Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 331


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 331: Devil Dragon, True Body (II)

None of the radiance spread out, but one could clearly see that the golden light on Long Haochen’s body and the igniting purplish black flames on the crown prince Ah’Bao extinguished each other at the same time. Even the light in their eyes lost its radiance at the same time, dimming significantly.

Let alone the demons, even Long Haochen’s mates were dazed by this sight. No one expected that Long Haochen’s attack could persist against Ah’Bao’s.

Bzz.

A strange buzzing sound resounded from Ah’Bao’s forehead as well as Long Haochen’s sword at the same time.

Countless specks of blue and golden light sprinkled in front of Long Haochen, condensing into countless brilliant rays in the air. On the other side, a wrenching buzzing sound could be heard from Ah’Bao’s head, and a crack spread from its apex

“Hou!” As if suffering a fatal wound, Ah’Bao abruptly shouted in pain, throwing his immense head up in the air in an excruciating frenzy.

Right at that time, the attacks from Long Haochen’s mates reached him as well.

Hitting him first was Wang Yuanyuan’s Gigantic Divine Soul shield, the great axe-like shield carrying the threatening power from Asura Strike. Violently it slammed against Ah’Bao’s body.

Having lost the protection of those purplish black flames, a cut was forcibly inflicted on Ah’Bao’s body. Following that was the Asura Thrust from Han Yu combined with Storing Power, and although Ah’Bao did his best to defend himself, the wing on his left side was still penetrated by this Asura Thrust.

Next, the Energetic Ball of Light struck with a thundering sound, clashing violently against Ah’Bao’s body with a loud bang. The impact was strong enough to send his ten meters high body down to the ground. Crush and Ripples of Light were used by Sima Xian to their limit, and were additionally combined with other offensive abilities of a priest. On the places Ah’Bao’s body was hit, scales were smashed to pieces, and the flesh beyond badly mangled.

These were four fullpower stored attacks, right after the head-on collision with Long Haochen. Ah’Bao seemed to have been forced into an extremely weak state, to the extent that all his abilities to defend disappeared. This combination alone managed to inflict heavy wounds.

However, one had to admit that his willpower was truly unyielding. His inner determination was indomitable, and even in the instant his body was sent flying, a purplish black crystal emerged from his mouth, not to attack Long Haochen, but aiming directly at Ye Xiaolei behind them.

In the instant of the final explosion, Ah’Bao felt perhaps himself succumb to the pressure, but he was still absolutely unwilling to admit defeat. Since he couldn’t get the prize, no one would be allowed to get it. He had to destroy her, to destroy…

A pitch-black figure appeared noiselessly in front of Ah’Bao at this time, and countless ice-cold white glows mixed into her dark golden dagger. At once, ruthlessly penetrating into Ah’Bao’s nape, directly aiming at the center of his brain.

Cai’er finally appeared, exactly at Ah’Bao’s weakest spot.

This was the task Long Haochen had given her. Long Haochen had told her that, at exactly the time Ah’Bao would get repelled, she would have to launch her attack.

This strike was the result of the extremely hard work spent on revision and improvement. After breaking through to the sixth step of cultivation, Cai’er’s Thousand Strikes Spiritual Strikes had also evolved, achieving its second level. The evolution enabled the words Thousand Strikes to finally take shape: this was the combination of thousand strikes as one. Relying on this attack and Cai’er’s Despotic Stab, her offensive power reached its pinnacle.

Among the Six Great Temples, the one with the greatest understanding of the demons’ weakest points was the Assassin Temple. The toughest part of a Devil Dragon was his head, but to kill one with certainty, the place one had to aim was their brain.

Only with a penetrating blow on their nape would one have the possibility to destroy the brain.

Forced into a state of weakness, Ah’Bao was abruptly hit by this piercing blow. He screamed as his massive body abruptly burst out with an indescribable surge of power. A crispy sound of shattering echoed, and a black tile turned into fragments in the air. Immediately afterwards, an ancient force abruptly burst forth, forcibly sending Cai’er’s body flying in the air, before her dagger had the opportunity of really penetrating his brain.

On the top of the mountain.

The instant Chen Ying’er’s spell was completed, her luck turned out pretty good and summoned a magical beast of the sixth rank.

This magical beast immediately rushed forward to block that black pearl, but only managed to stop it for an instant, before being incinerated to ashes.

A blazing light appeared brazenly, directly landing on the ground. This fiery light looked quite fantastic, taking on a human shape with a body made of energy. At the instant of its appearance, an indescribable force was set free. In his hand was a massive shield, even exceeding Wang Yuanyuan’s shield in size.

Taking a firm bow, it blocked the attack.

There wasn’t any exploding sound, only a fantastic seismic wave formed out of spiritual energy, before that red figure dissolved in the air.

This was something Lin Xin didn’t spare anything to use, a defensive spell of the seventh step he managed to cast after taking one of his pills, Vulcan’s Shield! This was a spell blessed with a certain intelligence, but it still ended up being destroyed by that purplish black pearl.

Nonetheless, Vulcan’s Shield wasn’t praised as the greatest defensive spell below the eighth step for nothing. After destroying it, the purplish black pearl clearly looked dimmer in color, and was already less destructive.

Wang Yuanyuan was the closest to Ye Xiaolei, and reacted without hesitation. She grabbed her Gigantic Divine Soul Shield tightly, blocking the path towards Ye Xiaolei. In truth, after having unleashed her entire strength with Storing Power, she didn’t even have enough spiritual energy left to support her Gigantic Divine Soul Shield.

Right at that time, everyone from the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad was already unable to help her in any way. Ever since unleashing that blow, Long Haochen seemed to have become frozen, petrified by the rebound, whereas Sima Xian, Han Yu, Lin Xin, Chen Ying’er were all completely exhausted by the use of their abilities. None of them would have been able to help out in the least. Cai’er was also in the midst of chasing after the most powerful enemy Ah’Bao, and this just happened too fast. Who would have expected Ah’Bao to actually use such a terrifying attack?

Wang Yuanyuan clearly knew what she was confronting, but still blocked the path towards Ye Xiaolei. She couldn’t let her comrades’ effort turn to waste. She also relied on the Life Sharing effect of the Soul Linking Chains. She didn’t even know whether her body would be able to bear the attack, but what if she died in battle? This girl with her boyish temper didn’t ever have any fear.

Right at that time, a tall figure suddenly appeared, emitting numerous rays of light. It stood in front of Wang Yuanyuan, and all she saw were wide shoulders.

That was him!

Wang Yuanyuan looked dazed, and next, the robust man in front of her was already knocked violently against her Gigantic Divine Soul Shield, causing her to spout a surge of her own blood.

It was precisely Zhang Fangfang who had appeared to block the attack aimed at Wang Yuanyuan. The shield in his hand was instantly shattered to pieces, while both of his hands holding it were also broken. One could clearly see his thick bones peaking out of the broken skin, revealing the shape of ten ruined fingers. Only mere fractured bones remained of his knuckles, and his arms uselessly dangled down, completely paralysed. Even the armor before his chest was penetrated by the shattered pieces of his shield, and blood surged out madly from the severe wounds on his hands as well as his chest.

With the elapse of an intense golden light, Zhang Fangfang was pushing down Wang Yuanyuan’s body, his eyes growing wide at that time.

This time, Wang Yuanyuan looked truly lifeless. She wasn’t afraid of death at all, but it was the first time she experienced her life being saved like that.

The instant Zhang Fangfang blocked the attack for her, she clearly saw the transparent light released from the shield in his left hand. This was Brilliant Body, showing that he was already close to the seventh step in strength. But even so, he had blocked the attack in such a desperate way. What if this purplish black pearl had hit her own Divine Soul Shield instead?

Right at that instant, an incomparably imposing energy appeared in the Illusory Paradise, and the sky darkened at once. However, it only darkened for a short time, and an intense green radiance abruptly burst out from the ground, striking against this black light.

In the air, a crack appeared out of nowhere, from which a powerful pulling force instantly appeared, attracting the severely wounded Ah’Bao as well as the few leftover demons. They were all attracted by this force, before disappearing.

“Goddess of Nature, I will come back to take your godhead.” A soft voice filled the heavens with its majestic presence.

This was a voice all the members of the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad were familiar with. It was because this was the voice of the Demon God Emperor! He actually managed to forcefully tear open the barrier of the Illusory Paradise, and save Ah’Bao’s group.

Seemingly provoked by that voice, the green light from within the Illusory Paradise became all the more rich, and the black crack disappeared in that process, sweeping the atmosphere with a black color. Only seven or eight white glows of light were left in the sky.

These were the spiritual stoves left by the few dead demons, falling down accompanied by a terrible roar.

All the nasty energy of darkness disappeared completely, and the magical beasts that were making series of indignant roars calmed down gradually, sadly looking at their dead comrades. The ascending green light vanished gradually, returning this land to its original appearance.

“Han Yu, Lin Xin, come and save him.” Wang Yuanyuan anxiously shouted, breaking this short silence.

Han Yu and Lin Xin rapidly turned around, and couldn’t help but gasp upon seeing Zhang Fangfang’s desperate state.

Zhang Fangfang didn’t lose consciousness, only looking very pale. He was now lying down on Wang Yuanyuan’s lap, forcing out a smile, “Don’t worry, I won’t die from this.” Although he said that in a relaxed manner, his paleness and the incessantly twitching corners of his mouth betrayed him.


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  • Luke Confidential

    Blue Rain Hibiscus of Light isn’t the type of weapon that is permanently destroyed just by being shattered… is it?

    It always seemed to me the type that could heal, since it’s also the type that evolves with its wielder.

    I sure hope so.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Well the sword did become a part of LHC. So I think it might be able to regenerate and recover given enough time and spiritual energy from LHC. There is no way in hell they are taking away his OP sword, imo. I think this might be one of those destroyed so it can regrow even stronger.

      • Ragnarok

        I think it’s probably just out of commission for a bit.

      • Marko Bandur

        Im also thinking that This sword will just reenter LHC body and then get back to is state, my question is how much time it will need to reassemble
        It was introduced like an eternal weapon, that will disappear only when is owner dies and will never change owner as well

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I’m not a hundred percent sure it will disappear on the death of the owner. It might just go back to where it originally started and wait for a worthy Successor. It is definetly connected to LHC though so I think as long as he gets healed it will be able to do so as well.

          • Robin

            The sword seems like a living thing. Remember the two attribute taking the shape of living things to test the new owner? And the dragons it transforms into when released? It is alive and can use LHC’s energy. As such, I think it will “heal” or regenerate, depending on the term you prefer.

          • Marko Bandur

            The grandfather of yang whenzao, the one with the trone, said clearly that hibiscous would only pick one owner forever
            I can go check if i remember correctly, i remember that for sure, maybe one the owners death, the sword will just return on the alliance treasure, but for how i remember it was explained, it will only have one single owner forever, thats also why no one was able to take it for all this century, not even his crafter

  • Jonathan Hurd

    First off thank you so much for the double release Toto. Also thank you to all the sponsors.

    Holy shit was this an awesome chapter. Zhang Fangfang is getting at least one stove from this darnit! That was probably the most bad ass thing we have seen a non LHC knight do yet, lol. Also Cai’er deserves some massive merits almost killing a Devil Dragon in one blow, wooh!

    As far as LHC goes I think Ye Xiaolei is going to need to help heal him since I think he put everything he has into that blow and then some. He might have even poured his soul into that last blow. I think she is going to fuse with him. Partly to help heal him, partly because he was willing to die to protect her, and also partly since the Illusory Paradise is no longer going to be safe since the DGE could return to try and grab her.

    Also Holy shit is the Demon God Emperor scary. He actually managed to rip his way into the Illusory paradise and that was in a hurry. Think what he could do if given some time and a few demon gods for back up….

    I do have to wonder did the Demons group get to keep the stoves they initially fused with even after being yanked out? I guess its possible since the Demon God Emperor managed to break through into the Illusory Paradises domain…. Still 8 new stoves to divide as spoils, wooh. People still not receiving one are Zhang (getting one or there is no justice), Cai’er, LHC, and Han Yu. I’m thinking Zhang gets two for what he just did. Definitely deserves two for saving Wang Yuanyuan and stepping in front of that bullet. Cai’er I would also see getting two of these stoves maybe a defensive one. Han Yu is going to finally find a healing stove. LHC will get a normal one and probably fuse with Ye Xiaolei. Not sure where I’d see the last two going. Maybe LHC gets a second normal one and they let Zhang have three as thanks…

    • Lockheart

      maybe DGE managed to break throuh the illusory barrier because of the Great Prophecy restricting Ye Xiaolei

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I think he would still be able to brute force his way in even with her though I admit it would probably take more energy. Still he could probably draw in some more high ranking demon gods to help him do it and at that point it wouldn’t be a simple rescue mission, but a full fledged attack. He could always force the Star Demon God to use Great Prophecy again to weaken the place then break in like that if he needs to.

    • Marko Bandur

      Think about cai’ er sacrificing some senses and use her real stoves for the attack? They may have killed THE successor for real
      Thinking of which, Ah’Bao wouldnt be so easy to contend in the normal world, so this was a one-time chance to get rid of him, at least at this level of cultivation, who knows when theyre gonna have a re-match xD
      For how this battles and the previous one as gone, i think we founded the nemesis of our MC,at least till theyre not strong enough to contest the DGE and replace the DemonGodSlayer squad

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Seems more rival to me than nemesis. In more ways than one considering how Ah’bao feels about Yue Ye and how she feels about LHC, lol. It is kind of adorable that he got himself into a love triangle and he probably doesn’t even understand or realize it.

        To be fair this whole situation and chance was pretty much a freak occurrence to begin with. Even with the restrictions placed by the Illusory Paradise it still seems unreal that LHC could match up to the DGE’s successor considering their respective stats. I think Cai’er might have been able to kill him if she did really use the Spiritual Stove of Samsara, but I’m not a hundred percent sure. At the same time that wasn’t really the mission here and they needed to be prepared if there was going to be a counter strike from Ling Xiao. They might be able to kill the DGE successor, but that would most likely come at the cost of the Scion of Light and the Saint Daughter of Samsara as well as losing Ye Xiaolei definitely not worth at that point.

        • Robin

          Yeah, and don’t forget, that if they not only want to protect Ye Xiaolei and survive, they still need some energy to best the last trial if they want to take some stoves with them. If Cai’er would have gone all out, she probably would have ended up without a stove, which getting is still their main mission.

  • James Evans

    He tanked it like a champ……… although he should’ve carried a Warmongs for regen….or a GA just to be safe. We all know that Dorans Shield wasn’t enough.

  • agila0212

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  • Marko Bandur

    First of all thanks toto and all sponsors of this illosory paradise arc

    This battle even if it was really fast in a way, was freaking intense, i cant wait for the next few chapters to know precisely what the hell LHC did to contest against Ah’Bao attack.
    second, if Zang Fangfang stays alive from this injuries(i really wish he stays alive, seems a really good character).
    Then what precisely happened to the demon group, we know the dead ones left 7/8stoves in the IP, but i dnt get if theyre dead body are left there, or they were also pulled by the DGE out.
    Also, the collected stove wouldnt had a finishing trial at the end of the 3days, those 7/8stoves r the ones left by the dead body for sure?, or are they the spoils of the alive demon, which are out of the game by exiting in a “cheating” way?(like LHC planned for his teammates), if i remember correctly, the plan of LHC for the stoves of his teammates is to pass the last trial, assimilate completely them, then, get in the tower of eternity to exit unnoticed, so, to me, this is also a question…
    But like the math of the internal spiritual energy the author keeps, maybe he is forgetting what he writed earlier and just end it like he wants without accourancy

    Last, what power this stoves have, and what power XiaoLei will bring to our maincharacter, if she can leave the IP and fuse with LHC( i suppose she will fuse with only LHC, maybe Cai’er, but ill bet on our MC coz elemental affinity and “basic” ISE requirement)

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Well to start, Zhang should be alright. He is in a pretty terrible state, but it doesn’t seem like it will be lethal with some healing. Considering how fast Han Yu can probably gather Spiritual Energy I don’t think we need to fear him dying before healing spells come.

      For the 8 stoves that came out. Those are from the 3 demons that died in this final push. I think the living demons might have gotten away with the stoves they fused with. I think they can do that because of the difference in the way the DGE got them out compared to what LHC was going to do. LHC lacks the will or the power to defy the Illusory Paradise so while he did manage to enter in a different manner than intended that isn’t really that big of a deal to the place and not really disrespecting the place. The DGE on the other hand ripped a hole in the Illusory Paradises very domain. If he can manage that then I think he might of managed to break the link the Illusory Paradise had with the demons and the stoves they had absorbed allowing them to leave with their spoils untested.

      Now before we see this as an OP option we should probably keep in mind that this is a terrible method if we are thinking about future prospects as well as demanding extremely overbearing strength. In the future the Illusory Paradise will probably respond even more hostily the next time demons and their kin come close to it after this. If even more insult is leveled at the place it might refuse to provide Stoves at all. It works for the DGE because he doesn’t really care about offending the place or losing future benefits since he wants Ye Xiaolei and nothing else.

      Overall I don’t think the Author would make a mathematical mistake this glaring. The power level thing… yes. Like when he talks about the boost in Spiritual Energy Zhang, LHC, and Cai’er got….. then talks about how Zhang is at the peak of 6th step about to reach 7th…. I understand he didn’t want Zhang randomly becoming 7th step and then getting destroyed by the Illusory Paradise, but still…

      For what powers the stoves will have I’ll hazard a few guesses. If you ask me I think Cai’er is getting two, LHC two(not including Ye Xiaolie), Han Yu one, and Zhang potentially three (at least two). For their effects….

      Cai’er is going to be given a defensive stove I can already imagine LHC demanding that. For her second one maybe a support since she already has two offensive types. Han Yu’s will be healing that is basically a given. Zhang and LHC will be the interesting ones since they are both Guardian Knights so can probably use the same types. I still feel LHC getting a Defensive Stove to help further boost his defense. For the second maybe finally a offense based stove since he already has two support ones. No clue what will suit Zhang at this point, but probably have to do with defense boost.

      What I do have to wonder about is if Ye Xiaolei will just take the freaking battle to the death to protect the Illusory Paradise as the final test and let LHC and Co leave without any more trials. They have honestly done more for this place than probably anyone before them.

  • Renegade

    Wow not what I expected! Demon prince got owned! LHC group shouldnt have issues in future taking down a peak right step demon.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Such an epic chapter, hehe. I think LHC might still struggle against a true 8th stepper. The leap in power of 7th to 8th seems pretty amazing. They did kick the crap out of the Demon Prince, but that was under these amazingly favorable circumstances and also almost killing LHC in the process. Still he is getting there and once they get out everyone is going to have a spiritual stove, wooh!

      • Luke Confidential

        Don’t forget they still have Austin Griffon and the cheating power combining Pills as well.

        Now that everybody’s 6th step, honestly a lone 8th step demon seems like he’s no longer a threat.

        Then again, that’s in the context of normal demons. Certain clans [such as the Devil Dragon Clan] are kind of broken relative to their step as well.

        Kind of reminds me of how badly Tang San outclasses enemies of his own rank and a bit above in general, but his true adversary is just about as broken relative to rank as he is.

        • Robin

          But it is highly likely, that either Hao Yue, especially after fusing with Haochen, as well as the gang-up cheating pills, will break the rules. And seemingly, they won’t be neccessary anymore.

          • Luke Confidential

            I was under the impression we were discussing post-Paradise.

          • Robin

            Ups… sorry, I messed up with the placing of the post. Just ignore it. 😉

            And the fusion between Haochen and his pet will be even more amazing after returning with all their power ups. Do you remember for when Haochen suggested the use of the uniting pills to be safe? When he last used them, it was still too much for him, but he had a theory for when it should be manageable.

  • Drama

    Thanks ..

  • kiran

    Xiaolei cannot fuse with cai’er she has element of death only LHC can do it and…………… i guess that Zang will get his share of spiritual stoves from the 7 or 8 mentioned.but may be LHC will not ask Xiaolei to come with him as she is the guardian of the IP.

    • Luke Confidential

      On the contrary, she is a HIGH priority target to the demons and the DGE himself has his eyes set on the Illusory Paradise.

      She *needs* to bond with him or become a burden to her ‘Big Sister’

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I’m still thinking to heal LHC after what he just did to himself she might have to fuse with him. I also agree with Luke staying here means that the demons will go all out against the Illusory Paradise which her big sister made. The demons only real goal is her so if she leaves they will not bother the place.

        For the sword I think whatever method they use to heal LHC will probably help it as well. I think that will be a fusion with Ye Xiaolei.

  • Anto Wibowo

    If only this zhang is also a master of taichi.
    Thank you very much for the double chapters!

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I think there is a limit on how much power you can redirect, lol.

      • Fluctlight

        Well as long as you areon a firm ground and have extraordinary durability you may reflect it like kang sung from breaker. Taichi is usually op in fictional worlds

  • Jonathan Hurd

    So who else is shipping Wang Yuanyuan and Zhang Fangfang now? Also this seems like an insidious way for LHC to get more subordinate troops. Lin Xin dating Li Xin deepens the connection with the 22nd GG. Wang Yuanyuan and Zhang Fangfang establish a connection with the 8th GG…. Considering how much Yang Whenzhao likes Ying’er that means he will even have a connection with the 2nd SG…

    Now all we need is to find two more female Knights who lead their squads to get Sima Xian and Han Yu together with and LHC will officially have his own personal army of demon hunters all connected through the knights weirdly enough.

    • Evilage

      Thats me currently, the moment he took that attack for her my thoughts “oh shiat they are gonna end up together”

      • Jonathan Hurd

        It seems pretty funny that everyone of LHC’s teammates seems to fall in love with Knights. Some amazing draw to them I swear.

        • Robin

          Well, it is hard to resist the knight appeal when you have such a bright and tempting knight ideal in front of you everyday. And since Haochen is unavailable… why not looking somewhere else?

          • Luke Confidential

            That Knight Ideal is only so tempting for a mage, a typical priest, a summoner or a woman [and in Yuanyuan’s case, it absolutely must be a badass who can stand infront of her.]

            I rather like the idea that Sima and Han Yu might find links to other squads from the Mage or Priest temples.

          • Robin

            Would liven the whole matter up. Only knights won’t win the war.

    • Mercurious

      Well since LHC is not interested in a harem they have no other choice

  • Evilage

    Aaahh isnt it time for skele sensei or atleast hao yue to come and fuse with LHC? in this battle i doubt Ah’bao can handle LHC fused with Hao yue, he is barely surviving right now, being attack by everyone but who told him to charge into enemy lines, you reap what you sow

    • Luke Confidential

      A: Ah’Bao is gone nao, daddy came and saved him, his sister and the Moon God’s Heir.

      B: LHC fusing with Austin Griffon would almost certainly violate the 10,000 Internal Spiritual Energy cap.

  • leopold1983

    Will another power couple appear ! Zhang Fanfan and wang yuan yuan?

    • Robin

      I would like that. He is definately acting the hero for her. 😉

  • Fluctlight

    Ok… who will tell me the difference between 7th and 8th step ( not the sp difference , like the spiritual orifices between 5th and 6th step )?

    • Luke Confidential

      Have we even been told that?

      • Fluctlight

        Well I’ve read this thrice but I have mild hypermetropia so can’t say I wouldn’t miss it >.>

        • Robin

          I don’t think we already learned the difference between 7th and 8th step. I guess it will be told as soon as Haochen will near this evolution.

          • Fluctlight

            Thx robin , was gonna read this all over again… well might do it anyway.

          • Robin

            I am not 100% sure, I admit. but I thought about it and can’t remember a chapter where it was clearly stated what changes after the 7th step. Maybe one will be able to completely use Brilliant Body on his whole body. We learned about this ability relatively early but only learned about spiritual cavities when haochen started to develop them. So my guess is, we will experience the same with the next step as soon as Haochen or someone else reaches the bottleneck.

    • Brilliant Body.
      A technique enabling to transform the user’s body into an ‘elemental body’ thus bestowing a large elemental boost to his defensive and offensive power, from what I saw in the past uses of the ability (just supposing though)

      • Fluctlight

        I think brilliant body is a 7th step technique ..?not sure about it. Maybe full brilliant body ? Zhangfang as a peak 6th step could use it to some degree after all

        • Robin

          Yeah, the difference between 5th and 6th step is the formation of spiritual cavities which help to regain spiritual energy and raise the level. Beginning with the 7th step one can use Brilliant Body.

  • Captain127

    Damn has LHC finally bit off more than he can chew!?

  • Blaxus

    While everyone is staring blankly at LHC’s state, YeXiaolei finally becomes unsealed where , seeing the state he’s in, she proceeds to gift upon him a kiss of life, which almost makes Cai’er go apeshit. Not only does this kiss restore most of his life essence but surprising it also initialises the contract between the two!

    Come on author don’t fail me now!

    • Robin

      Hahahahahaha, I like the way you think.

  • Mercurious

    LHC has used sacrifice… Now we may get to see the goddess of nature herself and then yexiaolei accepts him as her master

  • Minhaz Rahman

    Sorry,

    • Robin

      For what?

      • Biggy35

        what I am asking is, were the spiritual stoves, and the 5 demon powerhouses worth getting 7 demon hunt squads getting destroyed?
        Don’t get wrong, I know LHC’s squad got a whole bunch of powerups, but did it come at the cost of the TA as a whole?

        • Robin

          It is hard to say if it was generally worth it. In my opinion, the Alliance messed up completely. What did they expect to happen when they sent 10 young and upcoming human powerhouses in the ring with ten demons? Did they expect things would end without one side being destroyed, with high odds in favor for the demons? That sounds arrogant and really shortsighted, as well as unrealistic.
          Long Haochen and company did what they could, but without him cheating with the Tower of Eternity, he and Cai’er would have been the only ones able to escape due to the spiritual pearls. But, no, I don’t think it was really worth it for the Alliance. And the gains of the 21st gg DHS and Zhang Fangfang are merely a small consolation.

          • tannar

            If LHC gets the legendary spiritual stove that could be considered a great win for the humans and then there’s only two more on the 21st DHS who need stoves so the rest could go to zhangs team after all only one in a thousand have a stove and if two teams all had spiritual stoves that could only be said to be a great asset for the humans and they could just reorganize the 7 DHS and salvage what they can from them after all the demons said they could conquer the hole continent with the legendary stove so if used against the demons could prove quite useful

          • Robin

            Yeah, strengthwise it is a great gain, and the broken DHSs could be reassembled. But still it is a heavy blow which would have been avoidable.

          • tannar

            True but they also didn’t know about the legendary stove or that the demons had ways to cheat the rules they prolly figured if they where listen to the rules there side could handle it but the TA will probably learn about the tower of eternity and what it can offer them so they lost some but also gained some plus we don’t know how kick ass that legendary stove is after all the demons were dead set to get it enough to start a war to get it plus few high rank demons who would be gods got knocked off that has to could for something

          • Robin

            Why do you think that they will learn about the Tower any time soon? Zhang Fangfang will surely stay silent. And the demons have caused so much disaster that the Alliance will surely not believe their claim when Haochen tells them different and is backed by Cai’er and Zhang Fangfang. I am sure this will remain a well kept secret.

          • tannar

            I don’t think they’ll believe that only three survivors did that much damage to the demons alone and how all the 21st DHS suddenly all got stoves and we don’t know what’s wrong with LHC him and Zhang might need healing as soon as possible plus caier can’t carry both of them alone to the outside not with how bad Zhang is but if they do its gonna be quite the story they tell might even get a award

          • Robin

            Well, the Alliance knows that Haochen is the Scion of Light and if he explains that he got help from the Illusory Paradise to eradicate the demons, it will be quite believable. They already know that the Paradise is able to eliminate every person in it when provoked, and the demons breaking the rules and slaughtering their way forward will be a valid reason for aggravating it. Remember the story of only one person returning alive after the outbreak of conflict and the changes in the illusory Paradise? Regarding the two injured, i guess Ye Xiaolei will do something for them after she awakens again. But to learn about this in detail, you will need to wait for the next chap. 😉

          • tannar

            The wait is so worth it but also so painful can only sit back and guess what happens but that makes it more surprising 🙂 next chapter might be even better than this one but I do wonder how it’ll turn out for the stoves the demons still had and how many they managed to keep

          • Robin

            It will be amazing, that is for sure. And luckily it is ready for release as soon as Toto is ready, or rather, as soon as he wakes up.
            Don’t you find the might of the DGE freaky as well? Being able to violently rip open the space of a godess of nature to save his little boy and company was rather unexpected.

          • tannar

            My thought was if he could do that why not just go get it himself but then again how he even know his boy gonna die but I bet the one Han quin was talking to outside about LHC is LHC old man but would have been nice if they did kill ahbao but then again he will prolly be his arch enemy and be all mad his wifey loves the guy who fucked him up more then him XD

          • Robin

            Good question, seems like he tracked the condition of his offspring just in case. He proabably waited for his son to find the ultimate stove and gave him a chance to get it himself. But just imagine what his son will be albe to tell him about Haochen when he returns. Isn’t that amazing? Just imagine his son describing Haochen in detail, maybe this will remind the DGE of something. And Haochen keeps gathering stuff the DGE wants: Haoyue, the stove, being the Scion of Light. It gets more and more tempting to capture him.
            I agree that Ah’Bao will proably turn into his archenemy. He is just the right strenght to ba a challenge, but not yet as strong and invincible as the DGE. And I sooo look forward to the development of the love triangle, although I don’t like the harem idea and doubt it will turn out that way. But onesided love is a probable development.
            You really think his dad is waiting for him out there?

          • tannar

            Probably just how his grand master was talking to him seemed like it wasn’t in a way you talk to just anybody but the DGE prolly gonna have a bird or wanna meet him after all he did say to the moon god he had interest in humans potential and wanted them to join the demons he either gonna try to claim him for himself or destroy him or see if he can smooth talk him into seeing things his way maybe even give him the god pillar maybe kinda a long shot

          • tannar

            But I don’t see Yue ye getting LTD he loves caier to much plus have a feeling his holy a tribute would sooner harm her if anything

          • Biggy35

            Here is a thought for the shippers. Yue Yue and Han Yu. Think about the parallels. Both their families are second in command of their respective sides. Both are under the control of one of the two OP characters (Han Yu = retainer and Yue Yue =Cai’er hostage). Both have no shot to be big shots but can be integral support characters.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I don’t know. Yue Ye doesn’t seem the type to settle or give up. The other thing to remember is that Cai’er eventually won LHC’s heart by helping him and sacrificing for him. He is faithful but there is always a chance someone can worm their way into his affections. I’m not saying the same place Cai’er is but she can get closer.

          • Biggy35

            I dont understand how Han Yu would be considered to be settling for the B team though. He still has the capacity to get to the 8th or 9th step, and with the folks he is surrounded by, that would be an easier task for him in comparison to others.

            Edit: god this got big.

          • Luke Confidential

            It got Long, just how Yue Ye and Cai’Er like it.

          • Robin

            And here we go again with your word games and bad jokes. 😛

          • Jonathan Hurd

            For why the DGE didn’t go himself I would say that is to keep this mission low key. It is much safer to let his son grab the stove and make it out because the TA wouldn’t know the true goal and they wouldn’t be able to stop the Demons return. As long as the Demons killed every human in there, there would also be no one to report the going down.

            If the DGE tries to break in himself the humans are definitely going to react and try to fight. Including the Demon God Slayers. The energy it takes to fight his way in and snatch Ye Xiaolei I think there would be a way higher chance for the DGE to be seriously injured here than he had back at the Exorcist Mountain Pass.

          • Robin

            I am curious if the outside will notice that something is amiss with the Illusory Paradise and that the DGE broke into it. Would be funny to see all the old guys panic…

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I don’t think there is anyway he can release the amount of power needed to break in and still manage to not be seen/sensed. Quite honestly now that they have all the demons who were sent in I don’t see any reason for them to stick around unless they want to brawl. Considering how many severely injured future powerhouses they have in tow though that seems unlikely. So I think they’re legging it now.

            I do admit I kind of want to see the Priest Temple guys face right now.

          • leopold1983

            Also we don’t know if DGE knew of the location. I think that he gave his son some relic or item or put a spell to protect his son weakness and when it activated it would also make a link with the DGE so that he could come and assist/save/avenge his son. As for it could be put again on his son or was a one in a lifetime use we can only guess.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Well considering the fact that LHC can connect to the Tower of Eternity it seems pretty clear that outside connections are possible. So it probably is some kind of item linking them. The DGE might have been skulking around just in case considering how important the item they want is and how high priority the people sent in are.

          • Robin

            I agree. And maybe to get the treasure out without need to take it away under the eyes of the Alliance after his son acquired it.

          • Biggy35

            are we getting another chapter today?

            I was thinking of sponsoring again, but am waiting to hold off for a bit. Under what circumstances do we get bonus chapters if we sponsor?

          • Robin

            Thanks for your sponsorship! Sadly double releases will probably still remain rare occasions and are only possible if toto has a lot of free time. In the end it still takes a lot of work to get a new chapter ready for release.

          • Luke Confidential

            So we aren’t getting a sponsored chapter today?

            Nuts T_T

          • Robin

            I don’t think so, but as said above, I am not completely sure.

          • Luke Confidential

            It was stated that the DGE is approaching the 1 Million Internal Spiritual Energy threshold of Divinity [or something to that effect.]

          • Luke Confidential

            This is only the second day. They have another day to rest before the Paradise will let them leave.

            Besides the human stove should have a means to save Zhang. She better 😛

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I would just like to say that calling the TA idiots might be a bit overly harsh on the Temple Alliances decision. They had no clue of some pretty key factors. The first was just how desperate the Demons were to get in and get something from this place. The second was that the demons actually had a way to suppress their energy. If they had known these factors and who the demons were sending in they would of never risked letting the demons go in the first place.

            In the alliances eyes they knew the demons and humans would fight. That is pretty obvious to both sides. Also if DHS captains fought against regular 6th step demons that would of been easily evenly match maybe preferring the humans. This tragedy just came about from a severe lack of information and foresight.

            Still it is fairly impressive that the human side managed to leave the kind of dent they did. Leading to the death of 2 successors and two other high ranking demons. As well as crippling two more and beating down the DGE’s successor is a result I don’t think they could of expected from a King or Emperor DHS.

          • Robin

            I don’t remember calling them idiots. But you can’t deny that the lack of foresight didn’t lead to all those deaths on the human side. I expected a clever maneuver from the demon side as soon as I heard about the plan to allow some demons entrance into the Paradise, and after thousands of years of interaction, the Alliance should be able to do the same.

            But yeah, it is indeed a great deed. The spoils of war will help the Alliance greatly!

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Oh I agree I think what really caused this downfall was overconfidence. The Priest Temple leader assumed wrongly that they had a better grasp on the Illusory Paradises workings than the demons did. On the other hand it is pretty hard to imagine the demons having a way to suppress their own power since I’m pretty sure that has never really come up before.

            The sad part is even if they knew all the details they would probably be forced to send the same force they did this time since they lack both the ability to suppress energy and the sheer amazing physical physiques of demons. The humans might of been more ready to work together and also cautious if they had known, but i’m not sure the result could of been different. It is quite honestly a miracle that they ended up with anyone alive and gaining something on the humans side considering what they were facing. In the end what will be most important is to learn from this and take it as a warning.

        • Kaarme

          Let’s not forget how many times it was mentioned in the previous chapters that returning empty-handed, in defeat, was not an option for these demons who were craftily far more powerful than they should have been. To add to the insult, they not only got defeated by much, much lesser foes but they also allowed the miracle stove to fall into the hands of the humans, and lastly they actually needed to get rescued! Unless they were all merely empty words, all of the surviving demons here will be utterly disgraced.

          Unless the Demon Emperor manages to keep everything secret, it will be a tough deal for him to sell this loser son of his as the potential next Emperor.

          Our Moon princess might be a bit better off since she’s an irregular in any case, spending her spare time trading with humans. So, she might not actually have any appropriate battle reputation to uphold in the first place.

    • leopold1983

      Don’t forget that they also got some crown heritage. One from the fiend descendant. Plus I don’t think the demonds had time to pick the one of the star clan desendant. So it’s gonna be 2 crown heritage demons shard and possibly 3 if the other lion was also a good lineage.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Technically there are 21 possible stoves if we count Ye Xiaolei. The demons managed to run off with 8 I believe and left behind the remaining 12 of the starting number.

      As for worth it on kills? I think so. True the Alliance has lost quite a few DHS captains of Commander grade, but the demons lost two successors and two high ranking demons. While it is difficult to become commander grade that didn’t really assure they could go higher so their cap might of been 6th or 7th step. Compared to the future 4th and I think 3rd Demon Gods as well as two other demons that were at least 7th or 8th steppers. That seems like a pretty good trade, imo. Admittedly a trade you never want to have to make, but one in humanities favor. It does take a while to nurture new Demon Hunters, but for demons the time and energy to produce and raise a new Successor is going to take even longer and be all the more arduous.

  • leopold1983

    There’s something I’m wondering. Well if I understood well. You have to pass a trial to bring back the stoves but you don’t necessarely need to fuse with it. And the trial will only trigger when you exit. LHC wanted to wait for the end of the IP 3 days so that everyone would be exited and sneakily make his squad go in the tower so that people wouldn’t know.
    But they would still have to report what happened in the IP.
    Well since the demonds side have cheated they may not be punished as the agreement was breached from both parties.

    Then I also don’t think that LHC team will fuse with all of the stoves I think maybe LHC and Cai’er may take 3 each to exit but some of the stove could be kept unfused so they could give one to Li xin for example due to their close relationship.

    Another thing is LHC can also combine stove to make new stove or stove evolve and if he fuse with xiaolei maybe with the comprehension of xiaolei he can exit with more stove on the trial.

    So in the end I’m still wondering how the stoves are gonna be split. It may not be evenly split nor even unfused.

    • Luke Confidential

      Or they might find a stove incompatible with any of them [ideal for… say… a water mage] and sell it on the open market for a ridiculous amount of Contribution Points.

      These things are typically considered ‘priceless’ after all.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I don’t think the author is probably going to give them a Spiritual Stove if he doesn’t intend for them to fuse with it personally. These things are just too rare for that so I’m guessing they will all be usable. If they are stuck with a stove no one can use I think its more likely they might trade it for a stove they can use rather than sell it since LHC’s team is not really in need of Contribution Points and these are just too valuable.

        • Luke Confidential

          Ehh, I *might* argue that point.

          Having a huge surplus of CP has saved this squad’s ass in the past and can continue to do so.

          They’re already bound to have a bare minimum of 1 stove per member, perhaps closer to an average of 2 stoves per member.

          There comes a tipping point where further upgrading gear [or funding yet greater alchemic research] may be of more use for the time being than going after another stove.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            True…. They might end up giving one to Zhang to give to his team. I do definitely think that more stoves is always a good thing. The thing to keep in mind though is the more you fuse with the higher chance you have for them interact badly inside of you. LHC is pretty good since Light Elemental Fairies are pretty easy to get along with and the Saint Spiritual Stove seems to help more than hinder his joining with stoves. I’m not sure that the other members(excluding Cai’er) can probably handle over three.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      While they do have a close relationship with Li Xin and her team they have sacrificed and risked waaaaay too much to give out a stove to her or her team. Also since shes a Knight any stove she can use could probably be used by Zhang or LHC.

      Also they are currently 8 humans (LHC’s 7 man team + Zhang Fangfang). with about 12 normal stoves to split and one Ye Xialoei potentially. So the people who haven’t gotten one yet are Zhang, Han Yu, LHC, and Cai’er currently. There are 8 stoves up in the air(not going to count Ye Xiaolei in this count since shes special). So I’m pretty sure each one of these guys is getting at least one so that brings the count down to four stoves. I think Zhang is definitely getting a second one for his efforts. LHC and Cai’er probably getting a second one as well since they have higher capacity. For the last stove I think LHC will get Ye Xiaolei so hes not getting getting a fourth. So I think it will be between Cai’er and Zhang…. I think they might give it to Zhang since their team is gaining 9 stoves from all this and he might be able to give one to his teammate. My guess is that the stove might be wind based and LHC will tell Zhang to give it to 5th brother to help him break through to the 6th step.

  • Luke Confidential

    Still no chapter huh T_T

    I’m sure Toto’s tired from the double chapter yesterday, but I’m reeeeeallly eager to see how LHC gets healed and what rewards are obtained [in addition to the four Spiritual Stoves whose effects have already been explained of course.]

    • Biggy35

      The chapter where they get the rewards after a fight are usually my favorites.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Ditto.

    • Robin

      I am not sure if the chapter count above is not only the result of a forgotten reset. If you follow the link to the queue, it says zero. I am not sure where the mistake lies.

      • Luke Confidential

        Thanks. Hope springs eternal, but waiting always sucks lol.

        • Robin

          I know. But maybe it will still be a faster release.

    • Marko Bandur

      Consider that we had 3chapter in 24h, 329release, 12/14h after chap330, and 10h after the 330 we got 331, even if 332 is sponsored i think we got a lot of chapter for just one friday
      I also think its an error of the queue, and im also addicted to this story, so i hope it will be out, but i dnt think so , i think the 1chap sponsored is in fact the 331, in the donation tab, theres no chapter in queue

    • Sorry about that, but I indeed forgot to update in the site. I modified the system by removing the associated doc to avoid having this happen again. From now on, I will just edit directly every details in the right side of the site

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Erebus

    Thanks muchly!