Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 287


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 287: Moon Demon of the Eighth Step VS Radiant Haochen (III)

Bright Discipline emitted a great amount of power filled with sacred light, and this intense holy aura caused all the demons who could sense it to cower.

Long Haochen didn’t expect the attack to have such a deterrence effect on the demons in the surroundings. He would never have anticipated that, after an enormous amount of spiritual energy was poured into it, this sword at the Glorious Tier would show such great effects. Long Haochen firmly gripped Bright Discipline with both of his hands, but his body trembled slightly. He could ascertain that if not for the tremendous increase of his control, stemming from the fusion with Haoyue, he would not be able to use Storing Power steadily.

But regardless of how huge the pain he endured was, his expression was still as firm, and those exceptionally firm eyes glowed brilliantly. He coldly faced the Moon Demon at the eighth step from a distance of only a few meters.

The appearance of the formidable Moon Demon, had immediately caused a huge panic. But the offensive power of the Dual Dragons of Bright Rain served as a counterattack. Though it only caused light wounds to the Moon Demon, this formidable ability of fusing water with light shackled the opponent. And this happened while the attack also continuously corroded his body.

Because he just had used a powerful ability to resist the two consecutive attacks from Long Haochen, it came with a certain time of recoil. Therefore, the Moon Demon was temporarily unable to counterattack. Still being suppressed by the Dual Dragons of Bright Rain, he panicked at the sight of this youth’ storing power. Although this attack had yet to be unleashed, a mere look at the sword in his hand caused his body to ache dully.

Long Haochen was really going all out, showing no restraint. After launching this last blow, he would lose all fighting capability, but even so, he wasn’t the slightest bit hesitant. Even if he were to die here, he had to launch this full-power attack.

The Holy Sword embedded in Bright Discipline itself became transparent, even more transparent than crystal, reflecting countless traces of holy light.

Long Haochen was waiting, waiting for the split second the Moon Demon would throw off the effects of the Dual Dragons of Bright Rain, or perhaps for the duration of the Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pill to come to an end. Even if it was just one quota of a thousand more power, he still needed to make full use of it while going all out.

His recently condensed Spiritual Cavities were overloaded with the spiritual energy present in his body. Having lost all ability to absorb the external light essence, Yating still displayed utter loyalty to her duty, sending her power into Bright Discipline for this last blow.

The Moon Demon’s panic increased as the Bright Discipline kept strengthening more and more. I don’t have a single second to waste, this human is really able to threaten my life!

The Moon Demon’s purple eyes suddenly became shiny, just as resplendent as crystals. The dark purple moon at his back, which had an illusory look because of the Dual Dragons of Bright Rain’s attack, suddenly brightened. The purple light on his body rose, and a dark purple liquid gushed out from his mouth. This blood was instantly transformed into dark purple symbols in the air, and as that bent moon at his back trembled, a radiance immediately erupted from his chest, forcibly breaking past the Dual Dragons of Bright Rain.

Starting this struggle clearly gave him an immense burden, and his purple eyes darkened right after breaking through the Dual Dragons of Bright Rain.

At this very moment, Long Haochen made his move. Bright Discipline carried an indescriptible sound coming out of nowhere, and the next second, all the surrounding radiance was gathered on this attack. It created a golden surge in the air, which produced a forceful attractive force. It attracted even the corpses on the ground, absorbing everything into a pitch-black crevice.

A sharp attack, this was an incomparably sharp attack. All the surrounding people could distinctly feel the terror produced by this sharp attack, giving off the truly terrible feeling, as if nothing in the world could possibly block it.

Of course, the Moon Demon wouldn’t wait helplessly for death. At the time the Dual Dragons of Bright Rain disappeared, a dark purple radiance emerged from him and his right hand was stretched to his back, surprisingly grabbing the condensed bent moon. He pulled it off in a final desperate try.

Under normal circumstances, even in this powerful state, Long Haochen could only possibly succumb. After all, the gap between the seventh and the eighth step was far wider than the gap between the fifth and the sixth step.

But fortunately, the difference lied in the fact that only one party attacked while the other side simply defended. Also, Long Haochen was not afraid of death, completely ready to stake his life. The instant he charged in the direction of the Moon Demon, he didn’t even think about returning alive. However, the Moon Demon was a powerhouse of the eighth step, among the most outstanding of the Moon Clan’s younger generation. Obviously, such a person didn’t want to die. Even less since he didn’t even consider Long Haochen a serious threat.

His disdain was so strong that only after Long Haochen staked everything he had, including his life, he was compelled to use any amount of his real power.

The force of Storing Power was added to Asura Strike. Those were the only abilities used in this strike. Because the massive amount of spiritual energy surpassed his control by a large extent, even Ripples of Lights couldn’t be put to use.

But those two abilities added up well, carrying the overwhelming power of Sacrifice and Final Gambit. Against an opponent restricted by the Dual Dragons of Bright Rain, this made it all the more powerful.

It wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that even a real knight of the seventh step couldn’t equal Long Haochen in the depth of his comprehension towards the ability Storing Power. After having used it for cultivation over a long period of time, and successfully breaking through to the fifth step with its help, Long Haochen was a specialist in using this ability.

For a short duration, this Asura Strike contained close to ten thousand units of spiritual energy, and Asura Strike compressed it to such a degree that its power could be well imagined.

“Tch” Without any collision, but only a bizarre sound, the shattered space came to a stop before the dark purple bent moon. Long Haochen and the Moon Demon seemed to have frozen at this instant.

However, the expression on the Moon Demon’s face became exceptionally pale. Dark purple blood seemed to erupt from all apertures of his head, and that very handsome face instantly became sinister.

Ding, With a crunchy sound, a crack appeared on that bent moon completely made of energy, and just as it became visible to the surroundings, the gap instantly expanded onwards, finally bursting in the air with a final bang.

With an explosion, the Moon Demon’s shoulder was violently torn apart.

In that instant, Long Haochen and the Moon Demon seemed to have come to a stop, but Long Haochen’s body could distinctly be seen, shining in golden light as the spiritual wings on his back faded in color. The Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pill’s effects seemed to have reached its limit, its effects about to disappear before the end of the thirty seconds duration.

Long Haochen’s face was as blank as a sheet of paper, and the same went for the six comrades behind him. After this attack, their spiritual energy was close to being completely exhausted. And with the added uses of Sacrifice and Last Gambit, Long Haochen’s body already reached its limit. At this time, Haoyue separated from his body, also appearing to be in a same kind of weak state.

“Argh” The Moon Demon abruptly spit out miserably. Since his birth, he never had suffered such a loss. Bright Discipline had pierced his shoulder deeply, and a large cut on his right chest was almost splitting his body in two. From there, a huge amount of black blood gushed out madly. If he had been human, he would obviously have died from such serious wounds.

The Moon Demon didn’t draw back, and his purple eyes were lit in a mild red color. The expression on his face condensed the Moon Demon’s entire wrath and in his left hand a dark purple glint appeared. Aggressively aiming it at Long Haochen’s chest, he was filled with hatred towards this human youth, especially when seeing his weak appearance.

But right at this time, a rose glint appeared out of nowhere, blocking in front of Long Haochen.

With a loud bang, a red figure was violently sent flying, and along with her mount, she was smashed down to the ground. It was Li Xin.

The previous battle had been carried out by the 21st Demon Hunt Squad, and everything happened very fast, thus, out of everyone from the 22nd Demon Hunt Squad, Li Xin was the first to notice the changes on Long Haochen’s body.

“Don’t take the Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pills!” Long Haochen shouted with a rough voice, blocking the members of the 22nd Demon Hunt Squad with a motion. At this very moment, he did an incomprehensible movement. He suddenly exerted strength on his back, and Cai’er was suddenly thrown backwards, falling in the direction of Wang Yuanyuan. At this very moment, everyone only saw a glint of bright light, as he rapidly took out Bright Discipline.

Along with a flickering light, the bodies of the other six members of the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad were illuminated with golden light. But at the same time, as the six on the ground were bathed in this bright light, the light on Long Haochen’s body became nonexistent.

Although his body was still in a very weak state, Long Haochen’s expression didn’t waver.

Even after sustaining such heavy injuries, the Moon Demon still didn’t attempt to escape, bearing a very deep grudge against him. Without a doubt, he was the very target of his attacks. At such close distance, and with Long Haochen’s current state, could he possibly avoid the attack launched by the Moon Demon with all his might? Thus, he immediately let go of Cai’er and forcibly cut of the connection of the Soul Linking Chains. This was to prevent their whole group of seven to be wiped out by this Moon Demon’s attack power.

He was also grateful to Li Xin, because if not for her help by blocking this attack, Long Haochen wouldn’t even have had the chance to cut off the Soul Linking Chains’ connection. And the Moon Demon was after all heavily injured, so although this last blow caused Li Xin to sustain injuries and cough out blood, it was still not fatal.

Bright Discipline was waved, creating a hurricane of dark purple blood. The Moon Demon was still as tenacious, still spitting out some dark purple liquid from his mouth, but his wound rapidly closed. After preventing his blood from flowing, he rushed right at Long Haochen.

A massive figure blocked in front of Long Haochen, and with a stuffy sound, Haoyue stumbled three meters back, completely covered in a dark black radiance. And on his body’s scales, dark purple traces of corrosion could be seen.

“Haoyue!” Long Haochen’s eyes were filled with distress. At this time, he didn’t even consider the possibility of coming back alive, but exerting his last bit of strength, Haoyue suddenly threw himself before him, blocking the Moon Demon’s last strike.

Bang.


  • Robin

    The long awaited chapter! Enjoy. ^^

    And if you thought the one before was bad, this here is a real cliffhanger. 😉

    • Seink

      6 chapter(s) is/are sponsored for the moment!
      This is how much of a cliffhanger this one was XD
      Made people despair for the next one XD

      Thanks for the translation! And thanks for the donator(s)!

      • Jonathan Hurd

        The power of the cliff is strong within this chapter…

        • Evilage

          Who else other than me read that in darth vaders voice?

          • Robin

            Me, me! 😉

      • Robin

        Yes, and I was sure this was coming after I saw this chap. Since the arc is absolutely cool and the wait to learn more too agonizing, it was bound to provoke sponsorship.

        At this point: thank you sponsors. ^^

        • Evilage

          If this wasnt sponsored i’m pretty sure i wouldve invented a time machine for this purpose

          • Robin

            I can understand this. And the awesomeness only continues in the next chapter. Isn’t the next title already saying enough? Hero. It is really fitting I think.

  • junjoy

    wow. that 6 sponsored chapters. thanks donators! 🙂

  • Luke Confidential

    Haoyue!!!

    • Robin

      Well, faithful till the end. But remember, when Haochen dies, Haoyue would die as well.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Still jumping in front of an 8th stepper takes some major balls even if you know it is the only way to save yourself.

        • Robin

          Yep, it does. Haoyue is a hero. 😀

          • Evilage

            Ha you guys finally get the awesomeness of haoyue

          • Robin

            Oh, we already knew. It is just that he is such a cute and silent hero that his awesomeness doesn’t need to be praised too loudly. We appreciate it in silence. 🙂

  • Captain Facts

    Oh come on!

    Haha…

  • Luke Confidential

    Re: next chapter…

    I am totally queuing up Bonnie Tyler =D

  • AnarchyDev

    WTF! A direct attack from haochen should have been aimed at the heart of the moon demon but there was no mention of the demon avoiding it but only tried to defend… So that attack should have been a fatal one and instant death, but the Author simply likes to increase drama and drag it more…

    Thanks for the chapter.

    • felix

      It’s not like LHC hasnt messed up before. Remember that incident with Yang? Also he used something that we didn’t even expect could be used as a weapon to parry the attack.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      The problem with that though is that LHC is using more than four times the power he usually works with and added to that it has been condensed too. Controlling a strike like that is already taking everything LHC has so aiming it at a specific point on the enemy who is also moving and blocking seems nigh impossible. Add into that the Moon Demon Deflecting the blow to the side with the moon from his back and it becomes more clear why this strike wouldn’t hit the heart.

  • agila0212

    Waaaaaaaaa Cliffhangerrrrrrrr

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂 too bad about the cliffer though…

    • Robin

      This time I agree, this cliffhanger is evil. 😉

  • Joey

    Thanks for the chapter. hoping you can find time to fix the part of the index with the Acts that come after act 4? selfishly need my OCD satisfied. 😀

    • Robin

      The Index will be updated soon, but if Toto finds the time to insert the Arc titles is up in the air. Don’t forget, he has a life in China and is still really busy translating with so many chapters sponsored. ^.^

  • addicted to LN

    thank you for the chapter!!!looking forward to upcoming sponsored chapters~~~

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro!

  • Ragnarok

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Anto Wibowo

    Bang! The sounds of me falling of that cliff.
    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Anto Wibowo

    Bang! The sounds of me falling of that cliff.
    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Eskyso

    Thank you!

    also OMG I LOVE U AND I HATE U SO MUCH! THOSE PREVIEWS ARE KILLING ME!!

    The upcoming 6 chaps are going to be like heaven on earth thou 😀

  • Eskyso

    Thank you!

    also OMG I LOVE U AND I HATE U SO MUCH! THOSE PREVIEWS ARE KILLING ME!!

    The upcoming 6 chaps are going to be like heaven on earth thou 😀

  • Dragon

    Haoyue protecting the MC like a boss also six sponsored chapters 😁😁😁 thank you donates

  • Mangaaddict

    Thanks so much for the chapter.
    So I have been rereading the series because I need a refresher on what has happened. I just got to the part when LHC is exploring the tower and hears about Elux that I get dumbstruck. That is because Elux says he is a THOUSAND YEARS OLD. If you go by the fact that for every 200,000 cultivation levels a human gets his life span is increased by 100 years this means that Elux’s cultivation level is at least 1,800,000. For those of you who don’t realize what that means is that he has 800,000 more than the freaking Demon god emperor.
    Of course

    • Sarlisark

      1st of he is not exactly alive as far as we know, more sth akin to a near death trance, which would slow down his biorythm, resulting in a slower aging process.
      2nd he is a necormancer which may or may not have addtional skills for extending their lives by using soul energies of the fallen, so he does not need to have this high of a cultivation, but he should be at least at th 9th step and be as strong as the DG slayers

      • Mangaaddict

        I suppose I should have made this clear. He was a thousand years old BEFORE the war with the radiant church. So he has been in a near death state for around 6 thousand years. He was a thousand years old during the war against the church

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I get where your coming from and I agree that Elux seems like a pretty godly level powerhouse. The only thing to me is that we don’t have enough reference points to really calculate the age limit to power relationship. We have been told that living to 200-300 is possible after getting to 9th step and we know the Demon God Slayers are basically pushing their top most limits, but even with them we haven’t been told decisively what their power is at currently. It could be that the age cap grows faster the higher power you get. It could be the reverse. Heck the age limit thing could depend on the person themselves. It is really hard to tell at this point in the story since our exposure to this phenomenon has been so limited.

          Also as Sarlisark pointed out Necromancers are a little special of a case since they can directly manipulate souls and deal so closely with death. It is not that far of a stretch to think that Elux could manipulate his body or strengthen his soul to just going. He could have become a Litch to extend his life and what we are seeing in the tower is his sealed Phylactery after his physical body was lost. Heck, there is a chance that he bound his soul to his dead body and used magic to manipulate it post posthumously.

          In the end from what has been said I would say that Elux is indeed a top tier powerhouse from the Glorious age of humans. Someone the current humans can only imagine, but it is a little hard to believe that he really dwarfs the Demon God Emperor’s power by almost double. If Elux had that much power think of what he would have to fight that would make him lose O.o.

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Mangaaddict

    Second point I want to make is that even if you think that Elux was alive for that long because of necromancer magic than at the very least his cultivation level is 1,200,000 because we can guess that at the very least Elux is a high ranked necromancer and as such I think his innate spiritual level is at least over 80. And going by the fact that the demon god slayers (who have been alive for around 330 years) have a cultivation level of 400,000 then that still means that Elux is stronger than the demon god emperor.

    • Evilage

      Maybe not
      he might have been in some kind of hyper sleep or something
      he might be in the same level as DGE thou

  • Mangaaddict

    Also I think that Elux might be at the tenth step. We can see that from Hao Yue that the tenth step exists and because he is a pet that should have the same potential as LHC we can guess that scion of lights have the potential to reach the tenth step. We also know that there must have been people who were scion of lights before the demons arrived because why else would they know to call people with an innate level of over 90 scion of lights.

  • Mangaaddict

    Final thing I want to mention is that the radiant church MUCH stronger than the story makes them out to be. We know that 90% of their powerhouses died fighting the necromancers. so if even 10 (which i think is a good estimate since humanity has been fighting a war for 6 thousand years so the number probably increased slowly over time) then that means the radiant church had over 100 powerhouses at the ninth step. Just imagine what 100 humans at the ninth step would do to the demons when only 25 of them are necessary to hold them back. And this is before adding in the fact that the supreme pontiff of church was probably at the tenth step as Elux (who I think is at the tenth step) was on the side that lost the war.

    • Evilage

      Its the alliance temple
      radiant chruch is in coiling dragon

      • Robin

        No, he is right. The Church fought the Necromancers. The Alliance was only formed later, at least in the form we know it. It was formed after the two sides almost obliterated each other. So Elux said, but I am not ready to believe everything he tells Haochen since he is naturally biased.

        • Luke Confidential

          There is a Church of Light in this story, I don’t recall for sure if the exact name IS Radiant Church though.

          Although if it is it would support my theory that Austin Griffon’s Water Head is a precarnation of the Azure Dragon.

          • Robin

            I would need to check the name as well. I thought it was Radiant Church, though. And since I don’t know this other story, I can’t be confusing it with this. Maybe I will check later.

          • Luke Confidential

            I stand my my theory that Austin Griffon’s Water Head is a precarnation of the Azure Dragon.

          • Robin

            I didn’t deny it, did I? There sure are relations between the different novels.

          • Evilage

            Looks like i forgot about the chruch bit sorry…
            even if there wasnt relations cant we just create some?
            like saying that this world ( or universe) is just a universe created by linley or something like that?

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair the story already flat out said there are thousands of different dimensions. Who is to say Linley isn’t waiting for us in one of them, mwhahahaha.

          • Evilage

            (WARNING SPOILER)(COILING DRAGON, NOT SHEN YIN WANG ZUO)

            Well linley did become an universe creator at the end…
            it would be cool if this was the universe linming(his name at the end) created

          • Robin

            Is this novel from the same author?

          • Evilage

            No coiling dragon is from another author named I Eat Tomatoes
            its story is really good apart from the fact that the author tends to forget some minor characters from time to time(not much of an issue thou)
            Coiling dragon is a prequal of stellar transformation

          • Robin

            Mh, since I don’t have that much time, I will stay with my two novels until they are finished. But since you say it is good, I will keep it in mind.

          • Evilage

            Which 2 novels are you reading?
            i’m currently following 3 including this one and some other japanese light novels

            EDIT : -tales of demons and gods
            -battle through the heavens
            -shen yin wang zup
            if i include light novels the list becomes too big xD

          • Robin

            Well, this one of course, actively. And DD. I first started with DD after being a little disappointed with the manhua, and then I got hooked. Before, I just read the Sword Art Online novels but they are different from Wuxia novels like this one. Although they are also really good.

            I read Martial God Asura for some time but it couldn’t keep my attention after about 150 chaps so I quit it. Afterwards I decided to rather stay with those two ond help working on a project rather than reading many different ones.

          • Evilage

            So you’re following this authors works?
            soul lands is good, i read part of it after reading battle through the heavens, i’ll read it after the translator fully translate it,i’m already suffering enough with the cliffhangers from BTTH & TDG

          • Robin

            I liked his first work so I thought to give a second one a try. This one was mentioned in one of the chapter comments, so I got a link. But I didn’t read any other novels of this author so far. Maybe after these two are finished. I rather like his style.

          • Evilage

            Well the other works i remember are soul land 2 & 3

          • Robin

            There are more, but I don’t know any other titles either. I’ll wait with the other DD novels until the first one is finished. But sadly, the release pace of Blue Silver Translations is rather slow, even though they now have three translators.

          • Evilage

            yah
            i read soul lands seconds manhua but sadly not the Novel yet
            waiting for it is annoying
            if you ever feel bored check out tales of demons and gods
            it wont disapoint

          • Robin

            Thanks for the recommendation. I will keep it in mind. But with such a long queue, I won’t have that much time soon. 😉

          • Luke Confidential

            Yeah, I was stoked when we were getting 2-3 translations per week after the additional translators signed on…

            But we only got one chapter the last two weeks >_<

          • Robin

            Sadly enough. I was longing for more. And every time I check the page for naught, I admire Toto and his hard work. He is truly worth supporting. ^.^

            I wait for more, especially since the last two chaps were hilarious. Tang San becoming a noble of high status, okay, but then getting knocked out by his royal present? I laughed my ass off when it hit his head, sucked his blood and rendered him unconcsious…

    • Seink

      As they said, humanity was A LOT stronger before that war. If the war never happened when the demons invaded they would be completly obliterated XD

      • Jonathan Hurd

        A big difference of the old humans power and the current is the Technology they had. Before the demons stuck and caused chaos the humans had developed a great deal of ancient artifacts to use. They have even stated that the reason the Temple Alliance is holding on is they fell back on some of these tools like the Magic Cannons at the Exorcist Mountain Pass.

        • Evilage

          well if the war didnt happen the necromancers will still be alive
          do you think the demons will be able to withstand an alliance between necromancers and the temple back then?

  • Mangaaddict

    Sorry for the info dump. But I have been holding this in for a few days and I REALLY needed to let it out

  • The Caveman

    Thanks toto and donators!

  • Dain

    Plot armor activate~!

    • Evilage

      Well in his defense killing him off will end the story
      there is like 700 chapters more……

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Also in his defense he is linked to a freaking uber powered Necromancer who promised he wouldn’t let LHC die. What I am wishing so bad right now is that Elux’s soul takes over LHC’s body and fights for him using Necromancy and the soul power from the tower…. That would be so freaking awesome.

        • Luke Confidential

          This result gets my vote for best option ever.

          Or the Pendant auto-manifests Holy Undead to defend its ward.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I WANT NECROMANCY DAMNIT! You can’t give it to the MC then never use it… T.T Make me proud next chapters make me proud!

          • Evilage

            Well you have a point
            thats like buying a fancy expensive car and keeping it in the garage
            dunno what exactly “holy” necromancy is thou
            who knows golden undead skeletons? Or undead angels?

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Well we did see Skeletons powered by Light Spiritual Energy when LHC went through his first trial.

          • Evilage

            That might be just lvl 1 skeletons
            who knows what he can summon later on
            it was the first trail after all
            no ones gonna use all the things they have in the first one

          • Robin

            Give it some time. It would not be wise to use it right in the midst of such a battlefield. I am sure he will first use it on a mission first where there are not that many spying eyes.

          • Evilage

            If he dies there wont be a first mission thou
            i think jonathan is right on this one
            either elux or some old strong guy is gonna save them
            why cant his parents come now? I’ve been waiting forever

          • Robin

            Because i am sure his parents will get an extra arc.
            I never said that no one will safe him. This IS the most likely development. I only said that he will probably NOT be saved by a horde of obviously necromancer based skeletons for example.

          • Evilage

            Yeah his parents will surely get an arc for them
            what happened to his mother hasnt been reveled yet…. damn so curious

          • Robin

            Yeah, this will be a huge matter. If we aare right with our guesses and Haochen is not purely human, it will bring a lot of meaningful twists. Just imagine how the Alliance would react to this little detail? I don’t think they would react too badly, but it still would cause some problems and second thoughts. Given that he also possesses knowledge andd abilities of a necromancer, this could be hairy if the wrong people learn of it.

          • Evilage

            Yes no one here believes haochen is pure human
            he probably has demon/dragon/necromancer or somkind of blood in him
            i kinda want to see the alliances reaction too
            nevertheless cai’er and haoyue will stick by him like glue
            even if he becomes the overlord

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I know… To be fair the first use at this point might be in Austin Griffins world. It honestly makes the most sense there too.

      • Robin

        It is obvious that the hero can’t die here, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be serious consequences for his kamikaze action.

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  • Jonathan Hurd

    Okay I finally understood what kept confusing me about the final paragraph….

    ““Haoyue!” Long Haochen’s eyes were filled with distress. At this time, he didn’t even consider the possibility of coming back alive, but exerting his last bit of strength, Haoyue suddenly threw himself before him, blocking the Moon Demon’s last strike.”

    I think when it says ‘Haoyue suddenly threw himself before him’ it should say ‘Long Haochen suddenly threw himself…’ That makes the preview make way more sense!

    I will also say it is a very nice effort and thought LHC is putting in…, but if he dies so does Hao Yue…. So it seems just a little silly to sacrifice yourself to save someone whose life is tied to yours, lol. Still an amazing thought though, :D.

    • Robin

      No, it is definitely Haoyue throwing himself in the way of the energy attack. The demon attacks with his fists right afterwards. This is the attack that hits Haochen’s back. Haoyue saved Haochen from immediate eradication because he wouldn’t have been able to block or survive this energy attack from the Moon Demon.

      Yeah, this is the mistake he made in the heat of the moment, which I mentioned beow. He may save his comrades due to the severed tie of the Soul Linking Chains but Haoyue is tied too tightly to his life.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I don’t think so…. I mean it stated Hao Yue threw himself forward then was pushed back earlier. Then its LHC who shouts. It doesn’t make great sense to me why LHC would be hit in the back if hes just standing there, or why the hit that lands was against LHC instead of Hao Yue if Hao Yue threw himself in front of LHC. To me it makes more sense to say that it was LHC who jumped forward this time.

        • Robin

          I think you ignored the paragraph before:
          “A massive figure blocked in front of Long Haochen, and with a stuffy sound, Haoyue stumbled three meters back, completely covered in a dark black radiance. And on his body’s scales, dark purple traces of corrosion could be seen.”

          There is no reason why Haoyue would be covered in a black radiance and suffer a corroding effect, if not for him blocking an attack. Since haochen changed him, he is of the light attribute and therefore vulnerable to the darkness attribute seemingly included in the Moon Demon’s attack.
          I think the actions are like this: Haoyue jumps in the way, blocks the attack, and gets thrown back. Haochen cries out and most probably turns around to look for his partner, and then gets struck. It makes perfect sense.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Okay reread it once more and think I got where my confusion lies. The last paragraph is describing the actions that happened in the second to last Paragraph. It is not describing taking a new action. The way I read it was Hao Yue throws himself in front of LHC in second to last paragraph. Then Hao Yue throws himself in front of LHC again in last one which didn’t make too much sense to me since in the next part LHC is hit. When what happened is Hao Yue threw himself in front of LHC and then the last paragraph is describing this action further. I think my confusion spawns from the pronouns in the final paragraph. So maybe instead of…

            “‘Haoyue!’ Long Haochen’s eyes were filled with distress. At this time, he didn’t even consider the possibility of coming back alive, but exerting his last bit of strength, Haoyue suddenly threw himself before him, blocking the Moon Demon’s last strike.”

            “At this time, Hao Yue didn’t even consider the possibility of coming back alive, but exerted his last bit of strength, suddenly throwing himself before LHC, blocking the Demon’s last strike”

            Admittedly nothing wrong with the previous wording I was just a little confused from tense and pronouns, my bad.

          • Robin

            I think you still are a little off, but now I understand where the problem lies. For me it was clear, but I guess if reading like this the pronouns can be confusing:
            Haochen didn’t expect to come back alive -> because he was sure this next attack would kill him.
            BUT Haoyue mobilized his last bit of strength to block in front of Haochen to save his master’s life.

            And because he took the brunt of the attack, Haochen could endure to be hit by the Moon Demon while still surviving.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            That makes sense. I think what was throwing me is the ‘he’ in “At this time, he didn’t even….” and the ‘his’ in …,but exerting his last bit of strength…” I think the thing that is mentally screwing with me is the present tense. It felt like it was describing a new action rather than one that happened a little while ago.

          • Robin

            There is no present tense here. o.O
            I guess you mean the progressive? Well yeah, the same pronoun referring to two different individuals in one sentence can be confusing.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Okay I finally understood what kept confusing me about the final paragraph….

    ““Haoyue!” Long Haochen’s eyes were filled with distress. At this time, he didn’t even consider the possibility of coming back alive, but exerting his last bit of strength, Haoyue suddenly threw himself before him, blocking the Moon Demon’s last strike.”

    I think when it says ‘Haoyue suddenly threw himself before him’ it should say ‘Long Haochen suddenly threw himself…’ That makes the preview make way more sense!

    I will also say it is a very nice effort and thought LHC is putting in…, but if he dies so does Hao Yue…. So it seems just a little silly to sacrifice yourself to save someone whose life is tied to yours, lol. Still an amazing thought though, :D.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    I finally figured out LHC’s song. Hero by Skilliet. I think that leaves Han Yu and maybe Wang Yuanyuan to think about.

    • Robin

      I fully agree with this choice of song. XD

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  • Psyside

    K let the betting start. Who will save LHC.
    My money is on grandpa or Caiers dad

    • Luke Confidential

      I’m thinking it might be the Knight of the 8th General Grade Squad. He seemed like he might well be at the peak of the 6th step [his isolated training seemed to imply he may have been attempting to break through to the 7th] and given the amount of damage and energy depletion LHC has wrought on this demon it seems plausible he might get cleaned up by such a ‘weakling.’

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I don’t think the Moon Demon is that weak yet sadly. LHC definitely hurt him a ton, but I think he still has more than enough fire power in him to contend against a 6th stepper or two. Though I definitely see a possibility of the 8th step Knight Stepping in to buy time.

        • Luke Confidential

          8th step? 😛

          • Robin

            Well, I guess knight of the 8th gg DHS. 😀

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Woops, the knight of the 8th GG DHS*

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I think Cai’er’s Dad is the leader of the Exorcist Mountain Pass so he should still be there and he is only 7th step so odds of it being him seem a bit low to me. The problem with Cai’er’s grandpa is that he is also the corner stone in the Exorcist Mountain pass in case some serious powerhouses come so I don’t think either of them has a high chance of being allowed to leave. This is especially true if the demons really are attacking from multiple fronts.

      My personal wish is that LHC’s body is possessed by Elux through the Eternal Melody. Elux did say that he would not let LHC die. Still want to see how his protection works, hehe. That would also make LHC even more indebted to Elux and so it would mean that LHC would be forced to pay back that debt by becoming a great disciple. Would be awesome to see some High Tier Necromancy at work and he can also fuel it with the Soul Power that the Eternal Melody has been collecting.

      If not Elux… probably the most obvious choice is Han Yu’s Grandpa. He is leading the forces and LHC has definitely made a big enough splash that everyone has looked down to see what is going on.

      Another contender could be the 8th General Grade DHS though they would probably be more of a temporary fix like Li Xin’s taking a blow. I find them a lot less likely than Han Yu’s grandpa, but at the same time they have been up close and watching from the start. Han Yu’s Grandpa might not have had enough time to understand the situation down there to go intervene and he also might have his hands full.

      • Psyside

        Eux is possible. But i dont think that possesion may happen. Maybe because ethernal melody takes souls and converts them into power he will renew his spiritual power? Since it is a battlefeeld and both sides have heavy losses

      • Andy W

        I agree that Cai’er’s Dad and Great Grandfather are not going to show up since they defend the Exorcist Mountain Pass. Similarly, since Southern City’s Mountain Pass is in the Priest Temple’s jurisdiction, I think a Priest of the 9th step might come and save them.

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  • normal guy

    EXPOSITION. just a bit tired after reading

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

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    Thanks for the chapter!