Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 054

Chapter 54: Entrance Examination and Equipment (II)

Apart from these several people and Lin Jia Lu, there were also two sturdy youths present. They took the initiative to give their regards to Li Xin, which led Long Hao Chen to return the courtesy. Between these two youths, one was a little taller and was called Chen Si; the second one, a little shorter, was called Chen Chen. They were a pair of brothers, both from the Warrior Temple.

Li Ao Xiao looked at Long Hao Chen and was very pleased, “I have heard Li Xin mention you before; as expected of a genius, you are so young and yet you look brave and talented!”

In reality, after Long Hao Chen and Li Xin arrived, all the gazes seemed to be focused on him. Li Xin and Lin Jia Lu were beauties, but Long Hao Chen’s appearance was so dazzling that it seemed to conceal them.

“Uncle Li is just flattering me.” Long Hao Chen half rose out of his chair, politely replying.

“Elder Brother Li, we should start the banquet first. Let these children get something to eat before getting to business.” said Lin Yin Jia.

Li Ao Xiao said, “Right, we should proceed like that. No need to be polite everyone, eat without restraint.”

Excluding Long Hao Chen, everyone else knew roughly what would be discussed today; even though the mood was far from being enthusiastic, it was still comfortable. In particular, the two brothers Chen Si and Chen Chen were devouring the food ravenously. Their portion was even more astonishing than Li Xin’s. Of course, Long Hao Chen would never mention that to Li Xin…

After simply eating and not drinking alcohol, everyone was quickly almost full. Almost the entirety of the food had entered the bellies of these few youngsters.

Li Ao Xiao spoke: “The Demon Hunt Selection Competition is about to start, and you five are the elites of our Hao Yue City that have been selected to take part in the competition. This food has been prepared to nourish you and, at the same time, for us to warn you.”

Now that the time had come, Long Hao Chen put down his hand and attentively listened.

Lin Yin Jia continued: “The Demon Hunt Selection Competition is very important to our Temple Alliance; this tradition has existed for a very long time. It can be said that during these thousands years, our Temple Alliance not being annihilated by the demon race, is due to the benefits of Demon Group Hunts. We will proceed this way: let the three of our branch halls introduce us the circumstances of these children you selected. Elder brother Chen, please.”

The Hall Master of the Warrior Temple was a tall and sturdy middle-aged man. Hearing Lin Yin Jia’s words, he nodded, “Chen Si and Chen Chen, you two have been the elite of our Warrior Temple for these few years. Chen Si will be 24 years old this year, right under the age limit of 25 years old for the Demon Hunt Selection Competition. He’s a second rank War Grandmaster, an orthodox shield warrior with a very good defense.”

The Soldier Temple’s ranking system was similar to the Knight Temple’s, the step of War Grandmaster was the fourth step of the vocation of warrior, equivalent to the step of Grand Knight.

Chen Si and Chen Chen were two brothers who seemed quite straightforward; hearing the word of Chen Chun Hua, they immediately stood up.

Chen Chun Hua was clearly fond of these two disciples, and said very proudly: “Chen Chen is two years younger, Chen Si’s little brother, a berserker adept in offense.”

Li Ao Xiao and Lin Yin Jia looked quite pleasantly surprised. Only youths below 25 years old were allowed to participate in the Demon Hunt Selection Competition, and they had to have reached the third step of their vocation to be admitted. These two youths from the Warrior Temple had both reached the fourth step, it was indeed impressive from them.

To any city, having one of their youths be selected to join the Demon Hunt was a high honor. If he could get a good rank during the selection competition, the consulate, the military head minister, as well as the branch hall masters would be awarded.

Li Ao Xiao looked extremely pleased: “Very good, very good, young and promising. I really wish for you to enter the last stage of the competition.”

The hall master of the Mage Temple, Bai Yu, showed a smiling face: “Fourth step in their vocations, there shouldn’t be any problems with them; with the protection of these two children, they shouldn’t have any problems getting the right to enter the qualifiers. Everyone here should be familiar with Jia Lu, she’s the absolute genius of our Mage Temple. 21 years old, a mage specialized in ice binding, and already a fourth step Grand Mage.”

Although Lin Yin Jia had been trying his best to control his emotions, he could not conceal the pride in his look upon hearing Bai Yu’s presentation.

At his turn, Li Ao Xiao said, “This child, Jia Lu has really a great potential, she’ll absolutely be the future hope of our Hao Yue City.”

Hearing her father praising Lin Jia Lu, Li Xin was immediately dissatisfied and could not help but retort: “Father, please don’t make another one’s spirit seem bigger than it is while lowering your own prestige. In any case, your daughter is already a third step Grand Knight despite being three months younger than her.”

Li Ao Xiao glared at her, “Only babbling.”

Li Yin Jia laughed: “You two girls! Even after such a long time, you could not forget your disagreements in the slightest bit? You have to keep in mind that, this time, in participating in the Demon Hunt Selection Competition, you will have to join forces if you want to obtain the qualifications to compete. It’s really dangerous, so when the moment comes, you cannot let your disagreements hinder you.”

Li Xin and Lin Jia Lu exchanged a glance before suddenly turning their head away with an excessive motion.

Nalan Shu chuckled, “Xin’er has already said everything about her own cultivation, she specializes as a Retribution Knight. As for Hao Chen, I have to keep his cultivation level a secret, but I can tell you his age. Hao Chen will be, this year, 14 years old, specialized as a Guardian Knight.”

“14 years old?” Except from Li Ao Xiao who knew some facts in advance, everyone else could not help but gasp.

Lin Yin Jia’s brows were puckering up as he said in a low voice: “Nalan Hall Master, are you joking? How can we let a 14 years old child participate in the Selection? Don’t tell me that you don’t know that they have to kill at least five demon race soldiers per person to have the qualifications to participate.”

Nalan Shu answered, calm and unhurried: “The teacher of this child is Ye Hua, the zombie face known as Asura Ye in our branch hall. Everyone knows his character, and he said that his treasured disciple was qualified to participate to the Demon Hunt Selection Competition; there is no way he was telling lies. Also, our Knight Temple could not possibly risk the life of such a young genius simply to play a joke.”

Lin Yin Jia’s brows were wrinkling as before,while looking at Li Ao Xiao, Chen Chun Hua, and Nalan Shu without saying anything. Bai Yu calmly looked at Nalan Shu, “Fatty Nalan, you have to know that this doesn’t only relate to his life. If anything holds the team back, it can go as far as to lead to them being wiped out.”

Nalan Shu snorted loudly, before speaking back: “Don’t worry, don’t worry. Even though I don’t know at what level Hao Chen’s cultivation have reached, I can tell you all that he will certainly enter the finals of this Demon Hunt Selection Competition, shining upon the splendor of the Five Great Temples.”

Nalan Shu bluntly said these words without any hesitation, his face showing enormous confidence.

Long Hao Chen sat there without a single word. Ye Hua had warned him repeatedly that he could not easily divulge his cultivation level at the present time, that he had at least to wait for the formal participation to the Demon Hunt Selection Competition to reveal it, so he could currently only shut his mouth.

At this moment, Lin Jia Lu unexpectedly spoke: “Father, Uncles, I believe Uncle Nalan’s words. This is because I have formerly competed against little brother Long. He is very strong.”

Hearing Lin Jia Lu speak in support of Long Hao Chen, Li Xin instantly became on the alert, shifting the chair she was seated in to advance towards Long Hao Chen.

Li Ao Xiao nodded, “I have also heard Xin’er speak about Hao Chen’s strength, and I believe that he really has the ability to participate in this competition.”

“The examination to see if they have the qualifications required to participate in the Demon Hunt Selection Competition is really harsh. If one wants to participate to it, this one has to obtain the right to enter the competition first. A moment ago, elder brother Lin said so. We five have to do our best, join forces, and become qualified to leave for the Temple Alliance to participate in the competition.”

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  • TLODAN

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  • kensche heiashi

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

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

  • LNFanatic

    Thanks!

  • Netero

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    Thanks

  • yuzu

    Thanks

    • please tell me what you wanted to tell me before saying instead ‘never mind’ sis’ ‘.’

      • Michael Finjan

        tsk tsk, not only is that creature called yuzu delusional but that thing or beast is a betch to, tsk tsk shame on you yuzu

        • yuzu

          Shut up cat! this is a conversation between siblings, you go eat your fish or something!

          • Michael Finjan

            Tsk tsk, saying that ur mine bro toto-KKK sibling.. don´t abase him with those kinds of lies.. tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu.. ur just so shameful

          • yuzu

            He IS my little bro! ask him if you don’t believe me
            you’re just a cat! how could you know anyway
            just go eat your fish CAT!

          • Michael Finjan

            you have really reached the stage of no return… even those whose delusional looks down on you… ur just.. the most shameful creature i have ever met.. tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

          • yuzu

            so says the cat who thinks he’s a divine creature! like anyone would believe what you would say!
            haha go on keep meowing little cat 😛

          • Michael Finjan

            Ahh, i got it.. that´s right.. ur not delusional.. i have heard of this disease.. it´s called, the lone gurl… happens when a gurl is so shameful and stupid that none wants to get near her… in the end she becomes mad and thinks of everyone as cats… explains quite a bit, now dosen´t it… ooh well, ur probably a feminist to now ain´t yea? tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

          • yuzu

            oh now you come up with a new disease! when did ya get a MD Dr.insane cat???
            btw your brain seems to be getting worse (well if you have one, I guess…) might want to get that checked out! all in all I don’t want my little cat to be a pudding…you know what I mean? right?? 😛

      • yuzu

        little Chen, I’ll say ‘that’ after you get together with your assassin girl! It’s no meaning if I say it now! Hehe

  • yuzu

    Thanks

    • please tell me what you wanted to tell me before saying instead ‘never mind’ sis’ ‘.’

      • Michael Finjan

        tsk tsk, not only is that creature called yuzu delusional but that thing or beast is a betch to, tsk tsk shame on you yuzu

        • yuzu

          Shut up cat! this is a conversation between siblings, you go eat your fish or something!

          • Michael Finjan

            Tsk tsk, saying that ur mine bro toto-KKK sibling.. don´t abase him with those kinds of lies.. tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu.. ur just so shameful

          • yuzu

            He IS my little bro! ask him if you don’t believe me
            you’re just a cat! how could you know anyway
            just go eat your fish CAT!

          • Michael Finjan

            you have really reached the stage of no return… even those whose delusional looks down on you… ur just.. the most shameful creature i have ever met.. tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

          • yuzu

            so says the cat who thinks he’s a divine creature! like anyone would believe what you would say!
            haha go on keep meowing little cat 😛

          • Michael Finjan

            Ahh, i got it.. that´s right.. ur not delusional.. i have heard of this disease.. it´s called, the lone gurl… happens when a gurl is so shameful and stupid that none wants to get near her… in the end she becomes mad and thinks of everyone as cats… explains quite a bit, now dosen´t it… ooh well, ur probably a feminist to now ain´t yea? tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

          • yuzu

            oh now you come up with a new disease! when did ya get a MD Dr.insane cat???
            btw your brain seems to be getting worse (well if you have one, I guess…) might want to get that checked out! all in all I don’t want my little cat to be a pudding…you know what I mean? right?? 😛

          • Michael Finjan

            Yep, this explains everything.. yep, yep, the lone gurl disease explains everything.. and from what i can guess she have just passed the 5th stage and entered the early 6th stage which also have the nickname of.. the madgurl rises… sadly i have no idea how to save yea from this.. expect when a guy sacrifises himself and gets together with yea… and that´s very unlikely… cause yea wouldn´t have reached the 6th stage if some guy would.. in the 5th stage the patient begins to thinks it´s a divine creature and loves apples… in ur case it´s vampires.. and at the middle 6th the patient begin thinking of everything as cats.. it´s a very sad disease but… it´s very shameful cause only idiots can get it.. tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

          • yuzu

            blah blah blah blah blah blah blah aaaaaand more blah blah blah!
            nevermind me, do you… yourself even know what you’re blabbering???
            seriously! this is beyond insane!! I don’t even know what you have anymore!!! O.o

          • Michael Finjan

            imma only copy pasting this from wiki, not even getting that? tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu for being Queen stupid

          • yuzu

            yeah yeah! like there is such a wiki page! keep on lying idiot, no one will believe you ;-P
            anyway, sooooo this means you don’t even know what you’re saying! right?…….aaah what am I asking from an idiot of course he doesn’t know! Okay now you can stop blabbering and go take your meds before that head of yours get any worse ;-P

          • yuzu

            changing the topic when you can’t move the conversion your way! who’s shameful now? tsk tsk shame on you stupid cat!

          • Michael Finjan

            talking to illusional cats and trying to feed them sounded quite delusional to me… but that´s only before i figured out you had the lone gurl disease… which pretty much explains everything about you.. tsk tsk, shame on you yuzu

          • yuzu

            still going on off-topic! *sigh~* what a shameful creature you are!!!

      • yuzu

        little Chen, I’ll say ‘that’ after you get together with your assassin girl! It’s no meaning if I say it now! Hehe

  • Leticia

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    Thank you for the great translations!

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    Thank you for the great translations!

  • Rafael Romulo Alciso

    Im really glad for this update bless your kind soul 🙂

  • Tereus

    One bonus chapter after another 😛 Its like “Never Ending Story” 😛

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    thank you

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    Thank you very much for the release

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  • Pedro Martinez

    thanks for the chapter!!

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  • Mario Mägi

    Thank you for the new chapter!

  • Skoll

    Is anyone else getting names mixed up? Cuz I am. It’s sad. Thanks all the same totobro

    • Agreed, that’s why I guess I’ll have to update the Characters page asap. I just need to find the time to do it

  • Skoll

    Is anyone else getting names mixed up? Cuz I am. It’s sad. Thanks all the same totobro

    • Agreed, that’s why I guess I’ll have to update the Characters page asap. I just need to find the time to do it

    • Njonjo

      Yeah, I just skimmed over lot of stuff when I got confused with the names (good indicator for me that stuff is pretty unimportant 😀 )

  • dtim

    Li Xin looked extremely pleased: “Very good, very good, young and
    promising. I really wish for you to enter the last stage of the
    competition.” -> shouldn’t this be Li Ao Xiao?

    Li Yin Jia laughed: -> Lin Yin Jia

    while looking at Li Ao Xiao, Chen Chunhua, -> you spelled the name as “Chen Chun Hua” earlier in the chapter.

    Thanks for the chapter.

    P.S. Way too many “Chen”s. Wasn’t Chen Chen his mom’s nickname for him? Urg…

    • thanks a lot, its Li Ao Xiao.
      Corrected

  • dtim

    Li Xin looked extremely pleased: “Very good, very good, young and
    promising. I really wish for you to enter the last stage of the
    competition.” -> shouldn’t this be Li Ao Xiao?

    Li Yin Jia laughed: -> Lin Yin Jia

    while looking at Li Ao Xiao, Chen Chunhua, -> you spelled the name as “Chen Chun Hua” earlier in the chapter.

    Thanks for the chapter.

    P.S. Way too many “Chen”s. Wasn’t Chen Chen his mom’s nickname for him? Urg…

    • thanks a lot, its Li Ao Xiao.
      Corrected

  • Persse TheGhost

    Thanks you so much!! (>°<)/

  • Persse TheGhost

    Thanks you so much!! (>°<)/

  • rolltreppe

    Mobile version sees this like 4 hours later than its updated…

    • 4h? Ow I see, I’m sorry, thanks a lot for this piece of information, I’ll try to look and ask around for a solution about that 😡

  • rolltreppe

    Mobile version sees this like 4 hours later than its updated…

    • 4h? Ow I see, I’m sorry, thanks a lot for this piece of information, I’ll try to look and ask around for a solution about that 😡

  • seink

    “the two brothers Chen Si and Chen Hao”

    shouldnt it be “the two brothers Chen Si and Chen Chen” ?

    Thanks for the translation!

    • Thanks a lot XD correcting right now

  • seink

    “the two brothers Chen Si and Chen Hao”

    shouldnt it be “the two brothers Chen Si and Chen Chen” ?

    Thanks for the translation!

  • Frun Blumglin

    Thanks for the chapter!!!

  • Frun Blumglin

    Thanks for the chapter!!!

  • daniel parker

    I like semi single

  • daniel parker

    I like semi single

  • Pavel

    Thanks.

  • Pavel

    Thanks.

  • ColaCuerno

    -single word (Lin Yinjia)
    -semi-single word (Lin YinJia)

    Semi single, better to remember imo. Still dunno which would be more… correctly? when translating. MGA tlor uses Chufeng instead of ChuFeng or Chu Feng, is it something like that?

    • Paulo Miguel Lacdo-o

      i played koihime musou and i found out that in ancient china, chinese tend to combine their last name and first name in a “single word” (well, that’s how the english equivalent looks like), for example, Feng of the Chu family will become Chufeng. They also have a common name, which they include in their introductions and used like a nickname (i think they use this for some sort of luck and fortune reason, not really sure), and a special name which they only give to people they really trust.

      • ColaCuerno

        So complicated! I just hope whichever option totobro chooses will be easy to remember, i’m rly bad with names u.u

  • ColaCuerno

    -single word (Lin Yinjia)
    -semi-single word (Lin YinJia)

    Semi single, better to remember imo. Still dunno which would be more… correctly? when translating. MGA tlor uses Chufeng instead of ChuFeng or Chu Feng, is it something like that?

    • Paulo Miguel Lacdo-o

      i played koihime musou and i found out that in ancient china, chinese tend to combine their last name and first name in a “single word” (well, that’s how the english equivalent looks like), for example, Feng of the Chu family will become Chufeng. They also have a common name, which they include in their introductions and used like a nickname (i think they use this for some sort of luck and fortune reason, not really sure), and a special name which they only give to people they really trust.

  • Need eye candy

    I think it’s best to keep the name as is.

    Here’s my cheat sheet:

    GIRL >> Lin Jia Lu >> the [Jia] comes first after the sir name.

    DAD >> Lin Yin Jia >> the [Jia] comes LAST.

    It’s not that hard one you get use to it. I have to admit though, I also have to remind myself every time I read a chapter LOL

    …and as always, thanks for the chapter!

  • Marcel Lauzon

    I think using the Semi Name concept is better. It allows readers who are familiar with Asian culture (Chinese/Korean/Japanese) to mentally say it correctly, while at the same time simplifying it for people who are unsure of the correct pronounciation so that they can get a mental association with it. Being bi-lingual Korean there is nothing I hate more than a name like Kim YongJae being translated as Kim Yongjae because it looks wrong and at the same time doesn’t feel like it is emphasized correctly making me cringe with my mental reading and ultimately skipping it. The same for Chinese names like Lin JiaLu — because Jialu could be pronounce 5 different ways in English.

  • Marcel Lauzon

    I think using the Semi Name concept is better. It allows readers who are familiar with Asian culture (Chinese/Korean/Japanese) to mentally say it correctly, while at the same time simplifying it for people who are unsure of the correct pronounciation so that they can get a mental association with it. Being bi-lingual Korean there is nothing I hate more than a name like Kim YongJae being translated as Kim Yongjae because it looks wrong and at the same time doesn’t feel like it is emphasized correctly making me cringe with my mental reading and ultimately skipping it. The same for Chinese names like Lin JiaLu — because Jialu could be pronounce 5 different ways in English.

  • John Wellman

    is it just me or dose the chapters seem to be getting smaller o.o thx for the update

    • jacobpaige

      I think so, but that might just be an illusion created by the decrease in actual content.

  • John Wellman

    is it just me or dose the chapters seem to be getting smaller o.o thx for the update

    • jacobpaige

      I think so, but that might just be an illusion created by the decrease in actual content.

  • rolltreppe

    I actually prefer single but then again I hardly care as long as u change how it currently is

  • Zixuan Tay TheOtaku

    Li Ao Xiao glared at her, “Only babbling.”
    isn’t this the name of the girl’s dad?

  • Kodakowl

    Wait, there are six temples, not five, right?

  • Kodakowl

    Wait, there are six temples, not five, right?

  • Ronald Wood

    Can’t wait till they show off

  • Ronald Wood

    Can’t wait till they show off

  • KenKen

    Li Xin is so protective of Hao Chen. xD