Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 319

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 319: Crown of Heritage and Scapegoat Spiritual Stove (III)

“Yes!” At this time, everyone’s absolute trust was visible; no one questioned Long Haochen’s decision, and the Energetic Ball of Light smashed onto the ground immediately next, digging a deep hole. Without any fear of getting dirty, Long Haochen carried the magical beast over and buried it with the help of his comrades.

In this whole process, Yating didn’t make any sound, only silently watching Long Haochen’s act, until the end of the burial. One could see in her eyes her emotional state: she was moved to tears while filled with praise.

“Let’s go.” After burying the corpse, Long Haochen led the others and kept advancing. It was not only out of goodwill that he buried the magical beast, but also because of his comprehension of the Illusory Paradise.

This world was the residence of the goddess of nature, thus everything was expected to go in accordance with her amiable way of thinking. Slaughtering one’s way to get a spiritual stove was a choice, but who knew about the difficulty of the following trials? Even if some using the latter method managed to pass through, the cost they would have to pay for that would likely not be low.

Since there was a way to reduce this degree of troubles, why not do so?

Right before that gorilla handed him the spiritual stove, Long Haochen came to the decision that he would act as the protector of the Illusory Paradise.

This would not only give him a deep self-satisfaction, and conform with his character, but also very possibly grant him more benefit.

Long Haochen’s train of thinking was rapidly verified. Not far from where they buried the magical beast’s corpse, he suddenly discovered with surprise that his ability of perception and awareness seemed to have become even stronger. His perception of the surroundings was increased by more than a third, and in the Illusory Paradise, this was a considerable boost.

Since things were like this, Long Haochen immediately came to an understanding, whispering some instructions to his comrades. Everyone followed in succession, hinting that they were giving him their entire and absolute support.

To the current Long Haochen, there were two very important matters. The first was to find Cai’er and the second was to keep acting with accordance to this way of thinking until the end of this trip.

Though he was very strong as an individual, how could he compare to the great nature? This was an unchanging truth, at least as long as he wouldn’t be an entity as strong as the Demon God Emperor.

The increase of his perception was a great help, and as Long Haochen kept going forward, he very quickly had another reaction, this time sensing intense influx of spiritual energies colliding against each other, appearing even more limpid and fierce than during the previous time they encountered the young Fiend.

After pondering slightly, Long Haochen stopped in his tracks, telling his comrades, “There seems to be a violent group battle not far ahead. Don’t follow me; just stay concealed while waiting for my orders.”

After saying this, he drew out both of his swords once again, swiftly dashing ahead. Since this was a group battle, both his allies and his enemies were bound to be present. Under such circumstances, he naturally couldn’t rashly expose the fact that he brought everyone along to the Illusory Paradise. This was something he not only had to keep concealed from the enemies, but even from the Demon Hunters of the Alliance, or else there would be some complications.

The further he advanced ahead, the clearer he perceived his aim. The group battle up there was extremely violent; such violent fluctuations of spiritual energy were after all hard to keep hidden. Rapidly, Long Haochen approached the battlefield, and when he came to see the battle, he couldn’t help but feel his breath ease up, because among the two sides of this group battle, he saw Cai’er in a single glance.

The two parties consisted of a total of seven people, and four of them were powerhouses from the Temple Alliance that he recognized. Cai’er aside, Long Haochen also recognized Zhang Fangfang, a mage as well as a warrior. And on the other side, the three enemies were Yue Ye, Leng Xiao and a haughty-looking young man whose entire body gave off a yellow glistening luster.

This was a four against three battle, and the two sides were in a state of fierce battle, about equally matched in strength.

These seven aside, there were three corpses on the ground, all belonging to magical beasts. And nearby, three different colored spiritual stoves floated in the air, emitting faint radiances.

Since these were actually three spiritual stoves, it was no wonder that it caused such a frantic group battle. While Long Haochen was secretly startled, he couldn’t help but feel somewhat excited. He didn’t need to call his mates here, since with his addition, their side was definitely able to suppress the opponents, and moreover, they would receive Yue Ye’s help at the critical moment. As long as these three spiritual stoves ended up in the hands of the Temple Alliance, even if Cai’er and Long Haochen only ended up getting one, it would still be a good thing.

Arriving there, Long Haochen transferred his own spiritual energy, planning to force his way inside. However, right at this time, he suddenly sensed a hard to describe fierce danger appear from behind. With a screech from Yating’s mouth, a golden light was released from her body, enveloping Long Haochen.

The danger came really too fast, to the extent that Long Haochen only felt the hairs on his own body setting upright, but it was often in such situations that he was able to display the best of his fighting capability.

Already unable to dodge in time, Long Haochen abruptly let loose his whole weight right at the time the opponent’s attack reached him, instantly transferring the spiritual energy in his body to his back. In the meantime, his whole body shot upwards, filled with vibrations.

Ripples of Light was used, and this time, not only light was rippling, but the same happened to his whole body. In the midst of his indiscernible vibrations, Long Haochen reached his peak condition.

With a bang, the mantle of light was smashed to pieces, immediately followed by the Glorious Holy Armor getting smashed to pieces, before a punch hit Long Haochen’s back, producing an effect similar to hitting an immovable mountain.

Long Haochen’s entire body was close to totally empty, just like a kite that was sent flying, and immediately, his body released a burst of golden light.

However, right after the opponent punch smashed him, he managed to turn around in midair, and learn the identity of the one who hit his back with such violence.

A handsome face appeared in his line of sight, and an aura of gloom and nothingness, spread upwards just like a net, meeting him head-on.

Even in a place so full of vitality, because of the diffusion of this gloom and nothingness, Long Haochen clearly felt the energy surrounding his own body fade away.

No mistake, the one who attacked him from behind was the leader of the ten demons.

At the same time Long Haochen was exposed, a miserable scream could be heard from the other side of the battlefield.

Long Haochen’s perception still encompassed all the surroundings, so he immediately sensed an extremely powerful presence that appeared on the other side of the battlefield. Along with its appearance, that mage from the Temple Alliance died, after being ambushed.

The fist of the black haired youth had shooed Long Haochen away, but he found out to his astonishment that Long Haochen seemed to have not suffered any injury, as his face showed a totally puzzled look. How could he know that Long Haochen wasn’t just strong in defense, but also that by relying on Ripples of Light, he managed to dispel the great majority of the impact? Resisting the darkness elemental attack, he managed at the same time to make the wounds he received pretty light, although existing, with the great item called Soul Linking Chains.

“So demons are only good at attacking by surprise?” Long Haochen landed on the ground, as the spiritual wings on his black blossomed triumphantly, giving off a glaring radiance. Without need for him to do anything, the energy contained in the golden fog of the forest seemed to be amassing inside his body.

This was the benefit of this field. Relying on his constitution as the Scion of Light as well as the amiable relationship he built before with the Illusory Paradise, Long Haochen gained the maximal backing of the environment. More importantly, he had Yating’s support, and conversely, although this black clad youth called Ah’Bao by Huang Shuo was strong, he clearly didn’t get any support from the Illusory Paradise. He was instead rejected by the surrounding environment.

“In this world, only results count. The methods used are unimportant.” Ah’bao said indifferently, not letting any of Long Haochen’s words sway him

At that time, although Long Haochen was extremely worried about Cai’er’s condition, he couldn’t dare to be distracted in the slightest. The pressure the black haired youth called Ah’Bao caused him to feel was enormous, far incomparable with the young Fiend from before. It seemed to him that if he showed the slightest hint of getting distracted, the formidable demon before his eyes would undoubtedly launch a destructive attack.

“This is the difference between demons and humans. You don’t have any notion of virtue or ethics, nor any sense of honor. You are mere beasts living only based on your instincts. In my eyes, you are no different from magical beasts, the only difference being that you’re merely stronger than ordinary magical beasts.” Long Haochen declared coldly.

Finally some reaction was seen in the eyes of that black-clad youth, but it quickly returned to normal, his face portraying some traces of a faint smile, “Trying to infuriate me? You are still too soft. Although I don’t look quite older than you, I am already thirty. How could my determination be weak enough to let myself be swayed by your words? Pay allegiance to me or die, pick either of these options. You are one of the rare humans that I have taken enough interest in to offer submission. I will give you this chance.”

Long Haochen smiled back, “Are you waiting for your comrades to surround me after killing my people? However, that won’t be so easy.”

The enemies’ ambush was indeed sudden, but Long Haochen was actually not in that much of a disadvantage from the situation happening right now. First of all, the sudden activation of the Soul Linking Chains was bound to have attracted his teammates’ attention, and considering their intelligence, they wouldn’t have any difficulties to tell that he ran into trouble. They would be sure to come here with haste, taking action right after seeing the situation.

On the other hand, Cai’er’s group was sure to be at a disadvantage, but never forget that Yue Ye was still a collaborateur in their group. With Cai’er’s control over Yue Ye’s body, she would naturally act at the crucial time, thus Long Haochen didn’t feel worried for the moment.

Ah’Bao reacted with a laugh, “Young man, aren’t you viewing yourself too highly? According to you, I would need help from others to deal with you?”

Long Haochen replied, “Thinking highly of myself? That may not necessarily be the case. I have obtained a Crown of Heritage magical crystal from killing one of yours right before.”

  • Alex Eng

    Thanks for the hard work !

  • Baem LN

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Why is the preview still there…?

    • Robin

      Thanks, for the reminder. It somehow happened in the process of release. He already knows about it, so I am sure Toto will correct it soon.

    • Thanks, fixed!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! Angering him to disrupt Ah’Bao’s composure?

  • normal guy

    oh, such fine acting!!! that’s immoral.

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the new chapter 🙂

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Psyside

    He wouldn’t be an entity as strong as the Demon God Emperor.
    BULL SHIT just wait and see xD

    • carlo arcenal

      You’ve clearly misunderstood it, what was said was that LHC would continue to abide by the nature, because it is stronger than him, at least UNTIL LCH becomes as strong as that of a DG. hope this helps.

      • Psyside

        I didnt missunderstand it. You missunderstood what i said.

        • Robin

          Because he will be stronger, right? 😉

          • Psyside

            Yes that and cos hes the hero of the story. He will endup beating him. I think it will happen with him and Hao yue fusing when Hao Yue has all his heads imagine the power LHC will get

          • Evilage

            what if hao yue permanently fuses with LHC? and LHC would be stuck with all of hao yues heads on his body

          • Psyside

            Too much fan fic man xD

          • Robin

            Indeed, now your imagination runs too wild!

          • Evilage

            my brain is fried it seems, still i want LHC to become the overlord of both humans and demons.
            if it doesn’t end that way i might go mad enough to write an actual fan fiction alternate ending (i suck at writing btw)

          • Psyside

            DO IT!!!! And do it in chinese so toto has to translate it xD

          • Robin

            Haha, if he were so good in chinese, he could help make releases faster. 😛

          • Jonathan Hurd

            That is most likely going to happen, but what Carlo said still kind of stands. LHC in his current form is extremely far from being in a state where he can piss off Mother Nature without ending up like that Fiend Demon.

  • Zeth

    Thank you Totobro!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    First off Thanks for the Chapter Toto :D.

    Shit is getting real, wooh! I do have to say I find it kind of funny. Currently in this direction we see 5 of the human team and (counting that fiend LHC killed) 6 of the demons. I have to wonder if anyone actually went in a direction that wasn’t with the majority of stoves. Wonder if there is just one lucky bastard who went in the opposite direction just laughing it up since he doesn’t have to fight anyone for his stoves.

    • Psyside

      Its 4 humans 1 died and 4 demons

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I’m counting all the people that headed in this direction. The mage is indeed dead but he did head in this direction so it still means that at least 5 of the 10 humans went over here instead of one of the routes with a lower concentration of stoves.

        As for demons they started with 3 Yue Ye, Leng Xiao, and the earth aura guy. Then Ah’bao jumped LHC and a different demon jumped the mage. So that would bring the demon count in this particular area as far as we have seen up to 5. Then there is also the Fiend demon who LHC encountered since that guy walked the same direction LHC has been heading bringing the demon total up to 6. So 6 out of the 10 demons went this direction.

        This count doesn’t even include potentially other members who also headed over in this direction and found different stoves. We have already seen 11 out of the 20 (official entrants) in this short time LHC has been moving. Personally, I would also guess since the demons are following Ah’Bao’s leadership. There is probably another one or two of the remaining 10 demons somewhere nearby trying to meet up and join forces.

    • Evilage

      they still have to kill that magical beast protecting the stove

      • Jonathan Hurd

        True, but considering how many people have been jumped from behind. I think having an upfront fight with a magical beast is the least of their worries. Its getting jumped during the fight that hurts or when collecting your prize.

  • Evilage

    thanks for the chapter
    who was zhang fangfang again?(cause fangs wasn’t plural enough)(sorry that was racist, no offense to Chinese people)

    • Robin

      He is the captain of the team that wanted to cheat the 21st gg DHS.

      • Evilage

        oh that guy, his name thou.
        lets just hope LHC kills this guy and gets an necromancy stove

        • Robin

          Since necromancy is a vocation and no element, I doubt it. As we heard necromancers are not bound to a single attribute, so there could be stoves handy for the practice of necromancy. But there is no priest stove either so, sorry, no necromancy stove in sight.

          • Evilage

            yes that is true, however even xingyu said there are a lot of stoves which have numerous uses. so why can’t there be an stove which assists when using necromancy?
            maybe during the necromancy age some necromancers used stoves which evolved to help them in using necromancy(similar to stove of samsara). if LHC gets one stove used by a light necromancer (a huge coincidence) it could help him a lot in the future

          • Robin

            Since they are at the origin of Spiritual Stoves, I think these are stoves no one possessed before, but I admit, this is only a guess, since we know so little at the moment about the creation and origin of Spiritual Stoves.
            And I already said, that there could be one suited to support the practice of necromancy in my post above. Only none with the attribute of necromancy.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I would personally say that the likelihood of finding a Necromancy specific stove with the elements this place provides are somewhat low. On the other hand when LHC was opening the portal to the Tower of Eternity the Illusory Paradise didn’t seem to really reject the death energy so at least I would say there is a chance of a necro friendly stove coming up.

            My personal bet is that Elux has a spiritual Stove set aside for Necromancy to give to LHC when he advances a floor or two in my opinion. First Elux would want his disciple to get used to the Eternal Melody before giving him new toys, but there is definitely more treasures he will pass on.

          • Luke Confidential

            Why would it? Death is an equal partner of life in the natural cycle.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Sometimes the opposites are seen to reject each other. Like what we see with light and dark or fire and water. In general though yeah Nature as a whole would most likely encompass life and death. I am just curious if wood element and Death element oppose.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I would say we have not seen a priest specific stove, yet. The 9th step priest was trying to bribe LHC to become a priest with some Spiritual Stoves that are really suited for priests so there is a chance that there can be class specific ones.

            I mean an example of class Specific Stoves could be Cai’er’s Spiritual Stove of Samsara. That one seems connected to Assassins.

            A nice part of Necromancy is that indeed they can all have different elements, but there does seem to be something that links them. That would be the Soul Energy/death energy. Considering the Stove of Samsara shows there exists a stove that uses that. It doesn’t seem that unbelievable that there could be another.

          • Robin

            I think the combination of the Stove of Samsara and the Dagger created a completely new elemental attribute. I think it was said somewhere that Cai’er originally possessed a different attribute which was changed after the fusion.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            The Stove and Dagger did change her attribute to death/destruction. I don’t think anyone is naturally born with those. At the same time though we have found Elux’s place filled with concentrated death energy. The Eternal Melody and the Tower of Eternity also seem to use Soul Energy and Death energy as fuel. So that leads me to believe it wouldn’t be so out there to say there exists other items that can use such energy as fuel.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      8th General Grade Demon Hunt Squads captain Knight of the 6th step. The one with the 6 legged flying horse.

      • Evilage

        yes, thank you.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Np 😀

  • Majulio

    “at least as long as he wouldn’t be an entity as strong as the Demon God Emperor.”
    The foreshadowing…

  • ZaX

    Thanks for the chapter

  • nickisnoob

    “Note: Rate has gone from 50 EUR to 60 EUR since chapters’ length increased from 2XXX words to 3XXX.”

    Most if not all chapter are under 2XXX words. Why is the price still 60 EUR?

    • is that so? it had gone up in size for a long period, I’ll have to see that.

    • “Most if not all chapter are under 2XXX words” Stop trying to spread lies, I picked a random near chapter, 325 and it was 3000+ based on google drive word-counting application, and the same went for a random past chapter. Of course I am speaking in terms of chinese characters.

      • whyudodis

        deleting comments now?

    • You know, there is no use being so persistent. You keep spamming me asking questions that have been answered over and over, but the problem is that all this is done after acting very impolitely even as a mere newly registered member (look, THIS is your first comment, you are accusing rather than asking… how could I give you any consideration after that). Don’t you think you are going too far spamming me? I have other things to do than babysitting you…

  • Orario MAL

    That hit the nail lol

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!