Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 277

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 277: Exchange, Glorious Grade (II)

Han Yu said, “I bought a shield at the Glorious Tier, called Absolute Reflection, able to launch a three-layered light elemental shield. Its defensive power even surpasses Divine Obstruction, and enables the user to deflect the magic shot at it. I haven’t bought anything else aside from this. I spent a total of 11,000 contribution points”

Now came Sima Xian’s turn, “Boss, I may have bought a bit too much, please don’t blame me! You were right, I cannot keep on wearing the magical robe of a priest, so I bought an armor to cover the upper half of my body. It is called Holy Power, and can increase my external spiritual energy by a thousand while possessing a Prolonging ability, which can extend the duration of all physical abilities. This is very helpful for my Madness mode. And I changed my weapon, take a look. This new weapon almost took up the whole space of my storage ring, hehe. ”

As he said this, he smiled very satisfied. With a golden flash on his hand, an intense light broke out in the surrounding, and a massive object appeared in his hands.

This item was truly extreme. Looking at him, even Long Haochen’s eyes were wide open, as he murmured, “This is too violent!”

Sima Xian replied with a laugh, “Boss, I am walking on the path of violence! With my external spiritual energy being naturally greater than that of ordinary people, and further adding this Holy Power that increases my external energy by a thousand, not using this kind of weapon would be a shame.”

The weapon in his hand was indeed particular. Simply said, it was an enormous metallic ball.

This item didn’t have any gaudy aspect, having a diameter of one meter. This elemental ball was extremely glossy, distributing concentrated fluctuations of light. Even with a physique such as Sima Xian’s, carrying it was visibly strenuous. Although he didn’t know which material this was made off, it should at least weigh five hundred kilograms.

Sima Xian proudly introduced his new partner, “This weapon is called Energetic Light Ball, and to be frank, my luck was pretty good. Because no one needed this item, I got it for a low cost, only spending 16,000 contribution points for it. In fact, it is plated with a layer of refined gold, and reaches the absolute peak of equipment at the Glorious Tier. Other pieces of equipment of this level would cost at least 30,000 contribution points. My Energetic Light Ball carries a supplementary ability called Crush. It’s just that I haven’t tried out this ability yet, but the Energetic Light Ball’s core is said to be the magical crystal of a magical beast of the seventh step. I bought it from the officials at the Transaction Center, and have been told there that if this magical crystal was exchanged for one at the eighth step, this Energetic Light Ball would immediately reach the realm of Legendary Equipment. If enough refined gold is added to it, it would be even possible to have it reach the peak of the Legendary Tier.”

Carefully glancing at this enormous golden ball, they discovered that on the outside it had a grip and a golden over ten meters long chain, which looked as thick as Sima Xian’s arm.

Long Haochen couldn’t help but ask, “Is this the enlarged version of a Meteor Hammer?”

Sima Xian said with a smile, “Pretty much. I thought this chain was shorter, but my current strength is at least sufficient. After my cultivation improves, I will definitely be able to exploit this thing’s power even better. Right when I saw this, I immediately fell in deep love and decided that this will become my lifelong equipment, that I will try to upgrade along with my strength in the future.”

On the side, Han Yu patted on his own forehead, “Sima, whenever we meet other people never tell anyone that you are from the Priest Temple, otherwise, they will surely mock you. And better never bring this thing with you when you go to the Priest Temple to study new magic.”

Sima Xian snorted, “I never made the Priest Temple lose face, what should I be afraid of? Maybe in the future, the Priest Temple will consider me as its pride.” Saying this, he tossed down the golden ball in his hand. Although it was only at a distance of a third of a meter from the ground, when coming in contact with it, it left cracks on the floor below.

Long Haochen asked, “And that’s it? Is that all for the equipment you bought for yourselves?”

“Right, that’s all for our own equipment.” The other five replied in unison.

Long Haochen gave a puzzled reply, “This can’t be! Although this increased the strength of each of you, it doesn’t even make a total of 100,000 contribution points. Didn’t we have 160,000 contribution points left to spend? And with the considerable amount of pills Lin Xin sold, shouldn’t there be a large excess of contribution points? Keeping too many contribution points is useless, we’d better exchange them to increase our military strength.”

The five of them mysteriously looked at each other, brimming with large smiles.

Lin Xin proudly replied, “Boss, we knew you’d say this. Of course, we know that there would be no use in keeping too many contribution points. What we introduced was the equipment we bought for ourselves, but we have yet to speak about what we bought for you.”

“Me?” Long Haochen started, revealing a pouting smile to the others, “You…”

Han Yu was the first to reply, “Captain, we all saw you hang around in the Transaction Center; you have only been spending contribution points to buy two pieces of equipment for our vice-captain, but what about yourself? We understand that you hope to save contribution points to be used by us, but have you thought of your position as the team’s core, its cornerstone at all? Having your strength increase is the best way to ensure our team’s safety in times of battle. This is not selfishness but a necessity. Thus, we took the initiative to buy three pieces of equipment for you.”

Saying this, Han Yu’s hand glinted golden, and an odd heavy sword appeared in Long Haochen’s hand.

This heavy sword was similar to the Holy Spirit Sword in length, about a meter and a third, but was a bit wider than the former. On the main part were two groups of four engravings, extending to the handle, and in those, a dragon-shaped pattern was embedded. It didn’t have any gem inlaid inside, but when this heavy sword was drawn, the air in the whole villa seemed to be completely shaken. A dense killing intent radiated from it. Surely, a body pierced with such a huge bloodthirst would be bound to die from its effect?

Han Yu said in a serious tone, “This sword is called Bright Discipline and costed 16,000 contribution points. Like Sima’s Energetic Ball of Light, it was underpriced, because the requirements for its use are very particular, so ordinary people don’t have the capability to use it. It requires the user to be of the light attribute, and his innate internal spiritual energy to exceed seventy.

It is said that this Bright Discipline was handed down from a powerful Retribution Knight, but collected dust for a long time in the Transaction Center. After all, knights whose innate internal spiritual energy is over seventy are just too rare. It is able to launch Instant Holy Sword: though the consumption of spiritual energy will be the same as with normal swords, it will break out instantly. It also carries the Soul Absorption ability. It will return ten units of spiritual energy after it was turned into holy spiritual energy back to the user whenever an enemy is hit.”

“A good sword.” Long Haochen blurted out almost unconsciously. Perhaps this Bright Discipline couldn’t compare with Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light, but it was of high quality, and the two abilities it carried were really practical. Instant Holy Sword, although with the same consumption, enabled him to use a fighting ability of the fifth step to be used instantly. This would be as useful as one may imagine on the battlefield. As for that Soul Absorption ability, it seemed to be fitting crowd battles, especially while fighting lower ranked demons. Killing one enabled the user to absorb ten units of spiritual energy, and when confronting Dual Bladed Demons, it was possible for Long Haochen to reach a dozen of those enemies with a single Demon Wiping Flash or regular Lightning Thrust! This would undoubtedly raise their ability to last on the battlefield. 16,000 contribution was a really cheap price for such a treasure.

Han Yu revealed a smile, “When Captain finds an even better weapon, this sword can be passed to me to use it, so it is killing two birds with one stone.”

Long Haochen was about to thank them, when Wang Yuanyuan’s hand also flashed with light, and a 0.6 meter long shield appeared in her hands.

“This is the Holy Radiant Shield, possessing the Holy Shield ability. Although it has only a single ability, Holy Radiant Shield’s ability is of the sixth step and perfect for Guardian Knights like you. Just like Bright Discipline, Holy Shield will need to consume spiritual energy to activate instantly. Its consumption is rather high, needing 300 units of spiritual energy for one use, but it lasts for ten minutes.”

Lin Xin extended his right hand, and a brilliance appeared once again extending on the floor in front of him. Along with a helmet, an entire armor appeared in front of Long Haochen.

This armor was entirely dark golden in color, decorated with simple designs. Although it was eye-catching, this armor already possessed a majestic look when left on the ground by itself.

“The Brilliant Holy Armor forms a set of two items along with the former shield, enabling one to use the Guardian Knight ability Holy Spirit Guard, which is of the sixth step. Like for the other two pieces of equipment, it will be instantly launched, consuming 300 units every time. Those two come as a set, and give you a set bonus called Brilliant Command when used together, reducing the consumption of spiritual energy of those two pieces of equipment by a third, while raising its efficiency by a third.”

A high quality item! These three items of the Glorious Tier could be described as equipment of the highest quality. This Glorious Set carried defensive abilities of the sixth step, making it a first rate item even when used by a Radiant Knight of the sixth step. And there was this practical set bonus. After receiving those three pieces of equipment, Long Haochen was now armed to the teeth. When acting as a defensive knight, his defensive power would reach completely new bounds, making it so that even without having broken through yet, he could already be regarded as a Guardian Knight of the Radiant Knight level.

“You…” Long Haochen’s gaze was warm; regardless of how talented he and how good his self-control was, he was still just a fifteen year-old youth. Facing his teammates that were so thoughtful of him, how could he not be moved?

Wang Yuanyuan was the first to react, “Captain, there’s no need for words of politeness between us. We are comrades from the same team, whose core is you. Without you, we couldn’t even have made it back alive from the demon territory. Your strength is our team’s strength. Raising your strength will give us the best chances of survival when confronting powerful enemies.”

  • Dragon

    Too awsome with this new equipment LHC’s team will be a slaughter crew mowing enemy’s down like grass.

    • Luke Confidential

      As though they hadn’t been already.

      Though with Blue-mother-fucking-Rain Hybiscus in him I would be surprised if LHC didn’t already pass the blade down to Han Yu. It’s a great asset, true, but he certainly doesn’t need it.

      • Tomas Hoffman

        Well basically the point is that now e has gear for when he has to be on defense. He uses the sword and shield when hes guardian knight mode for the team, and blue rain for when he’s retribution.

        • Luke Confidential

          The Sword isn’t part of the Set he has with the Shield and Armor. He can just as easily use Blue Rain with that Shield.

          • A

            Using the sword and armor together gives him another supplementary skill that blue rain cannot beside he need two swords to be a retribution knight

          • Luke Confidential

            You should read it again. The Armor and Shield are a set, the sword is independent of them.

            Blue Rain Hibuscus of Light is two swords in one. Not saying it wouldn’t be handy to have another sword with its own effect, but I’d like to see Han Yu wielding that sword.

            But it looks like that won’t happen for a while- either until LHC really does find a suitable replacement or until Han Yu’s prior sword breaks.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair it doesn’t seem that useful for Han Yu to use right now since the only time he really goes out to be a Guardian Knight is when LHC is busy with a dangerous foe. Otherwise hes rear guarding and healing. Makes more sense for LHC to currnetly use it to me.

          • Luke Confidential

            Lets not forget how crucial the rear guard is. That’s the defense against enemy ambushes and the shield during retreats.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Oh yeah, Han Yu is impossible to replace and plays an important role. He is the one who protects their two squishes the most. I just feel like the sword is more suitable for LHC currently. Han yu can definitely get some use out of it once LHC finds another.

          • carlo arcenal

            Yes, it may not be, but it is a complete upgrade for his holy spirit sword which he now only uses for the supplementary effect it creates with the armor. and with the armor upgraded then that supplementary effect would also disappear, so giving the sword directly to han yu is just senseless, besides, as A stated, he needs two swords for retri. knght techniques and using the old sword over this new glorious tier sword is just freaking stupid.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I think the reason people don’t think he needs second sword is that he can split Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light into two swords. The thing for me is that he doesn’t seem to get any new abilities by doing this. While if he has this new sword he can use all of Blue Rain’s abilities and also has a recovery ability and instant Holy Sword.

            The big thing for me is just consider if LHC finishes killing a 7th step or some 6th step enemies. He then switches to Guardian Knight and uses this new sword. He can activate Yating, Eternal Melody, a Spiritual Gathering Halo, and then start Light Thorning Dual Bladed demons. He would be recovering everyone’s Internal Spiritual Energy and recovering his back up for the next big guy to show up. All I’m saying is if he had this sword at the Caravan battle he wouldn’t of had to feint killing the Scarlet Beserker Demon.

          • Luke Confidential

            Yeah, this is a really great sword. I’d like to see Han Yu see some love, but there’s no doubt it’s an excellent tool in LHC’s hands.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            He did get a shield that can make 3 Barriers and I think he specifically didn’t go to find a weapon in preparation to inheriting this sword. His time will come no worries, :D.

          • Tomas Hoffman

            Well the drawback is that most of the abilities Blue Rain can utilize require Haochen spending energy for attacks, not to mention its outright better when its split into two.

            By having a sword with esentialy energy vampirism on it he should be able to tank for much longer. Then like before just switch to RK mode for the kill. I think there might be some information we’re missing with regards to Blue Rain as well. That maybe now that it has evolved with Haochen it is permanently two swords or something.

        • carlo arcenal

          Really, its not that hard to understand that LHC’s new set equipment was for his guardian knight mode and blue rain HoL for his retri. mode. smh But why do people… ughhh actually dont mind me.. ;/

  • Anto Wibowo

    Oh! Good equips!
    Thank you for a chapter!

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the great chapter 🙂

  • k1nk4

    thanks for the chapter!

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  • Alex Drake

    Awwwww this was a lovely chapter! Hope it’s not just the quiet before the storm….

  • Scandalf

    Complain incoming…
    firstly, this novel’s world setting is getting worse and worse every chapter and it is starting to turn into a mmorpg game. Wtf is wrong with that equipments ability ? 10 spiritual force returnes back to owner after every succesful hit ? are you kidding me ? is there some kind of system that is observing whether he hit an enemy or not in that world like the games would have ?
    and second, those equipments they bought for Long Haochen, they are soooo useless except for the armor. he has the fricking greatest sword in the world and they buy him a glorious tier sword, he already has probably like 10 shields ( cuz he keeps bringing out a new one whenever one of them breaks ) and they buy him a shield, really ?
    if I were him I would probably rage and leave the team just then because they basically just wasted all those c.points without a reason. they should’ve just gone and upgraded their teams status or something with all those points.And I think author has some serious issues regarding weapons, like making people use HEAVY swords( 1.5m) with one hand and a shield with the other one.
    just a single chapter, and author basically ruined everything he’s done until now. ( ofc he had errors before this too, but not so much in a single chapter)

    • Ragnarok

      The ability was called Soul Absorption. It’s not like the returned energy just appears out of thin air. Of course that would be kind of out there. It’s still not on the level of the Pendant which absorbs the soul energy of anybody who dies in the vicinity. I don’t think the gear is all that useless either. He used the Holy Spirit Armor set with shield and sword for quite a while because their abilities complemented each other. Lastly, there might not be many who realize just how powerful Blue Rain HoL is or that it grows in strength. How could they be blamed for getting him one with an instacast ability.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        The big thing is that the Shield and Armor both give him the ability to launch a 6th step ability and they can work in tandem to boost each other. This is an amazing increase to his defensive power considering he was using just his skills to block a 7th step demon. With this boost he can probably now go toe to toe with a 8th step demon.

        On the sword, yes Blue Rain Hibiscus of Light is an amazing sword, but that doesn’t mean having a good alternative sword is a bad idea. Considering how much Energy BR, HL takes up with its special ability having this new sword that focuses on recovery and can give him an instant Holy sword is an amazing asset.

    • Blaxus

      This is a fantasy novel, if some of the concepts seem game-like to you then it’s simply because you’ve accustomed yourself with fantasy games. Would you rather it be something more stupidly simple like, “This shield is strong cuz it’s made of titanium” or “This sword has an excellent sharpness cuz it was forged by a master craftsman”? The author brings the story to life by going into detail and giving the characters a variety of abilities and giving their equipment various special effects. Also, are you not aware that LHC dual wields in retribution knight mode? If you’re gonna rant then go read a Slice of Life novel.

    • Majk

      To complain about the Soul Absorption ability which probably works by taking and changing a bit of the enemy’s power into holy power at this point is pretty pointless. There have been many other abilities that made no sense whatsoever if you look at it like you look at the real world just take the fact that Cai’Er can use condensed killing intend to attack.

      As for the equipment:
      The shield is an clear upgrade to the one that he has and dont be an ass by forgetting that he got most of the other ones from people who he know at lowes steps of his cultivation. Which means that not only does he not have a secret stash of them lying around but they are also below him right now so this is the perfect time to get a new one.

      The armor is decent and clearly an upgrade for his defense not to meancion that it is a set with the shield so no need to talk about it much.

      As for the sword yes BR,HBL is better and will continue to grow but it is mostly an attack sword with no utility which is why up until now LHC used the other sword when in GK mode since the added bonus form the set was better for it then BR.HBL. This sword will also work great with the rest of the equipment since to lunch the abilities of the other ones he will use up power and with the new sword he will recover it even faster not to mention that compared to the other one it will also allow him to be more aggressive even in GK mode because of the ability to use Holy Sword instantly.

      And complaining about him using a heavy sword now is just… let me remind you that when he started he was using 2 havy swords that where almost as big as he (when he was a CHILD) and swinging them at a high speed without losing balance because of his spirit power that was strengthening his body. Seriously this series has been far from realistic since forever.

      Oh. also they allow him to use abilities from the sixth step which is a huge plus in itself.

    • carlo arcenal

      Your comment reflects your poor reading comprehension and imagination ;/ smh. not flaming, just telling ya if by any chance you do not know yet.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      On the whole shield thing I think you are a little confused. The elemental Shields that Hao Yue and Lin Xin use are more like condensed magic power to protect someone. LHC still needs a physical shield to use his Guardian Knight abilities. Through the story LHC has only really had 2 shields before this new one (3 if we include the iron one he had to buy after he broke his first one). The first one broke in the Demon Hunt Selection. The second one (the one he is currently using) has three giant dents in it from being hit by a Scarlet Berserker demon.

      His shield, Holy Spirit Sword, and Armor are completely useless for him right now. They also all belong to the Spiritual Teir if combined together which doesn’t justify not using the legendary BR, HL which is Legend Tier. So the best his armor and shield currently are is Magical Tier that is only really good for someone of the fourth step not for someone who is about to hit 6th step.

      On the swords ability…. if the sword hits the opponent it absorbs some of the energy. Therefore the way for it to take energy would be when it hits. Personally I find it very bizarre to be complaining about this when all anyone has to do is say “its magic” and “its magic that makes sense in the story”. There is no contradiction that I can see thus far with these weapons. As for why LHC needs this weapon they actually explained that in the above chapter. He can use it to greatly increase his endurance when fighting a lot of little guys. This means that if he expends a lot of resources finishing a big guy he can use this to get ready for the next one by farming the little guys.

      As for your complaint about them not spending it on the team that is probably what confuses me the most. First off again as explained in the chapter above increasing LHC’s power IS increasing the teams power. The second thing is that they cannot upgrade their teams status since none of them are 6th step yet. It is also probably the stupidest time to try and upgrade right now since they are about to be sent on a War Mission which ranks difficulty of mission they’d be sent on by rank.

      Finally they have always been using these HEAVY swords through the entire story. It is pretty stupid to all of a sudden say “that is unrealistic”. They can use magic and have the ability to fight giant animals and demons. Heavy swords is where you draw the line? Overall I have to agree with Carlo and say you have very poor reading comprehension and imagination. Try reading through from the beginning again and try to keep an open mind and you will like the story way more, imo. If you can’t then all I can say is this story is probably not for you.

    • Robin

      I have to agree to all the other responses below. First, this novel doesn’t even try to mimick the real world but is completely set into a fictional world which IS based on the principle of a RPG with different classes, aka Temples, and vocations building a team, aka DHSs. Even the details about abilities and equipment are similar and were similar from the get go. So sorry, but it seems really ridiculous to complain about these parts after 277 chapters.
      The upgrade of the equipment is not ridiculous since Haochen simply outgrew his old one and destroyed some of his older shields. Also as Retribution Knight he needs two swords and the new one is definitely better than his old sword which only was really useful in combination with the old armor. So, no points wasted, especially if he would sell his old equipment.
      To complain about the properties of weapons, especially swords, is even more ridiculous, since this was illogical from the start of Haochen’s training with his father, as mentioned below.
      So, if it really annoys you that much, I would suggest that you read something different. Or start rereading from the beginning to grasp the concepts of the world.

      • Daene Kendrick

        First off he has already said he wouldnt use the other sword when he learned to split Blue Rain. So he has two swords for use while acting as an RK. This sword is perfect for a GK and that is why they chose it. He is more often then not in GK mode using abilites to help the entire party like buffs. Now that he isnt using the holy set which gave a group buff he will be spending more energy doing so. This sword gives him more hitting power as well as endurance while in GK mode and he can just switch to BR when going to RK. The armor and shield combo is a great set for him because it allows instacast of 6th step abilities at what may even be a cheaper cost then when normal knights activate their abilites for him he already uses less energy when using skills. Everyone did spend cp improving their equipment where they saw a need to do so and they also still have the needed cp currently to uprank when possible.

  • Evilage

    If i was haochen “it would be way better if you just bought pizza for the whole team with these contribution points”

    • Majk

      OMG LHC would get so fat. Just imagine how many pizzas you could buy with all those points.

      • Evilage

        Imagine haochen, on one hand a slice of pizza
        on the other his sword blue rain and fighting a demon god xD

  • Ragnarok

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • ZaX

    Seeing this, good equipment really can make a difference. Thanks for the chapter

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • felix

    Thanks for the chapter! |ΦωΦ|

    Is it me or based on the last paragraph of the preview, a lot of squads bailed out!?

    • carlo arcenal

      bailed out or maybe on an unfinished mission yet? sorry I forgot but did the author actually clarifies on the prev. chapters that every DHS finished their missions? Cause if they did then for some reason, they really did refuse to take part to this forced mission.

      • felix

        Ah you’re right, it might be just everyone is busy. Didn’t even occur to me.

        • carlo arcenal

          nope, im not sure. its just pure speculation on my part.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Well the big thing to remember is that this isn’t so long after a lot of the general grade and Soldier grade lost a huge number on Contribution points gambling. So its not too hard to imagine them going out to do missions to try and make up some of that.

          • Luke Confidential

            I sure hope the 2nd and 3rd Soldier Grade squads are on this mission though.

          • Robin

            I thinkt they can’t even afford to skip it. I doubt that they are that wealthy when they not even managed to upgrade (though some of the reasons for that should be their lacking strength/level). Maybe during/after this fight, there will be and advancement for them as well. Then this generation would be surely known of the fastest one to advance.

          • Luke Confidential

            Of course they couldn’t afford to skip it. Though given the amount of disposable CP they had to gamble with [and the likely comparably light cost of Soldier Grade DHS rejecting the war call compared to the cost we saw for General Grade] they probably could have had they not lost their asses betting against LHC.

            That being said though, there’s also the possibility they jumped on a mission to try to earn back some CP and won’t be present for the War Call.

          • Robin

            No, they won’t skip it or are on a mission. It will be too funny if those attach themselves to Haochen now after having seen how many advantages the former 4th soldier grade DHS had from it.

      • Majk

        I cant see them skip it since they would lose too many points for that. So they are probably on missions or they will come after our main squad

      • Robin

        The order was issued to all the DHSs staying at Holy City at that moment. Those had three days to rest, if they had just returned from a mission, and prepare themselves. I don’t think it will bring problems to DHSs which are already out on a mission when they can’t return or just didn’t get the order. But I can imagine that the same order was issued in other bigger cities within the Alliance to gather as many DHSs as possible for such an important mission. Therefore, there will probably be more DHSs coming from different locations.
        And think about it, 42 DHSs are already 252 Demon Hunters which is an astonishing number, especially when taking into consideration how much damage each squad can deal.

        • Raden gilang

          Before this, we had seen the effect of 10 newly formed DHS in war.. lets see the effect of 42 DHS can make.. lol

          • Robin

            And they probably again get support from more troops. During the last open battle, the DHS were only the core unit of the offensive and there were main troops which were supported by them. I guess this will be the same this time. Look forward to an epic and bloody battle. And imagine all the life energy that will get set free…

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

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  • Rovi Evangelista

    Thanks for the chapter!😃

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Raden gilang

    Cant wait to see simaxian mowing the enemy with that badass giant ball.. lol
    And how much cost for all LHC new equipment? It only mention for the new sword cost.

  • dreamer

    I think there is some a mistake in
    “his internal spiritual energy to exceed seventy”
    I think “innate talent” is more correct than “internal spiritual energy” because internal spiritual energy of 70 is lower than requirement to become a genuine knight which is 100

    • Luke Confidential

      Previously it was phrased as “Innate Spiritual Energy” which I am guessing is both a reflection of talent and the amount of Internal Spiritual Energy one is born with [the reason LHC would have had trouble passing the test in the very beginning would have been due to limitations on using it, rather than not possessing it.]

      • dreamer

        Looks like someone fixed it. Innate spiritual energy is more acceptable than internal spiritual energy.
        [The quoted text is copied from the paragraph]

  • Count Grey

    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

  • jamaicandj

    Thanks for the chapter! Can’t wait for the next war arc coming they are about to destroy all those fucking demons! It’ll be easier for them to even take care of 7th step this is gonna be interesting. (lets not forget the ‘4th’ squad as well can team up with them c;)

    • Jonathan Hurd

      My personal bet is they are going to finally fight someone in the 8th step. My prediction is that LHC has to fuse with Hao Yue and then he takes the channeling pill and energetic pill. Afterwards all of his team and the 4th DHS channel their energy into him.

      I dare say they might also have a direct conflict with a Demon God this time. I don’t think LHC could kill one of them yet if he and Hao Yue don’t at least upgrade another step, but at least he can put up a fight.

      • jamaicandj

        I can’t see them beating a demon god just yet till step 7-8 but anything can happen which is what is interesting. Speaking of Hao Yue we still need to know about his fusion with LHC. Shouldn’t LHC attempt to learn more about Hao Yue for more combat power of his team? My personal thought i just can’t wait for them to get more experience and just destroy those demons this time around (and interested in LHC necromancy coming into play hopefully)

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I am going to be so…. happy when LHC finally pulls out some necromancy. Thank you Elux for forcing him to learn it so now he at least can use it we just need to wait for the situation that demands it.

          On LHC’s fusion Hao Yue seems pretty close lipped about a lot of the details pertaining to that. What I am kind of curious about is since LHC and Hao Yue are both basically at the top of their respective steps I wonder if there is a chance that LHC could break into the 7th step with his fusion now if he gets a boost of energy from his teammates and/or the 22nd General Grade Squad.

          • Luke Confidential

            Seems like a………

            ….. Long shot.

  • Luke Confidential

    It’s going to be hilarious seeing the reactions the other squads have to LHC’s squad. Every single member [with the exception of Lin Xin, who’s alchemy and defensive prowess more than make up for it, and who needs Lin Xin to pull blaster duty with the Magnificent Austin Griffon on the team] has the potential to unleash crushing offensive burst power.

    I strongly suspect they’re going to significantly outperform the other General Grade squads [in terms of K(ill)ontribution Points] by a noteworthy margin, despite most General Grade squads having some members at the 6th step.

    Then again, I wouldn’t put it past LHC to break through to the 6th step during the caravan ride.

    EDIT: The reason I brought that offensive potential up is the contrast against the average team which has one ‘tank’ of limited offensive potential [Guardian Knight without Ripples of Light or a Shield Warrior] and a Priest. That places their offensive potential at around 4 members IF the Summoner has had time to bring out their best. [I get the impression McDull is somewhat unique in his willingness to stay with his contracted partner, and his ability to transform allows him to be a solid battle asset according to the needs of the situation, limited by the crystals available.]

    That’s 3/4 to 5[not burning a crystal to transform the pig]/6

    • Jonathan Hurd

      It feels like they are saving his breaking through to the sixth step. My personal bet is a battle finally unlocks his potential.

      Gotta admit though I really want to see the enemies face when they see Sima Xian Swinging that giant ball and chain at them. Heck LHC’s team is probably the most scary one there is. Sima Xian and Wang Yuanyuan’s weaponry, the piggy that can transform into a black dragon, Cai’er and her killing intent, Hao Yu and his aura, and the sheer amount of light element LHC can give off. If they don’t make some demons run after peeing their pants I don’t know what will.

      • Luke Confidential

        I want to see the other SQUADS pee their pants.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          You and me both…. You and me both…

          • Luke Confidential

            Especially Yang Wenzhao when he sees that even Han Yu has left him in the dust [and even the Rose Unicorn Retribution Knight from the competition has- at least for this moment- caught up to him. I don’t see Yang Wenzhao being much more than 1k Internal Spiritual Energy over the entrypoint of the 5th step]

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Is it just me or does it feel like LHC is starting to form his own subordinate demon hunt squads under him with each new mission. The first time he roped in the 4th Soldier and showed them the greatness of LHC. This time he has a chance to impress the 8th General Grade…. I wonder how long it takes for Yang Whenzhao and Duan Yi to just give up and say “we can’t beat you so let us join you please!”

          • Robin

            You could be right. Now the others learnt that the 4th soldier grade DHS is also a general grade one (via the carriages number) and the only possible explanation for that is Haochen. Just imagine how envious they will be. And what would be the natural result? They will probably flock around him to get some boni. Adding the 8th general grad DHS in, which probably will also stay close to them, we already have 4 following DHS with at least one completely subordinating to Haochen.
            And imagine the masses of life energy Haochen will be able to absorb during a battle of those dimensions when 42 DHSs start to slaughter enemies. Eternal Melody will be able to consume a lot and Elux and the tower will gain strength. Also Haoyue will probably be able to eat a lot of demon crystals again. This could improve their evolution greatly.

      • Luke Confidential

        You raise a VERY interesting point about the Light Element though… this squad has three [and a half, Little Light says hi] Light Element users all of whom have over 80 Innate Spiritual Energy and [except for Little Light] Ripples of Light.

        That’s got to be fucking terrifying for demons.

  • Luke Confidential

    So we know ripples of light dramatically amplifies cutting power.

    What does it do with a blunt force? Shattering vibrations?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Well it also was said it can increase durability of things too. LHC was able to make a Light Mantle a 3rd step spell have the durability of an Elemental Shield a 5th step spell. So if applied to a blunt surface even if it can’t increase the piercing it can probably make the spiritual energy more durable. For example if Sima Xian covers his new Meteor Hammer in it then it would probably be harder to absorb or disperse the energy on the hammer. Also being put so close to those fluctuations of Spiritual Energy could probably cause damage in itself since the human body is made mostly of water and vibrations travel very well through water. I don’t know about demons, but I would assume that their general composition would not be too much different considering they are converted humans and beasts.

  • Luke Confidential

    So it just occurred to me…

    …how desperate must the demons have been for supplies to have intended to trade a LIGHT ELEMENT spiritual stove to the Temple Alliance?

    Light is their biggest weakness right? Not only that, but it’s the element that powers a full 1/3rds [and a bit of the rest] of the vocations in the Alliance, meaning it has the single greatest pool to pull from to find the most worthy wielder.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Well remembering the sheer amount of starvation that happened after LHC and the rest burned those supply wagons and stole the fairy, they were pretty extremely desperate.

      I don’t think the demons were happy with the idea of trading it, but what choice do they have? Its not like they can return human hostages they need those for farming and they have nothing else that humans can want. Might as well give the Humans something that is completely useless to the demons even if it can be turned back at them.

      • Evilage

        Wait i thought they were gonna use that stove to flush out haoyue since a while after they took the stove the DGE tried personally came in order to see if haoyue was really there

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I think they were still trying to report back to the Demon God Emperor while the Caravan was already on its way. From how the Demon God Emperor acts as well its pretty clear that he doesn’t need to lower himself to negotiating especially if the Demon God Slayers weren’t there.

  • Sean Kai

    Just caught up. I was wondering how often is SYWZ updated excluding sponsored chapters?

    • Robin

      Every 2 to 3 days a new standard chapter will be out. Sponsored ones come within 24h. Afterwards, the normal rythm continues as usual. If a chapter is sponsored on the release day of a standard chap, the standard one will come first and the sponsored one the day after.
      The schedule should stay the same but since Totobro is in China right now, there is a different release rythm cause of the 7h time difference. 😉

  • Sarlisark

    A completely urelated question, but why is there no archery/ranger temple or sth like that? If you consider that even a kind of rare job like summoner is included, why not the typical job of any RPG? From my experience normal jobs are:warrior, ranger,mage and priest. sometimes aided by a holy warrior(knight or Paladin).
    Also with stuff like eqipement and skills they should be able to concote some kind of archery skills?
    So you have an idea why archers are not included? Besides a dislike or wimp of the author?

    • Oddmoonlight

      Ammo problems, warrior side skill, elf exclusive?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I would personally say they’re not included because mages do that job. I mean even if we assume you could eventually launch three arrows or more at a time that hardly compares to the aoe spells a mage could throw out. Add in the sheer overwhelming numbers that the demons have and the humans need every physically able person to help block their advance and guard the squishes. Those are the reasons I can come up with.

    • Robin

      Yep, the mages are the equivalent of archers. Remember the big battle at exorcist mountain pass? Cai’er’s mother led the magicians to bombard the demons with wide-reaching AOE attacks from the city walls. This was a typical attack usually reserved to archers. Since Li Xin is simply unable to attack in general, we only didn’t see much of this in a DHS battle yet.

      • Sarlisark

        hm adding to that the fact, that stuff like single target skills (precision archery) would be kind of useless in a war of this kind, if they are not able to accurately kill comanders from a distance without it beeing blocked.
        I believe the fact that the war needs people with sprittual energy(and the number of such people) could also be a problem,
        thanks a lot, i was just wondering

  • j brown

    i reeeeeeally hope shit happens and LHC has to use necromancy cause i think everyone wants to see that shit go down

    • Jonathan Hurd

      If the author taught LHC necromancy just so he could never use it… That is the biggest tease in any story I have ever read…. My hat would be off to him, but I would still be crying in the corner…

      • Leela

        Nicely said. So would I.

  • Stark

    Why did they get him another weapon when has Blue Rain? Seriously wtf.

    • Bright Rain, Thrusting Hibiscus requires him to throw it, so it’s not necessarily a bad choice..

      • Stark

        Oh, I thought it was just a thrusting attack, It wasn’t made particularly clear that he throws it.

    • A friend…

      Would you use an hammer to crush an ant ? And also blue rain is just op so it also has almost no margin of error … in a crowd battle most powerful wepon isn’t necessarily the most practical one .

    • That now acts as his dual blades, guess he needed a good gaurdian set up

  • A friend…

    Thanks for the story and translation.