Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-403
A black shadow suddenly flashed past a dense mountain forest.
Occasionally, the black robe would collide with a tree branch, which grew
wildly, causing the black robe to be lifted slightly to reveal a delicate
and handsome young face. It was that of Xiao Yan, who was fleeing after
killing Fan Ling’s group and obtaining the treasures.
Seemingly because he was worried that someone would discover his
footprints and other small clues if he were to run on the surface, Xiao
Yan had chosen to leap from tree branch to tree branch ever since he had
left the place where he had performed the act. Even when he occasionally
landed on the ground, he would carefully cover his footprint and other
Xiao Yan borrowed the cover of the dense thicket of the forest. Although
he had sensed a presence, which contained an incomparable dark chillness
and killing intent flying past him in the sky when he was fleeing, he was
able to hide his Qi with the help of Yao Lao. Therefore, he was not
discovered by the furious Fan Lao during his journey, where he was doing
his best to flee. He was really quite lucky.
After an entire day and night of fleeing with all his strength, Xiao Yan
had finally thrown the ‘Black Mark City’ into the distance. At this
moment, even if Fan Lao had the ability to communicate with the heavens,
he would definitely not be able to seek Xiao Yan out in this place, which
was a couple of hundred kilometers away.
The black shadow suddenly shot out from within the forest and onto the
back of a cliff with a pernicious slope, After which, he steadily landed
on a huge rock on the edge of the cliff. After an entire day of fleeing,
the black robe had become slightly dirty and messy. He lifted the Doupeng
off his head and revealed the face of a young man, who had once again
recovered his energy after resting for an entire night.
TL: Doupeng – a hat with a cloth to cover one’s face.
Xiao Yan stood at the edge of the cliff and inhaled a deep breath of air
that contained a thin mist. That little tiredness, which remained, had
finally completely disappeared. He eyed the path below the mountain
cliff, which was like the meandering of earthworm. The corner of his
mouth could not help but be lifted into a tiny arc. Closely following
this, the smile became bigger and was finally transformed into a hearty
laugh which resounded off the mountain cliffs for a long while.
This time around, Xiao Yan was like a canary with his reward far
exceeding what he had expected. Originally, he merely wanted to obtain
that map fragment. It was really unexpected that Fan Ling’s group
actually took the initiative to help him snatch other unique treasures
like the ‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon Pill’ and the ‘Three Thousand
Lightning Movement’. These two treasures, which created quite an
extraordinary ripple even when placed in the entire Dou Qi Continent, had
landed in Xiao Yan’s hand in a somewhat comical fashion. This kind of
thing was like a biscuit falling from the sky, causing the current Xiao
Yan to have a trance-like feeling of being in a dream.
The laughter gradually dissipated. Xiao Yan’s hand shook and an ancient
map fragment appeared in his palm. Quickly following this, he tapped his
finger gently on the storage ring. Another slightly larger map fragment
and two other map fragments, which had been split from a single map by
Hai Bodong the other time, flashed and appeared. His hands carefully put
the three map fragments together and then eyed the large missing lower
left corner. He could not help but laugh softly. It was really unexpected
that in just a little over three years’ time, three of the map
fragments, which had scattered to unknown locations of the continent, had
already landed in his hand. It must be said that he was really too lucky.
“It is fortunate that I had first obtained the map fragment which had
the drawing of the ‘Purifying Lotus Demon Flame’ on it. Otherwise, it
is likely that even teacher would not think of linking this map fragment
to the ‘Purifying Lotus Demon Flame’, which is ranked third on the
‘Heavenly Flame Ranking’. If we did not not know the exact background
of the map, even if we were to meet a similar map fragment in another
place, it is likely that we would not act like this now, risking the
danger of being chased and killed by a strong Dou Huang and a large
faction in order to snatch these map fragments…” Xiao Yan was a
little absentminded for a while as he faced the map before he suddenly
muttered, feeling a little fortunate.
After Xiao Yan rejoiced in his heart for a while, he carefully stored the
map fragment. He flipped his hand and a cold jade box, that was emitting
white colored mist, appeared.
Xiao Yan’s eyes stared directly at the cold jade box. His throat rolled
slightly. That heart of his, which had originally already calmed down,
once again began to pound intensely. Xiao Yan’s mental strength had
become much weaker in front of this kind of unique treasure.
Xiao Yan’s hand slowly lifted the cover until a tiny gap was created. A
thread of golden light shot out from within it. When he saw this, he
quickly covered it again. That cautious manner of his was as though he
were afraid that it would attract some strong person. After all, under
the allure of a sky-high priced treasure like the ‘Yin-Yang Mysterious
Dragon Pill’, it was likely that many people, other than a very few
strong people whose class had already reached a certain level, or people
who had no desires, would have difficulty concealing the greed in their
hearts and directly kill him to snatch the treasure. Moreover, those two
kinds of people that wouldn’t bother with Xiao Yan were so few in this
‘Black-Corner Region’ that they could be ignored…
“Consume it. It is not safe to carry it with you…” A faint voice
suddenly sounded from within Xiao Yan’s heart.
“Uh? What?” Xiao Yan was startled when he heard this. He could not
recover his senses for a period of time.
“I said consume this ‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon Pill!” Yao Lao
could only helplessly repeat himself when he saw Xiao Yan looking as
though his mind was blank.
“Here?” Xiao Yan’s face was stunned. This was a tier seven
medicinal pill. He was supposed to consume it in this place which could
not be considered safe? When he consumed the ‘Three-Lines Green Spirit
Pill’ in the past, he had to find a safe place where no one would
disturb him in order to properly refine the medicinal strength.
“Don’t say any more nonsense. Eat it!” Yao Lao impatiently urged.
Xiao Yan laughed bitterly and could only nod his head. He carefully
lifted the cover of the cold jade box. At the moment when the box was
opened, he abruptly covered it with his palm. After which, his
green-colored Dou Qi surged out and blocked the golden light, which was
about to shoot into the sky.
Golden light roamed on the surface of the ‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon
Pill’ in his hand. Two tiny golden-colored divine dragons repeatedly
circulated within the pill. A faint dragon roar seeped out from the
medicinal pill. If one were to carefully listen, that slight dragon roar
seemed to be hiding a certain strange magical strength. It was actually
able to cause a person’s spirit to instantly tremble and become absent
Xiao Yan shook his head with all his might. When he looked at the
‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon Pill’ once again, a little surprise could
not help but appear in his eyes. It was indeed worthy of being a tier
seven medicinal pill, possessing a strange energy which could influence
one’s spirit. It was the first time that he had met a strange sound
which could cause his spirit to fall into a trance since the start of his
Xiao Yan held the ‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon Pill’ with his hand. He
inhaled a deep breath of air and then suddenly popped it into his mouth.
Before he had the time to chew, the golden pill had already turned into a
hot flow, moving along his throat and pouring into his body.
The surging hot flow was like a flood that swarmed into his body from all
directions. Xiao Yan tightly clenched his teeth and hurriedly sat
cross-legged, waiting for the moment that the medicinal effect would
Not long after Xiao Yan sat cross-legged, however, the expected
volatilization of the medicinal effect did not appear. That hot flow that
was surging like flood waters was like a flow of water entering a sponge.
It slowly dissipated within his body until it completely disappeared…
Xiao Yan’s originally tightly shut eyes gradually opened. He looked up
and down at his body. Not the slightest activity has occurred. His mouth
involuntarily twitched as he said in an utterly discomfited voice,
“Teacher… don’t tell me that this damn ‘Yin-Yang Mysterious
Dragon Pill’ was fake? Why is it that there is not even the slightest
“What reaction do you want? A golden glow to shine brightly all over
your body? Then giving you such a great pain that you would rather die,
just like the other medicinal pills which you have consumed in the
Xiao Yan was dull. He helplessly said, “At the very least, there should
be some sort of occurrence happening. The result of consuming the
‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon Pill’ is just like drinking a cup of
plain water… it is, at any rate, a tier seven medicinal pill.”
“Didn’t the auctioneer say during the auction fair… this
‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon Pill’ is not some medicinal pill used to
raise one’s strength. Its greatest use is to ‘stand after
breaking’… that medicinal strength has already penetrated into your
body. If you are to really enter into the juncture between life and death
in the future and are lucky enough to activate it, you will naturally be
able to obtain benefits which you cannot even imagine. For now… just
treat it as though you have drunk a cup of water.” When Yao Lao saw
Xiao Yan’s depressed expression, he could not help but feel that it was
a little ridiculous as he spoke.
“… Don’t tell me that there isn’t even the slightest benefit
right now?” Xiao Yan was slightly relieved as he stood up from the
ground. However, he was still somewhat unwilling to accept the situation
as he asked once again.
“That is not entirely so…”
After hearing Xiao Yan’s question, Yao Lao was silent for a while
before speaking after some time, “This ‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon
Pill’ has already reached the stage where the pill has gathered a
spirit. Moreover, the items used to refine it are the monster cores from
the bodies two rank six dragon type Magical Beasts which have not yet
been dead for more than seven days. Therefore, it contains some thin
dragon aura. This is also why the dragon roar from within the medicinal
pill would cause one to feel as though one’s spirit is trembling.”
“Any person who has good luck and who has consumed the ‘Yin-Yang
Mysterious Dragon Pill’ would have a small chance of receiving the thin
dragon aura into their body. However, the chances of this happening are
quite low. The Wind zun zhe, Gu Ling, did not obtain even a little of
this ability from the ‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon Pill’…” When he
reached this point, Yao Lao suddenly said, “If you want to try, you can
repeatedly circulate the Dou Qi in your body. If there is a strange
energy separating from the Dou Qi when the Dou Qi is being rapidly
rotated, that means that the thin dragon aura within the ‘Yin-Yang
Mysterious Dragon Pill’ has already been inherited by you…”
TL: zun zhe – used to refer to a Dou Zun
“What benefit is there after one possesses a dragon aura?” Xiao Yan
“If you really possess that thin dragon aura, all you need is to obtain
a scroll containing a sound attacking type Dou Technique. When you are to
fight with people in the future and suddenly let out a roar that shakes
the opponent’s spirit until he is distracted, won’t you gain a great
advantage over them? In a battle between the strong, even a split second
could well determine victory and defeat… Moreover, the sound wave
containing a dragon aura has a very great lethality toward a spiritual
body. If you meet any strong spiritual bodies in the future, this is a
killing move against them. Otherwise, you would feel far too bounded.
After all, you do not have that strange energy attack of the ‘Hall of
Souls’.” Yao Lao said faintly.
Xiao Yan’s eyes could not help but become much brighter when he heard
these words. He stood on the edge of the cliff, inhaled a deep breath of
ice cold air before gradually closing his eyes. The Dou Crystal within
the vortex of his body emitted a slight tremble. Wisps of green-colored
Dou Qi immediately surged forth and finally began to whiz past through
his Qi Paths much like galloping waters.
As the speed of the Dou Qi circulating within the body wildly and
abruptly became more intense, the powerful green-colored Dou Qi had
already turned into a faint mist on the surface of Xiao Yan’s body and
completely shrouded Xiao Yan’s body within it. Moreover, the energy fog
had actually faintly had the intention of automatically agglomerating
into Dou Qi Armor, even without his control.
Like a wind turbine, Dou Qi wildly circulated one wave after another. In
the end, it actually emitted some strange, sharp, unusual noise. A faint
throbbing pain appeared and disappeared from within his Qi Paths.
“Endure for a little while…” Yao Lao hurriedly said when he sensed
Xiao Yan’s slightly twisted face. For some unknown reason, there was an
additional seriousness and anticipation in his voice.
Xiao Yan clenched his jaw tightly. His hand had begun trembling slightly
at this moment. A while later, the throbbing pain suddenly became more
intense. Xiao Yan’s spirit trembled and he finally could not endure the
pain any longer…
However, at the moment when Xiao Yan had reached his limit, the Dou Qi
swiftly rotating in his body suddenly trembled. A wisp of strange and
unusual energy was finally thrown out…
After this wisp of strange and unusual energy was thrown out, it appeared
to be dragged by something as it directly rushed toward Xiao Yan’s
Xiao Yan clenched his teeth tightly. At this moment, a strange energy
forcefully broke through. A unique sound wave, containing something that
caused a person’s spirit to tremble, came out with a mighty roar from
Xiao Yan throat!
Under this oppressive roaring, the mountains where the roars of Magical
Beasts were originally occasionally heard, completely descended into a
certain frightened silence.
“Ah… you are indeed a lucky fellow… it is really unexpected that
you are actually able to inherit that dragon aura… If that Gu Ling knew
about it, I’m afraid that his eyes might well have turned red with
jealousy.” Yao Lao’s soft whisper slowly sounded as he felt the
strange sound wave which came spreading out from Xiao Yan’s throat.