Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 311

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 311: Illusory Shrine (I)

Over the past month, the Southern Mountain’s City had regained part of its vigor, but the casualties were still in everyone’s mind. Not long before, this had after all been the location of a devastating battle.

Currently, the defenses of Southern Mountain’s City were obviously astonishing, after all, many elites were residing inside the city. In total, there were the Saint Knight Regiment from the Knight Temple, three Emperor grade Demon Hunt Squads, and four King grade Demon Hunt Squads, as well as hundreds of powerhouses of the Six Great Temples, all guarding the borders of the Southern Mountain’s City.

Over the past month, the second batch of reinforcements had already arrived in the Southern Mountain’s City. Even if the demons attacked once more, they were prepared to respond in kind. Half of the destroyed Magic Cannons had already been repaired whereas the heavily damaged ones would be directly replaced with new ones. But of course, this required time.

The auxiliary master of the Priest Temple, Ling Xiao, and the auxiliary master of the Knight Temple, Han Qian, were standing in the middle of the ranks, scrutinizing the horizon. At their backs were ten youths clad in martial attire, and among them, Long Haochen and Cai’er.

The competition had already ended, and Long Haochen and Cai’er both obtained the right to enter the Illusory Paradise with the performances they showed. Now that the awaited day had arrived, they were about to explore that mysterious place.

“They are here,” Han Qian said in low voice.

From afar, a formless oppressive feeling slowly emerged. Upon closing the distance, everyone saw a heap of black clouds rapidly heading in their direction.

Gazing into the distance, Long Haochen couldn’t help but shiver. This wasn’t any kind of black clouds! Those were Black Dragons, personal guard of the Demon God Emperor!? And they weren’t low in quantity!

The black dragons approached gradually, descending slowly before reaching the ground, at a distance of a thousand meters from the forces of the Temple Alliance.

Long Haochen counted them, learning to his surprise that there were three Black Dragons, among which the tallest reached a size of forty meters. On their backs they carried dozens of other demons. To be qualified to ride on the Black Dragons, they could obviously not be ordinary demons.

After the three Black Dragons landed on the ground, a strong aura of darkness assaulted everyone’s senses. The black haze hiding them from view rapidly shrank as they shrank to the shape of robust humans, heading in the direction of the Temple Alliance’s forces.

Approaching the vanguard was a tall, charming and imposing middle-aged man. Before transforming, he had also been the the most imposing Black Dragon of the three.

The most extraordinary thing was that the two by his side weren’t part of the Black Dragon’s imperial guard, but two purple-haired and purple-eyed extremely handsome middle-aged men.

Against all expectations, Long Haochen had already seen these two before. It shocked him even more to find out that they were two of the four most imposing demons he saw back then in the Moon Palace. They were the right-arms of the Moon Demon God, that could be said to be like one among ten thousand in the Moon Demon Clan.

Behind these three came the other two members of the imperial Black Dragon guard, and Moon Demon Clan powerhouses, as well as a dozen orange-haired and orange-eyed people, who looked like humans on the outside, but radiated an ephemeral feeling.

These were people from the Star Demon Clan, and looking at them, Long Haochen could guess what their identities were. The Star Demon God was the great prophet of the Demons, and his clansmen were also the best mages among demons. They were among the rarely-seen kind of dual-types; being both, magician and warrior, but because of this, their magic was even more powerful.

No one had expected that for the exploration of the Illusory Paradise, the top three demon races would all dispatch powerhouses. And seeing such an army, it could easily be said that they would certainly have a good chance to besiege the Southern Mountain’s Gate.

Among these demon powerhouses were ten youthful demons, that belonged to diverse races. Because they were still far away, and blocked from view by the demons in front of them, they were still unidentifiable.

Very quickly, these demon powerhouses arrived in front of the Temple Alliance’s troops. The sturdy man that looked to be the leader of the Black Dragon forces declared, “I am the leader of the imperial Black Dragon guard controlled by the Demon God Emperor, Huang Shuo. Leader of your group, come out to talk.”

With a snort, Ling Xiao was the one to reply, “Auxiliary Hall Master of the Priest Temple Ling Xiao. Wow, none of your Demon Gods came today, but only their lackeys?” Despite the formidable power of the enemy force, how could he put himself in a disadvantageous position in his function as a representative of the Six Great Temples.

That’s right, this time, not a single Demon God came, however, these demon powerhouses’ strength was mostly comparable with that of Demon Gods in the second half of the rankings. In fact, more than a tenth of the Demon God Emperor’s imperial Black Dragon guard had come today! That was the absolute power of the Demon God Emperor.

The leader of the imperial Black Dragon guard calmly replied, “There’s no meaning in trying to overwhelm your side with an overkill of strength only to show off. According to the agreement, let’s do things properly. His Majesty, being so magnanimous, has agreed to your offer. Now it should be your turn to comply.”

Ling Xiao didn’t stop being on alert just because of his counterparts frankness. On the opposite, he felt shivers run down his spine. With the leader of the imperial Black Dragon forces being so calm and steady, he will definitely not be easy to handle.

“Come with us.” Right after saying that, Ling Xiao waved his hand.

Immediately, a few enormous green creatures approached unhurriedly from the side, stamping the ground with their massive weight.

These were Green Pengs, magical beasts of the seventh rank. Although their defensive and offensive abilities were not that strong, they had a formidable build, even exceeding those Black Dragons of the imperial army in size. They were experts in long-distance flight and carrying weight, and only the Priest Temple raised them, since after all, priests were rather weak physically, and unable to travel on mounts for long distances.

A total of ten Green Pengs approached, crawling on the ground. Led by Ling Xiao, the human powerhouses mounted the Green Pengs, and headed north.

The imperial Black Dragon guards changed back to their dragon form. After their powerhouses mounted them, they followed closely behind, maintaining a distance of approximately one kilometer from the Green Pengs.

Among the ten people dispatched by the Alliance there was, aside from Cai’er, yet another acquaintance of Long Haochen. The captain of the 8th general grade Demon Hunt Squad, Zhang Fangfang, had also managed to win an entry permission to the Illusionary Paradise. He was surprisingly at the peak of the sixth step and had managed to come out victorious after his past hardships.

At that moment, Long Haochen wasn’t calm at all. While Ling Xiao and Huang Shuo were conversing, he had spotted two familiar faces, and was sure that the other party had also seen him. Those were Yue Ye and Leng Xiao.

The two of them actually participated in this time’s operation, and from what Long Haochen knew about them, he was absolutely sure that they were going to enter the Illusory Palace with him.

Long Haochen knew about Yue Ye’s identity, and also had some guesses about Leng Xiao. He was just surprised because he didn’t expect that Leng Xiao too would have such a high position among the demons.

Leng Xiao was without a doubt an enemy, so her life or death wouldn’t matter in any way, but Yue Ye was their collaborator. It could be said that if not for Yue Ye’s help, they would have suffered great hardships back in the Desolate Hissing Cavern, and very possibly, most of their squad would have been wiped out. Especially during their return trip, it was because of Yue Ye’s help that everything had gone smoothly and that they had returned alive. Having such a collaborator among the demons was undoubtedly a good thing for the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad, and they would have many more opportunities to benefit from it in the future.

The insides of the Illusory Paradise weren’t as wonderful as its name inferred.

The day before, Ling Xiao had extremely seriously shared very detailed information regarding the Illusory Paradise to all the participants of the operation. This key information had been gained by the loss of countless human lives.

Cai’er said in a low voice, “Haochen, don’t worry. We will give her some help when the time comes and she will be fine.”

“Hmh?” Long Haochen gave Cai’er a surprised look.

Cai’er calmly continued, “She carries the seal from the Dagger of Samsara unleashed by my Spiritual Stove of Samsara inside of her body, so her life or death is within my grasp. There’s no need to fear any of her tricks. To our future course of actions, this woman will be important, so we cannot let her die here.”

Cai’er’s words helped Long Haochen to strengthen his resolve. In response, he nodded to her.

The Illusory Shrine was located sixty kilometers to the north of the Southern Mountain’s City, inside of a forest. Be it the Green Pengs or the Black Dragons, this was a distance that only took a few blinks of an eye to cover.

From a distance, a large area of dense forest could entirely be seen in their line of sight. Looking down at the vegetation of the forest from the sky, they could all sense the large scale that this forest had reached. This could have only been accomplished through several thousand years of growth.

Under Ling Xiao’s indications, the Green Pengs slowly landed outside of the forest. As everyone successively dismounted the Green Pengs, the demons did the same.
Accompanied by the two Devil Kings from the Moon Demon Clan, Huang Shuo asked in a low voice, “Why are we not directly entering by flight?”

Leng Xiao replied with a snort, “You can try if you want. This land belongs to the scope of the Illusory Shrine, which is the shrine the goddess of nature left. And this forest is sheltered by this same goddess of nature. You want to directly enter by flight? It’s too early for you, but your Demon God Emperor should be able to.”

Huang Shuo calmly replied, “Let’s just go then.”

The two of them led their respective groups, advancing inside the forest.

When they entered the forest, the atmosphere instantly changed, but it was not the impression of feeling fresh and clean air. A sweet insipid scent penetrated into their hearts, as if cleaning their spirit, and this hard to describe feeling of serenity caused everyone to feel exceptionally cozy.

The sounds of the birds and insects was extremely distinct, and the water, earth and light elemental fluctuations were extremely strong.

Long Haochen had the strongest impression from that. When he took his first step into the forest, he immediately had a feeling of warmth, as if heading back home. It was as if everything there was beautiful, and had a feeling of intimacy for him. Every blade of grass and every tree was smiling to him, and the light element surrounded him softly. Water and earth elemental particles were also spiralling around him, moistening his body.

With such a splendid feeling, Long Haochen felt that his spirit was cleansed over and over again, as all his negative feelings and worries faded away peacefully. Indistinctly, a layer of mildly transparent light covered his skin. It was as if the call of nature made him feel as light as feather.

  • Emanuel Marcopiola

    thank you

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  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Mangaaddict

    thanks for the chapter.
    So a while back I made a post about why I think LHC’s mother is part demon. This would explain why she is in hiding even though she is the lover of one of the strongest people on the human side.
    What I want to ask is who do you think is LHC related to? Do you think he is related to the Demon god emperor or do you think he is related to the seventh demon god Amon?
    I think it is one of these two for some reasons. The reason why I think he might be related to the demon god emperor is because after the emperor was at the mountain city looking for Hao Yue he mentioned how me found a possible successor and that he would pick him up in a few years (also we know that he has human consorts since Yue Ye mentioned this when LHC met with her in the demon capital).
    But I think that that LHC is related to the seventh demon god because that would explain why Long xingyu went to fight him by himself. Also since the seventh demon god is a solitary powerhouse (he has no direct subordinates) then that means that if he decides to have LHC to take over his position as demon god then no one would stop him. (Also since he is a solitary power house then does that mean he is the only demon of his kind? I don’t think a demon race has more that one demon god in each one and if Amon has no subordinates then does that mean he would have to choose someone from another demon race to marry?)

    • ArtemisHunter

      It was only said that Devil Dragon Clan aka 1 demon God clan married in their clan. The rest married whoever they like and had kids with eg Yue Yu (LHC second waifu). The affair with 7 demon runs a bit different I think. I think Long Xinyu’s team fought with 7 demon and he is the only surviving member so, a revenge or something similar, nothing related to his wife. my guess is LHC’s mom is related to either fairies or elves (since you know light element affinity)

    • Shiro-Tsubasa

      that is curious. if it is true I wonder if making the 2nd seat’s daughter the new head of that seat and speaks of wanting to ally with humans. if LHC is related to him that would be what motivates him to do so. I can see him trying to set up a political marriage of sorts. I’m also curious if that meas that LHC has any darkness element within him as well since demons usually carry that. If that is the case i wonder how his new master will take it since he said he doesn’t like those who have darkness element in them.

      • Daene Kendrick

        If anything I would put it as being relatedt ot the DGE, for the reason he believes he found a worthy successor, half demons are usually of advanced looks LHC is the most attractive human mentioned thus far male or female, and also when LHC was in the demon capital and the DGE looked at him and said they resemble her I think he was speaking of LHC resembling a human woman he had a relationship with. Why I say relationship it is because he is the first demon full demon we have encountered that thinks demons and humans need to mingle bloodlines and that humans are more then just slaves.
        Now why his mother went into hiding could be because she found out she is half demon and wanted to protect her child from being discovered as having demon blood, this could explain why his inner spirit lines were jumbled when the ninja training cai’er fixed them for him thus fully unlocking his potential. The DGE his pillar is bright like the light so I am not sure if he is fully of darkness or not so you mix that blood line with the previously strongest inner light level of LHC’s father and you would of course produce the strongest being ever.
        The only problem i forsee is what if LHC’s father begins to believe he is not his biological child. This could make things complicated down the road.

        • Baem LN

          If Xingyu does not believe Haochen is his son, then Haochen can be a Saint/Necromancer!!!

          Sima’s power can burst from within as a Retribution Knight!!!

          Easy solutions!

          • Evilage

            What if xing yu is the lover of the DGE? After being in a relationship with the DGE he changed to a part dragon clan demon and then married to LHC’s mother so that the temple won’t suspect his relationship with the DGE? And due to some magic LHC became rhe child of three people?(his mom, xing yu and the DGE?)

          • Baem LN

            Can that even happen? I definitely, absolutely sure that is not what happens!

        • Shiro-Tsubasa

          what if LHC’s mother isn’t the DGE’s lover but his daughter. He has been known to keep a lot of concubines including women. It wouldn’t be to far fetched and it would mean that LHC would only be a quarter demon.

          • Luke Confidential

            You’re saying the DGE has men among his concubines as well? [Likely eunuchs of course.]

            Well, I certainly wouldn’t put it past him, but that seems… off somehow.

          • Shiro-Tsubasa

            where did you get men from? I said that LHC’s mother might be the daughter of DGE and one of his concubines.. x.x

          • Luke Confidential

            Shiro-Tsubasa Daene Kendrick • 21 hours ago

            what if LHC’s mother isn’t the DGE’s lover but his daughter. He has been known to keep a lot of concubines including women.

            I presume you actually meant to say ‘Including Humans,’ but if one makes a point to state a group includes women [rather than exclusively contains them] that implies it includes men as well.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Who the hell is insane enough to touch a woman of the DGE’s…? That is not only you dying in the most horrible way possible that is probably your entire family dying in the most horrible way possible.

          • Baem LN

            Not only family, entire relatives and friends as well!!!

          • Luke Confidential

            A bishi who was made into one of his concubines with no family ties anymore and saw no future for himself who was sick of only catching and wanted to pitch for a change and found some of the women hot? [Also I surmise that IF the DGE DID have male concubines, he’d have far fewer of them than female ones.]

          • Baem LN

            I agree with you. Xingyu will be slaughtered on his throne if he screwed with DGE’s lover/concubine.

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much!

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  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chap!

  • ZaX

    As if he needs more skincare with his looks. Thanks for the chapter

  • Evilage

    This cliff
    no!*screams into the horizon*
    true sadness is waiting for 2-3 days to read the rest with this kind of cliffhangers

    • Robin

      Haha, yeah, it is a dicey place to stop. 😛

  • Robin

    But isn’t it fun, he is surrounded by demons and his skin is starting to glow. If the layer of light gets stronger, he can be a walking advertisement, look here, I am the Scion of Light! 😉

    • Evilage

      If i were in that position i probably would pose and say “look i’m the fairer one”

      • Jonathan Hurd

        “Yes magic mirror I am the fairest of them all!”

    • Baem LN

      It is called as marketing strategy!

  • Psyside

    OMG DEMON WAIFU!!!! Called it
    So prepare for some lovey dovey stuff and caer getin anoyed xD

    • Luke Confidential

      Do… do you realize how long it took LHC to do anything genuinely lovey-dovey [rather than innocently sweet] with Cai-Er?

      • Jonathan Hurd

        LHC is a lot of things and I’m pretty sure faithful is near the top of those things….

        Also in front of 8 Temple Alliance Demon Hunters and 9 Top Tier Demon Elites is probably not the right place to have a Demon Hunter and Demon getting chummy or romantic….

        • Robin

          Yeah, it would surely bring him into a predicament. ^^
          But more importantly, it would bring him the excessive animosity of all the other demons in the group. She is a princess with an absolute top status among them. And she is a marriage perspective for them. Just imagine their reaction if she would show interest in a human DH!

          • Psyside

            Shes next in line for the Moon God throne….. Ye i imagine her wanting a human DH will go well xD

      • Psyside

        Its not LHC who goes lovey dovey is demon waifu. She does want him it has been stated

  • Luke Confidential

    Today’s standard chapter day right?

    I’m stoked.

    • Luke Confidential

      Fuck I was sure today was Standard Chapter Day T_T

      • Psyside

        nope tomorow

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Everyday is standard chapter day… In my heart…. Also try learning to hibernate in three day periods at a time.

    • Baem LN

      I will leave you for commenting next chapters! Have to go traveling.

  • Orario MAL

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!

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