Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-369
His body was within a furnace: this was the only thing that Xiao Yan
After swallowing the medicinal pill, a fiery feeling suddenly erupted
from his lower abdomen. Immediately, it turned into numerous streams of
heat that forced their way into every vein of his body in a turbulent
manner. The high temperature finally caused a faint, heavy gas to appear
within his Qi Paths.
The high temperature streams gradually became hotter with the increase in
the circulation speed, resulting in the corner of Xiao Yan’s mouth
gently twitching involuntarily after each complete cycle. What Yao Lao
said was true, the small part of his flame that had been added to the
pill really caused him to suffer.
While the hot flow may have caused Xiao Yan to feel some pain, the effect
was also very notable. As the threads of faint, hot, heavy gas seeped out
of his Qi Paths and finally circled around the interior of his body, Xiao
Yan could clearly sense that large waves of concealed energy within some
parts of his body were like a layer of ice that had been melted by the
heat, finally revealing itself. From the looks of it, it seemed that this
was the medicinal strength that had been deposited in his body that Yao
Lao had mentioned.
This medicinal strength that had been deposited was vaporized by the hot,
heavy gas; turning it into a faint energy fog which rose slowly. The fog
would adhere itself to the Qi Paths, merging with them before continuing
through the rest of the Qi Paths. In the end, it formed a complete cycle,
turning the fog into pure energy. The energy was then poured into that
rhombus-shaped energy crystal within the vortex. Upon receiving these
waves of pure energy, the crystal body, which appeared a little dim due
to over exhaustion, once again emitted a faint glow, lighting up the
interior of the vortex until it appeared to be transparent.
Some of the misted energy also adhered to his bones and cells. When faced
with such pure energy, the bones and cells in his body had also become
much greedier. With a wiggling speed that could not be seen by the naked
eye, they swiftly swallowed the energy fog that came close. Once they had
completely swallowed the energy, Xiao Yan could clearly sense that his
bones, muscles, cells, etc., which had been injured after the big fight,
were quickly being restored to their peak condition.
Xiao Yan’s heart gave a gentle sigh of relief as he sensed the Dou
crystal being gradually filled with energy. His mind once again settled
down as he used all his strength to control the overflowing clouds of
energy within his body, gathering them together and finally agglomerating
them into a turbulent energy flow. Once the flow completed one
circulation within his body, it was poured unceasingly toward the Dou
crystal within the vortex. The thumb sized crystal was like a bottomless
pit when faced with the energy which was being poured into it
unceasingly, not rejecting any of it, regardless of how large the
accumulated energy was.
The medicinal pill of Yao Lao may not be something high-tiered. However,
it was able to perform a sort of instigative role, completely dragging
out all of the medicinal strength which Xiao Yan had deposited into his
body over a short period of time. After which, it used this large amount
of energy to swiftly restore Xiao Yan’s injured body. This method of
leveraging another’s energy to heal was likely something that even Fa
Ma would have difficulty performing.
As an orthodox ‘Medicinal Pot’, the number of various medicinal pills
which Xiao Yan had consumed were basically impossible to count. Moreover,
Xiao Yan did not completely absorb most of these medicinal pills. After
accumulating all of these over time, the energy deposited was naturally
very large. After being dragged out by that medicinal pill of Yao Lao,
the deposited medicinal strength was finally completely released and
used. The extent of the energy had far exceeded what Xiao Yan, or even
Yao Lao had expected.
TL: Medicinal Pot = someone who eats a ton of pills, usually used to
describe the sick/young masters
Wave after wave of energy mist rose never endingly from all over Xiao
Yan’s body. If anyone could currently see through his skin and look
within Xiao Yan’s body, that person would likely widen his eyes while
being completely shocked as he saw all the fog that had gathered
throughout Xiao Yan’s body. Even his internal organs were completely
covered by the dense energy fog.
Xiao Yan was naturally unable to take control of every detail with such a
large amount of energy fog being drawn out. Therefore, there were some
that managed to escape and began to randomly wander through his body. In
an instant, those bones, muscles, etc., within Xiao Yan’s body appeared
to suddenly possess their own intelligence and began to use various
different kinds of methods to swallow the energy fog that had wandered
Although swallowing the energy in this manner allowed Xiao Yan to clearly
sense that his body was becoming increasingly stronger, the parts in Xiao
Yan’s body, the bones, muscles, and internal organs had an
accommodation capacity that could only be increased if one were to
undergo intense training. Thus, each one had their own limits. Once they
absorbed more than that limit, it was likely that they would end up with
the terrifying fate of bursting apart. Upon thinking of the final result
of how the bones or internal organs, etc., could suddenly form a few
crack lines with a ‘crack’ sound, Xiao Yan shuddered with fear.
Therefore, he naturally did not dare to allow the bones and muscles to
swallow as much of the energy as they wanted. He immediately and
hurriedly increased his control over the energy fog within his body. Even
after he did this, however, Xiao Yan could still faintly sense that his
skin was emitting a fiery pain. He knew that this was due to the energy
fog having already corroded the surface of his skin.
Within the mountain cave, Yao Lao frowned slightly as he watched Xiao
Yan’s skin, which had actually turned red. He muttered softly, “Why
has this little fellow’s body accumulated so much medicinal
strength?” He mused for a moment before temporarily storing the broken
jade fragment in his hand. He flicked his finger gently and a green light
uncurled and rose immediately. It followed the wind and expanded, finally
turning into a green lotus which slowly fell.
Yao Lao glanced at the magnificent-looking green lotus before waving his
sleeves toward Xiao Yan. A gentle force slid across and lifted the latter
before smoothly placing him on the green lotus.
After Xiao Yan landed on the green lotus, a warm, green-colored circular
glow slowly rose from within it. As the circle of light rose, Xiao
Yan’s fiery red skin immediately became dull. His face, which had
contained some pain also finally became relaxed.
The warm feeling that was transmitted from outside Xiao Yan’s body was
also sensed by him. He immediately sighed in relief as he muttered to
himself with a bitter smile, “Dammit. The injuries in my body have
already completely recovered. Why is there still so much excess energy?”
Xiao Yan gradually recovered his calm after letting out a curse. He
quietly thought for a while and already had a plan. “Since there is
such external strength, I will use it to break through. This opportunity
is the best one!”
Once Xiao Yan made up his mind, he did not procrastinate any longer. His
focused his mind and the energy fog which was overflowing from his body
suddenly surged. The waves of fog appeared to have been towed by
something as they were swiftly dragged toward his lower abdomen.
As the enormous energy fog became increasingly close to the vortex, its
size also drastically decreased. Its size may have become small, but some
moisture began to appear in the space between the fog. When the large
clump of fog entered into his Qi Paths, the fog actually completely
disappeared. Replacing it was a cluster of emerald-like pure liquid
energy. There were even some solid, tiny crystals that were trapped
within that liquid energy.
The emerald liquid followed the same route that was determined by the
‘Flame Mantra’ Qi Method and completed one full circulation. After
which, it quietly stopped at the entrance of the vortex. The force which
was slowly flowing was like a huge flood which was about to be discharged.
“This will determine whether or not I can break through.”
Xiao Yan whispered softly in his heart as he eyed the huge cluster of
emerald energy. With a thought from his mind, the strength which was
blocking the entrance of the vortex instantly disappeared. The surging
energy immediately emitted a loud sound like that of a waterfall smashing
down as it charged into the vortex.
The large amount of energy swarmed into the vortex and violently smashed
against the rhombus-shaped Dou crystal in the middle of the vortex.
“Bang!” The moment the energy swarmed into the Dou Crystal, a roaring
sound resounded within Xiao Yan’s mind. In an instant, he had nearly
failed to even maintain his training state.
The turbulent energy poured into the Dou Crystal unceasingly. By the end
of the process, the size of the crystal had actually grown a lot larger
after absorbing this large amount of energy.
Following the expansion of the Dou Crystal’s size, Xiao Yan’s strong
spiritual perception could clearly sense that his own strength was
swiftly soaring toward the barrier that indicated the difference between
the two levels.
Within the cave, Yao Lao eyed Xiao Yan, whose face had become as shiny as
jade. He fondled his beard and nodded slightly. With his strength, he
could naturally sense the strength of Xiao Yan’s breath rising steadily.
“Ding.” At a certain instance within the quiet cave, a soft groan,
that was barely noticeable, was quietly emitted from Xiao Yan’s body.
Following the appearance of this quiet moan, the force exuded from Xiao
Yan’s body suddenly soared greatly.
“He has already broke through to a two star Da Dou Shi? This is
actually even faster than what I had expected. The medicinal strength
deposited within this little fellow’s body is actually able to reach
this large of a degree?” With Yao Lao’s strength, that soft moan
would naturally not be able to escape his senses. An expression of shock
immediately flashed across his eyes as he spoke in surprise.
Given Xiao Yan’s current strength, he would originally would have
needed at least two or three months of time to raise his strength by one
level if he trained normally. Moreover, this was already considered to be
quite fast. After he had gone to the Misty Cloud Sect, the repeated
fighting with those above his level caused him to end up in unfavorable
situations many times. However, the benefits that Xiao Yan obtained from
those situations was something that even Yao Lao hadn’t been able to
Fighting was, after all, the best way to quickly raise one’s strength.
The extreme battles which Xiao Yan had experienced during this period of
time were like having constructed a canal. The large amount of medicinal
strength currently present was like water being poured into that canal.
Now that everything had fallen into place, this was the perfect
opportunity for Xiao Yan to raise his strength. This process ran so
perfectly that it had even exceeded Yao Lao’s expectations.
Not long after Yao Lao’s surprised voice fell, another soft groan was
suddenly emitted from within Xiao Yan’s body, reverberating etherally
within the cave.
Yao Lao’s hand which was fondling his beard slowly paused. This time
around, even Yao Lao could not keep his cool. His mouth was agape as he
watched Xiao Yan, whose breath was actually still rising swiftly. A long
while later, he finally let out a long sigh and smiled as said, “Hee,
he is indeed a fellow that is full of surprises. Today, I really want to
see what level you, this little thing, are going to reach?”