Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-297
In another corner of the large hall, Nalan Jie and the guests who were
here to celebrate the joyous occasion were conversing with smiles. By
chance, his gaze which was drifting around suddenly stopped in the
direction where Xiao Yan’s group of three people sat. When he saw the
warm, harmoniously laughing manner, his eyebrows frowned slightly. He
smiled and dismissed the guests in front of him before taking a few steps
back and arriving at Nalan Su’s and Nalan Yanran’s side.
“Yanran, is young friend Yan Xiao and Primer Tengshan very close?”
Nalan Jie softly inquired.
Nalan Yanran rotated her bright eyes. She glanced at the corner where
Xiao Yan was at. After gently sipping the red wine in her hand, she shook
her head and said, “I don’t think that he is close to Primer
Tengshan. Instead he should be close to Ya Fei. Have you forgotten? Back
then Yan Xiao came because of Ya Fei’s recommendation letter.”
“Uh…” Nalan Jie knit his eyebrows together and softly scolded,
“That old fellow Tengshan actually wants to use a beauty to attract
him? How shameless…”
“Ah, with Yan Xiao’s potential, there would be no limit to his
future. If such a person is pulled away by the Primer clan, it would
really cause people to feel a heartache.”
“Haha, they may use a beauty to attract him, but isn’t there also a
beauty on our side…” Nalan Su joked.
“Father, what nonsense are you spouting?” Nalan Yanran said angrily
as she violently cut at Nalan Su with her eyes.
“Che, this girl? Forget it. When they met during these last few days,
that Yan Xiao never showed her any any warm expressions. Ask her to go?
Won’t that chase him off at a faster rate?” Nalan Jie pursed his lips
together and snorted.
“You… you old fellow acts disrespectful and unbefitting of your age!
If you dare to say any more nonsense, don’t blame me for being rude.”
Nalan Jie’s words immediately caused Nalan Yanran, who had been
maintaining a smile to lift her eyebrows vertically in anger that was
caused by her humiliation. She waved her hand, appearing to really want
to pluck his long beard.
“*Cough*…” By the side, Nalan Su coughed a couple of times,
reminding this pair of grandfather and granddaughter to pay attention to
the occasion. He waited for the two of them to quiet down before suddenly
speaking, “Although, that girl Ya Fei has become increasingly pretty
these few years. Her methods for social interactions are something that
some of us in the older generation cannot compare with. On this point,
Nalan Yanran is inferior to her.”
“Their clan is built upon commerce. It is natural that they are good at
social interactions. How do you expect me to compare with her? Moreover,
even if you are willing, Teacher would never agree.” Nalan Yanran swept
her eyes toward that corner. When she saw Xiao Yan’s and Ya Fei’s
smiling and chatting manner, she felt somewhat helpless. She believed
that her appearance and presence would not be any worse than Ya Fei, but
Yan Xiao, from the beginning, never showed her a kind expression.
Although with her status, she did not need to purposefully try to please
Yan Xiao, Nalan Yanran, whose heart was extremely haughty, was unwilling
to see that man who was uninterested in her beauty to smile and chat in
front of her with another woman. Perhaps this was a sort of emotion in
every woman’s hearts, one that compared themselves with others.
“Ah, try your best to think of some way. Don’t allow Yan Xiao to
really run to the Primer clan. Just think of all the many benefits that
Pill-King Gu He has brought to the Misty Cloud Sect all these years. I
believe that with Yan Xiao’s potential, his future achievements would
not be any lower than Gu He.” Nalan Jie sighed.
“Okay.” Nalan Su nodded his head.
“Another thing, Yanran, pay a little attention to Liu Ling. He appears
to harbor some enmity toward Yan Xiao because of you. This fellow’s
talent may be quite good, but his heart is a little too narrow. If he
were to use the strength behind him to become enemies with Yan Xiao, I
will look down on him.” Nalan Jie glanced at a small circle of people
grouped together in the hall. In the middle of the circle was Liu Ling
and Little Princess.
“Okay, I will try my best.” Nalan Yanran frowned slightly and nodded.
She and Liu Ling had gotten along for quite a few years. She naturally
knew his character. This person’s desire to possess was far too strong.
“That’s right. Why have the members of the Mu clan not come? I
remember having invited them.” Nalan Jie’s gaze swept once around the
hall and asked with a frown.
The Mu clan. One of the three large clans in the Jia Ma Empire. Most of
the members in the clan were people crazy over battles and they had quite
a lot of power within the Jia Ma Empire’s military.
“Today, I heard that Mu Zhan from the Mu clan had returned from the
north-western border.” Nalan Yanran suddenly said.
“Mu Zhan? That person who beats people up and kills people whenever he
wants? The one who had also beat up those children of influential clans
within the capital until they were docile. The one who has appeared to
have become the leader of the crown prince’s clique?” Hearing the
news, Nalan Jie was at a loss as he spoke.
“Ah, it’s that unreasonable fellow that causes many people
“Uh… I remember… that fellow appeared to have a very great interest
in the Primer clan’s Ya Fei? Back then when he left the Jia Ma Sacred
City, he had yelled some bold and derogatory words, telling everyone that
he would kill whoever dared to touch Ya Fei.” Recalling the great
uproar the issue caused back then, Nalan Su felt neither able to laugh
“Ah, I wonder how much the unreasonable fellow has changed after
experiencing two years at the empire’s border? He should have ceased
being as unreasonable and barbaric as he was two years ago, right?”
Nalan Yanran said with a smile.
“Uh… I sense that something will happen tonight.” Nalan Jie touched
his white beard as his gaze looked at the spot where Ya Fei’s three
people group was at. He shook his head and said.
Nalan Yanran narrowed her pretty eyes and softly laughed, “Evidently…
it would be like this.”
“I hope that if any trouble arises, it will not escalate into a big
mess. Yan Xiao isn’t like the aristocratic young master that Mu Zhan
had crippled in the past. Although I haven’t been in contact with him
for very long, I think that when the little fellow becomes crazy, he
should be very terrifying.” Nalan Jie voiced his thoughts, “And to be
able to teach such a disciple, Yan Xiao’s teacher should not be someone
ordinary person. In front of a high tier alchemist that may be comparable
to Gu He, the Mu clan would not dare to be too arrogant.”
“Yes.” Nalan Yanran nodded her head while sharing the same thought.
After being in the Misty Cloud Sect for so many years, she was extremely
clear just what kind of ability an alchemist similar to Gu He’s tier
“Ke ke, I will get someone to pay attention to that.” Nalan Su
smiled. After which, he clinked his wine cup with a guest that had come
forward before drowning its contents as he began to chat with a smile.
“Big brother Liu Ling, is that the fellow who defeated you? He appears
very ordinary.” In a circle within the hall, a young man wearing
magnificent clothes glanced at the spot where Xiao Yan was at and said as
he smacked his lips with disdain.
“Haha, There’s no choice since I am not as skilled as him.” Liu
Ling lifted his wine cup and said with a smile.
“Hei, it may be that fellow used some methods that we don’t know to
cheat. Big brother Liu Ling is Grandmaster Gu He’s disciple. How can he
lose to this nameless fellow?” Another young man sided with Liu Ling
Liu Ling smiled, but did not speak. He did not open his mouth to absolve
“It seems that fellow has quite good luck with women. He is actually
able to be so close with the Primer clan’s Yan Fei xiao-jie.” A man
who had once wanted to become close to Ya Fei could not help but say with
an acidic mouth when he saw the smiling and chatting manner of the two of
The Little Princess took shallow sips of the red wine. Her delicate
finger gently tapped on the surface of the glass cup, emitting a clear
sound. She lazily glanced at Xiao Yan and laughed softly, “Tonight,
there may be something interesting happening…”
“What do you mean?” Hearing this, Liu Ling was at a loss.
“Just wait and see…” Little Princess smiled mysteriously. She
gulped down the red wine in her cup in one go.
As time in the gathering slowly flew by, a large blood red horse suddenly
rushed past from the other end of the brightly lit street outside the
Nalan clan’s main entrance in a rude and arrogant manner. The passersby
on the two sides along the way hurriedly dodged in panic.
The charging blood red, large horse suddenly came to a stop as it was
about to reach the Nalan clan’s main entrance. A green colored human
figure leapt down from the back of the horse. He lifted his head and eyed
the main door. Under the illumination from the light, a young face was
revealed. Dancing between his eyes was a fierceness and brutalness like
that of a tiger.
This young man that was around twenty five or twenty six years old did
not look at the guards by the side of the main entrance. He randomly
threw out a plate and strided into the Nalan clan.
In the extremely lively large hall, the green clothed young man walked in
from the opened front door. His arms held his neck as he smacked his lips
and eyed the people inside. His mouth muttered something. Those who were
near him were able to hear him say, “A group of idiots…”
At the moment when the young man walked into the hall, there were a few
gazes which secretly brightened…
The young man’s gaze swept across the hall, seemingly searching for
something. A moment later, his sight solidified and the corner of his
mouth cracked. Killing intent was instantly abundant on his face.
On the quiet seats, Xiao Yan and Ya Fei were smiling and chatting. A
moment later, Xiao Yan lifted a wine cup from the table and sipped it. As
he did so, his smiling face suddenly stiffened and his quiet eyes
Without any warning, a green colored Dou Qi suddenly surged out from
within Xiao Yan’s body. The wine cup in his hand cracked and burst
apart with a bang. His body was forcefully twisted and his palm rotated
slightly. It was then tightly clenched into a fist that carried a sharp
explosive sound as it violently smashed at the force that had appeared
With a muffled sound, the powerful energy force from Xiao Yan’s fist
violently shot out in all directions. The surrounding tables and chairs
cracked apart with a terrifying sound under this destructive wind.
The ferocious force that was emitted from his fist caused Xiao Yan to
take quite a few steps forward in order to completely be rid of it. His
smiling face gradually became dark. Xiao Yan lifted his head and eyed the
young man who was shaking his hand and viciously staring at him with a
face that was filled with fierceness and brutality. A dark and cold
killing intent swarmed out of Xiao Yan’s dark, black eyes.