Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 353

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 353: A Million Contribution Points (II)

The return trip couldn’t be considered to be fast-paced, but fifteen days later, they were back in Holy City, where Long Haochen gave his comrades three extra days of rest. On the fourth day, everyone was called to the lounge of the villa.

“What a comfortable life. If only this could last forever.” Lin Xin lay on the large sofa, wearing a satisfied and pleased expression.

After losing all the hair on his head, he seemed even more energetic. However, a shock of dark green hair had started to grow and looked a bit like a green hat.
Sima Xian laughed next to him, “Has-drugs-bro, have you taken your medicine yet today?”

Lin Xin revealed a stiff expression, “You’re the one who needs to take medicine, foolish baldie.”

Chen Ying’er and Wang Yuanyuan couldn’t help but laugh holding their bellies.

Han Yu spoke next, “Guys, stop making noise. Captain, what are your future plans?” Although he was only Long Haochen’s retainer knight, Han Yu ranked among the strongest in the team, and was furthermore the oldest. His past arrogant self was transformed to a calm and steady personality, grasping the true essence as a retainer knight.

Long Haochen replied with a smile, “During our last adventure in the Southern Mountain’s City, we encountered many dangers, but obtained quite a lot because of everyone’s joint efforts. But now, we have all obtained a new spiritual stove or a fused spiritual stove, and will need time to adapt. We will continue training in the Tower of Eternity, giving priority to raising everyone’s spiritual energy to 5,000 units before trying to pass the next trial of the tower if possible. I hope the next ones will help us to keep raising our internal spiritual energy in the same way. After we pass the next test, I believe that everyone’s ability will be trained enough. Then, we’ll advance to the commander grade, and proceed with completing new missions.”

Everyone nodded after hearing Long Haochen’s instructions. In fact, it could be said that under his lead, the past year was the fastest period of cultivation in their whole lives. In particular, their spiritual energy kept growing by leaps and bounds. If not for the time they spent in the Tower of Eternity, their spiritual energy couldn’t possibly have surpassed 4,000 units in such a short time, let alone breaking through to the sixth step.

In fact, the average age for powerhouses of the sixth step in the Alliance was thirty-seven, but the average age in their 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad didn’t even reach twenty. Going with this speed of cultivation, they were bound to become powerhouses of the eighth step one day, though no one would be able to say whether they could all break through to the ninth step. But given their innate gifts, the bottleneck of the ninth step was nothing impossible for any of them to overcome.

“If no one has any objections, let’s prepare to train in the Tower of Eternity.” Long Haochen slowly stood up, restraining the smile on his face, returning to a state of serenity.

“Captain, wait a bit. Sir Saint Knight Chief told me he wants you to look for him today.” Han Yu told Long Haochen.

“Eh? Grandteacher was looking for me? Do you know what this is about?” Long Haochen asked him.

Han Yu laughed gently, “Should be something good. Didn’t we contribute to the gain of five Devil Dragon Crystals for the Priest Temple and the Alliance? Grandfather might reward us for that action. After all, they wouldn’t take our things for free.”

“A reward as in contribution points?” Saying that, Lin Xin immediately got up from the sofa, his eyes wide, as the pupils of his eyes seemed to have taken the shape of a gold coins.

Han Yu unhappily responded, “How greedy are you. Could it be that you know the worth of Devil Dragon Crystals?”

Lin Xin rubbed his own hands, happily laughing, “Even if I don’t know, I can pretty much guess! These are magical crystals from magical beasts of the ninth step, and belonging to the Devil Dragons’ race! One magical crystal should be exchangeable for a hundred thousand contribution points! It looks like we are already not far from the equipment of the legendary tier.”

“A hundred thousand? It cannot be that high! Really?” This time, even Long Haochen felt his heartbeat quicken.

Lin Xin straightened his chest, “How could it not? These are magical crystals of the ninth step! Boss, if you don’t believe me, take out one for sale. This thing is a rarity even among the rarest rarities. A hundred thousand contribution points is still a low estimate from me.”

Sima Xian laughed foolishly, “Then, won’t our contribution of five crystals be rewarded with five hundred thousand contribution points? What good news!”

Long Haochen was unable to remain calm, “Don’t hope for too much. Although the Alliance doesn’t know that I brought you to the Illusory Paradise, Cai’er and I accomplished a fusion of spiritual stoves inside, and can be said to have gained quite a lot. Thus, they may not be giving us so many contribution points. However, Lin Xin was right to remind us about their worth as magical crystals of the ninth step. Let’s do it this way then. Yuanyuan, Sima and you will head to the Transaction Center, and try to do two things. One will be to help buy Yuanyuan fitting spatial elemental gems for her Divine Soul Shield. If there are some available, we can consider to use magical crystals or contribution points as bargain for purchase. Then, the other task will be to find a great-master in jewelry, and to ask whether he can replace that gem in the middle of Sima’s Energetic Ball of Light with a Devil Dragon Crystal.”

Hearing him say that, Wang Yuanyuan and Sima Xian felt their eyes lit up despite themselves. It was especially true for Sima Xian. The magical crystal embedded in his Energetic Ball of Light could certainly be changed. Although Wang Yuanyuan was also hopeful, she knew that spatial gems were rare to find. But since many exquisite things could be found in the Transaction Center, perhaps they would really find what they were looking for.

Chen Ying’er claimed in high spirits, “I’m going too! I’m going!”

Han Yu then said next, “Captain, then vice-captain and I will follow you to go see Grandfather.”

“Okay, then let us act separately.”

The seven of them parted. Long Haochen’s group of three went to the Alliance’s Office Hall, while the rest immediately headed for the Demon Hunt Squads’ Transaction Center.

An hour later.

Lin Xin, Chen Ying’er, Sima Xian and Wang Yuanyuan returned dispirited to the villa.

Going in, they saw Long Haochen, Cai’er and Han Yu waiting on the sofas. And furthermore, the three of them didn’t look happy. The atmosphere in the whole lounge appeared quite grim.

Seeing Lin Xin’s group of four come in, Long Haochen raised his head and asked in a heavy tone, “How did it go?”

Lin Xin replied helplessly, “I’ll let them explain it.”

Sima Xian revealed a bitter smile, “My situation is rather dramatic. That jeweler from the Mission Tower said that if I want to replace the core of my Energetic Ball of Light with the Devil Dragon Crystal, it will at least raise to the rank of a legendary weapon. However, simply adding the magical crystal won’t do, and metals with a sufficiently good conductance of spiritual energy as well as many other materials will be required. Without accounting the money that the jeweler charges, we’ll already need more than a hundred thousand contribution points.

This number was just terrifying. And simply buying an excellent piece of legendary equipment costed normally a hundred thousand contribution points or two.

Long Haochen turned to look at Wang Yuanyuan, asking, “And you?”

Wang Yuanyuan shook her head, “There was no spatial crystal of the same kind as mine in the Transaction Center. But apparently, one appeared in the Alliance’s Great Auction House. However, the price is certainly going to be sky-high, costing tons of gold coins. How could we have that kind of money?! ”

Chen Ying’er mumbled to herself, “We really went in great impulse, only to return disappointed. We had originally some confidence, but actually, it looks that we were far from having enough! Captain, we should keep taking missions. As we keep growing stronger, the contribution points required for our equipment also grows by a lot.”

Long Haochen didn’t express his opinion, shifting his glance to Lin Xin, “Come Lin Xin.” Saying that, he showed the contribution tile on his left arm.

Lin Xin arrived next to him, revealing his own contribution tile.

With a faint glint of golden light, the transaction of contribution points between the two of them was completed.

The expression on Lin Xin’s face that looked dejected from the start was rapidly transformed to stiffness. His originally not so small eyes were opened to a great width, as he muttered something.

“This is… One, two, three, four, five…”

Wang Yuanyuan reacted with some misgivings, “What are you doing, has-drugs-bro? Don’t tell me there’s a need to count every contribution point Captain transferred to you one by one?”

“Don’t disturb me, I’m counting the zeros.” Lin Xin shocked everyone with his next words.

For there to be a need to count the zeros, what kind of astronomical number was that?

“A one and six zero, how much is that?” After the transmission of contribution points, Lin Xin raised his head, giving a blank stare to his comrades, as he asked this foolish question.

Sima Xian unconsciously gave the reply, “A hundred thousand?”

“Peh! Where did you learn to count? Was it with the Priest Temple? That’s a million okay?” Chen Ying’er declared, full of disdain.

A million? When this number came out from her mouth, Lin Xin, Sima Xian and Wang Yuanyuan were instantly petrified.

The atmosphere in the whole lounge changed immediately.

Sima Xian lost his voice, “Boss, don’t tell me that you’ve robbed the Demon Hunt Squad Transaction Center? That’s a million contribution points, Heavens!” Without a doubt, this number was simply astronomical for their group.

Long Haochen revealed a bitter smile, “To rob it? I would first need to have the necessary strength for that.”

Lin Xin still had a look of disbelief as he asked, “Boss, are you saying that this million contribution points are really ours? And that would be the reward from the Sir Saint Knight for us?”

Long Haochen nodded in silence, showing a crafty smile. On the side, Han Yu and Cai’er couldn’t help but smile in agreement. It was clear that the atmosphere from right before was faked on purpose, or perhaps, they were digesting the excellent surprise from receiving this million contribution points? No, that’d be too crazy.

”Aaaah!” A sharp cry immediately resounded in the whole villa, from Lin Xin who was the first to cheer. Immediately after him, Wang Yuanyuan and Chen Ying’er let out girlish shrieks. Sima Xian smirked as he grabbed Lin Xin’s hand, staring at the contribution tile on his hand.

“A million! That are a million contribution points! Oh my god! How can there be that many? Boss, tell me how? That’s too unimaginable.” Lin Xin kicked Sima Xian without any consideration, before stepping forward, reaching Long Haochen’s side as he asked, filled with excitement and curiosity.

  • leopold1983

    Thank for the chapter Totobro and Brahm L.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Thanks for the Chapter Toto and Sponsors, :D.

    Also I just love Sima Xian’s ‘Don’t tell me you robbed the Demon Hunt Squad Transaction Center, lol.’

    • Luke Confidential

      Y’know, the funny thing is between him and Cai-Er, the two have enough sufficiently powerful direct associates they probably could muster ‘sufficient strength’ [not that said strength would be willing to do so of course.]

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Yeah convincing them to fully raid the Demon Hunt Squad seems a bit hard. The other problem is how do you spend those points afterwards, lol. That is the only place they can be exchanged.

        What I do kind of want to see is a picture of LHC with a bandanna hiding his face telling some clerk to put the points in a bag, lol.

        • Luke Confidential

          He DID rob somebody. The captain of the DGE’s personal guard 😉

          That ‘deal’ was practically straight up robbery 😛

          • Jonathan Hurd

            He sold him peace of mind, :D. It just happened to come at a pretty high price.

      • Psyside

        I wouldnt say that. The place is runed by the tittled demon hunt squads… One of those is the Demon god slayers… I dont think they are on that lvl yet

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • RyokoZero

    At this rate i hope they dont end up gear carried.

  • agila0212

    They struck it rich 😀

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro and Brahm!

  • Psyside

    Sima wep upgrade.
    Spatial gem those ima guess are 100% since author said this..
    Whats next….LHC wep armor ima bet and after???

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I was thinking about that too. I wonder if their fused stoves count as new Spiritual Stoves. The only problem I can think of with revealing them right now is explaining how they got so many of them, lol.

      I don’t think the Spiritual Stove of Samsara really counts as a new one. It seems more like a evolved version of it. So I think the safest one to tell the Alliance about would be the info about Yating probably. That would leak eventually anyways when he uses her in combat near others and it should be fine since LHC officially had entered the Illusory Paradise. For the others though I think keeping it on the down low for now might be smart. Wait till 7th or 8th step and ‘suddenly discover’ those fused stoves one at a time.

      I am also curious how they are going to work the Auction House thing. Are they allowed to buy from it using Contribution points and if not can they exchange points for Gold Coins?

      For the other items I want to see them think of uses for the remaining 4 Devil Dragon Magic Crystals. I want one for LHC’s weapon at least! Probably use another for a second weapon for LHC. The third crystal could be saved for McDull, but that might be a bit far into the future so might want to use it before that to boost something else. As for the last one I kind of want them to end up feeding it to Hao Yue after he completes his current evolution. I think that would be more than enough energy, after digesting, to help Hao Yue get to the peak of the 6th step…. mwhahahahahahaha!

      Other than that Lin Xin’s stave gets its upgrade. After that the ones who probably need gear the most are LHC and Han Yu. I believe Han Yu didn’t buy a Glorious Armor last time since they lacked points and LHC could probably use a new set himself considering the wear and tear he has been putting his through. So new armor’s, weapon, and at least a shield for LHC.

      • Psyside

        They are going to buy out the auction house. Even if they cant use conti points. They can sell 1 crystal and its GG…But honestly i think they can use contri points.
        But what surprised me is Wang Yuanyuan. I thought she neded Specific gems and not any gem thats space atribute.
        As for the crystals…ye 1 McDull..1 Sima…the rest i think they will use on various gear. But i also think they may give 1 to Hao Yue.
        Lin Xins staff i think he will upgrade using the crystal from the first demon they got.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I think Lin Xin’s Crown magic Crystal will be more than enough to boost his Stave past Legendary. I also feel like investing in Weapons for Yinger is pretty pointless still till she at least gets 7th step and can control her own powers. So for someone else receiving a weapon with a Devil Dragon crystal in it I think the most likely is Han Yu and/or LHC since he needs a second sword anyways.

          I am also kind of amazed that they just needed a Spatial Magic crystal for Wang Yuanyuan’s weapon. It does however make sense because finding 6 one of a kind crystals would be near impossible luck, lol.

          Good call on the selling of a Devil Dragon Crystal, :D.

      • Kaarme

        They are under no obligation to tell or explain the Alliance anything at. No demon hunt squad has reported that another demon hunt squad would have robbed their stoves, so there are no such suspicions around. The squads are basically like mercenary teams working for the contribution points which really equals money. Normally they go and find their own missions from the center. They even need to pay for promotions, which means it’s up to them if they want to get promoted and work for it. The only exceptions are the general orders like was the Southern Mountain City’s defense mission, but we can assume those are somewhat rare.

        So, while the Alliance naturally might get interested, there’s nothing they could do about it, apart from trying to use personal contacts to get voluntary info out of Haochen, or other members, since the stoves obviously are big business. But that’s it.

        If asked about it, Haochen should tell them that if they want the answer, they are going to pay dearly for it, just like the demons needed to pay to know about what happened in the Paradise.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I think it might honestly be more hassle than it is worth trying to explain this amazing windfall that his team has gotten. They also have a pretty good supply of points currently so while telling about the fused stoves is on the table I feel like they will hold off for a bit.

          I think this is best for the future considering that LHC and Cai’er are two of the only three survivors of the Illusory Paradise. Coming out with all these stoves it would be easy to figure out where they got it, but would also probably cause a great deal of enmity with the Commander Grade DHS’s that lost their members and cause unnecessary suspicion. At worst they could potentially face be Ostracized by the other DHS’s which is never a good thing.

          • Kaarme

            All the squads are fighting for their lives in deadly battles. This isn’t an ordinary high school drama. If a squad had to decide whether to fight alongside an obvious genius squad of great deeds or just another nameless squad, most would choose the former to increase their own odds of surviving and profitting. Not to mention more and more people are singing Haochen’s praises every day. Envy is in the human nature, that won’t change, but I don’t think there’s much danger of ostracism.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I would personally just worry about the kind of image people will see from how LHC’s team has become so amazingly powerful so fast. It is hard to look at all the benefits they have reaped and wonder to yourself if those weren’t achieved from stepping over others.

            The big problem to me is just how much LHC and Cai’er got out of the Illusory Paradise and how few people lived. It is not hard to imagine bad rumors starting that maybe LHC and Cai’er secretly undermined the other Demon Hunters to increase their own profits. Sure that is ridiculous to us and anyone who has interacted with LHC before, but for those who have never met him how else can two people who weren’t even peaked 6th step surviving while all those other more experienced demon hunters died.

            I do definitely agree this isn’t a High school drama since everyone is risking their lives, but that means even more you have to be able to trust the people you decide to work with. With doubts like those I think most people would rather take the safe option and avoid a team they would have to continually watch their back around. I feel the benefits of revealing that they have these stoves right now comes with no real gain and a lot of risk for the future.

            I definitely can see them revealing it a bit later for some extra points, but right now they still have a million Contribution Points and 3 left over Devil Dragon Crystals if they start running low on points. So I think discretion is the smart move for now at least. They have already made such a massive splash for the Temple Alliance laying low for a bit and letting things blow over a bit would be a smart move.

          • Kaarme

            Was it said they would get points by acquiring stoves? They keep the stoves they got automatically, so I don’t think there’s any need for points. The stoves are more valuable than points in any case because they are pretty unique and can’t normally be bought off the shelf.

            Like I said earlier, there’s no particular need to tell anybody anything. There’s also no official reason to try to force them to tell. That’s how the system is due to its half-mercenary nature. It’s full of secrets, which is just fine because it also means the demons aren’t so likely to learn anything by spying.

            Anybody can spread malicious rumours, but only idiots will automatically believe them. Haochen’s group is better off not being bothered by idiots, so such limited ostracism would be just fine.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            The big thing was that if you go to the Alliance and give them info on a new Spiritual Stove you can get quite a few Contribution Points. Since LHC’s team possess’ 6 fused Spiritual Stoves and the majority of them seem to have hit tier 1. They have probably never been seen before.

            I was just listing potential problems with turning in the data right now. I definitely feel they will eventually take advantage of that part eventually since the fact that they have these stoves will eventually leak in some battles when they are forced to use them. I am just concerned that now is not the right time to reveal even more shocking things they have attained especially considering the circumstances that happened after LHC came out of the Illusory Paradise.

  • Aeidail

    Thanks for the chapters guys. But seriously don’t you wish you had the luck of these people. I mean they go through all that get their spiritual stoves and after that their bosses are like here have a million contribution points on us. I wish I could have at least half their luck I’d go retire at 26.

  • felix

    “Two million five”

    A bit confused by this. Not a native english speaker. Is this referring to “two and a half million” (2.5million) ?

    • yes, two and a half. Thanks for your remark, I rectified that too literal translation

  • Evilage

    So i been thinking since i’ve felt like i missed something in the novel, anyways i think i’ve remember it now, shouldn’t LHC’s I.T be at 100 same as cai’er now? If i’m not wrong she did evolve with the fusion of the stoves did she not? Each evolution increases LHC’s I.T by 1 point. It was at 99 from 97 due to evolving twice when he first integreted with yating, so therefore shouldn’t his I.T be the same as cai’er and be called i dunno? Saint son of light?

    • Robin

      Yeah, he reached level 100, but I don’t think he knows it yet. I am not sure if there is a title such as Son of Light, but in my opinion, it doesn’t sound as good and intimidating as Scion of Light.

      • Evilage

        Well he should have noticed that he reached 99 after making sima his retainer preist. Therefore wouldnt he get curious to why and how his I.T increased by two points? Since he isnt the dumbest MC or maybe with the help of his grand teacher and considering cai’ers situation shouldn’t he have linked yatings evolution with the increase in his I.T?

  • Evilage

    So i been thinking since i’ve felt like i missed something in the novel, anyways i think i’ve remember it now, shouldn’t LHC’s I.T be at 100 same as cai’er now? If i’m not wrong she did evolve with the fusion of the stoves did she not? Each evolution increases LHC’s I.T by 1 point. It was at 99 from 97 due to evolving twice when he first integreted with yating, so therefore shouldn’t his I.T be the same as cai’er and be called i dunno? Saint son of light?

    • Robin

      Yeah, he reached level 100, but I don’t think he knows it yet. I am not sure if there is a title such as Son of Light, but in my opinion, it doesn’t sound as good and intimidating as Scion of Light.

      • Evilage

        Well he should have noticed that he reached 99 after making sima his retainer preist. Therefore wouldnt he get curious to why and how his I.T increased by two points? Since he isnt the dumbest MC or maybe with the help of his grand teacher and considering cai’ers situation shouldn’t he have linked yatings evolution with the increase in his I.T?

        • Robin

          Since there was nothing explicitely said, we can only guess. But knowing our MC he will only think her evolution related to the awakening as a God’s chosen one and nothing more. What this entails is a matter of how much our friendly chief of the IP told him or not.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair he definitely felt a massive increase in his connection with the Light Energy after his awakening. So he could potentially guess that his IT increased to a hundred. The big thing I would say though is I think his Awakening as a Gods Chosen was more important that just increasing his IT considering how much different his power is from Cai’er’s. That might technically mean he has surpassed just a normal Scion of Light or Saint Son of Light.

            I think in general LHC doesn’t care that much about Titles. I do kind of like Saint son of Light, but Scion of Light still works in my book, :D.

        • Psyside

          He doesnt know that it went up. He will find that out soon at the next test thing. But so far he doesnt know

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter! Wjat luck.. First the spiritual stoves. The whole group at that. After that this. Dang. New skill, new equipments, new hao yue. Dang!

  • Dragon

    Ha they are officially the most op dhs commander grade ever can’t wait to see the reactions of the other DHS when they see Haochen’s group with legendary equipment. On a side note I have been wondering why LHC hasn’t given one of those crystals to Haoyue it was established back when he got his third head and absorbed that dragon essence that dragon related things are really good for him LHC might not know but I am sure Haoyue will know.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      For me personally I think Hao Yue is still consolidating his strength and so that is why he hasn’t given him a Crystal. I feel like the energy stored in one of these Devil Dragon Crystals might be a bit too much considering he is in a state of half evolution. It might be smarter to give it to him after he has reached the 6th step so he can try to absorb all the energy and use it to head towards the 7th step bottleneck otherwise some of the energy could end up wasted.

  • Psyside

    Actually thinking about it if LHC feeds hao yue the crystal. A crystal with dragon essence. Will hao yue get more dragon like features for example wings?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      If I remember correctly Hao Yue seems to be developing to lumps on his back, so I think he is definitely getting Wings upon fully reaching 6th step. Makes sense since 6th step is the point where everyone starts flying.

      Also freaking called winged Hao Yue…. just saying, :D.

      • Psyside

        We already knew he will get wings