Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 372

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 372: Second Floor of the Tower of Eternity (II)

Just before Chen Ying’er’s chant was cut-off midway, there appeared three Summoning Gates behind her, but they disappeared before being activated as she didn’t complete her spell.

This was the great gain obtained from the fusion between the Scapegoat Spiritual Stove and the Spiritual Stove of Time. Of course, this was an ability that could only be used once a day, and which fortunately had no huge backlash.

To summoners, a triple summoning ability was something going completely against nature. Still, the current Chen Ying’er was unable to display its full strength yet due to her special situation.

From the smashed parts of the blue skeleton gradually appeared a blue mass of light, and a slightly tapered voice could be heard from it, “The Eleventh Holy Guard reports to Master.” Then, it’s two severed halves fluttered along in a wind, transforming into two rays of light heading straight for Long Haochen. As it happened with the Red Skeleton, it fused into the Eternal Melody on Long Haochen’s chest.

The gem above the Eternal Melody now took the shape of a white skull, and beside the traces of red flame on the surface of the skull, appeared traces of a blue flame.

Right at that moment, the Tower of Eternity trembled suddenly, and Long Haochen’s group of seven clearly felt the quiver of a great earthquake. Everyone quickly gathered, vigilantly observing the surrounding changes.

Ripples of soft golden color appeared on the Eternal Melody resting on Long Haochen’s chest. In a golden light, illusory traces of air dispersed, making everything look hazy. This soft and golden color rippled in the air, and everything became distinct to their eyes.

Right ahead of Long Haochen’s group of seven, an immense sculpture appeared. Although it was only a sculpture, the looks of the seven were focused on it, because it emanated an inexhaustible awe-inspiring presence.

The sculpture roughly reached ten meters in height, and stood completely still. It was clad in a vivid and gorgeous black gown, on which some golden symbols appeared. On top of the gown the sculpture wore a large white cloak and a white hat, which provided a bold contrast of bright and dark with the black gown. The combination made the real appearance of the man behind this sculpture completely indistinct.

Its right hand was holding a two meters long magic staff, which was a mixture of black, white and gold. These three colors entangled with each other. The black symbolized pure death, while the gold stood for the meaning of purity and holiness, and that white color was seemingly related with the summoning power used by summoners.

Three kinds of metals coiled together, forming this mystical staff. On its top sat a large crystal that seemed to look like the sculpture of a skull. It was entirely white, and looked like an enlarged version of the Eternal Melody.

Looking at this sculpture, everyone quivered. Although it was merely a sculpture, and everyone knew it wasn’t a living being, every member of the squad still felt stunned to sense a profound, wise, and awe inspiring aura being released by it.

Although Long Haochen never acknowledged himself as the disciple of the Slumbering Calamity Elux, he still gave a knight salute in front of this sculpture. He didn’t feel any particular liking towards necromancers, but had no choice but to admire this powerhouse from the ancient times. From the Tower of Eternity alone, one could see how terrible this person had to be, probably standing as an existence comparable to the Demon God Emperor.

“Congratulations, my child. Did you like the gift I left you for completing the first set of trials? The twelve holy guards were my twelve guards in the past, all of them chose to take on this duty voluntarily. Unfortunately, human life is in the end limited, so I could only let them continue to exist as departed spirits. This is one of the most precious things I prepared for you. What you faced before was their suppressed strength. If you keep advancing, for every floor you clear, a part of the Holy Guard’s strength will be restored. Keep going forward, my child, and one day, you will let my twelve holy guards reappear in their full splendor.”

A pure white pillar of light appeared, spraying out from the peak of his staff, and growing in size in front of everyone’s eyes. Reaching a diameter of three meters, it emitted faint spatial fluctuations.

Lin Xin mumbled to himself, “This Holy Necromancer is too stingy. We have just cleared all the trials on the first floor, yet didn’t gain much rewards.”

Han Yu chuckled in response, “What more do you want as reward? Without the trials on the first floor of the Tower of Eternity, would our spiritual energy have grown so fast? I’m afraid that we would still be far from the sixth step. What’s more, we gained skills, combat training, and also obtained two holy guards. Didn’t this holy necromancer also say that the holy guards can still have more of their power restored? Just think about it, if the red and the blue skeleton we encountered can regain their spiritual energy, and maybe even more power, how terrifying would that be?! And this is only the first floor of the Tower of Eternity. To us, the chance of coming here is even more valuable than any weapon. After all, with our current cultivation, we still have no way to wield divine weapons in their full splendor, but the Tower of Eternity permits us to keep gaining power without limits, and that counts for all of us.”

Everyone could see the truth in Han Yu’s words, and nodded without restraint.

Long Haochen said next, “Once entering this pillar of light, we should reach the second floor. Do you want to keep going forward?”

Wang Yuanyuan replied, “Captain, you make the decision. However, I think that Ying’er shouldn’t be coming. She has just consumed her whole spiritual energy, so coming along would be too dangerous for her.”

Long Haochen gave her comment some thoughts, and replied, “Let’s do it like this then. You will all stay here and I will go scout first. With Haoyue here, no matter what I encounter, I can return without delay.”

Haoyue was now lazily lying on his stomach, since Long Haochen hadn’t told him to participate in the previous battle.

As they spent more time in the Tower of Eternity, Long Haochen started to value this place more and more. If not for the fact that their future operations would very possibly confront them with even more danger, he would actually not have led their group to defeat that blue skeleton here, providing them with the final reward of the first floor.

Taking a step forward, Long Haochen stepped into the white holy light. Bathed in that pure and holy light, he found out with surprise that all his spiritual energy that was consumed before was being replenished, and with a white glow of light, he appeared in another place.

After stepping onto the second floor of the Tower of Eternity for the first time, Long Haochen was alarmed, because there was nothing below his feet.

Before his eyes was a dazzling scene, and at both sides were two pillars arching forward. However, there was no substance under his feet, only illusory clouds and mist. At that time, he was inside the white light. As soon as he stepped out of it, he would officially enter the second floor of the tower.

Giving it a try, he stepped forward, treading on those white clouds. But in the next moment, Long Haochen couldn’t help but let out a shocked cry, because he felt his body falling instantly, as a weightless feeling filled him entirely.

With a white flash of light, the surrounding scenery returned to darkness, and a steady feeling reappeared under his feet. However, Long Haochen found out with astonishment that he was back to the place he left his comrades, in the hall of the first floor of the Tower of Eternity.

Why did this happen? Long Haochen had a slight start.

“Boss, were things dangerous? How is it that you are back so quickly?” Sima Xian inquired curiously.

Long Haochen slowly shook his head, returning to that white light.

In a flash of white light, he returned once again to the second floor of the Tower of Eternity, and came to understand that in this floor, sustaining flight would be necessary. Where the first floor forbade flight, the second floor made it absolutely necessary, since it was impossible to touch the ground.

This time, having learned from experience, he extended the four wings on his back, and stepped on the white light.

As expected, relying on the flight ability of his Spiritual Wings, he didn’t drop down immediately.

Flying forward with patience, Long Haochen calmly sensed the surroundings, finding out to his surprise that since coming to the second floor, the deathly aura suddenly became weaker, and instead, the holy aura strengthened. However, even with his perception, he actually didn’t manage to scout a range of more than hundred meters. It seemed that a powerful spiritual blockade was present.

Without a doubt, passing through this second level would need him to keep going forward, until being subjected to the trials of the second floor.

Faintly, Long Haochen started to understand the circumstances on this second floor, and had a rough guess of what the trial was going to be.

His four wings stretched, and with a flash of bright light, Long Haochen called out Yating.

After fusing with the Saint Spiritual Stove, Yating wasn’t suppressed inside the Tower of Eternity any longer. Unfolding her six wings, she dexterously floated above Long Haochen’s shoulder.

“Don’t rush forward. I just need you to stay close to support me.” Long Haochen murmured to Yating, before continuing his slow advance.

One meter, two meters, three meters… When advancing ten meters forward, a white fog suddenly rushed him, and suddenly, six figures appeared all around Long Haochen, surrounding him before throwing themselves at him like bolts of lightning.

As before, these were skeletons, only looking relatively small while carrying wings on their back. Their flapping wings appeared transparent, showing their incredible speed. Right after appearing, they rushed straight towards Long Haochen in a flash of white light.

Long Haochen who had been extremely vigilant, didn’t panic in front of this sudden ambush. He simply used his shield in a flash. Then, a golden barrier of light abruptly enveloped him from all around.

Guardian Knight skill of the sixth step, Shield Wall.

The ability Shield Wall would defend the user from all angles. Although it was not useable in combination with Divine Obstruction, its defensive power was also immense.

  • Asi k k

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  • Psyside

    “Hao yue lazely laying on his back” why do i imagine him on his back like a doggy with his tongue out

    • Alexios Blake

      A dog with scales, multiple heads and oversized. Quite the funny imagination you have there, although I have to say I though of the exact same thing.

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • felix

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Looks like we’re gonna have some dogfighting! It’s gonna be interesting how everyone does; especially Sima.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Actually that is an interesting point. He will need to be careful with that Meteor Ball. He can’t just let it rest on the ground after he has thrown it out it will start plummeting and in the worst case drag him down with it.

  • Alexios Blake

    First ground battle training and now aerial battle training. He and his team are going to become such a cheat, I nearly feel pity for his enemys.

    • Luke Confidential

      I feel pity for his peers in the Alliance the next time there’s a tournament to decide something important.

      His team of peak 6th steppers beating out teams of peak 7th steppers.

      • Kaarme

        One funny thing is that the big bosses who know Haochen and Cai’er’s inherent spiritual genius states will simply attribute the insane progress of the team to that, knowing nothing of this exceedingly special training arranged by the necromancer’s tower and also the Illusory Paradise hax the tower made possible, granting them the disproportional amount of stoves. Thus, Haochen and Cai’er’s legend, that is, the legend of the Scion of Light and Daughter of Samsara, will grow disproportionally.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Well as they said all Demon Hunt Squads have their secrets. Adding in who Cai’er’s grandpa is and LHC’s dad those two having some amazing combat abilities is not that hard to accept.

          • Kaarme

            That’s exactly what I meant: Since the brass is missing vital pieces of information, they only see a limited view of the big picture. That means they will think more of Haochen’s (and probably Cai’er’s) personal prowess in bringing up the whole team, when in fact the necromancer’s tower was pivotal. What comes to their lineage, that’s not a secret either to the top echelon, and they would also know at least of late the squad hasn’t been directly trained by those parents or grandparents in any extensive manner.

            It’s 100% certain without Haochen the rest of the team, aside from Cai’er, wouldn’t have risen like a rocket in power and possessions. That’s also what the bosses will be thinking, although a team is still a team.

        • Robin

          You are right up to a certain point. But the genius of LHC and Cai’er do not completely explain the fast and superior development of the others. As it seems, the special physique of Ying’er is not widely known, the same goes for Yuanyuan and Sima’s special lineage. There was also a time when Han Quian was pleasently surprised to see that his new comrades could keep up with Haochen’s development.
          Their development now will thus probably either be attributed to Haochen’s leader qualities or called a miracle.

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  • Evilage

    What if the holy guard assassin is the previous samsara?(highly unlikely but still)

    • Robin

      Remember how old Elux is and how long he is already dead. Nothing against your idea, but I think the appearance of the last Scion of Samsara was a little more recent than the demise of the necromancers.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I don’t think thats possible time wise. Elux is obviously from a time before the Temple Alliance. That is why he doesn’t know of the demons and still thinks the Bright Church is around. The previous Scion of Samsara was alive during the Temple Alliance and so is a legend held by the Assassin Temple Alliance.

      That is not to say that one of the Holy Guards couldn’t have been a Scion of Samsara before. Just that I don’t believe time let him be the one who died against the DGE.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    I have to say I like Elux’s whole Tower’s training setup. He started by getting his disciple used to ground combat first. He showed LHC different varieties of undead. Each one was shown individually. After that he then showed LHC how you can mix and match them to increase their powers. Knowing ground combat is pretty important since most people don’t pass the 5th step so that is probably where your majority of enemies will be.

    After he showed LHC these combos and made sure he could overcome them he then threw at LHC basically a Top Rate close quarters fighter and a Top Rate Long Range Mage. Making sure that LHC could handle both situations and experienced first hand how terrifying both types of opponents can be.

    After this he is now preparing LHC to fight in the air. I believe this training will be geared at showing him some coordination patterns in air and how you can abuse the Y axis. There will also probably be some variations of Skeletons here too. I am guessing in addition to these flying skeles. There will definitely be some invisible Specters. I am also guessing Flying Skeleton Pegasus Knights. Seems important to learn to fight people who fly relying on mounts.

    So first floor teaches ground combat. Second floor teaches air combat. I think for the third floor there will either be a combination of ground and flying combat together, or he might force LHC to fight on the ground and have flying opponents to help LHC learn to overcome an aerial disadvantage.

    • Luke Confidential

      Or the third floor will force him to defend with necromantic minions in order to overcome the challenge laid out for him.

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  • Jonathan Hurd

    So time to guess what class and element Elux’s 12 Holy guards are.

    So obviously one is a Ice Mage
    Flame Sensei I would guess Knight, but he isn’t holy and hasn’t used any Halo effects as far as I can remember. So guessing Warrior with him.

    So I am kind of feeling since there are 6 great temples and 12 Holy Guards I feel like there will be 2 Holy Guards from each temple. From what I understand the 6 temples were established even back then and the only one I remember hearing being lost was the Necromancers. I don’t feel like any of the 12 guards will be Necromancers since Elux held that position and considering how strong he was I don’t think he needed more help on that front.

    A fun thing I will predict is that one of the two priests I am predicting will be a Discipline Priest, lol.

    So for elements…

    Two Priests and Two knights are obviously Light.
    One Warrior is fire.
    One Mage is Ice.
    Two Summoners are Elementalless.

    So elements for the last 4….

    I think they will be all different except no Darkness ones. I don’t think Elux would be particularly happy or compatible with a darkness guy. It also seems to contrast to them being Holy guards.

    So elements I predict….

    One Wind, One Earth, One Spatial, One Lightening

    Could potentially be Death element if one of them was a former Scion of Samsara who became a Child of Samsara…

    • Luke Confidential

      It would be pretty amazing if the Spacial is also a warrior to train our beloved spaceshieldbabe.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Admittedly that would make me so happy, lol.

        I’m looking forward to each member of LHC’S team being trained personally by a Holy Guard Member.

  • ZaX

    Elux must have been insanely powerful if his 12 holy guards are like that already. Thanks for the chapter

    • Kaarme

      Being a master necromancer, he could have been hundreds of years old. With that much time and the potential of a genius, he could have indeed been as powerful as the demon emperor. He might have been able to personally take on a few people as powerful as Haochen’s old man at the same time.

      However, considering he had a nickname like that, I suppose he wasn’t overly aggressive and active in causing mischief.

  • Normal_Guy_Who_Loves_anime

    it annoys me how he hasn’t tried learning stuff about the necros because seriously who cares if its death gmagic its power eventually haochen will be forced to use his necro abilitys and become more open to it but its basically stalling in my eyes bloody hell he is supposed to fight these things himself as well and hose skills are meant to be used by his undead knights and warriors bloody hell an actual necromancer would have gained so much more from the tower like i bet u he is supposed to control those undead they found so far aswell as teaching him about how to multiply their strength with positions and timing aswell as other shit fck haochen proably won’t even begin learning about the necro stuff until the seventh step atleast

    • Jonathan Hurd

      To clear up a few things…

      LHC was forced by Elux to learn necromancy. So LHC does have all the knowledge and abilities just not the will to use them yet. Admittedly waiting for him to use it kind of annoys me, but I have faith he will eventually be forced into it. As time goes on he is learning to accept it more and I think it helps that his entire team has said they are okay with it. The things holding him back are decreasing.

      About LHC not bringing other people and focusing on just using skeletons to complete the trials. I would of agreed til we found out even Elux had his own 12 guards. Considering Elux taught LHC his necromancy skills directly I think a big reason he let them get Asura Strike and Thrust is to help LHC’S guards grow.

      I feel like Elux is allowing them to reap benefits as well to help further solidify his apprentices team. It helps them grow together and gain coordination. Also it makes it easier to lure people in to follow you if you can offer the benefits Elux’s Tower can.

      The other thing to keep in mind is only Elux’s apprentices safety was assured and he also has control of the Tower. So while you can raise outsiders if they unskilled they will just die.

      Also what would be the use of guards if they are to weak to help and if your teamwork sucks. They would be more hindrance than help at that point.

      All in all I feel the Tower has been setup to help Elux’s apprentice learn in a safe environment and help him raise his own fighting force. As well as garner trust from that fighting force.

      • Normal_Guy_Who_Loves_anime

        It just annoys me that something important has to happen for lhc to actually use the stuff

        • Jonathan Hurd

          You are not alone. I have been calling for freaking necromancy since we first got to the and still none… T.T

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter! I missed this chapter… That’s weird.

  • HornyKorn

    thanks for the chapter

  • kinka

    thanks for the chapter!

  • Erebus