Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 409

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 409: The Body as a Shield (I)

A black spear quietly struck from the vast sky, but it was not aiming at Long Haochen but at Cai’er, who was in the last moments of her awakening.

Desperately spreading his golden spiritual wings to meet that spear with full force, Long Haochen forcibly deflected it, but the golden spiritual wings also couldn’t bear this heavy burden. They shattered under the impact and were ripped apart, bearing large holes.

Crack! A large blade violently struck the shoulder of the Mythril Foundation Armor, leaving a deep indention. A violent breaking sound came from Long Haochen’s shoulder, and his whole left side went numb.

Bang! Lifting up his knee, he parried another huge cone aimed at Cai’er’s lower abdomen. The Mythril Foundation Armor was in the end not omnipotent, and one could watch Long Haochen’s left leg being twisted backwards. It was visibly fractured.

But even then, his eyes still had the same look. Resolutely rushing to the side, he used his right hand that was still able to move to grab Cai’er. Long Haochen slung his arm around her waist and used his broad back to stop the purple ball of light aimed at her.

In the midst of a terrible explosion, Long Haochen unexpectedly didn’t let Cai’er sustain any damage, but he couldn’t help but spit a mouthful of blood staining the helmet of his Mythril Foundation Armor. He only could do this because, every time he met an attack, his chest bubbled forth with a golden light protecting him. Otherwise, he would already have been torn to shreds by these demons.


A shout of extreme anger, proud, unwilling and full of rancor, abruptly resonated all around, and a massive purple glint of light abruptly shot out from Haoyue. Be it Ah’Bao or all the other present demons, all were monstrously dispersed by that purple radiance.

Ah’Bao’s expression was finally filled with distinct shock, “Argh, die!” His voice was trembling for the first time.

With a loud bellow, Haoyue finally turned all his heads to look at Long Haochen.

Looking at him, Long Haochen finally activated that golden skull on his chest, producing an intense golden light enveloping Cai’er, Haoyue and him. Right then, the last grey radiance finally fused into Cai’er’s body, and Cai’er’s right hand firmly grasped that massive grey scythe.

With a golden flash of light the two humans and the beast instantly disappeared, only leaving behind the purple glint in the sky as the Eternal Melody teleported them to the Tower of Eternity.

“Escaped? They actually escaped?!” Ah’Bao bellowed searching the sky, but his eyes were filled with fear. Right, that was fear. This fear wasn’t brought to him by Long Haochen, but that final purple radiance.

Besieged by six teams of Demon Hunter Removers, the two Demon Hunter Squads finally escaped without a single casualty. Not only that, they managed to seize Yue Ye in the process, and took the life of eight Demon Hunter Removers. This battle could be said to be a crushing defeat for Ah’Bao.

“All of you stay here to deal with the aftermath!” Ah’Bao let out a low cry, flapped the pair of wings on his back, and soared to the sky. Not even giving himself the time to recover from his injuries, he directly rushed back in the direction of Modu Core City.

Tower of Eternity.

Yue Ye stood there, with a blank look on her face. Since Long Haochen teleported her to this place, she was in this state of fear.

A strong deathly breath filled the air. It wasn’t the same reek of death as from the darkness element, but an incomparable deathly stillness, emanating a feeling of imminent death.

She clearly remembered Long Haochen’s instructions, and thus didn’t dare move in the slightest ever since arriving. She only stood there, completely stiff.

Fortunately, the ice-cold murderous intent from Cai’er that almost froze her blood disappeared gradually in this place.

Can… Can they make it back alive? Yue ye didn’t know how she should be feeling at this time. For her sake, Ah’Bao was willing to give the two Demon Hunt Squads the chance to escape, so staying unmoved by that was impossible for her. However, she was all the more unwilling to see Long Haochen and Cai’er die, and that was not only because of the restriction placed on her. Time passed very, very slowly, and Yue Ye sunk into a blank state here.

Finally, after some time passed, a golden glint suddenly pierced the dimness, and immediately, a huge beast and two figures appeared in front of her.

Long Haochen fell to the ground right after appearing, and Cai’er was still in that straightened posture. Haoyue’s four heads dropped to the ground right after appearing, and he lay down, his eyes closing. His body still emitted a faint purple glow. Right before falling deep asleep, Little Light raised his head with difficulty, casting a golden radiance on Long Haochen, providing healing for his body.

Back, they all came back! Yue Ye immediately felt overjoyed at this great news, but she became quickly stupefied at the sight of Long Haochen’s desperate state. His left shoulder was completely broken, with his arm dangling limp and lifeless. His right leg was bent in the wrong direction, and the Mythril Foundation Armor had a massive hemisphere-shaped indentation on it’s back. The bones on his back were all shattered to pieces, and his state looked critical. From the current Long Haochen, she actually didn’t feel the slightest breath of life.

He… Why did he sustain such severe injuries? Since he could teleport here, how did that happen?

Staring lifelessly at the unconscious Long Haochen, she was completely unsure of what she should do.

After a long time, she came back to her senses, feeling ashamed, and rushed to Long Haochen’s side with haste. Crouching down beside him, she carefully examined his condition.

From the Mythril Foundation Armor covering Long Haochen’s entire body, blood was constantly seeping out.

The Mythril Foundation Armor had a very detailed design, with every part of it blending well with the others. Looking for a long time, Yue Ye finally found an opening below his armpit, and carefully opened the armor bit after bit.

With a glint of silver light, the Mythril Foundation Armor separated itself from Long Haochen’s body and returned to the shape of a silver box, exuding soft undulations of light, while it regenerated itself.

When Yue Ye saw the state of Long Haochen below his armor, she couldn’t help but feel a cold shiver run down her spine.

The current Long Haochen was in a desolate conditions. Deep wounds covered his whole left shoulder. The flesh was totally lacerated, and even his bones were visible. His body was completely covered in blood, and his left leg strangely bent. His whole back was pierced with blood continuously leaking out from his mouth and nose. His handsome face was deathly pale.

Even a formidable priest would be helpless when encountering such serious damage. The most severe injuries were his crushed bones, and his continuous loss of blood from the countless wounds.

Yue Ye very cautiously examined Long Haochen’s breath and heartbeat.

His breath seemed imperceptible, and his heartbeat very weak. On his chest, the necklace with the golden skull radiated a soft light, as if protecting his heart. It preserved his life, but after sustaining serious damage, Yue Ye didn’t know how he could get healed. In particular, regarding the damage on his bones, if something turned out badly, it could end with lifelong deformities.

Cai’er still stood on his side, preserving her initial posture, but the murderous spirit emitted from her showed unstable fluctuations and her body was also trembling lightly.

During the last moment of her awakening, although she already absorbed all of the inheritance bestowed upon her, she was in the end forcefully teleported to another space without having completed her harmonization, thus her spiritual energy was in chaos.

“What’s to be done? What’s to be done?!” Yue Ye anxiously looked at Long Haochen, as agitated as a cat. Being of the darkness element, she didn’t dare try to help by healing Long Haochen, since this would only have the opposite effect.

During the battle against Ah’Bao, it looked as if Long Haochen wasn’t losing but in truth, he was no match for Ah’Bao. The gap in spiritual energy between the two of them was too wide, and moreover, with Ah’Bao being the successor of the Devil Dragon Clan.

At the start of that battle, Long Haochen had stealthily taken the newly created Spiritual Ignition Pill made by Lin Xin, stirring one’s potential to an extreme extent.

This Spiritual Ignition Pills didn’t produce an amplification as great as the Spiritual Bursting Pills, but their duration was very long, and their amplifying effect was incredible. But it had even stronger side-effects. By squeezing out excessive potential, it could very possibly cause permanent wounds.

So that his comrades would be able to leave from there alive, Long Haochen was already doing his utmost starting from back then. Although he successfully broke through to the seventh step, the excessive overdraft made him enter an extremely dangerous state. In the last moments, to defend Cai’er, and give her have as much time as possible for her awakening, Long Haochen didn’t spare any cost to act as Cai’er’s shield. Otherwise, if she couldn’t completely absorb the power from her inheritance, her life would very possibly have been in immediate danger.

Although the current Long Haochen was nearing death, his face portrayed a calm smile. All those years ago, he told his father that he wanted to become a Guardian Knight because he wanted to protect the people he cared for. And today he managed to accomplish that. For his beloved Cai’er, he nearly sacrificed his own life.

If not for Haoyue’s pleading and his look filled with despair, combined with Long Haochen’s consideration of his safety, he would probably have endured it even longer.

A god’s chosen one was still a person, and would therefore also die when inflicted with mortal wounds. Long Haochen had the protection of the Eternal Melody, the Mythril Foundation Armor, and could share some of the damage dealt to him with his comrades, but his vitality was still rapidly decreasing.

The serious internal and external wounds were stripping him off his life energy, and as the ignition of his soul was gradually receding, even his powerful soul was in danger to dissolve.

Right as Yue Ye didn’t know what she should do, and wanted to help by at least bandaging some of Long Haochen’s wounds, a grudgeful voice suddenly resounded, “I really didn’t want to come to such a nasty and deathly place. What have you been doing to end up in this state?”

Under Yue Ye’s shocked eyes, a faint green radiance bubbled forth from Long Haochen’s stomach. And this green radiance was filled with the breath of life. As the green light was bundling up, a green colored gate was gradually formed, from which a slim and fair little bare foot appeared, stepping out from that bright gate.

  • Harken

    Wait, I’m lost. Didn’t they say said that Cai’er couldn’t be teleported due to her awakening or something like that ? Unless it was available when she’s nearly at the end.

    • kirindas

      ‘If not for Haoyue’s pleading and the his look filled with despair on Haoyue’s face, combined with and Long Haochen’s consideration of his safety, he would probably even have endured it even persevered for longer here.’

      Haoyue was able to coax Haochen to just gamble and teleport them.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        She was at the very end of her Awakening as well. She is currently unstable harmonizing the power, but she did absorb it all. Leaving the absorption incomplete was what could cause a massive backlash.

        • Lhouiegie Baluyot

          I think Ye Xiaolei appering would help her awakening too since she helped LHC back then.

          • Robin

            That I doubt. Remember, Ye Xiaolei is associated with the goddess of nature and has therefore an affinity with Haochen’s light attribute. Cai’er is of a far darker attribute, incompatible with the goddess of nature.

          • Seemstress

            Yes, but she does have knowledge of the process of awakening as a god’s chosen one. She could know how to be of assistance. It doesn’t have to be direct help, maybe just guide her through the process.

          • Robin

            Possible, but she is for one still incompatible with her elements, and two, she is not the kind of person to help someone out of the goodness of her heart.

          • Seemstress

            Point one, that does not mean she can’t guide her through the process.
            Point two, I agree. Also, even if she was willing, her first priority is LHC and his situation is critical at the moment, she doesn’t have time to consider Cai’er.

          • Robin

            Double point: as you agree that she is not the helpful kind, why should she guide someone who she doesn’t necessarily like AND has an incompatible element through anything? Only possible situation for her helping is if Haochen asks her to, and at the moment he is busy dying.

          • Seemstress

            I never said she would. I just said that it is possible As in, she might have the ability to.
            It was Lhouiegie Baluyot who said that her appearing, would help Cai’er with her awakening, to which you said that the fact that she is of an opposing element, so it won’t.

            To that I responded that it is possible, that she could help, just with her knowledge of the process, which she appeared to be familiar with when LHC awakened.

            When I responded to your previous comment’s second point, I wasn’t trying to negate it. Like I said, I agree with it, I just added an additional point which you didn’t seem to consider at the time.

            So yeah, I’m saying that it is possible that she can help, that she might have the ability to help, not that she is likely to help. I share your view that it is highly unlikely that she will do so.

      • Robin

        Oh, it seems there went something wrong with the editing. Toto is really busy right now, so pls bear with it until he finds time to correct.

        • kirindas

          I had no idea there was something wrong. XD I was just using the quote in my explanation.

    • dreamer

      I think her awakening have view step:
      Understanding – Absorbing – Harmonizing/adaptating (current state)

      If I think we can compare it with someone receive a very strange clothes from a tailor
      The 1st stage is the measurement
      2nd is the making and receiving
      3rd is trying to wear that new outfit

      It like Cai’er already receive the strange cloth (inheritance) which she need to keep happy (alive) and somehow the tailor are gone (she got teleported) so she has to figure out how to wear that outfit by herself (harmonizing). Its still easier when the tailor arround but even if the tailor are not arround, as long as she already has the outfit, she won’t be sad (dead)

      Thats my opinion.

      • Kaarme

        Cai’er got teleported straight into the tailor’s shop, though, even if the tailor is not there. We know from the past that Cai’er’s cultivation rate is higher in that tower of death. So, getting teleported there likely isn’t any disaster anymore at that point, since she did manage to absorb everything. In fact the tower should help her stabilise, just like the Illusory Paradise was… well, a paradise for Haochen. There’s no place better for Cai’er’s cultivation than the tower.

  • Marcel Farias

    Thanks! 😀

  • Gwylon

    The fairy from the illusionary paradise?

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Alexios Blake

    And the humanized stove reappears.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Thanks Toto, :D.

    I have to say when I read the voice appearing in the Tower of Eternity. For a second I thought the Mystery Knight had broken in. I was going to be really impressed, lol.

    • Robin

      I thought the same there for a minute. I never expected to have Ye Xioalei come to a place filled with so much death energy.

    • Kaarme

      I thought initially it was Elux’s ghost and wondered why he’d call his own tower’s basement nasty.

      There’s no way the mystery knight would be able to invade the tower. It’s built around necromancy and no living human (save Haochen’s bunch) has seen a trace of necromancy for thousands of years, so the mystery follower wouldn’t even be able to begin to guess how to break in.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I was wondering about that part as well. While I thought it was mystery knight I was also thinking to myself “Wow he is way more badass than I originally thought”, lol.

  • Blaxus

    Yay and now Ye Xiaolei appears as well! Oh why must i face the poor man’s struggle?! Tempted to get a weekend job just to sponsor chapters. :'(

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I am with you there, lol.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro!

  • ZaX

    Help comes from unexpected places. Thanks for the chapter

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro!

  • sergioGM

    Thanks 😀

  • MangoGuy

    so…that girl said that she couldn’t be his stove due to the necromancer necklace right? why is she around? did I miss anything?

    • Robin

      Maybe you forgot that they made a deal in the IP. We only don’t exactly know what it consists of, yet.

      • MangoGuy

        I see. thanks for replying

        • Robin

          You are welcome. It was only mentioned and gave much space for presumptions. But they made a deal.

  • 1%crit

    Idk how or why she is connected to LHC, but loli goddess to save the day

    • Seemstress

      Is she a goddes though? I thought she was just a spiritual stove?

      • Robin

        She is no goddess but the guardian of the Illusory Paradise.

        • Seemstress

          Yes, but she is a spiritual stove right?
          My statement didn’t mention her position, the fact that she is the guardian of the Illusory Paradise is irrelevant, she could be a human, a beast, a goddess and still be the guardian.
          Here’s an excerpt from chapter 325:
          “At that time, when Long Xingyu had told Long Haochen about the five
          tiers of spiritual stoves, he had also told Long Haochen a last thing;
          that in legends, another type of spiritual stoves existed, which could
          even exceed the first tier. However, it had been said to have only
          appeared in legends.

          It had never existed in the history of the Temple Alliance, but it
          had been reported that once in the Glorious Era, the emperor of the most
          powerful of the three empires had possessed that kind of spiritual

          In legends, that type of spiritual stove was known as intelligent
          spiritual stove. That was to say that the main body of the spiritual
          stove didn’t take the shape of a heavenly treasure, but had a genuine
          living body, possessing advanced knowledge and intelligence. The
          possible evolutions for such a spiritual stove were unlimited, thus
          making its assessment hard.

          However, Long Haochen had assumed at that time that this kind of
          spiritual stove was only part of legends and nothing more. But it didn’t
          mean that it couldn’t appear.

          Looking at the commanding Ye Xiaolei, Long Haochen couldn’t help but feel secretly astonished. Could this young girl be one of the legendary spiritual stoves Father spoke about?”

          It is implied here that she is a spiritual stove, though I’ll be honest, I didn’t bother reading ahead of this to find a confirmation.

          • Robin

            Well, I never said that she is not a Spiritual Stove. It seems like she is a special kind of Stove acting as the guardian of the IP. At some point it was even said that she can’t fuse with Haochen, since he was chosen by Elux and carries the heritage of the necromancers.

          • Seemstress

            True, I did make a straw man, you didn’t try to negate that she is a spiritual stove.
            Anyway, we do agree that she is not a goddess right? Or at least not confirmed that she is. Being the guardian of IP does not make her a goddess. Even if her sister is the goddess (do correct me if I’m wrong on that), that still wouldn’t make her one. I don’t remember it being mentioned, how one becomes a god, being born a god, becoming a god once you become strong enough or by surpassing a god’s chosen one or something like that, idk.

          • Robin

            She seems to be some kind of Spiritual Stove. But we have yet to learn more about her circumstances. Also her relationship with the mentiones “sister”, which could also mean something different than family relations. I can assure you that she is no goddess, and as far as I know, not even a god’s chosen one.

            Apparently, if a god’s chosen one reaches a certain power level, he/she can become a god. The same as above, we still lack some information there.

          • Seemstress

            Yeah, I do tend to forget that Chinese sometimes refer to non-related people as sister or brother, just like in Korea.

  • Evilage

    For a second there i thought LHC would lose his plot armor. Well atleast that didnt happen. Anyhow i feel like he is gonna get a powerup after this. Or maybe not. I cant predict tang jia san shao’s works.(i’ve only read 3 dho, Child of light was predictable but good nontheless.)

  • Evilage

    For a second there i thought LHC would lose his plot armor. Well atleast that didnt happen. Anyhow i feel like he is gonna get a powerup after this. Or maybe not. I cant predict tang jia san shao’s works.(i’ve only read 3 dho, Child of light was predictable but good nontheless.)

  • Indream

    Well, loli for the rescue. Plot armor is strong in this one.

  • leopold1983

    I’m already fantasising about the way she’s gonna heal him. Is she gonna be lovey dovey touchy touchy so much that it’s gonna wake cai’er out of jealousy.

  • Robinho Gerginja

    Thank you for your continuous dedication and effort towards this light novel series. I am always delighted to read your quality translations which persist to sustain nearly the same reading atmosphere that the original author had intended for the work. In regards to the current series of events, I am excited that our beloved nature loli has unexpectedly resurfaced; however, having Yue Ye kept as a prisoner will no doubt lead to negative consequences in the near future which worries me. Nevertheless, I look forward to the warm moment when Cai’er awakens and inevitably showers Long Haochen with both worry and love.

    • Kaarme

      Will Haochen even keep her as a prisoner longer than necessary? Although at the very least she will have to wait until he’s again conscious. However, he won’t really gain anything by keeping her as she’s his valuable collaborator within the demon empire. He might as well return her, and ask her to convey a message to Ah’Bao, saying Haochen can at least keep his word, unlike certain someone. That way he would mask the oddity of allowing a high level demon to escape alive behind a personal insult. Or he could ransom her for some extra profit. I’d prefer he didn’t, but it might be necessary to make it look less suspicious. I’m pretty sure he won’t hand her over to the temples like an idiot, at least.

  • IMEvander

    Hello Toto! I was wondering if chapter 409 is still part of Act 4: Demon Hunt Competition’s Qualifiers? Or you stopped dividing it in acts/books?

    • Robin

      No, it is not part of that arc, as you clearly surmised yourself. The more recent chapters in the index are not grouped into arcs yet.

      • IMEvander

        Thanks for the answer. If you aren’t too busy, please organize them in acts. I would like to add the new volumes to Goodreads and ATM I don’t have a book title.

        • Robin

          I can’t, since I have no access, but you can ask Toto directly. Just send him an email.

  • kinka

    thanks for the chapter!

    shit is getting serious…