Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 358

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 358: Aria of the Goddess of Light (I)

The auction continued at a quick pace, and Lin Xin kept bidding again and again, coveting some rare plants and some especially useful magical crystals and magic scrolls. However, the amount of money he paid wasn’t that high. Grasping the true essence of an auction, he reaped the best benefits.

These VIP auctions originally had thirty-six items altogether, which became thirty-seven with the addition of the Devil Dragon Crystal. As time passed by, it was now the turn for the last item of the auction.

“The following auction will be the last item of today’s VIP auction. It is also a great treasure we kept in reserve for now. Please welcome Miss Feng Ling’er.”

Just like for the Devil Dragon Crystal, a golden light beam suddenly appeared, and clad in her white dress, Feng Ling’er appeared once again in front of everyone. However, this time, she wasn’t pushing a cart. She carried a large case in both her hands, which was covered with a red cloth, as she slowly advanced towards the auction counter.

Although the red cloth was present as cover, the size of the case could be clearly seen. It was a one meter long cuboid-shaped case, reaching a third of a meter in width. It looked like a large item, and seeing the slender Feng Ling’er carry it gave the audience a feeling of pity.

“This is a sword that saw the blood of countless demons, and gave birth to magnificent legends. With the illumination of its divine light, it seals itself autonomously upon death of its master.”

Ye Weiyang’s regretful voice resounded in the whole hall. On her face appeared a grieved expression. However, no traces of her mood could be seen on her face. It seemed as if this mood of hers was only expressed in the depth of her heart.

“This is a glorious sword, a godly sword filled with radiance and surrounded by legends. At the time it was put on auction, its owner gave an important request. That was, that the bidder had to be able to remove its seal and pay twenty million gold coins, otherwise, it shouldn’t be sold no matter the price.”

Ye Weiyang revealed a melancholic smile, “At this point, everyone should have guessed what kind of item we decided to sell today. This shouldn’t be the first time it appeared on stage, but this item had to be put on auction a lot of times. As an auctioneer and a worshipper of this godly sword, I am very hopeful that it could find a new master today. If some honored guest can undo its seal, this auction house is willing to cover a third of the cost, in respect for this godly sword.”

“Woah.” Lin Xin remarked in amazement, “An auction sale at a fixed price?”

Long Haochen asked, “What is an auction sale at a fixed price?”

Lin Xin replied, “That’s an extremely rare style of auction. The price of the item is fixed, so in other words, whoever wants the item can buy it, but the problem is that this kind of auction comprises some other conditions. Only if the competitor manages to respect the additional conditions can he qualify to buy it. But items that are accepted by the Alliance’s Great Auction House for an auction sale at a fixed price are bound to be pre-eminent existences. From my view, this sword is at least an existence at the peak of the Legendary Tier, or perhaps even…”

As they were talking, Ye Weiyang removed the red cloth on stage, revealing a simple wooden case.

The wooden case had a reddish brown color, and no excessive decorations, but a metallic handle. Its simple shape gave the visual impression that it ought to be an extremely ancient item, weathered by age.

The auction hall was now extremely calm. It seemed that a lot of the honored guests recognized this item, and the atmosphere inside became stifling.

“Niece Weiyang, how about selling it to me. Although I still cannot dispel its seal, I will do everything I can after buying this godly sword to let it see the light. How about it?” The one who started to talk was precisely that third honored guest, with the deep and resounding voice.

Ye Weiyang shook her head with a distressed look, “My apologies. I understand your kind feelings, but I have to see it being freed here. This was my grandfather’s cherished desire. Weiyang won’t hide it any longer, but I am actually this sword’s seller.

This godly sword was actually owned by my great-great-grandfather, and is the weapon previously used by my ancestor. At the time grandfather was on his deathbed, his most cherished desire was to undo the seal on this godly sword, and let it see the light once anew, and if possible, let it keep drinking its fill of demon blood. If some guest has the ability, he can approach for a try. The premise condition is to be a user of the light attribute, and as long as he can undo the seal, even if he needs to pay in installments, he can take the sword.”

Saying this, Ye Weiyang turned around, slowly opening the wooden case.

Gloom, serenity, sadness, and deathly stillness. At the time the heavy sword in this wooden case appeared in front of everyone’s eyes, Long Haochen felt these four negative feelings enter him.

That sword was entirely black, looking very simple and unadorned in style. Refined, it was in total a meter and a half long, among which the handle encompassed the length of half a meter and the blade the remaining meter. Its edge was above four fingers wide.

The handle and the body blend into one another, as if forming the shape of an extraordinary metallic sculpture. Some meticulous patterns could be faintly seen on it, and its tip wasn’t so sharp, being surprisingly covered by a black pearl. No powerful aura was emitted, only the simple feeling of having weathered a lot of hard times. But everyone could feel that in this gloom and serenity, this heavy sword was full of mysteries.

No one went on stage, but everyone maintained their silence, as if paying their respects to this godly sword. The general silence only made the atmosphere even more oppressive.

Those who deserved trying had all already tried. Even a knight of the ninth step came had once come for the sake of this heavy sword, trying to let it see the light. However, that person had also failed.

Since even a knight of the ninth step had failed to let this godly sword reawaken, who would be willing to go on stage to take it.

The distress in Ye Weiyang’s eyes became even stronger, and with an indistinct sigh, she slowly placed her hand on the wooden box, “My deep apologies. Because of Weiyang, everyone was put in a gloomy mood. However, I believe that one day, it will find its new owner. The auctions for today are close to end, so Weiyang wishes to give all the distinguished customers… ”

“Wait.” Right at that time, a clear and bright voice could be heard from someone who slowly stood up slowly from his row.

“Miss Weiyang, is it possible to ask you the name of this godly sword?” Was asked in a clear and bright voice.

Ye Weiyang shook her head, “Sorry, dear honored guest. My grandfather said that unless this godly sword were to see light again, its name from those days cannot be revealed.” She could tell from his voice that this person was very young, and only considered him as being curious about this godly sword.

Feng Ling’er already turned her head around, preparing to withdraw this mysterious heavy sword, and all the participating guests also made preparations to leave.

The only ones who didn’t move were the members of the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad, because the one who stood up and raised the question was their captain, Long Haochen.

“I want to give it a try.” Long Haochen’s clear and bright voice was heard once again in the whole auction hall.

The whole audience went silent for a second, and immediately afterwards, noises followed and all the attention was focused on Long Haochen.

The most recurring reaction on the scene was the words, What an exaggerated opinion of his own abilities!

Ye Weiyang immediately revealed a stunned look when seeing the masked youth, but due to the custom, she concealed her own reaction very well, forcing a smile on her face, “Since things are this way, please approach, honored guest. However, can you show me proof of your light attribute?”

“I can.” Long Haochen said in a calm voice, “Close your eyes.“

These last words were for his comrades, and immediately afterwards, a resplendent light abruptly came out from Long Haochen’s back. Right at that instant, the whole auction hall shone distinctly, and an alarmed clamour almost overwhelmed the whole place.

That instantaneous golden glint was really too dazzling, sweeping an intense aura of light over this previously dark stage. But because of the excessive brightness from this light, a lot of those seated in the back rows were blinded for some time.

Fortunately, the golden light was only spread in a flash, and almost no one saw from where that golden light was issued.

Ye Weiyang and Feng Ling’er didn’t see either, in the instant that resplendent light was released, they unconsciously closed their eyes, and only the members from Long Haochen’s 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad felt that Long Haochen released his spiritual wings.

Even under the illumination of the sun, Long Haochen’s four wings would emit a dazzling golden light, to say nothing about a dark place. This was the reason why Long Haochen told his comrades to shut their eyes. Meanwhile, those who questioned his ability instantly became silent.

Ye Weiyang’s eyes showed great surprise, and she was absolutely shocked.

Her personal attribute was also light, and because of this, her understanding of the light element was all the more deep. But just now, she clearly sensed that this intense light was released by Long Haochen.
Although she didn’t see the bright golden light Long Haochen had released, she determined that this was a Temple Knight of the seventh step, that had very possibly used Brilliant Body to produce such a condensed light elemental spiritual energy.

Right, at this time, he just used Brilliant Body, but from his voice, this was still a youth and no more. Given his age, could he really have already reached the seventh step? That was impossible; he ought to have changed his own voice, to conceal his old age.

As Long Haochen was walking slowly towards the auction counter, those bidders who were already prepared to leave stopped in their tracks, still recovering from the sight of the light released by Long Haochen’s four wings.

Walking slowly toward the auction counter, Long Haochen’s look became more condensed. When he saw the already closed wooden case, he asked, “Can I get started?”

Ye Weiyang unconsciously countered with the question, “Can I ask for your age?”

  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro and sponsor Frederico J

  • Asi k k

    Thanks Totobro and Frederico J

  • Evilage

    Wow the voices in my head, they speak the truth!
    Anyhow now that i see the name of the sword i still think its gonna break but in a really huge fight, example when fighting the second Demon god daddy in law.
    New rival for cai’er? Since aria sounds like a girls name and all think that the sword maybe able to converse with humans? And if it can since excalibur is a evolving sword does it meaneven excalibur may have a possibility of conversing with haochen?
    I can see it happening(two little loli’s talking to haochen “use me, use me”) that would be nice

    • Psyside

      But we still havent seen the name. Or did i miss something. Also acording to the tittle you think the sword might be from another god chosen?

      • leopold1983

        Don’t want to spoil but it’s written in the title

        • Psyside

          I dont think thats the name but thats cos i dont want that to be the name.

          • Evilage

            Well i also thought it would be the name since well…. excalibur, calling it blue…. what was it again? Is too annoying

          • Jonathan Hurd

            We can just nickname the new sword something cool in our heads if it helps. Though I kind of like the name Aria of the Goddess of Light. It makes me think of the blade singing their requiem as LHC is cutting them down.

          • Evilage

            Since we already named the blue rain sword excalibur lets call this one durandal?,its the second most famous sword i know about atleast

          • Luke Confidential

            We named Excalibur based on its story properties, not because of fame.

            Aria of the Goddess of Light, or Holy Light Aria for short, is HIGHLY unlikely to share traits with Durandel.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I guess we’ll have to wait to see its properties. Though from the amount of death it has apparently inflicted and the Aria part I am willing to rename it Eternal Requiem. That name is inspired from the Tower of Eternity, the song, and the death aspect both the tower and sword share.

          • Luke Confidential

            Eternal Requiem I can dig.

            Or just Requiem or perhaps Repose [may all its innumerable victims rest in peace.]

          • Robin

            Well, nice naming, but Eternal Requiem is simply too long for comfort. Aria is more like it, I guess. And since an aria is a solo song expressing deep feelings it is quite a fitting name. The sword sings the song of lament while killing the enemies. It is a tragic name quite appropriate for this sword.

          • Baem LN

            Is not Tiamat more accurate for naming this sword?

          • Evilage

            The name just reminds me of code geass (zero requiem and all)
            I should go watch it again!

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I think BRHL might start being able to talk, but it also seems likely that since it has already become a part of Yating that it will talk through her if possible. Would be hilarious to have a new female wearing ‘light clothing’ around, lol. Might force Cai’er to finally try some of those clothes and see if she can’t corrupt LHC’s mind.

  • Ragnarok

    I waited all this time specifically for this. I need to read all three chaos together though so I’m gonna hold off. Thanks for the chapter! Hope the next 2 come swiftly.

  • LeafarGuests

    He’s gonna pay an absurd amount for that sword just to break a few chapters after.

    • Psyside

      I dont think this one is going to break

      • Luke Confidential

        Yeah, this one seems like it should be able to handle all the power he can dump into it until he reaches the 9th step at the very least.

        • Psyside

          I think he will keep it troughout

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Considering the conditions for getting it and how big a deal the story is making I have to agree this one is probably a keeper. Now I kind of want to see him get a Legendary shield too.

          • Luke Confidential

            Methinks it might break after hitting 9th step… once… but be broken in a manner that it can be re-forged more powerful than before and never break again.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Or he could feed it to Yating as well and so he would have a Sword containing four souls, lol.

            Even better is he progresses his Necromancy so Excalibur gets the ability to even steal souls from its vanquished foes and strengthen itself. Would be amazing if it absorbed a DG’s soul and parts of a broken Demon God Pillar to evolve itself.

          • Evilage

            Excalibur kind of has a will of its own, since it chose LHC as its master and all, since it has a will or a soul, it has the ability to remake or well lets just say heal itself, therefore it cannot be easily killed, karme stated that the sword is an inanimate object. But thats not the case for excalibur, even though i believe it can be destoryed it wont be easy for the enemy to dully destroy that sword, i believe it will be the same for this new sword too

            As for inanimate objects, anything created by man can be destroyed by man -for all the swords he broke until now v.v

          • Baem LN

            Is it just me or has anybody ever think about the possibility of Demon God Slayers passed on their equipment to LHC and the gang after they die? I am sure that the leader said they could at most live for 5 more years at Exorcist City.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            While I would enjoy that I find the possibility very small. Both the Demon God Slayers and LHC’s dad have emphasized the importance of earning your gear. That way you can truly appreciate it. The other thing is also as the Demon God Slayers said, if they give LHC and crew gear that is beyond their level that could actually lead to stunting their growth. If you rely on overpowered equipment that can lead you to becoming reliant on it and stop you from developing your own power.

            The last problem is LHC aside I don’t think the Demon God Slayers equipment will really match up with LHC’s team. The two teams have different elements to start with. Add in that the 21st GG DHS’s priest isn’t really a healer, their warrior is kind of unique, their mage is fire element, and their Assassin is Death Element. I think they might be left another thing similar to the Chains the Demon God Slayers gave them, but I doubt weapons and stuff will be given.

          • Baem LN

            At least Chen Zidian could give his equipment to LHC.

      • LeafarGuests

        Since the start of the novel, LHC broke every sword he owned. He was able to broke even Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light, which has been told to be a miraculous sword and a treasure at the same level as the Blade of Samsara, and lose it to Yating. Now, he even have a spell to break swords, so that one needs to be indestrutible for don’t suffer the same fate.

        • Psyside

          Blue rain is not fully broken. It has been stated that the sword is healing inside Yating and he will get it back. And that is 1 sword a retri knight needs 2. This is another LEGENDARY wepon. Legendary weps dont break fully as we have seen so far.

          • LeafarGuests

            Yeah, but what i was trying to say is: LHC is known as someone who keeps breaking every sword he gets. Even a treasure wasn’t safe by his side. So, or that sword is somehow indestructible/something like that or we cannot ensure it safety.

          • Luke Confidential

            Blue Rain Hybiscus of Light has the POTENTIAL to rival the Dagger of Samsara.

            It grows with its wielder. Its present power is surely inferior to the weapon LHC is after right now.

            I’m pretty confident he won’t be able to destroy the new sword before breaking through to the 9th step. After that, his Sword-Devouring Attack might be too much for it.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I would just like to make a small correction. BRHL is not currently on the same level as the Dagger of Samsara. It can grow to that point was its big advantage. So it is developing to that point, but I believe its initial stage was around Legend not Divine Treasure. To balance that Cai’er can’t really handle the Dagger of Samsara with her current power level. So by the point Cai’er can fully wield her dagger LHC’s BRHL should also have grown to that level.

            The big thing is that I think its less LHC’s fault and more the equipment he is using is to low level to handle his power. It said before when he was fighting that 8th step Moon Demon that if he was using his Spiritual Grade Sword it would have melted under the power he was pumping in. A sword of this level will probably be able to handle anything LHC does to it at least till probably 7th step considering how famous it is, imo.

          • LeafarGuests

            My bad. I should have searched first before posting.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Np, just wanted to point that out, :D. Feel free to throw out your opinions and corrections as you see fit that is what makes a discussion fun.

          • Kaarme

            A sword is an inanimate object. It bears no fault (as long as it’s not some cheap counterfeit externally posing as a quality weapon). It’s all up to the operator. A right tool for the right job.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! Weapon with a soul based on the title I assume.

  • kamal

    Thannnnnnnnw for your huge work keep up (if you ever need a free editor just contact me if this can help you in your work and release faster chapters for the fans ^^ !!)

  • Psyside

    Ok so. LHC Is worthy of the sword and there is the path to Ye Weiyang’s heart(Trough Granpas sword). SIMA GO MAN GO

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I think Sima liked the girl next to Ye Weiyang. Though from how Lin Xin was talking he seems to know both the girls so he can probably make some introductions. Add in LHC impressing Ye Weiyang the chances for introductions becomes easier and easier.

      Her character seems similar to Yue Ye’s. An older woman who sees the amazing potential in LHC and wants to get closer to him. Finally realizes how pure and kind hearted LHC is and falls for him completely afterwards.

      • Luke Confidential

        Meanwhile Cai-er is casually sharpening her daggers.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          New names for the Yandere list. Damn that thing is getting long….

          • Evilage

            Well who knows she might not like LHC(who am i kidding of course she will)

          • Jonathan Hurd

            How do you dislike LHC? Even his mortal enemies are starting to like him, lol.

          • Evilage

            Pretty sure ah’bao is gonna come to for marriage

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I can see it now battle to the death between Former and Current DGE to see who gets to make LHC their Waifu.

          • Robin


  • Psyside

    Toto… A maiden… Rly?

    • Luke Confidential

      Long Haochen best girl.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Fact. Search your heart you know what the great DGE Toto says to be true!

        • Evilage

          *ahem* the DGE lord toto didnt say it, its just voices you see in your head(yes i wrote voices on purpose if someone wants to make fun of me)

          • Robin

            Well, it originates from his inner voice so, I guess it is okay to say he quoted his inner voice for all of us. 😉

          • Jonathan Hurd

            That is what my inner voice was shouting when I read it, lol. I wonder if this means that DGE Toto has taken control of my inner monologue….

  • Psyside

    Also i dont think they have 20 milion? didnt they spend some of it.
    So 2 theories.
    They pay some with gold and some with contribution points.
    Or my even more fav theory. He unseals it but cant buy it so she gives it to him

    • Jot •_•v

      they already said that the auction alliance will shoulder a third of the price of the sword if it’s successfully awakened or like that so in actuality it’s only about 12 or 13 million.

      • Psyside

        Ye i missed that part. Got confused cos i thought its 20 with the cost off but yea that makes more sense

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I do think she is going to try and gift it to him and knowing his character he will try to refuse, but I think she will refuse his refusal, lol.

          The other thing is if I’m remembering correctly Lin Xin is able to get some support from AH’s with his purchases since he is such a VIP member. He could also trade some of his pills to them to sell to make up for the cost as well.

    • leopold1983

      If I remember correctly it’s 1CP for 10 gold coins.
      It is said that they are willing to give a loan too.

      Knowing LHC, he will pay it up to the last penny even if it takes him all his remaining years though with lin xin it should take a few weeks to pay up.

      Edit: well kind of a loan: “even if he needs to pay in installments, he can take the sword.””

  • Jot •_•v

    Thanks for the chapter! I hope the next 2 chapters comes fast this is only one the few xianxias I didn’t stop reading lol TT cos LHC is bae

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro and Frederico!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Btw since it says Ye Weiyang has mental attribute and they have also said that Han Yu’s Demonic Eye also has the ability to make attacks like that maybe this is an actual element? If so that means that Hao Yue could potentially get a Mental Attribute Head. I am going to pray if he ends up with that element that we come up with a better way of calling him than Little Mental, lol. Though that would be fun in its own way, :D.

    So as far as I can count that brings the confirmed elements that I know of to…

    Fire, water/ice, wind, earth, lightening, dark, light, Spatial, Death, Life/wood, Mental, and Elemental-less if we’re counting summoners attribute.

    So assuming Hao Yue is going to have 9 heads (due to contract mark and how it lights up). He already has….

    Fire, water/ice, wind, and Light

    So that is four out of the 5. All the heads act as spell casters and as far as we have seen thus far there haven’t really been any Mental Attribute mages so I find the chances of him getting such a head to be somewhat low. Though we do now know Humans and Magical Beasts can have it so the chances aren’t zero. I also don’t really know what Hao Yue would summon for himself so I also find Attribute-less head a small chance as well. So the heads I predict to see and order for me at least….

    Finishes evolution to 6th step: 5th head- Earth (basic element, less rare than Lightening, and counter of Wind)

    Finishes evolution to 7th step: 6th and 7th head- Lightening and Darkness (both elements and would give him all the basic elements)

    Finishes Evolution to 8th step: 8th head- Spatial (we have seen an actual mage who uses this so we know there are spells for it so I find the chances of this higher than some of the others)

    Finishes Evolution to 9th step: 9th head- Death (he seems to have some connection to the Tower of Eternity seen when he first entered and since there are Necromancers they definitely have spells for Death Attribute. Add to that the amount of undead in Hao Yue’s home world it would make sense if he has a head related to that)

    What I think might also be possible is we could potentially get Dual Attribute heads for the 8th and 9th head. If that happens I would bet that 8th could be Spatial/mental and what would be really interesting is if his 9th head actually had Death and Life in one head. I will admit that 9th head working like that is pretty small, but I would still enjoy it, :D.

    • Luke Confidential

      Clearly the Mental Head is called Brain [and the Love Head is pink colored and called Pinky.]

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I kind of want to see Pinky now, lol. Would be funny if that head was Flamboyant as well…

        I still have a theory relating to Captain Planet and this series. Hao Yue basically brings all the elements. Then he fuses with LHC who has Heart more than anyone else. So technically the fused form of LHC and Hao Yue is Captain Planet!

        • Luke Confidential

          Dragon Haochen, He’s a hero.
          Gonna take tyranny down to zero.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I see what you did there….. and I love it…..

          • Evilage

            Took me a while to get it even when i was singing that xD

      • Evilage

        Little mental suits it better, but i doubt he would get a mental head(you know what i mean)
        As far as i can see he is only getting the prime and more well dominant elements from all the elements present in this world, so little chance for mental head

        As for the other heads apart from the last 9th head(speculation but still)i believe all the other heads would be able to counter each other
        Example since he has a fire head now he got a water head
        I’m gonna make something
        Light – Darkness
        Fire – Water
        Wind – Earth?
        Spatial? – so… Time?
        As for the last head… no idea, i think it must be poison or death or destruction looking back at his previous world, toxic maybe?

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I do like the idea of the countering elements as well. The weird part to me is Lightening’s relationship to the others. If it wasn’t for that I would just flat out say Earth against Wind, but you can also make an argument for earth grounding Lightening so it makes sense as a counter as well.

          The other thing is we now know of a Life element so Death versus life exists as an option for the heads too.

          To me personally I think at the very least Hao Yue’s next head is definitely Earth. That seems like the least controversial pick.

          After that I am also pretty sure a Darkness head will come about as well.

          The next most likely I would say is Lightening since that is still an element and showed up in a few locations. As well as spacial since we even know of a mage who uses those spells so not hard to imagine Hao yue being like that.

          I think after all of those are exhausted only then will we see something as powerful as a Life or Death head showing up since those seem to be elements on a whole other level compared to the pure elements.

    • Psyside

      Knowing what the 5th one is hurts me inside when i see coments like this…. Why did that guy have to spoil it 🙁

  • Thank you for the chapter

  • normal guy

    The Mental Attribute? Is it something new or am I going too deeply onto the Dao of Forgetting Things?

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂 too bad about the cliffer though…

  • Anto Wibowo

    No you can’t. Thank you for the chapter!

  • ZaX

    He just loves to make an impression. Thanks for the chapter

  • Erebus

    Thanks for the chapter!