Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-405
The dense, dark aura emitted from that strange ‘Death Spirit Tree’
caused everyone, who had stopped at the entrance of the small town, to
feel a chill in their bones. In the ‘Black-Corner Region’, the name
of the ‘Death Spirit Tree’ had nearly already reached a stage where
one would tremble with fear just from hearing its name. Many of the
people, who had lived in the ‘Black-Corner Region’ for some years,
would not forget the deadly and bloody battle between the ‘Black-Corner
Region’ and Jia Nan Academy. There weren’t many people who really
paid much attention to the reason for why that bloody battle began . The
only thing that people knew was after that bloody battle, the corpses of
two strong Dou Wangs and one Dou Huang were hung on this ‘Death Spirit
Tree’ with a incomparably cruel method…
From that day on, the area around Jia Nan Academy descended into a quiet
region that was incomparable with the outside world. There were no longer
any strong people from the ‘Black-Corner Region’ who dared to carry a
face filled with killing intent and charge into these small towns. Even
though there were a few riots, the people who were involved in it would
become a corpse which was fixed onto the ‘Death Spirit Tree’ within
During these years, the notoriety of the ‘Death Spirit Tree’ had
nearly spread throughout the entire ‘Black-Corner Region’. Therefore
even those diabolical people seldom had the courage to enter this place,
which was like digging their own grave.
Xiao Yan stood at the entrance of the small town and inhaled a deep
breath of air. The chillness in his heart was banished. He ignored those
people, who hesitated and didn’t dare to enter the town, and lifted his
foot before stepping into this ‘Peace Town’, which represented the
entrance into Jia Nan Academy.
The moment when Xiao Yan’s footstep had just stepped into the ‘Peace
Town’, he sensed a strange undulation sweeping through him.
Ignoring the undulation which carried the taste of an inspection, Xiao
Yan raised his head and eyed the street of the small town. There were
quite a number of people on the street, with various different stalls
placed on either side. Some children were shuttling about as they played
roughly and laughed. This serene atmosphere of harmony was too drastic of
an appearance from the ‘Black-Corner Region’.
Those people on the street naturally discovered Xiao Yan, who had walked
in through the entrance of the town. Although their eyes had a cautious
light to them, they did not have an overly frightened reaction.
Xiao Yan’s gaze swept over the street. He was just about to step onto
it, when his heart suddenly moved. As he lifted his head and threw his
gaze toward the rooftops of the houses in the town, only to see more than
ten shadows briskly rushing toward the direction of the town’s entrance
A moment later, over ten human figures flashed and appeared at the small
town’s main entrance. Their gazes swept across Xiao Yan and the others.
Among them, a middle-aged man, who was presumably the leader, said
faintly, “Anyone who wants to enter ‘Peace Town’ must report their
identity, name, etc. Otherwise, they will be directly expelled.”
Xiao Yan’s eyes drifted across these ten plus human figures. He
realized that other than the middle-aged man, who was the leader, there
were male and females among the other ten plus people present. However,
they were all very young. From their appearances, they appeared to be
around twenty two or twenty three years old.
These young people were wearing the same pale-blue-colored clothes.
Additionally, they wore an azure-colored badge on the chest area of their
clothes. Within the badge was a dagger that was contaminated with some
bright-red, liquid blood.
At this moment, these ten plus young people were using an alert and faint
discriminating gaze as they stared at Xiao Yan and the rest.
“Additionally, after you have reported your name and identity, you will
consume this medicinal pill.” The middle-aged man waved his hand, and a
bottle of pale-red medicinal pills appeared in his hand. He carelessly
glanced at everyone people who had just arrived from the ‘Black-Corner
Region’ whose expressions had changed slightly as he coldly spoke,
“Rest assured that this is not some poison. It is a medicinal pill
refined by the alchemist department in the academy that senses killing
intent. If you all possess killing intent within your hearts while you
are within the academy’s borders, this medicinal pill will emit a red
glow from within your bodies. Our Law Enforcement Unit will follow this
red glow and come searching for you. You should all know how our Jia Nan
Academy deals with those who bring the practices of the ‘Black-Corner
Region’ into this place… Before you all plan to leave the small town,
you can go to the heart of the town to obtain the antidote. However, once
the antidote is in your hands, there will be the Law Enforcement Unit
supervising you all the way out of the town.”
When they heard the words of the middle-aged man, the faces of the people
at the entrance of the town could not help but change. With their
sensitive nerves from frequently living on a knife’s edge, how was it
possible for them to swallow an unknown medicinal pill? Was that not
equivalent to putting their lives into another person’s hands?
However, just as some unruly people could not resist wanting to retort,
the ten plus men and women behind the middle-aged man immediately let out
a choking sound. They then drew the longswords that they carried on their
waists in an orderly manner. Dou Qi of different colors seeped out from
within their bodies as they finally pointed the tip of their swords
toward the entrance of the town. They clearly had the thought of directly
attacking and expelling those people, should there be any disagreement.
“The rules of the ‘Peace Town’ have always been like this. If you
don’t want to, then don’t enter. Otherwise, if you enter and go
against the rules, there might be more decorations to hang on the
‘Death Spirit Tree’.” The middle-aged man held out his hand as he
spoke indifferently. As his words fell, a powerful force slowly began
seeping out from within his body.
“This person’s strength should be at least above a seven star Da Dou
Shi…” Xiao Yan softly muttered as he sensed the powerful force
originating from the middle-aged man.
Seeing that the other party did not ease up, a fierce air involuntarily
surged onto the faces of the people at the entrance of the town. However,
when the corner of their eyes drifted toward the ‘Death Spirit Tree’
at the side, their entire bodies trembled as they felt a chill. The
fierce aura, which they had just brewed, disappeared immediately and
completely. They gritted their teeth and some people, who were still
unwilling to swallow the medicinal pill, helplessly left.
As those people left, the remaining ones could only enter despite being
unwilling. After which, they walked toward the middle-aged man and
reported their names, took a pale-red medicinal pill and swallowed it in
front of the Law Enforcement Unit.
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The middle-aged man’s indifferent expression only became slightly less
dark when he eyed those people obediently swallowing the medicinal pill.
However, he appeared to look badly upon everyone from the ‘Black-Corner
Region’. Therefore, he did not display any nice expressions from
beginning to end.
“That… do the students of the academy need to eat this thing?” A
young man in front of the middle-aged man suddenly asked when the latter
habitually handed the medicinal pill to the former.
“Uh?” When they heard these words, the surrounding people, as well as
the ten plus members of the Law Enforcement Unit, cast their stunned
gazes over. As he eyed the young man’s delicate and handsome face, the
middle-aged man asked with a face filled with doubt, “You say that you
are a student of this academy?”
“Back then, after I passed the student recruitment test, I took leave
for a period of time. Therefore, I could only come by myself…” Xiao
Yan shrugged his shoulders, smiled and replied.
“You have passed through the ‘Black-Corner Region’ by yourself in
order to come here?” The middle-aged man was immediately blank when he
heard this. His face was filled with shock. It should be known that
usually, the new students of the academy would be escorted by some people
sent by the academy all the way in after arriving just outside of the
‘Black-Corner Region’. After all, a group of new students, who had
just left their cottage, might not even be able to walk out of the Great
Plains of the Black Region before they were finished off by a countless
number of hidden knives. Afterall,this kind of chaotic place was
somewhere people were eaten with their bones.
Xiao Yan simply smiled and nodded his chin slightly when faced with the
strange gazes of the middle-aged man and the ten plus young male and
Seeing that Xiao Yan nodded his head, the astonishment in the middle-aged
man’s eyes became even more abundant. His gaze swept up and down Xiao
Yan as he said, “Report your name, age, and recruitment instructor.”
“Xiao Yan, eighteen, instructor…” Xiao Yan blinked his eyes. The
mature woman who was as gentle as soft water back then surfaced in his
mind. He could not help but say with a smile, “Instructor Ruo Ling.”
“Eighteen years old? You dare to cross the ‘Black-Corner Region’ at
only eighteen years old? Little fellow, regardless of whether you are
speaking the truth, it is the first time that I have seen anyone with
such boldness.” The middle-aged man waved his hand. He was just about
to turn around and instruct the people to investigate, when the
expression of a young person, whose eyebrows were knit tightly together
as he bitterly thought of something, changed abruptly. He cried out
involuntarily, “Xiao Yan? Don’t tell me that you are that Xiao Yan
from the Jia Ma Empire who had taken two years of leave in one go?”
The involuntary cry of the young person caused the people around him to
be blank. Immediately, their faces were filled with a sudden
understanding. They threw a somewhat strange gaze at Xiao Yan. Everyone
in the academy had heard of the name of this thorn-like student who had
taken two years of leave before he even entered the academy in this one
year. Of course, the reason for Xiao Yan’s name being able to be deeply
rooted within the hearts of the people at the Jia Nan Academy was
naturally because he had a great relationship to Xun Er…
“Xiao Yan? That Xiao Yan ge-ge of junior Xun Er?” After the few young
people were stunned for a moment, there was suddenly an additional
unknown meaning within the gaze they used to look at Xiao Yan. This kind
of expression was something that Xiao Yan had once seen in Young Master
Jia Lie’s eyes back at Wu Tan City.
TL: ge-ge – older brother or an older male friend (latter meaning is used
by females in an affectionate manner
“Hei, this girl… I haven’t even come to the academy but she ended
up creating all these inexplicable love rivals for me?” Xiao Yan was
immediately ammused as he eyed the expressions in the young men’s eyes.
In his heart, he felt neither able to laugh nor cry as he shook his head.
“If you are speaking about the Xiao Yan from Wu Tan City of the Jia Ma
Empire, then it should be me.” Xiao Yan spread out his hands at the
middle-aged man, whose face was similarly surprised as he spoke with a
“You should first come with us to the administrative office to check
the records. If what you said is true, you don’t need to consume this
thing. Oh right, I am called Huo De and I am the section leader of the
second section of the Jia Nan Academy Law Enforcement Unit and also a
Huang class instructor at the academy.” When Xiao Yan had mentioned the
name Wu Tan City, the middle-aged man believed him a little more.
However, in order to be safe, he still needed to have Xiao Yan follow him
to the academy administrative office in the town.
“Instructor Huo De.” Xiao Yan greeted him. After seeing Huo De
nodding his head, Xiao Yan followed him under the strange gazes of the
ten plus Law Enforcement Personnel.
“Hey, is that fellow really Xiao Yan?” The ten plus academy’s Law
Enforcement Personnel eyed Xiao Yan’s back as they followed at a
distance, neither far nor near, behind Huo De. They could not help but
begin to engage in private conversations.
“Looks like it should be the truth. He does not seem to be very
handsome. Why does Junior Xun Er constantly think of him? She even
directly rejected being wooed by our head because of him.”
“You should not really underestimate this Xiao Yan. Being able to
charge into the ‘Black-Corner Region’ alone and safely arrive here is
sufficient to explain something. At the very least, if we were to have a
short stay of ten days to half a month within the ‘Black-Corner
Region’, I dare not guarantee that my hands and feet would still be
safe and sound.” A young man, whose face was ordinary, stared at Xiao
Yan’s back, then glanced at his companions as he said faintly.
This ordinary looking young man appeared to have quite a great reputation
in the Law Enforcement Unit. Therefore, when the other ten plus members
of the Law Enforcement Unit were startled when they heard these words of
him. They also nodded silently. As the first small town, which came into
contact with the ‘Black-Corner Region’, they had seen many of those
lunatics from the ‘Black-Corner Region’ everyday.