Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 326


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 326: Prophecy (I)

Just when Long Haochen was deeply pondering, a change appeared on the battlefield below.

Completely suppressed by the magical beasts, the strength of the nine demons suddenly weakened, and the magical beasts attacking them suddenly pulled back.

There was a simple reason for the sudden decrease in the strength of their attacks. Ah’Bao suddenly showed signs of withdrawing, placing himself in the midst of his allies. His body was covered by an orange glint, and it looked as if the demon, who had been wounded by the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad, was telling him something at the same time. His expression was as indifferent as before, but the orange spell was visibly not as peaceful.

“Be careful, they are most likely preparing something.” Long Haochen told the nearby Ye Xiaolei in a low voice.

“Yeah.” Ye Xiaolei gave a calm reply, but her expression immediately became extremely serious. Although nothing had happened yet, she also felt something was amiss.

Even from such a distance, Long Haochen could faintly feel that the energy surrounding Ah’Bao felt just like that of someone about to use a forbidden spell. That orange demon’s spell seemed to resist its activation, as if it wanted to reverse the situation on the battlefield. But at that time, signs of dispute seemed to appear between the two demons.

This is abnormal! If Ah’Bao is the prince of the Devil Dragons, would his words really get refuted? Unless…

“Be careful, they are probably trying to break the restrictions of the Illusory Paradise.” Long Haochen said hastily.

Right at that time, that demon mage was finally persuaded by Ah’Bao, returning its attention back to the battle. Now, an orange radiance was released from their bodies.

That orange color wasn’t really intense, but it was strong enough to give a strange feeling. The breath of life seemed to freeze fazed by the appearance of that orange color. More astonishing, this radiance looked like its strength didn’t exceed the ten thousand units of spiritual energy.

How could this happen?

Both Long Haochen and Ye Xiaolei seemed at a loss. They had felt the pressure of this orange radiance before, but how was it that it still remained within the scope of the restriction?

Zhang Fangfang suddenly said, “A Star Demon! That person is probably a Star Demon. Be careful, he is using the Technique of Great Prophecy.”

Hearing the words Great Prophecy, huge changes immediately appeared on Long Haochen’s face. The Technique of Great Prophecy was a powerful magic specific to the Star Clan, which only the Star Demon God’s direct lineage was able to use. It came with a compensation so high that even the Star Demon God himself had to pay with a part of his life essence to use it. But without the support from the Demon God Pillar, using the Technique of Great Prophecy would cost the user his life.

The Technique of Great Prophecy didn’t really belong to the magic category, but couldn’t really be rated otherwise either. It could instead be called a godly technique. Would the use of this technique enable him to avoid breaking the rules of this place?

Right at that time, Ye Xiaolei suddenly shivered at Long Haochen’s side. Immediately afterwards, the multicolored glow from her became more intense, and a tyrannical breath of life was emitted from her, spreading in every direction. At that time, Long Haochen’s group of eight noticed with astonishment that their own spiritual energy was instantly strengthened.

This wasn’t a simple restoration of spiritual energy, but their spiritual energy was just increasing in the same way as if they were cultivating.

Long Haochen, Cai’er and Zhang Fangfang were better off, and the three of them felt with a nice surprise an increase of their own strength at a rate of ten units of spiritual energy per second. In a few seconds, their spiritual energy had already risen hundreds of units.

But the other five felt totally different.

Lin Xin, Wang Yuanyuan, Sima Xian, Han Yu and Chen Ying’er were currently at the peak of the fifth step, and this sudden increase of spiritual energy caused them to feel that the bottleneck that had been limiting them was being shaken.

As intelligent people, how could they not grasp such an opportunity? Immediately rushing their spiritual energy, they made an all out effort to break through.

The breath of life released from Ye Xiaolei wasn’t only powerful, but also gentle, and was easily accepted by any existence of a different attribute than death and darkness. Absorbing such a massive breath of life was the same as absorbing an elixir, causing an instant burst in strength. Even to a powerhouse such as Ah’Bao, resisting this would take some time and effort.

Without a doubt, Ye Xiaolei started to go all out after sensing the crisis.

However, on the other side, that orange light also looked increasingly intense, and in the sky, a large orange star-shaped pattern appeared, carrying intense and strong glitters of stars. Every time it glittered in the sky, Ye Xiaolei’s face would look somewhat paler.

“Long Haochen, this technique of Great Prophecy is sealing me. The seal will last for an hour. Protect me, just for this hour. When I throw it off again, they will all die.”

Ye Xiaolei’s frail and childish voice was filled with rage and determination, but she slowly sat in a cross-legged fashion, placed her palms together on her chest and shut her eyes.

At that time, the breath of life from her increased severalfold, turning into the shape of a green ring of light spreading onwards.

A sort of moaning sound came out from Lin Xin, Wang Yuanyuan, Sima Xian, Chen Ying’er and Han Yu, and pairs of spiritual wings extended from the five of them for the first time. This was the crucial time of their breakthrough, the opening of their spiritual cavities.

The gift Ye Xiaolei offered them was invaluable, helping the five of them to break through the bottleneck of the sixth step. If they had cultivated normally, even several more months wouldn’t necessarily have been enough for them to accomplish this.

However, at the time she released the green ring of light, Ye Xiaolei’s body was surrounded by an orange light, sealing her inside and stopping all the aura from surging out.

The Technique of Great Prophecy was an extremely powerful godly technique, of incredible and various uses. With such immense compensation cost, how could its power be lacking?

Simply said, if it was used on an ordinary person, and if the chosen prophecy was death, it would just cause immediate death.

But Ye Xiaolei was not an ordinary person. At that time, even the technique of Great Prophecy used on her could only temporarily seal her and nothing more.

At the same moment the seal closed, a loud bang suddenly erupted on the demon that used the technique of Great Prophecy, echoing in the air. As a rain of blood splattered in the air, dozens of magical beasts rushed forward like arrows.

This was the great cost that came with the technique of Great Prophecy. However, relying on it could undoubtedly change the whole situation on the battlefield.

Along with his death, two soft spiritual stoves as well as an orange Crown of Heritage were set free. It was clearly the sign of his status as a Star Demon as well as his reaps from this travel to the Illusory Paradise.

Ah’Bao’s face became grave and stern, but this was absolutely not because he was moved by his comrade’s death. It was by swearing an oath that he had gotten this ally to use the Technique of Great Prophecy at the crucial time. Although the cost they paid was considerable, if they managed to obtained Ye Xiaolei that stood on top of the mountain, it would have been worth it. It was not just him, but even the Demon God Emperor would covet Ye Xiaolei.

The demons didn’t spare any cost to attack the Southern City’s Mountain Pass, also devoting a lot on this trade with the Temple Alliance. For them to dispatch ten demons to enter the Illusory Paradise, there had only been one goal, and that was Ye Xiaolei.

The Temple Alliance’s side believed themselves to have the advantage in this trade, but they didn’t know that Ye Xiaolei was of utter importance to the demons, and particularly to the Demon God Emperor. However, this secret was only known to the Demon God Emperor and Ah’Bao, who shared a father and son relationship.

Having lost Ye Xiaolei’s lead, the magical beasts’ attack became frantic. Filled with wrath, they initiated mad attacks at the demons. Although they contained a great level of strength, after the loss of their coordination, their efforts became fruitless.

A purple glow was released from Ah’Bao’s eyes, enveloping the seven of them in its range, and all of the group was immediately surrounded by a purple black haze.

However, no matter whether it was in terms of attack or defense, they immediately reached their peak condition, and started to do carnage. The magical beasts that came in contact with Ah’Bao’s powerful limbs became unceasingly torn to shreds, and from his chest emerged a black longsword, which wasn’t grasped in his hand, but autonomously launched attacks while floating in the air. With every attack from it, a magical beast would be killed. This great might became the vanguard of their attack, until reaching the hillside. At this point, all that was left were the limbs and corpses of the magical beasts.

Long Haochen and his group stood motionlessly on the hilltop.

Zhang Fangfang looked at Long Haochen with some anxiety, but didn’t say anything

The current Long Haochen had a very serious face, but still looked unflustered, not showing any signs of acting. The battlefield underneath was in total disarray, and the group of eight demons started to make a breakthrough, but Long Haochen couldn’t act yet.

Five of them still needed time to adapt to the changes after their breakthrough, having gained the boost from the spiritual cavities and the spiritual wings. And furthermore, given how frantic the situation below was, even if they joined, they couldn’t do very much. Because of Ye Xiaolei’s sealing, the magical beast were totally out of their minds with rage. Joining the melee could even be regarded as an enemy attack by them.

The breath of life released by Ye Xiaomo had caused a good increase to their total amount of spiritual energy, in addition to having helped Lin Xin and the other four to break through to the sixth step. Now they had to return this gift. And furthermore, even if not for that, Long Haochen would still give priority to the protection of his comrades. He had made his preparations well, and if things didn’t go as planned, he would bring Ye Xiaolei along with them to the Tower of Eternity.

Of course, that was just the last resort. Unless it reached the point of no return, he would absolutely not do so, for the simple reason that although the Tower of Eternity had holy properties, it was still filled with energy of death. It was impossible to predict which effect entering it would have on her.


  • Baem LN

    Thanks for the chapter. I detect some error in this chapter :

    1. A Moon Demon! That person is probably a Moon Demon. Be careful, he is using the Technique of Great Prophecy.

    It should be the Star Demon since in prior chapter, it has been mentioned that Star Demon God is the seer for the demonkind.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I kept wondering why a moon demon would have a orange aura instead of purple. I think you are probably right he is a star demon. That also seems to line up with the whole prophecy aspect we were told about with the Star demon.

    • fanatik

      Ye dude you’re right, like jonathan says he’s not enveloped by a purple aura, so he’s not from the moon clan, otherwise he would have been Yue Ye’s brother o.O

      • Baem LN

        Toto still not noticing this?

        • Robin

          As said above, he has been informed, but due to the time difference, it will probably take some time for him to read his messages. Of course it is a Star Demon and no Moon Demon.

  • Kaarme

    No man in his right mind would allow an adorable loli spiritual stove to fall into the vile hands of greedy demons.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      FOR THE LOLI!!!!

      • Psyside

        SLAY THE BEASTS!!!!

      • Luke Confidential
  • fanatik

    Thanks again Totobro and many thanks to every sponsor as well.

    I was thinking something in the past days, and with this chapter i cleared my mind,
    and now i want to share my thoughts with you all.

    I will write this comment at least for the next 5 chapters, because i really want to know what
    you guys think about my idea. (first wrote on chapter 325 comment section)

    Just because it’s very long, if totobro wants to create a new section for hypotesis like this one, i’ll be even more glad
    and people who are interested can just comment below.

    Btw yes, i really am very proud of this assumption of mine! 😛

    1) MOST TALENTED KNIGHT IN HISTORY.
    So LHC even just by waiting and cultivating he’ll most likely become the best knight ever.

    2) LONG XINGYU.
    Let’s not forget the aid his father is going to give him by training etc, once they meet.

    3) TOWER OF ETERNITY. (energy balls)
    let alone the help from his father, LHC is gonna cultivate at ridiculous speed because of the TOE training.

    3b) TOWER OF ETERNITY. (skills)
    LHC and mates will learn weird old/new skills, some of ’em even more powerfull than the one provided from the temple alliance.

    3c) TOWER OF ETERNITY. (dexterity)
    with the aid of the 5th skeleton, he/they will reach previously unseen level of dexterity, and as in our real life, the author made
    himself clear about the huge importance of dexterity, perhaps even more important of skills.
    furthermore, we don’t even know what is awaiting in the upper levels of the TOE.
    With just the aid from the Tower, LHC is bound to become the most powerfull existence among humans.

    SPIRITUAL STOVE FUSION.
    A few chapters ago, LHC talked about fusing spiritual stove.
    If the autor decided to let us know about this prospect, i think LHC will achieve this goal in the future for sure, 100% sure.
    Boundless power, astonishing attack power, or let’s say fast regeneration aid from a spiritual stove. A super huge boost for LHC.

    4) Pendant of Eternal Melody.
    Just 2 words: DIVINE TOOL.
    The 8th step demon from the moon clan, 2nd powerfull clan amongst demons, was being pushed back away from
    the pendant and Elux’s will, screaming in surprise:”DIVINE TOOL!??!?!”
    Now, i may be wrong on this one, but aren’t suppose to exist just the Thrones, as divine tools?
    So we can’t even imagine what LHC will get from the Pendant when he’ll reach the 9th step.

    5) DIVINE THRONE OF ETERNAL LIFE.
    Guys, LHC is the main character, is the story’s hero, so how can’t be him the one who will conquer the Eternal Throne?
    Chen Zidian, Demon God Slayers Demon Hunt Squad’s leader: <>

    6) NECROMANCY.
    I don’t know why many of you guys are just focused on let’s say “create skeletons” and use them as an army.
    My point here is: if i can create skeletons, let’s say 20 skeletons of the 5th step, this process is bound to require A LOT of energy; so why, why would
    i create 20 5th step skeletons, if i can create 1 top notch 9th step skeleton? And again, why would i have to create skeleton, when i’ve so much energy by myself?
    Can’t Elux use any skills at all?
    I really doubt, so i think that necromancy is more focused on assimilate energy from deads, than create an army of skeletons.
    Even if one can create 50 9th step skeletons, it’s not better to have 5 of them, but with more more power?

    Anyway, LHC will learn and use necromancy in the future, willing or not, and we really don’t know how important will it be, but we remember LHC saying
    that his father told him necromancer were incredibly powerfull.

    7) HUMAN-LIKE SPIRITUAL STOVE
    with boundless evolution, most likely the power will be somethink unseen in that era, as LHC said. And yes, he’ll be the one who is going to assimilate it.

    8) AUSTIN GRIFFIN aka HAO YUE.
    From the tale reported by the demon god emperor, even demon gods were like ants in front of a completely evolved version of Hao Yue, so let’s remember
    that he fights along with LHC. He had the power to half destroy a whole word back then, and he made the entire demos race cow away in fear fo him.
    I kept the Hao Yue section as last because really, he might become the most powerfull existence in the whole story.

    Now, i want to thanks every person who read so far, and finally i can focus every
    single word written above, in order to ask you just one thing: are we so sure the Demon God Emperor, will be the real villain of this whole story?

    quote from chapter 211: “And the Scion of Samsara from the legends took the Demon God Emperor down by himself! Even though at that time, the Demon
    God Emperor was already in a rather weak state, it was still a Demon God Emperor!”

    Let’s say Cai’er in the future reach the 9th steps, with the aid of both Stove of Samsara and the
    Thousand Strikes Stove and perhaps with many other stoves, has the power to take down the DGE by herself, or even just
    with the aid of her team; in the end of the day, LHC would be needed exactly for what? Because is gorgeous? I really don’t think so.

    So guys, WHO will be the real villain in the end? Hao Yue? Somebody who’ll come from another word? A necromancer?

    Let’s remember the talk among the DGE and Moon Clan Demon God; Fengxiu said he would like to assimilate the human race, not to extinguish it, in order
    to fullfill the dream of his grand-father, start a war to conquer other planets. So, other planets have their own powerfull existence, and eventually Fengxiu
    is not a crazy beast like other demons, he’s the one who knows demons need humans in different aspects, so i don’t see a future friendship as something
    impossible, more important if a super powerfull villain is going to apper out of the nowhere.

    Before someone says that, i barely speak english (as you have already saw), i don’t speak chinese, i don’t know anyone who speaks it, so this is not a spoiler.

  • fanatik

    Thanks again Totobro and many thanks to every sponsor as well.

    I was thinking something in the past days, and with this chapter i cleared my mind,
    and now i want to share my thoughts with you all.

    I will write this comment at least for the next 5 chapters, because i really want to know what
    you guys think about my idea.

    Just because it’s very long, if totobro wants to create a new section for hypotesis like this one, i’ll be even more glad
    and people who are interested can just comment below.

    Btw yes, i really am very proud of this assumption of mine! 😛

    (i’m sorry in advance for every name, story, or general english related mistakes)

    1) MOST TALENTED KNIGHT IN HISTORY.
    So LHC even just by waiting and cultivating he’ll most likely become the best knight ever.

    2) LONG XINGYU.
    Let’s not forget the aid his father is going to give him by training etc, once they meet.

    3) TOWER OF ETERNITY. (energy balls)
    let alone the help from his father, LHC is gonna cultivate at ridiculous speed because of the TOE training.

    3b) TOWER OF ETERNITY. (skills)
    LHC and mates will learn weird old/new skills, some of ’em even more powerfull than the one provided from the temple alliance.

    3c) TOWER OF ETERNITY. (dexterity)
    with the aid of the 5th skeleton, he/they will reach previously unseen level
    of dexterity, and as in our real life, the author made himself clear about the huge importance of dexterity, perhaps even more important of skills.
    furthermore, we don’t even know what is awaiting in the upper levels of the TOE.
    With just the aid from the Tower, LHC is bound to become the most powerfull existence among humans.

    SPIRITUAL STOVE FUSION.
    A few chapters ago, LHC talked about fusing spiritual stove.
    If the autor decided to let us know about this prospect, i think LHC will achieve this goal in the future for sure, 100% sure.
    Boundless power, astonishing attack power, or let’s say fast regeneration aid
    from a spiritual stove. A super huge boost for LHC.

    4) Pendant of Eternal Melody.
    Just 2 words: DIVINE TOOL.
    The 8th step demon from the moon clan, 2nd powerfull clan amongst demons, was being pushed back away from the pendant and Elux’s will, screaming in surprise:”DIVINE TOOL!??!?!”
    Now, i may be wrong on this one, but aren’t suppose to exist just the Thrones, as divine tools?
    So we can’t even imagine what LHC will get from the Pendant when he’ll reach the 9th step.

    5) DIVINE THRONE OF ETERNAL LIFE.
    Guys, LHC is the main character, is the story’s hero, so how can’t be him the one who will conquer the Eternal Throne?
    Chen Zidian, Demon God Slayers Demon Hunt Squad’s leader: <>

    6) NECROMANCY.
    I don’t know why many of you guys are just focused on let’s say “create skeletons” and use them as an army.
    My point here is: if i can create skeletons, let’s say 20 skeletons of the
    5th step, this process is bound to require A LOT of energy; so why, why
    would i create 20 5th step skeletons, if i can create 1 top notch
    9th step skeleton? And again, why would i have to create skeleton, when
    i’ve so much energy by myself?
    Can’t Elux use any skills at all?
    I really doubt, so i think that necromancy is more focused on assimilate energy from deads, than create an army of skeletons.
    Even if one can create 50 9th step skeletons, it’s not better to have 5 of them, but with more more power?

    Anyway,
    LHC will learn and use necromancy in the future, willing or not, and we
    really don’t know how important will it be, but we remember LHC saying
    that his father told him necromancer were incredibly powerfull.

    7) HUMAN-LIKE SPIRITUAL STOVE
    with boundless evolution, most likely the power will be somethink unseen in
    that era, as LHC said. And yes, he’ll be the one who is going to
    assimilate it.

    8) AUSTIN GRIFFIN aka HAO YUE.
    From the tale reported by the demon god emperor, even demon gods were like ants in front of a completely evolved version of Hao Yue, so let’s remember
    that he fights along with LHC; he had the power to half destroy a whole world
    back then, and he made the entire demos race cow away in fear fo him.
    I kept the Hao Yue section as last because really, he might become the most powerfull existence in the whole story.

    Now, i want to thanks every person who read so far, and finally i can focus every
    single word written above, in order to ask you just one thing: are we so sure
    the Demon God Emperor, will be the real villain of this whole story?

    quote
    from chapter 211: “And the Scion of Samsara from the legends took the
    Demon God Emperor down by himself! Even though at that time, the Demon
    God Emperor was already in a rather weak state, it was still a Demon God Emperor!”

    Let’s say Cai’er in the future reach the 9th steps, with the aid of both Stove of Samsara and the Thousand Strikes Stove and perhaps with many other stoves, has the power to take down the DGE by herself, or even just with the aid of her team; in the end of the day, LHC would be needed exactly
    for what? Because is gorgeous? I really don’t think so.
    What i mean is, LHC is going to become way more powerfull than the Scion of Samsara or whoever existed in the Temple Alliance era.

    So guys, WHO will be the real villain in the end? Hao Yue? Somebody who’ll come from another word? A necromancer?

    Let’s remember the talk among the DGE and Moon Clan Demon God; Fengxiu said
    he would like to assimilate the human race, not to extinguish it, in
    order to become more powerfull and to fullfill the dream of his grand-father, start a war to conquer other planets. So, other planets have their own powerfull
    existence, and eventually Fengxiu is not a crazy beast like other demons, he’s the one who knows demons need humans in different aspects, so i don’t see a future friendship as something impossible, more important if a super powerfull villain is going to apper out of the nowhere.

    Before someone says that, i barely speak english (as you have already noticed), i
    don’t speak chinese, i don’t know anyone who speaks it, so this is not a
    spoiler.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      So to answer the whole Necromancy thing and why you would make a bunch of smaller skeletons. On the point of it taking a great deal of energy. I would just say that this is LHC we’re talking about. He has Yating, spiritual cavities, the Eternal Melody, and in the Illusory Paradise great affinity with his surroundings. They said that he went from empty to full again in a minute after his fight with the Fiend Demon in which he almost completely exhausted his energy.

      As to the advantages of bunches of smaller or less powerful creatures. To understand that we just have to look at two situations. The first one was LHC trying to defend Hao Yue for his evolution. LHC was only one person so while his main effort was concentrated on blocking a big threat the smaller ones were able to start slipping behind. Powerhouses are indeed important, but if you are trying to protect someone you need to make sure all the enemy forces are preoccupied. The other situation I would point to is the one we just saw with the magical beasts versus these 9 demons. The magical beasts are way less powerful by far, but by using good coordination they were able to stop those demons advance. Just remember Long Xingyu’s words to LHC. Being powerful is good but it is only through working together that humanity can succeed.

      The big reason I personally think LHC should use waves of Skeletons in this situation is a combination of these two factors. LHC lacks the ability and power to truly meet the 8 remaining demons head on. Especially with 5 members of his team currently solidifying their energy. Therefore the best way to delay in my opinion is for him not to charge head long in because at most he can probably delay Ah’Bao while the others go around. Better to do as the Magical Beasts and turn this into a war of attrition. Every bit of energy the demons spend is going to be hard to recover. LHC on the other hand has almost godly recovery ability. Delaying for time is all he needs to do not kill. So I think coordinating some skeletons together is the best option that can help him stop all 8 remaining demons at once until his teammates can join the battle or Ye Xaiolei comes back.

      On who is going to be the true final villain of the story… I think LHC is still too weak to get a glimpse of him. To me personally I think humans will probably eventually be forced to join forces with demons. I think this will happen after LHC learns that the Necromancers were fought and killed wrongly and that just because people label a group as bad doesn’t make them so. Probably one of the bigger things he is going to have to do is return to Austin Griffin’s world and beat the undead council and try to reclaim the demons home world and fix it.

      As for Austin Griffin being the final boss that still seems a bit silly to me personally. He is connected to LHC with a blood pact and has shown nothing but concern for LHC. Maybe he can break it when he gets to the highest level, but that seems silly to me personally.

      • fanatik

        I’m not home so i reply shortly.

        Thanks for the reply, i’m very interesting in talking about this topic.

        About the current situation, Ah’Bao is several years older than LHC, so it’s ok for him to be more powerful than him.

        For the necromancy, my idea is not something that i can advocate in any way, it’s just a “feeling”? Idk, i think it’s weird this whole thing about an army of skeletons, but of course i may be wrong.
        I’ll reply again tomorrow dude

    • felix

      I doubt Austin Griffin will become a villain.

      It’s SUPER easy to create villains. Not nearly as easy to create fleshed out main characters. Nor as easy to deal with the writing backlash involved in Austin Griffin becoming a villain. If he becomes a villain suddenly the story is much weaker since you lost one of the key main characters (even side characters are hard enough to replace) and you also have to deal with the psychological issues as well as how every decision so far involving trusting Austin Griffin (including the initial blood contract itself) has been flipped into a bad one. And this is not even talking about issues of trust of the Allience towards LHC if that were to happen.

      Like you said just introduce another plane and magically you can roll out new villains. But personally doubt it will go that way. Would need some major change in LHC’s objectives in life for that to happen.

      Finally all LHC would need to defeat Austin Griffin, should he become a villain, would be to either summon him into a trap or kill himself as a last resort and Austin Griffin would die then and there due to the contract. After so many reincarnations I don’t think Austin Griffin has any intention of making even more enemies then he already has. He also hasn’t shown any animosity.

      Getting back to your hypothesis. Fundamentally I think you’re severely underestimating the DGE. Yes Caier’s ancestor mortally wounded (which is not “killed” at least the way I read it) one of the DGE’s ancestors WHEN that ancestor was already near death anyway. But that doesn’t really mean anything. We never really even got any estimate on the power of said ancestor or circumstances of his life. And as far as we know the current DGE at 1mil spiritual energy is a particularly strong entity even among other DGEs of the past. Also on that note, we have no confirmation on the difference in power of Austin Griffin of the past and current DGE, it may very well be that the current DGE is actually more powerful and would actually win in a direct fight (just not with 100% assurance or with out a scratch).

      So far LHC has only proven to be 2-3 times stronger and more lucky then geniouses of the time. But even if we take it he’s gonna be 10 times stronger eventually, 10x his father’s strength (which is a genius himself), is still 1 tenth of the current’s DGE’s power at best.

      As it stands, LHC needs Austin Griffin, Necromancy, the throne, and anything else he can get his hands on just to even stand a snow ball’s chance of surviving an encounter, much less winning.

      • Luke Confidential

        Of course Austin Griffon holds no animosity, he’s a perfectly neutral force of nature [that happens to have intelligent thought and feelings] that destroys worlds simply by achieving his final evolution. A final evolution he is instinctually driven to achieve, perhaps without even the knowledge of what he truly is.

        The herald of the apocalypse. Destroyer of worlds. The Yang to LHC’s Yin.

        • felix

          Was it ever mentioned that Austin Griffin “destroys” the world just by being in it? Or that he’s even capable of destroying it. As far as I’m aware his main danger appears to be the destruction of the demon pillars. I wouldn’t be surprised if their destruction is actually the troublesome part that leads to world destruction.

          As far as I remember, it was never implied that Austin Griffin himself destroyed the world, just that he wrecked demon face. And even in LHC’s time you have things like (supposedly) supper powerful fairy dragons just idling by at the bottom of lakes, so there’s no reason to believe Austin Griffin doesn’t have a “idle” switch himself—especially given how he’s as intelligent as he is and uses mostly magic rather then pure might.

          If his final evolution actually did destroy the world, first off that would be quite a mouthful to explain to LHC. Secondly he probably would choose to never do it if that were actually the case, since it would mean he would automatically destroy LHC’s world.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            The big thing with Austin Griffin is all we really know about his full power is peoples reactions. The undead and even the Demon God’s seem to blame him for Austin Griffins home world becoming a place where only the undead can live, but that is based on only their word and even the DGE admits their records are kind of hazy. Even then he still scares the shit out of the undead. From this fear I think even if Austin Griffin didn’t cause the destruction of his home world he probably has the power to do so upon his final evolution. It is also possible that this destruction was a by product of his final evolution since he started as a creature of darkness.

            Still what is interesting is the sheer fear these guys show him. The three Demon Gods of slightly lower ranking(but still demon gods) weren’t even willing to get close to him even in his completely exhausted state. The DGE who basically let the Demon God Slayers go as an annoyance was actually scared of this 6th rank Magical beast… A guy who looks at the 6 most powerful 9th step humans and laughs is afraid of Austin Griffin. That says something. From the way even the most bad ass of the undead and Demons look at him I think there is a pretty high chance that he really might have the power to destroy worlds.

            As far as Austin Griffins purpose and actions that is still shrouded in a great deal of mystery. Remember what the DGE said at one point to the Moon Demon God. ‘A portal was opened allowing us to escape to this plane. The problem is that none of us had enough power to open that portal. The only one who could have that kind of strength would be Austin Griffin….’ Then there is also Austin Griffin’s cycle of Rebirths and the set number of times. How did the undead figure this out? How did this cycle start? There are still a lot of mysteries behind Austin Griffin. One thing I found interesting is if we go back to that Undead Litch LHC met trying to kill Hao Yue when he was evolving. The Litch actually said that he wanted to kill Austin Griffin and then he would become the next Austin Griffin. That does make me wonder if Austin Griffin when his soul is reincarnated has the same personality each time or if each reincarnation starts differently. If so it could be that a previous incarnation did indeed destroy his home world but that has nothing to do with the current Hao Yue and his goals.

            .
            As far as plot goes. I think what the author has been doing is setting up some things in the background for us. The only thing is we currently lack the perspective to appreciate how they relate to the big picture. I think give it a few hundred more chapters and we will be able to look back at some of the old chapters and realize how some things fit better after learning more details and background about the overall picture.

            What I like about the story is everything started very simple. Demons bad humans good, but as time goes on things become less clear. Hao Yue LHC’s faithful companion could be a monster. The Demons are actually refugees who were chased out of their plane. Necromancers might not really be the bad guys. The demons potentially want to join forces with the humans. How things will all work out and what is just and right we will find out eventually, but the author has no intention of making that distinction easy for us.

          • felix

            > As far as Austin Griffins purpose and actions that is still shrouded in a great deal of mystery. Remember what the DGE said at one point to the Moon Demon God. ‘A portal was opened allowing us to escape to this plane. The problem is that none of us had enough power to open that portal. The only one who could have that kind of strength would be Austin Griffin….’

            That’s not the actual quote.

            Well, I get your meaning. It’s an interesting interpretation. My interpretation was that the DGE was actually referring to the (dark) necromancers. The timing is ripe after all. The necromancers lost (well, technically lost) and in a move for revenge against the church governing at the time THEY opened the rift and summoned the demons.

            It’s not explicitly mentioned, and yes Austin Griffin is brought up, but it’s not like Austin Griffin would just open a retreat path now would he? Who does that?

            Here is the actual quote. Make of it what you will.

            [ Chapter 263 ]

            Fengxiu shook his head, “You don’t know the complete truth on this matter. In those years, the situation was truly complicated, but we weren’t the ones that had opened a space rift. Back then, our elders’ cultivation level was far from being high enough. Only the heavenly calamity could have created the space rift. As for the detailed course of events, it’s better that you don’t learn about it.”

            [ End Quote ]

          • Jonathan Hurd

            So a while back I made a theory about Austin Griffin. The theory is that he might have a relationship with the Necromancers. I say this because of a few parts. The first one is when LHC was first entering the Tower of Eternity we found out Hao Yue scared off the specters with that purple energy which turns out to be the power of his soul. Another part is how Austin Griffins soul reincarnates. The only people we have met that can control Souls or use their energy thus far are Necromancers. The last part is how Hao Yue when he first entered the Tower of Eternity… Ch. 244.

            “Haoyue crawled behind Long Haochen’s back, calmly looking at him, as his six eyes were filled with gentleness, occasionally giving off a deep glance to the hall, seemingly letting out a nostalgic look, though he seemed rather to be at a loss when recalling these memories.”

            My personal theory about why Hao Yue can use so many different spells of magic and elements, when most magical beasts would just have one or two set abilities and one element, is because he was created by Necromancers. I theorize that the way they created him is that they figured out a way of fusing souls together and putting them in one body. Probably the souls of many high level magicians whose souls could keep their characteristics and abilities like Flame Sensei could. That would explain why they have so many abilities in my book.

            The question then becomes if he is a super weapon created by Necromancers. What was his original purpose? If he really was created in LHC’s world then went to the demons world what would be the purpose? One theory I had is maybe Austin Griffin was setup as kind of a Teraforming force. The fact is the Demons world is currently the best place for undead and filled to the brim with Darkness Energy. Maybe the idea was the Necromancers sent him to change the environment so they could leave their world and live there in peace with their skeletons. Would certainly be kind of funny to learn that the Humans sent things over to the Demons and fucked their world up, and this lead the demons coming to the humans world and fucking it up.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        For the power level of the DGE that the former Scion of Samsara fought they said he was at the end of his life so his power was falling. The current DGE is in the prime of his and I believe is more powerful than the past one. The other thing to remember is when the Scion of Samsara went out he had to do so alone and I believe just newly broken through to 9th step. Still this was indeed the first time a DGE had not died of natural causes.

        I would just say that while yes the Spiritual Stove of Samsara could be used to strike an extreme blow. It would also probably take Cai’er’s life in the process and that is something LHC is not willing to see. So he is probably more than willing to grab any bit of power he can to try to avoid that scenario or anyone close to him getting hurt.

        The other thing is that LHC is a kid who is full of honor. He always wants to repay his debts. Lets add up all the things he owes Elux by now. Massive increase of his Spiritual Energy when fusing with Eternal Melody, helping his teammates massively increase their spiritual energy in the Tower of Eternity, Saved his life, helped his girlfriend recover her senses, given him super powerful lost combat techniques, Flame Sensei training, super increase of spiritual energy recovery with the Eternal Melody, and let him cheat to get his teammates into the Illusory Paradise. He has got to give something back to Elux with that list and all Elux wants is for him to learn his Holy Necromancy and see him. LHC might not like the idea of using Necromancy, but at the same time he really really doesn’t want to die. If push comes to shove he is going to use the Necromancy if it will give him a shot at life.

        • felix

          For some reason when I checked my email and it sent me to the disqus thread (outside this site) your message doesn’t appear there.

          Wonder why that is.

          Ohwell.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Huh strange.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    On the bright side now LHC’s entire team is 6th steppers, wooh! Immediately after this Commander grade ftw. Who says cheaters never prosper, lol.

    Also kind of curious if our fella’s can pick up the two dropped Stoves and that Crown Magical Crystal. Though I am curious just what element the Crystal is. Orange usually seems like earth to me, but that seems a little strange for a group called the star clan, imo.

    • Psyside

      They will 100%. One stove goes to our retaner knight and the other may go to zang so that lhc can keep lolichan or to caier

    • Luke Confidential

      Not only that, the reward for discovering LHC’s new stove will pay for the promotion =D

      EDIT: though now that I think about it, the way this girl’s power is tied to Life, it makes me wonder if Eternal Melody might reject her.

      In which case it would be pretty awesome if she accepted Han Yu as a second choice Master and gave him ridiculous heals and such.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I am pretty sure if anyone is getting her its going to be LHC. I see no reason for her to agree to fuse with Han Yu or even Zhang Fangfang since LHC is the one she looks favorably upon. Considering she is also a stove that is stronger than the Spiritual Stove of Samsara that also probably means the requirements to possess her are even higher. Considering the Spiritual Stove of Samsara required 90 Innate Spiritual Energy I don’t think anyone but LHC will be qualified to join with her.

        I do think in the end she is going to have to leave the Illusory Paradise. Considering how the Demons have shown their hand that they will probably stop at nothing to get her. I think she is going to leave so this place will not be targeted. If the Demon God Emperor gathers a few of the other top 5 demon gods and makes a real go at this place I don’t think even her considerable might would be enough to resist at that point. I do have to wonder what kind of consequences her leaving will have for the Eternal Paradise though. Will it still make Spiritual Stoves or will it shut down if she is gone.

        For the Eternal Melody I am not so sure that she and it would necessarily conflict. You can’t have life without death and vice versa. If you really think about it the Soul Energy that LHC’s Eternal Melody has been collecting could be looked at as purified life in its most natural form separated from the physical parts of the body. I think this might lead to an interesting change inside LHC if he can learn to master these two aspects.

        The big thing I wonder about though is how OP fusing with her would LHC become, O.o. I think if he does fuse with her the power might be limited due to his current cultivation level not being high enough just like with the Eternal Melody. Even then though, considering apparently she can easily shrug off an ability fueled by the life of a demon god successor the power jump should not be small.

        I also like the idea of LHC getting this boost before returning to Austin Griffin’s world. I kept wondering how LHC would deal with a line up of 9th steppers if he went over there. Well if he can get Ye Xiaolei that might be possible, mwhahahahahaha.

        • Luke Confidential

          I never claimed that she would conflict with Eternal Melody, but my gut does tell me Eternal Melody won’t be happy to have her sharing residence in LHC.

          It’s just an instinct without any thorough evaluation behind it though.

          And you are right, odds are quite high that LHC is the only one who COULD fuse with this stove. Doesn’t mean I don’t like the idea of Han Yu getting a gamebreaker that put his healz on par with the best priests of his step [or maybe even his step plus one]

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Oh I want Han Yu to get some broken healing powers as much as the next guy, but giving him Ye Xialei is probably a bit too much in my book. He is definitely getting a stove and that stove will have awesome healing powers. Just not her. I think Elux will eventually throw Priest Skeletons at them and have some healing spells from those, and I don’t think being a knight would exclude him profession wise from learning that.

            It will be interesting to see the interactions between all the stoves, blood pact, and Eternal Melody inside LHC’s body. Hao Yue isn’t actually here to contest if someone tries to fuck with his blood pact again….

          • Renegade

            You really think she would fuse with him? Isn’t she the protector of that place?

            LHC said he didn’t want to do anything irrational. But then again she is a legendary stove.

          • Baem LN

            If the loli is breathing life energy, wouldn’t she become afraid of Haoyue since we all know that Haoyue shall has a head with death/destruction element?

            They are the complete opposite of each other.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair Hao Yue has a head with Light and is probably going to get one with water and earth. So even if he gets a death head he still has three of the big nature affinity heads.

    • Psyside

      I think they may use the crystal on lin xins staff again. Another upgrade

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I feel like trying to use two magic beasts crystals in one weapon might be a bit too much for it to handle. Would be cool to see though, :D.

        • Psyside

          Well as i recall the staff already had several demon crystals on it before they put in the first demon crystal in

          • Jonathan Hurd

            If we’re talking about Lin Xin’s Staff I don’t think it had any magic crystals in it to start. It was made of a materiL that was fire crystals and then carved and engraved by blacksmiths. I think the Crown Magic Crystal is the first one for this stave.

            The other thing is I’m not really sure what type of element the star demons are. If it isnt fire then I don’t think it would help Lin Xin too much. Orange is a pretty new color in the story as far as I can remember. I guess it could be related to fire or maybe earth. Hell it could honestly be a new element since star demons specialize in fortune telling. Might be that it is a more element neutral one and the crystal goes to Yin’Er.

          • Psyside

            K i red back a bit. And this is what i found it didnt say that u cant put 2 in but it didnt say that you can eather. What it did say though is that lhc couldnt use it cos it was darkness atribute so any one woth a light attibute cant use it. And it can be put on any wepon

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Oh of course. It would be freaking awesome to super boost Lin Xin’s equipment by two degrees. I am just not sure the Staff could handle that sheer amount of power. Also the element kind of matters. If it isn’t Fire I don’t think it will be of much use if Lin Xin puts it in his equipment. Still would love them to potentially get it and maybe it will be useful to finally make Yin’Er something.

  • Zeth

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  • Luke Confidential

    Wait… the orange person is a Moon Demon?

    The Moon Demon Clan got two representatives on this mission?

    I thought the Moon Demon Clan was Purple, Orange is the color of the Demon Prophet’s clan right?

    It would make sense, given the Great Prophecy ability.

    • Baem LN

      Toto or Robin will fix it later, I think.

      • Robin

        Hi, yes, I mentioned this too while editing, but since I was away for some days, I guess Toto missed my message. ^^°

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I noticed that one too :D.

      On two representative I think Ab’Hao’s second in command is a Moon Demon and then of course the third in the ranking Yue Ye is a Moon Demon representative as well.

      • Robin

        You mean: his second in command will be a Star Demon, and Yue Ye as third is a Moon Demon.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          The second in command is the one who jumped the mage. I believe the orange robed guy is the one LHC’s teammates beat half to death. So I think the Second in command is still a moon demon because if i’m remembering correctly he was wearing purple robes.

          • Robin

            Mh, right, I forgot about the one who attacked the mage. But I would imagine that several different DGs sent their successors. I don’t know for sure, but i am nt sure if there is another Moon Demon aside from Yue Ye.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Admittedly I am just guessing the Second in Command is a Moon Demon because of the purple robe. He also seems like he has a fairly close relationship with the DGE’s successor so that is also part of the reason I think he would be a Moon Demon. Besides he is second in strength and considering they said one of the weakest there is the fourth Demon Gods Successor I think everyone of these 10 demons sent over are probably Successors of the top 5 Demon Gods or at least related to them.

    • Christian Cohn

      I thought it was weird too so I pulled up the raw and it actually says Star demon. “星魔族“ I remember the Star demons being mentioned before but I don’t remember if they were the prophetic ones or something else. Do any of ya’ll remember?

      • Jonathan Hurd

        They were. A few chapters back when the Demon God Emperor and the Moon Demon God were talking about their third brother the Star Demon God they were saying he was looking through his prophecies. The other thing is that when LHC described the Star Demons he said they had orange hair and eyes. Which seems to match up more with this demon in a orange robe than being moon.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Renegade

    Wow!! All going 6 step weeee! Power battle coming! An hour is a long time.

    LHC bring on necro!

  • Abel Kurian

    When is the next chapter releasing?

    • Robin

      Should be tomorrow.

  • Hi. Yeah it is star demon god, I was a bit distracted on this one, thus inverted the two races. Thank you, those who quoted that out.

    • Renegade

      I’m going to laugh if LHC takes her to the tower and they all chill out inside cultivating and getting used to their 6th step. Then by then an hour later has passed and they all head out to kill all the demons.

      • Luke Confidential

        Somehow I don’t think that ‘getting used to the 6th step’ would be such a simple matter as a single hour of cultivation for those lacking the insights of a Scion of Light/Scion [Saint daughter via Spiritual Stove] of Samsara. I imagine it would require a good day of mixed cultivation with practical training.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I feel like its less about understandings and more allowing your body to soldify the changes. Even so though I agree this process will probably take more than an Hour. Still that would be the ultimate middle finger to Ah’Bao. I can’t beat you…. but guess what? I don’t have to… I out!

          • Luke Confidential

            Even better if he could somehow pull Ah’Bao into the Tower of Eternal Rest with him and let the tower kill him. No way in hell Elux’s legacy can’t take this punk, even if he’s at the peak of the 8th step/barely entered the 9th

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I keep personally wondering how those spatial pearls LHC and Cai’er got work. If you can activate it by hitting someone with it. It would be hilarious to use it on or trick Ah’Bao into using it. Biggest problem gone and he doesn’t even get a stove.

          • Luke Confidential

            Sure, tricking him out of the Paradise would be nice.

            Sucking him into The Tower of Eternal Rest and having it kill him would be better.

  • Luke Confidential

    This wait is so hard lol.

    • Psyside

      Ikr

      • Jonathan Hurd

        We shall endure! For the Loli!

        • Renegade

          Haha! So anxious

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • Illuminati

    “The breath of life released by Ye Xiaomo had caused a good increase to their total amount of spiritual energy,”
    and here we go again…