Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-335
Sensing the rise of strong Dou Qi on Xiao Yan’s body, astonishment
flashed across Nalan Yanran’s pupils. This young man who had endured
supercilious looks and ridicule in the Xiao clan back then was now really
As Nalan Yanran held the pale green longsword in her hand, a faint
green-colored swirling wind rolled and drifted on her body. Sharp wind
blades retracted and appeared within the swirling wind. Occasionally they
would blast out, leaving numerous scars which were neither shallow nor
deep in the tough green rock. The blades gradually moved up, pointing at
Xiao Yan from far away. Under the reflection of the sunlight, the edge of
the blades emitted dense and stern glows.
As the Dou Qi on the both of them soared, the atmosphere of the open
ground instantly flew heavy. The surroundings had once again become quiet
as all the gazes were thrown on the two people. Many of them wanted to
know just how far the useless young person back then had actually reached
after these three years of training?
In the square, Xiao Yan slowly closed his eyes and immediately exhaled a
long breath. His eyes were suddenly shot opened and a green-colored flame
flashed passed his dark black eyes. The Dou Qi on his body had once again
become much deeper at this moment.
Xiao Yan’s palm tightly held the ruler’s hilt and sensed the heavy
feeling that was repeatedly transmitted to him. He raised his eyes and
stared at the lady with a willow like figure opposite him. The two
exchanged glances in midair. Both of their gazes were somewhat
“Once the Three Year Agreement is complete, the grudges between the two
of you will be completely settled. I hope that after today, all the
disputes…” On the stone platform, Yun Leng eyed the two people who
were giving tit for a tat. He coughed softly. However, before he could
say all that he wanted to, his expression once again became ugly as he
stopped his mouth. This was because Xiao Yan, who was on the open ground,
had already ignored his words under the watch of countless of gazes. He
was the first to break the stalemate of their imposing presences. Xiao
Yan swung the heavy ruler and his body suddenly turned into a black
shadow as he violently charged at Nalan Yanran.
“Let’s fight! Nalan Yanran! It has been three years!” As the black
shadow charged, a low roar which had been suppressed for three years was
involuntarily emitted from within his throat.
Under the gaze of everyone on the open ground, the black shadow was like
an outraged Magical Beast. The Heavy Xuan Ruler gently nestled on the
ground. Along the way, it left a long trail of sparks and a deep scar on
the green rock surface.
Nalan Yanran’s expression was calm as she faced the black shadow which
charged directly at her. Her Qi Method was of the wind affinity.
Therefore, her speed and brisk agility were things that she was very good
in. Just as Xiao Yan was about to approach a distance of ten meters from
her, Nalan Yanran finally made her move. Her toes gently pressed against
the surface of the ground and her body was like a falling leaf amidst a
violent storm, drifting and evading. In the twinkle of an eye, she
interlaced with the black-colored human figure rushing over as they
passed by each other.
The moment they intersected, the longsword in Nalan Yanran’s hand slash
horizontally in an extremely natural manner. Borrowing the rushing force
from her agility, a few tiny wind blades had already taken the lead and
left the sword ahead of her, cutting toward Xiao Yan’s neck.
The swiftly charging body abruptly stopped and a huge black ruler was
lifted slightly. Following a ‘clanging’ sound and some tiny sparks,
the wind blades completely disappeared without even creating the
slightest obstruction to Xiao Yan’s attack.
After withstanding the wind blades, Xiao Yan gently lifted his eyes. His
indifferent pupils glanced at the graceful body that brushed past him.
With a wave of his hand, the Heavy Xuan Ruler carried a ferocious force
as it smashed horizontally toward Nalan Yanran’s back. The pressure
from the force caused the dress of Nalan Yanran to press tightly onto her
skin, outlining her slim narrow waist.
Sensing the whirring sound of the heavy force behind her, Nalan
Yanran’s eyebrows twitched gently. She appeared a little surprised at
the acuteness of the other party’s perception. The longsword in her
hand stabbed out violently, causing the pale green longsword to leave a
green-colored arc within the empty air. The sharp tip of the sword
appeared to pass through the obstruction in the air and with a clear
‘clang’ sound, the sword tip directly smashed into the heavy ruler.
As the two came into contact, the strong and powerful force contained on
the huge ruler caused the slender longsword to be forced to bend into an
arc which was extremely soul-stirring. The alarmingly dangerous
appearance of the sword being about to snap caused some astonishment to
surface on the faces of those Misty Cloud Sect disciples. After having
Dou Qi poured into the sword’s body, the sword was sufficiently
strengthened to receive an extremely great and heavy force. Yet, in the
very first contact, the longsword was forced to bend. From this, it could
be seen just how terrifying the force contained on the black-colored
large ruler was.
Although the longword was bent into an alarming arc, it ultimately did
not break because of this. Just as the tip of the sword was about to
press on Nalan Yanran’s arm, the latter pressed her feet gently on the
ground. The green glow on the longsword skyrocketed. The sudden energy
surge flicked the heavy ruler aside with a ‘bang’. Borrowing the
pushing force from between the two of them, Nalan Yanran soared up into
the air. Her pretty face was serious. The longsword in her hand suddenly
trembled rapidly. Immediately, it began to slowly spin. Each time the
longsword moved by a little, it would leave behind a sword shadow
afterimage that seemed substantive.
“Wind Spirit Fractal Sword?”
“It is really unexpected that Nalan shi-jie actually managed to
successfully learn a Middle Xuan class Dou technique like the ‘Wind
Spirit Fractal Sword’. She is really a source of admiration.”
TL: shi-jie – an older female of the same generation who shares the same
teacher or is from the same sect
“I heard that Nalan shi-jie has managed to reach the point of creating
five sword images after learning ‘Wind Spirit Fractal Sword’ for a
year. Ah, I have trained for nearly two years, but I can only create four
“It has only just begun yet Nalan shi-jie has actually used a Dou
Technique of this class. I think that she wants to quickly end this, no?
That fellow from the Xiao Yan is really unlucky.”
When Nalan Yanran displayed that strange Dou Technique, those Misty Cloud
Sect’s disciple below could not resist whispering privately among
themselves in their shock. Seeing their manner, it appeared that they
recognized the background of the Dou Technique that was displayed.
Moreover, this Dou Technique was likely something that was regarded as
something difficult to be proficient at. Not only these disciples, but
even a few of the ten plus white robed elders on the stone platform
nodded their heads slightly.
The heavy ruler inserted in the ground as Xiao Yan lifted his head. With
narrow eyes, he watched the energy after images that were slowly
appearing following the movement of Nalan Yanran’s longword. Relying on
his outstanding perception, he could sense that the few afterimages
contained a huge amount of energy within them.
“She is worthy of being called the junior sect leader of the Misty
Cloud Sect. She is able to use such a strong Dou Technique as she
pleases.” Xiao Yan held the hilt of the Heavy Xuan Ruler tightly in his
palm. He slowly rotated half a circle while being on the ground.
Immediately, he stomped heavily on the ground and an energy explosion
blasted from where his foot was, pulling over all the gazes on the open
Following the explosion, Xiao Yan borrowed the reflected energy from it
and his body suddenly shot violently and directly at Nalan Yanran in
midair. The green-colored Dou Qi surged forth and threads of flame
seedlings strangely twined around the ruler’s body. However, they were
hidden under the green-colored Dou Qi and one would have difficulty
discovering them if one did not perform a careful inspection.
Nalan Yanran knit her eyebrows slightly together as she glanced at Xiao
Yan who was violently shooting toward her from below. The movement of the
longsword in her hand did not stop because of this. Her feet stepped on
empty air and a pale green-colored Dou Qi spewed out from her feet.
Instantly, it formed huge sharp wind blades and viciously cut toward Xiao
Sensing the rushing wind sound of the wind blades from above his head,
Xiao Yan raised his hand and nothing happened for a second. Then, a
pushing force that shot above Xiao Yan surged from Xiao Yan’s palm. The
huge group of wind blades disappeared completely by this pushing force
before they could be anywhere near Xiao Yan.
Due to this pushing force, Xiao Yan’s charging figure had also become
slightly slower. Xiao Yan was about to once again borrow a timely force
as he prepared to block Nalan Yanran from completing her Dou Technique
when a clear cry suddenly sounded from a spot not far above him.
“Wind Spirit Fractal Sword!”
As the cry fell, the longsword in Nalan Yanran’s hand abruptly pointed
at Xiao Yan below. Her feet pressed gently on the empty air and a faint
breeze appeared under them. Borrowing this breeze, Nalan Yanran swiftly
moved backward. The five blurry energy sword after-images that were left
behind in mid air trembled slightly. One after another, they shot
violently toward Xiao Yan below.
The blurred swords made up of energy appeared to have torn space as a
pale green-colored energy arc began to spread out from the tip of the
sword. Five sword shadows that had their tips linked to the other’s hilt
much like a falling star from the sky.
With a slight frown, Xiao Yan’s palm randomly discharged a force. His
body borrowed the pushing strength of the force to retreat swiftly. The
five blurry energy swords coincidentally cut past the surface of his body
and their sharp wind caused Xiao Yan’s skin to feel a keen pain.
Nalan Yanran’s pretty figure turned half a circle in midair.
Immediately, she became like a white-colored lotus as she landed on the
ground in a light and agile manner. She suddenly waved her hand
horizontally. As she did so, the blurred energy swords which had missed
actually turned around and once again violently stabbed toward Xiao Yan
who was in midair, without any point to pivot himself.
Eyeing the blurry energy swords which had once again come to pierce him,
Xiao Yan was a little startled. Immediately, he frowned slightly as the
corner of his gaze drifted around him. Being in mid-air, he really had
difficulty avoiding the swift and sudden attacks of these blurry energy
sword this time around unless he used the Purple Cloud Wings.
“Since I cannot dodge, then I will forcefully receive it.” As this
intention fell within his heart, the green-colored Dou Qi on the heavy
ruler in his hand abruptly soared. That huge energy that was suddenly
released caused countless of people below to have astonished faces.
The green-colored flame seedlings flashed and rose. As the heavy ruler
was swung, it carried a powerful force as it viciously smashed at the
blurry energy swords in front of the shocked gazes under him.
As the two came into contact, a ferocious energy explosion sounded in the
empty space above the open ground. The intense green light caused some
people to involuntarily shut their eyes.
Nalan Yanran quietly stood in the same spot while she raised her head to
watch the sky. The piercing green light did not appear to be much of an
obstacle for her as her bright pupils stared at the spot where the
explosion occurred. She understood only too clearly just what kind of
power the ‘Wind Spirit Fractal Sword’ possessed. The blow earlier was
something that even a seven star Dou Shi would have great difficulty
completely withstanding. If Xiao yan was able to resist this strike,
Nalan Yanran would also be able to roughly estimate just what extent he
had reached during these three years.
The green light was gradually being reduced in the sky. A black-colored
shadow abruptly shot explosively toward Nalan Yanran who was standing on
the ground. A powerful sound of wind compressing caused one’s eardrums
to feel pain.
The speed of the black-colored shadow’s violent attack caused Nalan
Yanran’s pretty face to change a little. Her toes pressed on the ground
as she instantly pulled back nearly ten meters with her body appearing as
though it was gliding over the ground.
“Bang!” The black-colored shadow violently landed on the ground and
heavily smashed at the spot where Nalan Yanran had landed earlier.
Immediately, an intense sound reverberated throughout the square. Rock
fragments flew around and numerous crack lines began spreading around the
spot permeated with dust.
Nalan Yanran’s retreating body slowly came to a stop. She faintly eyed
the spot which was pervaded with dust. With such an attack speed, it was
not quite possible for it to pose much of a threat to someone like her
who trained in a wind affinity Qi Method.
Nalan Yanran gently waved her spacious large sleeves. A breeze appeared
out of nowhere and blew over the square, lifting off the dust around. The
moment before the dust was lifted, Nalan Yanran’s eyes shrunk slightly.
The Dou Qi all over her body abruptly skyrocketed. At the same time, her
body swiftly retreated, she repeatedly swung the longsword in her hand.
Numerous sharp sword fragments appeared on the route which she used to
“Chi.” At the very moment when Nalan Yanran was pulling back, a black
figure from within the dust once again shot explosively forward. This
time around, the speed appeared to have instantly become many times
higher than what it was earlier. The terrifying speed caused the black
shadow to appear as though it were flickering. A few illusionary shadows
surfaced before he approached Nalan Yanran. The wind blade blockade which
she had placed earlier was completely shattered by the former in the most
“Quite a good speed, but how can it suddenly increase by this much?”
A seriousness and some uncertainty surfaced on her pretty face as Nalan
Yanran mumbled quietly within her heart. Her eyes glanced at the black
shadow which appeared formidable as it charged over. She was just
thinking of taking offensive measures when a cold feeling suddenly rushed
out from her skin. She suddenly turned her head. A black shadow had
appeared behind her just like a ghost.
The black shadow raised its head, revealing Xiao Yan’s indifferent
face. The current him had his hands tightly clenched into fists. The huge
black-colored Heavy Xuan Ruler had already completely disappeared. His
fist borrowed the force from his half-rotated body as it viciously
smashed at Nalan Yanran’s back while carrying a terrifying force. The
space where the fist passed by actually emitted an ear-piercing energy
explosion. This blow was actually this strong.
A low roar sounded within Xiao Yan’s heart. The force contained in the
fist once again soared. Finally, it smashed solidly on Nalan Yanran’s
back in front of those stunned gazes of the Misty Cloud Sect’s
disciples around them.
The terrifying force directly caused Nalan Yanran’s pretty body to be
thrown into midair like a kite whose strings had been cut off. She was
like a weak flower that was being scraped away by a violent wind.
Xiao Yan slowly exhaled. He gradually spread his fist and beckoned with
his hand. The black shadow which had shot toward Nalan Yanran a moment
ago flew over. Immediately, it was inserted heavily into the green rock
surface in front of him. The large shadow which had attracted Nalan
Yanran’s attention earlier was actually this Heavy Xuan Ruler.
“Nalan shi-jie has been defeated?”
Countless of stunned gazes eyed Nalan Yanran who fell from midair like a
butterfly which had lost its wings. Their faces were filled with
disbelief. This junior sect leader of the Misty Cloud Sect had actually
been so easily defeated?
On the stone platform, Yun Leng and the other elders merely calmly
watched Nalan Yanran who was slowly descending. If one thought that she
would lose so easily, one would have really underestimated the training
of the Misty Cloud Sect.