Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 250


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 250: Six Paths of Samsara (I)

The Fiend Commander didn’t pursue and attack eagerly, instead chanting an incantation using the Fiend tongue. It was at times loud and at times low, but no parts of his incantation missed to give off an evil feeling. The dark red radiance coming out from his body also became increasingly stronger. The red halo under the surrounding soldiers of the Grand Fiend Cavalry accordingly increased in intensity, and the Nightmare Devil Horses, that also chanted in a low voice, let out a red glow that seemed to amplify the halos on their riders.

It could be said that the results the two Demon Hunt Squads had just obtained were from the fact that it was a sneak attack, from Cai’er and Han Daosi’s advantageous control, and from their smart use of the terrain. This was why the attack was so successful.

The same Fiend Cavalry with a different commander would also display a different level of strength. It would be an error to think that Grand Fiends were easy to handle based on the last experience they had with a cavalry of fifty Grand Fiends. The last time they managed to wipe out the entirety of the enemy’s troops, the greatest contributor was Haoyue with his Essence of Disorder. The powerful might coming from this tri-elemental spell was enough to weaken the Grand Fiend Cavalry’s strength at least by half. And that time, their group had Long Haochen as their pillar of support.

This time, although they were only facing an army of thirty Fiends, it comprised an enemy at the seventh step and two enemies at the sixth step, which were by themselves already very difficult to handle for the two Demon Hunt Squads. Thus, the real battle had just started. Just like Luc Xi had previously said, their tactics were to provoke a battle of attrition in which their side would desperately defend their position.

Watshiii! The Fiend Lord let out a loud roar, and the Grand Fiend Cavalry immediately moved forward with the Fiend Commander of the sixth step as their core, forming a conical formation that charged directly at the cavern where the two Demon Hunt Squads were staging their defence.

Contrary to expectations, the Fiend Lord didn’t join in the formation, but stayed at its rear, raising his blood-colored heavy sword as he mounted his Nightmare Devil Horse. He seemed to be supervising the battlefield, but was in reality waiting for the opportunity to attack. From his point of view, the only enemy that could threaten him was Cai’er.

After sustaining injuries, the Grand Birdy Demon directly came back to Chen Ying’er’s side, groaning with two boo hoo sounds and carrying a look filled with grievance.

Looking at his injuries, Chen Ying’er felt deeply sorry, but now wasn’t the time to have Luc Xi heal him, because he currently possessed the darkness and lightning attributes, thus healing him using light element would only produce the opposite effect.

Certainly, this heroic Grand Birdy Demon was the Mythic Mirror Image Pig, McDull. He took the shape of the Fiend Lord to confuse the enemy, before eating the magical crystal of a Grand Birdy Demon, managing this accomplishment. Though it consumed a magical crystal of a demon at the sixth step, killing this powerful enemy greatly eased the pressure on the two Demon Hunt Squads.

After a few groans, the Grand Birdy Demon left the cave at great speed, as the rich lightning-element spiritual energy in his body was gathering, rapidly condensing a golden ball of lightning surrounded by a black stream of air.

Ten minutes hadn’t passed yet, and he still had a significant amount of spiritual energy left from the magical crystal, so he could obviously not let it go to waste.

The Grand Fiend Cavalry’s offense finally started, and under the Fiend Commander’s lead, the spears in their hand let out a strong dark-red-colored radiance. Following this charge, the Fiend Lord’s incantation stopped abruptly and a bloody red-colored glow shot straight at the cave. The most frightening thing was that this dark red radiance fused together with the Fiend Commander’s attack, taking the shape of a huge luminous projectile bombarding the cave’s entrance. Its domineering power caused the complexions on the faces of the Demon Hunters in the cave to change completely. At this moment, they finally realized how powerful a Fiend Cavalry could really be after taking their battle formation.

A cavalry’s greatest forte lied in their charging power as a group. Although this was a hilly region, with the Nightmare Devil Horses’ climbing ability, the Grand Fiend Cavalry’s charging speed didn’t drop in the slightest.

Facing that domineering dark red radiance, Han Yu didn’t have the slightest hesitation and resolutely stood in the front, readily keeping the heavy shield in his hand. His Holy Mantle and Holy Filter Shield which were already charged with Storing Power for a long time were immediately released.

Two successive fire elemental shields appeared before him and a silvery white radiance bombarded the dark red projectile, slightly weakening its offensive power.

Bang

The unreasonable offensive power almost instantly shattered the two Fire Elemental Shields and the Holy Mantle, before violently crashing against his shield that carried the power of Holy Filter Shield.

The shield Han Qian gave his grandson wasn’t a particularly powerful piece of equipment, just a magical ranked shield and nothing more.

With a violent boom, Han Yu’s body flickered, clad in golden light; it was Divine Obstruction. This was an ability he had learned from Han Qian’s Inheritance Ring, but which he only rarely used because the team already had Long Haochen as its core.

Normally, with Divine Obstruction, Han Qian should have been able to easily parry this attack, but in reality, this blow exploded in a large area. Han Yu let out a groan and his shield was violently slammed against his chest, pushing him three steps back before he stood firm again. In the meanwhile, the bodies of everyone in the 21st Demon Hunt Squad were lit by a golden light; it was the release of the vitality sharing effect of the Soul Sharing Shackles, absorbing a part of the damage Han Yu received.

Nevertheless, Han Yu spouted out blood, and a golden light spread out from the cave, falling on everyone in the group.

Luc Xi’s crowd effect restorative ability came with a good timing. It was not only Han Yu that sustained damage, but also McDull that had reverted back from a Grand Birdy Demon to his original appearance as a Mythic Mirror Image Treasure Pig. Luc Xi’s ability thus benefitted everyone in the group.

Han Yu felt a sharp pain in his chest, but what let him sigh silently was the fact that it had always been Long Haochen who stayed in the front. Now that he was the one to take on that role, he finally understood how enormous the pressure was Long Haochen had to bear every time he relied on his Saint Spiritual Stove to attract the most powerful enemy to him.

Han Yu was shocked to see that Dian Yan, took the initiative to join his side to guard against this attack. At long last, the Mythic Mirror Image Pig’s last attack had a certain effect. With a violent explosion, another two Grand Fiends were directly hit. The lightning’s speed was too fast, to the extent that even the Fiend Lord didn’t make it in time to rescue them.

However, this clearly had no suppressing effect on their side, and a second tyrannical attack was already launched against them.

Still charging as the offense was carried out, the Grand Fiend Cavalry was about to arrive in front of the cave.

Dian Yan’s situation couldn’t be compared with Han Yu’s; his cultivation was very lacking in comparison to Han Yu’s level. Although he had the support of Lin Xin’s two-layered Fire Elemental Shields, after receiving this attack, his body couldn’t resist and was sent flying. The shield in his hand was even shattered into pieces. Spouting a huge amount of blood, he was seriously wounded from this single attack.

The Demon Hunters from the 4th soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad didn’t have the support of companions who shared their damage with them. If not for Luc Xi’s prompt healing, Dian Yan would very possibly have been sent to hell by the attack. And even with the timely healing he wouldn’t be able to continue fighting for some time, since along with his shield, his two arms ended up fractured.

The Fiend Commander of the sixth step arrived in front of them as a change could be seen in the Grand Fiend Cavalry’s battle formation. From their previous conical formation, the formation suddenly changed to a single line. Each of the Grand Fiends held a spear, pointing it forward, with the Fiend Commander standing in the front. Dark red spiritual energy was unexpectedly forming a straight line as it was released from the weapons of every Grand Fiend, entering the Fiend Commander’s body.

At this point, if one paid attention, he would notice that only ten of these Grand Fiends did so while three others Grand Fiends stood idle in the back, probably prepared to defend their peers, and that the Fiend Commander’s body was clearly at its limit.

A spiritual energy of the sixth step meant that it comprised over 4,000 units, and because of the type of their spiritual energy, only the sorcerer type of Fiends would have the possibility of reaching the peak of their step for. Over this limit, none of them could have any breakthrough.

That was to say, this Fiend Commander’s spiritual energy could at most amount to 10,000 units, but couldn’t exceed this amount. But even so, this was already a catastrophical opponent to the two Demon Hunt Squads. Aside from Long Haochen who had yet to be back, no one in their group had broken through the threshold of 3,000 units yet, so how could they resist the Fiend Commander that benefitted from the combined boost of power coming from all of the Grand Fiends?

“I’ll go first, Yuanyuan will follow me, and Sima will come in third.” Han Yu’s shout was the loudest possible, as the aura of his body increased its intensity tremendously. Grabbing his shield, he released intense surges of spiritual energy, an extremely pure holy spiritual energy that clashed against the Fiend Commander’s attack.

In the midst of exploding sounds, everyone was shocked to see that Han Yu was unexpectedly not pushed back in the slightest. Under the effects of Bright Vengeance, he unexpectedly managed to meet force with force against this Fiend Commander’s all out attack.

The most amazing feat was that Wang Yuanyuan and Sima Xian didn’t assist him but instead took a few steps back to defend the cave.

Lin Xin continuously released one Fire Elemental Shield after another to assist Han Yu, while Yi Jun released his spatial spells to launch attacks. Luc Xi’s healing and various buffs were also launched without pause, and this was how Han Yu miraculously managed to block the Fiend Commander’s attack. Bai Xiaomo’s botanical summons wouldn’t have so much effect at this time, since the Grand Fiend Cavalry’s riders released some dark red flames and the Fiend Lord was at the rear, glaring like a tiger watching his prey. The wave of the summoning spells she had launched previously had come to an end, and it wouldn’t be possible to prolong them from such a distance.

This was clearly not some kind of random miracle, neither was it caused by some sudden breakthrough from Han Yu’s side. There was only one reason for this sudden increase of power which enabled him to block the Fiend Commander’s attack, and this reason lied in the pills that he took.

The additioned effects of the Spiritual Bursting Pills and the Bloodthirsty Pills increased his strength to a new level. Although it came with a massive consumption, its effects were incontestable. With his teammates help, he barely managed to block the enemy’s attack.

Han Yu knew clearly that even Wang Yuanyuan and Sima Xian couldn’t possibly have blocked the Fiend Commander’s attack even after eating the same pills, because they didn’t have such a powerful defensive ability as Divine Obstruction, which was why he had the resolve to last for as long as possible, no matter what.


  • Belkar

    Thank you!

  • ZaX

    Thanks for the chapter

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Zero

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  • Gator

    thanks for the chapter totobro

  • jbjhova

    Thank you for the update.

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the new chapter 🙂

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Thanks for the chapter Toto, :D.

    Also, they finally ate a Blood Thirsty Pill, WOOH! Also, LHC’s job isn’t as easy as he makes it look. It’s nice everyone is starting to see that.

    • Robin

      Yeah, isn’t it? Han yu has really grown since he was this shitty little arrogant brat at the preliminaries of the competition. I like him! And his grandpa seems to follow Long Xingyu’s way of educating the character because he only provided simple equipment and leaves it to Han Yu to gain his own better equipment for himself.
      Also, what do you make off the ominous title? 😉

      • Jonathan Hurd

        It seems like most of the wise teachers agree on the point of giving overly strong equipment can actually stunt more than help your growth. I think it was Asura Ye who said that a true powerhouse is someone who doesn’t rely on their equipment, but has it to supplement themselves.

        I am kind of curious about the title. When I saw we were entering a new block I somewhat assumed it would read something like “LHC to the rescue”. From the sounds of it though we might be seeing Cai’er finally fully unleashing her Spiritual Stove of Samsara. That could be pretty bad ass, hehe. From how they have talked about the stove I think she might be able to draw out more power from it the more senses she gives up. So for instance when they were fighting that Blood Thirsty Beta she gave up her sense of smell alongside her sight. That apparently led to a bigger attack than LHC’s Bright rain, Thrusting Hibiscus. Also adding the fact that she wasn’t even fully fused with it back then. Now that she is its true master…. O.o. I get the feeling she is able to physically manifest her blood lust for the price of always locking down one of her senses. For the second one she was able to shoot that killing intent and basically suck the life out of the opponent, O.o. I wonder what three senses gets her…

        Also now that I think about it her Spiritual Stove of Samsara and the Death God Domain seem to match up pretty evenly. They both seem to work around the same mechanics of blood lust.

        • Robin

          Yeah, and they are right. You will only value what you have when you gained it yourself. Lucky that after this mission they will be able to replace some of their equipment. I am sure they will need a lot of surplies.

          Well, it was about time that Cai’er gets a chance to reveal her true strenght. And this is only possible when Haochen is not around. His overprotectiveness is cute but also limits her readius of action as a character. Her now fully fused stove of Samsara will be a hell of a weapon. I guess when she is really serious, the others will fear her afterwards, at least the guys from squad 4.
          But the price she has to pay will surely be equally high, and I don’t want to think about what Haochen will do when he comes back and finds his team besieged and his beloved handicapped again. This will be epic and I guess any demon in the area will wish never to have been born.

          From the general principle, I agree. She accumulated that much hate and killing intent during her years of suffering that it can manifest. All the kills that were necessary for Tang San to acquire this sort of power, essentially I don’t want to know how many Cai’er has killed so far, or if she already killed humans. I hope not or at least not many, because this would somewhat taint her picture in my mind. Basically, I don’t believe that she ever killed a human being. Not that she wouldn’t do it, even Haochen killed before, but that there had been no need with all the demons around. And everyone who caused her trouble would have had vanished before she got the chance to act herself.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair I haven’t really minded that she hasn’t all out used the Spiritual Stove of Samsara yet. I do agree more scenes of her in action would be nice. Hell, getting to see more of the abilities of all the temples past the Knight one would be kind of fun. I enjoyed her jumping on LHC’s shoulder and knocking down fireballs that was pretty awesome, hehe. The big thing though is that an assassin’s job isn’t really made for the spot light. While it is helpful for her to show herself as a threat to keep things like the Fiend Lord in check her biggest utility is acting when no one is watching. That is when she is her most lethal.

            I feel like LHC is not really trying to baby her or being overly protective. He actively takes on the biggest threats and will not let them target anyone else till he dies, but he does that for everyone in the team. I think everyone on their team understands Cai’er is the most powerful member of their team and an important asset. I think the real reason she does not use the Spiritual Stove of Samsara is the massive potential cost of it. Comparing the cost of losing a sense for a month or just having LHC exhaust himself and need rest for a day or two I take the choice with LHC. I think considering the sheer amount of power the Stove of Samsara carries with it the very strain of activating it might have a possibility of leaving permanent damage. It could have a similar case like the Spiritual Stove of return to childhood in which there is a remote chance to destroy the user. That kind of risk cannot be taken lightly especially with other options available.

          • Robin

            I never minded it either. There were enough occasions where she gave us a taste of her power and simply knowing about her potential was enough to ease my mind. Her combination with Haochen is simply the best, and you are right, usually assassins do not seek the spotlight. And for a good reason! To know too much about them would only ruin their mysterious aura. This fight gave space for the others to show their abilities to the fullest. I was astonished about the effect the botanical summoner had. And also it was finally Han Yu’s time to really shine. ^.^

            Haochen does not baby her, but in all his cutely naivete he cares so much for his beloved that he tries even harder to not let her get into dangerous situations. But he accepts her might and doesn’t clip her wings during fights. That is what I like about him, as well as Tang San. Cai’er on the other side is sometimes a little to eager to use her power for him. Her readiness to sacrifice her senses to protect and support Haochen is something that only invokes Haochen’s protectiveness in return. Naturally, Haochen is made for the frontline and should stay there. The price Cai’er will have to pay for a showdown with a really powerful foe will only be too immense… >_<

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair they were kind of hinting at LHC having a kind of fatal flaw in how much he cares about his loved ones. That was somewhat shown the first time we ever see him lose his cool when he thinks his Mom is being bullied. Time will show us whether his bound with Cai’er will be more helpful or hurtful. I think the author kind of enjoys the tragic fate lovers sacrificing themselves thing. So I feel there is a pretty good chance that kind of scenario will show up in this story.

            One thing I definitely enjoy is the reason why Cai’er has become so attached to him. Spending her whole life in darkness and despair she grasped onto the single ray of light and hope she could and is trying to protect that ray with everything she has.

          • Robin

            Oh, right. The absolutely hilarious but immensely cute scene of him attacking – and biting – his dad. I fear there might come a similar sacrifice scene in the plot, but maybe it is different to Xiao Wu’s case. Cai’er is constantly sacrificing some part of her, maybe this is enough so that Haochen can keep her by his sight.

            Yeah, it is not only poetic but also really heartwarming. It was such a short meeting and comparatively small incident, but for her to mean that much shows how dearly she had suffered before. It is understandable that she will do everything to protect this light because it equals with guarding her heart and soul.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I have to admit when it comes to Xiao Wu I accidentally read the Manhua about 10 chapters before the LN was at that point. Spent about a month praying that the Manhua messed up and it is written completely differently in the LN, Lol. Gotta admit a snapped Tang San is pretty fun to watch. Be interesting to see LHC like that. Maybe get a repeat of him like he was at the Demon Hunter Selection Finals. Both berserk and clear headed at the same time.

            I have a feeling that this author is never going to truly kill off the main love interest especially considering all that is currently happening in his other work. I do worry though of what the consequences of using all out the spiritual stove of Samsara. Though it is way too early for Cai’er to be taken out especially considering they are all still only 5th step.

          • Robin

            Yeah, a snapped Haochen would be quite cool. Especially, if he is even more powerful than now. But what we have seen at the tournament was no more than a taste of what would be there to come when he really snaps and loses all control. There always needs to be a possibility for further amplification.
            I made the same mistake with DD. I started reading the novel when the manhua ran out of released chaps, and after the desire for a more coherent and deeper story got overly intense. I can relate to how you felt!

            Cai’er would only get knocked out of the picture after killing a DG. She would probably sink into a coma again where she is unable to move, talk, hear, see and feel as she did in the past. This would be comparable to a little dead, but limited on a certain time. Maybe this impulse would be enough to let Haochen snap. For Cai’er it should be even more horrible than true dead because she would still be in there.

  • Evilage

    Due to the chapter title i feel as thou cai’er will do something OP
    thanks for the chapter toto

    • Jonathan Hurd

      You mean something more OP than usual. 😀 Cause I mean locking down a 7th step guy while still 5th step is pretty OP.

    • Robin

      We will probably see her in independent action for the first time. I think this will be an epic display of power. So far, she was always guarded and supported by Haochen. Aren’t you also quite curious how strong she really is?

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Avarrencus

    Thanks for the chapter

  • k1nk4

    thanks for the chapter!

  • Hachiman Hikigaya

    Almost read Watshii as watashi in japanese lol