Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-288
The weak, enchanting voice resounded within Xiao Yan’s mind, causing
his body to feel an icy chill. The hand in his sleeves trembled slightly
without being noticed. Xiao Yan slowly let out a breath and did his best
to prevent the startled expression from surfacing on his face. He lowered
his head slightly. A long while later, he gradually calmed down and
calmly asked in his heart, “You want the medicinal formula?”
After the words were throught, however, all remained quiet. Queen Medusa
did not give any response.
Xiao Yan slowly frowned. He once again shouted a couple of times in his
heart. However, it was like a rock sinking into the ocean. After trying
like this for a few times, he could only choose to give up. His fingers
curled and flicked on the table surface as a thought began to rotate in
his heart. The effect of the ‘Thawing Spirit Pill’ was to let the
spirit and the physical body merge together. The reason for Queen Medusa
to be so concerned was naturally because of her and the ‘Heaven
Swallowing Python’. This was something Xiao Yan was clear of.
However… if Queen Medusa was really allowed to obtain the ‘Thawing
Spirit Pill’, wouldn’t she be able to control the ‘Heaven
Swallowing Python’s’ body? When that time comes… perhaps only with
Yao Lao protecting him could Xiao Yan have some chance of escaping from a
Dou Zong class legendary strong person. Although she said that she would
not kill him, Xiao Yan still did not quite believe her.
However, if Xiao Yan did not comply with Queen Medusa’s request, his
relationship with her may well grow even worse. During the initial period
of time, the ‘Heaven Swallowing Python’ may be able to suppress Queen
Medusa but Xiao Yan did not think that it could suppress her forever.
Once Queen Medusa appears again in the future, Xiao Yan’s situation
would really be extremely terrible…
Should he agree or disagree?
Xiao Yan pursed up his lips as his finger rubbed his forehead in
distress. He mused for a long while before his finger abruptly tapped on
the table surface. He raised his head and eyed Ao Tuo in front of him.
With a sigh, he said, “Alright. I’ll participate.”
Regardless of what happened, he could only get his hands on the medicinal
formula first. Once he had the medicinal formula, the next step was
naturally to refine the medicinal pill. This refining route had to
completely rely on Xiao Yan. Therefore, Xiao Yan would have the capital
to converse with Queen Medusa when the time comes. Xiao Yan might be able
to gain some conditions from Queen Medusa that would be beneficial to him
by using this point of him refining the pill… Honestly speaking, Xiao
Yan did not want to offend this person who will become a strong person of
the legendary Dou Zong class the moment she wakes up. If he had the
chance to reconcile their relationship, he would naturally be extremely
willing to take it.
Hearing Xiao Yan’s agreement, Ao Tuo and Frank sighed in relief. Xiao
Yan had registered at their branch. If they were to get him to represent
the Black Rock City Branch when joining the Alchemist Grand Meeting, it
would naturally add glory to their branch. In that case, they would gain
a huge advancement in performance ranking for the branches next year.
“But I have a condition…” Xiao Yan suddenly said as he faced the
two people who were full of smiles.
“Uh? Why don’t you tell us…” Hearing this, Ao Tuo and Frank were
surprised as they immediately said with more smiles.
“Due to some reason, I will be using the appearance that you have seen
earlier to participate in the Grand Meeting. I would also like to trouble
the both of you to change my participant name from the old Xiao Yan to
Yan Xiao. Is that possible?” Xiao Yan rubbed his face and said with a
“Hey, if you are participating, just participate. Why are you doing all
these shady things?” On one side, Ling Fei held her cheeks, rolled her
eyes at Xiao Yan and spoke with curled up lips.
Xiao Yan smiled, but did not reply to her. He simply stared at Ao Tuo and
Frank with his eyes, awaiting their answer.
“Changing your name is a small problem…” Ao Tuo nodded his head. He
eyed Xiao Yan and said, “Looks like you appear to have gotten into some
trouble. If you have anything that needs our help, you can tell us. If we
can help you, we will do our best to.”
Xiao Yan smiled and shook his head. He did not want to continue to be
entangled by this topic. Instead, he said, “But you should all not
place too much hope on me. The Jia Ma Empire is so large with an unknown
number of people hiding their great skills. As someone of the junior
generation, I would say that I am lucky if I could barely break into the
finals. Back then, when Gu He participated in the Grand Meeting, he was a
tier four alchemist. I am merely a tier two alchemist. I may be a little
shabby if I were to stand up there…”
Hearing Xiao Yan’s words, Ao Tuo shook his head and said, “Back then,
when Gu He participated in the Alchemist Grand Meeting, he was nearly
thirty. How old you are now? Moreover, it is not like we are asking you
to fight for first. That spot is really far too difficult. According to
what I know, the heaviest few groups this time around are coveting that
spot. When that time comes, as long as you enter the top ten, it would
naturally cause many people to be shocked.”
“The Grand Meeting does not have an age limit?” Xiao Yan asked in
surprise. If there was no age limit, who among the younger generation
could compete against some of those old fellows who participated?
“Ke ke, there is naturally a limit. This Grand Meeting is only open to
alchemist below thirty years old. Back then, Gu He barely met the
requirement, as he was almost thirty. Therefore, he gained quite a bit of
advantage in terms of experience. However, that fellow’s training
talent was indeed rarely seen in alchemists. His flame controlling
ability stunned the whole audience. He was really the most dazzling star
during that season’s Alchemist Grand Meeting.” Frank clicked his
tongue and praised. He recalled how Gu He, who was still a young man back
then, energetically demonstrated a controlling flame feast that could be
called perfect. The Gu He then had become the object of admiration for
countless of young ladies hearts in the Jia Ma Sacred City.
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Xiao Yan nodded slightly and he asked with a smile, “When will the
Grand Meeting begin?”
“Three days later.”
“Three days later, I will come here to find you. I will trouble you two
grandmasters to settle the formalities needed to participate in the Grand
“Yes. During this period of time, we will remain here. If you have any
problems, remember to come and find us.” Frank nodded and smiled as he
Xiao Yan smiled and stood up. He bowed to the four people in the room.
After which, he covered his face with the icy silk mask and directly
walked out of this spacious room.
Eyeing the back that was gradually disappearing behind the door, Frank
sighed, “I wonder if that little fellow can force his way into the top
“In previous seasons, the top ten participants were all tier three
alchemist. He seemed to be only at tier two, right? It looks like it will
be difficult, but given his age, he might well be in the limelight in the
next Alchemist Grand Meeting. As for this season… it appears to be
quite difficult. Those abnormal fellows were all unleashed by their
teachers. This season is going to be a fierce competition.” Ling Fei
played with the wine cup on the table and said.
“It is indeed a little difficult, but it is not impossible… don’t
look down on Xiao Yan. Becoming a tier two alchemist when he is not even
twenty. This kind of training talent is something that even Gu He could
not compare with back then. I don’t think it would be impossible for a
miracle to happen with him.” Ao Tuo said with a faint smile.
“Hopefully that’s so. If some miracle was to happen, then the
reputation of our Black Rock City’s Alchemist Association Branch would
naturally also shake the empire. He he, we can also ask for an exorbitant
sum for our funds next year from the headquarters.” Frank laughed.
“And those rare medicinal ingredients…” Ao Dou smiled sinisterly.
“These two old fellows only know to care about the things in their own
association…” Seeing the sinister smiling manner of the two of them,
Lin Fei and Xue Mei helplessly shook their heads and secretly muttered.
Xiao Yan walked directly out of the Alchemist Association. He stood on
the street and looked in all directions. After musing for a moment, he
lifted his feet and headed to the Nalan clan in the middle of the city.
Today’s poison expelling session had yet to be conducted. After
discovering that the ‘Searing Poison’ had actually remained in his
body yesterday, Xiao Yan wanted to once again confirm just how this thing
had actually come to him today. If each time he expelled the poison would
result in an increase of the ‘Searing Poison’ in his body, then this
thing seemed to be a little…
Xiao Yan sighed and shook his head. His footsteps walked into the human
crowd and gradually disappeared in the human flow.
In the waiting room at the Primer clan’s headquarters, many old people
whom were usually seldom seen were jittery while seated on their chairs.
They ignored the stunned eyes of the younger generation next to them as
they threw a respectful gaze at a white haired old man seated at the
Leader’s Seat in the waiting room.
“Old Hai, I did not expect to still be able to see you today. Back
then, when you left and never returned, I had almost mobilized all our
strength but we still failed to find the slightest trace of you.” Below
the Leader’s Seat, an old man wearing a gorgeous robe said with a
somewhat agitated expression.
“Back then, something happened, so I have lived in isolation for so
many years. But it is fortunate that everything is alright now…” The
old man on the Leader’s Seat was shockingly Hai Bo Dong who had split
up with Xiao Yan awhile ago. Currently, he held a warm teacup as he
glanced at the agitated old man. The indifferent expression on his face
also melted significantly as he explained.
“Tengshan, after having not seen you for so many years, you have also
become a Dou Wang. You have carried this heavy burden of the Primer clan
quite well. In the future, you will continue to be in charge of the
Primer clan. Currently, I also don’t wish to intervene too much. I
think that the news of my return will soon be known by the old demon in
the palace.” Hai Bo Dong nodded his head and softly said.
“Haha, Old Hai being able to return is naturally the Primer clan’s
greatest joyous event.” The old man who was addressed as Tengshan was
naturally the one in charge of the Primer clan. At the same time, he was
also one of the Ten Strong in the Jia Ma Empire, Primer Tengshan.
There were quite a number of outstanding people from the younger
generation seated within the hall. They were the new blood of the Primer
clan. As they eyed the First Elder, who usually had a severe face and
treated people strictly, reveal such a respectful expression, their faces
were completely dull. Their hearts repeatedly guessed the identity of
this white haired old man. Hai Bo Dong had not gone to the Primer clan
for a few decades and this was sufficient to let the younger generation
forget his existence.
“Lei Ou, get your a*s over here!”
Primer Tengshan suddenly turned his body around and sternly cried at the
human crowd. Immediately, a panicked looking human figure hurriedly
squeezed his way out. His entire body trembled as he knelt on the ground
and said with a quavering voice, “First Elder.”
“For offending Old Hai, I ought to directly chase you out of the clan.
However, in consideration of your merits to the clan, I will remove your
‘elder’ position and assign you to a border city to manage our branch
there. For the next three years, you are not allowed to return to the
headquarters!” Primer Tengshan said with an indifferent tone.
Hearing this, Lei Ou’s face immediately became the color of dirt.
Under the stern voice of Primer Tengshan, silence reigned in the hall. No
one dared to interrupt. Only Hai Bo Dong on the Leader’s Seat calmly
sipped his tea.
Turning his gaze toward Ya Fei. who was sitting uneasily on a chair in a
corner, Primer Tengshan’s tone gradually became gentler. He said with a
smile, “You have done very well this time around. In the future, you
will begin to formally manage the auction house at the Primer
“Ah! Thank you very much First Elder.” Ignoring the surrounding gazes
which had suddenly become heated, Ya Fei forcefully acted calm as she
nodded her head slightly. Her hands under her sleeves, however, were
“Old Hai, haha, I think you should come back to the clan to stay. Your
room has always been cleaned.” After handing out the punishment and
rewards in front of Hai Bo Dong, Primer Tengshan turned his body around
and eyed him fervently.
Hai Bo Dong shook his head slightly and said with a smile, “I am unable
to do so for this short period of time. According to an agreement, I have
to follow behind a little fellow and be a bodyguard for a period of
“Bodyguard?” Hearing this, the expression on Primer Tengshan’s face
changed. In his heart, he muttered somewhat doubtfully, “That young man
called Xiao Yan is actually able to get Old Hai to lower himself and
become a bodyguard? How is it possible for him to have such a great
capability of power?”
With the Primer’s clan ability to gather intelligence, it was natural
that Primer Tengshan knew quite a bit about Xiao Yan’s details.
However, this was merely restricted to when Xiao Yan resided within Wu
“Don’t underestimate him. This fellow is not someone simple. Even the
me back then suffered a loss quite a few times at his hands… This kind
of person hides his ability far too deeply. If you can’t become friends
with him, then you should definitely not make him your enemy. Otherwise,
I’m afraid that even I would have difficulty protecting the Primer
clan.” Hai Bo Dong’s expression was extremely serious as he said.
Every time the current him recalled the ‘Angry Buddha Lotus Flame’
that Xiao Yan had created back then, he would feel fear rise up in his
heart. That strength was really too terrifying.
Watching the rarely seen grave expression of Hai Bo Dong, a dismay
involuntarily surfaced in the hearts of the elders and Primer Tengshan in
the hall. Knowing the former’s character, they naturally knew that
there would not be more than five people in the entire of the Jia Ma
Empire who had the qualification to be treated in this manner by Hai Bo
Dong. However, those people are some old fellows who just would not die
despite being so old. However, that young man called Xiao Yan was not
even twenty years old…
“Old Hai, you can be reassured that I will severely instruct the
members of our clan not to form grudges with him.” Primer Tengshan
nodded his head heavily as he solemnly said. In the face of such a big
matter, he did not dare to randomly do as he pleased.
“Yes.” Hai Bo Dong nodded his head and stood up. He said, “If it is
possible, try your best to give him the help that he needs. In the
future, you will rejoice at the decision you have made today. I need to
return. If you have any problems, you can get someone to find me. You
should already know where I am staying.” After saying these words, Hai
Bo Dong did not linger any longer. He directly walked out of the hall and
slowly disappeared from everyone’s sight.
“Hu…” Eyeing Hai Bo Dong who had disappeared, Primer Tengshan
sighed in relief. His stern gaze swept around the hall before saying
deeply, “All of you have clearly heard Old Hai earlier. You better not
go and provoke that young man called Xiao Yan. Otherwise, Lei Ou is the
Everyone in the hall hurriedly nodded.
Watching Primer Tengshan’s grave face, Ya Fei pursed up her red lips.
Her heart shook as she smiled bitterly and muttered, “Who would have
expected that the young man who was called a ‘cripple’ three years
ago is currently being feared to such an extent by one of the three large
clans in the empire, the Primer clan… Nalan Yanran, you really have
made a grave mistake…”