Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-337
“This is going to be fun now.” Sensing the open ground which had
suddenly become quiet, Jia Xing Tian stared at the Dou Qi armor on Xiao
Yan’s body which was faintly emitting a green-colored glow. His face
had some shock and amazement. This armor was only in its infancy shape,
but regardless of how one put it, being able to summon it out meant that
that person had already entered the Da Dou Shi class!
Reflecting on what he saw from this point, it appeared that the gap
between Xiao Yan’s and Nalan Yanran’s strength was not very big. The
thing that caused Jia Xing Tian to be shocked was how this little fellow
of the Xiao clan, who did not have a strong backing behind him, could
actually swiftly catch up to Nalan Yanran in these three short years. One
should know that behind Nalan Yanran was this huge being known as the
Misty Cloud Sect which was grooming her and providing support.
“This young fellow is not someone simple.” Jia Xing Tian and Fa Ma
exchanged glances with each other. Both of them could see this emotion
within the other’s eyes.
On another side, Nalan Jie’s face which had only just relaxed for only
a short while, then once again tensed up. His eyes stared intently at the
Dou Qi armor on Xiao Yan’s body. A long while later, he finally let out
a long breath. He slowly closed his eyes and the expression on his face
held some bitterness.
This time around, Nalan Jie truly felt a regret. He regretted not having
stopped Nalan Yanran back then. If Nalan Yanran did not create the whole
issue of cancelling the engagement, this young person who relied on
himself as he changed into a strong Da Dou Shi from a useless person in
three short years would become a son-in-law whom the Nalan clan would be
extremely satisfied with.
In the past, Nalan Jie was furious with Nalan Yanran’s act of
cancelling the engagement because he was extremely prideful. The
agreement he and Xiao Yan’s grandfather made was something that he felt
humiliation for after she broke it off. If it were not because of this
reason, who would be willing to let his own outstanding granddaughter
marry a young master of the Xiao clan who was merely a useless person
Now, however, the young man who had revealed his sharp edges in front of
Nalan Jie caused the latter to clearly see the terrifying potential
contained in the former’s body. The value that such a potential could
bring in the future had far exceeded the limit which Nalan Jie could
imagine. He clearly understood that there was no large faction like the
Misty Cloud Sect supporting Xiao Yan from behind. And even without such a
support from behind, Xiao Yan , however, was still actually able to
swiftly catch up to Nalan Yanran’s speed within three years. This kind
of training talent could only be described with one word: Terrifying!
Therefore, only at this moment did Nalan Jie really sense just how great
a loss the Nalan clan had suffered through the impulsive action of Nalan
Yanran back then. A Da Dou Shi that was not even twenty years old. Who
could guarantee just what extent he would grow by after some years.
A Dou Wang was sufficient to support the entire Nalan clan. If Xiao Yan
were to reach this class in the future, who could guarantee that the
strength of the Xiao clan would not abruptly soar? It may even reach the
point of threatening the three large clans.
As he thought of that serious consequence, the bitterness on Nalan
Jie’s face grew even denser. A long while later, he opened his eyes and
once again let out a sigh. Suddenly, he appeared much older.
“Ah, Xiao Ling, you have such a good grandson.”
By the side, Mu Chen and a few other heads of different fractions eyed
the bitter expression of Nalan Jie. Although they were wise enough not to
prod the other person’s wound, they could not help but gloat within
their hearts. Due to Nalan Yanran, the relationship between the Nalan
clan and the Misty Cloud Sect was increasingly close. This caused many
groups within the capital to become a little afraid. The Nalan clan
losing out was something that many were happy to see.
On the stone platform beside the open ground, the ten plus white robed
old men were shocked until they were at a loss as they eyed the Dou Qi
armor which Xiao Yan had suddenly summoned. A long while later, they
gradually recovered. They exchanged glances with one another while
serious expressions appeared on their faces for the first time. Looking
at the current situation, it appeared that they had greatly
underestimated this person who was once the trash of the Xiao clan.
“First Elder, this…” A white robed old man frowned slightly as he
“Let’s wait and see.” There was not much change on Yun Leng’s
face. He gently waved his hand and suppressed the worry of the other few
elders. His gaze rested on the skinny back of the young man in the square
and slowly spoke, “Although his strength has somewhat exceeded my
expectations, there is still some gap between him and Nalan Yanran.
Moreover, the Dou Techniques that Nalan Yanran practices are all the
advanced ones in our Misty Cloud Sect. On this point, I doubt that
nameless little fellow can compare with her.”
“Let’s watch quietly.” Yun Leng’s gaze paused on the open ground.
His face was calm, but the hands which were inserted within his sleeves
were tightly clenched. He appeared to have felt some sort of uneasiness.
On the open ground, Nalan Yanran’s gaze swept over Xiao Yan’s body.
The indifferentness on her pretty face finally had difficulty hiding her
shock this time around. Although she did not underestimate Xiao Yan’s
training talent, she had never thought that Xiao Yan could actually
directly leap to a Da Dou Shi class from being someone who was not even a
Dou Shi within three years! This kind of training speed was something
that Nalan Yanran, who had the help of the Misty Cloud Sect and Pill-King
Gu He, could not help but feel stunned about.
Nalan Yanran slowly inhaled a mouthful of somewhat icy cold air. The
indifference on her face had gradually disappeared. Her seriousness
increased. It appeared that the current her had truly begun to take Xiao
Nalan Yanran tightly held her longsword. This time around, she did not
say any unnecessary words. This young man in front of her whom she had
once regarded as a useless being, was worthy of using all of her effort
in order to ensure her victory in this fight.
The longsword shook and a clear ringing of the sword sounded. Following
the sword ringing, the pale green-colored Dou Qi on Nalan Yanran’s body
abruptly soared. An instant later, the Dou Qi disappeared and a delicate
pale green Dou Qi armor covered her exquisite pretty body.
The Dou Qi armor which Nalan Yanran had summoned was undoubtedly much
slimmer and more elegant compared to Xiao Yan’s one. Her body which
curved at the right places was wrapped by that tight body armor. It
emitted the beauty of a heroic spirit, causing her, who was originally
the focal point of the place, to attract the attention of everyone’s
Although the color of both of their Dou Qi armor was similar, Nalan
Yanran’s Dou Qi armor was clearly much more refined if one were to
compare their outer appearances. On the other hand, Xiao Yan’s one
appeared a little crude. From this, one could see that despite the two of
them being Da Dou Shi, there was still a gap between their strength.
The powerful Dou Qi surged forward within Nalan Yanran’s Qi Paths like
a flowing river. She gently lifted her pretty eyes and the tip of her
feet abruptly pressed gently on the ground. Her body turned into a light
ray, and she took the initiative to begin her attack on Xiao Yan as
The distance between the two of them was but ten meters. For Nalan
Yanran’s speed, this was something that could be covered in a few
seconds. Her body flashed and reappeared, placing Xiao Yan within her
attacking range. She waved her sword, making it appear much like a
venomous snake which had come out of its hole as it carried a sharp
rushing wind sword glow and trickily pierced at Xiao Yan’s chest in a
Xiao Yan indifferently watched the tip of the sword which repeatedly
became enlarged within his pupils. His palm completely left the hilt of
the Heavy Xuan Ruler. Due to him leaving the Heavy Xuan Ruler, the
currently rising Dou Qi in his body roared as they surged within his
veins. A feeling of being filled with energy lingered within Xiao Yan’s
When the pale green-colored substance, which was like a small rotating
wind that covered the sword, was about to reach a spot half a foot from
Xiao Yan’s chest, he finally made a move. He violently kicked on the
Heavy Xuan Ruler which was inserted in front of him. His body moved half
a meter to the left and agilely dodged Nalan Yanran’s aggressive attack.
“Thousand Wind Blade!”
Nalan Yanran was not surprised that Xiao Yan was able to dodge her
attack. Her hand swiftly turned and five spiraling sword blades which
were agglomerated from wind type Dou Qi instantly formed on the tip of
her finger. With a soft cry, five sharp sword blades left her finger.
They twined around each other, turning into tiny green lines as they
charged at Xiao Yan in a lightning like manner, while carrying a sharp
piercing wind sound.
Five sharp rotating sword blades broke through the obstruction of the air
and almost instantly appeared in front of Xiao Yan. The green-colored ray
of light abruptly trembled and the five rotating sword blades immediately
spread out from the middle. After which, they targeted five vital points
on Xiao Yan’s body and shot out explosively. The ferocious wind that
they carried as they flew passed caused Xiao Yan to narrow his eyes.
“What a fast speed.” The speed at which the rotating sword blades
attacked was fast enough to cause Xiao Yan to feel shocked. From such a
close distance, it was clearly impossible to completely dodge all of
them. Therefore, in the little time that remained, three green-colored
flames were swiftly flicked out from the tip of Xiao Yan’s finger.
These tiny flames were shot out in different directions and perfectly
blocked three rotating sword blades. They also managed to incinerate them
Although Xiao Yan had blocked three of the rotating sword blades, there
were still two more of them which ruthlessly shot toward the left and
right arm of Xiao Yan. The sword blades struck the Dou Qi Armor and a
wave of sparks and a ear-piercing chafing sound was emitted when the two
came into contact. Due to the exhaustion of energy, the sword blades
slowly disappeared. At the same time, two significantly big holes
appeared on Xiao Yan’s Dou Qi Armour. Although these holes were
gradually being repaired by Dou Qi, one could still vaguely see some
traces of blood from them. It appeared that this attack caused Xiao Yan
to receive some external injuries.
Of course, from Xiao Yan’s point of view, such external wounds would
naturally not affect his combat ability. Therefore, his left foot
abruptly stomped heavily on the ground after withstanding this round of
sharp attack unleashed by his opponent. As an explosive sound was
created, his body turned into a black-colored shadow. He appeared to be
nestled on the ground as he closed the gap between him and Nalan Yanran
in a flash. His palms supported himself on the ground while his feet
carried a ferocious force which violently whirled and smashed toward
Nalan Yanran’s neck. From the whirling sound emitted from the air, it
appeared that the force which Xiao Yan used was merciless.
Sensing Xiao Yan, who had actually appeared this close to her with such
swiftness, Nalan Yanran knit her eyebrows together. She immediately
twisted her waist and her body became like a catkin within a violent
storm. Although she had only pulled back a short distance of half a foot,
she had coincidentally escaped Xiao Yan’s attacking range. Without any
hesitation, Nalan Yanran waved her longsword after she had dodged the
other party’s attack. She turned into a green shadow as she cut at Xiao
Yan’s legs in a lightning like manner.
Sensing the thick cold sword aura approaching, Xiao Yan’s right hand
abruptly opened while facing his front. A ferocious shapeless force
violently surged and heavily struck Nalan Yanran’s chest.
The sudden attacking force caused Nalan Yanran, who could not react in
time, to take a couple of steps back. As she had the protection of the
Dou Qi Armor, however, Xiao Yan’s attack this time around did not have
much impact other than breaking the opponent’s attack.
Xiao Yan’s heart also understood this point very clearly. Originally,
he did not expect that this attack would cause much harm toward Nalan
Yanran. Therefore, when she was retreating, his palm violently struck the
ground. The ferocious force caused a few crack lines to spread on the
hard, green rock surface. His body leapt up and moved closer to Nalan
Yanran like a ghost. Immediately, he unleashed his fiercest attack since
he had arrived, much like a volcano erupting.
Xiao Yan specialized in close combat. Therefore, his hands, arms, elbows,
legs, head, and every part of his body had at this very moment, were
turned into terrifying weapons, that could kill. His arms and elbows
danced and a frightening energy caused explosions to repeatedly appear in
the surrounding empty air. Each time the force missed, it would leave
quite a deep pit scar on the green rock surface.
When faced with this incomparably aggressive attacks of Xiao Yan, Nalan
Yanran did not show any sign of weakness. Although the opponent was just
beside her, she managed to rely on the uniqueness of her agility Dou
Technique to repeatedly dodge Xiao Yan’s attack. She waved her
longsword, emitting a stern sword aura as the sword glinted, thus leaving
behind countless of cut marks on the ground.
As the fight between the two gradually entered an intense phase, powerful
Dou Qi appeared to be surging within the two bodies and was released at a
gushing speed. When the Dou Qi collided, powerful energy explosions
repeatedly sounded on the open ground.
Green glows flashed in the open ground. Hot Dou Qi and sharp sword blades
repeatedly shot out from the cover of the green glow. Two shadows
continuously moved swiftly within the square. Clear ringing of the sword
and the sound of metal clashing was emitting unceasingly from the points
where the two meet. The strength of their attacks had also become
increasingly wild following the increase in the intensity of the fight.
Progressively, it left everyone present speechless.
Eyeing the repeatedly flashing and moving blurry figures in the square,
the expressions of the surrounding Misty Cloud Sect disciples were all a
little dull. In the battle earlier which had come to a stalemate, they
could clearly sensed that Nalan Yanran had at the very least displayed
three Xuan class Dou Techniques. However, these Dou Techniques which were
sufficient enough to help her easily defeat some strong people who were
stronger than her were completely defused by Xiao Yan, whose strength was
clearly a little weaker than her own. Only at this moment did these
disciples of the Misty Cloud Sect finally understand just what a silly
rumor it was when their comrades described Xiao Yan of the Xiao clan as
being a useless person and how he overestimated his own ability.
Being able to fight with the most outstanding person of the younger
generation of the Misty Cloud Sect for so long without being defeated,
proved that this delicate and handsome young man in front of them was far
from an ordinary person!