Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 369

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 369: Twelfth Holy Guard (II)

Sima Xian finally raised his head, though some rice grains still stuck to his face, “Who said I gave up?! Your bro gets braver the bigger the obstacle. She said she doesn’t like baldies? Has-drugs-bro, I’m going with you today as well, and with a wig on me this time. And she doesn’t like a priest? Then this man will go with his armor.” At first, this guy had tried to appear very polite and refined yesterday, intentionally coming with a priest gown to accompany Lin Xin to the Alliance’s Great Auction House.

Hearing him say that, everyone couldn’t help but break out in laughter, and Han Yu remarked, “Do your best Sima. We will support you whole-heartedly. Just try to forget about that pure beauty as early as you can.”

Sima Xian wasn’t ugly in appearance; on the contrary, he gave a manly and tough look, resolute to the bone and tenacious. His imposing build easily gave a sense of security.

Lin Xin laughed, “I think that you shouldn’t wear a wig. You’d better show your true self. Otherwise, if you really manage to succeed and she discovers you aren’t what you seem to be, won’t it come back to bite you?”

Wang Yuanyuan nodded, “Has-drugs-bro said it right. Since you are the one chasing the other party, you should show your sincerity. Without sincerity, what’s there to talk about?”

Sima Xian patted his own bald head, giving them a grieved and indignant look, “So, chasing after a girl is that hard? But how is it that it seemed so easy for our Captain?!”

“What did you just say?” Cai’er who stayed silent until then slowly raised her head.

“Hic… I didn’t say anything. Oh and, I’m done eating.” Saying that, the bald man tried to escape.

Cai’er turned to look at Long Haochen, “So it was easy? Then how about making things a little harder for you in the future? I’m also done eating.” Saying that, she stood up and returned to their room. Long Haochen just didn’t see that at the time she left, a smile adorned her face.

Staring dumbfounded at the vanishing silhouette of Cai’er, Long Haochen gave an innocent look, “Why am I unjustly accused without having done anything at all?”

Lin Xin laughed in response, “Boss, I am not picking on anyone, but Sima Xian just brought vice-captain up against you with his comments. If I were you, I wouldn’t bear with this.”

Long Haochen abruptly stood up, sweeping an indifferent glance towards Lin Xin, “I don’t need to bear with it.” Immediately afterwards, he called out to someone in the same room, “Sima Xian, follow me to have some training on close quarters battle.”

The auxiliary chief of the Temple Alliance, and auxiliary head of the Knight Temple, Saint Knight Chief Han Qian was lately in a very good mood.

Ever since a genius such as Long Haochen appeared in the Knight Temple, the matters he had to handle aside, the biggest part of his attention was focused on Long Hoachen as well as his Demon Hunt Squad.

When Long Haochen’s group passed the test smoothly, becoming a commander grade Demon Hunt Squad, Han Qian was indeed worried for some time. Although he was Long Haochen’s grandteacher, and had a huge influence in the Alliance, Demon Hunt Squads were independent existences, and even Han Qian couldn’t easily get involved in the Demon Hunt Squads’ matters.

When Han Qian had a Temple Knight of the seventh step challenge Long Haochen, his goal was simple. He wished for them to fail the test to become a commander grade Demon Hunt Squad and keep them from undertaking harder missions. Hadn’t the Alliance just given them a million contribution points? Couldn’t they behave well and settle down for a while? However, he didn’t expect Long Haochen to actually have reached such a level of strength. He managed to defeat a Temple Knight with his own strength.

Left helpless, Han Qian couldn’t subvert them any further, and right when he had to believe that Long Haochen and his squad would accept another mission and leave Holy City a short time later, they actually chose to train in seclusion, sealing themselves off in their villa to avoid any external disturbance. Furthermore, this seclusion already lasted for four months.

How could Han Qian not rejoice over these news? These outstanding kids actually didn’t let their confidence blind them, and chose to stabilize their strength under these circumstances, consolidating their progress through training behind closed doors. In fact, they could already be said to have the attitude of a powerful Demon Hunt Squad. These youngsters were actually even more level-headed than a lot of veteran Demon Hunt Squads.

That’s right, Long Haochen’s group was already in closed-door training for more than four months, and still remained in seclusion. For the time being, they didn’t plan on ending their seclusion, and to them, today was an important day.

Tower of Eternity.

Long Haochen, Cai’er, Han Yu, Sima Xian, Wang Yuanyuan, Lin Xin, and Chen Ying’er were lined up in a row.

“Boss, which one of us will go?” Sima Xian asked Long Haochen eagerly. In front of them was the red skeleton that made them go through continuous battles, training and tempering their strength. It was precisely with this skeleton powerhouse that they continuously crossed swords, giving everyone a chance to master ancient battle techniques. But today, they decided to pass all the trials of the first floor of the Tower of Eternity.

Over the past four months, following Cai’er’s warning, Long Haochen decided to prioritize everyone’s cultivation of internal spiritual energy. Calming down their scatterbrains, they got used to the changes in their strength upon reaching the sixth step. Their days went by, training their newly obtained abilities, searching for Legendary Equipment to buy, and using the Devil Dragon Crystals with precious drug ingredients to let them nourish their bodies.

The Devil Dragon Crystals were of even greater utility than they imagined. By the means of some rare ingredients getting rid of impurities along with the darkness properties, they gained extremely good results at every bath. Be it in strength, toughness, or attack power, they progressed in all regards.

However, after every use, the volume of the magical crystal shrank, until they completely disappeared. In a bit more than four months, they had already used up three Devil Dragon Crystals, and everyone felt that any further gain in external spiritual energy now amounted next to nothing. After that they stopped bathing with them. However, this external spiritual energy wasn’t gained for free. It was with the help of assistive medicine, which had cost them close to four millions gold coins and 150,000 contribution points.

They had obtained another two pieces of Legendary Tier Equipment. As they wished, they had bought a Legendary Tier sword for Han Yu and an accessory called Necklace of Prayers for Chen Ying’er.

The sword of the Legendary Tier was exchanged for the Pride of Ice and Snow, as well as 100,000 contribution points. Then, in addition to the Necklace of Prayers, Long Haochen bought another sword at the Glorious Tier and some secret techniques. Now the total amount of contribution points of the team amounted to only 50,000. So many hundreds of thousands of contribution points were used just so extravagantly.

Over more than four months, they could be said to have used up contribution points without inhibitions, so it was natural that their reserves were now used up.

“I will be the one going. This skeleton senior taught us what fiery encroachment is, so I wish to be able to truly defeat him in a one versus one, to show that his steady company wasn’t for nothing.” Long Haochen said in a serious tone.

No one objected, and after separating from each other, they made sufficient space for him.

With the Glorious Holy Shield in his left hand and the recently acquired sword Rippling Light in his right hand, Long Haochen walked in large strides towards that imposing red skeleton.

The two sides closed the distance quickly. On Long Haochen’s back, with a glint of golden light, his four wings unfolded. When he entered the range of twenty meters from the red skeleton, flames twinkled in the eyes of the red skeleton. Its three meters tall body immediately produced a spurt of flames aimed straight at Long Haochen.

Long Haochen didn’t step back. Abruptly speeding up he aimed to clash against the red skeleton, but didn’t use any dashing technique.

The distance was cut down, and when it was five meters, the red skeleton suddenly did a crouching motion, dexterously aiming the massive bone blade to cut Long Haochen’s neck.

Long Haochen already crossed swords with him innumerable times, and thus naturally knew what followed the red skeleton’s crouching motion. His charge didn’t slow down; only his footsteps appeared lighter and slower, while being a lot more dexterous. Abruptly bending his arms back, he flashed through the blade of the red skeleton.

The red skeleton put his power into his two legs, suddenly moving about with a half turn. Meanwhile, the shield in his left hand was swept toward Long Haochen in an earth-shattering motion.

To conform with the skeleton’s huge size, his shield was also extremely broad, giving Long Haochen an unavoidable resistance.

Of course, Long Haochen could rely on his spiritual wings for flight, but he didn’t do that. In the Tower of Eternity, the altitude was restricted. And if he tried to fly forcefully, avoiding the effect of Forbidden Sky would prove to be hard.

Against commonsense, Long Haochen who seemed to be unable to avoid the attack, suddenly did an unexpected movement: he started to crawl.

Precisely, in the instant the shield of the red skeleton was swept horizontally, he actually crawled on the ground in response.

That immense shield was swept above his back, almost making contact with it.

A Shield Back-charge was aimed at the ground, causing the crawling Long Haochen to instantly shoot up, letting his Rippling Light blossom with a myriad of brilliant rays. Against the red skeleton that temporarily lost the protection of his shield, he used a Demon Wiping Flash.

It could be said that Long Haochen’s response was quite imaginative. Along with the increase of his external spiritual energy, his flexibility increased incredibly, permitting him to do a lot of movements he was previously unable to do.

The red skeleton didn’t panic because of Long Haochen’s sneak attack. The immense bone blade instantly did a chopping motion, actually launching an Asura Strike. Exactly, he used Asura Strike with a single hand, and even with the backlash of his shield still affecting him.

After crossing swords with the red skeleton for so many times, Long Haochen and his group had painfully learned about the fact that in battle, no movement was superfluous.

However, this red skeleton clearly did a miscalculation. The myriads of light rays were suddenly condensed to another direction, aiming at the edge of the bone blade.

With a crispy Ding sound, the red skeleton fell back in spite of his massive build. As for the shield in his left hand, it couldn’t be used as a result of his previous action. This time, Long Haochen showed his ability to counterattack from a passively defensive state.

  • Aeidail

    Thanks for the chapter and also first wow.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Psyside

    Oh boy Sima angered the beast. Poor LHC

    • dreamer

      Well… by his point of view it really seems so. Lets try to recall our memories from Sima’s point of view.
      1. The first time he met LHC, Cai’er wasn’t even there
      2. In the 60 participant of the main tournament, they start with just holding hands
      3. The very first night of their stay in the same hotel before reaching exorcist mountain past, LHC slept in her room
      4. Both Cai’er’s parent and her great grandfather already accept LHC as her future wife

      While its true that LHC struggle quite a lot, from Sima’s point of view it really seems easy. 😛

      • Alex Drake

        He was still a fool to voice that thought out loud

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Yeah… Sima needs to learn to stop digging his own grave…., lol.

          • Luke Confidential

            He’s not going to the grave… just the medics 😉

          • Psyside

            I wouldnt say that… Hes dealin wtih our little yandare xD

          • Luke Confidential

            No, the Yandere’s frustrations are focused on Long Haochen, it’s the Captain himself who’s taking Sima out to the ‘CQC training’ woodshed for a paddling.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair LHC is a necromancer. He can probably come up with a few fates worse than death :P.

      • Kaarme

        Haochen does struggle occasionally, but the ultimate truth is that Cai’er chose him all the way back when Haochen still didn’t know anything. After that it was basically getting to really know each other. So, Haochen didn’t really need to conquer Cai’er. He just needed to be himself and possess the courage to approach her. But courage is one thing he never lacked.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        To be fair the Pursuer at the start was more of Cai’er than it was LHC. He won her heart when they were young and he tried to protect her with his life. She had to eventually worm her way into his heart by holding hands on the trip back each day and then giving up her place as one of the Top three of the Demon Hunt Squad Selection.

        • dreamer

          LHC was the first to offer help right? So in this case, I like to say that it is mutual. No one chasing anyone because their heart kind of connected the first time they hold hands.

          Or somehow Cai’er was the 1st blind girl he ever met so he felt a great urge to help her. And the rest is as you said 😉

          • Luke Confidential

            Yeah, I’m 99.99999999999% sure that was nothing more than LHC’s innate kindness.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Well this is LHC we are talking about. It would be pretty strange if he lent his aid to someone who he saw in need of it expecting something in return. The walking back did start like that, but it also eventually turned into him greatly enjoying the sending her home. So it did eventually evolve into him being interested in her, but at the start I see it as completely platonic.

  • dreamer

    Thank you for the chapter toto.

    So LHC new glorious sword is called “Rippling Light” while his original technique called “Ripple of Light”?
    Is it just me, or the author loved to use similar name like Li Xin, Lin Xin, and Ling Xin? And now a sword with a matching name with the skill?

    • Luke Confidential

      Alternatively, my thinking is LHC chose that sword because of its compatibility with his skill.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        To be fair coming up with multiple names is pretty annoying so I wouldn’t hold it too much against him. Considering how many things he has had to name thus far I am amazed we haven’t gotten more repeats.

  • Luke Confidential

    Looks like we’re back to the pattern of chapter titles really being the title of the cliff at the end of the chapter.

  • LeafarGuests

    LHC and Cai’er are really enjoying themselves, aren’t they? It’s kinda funny see it after they already have gone this far in their relationship.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      They’re still as adorable as they have always been, :D. They’re still young too so they have plenty of time to build up their courage, hehe.

      • Psyside

        Caier is shaping up as a fine Tsundere xD

        • The signs have always been there 😀

  • Zeth

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  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

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    Thank you Totobro and sponsors Edward R, Thomas S!

  • Dragon

    I am really curious to find out what are the new secret skills LHC got also I personally don’t like the name of his new sword it is too close to the name of the skill LHC created you know it’s going to get confusing especially if he uses them both in battle

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Yeah, the sword name being that close to LHC’s skill is kind of annoying. On the bright side with LHC’s track record I think he will manage to find a way to destroy it before too long so give it a handful of chapters, lol.

      What I keep wanting is for LHC to use some 6th step Retribution Abilities from his Inheritance ring, lol. I know Asura Strike and Asura Thrust are really powerful, but still kind of want him to use Revolving Condemning Sword again….

      I do want to see what kind of Guardian Knight abilities he has picked up now as well, hehe.

      • Dragon

        You are right and to be honest it has been so long since the skills in that ring have even been mentioned that I forgot he had it so I am with you on the rin hope he learns some good skills from it. When it comes to the sword you are also right I think LHC’s new title could be sword destroyer lol.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I do have to say I like how he got himself a Glorious sword so that he couldn’t rely on his equipment to try to overwhelm Flame Sensei.

          If you ask me I’m guessing he will melt the Glorious Sword and then reawaken Excalibur again. I am starting to miss the BRHL almost as much as I have Hao Yue’s absence in battle, lol.

          • Luke Confidential

            He didn’t GET the Glorious for that purpose, he got it as a budget secondary sword for Retribution Knight Mode.

            That being said yeah, his choice to use that rather than Eternal Requiem was a cool one.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Thank you for using the Aria of the Goddess of Lights true name, :P.

            I am really hoping the final test for the first floor is fighting a whole group of people like Flame Sensei. Preferably all different elements…. Then we can have Sensei Rangers!

          • Luke Confidential

            After five thousand years of glorious Tyranny under God-Queen Rita, two unwitting astronauts free the space warrior Zordon from the eternal slumber of Rita’s magic. “After five thousand years I’m free! Time to Liberate Earth!

            “Quickly Omega! Conjure up the corpses of five heroes with attitude!”

            Earth, Fire, Water, Wind, Light!

            {Wait guys those might be our elements but that’s not our song! Follow my lead!}

            “We’ve got, a power and life force like you’ve never seen before.
            We’ve got elements and afterlife forever moooore.
            No one will ever take us down, the undeath lies on our si-iiii-iiiied.

            {Everybody joins in}

            Go go skellerangers.
            Go go skellerangers.
            Go go skellerangers.
            Mighty Undead SkeleRangers

          • Psyside

            isnt fire sensei the last test from what i understood?

          • Athanos

            Fire skeleton is the last and the final test of the 1st floor, yes, but there are other floors.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I’m not so sure that Flame Sensei is the final test. I looked through the previous chapters and at chapter 302 they said….

            “But how about the sixth test? According to the current distance they had covered, the first floor came very possibly with nine or ten trials, and each one of them would be harder than the previous one. How could the pressure be low? In addition that they couldn’t make their spiritual energy progress anymore here, the pressure they bore was still tremendous.”

            So I think Flame Sensei might be similar to the first, second, and third trial. It is the introduction stage of a new enemy. After they have proved they can deal with one then Elux starts mixing them with more enemies and increasing the challenge.

          • Psyside

            ye i know but he said like theres more on flor 1 after skeleton

      • Psyside

        That sword will go when Blue rain gets fixed

  • Dragon

    On a side note Cai’er is such a tease and sema had to pay the price for it lol

  • sergioGM

    Thanks 🙂

  • Anto Wibowo

    thank you for the chapter! cai’er can be playful like that too i guess 😀

  • Cai’er warmed up to the team quite a bit

    • Robin

      She did. I like it when she shows that she really cares about them. Like the time she solaced Chen Ying’er after she woke up next to the little pig, or she apologized to Sima for lashing out at him. Although rare, those are truly endearing moments.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I loved the apology to Sima, lol. Sima acted like the sky was falling after that happened and was more scared of the apology than of being scolded.

        • Robin

          It is always suspicious if someone acts out of character – at least the outward one. 😉

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Oh of course. I just loved his reaction of, ‘I would of been more at ease if she yelled at me O.o.’

          • Robin

            Somehow guys find this kind of behavior especially troubling, or rather threatening, in females. I really don’t know why… 😉

          • Jonathan Hurd

            We’re too paranoid that it is some sort of trap. We know how to deal with anger from our fuck ups. Getting apologized to though…. that is out of our realm of understanding, :D.

          • Robin


  • dreamer

    Hi, it almost 2 days since this chap release and almost 3 days since this title used, but I can’t find anything related to “Twelfth Holy Guard” in the chapter or in the comment.
    Anyone has any idea who might they be? At first thought is they’re guard of the knight temple send by Han Qian to help them in mission, but since up untill now they’re not taking any mission, my guess changes to 11 other skeleton who guard the ToE like red skeleton sensei so 12 in total. Or they can be guard of Auction hall they’ll meet along with the progress of Sima’s love journey.
    Anyone has other idea?

    • Majk

      They probably are something like the special guard/past comrades of Elux the Slumbering Calamity and Holy Necromancer (would make the Holy fit).The red skelton would be a part of them and it is possible that they guard each floor in the tower (the top ones having more than one of them).
      Other than that I don’t think that there is anything else unless this is the name for a group of skeletons on the next floor. They could be some special knight team, I was expecting it before this chapter, but now it would be kinda late to intorduce them since the next one will be the 3rd chapter with the name.

      • dreamer

        So, the red skeleton will somehow talk to them? Or elux? It will be awesome if after that battle, the red skeleton suddenly talk to them 😀

        • Majk

          He did show that he has a personality when they first fought him so I hope that he will say something when they finally beat him.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            What I predict is LHC will stop right before dealing the finishing blow to Flame Sensei and then they will both salute each other and Flame Sensei will let him pass.

            What could also happen is after defeating him. Flame Sensei could swear loyalty to LHC and so when LHC FINALLY DOES NECROMANCY…. (not bitter at all….) he will be able to summon Flame Sensei.

          • Luke Confidential

            Given his skill, how would you rate Flame Sensei’s potency on the battlefield?

            Equivalent to your average [not exceptional and not bearing a Spiritual Stove or Legendary Equipment] Seventh Step Power House of which rank?

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I think his energy is capped at around top of 6th step in this body. If we had them both equip equal gear. I feel like he could hold his own against a high 7th step maybe even a early 8th stepper with his extreme level of skill.

            He might not be able to finish an opponent at the eighth step, but I also feel that the opponent might end up in desperate straights trying to deal with him.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        My personal guess is that the Twelfth Holy Guard is going to be an item that Elux rewards LHC with after beating Flame Sensei. I feel like Flame Sensei is such a giant leap in difficulty it would only be natural for there to be a bigger reward for finally winning.

        • Majk

          I honestly hope that it won’t happen for now. LHC has so many OP items at this point that it is geting boring. Honestly even when he got the Aria I was not as excited as I fell I should have been, because he gets great items all the time (or that is what it feels like). I know that items/stoves/mounts are all a part of his strength but like with Lin Xin I would like to see them improve some more just by working hard and learning/creating new skills or improving old ones.

          I meancion Lin Xin because I wanted to see him learn some defensive spells. Sure he mastered the flame ring and elemental shields to a higher level than most but they are still low level spells. I refuse to believe that there was never a mage who looked at their profession and sad: “Long distance we rule but if someone gets close we are dead. Let’s make some skills to cover for that flaw.” I’m happy that he got offensive spells from his equipment but I just enjoy seeing characters grow through different means a bit more.

          This is the way that people progress in this world and we probably won’t get any traning arcs since but equipment ones insted but it just leaves this feeling of it being rushed in my mouth(even if it isen’t).
          I know that this mini rant came from nowhere but I just had to get it off my chest, so sorry.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Don’t worry you are not alone in wanting to see some new abilities come out and be witnessed. For Lin Xin there was that Flame Guardian of the 7th step he pulled off to try and stop Ah’Bao’s technique so he definitely has a few more cards up his sleeve. I personally want to see a flame golem, but that’s just me, :D.

            Overall considering there are 6 professions to draw from the sheer amount of abilities is a bit overwhelming. If the author just tried listing it all off we wouldn’t really understand their power and it would get pretty tedious. So the story tries to slowly mix them in throughout different fights to help keep up the impact of the reveal. I think we will definitely be seeing some new things in the next few fights on the first floor of the Tower of Eternity since everyone recently got 6th step and they also seemed to have bought some new abilities.

            On LHC’s equipment, if it makes you feel any better while the things LHC has been gaining has been growing he has also been losing some of them in usefulness. His glorious armor and shield mainly just let him activate 6th step abilities he can now use himself so they aren’t really that helpful anymore. He also broke BRHL so while things are added some are admittedly being taken away.

            For training arc I don’t think we need to worry about not seeing them. The author seems to hold the idiom of 1% talent 99% effort pretty dear. We will get a few more training montages most likely especially considering LHC and crew are still on the first floor of the Tower of Eternity and there are around 7 levels in total. I am looking forward to what the final boss of this floor looks like and that fight, :D.

            The way I see the story progressing is Equipment upgrades/step level ups, use that to advance in training in Tower of Eternity, use that experience and gear to then fight bigger baddies, and after use the newfound spoils from those battles to buy new equipment…. The cycle repeats, :D. Training is admittedly where they usually get us used to the new upward limits and then they have life or death fights to push those limits.

            Also i wouldn’t feel too bad about them not having any opponents to fight anymore. Remember how badly LHC got his butt kicked by that 8th Step Moon Demon and that was with energy equivalent to being around 8th step. Sure he has progressed a lot, but even the lowest Demon God’s are peak 8th steppers with a Demon God throne to back them up. There is plenty of room for LHC to grow and opponents for LHC to have to match.

          • Majk

            In the fight with the moon demon he only reached the peak of the seventh step “Unfortunately, Long Haochen was still at the sixth step of cultivation,
            and visibly didn’t reach the realm of the eighth step himself. But even
            so, after his fusion with Haoyue, he alone still gained strength
            comparable to the peak of the seventh step.”

  • Luke Confidential

    Where’s today’s chapter T_T