Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 279

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 279: Bloody Battle In the Southern Mountain Pass (I)

Luc Xi wrinkled his brows, reacting, “Sirs, I’m afraid this would be no good. If our four Demon Hunt Squads enter the city together, this would make us a group of more than twenty people. Such a huge target would very possibly attract strong enemies.”

Yang Wenzhao smiled at him, “Brother Luc is right, but us acting together doesn’t mean we would have to stick close to each other. It would be only about everyone watching each other’s back.”

Seeing that the other Demon Hunt Squads already entered the town, Long Haochen hurried to say, “Let’s just enter the town together. When running into danger, we can notify each other through by whistling. This will allow us to mutually defend each other. Take out your equipment!” The last words were directed at his companions.

Under the dumbstruck stares of the other three Demon Hunt Squads, a magnificent change immediately happened with the seven of them, who were originally clad in simple attire. With seven bursts of spiritual energy fluctuations, one after another took out their Glorious Tier Equipment.

The one who gave the others the greatest shock was naturally Long Haochen himself. Being clad in the dark golden Glorious Armor, while carrying the Glorious Holy Shield and Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light, that originally released an intense brilliance, he was simply too imposing. The three pieces of Glorious Tier Equipment put on him gave people an incomparable shock, especially after the Glorious Armor was combined with the Glorious Holy Shield, emanating a faint dark golden gloss covering Haochen’s whole body. This was the set bonus that was supplementary when using the armor and shield as a whole.

After taking out four pieces of equipment of the Glorious Tier by himself, Long Haochen immediately gave Bright Discipline to Han Yu.

All of the other six members of the 21st Demon Hunt Squad, other than Chen Ying’er who hugged McDull and didn’t take out any particular equipment, each had at least one piece of equipment at the Glorious Tier.

As members of the other newly formed Demon Hunt Squads, seeing the equipment on Long Haochen’s group, who out of them wouldn’t be totally jealous? Yang Wenzhao swallowed his saliva in envy, while throbbing in pain deep inside, thinking about the great opportunity to gain contribution points they had missed the other day. What a shame, this was really a great shame!

Long Haochen also realized how much they stood out, but during the chaotic situation within the Southern City’s Mountain Pass, their priority wasn’t the number of killed enemies, but the surviving on such a disorderly battlefield. How could he convince his teammates to hold back in such a situation.

“Let’s go, to the town!”

The four teams rapidly entered the city, though Yang Wenzhao and Duan Yi didn’t express their compliance. But at the same time, they still chose to follow Long Haochen’s directive, though they didn’t look as subordinate as Luc Xi.

Yang Wenzhao’s and Duan Yi’s Demon Hunt Squads kept their original formation, but Luc Xi’s 22nd Demon Hunt Squad immediately fused in the 21st Demon Hunt Squad’s formation.

The Shield Warrior Dian Yan stood in the front, directly positioning himself at Long Haochen’s flank, while Li Xin covered his other flank. Luc Xi, Bai Xiaomo and Yi Jun naturally took positions in the middle of the formation, since with Li Xin and Dian Yi’s addition, their formation became large enough for them to enter. The assassin Han Daosi stayed in the rear, clearly matching with Han Yu’s defense of their backs.

Long Haochen was in the front, with Cai’er on his back again. Originally, Long Haochen had planned on having her be covered with his Glorious Holy Armor, but Cai’er expressed her fierce refusal. She finally only agreed to have Long Haochen carry her on his back above his armor. Although she had lost four of her senses, as the Saint Daughter of Samsara, she didn’t completely lose all fighting capability, especially after the growth of her Spiritual Stove of Samsara.

Thus, Cai’er calmly attached herself to Long Haochen’s back, as if she was totally weightless. Her pair of legs curled around Long Haochen’s waist and her hands holding on to his neck, she did her utmost to avoid affecting Long Haochen’s movements.

Although knights and assassins were a great match on the battlefield, this was the first time other Demon Hunt Squads saw something like that. Nonetheless, who would go questioning them? They had all seen Cai’er’s strength before. If not for her display of power, it was difficult to say whether their Demon Hunt Squad would still have gotten the first place during the team competition.

After entering the Southern City’s Mountain Pass, Long Haochen unconsciously raised his head, looking at the sky.

At this time, a marvellous scene appeared. Elegant brilliances twisted violently in the sky, just like countless resplendent fireworks bursting in succession.

Of course, this wasn’t fireworks, but the most intense region of the battle. The true super powerhouses of both sides were fighting up there, and although the situation could not be seen clearly, Long Haochen vaguely felt that Han Qian’s group arrived there in time. The situation in the sky should thus at last be considered to be settled . At least for the time being, the Temple Alliance’s side should still be able to hold their ground against the enemy.

In the end, since they came from the rear of Southern City’s Mountain Pass, the demons hadn’t made that much of an advance yet. But as a whole, the city felt gloomy and desolate. Not a single civilian appeared in the streets, with the reinforcement group filling the streets after having arrived in the city. From a distance, numerous houses could be seen burning in the chaos. The air was filled with a mixture of the burnt smell of wood along with the smell of blood. The stink gave them a nauseous feeling.

After Yang Wenzhao and Duan Yi led their teams inside the city, they immediately fanned out to the sides. Staying a little behind, they kept a supporting position to Long Haochen’s group. Currently, they felt somewhat hesitant, because no matter what, Luc Xi’s team had not only already advanced to the general grade, but also completely merged into Long Haochen’s team as a whole. In other words they had matched each other perfectly, forming a brand new complete team. It could even be said that they had become subordinated to Long Haochen’s 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad. This was already not a simple matter of mutual trust anymore.

Long Haochen summoned Haoyue and had him stay in the center of the team. Chen Ying’er and Lin Xin were naturally seated on Haoyue’s back, but Luc Xi’s group didn’t have such a good treatment. They also felt a bit afraid when standing close to Haoyue’s side.

As everyone kept going forward, the reek of blood also grew more and more intense. But when they truly saw the situation on the battlefield, they couldn’t help but shiver in response, not out of fear, but as an unconscious reaction coming from their soul.

The situation was really too bitter.

Every battle in front of them was challenging and cruel, especially since neither side would possibly yield. The battle had to last until there would only remain one side left.

The demon army had a natural advantage, regardless of whether it was in the sky or on the ground. Occupying at least seven tenths of the area, they filled the entire range of the Southern City’s Mountain Pass with their armies, blotting the sky and covering the earth with their troops.

The soldiers from the Alliance were a lot fewer, but used their entire bodies and even their teeth to fiercely withstand the demon army’s invasion.

The battlefield was filled with a concentrated reek of blood. Whether it was on the ground or in the sky, the blood flowing everywhere gave a moist feeling to the air.

Dense fluctuations of spiritual energy were all around, as magic was stirred up endlessly. Destroyed limbs could be seen falling down from the sky regularly. In the midst of shouts and screams, the sad calls of the people that were at death’s doors didn’t miss to shock them completely.

In the midst of such an atmosphere, everyone, including even the calm Long Haochen and Sima Xian who had the most fighting intent, slowly became completely red in the eyes. Their terror was totally dispersed by the frantic killing intent that rushed forth.

The losing of one’s head and stirring up of one’s blood needed a particular atmosphere, but in this very moment, the atmosphere in this place already reached this level.

“Forward!” Long Haochen shouted. Taking the lead, he rushed forward in big strides, but as the captain, he still kept his rationality even at such times, “Be careful to stay in formation everyone.”

Currently, he could only come up with this much instructions.

“Puff” A human soldier’s body was torn to shreds by a Bloodthirsty Berserk Demon. In the midst of his blood and organs spreading everywhere, a little gap had appeared in the humans’ defensive line. Four or five Bloodthirsty Berserk Demons of the Nubo Clan took advantage of this opportunity to charge in.

Long Haochen’s choice to cut into the battlefield coincided exactly with this moment, when their defense was just on the verge of destruction. In case the enemy broke through the formation, this could very possibly lead to an irreversible situation.

Using his speed and putting his strength in his feet, Long Haochen launched a Charge with big strides. Meanwhile, with an illumination of bright light, Yating appeared, floating above his shoulder.

Golden halos rippled around Long Haochen’s feet, and Halo of Faith, Guardian’s Favor and Imposing Halo immediately enveloped all the members of the 21st and the 22nd general grade Demon Hunt Squad.

Bloodthirsty Berserk Demons were among the demons who were most frantic during battles. Eyeing Long Haochen who rushed at him, the one that had just lacerated the human soldier immediately howled, launching his sharp limbs at Long Haochen to welcome him.

Bang. The Glorious Holy Shield’s supplementary ability Holy Shield ability was launched along with Long Haochen’s shield’s backlash. This newly-obtained Glorious Tier Equipment illuminated the entire surroundings.

A fixed white glow appeared on the surface of the shield, transforming into a massive hexagon made out of divine light, and Long Haochen’s Charge abruptly turned into Assault. With a loud bang, it clashed against the Bloodthirsty Berserk Demon.

The Bloodthirsty Berserk Demon’s massive body was suddenly sent flying, knocking against a couple of other Bloodthirsty Berserk Demons behind him. At this time, Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light carried a radiant gloss in Long Haochen’s hand, enveloping those Bloodthirsty Berserk Demons with the Demon Wiping Flash.

With an ear-piercing sound, Demon Wiping Flash carried a formidable penetrative power inherited from Ripples of Light. Those Bloodthirsty Berserk Demons were completely unable to dodge such a fast attack, and ended up as mere targets of the Demon Wiping Flash. Soon, blood and other fluids terupted from their bodies.

And don’t forget, Long Haochen wasn’t alone during this battle. Intersecting a golden red-colored Instant Blast Cross Cut, the knight riding the Rose Unicorn from hell appeared and Li Xin’s pair of flaming swords filled with holy spiritual energy burst out on the battlefield.

  • SaberWolf

    So Slow. The F5 sect is falling.

    In any case, thanks for the chapter, totobro!

  • Bruno

    Thank you!

  • normal guy

    thanks 4 the chap. another blood bath coming up.

  • Raden gilang

    Aaah.. at last… thank you!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Calcifer

    Can’t wait for more fights yay!

  • Dawnyaaa

    Thank you!

  • k1nk4

    thanks for the chapter!

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Schattenbach

    “Rose Unicorn from hell”? Interesting.

    & thanks for the new chapter.

  • Luke Confidential

    That moment when Sima Xian and Wang Yuanyuan outslaughter the 2nd and 3rd Soldier Grade squads on their own.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      To be fair if Yin Er’s piggy becomes a 6th Step Birdy demon again even she might out kill them. Now that would be a sight worth seeing.

      • Luke Confidential

        Grand Birdy Demon.

  • Mangaaddict

    Thanks for the chapter.
    I want some opinions on these two questions.
    1. Is Elux alive? My opinion is that he is. When LHC was in the tower Elux’s recording told him that when he reachedd the top of the tower he would meet him and inherit his legacy. But considering the life span of a human at the ninth step is 200 years and if he is still alive that would mean he has been alive for a couple thousand years. That being said two possibilities might be that he is at the tenth step (I think this exists because it would explain why hao Yue wuld be able to have every single demon god be scared of him) or that Elux is in hibernation which would make sense because he is called the slumbering calamity (also if anyone can cheat death it would be necromancers.)
    2. What do you think the spiritual level of the demon god slayers is? My guess is that they are around 450,000 since when a human reaches 200,000 he can live for around 200 years. Since they are almost dead at around 350 I think their level is around 450,000 since 200,000 gives them an extra 100 years, and if that is the case it makes sense why the demon god emperor says that all 6 of them only have 5% chance of killing him when all of them are less than half of his cultivation level.

    • Luke Confidential

      1: No, he’s not alive. Not presently. He may have sealed his soul into Eternal Rest in such a way that he will be able to directly communicate with his successor, and may even be in a position that his successor could resurrect him. But at this time he’s dead.

      2: My money puts them at no more than 300,000 each. If you are right though, Lin Xin absolutely needs to sell his power combining pills to the Demon God Slayers ASAP. They’d have zero trouble taking out either of the other ‘Big Three’ Demon Gods with those at their disposal, and would have very good odds of taking down the DGE himself.

      • Sarlisark

        i kind of doubt a pill made from some 6zh step demons is able to share this much energy between them, I would say there is a cap of maximum combining, otherwise it is the best weapon in existence , and they should be able to annihilate anybody, one powerhous 5th step+ a lot of small fryy raise the lvl of the powerhouse to the 7th a bit to strong(angel brgade as 7th step? too op.)

        • Jonathan Hurd

          The other big thing to remember with the pills is that there is a cap on how much power one body can handle. As Lin Xin said if they could combine the entire 21st Demon Hunt Squads power into one body taking down an 8th step powerhouse is not a dream. The problem is that the sheer amount of power cannot fit the container of any one of their bodies. I do have to admit though I would like to see the result if the Demon God Slayers put something like this pill to use.

          The big advantage humans have is their equipment to supplement their abilities otherwise they wouldn’t stand a chance against demon kind. It would be interesting if they found a piece of equipment which could help store some of the excess energy and help the user to channel it. For instance if LHC uses this pill it would be interesting if Yating and the Saint Spiritual Stove could take some of the burden to increase the top amount of power he can use.

      • Majk

        I dont think that it would be wise to use the pills since they need time to work. DGE would kill them in the few seconds that it would take since they would be sanding their power to one person leaving himself basic defenses in the face of DGEs attack

    • Majk

      1 I think that he is dead but he traped his soul (because reincarnation seams to be a thing in this world) in his body that is at the top of the tower where it is waiting for his new student to learn the highest necromancer skills and bring him fully back. Not as a corps that he will be able to manipulate but as a normal human being (maybe something will happen to Cai’Er and LHC will be forced to learn the final skill to revive her by bringing Elux back to life as a test subject since LHC would have a low chance of success since he wouldn’t have a way to practise this skill). Other wise I don’t think that he would need to go through all this trouble and could just take the tower and wonder the lands creating a new order of necromancers. As for his step I believe that he is at the 9th step since 10 would basically make him into a god, I mean even the emperor with all his power is not considered to be at that step (which I believe HY will become after his final evolution some sort of god of death or destruction).

      2 I think that they said that they had a 20% chance to kill him and 30% to deal huge damage to him. Other than that I agree with what you said they are probably around 400,000 with their equipment making up for the power difference to some extent.

      • Mangaaddict

        Thx for replying, but I want to clarify that they mentioned a 20% of killing the demon God emperor before he says that his level is over 1,000,000. It’s then that the emperor says that there is a 5% of killing him.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      1. The question is he alive is a bit problematic as I see it since we kind of need to define what it means for him to be alive. If we define alive as living and breathing then I am pretty sure he is not that currently. To me the more interesting question is what he plans to do once LHC meets with him. To me there are a few possibilities…

      He could of attached his soul to a object Litch Style and is using that to bind himself to the world. So he is in the world and his mind still exists, but he lacks a physical body to move and use. The thing he wants from LHC then could be for LHC to make him a physical body using the necromancy he teaches him.

      The Second possibility might be that as you said he put his body in stasis and is using prerecord messages and waiting for them to teach his disciple. After the disciple is trained that person would then have the power to wake him from his rest and restore his body.

      The third I can think of off the top of my head is he might actually have passed and the thing talking to LHC is merely a shadow of his former self kind of like a wraith kept there because of unresolved regrets. His goal this time would be for LHC to use his necromancy to either bring back Elux’s soul to this world or maybe he is saving the last of his strength to see LHC in front of him and pass the mission of furthering necromancy and then he can finally rest.

      To me it depends on how Elux sees the undead and necromancy. It is not unbelievable for someone who has worked with death for so long to eventually come to accept it as a part of life and embrace that. Add in that from what he has said he might have been a live and kicking for a thousand years and might be tired of the effort in living. The thing holding him back from doing that could be his regret at Necromancy being wiped out and his wish for at least someone to pass on their traditions. Although the flip side could be equally true. As someone who has worked with the undead for so long it is not unimaginable that he wouldn’t have too many problems with being a undead himself.

      2. Seems pretty plausible. The only thing I would warn about is that the return of years might change as you gain more power. It could be that the higher your power goes the less years you get in return, or it could be the exact opposite since it becomes harder and harder each step you take. I feel like we need a few more people to reference before we can start definitively calling years gained to power level.

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro!

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • felix

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Robin

    Isn’t it cute how Luc Xi tries to defend his place at Haochen’s side?

    • Luke Confidential

      You mean his place behind Haochen ;]

      [Literally, LHC is the Vanguard]

      • Robin

        Naturally, but not directly behind Haochen because THIS place is reserved for Cai’er. 😉

        • Luke Confidential

          Wait, I knew Cai-er had a thing for stabbing, but THAT way too???

          Woah >_<

          • Robin

            At least not backstabbing. But she is the shadow to Haochen’s light and since he is piggybacking her, she is literally right behind him. 😛

          • Luke Confidential

            I wasn’t implying backstabbing. I was implying something much dirtier.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            You are a terrible person Luke. I feel you should know that… I would also like you to know that I am also a terrible person for understanding the meaning in that, lol.

          • Evilage

            Well then ,i guess there are way too many terrible people here including me…

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Join the terrible club. We have terrible soda, terrible food, and heck terrible jokes while we’re at it. Feel free to sample them terribly.

          • Robin

            The dirty part of my mind uderstood as well. I just thougt it a good idea to keep things G-rated for less dirty and younger readers. You are really bad, Luke. 😛

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Welcome to the terrible club. Everyone is a member, :D.

          • Robin

            At least the core group of commenters as it seems. Nevertheless, it is sort of unfitting since our child couple it simply too pure compared to any dirty thoughts.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            We can all rest at ease that LHC and Cai’er more than likely do not belong to our terrible club.

          • Luke Confidential

            Sima Xian totally does.

            EDIT: despite being even younger than LHC and Cai-Er, Chen Ying-Er belongs to it as well.

          • Robin

            Well, maybe. But I doubt that he has more practical experience than Lin Xin. 😛

          • Evilage

            So haochen and lin xin are the most exprienced in relationships within the squad….

          • Robin

            Seems like it, but as we know, this doesn’t count for much practical experience. 😉

          • Kadie

            Well, if it’s a Fan Club then they can’t. But the kind of ideas this Terrible Club supports sounds like fan-fiction now. All kinds of stuff is fair game in fan-fics.

          • Evilage

            Oh yah
            i completely forgot that haochen and cai’er were 14-15 year olds

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Evilage

    I seriously cant imagine cai’er’s piggyback ride
    well its the war again i wonder if someone will make an appearence or atleast that we get to see haochen use necromancy in this battle
    thanks for the chaptrr toto

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Part of me feels like there might be too many eyes for necromancy to show up. On the other hand if he uses Necromancy to save the day that might force people to rethink how they feel about it. The only problem in that situation for me is I’m hoping for LHC to get a bit more clout and reputation before it is revealed he is a necromancer. That way it becomes harder for people to just focus on that since there are all the achievements and merits he has on the other side.

      From how the battle is described though… Yeah shit is going to get real. 12 Demon Gods O.o. Last time three showed up in a sneak attack they brought 100 5th to 6th step guards each. With 12 here I’m betting some of the higher numbers are probably among them and I can only guess what their personal forces look like especially when they don’t need to hide them beforehand…

      I gotta say the thing I am most looking forward to is Sima Xian hitting someone with that Giant Ball. I mean consider LHC has been reliably blocking attacks from 7th step demons for a while now…. And that was before he was able to add Ripples of Light and a 6th step Holy shield ability… If I am not guessing wrong Sima Should now be able to seriously injure a 7th stepper if he throws that thing full force.

      Also the piggy back ride is probably the cutest and most ridiculous thing ever seen in a battlefield yet.

      • Evilage

        well that about the piggyback ride, haochen needs his hands to fight so probably he isnt using his hands to hold cai’er like a normal piggyback ride, all i can imagine about it is haochen wearing cai’er like a backpack(no terribleness intended)
        And about sima’s weapon i imagine a Ball and chain(thing used on prisoners to restrict movement) how do you imagine that big ball?

        • Robin

          I think of it as a variety of a spiked mace, only with a longer chain instead of the handle and no spikes. It is hard to imagine since it is so special but if you ever have seen someone really using a spiked mace, it is not that hard anymore. It is impressing with a small one, with his version it must be really amazing.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I just keep imagining that Jailer boss from Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past. You swing it over your head in a circle to build momentum and then you either swing it like that into an enemy or let it go of the chain to have it fly at them. You can actually let the chain slip through your grip a bit to increase the radius of your swing and confuse opponents with distancing as well.

            I think this youtube video of a guy using a Meteor Hammer probably explains the fighting style better than my words can:

            Just imagine that guy as Sima Xian and his Meteor Hammer being Half the guys height and you got it, :D.

            Honestly probably the biggest problem with handling Sima’s weapon is being strong enough to not be pulled over when spinning it and to be able to start the spinning. After you get it going though it shouldn’t be too hard to continue the motion thanks to inertia.

            The impressive thing about the ball’s attack though is if you add up all the forces he can implement with it. You have the sheer weight of the ball, then you have Sima’s strength to be added in swinging it, add in the revolving force, add in the Spiritual Energy it can gather from outside, and finally add in Sima’s own energy and Ripples of Light. That is going to pack a pretty amazing punch considering it fully utilizes his Internal and External Spiritual Energy to make a blow and even gathers outside forces to reinforce both of those two.

            On Cai’er’s piggyback ride it does seem like she is completely supporting herself on LHC and using her energy to try and lighten herself as much as possible. So I think arms around LHC’s neck or holding his shoulders and legs around his waist so that she doesn’t get in the way of his arms or legs.

    • idea

      i don’t think that we will see necromancy because LHC has not yet learned a single necromancy technique that he has become the successor doesn’t mean he can use the skills all of a sudden
      the same way the others had to learn the rippling light skill LHC will also need time to learn necromancy skills and at the moment LHC has no intent to learn those skills

      • Alex Talbot

        Well actually it was explained earlier that the techniques are being directly streamed into his memory. He’s trying to block it out because he doesn’t want to learn them but he can’t help it.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          From the jist of the story he was forced to learn all the necromancy in the first month of closed doors training because he couldn’t concentrate on getting stronger otherwise.

        • Evilage

          Wait, i know thought he started learning those techniques due to being unable to break though to the 6th step(Atleast thats what i remember)

      • Elux, The Great Necromancer

        He wont learn the necromancer

  • addicted to LN

    hoping for sponsor chapter…i swear to God i will sponsor at least once per month once i get a stable job

    • Luke Confidential

      You’re holding out for a sponsor through the end of the niiiight.

      • Ryan

        I approve this musical reference.

  • ZaX

    It’s war! Thanks for the chapter

    • addicted to LN

      No war, No life

      • Life