Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 399


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 399: Mythril Foundation Armored Long Haochen (I)

It looked as if this Demon Hunter Remover squad would indeed not be easy to handle. But even so, the current Tian Qing didn’t show the slightest intention to cower and let Long Haochen’s squad provide support. Moreover, the enemy was in the end still weakened by the Ice Storm.

The Vajra Dragon charged once again, lowering its immense head and aiming straight for the Demonic Bear. Currently, the Demonic Bear was still using both of his hands to defend his head and was unable to resist the charge of the Vajra Dragon. In the sky, the Ice Storm components had now the size of ice chips, and none of the snowflakes landed on Tian Qing.

A terrible battle unfolded right then. Tian Qing’s strength exploded completely, and one could see the head of the Vajra Dragon clash against the body of the Demonic Bear.

In some regard, Vajra Dragons and Demonic Bears were similar existences. They both possessed strong defense and attack power, but were slow, and not capable of flight.

Bang!

The hardest part of the Vajra Dragon, his head, clashed against the arms of the Demonic Bear. The demonic bear’s body was huge but the Vajra Dragon was still domineering in comparison, to say nothing that the Vajra Dragon still benefitted from the momentum of his charge.

Under normal circumstances, a Vajra Dragon of the same grade would best a Demonic Bear, and although it wouldn’t be enough to inflict serious damage to the counterpart, at least pushing the Demonic Bear aside would be no problem. According to Tian Qing’s calculations, its attack would be followed by his team’s warrior and himself. They would swarm the enemies’ ranks to kill the demons, relying on the burst of power from Ice Storm, which should at least have greatly reduced the fighting power of the enemies.

However, he made one more miscalculation.

In the midst of a violent explosion, the Demonic Bear’s feet left a profound ravine in the ground, but the attack didn’t knock him down, because a black figure accurately landed right at the back of the Demonic Bear, steadying his defense with his hands.

This Demonic Bear now looked like an immense shield. Even with its defensive power, under these circumstances, he couldn’t help but make a stuffy groan as blood gushed out of his mouth and nose.

However, the price the Demonic Bear paid in form of these injuries, undoubtedly brought them great benefits. Tian Qing immediately felt like coughing out his blood, and his originally powerful ability, also combined with Storing Power, naturally changed targets. His heavy sword violently struck against the Demonic Bear, instead of aiming at the weakened enemies on their rear.

The figure supporting the Demonic Bear from behind was naturally Ah’Bao, who didn’t omit to hit the sky with another punch to counteract the Ice Storm, while blocking the enemy. However, he could still not cover all sides, and a large quantity of snowflakes was still closing in on them from all directions. However, the other demons weren’t newbies either! Being powerhouses of the seventh step, resisting the Ice Storm for some time was no problem for them.

Bang!

The Demonic Bear’s body glinted with golden light, and with another stuffy groan, he still didn’t draw back. He relied on his brute strength to block Tian Qing’s offense, while stamping the ground one time after another. The intense vibrating of the ground he caused stopped the Vajra Dragon from launching a second attack.

Right at this time, Yue Ye made a frail shout, and created purplish black ripples all around her. Instantly, an illusory figure appeared in the air, and aimed precisely at her.

A Fiend Demon of the seventh step unfolded his wings and ascended, immediately blocking the king grade assassin with his blood coloured heavy sword, compelling him back.

At this time of the battle, Tian Qing and his king grade Demon Hunt Squad were already in a passive position.

Tian Qing never expected the enemies to be so hard to handle. The Ice Storm was already weakening, and although the large quantity of magical beasts called by their summoner already joined the battle, those magical beasts could only delay the attacks of the enemies for some time. They were far from powerful enough to wound them.

What could they do know? This was the time for Tian Qing to make a choice. Making prompt decisions while wearing his Mythril Foundation Armor, he whistled long while facing the sky.

This was his signal for Long Haochen. At this moment, he already couldn’t afford to save face. He discussed with Long Haochen before that if the enemy would really be hard to handle, he’d ask for the help of Long Haochen’s group. Together, they would handle the enemy as fast as possible before escaping. Currently, with the strength of their Demon Hunt Squad alone, handling this Demon Hunt Remover squad was impossible. Therefore, they could only request Long Haochen’s help.

However, for the third time of the day, Tian Qing miscalculated. Long Haochen’s team didn’t immediately join them, but another whistle sounded from the rear, coming from Long Haochen.

At this moment, Tian Qing’s morale finally reached its bottom. Long Haochen’s whistle meant that they were caught in an ambush. The enemies really had premeditated all this.
“Withdraw!” Tian Qing shouted with no hesitation, sweeping his shield forward, and launching a shield charge against the Demonic Bear. This was done using his full strength, plus the might from his shield of the Legendary Tier, and managed to repel the Demonic Bear three steps back.

“Want to escape? That’s too late!” Ah’Bao’s cold voice resounded in the air, and his black figure appeared in front of Tian Qing the next instant.

Ever since the defeat he suffered in the Illusory Paradise, a deep hatred towards these Demon Hunt Squads festered in Ah’Bao, choking him from deep inside. Even in his capacity as the demon crown prince, making his position majestic beyond compare, he still had lost at the hands of Long Haochen. His anger wasn’t something that could be dispelled over time. After finally encountering a human Demon Hunt Squad with difficulty, how could he let Tian Qing’s group go so easily?

Ah’Bao’s attacks were always like that: simple, effective and direct.

Bang!

Even by relying on his Legendary Shield, as well as the defense from Divine Obstruction, Tian Qing suffered greatly from this punch.

Surrounded by the golden glint released from the use of Brilliant Body, he was still forcibly pushed ten meters back by this punch, with a feeling of numbness still remaining in his left hand.

The peak of the eighth step! Tian Qing’s expression changed greatly. In fact, his current internal spiritual energy already surpassed 20,000 units, so with the addition of Divine Obstruction and his Mythril Foundation Armor, as well as his Legendary Shield, only a powerhouse at the peak of the eighth step could repel him with such an attack.

Ah’Bao charged into Tian Qing like a tornado. Launching one fist after another, he covered him with unyielding attacks.

Tian Qing wasn’t so easy to handle either. After determining the enemy’s strength, he battled for his life and tried to escape, constantly using abilities to weaken Ah’Bao. However, he was secretly in distress. Ah’Bao’s speed was far greater than his, so withdrawing was already completely impossible for him. Right at this moment, he sensed powerful auras approaching them from all sides.

I was mistaken in the end. I truly regret not listening to Haochen’s suggestion!

However, Tian Qing was after all a veteran with several years of experience, and although he felt painful inside, at this time his mind was extremely focused. And this time he made the appropriate decision.

“We are withdrawing! I’ll be staying behind to stop them, don’t care about me Join Haochen to break out together. Go, now!” Saying this, Tian Qing shouted indignantly while looking up to the sky. Igniting a golden flame around himself, he suddenly turned around, directly abandoning his sword to hold his shield in both hands, knocking it fiercely against Ah’Bao.

Ah’Bao’s attacks were still too powerful. Those attacks that looked simple and direct actually possessed an incredible power, as if carrying the strength of heaven and earth. All his punches transcended Tian Qing’s whole imagination.

However, Tian Qing was still a Mythril Foundation Knight, and was powerful in his own right. His many years as a Demon Hunter were the origin of his powerful strength and battle experience. At this moment, he made his whole strength burst out, not only igniting his body with holy fire, but also his flame of life. He was already fighting with all his might.

His goal was simple: to sacrifice himself to give his comrades the opportunity to escape.

In battles against demons, many Demon Hunters had already been forced to make this kind of choice, and being a Guardian Knight as well as their captain, he knew that something like this might happen one day. Thus, he didn’t have the slightest hesitation. This attack was his choice, and he naturally had to bear the consequences of it.

“No, Captain, I’m not leaving.” The king grade warrior snarled, breaking out with his pair of battle axes at full strength, launching Tornado Strike. The powerful offensive power instantly cut through two demon powerhouses, and he frantically aimed at Ah’Bao.

“Captain, the team cannot lose you. Hurry up and go!” A blood colored glow covered the axes, precisely from using Madness.

Indeed, a warrior was still a warrior, and even without a piece of Legendary Equipment on him, Ah’Bao still had to suddenly step back when faced with the fast spinning attack. With a loud and clear dragon cry, the air seemed to be torn and an explosion erupted, as that rotating warrior was kicked back.

Bang!

With a violent spurt of blood, even this warrior in the state of Madness was sent flying by the power of Ah’Bao’s kick. While the blood from in his mouth spurted in an arc, his two battle axes were almost simultaneously dropped.

“Failure is the mother of success.” This saying applied not only to humans, but also to demons. After his battle against Long Haochen, Ah’Bao pondered about his painful experience and trained bitterly in seclusion. Therefore, his strength increased greatly. Now, not only did his cultivation reach the peak of the eighth step, but his fighting strength as a whole, as well as his comprehension of real combat were completely different from before. At this very moment, it could be seen that his whole body was covered with a layer of black scales, while his blood red eyes were full of blood-thirst.

Tian Qing clenched his teeth bitterly, raising his shield, and knocked once again against Ah’Bao. His only thought was now that no matter what, he would do his utmost to save his comrades.

However, no matter which Demon Hunt Squad, after fighting together for such a long time, how would one easily abandon his comrades? Tian Qing thought like this, but his comrades were the same as him!

A bunch of differently colored flames ignited on the battlefield, belonging to every member of the 17th king grade Demon Hunt Squad. They agreed by chance to make the same decision of igniting their flames of life, with an unanimous thought: they’d rather die here together than leave their comrade here by himself.

Bang, Bang, Bang

At every fierce strike Tian Qing’s body would shiver violently. However, he still relied on his own strength to forcibly block Ah’Bao. Not only that, but he also simultaneously took care of the other demons.


  • Belkar

    Thank you!

  • gundam_man

    thx

  • Lhouiegie Baluyot

    Thank you for the chapter, although I’m kind of lost here, “200,000 units? Shouldn’t it be 20,000 only?”

    • Lhouiegie Baluyot

      Rechecked it using the wiki, 7th step @ 10,000-30,000 units of SE & 8th step 30,000-100,000 units of SE

  • agila0212

    Thank you for both chapters 🙂

  • agila0212

    Thank you for both chapters 🙂

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro!

  • Дмитрий Швецов

    Thanks for the chapter!
    And 200,000 -> 20,000

    • Robin

      Thanks, seen and corrected.

  • Majk

    Whoever said that LHC would inherit the knights armor was so right

    • Kaarme

      I don’t remember who suggested it first, but it was so much to be expected that nobody should congratulate themselves for it. But will they all die, however, or only the captain? I’d find it hard to believe that Tian Qing would survive but be so super ashamed he would give the armor to Haochen. More likely he will perish but manage to give the armor first to Haochen.

      • Robin

        I think we all had some premonitions about the outcome. But I would not count the chickens before they hatch. We all know that the author has a devilish sense of humor. It would suit him to tease us with the title and then have the story turn in a completely different way.

        • Majk

          I don’t remember when he did something like that. I remember when the title were hidden from us because of how much they spoiled.

          I only vaguely recall one time when there was a title suggesting something for 2-3 cahpters but it didn’t happen in those chapterr and instead happened at the start of a new title.

          • Robin

            Sometimes Toto hides the title, but in this case he decided not to do it since the author didn’t hide it either. Maybe there is some intention behind it. Who knows? 😉
            You will need to wait a little more until the next chapters are released. Luckily the next one will be released as soon as tomorrow.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            The title does foreshadow LHC wearing the Mythril Foundation armor. It doesn’t however promise that LHC will own the armor. Especially considering that passing armors is apparently a big deal in the Knight Temple.

          • Robin

            Clever guy. My thoughts also run along this line. The title also says nothing about any deaths.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            One thing I do remember is I think you can get an armor from an owner if you beat them in an official Duel. I think the Knight Temple would probably need to approve it, but I can imagine if Tian Qing gets back home alive after this he might put in a notice saying ‘LHC is a better Knight than me and I want to give him my armor’.

            I don’t think it can be done out in the field, but when they get back I could see this potentially happening. This also seems like the most likely way LHC would receive a Mythril Foundation Armor without an owner dying. I just can’t imagine LHC going out and challenging Knights to take their armor from them, lol.

          • Robin

            I agree with all of the above. The important part is that the Alliance approves of the passing of the armor. I can also imagine Tian Qing giving it to Haochen, maybe even as a compensation sort of for messing up on such a huge scale and almost killing a cg DHS. But if Haochen accepts in this case is another matter.
            Also, we would miss the next tournament arc if Haochen gets a Mythril Foundation Armor as a gift. Seeing that we still have that many chapters left and that the author loves tournaments, I doubt that a little.

          • Marko Bandur

            If i remember correct, the “rules” of the armor that we know are just about the way to own one, a passage by the actual owner( this can be by duel, by gift, we can just suppose that the armor cnt be passed by inheritance bcs r too precious items for the alliance, not just the knight temple). Or the second option: a competition settled by the alliance, i suppose that this one are caused by some owners death in duty, thanks to the special ability of the armor that returns to the temple after the owners dies.

            Considering this, unless the author are gonna put something new into, Tian Qing cnt die b4 passing the armor to LHC, otherwise we can suppose that the armor will return to the temple treasure vault (probably, otherwise just to the temple), or, my second assumption, LHC will get the armor by Tian Qing after this battle, and not during it

        • Jonathan Hurd

          To be fair it could be that Tian Qing lends LHC his armor after he is incapacitated. LHC then uses it so we get a taste of what a Mythral Foundation Armor + LHC is like. I honestly highly doubt the captain can die because I believe the armor is set to immediately return to HQ in case of that.

      • Majk

        I hope that he will live but the armor will decide that he is not worthy of it and go to LHC on its own. It would give me great satisfaction to see that. Although he will probably give it to LHC himself if he lives.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I don’t think the armors are high grade enough to be sentient. The stuff that does have thoughts always chooses its owners like the Divine Thrones, LHC’s Swords, and the Dagger of Samsara. The Mythril Foundation Armors seem to be passed down to whoever the Knight Temple deems worthy through competition. Seems to me it will probably be a lending thing.

          • Majk

            True but this is just my wishful thinking.

          • Robin

            Wishful thinking is a nice thing. But somehow I don’t want Tian Qing to die. It will be far more interesting if he watches Haochen rock against the demon crown prince, and then returns with him to the Alliance to tell of his glory.
            I am sure the story would be an amazing hit, and since he is a knight, his honor doesn’t allow him to stay silent about the fact that a commander grade DHS saved his ass two times in a row, only to safe face. This situation of him returning and praising the deeds of another knight reminds me again strongly of the tales of King Arthur and his Noble Knights. In the medieval stories, it was forbidden to tell about one’s own deeds before praising another knight, to fulfill the commandments of humility and demureness. Haochen never gloats about his own deeds. Tian Qing returning to tell the tale would be an elegant solution to increase his fame. Also interesting for the Warrior Temple, since this is the first real duel of the Aria of the Goddess of Light on the battlefield after its reawakening.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I kind of like that. LHC’s exploits are already taken up by the Brilliant Angel Brigade at the Exorcist Mountain Pass and the entire army of the Southern Mountain Pass. Be nice to have even a King Grade Demon Hunt Squad passing on word.

            I also feel like it would be a bit more epic for me if Tian Qing willingly passes his Mythril Foundation Armor to LHC. He could be like ‘I am not worthy of wearing this armor I want you to have it as thanks for saving me and my team not once but twice’. Kind of like what Majk was saying just from his mouth and not the armors.

          • Kaarme

            Ah’Bao will turn into a complete joke if he can’t defeat any enemies again. Would the demon empire even accept him as the next emperor if he’s so pitiful? His own father would probably kick him out. Ah’Bao is the one who built a careful trap here, planned everything out, and is fighting on his own turf. Tian Qing is an idiot who let his greed and petty envy get the better of him.

            The author really shouldn’t let deus ex Haochen to save Tian Qing’s worthless skin.

  • sergioGM

    thanks 🙂

  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro!

  • Normal Guy

    RIP fellas

  • Cherokee

    Thank you!

  • Robin

    The numerical mistake was seen and corrected, thanks for mentioning it.

  • Blackfuht

    Aw shet i caught up… NUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Gratz, :D.

      • Blackfuht

        :'(

        • Jonathan Hurd

          We all understand your pain. The moment you hit that next chapter button and can’t get more… it hurts…

  • ZaX

    They in serious trouble this time. Thanks for the chapter

  • Marcel Farias

    Thanks! 😀

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • The title makes me excited for the next few chapters

  • Care

    Is it selfish to say– I don’t want this demon hunt squad to perish– I kinda teared up a little 😢 I mean I know it’s hard to listen to someone so much younger etc with less experience but if he’d only listened. And of course I haven’t read the next chapter yet so I’m just guessing someone is gonna die. I’m hoping nobody does but everyone can’t survive. But I feel like anyone who has chapters of interaction with Haochen and crew usually love just like the other guy and his squad. Can’t recall his name at the moment. Ayayayaa. my blood lust has been replaced by happy lovey feelings as I’ve been reading more romance centric novels hahahhaha. But still can’t get enough of this fantastic story!!!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • kencchi

    See. No medicine for regret, buddy. No medicine for regret.

  • My man has the armor an shield LHC needs 😉