Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-359
The atmosphere was so quiet in the spacious hall that not even the
parrots or sparrows made a noise. All the members of the Xiao clan
clenched their fists tightly as they heard the numerous blood-curdling
screams coming from outside the door. There was great satisfaction on
their faces. The recent turn of events of the Xiao clan had caused their
hearts to be filled with grievances. Now that Xiao Yan had returned, he
had finally pulled the entire clan, which was about to reach its end, up.
The grievances which they had experienced during the last few days were
currently disappearing with each horrible scream from beyond the door.
The horrible screams outside continued for less than a minute before they
gradually fell silent. As the blood-curdling screams came to an end, the
gazes within the large hall began to once again gather on the back of
Xiao Yan, who was quietly seated on a chair with his back facing them. At
this moment, there was some additional fanaticism and respect within
“Junior Clan Leader.” The first elder took one excited step forward
and broke the silence of the large hall.
“First elder, just call me Xiao Yan. I really don’t have the right to
be called the ‘Junior Clan Leader’.” Xiao Yan slowly stood up from
his seat, turned around, smiled and replied in a soft tone.
The first elder was slightly startled as he saw the smiling face which
was completely different from the stern face that had been filled with
killing intent earlier. Immediately, he nodded with a smile,
“Currently, in this Xiao clan, your words are able to represent the
orders of the clan leader.”
“Father will not agree to that.” Xiao Yan shook his head and joked.
He flicked his finger gently and ten plus small jade bottle appeared on
the table, “These are some healing medicines to treat internal
injuries. Let those clan members who are injured consume them first.”
Hearing this, the first elder hurriedly nodded his head. He waved his
hand and two clan members stepped forward. They took the jade bottles and
began distributing them in the proper order.
Xiao Yan watched those who had consumed the healing medicine before he
grabbed the Heavy Xuan Ruler with one hand and carelessly placed it on
his back. After which, he walked out of the large hall.
“Creak.” Xiao Yan pulled the door open, and sunlight came pouring in.
The warm sunlight expelled all of the gloominess that had shrouded the
Xiao Yan stepped passed the threshold of the door. His gaze glanced
around his surroundings. The expected scene of corpses all over the place
did not appear. Only Queen Medusa was lazily leaning on a willow tree
under the shine of the sunlight. Her delicate hand was randomly playing
with an emerald green leaf. Her beautiful, curvy figure was reflected on
the ground, moving slightly and appeared extremely attractive.
Seeing Xiao Yan coming out, Queen Medusa lifted her head and glanced at
him. She said faintly, “Neither the corpses nor the bones remain, not
one of them is left. Remember, that ‘Tomb Monster Needle Fruit’ is
“This woman is indeed very vicious.” Xiao Yan sighed in his heart. He
nodded his head before turning to look at the members of the Xiao clan
who had followed behind him and come out. Currently, they had shocked
expressions as they swept over the empty ground in front of them. Due to
terror of the bewitching woman not far away, however, even the third
elder, who had a bad temper, did not dare to take the initiative to open
his mouth and ask.
“In the future, Wu Tan City will no longer have the Jia Li clan and the
Aoba clan.” Xiao Yan’s voice caused the members of the Xiao clan to
sigh in relief.
“That’s right.” Xiao Yan appeared to have recalled something. He
frowned slightly and asked in a deep voice, “First elder, where are the
other members of the Xiao clan? The Xiao clan does not appear to only
have these few people, right?”
“Ke ke, you need not worry. If there are only these few people left in
the Xiao clan, what face would I have when I go meet our ancestors?”
The first elder shook his head with a smile and explained, “I have
already expected that there will be people who will loot us in our
miserable state. Therefore, I have arranged for the dependants of the
clan to move to the mountain behind in advance. There are also quite a
number of clan members who are quite strong protecting them there.”
Xiao Yan only sighed in relief upon hearing this. He turned his head
around as he watched a small head which had squeezed out from the crowd.
At this moment, this pretty little girl who had tied a ponytail was
staring intently at Xiao Yan with a pair of large watery eyes which were
filled with such worship that small stars nearly appeared.
“Little girl, go to the mountain behind and call the clan members out.
Biao-ge is back. Nothing will happen to the Xiao clan.” Xiao Yan waved
his hand to Xiao Qing and spoke with a smile.
TL: Biao-ge – older cousin brother
Upon hearing Xiao Yan’s order, Xiao Qing quickly squeezed out of the
human crowd. She gave a crisp response before bouncing around and
cheering as she ran toward the back of the Xiao clan’s home. Along the
way, a little girl’s ‘hee hee’ laughter repeatedly rang out. The
biao-ge in her heart which she thought could do anything did not
disappoint her. Even a difficult problem which had caused the elders of
the clan to be helpless was completely settled by him in less than an
Xiao Yan let out a long sigh. He turned his head and watched the first
elder. “Now, first elder, can you tell me all the things that have
recently happened to the Xiao clan in detail?”
“Ah.” Upon hearing Xiao Yan’s words, the face of the first elder,
which was originally carrying a smile, immediately became bitter. He
sighed softly, turned his head and waved his hand. After dismissing the
clan members to tidy up the Xiao clan which was a complete mess, he then
turned around, faced Xiao Yan and said, “Come in and we’ll talk.”
As he spoke, he took the lead by turning around and walking into the
hall. The second and third elder exchanged glances and followed closely
with similarly gloomy faces.
Eyeing the other three’s manner, Xiao Yan’s finger shook slightly as
he lifted his feet and followed.
The four of them once again walked into the hall. At the moment, the
slightly messy place had already been swiftly cleaned up by the members
of the Xiao clan. The four of them sat down successively and the clan
members by the side hurriedly brought hot tea.
Xiao Yan’s hands held the teacup, feeling the warmth that gradually
seeped into his body. He glanced at the solemn face of the first elder
and softly said, “Tell me, what happened?”
The first elder nodded his head. He was just about to open his mouth when
he shut it. His gaze stopped on the chair beside Xiao Yan. The latter
followed the gaze and slowly turned his head only to realize that Queen
Medusa had already sat there with a calm face since an unknown point in
“You don’t need to be bothered about her. Just speak.” Xiao Yan
shook his head and said.
The first elder nodded his head with a bitter smile and sighed, “Ever
since you have left Wu Tan City, our Xiao clan, with the help of the
large number of healing medicine which you left behind, gradually
strengthened our position within Wu Tan City. Although the Jia Li clan
and the Aoba clan thought of uniting and suppressing the Xiao clan during
this period of time, our Xiao clan held out one time after another with
the support from Ya Fei xiao-jie. As the profits that the Xiao clan
gained from the selling of healing medicine during these two years became
overly large, it also resulted in our conflict with the Jia Li and Aoba
clans to become increasingly intense. Three months before you returned,
they finally could not resist and began using hard force. It was
fortunate, however, that the strength of the Xiao clan had soared greatly
during these two years. In terms of pure force, even with the union of
their two clans, they were unable to obtain much benefit.”
TL: xiao-jie – refer to a daughter of a certain well off clan (unmarried)
“But…” After speaking to this point, the expression of the first
elder suddenly became volatile. He tightened his fist. A ‘crunch’
sound caused Xiao Yan to be aware of just what kind of fury was currently
being hidden in the heart of the first elder.
“Just three days ago, the Xiao clan received its most tragic blow.”
The corner of Xiao Yan’s eyes twitched as he slowly sipped a mouthful
“It was late in the night when the defence of the Xiao clan was at its
weakest. Three mysterious black-robed men who exceeded everyone’s
expectations suddenly came descending from the sky. Although they did not
take the initiative to hurt people, they damaged the Xiao clan until it
was in a complete mess. The damage they caused alerted the entire Xiao
clan. The Clan Leader was extremely furious. He led the strong people of
the Xiao clan, wanting to stop them. However, the strength of the other
side was far too terrifying. The three of us did not even last one
exchange against the black-robed person who was the leader before we were
all seriously injured. All of us knew that the person had held back.
Otherwise, the three of us would definitely not have lived from that one
strike.” The first elder’s old body trembled slightly as he lowered
his head and said.
“Crack.” A clear sound suddenly appeared. The first elder and the
others hurriedly lifted their heads only to see that Xiao Yan’s
expression had abruptly become very ugly. The teacup in his hand had
already been kneaded until it shattered. Powder mixed with tea was moving
along the gap between his fingers and dripping down.
“Where is father?” Xiao Yan’s gaze stared intently at the three
elders. His breathing was rapid and his voice was somewhat hoarse.
Hearing this, the expression of the first elder and other two elder’s
became gloomy as they shook their heads bitterly.
“Father is not in the mountain behind?” Xiao Yan’s expression was
so ugly that it was a little frightening. He eyed the three elders whose
faces were filled with bitterness. Suddenly, he stood up and a roar was
emitted from his throat, “Tell me!”
“The three mysterious black-robed man had come after the Clan Leader.
The Clan Leader also seemed to be aware of their intention. Therefore, in
order to avoid any injuries or death of the clan members, he alone
diverted the three mysterious people away and until now, he has yet to
return.” The first elder gritted his teeth and said with a bitter smile.
A ferocious Qi abruptly erupted from within the large hall. The table at
Xiao Yan’s side was directly burst apart at this moment. The clan
members in the large hall who had moved back and forth as they cleaned up
the place stiffened their bodies as they eyed the ferocious faced Xiao
Yan who sat in the middle of the hall.
“Do you have information on the three mysterious people?” Xiao
Yan’s body was wrapped around a hot green colored flame. His voice was
currently like those that had come from the afterworld. Within the
iciness, there was a wild killing intent.
“No.” The first elder clenched his teeth, stared at the high
temperature that was pouncing toward him and shook his head bitterly.
“Although we do not know the exact condition of the Clan Leader, we can
still at the very least determine that his life is currently not in
danger.” The first elder suddenly pulled out an ancient box carefully
from his chest pocket. He opened it and an emerald-colored jade appeared
within it. A spot of light was slowly swimming at the middle of the jade
piece, as though it possessed a spirituality.
The first elder cautiously picked up the jade piece. He studied it in
detail before sighing in relief. With a soft voice, he said, “This jade
piece was left behind by the ancestors of our Xiao clan. Each Clan Leader
will leave a little spiritual energy within it. If the clan leader dies,
this swimming spot of light will disappear along with him. Seeing that
the spiritual light spot is currently still very strong, I think that he
should not be in any danger of dying.”
The words of the first elder caused Xiao Yan’s heart, which was like a
volcano that had erupted, to calm down a little. He received the jade
piece from the first elder and gently stroked it.
“Can it tell me the current position of father?” Xiao Yan’s voice
was dark and cold as he asked.
“It cannot.” The first elder shook with a bitter smile.
Xiao Yan inhaled a deep breath of cool air. He slowly shut his eyes which
were filled with killing intent. The wild killing intent in his heart was
affecting his reasoning, which was about to reach its limit.
“There are traces of energy left behind by people of the Misty Cloud
Sect within the three of them.” Queen Medusa, who was seated quietly by
the side, suddenly glanced faintly at Xiao Yan and said, “It is a
little like the First Elder of the Misty Cloud Sect.”
Xiao Yan’s closed eyes were suddenly opened. A dark and cold killing
intent that even caused Queen Medusa to be startled slowly seeped out of
Xiao Yan’s body. He lifted his head slightly. That delicate and
handsome face was now completely filled with ferociousness and madness.
“This time, he must die! Whoever stops me will die!”