Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 049

Chapter 49: Long Hao Chen’s Companion Mount (III)

“He succeeded!” The handicapped elder called out, pleasantly surprised. His [Brilliant Body] was gradually reverting back to normal as the bright colored lights that filled the whole cave accordingly disappeared.

The elder’s forehead was already full of sweat; clearly, supporting this enormous transporting magical array was a huge burden for him.

Hearing about the situation, Ye Hua hurried together with the elder to the center of the cave.

As the bright light became weaker, Long Hao Chen’s figure gradually appeared before them. Except for the fact his face was somewhat pale, there wasn’t any other change on him.

As his soul returned, Long Hao Chen felt completely empty, inside as well as outside. Almost all of his internal spiritual energy had been consumed, making his originally slow-moving self-rotations almost stagnate, together with an important dimming of the light emitted by his Saint Spiritual Stove. Fortunately, as a knight, he still had his external spiritual energy. Although he felt empty inside, it still did not affect his ordinary movements.

Subconsciously, Long Hao Chen’s vision shifted towards the presence that was in front of his body. The fact that he exerted so much mental and physical strength, that it was precisely a month ago that he came to the Knights’ Sacred Mountain, wasn’t that just for his sake?

However, when Long Hao Chen saw the companion he concluded a contract of equals with facing him, he was immediately astonished; the nearby Ye Hua and handicapped elder were astonished as well.

The reason why they looked so sluggish wasn’t that Long Hao Chen’s companion magical beast looked too formidable, but it was actually that…

It was a lizard, a little more than a meter tall, with a layer of thin black scales covering its skin. These scales formed an exotic shape somewhat resembling a trapezoid. Two arcs were formed from both sides and linked together, forming a final shape quite similar to that of a tower shield like those used by heavy armored knights.

Its head did not look special compared to ordinary lizards, its pair of little red colored eyes winking while looking at Long Hao Chen, expressing an indescribable familiarity. It was sticking out its tongue ordinarily, seemingly able to feel Long Hao Chen’s flavor under his foot.

If it was only that, Long Hao Chen would not look so dull, the fact it was at most a second step Earthfire Lizard was no big deal for him. However, on the body of this lizard, there were dozens of crip-crossed scars, its blood was flowing all around, and a big bulge could be seen on its neck, buckling upwards; this bulge was almost as thick as its neck. Using the word ‘ugly’ to describe the scars on its body would almost seem like a compliment.

Long Hao Chen didn’t expect at all that all those hardships he went through to finally manage to summon his companion would result in summoning a seemingly handicapped creature. Additionally, it was a second step evil mutated Earthfire Lizard. Since the time Long Hao Chen began cultivating, everything went smoothly until now; this was the first blow he ever received.

“Woo woo–” The Earthfire Lizard seemed like it enjoyed Long Hao Chen’s smell: it was rubbing against his body, showing intimate little red eyes.

A sort of forced smile appeared on Long Hao Chen’s face: through the pact of equals, he could feel how strong this lizard was. It had a cultivation level corresponding approximately to the second step.

Starlight Unicorn King, did you deceive me? You told me that because of my body of Scion of Light, you weren’t qualified to become my companion, but then, what is it that I have before my eyes right now? A second step Earthfire Lizard!

Ye Hua silently walked to Long Hao Chen’s side, pulling him from the ground. He unenthusiastically said: “What you have to bear is nothing compared to what happened to me. You couldn’t find a satisfactory companion mount in the Sacred Mountain, so you will simply have to rely on hunting magical beasts to find one in the future. If you can reach the step of Divine Knight, even making an enormous dragon to yield will not be impossible.”

With the sound of jingling metal, Ye Hua took out the heavy sword from his back, preparing to launch a powerful blow.

The Earthfire Lizard seemed to be able to sense its life being threatened, and although it was covered all over in scars, it hid behind Long Hao Chen’s back, exposing only its drum-shaped head, shooting terrified looks at Ye Hua.

“Teacher, what are you doing?!” With a Dang sound, Long Hao Chen took out his sword and used its handle to block Ye Hua’s chop.

Ye Hua didn’t expect that, “Little fool, don’t tell me that you want to keep this useless cripple? You have to know that if it is not killed, the contract with you will be completed and you will never be able to conclude another contract of equals with another magical beast.”

Long Hao Chen’s look was unwilling, helpless, and even angry, but he did not show the slightest murderous intent.

“Teacher, do you remember the story of you and your Vibrant Mountain Bird? In that extremely difficult moment, he chose you, and as a result, you regarded him like your closest relative. Don’t you know that it was at the last moment that this little guy answered to my call? Despite the fact that he’s not powerful at all, that he’s handicapped, he’s the one who accepted making a contract with me at the very last moment.”

“We are companions, so I want to protect him, to keep him safe, even if I cannot get a genuine mount for the rest of my life. I cannot give up on him because of what he is. It is not by fear of being haunted by a traumatic experience. It is because at the moment we concluded the agreement, he already became my dear relative.”

As he said this, Long Hao Chen slowly crouched down, gently patting this Earthfire Lizard’s head. He could feel that its scales were covered in a kind of silk-like material that did not feel thick at all.

The Earthfire Lizard did not move the slightest bit. It was as if it had turned into a statue, looking attentively at Long Hao Chen with its two red colored eyes.

“Don’t worry little guy, I will not abandon you. Neither will I require you to fight with me. I just wish that you could become my friend, is that okay?”

The Earthfire Lizard recovered its ability to move, and gently stretched out its tongue, licking Long Hao Chen’s hand.

Ye Hua withdrew his heavy sword and sighed, “Kid, you are really too soft-hearted, your feelings are too deep.”

Long Hao Chen gave his teacher an apologetic look, “Teacher, trust me, I will cultivate very seriously, so even if I don’t have a companion mount to assist me, I won’t lose to this Gui Wu. Teacher, my internal energy is nearly exhausted, can you please help me treat the injuries on my companion’s body?”

What else could Ye Hua say? He simply silently nodded, “Okay.”

Using holy light in his hands, he released a recovering skill, while the handicapped elder, who didn’t say anything until now, suddenly interrupted him: “Wait a moment.”

“Mh?” Long Hao Chen and Ye Hua turned towards him at the same time.

The handicapped elder said in a deep voice: “If you don’t want him to die, don’t treat him.”

Long Hao Chen stood, doubtfully asking, “Senior, why?”

The handicapped senior gave him a serious look, showing a sincere smile: “You are a good person, a really good person. I can see in you the standards of a knight that are pity and compassion. Unfortunately, although you are kind-hearted, you must bring yourself to abandon this little guy. I am afraid that you cannot take him away, for the simple reason that he possesses a physique with the darkness attribute. If you are to use holy light skills to treat him, it will only harm him instead.”

“Darkness attribute!” Long Hao Chen was astonished.

The elder nodded, answering: “When summoning a magical beast through the magical array, some will come from a place similar to the abyss. Regardless of their elemental attribute, those ones will innately have a physique with the darkness attribute. All the darkness attribute magical beasts, upon leaving this cave, will get killed by our great holy light array. But here, you cannot send him back to cancel the contract and any kind of magical beast has no way to affect this magical array. Although it looks strange to me that a a magical beast with this kind of dark attribute physique could be attracted to you, and furthermore make an agreement with you, I have no other option but to tell you that by choosing to answer to your call, he followed the path of his own demise.”

“Wha–?” Long Hao Chen was shocked. It seemed as if this Earthfire Lizard had understood everything, as it pressed up against Long Hao Chen’s body, trembling and showing a pair of little red eyes brimming with fear.

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  • Black Haze

    is this charmander?

  • Varler

    This confuses me more than before. So is it a lizard shaped like a shield? Or what? I guess we’ll find out once the whole chapter is out.
    Thanks toto!

    • It’s a lizard shape trapezoid. :3

      • Toffu

        Result of google image search for trapezoid lizard.

        It’s a handbag.

        • ddadain

          ROFL~

  • Guesting

    Interesting

  • George

    so a lizard with black scales, with a design on his back like that of a tower shield, sounds like a great mount for a guardian knight, and hopefully it will grow wings and be a black dragon

  • LNFanatic

    Trapezoid description was a little confusing. Hopefully, it’s a dragon, and not actually a lizard, cuz that would be disappointment.

  • mcr555

    Since it is shaped like a shield, I just hope it isn’t used as one

  • Jones

    A LIZARD!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!! ALL THAT WAITING AN IT’S A LIZARD!!!!

    • AnalicticPrag

      its a 100 times better than a unicorn Fab..
      and lizards are awesome being..some people just don’t get how do lizards do the way lizards can be.

  • Zkx321

    hmm…honestly base on the two arcs first thing that comes into mind is wings which means dragon..but could be wrong

  • DeadNinnja

    At first I thought he meant something like a triceratops dinosaur,but now not too sure

  • JBJHova

    I think that his companion is an imugi / imoogi; it is a lizard similar to a dragon; it has wings and are often black in color. They are usually described as benevolent.

  • ddadain

    Kekekekekeke~~~ Long Hao Chen is secretly a troll-bro too, deep deep inside.

  • RabbitDog

    I bet it’s a baby dragon. It’s gotta be.

    • kencchi

      Puhleez be a baby dragon. it’d be too pitiful if it isn’t smh

    • relik21

      no its a two headed lizard it looks like a dragon though without wings

    • AnalicticPrag

      i prefer it to be a lizard.. they are much more vicious than one can ever think especially when wounded.. anyone play MH3?

      • John Adams

        a dragon is a lizard just a bigger more powerfull and especially vicious type of lizard

      • jus7me

        monster hunter is love, monster hunter is life!!
        also, im sorry to rain on your parade but nargacuga and akantor are both wyverns :/ that notwithstanding, if he were to get hinself a little pet narga thatd be amazing O.O!!!

  • Elsie

    A lizard, that doesn’t sound like a formidable mount

    • Shannon

      A cute, almost beautiful little boy that is constantly mistaken for a girl doesn’t sound like a formidable knight, either.

  • Kevin Zerrudo

    maybe it looks like a lizard now, then a few years later it might evolve into something powerful

    right?

  • houstin bently

    my ancestors sent a little lizard to help me?
    -hey, Dragon, dragon. I don’t do that tongue thing.
    really hope its a dragon

  • Ryan Ty

    Thanks for the Chapters and I think it’s an imugi / imoogi too. Which still make it apart of the dragon family.

    • Masadeer

      imoogi is the KOREAN word for it.

  • jacobpaige

    Hunted down the manhua chapter for anyone who wants to see what its supposed to look like

    http://www.chuixue.com/manhua/11836/249660.html?p=22

    Still not really clear on what its supposed to be though, so I’m thinking it might not be a known monster type. Still, since its a lizard, I’m still betting on some sort of baby dragon.

  • Jones

    IF THIS IS HOW IT LOOKS…I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS!!!!!

    • FalkorUnlucky

      LoL, the teaser failed to mention this thing had two heads… Also, I guess those 2 door looking things (future wings) are the trapezoidal tower shield things? Btw, I checked that link to the manhua and this is it.

      • Masadeer

        ummm yeah. Try again.
        this page:
        http://www.chuixue.com/manhua/11836/256807.html?p=5

        it’s kinda cute.

        IGNORE THE DOUBLE HEADDED MASSIVE SPOILER FOR NOW!

        (this isn’t helping at all, isn’t it….)

        • Youp; the first link is the right one, if you want to see its current appearence :).

        • Oh and Masadeer hi; I’m a great fan of a lot of projects you’re working on, keep up the good work!

        • Firekarkon

          Hey, I didn’t spoil myself but I guess he grown a pair of light wings or smth from that bulge. Which gained him X levels and light attribute. Also that 2 level thing, I think it’s just in baby state thus is very weak. Adults are much more stronger as we know.

          PS: Am I close to being… close?

  • BG

    can you post the image pls?

    • Its on masadeer’s link, the image that was posted previously was not the image of the pet’s current appearence. It was like linking Bebe’s deity appearence while he’s still a saint, thus a spoiler :x.

      • Leticia

        The link isn’t working!! I really want to see the lizard’s appearance. *__*

        • The lizard’s appearence is censored (they changed some details) on the manhua though.
          I’m 100% sure

          • Leticia

            Why??

          • ^^’, you’ll discover that by yourself a bit later

          • You guessed? :d

          • Leticia

            Uhh T_T

          • Well, the manhua censored the bloody appearance, and the large scars, so ugly that ‘Using the word ‘ugly’ to describe the scars on its body would almost seem like a compliment.’ The lizard is supposed to look in a very very bad shape, but its not really the case

          • Leticia

            I just read chapter 50. Will it’s (his) appearance change when he becomes of light attribute instead of darkness?

  • BG

    post the image pls.. ehehe

  • pengued

    it was so cute at first, but i couldn’t like 2 headed form.

    • BG

      share image pls

  • Tereus

    is there someone that can sketch this companion based on its description

  • Jormungand

    I’m telling ya all, it’s Toothless a.k.a. Nightfury 😀 http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/166/1/5/toothless_the_alpha_by_aritimas-d7mjrsp.jpg

    • relik21

      yeah it looks like toothless but no wings and its two headed lizard i bet it’ll turn out to be a two headed dragon in the future

      • Lukas

        Letter it will have more heads… Hydra

  • Tereus

    Man that chapter will be so nice. But meanwhile I’m gonna watch some pictures up ahead. (It’s my dream to someday know all east Asia languages)

  • totesose

    thanks 4 the preview 😀 the cliffhanger would’ve killed me X(

  • okay, I counted, I had to remove 12 spoiler comments… I’ll be most likely disabling comments in ALL CHAPTERS if this keeps up… Did you think about the people who don’t want to be spoiled before talking about spoilers everywhere, guys?

  • BG

    please released the whole chapter ^_^

  • DCunchained

    This picture is taken from the comic adaptation of the novel

    • B1:(1) Excellent…
      B2:(2) Huh?
      B3:(3) What? (4) It’s such a pitiful little one. (5) Im… impossible (6) Don’t tell me… After so much painstacking efforts…
      B4: (7) A mere second step mutated Earthfire Lizard?!

      Little instinctive translation, ofc its not the most precise translation, I did it in a few seconds without any word checking.

      • Mr. Lu

        no no what we need to think about is in the word mutated, after all what if it is something that is related to the mutation that we do not know anything about yet.

        • bianyi means more precisely variation.

          It means its not exactly a normal Earthfire Lizard.
          You may be overthinking a little. Or you may not :p :o.

          • ddadain

            Oh you… :3 We both know what’s coming… >;3

          • Razormouth

            plss update quickly lol o pleaseee totokk god sempai

      • burnnnn

        Look carefully. That shape on his head.

        HE GOT A MOUNTAIN!!!

      • yuzu

        don’t say that! he looks a little cute, don’t you think? look at his puny little eyes! cute right? right?

        *sigh~* my poor little Chen!

      • Aan Tri

        no way its cute, in my house lives a half arm sized stray lizard, and no one want to touch it.
        i was scary just by looking at it.

        even though i could sell it for 3 dollar………….

    • Kevin Zerrudo

      what site? even if its raw, pictures are all that matter 🙂

    • time

      If it didn’t have that bump on it it would look really cool if it grew up

    • Mein!

      Where did you get this?

    • Leticia

      It kinda looks Cute~~

    • DCunchained

      Trade secret I only show info or description when people are having confusion over details

    • memento mori

      So much for ugly being an understatement. I find him adorable.

  • Charmander, I choose you! It’ll curbstomp people when it evolves into Charizard :p

  • a_v

    It’s an alligator purse that had manufacturing errors!

  • Full chapter out. The true ‘battle for first’ may begin, from here on

    • Starofleo

      Your link for 49 is taking me to the preview and not to the full chapter.

      • Ah :x, the eternal cache problem. Try ctrl+f5 / anonymous mode (browser) / use another browser / empty cache (if you are in your phone)

        • Starofleo

          Cool Beans and ty. It worked.

  • asdsad

    first

  • Moridain

    Poor little thing.
    Being ‘darkness’ attributed doesn’t mean it is evil.
    And no one with any wisdom ever judges others for having scars. They are a sign that a being has faced pain and hardship and prevailed to live another day. They are a sign of strength, not ugliness.

  • TLODAN

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! I’m guessing the preview was the uneditted version and not a partial piece of the chapter like Ren does?

    • Yup, how did’you guess? :’o.
      But it was just to ‘lighten’ a bit the cliffhanger, I don’t think I’ll release a preview everytime, for the moment at least.

      By the way, kiri, how is your fic going?

      • kirindas

        Just an assumption since there was no change to the chapter length.

        My story is steadily moving along. I’m trying to learn Japanese, so I can read more web novels, so I’m attempting to work out a balance. If I didn’t need to play games so often, it would work out well. Lol.

        • Alright; I’m glad to know you’r doing well :d.

  • Mario Mägi

    There are no words to accurately describe my disappointment. I was really expecting something grand to appear. Hopefully, this four-legged worm will turn out to be something great in the near future though. Thanks for the chapter!

  • Nanana

    Thanks! 😀

  • Krokokid

    Thx for the chapter! I’m still not sure about this series as the main character is unexplainably superpowerful and really naive (although being 13 kinda excuses that kind of behavior). The reason I’m still reading is because it of the possible romance 😉
    I do really like the quality of your translations though, they’re really top notch!

    • Gustavo

      As I said before, we’re only thinking the MC is “super powerful” because he is being compared to humans. In the world of this Novel, humans are weaklings compared to Demons, even his dad who is overwhelming powerful has the risk of dying if going against powerful demons (as foreshadowed in earlier chapters)

      • Krokokid

        That isn’t my issue though. My issue is that he is a superior human being (better than all other humans) for no other reason than being “innocent” (and the son of a Divine Knight).

        • Captain Obvious

          He is a superior human being because of his genetics, luck, and upbeing. -.-

  • Varler

    Ok, my current guess is that it’ll be some dual attribute creature, or something. Maybe fused attribute? I’m thinking like Olivier from Coiling Dragon. Because it said that anything darkness attribute would die when it steps outside.
    Either that, or it’s the scion of darkness, the counterpart to him being the scion of light, and because of that it can somehow resist the light barrier outside, or maybe fuse with him or something.

  • Jo Loving Jo

    holy shit now i can see why the picture on its webnovel doenst look like hao chen!!! i can now see the entire picture what would happen if this companion of his has some kind of buff lol to transform hao chen lol(HAO CHEN ASSASSIN FOR THE WIN!!!) NO KNIGHT KNIGHT SUCKS!! NO KNIGHT KNIGHT SUCKS!

    • kircheis

      That actually makes sense.

  • Akki

    Thanks for the chapter~ 🙂

  • Feelngood

    I must say this. Is that you Olivier?
    btw its gonna be an awesome mount 🙂
    Thanks for the chap.

  • DCunchained

    besides others have already before me provided the link to the comic

  • jacobpaige

    Can’t LHC just leave and then summon him? Or is the summoing spell light attributed as well?

  • Avon

    Its the Primordial Dark Dragon of Destruction & Death!… In lizard form. Trust me.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • ⒼⓞⓀⓊ☁

    HOPE IT TURNS INTO A DRAGONNNNNNN TY

  • Nikki

    Ridiculous and sad that almost every translation site I have been to, readers have to be warned off of putting spoilers. Some guy posted a massive spoiler on MGA and gods, have I never wanted to curse a guy so bad for telling everything about an LN.

    • yeah :x. That’s why I try to check every comment right after its typed.

      • Nikki

        So fast! Only 2 minutes after I post too.

  • yuzu

    My poor poor Chen Chen! you’re too good, really!
    It’s okay! don’t be disappointed, dragons are lizards too!
    *sigh~* I knew this would happen! poor Chen T.T

    • My big sis zuzu.

      I wanted actually a lili mount :x.

    • loli mount* little missclick :D. I noticed a bit late~.

      • yuzu

        ???

        • I mean I wanted a loli mount*, not a lili mount, this was a little typo

          • yuzu

            you mean cute little one? a loli? but….but you…. ah never mind!

  • Netero

    Thank you so much 🙂

  • Khöl Mé Åcé

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  • Frun Blumglin

    O.o Thanks for the extra chapter!!!~ =3

  • kensche heiashi

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

  • Avarrencus

    I can sense it, Alduin has return….. again
    Thanks for the chapter~

    • Ronald Wood

      Dragonflies are u up for the challenge

  • KenKen

    So he ended up with a weird mount huh…still I strongly disagreed and don’t believe it is just a handicapped ugly mount surely it’s special somewhere, somehow its just that it’s not discover just yet.

    • Kawaii

      😀

  • Merry Poppins

    Thanks for the chapter.