Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 300

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 300: Group Progress (III)

The Skeleton Knight’s weak defensive power again became their downfall. Facing the destructive power of the Fire Curse technique, the knight was completely helpless as his Skeletal horse and he himself were completely obliterated.

However, this didn’t mean that his attack would stop just like that. In the instant his body exploded, the bone lance in his hand was thrown, aiming directly at the members of the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad.

Han Yu shouted loudly, his right foot firmly planted on the ground. He shifted his body in the path of the bone lance and the moment the light was suddenly reflected on his shield, Divine Obstruction was launched.

At this very moment, Sima Xian also made a move from his flank. With the Energetical Ball of Light he brazenly attacked and produced a white lightning strike.

This light elemental lightning included in this attack could only be one thing: Adjudication, an attack exclusive to priests.

Even though Sima Xian was only capable of using the most low level type of Adjudication, it was still an ability of the fifth step.

Suffering from the effects of Adjudication, that rapidly-flying bone lance slowed down as it collided against the Energetic Ball of Light, before violently striking Han Yu’s shield.

Bang– —

A glaring golden light simultaneously radiated from the group of seven, and Han Yu’s buffeted body was caught in midair by Long Haochen.

With the destruction of the Skeleton Knight’s main body, the lance’s blow had already weakened a lot. Therefore, with Sima Xian’s support, Han Yu had to only bear roughly a third of the strength of the attack Long Haochen had faced. But even so, he felt as if his arms would snap. That was how terrifying the power of that lance was.

A Halo of Recovery spread out from Han Yu’s body, enveloping all his comrades. Because everyone had suffered the pain from the two attacks, they were far from feeling good. Nonetheless, Lin Xin was brimming with a happy smile.

“Wahaha, I received it! I received it!”

At the same time Han Yu bore this attack, a white and a golden glow rushed forth to Lin Xin’s body. These were his rewards for killing the Skeleton Knight, but how could this let him go wild with joy in such a moment?

As Long Haochen’s arms were gradually recovering from the numbness, he told Sima Xian, “Sima, take a look at the ability contained in that golden radiance. You can actually learn it.”

“Okay.” Sima Xian shut his eyes, giving it a try.

The ability was Asura Thrust, which had an utility similar to Asura Strike, but was impossible to avoid at a certain range while attacking in a straight line. In comparison, Asura Thrust condensed a little more spiritual energy, and increased the power even further, but it also consumed a monstrous amount of spiritual energy. In numbers, over 2,000 units. It could also be used in combination with strengthening abilities like Storing Power.

What surprised Long Haochen was that after he announced this ability’s uses, Sima Xian’s chest glinted golden before the golden light absorbed in his body surprisingly emerged again.

And it wasn’t only him: the same happened for Lin Xin. A similar golden ball of light was floating in front of him.

“How could this happen?” Long Haochen asked in surprise.

Sima Xian and Lin Xin stared blankly and shook their heads. Sima Xian replied, “I don’t know how this could have happened. While I was examining it, I sensed a sudden feeling of rejection, before it came out again.”

Right at that time, that golden ball of light seemingly already started to disappear.

Long Haochen was startled. Hurrying to Sima Xian’s side he grabbed that golden light, immediately absorbing it inside his body.

“Han Yu, fuse with that one in front of Lin Xin, it seems to be an ability that can only be learned by people suited to it.”

The Tower of Eternity seemed all the more mysterious to everyone, and this applied even to Long Haochen himself, who had to learn about it little by little.

Finally, Long Haochen and Han Yu fused with their respective golden balls of lights. After they sensed the power of the abilities, the comprehension of them appeared in their minds.

These types of abilities were very similar to those that could be learnt in the Alliance’s Treasure Storing Pavilion. Asura Thrust was an ability that admittedly required a massive consumption of spiritual energy, but its terrifying offensive power was something everyone learned soon. After Long Haochen tried it, it gave them a tremendous shock.

The offensive power of Asura Thrust was about three times the power produced by a peak attack of the same scale. That was to say, with Long Haochen’s internal spiritual energy reaching 4,100 units, Asura Thrust would consume 2,000 units of spiritual energy to produce the power of 6,000 units of spiritual energy. And if he poured his whole internal spiritual energy in the attack, its power would then burst out to a whole new level, reaching a power of more than 12,000 units of spiritual energy.

What kind of concept was that? Used correctly, even a powerhouse of the seventh step would have to be cautious against this attack.

Sima Xian reacted in frustration, “Why couldn’t I learn it?! This is an extremely powerful ability!”

After giving some thought, Long Haochen replied to him, “Perhaps it is because of your vocation, since all the abilities you should be able to learn would normally have to be of the priest-type, although it’s only offensive abilities. You’re after all a priest. It’s sure that knights would be able to learn to use Asura Thrust, after all, it is from a Skeleton Knight that we got to learn it. From my guess, Cai’er and Yuanyuan would also be able to learn it. But our tests have just gotten started, and I’m sure we’ll get more and more nice surprises from the next trials. Everyone will be sure to gain some profits.

I have to emphasize it, but you have to wait for your spiritual energy to recover entirely before absorbing the white type of ball, otherwise it will go to waste. All right, we should get back for now.”

Heading back was a wise choice. Although they had only completed three tests for now, surviving these three could be said to have been a great challenge, between the thrilling invisible enemy they faced for the second battle and the Skeleton Knights whose formidable power was an extreme threat, that narrowly defeated their group.

Heading back to recover from their wounds as well as to recover some physical power, spiritual energy and summarize their experience was what they had to do for now.

Getting back to their own world was very simple: after leaving the Tower of Eternity, Long Haochen activated the Eternal Melody to transfer them back.

With a glint of golden light, Long Haochen and his comrades returned to their room in the headquarters of the Priest Temple, in the Southern Mountain’s City.

Everyone immediately felt their breath loosen.

“Being constricted by that death energy really felt painful.” Chen Ying’er blurted out, unable to help letting out the hesitations in her heart, “Captain, you are all about to get those ball of spiritual energy by killing the targets from the test, but how about me? What’s to be done for me? I can only rely on McDull to attack for me.”

Long Haochen laughed in response, “That’s not right. Ying’er, have you forgotten about your own speciality? You still have the Creature Summoning Gate! Every time we enter in the future, you can just directly put your Creature Summoning Gate to use to summon a magical beast. If it turns out to be one without attacking power, you won’t get any reward during the process of the tests, but if a rather powerful beast appears, we will pay attention to let your magical beast get the last attack, so that you can get some rewards of spiritual energy.”

“Eh… After having not used the Creature Summoning Gate for so long, I had already forgotten about it…” Chen Ying’er’s face became red, as she kept herself concealed behind Wang Yuanyuan’s back.

Long Haochen declared, “Let’s recover for now everyone. After recovering our spiritual energy and physical capabilities, we will enter one more time.”

“Yes!” Everyone replied in unison.

Over the test they just had, because of unfamiliarity with the Tower of Eternity, it could be said that apart from Long Haochen, others’ performances were just passable. Of the six undeads, four of the spiritual energy balls were obtained by Long Haochen. But even so, they fully understood the benefits the Tower of Eternity could bring them.

The other benefits aside, the mere progressing speed of their spiritual energy would inevitably grow tremendously. This increase of spiritual energy wasn’t even affected by one’s innate talent. In addition, never forget, but in this place, they had only been battling strong enemies in actual combat situation. Be it in terms of individual strength or coordination as a team, this would be an excellent help for them to improve, enabling them to progress very fast in addition to learning abilities.

The smile Han Yu had on his face ever since learning Asura Thrust had yet to disappear. This ability was truly very satisfying, and although he could use it only once, it was beyond compare with the feeble attacking power that he had always been having, giving it a tremendous boost.

In preparation for the next time they would enter the Tower of Eternity, everyone focused on cultivation to gather the lost spiritual energy. Although Han Yu’s healing ability couldn’t compare to Luc Xi in terms of scale, having finally learned some specialized abilities on this discipline, injuries weren’t a problem anymore with him. In addition, he could have Long Haochen’s help for healing, and could benefit from his Spiritual Gathering Halo; to him, activating it wouldn’t be a big issue since with the assistance of the Eternal Melody, he would be able to recover even in the Tower of Eternity.

An hour later, everyone was back to their peak-condition, but a new problem arose. Long Haochen found himself to be unexpectedly unable to teleport them inside of the Tower of Eternity, the Eternal Melody being seemingly unable to create a link. Even after attempting for a few times, he wasn’t successful.

“How could that happen?” Long Haochen asked with a totally puzzled face. As he was about to attempt a few more times, Wang Yuanyuan was the one to stop him.

“Captain, don’t keep trying for now. I think that I can tell out the reason for that.” Wang Yuanyuan said in a serious tone. As the only spatial attribute user of the team, she had naturally the best understanding regarding spatial energy out of the whole team.

“We are in total seven, and that Tower of Eternity is in an unknown location. Going through this kind of grouped teleportation is thus bound to consume an important amount of energy from the Tower of Eternity. And I think that the checkpoint where we are teleported also needs to use up some more energy to be charged up. Under this kind of circumstances, if the Tower of Eternity didn’t restrict us in the number of teleportations, it would very possibly cause its consumption of energy to rise excessively. Let’s try again in a bit. I think you should try once an hour, it should be enough. This way, we will be able to know the time needed for every new teleportation. ”

Hearing her interpretation, Long Haochen nodded in response, “Since things are this way, let’s cultivate together for today, until we manage to get transported to those tests. Since this is closely related to our future plans, we’ll need to have the accurate information of the time necessary between two trips to the Tower of Eternity.”

  • Baem LN

    First!!! Thanks Toto and sponsors!

  • agila0212

    Congrats on the milestone 😀 and thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Ragnarok

    Thanks for the chapter! 300 is a big deal.

  • ShelfCloud

    Thank you very much for the chapter!

    So it seems as if Haochen did not take that one pill that increases his internal energy by 1000 units yet. I don’t understand why. He should really hurry up and take it. The stronger he is, the easier the trainig in the tower will be. And from what was stated in the past, the cultivation speed should also increase once he is not at the beginning of the step anymore.

    • Baem LN

      I think he wanted to give his teammates a feel of that AMAZING TOWER! I think Han Yu will be the third people to break through to sixth-step after LHC and Cai’er.

    • felix

      Maybe he wants to save it for the bottleneck?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      The problem with taking it immediately is that it takes a few days to completely absorb its effects. So while it would be a giant boost for him right now that would mean that he can’t help his teammates gain benefits by going into the tower and training to prepare for the Illusory Paradise. The pills not going anywhere and the most pressing thing is to prepare his team so they can grab as many Spiritual Stoves as possible.

  • AnarchyDev

    Missed that girl Chen Ying dialogues… A group story always has this problems…

    Also these fantasy novels always has the most impossible things happen even for their standards… A free training ground of the highest level and free skills for every job. Just like a dungeon XD… But dungeon has the theory that it consumes the magical power of the users but here? Mystical mystery.

    Thanks for the chapter translation.

    • ArtemisHunter

      Don’t they expend their spiritual energy when they use abilities. The energy they get from the balls is pitiful.

      • Baem LN

        It isn’t that pitiful. 10 units of spiritual energy per ball is plenty. They won’t be able to cultivate and raise their internal spiritual energy(ISE) by 10 level just by normal means. Kill 2 skeletons per 6 hours and entering the Tower twice per day will make 40 levels of ISE’s raise. That is way more effective plus they will get more experience fighting different kind of enemies and better coordination between them in terms of teamfighting abilities.

        • ArtemisHunter

          I mean in the sense that it is pitiful in restoring their expended spiritual energy to use abilities not that the balls were pitiful in increasing their overall cultivation.

          • Baem LN

            Well that is true though. They better eat those drugs since those will do better.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Admittedly that is why everyone but Cai’er and LHC need to be careful about their expenditure until they hit the 6th step and get Spiritual Cavities.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Andrew L

    Congrats on 300 chapters! 😀

    As for the magic beast steps… I think leaving it as is would be fine. I feel like changing it to equivalent in human steps could have some problems in later level. Like what about the 9th step experts? If we suddenly see a 10th step divine beast monster, are you just going to call it a 9th step beast? Well, I may be overthinking this, but if you decide to change it, you should make sure you explain what the actual step of the beast is in a footnote when it’s first explained. And make sure you go back and change all the mentions of it in the past chapters for consistency.

    As for the teaser, are you translating double hours as hours? Because if they can use the teleport every 6 hours, they should be able to use it more than twice a day. : Would make more sense if it was 6 double hours like this author has been known to use in other works.

    Thanks for the chapter!

    • Baem LN

      Are the beast steps being changed?

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Toto is considering it. To be fair saying here is 7th step Magic beast and here is a 7th step human/demon is a bit confusing since they are not really equivalent. I believe Toto is considering calling them 7th rank Magic beast to try and make the distinction between the two more apparent.

  • Evilage

    I feel as thou LHC will go to the seventh step soon

    • Baem LN

      He always strive to be stronger but the rate of growth must not be too fast either. He will get into peak-rank of sixth-step in a year at the shortest,maybe and stuck at the bottleneck of seventh-step for a duration of more than 6 months at least, I think. Since bottleneck of seventh-step has been harder than bottleneck of sixth-step.

      • Evilage

        no i meant after this arc
        he got a massive boost after he merged with the fairy stove
        so since he has chance to get one or more so that mean wouldnt he get a bigger powerup than last time?

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I do agree with the massive power up especially considering he still has that 1k Spiritual Energy pill he didn’t manage to take before he hit the limit of the 5th step. Getting all the way to the next limit after just getting the Stoves though…. hmm seems a little hopeful in my book personally. He has after all only just entered 6th step and the difference between ranks keeps getting steeper.

          I think Baem LN is right about the bottleneck for the 7th step being even harder to pass and taking more time personally. Though from what I remember LHC’s Saint Spiritual Stove will probably help him pass that bottleneck when he gets there like it did for getting into the fifth step before. It will still probably take a few months to solidly get past that.

          Also they haven’t really shown us any of LHC’s 6th step Retribution abilities or any 6th step Guardian Knight abilities so I think we will at least have an adventure with him at 6th step to show those off.

          The other problem I can see with him directly leaping to 7th step is it just puts his team way too behind him at that point since none of them have even hit 6th yet. I think there will be a little catching up especially for Cai’er at least and then he will go 7th.

          • Evilage

            well who knows how long they are gonna spend in the illusory paradise? with the help of the tower and the stoves(which i believe almost all members of the group would get) all of them if not most of them would succeed in breaking through to the 6th step
            well i guess hoping for haochen going to the 7th step is a bit hoping for things since the novel still has around 600-700 chapters left

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Oh trust me I want him to get stronger as fast as possible too, :D. Only thing is we need to wait for his teammates to catch up a little with him and we also have Hao Yue’s evolution coming up too. It wouldn’t be great if he completely leaves behind even Austin Griffin.

            The other thing is that while they can now speed towards the bottleneck of the 5th step it will still probably take them all some time to manage to break through that barrier. Though they are definitely on the fast track and after this Illusory Paradise business is done they can probably close door train till everyone breaks through by abusing the Tower.

          • Baem LN

            I think so too. they will spam the skeletons’ tests until everyone reaches 4000th level of internal spiritual energy and do closed-door training with Han Yu and Sima cultivating beside LHC to break through the 6th step bottleneck faster.

            I think Cai’er should do her closed-door cultivation in the Tower since it is filled with destruction and death elemental essence, her attribute.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I honestly like how you set that up and it makes sense since LHC gives off such pure Light and Cai’er needs death Element. The only thing I would wonder about is if they can do this simultaneously or not. In general I don’t think LHC would be okay leaving Cai’er alone at the tower, but at the same time Elux’s tower is probably the safest place they have. Though all things considered I think Cai’er is only a couple of hundred points from hitting the bottleneck while all the others are still a ways away so they may just fight while she attacks the bottleneck too.

          • Baem LN

            I did think she can be left alone in the Tower since the specters only guard the outside of the Tower, am I right?

          • Robin

            Haha, he just read the preview. 😉

          • Baem LN

            One thing that can happens is Yating will evolve again and it would take a month maybe for the evolution thus making LHC’s teammates breaking through to 6th step faster since the evolution will emit a concentrated amount of light elemental essence.

            Another thing LHC acquires new light elemental spiritual stove that can directly evolves like Yating did and LHC take Holy Spirit Pill at the same time making maximum use of both the evolution and the pill’s effect, although this is highly probable of not happening since it will make LHC’s too overpowered.

            How about a theory of Haoyue getting a spiritual stove? Is it not possible?

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Personally I really want Hao Yue to get a stove. Sadly there has been no confirmation in the story of any magical beasts possessing Spiritual Stoves. On the bright side we have confirmed that demons can have Spiritual Stoves so at least we know for a fact that they aren’t limited to humans. So that gives me some hope especially with Hao Yue’s Intellect and power.

            If I had to guess when they get back from the Illusory Paradise LHC comes back with at least 2 maybe three for himself and everyone else at least one. After that they spend time in the tower fusing safely and then we get Hao Yue’s world arc. I think since Hao Yue is busy evolving he is probably not going to get one this time around unless he sends a specific message to LHC to pick up one.

          • Baem LN

            I guess the Tower’s soul battery shall be charged in Hao Yue’s world since they will spam the first floor tests for the energy balls!

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I do have to wonder if the Skeletons have souls. That will be interesting to find out.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Psyside

    So wait what reward did the balls from the assasins give?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      That is what I am wondering too. It seems that the pale white left over is the usual 10 points of Spiritual Energy and the other colors are the abilities. Maybe they just didn’t get one for the Assassin’s since the Assassin’s didn’t really use a big ability.

  • felix

    Agree with changing magical beast “steps” to “ranks”.

  • Zeth

    Thank you Totobro and sponsors!
    And congratulations for the 300 milestone!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Thank you Toto and Sponsers!

    Congrats on 300 chapters and looking forward to the next 300, :D.

  • Devil In Glasses

    Before 20, he’ll be the first ninth-step, and get his throne w/Mithril Armor hopefully ^-^.

    • Baem LN

      Not possible for him to get into 9th-step at 20 years old.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        We can dream dammit! Would be freaking hilarious to see the face of every Knight of the other DHS’s of his generation if that happened though.

        • Baem LN

          Don’t wander too much in the dream or else, you’ll get turned into a specter ^_^

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Thats a risk I need to take!

      • Devil In Glasses

        He’s defied their expectations before…

        • Baem LN

          It’s still not possible. I know this is a non-fiction LN but there are limits to how OverPowered(OP) the main character can become. If he/she is advancing too fast, it will do him/her no good either. As being said in the previous chapters, no single powerhouse will be able to win a war that lasts 6,000 of years alone. He/She needs an army, a team at least that will be able to assists him/her greatly. If his/her strength is too far ahead of his/her other teammates, then they will only become hindrances to main character.

          There is a reason a plot has been devised by the author in a story, you know.

          • Devil In Glasses

            Alright then, I’m at least expecting him to be at least at 7th step before 20. ^-^

          • Baem LN

            That is more than certain! I estimate he will be at least seventh-rank of seventh-step, minimum requirement of ISE for knight to qualify to wear Mythril Foundation Armor.

          • Yeah I’m thinking he’ll be upper 7th step by 20, it’s realistic

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!