Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-336
All the gazes on the open ground paused on the slowly descending Nalan
Yanran. All of their expressions were different as they did so.
“This fellow seems to be quite good.” On top of a huge tree, Jia Xing
Tian smiled as he stared at Xiao Yan. Immediately, he shook his head and
said, “Unfortunately, the attack this time round did not cause much
damage to Nalan Yanran even though it appeared ferocious. The ‘Flying
Floc’ agility Dou Technique does indeed live up to its name.”
“Ah.” Fa Ma by the side nodded slightly. His gaze stared at the
falling Nalan Yanran and softly laughed, “The girl from the Nalan clan
is not weak either. It looks like Yun Yun has really tried her best to
groom that girl during these three years.”
Hai Bodong frowned slightly. He stared at Nalan Yanran and his eyebrows
abruptly twitched a moment later. “The energy within her body is
swiftly increasing. Additionally, it faintly has the sign of having
broken the limit of a Dou Shi. Tsk tsk. What a profound method of hiding
her strength. Even I did not discover it. The secret technique of the
Misty Cloud Sect is indeed extraordinary.”
Jia Xing Tian and Fa Ma smiled. Regardless of how one put it, the
training that Nalan Yanran received as the next Misty Cloud Sect’s sect
leader was naturally not something that an ordinary Misty Cloud Sect
disciple could compare with. Moreover, the Misty Cloud Sect also had
Pill-King Gu He’s help. Adding all these to Nalan Yanran’s strong
foundation, it was not considered ridiculous for her to reach the Da Dou
Shi class at this age.
“Looks like the fight this time around is going to be somewhat intense.
That little fellow from the Xiao clan is also not someone ordinary. In
addition, the huge black ruler in his hand is also a little strange.”
Fa Ma stared at the Heavy Xuan Ruler in Xiao Yan’s hand as he spoke.
“Seeing the airflow which he creates when his feet land on the ground,
that ruler seems to have some weight. Have the both of you realized that
after the ruler leaves his hand, not only did his speed increase, but
even the eruption and density of his Dou Qi had instantly become much
stronger.” Jia Xing Tian was worthy of being a strong person who even
Hai Bodong feared. Even the slight movement when Xiao Yan landed on the
ground was actually observed by him to such a detail.
“Yes.” Hearing Jia Xing Tian words, Fa Ma nodded slightly. It
appeared that he had also sensed these changes.
“From the looks of things now, this competition will be a hard-fought
one. But what causes me to be curious is what exactly does this little
fellow rely on? He is actually able to escape from the reputation of
being a useless person three years ago and catch up with the progress of
Nalan Yanran, who has received the Misty Cloud Sect’s training, with
such swiftness.” Jia Xing Tian was uncertain as he softly said.
“I don’t know. Our Alchemist Association has never met him so we have
never investigated him.” Fa Ma shook his head. His gaze glanced at the
open ground and suddenly said, “That girl from the Nalan clan is about
to use her true strength.”
The slowly falling Nalan Yanran strangely floated in the air just as she
was around half a meter from the ground. She gently waved her hand and
her body flipped in the air. After which, she landed on the hard green
rock surface in a light and agile manner.
Eyeing Nalan Yanran, who was actually unhurt after landing on the ground,
a sigh of relief involuntarily sounded throughout the square.
Nalan Yanran’s pretty eyes were serious. She eyed Xiao Yan on the
opposite side whose expression was still calm. In a soft voice, she said,
“You have really surprised me. No matter what, I, at the very least,
believe that you are no longer that useless young master of the Xiao clan
from back then.”
Xiao Yan did not give any reply to the somewhat lamenting words of Nalan
Yanran. He merely lifted his eyes and glanced indifferently at her. As he
sensed the slowly soaring pale-green-colored energy within Nalan Yanran,
he softly mumbled in his heart, “Is she finally about to display her
“I do not want to say anything more about all that happened back
then.” Nalan Yanran slowly raised her hand. The green glow above the
pale-green-colored longsword became increasingly dense as her gaze stared
at Xiao Yan. “But the current me represents the Misty Cloud Sect. I
will not hold anything back for its reputation.”
As Nalan Yanran’s voice slowly fell, the robe on her body and her black
hair on her head suddenly moved despite the absence of wind. A forceful
presence gradually rose from within her body. The extent of the strength
of the imposing presence caused the surrounding Misty Cloud Sect’s
disciples to widen their mouths in shock. Numerous soft cries
involuntarily sounded, “This Qi… has Nalan shi-jie advanced to a Da
Seeing the expressions of the Misty Cloud Sect disciples around, it
appeared that even they were uncertain about Nalan Yanran’s actual
“It is really unexpected that niece Nalan has already reached the Da
Dou Shi class at such an age. She is really quite admirable.” Mu Chen
turned his head and said with a smile to Nalan Jie after eyeing Nalan
Yanran who was emitting a powerful force. His laughter contained some
envy. Although Mu Zhan was currently a nine star Dou Shi and appeared to
be merely half a step away from a Da Dou Shi, Mu Chen knew that this half
a step was something that was extremely difficult to cross if one did not
have sufficient luck.
“Nephew Mu Zhan is also not weak.” Nalan Jie smiled and gave a polite
response. The strength that Nalan Yanran suddenly displayed also caused
him to sigh in relief. Regardless of how one put it, Nalan Yanran was
ultimately a member of the Nalan clan. If she were to lose this
competition today, not only would the Misty Cloud Sect lose face, but the
Nalan clan would also feel ashamed. Moreover, Nalan Yanran had even
impulsively said that if she lost, she would become his slave when she
made the agreement back then. When he thought of the eldest young lady of
the Nalan clan and the future successor of the Misty Cloud Sect becoming
someone else’s female servant, there was some indication of ugliness on
Nalan Jie’s old face.
“This girl.” As he slowly released his breath, Nalan Jie eyed Xiao
Yan who was calmly watching Nalan Yanran. He softly said, “Ah, nephew
Xiao, I am really sorry. This competition has far too many complications
for Nalan Yanran. I’m afraid that we can only wrong you. In the future,
I will order the Nalan clan to compensate the Xiao clan.”
Hearing his confident words, it appeared that he was not optimistic of
Xiao Yan being able to win this competition. However, one could not blame
him. Xiao Yan’s current age was not even twenty. Regardless of how
outstanding his training talent was, the difficulty of reaching the Da
Dou Shi class at his age was extremely great. After all, he did not have
the support of a huge faction like the Misty Cloud Sect behind him.
Of course, this was indeed so under normal circumstances. Were it not for
the ‘Three-Lines Green Spirit Pill’, Xiao Yan would really only be
lingering below that of a Da Dou Shi. Unfortunately, the situation Xiao
Yan was in was not considered normal. Therefore, this thought of Nalan
Jie was bound to be faced with disappointment.
The blazing sun hung high in the air and the sunlight poured down from
the distant sky, dispersing the faint mist that shrouded the square. It
shone upon the bodies of everyone present, causing their skin to feel a
The nearly one thousand Misty Cloud Sect disciples sat on the ground
around the square, forming a semicircle. They sat on the rock surface
like wooden pillars and the pouring sunlight from the sky did not cause
their body to make even the slightest movement. The endurance of these
people was something that Xiao Yan could not help but praise despite not
having a good impression of the Misty Cloud Sect. Seeing how they were
able to train the talented people whom had been picked up from all over
the land in such a manner, the Misty Cloud Sect really did not simply
rely on its empty reputation to stand above the Jia Ma Empire for so many
On the stone platform just behind the rock monument located at the middle
of the square, the ten plus white robed old men were narrowing their old
eyes as they watched the two people in the square. Occasionally, they
would whisper something among themselves.
“First Elder, the fight has only just begun yet Nalan Yanran was forced
to use her true strength. On the other hand, the little fellow from the
Xiao clan appears to have remained very calm.” A white robed old man
turned his head and softly said beside Yun Leng. His voice carried a
“His mindset is indeed quite good.” Yun Leng’s finger gently
skimmed off some of the non-existent dust on his robe as he said
casually, “But this kind of competition isn’t something where one can
just rely on their mentality. The progress of Nalan Yanran during these
few years is something that caused even us old fellows to feel shocked.
Moreover, the sect leader appears to have passed her some of the sect’s
secret technique. No matter how outstanding that young fellow’s talent
is, at the very least, it is somewhat impossible for him to catch up with
Nalan Yanran now. All of you need not be overly worried.”
“Since Nalan Yanran has already displayed her true strength, this
battle should likely be over soon. Once we chase away that little fellow
from the Xiao clan, I will not need to worry about it any longer.” Yun
Leng faintly said.
Hearing Yun Leng put it in this manner, that white robed old man could
not say anything more. He nodded his head, turned around and glanced at
the rock platform below. Suddenly, he said, “Ge Ye, is something
Upon hearing the question, a white robed old man who was sitting on the
second level of the stone platform turned around. Seeing his appearance,
it was surprising that Ge Ye was the one who had accompanied Nalan Yanran
to the Xiao clan in order to cancel the engagement back then. His current
expression was a little strange. Moreover, the source of the expression
on his face seemed to be Xiao Yan in the open ground.
Ever since Xiao Yan appeared in his eyes earlier, Ge Ye’s expression
had turned into this manner. This was because he had discovered that the
young man earlier had actually faintly appeared to be somewhat similar to
the mysterious black robed person whom he had seen at the Mo clan within
Yan City back then.
“Impossible. That mysterious man is a Dou Huang. With Xiao Yan’s age,
even if he had the talent of the heavens, he cannot possibly reach that
step!” Ge Ye violently shook his head, wanting to throw away the
ridiculous thought within his mind. However, the two faces continued to
slowly merge together. At one instance, when the two faces were
completely merged together, Ge Ye’s entire body trembled. He exhaled
his coarse breath as he recovered. He suddenly realized that his entire
robe had actually been drenched in cold sweat.
“Are you alright?” The ten plus elders of the Misty Cloud Sect
watched the cold sweat filled face of Ge Ye with surprise as they knit
their eyebrows together and asked.
“It’s nothing.” Ge Ye swallowed a mouthful of saliva that had
intruded into his dry throat. He hesitated for a moment, only to shake
his head. He did not voice the thought within his heart. Even though the
two faces appeared extremely similar, he still did not believe that the
mysterious black robed person was Xiao Yan. If the latter really had that
kind of strength, did he need to exhaust himself and come to have a tough
fight with Nalan Yanran?
“It was definitely an illusion! Seeing his manner, he is at most at the
Dou Shi class. No matter what, he is definitely not that mysterious black
robed person!” Ge Ye clenched his teeth, slowly raised his head and
continued to throw his gaze into the open ground.
On the open ground, Nalan Yanran’s rising imposing presence from within
her body slowly stopped increasing when it finally reached the Da Dou Shi
class. With the wave of the longsword in her hand, a clear ring of the
sword sounded above the open ground in a relaxed manner.
At the tip of the sword, a green-colored sword’s aura was expanding and
shrinking. It was pointed at Xiao Yan from a distant away and a wild wind
instantly appeared out of nowhere.
Eyeing Nalan Yanran on the opposite side as her force cease rising, Xiao
Yan pursed up his lips. He softly muttered, “As expected. Around a two
star Da Dou Shi.”
“Let’s start preparing to go all out.”
Xiao Yan twisted his neck and gently exhaled. His palm held the Heavy
Xuan Ruler above the ground. Immediately, he used his strength to insert
it into the ground. The green-colored Dou Qi on his body was like a flame
as it abruptly surged. A long while later, the Dou Qi disappeared and a
green-colored Dou Qi Armor appeared in front of everyone’s eyes.
“Dou Qi Armor? This fellow is also actually a Da Dou Shi!”
Eyeing the armor which appeared to be made up of a substantial substance,
waves of noises made when inhaling cold air sounded around the open