Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 448

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 448: Starlight Divine Beast, Divine Snail of Sun and Moon (II)

Among Starlight Divine Beasts, Divine Snails of Sun and Moon have a very special status. Close to a thousand years after the Gigantic Divine Dragon first appeared a Divine Snail of Sun and Moon appeared. And at the same time appeared a human, just like master and you. With the Divine Snail of Sun of Moon acting as his shield, he finally killed that Gigantic Divine Dragon, and starting from that point, humans finally started to reveal their brilliance, starting the process of unifying the whole continent.

“A human like me?” Long Haochen’s eyes flashed with light, “Are you saying that it was a god’s chosen one?”

The Ninth Holy Guard lightly shook his head, “In the ancient times, there wasn’t the appellation of a god’s chosen one. Humans were like magical beasts; it was only after ruling over the world that they started getting praised as an existence of higher grade. If this was the ancient times, you would be called a Starlight Divine Beast.”

“Eh?” Not only Long Haochen, but the members of the whole squad cried out in surprise.

The Ninth Holy Guard stating that Starlight Divine Beasts were god’s chosen ones of the Goddess of Light was something no one expected. It was no wonder that Long Haochen had such an amiable feeling upon entering. And after coming here, they all started to have the feeling that the aura spreading out from that Divine Snail of Sun of Light seemed similar to Long Haochen’s. The level of purity of their spiritual energies didn’t differ by much, and in some sense, they were similar existences, only belonging to different races.

Lin Xin murmured, “Then, if I eat a piece of your meat, would I evolve?”

The Ninth Holy Guard instantly became ice-cold, “Want to harm Master? Just die!”

Lin Xin hastened to clarify with a smile, “I’m just asking out of curiosity, nothing more”

The Ninth Holy Guard shook his head, “It’s only by eating master’s whole body that you would be able to inherit the blood of the starlight divine beast.”

Cai’er suddenly remarked, “Let’s rather call them god’s chosen ones. Really, the term ‘beast’ sounds so unpleasant to hear.”

At the time, the Ninth Holy Guard who wasn’t affected by any of the others, looked at Cai’er, fear started to appear in his expression, as he gave a nod while looking down.

Meanwhile, Long Haochen seemed to have put his thoughts in order, “So to sum up everything you just said, there had been in the past a gigantic dragon with a supra divine tool in his possession, who managed to eat up a Divine Snail of Sun and Moon after killing it, thus becoming the Sacred Gigantic Dragon that ruled over the continent for over a thousand years. Then, it ended up being killed by a chosen one of the Goddess of Light like me, which established the foundation for the unification of the continent by the humans. Right? Then what about the third a Divine Snail of Sun and Moon?”

The Ninth Holy Guard replied, “When the third time one appeared, the continent was already under human rule. The Divine Snail of Sun and Moon having found out about the surprise attack against it, no one managed to pierce its defense, until it escaped. The one we are seeing today is very possibly the same one as back then. Since I never heard of the appearance of another kind of peaceful divine beast appearing.”

Wang Yuanyuan murmured, “Sounds like the times Divine Snails of Sun and Moon appeared announced a transitional period before a change of rule in the continent. But the only exception was the third time. Now, the timing of appearance of this Divine Snail of Sun and Moon happens to coincide with our destruction of a demon god pillar. Doesn’t it signify that the demons are going to perish under our hand?”

Although Wang Yuanyuan only said that, everyone had a feeling of excitement when hearing her. At least, this was a good omen. And furthermore, the Ninth Holy Guard didn’t seem to contradict this conclusion.

“The third time a Divine Snail of Sun and Moon appeared preceded the start of the war between the humans and master.”

For a moment, everyone went silent, and Long Haochen immediately reacted at the Ninth Holy Guard’s words, “Are you saying that the Holy Necromancer who set up the Tower of Eternity, Slumbering Calamity Elux, was one of the leaders of the necromancers who opposed humans in that calamitous war.”

The soul of powerhouse pulsing in the eyes of the Ninth Holy Guard suddenly became burning hot, giving a serious reply, “He was indeed their leader.”

From these simple words, everyone was shocked. Didn’t that mean that Elux was precisely the main culprit of the calamity that befell upon humanity, the chief of all necromancers, that ruled over their group? Then, it was no wonder that the Tower of Eternity would be that formidable, so things were like that.

Long Haochen’ lips were pursed tightly, and the blood in his cheeks became clearly visible, clearly showing his unstable state of mind.

Everyone was able to understand his current mood. Despite being a knight, he had been leading his comrades to gain the graces of a sinner against humanity, one who brought the previous human catastrophe, nearly causing the extinction of humanity. And it was precisely because of that catastrophe that human suffered a large blow after which followed the dark era that lasted for six thousand years. How was it something Long Haochen could bear so easily.

The silence lasted for a long time, before Long Haochen gazed at the others, “We cannot change what already happened. But in the future, we cannot keep going the same way. I have come to the decision that in the future, we won’t go to the third floor of the Tower of Eternity and further. Sorry everyone.”

Saying that, he bowed down before the others.

These words carried two meanings. First, he wanted to give his apologies and take responsibility, having gained the graces of this necromancer, and then, because of the decision he came, to stop bringing the group to train in the Tower of Eternity.

The other six from their Demon Hunt Squad instantly broke away, none of them able to bear Long Haochen’s bow.

Han Yu supported Long Haochen, “Boss, don’t be like that. The fault doesn’t lie with you; we knew nothing of that in the past! Moreover, everything you did was done with the team in mind. You aren’t in the wrong. We will support your decision with our all. And you know, we haven’t done anything that would benefit the necromancers, only gaining some favors. In the other hand, we have already gotten rid of one demon god pillar. From everything we have done, we can have a clear conscience. So much, that we can claim ourselves to be worthy of standing on the same ground as our compatriots.”

Han Yu’s words were categorical, as he tightly gripped Long Haochen’s arm. If Long Haochen could be treated as a sinner for humanity, then who in this world could be called worthy?

Taking a deep breath, Long Haochen gave an earnest look to his comrades. His tense face gradually eased up, and after letting a sigh, he declared, “We are going.”

“Master, that Divine Snail of Sun and Moon…” The Ninth Holy Guard reacted with eagerness. No matter in which era, a Divine Snail of Sun and Moon was an absolute treasure! But seeing his expression, Long Haochen actually looked willing to let go of it.

Long Haochen replied calmly, “The Forest Boa King is already dead, so it doesn’t have any more enemies. Maybe living in this land of death is the safest place for it. According to your words, it is, like me, a starlight divine beast. How could I harm it? All I can do is to hope that it will give humans its blessings in defeating demonkind, so that the continent recovers its shine.”

The matter of the Tower of Eternity had been a fatal blow to them, but more importantly, after knowing about the antecedents of this Divine Snail of Sun and Moon, his already non-existent desire to get it was reaffirmed. Not wanting to get into trouble on account for possessing a treasure, Long Haochen came to the conclusion that he did not have the ability to protect this Divine Snail of Sun and Moon. Although his cultivation wasn’t low anymore, compared to true powerhouses, he was still lacking very much. As for eating this Divine Snail of Sun and Moon after killing it, that was something he didn’t even give the slightest thought to. First of all, Long Haochen wouldn’t harm a magical beast that is no threat to him in any way, but even if he had the intention to harm this one, he wouldn’t possibly be able to put himself through that act.

Without a doubt, the Forest Boa King wracked his brain quite a lot after discovering the Divine Snail of Sun and Moon laying here, but didn’t gain his desired recompense. Otherwise, he would be rather closer to the bearing of a dragon king.

Seeing Long Haochen go away, his comrades followed with no hesitation. The current Long Haochen was actually at his weakest state of mind. Now was the time that he needed the help of his comrades the most. Even the greatest scrooge that Lin Xin was, didn’t give a single glance to the Divine Snail of Sun and Moon.

The Ninth Holy Guard was standing at the back. At the time he turned his head back, giving a look to the enormous Divine Snail of Sun and Moon before glancing at Long Haochen, the soulfire in his eyes started to pound suddenly. Who could be indifferent upon seeing an existence such as a Divine Snail of Sun and Moon here, voluntary letting it go? Even his past master Elux would never have been able to do that.

Thinking back about Elux, the body of the Ninth Holy Guard started to shake, as if remembering some terrifying experience. Then, he lowered his head in sadness and followed the others outside.

“Actually, in this world, there is no real correct thing to do, and no absolute mistake. Even during those days, the calamity of the necromancers was just a big shame. The ones who restored humanity finally ended up framed as their greatest enemies, exterminated by their hands? Who wouldn’t be sighing when hearing this?”

An unclouded voice suddenly resounded in the midst of the vines, making Long Haochen almost react instantly, taking out his two swords.

The Divine Snail of Sun and Moon that came out of its shell at some point, had a pair of pitch black eyes, gazing at him. His look was very gentle, and a pair of soft horns appeared above his head.

Long Haochen was in shock, “Were you the one who spoke?”

The Divine Snail of Sun and Moon nodded at Long Haochen, as if it was a human, “Right, it was me.”

Long Haochen turned his head back, and his comrades reflexively stood in guard around him. What a surprise was it to see the Divine Snail of Sun and Moon speak in human language.

Long Haochen directed an ardent look at the Divine Snail of Sun and Moon, “I don’t understand your words.”

The Divine Snail of Sun and Moon gave an enthusiastic reply, “One’s innate talent isn’t something everlasting. Everything one gets after birth is bound to affect it somehow. The same goes for the chosen Scions of Light, they can also get affected by the vices of the external world. Even the purest heart in the world can get infected.”

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • BannedDueToRudeness

    so…since when can snails talk?I mean..even make sounds? ALSO, that snail is a reincarnation of Absol!! get it?

    • Absol-utely

      • BannedDueToRudeness

        Very punny!!

        • They call me my little punny nowadays

          • BannedDueToRudeness

            hahah!! I see what you did there XD

  • Jeferson Lucas

    Thank you Toto. I’m enjoy this arc a lot.

  • GuyWitTheFace

    Thank you the chapter

  • Rishabh

    Thanks for the chapter Toto! Really enjoying this arc. Kudos to you for taking the time to translate!

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Thanks for the Chapter Toto :D.

    Just a little thing…

    “Close to a thousand years after the Gigantic Divine Dragon first appeared a Divine Snail of Sun and Light appeared.”

    “With the Divine Snail of Sun of Light acting as his shield, he finally killed that Gigantic Divine Dragon, and starting from that point, humans finally started to reveal their brilliance, starting the process of unifying the whole continent.”

    “And after coming here, they all started to have the feeling that the aura spreading out from that Divine Snail of Sun of Light seemed similar to Long Haochen’s.”

    In each of these the ‘Divine Snail of Sun and Moon’ gets kind of called ‘Divine Snail of Sun of Light’ or something…

    • Thanks, fixing that!

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Np. Really long titles can sometimes get confused :D.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Also Toto… Just a question about the preview, but when you say ‘Expect the chapter out this Tuesday’ as expect it this ‘Thursday’? If you want to release a second chapter today that is fine by me, :D.

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Okay, I will just say I don’t mind if the Divine Snail of Sun and Moon doesn’t follow LHC. As long as he dispels LHC’s hatred of Necromancers… PLEASE! If for nothing else than letting him get the remaining 8 Holy Guards…

    • nadyvina

      I knew you would go crazy about it! I was just so surprised that I went mad at the decision too! I was like “damish god 9th HG!” and then after rereading I was “what the heck..oh what? who said that? ohh damishh thanks beautiful and wise snail for talk, from now on you will be my fav magical beast!”

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Lol, welcome to the ‘Give Necromancy a Chance’ club. You can be vice president, haha. The snail will be the clubs Mascot Character.

        • Luke Confidential

          Sorry Jonny, I took the vice spot months ago.

          Nady can be our secretary or perhaps our enforcer.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Okay, but I’m keeping the President spot. You guys can go fight it out for VP if you want. I will be over here petting the Mascot….

          • nadyvina

            OHH no no thanks! I´m the President of “Give the DGE a Chance´s club” I´m in love with him anyway hahah and our Mascot is Haoyue hahaha sorry that is a bad joke ahah but I really love Devil Dragons, I´ll be the enforcer of the “Give Necromancer´s a chance” xD Though I am the one who support them like the good ones since the beggining…hahaha

          • Kaarme

            Was there someone here who didn’t support Haochen’s chance to put necromancy to good use? In the first place it would be strange to introduce something significant like this in the story and then abandon it.

          • nadyvina

            mmm the thing is not just supporting Haochen using his Necromancy knowledge, but supporting the Necromancers as the side that was not the cause of humankind falling (supporting them to be the good side, you know)

          • Kaarme

            You can’t have a war without two sides, so necromancers will still bear some responsibility, no matter what. It’s also hard to believe they wouldn’t be guilty of much considering it was just a single faction that could alone oppose the whole future temple alliance. In retrospect the temple alliance could still save mankind from total annihilation or enslavement when the demon attacked, so it wasn’t totally rotten.

            It would be amusing if the other temples were supporting some plan that ultimately resulted in the demons being able to invade the world, of course without knowing it. The necromancers would have opposed the plan. So, the other temples decided to get rid of the necromancers and proceeded with the plan. But I don’t expect the history to be this dramatic and ironic, although it would explain why the temple alliance made the necromancers look like evil incarnates, out of shame.

          • nadyvina

            I don´t think that would be posible, it is true that humanity being disable to respond to the danger represented by the demons was because of the war btw BC and Necromancers, but the demons did not came just after the war ending, there should have been one hundred years or something in btw; and being an accident the arrival of the demons at that time, there could not have been a previous plan for their invasion.

            The Temples were formed after the war with the remain of mankind power, and Necromancer were oppositors to BC, but all of that were something apart and before demons came, and even the Aliance was just in seed form, it just was formed after they realized that they can´t fight the demons with their own temple´s force alone.

            It would be good to know why the Necromacers were portraited as the worse…

          • Kaarme

            It’s not hard to guess why the necromancers received such infamy from the BC. The easiest way to unify people is a common enemy. The easiest way to divert people’s attention from internal problems is an external enemy. The easiest way to justify draconian regime is to explain it’s necessary to defeat the plans of a greater evil. So far we have only seen the “official truth” that Haochen subscribed to his whole life.

            We see these things happening in our own current world all the time.

          • nadyvina

            yes, but what exactly are those things that Necromancers are acussed of…

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Good to know. If someone starts talking shit about Necro’s I’ll be sure to sick you on them… mwhahahahahahahaha!

  • sergioGM

    thanks 🙂

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro!!!!!!

  • ZaX

    So maybe some history of Elux comes to light. Thanks for the chapter

  • Alex Drake

    Oh man. The truth about necromancers and the war is about to come to light! This snail has just shot up in my ranking of characters

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Finally a character that actually tells us about some background… its a miracle!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    I do have to say I am really hoping the Snail tells LHC about the history of Necromancers. Only thing I want to see more though is having LHC try to explain to Alliance Higher ups and his dad that he found out the true history of the Necromancers from a Magic Light Snail. I think that might get him weirder looks than if he tells everyone he actually destroyed a DG pillar, lol.

  • nadyvina

    “Actually, in this world, there is no real correct thing to do, and no absolute mistake. Even during those days, the calamity of the necromancers was just a big shame. The ones who restored humanity finally ended up framed as their greatest enemies, exterminated by their hands? Who wouldn’t be sighing when hearing this?” Jonathan, this is light! finally…and and and and Am I right?, actually it was not the Necromancers the Calamity and the reason for it to appear, but to be Elux´s shield? ahhhhh What was that…that corrupt Elux pure heart? will Haochen´s heart be corrupted too, is Haoyue one of the reasons?? hoooooooo I want to read moaaar…xD

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Ye Xiaolei was worried that if LHC got Elux’s final Inheritance that would lead to LHC being corrupted. I think though if LHC finds out that Elux was trying to save humanity and fell. Knowing LHC’s character, he might actually start working his way to the top of the tower to try and save/help Elux. I mean how often do you get the chance to help a living legend who fought for humanity?

      I do wonder what corrupted Elux’s heart. I swear to god if they say ‘Necromancy’ I am seriously going to cry… T.T. I highly doubt that being the case though otherwise I don’t think Elux would have tried so hard to find a successor or accepted LHC if he regretted his decision to be a Necromancer.

      To me I think LHC is probably pretty safe from corruption currently. Thanks to his Dad basically beating the knights code and image into him from birth. He also has a pretty solid moral back up with his friends and Teammates. So I am not too worried that he will be corrupted.

      • nadyvina

        mmm We are not talking about right now about Haochen getting corrupted but in ten years or so…I don´t think he would be corrupted anyway but being in great danger of being corrupted, just you read before how his hatred affected him in going berzek venting his anger.

        And I don´t think that Necromancy is the thing that corrupted Elux, it may be some of those things that we have already talk about before…heheh I really hope that Haochen grow fond of Elux and the Tower of Eternity after the Snail-sama explanation…(that is just too much to expect but wishes are just that xD)

  • Kaarme

    It’s a fact of mankind’s history that after a war is over, the loser is always made to look like the real villain of the whole affair, regardless of the truth. Back when I wrote that the temple alliance could have simply got rid of a competitor too strong, the necromancers, and then painted them with vile colours afterwards, that was just pondering the issue from a general point of view of how humans act. It’s excellent if this sagacious snail reveals us the details of what happened in those dark times.

    In this chapter we saw once again how Haochen is still just a kid, no matter how powerful he has got or how much he has achieved. Like a kid he’s immediately ready to judge abstract or historical things as pure black and white, light or dark, without giving them the benefit of doubt. At least he’s not always so eager to judge living people and monsters so quickly.