Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 435

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 435: Devil Snake God and Forest Boa King (II)

Long Haochen was currently not only acting as the eyes of the Tenth Holy Guards, but also his commander. In the mind of the Tenth Holy Guard something resembling a map appeared, indicating the location of all the surrounding enemies detected by Long Haochen. The enemies were very concentrated, but in this thick fog, the environment was more than suited to the powerful wind user like the Tenth Holy Guard. Moreover, these Devil Snakes were in the midst of a large battle.

An intense darkness elemental magic power was surging in the air, originating from a massive pillar that seemed to connect the heaven and the earth.

The massive pillar was thoroughly black, taking root on the yellow greenish water in the swamps. On it, a snake bodied person seemed to stand. This monster occasionally let out a red glint from his eyes

The area several thousand meters radius with this gigantic pillar as core was entirely purified , and in this scope, a large battle was in the midst of occurring.

One robust Devil Snake after another twisted their bodies, overwhelmingly armed with spears, while holding a staff in the other hand, frantically launching devastating attacks against their enemy..

These Devil Snakes used their large tail to move unhindered in these extremely unsteady swamps.

The Devil Snakes were high in number, and their height crossed three meters. This could be said to be the elite of the Devil Snake Clan, with each and every Devil Snake at least at the fifth step.

Their enemy wasn’t willing to give up. The enemy was a dozens gigantic Forest Boas, as well as numerous creatures living in the Swamps of Gloom.

The battle was very fierce. As magical beasts of the eighth rank, the Forest Boas should logically have an overwhelming superiority, but the truth of the situation wasn’t like that. The Devil Snakes were over a thousand in number, vastly outstripping the Forest Boas, and were very well organised, combining offense and defense as one, and their knowledge regarding their opponent was considerable. In case a Forest Boa would fall to the ground, the Devil Snakes would automatically scatter, giving the Forest Boas no chance to swallow them.

That gigantic pillar standing on the swamps was also of massive use. A circle of dark light spread out from him, enveloping these Devil Snakes inside. The powerful elite of the Devil Snakes are equivalent to magical beasts of the sixth rank, and with the presence of a formidable support force, their fighting strength and recovery were all tremendously boosted. With the addition to their numerical superiority, the Devil Snake Kings attacked group of the creatures from the Swamps of Gloom, led by the Forest Boas, and suppressed them to a certain extent.

The battle visibly went on for a long time already, but the ground wasn’t filled with corpses from Devil Snakes. This was because as soon as one died in combat, it would be naturally unable to keep moving in the swamps, and undoubtedly get engulfed due to the natural forces,

On the side of the Forest Boas lied two corpses, hanging onto the vines, retrieved by their own.

However, although the battle was cruel, one could clearly see that the two sides were still in a state of restraint, simply because they both had their greatest powerhouses that had yet to intervene.

On the side of the Devil Snakes, above the gigantic pillar stood a five meter long Devil Snake, proud and unyielding. His thick and hard tail supported his tall build, his upper body looked extremely robust, and on it were a lot of dark blue and red colored symbols. His eyes, one was blue, one was red and had a head bald, with only some dark blue bits of hair forming a little pigtail. On each of his hands was a spear, and his eyes kept flickering, looking into the distance at the Forest Boas.

Beside this sturdy build Devil Snake stood four gracious female Devil Snakes. Their height didn’t exceed two meters, and their body twisted around their tail, and faces were pale white colored. Their most terrifying aspect remained their hair, which actually had the appearance of little snakes. These four female Devil Snakes had their eyes closed, and their eyelids colored in white.

Without a doubt, that very tall Devil Snake was their chief, the last ranked of the seventy-two demon gods, Andromalius.

And naturally, the four female Devil Snakes at his side were the four Medusas under his command.

Although the battle was quite intense, until now, they still had yet to intervene.

Right in front of them, in the rear of those immense Forest Boas lay an entirely jade skinned Forest Boas, with three golden lines on the back, calmly waiting. His body exposed in the swamps exceeded ten meters in height, standing proudly. Nonetheless, when he would occasionally look at the demon god pillar on the back of Andromalius, his eyes would let out some sparks.

A Forest Boa King! That’s one of the genuine rulers of the Swamps of Gloom, a magical beast of the tenth rank, a Forest Boa King.

Although the Saw Skate King is also one of the ruler of these Swamps of Gloom, his territory is far inferior to the Forest Boa King. The Saw Skate King wouldn’t easily leave from his territory, thus his scope of control isn’t large. As long as the Forest Boa King doesn’t go invade his territory, these two will naturally live in harmony. But the Forest Boa King isn’t the same, as the one ruling the vast majority of the territory in these swamps. As long as some place would be formed with swamps, that would almost be his shadow. Unless encountering Saw Skates or other natural enemies, their race was unstoppable in these swamps.

The ominous glint in the eyes of Andromalius was already reaching its peak. To handle these Forest Boas, he had paid a massive cost.

The first to find out about the presence of a treasure here was him. Andromalius knew since long ago about the presence of the Forest Boas in these Swamps. Being fellow reptilian race, he was naturally well informed regarding the other party. Thus,he had come to poach from them once before, but found out by some accident, that the Forest Boa race seemed to be guarding something in there. Therefore, interest rose in Andromalius who somehow wanted to have a look inside. And this was how he crossed swords with the Forest Boa King for the first time.

Ordinary Forest Boas were naturally no match for Andromalius, but being a magical beast of the tenth rank, the Forest Boa King had the strength of a powerhouse of the ninth step, plus this was his home ground. In the battle waged here, Andromalius suffered huge losses, and nearly lost his life. If not for some particular methods reserved for demon gods that he made use of, he wouldn’t have been able to escape.

This matter was not only of a great disgrace for Andromalius, but rose even further curiosity regarding the treasure guarded by the Forest Boas. There was definitely some good things inside, which rose Andromalius’ determination.

Among the seventy-two demon gods, he was only the last ranked of all, and his strength didn’t advance further after reaching the peak of the eighth step. No one would be willing to remain last, so Andromalius was naturally unwilling to give up on such a good opportunity. If there was an opportunity to find some treasure enabling him to perhaps raise his cultivation to the ninth step, his rank among the demon gods would be sure to leap up. Don’t forget that Andromalius has at least his own clan. This made his status still higher than some of the other demon gods ranked among the latter part of the sixties.

Therefore, after returning back and healing his wounds, Andromalius brought some elite among his subordinates to return to the Swamps of Gloom.

However, this time he was rather lacking in luck, and passed through the lake where the Saw Skates were living, resulting obviously in the personal intervention of the Saw Skate King, inflicting once again heavy wounds to Andromalius. The elites he brought were also turned without surprise into nutrient for the lake.

The heavy damage from this setback took no less than three months for Andromalius to heal. The terror of the Saw Skate King was even superior to the Forest Boa King in his eyes, and if not for some extraordinary defensive abilities rewarded by the demon god pillar, he would have already died twice.

Andromalius was still in the end a demon god. After suffering two consecutive setbacks, pondering about the painful experience brought him to plan cautiously his next move. Afterwards, he chose to enter in the Swamps of Gloom dozens times, though not deep inside, to carefully examine the situation in these swamps. He went through several dangerous situations, but as a result got a good understanding of this Land of Death. And after getting a certain grasp, Andromalius once again gathered his elites, this time consisting even of Medusa and his own demon god pillar, aiming for a sure success.

Without their demon god pillar beside, demon gods weren’t different from other powerhouses of same rank. However, they would be absolutely not the same with a demon god pillar. Demon god pillars not only provided a great boost to the demon god himself, but also greatly reinforced his own clansmen. And to the demon god himself, a demon god pillar is close to a trump card. With it on his back, a demon god can bring out 150% of his original strength in battle.

Although Andromalius’ demon god pillar was the last ranked among all seventy-two, it still remained a piece of Epic Tier equipment. This was also what made the visibly stronger Forest Boa King refrain from participating, with the mindset to prevent superfluous harm. This was how massive the sense of oppression that the demon god pillar gave him was.

The Devil Snake Demon God wasn’t the least bit hurried to act. For the sake of eliminating the wings of the Forest Boa King, he endured patiently for so long, waiting for a good opportunity. As for the Saw Skate King, he didn’t dare provoke him at the moment. The underlings of the Saw Skate King were just far too many, and their offensive power just too fierce.

The Forest Boas weren’t few in number either, but didn’t attack in a group, they were scattered all over the swamps. Even the Forest Boa King wouldn’t be able to instantly gather too many of his clansmen for a battle.

When the confrontation between both sides was reaching its climax, a green figure appeared soundlessly on the edge of the battlefield.

Andromalius was extremely prudent, this time bringing his army to penetrate deep into the Swamps of Gloom, with the resolve to accomplish the whole task in one stroke. Would he dare become careless? It could be said that the elite of the Devil Snakes gathered here exceeded the half of the whole of their whole race. Thus, he assigned several dozen Devil Snakes in the outskirts for scouting. In case some powerful magical beast from the swamps were to approach them, there would be time for them to be warned this way.

However, right at this moment, these Devil Snakes responsible for scouting were being quietly assassinated one after another.

Being on the periphery, they had originally no way to receive support from the demon god pillar, moreover when their enemy was that strong, they were easily cut apart.

A Devil Snake standing on top of a tree was vigilantly observing the surroundings, unceasingly sweeping his eyes all around. The dim black spiritual energy on his body was expelling the poison from the swamps, but in fact, he was only able to see in a small area, and mostly had to rely on his perception to examine the surroundings. Reptiles have a keen sense of smell, and this is the strongest aspect in their perception.

  • Kim Lam

    the link to chapter 434 isn’t working

  • AkumaxSealer

    what’s wrong with 434

  • Blaxus

    434 links to the non-existent preview lol

  • Luke Confidential

    434 where?

  • sergioGM

    434? :/

  • Benjamin

    434 was so awesome I read it in the blink of an eye! Best chapter ever! You guys are totally missing out. The author really overdid himself. The hidden meanings in such few words are jaw dropping.

    • Zeth

      Just go to totobro(dot)com(slash)shen-yin-wang-zuo-chapter-434-2
      Add the -2 at the original empty page :b

      • Benjamin

        Thx, I had tried a few different url endings but couldn’t get through.

    • GG

      Yes, i expect more chapters like 434, it was inspiring.
      I feel like having a breakthrough

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much for the chapter Totobro!

  • MangoGuy

    It is really awesome that we are able to see this perception!

  • leopold1983

    For now, to read 434 change the link to 434-2

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Thank you so much for that tip. Really don’t like jumping chapters so was holding off on reading 435 until I could access 434 :D.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    So we finally got the DG Pillars explained a bit wooh! So if they don’t have it with them they’re normal powerhouses. With it they become that much stronger. So there is importance in a DG taking it with them or not.

    Also Andromolous has it with him… Mwhahahaha. What I kind of would love to see is they kill him and throw his pillar into the Saw Skates lake. See if they’ll destroy it for them.

    • Kaarme

      That would not be necessarily wise. This is the weakest of the demon gods. It would be a good lesson to try to fight a demon god with the pillar activated. For such a first lesson, it could be smart to choose a weak demon god, not a strong one. Furthermore, down the road they won’t always have a saw skate lake nearby to get the pillars destroyed for them, so they need to be able to do it by themselves. Again, the best target is the pillar of a weak demon god isolated from other demon gods. This Andromalius in the middle of nowhere is perfect.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Oh of course. Using the Saw Skate King would just amuse the crap out of me, but it would be tantamount to suicide for any party to fuck with him. I would be really happy if they dragged the pillar to him and then used it as a shield from his attacks until it broke. I think the Saw Skate King is pissed enough to kill LHC on sight at this point so I doubt he wouldn’t take the chance, but not sure LHC would be able to maneuver the pillar to take the hit or be able to escape after doing so.

        I think this is definitely a good time and place to see the true power of a DG, but I feel their overall power is still too small to take one head on especially one with a majority of his clan and pillar there. I think if it was just a maxed 8th stepper then I can see LHC having a chance of pulling through, but a 150% power 8th stepper might still be a ways out of his league at just the 7th step.

        There is also the Forest Boa King and the treasure to consider. So I think the smartest move is to weaken both the demons and the forests forces while they fight each other and then watch the final confrontation. At the end LHC comes in and finishes the victor to reap the rewards, :D.

        • Kaarme

          If he’s wise, Haochen will just prepare his popcorn and sit down to watch. The demon god and the Boa King ought to weaken each other considerably. Haochen should only strike when there’s the minimum amount of enemies left. The demon king won’t fight till his own death in any case, so even if the Boa King was to be victorious, Haochen could just ambush the retreating demon king some way away from the Boa King. If the Boa King loses, Haochen would attack when Andromalius is all jubilant and lowers his guard. That would be basic tactics.

          I don’t feel like trying to buy the Boa King’s gratitude would be wise as the forest boas seem to be vicious beasts.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Its definitely in LHC’s best interests to let the two kill each other. If he can get the Boa Kings internal Pill then he should be able to make the body strengthening pill for his entire team and then some. I do like the idea of shaving off some of the bystanders. In worst case it means he fulfills one more mission before retreating. In best case it will decrease the Demons power and make it a more intense battle between them and the Forest creatures.

            All in all I gotta say this is probably the most unlucky DG we have seen yet. First attempt meets the Boa King. Second attempt meets the freaking Saw Skate King O.o. Third attempt… Meets LHC and Austin Griffin, hahahaha.

          • Kaarme

            Indeed. I almost pity this demon god. He’s trying so hard to rise from the position of the weakest demon god, but, alas, his fate is sealed.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you very much for the double chapters!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    So I think the name of this excursion for LHC should be ‘Lets see just how rich we can actually become!’ If he manages to use this battle of the Forest Boa King and Andramolius to kill both of them and then take whatever the hidden treasure is then god is he going to have a haul. They will have enough boa pills for everyone, more contribution points than probably a lot of Emperor DHS’s and Saw Skate bodies to make armor out of… O.o.

    • Kaarme

      Can you make an armour out of saw skate bodies? I believe it has been said multiple times they have terrifying offense but weak defense. It seems like their body parts might make better weapons than armour.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        I think they mentioned that the Saw Skates have very tough bodies since they have to survive two different kinds of energy inside themselves. I’ll go check the description in the story again…

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Found it! So from chapter 426:

          “First of all, given that the body of a Saw Skate had the ability to sustain the constant surges of the two elements inside, it was a lot stronger than ordinary magical beasts in toughness. Of course, this remained beyond compare with a freak controlling so many elements as Haoyue.

          The toughest part of a Saw Skate wasn’t its horn, but the center of its back, with three silvery white layers of skin, making it extremely tough.”

          The reason I think they say Saw Skates are weak in defense is that all their energy is focused in attacking. They basically follow the best defense is a good offense approach. Their bodies though to survive the humongous energy and power they are channeling for that offense need a pretty decent defensive strength though.

          So their bodies defense is good its just they don’t reinforce it with energy to defend they pour it into attacking.

          • Xias

            Use the Saw Skate hides to make a leather armor for Haoyue!
            Then add to his 5 own attributes he will also have a resistance towards the spatial attribute from the Saw Skate hide.
            And since the Saw Skate hide also has the wind attribute he can use his wind attributed energy to flow into the hide and partially transform into the spatial attribute using the dual-attribute of the Saw Snakes.
            With that only earth and darkness attribute would miss for him to gain allround resistance. XD

  • Eve Evita

    I haven’t read this because i’m saving up for later lol XD but it looks really good.. thank you for the chapter as always!

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter ^^

  • Allstarall

    body twisted around their tail.

    That is either wrong, or my imaginative abilities are weak, cause I can’t picture that with a humanoid body.

  • ZaX

    Thanks for the chapter

  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro!

  • Sage Verdurous Sea Turtle

    thanks for the chapter!