Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 023

Chapter 23: Sacred Awakening, Scion of Light (III) [Part 2 here]

Due to the fact that in the Knight Temple, there were less than 10 people who truly knew the profound mysteries of the Scion of Light, Long Xing Yu wasn’t worried at all about his son’s inborn gifts being exposed.

“Hao Chen, your [Sacred Awakening] has just been completed. Did you realize that after taking into account your internal spiritual energy, you are already a Genuine Knight?”

“Oh? So easily?” Long Hao Chen was surprised, but he could feel in his body a kind of warm air current that reacted to his thoughts and movements.

“Easily?” Long Xing Yu’s face revealed a forced smile, thinking that this little fellow didn’t know hunger or famine. After a knight’s awakening, it was already praiseworthy if one gained from it, 20 spiritual energy levels.

“Your innate gifts are not bad, but this is merely what the [Sacred Awakening] brought you. Regarding your practice in the future, you will not only have to make efforts as great as before, but possibly even greater. Understood? Let’s head back and talk over this matter.”

“Father, I will make great efforts for sure.”

Upon seeing Long Xing Yu holding Long Hao Chen’s hands as they came back to the log cabin; Bai Yue’s face revealed a smile and she silently looked at this scene, standing close. She didn’t know much about swordplay, but she understood her husband well. She could also see clearly from Long Xing Yu face that he was somewhat shocked. By the fact that her formidable husband was unexpectedly shocked by her son’s innate gifts, it seemed that Chen Chen’s choice to walk on the road of chivalry was the correct one. However, if one day, they, father and son, really had to face that person… …

Heading back to the log cabin, Long Hao Chen donned the clothes he had brought before continuing to listen to Long Xing Yu’s instructions.

Long Xing Yu said with a heavy voice: “Now you ought to tell me what your choice is, do you want to become a Retribution Knight or a Guardian Knight?”

Long Hao Chen answered without delay, in a firm voice: “Father, I want to become a Guardian Knight.”

“A Guardian Knight?” Long Xing Yu was stupefied, “So you are unexpectedly willing to give up on the formidable attack power and combat effectiveness of the Retribution Knights?” 1

Long Hao Chen rigidly answered: “Father, you told me that to be a match against the demon race, we needed the power of the humanity as a whole, that the power of a single person is, in the end, insignificant. I want to turn into a Guardian Knight to protect the people I want to protect even better and, at the same time, to assist the people fighting beside me in the battlefield even more.”

Long Xing Yu was clearly somewhat disappointed and he sighed: “But to finally battle the 72 Demon Gods, what we will need will be the greatest force humanity can bring.”

Long Hao Chen immediately asked: “Then is it impossible for Guardian Knights to battle the demon gods?”

As he listened to this question, Long Xing Yu’s eyes revealed a glow, “That’s it! With your innate internal spiritual energy of 97, your [Sacred Awakening] as the Scion of Light, and your incredible mental capacity as a support, why can’t you learn some more things? Retribution and guardian are just classifications, maybe you will be able to create a miracle. Perhaps the correct choice for you is to train in both specializations at the same time, in order to bring out the most of your innate potential as the Scion of Light.”

Long Hao Chen seemed to have understood something and asked with a shocked voice: “Father, are you saying that I should study at the same time, the skills and abilities of a Retribution Knight?”

“That’s right. From now on, I will train you as a retribution knight, and in two years, you will leave for Hao Yue Hall, where you will train as a guardian knight. This may reduce the cultivation speed of your spiritual energy, but as long as you are able to advance as both a Retribution and a Guardian Knight, in the future, you will become a formidable knight without precedence in history.

Time passed day by day, the training as a knight at Odin Mountain’s peak continued, and in a blink of an eye, a year and a half passed.

Dang — — a neat chime resounded and the youth’s body suddenly shone a golden color before condensing just like the brilliance of the rising sun, as a shining blade broke through space.

A bamboo sword was lightly waved, its edge shone of a golden color as the space before this bamboo sword with a little handle was shattered.

Part 2:

“Not bad, your [Shining Solar Cut] is already at its peak mastery level; it only lacks in duration and degree of heating, and spiritual energy level for the moment.”

Long Xing Yu was impressively using a bamboo sword to parry this dazzling cut, and the youth putting this shining blade to good use was Long Hao Chen.

After a year and a half, Long Hao Chen was 12 years old, and compared to his original life in Odin Town, he underwent changes that could torn heaven and earth upside down2.

The only 12-year-old Long Hao Chen had already grown close to 1.60 meters. He didn’t look muscular at all, his slender figure’s proportions looked flawless. His black hair fluttered on the back of his head and his sparkling gold colored eyes were dazzling. His originally beautiful little face had become quite heroic, but his appearance looked as flawless as before. Looking at his physical dispositions, if he were to say that he was 14 or 15 years old, there would definitely be people who would believe that.

At this moment, Long Hao Chen’s hands both surged up, each of them holding an epee, the standard weapon for a knight; they were 2 meters long (6 Chi), 16.5 centimeters wide (6 Cun) and an impressive thickness of 12.3 centimeters. The weight of this kind of knights’ epee was 25 kilograms (50 Jin) but they looked very light, as if they were nothing in his hands.

During a year and a half, Long Hao Chen had learned a lot from his father. His internal spiritual energy didn’t improve much from its innate 97th level, as it had only grown to the 120th level; but his external spiritual energy grew to the level of a peak third step knight’s, a total level of 200.

Altogether, it amounted to a total level of 320, the level of a fourth ranked knight. He wasn’t far from the 330th spiritual energy level of the fifth rank.

If it wasn’t for the fact that Long Xing Yu tried to build solid foundations in him, his growing speed would have perhaps been even more fearful.

Even if Long Xing Yu was strict, when looking at an 11-and-a-half-years-old youth who reached the fourth rank as a knight, he could only reveal a satisfied smile. In the history of the Knight Temple, this was absolutely unprecedented. He had, himself, only reached this level of practice at the age of 15.

However, with his external spiritual energy reaching the peak level, the speed of growth of Long Hao Chen’s spiritual energy significantly reduced. He could, after all, only rely on the strengthening of his inner spiritual energy to practice it. Only after reaching the next step of the knight vocation would he be able to keep practicing his external spiritual energy.

Listening his father’s praise, Long Hao Chen couldn’t help but reveal a big smile,“Papa, this [Shining Sunlight Cut]’s power is so high, but it consumes 50 units of internal spiritual energy and even consumes some external spiritual energy. My spiritual energy is still too lacking.”

Long Xing Yu revealed a smile: “You are still eleven years old. You should know that the [Shining Sunlight Cut] is a skill that any great knights ought to master. You cannot be impatient, you should try to progress step by step. Okay, get ready, let’s see how long you will be able to last today.”

After having heard his father, Long Hao Chen’s expression immediately became serious. His hands took a tight grip on the swords.

Long Xing Yu moved, his body seeming weightless, and in a flash, the bamboo sword in his hand arrived in front of Long Hao Chen.

After the epee in his left hand was pushed back, Long Hao Chen quickly took a step back, dodging the bamboo sword’s attack at the same time. Though clearly, Long Xing Yu didn’t use any spiritual energy in his bamboo sword.

However, in the next instant, countless bamboo shadows appeared in front of Long Hao Chen’s body, just like drops of water.

Long Xing Yu was already gone and there were only endless 3 bamboo shadows that came from all directions, aiming to stab Long Hao Chen, but Long Hao Chen looked already used to these kind of situations. The pair of epees in his hands danced in the air with a fast speed. Puffs that sounded like banana leaves in the rain rang unceasingly.

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here, is the prepublished part 1, the crazy games we played, and the comments.

  1. here, I played the game of slightly changing the sentence if you’re interested.
  2. metaphor from the author, it means that he underwent formidable changes
  3. Zeke found on Bing Translator ‘hentaï’ as an alternative to ‘endless’ to translate the word ‘无尽’. But nonetheless, if you read this sentence while replacing ‘endless’ (无尽) by ‘hentai’, and ‘stab’ (刺) by a word with a more or less similar meaning, ‘penetrate’, we get some revelations about what they did during these 1.5 years… Um, I’d better shut my mouth. Btw here is the sentence we would have gotten only by changing two words: Long Xing Yu was already gone and there were only hentai bamboo shadows that came from all directions, aiming to penetrate Long Hao Chen, but Long Hao Chen looked already used to these kind of situations.
  • Anthak

    Thank you

    • Wow, you’re one of these legendary comment before release post ppl *impressed*. You’re welcome btw.

  • Anthak

    Thank you

    • Wow, you’re one of these legendary comment before release post ppl *impressed*. You’re welcome btw.

  • TLODAN

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • TLODAN

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • Topla

    Thanks

  • Topla

    Thanks

  • Akiumie

    Thanks! I wonder what level he will be when he actually starts knight training with the others.. Also, why his dad has a limited amount of time he is able to spend with them.. :/ 3 years right? Now left with..?

    • I love the mysterious aspect of TJSS’ novels

    • jacobpaige

      I totally forgot about that

    • Scientia

      And, remember when his mother said “what if they had to face that person”. Doesn’t it imply even his father Xing Yu, as strong as he was and revered as the greatest knight, also has someone he’s afraid of..?

      • Akiumie

        Yea.. Can’t wait for the story to progress in earnest! Hope non of the parents die.. That will be really too sad.. T.T

  • Akiumie

    Thanks! I wonder what level he will be when he actually starts knight training with the others.. Also, why his dad has a limited amount of time he is able to spend with them.. :/ 3 years right? Now left with..?

    • jacobpaige

      I totally forgot about that

    • Scientia

      And, remember when his mother said “what if they had to face that person”. Doesn’t it imply even his father Xing Yu, as strong as he was and revered as the greatest knight, also has someone he’s afraid of..?

  • devilsympathy1 .

    Thank you! It looks like you just posted it! lucky me xD

  • Njonjo

    Uuuuuuh yeeeah! Thank you 😀

    • Njonjo

      These “epees” btw, are more like lances, or very silly swords (as the thickness doesn’t make sense at all if it’s supposed to be a sword. Even a Zweihänder was at most 12mm not 12cm!)
      I don’t think the term actually fits their weapons. (but if the original really used the term… I guess I have to bear with it… silly author)
      Épées are very thin, fine swords that are at max 110cm (1,1m) long and not even a few mm thick (so you can cut with it very easily… the more thick the weapon the blunter it is, more for crushing armored knights than cutting/stabbing). They are using something akin to a ploearm, judging from the measurements.

  • Njonjo

    Uuuuuuh yeeeah! Thank you 😀

    • Njonjo

      These “epees” btw, are more like lances, or very silly swords (as the thickness doesn’t make sense at all if it’s supposed to be a sword. Even a Zweihänder was at most 12mm not 12cm!)
      I don’t think the term actually fits their weapons. (but if the original really used the term… I guess I have to bear with it… silly author)
      Épées are very thin, fine swords that are at max 110cm (1,1m) long and not even a few mm thick (so you can cut with it very easily… the more thick the weapon the blunter it is, more for crushing armored knights than cutting/stabbing). They are using something akin to a ploearm, judging from the measurements.

      • Thanks a lot. I didn’t know that epee would be necesarily so thin.
        I will change the word by ‘Heavy Sword’ then, like Bagelson-shifu recommended me.
        I just thought it would be a knight-like name of weapon but looks like it was the best choice of translation ^^.

        • an epee*

        • Njonjo

          No problem, it was just very confusing to someone that knows fencing and likes to collect swords of every kind… Still, these sword measurements give me heavy ‘Berserk’ vibes. You sure it’s 12.3 centimetres thickness, not millimetres? It’s basically a slab of metal xD (Guts sword times 2 basically)

          • Oh maybe. I confuse sometimes Zhang, Cun, and all this stuff, so I’ll check after my part-time job, when I’ll be home. Change has been ‘declared’ btw, there http://totobro.com/shen-yin-wang-zuo-chapter-24/

          • Scientia

            12.3 cm thick can’t be called a sword, it’s a slab just like in steel factory.. But the weight of ~25 kg made sense if it’s 12 cm thick

          • Oh I see. But it can be called a heavy sword, I guess.

      • http://totobro.com/shen-yin-wang-zuo-chapter-24/ Here, I noted the correction. I’ll apply it to the next chapters, and update it on the previous ones when I’ll have the time, thanks again! :).

  • lordaethis

    This and Douluo Dalu, & Kuang Shen are my favourites thank you for translating this

  • lordaethis

    This and Douluo Dalu, & Kuang Shen are my favourites thank you for translating this

  • kensche heiashi

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

    • You’re welcome dear Ryuketsu 😉

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Darkstorm

    Cheers for the chapter. Should the 12’s be 11’s or is the author vacillating between the two since he’s 11½?

    • About his age? I wonder too :/. But I shouldn’t have gotten wrong when translating the parts about his age, it’d be like misreading one as two or two as one, something really unlikely.

  • Darkstorm

    Cheers for the chapter. Should the 12’s be 11’s or is the author vacillating between the two since he’s 11½?

    • About his age? I wonder too :/. But I shouldn’t have gotten wrong when translating the parts about his age, it’d be like misreading one as two or two as one, something really unlikely.

  • leehar

    Thanks for the hyperlinks(part 2, footnotes etc)

  • leehar

    Thanks for the hyperlinks(part 2, footnotes etc)

  • Sai M

    thanks for the chapter bro, keep up the awesome work.

  • Sai M

    thanks for the chapter bro, keep up the awesome work.

  • BakaOtaku

    thanks for another great release!

  • tracktor

    Thanks‼

  • tracktor

    Thanks‼

  • Jack Nathanial Mikhail

    Thanks for the translation Toto sama! Many thanks yoto Author also

  • Jack Nathanial Mikhail

    Thanks for the translation Toto sama! Many thanks yoto Author also

  • Akki

    Thank you for the chapter~
    It seems that Hao CHen is getting more and more OP with every chapter… I mean both guardian knight and retribution knight at the same time..?
    And now I’m curions about the guardian knight training that will happen in about half a year 🙂

  • Akki

    Thank you for the chapter~
    It seems that Hao CHen is getting more and more OP with every chapter… I mean both guardian knight and retribution knight at the same time..?
    And now I’m curions about the guardian knight training that will happen in about half a year 🙂

  • LordoftheDivineAfro

    5’3 seems rather short. Then again he is asian.

  • LordoftheDivineAfro

    5’3 seems rather short. Then again he is asian.

  • TheFrostDude

    Thanks for chapter 23!

  • TheFrostDude

    Thanks for chapter 23!

  • muel

    However, if one day, they, father and son, really had to face that person… …,,

    aw, this is the part that make someone read raw, T_T

  • muel

    However, if one day, they, father and son, really had to face that person… …,,

    aw, this is the part that make someone read raw, T_T

  • Frun Blumglin

    thanks for the chapter!~ XD more time skips haha

  • Frun Blumglin

    thanks for the chapter!~ XD more time skips haha

  • Varler

    Oh my God. That 3rd comment by totobro. I laughed louder than I should have…

    • Zen

      LOL i must say i did laugh out too

  • Varler

    Oh my God. That 3rd comment by totobro. I laughed louder than I should have…

    • Zen

      LOL i must say i did laugh out too

  • The Man

    “t seemed that Chen Chen’s choice to walk on the road of chivalry was the correct one”

    I think it’s supposed to say Hao Chen?

  • The Man

    “t seemed that Chen Chen’s choice to walk on the road of chivalry was the correct one”

    I think it’s supposed to say Hao Chen?

  • Avarrencus

    what a good mc~
    Thanks for the chapter~

  • Avarrencus

    what a good mc~
    Thanks for the chapter~

  • Karen

    He’s only 12 and he’s 1.60m tall?! I’m 14(almost 15) and that’s my height!

    • Yui-sama

      I was 1.68m at 12…

  • Karen

    He’s only 12 and he’s 1.60m tall?! I’m 14(almost 15) and that’s my height!

    • A friend…

      Well there was that nalan shu guy with a height of 2.64(?) so why not ?

  • AnimeLoverC

    I’m so glad. I was so disappointed when he said he wanted to be a guardian knight

    • Ronald Wood

      same was upset

  • AnimeLoverC

    I’m so glad. I was so disappointed when he said he wanted to be a guardian knight

    • Ronald Wood

      same was upset

  • KenKen

    Here u say Hao Chen…..”The only 12-year-old Long Hao Chen had already grown close to 1.60 meters.” But then here it also mention “Long Xing Yu revealed a smile: “You are still eleven years old. You should know that the [Shining Sunlight Cut] is a skill that any great knights ought to master.”

    I remember Hao Chen start out at the beginning of the novel at age 9. One yrs pass when he went to Hao Yue city. So he was 10 then. Now another one and half yrs pass. So wasn’t he suppose to be 11 and half yrs old now?

    Thnx for the chapter.

    • When he scared 107 and became a knight he said he was 10 though

  • KenKen

    Here u say Hao Chen…..”The only 12-year-old Long Hao Chen had already grown close to 1.60 meters.” But then here it also mention “Long Xing Yu revealed a smile: “You are still eleven years old. You should know that the [Shining Sunlight Cut] is a skill that any great knights ought to master.”

    I remember Hao Chen start out at the beginning of the novel at age 9. One yrs pass when he went to Hao Yue city. So he was 10 then. Now another one and half yrs pass. So wasn’t he suppose to be 11 and half yrs old now?

    Thnx for the chapter.

    • When he scared 107 and became a knight he said he was 10 though

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Merry Poppins

    Thanks for the chapter.