Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 029

Chapter 29: Saint Spiritual Stove (III)

Long Hao Chen, who would soon be 12 years old, was different from a year and a half ago: his pretty face and his delicate cheeks looked tougher. From his formerly weak and beautiful appearance, he now looked quite robust. His body was still slender and well proportioned, and his shoulder also grew larger. His appearance was basically flawless.

Li Xin, what’s up with you? He’s your Lil’ Bro and he’s eight years younger! Don’t tell me you want to become like the old cow that eats soft grass1? She rebuked herself in her mind; she was supposed to be quite a resolute person but, at the same time, she was quite fond of Long Hao Chen. In fact, she was the youngest at home and had always yearned for a younger brother, so even though she hadn’t been with Long Hao Chen for a long time, in her heart, she felt unusually close to him.

“Wow, Lil’ Bro, from what I can remember, your eyes didn’t have this color! They should have a dark blue color, so why have they taken this golden color?”

Long Hao Chen came back to his senses and scratched his head: “Father helped me undergo the Divine Awakening and then they became like that.”

Li Xin became stupefied, “Divine Awakening can result in a change of color of your eyes? How is it that I have never heard about this? Ah! You have already undergone the Divine Awakening you say? Then your spiritual energy has already broken through the 200th level! Quickly tell Big Sis, how high is your innate internal spiritual energy level?”

Long Hao Chen nodded and said: “Big Sis, I don’t want to fool you; the truth is that my father forbade me to reveal it.”

Suddenly, Li Xin looked as if she realized something and covered her own month before muttering in a low voice: “Heavens! A third step knight below 12 years-old. Let’s go, I’m bringing you to see Uncle Nalan Shu; he will be absolutely frightened by your progress.”

“What is going to frighten me?” Hearing a voice that seemed a bit playful, Long Hao Chen and Li Xin turned their head, only to see that Nalan Shu has just come down the stairs.

Upon seeing Long Hao Chen, Nalan Shu was quite surprised, but he quickly took an earnest expression. He hurried in front of Long Hao Chen, looking at him from top to bottom, before asking without restrain: “That day… that day, wasn’t it your teacher that…”

Long Hao Chen was a little surprised, but he quickly understood what he meant and proudly nodded.

Nalan Shu took a deep breath, his eyes revealing a scorching hot feeling of adoration, “I knew it! I knew it!”

Li Xin answered, unconvinced: “Uncle Nalan, what are both of you talking secretly about?”

Nalan Shu took a serious expression before asking her: “Why haven’t you already left for practice? You are already a seventh rank knight, so whether you can participate in the Magical Hunting Selection and Competition prior to breaking through the level of Grand Knight will relate to how well you will be able to do in this magical selection.”

Li Xin stuck out her tongue and looked at Long Hao Chen: “Lil’ Bro, I am going to practice first. In the evening, dinner will be my treat, I’ll invite you to eat a large meal. Hihi.” As she finished, she turned around and ran out.

Nalan Shu said with a helpless smile and, at the same time, doting tone: “This kid, she’ll soon be 20 but is still so mischievous. Those who come from normal households are supposed to marry by this age.”

Turning back, Nalan Shu took a look at Long Hao Chen before nodding and said: “Hao Chen, come with me.”

Long Hao Chen went together with him to his office on the second floor, where Nalan Shu couldn’t hold back his feeling of anxiety any longer: “The Divine Throne of Doom and Slaughter! Hao Chen, do you know how big this surprise attack of the demon race was? But with a single move from your teacher, their five army forces simply fled from the Alliance’s border. He’s your teacher right? Would it be possible to let me meet Senior Xing Yu?”

Long Hao Chen shook his head: “Nalan Hall Master, he left. This is for you.” As he spoke, he took out the letter that his father left to him, passing it to Nalan Shu.

Nalan Shu couldn’t hold himself back and took apart the letter before taking a look, and a surprised look quickly appeared on his face. Still looking at the contents of the letter, he revealed a look full of disbelief as he looked at Long Hao Chen, “You, you were actually Senior Xing Yu’s son? But, why would Senior Xing Yu let you study abilities used by Guardian Knights together with us? Why is it not the path of a Retribution Knight? Senior Xing Yu is the number one Retribution Knight of the Knight Alliance!”

Long Hao Chen said: “Nalan Hall Master, Father did not want me to reveal everything, so I cannot tell you anything that was not written in his letter.”

Nalan Shu took a deep breath and, while putting the letter away with a great care, he said: “Okay. Regardless of his reasons, I cannot disobey Senior Xing Yu’s instructions. From now onwards, you will become a genuine member of Hao Yue Hall. I will give my best in training you. In his letter, Senior Xing Yu explained that he wanted you to participate in the magical selection.”

“Em, I will follow your guidance.” Long Hao Chen straightened his posture and faced Nalan Shu with a basic knight salute.

Nalan Shu clapped his shoulders and said: “In the future, you will be like Xin’er, so call me Uncle Nalan. Honestly, the knight skills I will pass on to you are, from my honest point of view, rather imperfect; but I believe that in the near future, you will definitely be able to become the biggest glory of our Hao Yue Hall. Come, I will bring you to a nearby location that I have arranged for you to stay at.”

“Thank you, Uncle Nalan.”

Hao Yue Hall occupied an enormous area. It was definitely not limited to what Long Hao Chen could only see: from behind the hall, there was also a big region. Among the three main parts, there was one where knights could rest as well as a public square where they could practice as knights and be passed on knowledge and skills belonging to the Knight Hall.

At the center of Hao Yue City, the scheduled arrival of the group of Knight Squires from the villages and small towns to Hao Yue Hall for their examination would happen in three years. Those who were successful at becoming Standard Knights would be able to remain in Hao Yue Hall to study and practice. If they could break through the third step within five years, they would then turn into genuine members of Hao Yue Hall as well as genuine members of the Knight Hall. If they couldn’t, the alternative for these Standard Knights would be to join the army or take up another kind of occupation in the Knight Temple.

Actually, what Long Hao Chen saw was only the facade of Hao Yue Hall. The real Hao Yue Hall was actually hidden behind this facade; 100 Knights2 and 2,000 Standard Knights lived there, but according to Nalan Shu’s presentation, besides its outward appearance, Hao Yue Hall actually also had an Earth Knight as well as seven Grand Knights3. All those who could advance to the step of Grand Knight would sooner or later leave for the Knight Temple to begin a new journey.

Together with the differences in rank, the living conditions also varied. Standard Knights had to share a room among four people, but each Genuine Knight had his own room.

Nalan Shu arranged Long Hao Chen’s room to be next to Li Xin’s room, and after eating, Nalan Shu told Long Hao Chen to rest for the remainder of the day. The next day, he would come back for practice.

When people reached the third step, no matter from which Temple they came, they would be treated well because they would be the main force against the demon race in battle.

Long Hao Chen’s room was currently inside of a three-story monastery4 reserved for Genuine Knights. It was a suite. There was a bedroom, a quiet meditation room for practicing, and a private bathroom for personal hygiene. Inside the meditation room, there was a simple Magic Circle surrounded by a few Light-based magic crystals. Since the light-element affinity inside the room was much higher than outside, it had a supplementary effect when practicing inside.

Unaffected by the generosity he received, Long Hao Chen just took out his clothes from the space ring before sorting himself out a bit and went into the meditation room to practice.

Practice made time pass quite faster, a whole afternoon quickly passed. Before night fell, a clear yet calm knocking sound on the door could be heard.

“Who is it?” Long Hao Chen regained consciousness from his quiet practice.

“Lil’ Bro, it’s me.”

Long Hao Chen opened the door and saw Li Xin standing at the entrance. At the moment, she did not wear her light armor but had changed into a white-colored attire, looking as though she had just taken her bath. Her pink colored hair that hung down to her shoulders’ level was still somewhat wet. Her current appearance looked quite less heroic and much more charming.

“Come with me, Uncle Nalan wanted me to take you to test your spiritual energy, but before I take you there, let’s have a good welcome dinner.”

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  1. Idiom, interpretation: The old cow is supposed to be eating old grass and leave soft grass to be eaten by the younger ones, I guess.
  2. Knights is the used by the author when he speaks about Genuine Knights, and probably levels above
  3. 4th step knight
  4. refined house, with a meditation room, that’s why I assumed it’s a monastery
  • Xias

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • leehar

    First!

    • Xias

      Sorry, you are second.

      • leehar

        Should I have put an ‘a”?
        Didn’t think it would be needed I guess.

        • Xias

          You should simply post “Thanks for the chapter” instead of “first”. That way you would not be wrong no matter if your comment is first or not and you would show the translator the respect he deserves for the translation.
          Don´t you think it is a bit rude to the translator to simply post “first” because you want to be the first one to comment when the translator put his hard work and free time into the translation?

          • leehar

            There’s always time to edit later if you are first.
            Even moreso to add a comment about the chapter itself after you’ve read it

          • Why are people finding ‘first’ rude here? :'( Actually I’m happy when I see people rushing and be proud to be the first to discover the chapter.

          • yuzu

            you’re translator little bro Chen, so of course you don’t understand why! just saying first is really rude, it means they take it for granted not showing any gratitude! well if you’re a donator you can say what you want but since we’re just leechers now…*sigh~*

            anyway ‘thanks’ is easy to type as ‘first’ and others don’t have anything to say about that, so it’s safe to say ‘thanks’ than ‘first’!

            *whisper* there’s always the envy towards the throne(1st place) included! *whisper* 😛

  • Mario Mägi

    Thank you for the new chapter!

  • jacobpaige

    I wonder what his current level is? and how much it will shock them? 😉

    Thanks for the chapter.

    • yuzu

      Nope, installing spiritual stove took most of his spiritual energy and it is said to be restored in about a month or so.
      So his current level must be a bit low! but that’s all better since that means little Chen is going to be more mysterious when he grows up! Nofofofofo!

      • jacobpaige

        Even suppressed, it is likely quite high. Of course, knowing his unsuppressed power would probably shock them even more 😉

        • And the fact he’s training both spc at the same time. Its like Linley who’s mage and warrior at the same time, Tang San’s dual innate spirit, or Xiao Yao’s heal spell

  • TLODAN

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • kensche heiashi

    Thank ya very much for the translation, translator! Many thanks towards the Author!

    • yuzu

      if you’re ryuketsu clone then that means you’re my slave! I’m ryuketsu’ master you know! 😉

      • kensche heiashi

        MEOW!!!…*flees*

  • TheFrostDude

    Thanks for the new chapter!
    Is she the first in his harem?

    • Mimi-dono

      no the second!

    • yuzu

      There’s no harem!!! *v*

  • tracktor

    Thanks.

  • Piedpiper1

    Thanks this chapter came out quick,but his spiritual power has been temporarily weakened due to the spirit stove

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!!

  • Vivec

    Li Xin should just go for the reverse Hikaru Genji already damn it. She knows she wants it.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • BurningAlpha

    this girl doesn’t have any chance to begin with lol. I mean in the end he is going to end up with the girl who gave him the space ring anyway

    • Geheim1111

      i forgot about her

  • shetoldmeshewas18officer

    thanks for the new chapter! school arc start! hao chen makes me moist

  • goku

    ty

  • Filya Sonuvabič

    didn’t his father said he could trust Nalan and wrote in the letter about retribution/guardian situation? also wasn’t Li Xin 2nd or maaaybe 3rd step knight last time? and now 7th.. higher the level higher the difficulty and more time is needed in training yet she trained faster than our OPMC, doesn’t make sense
    oh and thanks for the chap, I keep forgetting sry

    • Li Xin is 7th ranked Genuine Knight. Was the TL a bit unclear on this part? Maybe I should clarify then.

      • Filya Sonuvabič

        why so rude, I’m saying it doesn’t make sense not that it is unclear

        • ShinigamiZR

          Where’s the rudeness? Totokkk only asked if the translation needed to be modified. Also, “doesn’t make sense” is basically what “unclear” could be interpreted as.

          • Filya Sonuvabič

            sounded differently to me, ok my bad

        • I’m sorry I just asked about your opinion; thanks a lot for pointing out the mistake btw 🙂

          • lalelilula

            oh, and you really do need a better glossary then the messy one in links. one that’s on a tab of it’s own next to toc and a bit more clear with the new stove’s and everything explained a bit better since it takes time to remember what’s what when you read a chapter once every 2-3 days and you start forgetting about it or it gets mixed in with other novels.

          • Thanks, we were discussing it, and I will probably make several pages on the site, updated as the translation advances; like a page Skills, a page Characters, a page Ranking, a page about Monsters later on(…). I’ll try to find the time; I did pretty quite hurriedly the temporary Glossary, actually

        • lalelilula

          hmmm, to clarify there are steps as in 2nd step is standard knight, 3rd is genuine knight etc., and for each step there’s 10 ranks between them that again split the ranks since a person who’s 3rd step 2nd rank is much weaker in spiritual energy then a 3rd step 8th rank.

          Anyways thx for the tl toto

    • yuzu

      as I remember Li Xin was 5th step knight back then. and she made a progress of taking 2 steps within a year or two. Little Chen made the similar progress too, and they both known to be geniuses so what’s the big deal about this???
      My Little Chen Chen is always more OP than others, just wait he’ll leave behind that hag in dust!
      Nofofofofo! 😀

      • Oh she was 3rd step back then and progressed of a few ranks since then. Ranks are 1/10 step, so ofc LHC progressed much more than her.

  • Crushow

    Thanks for the chapter!!
    Im wondering, why Grand Knight is now the fight step of the Knight vocation? Before it was mentioned, that the fifth step an Earth Knight was

    • Ohhh, nono Grand is fourth, thxx, my footnote was actually a bit failed

  • Tsukumi

    Chapter 30 should be out soon, also I should ask toto to publish the SE ranking system here, so to avoid further misunderstandings about ranks/steps

    • Michael Finjan

      Yea, defiantly should post the ranking system, already confused about who´s got a higher rank lol

      Edit: when´s the chapter coming out, can´t wait !!!

      • i’m removing the spoilish parts of it and i’ll release it together with the next chapter. I’ll put these parts back little by little as we’ll advance and these ranking system details will probably come out in a new page (and this site will thus become in addition a kinda mini-wiki sywz at the same time as a tl site if u guys don’t mind)

        • Michael Finjan

          Soo… when´s chapter 30 coming out? lol

  • Geheim1111

    hmm not gonna ship li xin and long hao chen
    my new ship is quiet girl and long hao chen

    long hao chen is gonna be a op character

  • burnnnn

    “Refreshing intensifies”

  • yuzu

    Hohohoho! They’re all going to be fooled! none of them know little Chen Chen has a spiritual stove! Hohohoho!

    Anyway little bro link to 29th chapter doesn’t show on the main page. Thanx for the chapter btw!

    aaand a question- so third step knight is a genuine knight? right? then what step means the grand knight?

    • Oh, was it fixed by emptying cache?
      Yeah you’re right, 3rd step = gk, and 9th step = dk :).

  • Dilythrynthes

    Sorry if I’m being a bother, but regarding the idiom in footnote 1) It’s actually old cow eating soft grass, and not light grass. Old grass is tougher and harder to chew, and thus the newer and softer grass should be left for the younger ones.

  • Frun Blumglin

    Thanks for the chapter!~ =3

  • Jack Nathanial Mikhail

    ♥Thank you for the chapter my wonderful friends♥
    Translated by: Toto sama!!

  • Shadow_Tomb

    Already talking about her marriage huh ?
    I wonder how our OP MC will feel about that when Puberty hits him like a Dragon.

  • Avarrencus

    Thanks for the chap~

  • Pho Rawn

    wtf pink colored hair are you kidding me.

  • Deus Ex Machina

    I woke up like this! I woke this! Flawless bwahaha

  • Zen

    Damn if i’m an old cow I damn right deserve to eat soft grass, my teeth are all decayed man you young cows can eat the tough stuff

    • Ronald Wood

      Lol haha every post makes me laugh

      • Zen

        thanks xD

  • Arua

    The old cow that eats soft grass… You learn something everyday reading xanxias

  • KenKen

    Old cow that eats soft grass.. LOL

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Squire
    Standard knight
    Genuine knight
    Grand knight
    Earth knight
    Radiant knight