Shen Yin Wang Zuo Chapter 269


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 269: Challenge accepted (I)

Long Haochen was kind-hearted, but not inflexible. Since the other party wanted to bully their side, how could they leave it at that?

“I don’t have an absolute confidence because many variables have to be taken into account. Although the opponent is at the fifth step, he should be at the peak of the fifth step right now, and his combat experience won’t be inferior to ours.” Long Haochen stated calmly.

Wang Yuanyuan asked, “Captain, how much confidence do you have to win?”

When Long Haochen smiled, his sunlit smiling face caused Wang Yuanyuan to become blank, “I’d say 90%”

“90%?” Luc Xi stared at Long Haochen with wide eyes, “Haochen if I may ask, at which rank of the fifth step are you now?” The trust he originally had in Long Haochen actually stemmed from his powerful mount Haoyue as well as the Light Elemental Fairy.

Long Haochen looked at this fifth brother from afar, “Should be about the same as him.”

“The peak of the fifth step?” Luc Xi took a deep breath. Let alone him, everyone from the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad gave Long Haochen startled looks. At the time they took on the mission of Exploring the Desolate Hissing Cavern, Long Haochen’s spiritual energy was still only a little more than 3,000, so there was quite a gap before reaching the ninth rank of the fifth step. But after such a short time, he had already reached the peak of the fifth step? What sort of magic was that?

Sima Xian fiddled with his fingers, lowering his head towards Long Haochen’s ears, “Then what are you waiting for, boss? Since someone came to give us a gift, you should accept it. They cannot possibly have 1,000,000 contribution points, but since they managed to reach the level of a general grade Demon Hunt Squad, I estimate that they should have no less than 100,000 contribution points in store. We will just have to take out 10,000 contribution points, this way even if we lose it will be no big deal.”

“Losing what? Do you think our boss could lose? Since he came to swindle us, we will teach him a lesson.” Lin Xin said with a very fierce smile.

He was currently very excited, and his narcissistic side seemed to have gone rampant.

Long Haochen winked an eye, “Isn’t ten times a bit too much… How about it, Lin Xin, I’ll hand all my contribution points to you, and only keep 10,000 for now.”

As the one responsible for the whole team’s finances, the handling of contribution points was naturally under Lin Xin’s control as well. This guy was not only a money grubber, but a real miser, having a very good ability at haggling over prices. No one else was more suited than him to be called the team’s god of wealth.

Chen Ying’er revealed a little smile, “Captain, so you are following bad examples now…”

It was for the sake of the bet that Long Haochen wanted to keep only 10,000 contribution points.

Lin Xin winked at him, and after receiving thousands of contribution points, he had an excited and crafty look.

With large strides, Long Haochen headed towards the Transaction Center, immediately confronting this fifth brother.

He didn’t wear any special attire, and showed a puerile smile that would have a strong persuasiveness, which gave great self-confidence to the worried third brother and sixth sister who came up with such a bad idea. How high could the cultivation level of such young Demon Hunters probably be? Even if they were especially remarkable, they would at most have just broken through to the fifth step. And after having spent five years as a Demon Hunter, this fifth brother had already gone through the baptism of fire and water on countless occasions.

“Mister fifth brother, I am willing to accept this mission. Please tell me, how much contribution points do you think I should stake on it?” Long Haochen asked respectfully.

The fifth brother smiled, “Bet as many as you wish. It will depend on how many contribution points you have gathered.”

Long Haochen looked hesitant, “With the mission our team has just completed plus the contribution points we gained during the period of test, we should have about 10,000 contribution points. Can I stake all of them?” As he said this, he lowered his head with some embarrassment.

It was fortunate that the others didn’t follow Long Haochen over, otherwise, they would have had to greatly re-evaluate their opinion on Long Haochen. In contrast to his kindhearted character, he was clearly being dishonest now.

The fifth brother’s eyes lit up, but he looked a bit hesitant, glancing at his sixth sister standing next to him.

She nodded to him, with a little gesture.

The fifth brother immediately made up his resolve, declaring indignantly, “Okay, then let’s gamble for 10,000 contribution points. If you win, we will pay you ten times this amount. Please wait for me at the side of the Great Stadium. We will do this at the Warrior Stadium.”

Long Haochen shook his head, “I am uncomfortable with doing this at the Warrior Stadium. I’m more used to the Knight Stadium.”

The fifth brother started to laugh in spite of himself, “What? Are you afraid of me swindling you or what? Okay, we can do this at the Knight Stadium too.”

“Many thanks, senior.” Long Haochen saluted him once again, but at the time he turned around, his lips were involuntarily forming a smile.

Seeing his leaving figure, the third brother couldn’t help but say, “Fifth brother, I’m afraid this kid isn’t so simple. 10,000 contribution points is a huge amount for a newly formed Demon Hunt Squad. At this time, only losing 5,000 contribution points almost caused our whole team to fall apart. Since he dared to take out 10,000 contribution points, he surely has confidence in himself. Shouldn’t we first investigate which team he belongs to?”

His fifth brother proudly replied, “Third brother, you are really gutless. Don’t tell me his age could be faked? Sixth sister, come on.” Saying this, he extended his hand towards his sixth sister.

The girl raised her hand, from which appeared an exquisite sculpture releasing rich fluctuations of magical power. Without hesitation she handed it to him.

The fifth brother was more straightforward than the third, “With this thing, do you think I can still lose? Let’s go, third brother. We shall borrow some contribution points. Let’s gather those 100,000 contribution points and then go to the Knight Stadium.”

Long Haochen told his comrades about the arrangement, “Let’s go then. We should head there first and wait for them to arrive.”

Lin Xin chuckled in joy, “Boss, you go first. I am heading with Captain Luc to the Transaction Center to take a look.”

Thinking that he wanted to buy a gift for Li Xin, Long Haochen agreed, leading the others to the Knight Stadium.

Lin Xin and Luc Xi looked at each other, and the two of them rapidly headed towards the Transaction Center. In few short moments, a rumor was spread on the first and the second floor of the center that someone from a newly formed Demon Hunt Squad challenged the fifth brother from the 8th general grade Demon Hunt Squad.

The origin of those news was quite obscure, but the Demon Hunters present on the first and the second floor quickly heard the news. And reportedly, they were intentionally spread by some people.

When Long Haochen arrived at the Knight Stadium, after explaining the situation to Cai’er on the way, the staff members looked at his arrival with bewildered glances. Still, the staff members naturally wouldn’t say anything since this was a matter between Demon Hunt Squads, which they couldn’t get involved with.

Han Yu said in a low voice, “Master, be very careful! The combat experience of those people is very high as they completed many missions as Demon Hunters. They surely aren’t weak in battle.”

Long Haochen nodded, “I know.”

Sima Xian leisurely remarked, “Hehe, old friend, don’t be nervous. Waiting for the contribution points to be handed to us is all we have to do is. After the profit we made this time, we will not have to take more missions for the time being, and can calmly wait for our vice-captain to recover.”

Sima Xian and Han Yu were the same on this regard, they were both delighted and sincerely willing to follow Long Haochen, regarding him as their boss. More than anything else, this was because of the the beneficial increase of their internal spiritual energy, which naturally accelerated their personal cultivation. This was something for which Sima Xian was extremely grateful to Long Haochen. In fact, to take him as his third retainer knight, Long Haochen took a great risk.

Sitting in the resting area, Long Haochen calmly waited. However, for a while, the fifth brother didn’t come, but many people unrelated to the duel filled the stands. They were mostly youths, and at most middle-aged people. After entering the stadium, they looked for a seat, as if waiting for a show to begin. Among them, Long Haochen saw a few familiar faces, like the members of Yang Wenzhao’s second soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad, or Duan Yi’s third soldier grade Demon Hunt Squad, all of whom were present.

Those two captains directly went to sit beside Long Haochen.

“Brother Long, I see that you made quite some noise this time.” Yang Wenzhao glanced at the nearby Chen Ying’er, revealing a helpless expression as he spoke in a low voice.

Long Haochen naturally knew what he was referring to, straightening his shoulders he said, “Such a mistake from the Mission Tower doesn’t only involve our team.”

Yang Wenzhao took a long breath before nodding, “The Alliance still handled this matter promptly. Otherwise, it would certainly have caused dissatisfaction among all the Demon Hunt Squads. Tell me, why did you go after this 8th general grade Demon Hunt Squad? This is clearly a trap from experienced people aiming to swindle newcomers like us out of our contribution points. We have previously run into the same kind of seniors, but I refused their proposition. Do you feel confident?”

Long Haochen smiled at him, “I am not absolutely confident, but we newcomers aren’t so easy to bully. Even if we don’t win, it’s no problem since this is a rate of one to ten. It was a low amount of contribution points that I betted.”

Yang Wenzhao confidently replied, “Then it’s good. Just treat it as a sparring match. Still, it’s really good to have you as fellow soldiers. I am supporting you, at the betting stands. I have already placed a bet of a hundred contribution points on you.”

“Betting stands? What do you mean by betting stands?” Long Haochen hesitantly asked.

Yang Wenzhao had a surprised reaction, “Isn’t this stand opened by you guys? It’s Lin Xin! And he was with the captain of the 4th Demon Hunt Squad, Luc Xi. That’s right, how is it that Lin Xin was together with Luc Xi? The betting stands they opened were really large, but if you lose, I’m afraid it will cost you a considerable amount of contribution points.”

Long Haochen didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry when hearing that, “What a money grubber! And I had been wondering why he ran off to the Transaction Center… Was he the one who notified you? ”

Yang Wenzhao chuckled, “Not only did he notify us, but he also told us to spread the news that those veterans were bullying newcomers. And that after this, even if we don’t file a complaint to the Alliance, the other teams of our generation should receive the information to prevent anyone else from being duped again. Rest at ease, Lin Xin is very crafty and opened the stakes at one against thirty. That’s to say, if you lose, it’s just a thirtieth part. Thus, you shouldn’t have too much to compensate.”


  • SYWZ fan

    Lin dim and luc xi made me laugh with the betting stands.

    • Evilage

      Lin xin*
      lol that typo

      • Sarlisark

        indeed

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Typo….. yeah…. lets go with that…

          • Ragnarok

            Big Bro-has-Cash?

          • Evilage

            Big Bro-Has-drugwaifu-&-Points

    • Sarlisark

      well it does fit their personalitys, and really all of us expect LHC to win. Just imagine how much they will gain after winning just by the bets made by the spectators additonal to 100k from the other squad

    • Robin

      Isn’t it fun? I laughed sooooo hard. This is the best way to get back at those cheaters.

      • ShelfCloud

        Seriously, when I read: “Isn’t this stand opened by you guys? It’s Lin Xin!”, that was just too much… XD

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Honestly originally I was impatient to see what they would buy before this started. Now I just can’t wait to see the fight and enjoy, hahahaha. LHC’s team is going to go down in history as getting rich the fastest of all Demon Hunt Squads in history.

          • Robin

            And with ONE official mission at that. ^^

    • Schattenbach

      Lin Xin, god of wealth

      • Stephen_H

        “Greed is Good ” – Gekko

  • Robin

    “Even if we don’t win, it’s no problem since this is a rate of one to
    ten. It was a low amount of contribution points that I betted.”

    Haochen is simply cool. XD

    • Evilage

      He said that And when wenghao found out about the amount oh man
      i can simply picture his face and thoughts
      “How the hell are you that rich”.

      • Robin

        It is the perfect way to give us our desired share of shocked reactions. Haochen can portray his new strength and their wealth at the same time and after so many DH watched the match the 21st DHS will be famous.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          What I love is that the other Demon Hunt Squads don’t know that LHC’s is already a General Grade, lol! Somebody better clean that floor because after that reveal and LHC wins everyone’s jaws are going to hit the ground.

          • setyroth

            Them referring to LHC squad as a soldier squad is definitely the best part! I burst out laughing when I heard that.

          • Robin

            Yes, this was extremely cute. How did Cai’er advise Ying’er, you can not always judge by appearence. This is something even a blind girl knew.

          • Luke Confidential

            I don’t think he did explicitly refer to them as another soldier squad, but rather as fellow soldiers in this war.

            Think about it, Wenzhao knows about the mess with the Mission Tower, he clearly doesn’t know the depth of the reward, but he very well may know that LHC’s team promoted.

          • Robin

            Probably. His grandpa will have learned about the trouble as well and has probably told him. He talks to Haochen and doesn’t mind Duan Yi hearing this talk but he doesn’t seem to know the details of it. Probably only that the Tower messed up, the 21st DHS survived and the Tower was punished. He doesn’t even seem to know that the 21st general grade DHS had partnered up with the 4th soldier grade DHS or he wouldn’t have asked why Lin Xin and Luc Xi organised the betting stand together. I guess he and Duan Yi will be sulky when they learn that Haochen went to them first to borrow the points and they profited that much from the cooperation. In the future everyone will want to cooperate with Haochen and his team. XD

  • Evilage

    oh god i can almost picture yang wanghao’s face from that preview
    cant stop laughing xD
    lf lin xin existed in this world i’m pretty sure he’ll be a billionaire
    and boy those 8th general grade people are in for a show
    but knowing haochen’s mentality he might return the money or something(atleast i think so)

    • ShelfCloud

      And I hope Haochen tells him how much they have in total. That face would be even better. I absolutely can not wait for the next chapter now.

      • Evilage

        Imagine a general grade squad having 300,000 points
        they are more rich! Yay

        • Ragnarok

          I am hoping Han Qian and the Hall Masters come to watch for the jokes. Massive audience, top betting and then that 8th general squad just gets demolished.

          • Robin

            Should be enough to attract attention. I thought about this as well. But even if they don’t come to watch, they will learn about this duel sooner or later.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Well it is happening in the middle of the Knight Arena and they aren’t being particularly quiet about it. I would be more surprised if the upper echelon doesn’t find out since it involves demon hunt squads.

          • Robin

            And it is an official duel with the officials of the Knight Temple responsible for the stadium present. Especially after the trouble with the Mission Tower the day before the Alliance should pay close attention to the matters of the DHSs. No way they don’t learn about this. Especially since Haochen should have left a deep impression during the DHS competition.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            They do admittedly need a referee and if it is going to be two people of the 5th step going at it especially Demon Hunters I think they will probably bring in a 8th stepper to moderate for safeties sake.

          • Luke Confidential

            Not necessarily 8th, but definitely at least 7th.

          • Robin

            Yes, like during the competition when a participant was at the fifth step. I think they can get an official to make the referee if paying a certain fee. This will be fun because within the Knights Temple the news about a promising youngster should have spread after the competition. So the referee knows probably more about the equalness of the duel than the challenging warrior.

          • Viv Lih

            “Grand-master!” XD

            And maybe some of those 7th step powerhouses that accompanied them to Exorcist Pass?

          • Robin

            Right, I forgot about them. It is not sure that the Mythrill Knights are in town and not on a mission, but the news about this duel will spread after all.

          • Kaarme

            At that point the 8th general grade squad would likely begin to wonder what on earth is going on and just who their randomly chosen opponent is.

          • Robin

            Oh, they already started to have some tiny doubts. But now it is absolutely too late for regret. I guess the guy won’t be able to hold back at all, even after running off his mouth like this before. That will be the loss of a lot of face for him. He will probably leave the stadium in a state of deep shame.

    • Robin

      Well as said above, if he wins, he will receive ten times the amount he invested:
      “Okay, then let’s gamble for 10,000 contribution points. If you win, we will pay you ten times this amount.”

      So the 8th general grade DHS would need to pay them 100,000 contribution points. I guess if he will help them out depends on how pissed he is about the fraud. I guess they don’t even know that he is fighting a DHS of the same grade as themselves. ^.^

      • Jonathan Hurd

        No way in hell LHC just gives them back, imo. I can imagine some sort of exchange like what happened between LHC’s team and Luc Xi’s. LHC is kind but he does not allow himself to be bullied or show mercy to his enemies. He honestly has no reason to feel sorry for them especially since they came to extort his teams hard earned points. As the saying goes… ‘if your going to bet be prepared to lose’.

        • Robin

          But if the leader appears and apologizes he will surely come to an agreement with him. Maybe in exchange of a support agreement or some kind of loan. We will need and wait for this but it is not impossible with a character like Haochen. Others would stay strict after such evil intended bullying but not our favorit little hero.

          • setyroth

            I think the theory on the leader being Luc Xi’s senior brother needs to come true for LHC to back down. LHC is kind but he’s also not one to show weakness.

          • Luke Confidential

            If the boss IS Luc Xi’s brother it seems more likely Luc Xi would make the loan in exchange for services or interest. His team has plenty of points overall [and is surely getting a share of the profits off Lin Xin’s stand, since they did it together]

          • Viv Lih

            Well, it would actually make more sense for the deal to stay between the 21 General Grade DHS and the 8th, considering that if LHC wins, they will still have to uphold their 100,000 point end of the deal. They will probably end up working out some deal in which LHC’s squad receives the point at a later date with interest, and well as give them the loan, so that they can upgrade from the general grade.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Oh yeah, don’t get me wrong LHC will definitely be willing to talk and make a deal. I’m just saying these points aren’t coming back for free. There is going to be some sort of exchange or cooperation for them at the very least. They have no right to whine about losing when they decided to bet. As I said in another post what makes me laugh is if they just talked to LHC and explained I am sure he would of been willing to come to an understanding and help them. They choose to try and cheat him so therefore they get this….

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Thank you Toto :D. So happy the next chapter is sponsored this is going to be fun.

    Also, I had a feeling Lin Xin was going to milk this for all its worth, but that is freaking hilarious. Doesn’t this mean that if LHC wins Yang Wenzhao now gets 30 times his bet of a 100 contribution points? God after this whole thing is over I can’t believe i’m saying this but they might have even more contribution points than they got from that freaking King Grade mission, lol!

    • Robin

      Just wait a little. *evil grin*

    • Schattenbach

      Yang Wenzhao starts out with being worried about his financee, though …

      • Jonathan Hurd

        That is definitely still a cute element to his character.

        • Robin

          It definitely is. So is his helplessness in all matters concerning her. Such a little girl is simply twisting him around her finger.

          • Evilage

            I know that Pedophile…

          • Luke Confidential

            Ying-Er is likely in the vicinity of 14, Yang Wenzhao is likely 18, perhaps 17.

            Are you really going to call him a pedo over 3-4 years when their parents arranged their marriage and he’s chosen to follow their will and view her as his bride-to-be?

  • Hi everyone, I have a little question, I tried reorganizing one of the only three ads banners on the site by placing it at the end of the page (right below index), but I have been struggling a bit.

    Can I ask you whether it has been done successfully? If not, I will try to correct its placement, or at worse to move it back to the previous position.

    • Viv Lih

      I’m reading this on my phone, so it may be different, but I don’t think it worked. All three are still at the top.

    • Pc Cloud

      One is at the top of the site, one on the right site and one is beneath the text, but above the index.

      • Chuck N

        Same here, one at top, one at right, on on bottom.

      • Stephen_H

        Same here, one at the top, one to the right and one above index.

    • Sarlisark

      one at the top, one on the right, but no third.

    • Kaarme

      I’m using Firefox and only see one on the right and one below the chapter. To be honest, I don’t even remember how they used to be, aside from the vertical ad on the right.

  • setyroth

    Oh this is gonna be real good ^^ *rubshands*

  • Alex Drake

    This is already shaping up to be GLORIOUS

  • Ragnarok

    Lmao oh my god those scrubs are done. Thanks for the chapter lol

    • Taku Fuji

      you have to feel sorry for their captain lol. hes actually training while his whole team is screwing arround

      • Robin

        Not his whole team. We know of three members of his team srewing up, with him in seclusion there is still one member unaccounted for. This member could learn about the duel and inform their chief.

        • Luke Confidential

          Two member unaccounted for.

          • Robin

            You are right, I forgot one. Normal squads do have six members, not five.

  • Schattenbach

    Yang Wenzhao apperantly considers himself Haochen’s rival, so … he should be quite surprised to know by just how much Haochen already surpassed him.

    • Robin

      He will be even more surprised when he learns how strong Haochen is right now. When they met Wenzhao was even stronger than Haochen but now he left him in the dust. Having him as spectator will be so much fun!

      • ShelfCloud

        By now I am regretting that all of this did not happen a few weeks later. By then Haochen would have become a Radiant Knight and everything would be even more glorious.

        • Robin

          Maybe this fight to the limits will help him break through the bottleneck. Now he can use his strength without his or his comrades’ life on the line and focus on the stuff he learned.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Admittedly it can only help him grow stronger, and also this is the perfect way to show off to everyone just how strong he has gotten after all the things he has collected.

  • Viv Lih

    Anybody have any ideas about that sculpture the sixth sister pulled out? It doesn’t seem to be drugs, of course, and using a sculpture as a weapon or armor seems a bit of a stretch as well. Perhaps it’s a spiritual stove that can bind to more than one person? Though that also seem to be a bit of a stretch.

    • ShelfCloud

      I wondered about that as well. Perhaps it is some kind of storing device? The power stored within could give them a boost.

      Or since it was the summoner that pulled it out, perhaps it can summon something? There are many possibilites…

      • Viv Lih

        The summoning theory is a good one, seems more likely than a spiritual stove. It has to be allowed in the regulations for duels though, so is a warrior allowed to use a summon? Their vocation does not include mounts or magical beasts, does it?

        • setyroth

          Also in favor of the stored summon theory.

          Were there special rules when it came to warriors vs knights in the tournament? Does LHC have the right to use Hao Yue? Would be amusing if warriors-bro summons the thing and Hao Yue just teleports in, fries it, eats it, teleports out.

          • ShelfCloud

            I would pay to see that XD

            And I do not think that it would be against the rules, since it would be simply an attribute of an equipment that would enable him to summon something. Since they can use whatever they want as equipment it shoudl be ok.

          • Robin

            All your own power is allowed. A borrowed summon would not work since it should be obvious for the watching DHSs that it is not his own power as a warrior. The duel has to be fair or not only the referee but also the spectators would surely take the side of the juniors. Mounts are watched as part of a knights’ strength. When Han Yu didn’t summon his mount out of pride he was rebuked for not using all his power, so there is nothing against Haoyue appearing. Only Haochen could think it unfair because he knows how strong Haoyue is. His mount could most likely fry this warrior on his own. 😉

          • Kaarme

            Haochen should think of his priorities, though. Haoyue isn’t just some stupid beast but basically a brother who very much enjoys fighting alongside Haochen. So, it would be unfair not to let him in. Haochen should consider fairness regarding Haoyue higher than unfairness regarding some dumb cheater trying to rip off their points. It’s a good thing they were together at the necromancer’s tower because otherwise it feels like Cai’er is causing so much worry for Haochen that he can’t spare much time for Haoyue.

          • Robin

            Haoyue is his true brother and you are right, Haochen needs to dedicate more time to him. It is a good thing that Haoyue can decide to summon himself if he thinks it worthwile that he supports Haochen during this fight. So even if Haochen would hesitate to summon him, Haoyue will come when he thinks it right. Therefore, it is almost impossible for Haochen to loose this fight.

          • ShelfCloud

            Yes, that should be the case 🙂 After all Hao Yue kept that sixth step undead knight at bay with his external spiritual power alone.

            I just thought that he might be allowed to use this statue to summon something because it might be counted as equipment. And then there are no rules what you may not use. But it is only speculation after all. This statue might be something completely different. So I hope we find out what it really is in the next chapter (or at the very latest in the one after that).

          • Viv Lih

            XD I would pay to see that as well. It would be amazing if SYWZ ever got an anime adaptation more detailed than the manga one. Then we could watch LHC kicking ass in HD

            They never said whether mounts were allowed or not, but they were allowed in the mayches of the Demon Hunt Selection. If any equipment is permitted, then mounts should be as well, especially since multiple summons appears to be integral to the summoners’ vocation.

          • Luke Confidential

            Indeed, the biggest difference between a Knight and a Warrior is the Warrior’s massive External Spiritual Energy [more than 50% over that of a Knight of equivalent rank] and the Knight’s Mount. It would be rather unfair [under normal circumstances] if the mount weren’t allowed.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Btw anyone else notice how LHC’s winning smile blanked even that manly girl Wang Yuanyuan. LHC slowly winning his way into every female’s heart.

    • Robin

      Yep, this was definitely a nice incentive. He is simply radiant. ^^

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I just thought about it and I realized…. In LHC’s team all the girls (Cai’er, Wang Yuanyuan, and Yin Er) are charmed by his good looks and all the boys owe him for joining the team (Han Yu and Sima Xian being his retainers and Lin Xin choosing him). That is an interesting and somewhat weird dominant relationship, lol.

        • Robin

          You are right. If his character was different, he would/could have all of them in his palm. Good thing he is such a goody-two-shoes. He would never exploit his dominant position. Not even with his retainers which was exactly why his teacher entered this subordinate position without any hesitation.

  • Laidra

    thanks for the chapter!

    I´m a little bis worried about the ´exquisite sculpture releasing rich fluctuations of magical power` the woman gave fifth brother. what could it be?

    • Schattenbach

      External spiritual energy boost item to make him invulnerable against 4th step/low 5th step attacks?

      • Luke Confidential

        It seems strange that there would be an item that could make him invulnerable to anything.

        Maybe it’s the equivalent of a holy mantle type effect, creating an aura that absorbs a certain amount of damage and it was created at the 6th step?

  • Captain Facts

    Big brother has bets!

  • Schattenbach

    Equipment was divided into ordinary
    equipment, alloy equipment, magical equipment, spiritual equipment,
    glorious equipment, legendary equipment, epic equipment, immortal
    equipment, and mystical tier equipment, correct? So if Haochen’s sword is at least glorious level (possibly higher) and general grade squads can buy equipment up to legendary tier by accessing the transaction centers of the first and second floor, although unlikely, but he might not have the advantage weapon wise (even with Blue Rain Hibiscus being overwhelming) if his opponent still opts to take out the strongest weapon he can get his hands on for this duel. Though it would be somewhat funny if Haochen actually ended up breaking a legendary tier weapon right then and there …

    • Jonathan Hurd

      He can’t use anything but ordinary weapons (maybe alloy weapon). He said he wouldn’t fight with his own weapons when he offered the duel. The trump card is the magic item he got from his 6th sister. I wonder if it is some kind of pendant that augments armor perhaps….

      • Luke Confidential

        He didn’t actually say that he would be using an ordinary weapon, only that he wouldn’t be using his own weapon.

        It’s possible he’s borrowing the team’s Knight’s weapon or something.

        EDIT: It does say the item in question is sculpture though, so it’s probably a charm of some kind.

  • k1nk4

    thanks for the chapter!

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • Anto Wibowo

    Drug bro sure know how to make profit!
    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Dragon

    Lol Drug bro sure is milking this bet for everything he can glad to see that they care for the other young squads enough to warn them though.

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Luke Confidential

    Holy smokes they really are gambling the x10 multiplier… the wording seemed like a lie in the last chapter.

    Dunno if it was the author’s intention or some clever translating, but well done. Sure caught me off guard.

    • Robin

      It was shady worded before so you were right doubting their word. It would have mde a good scum blaming the Mission Tower while knowing that it isn’t involved. But I guess, in case a young DH WOULD win and the young DHS would really complain to the Tower/Alliance about the promised CPs the Tower was said to pay them, the Alliance would not react nicely towards the DHS who framed them. So it would be highly hypothetical but still a little risky.

    • setyroth

      Them actually bringing the money to make it a simple 1:10 bet does make it a lot more clearer why there was no official involvement on complaints. It’s after all a perfectly legal bet, in a official sparring hall. The only shady part being the lie to get them into it. To intervene under such circumstances does feel like it would be the alliance baby sitting demon hunt squads, as well as intervening into DHS business.

      It also explains why the halls who ensure the proceedings don’t interfere. If it was some 1:1 + rest later situation then it would probably raise too many eyebrows and the halls wouldn’t accept the match.

      Also given that’s the case, LHC pretty much probably used the maximum bet, any higher and either the other party would chicken out of it or not be able to come up with the money.

      • Robin

        I totally agree with what you said.

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Luke Confidential

    Lin Xin is the MASTER profiteer. Drugs, Gambling, you name it.

    He just hasn’t gotten into the prostitution or Protection business yet, but give him time.

    • Evilage

      Yet
      yet…
      li xin will kill him

      • Luke Confidential

        Picture it Evil.

        Li Xin, in a Mafia Tuxedo intimidating shopkeeps into coughing up Protection money.

        • Evilage

          Oh god! I cant believe you made me imagine that, what i saw cant be unseen.
          damn the Xin couple is seriously … amazing

          • Luke Confidential

            And Sima Xian shall be the bald, priestly pimp, complete with a pimped out cane/staff.

    • Robin

      He participated in the protection business when they accompanied the caravan, though. And the goods they reaped in the end were not bad.

      • Luke Confidential

        You misunderstood what I meant by Protection

  • Renegade

    Man Lin xin is awesome! This is going to be fun reading the battle! LHC goes beast mode!

  • Zeth

    Rhank you very much Totobro and Christian!

  • ZaX

    With preparation like this, win or lose it won’t matter much to them. Thanks for the chapter

  • Daene Kendrick

    I wonder how many people bet on LHC to win, and what they bet, 1:30 odds if you win you make 30 times what you bet so 100 points gets you 3000 points. I am pretty sure the bets against LHC will more then cover any loss that may ensue as noone outside the Big Names from the past competition will know of LHC’s prowess and none outside the 13 members of the 4th and 21st know his current power level and the current abilities between Hao Yue and Hao Chen

    The only thing that concerns me is that scuplture object. But I do not think it will completely elimnate the 90% odds LHC gave it may be more of a 75 – 80 % chance with that in play. Simply bc He has the Light Fary, His guardian Stove’s pull technique can distract an opponent, (i think he cant attract an object with that ability), Hao Yue as a companion, Hao Yue as a fusizion, all his techniques (including the assassin technique he learned), his temperment to those who try to take advantage of him and his friends and just the fact he is equal power level to the other person. I do not forsee LHC loosing but I think it may be a good fight.

    How do they explain to their boss not only did we not make the 10k we needed we borrowed to make up the 100k to cover our side of the bet so we owe that money as well, and if any of them bet at the stands on him thats even more they lost.

    • Robin

      The part of borrowing points to swindle some out of “powerless” DHs is a bit illogical. If they have someone who will bowwor them they wouldn’t need to do this altogether. Of course they believe they can return the points immediately but still, a bit illogical.

      • Schattenbach

        I guess it would only make sense if it’s either a promise of repaying the borrowed contribution points on the same day or, if that isn’t enough, the intel to the money lenders that “they’re using ‘that trick’ because they want to teach the new DH Squads a lesson”.

        • Robin

          Yeah, otherwise it wouldn’t really make sense. Or they could have simply borrowed the missing 10,000 CP in the first place.

          • Luke Confidential

            Let’s not forget the borrowing is only an assumption.

            5th Brother might just be taking his time.

          • Robin

            You mean, that he went to borrow some points? I think we can assume that much. He needs to have 100k ready for the bet, and considering that he probably can’t access the total of their teams CP, he won’t have that much on him.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            The big problem that comes with borrowing the 10k CP is that they will need to pay it back. So if they did not make a promise to return it immediately they would probably either have to make a deal like LHC did with Luc Xi or they would need to give some kind of collateral. To be fair though I agree with you why go with the underhanded method when there is a upright path you could have taken >.>.

    • Schattenbach

      Haochen should’ve taken equipment and such into account … and if that object is extremely valuable, then it shouldn’t be one time use, either (thereby somewhat weaker, I guess).

      How do magical beasts compare again to humans (and demons, I guess)? Their rating is usually one step below their actual cultivation level, isn’t it?

  • Marko Bandur

    Lol, Lin Xin founded a good friend on Luc Xi
    Both of them had probably the same idea about this bet stand xD

  • Schattenbach

    It’s intersting that Haochen basicially already obtained everything necessary to be a much stronger knight when compared to the Demon God Slayers leader.

    Internal spiritual energy value close to 100 (allowing him, for example, to perform light elemental magic way beyond that of any light-system mage). A overwhelmingly powerful mount that will grow to boundless hights in the future. One of the most powerful melee weapons the alliance has access to. Still able to choose his divine throne (possibly even that divine throne of Eternity that provides who knows what kind of benefits). All Saint Necromancer Arts and access to necromancy in general (and, if that over 800 year old – if we don’t include the time he slept – necromancer guy is any indicator, then Haochen might be able to extend his live to at least 1000 years, mybe even to forever, without his light magic capabilities suffering in the process the slightest).

    • Schattenbach

      All those future assets will be necessary to both at least partially keep up with Haoyue and protect him while protecting Haoyue during his evolution. Somehow, I think that the event that will force Haochen to embrace those necromancy arts (the only part of his future assets he’s still refusing to make use off) will be when protecting Haoyue during his evolution.

  • Luke Confidential

    I sure hope we manage to keep the sponsored chapters flowing until after this fight concludes.

    • Renegade

      How many chapters is the fight suppose to be?
      I almost thought LHC will do a chop and that would be a end of it. lol But that would be too boring I guess. 🙂

      • Luke Confidential

        It might stretch until the end of the next Title.

        Or it might just be one intense chapter lol

        • Renegade

          Was starting to get curious as to what type of equipment they would get and if they would try to level up with the pill, but that can wait.
          Hoping the fight is pretty awesome. Waiting chapter release!!! haha

          • Luke Confidential

            You and me both *hulk hogan voice* Brother.

            [Or possibly sister.]

  • Ragnarok

    Thanks!

  • jamaicandj

    Thanks for the chapter can’t wait to see this whole challenge go down then see how powerful our team 21 gets after this whole beating down the vets thing ;D

  • sean

    Hopefully these hard-earned contribution points will go towards sponsoring Totobro

  • hargs sgrah

    .. this.. so stupid. if they could borrow to 100 thousand in the first place why bother with swindling?