Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 286: Moon Demon of the Eighth Step VS Radiant Haochen (II)
A glowing golden flame suddenly burst forth from Long Haochen’s body, filled with an intense light that was even enough to make the Moon Demon look sluggish. This was because he discovered that although this human knight was a lot weaker than him, the light element he released was a lot more intense than his own darkness element. But how could this be possible? Wasn’t he from the most noble Moon Clan?!
Flames didn’t only burst out from Long Haochen’s body alone, but different colored flames erupted from the bodies of his six comrades.
Cai’er’s body was lit in a grey flame, Lin Xin’s in a red flame, Sima Xian’s and Han Yu’s in golden flames, Wang Yuanyuan’s in a silver flame and Chen Ying’er’s in a transparent white flame.
As if they were propelled to a single target, the six different flames instantly merged together, entering Long Haochen’s body.
At this very moment, a purple figure suddenly nudged the side of Long Haochen’s body. A resonant dragon cry immediately broke out from his body, its might causing even the Moon Demon at the eighth step to unconsciously take a step back, looking bewildered at the sight of the entirely golden Long Haochen.
How could this happen? Why do I feel a threat from him, and moreover such a powerful one…
Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pills enabled the users to gather their spiritual energy in a single person’s body by using the magic core crystals of Grand Fiends as material. Each Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pill needed an entire Grand Fiend crystal, as well as many other materials to be successfully created. As Lin Xin’s newest creation, the twenty first general grade Demon Hunt Squad had only two batches of them and no more. And this was the first time it was ever used.
Facing the Moon Demon at the eighth step, Long Haochen didn’t have time for sentimentality, which would have been misplaced and furthermore probably completely useless at this time.
The current Long Haochen didn’t only get the boost from the Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pills, but also fused with Haoyue.
At the time the Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pills caused six massive gulps of spiritual energy to enter his own body, Long Haochen felt that his recently condensed spiritual cavities burst forth with a terrifying amount of spiritual energy. Even with the boost from the Energetical Pill, his body was still unable to bear it. In fact, he had already taken a total of four pills, and had just recently broken through to the sixth step of cultivation, therefore, his cultivation was still unstable. The spiritual energy attacking him from inside his body almost caused him to collapse. After all, those Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pills were only created based on theory, and couldn’t be tested prior to their use on the battlefield due to their high production cost.
At this crucial time, a very familiar energy entered Long Haochen’s body. Its presence caused him to feel his whole body bursting with warmth, before immediately gathering the spiritual energy that was in disorder in his body. After fusing with it, as a whole, his spiritual energy was still as massive as before, but it wasn’t as uncontrollable anymore. Instead, it mellowed a lot until it was entirely under his control.
Without a doubt, this familiar energy came from Haoyue, and because of their fusion, Long Haochen finally managed to control the terrifying spiritual energy amassing within him.
Everyone in the 21st Demon Hunt Squad had surpassed the 3,000th level of spiritual energy, and adding the spiritual energy of Long Haochen, who reached an amount of over 4,000, their total amount of spiritual energy was already above 20,000. This equaled the cultivation level corresponding to the eighth step!
Unfortunately, Long Haochen was still at the sixth step of cultivation, and visibly didn’t reach the realm of the eighth step himself. But even so, after his fusion with Haoyue, he alone still gained strength comparable to the peak of the seventh step. His spiritual energy expanded violently, and, added to the combined power, raised the total of their spiritual energy to a level already approaching 30,000.
The wings of the current Long Haochen doubled in size, reaching three meters length each. They spread even wider, and each feather distinctly came to life. On some, a new golden symbol appeared. Conversely, their radiance weakened, but a profound change transmogrified his pair of wings, and his whole body almost became transparent. This was the effect from the use of the Brilliant Body possessed by Temple Knights of the seventh step. And since he gained strength at the peak level of the seventh step, he was able to exhibit a complete Brilliant Body.
On his forehead, nine dazzling purple symbols appeared, and a purple glint could be seen on his spiritual wings’ feathers. This was visibly an effect from the fusion with Haoyue.
“Han Yu, pass me the sword!” Long Haochen shouted loudly, and immediately stepped forward, appearing like a bolt of lightning in the sky. His dazzling figure appeared in front of the Moon Demon in the very next instant.
At his back was a golden glint appeared, which was caught by Long Haochen with ease. It was Bright Discipline.
The current Long Haochen could be said to be the team’s absolute hidden trump. Nevertheless, the Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pills would only last for thirty seconds. Considering the strong boost of his spiritual energy, there would be no problem resisting the Moon Demon’s attacks for thirty seconds, but what would happen after that? Therefore, Haochen currently didn’t think that acting as a Guardian Knight would be the appropriate choice, and easily switched to his role as Retribution Knight.
From both of his hands, Demon Wiping Flash suddenly burst out, filling the air with a brilliant aura. At the same time, Long Haochen’s spiritual energy was saturated with intense killing intent.
The Light Elemental Fairy Yating floated above his shoulder, her chant reverberating even louder. She didn’t make use of any supportive spells, instead focusing all her chants on offensive spells to boost Long Haochen’s power.
Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light transformed into a myriad of bolts of light and water, and Bright Discipline turned sparkling red, containing a highly concentrated sunlight fire. The two different swords released the same Demon Wiping Flash, breaking out with ear-piercing hissing sounds just like back in the Desolate Cavern.
In front of Long Haochen’s imposing counterattack, the Moon Demon at the eighth step didn’t dare act carelessly. His two hands let out complex dark purple-colored symbols, completely taking the shape of a dark purple wall to block the Demon Wiping Flashes’ attacks.
However, along with the boost from Brilliant Body, the firepower of Long Haochen’s Demon Wiping Flash increased by a terrifying amount. In the midst of the hissing sounds, the Moon Demon realized to his shock that a little hole had appeared in his defense. The attack hit his body sharply and felt like a series of stings.
“You’re looking for death!” The Moon Demon shouted with fury, his body also taking on a transparent dark purple-color. He used Brilliant Body in combination with Body of Darkness, releasing it with a lot more ease than Long Haochen did before.
The two hands putting its palms together, a dark purple curved moon rose at his back, whereas the magic wall in front of him extended suddenly, smashing into Long Haochen’s two Demon Wiping Flashes.
However, at the same time, a red glint instantly fell on him, giving this Moon Demon at the eighth step a red shine. It was the Retribution Knight ability Lock.
Immediately, Long Haochen’s body engulfed the surroundings like a hurricane, rapidly spinning around lit with a glaring red light. In his right hand, Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light rushed forth like a bolt of lightning.
This growing sword of the light and water dual-element immediately released two dragon cries to resound in the air. They twirled and aimed for the Moon Demon like two angry dragons ready to bite.
Thirty seconds were a really short amount of time, so Long Haochen chose to go berserk with an absolutely frantic attack.
Only this way could he bring out the full effect of the Conjoined Spiritual Boosting Pill.
Lock on, Sacrifice and Last Gambit were used along with Bright Rain – Thrusting Hibiscus. These four abilities were all used together at the same time.
Though Long Haochen was temporarily at the peak of the seventh step of cultivation, his various abilities were still only at the peak of the fifth step. In the end, he had yet to learn abilities of the sixth or the seventh step. He was thus naturally limited to the use of a combined attack to launch a powerful offense. Under this suppression that was hard to bear, this boost of strength let him display even stronger abilities.
The dark-purple wall appeared weak in front of Long Haochen’s Bright Rain – Thrusting Hibiscus. This mere attack costed Long Haochen a total of 10,000 units of spiritual energy. And because he originally only had a total amount of 4,000 units of spiritual energy, the addition of Final Gambit and Sacrifice required a considerable amount of spiritual energy.
The effects of 10,000 spiritual energy put into a terrifying ability such as Bright Rain – Thrusting Hibiscus, were hard to imagine even for Long Haochen himself.
Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light, transformed into two dragons, breaking through the Moon God’s defenses and striking violently against his two fists.
The dragon cry resounded in the midst of a blood-curdling screech. The dark purple moon at the back of the Moon Demon of the eighth step had a magnificent appearance. It was even able to forcibly cut Blue Rain, Hibiscus of Light, which was transformed into the two dragons, with a dense flash of moonlight.
However, the Moon Demon’s face suddenly turned pale, because the little cut off dragons didn’t disappear, but made its way into his body, causing the Moon Demon to let out a miserable scream in the midst of a heavy fog.
This was the corroding effect of the light element against the darkness element. Further adding the penetrative effects from the addition of the water element. With enough spiritual energy invested in it, Bright Rain – Thrusting Hibiscus became the incarnation of Dual Dragons of Bright Rain, not only possessing a formidable offensive power, but also carrying an extreme restrictive ability. Even a strong opponent such as the Moon Demon at the eighth step was unable to resist it, and was unable to move for a moment.
Such a sudden chance, how could Long Haochen let it slip by?
With both of his hands, Bright Discipline was held high above his head, but Long Haochen didn’t immediately launch the attack. Dense golden ripples ascended around his body, it was Storing Power!
Long Haochen’s spiritual energy in a Conjoined spiritual boosted state, combined with Haoyue’s spiritual energy, the spiritual energy from the light essence contributed by the Eternal Melody, and the spiritual energy from the Light Elemental Fairy Yating were gathered, concentrating within him at a fast speed.
If it had been the Holy Spirit Sword from before, it would have instantly melted under the force of this terrifying amount of spiritual energy, but the material of Bright Discipline was extraordinarily tough, making this concentration possible. In this instant, the golden light released by Long Haochen could even be immediately seen in the chaotic war happening at high altitude. From this, one could well imagine how terrifying his current bursting force was.
The golden spiritual energy concentrating rapidly produced a massive distortion in the air.