Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 446

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 446: The Secret of the Aria of the Goddess of Light (III)

The feeble Haoyue immediately returned to his original world. And now, Long Haochen started to finally understand why the Demon God Emperor attempted to look for him in the past. That was because his power was a threat to the very root of the demons, given his capability to destroy demon god pillars.

Making a fist with both his hands, and holding them tight, Long Haochen turned back to look at the comrades behind him.

“We won!”

“Yes, we won!”

Long Haochen extended his right hand, and Sima Xian, Han Yu, Lin Xin, Wang Yuanyuan and Chen Ying’er placed theirs above his, one after another. Cai’er looked a bit hesitant, but still placed her tender hand above Chen Ying’er’s in the end. Long Haochen than added his hand hand on top of hers. Then he suddenly gave out another loud shout, “We have won!”

The pain he had these days seemed to have all been vented out, and gripping Cai’er’s hand, he let the feelings that have been constrained in him burst out at once.

In front of his comrades, Long Haochen always showed his serious self, so this may be the first time he showed such an impassioned side. Only now did the others present beside him realize that this young knight that had been pulling them forward had still yet to reach his twenties.

The exuberant mood didn’t last for too long, and after a temporary stir of emotions, Long Haochen returned to his usual calm and composed self. In a deep voice, he said, “Everyone let’s rest and regroup by the entrance of the cave, before going to explore it. After this, we should leave this place as fast as possible. We don’t know whether the other demon gods will show some reaction from the destruction of one of their seventy-two pillars. This place is definitely not suited for us to stay.”

Everyone nodded at these words, returning to the cave to gather. The one who needed the most rest was Long Haochen, who sat down and focused on his cultivation, surrounded by the others, who were all resting on their own. Although the battle that just happened was short, everyone was mentally exhausted to different extent. Now that they could relax and let their guard down a bit, exhaustion immediately washed over them. Perhaps this exhaustion was piling up ever since the day they entered the demon territory.

The four holy guards were standing outside the cavern, calmly gazing afar. At this moment, due to the descent of the goddess of light and the destruction of the demon god pillar, the air in the Swamps of Gloom seemed been cleaned and have some fresh air. At least as far as the eye could see, the misty poisonous fog dispersed, and in this scope, the air even carried some the fresh taste of sunlight.

The Swamps of Gloom returned to their calm, and although this Land of Death wasn’t so rich in breath of life, the aura of death once reeking was at least concealed by all the mud. The power of great nature was just that great and terrifying. Be it humans or demons, all living beings only seemed to be part of the food chain.

Long Haochen didn’t rest for too long, and after roughly half an hour, his eyes were already open.

“Sima, guard the entrance along with the ninth, tenth, and twelfth holy guards. If anything happens, have the tenth holy guard enter to inform us. The others, follow me.” Standing up once again, Long Haochen immediately gave these orders,

The reason for having Sima Xian stay was simple, the aftereffects from the Purple Godly Thunder still had yet to disappear. And if something happens inside the cave, he will have difficulty to respond.

Sima Xian nodded, then gripping his Gigantic Ball of Light, he sat on vines near the entrance of the cave. The ice specialist Eleventh Holy Guard then appeared and accompanied Long Haochen’s group inside the cave.

The reason to take the Eleventh Holy Guard along was simple, first for his knowledge and experience, and then because a lot of his abilities were control-oriented.

Long Haochen was the vanguard, with Han Yu and Wang Yuanyuan on his two sides. Lin Xin, Chen Ying’er, and the Eleventh Holy Guards were in the middle, and finally, Cai’er was in the rear.

Although danger didn’t have high odds to appear on the rear, Cai’er still remained a close quarters fighter no matter what one would say. Given that her control over her abilities was growing with time, with her on the rear, Long Haochen would also be able to relax.

The greenish black vines lingered continuously, stretching without end.

But to everyone’s astonishment, these vines seemed to be issuing a mild light. For this reason, while coming down, the cave wasn’t dark.

The whole interior of the cave didn’t look smaller as it kept stretching, and remained well proportioned from beginning to end. The inclination wasn’t important either. The deeper they went, the light produced by the surrounding vines was instead even brighter.

With a faint flicker of green light, Long Haochen felt a bizarre feeling grow in him.

From the beginning, when he entered that cave, in his heart was feeling some resonance. Of course, he couldn’t possibly know about the identity of the treasure inside in advance, but this feeling of closeness felt like it came from its element.

The Mirror Image Treasure Pig McDull gave him the information about this place from a rather far distance, which signalized that the treasure had some attunement to light. And when they baited the Devil Snake Demon God inside, Long Haochen had already a clear feeling that the information relayed by McDull was right, that this place contained an overwhelming existence of light.

At the time they were at the entrance of the cave, although the light element didn’t feel overwhelming, it still contained an extreme purity. It didn’t have the slightest impurity, which showed hardly any difference of level with Long Haochen’s own attribute as a god’s chosen one. It was only that this light attribute appeared a lot gentler than Long Haochen’s, without any offensive vocation.

After entering the cave, Long Haochen didn’t feel any existence of threat. However, the battle against the Saw Skate King serving him more than enough of a warning, no matter what the situation was, he stayed extremely vigilant. The battle against the Devil Snake Demon God and the Forest Boa King opened his horizons even further. In battle, strength was very important, but scheming also played an important part! For this reason, although the cordiality he felt from the cave kept getting stronger, Long Haochen didn’t become careless. While spreading out his senses, every step he took was extremely careful and minute, and deliberately increased the distance separating him to his comrades behind.

McDull was already put down by Chen Ying’er, running in the front. Though, he wasn’t as careful as Long Haochen, and advanced with his eyes twinkling, swinging his plump legs forward. Seeing him now, who would guess that this little guy would be actually able to imitate the appearance and aura of the Demon God Emperor?

A soft light spread out in the air, and the surrounding vines gradually became colored in the same jade color as the Forest Boa King. The whole cave had this dazzling look.

“McDull, slow down a bit.” Chen Ying’er called him out suddenly from behind. But instead, McDull suddenly accelerated, running forward swiftly. The way forward suddenly curved, forcing a left turn at the corner. Like that, all traces of McDull’s figure disappeared.

Long Haochen who was standing at the front of the group, naturally an intense start. The four wings on his back spread out abruptly, and traced an accurate golden arc at the arc of the curve, chasing after McDull. If the Tenth Holy Guard was here, he would definitely have exclaimed in admiration from the flight control of Long Haochen.

When everyone turned at the curve, they immediately stopped their steps, and the same went for Long Haochen. McDull was already grabbed in his arms, but in front of them appeared an overwhelming scene.

McDull kept groaning in Long Haochen’s arms, letting out sounds akin to moans, visibly excited. Long Haochen’s expression looked somewhat blank, because the scene before his eyes was really too stunning. Could that so-called treasure be…

At this time, the surrounding vines were already golden due to the reflection, and as soon as they took that turn, everyone immediately sunk into that golden ocean.

The intense light essence was totally devoid of impurities, and a soft and gentle golden radiance assaulted their eyes, sinking inside, and giving off an inescapable cozy feeling.

This feeling was really wonderful, especially for the light element wielders Long Haochen and Han Yu. Long Haochen tolerated it well enough because his own spiritual energy was originally an existence of this grade, so when bathing inside, he only felt that the thin golden mist was echoing with himself. Han Yu’s senses being very sharp, he felt his internal spiritual energy boil violently, rinsing him of his impurities. Forcefully restraining himself, he still managed to stop himself from getting affected while groaning.

They were already at the end of the cave, where they found out that the intense light essence was an existence that Long Haochen absolutely didn’t expect to see.

Reaching the end of the cave, it suddenly became enormous. The owner of that dazzling golden light was unexpectedly an immense snail.

The shell of this snail was over five meters long, and that glowing light was dispersed from that shell. Outside of its body glowed a translucent brilliance, while its inside was full of faint golden colored specks of light. Two long and soft horns were swaying around it, and it had a pair of pitch-black eyes. Also looking blankly at Long Haochen’s group, its look especially stagnated on Long Haochen.

Its shell was indeed really beautiful, forming a close to perfect round. Circles of spiral patterns were gathered horizontally on it. Neatly organized and elegant, it seemed to be an infinite surface of reflected bright light. On its center lay a protrusion.

Although that was no more but a snail, Long Haochen and his comrades were all certain that it was the first time they had seen such a beautiful magical beast in their lives. Its beauty even surpassed a Starlight Unicorn in Long Haochen’s mind, as if it was a part of light.

“So beautiful! What kind of magical beast could that be?” Chen Ying’er muttered lightly. She asked the question present in everyone’s hearts ,be it Long Haochen or the rest of the group, no one felt any threat from that existence.

However, that large snail didn’t see them that way. As if sensing Chen Ying’er’s amazement, it let out a swishing sound and retracted itself in its shell.

  • Belkar

    Thank you and happy new year!

  • Psyside

    heh amazing. Cant wait till he tells the aliance. WE KILLED A GOD PILLAR and every one goes WHAT???? HERES A FREE PROMOTION you are now a titled Demon hunter group xD I can so see that happening now. Cheeze their way up a rank or something

    • Jonathan Hurd

      That would be amazing and hilarious, but also be skipping king and Emp grade so maybe a little too much for their current level. Besides I think being titled will eventually happen. What could help currently is opening the vaults and getting a ton of treasure/secret techniques.

    • Kaarme

      In a sense they are now bigger than any titled team. No titled team ever has destroyed a pillar before. If this is made public, they will be a titled team no matter what, after a fashion, known as the first pillar destroying team. If they can make it back to the human lands to tell the tale, they are already the stuff of legends that school kids everywhere will be taught about.

  • Psyside

    Oh god imagine the points they get for killing a pillar

    • Kaarme

      Who knows. Nobody has ever destroyed one, so there’s no precedent for any points reward. In the first place destroying all 72 could mean winning the war for good, or to be realistic getting rid of most of them might do the trick already. Is this previously unimaginable achievement really something that’s only worth a few points? All demon hunters are receiving those same points all the time, so there’s nothing amazing about them. In my opinion they should receive something more unique and memorable.

      • Maracas

        it wont be wise… if the hqs are smart enough, they will completely wipe out all relations to that mission with lc, demons having spies inside guild hq i dont see it impossible (seems you dont need to be part of the system to see who pick whatever quest)

        but again emperor demon god already knows his ‘best friend’ is out there with the scion of light, in their continent breaking havok

        • Kaarme

          They need at least a private party. Imagine you were a young person who, risking your life, achieved something countless others, including your idols, had only dreamed of before, yet your superiors only told you to shut up and forget the whole thing. It would be enough to make a lesser man switch sides and join the demons. Or alternatively change the aforementioned leadership by force.

          • Maracas

            private to the point only lc, his team and the very vip people of the alliance should know about.

            what happened there is too huge to make it public… heck it is like a new military team killed by accident a leader of isis, and cnn and bcc show their names, families and above all what they are going to do next… (perhaps not the plan but the missions is enough information to make some guess), all of them wont pass the rest of the year…

            dont get me wrong they should receive a big damn fat reward, but it will be easy as hell to relate that mysterious reward with the destruction of the pillar

            for the record the alliance have done some big aberrations that could have self-destruct them… (main example is dagger of samsara user, heck caier not going rampar was pretty much because of lc… else there shouldnt be an alliance by now…)

          • Jonathan Hurd

            My guess about what will happen is that the Alliance will announce to the General Populace that the 72nd DG pillar has been destroyed. They obviously won’t say who did it specifically, but that scream from all the pillars was too big to not raise questions. It also can be used as a rallying cry for humanity.

            I think the official announcement would be, ‘It was pulled off with the brave efforts of the Alliance and its soldiers.’ Maybe mentioning it involved the DHS’s, though that seems like it would be pretty obvious.

            LHC and Co are getting some kind of reward for this at the end of the day. My personal feelings are also that just Contribution Points is not much a reward for LHC and Co considering how many missions they just completed. The other problem with just money is as was mentioned before. Even with a giant amount of money that doesn’t mean you have the actual items to sell.

          • Psyside

            To be fair Contrib points are better than money in the aliance. But the rewards for this will be fucking massive.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Contribution Points are definitely better than money. The only problem I can see though is as they mentioned way back there is a limit on the supply of stuff to buy with these points.

            They are probably going to be drowning in points already considering how many things they just killed. I feel like opening the treasury is probably for the best considering the sheer achievements they are bringing back here.

            Even if they give LHC a free Mithril Foundation Armor its not like anyone of the 7th step could win against him at this point anyways. Even if we don’t include Hao Yue or Yating I think he stands a seriously good chance of just beating anyone alone considering the sheer equipment and training advantages.

  • Norwegian Viking

    is it just me that wonder how lhc is gonna explain the skeletons/holy guards to han qian?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Not sure why he would bother explaining them. I mean they didn’t even really play a big role in the Pillars destruction. The biggest contributors was the Boa King and Hao Yue.

      • Norwegian Viking

        but the recording device thing that is used to confirm that they did the mission and showing how many demon kills for extra contribution points will show them and that was what i was thinking about

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I think you might be a little confused by the mission to the Howling Cavern mission. That was a reconnaissance mission which they wanted the cave explored and information. For that they gave LHC a video camera crystal to record everything with and turning that recording in was was the mission requirement. The current missions for LHC and co were all Slaughter missions so no real need to record that. The Alliance seems like they don’t care how you kill the demons just that you do, :D.

          The Demon Hunters themselves have a magical tile that is made of a special metal. When they kill a Demon it gives them contribution points and records them automatically. The alliance is pretty much hands off on knowing how you do the mission. Of course Han Qian is probably going to demand an explanation of how a bunch of teenagers, who don’t have an 8th stepper on their team, killed a DG, but that is more to keep him from having a heart attack than official alliance business, lol.

          They want to respect the Demon Hunters secrets. If the Demon Hunters showed other people their tactics and secrets there is a higher chance of word getting out to the Demons. Even fellow Demon Hunters are not supposed to ask about other Squads secrets since no one knows if a person will get captured by the demons and tortured for information, or is completely trust worthy.

          In the story thus far there doesn’t really seem to be a way to cheat the Contribution points system. So for the most part there isn’t really a reason to question how people got their contribution points. This is especially so considering that people can trade items, sell services, or even wager bets for contribution points. Even if they could getting found out would basically mean immediate disbanding so it would probably be pretty stupid to try.

          • Norwegian Viking

            ok,thanks for explaining, i thought they were kept watch on all the time

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Np. I do think LHC will eventually be forced to show the Holy Guard in front of the Alliance during some huge battle, but by that point I feel like LHC will have so much clout they can’t excommunicate him for it. The sheer talent and achievements he has started building up are probably going to help with that part.

            At this point he is currently on good terms with the heads of the Warrior, Knight, Priest, and Assassin temples. He also has on his team the grandchildren of the mages/summoners temple. He also ended up becoming the Hero for the Priests temple. So he is kind of golden as far as reputation in front of all of them, lol.

  • MangoGuy

    snail? is it mad snail?

    • nadyvina

      now I know why TDG does not have updates! TwT

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter and Happy New Year 🙂

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro!!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Thank you for the Chapter Toto and hope the hangover is better by now :D.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    A Light element snail that is apparently more beautiful than a freaking Pegasus/Unicorn. Okay you have my interest again story. Please for the love of god let this mystery be explained >.>. There are already to many things I want answers to I don’t need more.

    • nadyvina

      hahaha another thing to add to our list! xD

      • Jonathan Hurd

        No! He doesn’t get to add more till I get some answers! T.T….

        • nadyvina

          mmmm I think the new mistery is if that snail was the Boa´s King lover…

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I will admit that is one mystery I’m happier leaving unanswered, lol.

          • nadyvina

            ahahaahaha we will confirm that it was the BK food…xD

  • Oddmoonlight

    Is it just me or does the title say ‘447’ while this is supposed to be ‘446’? When I checked the previous chapter it’s marked ‘446’ while it’s the ‘445’ chapter.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Not just you. Nice catch.

    • leopold1983

      Non you’re right. I don’t think we missed chapter 445. It’s a typo it should say chapter 446 not 447. I wanted to ask about it too.
      And I too asked the typo to be corrected on the previous chapter tittle.

      • fixed, sorry

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Np. Keep up the good work Toto :D.

        • leopold1983

          No worries, no need to be sorry.
          It’s also a way to entertain the reader. The early ones being proof reader 🙂

  • sergioGM

    thanks 🙂

  • Kenneth McPhee

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro and happy new year !

  • guy smiley

    “And it never came out again. We left very disappointed.”

    • nadyvina

      no no no Haochen is just too gentle for it to not come out to greet him! xD hahaha

      • Jonathan Hurd

        It doesn’t seem to dislike LHC. I think it was just scared by the others. So LHC will probably have everyone else back up a bit and then it will probably come out.

        • nadyvina

          yes, I´m already reading something like that…I mean waiting something like that :3

  • nadyvina

    Ohh I knew it should be some living creature! hohoho now what will happen? it will turn out in another spiritual stove for Haochen (just kidding but why not? xD)…maybe a contract with Haochen, because OF COURSE it will be Haochen´s!

    Now, what happened with the DGP´s fragments??? did they just leaven them there?? or let it lost in the swamps? Not edible for Haoyue?

    And then, so sad that Cai´er did not put her little white hand under LH´s hand! TwT…

    • nadyvina

      I just read the preview, and that was hilarious thinking that the beautiful snail could be the Boa´s King lover! hahaha (but, well love is just unexpected anyway xD) but then I´m just more sure about the snail being it´s food!

      • Jonathan Hurd

        That part is just weird, lol.

  • ZaX

    Escargo? Thanks for the chapter