Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 380: Sword Intent and Secrets (I)
Yating actually didn’t care about letting others see her, and just like Haoyue, right after appearing, she immediately started the chant of an incantation. A dense golden radiance instantly spread out from her, directed in Long Haochen’s direction.
Long Haochen raised his head, gazing at the Aria of the Goddess of Light in his hand. However, he didn’t chant any incantations and concentrated all his attention on the divine sword.
The massive sword intent radiated by the Aria of the Goddess of Light was slowly withdrawn under their gazes, vanishing into the sword. But with each portion that vanished, the look of the Aria of the Goddess of Light changed, shifting from a brilliant golden color to dark gold.
Long Haochen’s eyes gleamed electrified, and he seemed to be forming a single entity with the divine sword. It appeared as if the Aria of the Goddess of Light gained sharpness, and he felt as if the blade was a part of himself.
The tyrannical sword intent kept increasing without pause, and the golden color from Long Haochen’s body looked more and more rich and powerful. In this state, he seemed to have returned to those hills in the Illusory Paradise, but this time, he was not only filled with comprehension, but also with a disdainful pride. Even in front of a powerhouse of the ninth step, he wouldn’t cower.
Haoyue and Yating poured spiritual energy into Long Haochen. Haoyue was using his well-mastered light elemental Spiritual Boosting, but this time, Little Light wasn’t the only one using it. The other three heads converted their own elements entirely into light, and assisted Long Haochen with their full strength.
Yating was using the spell Brilliant World in its simplest form, but her Brilliant World was already over three times more effective than ordinary ones. And all this light elemental spiritual energy went through her purification.
Without exaggeration, the fact Long Haochen couldn’t increase his total spiritual energy in battle aside, his battle strength right now matched at least powerhouses totalling 20,000 units of spiritual energy. Yating and Haoyue’s supportive abilities could only be described as extraordinary.
Finally, the Aria of the Goddess of Light completely turned dark golden, and even his body changed color. This feeling wasn’t strange, but incomparably great. His overflowing sword intent was even felt outside the Warrior Temple. It was as if this strike could split heaven and earth.
Right at that time, Long Haochen moved. Launching his left foot forward, he brazenly struck with the heavy sword in his hand.
It was simple and direct, and didn’t have any embellishment.
Holyfied[ref]most likely, reinforced by Holy Sword[/ref] Asura Strike.
Although Long Haochen didn’t use Storing Power at the time of launching that blow, his sword intent, close to a condensed shape, was frantically exerted in the air, without producing any sound nor leaking any spiritual energy.
Only seeing this dark golden flash of light, everyone felt the incomparably sharp sword intent causing cracking sounds in the very decorated Warrior Temple hall. The powerhouses of the Warrior Temple had no choice but to urge their spiritual energy into a body armor. And all it took to armor themselves instinctively was the mere sensing of this sword intent. What if they would really face this attack?
Qiu Yonghao’s expression changed this time for real, because he unexpectedly found out that if the one facing this blow was himself, even though he could defeat Long Haochen, he didn’t have the certainty to stay unscathed.
This child’s cultivation was not yet at the seventh step! And Qiu Yonghao was a veteran powerhouse at the ninth step.
However, to everyone’s surprise, that heavenly meteorite remained unaffected, and after launching this strike, Long Haochen stumbled heavily. Yating was the one supporting him from behind, to prevent him from falling down.
A soft golden radiance kept being released from Yating’s body to heal Long Haochen, and Haoyue’s four heads slowly rose, their eyes turning purple.
On Long Haochen’s forehead, nine lines of a purple pattern appeared. The only difference from the past was that after his awakening as a god’s chosen one, the color became purple-gold.
Long Haochen was lightly shaken, and slowly stood up straight. The Aria of the Goddess of Light that returned to its usual golden color was absorbed back into his right hand.
After executing the strike right before, he actually temporarily fainted, and recovered with the help of the healing from Haoyue and Yating.
However, all of this was worth it. The strike right before clearly fused the comprehension he gained from watching the sculpture of Ye Wushang with his own level of sword intent into one. Without exaggeration, his current comprehension on sword intent now reached a very deep level, at least matching Ye Wushang at the time he was thirty.
None of the powerhouses from the Warrior Temple said anything, because they didn’t know what to say. Although they had just seen Long Haochen fail, the terrible sword intent they saw right before was just too powerful. The ones with the deepest feeling were Qiu Yonghao and that auxiliary head who had seen Ye Wushang in battle before. Right at that instant, they felt as if they were seeing Ye Wushang’s resurrection.
Just from feeling this sword intent, they all understood that Long Haochen was indeed qualified to wield the Aria of the Goddess of Light! They wouldn’t find another person of such kind even in the whole Warrior Temple.
“Haochen.” Qiu Yonghao stepped forward a bit, wanting to give a few words of consolation to this child. He was already thinking of whether it would be possible to convince the other higher-ups of the Warrior Temple to let this child become the master of this divine sword.
Long Haochen turned his head with a weak look, smiling with difficulty at Qiu Yonghao. He now felt weak to the extent of being unable to speak, and if not for the help from Haoyue and Yating, he would have fallen in a state of deep unconsciousness.
His consumption of spiritual energy from before was just too big. It wasn’t only about spiritual energy, but even included his own mental and physical power. By now, he felt too weak to even lift a single finger.
Of course, his condition kept improving by the minute with the coordinated help from Haoyue and Yating. A layer of deep purple light continued being released from Haoyue’s body. While Long Haochen absorbed this purple light, his physical power returned bit by bit, while Yating was offering him her purest light essence.
Qiu Yonghao let out a sigh, “Child, I have a suggestion. Although you failed, you still did more than enough. I understand that at least at the present time, you are the only one who can wield this divine sword. The Aria of the Goddess of Light really found a very good owner.
You are the son of Long Xingyu and the sole successor of the Knight Temple. This is something I shouldn’t be saying, but you should also understand that the Aria of the Goddess of Light is of too great importance to our Warrior Temple.
I cannot take out anything as precious as bargaining chip, except for my own position. If you are willing, you can become the head of the Warrior Temple. I will readily renounce my position and assist you with all my strength. You won’t need to keep doing missions with your Demon Hunt Squad, and as the head of the Warrior Temple, your cultivation will get the full backing of the Warrior Temple. I believe that in the near future, you will become a second Commander Ye.
While speaking these words, Qiu Yonghao felt quite enthusiastic. This decision wasn’t difficult to make, and was actually done in a split second, without discussing it with anyone. He believed that he had the ability to convince the others. His words weren’t praise, but came from the depths of his heart. That was indeed how excellent Long Haochen was.
As a powerhouse at the ninth step, Qiu Yonghao clearly saw that both his mount and his light fairy were beings out of reach to any ordinary person, and his dual pair of wings proved his boundless potential of strength in the future. Perhaps the current Long Haochen was only at the sixth step of cultivation, but Qiu Yonghao was absolutely sure that even a powerhouse of the seventh step couldn’t necessarily contend against him. Seeing that a young powerhouse with such prowess appear before him, he was entirely unable to suppress his own feelings of yearning.
However, Long Haochen had just too many unique and unmatched things. What more could he give him? What could be appealing enough for him to convince him to quit the Knight Temple and join the Warrior Temple instead? This way the Aria of the Goddess of Light would forever remain in the hands of the Warrior Temple.
In such a short time, all he could think of was his own position as the head of the Warrior Temple.
The Temple Alliance was formed of the Six Great Temples, and becoming head of one of them was akin to becoming one of the six great heads of the Temple Alliance.
This was already the ultimate honor and position for a human, that only the members of titled grade Demon Hunt Squads could match.
These words shocked everyone present.
Cries of alarm were heard from the mouths of every powerhouse of the Warrior Temple present. They absolutely didn’t expect such words to come from their Temple Head right now. And furthermore, given Qiu Yonghao’s position, and since he already spoke these words, he wouldn’t withdraw them, and in the whole Alliance, no one could possibly stop him. Of course, whether Long Haochen would really be able to sit in the position of the Warrior Temple’s head would still be decided by the unanimous agreement from the higher-ups. But Qiu Yonghao right now was at the absolute peak of the Warrior Temple. With his promise, Long Haochen would already be almost half-seated on the throne of the head of the Warrior Temple.
“Senior, you…” Long Haochen said in a weak voice.
Qiu Yonghao earnestly continued, “The words I just said won’t be changed, neither will they be cause for regret. As long as you are willing to sit in the position of the Warrior Temple’s head, it will be the start of a glorious period for my Warrior Temple. Although you are young now, you are bound make the Warrior Temple very proud in the future, even surpassing Commander Ye! Child, come, the door to the Warrior Temple is opened wide for you. In the future, you will get to fully control the Warrior Temple.”
Qiu Yonghao’s words were undoubtedly full of appeal. It could be said that over the thousand years of history of the Temple Alliance, it was the first time such a situation appeared. And Qiu Yonghao still didn’t know the real age of Long Haochen. A sixteen years old youth sitting at an important position such as Temple Head was simply an unprecedented event.