Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 231

Chapter 231: Princess Yue Ye (I)

When confronting the enemies, Long Haochen had faced the most powerful of them. As a commander, he planned everything far ahead, causing the whole team to get out from a situation of certain death, without a single casualty. Be it in terms of strength, decision-making, intelligence or leadership, he already appeared in Luc Xi’s eyes like a true leader.

Under Long Haochen’s guidance, the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad’s fighting strength was brought out to the fullest, and they managed to save strength effectively. But how much contribution did their 4th soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad bring back? Long Haochen alone was enough to match their whole team.

At the same time, Luc Xi also realized how challenging it would be for a priest like himself to command a team. Although priests had a certain fighting strength, their most important role was to be devoted wholeheartedly to healing. They were far from comparable with a knight in the front lines to make decisions.

The reason as for why the knight was called a Demon Hunt Squad’s cornerstone was that he could effect the whole battlefield with his abilities.

Seeing Luc Xi’s sincerity, Long Haochen revealed a faint smile, declaring, “Brother Luc, you shouldn’t undervalue yourself either. There won’t be any change on anything we decided together. Everything we already promised will be done. Since we are going to receive the 70% of the reward, it is natural that we have to do more.”

“Captain Long…” Luc Xi still wanted to say something, but was stopped by Long Haochen’s hand.

Long Haochen’s expression became extremely serious, “Now is not the time to discuss these matters. I have only two things to say. First, I want to insist on this: in the battlefield, everyone must strictly comply with orders, because the mistake of a single person is likely to cause the annihilation of the whole team. It’s true that demons are our mortal enemies, and that we all have to do our utmost to kill demons. But on a long-term consideration, acting impetuously is just suicidal. If we want to kill even more demons to avenge our kin, the first thing we have to do is to keep ourselves alive. If anyone has a problem with my command, you may object it outside of the battlefield, and then, we’ll talk of it together. If I am not capable enough to lead the whole team, I will be sure to abdicate to let the worthy lead. But when we will get in battle again, I wish that the previous situation won’t ever happen again. If anyone causes trouble in times of battle, affecting the whole team’s survival, don’t blame me for expelling you of the team without qualms.”

“Yes!” The twelve agreed loudly, including the extremely grieved Dian Yan.

Long Haochen went on, “The second thing is about our following move.

As we have previously been hurrying to get away, I have been adjusting our path of return. We have already no way back, because the core part Nareiks Demon Province is right behind us. Since the demons from there dared robbing the entirety of the Yue Ye caravan’s goods, they will obviously want to silence everyone. Which is why we can only keep going forward, and now we have already entered over 200 km deep in the demon territory. Although the Nareiks Province’s territory is long and narrow, the area it covers is not so wide. After only three more hours, we will be able to reach this province’s frontier. But as long as we are inside of the demon territory, we will never be in complete safety; please be alert, everyone. Now, I will ask for everyone’s opinions. Should we keep aiming for the mission, or should we rather take a detour to return to the Alliance?

Having gone through the previous battle, Long Haochen had acquired without a doubt the unanimous approval. However, he couldn’t get ahead of himself and decide for the team’s future direction by himself. He had to let everyone give their own views. This bit caused Luc Xi to admire Long Haochen even more. He realized that under the same circumstances, he wouldn’t have thought of this point.

“Let’s keep advancing then. There is a very low probability to encounter something like the siege of a demon army, and as long as we don’t run into any demon exceeding the seventh step, there shouldn’t be any problem. Since we are only a dozen, it won’t be so easy to spot us. Although the demon territory is dangerous, risk and chance are the two sides of a single coin. A Demon Hunt Squad needs to go through hunting demons to grow.” Luc Xi voiced his own opinion.

His words had gotten the great majority’s approval.

Despite the terror they had from their previous battle in the Nareiks Province, these Demon Hunters belonged to the elite of their generation, and all went through the Alliance’s strict inspection, making sure of their fidelity to the Alliance as well as their determination in fighting against the demon threat and their resolution. More importantly, since under Long Haochen’s command, they managed to preserve their fighting strength, how could they shrink back at such a moment.

Seeing that everyone shared the same opinion, Long Haochen nodded, “All right. Since everything has just been decided, let’s immediately think of a solution to get out of our current predicament.” As he said, he swept a glance past the carriage at his side.

After these two hours rest, Yue Ye already regained consciousness. Though her face was still pale, her eyes were filled with some curiosity. After taking a few pills, she sat beside Leng Xiao on the vehicle, telling her something.

The hour of rest passed rapidly, and the Demon Hunters from the two Demon Hunt Squads as well as the few mages got into the car, but Leng Xiao and Yue Ye were still seated in front of the horses, outside of the carriage.

Li Xin didn’t keep following Long Haochen forward, and got into the carriage. Long Haochen, only leading Cai’er, moved towards Yue Ye and Leng Xiao.

Seeing the two of them come over, Yue Ye revealed an indifferent smile, “I guess that you want to discuss with me right? But before this, may I ask for your name? Let me introduce first, my name is Yue Ye, and I am the current president of the Yue Ye Chamber of Commerce and she is Leng Xiao, my close friend.”

Long Haochen revealed a surprised look, but quickly came back to his senses, “Greetings, President Yue Ye. My name is Long Haochen.”

“Long Haochen.” Yue Ye seemed to mull over this name, and looking at Long Haochen’s handsome face, she asked with a smile, “I really want to know how old you are, would it be okay?”

Long Haochen shook his head, and replied, “Apologies, but I am afraid that I cannot reveal that information.”

Yue Ye sighed lightly before going on, “If my chamber of commerce had such an outstanding young powerhouse as you, we wouldn’t have such bad times. It’s a pity that you don’t belong to our chamber of commerce. In our chamber’s records, I don’t remember of the name Long Haochen at all, and I know we don’t have any knight possessing a Saint Spiritual Stove. Is there anything you would like to receive for the help you gave us?”

With a sigh, Long Haochen wrinkled his brows, “It will be quite hard to choose, President Yue Ye.” At this very moment, his eyes were filled with an indescriptible glint, carrying an ounce of killing intent.

“What are you planning to do?” Leng Xiao put herself in front of Yue Ye, protecting her from Long Haochen’s glance. After an hour’s rest, her body had already recovered for the most part.

Cai’er slowly took a step forward, instantly locking her murderous intent on Leng Xiao.

Just at this moment, an unthinkable scene happened before Long Haochen’s eyes.


A white palm was swept at Leng Xiao’s back, and with a shiver, she glanced at Yue Ye with an uncomprehending look, before falling into her arms.

Yue Ye carried Leng Xiao’s body, letting her lean against the carriage, before raising her head to look at Long Haochen and Cai’er indifferently, “I think that now, it will be possible for us to have a good talk.”

Long Haochen held Cai’er’s hand, hinting her not to act impetuously, and revealed a calm smile, “You surely guessed what I would like to do, President Yue Ye, right?”

Yue Ye replied with a sigh, “The same as those bastards from the Nareiks Province: to silence everyone, right? Sir young Demon Hunt Squad captain.”

Long Haochen’s pupils shrank faintly, “President Yue Ye is indeed a smart person.”

Yue Ye smiled bitterly, “If I was really smart enough, I wouldn’t have caused the caravan to encounter such danger this time. Although I have only taken over the chamber of commerce recently, I have already taken this path dozens of times. Seeing young powerhouses such as you, I can only think of the Temple Alliance’s Demon Hunt Squads. If I guessed right, with a single signal from your side, all my subordinate in the carriage will be killed in an instant. What a shame, although I guessed right about your identity, I didn’t think that you would act so fast. Considering your two Demon Hunt Squads’ group strength, we are nowhere close to be a threat to you right?”

Long Haochen faintly smiled, and replied, “I see that you are smart enough to keep your trump cards hidden. If I didn’t guess wrong, President Yue Ye should have a military backing. And this military power of yours is quite formidable. ”

Yue Ye stared foolishly, but didn’t try to mask it at all, only giving a curious reply, “How did you guess it?”

Long Haochen replied, “President Yue Ye, although your personal strength is not so great in itself, to be able to take out the scroll of a forbidden spell of the ninth step causing the Moon Demon God’s descent, you should have quite a high position within the Moon Demon Clan. Considering the Moon Demon God’s status as the second most formidable existence among the seventy-two demon gods, since the demons from the Nareiks Province dared to offend you, I don’t believe you will leave it at that. Considering your position, the Yue Demon Clan’s powerhouses should arrive soon, am I right? And these powerhouses from the Yue Demon Clan shouldn’t be anything little Demon Hunt Squads like us are capable of contending against. Thus, to keep our identity secret, I have no choice but to act against you. Even if my guess was wrong, I cannot take the risk to let my comrades to encounter such danger.”

Yue Ye calmly looked at Long Haochen, and suddenly revealed a smile. It couldn’t be denied that she had an extremely beautiful appearance, a whole level above Cai’er’s, and her pair of purple eyes were filled with great charm and nobility, “You are the most outstanding knight I have ever met, and I have met a lot of knights. If I was an influential demon, and learned the existence of an outstanding and young knight such as you, I would definitely not spare any cost to kill you while I can still do it.

Otherwise, your future self will be likely to become an immense threat to demonkind.”

Long Haochen looked at her with some surprise, “Don’t tell me that you aren’t a demon? The color of your eyes has already betrayed you, young lady of the Moon Demon Clan.”

  • Blood Adept

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  • Jorungand

    I somewhat disagree with the policy of total annihilation of one side. I somewhat refuse to believe there are no half-demons-half humans and so. And as it was shown before, demons are reasonable beings, I believe at least a few of the would welcome peace.

    • lordcattank

      do you think demons are vegetarians no there’s a reason they attack humans is because they view them as cattle to eat. so would you stand there and let them eat you I think not.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Well from what the story has said it seems like demons can’t afford to kill all the humans that would lead to their own destruction. I mean they can eat them but as has been established demons lack any means of producing food. Also having humans as opponents allows them to cull their excess numbers otherwise they would be forced to fight and kill each other. Then there was also what we learned about the demon camp in which there are actual human prisoners assigned to farming and given power within the demon army.

        If demons really wanted to kill all the humans all they would have to do is probably gather at least the top ten demon gods and their armies then charge. The demon Emperor himself is effectively unbeatable to the human side since even the Demon God Slayers can’t really touch him.

        As for there being half humans/demons I’m not really sure that can happen. Though I guess it might be possibility since some of the demons are corrupted humans so they might have kept the same anatomy. We still have quite a few things to learn about Demons and how they corrupt humans.

    • Robin

      An interesting idea. And one with a really high probability. At least the first generation of demons were turned humans, magical beasts or animals. And I think that there are some, probably like Yue Ye, who are reasonable and would welcome peace. The problem is that those may be some of the more powerful/influential demons but they still are a minority. Most of the lower demons we met so far simply want to kill and are unable to resist their urges. It is not possible for the humans to coexist with them. Even if some of the demons are ready to sign a treaty and welcome peace, as long as they identify themselves as the demonrace and don’t abandon their lower kin, there will never be an end to this war without the surpression or annihiliation of one side.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Sadly while peace would be nice for the human side I don’t really see the benefit for the demon side. From what we have learned of the demons situation they really lack an extreme amount of food and they reproduce really fast. So unless all humans were willing to work to feed them the food problem doesn’t seem like it would be solved. The other problem would be how the demons would cull their numbers without fighting. Sure they could turn on each other, but that seems messier and more chaotic than focusing all their effort against the united human front.

        Quite honestly if the demons wanted to win the war I think it wouldn’t be that hard for them to do so. Gathering all the 72 demon gods and the Demon God Emp’s 20 9th step dragons is already more than 4 times the amount of 9th step’s the human side has. Quite honestly i think the current situation exists not because humans really are strong but because it is beneficial to the demons to keep it going. Demons can hone themselves by fighting them and get food by kidnapping and stealing from humans. That is not to say there could not exist peace it just seems that humans are so weak that they have no way to force the demon side to accept it.

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  • Dain

    Oh, a sudden dark turn~~

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    thank you very much for the chapter

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  • Jonathan Hurd

    Hmm, seeing this chapter looks like the Rivalry angle between LHC and Yue Ye/Leng Xiao is coming true. I’m thinking Yue Ye makes a promise with him to hide his presence and identity from the other demons if he doesn’t spread word about her to the temple alliance. Kind of looking forward to how this pans out. Pretty sure neither side is going to die but from LHC’s character we also know that he has no qualms with attacking those he deems as enemies. Though the question becomes whether they can hide themselves or escape from the incoming powerhouses if they attack Yue Ye. My bet is that Yue Ye is not completely ungrateful for him saving her life three times in a row and promises to guide their demon hunt squads as if they were part of her chamber of commerce.

    • Robin

      I think this is comming along nicely. Leng Xiao is too young and hot blooded to negotiate about something that important. But her being out of the loop may harbor the seed of disaster for later developments as her background is pretty scary. I was a bit surprised of Haochen’s quick change from savior to hostage-taker but it was a sly and appropriate measure. They both know of the secret identity of the other party but that wouldn’t have been sufficient for negotiations and Haochen needs to get her trustworthy promise that she won’t betray them before the backup arrives. As soon as that happens the hostages will lose their meaning and the DHSs are in the soup. But I also don’t deem her as unthankful. I am sure they will get along nicely, at least for the moment… ^^

      What if the Yue clan is one of the clans tasked to treasure hunt in the cavern as well? As merchants they would have a justified interest on the found goods to trade with the humans. Wouldn’t that be interesting?

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I always enjoy that aspect of LHC, he is kind hearted and loving boy but he will not hesitate to take action when required. It will be interesting to see how they manage to come to an agreement. I mean the word of a knight is one thing but trusting a random demon you just met seems unlikely. Yue Ye probably understands if she can’t convince Hao Chen then the most likely course of action is to kill them and run as far as they can. I think LHC might choose to take a gamble and trust her since the chances of them getting away from the powerhouses seems slim.

        Heh, if Yue Ye’s goal becomes to see that cavern too, that might be fun to watch if their goals matched up. I think right now though Yue Ye’s first and most pressing concern is probably revenge and then rooting out the mole in her organization.

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  • TallDude404 .

    Theory time:

    Long Haochen is half-demon. Hear me out. When his father met his mother she had to leave her “native place” because a “painful thing” happened. Haochen’s mother was a demon who fell in love with Xing Yu and when they were discovered she had to escape to The Alliance. Then she discovered she was pregnant.

    Possible evidence for this is Long Haochen’s and his mother’s EXTREME beauty, all the demons that have been encountered so far are described as extremely beautiful. Also Haochen contracted with Haoyue who seems to be somehow connected to demons (at least he has some control over them ), he can also merge with Haoyue. Finally perhaps most blatantly, the demon emperor sensed his possible successor in Exorcist City. Who else could it be except Haochen? Cai’er? I don’t think so. It makes sense that he’s the successor if in fact he is half-demon (how could a human be his successor?).

    • Robin

      Wow, I was just waiting for someone to point this out. I have had this thought many chaps ago and discussed it a little with a friend, who shared my opinion. It matches many hints here and there and is most likely. Haochen is extremely powerful, has a better mental capability than others his age. He is indeed extremely beautiful, and we know that the author has a faible for mixed heritage mothers. Tang San’s mother is also in some way not truly human. And they have both blue hair which, even in their world, doesn’t seem to be that common. Haochen’s mother was excluded from the community at their hometown without clear reason and is ashamed of something in her past. Ashamed enough to leave her beloved husband, so it must be something serious. Like her being a demon, a half, or at least something similar.

      • Care

        Yes and yes!!!
        “Luke I am your father.” Or more like, “Haochen, I am your Demon Queen Mother.”

        • Robin

          Definitely possible. I also like the idea of the relation between Haochen’s father and demon god Anan to have something to do with his mother. It is still only a vague idea but the new chap revealed some interesting facts about beings with mixed heritage. According to this Haochen could really be a halfling. ^___^

          • Care

            Yes!!! Was just thinking that Anan could be the angry grandfather or the jilted ex. All hypothetical of course— 😜 This just keeps getting better and better.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            The one thing I would wonder about is how someone with demon blood manages to have a body with such amazing light essence affinity in it. Now it has been said that people can inherit one side or the others element from their parents but still kind of makes me wonder.

          • Robin

            It is a big mystery and the truth is probably completely different but why not be a little crazy. 😉
            The light attribute is definitely a catch but not completely impossible in my eyes. It depends on the heritage his mother brought into the mix. If she is already like Yue Ye there might be a possibility, or it is an anomaly. His whole physique as the Scion of Light is technically one because it was never seen before.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            True, that would be pretty interesting if to get that kind of potential you needed some demon blood. Would explain why it hasn’t shown up before. As they say the brighter the light the darker the shadow it casts. We also can think about Austin Griffin who managed to turn from dark element to Light element. So its not like it is impossible for a demon to change just very risky and painful.

          • Robin

            Haochen’s mother had a weak body. When we guess that she has some demon blood and bore a child with such a high light affinity that may be a possible explanation, wouldn’t it?

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Well another thing to think about is from what we learned humans do not let anyone past the fifth step to enter or leave as they please. We also know that you can seal peoples energy like when Han Yu’s grandpa threatened to do that to him. So maybe she had to seal her power to escape demon lands and come to the human world and that would explain why she is weaker.

          • Care

            Weaker and just maybe Xingu being a throne and having to do a blood exchange fundamentally changed her own body chemistry from dark into light (like Hayoue) which made it possible for them to produce the scion of light.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Hmm, gotta admit that theory doesn’t seem too far fetched considering what we know thus far. I would like to say on the hair color thing its a bit hard to tell what is the norm considering that Cai’er’s and her fathers natural hair color is purple. So it might not be that outrageous to have blue hair. The big give away sign seems to be in the eyes, but there is a way to hide that so maybe she has been doing that all this time. It is still possible that she stayed removed from the rest of the town because as the story pointed out she has extreme beauty and this has cause many headaches. For the hiding it could be that Long Xingyu really didn’t have the time to go look for her considering his responsibilities and promises as a Knight. Even when he finally found LHC he could only stay for two years. As a ninth step knight and the most powerful retribution knight with a throne having him out of the conflict would be a massive blow to humanities power.

        As for Long Xingyu’s conflict with the demon god I remember way back when Han Yu’s grandfather was asking the Yang Wenzhao’s grandpa about that, as they watched LHC fusing with his super sword, Yang Wenzhao’s grandpa replied that Han Yu’s grandpa would understand why if he could become 9th step. I think once you reach ninth step as a knight considering they prize honor and protecting they are most likely to put themselves in the way of the Demon Gods to protect others. Though Long Xingyu definitely has some sort of conflict with that 4th Demon God and it would be pretty hilarious if that was because he took his daughter/successor.

        • Robin

          Ok, I have to admit I forgot her purple hair color. Since in Doulou Dalu the hair colors are more moderate and special colors signify poison or a different exception. 😉
          She is a beauty, which would fit the demon concept, but i can’t imagine her being excluded just for that. Regarding the search, even if he was busy he could have asked someone for help. He is so powerful that he has to have some ways to do it, one way or another. I found it strange from the get-go that he was unable to find her.

          Yes, but he also said that Xingyu had to go. Maybe the reference to the 9th step was related to more detailed information about human-demon relationships? We already learned that the dividing line between both sides is not as clear as it appeared in the beginning.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Hmm as far as the search goes I think we need to discover more about the circumstances of their split. If they split in a rocky way he might of been deciding whether or not to chase after her and thinking about her feelings. Considering he didn’t know she was carrying a child he probably wasn’t as desperate to search as he might have been. She also didn’t seem to have any problem with him finding her…. Right now for me its hard to hypothesize without more info, but it doesn’t seem like she was running from him at this point looking at her reaction so it was probably something else that drove her to leave him when she did.

            I think the villagers might have treated her as an outsider because she kept to herself and came from far away. I would think that her looks would not help her make many friends. Guys would want to hit on her and I can imagine woman being jealous.

    • TheOneLonely

      Don’t forget the part of Long Haochen’s father having some feud with one of the demon kings. Could be because of Long hao’s father?

      • TheOneLonely

        i meant mother*

    • Blackfuht

      I support this theory, it seems to make sense with me, the only exception is that long ho chan has absolutely no affinity with the darkness element.

  • Pain

    i think the first demon god is LHC grand father