Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 344

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 344: Ten Devil Dragon Crystals (III)

It was the interest the Demon God Emperor had in Haoyue that concerned Long Haochen the most. He was almost certain that Haoyue was the one the Demon God Emperor had been looking for when he had come to Exorcist City.

By making a connection with the fact that the Demon God Emperor was looking to obtain a Godhead this time, Long Haochen couldn’t help but think: Could it be that Haoyue also has a Godhead? However, he rapidly shoved this thought away, as this would really be beyond belief.

With a glint of purple light, a feeling of reality hit him, and Long Haochen immediately used a Holy Mantle enveloping him inside.

This was already not the first time he was coming to this world, and he remembered about the muddy atmosphere here. If the Illusory Shrine could be called the entrance to the Illusory Paradise, this place full of black and red could simply be called hell.

Right after appearing, Long Haochen sensed a dense killing intent, stirring relentlessly right before him. It was Haoyue.

At that moment, Haoyue’s entire body was clouded in dense purple light. His three heads were raised, but all his eyes were closed, as he kept chanting some incantation. One could feel that the surrounding muddy natural energies were rushing to Haoyue’s side, turning into dots of shimmering purple brilliances, entering Haoyue’s body after passing through that purple light that surrounded his body.

Compared to before, the current Haoyue was even taller, almost reaching eight meters in length, and his whole body had become more robust. On his back, the two high peaks were even longer, both assuming a triangular shape. The greatest change was however on his head. The bulge on the left side of his three large heads was reaching the size of his other three heads and the same went for the bulge on the right side.

“My good brother, I came. Do your best to evolve, and leave the rest to me.” Saying that, Long Haochen turned around to face the the outside.

This evolution of Haoyue took place in a cave again, but he couldn’t help but feel startled just by arriving at its entrance.

The place Haoyue chose to evolve was similar to the one from last time, once again halfway in a mountain showing traces of splitting. He should have been the one who made it.

The sky was pitch-black, and not even a single star could be seen. In the air were some rich clouds of darkness and fire element, while the traces of other elements were extremely heterogeneous and dispersed, not close to the former types in quantity.

As far as the eye could see, the ground was covered in countless cracks. Some streams of magma could even be seen.

In the end, it was just that kind of world! The deathly stillness aside, Long Haochen didn’t feel any living presence. Spreading out his senses, he got the good news that at least for now, no enemy was closing in. After his awakening, Long Haochen could spread his senses in a large range even in a place so full of deathly stillness.

After a short time of reflection, Long Haochen attempted to see whether he could meet up with his mates in the Tower of Eternity.

A fantastic change occurred when he poured his spiritual energy into the Eternal Melody. Sensing that he could directly transport himself to the Tower of Eternity, he wasn’t affected by the ties of time here anymore. But more importantly, he noticed to his surprise that he could actually sense the location of his comrades in the Tower of Eternity, and directly transport them here.

The surprise this change caused him made his face beam with joy. Such a change would undoubtedly marginally increase their chances of survival. Furthermore, after the appearance of this change in the Eternal Melody, he didn’t have to worry about the fact of summoning Cai’er to his side anymore. This was because after Haoyue would complete his evolution, he could simply follow Haoyue, but the comrades he would bring here would need to pass through the Tower of Eternity to return. Long Haochen’s connection with the Tower of Eternity didn’t require any cooldown time anymore, and based on his calculation, there would be only a need for half an hour of wait after bringing someone here, and this time could be accumulated.

Right at that time, Long Haochen sensed something. Looking afar, he saw a large amount of the same black skeletons, which he previously had encountered, heading in his direction.

Seeing that large army of skeletons, Long Haochen couldn’t help but remember the words of that lich he had encountered. At that time, although he had felt very tense, he still had devoted all his body and mind to the protection of Haoyue. But afterwards he had had to participate in the rest of the competition, which didn’t leave him the time to give those words more thought. However, given his astonishing memory, he now remembered those words, he had been told at that time. Thinking of it, this scene appeared by itself in Long Haochen’s mind.

At that time, the lich had said, “No, what you are protecting is the reincarnation of the devil, the creator of our dark and fiery world. His existence is precisely the reason why our world is like this. Our world is broken down and magma is flowing from the Earth. Countless species became extinct all because of him. The strong have already escaped, the less fortunate all became undead, and now, only the undead can exist in this accursed world. I do not know how you came here, but your holy aura disgusts me and your actions anger me even more. I will give you one more chance to return to your world right now. Now that the devil, Austin Griffin, appeared in my territory, even if I am just a lich, I must kill him. Otherwise, who knows what other miseries his restoration will bring to our world?”

A reincarnated Devil King? The evil maker of darkness and fire? And it would be because of Haoyue that this world changed into this hell?

This was far too inconceivable. Long Haochen flung back his own head with his full strength. No matter what, he couldn’t believe in the words that lich had said at that time. And then, he loathed himself for having let his trust toward Haoyue be swayed.

He still remembered clearly that at the time they met each other at the Knights’ Sacred Mountain, Haoyue had been covered all over with cuts and bruises when he was summoned. Then, he had had to use his own blood to protect Haoyue’s life. But in the same way, without Haoyue, he would probably also have already died on the battlefield. During these years, Haoyue had always been accompanying him, and could be said to be the being closest to his heart, except for his parents. Even Cai’er hadn’t been with him for such as long as Haoyue did. Long Haochen never had regarded Haoyue as his mount, but as his little brother, his most precious little brother.

On the basis of his trust toward his little brother, Long Haochen rapidly let the doubts go and became filled with resolution. Would he really rather trust an enemy over his own brother? No way.

Upon thinking this, he immediately felt peaceful, and only battle intent remained in his eyes.

Right at that time, a blurry figure started to float from afar. It advanced towards the army of skeletons and pushed forward.

Those black shapes, whose eyes were glinting with green flames, weren’t those liches? Long Haochen counted a total of twelve liches, and as they approached, he found out that the skeletons underneath were different from the last time.

During his last visit here, the skeletons he had encountered only had had the size of ordinary humans, but their attack and defense had been very lacking. But this time, the skeletons were all close to two meters tall, and although they were as before all black, they were a lot more robust, and carried in their hand some sword-like weapons made of bone.

Without a doubt, these strengthened skeletons were controlled by the dozen liches floating in the sky. As long as these liches were killed, the skeletons underneath were bound to cease being a threat.

However, Long Haochen didn’t move hastily. Retreating to the entrance of the cave, he let out a golden glint and Yating came out, floating in midair.

Sensing the surrounding environment, Yating immediately pursed her lips, “Master, this place is really filthy!” Arriving into such a hellish place soon after leaving the Illusory Paradise, it would be rather strange if she would be pleased.

Long Haochen said in a grave tone, “This is the world where Haoyue came from. He is in a crucial step of his evolution, so we’ll have to protect him. Return to your strongest form, the battle is going to start soon.”

“Ok.” A deep golden brilliance spread out from Yating’s body, and with a golden glint, she returned back to her form as a girl, whose soft golden brilliance mixed with Long Haochen’s, completing one another well. Immediately afterwards, they sensed a cozy and transparent feeling brought by this holy light.

The skeletons were drawing closer and closer, while those twelve liches floated at a distance of two hundred meters from the cave.

Moss green flames pulsed in the eyes of the liches who were chanting incantations without stopping. Black or grey brilliances sprayed out from the sky to the skeletons, and immediately, the skeletons visibly gained in speed, and even their aura became strengthened from that.

In his left hand was the Glorious Holy Shield and in his right hand was Bright Discipline, as Long Haochen advanced slightly, creating some distance between the entrance of the cave and himself. As he shot a cold glance to the twelve liches, he made preparations for the battle.

Finally, the first skeleton reached out, dashed at a great speed and aimed its bone blade at Long Haochen’s head.

Having battled so many times against the skeletons during the trials in the Tower of Eternity, Long Haochen didn’t feel any pressure from those black skeletons. After holding up Bright Discipline in his right hand in a blocking motion, he crashed the bone sword easily into fragments with a fast downwards slash. A mysterious golden arc was then drawn on the chest of the skeleton, after which its body was smashed to pieces.

This time, even more skeletons were approaching, heading toward the direction of Long Haochen.

Sweeping his sword with a Light Thorn, he let out a golden radiance that spread out in a circular trajectory over ten meters in diameter. In the scope of that golden light, all the black skeletons were cut in two, and the holy light carrying a sacred breath instantly destroyed their soulfire.

After completing his awakening as a god’s chosen one, Long Haochen’s originally internal spiritual energy of pure holy light element did not only gain even greater sacred effects, but also became even more compressed. It was the same for Lin Xin who had obtained the Spiritual Stove of Heart of Flames; his light properties had gained a qualitative change, restraining all these undeads of darkness attribute.

  • Ragnarok

    Thanks for the chap. Exorzist Mountain Pass?

  • cloverdark

    Thanks for the chap.
    And regular episodes? because so far are only sponsored chapters

    • That’s also why you’re getting daily releases, because the normal pace is one every two/three days. Well, if the sponsor wants that, I can from times to times also do a standard chapter in the middle of his queue, and handle his sponsored chapter after that; I’d be okay with that, but I don’t think that’s the reason why he sponsored a chapter, and I believe that it would be a pretty irresponsible behavior from me despite promising the release within 24h.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Keep up the good work Toto! Also I would just like to say lets not be too greedy here. A chapter a day can keep the boredom away…..

        Okay terrible puns aside, the point of sponsored chapters is they are done in place of waiting for a normal one. The pace we’re getting the story is already pretty impressive. If we push Toto too hard that could lead to burn out then we get no chapters. So I would say lets enjoy what we’ve got and be thankful to those who spend their time translating and those kind enough to donate to help them.

  • Baem LN

    Thanks for the chapter, Toto and sponsor!

  • dreamer

    Thanks for the great chapter toto and sponsor.

    Future Haoyue figure will likely look like this:
    – almost reaching eight meters in length (about 3 times the length of an average alligator)
    – On his back, the two high peaks were even longer, both assuming a triangular shape (get a pair of wings)
    – another 2 head = 2 new element

    Lets play the guessing game…
    Currently he has fire, light, and wind
    Known element so far other than those 3 are
    1. Ice (Li Xin friend at hao yue city + Cai’er’s mother)
    2. Water (BRHL)
    3. Earth (tournament arc/forgot his name)
    4. Plant (tournament arc/Bai Xiaomo)
    5. Spacial (WYY +Yi Jun)
    6. Death (Cai’er)
    7. Nature (IP arc/Ye Xiaolei)
    8. Thunder (Sima’s new stove)
    9. Dark (demons)

    I put my bet on water and earth because avatar series XD.
    What yours?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I’m just going to say I freaking called wings quite a few chapters back, :P. Freaking so happy about that. Hao Yue is going to look more and more like a bad ass dragon hydra, imo.

      As far as height goes I think he is going to be a bit bigger than just eight meters by the time he is done. I am willing to guess he will stop at 12 meters.

      For elements I think Water and Ice can be rolled into one. Same for the Nature and plants. For his new heads I am thinking Water and Earth as well since those are still base elements and counter fire and wind most likely so kind of balances out his current heads a bit. I could also potentially see him getting Lightening this time around. I feel like death/life are probably going to be the last if he is going to get them and spacial will probably be just before those two.

      • Evilage

        Hydra…. captian america is hydra now, he is gonna awaken the head of super humans!

      • Luke Confidential

        You’re thinking too small Jon.

        This is the Dragon of the Apocalypse we’re talking about here.

        I’m thinking maybe 100 meters or so.

        • dreamer

          I think he mean 12 meter after this evolution.
          Since his body grow exponentialy after every evolution. Maybe over 100 meter after all 9 head appear is still posible.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Going to 100 with just this evolution seems like maybe a little too much of a leap. Though what would be amazing to watch is LHC trying to hide Hao Yue from the DGE after he has reached that size, lol.

          • Luke Confidential

            Oh, you were specifically referring to this evolution. I was referring to his Final Form.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Final form…. Fuck yeah a hundred!

    • Erebus

      Well, it’s likely that he’ll have nine heads by the end of everything given the contract mark, no? So he’ll prolly get most of these eventually… Unfortunately, it’s likely to go weakest to strongest, so water earth is indeed the most likely for the next pair of heads.
      Hard to say if he’ll ever get dark though, due to it being his original innate element that was changed with LHC’s blood so he could survive… That probably also changed his devilish personality some too. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see. Hope the evolution isn’t too too long an arc though.

      • dreamer

        Yeah, most likely true. The important point is he now has a body big enough for everyone and will be able to fly while carrying a whole team.
        + they can hide in tower of eternity when they’re in a great danger or trying to avoid unessary battle in spying mission

        While its true that he had dark innate element, I don’t think dark element is imposible. Since he is after all the reincarnation of the devil living in the dark elemental world. So he probably save the dark head for last.

        • Erebus

          It’s possible, though I feel there needs to be some kind of fundamental change in him from when he was Austin Griffin or whatever the name was. Something ‘redeeming’ or whatnot. Either way, it shall be interesting to see.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair we’re not 100% clear on how his reincarnations work. It could be that he keeps his memories and personality each reincarnation or they are new with each rebirth and what is passed on is simply the power. It could be that the previous incarnation of Austin Griffin destroyed this world then couldn’t the newest incarnation save it?

            The other thing is we still haven’t had anyone truly confirm it was Austin Griffin who did the deed. The Litch seemed a little too low on the totem pole to really understand the full story and even the DGE told the Moon Demon God its complicated. Adding the portal that let the demons escape there is probably more to the worlds destruction than we currently know.

    • Psyside

      I ma say water too. Maybe he gets healing with it? Cos water spells do count as support spells as i recall in most games and fantasy. And that will help a lot since they are weak with the whole support thing

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Mercurious

    The gods chosen and the reincarnation of the devil…. A pair made in heaven… Man I need more!!!!

  • Mercurious

    Maybe rest of the crystals owned by haochen will be devoured by hao yue

    • Erebus

      At least one need be kept for the pig.

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Miluska Macedo

    Thanks for the chapter Toto and sponsors!

  • Erebus

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Psyside

    Can you guys imagine how strong the elemental combo attack will be if he gets another head/element.
    Also considering hes a dragon. Wings WHEN!!! Make the Mofo Fly

    • dreamer

      Yeah. But this time not 1 but 2. If 3 head can slaughter cavalry of 30 fiend demon that consist of 5th step with 1 leader of 6 step. Then we can more or less guess how much stronger he will be with 5 head.

      Well currently the wings are about to appear right? The triangular shape on his back.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        He has admittedly destroyed quite a few 7th step demons by focusing the full force of Elemental Discord into a smaller point. That was also even before he started hitting the top of the 5th step. Think what he can do as a 6th step with those two more heads…. mwhahahahahahahaha!

      • Psyside

        You persume its 2 heads this time you dont know its 2.

        • dreamer

          Well, since everyone agreed that HY is a 9 headed dragon and this sentence from this chapter.

          The bulge on the left side of his three large heads was reaching the size of his other three heads and the same went for the bulge on the right side.

          Do you asume that one of the bulge that appear at the side of his heads with the size about the same of his 3 heads is not a head?

      • Psyside

        I think its gonna be 1 head. Beacuse of how it was said that creatures progress. And considering how much it takes to grow just 1 head and that he has grown them 1by1 so far

        • dreamer

          Then please kindly explain this sentence from the chapter.

          The bulge on the left side of his three large heads was reaching the size of his other three heads and the same went for the bulge on the right side.

          Will it become 4 head 5 neck? That will be creepy. Beside, 4 is unlucky number in chinese like 13 for western. So it won’t be too much of a surprise if the author skip the 4 headed stage.

          • Psyside

            Im thinking those may be the wings. Or it could be like he was at the begining when LHC summoned him. Before little light sprouted there was a bolgue like that. So he may sprout one heas now and the other very soon. Or as you said 2 heads at once. We will see wich one will happen

  • Anjali Tadvi

    It’s not opening showing error😞

  • Jonathan Hurd

    So I just had a thought. If LHC’s guess is correct and Hao Yue does actually own a godhead. What would happen if LHC and Hao Yue both reach the peak of the 9th step and then fused…. Wouldn’t that mean LHC has fused with a god head from a different world allowing him to break into the level of a unrestrained god. Part of me wishes he leveled faster so I can see that sooner and another part of me knows we would never appreciate his struggles if he did, lol.

    Also does anyone else find it funny that LHC is now basically gaining the assets to be his own Demon Hunt Squad. He as the Vanguard, Hao Yue is the mage, and now he has Yating for priest responsibilities…. Now all he needs to do is finally summon some gosh darn skeletons and he can have assassin’s and supports!

    • Luke Confidential

      Yating is more than pure priest, she’s closer to a Battle Priest [somewhere between a Priest and a Knight, but without Sima’s limitations.]

      Bear in mind she has fused with Blue Rain Hibiscus of Light. There’s no reason at this point to suspect she can’t wield it proficiently while performing priestly duties.

      She even explicitly stated she was less powerful in her smaller form, and I can’t think of a reason her magic would weaken from shrinking in size. The only conclusion I can reach is that she has a reasonable degree [perhaps comparable to an average axe warrior of LHC’s cultivation] of Melee Prowess.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        She shrunk into the little form because LHC was uncomforatable with the way she looks being near Cai’er.

        What keeps popping in my head with her holding the sword now is a Lady in the Lake kind of thing. Maybe we should start calling Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light Excalibur now.

        • Luke Confidential

          Yes she did, and when she did she lamented being weaker in her smaller form and LHC said ‘You can always change back into your larger form when needed.’

          It was even highlighted right here in this chapter with LHC’s command to Yating: ‘Return to your strongest form.’

          I agree, we should call it Excalibur from now onward. Far shorter and simpler name. ALSO! Think about it’s elemental attributes, Water and Light. Excalibur came from the water and one of its most common qualities in the source material is radiating blinding light.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To also be fair LHC is a Knight… hmm. If we take LHC as King Arthur since he has the sword and chosen by god… Then his knights of the round table could be considered all the Knights from those demon hunt squads that are becoming his subordinates…

          • Luke Confidential

            And his Retainer ‘Knights’ [one of whom is a Priest.]

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Well we all know in our hearts Sima is a Knight. A really really really stupid knight…. Not forgiving him for not learning the darn eyes of truth the moron T.T.

      • Marko Bandur

        She dnt fuse with the sword, the sword is inside her
        Its a lot different guys
        The sword placed itself into the saint spiritual stove which have the form of a cup
        Considering the fusion of LHC two stoves, now the sword is placed inside yating, but its still LHC its owner, if the sword finished to assemble , i suppose LHC can summon it anytime

        Now im curious about what kind of benefit the saint spiritual stove have gained at the cost of changing its owner from LHC to yating, and also i wanna see if lhc can still use its power if yating stays inside his body, or lhc will try to acquire a second saint spiritual stove for himself, if its possible to assimilate a second identical stove inside the same body

        • Luke Confidential

          Can you quote the relevant text? I was sure I read it state the sword became part of her.

          That doesn’t make it no longer LHC’s possession, she’s part of him as well.

          • Marko Bandur

            The Saint Spiritual Stove was in comparison visibly weaker than Yating. Its attractive ability had been similarly absorbed by Yating, and even Long Haochen’s broken Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light was now incorporated into Yating’s body. Even if it got restored in the future, Long Haochen would need Yating to hand it to him to use it.

            The case Long Haochen had worried over still happened, and the attractive ability of the Saint Spiritual Stove changed in the process of fusion, becoming a part of Yating’s abilities.

            Chapter 339

          • Luke Confidential

            Thanks 🙂

    • Psyside

      I think that hao yue is a god already or something like that(Since it takes the power of a god to make a whole dimension Hell). And because of the blood pact i think LHC wont be bound by the world if he hits 1 mil.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I can dream damnit! I can dream! I will say this story is the biggest cocktease ever T.T….

  • Jonathan Hurd

    I will just say this…. Just 12 litches? Throw more at him you stupid undead you need to force him to summon Skeletons! I need two opposing army of skeletons clashing against each other like waves! Be like Total War series, but more awesome since LHC is in it.

    • JJay

      I wasn’t even thinking about that!!… It would certainly be the occasion to pull out an army of his own… I can’t wait for this to happen… because it is the only situation that I could think to see LHC being desperate enough to need more help and accepting the necromancer ways…

  • Zeth

    Thank ,you very much Totobro and Leopold!

  • ZaX

    Imagine how shocked those liches would be if he could summon holy skeletons to face up against them. Thanks for the chapter

    • Luke Confidential

      He can. Hopefully he will.

  • Luke Confidential

    So, is anybody else hoping Yating’s a decent badass with the sword now?

    • Psyside

      The sword is broken at the moment. Broke with the fight when lhc hit ahbao

      • Luke Confidential

        Carefully read the part where LHC fused his stoves. I may have misread, but I believe the sword was healed when it became part of Yating [who is herself presently a part of LHC of course.]

        • Psyside

          It said that If it heals one day yating will have to give it to him. IT will heal but not yet basically

          • Luke Confidential

            Ah, thanks for pointing that out. No Excalibur maiden for this fight.

            I still believe that- in it’s broken state though it may be – it is fused with her. Though if you can quote text to prove me wrong I’d appreciate it.

          • Marko Bandur

            If a tool can fuse with stoves, then why the eternal melody hasnt fused also?
            It can be a divine tool, but is still a tool like the sword, just more op at this time

            So im still gonna say the sword just resides into yating, like before resided into the saint spiritual stove and no more

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Kind of waiting for LHC to get it back in his hands honestly. Wonder what will happen to the Dual Dragons of Light and Water after they have now fused with her.

      Also he doesn’t have a second sword for his Retribution Knight skills T.T.

  • Marko Bandur

    Thanks for the double chapter toto
    It was really awesome

    Btw guys, someone remember if LHC took the 1000spiritual energy pill after the the battle in the soutern mountain city? Coz he cnt take it when he was in a bottleneck, so had to wait until he reached the 6th step. I only remember the pill was mentioned after his recover, but if he already took it, then, the author calculated wrong again the ISE of our main character, and this time have wasted 1000ISE and an unique use item for is bad math xD

    If LHC still have to take it, then when he gets back to holy city, he will reach 8k ISE like nothing lol

    • Psyside

      He already took the pill

      • Marko Bandur

        Lol i hope the author forget it and let he take another one then xD
        Like it is now, main character wasted an unique use item xD

        • Psyside

          No he took it after he broke trough sixt step it wasnt a waste

          • Marko Bandur

            Then the author have to say lhc is around 8000ISE after the illusory paradise, not 7000…
            Or at least almost 8000, thanks to xiaolei boost and the awakening, so lhc wasted the pill or got 0 ISE from the fights and the awakening

          • Psyside

            he hit 6k got the pill then did 7k then a small boost but i get what you mean. It happens some times writer forgets his numbers xD

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter!