Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 265


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 265: Return! Mission Complete? (III)

Seeing Cai’er’s sightless grey eyes, Ying Suifeng was enraged, ready to unleash his flaming wrath. He ordered the nearby guard, “Lead these children to the conference room. It’s an order. Bring some food and drinks for them. Haochen, wait a bit, everything will be settled today.”

Having said this, Ying Suifeng went into the Government Office.

The two guards looked at each other in dismay, filled with extreme confusion.

Long Haochen’s group headed to the Conference Room to rest, but the whole Temple Alliance Government Office was greatly alarmed.

The first person Ying Suifeng looked for was Han Qian, who was in charge of daily government affairs. As soon as he told him about this, Han Qian immediately crushed his own desk with a slap.

Demon Hunt Squads were not directly controlled by the Temple Alliance. They were organized in what could be called a very developed system. The Demon Hunt Squads were responsible for themselves, and the Alliance wasn’t supposed to rashly intervene in their daily affairs. The Mission Tower was the one directly responsible for the Demon Hunt Squad’s affairs. And the Mission Tower was led by Titled Demon Hunt Squads that would take turns in supervising it. But they were only leading it in name, after all, they also had their own missions.

Thus, the real responsibility for the Demon Hunt Squads still lied in the hands of the Temple Alliance’s officers.

After having such a furious reaction, Han Qian immediately gathered the four other Temples in the Government Office, and the six Hall Masters for a rendezvous.

“What? How could this happen?” Grandma Sanshui also slapped the desk and stood up, appearing on the verge of breaking into tears.

The expression on the face of the Mage Temple’s Auxiliary Hall Master, Lin Chen, was also quite ugly, and his eyes had an ominous glint.

The six Hall Masters were furious, this was simply too huge a mistake. And most of all, the Demon Hunt Squad that was involved was intimately related to them.

During their time of private discussion, it became clear that Long Haochen’s Demon Hunt Squad was simply the most important newbie squad in the whole history of Demon Hunt Squads.

The Auxiliary Hall Master of the Warrior Temple, Ren Wokuang, had a frightening look, “What the hell is this? If this affair was to spread out, how could the Demon Hunt Squads keep going on? It’s especially the case for those high ranked Demon Hunt Squads that old geezers like us cannot afford to offend. If this matter isn’t resolved correctly, it will cause great trouble.”

The Auxiliary Master of the Priest Temple, Ruoshui, nodded, “But even so, we have to make the culprits accountable on behalf of these children. And this is a matter we have to handle with care.”

Han Qian calmly declared, “Though Haochen is my little disciple, I should originally avoid the grievance on this matter. But Long Haochen is the future hope of our Knight Temple. If everyone agrees, we should just go to the Mission Tower together.”

Grandma Sanshui unhappily retorted, “Avoid the issue? What farts! Chen Ying’er is my grand-daughter, and I’m not about to avoid the issue. I’ll claim justice no matter what. The Mission Tower should better be prepared for a big reorganization, and the responsible person will have to be punished severely no matter what. This isn’t only a failure at doing their duty, but murder of…”

After a short discussion, those six Auxiliary Hall Masters immediately agreed on how to react to the matter. As a result, the furious group headed to the Mission Tower.

Long Haochen’s group still didn’t know about what happened. At the time they had arrived at the Alliance’s Government Office, it was noon, but they waited for a whole afternoon in the little conference room. At night, the six Auxiliary Hall Masters appeared in front of them.

Seeing those six Auxiliary Hall Masters, Long Haochen’s group immediately stood up.

Han Qian waved his hand and was the one to speak, “Okay, you can sit down. For what happened this time, the Alliance has to apologize to you. We would like to offer this apology in the name of the whole Alliance.” After this was said, the six Auxiliary Hall Masters bowed down in the direction of the thirteen youths at the same time.

Long Haochen’s group was immediately astonished, hastily offering their salute in return. The wrath in them was already greatly dissipated at this time.

Didn’t the six Auxiliary Hall Masters’ action already say a lot about the attitude of the Alliance on this matter? Since their most venerable elders took such a stance, what else could they say on the matter?

Han Qian rose again, declaring in a deep voice, “The matter has already been investigated thoroughly. The blame is on the Mission Tower’s staff members’ negligence, that hadn’t checked the mission before release. Additionally, they didn’t even report to their superiors after finding out about a mistake in the mission’s labeling, allowing you to take a mission far exceeding your ability, and causing you to be in significant danger. The Alliance presents you a sincere apology, and will guarantee you that in the future, the same kind of situation won’t happen ever again. The related culprits have already been taken into custody, and will at least be incarcerated for ten years. The person directly responsible has been condemned to execution by hanging.”

The severity of this punishment far exceeded the expectations of Long Haochen’s group. This punishment was even too extreme to be only related to the antecedents of the members of this ‘royal group’. Long Haochen’s group didn’t have a complete understanding of how Demon Hunt Squads worked. They were only a general grade Demon Hunt Squad with not much influence, but put into simple words, king grade Demon Hunt Squads’ Demon Hunters were simply above any Auxiliary Hall Master belonging to the Temple Alliance in status. If Demon Hunters from an Emperor grade Demon Hunt Squads dissolved their team, they would at least have the rank of an Auxiliary Hall Master. The captain would even possibly immediately become the Hall Master.

If this matter spread out, and the higher ranked Demon Hunt Squads learned of it, they would inevitably have no hesitation to stand on the side of Long Haochen’s group. At that time, the Alliance would be in even more disarray. Demon Hunters were after all heroes risking their lives for the sake of the Alliance.

This was also the reason why the five other Auxiliary Hall Masters immediately came to an agreement with Han Qian’s decision concerning the punishment. The reason for this was simply that they couldn’t disappoint their valiant heroes!

Long Haochen took out the Recording Gem, handing it to Han Qian with a smile, “Grandmaster, these are our results from the mission, please check them. We don’t know whether we completed this mission, but we did our utmost for that. Many thanks to the Alliance for upholding justice”

Han Qian took the gem, and said with a sigh, “Children, you had it hard this time. It’s fortunate that you came back alive, otherwise, those bastards from the Mission Tower would have been condemned to death by hundreds. I hope this matter won’t leave a shadow in your hearts. You can feel relieved, you will have the reward you deserve entirely. After checking the record, we will give you an accurate answer as soon as possible. You must be very tired after this mission, go back now and rest.”

“Yes, grandmaster.”

The two Demon Hunt Squads left satisfied. Before leaving the conference room, Han Qian warned them that he hoped this matter wouldn’t be spread. Long Haochen immediately agreed on behalf of the two Demon Hunt Squads.

The Alliance handled this matter with swift indictment because, they didn’t want its daily functions to be affected, leading to a crisis of trust between the Demon Hunt Squads’ and itself.

Having left the Government Office, the thirteen simultaneously came to a stop.

Luc Xi said with a sigh, “I really didn’t expect us to succeed so easily.”

Long Haochen replied, “What is right is right and what is wrong is wrong. This wasn’t a success from our side, but a proper decision from the Alliance. Let’s go and have a good rest. For this mission, our reward of contribution points will at least be no lower than 20,000 contribution points. After we receive them, I will give you your share.”

Luc Xi gave Long Haochen a deep glance, but didn’t object this time, only nodding silently. After having interacted closely with Long Haochen during this mission, he already had a good understanding of his character. He knew that Long Haochen was an extremely sincere person.

Having finally returned to the villa after a long time, everyone retreated to their respective rooms. It could be said that in the History of the Demon Hunt Squads, never before had a first mission been completed with such great difficulty. In fact, in the process of the entire mission, they even faced enemies at the seventh step! And no one amongst them was even at the sixth step yet. The fact that they made it back alive could already only be called a miracle.

Standing on the villa’s balcony, Long Haochen made Cai’er rest against his own chest. Feeling the fresh air brought by the nearby vegetation, he finally felt a lot more calm.

They had finally come back, but Cai’er would still need six months to recover. Tightening his grip on her hand and softly grabbing it, he wrote on her palm the little message, ‘It’s so great that we made it back alive’.

On the morning of the next day, the Alliance’s Government Office dispatched a message, and Han Qian welcomed Long Haochen in his office.

“Haochen, sit down.” Han Qian looked at his own grand-disciple that gave him a respectful salute after entering the office, and exposed a tired-looking smile.

Because of yesterday’s matters, he hadn’t gotten any sleep at all last night.

“Grandmaster, is teacher okay?” Long Haochen sat on the chair in front of Han Qian’s new desk and asked.

Han Qian replied, “He’s very well. His cultivation speed is very fast, I already sent him to the Knight Temple.”

Stopping for a bit, Han Qian seriously declared, “Haochen, from the record you brought back for me to see, I have a few questions. Tell me about the details regarding that tower. They are of utter importance to the Alliance.”

Long Haochen felt shaken. He had previously guessed why Han Qian looked for him, but having to tell a lie to his own grandmaster felt really bad.

“… When I came back to my senses, that tower had already disappeared. The hissing sounds couldn’t be heard again afterwards. Grandmaster, what is it?”

Han Qian wrinkled his brows, pacing back and forth in front of his work desk, “Now is not a good time to determine it, but from the specters that appeared in your records, this is very possibly related to the necromancers that appeared ten thousand years ago. If what you saw were vestiges of the necromancers, we can definitely not let demons get them.”

Long Haochen stood up, asking earnestly, “Grandmaster, do you need me to do something?”

Han Qian shook his head, “Let’s end it here about this matter. After you head back, tell your group not to divulge anything about this mission, so as to avoid needless trouble.”

“Yes.” Long Haochen had some hesitation, but still asked, “Then grandmaster, can we be considered to have completed the mission?”

Han Qian gave him a glance and suddenly revealed a smile, “It seems that you are looking at least a little like a captain now. Be at ease. When people from the Mission Tower will look for you tomorrow, you will have to keep your mouth sealed. This reward should make up enough for your trouble.”

“Many thanks, grandmaster!” Hearing this, Long Haochen immediately felt a lot better.

Like Han Qian guaranteed, this time’s rewards wouldn’t be only 20,000 contribution points but a lot more. He estimated it to be at least 50,000 points.

People from the Mission Tower really came the day after, but what they told them was completely different from what Long Haochen had expected. This was because they brought Long Haochen the news that the mission had been completed. Therefore, they received the reward of the mission after it had been upgraded to kings grade
After getting this news, everyone from the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad was elated.

“We are rich…” Lin Xin’s ghost-like voice resounded in the whole villa.


  • carlo arcenal

    1st… Finally. Thanks for the translation toto

  • Majk

    RICH!! WE ARE RICH!! DRUGS FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!!

    • Evilage

      Big bro has more dugs now xD

    • Schattenbach

      Only for squadmates and paying customers, though.

      • Luke Confidential

        And first timers. Give it free once, get paid for life.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          To be fair the drugs effect is pretty much shown by the sheer difference in the teams durability at withstanding that last fiend commanders attacks. The 4th’s shield warrior barely blocked one blow while Sima Xian and Wang Yuanyuan who aren’t even defense classes held out for multiple ones. They also didn’t have to break their arms to do it too. If that isn’t enough to make you want to buy I don’t know what is.

  • Steven Lemasson

    21st quad will get something like 130k point and 4th soldier squad will get something like 70k point, good for them^^

    I hope they wont bring the 4th squad for the next mission^^ i would miss li xin in that case though.

    • Daene Kendrick

      I do not foresee any joint missions for a while at least due to the lengthy recovery required by Cai’er. Secondly Lin Xin will need time to sort through the spoils to sell, cultivate, and research he said he once saw the recipe for the 1k spirit increase pills and I’m sure they have plenty of materials, probably will be rich in both cash and cp just from selling the corpses and pills he can make in bulk that they don’t use anymore. Li Xin will probably be the only non team member who doesn’t pay atleast not full price for pills so she can reach the 5th step finally and work on their seeping friendship. New equipment, skills, and r&r for the time being maybe a trip or 2 into the hidden tower. Maybe even a family reunion or 2

  • Schattenbach

    If they hang that guy, there literally won’t be any heads rolling as long as they don’t mess the execution up too much.

    • Steven Lemasson

      i was surprised that lhc didnt stand up for the guys sentanced to death by hanging but considering caier condition i can understand why

      • Schattenbach

        Well, it’s as that scary granny – are all summoners so … aggressive? – said … what that offical did was basically “murder by (inaction?)” … not to mention all those lives that would’ve been lost if that demon hunting squad would’ve actually been killed (due to their absence as well as due to the incredible distrust other demon hunting squads would have towards the mission tower).

        • Jonathan Hurd

          To be fair I can kind of sympathize with the summoner granny being aggressive since she just found out some asshole just threw her granddaughter to the wolves because he was trying to cover his ass.

          • Schattenbach

            They obviously have their own reasons for their behaviour … I was just talking about that all those summoners (we know thus far) seem to be quite a bit more, well, outspoken and vicious whenever the situation warrants … whenever they feel wronged or displeased, they will others know who they’ve messed with.

      • Evilage

        Well that guy risked 13 peoples lifes without giving a worrying about anything, plus among the 13 people are some of the most talented people who will probably affect this war alot if not ending it, so basically he has to take responsibility for his actions and haochen wont argue with the alliance for the sake of a guy who he barely knows.

  • Evilage

    Mission was completed…? Then that mean 200k points
    they really are rich
    i’m sad that they are ending this matter too quitely, i wanted a little more problems to come like shen yue and grandpa yang getting angry at the mission tower
    alas it didnt happen
    Well 5 more sponsored chapters left for now, thanks toto and sponsors for being so awesome

    • Schattenbach

      Both grandpas still got plenty of time for getting angry at the mission tower and it would be extremely strange if Cai’er’s grandpa isn’t going to visit her soon.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        They are hanging one guy and imprisoning a bunch of others for at least 10 years. They are keeping this on the down low mostly because they need the demon hunt squads to trust them. It is not wrong to say that if the Demon Hunt Squads rebelled they could probably single handedly overthrow the temple alliance.

        • Steven Lemasson

          From what i read arent titled demon squad in charge of the tower mission and they supposedly take turn, does that mean that they will hang like a supreme expert, or theyll just hang a random secretary or something of the mission tower as an example.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            They’re hanging the guy LHC originally talked to. The idiot secretary that didn’t even report the fuck up to his higher ups and tried to cover it up. Basically the punishment is happening to the people at the bottom of the ladder because the news of this fuck up never made it higher.

          • Robin

            Exactly, the clerk will be hanged and the higher ups responsible for this mess will be jailed. The titled DHS is only the leader in name as explained above. They can’t be held responsible since they are probably not even inside of the city – which by the way kind of makes the system nonsensical, but okay. They can’t risk to spread news about this case because no DHS would any longer trust the Mission Tower to handle their missions which would lead the system to instantly break down and weaken the Alliance enourmously.

            I believe that Ying Suifeng will report back to his Temple Head because it concerns his great-granddaughter and Sheng Yue will pop up suddenly like he used to do before to visit the 21st DHS. This could also be fun. ^^

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I don’t think the titled Demon Hunt Squad is not in the city. I think the problem is bureaucracy. They sit at the top and there are over 30 squads that we currently know about all doing things and having missions. The fact was that word of this fuck up was never passed upwards. If it was one of those members could have easily rushed out. It is hard though to respond to a situation no one made you aware of.

  • Draconic

    Thanks for the new chapter!
    I wonder what the Alliance thinks of the Necromancers. Probably they would be very surprised to learn that Haochen became the successor of one…

    • Steven Lemasson

      Its holy necromancy not death necromancy, who knows maybe they were like
      supreme heroes during the glorious era. And maybe the radiant church is
      like evil behind the scene like in coiling dragon^^ not enough info at
      that time to determine how deep in shit would lhc be if his secret were
      to be discovered.

      But the fact that the alliance do not want at all cost that necromancy fall in demons hand let me believe that they would have no problem to use this power against the demon, they need after all all the power they can get considering the demon god slayer squad is suppose to be near its end (5 year)

  • Draconic

    Thanks for the new chapter!
    I wonder what the Alliance thinks of the Necromancers. Probably they would be very surprised to learn that Haochen became the successor of one…

    • Steven Lemasson

      Its holy necromancy not death necromancy, who knows maybe they were like
      supreme heroes during the glorious era. And maybe the radiant church is
      like evil behind the scene like in coiling dragon^^ not enough info at
      that time to determine how deep in shit would lhc be if his secret were
      to be discovered.

      But the fact that the alliance do not want at all cost that necromancy fall in demons hand let me believe that they would have no problem to use this power against the demon, they need after all all the power they can get considering the demon god slayer squad is suppose to be near its end (5 year)

      • Jonathan Hurd

        From the other stories I have read from this author and even how the author portrays the demons I don’t think the necromancers and the Radiant Church’s relationship will be as simple as good/evil or black/white.

        I think the big fear for the alliance is the demons getting stronger from using the tower for their own purpose. The problem for them using the Tower themselves is that they don’t really know how stable or safe it is. I mean thousands of years have passed since Elux went to sleep. We know almost nothing about him as a person. Though he has chosen LHC as his disciple that was under the assumption LHC is a necromancer. We have no clue how Elux might react to knowing that he was kind of tricked and the new changes that have occurred in the world. It all kind of depends on Elux’s personality and how the necromancers viewed humanity.

        • Steven Lemasson

          Im quite sure demon cant use the tower as it is associated with the holy light element, so all skills secret and power can t be used by them. The most they could do is prevent the human to access it i guess.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair… I know that, you know that, and LHC definitely knows that… Sadly the Temple Alliance does not. Remember how LHC was so surprised that there even could be a light based Necromancer. I get the feeling people in the Temple Alliance default to the idea of darkness necromancers. If that tower was built by darkness necros for darkness necros then there is a really high chance that the demons could use it way better than humans.

          • Luke Confidential

            I wonder if the Demon God Hunters might know anything about that. They’ve had 300 years to accumulate knowledge and experience, and they may have had personal interactions with people in the vicinity of 200 years old in their youth.

    • Majk

      Personally I believe that while LHCs reaction wasn’t good the people at
      the top of the alliance might actually find it ok since it will boost
      their power (LHC his team and anyone who he will allow to train in the
      tower). So while they would probably forbid him from spreading the
      knowledge of necromancy and scold him for hiding it (or maybe make it so
      that only people who can become holy necromancers will be made into
      ones) I don’t think that their reaction will be as dramatic as LHC
      imagined.

      After all lets not forget the the necromancers where
      powerful enough to fight the church which is estimated to have been even
      stronger than the current alliance so having even a few selected people
      learn it could have great benefits.

      • Steven Lemasson

        ha cant allow to much ppl in the tower because the elemental essence in the tower is provided by the soul energy absorbed by lhc necklace. I think that only his team will reap the benefit from the tower.

        • Luke Confidential

          Maybe big sis now and then.

          • Steven Lemasson

            if she ditch the 4th squad to be with lhc and his husband to be lin xin in the 21mst squad i guess she could use it too^^

          • Luke Confidential

            She’s not ditching her squad. She’s a Knight, loyalty is one of their critical attributes.

            Now, she might become Han Yu’s Retainer Knight if her squad is dissolved [such as because somebody dies.]

          • Steven Lemasson

            only retribution knight can have retainer if i remember it right. and can retainer take retainer?^^

          • Luke Confidential

            Any knight can have a retainer knight. Han Qian is a Guardian Knight and he’s the one who had the ritual.

            As for retainers taking retainers, I am quite sure that it is possible, however the bonus Innate Spiritual Energy effect likely only applies to the retainer’s base value.

            Then again, LHC’s Fairy-boosted Innate Spiritual Energy applies to the equation, so maybe Han Yu’s retainer-boosted ISE would as well [for the duration of his time as a Retainer.]

            Her becoming LHC’s retainer would be more appropriate, but he’s already stretching himself having three, and Han Yu is certainly also a high quality Knight and one who would have at least matched his Grandfather [if not desperately struggling and eventually breaking through into the 9th step] without the Retainer Contract.

          • Steven Lemasson

            According to the rules and regulations of the Demon Hunt Squads, this
            kind of existences called retenues are normally not allowed, but knight
            retenues are the exception. If a knight is a Retribution Knight, then he
            is permitted to have a training Guardian Knight as his retinue. It is
            because in regard to Demon Hunt Squads, Guardian Knights are extremely
            useful. chap 95

          • Luke Confidential

            Ohhh, that’s what it was. Guardian Knights CAN have Retainer Knights, they just aren’t permitted to bring them along as part of a Demon Hunt Squad.

            EDIT: Technically Han Yu is a loophole. He’s not actually part of the Demon Hunt Squad, he’s a retainer to it.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair I kind of like the idea of this giant chain of retainer knights sharing talent, lol. LHC gives his to Han Yue, Sima, and Asura Ye. They then share theirs…. We have a pyramid scheme for increasing our Knights, lol.

        • Majk

          Well he can always go out onto the battlefield and get as many souls of the dead as he need.
          The concern would be that he would be taking the soul power from the people on the side of the alliance (or maybe soul power is just a part of the soul like the more you have the sooner you will be reincarnated oe something in which case its no problem) but If he keep learning necromancy which he will since he has no choice he should quickly learn how to determine form who the soul power will be taken.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Kevin Cazad

    We are Rich!!

    • Luke Confidential

      Filthy stinking rich!

      • Jonathan Hurd

        In the eternal words of Dave Chappelle…. “I’m RICH BIATCH!”

        • Nikola Mircevski

          Ima bet they will spend 70 k on the spirit pills 1k spirit aint little

  • Andrew L

    Thanks for the chapter! Since it keeps talking about 20,000 contribution points, is the 200,000 from the first line of last chapter a typo?

    • Captain Facts

      Even if they failed, they were to get 20 K points. LHC didn’t believe they would be considered as succeeded, so he only expected 20K, or later 50K considering hey we’re wronged. I think 200K is the current reward for the mission.

      Although I don’t know if there will be a bonus or not considering that guy didn’t even freakin’ report that a squad had ventured into waters vastly out of their depth.

      • Robin

        They got the 200,000 credit points under the condition that they keep silent about the whole matter. Haochen was so surprised because he did expect a certain compensation, aka like 50K but not the whole reward for the king grade mission.

        • Steven Lemasson

          im pretty sure that the discovery of the remnant of the necromancer is worth much more but to a rookie team 200k is more than enough 🙂

          • Robin

            Haochen profited already greatly from this find so this is an adequate reward. But yeah, I would love to see grandpa Han’S reaction if he learned what really happened in the cavern.

            I loved his reaction to this matter. He is doubly involved since the mess endangered his little disciple who is also the future hope of the Knight Temple AND his own grandson.

          • Senros

            Lol, if Caier’s granpa knew about what happened to LHC’s demon squad, the Mission Tower would have gotten some forceful reorganization, meaning reorganization through killing. It really would have been amusing to see his reaction. When Caier spilled blood, because of the shock that Haochen didn’t pick her for his demon squad that granpa wanted to kill him and almost went ballistic. Caier now had 3 senses disabled. If he doesn’t go ballistic when he gets to know about it then that would be weird.

          • Schattenbach

            Wasn’t it 4 senses (everything expect touch and being able to feel spiritual energy as well as killing intent)?

          • Daene Kendrick

            Just imagine the reaction from LHC’s father that they needlessly risked his sons life. True he wants him to go to the school of hardknocks but needless risk was never part of that school.
            He is the 2nd thrones master Slaughter is his method

          • Schattenbach

            Actually, I think that the Eternal Melody pendant might contain several secret 9th step light elemental spells so the total gain (even while ignoring what incredible piece of equipment that pendant seems to be) cannot be possibly estimated at the moment as it’s just too great.

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Captain Facts

    Man…The mission tower really screwed up this time. Just the one person dying is already a lighter punishment than I expected.

    So it was 200K points right? That’ll be useful.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I am so hoping we get to hear about what they buy in the next chapter. I have been anticipating this reward since we read the missions points was upped to 200k way back when.

  • Renegade

    Wow they will execute someone? None of them seemed phased a person will be killed.

    • Steven Lemasson

      The person directly responsible has been condemned to execution by hanging

    • Robin

      Remember that Haochen killed a man in Haoyue City when he was still about 12 years old. He killed him in cold blood after fighting him in a duel. Death is simply a matter of cause in this world and if someone has messed up that badly, it is a natural punishment.

      • Steven Lemasson

        i remember li xin was shocked because he didnt seem affected and lhc said something like evil ennemies are basically the same as demon beast and thats what his teacher xingyu taught him.

        • Robin

          Yeah, something like that. He says that a kill is a kill and any weakness towards an enemy could kill yourself.

        • Schattenbach

          Xingyu is – at least by the Demon God Slayers – considered to be too dogmatic, though.

      • Renegade

        Very good point. For what has been done, punishment was necessary. Their views wouldn’t have changed even if 10 plus had to be executed. Thanks!

    • Jonathan Hurd

      The thing to remember is that they are a part of the military. The secretary put soldiers lives in danger because of negligence. That is worthy of a court marshal even in our world much less this one where the idiot risked some of the most important fighting forces they own. This also goes as a warning to everyone else. Take your job seriously and do it properly. They have the demon hunt squads lives in their hands. Since he was willing to lose them he should be ready to lose his.

  • Blaxus

    At first I thought the punishment was a little severe but then after realizing that they actually withheld the information and not that they had already left at the time then it’s understandable, they really fvcked up.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      They did already leave when the mission was updated. I believe they were 5 days out when the new info about the mission arrived. The biggest problem was they could of told the higher ups and one of those people with 7th or 8th step power could have rushed out to stop the two demon hunt squads. The biggest failing of all though is they put up a mission without investigating it. The scouting beforehand was just terrible. Nobody can properly prepare if they are given faulty intel to work with.

  • Blaxus

    Lol, after clearing that mission:

    • Dragon

      Lol too true.

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • Nikola Mircevski

    Kinda dissapointed grandpa doesnt find out. Would have been lovely to see that rage

    • Luke Confidential

      It might still be coming. The 21st and 4th agreed to keep their mouths shut, but granduncle Suifeng didn’t [and something tells me as domineering as he is, he lacks the guts to stand up to Grandpa Sheng when inquisited.]

      • Nikola Mircevski

        I think they are to scared to tell him. They wanna keep this low. Telling him will be a bloodbath considering what happened to Caier

        • Robin

          Yes, but he has some spies everyvere and any assasssin who learns about the blindness of Cai’er and is associated with Sheng Yue, will tell him about it if not ordered otherwise (and it is not said that Ying Suifeng’s command would stand a candle against the importance of such a hero). And when he learns about the blindness he will come to inquire from Haochen why he didn’t fulfill his oath to protect her. If he wants to survive he will need to either tell him or tell him to ask Ying Suifeng.

  • Zeth

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  • Anto Wibowo

    They are rich!
    Thank you for the chapter!

  • ZaX

    High risk, high reward. Helps to have family/friends in high places too. Thanks for the chapter

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Inuzuka

    So with the 70/30 split, the 4th Soldier Grade squad gets 60,000 contribution points, or 10,000 for each of their 6 members, while the 21 General Grade squad gets 140,000 contribution points, or 20,000 for each of their 7 members including Han Yu.

    That should be enough for both squads to promote to King’s Grade Demon Hunt Squads right? Then replace all their damaged equipment with a higher tier sets, and spend the rest on a few 5th step hidden skills yeah?

    • Robin

      The decided to abandon the equal spit and give the points to those members who need them the most, therefore we will need to wait and see how they use them. But now they have a lot of possibilities.

      I doubt that they will upgrde so soon. They only survived out of sheer luck and they know it. My guess is that they will use some points to get stronger and improve their skills and stay as a general grade squad for some more time. What they need the most right now is experience and this they can’t buy with CPs.

      • Luke Confidential

        By they you mean the 21st General Grade Squad. I have no doubts the 4th Soldier Grade will be promoting as soon as their stragglers break through the 5th Step.

        I also agree with Soushi, that it’s unlikely one can promote to Commander grade prior to the whole team breaking through the 6th step, and King prior to the whole team breaking through the 7th Step.

        And yeah, the 21st know full well their limits. On their own completing a Commander grade mission would cost them dearly.

    • Soushi

      I think the members should be 6th step to upgrade to king grade.

  • Duuu

    I believe there might be a time jump again not far from now. We experienced their first mission as a cruel one. Next time we see them could be with more experience, a nearly perfect team work, greater skilss etc.

  • Renegade

    Wohoooo they completed it! Damn so that means 200,000. They technically did complete it. Well deserved. That’s enough points for them to chill out now til everyone recovers. Instead of doing 20 missions they got it done in 1.

    • Luke Confidential

      They also got higher quality materials than 10 lesser missions would have given them.

    • setyroth

      They need to give the 4th soldier squad their share so not quite 200k outright from the reward; though they’ll make it out with everything else anyway.

      • Daene Kendrick

        160k total without selling any materials just for the 21st 60k total for the 4th

        • Rudeus Greyrat

          More like 140k. The distribution was 70%-30%

  • Schattenbach

    So with at least 100,000 contribution points (sufficient to buy high quality material in the auction house) to play with + the corpses of several high-ranking demons + 7 months of free time, Lin Xin’s at least going to quadruple their wealth, right?

  • Iric Alexis

    so LHC got the rewards 200k and hiding necromancer inheritance for his own ass.. nice.,

  • icicle

    big bro has drugs is finally content with his finances