Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 373


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 373: Second Floor of the Tower of Eternity (III)

With a strident exploding sound, the six figures glowing in white withdrew just as fast as they came. And they followed a concerted rhythm, as if forming a single entity, rendering Long Haochen’s swings fruitless.

Long Haochen’s attacks, originally extremely natural and unforced on the ground, were clearly limited in the air. However, he still looked very excited. This was because he clearly understood that he and his comrades lacked training in aerial combat. Undoubtedly, the Tower of Eternity would give them an opportunity to change that.

Of course, Long Haochen’s discomfort in the air was an impediment, but it wasn’t bad enough to make this first trial unfeasible for him.

Three white glows shot out from Yating’s body, shaped like eyes, and landed on three of the white skeletons. Immediately, a powerful force pulled them in Long Haochen’s direction. It was quite baffling that while Yating was the one using the power of the Saint Spiritual Stove, the effect was the same as when Long Haochen himself was the one using it. The enemies would always get attracted or pulled towards Long Haochen.

Pulled by the Saint Spiritual Stove, these white skeletons naturally lost their greatest asset, their agility and speed. In front of the powerful force of Ripples of Light, it took Long Haochen less than five seconds to reduce them to pieces. The three other flying skeletons were struck by Long Haochen in the same way, and like this the first trial on the second floor was passed.

However, Long Haochen felt at a loss that killing these skeletons didn’t gain him any of the high purity spiritual energy nor any technique they gained before. It looked that after reaching this point, there would only be pure trials waiting for them.

Long Haochen didn’t complain though. Anyway, ten units of pure spiritual energy would not be of much use in his current state.

After reaching the sixth step of cultivation, Long Haochen had developed his spiritual cavities, and this was followed by his awakening as a god’s chosen one, Yating’s evolution, and the fusion of spiritual stoves. All of this didn’t only increase his strength as a whole, but also his assimilating ability of the light essence.

As a god’s chosen one, Long Haochen could say without reservation that he became the person with the highest affinity to the light element in the whole world.

During the past four months, his internal spiritual energy had astonishingly increased by more than a thousand units, now reaching a total of 8,500 units, getting closer and closer to the seventh step.

Other than him, the progression speed of his comrades’ internal spiritual energy wasn’t bad either. But the gap separating him from the rest was becoming larger and larger. Even Cai’er was the same, after all, she had yet to have her awakening as a god’s chosen one.

After passing through the first trial, Long Haochen didn’t continue to advance, but withdrew to the first floor, where he told the others about his encounters in detail.

With everyone gaining their spiritual wings by breaking through to the sixth step, training their aerial combat ability also became a pressing matter. Having such a rare training platform, they would naturally not let this opportunity slip. With every bit of strength they gained, their survivability during missions would also increase.

After pondering carefully, Long Haochen came to a decision. While advancing to the tests on the second floor, everyone aside from Chen Ying’er would have to pass every test with their own power, and without the use of the abilities from any spiritual stove or mount. As for Chen Ying’er, the target of her training would be of course to toughen her contracted beast Mcdull.
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It was a large hall filled with darkness, covering at least a square kilometer. At an altitude of over ten meters, it was surrounded with walls on all eight sides.

Inside the hall were dark light rays, and on each of the rooms’ eight sides a purple flame was pulsing, providing this mysterious hall with some lighting and an extremely rich aura of darkness.

Right in the center of this dark hall stood a man. With black hair spreading on his back, his eyes shone with a blood-red colored brilliance.

Advancing, launching a punch. Terrible fluctuations of darkness spiritual energy instantly surged out from him, and with every punch of that person, terrible exploding sounds would ripple in the air.

This hall was made of some unknown material, allowing him to wreak such havoc, yet staying unmoved and unaffected.

With every explosion of the spiritual energy he unleashed came a flash of purple light, barely enlightening his appearance. A handsome face with a grave and stern expression, along with a bare upper body which could be seen. With each attack of his, his whole body would be covered with a layer of dark purple scales. And the bloodlust in his eyes was frighteningly intense.

Right when his grandeur seemed to reached its supreme peak, a figure soundlessly appeared behind him. This figure was tall and slender, the body shrouded in a black gown, and long black hair rested on both of its shoulders. Its appearance was shaded and unclear.

Seemingly sensing the sudden menace on his back, the bare-chested man suddenly turned around, launching his fist at the figure that suddenly appeared in the dark.

This punch was concentrated with his powerful strength at peak state, reaching a terrifying level of burst power. The whole dark hall was lit up because of this punch, and all the spiritual energy he used in his previous attacks seemed to have gathered at once in this area, compressing the space with distortions that seemed almost able to destroy this whole hall.

However, the figure that appeared so suddenly didn’t move in response to such a terrible punch. The only reaction from the other side was to lift one white finger and point it at that tyrannical fist.

Pop

Time seemed to freeze right then, without any sound. That slender-looking finger actually didn’t emit any fluctuations of spiritual energy. Still, the robust bare-chested man was reduced to the same state as a shell launched from a Magic Cannon. Crashing against the distant wall, he let out a dazzling brilliance all around his body.

Pam. After being pressed up against the wall, his body fell to the ground.

The slender-looking person placed his hands behind his back, “Forcing too much power. This will only make you lack in flexibility, and if you keep this up, you’ll never reach the defying state.”

This voice sounded gentle. If some familiar person were to hear it, there would only be two possible results. Either would he or she kowtow on the ground, or be astonished without limits.

The man slowly rose from the ground, but didn’t stand up. He remained kneeling and lowered his head with respect, “Father.”  

“Your injuries are already pretty much healed, so why are you still not leaving this place? What about your all-out struggle for the matter of this marriage?” The slender looking man slowly raised his head, letting his long hair scatter and revealed his ultimately handsome face.

That was Feng Xiu, the Demon God Emperor Feng Xiu.

And the one kneeling down in front of the wall, with traces of blood running from the corners of his mouth, was actually Ah’Bao, the Devil Dragon prince who ended up seriously wounded from his fierce battle against Long Haochen in the Illusory Paradise.

Bowing his head, Ah’Bao replied enthusiastically, “I don’t have the face to take Yue Ye as my wife.”

The Demon God Emperor Feng Xiu gave the indifferent answer, “So you’re unable to endure after such a small setback?”

Ah’Bao lifted his head, looking at his father, “But that’s not simply a setback. This time, some successors of demon gods died in the Illusory Paradise, and we finally failed at our main objective. Although esteemed father has absolute authority, this time we caused too big a crisis. Even Huang Shuo was extorted of ten dragon crystals. The blame is all on me. I knew how great of a pressure esteemed father had to confront to protect me. I am the sinner of our clan. I failed to live up to your expectations, and I….”

The Demon God Emperor waved his hand, cutting in, “Okay, okay, no need to say all this. As one at the top, you cannot bother so much with the benefits and demerits behind every single little thing. Thinking too much will only increase your worries.

Why don’t you try to use a different reasoning? Like humans would say, no need to get entangled with past matters. This time, your loss was no injustice, and it was mainly a matter of luck. In the whole course of events, you didn’t make any mistake. If I were in your stead, I wouldn’t have done any better. You were just unfortunate to encounter a god’s chosen one, a being that didn’t appear for the past ten thousand years, and confronted him right at the instant of his awakening. Even if he were to try hundreds and thousands of times, he wouldn’t be able to reproduce that blow.”

“Esteemed father, I am unresigned. I am not ready to accept my defeat against a weak human. What’s with the nonsense of a god’s chosen one, I…” Ah’Bao’s two eyes were blood red. In front of others, he would always appear calm, but only when confronting the Demon God Emperor, he would expose his true self.

“Shut up.” Feng Xiu’s voice once again became strict.

Even as the successor of the Demon God Emperor, Ah’Bao felt the anger of his father, and couldn’t help but immediately bow to him. He didn’t dare utter any more words.

The Demon God Emperor coldly continued, “If you keep this attitude, you will only lose when facing him the next time, and even more miserably. I cannot possibly come to save you in time every time. Do you know, that this time, when I tore the space to get you back, those annoying Demon God Slayers took advantage of that to kill three of our clansmen? They were warning me. They are real idiots, and there are other existences like the Demon God Slayers. Humans are becoming harder and harder to handle. As my successor, if you cannot admit the strength of humans, you are not qualified to succeed to the title of emperor.

I know that you are not convinced because you believe that this human is a lot weaker than you. However, did you calm down to analyse the true reasons of your loss? Except for the fact that this person is a god’s chosen one, which permitted him to use such a powerful blow at death’s door, is there no other reason?”

Ah’Bao raised his head, looking at his father, “Because they got the support of the Illusory Paradise, and his attribute was compatible with the Illusory Paradise. And afterwards, he joined hands with the spokesperson of that goddess of nature to fight against us.”

The Demon God Emperor asked in a calm voice, “Then why is it that he managed to accomplish that?”

Ah’Bao was startled, and couldn’t come up with an answer.

The Demon God Emperor continued with a heavy voice, “It is because of intelligence. We demons, often become conceited because of our superior strength, and this is the reason why you were defeated. It’s also good that you want to postpone the marriage. You know what you should be doing now, right?”

“Yes.”


  • Deaglestyle

    Thx for the chapter

  • Asi k k

    Thanks Totobro😃

  • felix

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Is it me or did the story just kick it into high gear!?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      You’re not alone. I think they have probably gotten some understanding of aerial combat now and are planning on testing it out.

      I really want to know what misson they accepted though. This should be fun.

      • Luke Confidential

        Remember how Grandpa Han was talking about them ‘already being celebrities’ of a sort, as if whatever they’re doing is going to rocket their fame far higher than it already is.

        This implies to me rather than a mission they may have challenged another squad to an arena match. I’m thinking either the 1st Commander Squad or the lowest ranked King Squad.

        EDIT: Though I would laugh my ass off if they challenged the top ranked King squad. With the sheer level of gear and skill they have, they just might be strong enough to put up a fight and learn a lot from such an endeavor.

        • Robin

          Hahaha, I like your theories! Doing something bad enough to almost give grandpa Han a heart attack is indeed not nice. But bringing him to the verge of breaking the rules he himself is bound to uphold is also some deed, although a bad one.
          Just imagine him sending an escort to bring them back forcefully. I doubt LHC and co would obey if asked nicely. This would be too shameful.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I honestly don’t think Han Qian would care too much as long as they stay safely within Alliance Territory. From the sounds of it he is sending out a Knight to intercept them so that seems to me they are leaving the city.

            If they were going to challenge another DHS I feel like the perfect place for that would be the Temple Arena’s. Those have the best defenses for that kind of thing and are where you can get a referee. There wouldn’t be a need to send someone else to bring them back if they are still in the city, imo.

            The other thing is LHC and team are not really lacking for money or equipment. What they are most likely seeking as far as I can guess would probably be experience. So if you ask me they probably are on an extermination mission or god forbid another special mission, lol.

            Btw I am making a prediction now that the moment they get back from this mission Han Qian is going to force LHC to baby sit a newly formed Soldier Grade DHS and teach them to finally get him out of some harms way, lol. He is also probably going to make sure that the other Knights he sends make sure to keep an eye on LHC too.

            I will also predict that the squad LHC looks after will contain Gao Yingjies Niece.

          • Robin

            Hahaha, Haochen babysitting a newly formed DHS? They would be sooooo proud to have such a coach. I like the idea, but it would be too much of a waste of their strength. And seeing that the early years are the most important for cultivation, Han Quian would not hinder his development like this.

            I agree that the left the city or it wouldn’t make any sense to “bring them back” and what else would they plan to da than slaughtering demons. I really like the new twists coming along.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I don’t know it seems Han Qian wants LHC to spend some time quietly cultivating his strength away from the spot light. If he sends him to baby sit it would mean that LHC’s team can’t go on missions for a while, and looking after a group of newbies could cause him to analyze his own behavior and get some perspective. Also it seems like an official way for Han Qian to ground LHC’s team while respecting Alliance rules, :D.

            Add in if they send the newbies to a place like the Exorcist Mountain Pass there will be plenty of time for him to quietly cultivate when his Soldier Grade Team isn’t on rotation and if there are no emergencies.

          • Luke Confidential

            Of course by ‘quietly cultivate’ we really mean continue to rocket up in skill [and likely eventually power, I doubt the tower is done handing out Spiritual Energy, it probably just alternates doing so between floors rather than risk destabilizing the successor’s cultivation with a constant flow of free energy] in the Tower of Eternity.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I also feel the Tower is not done with its rewards yet. I feel the reason that Elux had all the skeles giving out energy is because he believes like LHC’S dad that you only become a true powerhouse at sixth step. Also considering you need flight for the second floor I feel he did it so LHC wouldn’t have to spend excessive downtime between the first and second floor. I think the rewards will be a bit different from now on. I potentially see Elux boosting their external spiritual energy next.

          • Luke Confidential

            So you’re running on the ‘Elux is still aware and operating the tower from within his slumber’ theory?

            Because if you recall, Elux’ recording when LHC entered the tower assumed he was already of the Sixth Step, otherwise how could he possibly have gotten past the defenses 😉

            A boost to the External Spiritual Energy seems a bit out of focus for a necromancer and a bit unlikely since they already got such a massive boost to External Spiritual Energy [seriously, none of their peers at the sixth step of even the Warrior Temple are going to have more than one thousand, but all of them are over 3k] but not completely impossible.

            My thought was that the tower alternates between floors of Spiritual Energy Increase and floors of pure training for the sake of using those training floors to stabilize the gains made on the floors below.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair I think the recording predicted 7th step to survive the specters and get there. I feel like even if Elux is inactive the training program and trials have been thoroughly thought through. Even if his apprentice was a 7th stepper he would need time to adapt and get used to the skills Elux taught him. ConsideriAlso he could use the first level to rope in and train some followers.

  • jamaicandj

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • jamaicandj

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • Yelan

    Aarigato Gozayimasu.. Totobro the preview shows that the training at 2nd level is finished and they are out …hopefully thats the case.. will wait and watch for next one to know …

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I feel like they have probably passed a trial or two but haven’t yet defeated holy guard nine and ten yet. LHC is probably concerned with speeding up the others cultivation that’s why they left early.

  • Psyside

    Im loving the demon god emperor.
    Poor Hao quan…They are stressing him out as hell

  • Luke Confidential

    Ohmai.

    If that preview doesn’t pull in tons of sponsor money it means our readership is severely lacking in funds because gosh damn is that a fucking amazing cliff.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      The cliffs are strong in this one, lol.

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Majk

    I really like The Demon Emperor as a villain. Strong, imposing, intelligent, willing to admit weakness and still trying to do what is best for his “people” with his plan of making the humans and demons come together under him instead of just eradicating them.
    His only flaw is the classic “I know about someone who could be a threat to my plan in the future but I will just ignore it for now” but that is mandatory for the show to go on.

    I hope that we will have some chapters in the future more focused on him as a character and that he will not get the “Vaas” disease even if someone like HY could potentially be the final boss of the story.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      To be fair before LHC awakened there was no way of knowing he could become a Gods Chosen one. After he did ascend the priority was getting his Son and others out. Add in that he was in completely hostile territory I feel he made the right move. After that LHC has locked himself up in Alliance Territory and Elux’s Tower so no real opportunities to go after him have shown up yet.

      For the time he caught LHC in the Moon God’s palace LHC really was insignificant. Also making a fuss over some 5th step human kid would of led to a headache especially for his future daughter in law Yue Ye. Quite honestly there is nothing a 5th step kid could do so why poke that batch of hornets and strain the relationship between the Moon Demon God and himself.

      For “Vaas” he always gave me the feeling he really didn’t care about life in general. He was basically so broken that the reason why he didn’t kill Jason Brody, as far as I see it, was probably partially because he was seeking death for himself.

      • Majk

        I didn’t mean that he left LHC alone in the Illusionary Paradise but rather that he seems to leave the matter to his son.

        I don’t think that Vaas wanted to die personally. Yeah, he was broken but not to the point of suicide. Either way out of the 2 main villains while the other one was worse, since he was the one to turn Vaas into what we see. I still cared more about Vaas and even lost motivacion while playing the game after his death.
        Basically if someone were to suddenly appear as the main bad guy and kill the DGE I would be disappointed even if it would turn out to be HY.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          To be fair the leaving it to his son was more that it was the safest and most suitable option. If the DGE ran in and tried to take Ye Xiaolei directly then the humans would of mustered everything they had to oppose and it becomes a battle to the death.

          Sending in Ah’Bao and the other DG successors under the guise of them being the younger generation to me was the most appropriate and smartest option. There is no way to predict LHC, his awakening, him joining forces with the IP, and him slipping his teammates in. Without all those factors put together it would of been Ah’Bao’s easy win hands down.

          Those factors just seem impossible to plan around and if the plan went without a hitch he gets everything. The 10 demons get new spiritual stoves, DGE becomes a god, and they even strike a pretty devastating blow to the humans losing 10 young captains of DHS’s.

          For Vaas I understand how you feel about how he was replaced. The new guy really needed more development and time to shine he just kind of comes out of nowhere.

          The big thing I like about Vaas though and a reason I felt sympathy for him is it wasn’t just the new guy who broke him. It was also Vaas’ sister. A few of the conversations he has with Jason Brody he hints that his sister started him on the road of being a warrior before Jason. He betrayed her and was broken by the new boss, but we never find out if that was by his will or not.

          To me Vaas was never really the mastermind or the true villain. He was more like you the protagonist. Someone who has been twisted by the factions and circumstances of the island into a killing machine. He was turned into a tool and in the end he was used to craft you into a stronger tool.

          • Robin

            Who is this Vaas you are talking about?

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Far Cry 3. Trying to avoid spoiling, but considering there are already 2 other ones out and the replacement boss was a big issue people complained about I think it should be safe.

            I think he might actually be Vaan, but the way they pronounce his name is a bit weird.

          • Majk

            I got the feeling that he will leave LHCs matter to Ah’Bao right now. No relacion to what happened in IP.
            It ‘s pretty late for me so sorry for not being clear earlier 😛

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Ah, no worries.

            I think he might have to leave LHC to Ah’Bao since he knows his movements are too heavily watched to actively go and search for LHC. He also might be intending on using LHC to teach his son a harsh lesson. From what I can tell losing to LHC was the first time Ah’Bao really experienced failure. So the DGE is trying to use this teach his son to not underestimate humanity and become more open minded.

            Personally I kept expecting the DGE to say the good old proverb of ‘Even a Lion needs to use his full strength to hunt a rabbit’. It seems to me if Ah’Bao fought seriously when he first met LHC. LHC would of been dead and they would of succeeded.

          • Majk

            Yeah he would have killed our beloved LHC with little to no problem.
            I get that he will use LHC to fuell Ah’Bao into becoming even more formidable but I hope that he will at least put some sort of “safty device” near him just in case (like a bodygard or some special item). After all Ah’Baos growth is important but surly not at the risk of letting someone who can oppose the mighty DGE grow strong.

          • Majk

            Also sorry for not reading and responding to the whole thing but….late..sleepy…nighty night

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Get some sleep, :P.

          • Robin

            Yep, and me as well. Sleep tight. 😉

  • Majk

    So what could they have done?
    I hope that they accepted some huge super dangerous mission or maybe they challenged a higher ranked team to try and see the result of their training and kicked their asses.

    • Majk

      Make a fighting style where people could choose one person form their team and fight against them for points?
      Go out into the front lines in order to maybe trigger CaiErs awakening as a god’s chosen one?
      Buy out all the legendary items they can and then make a huge announcement that they will be selling them for cheap???
      LHC decided to share Ripples of Light with everyone???????
      THEY BLEW UP THE MISSION TOWER AND DECIDED TO START A REVOLUTION IN THE NAME OF THE FUTURE SUN GOD LONG HAOCHEN AND HIS NUMEROUS WIFES?????????????

      • Luke Confidential

        I like the challenge one. I’m thinking they challenged the First Commander Grade Squad to an aerial arena battle gambling points.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I don’t think Han Qian would care if they did that, lol. If they win they become more famous and increase their reputation, if they lose it deflates their ego. Seems like a win win in my books.

          The going to a battlefield to trigger Cai’er’s awakening sounds suicidal no matter how I think about it, lol. I don’t think LHC is going to be going out of his way to do that.

          I like the last one…. but it is not time yet…. Soon…. very soon… The cult of LHC will rise up and recreate the world in his glorious and beautiful image.

          • SYWZ Fan

            I am guessing that they are venturing roughly the same, if not longer, distance into the demon territory. This guess is purely based on the fact that Cai’er needs to visit Yue Ye

          • Jonathan Hurd

            You definitely have a point there completely forgot about that, lol.

            Yue Ye is part of the Neutral Merchants so she can at least get to a somewhat close ground. So I don’t think they will need to go as far as the cave, but if she doesn’t use the suppressing strength tech she probably can’t slip into the city anymore.

          • Luke Confidential

            Increased reputation isn’t a good thing when these are precious Scions [aka God’s Chosens] vital to the Alliance’s future. You think demonkind doesn’t at least have access to a gossipweb if not some sort of actual spying [either magical or mundane]?

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Oh the demons definitely have spies. I also agree LHC becoming more famous is probably not a great idea. The big thing though is he is already pretty high up on the Demons Radar anyways. The DGE knows he is a Gods Chosen and his right hand man memorized his facial features. He managed to survive a fight with the DGE’s son so I’m not sure how he can get higher on the hit list honestly, lol.

            Making more of a splash by challenging a top grade DHS might be a bad idea and attract more attention, but I don’t feel like that fight would be something too hard to hide.

            They are both DHS’s so that information will be kept especially close to the chest. Also it would be done in a place controlled by the Temple Alliance so no one, but the highest ranker’s or Demon Hunters would see it. I feel the info leak chance would be pretty small in this case.

            Since Demon Hunters are viewed as the hero’s of Humanity so not much chance of a human spilling the beans about them. As far as spying through mundane or magical means. They would be fighting in the Temple Alliances Arena and that has all sorts of sound proofing and magic to cut it off from the outside world.

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  • Luke Confidential

    I find myself wondering if this might be related to LHC’s concern over his teammate’s significantly slower growth. Early on it was emphasized how much he valued the balance of the team, wanting to be strong enough to protect them but not so strong that they overly relied on him/became overly vulnerable to his enemies.

    Methinks this might be some dangerous quest for some sort of cultivation-amplifying-legendary-herbs [perhaps requiring processing via alchemy since the team has an alchemist.]

    After all this is Tang writing this.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Its funny there is always alchemy but never really much focus on it.

      I was also kind of wondering what sort of mission they would decide to set off for. They are indeed not in great need for Money/contribution points. They have great equipment and they even have a place to train and gain experience.

      So I think you might be right and this is related to cultivation. Maybe this is related to Lin Xin’s attempts at making pills that can help cultivating at 6th step. I think he was trying to make those using the 6 eyed demon corpses. So they might be looking for more materials towards that.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter! Ah bao really lost a lot this time, will he stays as lhc rival from the demon side or another character will appear i wonder.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I think there will probably be more rivals, but Ah’Bao seems likely to be the primary one. LHC and co are planned to take over for the Demon God Slayers. Ah’Bao is planned to take over the DGE. They are kind of naturally meant to be rivals, :D.

  • sergioGM

    Thanks 🙂

  • SYWZ Fan

    On a different note…Ying’er is now totally overpowered! When she reaches the seventh step she should be one of the main forces of the team. (Seventh step right due to…joker’s constitution I believe?)

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Because Joker sounds cooler and it lets us nickname LHC’S team as playing cards. LHC is king. Cai’er queen. Han Yu and Sima are jacks. Hao Yue is the ace. Yinger is Joker. Wang Yuanyuan and Lin Xin are 10s. Not as strong as the rest but reliable and steady.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Also for suits…. LHC and Cai’er of course hearts. Han Yue is Jack of hearts since he is the direct retainer Knight. Sima is club because that is how he attacks with his weapon, lol. Wang Yuanyuan is a Spade. As for Lin Xin I’d put him down as a diamond.

        The really tough one is Hao Yue. I am torn between Ace of Spade! or Ace of Hearts considering his link to LHC.

        • Cookie crazy

          Hao Yue is a spade, definitely. Considering what he had done to the previous world I doubt he has enough compassion to be a heart. Which is also why I have issues with caier being a heart, I think she would also suit spade as she was constantly used as a child ( blunt view).

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Makes some sense. Wasn’t a hundred percent sure how to work spade into the suits, heh. Still like Cai’er as the Queen of hearts since she is the Queen of LHC’s Heart. Though she is also the one who buries the most opponents, lol.

          • Cookie crazy

            Hahaha cai’er is a difficult one isn’t she.

  • Evilage

    I havent been appearing recently so sorry about that(blame a game which was recently released and me trying to catch up to various novels)

    Anywho i doubt yue ye would want to marry him, that’ll make her one of the enemies of LHC thus probably dying at the hands of cai’er.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I think its pretty clear she doesn’t want to marry him. Partly for the reason you just said, but also because she has no doubt that if there ever was a situation where Ah’Bao could get what he wanted by sacrificing her, he would. Comparing someone like that to LHC…. Yeah I can kind of understand her preference, lol.

      • Luke Confidential

        Ah’Bao honestly doesn’t strike me as that sort. The sacrifice of the Prophet Tribe Successor was for the sake of his people and acquiring LoliStove.

        He’s too obsessed with her to sacrifice her for the sake of obtaining something he wants. Now, if he were convinced that her sacrifice was the only way to prevent the humans from conquering demons or something that extreme?

        I think duty trumps feelings but personal ambition does not.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Still ask yourself if LHC was given that choice. He would more likely throw himself in the fire than someone he loves.

          I think the actual quote back in the IP was that Yue Ye realized if there was a situation if by sacrificing her could save himself Ah’Bao would do it in a heartbeat, but LHC would never do that, lol. LHC has more times than not tried to sacrifice himself to save the others.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Just had another idea for Elux’s Tower’s training program. I am guessing each one will specialize in some sort of combat style. So first was ground vs ground. The second is Air versus air. I think the next few will be….

    Ground versus air- LHC and Company can’t fly but their opponents can.

    Air versus Ground- LHC flies and enemies are grounded. Help LHC learn how to maximize aerial advantage.

    Commander- For this one I imagine something like Total War. LHC will be put in charge of a group of skeletons and ordering them. He won’t be able to directly interfere and will have to maximize the forces he has against his opponent. Considering how necromancers work and that Elux wants LHC to get his revenge against the Brilliant Holy Church. He must imagine that large scale battles will occur. It also makes sense from the point of view of a necromancer to display the best of your forces in a bigger battle. I also think the priest types of the 12 holy guard could show up here. That or the summoners.

    Last level before Elux could be a combination of all of them. No restrictions and you have certain forces and are ordered to optimally overcome your opponents. Be like a full out battle like we saw at the Southern Mountain Pass. High levels fighting in air with the small fry skirmishing on the ground. LHC will have to keep an eye on the overall situation and change based on the situation. Could be interesting to teach LHC true commanding, imo.

    • Evilage

      Why no water?

      • Jonathan Hurd

        True hadn’t thought of aquatic battles…. That could be a fun twist. Learn to fight in air, then ground, and finally water. Only problem I can think of for water is how much water there is around. Also at a certain power ranking it seems like you could blow the water away… Still would like to see a skeletal dolphin. That would be amazing….

        • Zeel Leez

          It’s make a while the post was made but i’m catching up so i don’t care 😮

          As for water we may had a little foreshadowing about such battle. Remember on that third floor the first merchant LHC spoke (when looking for legendary item) Cai’er ended wanting the wrist guard (or whatever it was) than could allow people to freely fly where you can’t normaly and in water too.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            That definitely makes sense. I am looking forward to seeing if there are any demons specialized for aquatic battle too.

      • we have yet to see aquatic demons. At least I don’t remember

  • kinka

    thanks for the chapter!


    Didnt the Demon emperor saw LHC with the Yue girl? does he not care his son “got” a green hat?

  • Erebus

    Thanks!

  • nadyvina

    Ohhhh my…