Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 383


Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 383: A Journey of Slaughter to the South (I)

Inside the restaurant, the waiters were two humans, busy satisfying the wishes of their guests. Seeing Long Haochen enter, no one called out to him.

Long Haochen advanced towards the Golden Birdy Demon. Arriving at the dining table, he lightly knocked on the wooden material.

The Golden Birdy Demon was startled. He was eating and drinking well, but disturbed in the middle, he became obviously in quite a bad mood. However, when seeing Long Haochen’s face once he raised his head, he appeared shocked.

In fact, Long Haochen had changed into a Moon Demon, making even the clansmen of the Moon Demon Clan unable to spot his disguise, to say nothing of this Golden Birdy Demon.

Purple eyes, an incomparably handsome face, these were all traits of Moon Demon Clan. Seeing the cold glance in Long Haochen’s eyes, he hurriedly stood up and tried to ask, “You are…?”

Long Haochen lifted a hand, showing the viscount Moon Demon insignia before looking him in the eye. He instructed, “Come out with me.”

Seeing this insignia, the doubt in the eyes of the Golden Birdy Demon disappeared. Standing up with haste, he followed Long Haochen out of the restaurant.

Around them, quite a lot of demons saw this scene, and didn’t even dare gasp at the tension of the atmosphere. Although they didn’t see Long Haochen’s face, seeing a great character like the Golden Birdy Demon taken aback, one might well imagine what kind of existence that person was.

Leaving the restaurant, Long Haochen stopped his steps at the door of the restaurant. That Golden Birdy Demon asked very cautiously, “Mister viscount, what do you have to tell me?”

“Come here.” Long Haochen waved him over with a cold voice.

That Golden Birdy Demon hurriedly joined Long Haochen’s side, still feeling resentful from having to part with his meal. He was praying that Long Haochen’s talk would be simple so that he could return to finish his meal soon, otherwise the other guests would surely take advantage of his absence.

Seeing the submissive Golden Birdy Demon before his eyes, Long Haochen revealed a cold glance, lifting his right hand to place it on his shoulder, “Are you aware of your crime?”

“What?” The Golden Birdy Demon raised his head, looking at Long Haochen with shock. Right at that moment, he became alert. Though, everything was already too late.

Long Haochen’s right hand stuck a cold flash of sword intent in his neck, and right then, the eyes of the Golden Birdy Demon diluted.

Was Long Haochen’s right hand so easily touched? It carried the Aria of the Goddess of Light! A surge of sword intent reached out for the brain of the Golden Birdy Demon and crushed it, which caused his sudden death. He didn’t even have the time to scream.

The fact that a powerhouse of the sixth step died like that in the hands of Long Haochen wasn’t so much due to their difference of strength, but the crucial point was his convincing resemblance to a Moon Demon.

His cloak spread out, blocking the line of sight of any passerbies, and with a golden glint, the corpse of the Golden Birdy Demon disappeared into the Eternal Melody.

Not stopping for a bit, Long Haochen headed towards Lin Xin and Han Yu.

Long Haochen’s fight didn’t attract any attention as the battle was already over as soon as it began, but things weren’t as peaceful for his comrades.

Noon was a very good time for Long Haochen’s action, because this was the time when demons had their meal. They were not the same as humans, and would only eat two meals a day, especially high ranking demons.

Thus, all members of the 64th Demon Hunt Squad aimed fundamentally for the time of their meal.

Although Lin Xin’s appearance was inferior to Long Haochen’s, he still had no problem to disguise himself as an ordinary Moon Demon, and at an even more vulnerable state than Long Haochen’s, because he found it right when the Golden Birdy Demon was about to have his meal on the roadside.

From this, it could be seen that although demons were powerful regarding battle strength, in terms of economy and culture, they were clearly inferior to humans, since they were after all strangers to this world. In the Temple Alliance, seeing a powerhouse of the sixth step eating crouched on the street was almost impossible.

The Golden Birdy Demon had a very simple meal, a big wok filled with some kind of meat stew or soup. The ground meat put inside and cooked thoroughly before being eaten. This one was accompanied by four other Great Birdy Demons, eating along with him.

Lin Xin and Han Yu exchanged a glance, and Han Yu nodded to him. A flash of blue light appeared in Lin Xin’s eyes, followed by the resonant sound of a phoenix cry, resounding in the street.

Why were spiritual stoves powerful? This was because ordinary abilities would generally never be able to match one important aspect, their instant burst. Furthermore, almost all the abilities from spiritual stoves would gain in power as long as the user would gain in strength. These were the basic reasons that made people crave the power of spiritual stoves.

When the immense Blue Fire Phoenix abruptly charged at the Golden Birdy Demon, all the demons on the street were stunned. That Golden Birdy Demon was after all a powerhouse at the sixth step, and noticing the danger, he immediately responded, using both of his hands to drag a Great Birdy Demon in front of him. while putting all his force into rushing his spiritual energy, letting a gaudy electric light curl up around him.

However, the arrival of the Blue Fire Phoenix was really too sudden, and this was all he had the time to do.

A cold smile was drawn on Lin Xin’s face, and the blue light filling his eyes became more intense. What followed was the sudden ascending of that Blue Fire Phoenix in the air, before a sudden descent. Actually, he just managed a rapid ascension in the air, before diving down fast.

Bang!

An immense blue pillar of fire descended from the sky, and the Blue Fire Phoenix instantly returned.

In the flames, the four Great Birdy Demons were instantly reduced to ashes, and the Golden Birdy Demon roared as his body twitched violently. His massive body seemed to have almost instantly turned into a scorched black mass. Such a terrible high temperature wasn’t anything his body could withstand. Originally, even the Zombie King of the eighth step had been forced back by the Blue Fire Phoenix.

A lofty figure quietly arrived at the back of the struggling Golden Birdy Demon right at that time. Lashing out with a golden red light, he brought the demons’ struggle to an end as his head fell down. The figure first carried and then launched the head of the Golden Birdy Demon towards Lin Xin like a blue artillery shell.

A blue flame leaped up, instantly engulfing the head of that Golden Birdy Demon, before being extinguished, as the head was absorbed into a magic storing device. Lin Xin then turned around and left, followed by Han Yu after he quickly recovered his sword. In a flash, the two of them disappeared into an alley.

From the instant Lin Xin launched the attack to the end of the battle, the whole process only lasted a few breaths. The assassination was carried out neatly, and they returned quickly after the end of the battle.

Right at that time, Lin Xin’s face was extremely pale, and his fists clenched tightly. His whole body actually trembled slightly. However, he clenched his teeth and endured bitterly. Under Han Yu’s protection, he headed back to the caravan. After the constant training he went through in the time of seclusion, his ability to endure the backlash of the spiritual stove actually increased a lot.

The backlash of the Spiritual Stove of Blue Fire Phoenix was different from the Spiritual Stove of Samsara, which was almost impossible to resist. But conversely, resisting the backlash of the Spiritual Stove of Blue Fire Phoenix was a type of training for Lin Xin, and after attempting continuously, and learning through experience, his ability to bear the effects of the spiritual stove improved with time. Only this way would the spiritual stove get closer to its future evolution.

Right when Lin Xin finished his battle, Sima Xian’s side also completed their part.

The enemies Sima Xian was up against were somewhat more numerous than Lin Xin and Han Yu’s: they were six Great Birdy Demons and one Golden Birdy Demon eating together in a restaurant.

Sima Xian wouldn’t ambush the enemy like Long Haochen. After confirming the presence of the target in the restaurant, he entered and took out his evolved Energetic Ball of Light.

Indoors, the dark golden Energetic Ball of Light emitted a terrible pressuring aura. Its thick iron chains had also gained in size, from ten meters to sixteen and a half.

The massive metallic ball made terrible strident sounds, smashing against the Golden Birdy Demon.

This Golden Birdy Demon felt something was off right when Sima Xian entered: the killing intent on him was just too dense. Thus, when Sima Xian launched his attack, he leapt up and attempted to evade the attack from the Energetic Ball of Light. In the meantime, a golden lightning spear appeared in his hand, and the six Great Birdy Demons threw themselves at him at great speed, attacking Sima Xian from different directions.

Sima Xian’s right hand held onto that metallic chain and shook it in a flash, actually stirring it up this way and making it follow the Golden Birdy Demon.

This was after all a restaurant. While not giving the Golden Birdy Demon much room for flight. All he could do was to incline his body while letting his spear burst out like a golden lightning launched against the Energetic Ball of Light.

However, when the innate lightning unleashed by the Golden Birdy Demon came into contact with the Energetic Ball of Light, it disappeared in a flash, just as if it was sucked in. Next, the Golden Birdy Demon felt a massive power descend on him, and, left without choice, could only use the spear in his hand to defend himself.

But right at this time, those six Great Birdy Demons launched themselves at Sima Xian, pointing their spears at him.

“Go to hell!” Sima Xian roared loudly, and an immense white pillar of light abruptly burst out against his opponents, enveloping the weapons of those six Great Birdy Demons in its range.

A terrible scene emerged. The Six Great Birdy Demons were immediately set aflame with a white fire, screaming as they fell to the ground. Their spears indeed hit Sima Xian’s body, but only managed to pierce his cloak.

This was Holy Spirit, a technique of offensive armor used by priests of the sixth step. Consuming an enormous amount of spiritual energy, it would come with extra powerful purifying effects. Seeking for efficient cleaning, Sima Xian immediately launched this powerful ability.

At the same time he killed the six Great Birdy Demons, the Golden Birdy Demon was already hit with the Energetic Ball of Light.

Bang.

Without suspense, his spear broke into pieces, and more terrifyingly, the Golden Birdy Demon flew along with the trajectory of the Energetic Ball of Light, directly causing the explosion of the roof. The Golden Birdy Demon was unexpectedly not sent flying by the attack, but was stuck to the Energetic Ball of Light. It could be clearly seen that some purple substance was entangled with the Energetic Ball of Light. Immediately, with the loud Bang bang bang triple sound, three purple balls of light exploded in succession against the Golden Birdy Demon.

And then, nothing was left of him.

A gold colored magical crystal surrounded by electricity was stuck close to the Energetic Ball of Light, and with a pull on the chain, Sima Xian retrieved it. The Energetic Ball of Light returned to his hand as he turned around and left, while not even ashes were left of that Golden Birdy Demon.


  • Anonymous

    15 more slaughters to go…

    • Jonathan Hurd

      One dead Golden Birdy…. Ah ah ah…. Two dead birdy demon…. ah ah ah….

  • Argos Yesu

    Like, does anyone even notice? LHC was fine since he hid his assassination, but everyone else…

    Are the streets so empty they could summon a flame phoenix to kill 4, then assassinate the weakened one without anyone even caring? Is the restaurant so empty that Sima can just enter and start wacking at the enemy? Like, come on…

    • mister x

      They are masquerading as high level demons. Remember the demon clans are much more savage and tribal.
      Even if they saw them killing the demons, as long as its perceived as one tribe fighting another, its pretty much nothing unusual to the onlookers.

      Than there is the might makes right principle that the demon races adheres to. Since they are a “higher level demon” than the ones they are killing, its also natural to them.

      Only during missions do the tribes really get along and even that is under the orders of a higher level demon. Don’t judge using human standards here.

      • Jonathan Hurd

        To be fair they can report in, but what kind of details could they really give. Other than LHC who could be interpreted as his Golden Birdy Demon was sent on a mission the others are so swift and violent. It would be hard to realize you should be paying attention to the attackers looks before they disappear.

    • normal guy

      Consider the chaotic situation of the demon realm. Perhaps every one thinks that they are fulfilling a grudge or something.

    • JBJHova

      All the demons in this town are terrified of the golden birdy demons. If someone can walk into a restaurant and kill 6 of them; would you mess with that person. That is why no one is challenging them even if they kill in the open. The author already mentioned a majority of the demons here are around level 4. Plus they are dressed as moon demons who would be the highest ranked demons in the town anyway.

  • Anto Wibowo

    Thank you for the chapter!

  • Athanos

    Now that the “Sword Intent and Secrets” officially concluded, whatever happened to the implied secrets? Did I miss something?

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I think the author is purposely teasing us with the secret that LHC now knows but we don’t. Not like he needs to add more freaking teases considering we still don’t have necromancy…! But yeah I believe there hasn’t been a mistake the author is just fucking with us more.

      • Evilage

        one of those sadist authors again?
        oh come on, at least he isn’t worse as er gen 😐

        • Jonathan Hurd

          If he would just give me my freaking necromancy I would feel so satisfied, lol. Honestly gotta count all the things I’m waiting for in this story.

          BRHL to return, necromancy, Hao Yue’s fifth head, a divine throne, identity of mystery knight, what happened to LHC’S dad, LHC’S moms past, Hao Yue’s past, what all the other elements for Hao Yue’s heads will be, and there’s still more o.O….

          I’m just happy Totobro is so reliable or I would be dying wondering when we can figure all these things out.

          • Evilage

            Same 😐
            Which mystery knight are you talking about?

          • Jonathan Hurd

            That’s what I call the guy who Han Qian was talking to outside of the Illusory Paradise. The one who was keeping the Devil Dragon Captain in check.

          • Robin

            But the Warrior Temple Head clearly said “a secret about yourself”, therefore, I am not sure if it will be a secret about the sword. It could naturally be about an effect the Aria has on its master, but I have a feeling that there is more behind it.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            To me it is really hard to know how the Warrior Temple head was the only one who figured out the secret… Maybe it has something to do with LHC unlocking the Aria of the Goddess of Light. Since LHC could do it and the sword was originally owned by Commander Ye there might be some common thread to them that allows both to use the Aria of the Goddess of Light. That is the only thing I can really think of that would allow the Warrior Temple head know, but not the knight temples people.

          • Athanos

            I doubt there is going to be any proper Necromancy from LHC, but it’s more than likely that he’s going to deploy the 12 Holy Guards on occasion; would that count as Necromancy in your eyes? That said, we can hope that one of the 12 Holy Guards turns out to be a Necromancer.

            As for the secret offered by the Warrior Temple head, there is only so much he can know about LHC that no one else can know; it’s probably something about the sword / something the sword does to its wielder. That is unless his “in this word, I’m the only one who knows” his assumption of the same kind as “seeing as you failed to pass the sword intent and carve the meteorite”.

            In any case, it’s weird that the chapter that had “secrets” in the title didn’t contain any secrets. That cannot even be explained by the author being a sadist or teasing us readers as it’s just plain false advertising.

          • Jonathan Hurd

            I feel like if he never uses the spells that would be such a waste considering all the effort the Author went to make sure LHC knows the spells. The big thing to me is I have no clue what Necromancy spells might entail that is what is making me so curious. Will LHC summon skeletons like he has been fighting in the trials? Can they have abilities similar or the same as LHC? How many can LHC have? How much control of their actions does LHC have…? These questions I want an answer to, but first I just want to see LHC leading an army of Undead into battle…

            I am definitely looking forward to the 12 Holy Guards being deployed because they are awesome and I want to see them fight as a team. They have admittedly been preserved through necromancy, but I think that is something LHC is still very far from pulling off yet.

            On reflection you might be right about the secret the Warrior Temple head is talking about relates to the Aria of the Goddess of Light. Since he was the retainer of Commander Ye and so close it makes sense that there are things he knows about Commander Ye’s sword that no one else still alive might. Seems weird if he is the only one who knows about LHC and that includes all the knight temple and LHC’s parents…

            To be fair on the chapter title. There was definitely a secret there. We have no clue what it is, but there was definitely one :D. The author is such a tease…..

          • Athanos

            From my perspective, the most interesting thing about Necromancy in the SYWZ universe has already been revealed; they utilise a resource that is unknown / ignored and more importantly unused by others–the souls. In most cases Necromancers rely on “mana” or “fatigue” like every other caster, which means that they have conflicting resources, but this is a very good interpretation and I like it.

            As for what one can do with Necromancy; it may be the only vocation capable of resurrection for as long as the soul that came from the body hasn’t dissipated or hasn’t been absorbed by someone else (i.e., Necromancer who isn’t casting the resurrection). Then there is animation of the dead bodies / skeletons, even some soul energy manipulation (e.g., sucking it out of the living, making attack moves out of it, etc.) and few other things that come to mind. I believe that Necromancers are quite limited to different techniques based of their attribute, so while Darkness Necromancer would most likely focus on the (icky) stuff with actual human remains (e.g., animation) and possibly even doing stuff to the living human bodies (e.g., rotting of enemies), Holy Necromancer would most likely focus on the soul energy manipulation (e.g., condense, drain, imbue into objects, shoot it like a beam, etc.). After all, even the skeletons LHC and his squad fight in the Tower of Eternity are made out of of the (condensed?) soul energy instead of being animated human skeleton like one might expect of a Necromancer, or at least I assume that since they appear out of thin air.

            Regardless, I still believe that the closest thing to generic Necromancy LHC is going to display is summoning of the 12 Holy Guards, which is technically Elux’s Necromancy as LHC only gains them as he passes their trials… like collectibles. That said, I doubt LHC would overlook the option to look resurrection if that truly is within the realm of Holy Necromancer vocation.

          • Athanos

            I believe that the most interesting thing about SYWZ Necromancy has already been revealed when we learnt that Necromancers tap into a unique resource: souls. Usually Necromancers rely on the same resource like any other caster (e.g., mana, or “spirit power” in case of SYWZ), but here it appears they have two independent resources and I like it.

            Furthermore, the interpretation of Necromancy probably hugely depends on the attribute of the Necromancer. While the Darkness Necromancers likely focus on the (icky) stuff like animating corpses or rotting enemies, the Holy Necromancer likely focus on the souls and soul energy itself (e.g., condense it, use it to attack, imbue objects with it, etc.). After all, even the skeletons in the Tower of Eternity are likely condensed soul energy–supplied by LHC via the Eternal Melody–instead of animated skeletal remains.

            This may even mean that Holy Necromancers are the only vocation capable of resurrection spell. Priests shouldn’t be able to re-connect the soul with the body as only Necromancers appear to have the ability to perceive and manipulate the souls / soul energy. So, while I doubt that LHC is ever going to lead an army of undead–or even create more undead than the 12 Holy Guards–, it’s doubtful that he would avoid an opportunity to learn resurrection if such spell indeed falls within the realm of this vocation.

            That said, leading the 12 Holy Guards alone could make for quite an impressive sight. Not to mention that one or more of these 12 Holy Guards may turn out to be Necromancers who might satisfy your desire to see an undead army behind LHC. =P

          • Jonathan Hurd

            What I found interesting for Necromancy was the description of Elux’s Stave in his statue. It had the Soul Energy black, the Holy Light energy yellow, and then White like the Summoners energy. So it seems Elux’s Necromancy might not only involve souls energy, but also the energy used by Summoners. What could be interesting is if Necromancers actually turned out to be a sub branch of Summoners.

            It would make sense since we have already seen some Summoners specialize in things. Like with the plants summoner. It could of been back in the day some people specialized in Summoning Skeletons and they then got branded as Necromancers and ostracized by the Brilliant Radiant Church.

            For Necromancy LHC will cast I don’t think that the 12 Holy Guards are connected to his Abilities. I think they might be fueled by the energy the Tower of Eternity directly.

            Mainly I am curious just what kind of form and combat methods Elux has provided LHC with. I do definitely think that he will be forced to use it at some point in Hao Yue’s world. Especially since the further Hao Yue evolves the more desperate the Undead are going to get to stop him.

          • Athanos

            Well, putting aside that the most interesting thing you mention is seriously misquoted, the thing about Summoners is possible, albeit unlikely. If there is any relation (the story said “seemingly related with the summoning power used by summoners”), my guess would be that it’s precisely the other way around: Summoners are diluted and refocused left-overs after Necromancers. And the main reason for this would most likely be that Necromancer can tap into their unique resource; I would be more open to likening them to Summoners if it weren’t for this fact.

            I don’t know what you’re talking about with the 12 Holy Guards. We know that they are (or at least their current forms are) the result of Elux’s Necromancy; why would there be any relation between them and LHC’s Necromancy? As for where they get their power, that has been quite strongly implied by the story, so there shouldn’t be any question in that regard.

            If memory serves, Elux hasn’t taught LHC any Necromancy nor combat style of Necromancers (not like there should be much to it anyway) so far. At best he might learn some Necromancy, but Necromancers shouldn’t be all that different from other casters when it comes to combat style, and this is basically the opposite of his Knightly responsibilities.

    • Psyside

      We dont know yet. It will be revealed in future. I think…like 50ish chapters

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  • Allstarall

    Is it ok for Sima to be using a Priest skill called HOLY spirit in demon territory?

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

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  • Luke Confidential

    Isn’t today THE day…

    • Robin

      Should be ^^

  • ZaX

    As efficient as you can get. Thanks for the chapter