Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 377

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 377: Descent of the Divine Sword (I)

Back then, when Ye Wushang died in battle against the Demon God Emperor, all the warriors from the Temple Alliance had worn a white cloth as a sign of mourning. And because of that battle, the Warrior Temple gained enormously in status. But unfortunately, since that time, no other genius of Ye Wushang’s scale had ever appeared again in the Warrior Temple.

It was the first time Long Haochen saw a sculpture of Ye Wushang. His appearance wasn’t as outstanding as his fame. Actually, he looked rather close to an ordinary person. The stone Ye Wushang was inclined, his sword held horizontally in front of him. Faintly, his great spirit could be perceived.

However, after watching it for a short time, Long Haochen lightly shook his head.

The expression on Xu Zhongliang’s face changed, “Captain Long, so you…”

Long Haochen sighed with sorrow, “It’s a pity that this sculpture doesn’t portray the sword intent of Ancestor Ye Wushang. The sculpture seems close to an empty shell.”

In fact, this sculpture of Ye Wushang was already a masterpiece, yet Long Haochen couldn’t help but want it to look even better! On the first floor of the Tower of Eternity, the sculpture of the Slumbering Calamity, the Holy Necromancer Elux, had given him a too shocking impression of perfection. Depicting even his powerful bearing and his expressions, it was basically a perfect reproduction. In comparison, this sculpture of Ye Wushang naturally seemed imperfect.

From hearing Long Haochen’s last words, the good impression Xu Zhongliang just had of him seemed to have vanished completely, “Captain Long, please don’t be over-critical on the sculpture of our Warrior Temple’s hero. Otherwise, even if you are a Demon Hunter, I will still want to challenge you, to defend the honor of our Warrior Temple.”

Long Haochen looked slightly startled. This made him realize that his words were indeed quite rude, “Sorry, I need to apologize towards you. I was impetuous. It’s just that in those years, Ancestor Ye Wushang was called the sword of a thousand years, yet it’s a shame that his sword intent isn’t expressed by this sculpture. If this could be done, perhaps someone would come to gain some understanding because of it.”

Xu Zhongliang gave Long Haochen an earnest look, thinking secretly to himself that this youngster was really a sincere one. With a sigh, he declared, “It would just be too hard to let the sword intent of commander Ye appear in the sculpture. Even in those days, no one n the faction of commander Ye could really imitate his sword intent, to say nothing of now.”

“Commander Ye?” Long Haochen asked curiously.  

Xu Zhongliang replied, “Commander Ye was not only the master of our Warrior Temple, but also the commander in chief of the three armies in the Southeastern Fort. The ancestors all addressed him as a venerable mister.”

Long Haochen nodded in silence, replying, “Hall Master Xu, do you know when I could meet the noble head of the Warrior Temple?”

Xu Zhongliang was startled, thinking to himself, This kid really wants to meet the head!? Doesn’t he seem to see himself too much like a great character?

Long Haochen naturally anticipated his thoughts, and earnestly explained, “Hall Master Xu, this time, I came to the Warrior Temple for three matters, and among them, I can ask for your help for two of them. But I will need to meet the Temple Head for the most important one.”

Xu Zhongliang wrinkled his brows, “I’m afraid that meeting the Temple Head will be a bit difficult since he’s busy with matters.”

Long Haochen faced the sculpture right in front, declaring calmly, “What if I said it relates to ancestor Ye Wushang?”

“What?” Xu Zhongliang was shocked, “Related to Commander Ye? Captain Long, can you tell me what this is about?”

Long Haochen didn’t try to beat around the bush and nodded, “It is about the suggestion I just gave. I should be able to accomplish it. I can bestow this sculpture with the sword intent belonging to Commander Ye.”

Xu Zhongliang gasped, and didn’t believe that no matter what. However, he didn’t question Long Haochen because he understood clearly that even the captain of an emperor grade Demon Hunt Squad wouldn’t possibly do this sort of joke in the Warrior Temple. If this was really a joke, this act would really be too condescending toward the Warrior Temple, and no one would dare assume the consequences.

“Captain Long, you… you….” Xu Zhongliang felt unable to express his feelings. He certainly wished for all this too be real, but this Captain Long before his eyes was really too young.

Long Haochen lifted his right hand, and earnestly said, “I have just arrived with my squad from Holy City. I don’t know whether your Warrior Temple has already received the news about the awakening of the divine sword, formerly belonging to ancestor Ye, that happened several months ago.”

Xu Zhongliang clearly felt his own heartbeat quicken. Of course, he heard of that matter, and the Warrior Temple had already dispatched an auxiliary head to investigate. However, when looking for Commander Ye’s descendant Ye Weiyang, she only told them that she didn’t agree to disclose the identity of the person who obtained the sword of Commander Ye. If that person was willing, he would naturally get in touch with the Warrior Temple. She also told them that the new master accepted by the divine sword was a knight, therefore, it wasn’t likely that it would return to the Warrior Temple.

This matter shook the higher-ups of the Warrior Temple, but since Ye Weiyang was the descendant of Commander Ye, they couldn’t force her no matter what. All they could do was secretly search for the knight who had inherited Ye Wushang’s Aria of the Goddess of Light of. They actually even made contact with the Knight Temple.

Only, after several months passed, that person never showed himself.

In the meanwhile, hearing Long Haochen mention that, Xu Zhongliang’s shock was as one might well imagine.

Xu Zhongliang saw Long Haochen’s right hand that appeared to be of a brilliant golden color emit a soft golden light. It materialized quietly, and immediately, a cold sword intent flashed from it.

A gigantic golden sword was held high above his head, the bead on its tip sending out a bright light. The sword intent was not only projected from the divine sword, but also from Long Haochen’s body. In that instant, Xu Zhongliang’s shock was just too great. Only by standing there, Long Hoachen gave him the unsurpassed feeling of a man being one with his sword.

In fact, as an Auxiliary Hall Master of the Warrior Temple, Xu Zhongliang already surpassed 90,000 units of spiritual energy, standing as a powerhouse at the peak of the eighth step. But right at this moment, he actually felt insignificant in front of Long Haochen.

It wasn’t only him: all those people in the hall of the Warrior Temple stopped due to sensing the golden light. Of course, they didn’t have any hostility. That was the light attribute, which couldn’t belong to an enemy. Afterwards, that overflowing sword intent made everyone feel dull.

In that instant, they actually felt a misconception. It was as if the figure releasing all that light was really the sculpture of Commander Ye. But this was just an object.

The comparison was too intense. That tyrannical sword intent seemed to pierce the Warrior Temple, and that figure being in perfect unison with its sword appeared to be really extremely tall.

During the year he spent in seclusion, Long Haochen’s progress was earth-shattering as one might well imagine. Naturally, he didn’t only succeed the divine sword Aria of the Goddess of Light, but also its sword intent. In the meanwhile, he managed to combine it with the comprehension he gained at the time he repelled Ah’Bao while having his awakening as a god’s chosen one. Now, it was his own sword intent that took shape.

Undoubtedly, this was accomplished with the help from his great attributes as a god’s chosen one. Accurately speaking, the sword intent Long Haochen emitted had a specific difference from Ye Wushang’s all those years ago, and also his understanding of the swords was far from being able to compare with Ye Wushang at that time. However, in his hand was the Aria of the Goddess of Light, and he received the assistance from its sword intent. How could it not shock everyone present in the Warrior Temple.

The first time Xu Zhongliang saw the Aria of the Goddess of Light, he showed the greatest warrior salute as etiquette, before every warrior present immediately followed suit to present their respectful salute jointly.

The golden light vanished, and the Aria of the Goddess of Light disappeared back into Long Haochen’s hand. The unyielding sword intent disappeared accordingly, and ardent looks were directed at Long Haochen. Xu Zhongliang nodded with force, “Captain Long, please wait a moment. I will immediately report to the head.” After saying that, he swiftly turned around and left.

Long Haochen remained at the same place, looking at the sculpture before him without speaking. Although this sculpture didn’t contain the sword intent of the holy sword wielder Ye Wushang, in his heart, Long Haochen could feel the free and domineering aura of desperation he had on the battlefield. He vaguely felt a different understanding regarding sword intent on him.

This trip to the Warrior Temple was obviously not only to handle that military head of Starseeker City. That was just some side errand. The most important objective for him was to deliver the sword intent of Ye Wushang. That was the primary reason for his trip to the Warrior Temple.

A short time later, a dozen men entered the hall from the staircase. In front of them was an elder clad in a deep golden gown. This elder had a shock of silver hair, but gave off immense pressure, standing as domineering as a mountain.

Xu Zhongliang and the others, some of them possessing a tyrannical presence, followed at the back of this elder, and directly headed towards Long Haochen.

The elder in the golden gown revealed an excited expression, heading towards Long Haochen’s side in large strides. However, just as if he didn’t see him, Long Haochen was still staring fervently at that sculpture of the sword of a thousand years.

Xu Zhongliang was about to say something, only to be stopped by the elder’s hand. His eyes flashing with an extraordinary splendor, he murmured some words telling him not to disturb Long Haochen as he stood near him, scrutinizing this handsome youth closely.

No less than half an hour later, Long Haochen suddenly opened his eyes wide, and stepped forward with his left foot, as his right hand moved forward like a bolt of lightning. Indistinctly, a faint golden radiance followed his movement.

With a very carefree feeling a sigh escaped from his mouth, and instantly, sharp hissing sounds rang out in the whole hall. The hissing disappeared in a flashing second, but the higher-ups of the Warrior Temple standing nearby were still filled with surprise. They had distinctly perceived the power in Long Haochen’s right hand. Without any fluctuation of spiritual energy, it was merely filled with pure sword intent. Just who was this youth?

“You’re Long Haochen?” The elder in the golden gown finally spoke, though his voice surprisingly seemed to be shaking slightly.

Long Haochen had a fright, discovering that another person stood at his side. Turning around, he happened to face the enraged elder in the golden gown.

  • Belkar

    Thank you!

  • Anto Wibowo

    Hissing sound? Like a snake?
    Thank you for the chapter!

    • Majk

      Yep. He was probably using ripples of light since when it is active his aura emits a sound like the one from the hissing cavern.
      Or the buzzing sound form his sword changed into hissing now.

      • Majk

        Or it is posisble that after infusing the sword with his own power the sword stoped buzzing like before and insted is now hissing (since hissing is a part of LHC’s ripples of light which he could use with the sword aura)

  • Sigh

    The part in brackets [ ] should be 90,000 units instead of 900,000.
    “In fact, as an Auxiliary Hall Master of the Warrior Temple, Xu
    Zhongliang already surpassed [900,000] units of spiritual energy, standing
    as a powerhouse at the peak of the eighth step. But right at this
    moment, he actually felt insignificant in front of Long Haochen.”

    Thanks for the chapter.

    • Blaxus

      He could go slay the demon god emperor and make it home for lunch.

      • Sigh

        The Demon God Emperor already has 1 million units of spiritual energy, so no we wouldn’t be able to do it.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I don’t know if this is what it means to be a eighth step. We just need to throw a few Ninth steppers in and the war is as good as over, lol.

  • sergioGM

    Thanks 🙂

  • Ragnarok

    Isn’t 900,000 spiritual energy too high for 8th step? If 1M was god level then there is no way that he can be at 900,000. It should be 90,000 right?

    • felix

      Ya I was surprised by that too.

    • Robin

      Guess so, yeah. I wondered about that as well. 😉

    • Psyside

      I think toto made a mistake

    • Alexios Blake

      You have too reach 1000000 and have a godhead in order to ascend.

      • Sigh

        Isn’t that only for the demons though? Because they aren’t from that world they need a godhead to be able to become a god there, in other words they have to steal the godhood, but the ones that become gods are the god’s chosen ones, so I guess they simply need to reach 1 million spiritual energy and if the god they would be replacing wants to step out they would become a god (?) the spiritual stove in the ilusionary paradise said that being a god was a pain in the ass with many restrictions so the gods are probably waiting for people to take their jobs, though no idea what would happen to them afterward.

        • Majk

          Technicly they probably get the godhead when they accept that they will take the gods palce so they still need it to ascend.

          The gods probably get reborn as normal baings after they endured the lonely hell of being a god and now get to enjoy life again.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Anyone else a little confused by the last sentence of “Turning around, he happened to face the enraged elder in the golden gown.” Why would the Golden Robed Elder be enraged…. That kind of confuses me.

    • Robin

      Maybe because he was kept waiting for a long time by a youngster?

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Considering he was the one who stopped the other guy from interrupting that youngster… seems a little strange. Especially after being shown that Sword Intent immediately after.

        • Robin

          Still makes sense. He stopped him in the beginning but then was kept waiting for half an hour in front of many warriors lingering in the hall. One, he surely isn’t used to be ignored and two, he should be dying to see the sword.

          • Athanos

            Let’s just hope this is the reason and not something as petty as “Boohoo, the Ancestor’s swords is in the hands of a Knight youngster, we will not stand for this!” or worse “the youngster Knight thinks that he can touch our revered statue because he carries the sword?!”

            Also, I don’t know about you, but I’m already suffering SYWZ withdrawals. =P

          • Jonathan Hurd

            You’re not alone on withdrawal symptoms.

            It would be amazingly lame for him to be angry about LHC inheriting the sword. Ye Wushang’s descendants have been trying to awaken it for hundreds of years. Considering it’s light based there was a high chance it would become a knights. Also considering LHC promised to make your statue better might as well let him touch it, IMO.

          • Athanos

            This raises one point that has been on my mind for a while. It seems that Warrior and Mage temples have no attribute restriction unlike at least Knight and Priest temples. The story already introduced Warriors with 3 different attributes, not to mention that we have yet to encounter a proper Shield Warriors–Earth attribute?–if memory serves, and it’s been made quite clear that there is a mage for probably every attribute–even Light Mage as opposed to Priest.

            So it’s quite possible that when one has Light attribute and has aptitude for melee, the choice between Knight and Warrior comes down to the upbringing (i.e., chance of birth) and attitude. In other words, maybe they were really convinced that the next user of the sword is going to be another Light attribute Warrior from Ye’s lineage (e.g., Ye Weiyang).

          • Robin

            We already saw knights with different attributes, or at least not pure light element. Li Xin for example focuses on fire element for some attacks.
            But you are right, which vocation they take on seems highly dependent on the area they are born in, or tested by their respective temples. Although I think that if during a test a special talent is discovered that doesn’t match the requirements of the respective temple, they send the children to different areas. If not, they would waste talent. But since the temples compete for power and strength, they surely won’t let any talent slip by their own temple as long as it is born in their dominion.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To also be fair as was stated with the Assassin Temple each temple has their own secrets and methods. The Assassin Temple had a method to test your Innate Spiritual Energy when you are still a toddler.

            I assume the Knight temple tests to see if you are light element before raising you. Same for the priest temple otherwise that is a lot of effort wasted if you have the wrong element.

            So it seems like each temple has its methods and ways to bring up the next generation and test them. I do agree with Athanos that the warrior temple was probably hoping for a new warrior to ascend and continue Ye Wushang’s legacy, but there was also a strong chance the person to continue it would be a Knight. I think they will come to terms with that soon. Especially after they see what type of person LHC is.

          • Athanos

            I was labouring under the assumption that Li Xin has the Light attribute like other Knights, and it’s her mount that has the Fire attribute.

            Some temples definitely have to check the attribute as early as possible to avoid wasting resources (both theirs and that of the trainee), but Warriors and Mages don’t really have to care all that much. I imagine that the initial curriculum is identical regardless of the attribute, and they simply later specialise based on their attribute (all attributes are apparently welcome).

            From what I gather, Assassins usually have the Fire attribute, Priests and Knights have the Light attribute, and Summoners are… special? By the way, we know that Cai’Er’s attribute mutated because of her spiritual stove, but sometime it sounds as if her attribute is something Death-y, while other times it sounds as if she is simply the Darkness attribute user. Do we know for sure which one is her attribute?

          • Robin

            I don’t think asssassins generally have the fire attribute. At least, I don’t remember anyone mentioning it. Cai’er’s attributes were named some chaps before. It was death and something else I forgot. You would have to look it up. Her birth attributes were also named then. I think it was around the chaps describing their first shopping spree, when Haochen buys her the armor and she is still deprived of some of her senses.

          • Athanos

            As for Assassins’ attribute, there has been that scene where equipment meant for Assassins (of Fire attribute) was useless to Cai’Er because her attribute mutated due to her spiritual stove, where she had to go with the attribute-free equipment instead. This phrasing suggests that Cai’Er originally had the Fire attribute, and the equipment (i.e., connection between offence and Fire attribute) suggests that Fire attribute is common if not preferable among Assassins.

            Also, in my opinion, only Fire, Darkness, and Space attributes would fit an Assassin. And we know that Space attribute is extremely rare overall, and that Darkness attribute isn’t (normally) available to humans.

            As for Cai’Er’s current attribute, that has never been properly explained. I mentioned this above, but sometime it’s described as something Death-y (especially in connection to the Tower of Eternity), while other times it’s described as Darkness-y (when there are Demons around). Either way, I don’t recall any mention of double-attribute before the appearance of Ye Weiyang, and I doubt the story would make such a deal out of it if we already had a character like that.

    • Psyside

      I think he is a bit iritated that the sword is in the hands of a knight and not a warior

      • Jonathan Hurd

        That could be. Still I really wish they would just be happy the sword has even seen the light again. All the warriors that wanted to had their fair shake. Its not like LHC stole it. He was just the only one to be able to unlock it and he is even gifting you the ability to remember even clearer your hero. If he really is angry I am going to start praying someone comes and knocks them all on their asses. Who’s with me for Mystery Knight showing up and kicking ass!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    So just a nitpicky grammar thing for me….

    “Xu Zhongliang gasped, and didn’t believe that no matter what.”

    I feel ‘couldn’t bring himself to believe no matter what’ would be better than ‘didn’t’ for this particular thing.

    • Robin

      Works both just fine. “He couldn’t bring himself to believe it no matter what.” might be a little more elegant, but for me it also carries the notion that he accepts that it really could be true, just doesn’t believe it is. And at this point I don’t see him even thinking one word Haochen said about leaving the sword intent behind could be true.

  • tsuki_hana

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • ZaX

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro and Owen!

  • Evilage

    I came back alive thinking there would be like 5-6 chapters to read at once. Only to find out its only 2 chapters oh well.
    Anywho its getting a bit interesting again. Maybe this elder will also find out who LHC’s dad is and about scion of light thing . I mean see first knight head-> assassin head-> priest head->(next)warrior head->summoner head->magician head

    • Jonathan Hurd

      To be fair for the Summoner and Magician head’s relatives are in his DHS so it doesn’t seem too unlikely for them to eventually learn about him.

      • Evilage

        I guess so but eventually they will learn about him, maybe when LHC tries to get gold foundation armor?

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Really looking forward to the day LHC goes to get that. At that point though I would be more amazed if the top brass from all the Temples hadn’t got him yet.

          • Evilage

            Before gold foundation he still needs to get silver foundation. And i think its gonna be another competition like DHS selections cant wait

          • Jonathan Hurd

            If I remember how the armors work I think there is two ways of getting one. One is to challenge a Knight with a Silver Foundation armor and win it from them. The second was to wait for one to die and then I think they will have a tournament to figure out who is the most appropriate owner.

            Knowing LHC’s personality I don’t think he is going to go and try to take it from someone. So I am looking forward to that tournament as well :P. I am guessing Hao Yue will be off evolving again when it starts so he ends up kicking the crap out of his competition sans mount… again, lol.

    • Luke Confidential

      This anticipation would break lesser men [it’s almost broken me :P]

  • Deathx64

    I finally caught up! Thanks for the chapter.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Welcome to the end of the updates. The F5 sect greets you :D.

      • Evilage

        wasn’t it the terrible sect?

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Don’t listen to him Deathx64 its the best sect! People just haven’t seen the light yet, :P.

          • Evilage

            “Yet” 😐

          • Jonathan Hurd

            We will be there waiting in the shadows hitting our f5 buttons…. Our day will come! and we will obsessively wait for it refreshing the page to greet it!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    So one thing I have been thinking about is what the third favor LHC is going to ask for from the Warrior Temple. The first one was about Ye Wushang’s statue and imbuing it with Sword intent. I think that one also required the Warrior Temples leader. The second one is about the dumbass in Stargazer City. So what the third is….

    I would assume it has to do with their mission at least. So as far as I can guess I can see reinforcement as a potential request, but that seems unlikely especially if they are going to hide amongst the Yue Ye Caravan again. The second thing he could be asking for is Intel. Maybe a summary of the power of the 72nd DG and his location as well as details about other demons groupings. That would be especially important since Yue Ye probably told LHC the entire plains have been reorganized by the DGE so things have probably changed a lot since they last visited.

    Information is my best guess, but who knows it could be asking for aid at a specific time to help distract the 72nd’s Army so LHC could launch a surprise attack. That would be fun to watch.

    • Psyside

      I think it will be something for Yue Yue. Or for Wang Yutan

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