Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 388


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 388: Long Haochen at his most powerful state (II)

No matter for whom, this feeling would be extremely painful. The Jacques Chief roared and abruptly pointed his spear downwards. Immediately, vortexes of darkness kept surging out. His inwardly thought were: Let me see how you’ll escape from this.

In front of this kind of omnidirectional attack, Long Haochen was unable to dodge completely. But right at this moment, his body suddenly halted in midair. Grasping the Aria of the Goddess of Light with both hands, he chopped downwards. The dark golden sword emitted a glowing white light, and right at that instant, Long Haochen’s two hands turned a transparent golden color.

In a flash of golden light, a black glow spread, smoothly wrapping Long Haochen’s body in it. Right at this moment, Haoyue’s immense figure appeared behind him.

Not only that, but with a limpid dragon chant and a golden glint of light, that figure clashed against the Aria of the Goddess of light.

It was Haoyue that appeared suddenly under him, and his figure, which hovered at ten meters height, kept rushing forward, carrying a threatening aura. Meanwhile, both him and Long Haochen had their whole body surrounded by purple light, especially their eyes. That bewitching purple color caused even the Jacques Chef of the eighth step to shake at its sight.

While Long Haochen’s body was shaking severely, the strong purple glow filled him, and the mysterious power from an ancient beast erupted from his body.

The Jacques Chief felt his demeanor being shaken. He found himself unable to keep attacking even with his cultivation at the eighth step and even drew a few steps back, filled with shock. Right then, the six Jacques Officers that were charging along with him felt their whole bodies going stiff.

A black figure appeared at their backs, and one black line after another pierced them, conveniently taking their lives. This was the act of Cai’er who arrived just at the right time.

Some rapid changes appeared on Long Haochen’s body, his whole Glorious Holy Armor turned purple. Not only that, but earth-shattering variations occurred with his armor at the same time. The originally very concise plate armor gained gorgeous features, the shoulder plates expanded like dragon wings, while the back of the plate armor gained some sort of scales. Layers upon layers of thorns continuously emerged from his armor, forming elegant designs, close to the advanced fairy style or the relicts of some antique tribes from the past.

The most distinct feature appeared on Long Haochen’s chest. Nine purple lines extended from there, enveloping his shoulders, chest and a large area of his front armor. One could faintly see that at the end of the nine purple lines were nine purple balls of light, appearing the same as nine faces, radiating a tyrannical and bewitching aura.

On Long Haochen’s forehead, the purple golden glint became incomparably bright, and his black hair turned purple. His originally handsome face lost its pure and holy look to gain charisma. Even the divine sword Aria of the Goddess of Light was shining in his hand, immersed in a deep purple color.

This was the fusion between Long Haochen and Haoyue, but compared to the last time, earth-shattering changes appeared.

If the last time, their fusion could be called a semi-finished product, it could be said to have become complete this time thanks to the increase of Long Haochen’s strength. The aura spreading from Long Hoachen’s body was a lot stronger than in the past.

His armor turned purple, but the spiritual energy emanating from his body was still golden. The combination turned the spiritual energy exuded by him a magnificent purple gold.

The change wasn’t only on his body, but also on the Aria of the Goddess of Light in his hand. It appeared that Yating entered the divine sword.

Soul Ignition. This ability belonged to both Long Haochen and Yating and was revived with Long Haochen’s awakening as a god’s chosen. Yating’s Soul Ignition was like supportive equipment, while Long Haochen’s Soul Ignition affected his own body.

At this moment, right when Yating fused with the Aria of the Goddess of Light, the terrible might of this divine sword emerged, contrary to the Bright Vengeance that was unable to bear Yating’s Soul Ignition.

An overwhelming terrible sword intent burst out from Long Haochen’s body, and immediately, a gaudy purple golden color surrounded Long Haochen.

Right at this moment, Long Haochen entered his most powerful battle state, making use of a double Soul Ignition after his fusion with Haoyue.

To say nothing of the enemy, even his comrades felt terror at this moment, because even they were unable to sense the level Long Haochen’s strength now reached.

Having gained a purple golden color, his four wings abruptly flapped, and like that, Long Haochen rushed at the Jacques Chief like a purple meteor. In his series of probing attacks, he found out that this Jacques Chief still had a gap in cultivation compared to that young Moon Demon.

After entering his most powerful state, it really became possible for him to kill this enemy with the help from his comrades.

Bang!

Long Haochen attacked the Jacques Chief by meeting force with force for the first time.

The Aria of the Goddess of Light fiercely struck against the pitch-black spear of the Jacques Chief, and both sides were simultaneously repelled, with no one holding the advantage. In other words, Long Haochen’s current attack strength and physical strength were on par with a Jacques Chief of the eighth step.

Lowering his head to give a glance to his own spear, the Jacques Chief abruptly noticed that the thickest central part of his spear was unexpectedly split in two. And to his shock, there was a deep gash from his right shoulder to his left rib, which pierced his scales pierced and caused strong bleeding. And moreover, an extremely strange energy was flowing inside. No matter how he urged his spiritual energy, he found himself unable to scatter it in any way.

That was not simply light spiritual energy anymore, but it also carried a terrifying presence filled with a devastatingly destructive power.

What wounded the Jacques Chief was of course not Long Haochen’s heavy sword, but the sword intent coming from the Aria of the Goddess of Light infused with Long Haochen and Haoyue’s powers.

When the divine sword regained a soul, its might reached the Epic Tier, even surpassing the Legendary Tier. As a piece of Epic Tier Equipment, it could undoubtedly change the outcome of a war. If Long Haochen wasn’t in a fused state with Haoyue, even while letting Yating fuse with the Aria of the Goddess of Light, he wouldn’t be able to wield its power.

“Go to hell!” Long Haochen gave a shout and stepped forward, launching an Asura Thrust.

With a drizzling purple golden color, some bizarre warped gloss appeared in the air, and the strong purple golden light seemed to engulf the whole surroundings in an instant.

Bang!

The spear broke and the enemy was sent flying. Although the Jacques Chief spared no effort to resist, the Aria of the Goddess of Light was just too terrifying after reaching the Epic Tier. The terrifying destructive power and the sword intent that seemed to pierce through the heavens destroyed his weapon almost instantly, and struck his body directly.

At the crucial moment of danger, the Jacques chief still had time to bend his head, avoiding a wound to his head, but half of his body was cut with this blow. Including the shoulder, left arm and a large part of the ribcage, his left side was sent flying upwards, while the two hoofs on his right side burst from the explosion of purple golden light.

A massive golden ball also covered the sky right at this time, inflicting a perfect cut to the falling body of the Jacques Chief. The three destructive abilities Crush, Smash and Absorption burst out at that time.

Pitifully, the strong and brutal Jacques Chief was ripped to pieces like that, not even leaving a corpse.

However, after this strike, Long Haochen was unable to maintain this state. With a flash, Haoyue’s massive body separated from his. Being terribly pale, Long Haochen gasped for air.

In his most powerful state, Long Haochen was actually at the threshold of the eighth step. Nonetheless, he could only preserve this state for a very short time. Afterwards, he was extremely weakened Especially after the use from Soul Ignition, he needed at least three or four days of rest to recover entirely, despite the improvement of his cultivation level and his understanding of Soul Ignition compared to the last time.

Yating also separated from the Aria of the Goddess of Light.The purple golden color on the divine sword had already disappeared. Yating looked really out of energy, and directly disappeared into Long Haochen’s chest.

At this moment, the members from the 64th commander grade Demon Hunt Squad stopped moving, gathering at a very fast speed. Then, a dazzling pure golden colored barrier enveloped everyone, including the curled up Haoyue. In this barrier of five meters in diameter, everyone was affected by this pure golden radiance.

The ability Blessing of Light from Han Yu’s Spiritual Stove of Light Blessings was launched.

Everyone affected by the heavy and multi-elemental energy recovered from their consumption at a fast pace. And that carefree and revitalizing feeling relaxed everyone’s breathing greatly.

The Spiritual Stove of Light Blessings had great utility. Bathed in that pure golden light, except for the weakened Long Haochen, everyone returned to their peak state in a very short time, even recovering from their physical exhaustion.

On the other side, although still resisting, the king grade Demon Hunt Squad was still in a very difficult situation, and this became all the more true after the Jacques Chief was killed by Long Haochen. The Jacques Demons became frantic, and launched attacks without any restraint. After seeing his comrade get killed, even the second Jacques Chief of the eighth step wasn’t filled with fury, but with fear.

That was a fact! From the time the Jacques Chief attacked to his death, the whole fight had only lasted several seconds. The counterpart killed was a powerhouse at the eighth step, so they could naturally kill a second one. These humans who came later were visibly even more powerful than the ones they chased.


  • Belkar

    Thank you!

  • Alex Drake

    These demons aren’t very smart

    • JBJHova

      I don’t think it is simply about the demons not being very smart. Most of the demon continent has check points throughout which limit the strength of people crossing to the 5th step. Most of the powerful demon tribes travel throughout their own lands completely unchecked. For a powerful demon tribe of 1000 two challenge to teams consisting of 6 and 7 people is an easy decision to make. They just happened to run into an unreasonably powerful team.

      Thank you very much for the chapter.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        To be fair the risks and rewards of the decision to chase the King Grade DHS are pretty in favor of rewards. They already had the King Squad on the ropes. If they kill them that is 6 powerhouses of the 7th step the humans no longer have.

        Even if another team came along the chances of losing an 8th stepper is pretty darn small. Honestly if it wasn’t LHC’s team or an Emperor Grade Team I don’t think anyone else could of dealt that amount of damage to an 8th stepper so quickly.

        So I mean the rewards are pretty amazing and the risks are pretty small. The choice to chase was the right one. The problem is they got amazingly unlucky with who happened along. There is a giant difference between killing some 6th steppers and swiftly killing an 8th stepper. No one could predict they would be that strong not even LHC.

        • Luke Confidential

          Don’t forget how common it is to have one or two members reach the next step long before promotion. A King Grade squad very easily could have a few 8th steppers of its own, filled with 7th steppers to deal with the Officers.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            True. I think the big thing that led the 8th steppers to continuing the pursuit is that they could sense LHC and his team were only at the 6th step. If they had seen a group of fresh 7th stepper’s and a 8th step or two mixed in I think they would of probably cut their losses.

            Who the hell can prepare for LHC + Hao Yue fusion. Add to that LHC possessing an Epic Tier piece of equipment and being a Gods Chosen. He is probably more dangerous than quite a few of the people already at the 8th step.

    • TheDOGEmaster

      yeh I would effing bolt…and live to fight another day…

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • felix

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Marko Bandur

    That preview is soo fun hahahahaha
    Competing, wealth vs food xD

    • RyokoZero

      Greed vs gluttony

  • Psyside

    OMG THEY FUCKING FUSED!!!!! GG

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I like to think of this as a sneak preview of where LHC and Hao Yue’s current fusion is at. LHC could still activate sacrifice to up the damage even more. This also showed that LHC almost single handedly killed a 8th step demon. Think of what he can achieve if we put a full use of the Spiritual Stove of Samsara in there too….

      • Psyside

        ye but woulda been better to save the reveal to be at demon god

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I don’t think they could afford to make LHC strong enough to be killing an 8th step without even using the fusion just yet…

          • Psyside

            Well he beat a 7th step like it was nothing alone… this way he has his whole team. Plus Caier got her stove

  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    You know I gotta say times like these make me really wish the darn Manhua would catch up so I can see a picture of LHC in dragon Armor….. Also a picture of the Aria of the Goddess of Light. Though I keep imagining it similar to the Ashbringer and it makes me happy.

  • ZaX

    Power of team my ass. That all him. Thanks for the chapter

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Just think about what that blow would be if they tried the Spiritual Conjoining pills when LHC is in that state, :D. Then it truly would be the power of the team, lol.

      • Lhouiegie Baluyot

        Imagine an attack with 50-70k worth(rough estimate of their collective ISE) of internal spiritual energy 😉 I wish he also had BRHL, wondering how he would wield both of this divine swords since he can only imbue one weapon with yating? BRHL for constriction? Then AGL for the Finishing blow i guess.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I really miss BRHL as well. The nice part as well for when it returns is that LHC is finally getting to a point where he could start bringing out its true potential just like the aria.

  • tsuki_hana

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    So now that we have confirmed Hao Yue is basically at the 6th step… Does the failure of his evolution mean he won’t end with 9 heads… I feel like he is still going to end at that number at the 9th step, but the process to get there might be a little strange.

    I also have to say I find it funny how LHC is now exhausted from the Fusion, but Hao Yue is pretty much completely okay afterwards. To me that means LHC is going to need to keep powering up if he is going to keep up with Hao Yue’s evolution strength. I am predicting in the future LHC is getting a second Spiritual Stove (technically third).

    I am going to guess that the Knight temple will reward him one after they beat the 72nd Demon God and if they can destroy the pillar. That seems like a minimum reward for doing something no one in the history of the Alliance has ever done, and dealing a permanent blow to the demons.

    • Athanos

      I suspect things are a bit different. We know that his current level of evolution was originally meant to yield only 1 new head–coming to a total of 4–, but the evolution got a boost and was on its way to yield 2 new heads instead when LHC awakened as the God’s Chosen One. However, he only managed a half-evolution because of the interruption, which should mean that he ended up exactly where he would be without LHC’s awakening.

      So there are some questions that occur, like: Was Hao Yue meant to end up with 9 heads with or without LHC awakening as the God’s Chosen One? Does LHC’s awakening play any role in the total number of evolutions / heads Hao Yue can have? Does the half-evolution situation impact the total number or merely delay the evolution process? etc.

      No idea about the Spiritual Stove as a reward, but it would have to be pretty awesome Spiritual Stove for LHC to risk absorbing it considering the immense merging backlash he would have to withstand at this point.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        To me it seemed like Hao Yue was prepared to get two heads even before LHC’S awakening. From the moment after Little Green was born there were new growths. When Hao Yue was 1st step and 3 step he only had one. The new heads also came out of them.

        LHC’S awakening definitely strengthened Hao Yue, but the biggest thing it did was trigger his evolution before he was completely ready. Hao Yue was trying to keep a low profile and fully digest the magic crystals energy then evolve. Problem was he started evolving before completing his digestion. That was why he was in such trouble. He was trying to evolve and digest at the same time. Sadly the digesting was slowing the evolution process and the evolution process acted as a beacon giving away his position to the undead.

        So to me it seems like at 6th step he was intended to have 5 heads. Now that the number is off I kind of wondering if he has to evolve to 7th step to get up to 5 or if he will have a mini evolution while remaining 6th step.

        For why I think 9 heads that mainly has to do with the contract mark. It started as a 9 points shape and each time Hao Yue got a head another point lit up. This latest chapter also says after LHC and Hao Yue’s fusion on LHC’S armor were inscribed 9 faces. So I think at least Hao Yue will have 9 heads.

        For the stove I think LHC with his body as a God’s chosen could easily handle having another one. I mainly feel he is going to need one before Hao Yue’s next evolution if he doesn’t want to completely fall behind Hao Yue.

        • Luke Confidential

          RE: Absorbing a Spiritual Stove

          The only Spiritual Stove he has is a freaking conscious one with its own mind and soul. So long as Yating doesn’t feel jealous of the new stove there’s no way in hell she’d backlash him over it.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair he wouldn’t be our LHC if he didn’t offer the stove first to Wang Yuanyuan. Though if the stove is a result of destroying a Demon God Pillar I think the entire team is receiving a stove from the temples bank.

        • Athanos

          We don’t really have to speculate on this, we do know for a fact that the original evolution was only meant to yield one new head. It was described in the story quite clearly that the secondary head was the triggered by LHC’s awakening.

          As for the Stove, I’d say that this time you’re definitely overestimating his abilities. Even if he could manage it (I don’t doubt that, that’s why I didn’t say anything like that), it would be an ordeal–three Stoves almost killed Cai’Er who may not have awakened yet, but who has the same IISP as LHC, and who has been better “prepared” by the ordeal associated with absorbing the Spiritual Stove of Samsara in the first place. And since absorbing a Stove gets more difficult / dangerous as the number increases, getting a mundane Stove would be a rather unwise decision because the next truly useful Stove would be all the more difficult to absorb.

          @lukeconfidential:disqus: What makes you think that Yating’s attitude has anything to do with the backlash generated by merging of Spiritual Stoves?

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I think your misunderstanding absorbing three stoves and fusing three stoves. Even LHC’s dad had three stoves and his dad is about 15 points behind LHC in Internal Spiritual Energy. LHC could easily handle that number. What almost killed Cai’er was the process of Fusing three stoves into one stove.

            Technically right now LHC has one stove in him. That is Yating. Also she is a fusion of two of the kindest stoves. So it should be pretty easy to add a few more stoves for LHC.

          • Athanos

            I know what almost killed Cai’Er but if they could avoid the merger, then some of them most likely would have or at least would have considered it; especially since LHC clearly wanted to retain the pull ability of his original Spiritual Stove.

            Do I understand it correctly that your argument why 6-7th Step LHC should be able to easily absorb 3 Spiritual Stoves is because his 9th Step dad has 3 Spiritual Stoves?

            Alright, let’s go with what you say, those two Stoves were among the kindest one could wish for and nothing else about the absorption and merger described by the story doesn’t matter. Even then, LHC had to put in some effort while absorbing and merging them despite his newly awakened condition. Also, despite merging, these are still technically two Spiritual Stoves in potency (one of them didn’t evaporate), so there is no reason to assume that the next Spiritual Stove’s absorption–and potential merger–is going to be any easier than merging 3 Spiritual Stoves.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Again I think you are misunderstanding some things. Just because you are higher step doesn’t mean you can absorb more stoves. They have specifically said it is linked to your Innate Spiritual Energy. LHC’s dad with 83 Innate Spiritual Energy could handle 3 stoves. LHC had 2 and is now down to one. Sure his body has a limit on the stoves he can absorb but that is definitely not going to be less than his dad whose talent is inferior to LHC’s own.

            Part of the chapter of the Illusory Paradise also said that the advantage of fusing the spiritual stoves was that you gained more room since everyone has a cap on how many stoves their body can handle. So I do not believe that the currently fused stoves count as more than one inside any of them.

            Another part is you assume LHC would take a useless stove for some reason… The story has already said that LHC has the best understanding of Spiritual Stoves and he has also given up substandard stoves after listening to the advice of Ye Xiaolei. So I do not understand why you assume LHC would take a less useful stove, or why he would be awarded one like that. If my theory is correct and he gets his new stove as a reward for destroying a DG pillar. Why would they give him a shitty stove?

            As for a fusion…. You do realize that a situation like the Illusory Paradise is more the exception than the rule. The usual way to achieve a fusion is getting lucky enough to get compatible stoves and fulfill the conditions to put them together. The Illusory Paradise skipped that part and used the life energy to force them together ignoring these conditions. So any future fusion LHC does is more likely going to require him to meet the compatibility problem.

            Finally LHC is the fully awakened Scion of Light. If he can’t handle three or more Spiritual Stoves no one should be able to.

          • Athanos

            At this point it sounds like you might be the one misunderstanding something about Spiritual Stoves. You can count it as one Spiritual Stove slot-wise, but what made them two individual Spiritual Stoves in the first place haven’t disappeared; it’s why the result of the merger is grander than its components. So yes, you can say that LHC only has one of his Stove slots occupied, but the next Spiritual Stove is still going to be his 3rd Stove and will be accompanied by the corresponding strain no matter whether he merges it into the 1st slot together with Yating (much more difficult and dangerous), or places it into a 2nd slot.

            Moreover, looking into information mentioned during the Illusory Paradise, person has only so many slots available based on their IISP. But this doesn’t speak to the difficulty of absorbing even the individual Stoves, much less to the difficulty of merging them to “cheat” the maximum number of Stoves. In other words, this only brings me back to my original point: The awarded Spiritual Stove would have to be quite awesome to be worth it, because even LHC can only absorb so many Stoves or manage to merge so many Stoves into one to work around this constraint. Therefore, if he absorbs a mundane Spiritual Stove for his 3rd, then he will have an unnecessarily tougher time when he’s absorbing the next (i.e., the 4th) truly useful Spiritual Stove.

            Note: The part about merging outside of Illusory Paradise is something that I intentionally overlooked for the most part. If you account for this, then my point is even more emphasised. You must realise that if LHC cannot rely on the merging–and therefore is only able to absorb so many Spiritual Stoves–he has to be even pickier about the Stoves he absorbs.

            Not to mention that we don’t know whether Divine Thrones count as Spiritual Stoves slot-wise. If they do–it sure sounds like they should–, it would be rather foolish to absorb any Spiritual Stove that isn’t truly worth it, because that might force the person into a decision between the next useful Spiritual Stove, Divine Throne, or risking a merger of Spiritual Stoves to open up a slot for the Divine Throne.

            Moving on, why would they give him a “shitty” Stove? Well–putting your attempt at a Straw Man aside–the simplest explanation is that they likely don’t have any better Stoves to offer. (1) We know that Spiritual Stoves are divided into Tiers based on their might and utility, and even something as enviable (by many) as the Saint Spiritual Stove that LHC received from his dad is only the lowest Tier because its utility lowers and may disappear entirely on higher cultivation. So something that might be considered incredibly valuable to most could actually be quite undesirable to the group like this. (2) Thinking back on how quickly the higher ups handed out Yating makes it highly unlikely that there are any (decent or not) Spiritual Stoves in stock; they would most likely have someone absorb it as soon as they got their hands on it–possibly by organising some kind of contest. The only exceptions are likely Spiritual Stoves that are undesirable for higher cultivations yet sufficiently numerous, tricky to absorb, or that require some special sets of attributes or constitution. Since both LHC and Cai’er were “presented with” things suited for their particular constitutions, the only one with particular attribute / constitution is Ying’er. So–though that is already a hypothesis unrelated to the current topic–it’s possible that there is a Stove waiting at the Summoner’s temple for someone with a Chaos Body who can reach 7+th Step.

            Finally, it’s true that if LHC cannot handle more than 3 Stoves, then no one should be able to, but so what? I recall no indication that anyone is able to handle more than 3 Stoves, so even if LHC can handle only 3 Stoves, the constraint is still satisfied.

            PS: My point was discussing the assumption that LHC would be absorbing the awarded Stove. If you disagree with the premise and discuss something else, then you’re probably getting off-topic in your reply.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            So I’m just going to quote the chapter to show you that you are wrong…

            ” To really absorb more spiritual stoves, there existed another method, and that was to fuse spiritual stoves with each other. Fusing already assimilated spiritual stoves would lessen the number of spiritual stoves in one’s body, and thus create more space available to absorb other spiritual stoves.”

            Chapter 337

            It literally says in the story that if you fuse spiritual stoves it lowers the number of them.

          • Athanos

            It’s probably worth mentioning that this very information is embedded right into my comment. In other words, this doesn’t prove my point wrong as much as it actually provides support for that part of my comment.

    • Psyside

      He will have 9 heads. But look at it this way a evolution may give 2 heads. Since this one was going to do that

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I do have to say I find it funny that Hao Yue didn’t even get his full power up from this evolution and he is still managing to start overshadowing everyone else, lol. I think the Author might have wanted to slow his power a little bit by delaying the fifth head. Still I have to say this author is the biggest tease I have ever seen… I was waiting over 200 chapters for double heads to be denied…! T.T.

  • Yuuarelight

    Can’t wait until Long Haochen becomes a 7th step and goes out to find his parents. ^^

  • HornyKorn

    thanks for the chapter

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter! The consumption of lhc skills are really too much.

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro!

  • Erebus

    Thanks for the chapter!