Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-324
Other than Xiao Yan’s somewhat weak yet bright laughter, the entire
huge open ground did not have any other noise. Anyone who had heard of
the name ‘Three-Line Green Spirit Pill’ stared at the young man in
the competition ground with stunned expressions. Who would have expected
that this young man with such an ordinary appearance was actually able to
rely on his own ability and at the very last moment, snatch back the
champion spot which was about to fall into another country’s hands.
“Heavens. He was actually refining the ‘Three-Line Green Spirit
Pill’. No wonder he needed to change the flame a few times.” The
Little Princess involuntarily covered her mouth with her delicate hand.
Her voice was filled with a shock that was difficult to hide. As an
alchemist, she had a clearer understanding than the audience about just
how terrifyingly difficult it was to refine and how terribly high the
chances of failure were.
“This fellow was actually hiding a third type of flame?” The corner
of Liu Ling’s mouth twitched. His eyes were filled with an astonishment
that was difficult to hide. In order to refine a ‘Three-Line Green
Spirit Pill’, one needed three different types of flames. However, the
flames which Xiao Yan had used earlier were merely the green colored and
purple colored flame. Clearly, the latter had hid his ability until the
very last moment.
Since the situation had suddenly taken a dramatic turn and arrived at
this moment, Little Princess and the others clearly knew that if the
medicinal pill in Xiao Yan’s hand was really a ‘Three-Line Green
Spirit Pill’, the champion of the Grand Meeting this time around would
definitely steadily land in his hand. Although the ‘Purple Heart
Barrier Breaking Pill’ could be consumed twice, the intense attraction
of ‘Three-Line Green Spirit Pill’ which could leap three stars
forward was enough to cause anyone to be willing to take the risk!
If a ‘Two-Line Green Spirit Pill’ was to be compared to the ‘Purple
Heart Barrier Breaking Pill’, it was likely that many people would
choose the latter as the price they had to pay for both were the
different despite a similar ability to elevate one’s strength. However,
if the former was changed to a ‘Three-Line Green Spirit Pill’, the
result would be entirely different. This was because the attraction of
being able to leap three stars forward would cause many people to take
the risk and give it a try.
Although there was merely a difference of raising a person’s strength
by one star between the two pills, it should be known that the
‘Three-Line Green Spirit Pill’ was also useful to a Dou Ling. On the
other hand, the ‘Purple Heart Barrier Breaking Pill’ was merely
useful to a Da Dou Shi. On this point, the latter was already much
inferior to the ‘Three-Line Green Spirit Pill’. Therefore, the
‘Three-Line Green Spirit Pill’ would undoubtedly obtain victory when
comparing between the two types of medicinal pill!
Hence, Xiao Yan would be the final victor and the champion this time
On the high platform, Fa Ma had shrunk his eyes. However, anyone could
see that a smile that was difficult to hide had appeared within those
eyes which were usually filled with indifferentness. Fa Ma let out a
hearty laugh and once again swept his eyes over the entire open ground.
He stared at the pale faced Yan Li, who was seated with his butt on the
ground. With laugh, he said, “I think that everyone should have heard
of both the ‘Three-Line Green Spirit Pill’ and the ‘Purple Heart
Barrier Breaking Pill’. In that case, I don’t think that I need to
say anything regarding which of them is the more outstanding, do I?”
“Ke ke, since it’s like this, then I will announce that the champion
of the Jia Ma Empire’s Alchemist Grand Meeting this season is…”
“Wait a moment!” As he heard the voice sounding by his ears, the pale
faced Yan Li suddenly lifted his head and cried out sharply.
As he was being interrupted, Fa Ma frowned slightly and stared at the
pale faced and red eyed Yan Li. In a cold voice, he said, “Do you have
“I don’t believe that he has really refined a true ‘Three-Line
Green Spirit Pill. I want to personally check it!” Yan Li pointed his
finger at Xiao Yan and shouted.
“I’m sorry, according to the rules of the Grand Meeting, you do not
have the right to check the medicinal pill that another competitor has
refined.” Fa Ma shook his head and said blandly.
“Hei, what if he took out another medicinal pill whose appearance was
similar to a ‘Three-Line Green Spirit Pill’ and made up the numbers?
Don’t tell me that you would still allow him to be the champion? Humph,
looks like you are making things difficult because I am not a citizen of
the Jia Ma Empire. However, there are many people in this plaza today. I
think that not long later, the news of you, the Jia Ma Empire’s
Alchemist Association, abused your right as the organizer to prevent the
examination of the medicinal pill, will spread to the entire continent.
When that time comes…” Yan Li coldly laughed.
Just as Yan Li’s words fell, many people on the audience seats around
the place began to whisper privately among themselves. According to
common sense, this request of Yan Li was not too much to meet.
TL: Now imagine if the Alchemist Association forced Yan Li to eat a pill
to transform into a middle aged man
Hearing the private conversations being transmitted from the
surroundings, Fa Ma expression sunk. He did not expect that Yan Li was
still this recalcitrant even at this moment.
“Once the Grand Meeting is over, it will be best if I can find a chance
to… once he leaves the capital.” Both of Jia Lao’s hands were
inserted in his sleeves as he softly muttered.
“If he is able to leave the Jia Ma Empire alive, I don’t need to
continue being this chairman.” Fa Ma’s lips moved slightly. His soft
voice was filled with a thick cold killing intent that was difficult to
hide. It appeared that Fa Ma was truly angered by Yan Li in order for the
usually good natured him to reveal his anger. “What do we do now? Do we
really let him examine it? What if Xiao Yan’s medicinal pill really
does have some problems? Although the chances of this are very small, the
current situation doesn’t allow even the slightest mistake to
happen.” Jia Lao hesitatingly asked.
Fa Ma was silent. Although he had some confidence in Xiao Yan, it was
difficult for anyone to be certain that the interior of the medicinal
pill did not suffer much damage from the medicinal cauldron explosion a
“Chairman Fa Ma, since he needs to examine it, why don’t you let him
do so? Otherwise, it would appear that we are guilty.” Xiao Yan
suddenly raised his head and smiled at the Fa Ma’s group who were full
Hearing Xiao Yan’s words, Fa Ma was at a lost. He eyed the smiling face
and mused for a moment. Finally, he helplessly spoke, “Alright. Then we
will examine it. However, the person doing the examination cannot be Yan
Li himself. According to the rules of the Grand Meeting, a competitor
does not have the right or authority to examine the result of other
“According to the procedure, a few elders in the association will be
chosen. Of course, it would naturally be inappropriate for the people
doing the examination to be made up of entirely members of the
association. Therefore, we will also choose a few renowned grandmasters
who are independant alchemists within the Jia Ma Empire and allow them to
come together and examine the results of the pill refinement. Everyone,
this should be sufficient to gain your trust, no?”
Hearing this, Yan Li’s expression became gloomier. Although he wanted
to say something again, he forcefully controlled himself. The current him
only managed to cause Fa Ma to send people to create an examination group
because he had borrowed the audience to exert pressure. However, if he
were to continue making things difficult, the surrounding audience would
also likely be able to see through his tricks. When that time came and
everyone was roused into action, the one who suffer would be himself.
“I don’t believe that your medicinal pill did not suffer the
slightest bit of damage after experiencing a medicinal cauldron
explosion!” Yan Li clenched his teeth and ferociously stared at Xiao
Yan a short distance away. His manner was like a desperate hungry wolf.
Not long after the rules for the examination were decided, an inspection
team consisting of seven people descended from the high platform. Most of
these seven people were alchemist grandmasters who had quite a great
reputation in the Jia Ma Empire. They were basically around tier four.
Therefore, there were hardly any objections to them becoming the
Under the observation from a countless number of gazes, the seven people
slowly walked closer to the open ground. Xiao Yan swept his gaze over
them and was somewhat stunned to discover that the one leading the group
was actually Ao Tuo.
The inspecting group first came to Yan Li’s side. They took the
‘’Purple Heart Barrier Breaking Pill’ from his hand. After which,
they formed a circle and used their Spiritual Perception to probe the
medicinal pill tier and to check if there were any defects.
After the inspection persisted for nearly five minutes, Ao Tuo took back
the medicinal pill and threw it back to Yan Li. He then raised his head
and said faintly toward the seats on both sides, “The ‘Purple Heart
Barrier Breaking Pill’ was successful refined and there were no
“Humph. Do you still need to say such unnecessary things? Hurry up and
go and examine that fellow’s ‘Three-Line Green Spirit Pill’!” Yan
Li held the medicinal pill as he urged in an impatient manner.
Ao Tuo coldly stared at him. The corner of his eyes drifted passed the
‘Purple Heart Barrier Breaking Pill’ that Yan Li held in his hand. A
strange arc that no one could detect was suddenly formed from pulling at
the corner of his mouth.
After completely examining Yan Li’s medicinal pill, Ao Tuo and the
others checked all the medicinal pills that had been refined by the
competitors who were willing to take them out. This included Little
Princess and Liu Ling. Other than the color of their medicinal pill being
not very pure, there was not too much of a problem with them.
Once they had checked the medicinal pill of the Little Princess, the
inspection team finally came to the front of Xiao Yan’s table in front
of tens of thousands pairs of eyes.
Xiao Yan gave Ao Tuo a smile and handed over the ‘Three-Line Green
Spirit Pill’ that was in his hand. Ao Tuo received it with both hands
and softly said, “Very good little fellow. You have done well.”
After receiving the medicinal pill, Ao Tuo’s seven man team once again
formed a small circle. Under everyone’s gazes they took turns to
carefully examine it. The expressions on their faces appeared somewhat
“Old Mo, why don’t you announce the result this time around.” After
the medicinal pill was passed once around, it once again returned to Ao
Tuo’s hand. Ao Tuo suddenly smiled and spoke to an old man whose head
was snow white.
This old man who was addressed as Old Mo did not belong to the alchemist
association, but his reputation in the Jia Ma Empire was quite great.
This was because he was coincidentally the champion of one of the
previous Alchemist Grand Meetings.
“Ah, it is impossible not to admire him. After seeing so many Grand
Meetings, this season’s Grand Meeting is the most soul-stirring one.”
The white haired old man sighed and shook his head. He suddenly turned
toward the audience seats behind him. After being silent for a moment, he
finally laughed faintly, “The examination has been completed. Although
it is a little embarrassing saying this, I don’t mind doing so. This
‘Three-Line Green Spirit Pill’ that young friend Yan Xiao has refined
has reached a perfection that even I cannot achieve.”
“Although this little fellow is still young, his potential is
limitless. I think that surpassing Gu He in the future is entirely within
This sudden unexpected evaluation from the white haired old man directly
caused the entire open ground to instantly become totally silent.
Everyone’s faces were astonished as they eyed Xiao Yan whose face was
similarly shocked because of the old man’s evaluation. Pill-King Gu
He’s position within the Jia Ma Empire was nearly at the peak. In the
eyes of countless fledgling alchemists, he was like a huge mountain that
However, at this moment, in front of tens of thousands of people, the old
man had actually seriously announced that a young man who was only around
twenty would surpass this huge mountain that was difficult to climb!
Regardless of what the reason was, the name ‘Yan Xiao’ would from
this moment forth, shake the whole Jia Ma Empire!