Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 187


Chapter 187: Raise Flowers Into Trees (I)

The breakfast served to them in small boxes was not some wonderful tasty food, but it was very rich. Including two eggs from low ranked magical beasts that were divided between everyone, there were in addition some steaming and fragrant buns. It came together with meat soup, green vegetables and even fruits.

On the last evening, their consumption was truly enormous. And they were still young teens; in a very short time, they had already finished all the food completely.

Except from Cai’er and Chen Ying’er who ate less than the others, the portion eaten by these youths truly surpassed the one adult warriors took.

The bald Sima Xian patted his own face, “I really wonder when I can go to the battlefield once again. I’m not fully satisfied from yesterday’s battle.”

Long Haochen declared, “That’s right! I have to hand contribution points to everyone.”

“Contribution points? Captain, have you gone to the battlefield once again yesterday?” asked Lin Xin, full of curiosity. The day before, it was already late night when he came back. Thus, Long Haochen had everyone go back to rest first, and didn’t tell them about what he went through.

Long Haochen looked at Cai’er who was standing by his side, “That’s right. Yesterday, when I was convoked by our military head, it turned out that he wanted me to follow him to the battlefield.”

Hearing this, Cai’er clearly wrinkled her eyebrows.

Long Haochen didn’t hide anything from Cai’er, because he didn’t want to lie to her, even if it was a white lie. But a story that was told from another point of view would cause the other party to have a completely different reaction.

“Our chief general is actually Cai’er’s father. Yesterday, after she saw me sharing a bed with Cai’er, mother-in-law should have told it to chief general. That’s the reason why I was called in the evening.”

“And to you, they…” Cai’er grabbed Long Haochen’s hand, clearly becoming nervous.

Long Haochen smiled, “Do I look like something bad happened to me? Listen to the whole story.”

“At the beginning, uncle Sheng was really blunt and hostile towards me, making me follow him to lead the Brilliant Angel Knight Regiment onto the battlefield. But during the battle, uncle Sheng recognized a technique I used, because he was in the past a good friend of my father. Then, I fought alongside with uncle Sheng, and learned a lot of things. Uncle Sheng even gave me a special technique book as a gift.”

The others obviously seemed full of doubts; this course of events seemed too simple.

Cai’er lifted up her head, “That’s all?”

Long Haochen kept speaking, “Later on, when we were up against powerful enemies, uncle Sheng had to use the Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood to protect me. Although we came back safely, he is now in an unconscious state.”

As he said so, Long Haochen had always been looking at the changes in Cai’er face. But he felt down, because Cai’er didn’t have any reaction, even when hearing that Sheng Lingxin fell in a coma.

“In the battlefield, I finished off a few demons, so some contribution points should be gained, let’s share it among ourselves.” In front of everyone, Long Haochen didn’t say anything else pertaining to Sheng Lingxin. He knew that Cai’er’s rancor would be hard to dispel, and that he couldn’t act over-hastily, let alone the fact that it was her personal matter.

Wang Yuanyuan said with an unconvinced tone, “There’s no need for that. You fought at the risk of your life by yourself for these, it’s not like we killed them together with everyone.”

Long Haochen laughed gently, declaring, “This team of ours is in an unpolished state; and dividing contribution points evenly was something I proposed. How could I not act as an example? If not for Lin Xin’s pills, maybe I would not have made it back alive. I think that to pass through this test and become a real team, our mutual understanding during battles will be admittedly important, but to foster the friendship between ourselves will be equally important. We are companions, identical to brothers and sisters, and although contribution points are good, they will only have the biggest effect when used on the most important areas. Wouldn’t the best be to have the seven of us to act as a whole, enjoying the benefits of these contribution points together”

As he said so, he took the contribution testing device, putting it on his own contribution points gem.

At the time Long Haochen shared the contribution points with everyone, the others were somewhat dumbstruck, because there were really too many of them.

At the time the seven of them had been battling together, everyone had just obtained a little more than twenty contribution points. And this time, Long Haochen brought more than fifty contribution points, divided with everyone in the group. In the end, everyone had a total of seventy three contribution points!

Seeing the others’ astonished faces, Long Haochen chuckled, “I have been finishing them off at the back of Uncle Sheng, killing a few dozens of Dark Green Dual Bladed Demons to get so many points. From my estimate, we are now the team with the most contribution points. You guys didn’t see how powerful Uncle Sheng’s Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood was. It instantly killed several hundred demon powerhouses of the fifth and the sixth step. ”

Chen Ying’er laughed happily, “It’s so great, at first light, we get such a good surprise falling from nowhere. I am now in a very good mood. And I even got to eat so well. Captain, it’s really great that I got to follow you.”

Sima Xian laughed out loud, declaring, “Ying’er is right. Haochen, originally, I was only sure about your strength, but now, I can only see that you are endowed with other qualities. You truly deserve to be our squad captain. It looks like there will be no opportunity for us to leave the city for the moment, what should we do right now?”

Long Haochen replied, “Everyone should go cultivate their spiritual energy for the moment. I’ll help everyone measure their amount of internal and external spiritual energy for now.”

Monitoring everyone’s internal and external spiritual energy was something necessary. Gao Yingjie told Long Haochen that the higher the cultivation rank was , the greater the need to check it, and that it would be a good habit for the future. This method would help the team greatly. For instance, if a member was close to a breakthrough, the team could buy him a suitable pill to save a lot of time while increasing the strength of the team.

Quickly, the testing results came out.

Among them, the one with the highest external spiritual energy was Wang Yuanyuan, reaching 524. Even as a warrior of the fifth step, this was an extremely terrifying score. The second one was Cai’er with a score of 446, followed that Long Haochen who had an external spiritual energy score of 396. Sima Xian’s score was 362 and Han Yu’s score was 265.

As for the two magic users, their external spiritual energy was not much, not even reaching a hundred.

In terms of internal spiritual energy, Cai’er was impressively first, her internal spiritual energy reaching 2590, which was already at the standard of the third rank of the fifth step. Further adding her status of Saint Daughter of Samsara, and even without accounting for the fact she possessed this ultimate Spiritual Stove of Samsara, she could still be regarded as the strongest of the team.

In terms of internal spiritual energy, the second one was Lin Xin, having an internal spiritual energy of 2385, followed by Han Yu whose internal spiritual energy reached 2270. Wang Yuanyuan had a score of 2160, and the fifth was Long Haochen, with a score of 2095, though in practice, his fighting strength was second only to Cai’er; after all, he finished as the champion of the Demon Hunt Competition. The training speed of his internal spiritual energy was sufficient to astonish anyone. After all, after the fifth step, the progression of spiritual energy would become clearly slower.

The sixth was Sima Xian, with a score of 1920. And Chen Ying’er was at the total bottom, with a score of 1850. The latter two had been using Spiritual Condensing Pills, making their progression quite distinct.

Seeing their comrades’ scores and their own, everyone’s took the same action without consultation, staring at Cai’er. They had expected that Cai’er’s internal spiritual energy would be first among everyone, but her external spiritual energy was actually even above 400, which was higher than Sima Xian’s before using Madness, and even Long Haochen’s. What kind of strength was this?! And furthermore, Cai’er was most likely also the youngest one of their group.

After recording everyone’s spiritual energy in detail, Long Haochen declared, “Okay everyone, let’s start to train. But don’t consume too much spiritual energy, because we have to be ready to get dispatched for war at anytime.”

Lin Xin had just obtained the corpse of a Dark Green Dual Bladed Demon and a Beta Flying Demon, and happened to use them to make pills. In the battlefield, the speed of consumption of pills was as fast as one could imagine. And this was something good to increase their surviving power. Although he couldn’t attack, his contribution and importance to the squad wasn’t any lower than any other member; his greatest natural talent came out the best in this form.

For the most part, the members of the squad chose to cultivate their spiritual energy, especially for Sima Xian and Chen Ying’er who hadn’t liquified their spiritual energy yet, and needed to train in this field.

Long Haochen pulled Cai’er back to their own bed.

Then, he asked her in a low voice, “Cai’er, are you not going to visit Uncle Sheng?”

Cai’er fell silent, but as before, she just shook her head, “I know about the Spiritual Stove of Return to Childhood. He will be okay. I’ll go cultivate first.” As she said so, she immediately climbed up to the side of the bed, sitting on it and starting to cultivate.

Looking at her tenderly, Long Haochen sat at her opposite side, but he didn’t cultivate, instead taking out the book Raise Flowers Into Trees given to him by Sheng Lingxin and reading it earnestly.

This technical book Raise Flowers Into Trees was thin, formed by only seven or eight pages. Long Haochen carefully skimmed through it, and rapidly, a burst of astonishment appeared on his handsome face.

The technical ability Raise Flowers Into Trees was quite peculiar. It was called a technique, but it seemed closer to a method for the use of spiritual energy. It didn’t possess any offensive or defensive use, but appeared extremely practical.

The so called Raise Flowers Into Trees technique was actually a particular method to store energy in one’s body.

After using this ability, one could store in his body any ability he mastered, a bit like Storing Power worked, and after having stored it, one could instantly unleash it at any time. But during the time of storing, the user had to be in a half-meditating state, and his body couldn’t move, much less fight.

After completing this storing, the stored ability had to be unleashed within an hour or the stored spiritual energy would scatter by itself.

After the use of Raise Flowers Into Trees, the stored technique wouldn’t keep using up spiritual energy nor would it affect its recovery.

Having Raise Flowers Into Trees could be considered a possibility of unleashing one’s most powerful ability at free cost and at any time.

However, Raise Flowers Into Trees had limitations. First, it was only suited for warriors, assassins and knights. It was useless for mages, priests and summoners. Also, Raise Flowers Into Trees was the most suited to be used in combination with abilities that made one’s spiritual energy erupt, and was quite unfitted for technical-type abilities.

For instance, Long Haochen’s Condemning Revolving Sword was unable to be used in combination with Raise Flowers Into Trees, because it used spiritual energy and technical aspects jointly.

But an ability like Holy Sword was particularly suited for this.

After he read the entire ability book, Long Haochen pondered deeply for some time, thinking of the numerous possible uses of it. If used well, Raise Flowers Into Trees could be turned into a life-saving ability. It was truly a first class ability. Furthermore, it was a self-created technique whose creator was no one else but the hero of the ninth step Sheng Yue.


  • Belkar

    Thank you!

  • Cythril

    thanks for the new chapter 🙂

  • JiaWing

    Am didnt his contribution points got taken away as punishment ??

    • Nico

      Nope they didn’t. After the intervention of the Brilliant Knight’s captain they seem to have had mercy. Also we know that Shen Yue saw right through LHC’s lies. He can’t punish him for his grandson’s fault, can he?

  • Nico

    Thanks Totobro ^^
    Sadly we don’t get the exact number of LHC’s points but if he brought 50 points for everyone we can do the math ourselves. 7 times 50 points results in about 350 contribution points.
    Good job kid!

    • -kirito.zero-

      i guess he brought 353 points. 🙂

      • Nico

        Nice guess. Too bad he can’t share the 3 points equally with the others. But he could present them to Cai’er… 😉

        • -kirito.zero-

          well, i tried calculating the previous sharing scheme and i have deduced that there is a charge for each time points are shared. so knowing that there are 3 left overs from previous transfer, and in the present all of them got the same amount of points, i arrive in a conclusion that LHC brought 353 points, excluding his previous points. 😉

          • Nico

            You are very attentive, I missed the transferring cost. But isn’t it unfair for the squad members if by sharing their points with team members their points get reduced each time? I dare to say this system sucks.

          • -kirito.zero-

            well, points are considered currency for Demon raid teams so it is to be expected. 😉

          • Nico

            True, but a simple transfer between two members without gain or the need of a third person getting involved shouldn’t need a toll. It seems unfair, although it would be to hard for a simple device to notice if the points are traded for an object, service etc, or simply a gift.

            Well, as long LHC gains enough points it doesn’t matter anyway. >^.^<

        • -kirito.zero-

          damn the math but, it should be 7times 53=371+3(for transfer cost) it should fit the details.

  • Zeth

    Thank you Totobro!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! Cai’er’s opinion of her parents have dropped again.

  • Innocent

    Thanks for the chapter. Anyway where LHC promised kiss ?

  • Moridain

    Wow, Contingency?
    Why the hell isn’t this taught to everyone? It is one of fictions most badass skills.
    I don’t quite understand the point of secresy of Martial powers like that one, considering that all of humanity is united in the face of overwhelming odds. You would think that anything that made humanity stronger would be applauded.

    • Majk

      Or maybe like in real life people want glory and care a bit more about themselfs then others.

      • Moridain

        Yeah but knowledge isn’t diminished if it is shared. The little bit of prestige they gain from being the only user of the skill would be made up for by the glory of having a skill known by everyone with the capacity to learn it.
        The only reason I can see for withholding it out of ‘self-interest’ is if there are occasional battles between technique users and you are trying to hold on to some kind of advantage, but there has been no sign of human vs human battles so far, and demons don’t use them at all.

        • Majk

          I think that it has something to do with the war being at a standstill for the last 600-6000 (dont remember) years and the people probably aren’t as cautious as when it began.

          It’s also possible that they dont spread them because such techniques are hard to master and usually even hard to use (Even the technique that LHC got from his dad is quite risky since unless the enemy tries to block it it will leave him open for an attack) So they cant exactly teach them to normal soldiers who have trouble preforming advanced ones.

          Oh and they do use them as motivacion. I think that everyone in the top 8 was allowed to choose a secret technique from their temple to learn. THe one LHC got is a great one but its very draining and he can only really use it without runing dry because he is the Scion of light while a normal soldier while they may be able to use the skill it would not last as long and it would leave them with no mp so they would basicly become a burden.

    • HumanityMan

      Lol I know right. They have so many abilities and techniques kept secret. It’s like they don’t want to win this war. Spread some and do even better in the war. No reason to hog them. I understand if it’s something overwhelminy strong that can’t be taught to everyone, but if it’s something practical, share it.

    • -kirito.zero-

      If all were to be taught every single “secret” arts/ technique nobody would strive harder to be stronger. it is human nature. if it’s readily available for you, would they still strive to get stronger in order to protect their loved ones? would they still be united? most, if not all would not be. distinction and privilege may be biased sometimes, but it makes those without privilege, to get stronger, to gain more. a ranking or class based system gives more room for improvement. what is there to improve in oneself in all of you has the same stats and skill set? it’s like they’re all robots made in factories, all having same functions.

  • k1nk4

    Thanks totobro

  • Xenaca

    thx for the chapter Toto

  • Lunarbdog

    Kiss scene or RITO! Lol thanks for chap Toto

  • ero commander

    and…. how about the kiss? god dammit haochen!

    • Nico

      Be patient and wait, my young friend. I am sure we will get to the kiss in an awesome moment with either strong impact, e.g. in front of some people/parents/powerhouses, or another absolutely sweet moment. I’m so looking forward to it as well. ^^

  • JJay

    I have found this strange for a while; during the DHS competition before the top 16 were picked, the story kept saying Chen Ying’er was a fifth step, then when LHC team went for dinner, it said she wasn’t a fifth step… Something is off… did the author forget and change the story? I’m really confused…

    • I guess the Temples misinterpreted the fact she could summon beasts at the eight step as her being at the fifth step. Would be the most legit explanation

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Didn’t they say that there was only one person who accomplished making it to the 5th step and that was the summoner LHC fought against? I might have to reread but I think they were emphasizing that the spell Chen Ying’er uses is something that is usually seen near the 8th step.

        • JJay

          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? And in Chapter 120 is says “Naturally, Long Hao Chen wouldn’t simply think that this loli summoner could only summon sheep. First of all, she was for sure the summoner bearing the number 1, which was a proof that she had reached the fifth step of cultivation.”

      • JJay

        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… And in Chapter 120 is says “Naturally, Long Hao Chen wouldn’t simply think that this loli summoner could only summon sheep. First of all, she was for sure the summoner bearing the number 1, which was a proof that she had reached the fifth step of cultivation.”

  • Nbsiren

    Thank you for the chapter^^

  • Anto Wibowo

    Sounds like an improvement from storing power, awesome.
    Thanks foe the chapter

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • Gator

    thanks team Totobro, Ranga and Caleb G!

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • ZaX

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • Frenzy85

    All the skills are clearly setting up LHC to have a fighting chance against enemies above their level… I wonder how big the power gap will be in his next major battle…

  • Captain Facts

    Within an hour kind of sucks. If it was within a day that would be awesome. I guess as long as he can meditate before a fight it’ll be okay but…the most dire of battle are almost always the ones you don’t have time to prepare for.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Well considering that Storing power only lasts for 3 seconds before needing to be spent (four if your LHC) a whole hour of storage seems pretty good. It would probably also be extremely tiring to stay in a half meditative state for an entire day.

  • drealicious

    Thanks for the chapter~

  • kensche heiashi

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

  • aron

    what if he/she is seventh step but his/her age is 18 ? can that person enter the DHS competition ?

    • Nico

      It should be fine as long as he/she never entered a DHS before. If LHC had renounced his position in the squad he would have had the chance to participate again 5 years later with 19. Assuming that he reached the 7th step by then he would have surely entered a DHS. But since existing DHSs don’t change unless someone dies or they are disbanded, I don’t think someone who already was a member of a DHS before can participate again.

      • Nico

        The only other rule concerning the participation in the DHS competition should be that the competitor is under 25 years old.

  • raymond

    I think LHC would need a more tense training and let cai er become mentor for a moment

  • Tj Hale

    that ability is horribly underwhelming. this author likes to trick you into thinking something significant happened then turns around and just makes you realize he is bad at making a character who isnt op seem op. he must not know 10 is a very low number. he is like “ermahgerd his cultivation is so fast he gained 1 whole fucking point in 50 hours horrry shiet!!!!” yea he needs about 10k more points to get to the next lvl…. so yea…

    • Qwerty word,The Wise Young Boy

      Though I’m not sure about what might cancel it out_ but That ‘book’s ability'(This ability?) is still pretty neat for them, if they are able to use it at the start, or make consecutively moves, or at an opening and [Not lose energy!] a well prepared fight could make a dramatic change for them in comparison to none of them having it. (it’s like a free move dammit!).

      my impression of it’s use anyways.

      • Tj Hale

        i forgot the specifics about it but as i recall the move requires him to be constantly meditating until he plans on using the move. and from there has a 1 min or 10 second period of time before he loses the chance to use the ability. it might have even been 1 second. so basically he needs to be wholeheartedly focus on maintaining his concentration on this skill otherwise hed lose all the time he invested into it. if the author didint keep jerking you off just to stop halfway it would prolly be a better ability. its like they are trying tooooo hard not to make lhc overpowered.

        • Qwerty word,The Wise Young Boy

          No, you are only thinking of [storing power].

          After meditation, it specifically says: 1 HOUR before it disperses, no negativities to recovery, it has no energy consumption. Win-win-win.

          7th 6th 5th paragraph from the bottom shows positivies.

          Seems like an amiss/overpowered/peculiar ability to me.

          Limitations; only for Warriors, knights and assassins. I’m not fully sure on what moves can’t be used, but there is. : (

          8th 4th 3rd shows limitations.

          • Tj Hale

            oh, i could have sworn that the family skill said he had to use the ability within a short period after he was done meditating. otherwise the ability he copied was erased.

          • Tj Hale

            i guess i misinterpreted this part “But during the time of storing, the user had to be in a half-meditating state, and his body couldn’t move, much less fight.”

          • Tj Hale

            even with that realization, why does it have to dissipate after 1 hour? do you plan on getting ambushed 1 hour before everytime you go outside? if he could store the ability until he needed it then id consider it a good ability. but needing to plan 1 hour in advance is kinda stupid and would only work in a planned military operation and not a hunting group. he could go out and search for enemies for 10 hours and not find anything but waste his time continually storing an ability.

          • Qwerty word,The Wise Young Boy

            You have a point, it’s doubtful that it would benefit every situation_ when ‘ how long it takes to find the enemy ‘ is concerned, as they do tend to drag out like that.

            A)But LHC is a ‘genius’ so i’m sure the author wouldn’t let him waste it into oblivion, rest assured.

            Or is that too much of a cheap shot thing of an answer?

          • Tj Hale

            we will find out sooner or later lol.

    • Illunis

      Well at least this is far more creative than what most authors resort to doing… anyway, the logic of this world is very strict, so the fact that Haochen even gets this ability is broken as it stands.

      It’s the culmination of all these tiny seeming things that will make Long Haochen OP in the end.

  • KenKen

    AH I want see that skill in action

  • IvyHav3n

    “…We are companions, identical to brothers and sisters…” Incest is wincest xD

  • Rengel Sia

    What is this external spiritual energy that exceeds 200? the previous chapters said that 200 was the limit for external spiritul energy? :/

    • akaiittou = red blade

      for that lev

  • Liana Harvilla

    Long Haochen laughed gently, declaring, “This team of ours is in an unpolished state; and dividing contribution points evenly was something I proposed. How could I not act as an example? If not for Lin Xin’s pills, maybe I would not have made it back alive. I think that to pass through this test and become a real team, our mutual understanding during battles will be admittedly important, but to foster the friendship between ourselves will be equally important. We are companions, identical to brothers and sisters, and although contribution points are good, they will only have the biggest effect when used on the most important areas. Wouldn’t the best be to have the seven of us to act as a whole, enjoying the benefits of these contribution points together”

    You forgot a period at the end of that 🙂