Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 198

Chapter 198: Mythic Mirror Image Treasure Pig (II)

He also never heard of a magical beast companion that could fuse its body with a human. When thinking about that day, what left the most vivid memory was that intense explosion of internal spiritual energy.

Long Haochen thought to himself that even if this was a powerful ability of Haoyue, with their current level of cultivation Haoyue and he couldn’t put it to good use yet. Otherwise, why would the aftereffects be so severe? But anyway, this was a good thing, being able to suddenly erupt with fighting strength surpassing one’s own cultivation was clearly quite a useful move.

Seeing that Long Haochen’s group arrived, the other nine Demon Hunt Squad captains came over to greet him.

As a matter of fact, Long Haochen displayed a formidable behaviour as commander the day before, leading the mission to be satisfactorily completed. And furthermore, although they didn’t get to see his last move clearly, they still felt the intense energy originating from it. Having had such an experience, they involuntarily changed their perception of Long Haochen, in spite of his age.

The ten leaders also knew everything, and seeing Long Haochen arrive, Gao Yingjie welcomed him, “How are you? Did everyone have a good rest?”

Long Haochen murmured to him, “Leader, Cai’er has suffered comparatively severe damage. She will have to rest for some more time. For the time being, I’m afraid that she won’t be able to accompany us during missions.”

Gao Yingjie felt shaken, and thinking back to the first time Cai’er tried to use this power, only to be blocked by Sheng Yue, he felt quite understanding, and without asking further, only nodded to him.

“Leader, have you called us out this time for another mission?” Sima Xian asked eagerly.

The last battle brought them important benefits: being subject to such pressure, he could feel his own internal spiritual energy increase by a wide margin, drawing extremely close to the threshold of the 2000th level. Maybe after going through a few more battles, he would be able to break through to some extent, becoming a priest of the fifth step.

After reaching the fifth step of cultivation, priests could learn quite a few more offensive abilities, making it so that the number of secret skills he would be able to learn upon returning to Holy City would obviously increase dramatically.

Although Sima Xian didn’t pronounce it, he felt quite impatient about increasing his own power. In the team, there was quite a gap between Wang Yuanyuan’s utility and his own. The earlier he would be able to reach the fifth step, the earlier he would be able to fulfill a more important role as a Discipline Priest.

Gao Yingjie shook his head with a smile and replied, “Everyone did well during yesterday’s mission, and the Exorcist Mountain’s military is already plentily satisfied. Thus, they decided to allot you a total of three days of rest, to give you sufficient time to train and improve your cultivation. After all, you are not real soldiers, but came here to get some experience. But today, we called you to come for a good reason! You will get to know about it in a bit.”

Just as they finished talking, quite a few people arrived. It wasn’t only the military, but also some assassins completely clad in black, their heads included.

The one who gave them their previous mission was at the top front, and the 1st Demon Hunt Squad immediately noticed the case in his hand. It was exactly the one they retrieved from that Bloodthirsty Beta’s hands, during the battle against the demons’ logistics team.

Everyone unconsciously looked at Long Haochen, who also felt confused, thinking about what Gao Yingjie just said. Could it be that the Exorcist Mountain Pass plans to give us the thing in that case?

At that moment, Gu Jin already stepped forward, together with those few assassins. After greeting their leader Gao Yingjie, he immediately turned towards the ten Demon Hunt Squads.

“You really deserve to be called the most outstanding generation of geniuses produced by the Alliance. You accomplished the mission smoothly, completely annihilating the demons’ logistics team. Now, at least several tens of thousands of their main armies’ demons are going to starve. You did a good deed to our Exorcist Mountain Pass, and the army as well as the civilians will engrave it forever into their memory. For this reason, I thank you on behalf of the military as well as the people.”

This Gu Jin, who turned out to be a warrior, stamped the ground with his right foot, performing a warrior salute towards the ten Demon Hunt Squads.

Demon Hunt Squad members generally used the etiquette of their own Temple to salute one another. Having received their approval to these youths was an extreme glory. At least up till now, their examination was going smoothly.

Gu Jin said with a smile, “I would like to introduce these three elders coming from the Heroic Hall of the Assassin Temple to everyone.”

Assassins from the Heroic Hall? Hearing Gu Jing’s introduction, these youths from the newly formed Demon Hunt Squads felt startled. The Heroic Hall was the most mysterious place of the Assassin Temple, comprising a total of thirty-six Heroic Assassins. Each of these Heroic Assassins was an existence belonging to the eighth step, forming the most powerful part of the Assassin Temple. The auxiliary hall master Ying Suifeng that Long Haochen met previously was exactly the leader of these Heroic Assassins.

So these three are actually powerhouses of the eighth step? Then for what purpose did they come?

Just at that time, the black clad man who stood in the front, took a few steps forward. But no extraordinary aura was emanating from his body, nor any sign of life, it just gave people a faint sensation of emptiness.

But everyone knew that these people were the real assassin powerhouses, able to blend into any kind of environment.

“Greetings, children. I am the 19th Heroic Assassin of the Heroic Hall.” The black clad man’s voice was somewhat gloomy, even sounding quite rough. But every Demon Hunt Squad member felt tense, and stood upright, as though they were wooden sticks. Calmly standing before them was one of the thirty six Heroic Assassins, who only gave their numbers instead of naming themselves. Seeing one for the very first time, many felt nervous.

“First of all, we would like to express our gratitude for everything you did for the Exorcist Mountain Pass. Captain of the 1st soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad, please step forward.”

Long Haochen took two steps forward, making a fist with his left hand and placing it on his left chest. Then, he replied with a loud, “Long Haochen, captain of the 1st soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad reports.”

This 19th Heroic Assassin seemed quite easy-going. With a humble smile on his face, he said to him, “No need be so formal. You should recognize the case in Gu Jin’s hands, right?”

Long Haochen nodded and replied, “Yes, I do. This is the one we seized from the enemies’ hands as we carried out yesterday’s mission.”

The 19th Heroic Knight faintly nodded back, “That’s right. You did well, and in recognition of your exceptional behaviour of handing this object to us, the Assassin Temple decided to reward you with 500 contribution points. Please come to accept them.”

500 contribution points?

Hearing this number almost caused an uproar. In fact, the weakest of the ten newly formed Demon Hunt Squads didn’t even gather 500 points in total, and this included the 200 contribution points they all got as this mission’s reward. The fact that the Assassin Temple took such an initiative, unexpectedly rewarding the 1st soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad with 500 contribution points, immediately made the other Demon Hunt Squads restless.

The 19th Heroic continued in a loud but indifferent voice, “Don’t worry everyone. I can tell you that this wasn’t a test mission but a real one, and that the case Long Haochen handed to us is actually worth at least ten times this amount of contribution points. I will now reveal the contents of this case!”

This was a reward of the Assassin Temple! Long Haochen naturally wouldn’t refuse it. Under the eyes of his teammates, he went in front of the 19th Heroic Assassin and exposed his contribution tile.

To the surprise of many, the 19th Heroic Assassin exposed his own left hand and revealed an icy-blue-colored tile, directing it toward Long Haochen’s to complete the exchange successfully.

This 19th Heroic Assassin turned out to be a Demon Hunter as well?

Demon Hunt Squad members were collectively known as Demon Hunters, and since this Heroic Assassin possessed a contribution tile, he also had his own team. To possess such an assassin, how strong could his team be? Perhaps they even had a sufficient strength to kill a demon god.

After Long Haochen received the contribution points, he returned to the side of the other youths. Pertaining to the contents of that case, he was curious as well. In the end, what kind of treasure could it be to leave that powerhouse of the eighth step full of praise?

The Heroic Assassin finally declared indifferently, “If the 1st soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad didn’t hand over this case, I’m afraid that none of you would have known about this thing, but they actually never opened this case, and I can ascertain for that fact.”

A warrior from another team couldn’t help but ask, “Heroic Senior, how can you be so sure of this?”

The 19th Heroic Assassin made a gesture to Gu Ni, who joined his side with large steps. Then, the formidable assassin directly opened the case in his hands, declaring openly, “Because the people who can resist the attraction of that thing are just too few.”

As he spoke, his fingers shook slightly, opening the case, and immediately, a dense light essence emerged from that case. The soft light essence carried a hint of white, giving an awe-inspiring impression to everyone. A delicate silhouette immediately came out from inside, spreading its two wings, attempting to fly with a dispirited expression.

In a split second, everyone unconsciously opened their eyes wide, and more than half of them cried out in surprise, “A Light Elemental Fairy!”

Everyone from the 1st Demon Hunt Squad previously carried an excited face when seeing him obtain 500 contribution points, but except from Long Haochen’s, now all their faces became stiff.

Against all expectations, it was a spiritual stove, and a Light Elemental Spiritual Stove at that! Each and every one of them had a lifeless look in their eyes, looking at that Light Elemental Fairy’s struggling attempt to fly, completely filled with regret.

Even Gao Yingjie immediately felt the same as them.

If they knew earlier that this case contained a Light Elemental Fairy, no matter how Long Haochen opposed it, they would absolutely not have consented to hand it over to the higher-ups. Let alone 500 contribution points, even if it were 5,000 or 50,000 of them, it wouldn’t be worth a Light Elemental Spiritual Stove! But spiritual stoves couldn’t be given a value, because in the right hands, they possessed unlimited potential! At least within the 1st Demon Hunt Squad, Long Haochen, Han Yu and Sima Xian were all able to use this kind of spiritual stove, making it extremely fitting for them.

Long Haochen’s perception was different from other people’s. At this time everyone else was feeling regret, and even pain. But now, he only felt pity.

He didn’t feel that the pity was that he lost the Light Elemental Spiritual Stove, but it was pity for the Light Elemental Fairy coming from that case. At the split second its aura was dispersed, this feeling involuntarily appeared in the depths of his heart. Meanwhile, the occasional waves of heat in his body just became more intense.

  • Muhbreaker

    i hope that this pig is not a dissapointment

    • Steven Nguyen

      the pig it self is the money supplier lol

      • eddee

        Eh probably not at this point. Right now, it’ll just help Hao Yue blaze through their money.

      • Robin

        It should be since it seems to be gluttonous. Well, I find the cartoon character with the name of McDull already strange and am curious if and how this will influence our little pig…
        But remember when LHC’s dad tells him that only equipment one gains for himself will be really treasured? I think the pig will definitely lead them on a treasure hunt sometime in the future.

    • lazygeko

      I like the pig, every story can use more bacon. Though the name of the pig is questionable…

    • Gub

      Don’t worry, McDull will likely be one of the most important pieces of plot armor for the Demon Hunt Squad in the future. Being the explanation of multiple different pieces of Legendary tier or higher, as well as having seventh stage and higher combat capability.

      • Argos

        Shameless spoiler…

        • leon zell

          its not a spoiler, those abilities were stated in the last chapter, he was just making a statement that with those abilities he won’t be useless.

          • Argos

            “Being the explanation of multiple different pieces of Legendary tier or higher, as well as having seventh stage and higher combat capability.”

            Saying it like that, without even trying to make it as if it was an hypothesis, looks like it would be shameless spoiler.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            The fact is we all can guess that it will be true from what has been said. Only the future can confirm or deny it but I assume the author isn’t going to give them a creature who can find treasures and not use that ability.

          • Redryad

            “Don’t worry, McDull will likely be one of the most important pieces of plot armor for the Demon Hunt Squad in the future.” “Will likely be”, is why its not a spoiler, you got to look at the the whole comment

  • Muhbreaker

    i hope that this pig is not a dissapointment

    • Gub

      Don’t worry, McDull will likely be one of the most important pieces of plot armor for the Demon Hunt Squad in the future. Being the explanation of multiple different pieces of Legendary tier or higher, as well as having seventh stage and higher combat capability.

      • Argos

        Shameless spoiler…

        • leon zell

          its not a spoiler, those abilities were stated in the last chapter, he was just making a statement that with those abilities he won’t be useless.

  • Tomas Senn

    Does anybody wonder why you barely see any humans of the sixth step?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      It has to do with peoples innate spiritual energies. The story has already said that the majority of people cannot make it past about the second step and then add in the fact that your internal spiritual energy gain slows down greatly at the fifth step. Part of it I think is sixth step is low enough to still be soldiers unlike seventh step who are in range of commanders. Most of the powerhouses we have met thus far are commanders while I would think people of the sixth step are still foot soldiers so there is no reason for them to be near LHC and the other beginner demon hunt squads.

  • kevin

    ill leave this here

  • kevin

    ill leave this here

  • kevin

    Long Haochen and Haoyue transformation

  • kevin

    Long Haochen and Haoyue transformation

  • kevin

    the pig

    • jessa Marie Sazon

      so cute!!!

    • onejuicyorange

      all hail the lolii

  • ZeroQuanta

    Wish I could read chinese… I didn’t know the manwua went that far yet… Thanks for the chapter!

  • Shiro-Tsubasa

    ah, I thought the manhua was on haitus or something? at least that is what demonic scans made it sound like. or did they just make it up avoid backlash? they do have a tendency to drop good series after taking the projects from other groups.. x.x just checked and the raws are at least two arcs ahead of what is translated.

    • The manhua is released monthly or twice a month at most, so they will catch up sooner or later, I don’t think there’s a need to worry. But we already caught up with manhua, and since the novel is already finished, the futures lies in the novel’s translation. Think big and focus on the novel ‘.’.

      • Shiro-Tsubasa

        yes, I’m sort of glad they stopped if only for a little while. If not for that I would never have decided to check out the LN. I’m loving it now always excited for the next chapter. xD

  • k1nk4

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • k1nk4

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Thanks for the chapter and I would just like to say to all those who have kept up the donations so we keep getting daily releases…. Thank you so much :D.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • agila0212

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Captain Facts

    Like a light fairy would choose anyone else? He has the physique of the Scion of Light! Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light didn’t even fight him with the Light half of its power!

    Although it would be funny if the fairy ended up choosing Cai’Er or something for whatever reason.

    • Oneofall

      I know right. Not only will he get because he is the Scion of Light but they got 500 contribution points for this as well so the demon hunt squads will all be extremely jealous.

      • Robin

        But they can’t complain because the Fairy could choose, which is exactly Sheng Yue’s plan. In the worst case the 1st DHS would have to stick with the consolation prize. Since they don’t know about his status of Scion of Light they will probably think that the Fairy is grateful to LHC for saving it if she picks him.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Its as the senior assassin pointed out as well if LHC hadn’t come forward and offered the box the other squads would of never even learned it existed.

          • Robin

            Yep, LHC is simply too good natured for his own good. But especially for such people the saying often turns out as true that those things you set loose will return to you in the end. If the Heroic Assassin wouldn’t hold it in place it would probably directly fly to LHC.
            It is a good thing Sheng Yue isn’t there so no one can complain about favorism, even those knowing of the connection between Sheng Yue and Cai’er.

          • Steven Nguyen

            in other words good karma is good karma.

          • Robin

            Yep and what goes around comes around. ^^

    • Jack Skeleton

      I agree that the fairy will more than likely choose LHC, but personally I would like for it to choose Han Yu. HY is playing the role of healer/assistance to this team and therefore will use more “magic” which the fairy could cast too. LHC will be using more “sword/shield skills” as the main tank. The fairy wont be able to use any weapon based skills which LHC will have more of, in comparison to HY who will take care of heals/assist. However, I agree that the fairy will probably pick LHC since he is the Scion of Light. 🙂

  • Christoph

    500 hundred contribution points?
    I feel like that should either be:
    500 contribution points? Or:
    Five hundred contribution points?
    Thanks for the awesome translation.

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro and sponsor!

  • Ewilan

    Merci pour le chapitre

  • ddadain

    Poor poor fairy 🙁

  • baddai

    Thinkerbell make an appearance

  • totesose

    guess who she’ll choose? Long Haochen for sure!

  • Tomas Senn

    The great grandfather was plotting
    He gave it to haochen indirectly because who would be better with a light element spiritual stove than a scion of light

  • Tomas Senn

    Good thing hoayue isn’t there because he would have gobbled the fairy up by now

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Majk

    Oh damn I know the words to help them but they seem to be stuck at the end of my tongue…it went something like Scion of…. Scion of Wind? Fire? Ice since it reflects light!?…. I just cant think of it

    • Cyrs

      IKR. As if a LIGHT elemental fairy, would choose to be with anyone other than the scion of light. Sheng Yue knows this…but even if it chooses LHC of it’s own will, haters are still gonna hate.

      There’s a small chance it might not choose him, due to his fusion with Haoyue. As unlikely as that is, if LHC doesn’t get it, Han Yu will get it…the other teams are about to be real salty.

      • Lunarbdog

        I think it would be terrible if the other teams turn on him just because of this. I mean he went through so much trouble to NOT cause any tension but if he gets the Fairy all that work will be tossed down the drain.

        • Majk

          I dont think that they wil after all the fairy will choose him on its own accord and while they will be shocked I don’t think that anyone will be complaining about it after the initial shock factor will be gone. At most they will course his luck but thats about it.

      • Majk

        Nah it will go to him 100% After all the effects of the fusion seem to be completely gone now.

        Plus I just noticed that this will be the same as him getting the stove for being the winner of the tournament. So now not only did he mess with the whole alliance to get Cai Er but he will get the prize that he forfeited to do it!
        This lucky bastard XD.

  • Robin

    Oh yes, it surely will ^^

  • drealicious

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • yuzu

    heeeeyyyyy i’m back! it took me a while to catch up but now i’m finally here! thanks for the loads of chapters~

    btw sorry totobro! i’ve been away for a VERY long time now. before i
    was busy with exams and such, and recently i’ve been busy learning chinese
    and i’ve kinda rushed it before my next semester starts (cuz i really
    want to read one of these books by my self) SOOO i kinda didn’t had much
    time to follow all the novels i’ve left behind but don’t worry from here on out i’m leeching from you again! 😉

    PS. now i really understand Chinese is reeeally hard to learn kinda language, i totally worship you guys for taking your time to translate this for leechers like us. really THANK YOU!!!! 😉

  • ZaX

    He is just to good natured. Feels pity over greed. Thanks for the chapter

  • SaberWolf

    First of all, thanks for the chapter, Totobro!

    Secondly, this is a shameless request, but can you please list the novels released by Tang Jia San Shao, in their order of publication? I tried googling but couldn’t find it.

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • KenKen

    LOL is he having some kind of evolution because of the merge with Hao Yue….?

  • coolio

    I kind of hope that bald headed freak of a priest doesn’t get such a cute fairy.

    • Plue

      I hope so lol

  • Illuminati

    “This Gu Jin, who turned out to be a warrior, stamped the ground with his right foot, performing a warrior salute towards the ten Demon Hunt Squads.”

    Wasn’t he a Temple Knight?