Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 185

Chapter 185: Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood (II)

Sheng Yue turned around, and said, “I’d say that we should take his contribution points and let it be. A slap would be too much. If I didn’t guess wrongly, Lingxin should have wanted him to get some experience by stepping on the battlefield; there was a really low probability for an event such as encountering these demon gods. And considering his cultivation level, Lingxin should have been more than enough to protect him. It’s fortunate that Haochen is okay. Let’s settle this matter this way. If in the future, he violates the military rules once again, it will not be late to punish him severely at that moment.”

Gao Yingjie was as before full of anger, but Sheng Yue was not only the Head of the Assassin Temple, he was at the same time an Auxiliary Chief of the Temple Alliance. As such, Gao Yingjie could only obey his instructions, and give his promise calmly. But now, the look he gave to Long Haochen was not as kind as in the past anymore.

After looking at him apologetically, Long Haochen immediately turned around to look at Sheng Yue, asking him, “Great-grandfather, how is Uncle Sheng doing? Has he been wounded seriously?”

Sheng Yue sighed and replied, “He wasn’t wounded.”

“Eh?” Long Haochen looked at him with a puzzled face.

Sheng Yue said, “Lingxin suffered the backlash effect of the Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood. Heh, that kid… But at that moment, if he hadn’t used this kind of power, I’m afraid you would hardly have made it back alive.”

Long Haochen declared with an ashamed face, “I have to be blamed, for having been a burden to Uncle Sheng.”

Gao Yingjie finally couldn’t hold himself back anymore, “So you realized it? If not for you, considering younger brother Sheng’s power, who would possibly have been able to stop him if he wanted to leave? It really makes me wonder what is good in you.”
Sheng Yue gave Long Haochen a deep glance, and declared, “Stop; don’t keep blaming him. It was also for the sake of killing the enemy that he did this. More importantly, he’s so young. Do you think it is so simple as he said just now? From my understanding of Lingxin, the fact he used the Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood means that he had the resolution to die, that he wanted to let Haochen come back no matter what. And in the end, he and Haochen survived this predicament; this is real proof of the positive impact Haochen had in this battle.”

“I can ascertain for this bit.”, said an important officer with a sturdy build, clad in a black armor, which was precisely a Brilliant Angel Knight’s uniform. The only difference was that at this moment, there wasn’t the pair of enormous golden wings that was previously present.

“Elder brother Gao, please don’t blame this little youngster. Actually, if not for this younger brother, this time, our army would have ended up completely wiped out. To me, he shouldn’t be deprived from all his contribution points. Because I recognize that to this Demon Hunt Squad member, even a reward of ten thousand contribution points is not enough.”

“Eh?” Hearing him say so, Gao Yingjie’s wrath somewhat vanished. The one who said so was the captain of the Brilliant Angel Knight Regiment, a Temple Knight of the seventh step as well. But the difference was that he didn’t have a Mythril Foundation Armor.

“Originally, we didn’t understand why this younger brother followed Mister General to the battlefield. But afterwards, when we confronted the Dyke Invisible Demons, this younger brother’s mount proved to have crucial utility. If possible, I really wish for him to integrate into our Brilliant Angel Knight Regiment.”

Immediately, this commander described Long Haochen’s feat in the battlefield, especially about Little Light’s continuous release of the Eyes of Truth to get them out of this desperate situation at once.

“If not for everything this younger brother has done to help us in dealing with these Dyke Invisible Demons, that were arranged to deal with our group rapidly, and have waited for us to receive some damage before launching their attack, we wouldn’t have made it back for real, especially against the simultaneous destructive attacks of these thousands Invisible Demons. And he broke their original plans, leaving these three grand demon gods without choice but to appear in an unprepared state, shifting their appearance to an earlier date to launch their attack. This act gave us the opportunity of making it back alive. And for having enabled us to make it back alive, besides General and his enormous sacrifice, the second one who holds this credit is this younger brother.”

Hearing these words of their commander, Gao Yingjie turned over with a transformed face, giving Haochen a look, without saying anything.

Long Haochen hastened to declare, “How could I dare accept these contribution points? I violated the rules. I just wish for you to let me have another chance, to let me and my comrades keep our status of Demon Hunt Squad in training. And I don’t need any reward. Great-grandfather, what was this Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood you just spoke about? When will Uncle Sheng awake?”

He was now anxious about Sheng Lingxin’s current situation. The words Sheng Lingxin said in the last moment rang continuously in his mind. Now, he wished to help this father and his daughter to improve their relationship.

Sheng Yue said with a sigh, “The Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood is known as the sixth ranked spiritual stove that can be used by an assassin, and a spiritual stove exclusive to us. Its only use is to attack, and in terms of offensive power, this Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood is among the three first ranked without hesitation. The ranking it holds is due to its side effect that is just too big.”

Looking at Sheng Lingxin, in a state of deep sleep, Sheng Yue kept speaking, “The backlash is as strong as the power of this Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood. Upon activation, the Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood can enable one to make all his strength erupt, mixing the spiritual energy in his body with his vital force using a peculiar explosive method, giving rise to a firepower far exceeding his own cultivation level. The Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood’s evolution is also very particular; it will evolve together with its user’s cultivation level and his age. But the greater one’s age is, the more significant the produced power is, and the more serious the aftermath will be.”

“It is a miracle that Lingxin made it back alive. Among all the assassins who used this Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood, he is the only one who made it back alive from the battlefield.”

“Whatever happens, this Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood can only be used once, making the user’s body sink into an exceedingly feeble condition.

Without any fighting strength left, he fell in a coma after a short span of time. This coma will last for seven days. And seven days later, at the time he will regain consciousness, he will remain in a feeble state, for as long as he is currently aged. The use of spiritual energy will be completely forbidden to him, and everyday, he will regain a year of memories, and a year of cultivating experience. Based on Lingxin’s current age, he will need more than thirty days for his spiritual energy to be completely restored. Further adding the seven days of coma, it will take him a little more than forty days.”

Hearing Sheng Yue’s words, Long Haochen couldn’t help but sigh in relief. The spiritual stove with the biggest side effect he knew of was Cai’er’s Spiritual Stove of Samsara, but it seemed that the side effect of this Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood belonging to Lingxin was in no way small! His consciousness as well as his memories had both been affected by its influence. For an entire duration of forty days, he wouldn’t be able to come back to normal. This was really a move that would need its user to be ready to stake everything to use it.

Sheng Yue declared, “Alright, go back to your own business now everyone. Haochen, you too, go to rest. Seeing that Lingxin actually handed you this book Raise Flowers Into Trees, I must tell you to train well with it after going back. Raise Flowers Into Trees is a technique, and it will improve along with your cultivation level, strengthening over time. And even in my Sheng Family, this technique isn’t passed on. After you learn it, teach it to Cai’er. In the past, she has never been willing to learn our Sheng Family’s self created ability from me. You are the only one who can make her accept to learn it.”

“Yes, great-grandfather.” Long Haochen respectfully replied to him.

Entering a state of deep thought, he went to find Haoyue. This savior of Sheng Lingxin’s and himself was now crawling on the side. Only, the current Haoyue didn’t have a weak appearance at all, instead looking in perfect shape. Looking at him, it seemed as if his strength was inexhaustible.

Long Haochen naturally didn’t know that before Sheng Lingxin and him were carried back after falling in a coma, Haoyue had swept through the battlefield at his maximal speed; Dark Green Dual Bladed Demons, Dual Headed Demonic Eagles or Blazing Devils were all magical beasts possessing magical crystals, so Haoyue had gotten to feast on them. At that moment, at least a hundred magical crystals were being digested in his stomach, and this digestion would take some time. And only him could dare eat so much. If it was instead another magical beast that had devoured so many different kinds of magical crystals, it would just have been full to the point of bursting.

Leading Haoyue to the door, Long Haochen had a very burdened look; at last, the situation could be considered to be settled.

How could he have told the truth at that moment!? This would have totally destroyed the relationship between these two great Temples. Long Haochen knew his own position within the Knight Temple, so looking at Gao Yingjie as well as the other few Mythril Foundation Knights’ face, he understood that even a powerhouse of the ninth step like Sheng Yue wouldn’t have had any way to protect Sheng Lingxin and Lan Yanyu’s couple from punishment, criticism, etc.

Even if they weren’t Cai’er’s parents, Long Haochen wouldn’t have told the truth in such situation, because the most important thing was to preserve the two great Temples relationship.

After leaving, Long Haochen discovered that next to the place they had been defending, in the Exorcist Mountain Pass, high ranked specialized healers were taking care of the injured.

“Which section do you belong to? No one shall pass without permission; violators will be punished by the law.”

“Out of the way.” An exceedingly cold voice burst forth.

Hearing this voice, Long Haochen was instantly shaken, hurrying to shout loudly, “Cai’er, I am here.”

At that time, he had already seen that in the direction of this noise, their comrades from the 1st Demon Hunt Squad were being stopped by a group of soldiers on patrol.

Hearing Long Haochen’s voice, Cai’er, who was originally full of murderous spirit, turned around, tapping the ground with the blue cane in his hand, and arrived in front of Long Haochen with a few steps.

“Haochen, are you alright?” Cai’er immediately grabbed Long Haochen’s hand and rapidly touched his body at various parts.

The others had gathered together and gone up, and looking at Long Haochen and Haoyue, their faces appeared at ease.

Back then, after Long Haochen didn’t come back for a long time after being called by military order, Cai’er felt that something was amiss when thinking of the situation that happened during the day with her mother. In the end, she couldn’t bear it, the others naturally didn’t let her go by herself, and followed her.

“I’m okay, I’m okay. I feel very good.” Long Haochen chuckled.

Cai’er felt that although Long Haochen appeared to be in a weak state, he hadn’t been wounded. Then, the ice-cold atmosphere surrounding her body finally alleviated as she held Long Haochen’s hand firmly, unwilling to let go of it, and said in a low voice, “Let’s head back then.”

Long Haochen calmly nodded, turning his body towards Gao Yingjie.

  • Dawnyaaa

    Thank you!

    • StarStalker

      They probably tested the ability in a training area or mock fight situation before going to a battlefield and trying to use an unknown ability for the first time and just hoping that it did something useful without crippling them.

  • Gator

    Thanks Team Totobro!

  • Steven Nguyen

    thanks for the chapter!

  • JJay

    Thank you for the chapter!!!

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~. Oh and happy birthday~.

  • Kwang Soo

    where is the kiss scene! LHC you already swore you gonna kiss cai’er when you came back alive. give me a kiss scene!

    • Luke Confidential

      Better yet wait until in-front of her mama and some high ranking Knight Temple People.


    What a good boy. Lan Yanyu really doesnt deserve a son in law like him. So now i hope she will think about her behaviour and be honest.

    Big thanks for the chapter. I really love your work <3

  • Lunarbdog

    Great job Totobro. Shut down all the naysayers who don’t believe there is a legitimate explanation behind LHC’s decision. And Happy belated B-Day to you!

    • Nico

      Yep LHC’s thinking is really mature and the reason for his lies is his strong sense of responsibility. Thinking about the relationship between the two Temples just after experiencing a battle and waking up coming up with a credible story on the fly as a 14 year old boy. Good job LHC! Although it is a bit sad that he depicted himself as a spoiled child in the process.
      But the teazer said that Sheng Yue is alone with Lan Yanyu and I am sure he only pretended to believe LHC in front of the Knights. I can imagine “great-grandfather” to interrogate Lan Yanyu quite harshly. At least because Cai’er will definitely hold her family accountable for the whole thing and will demand an explanation from him. She should know LHC better as to believe his cover story.
      On the other hand she promised him to trust him unconditionally. This would be a bad moment to display this doubtless trust.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! And a happy belated Birthday!

    • JJay

      It was Totobro’s Birthday? When?
      Happy belated Birthday!

  • Captain Facts

    Thanks for the chapter!

    A year of memories a day, huh? That would be interesting.

  • Abhijit Meys

    It’s a bit late but a happy B-day. Thanks for the chapter!!

  • Oddmoonlight

    May everyday age you the perfect version of yourself like a great bottle of wine and have a great day of birth! Happy Birthday totobro!

    • Oddmoonlight

      Also thanks for the chapters as usual XD

    • That’s quite the odd-moonlight way of putting it. 😉

  • Stephen_H

    Thanks Totobro and a happy belated Birthday!

  • Marclay

    Usually I’m the lurker kind of guy and don’t write, just enjoy. However, dude honestly I’m really glad and thankful for your work, I really eagerly wait everyday to read this (among others) while I go to university and back. Don’t mind those complaining pricks, you are not even writing the novel, just translating (and as a translator myself I know the work involved). Also happy birthday and keep up the good work!

  • Kmx72

    Well happy birthday! And truthfully thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you very much for your work and for being yourself and for bringing this work as a known fact the translator of series from another country are awesome no matter they’re translation or how bad it is or how great it is because they bring us great works so we can read it and they take it upon themselves to something others don’t want to do and are lazy to do and take their time to bring us translations so yeah you are a translator which is obvious and by this so long my only point is you’re awesome

  • Nbsiren

    Happy Birthday~
    Thank you for the chapter^^

  • Christmaschris

    Happy birthday Man. U and everyone working on this are really appreciated by me & many others.

  • Xenaca

    Thx for the chapter!

  • Xenaca

    how is Uncle Sheng going

    how is Uncle Sheng doing

  • THANKS Totobro!!!! And wish you a happy birthday!!!

  • Brauka

    Happy Birthday! & thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Injamam Ul Haq Bivu

    that couple is in need of a serius beating if u ask me

  • Darky

    Hmm I cant make heads or tails out of the raws. Which chapter raw is this one based on?! Seriously MTL is f’d up

  • Darky

    Thx for the chapters guys ^^

  • ScrewLYYGYJtoo

    I dislike Gao Yingje. Keeps blaming LHC and doesn’t seem to realize that it’s not the whole truth since Lan Yanyu was trembling and no response to questions. So what if the truth were found out, not like they knew LHC was important. They would face some kind of punishment but nothing that bad as their 2 useful powerhouses. It probablt wouldn’t even damage the relationship between the temples. I find this relationship thing between the temples is a sorry ass excuse.

    • Oneofall

      Really wouldn’t damage their relationship at all? What do you think LHC’s father would have done if he found out what happened? If I were his father I’d want to kill them myself. LHC is the son of the only retribution knight powerhouse of the ninth step and LHC has more potential then his own father, so if anything happened to him humanity would take a terrible hit that they would not recover from… If he were to die the knight’s temple would be beyond mad and would force the people who caused it to die along with him. This would cause distrust between the two temples because if two powerhouses could do something like this then why couldn’t others from the temple do it as well.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Trust is built on respect and their actions of sending a kid especially a kid as important as LHC into a warzone shows a massive lack of responsibility. How can you trust people who are willing to risk the future over petty grudges?

        • whitestar

          The thing is they had no idea that they were actually risking the future. Moreover they didn’t even plan on putting Long haochan in risk they just wanted to separate him from their daughter for the night time. How could they know that suddenly 3 demon gods would come

          • Nico

            Not completely true, remember that Cai’ers father planned to leave LHC on the battlefield to die if he would turn out to be a weakling. Only after seeing his abilities as a Retribution Knight and Haoyues support did he change his mind. Only regretting his childish choice after finding out LHCs true identity. Of course he couldn’t know demon Gods would appear and the risk was manageable before they arrived the fact alone that he forced a kid of 14 years to the frontlines knowing that he has almost no combat experience only to prevent him from snuggling with his daughter (which he abandonned) doesn’t paint a really good picture of him.

            Cai’ers parents are sly and narrow minded. At least her mother should have seen how important LHC is for her daughter but it seems she is so petty that she can’t even grant her this out of jealousy. Even if they couldn’t know of LHCs importance for the future it was an immature and despicable thing to do. LHC shouldn’t get punished for this!

  • bendico

    Thanks for the chapters ,i really enjoy that story you are awesome Totobro 🙂

  • Iric Alexis

    thanks for the chapter.

    no praise to the real hero in this arc? Haoyue!
    he is the one who can use eyes of truth,
    he is the one who run in all his might from 3 demon gods,
    and he is the one who make them stop.

    but ofc all the praise is go to the master. lol

  • ZaX

    Happy birthday! and thanks for the chapter.

  • Nico

    Thanks a million for this entertaining chap. I admit, I am addicted to this story and simply couldn’t stop reading. I admire translators so proficient in asian languages that they can do such amazing work. And also happy belated birthday. ^^
    Are you in need of an english proofreader? You use high-level language for your translations but there are some minor mistakes here and there. I would never dare to critize your work but as a teacher in training I have an eye for those. Call it occupational disease. 😉

    • Xenaca

      Nothing wrong with pointing out mistakes imo. It helps for rereads later, and new readers just starting on the first read through

    • Definitely in need yeah, since for the moment I’m the only one editing the chapters I translate.
      But I don’t have the time to recruit for now so feel free to point them out in comments if it’s no problem to you; it’d be a great help. I will try to get back to you when I have the time to re-recruit editors if you leave me a mail address.

      • Nico

        You’re welcome. I love reading your translations so why shouldn’t I support you a little? I am fluent in english but posess only small japanese and no chinese skills so this is all I can do. 😉
        I can correct the mistakes here or you can send me a file via e-mail at
        Maybe I will have time to reread and search for mistakes in older chaps but that will take some time. Feel free to contact me in regard to the latest translations.

        • Nico

          Thanks for editing it out 😉

      • Many thanks for your corrections on this chapter Nico!

        • Nico

          My pleasure. >^.^<

      • Garrosh Hellscream

        I actually can’t help but agree with Nico. I don’t mind your mistakes, but you DO USE some complicated vocabulary, and yeah- props to that. I’m actually able to learn a couple of complicated words. That’s pretty sick to be honest. Uhh in case you’re confused, I’m using sick in a way that implies: That’s cool!, or That’s Rad!, or THat’s radical! etc. etc.

  • Nico

    Ok, here I go:

    “I really wish for him to integrate our Brilliant Angel Knight Regiment.”
    -> to integrate into OR to be integrated into (he needs to be ordered to do so and can’t do it himself)

    I just wish for you to let me another chance, to let me and my comrades…
    -> to let me have OR give me

    This savior of Sheng Lingxin’s and himself was now crawling on a side. (you don’t mean him lying on his side, do you?)
    -> crawling at the side/sidelines OR on the side

    If it was instead another magical beast that had devoured so many kind of magical crystals of different kinds
    -> simply “so many different kinds of magical crystals” is enough

    Even if they weren’t Cai’er’s parents, Long Haochen wouldn’t have told the truth in such situation, because the most important was to preserve the two great Temples relationship.
    -> in such a situation AND the most important thing was

    …their comrades from the 1st Demon Hunt Squad were being stopped by a group of soldiers in patrol. -> on patrol

    …tapping the ground with the blue cane in her hand Cai’er
    immediately grabbed Long Haochen’s hand and rapidly touching his body at various parts.
    -> hand rapidly touching his body OR and rapidly touched

    That is all I found in this chap. ^^

    • woow nice thx, btw I just sent you a mail, did you get it? 🙂

      • Nico

        Yep, I’m on it. ^^

    • Garrosh Hellscream

      Lmao, You’ve got to be crazy to spend time doing stuff like this.
      Also, if you’re going to do stuff like this, do it correctly at least. Damn-
      “his savior of Sheng Lingxin’s and himself was now crawling on a side.”
      All you pointed out was the crawling on the side part.
      You didn’t mention anything about how the his at the beginning of the sentence is redundant, or unnecessary, the savior of shen linxin’s LIFE, and his own. Or the savior of Shen linxin, and himself, or something like that.
      I’m 90 percent sure there were more grammatical errors in this chapter. I’m just not as crazy as you- to spend time on finding them, and pointing them out, and correcting them. However you are very helpful. Reading bad shit can lead to really shitty grammar sense through time, so keep this up. I’ll see if I can correct you any further. SO I gotta thank you. But you ARE, in my opinion, still a little crazy for doing this XD. Once again though, thanks.

  • Zeth

    Happy bithday Totobro, also, thank you very much for your hard work!

  • matricha

    thank you all for the chapter..
    good one, i just wish author woldnt dive into detailes and emotions too much…

  • Anto Wibowo

    Ah dang it it’ll be more than a month before the truth may or may not come out.
    Thanks for the chapter

  • kensche heiashi

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

  • Lord Sioks

    Ultimate Yandere.

  • Lord Sioks

    Ultimate Yandere.

  • KenKen

    LIke the Captain of the Brilliant Angel Knight Regiment he stand up for Hao chen and reported the whole truth.

  • Anne1000

    How do they know about the aftereffects of the Spiritual Stove Return to Childhood when no one has ever come back alive from the battlefield after using it?

    • SirTobias

      Possibly written history from the glorious era?

    • StarStalker

      They probably tested the ability in a training area or mock fight situation before going to a battlefield and trying to use an unknown ability for the first time and just hoping that it did something useful without crippling them.