Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-306
Xiao Yan quietly stood in front of the rock table. He quietly pushed the
crimson cauldron in front of him a little further away. The current him
did not immediately summon out his flame and start the refinement like
the other alchemists. Instead, he quietly held the thin paper with both
hands, knit his eyebrows slightly together and studied what little
information was written on it in greater detail.
Before doing anything, one must first make preparations. This logic was
something that Xiao Yan clearly understood. He only had two chances. Any
negligence would result in failure.
This time around, the examination required one to refine a tier two
medicinal pill that was called ‘Bone Growing Pill’. As the name
suggests, it was a kind of medicinal pill used to cure those who were
quite seriously injured. It was a medicinal pill that was of the healing
category. Usually, these medicinal pills were not overly expensive. If
they were placed on the market, it would likely be priced at a few
hundred or a few thousand gold coins. This price appeared a little shabby
compared to those medicinal pills that could raise one’s Dou Qi or have
Refining the ‘Bone Growing Pill’ needed a total of six kinds of
medicinal ingredients. Among all of the tier two medicinal pills, it was
not considered to be extremely complex. However, this kind of ‘Bone
Growing Pill’ was clearly a new kind of healing medicine specially
configured by the alchemist association. Therefore, Xiao Yan still felt
that the ‘Bone Healing Pill’ was a little foreign despite having seen
quite a number of healing medicines before.
Although there were many different kinds of healing medicines that were
mysterious and strange, all roads lead to Rome. The rough sequences used
to refine these healing medicines were very similar. It was just that the
degree of complexity was different. Moreover, this medicinal pill was not
extremely troublesome. As long as one’s real alchemist ability was not
weak, it should be possible to successfully feel around and grasp the
refining method to refine the ‘Bone Growing Pill’.
Therefore, even though the medicinal formula only gave the generic things
one must pay attention to, it should not be too difficult to refine it
successfully if one followed one’s senses…
After memorizing, in detail, all the information on the thin paper, Xiao
Yan slowly closed his eyes. A moment later, he gradually opened them and
sighed gently. Placing the thin piece of paper on the table, he turned
his head and looked around. He realized that the Little Princess and Liu
Ling had already begun to control their flame and began refining.
The flames that were being manipulated within the medicinal cauldron were
all the same dark yellow color. This was a flame that was completely
catalysed by using Dou Qi. However, Xiao Yan believed that this was not
the bottom line of the two of them. Perhaps they were all hiding their
trump cards. With their status, it was an extremely natural thing to
possess trump cards.
“Regardless of the character of these two people, their actual ability
is indeed very great…” Xiao Yan sighed gently in his heart. No matter
how he counted, he had only practiced for three years ever since he came
into contact with alchemy, On certain aspects, Xiao Yan naturally could
not catch up with Little Princess and Liu Ling, who had been groomed by
their teachers since youth. After all, no matter how talented one is, it
was impossible to catch up with over a decade of achievements of other
people in such a short time.
It was also due to this reason that Xiao Yan did not feel any blow even
though the Little Princess had already achieved a tier three alchemist
level at such an age. The other party’s talent was quite good. Adding
this to being in contact with refining skills for many years, it was not
unexpected that she had such achievements.
At this moment, over ten minutes since the start of the examination had
elapsed. During this short ten minutes, there was already red lights
flickering off and on within this huge open ground. After the red light
flickered, those alchemists who had failed could only choose to leave
with embarrassed red faces. For these alchemists who liked to follow the
rules to refine medicinal pill, this kind of examination which took a
slanted path was impossible for them…
Xiao Yan indifferently glanced at an alchemist in front of him who had
their head lowered as he walked out of the open ground with a face on the
verge of crying, Xiao Yan shook his head. He ignored him and turned his
attention completely to the refining process that was about to begin.
Xiao Yan placed the dark red cauldron properly in front of him and rubbed
his hands together. He flipped his finger and a purple colored Danwan
appeared between his fingers.
TL: Recall – Danwan – is a pill like thing but does not have any
medicinal properties. It can even be harmful upon consumption
Flicking his finger slightly, Xiao Yan directly shot the Danwan into his
mouth. He slowly chewed. A moment later, he widened his mouth and a
cluster of purple flame was spat out. It was immediately held in Xiao
“Wow. Purple colored flame?” Due to Xiao Yan being at a spot that
attracted the most attention and adding the special appearance from
before, there were countless of people from both the VIP seats and the
audience seats who were observing all of Xiao Yan’s movements during
the entire time. Seeing the bright purple flame that he had created,
waves of exclamation immediately sounded.
Although the large open ground did not lack strange and unique colored
flames, the strange method where Xiao Yan used his mouth to spit out the
flame pulled many gazes over.
“Purple colored flame?” Eyeing the cluster of purple colored flame
hovering above Xiao Yan’s palm, Fa Ma was slightly surprised.
Immediately, he laughed softly, “This little fellow really does have
Hearing this, Hai Bo Dong by the side smack his lips. After living
together with Xiao Yan for so long, he knew this fellow’s bottom line
only too clearly. This kind of purple colored flame was merely the
weakest flame among the flames that he could control. The other dark and
cold white colored flame as well as the ethereal green colored flame were
the terrifying ‘Heavenly Flames’ that even Hai Bo Dong feared.
The purple colored flame danced around lively on Xiao Yan palm like a
fairy. A moment later, Xiao Yan waved his palm gently. The purple flame
was directly shot into the fire outlet. Immediately, the turbulent Purple
Flame soared and burned within the medicinal cauldron. The temperature of
the icy cold cauldron was swiftly raised…
When the temperature within the medicinal cauldron was raised to a
certain stage, Xiao Yan placed his palm at the fire outlet. He slowly
closed his eyes and his Spiritual Strength was extended out, gradually
controlling the Purple Flame that was rising.
Due to his ability to control the Purple Flame being far less precise
than the ‘Green Lotus Core Flame’, Xiao Yan could only use his hand
to touch the medicinal cauldron in order to accurately control the Purple
Flame. If he controlled it away his hands away like the Green Flame, it
was likely that his already high failure rate would soar… Xiao Yan
really did not dare to take such a risk on this examination which only
had two chances.
Under the control of Xiao Yan Spiritual Strength, the purple colored
flame suppressed its temperature extremely obediently. It did not pose
the slightest resistance. After this continued for some time, Xiao Yan
beckoned with his palm. A medicinal ingredient on the rock table was
sucked into his hand. He gently molded it and then threw it into the
medicinal cauldron. Immediately, the Purple flame tumbled and rolled
over, swiftly wrapping around it…
Xiao Yan closed his eyes and frowned slightly. He used his Spiritual
Perception to slowly refine the medicinal ingredients. In order to refine
the medicinal pill, the medicinal ingredients must be refined to a
certain degree. Sometimes, if the purity was a little higher or lower, it
could result in the refining process failing. It was also for this reason
that an orthodox medicinal formula appeared to be extremely important.
This was because on most of the orthodox medicinal formulas, there would
be a detailed record of the degree of purity each medicinal ingredient
needed to be refined to.
Unfortunately, Xiao Yan currently did not have that precise medicinal
formula. Everything would have to rely on him using his Spiritual
Perception to slowly investigate.
A low-grade medicinal ingredients had in total consumed over ten minutes
of Xiao Yan’s time before it gradually achieved an extent that he
thought was right. At this moment, he then carefully placed the second
type of medicinal ingredient into the medicinal cauldron.
Using the brief instance when he threw in the medicinal ingredients, Xiao
Yan glanced at his two sides. He realized that the Little Princess and
Liu Ling may have appeared to have similarly serious faces, their
movements did not show the slightest sign of being flustered. Their faces
also did not display any emotion that showed that they were at a loss. It
appeared the refining process was entirely within their control.
Just as Xiao Yan withdrew his gaze, a cauldron on a rock table not far
away where the flames were raging could not suppress the increasingly
high temperature. It suddenly exploded. Following the explosion of the
cauldron, the medicinal pill that was being refined within it had also
announced its end. Therefore, the merciless red light in the mirror shone
in an eye-piercing manner.
That alchemists hair was burned until it was charred black. His face had
also completely changed as he stood there foolishly watching the
flickering red light. A long while later, he finally cursed out loud as
he descended from the platform. He clenched his teeth and walked out of
the open ground under countless gazes. As he walked passed Xiao Yan’s
front, the latter was somewhat surprised to realize that this failure was
actually a tier three alchemist from another country…
“What a pitiful fellow…” Xiao Yan laughed somewhat gloatingly in
his heart. He then threw aside this small interlude and continued to
place the medicinal ingredients carefully into the medicinal cauldron one
at a time. After which, he patiently probed for the most optimum purity
that they should be refined to. With the earlier lesson from that
failure, the current Xiao Yan had undoubtedly become more careful.
As time slowly flowed by, red lights were repeatedly flashed on the huge
open ground. One by one, green faced or crimson faced alchemists would
helplessly leave the platform and under the countless of regretful eyes
from the viewing platform, moodily left this place which caused them
sadness and anger.
While the examination this time around possessed quite great difficulty,
it must be said that many of those who had participated in the Grand
Meeting were people who possessed great skills. Other than those
competitors who had failed due to many different reasons, there was still
nearly around half the alchemists who were quietly probing the degree of
purity of the medicinal ingredients just like Xiao Yan.
After nearly half of the sand within that huge hourglass on the wall had
fell, Xiao Yan’s probing of the degree of purity of the ingredients had
finally completed. Other than having accidentally incinerated two
medicinal ingredients during the refinement process, Xiao Yan’s final
result could be considered to be quite good.
TL: Im guessing that although there are only two portions, there is room
for error so even though XY burned to ingredients, there is still enough
for a second try.
The next thing was to begin merging the different kinds of medicinal
ingredients, turning them into the real ‘Bone Growing Pill’.
This step would be even more troublesome than the refining earlier.
During this period, if Xiao Yan were to even slightly lose his
concentration, he would have to start from scratch.
Being extremely clear of the importance of this step, Xiao Yan had
already made preparations, transforming his Dou Qi into a film which
covered his ears, shielding him from the noise of the outside word.
As the noise from the outside world faded, Xiao Yan’s mind gradually
began still. He let out a mouthful of coarse air, closed his eyes once
again and swiftly picked up a jade bottle on the rock table. Inside it
was the essence of a medicinal ingredient that Xiao Yan had refined
earlier. He held the jade bottle, paused for a moment, before pouring it
all into the medicinal cauldron. Immediately following that, he swiftly
threw the other two bottles of medicinal ingredients that he had refined
into the medicinal cauldron…
Xiao Yan’s Spiritual Strength cautiously controlled the Purple Flame
and slowly grilled those medicinal ingredient powders, that would not
mix. Their special response when they merged slightly together was passed
through the Spiritual Strength within the flame and swiftly entered Xiao
Yan’s mind. After which, he would be able to use the information to
distinguish if the merging method was correct.
This kind of feedback analysis was an analyzing job that greatly exhaust
Spiritual Strength. Fortunately, Xiao Yan currently only needed to
analyze a tier two medicinal formula. If it was tier three or even tier
four, it was likely that even him, who was around a tier three alchemist
would not be able to analyze it. Even if it was a tier four or tier five
alchemist, it would basically be impossible for them to analyze. After
all, if analyzing a medicinal formula was such a simple thing, then
medicinal formulas would not be so valuable…
With a slight frown, Xiao Yan carefully sensed the merger of of medicinal
ingredients. At one instance, his expression suddenly changed slightly.
The Purple Flame writhed wildly within the medicinal cauldron and a soft
muffled sound was emitted from the medicinal ingredient. The three kinds
of medicinal ingredients that were halfway done merging had instantly
turned into dark black ashes. After the ingredients turned into ashes,
the Purple Flame rising in the medicinal cauldron was also quietly
Xiao Yan narrowed his eyes as he watched the medicinal ingredients that
had turned into ashes. He opened his mouth slightly and patted his head
in annoyance. Due to his mind being too focused, he had actually
forgotten that the Purple Flame did not have any continuous support.
Therefore, it could at most burn for an hour.
The muffled bang within the medicinal cauldron was not small. Hence, not
long after it sounded, the Little Princess and Liu Ling not far from him
turned their gazes over. When they saw that Xiao Yan’s medicinal
cauldron did not have any flame, they were all surprised. The former was
a little better, simply revealing a helpless expression. The latter’s
mouth was lifted as he gloated, giving a feeling of being asked to be
On the high platform, Fa Ma and the others were momentarily blank as they
eyed Xiao Yan whose flame had suddenly been extinguished. However, they
did not say anything and simply quietly waited. Although the flame was
extinguished and the time allocated for the examination was about to be
up, Xiao Yan should have one portion of medicinal ingredients on his
table. Therefore, he still had a chance. Of course… the precondition
was that he must hurry up. This was because there was only one third of
the sand in the huge hourglass remaining.
Xiao Yan gently inhaled a breath of somewhat hot air. He eyed those dark
black ashes within the medicinal ingredients and closed his eyes. A
moment later, he slowly opened them and suddenly smiled faintly. Although
he had failed this time around, he had grasped an approximation of the
method needed to refine this ‘Bone Growing Pill’. The next thing he
needed to do was to gracefully and easily refine it…
Xiao Yan took out another purple colored pill and placed it into his
mouth. He slowly chewed it. Using this short amount of them, he swept his
gaze around him and discovered that within the cauldrons in front Little
Princess and Liu Ling, an initial pill like shape thing was already
beginning to be agglomerated. Clearly, they should be able to form pills
not long later…
“Their speed is not bad… they really do have some clout.”
Xiao Yan lifted his eyebrows slightly. He opened his mouth and once again
spat out the purple colored flame. After which, he poured it into the
medicinal cauldron. His hands were stilled before they abruptly began to
move a moment later. As his hands danced, he poured all six small jade
bottles placed in front of him into the medicinal cauldron…
“He actually wants to merge all six medicinal ingredients together? In
this way, he would be able to save a lot of time, but if his Spiritual
Strength is not strong enough and can not control it properly, it would
be basically seeking death…” As they watched the action of Xiao Yan
below, Fa Ma, Ao Tuo, and the group of very experienced people softly
Xiao Yan’s gaze stared at the writhing flame within the cauldron. His
Spiritual Strength controlled the Purple Flame and separated all the
medicinal ingredients within it. After which, he slowly moved them closer
as he grilled them. As they grew closer, they finally began to gradually
show a tendency to merge…
The sand within the enormous hourglass swiftly scattered down.
Finally, a clear sound of the cauldon being tapped sounded in the open
Liu Ling was first to heavily tap on the cauldron. The cover on the
cauldron shot up and a round medicinal pill came flying out. After which,
he leaped and grabbed it in his hand. The pride on his face was difficult
“Clang!” With another clear sound, the Little Princess beckoned with
her delicate hand and a medicinal pill shot out from within the medicinal
“Clang, clang, clang…”
Following the two continuous sounds, it appeared that a chain reaction
had occurred within the large open ground. Numerous cauldron covers were
shot up and a few hundred, different shaped medicinal pills shot out from
medicinal cauldrons, flying to the sky. After which, their owners
excitedly caught them with their hands.
“Time is almost up…” Ao Tuo stared intently at Xiao Yan in the
center spot who still had his eyes closed. He then looked at the sand in
the hourglass that had almost completely fell. His hand abruptly
tightened. Each time this fellow took a test, he would keep people on
Within the large open ground, countless of gazes were slowly thrown to
the middle spot where Xiao Yan was at. They then eyed the sand in the
hourglass that was splashing down. All of these people wanted to know if
this young person who stood in the spot that attracted the most attention
would be able to complete the test in this round at the last minute.
The very little sand within the hourglass quietly descended. The moment
the last piece of sand came rolling down, a pitiful sounding hiss came
from the audience seats and the VIP seats.
The young man who had his eyes tightly closed suddenly opened them. His
palm patted the cauldron and its cover flew up. A round medicinal pill
flew out at the very last moment, in a dazzling manner that caused
people’s eyes to become blurred…