Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 098


Chapter 98: Actually, I am very ugly (IV)

“We’ll have to celebrate this. This evening, I’ll be treating you to a good meal.” Ye Hua said with a gentle voice, entering from outside. He was in a good mood; Long Hao Chen was in the top ten and his objective was reached. Actually, he hadn’t expected that Li Xin would enter the top ten as well. To Hao Yue City’s Knight Temple, this was an enormous achievement!

A lot other people were full of excitement as well; aside from the Warrior Temple, every temple had already designated their top ten.

Lin Xin, drinking red wine in his luxurious hotel, was extremely happy. Feeling the strong but bitter fragrance, he started to feel an intense desire.

On the previous day, with his mystical magic show, he had intimidated all the other mage competitors. In this fourth round of competition, there were, altogether, 16 participants. Consequently, they were competing to enter the top ten, and playoffs would take place afterwards, to determine the top ten.

The first matches of the day would determine the top six. Without the slightest hesitation, Lin Xin’s opponent conceded. After all, he still had the playoffs to have the occasion to enter the top ten. Who would be willing to fight a guy with such absurd magic control? As a result, Lin Xin entered the top six without fighting and received the qualification to become the member of a future Demon Hunt Squad.

The bald male was excited as well. Because of his appearance, the Priest Temple was in chaos during these preliminaries, and wanted to establish new rules. But after all, the tournament had begun and rules couldn’t be changed. Therefore, relying on the show of of his tyrannical violence, this bald man didn’t only end up on the top ten, but because the Priest Temple’s competitors weren’t numerous, he had already entered the top three. Furthermore, in these circumstances, no one could possibly fight with him for the first place.

On the fifth day of the preliminaries, the atmosphere in the Alliance’s Great Stadium had already eased up. Except for the Warrior Temple, all temples already had their top ten designated. The rest of the competition was to determine the order of ranking. The further rankings in the great temples’ preliminary contests didn’t only grant an even greater glory, some competitors would be rewarded depending on their ranking, in addition to receiving more or less money. The reward for the top three was a piece of equipment of the Spiritual Tier. This was something the Temple Alliance did to incite Demon Hunt Squads to complete missions. If they received a good reward, how could they slack off in the future when the time of missions came?

In the Knight Stadium lounge, the competitors appeared cold and cheerless. There were only ten people left; including the squadron teachers, it didn’t even amount to twenty people.

The best harvests of this Demon Hunt Selection didn’t belong to the main cities, but the unknown Hao Yue City. The little Hao Yue Hall unexpectedly gave birth to two outstanding youths who entered the top ten. This was something that never happened before, in the long and glorious history of Hao Yue Knight Hall. As a result, even the ice-cold tempered Ye Hua was a lot more spirited than on his former days.

“You don’t have to take the rest of the competition excessively seriously. The final stage of the competition will, after all, have an even greater importance. It is more important to keep yourself in good shape.”

Seeing Ye Hua repeatedly nod, Li Xin, who was previously full of fighting spirit, could not help but giggle. For her, entering the top ten and having the possibility to become the member of a Demon Hunt Squad was already the greatest harvest she could expect. It implied that she would, in the future, have the possibility to become a higher up of the Knight Temple. And it also signified that she would be able to reach the higher stages of the world of knights. She basically did not even think about raising her ranking in addition to that.

Long Hao Chen was silent, looking at his teacher, he pondered deeply before saying, “Teacher, if I run up against that man, I hope to fight against him with my utmost.”

Ye Hua looked unconvinced, “Is that really necessary?”

Long Hao Chen nodded without hesitation, and replied, “Teacher, fighting against an extremely powerful opponent will arouse my potential even more effectively. The fight against Han Yu had great benefits to me.”

Ye Hua muttered to himself hesitantly, before saying “Okay, okay, since this is your own decision, teacher won’t stop you, but you’ll have to weigh your abilities and act accordingly. You will have the occasion to try to fight against other powerhouses during the final stage of the competition after all.”

“Mh” Long Hao Chen let out a groan of agreement. What he didn’t tell Ye Hua was that he was gradually growing closer and closer to the fifth step, and in this moment, what he needed the most was the occasion to arouse his potential through battles. Going through uninterrupted fights would stimulate his senses, and give him the occasion to break through the final bottleneck.

Long Xing Yu was currently the strongest Retribution Knight of the Alliance, and although he only taught Long Hao Chen for two little years, he passed on to Long Hao Chen the equivalent of a whole lifetime worth of experience as a knight. Among the most important things he told him, there was the fact that every time he would meet a bottleneck, challenges against opponents stronger than him were the best opportunities to break through.

Long Hao Chen’s father’s words were deeply engraved in his mind; fights were a sort of test. Every time he faced a powerful enemy, his spiritual energy’s growth was tremendously increased, improving his use of his abilities and his grasp on them. In addition, unceasingly challenging powerhouses could further strengthen his determination.

At that moment, the drawing of lots had already started. Long Hao Chen’s gaze was focused on the three knights seated in the first row. Slowly taking deep breaths, with a firm look, as firm as a boulder, he sat. The other people were praying not to face these opponent of the fifth step, but he only wished he could face these kinds of powerhouses.

“#1, #97.” In the air, two huge numbers gradually became distinct. In the split second these numbers appeared, Long Hao Chen’s eyes went wide. With a shua sound, he stood up. In a split second, there was nothing left of his formerly gentle look that became, instead, extremely strict.

Without the slightest doubt, these two numbers had appeared in front of them. Another powerhouse of the fifth step.

The other knights who managed to remain weren’t lacking will or persistence, but now, these knights of the fourth step gave Long Hao Chen bewildering looks.

To face two opponents of the fifth step in a row, his luck was really too…

In the first row, a youth slowly got up. Slowly turning around, he looked at Long Hao Chen. This knight bearing #1 was precisely the black clad youth who formerly gave Long Hao Chen a provoking look. He was the very first competitor who realized Long Hao Chen’s threat.

The two exchanged glances, as they simultaneously concentrated on each other.

#1 made a gesture towards Long Hao Chen, before taking the lead, taking big strides and heading towards the stadium. Intimidating fluctuations of spiritual energy were emitted each time he took a step, bursting out.

At this moment, Ye Hua didn’t bother Long Hao Chen further with his warnings. He didn’t want to let his mood influence Long Hao Chen. On Long Hao Chen’s face, he had immediately seen his unwavering determination. Even during his previous fight against Han Yu, such an intense fighting spirit didn’t appear.

At the corner of the stadium, Han Yu calmly stood there. He came in the early morning; no matter how unwilling he was, deep inside, there was nothing he could do to change his destiny in the upcoming five years. Instead, he wished in this very moment for Long Hao Chen to prevail over his opponent, and wanted to take a good look, After everything Grandfather said regarding this fourteen years old genius knight, let’s see at what level his talent really is.

Walking into the stadium without hurry, although Long Hao Chen wasn’t very sturdy, his steps were quite firm. With every step he took, he appeared more and more imposing. His look was extremely sharp, and staring at this youth who was already standing in the middle of the ground, his gaze became fiery.

“Do you have a mount?” The black clad youth calmly asked.

Long Hao Chen shook his head, and without trying to conceal himself, he told him the truth, “For the time being, I don’t have it.”

The black clad youth nodded, and answered, “Okay, then we’ll fight without summoning mounts. Let’s have a fair battle.”

When these same words were spoken out by this black clad youth, Long Hao Chen could feel that it wasn’t arrogance, but self-confidence.


  • Kelly1127

    Thanks!

  • kensche heiashi

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

  • lamiyah21

    Ladies and gentlemen
    One of the most awaited fights is about to strt
    on one side we hv our own very ‘ugly’ long hao chen
    and on the other side we hv a bigshot nicknamed blackie #1

    Who should win dis?
    Start betting
    mr. Totobro , what are ur opinions about dis set up???

    • Gustavo

      I think it’ll be a really close battle, and LHC will break through the fifth step in the middle of the fight making it even more evenly matched. And in this fight, everyone will realize that LHC is not a Retribution Knight feigning being a Guardian Knight, but both. And I think it’s not likely that his mount will appear now, but only on the main stage and that’s where he’ll defeat blackie #1

  • lamiyah21

    Ladies and gentlemen
    One of the most awaited fights is about to strt
    on one side we hv our own very ‘ugly’ long hao chen
    and on the other side we hv a bigshot nicknamed blackie #1

    Who should win dis?
    Start betting
    mr. Totobro , what are ur opinions about dis set up???

    • Felix Schlüter

      i think that LHC will lose this fight but gain somthing great or breal
      through the 5th step. I dont now but will enjoy to read this fight.

      • lamiyah21

        Oooooh , we hv one opinion here
        though its not in our ‘ugly’ mcs favour
        it sounds quite sensible
        we hope you enjoy the match,
        any1 else??
        Any opinions??

        • Leticia

          It would be nice if Hao Chen’s mount returns in the middle of the fight.

          • lamiyah21

            Yup,
            n because of blackie #1’s fair fight ideals
            he would also call his mount
            n dat would turn inti a full bam bam fight
            i like dis theory
            Back to the topic?
            any1 else wants to enter our survey???

          • Koon Agnis

            Blackie will win and they won’t use their mounts.

          • lamiyah21

            Wow, looks like sum1 is very enthusiastic about this fight
            *cough* sarcasm *cough*
            so lets continue with the survey
            up until now, no ome things hao chen will win
            we’ll see if any1 can come up wid a story about how our mighty hao chen wins

    • Gustavo

      I think it’ll be a really close battle, and LHC will break through the fifth step in the middle of the fight making it even more evenly matched. And in this fight, everyone will realize that LHC is not a Retribution Knight feigning being a Guardian Knight, but both. And I think it’s not likely that his mount will appear now, but only on the main stage and that’s where he’ll defeat blackie #1

      • lamiyah21

        Now dis is my favorite plot
        it has beliefs in our mc, super strong power, awesome strength , shocking surprises n a pinch of our hao yue
        the perfect combination
        but lets see if any1 can outdo this theory,
        so keep commenting on blackies#1 vs ‘ugly’ hao chen

        • lamiyah21

          I hv an opinion ,
          what if everything happens as Gustavo said
          but instead of winning,
          the match ends up in a draw
          n hao chen gets a rival
          n dey promise to fight later on ..

          • lamiyah21

            Oooooh, i like d sound of dis theory,
            any else out dere wid awesomely wild imagination???
            any1 who thinks sumthing else can happen
            dnt hesitate n tell us
            Pls comment

    • “mr. Totobro , what are ur opinions about dis set up???”

      Mhh… Mhh… It looks entertaining, I guess~. Thanks for this source of entertainement :D.

      • lamiyah21

        Your most welcome,
        the VIPs hv arrrived
        and given us a few words
        n being the kind person dey are
        dey hvnt thrown me out of here
        So lets continue wid our survey!!!
        Bum!Bum!Bummmmmmm!

  • Felix Schlüter

    i think that LHC will lose this fight but gain somthing great or breal through the 5th step. I dont now but will enjoy to read this fight. 🙂

    • Ifys

      The same

  • Felix Schlüter

    i think that LHC will lose this fight but gain somthing great or breal through the 5th step. I dont now but will enjoy to read this fight. 🙂

    • Ifys

      The same

  • Pavel

    Thanks.

  • Schwarze

    Woooo getting hot around here! I’m guessing LHC will breakthrough 5th step in the middle of battle! Thanks for the chapter totobrah!

  • Schwarze

    Woooo getting hot around here! I’m guessing LHC will breakthrough 5th step in the middle of battle! Thanks for the chapter totobrah!

  • Yah!

    I wonder if Hao Yue will appear in this fight..

  • k1nk4

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • k1nk4

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Feztastic

    “Who would be willing to be fighting a guy with a so absurd magic control?”

    “Who would be willing to fight a guy with such absurd magic control?”**

    Just thought I’d fix that.

  • Feztastic

    “Who would be willing to be fighting a guy with a so absurd magic control?”

    “Who would be willing to fight a guy with such absurd magic control?”**

    Just thought I’d fix that.

  • BurningAlpha

    My thoughts is that he would achieve 5th step during the fight

  • BurningAlpha

    My thoughts is that he would achieve 5th step during the fight

  • Pow

    Many thanks. Can’t wait for more!

  • jacbopaige

    Well, at least he’s a nice guy that won’t just crush LHC with his mount.

  • jacbopaige

    Well, at least he’s a nice guy that won’t just crush LHC with his mount.

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! Looks like it will be an intense battle. Great!

  • datguy

    What a tool, you`d think this knight would have learned from the last fight. Qin Yu said it best, showing mercy to an enemy is to be merciless to yourself.

    • except this guy isn’t being arrogant o your complaint is null and void

      • datguy

        Except he is. Overconfidence is arrogance.

        • nope, you can be self confident without being arrogant. he has confidence in his own power but doesn’t belittle hao chens. that is why he is not arrogant, (hint: they are 2 different words for a reason)

          • Datguy

            He is belittling LHC by not accepting the possibility of a loss. LHC just defeated a 5th step. showing that he’s capable of beating other 5th steps. It’s not like the difference between these two is that of a 10yr old and a 4yr old.

          • hazmah

            4 year olds op doe

          • Crab Man

            he is not being arrogant, just fair, like not bringing a knife to a fist fight kind of thing

    • Tereus

      why do I have the feeling that the guy clad in black isn’t underestimating our Long Hao Chen It will be just the fight like this Merciless LVL 5 Knight VS Merciless LVL 4 Knight

  • datguy

    What a tool, you`d think this knight would have learned from the last fight. Qin Yu said it best, showing mercy to an enemy is to be merciless to yourself.

  • Poulos maximus the great

    SYWZ AKA: The only reason why i haven’t killed myself yet DISCLAIMER: The previous comment was merely an exageration

    • junior

      What did you say before?
      And thank you Totobro and whomever else worked on the chapter.

      • Poulos maximus the great

        The killing part was disclaimered (i know its wrong)

  • Tereus

    Totobro can you release all three parts of Clash Between Retribution Knights together? I think i won’t be able to withstand the tension of waiting for the respective parts.

  • Frun Blumglin

    Thanks for the chapter!!!~ =3

  • Tomas Senn

    If he loses he would end up being pretty hurt
    and we saw how Cai’er acted when he was lightly wounded so if he was heavily wounded she would murder him on the spot

  • Ronald Wood

    Cai’er will snap when the MC is all beat up

  • KenKen

    It’s showtime….Or is its lose time? >.<