Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-357
The two of them landed at a spot not far from Wu Tan City. Xiao Yan
ignored Queen Medusa by his side after landing. His expression was
somewhat dark as he swiftly walked toward the city’s gate which was
Once he walked closer to the city’s gate, Xiao Yan lifted his head to
glance at the enormous three words ‘Wu Tan City’ above the city’s
gate. His footsteps halted involuntarily. As he eyed the crowded and
noisy human voices which were transmitted faintly through the tunnel of
the city gate, he sighed gently and muttered to himself, “Wu Tan City.
I, Xiao Yan, have finally returned home.”
Xiao Yan lifted his feet and walked to the city’s gate and passed
through the somewhat dark tunnel into the city. After which, the space in
front of his eyes suddenly brightened under the sunlight. He lifted his
head slightly and a dear and familiar intersection on the street appeared
in his sight.
“It has been two years, but almost nothing has changed.” Xiao Yan
laughed softly. The faint warm feeling of returning home caused the dark
and solemn look on his face to weaken a little. He turned his head and
glanced at Queen Medusa who was walking at a steady pace that was neither
fast nor slow behind him. After which, he turned his head back, lifted
his leg, and swiftly walked down the street which he had walked for over
As Xiao Yan was worried about the event that had happened to the clan in
his heart, Xiao Yan did not stop along the way. He hurriedly and swiftly
walked on the street from his memory. Along the way, when he passed by a
few markets which had belonged to the Xiao clan, he halted his footsteps
slightly. He frowned as he saw that the markets had few people. After
which, his footsteps gradually became quicker.
Over ten minutes later, Xiao Yan who had passed through a few streets
with great familiarity suddenly stopped his footsteps. He lifted his head
and looked at a large courtyard located at the edge of the street. The
door of the courtyard had two large words, ‘Xiao clan’. This caused
him to slowly sigh in relief.
Xiao Yan stood in front of the door to his own clan, but he was much
quieter. His gaze swept over the surroundings of the Xiao clan. When he
had left home back then, this place had been extremely crowded.
Currently, however, it was now very deserted. Not one domineering guard
standing orderly by the main door could be seen now.
“Just what exactly happened?” Xiao Yan frowned slightly. He tilted
his head and glanced at Queen Medusa behind her. After being quiet for a
moment, he suddenly asked softly, “Can you promise me something?”
“No.” This woman appeared to still be bearing a grudge over Xiao
Yan’s attitude earlier. Therefore, she had cleanly rejected him the
moment she heard his words.
“The price is a medicinal ingredient that is needed to refine the
‘Thawing Spirit Pill’.” Xiao Yan said faintly.
“You have one?” Queen Medusa’s pupils immediately brightened upon
hearing his words.
“I have a ‘Tomb Monster Needle Fruit’.” Xiao Yan had brought back
quite a number of medicinal ingredients from that small valley in the
Magical Beast Mountain Range before he left back then. The ‘Tomb
Monster Needle Fruit’ that was required to refine the ‘Thawing Spirit
Pill’ was coincidentally among them.
“Today, you will obey me.”
“I can kill people.” Queen Medusa merely mused for less than two
seconds before nodding. In her heart, killing people was far more
affordable compared to other things.
Xiao Yan smiled, turned around and walked through the main door. However,
just as his footstep stepped through the door, a somewhat tender, furious
voice was emitted from behind the door, “Who are you? Do you really
think that our Xiao clan is easy to bully?”
As he heard the voice, Xiao Yan’s footsteps could not help but pause.
He turned his head and looked at the direction where the voice had
sounded. Behind the main door, a tender and lovely little girl who was
merely around twelve to thirteen years old was angrily looking at him
with widened eyes.
“You…” Xiao Yan’s gaze slowly swept over the little girl’s
body. The memories from a few years ago rose from deep within his mind.
His face became a little softer as he softly said with a smile, “I
recall that you are called Xiao Qing, no? Cousin Xiao Mei’s younger
sister. You have actually grown so much since I last saw you two years
When she heard Xiao Yan readily call out her name, the little girl was
clearly startled. Her intelligent pupils first stopped on Queen
Medusa’s body for a moment. Although she was currently still young, she
was still shocked at the beauty of this enchanting woman whose face was
covered by a veil. She was shocked for an instant before her gaze paused
on Xiao Yan’s face. The little girl eyed the faintly familiar outline
while she knit her slim brows and pondered hard.
After knitting her brows and remaining deep in thought for a long while,
Xiao Qing appeared to have suddenly recalled something. Her small face,
which was facing Xiao Yan, turned red in an instant. Those intelligent
eyes were pulsating with a pleasant surprise and excitement. A moment
later, the little girl who could not control her excitement suddenly
pounced on Xiao Yan.
“Xiao Yan biao-ge? It’s really you. You have finally returned!”
TL: biao-ge – to address an older male cousin
Xiao Yan took a step forward and caught the little girl who had pounced
over. He smiled and rubbed Xiao Qing’s hair as he said in a gentle
voice, “Little girl, after not having seen you for two years, you seem
to be quickly catching up to your elder sister. You will definitely be a
great beauty in the future.”
“Biao-ge, *cry* *cry*, you have finally returned. Something big has
happened in the clan. Those bad fellows are taking advantage of us. They
come to the Xiao clan daily. I heard from my mother that they want to
snatch our market. Recently, we don’t even dare to leave our home.”
Xiao Qing lifted her crying, small face, which was in a mess, from Xiao
Yan’s chest. Her eyes were red as she weeped.
Xiao Yan nodded slightly. He smiled as patted Xiao Qing’s back and
softly said, “Alright, little girl, you don’t need to be afraid. Hand
all these matters to biao-ge, bring me to take a look.”
“Yes, yes.” Xiao Qing hurriedly nodded her small head. As Xiao Yan
had helped the Xiao clan become the largest faction in the Wu Tan City in
one fell swoop back then, Xiao Yan’s reputation was extremely great
among Xiao Qing’s generation. Moreover, in these two years, the Xiao
clan had also gradually expanded due to the healing medicine which Xiao
Yan had left behind. Therefore, this Xiao Yan biao-ge, who had left the
home to train, was pictured to have almost supernatural powers like that
of a god within the hearts of these little fellows.
Xiao Yan stood up straight and watched Xiao Qing, who was bouncing around
on the small path as she advanced due to her joyful mood. However, his
face slowly darkened. His palm patted the Heavy Xuan Ruler on his back.
The dark and cold killing intent that had suddenly risen within him
caused Queen Medusa to twitch her eyebrows in surprised.
Following behind Xiao Qing, Xiao Yan’s footsteps gently stepped on the
small path made of rock fragments. The familiar surroundings which he was
absent from for two years caused his childhood memories to slowly seep
out from his mind.
Xiao Yan followed Xiao Qing and passed through a few small paths. A
somewhat spacious large hall gradually appeared at the edge of his vision.
“Those bad people are inside. First Elder and the others are also
inside. However, all of them are injured. Otherwise, those fellows would
not dare to act so presumptuously.” Xiao Qing waved her small fist
toward the large hall and angrily said.
“Injured? Something has indeed happened to the clan.” Xiao Yan pursed
his mouth up tightly. He stepped on the stone stairs and finally paused
outside the main door which was tightly shut. As he heard the sound
inside, a cold smile was gradually lifted from the corner of his mouth.
The large, spacious hall was somewhat dark and the atmosphere was
somewhat gloomy. There were at least a hundred people who were packed
into this large hall. These people were divided into two groups which
faced each other. They were eyeing each other menacingly, appearing as
though a riot was about to break out.
There were a few people seated in front of the two groups. In front of
the Xiao clan’s group, the three elders of the Xiao clan were seated.
However, the faces of the three were currently pale. From their exterior
appearance where they could not hide some Dou Qi overflowing from their
bodies, it was clear that they had suffered quite a few serious internal
On the opposite of side of the people of the Xiao clan, there was a group
of large men with fierce looks. There were three people in the
grandmaster seat, where the leaders of the group sat. One of them was
clearly the clan head of the Jia Li clan, which was once turned into a
battered shape by Xiao Yan, Jia Li Hua!
Xiao Yan also knew another person. He was Aoba Padun, the clan head of
one of the three large clans which had stood side by side with the Xiao
clan in Wu Tan City back then, the Ao Ba clan.
The third person was a someone unfamiliar. The person was wearing an
alchemist’s long robe. His expression was cold and stern and his age
was around fifty or more. Additionally, the most attracting thing was the
cauldron badge that was drawn on the chest of this person’s long robe.
There were three silver-colored ripples on the badge which was gently
moving as though it was a living thing.
A tier three alchemist!
In Wu Tan City, which had never even possessed an alchemist association,
a tier three alchemist was someone who could cause any faction to feel a
great reverence. This unfamiliar tier three alchemist was also currently
the person whom the three elders of the Xiao clan had the greatest fear
“These two clan leaders, our Xiao clan may have met some trouble
recently, but do the both of you really think our Xiao clan is mud that
can be kneaded? The marketplaces within Wu Tan City is something that our
Xiao clan has worked hard to build. You want to purchase them with that
low price of yours? Are you dreaming?” The second elder’s face was as
dark and deep as water. His gaze swept across the group of people
opposite him who were like tigers and wolves as he coldly spoke.
“Ha ha, second elder must be joking. During these two years, your Xiao
clan has basically earned all the money in Wu Tan City. If this were to
continue, it is likely that we wouldn’t have an alternative other than
to leave this place. This place is where our roots are. If we leave, it
would not be an easy matter to settle in another place. Ah, we also have
no choice in order to survive. I hope you three elders can bear with us.
As long as you agree with the conditions that we have put forth, our clan
will not make things overly difficult for the Xiao clan in the future on
the account of our past relationship. Isn’t it very good for all of us
to make money together.” Aoba Padun smiled as said.
“Ten thousand gold coins for one marketplace, are you robbers?” The
third elder, whose character had always been aggressive stared at Aoba
Padun with red eyes. He involuntarily slammed the table as he pointed at
Aoba Padun and scolded angrily.
“Third brother!” The first elder pulled the third elder who was about
to stand up and softly cried, “Don’t mess up your priorities!”
The third elder sat down violently. The teacup he held in his hand was
crushed until it exploded.
“Ke ke, third elder’s anger is as great as it has always been. Being
angry will hurt your body.” Jia Li Hua, who has been silent suddenly
laughed darkly as he said, “Unfortunately, all of you do not have any
choice in the matter today. If you sell, the place will be sold. If you
don’t sell, the place will also be sold!”
“Jia Li Hua, we really should not have been merciful back then. Letting
you, a dog, live.” The first elder said darkly.
“I’m sorry, there is no medicine for regret that is sold in this
world.” Jia Li Hua smiled. The dark viciousness on his face caused
people to feel a coldness in the heart. “Today, I, Jia Li Hua will
return all the injuries that our Jia Li clan had suffered two years
“If you all really want to use force, our Xiao clan will also fight
until the both of us suffer great losses.” The first elder was silent
for a moment as he watched that poisonous snake-like Jia Li Hua. He then
spoke in a thick voice. Currently, he could only hope that the other
party was reluctant to act forcefully and choose to delay time.
“Ha ha, old bastard, what qualifications do you currently possess to
fight with us? If you have the ability, go and call Xiao Zhan out? With
the condition that you three old fellows are in right now, I, myself can
completely finish you all off!” Jia Li Hua coldly laughed.
The corner of the first elder’s eyes twitched slightly. The first elder
waved his hand, and blocked the group of furious members of the Xiao clan
behind him. His gaze stared at Jia Li Hua in a cold and dark manner as he
coldly said, “If you dare to touch our Xiao clan, our Xiao clan’s
descendants will definitely cause you to be unable to sleep or eat
peacefully. You can all await his wild revenge once he returns.”
“His?” The corner of their eyes suddenly twitched. For some unknown
reason, not only did Jia Li Hua and Aoba Padun become silent, but even
the hand of alchemist stranger by the side which was placed on a chair,
A young figure slowly surfaced within everyone’s mind. Two years ago,
it was this young man who was merely fifteen years old that sent the Jia
Li clan, who was flourishing by the day into a deep abyss.
Two years later, that young man back then had already directly picked on
the Misty Cloud Sect and even managed to leave in one piece.
It should be known that in the eyes of Jia Li Bi and these factions, the
Misty Cloud Sect was like a god. Anyone from within the Misty Cloud Sect
would be sufficient to sweep away all of these factions in Wu Tan City.
When they heard the rumors of the little fellow from the Xiao clan
fighting against the Misty Cloud Sect for the first time, almost all the
people within the entire Wu Tan City were startled for a minute. Those
factions, which were enemies with the Xiao clan, even felt a chill being
emitted from within their bones.
If it were not for that mysterious strong person with a background
unknown to even Jia Li Hua telling him the news of Xiao Yan being quietly
murdered by the Misty Cloud Sect, it was likely that Jia Li Hua would not
dare to come to the Xiao clan and loot them while they were in trouble
even if he had ten guts and had found a tier three alchemist to back him.
TL: Ten guts – ten times the courage?
“Hei, then you can wait. When you wait until you die, you may once
again see that little bastard called Xiao Yan.” Jia Li Hua coldly
laughed, planning to use this to hide his fear toward a certain someone.
“Old brother Ao, we don’t need to continue delaying. Since they
refuse to agree, then we should directly take action. The monopoly of the
Xiao clan during these few years has nearly caused us to be bankrupt. We
can no longer be courteous.” Jia Li Hua turned his head and spoke in a
grave voice to Aoba Padun.
“Ah, since you three elders do not show any understanding of the
situation you are in, don’t blame me for not showing any feelings.”
Aoba Padun sighed regretfully. He waved his hand and ten plus large men
behind him immediately drew their weapons from their waists with a
‘clang’ sound. They stared at the members of the Xiao clan on the
opposite side with faces full of killing intent.
“Since you wish to finish all of us off, then our Xiao clan will cause
you all to suffer even if we were to fight until there is one man
left!” The first elder, who had been suppressing himself, suddenly
smashed his hand heavily on the table as he finally erupted. He abruptly
stood up and angrily shouted.
“First elder, the Xiao clan does not have any cowards who will flee!
Let’s fight to the death with them!” Behind him, ten plus members of
the Xiao clan had faces which were flushed red due to anger.
“As long as we can withstand it until the Young Clan Leader of the Xiao
clan returns, we will be able to take back the grievances that we have
endured today!” The first elder grasp out some coarse air as he
clenched his teeth and cried out.
Young Clan Leader. This form of address represented the approval of the
elders in the clan toward a certain future successor of the Xiao clan.
The news that had be spread from the Misty Cloud Sect caused every member
of the Xiao clan to feel proud of the clan member called Xiao Yan. This
included the three elders who had looked down on him back then.
“I’m sorry, but you may not have that opportunity. Back then, Xiao
Yan killed my student. Today, I will let your Xiao clan die with him.”
That alchemist who had been silent suddenly stood up and said in a hoarse
The alchemist slowly raised his head as his gaze slowly swept across
everyone of the Xiao clan. He said faintly, “I forgot to inform you
that my student is Liu Xi, who had helped the Jia Li clan create healing
medicine back then.”
As the alchemist’s words slowly fell, a strong force that was at least
a six star Da Dou Shi suddenly erupted from within his body. Under the
pressure of this force, the first elder and the others who were already
seriously injured hurriedly took a few steps back. Their expressions were
a little pale.
“Kill them! Don’t let anyone live!” Jia Li Hua coldly smiled as he
said in a dark, thick voice while watching the furious eyes of the
members of the Xiao clan.
“It seems that the heavens want our Xiao clan to parish today.” A
mouthful of fresh blood was spilled out of the corner of the first
elder’s mouth as he watched that group of people who were grinning
fiercely as they surrounded them. His expression was filled with
hopelessness and gloominess.
Just as all the members of the Xiao clan decided to put up a desperate
fight with their lives, the clear sound of a door being pushed open
suddenly interrupted the massacre that was about to erupt.
The door was slowly pushed open and an eye-piercing sunlight followed the
gap of the door as it creeped in until it finally reached the other side
of the hall.
Everyone in the large hall turned their heads toward the main door. The
figure of a skinny young man was slowly walking in from there.
“I’m sorry that I have returned late.”
The young man’s faint apologetic voice appeared.
Hearing this faintly familiar voice, the first elder was initially
startled. Immediately, his tightened body completely relaxed. Two drops
of turbid tears of excitement moved along his old face and rolled down.