Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 296

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 296: The Changes on the Tower of Eternity (II)

This life-saving act had appeased the apprehension he had towards the Tower of Eternity. It could be said that, if not for the Tower of Eternity, even if he hadn’t died, he wouldn’t have escaped the battlefield in one piece.

Nonetheless, as the key to the Tower of Eternity, the Eternal Melody was also a miraculous item. There could only be a single reason for its very high temperature, lying in the fact that t this battle caused far too many deaths. The Eternal Melody was thus constantly absorbing souls.

Long Haochen was even more astonished that even though it always kept absorbing souls, and burned at a high temperature at Long Haochen’s chest, even a powerhouse of the ninth step like Ling Xiao didn’t find out about it during the time he healed Long Haochen. This fact was certainly very strange.

The radiance spreading from Eternal Rest increased in brightness, and under Long Haochen’s control, a golden halo appeared under him.

This golden halo rapidly splitted, spreading under Cai’er, Han Yu, Wang Yuanyuan, Sima Xian, Lin Xin, and Chen Ying’er.

With the seven golden halos glittering in a dazzling color, eerie golden inscriptions rapidly appeared on each of them.

A gaudy white light started to spread from Long Haochen’s chest right in that instant, causing all of them to shut their eyes because of the dazzle. Nevertheless, none of them missed to see the snowflake-shaped magical array floating above their heads. Right afterwards, all light suddenly vanished from the middle of the formation, causing the seven of them to disappear without leaving a single trace behind.

No one in the Priest Temple noticed that the entire 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad disappeared from the Southern Mountains City just like that.

Including Long Haochen, every one of them felt a strange sensation, as if something was strongly compressing their bodies, causing them to be unable to move.

All of the surrounding was covered in a twisted white color, causing them to be unable to open the eyes.

Among the seven of them, the one having the most profound experience wasn’t Long Haochen, but Wang Yuanyuan.

Wang Yuanyuan was originally a rarely seen space attribute user, to whom this experience of traveling through space helped her gain a deeper comprehension about her attribute.

In fact, this kind of transportation wasn’t something that could be experienced by anyone. Generally, space attribute mages would need to reach at least the eighth step and also use extremely complicated incantations to achieve this. And even then, this method of transportation had only a limited range.

Since Wang Yuanyuan was not the instigator of this magic but relied on the connection between the Eternal Melody and the Tower of Eternity, she could wholeheartedly admire this spatial shuttling as a mere spectator. If someone had paid attention, they would have noticed a faint silver radiance being released from her, slightly twisting the space.

The whole process of transportation didn’t last long, and the radiance around them vanished in a mere dozen minutes. Everyone suddenly felt somewhat heavy, feeling the ground under their feet right after the gaudy white light disappeared.
Unconsciously opening their eyes, everyone aside from Long Haochen instantly felt an indescribable terror fill them.

The terrifying aura of death was present all around, producing an inexhaustible fear coming from the bottom of everyone’s hearts. This deathly aura inspiring despair caused their whole bodies to be drenched in sweat. As a reaction, they drew their weapons as their bodies tightened up.

Right at this time, a mild bright light spread from Long Haochen’s body.This was a simple technique: Holy Mantle.

Carrying Ripples of Light, the Holy Mantle enveloped the seven of them without difficulty, isolating them from the outside deathly aura.

When the deathly aura attacked the Holy Mantle, the Eternal Melody on Long Haochen’s chest was immediately stirred. It emanated an imposing aura that immediately caused the deathly aura to weaken. At least, it didn’t dare launch another attack against Long Haochen’s Holy Mantle.

In the memories the Slumbering Calamity Elux left for Long Haochen, the particular method for him to bring comrades here was described. He simply had to use an area ability to envelop his comrades in it, and any ability of this type was okay. This was because as such long as an ability opposed the deathly energy’s attack, it would naturally activate the Eternal Melody.

They had arrived inside of a cave, similar to the depths of the Desolate Hissing Cavern. But everyone understood well that this could not be that same Desolate Hissing Cavern, and that this place was probably not even on the same continent.

In the air, countless specters slowly hovered. After sensing their presence, these specters had immediately thrown themselves at them, full of thirst, but because of the imposing reaction of the Eternal Melody, the specters immediately spread in all directions, filled with abject fear. Scattering afar, they temporarily didn’t even dare get close to the Tower of Eternity.

The others, who were all seeing the Tower of Eternity for the very first time, had a common reaction: they were all gasping in astonishment. This was especially the case after they had seen the specters. This encounter had immediately deepened the fear in their heart.

However, they were all geniuses from the youngest elite generation of the Temple Alliance, and had in particular Long Haochen’s protection. Thus, they quickly steadied themselves from these feelings.

In truth, they weren’t the only ones to be astonished. Long Haochen was also extremely shocked, because there was an unexpected change on the Tower of Eternity that appeared before him. It now looked completely different from before.

The last time he had seen it, it had radiated a grey brilliance, and the specters had also been grey in color. But this time, Long Haochen, to his astonishment, stood in front of a Tower of Eternity which had become totally white. That’s right, no matter whether it was the tower itself or its hovering specters, it had all turned completely white. But this white color wasn’t affiliated to the light element. It was rather based on pure energy of death. Even the specters had become white, and the number of the surrounding specters had also increased by at least twofold.

Could it be that the Tower of Eternity has evolved? Long Haochen silently raised this question in his head. Concerning this situation, he could only search for the answer to this question deep inside his memories.

Because of the apprehension he felt deep inside, he chose to ignore the past memories about what happened in the Tower of Eternity since his encounter with Elux. He would also avoid to recall those memories sealed deep into his brain.

Given his intelligence, it was easy for him to find an answer. Just as he had expected, the changes on the Tower of Eternity were actually provoked by the battle that happened in the Southern Mountain’s City.

The existence and the operating process of the Tower of Eternity needed a massive quantity of souls. In the past, with some mysterious method, the Slumbering Calamity Elux had managed to solidify a massive quantity of soul energy. This method was very possibly related to his very own soul. And the Tower of Eternity’s storage of energy was also massive in itself. However, after several thousand years had passed, although the Tower of Eternity could absorb the external soul energy to a limited extent, it was greatly reduced. In particular, after being unsealed by Long Haochen, it certainly lost a certain amount of its soul energy storages.

However, after Long Haochen arrived at the Southern Mountain’s City, the souls of countless dead humans and demons were absorbed by the Eternal Melody. While thoroughly awaking the tower, it had been able to replenish itself sufficiently with energy.

In his memories, there were many profound things that Long Haochen was unable to comprehend, and even some memories that were still sealed deep inside, as if telling him that his strength was yet insufficient to examine them. However, he was still in total shock from experiencing this. Although he had very strong reservations against necromancers, he could still not help but admit that the holy necromancer, the Slumbering Calamity Elux, had been an absolute genius.

His memories told him that there were some things Elux had been especially proud of during his life. One was his control over soul energy. He gave his controlling method the name of soul circulation, and it enabled him to produce new soul energy naturally, just like the process of a male and a female giving birth to new life.

It was based on his experience from thousands of years, as well as one of the reasons why the Tower of Eternity would be able to produce such massive power. At this time, after absorbing a massive amount of soul energy, the Tower of Eternity could finally be said to have thoroughly awakened, bringing forth its true might.

“What are your first impressions guys?” Sima Xian asked the others in a low voice.

Wang Yuanyuan was still thoroughly focused on the comprehension of the previous phenomenon of spatial transportation, seriously concentrating, but Han Yu blurted out almost instantly, “Insignificant. In front of this Tower of Eternity, I really feel insignificant.”

His words gained the others’ approval, and Lin Xin remarked without reserve, “I also feel the same. I just feel as insignificant as one of the specters here, or I should say I don’t even feel as powerful as one of them. It’s really too terrifying. From this, we can imagine how powerful that Holy Necromancer had been in his era.”

Long Haochen turned around and looked at the others, “Follow me closely everyone, and never leave the range of the Holy Mantle. We are about to enter the tower.”

Everyone nodded in succession. In fact, after entering this unfamiliar world, Long Haochen was the only trustable element. Long Haochen carried Cai’er in his arms and noticed with astonishment that her body was slowly warming up. Noticing this change, he hurried to write a few words of inquiry on her hand.

To Long Haochen’s surprise, the reply Cai’er gave him was, “I really like this place. My Spiritual Stove of Samsara and the Dagger of Samsara also seem to like being here. My cultivation speed should increase tremendously here.”

This reply surprised Long Haochen, but given his intelligence, he rapidly thought of a possible explanation for it. What kind of attribute did Cai’er possess? This had always been a mystery to every member of the team, and something Long Haochen never asked her about either. It was a secret she never had told him about.

If she felt good in this place, then this meant without a doubt that Cai’er’s personal attribute was related to the deathly energy surrounding the tower. Therefore, it was very likely that her attribute was also related to death and slaughter. This would also explain why she had never told him about it before.

After a short time of surprise, Long Haochen led everyone to slowly enter the Tower of Eternity.

  • Dawnyaaa

    Thank you!

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  • Majk

    Her and the stoves elements were mentioned somewhere wasn’t it?
    It was something like destruction for her and death for the stove or am I misremembering it?

    • Robin

      It was death and destruction. It was mentioned somewhere around when she released the six pathes of Samsara.

      • Majk

        Thank you! I was searching the previous chapters since I wrote that

        • ShelfCloud

          If you want to look it up yourself: chapter 275, middle of the chapter.

          • Majk

            Sweet sweet relief here I come 😀

          • Robin

            Ok, then I was still off some chaps. I just remembered that it was somewhere after that.

  • Sean Kai

    Hopefully cai’er will get a major power-up.
    Recently it has been LHC getting more OP, I want cai’er to at least match him in power like in the earlier chapters

    Thanks for the chapter

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I am looking forward to seeing if Cai’er can create a ability of her own and teaches it to LHC. Knowing LHC he has or will share Ripples of Light with her. Just think of what will happen if they keep creating new abilities and sharing them back and forth. OP begets more OP!

      • Psyside

        Can she use it? She isnt light element so i dont think she can use a light element ability

        • Baem LN

          She can!

          Ripples of Light is mainly about controlling the vibration(frequency) of his/her spiritual energy in the skills/abilities his/her uses. Yuanyuan is a spatial attribute user but can use Ripples of Light. That should give you the alibi needed. If Cai’er learn Ripple of Light before she took on Fiend Lord I honestly think she won’t lose 4 senses, maybe only 2 senses are enough as collateral to kill the Fiend Lord.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I would guess she can considering that Wang Yuanyuan pulled it off. The big thing was that not being the same element makes it a bit harder for them to understand LHC’s route to discovering it. She however has the best IT of all of them which was stated to be one of the biggest factors. So I’m guessing anything Wang Yuanyuan could learn so can Cai’er.

  • Evilage

    go in as 5th steps
    come out as 6th steps
    boy if that happens it would be awesome
    not that it would but still

    • Majk

      Well they plan to train there for a while so Cai’Er might after all she is at the upper stages of the fifth step, her talent is on par with LHC, the environment seems to be really good for her and if she fights with the skeletons (someone could attract them and weaken them leaving her to finish them off).
      Her cultivacion speed could be better than LHCs in the tower.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      No the real question is going to be go into closed training all of a sudden everyone comes out with a freaking Spiritual Stove. Looking forward to how they explain that one away when this is all over.

  • Rob Engranajes

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Time for some powerups! xD

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    Thank you~

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  • Seink

    Cai’er successfully changed her job to necromant!

    Thanks for the translation!

  • Mangaaddict

    thanks for the chapter.
    And I want to ask for your opinions on this.
    What do you think will happen to LHC that will make him learn how to be a necromancer. From what has happened so far LHC has shown that he is not willing to learn necromancer skills, so what do you think will happen that will make him change his mind

    • Majk

      Something really drastic like CainEr being dead or very very close to it. However, I don’t think that this will happen before he reaches the night step since noramly necromancers only reanimate a corpse by bending the soul to their will making them undead puppets which I just don’t see him doing to her (maybe in a moment of desperation when his mind will be unstable). In order to fully bring someone back form the dead it would take a tremendous amount of power so I dont think that we can expect much necro action form LHC for now.

      Also I think that he knows the skills up to his step since the knowledge would constantly appear in his mind while cultivating and fighting against it was preventing him from advancing properly he was forced to accept it but just doesn’t use it.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Yeah the question is less when will he learn and more when will he use at this point. Since as has been stated a few chapters back he was already forced to learn all the necromancy information Elux wanted him to.

        I honestly don’t think it will take that big of a leap for him to use it and try it out. He just needs to be in a situation suited to Necromancy and away from the Alliances eyes. Basically the situation needs to be one in which the pros of using necromancy aren’t overwhelmingly outweighed by the cons. I am still betting my money that we see him embrace and use Necromancy in Hao Yue’s world. That seems like the most logical place since he is fighting undead there and who has a better understanding of those than Necromancers. Add in that like last time he will be fighting to hold a position rather than attack. Adding a few skeletons to help guard his flanks and keep skeletons from sneaking in while he concentrates on taking on the biggest bads seems like a pretty good idea in my book.

        The other circumstance I can imagine him using it and everything else he has in blind rage over a loved one being hurt. Though Necromancy always seemed more a caster profession so not really as suitable to channeling anger into as the more close range professions like Retribution Knight.

        Those two are my guesses. In my mind LHC’s use of Necromancy will come soon. Elux helping him survive has already started to show some signs of overcoming some of LHC’s internal issues with Necromancy. With the Tower now also showing to have amazing beneficial effects and affinity with Cai’er I think LHC will be forced to reevaluate his feelings toward the death energy. The final point is that he probably understands after his fight with the 8th step Moon Demon that he is seriously lacking in strength and should probably take everything he can at this point.

        • Majk

          I didn’t think about him using it in the other world but now I just can’t stop imagining that necromancer that we saw before appearing again with an army of skeletons and losing control over them to LHC. Considering that he couldn’t deal with LHC back then he should be at what 5-6 step at most so now LHCs could overwhelm him. Or maybe he would summon a small number of skeletons but give them more power like the ones he fought in the tower making it into a quantity vs quality.

          Yeah I don’t see him using it to vent anger unless he makes a sparring partner for himself by using it.

          I dont think that the fight with the moon demon made him fell like he needs overwhelming power now but rather he felt the difference between someone of the 8th step and himself. After all just the fact that he could put up a fight shows that he is very powerful. Although the fear of his comrades being killed is what drove him to think of sneaking them into the Illusory Paradise.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            He did manage to kill that 5th/6th step litch last time he was there, but from what we saw after Hao Yue and LHC left there is plenty more undead and probably litches to go around, :D.

            Honestly when I first heard of Holy Necromancy first thing that came to my mind is basically LHC and the Litch standing back and just waves of skeletons smashing into each other. Freaking would love watching that.

            How LHC decides to make use of Necromancy will probably depend on what we find out he can do with it. I can imagine that in an assault situation numbers might be nicer than Quality. For example with how the Litch was trying to sneak into the cave with so many skeletons coming form all directions it made it harder for LHC to stop them all and wears down on the defenders stamina. Though to be fair they only really started slipping by when LHC was being attacked by the Giant Quality Skeleton so a combination can also be important.

            For defense I would think Quality is the best option. Going back to LHC’s situation during the first evolution he just needed to guard the cave entrance. So if he had three or four really powerful skeletons standing shoulder to shoulder nothing could really get through and that would free LHC up to charge forward.

            To me the main reason LHC will wait till Hao Yue’s world to use Necromancy is that it will finally be a situation suited to its uses. Guardian Knight is really good for facing one strong opponent head on. Retribution Knight is good for going out and killing the enemies directly. Necromancy though if he can summon a decent amount of skeletons will be useful for dealing with masses of enemies and protecting a entrenched position which is likely to happen when Hao Yue is hunkered down evolving.

          • Baem LN

            I think necromancy in this story is about controlling dead souls/specters, not dead skeletons. And about powering up those souls to do LHC’s biddings. Skeletons are too common, making it boring for me.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I would agree, but considering how awesome even the entry skeletons LHC has been facing in the Tower are I’m not so sure. I mean those first two showed abilities of a pretty high tier Knight by using Halo’s and Divine Obstruction. With this next chapter now showing us that he can potentially make an Assassin Skeleton… O.o Seems pretty awesome to make your own demon hunt squad of Skeletons to fight as back up.

  • Psyside

    Imagine if the power of the tower Evolves the Samsara stove and dager Curing Caier and making them more efficient

    • Baem LN

      If necro really made the stove and dagger then it would be so cool! How about the idea of Holy Necromancers were the people which made Divine Thrones? And the 1st Divine Throne, Divine Throne of Eternal Life wielder has to be a necromancer and the throne is made using skulls of dead Chief of Holy Necromancers and Supreme Pontiffs? That could explain why it is named as Eternal Life and why Divine Thrones can only be used by holy attribute users.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • ZaX

    Looks like the appeal of Holy Necromancers skills is getting harder to pass up. Thanks for the chapter

  • Shiro-Tsubasa

    I always thought her element was destruction, but it would be interesting if she was dual element with death. (makes me kind of wonder if LHC is dual element with something as well and just hasn’t found out about it yet)

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • The “Next Chapter” link goes to the wrong chapter.

    Other than that, thanks for this chapter.

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!