Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 282


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 282: Ensnare the opponent of the seventh step
(I)

A large quantity of healing light scattered in the air, coming from the priests’ collective healing. They were trying to raise the morale of those officers and soldiers that went through a hard battle in the Southern Mountain’s City. For the moment, the demons’ advance had been stopped.

“Boss, let’s rush in and kill the enemy.” Suddenly lacking strong opponents, Sima Xian expressed a fierce unsatisfaction, his eyes gleaming with a blood-thirsty light.

Long Haochen pondered for a bit, “Advance thirty meters forward. Take a mobile formation!” Giving this order, he once again summoned his Brilliant Holy Shield, and lead his comrades forward.

A distance of thirty meter was such that they could retreat at any time. The battlefield’s situation underwent constant change, and the demons’ offense was still fierce. Since they joined the battle, the burden on their allies eased up a little. After an advance of thirty meters forward, they were bound to be attacked from all sides. They would surely attract some of the demons’ attacks, naturally reducing the pressure on the other fighters.

The group of thirteen was just like a sharp blade stabbing into the demon’s formation on the wide street. Sima Xian was at Long Haochen’s right flank. His Energetic Ball of Light had become their most suitable offensive weapon. Its powerful offensive power and the crushing effects enabled it to open up a path for them, while lower ranked demons were completely unable to stop them.

Long Haochen also took this opportunity to release a Spiritual Gathering Halo, helping his teammates to recover their spiritual energy. The group of thirteen burst out with an explosive battle strength in the midst of the enemy ranks.

At the back, Han Yu was very stable and steady. Relying on the Bright Reflection as well as the Bright Discipline Long Haochen gave him to carry out both attack and defense at the same time, though he still put his energy mostly into the defense. The rear was also very stable because it had Luc Xi as their backup. With him within their formation, they didn’t need to worry about the problem of healing. In practice, Luc Xi currently only needed to use a few buffing spells. So far, there was no need for any healing.

Long Haochen’s group was immediately welcomed by a fierce demon counterattack. The death of the Fiend Lord had intimidated the demon armies greatly, but at the same time, their armies started to view Long Haochen’s group as a dangerous opponent. Several powerhouses of the sixth and the seventh step headed in their direction, ready to face Long Haochen’s group.

After advancing for no more than thirty meters, Long Haochen immediately stopped. As the team’s core, he had to pay attention to the global situation on the battlefield. Lifting up the Brilliant Holy Sword in his hand and making use of the Saint Spiritual Stove, he immediately attracted the most powerful enemies to him. Relying on his solid defense, he didn’t give them any opportunity to threaten his teammates.

Both the 21st and the 22nd general grade Demon Hunt Squad had previously weathered out of the demon sieges during the mission of exploring the Desolate Hissing Cavern, and thus attained a good level of coordination. More importantly, the only leader of their two teams was Long Haochen’s and all of his commands were immediately executed. Acting as a whole and letting the demons come at them, they fulfilled the order of only penetrating the enemy’s’ ranks in a range of thirty meters.

Bang–

Three dark purple radiances clashed against Long Haochen’s Glorious Holy Armor. They surpassed the Holy Shield’s defense and pushed Long Haochen a few steps back. Nearby, three tall Demonic Eye Soldiers gathered their firepower for an attack against them.

Because of the great amount of demons charging at their group, the Demonic Eye Soldiers didn’t need to worry about Long Haochen’s attacks threatening them. Since all of them had ten eyes, their cultivation was at the early stages of the sixth step.

Right in front of Long Haochen arrived the assault of a demon of the sixth step It was a Golden Bladed Demon, which couldn’t compare to a Fiend Lord in strength, but his speed was even faster than the former, and it also was exceptionally crafty. When Long Haochen’s Saint Spiritual Stove was activated, it would immediately draw back, not giving them the opportunity of launching a group attack. In a situation where Long Haochen couldn’t take too many risks, he didn’t have many options to deal with this kind of enemy either.

Aside from the Golden Dual Bladed Demon, Long Haochen confronted an even bigger threat that came from the air. It was an extremely huge Dual Headed Devil Eagle, which occasionally swooped down at them and uninterruptedly launched darkness and fire dual-elemented magic.

The greatest part of Long Haochen’s attention was directed at this Dual Headed Devil Eagle. Every time it launched an attack, he would immediately use the Saint Spiritual Stove in order to make himself its target.

This way, he was the target of one opponent of the seventh step and four demon powerhouses of the sixth step. Even with Long Haochen’s strength, he had some difficulties to resist those attacks. But under such enormous pressure, the strength Long Haochen displayed was especially spectacular. In the eyes of his teammates, he was just like an unwavering fort. None of the enemies’ attacks could make him fall or retreat.

The defensive power of the Brilliant Holy Shield and the Brilliant Set was displayed to its fullest by Long Haochen. Occasionally, when the shield wouldn’t make it in time to defend, he would use his own body to resist the enemies’ attacks. Being defensive spells of the sixth step, the two additional abilities on his equipment were extremely effective This enabled him to actually stand straight, not even falling back in the slightest.

Long Haochen’s speed of reaction had been trained in the owl-ants’ cave. Thus, even when the danger was very close, he still reacted reflexively, being surrounded by a golden glow. With very little movement, he was the one to sustain the opponent’s’ most powerful attacks.

Of course, if he had been just by himself, he would have surely been unable to resist against so many powerful attacks. But at his back, his teammates were providing him with a strong support. Haoyue’s three heads divided the work, with Little Flame and Little Green launching attacks against the especially powerful Dual-Headed Devil Eagle in the air, rendering him unable to launch full strength attacks against Long Haochen. And Little Light used one boosting spell after another and continuously launched elemental shields for Long Haochen.

Other than Haoyue, he also had Yating’s formidable support.

In fact, Long Haochen had the Glorious Set’s bonus ability to economize his spiritual energy, but still he kept using Holy Shield and Holy Spirit Guard almost without pause. His total amount of spiritual energy was only about 4,000 units strong, but he seemed to never be out of energy. Using one formidable ability after another, he didn’t seem to be even close to exhaustion.

Using Yating’s support, Long Haochen’s ordinary attacks occasionally became tyrannical ones, like Holy Sword combined with Shining Sunlight Strike. This enabled him to not only defend against the five great enemies, but also to occasionally dispose of some of the middle and lower ranked demons.

Luc Xi started to use his healing magic, mainly aiming at his comrades from the 22nd general grade Demon Hunt Squad. This wasn’t because he was biased, but because the seven members of the 21st Demon Hunt Squad didn’t suffer any injuries. Even if any of them suffered damage, it would be equally shared among the seven of them through the Soul Linking Chains. As long as Long Haochen stayed unwavering like that, the enemies almost didn’t have any possibility of wounding any of his teammates.

In the rear, Han Yu’s performance was remarkable. Using the Bright Reflection along with the Bright Discipline with great mastery. The addition of the two pieces of equipment at the Glorious Tier made him like a tiger that had grown wings. He was now even able to momentarily resist enemies at the sixth step. After all, he was a pure Guardian Knight. Except from the cultivation and the technical aspect, which he couldn’t compare with, he wasn’t much weaker than Long Haochen on other defensive aspects.

The Southern Mountain’s City was very huge, and because of the demons’ invasion, the battlefield encompassed the whole area. Long Haochen’s position was in the central area of the city. Soon their allied forces would probably take attention of their activity.

In this area, the strongest demons were all at the seventh step, but similarly, on the human side, the strongest powerhouses were also at most at the seventh step. Maybe powerhouses of the eighth step and above had discussed this in advance, but they didn’t appear at this side of the battle. Of course perspicacious people would know that for a powerhouse at the eighth step, the all-out battle that happened above ground was a lot more crucial. If one side gained the absolute superiority in the air, that would mean the end of the war.

The overwhelming majority of the demons they encountered during the street battles ranked between the third and the seventh step. After Long Haochen’s team had already disposed of several demons at the sixth step or above, how could the other fighters of the Alliance not pay attention to their group? Moreover, they were holding their ground against several demon powerhouses over the fifth and the sixth step. What a powerful Demon Hunt Squad! Could they already be at the commander rank? These doubts appeared in many people’s minds. However, if they really were a commander grade Demon Hunt Squad, why did none of them use wings condensed out of spiritual energy?

Of course, given the enormous pressure he was currently facing, Long Haochen didn’t know that their allies were moved to this extent. Under this much strain, his potential was squeezed out one bit after another, but his consumption of spiritual energy was also massive.

Their situation had to take a turn for the better soon, or his spiritual energy would be completely depleted sooner or later.

Should we retreat? If they drew back, the pressure on them would be lightened, but if they retreated just like that, wouldn’t it make all their past struggles meaningless? The pressure on their allies would rise again. If only the enemy forces were a bit lower in quantity, this would be for the best.

Although the Dual Headed Devil Eagle in the air was loathsome, it was in the end only a single enemy. If Long Haochen would be able to concentrate his attention completely on him, even if he couldn’t beat him, he could at least guarantee that his teammates wouldn’t suffer his attacks. But the most detestable enemies were the three distant ten-eyed Demonic Eye Soldiers. Their offensive strength wasn’t formidable, but when the three of them cooperated together, it was enough to surpass the defense of Long Haochen’s Holy Shield ability. He would then need to make use of Divine Obstruction to block it, only barely diffusing it. They managed to pressure him to the extent that Long Haochen’s response became more and more strenuous.

Although Wang Yuanyuan and Sima Xian had some ideas of rushing out to handle those enemies, they still refrained from taking action. If they really aimed at them with their current strength, even if they managed to wound the three Demonic Eye Soldiers seriously, they would probably not make it back alive. This was the reason why Long Haochen gave everyone the order to stay in formation. As long as they kept their formation, they would be able to bear the high pressure inflicted by the demon forces.

What should we do? Should we just renounce our past efforts? At this time, the pressure suddenly lessened, as in the air, five silhouettes rushed over like bolts of lightning. Without hesitation they were aiming precisely at the location of those three Demonic Eye Soldiers.


  • Calcifer

    First woohoo! great fighting chapter!

  • Anto Wibowo

    Times like this those skeletons can be useful.
    Thank you for the chapter!

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Anytime is a good time for skeletons!

  • Mangaaddict

    thanks for the chapter.
    I would like your opinion on how many titled demon hunt squads there are.
    From my understanding the human’s have around 20-25 powerhouses at the ninth step and that a titled squad needs all of their members to be at the ninth step. This makes me think that there is only one titled demon hunt squad because there are the 6 demon god hunters, 3 thrones of the knights temple, the head of the assassin temple, and then there are the powerhouses that are in the emperor ranked squads that were introduced in chapter 278. Already this is around 16 powerhouses and this is assuming that temple heads of the other temples are not at the ninth step. If they are then that brings the total to around 20 and at this point I think there is only enough room for maybe one more titled demon hunt squad.

    • Luke Confidential

      Yeah, I suspect there is a second Titled Demon Hunt Squad, 1-2 more if you count retired ones that are working in different roles for the Alliance.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        If they do exist I wonder what their title is.

        • Luke Confidential

          I bet it’s not as fluffy as Bright Rays of Sunshine that’s for damned sure.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            That is an adorable name, lol. It will also serve its purpose well of inspiring courage in the hearts of those who hear it.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Hmm, I would assume all the leaders of the Temples are 9th steppers. We have already confirmed all the vice leaders are all 8th steppers and the two heads we have met, the Knight and Assassin temples, are definitely 9th step. I am not sure if they could still be a part of a demon hunt squad, but I kind of doubt it thanks to the sheer amount of responsibilities that position would entail.

      We do know that at least 2 of the Divine Throne users we have met are not a part of a DHS (leader of Knight Temple Yang Whenzhao’s grandpa and LHC’s father). However the last throne user could be a part of a titled DHS considering that the Demon God Slayer’s knight said he could of used a throne but was greedy.

      The big thing about the Emperor squads is we have no clue how many of their members might reach 9th step if any of them since they are only required to be 8th to get to that point. So I would say including the Old Knight LHC met at the Magical Beast Mountain we have about 8 people that are at the 9th step that are not part of a titled DHS that we can know for certain. We then know 6 of the 9th steppers belong to the Demon God Slayers team so we’re up to about 12 spoken for 9th steppers. So yeah I would think maybe there are two titled Squads at most currently.

      Two being the limit makes sense considering how harsh the requirements to becoming Titled is. You have to at least have all your members achieve the 9th step and I believe you need to kill a Demon God of fairly high ranking to get this kind of promotion.

      • Schattenbach

        There are only around twenty (or was it 19?) powerhouses of the 9th step on humanities side, so it’s not that difficult to make assumptions in regard to that, as plenty of 9th step powerhouses (likely) ended their DHS career quite a while ago. I’m not sure if 9th step was a definite requirment to become titeled, though killing one of the demon gods (and being at least above king grade) are hard enough to reach in terms of required feats to begin with.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          From what Lin Xin said in chapter 278 I believe they are required to be 9th step since he said ‘All Titled DHS’s members are 9th step but not all 9th step DHS members belong to Titled DHS’s’. It also follows the trend we have seen with each new rank of DHS requires them to be a level higher. Like 5th step general grade, 6th commander grade, 7th King Grade, 8th is Emperor, and so finally 9th would be titled.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Karen Miluska Macedo Cardenas

    Thanks for the chapter!! thanks sponsors too

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • Evilage

    wings condensed out of spiritual energy
    this honestly reminds me of BTTH…

    • Robin

      Isn’t it the same in almost every Xianxia novel?
      Wings are simply cool 😀

      • Evilage

        Yah and when they reach a certain level i bet they can fly without wings

        • Jonathan Hurd

          Shoot blasts of energy from your hands to fly. Stop using wings and rip off iron man, imo.

  • annahc20z

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  • k1nk4

    thanks for the chapter!

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  • Dragon

    LHC taking on 5 enemies at the same time like a boss

  • Andy W

    Since LHC is fighting 5 powerful demons at once, and his potential is being “squeezed out one bit after another,” I think we can expect him to reach the 6th step really soon and become even more powerful. And I suspect he’ll probably have to fight a demon of the 8th step (since he’s already taken down demons of the 6th and 7th step) with the help of that Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pill that Lin Xin made, and be recognized as a hero by all of the members of the Alliance who are present there. This battlefield is the place for him and his team to really shine.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I see similar events happening and I am so looking forward to it, hehe. My bet is that he fuses with Hao Yue, takes one of LIn Xin’s body strengthening pills to help his body contain the spiritual energy and then takes a Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pill with all 12 of the other members (I’m including Luc Xi’s team). With that together he then manages to strike down someone of 8th step with all their efforts together.

      Also considering how many gains he and his team make every time they come out of a hard battle he is definitely breaking through to the 6th step soon after. I would then say that Cai’er will probably be next considering her Innate Spiritual Energy.

      The other thing I am looking forward to is McDull’s appearance in this battle. The piggy has been such a joy to watch cause complete havoc in the fights thus far.

      • Luke Confidential

        Cai’er just might break-through in conjunction with her lover. Bear in mind the way the narrative highlighted how her gains from senses-closed cultivation seemed to sort of be snow-balling in progress.

        [Or at least that’s the feeling I got from the text somewhere in the last few chapters, not sure where.]

        No arguments about watching the pig cut loose though. He’s about to go hog wild on those demons.

        • Jonathan Hurd

          First off, excellent piggy jokes. They make me happier than a Pig in Slop.

          I think the big thing they were emphasizing with Cai’er’s gains is that even without four of her senses, since she was able to be near LHC, she didn’t feel the overwhelming feeling of loneliness like she did when she was without touch before. Therefore after losing her senses not only has she not fallen behind in cultivation, but she is making massive strides forward in her cultivation and even improving her skills. I think the speed is probably more tied to her ability as the Daughter of Samsara.

          • Luke Confidential

            Even happier than a pig in a doughnut shop?

            Oh wait, we might be talking about different species from the Sus genus.

  • ZaX

    Thanks for the chapter

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • Aloo

    Do you know what they need? What they need is an archer/ranger. Someone who can take out high leveled single targets at range. Wonder why the author didn’t add this.

    • Sarlisark

      a few chapters back I asked the same, and we came to the conclusion that it would have sth to do with a number of things:
      – archers would need to carry a lot of ammo whose quality would depend on materials, but which would ultimately be lost in a fight or stolen by the enemy( also quite expensive)
      -traditional job of large area bombardment and range attack is done by mages(the defensive armament of the exorcist city and so on)
      -and a reason why an arrow shot, should be more powerful than a magical attack also does not really exist
      ==> basically mages take up most of the traditional archer job and scouting skills are used by mage+priest
      but a actual sniper calls(so basically a ranged assassin class) really does not exist and would be interesting to add

    • Psyside

      Problem is They should have it but Lin Xin doesnt know fire combat magic or it would have been delt with easely.
      Hopefully we do see Lin Xin realise this and lean fire magic cos he is afraid now. Maybe the author will go with the route where they will be near deaths dor cos the team doesnt have ranged so lin xin ends up saying k its more dangerous to not have the magic than have it and learns it but who knows.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Problem with an archer trying to take out big enemies from long range is to get the power together to hit someone with that much strength would give away your move. So you can charge up a huge amount of Spiritual Energy and fire it but the enemy can see that coming and mages already work like that, or you can try and hide your power but the chances of it piercing and killing a quite mobile high ranker seem pretty small. In the end if its sneakily killing someone, that role is fulfilled by Assassin’s who can hide their power to sneak close then hit weak points at close range. If it is ranged damage then Summoners and Mage’s easily fulfill that role.

      The biggest thing I would say for why no archers is the sheer difference in number between humans and demons. Anyone who can stand in front and fight is extremely important to help act as the vanguard since the demons so overwhelmingly out number humans. That is probably why they didn’t bother developing bows.

  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the Chapter!

  • Damian James Czeszek

    No one reads old comments, so I decided to write this here.
    I just reread chapter 151, where LHC chose Lin Xin instead of Cai’er for his team.

    When Knight Temple Hall Master told Assassin Temple Hall Master about LHC being Scion of Light, he said that Cai’er has better eyesight than him … but she was blind.
    I’m starting to wonder if they truly are friendly to each other …

    • Jonathan Hurd

      The point in that is I think it was the Assassin Temple Hall Master was being self deprecating in that chapter. Basically shes even blind and she can see things better than I can.

  • addicted to LN

    [Lifting up the Brilliant Holy Sword in his hand and making use of the
    Saint Spiritual Stove, he immediately attracted the most powerful
    enemies to him. Relying on his solid defense, he didn’t give them any
    opportunity to threaten his teammates.]

    is it Brilliant Holy Sword, not Brilliant Holy Shield?