Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 291

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 291: Sole Successor

If she didn’t have such feelings of attachment, she wouldn’t possibly be feeling such pain. No matter how unsatisfied she was about the fact that Long Haochen threw her like that, at the time he held her in his arms, all of her grudges and all of her hatred turned into endless love. As her feelings gained the upper hand, she couldn’t hold back her tears anymore. They streamed down her cheeks in a steady flow, as she was already completely unable to struggle free of his embrace. Like this, the two of them remained in each other’s arms, staying silent for a long time.

Long Haochen could feel Cai’er’s current mood, and kept forming the shape of the word ‘sorry’ on her back. Still Cai’er didn’t gave him the slightest reaction, only continuously crying on his chest. After some time he gently carried her to the bed. But just as he started to lower his head to warm free her of her trembling state with a kiss, there was a sudden hard knock on the door.

“Captain, are you awake?” From outside, Sima Xian’s voice drifted into the room, and Long Haochen immediately lifted his head in a hurry, writing a few more words on Cai’er’s back.

Although unwilling, Cai’er finally let him go, but contrary to her expectations, he kept holding her in his arms, carrying her along to the entrance. Cai’er’s sad feelings finally weakened after taking it all out. Still slightly trembling, her face was buried at Long Haochen’s chest; she was unwilling to let anyone else see her crying face.

Long Haochen opened the door, immediately seeing that clean bald head.

Seeing Long Haochen, Sima Xian immediately rejoiced greatly. His arms were preparing to hug him, but as soon as he saw Cai’er in his arms, this thought immediately disappeared from his head. In embarrassment, he withdrew his arms.

“Boss, how are you? Are you alright? Did the pills of that has-drug-bro have any side-effects?” They weren’t idiots, and when Long Haochen had ordered the 22nd general grade Demon Hunt Squad not to take the Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pills, they immediately guessed that some problem arose when the pills were taken. This had been what worried them the most. Long Haochen shook his head to this, giving the reply, “I am alright. It’s just that my body will still need a few more days to recuperate. My energy channels have bursted from the excessive amount of spiritual energy, but the damage is already being mended. It will get better after a few more days.”

Long Haochen smiled bitterly, “But there is a little problem with the pills. Although it isn’t too big a problem, those pills still are not something anyone at the fifth step can use. Tell this to Captain Luc Xi later. If he wants to use the Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pills, he should wait at least until he reaches the sixth step, and then take it along with a Great Energetic Pill.” Thinking for a bit, he then continued, muttering irresolutely, “The best would be to use it after reaching the seventh step. The Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pills are extremely tyrannical, and this makes it very hard to control the spiritual energy provided by others.” Sima Xian replied unhappily, “I knew something would go wrong with has-drug-bro one day. Heh, let’s settle the bill with him later…”

Long Haochen shook his head with a smile on his face, “You shouldn’t say that. This time, if not for the help of the Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pills, I’m afraid that we wouldn’t have made it back alive. The Moon Demon had such formidable strength that we couldn’t possibly resist him with our current strength.” At this point, he couldn’t help but remember Yue Ye and his experience in the Moon Palace. This time, they had merely encountered a young Moon Demon, but in the Moon Palace, there had been a lot more powerful powerhouses, including the Moon Demon God.

For an ordinary Moon Demon to be so powerful, what level would the second Demon God out of the seventy-two, the Moon Demon God Agares, reach? Thinking of this , Long Haochen’s expression became a lot more focused. In spite of his current age, reaching such a cultivation level could only be done through hard work. But he wasn’t satisfied from this. This was what made him different from others, as he was a person that moved forward no matter what.

“Sima, did you have some reason to look for me?” Long Haochen was comforting Cai’er right now, and thus didn’t really want to keep chatting with Sima Xian. Furthermore, now that the battle was over, he also wanted to have some rest.

Sima Xian replied in a flash, “Yes, yes. The Saint Knight Chief wanted me to inform you that he wants you to attend a meeting in case you are awake.”

“A meeting? What sort of meeting?” Long Haochen gave Sima Xian a puzzled look. Sima Xian shrugged his shoulders in response, “I don’t know about that either. He wanted you to head to the General Assembly of the Priest Temple. You can directly go there. Oh, right, you have to bring the vice-captain along.” Long Haochen nodded his head, replying, “Understood. I’m going in a bit.” Since he was previously cultivating, he was only clad in underwear. How could he have looked for some clothes in such a short time?

Sima Xian gave Long Haochen a look, before glancing at Cai’er, revealing a malicious smile, “Oh, I understand, I understand! Boss, then I’ll be heading back first.” After saying this, he ran off in a hurry. Long Haochen, who felt quite helpless, closed the door behind him. He wasn’t really afraid of other people’s misinterpretations anyway. After informing Cai’er of Han Qian’s call for them to attend a meeting, he put some clothes on, and Cai’er used this time to sort out her feelings. After she cried for so long, her nose was still red, but her facial expression wasn’t affected by this in the slightest. Instead, she looked even more lovely than usual.

Cai’er put on her veil, and Long Haochen carried her, leaving the room. The Priest Temple’s headquarters was huge, but nonetheless, finding the General Assembly wasn’t hard. They only had to ask people around to find the way. At this time, the atmosphere in the Priest Temples’ headquarters was very heavy, and people went in and out in endless streams. From their attire, it looked like people from all the six Temples were present. This place was already not only the headquarters of the Priest Temple anymore, but also became a temporary Office Palace, where every official affair was handled. It would be a wonder if people weren’t busy and rushed their work under such circumstances. Quickly, Long Haochen found the location of the General Assembly, where two guards stood at its entrance. Seeing Long Haochen approach with Cai’er in his arms, they immediately barred their way.

“Who are you? This is the General Assembly. You are not allowed to get any closer while the leaders are attending a meeting inside.” Long Haochen replied very politely, “My name is Long Haochen. The Saint Knight Chief Han Qian called me to attend this meeting.”

“Long Haochen?” Hearing this name, the two guards were simultaneously shaken. Exchanging a quick glance with each other, they clearly displayed expressions of disbelief. The guard on the right cried out, “You… Are you really Long Haochen? The hero who saved thousands of our fellow soldiers?” Long Haochen replied with a smile, “I don’t deserve being called a hero, but I am Long Haochen.” The guard on the right immediately appeared unconvinced, “That can’t be, this is definitely false. How old is this person? Can he really be the hero who stopped an enemy at the eighth step? Stop pretending!” As he said this, the guard stepped forward, immediately grabbing Long Haochen’s shoulder. The reason why he determined that Long Haochen was lying was simple: Who was this Long Haochen in their heart? He was the leader of the Demon Hunt Squad that led their troops during the attack, and the hero who stopped the attacks of the Moon Demon at the eighth step! To be able to resist against such a powerhouse of the eighth step, even with his team’s assistance, he had at the very least to be at the sixth step of cultivation. But this youngster before their eyes, didn’t even look twenty. Because of the hurry, Long Haochen wore simple clothes, and resembled a local inhabitant. How could that be the demeanor of a hero?

Seeing the aggressive intent of the other party towards him, Long Haochen was unsatisfied. Unconsciously taking a step back, he lifted his left hand to stop the guard’s right hand. At the same time, he turned his body around and moved Cai’er to the side, so as to avoid letting her be affected by the opponent’s attacks.

After those two hands came into contact, that guard reacted quickly, attempting to grab Long Haochen’s wrist. But at this time, a bright light suddenly illuminated Long Haochen’s left hand. In this flash of bright light, Long Haochen’s wrist trembled bizarrely, and that guard immediately felt a great shock as if he was electrocuted. Stunned, he retreated in response.

During those times of war, even the two temporarily assigned guards were warriors of the fifth step. But Long Haochen handled this guard with a single hand, causing the expressions on their faces to change immediately.

To be able to handle a warrior of the fifth step conveniently, could he be the real deal?

Without attacking again, the guard that previously inquired Long Haochen cried out, “Are you really Long Haochen? If you tell the truth, then you should be the captain of the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad. Can you let us inspect your insignia?”

Long Haochen responded grudgingly, “Wouldn’t it have been for the best if you asked this earlier?” and handed over his insignia.

This time, the expressions on those two guards changed for real and especially the one who reacted first looked embarassed. Stepping forward, he respectfully, handed the insignia back to Long Haochen, his cheeks appearing very red.

“Please enter, Captain Long!” The two guards stepped aside, inviting Long Haochen and Cai’er to enter the General Assembly.

Long Haochen would naturally not bother about others doing their job with fidelity. In the midst of his stroll into the General Assembly, he unconsciously came to a stop.

After passing the entrance of the General Assembly, he immediately saw through a huge screen depicting the sculpture of several hundreds of people. It was a representation of the goddess of light.

After passing this screen, what came into view was the conference room of the Priest Temple, which was really large in size. It was simply an enormous hall.

From where he stood, the conference room looked like a rectangle, its domed roof over twenty meters in height, and crystallized. Inside was a group of comfortable-looking sofas, and the furthest ahead appeared a one meter and a half high platform. There, a group of people were talking while sitting around a long table. Clearly, a meeting was in session there.

These people numbered at least thirty, and Long Haochen immediately recognized Han Qian, discovering with astonishment that even with his status, Han Qian was only sitting on the side; neither on the main seat, nor on the second one in ranking.

On the main seat was a white haired old man, clad in a white gown. His vocation couldn’t be told just from this, but only by calmly sitting there, he naturally appeared like the center of the whole assembly. Even if he didn’t speak, no one would dare ignore his presence; occasionally, everyone gave respectful looks in his direction.

Could this person be one of the senior Saints of the Priest Temple? Long Haochen secretly came to this believe. Cai’er and he were still far from the platform. While he was still in deep thought, a sound came from the direction of the platform.

“Haven’t you been informed that disrupting this meeting is not allowed?” The one to spoke was a priest clad in a golden gown. He appeared quite young, at most forty, based on his appearance. Based on his expression, he was absolutely furious.

Long Haochen made haste to come out with Cai’er from behind the screen, and although they were still distant, he still made his salutations from afar, “Long Haochen, captain of the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad reports. The Senior Saint Knight Chief called me to attend this conference.”

Hearing this name, everyone on stage looked in his direction, including even that white-haired elder.

Without a doubt, those people were the higher-ups of the Southern Mountain’s City. Each one of them gave a different look towards Long Haochen, some containing amazement, other admiration, and for most, appreciation. They had all heard of Long Haochen’s deeds, and now that they were finally seeing him personally, what astonished them the most was his age.

The white haired elder nodded to Long Haochen with a smile, his gentle look giving off a refreshing feeling. It was filled with pure warmth and gentleness, that even caused the pain in Long Haochen’s body to suddenly ease up.

Han Qian smiled before waving Long Haochen and Cai’er over, telling them, “Join us now!”

“Yes.” Long Haochen gave a response before hurrying to their side, leading Cai’er along with him. As he crossed the room, his face wore a curious expression. To participate in such an important meeting… Why would grandteacher call us to attend? How could Cai’er and I be qualified to attend a meeting of such high rank?! Without any need to ask, he was certain that this was a discussion related to the handling of the demons in the Southern Mountain’s City.

Han Qian straightened his posture when Long Haochen and Cai’er arrived on the platform. He left his place along with another of Long Haochen’s and Cai’er’s acquaintances, the Auxiliary Hall Master of the Assassin Temple, Ying Suifeng. The reinforcement army this time had been led by the two of them.

Han Qian bowed towards the white clad old man, before declaring with a smile on his face, “Elder Ling, everyone. Let us do the introduction. This person is Long Haochen, the little hero of this time’s battle. Haochen, how are your wounds?”

Long Haochen hurried to perform a standard knight salute to everyone, but still held Cai’er’s hand, which made the movement look somewhat strange. Respectfully, he replied, “Senior Saint Knight Chief, my wounds are already all right.”

Han Qian let out a sigh, “This boy! Tell me what’s good with you!? As a knight, you did well, but considering your role for the whole Alliance, you really acted excessively rudely. Everyone, although Long Haochen is young, he plays an essential role for our Knight Temple. My intend by calling him to this meeting was, to give this junior some experience. Please let me convey to everyone my apologies for the interruption.”

The middle-aged priest that previously shouted in anger gave a serious reply, “Old Han, this seems a bit unconformed to the rules. I know about this younger brother’s accomplishments, but this meeting is of utter importance.”

Han Qian looked straight at him, explaining with resolution, “Brother Ling, Haochen is not only the captain of a general grade Demon Hunt Squad, but he’s the only future candidate for the role of our Knight Temple’s leader. As long as he stays alive, he will surely become the next leader of the Knight Temple. There’s no candidate other than him.”

These words Han Qian uttered caused everyone without exception to let out a gasp. What kind of concept was that? The sole successor? But how young was this kid?

  • Anonymous

    Will HaoChen go to the other side for Hao Yue again?

    • Luke Confidential

      It’s not if, it is when.

    • felix

      100% guaranteed I’d say. Just not immediatly.

  • dreamer

    Auxiliary Hall Master of the Assassin Temple, Ying Fengsui.

    CMIIW shouldn’t his name is “Ying Suifeng”?

    • yes, thx, fixed

      • dreamer

        No problem.
        And thanks for the chapter. I’m glad that you’re back in shape. 😀

    • Robin

      Thanks, embarassing enough, I did’t notice either. Maybe because this guy didn’t pop up for some time. ^^°

      • dreamer

        Yeah… Last time he shows up when LHC complained about the mission + he didn’t mentioned much in the story so far.

        • Robin

          Yes, Sheng Yue is more dominant. And a lot more interesting, by the way. Somehow I never payed much attention to Ying Suifeng. Most of the times he appears like a sort of lackey.

          • Evilage

            No one noticed cause most people hate him

          • Robin

            I don’t really hate him, but I admit, i don’t think too highly of him. He appears to be weak. Not strengthwise, we have never seen him fight so far, but characterwise.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair he seems like a decent enough person. It is just hard to really relate to him when the only thing we have been shown from him is that he is a lolicon.

          • Luke Confidential

            When did we ACTUALLY see him as a lolicon? All I remember is that he’s fond of Cai-er, but I got more of an uncle impression than a perv impression.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Lolicon is what Han Qian was hinting at when they were arguing and with how he always calls her ‘our Cai’er’….

          • Luke Confidential

            So a bit of playful banter between rivals of the same rank in separate temples.

          • Robin

            I agree, there is nothing more than the relationship between a doting uncle who favors his ward between them. Seeing her standing towards her parents, I guess that he and Sheng Yue did most of the raising.

  • addicted to LN

    Thank for the chapter toto!
    Has your sickness subside?

    • Dawnyaaa

      Yes forgot asking about that. I hope he’s feeling better.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Sir han qian sure can see mount tai.
    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Dawnyaaa

    Thank you ToTo!

  • michaely5

    wb totalBro, thanks

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Majk

    Thank you! Now my day went from good to great 🙂

  • Majk

    I thought that he called him to talk about the necklace and the
    Slumbering Calamity that proclaimed LHC as his sole successor

    • Draconic

      Same here. they will probably discuss those in the next few chapters.

      • ShelfCloud

        Or perhaps he really did not notice anything. There might have been a little hint that he did two chapters ago, but going by his behavior now I do not think that he caught anything. But I might be wrong.

        • Draconic

          Yeah. Maybe they didn’t notice, or just want to discuss it at a later time. Hopefully without the other temples listening…

        • Majk

          Now I think that the author was having some fun with us and in reality Han Qian was reviled becasue LHC was alive and fulfilled his role as a knight exceptionally well but on the other hand he got angry since LHC is not just the future of the knight temple but also for the whole human race. If he had to choose himself he would have probably evacuated LHC and Cai Er out of there first.

      • felix

        I think he didnt notice, since its not uncommon for abilities that they never seen to just popup up, such as ripples of light and such. They cant just question every knight every time something a bit different happens.

        People speculated that he might notice the soul energy sucking effect but dont think that’s the case either. I believe that’s either a necromancer ability or maybe even something entirely specific to the necklace. And it’s starting to look like its specific to the necklace.

        His reaction last chapter can just as easily be explained as shock that LHC was half-dead.

        What’s suspicious is why the priest who healed LHC didn’t notice. You’d think sending that much healing magic would have some ability to notice it but guess not.

        Finally, just because LHC is who he is, I find it hard to believe this hiding business sits well with him. Wouldn’t accepting to be sole successor and the benefits there of weigh heavily on his vow of sincerity with regard to him hiding the necromancy stuff. Oh well.

    • Robin

      I think no one really heard about the words Elux spoke. Within such a chaotic situation it would also be hard to identify the source of the light and the voice. I wouldn’t set your hopes too high in this regard.

      • Majk

        Yeah it seems so. When they recap it they don’t even mention it so it was probably something that only LHC heard or Eluxes attack was so loud that it covered it.

  • Rob Engranajes

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Dawnyaaa

    This chapter was really long so is the teaser…i hope not every chapter is that long (i mean good news for us…but bad for ToTo.)

    • Robin

      True enough. 😉
      There have been longer ones, especially among the single titled ones, but still, it was a little longer than the average. And the new arc is really promising!

  • ShelfCloud

    Thank you very much for the chapter!

    I loved everyone’s reactions to seeing Haochen in this chapter and their attitude towards him (that of the guards after they realized they are facing the real LHC). I hope we get some more of that in the future chapters. I especially would like to see what the 8th general DHS will do when they meet LHC again.

  • Erogami

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Ryner

    Im new here so i wanted to know is the preview of the next chapter the first half of it or a summery of the next chapter?

    • Majk

      Its the first part of the new chapter

    • Robin

      Hi, and welcome!
      The preview is always the first part of the next chap. It is neither a summary nor a part out of the middle, but always the beginning. This time, Toto was generous but the length depends. So, enjoy the read and look forward to the whole chapter tomorrow. 😉

    • Jonathan Hurd

      A little forewarning is that we do discuss things we see in the Preview so if you are the type of person who wants to hold off and wait for the entire chapter keep that in mind when reading the comments.

      Other than that welcome to the family, :D.

  • Eury Evans

    Thanks for the Chapter

  • Evilage

    Yes the drama again
    i’m getting too hyped
    cant wait for the next chapter
    time to get working on the time machine

    • Robin

      You won’t need to wait long. I would guess that he will release it midmorning or towards noon.

      • Evilage

        Lets hope that i can make one before than

        • Robin

          A little greedy, aren’t you? 😛

          • Evilage

            Humans are greedy by nature…. i’m just embracing that nature

          • Evilage

            Humans are greedy by nature
            therefore i am embracing my humanity

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro!
    I hope you get better soon!

  • Seink

    THanks for the translation!

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Luke Confidential

    Still waiting for the other temple heads to hear about the unique physiques of these two uber-prodigies [unlike standard prodigies like Wang Yenzhao]

    • Sarlisark

      well now they can kind of guess,For Heaven’s sake they were told both of them are the sole succesors of their temples, sth. that never before existed in addtion to the fact that they are barely 15 years old.
      If you think about the leaders intelligence and power in the council, it would be strange should they not realize just how special they are.

  • Psyside

    Sole succesors xD Pff his whole squad is a squad of succesors. Just imagine all of his squad as temple leaders

    • Robin

      This would be a disaster… The little summoner has NO leading qualities. Yuanyuan is simply not interested in anything but slaughtering demons, which probably also goes for Sima Xian, who is also simply too far out of the norm to be accepted as a successor without resistance. Lin Xin is the only one I would give enough credit for the role as successor and Han Yu simply has no chance against Haochen. But he will surely support him throughout his whole life.

      • Luke Confidential

        It’s funny though because Yuanyuan is the descendent of not one but TWO Warrior Temple leaders.

        She’s part of a fricken dynasty.

        • Robin

          Maybe she will change her mind after being influenced by Haochen long enough, but it is not always the direct descendant that will succeed. Neither Yang Wenzhao nor Han Yu will succeed the Knight Temple head, even if one is the descendant of the Alliance’s chief and the other of the acting head.

      • Psyside

        Ye but they are still kids now

        • Robin

          Yes, they are. But in some regard they are no longer kids. But I agree, there is a lot of time for them to mature and grow up to answer future tasks. Maybe we will be surprised what they become once they are older.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            They also have LHC to learn from and use as an example. It has already been shown that at this point everyone looks up to him. Given enough time under his leadership and learning the way he thinks and I am thinking he might be able to shape them into suitable people to lead their respective temples.

          • Luke Confidential

            The exception being Sima Xian. He might become a PERSON worth looking up to and following, but not so much a PRIEST suitable to lead the rest.

  • ZaX

    Can’t beat the scion of light constitution. Thanks for the chapter

    • Luke Confidential

      Scion of earth [or whatever the equivalent would be called] would have a tougher constitution.

      Probably water too.

      • Sarlisark

        dude scion of space, making gravitation singularities is the real thing, it can heat up, light up and break up the atmosphere. Gravitation is one of the fundamental forces of the universe without it there would be no life as we kknow it

        • Evilage

          scion of time would me much awesome
          manupulating time as he wants
          killing his enemies ancestors so his enemy wont be born
          much awesome

          • Sarlisark

            well, but we know there is a spatial attribute but do not know wheter there is a time attriubte, that was why I said space would be more awesome, though I agree time is awesome as well, and the combination woud be even better

          • Evilage

            Well technically if you can control gravity you can also control time(slow down and speed it up)
            travelling in time wouldnt be possible thou

          • Sarlisark

            that is a tricky subject, time travel could be possible in rare cases of massive blackholes spinning with speed colse to the speed of light and the traveler rotating in opiste direction with the speed of light. though it cannot be proven and also wouldnot be possible in reality

  • Mangaaddict

    thanks for the chapter.
    I am going to mention something that makes me think that there were tenth step humans at one point in time.
    You know how the Eternal Melody that Elux gave LHC is made from the skull of the first supreme pontiff of the radiant church. Judging by the fact that the moon demon called it a “divine tool”. This sounds like a very powerful item that is not common place. This makes me think that the first supreme pontiff was at the tenth step because if elux had the ability to make divine tools from the skulls of ninth step humans then I feel that he would have made alot of them. Also there should not be a time constraint in making them since Elux made the Eternal Melody when he was only 100 years old (said he carried it with him for 900 years and he said that he lived for 1000).

    • Luke Confidential

      There could have been some other price to make it. Or some other appropriate circumstances.

      Heck, maybe the source of the skull didn’t matter one bit [nothing but symbolism to Elux] what mattered were the number of 9th step humans [church members of course. Necromancers might have been used in peaceful times, but they were at war with the church] required as sacrifice.

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • thanks for chapter!!!! Love Ya Totobro

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!