Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 427

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 427: Saw Skates (III)

Magical crystals from Saw Skates were not the same as the other magical beasts. Their magical crystal had a particular power, called Dispel. Able to dispel any poison and negative effects, and to keep the body pure, it would with an input of spiritual energy show these effects in a certain range. This made it a valuable treasure, that, if used well, restrain any magical beast or enemy of poison attribute. And furthermore, the corrosion from the darkness element would also get affected to some extent.

Thus, the bodies of Saw Skates were valuable treasures. Of course, to kill one of these magical beasts, a well thought out plan was needed. This was given how they held grudges. To kill their enemies, Saw Skates generally only needed a split second.

And based on the analysis from the two holy guards, for this lake to have so many Saw Skates inside, a particularly powerful Saw Skate would probably be living inside. It was just that it didn’t appear before. Having broken through from the eighth rank, it became a Saw Skate of even higher class, with the most terrifying aspect being their ability of instant teleportation. Right, although it was similarly incapable of flight, who would dare have a certain estimate of the maximal distance of its teleportation ability? In case this one were to attack them by surprise, just think, when seeing how sharp the horn of an ordinary Saw Skate was, what level of terror would the horn of this kind of Saw Skate King reach?

Long Haochen appeared unperturbed, but one of the allies standing by his side, had a stirred look, her face turned into an unordinary red color, and her breath was somewhat rushed.

Don’t misunderstand, that wasn’t Cai’er, but Wang Yuanyuan, who was about to drool.

And it was no wonder that Wang Yuanyuan would have such a reaction. Her spatial attribute was very rarely seen, in all vocations. The equipment of spatial attribute were even rarer, and this was the reason why Long Haochen wanted to give priority to the equipment bought for her before anyone else.

Hearing that these Saw Skates had such powerful horns, it would be rather strange for Wang Yuanyuan not to covet these.

She possessed the bloodline of the Divine Soul Shield, making her able to use it as a weapon, but this was merely a powerful weapon and no more. The Divine Soul Shield had its limits, and Wang Yuanyuan understood that. This weapon certainly combined attack and defense well, but using it in combination with the spatial attribute was really hard. In particular, it would keep gaining in weight when adding spatial crystals. In times of prolonged battles, Wang Yuanyuan didn’t dare unleash her full power. In truth, the bloodline inherited weapon being this Divine Soul Shield was supposed to be used as an ultimate weapon, rather than a regular one.

“Yuanyuan, I understand your thoughts. Don’t worry, we will think of something, and if possible, we of course won’t let go of such a good opportunity.”

“Yeah.” Wang Yuanyuan gave her agreement. Although she was unable to remain calm, at that time, she didn’t say anything more, after all the Saw Skates were really dangerous.

Long Haochen gathered his comrades, “Everyone heard about the benefits of the Saw Skates. It can be said that all parts of it’s body is a treasure. If possible, I wish to take along some Saw Skates. This won’t only be of benefit to Yuanyuan, but also serve to strengthen the Alliance if sold, we will gain from that contribution points, enabling us to get good equipments for the others. ”

Without need for Long Haochen to say any further, everyone had eager looks. At the time of their encounter against the Forest Boa, everyone had the similar thoughts, that since they got the opportunity to encounter rare creatures from ancient times, they were unwilling to let go of their many benefits. The Demon Hunters were beings that grew from the blood of other living beings, and strengthening their power would always remain a top priority to them. They didn’t find Forest Boas, but Saw Skates were now in front of them.

“We presently have to discuss our upcoming course of action. The main points are; first, to us, the most important aspect to emphasize is safety. No matter how great the benefits Saw Skates could bring us, we will have to go aim for them on the premise that everyone is to return safely. ”

Long Haochen was resolute and decisive, because what he wished the least to see was his comrades taking unnecessary risks for the sake of benefits. Thus, he particularly emphasized this point.

Afterwards, his look swept past the side of his comrades. After seeing them approve, he continued speaking, “Then, what follows will be tight planning. Ordinary Saw Skates are already magical beasts of the eighth step, but a Saw Skate King is very possibly going to be just like a Forest Boa King, a powerful magical beast of tenth rank. This isn’t anything we can face in our current state. In case we confront their Saw Skate King, there will be a great probability for casualties from our side. Thus, we can only aim for ordinary Saw Skates for now. To us, the best situation would be the case that this group of Saw Skates doesn’t have a king among their ranks. However, being prepared doesn’t hurts. We have to consider the worst situation. Everyone, give your suggestions. We will make our move afterwards.”

What followed was a time of rest and reorganization, as they discussed.

Although the majority of the group couldn’t recover spiritual energy in the Tower of Eternity, they didn’t use up much before. But after entering the Swamps of Gloom, everyone became tense, and the Tower of Eternity became an effective place for them to relax, and maintain a peak condition for the battle to come.

After agreeing upon the tactics, Long Haochen didn’t bring everyone back into the Swamps of Gloom to carry out their plans, but brought everyone to the second floor of the Tower of Eternity.

Haoyue spread his pair of immense wings, floating on the faintly discernible clouds on the second floor. Everyone was on Haoyue’s back, and the most perturbed was obviously Cai’er, who forgot everything from this place along with the rest of her memories.

Having already come who knows how many times to train in this first floor, everyone was used to training their air battle tactics here. But until the time they left the Temple Alliance, they had yet to pass the two last tests of the second floor. And it was for the sake of keeping training his comrades in air battle that Long Haochen had been putting aside the matter of these last two tests. However, he now came to another decision.

Haoyue was advancing in the sky under Long Haochen’s lead, as the surrounding clouds were swept past his way. From afar, an immense golden sculpture could be vaguely seen.

The checkpoints they passed before wouldn’t reappear, and seeing that sculpture, Long Haochen had Haoyue stop advancing.

Sima Xian raised a question, “Boss, are we going to resume training now? But the consumed spiritual energy is going to be hard to recover!”

Long Haochen shook his head.

Full of disdain, Lin Xin remarked, “Baldie, do you have mud for brains. Don’t you understand Boss’ intention? Boss wants us to raise our strength as a whole. Have a good look.”

Long Haochen didn’t explain further, giving a smile before spreading out the four wings on his back, already flying over. In his hands, the Rippling Light and the Aria of the Goddess of Light appeared simultaneously, and at the time of flight, the look on his eyes became suddenly sharp.

Right before he was at the twenty meters marks, a green light suddenly appeared from nowhere, followed by the soundless appearance of a skeleton in midair.

This skeleton looked quite bizarre, a bit smaller than the Eleventh Holy Guard in build, and had two more wings than Long Haochen on his back. Along with a flash of green fire burning inside of his body, an intense green light rushed forth from him. One could faintly see an intense wind element revolve all around him.

The weapons of this skeleton were also quite special, differing from any existing one. These were two S-shaped daggers, also colored green. On top of the weapons, a pointed cone shape could be seen. Without a doubt, this weapon would really be destructive in case of a direct attack.

A gaudy green flame pulsed severely in his two eyes. His body took almost a mere instant to look illusory. Being very familiar with this skeleton, everyone understood that it wasn’t that he disappeared, but he accelerated to an extreme limit in a small amount of time, ready to let his speed break out completely anytime.

Right, this green skeleton was a soul powerhouse, a powerful entity guarding the second floor. And after everyone reached the second floor, their genuine air battle instructor was him. That was a powerful skeleton with an excellent affinity with wind.

Seeing him, everyone including Long Haochen shivered. They had been in the past abused quite severely by this green skeleton. His monstrous speed remained fresh in their memories.

Long Haochen respectfully performed a standard knight salute in front of this green skeleton, before expanding the four wings on his back, and letting the powerful Holy Fire soar around him.

In the Swamps of Gloom, the eleventh and the twelfth holy guards used their own strength and battle tactics to prove their value, and just like Lin Xin said, Long Haochen already made his preparations to subdue this powerful skeleton which was most likely the Tenth Holy Guard, thus increasing the strength of their team. In front of these extremely fast Saw Skates, the utility of the Tenth Holy Guard would undoubtedly be massive. This was at the core of the plans Long Haochen had in mind. It was something that came to his mind when Long Haochen and his comrades discussed a countermeasure for the situation.

Right at the instant Long Haochen’s body strided forward, the green skeleton made his move.

With an indescribable sight, he appeared at an extreme speed, as if crushing everyone’s scenery the instant he moved.

Even in the previous battle, everyone relied almost only on their instincts and perception when learning air battle tactics with him, because their eyes were simply unable to keep up with the green skeleton’s moves. From this, it could be seen how terrifying his speed was.

With a dim flash of green light, his back faced the back of Long Haochen, following with a standard assassin double backstab aimed backwards, aiming for Long Haochen’s ribs. That green skeleton didn’t even turn back, simply holding his daggers in the opposite direction.

At the same time as he acted, Long Haochen also moved. He actually didn’t attempt to dodge, but aimed a backstab backward just like the green skeleton. Only, his was with a single sword and not two. Before the instant of clash with the green skeleton, the Rippling Light in his left hand was already gripped backwards.

  • F R

    Which are the attributes that exist until now?

    • Gwylon

      As in general elements or Haoyue’s

      • Jonathan Hurd

        For Hao Yue we have: Fire, Light, Poison, Wind, and Ice. He used to have darkness but that got replaced by Light thanks to LHC.

        For confirmed Elements: Fire, Ice/water, Wind, Earth, Lightening, Poison, Wood/Life, Death, Light, Dark, Mental, Spatial, Neutral (Summoners).

        I think that is all of the confirmed elements. I might be forgetting something.

        • Luke Confidential

          Summoners aren’t TRULY neutral. Ying-Er, for example, is Water.

          It’s just that a Summoner’s Vocation has almost zero relevance to their elemental affinity.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I’m almost a hundred percent certain Ying-Er is not water element. It is a pain in the ass to remember which chapter they talked about her element, but by god I will find it!

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Damn this search is annoying to pull off….

            Okay, I am pretty damn sure they mentioned the Summoner element is Neutral somewhere I am just having a bitch of a time finding it since google seems to refuse to search for it. I can however at least pretty definitively show shes not Water/ice….

            “Cai’er’s body was lit in a grey flame, Lin Xin’s in a red flame, Sima Xian’s and Han Yu’s in golden flames, Wang Yuanyuan’s in a silver flame and Chen Ying’er’s in a transparent white flame.”

            From chapter 286 when LHC’s team used the Spiritual Conjoining Pills together and sent all their Spiritual Energy into him.

            If Chen Ying’er is water her flame should of been blue not white.

  • Gwylon

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • ZaX

    Nice, an aerial assassin guardian. Thanks for the chapter

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Okay… when the author decides to speed things up and give us treats he really doesn’t hold back O.o. Now I get to look forward to the fight with Wind Assassin, what the next title means by Death Arts, finding out what the 8th Holy Guard is like, and finally seeing an epic climax against the Saw Skates as well as Yuanyuan getting a new weapon.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    I just realized I’m an idiot and was reading the 9th Holy Guard Weapons as 5 pointed dagger instead of S shaped Daggers…. It makes waaaay more sense now…

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Seemstress

    Herr’s an idea, why not use theTower of Eternity differently to how they have been using it so far.
    Instead of using it to retreat, LHC couls go out and bring an enemy in. He could seperate a single Skate, from the school of fish, making the fight advantagous for them.
    Also herr’s another thought. What if the Holy Guard are God’s Chosen? So far LHC and Cai’er have been the only ones with special wings. But now the 10th Holy Guard also displayed special wings, 6 if I didn’t read it incorrectly. So what if he’s also a Chosen? I findit unlikely, but it could be
    It would also explain how skillful they are. Other than the fact that they are ancient warriors. I hate this in Xianxia, old stuff is often very powerful, people trying to get ancient legacies etc. Why, why does it being old make it better? Anyway, that’s irrelevant. I’d just like to throw the idea out there.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I do like the idea of LHC bringing and trapping someone in his home turf. The big problem i can see with that though is he seems to need to be in pretty close proximity to the person to start the transfer and to concentrate for the transfer as well.

      I am afraid that if LHC tried to forcefully take an enemy and they fully released their power it could throw off the spatial transfer and who knows where LHC and the opponent might end up. The reason I wouldn’t use it on these Saw Skates is I feel they are too fast, vicious, and smart to fall for that trick. Maybe the first time you can pull it off, but after that if LHC approaches one of them the others will probably all out attack him at full speed.

      For the Ancient Technology part. I gotta agree it feels like usually we should be getting better as time goes on not backwards. The big thing I would say to that though is at least in LHC’s world it makes perfect sense to me why the old tech has been lost.

      After the pandemonium of the demon invasion and the all out war between the Church and the Necromancers. I am not surprised humanity lost a lot of its old secrets. A majority of the human powerhouses died and their secrets probably with them. Add in that humanity lost a majority of its territory and cities having to flee for their lives. It is not hard to imagine there will be ruins in different places and forgotten secrets.

      Also considering that before the demons hit humanity was in the middle of a war between itself it makes sense to me that they would try and hide their precious items to stop it from falling in their opponents hands. That is what Elux ended up doing and I’m sure others probably did the same especially if they knew they couldn’t make it to safety from the demons or the war.

      Add to that the fact that currently humanity is living under constant fear of attack and death. It makes cultivating new items and arts a lot harder since a lot of rising stars are snuffed before they can truly reach their maximum potential. I’m thinking of Ye Wushang and the first Scion of Samsara.

      • Seemstress

        Yeah, I had those exact same concerns as I was writing my comment, but I still find it an interesting idea and worth considering. If we could ignore the fact that the transfer could be interrupted, they could just use it on the boss to isolate it and fight it alone. I was also thinking it could be possible for fighting the Demon God, considering it was mentioned he/she (I forgot) is constantly accompanied by some subordinates.
        As for the ancient=stronger argument, yes I agree it makes more sense in this novel, I was just stating it as a gripe I have with Xianxia in general.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Yeah, I think people like writing that ancient civilizations have such great tech because it makes it exciting to have a bunch of random unguarded treasure around for the Protagonist to search for and find. It is a bit silly how so many stories rely on it so much. I do like every now and again where you get different back stories behind why its like that. It makes some pretty good sense in SYWZ. For others I’m not so sure why people just like burying their shit instead of having a kid or two and passing it onto them.

          I think LHC will eventually be able to use the teleport as a weapon, but it will probably depend on his foe. When LHC came face to face with the DGE. The DGE managed to completely cut LHC’s connection to the Tower of Eternity. The 72nd DG is definitely not on the same level as the DGE, but there is a concern that if LHC is too out ranked by the opponent he won’t be able to connect correctly.

          A nice part though is as LHC has grown in power he has started to be able to bring out more of the Eternal Melodies abilities and teleportation has become easier and faster. So who knows. Maybe when he gets around 8th step he will have a good enough mastery to use it as an attack.

          I now kind of want LHC to be like Night Crawler from the X-men and randomly jump out grab people and then disappear with them. Keep doing that over and over. Just having a bunch of confused and scared enemies wondering where their friends keep disappearing, lol.

          • Chimera13

            another thought on it though they have said many times before that most of the materials that these relics are made of have been thought of as extinct or just so rare there was ever only a hand full of it in the first place, so maybe in this newer advanced time sure the tech is higher but what goods that if you dont have quality materials,but like we have seen when a higher tier piece comes into the market its a big deal as there arnt many and they dont trade hands very often, and we have seen a type of handing relics down like with caier’s dagger and LHC’s blue rain was left as a trial, and same goes for Aria, and The giant soul shield, ect.. still doesn’t really explain the reason why the guards are so OP but the fact that they could be chosen ones is a high possibility,

          • Chimera13

            also a little side note about older techniques: and a small history lesson, on how after the Roman empire we forgot how to make concrete/cement, for a while.

            After the Roman Empire, the use of burning lime and pozzolana was greatly reduced until the technique was all but forgotten between 500AD and the 1300’s. Between the 1300’s until the mid-1700’s, the use of cement gradually returned.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I was also thinking about those times. There are still historians that wonder what we had to relearn after the Great Library in Alexandria was burned down.

            There are also the cultural differences of different tribes and people with their research. Historically speaking discovery and creation of technology for us is vastly different depending on the group of people you talk to and what they focused on. Kind of like how Gun Powder changed the game for the Japanese who almost solely relied on swords, or how the Middle Eastern countries had learned how to use telescopes long before the Crusaders came down for their Crusade.

            Before we became such globally connected nations the trade of information was harder and more scarce. Even in our current economy everyone likes to keep their military secrets close to their chest to protect themselves. So it doesn’t seem too outrageous that a good deal of the creation and use of ancient artifacts are not widely known.

            If I remember correctly when the demons came in they wiped out about 90% of all humanity. There were probably quite a few tribes and groups that died before they could safe guard their tech and culture to pass it on to other humans.

            Even now we can see a certain level of secrecy between the different Temples of the Temple Alliance. They have a unifying enemy in the Demons and even now they don’t feel completely safe sharing all their cards with each other.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I think we can probably add a few other potential problems. One big one on the Materials list is not only that they are rare, but you also need to know the places to find them, the method to harvest them, and their purpose. Doesn’t really help anyone if you can’t find a treasure, gather it, or make it into something good.

            All those things you need information. Sadly the mass extinction event of the demons came so fast people didn’t really have time to properly gather up the information. After that they have been in a constant state of war so there hasn’t be a lot of good time to experiment or search. Considering most of the continent is owned by the demons that makes massive search operations pretty impossible.

            Another problem I can imagine from the constant state of war is plain old wear and tear on the weapons or them being stolen. We saw that even on such a Legendary treasure as Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light (which by god needs to make a comeback T.T). They made a pretty big point of enchanting the Mithril Foundation Armors to return upon their owners deaths, but they don’t really have the power to install that on all the best gear they own.

            I would also say considering that Gear is what really makes up the difference between Humanity and Demon Kinds numbers. Demon’s are going to be pretty proactive in keeping good materials out of humanities hands as much as they can. Add in that Demons mostly don’t rely on Equipment and it becomes much harder to get the goods out of them.

  • Seemstress

    I really like the sound of the next chapter’s title. Looks like Cai’er is finally showing off some of her new power.

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much good Totobro!

  • sergioGM

    thanks 🙂

  • Thomas

    Damn i read to fast have got up to date in 2 weeks and i am thinking of mayby joining as a new person for the discusions😉

    • Seemstress

      Well, a regular chapter comes out every 2-3 days. As for the sponsored chapters they come out within 24 hours after being sponsored unless something comes up.

      • leopold1983

        Regular every 3 days and sponsored usually 24 hours after a released chapter.

      • Thomas

        Okay thanks for the info

    • 2weeks not bad

    • AnimeFanxD

      I read from the start to here in less than a week and my finals starts in 2 days… What am I doing to myself

  • Marcel Farias

    Thanks for the chapter!!

  • leopold1983

    As always, Thank you so much for your hard work Totobro!