Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-310
“Green colored flames?”
“Heavens, he actually possesses two kinds of flame?” Eyeing the green
colored flame that was rising in Xiao Yan’s palm, waves of surprised
noises immediately erupted from the seating stands on both sides.
Although many people present were not alchemists, most of the them still
knew the basic knowledge that different flames could not be merged.
However, Xiao Yan in front of them had appeared to use reality to break
Compared to the audience on the seats around them, the alchemists on the
open ground undoubtedly felt an even greater shock. As an alchemist, they
had an even clearer understanding on how dangerous and incredible having
two types of flame appear on one’s body was compared to anyone else. It
must be known that a flame was a violent and wild thing. When two violent
and wild things came into contact, the heat they released would be
sufficient enough to incinerate their owner into a pile of ash.
Therefore, when they saw that Xiao Yan was actually able to once again
summon out a green colored flame that was even more ferocious than the
Purple Flame, shock covered all of their faces.
“Green colored flame. This fellow really still possesses a trump
card.” While she eyed the green colored flame on Xiao Yan’s hand, the
pretty eyes of Little Princess flickered as she muttered softly.
“This should be that ‘Heavenly Flame’ which he can control, right?
How unexpected. It’s actually true.” Liu Ling said with a deep voice
in his heart as he slowly inhaled the air that had become somewhat hot as
a result of the appearance of the green colored flame.
“That is.” On the front stage of the VIP seats, Fa Ma was stunned as
he watched the green colored flame which appeared a little elegant. A
long while later, he narrowed his eyes and softly said, “That is a
‘Heavenly Flame’? This little fellow actually possessed such a
“Hee hee, didn’t I tell you not to underestimate him just now. He has
so many trump cards that it would stun people.” Hai Bo Dong smiled and
said while being extremely satisfied with Fa Ma’s shocked expression.
“He’s really not someone simple. At such an age, he actually
possesses and has managed to tame this kind of thing that even Fa Ma and
Gu He covet. He really surprises people.” The appearance of the Green
Flame had similarly caused Jia Lao’s face to be astonished. As a Dou
Huang, he was naturally very clear just what kind of terrifying force
this kind of natural mysterious thing possessed. Back then, he had once
fought with a strong person who possessed a ‘Heavenly Flame’.
Although the other party’s true ability was far inferior to him, that
‘Heavenly Flame’ which had an infinite amount of power caused Jia Lao
to suffer terribly.
“Hu.” Fa Ma slowly exhaled. He turned his gaze toward the grey robed
young man and smiled as he said, “It looks like there will be some
difficulty if that fellow still wants to obtain the best results in this
round of the examination.”
“Green colored flame.” Ya Fei sighed and shook her head with her
teeth biting her red lips. She really could not understand just what kind
of things this tender young man had experienced in this short year. Why
was he able to leap forward in such a short period of time and grow to a
point where even Dou Huangs could not stop marvelling at him.
“Don’t tell me it’s because of her?” Ya Fei tilted her head
slightly, stared at Nalan Yanran by the side and muttered in her heart.
“No wonder great-grandfather attached so much importance to him. He
actually possesses such a trump card that shocks people.” Yao Ye’s
long white right leg swayed slightly. The expression on her face felt a
Nalan Yanran watched the young man who had appeared to be the focus of
attention of the entire place. The current him had undoubtedly become the
only one from the Jia Ma Empire who could contend with the mysterious
grey robed young man. Using his own strength to turn the tide. This kind
of pride was what a man, a hero should have. Nalan Yanran pursed her lips
up and thought in this manner. After which she quietly moved slightly.
The different types of gazes in the outside world did not affect Xiao Yan
in the slightest. At the moment, he was completely focused as he stared
at the medicinal cauldron. The Purple Flame within the cauldron had
already disappeared. Replacing it was that elegant green colored flame.
Xiao Yan’s hand swiftly swept across the rock table. Different kinds of
medicinal ingredients were thrown into the medicinal cauldron all at
once. However, the last medicinal ingredient on the medicinal formula,
the ‘Thick-soil Ganoderma’, was excluded from the refining. Back
then, Xiao Yan had already discovered the problem in the examination this
time around; he had focused on sensing the ingredient merger during the
refining process, and discovered the reason. The reason why so many
alchemists failed to successfully coagulate it, and form a pill was all
because the medicinal ingredient called ‘Thick-soil Ganoderma’ was
basically superfluous. It was due to this extra unnecessary medicinal
ingredient that caused the fusion to finally fail!
Calling into question a part of the medicinal formula was something that
required courage and boldness. Some of the traditional alchemists trusted
the authenticity of the medicinal formula far too much. Therefore, no
matter how they failed, they would not attribute the problem to the
medicinal formula. They would only think that they had made a mistake in
the control of their flame, or when refining the components. People who
possessed such thinking would undoubtedly fail.
Xiao Yan did not lack courage or boldness. Therefore, he had discovered
the problem with the medicinal formula. It was also due to this that he
was able to hurry and compete against that mysterious grey robed person.
The rest of the people, including Little Princess and even Liu Ling could
only be reduced to being the audience.
On the huge open ground, there were only two spots where flames were
rising. Everyone’s eyes focused on the competition ground moved to and
fro, watching these two spots. Xiao Yan and the grey robed young man
raced against time under the observation of these gazes as they refined
the few medicinal ingredients.
Xiao Yan’s hand was currently completely removed from the medicinal
cauldron. Around a foot away from the medicinal cauldron, his long ten
fingers began to roll and jump in an agile manner in front of him, as
though they were dancing. With his control ability over the ‘Green
Lotus Core Flame’, it was completely possible for Xiao Yan to reach the
stage where he could control the temperature from a distance. If one were
simply comparing who was more elegant and filled with charm, Xiao Yan
would undoubtedly be superior.
“Hurry up, hurry up.” As her gaze swept between both parties and
observed their refining speed, the Little Princess repeatedly sent urges,
within her heart, in the direction where Xiao Yan was at. As a member of
the imperial family, she naturally did not wish for a person from another
country to obtain the best result within the Jia Ma Empire’s Grand
Meeting. That would undoubtedly be giving the alchemists from the Jia Ma
Empire who were participating in this Grand Meeting a hard slap.
“That fellow’s refining speed is too fast. Although his flame is far
more inferior than Yan Xiao’s, he appears to be extremely experienced
and does not appear to even lose a second in any aspect. Compared to him,
Yan Xiao is very much disadvantaged in this aspect. It is fortunate that
he has the help of the ‘Heavenly Flame’, which results in him not
lagging behind. As long as he is just a little faster, he should be able
to surpass the other guy.” Liu Ling’s gaze stared intently at every
single action of the grey robed young man. He then watched Yan Xiao
before frowning slightly as he spoke. Although he was rather narrow
minded, he was after all a person from the Jia Ma Empire. At this
instance, he clearly knew what kind of ridicule would be directed toward
the Jia Ma Empire’s alchemists who had participated in this competition
if the grey robed young man were to obtain the best result.
Xiao Yan and the grey robed young man had undoubtedly turned into the
focus of attention of everyone at this moment.
A muffled sound from a hand tapping the rock table was emitted. The
corner of the grey robed young man’s mouth contained a cold smile as he
flipped his palm. Different colored powders or viscous liquids were shot
out of the cauldron and were poured into the neatly arranged jade bottles.
At the instance when the tapping sound grey robed young man struck the
table sounded, Xiao Yan’s palm also abruptly slammed the rock table.
Following the muffled sound, a wisp of green colored flame shot out from
within the cauldon. Xiao Yan waved his sleeves and the flame suddenly
shot into a jade bottle in front of him. When it was about to enter the
bottle, it abruptly disappeared. Clusters of different colored powders
and liquids immediately came spilling downward.
After the refinement was complete, Xiao Yan borrowed the time for which
the ingredients needed to cool to tilt his head toward the direction of
the grey robed young man and watch him.
Sensing the gaze that Xiao Yan had shot over, the grey robed young man
raised his head and gave a mocking cold smile. “Hei, you are slow. What
use is that flame being good while you aren’t?”
Xiao Yan withdrew his gaze in an expressionless manner. He did not reveal
any emotion. After being quiet for a moment, he waved his sleeve once
again. The jade bottles in front of him abruptly burst apart and the
ingredients contained within them were sucked to the midair. After which,
they were blown into the medicinal cauldron. The green flame suddenly
rose and began the final coagulating process.
At the moment before Xiao Yan began, the grey robed young man had taken
the lead and threw all the medicinal ingredients within the jade bottles
into the medicinal cauldron.
The flames within the two medicinal cauldon rose and the numerous kinds
of medicinal ingredients were slowly merged within the flame, waiting to
finally form a pill.
“What a fierce competition that races against time.” Seeing the two
people whose gaps were no more than five seconds apart, Fa Ma and the
others could not resist shaking their heads and sighing. Eliminating the
commotion caused by the grey robed young man, this contest between people
of similar strength had undoubtedly caused the heated blood of many
people in the seats at both sides to boil.
“Old Man Fa, who do you think will be the fastest to form the pill?”
Hai Bo Dong smiled and asked. At this moment, he had also stood up after
being attracted by the intense competition in the open ground.
“It’s difficult to say. Although Yan Xiao has the advantage of the
‘Heavenly Flame’, his experience seems to be far inferior to that
strange fellow due to his age. Therefore, the two offset each other. It
is really difficult to predict who will win.” Fa Ma shook his head and
“That fellow seems to be very tough.” Hearing this, Hai Bo Dong shook
his head. He muttered in his heart, “But this little fellow Yan Xiao
won’t really lose, will he? Even if his Spiritual Strength was
seriously damaged, he was after all an alchemist grandmaster who could
once refine a tier six medicinal pill. He wouldn’t decline so quickly,
On the open ground, Xiao Yan and the grey robed young man stared intently
at the writhing flames within their cauldrons. The two different colored
flames painted their faces with a green or yellow light respectively.
“Faster, faster. go for it, go for it.” The hands of the Little
Princess twisted slightly. Her gaze repeatedly swept past the two
cauldrons. Using her excellent eyesight, she was able to discover that
the medicinal pill within the two medicinal cauldrons were slowly being
“The medicinal pills are about to be formed.” As they sniffed the
faint medicinal fragrance that was emanating from the medicinal
cauldrons, Liu Ling and the others, who clearly knew what it represented,
began to feel an instant tension in their minds.
At this moment, countless people’s’ hearts were hung in their throat.
“Yan Xiao is about to succeed.”
Fa Ma’s shrivelled palm tightly held the guardrail. He frowned and
softly said, “But the other party is following closely and could
surpass Yan Xiao at any time.”
Xiao Yan tightly pursed his lips. A green colored flame was dancing
within his dark eyes. From the reflection of the flame, a round medicinal
pill was spinning rapidly as it rotated on a different axis.
“If I continue like this, I cannot close the gap between us.” Xiao
Yan narrowed his eyes. In an instant, Xiao Yan suddenly smashed his palm
heavily on the medicinal cauldron. Immediately, the medicinal pill which
had yet to complete the final stage of being kept warm, suddenly shot out
of the cauldon along with a cluster of green flame.
“Foolhardy! Although it is the last step, how can he allow the
medicinal pill to leave the cauldron in advance. Once a medicinal pill
that has just been born comes into contact with the air, the contents
within it that have yet to completely solidify might be dismantled!”
Seeing this sudden action of Xiao Yan, the guardrail that was being held
by Fa Ma abrupt cracked apart as he angrily said.
“Reckless fellow!” Seeing Xiao Yan’s action, Little Princess and
Liu Ling were similarly stunned. A moment later, they could not help but
Xiao Yan ignored the surrounding gazes. His feet pushed off the ground,
and his body shot up. He extended his hand, and grabbed the medicinal
pill that was wrapped by the green flame into his palm. The moment the
medicinal pill entered his palm, an even greater incomparably ferocious
green flame suddenly rose from within Xiao Yan’s palm. The medicinal
pill, which had yet to finish the last step of being heated, instantly
As Xiao Yan’s body descended, his finger flicked gently. His medicinal
pill turned into a ray of light as it was shot into the jade bottle.
Immediately, the green colored light roused the people’s spirit as it
took the lead in shining from the jade mirror in front of Xiao Yan.
In a remote corner of the open ground, the expression of the grey robed
young man, who originally held a cold smile, suddenly turned green. He
did not expect that Xiao Yan would actually be so crazy. If the medicinal
pill that had not yet solidified came into contact with the air, all his
earlier efforts would have instantly turned into nothingness. This kind
of bold and crazy action was merely to get rid of the person that was
competing for time with him.
With a grey face, the furious grey robed young man smashed the jade
bottle in front of him into powder with one palm. A long while later, his
expression was gloomy as he patted the medicinal cauldron. The medicinal
pill shot out and was immediately thrown into another jade bottle. At the
moment, however, a full minute had passed since Xiao Yan’s success.
The silent atmosphere on the open ground that was caused by Xiao Yan’s
insanity persisted for a full minute before overwhelmingly joyful cries
suddenly shook the entire plaza until it trembled, much like a torrent.
As he held the jade bottle, Xiao Yan slowly exhaled. He raised his head
and watched the seats on both sides that had started boiling. A faint
smile appeared on his calm face.
“Ha ha, little fellow, very good!” On the high platform, Fa Ma rubbed
his chest and let out a long breath. Although he was very angry at Xiao
Yan’s earlier action, the current Xiao Yan had indeed obtained victory
regardless of the process. Moreover, this victory was done by tossing his
opponent far behind him. Immediately, the excited Fa Ma could not help
but laugh loudly as he spoke to Xiao Yan on the open ground.
“What a crazy fellow.” Ya Fei and Yao Ye exchanged glances. In
addition to being relieved, they gave an endless bitter smile at the
gambling like character of Xiao Yan.
“Although it was insane, it was not simply being completely rash
because of his heated blood. At that moment, it was likely that he had
only dared to perform such an action because he had the confidence to do
so.” Nalan Yanran gently said with a simple smile as she watched Xiao
Yan, that calm and joyful young man, who was smiling faintly in the plaza
under countless of cheers. Although this was only the second round of the
examination, the great atmosphere that he had created had already far
surpassed the last round of the previous Grand Meetings.
“Mister Yan Xiao. Congratulations. But please refrain from performing
such an insane act in the future. If it fails…” Little Princess
cupped her hands together and spoke to Xiao Yan in an annoyed manner.
“This time around, you were indeed very outstanding. But I will also
hold nothing back in the final round.” Liu Ling shrugged his shoulders.
His current expression could be forcefully called somewhat friendly.
Xiao Yan smiled, but did not speak. He turned his head over and threw his
gaze at the gloomy faced grey robed young man. His thumb which was lifted
up was facing downward. His usual calmness and imposing manner finally
revealed an arrogance that belonged to a young man.
With a green face, the grey robed young man eyed Xiao Yan’s actions. He
coldly and darkly snorted as his lips wiggled, “Don’t be so pleased.
In the final round, we will compete once again! At that time, I will hold
Facing this threat of him, Xiao Yan unconcernedly spread his hands apart.
He withdrew his gaze and watched those alchemists who were still throwing
their gaze at him. He hesitated a little bit before quietly picking up
the remaining ‘Thick-soil Ganoderma’ on the table and carelessly
threw it aside.
Seeing Xiao Yan’s action, the surrounding alchemists were at a loss. A
little while later, some of them appeared to have understood what the
problem was. A wild joy gradually appeared on their faces as they threw a
gaze that was filled with gratitude toward Xiao Yan. After which, they
hurried to use the remaining time to begin refining.
Seeing the participants who had begun rushing to refine, the corner of
Xiao Yan’s eyes glanced at the sand in the hourglass on the opposite
wall that was about to completely fall. He shrugged his shoulders,
lowered his head and packed up the different things on his stone table.
Whether they were able to successfully refine the ‘Wind Walking Pill’
at the last moment was something that he need not worry about.
As time slowly passed by, the deafening cry of joy throughout the plaza
had also gradually weakened. After this great excitement the audience
finally had enough as they threw their gazes at the busy alchemists on
the open ground. Besides this, the gazes of many young ladies on the
gallery were sneaking glances at Xiao Yan, who had his head lowered as he
randomly cleaned up the rock table in front of him. His earlier
performance had already moved these young ladies’ passion-filled
hearts. Currently, even the ordinary face of Xiao Yan after he had
changed his appearance, had suddenly become extremely handsome in their
Half an hour later, the green light of the Little Princess and Liu Ling
were the first to light up. The two of them placed their medicinal pills
into their bottles, exchanged glances and sighed in relief.
Behind these two people, there were also more green lights flickering one
after another. However, most of the glow throughout the plaza was still
red. The open ground was overly big and the alchemists who had received
the clue from Xiao Yan were merely restricted to those lucky few
alchemists who surrounded him. Those competitors who were outside of Xiao
Yan’s sight range could only stare at the ingredients on the rock
table, feeling at a loss. Without knowing where the problem lay, they
could only continue to forcefully refine it. By adding the ‘Thick-soil
Ganoderma’, their refinements all failed in the end without any
Additionally, even if one were to exclude the reason mentioned above,
this ‘Wind Walking Pill’ was after all a tier three medicinal pill.
Therefore, there was only two to three alchemists whose abilities were
around tier two were luckily able to pass. Even some of the competitors
who had just entered the tier three level had also failed because of
Under these two somewhat harsh conditions, the number of competitors in
the Grand Meeting was being reduced at a swift pace. Perhaps there was
not even three hundred remaining out of the original thousand plus
people. Watching the situation develop, it appeared that the reduction
When the sand within the hourglass on the wall completely fell, there was
actually only a little over a hundred people still remaining on the open
ground. The rest of the people had already been completely expelled
during these two rounds.
The moment that Fa Ma’s laughter sounded in the open ground, Xiao Yan
slowly raised his head. His gaze was thrown toward the old man who was at
the spot where the VIP seats were located. Sensing Xiao Yan’s gaze, Fa
Ma revealed a friendly smile toward the spot where Xiao Yan was at.
After the time for the examination was over, the next event was to once
again conduct the test for the pills. As Xiao Yan had the help of the
‘Heavenly Flame’ this time around, it was natural that Xiao Yan’s
medicinal pill would have the most outstanding effect in this test. The
second was the grey robed young man. Following behind him was the Little
Princess, Liu Ling and the other tier three alchemists whose abilities
were quite good.
Once the test was completed, the sky had already gradually darkened. A
crescent moon slowly appeared at the edge of the sky, shining on the well
“Everyone, we will stop here for today’s Grand Meeting. All the
competitors, please have a good rest for the night. Tomorrow will be the
final round for our Grand Meeting. It is also the important round which
decides who will be the champion. Therefore, everyone should not end up
failing to appear because of various events. Otherwise, you will regret
it for life.” Fa Ma laughed clearly.
Hearing Fa Ma announcing that today’s examination had ended, everyone
in the open ground, including Xiao Yan, immediately heaved a sigh of
relief. After the two rounds of examination, everyone was indeed a little
As Xiao Yan stored the medicinal cauldron, he suddenly raised his head
and glanced around. He noticed that after Fa Ma spoke those words, the
grey robed young man packed up his things and walked out of the open
ground. Before he left, he did not forget to throw an icy cold gaze at
Xiao Yan rubbed his forehead while faintly watching the back of the grey
robed young man who was slowly walking out of the plaza. After packing
his things, he also followed the crowd of participants and squeezed out
of the place.
After exiting the plaza, Xiao Yan raised his head and inhaled a breath of
fresh, cool air. His tense mind become a little more relaxed. Xiao Yan
lowed his head and watched those people around him who were coming out
from the audience seats. He noticed some of the young ladies were staring
at him with glittering eyes and shook his head with a bitter smile. When
he was about to raise his leg and walk away, a sweet gentle voice was
suddenly transmitted from behind him, “Congratulations, Mister Yan
Xiao Yan turned his head over and eyed the large group of people that had
just come out from the passageway behind him. At the front of the group
of people was naturally Nalan Yanran, Ya Fei and Yao Ye. Behind them,
Nalan Jie and the rest were conversing with a smile.
Glancing at Nalan Yanran, whose smile was like a flower, Xiao Yan shook
his head and said, “I was merely lucky.”
During this period of time, Nalan Yanran had already gotten used to Xiao
Yan’s humility. She smiled, pulled Ya Fei and Yao Ye along as she said
to Xiao Yan, “Princess Yao Ye had said that she wishes to give a feast
to help you, Liu Ling, and Little Princess celebrate. Are you…”
Nalan Yanran’s group of three ladies could be considered to be the top
beauties within the entire capital. Now that the three of them stood
together, their beautiful figures set-off each other’s and it could be
said that they were prettier than flowers. Therefore, there were already
many young people currently at the entrance to the competition ground who
had shot their gazes over.
Hearing this, Xiao Yan was momentarily at a loss. He immediately smiled
bitterly and shook his head, apologizing, “I‘m sorry, Princess Yao
Ye, I really am far too tired tonight. There is still the final round of
the examination tomorrow. Therefore, I’m afraid I cannot find the time
to attend the banquet. My heart appreciates Princess’s intention. Good
Once he said those words, Xiao Yan faced Princess Yao Ye and cupped his
hands together. Without waiting for her reply, he turned around and
strode toward the street. After which, he squeezed into the human flow
and disappeared in front of the shocked gazes of the women he had just