Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-322
Following Xiao Yan’s soft mutter, the dark black ring on Xiao Yan’s
finger was quiet for a moment before it suddenly trembled gently a moment
later. A faint icy cold feeling began to shroud the tip of Xiao Yan’s
finger, causing the joint of his fingers to become slightly white.
The Purple Flame within the medicinal cauldron appeared to have sensed
something and it actually began to dance around uneasily. It was
fortunate, however, that there was the absolute suppression from Xiao
Yan’s Spiritual Strength. Therefore, its uneasy movement did not cause
At that moment Yan Li’s unrestrained laughter on the open ground
gradually weakened, these gazes which were thrown on the ‘Purple Heart
Barrier Breaking Pill’ were once again shot toward the direction where
Xiao Yan was at. Currently there was only him still refining on the
entire stage. The remaining alchemists had all either chosen to admit
defeat or had long since withdrawn from the competition. After all, in
front of the peak tier four medicinal pill that Yan Li had refined, they
did not have the ability to oppose fate and make a comeback with a result
that would shock everyone.
Yan Li ceased his tossing of the ‘Purple Heart Barrier Breaking Pill’
in his palm. He crossed both of his hands in front of his chest and
coldly smiled at Xiao Yan’s last struggle before his defeat a short
On the high platform, Fa Ma, whose expression was originally slightly
dark, frowned slightly. He lifted his head and looked in the direction
where Xiao Yan was at. As the highest tier alchemist of the entire place,
he could naturally be able to swiftly sense the flame changes in the area
where Xiao Yan was at.
“What has happened? Why is the flame in the cauldron beginning to show
signs of agitation and uneasiness?” Fa Ma muttered, clearly at a loss.
At that moment, his expression abruptly changed drastically. His eyes,
which were staring at the medicinal cauldron in front of Xiao Yan
suddenly shrunk. At that spot, he appeared to have vaguely seen a
somewhat white colored thing. Moreover, a coldness was actually slowly
seeping out from the medicinal cauldron.
“Cold air?” He sensed the temperature of the entire open ground had
suddenly fallen, Fa Ma’s expression changed once again. The current him
was totally confused by this sudden situation that had occurred.
“The temperature here has fallen. What a dense cold air. It can
actually affect such a vast area. Don’t tell me it is created by Old
Man Ice?” Jia Lao had unknowingly come to Fa Ma’s side and said as he
looked at Hai Bodong beside him in a strange manner.
“If I am able to spread the cold air throughout the entire place
without the both of you sensing my actions, I’m afraid that I would
have long been of the Dou Zhong class.” Hai Bodong rolled his eyes. In
his heart, he clearly knew that this cold air should be due to Xiao Yan
starting to use that thick white colored ‘Heavenly Flame’. Back then,
he had exchanged blows with this kind of flame and clearly understood the
terror of this thing. It contained an extreme heat in the extreme cold.
It was an extremely great headache when one had to handle it.
“No, that’s not it. That cold air seems to be emitted from Xiao
Yan’s medicinal cauldron.” Fa Ma shook his head and said in a deep
“What is he doing? Creating cold air when refining a pill? Isn’t he
afraid of extinguishing the flame in his cauldron? Don’t tell me that
fellow decided to break everything and give up?” Jia Lao frowned and
“No. Given his character, he would definitely not do such a silly
thing. I think that he should have another intention.” Fa Ma shook his
head. From what he knew of Xiao Yan, it was impossible for the him to
think that the latter was giving up on himself.
“Little fellow, what exactly are you doing?” Fa Ma let out a soft
sigh as he stared at the young man in the middle of the open ground.
The trembling of the dark black ring had become increasingly intense.
Following the intensity of the shaking of the ring, Xiao Yan’s
Spiritual Strength was once again out in force, ready to control the
Purple Flame’s withdrawal from the medicinal cauldron at any moment. Of
course, neither of these two flames really belonged to him. Therefore,
the changing of flames this time around would be much more difficult
compared to the last time. However, with the experience of his success
the last time and his strange condition which was so good that it could
not be better, Xiao Yan still had quite a lot of confidence in himself.
“Teacher, help pray for me.” Xiao Yan slowly exhaled. His finger,
which was slightly bent at the flame outlet, extended abruptly. His dark
black ring once again trembled. A thick white colored flame suddenly
surged forth. At this moment, the surrounding temperature around Xiao Yan
once again descended.
“Withdraw!” Xiao Yan let out a low cry in his heart. At the same time
that the thick white flame surged into the medicinal cauldron, the purple
colored flame was swiftly being lead out from the other flame outlet on
the other side in an orderly manner. After which, it slowly disappeared.
“Raise temperature.” In a lightning like manner, Xiao Yan’s Spiritual
Strength wrapped around the thick white flame which had surged into the
medicinal cauldron. His feet violently stomped on the ground and a couple
of crack lines began spreading out from there. Perspiration fell from his
forehead as though it was raining. The alchemist robe on his body was
instantly drenched. Fortunately, the workmanship of the robe was
extremely good and it was able to absorb perspiration completely absorbed
all of the perspiration on the surface of his skin. It was due to this
that Xiao Yan did not appear to be in an overly terrible state.
Under the control of his Spiritual Strength which was released entirely,
the temperature of the thick white flame began to swiftly rise. At one
point, it finally wrapped around the green colored medicinal pill under
Xiao Yan’s heavily burdened eyes.
Although Xiao Yan did his best to raise the temperature of the cluster of
‘Bone Chilling Flame’ that wrapped around the medicinal pill, the
remaining flames that were not suppressed still repeatedly emitted a cold
icy air. Fortunately Xiao Yan had already wrapped the medicinal pill
within the flame whose temperature had been raised. Therefore, the
writhing cold flame did not bring about too much trouble for Xiao Yan.
All of these, however, were merely temporary.
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As the ‘Bone Chilling Flame’ was writhing within the medicinal
cauldron, threads of white cold air seeped out from the cauldron’s
interior. Finally, it covered the medicinal cauldron until it became
“What is he doing?” The Little Princess and Liu Ling looked at the
cold air that was being spread out and then faced each other. Their faces
appeared totally lost. Since Xiao Yan had extended his finger into the
flame outlet when using the ‘Bone Chilling Flame’ and cold air came
pouring out afterwards, even the Little Princess and the others who were
a short distance from Xiao Yan still remained ignorant that a third flame
was being changed within the ordinary dark red cauldron.
“What a strange cold air. It clearly is icy cold yet why does a probe
using my Spiritual Perception tell me that it is as hot as a flame?”
Yan Li eyed the cold air and said with a frown as he held the ‘Purple
Heart Barrier Breaking Pill’ within his hand. For some unknown reason,
he began to feel uneasy at this moment.
“There’s no need to worry. I don’t believe that this fellow is able
to do something in the less than half an hour time that remains.” Yan
Li gently rubbed the purple colored medicinal pill. Currently, only this
little thing gave him a steadfast feeling.
“Buzz.” A strange sound suddenly caused Xiao Yan to be at a loss
while his gaze stared intently at the round medicinal pill within the
cluster of thick white flame.
Xiao Yan’s gaze swept over the rock table and finally paused on the
dark red medicinal cauldron. That buzzing sound was emitted from the it.
Xiao Yan frowned. Just as he was puzzled, a minute cracking sound caused
his expression to suddenly sink. He twisted his neck as his gaze paused
on the dark red cauldron. His eyes had suddenly shrunk to the size of a
He noticed that a tiny crack line had quietly began to spread from the
cauldron’s sleek exterior!
“A cauldron explosion is about to occur.” Xiao Yan’s throat moved
slightly as he eyed that tiny crack line. His mouth suddenly felt a
little dry. After the change of three different kinds of flames, this
cauldron had finally reached the limit that it could endure and was about
to blast apart. Xiao Yan, who had always neglected finding a good
cauldron had finally realized for the first time how a good medicinal
cauldron was not the type of unneeded external object to an alchemist as
he had imagined.
“This is troublesome.” Perspiration once again slowly rolled down on
his face. Xiao Yan did not expect that such a comical scene would
actually appear at the last moment.
Not long after the first cracking sound appeared, the second one followed
closely. After which, the third and fourth followed. In merely an
instant, the medicinal cauldron, which was originally in good condition,
was actually covered in tiny crack lines. Through the crack lines, Xiao
Yan could even see the dancing thick white flame within it.
As the Little Princess and the others were a close distance from Xiao
Yan, they sensed something not long after that ear-piercing cracking
sound appeared. When they saw Xiao Yan’s face which was covered in cold
sweat, everyone exclaimed. Who could imagine that this fellow would
actually cause his cauldron to reach a point where it was about to
On the high platform, the corner of Fa Ma’s mouth twitched. He had
imagined many methods in which Xiao Yan would be defeated. However, he
had never thought that Xiao Yan would fail because of a caldron
explosion, a method that caused people to be speechless.
A long while later, Fa Ma finally shook his head with bitterness. He said
softly, “Ah, it’s over. What exactly was this little fellow doing
during this last period of time? Before this, the medicinal cauldron had
to endure that high temperature. Now, there is suddenly so much cold air.
Adding this to the low quality of the cauldron, it would be surprising if
the cauldron did not explode.”
Hai Bodong frowned slightly. He was much clearer about the whole story
compared to Fa Ma. It was likely that Xiao Yan had intended to use the
thick white flame to refine the ‘Green Spirit Pill’ until it reached
the ‘Three-Line’ grade, but had accidently overlooked this little
problem. However, it was this little problem that determined who the
champion spot belonged to at such a crucial moment.
“Ha ha, your medicinal cauldron is about to blow apart. Just what can
you refine?” Yan Li was stunned as he watched the medicinal cauldron
which was covered in crack lines. After being at a loss for a moment, he
could not resist slapping the rock table as he laughed uncontrollably.
Seeing how he had lost himself, it was clear that he had received quite a
serious shock over Xiao Yan’s mysterious actions earlier.
Xiao Yan ignored the voices and gazes from the outside world. His head
was filled with perspiration as he tried his best to preserve the medical
cauldron from further damage. Unfortunately, he was an alchemist, not a
blacksmith. Therefore, even after he had put in all his effort, he could
only helplessly watch the medicinal cauldron gain increasingly large
When the crack lines on the medicinal cauldron had expanded until they
reached their limit, the rate at which the crack lines that were
spreading came to a stop. It was quiet for a moment before a turbulent
white colored cold air abruptly surged out from the crack lines of the
cauldron, completely wrapping the entire stone table within.
The moment the cold air appeared, the medicinal cauldron began to swell.
Xiao Yan’s gaze stared intently at the increasingly large medicinal
cauldron. At the instant before it exploded, he suddenly slapped a spot
at the bottom of the medicinal cauldron violently while his eyes were
crimson in color.
The medicinal cauldron which had already reached its limit finally burst
apart with a bang with this slap from Xiao Yan.
An intense explosion reverberated throughout the open ground. Countless
medicinal cauldron fragments shot in all directions, frightening the
surrounding alchemists as they hurriedly pulled back.
“Ha ha ha ha. I have already said that the champion spot is mine!”
Yan Li laughed wildly. He had finally completely relaxed as he eyed the
stone table which was covered by a white colored cold air.
On the entire open ground, only the remnant explosion sound and Yan
Li’s wild laughter could be heard. Everyone else had quietened down.
Failure by Xiao Yan was a foregone conclusion.