Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 466


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 466: Warmth (I)

Long Haochen continued, “After killing the Snake Devil Demon God Andromalius, we faced his demon god pillar, trying our utmost to destroy it. Its toughness was really beyond our imagination.”

Sheng Yue smiled, “That’s for certain. You don’t have to feel discouraged about that. In the past, many Titled grade Demon Hunt Squad attempted to destroy a demon god pillar without success. Ai, it has been six thousand years, and the matter of the seventy two demon gods leaves us the most helpless. This is the core strength of the demons. As long as these annoying pillars exist, the demons will never truly die. You don’t have to be so sad. In the future, when you are strong enough, we will think of some way. Unfortunately, the only person with possibility to destroy a demon god pillar, Scion of Samsara died too young back then. Otherwise, maybe he could have caused a miracle.”

Long Haochen gave a serious response, “But we succeeded!”

“Succeeded about what? What? Succeeded you saying?” Sheng Yue jumped in surprise. With his thin build, this jump simply seemed like an ape’s.

Long Haochen continued, “We succeeded in destroying that demon god pillar, to destroy it thoroughly. In this world, there won’t’ ever appear another Devil Snake Demon God. And it’s even hard to say for sure that the Snake Devil lineage will be able to survive.”

Sheng Yue had his eyes wide open, staying still for over ten seconds in his posture.

“You… Are you saying this for real? You actually destroyed a demon god pillar? No, it can’t be. This hasn’t ever happened before. Even if you are extremely talented, especially gifted, with your current cultivation, how could you possibly destroy a demon god pillar? This absolutely cannot be.”

Seeing Sheng Yue’s abnormal look, Long Haochen revealed a pained face, “But great-grandfather, we just did it. And this is the reason why the Demon God Emperor made capturing me the reason for this Holy War.”

Sheng Yue’s irregular breathing lasted for several minutes before calming down, “Are you saying that you have an extraordinary ability enabling you to destroy demon god pillars.”

Long Haochen nodded, “It can be said so. But it’s not me, it’s my magical beast companion, Haoyue. I believe my comrades should have realized that Haoyue is an abnormal magical beast. Until now, no one has been able to tell to what race he belongs to. But he has an extraordinary ability, that doesn’t seem to be of much utility against us humans. But it is very destructive against demons, especially demon god pillars. Haoyue consumed his life force as a cost to help us destroy that demon god pillar. If I am not guessing wrong, it’s precisely because the Demon God Emperor guessed the threat Haoyue represented to the demon race, that he demands me from the Alliance.

Haoyue and I are bound by blood. As long as I die, Haoyue would hardly survive alone.”

In the 64th Demon Hunt Squad, it was impossible to say that no one had noticed this detail. Merely, everyone was feeling very confused, and approved his explanations after realizing this bit.For a moment, the atmosphere became extremely serious.

Without doubt, having obtained the ability to destroy demon god pillar was a tremendous asset to the Temple Alliance. But now demonkind started all out Holy War. Would the Temple Alliance even have the strength to resist it? No one knew. The war was just a premise, the two parties were still at the stage of preparing their forces.

Over the past six thousand years, although humanity kept recuperating, they were in the end only occupying a part of the continent. The strength of demonkind also kept increasing, and they had no issue of fertility. While humans were amassing strength, how wouldn’t demons do the same? In particular, higher ranked demons were far more than six thousand years ago.

Currently, Long Haochen and Haoyue’s emotions were as stirred as one might imagine.

Sheng Yue went in a deep state of reflection. From the point of view of the Alliance, handing over Long Haochen would undoubtedly give them the opportunity to keep recuperating. But afterwards, would they get another opportunity to acquire the strength to destroy demon god pillars? This was hard to say. And to protect Long Haochen, the Alliance would have to incur the rage of demonkind. After all, for the prosperity of their race, any ruler of the demons in these circumstances would spare no cost to kill Long Haochen and Haoyue.

A long time later, Sheng Yue had a difficult tone, “Boy, you shouldn’t let this out. This will very possibly make the situation unfavorable to you. Understood?”

Long Haochen retained a calm smile, “Great-grandfather, there’s nothing unfair. I cannot go against my conscience. As I said, I have no way to hand over Haoyue, he’s my good brother. All I can do is speak the truth and leave it to the Alliance to decide. No matter what decision they come to make, I have no complaints. Great-grandfather, please lend me a room. Before the Alliance comes to a decision, I will be staying in the Assassin Temple.”

Sheng Yue shut his eyes, waging war against himself deep inside. Having a good resistance to greed, what he hated the most in his lifetime was to encounter things going beyond his grasp. Without doubt, Long Haochen brought such a situation before him. He was unable to anticipate, how reporting this would result the Alliance’s decision. When it pertained to the life of the millions of inhabitants of the Alliance, no one would be able to predict what the final verdict would be.

“Great-grandfather…” Cai’er’s voice suddenly sounded out, taking the shape of a dreamlike ringing shout. Long Haochen had a chill, looking beyond belief at Cai’er’s direction.

Cai’er’s look was just as lifeless, taking one step after another toward Sheng Yue.

Opening his eyes, Sheng Yue directed an astonished look at Cai’er. That was his great-granddaughter, that he was naturally the most familiar with. Cai’er’s call seemed strange, greatly different from before.

“I… I just remembered. You’re my great-grandfather. Great-grandfather, father, mother… What about my father and mother? Why, just why didn’t they come to save me? Why?”

“Cai’er, what’s up with you?” Sheng Yue looked shocked, seeing Cai’er in such a state.

Long Haochen hurriedly stepped forward, joining Cai’er’s side, “Cai’er, did you just remember? Remember everything?”

“Why didn’t you come to save me… Why?” Not paying Long Haochen the slightest bit of attention, she only repeated these words. She continued to have a lifeless look, but tears kept flowing beyond control on her face. This sight was truly painful to see.

Long Haochen completely forgot about his own matters, looking at her, embracing her in a hurry.

But the current Cai’er was intensely stirred up. Her eyes were filled with despair and coldness, looking fixedly at Sheng Yue, in total daze.

“Why? Just why did you throw me there? Why did you do this to me, you all knew…” A close to hysterical voice came out from her mouth, making everyone very tense.

Pu. Long Haochen softly hit her vitals, causing Cai’er to faint on the spot, her face still streaming with tears.

“Just what happened?” Sheng Yue was dazed at his great-granddaughter’s final question.

Long Haochen held Cai’er in his arms, wiping the tears on her face carefully, “That’s my fault, I didn’t manage to protect Cai’er…”, he told Sheng Yue how she lost her memories. Of course, he didn’t mention everything related to the Tower of Eternity, only mentioning that he had no other choice but to bring Cai’er out of the siege, having no other choice but to interfere in her awakening.

Hearing Long Haochen’s explanation, Sheng Yue remained speechless for a while. He knew that this could absolutely not be blamed on Long Haochen. Who could predict Cai’er’s sudden awakening? Long Haochen already did his best. Although he didn’t tell the details, one can imagine that when surrounded by so many Demon Hunter Remover Squads, managing to break out was already a great feat.

“Go. First return home for now.”

The home Sheng Yue mentioned was inside the Exorcist Mountain Pass’ office palace. Sheng Yue’s home was located there instead of being in the Assassin Temple. As the chief of the Exorcist Mountain Pass’ military, his home was in a courtyard at the back of the office palace. Sheng Yue didn’t put only restriction on the liberty of Long Haochen’s group, only letting them stay here. Then he told Long Haochen that the matter would be reported to the higher-ups, so for now he had to wait for any information from the Temple Alliance.

At the time Sheng Yue said that to Long Haochen, he already thought through that matter thoroughly. This was the Exorcist Mountain Pass, and his territory. If the Alliance decided to hand him over, couldn’t he just let this boy go? Everyone had their own personal reasons when they acted, and he was no exception. At the time he caught sight of Cai’er after her loss of memories, Sheng Yue’s frame of mind changed completely. For the first time, he recognized his own mistake. For the sake of the Alliance and the Assassin Temple, Cai’er was subject to unbearable pain, to the extent that this memory would be the first to come back.

A pain etched in her bones.

If he didn’t let her take the inheritance of the Dagger of Samsara, would Cai’er have to experience such pain? And this time, will Long Haochen be be sacrificed for the Alliance? Sheng Yue couldn’t do that. He already made the thorough resolve that no matter what, he will protect Long Haochen and Cai’er.

The whole 64th commander grade Demon Hunt Squad lived there just like that. Although the Holy War’s large shadow was enveloping the Exorcist Mountain Pass, Cai’er’s home was extremely peaceful.

That day after Cai’er sudden emotional breakout, she finally ended up getting knocked out by Long Haochen. After waking up, her mood gradually pacified. After a few days of rest, everyone was gradually making sure that some of Cai’er’s memories were back, but these were only a few memories, when she was three or four years old. It was evidently from the stimulation of the Exorcist Mountain pass, and the deep impression left by her great-grandfather Sheng Yue, that finally stimulate a few memories in her. Although this was only a small part, it was undoubtedly good news.


  • leehar

    Thanks for the chapter. It’s been a long time since I commented, even though I used to be the first to comment when the first chapters were being released 3 websites ago (was it tototrans back then?)

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • LydiaD

    Thank you for the chapter! I can’t wait for Cai’er’s memory to come back in full. Her powers will be epic!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Rovi Evangelista

    Thanks

  • kekkojoker90

    Thanks

  • gilson

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Kaarme

    Just needing to debate this matter of whether to hand Haochen over or not would be pitiful. Let’s hope for an immediate, unanimous vote to defend all humans against the demon threat, not humans selectively placing some above the others, some as expendable. If they can’t even defend a single life, how could they defend a million?

    In the end the very fact the demons sent such an ultimatum is a good sign. After all, if the demons were absolutely sure of their dominance, they wouldn’t bother to ask for anything, they would simply invade and look for Haochen by themselves, while subjugating all the human lands at the same time.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      It is a pretty tough choice honestly. While it seems bad to sacrifice the few for the many. Sometimes those choices have to be made. It might seem very noble for everyone to go down with the ship that would mean the extinction of humanity.

      On the other hand LHC and Hao Yue have power enough to destroy a Demon God Pillar. The first lasting blow the Demons have ever suffered. If humanity gives them up now how long before this chance comes again? Even if it comes again will they just hand that person over once the demons get wind of the new threat. Admittedly at some point you gotta make a stand.

      The biggest problem I can see is that the Knight, Warrior, and Assassin Temples aren’t going to back down from defending LHC. In the worst case Scenario if the decision to hand over LHC is forced this might completely destroy the Temple Alliances unity. If that is the case it might be smarter to fight together and bet on the hope LHC has brought. I mean if the Demons are initiating a war like this that means they are definitely worried.

      • Kaarme

        The other temples ought to realise that losing the Alliance would be worse than betting on defending Haochen. If the Alliance collapsed, wouldn’t DGE choose to seize the opportunity, especially now that he has to worry about the World Destroyer? Fighting against the unified mankind would expose more pillars for destruction.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          I feel like throwing LHC to the wolves would effectively end humanities chances at this point even without it destroying the alliance. While the demons are pretty strong they would only inevitably get stronger. Add in that the humans Demon God Slayer squad is basically on its last legs. This is probably the perfect time for humanity to fight. Send the Demon God Slayers out in one last big bang.

          Besides if they lose LHC, who was supposed to be the one to replace the DGS, they really have no one to match against the DGE. So without him and adding the DGE is already at the pinnacle of power. Humanity would soon fall if LHC is lost and they wait a few more years for the DGS’s to die.

  • leopold1983

    Thank you for the chapter bros x2!

  • Zeth

    Thank you very much Totobro and second Bro!

  • Jonathan Hurd

    Thanks for the chapters Toto and Totobro.

    God Cai’er is finally remembering! That means we might finally get to see her participating in combat again…. WOOH!

    Also I know its been a while but I am hoping to high hell that this war will finally force LHC to use necromancy…. Also since shit is getting this serious he might finally be forced to accept every bit of power he can get his hands on. Which probably means more holy knights! WOOH!

    • dreamer

      What about use a spell to resurect himself? He died to prevent the war, then revive after DGE go back.

      I know, usualy the caster need to be alive, but yesterday I found a character in a game that put resurrection buff on itself, so why not? Hahaha…

      Or the alliance can start the creation of a new temple, the necromancy temple. 😀

      • Kaarme

        Restoring necromancy officially would be difficult. It has such a bad reputation after centuries of vilification that nobody would easily accept it, unless they were on the brink of destruction.

        Haochen dying once and immediately resurrecting would only make things worse once DGE noticed. And of course he would notice unless you planned for Haochen to retire and live quietly ever after. DGE would feel like the humans were tricking and making fun of him.

        • dreamer

          About tricking DGE, of course he will be mad. But if that can delay the holy war, why not? Its about give up hope or start a holy war after all.

          I think delayed the war is still a better choice.

          Yes, I think a lot of people still hate necromancy.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Problem with just killing LHC off and reporting that is no one is ever going to believe that. The other problem I can see is that we’re not sure the DGE’s goal is killing LHC. He just demanded LHC be handed over. That could mean hes trying to take LHC into the fold and take out Hao Yue in one go. With how much damage LHC has done I think there is some pretty good merit in trying to convince him to join your side.

            LHC can’t and shouldn’t be used to fight against humans, but the DGE’s plans only start with taking over the Temple Alliance. His overall goal seems to be conquering different dimensions. LHC is less than 20 now and the DGE is basically almost a God. That means LHC has plenty of life he could be useful for.

    • Kaarme

      Haochen is nicely going down the slippery slope already. His hypocrisy can only last as long as things go smoothly for him. As it is, he’s already heavily relying on necromantic tools, the tower and the guardians, so his real virtue is gone as it is, in any case, he’s just maintaining pretences as long as he can.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        Personally I still argue like the Snail did that being a Necromancer doesn’t immediately mean your evil and corrupted. I mean out of the three previous Scions of Light Elux was the only Scion who didn’t take the option of eating his partner like the other two did. Just because they were all Scions of Light didn’t mean that their power couldn’t be used for evil. Just because Necromancy involves souls energy doesn’t necessarily mean it can’t be used for good.

        Imo, Elements are just Elements. They don’t dictate how you act or what you do. I mean hell Cai’er has the freaking Element of Death already so her entire power is basically the same energy as Necromancy. No one really talks about her being corrupted by that.

        I think in LHC’s mind currently what he has been doing is using Tools from Elux. The Tower and the Knights aren’t really LHC practicing Necromancy. The Tower is used as a transporter, safe haven, and training grounds. It also absorbs Soul Energy whether LHC wills it or not so not really any direct Necromancy on LHC’s part with that. The Holy Guard actually have their own thoughts and personalities. They were also raised by Elux and not LHC. So it is less LHC practicing Necromancy and more like he got a few more teammates.

        LHC has all the tools, the energy and the knowledge to use Necromancy. The only thing really lacking is the will. The moment he decides to take that final step and embrace Elux’s inheritance is what I have been waiting for all this time. When he does though I don’t feel like that means LHC has fallen from grace or anything like that. I think that is looking at morality as being a little to binary. LHC can still be the upstanding Knight who fights to protect his friends, family, and humanity while also using Necromancy to further those goals.

        To me it seems weirder not to take up everything you can get your hands on to protect those you love. I mean look at what the humans currently use. They already use the dead bodies of demons. The Magic Crystals of those demons. The Weapons scavenged from long dead humans, and in McDull’s case even the appearances of those self same demons. They are effectively desecrating the corpses of their foes and grave robbing their ancestors. Is using the soul of your enemies somehow worse than using their bodies to help you kill their friends?

        • Kaarme

          It’s Haochen’s hypocrisy. It’s like some mafioso boss saying he has never had any use for a gun and doesn’t carry one, while his mansion is guarded by armed troops and he’s always accompanied by a couple of gun wielding gorillas. Sure, he personally might not use a gun, but he’s still taking advantage of them 100%.

          And no, you don’t need to tell me about why he should just accept necromancy. I have been a part of the faction supporting it ever since they found the tower. Why, I’m a person who picked necromancy back in NWN, despite it being more of a handicap in that game (although it made the story funnier). I’m old friends with necromancy!

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Necromancy Number 1! Necromancy Number 1!, lol.

            To me personally there are definitely lines that should not be crossed to still keep your honor. For me the Divine Dragon and the guy who defeated him crossed that line. They betrayed their closest friend. Killed him and used him in a stupid bid for more power and longevity. Compared to something like that Necromancy doesn’t really seem that corrupted of a choice to me personally.

            I also understand the sophistry of saying LHC is refusing Necromancy, but at the same time he takes advantage and has made the choice to use Necromantic Artifacts. The author has definitely mentioned how LHC has struggled with that decision and it has been somewhat torturing him.

            My biggest worry personally is that he is shouldering too much by himself. I’ve really wanted this fighting arc to be over so LHC can go out find his father and have at least one authority figure he can trust with all this information. This whole being the start of the Holy War is not helping for LHC’s mental situation.

          • Kaarme

            Very true. I’d hesitate to say he’s still a kid after all that has happened, no matter his absolute age, but he could still use a more experienced person he could trust unconditionally.

            However, more than that, his folks still haven’t met Haochen’s wife! I reckon they might have heard about Cai’er, but that’s different from meeting her. Of course it would be better if Cai’er regained most of the lost memories before that.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • ZaX

    Good to know he’s not willing to give them up. Thanks for the chapter

  • sergioGM

    Thank you!!