Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 376

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 376: Sixteen Slaughter Missions (III)

Demon Hunt Squads were a separate group with authority over all officials. And furthermore, these were existences tempered by facing perils on the battlefield against demons. In the past, there had been a statistic portraying that every member of a commander grade Demon Hunt Squad would have at least killed thousands of demons on the battlefield.

It wasn’t an exaggeration to say that every Demon Hunter was a hero of humanity. Thus, even officials of such high standing didn’t dare be careless in the slightest when dealing with them. This was also the reason why the two of them arrived together.

“Where is that person?”, the military head asked with an enraged look after shouting at the officer.

That officer didn’t dare utter a word by now, and simply raised his hand, pointing in the direction of Long Haochen.

The consul and the military head looked at Long Haochen, and appeared startled. It wasn’t as if they didn’t see Long Haochen and Cai’er, only that Long Haochen was indeed too young. How could he look the slightest bit like a Demon Hunter from a commander grade Demon Hunt Squad? To say nothing about the fact that he would be their captain!

Seeing these two, Long Haochen’s expression once again became serious. Although he looked quite young, he had experienced life or death situations many times. As the captain of a Demon Hunt Squad, commanding it with experience, he saw many things, and even the Demon God Emperor wouldn’t scare him. And much less those two before his eyes.

“I am the one who called the two of you. I still didn’t consult you.” Long Haochen also knew that his appearance wasn’t very convincing, and didn’t want to waste too much time here. Saying that, he moved his right hand in the direction of that military head, who saw with shock that Long Haochen’s right hand suddenly turned transparent, a clear sign of Brilliant Body, used by Temple Knights at the seventh step.

At the seventh step? That person is at the seventh step?! Isn’t he too young? That’s not right, he’s surely in disguise or using some extraordinary pill.

The military head and the consul exchanged glances, before stepping forward in a rush. The consul clad in his gown declared, “Hello, Respected Demon Hunter. I am the consul of Starseeker City, Shui Mu, and this person is the military head of the city, Han Qianyu.”

Long Haochen nodded, “Hello, you two. The two of you should know about what happened right before. I hope you two will appropriately handle the situation here. I don’t want to see any situation like this appear here ever again, or else, I will be sure to file a complaint to the Alliance, asking to remove you from your positions.”

Without the slightest formality, Long Haochen directly expressed his thoughts.

The consul Shui Mu was still better off, his expression only changed for a bit before returning to normal, but that military head Han Qianyu wrinkled his brows, “I didn’t ask for your name yet, sir?”

“Captain of the 64th commander grade Demon Hunt Squad, Long Haochen.” Before saying this, he paid attention to release a golden barrier of light, covering himself and the two officials of Starseeker City, isolating all sound.

Regarding Long Haochen’s status, Shui Mu and Han Qianyu didn’t have the slightest doubt. His light attribute, and Brilliant Body of the seventh step said a lot. This was plenty as a proof, thus this couldn’t possibly be a fake.

“Hello, Captain Long. These scoundrels truly ruined the face of the people from Starseeker City today. After heading back, I will naturally handle the matter appropriately. Since your distinguished self is a Demon Hunt Squad Captain, your own missions are all you need to worry about. My commanding of Starseeker City doesn’t need to be criticized to such lengths. The high standings of my humble self in Starseeker City isn’t anything you can relieve with a mere report.” Han Qianyu’s words clearly carried some anger, and Shui Mu was the one pulling his sleeve, without stopping his speech.

Long Haochen was originally keeping his anger suppressed, but hearing that, his complexion turned quite unsightly, and he gave the cold reply, “It seems that those subordinates are merely imitating their superiors’ vices. Demon Hunt Squads possess authority, and you surely know about that sir. Since your distinguished self doesn’t seem to consider the fault in your subordinates behavior, this matter will be reported to the higher-ups. Cai’er, we are leaving.”

Saying that, Long Haochen pulled Cai’er’s hand, leading her to the exit, disregarding these two top higher-ups from Starseeker City.

“Peh, what rubbish!” Looking at the leaving figures of Long Haochen and Cai’er, Han Qianyu couldn’t help but curse in rage.

On the side, Shui Mu gave a bitter smile, “Old Han, why bother that much? Demon Hunters are nowhere so easy to handle. And you know, this time it was your subordinate that was in the wrong. You didn’t need to say that just now, and the matter would have passed.”

Han Qianyu, laughed grimly, “What is he going to do to me? Didn’t the soldier only take some money from this chamber of commerce? This trash, even the money in their hands is not in its fitting place! Let’s just go back and let them do whatever they want. Demon Hunt Squads are merely supervisors and no more, and they are only at the commander grade. They would need to be at least at the king grade to be on equal footing with us. Just what are they? They think they are outstanding just after killing some demons?”

Given how sensitive Long Haochen’s hearing was, and the deliberate loud voice Han Qianyu used while arguing with Shui Mu, every single of his words was heard by Long Haochen. This was not simply a provocation anymore, and the depiction of subordinates imitating their superiors’ vices clearly infuriated Long Haochen even further. What Shui Mu thought to himself was, Aren’t you just giving the other party a hold on yourself? However, he also knew Han Qianyu had some basis for what he said. Who let him be the son of the auxiliary head of the Warrior Temple? Otherwise, his position as the military head of Starseeker City wouldn’t be stable like that.

Originally, Long Haochen felt regretful about his exaggerated blaming of the other party. Although Han Qianyu’s previous words weren’t pleasant, it was a fact that he didn’t have the authority to meddle in the military affairs of the city. This matter would be reported up, but his complaint wouldn’t cause much interference.

However, Han Qianyu’s arrogance completely infuriated Long Haochen, to say nothing of the fact that he supported these soldiers in accepting bribes.

Sensing the change in Long Haochen’s mood, Cai’er emitted a cold intent, “Should I go?”

Long Haochen shook his head and replied, “You cannot act against them. They are administrators of the Alliance, so if you act, you will be the one in the wrong. We have to follow through official channels. Let’s go back for now. I have a way to handle this matter. This person is truly obstinate and self-opinionated to the core, and isn’t fit as the military head of this city.”

Finished speaking, he pulled Cai’er back to the hotel.

On the morning of the second day, Long Haochen went on a walk with Sima Xian to tell the people from the Yue Ye Chamber of Commerce that they would be passing by the Southeastern Fort. Then, the group of seven took the initiative to leave Starseeker City, directly heading for the Southeastern Fort.

Long Haochen didn’t tell his comrades about everything that happened the day before, determined to handle this matter on his own. When reaching the Southeastern Fort, and arriving at the hotel arranged for them by the Yue Ye Chamber of Commerce, Long Haochen left by himself. Cai’er originally wanted to come along, but was stopped by Long Haochen.

With simple inquiries, Long Haochen looked for his destination, the headquarters of the Warrior Temple.

“Please forward the message that the captain of the 64th commander grade Demon Hunt Squad, Long Haochen, seeks for an interview with the head of the Warrior Temple.” Long Haochen told the guard on duty at the Warrior Temple while showing his own Demon Hunt Squad’s tile.

To be capable of becoming a guard of the Warrior Temple, he naturally was prudent and hastened to give Long Haochen a warrior salute, before taking his tile and making a report.

Seeing that at this age, Long Haochen was the captain of a Demon Hunt Squad that managed to rise to the commander grade, it was clear that their Demon Hunt Squad would very possibly reach the king or even the emperor grade in the future. This kind of commander grade Demon Hunt Squad was treated quite differently.

The six Temples were all assigned to guard a fort, forming the defensive line of the Temple Alliance. On the southeastern border, the Warrior Temple had the absolute authority. And because the Southeastern Fort was the closest to the central province of the demon territory, Demon Hunt Squads would frequently be stopping here and visiting the higher-ups of the Warrior Temple, communicating with each other or even seeking for help sometimes. Thus, Long Haochen’s request for a meeting was a very normal thing, though it wouldn’t be easy to tell whether the head of the Warrior Temple would be willing to meet him.

Long Haochen’s look was very peaceful, and today, he specifically changed into the Glorious Holy Armor to come to this place.

A short time later, that guard was already back, and with him came a forty-something middle-aged man.

This middle-aged man was clad in red, extremely tall and bulky. His build actually made Sima Xian pale in comparison. Looking at Long Haochen, he was also startled, “Whoa, really young! So you’re the captain of the 64th commander grade Demon Hunt Squad, Long Haochen.”

Long Haochen nodded, “Hello, yes I am.”

The middle-aged man laughed out loud, “Captain Long is really young! I am the auxiliary head of the Warrior Temple named Xu Zhongliang. Welcome, Captain Long.” Saying this, he made a gesture in the direction of Long Haochen.

With a nod, Long Haochen followed this auxiliary head inside the Warrior Temple.

The Warrior Temple looked less elegant compared to the Priest Temple, and more simple and awe-inspiring. After the entrance was an immense hall. The roof, reaching a height of thirty meters, gave a very wide feeling. And right in front of the door, in the middle position of the hall of the Warrior Temple, stood a sculpture.

Seeing it, Long Haochen couldn’t help but stop his advance, giving a respectful look to this sculpture before performing a knight salute. His right fist placed against the chest of his Glorious Holy Armor made a metallic colliding sound.

Xu Zhongliang couldn’t help but stop his steps, seeing Long Haochen in a new light, with an increasingly good opinion.

To the Warrior Temple, this sculpture was a sign of supreme glory. Since this person was clad in knight armor, he was clearly a knight. But by giving such respectful salutations to this sculpture in his first moments here, how would he not have gained the favorable opinion of this auxiliary head of the Warrior Temple? And furthermore, Xu Zhongliang appeared straightforward, but was actually pretty meticulous, and had a good eyesight to judge people. He was entirely certain that the respect Long Haochen paid to this sculpture came from the depths of his heart.

It was a matter of course that Long Haochen was sincere. Beside this sculpture stood a horizontal inscribed board. On it the words: A sword of thousand years.

That’s right, this was the sculpture of the holy sword wielder Ye Wushang. It could be said that over the past several decades, the greatest genius that had ever appeared in the Six Great Temples was Ye Wushang. He even sparked the hope that the Warrior Temple could gain the leading position among the Six Great Temples and that they would all get gathered under his command. Unfortunately, this holy sword wielder died too early.

  • Orphne

    Thanks for the translation and thanks Owen E for sponsoring it!

  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro and sponsor Owen E!

  • Muzik Saint

    Nooooooooooo!!! I shouldn’t have read that preview.Thanks for the chapter, sponsers and totobro!

  • Muzik Saint

    Nooooooooooo!!! I shouldn’t have read that preview.Thanks for the chapter, sponsers and totobro!

  • Majk

    I am getting a bit of a Deja vu form this (arrogant guy, related to a high standing person, about to be kicked into shape by LHC).
    The preview is quite something, especially the title. It makes me really excited for the huge ass whooping that this guy will get. Not jsut form LHC in the fight but also for the Warrior Temple that will probably take LHC’s side after seeing the sword.

    • leopold1983

      Yes someone gonna have a little surprise 🙂

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Shit going to get real, lol.

    • Athanos

      People whose by far the greatest asset is their connections tend to underestimate assets of others; probably because they simply lack the capacity to judge them. And–while I always find this strange–they tend to especially underestimate the possibility that others have better connections than theirs.

      In this scenario, it’s quite likely that the Warrior connection in question actually sides with LHC, which in turn means that this guy is finished even if there is no proper show of force.

      • Majk

        Yeah if they see the sword and add to it his age and accomplishments then the head of the temple will side with him. However, I honestly hope that the warrior temple will find out about the sword during a “fight for honor” with the warrior guy (I wonder what level he is at I would say around 7th-8th step).

        • Robin

          I simply hope the Warrior Temple will be sensible.

          • Majk

            Well I doubt that they would freak out and try to take it away from him. Maybe Han Qianyu and some small fires would complain but at least the head of the temple should know that the sword choose its master and that is it.
            Altou I think that the person that made a scene at the auction house after LHC got the sword was a warrior since it is seen as a holy relic of their temple.

          • Robin

            Well, it is THAT relict of the Warrior Temple’s hero. Seeing it in the hands of a knight must sting, especially since the knight is as young as LHC.

          • Majk

            Well it depends on how they look at it. The small fires might scream out in rage but the older and wiser caln head would not (maybe in suprise but that would be it). I think that he would look at it as a way for the weapon to be in the spotlight again. His age would be an even better indicator to this. Like the mysterious protector of the auction house said LHC is young but he has already broke even the records of Ye Wushang. His affinity with the light element that LHC shares with the sword is the highest in the world and even though he is still far away form the 9th step his light element is the purest you can get.
            They can be asured of his fighting skill just by looking at the fact that he is in a commander grade DHT at this age (or a fight happens then they will see them for themselfs)
            Plus if he really is good at judging people then he will know that LHC is a true knight that can be considered a symbol for the 12 standards.

          • Muzik Saint

            I hope they do try to take the sword only to get atkd by it lol. Remember the sword has a mind of its own and it only recognizes one master.

          • Majk

            But in a more brutal way then back at the auction house where it just pushed Ye Weiyang away.

          • Robin

            Haochen hasn’t met the main head of the Temple yet, only an auxillary one. And yeah, they simply should see reason. If not, Aria will get them good. The sword will never part from Haochen and Yating on its own volition.

          • Majk

            Sorry, it just feelt like a hastle to me to write auxillary head all the time or to look up his name 😛

          • Robin

            Understandable. I was just saying that the auxillary head he met seems to be a sensible person with a good sense for judging people, but we know nothing about the true head yet. Maybe he is not that open to welcome Haochen as the new master of the sword. We can’t tell yet.

          • Majk

            I wonder if we will even see the true head now. Wasen’t the only potencial (I don’t think that it was ever said) head we saw the old man form the Prist Temple?

          • Robin

            Well, we met the head of the Knight Temple, the head of the Assassin Temple, and the head of the Priest Temple so far. The priest guy was the really old man, I think he was about 200 or something like this.
            True, it was not definite yet that the head would see Haochen, but this was before he disclosed that he is Aria’s new master. The head will meet him without doubt after learning that the divine sword awakened and returned to the Temple once again.

          • Majk

            Wait so are Han Qian and Ying Suifeng the heads of the Tempels? I honestly belived that they were auxillary heads up until now.
            Or do you mean the owner of the Divine Throne of Strategy and Defence who is the head of the whole Alliance and someone form the assasin temple that I don’t renember?

          • Robin

            They are the auxillary heads. But we met the old possessor of the divine throne who protected Haochen against Suifeng at the end of the competition. Grandpa Yang, he is the head of the Knight Temple, and by the way also Yang Wenthao’s grandpa.
            And Sheng Yue is the head of the Assassin Temple as far as I remember it. He made all the decisions regarding Cai’er’s training, the handling of Yating and would have been blamed if Haochen had suffered during his stay, so he seems to be the head.

          • Majk

            Holy moly you don’t even know how much this comment confused me. Not the Grandpa Yang part but the part about Sheng Yue. In my head Sheng Yue and Ying Suifeng seemed to have become one and the same person. Probably because I am already bad at remembering names and when they are from such a different culture it just makes me confused (like wiht Lin Xin and Li Xin I always have to look up who is who).

          • Robin

            Well, I am impressed if you are able to forget Cai’er’s great-grandpa. He is a really memorable fellow in my book. But since Ying Suifeng has not that much of a presence, I can understand how you can forget about him and mix them up.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Yeah, back when LHC’s team came back from their mission to the howling caverns and were complaining to Ying Suifeng I honest to god thought he was Cai’er’s Grandpa, lol. They both kind of played the same role trying to protect Cai’er from harm. It also didn’t help that I don’t think they ever appeared together, lol. Makes you think O.o…..

            I do seriously think we should probably change the titles naming scheme a little bit. Calling both groups Auxiliary Temple heads has been kind of throwing me for a loop for a while, lol.

          • Robin

            That they proclaimed them the sole successors made me hesitate as well. But it was similar with the Priest Temple, too, the younger ones make the real decisions and the old heads are the gray eminences in the background. Han Quian is the Saint Knight Chief and is adressed as an influencial leader and Grandpa Yang only intervened when it was absolutely necessary to protect Haochen (in his opinion). The younger Priest Temple head also made all the preparations for the IP trip, the same goes for Ying Suifeng having a lot of influence. But it makes sense. When I were hundreds of years old, I would leave most of the work to the younger ones as well. 😉

            There was an instance where Sheng Yue and Ying Suifeng were at the same place together. During the tournament, one time when Sheng Yue forced Han Quian to “train” with him and Suifeng smiled sardonically, and also when Sheng Yue made his appearance to fight for Cai’er’s honor. But they never interacted much. Ying Suifeng accompanied Cai’er from the beginning and acted more like her direct guardian than Sheng Yue, so it is understandable to think of him as closer to her. He is something like her good uncle who she even seeks out after Haochen disappeared to Haoyue’s world for the first time right in front of her eyes, to ask him for advice.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I forgot about that hug where grandpa Sheng and grandpa Yang faced off with all those 8th steppers cowering, lol.

            As for the role of the heads of the temples I feel they are the final line of defense. Like grandpa Sheng only came out when shit was at its worst for the Exorcist Mountain Pass.

            I feel a good deal of administrative work is passed to the assistant heads since the heads can’t usually leave their respective temples. So like the priest assistant head handled the IP because without the head the Southern Mountain Pass would be defenseless.

          • Robin

            Yeah, that covers my thoughts exactly. Since the real heads also seldom leave their temples, if Haochen should really become the real head of the Knight Temple, he surely will change this or decline. 😉

          • Majk

            I didn’t forget about her great-grandfather but rather I though that Ying Suifeng was her great-grandfather. I guess that it could come from, like Jonathan pointed out, the fact that he was the one dealing with the kids recently (after the hissing caver incident and when they were declared sole successors) and Sheng Yue hasen’t appeared for a while.

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Joel Kennen

    Mr.Translator is so awesome I’m praying for a double release. It probably wont happen. But, “MAN OH MAN!” I wanna see Han get his face punch in by his Dad.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      These people really need to learn who they are pissing off. Someday they will learn, but to bad for them that day is not today.

      As far as double releases go it takes a great deal of energy and stress to pull those off. Also considering we haven’t sponsored two chapters I would say let’s be thankful Toto is so diligent even with nonsponsored chapters so we will be seeing the end of this arc pretty soon.

      The longer the wait the more it can wet your appetite. If that doesn’t help feel free to join me in randomly predicting the future. It can be a pretty fun way to pass the time.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    So LHC is now able to activate Brilliant Body. I am guessing that means he is most likely peaked 6th step. We might get another mid battle breakthrough like last time.

    Only problem with that for me is I worry he will be leaving Hao Yue in the dust. Though they may have finished his evolution off screen. If so Hao Yue could be 6th step working his way up to 7th now. That would then line up with the pattern of LHC classes up then Hao Yue does.

    I feel like they won’t be sending Hao Yue away to evolve til after this trip since they will need his power to fight a demon god. So I am predicting Hao Yue eats the 72 pillar like someone predicted and then go to his elworld to evolve.

    • Athanos

      Using Brilliant Body before 7th Step should require quite some effort while LHC’s demonstration was extremely casual, so it’s more likely that he already reached the 7th Step. He wasn’t that far away from 7th Step anyway, and the gap between 6th and 7th Steps isn’t anywhere as huge as the ones between the following Steps.

      As for Hao Yue, he was already at the 6th Step before his latest (known) evolution, and–since he goes up by two steps with every evolution–the half-evolution alone may have been enough to place him on the 7th Step. So if he had completed the evolution during the time skip, he should be currently 8th Step unless the pattern has been changed. And even if he hasn’t finished that evolution yet, we know how it went during the Commander Grade exam. =P

      • Jonathan Hurd

        For Brilliant Body of a normal knight I would completely agree, but LHC is a bit special as a God’s chosen. Him doing a easy Brilliant Body even pre7th step seems fairly likely.

        For Hao Yue I feel you might be a little confused. Toto has started to label Hao Yue in human steps instead of beast ranks to make things a little simpler and because Hao Yue seems to work closer to the human system.

        So Hao Yue with three heads was fifth step. Hao Yue also communicated that his next evolution would be a bit different than the last ones. The rank up would only take him to 6th step. So 5 headed Hao Yue is the end result of that rank up.

        Problem was Hao Yue was interrupted and so only completed half of his evolution. He gained one more head becoming 4 headed, but he hadn’t completely become 6th step yet. So as far as I know he is technically a peak 5th step until he finishes the evolution and gets that 5th head.

        I feel like since there was a time skip and they already had a undead story branch end recently. They might of potentially skipped describing the evolution. So when Hao Yue is summoned to fight next he’ll have 5 heads.

        • Kaarme

          Considering how Hao Yue is the world destroyer, able to single-handedly annihilate the demons’ original domain, you’d think his power wouldn’t grow in a linear fashion. After all, in his final form he has to be able to fight all the demon pillars at the same time, for example, or at least most of them.

          • Majk

            Well he might not have destroyed the world because he wanted to. Maybe something else forced him like if he would be a choosen one of the god of death and dstrucion then maybe he was somhow forced into it. After all if he wanted to destroy them then why did the DGE say that it was him who teleported the demons to safty? Or maybe there was some other choosen one at the time and it was their fight that broght the world to that state.

          • Kaarme

            Hmm… Did the demon emperor say that? It’s so long ago I’ve forgotten. I thought it was merely his technique, not his will.

            But I liked the idea it would be his destiny. He struggles to stay alive and get strong from the pesky, powerless beginning, and always ends up destroying the world, inevitably like a force of nature. Then it all begins anew through rebirth.

          • Luke Confidential

            Thus the nickname I’ve given Austin Griffon for a long time.

            Dragon of the Apocalypse. His final evolution destroys himself and the world in which he evolves, then he is reborn to start the cycle anew.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair if he is going to inevitably destroy the world if he evolves. Seems like the simplicist solution is to stop evolving. Go live in the wilderness or never attack that final wall.

          • Kaarme

            That’s giving up. Not to mention it wouldn’t fit the picture. It’s not a destiny, his purpose in the universe, if he can just drop it like a hat and go live in the wilderness forgetting it all. He needs to see the tragic path till the end like the scorpion of the fable.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I’m just saying I feel a lot less sympathy for someone destined to destroy the world if they could…. just not destroy the world, lol.

          • Kaarme

            Of course. But if that was a result of not growing up to his full potential, it would be pretty sad for a martial artist who has nothing else in his life. From what we have seen, growing in size, in head count, and in power is as natural for Hao Yue as growing into an adult is for human children. If the end result is then destroying the world, it really can’t be helped.

            However, like Robin said, he’s different now after becoming Haochen’s bro. I do still hope it’s not all quite that simple. It would be boring. Maybe he will personally teach Haochen to defeat him, or he will voluntarily leave this dimension before it’s too late.

            Edit: Either way, if that happens, I hope it only happens after he has had a chance to give Haochen and Cai’er’s kid a ride through the skies!

          • Majk

            I will just copy paste what he said but if you want to erad the chapter again then it is from the 263rd chapter:

            Fengxiu shook his head, “You don’t know the complete truth on this
            matter. In those years, the situation was truly complicated, but we
            weren’t the ones that had opened a space rift. Back then, our elders’
            cultivation level was far from being high enough. Only the heavenly
            calamity could have created the space rift. As for the detailed course
            of events, it’s better that you don’t learn about it.”

            It is not 100% but it is close enough to make a theory.

          • Kaarme

            I believe I thought back then Hao Yue created it for his own purposes and the demons merely ended up using it. I guess we might learn the truth at some point. Neverthless, it’s obvious Hao Yue isn’t without considerably sympathy considering how he’s Haochen’s reliable brother and has carried the squad members as well occasionally.

            But I still hope he’s heading toward an inescapable destiny!

          • Robin

            When Haochen fused with Yating it was said that Haoyue gained a completely new sympathy for another creature, aka Haochen. He stopped acting against Yating out of consideration for his brother, who would not have survived an outbreak of his power. A behavior he wouldn’t have shown before making a contract with Haochen. Something fundamental changed inside him and surely will give his circle of rebirth and destruction a new twist.

        • Athanos

          The part about Brilliant Body being any more usable for LHC as a God’s chosen one is really just a speculation. Since LHC was relatively close to the 7th Step already pre-time skip, the more likely explanation is that he had already reached the 7th Step, rather than to introduce new assumptions and explain it as “another benefit of being a God’s chosen one”. Wouldn’t you agree?

          As for Totobro using human steps for Hao Yue, when and where exactly did that happen? Anyway, I hope that either didn’t happen, or that Totobro goes back to the correct translation.

          Regardless, the entire effect of using “human steps” instead is that you have to subtract 1 from the numbers I used; the underlying point remains unaffected. Every time Hao Yue evolved in the past he skipped a Step, so it’s unreasonable to assume that the full version of his most recent evolution would yield any other result. In other words–using human Steps–he was 5th Step and was headed for 7th Step, but then had to settle for half-evolution. This strongly suggests that he’s currently ~6th Step, otherwise it wouldn’t be much of a half-evolution (i.e., 1 out of 2 heads). And we know that even the result from half-evolution was already quite enough to scare the living @$#% out of the 7th Step Knight examiner.

          And if he completed the evolution in the meantime, he should be–in human terms–7th Step with 5 heads. All in all, I wouldn’t say nor worry that Hao Yue is being left behind LHC.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            So for the part on Hao Yue being 6th step with 5 heads… from chapter 120 first paragraph….

            “At the same time, Long Hao Chen received a message conveyed by Hao Yue. The next time he would evolve, it would be a lot harder than this one. Indeed, he would once again undergo qualitative changes, but the degree of evolution wouldn’t be as great as this time. After all, it was a lot harder for a magical beast to evolve from the sixth step to the seventh than to evolve from the fourth step to the sixth.”

            This is still using the old ranking system so its talking about ‘beast ranks’ in the paragraph rather than ‘human steps’. Basically Toto switched over a while back because with Hao Yue it started getting a bit confusing using beast ranks with him.

            Considering how much energy Hao Yue had to invest to even get to the peak of the 5th step I find it highly unlikely he could completely skip through 6th step all the way to 7th step without some kind of outside stimulus. Actually part of the reason he probably skipped so many steps was because of the outside stimulus of LHC’s blood and that green pill he found. Relying solely on his energy I think he stopped at 6th step with 5 heads.

            For the using Brilliant Body before 7th step we did admittedly see an example of that when Zhang Fangfang did it while being peak 6th step. It would be one thing if LHC went full body transformation, but with only one hand it is still highly possible LHC is only peak 6th step.

  • Mercurious

    Cant wait for their expressions when they find out that long haochen is the new owner of that sword

    • Robin

      Enjoy the suspense. 😛

  • Groundmast

    Wait, LCH is at the 7th step now?

    • Majk

      We did skip some time and he was at the peak of the sixth step before so it is possible. That or maybe since he is so close he can turn only a part of his body?

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Zhang Fangfang could change a part of his body into brilliant body at the peak of the 6th step so I would assume so could LHC.

        • Robin

          Exactly what I was thinking of.

      • Robin

        I think he is probably able to partially activate Brilliant Body, even though he hasn’t broken through yet. I don’t think that we would skip such an important development as him reaching the 7th step. If you think back, Fangfang could also activate Brilliant Body in small areas before having his breakthrough in the IP.

        • Majk

          Yeah I think so to.
          Also thank you for pointing out that Fangfang could use a partial transformation because I remembered someone doing it but I could not find it.

          • Robin

            You are welcome. 😉

    • Psyside

      He can use 7th step skills because of the Gods awakening

    • Luke Confidential

      You forget that they’ve been in Closed Door Cultivation for over a year after LHC’s awakening.

  • sergioGM

    Thanks 🙂

  • tsuki_hana

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Zeth

    Thank you Totobro and Owen!

  • ZaX

    The power of connections coming out. Thanks for the chapter

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter! How did i missed this one…

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter! How did i missed this one…

  • Erebus