Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-305
Fa Ma stood in front of the VIP seats and eyed the bustling plaza. A
while later, he softly said, “Now, I would like to invite all the
competitors to move to their assigned positions.”
Although the plaza was currently bustling about to the point that the
ring of the bell could hardly be heard, Fa Ma’s voice managed to still
sound in everyone’s ears. From this, it could be seen that this dying
old man possessed extremely extraordinary strength.
Hearing Fa Ma’s words, many alchemists in the VIP seats immediately
stood up. There, the alchemists were mostly groomed by or roped into some
of the more powerful groups. Due to having a powerhouse to support them,
the tier of these alchemists was slightly higher as a whole compared to
those “free” alchemists.
The high platform was tens of meters higher than the open ground below.
With such a height, these young people, many of them whose strength was
merely that of a Dou Shi or perhaps even a Dou Zhe, would naturally not
dare leap down. Therefore, on the walkway by the two sides of the VIP
seats, there were staircases that exclusively led to the open ground
below. Currently, they were successively walking down under countless
“Ke ke, Liu Ling, Little Yue Er, Yan Xiao, you should also go to your
respective positions… as your results in the internal test were the
most outstanding, the stations over there belong to the three of you.
Those three seats will make you the focus of the crowd’s attention.”
Fa Ma’s finger pointed at a place located in the middle of the open
ground. That place had over ten huge green tables and not only were these
green tables larger than the others, they also seemed to be elevated
higher than the res. Such a special position that stood out would
naturally be able to cause the people standing there to become the main
When the gazes of the three people followed the direction that Fa Ma
pointed and saw the special spot, their expressions were different from
each other: Liu Ling was a little excited, on top of being surprised;
Little Princess was curious and eager; while Xiao Yan was blank for a
moment before he knit his eyebrows slightly together. Given Xiao Yan’s
character, he really did not like such a special position that placed him
in the spotlight.
Fa Ma’s gaze slowly drifted over the faces of the three people and
finally stopped on Xiao Yan. He appeared to be able to see through what
Xiao Yan thought as he gently said with a smile, “It is naturally a
good thing for a young person to know how to keep a low profile. However,
there are some things in this world that are made to be impossible to
keep a low profile in. Since you are participating in the Grand Meeting,
you must be thinking of obtaining the best result. In order to obtain the
best result and be at the forefront of these two thousand plus people,
you cannot escape being the focus of attention. Since you will eventually
be discovered, then what is the difference of it happening now rather
“If you don’t do some rash and arrogant things while you are young,
you will not have fun memories to recall in the future…” Fa Ma said
with a smile.
“Chairman Fa Ma is right.” Xiao Yan smiled bitterly and nodded his
head. He did not continue to be entangled over this matter.
“Ke ke, alright. The few of you please proceed down…” Fa Ma smiled
“The two of you, I will go first.”
Liu Ling responded to Fa Ma first before laughing at Xiao Yan and Little
Princess. Immediately, he pressed the ground lightly and his body charged
to the edge of the high platform. He glanced at the huge open ground
below. Then he leaped, diving forward and elicited countless sounds of
shock from those in the VIP seats.
His body swiftly descended and just as he was about to reach the ground,
two Dou Qi columns, that could be seen with the naked eye, appeared out
of Liu Ling’s heel. Borrowing the opposing force from the Dou Qi
columns, he landed on the ground without any injury. After which, he
smiled and swiftly walked up to the middle spot of the plaza under gazes
that were filled with a fiery heat.
“This fellow really likes to show off, but does he think that only he
knows how to jump?”
Eyeing Liu Ling who had received attention from everyone by directly
leaping down, the Little Princess smack her lips together. Her lovely
body leaped forward and also shot off of the high platform. Like a
falling leaf, her body gently and elegantly descended. Her beautiful
posture was like that of a goddess.
“*Roar*, *roar*…” This beautiful action of the Little Princess had
undoubtedly stirred the hearts of those observing more than Liu Ling’s
earlier performance. Moreover, due to her tender and cute matter, it had
not only caused a howl to sound from the VIP seats, but also a deafening
roar to be emitted from the audience seats on the opposite side.
“Ke ke, old man Jia. I did tell you before that your agility Dou
Technique ‘Flying Floc’ was more suited to women, but I never did
expect that you would ever teach it to this little girl.” Eyeing the
Little Princess’s body which had totally ignored gravity as she
floated, Fa Ma could not help but turn around and smile as he spoke to
“She had only learned a tiny bit of this agility Dou Technique.
However, since she has only pursued beauty, she will easily become a
target for the other party, if she were to meet an enemy.” Jia Lao
shook his head. Although the words from his mouth were spoken as such,
when one looked at the smile on his face, he was clearly satisfied with
the skill that the Little Princess had revealed.
“Hey, Little Fellow. Why don’t you leap down as well. You cannot lose
to them in this entrance parade…” Seeing Jia Lao’s slightly pleased
face, Hai Bo Dong could not help but roll his eyes as he urged Xiao Yan.
“…I think I will walk down.” Sensing the countless of gazes that
were gathered on him, Xiao Yan shook his head. He turned around and began
walking along the walkway to head down. However, Hai Bo Dong abruptly
waved his hand and an invisible force blew out, fanning Xiao Yan down,
who did not have the time to defend himself.
“Ha ha, you better not make me lose face. Go down…”
“You old bastard…” Being pushed, Xiao Yan’s palm swiftly danced
around. He had just cursed when his body began wildly descending under
The wind whistled passed Xiao Yan’s ears. Due to him being forcefully
pushed off by Hai Bo Dong, he had actually ended up falling head first.
Xiao Yan helplessly sighed as he heard the intense sound of the wind in
his ears. Both his hands did not move as he allowed his body to fall
straight down head first.
In the plaza, countless gazes were stunned as they saw that Xiao Yan
still did not have any reaction despite becoming increasingly closer to
the ground. Some of the more cowardly young ladies had already hurriedly
shut their eyes, afraid that they would see an extremely bloody scene.
Just as countless people widened their eyes, wanting to see if this
little fellow, who appeared to have some ability, would turn into a pile
of meat paste on the spot, Xiao Yan, who had remained still, finally
moved his hands. He aimed them at the ground and an instant later, an
incomparably fierce shapeless force swarmed out, violently smashing into
the hard green rock surface. Immediately, a crack line began spreading
out on the surface of the rock.
Borrowing the force of the push, Xiao Yan’s sharply falling body became
much slower. His body was like a spiralling ball in midair, beginning to
swiftly spin. Each time the force was about to fade away, Xiao Yan’s
palm would carelessly smack downward, borrowing the rising airflow
created from the force to cancel out the downward force on his body,
forming a perfect equilibrium. Under everyone’s shocked gazes, Xiao
Yan’s body was like a helix, rotating as he moved toward the center of
“Tsk tsk, what an exquisite airflow control. At such an age, he can
actually move freely in the air without using a pair of wings. This is
something that even some Dou Wang could not achieve.” Eyeing the human
figure which was swiftly spiraling as he moved through the open space,
some shock surfaced involuntarily on Jia Lao’s and Fa Ma’s faces as
“Hei, this fellow is really unpredictable. I had originally thought
that he would use the flying Dou Technique. It is really unexpected that
he actually still had this type of skill hidden away as well…” Hai Bo
Dong’s face was similarly filled with shock. Although he knew that this
method of Xiao Yan’s was impractical when it came to real flying, it
would however, in this current occasion, be undoubtedly flashy enough to
cause many people to be shocked.
Under the stunned gazes of the few thousand competitors, Xiao Yan’s
body swiftly moved to the middle; the rotation of his body gradually
weakened. With a gentle tap of the tip of his feet in the empty space,
his body flipped in the air and rolled down like a gourd. A long while
later, his body was gently bent and he landed smoothly with one foot
supported on the ground. He gently patted the dust on his hands and
slowly stood up, eyeing the dense mass of human heads in the audience
seats, which he could see no end to.
“He’s too handsome!”
A deafening clapping sound instantly sounded from the somewhat quiet
audience seats. Sharp yells suddenly reverberated throughout the entire
plaza. The Grand Meeting had yet to begin, but this young man had already
given them an eye-opening entrance performance.
With merely just this perfect entrance performance, there was already
numerous young ladies who were fascinated by this young man wearing a
black alchemist robe.
On the VIP seats, Ya Fei rubbed her cheeks with her hands. Her pretty
eyes stared directly at the young man standing at the most conspicuous
spot, receiving the attention of everyone. Her enchanting and moving face
was slightly absentminded. A splendid glint appeared in her pupils. This
little fellow appeared to no longer be that immature young man…
“He really does have some ability. No wonder great-grandfather praised
him so highly…” Yao Ye softly muttered as she eyed the young man who
was quietly enjoying the countless cheers.
Nalan Yanran sat lazily on a soft comfortable chair. The beautiful
outline that was formed under the bundle of the spacious moon-white dress
caused many gazes behind her to secretly sweep over. The current her had
similarly paused her gaze on Xiao Yan who was on the open ground below.
Watching the latter’s indifferent manner as though he had heard nothing
as he stood in the middle of the countless cheers, her pretty face could
not help but become much gentler. Perhaps it was because she had stayed
with her teacher, who was viewed like a god in her heart, for a long
time, but Nalan Yanran had a good impression regarding this imposing
presence that was similar to her teacher’s.
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Mu Chen narrowed his eyes. He stared at Xiao Yan in the competition
ground. A long while later, he tilted his head and said to Mu Zhan, “Is
he that person who you have mentioned?”
“Yes, this fellow actual dares to be so close to Ya Fei. Yesterday, was
it not for Nalan Yanran stopping me, I would have taught him a lesson!”
Mu Zhan spoke evilly.
Mu Chen’s finger gently tapped on his shrivelled back of his hand. He
shook his head slightly and slowly said, “In the future, don’t go and
offend him. If you really like that girl Ya Fei, you can use ordinary
methods to pursue her. It would be best if you do not provoke this fellow
called Yan Xiao… if you really were to fight him, you may not be his
“But…” Hearing this, Mu Zhan became anxious. He was about to say
something when he saw Mu Chen’s face which had sunk. Mu Zhan’s head
sank and he could only helplessly agree.
Xiao Yan quietly stood in front of a clean green rock table. He realized
that a set of medicinal ingredients was orderly placed on the rock table
and in front of those was a thin piece of paper peacefully sitting.
Additionally, a jade mirror was embedded at the front of the rock table
with a weak green-red light flickering in it.
As Xiao Yan conveniently picked up the thin paper and swept his gaze over
it, he was somewhat stunned to realize that it was actually a medicinal
formula for a tier two medicinal pill. However, the thing that caused
Xiao Yan to be speechless was that only some of the medicinal ingredients
and other things were carelessly written onto this medicinal formula. Its
format, in no way, complied with the orthodox method of creating a
As mentioned earlier, an orthodox medicinal formula required the use of
Spiritual Strength to read. Only through this method could the formula
relay all the necessary information that the reader needed to grasp in
order to refine a medicinal pill in the shortest amount of time. The
things that were recorded on this thin sheet of paper simply gave a vague
refining method. All the remaining details actually completely required
the reader to grasp by himself. This undoubtedly would cause the number
of failures in refining this medicinal pill to be raised to a terrifying
The thing that really caused Xiao Yan to be utterly speechless was the
amount of medicinal ingredients placed on the rock table. The quantity
was clearly only enough to allow one to refine the medicinal pill twice.
In other words, it meant that each person had only one chance of failure.
If the medicinal ingredients were completely exhausted and there was not
a medicinal pill that had been refined, then it was clear that the person
had failed… the result of failure was removal from the competition.
“It is certainly a Grand Meeting held every eight years. This kind of
difficulty… it is really great.” Xiao Yan held the thin piece of
paper, smiled bitterly and shook his head. He then lifted his head and
glanced in all directions, only to realize that there was some bitterness
on many of the alchemists’ faces. Tilting his head, he eyed the Little
Princess and Liu Ling on his left and right. The both of them appeared
much calmer. However, they were still both frowning slightly as they
recognized some of the problems with the formula recorded on the thin
Xiao Yan gently inhaled a breath of air. He could only turn his focus
towards the thin piece of paper. This kind of strange examination was
something that he had never tried before, therefore his heart felt a
During the time that Xiao Yan withdrew his gaze, Liu Ling turned his gaze
over. He saw the bitter smile on the former’s face that had yet to
disappear and could not help but softly give a cold laugh. He whispered,
“Humph. So what if you are outstanding in refining the medicinal
ingredients. I have already said that the examination during the Grand
Meeting is not simply competing on that front. Next, let me see how you
embarrass yourself in front of Nalan Yanran… country bumpkin…”
Having received Gu He’s extremely orthodox teachings, Liu Ling had
extremely great confidence in himself for this Grand Meeting. Therefore,
he wanted to obtain the champion spot for the Grand Meeting. After which,
he would have the qualification to pursue the goddess in his heart, Nalan
On the enormous open ground, all the competitors were holding the thin
paper with both hands. They displayed many different expressions as they
read. In an instant, the entire plaza was totally silent.
The quiet atmosphere continued for nearly five minutes. A clear bell then
sounded abruptly within the open ground.
Hearing the bell ring, all the competitors spontaneously placed the
things in their hands down. They beckoned with their hands and instantly,
thousands of cauldrons of different colors and shapes suddenly appeared
on the green rock tables.
Following the ringing of the bell, Fa Ma, who had his eyes closed also
opened them. He swept his gaze under him as his slow voice sounded by
everyone’s ears, “I think that all of you should have understood
something. During this first round of the competition, all of you need to
follow this incomplete medicinal formula to refine a medicinal pill that
is a finished product. Each of you have two tries. If the medicinal pill
is not successfully refined after two attempts, the jade mirror behind
the green table will automatically display a red light. When the red
light flicks on, that person will exit the competition ground…”
“On the wall opposite all of you, there is a huge hourglass. That is
the time limit for the competition. Those who still fail to refine the
medicinal pill before all the sand in the hour glass falls will similarly
“Do you all understand?” Fa Ma said with a smile.
“Yes!” The sound that was projected forward from the ground below was
like a muffled thunder that roared upward.
“Since it’s like this, then… the first round of the examination
shall now begin!”
Fa Ma slowly lifted his palm as he smiled. He abruptly swung it down. At
this moment, thousands of flames suddenly appeared in the large open
ground like fireworks. The spectacular scene caused peoples’ fiery
blood to boil!