and at the same time, told him what a soldier’s most important duties were. Although even without Gao Yingjie’s repeated warnings, Long Haochen would still have behaved correctly. With this declaration he just conveyed, it would undoubtedly become even easier for this new team to blend in with the soldiers.

Zhang Hairong laughed out loudly and responded, “Captain Long, you are too modest. With a vulgar old man such as me, politeness is not needed. From now onwards, your group will act as new soldiers. Your duty will be to follow me in assaulting the enemy.”

Sima Xian could not restrain himself from asking, “Battalion commander, will we get to fight in the front by your side?”

Zhang Hairong straightened up his own chest, formed a fist, and placed it on his chest, “You’re right to ask about this. The battalion under my command does not have a single coward in it. My sworn brothers and I will be staking our lives together with you, acting in the most suitable way for a soldier to act. You may be at ease; by my side, you will always be fighting in the frontlines, facing the most powerful enemies.”

At this point, everyone could only feel complete respect for this man. Zhang Hairong’s implication was very clear. On the battlefield, he would be at the very front. If the commander of the battalion, the one who commands a thousand soldiers, was assaulting the enemy in the front, how could the officers and soldiers not follow him?

“Yes.” Long Haochen performed a salute toward Zhang Hairong. Within the army, a salute was not a very standard way to show respect. Of course, a knight salute was even more unstandard.

The infantry battalions were located close to the city. With the great threat that was the demon race, the military power had to be robust. In the case that a battle was to break out right in front of the population, they would have no chance at survival. Thus, since long ago, the humans have been attaching great importance to the defenses, and the most important part of these defenses is naturally the infantry.

Zhang Hairong assigned them to a living quarter that accommodated ten people, though boys and girls living together there seemed a bit indecent. Because of the distinction of genders made within Demon Hunt Squads, the standard equipment wasn’t given to them, but everyone had only a set of clean military clothes.

There weren’t any uniforms for females, though Wang Yuanyuan wasn’t too bothered by it because she had a tall build which could be said to be a match for men. However, the uniforms were too baggy when worn by Cai’er and Chen Ying’er, making everyone have a hard time holding back their laughter.

At that moment, Chen Ying’er revealed another side of hers. This girl had actually taken a set of needles and threads with her, cutting up her uniform together with Cai’er’s and sewing it anew. And after only half an hour of work, the two girls’ uniforms fit them closely.

“I didn’t expect that you would have such a move up your sleeves, Ying’er. It’s no wonder that Yang Wenzhao is so conscious of you.” Lin Xin said with some surprise.

Chen Ying’er declared with pride, “Now is the time for this lady’s story to come to an end. Don’t associate me with that Yang Wenzhao, I’m not in the mood to hear his name.”

Lin Xin chuckled and said at his turn, “Okay, okay, I’m not digging any further in this matter. Come, it’s drug time, drug time.” As he said so, a few porcelain bottles appeared in his hand; there were actually two bottles per person.

Sima Xian gave him a thumbs up, “That ‘big bro has drugs’ really was no exaggeration; this is indeed quite impressive. What are these things this time?”

Lin Xin laughed out faintly and declared, “In the white bottles are Spiritual Replenishment Pills, once again named by Haochen. In the yellow bottles are Energy Pills. The Spiritual Replenishment Pills will recover 200 spiritual energy within a short time, approximately five to ten seconds. Everyone’s replenishment speed is not the same, so calculate it by yourself the first time you take one. As for the Energy Pill, it can increase your external spiritual energy by 500 units and it will persist for the duration of twenty breathes. After I improved these ones, their effects are now even better! The shame is that I don’t have the material for Spiritual Bursting Pills, otherwise, I would have made some more of those things for you.”

Long Haochen told him, “You already gave me some Spritual Bursting Pills last time so there’s no need for me. I still have ten of them left, let’s divide it out to everyone. With an equal share of it, our chances of survival will be a little better.”

However, this time, Lin Xin had emptied a great deal of his hard-earned savings. There were a total of thirty of the Spiritual Replenishment Pills and the so called Energy Pills. Further adding the Spiritual Bursting Pill that Long Haochen split with his teammates, the other newly formed Demon Hunt Squads could not possibly compare with them in terms of the quality of the supplemental items.

Han Yu chuckled, “Who said not having a priest won’t do? The utility of an alchemist like Brother Lin is even greater than that of a priest’s.”

Lin Xin grimaced, “Big bro has drugs! This catch phrase of mine is naturally no empty words. Brother Han, I’m counting on you to watch out for my back. Don’t let the enemies come from behind and burst my chrysanthemum[ref]refers to a someone’s ‘anus’ in Chinese.[/ref]!”

Wang Yuanyuan opened her both eyes wide, “Brother Has-Drugs, your words are so civilized!”

“Aight, aight.” Lin Xin stood up, stretching up his body, “I’m off to wash my handsome face. Aï, every time I need to go find someone to worship, I just have to take a look at the mirror.”

“Pooh, truly shameless.” Wang Yuanyuan felt truly amused by his words.

The living quarters were very commonly built; there were ten beds and very simple cabinets beside each of them. Without a doubt, males were to go to one side, and females to the other. Although Wang Yuanyuan and Chen Ying’er were unsatisfied sharing a room, they had to calmly bear it as it would only last for a short duration of three months.

While neatly ordering their own beds, everyone got to see a stupefying scene.

Cai’er put her bamboo cane in a small crack on the bedside and pushed her bed to the side of Long Haochen’s bed. Although she was blind, the two beds were neatly joined together.

Tcheh… Doing ‘that’ right in front of so many people… It is just too brazen.

Let alone the others, even though Long Haochen loved Cai’er deeply, he could still not help but feel embarrassed in such a situation and blushed, not knowing how he should act in these kinds of moments.

Sima Xian looked at Han Yu on the other side and said in a low voice, “It can’t be. Don’t tell me captain and vice-captain are going to do it in public tonight?”

Cai’er touched the bed that she had merged together, and after thinking deeply for a short time, proceeded to go before another bed. With a swing of her bamboo cane, a sharp glint shone and the wooden bed instantly turned into several wooden boards. With a sweep of her cane, these wooden boards merged with their own bed.

Once again, Cai’er’s speed astonished everyone. All they could see was a glint and an afterimage before the wooden boards surprisingly fell on the side of their bed, encircling their two beds that was merged together.

Although the living quarter’s floor was not too hard, to produce a two meters long and two-thirds of a meter large board from it was just astonishing. Furthermore, it was cut very neatly like a piece of art that came from pure craftsmanship. For her to have accomplished such a feat without the use of her eyes, how great was her perception?

The bedding next to the bed that Cai’er destroyed was now being carried by her.

Having already understood what she planned on doing, Long Haochen said in haste, “Let me help you.”

Cai’er shook her head and said, “I can handle this by myself.”

  • Since I figured this beginning of chapter was quite intriguing, I left the comment section opened;

  • name

    Gonna guess it’s mommy.

  • Muhbreaker

    its getting interesting

  • Olsen Angelo Felix

    Maybe they’re Cai’er’s relatives/possibly parents?. Anyways thanks to the donor Felix S. and Totobro

  • evilage

    Definitely parents
    the guys surname is the same as her great grand father

  • CJZwille

    How do the ads work? If i click on it you get a litle bit of money? Does this also work if i repeatedly click on different ads?

    • Lisianthus86

      Depend, mostly u only need to open this page (view base) not click base ads (most click base ads appear as pop up ads)

  • Anonymous

    Its the parents the parents

  • Octavika

    I think the most popular word in XianXia is “solemn” …. rofl….Thank you so much for the chapter and the teaser!! ….. ^_^ ….

  • Kooly

    LCH had a vague feeling that they looked familiar too. Purple hair too. Thanks for the fast releases toto. Nice quality too.

  • Majk

    So the mother is normal but the rest like to torture kids because its their duty to make a weapon for the alliance….yeah I can live with that

  • Varler

    I feel like they’re her parents or something. Of course, that’s already been said below, but I’m adding my support.

  • Yeah, unless Cia’er actually wants to talk to her parents then I don’t think they should even think about approaching. From Lan Yanyu’s reaction she definitely feels guilty about what happened. But she still let them go through with it so at this point I think it is completely up to Cai’er to let them try to reconcile their relationship, or keep her distance..

    • Moridain

      Agreed. She should feel guilty.
      The means do not justify the ends.

      • fatguy925

        In practice, the means always justifies the end. It is always the opposite of that saying is normally shown to be not right. For if someone was to enslave the world with kindness and hidden manipulation and democratic agreements, you may say that is called world peace. Furthermore, real life examples show how the means have been used to the end even if it takes longer.

        • Zen

          Agreed, we can’t exactly use the morals of our world to judge that of a fantasy world. If it’s down to survival of the human race, sometimes drastic measures might have to be taken.

          Not saying I like it, but I can see from their point of view as well. It’s a rather gray area where neither side is fully right or wrong

    • Ichigo Nonomiya

      That’s true a mother shouldn’t let go of her child to be turned into a so called weapon. but with Cai’er temprement it wouldn’t be easy to reconcile. So she should be guilty.

  • John Adams

    Hope she gets revenge on her parents later on if not directly at the very least by ditching the assassin temple and running of with mc. That way they can realize they sacrificed their daughter for nothing now that they are without the one result which comforted their actions.

    • rakenan

      I doubt that any form of running off with Long Hao Chen would involve failing to work hard to protect humanity from the demons. Thus, as ugly as the sacrifice was, it ended up paying off – it got a super powerful assassin to go kill demons.

      Which doesn’t mean the family is ever going to get their daughter back. Whatever basic humanity remains to Cai’er has been cultivated pretty much exclusively by Long Hao Chen. If she has a family in her heart beyond him, I think it’ll be her demon hunting squad, and possibly LHC’s family.

    • Zen

      While that would be cool (and comforting to us readers), I highly doubt that it is in LHC’s character to allow something like that to happen.

  • Kurowind

    This novel’s setting and world are so harsh that humanity cant pass up the potential held within the child that Cai’er was, but admittedly the fate of humanity does not excuse those actions. The scenario that lets both sides be right in their actions or feelings is unique and for that reason complex and interesting. Despite the intense emotional pain that Cai’er feels towards her family, had she been a normal girl like she wished, she would never have met “her idiot”, and for this fact alone I would not be surprised if slowly and eventually Cai’er might forgive her family. After all “her idiot” chose to be a knight and fight for humanity, and should Cai’er want to accompany LHC always out of her feelings of love its only possible because she’s a powerful assassin.

    This is my opinion and sadly many will not agree, so if I offend, I apologize but an opinion can never be right or wrong, but merely an persons expression of thought.

    • Weismann

      GG man takes guts to speak one’s mind.

    • Demosthenes

      Wow, all I can say cool story bro. The far more likely answer to the question you are attempting to answer is that the author is employing pathos. What I dislike more than pointless circular analysis is when someone tops it off with an inflated sense of intelligence and false modesty.

    • entmet

      From what I see the humanity was very lucky.
      Without his meeting with cai’er and the cleansing of his body by a powerhouse long haochen would not have become the scion of light.
      Without her meeting with the “idiot”, cai’er would had break down mentaly when she lost her touch sense and become crippled.
      So without the destiny (author’s will to obtain an epic story) making them meet the humanity would never have obtained a team of 2 over 90 internal energy genius.

      • Kurowind

        Fate: the wonderful plot device of the author, hehe

        • DD

          You guys are taking this book to seriously

          • Kurowind

            possibly but at any rate if you enjoy it wheres the harm?

          • Sapo


      • cervano

        he did not cleanse his body he only increased his extertanl spiritual energy. he was a born scion of light.

        • Symbiotic91

          I think what he means by cleansing was the removal of impurities in the body. LHC had the disposition of the scion of light but his body was set with impurities that restricted his strength and would eventually create a hinderance to him, which they fixed allowing him to grow properly. its possible that his father would have done something similar but we can never know, could also be tht his father wouldn’t ba able to and then lhc would have high internal spirit but his external energy will be weaker. from hat i have gotten from reading, unlike lhc who maxed out his external before working on internal (since his father focused on that) others focused on internal only letting that influence their external energy making them physically weaker than him. Of course with haoyue’s evolution his external energyis now leaps and bounds ahead of other knights his level. Had this cleansing not occurred then he probably would not have gained as much strength and would have been hindered later.

          • Inuzuka

            The cleansing was performed with a spiritual stove, but it wasn’t said to be a specific ability of the Thousand Strikes spiritual stove the assassin in white used.
            LHC’s dad said he had 3 spiritual stoves, and was pulling out all the stops when training including ridiculously rare and expensive medicines, so I’m pretty sure LHC would have ended up having the impurities removed from his body regardless of whether or not he met and saved Cai’er.

          • I think it’s likely another spiritual stove, since the TSSS seems completely attack-oriented.

    • Majk

      What you said is true but while I agree I still think that they are dicks for doing it

      • Kurowind

        I agree, the greater good of humanity might excuse the actions of Cai’ers family out of reasons of justice, however this does not absolve how those very actions wounded Cai’er emotionally

        • lololilulela

          justice is exist only in the eye of the beholder you know? just like taxes and anything else the rich rarely use whatever the goverment provide by using taxes cause they have money to have better than standard but the poor say the goverment is not just because the rich only give couple more than 20% of their income that when translated to number is equal 200% or more than taxes that the poor give to the goverment without using what is their right

          the same is in this case with caier what is right and what is wrong is depend on time and the background of society our society may say that its wrong from our prespective but remember that our society itself created by many wrong thing that our ancestor did in the past but its the right thing to do in our ancestor time because they dont know better than that

          if we want to say about wrong or right in our prespective think do you want your child to be an assasins? that in itslef is wrong from our prespective

          but in the world when power = everything? at least we want our child to be strong so that she / he can decide whatever he want to be right? or at least not die a meaningless death? so if you only have that chance what will you do as a parrents? will you do it with sacrifice yourself that maybe killed by your own child so that your child will be strong? or loving your child by giving him or her whatever they want so they will be good for nothing asshole?

          right or wrong is never meant for someone to decide from sideline

    • rakenan

      Harsh times demand harsh actions, but Cai’er’s family failed even there. Driving an amazingly gifted assassin in training to the brink of suicide and destroying any care she might have for the rest of humanity is probably not a good way to train her. Had she not run across Long Hao Chen that day, she’d probably either be dead or a threat to humanity only barely below the assorted demon gods.

      Even if the training regimen hadn’t been calculated to destroy her ability to care about humanity, the fact remains that the family traded in their daughter to get a weapon. If you really need a weapon, that may be the necessary trade to make – but don’t expect any affection from the weapon you get, or from whatever humanity remains of the daughter you traded in.

    • Phoenixsbane

      I am probably too late to the discussion to matter. But I’d like to remind everyone… the only reason she had to endure such extreme pain and loss of senses is fully due to the spirit stove of samsura. It’s the only way to cultivate it. She still could have had a different stove. Kept the black knife and been extremely powerful. But for the sake of the stove, she had to endure the torture. It wasn’t a difference between being an assassin or normal. It was the difference of being the number 1 assassin of all time. Or the number 2 of all time. She already had over 90 awakening without the stone. Same as LHC. She still would have been incredible. But for one God damn spirit stove. They tortured her soul. This can’t be forgiven or justified. It was completely selfish on the parents/family side. The poor girl endured such pain. Just for the difference of number 1 or number 2…….. it’s a horrific offense.

      • Kurowind

        agreed that the spiritual stove and the actions of forcing it upon her as the reason for Cai’ers pain and suffering. To put simply the point i was trying to state originally, is that I like this novel most because the setting is one that our set of morals as the reader can not be uses to fairly judge right and wrong in the fictional world that is SYWZ. Of course I feel what was done to Cai’er is horrible, but feel that is wrong from a sense of morals outside the continuity of the fiction, in essence the author is pulling on our heart strings….

      • lololalilelu

        well i disagree with ya

        without stove she will never be what she is and without being what she is the story will never be the same ( because shes blind long hao chen have the reason to be close with her ) without cultivating the samsara the episode where she met LHC in the past will never happen actualy so its just gain = sacrifice thing you know?

    • Moridain

      The big difference is that she didn’t CHOOSE to take the stove, it was effectively forced on her.
      If she had chosen to take the stove and deal with the torture there would be no problem. But choosing torture for a young child is never okay.

  • The Black knight

    so when are you gonna upload the chapter?

    • Somax

      he said that he will do it after coming back home ( since he use UTC +2 (french time), it will not take half a day, normally )

      • Somax

        Ps : thank you totobro for updating the google doc regularly 😉

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • k1nk4

    ah Caii’er… so bold…


    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Captain Facts

    A wall or a divider?

    Big bro has drugs. Haha!

    Anyway, thanks for the chapter!

  • Austin Griffin

    Wait I don’t understand what happening with beds

    • Oneofall

      Think of it like this but you can’t see inside at all.

      • Austin Griffin

        Thanks for the explanation. Really appreciate it

        • Oneofall

          Well you know it’s what I do 😉

    • GuldTasken

      Basically a king size bed from two small beds joined together. One bed side is already up against a wall and the other end got a wall of its own. A small piece of rope from one end toward the wall where another set of floorboards were set up as brace.

      Then a piece of cloth to latch onto that to act as a divider. Leaving them with some privacy.

    • Luke Confidential

      Don’t forget to join Chen Ying’er in bed, Austin Griffin. She’s got the hots for you.

      • lmao, this could be considered as zoophilia though. Just sayin’

  • Oneofall

    WHY, why must you torture us so!! The teaser is incredibly heartbreaking because I NEED to know what Cai’er said…………….
    P.S. Thanks for the chapter

    • Ravime

      God i know how you feel i wanna know so bad XD

  • Zeth

    Thank you Totobro!
    Oh man, this…
    Riding on suspense…

  • brok

    This series is amazing. Moar plz

  • much_me

    What she said in the teaser: ”You’re sleeping on the ground”.

  • OhWow

    I just cant… my mind had been polluted for too long. The title “Night Battle” and the scene with the bed is just too much for my mind… and that teaser…

  • Gator

    Thanks Team Totobro!

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Varler

    Haha. This team is full of great personalities.
    Thanks for the chapter!

    • Varler

      By the way, I’m thinking she says something like: “Please take care of me tonight, too.”
      What are all your guesses?

      • Zen

        too young!!!! lol

  • Zen

    PROTECT MY CHRYSTHENUM!! Lol Drug bro is so funny

  • Harrison Hee

    Here we go again….

    • Corronite

      LOL, that’s just brilliant XD

  • Moridain

    She knows what she wants and gets it. 🙂

    Of course they are going to be shocked when they realize that they will be ‘sleeping together’ in the literal sense instead of euphemistically.

    In my eyes it is even more intimate though?

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • thanks toto for the chapter… lol the icon joke is spell out again >3<

  • Jack

    It’s drug time!

    You’re shady as hell lin xin.

  • Amaru

    Thanks for the chapter! These bunch are just so funny Hahaha!

  • SkyOh

    thanks for the post!

  • sickness

    This is our home

  • Dawnyaaa

    she’s gonna say “actually i want to sleep alone” :p
    that’s why he’s gonna cry out of despair lol

  • ZaX

    How bold! Thanks for the chapter

    • QWERTY

      Yeah. I thought she would be rather shy, because it is her first time feeling this kind of emotions.

  • Kwang Soo

    the power of teaser…. that queue is full in instant with more to spent

    • QWERTY

      Hahaha so true:)

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  • Fenris

    those kids are hilarious loool and others are such perverts, what kind of an idiot would think that hey had sex at the age of 14 even tho they had been dating 2 months or so and what’s even worse, they even thought they would do it in front of whole squad xD what the hell 😐

  • Anto Wibowo

    Good chap, thanks for the translation

  • SamVision

    “Come, it’s drug time, drug time.”

  • KenKen

    “I’m off to wash my handsome face. Aï, every time I need to go find someone to worship, I just have to take a look at the mirror.” Lol Lin Xin

  • luna3383

    Sima Xian looked at Han Yu on the other side and said in a low voice, “It can’t be. Don’t tell me captain and vice-captain are going to do it in public tonight?” omg, that just cracked me up!!

  • Big bro’s got . . . .