Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 361

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 361: Test for Demon Hunt Squads of Commander grade (I)

In front of absolute strength, everything was futile. The auction hall that was pierced by the power of light, which now had a large hole in the roof, immediately fell silent, and the contestants dejectedly left fast. No one dared to linger around.

Although a lot of people were dejected from that last incident, after the auction, the Alliance’s Great Auction House undoubtedly gained even more in prestige.

The first item presented in the auction was the magical crystal belonging to a Devil Dragon, but the last one they had kept in reserve was the Aria of the Goddess of Light. What item would be more desirable than that? Perhaps this was a piece of Legendary Tier equipment that would not necessarily be above a Devil Dragon crystal in utility, but its fame was far beyond any Devil Dragon crystal. Someone recognized as the master of this divine sword would at least become an honored guest of the Warrior Temple.

Ye Weiyang and Feng Ling’er were the last to leave the Great Auction Hall, and Ye Weiyang told Feng Ling’er to have a rest first, as she headed to a room in the rear of the second floor.

The door was tapped twice, “Senior, it’s me.”

“Please enter.”, came the answer in a downcast voice. It was exactly the person who shocked all the contestants with his might earlier.

“Yes.” Ye Weiyang pushed the door open and entered.

In the luxurious room stood a person, with his back turned towards the door of the room. This person was tall and clad in black, and didn’t turn around just because of Ye Weiyang’s arrival.

“Thank you, you did very well.” The downcast voice sounded quite sad.

Ye Weiyang lightly shook her head, letting tears stream down her cheeks, “I should be the one to thank you senior. With your assistance, the divine sword of my ancestor finally reappeared in the human world. He told me his name is Long Haochen.”

“Oh. If it’s him, he will lead the divine sword into a bright future, and perhaps even surpass your ancestor.”


The black-clad man said in calm voice, “You will see in the future. He broke through to the sixth step at merely fifteen years of age. This is one year earlier than Ancestor. In the future, perhaps all the records that exist in the Alliance will be broken by him.”

Long Haochen didn’t know of this mysterious driving force backing the auctions of this time. After leaving the Alliance’s Great Auction House, he immediately removed his mask. Naturally, he wasn’t afraid of anyone recognizing him as the youth who just gained the approval of the Aria of the Goddess of Light.

Quickly, everyone from the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad met outside of the auction house.

“Captain, you…” Lin Xin rushed towards him with some excitement. Having just had a thought, he was however stopped from speaking with a gesture from Long Haochen.

“Let’s speak about this after heading back.” Long Haochen made a gesture to the others who hurried to leave, directly heading to the area of the villas belonging to the Demon Hunt Squads.

It could be said that this time, the results were extremely pleasing. Not only did Wang Yuanyuan obtain the spatial crystal she yearned for, and Lin Xin obtained quite a few good things for a good price. The amount of gold coins he used up wasn’t high, and more importantly, Long Haochen undid the seal on the Aria of the Goddess of Light, making it acknowledge him as its master. Even if its uniqueness and the soul of this divine sword weren’t considered, the weapon was at the peak of the Legendary Tier, leaving them greatly pleased.

As the captain and the soul of the team, the fact that Long Haochen obtained such a weapon would raise the battle strength of the whole team.

Returning to the villa, Lin Xin impatiently yelled, “Boss, hurry up to show us your divine sword.”

With a nod, Long Haochen outstretched his right hand. To everyone’s shock, it turned brilliant gold, just as if he had put on a glove, but this glove was completely fused with his hand. Emerging out from his palm, was a small round gem in dim gold. It was precisely the spiritual bead originally placed on the tip of the Aria of the Goddess of Light.

Long Haochen remarked, “This godly sword cannot be stored in the Eternal Melody. This seems to be due to its own pride. However, it can make its way into my hand, and I seem to be able to sense its power under those circumstances.”

Saying that, he lifted up his right hand. With a flash of golden light, the dazzling Aria of the Goddess of Light appeared once again before their eyes.  

If it was only in terms of demeanor, this godly sword would be inferior to Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light. However, the aura released from it made completely up for that. While it reached a terrifying length of two meters, its blade also reached an extreme width of a third of a meter.

Without a doubt, if this godly sword were to appear on the battlefield, it would simply be a weapon of slaughter.

Long Haochen gave his sword an affectionate look. He really became fond of it, to the extent that his excitement from getting it even surpassed the reaction he had at the time he obtained Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light.

Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light was obtained through a trial, so he could be said to have subdued it, but this godly sword actually acknowledged him.

More importantly, Long Haochen cared about the glorious prestige of this sword’s past. In his heart appeared a certain urge to use it.

“I won’t let you remain in the darkness. I will let you shine with the same brilliance as back in the times the divine holy sword wielder Ancestor Ye roamed the whole continent.”

As if understanding Long Haochen’s words, Aria of the Goddess of Light made another buzzing sound.

The bright light of the sword vanished, and returned into Long Haochen’s right hand, whose palm turned golden again.

Long Haochen turned around, looking at his comrades, “Everyone should rest for today. Tomorrow, we’ll go and raise our grade in the Demon Hunt Squads’ Mission Tower. Then, we’ll try to find Legendary Tier Equipment for everyone as fast as possible, before getting some training in the Tower of Eternity and proceeding with our journey.”

This simple instruction explained all his future plans. After getting promoted to the commander grade, they would be able to head to the third floor of the Demon Hunt Squads’ Transaction Center to buy some Legendary Tier Equipment. After changing to new equipment, and returning to the Tower of Eternity to continue their training to increase their group’s battle strength, they could return to complete missions as a Demon Hunt Squad.

“Lin Xin, can you please go back to the Alliance’s Great Auction House tomorrow and offer one of our remaining Devil Dragon Crystals to lady Ye Wushang? Just tell her it’s a little something from me to make up to her.”

“Okay.” Although Lin Xin was a stingy person, he clearly knew about accounts; giving a dragon crystal for the Aria of the Goddess of Light was no loss for their side.

Next day, Demon Hunt Squads’ Mission Tower.

Demon Hunt Squads of different grades would come to accept different missions in the Mission Tower. When a Demon Hunt Squad wanted to get promoted to a higher rank, their members would have to apply for the upgrade at this place, and undergo a test initiated by the mission tower.

On the second floor of the Demon Hunt Squads’ Mission Tower arrived a group of youths, totalling seven people, who proceeded on their way after showing their tile as general grade Demon Hunt Squad.

The staff members behind the six counters stood at the same time, giving these youths respectful looks.

Ever since the problems about the mission ‘Exploring the Desolate Hissing Cavern’, the Alliance firmly cleaned the ranks of the staff members working in the Demon Hunt Mission Tower. And with the direct execution of the previous coordinator, the current staff members working there were not only a lot more prudent, but also showed a much better attitude. This was especially the case on the second floor.

“Excuse me, can we know the procedure to raise our rank to the commander grade?” This group of youngsters was led by a very handsome person. He looked like someone who came out of a painting, with his black hair draped over his shoulders, and his eyes of a limpid golden color. Even with a mere glance, his image would easily leave a deep impression.

The youth who asked this question was Long Haochen, and at his side were the others from the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad.

Long Haochen directly addressed the staff member behind a counter. In this place, there were only six counters, and six staff members to manage them.

“You want to rise to the commander grade?” The staff member was startled, but continued, “Respectable Demon Hunters, raising your rank to the commander grade requires all the members to have broken through to the sixth step of cultivation, and to pay a hundred thousand contribution points. Additionally, your squad has to undergo a test. Are you sure you want to proceed?”

Long Haochen nodded, “I am sure. But just what is this test about?”

This staff member appeared very patient, “Due to the fact that the missions increase marginally in difficulty after gaining a grade, the Alliance created a certain test for the sake of the Demon Hunters’ safety. Thus, at the time you want to raise your grade, you will need to pass this test, and only by succeeding can you indeed accept higher missions after advancing in rank. Of course, the contribution points required to rise to the next grade are only paid once. Even if you cannot pass the test now, you can try it again after raising your strength.”

Long Haochen nodded, “Okay. Then we want to take the test to rise to the commander grade.” The need for a test to ascend in rank was the t Alliance’s way to take responsibility for them, so they naturally had to go along with that. Demon Hunters always strived to pass missions of a high level of danger, but without sufficient strength this could easily result in their death.

“Okay. Then please wait a moment. I will ask you to pay 100,000 contribution points first.”

Without being told by Long Haochen Lin Xin stepped forward, and transferred 100,000 contribution points to that staff member. The staff member took out a form to be filled by Long Haochen, before leaving in hurry to inform the staff for the test.

The form was very simple. It only encompassed gaps where the team members had to fill in their names, strength, and original Demon Hunt Squad number.

Long Haochen filled the form this way.

21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad.

Captain: Long Haochen, Radiant Guardian Knight of the sixth step, internal spiritual energy 7,000 units.

Vice-captain: Cai’er, Stealth Master of the sixth step, internal spiritual energy 5,000 units.

Member: Wang Yuanyuan, War Ancestor of the sixth step, internal spiritual energy 5,000 units.

Member: Sima Xian, Red Cardinal of the sixth step, internal spiritual energy 5,000 units.

Member: Lin Xin, Magic Conductor of the sixth step, internal spiritual energy 5,000 units.

Member: Chen Ying’er, Beast Master of the sixth step, internal spiritual energy 5,000 units.

Retainer knight of Captain Long Haochen: Han Yu, Radiant Knight of the sixth step, internal spiritual energy 5,000 units.

When Sima Xian wrote the words Red Cardinal while filling the form, Long Haochen unconsciously looked at this Red Cardinal focussed on brute strength, and helplessly shook his head.

The staff member didn’t leave for a long time. As he returned, he glanced at the form filled by Long Haochen. After a mere glance, he lost his voice, “You are the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad?”

  • Baem LN

    Thanks for the chapter, Toto and sponsor!!! Should I make Toto cries from overloading?

  • Majk

    Time to bully some old people 😀

    • felix

      Exactly what I was thinking 😀

      • Jonathan Hurd

        While it is wrong for the old to bully the young. Thankfully there is nothing against the young bullying the old… Kick their ass LHC!

  • Luke Confidential

    How on earth is this sword compatible with one of the one-handed styles of a Knight??? It’s definitely a warrior’s sword through and through.

    • Anonymous

      I am sitting here trying to imagine how he would look like wielding two swords of different size.

      • felix

        We don’t know how BRHL looks now. They might be identical for wall intents and purposes. Also I think both of them can “adapt” to whatever is best.

        • Luke Confidential

          Alternatively, LHC invents a new Two-Handed Retribution Knight style with Eternal Requiem, and reserves Excalibur for when he’s in Guardian Knight mode.

          Keep in mind he already has at least one [possibly two? Not sure if the Thrust is also a two-handed move] exclusively Two Handed Attack learned from the Tower.

          • Argos Yesu

            Eff that. Give him a third sword for his mouth and let him follow the ways of Zoro…

            If you don’t get the reference… One Piece.

          • Evilage

            why not just give him a rapier and let him follow the ways of the masked outlaw zorro :3

          • Luke Confidential

            I approve of THIS idea. LHC is already on record having some really fancy footwork, if he ramped that up and learned to DODGE everything [and meet force at an angle with parrying force rather than head-on] then he could dedicate his shield arm to operating an artifact with more universal abilities rather than a shield.

          • Evilage

            Ahahah, imagine LHC with zorro’s mask

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I approve of this idea.

          • Evilage

            It seems a drag to write eternal requiem each time so i’m going to call it the singing sword-(rihana?)

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Eternal Requiem shall live forever!

            On a side note if you want a picture of someone dual wielding one big sword and one smaller I suggest DnD ranger art.

            The other group I can think of is samurai having one main sword then a smaller one as well. So it’s not like this is a completely new idea.

          • RyokoZero

            He just needs a giant shield now to make him all tanking looking and stuff.

          • Kaarme

            What are you guys talking about? This sword is of normal size. Like 1+ meter long, or what was it? Sima’s crush carried the box easily. It’s only the sword’s intense aura that is huge. Aura sounds like something Haochen can easily control as it could be exceptionally dangerous even to his allies otherwise.

          • Luke Confidential

            ‘While it reached a terrifying length of two meters, its blade also reached an extreme width of a third of a meter.’

            That’s 6.5 feet total length and 1 foot width. We’re talking something somewhere in size between Gut’s ‘Golden Era’ sword and the Dragon Slayer.

          • Kaarme

            “However, the aura released from it made completely up for that.”

            That’s the preceding sentence. In my opinion an “it” in the next sentence should refer to the “aura” in this sentence. It’s made more ambiguous by the following “blade”, which might suggest something physical again, but not exclusively, I’d say.

            But if indeed the physical size of the sword is like that from now on (it suddenly grew a lot), then it’s a stupid sword. But like has been seen numerous times before, this author has absolutely no grasp of sensible measurements and dimensions, so I guess it’s tolerable in this context.

          • Luke Confidential

            Quoting myself from another comment in regards to the Author’s previous description of it being a total of 1.5 meters with a .5 meter handle.

            ‘What it looks like to me is the author INTENDED to say the blade itself was 1.5 meters, with a .5 meter handle that results in a 2 meter sword.

            Lets face it, a 19.6 inch handle is RIDICULOUS on a 1.5 meter sword.’

          • Kaarme

            It’s not actually as ridiculous as one might think. History is full of swords with long handles. Even a standard katana has a handle that would allow three big man hands to grasp it (or five loli ones). There’s a very good reason for it because certain cutting techniques rely on the hands being somewhat apart for increased control and movement (if you read about wielding katanas, you’ll know it).

            Also, when the handle is relatively long compared to the blade, it allows you to adapt to tighter quarters to use the sword indoors, for example, as you can grasp the sword closer to the blade. You’ll see fancier structures for that purpose in two handed swords. It’s not like you’d ever try to hit your opponents with the portion of the blade right next to the handle anyway.

          • I guess thats what made it such a strong sword despite being not sharp.

            Reducing enemies into shreds instead of cutting them up, I guess?

          • leopold1983

            In chapter 358 before the awakening the sword was 1,5m “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.”

            Maybe like BRHL it can adapt in size.

          • Luke Confidential

            What it looks like to me is the author INTENDED to say the blade itself was 1.5 meters, with a .5 meter handle that results in a 2 meter sword.

            Lets face it, a 19.6 inch handle is RIDICULOUS on a 1.5 meter sword.

      • Evilage

        in japan there were some swordsman who used two swords of different sizes. the longer one would be on the dominant hand while the shorter one would be on the other hand (i dont remember the name of the swords/katana’s so sorry)

    • Majk

      You have to renember that they have superhuman strenght thanks to their spiritual power.
      I belive that even when he only had normal swords they where like 2m long and he was even younger then.

      • Majk

        Nope just looke it up BRHL and his normal swords where around 1m.
        I have no clue what I am talking about 😛

      • Luke Confidential

        I had no qualms against the weight. But a 1.8 meter young man does not simply one-hand a two meter sword.

  • Anonymous

    The website crashed. rofl

  • JJay

    Thank you for the chapter!! I can’t wait to see what the testers are going to think when the battling starts!

  • Luke Confidential

    These fools underestimating the Bright Rays of Sunshine are in for a world of hurt if they aren’t over-ranked.

    If they’re 6th step like I suspect they are [peak 6th step of course, but 6th step nonetheless] I hope they’re prepared to get embarrassed.

    • Evilage

      Well first impressions are normally like that. I mean if you meet a kid you’ll only treat him like a kid until you find out that she is 500 year old blonde vampire that has a loli body(i’m talking about shinpbu for those who didnt get the reference)

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I feel like defeating a group of peaked 6th steppers would be a bit much for a normal DHS applying to be Commander grade. If the administrator’s are that high it might be something like exchange 20 blows. If it ends up like that though I’m betting LHC beats them all with just Hao Yue.

        • Luke Confidential

          Yeah, I didn’t imagine the win condition was overcome them, but rather an evaluation of their performance by the examinees.

          And then the Bright Rays of Sunshine kick their asses against all expectations. Especially since Austin Griffon is available for this exam.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I am so looking forward to some misunderstanding where LHC thinks he has to win against them all and ends up going completely all in, lol. Fuses with Hao Yue and then brings out the Aria of Light. That will be quite the sight to see.

    • RyokoZero

      They will end up wrecked… They have no idea the op sunshines are.

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

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  • kamal

    thank you for the translation and thanx to all the sponsors <3

  • RyokoZero

    I looked at the sponsors section and below and was like…. Omg! Thx to all. Thx to totobro

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I know right? Eternal thanks to all sponsors and I hope the Goddess of the Light smiles upon you.

  • HornyKorn

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Majk

    So if he uses AGL and BRHL together it will be like using a short sword and a long sword only on a bigger scale ( like Ichigo form Bleach???) or maybe he will use them depending on the situation?
    If he switches then BRHL would be for the gardian knight mode while AGL seem to be pure a purly offensive blade used to slother everything in its path would be for retribution knight mode.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      We’ll have to see what AGL’s abilities are. If it has something similar to Bright Discipline to absorb spirit energy from foes AGL might be the goto sword for guardian mode. Though BRHL does help with Demon Wiping Flash so I guess it will depend.

      • Ragnarok

        I also feel like Aria is more for guardian mode but he could use it with either. If it’s too big it might not be as comfortable when he needs to use Condemning Revolving Sword. Blue Rain has two blades so they might suit that situation more but really who knows?

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I feel like LHC’s dad made sure that no matter the type of weapon he can bring out its best qualities. The whole training in the Ant Lion cave making LHC use each kind of weapon in shifts like wooden sword, bamboo, iron… and then reverse over and over. So I feel like LHC should be able to pull off Condemning Revolving Sword no matter the weapons. The bright side is that these weapons have very low chance of breaking now or in the near future.

  • Psyside

    k new theory. The guy(Senior) is a part of Demon god slayers

    • Majk

      They seem to always be relatively close to the DGE, to the point that everyone belived them to be dead for years, so I don’t think so.
      He might be from the warrior temple since the auction house has connections with it.
      He might also be an assassin since he was wearing a black robe (although that might just be cuz he likes the look)

      • Psyside

        They don’t stand next to the DGE always. They just hide in the shadows. And here no one knows who he was accept for the auction head. Also the list of people who know everything about LHC is small.
        And this guy seemed to know a fuck ton.
        But i see your point it may even be Caiers grandpa. They did call him Senior before.

        • Majk

          But this person seems to be well known by the guests which would mean that he is there often to prevent something from happening and it is not like they can just call someone from the strongest squad that is inspecting every move of the DGE whenever they get some good items fro a auction.
          That is also why I meancioned the fact that even people high up didn’t know if they where alive or not there is no way to get in conntact with them. If the Aliance can’t talk to them then I doub that the Aucion House could.

          I started thinking that this person is someone like the old Saint from the prsit temple. The guy that even people on the 9th step didn’t see as their equal.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I have to personally question if the people from the VIP seats recognized the mans voice. It seemed more like they were intimidated into backing off by the black robed mans prescense.

            That said I would say I doubt it is a DG Slayer member. They are running on low time already and I don’t think they would spend some of it watching over an AH.

            It is honestly hard to truly guess who the person is, but my inclination is that he is of the warrior temple. That might be why he was sad when Ye Weiyang talked to him. He was sad to see this legendary sword for the Warrior Temple leaving to the Knight Temple. That is just my guess though.

          • Psyside

            Ye but how would some one from warior temple know about lhc. Even the head of the priest temple didnt know.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Well to be fair LHC did show the entire Southern Mountain Pass he was 6th step and then met with higher ups of the place and the alliance. While those guys would definitely not spread the word to the rank and file telling your Commander doesn’t seem to unbelievable.

            Add to that the fact I think Han Quian revealed LHC’S teams importance to the knight temple after their return from the Wailing Caverns. It wouldn’t be strange if the other heads of the temples were keeping an eye out to see how he does.

          • Ragnarok

            I was thinking it was Han Qian’s counterpart from the Warrior Temple but I’m not sure if he told those other Chiefs about Haochen’s age. Also not sure of the name but think it was Ren Wokuang or some such.
            For that 8th step guy to be intimidated into retreating it was almost definitely someone of 8th step or higher. Could have been one of the 9th step seniors but why would a regular senior be sad?

  • Blue Eagle

    Why is Haochen giving her another crystal though?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      To be fair he didn’t give her the first one. He sold it for their 20 million gold coins. He is giving her a Devil Dragon Crystal to pay off the debt he owes her. it is basically the 20 million gold coins (less than that because of certain discounts) price of the Aria of the Goddess of Light that they agreed upon. LHC is overpaying the asking price, but as it says in the chapter even exchanging a Devil Dragon Crystal for the Aria of the Goddess of Light is a great deal for LHC.

      • Psyside

        It is a great deal because of 1 thing +1 to harem(the sound of a dager is heard from the distance xD) and sima gets a waifu

        • Fortunately there is no such crap in this novel. I have gotten fed up with the number of harem novels as of late

          • Psyside

            there is only one rivaly(Caier and Yue Yue now the fact is that LHC loves caier but our little demon princes wants LHC). But this is just a inside joke for all of us here that LHC is makin a harem and Caier is his yandare xD.

          • Evilage

            You actually forgot hao yue?
            Why and how could you forget hao yue?

          • Psyside

            Hao yue? I was talkin about moon demon waifu. The only mistake i made is yue yue when shes yue ye

  • ZaX

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Jonathan Hurd

    So is it just me or is LHC getting Spirit Bones, lol. He has the Eternal melody in his chest and now he has a Right arm bone one with Aria of the Goddess of Light. We could also make an argument that his Pact with Hao Yue is kind of the Skull Spirit Bone.

    • leopold1983

      It’s missing yating, since she couldn’t get in the head I wonder if we could say she’d be in his left arm or maybe one of the leg?

      • Austin DeWitt

        Naw she took place in his chest as well so I would say that Eternal Melody is the head spirit bone because it is a necklace and Yating is a external spirit bone

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Ragnarok

    Ye Weiyang was called lady Ye Wushang when Haochen was telling Lin Xin to give her a Devil Dragon crystal.

  • Erebus

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Tricks

    I thought Haochen’s hair is deep blue in color not black.