Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 053

Chapter 53: Entrance Examination and Equipment (I)

Ping, ping, ping The door was being knocked.

“Lil’ Bro, we have to set off. Are you ready?” Li Xin was hitting the door in an unladylike fashion as she called out.

“I’m ready, I’m ready.” Opening the door, Long Hao Chen came out from the room.

Li Xin’s eyes shone, “Wah, so handsome.”

Long Hao Chen wore a white warrior outfit, neat and functional. A silver dragon was embroidered on it, covering the two sides of the cloth including the collar. At the center of the belt, a shining stone was inlaid and holy energy was spread around it.

Long black hair was scattered on his shoulder, and it was as if a starry sky could be seen through his limpid golden eyes. Red lips, white teeth, skin emitting a luster of gems and as moisturized as jade, a high nose, and a deep gaze: a single flaw absolutely could not be found on his appearance.

Barely six months had passed but, once again, Long Hao Chen had grown a little: he had a tall and thin build without any excessive fat built up. It was a well shaped and perfectly proportioned body.

Ordinarily, Long Hao Chen’s appearance with regular clothes was already stunning; but now that he changed his clothes into this gorgeous warrior outfit, he could simply make any girl jealous of him.

Long Hao Chen felt somewhat awkward wearing these clothes, “Sis, there’s no need to be dressed so formally. I’m really not used to it.”

These clothes were specially made by Li Xin for him, so Long Hao Chen’s clothes were quite different from the standard clothes of Hao Yue Hall’s knights.

“How can you remain uncomfortable with it? Lil’ Bro, the color white is the one that suits you the best, you are a hundred percent handsome like that! Ai, why weren’t you born a few years earlier? A shame, a shame. We spent a long time together, and this old sis’ range grew bigger. In the future, if I cannot find a man, then I’ll just seize you.”

Li Xin sized Long Hao Chen up with her gaze, as she clenched her fist menacingly at him.

At this very moment, two heads came out from Long Hao Chen’s back, gently stroking his leg, producing a Wu Wu sound with their mouths.

Long Hao Chen bent down, patting the two heads of lizard, “You cannot come tonight, stay home to look after the house. Be obedient, I’ll bring dried fish for you to eat later.”

This two-headed grotesque lizard was clearly the magical beast companion Long Hao Chen had brought home from the Knights’ Sacred Mountain, that was given the name Hao Yue.

Hao Yue became a new species recorded by the Knights’ Sacred Mountain, and half a year had already passed since the time Long Hao Chen had brought him home.

Ordinary magical beast mounts lived in a specific place of their own. Only when the knight needed them would they be summoned from their side through the contract. However, this little Hao Yue was different, he shamelessly wanted to stay by Long Hao Chen’s side no matter what, and whatever he was told, he would remain unwilling to go back to his original place.

Due to the blend among their blood vessels, because of the fact that he did not discard him at that time, because of the feeling of not being abandoned, the degree of familiarity between the both of them had far surpassed the relation between the others knights and their companions.

The first good deed brought by the blood contract was that from the time he came back, Long Hao Chen could already feel that their hearts were interlinked. With an ordinary contract of equals, only the magical beast could sense the feelings and intents of the knight. However, the blood contract brought to each one the awareness of the other. Hao Yue could not speak, but Long Hao Chen could always feel each change in his mood. Even if they were far apart, it would be the same.

Hearing the two words ‘dried fish’, Hao Yue’s two heads opened their eyes wide, giving each other an extremely human-like look, raising their noses, and repeatedly nodding while advancing towards Long Hao Chen. It looked like even his saliva was flowing out.

Long Hao Chen held both heads in his embrace, telling them: “Then I’m leaving first, I will return later.”

As a member of Hao Yue Hall, Long Hao Chen received a monthly income of five gold coins, but he had basically no money left because all the money he received was used to buy food for Hao Yue.

This little guy was extremely voracious and especially liked to eat fish, his favorite meal being five spice seasoned dried fish, to the extent that Long Hao Chen became the kind of person who spend their monthly income even before they earn their next salary.

Along with the increase of the duration of contact, Long Hao Chen discovered, to his astonishment, that each one of Hao Yue’s head could actually think on its own. When he just came back from the Knights’ Sacred Mountain, he did not feel it in the slightest bit; but half a year later, he had figured that the nature of the red eyed head was a little more violent, whereas the golden eyed head was a lot gentler.

Obtaining Long Hao Chen’s promise, Hao Yue went back to the room in high spirits, swinging his large tail to effortlessly close the door.

Li Xin said, somewhat envious, “Hao Chen, this Hao Yue is extremely intelligent even if he seems like a kid, sticking close to you all day.”

Long Hao Chen chuckled in great delight: “That’s right! He’s just like my little brother; no, I should say my two little brothers, there’s really nothing that can be done about them. Sis, let’s go.”

The two people left Hao Yue Hall and, while walking on the street, Long Hao Chen asked: “Sis, what is happening today? Why does Uncle want to treat us to a meal?”

Previously, when Li Xin gave Long Hao Chen the clothes, she only told him that, today, her father wanted to treat him to a meal and had some things to tell him.

After they spent so much time together, Long Hao Chen already knew that Li Xin’s father was, in fact, Li Ao Xiao, the chief minister of Hao Yue City, and Lin Jia Lu’s father, Lin Yin Jia, was the consulate of Hao Yue City.

All the cities inside of the Temple Alliance had a consulate in charge of government affairs as well as a chief minister in charge of military affairs, two complementary roles.

Li Xin smiled, “It is not only my father who is going to treat us to a meal today. There will also be Uncle Lin, Uncle Nalan, as well as the Hall Master of the branch hall of Hao Yue Mage Temple, Uncle Bai Yu, and finally the Hall Master of the branch hall of Hao Yue Warrior Temple, Uncle Chun Hua.”

Long Hao Chen was flabbergasted: these five people were all extremely important figures of Hao Yue City, filling the most important positions of the city. Hao Yue City was a mid-sized city and, in it, only three of the six great temples had a branch hall established. With the addition of the consulate and the chief minister of military affairs, they handled almost all of the decisions related to the city. These five big figures actually wanted to treat them to a meal; how could Long Hao Chen not be shocked?
“Sis, for what reason are we invited?” asked Long Hao Chen, puzzled.

Li Xin answered: “We are obviously convened for the eve of the Demon Hunt Selection Competition. We are all competitors and they gathered us to bother us with their lectures.”

While they were talking, they had already arrived at Hao Yue City’s office hall, and Li Xin led Long Hao Chen directly to the third floor. Specialized staff members welcomed them and guided them inside to a reception hall

When Long Hao Chen and Li Xin arrived, it was already night; dishes were arranged on a round table with only two seats left, obviously prepared for the both of them.

Long Hao Chen swept before him with his eyes, discovering that, among everyone present, there was none he recognized apart from Nalan Shu and this Lin Jia Lu he had formerly dueled.

Li Xin naturally saw her as well. Their eyes met each other and, simultaneously, they turned their head around with an excessive motion, each of them both ignoring the other one. However, when Lin Jia Lu’s look swept past Long Hao Chen’s figure, she could not help but stare at him blankly.

On the seat of honor was seated a dignified middle-aged man who gave a stern look, “Li Xin, you are not allowed to act rudely.” Clearly, he was Li Xin’s father and Hao Yue City’s military affairs’ head minister, Li Ao Xiao.

Li Xin stuck out her tongue before giving her greetings to the others who were already seated, “Greetings Uncle Lin, Uncle Nalan, Uncle Bai, Uncle Chen.”

The middle-aged men nodded in succession and Long Hao Chen called right after Li Xin to these few important figures of Hao Yue City, giving them his greetings.

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  • TLODAN

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • TLODAN

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • Indranil Ghosh

    2nd! Thanks for the chapter!

  • Njonjo

    No update for that chapter?

    • A little late, I updated the index, the donations paper, spilled out my drink and wrote a lot on the post, you guys are too fast XD

      • Akki

        Hope notihng important got spilled on, couse that would suck…

      • Tereus

        Ah man… I’m late too… In chap 52 comment session I intended to write: Toto is not able to keep up with donations 😛
        You have so many awesome fans!!! Keep up good work 😀

  • Njonjo

    No update for that chapter?

    • A little late, I updated the index, the donations paper, spilled out my drink and wrote a lot on the post, you guys are too fast XD

      • Tereus

        Ah man… I’m late too… In chap 52 comment session I intended to write: Toto is not able to keep up with donations 😛
        You have so many awesome fans!!! Keep up good work 😀

  • Leticia

    Thanks~~ (^__^)

  • Vedastra

    Thx for the chapter

  • Vedastra

    Thx for the chapter

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Mario Mägi

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Mario Mägi

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • carliz

    Thx for the chapter, I really wonder what step Long Hao Chen’s mount will be

    • teenaizen

      If it has now fire and light… How about having Earth, Water, Air, Darkness and maybe Lightning heads? If every head is worth two steps, it would make 14th step hydra-mount ^^

  • ddadain

    Vocabulary of the Day: Limpid :3

  • ddadain

    Vocabulary of the Day: Limpid :3

  • Navi Nay

    “However, when Lin Jia Lu’s look swept past Long Hao Chen’s figure, she could not help but stare at him blankly.”

    Wow, all the older girls have a thing for him 😛

    • BurningAlpha

      I can’t wait until his identity is revealed. Many would want his babies then, his genes is too OP

    • plusy

      shota is justice.

      • Ratty

        more bishounen than shota at the moment i think

  • Pavel

    Thanks.

  • Pavel

    Thanks.

  • kensche heiashi

    Thank ya very much for the translation, translator! Many thanks towards the Author!

  • BurningAlpha

    On chapter 24 preview:

    “I enjoyed this chapter, personally, it was quite fun, while also explanatory with a lot of new stuff introduced!”

    Stop teasing us man you’ll be responsible for my lack of sleep today T-T

  • Piedpiper1

    http://m.kxdm.com/look/747243/776349/9.html

    That’s what his mount looks like

    • hungryburger

      super badass

      • yuzu

        haha! see little Chen! I told you lizards are great!
        It’ll be a mutated dragon or a hydra after the end of evolution 😉

    • Shannon

      Someone showed that exact same image in the last chapter.

      • Piedpiper1

        It was me but my comments got deleted so I put them on that chapter

        • sure? Ow I’m sorry i’ve an assistant who delete spoilers, I’m going to check what he deleted, if he deleted your comment, I’m sorry :x, i’ll scold him in this case

          • Piedpiper1

            It is fine

  • Piedpiper1

    http://m.kxdm.com/look/747243/776349/9.html

    That’s what his mount looks like

    • hungryburger

      super badass

      • yuzu

        haha! see little Chen! I told you lizards are great!
        It’ll be a mutated dragon or a hydra after the end of evolution 😉

  • Akki

    Thanks for the chapter!~
    I wonder the uncles are 🙂

  • Akki

    Thanks for the chapter!~
    I wonder the uncles are 🙂

  • Vivec

    Thanks for the chapter. Hao Chen is the shota that everyone seems to want. I wonder if that assassin girl will come back in time to claim what is hers, or if someone will eat up innocent little Hao Chen first.

  • Vivec

    Thanks for the chapter. Hao Chen is the shota that everyone seems to want. I wonder if that assassin girl will come back in time to claim what is hers, or if someone will eat up innocent little Hao Chen first.

  • chuniThebeam

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • chuniThebeam

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • nefarian

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • nefarian

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Ark

    Thx for the chapter.

  • Ark

    Thx for the chapter.

  • Arthur

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • mcr555

    The pet gives me a feeling of a hydra

  • mcr555

    The pet gives me a feeling of a hydra

  • Zealous

    wonder what the time zone for you is?

  • Zealous

    wonder what the time zone for you is?

  • yuzu

    “if I cannot find a man,outfitl just seize you.”
    To damn ugly shorta-con (Li Xin) – ho ho! I knew you’d say that! think i’ll let your dirty hands get close to MY little Chen? dream on ugly!
    other than his assassin girl fiancee none shall get close to him under my watch! Hmph!

    Thx for the chapter! 😀
    PS. Oh Little Chen! Why do you have to be so damn cute? well not that I hate it, actually I love it!
    ………..white warrior outfit…….only if it’s black! *drool* hehehehehe

  • yuzu

    “if I cannot find a man,outfitl just seize you.”
    To damn ugly shorta-con (Li Xin) – ho ho! I knew you’d say that! think i’ll let your dirty hands get close to MY little Chen? dream on ugly!
    other than his assassin girl fiancee none shall get close to him under my watch! Hmph!

    Thx for the chapter! 😀
    PS. Oh Little Chen! Why do you have to be so damn cute? well not that I hate it, actually I love it!
    ………..white warrior outfit…….only if it’s black! *drool* hehehehehe

  • Nirheim

    I guess you didn’t see my comment in the wiki.

    The comment below is the suggestion that I wrote in the wiki.

    Hey, I here to clear some confusion on my part and gave some informations I found so far by reading from machine translation. Firstly, a spiritual stove, according to one chapter, it look along the line of a box, but that might be wrong thought. Second, the MC only have only one love interest, I not gonna spoil anyone but she is someone already appear in the story translated so far. Third, in the future chapter, there gonna be something along the line of fairy or elemental of western culture, but they translated as demon according to the machine translation, so I think you should change that into fairy, but don’t worry too much right now since there still a long way until you get into that chapter. Also, for some reason, the pastor seem more and more like a healer or priest as I read more and more, but I might be wrong on that one thought. Also, if you still translate the one that currently fighting humanity as evil spirit, I really think you should translate it as demon. Also, one thing still bug me a lot, the knight, in the series, you and the machine both translated as knight, but I think they should be name paladin because they only consist of using light element, also, I aware that paladin sometime use other elements, but in a normal fantasy novel/game, they normally only using light element.

    All of the thing above it just my suggestion to be more conveince for the reader to understand the term better, they might not be the direct translation, but it in better terminology because it seem like the author want to contain the fantasy genre in it, so using western name for some of them is better. Although, it just my opinion.

  • Kenchan

    Lin Jia Lu wants the D!!

  • Avarrencus

    Thanks for the chapter~

  • Avarrencus

    Thanks for the chapter~

  • Yin

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • LNReader

    The Lizard is probably a different species of Dragons. With intelligence, 2 heads, lizard-like, and big. But I don’t hink it stands on 4 legs or has wings.

  • LNReader

    The Lizard is probably a different species of Dragons. With intelligence, 2 heads, lizard-like, and big. But I don’t hink it stands on 4 legs or has wings.

  • Ronald Wood

    Yep definitely see 5 headed Dragon

    • Derp

      Maybe its a hydra!

  • Ronald Wood

    Yep definitely see 5 headed Dragon

  • KenKen

    Hao Yue weakness found = dried fish xD

    Thnx for the chapter.

  • KenKen

    Hao Yue weakness found = dried fish xD

    Thnx for the chapter.

  • sagacitylust

    thanks for the chap!

  • sagacitylust

    thanks for the chap!

  • Dolg Nishi

    he better run for it cause he looks 2 b gettin caught in th middle of a cat fight 3 way atm but who knos ow many will join further down th line? 🙂

  • Merry Poppins

    Thanks for the chapter.