Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-404
The roar, which carried a strange sound wave, spread mightily between the
mountains and gradually disappeared after a long time. Only at this
moment did the mountains, which had suddenly become silent, quietly
recover some of the sounds of life.
On the mountain cliff, Xiao Yan suddenly held his neck, and let out a
couple of intense coughs. After which, he forcefully swallowed a few
mouthfuls of saliva. Only then did the feeling, of a blaze burning in his
throat, weakened slightly.
“A natural reaction, You need not be too concerned…” Yao Lao smiled
and comforted when he saw the expression pasted on Xiao Yan’s face.
“Cough… teacher. Have I successfully inherited it?” Xiao Yan’s
face may be flushed due to the intense coughing spell, but his face still
contained an excitement as he asked eagerly.
“Ah, from the looks of it, you have indeed successfully obtained that
strange dragon aura which possesses the ability to cause souls to
tremble…” Yao Lao laughed. Gratification was present in his laughter.
The excitement on Xiao Yan’s face was much more dense when he heard
this. Although the ‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon Pill’ did not
immediately raise his strength, this so called dragon aura caused him to
have another attacking method that would take others by surprise. One can
imagine how much help this ability would be to Xiao Yan in the future.
“Although the current you may have successfully inherited the dragon
aura from the ‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon Pill’, if you are to only
rely on the dragon aura to emit that kind of sound wave, the damage it
will create to your throat is extremely great. If you are not careful,
you might end up turning yourself into a mute. That kind of loss would be
too great.” Yao Lao voiced his thoughts.
“This so called dragon aura sound wave still needs to act in concert
with those kind of sound wave Dou Techniques in order to be used?” Xiao
Yan frowned slightly. After hearing Yao Lao’s acknowledgement, he could
not help but smile bitterly, “Dou Techniques of that kind are quite
rare. Obtaining it is easier said than done.”
“Take your time to look for it. Back then, I did indeed have a Xuan
Class sound wave Dou Technique. However, due to some unforeseen events
later on, I lost it. Therefore, you can only rely on yourself to go and
search for one.” Yao Lao sighed.
Xiao Yan merely shrugged his shoulders when he heard Yao Lao’s words.
It appeared that there was no hope of receiving a sound wave Dou
Technique from Yao Lao.
Xiao Yan smoothly took out a bottle of clear water from his storage ring,
and violently poured it into his mouth. He wiped the water stains at the
corner of his mouth and suddenly asked in passing, “Teacher, you seem
to understand this ‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon Pill’ very well, no?
You actually even know how to force out the dragon aura buried deep
within the Dou Qi.”
Yao Lao suddenly descended into silence once Xiao Yan’s words left his
mouth. When he saw Yao Lao’s action, Xiao Yan was also startled. He
immediately recalled the initial reaction Yao Lao had when he saw the
‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon Pill’ in the auction fair and could not
help but feel a little embarrassed.
Yao Lao was silent for a long while before his faint voice once again
sounded. However, the words that he said caused Xiao Yan to be a little
“Because the medicinal formula for the ‘Yin-Yang Mysterious Dragon
Pill’ was created by me… Additionally, there are only two people on
this continent who can refine this kind of medicinal pill. One of them is
me. The other is…” When he spoke to this point, there was suddenly
some additional faint, desolate feelings mixed with Yao Lao’s voice.
Xiao Yan clearly sensed the emotion within Yao Lao’s voice, causing him
to wisely maintain his silence and did not interrupt.
“The other person is my student, whom I viewed as the most perfect
inheritor back then… his talent in refining medicine was not any weaker
than yours. Moreover, the amount of effort I put into grooming him is
similarly not any less than you. When he was still just a baby, I carried
him out of some icy, cold debris and viewed him like my own son. I even
treated him as the perfect inheritor to groom.”
Yao Lao smiled. His voice was flat, “It is just that… finally, he
chose to betray me, because of some small matters… Ke ke, perhaps, it
is really because of his ‘blessing’ that I have turned into this
“He ought to die.”
Xiao Yan sensed the desolation in Yao Lao’s voice. That was a coldness
that creeped out from deep within one’s heart after being betrayed and
hurt by the person closest to you. Xiao Yan slowly exhaled. The fists in
his sleeves were tightly clenched. He gazed forward. That soft voice of
his appeared to be speaking to the senior (shi-xiong) whom he had never
“We should not have left the ‘Black Mark City’ so soon. Since those
people from the ‘Eight Gate’ have auctioned out this thing, I think
that they should have met him before. Moreover, I think that he would not
randomly let anyone deliver such a valuable thing. He might have
personally delivered it…”
“Ke ke, so what if we really managed to find him in ‘Black Mark
City’?” Yao Lao said faintly, “I have already said that his
medicine refining talent is not any weaker than yours. After being
carefully groomed by me for so many years, the him back then was already
the most dazzling, bright star in the alchemist world on the Dou Qi
Continent. Now that so many years have passed, I’m afraid that he would
be more outstanding than what he was before. Moreover, I am now being
kept in check by the ‘Hall of Souls’ and don’t dare to carelessly
appear. With just your current strength, you are most definitely not a
match for him whether in terms of refining medicine or training of Dou
Although Yao Lao’s voice was calm, Xiao Yan could still sense a thread
of anger that was hidden very deeply, due to them sharing the same body.
That thread of anger was like the volcano churning under the extremely
hard crust, being suppressed for a long time, waiting for the day when it
Xiao Yan inhaled a deep breath of air. He was silent for a moment before
he lifted his head to look at the blue sky. His voice had suddenly become
a lot gentler: “Teacher, I will surpass him. Regardless of whether it
is in terms of refining medicine or one’s Dou Qi strength. After which,
I will clean the house… I will let you know that your eyes were not
mistaken for a second time!”
TL: clean the house – to remove (usually kill) the traitors within an
“Ke ke, good, good… I, Yao Chen also believe that these old eyes of
mine will not be mistaken a second time!” Xiao Yan’s soft voice
suddenly caused the sourness, usually associated with tearing, to spread
out from deep within Yao Lao’s spirit. The betrayal that he had
suffered in the past really caused him too much trauma. It was fortunate
that the heavens had not truly let him descend into that never ending
darkness and hopelessness.
Xiao Yan’s hands forcefully wiped his somewhat reddened nose. He parted
his mouth, smiled brightly and said, “Looks like it is time to hurry to
the Jia Nan Academy in order to quickly raise my strength. However, I
should also find some time to learn the ‘Three Thousand Lightning
Movement’. That way, I can use it to flee if I were to meet any strong
people whom I cannot defeat in the future.”
“The ‘Three Thousand Lightning Movement’ is a Di class Dou
Technique. How is it going to be so easy to learn? Have you forgotten the
hardship back then when you were practicing the ‘Flame Splitting
Tsunami’? If you want to learn the ‘Three Thousand Lightning
Movement’, the effort you need to put in will not be any less than that
time.” Yao Lao temporarily put aside his emotions and smiled as he
replied to this little fellow whom he had poured all his effort and
“Do you think the hardship I have endured over these few years has been
little?” Xiao Yan smiled gently and said. He smoothly took the map of
the ‘Black-Corner Region’ out of his storage ring, the one which Duo
Ma had given him back at the ‘Black Mark City’. He carefully observed
it before keeping it and turning his gaze toward the northern direction.
With a smile, he said, “Let’s go. we should be able to hurry over
within three days’ time!”
“Ah, it is likely that the strange ‘Hall of Souls’ would not enter
the region within the Jia Nan Academy. After all, those old fellows in
that academy are not useless. However, you should also forget about
borrowing my spiritual strength to cheat. The old fellows in there are
very sharp. It is very easy for them to detect traces of me.” Yao Lao
spoke with a smile.
“Uh… isn’t teacher greatly underestimating me? Although I have
managed to repeatedly beat extremely strong people that I cannot hope to
match during these few years because of you, do I need you to help me
fight against people of my age?” Xiao Yan rolled his eyes when he heard
this as he smacked his lips and replied.
“Hee hee, that may not be guaranteed. As the oldest academy on the Dou
Qi Continent, the number of geniuses in Jia Nan Academy are uncountable.
Moreover, I heard that there is an inner academy within the academy. The
students there are truly the ones chosen out of ten thousand. If you,
this little fellow, is placed inside, I’m afraid there will be quite a
good show…” Yao Lao teased.
“In that case, I am looking forward to it…” Xiao Yan shrugged his
shoulders. His back trembled slightly and the Purple Cloud Wings slowly
extended from his shoulders. He flapped them lightly and his body rose
abruptly before turning in midair. After which, they whizzed and he flew
off into the northern horizon.
As Xiao Yan hurried through the journey this time around, he cautiously
landed on the ground when he was passing through highly populated cities,
as he was afraid that the movement by the Purple Cloud Wings would
attract people’s attention. Other than that, he had used the Purple
Cloud Wings to hurry through most of the journey. Although hurrying
through the journey in this manner exhausted an extreme amount of Dou Qi,
it was not too much of a problem for Xiao Yan, who carried more than ten
bottles of ‘Energy Recovery Pills’ with him.
The three days flew by quickly as Xiao Yan travelled swiftly without
stopping. The Jia Nan Academy on the map was also becoming closer to
where Xiao Yan was.
Around the evening of the third day, Xiao Yan, whose entire face was
tired, suddenly felt his spirit peak. This was because Yao Lao had
suddenly opened his mouth to speak.
“Little fellow, we are approaching the Jia Nan Academy. Descend. No one
is allowed to forcefully fly within fifty kilometers of the Jia Nan
Academy. Otherwise, you will be attacked without question.”
Xiao Yan hurriedly nodded when he heard Yao Lao words. His flying speed
was greatly reduced before he slowly descended. Finally, his feet landed
on a small hill. He stood at the peak of the hill as his gaze wandered
from afar and was coincidentally able to see a barely visible small town
between two majestic huge mountains.
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As Xiao Yan observed the small town, he no longer cared about his body
being covered with dust. He swiftly rushed down the slope of the hill and
converged with that yellow soil road, which led directly to the small
There were quite a number of people walking on this yellow soil road.
These people had clearly come from the ‘Black-Corner Region’.
However, what caused Xiao Yan to feel somewhat astonished was that
although these people’s body had a fierce and brutal aura, there was
not the slightest killing intent overflowing from their faces. However,
this manner of theirs, where killing intent was hidden within their
hearts, did not appear to be of the natural kind. Instead, it appeared to
be forcefully made. Therefore, the expressions of these passersby were
really somewhat weird.
Seemingly having sensed the fixed gaze of Xiao Yan, who was off to the
side, these people also stared back ferociously, causing Xiao Yan to feel
it was a little comical. If this were to happen in the ‘Black-Corner
Region’, it was likely that these fellows would have already drawn
their knives and attacked.
“Looks like it really is indeed as teacher had said. Anyone who walks
until this point must withdraw the attitude that they have within the
‘Black-Corner Region’… Tsk tsk, that Jia Nan Academy is also quite
strong to actually be able to suppress these people, who lick blood from
their knives, until obdience has been instilled in them.” Seeing these
people forcefully suppressing their fierceness and brutality, Xiao Yan
could not help but shake his head and speak quietly in his heart.
Xiao Yan followed this yellow soil main road with lush green trees on
both sides as he slowly approached the small town. That chaotic
atmosphere within the ‘Black-Corner Region’ was indeed truly and
Ten minutes later, Xiao Yan stopped at the entrance of the small town and
lifted his head to eye the horizontal sign board on the gate of the town.
The words on it were very ordinary and very philistine. If it was placed
in the ‘Black-Corner Region’, it would definitely be torn down the
“Peace Town.” This was the first small town one would come across
when one entered the area surrounding Jia Nan Academy from the
Xiao Yan stood at the entrance of the small town. He was just about to
step into this town when he suddenly felt that the voices around him had
suddenly become much quieter. When he turned his head with some surprise,
he realized that the faces of some of the people on the road, who had
come from the ‘Black-Corner Region’ had become ghastly. Their ankles
shivered as they eyed a large tree on the left, not far from the entrance
to the small town.
The large tree was black in color with its tree top being spread in all
directions, appearing to be displaying its claws. Under the shine of the
setting sun, it emitted a faint, dark coldness. Xiao Yan’s gaze swept
over the tree and his eyes abruptly shrunk. He saw that there were some
corpses between the tree’s branches, which had been directly punctured
and hung onto it. They swayed when the breeze blew over, emitting a
creepy creaking sound.
“Is this that so called ‘Death Spirit Tree’….” Xiao Yan’s
throat rolled slowly. Cold sweat quietly dripped from his forehead.