Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 352

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 352: A Million Contribution Points (I)

After his forceful evolution, Haoyue’s scales gained thickness, and faintly glowed in a dark purple. His strong and sharp tail gained a conical bulge too, and just by lying down, he faintly radiated a feeling of deterrence. According to Long Haochen’s estimate, the current Haoyue reached the sixth step and controlled four elements, since Little Blue belonged to the water element.

“Haoyue, could there be undead creatures waiting for us when we return to your world?” Long Haochen asked Haoyue.

Closing the eyes on his four heads, Haoyue shook his head as he looked at Long Haochen. But in the meantime Long Haochen could feel the wrath originating from him.

Haoyue’s anger was extremely fierce, to the extent that even Long Haochen was wary of it.

Haoyue’s anger actually was accompanied by contempt and humiliation. His contempt was directed at the undead and his humiliation resulted from the fact that they dared to harm him.

Long Haochen stroke Little Light’s head, saying with a smile, “Don’t be angry. In the future, when we will be more powerful, there will be nothing to fear. This time, it is my fault. If I hadn’t had my awakening, you wouldn’t have been troubled to such an extent.”

Consoled by Long Haochen, Haoyue finally calmed down, gathering his four heads together to rub them against him. Like that, he regained a peaceful look.

“Since there’s no danger there, let’s go then.” Long Haochen activated the Eternal Melody and returned with Haoyue to their original place.

With a flash of golden light, their line of sight became clear, and Long Haochen couldn’t help but let out a breath of relief.

The place where Haoyue and him appeared actually surpassed thirty meters in width; it was a hole of several hundred diameters depth. It was surrounded by charred darkness. The original mountain shape and cave were totally indiscernible.

However, just like Haoyue sensed it before, this place was empty of any undead.

Raising his four heads simultaneously, Haoyue emitted a formless awe-inspiring presence, spreading to the surrounding.

His four heads uttered resonant bellows at the same time. It was as if his mood was leaking out, and he was telling the world, I will be back.

In a purple glint of light enveloping both Long Haochen and him, the transporting contract was triggered, and the two of them returned to the underground of the Priest Temple.

Long Haochen didn’t dare to neglect the others, therefore, he immediately called them out from the Tower of Eternity. After doing that, he finally could take a breather.

This trip to the Southern Mountain’s City could simply be called a thriller, be it for Long Haochen himself or his whole 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad, who encountered some unprecedented crisis.

It had been even more dangerous than the time they went on their mission to the Desolate Hissing Cavern.

But similarly, their benefits from this trip were immense. To say nothing of their gains in contribution points, the most important gain were their spiritual stoves. Everyone gained spiritual stoves compatible with themselves, and except for Wang Yuanyuan, everyone completed a fusion of spiritual stoves.

On the third day after their return, Sima Xian came back to his senses. Although his wounds were still severe, he finally had recovered under Han Yu and Yating’s healing.

This guy gave his own fused spiritual stove a domineering name, calling it Thunder God Spiritual Stove.

The results of fusion of Chen Ying’er’s spiritual stoves was given the name of Spiritual Stove of Duplicating Light.

Their two spiritual stoves had their own characteristics, and both were extremely powerful existences. In terms of power, they would show their uses during the future battles.

After this military deployment, the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad could be said to have reached the strength level of a commander grade Demon Hunt Squad, and quite a powerful one at that.

The large part of reinforcements from the Alliance finally arrived, which signified the end of the crisis inflicted to the Southern Mountain’s City. The demon army had retreated long ago, and on the surface, it looked as if the demons suffered large losses, having lost several successors of demon gods, but was this really the case? At least, Long Haochen didn’t think so. This was something he could see through the pact linking him to Ye Xiaolei. As for the details on this pact, even his teammates didn’t know.

“Is Captain Long here?” Someone knocked on the door, while Long Haochen was thinking about everything that had happened in the Illusory Paradise.

After seven days of rest, he was finally back to normal, and the weak feeling from the use of Soul Ignition had disappeared.

Opening the door, Long Haochen faced Zhang Fangfang who was paying them a visit.

“No need for to be so formal, Brother Zhang. You are my senior, and can just call me by my name.” Long Haochen said with a smile.

Zhang Fangfang sat on the sofa, replying with a smile, “Okay, then I’ll call you Haochen. Haochen, what are your plans for the following days?”

Long Haochen shook his head, “We plan on returning to Holy City to have some rest. You should know well that we gained quite a lot from this trip, but because many of our abilities are newly-obtained, we need some training to familiarize with each other to bring out the best of our fighting strength. At the same time, we plan on returning to the Alliance to get promoted to commander grade, so we can receive more difficult missions.”

Zhang Fangfang revealed some unconcealed admiration, “You are really the most talented Demon Hunt Squad I have ever gotten to see. If I were to have the choice, I’d even be willing to be your retainer knight in the same way as Han Yu.”

Long Haochen smiled at him, “You are joking Brother Zhang. This time, you managed to break through to the seventh step, and your team also obtained enough contribution points to easily rise to the commander grade, since it seems to me that if someone in a team reaches a whole level above the requirement, the promotion of the Demon Hunt Squad would be less expensive.”

Zhang Fangfang revealed a bitter smile, “That’s right! In bad luck, no one can match our team. I don’t even dare use our contribution points to raise our grade. It’s fortunate that the contact with your light essence helped me break through the threshold of the seventh step. At long last, we can go up to the commander grade. Haochen, I won’t say thank you, but rather, if in the future there is anything we can do to help, as long as it is something I can do, I won’t decline.”

“Okay.” Long Haochen didn’t become too formal and simply agreed. Demon Hunt Squads taking watch over each other was after all a natural matter.

Zhang Fangfang said next, “Since you are also planning to return to Holy City, how about setting off together with us? We also plan on returning to directly promote our grade.”

“Okay, how about tomorrow then?”

After obtaining Long Haochen’s positive reply, Zhang Fangfang clearly looked happy, and they kept chatting for a bit before he took his leave.

Long Haochen closed the door, and Cai’er who stayed in the background all along came out, telling him with a smile, “Did you notice?”

Long Haochen was startled, “What is there to notice?”

Cai’er continued happily, “This Zhang Fangfang has taken a fancy to Yuanyuan. Don’t tell me you didn’t notice that?”

“What?” Long Haochen looked blank, “Are you saying that Brother Zhang and Yuanyuan… But it’s impossible; have you forgotten about what Yuanyuan said before?”

It was only in the presence of Long Haochen that Cai’er showed such an expressive self. Making a grimace to him, she said next, “Can you really believe those words? Those were clearly said on purpose to tell us that she is not interested in the other guys of our team. Don’t believe her and Ying’er’s firm front. Actually, they are just extremely stubborn. When I was in a coma after the battle in the Southern Mountain’s City, I accidentally heard Ying’er ask about the situation of Captain Yang Wenzhao.”

In a flash, Long Haochen replied, “Oh, so it turned out that way. We shouldn’t butt in this, just let nature take it’s course as it should. Things are good as long as they act with accordance to their own feelings.”

Cai’er suddenly said next, “Unless the situation requires it, you are not allowed to let Yating show her true form. Just need to have her shrink to the same small form as before.”

Long Haochen declared with a bitter smile, “I was afraid of you misunderstanding. That’s why I didn’t dare tell you before.”

Cai’er smiled, responding, “Mistaking about what? She’s a light fairy; even if she has a physical body, she’s still an entity made of energy. Why would I misunderstand anything?”

Long Haochen asked with a start, “Then, why do you want her to stay shrunk?”

Cai’er replied, “That’s not the same. Just look at how light her clothes are. You’re always staring at her; if I let you stay this way, you’ll be corrupted from bad examples.”

Long Haochen revealed a smile, “Then, you can also put on that kind of clothes for me to see. I want to see if you will be corrupted by these examples as well?”

“Pah, you have really been corrupted!” In the instant Long Haochen drew closer to Cai’er, she dodged.

Ever since the charming scene in the Illusory Paradise, Cai’er was never willing to share a bed with Long Haochen. At most, the two of them would be sitting close to each other while cultivating. Long Haochen didn’t pressure her in the matter. Actually, even he didn’t sleep in Cai’er’s arms in the same way as in the past.

The matter of that day made them realize that they weren’t little kids anymore, and in spite of the well being of their couple, they were still in the end not officially engaged, and Long Haochen was afraid of harming Cai’er, while Cai’er felt embarrassed. Even the two of them didn’t know for how long this would keep going on.

Long Haochen and Zhang Fangfang’s Demon Hunt Squads were actually not the only ones returning to Holy City. The 22nd general Demon Hunt Squad formed of Luc Xi’s group, as well as the Demon Hunt Squads led by Yang Wenzhao and Duan Yi also returned along with them.

On their way, these few Demon Hunt Squads could be said to have scattered and mixed up quite a bit. On one side, Lin Xin amiably went running off to the side of Luc Xi’s group, accompanying Li Xin, while Long Haochen’s group was joined by two uninvited guests, Zhang Fangfang and Yang Wenzhao.

As an earnest, sincere and rather guileless man, there wasn’t much to say about Zhang Fangfang, who just kept following Wang Yuanyuan closely every day. No matter what Wang Yuanyuan did to drive him away, he remained smiling and silent, only following her quietly. Thus Wang Yuanyuan also remained silent, only letting him follow her.

Yang Wenzhao seemed determined to win Chen Ying’er, and would frequently act more politely than Zhang Fangfang, bringing tasty food or interesting stuff to Chen Ying’er.

Chen Ying’er didn’t go on a fake act, simply accepting his gifts.

Long Haochen and Cai’er rarely had the occasion to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere together on this trip. Long Haochen didn’t restrict his comrades in any way either, because he clearly knew that after returning to Holy City, the following days would be spent cultivating in seclusion for all of them. Giving everyone a rare chance to relax would surely have good effects on their future cultivation. It was simply not necessary to say this to the others.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Thank you for the chapter Toto,:D.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    This chapter is just freaking adorable, :D. The Ships are sailing! Hao Yue is going to need to fight before his woman gets taken by Yang Whenzhao it looks like.

    • Luke Confidential

      I see no signs that there’s any danger of that. She’s just politely accepting what the weaknight gives her without even playing along with him.

      Methinks Ying-er is the type who likes to be under the wing of a very strong-willed man who might care for her but doesn’t pander to her.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I think you mean Very Strong Willed Men :D. Or is she going to directly marry one head and just be in a intimate relationship with the rest?

        • Luke Confidential

          I mean man as her initial thought in her head, but it ends up being men.

          Likely multiple separate men [Nine I think? Did we ever figure out 100% for sure how many heads he ends with?] once Austin Griffon reaches the 10th rank and gains the ability to obtain human form and separate into his separate selves.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair most of us have been going off the connection between the Pact Mark on LHC’s forehead and the number of heads. There are nine corners of the mark and every time Hao Yue gained a head another corner lit up so the assumption is 9 heads.

            I kind of feel like Hao Yue might get the ability to take on a human form before 10th step. Kind of like how the Black Dragons can reduce their body size. I think that will mainly come from a need of convenience when Hao Yue gets over 20 meters, imo. Otherwise traveling with him will be a bitch, lol.

          • Robin

            I am also fond of the 9 pointed mark – 9 heads theory. But I am not so sure about him turning into a human. I basically rather doubt it. It was enhanced that each head has its own personality. If he became human, which would he possess? He surely won’t have several heads as a human and having a split personality with different personas fighting for control and supremacy sounds silly and out of plot.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Yeah I have been continuously wondering about what a human form Hao Yue would look like. What would be interesting is if he does have a human form and then to denote which head is talking the color of his eyes and maybe his hair would change. So for instance if its Little Light talking his eyes are yellow, Little Flame red, and so on….

            If not something like that I think he will definitely get some way to compress his size temporarily especially when he starts getting to a size to rival the Devil Dragons. That might take the form of him turning into a Chibi Hao Yue form… Which now that I think about it I kind of want a picture of that.

          • Robin

            A Chibi Haoyue? I like that! It would be hilarious if he sat on Haochen’s shoulder and got into a hissing fight with Yating!

          • Luke Confidential

            Fairy of Light on one shoulder and Hydragon [Hydra Dragon] of the Apocalypse on the other.

            Sounds like the old classic Angel-Devil bit.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Dammit now I want to see a picture of that too, lol. That and Cai’er wearing ‘lighter clothing’ embaressedly asking LHC how she looks.

          • Robin

            Such a typical male thought! 😛

            But I also want a pic of Haochen with both of his tiny companions on each shouder.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I regret nothing! Also i would regret even less if we get that picture. 😛

          • Luke Confidential

            Nonono, we need a comic of this.

            Austin Griffon is telling LHC to ‘take’ Cai-Er and ‘make her his.’ Panel cutaway to the Fairy of Light on his other shoulder…

            LHC looks at her “this is where you counsel me on the right thing to do right?”

            Yating responds “Oh Master forget about that little girl, I can give you all the pleasure you desire.”

            LHC facepalms. “Scion of Light and I’m surrounded by perverts!”

          • Luke Confidential

            But travelling ON him will be fucking badass.

        • Majk

          Little Light will be her husband, Little Flame will be the tsundere that is jealous of LL for being the husband, Little Green will be the playful boyfriend that is always up for something fun and Little Blue will be the super shy guy that every girl loves to tease.

          • Robin

            I like your characterization of those four.

          • Psyside

            And if a darkness/death head pops up thats the yandare xD

  • Aeidail

    Thanks for the chapter and I love all the romance in the air.

  • agila0212

    Love is all around the place 😀 lol

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro!

  • Luke Confidential

    I am so looking forward to Lin Xin’s reaction to the reveal of 1 million CP

    • Dragon

      Likewise I also want to see what besides the promotion they use those points for

      • Majk

        2 new swords for LHC would be pretty nice (or one IF Hibiscus will be repaired soon)

        • Robin

          And absolutely necessary. A guardian knight without swords? This would be simply ridiculuos, even their skeleton sensei would die of laughter if he wasn’t already dead.

        • dreamer

          May be another 1 for spare, since it cost a sword to use the yating fused skill. At least until BRHL repaired.

      • Baem LN

        New armor sets, weapons and accesories? For Sima’s wrecking ball, they should find a new monster core of eight-step and put in more refined gold to upgrade that ball to Legendary Tier. Han Yu should have his own sword too, not getting it from LHC.

        • dreamer

          Well, the sword that used to pass to HanYu is now in pieces. And with 1 million CP + 5 black dragon crystal left, they can have anything 😀

          If I remember correctly black dragon crystal are not compatible with light element so they have to find another one for Sima’s ball

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair it hasn’t necessarily been confirmed Light Element Users can’t use a Black Dragon Crystal. We confirmed it for the Crown Magic Crystals that are linked with Demon Gods and their successors, but it has never really been gone into detail if Knights can or cannot use the magic crystals that come from Demons.

          • Robin

            There was a § when Han Quian pondered about it after Haochen gained the crystals. i think it was said that although they are of the darkness attribute, a master-craftsman could turn them into a usable and really worthwile piece of equipment. But i would need to look it up for an exact quote.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I remember them mentioning that there is a massive amount of pure energy stored in Devil Dragon crystals and that they are almost impossible to get your hands on.

            I kind of get the feeling that they will be able to purify the energy using some pretty advanced Array’s in the weaponry, but that is just my guess. Sadly the author has skipped over mentioning the importance of Elements on Magical Beast Stones for anything other than McDull thus far. So it is hard to know of how much importance that makes for items.

  • Drama

    Thanks ..

  • ZaX

    Love is in the air. Thanks for the chapter

    • Luke Confidential

      So is Li Xin’s underwear.

  • Psyside

    “The matter of that day made them realize that they weren’t little kids anymore, and in spite of the well being of their couple, they were still in the end not officially engaged, and Long Haochen was afraid of harming Cai’er, while Cai’er felt embarrassed. Even the two of them didn’t know for how long this would keep going on.”

  • Psyside

    I cant wait to see what they fucking buy with 1 milion…. lets see 100k is class up as i recall. So they are still left with 900k. Epic gear? Upgrade for Simas staff mace thing?
    LHC new sword 100% ( bettin its epic tear). Armor?? I remeb LHC’s armor is fucked so…And some bits for the rest of the team.

    On a side note. Didnt they say that if simas crystal is replaced wep would be stronger…..Dragon crystal any one???

    • Baem LN

      Go find a light elemental dragon for the crystal since Devil Dragon is a darkness attribute user.

      • Psyside

        i dont think it needs to be a light atribute crystal. That wasnt specified. Only thing it said is the crystal needs to be changed with a stronger one

    • Jonathan Hurd

      To be fair they had saved 100k even before receiving these new 1 mil so they can use the full points on gear, :D.

      I think there is a chance they can use the Devil Dragon Crystal for Sima’s Meteor Hammer personally. I mean if Knights can’t use these crystals then i have to question why the Knight Temple was so happy to receive three of them.

      The only crystals we have confirmed can never be used by light users are the Crown Magic Crystals. Other than those I am not sure if they can’t use the Devil Dragons crystals with Light element users.

      Other than that definitely at least buy some more gold to add to the Meteor Hammer since that will also help upgrade it. Get the Fiends Crown Jewel inlaid into Lin Xin’s stave. Finally upgrade all of LHC’s gear, imo. He has already lost access to both his weapons so he desperately needs new ones. Also never hurts to upgrade his armor, :D. Also if they can actually use Devil Dragon Crystals with Light Element I think they might commission a sword made using one as the core from the Alliances Blacksmiths.

      The funny thing is there is so much money I think there is a strong chance they use some to buy a few secret skills especially for Wang Yuanyuan, Han Yu for healing, and LHC guardian Knight.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter! So the other same grade as lhc groups didn’t go to the paradise huh.

    • Robin

      No, it was said before that his comrades from the newly formed DHSs didn’t make the cut to enter the Paradise. Which makes absolute sense in regard of the storyline. It would have hit him a lot harder if some friends/colleagues of his had died at the hands of the demons in the IP.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I believe that only LHC, Cai’er, and Zhang Fangfang came from General Grade Demon Hunt Squads. The other 7 who got in were all from Commander Grades and from what Zhang said leaders of those Commander Grade Squads too. It makes sense that these three are also the only ones who could qualify considering that everyone else LHC knows are 5th step and they would be competing against quite a few Max level 6th steppers. That means at highest it would be people with 4k Internal Spiritual Energy trying to win against people with 10k Internal Spiritual Energy who also have wings to help speed them up.

        I feel like if anyone that has links with LHC went in they would of probably ended up joining up with him and not being killed off. This would of made things a bit awkward since it would cut down on the death count and also increase the people who know LHC can cheat his way into the Illusory Paradise.

        • Robin

          Yeah, I absolutely agree. i knew brother Zhang would survive the moment he was introduced as part of the team. It is too early to completely set Haochen on a personal vendetta against the demons cause of one of his close associates dying in front of him. One, because the author already created a link between some sensible demons and Haochen, which would be completely foiled by such a turn, and two, because it would make Haochen extremely bitter not being able to save someone important to him. Such an experience wouldn’t help his development.

  • Kaarme

    Cai’er is crushing poor Haochen’s dreams so ruthlessly.

    • Evilage

      He wanted her to wear that bikini so badly

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Screw Haochen’s dreams its destroying my dream T.T….