Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 217


Chapter 217: Yue Ye Merchant Group (II)

“For instance, a great part of the goods sold in the auction houses of our Temple Alliance, comes from the freelance merchants. And many of the things they bring in stem from the demon side. A lot of our natural resources are sold at their side in the same fashion. Thus, these freelance merchants are bustling in the space between the human’s and the demon’s side, coming in and out, without anyone bothering about their existence. Of course, it is not that simple to become a Freelance Merchant. And this profession is not only limited to humans, it is even occupied by some demons of high rank.”

Hearing this explanation, Long Haochen immediately understood what he meant, “So brother Dian Yan, what you mean is that we should think of a way to get in touch with these freelance merchants, trying to sneak into their group to penetrate in the demon territory.”

Dian Yan nodded and replied, “The freelance merchants will never come to the forts close to the frontier, because it isn’t a safe place for them. I grew up in Starseeker City. Therefore, I can ascertain that there are freelance merchants there. Since we want to penetrate deeply in the central area of the demon territory, we will have to pass through their provinces. Slaughtering our way to pass through isn’t realistic. We can be sure that near the central region, the probing will be tighter. They won’t miss our group of a dozen so easily.”

Long Haochen slightly leaned forward, “Many thanks for your warning, brother Dian. Just like you said, we should have some rest at Starseeker City, to replenish our food and water supply, and to get in contact with the freelance merchants.”

Standing at Dian Yan’s side, Luc Xi revealed a smile and secretly did a thumbs up.

After a journey of eight days, these two Demon Hunt Squads could be considered familiar with each other, but despite the time they spent together, the two teams were still somewhat reserved towards each other, there were still differences of opinion. Dian Yan’s previous suggestion was undoubtedly meant to show them that they weren’t useless to the 21st Demon Hunt Squad. While giving the 4th Demon Hunt Squad some face, it was an important help for this operation.

Pulling Cai’er’s hand, Long Haochen jumped down from Haoyue’s back, “Since we are going to look for the freelance merchants’ help, we should carefully conceal our identities. Shift gears everyone, and change into some plain and simple clothes. Then we’ll enter the city.”

Li Xin inquired, “Then, what will you do about our mounts?” 11 fine horses were quite valuable, so as a knight, she naturally felt sorry for this loss.

Dian Yan replied with a smile, “Let me handle it. Enter the city first, I will be looking for you later. There’s a pretty good inn located in the south of the city. There we will meet. ”

The 13 youths changed clothes. After the mounts were left to Dian Yan, the others entered the city discretely.

Long Haochen’s carefulness was justified: since there were freelance merchants in the city, it was pretty obvious that some of them would belong to the demon side. The more careful they were, the safer their trip would become.

Dian Yan handled everything even better than Long Haochen imagined. After less than one hour passed since they entered the medium-sized hotel, Dian Yan was back, accompanied by someone else.

It was a tall and imposing elder.

As the others had already returned to their own rooms to get some rest, Dian Yan directly led this old man to Long Haochen’s and Cai’er’s room.

Although Long Haochen and Cai’er were still not too intimate with each other, the two of them didn’t fear arousing suspicion, and directly shared a room. Long Haochen would never forget the little home they built in their living quarters in the Exorcist Mountain Pass, but of course, even though they lived in the same room, they were cultivating on their own during the majority of the nighttime.

“Younger brother Long, this person is my brother-in-law Dian Xuan, manager of the Yue Ye Merchant Group’s guard. Hearing that we were interested in a well paid work, he came in person to meet us.”

As he spoke, Dian Yan gave Long Haochen a meaningful glance.

Long Haochen bowed very politely to this elderly man and said, “Hello.”

Seeing that Long Haochen and Cai’er were already so good-looking despite their young age, Dian Xian couldn’t help but feel startled, nodding to them and asking, “I heard that you were a group of a little more than a dozen people?”

“That’s right. Counting in Dian Yan, we are a total of thirteen people: eight men and five women. Please take care of us.” Long Haochen was handsome in appearance, and still quite young. At this moment he showed a respectful appearance, faint traces of simple and honest shyness could be found. Let alone Dian Xuan, even Dian Yan looked puzzled, almost thinking out loud, Is this guy really the captain of a Demon Hunt Squad?

Dian Xuan declared in a deep tone, “Our merchant group needs some manpower to take care of odd jobs. You will be in charge of looking after the trucks, getting two silver coins per day. If there is no mishap, every one of you will get another gold coin after returning. How about it?”

Long Haochen had an extremely happy expression, “That would be very good. Thank you mister manager.” Having said this, he bowed once again to Dian Xuan.

A faint radiance flashed through Dian Xuan’s eye, as he gave an indifferent reply, “Okay, let’s do it like this then. Our merchant group will set off three days from now. Dian Yan knows about the meeting place, and will lead you there when the time comes. Dian Yan, come with, you can take your companions’ new clothes to them.”

“Yes.” Dian Yan gave a simple reply and after giving Long Haochen a straight look, he turned around, following Dian Xuan out.

Leading Cai’er along, Long Haochen followed them to see them off at the exit, before returning to their room.

“Haochen, wasn’t that too sloppy?” Closing the door, Cai’er asked Long Haochen in a low voice. Her personality was a lot gentler than before, on the premise that she wasn’t on duty.

Seeing Cai’er’s twinkling eyes, Long Haochen held her in his embrace, her body’s soft fragrance giving him a feeling of loving her too much to let her go.

“This Manager Dian is probably aware of the fact that we are a group of special people. We were just putting on a play with each other just now.” Long Haochen replied with a smile.

Cai’er started, lifting up her head previously leant against his chest, “Does he know about our identity? And we just met him for the first time today, should we really trust him?”

Long Haochen revealed a faint smile, replying “It is exactly for this reason that he is worth trusting. You should know that each of the official Demon Hunt Squads’ members are tightly investigated. That’s to say that there’s no doubt on Dian Yan’s identity. I may feel skeptical towards this Manager Dian, but I cannot doubt Dian Yan. Although Dian Yan didn’t say it out clearly, he let us know that this is not the first time at all for Demon Hunt Squads to enter the demon territory through freelance merchants. In the same way, even the demon side will dispatch spies to the Temple Alliance, concealing their identity. What we don’t know is just how they are concealed. I believe that Dian Yan wouldn’t make our identity clear to Manager Dian, and the latter shouldn’t have asked him about it. These are important unwritten rules. As for what we will do after getting to the demons’ side, this is unrelated to them.”

Cai’er felt a bit puzzled, “I still don’t really understand. Could it be that this Yue Ye Merchant Group doesn’t fear we may give them some inconveniences?”

Long Haochen shook his head, “What kind of inconvenience? Since they can employ a group of a dozen like us to do odd jobs, this merchant group’s scale is surely not small.

Since the freelance merchants were able to keep existing, they should naturally have their own means. Let’s just wait, I reckon that Dian Yan will explain us everything after coming back.”

Cai’er looked at his pure smile, thinking to herself, For him to actually be so smart although he’s still only a little more than fifteen years old… could this be coming from the influence of his physique as the Scion of Light?

From the time she met Long Haochen up until now, half a year had not passed yet, but Cai’er could clearly feel Long Haochen’s astonishing speed of change. It wasn’t only about his strength, but his attitude and personality traits were also changing. In particular, after this period of tests, he gained another special quality. It was a unique charm that didn’t only attract the surrounding people, but also made them feel his calm and wiseness. It was just as if he was born to be a leader. At least within the 21st Demon Hunt Squad, no one paid any attention to his age.

Just as Long Haochen said, a short time later, Dian Yan returned and sounded his room’s bell. Long Haochen immediately let him enter.

“Captain Long, everything that happened just now was a bit sudden. Let me give you a detailed introduction about the Yue Ye Merchant Group’s situation. The Yue Ye Merchant Group, one of the biggest groups of freelance merchants, is not only limited to humans: high level demons also participate in it. When hiring staff, their requirements aren’t high at all, and they will not carefully examine their workers’ identity. This is one of the freelance merchants’ unwritten rules. But their precondition is that outside from their core members, their recruits mustn’t exceed the sixth step of cultivation. This is the main reason why they can go back and forth from the humans’ to the demons’ worlds. Every time they will cross the border, the two sides will check this carefully. If a powerhouse of the sixth step or above is discovered attempting to slip through among them, the whole group will immediately be arrested. But both of our teams don’t have any powerhouse of the sixth step, which is why I suggested to enter the demon territory through the freelance merchants.”

Long Haochen scratched his chin, asking, “Brother Dian, why didn’t you tell us about that in detail back then, outside of the city?”

Dian Yan was slightly startled, but quickly recovered his senses, “At that time I forgot about it. After all, the matter had yet to be carried on. But now that we have the help of a reliable merchant group, it is only natural that I told you about the situation, Captain Long.”

Long Haochen replied, “Thanks a lot, brother Dian. Let’s make our preparations then, before we leave together when the time comes.” Dian Yan didn’t stay any longer, turning around after giving Long Haochen a last deep glance. But he didn’t know that after he turned around, Long Haochen was gazing at him with a reserved look.

Having left Long Haochen’s room, Dian Yan didn’t return to his room to rest, but entered Luc Xi’s room.

Luc Xi was seated there, drinking some water, but as he saw him come in, he pointed him to sit on the sofa, “Have a seat and tell me about it. How did it go?” Dian Yan replied, “Everything is settled. My brother-in-law’s merchant group happened to head to the central province of the demon territory. Following them should spare us a lot of trouble. The merchant group will have to stay at the central province for a month, to sell and buy goods. When the time comes, we will also be able to follow the merchant group in returning, reducing the risks of this mission to the utmost.”

“What was Long Haochen’s reaction?” Luc Xi’s eyes glinted, and in response, Dian Yan’s eyes displayed some disdain, “He’s nothing more than an unwary little kid. How old is he? What if his individual strength is great? Carrying out missions does not only depend on one’s strength. But he can be considered to go along with our plan.”

With a meaningful glance Luc Xi declared to him, “It is not bad to gradually affect Long Haochen’s authority within the team, but we cannot go against each other. We are after all in a relationship of cooperation. Our final objective is to fight to make our team get the best benefit possible. Be more careful about that.”


  • me@me.com

    First!

    • I@I.com

      Someone named me really would reply with First! as a comment

  • Aaron Christman

    Actually 216 is out not 217.

    • Yup, it was 216. I wouldn’t have translated 217 after skipping 216, please don’t mind and read this one: http://totobro.com/shen-yin-wang-zuo-chapter-216?/

      • Aaron Christman

        Yeah, I just changed the url and read it. Although it is posted on NovelUpdates so you may get some more traffic to this one first.

  • jbjhova

    Thank you for the update. I really hope that they can survive this dangerous mission without losing anyone from either team.

    • Luke Confidential

      Unfortunately my suspicion is that Big Sis is going down for Plot.

      Which also means the 4th demon hunt squad would be dismantled, which would mean that the Bright Rays of Sunlight would get all Contribution Points [and much wailing and gnashing of teeth from Long Hao Chen.]

      • Andy W

        I sort of doubt it. Li Xin is probably not the one who is going to suffer the most on this mission, she has the Rose Unicorn after all. If the 2 teams are going to meet up with an army of demons, then both teams will have to work as one to survive. In this case, I think that LHC and Cai’er will have to step up, being the Captain of the stronger team and his support, respectively. As a result, I think Cai’er might end up losing a few of her senses if a really powerful demon shows up.

        • Robin

          I am sure that she won’t die. This would only obstruct Haochen’s cultivation which is not in the sense of supporting the narration. 😉

          • The Dragon King

            Actually that would probably improve his cultivation. U see it in series all the time. The mc losing someone close to him is a turning point used a lot to develop and train him or her. Usually the mc sees this as a realization that he needs to gets serious or even more serious in training and also sometimes cuases their personality to mature. in this case if Li Xin were to die LCH would do some serious and dangerous training in solitude with just Hao Yue for at least a year and since he is already mature his personality shouldnt train much. Also Cai er may do the same thinking she wasnt strong enough to protect what LCH holds dear. the others may training seperatly as well just not alone or as seriously and since Lin Xin cant attacked hed just cultivate and pratice making elxirs and stuff. Honestly i would find this a pretty awesome turn of events but i dont want li xin to die and plus the team would be seriously be behind so they would either have to get so strong that they could catch back up (a years worth of contribution points) in a single mission or before they train be so far ahead they dont have to.

  • Claire

    Things are getting really interesting! Thank you for translating.

    • Taku Fuji

      Interest isn’t the word I’d use dangerous more like. I can’t believe that othe captain he’ll either get the whole team killed or himself killed.

  • Released. Enjoy!

  • Majk

    Why do I feel like their plan will not work?

    Also what asshats

    • Iric Alexis

      is it because LHC fusion to the 2nd stove and got 6 rank already?

  • Rafał K

    THX for the chapter

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Marko Bandur

    Wtf, im sure Dian Yan will step back and be sorry to LHC, but i think Luc Xi just hate our main character, and i hope he will pay for this, he is plotting a coup d’etat…

    Thanks for the chapter toto ^^

    • DoomsEye

      He doesn’t hate Long Haochen. He’s just prioritizing his own squad over others. It’s like… internal company competition. You don’t hate each other, but you use others as stepping stones. It may be unpleasant, but its just going to be a test of our MCs leadership qualities.

      • Argos

        Sounds good. I can see people of different sections helping one another a bit, but most would generally look out for their own section. At the same time, endangering the company as a whole is a nono.

      • Marko Bandur

        Luc Xi words ” our final objective is to fight to make our team get the best benefit possible”
        But its not meaning fight better that them the demons, its about fighting LHC group, im not saying he means a real fight, but he wants to lead the group in the end, and to do so, he want to destroy LHC authority even in his group
        And with hate, i wanna correct my word, he maybe not hate LHC, but i think its goal and intent arent only based on getting more benefit for his own team, Luc Xi in my opinion its acting precisely against LHC, thats because he is envious of the kid LHC is, the task he already accomplished, and all the big shots of the alliance are on is side, in my opinion, Luc Xi its really envious, and mad about having lost the competition and the fairy against him, and all this feeling lead him to hatred

        • ShelfCloud

          I agree that Luc Xi is very envious and I also got the impression that he took loosing the fairy to LHC very badly. He absolutely couldn’t understand how that was possible. And additionally there was that time at the joint mission when LHC reject Luc Xi’s plan. All added up he seems to be ready to do everything necessary to surpass LHC.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I wonder how Salty Luc Xi would be if he found out that LHC won the fairy without even releasing his Light Element Essence added to the fact that LHC has a way better understanding of the Light Element too, mwahhahahaha.

          • ShelfCloud

            Oh i really would like to see that. HIs reaction could be quite funny. Perhaps it would already be enough if Yating comes out and Luc Xi realizes that she evolved twice. If this happens I hope there will be a detailed description of his expression.

      • RIP

        Too bad he is prioritizing points over relationship and there’s not really all that much squads to begin with, so they’re going to be stuck somewhere along the way. If 4th soldier squad makes it back. To me Luc Xi would sacrifice LHC’s squad just to earn all the rewards.

  • Varler

    Sorry to hear that you have haters bothering you. I really don’t get how people can feel entitled enough to criticize others for the good work they’re doing, when the ones being mad about it are getting to benefit from others hard work for free.
    Just know that more than 99% of us are grateful for your work, even if not everyone comments about it.

    • JJay

      Isn’t it more like 99.9% of us are grateful! (^.^)
      Thanks for the chapter Toto! Can’t wait to find out what happens next!

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I for one am proud to be a part of the 99.9% fuck the 0.1% they can learn to do valid criticism or shut up imo.

    • Vivec

      There are some people who will never be happy. Some people are just so horrifically entitled that no matter how much it will never be enough. That there were people who would ask more chapters out of Ren when he was in the complete absurdity phase where he’d get out like 3 chapters a day alongside working for his livelihood shows that well enough, because even if you’re at your absolute limits there’s people who are going to call you shit for not becoming a cyborg.

    • MythosDragon

      I agree for the most part, but theres still a general rule of Quality. Which as far as I’m qualified to judge, Toto has never let me down.

      • Varler

        That is true, but even if the quality isn’t good, constructive criticism is still different than complaining, flaming, or hating. That stuff just makes it worse instead of doing anything to remedy the poor quality.
        But yea, Toto has never had any major problems with his grammar or translation quality that I can remember.

  • Sarlisark

    thanks for translation, but I realised it is 21st not 21th Demon hunt squad “. At least within the 21th Demon Hunt Squad, no one paid any attention to his age.”

    • Thanks a lot, fixed.

      • Matthew Mather

        Yo bro, i typically read all the comments (on the chapters themselves at least) whats this hubbub about haters? people sending you hate mail directly? and if so wtf about, at best you have minor spelling and or grammatical errors here and there but not to the point where i’ve ever once felt compelled to point it out (mostly cause i was also smart enough to understand what the proper word/form of said word belonged in the sentence and therefore was able to make sense of it)

        Either way keep on keeping on and screw the others, they just jelly cause you can translate and they cant.

  • rkroe

    Lol. Better watch your backs Dian Yan and Luc Xi.

  • rkroe

    As a suggestion, wouldn’t it save you some time if you type something like 21st General DHS. 4th Soldier DHS

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • RIP

    Luc Xi/Dian is in it for the benefits. Will like to see how he made plans to prosper in the long run if he/they even makes it back. Literally messing with the wrong people. RIP 4th squad. Hope Li Xin would be the sole survivor.

    • RIP

      After all their number 4 which sounds like die.

      • MythosDragon

        Thats in Japanese. It might not apply to Chinese. Toto, can you verify?

        • Dragonblade00

          It does apply to Chinese culture. Just look at most of there living quarters that need elevators. They will alway skip the number 4.

          • Robin

            Just like the 13 in european countries. Or is this only valid for Germany?

          • Dragonblade00

            Same concept.

          • Robin

            Yes, that much I know. In our street the number 13 is missing. It instantly skips from 11 to 15.

        • it applies to chinese, since shi is a kanji coming from the chinese si(death).
          But this is far from being a good reason enough to believe they are going to die…. Who’s the crazy person that launched such an idea?

    • Marko Bandur

      Theyre messing with the wrong ppl, and also in the worst missions possible
      Even if they succeed in they’re plot, when they go back to the alliance, the whole alliance will slaughter them to have only endangered the future’s hope of the alliance for mere contribution points
      I wont even think about the consequence of letting them behind

      • Jonathan Hurd

        To be fair from the talk they had when LHC was asking for points they seem to be aware of the importance of at least three of LHC’s teams members. So hopefully they don’t do anything too stupid…. Hopefully….

        • Robin

          I wouldn’t bet on it…

        • Marko Bandur

          Luc Xi know that at least 3of them are related to big shots of the alliance, but this mean nothing about alliance ranking system, if he know that theres two monsters with a potential above 90base IE, he wouldve choose to help them and make a name out of the created connection, but just now, in my opinion its so damn much envious of LHC that he want to surpass him, no matter what

          I would bet that LiXin dsnt know about this hidden plan of his captain…

          • Jonathan Hurd

            That makes sense. If he did realize LHC and Cai’er’s potential I think it would be way smarter to get into their best graces as soon as possible cause they are going to be power players. I really just hope at the end of this that LHC manages to show them how capable he is and gets them to trust him.

            Also gotta say knowing Li Xin’s personality no way in hell she would be okay with trying to fuck stuff up for her little brother.

          • Robin

            Could easily turn out that the others follow Haochen in the end because he convinces them of his capabilities and the hateful and overbearing captain stands alone, or maybe together with his similarly dumb companions in crime.

        • gg

          He probably does know a couple yet focuses on points or other activites. There’s no future for his squad if he doesn’t on relationships. Like seriously sabotaging a fellow comrade which I don’t see it happening. More likely it’ll be the other way around where Luc xi is the odd man out. Regardless Luc Xi ain’t as bright as he think he is.

          • gg

            If he doesn’t focus on..*

  • ThatOneGuy

    I think that their plan will fail and cause friction in the teams. Thanks for the chapter!

    • BAA

      It’s to bad that LHC already knows that they are plotting something otherwise what need was there to play dumb and act as if he were a kid. They definitely don’t understand his disposition at all.

      • Robin

        I think that was not only meant fo the 4th squad but at the same time to puzzle the merchants and make them less wary. The squad should at least know better than that, but if you meet such a group of children for the first time, and see Haochens behavior, you are bound to doubt their ability to do carnage.

  • RyokoZero

    As Kat Williams says…. you can measure your success by the amount of haters you have.

  • ShelfCloud

    Thank you very much for the chapter and for your hard work! You really shouldn’t mind those haters. Nearly everyone here is very grateful and appreciates what you do.

    From the beginning I didn’t really like this Luc Xi guy. He came across as kind of arrogant and seemed to be very envious of LHC when he got the fairy. Though after their teams joined up I really thought that my first impression was wrong. He appeared to be very different then. But reading this chapter I like him even less along with Dian Yan. Still I can only say: trying to outsmart LHC = bad idea, really bad idea….

    • Robin

      And angering Cai’er is an even worse idea. ^^

      • ShelfCloud

        Oh yeah, totally forgot that one

        • Robin

          Better not to forget a deathly assassin in love when you plan to bring her lover into discredit.

          • ShelfCloud

            That could really end badly for whoever tries this. Has it not been said that the killing intent from the Spiritual Stove of Samsare is especially potent? Being the target of this can’t be nice…

          • Matthew Mather

            Yeah especially since Cai’er is a total yandere type… (put into anime terms)

      • Marko Bandur

        Just remember whats happened to yang wengzao for a FAIR battle xD

        • Robin

          Yes, Haochen is too kind and would probably stop the others from doing anything too severe. Even Han Yu who would definitely fight for his master. But Cai’er is a different matter. She wouldn’t ask before acting. ^^

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I second that down with haters up with Totobro!

      I gotta agree with you I think Luc Xi is still holding a grudge about losing the Light Elemental Fairy. Kind of hoping that LHC manages to pull the other team around and dispel the bad blood Luc Xi and Dian Yan are creating. I guess we will find out in some of the later chapters just how many petty members of the 4th Soldier Grade Demon Hunt Squad there are. We know at least Luc Xi the priest and their Warrior are jerks. I’m pretty sure Lin Xin wouldn’t be against her own brother. So now to find out where the Mage, Summoner, and Assassin stand.

      • Robin

        The assassin won’t dare to go against Cai’er. Not while knowing her identity and who exactly backs her up. >^.^<

        • Padlin

          Thanks Totobro. Down with the haters
          Summoner will probably back up Chen ying’er as her grandmother is a vice hall leader

          • Robin

            I am not sure if this fact is widely known. The mages don’t seem to know that Lin Xin is the grandchild of the hall master either. But the assassin won’t do anything against her. Their behavior during the competition is proof enough for that. They all admire and fear her at the same time. ^^

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Oh yeah I forgot about “Big Sister number 1’s man” Hahaha. Forget who backs her I don’t think he stands a chance against her.

      • JJay

        Just a typo in your comment:
        Lin Xin is “big bro has drugs”
        Li Xin is “big sister”

      • Matthew Mather

        It’s cool, LHC i think is already onto their game hence why Cai’er was reprimanding him for “being too sloppy” LHC already has the other team underestimating him and thats just how he wants it.

  • Richard Currie

    Thanks so much for the translation! You rock! Fuck the haters.

  • hmm what i expect from this king grade mission is:

    1. LHC Kill 1 of 72 demon pillar
    2. Haoyue Evo again
    3. LHC cough attention of Demon God not only his mount austin(haoyue) whatever
    4. become more famous in tmple alliance and demon race
    5. become rich
    6. become Radiant knight

    7. Innate Spiritual Energy from 99 become 100 or more
    8. finish the mission safely and not helped by another general team

    (this is my hope for the development if the trainer from the author still active lol kidding) >3<

    • Takatathien

      I think LHC already caught the attention of the Demon God. Remember when he said that he found a suitable successor? Yeah, beside LHC, I don’t think anyone would fit the bill because if you read other works of this author, you would realize that every of his MC have dual power (Tang Sang duo spirits, Skyfire Avenue’s MC Lightning and Thunder duo power, Mad God MC’s Demon/Dark Angel and Beast duo power, Heavenly Jewel’s MC Heavenly Jewel physical and magical duo power.)

      So yeah, I am pretty sure that LHC will beside the Scion of Light power would later acquire a Lord of Darkness power when he somehow inherit it from the Demon God.

      • Alex Drake

        I think it was the fusion he did with Hao Yue that made him appear on the Demon God’s radar

  • k1nk4

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Anyone else getting the feeling the part about “But their precondition is that outside from their core members, their recruits mustn’t exceed the sixth step of cultivation.” is going to come up on the return trip. I’m just guessing but my bet is by the end of this mission LHC gets Sixth Step and needs to find a new way back.

    • Renegade

      That would be insane! I hope it happens!

      • Luke Confidential

        Cai-Er still cultivates a smidge faster than LHC, so it may well be both of them.

        Or Hao Yue evolves into a Beast of the 7th step [equivalent to a human/demon of the 6th step.]

  • Zeth

    Thank you Totobro and jose.

  • drealicious

    thank you for the chapter!

  • Ⓜⓞ ⓜⓞ

    ” Cai’er started, lifting up her head previously leant against his chest, ”

    started —-> startled ?

    Thanks for the chapter ~

    • Luke Confidential

      From The Free Dictionary in regards to ‘Started’

      4. A startled reaction or movement.

      In order to use the word startled Toto would have to restructure the sentence, started works, its just a bit obscure.

      EDIT: For example- ‘Startled, Cai-er lifted her head up from leaning on his chest’

      • Ⓜⓞ ⓜⓞ

        Ahh I see, thanks a lot for the clarification, I’m pretty bad at English myself haha. I did not know started would have that meaning 😮 Google’s top 2 definition has failed me, should’ve delved deeper 😡

      • Robin

        The word started seems a bit strange since it is not as commonly used as startled and most often associated with to begin. But as Luke already said it has a slightly different meaning:
        to start: move suddenly. to move suddenly and quickly because you are surprised or afraid. SYN: to jump. e.g. the sudden noise made her start. (Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary)
        It is often found in english novels. ^^

  • Renegade

    Totobro I love the work you do here! Keep it up!

  • Rusou

    Friendly neighborhood guard dog here to gnaw on some haters if need be keep up the good work totobro

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • ZaX

    At least they can afford these petty squables at the moment. Thanks for the chapter

  • Anto Wibowo

    Jealousy is so unsightly.
    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Bendico

    Thanks to the whole team ,and don’t forget haters gonna hate they just can’t control themselves ,i myself know quite a bit about english and eventhough there are a few mistakes here and there considering the speed at wich you release the chapters the overall quality is quite good .I am just happy that there are people willing to translate these stories or else i would never have been able to read them.

  • Mugiwara

    Flag kitaaaaaaaa!

  • Alex Drake

    Luc Xi is going to rue the day he messed with LHC before this quest is over

  • Lucie

    Thank you for your great work with translating this novel. It’s nice story and your translation is very good and easy to read. Don’t let those haters discourage you. Sadly there always will be some around, hiding behind anonymity. 🙁

  • demonrcool

    For the people who have harsh words for the translator piss off. I was reading the teaser when I saw the message that totobro put so yea

  • Miku Yuu

    Thanks for all your efforts, and hang on, I don’t enjoy it when a tranlator whose work I like stops the translation, it’s really sad.
    With that said do not care about those badmouthers, there are a lot like me who support you instead

  • Amaru

    Luc Xi, that guy really is arrogant and annoying. I hope LHC will get him a good stab before it’s all over. Looking down on LHC is not a good sign.

    Anyway, great job as always. Can’t wait for the next chapter!
    Thank you for you work!

  • KenKen

    Oh wow they are totally jealous of Hao Chen