Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-327
Xiao Yan slowly walked out of the Alchemist Association under the
numerous gazes that all contained various meanings to them. He stood at
the main entrance and watched the sky which was gradually becoming dark.
His mind was a little blank as he did so. With the end of the Grand
Meeting, his entire body had suddenly felt much more relaxed. Only
without the pressure to absolutely take the champion spot could he truly
sigh in relief.
“Ah, this thing really consumes too much of one’s spirit…” Xiao
Yan laughed bitterly. If it were not for Queen Medusa saying that
sentence back then, Xiao Yan would not be willing to desperately perform
such tiring work and participate in this Grand Meeting.
As he recalled Queen Medusa’s warning, Xiao Yan’s palm could not help
but quietly touch the Seven Colored Heaven Swallowing Python that was
twined around his arm while it was fast asleep. He did not know if it was
because of Queen Medusa growing increasingly stronger, but the current
python frequently descended into a deep slumber. Occasionally, while Xiao
Yan was training, his keen senses would occasionally sense that there
were two spirits which were suppressing and fighting with each other
within that small body.
“Ah, there’s trouble everywhere…” Xiao Yan sighed softly. Without
having the ability to help the Seven Colored Heaven Swallowing Python,
Xiao Yan could only watch them fight. Although the final victor in this
battle would definitely be Queen Medusa, the Seven Colored Heaven
Swallowing Python at least helped Xiao Yan obtain the right to be able to
discuss terms with Queen Medusa.
Seeing that Queen Medusa had suddenly spoke the last time, it was likely
that this ‘Thawing Spirit Pill’ was extremely important to her.
Although the medicinal formula was currently already in his hands, she
must still rely on Xiao Yan if she wanted to have the medicinal pill
refined. Therefore, the current him need not worry about getting killed
if Queen Medusa was to awaken one day.
Xiao Yan inhaled a breath of somewhat cold, moist air. He threw those
chaotic thoughts out of his mind and paused slightly on the street. After
which, he lifted his head and walked in the direction where the Nalan
clan was at. Today was the last time that he would need to expel the
poison from Nalan Jie. If everything went smoothly, he would get his
hands on the ‘Seven Magical Green Spirit Saliva’ tonight. When that
time came, he would try and see if he could awaken Yao Lao by using it…
If he could wake Yao Lao up, he would have the safest protection on his
journey to the Misty Cloud Sect this time around. If he failed to wake
Yao Lao up, then… he could only toughen his skin and head up there.
Since he had already come this far in his journey, Xiao Yan would not
choose to give up regardless of what happened.
“Tomorrow will be the last idle day… if possible… ah,
unfortunately, this thing also had some chances of a backlash occurring.
Having successfully refined three lines on the medicinal pill, the
backlash is much larger on a Dou Shi class… If my strength unluckily
falls at this moment in time, it would really cause me to be
depressed…” Xiao Yan pressed his lips slightly together. His finger
gently rubbed his storage ring. Within it, there was the ‘Three-Line
Green Spirit Pill’ that had been refined for less than half a day.
Although Xiao Yan could not sense the actual strength of Nalan Yanran, it
was likely that her strength would not be weaker than Mu Zhan from the
sharp and imposing manner when she attacked the other night. She might
even surpass him…
Mu Zhan was already a nine star Dou Shi. If Nalan Yanran surpassed him,
then she should be around the Da Dou Shi class.
“Three years ago, she was merely a three star Dou Zhe. During this less
than three year period of time she had actually advance to the Da Dou Shi
class? Unless I have made a mistake in my judgement, it was likely that
she consumed some sort of medicinal pill that could directly raise her
strength during these three years. With the Misty Cloud Sect’s abundant
wealth and the help of Pill-King Gu He, it was not impossible to refine
such medicinal pills even though they are extremely rare. Otherwise, even
if her talent was outstanding, it was impossible for her to become
stronger so much faster than me…” Xiao Yan lowered his head and mused.
“Teacher’s ability may be great and unfathomable, but those medicinal
pills requires various rare medicinal ingredients in order to be refined.
With my ability, there are many things that I cannot get my hands on.
Without sufficient medicinal ingredients, Teacher would not be able to
refine the medicinal pills regardless of how great his ability was…
Therefore, he had been using and refining those catalytic type medicinal
pill during these few years. For example, liquids that could stimulate
the body’s potential when applied on it despite bringing about extreme
pain… However, Teacher had never made medicinal pills like those which
could directly raise one’s strength.”
Summarizing all of the conditions of the both of them, Xiao Yan quietly
felt a little relief even though Nalan Yanran strength had improved by
leaps and bounds.
“Ah, we will see how it is when that time comes. If I can wake Teacher,
I would not need to take the risk and consume that ‘Three-Line Green
Spirit Pill’. If I fail to wake him up…” Xiao Yan sighed before
mumbling: “Then I can only take the risk and give it a try. I have
already prepared for three years just for this day. I cannot allow any
blemishes which can result in my failure…”
Xiao Yan shook his head and temporary suppressed these somewhat
irritating thoughts. He raised his head and glanced around. The Nalan
clan’s manor was already partially visible at the edge of his vision.
Xiao Yan slowly came to the entrance of the Nalan clan. After coming over
daily to help Nalan Jie expel the poison during these few days, Xiao Yan
had already become a frequent guest in this place. Therefore, the two
guards at the front entrance did not act in an inexperienced manner and
step forward to stop him. Instead, they humbly smiled at him, raised
their hands and respectfully led him in.
Xiao Yan followed the small gravel path and slowly walked for a distance.
After which, he arrived at the hall only to see that Nalan Jie was
already waiting for him. When Nalan Jie saw the former, he smiled as he
stood up, cupped his hands together and said, “Congratulations. The
current you can be considered the man of the moment in the capital.
There’s no one who does not know you.”
Xiao Yan smiled and swept his gaze over his surroundings. However, he was
a little surprised to discover that Nalan Yanran who had always been
around was nowhere to be found.
“Ke ke, Nalan Yanran has returned to the sect. There was someone from
the sect here today to urge her to return.” Nalan Jie appeared to
understand Xiao Yan’s uncertainty as he explained with a smile.
“Oh.” On the surface, Xiao Yan smiled and nodded. However, a cold
smile appeared in his heart, “The Three Year Agreement is approaching.
She naturally has to return…”
“Grandfather Nalan, let’s begin today’s poison extraction session.
This is the last time. After tonight, the ‘Searing Poison’ will have
completely left your body.”
“Ke ke. That’s good. Thanks, young friend Yan Xiao. In the future, if
there is anything that you need help with, you can just come to our Nalan
clan. As long as I am in charge, I will definitely not reject you.”
Nalan Jie said with gratitude.
“Each of us is just getting what we need.” Xiao Yan smiled and shook
his head. He followed behind Nalan Jie as they walked into a room by the
side. After which, they began this last poison expelling session…
The last poison expelling session was so easy that it was a little beyond
Xiao Yan’s expectations. Of course, he clearly understood that this was
because of his Spiritual Strength soaring during the Grand Meeting.
Having experienced that kind of test, he had undoubtedly become much more
capable in his control of the ‘Green Lotus Core Flame’.
Xiao Yan wiped off a drop of cold sweat from his face. His finger was
removed from Nalan Jie’s back as he eyed the latter’s face which had
suddenly become much more rosy. He nodded and said, “Congratulations.
The ‘Searing Poison’ has completely been removed from your body…”
As he said these words, Xiao Yan’s mouth contained a little bitterness.
The ‘Searing Poison’ had indeed left Nalan Jie’s body, but it ended
up running into his own body.
“Hu…” Nalan Jie released a long breath of turbid air. The turbid
air this time around no longer had the black colored content it did in
the past. It really appeared to be as Xiao Yan had said. That ‘Searing
Poison’ has indeed been completely removed.”
“I cannot thank such great kindness with mere words or deeds. The old
me knows that young friend Yan Xiao is here because of that ‘Seven
Magical Green Spirit Saliva’, but my life cannot be compared to that
plant. I, Nalan Jie, promise you that if there is ever an opportunity in
the future, I will not hesitate to repay your kindness!” Nalan Jie
stood up and spoke to Xiao Yan in a deep voice. From his manner, it
appeared that he was extremely serious.
Xiao Yan smiled but was non-committal.
“*Clap, clap*!” Nalan Jie suddenly clapped his hands. A moment later,
the room’s door which was tightly shut, was pushed open. A female
servant carried a jade flower pot which contained a plant as she walked
When this plant appeared, a strange scent which calmed people’s spirit
immediately spread throughout the entire room.
Xiao Yan sniffed the strange fragrance as his gaze instantly paused on
the plant on her hand. This plant was completely green in color,
appearing as if it was carved out from top quality green jade. On the top
of the plant, a flower which possessed seven different colors was slowly
blooming. As it did so, Xiao Yan was somewhat astonished to realize that
the seven colors were actually gradually changing, giving it an extremely
“Young friend Yan Xiao, this is the ‘Seven Magical Green Spirit
Saliva’. It is said that if an alchemist were to use a flame to refine
it into liquid, it would enable exhausted spirits to recover swiftly.
Back then, I had spent quite a lot of effort in order to get hold of it.
The reason for me getting that ‘Searing Poison’ was also because of
picking this thing…” Nalan Jie laughed.
Xiao Yan resisted the excitement in his heart and nodded slightly. He
licked his lips and did not allow himself to get carried away.
“Ke ke, young friend Yan Xiao, since you have already completely cured
me, this thing now belongs to you.” Although Xiao Yan controlled
himself very well, he could not deceive a cunning old fox like Nalan Jie
as the latter smiled as he spoke.
“Thank you very much.” Xiao Yan cupped his hands together gratefully
at Nalan Jie. He did not resist any longer. Taking two steps forward, he
received it from the female servant’s hand. His gaze moved up and down
as it watched the plant excitedly.
“Although this ‘Seven Magical Green Spirit Saliva’ can be stored in
the storage ring, you must let it receive an hour of sunlight everyday.
Otherwise, it will automatically wither. You must remember this.” Nalan
“Yes.” Hearing this, Xiao Yan nodded his head. Only then did he dare
to store the ‘Seven Magical Green Spirit Saliva’ in his storage ring.
He turned around and spoke to Nalan Jie: “Grandfather Nalan, there are
still some things that I am rushing to complete today. Since I have
already finished what I need to do here, I will bid you farewell.”
“Ah? So soon?” Nalan Jie was at a loss. He wanted to persuade Xiao
Yan to stay, but seeing the urgentness on Xiao Yan’s forehead, he could
only swallow those words to retain him. With a smile, he said, “If
there is anything you need help with in the future, you can come and find
“Haha, I will.” As he smiled, Xiao Yan, who was in a hurry to wake
Yao Lao, cupped his hands while facing Nalan Jie. After which, he turned
around and hurriedly walked out of the room.
Within the room, Nalan Jie watched Xiao Yan who was burning with
impatience, and could only helplessly shake his head. He had planned to
invite the other person for dinner to lay a solid foundation for their