Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 323


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 323: A spiritual stove that had never appeared before (I)

Before their departure, Ling Xiao had given the ten Demon Hunters designated to enter the Illusory Paradise detailed information about their possible future encounters inside.

Generally speaking, the Illusory Paradise would be rather peaceful and they would just encounter the magical beasts guarding the spiritual stoves they’d find. However, some special circumstances could also appear. For instance, if the concentration of killing intent was too intense in the Illusory Paradise, it could very possibly cause changes to the surroundings.

The Illusory Paradise would produce approximately twenty spiritual stoves every single time, but before these spiritual stoves were truly absorbed, they would remain masterless objects. And that was to say, even if one had temporarily absorbed a spiritual stove, in case he died, the spiritual stove would regain its freedom.

Ling Xiao had told them about a story that had happened once, around three hundred years ago, when the Illusory Paradise had opened. At that time, differences had risen among the people from the Temple Alliance, and they had resulted in an intense battle. That time, a change had happened in the Illusory Paradise, and that change had started on the second day, ending with only two people who had returned alive.

Furthermore, Ling Xiao had told them sincerely that the best method of gaining a spiritual stove in the Illusory Paradise was rather to gain the approval from the magical beast acting as its guardian. This dependable method would also enable the humans inside to avoid infuriating the Illusory Paradise.

However, this time it didn’t end so peacefully. The demon’s slaughter was bound to enrage the Illusory Paradise. Perhaps the spiritual stoves they already gained were not few, but in case a change appeared on the second day, only those possessing Illusory Gems like Long Haochen or Cai’er would be able to leave prior to the end of the period of three days.

Long Haochen gathered his comrades, including Zhang Fangfang, and talked with them about the possible changes Ling Xiao had told them about.

“Since the situation is like this, I estimate that the Illusory Paradise will very likely show some changes. In case this happens, we will also face an incredible crisis. Since we have already obtained four spiritual stoves, if we leave this place now, it can be considered a fruitful trip. But in case we stay, we will very possibly be unable to leave even if we want to do so later. We will have to wait for the end of the three day period to leave. Should we leave or stay? Decide, everyone.”

“Of course we should stay. This is an opportunity that arises only once a century! Who would not be willing to take a risk to gain some more spiritual stoves?” Lin Xin said without any hesitation.

Sima Xian twitched his mouth, saying with disdain, “What a miser you are! However, I also think we should stay.”

Everyone from the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad soon came to the same decision. They wanted to stay.

In the end, everyone finally looked at Zhang Fangfang, who declared with a smile, “Since you all have decided to stay, I will very possibly be able to obtain a spiritual stove, so I am naturally willing to risk my life with your noble group. Although I feel that staying is a dangerous choice.”

Zhang Fangfang’s greatest quality was his sincerity. Long Haochen could feel that he was a straightforward person and spoke from the deepest parts of his heart, thus he had acknowledged him since long before.

That’s right, choosing to stay was undoubtedly quite dangerous. But Long Haochen was also inclined to make this choice, and it was for a simple reason, they had a way out.

It wasn’t the Illusory Gem, but the Tower of Eternity. As long as Long Haochen was given enough time, he would be able to take his comrades covertly inside the Tower of Eternity to get them to survive in case of excessive danger. By the end of their time in the Illusory Paradise, he would just have to come back with Cai’er to leave for the exit.

For this reason, no matter what kind of danger they met, they would have a way out.

Slightly pondering, Long Haochen took out his Illusory Gem, handing it to Zhang Fangfang

“Brother Zhang, we can at least be considered good friends. You are above us all in standards, but didn’t take account of our former enmity and even assisted me several times. Take this, it is an Illusory Gem. In case you encounter a danger you are unable to resist, no matter in which state the Illusory Paradise is, you can get transported back by relying on this Illusory Gem, getting away from the danger.”

Zhang Fangfang showed some surprise, “Something like this exists? You’re giving it to me, but isn’t it of use to you too?”

Long Haochen smiled calmly, “Although Brother Zhang didn’t say it out loud, I know that you have some doubts deep inside why my team is here with me. However, this is the secret of my team, and I cannot tell you about it. But what I can tell you is that since I managed to bring them here, I can bring them out as well. Be at ease, this Illusory Gem is something you have to take. It can be used to save your life at the most crucial time.”

Zhang Fangfang muttered to himself irresolutely, “Okay, then I won’t be overly modest.”

Then, he took the Illusory Gem with alacrity.

After they finished eating their rations and started to rest, unfortunately, a change happened in the whole Illusory Paradise.

The surroundings flickered as it seemed that the fog covering the boundless forest became thicker, until condensing into dots of light spreading in all directions. Slowly, the Illusory Paradise’s illusory feel was replaced by a sense of reality, and the life energy became stronger from that. However, a somber and desolate atmosphere arose.

Daybreak.

When the first signs of the morning light started to show, Long Haochen jumped up with alarm.

Before starting to rest, they had planned for everyone to take turns to hold vigil, and the one currently keeping watch was Lin Xin. However, he was currently staring up, as if looking at an inconceivable sight.

His sound of alarm had immediately woken up everyone, who stared at him, unable to hide their absolute shock.

Their shock was due to the changes in the sky. There, they saw a dense multi-colored cloud float, encircled by a soft fluctuating energy. This dazzling magic cloud was very moving, and from its core, a colored luster slowly dropped down.

Even the radiance of the sun became softer because of that magic cloud. And all the life energy inside the Illusory Paradise seemed to rotate around it.

“Is that… a spiritual stove?” Zhang Fangfang cried out in astonishment.

In the midst of that magic cloud was a glint of light that appeared even larger than those released by the other twenty spiritual stoves they had seen the day before. And from this, it could be seen how abnormal this spiritual stove was compared to others.

Unconsciously, all looks focused on Long Haochen. The most knowledgeable in the group regarding spiritual stoves was him.

However, all they saw was a bitter smile from Long Haochen, “I don’t know about this spiritual stove either. Out of everything my father had told me about spiritual stoves, there was nothing like this. If this is really a spiritual stove, then there can only be one explanation. This could be one that has never appeared in the continent before, a brand new spiritual stove.”

Shock was reflected on all faces. They were in fact all Demon Hunters, and remembered as such an unbound rule in the Demon Hunt Mission Tower.The feat of discovering a new type of spiritual stove that had never appeared before alone would be rewarded with a hundred thousand contribution points.

From its first issuing to now, this mission had only been completed five times, and this was a mission that had existed since the very beginning, going on from generation to generation.

No one would know about the power of a completely new and unknown spiritual stove, but since it appeared in the Illusory Paradise, and moreover by its own, how could this multicolored spiritual stove possibly be weak?

“What are we still waiting for? Let’s head out!” Chen Ying’er said with excitement and full of impatience.

“No, wait.” Long Haochen stopped the others that had started to get restless, “Don’t you find this very strange?”

“Mh?” Everyone looked at him.

Han Yu said with a serious tone, “It appears very strange indeed . Yesterday, Captain told us that some change would very possibly appear in the Illusory Paradise, and today, such a mystical scene appeared in front of us. Perhaps this is really a spiritual stove, but it may also be an enormous trap to lure us.”

Zhang Fangfang nodded in response, “I agree. How could we be attracted to fight each other without a sufficient enticement? Even if the Illusory Paradise didn’t set any traps, this multi-colored spiritual stove moving so slowly in the sky, with its location being in full sight, we will not only meet our allies there, but also some demons for sure. Haochen, what’s your opinion about that? ”

Long Haochen looked at the multicolored brilliance moving slowly down from the sky. After pondering shortly, he declared, “Going there is unavoidable, even if it’s only to save our fellow comrades who came here with us. However, I need to warn everyone once again, if you run across some powerful magical beast, no one is allowed to attack it. Even if they take the initiative to attack us, we have to stay on the defensive. This is an important directive, that no one can ignore. Otherwise, it will very possibly waste all our previous efforts.”

Hearing the serious tone of Long Haochen, the others nodded in succession, expressing their approval.

After a short time of pondering, Long Haochen had Zhang Fangfang and Han Yu stay together, handling the defense in the rear, while the rest of the formation didn’t change. Under his lead, everyone headed directly in the direction of that multicolored mass descending to the ground.

After advancing for less than a hundred meters, Long Haochen suddenly stopped in his tracks, “Has anyone found traces of those colored patches of fog? They seem to have disappeared.”

Everyone looked around and indeed, the very peculiar shining patches of fog glowing in all colors had all disappeared. The surroundings only looked like a huge ordinary forest with a rich vegetation and nothing more.

Long Haochen declared in a deep voice, “It looks like we weren’t mistaken, a change is really happening in the Illusory Paradise.”

“Boss, what should we do?” Sima Xian asked.

Long Haochen lifted his hand, handing Bright Discipline to Han Yu behind him, as he took out the Glorious Holy Shield for himself, “We still have to advance. Don’t forget what I said before, no one is allowed to attack the magical beasts.”

Cai’er followed behind Long Haochen all along, observing his confident lead with a gentle look. As expected, her intelligence and her perception were no lower than Long Haochen’s. However, she just willingly acted as support for him. She wouldn’t meddle in his decision unless Long Haochen was doing a fundamental mistake in his lead. Trust was after all built during this kind of difficult experiences.

This was a perfect example of something appearing to be seemingly close, while actually being very far away. In truth, they travelled for a whole hour in pursuit of this multicolored cloud, but were still unable to discern traces of the pieces of light falling into the forest.


  • Care

    Yay. Thank you!!!!!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Baem LN

    Thanks for the chapter. This sentence sounds a bit weird to me : His {sound of alarm} had immediately woken up everyone, who stared at him, unable to hide their absolute shock.

    Can {sound of alarm} change into something better like {He sounded off alarm which immediately woken up everyone}? Or is it really the style of writing a novel for this kind of chain words to be used?

    • Lance

      *immediately woke everyone up. (edit for clarity: “had woken” vs “woke”. I used a different tense which may or may not be better, both work, but “had immediately woke…” would be wrong and I didn’t make that clear)

      I think “sound of alarm” might be referring to his noise though, like “Ahh!” or a scream. Sounding off an alarm would make sense if they had a bell or siren. Not sure of the context, but I read it as “His [sudden noise from shock] woke everyone up”

      • Robin

        “His sound of alarm” refers to the sound he made after being alarmed by the changes in the Illusory Paradise. The word order should be correct. As Lance said, it refers to the noise he made, which stirred the others.

        I chose past perfect because we clearly have a sequence of actions. The sound had woken the others, and after they are awake, they stared at him.

        • Baem LN

          Noted!

  • icicle

    thanks for the chapter XD

  • Anto Wibowo

    Will LHC receive a new spiritual stove after all…
    Thank you for the chapter!

    • Psyside

      Ofcourse. What i think will happen is Zhang Fangfang will use that pill LHC gave him. So LHC will end up geting the stove.
      The author did give that pill out for a reason.For it to be used

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I agree Zhang is probably going to end up having to use the pill to escape. LHC’s team still has a second pill. I wonder if they will end up giving that to Yue Ye or a left over human.

        LHC is so getting this new stove. He is basically the only person that Mother Nature actually likes right now. I don’t care how powerful Ab’Hao is right now he and the rest of the demons have really pissed mother nature off too much.

        • Luke Confidential

          What I’m really digging is all this social capital LHC is building up. He’s damned near converted Zhang into a follower, and Mother Nature’s definitely got a favorite son.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Lol. Hes got his fingers in Demon Social Hiearchy, Human government, and even mother nature…. The stage is being set… for WORLD DOMINATION MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

          • Allstarall

            With kindness. World domination by kindness. Taking the demons by supporting a demon princess, humans by being on a top team and a son, earth by being nice, the old world by apprenticeship, and the plane of the root of demon by his animal companion.

        • Psyside

          Oh good idea but instead of Yue yue i think its the other demon girl. The path of waifu has to start someware

          • Baem LN

            Yue Ye is far better than a hot-headed girl! I even think that Yue Ye deserves LHC better than Cai’er.

          • Psyside

            m8 Yue yue is the gracefull one. And this one is the Tsundere

          • Baem LN

            Half-demon should stay with another half-demon. We can say that LHC is not purely human at this point.

          • Psyside

            If he was half demon his afinity for light would be lower. And also the tsundere is a half demon aswell

          • Baem LN

            Not really since it would be up to Heavens above to give him the degree of affinity for light.

          • Psyside

            If you have Half afinity for dark doesnt matter how much light is pumped into you you cant be pure light

          • Baem LN

            Then should I say that LHC is a quarter-demon since her mother most probably a half-demon and his father is pure human? The reason for his mother being a half-demon is that I personally think she is one of DGE’s daughter. Thousands of concubines, humans included; should have few daughters from them, no?

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro and kind Christian B.

  • Renegade

    Sounds like a fierce battle of all survivors is about to start. Can’t wait to see what happens.

    Zhang seems very powerful but now that he has illusory gem, I wonder if LHC will command him to check out if battle gets to dangerous.

    Thank you Christian.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Seems highly possible. I think what might end up happening is the demons will piss mother nature off so badly that they will be forced to work together with the remaining humans just to survive to see the end. LHC’s side will definitely have the advantage if that is the case since he has been specifically working to not piss Mother Nature off and the demons have been agitating the crap out of her.

      • Baem LN

        Not really. In my opinion, demons will clump together to get the new stove and humans (lead by LHC) shall protect the new stove with the cooperation of a/some magical beast/s. Then, LHC shall most definitely absorbs that stove and claims that CP. HAHAHAHAHA!

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I feel like he might eventually end up joining forces with Yue Ye since they still have that bomb in her chest. It would be fun to see Ah’Bao have to team up with LHC, but yeah not sure the Illusory Paradise will attack LHC’s group after his efforts.

          I am honestly hoping more demons die. The fact that we have 5 dead humans to 1 dead demon is making me a bit sad. Go Mother Nature kill them all!

          I am still hoping that when LHC leaves for his final trial he meets the Nature Goddess herself. That would be pretty interesting.

          • Baem LN

            That’s why LHC and the gang must be on Mother Nature’s side. They can do heal spamming on the beasts like what LHC did to the gorilla since they know they can’t win against the demons if the demons clumped together.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            True dat. I am some what worried that if Mother Nature becomes too upset she may start attacking indiscriminately. I’m pretty sure LHC will not attack but he may be forced to run away.

          • Baem LN

            A Scion of Light = Son of Mother Nature! No mother in this world, animals or humans, shall harm her child.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            That just makes me think of LHC going native in the place. Casting off his clothes and living in the forest with the magical beasts…. I think it would be strange but adorable weirdly enough.

          • Baem LN

            That is really funny to imagine. Yue Ye and Cai’er will get nosebleed to death!

          • Robin

            Haha, this is really too funny!
            I doubt that all the demons die. Yue Ye will for sure survive, even if Haochen has to ask the Paradise for mercy. And I think the dragon girl with her possibly too. We have not learnt much about her and it would burn an interesting character before its due time. As for Ah’bao, he is the first really challenging opponent of Haochen close to the DGE but more in his area of strength at the moment. I think he will survive as well to serve as a stepping stone to test Haochen’s power and intensify his relationship with the DGE’s family.
            Wouldn’t it be cool if Ah’bao would owe him a favor?

          • Baem LN

            If Yue Ye dies, I will throw this story to trash!!!

          • Jonathan Hurd

            That is also really funny to imagine, Lol. Wonder where Hao Yue ends up in that.

          • Robin

            Of course instead of Tarzans ape friends. He already has the big gorilla, but still, the child of nature needs his exclusive companion. 😉

          • Jonathan Hurd

            God now I’m just imagining LHC grunting between words. “Grunt, LHC grunt, friend of nature, grunt…” “Come Hao Yue grunt, let us forage, grunt!”

  • Stephen_H

    This sounds like it is gonna turn out into a great battle royale, I wonder how many unbound stoves are left. I would try to round up those before trying to go after this new stove since everyone else would be going after this new stove. I am also wondering if the Illusionary paradise will “allow” LHC team to escape with the half bound stoves if they try to escape using the Tower.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I think they might have to abandon the stoves if they want to leave in an unofficial way. To be fair though what good are these treasures if you’re dead.

      A problem with seeking out unbound Stoves is that they have no clue where they would find them and what direction they would be in. Better to go to the main attraction and potentially try jumping the demons side if there is a lone member and killing that guy to steal their partially bound stove.

      The other thing is that the Illusory Paradise is getting increasingly hostile to everyone so as LHC said they should probably head to the center and try to pick up any of the two remaining alive humans. That will probably increase their chances of survival the most considering soon probably no place in the Illusory Paradise will be safe.

  • kiran

    324 preview has LHC GROUP attacked by unknown creature. i hope it is the ape from before coming to greet them and join force with them

  • ZaX

    Looks a huge battle is inevitable. Thanks for the chapter

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter