Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 474

Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 474: A letter coming from the frontlines (III)

Long Haochen and Han Yu had the qualification, besides Long Haochen being a god’s chosen one, they made the unprecedented accomplishment of destroying a demon god. This feat alone bestowed them the qualification.

After coming out, Han Yu was informed that Long Haochen was, against all expectations, still inside . Learning this, he chose to cultivate behind close doors without hesitation. One of the condition Yang Haohan gave him was to become a Mythril Foundation Knight. Although he already learnt all the abilities at the sixth step, his spiritual energy was still far from the ten thousand units.

Yang Haohan came to observe Long Haochen who knows how many times, but his expression wasn’t as calm as the beginning, on the contrary it started to show some worry.

The Holy War had been going on for three months already. The Dragon Resisting Mountain was subject to enormous pressure, and as Divine Knights, both Long Tianying and himself joined the battle long ago. Just two days ago, he was in a large struggle against the demon god of death Saminaga. In terms of cultivation, Yang Haohan was quite inferior, but by the means of the great might of the Divine Throne of Defense and Mercy, he stopped the advance of the Demon God of Death.

The Saint Knights and Templar Knights of the Temple Alliance were all blood soaked every day, resisting the enemies in the Dragon Resisting Mountain Pass. The ice and snow on the ground in over a kilometer circumference was dyed red, and both sides’ casualties were incalculable.

Although there were natural ressources kept in reserve in the Dragon Resisting Mountain Pass, it was not the same as the other strongholds. In a situation of siege, it would be very hard to get supplies from the Alliance, and even news was difficult to be transmitted. With such consumption Yang Haohan didn’t know for how long this mountain pass would last.

The demons outside already got reinforcements three times, and the damage inflicted by the vile environment to the demons was very high. Their fighting strength was far from being displayed at their maximum because of this.

The several hundred ice mages defending the Dragon Resisting Mountain Pass also proved out to be of decisive use. They all drew support from the natural stronghold formed by the Dragon Resisting Mountain Pass unceasingly reinforcing its defense, attacking the enemies.

Haochen, how is it that you are not showing the slightest movement? Looking at the enormous crystal ball in front of him, Yang Haohan murmured resolutely.

Indeed, since entering the Illusory Cave, Long Haochen was seated and cultivating in that place. At the start, Yang Haohan praised him for being able to cultivate calmly, but now it has been three months, and Long Haochen was still the same state, cultivating cross-legged all this time.

His body let out faint golden ripples, and his whole body had the transparent feeling from the use of Brilliant Body. At every breath he took, his body spread out a golden radiance that flickered indistinctly.

Without a doubt, he wasn’t encountering troubles. But wasn’t this meditative seance too long?

Yang Haohan whose experience regarding cultivating was plentiful understood that Long Haochen was now in a state of deep meditation. But it was unheard for a single session of deep meditation to last so long.

Deep meditation would generally occur to powerhouses of the eighth step or above. That’s because after reaching this level, the spiritual energy would raise to a really high speed. But an overly fast increase of one’s spiritual energy would result in unsteady foundation. Occasionally needing to cultivate in a state of deep meditation enabled a better elemental absorption, and a better harmonization.

For Long Haochen who’s a god’s chosen one, Yang Haohan didn’t find it extraordinary that he would be able to perform deep meditation at the seventh step of cultivation. But generally, deep meditation would generally terminate after about a month. For one session to last longer than that was very rare.

Of course, as the time of meditation lengthened, its results would naturally become better. It would also mean few distracting thoughts, and being able to bear loneliness. After all, being soaked daily in the light essence was a very lonesome and tedious process.

Yang Haohan didn’t expect at all that three months was, to this session of Long Haochen’s deep meditation, the mere beginning.

Time passed, day after day.

Both humans or demons, had a limit to their workforce. After the frantic attacks of the first few months, the demon attacks gradually slowed down. The Demon God Emperor passed two diplomatic notes to the Alliance, demanding Long Haochen, only being answered with flat rejection. As for Long Haochen, it appeared as if he had evaporated, not appearing from beginning to end.

The battles were still ongoing, and just as the Alliance hoped, no real demon powerhouses came out in the initial stages, both sides displaying their strength little by little. However, the strangest thing in the Alliance’s eyes was that the Demon God Emperor, even in his position as the greatest demon powerhouse, had yet to join the battle.

And that was not only him, but also the Moon Demon God, and the Star Demon God who had yet to come out. And in the same way, the Devil Dragons, Moon Demons and Star Demons had all yet to be deployed.

Right because they had yet to take part, the Temple Alliance did not dare lower their guard even as the battle dragged on.

The guards of the six forts were all under extreme pressure. In fact, one should know that in case the Demon God Emperor brought the Moon and Star demon gods in the battlefield, none of the forts could possibly hold out. Of course, the Demon God Emperor, Moon Demon God and Star Demon God would inevitably face the ultimate resistance from the strongest Demon Hunt Squad, and that would be the inevitable decisive battle.
After analysing their intelligence, they deduced that it should be due to some last restraining fears in the Demon God Emperor’s heart that he didn’t launch a final clash. After all, in case they didn’t turn out successful, the loss would be enormous! Although the demon side held the advantage, they had no way of totally overpowering the human side. The most likely result was to see both sides mutually injured.

And the mutual destruction of the both sides could happen in many ways. If the cost for this result was the life of the Demon God Emperor, the demons would definitely not be able to bear that. After all, against the humans’ creativity and knowledge, plus all the resources the Temple Alliance accumulated over all this time, they would surely be a lot faster to stand back up. In contrast, an absolute powerhouse such as the Demon God Emperor couldn’t be something they could regain in one day or two.

A prolonged battle could definitely not be said to be advantageous to the demon side, but the demons’ ferocity surpassed the Temple Alliance’s expectations. As the demon side didn’t have sufficient food supply, the corpses in the battlefield became their means of nourishment, be it the human or the demon corpses.

This cruel fact was a large blow for the humans. It turned out that the Demon God Emperor didn’t mind having a prolonged battle.

One year following the start of the Holy War, the Temple Alliance’s total population went down by a tenth, while the amount of demons declined by twenty percent.

The setback was considerable for both races, and the whole continent could be said to be in total turmoil due to the Holy War.

In a tent in the midst of the Demon God Emperor’s army.

Feng Xiu was sitting upright on his throne. The whole tent was actually devoid of any demon troops, absolutely empty. Only one person was sitting inside, and that was the Moon Demon God Agares.

Your Majesty, if this goes on, we don’t know for how long we’ll last. The food is really too scarce, and food is starting to rot. When the weather warms up, the situation will become more serious. Just like the summer of the last year. Agares started to show some worry in his face.

Feng Xiu asked calmly, Second brother, then what should we be doing?

Agares let out a cold smile on his face, A decisive battle, against humans. They cannot possibly stop joint full attacks from the three of us. As long as we smash one of the human strongholds, our armies will be able to invade them thoroughly. The other battles will undoubtedly get affected by that. And at that time, all humans will die, and we will gain control of the whole continent.

The demon god Feng Xiu shook his head, If I wanted to thoroughly wipe out humans, I wouldn’t have been waiting until now. Wouldn’t the start of the Holy War have been the perfect moment?

Oh? Agares seemed gave the Demon God Emperor a puzzled look, clearly not getting what he meant.

Feng Xiu stood up slowly, both hands behind his back. Gazing at the door of the tent, his look seemed to pierce the heavens, setting his eyes into another world?

In truth, if we hadn’t given humans time, they would have gone extinct since long. Maybe we didn’t have the ability to wipe out humans at the time of our descent in this world, but with the elapse of time, starting from the second generation of Demon God Emperor, the overwhelming majority of the continent was controlled by us. We had already had a Holy War directed against humans, and they lost completely all strength. But, my ancestor, second Demon God Emperor didn’t choose to do so. And he left a secret instruction, ordering his descendents that no Demon God Emperor may lead the demon armies to annihilate all humanity. Do you know why?

Certainly, what Feng Xiu said was an absolute secret. Hearing that, Agares was stunned.

Your Majesty, I wouldn’t dare. Agares stood up in a haste, bowing down in respect.

Feng Xiu strolled to his front, supporting his head with the hand, I am willing to disclose this secret to you because my faith in you is absolute. We cannot annihilate humanity, because if we lose them, demons are bound for destruction. Coming to this world, we relied on plague to create the demon race. At the beginning, it was in truth only us seventy-two brothers. Our innate talents have an immense defect and that’s ourselves.

You know clearly where we are from, and how we came to this world. Although we can pass on our strength, there’s nothing more we can create. If we wipe out all humans one day, or reduce them all to slavery, given the current demon mentality, a short time later, humans are bound to go extinct from the continent. Following this, all races will suffer the same fate. In the end, only us demons will remain. But how can we survive only by ourselves?f

  • Efflam

    Merci pour ce chapitre. ^^

  • Greg Skillman

    Grazie per il capito. And holy shit the bomb in the chapter preview.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Zeth

    Thank you Totobro!!!!

  • Kaarme

    We already more or less knew the demons wouldn’t destroy humans. Considering the demon nature, enslaving humans entirely would only mean a slower extinction. What the DGE said about the temple alliance in the preview sounded more like arrogance than anything concrete.

    I’m more amused by Haochen spending a year cultivating. I hope somebody gets him a sharp razor when he finally steps out of the cave. Isn’t he getting old enough for that?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I do find it interesting that with this new info that we now know the demons who came over originally were just the 72. Then they used a plague to convert others into demons. It also makes some sense that the Demons could of probably wiped Humanity out if they really wanted to by now. I find it interesting that the Darkness element is so destructive to the land. Though that has been kind of shown by the fact that all the lands the demons own are basically barren.

      I am also looking forward to what level LHC has reached at the end of his cultivation. My bet is that he is either breaking through to 8th step or on the verge of it.

      • Kaarme

        Yeah, that was an interesting detail. It also suggests there’s not really much depth in the regular demons. They are just products of the darkness element, most likely (a plague powered by the darkness element). Corruptions, kind of like orcs were created by corrupting elves.

        This of course brings us back to Hao Yue: He’s a world destroyer, but didn’t he actually try to save what’s left of a world by removing these demon gods who suck worlds dry?

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Hao Yue’s relationship to the Demons seems still pretty hard for me to tell at this point. From the amount of hatred and anger he shows towards them and the Pillars it seems likely that the 72 might of betrayed him. With how the power the Pillar contains seems to also be connected to the power of Awakened Hao Yue I could see a possibility where they stole a part of Hao Yue’s power when they were being saved and that is what pisses Austin Griffin off so much.

          I also gotta say looking at what became of the Demons original world. I’m not sure their existence is that much poison. I mean sure the Demons lands are barren, but there is still the original elements in the place. On the otherhand their original world almost all elements other than Darkness and Fire have been utterly wiped out. It seems like an effect like that is more deliberate than passive.

          • Kaarme

            I’ve been thinking the pillars are what’s left of Hao Yue’s species. Tools made of their souls and bodies. The demons needed the pillars to cross dimensions, Hao Yue can do that. The pillars are godly powerful, so is Hao Yue in his final form. There’s something unique about the pillars that makes them seemingly indestructible, but Hao Yue can break them. Finally, Hao Yue hates them, which would make perfect sense.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To be fair crossing dimensions wasn’t under Hao Yue’s power. That was from the contract he made with LHC. Supposedly Austin Griffin shouldn’t be able to come here and that was what was freaking the Demon Gods out so much when they first spotted him.

            There was also mention a while back that the pillars themselves are being used to restrain Austin Griffin. I personally wonder if destroying the pillars returns a part of Hao Yue’s power to him.

          • Kaarme

            Hao Yue came over in the first place. There was no contract before he reached out to Haochen. After that he returned to his original world a few times. Perhaps the demons were so shocked simply because of all the infinite dimensions, Hao Yue managed to follow them to this particular one.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            Chapter 186… “Allocer waved his hands, speaking out, “Okay, okay, what use is there to say this? This piece of news is just too astonishing. If that one really came to this world, even if he never recovers his original strength, we mustn’t act rashly against him. But I really hope that we saw wrongly. After all, that one should be unable to cross through dimensions…””

            Hao Yue did accept LHC but that was because LHC was reaching out across dimensions.

            Chapter 48…

            “Without hesitation, Long Hao Chen initiated the contract of equals. The stamp that Ye Hua handed him earlier used his mental strength to connect the two souls. As long as both sides agreed, it would succeed, but otherwise, it had no way to succeed. It was a kind of peaceful magical contract. As time was running out, he did not even have the time to show his excitement.

            With a bright radiance, the link was completed in a flash, and as he was filled with joy and cordiality, his breath seemed to have accelerated intensely. Both sides had agreed to the contract in a split second.

            The light specks disappeared together with the wide area of light essences and everything turned back to a golden color. In the middle of this blazing gold color, Long Hao Chen felt that another presence was together with him. It was an aura that was brimming with affection.”

            Hao Yue accepted the contract of Equals and then he teleported over. Considering Hao Yue started as a rank 2 Magical Beast I don’t think he would have the power to initiate a cross realm teleport like that.

          • Kaarme

            That’s the key: The initial, newborn form of Hao Yue probably wasn’t enough for it alone, and the demons counted on it. However, once he had eaten enough fish and demon corpses, he has been returning to the old world freely, to sprout more heads.

  • ZaX

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Anto Wibowo

    “Thank you for the chapter” loyal reader said.

  • sergioGM

    Thank you for the chapter

  • BufloSolja

    TYVM for the chapter!

    Woot! This means, logically, they will have to make peace with LHC (or eventually get slaughtered).