Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 460

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 460: Forbidden Earth Spell? (II)

However, this deathly stillness increased the sense of fright engraved in the demons. After all, after crossing the Demon Resisting Mountain Pass, they will be in human territory, where they have no way to predict what they will encounter. They had originally thought they had concealed themselves pretty well, and didn’t expect the enemies to find out about them so rapidly. This feeling of being under attack was really hard to bear. They would prefer to confront the armies of the Temple Alliance head on, rather than being confronted to some unknown enemies watching over them and that could attack at anytime.

The Fiend King was very calm, showing his worth as a good commander for this army. This was a role that only strength wouldn’t suffice to bear, especially knowing that on the demon side, powerhouses of the ninth step are definitely not few. This Fiend King didn’t show signs of his anger, only calmly observing the surroundings, keeping the rest of the group in his sight. He was the commander of these troops, their brain.

In fact, in cases of large scale battle, his presence would affect the efficiency of the team by at least three times .

At least the time to pour out a small cup of tea passed, while no signs of movement occurred except for the sudden arrival of the previous ambush.

An ice-cold chill hit the face of the Fiend King, who finally guessed what they were up to. Although he wasn’t certain that those who attacked them were a Demon Hunt Squad, scouts with such individual strength were definitely not numerous. And the people from the other side were definitely a small number, trying to stall for time, for the Exorcist Mountain Pass and the Demon Resisting Mountain Range to prepare to some extent.

“Stop defending, and march forward at full speed.” The Fiend King gave this next order with conviction. Then the remaining scouts also returned, bringing news that no large group of humans was found.

Without the cloaking ability of the Demon Envoys, they had no more obligation to keep advancing slowly. The wisest remaining choice would be for them to pass through the mountain at the fastest speed possible. As long as his group manages to inflict a serious blow to Temple Alliance by annihilating Exorcist City, the Demon Resisting Mountain Pass would be unable to stop the advance of the rest of the demon army.

The purplish black radiance serving as magical defense was slowly revoked, for the sake of preserving spiritual energy. But the Hell Demons and the nearby Demonic Bears once again showed their amazing coordination. After terminating the spell, each of the Hell Demons went straight on the shoulder of a Demonic Bear, letting them proceed forward to easily pass through the ravine in the depths of the mountain range.

Right at this time, the Fiend King suddenly had a bad premonition. This was his natural instinct, which grew with his increase in rank. This was unrelated to one’s race, nor to one’s strength.

Despite not sensing any fluctuation of spiritual energy, this was the first time for him to sense such a fatal danger. Abruptly, he howled, “Stop there and focus all of your energies towards defending!”

At the same time his shout came out, the scene changed entirely.

The demon powerhouses who all heard this order from their commander couldn’t help but be puzzled. But before they could react, a massive oppressive force appeared in front of them. Just like a tall mountain wrapping their thoughts, it appeared to push them down under its control.

They were all standing on the side of a mountain, which unexpectedly slowly shifted to their direction without any omen.

Because that shift started slowly, they didn’t realize that phenomenon until a large amount of crushed rock finally started to present a terrible threat, when falling towards their direction.

Dawn was still nearing, but the sky remained just as dark. Under the pitch-black curtain of the night, an even darker large mountain peak fell at startling speed, coming with irresistible force despite its slow speed. And this whole process only took a few minutes.

If their few powerhouses were to put their whole energy into fleeing they would certainly be able to escape this. But this was an army, and not a small Demon Hunter Remover Squad.

The soldiers numbered five thousand, and a large mountain peak over two kilometers long was pressuring them down. This was even more frightful than some existing forbidden spells of ninth step.

The expressionless face of the Fiend King immediately became pale. He never expected these humans to employ such means. They had actually toppled over a mountain, turning it into a terrifying weapon.

No matter what degree his strength reached, he couldn’t possibly withstand a whole mountain! Among all demonkind, the only one who could accomplish that was perhaps the Demon God Emperor.

Therefore, he could only give the order to retreat, sparing no cost to step back from this hurdle.

The Berserk Demons standing in the front fled at frantic speed, heading back, followed by the Grand Fiends that also showed no hesitation to use their wings to escape the danger zone.

But what about the Demonic Bears and Hell Demons in the middle of the formation? Hell Demons could perhaps rely on magic boost to gain some speed, but the Demonic Bears, demons with ultra powerful defenses, clearly lacked speed. Without need to even precise that their two sides were filled with other friendly forces, they couldn’t possibly withdraw rapidly.

The mountain falling from the sky would not wait for them, and kept falling down regardless of their reaction! At the time its massive body fell, the Fiend King of the ninth step who relied on his superior spiritual energy to bring a few dozens Demonic Bear outside.

That loud explosion nearly shook the whole Demon Resisting Mountain. Without regard to their demon race, all the demons in the range of the terrible seismic waves were sent flying. Under the raging seismic waves, although they were all elites of the demons, such terrible seismic waves were in no way easy to bear for them. Only the Grand Fiends, gifted with the ability of flight, were better off. But they were only better off for a short instant.

The toppling of a mountain peak, how frightful was that? The violent explosion coming along, with the massive weight, caused landslides in the seven surroundings mountains. Who knows how many stones of over three meters diameters fell as a result, as if this was the reaction of the god of the mountain, frantically smashing these debris over the demon army.

At the time of the mountain’s crumble, a golden glint was soaring in the sky, floating in midair helped by the four wings on his back.

On the toppled mountain underneath, a yellow flow of light surged, flashing back to its chest, and its aura disappeared instantly.

This was a genuine landslide! This was the first time for Long Haochen to see such a awe-inspiring scene. Although his trust in the capabilities of the Ninth Holy Guard was high, he wasn’t quite expecting that he would be given such a pleasant surprise.

He actually made a whole mountain fall? To the demons, this was no less than a fatal blow.

While evading the huge rocks in the air, Long Haochen’s face was brimming with an uncontrollable smile. No matter how steady he is as a person, not showing excitement in such a time was inconceivable. At least two thirds of the Demonic Bears and Hell Demons were crushed under the rocks, and even those who could escape this fate by a fluke would simply be subject to the most terrible and direct impact from the seismic waves.

The loud explosion even propelled the distant Long Haochen away, to say nothing about those bearing the impact at close range. The demon elites from this army ought to be all crippled.

“Haha…” Long Haochen laughed heartily, before suddenly coming to a stop. With a flash of golden light, his figure then disappeared in the sky, heading for the Tower of Eternity.

Almost at the same instant as he disappeared, a dark golden glint flashed through, the next instant the loathing and enraged Fiend King appeared.

A human? Could this human have come alone? No, this can’t be!

The damage that occurred just now was catastrophic in the eyes of this Fiend King. His troops were simply sent to death before the main assault even started. The damage caused by that great mountain to his army was simply indescribable. Of such a massive mountain peak, although half was sent straight in the ravine, the remaining amount actually propelled to its sides. If it was him alone, perhaps he could drill a cave in the mountain using his domineering spiritual energy, but only he was at the ninth step. That wasn’t the case for his subordinates.

Ever since this army was set up, it was under his control. All the powerhouses forming it were selected very carefully, and went through a strict training. The only one in control of them was the Demon God Emperor, but at the time he integrated it, he wasn’t a mere Fiend King anymore, instead becoming the second legion corps chief subordinated to the Demon God Emperor. But these absolute elites commanded by him were inflicted fatal losses without even spotting the slightest human force. This was beyond a mere disgrace. This was an incomparable failure. The guilt from such a loss was simply unbearable!

Who was that enemy in the end? How did he disappear without a trace? What kind of ability could that be? His fluctuations of spiritual energy were visibly weak. Could he have made use of a forbidden spell scroll? But he’s a light element user! To cause the collapse of such a large mountain, at least a magic scroll of the earth element at the ninth step would be needed.

At the time Long Haochen disappeared, he clearly had a burning hot sensation over his chest. This signified the absorption of powerful souls into the Tower of Eternity through the Eternal Melody. And they were naturally from the army of demons…

After appearing without any trace in the first floor of the Tower of Eternity, he couldn’t refrain from bursting out in loud laughter.

No matter how strong you Fiend King are, and how valiant your elite army is, let’s see how you will keep launching your attack on humans.

  • Kaarme

    That should recharge the tower’s batteries splendidly.

    From the beginning the Holy Guards were demonstrating to Haochen & Co that finely tuned skills, experience, and broad knowledge are just as valuable as the champion’s sheer power level. This was just an utmost example of how those three factors can multiply the effect of the power invested in the action.

    This also further illustrates what kind of a place the ancient world of Elux’s era was before the fall of humanity.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Well all the Holy Guards are top ranked 9th step powerhouses who were considered worthy of standing by the God’s Chosen one Elux. Sure they have shown that they have great skills, but that was while being restricted to the 7th step. This spell right here is probably the first taste we’re getting of what at least the first 9 of the 12 Holy Guard can do at full power.

  • sergioGM

    Thank You 🙂

  • leopold1983

    Thank you Totobro!

  • ShelfCloud

    Thank you very much for the chapter! And I am very glad that you are back.

    BTW, where can we see the donation queue? I can’t find in anywhere or am I just blind?

    Haochen has to think up a really good excuse for the alliance. Going by what was said in the last chapter a spell that can move a mountain is not known anymore in their time. I am not sure if they will believe that he used a scroll for a feat like that.

    • Kaarme

      It doesn’t look like the Alliance had anybody guarding those mountain passes, so what they don’t know won’t hurt them. He can just tell the Alliance there were a few hundred demons sneaking around, and he luckily could cause a landslide to get rid of most of them. Or he can decide to say nothing at all, and leave the Alliance bosses puzzled, should they ever learn anything happened up in the mountains.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Honestly he could say that he and his team picked up a rank 9 Forbidden Earth Spell Scroll in some ruins during their trip. At the end of the day who cares how they did it. The fact is they did it and alliance doesn’t need to know their secrets.

        • Kaarme

          I think that whole only 9th rank spell is Haochen overthinking it. The Alliance has no idea whatsoever what happened, so they can’t ask specific questions unless Haochen himself reveals too much.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Well looking at the aftermath… You gotta give them some reason why a mountain fell on the demons and how one DHS managed to drive off an entire Elite Demon Army filled with basically only the top 5 Demon Tribes peeps. Either way it should be fine. I mean the results speak for themselves. If that group of Demons snuck up on the Exorcist Mountain pass there wouldn’t be any humans left to defend it.

          • Kaarme

            Most of that army is under a kilometer of rock. Nobody’s going to dig them out from under that mass, so they might as well never have existed, meaning Haochen could report the enemy force much, much smaller than it actually was. No matter what Haochen says, the Alliance has no choice but to go with it. He could even say the demons brought the mountain on top of themselves accidentally, after some clever provocation from Haochen.

            However, it’s psychologically believable for him to instead expect the worst. That’s how the human brain sometimes works, especially for the young and inexperienced (not inexperienced in battle but in politics and such). He should just say as little as possible. This wasn’t a part of their mission anyway. No need to report every single demon they met on their way.

          • ShelfCloud

            I am afraid that it is too late to tell the alliance that it was only a small army. A few chapters ago they send Han Yu ahead to inform everyone what is coming. He will make sure to tell them exactly how big the army is. They need to know what they would have faced so that they could prepare properly. Furthermore he has his Demonic Eye with him which has the recorded pictures of the demons. So I am pretty sure they know what was coming and that is why Haochen needs such an good excuse.

          • Kaarme

            Huh. I had totally forgotten such a thing. I guess that was the prudent thing to do, not to worry about his own secrets. Now he’ll just have to tell them he’s going to keep his secrets.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            The other thing is that he really shouldn’t lie about the scale of the force to the Superiors. This is vital information they need to know.

            They need to know that the Demons invested a force this large to try and take the Exorcist Mountain pass. They also need to know the demons have taken a blow that large.

            I can agree with withholding the method used to deal with it, but withholding the true scale of the attack could cause some major problems down the line. The Alliance needs to know how close the Exorcist Mountain Pass came to annihilation so that they can rethink their defense structure and make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.

            The other important thing is this is one of the most aggressive moves the Demons have made to date. This shows a drastic change in the Demons attitude of a war of attrition we have seen thus far. If they were willing to try and knock over one city they might try it with another one. The Alliance needs to know to be on full alert.

          • nadywing

            I don’t think that there should be any explanation, remember back then when Long Haochen led the other into the Goddes of Nature Temple? Well, he did explained what he did but didn’t explained how he did it, keeping his methods…

          • Jonathan Hurd

            If I remember correctly he never actually leaked that he snuck his teammates into the Illusory Paradise. He put them back into the Tower of Eternity before truly step into view of the waiting powerhouses. The Knight who was with them also promised not to spill. So technically the only people the humans confirmed going into and coming out of the Illusory Paradise was LHC, Caier, and the Knight who Wang Yuanyuan is now courting.

            They did report all the events. They just left out the members who participated in the events, :D.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the new chapter 🙂

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro!!

  • guest 4321

    Many thanks for your highly anticipated return 🙂

  • Anto Wibowo

    A mountain!
    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Yorkshire

    Earth spirit OP pls nerf

    • Raizerr

      dota 2 OP

  • Rovi Evangelista

    Thanks for the update!

  • ZaX

    The demons saw Mt. Tai and it crashed. Thanks for the chapter

  • leopold1983

    Haha, so happy to see you guys back here! Finally some comments to read and kill the time before the next chapter! Totobro Fighting sounds a bit cliche …
    But well glad to have a little routine back xD

  • gilson

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • LunedOlivette1

    Honestly, I’m hoping Long Haochen becomes an antagonist. It’s not like the world is so black and white like humans are good and demons are bad. Haochen would be that character that realizes that perfection does not exist and sometimes the world will brand you a demon for saying otherwise. I am hoping for that kind of development. 😆