Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-300
“Stop, I say!” Nalan Jie shouted with an ugly expression as he
squeezed through the confused crowd and quickly arrived by Nalan
His footsteps stopped beside Nalan Yanran. He first turned to Xiao Yan
and asked, “Little friend Yan Xiao, are you alright?”
Xiao Yan shook his head, indicating that nothing was serious.
Nalan Jie sighed in relief once he saw that Xiao Yan was safe. If he had
been injured, it might have been a disaster for himself.
As his eyes glanced over at the young tranquil face, Nalan Jie could not
help but think even more highly of him. Although the battle lasted for a
short time, with Nalan Jie’s strength, he was naturally aware of it the
instant the fight broke out. He had deliberately arrived late, obviously
trying to observe Xiao Yan’s fighting strength. After all, a lot of
alchemists, though extremely proficient at refining, were a complete mess
when it came to fighting. Nalan Jie had seen such people before.
“This little guy, I did not expect that besides having an extraordinary
talent in alchemy, his fighting strength is not weak either. Looking at
his aggressive attacks, he seems to be a person who has already killed
before.” Secretly admiring in his heart, Nalan Jie turned his eyes to
Mu Zhan, his old face sank as he shouted, “Mu Zhan, I did not think
that after two years of experience, not only did it not smother your
unreasonable arrogance, but instead caused you to become increasingly
arrogant. This is the Nalan Clan, not your Mu Clan. Even that old guy Mu
Chen would not dare to not give me, Nalan Jie, any face if he came!”
“Hee hee, Grandfather Nalan, stop rebuking me. I just wanted to check
out this friend’s skill. I had not meant to cause trouble in the Nalan
Clan. As for all the damaged property, I will call people at once to have
it all completely replaced.” Although Mu Zhan’s nature was extremely
arrogant, in front of Nalan Jie, whose seniority was comparable to his
grandfather, he did not dare to quibble or be presumptuous. He
immediately laughed while nodding his head.
“Hmph! These words of yours can go and deceive a ghost.”
TL: These words of yours can go and deceive a ghost – Meaning no human
would believe you
Nalan Jie snorted coldly as he stared directly at Mu Zhen and said in a
deep voice, “Mu Zhan, I’m going to tell this clearly to you now, Yan
Xiao is a distinguished guest of my Nalan family. I do not want him to be
injured. Although, your Mu Clan has many madmen, my Nalan clan is not to
be trifled with!”
Nalan Jie knew Mu Zhan’s character only too well. After failing to
attack Xiao Yan today, he might get his clan members to attack in the
future. In order to ensure Xiao Yan’s safety and to gain favorable
impression toward the Nalan clan, Nalan Jie said these words, which
caused many people to secretly change their expressions, in front of
Hearing Nalan Jie’s words which did not sound like a joke, Mu Zhan’s
expression changed slightly. He did not expect that Nalan Jie would
actually leave such hard words for only a tier two alchemist.
Mu Zhan’s gaze was bizarre as he glanced up and down and weighed Xiao
Yan who was behind Nalan Yanran. He secretly wondered in his heart,
“What exactly is the identity of this brat? When I return home, I must
get someone to investigate him properly.”
“Why? What happened?” As Mu Zhan quietly mouthed to himself, another
old voice sounded from outside the crowd. A thin figure flashed and
shifted through the crowd and immediately appeared beside Xiao Yan just
like a ghost. Everyone’s gazes drifted over. It was Primer Tengshan who
was called out by someone earlier.
“Mu Zhan?” Primer Tengshan’s eyes swept onto the mess all over the
place. When his gaze moved toward Mu Zhan, he was initially surprised.
When he turned around and saw Ya Fei and Xiao Yan standing together, he
instantly appeared to have understood the entire situation. Immediately,
his old face, just like Nalan Jie, swiftly sank. His old eyes viciously
stared at Mu Zhan and furiously said, “You start creating trouble the
moment that you return. Do you believe that I won’t get Mu Chen, that
old guy who won’t die, to once again expel you to the border to gain
“Uh… Clan Head Tengshan… you are also here.”
Seeing the person who had arrived, Mu Zhan, who was fearless, immediately
shivered. Back then, the greatest reason which resulted in him leaving
the capital and going to the border was because the arrogant Mu Zhan had
angered Primer Tengshan. It resulted in the Mu clan having no choice but
to throw this scourge to the empire’s borders. Therefore, when he saw
Primer Tengshan at this moment, Mu Zhen showed some fear as he smiled
awkwardly and humbled his speech.
Primer Tengshan snorted softly. He glance at Nalan Jie by his side as he
slowly said, “I shall also give you a reminder. Once you leave this
place, don’t go and find trouble with young friend Yan Xiao. He is also
a friend of the Primer clan. If you really cause any trouble, then
don’t blame these old bones of mine when I become angry. When that time
comes, even Mu Chen will not be able to protect you…”
Although Primer Tengshan was unclear about Xiao Yan’s actual strength
and his background, he did not have the slightest hesitation when he said
these words. A Duo Huang class strong person who had a haughty character
was actually willing to follow by Xiao Yan’s side as a bodyguard. This
was sufficient to see just how much ability this ordinary looking young
man actually possessed.
In a two short minutes, Mu Zhan received serious warnings from two out of
three of the large clans. This kind of situation had caused not only Mu
Zhan himself to be somewhat stunned, but also the surrounding observers
to feel shocked.
Since Xiao Yan was able to help Nalan Jie expel the poison, everyone was
not overly surprised when the latter did his best to protect Xiao Yan.
After all, his own life was in the hands of the other person. However,
everyone felt that it was strange and inexplicable that Primer Tengshan
was able to say such serious words without any hesitation despite only
having known Xiao Yan for a short while.
It should be known that behind Mu Zhan was the entire Mu clan. This
strength was not the slightest bit weaker than the Primer clan. By just
comparing numbers, the Mu clan even exceeded the Primer clan greatly.
After all, the Primer clan was a merchant clan and not a warrior clan
like the Mu clan.
Of course, these strong people referred to those of the middle strength
and not the peak strength like Primer Tengshan. After all, his kind of
class was not something that could easily appear by simply relying on the
clan having a combat atmosphere. The most important factor was one’s
training talent. On this point, both clans were on even ground.
“Che, lucky brat…” Within the crowd, Liu Ling saw the two people of
extremely great weight protecting Xiao Yan. He frowned slightly, pursed
his lips together and coldly laughed.
Beside him, Little Princess had her eyebrows knit slightly. Her eyes
passed through the crowd as she looked at Xiao Yan. She softly muttered,
“Looks like he should have something that both clans value greatly.
Otherwise, Primer Tengshan and Grandfather Nalan would definitely not
take the risk of offending the Mu clan and speak out for him without any
“What a mysterious fellow… it’s a pity.” Little Princess
regretfully shook her head. She recalled her attitude toward Yan Xiao and
could only laugh bitterly. She did not expect that a failure on her part
to identify a talented person would actually result in her losing a
chance to befriend such an outstanding person. If her emperor father or
elder sister were to know about this, she would likely be viciously
The corner of Mu Zhan’s mouth twitched. The smile on his face was
extremely ugly. A long while later, he helplessly spread out his hand in
front of Nalan Jie and Primer Tengshan’s gaze and said, “Two old
sirs, I have already said that today’s matter was only a
misunderstanding. Alright, as long as this friend does not provoke me in
the future, I will not go and make things difficult for him. Let’s take
this as giving both of you face.”
Nalan Jie nodded faintly. He turned around, eyed the hall and clapped his
hand. With a smile, he said, “Everyone, please continue. This is but
mischief caused by the younger generation. Everyone can just treat it as
having watched an interesting performance. Ha ha.”
Hearing Nalan Jie’s words, the surrounding observers knew what was good
for them as they followed him and laughed. After which, they consciously
scattered and began to search for people that were pleasing to their eyes
as they continued to drink wine and chat.
“Hehe, old fellow, you really won’t give up any chance to make a good
impression…” Primer Tengshan smiled, leaned close to Nalan Jie and
“Humph. Old fellow, looks like you really intend to snatch this person
from us?” Nalan Jie glanced at Primer Tengshan and said with a cold
“If such a talented person was to run to someone else’s home, that
would be a matter that would give one a terrible headache…” Primer
Tengshan laughed softly, “I seem to feel that Ya Fei and young friend
Yan Xiao are able to converse very well. Don’t you agree? But little
niece Yanran does not appear to be able to lower herself and get closer
to young friend Yan Xiao. Hee hee, after all their statuses are
different. If it is like this, won’t your side greatly lose out?”
Nalan Jie’s shriveled face swept across Ya Fei from the corner of his
eyes who was pulling Xiao Yan and checking all over him body to see if he
was wounded in the fight. He then glanced at his granddaughter who was
standing on one side with her cool pretty face that did not have the
slightest activity. He could only shake his sleeves as he bitterly
replied, “You are really willing to put in the capital…”
“Just so so.” Primer Tengshan smiled in a very pleased manner. He
drowned the red wine in his hand all in one go.
“Alright, I am really alright. Although that fellow is troublesome to
fight with, this little bit of warm up won’t cause me any harm.” Xiao
Yan helplessly eyed Ya Fei who was repeatedly sizing him up. He shook his
head and bitterly said.
Hearing that there was nothing different in Xiao Yan’s voice, Ya Fei
finally sighed in relief. Her long eyes were filled with shock as she
sized Xiao Yan up. She softly said, “Little Fellow, I remember that
when you left Wu Tan City back then, it had not been long since you had
broke through to to a Dou Zhe. Just how long has it only been… you are
actually able to fight equally with Mu Zhan?”
Xiao Yan smiled. After experiencing that kind of tough training, this
kind of a return was something that he felt to be only normal.
“Nalan xiao-jie, thank you for taking action…” Ya Fei took two
steps forward, came to Nalan Yanran’s side and smiled as she helped
Xiao Yan thank her.
“Mister Yan Xiao is our Nalan clan’s guest. It is only natural for me
to step forward. Actually, with Mister Yan Xiao’s strength, it appeared
that my action may have been unnecessary…” Nalan Yanran glanced at
Xiao Yan. When this fellow saw her, his expression began to gradually
become indifferent. This kind of treatment, which appeared to be on the
two ends of a pole when compared with the one he used with Ya Fei, really
caused Nalan Yanran to be somewhat speechless.
“Ya Fei, we have not seen each other for two years. You don’t need to
ignore me in this manner, do you?” Standing by the side, Mu Zhan, who
saw that Ya Fei did not even spare him a glance, could not help but
bitterly smile as he asked.
“Young Master Mu, I wouldn’t dare to. It is just that temper of yours
is something that Ya Fei is not blessed enough to endure. I hope that in
the future, you will not say those things that damage Ya Fei’s
reputation. I have never made promises of any engagement, so when have I
become your woman?” Ya Fei glanced at this fellow and said with a cold
Once she said those words, she once again walked back to Xiao Yan’s
side. She pulled at his sleeve and gently said, “Let’s go somewhere
Xiao Yan glance at the gentle faced Ya Fei and then watched Mu Zhan,
whose expression had become somewhat green in his fury. He nodded
slightly and allowed Ya Fei to pull him toward the other side of the hall.
“That damn brat…” Mu Zhan’s eyes angrily stared at Xiao Yan’s
back. He violently waved his hand and then shifted his gaze toward Nalan
Yanran. He said, “Yanran, what exactly is this fellow’s background?
Don’t just keep quiet. No matter how you put it, we have played and
fought as children. Don’t tell me that you are not even willing to
reveal this little bit of information?”
Seeing the fierce and brutal faced Mu Zhan, Yanran helplessly shook her
head. She said, “To be honest, I am really unsure about the exact
background of Yan Xiao. But his medicine refining skills are
extraordinary. My grandfather’s ‘Searing Poison’ was something even
Elder Gu He could do nothing about. However, he is able to expel it…”
“That is all that I know. In any case, you better not go to him and
find trouble. Otherwise, you might find yourself faced with quite some
trouble.” Nalan Yanran reminded him. She then turned around and slowly
walked into the hall, leaving Mu Zhan standing alone on the same spot and
clenching his teeth, unable to resign to the situation.
“I don’t care what your identity is… don’t give me the
chance…” Mu Zhan clenched his teeth and ruthlessly said in a soft