Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 378

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 378: Descent of the Divine Sword (II)

“Senior, you…”

On his side, Xu Zhongliang hastened to say, “This person is the head of our Warrior Temple, Temple Head Qiu Yonghao.”  

Long Haochen stamped the ground with his left foot, placing his right fist on his chest, “Captain of the 64th commander grade Long Haochen salutes, Temple Head.”

After observing him for quite a long time, Qiu Yonghao spoke, “You’re the son of the old pal Xingyu, aren’t you? As expected, a young hero. I really didn’t think that the divine sword of Commander Ye actually chose you as its master. Can you let me see the Aria of the Goddess of Light of Ancestor Ye?” He truly felt very impatient.  

“Okay.” Long Haochen raised his right hand once again, and when that brilliant golden light appeared in front of all the leaders of the Warrior Temple, they all had foolish looks, especially, those older powerhouses from the Warrior Temple. All of them were in tears in front of this sight. Among them, the most affected was the Head of the Warrior Temple, Qiu Yonghao.

“Boss, boss, I can finally see your divine sword again! I finally see it reappear to the light. Boss, why is it that at that time you didn’t listen to my dissuasion, you became the hero of humans and the hero of the Warrior Temple. Don’t you know that I lost this good elder brother at that time.”

Qiu Yonghao rushed forward, firmly grasping the Aria of the Goddess of Light. He even lost his voice due to crying bitterly.

All the powerhouses of the Warrior Temple repeated the same action as before once again, giving a warrior salute to the divine sword in the hands of Long Hoachen.

Sensing their sadness and reminiscence, Long Haochen’s eyes turned gradually red in spite of himself.

The most shocking was that the Aria of the Goddess of Light in his hands seemed to have understood the words of Qiu Yonghao and actually emitted a buzzing sound. It appeared as if this divine sword was also mourning with grief.

After a long time, Qiu Yonghao recovered from his sadness, and wiped the tears on his face away. This silver-haired elder looked at Long Haochen with red eyes, “Kid, did you come specifically to return the sword of commander Ye? I want to thank you on behalf of the Warrior Temple.”

Long Haochen lightly nodded, “Temple head, I happened to be about to address this subject. The divine sword reappeared, and is indeed of too great importance to the Warrior Temple. Thus, although I gained the acknowledgement of the divine sword as its owner, I want to seek approval from you and all seniors from the Warrior Temple to use it as my weapon. I pledge to you and everyone present here that I won’t let this divine sword of Ancestor Ye collect dust in my hands.”

Qiu Yonghao appeared sluggish. Although he felt extremely excited, he still kept himself from insisting on the matter. What he thought was that Long Haochen was returning the divine sword, but he didn’t look ready to deliver it. This meant he really had the intention to take possession of the Aria of the Goddess of Light. Long Haochen also didn’t seem resigned but showed his categorical attitude towards the divine sword, as its true owner.

“Long Haochen! Then what did you come for today?” Qiu Yonghao asked calmly.

Long Haochen replied with a respectful tone, “Today, I came for three things. The most important one is that I need you and the Warrior Temple to accept that although I cannot leave the divine sword here, I wish to let the sword intent of Ancestor Ye remain in the Warrior Temple, because this is something that should belong to your Warrior Temple.”

Qiu Yonghao was startled, “To leave the sword intent of Commander Ye? How are you thinking of doing this?” He felt more and more curious about this young man. Of course, his deepest wish was to see the Aria of the Goddess of Light remain here. It was only that he clearly understood the position of Long Haochen for the Knight Temple. Han Qian designated this kid as the sole successor of the Knight Temple, which meant he would be the future Temple head of the Knight Temple. Forcing him to leave the divine sword was thus no good thing. To say nothing of the rest, that old man wasn’t easy to handle.

Long Haochen looked at the sculpture of Ye Wushang, telling him in a deep voice, “Hall Master, if you agree, I wish to leave it in this sculpture, so that every powerhouse of the Warrior Temple can see it, and perhaps get some enlightenment from it. This is the only thing I can do for the Warrior Temple.”

If Long Haochen had said such words right off the bat when seeing him, Qiu Yonghao would definitely not have seen this young man in a good light. This was just too hard to believe. In those years, among so many powerhouses of the Warrior Temple, none managed to bring out the sword intent of Commander Ye. But how about this young guy? Qiu Yonghao didn’t know Long Haochen’s exact age, but he guessed he wasn’t even twenty years old.

But right before, the sword intent released from Long Haochen’s right hand had shocked Qiu Yonghao enormously. He was completely certain that even Commander Ye couldn’t have shown such attainment in swordplay at this age. This young guy was as expected a genius among geniuses.

After pondering slightly, Qiu Yonghao slowly turned around, looking at the higher-ups, and inquired from them, “What are your views?”

An elder looking approximately the same age as Qiu Yonghao replied in a deep tone, “Not proper. Commander Ye’s sculpture already stood untouched for hundred years. How could it be changed so lightly? This isn’t something we can decide on. In case the sculpture gets broken, we’ll be unable to explain that to the thousands upon thousands of warriors from the Temple.”

Xu Zhongliang spoke next, “Head, auxiliary head, I believe we should let him try. Long Haochen managed to succeed Commander Ye’s divine sword, and this already proves the trust the divine sword placed in him. Only he can possibly have gotten some understanding pertaining to Commander Ye’s sword intent. If…”

“That won’t do.” The elder addressed as an auxiliary head by him cut in with a categorical shout, “What’s to be done if he fails? Could we bear the loss? Before doing anything, you have to consider the aftermath first. Then, only if the worst possibilities can be withstood can you act.

Undoubtedly, this elder could be considered as quite a conservative person.

Next, the powerhouses from the Warrior Temple expressed their views, though the overwhelming majority wasn’t willing to let Long Haochen alter the sculpture of Ye Wushang without further discussion.

Of course, the problem wasn’t that they didn’t want the sword intent of Commander Ye to reappear, but just that Long Haochen was really too young. In their eyes, the successor of Commander Ye was still a mere child. How could they possibly be at ease when letting him handle such an important task?

Seeing everyone argue, Long Haochen secretly sighed, and told Qiu Yonghao, “Temple Head, how about this? I will not act directly on the sculpture but instead, you can bring me a large stone, where I’ll try to leave the sword intent of Commander Ye. Nonetheless, I can only do this today, because we will immediately have to leave the Alliance to head for the borders of the demon territory to carry out a mission.”

He had no choice but to do so. Long Haochen came here with the original goal to get the approval of the Warrior Temple for letting him have the Aria of the Goddess of Light, while reporting back to the Warrior Temple. After all, if he didn’t give a justification to the Warrior Temple why this divine sword stayed in his hands for a long time, it would be bound to be a lot more complicated for him to leave its sword intent in the Warrior Temple, for the sake of proving his own qualifications to control this divine sword.

Qiu Yonghao nodded and replied, “Since things are like that, we can only do so. However, Haochen, I have a bold favor. You should know that the Aria of the Goddess of Light is really a divine sword of high importance to my Warrior Temple. If it is possible, we still wish for the divine sword to remain in the Warrior Temple. You may give whichever conditions you want: as long as we can, we will satisfy them in exchange for the divine sword.”

Qiu Yonghao could see that if he didn’t address the topic directly, Long Haochen would definitely not leave the divine sword here. Nonetheless, this was not surprising. Anyone would do the same, since this was after all a powerful divine sword! Although Qiu Yonghao could see that in the divine sword in Long Hoachen’s hands had yet to completely regain its bearing of those years, that was still a powerful weapon of the legendary tier. Anyone possessing this kind of divine sword wouldn’t easily be convinced to let go of it.

Giving a look to Qiu Yonghao, Long Haochen shook his head, “Temple Head, I cannot. The Aria of the Goddess of Light recognized me as its master and I am the only one who can use it. I think that Ancestor Ye wouldn’t hope to see his divine sword buried in a dark room. I will let it run free in the demon territory and kill powerful enemies to let it drink its fill of demon blood. I will permit this sword to let its true brilliance reappear and then reconstruct its sword soul. Thus, I can only decline your request.”

Qiu Yonghao declared deeply, “What if I would exchange it for a weapon of the Epic Tier? Also of the light element?”

Long Haochen was shaken deep inside. He obviously knew the meaning a piece of Epic Tier equipment held. In fact, the powerhouses possessing a piece of Epic Tier equipment in the word could all be described as blessed with an incomparable privilege. The reason why the Knight Temple could remain as the head of the Six Great Temples for so long was because they had divine tools such as the Divine Thrones. But the Warrior Temple actually didn’t even have a divine tool, and weapons at the Epic Tier would already be the most powerful weapons they could take out. According to Long Haochen’s knowledge, the Warrior Temple had in total less than five pieces of Epic Tier equipment. Without a doubt, any piece of equipment at the Epic Tier would cause his strength to go up by leaps and bounds. The enticement was undoubtedly huge.

However, Long Haochen still shook his head, “Apologies, Temple Head. To me, this divine sword is even more important than a divine tool. When using it in battle, I can sense the bearing of the Ancestor Ye of those times. No matter whether it is to increase my strength or a boost to my will, it is too precious to me. And as I have just said, while holding on to this divine sword, I will definitely let its glory of those years reappear.”

“Young man, you are too arrogant.” The elder who was addressed as auxiliary head stepped forward and arrived at Qiu Yonghao’s side, letting a massive pressure envelop Long Haochen.

The people present were all powerhouses from the Warrior Temple, and although they couldn’t really act against Long Haochen, giving him some pressure was still possible.

In front of such a strong pressure, Long Haochen’s face still remained unaffected. Standing perfectly straight, he declared respectfully, “Senior, I am not arrogant. I am only speaking the truth. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be appearing in the Warrior Temple so brazenly. If I simply had used the Aria of the Goddess of Light to battle against the demons, I’m afraid that the Warrior Temple would have difficulty to identify me at all as the holder of this divine sword. Today, it was entirely out of sincerity that I came.”

  • Belkar

    Thank you!

  • Psyside

    Next chapter. He leaves the sword intent and all of em go WOW… 100%

    • Robin

      You think? *evil grin*

      • Psyside

        Yep 99.99% sure

  • felix

    I think they’ll be regretting not letting him place his sword intent directly into the statue.

    • Argos Yesu

      “Wow, what is that stone?”
      “That is the divine rock that houses the sword intent of the greatest hero of our temple, Ancestor Hero Ye Wushang! Long Haochen himself placed that sword intent on the rock in order to preserve its power for us.”
      “… but isn’t there a statue of Ancestor Ye over there? Why didn’t he place the sword intent on the statue?”

      *every elder in hearing range blushes in shame*

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Damn now I kind of want to see that happen in the story, :D.

    • Majk

      I wonder if they could place the rock into the statue later and let the sword intent spread to cover the whole thing?

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro!

  • sergioGM

    Thanks 🙂

  • Jonathan Hurd

    So looks like the Head of the Warrior Temple has confirmed for us that LHC is 6th step. I would guess he is definetly at the peak, but still 6th step.

  • Blaxus

    Lol kinda reminds me of that episode of Spongebob where mr krabs was trying to bribe Bubblebass with free glasses of water.

  • Zeth

    Thank you Totobro!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    So after this chapter I am starting to think Robin and others are right. That mystery Knight that is looking after LHC is not LHC’s dad. I came to this conclusion from what the Warrior Temple Head has said. He calls LHC’s dad….

    “You’re the son of the old pal Xingyu, aren’t you?”

    While he then mentions….

    “To say nothing of the rest, that old man wasn’t easy to handle.”

    I think the old man he is mentioning is the Mystery Knight that is currently looking after LHC. I feel like the chance that the Mystery Knight is LHC’s grandpa is pretty high to me personally now. Since I still believe that he definitely has a connection to LHC. It would also explain why Han Qian treats him with such respect.

    • Robin

      He could also refer to Han Quian since he mentioned the importance LHC has for the Knight Temple. I don’t think he knows about the mysterious knight, there is no reason he should. It makes more sense if he refers to LHC’s dad or Han Quian Saint Knight Chief.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I don’t see a reason as a Temple head he would be worried about handling a Assistant Temple head. It honestly seems like he is most likely older than Han Qian anyways so I see no reason to call him ‘old man’. He also referred to LHC’s dad as ‘old pal’ so I don’t see a reason for him to change that to ‘old man’ as well. For someone who was alive to witness and even advise Ye Wushang he must be over 250ish. That would put him way older than Xingyu.

        • Robin

          Either he refers to Han Quian’s influence which, seeing as the knight Temple is still leading the others, should not be underestimated, or he could refer to Grandpa Yang. Grandpa Yang is comparably old and as the head of the Knight Temple also cares deeply for Haochen.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I think there is definitely a chance for it to be referring to Grandpa Yang. For me I think the chances the person mentioned has a connection to Xingyu’s though is still fairly high. Especially considering that almost all the people we have met with high Innate Spiritual Energy come from a long line of powerhouses. Adding in the increase of life span when getting to 9th step, and adding how impressive Xingyu’s achievements were I think there is a high chance LHC’s grandpa is someone to be feared.

        • Luke Confidential

          ‘Advise’ might be stretching it since he called him boss. He’s probably from a generation or two below.

          Seems more like he was begging Boss not to throw himself against the DGE rather than advising.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair, from what I understand of Chinese culture after reading DD. Boss might be like the nickname they give the eldest brother/fellow disciples. Like how in DD Tang San and the rest all call Dai Mubai Boss. This theory is also helped by when he says….

            “Don’t you know that I lost this good elder brother at that time.”

            Also pulling from DD fellow disciples often call each other Brother. So I think the current Warrior Head had a pretty close relationship with Ye Wushang.

    • Sync Sync

      I’ve been always thinking that mysterious knight is the powerhouses that was fight DGE, remember the very old demon hunter squad that make DGE think twice to eradicate humanity. As i remember the knight will look after LHC until he ready to take over his position

      • Baem LN

        That knight is with his squad for the sake of deterrence against DGE. He won’t have much time to care for LHC. On the other hand, LHC’s father has gone missing after his battle with Anan, the 7th-ranked DG.
        Granpa Yang is the Alliance foremost Leader which will make him pretty busy to watch LHC 24/7.

        The only real option is LHC’s grandpa a.k.a the 3rd Divine Knight which hold a Divine Throne, I think. He has the time to watch over LHC and of course making the Devil Dragon Guard hesitate in the face of war at IP.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          The other thing that makes me feel it is not the Demon God Slayers Knight is that the DGE said the Demon God Slayers killed three Devil Dragons when the DGE broke into the Illusory Paradise. I feel like the Demon God Slayers knight wouldn’t let his team fight that kind of battle without him, but the mystery knight was forced to sit and wait outside the IP and keep the Devil Dragons Guard captain in check. So I feel they are separate people.

  • Deathx64

    Thanks for the chapter. I kinda feel like long haovhen is 7th step or at least 6 step peak. Also does anybody have a pic of what the sword might look like.

  • Alex Drake

    LHC with the backhanded humility. Telling them to shove their compromise where the sun don’t shine if he actually fails.

  • Majk

    I really feel like these guys have it backwards. Sure the blade is very important to the temple but do they really think that after putting his everything into making this sword Ye Wushang would wish for it to be put in some locked for people to watch or even worse sealed away in some dark gloomy place?

    The sword choose a master stop bitching about it and think a bit about how your oh so beloved Commander Ye would react to this instead of being disgraceful.

    Seriosly to them this isen’t even a bet they don’t belive that LHC can do this. Since they can’t take it by force they want to do it with a trick.

    I know that I am extravasating but I just have a genuine dislike towards people who act like them. Especially with the whole arrogant part. Like they are not being arrogant when they act like the sword belongs to them. If LHC would have wanted then he could have not done them the favor of showing himself and they could do jack about it.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Yeah i understand your annoyance. I also share a lot of it. Why is it so much better to treat this amazing sword as a show piece. Let it truly shine in the world and regain its former splendor. It has spent hundreds of years not being used. Why add to that? O.o. They really need to get their priorities straight.

      To be fair on the instilling the Sword Intent it was admittedly LHC who brought it up first. It would of been worse if they were like ‘leave the sword intent or the sword’. Then it would truly be some amazing strong arming. In that case I would call for some people to go kick the crap out of the Warrior temple for being ass holes. LHC has the heads of the Knight Temple and Assassin Temple willing to back him up. That butt whooping would be amazing to watch.

      I still agree though they really should consider what Commander Ye would have wanted, and hell what the sword itself wants. It feels like they are putting their feelings before Commander Ye’s. He even died to show humanity it should continue to strive forward. I feel like it wouldn’t be honoring that message to lock his sword away from the front lines and leave it in a display case. Especially now that it has such an amazing Master.

    • Athanos

      Seconded! Also, their priorities and arguments aside, LHC is the rightful owner of the sword. Not only did the sword choose him as its owner, but he also bought it from Ye Weiyang in the auction. In other words, the Warrior temple–and even reincarnated Ye Wushang (in case something like that can happen)–can no longer claim any right to the sword. They auctioned the sword, so now they have to live with the consequences.

      They should be celebrating that the LHC is at least letting them see the sword, and they should be ecstatic that he’s also willing to imbue their hero’s statue with the sword intent. If it weren’t for the other two items on LHC’s agenda for the Warrior temple, I should hope that LHC would depart right after his offer of imbuing sword-intent was rejected by the auxiliary head.

  • Evilage

    Oh thank you sponsors, if i had tk wait for more chapters to come out i’d probably die from waiting(i mean like each and every single novel i read is currently in a cliff)

    Anyhow, i somehow want a really strong people to suddenly appear and beat the crap out of these temple heads, you currently are at war with a powerful enemy and you don’t wish for strong weapons to be in the war. Yes they tried to give him a epic teir equipment, however aria sword would be more useful in a huge battle.for example almost all warrior look up to ancestor ye, what if in a huge battle they find out that there is a knight slaugthering the enemies using that same blade used by him? I’m pretty sure their mortivation would go up.warrior temple dumb or what?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I also think I would fall off those cliffs to my death as well if I am forced to wait, hehe.

      Some of the internal politics for the Human Temples seem a bit stupid after a while. I mean yeah the sword is important, but wouldn’t ancestor Ye want the sword to be used. Also from what we know thus far it only chooses one owner at a time. You going to wait for LHC to die before letting the sword go out and fight again, O.o. Its already slept for over two hundred years. Considering LHC is almost guaranteed to live to see ninth step. That would be adding another three hundred that it has to gather dust…. O.o. Suck it up and be happy you idiots!

      • Evilage

        Who knows since the last samsara battled and died against the DGE just after reaching the 9th step and the fact that there wasn’t any other people with Innate Talent higher than 90, we do not know their limits. Since Cai’er has a whole 9 point difference from the previous one her training time would be shorter and if allowed i think both of them(or atleast LHC) would go into the 10th step to rival the DGE.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          To be fair she had 2 more innate points to start with. After she fused with the Stove of Samsara she got to 100. So I would assume that the previous Scion of Samsara also had his innate spiritual energy boosted to some degree after the fusion.

          I do definitely see LHC hitting 10th step and potentially Cai’er. For Cai’er though I think first she will need her awakening as a God’s Chosen before she can hit that point.

    • Marko Bandur

      I think the problem is about the knight age, lhc is reallytoo young, we know is age, but the other temples think is also older(around 20-24), so they cant put enough trust on a kid for this matter
      Thats why they prefer to keep the sword, at least for now, i think

      Then we know lhc is probably the best owner for this kind of sword but we cnt blame the warrior tample to be that careful, and thats why theyre checking the capability of this individual (LHC)

  • Anto Wibowo

    Old fools.
    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Psyside

    I think that LHC will put the intent in and they will still give him the epic gear….

    • Baem LN

      That would be good in one side and bad in another side. He will be getting an Epc Tier weapon is a blessing of highest kind but he won’t be able to use it effectively before reaching 8th step I think.

      He can probably upgrade Aria into an Epic Tier weapon which is far better than getting one since he has familiarize himself with Aria and he will shove Aria into DGE’s head and says, “Still remember this sword? Karma’s a bitch!!!”, kind of that.

  • Psyside

    I think that LHC will put the intent in and they will still give him the epic gear….

  • ZaX

    Can’t appease everyone. Thanks for the chapter

  • Erebus

    Thanks muchly!