Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 368

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 368: Twelfth Holy Guard (I)

Coming out from the rear of the counter, Long Haochen’s group looked very calm, to the point that it couldn’t be said whether they gained something good or not. Although the Demon Hunters outside were very curious, no one approached to ask. These were the rules: no one could ask openly about others’ secrets. Furthermore, these commander grade Demon Hunt Squads were actually even more curious about the ages of Long Haochen’s group of three. After all, they looked far too young. Generally speaking, it was an ordinary thing to see Demon Hunters rise to the commander grade at thirty years of age. However, this group didn’t look close to thirty years at all and should be actually far from reaching that age.

“Boss, why did we buy those two pieces of Legendary Equipment?” Lin Xin asked, whispering into Long Haochen’s ear in a low voice. The excited look on his face had already disappeared, being replaced by a look of worry.

Two pieces of Legendary Tier Equipment had cost them 570,000 contribution points, and Lin Xin had spent 320,000 contribution points on himself alone. In spite of that, Long Haochen had said just before that Wang Yuanyuan and Han Yu were to be prioritized.

Long Haochen replied, “Haven’t you noticed already? Legendary Equipment can’t be purchased that easily. We can’t just make the equipment of our attribute appear at will. I have looked in some shops: Legendary Equipment is in very high demand. It’s actually possible that except at the transaction center, no one else has any for sale. This way, a change of plan was necessary for us, and the best would be to buy what we can first, and then give it to whoever needs it. Contribution points are just a number, but equipment is more dependable.”

Lin Xin appeared puzzled over that, “But, what about that Pride of Ice and Snow? We have no one able to use it”

On a side, Cai’er suddenly chided in a low voice, “You are intelligent in normal times, but why are you acting so dumb now? Just because they are unwilling to spend 10,000 contribution points as inspection fee, the Demon Hunters wanting to buy don’t know what pieces of Legendary Tier Equipment are available at the counter. What we bought was of no use to us, but don’t tell me no other Demon Hunter can use it? You’ll just have to set up a vendor’s booth to exchange this staff for something we need and that’s it. If needed, you just have to add some contribution points to compensate, and this way, we will at least get the opportunity to acquire some Legendary Equipment.”

“That’s right!” Lin Xin suddenly realized in a flash, slapping his own forehead. With a laugh and a turn, he went for a run, impatiently setting up a vendor’s booth.

Just as Long Haochen predicted it, the others didn’t find Legendary Equipment that matched them on the third floor of the transaction center, and even Lin Xin’s operation wasn’t smooth. They naturally wanted to exchange the Pride of Snow and Ice for spatial or light elemental attribute equipment, but equipment for the spatial attribute was extremely rare, while equipment of the light attribute was the most needed by people. The people paying attention to the Pride of Ice and Snow weren’t few, but no one was able to make a satisfying deal.

However, as a whole they got some good things out of this trip. At least, Lin Xin’s strength was enhanced one step further. Now with his acquired Spiritual Stove of Phoenix of Blue Flames and his Fire Crystal Staff carrying fire Curse, Lin Xin’s utility for the team only kept growing. After gaining the Wings of Fire Dragon, his strength increased, which was a good boost for the team.

Having still gotten nothing until the evening, everyone returned to the villa. After having dinner, Lin Xin and Sima Xian slipped away. Lin Xin naturally planned on sending Ye Weiyang the dragon crystal, and Sima Xian proclaimed his glorified desire to ensure his safety, while his true aim was naturally…

In the bedroom, Cai’er and Long Haochen were seated in front of each other. Seeing Long Haochen’s pondering look, Cai’er asked, “Are you still worried about the equipment?”

Long Haochen relaxed his brows, replying with a smile, “Yes! I didn’t think that we would actually be unable to exchange the contribution points for good equipment.”

Cai’er shook her head, “Actually, you don’t need to think like that.”

“Oh?” Long Haochen revealed an inquiring look.

Cai’er replied, “Don’t you think you are too hasty for instant benefits? Ever since our Demon Hunt Squad was established, we have experienced quite a few dangerous and painful situations, but our growth truly reaches the point of leaving anyone speechless. In one short year, we went up from the soldier grade to the commander grade. Actually, our current need is not to keep raising our strength at such high speed. Perhaps our cultivation is still stable, but everyone is truly getting too cavalier.”

Hearing her words, Long Haochen’s pondering look immediately eased away, and he replied with a nod, “You are right, please go on.”

Cai’er replied, “In our current state, everyone has at least one piece of Glorious Tier Equipment, and quite a few contribution points left. Of course, the best scenario would be to find Legendary Equipment for every one of us, but given our current strength, we may not be able to immediately use the powerful equipment. Of course, exchanging contribution points for fighting strength is the best, but it’s not the only way. In our current state, we still have many ways to get stronger. I believe that currently our most urgent need is to raise our strength to be in a more stable situation. As for the exchanges to gain Legendary Equipment, it’s totally okay to wait until we reach the seventh step to look for it.

I asked Grandpa Ying, and he told me that in a commander grade Demon Hunt Squad, a team possessing a piece of Legendary Tier Equipment is already pretty good. But what about us? Lin Xin’s new item aside, you have the Aria of the Goddess of Light, I have the Dagger of Samsara, Sima is about to get a piece of Legendary Tier Equipment from enhancing the Energetic Ball of Light, and Yuanyuan’s Gigantic Divine Soul Shield advanced to this level without doubt from getting another Spatial Crystal. That are already five pieces of Legendary Tier Equipment! And all of us have spiritual stoves. I daresay that with our team formed of six people with fused spiritual stoves, if there were to be a competition between all commander grade Demon Hunt Squads, we would probably be the final victors. Today, you actually defeated a Temple Knight of the seventh step by yourself. In the whole battle, Han Yu didn’t even have to do anything.

By saying this much, I wanted to tell you that our current strength is already great enough. For this reason, you need not to worry so much about raising everyone’s strength.”

Long Haochen nodded in response, “Then, what do you think we should do next.”

Cai’er replied, “We should proceed according to your original plan. We can keep looking for Legendary Equipment, letting Lin Xin set his vendor’s stall for half an hour a day will be enough. A piece of equipment of the Legendary Tier like the Pride of Ice and Snow will surely catch the public attention. As long as he keeps coming at fixed hours every day, someone desirous for exchange will appear sooner or later. We can also start to make use of the few remaining dragon crystals on our side, to start enhancing everyone’s external spiritual energy while having everyone cultivate spiritual energy. We should actually wait a bit before entering the Tower of Eternity. As long as we focus on cultivating internal spiritual energy, we can get rid of our reckless attitude and become more steady step by step. We will need only a short amount of time to recuperate like this. In the meantime, we can take out some contribution points to get the abilities we all need. After reaching the sixth step, we will need some powerful secret techniques to strengthen ourselves. This is another way to raise our fighting strength. And actually, I believe that focusing on abilities is even better than to focus on equipment, because abilities can be used forever.”

Looking at Cai’er, Long Haochen showed a smile, “You’re right. You should have told me all of this earlier!”

Cai’er shook her head lightly, “Your decisions and your plans weren’t mistaken in any way. And moreover, you are the captain of our 64th commander grade Demon Hunt Squad. Let’s keep our private conversation between ourselves; you don’t need to tell them about my help to reach these conclusions. An excellent captain should better have a single voice, even for us…”

Reaching this point, her charming face blushed slightly but she didn’t keep speaking further.

Long Haochen took Cai’er’s hand, and declared in a quiet tone, “You are really my good wife. Can I give you a hug?”

“I don’t want to.” Cai’er replied in alarm, launching herself to the ground. Ever since the intimate moment between the two of them after the fusion of spiritual stoves in the Illusory Paradise, she appeared a lot more bashful than in the past, actually unwilling to let Long Haochen approach her lightly.

Long Haochen scratched his head in helplessness, “Don’t run away. Don’t tell me you think I would force you?”

Cai’er giggled, “Annoying! Just who’s your good wife? How could you already be so perverted at fifteen years of age?”

Long Haochen smiled in response, “I just don’t know who insisted on sleeping on the same bed as me. It seemed to me that this person was younger than me.”


In the morning.

Long Haochen, Cai’er and their comrades sat in a circle as they were used to, sharing their breakfast.

Sima Xian held a huge bowl of rice in his hands, eating his share in a wheeze.

Chen Ying’er couldn’t help but worry for the table, “Bald man, pay attention to your image, will you?”

Lin Xin revealed a mocking smile, “Ignore him, he’s really depressed now.”

Long Haochen spoke next, “Oh right, what did Miss Weiyang say when you went to offer her a dragon crystal? And what’s up with Sima?”

Lin Xin replied, “Miss Ye didn’t accept our dragon crystal. She said that you were right: a divine sword isn’t something that can be considered over money. Since you could make its light reappear to the world, Miss Ye is already satisfied. She says that if we really want to compensate her, we can support her in case she ever needs some help in the future.”

Long Haochen wrinkled his brows. He would actually have prefered to pay the cost of a dragon crystal over having a commitment towards the other side. After a short time of pondering, he gave the reply, “Then go back to her today, and tell her that helping her is okay, but this would be limited to me alone, and cannot involve our whole team.”

“Okay.” Lin Xin gave his agreement.

Long Haochen studied Sima Xian who was eating with great concentration, and gave Lin Xin an inquiring look.

Lin Xin laughed hard, “He has been struck hard. When seeing that pure beauty, she directly told him: ‘I don’t like baldies, and I don’t like bald priests all the more.’ Then she left, without giving him a single glance. And now, he’s trying to reduce his grief with food.”

Chen Ying’er laughed on the side, “Sima, you cannot give up just like that, you know!? Chasing after a girl is not so easy you see! However, I just feel that you shouldn’t hope for too much when pursuing that pure beauty. It’s the beauty and the beast, the contrast is too great, hahaha.”

  • Asi k k

    Thanks a lot TotoBro 🙂

  • Kaarme

    Chen Ying’er certainly knows all about the difficulties of chasing after a girl considering how difficult she’s making it for Wenzhao to chase after her.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I thought you were going to bring up how she has been chasing after Wang Yuanyuan for a second, lol.

      • felix

        Was thinking them same thing. Does she even remember Wenzhao anymore?

        • Kaarme

          There was a brief mention earlier how she apparently asked people about Wenzhao’s situation after the southern pass battle.

          • Luke Confidential

            They’ve been betrothed since they were kids. Even if she has zero interest in him romantically she likely still cares for him in a platonic way.

          • Kaarme

            Who knows. Ch352 seems to suggest Cai’er is not so sure of her firm front. Personally I think serving under Haochen has changed and is still changing those two girls, who were kind of arrogant in the beginning if memory serves. Even if not as much as the poor retainer knight, who suffered a complete personality change.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair I think if everyone didn’t know how dedicated LHC is and how Yandere Cai’er could become they would be pursuing LHC, lol. I still remember during the Demon Hunt Selection the majority of priests were female and they were all praying to get into LHC’s team to seduce him :P.

          • Evilage

            i remember that too. those were the days :’)

          • Luke Confidential

            Back in the days I still had a backlog of translated chapters ahead of me T_T

          • Evilage

            i felt so alive. just when i checked the index and thought there were no other translated chapters it kept going for like 10 chapters. i was so happy.

  • IvyHav3n

    Long Haochen is a savage 😂

  • Alexios Blake

    Poor baldie, I pity him that response was a bit too harsch.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Well this is Sima so I don’t see him giving up for quite some time, lol. Everyone in their team seems to have to suffer some stuff to start a relationship. LHC had to be stabbed, Lin Xin had his emotional scars brought up, Wang Yuanyuan had to be saved from death, and Yinger is still playing hard to get and wrapping Yang Whenzhao around her little finger. Being insulted this lightly is getting off pretty light in comparison to most of them.

      • Alexios Blake

        True again. Although I doubt that Yinger will be with Whenzhao, he is only a childhoodfriend so far I See.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I think from her perspective you might be right and she might not see him romantically. I think part of it for her is she is really proud. She doesn’t want to have to just be protected. So I would guess that is why she rejects him so much. After she reaches seventh step and gains control of her power she will be more likely to open up to him.

          • Alexios Blake

            Maybe we will see how things will go, and we should not forget that moment at the beginning of the squad so there may even be a Hao Yue route for her.

          • Luke Confidential

            A convert!

            [Hulk Hogan imitation] Welcome to the ship, Brother!

            Let’s face it, Yang does not compare to Xiao Guāng [the Chinese word for Little Light.]

          • Baem LN

            I think so too. If she really inherits her grandma’s temperament, she will be just as you described.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • sergioGM

    Thanks 😀

  • Jonathan Hurd

    So they are finally buying more skills, wooh! Hoping LHC picks up some Guardian Knight Secret Skills, Wang Yuanyuan gets some Warrior ones since she still lacks a high end teacher, and probably a few more for Han Yu and his healing…

    After that maybe get Sima Xian some more offensive priest abilities.

  • Dragon

    Ha nice chapter thank you Totobro and sponsors

  • kinka

    thanks for the chapter!

    damm… I passed so much time without commenting here all because I was too lazy to create a account…

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Lol, welcome to the team :P.

      • Evilage

        i did the same at first too. read everything and posted as a anon with the same name XD. then one day got really bored so made this account.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I was going to make an account but then saw I could use Facebook account so saved me some effort. 😀

          • Luke Confidential

            I use Google

  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro and sponsors Owen E, Edward R!

  • Evilage

    i like how this is going, han yu still needs a girl? i’m gonna go with a priest girl(han yu is a healer knight so i just did it)

    • Robin

      A female mage would also be good. She could tease Lin Xin with his incapability. 😉

      • Jonathan Hurd

        That would be funny…., but we all know she is going to be a Light Elemental Mage, lol.

        • Evilage

          that would be good too. 🙂
          the guy is the only one on the team without a girl. maybe his grandpa will arrange a marriage interview and he would ask LHC for help?

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I still feel LHC would be the worst wing man. He has no experience with it and is more likely to attract the girl to himself, lol.

          • Luke Confidential

            LHC can do great as wing man on a double date with Cai-Er along. The other chick doesn’t want to die.

        • Robin

          Ice would be nicer. He could present her with the staff or even meet her while brockering a deal. And then she could counter Lin Xin’s flames. ^^

          • Evilage

            that just makes me remember that other girl….what was her name again? the friend of Li Xin?

          • Kaarme

            What on Earth would she say now if she met Haochen and his whole team of unbelievably powerful demon hunters?

          • Robin

            She would die out of shame. ^__^

          • Evilage

            as much as that would be fun, i think that she would be proud of LHC and how far they have come.

          • Robin

            As if I still remember her name… 😉
            She was too unimportant to remember. And she didn’t even participate in the DH selection. No, I think more of a female ice mage with a serene and relaxed personality who is okay with sharing her man with Haochen, but still has enough temperament to faze Lin Xin and the boys.

          • Evilage

            i would like you to please explain “share her man with Haochen”…

          • Robin

            Somehow I am absolutely sure that what I mean is not what you think. But it is fun to tease you with wording carrying a double entendre. 😀
            Haochen is his master and Han Yu is really dedicated. If his master calls for him, his girl would always only be his second priority. Not every girl is content with always playing the second fiddle.

          • Evilage

            i kinda did know that you meant that but thought i would make this more fun :3

          • Robin

            I love implied ambiguities.

          • Evilage

            i love them myself too XD

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I think their team might already have an extreme excess of Light element users and lovers…., but hell why not keep the process going….

      Everyone in their team thus far has hooked up with someone who uses it. If we consider what they said at the AH i think the girl Sima is pursuing is also light element…. In the end the only person in their entire team not dating someone of the Light Element might end up being LHC, lol.

  • Evilage

    i like how this is going, han yu still needs a girl? i’m gonna go with a priest girl(han yu is a healer knight so i just did it)

  • Psyside

    Ah the lovers quarrel. Yandare and a Tsundere wow…..

    • Evilage

      actually observing cai’er to this extent she is more of a tsundere than a yandere, apart from the fact that she is really overprotective, none of her other other features match a yandere. so lets just call her an overprotective tsundere(if you want actual yandere’s check out school days)

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I think Yandere comes up because of the interactions she had with Yue Ye and the knife she owns.

        For LHC would he just be deredere? Sweet on the outside and the inside :D.

        • Evilage

          yandere was first brought up because she attacked wangzhao since he beat him in the competition(i remember this well)
          well lets just say she is 50-50 with whole yan-tsun-dere(she could be considered as a kuudere as well since she took a little while to warm upto him)

          as for long haochen…..he is a deredere i guess?

          • Psyside

            Yandare is cos of many things. Also its a joke. LHC aint a deredere

  • Zeth

    Thank you Totobro and sponsors!

  • Rob Engranajes

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Poor Sima, he should ask Has-drugs bro for some hair lotion lok

  • Anto Wibowo

    Sima will try to grow some hair then hahaha.
    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Evan Maulana

    thank you

  • Psyside

    I so knew he was gonna trade it

    • Kaarme

      Boring, so very boring. But I guess sensible.

  • ZaX

    Sima be like Krillin and grow some hair. Thanks for the chapter

    • Luke Confidential

      We all know Krillin was lying. He didn’t quit shaving his hair because he quit taking life as a martial artist seriously.

      He quit shaving his hair because he got P***y-whipped.

  • leopold1983

    Hi Dr Patience, we meet again …

    • Luke Confidential

      Hello patience my old friend,
      I’ve come to talk with you again.
      Because translation slowly creeping
      Didn’t leave seeds while I was sleeping

      And the words of the prophets are written in alliance halls
      Still it calls.
      Echo, the strain, of patience.

  • normal guy

    The beauty and the beast don’t go well/ As far as what I know, almost all CN novels have the lead pairing in this way, though my definition of beast might be a bit different.

    • Luke Confidential

      Is Tang San the Beauty and Xiao Wu the [beautiful] Beast in Douluo Dalu?

      • normal guy

        ” almost”

        • Luke Confidential

          What about LHC and Cai-Er? I could see one interpreting him as the beauty [filled with light and goodness ontop of external beauty] and her the beast [filled with envy and the potential for wrath over the smallest slight. That can happen when one basically grows up as a princess being groomed to take over an entire temple one day.]

          • normal guy

            Well, either way, you got yourself a beauty and a beast.

  • Ying’er sure doesn’t mingle with the words lol

  • Aashish Kandel

    isn’t their relationship progressing backwards? going from sharing a bed to barely hugging each other now..