Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 320

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 320: Three Spiritual Stoves (I)

Hearing the words Crown of Heritage, some change finally appeared on the face of the black-clad youth, showing a gloomy reaction, “Who was the one you killed?”

Seeing his changed expression, Long Haochen revealed a stoic smile, “It’s the tallest among yours. If I am not mistaken, he should be one of the successors of the Fiend Monarch Saminaga, right? How about you? To have become the leader of this expedition, you are surely above that guy in status right? Saminaga is already the fourth demon god, so then, your identity is pretty obvious. You’re a successor of the Demon God Emperor, shouldn’t I give you this appellation? However, your name is quite young and tender sounding, Ah’Bao.”

“You are very intelligent. However, intelligent people tend to die young.” As he took a step forward, the ripples surrounding Ah’Bao’s body created a layer of nothingness. Although his movements looked incomparably slow, Long Haochen only saw a twist in the air before Ah’Bao appeared in front of him. He still hadn’t drawn any weapon but merely attacked directly with his fist, only striking him with the simplest of punches.

This time, Long Haochen had made ample preparations. Facing Ah’Bao’s attack, his expression abruptly became sharper, and while slightly drawing back, his body did a crouching motion. In the meantime, his left hand picked Bright Discipline from which a Shining Sunlight Strike broke out almost instantly, the skill being completely condensed on the sword.

At the same time, from his right hand, a Demon Wiping Flash burst out from Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light with a dazzling light.

Facing Long Haochen’s counterattack, Ah’Bao seemed to show no reaction, not even showing any intent of blocking it. His fist only slightly changed direction but still aimed at Long Haochen.

“Dang.” This first sound was emitted from the encounter of Bright Discipline with the black-clad youth’s arm, but to Long Haochen’s shock, Bright Discipline was easily repelled. Immediately afterwards, the Demon Wiping Flash from Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light shot out towards Ah’Bao’s body with a series of cracks. However, that was also nowhere enough to stop the opponent before him.

Being directly hit by the Demon Wiping Flash, Ah’Bao only furrowed his brows but didn’t suffer any damage.

Seeing his fist ram forward, Long Haochen’s right foot softly tapped onto the ground, and his whole upper body borrowed force from that movement to forcefully get out of the way of his opponent’s attack. Meanwhile, his Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light flourished with white light from the activation of Holy Sword.

From the beginning of the battle, Yating kept chanting from behind Long Haochen, and right now, Long Haochen stabbed out using the might of this Holy Sword.

However, Ah’Bao still didn’t even avoid the attack, letting Long Haochen’s Holy Sword hit his own leg with a piercing blow. But this time, the backlash was even more terrible. At that time, Long Haochen clearly saw his Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light bend because of the formidable pressure, before violently bouncing back with his own right arm.

Stamping on Ah’Bao’s waist with his left foot, Long Haochen seized the opportunity to bounce back, landing ten meters away, his face still filled with shock.

Looking at that Ah’Bao, it seemed that he didn’t carry a single piece of defensive equipment. All he was wearing was a simple black gown. However, his own attacks boosted with Ripples of Light didn’t have any effect when launched against him. It was the first time Long Haochen encountered such an opponent.

Regardless of your strength or your dexterity, if your attacks cannot deal any damage to the opponent, then everything becomes futile.

Ah’Bao indifferently declared, “So you are saying you were able to kill Shen Pian 申篇 with only this bit of strength? Even if his spiritual energy was suppressed, you are still far from being his opponent. Your strength is just a little above all the trashy knights that go all out at the price of their lives against our kind all the time, and no more. However, that’s still not enough.”

Long Haochen took a deep breath. He knew that this Ah’Bao before his eyes turned out to be a lot more powerful than he expected. Only, even if this demon possessed over ten thousand units of spiritual energy, he shouldn’t be able to take on the attack of Holy Sword combined with Ripples of Light with his bare body! How could he block his attacks so easily with his physical body?

External spiritual energy!

These three words seemed to resound instantly in Long Haochen’s mind, and he immediately understood how Ah’Bao’s defensive power could be so terrifying.

That was right, the upper limit of spiritual energy was set at ten thousand units, but that was only valid regarding internal spiritual energy. Although external spiritual energy was also a kind of spiritual energy, it would only display the strength of one’s body. As long as Ah’Bao didn’t use any of his external spiritual energy to launch attacks, and only defended with it, even considering his powerful external spiritual energy, he wouldn’t be removed by the rules of the Eternal Paradise.

However, which level did his external spiritual energy reach? It had to be over ten thousand units strong. Otherwise, how could he block a piece of equipment of the Glorious Tier launching an ability of the fifth step?

Looking at Long Haochen’s bewildered gaze, Ah’Bao revealed a cold smile, “No need to try to guess, my external spiritual energy is over twenty thousand units strong, so even without using my internal spiritual energy, I’m still equivalent to a powerhouse of the eighth step. How could little shrimps like you stand a chance against me? This is mere pipe dream. If not for this loathing place restricting my attacks, my first attack would have been just enough to send you to heaven.”

Twenty thousand units of external spiritual energy? To Long Haochen, that was simply incomparable. How terrible could a level of external spiritual energy reaching 20,000 units be? He couldn’t even imagine that, since the combination of both his internal and his external spiritual energy did not even reach 7,000 units yet.

However, at this moment, he couldn’t possibly shrink back. In case he retreated, Cai’er and his comrades would be the ones forced to face this powerful existence before his eyes.

Taking a deep breath, Long Haochen calmly declared, “Since you are so strong, why aren’t you coming to kill me directly? If this was the external world, perhaps you would have the ability to do that, but at the time you entered the Illusory Paradise, your internal spiritual energy was bound by the limit of 10,000 units. As for your external spiritual energy, do you dare use it to attack me? Even if I cannot defeat you, it won’t be easy for you to defeat me either.”

Saying that, contrary to everyone’s’ expectations, Long Haochen retrieved Bright Discipline. He undoubtedly felt very hesitant, since this thirty years-old Ah’Bao had at least reached the eighth step of cultivation, and was even possibly at the ninth step. But so what? This was the Illusory Paradise.

Long Haochen made his move in the next instant, rushing forward to attack. In a split second, his speed reached its peak and the spiritual wings on his back vanished as his eyes locked on the opponent with an ardent look.

Snorting with disdain, Ah’Bao didn’t seemed moved in the slightest by Long Haochen’s words, but this time, his response wasn’t a simple punch. His figure flickered forward, attacking Long Haochen sideways. A large net, consisting of intense darkness energy instantly formed in the air, shrouding Long Haochen in its range.

Long Haochen’s eyes shined with a glint, and an instant later, Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light was lifted up high over his own head. A majestic glance shoot forth from his eyes. The strong golden light instantly transformed into a sharp slashing attack as Asura Strike erupted.

Accompanied by ear-piercing hissing sounds, Long Haochen didn’t only use a mere Asura Strike. After having gone through constant training, he relied on Holy Sword combined with Ripples of Light to reinforce Asura Strike. However, the circumstances didn’t give him the time to use Storing Power. Even so, the power of this Asura Strike could already be described as frightening.

Asura Strike’s greatest feature didn’t lie in its destructive power, but in its sharpness. With its offensive power concentrating on the sharp edge of a blade, it bound all the surrounding energy at the same time. A loud sound disrupted the air, and although Long Haochen was put against a great resistance, the offensive power of Asura Strike still produced sufficient results. The darkness spiritual energy entangled into the shape of a large net, was instantaneously split in half, and in the meantime, Long Haochen’s golden wings instantly flapped on his back, propelling him forward at maximum speed. Following, his Asura Strike was then instantly linked with an Asura Thrust.

This combo sounds simple, but it was the refined result of having practiced for an uncountable number of times. Especially since he had reached the sixth step of cultivation, he had managed to strengthen this blow to its natural limits by relying on the acceleration provided by his spiritual wings.

Even if one possessed an external spiritual energy of 20,000, would he be able to resist the bursting Asura Thrust containing all of Long Haochen’s concentrated offensive power?

“Hmh?” Seeing the intensive eruption of power from Asura Strike, Ah’Bao was slightly startled. His originally apathetic assessment of a merely somewhat clever opponent was suddenly roused.

However, this was far from being enough to worry him. Facing Long Haochen’s Asura Thrust, his eyes shone with a drizzling purple brilliance, and his two black eyes suddenly turned purple. He used a way to greet the Asura Thrust that Long Haochen didn’t expect at all.

As he merely raised his right hand and pointed upwards with his forefinger, his forefinger already completely took on a sparkling and translucent purple color. It could be clearly seen that around his forefinger, purple lines of light were drawing circles in the air. The power originating from his finger actually filled the air with purple ripples, showing a series of fine cracks.


Asura Strike struck against Ah’Bao’s forefinger, and the collision of light against darkness, two entirely opposite entities, produced an abrupt explosion.

Long Haochen only felt his own Asura Thrust being completely stopped by a protective layer, and the immense reverse power against all expectations swallowed all the offensive power of his attack. Even after that, that terrifying energy of darkness kept wrecking havoc, engulfing his body.

However, on the other end, Ah’Bao didn’t stay unfaced. Obviously, he had a certain understanding of Long Haochen’s attack. Asura Thrust could be called Long Haochen’s current most powerful mono-target technique, even exceeding the Dual Dragons of Light and Rain in strength. How could such an attack be resisted so easily?

More importantly, Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light was in itself a weapon filled with many mysteries, that could unceasingly evolve until reaching the Legendary Tier. Its sharp power in combination with Asura Thrust caused the eruption of a top grade offensive power.

An ear-piercing exploding sound filled the air, and with a snap, his right hand bent in response. The sharp spiritual energy contained in Asura Thrust caused even a change to his expression. His whole body erupted with a deep purple light, that forced the sharp spiritual energy out of his body.

  • Leticia

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Baem LN

    Thanks for the chapter!!!

    • Jonathan Hurd

      “Battle Through the Heavens” I enjoy a lot. Its a Wuxia novel and follows the adventures of a young man and alchemist Xiao Yan. If you want a taste of what it is like I would suggest reading a little of the Manhua, but for the full experience the LN is way better. The LN goes into some amazing detail about the creation of pills in alchemy. Also the LN is so much more bloody its amazing. They have no issues killing anyone and everyone if they piss you off enough and you have the strength to do so. The Manhua kind skips on that, but the LN has so much blood its amazing.

      Another of my favorites is Combat Continent. That one has a protagonist that is similar to LHC. Pretty pure, but also willing to get his hands dirty to defend himself or his friends. The battle scenes in this one are to die for. There is so much emphasis on planning and perfect timing the battles are just too fun to watch. Also the MC is a hidden weapons expert. Each time you see him let loose with his creations it gets cooler and cooler. For this one as well if you want an introduction i would suggest reading some of the Manhua, but reading the LN is waaaay better for this one. The Manhua PG’s things to an unbelievable degree and has a habit of stripping the MC of his bad assness.

      Those two are being updated pretty frequently and are the ones I keep up with alongside this one. Hope that helps.

      • Luke Confidential

        ‘The Manhua PG’s things to an unbelievable degree and has a habit of stripping the MC of his bad assness.’

        To the degree the manhua sort of makes Boss Dai into a secondary protagonist, at least prior to Slaughter City [which it skips entirely.]

        EDIT: and it butchers fatty’s character.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Slaughter City was where I had to stop reading the Manhua it missed so much of the point >.<. When you read that part in the LN and compare it the differences are two different books with only slight connecting points.

          • Evilage

            i am also reading BTTH, well first wuxia novel i read so XD
            anyways @addictedtoLN:disqus i suggest you try out tales of demons and gods, its honestly amazing
            the MC gets reborn(err goes back in time with the memories of his future self, now he tries to change the future) try it out

          • Evilage

            talking about the manhua and novels
            in battle through the heavens the manhua actually followed the plot line with minor changes(a little more than minor) Xiao yan’s full badassness isn’t shown but it’s still better than some manhua’s like CC or SYWZ or CD

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I gotta admit Battle Through the Heaven’s Manhua is the only one I actually read for the story. CC changed the story so much that I just can’t read it anymore. As for SYWZ’s I just go through to try and find pictures of some of the more bad ass scenes :D.

            Battle Through the Heaven’s Manhua does have a really strange habit of trying to force levity and jokes, but they do let Xiao Yan actually be a bad ass which I appreciate. It does somewhat oversimplify some of the story lines and there are points that don’t make sense to me. For instance Xiao Yan being stupid enough to get robbed considering how paranoid he has always shown himself to be. That was just weird.

          • Evilage

            Yes those parts are also their
            i sometimes cant stop laughing because of it, i do the same for SYWZ too i just want to see if the characters are just as i imagined them(no they are not :’|)

            As for novels i just started ATG wow this novel is amazing too
            try it out if you have time

      • Baem LN

        I read BTTH too. I will read CC since you recommended it. Thanks!

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Np, it is by the same author as SYWZ so I’m sure you will enjoy it. There is a bit more detail on the training than there was in SYWZ and it has less war like battles and more team based fights/competitions in it. They do have some interesting squad battles and the unique ways everyone fights is pretty fun to read. It is definitely worth the read.

    • felix

      @Baem LN

      Martial God Asura (MGA), Tales of Demons and Gods, Xian Ni

      Theres quite few others that usually get mentions, like Against the Gods, but haven’t had the time to actually dig into it.

      For some reason I really like Shen Yin Wang Zou the best. Probably because of the group interactions and overall world design. Also, none of the others have Austin Griffin, bug minus there.

    • Robin

      I assume you already are familiar with Douluo Dalu?

      • Baem LN

        Nope. Not reading that at all. I read SYWZ, The Great Ruler, Law of the Devil, BTTH, Descent of the Pheonix and Magic Chef of Fire and Ice currently.

        • Robin

          Maybe you should try it. It is the novel that got me addicted first. I started reading it and found SYWZ when I got up to date. I really like the novel about the seven devils. 😉

  • Majk

    I realy dont like the fact that the title alredy tells us who will win.
    Im not blaming anyone I just had a crappy day and no I cant be hapyp about anything 🙁

    • Baem LN

      Well, I agree with you and all but the author put the title.

      • Majk

        Like I said not blaiming jsut complaining to complain

    • Why would it? I think the title is just insisting on the fact the human and demon sides are fighting over three spiritual stoves. Aren’t you just overthinking this?

      • Majk

        Well it implies that we will finde out what they are and that wont happen if the demons get them.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I don’t know. I mean Cai’er and the rest of the humans have been in pretty close proximity to those stoves. I mean Cai’er is not freaking going to die I think we can all agree on that one. Also knowing her background she probably got a pretty extensive course on stoves like LHC did. So she could probably name them. Failing that she an describe their looks for LHC who will know what they do.

          I have to agree with Toto I think your jumping to conclusions a bit fast. Its a fight over three stoves. Considering how much Ah’bao outclasses LHC and probably any other human I don’t think it is hard to imagine the demons winning this contest. The Demons also hold the numerical advantage currently and even with Yue Ye’s potential betrayal there are no assurances the humans can win. Also if Yue Ye isn’t smart with her help she could end up getting killed for it or reported and that is something she is not willing to let happen.

      • Majk

        I may be over thinking it but oh well

        • Robin

          Maybe. Since Yue Ye is among the demons, we can’t be sure that she won’t get a stove as well.

          • Majk

            So it would turn into a scramble for the stoves and she would get one or do you mean that the demons win and the humans escape?

          • Robin

            Either is possible, although I don’t see the humans losing that badly and needing to escape. She could help them and Haochen and company let her escape with one stove, or Haochen hands one to her later on. Everything is possible at this moment since it won’t be easy to fight the DGE successor and keep all the stoves.

          • Luke Confidential

            Or she cooperates and the human side prevails… then when she goes to grab a stove and split she realizes none of them suit her.

          • Robin

            Possible as well. ^^

      • Majk

        Now that you said over thinking I started to imagining a scenario where someone knows what the stoves are already which would be how we would learn about them. I even started to imagine how they could win in a not out of the hat sort of way. The only 3 good ones that popped into my head where:

        1 If a new spirit beast appears and helps them
        2 LHC stals Ah’Bao long enough that the others win thus making him prioritize the safety of his comrades instead of the stoves
        3 Cai’Er will use Yue Ye to somehow betray the other demons (in a sneaky way like sealing her power for a split second to make an opening)

        There is also the possibility of the whole team going in but that would cause way too many problems so I dont include that.

        • Luke Confidential

          Not out of the hat way:

          Austin Griffon pauses his evolution [it’s possible he might still be at a stage he can do that] and comes to rape demon face…… I mean save his partner.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Only downside of Hao Yue coming is that I don’t think they could afford having him Fuse with LHC. That would boost LHC into 7th step range which Mother Nature has made abundantly clear she will not stand. So that means he would gain the advantage of three 5th step mages, but not really sure how much difference that would make in the face of this kind of External Strength difference.

          • Luke Confidential

            Perhaps enough, given the amount of flexibility a Wind Mage, Fire Mage and Light Mage can bring to the battle.

            Not necessarily enough to injure him, but perhaps enough to isolate him from the battle long enough to acquire the stoves and beat a retreat.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Hao Yue’s pressence could definitely help, but my biggest concern right now is that the humans maybe hopelessly outclassed at this point. Even that young Fiend was almost too much for LHC to handle and he was one of the weakest demons sent. The demons currently have the number 1, 3, and 4 seats there at least. Not sure where the earth aura demon and the guy who jumped the mage fall in the ordering. I don’t doubt LHC can slow Ah’Bao down, but at this point I think the humans need LHC more than the demons need Ah’Bao in the current fight.

            Granted Yue Ye is there and willing to help the humans, but if that is handled badly that would tantamount to suicide for herself even if Cai’er lives. All in all I think a few miracles are going to be needed for the Humans to come out on top in this fight.

          • Luke Confidential

            LHC has been investing for that miracle with the Paradise 😛

        • Psyside

          Hey i didnt say nothing…its No.2……….*Hides*

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Zeth

    Thank you Totobro!

  • ZaX

    Feels like exploiting loopholes is the way to win. Thanks for the chapter

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I think part of this is just how extremely the humans underestimated the demons. Also I am not sure if it is possible for the humans to be able to accomplish something like having 20k External spiritual Energy so that might have never occurred to them to try it.

      • Robin

        And the humans are more honorbound than the demons. Cheating is against their codexes of honor.

        • Illunis

          Of course, the fact that Haochen secretly brought his team into the Paradise doesn’t count xD

          • Kaarme

            Where is that team, anyway? Haochen could use some help. He could use his brother’s help as well right now.

          • Luke Confidential

            LHC didn’t want the fact he smuggled his team in exposed. The better question is why the hell isn’t LHC luring this freak back to his team [the answer of course being that this freak would slaughter them, but it’s a nice thought >_<]

          • Kaarme

            I don’t think it’s so easy. While they would need to be extra careful this mofo wouldn’t one-hit kill any weaker members of the team, another side of it is that if the demon decided to attack one of them, he would leave himself open to the attacks by the rest of the team. That’s the beauty of numbers. Not to mention this Ah’Bao would be in trouble if they managed to make him slip and release internal power over 10000. So, they only need to push him hard enough, not outright deliver a finishing blow.

            But yeah, it would be helluva dangerous. But still surely safer than facing him all alone. In my opinion it’s a good aspect of this novel that the MC doesn’t always handle everything by himself.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I think its more the humans were trying to reward their young powerhouses while the demons put together the absolutely most powerful team that they could from all of them.

          • Psyside

            To be fair LHC…. and Humans did hold a tournament

          • Jonathan Hurd

            They did, but only with the demon hunters that were currently there. From the looks of the demons side some of these guys are repressed 9th steppers. If we opened the tournament for everyone in the human side to participate and then suppressed anyone past 6th step to that the line up would look very differently…

          • Psyside

            but you dont know if humans can repress it. Also i bet humans cant train external spiritual to that lvl without having spirit over 10k

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Definitely true. The big advantage humans can bring to the table though would be in equipment. I think the alliance leaders would of at least let the 10 humans borrow some waaaaay higher tier gear for this potentially if they knew what kind of line up they would be going in against. I think that would be the humans best way of cheating the power level difference.

      • Luke Confidential

        Don’t be so sure. External Spiritual Energy naturally rises for the physical classes as they go up in step as well. LHC’s dad probably has External Spiritual Energy in that range for example.

        Then there’s the supplementary enhancements of equipment…

  • Evilage

    wow intensity is rising
    come out skele-sensei and wipe his ass off!

  • Drama

    Thanks for this chapter ..

  • leetdood

    It’s unfazed not unfaced. Thank you!

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!