Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 362

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 362: Test for Demon Hunt Squads of Commander grade (II)

Long Haochen gave him a doubtful look, “What? Is there any problem?”

“No, nothing.” The staff member clearly stuttered at the time he spoke, gulping his saliva. Formerly, they were the ones who raised an upsurge in the mission tower. And given how young they looked, let alone reaching the commander grade, the fact that they were a general grade Demon Hunt Squad was already extremely shocking.

However, he quickly welcomed the members of the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad. This staff members didn’t dare ask about their circumstances, and only said respectfully, “Please follow me to the Alliance’s Great Stadium. I have already notified the Demon Hunt Squad inspection team. Your test will be conducted in the Warrior Temple’s Stadium.”

“Understood, thank you.”

The Alliance’s Great Stadium wasn’t far away from the Demon Hunt Squads’ Mission Tower. Rapidly, everyone arrived at the test grounds.

The serviceman from the Alliance hadn’t told them that the ones in charge for testing were already there. And furthermore, they were actually a group of six. From their equipment, it could be seen that they each came from their respective Temples, and all looked to be around thirty or forty years old.

Seeing the group of seven led by the staff member enter the stadium, these six examiners couldn’t help but exchange looks, displaying some great surprise.

They… They are just too young. Could it be that they mistook this location with the place of promotion from the soldier grade?

However, when the staff members showed the knight examiner the papers Long Haochen’s group just filled before, they understood that there was no mistake, and that they were really prepared to pass the test to rise to the commander grade. However, just how old were they? It didn’t even look like any of them reached twenty-five years of age yet.

That staff member from the Demon Hunt Squads’ Mission Tower rapidly retreated after delivering the form. He was going to act as supervisor.

Although they still felt doubtful, there was nothing these examiners could say. After all, the form Long Haochen’s group filled out was very clear. According to their respective cultivation, these youngsters indeed had the strength to take the test for a promotion.

Long Haochen strode forward, arriving before the six examiners. Placing his right fist on his chest, he gave a standard knight salute, “Examiners, Captain of the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad Long Haochen reports.”

The knight examiner leading the other group also gave a knight salute, “Hello, I am the knight that will be assessing you this time. Every Demon Hunt Squad needs to undergo our trial to get promoted. The contents of the test will be explained soon, but first of all, we need to check the accuracy of your spiritual energy values. Then, we will be able to start the test of strength.

Everyone will need to pass the test for the team to get promoted. Have you made your preparations?”

Long Haochen gave a respectful reply, “Reporting, all the members of the 21st general grade Demon Hunt Squad are ready.”

The knight examiner gave a nod, “Okay, then let’s undergo the test of spiritual energy. If everything written on this form is accurate, every one of you should be at the sixth step. Be prepared for individual tests right after that.”


The others all moved forward and lined up in a row. Every examiner handed them a water crystal used to estimate internal spiritual energy, and the first task for them was to release their spiritual wings before undergoing the test.

This was to avoid cheating. After all, some pills could temporarily increase internal spiritual energy, but they couldn’t fake the symbol of the sixth step, the spiritual wings.

Under the examiners’ shocked gazes, the seven of them immediately spread eight pairs of spiritual wings. Intense surges of elementary spiritual energy immediately filled the air in the Warrior Temple Stadium.

The others examiners were still better off. Although they saw that these youngsters were still young, to have dared to accept the test, they should have their own secrets. But the knight examiner was completely startled.

Han Yu’s spiritual wings were ordinary, only a bit larger than the spiritual wings of ordinary knights of the sixth step, which was a visible proof of his great talent. However, at the time Long Haochen released those four wings sparkling in resplendent light, this examiner was absolutely shocked, immediately becoming blank and speechless.

What… What kind of spiritual wings are those? Being a high ranked knight, he had seen uncountable quantities of spiritual energy in the past, but it was the first time he saw such odd wings, consisting of two pairs!

The crystal in Long Haochen’s hand also gave a strong impression. The final count of spiritual energy was 7,316 units, actually showing some visible reservations on his form.

The other examiners also watched him attentively. These four wings were indeed just a too rarely seen thing.

The knight examiner finally came back to his senses with difficulty, “Long Haochen, what happened to your spiritual wings?”

Long Haochen gave a loud reply, “Examiner, I don’t know either. It is very possibly resulting from a variation of spiritual energy.”

Sima Xian at his side couldn’t help but cut his way in, “Examiner, our Captain just has a superior talent, thus naturally did not turn out the same way ordinary people do.”

A superior talent? The knight examiner let the corners of his mouth twitch. Wasn’t his superior talent just too tremendous? This odd situation had to be reported.

“Please wait a moment. Because of your particular spiritual wings, we will have to report your situation to the Alliance, but the others can already start their own tests.”

Long Haochen was also somewhat helpless, but his spiritual wings were something he couldn’t change. At the time of release, they inevitably came in two pairs.

“Okay.” The knight examiner hurriedly left. While the other examiners also felt really curious, the test had to go on. Since the knight examiner left, Long Haochen and Han Yu naturally could only watch the rest from afar. According to the sequential order, the first to be tested was Wang Yuanyuan.

The others temporarily withdrew from the stadium, only leaving Wang Yuanyuan and the examiner of the Warrior Temple inside.

This warrior examiner had a sturdy build, and an imposing stature. On his left hand was a shield and on his right hand a heavy sword. He wasn’t complacent against Wang Yuanyuan. Demon Hunters and ordinary people weren’t the same. With both sides at the sixth step, Demon Hunters would at least be able to handle two or three ordinary opponents. Although Wang Yuanyuan was very young, this examiner was still extremely prudent.

“Are you prepared?” The warrior examiner asked Wang Yuanyuan.

Wang Yuanyuan replied, “Please wait.” Her spatial armor was neatly worn, and looking at it, the examiner was full of envy. The other party was also only at the sixth step, but already clad in a piece of equipment at the Glorious Tier, while even as an examiner, he had just a spiritual armor.

Bang. The Gigantic Divine Soul Shield suddenly fell to the ground, giving the warrior examiner quite a fright. This terrible shield was even larger than Wang Yuanyuan herself, and carried a domineering aura that was brazenly spread out.

Yet another piece of equipment at the Glorious Tier? The mouth of the warrior examiner twitched once again; being a Demon Hunter truly looks enviable.

While embedding her three spatial gems in the Gigantic Divine Soul Shield, Wang Yuanyuan asked the examiner, “Examiner, how do we pass the test?”

The examiner replied with an agonized expression, “We examiners are all approximately at the fifth rank of the sixth step. You will have to defeat us to pass the test.” Because of the shock from the sight of Long Haochen’s four wings, the examiners actually forgot to explain the contents of the test. Their cultivation of the fifth rank of the sixth step meant that they reached the standard of an internal spiritual energy that was above 6,600 units.

“Okay, then I’m ready now.” Wang Yuanyuan nodded.

Their conversation was heard by everyone close to the field, and Sima Xian bravely declared, “Eh, fifth rank of the sixth step. What a lack of pressure from them.”

Long Haochen shot him a glare, causing him to shut up. Nonetheless, the nearby examiners didn’t look disturbed at all. To be honest, you’re just equipped a bit better, but the gap of spiritual energy isn’t something that equipment alone can bridge. But right as their mood was wavering, the battle on the other side started, or more accurately speaking, ended. With a glint of silvery light, it was over in one blow.

That’s right, from beginning to end, Wang Yuanyuan only used a single attack, and actually went to test the ability of her own spiritual stove. Her attack was simple: she instantly teleported through the Spiritual Stove of Spatial Gate, before arriving at the back of the warrior examiner and continued brazenly with Space Splitting Sauté. That warrior examiner only made it in time to use his shield to resist instinctively, but immediately, the shield was broken and the man sent flying, landing twenty meters away. He violently crashed to the ground and left a ravine on the ground of the Warrior Stadium. Just like that, the battle, no, the test was over.

Wang Yuanyuan was all the more surprised from this result, murmuring, “Spiritual stoves are really of great use!”

The other four examiner instantly looked petrified. What was that? Just like that? And that female warrior, didn’t she just used instant teleportation? A warrior able to teleport instantly?

Han Yu was the first one to react, launching a healing spell on that examiner from the Warrior Temple.

In truth, Wang Yuanyuan’s strength didn’t present such a large gap with this warrior examiner. But the Spatial Gate was just of too great utility, not only accomplishing instant teleportation, but also perfectly concealing the fluctuations of spiritual energy coming from Wang Yuanyuan in the process. If not for the fact that that warrior examiner unconsciously turned around due to sensing the danger, the Space Splitting Sauté would have hit him directly.

As her own strength went up, Wang Yuanyuan began to be able to bring out more and more of the power of the Divine Soul Shield. In itself, Space Splitting Sauté was a powerful ability of the Divine Soul Shield, and caught off guard like that, even if this warrior examiner had a stronger spiritual energy than Wang Yuanyuan, he couldn’t resist that. Thus, he suffered such a huge loss. Of course, he didn’t end up seriously wounded, since Wang Yuanyuan didn’t keep attacking. Dejected and depressed, warrior examiner crawled up from the ground, and actually gave a look devoid of good intentions to Wang Yuanyuan, declaring the words, “Examination passed”, before leaving with a gloomy complexion.

Wang Yuanyuan came back to her comrades, shrugging her shoulders to hint that she didn’t actually expect the Spiritual Stove of Spatial Gate to be of such great use.

  • Deaglestyle

    Thx for the chapter

  • HornyKorn

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    Thx for chap

  • dreamer

    Thanks for the chapter toto and sponsors for the magnificent 9 continuous chapters 😀

    And here is a comment about the preview:
    Cai’er can say “If Yuanyuan win with 1 attack, then you’ll die if I use the dagger” XD

  • SYWZ Fan

    I’m chuckling so much to myself waiting for sima to fight the other priest 😂😂😂

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I know right? Atleast when you lose in martial prowess to a warrior it makes sense, lol.

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  • RyokoZero

    Cai er’s clone could probably beat the examiner.

    • Evilage

      Or even her afterimage

  • RyokoZero

    Cai er’s clone could probably beat the examiner.

    • Evilage

      Or even her afterimage

    • Honestly, I think only an 8th step powerhouse would have a chance at defeating Cai’er, especially with recent power up when she can use the Samsara stove with no freaking drawbacks.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I would say the 8th step will have the chance of beating her, but that would also depend on whether she is allowed to kill that 8th stepper. I am not sure how much control she has over the Spiritual Stove of Samsara’s power output so if she lets the clone go all the way….. The guy may die, lol.

        • Stephen_H

          I agree with you there, her stove is for killing, I don’t think the dagger has a lets play nice setting. But I doubt even the 8th step would even be able to beat her, invisibility first then she could hit once with the doppelganger and once with her real body if that doesn’t kill him.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I think it might depend on what type of 8th stepper for the invisibility to work. The easiest counter to someone using invisibility is to just fill the entire field with attacks. Don’t have to necessarily be strong ones just all encompassing. Though even that strategy might fail considering Flame Sensei’s training regimen.

            The other strategy would be to go for impregnable defense…. but considering she has the Dagger of Samsara and even that Golden Dagger the chances of completely blocking her especially if she hits a blind spot seems low….

            I guess the best counter move against Cai’er that I can think of might be to try and out do her at her specialty speed. If you use your higher power to boost your speed past hers I think that would give the greatest chance of success, but then the invisibility comes up as a problem again, lol.

            The counter to that would be something similar to what one of her opponents in the selection exam to go to the Illusory Paradise did. Fill as wide an area as you can with your energy. Then wait and sense where she comes from to attack you.

        • Ikr? Lol

    • felix

      Do we know yet that that wasnt’ her clone LOL

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the great chapter 😀

  • Dragon

    Lol get owned that’s what happens when you take your opponent to lightly I am a bit surprised that as a demon hunter he let his guard down like that if that was a real fight he would so be dead.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I don’t think he is a demon hunter. I think he’s probably a soldier. The upside for that is he gets issues his gear the downside it would probably be impossible for him to buy stuff at glorious tier.

      For being unprepared I feel like preparing for someone with a shield that big to teleport is impossible to imagine much less prepare for, lol. I do have to say I love how Wang Yuanyuan is probably the weakest of their numbers and still insta KOed her for.

      • Baem LN

        I don’t think she is the weakest among them, though.

        • Luke Confidential

          She is when using only 3 space crystals. After the 4th gets refined she’ll likely jump back up over Ying-Er and possibly up over Sima unless his weapon upgrade is finished by then, at which point they should be about on par.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair there isn’t really much point in being stronger than Han Yu since he is specialized in Defense and Healing, lol.

            On strength the thing to remember is Sima Xian has a fused Spiritual Stove. While Wang Yuanyuan’s stove is a nice addition and her weapon is good. I will bet Sima is definitely a bit higher than her in burst power with the stove and a Black Dragon Crystal in his weapon.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I should honestly probably reword weakest. The fact is that LHC’s team all have strengths and weaknesses that help them in certain situations versus others.

          For instance if we are looking at crowd clearing then Lin Xin is probably the strongest person with his Fire Phoenix Spiritual Stove. If single target fighting, then Cai’er definitely stands at the top. Yinger for Utility and so on…

          If you ask me if we’re comparing burst power, Wang Yuanyuan, out of the four people I would give that role (Sima Xian, LHC, Cai’er, and her) is the weakest. Sima has his fused stove, LHC is…. LHC, and Cai’er has her fused stove of Samsara. Add to it that all four have awesome weapons of around Legendary Tier and Wang Yuanyuan loses out a little bit because she lacks a fused spiritual stove. She is still amazingly powerful and kick the ass of any normal person. She is just a little behind the other four if they were to all compete in burst attacks, imo.

          • Baem LN

            I think her potential is a lot better than Sima since there is 5 more empty slot on her shield but for now, yeah, she seem the weakest in bursting power.

            I do hope she can get 1/2 more spiritual stoves in the future since I think a spatial attribute user is pretty OP since if she is powerful enough, she can cut open space and time.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I think that Sima and Wang Yuanyuan will never really be able to escape comparison since their jobs are so similar as the flankers and burst attackers. I do have to agree with you that I can’t really imagine how you can really upgrade Sima’s weapon after sticking a Devil Dragon Crystal in it. While Wang Yuanyuan’s shield still has 5 more ports for crystals. So I do think she might be relying on that to truly push herself to the top.

            I think part of the reason why they didn’t fuse her Spiritual Stove is that hers already had such high utility. Teleportation, imo, far outweighs the others Spiritual Stoves which just refined their Spells or added damage to their attacks. Adding to it being her Element makes it even nicer, heh.

            I do think that knowing LHC’s personality the next Spiritual Stove will probably go to her if it suits her.

    • Pemdas

      “The mouth of the warrior examiner twitched once again; being a Demon Hunter truly looks enviable.”

      As you can see, he isnt a demon hunter but probably is a soldier as well as a teacher.

  • Dragon

    Lol just read the preview that assassin examiner is going to get destroyed and I bet he’s not even going to know what happened

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I know right. I read that and was like ‘dude she’s using that to avoid killing you’ lol.

  • Lol it’s nice to see that not only Haochen and Cai’re ar OP an badass, but the rest of the team as well

    • Stephen_H

      I want to see how Chen Ying’er does, that will really show the strength of the team. I just feel sorry for the examiners, I think they might all concede before they fight LHC. Just imagine you were the examiner; LHC comes on stage who has the highest ISE (higher than yours) and then he summons HY and Yating before he even takes out his sword……that will be interesting.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        What they should do is have Han Yu and Sima Xian switch trials, lol. Otherwise this is going to be really sad for the Priest tester.

        • Luke Confidential

          But amazing for us.

        • Lol. They’d be shocked for sure. Especially with that barbarian weapon of his

  • And lol, read the spoiler guys, Cai’er isn’t even going to use her dagger, she’ll beat the examiner’s ass with a cane 😂

  • normal guy

    Guess what? That spiritual stove will be great in ANY examination!!

  • Luke Confidential

    My question about the preview:

    How the HELL does this assassin not recognize the freaking princess of the Assassin temple???

    • Robin

      I think that her existence still is a secret. The young assassins during the competition knew because she was accompanied by Sheng Yue, and maybe even heard about her genius during their early training. But assassins who have not lived at Exorcist Mountain Pass for several years, maybe decades, might still not know about her. It is only my guess, but i think it is legit.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        To be fair the examiner is a grunt only at the 6th step. If you ask me any Assassin at 8th step or above probably is in on the secret. No reason to spread it this far down the totem pole honestly.

        From what the story said during the Demon Hunter Selection Competition none of them even knew there was an Assassin at the 5th step much less who Cai’er was during their official qualifier. After her display of strength though all the other Assassin’s respected her strength above all others.

        • Luke Confidential

          ‘Grunt of the 6th step’ that sort of statement is hilarious.

          Grunts are the Soldier Grade that never gets all members above the 5th step.

          Now granted, sixth steppers aren’t Heroes of the Alliance, but they’re also not exactly grunts. More mid-range so to speak.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I would say I categorize them as Grunts because it seems like you have to be at least 7th step before you become a true powerhouse and are given responsibility and power. At 6th step you have more respect than the general soldiers, but I still feel like you are not really going to be swaying battles by just adding you in. A 7th step expert though seems like it could sway an entire battlefield through his presence.

            For someone like this I don’t really see any reason to share Top Secret Data like Cai’er’s existence especially since there is a pretty decent chance he could be captured in a battle and interrogated. Fewer people who know a secret less people who can spill it.

    • Majk

      All the high ranked assassins probably know about her but not some scrub at the sixth step.

      • Luke Confidential

        It seemed that ALL the scrubs of the 4th step that were aiming to become Demon Hunters knew of her.

        • Majk

          They only knew that she was way too strong and that was only becasue she fough in the competicion. There is a chapter where she basicly goes 1v5 in the competicion vs other assasins. At the begginig they had the normal reaction of “Is this blind girl really a competitor???”

  • Psyside

    Its interesting how they have to take a test now. but didnt take a test before…I am a bit annoyed by this

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I was wondering about that one too. The test might have been lighter since it was just the first step up and everyone is expected to make that sooner or later.

      • Psyside

        Still its kinda……Now tests exist deal with it…

        • Majk

          It was explained that hey do it because there is a leep in difficulty for the mission. They have to check if you not only have some power but also enough skill to not die on the first mission.

          • Psyside

            Yes and its done every time you do a promotion. The judges even thought they were taking the test for general grade
            And i quote “They… They are just too young. Could it be that they mistook this location with the place of promotion from the soldier grade?”
            But that test was never mentioned before

          • Luke Confidential

            Maybe they were excluded from the requirement of the test by virtue of having just had their skills demonstrated in the Demon Hunter Selection.

            Everybody who matters already knew what they were capable of.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            More likely than not the author skipped it because there was nothing to show with it. Considering how massive the whole finding the Tower of Eternity and Yue Ye’s Carriage was I don’t think he could afford any fluff chapters.

            For me I have to recheck the quote but what I kind of felt he was saying was more like “Aren’t these people just trying to become Soldier Grade since they are so young…?”, but that was just my interpretation.

          • dreamer

            I think the test becomes necessary because they almost get killed on the hissing cavern mission and caused the alliance to re-organized the administration of the mission tower. Then to prevent a mistake like that from repeating itself, they create a test to make sure.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I think you could be right on that one. It would make sense that they were overly lax and just let things fly, but after having people executed for cutting corners no one is brave enough to try that shit anymore.

          • Baem LN

            I think so too. How about getting Toto to look over your interpretation over that sentence since it is a lot clearer in terms of understanding.

          • Majk

            I think that they were just really shocked by their age. Just in the previous chapter they say that:

            “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.”

            So this test might be here because of the difficulty spike at this point or they could be something that was just created. It might he been created because of the what happened at the Priests headquarters where they did not only lose a lot of people during the war but also lost many great talents from their demon hunting squads (some squads might even have disbanded which would be a great loss and would make them fear for losing more). This might also be a part of the reorganizacion that happened in the tower after the hissing cavern mission.

            Also LHC seems surprised by this so this should be the first time they have to take a test for rising their grade.

          • Psyside

            Look at what you wrote. “At the time you want to change grade you take a test” from soldier to general is a change. Also the instructors said there was a test
            General grade get harder missions than soldier. We know this already it has been said before.
            Also lhc didnt seem surprised at all. In the previous chapters he said lets get the test to advance our grade

          • Majk

            Long Haochen nodded, “I am sure. But just what is this test about?”
            To me it seem like he did not know about a test.

            When it is said that the missions get harder for the general to commander grade they don’t mean it in the same sense like with soldier and general. It is emphasized that it is a qualitative leap. Something like the differences between steps in cultivation.
            The difference between the 1st and 2nd step while still there is not that big but the difference between an 5th and 6th step is very significant and the one between the 8th and 9th step is even bigger.

          • Psyside

            He knew there was a test. But he didnt know what the test was. Cos by the look of it the test will be different for every grade.

          • Majk

            I guess that we jsut see this difrently so I will simply stick to my version that he did not know and you to yours and lets leve that.
            However, I still don’t belive that there was a test when they went from soldier to general and this is why :
            “Each promotion of grade had severe requirements. Only when conforming
            with all of them can a squad advance in rank. For instance, to advance
            from soldier to general, all team members were required to have broken
            through the fifth step and have more than 1,000 contribution points,
            with the totalled contribution points of the team outstripping 10,000.
            And this was the simplest one.”
            So every promocion will have different requirements.

  • Psyside

    Poor assasin examiner…. I feel bad for him but KNEEL BEFORE YOUR QUEEN.
    I think if she uses her stove it will end in 0.1 second xD

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Yes it will end in 0.1 seconds…. end in his death, lol.

      • Psyside

        How did you expect a yandare to end things?

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Well I would think they usually give it some time and let the fear truly soak in first.

          • Psyside

            Nah i think shes gonna 1hit K.O. him.
            By the look of it next chapter will be 1 hit K.O. after 1hit K.O.
            and the rest will be How do we judge LHC. By the look of it the test will be condensed in 1 chapter

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I think they are probably going to end Cai’er’s test in two paragraphs, lol. After her they will probably glaze over Chen Yinger and Lin Xin. Sima’s will be pretty predictable but funny. Then Han Yu will probably have the most normal one. Ending in the person conceding when seeing what LHC brings out, lol.

            It doesn’t seem like he has any intention of dragging this part out. He hasn’t showcased what Sima and Yinger’s Fused Stoves can do, but I see no reason to do that here so this is probably just being used to raise a few more flags with the Alliance higher ups.

          • Luke Confidential

            Dude… I’m already imagining the look on the Knight Examiner’s face when he and Haochen summon their mounts…

            … and his mount pisses itself and either runs away or bows in obeisance to Austin-mother fucking- Griffon.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Lol. To be fair now that you have said that nothing that comes up in this next few chapters is going to match the picture you just gave me in my mind of a Knights mount pissing it self and running away crying like a little girl.

          • Baem LN

            I think she will just hit the back of the neck of the examiner. One paragraph is enough to describe that.

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  • ZaX

    Feels bad for the examiner. Thanks for the chapter

  • Anto Wibowo

    poor examiners.
    Thank you for the chapter !

  • Erebus

    Thanks for the chapter