Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-338
On the huge green rock square, powerful Dou Qi and sharp wind blades
repeatedly shot out, leaving behind numerous clear and visible deep scars
on the surrounding hard surfaces.
Everyone held their breath at this moment. Their gazes followed the two
human figures which appeared and disappeared as they moved in flashes.
The increasingly intense and heated battle caused many people to have
their hearts jump to their throat while they watched the explosive battle
of both parties. Their original impression of Xiao Yan was someone who
should have been defeated upon first contact, but he had unexpectedly not
shown any signs of being at a disadvantage in the fight. Instead, with
those extremely ferocious close-ranged attacks of his, he actually
faintly looked like he was suppressing Nalan Yanran in terms of attacks.
This really stunned the Misty Cloud Sect’s disciples who had originally
thought that victory was easily within their grasp.
Of course, this was not only so for the ordinary Misty Cloud Sect’s
disciple. After Xiao Yan had quietly used the ‘Heavenly Flame’ to
completely block all of the Xuan class Dou Techniques which Nalan Yanran
had repeatedly displayed, the Misty Cloud Sect’s elders on the stone
platform finally became to display uneasy expressions. The few Dou
Techniques which Nalan Yanran had displayed basically belonged to the
advanced and difficult to learn type. Moreover, their power was also
With Nalan Yanran’s strength, even if her opponent was a strong person
two or three stars above her, it would not be possible for him to easily
block these few Dou Technique which she displayed. However, the reality
that had appeared in front of them clearly told Yun Leng and the others
that those Dou Techniques which had great power were actually blocked by
Xiao Yan, whose strength was slightly weaker than Nalan Yanran, without
suffering any injuries.
“First Elder. That Xiao Yan appears to be a little strange. Each time
Nalan Yanran’s Dou Technique is about to reach his body, a strong and
strange energy appears. It is this strange energy that causes Nalan
Yanran’s Dou Techniques to be unable to obtain any actual results.”
After staring at the open ground intently with his eyes, a white-robed
old man could not resist turning his head and softly informing Yun Leng
with a serious face.
Hearing the soft voice of the white robed old man, the other few elders,
including Yun Leng nodded slightly. With their strength, they could
naturally sense the strange energy which contained some heat. However,
Xiao Yan displayed his ‘Heavenly Flame’ while moving at high speed
and his technique was done skillfully and with great familiarity.
Therefore, even though Yun Leng and the others could only sense
something, but were unable to know just what exactly Xiao Yan used.
“Don’t panic. Allow me to carefully sense it.” Yun Leng’s face
was gloomy as he waved his hands. He slowly shut his eyes and immediately
used the Dou Qi in his body to connect with the energy in the outside
world which possessed the same affinity. He then began to watch Xiao
Yan’s every action from all directions.
Hearing these words from Yun Leng, the other few elders exchanged glances
and maintained silence. They continued to throw their gazes into the
increasingly intense battle.
Not long after these elders became quiet, two rushing wind sounds
suddenly sounded in the air. Immediately, two human figures appeared on
the top of a huge tree located on the surroundings of the open ground.
Their gazes swept on the inextricably locked battle below and could not
help but feel a little surprised.
After the two human figures appeared, Jia Xing Tian and the rest who were
to the tip of large trees threw their gazes over. When their gazes swept
onto the faintly handsome looking middle aged man who was wearing a
pale-green robe, they were momentarily startled. Immediately, they
laughed and greeted him. An endless stream of people instantly flocked
over. From this it could be seen just what kind of status and position
this person held in the Jia Ma Empire. Even people of Jia Xing Tian’s
and Fa Ma’s level were this polite to him.
The person who came was Pill-King Gu He of the Jia Ma Empire with Liu
Ling followed close behind him. The Liu Ling at this moment was no longer
as arrogant as he was in the capital back then. He quietly stood behind
Gu He and smiled as he greeted Nalan Jie and those people of the older
generation. Looking at this manner of his, it appeared that he had
changed quite a bit because of his failure at the Alchemist Grand Meeting.
“Ke ke, it is really unexpected that both Old Jia and Old Fa are here.
But the sect leader isn’t present today, so there is no one to greet
you. I’m sorry.” Gu He cupped his hands toward the two of them and
said courteously with a smile. He similarly did not dare slight these two
extremely strong people who possessed quite a great reputation in the Jia
“This is?” Gu He’s sweeping gaze suddenly paused on Hai Bodong’s
body. Hesitation flashed across Gu He’s face. With his outstanding
Spiritual Perception ability, he could naturally sense the partially
hidden surging force of the latter.
Hai Bodong cupped his hands towards Gu He. The usual indifferent face he
used on strangers had unprecedentedly revealed a somewhat stiff smile.
Although he was much greater in seniority compared to Gu He, only those
people in this world who had a big fist and great ability would truly
receive equal or respectful treatment from others. He might be a Dou
Huang, but Gu He, as the most outstanding alchemist Grandmaster in the
Jia Ma Empire, was someone who even a Dou Huang had to treat equally when
they met. This was because everyone knew just what kind of enormous
gathering power a tier six alchemist possessed!
“Ice Emperor Hai Bodong?” Hearing Hai Bodong mentioning his own name,
Gu He was startled and his expression was immediately a little lost. A
long while later, his expression recovered to normal and with a smile, he
politely spoke to Hai Bodong, “Back then when Gu He was still training,
I heard so much about Old Hai’s name. Seeing you today, your prestige
isn’t any less than what it was back then.”
Hai Bodong smiled. Since the other party treated him in this manner, he
naturally could not be any less polite. After the two of them courteously
exchanged some words, Gu He finally turned his gaze towards the
battleground. Upon seeing the extremely close and intense fight, his
eyebrows immediately twitched. He asked in astonishment, “That fellow
is Xiao Yan of the Xiao clan?”
“Ke ke, that’s right, but he isn’t a useless person.” A bitter
laughter sounded beside Gu He. When the latter glanced over, he realized
that it was Nalan Jie who had replied.
Gu He nodded his head. His gaze returned to Xiao Yan who had turned into
a black shadow on the battleground. It was naturally a lie if he said he
was not surprised. He clearly understood that the latter was a useless
person who had not even reached the Dou Zhe class three years ago. Three
years later, however, he had actually soared to a level which was
sufficient to contend with Nalan Yanran?
It should be known that Yun Yun had gotten him to refine an unknown
number of medicinal pills to raise Nalan Yanran’s strength. Despite the
Misty Cloud Sect and his own support, however, this Xiao Yan actually
managed to follow closely behind with just three years. Just what kind of
support from an enormous faction and terrifying training talent did he
need to do this?
A seriousness was added to the originally indifferent and smiling face.
He frowned slightly and his spiritual strength broke out of his body from
his forehead. In a lightning like manner, it immediately moved and
hovered over the open ground. Xiao Yan movement speed, which was
originally as fast as lightning appeared like a movie which was played in
slow motion as it slowly played out within Gu He’s mind. In this slow
motion, every single action of Xiao Yan was completely exposed in Gu
Under the watch of various strong people who did their best to observe
the fight, the two people on the open ground, which appeared like blurry
intertwining figures in the eyes of the ordinary Misty Cloud Sect’s
disciples had become extremely clear.
The flashing and moving intertwining figures on the battleground once
again came into contact and pulled back. Following the sound of an
explosion. the two figures were each forced back by more than ten meters
with their bodies skidding against the surface of the ground.
The figures which were forced back came to a slow stop. Finally, Xiao Yan
and Nalan Yanran’s figures clearly appeared in front of everyone’s
gaze. Upon seeing the manner of the two of them, everyone were stunned.
Numerous criss crossed sword scars had already appeared on the Dou Qi
Armor on Xiao Yan’s body. Under those deep sword scars, one could
faintly see bright red fresh blood. Clearly, he did receive some of Nalan
Yanran’s counterattacks in that almost wild close range fight earlier.
Xiao Yan’s outer appearance was quite ugly, but Nalan Yanran was also
similarly in a bad state. Her originally clean moon dress had appeared
somewhat disorderly at this moment. One could see a clear footprint at a
spot around her lower abdomen. Her messy black hair was stuck onto her
clean forehead where some perspiration had appeared. The back of her
teeth bit her bottom red lip while her breathing became a little hurried.
From the manner of these two people, it appeared that each of them had
won and lost in the intense battle earlier.
After the two of them revealed themselves, the private whispers which
were originally present on the open ground once again became completely
quiet. Everyone was infected by the ‘giving a tit for a tat’ manner
of the two of them and did not dare to say anything to break it.
A breeze blew over the open ground. A few withering leaves followed the
wind, rotated around and swept passed, between the two of them.
The silence persisted for a long while. Finally, Nalan Yanran took the
lead and did something. Her clever eyes carried some complicated emotion
as she deeply watched the indifferent face of the young man opposite her.
Her hand was slowly extended to remove the green ribbon which was
restricting her long black hair. She slowly swung her head. The black
hair on her head was like the moonlight as it poured down. It moved along
her arm and vertically down toward her delicate waist.
Under the hot sun, the girl undid her retrained hair and the black hair
rolled down. It emitted a ethereal agile presence. The moving scene
caused the hearts of those who were already infatuated by her to beat
“She wants to use that thing?” Seeing Nalan Yanran’s sudden action,
Yun Leng and the others on the stone platform were startled. Immediately,
they began mumbling to themselves.
“Looks like the fight should be ending soon. But to be able to force
Nalan Yanran to this extent, this little fellow from the Xiao clan is
really very strong.” A white robed elder sighed softly.
“Is she about to take out her trump card? This girl is actually forced
to this extent.” A surprise surfaced on Gu He’s face as he softly
said while standing in the tree.
When Jia Xing Tian and the others around him heard these words of Gu He,
they were stunned. Immediately, they threw their surprised gazes back on
As her black hair fell down, Nalan Yanran eyes slowly shut. A moment
later, she suddenly opened her eyes. The black hair on her head abruptly
moved automatically despite the absence of any wind. Her long hair
floated and danced. Following this, her body actually began to suspend in
the air without borrowing any help from a launching force or a pair of
As Nalan Yanran’s body slowly rose into the air. The energy around her
body appeared like boiling water at this moment as they began rising
violently. Circular pale-green-colored substantive ripples spread
repeatedly from her body.
The longsword slowly moved upward and was finally tilted in such a way
that it pointed toward Xiao Yan below. At one instance, the longsword
trembled gently and the sunlight from the sky suddenly began to move
toward the longsword and agglomerated together. In just an instant, the
glow on the longsword surged. The eye-piercing glow was like a second sun
in the sky.
“Xiao Yan, let’s decide the victor.”
Nalan Yanran’s white pretty face appeared somewhat transparent as it
reflected the glow. She shakingly pointed toward Xiao Yan below and for
the very first time, she shouted that name which she had once greatly
Xiao Yan lifted his head and eyed the eye-piercing glow. Under that glow,
a terrifying energy was wildly being agglomerated.
“Is she finally using her trump card? Since that is the case…”
As her pretty eyes stared at the young man whose body was straight and
tall, Nalan Yanran inhaled a deep breath of air. Her hand tightly held
the longsword which had become extremely heavy while she began moving the
sword at a pace so slow that it was almost impossible for one to sense
that it was moving. Following the movement of the longsword, the energy
ripple which it emitted also become increasingly intense.
Xiao Yan watched the sky indifferently. His right hand was gently
extended and with a puff, a green-colored flame sudden appeared under the
watch of everyone present.
“This is…” Although some of the ordinary Misty Cloud Sect’s
disciples were unaffected after the appearance of the green-colored
flame, the elders as well as Gu He and the other strong people on the
tree suddenly widened their eyes. This was especially so for Fa Ma’s
group. The feeling of familiarity in their hearts grew increasingly
The moving longsword in the sky abruptly came to a stop. Nalan Yanran bit
her lips with the back of her teeth. Both of her hands held the
repeatedly dancing longsword with all her might. The terrifying energy
contained in it was something that caused her to have difficulty
At a certain instance, the energy on the longsword was brewed to its peak
condition. Finally, Nalan Yanran ceased suppressing it. Her pretty face
was grave looking and following a clear cry, the eye-piercing sunlight
already reflecting off the longsword began to inflate abruptly. In an
instant, the intense light on the sword actually concealed the light from
the sun in the sky!
“Wind’s Peak: Dazzling Sunset!”
A tender cry fell from the sky and the terrifying energy fluctuation was
finally unleashed. A sharp sword aura shot explosively toward Xiao Yan
from all directions in the sky much like a storm falling. The tough and
hard ground actually cracked apart under the pressure of this sharp sword
aura, forming crack lines which spread to the edge of the open ground.
Sensing the terrifying sword arua in the sky, the Misty Cloud Sect
disciples hurriedly placed their hands against each other’s. Waves of
Dou Qi rose from within their bodies and finally formed an enormous
energy cover which enveloped over half the square. Only by relying on it
did they manage to shake off the pressure created from the sword aura in
“It actually is ‘Wind’s Peak’. It is really unexpected that Yun
Yun has even taught her this. However, with her ability, she cannot even
display twenty or thirty percent of its strength.” Jia Xing Tian
muttered as he raised his head and watched the sword aura which was like
a sun that was falling down.
“It may be time that this little fellow…” Jia Xing Tian turned his
gaze toward Xiao Yan on the battleground. He had yet to say everything he
wanted to when his eyes suddenly shrank. He noticed that Xiao Yan had
suddenly took out a pale-purple Yaowan (Danwan). He threw it into his
mouth and chewed a little. Immediately, he widened his mouth and a
cluster of purple flame was spat out and stopped in Xiao Yan’s left
TL: Yaowan/Danwan are pills which are not proper medicinal pills. They
either have no medicinal effect or very little of it.
“This posture…” Jia Xing Tian’s gaze stared intently at Xiao Yan
who was spitting out the Purple Flame. His eyes were narrowed to the
point where they were almost a straight line. That day, on the Imperial
family square, that young man who was called Yan Xiao also did this.
Jia Xing Tian slowly turned his head and exchanged glances with Fa Ma.
The expressions of the two of them were extremely strange and
interesting. It appeared that they had finally confirmed something:
“That Yan Xiao is Xiao Yan!”
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Of course, Fa Ma, Jia Xing Tian were not the only ones who had discovered
something because of this action. Nalan Jie, Mu Zhan, and the others in
the huge tree were similarly stunned at this very moment.
Actually, the most important person was not the few of them. Instead, it
was the one who was suspended in midair and had just displayed this
terrifying Dou Technique. Nalan Yanran!