Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 322

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 322: Three Spiritual Stoves (III)

Long Haochen nodded, giving him the reply, “Very strong. The demons that came this time seem to have suppressed their strength before entering the Illusory Paradise. That Ah’Bao is at least at the eighth step, or may even have reached the ninth step. His external spiritual energy has reached 20,000 units. Even with the combined power of Asura Strike and Asura Thrust, I could not break past the natural defense of his physical body. He is afraid of Cai’er’s Spiritual Stove of Samsara, so for now, we have to be steady and cannot let emotions affect our decisions. He is bound to become one of our future great enemies. And he’s very possibly the successor of the Demon God Emperor.”

Hearing this, everyone’s expression changed completely. The successor of the Demon God Emperor, just what kind of status was that?

Chen Ying’er said, unconvinced, “So what about it? Haven’t we just chased them off?”

Cai’er replied indifferently, “The reason why he was wounded by Haochen and prefered to escape was because he is more afraid of death than us. Being the successor of the Demon God Emperor, he will become the future ruler of the demons, and is thus not willing to take risks. Otherwise, we would have all died here today. Even by utilizing the full force of the Spiritual Stove of Samsara, I have only one sixth of certainty to take him down. To him, we are the same lowly existences as the six Demon God Slayers in relation to the Demon God Emperor when they appeared in front of him on that day.”

Standing in front of Long Haochen, Zhang Fangfang expressed his appreciation, “It’s fortunate that you came here in time, otherwise I would also have ended up dying here today. We have after all underestimated those who came from the demon side. To the best of my knowledge, the other two aside, at least three more of the ten of us have already died in battle. And the spiritual stoves acquired by the demons are exceeding seven.”

He didn’t inquire Long Haochen’s team about how they appeared in the Illusory Paradise, but only provided them with all the information he had.

Long Haochen furrowed his brows, “Let’s go then. We should recover those three spiritual stoves first and bury the corpses of those magical beasts before discussing how to move forward.”

Returning to the previous battlefield, they saw the corpses of the mage and the warrior from different Demon Hunt Squads, in a very miserable state. Long Haochen recovered their corpses and transported them to the Tower of Eternity, planning to hand them back to their own team after leaving. In fact, the death of a Demon Hunter was considered a fatal blow for the whole team, and would very possibly cause the disbanding of this Demon Hunt Squad as a whole. Moreover, this time almost only core team members came, so those demons would naturally show no reservation to kill them upon encountering them. Just like the Demon Hunters would kill them without any reservations.

But from today’s situation, it was visible that the Demon Hunters were in a state of absolute disadvantage.

However, it was already too late to say anything now. Who would have expected that this time the assets that came from the demon side, including several successors of the seventy-two demon gods, came after suppressing their own strength through secret methods.

After burying the corpses of the magical beasts without even touching their magic crystals, Long Haochen led his comrades in front of those three spiritual stoves.

A fantastic scene happened; Yating slowly floated to the front of those three spiritual stoves, murmuring some incantations which surrounded the three spiritual stoves with a soft golden light. Immediately, the three spiritual stoves glowed with a soft radiance, as they arrived before Long Haochen while following Yating.

Facing the three spiritual stoves, everyone immediately looked fervent at this sight, but Long Haochen turned towards Zhang Fangfang, telling him, “Brother Zhang, pick one of those first.”

“Eh? Me?” Zhang Fangfang looked at Long Haochen with some astonishment.

It was impossible to deny that he longed for these three spiritual stoves, but he had already suppressed the desire deep inside of him. The fact that Long Haochen’s whole team was brought magically to the Illusory Paradise as a whole was not a matter of strength, but their own secret. And furthermore, if not for the presence of these people from the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad here, survival would be very hard for him. Thus, he naturally didn’t hope for too much. In the previous battle, he saw personally the deep mutual understanding and the great strength of their whole team. Although, with the exception from Long Haochen and Cai’er, none of them had broken through to the sixth step yet, their cooperation was plentily formidable. Never did he expect Long Haochen to let him first pick a spiritual stove.

Long Haochen explained, “Brother Zhang, you were the one who discovered these spiritual stoves, and without you, we wouldn’t necessarily have been able to drive those demons away. Don’t be modest, Brother Zhang, please just go on.”

Zhang Fangfang took a deep breath, unconsciously looking at the others at Long Haochen’s side. Regarding Long Haochen’s words, no one opposed in the slightest, and no one even looked unsatisfied in any way.

After a short time of internal struggle, Zhang Fangfang’s face returned to a serene look, declaring earnestly, “Brother Long, thank you. However, I can’t accept. I cannot deny that I long for spiritual stoves. However, if not for the help I had from you during this battle, I wouldn’t even be alive. You are my saviors so for now, how could I take one of the spiritual stoves you gained from having fought such a hard battle.”

“Brother Zhang…” Long Haochen was about to keep insisting, before being prevented from saying anymore by Zhang Fangfang. With resolution, he declared, “Brother Long, how about that, I just have a little request. I hope that I could stay with your group for the time being. If our luck is good enough to encounter more spiritual stoves, how about giving me one at that time? I really don’t want any of these three.”

This being said, the members of the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad exchanged surprised looks when seeing Zhang Fangfang, but they were all full of respect. Not everyone was able to renounce something as enticing as spiritual stoves. Although they made an agreement to let him have the next spiritual stove they would run across, who could guarantee that they would still encounter any more spiritual stoves?

Long Haochen wasn’t an unreasonable person, and time wouldn’t wait for them. After a short time of reflexion, he replied, “Okay then, since this is what you want, I won’t show reservation.

Lin Xin, the red spiritual stove is yours. Sima, that spiritual stove glinting in a frantic red is for you. And Yuanyuan, assimilate the silver-colored spiritual stove. Start assimilating now, we will give assistance by guarding you during this time.

Everyone in the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad was not only full of trust towards Long Haochen, but also trusted his judgment. Hearing him, none of them spoke anymore, and the three immediately started the absorption of the three spiritual stoves.

Because this was merely a temporary absorption, and they wouldn’t directly be able to use them, so it took only a short time before the three of them completed their respective assimilations.

Lin Xin and Yuanyuan had tolerable reactions, just showing happy expressions, but having just assimilated his spiritual stove, Sima Xian shouted loudly, “So invigorating! This almost electrocuted me to death.”

Long Haochen smiled, “The spiritual stove Lin Xin assimilated is called Heart of Flames, and forms a flame of extremely high temperature. It cannot help the fire element mages in cultivation nor does it carry any additional ability, but it causes the quality of the flame released by the mage to reach the greatest levels. Its temperature will also reach a terrifying level. The Heart of Flames Spiritual Stove may not seem to be of great value, but it is ranked in the top five among all spiritual stoves that can be absorbed by mages, and in practice, it is of formidable utility.

Yuanyuan’s spiritual stove is a rarely seen space elemental spiritual stove, and matches perfectly with her. It is known as the space elemental spiritual stove with the highest utility. If the flames from Lin Xin’s Heart of Flames Stove can be said to have the risk of producing bad aftereffects upon overuse, Yuanyuan’s spiritual stove is however absolutely not the least dangerous. This spiritual stove is called Spatial Gate, and simply said, it enables Instant Shift. If I’m not remembering it wrong, the Spatial Gate can be used multiple times every day, and the frequency and range will depend on its degree of evolution. And to a warrior of spatial element, taking possession of this spiritual stove gives an enormous boost to any other spatial elemental techniques that can be learned. Wang Yuanyuan and Lin Xin had pretty good luck.”

“Then, boss, how about me? What about the spiritual stove you told me to assimilate? It really electrocuted me without limits…” The expression on Sima Xian’s pained face looked far from merry.

With a laugh, Long Haochen explained, “Didn’t you want a spiritual stove of high bursting power? This is what you wished for. It’s a rather uncommon spiritual stove, and very rarely seen. It is of the thunder element and anyone can absorb it.” Arriving at this point, he gave Zhang Fangfang a look. His original intention had been to let Zhang Fangfang choose this spiritual stove, because in contrast, he couldn’t surrender the two spiritual stoves given to Wang Yuanyuan and Lin Xin, especially the one for Wang Yuanyuan. As known, the spatial elemental spiritual stoves after all even exceeded the top three ranked in rarity.

“Sima Xian’s spiritual stove is called Purple Thunder, and doesn’t carry any active, but a very powerful passive ability instead. As long as your body can bear it, after assimilating this spiritual stove, all your attacks will carry a powerful lightning force. As for the specific level it can reach, we will know after trying it ourselves in the future. However, I need to warn you that because of the tyrannical and brutal aspect of this Purple Thunder Spiritual Stove, I’m afraid that at the time you will undergo its real trial, the degree of difficulty will be rather high. You have to prepare well mentally.”

Sima Xian appeared satisfied, “Very good. I like this one.” His straightforward personality aside, he was actually a rather thoughtful person. Although Long Haochen didn’t tell him about its real level of power, he could tell out that even among all uncommon elements, the thunder was the most powerful one.

Having already obtained four spiritual stoves, Long Haochen finally felt the pressure on his shoulders ease. These were a lot of rare heavenly treasures, and all of them were very useful. These four spiritual stoves already made their trip worthwhile, but there was still some time, though it was hard to say whether there were still any free spiritual stoves left.

Everyone got in action once again, and with the addition of Zhang Fangfang, their group now reached a total number of eight people. Even when encountering those demons, they would still be able to put up a fight. But that would be on the premise that the entirety of the demons weren’t gathered.

Time passed little by little, and on their road, they didn’t encounter any other spiritual stoves. Long Haochen also didn’t sense much, just encountering the corpses of magical beasts, which they buried just like before.

With the descent of night, the Illusory Paradise seemed to look the same as outside; there actually existed both a day and a night. The eight of them were gathered together, looking for a rather covert place to have some rest.

This was how they passed their first day since entering the Illusory Paradise, but this was just the beginning. According to Ling Xiao’s information, the following days were still going to be filled with opportunities, but even more danger.

  • Baem LN

    Thanks for the chapter! I think something is missing from this sentence :

    Everyone in the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad was not only full of
    trust towards Long Haochen, but also trusted his judgment. {Hearing him,
    none of them spoke anymore, and the three immediately the formation to
    start the absorption of the three spiritual stoves.}

    The three immediately the formation? I think there is /are some word/s missing there.

    • went in position yeah, thanks!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Jot •_•v

    So.. When will HaoYue be back? :/

    • icicle

      its been too long TT_TT

    • Baem LN

      After they get out of Illusory Paradise, I think since Haoyue cannot be disturbed while evolving.

      • Robin

        I agree, and I think afterwards Haochen will return to his world to help him with the last step of evolution.

        • Psyside

          Ima say it will be inside it cos of the element of the head….The element he gets makes me think it will be inside or right as he exits or during his trial

          • Robin

            It has to be after the trial or he would maybe lose the stove he surely will acquire in the paradise. But soon afterwards, I would say. Well, if the author doesn’t want to extend the episode with the so far unknown knight waiting for Haochen outside the paradise…

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Maybe with the rest of the squad in tow since hes proven he can use the cheat of the tower of eternity, :D.

          • Robin

            I would hope so. They need a stage to try out their newly acquired spiritual stoves, right? What could be better than a desolate world with an army of skeletons and a lot of space to wreck havoc? XD

        • Baem LN

          And it will always be like that in the future, though I think the idea of his teammates coming out from the BADASS TOWER and help both of them while test-driving their new spiritual stoves is being demanded by majority of the readers in this website.

  • Anto Wibowo

    thank you very much for the chapter totobro!

  • icicle

    thanks for the chapter.
    found a problem;
    Long Haochen wasn’t an unreasonable person, and time wouldn’t wait for them. After a short time of reflexion, (should be reflection)

    • Robin

      Thanks for your attention, but actually both variations are possible. It depends on which english (British or American) you use. Both share the same meaning. 😉

      • icicle

        learnt something new, thanks 🙂

        • Robin

          You are welcome. Please feel free to point things that you find out. Nobody is perfect. 😉

  • Psyside

    But i got a question. Including caier and Zhang Fangfang. There were 2 more humans. Yes one died but what happened to the 4th one?

    • Robin

      He died as well. After the confrontation between Ah’Bao and Haochen ended, only Cai’er and Zhang Fangfang were alive. The mage died earlier and it was mentioned afterwards that the other one, I think it was a warrior, died from his severe injuries as well. Haochen has stored their bodies in the Tower of Eternity to bring them back to their squads after leaving the Illusory Paradise.

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro and kind sponsors.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    I gotta say the chapter title for the next part makes me happy and a little concerned. If it is a never before seen Stove I obviously want LHC or Cai’er to get it…, but they promised Zhang the next one… Hopefully they find him a stove first and then find this new one.

    • Robin

      Well, even if they promised the Zhang guy one of the next stoves they encounter, it still needs to be a stove suitable to him. I guess this special stove might be a little too much for the captain of the 8th gg DHS…

      • Jonathan Hurd

        To be fair if no one has a clue as to its effects it will be pretty hard to figure out who it would be good for. I’m hoping they find another group of them and give Zhang one he likes and then LHC is convinced by Yating to take the never before seen one.

        • Robin

          I guess judging by Zhang’s character, he will bow out on his own before taking on too much. He seems like a reasonable guy and he ows Haochen a lot for saving his life. He won’t ask for the special stove after all that happened.

    • Care


  • Jonathan Hurd

    The numbers are getting pretty interesting. We have 5/10 of the original humans left. 9/10 demons left. 7 Stoves taken by demons. 4 by LHC’s team. So 11/20 of the original stoves are currently claimed but can still be stolen…. and the Demons have managed to piss mother nature off to a degree that is pretty amazing. Hopefully incurring her wrath will cost them a member or two more.

    • Care

      ME can differentiate between the demons and humans right or will everyone be punished regardless of who they are?!?!?

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Well from how the place seems to be looking at LHC I think she probably will differentiate. At the very least LHC and his team aren’t the ones who originally pissed her off and they have also been going out of their way to stay on her good side so that should count for something.

        The other way I would see it is her wrath might be triggered by your reaction to the place and your actions. So for instance we might have a scenario where she will send Magical beasts out and if you kill them they will be replaced with stronger and stronger ones. However if you do not fight with them they will leave you alone. This might turn into a situation that the worse you act the deeper the hole you dig yourself until there is no way out.

        • Robin

          It will be very interesting, that I can promise you. Once mother nature is enraged, it will be serious stuff for nightmares. ;D

    • kiran

      may be the effects LHC had was due to yating(the fairy saw him bury the magical beast and became mentally attached or strong)

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I definitely agree part of what is happening is Yating has been getting stronger and recovering her original strength thanks to the environment. I would say though a big part of it is LHC is becoming more connected with the nature within this place. Yating is helping him communicate with Nature and facilitate between LHC and it. Like when she talked to the Earth Ape and got LHC to hold his hand. As they said Light has a fairly close relationship with Nature and plants especially. So I think that is part of the reason why the Animals and the Illusory Paradise are taking such a liking to LHC is because of his natural affinity to light. The other part would be his actions and shows of respect.

        • Baem LN

          Yating will most likely enter her 3rd evolution in Illusory Paradise. The closer she is to that state, the stronger her power is and that applies on LHC’s state as well.

  • Care

    I love this story so much!!!!! Bows respectfully to translater-San and helper-sans!!

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I know right? /bow to translator, helpers, and sponsors :D.

  • Luke Confidential

    Who else thinks LHC stuffing corpses in the Tower of Eternity is going to result in some [positive, for LHC’s survival if not his conscience] unexpected consequences?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      That is an interesting point. Something fun might happen leaving dead bodies in a Necromancers tower filled with death energy. He also probably absorbed their souls so I wonder if he would have the ability to bind their souls to their former bodies and use them that way. I know LHC as a person wouldn’t do that to his comrades, but it would be interesting if he could do that to some powerful demons. Half the recovered demon bodies are turned into medicinal ingredients and the other half soldiers!

      • kiran

        sounds a bit creepy.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Well it is necromancy. If its not creepy your probably not doing it right….

          • kiran

            yes. but LHC will never such a thing even to demons it is his character here.
            he even showed pity and feelings for yue (the collaborator from moon demon clan)

          • Jonathan Hurd

            True… there are certain steps I am sure LHC will not take. Honestly I am just waiting for a more in depth explanation on how Necromancy actually works. I mean considering how Fire Sensei acted you might be able to grant the souls you return a certain amount of freedom or they may naturally retain some of their personalities. If that is the case it could work less as slaves and more as partners. I mean for instance bringing back the souls of Dead Demon Hunters to take out their pent up rage out on the Demons who killed them seems fairly acceptable to me.

            Also when it comes to surviving we can’t always be picky about our methods. The demons really are just too much stronger than the humans. Even if it feels wrong to do it they are your mortal enemies coming to kill you and all those you care about… The humans are already using dead corpses for material for pills to increase their power. Resurrecting the corpses to fight seems to be just a more direct version of that, imo.

          • Robin

            I basically agree that we lack input on necromancy. But it was clearly stated that only powerhouses retain some of their personality and individual thoughts after being turned into skeletons.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            The soul remembers the skills and techniques but I think you could potentially get better results for that soul by giving it better body to work with. Kind of like how there are a lot of human powerhouses but to truly bring out their power they need appropriate equipment. With Flame Sensei his soul was bright red and Elux fused that with a normal Skeleton Knight with no special equipment. I would assume that if we put Flame Sensei’s soul into a stronger body than just a normal 6th step Skeleton Knight it could potentially lead to him being able to show his power even better. Not to mention equipping that body with some decent magic gear.

            The other part is that there are some pretty amazingly powerful Demons we have seen. The only problem would be that since their anatomy is fundamentally different than humans they might not be able to show all their power if given a human body. That is why I think they might be able to use some of the bodies of the fallen potentially and insert strong souls into them to increase the fighting power even more.

            Still until the Author tells us more about the freaking Necromancy all we can really do is theorize what could be cool…. T.T. He is such a tease. He introduces and makes LHC a necromancer but won’t even tell us what that means LHC can do now, lol. Have to admit I kind of want LHC to use Necromancy more than I want him to get a Spiritual Stove at this point.

          • Baem LN

            She’s one of his wives! What do you expect?

  • kiran

    does anyone know when the next chapter is going to be released.

    • Robin

      Today. Do you see the count for sponsored chapters above on the right side? If there are chapters sponsored, the next release will bei within 24 hours. If not, expect a standard chapter 2-3 days after the last release.

  • kiran

    What happened to LHC mother and father where r they and what is the painfull past LHC mother said? does anyone know please reply.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      We are currently lacking answers on both where LHC’s father and mother currently are and LHC’s mom’s past. From the conversations between high ranking knights in the Knight Temple they apparently have no clue where Xingyu ran off to after his fight with the Demon God Anan. All they really know is that Anan was heavily injured afterwards and Xingyu dropped off the radar.

      For the painful past we are still piecing that together from small hints, but still nothing truly solid exists. One big thing is that the Demon God Emperor when he looked at LHC, dressed as a maid, didn’t point him out and then muttered to himself that LHC looked the same as someone. Considering how LHC takes so much after his mom and that he was dressed as a girl I think we can safely say the person the Demon God Emperor was comparing him to is his mom. This means that the Demon God Emperor apparently has a connection to her. What that connection is? No clue. Some of us theorize that LHC’s mom is actually a Demon had a kid with Xingyu and ran away to hide from the Demon God Emperor in human territory the place that he is least likely to find her.

      The existence of Yue Ye as a half demon shows us that it is possible for LHC to be a half at least. The only thing that concerns me with LHC as a half demon is that Yue Ye still kept the foreign eye color. Even if we say he didn’t inherit that then we have to ask ourselves about his mom. While we have seen a lot of Demons who could pass for human for the most part they all had Eyes that would give them away. From the way Yue Ye and Leng Xiao acted as well wearing the contacts hurts so not sure how she could keep that up for years. Yue Ye has said that the Demon God Emperor does have a lot of concubines and some are human so LHC’s mom could of been one of those. Only the future will tell.

      For where LHC’s dad is I think its going to be a while before we get a solid answer to that. Xingyu told LHC that he could only search for them after he reaches 7th step and gets a Silver Foundation Armor which is still a ways into the future. We are however still guessing about the identity of the Mysterious Knight who Han Qian was talking to as everyone entered the Illusory Paradise and is keeping the Black Dragons Elite Captain in check. The kind of strength that would require is pretty huge and probably requires either being the Demon God Slayers Knight or a user of a Divine Throne in my estimation. For the Demon God Slayer’s Knight his main job is to keep the Demon God Emperor in check. If word got out that he was this far from his team bad things could potentially happen if the Demon God Emperor moves somewhere else. For the Divine Throne Users, from what I remember there are only three active Throne users. One is LHC’s dad, another is Yang Whenzhao’s Grandpa who needs to stay at the alliance head quarters since he is in charge of their defense, and last is currently unknown to us. So this mysterious guy could actually be LHC’s dad. I say this because when Han Qian questioned the mysterious person about why he was here Han Qian asked if it was because of LHC.

      Sorry that turned out a bit long but that basically summarizes the current theories and thoughts on the subject that I have seen.

  • kiran

    my guess is when LHC 21st general becomes commander grade then they will do a joint mission with 8th CG of Zhang Fangfang

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Zhang’s team is still GG as well. They couldn’t go up because 5th brother is stuck at the fifth step bottleneck and hasn’t broken through.

      I do like the idea of them going on a joint mission though that would be pretty cool. First all the members of LHC’s team have to become 6th step though. I think that if these spiritual stoves and all the fighting LHC’s team has been doing is not enough to help them go through the fifth step bottleneck then they will after probably pull it off after assisting Hao Yue evolve in his world.

      • Baem LN

        It is not compulsory for 8th GG DHS to upgrade their rank for doing a joint mission with a Commander Grade DHS if they can accept the ration of contribution point distribution.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Oh I know was just correcting Kiran’s 8th CG since they are the 8th GG. 5th Brother could potentially break through finally and they could upgrade Squad rank especially if LHC gives Zhang the contribution points bonus for discovering a new stove. Even if not I think them teaming up would be fun.

          Solidify another team as LHC’s subordinates, mwhahahaha. Then all LHC has to do is eventually win the 2nd and 3rd soldier grade squads and he basically has his own personal army of demon hunters. Add that to his own personal army from the people who love him in Southern Mountain pass and potentially a skeleton army. Watch out demons here comes the Super Christ!

    • Baem LN

      It is highly possible, at least for me! Having 2 priests for healing is a VERY,VERY GOOD thing! That wrecking ball user can just get stabbed and died for all I care!!!

      • kiran

        IF SIMA dies LHC demon hunt team wil he disbanded.

        • Baem LN

          Just take a new member to form a new team.

  • Majk

    Looks like next will be LHCs stove

  • ZaX

    Those spiritual stoves were practically made for them. Thanks for the chapter

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Kyle Pellicer

    What the hell does this mean, Error establishing a database connection.
    Because of this I can read 3 whole chapters 323-325

  • Shifte

    And it just so happens that every item they have come across is a perfect match for one of his team!!!