Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 382

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 382: Sword Intent and Secrets (III)

In the morning, the Yue Ye Merchant Group slowly left the Southeastern Fort, and headed towards the demon territory. After obtaining the directives from the Warrior Temple, the inspection on the road became a lot more relaxed.

Long Haochen and his comrades were seated in a cart in the middle of the caravan.

Finally returning to the demon territory, their mission started anew. But their frame of mind when facing demons was now totally different. If during their last trip, they could be described as apprehensive or excited, now they were a lot more steady, and gained the self-confidence they didn’t have before.

The Yue Ye Caravan was rich and imposing, and the cart in which Long Haochen’s group resided looked the same as the one Yue Ye rode in, the first time they followed the caravan to the demon territory.

The interior was spacious and warm. It even contained a table and a food storage inside, stocked with great quantities of food.

Opening the window curtains, Long Haochen looked outside. Dawn came, and they exited the Southeastern Fort. Outside, the sky gradually lit up, though the weather wasn’t so good, and it was drizzling.

From the Eternal Melody, Long Haochen retrieved a map made of sheepskin, and spread it on the equally shared table.

This map contained densely packed annotations and descriptions of all the circumstances in every demon province, the various demon clans residing in every province, as well as the locations of the demon gods. In all certainty, the officials from the Temple Alliance wouldn’t have such a detailed map.

This map was naturally obtained from Yue Ye, who gave it under the condition that Long Haochen wouldn’t hand this map to the Alliance.

Long Haochen pointed to a town in Nareiks Province on the map, “This is the capital of Nareiks Province, and the place where the Birdy Demons are stationed. It’s where our first mission will need to be completed. Approximately in the evening, the Yue Ye Caravan will reach the demon camp, if everything goes without a hitch. Tomorrow in the afternoon, the caravan will pass through Naduo City, the capital of the Nareiks Province. Since the incident, when the Yue Ye Caravan was ambushed the last time, the check of the demons in the Yue Ye Merchant Group became a lot more relaxed. We should take this chance to go find and kill five Golden Birdy Demons and complete our first mission in Naduo City, before following the merchant group penetrating further inside the demon territory.”

Wang Yuanyuan asked, “Captain, if we assassinate the Golden Birdy Demons after reaching Naduo City, wouldn’t the merchant group become suspect? According to the map, there should be a demon god watching the city.”

Long Haochen nodded, “It will be bound to look suspect. However, even so, they wouldn’t dare search the merchant group. And even if they search it, would they even find us?” Right at this moment, he couldn’t help but reveal a smile.

Wang Yuanyuan immediately had a flash of realisation and nodded in response. The others also had smiles on their faces. That’s right! Spotting Long Haochen’s group wouldn’t be an easy task.

Why was it that Long Haochen dared accepting sixteen missions, even including a challenging mission demanding to kill the 72nd demon god? The confidence in their strength aside, it was also because they had a survival method other Demon Hunt Squads didn’t have, and that was the Tower of Eternity. When encountering strong enemies, they were easily able to avoid crossing their path.

With a flicker of light, Long Haochen’s look became ice-cold, “Okay, now the first plan is settled. I will ask for the help of the people from the Yue Ye Merchant Group to make a stop at a certain location in the Golden Birdy Demons territory. To complete the assassination as fast as possible, we will have to act separately. Cai’er and I will both take out one Golden Birdy Demon each. Lin Xin, you are forming a team with Han Yu. You will use the Spiritual Stove of Blue Fire Phoenix to kill one Golden Birdy Demon while Han Yu will be providing support for you. And Yuanyuan, Sima Xian, you two will handle one Golden Birdy Demon each, with Chen Ying’er supporting you.”

“Yes.” Everyone accepted boisterously, showing excited expressions.

After staying in seclusion for a year, they felt eager for action, and welcomed the chance to kill demons. And by facing so many of the Golden Birdy Demons in individual battles, they would all be able to test their progress. This was the first time they didn’t have doubts when facing this kind of strong creatures, which proved their confidence.

The process of entering the demon territory went without a hitch. Exactly as Long Haochen said, the Yue Ye Merchant Group was treated a lot better than in the Temple Alliance upon reaching the demon territory. Many of the demons knew already about Yue Ye’s relationship to the crown prince of the Devil Dragons, the sole successor of the Demon God Emperor, so who would dare inspect their caravan? This was to say nothing about the lesson the three demon gods that had assembled an army against the Yue Ye Merchant Group had been taught. As a result, now no matter where the merchant group went, they were unimpeded.

This was also the reason why Long Haochen regarded the Yue Ye Merchant Group so highly. With this protective cover, they would be saved a lot of troubles. More importantly, the Yue Ye Merchant Group would provide them with a lot of information. At first glance, many of the sixteen missions looked very challenging, but with the help of the Yue Ye Merchant Group, their troubles were at least lessened by a third, which at the same time reduced the degree of danger.

After smoothly passing the demon checkpoint, in the morning of the following day, the merchant group was already deep in the Nareiks Province, and exactly as Long Haochen estimated, they reached the capital of the Nareiks Province, Naduo City by mid-day. The merchant group temporarily rested here for an hour, before continuing their journey.

To a group of freelance merchants like the Yue Ye Merchant Group, the process of trading wouldn’t lead them to stop at inns, as it would add up a lot to the expenses while reducing their efficiency. Thus, they carried tents in their carriages, making it so that they could rest wherever they stopped. Thus, after entering Naduo City, the pressing need was to replenish their supply of water and food, while providing Naduo City with goods for trading. This process took just one hour. Naduo City in itself was filled with some people from the Yue Ye Merchant Group, who made their preparations and were waiting for them long ago, to optimize their efficiency.

Very quickly, the Yue Ye Merchant Group started their actions in Naduo City, roughly taking half an hour of time. While the merchant group handled their matters, they discreetly handed a ball of paper to Long Haochen’s group residing in their carriage.

Long Haochen opened the ball of paper, finding a simple map of Naduo City, with five red dots marked on it.

Long Haochen unfolded the map and had the whole group memorize it.and everyone quietly got off, heading in different directions.

The manager was the person in charge of the Yue Ye Merchant Group on this trip, and one of Yue Ye’s confidants. Before coming here, Long Haochen asked him to investigate the whereabouts of the Golden Birdy Demons, which he arranged to be prepared in advance. Thus, they immediately got the specific positions of the five Golden Birdy Demons right after entering the demon territory.

This manager Yue Ye chose was originally a human spy placed in the Yue Ye Merchant Group, thus, they didn’t fear encountering problems. Of course, he only knew vaguely about the identities of Long Haochen’s group as Demon Hunters, but he didn’t know clearly which Demon Hunt Squad they were.

Long Haochen’s seven were clad almost identical: every one of them wore a cloak covering their whole body and a hat, concealing their appearance.

These disguises were not rarely seen in the demon territory. On the contrary, they were quite common, because the demon environment would get afflicted by sandstorms a lot more often than the Temple Alliance.

High class demons often chose to clad themselves in those long cloaks. In the meantime, everyone in Long Haochen’s group used the imitation of the Moon Demons’ eyes to turn their own eyes purple.

While preparing their course of actions, Long Haochen’s preparations were ingenious. Cai’er and he would cover opposite directions, while the other three targets were in the center. This way, in case some trouble arose, they would immediately be able to come to their comrades’ rescue. With the existence of the Soul Linking Chains, if one would sustain powerful attacks, they would naturally sense it.

Long Haochen advanced at great speed. This was the first scattered operation of their group, so he was still secretly worried. Completing their own task before providing support to the others was the must-do for Cai’er and him.

Following the map, Long Haochen headed eastwards.

Although Naduo City was the capital of the Nareiks Province, it was not very large, and on the streets, the large majority of the passerbies were demons. Of course, ordinary low rank demons like Dual Blade Demons weren’t permitted to enter the city. When seeing the clothes of Long Haochen’s group and their human-shaped appearances, they kept far away from them, and fundamentally didn’t dare approach.

The reason was simple: only high grade demons would be human shaped, and able to dress the way Long Haochen did. And furthermore, demons’ senses would be most usually sharper than humans’. Although they couldn’t guess Long Haochen’s attributes, they faintly sensed that he was dangerous from him, making them subconsciously unwilling to get close to him.

Very quickly, Long Haochen found his own target.

The place was a simple and crude restaurant, with the signboard outside already crooked. Although demons occupied most areas of Shengmo Dalu, humans left a very deep influence on them, especially regarding human food, of which demons were very fond. The higher the rank of a demon, the more he would indulge in the pleasure of human beverages and food.

Thus, human treatment changed completely compared to the time demons first came to Shengmo Dalu at the beginning of the dark era six thousand years ago. Even the humans from the Temple Alliance who they were able to capture would be treated well, but of course, this was on the premise that these humans would pledge their allegiance. If a cook was seized, some demon nobles would actually appear personally to try to win him over.

Nareiks Province was close to the border, but was extremely impoverished. Otherwise, last time, the three demon gods wouldn’t have dared go against the rules by dispatching an army to ambush the Yue Ye Merchant Group. In this place, even a small restaurant would be a place only powerful demons would be qualified to enter.

For instance, even in front of such a worn out restaurant, four stark black traces were left on the signboard. This signified that only demons of the fourth step or above would be qualified to enter, and that was a symbol of the classes.

Long Haochen slowly walked into the restaurant. Sweeping his eyes over the small room, he found his target in a glance.

A Golden Birdy Demon was seated there, eating and drinking in the best seat of the restaurant. He had four dishes and a pitcher of wine in front of him. From this alone, one could see his high status and wealth.

Because it was in the afternoon, the interior of the dining room was quite full, mostly with demons at the fourth and fifth step. The only one at the sixth step was this Golden Birdy Demon. And his golden skin made him quite conspicuous.

  • Ragnarok

    Lmao omg jokes

  • Afiat Atmaja

    “haochen, actually.. I AM YOUR FATHER! I rape ur mom in the past!”

    • Vishnu Kumar


    • ardent_wombat

      I always wondered if maybe his mom is half.

  • Nykila

    I call dips on that he is a half demon/ half human and related by blood with the demon god emperor.

    • gobind singh

      same, been thinking about that since he met the demon god emperor, dude was too freaked out by his ppearance

      • idea

        LHC is just too fabulous even the demon god emperor can’t handle it

    • Evilage

      I pretty much discussed this theory last chapter -.-

      • Luke Confidential

        Old theory is old, but good. I look forward to hopefully seeing it proven true.

      • Nykila

        Sorry did not read many comments and just recently came to this part of the story. but still i will stick with this theory 😉

    • Robin

      Half seems to be pretty impossible ’cause of his heavy light attribute. We have already seen that Yue Ye has trouble with it and she is a half. But a fourth could be possible, since we never met one so far.

      • Nykila

        I think half is not totally impossible i mean Haoyue was also a darkness attribute mount and he got forcibly changed to light. And because the father is a divine knight his light attribute is not low so his genes could have forced the change. Also his mother was weak/sickly so maybe she got effected by his light attribute to much during pregnancy. And the fact the demon god emperor seems to recognize him by looks and not by attribute during his stay in the demon capital. Could mean he knew his mother because he got his looks from her.

        Anyway on these things i base my theory so still think half is possible, but with a fourth i can also live with 🙂

        • Robin

          We discussed this possibility a lot when Haochen appeared as a maid in front of the DGE and the similarity was pointed out. Especially the theory of Xingyu using his light element on her, which resulted in her weakness was mentioned. Also the possibility that Haochen’s light attribute possibly affected her during the pregnancy, because it is even stronger than that of his father.
          I agree that it is not absolutely impossible that he is a half, but think about this: If he was a half, his mother would be a truebred demon, and that i don’t believe. She wouldn’t only be avoided or lightly mistreated in that case, but surely chased. Also, it would surely raise more than a little discontent if one of the human heroes married a purebred demon. And that the possible demon part comes from his mysterious mother seems to be clear. 😉
          It makes more sense if she was a half demon. The light element would still affect and weaken her, but she could pass more easily as human, like Yue Ye. In that case, Haochen would be a quarter, which makes more sense in my book. It could even be the key for his unnatural strength and beauty.

  • – What? (Haochen)
    – Like you I’m Bi.. (Temple Head)

  • felix

    I suppose an actual preview would spoil too much?

  • kinka


  • Majk

    Suddenly Long Haochen realized that there was the smell of incense in the room. His body was getting hotter and hotter.
    Qiu Yonghao sat down next to him and put his hand on Haochens thigh.


    Qiu Yonghao has no clue what is going on but he noticed that Haochen started shaking.

    Then the door to office gets broken by the dead body of the auxiliary head.

    As the dust settles Cai’Er enters the room and says: Touch him and you will lose more than your life.

    • Evilage

      The fact that you wrote incense just reminds me of MGA ^.^

      • Majk

        Thank god for the edit button 😛

        • Evilage

          I did notice it but chose to ignkre jt since i make more mistakes 😐

    • Greg Skillman

      I salute you sir.

    • Stephen_H

      I laughed at this, well it wouldn’t be the first time she beat some man over her man!

  • Evilage

    Is this the truth? I mean is this an actual spoiler?
    You know what dont tell me

    • Lukas

      remember is beging of story we learned that his mother was bullied… father families was against two being together

      • Robin

        Yep, there have been many theories in this direction. But you can’t simply state something like that as if it was a proven fact. This is called spoiling and not tolerated.

        • Evilage

          I’ll choose to ignore all this, its only making me confused 😐

          • Robin

            Nothing is confirmed yet. Just take it as a theory where Lukas forgot to insert “I guess”.
            I raised the theory last chap that she could be his daughter anyway. It is nothing new, but also nothing sure.

  • Evilage

    Maybe he will tell him about the IT of LHC?
    Maybe the truth about LHC parents “sadness”?
    Maybe LHC is actually gay?
    Maybe cai’er is the temple heads fiance?
    Maybe that person is a divine throne owner?

    • Robin

      Maybe you think too much. 😛

      • Evilage

        Maybe not :>

    • Queen8888

      i dont like any of them change them all plssssssssssssss

      • Evilage

        This is the first time this happened :’

        • Queen8888

          i dont mean it as a bad thing. lol

    • idea

      maybe there is a secret to the aria of light that makes it 5 times as awesome and 20 times as shiny

  • Robin

    We don’t know this yet. Please refrain from statements without basis in the already released chapters.

  • Stephen_H

    BTW Chapter 99 of the manhau is out in English, Yating first appearance 🙂

    • Psyside

      I know shes adorable

  • Psyside

    Omg TOTO NO FAIR!!!

    • Stephen_H

      I am starting to think Toto enjoys playing on our emotions

      • Robin

        Nooooo, what makes you think like this? 😉

  • Matt

    Toto, I will hate you forever for this cliffhanger.

    • Evilage

      Clearly you were not present for the selection arc’s end big cliffhanger, i still remember the suspense. And that was a year back(or was it two years?)

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I still found the one where we found out the title was Glorious Maid LHC and then we stopped in that arc. Now that was torture.

  • Groundmast

    OMG!!!! Y u dooo dissss!!! XD

  • Parabellum

    I bet it has something to to with the nekromancer and elux

  • Evan Maulana

    thank you

  • Apotheos

    noooooooo cliffhanger for days. thanks though

  • actually seems solved. How great, sorry about this fake alert!

  • felix

    This is still “Sword Intent and Secrets” o.O that’s strange

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro and Frederico!

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Anto Wibowo

    Will he kill him in the open..
    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Alexandre Leguillon

    hummm it seems out of place… why this abrupt change from 381 to 382??!!!! There is a break in the pace there… :/

    • Shelick

      he updated the wrong chapter :V

      • Robin

        No, it seems to be a big tease of the author.

  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro and sponsor Frederico S for his patronage 🙂

  • Jonathan Hurd

    “Because it was in the afternoon, the interior of the dining room was quite full, mostly with demons at the fourth and fifth step. The only one at the sixth step was this Golden Birdy Demon. And his golden skin made him quite conspicuous.”

    Correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t Golden Birdy Demons 7th step? The Grand Birdy demons were the 6th step version of Birdy demons if I remember the last time they set off. That last time I also believe that they said the Golden Birdy Demon was one of the three 7th step leaders in the assault.

    • Luke Confidential

      You might have that backwards, don’t have the time to go back and check.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        “A Golden Birdy Demon Among the entire Birdy Demons’ clan, there would only be three of them at most, and each of them was a clan leader. This Golden Birdy Demon didn’t seem to possess the strength of the eighth step, but was at least at the peak of the seventh step. Spraying out lightning, its body was filled with overbearing power.”

        Ch: 225

        “they were still six authentic Grand Birdy Demons of the sixth step! ”

        Ch: 224

        So I’m guessing that the Golden Birdy Demons cultivation can vary. I was under the impression that they evolved in order, but it might be different like how we saw the variations of the Dual Bladed demons.

  • HornyKorn

    thanks for the chapter

  • ZaX

    Shiny Pokemon found!! Thanks for the chapter

  • Dantalian

    i just lately noticed this, but could it be that tang jian shiao used solomon’s 72 pillars of demons as a reference? it did fit as there are a total of 72 demon gods and each possesses their own demon god pillars.

  • Dantalian

    i just lately noticed this, but could it be that tang jian shiao used solomon’s 72 pillars of demons as a reference? it did fit as there are a total of 72 demon gods and each possesses their own demon god pillars.

    • hargs sgrah

      yes, others noticed it from the beginning though.

  • Erebus

    but, but secret!…


  • Erebus

    but, but secret!…