Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 072


Chapter 72: The Mysterious Stone Orb (IV)

Clearly, Hao Yue was at most a fourth ranked magical beast, and not even at the peak of the fourth rank, which was equivalent to a human fighter of the third step. And yet his [Identification Method] had failed. Furthermore, it was not the first time the skill had failed today. Why was he trying so hard to get close to Long Hao Chen? He had specifically used the [Identification Method] to investigate Long Hao Chen, but beyond his current strength and age, there wasn’t anything else he could find. It was the reason why he was so interested in Long Hao Chen.

How strange. What kind of magical beast could Hao Yue be? Lin Xin’s heart was full of doubts.

At this moment, outside the booth, the whole audience became silent. Ten thousand gold coins was not a small amount by any means. One must know that a single gold coin was enough to feed a family of three for a month, and ten gold coins was enough to buy ordinary armor. Ten thousand gold coins was sufficient to arm a regiment of a hundred knights down to the teeth.

Certainly, this stone orb had the possibility of containing a rare metal, but how many rare metals could have such a high value? Furthermore, heaven knows how big the piece of metal was. If it was only fist-sized, even if it was a magical metal like mithril, it still wouldn’t be worth much.

Xing Xuan had already asked for the third time: “Are there any distinguished customers who are interested in this item?”

As before, there were no responses. The people who normally attended the auction were rarely impetuous. If the price was one hundred gold coins, there might have been someone who would take the gamble and just buy it. However, for ten thousand gold coins, few would risk the purchase.

“Brother Lin.” Long Hao Chen suddenly called out. Seeing Hao Yue’s exceedingly hopeful look, he finally made a decision.

“Ah?” Lin Xin was still in the midst of pondering over Hao Yue’s origins, and he only reacted after being called.

“Brother Lin, if you are willing to lend me money to buy the item before our eyes, I will fulfill your request,” Long Hao Chen said in a voice like iron.

“You don’t need to borrow money from him, Big Sister will buy it for you.” Lin Jia Lu, who had been silent for quite some time suddenly spoke up. Furthermore, she hastily stepped forward and swiftly pressed the number, ten thousand, on the auction’s apparatus.

On the auctioneering platform.

Xing Xuan said a bit apologetically: “It seems that article number two will have to be put away. Ah! Wait a second, the VIP of booth number 6 has offered a price of ten thousand gold coins. Ten thousand gold coins going once.” Seeing that someone had put forth a price, she immediately became pleased. However, once she saw that it was booth number 6 that had given a price, she couldn’t help but knit her eyebrows together and shoot Lin Xin’s booth a reproachful glance.

The booth’s water crystal glass was a special kind of manufactured material. From the outside, one could not see inside. Only from the interior could one see outside.

Outside, there was a huge commotion in the auction area and no small amount of jeering could be heard. But what they didn’t know was that within booth number 6, there was a person presently shrieking. The person shrieking was exactly Lin Xin.

“This sister, you can’t do this! Brother Long already proposed to borrow money from me, how can you just snatch away this opportunity?” Lin Xin’s face was all gloomy.

Lin Jia Lu giggled sweetly and said: “Hao Chen is my little brother. Isn’t it normal for a big sister to buy things for his little brother?”

Long Hao Chen was scared out of his wits, “Big Sister Lin, how is this acceptable. The price is ten thousand gold coins!”

Lin Jia Lu stood up and walked towards Long Hao Chen’s side. Her expression was gentle as she said: “Hao Chen, if you were at least twenty years old, this big sister would have no qualms and would definitely snatch you up. Even if I would wrong Xin’er, it still wouldn’t be a bad choice. It’s a pity that the gap between our ages is far too wide, and I can only be your big sister. I will never forget the events of that day when twice, a whole two times, you saved my life. The second time especially; as I had already caught the scent of the Grim Reaper, it was you who pulled me from the brink of death. If you don’t give big sister a chance to repay you, then big sister’s heart will never be at peace.”

“Big Sister Lin, I……” Long Hao Chen still wanted to decline her offer, but Lin Jia Lu had already raised her hand to press over his mouth, “Don’t say anything more. Do you really think that Big Sister’s life is not even worth ten thousand gold coins? I’ve already consulted with your Big Sister Xin’er, and she also agreed. If you are unwilling to accept, then in the future, don’t even think about calling me big sister.”

Ever since the day when they finished their training mission, nearly every night, Lin Jia Lu had been awoken by nightmares. She could never forget the moment when the member of the Dyke Clan had pressed an icy, sharp blade against her throat. Her saving grace was Long Hao Chen! If Long Hao Chen hadn’t been there, she would have died without a doubt. She was a person who knew gratitude. These past few days, her relationship with Li Xin had also gotten a lot better. Originally, there hadn’t been the slightest hint of anything keeping them from singing the same tune. After opening up about their past incident, they had gone back to being old friends. She had the idea of going to Aimei City’s auction house to buy something for Long Hao Chen several days ago. It was a big auction house, and the amount of goods weren’t lacking. She believed that buying something useful for Long Hao Chen right before the Demon Hunt Selection would be the best way to pay him back.

Long Hao Chen took a deep breath, and finally nodded his head, saying: “Big Sister, thank you.”

Extremely pleased, Lin Jia Lu rubbed his head, saying: “This, is big sister’s good little brother.”

Li Xin said a bit jealously: “Hmph, I’m going to earn a lot of money in the future as well.”

“Third time, sold. This mysterious stone orb goes to the distinguished customer in booth number 6.” From outside, Xing Xuan’s voice floated through. With nobody making a sudden bid, it was finally sold for ten thousand gold coins.

Lin Xin said gloomily: “Brother Long, keep looking. If there is anything that catches your eyes, let me know. I’ll gift it to you as long as you agree to my request.”

Long Hao Chen laughed faintly and shook his head, saying, “I don’t have anything else I want. However, I will still consider your proposal. But remember, we have to enter the final rounds of the Demon Hunt Selection to make that possible, no?”

At this point in time, Hao Yue had finally calmed down. The thirst in his eyes, however, did not decrease, rather, it actually increased. Leaning on Long Hao Chen’s foot, Little Light and Little Flame rubbed unceasingly against his leg.

Lin Xin sat there as if pondering something. Right at that moment, there was a knock on the door. The door opened, and the young lady Xiao Nuo entered, pushing the golden cart that was previously on the auctioning platform. On top of it lay the mysterious stone orb.

Seeing the stone orb, Hao Yue almost directly threw himself at it. Only when Long Hao Chen gave him a look did he show some restraint, but his body was still slightly trembling.

Ever since they had left the Knight’s Sacred Mountain, it was the first time Long Hao Chen had seen him so excited. To Long Hao Chen, ten thousand gold coins was an astronomical sum. The money Lin Jia Lu had taken out was a favor he would firmly keep in mind, and one that he would definitely pay back to her in the future.

If it was someone else, they would definitely not be so willing to buy the stone orb. One’s money wasn’t something that ought to be wasted just because of a magical beast companion’s sudden costly urges.

But Long Hao Chen was different; Hao Yue was very dear to him. They shared a blood contract, and the blood of the other flowed in each of their own bodies. Long Hao Chen almost considered him as his own little brother. Seeing Hao Yue so eager, he decided to trust the intuition of this “little brother”, and had resolved to buy the stone orb. He was also firmly convinced that he would definitely be able to earn this amount of ten thousand gold coins in the future.

Lin Jia Lu advanced and took out her own magical card to wholly pay. After Xiao Nuo pushed the cart in, she had originally wanted to make some conversation with Lin Xin. However, upon seeing him seated and pondering deeply, she left completely baffled. Xiao Nuo had never seen Master Lin without a smile on his face.

Long Hao Chen didn’t directly hand the stone orb to Hao Yue. Instead, he stored it in his ring ‘forget-me-not’. Lin Xin was an outsider, after all. Regardless of whether or not this stone orb was a special item, this auction house clearly wasn’t a suitable place to display it.


  • Zhynx

    Yeah… What really hapend?? The2 headed geko eats the stone and bekome 3 headed? Haha more plsss

  • Zhynx

    Yeah… What really hapend?? The2 headed geko eats the stone and bekome 3 headed? Haha more plsss

  • kensche heiashi

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

  • Robert Dxd

    Getting sick of this “Too Young” bullshit
    Nigga, Boys know about sex when theyre 7, and too old only happens when she cant give birth anymore.

    • thiec

      LOL.. its not “The Deer and the Cauldron” novel by Jin Yong, that create many harem. And it will be more bullshit if author said mc only loyal to one girl that he meet at age of 9

    • Shannon

      I was obviously sheltered, then. I didn’t have any interest or even knowledge about sex until i was 14. I still remember the situation that made me ask about it back then.

      • Robert Dxd

        The norm is probably 10
        I just know at age 7 I was thinking about how to get into older girls pants.

  • etloth

    I have a suggestion; do you mind posting just the next chapter’s title once you’re done a chapter? Something for those of us who don’t mind a little spoiler 🙂

    • done, aka index

      • etloth

        Thanks!

  • etloth

    I have a suggestion; do you mind posting just the next chapter’s title once you’re done a chapter? Something for those of us who don’t mind a little spoiler 🙂

  • Akki

    Thanks for the chapter~

  • JBJHova

    Thank you for the translation; I hope Hao Yue reaches the next step; although he helped Long Hao Chen last fight; his attacks barely did any damage. Also the knight that went into the mountains with him had a 7 step beast; I really don’t want Hao Yue to be too far behind.

  • JBJHova

    Thank you for the translation; I hope Hao Yue reaches the next step; although he helped Long Hao Chen last fight; his attacks barely did any damage. Also the knight that went into the mountains with him had a 7 step beast; I really don’t want Hao Yue to be too far behind.

  • kirindas

    Thank you for the new chapter!

  • Availchet

    Thanks

  • MissAtlantis

    Thank you for the update. I greatly enjoyed reading it.

  • ⒼⓞⓀⓊ☁

    ty will he grow an extra head again

  • Arthur

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • Arthur

    Thanks for the chapter.

  • Mugiwara

    I wonder what is the relationship between Xing Xuan and Lin Xin..

  • Truthbro

    lol why do i think like this…

    “Seeing the stone orb, Hao Yue almost directly threw himself at it”

    i could imagine a two headed lizard just jumping on the side of the cart like a gecko and start humping it and and lang choa looking at him like (ಠ_ಠ) why you do dis! lmao

    • Lol and now im expanding on your imagination:
      Hao Chen asks, “Why you do dis!?”
      Hoa Yue responds mentally, “Babies!!!”

  • Tiep Ta Huan

    Thanks a lot for the chapter.

    I really appreciate your time and work you’re putting into translating the chapter.

    But there is a small issue that’s beendet bugging me ever since you started taking donations for extra chapters.

    I have noticed that you are turning “regular” chapters into “extra” chapters once you reached the set donation limit. But then don’t release the regular chapter on the set day it should be released but instead label it as an extra chapter.

    For a better understanding here an example of one recent case. Yesterday, when you released chapter 71 and I clicked on “next chapter(72)”, you said: The next chapter will be out on monday when it’s a regular chapter, if it’s a bonus chapter it will be released tomorrow(today/sunday). Today is sunday and the chapter is released and the released chapter is labled as a donated chapter. So the regular chapter should be still scheduled for monday right? But it isn’t, the next regular release is in 2-3 days and only if it is a bonus chapter will it be released tomorrow(monday).

    So basically you are turning the the scheduled regular release in to a bonus chapter and release it earlier. So the donations aren’t for bonus chapters but actually faster releases.

    Otherwise it should be like this: Let’s assume it is saturday when you released chapter 71 and you are posting one regular chaptwr every 2-3 days.

    Saturday: chapter 71 (wad a bonus)
    Sunday: only if donation limit reached
    Monday: regular release + bonus if reached
    Tuesday: bonus if reached
    Wednesday: regular chapter + bonus if reached
    Thursday: bonus if reached
    Friday: bonus if reached
    Saturday: regular chapter + bonus if reached
    Sunday: bonus if reached

    This is how it should look like in my opinion. On the day of a regular release there should be 2 chapters if the donation limit for a bonus is reached on that day. So on monday there should still be a regular release regardless of the donations and if the donation bar is filled there should be 2 chapters (regular +bonus)

    Why do I write this? Because i feel that how you are doing this right now almost feels like pay to read (I know it’s not). Since the day you started taking donations on May the 8th (chapter 33) there were only 2 regular chapter (38&47) every released chapter other than that were sponsored. Why is that? Because everytime the limit for a bonus chapter is reached, the regular chapter you are working on will be released earlier and there will be no regular chapter on the preset day. Instead the regular chapter timer is reset to 2-3 days from that time on.

    On the other hand I feel that your donation limit for the next chapter is quite high in ratio to the characters per chapter.
    For example the translator for CD takes 60$ for a bonus chapter as far as I know and releases 3 chapters every week on a regular basis. but each chapter is at least 3 times the length. But that’s just how I see it.

    Well that was a very long wall of text but I just felt, that this issue sgould be pointed out to every donator.

    Thank you for reading this.

    • True, I shall change a bit the system, by instauring at least a certain amount of weekly regular chapters. I’ll do so!

  • Tiep Ta Huan

    Thanks a lot for the chapter.

    I really appreciate your time and work you’re putting into translating the chapter.

    But there is a small issue that’s beendet bugging me ever since you started taking donations for extra chapters.

    I have noticed that you are turning “regular” chapters into “extra” chapters once you reached the set donation limit. But then don’t release the regular chapter on the set day it should be released but instead label it as an extra chapter.

    For a better understanding here an example of one recent case. Yesterday, when you released chapter 71 and I clicked on “next chapter(72)”, you said: The next chapter will be out on monday when it’s a regular chapter, if it’s a bonus chapter it will be released tomorrow(today/sunday). Today is sunday and the chapter is released and the released chapter is labled as a donated chapter. So the regular chapter should be still scheduled for monday right? But it isn’t, the next regular release is in 2-3 days and only if it is a bonus chapter will it be released tomorrow(monday).

    So basically you are turning the the scheduled regular release in to a bonus chapter and release it earlier. So the donations aren’t for bonus chapters but actually faster releases.

    Otherwise it should be like this: Let’s assume it is saturday when you released chapter 71 and you are posting one regular chaptwr every 2-3 days.

    Saturday: chapter 71 (wad a bonus)
    Sunday: only if donation limit reached
    Monday: regular release + bonus if reached
    Tuesday: bonus if reached
    Wednesday: regular chapter + bonus if reached
    Thursday: bonus if reached
    Friday: bonus if reached
    Saturday: regular chapter + bonus if reached
    Sunday: bonus if reached

    This is how it should look like in my opinion. On the day of a regular release there should be 2 chapters if the donation limit for a bonus is reached on that day. So on monday there should still be a regular release regardless of the donations and if the donation bar is filled there should be 2 chapters (regular +bonus)

    Why do I write this? Because i feel that how you are doing this right now almost feels like pay to read (I know it’s not). Since the day you started taking donations on May the 8th (chapter 33) there were only 2 regular chapter (38&47) every released chapter other than that were sponsored. Why is that? Because everytime the limit for a bonus chapter is reached, the regular chapter you are working on will be released earlier and there will be no regular chapter on the preset day. Instead the regular chapter timer is reset to 2-3 days from that time on.

    On the other hand I feel that your donation limit for the next chapter is quite high in ratio to the characters per chapter.
    For example the translator for CD takes 60$ for a bonus chapter as far as I know and releases 3 chapters every week on a regular basis. but each chapter is at least 3 times the length. But that’s just how I see it.

    Well that was a very long wall of text but I just felt, that this issue sgould be pointed out to every donator.

    Thank you for reading this.

  • Tiep Ta Huan

    Why was my comment removed? You said it was OK to tell you if we have any concerns regarding the donations.

    I think it’s not right to remove comment just because I voiced my opinion. Furthermore I didn’t even verbaly attacked you or anything just some constructive criticism…

    • read your mails you lied 3 times

    • I couldn’t stand this kind of lies….

  • @tieptahuan:disqus Contact me by mail pls, I have some things to explain to you.

  • @tieptahuan:disqus Contact me by mail pls, I have some things to explain to you.

  • Xias

    Thanks for the chapter, TotobBro.

    Btw. do you remember the discussion about Long Hao Chen´s father taking Bae Yue as his wife though she coud have been his daughter in age when you replied “Please don´t destroy my impression of him any further.” or so?

    Then in this chapter the author himself gave the finishing blow to your impression of Long Hao Chen´s father as he wrote Lin Jia Lu saying “It’s a pity that the gap
    between our ages is far too wide, and I can only be your big sister.”,
    And the age gap between the two is less than 10 years.

    XDDD

    • Hahaha, I’m not even surprised anymore though…

      Let’s guess what is incoming next. A Liu Erlong (30-40~years-old) jumping in Long Hao Chen’s arms?..

      • Xias

        Nah, HOW ABOUT the old mage supervisor of Long Hao Chen´s group during the trial for the demon hunt will introduce his older sister to Long Hao Chen as potential marriage partner?
        XDDDDD

        • WhyNotVoid

          You want to know what’s next?

          Long Hao Chen growing older to his 15~18s and both
          Lin Jia Ju and Li Xin both trying to esnare him. xP

  • Frun Blumglin

    Thanks for the chapter!!~ i wanna se what the orb does!!! >.<

    • Xias

      I can tell you that:
      It will get eaten by Hao Yue and that´s the end of the orb.
      XDD

  • k1nk4

    thanks for the chapter!

  • k1nk4

    thanks for the chapter!

  • shadow snake

    Hao yue is going to get a next head sweet i wonder what type

  • Ryan Ty

    I think the stone orb can me made into Body armor for Hao Yue but if it can lvl up Hao Yue. That be better because he need more power to dmg more higher rank Demon in the Demon Hunt event. Thank you for the chapter.

  • jacobpaige

    I figured Hao Yue would just eat it immediately.

  • jacobpaige

    I figured Hao Yue would just eat it immediately.

  • wordkillme

    the different is not over 10 years I think it’s not too young :3

    • Kuro Neko

      he’s 13/14 i think, so if the girl is around 23/24 the it’s likely. well even if she’s 20 it’s still close enough.

      • Xias

        The age difference between Li Xin and Long Hao Chen is 8-9 years.

        When they first met she looked like 18-19 years old (chapter 12: “She looked 18-19 year-old.”) while Long Hao Chen was still 10 years old (chapter 14: Long Hao Chen answered without even thinking: “Ten years old.”).

        Lin Jia Lu and Li Xin are friends from childhood, so they have the same age.
        Therefore the age difference between Long Hao Chen and Lin Jia Lu is 8-9 years as well.

        As such Lin Jia Lu and Li Xin are both 22-23 years old right now while Long Hao Chen is 14 years old.

  • RgamBonta

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Cliffhanger.:(

  • RgamBonta

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Cliffhanger.:(

  • ahmet yasin şengil

    thnx

  • Yin

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Yin

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Ronald Wood

    In 2 years he will be 16 if they still single pounce

  • KenKen

    Both of the girls all want to eat Hao Chen up but can’t >.<