Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 324

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 324: A spiritual stove that had never appeared before (II)

However, the surrounding changes were very visible. They clearly sensed that the atmosphere became gradually more solemn, and at the same time, the life energy didn’t seem as soft as before.


A deep and low thundering sound echoed in front of them, and suddenly, an immense figure rushed straight at Long Haochen.

This figure jumped from a tree above, and appeared so suddenly that even with his superior senses, Long Haochen didn’t notice its presence in advance.

“Don’t move, everyone!” Stepping forward, Long Haochen took out the Glorious Holy Shield, holding it vertically.

With a loud bang, Long Haochen’s body was propelled backwards, and both of his feet left deep marks on the ground. However, that massive black silhouette bounced back as well, landing nearby.

The intense light released from the technique Bright Vengence shone brightly on Long Haochen’s figure, as he, without any intent to attack, recovered Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light from his other hand.

“Don’t worry, my friend.” Long Haochen did the best to let his own voice sound the gentlest possible, as he looked at that three meters tall figure.

This was actually the first magical beast they had encountered before, the massive gorilla.

The gorilla clearly had a look filled with ill intent, but staring at Long Haochen, he let out an appeased roar.

The Light Elemental Fairy Yating flew up to him, whispering something in the gorilla’s ears.

Long Haochen didn’t understand the beast language, but Yating understood his words. Thus, he immediately told her, “Yating, tell this friend that we don’t have any evil intent. We only felt the changes on the Illusory Paradise, and believed that our comrades could be in danger, thus came here to help.”

Yating rapidly translated Long Haochen’s words to the gorilla, who slowly walked in front of Long Haochen, doing a thumbs up gesture like the last time.

Long Haochen didn’t have any hesitation to push his own hand against his finger, showing an honest expression.

He vaguely understood that the gorilla was able to sense the intentions in it’s enemies’ hearts through some method.

Long Haochen truly didn’t have any evil intent, and being the innately kind-hearted Scion of Light, he was purely filled with clean thoughts, to the point that probably no one among all humans could compare to him in that regard. A short time later, the loathing and angered look in the gorilla’s eyes vanished gradually, as he nodded in Long Haochen’s direction before heading back to the depths of the forest.

Yating immediately transmitted to Long Haochen the message to follow him.

Under Long Haochen’s lead, everyone rapidly followed the gorilla, heading in the dense forest.

After walking for less than a hundred meters, they saw some formidable magical beasts with visibly irascible looks, who immediately showed aggressive reactions upon seeing Long Haochen’s group of outsiders.

It was a chance that they had that gorilla to lead the way. With a low bellow of his, all the hostility towards Long Haochen vanished.

Looking at the magical beasts around him, Long Haochen noticed to his astonishment that these magical beasts were all around the seventh or the eighth rank in strength. There weren’t any especially powerful existences among them, but their strength resided in their quantity, as they were close to twenty in number. On top of that, these magical beasts were advancing in the same direction as them, towards the multicolored shiny cloud.

Looking at Long Haochen, Zhang Fangfang couldn’t help but be filled with respect. The experience they had right before vindicated Long Haochen’s choice. What had astounded him the most was that Long Haochen had actually established a peaceful relationship with those extremely fierce magical beasts, and clearly obtained their acknowledgement. No matter what, this was something he couldn’t even have thought of.

In truth, this was the first time someone obtained the true acknowledgement of the magical beasts from the Illusory Paradise like Long Haochen did. The process of how he achieved this was however actually pretty simple; first, he made the right choice to treat the magical beasts as well as the environment in the Illusory Paradise with respect, never committing any destructive act. This way, he at least hadn’t roused any ill will from the magical beasts. As for the second point why he had gained its acknowledgement, it was simply due to the physique Long Haochen had as the Scion of Light.

What was acknowledged by the Illusory Paradise was not simply the status as Scion of Light possessed by Long Haochen, but the status as Scion of Nature which was extremely rarely seen, and enabled the bearer to reach the utmost level of harmony with nature.

Undoubtedly, the existence of a Scion of Nature was even less probable than that of a Scion of Light, but it didn’t mean that it hadn’t appeared before. The previous Scion of Nature to appear was the founder of the Illusory Paradise, the goddess of nature. Thus, she should be called Daughter of Nature.

Following possessors of a physique such as that of the Scion of Nature, the next ones to follow in the ranking would be the two most related to the energy of life, water and light. Those were even above the wood and earth element in importance. As the Scion of Light, Long Haochen naturally showed concern towards the Illusory Paradise, and the test given to him by the gorilla was a test the Illusory Paradise itself gave to him. After passing it by relying on his sincere nature, he had gained the acknowledgement of the Illusory Paradise and all its inhabitants. Since they managed to blend with the inhabitants of the Illusory Paradise, this implied that the rather weak group of Long Haochen gained the support of the Illusory Paradise.

This thought didn’t cause Long Haochen to relax. It instead increased his worries towards the rules of the Illusory Paradise even further.

After a day of contact, he discovered that although the Illusory Paradise restricted the strength of its visitors, it also restricted the strength of the residents in the same way. Otherwise, given the massive life spiritual energy in the Illusory Paradise, how could it be that no magical beast had reached the ninth or the tenth step?

Although these magical beasts weren’t few in quantity, could they really resist a group as strong as Ah’Bao’s?

Long Haochen had personally experienced the formidable strength of Ah’Bao, and clearly understood that he had only managed to injure Ah’Bao because of the element of surprise. But in an open one against one battle, Long Haochen actually wouldn’t stand a chance against Ah’Bao.

It could be said that because of their own secrets, Ah’Bao’s strength was in fact not that strongly restricted by the rules of the Illusory Paradise. With the addition of Long Haochen’s squad, perhaps they could resist them as a group, but if the demons were determined to attack the magical beasts’ ranks to get the multicolored spiritual stove, it would be a hard task to defend themselves.

Under the lead of the gorilla, they gradually penetrated into the denser jungle, and less than half an hour after their entrance, strong fluctuations of spiritual energy already affected Long Haochen’s senses. The battle had started, and it felt extremely intense. However, the most critical part was that he sensed no other existence except from those of darkness and life spiritual energy.

Long Haochen clearly understood what this implied. It most likely meant that from the original Alliance group, only Cai’er, Zhang Fangfang and he himself were still alive.

The darkness energy unmistakably belonged to the demons, and no matter which element the magical beasts of the Illusory Paradise had, they all possessed a strong amount of life energy. With the support of the Illusory Paradise, Long Haochen’s judgement couldn’t be mistaken.

After passing through a large forest of shrubs, the battlefield appeared in front of them.

It was set on a little hill, surrounded by hundreds of magical beasts. The most surprising thing was that these magical beasts were absolutely not frantic, but instead appeared very organised. They didn’t even produced the slightest sound or superfluous noise of rage.

On the other side was naturally the demon group. Ah’Bao appeared once again in Long Haochen’s line of sight, his injury already healed. Even the demon that the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad had heavily injured, had recovered as well. After a simple count, the total number of demons present was nine.

That was to say that with the exception of the fiend, who had used the blue flames and had been killed by Long Haochen’s group, the demons didn’t suffer any losses even after the past day of trial. And, they all had assimilated spiritual stoves.

“So everyone else is dead without exception?” Behind him, Zhang Fangfang revealed a bitter smile. In fact, this time, there had been a lot of captains from commander grade Demon Hunt Squad among the Alliance’s group. The death of seven of them would be a severe blow to the Demon Hunt Squads.

The present situation was very clear. The objective of Ah’Bao’s group was to reach the hundred meters tall hill, and the magical beasts bravely blocked their way forward. The battle was extremely fierce, and although the magical beasts couldn’t compare to the demons in individual strength, their coordination was extremely good. They were neatly organized and surrounded the demons from all sides. Their cooperation was the determining factor in blocking the demons’ way.

The gorilla let out a furious roar, looking back at Long Haochen’s group before rushing to the hill.

Long Haochen and his comrades followed with haste. Because the gorilla was opening the way, roaring lowly, the magical beasts battling the demons didn’t block their way.

As they appeared, Long Haochen’s group naturally attracted Ah’Bao’s attention. Seeing them, he actually went straight for the mountain. Determination filled Ah’Bao’s eyes. Transforming his arms into a pair of dragon claws, he tore a magical beast to shreds, leading the other eight to charge at great speed.

Right at that time, a resonant sound was clearly heard on these hills, and the attacks from the magical beasts instantly became a lot fiercer. With united strength they forcibly drove the demons back to their original place.

On the top of the hill, a six or seven years old looking girl emerged. Shehad a cute jade-like appearance. Her skin looked fair, and her most noticeable trait was her baby-face. Her long light blue hair was braided into twintails, and with a slight movement of her hand, she pointed her tender finger downwards. As she spoke, her voice sounded quite frail.

She’s commanding the magical beasts? Long Haochen looked at this young lady with shock, following the gorilla to the peak of the mountain.

The smell of life energy was even more vigorous here, and came with an exuberant feel. That beautiful young lady’s face was however filled with anger, and her big dark green eyes were filled with great determination.

  • Belkar

    Thank you!

  • Luke Confidential

    “Greetings, Light Brother. Long have I waited for another Scion of Nature to share this wonderful world with.”

    EDIT: Sooo, who else is looking forward to Zhang’s reaction to hearing that LHC is the Scion of Light?

    • RyokoZero

      I am… She kind of busted him right out there. Zhang must die now. No one can know LHCs secrets…

      • felix

        To be honest, the “so everyone else is dead” part already seemed like a death flag for him.

        • Robin

          Noooo, I like him. And he has the escape gem so he will survive, although possibly without a spiritual stove.

          • felix

            I like him too. He’s like LHC only with out the OPness parts.

          • Robin

            A little, yes. He is also so damn good natured.

          • Luke Confidential

            And he’s one of LHC’s followers now. LHC has two unofficially subordinate Demon Hunt Squads.

          • Robin

            Yeah, they can’t simply destroy one of his power bases. 🙂
            And remember, 7 humans died in the Illusory Paradise. 7 members of DHS’s, which are now broken. The Alliance can’t loose another.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I think in this case the Alliance might be forced to redistribute the members of these squads to make new ones since losing 7 squads at once would be too big a blow. Still hurts like hell to lose so many captains and powerhouses though.

            Also Zhang is making it through this damnit! We have lost enough humans time for some more demons to die!

          • Luke Confidential

            On the plus side, if Zhang is the only human witness [aside from LHC’s team] Necromancy just became far more plausible as an equalizer.

          • Robin

            Well, with all due respect to your necromancy fanatism, with all of the Illusory Paradise and mother nature in battle mode, do you really think it would be necessary to resort to necromancy? 😉

          • Renegade

            You guys really think he will use the divine tool/necromancy to take down the Ah’Bao?

          • Robin

            Highly unlikely. Especially in a surrounding dominated by nature. I guess even holy necromancy doesn’t match well with mother nature’s life energy.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I don’t know if the Illusory Paradise really rejects the death energy. From the description when LHC opened the portal to the Tower of Eternity it said the portal was like a part of the Illusory Paradise. So I don’t think Nature is as rejecting of Necromancy and death energy as we might assume.

            To me personally I think if it was just Ah’Bao against LHC’s team and the magical beasts I would say sure they have a decent chance of at least holding him back. Since in that case LHC could go full defensive and taunt with everyone else wailing on Ah’Bao. Sadly against 9 demons of such high strength I think we are going to need Necromancy since LHC can’t fuse with Hao Yue here.

          • guy smiley

            I’d guess he won’t, because what would he use Necromancy on, besides the bodies of the spirit beasts? And he’s already made clear that he wants to pay respects with proper burials and such, so that will not happen.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To me I think Necromancy might be able to make its own skeletons. The tower of Eternity seemed like it was able to just create them at will when LHC does trials with no sign of corpses. The only thing the Tower required was Soul Energy apparently to run so that might be what is needed for skeletons generation.

            The other thing is if I remember correctly back to when LHC went to Hao Yue’s world and fought that Litch. The Litch had an entire army of mindless skeletons at his command, but when he died they all disappeared. Could mean they were created from his magic to me. Could also mean that they were old and without magic nothing was left to keep them together…., but still possible until we find out some of what LHC’s necromancy spells are.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Specters wouldn’t require a corpse and would be excellent for this type of situation. Mix their attacks with the Magical beasts and it will be like the Demons are facing better versions of the invisible demon clan.

        • Psyside

          Remember LHC gave him the pill to fast exit

      • Kaarme

        I’d find it hard to believe Zhang would spread the information. He was saved and was even given the precious escape gem by Haochen. What manner of a scumbag would he need to be to betray Haochen? More likely he would feel honoured to carry and share the secret. After all, he does know it’s a secret since nobody seemed to know and Haochen never paraded around self-importantly boasting his nature.

    • Renegade

      LMAO!!! LHC Busted! Hopefully the Ah’Bao didn’t hear that.

  • Muzik Saint

    Noooooooooooo, damn that cliff hanger!!! Thank you sponsors and totobro!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Thanks for the chapter!

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • guy smiley

    So, was this chapter explicitly stating our MC is dual wielding citizenship in light and nature? (stupidly phrased question, I know) It seemed kinda ambiguous to me, like it might have also just meant that he’s similar to scion of nature, not that he is one.

    • No, it’s more like, as the Scion of Light, he’s the closest existence to the Scion of Nature.
      It’s a bit like the similarity between milk chocolate and dark chocolate.

      • Robin

        I like the chocolate reference. ^^

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Ditto, but that does make me crave chocolate….

      • guy smiley

        Ok yeah, that’s also what I thought.

  • Jot •_•v

    I should’ve not read the next chapter preview I almost died falling from the cliff lol

    Anyway, loli companion get!

    • Should I lengthen it?

      • Jot •_•v

        nah it’s good.

        *in small voice* although I don’t mind a double release. 🙂

        • Aw, sorry, this would be a bit too much for me as I am currently not in a holiday period.

          But I’ll keep in mind that this is what you want, sorry that I cannot satisfy this request for the moment though~.

          • Jot •_•v

            it’s alright because I know you’re busy. Let’s just say I’m just secretly wishing for it 😉 As long as I can be sure to anticipate that I will be reading the next chapter soon then it’s okay.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • normal guy

    loli spotted !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jonathan Hurd

      The potential Harem is strong in this one, lol.

  • Luke Confidential

    It occurs to me. With every other Demon Hunter aside from Zhang [who is clearly falling into alignment under Haochen’s influence] dead, this is an excellent opportunity to bust out some necromancy without risk of having human witnesses who would talk.

    • Allstarall

      Being a Necromancer, the place of all things holy and filled with life… What a great idea!

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Its not really a holy place its more a natural one and the place didn’t seem to really reject the death energy when LHC activated the towers Teleport. LHC’s necromancy is based on the Light Element so there doesn’t seem to be a reason element wise why it would reject that part. Also Nature not only encompasses life but also death. Add to this that he is currently talking to the ruler he can possibly negotiate this with her.

        Honestly I think Necromancy might be LHC’s only edge right here and this is probably the perfect situation to use it. LHC and his team power wise cannot come anywhere close to the demons. The advantage he has though is that he can massively replenish his energy here and the demons would struggle.

        Therefore it makes sense to turn this into a battle of attrition rather than a frontal battle. If LHC keeps making waves of skeletons and sends them at the demons along with the animals. This would make it so the demons are constantly bombarded. Add in how easy it is for LHC to regain Spiritual Energy and that he doesn’t have to actively participate versus the demons it would cost the demons way more than it would LHC.

        Then LHC’s teammates could look for any holes in the Demons Defenses and take out anyone they can. Sure they might not be able to stop Ah’Bao like this but if they can reduce the demons numbers and force them to worry about their comrades this will greatly reduce the demons fighting potential and put them on the defensive. The other advantage is the demons have to worry about all angles but LHC’s team can focus on one enemy at a time and then retreat after attacking covered by the magical beasts and skeletons.

        I think what could happen is LHC stands with the Child of Nature and leads his skeletons with her leading her beasts. Then Zhang takes on the role of main Guardian Knight for LHC’s team and they harass.

        • Kaarme

          Waves of skeletons? Where is he supposed to get the bones for them? I don’t think the goddess of nature would like Haochen turning the fallen magical beast corpses into zombies and skeletons.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Honestly I have no clue just yet how his Necromancy actually works. I will say though that the Tower of Eternity seemed to generate its skeleton warriors out of thin air. They might have been created from a combination of the Soul Energy collected and probably spirit power. Also add in how uniform all of Elux’s starting skeletons are. Same build, equipment, techniques, and Holy Spiritual Energy seems unlikely to get such carbon copies from actual bodies with no differences. It would also such pretty hard if the only way LHC could use Necromancy is if he finds some dead bodies ready for him. Admittedly not the hardest thing on a battlefield, but would make one wonder how you would fight before watching your friends start dying.

            I would say even if LHC can’t make Skeletons Elux should have given him some decent spells to try and throw at these demons. Even adding LHC’s whole team together and the magical beasts it doesn’t seem like he could stop Ah’Bao alone much less him together with the other 8 demons. So something drastic is about to happen, imo.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Just remembered something. There were three types of Undead enemies LHC fought during the test. The Skeleton Foot Soldiers, the mounted Skele’s, and finally Specters. Specters definitely don’t require a corpse since they have no physical form. Hell they would work even better in this situation. Get a few of those poking at the demons and flanking and the demons are in for a real headache.

      • Luke Confidential

        He’s a Holy Necromancer.

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  • DokiDokiSenpai ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

    how could it be that no magical beast had reached the ninth or the tenth step?

    10th step D: waaa ???


    • Jonathan Hurd

      I think Toto meant rank instead of step so it would a 9th or 10th rank magical beast the equivalent of a 8th or 9th step human practitioners level.

      Don’t think mount is coming in this one, but on the bright side that means LHC can’t use that to break his way out of this one. We may finally have necromancy wooh!

      • Robin

        Yeah, sorry. This should be rank.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          No worries, keep up the good work.

          • Robin

            Will do. 😉

      • Renegade

        When all say necromancy. Are you all thinking he will use some of his powers? Any idea on what skills they are?

        • Jonathan Hurd

          If you ask me the skills will probably involve summoning things close to what LHC fought in the tower. So skeletons in the variety of Mounted and foot soldier or the Specters. Other than that maybe an advanced Skeleton like Flame Sensei, but I think that might be a little beyond LHC’s current abilities.

          • Luke Confidential

            All quite plausible. Though given the circumstances [with an army of beasts to support] part of me would rather see him bust out Necromantic Debuffs on the demons.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Kind of like Diablo 2 curses? That could be rather fun to watch. The author also has used debuff and buff effects in CC so not completely out of the question. I still want Skeleton Leader LHC, :D.

  • ZaX

    Daughter of nature makes her appearance? Thanks for the chapter

  • Baem LN

    the new chapter should be out today,right?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Today or tomorrow I believe since it is standard and that would follow the 2-3 day condition.

  • Luke Confidential

    What a horrible time for the sponsored chapters to run dry lol.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Times like this I wish I had more disposable income, lol.

      • Baem LN

        Me too…

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!