Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 227


Chapter 227: Bloody Battle! Real Core of the Team (III)

Just at this critical moment, a white glow shot up from below. It wasn’t aimed to intercept that golden lightning attack, but instantly hit the Golden Birdy Demon’s body instead.

A strange scene happened when that incomparable golden lightning lance shifted directions just at the instant it was about to pierce the top of Yue Ye’s head. Instead it swept downwards and was drawn vertically, precisely in Long Haochen’s direction.

This was the riddles solution: at the time Yue Ye was about to die, Long Haochen intervened. He was already putting a great effort into blocking the Scarlet Blooded Berserk Demon in front of him, but he still used the second ability of his Saint Spiritual Stove, Pull, without any hesitation at all.

If anyone else possessed the same abilities as Long Haochen, he wouldn’t possibly have chosen this alternative of attracting all the danger to himself. An evolved Scarlet Blooded Berserk Demon was already an enormous threat to him; how could he resist a Golden Birdy Demon at the peak of the seventh step in addition to that? This move was simply akin to suicide!

But Long Haochen still made this choice. It wasn’t his intent to court death, but he did it after considering their current precarious situation.

They stood no chance against such a powerful army. Even if those two powerhouses of the seventh step hadn’t appeared, and they would only have to confront the Birdy Demons, Berserk Demons, Dual Headed Demonic Eagles, as well as the Demonic Eyed Soldiers that had already broken through the caravan’s defensive line, their group would still most likely be wiped out completely.

Their only chance of survival lied in Yue Ye’s hands. Thus, no matter what, Long Haochen would definitely not permit this Golden Birdy Demon to kill Yue Ye. Only if this forbidden spell was really completed, would they have some hope to maybe turn the tables.

For this reason, regardless of how much pressure Long Haochen would have to face, he seized this chance for his comrades and himself to survive.

*The white radiance that originated from the Spiritual Stove inside of Long Haochen’s chest instantly pulled the Golden Birdy Demon off his course. Behind him, an enormous purple glow appeared, and merged with Long Haochen’s body. It was naturally Haoyue.

In an instant, Long Haochen’s whole body reached the peak of its power and entered a special state. Sweeping his Holy Spirit Shield horizontally, he unexpectedly launched a violent attack against that Scarlet Blooded Berserk Demon, which, at the same time, increased his distance to the Golden Birdy Demon to the utmost.

It could clearly be seen that from Long Haochen’s whole body, purple ripples erupted, and a pair of wings, condensed from spiritual energy, spread at his back.

On the Light Elemental Fairy Yating’s body, a golden flame ignited. Completing her incantation, she directly placed herself over Long Haochen’s shoulder. Her whole body ascended, covered with that flame of light, and rose up to the limit.

That’s right, Long Haochen was doing his utmost to fight for this last chance to save his companions.

In the next instant, right after launching a shield charge, he replaced Holy Spirit Shield with Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light, and immediately afterwards, intensive blue and golden colored light blended together. It instantly formed a sharp edged cone, ready to welcome the Golden Birdy Demon’s all out attack.

-sounds of ripples-

A cracking sound exploded as the attack hit, and Long Haochen was completely shaken up. Immediately, blood spurted from his nose, as he was propelled back, shooting rapidly from the sky.

Just at that time, the bodies of all the members of the 21st General Grade Demon Hunt Squad lit up with dazzling golden light, and comprising Long Haochen, a golden symbol appeared on everyone’s chests.

Cai’er, Han Yu, Sima Xian, Wang Yuanyuan, Chen Ying’er and Lin Xin groaned out in pain at the same time, and their bodies swayed violently.

The direction where Long Haochen was sent flying was exactly the Scarlet Blooded Berserk Demon’s. Turning in midair, he unleashed Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light completely, violently striking the Scarlet Blooded Berserk Demon’s chest.

This blow’s extraordinary power broke out instantly, like a penetrative rain pouring down it brightly struck the Scarlet Blooded Berserk Demon’s body, and blood flowed from dozens of wounds.

This blow had been prepared by Long Haochen for some time, and contained all his strength at once.

The purple figure originated from his fusion with Haoyue, further adding the full strength assistance of the Light Elemental Fairy Yating. As a result, Long Haochen’s cultivation level temporarily shot up to the level of a Radiant Knight at the sixth step. Additionally, right before the completion of his fusion with Haoyue, a glint of red light covered Long Haochen’s body. It was the activation of the ability Sacrifice.

The amplification coming from this ability was extremely formidable, but it also came with an equally high price. Nevertheless, at this time, Long Haochen didn’t have any other choice, and could only stake everything. He was not only confronting the Golden Birdy Demon’s fatal blow, but also the Scarlet Blooded Berserk Demon’s counter. If he didn’t manage to dispose of those powerful enemies of the seventh step, who on their side would be able to block their attacks? Would he let Cai’er assume the duty of holding them back? Definitely not; no matter what, Long Haochen wouldn’t forget the oath he swore to Cai’er that he would protect her for all his life. How could he let his most beloved person face such a crisis?

For this reason, he chose to use Sacrifice, and added to this last attack another ability called ‘Last Gambit’.

The Hibiscus of Light’s first hit was directed to counter the Golden Birdy Demon’s attack, and through the bond of life connecting them through the Soul Linking Chains, his companions shared Long Haochen’s pain.

Having surpassed the 3,000th level of internal spiritual energy, Long Haochen was already at a whole new level compared to their previous battles. At the same time the immense and terrifying power struck him back, Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light’s terrible bursting power erupted a second time.

The power of Last Gambit plus Bright Rain-Thrusting Hibiscus ferociously struck the Scarlet Blooded Berserk Demon’s body once again, but Long Haochen also suffered the Scarlet Blooded Berserk Demon’s blow: a sharp stab hit his right shoulder and pierced it vigorously.

The other members of the 21st Demon Hunt Squad simultaneously moaned in pain once again. But the pain resulting from having his body pierced and bleeding profusely could obviously not be completely shared.

Long Haochen still wasn’t stopped by that. Violently stirring Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light’s power, he stood firm once again, and performed a vertical sweeping motion with both of his hands.

As he forced himself to drain his last reserves of spiritual energy under the influence of Sacrifice, a terrible pure golden flame emerged, and formed two enormous Light Thorns that swept forward horizontally, turning at least thirty Berserk Demons and Birdy Demons to ashes in its way, annihilating them in one blow.

Long Haochen’s body swayed. Nevertheless, the instant after he launched this attack, his gaze returned to the carriage’s roof.

He already did his utmost, and used his entire strength to get rid of the Scarlet Blooded Berserk Demon and repel the Golden Birdy Demon. He had successfully bought some time for his companions and Yue Ye. As for whether Yue Ye would manage to complete her spell in time or not, was already not within his grasp anymore.

A black figure jumped onto the carriage’s roof, forming a dark golden luster that rose to the sky. Unrestrained and intense killing intent poured out of her and caused even the Golden Birdy Demon to feel threatened.

It was Cai’er.

Cai’er understood more clearly than anyone else how high the price that Long Haochen had to pay was, as well as the reason why he still made this choice. After Long Haochen had been repelled by that golden lightning lance, the Saint Spiritual Stove’s effects had been interrupted because the distance between Long haochen and the demon extended fifty meters

Without paying attention to the situation below, the freed Golden Birdy Demon that lost his weapon still shot up without the slightest hesitation, throwing himself at the carriage to attack Yue Ye.

Cai’er chose this critical moment to take action as well.

Despotic Stab!

This was Cai’er’s response to this Golden Birdy Demon. At that split second, Cai’er’s entire body turned into a dusky brilliance and her ice cold killing intent burst out uncontrollably, taking on a material shape. It bombarded the Golden Birdy Demon and caused him to slow down greatly. Next, Cai’er immediately struck him ferociously.

If one’s eyesight was sufficient, he would notice how magnificent her fighting skills as an assassin were.

Being an assassin, Cai’er didn’t have powerful defensive abilities like Long Haochen’s Divine Obstruction. But what she had was an incomparable dexterity, speed, and terrifying attacks.

Jumping up high in the sky, she struck her Despotic Stab against the Golden Birdy Demon’s right claw. Then, Cai’er’s body instantly turned into an afterimage.

She didn’t choose to stubbornly block this Golden Birdy Demon from the front, but instead relied on her speed. The Despotic Stab’s power just disappeared before hitting again, this time from the side. In the next instant, the Golden Birdy Demon only smashed Cai’er’s afterimage, coming from the use of Doppelganger, into shreds.

Appearing at the Golden Birdy Demon’s back, Cai’er’s chest erupted with innumerable white glows, bombarding that Golden Birdy Demon’s back ferociously. Suddenly, her body came to a standstill in midair, and on her back, countless grey radiances emerged, forming a spiral and condensing before taking the shape of a golden dagger in her left hand.

Clearly, this was an ability similar to the knights’ Storing Power. But to be able to use it while stagnating in midair, although she didn’t have any flying ability, her dexterity was already at an abnormal level.

Under ordinary circumstances, even if Cai’er had used Shadow Doppelganger in combination with the Thousand Strikes Spiritual Stove when confronting a powerhouse at the peak of the seventh step like that Golden Birdy Demon, she still wouldn’t pose any threat to the opponent.

But the current situation didn’t permit this Golden Birdy Demon to give any consideration to Cai’er, or to fend off her attacks.

This Golden Birdy Demon’s senses were extremely sharp, and he understood thoroughly that Yue Ye’s spell could be completed at any time now. Even if he had to sustain injuries, he had to stop her from completing it no matter what. For this reason, even though he knew that Cai’er already reached his back, he didn’t pay attention to her at all. Relying on his body’s physical power, he chose to bear the Thousand Strikes Spiritual Stove’s firepower.

It was an undeniable fact that the Golden Birdy Demon’s physical strength was just too domineering. Even an ordinary magical beast of the eighth step wouldn’t be able to compare with it. Even the incredible offensive power of the Thousand Strikes Spiritual Stove could only cause a few bleeding scratches, but didn’t inflict any really threatening wounds.

Cai’er had leapt over seven meters high into the air, and now that she had exchanged places with that Golden Birdy Demon, his distance to Yue Ye only amounted to about five meters. In a blink of an eye, he would reach her.

The Golden Birdy Demon’s sharp claw was already stretched forward, and his attack was about to hit Yue Ye’s body.

Just at this time, the white glow that stopped him previously appeared once again.

It was the Saint Spiritual Stove!

Was it the so called mutual understanding? The real level of mutual understanding would only show its true colors in a situation of life or death. But wasn’t this exactly the case in the current situation?


  • Markszo

    Thanks

  • Prabakar Thiruchitrambalam

    First! Thanks for the chapter

  • Weismann

    The feels in this, My brain is still digesting how badass LHC is.

  • KenKen

    Thnx for chapter xD

  • Varler

    Yay! It finally loaded! That server problem is a big pain… I get an email that a chapter is out, then it just teases me because I can’t read it until a bit later. Lol

    • Dawnyaaa

      Yeah..took me 20 min..to finally get there..

      • Apologies, as I explained it in a previous post, these server troubles are temporary, making it hard to access the site within the 1-2-3h right after the release, the best solution is to try a few hour later in that case.

        • Dawnyaaa

          Well, no need to apologize about it. It’s not like it’s your fault. I did wait 2h before trying to come..I just hope everything will get solved eventually.

  • Care

    thank you ever so much!! Thoroughly enjoying this story.

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • leetdood

    Thank you 🙂 this chapter was intense. I’m really liking this battle.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Dain

    Damn~ Great chapter ;3

  • Zeth

    Good!
    Thank you very much Totobro for all your hard work!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Okay so I missed last prediction time for round 2. I’m guessing that Yue Ye pulls off the forbidden spell (be pretty lame if she didn’t admittedly lol). Then they retreat back to the city and spend a few days recovering for all of them. Since from what I remember last time when LHC used Sacrifice or he fused he was knocked out for at least a day and this time he used both O.o.

    Gotta say I love how they keep upping the stakes and the fights. Last time you killed a mid range 7th step guy? Okay now there are two!

    • Robin

      Two and an army. ^^
      But at this point they only killed one and are still encircled. I love how every chap raises the bar a little as well. From a little dangerous undercover action to a precarious situation up to a fight against an army that already caused the annihilation of almost all the mercenaries. Damn well dramatic setup.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I love the ramping too. The situation has gone from bad, to worse, to god has something against us. I do have to point out that as far as we know there should still be one more 7th step guy kicking around. Since they said this is probably a strike by three clan leaders and the last two leaders have both been 7th steppers. Really looking forward to how they try and deal with that and if someone other than LHC and Cai’er finally step up.

        Also just want to say freaking Luc Xi can shut up. He couldn’t even stop his friends from wasting energy. He didn’t even pay enough attention to notice their summoner is killing herself. If you want to brag about having experience use that and actually lead.

        • Robin

          Even worse, as a priest with no fighting strength he has to stand by and watch and STILL didn’t notice his team going overboard. Wait until the forbidden charm activates, then everything will get really interesting. The demons stand no chance against them, even if more powerhorses show up. But I have the feeling that nothing much will be left from the original merchant group. It is quite ironic that LHC and his companions fight side by side with demons against demons. ^_^

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Admittedly I keep wondering how he exhausted himself as a priest. That still feels weird and stupid. Especially since he keeps thinking of himself as suited for leadership. I mean he suggested in the Demon Hunt Squads first joint mission to have the priests leading and he was trying to take leadership from LHC but he doesn’t bother to even look after his own guys.

            Gotta admit I am looking forward to the aftermath. We know that Yue Ye’s reinforcements are on their way and they have the option of retreat. So curious which option they take after the battle. Clean up and go forward with whoever’s left alive or retreat back to the town lick their wounds and root out the traitor. Admittedly though they have killed at least one leader of the province thus far and they might have killed that Golden Birdy with Cai’er’s super duper killing intent dagger. So not sure how much more trouble these demons could throw.

          • Robin

            The priest leading the team is indeed troublesome in this kind of melee type battles. A normal priest can’t attack or defend himself on his own. And even though sometimes it is possible to command from the back, I think in a melee a forward giving the orders is a lot more convenient. There is a reason why most f the DHSs are led by the knight. Luc Xi couldn’t have exhausted himself because there was nothing for him to do so far. Seemingly priests can only heal wounds and not regenerate spiritual energy in large quantities. I guess he was too busy staring at Haochen’s heroism. ^^

            I am very curious as well. The completion of the forbidden spell is the logical next step and from then on it dependson how many demons survive, how frightened they are by the power of the spell, and how fast the backup will be there. When the proportion of humans and demons in the caravan tips it will be even more interesting for our group. Especially after they revealed their identities.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Part of me feels that it shouldn’t be that bad of a thing to have a priest leading. Since they seem like they would be the least preoccupied and can view the whole situation from the back. On the other hand looking at the people individually LHC just pays way more attention to the overall situation than any of the others.

            Gotta admit I am very curious what they have been having Ying’er waiting to do with her little piggy. We know he can transform into a 6th step demon with his current cultivation. So kinda curious what he is going to transform into and what it is going to do.

          • Robin

            Basically a good argument. But how busy a priest is depends greatly on how good the team members are, and how often they get hurt. Within this fight, when the priest is basically jobless, it also depends on the fighting experience the priest possesses. Haochen was rigidly trained and possesses a rich fighting experience so he can judge situations fast and appropriately. After gaining more insight into the fighting style of different occupations and team management he can draw the best from his commulated experience. I think this is part of his advantage, added to his almost perfect supervising ability.

            I am curious as well. Maybe they planned for her to be the trump card. As soon as the chance arises she lets her little piggy transform to shock the enemies and blaze them a way to escape?

  • ZaX

    Teamwork in action. Thanks for the chapter

  • drealicious

    thank you for the chapter~
    I keep imagining this scene in a very flashy way

  • michaely5

    Thanks

  • Yuhao

    LHC is OP. the story is getting boring because of that. there’s no contest at all with other demon hunt squads

  • Asf

    The job as a tanker is never done!! I was one in a certain mmo, so this is something I could relate… so awesome!

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Lol, gotta agree with that one. I was also a tank, in World of Warcraft mainly, because I disliked how other tanks let mobs kill my healers.

  • Asura

    Can someone give me the link to the Raws of the manhua

  • nikolast

    Thanks

  • Avarrencus

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Mr. White

    thx for the chap