Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-229
Following the withdrawal of the ‘Green Lotus Core Flame’ flame seed,
the enormous green-colored flame in front of Xiao Yan immediately began
to gradually shrink. A while later, it turned into wisps of tiny
green-colored flames and entered into the green-colored lava within Xiao
“This is the Origin Flame Seed of the ‘Green Lotus Core Flame’.
Don’t look down on its size. When it was initially formed, it would
have been the massive size of half a mountain peak. However, after
thousands of years of being honed by the earth, its size has become
increasingly small. Only after its size has been compressed to the size
of one’s palm would it be able to form a little flame spirit. Only at
that moment can it truly be called a ‘Heavenly Flame!’.”
“This thumb-size strip of lava has absorbed terrifying energy for over
the thousands of years it was being compressed… You can just imagine…
if such a thing were to completely explode, how extreme of a destruction
would released… Bluntly putting it, at such a time, even a Dou Zhong
would only have one absolute end when faced with this spontaneously
combusting energy…” Yao Lao stared at the green-colored lava in Xiao
Yan’s palm that was like a worm as he softly said, “To die!”
“Hu…” Xiao Yan exhaled a long breath and quietly nodded his head.
He carefully held that strip of green-colored lava in his palm. Due to
the terrifying temperature contained within the strip of lava, it caused
the thick blood-colored cuticle layer to melt at a swift pace that would
make most people nervous.
“What’s next?” Xiao Yan blinked his eyes and muttered.
The thick white flame on Yao Lao’s body trembled uncontrollably for a
couple of times. He tried his best to maintain the calmness in his old
voice but it still shook a little. The current step that Xiao Yan needed
to carry out was the most dangerous step in swallowing the ‘Heavenly
Flame’. Regardless of how strong and firm the outside of one’s body
was, the interior of one’s body would always be the weakest part for
him. Forget about the ‘Heavenly Flame’ that possessed great
destructive power. If something even a little harmful were to enter into
his body, it would cause a strong person to feel neither able to live nor
TL: Feel neither able to live nor die – extreme pain/anguish
Hearing Yao Lao’s words, Xiao Yan’s hand which was tightly holding
the ‘Green Lotus Core Flame’ flame seed trembled a few times in an
unobvious manner. He lowered his head slightly and stared intently at the
slowly squirming flame seed with his dark black eyes. A struggle could be
seen in his black and white eyes.
Regardless of how calm Xiao Yan’s character was, his heart would
unavoidably feel some terror and apprehension when faced with making this
kind of life or death decision. Who could blame him? After all, what he
was about to swallow was an extremely restless bomb. This bomb had an
extremely high probability to blow his body into ashes the moment he
Following Xiao Yan’s silence, the atmosphere within the cave became
quiet. The stifling hot air hovered around the cave before moving along
some cracks it formed.
Yao Lao also sighed softly as he eyed Xiao Yan’s slightly trembling
hand. There was no disappointed expression on his face because of Xiao
Yan’s hesitation. Being in possession of the experience of swallowing a
‘Heavenly Flame’, he was extremely clear just how uncertain one’s
heart and spirit would be at this moment…
Back them. when he was swallowing the ‘Bone Chilling Flame’, he had
even held the flame seed and sat foolishly and trembling for nearly an
hour before he finally adopted the thought that he was going to die as he
chomped down on the flame seed and violently forced the flame seed into
Seeing that young man who was carrying the flame seed with a struggling
face, Yao Lao also remained quiet. He did not open his mouth to say any
words of comfort. This was because swallowing the ‘Heavenly Flame’
had always posed an extremely great risk. Although they had prepared the
‘Blood Lotus Pill’ and other things according to his request, these
things would only simply raise the success rate of swallowing the
‘Heavenly Flame’ by a little.
According to his rough estimate, if the ‘Blood Lotus Pill’ and other
assisting items were not present, the chance of successfully swallowing
the ‘Heavenly Flame’ was not even at one percent. With them, the
chances of success may have been raised to around ten percent. Even if
this was so… the risk involved was still very significant. It could
even be said that swallowing a ‘Heavenly Flame’ was an action that
was gambling with one’s luck. If one were lucky, one would roam through
the heavens and overtake the land, if one was unlucky, one would turn
into ash and be buried with the yellow ground…
TL: Earth is yellow. Accept it.
Therefore, when he saw Xiao Yan hesitating and struggling, Yao Lao did
not say anything. He simply quietly sat in one corner and waited for the
former’s decision. However, he believed that the young man in front of
him would not disappoint him. The three years of tough training had
allowed Yao Lao to completely understand the viciousness and stubborness
that was hidden in the young man’s heart. The young man had put in a
lot of effort for the ‘Heavenly Flame’. Now that it was time to bear
fruit, his character would definitely not allow him to give up.
“Since you won’t give up… then seize it! Live or die, strong or
weak, will be chosen from this moment.” Yao Lao’s eyes drooped
slightly as he muttered softly in his heart.
Time ticked by in silence. At one moment, the quietly seated young
man’s body suddenly trembled slightly. He inhaled a long breath of hot
air and slightly raised his head, revealing the side of his face that was
gradually escaping from immaturity. He smiled slightly at Yao Lao who was
still maintaining his silence by the side and Xiao Yao then waved the
flame seed in his hand. In a soft voice, he said, “Teacher, I’m
Hearing this, a gratified and gentle smile appeared on Yao Lao’s old
face. He slightly nodded his head and said softly, “I wish you success.
Believe in yourself. You will not fail.”
“Ke ke, I have always had confidence in myself.” A brilliant smile
appeared on the young man’s delicate and handsome face. He slowly
lifted the flame seed in his hand, pausing for a moment, before suddenly
throwing it into his wide open mouth.
Once the green-colored strip of lava entered his mouth, Xiao Yan
immediately closed his mouth tightly. At the same time, his entire body
seemed to have been struck by lightning. It trembled intensely and his
face which originally had some blood color suddenly turned pale.
Forcefully withstanding the waves of searing pain from within his body,
Xiao Yan slowly closed his eyes and his mind gradually descended into his
When his mind sunk into his body, a foggy and misty sensory world
immediately appeared within Xiao Yan’s heart. Currently, there were
many Qi Paths in his body that were damaged. The green-colored lava that
had entered his body earlier had already been divided into threads of
tiny green-colored flames. These green-colored flames contained a
terrifying energy randomly passed through his Qi Paths. Anything that
blocked the path in front of them would be instantly incinerated by them
As these green-colored flames passed by, the terrifyingly high
temperature still managed to seep into Xiao Yan’s Qi Paths despite them
being protected by the blood film coagulated from the ‘Blood Lotus
Pill’. Although the remnant heat from what seeped through was not very
hot, it undoubtedly still had a destructive impact on the weakest part of
the human body, the Qi Paths…
Under the grilling from these high temperatures, the originally spacious
and tough Qi Paths had been twisted like scarred skin, giving them an
extremely strange and terrifying appearance.
Naturally, the pain that was created from his Qi Paths being grilled,
until they were completely twisted, directly resulted in Xiao Yan’s
body repeatedly convulsing. The muscles all over his body tightened and
bulged like worms. His pale white face did not have the slightest color
Within the Qi Paths, the green-colored flame wildly shuttled through. In
just a few minutes, the inside of Xiao Yan’s body was destroyed until
it was a mess. The worst thing was that the medicinal effect of the
‘Blood Lotus Pill’ was mostly depleted by the ‘Heavenly Flame’.
The dissipated blood film no longer had replacements from the medicinal
strength of the ‘Blood Lotus Pill’.
Under the premise of having the protection from the blood film, the
inside of Xiao Yan’s body was still damaged by the terrifying
‘Heavenly Flame’ until this nearly crippled state. Should the blood
layer disappear, everything in Xiao Yan’s body, including his Qi Path,
bones, heart etc, would be incinerated by the ‘Green Lotus Core
Flame’ into nothingness within an extremely short time. When that
happened, Xiao Yan, who had lost his essential organs to maintain his
life would only be left with the path of death.
The blood film swiftly became thin under the burning of the ‘Green
Lotus Core Flame’. Just as the blood film turned into an transparent
state where it was about to volatilize, a warm and cool item was pressed
into Xiao Yan’s hand. At the same time, Yao Lao’s grave voice
sounded, “Consume the ‘Icy Spirit Cold Fountain’. After that,
direct it to circulate within the Qi Paths of your body and raise the
familiarity between the energy of the cold fountain and the Qi Paths.
Once you complete the circulation, use the Dou Qi to wrap around the
‘Heavenly Flame’ and direct it to circulate through the route of the
‘Flame Mantra’ Qi Method before swallowing it!”
Xiao Yan nodded in his heart. He swiftly grabbed the jade bottle,
squinted his eyes and nestled it close to his mouth. Immediately, an icy
flow that was strong enough to cause the human body to become an ice
sculpture, suddenly flowed into Xiao Yan’s mouth and entered his body.
The bone piercing iciness of the cold liquid flowed through Xiao Yan’s
throat while felt as if that that section of his throat had been
coagulated into an icy roll. His entire body shivered while strands of
icy threads hovered over his hair.
The icy flow charged into his body and followed the Qi Paths as it began
to flow in all directions. When the icy flow passed through any Qi Path,
it would quickly form a cream layer of ice that covered his Qi Path and
When the icy flow entered Xiao Yan’s body, its bone piercing coldness
coincidentally neutralized the heat in his body that was caused by the
‘Heavenly Flame’. The sudden comfortable feeling caused Xiao Yan to
let out a long sigh. His originally extremely pale face also regained
As the icy layer covered every part of his body, Xiao Yan’s mind also
began to attempt to come into contact with a wisp of ‘Green Lotus Core
Flame’ that was passing through his Qi Paths. However, his initial
contact caused Xiao Yan to feel a great headache. This kind of
‘Heavenly Flame’ energy was extremely wild by nature. It was like
trying to pull back a stubborn bull to get it to follow orders and was
clearly not an easy thing.
After his attempt at controlling the flame failed, Xiao Yan did not give
up because of it. He spurred on his mind and persistently attempted to
control this wisp of ‘Heavenly Flame’.
One failure, two failures, three failures… after failing an unknown
number of time, Xiao Yan, who had tried until he had nearly become numb,
suddenly felt his heart leap. He hurriedly steadied his mind and was
filled with unrestrained joy as he realized that the wisp of ‘Green
Lotus Core Flame’ which had randomly passed through this Qi Paths had
actually begun to go along the route that his mind had pulled it through.
Sensing this situation, Xiao Yan’s spirit was immediately raised. He
hurriedly but carefully controlled this small wisp of ‘Green Lotus Core
Flame’ and began to slowly circulate it through the correct Qi Path
In his Qi Paths, that were full of holes, a wisp of green-colored flame
slowly flowed. Along the way, when it melted the nearby ice layer, a
faint white-colored fog would shroud the Qi Paths again. A moment later,
the white vapor would transform into some icy crystals that were pasted
around Qi Path, creating a barrier to protect the Qi Path from the
erosion of the ‘Heavenly Flame’.