Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-408
TL: Make an example of others
The black-colored shadow carried a terrifying force and abruptly appeared
in front of Xue Beng. A slight ripple surfaced in the air around any area
where the fist passed. An endless number of ear-piercing explosions
sounded, like that of muffled thunder.
Under Xiao Yan’s ferocious attack, that was like a thunderbolt, one
could hear the cracking sound repeatedly being erupted from the hard
ground. Numerous crack lines began to swiftly spread out from Xiao
Yan’s feet under a countless number of shocked gazes.
The speed which Xiao Yan used to attack was as fast as lightning.
However, Xue Beng was also not a person who relied solely on their
tongue. Although he was shocked within his heart at the strength that
Xiao Yan had displayed, his reaction was not slow either. When Xiao
Yan’s fist was swiftly expanding in front of his eyes, he did not
hesitate even a little as he gave up the long lance, which the other
party had clamped onto. He took a small step back and tapped his finger
onto his storage ring. A silver-colored long lance that was completely
made from steel instantly appeared in his hand.
With the lance landing in his hands, Xue Beng’s fighting intent, which
had greatly shrunk due to being shocked by Xiao Yan’s terrifying
attack, swiftly soared. A low, angry roar was emitted from his throat and
the Dou Qi in his body was circulated to its limit at this very moment. A
pale-red-colored Dou Qi splurted out of his body and finally formed a
red-colored Dou Qi cloak on the surface of his body.
Xue Beng’s hands similarly did not even have the slightest pause as the
Dou Qi flowed within his body. The tip of the lance shook and actually
formed more than ten afterimages. The red glow surged like a storm and
the afterimages abruptly came together. Finally, the entire long lance
turned into an eye-piercing, red glow that pierced explosively toward
Xue Beng roared softly within his heart. The fierce forward momentum of
the long lance in his hand pierced directly at Xiao Yan’s fist. As the
lance’s body trembled, a red glow swarmed forward one wave after
another. The hot air was like a red colored wave of fire.
Under the watch of a countless number of people in the open ground, an
eye-piercing red glow carried a monstrous wave of air. This kind of
momentum caused quite a number of people to create an uproar. He was
indeed a top student, who had the qualification to participate in the
Inner Academy Qualification Competition. This kind of ferocious force
might well be able to catch up with those strong people who had just
entered the Da Dou Shi class.
The red-colored glow was swiftly enlarged in those dark, black eyes. Xiao
Yan sensed the heated force that came pouncing over but his expression
still remained calm. During the two years, the opponents whom he
exchanged blows with were mostly strong people that far surpassed him. He
had even seen attacks that were tens or hundreds of times stronger than
this. Therefore, wanting him to withdraw because of an attack of this
level was undoubtedly an idiot talking in his dreams. However, the acute
ability the opponent had to be able to unleash a full force resistance
within such a short amount of time did cause Xiao Yan to be a little
startled. But… that was all.
Xiao Yan’s fist trembled slightly. The green-colored Dou Qi surged out
abruptly and finally swiftly agglomerated into a green-colored cuticle
layer on his fist.
“No matter how you struggle today, there is only one path for you!”
The strength of the fist which was covered by a green-colored cuticle
suddenly soared greatly. Xiao Yan lifted the corner of his mouth, and
finally did not show any mercy or sluggishness as he swung his right arm.
His fist smashed forward explosively and heavily collided with the tip of
Xue Beng’s lance in front of the eyes of countless number of people.
The two came into contact. Instantly, a loud, explosion of sound was
emitted from the battleground. The hard rock surface of the ground where
the two people collided was directly shattered into powder with a bang.
Crack lines repeatedly spread out like a spider web.
“Ka Cha! (crack)”
The powder soared into the air from the ground. In an instant after the
fist and the lance came into contact, a clear metal cracking ‘ka cha’
sound was suddenly emitted from the point of contact. A human figure
suddenly shot backward, out of the faint dust. He wildly vomited a
mouthful of bright red fresh blood. After his body landed heavily on the
ground, he actually nestled on the ground and rolled over the ground for
over ten meters before he finally came to a stop.
Countless number of gazes hurriedly moved to the human figure that had
been launched backward and swept over it. When their gazes saw the person
who had flew backward in defeat, the entire open ground instantly
descended into silence.
At the edge of the open ground, Xue Beng’s upper garments were
basically shattered into pieces by the colliding force. His entire body
was covered with blue-black dust, created from the rock fragments
shooting at his body. The remaining blood trace by the corner of his
mouth caused him to appear exceptionally miserable. Of course, what
shocked people the most was the long lance, held in Xue Beng’s blood
covered hands, had broken into two. The crack line of the lance clearly
showed that it was directly broken by a strong force.
Being able to still use one fist to forcefully break a long lance made of
steel after a nine star Dou Shi displayed a Xuan class Dou Technique.
This attack was something that even some Da Dou Shi present would have
difficulty doing. However, this Xue Beng, who had some reputation even
within this Jia Nan Academy, was directly attacked by a new student, who
had just come to the academy with this most raved tactic.
As they watched the edge of the open ground where Xue Beng was having a
difficult time struggling to get up and then at the broken long lance,
some of the people, who had certain thoughts, immediately felt a cold
feeling surge out from within their hearts. From the looks of the
strength which Xiao Yan had displayed, this new student who had taken a
full two years leave was indeed not an ordinary person.
The dust above the open ground slowly fell. A young man wearing a black
robe slowly walked out. The robe on his body, which was so tidy that
there was not even the slightest fold, was two extremes when compared to
Xue Beng, who was in an extremely dire state. From this, anyone, as long
as they were not too stupid, could clearly understand that the strength
of this young man called Xiao Yan had far surpassed Xue Beng!
Xue Beng’s current strength was a nine star Dou Shi. Since Xiao Yan
defeated him, then… his strength was at least that of a strong Da Dou
As they thought of this possibility, the crowded viewing gallery
immediately emitted the sound of people inhaling a breath of cold air.
The gaze that they used to look at Xiao Yan clearly had an additional
unknown meaning behind it. A Da Dou Shi at this age. Even in this entire
Jia Nan Academy, those were considered the outstanding people who were
the cream of the crop!
“Very… very strong…”
The mouths of Xiao Yu and the others in the viewing gallery were wide
open. Their faces were filled with shock as they watched the skinny back,
who was standing straight and tall, on the open ground. A young lady
sitting in the back could not resist muttering involuntarily as her eyes
started seeing stars. Who could imagine that Xue Beng, whose strength was
around that of a nine star Dou Shi, was defeated by one punch in a
decisive manner after only one exchange. This was in spite of him
unleashing his strongest Dou Technique!”
Originally, they were still discussing just how many exchanges Xiao Yan
could hold out for. However, their discussion had yet to come to a close
when this ending, that caused them to be stupefied, appeared in the
“This fellow… isn’t his improvement over these two years a little too
quick?” Xiao Yu said with a bitter smile.
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Instructor Ruo Ling, off to the side, slowly recovered from her shock.
She eyed the back of the young man in the battleground. Even at this
moment, she was still somewhat in disbelief. This thorn-like student, who
had missed two years of education, at the academy had actually broken
through a top student of the Xuan class. Moreover, the method he used to
defeat the opponent was actually the strongest and most direct kind.
As Instructor Ruo Ling recalled the thunder-like punch earlier, she
questioned herself. If it was her instead, it was likely that she would
not be able to completely endure it. Instructor Ruo Ling suddenly laughed
bitterly as she thought like this in his heart. Two years ago, that
little fellow in Wu Tan City, who had used all of his methods in order to
walk out from under her hands after twenty rounds and was now displaying
attacks that even she herself must carefully consider before she dared to
guarantee if she could endure it. This improvement speed… was really
“No wonder he can let such an outstanding girl like Xun Er constantly
bear him in mind. This fellow really does have some capital.”
Instructor Ruo Ling tilted her head and eyed the pretty face of Xun Er,
which contained a smile, while Ruo Ling muttered in her heart.
At one side of the viewing gallery, Bai Shan crossed his hands in front
of his chest. His brows were knit slightly together as he eyed the
black-robed young man, who was standing up straight, in the middle of the
open ground. He slowly exhaled a breath a long while later and said with
a faint smile, “Not bad, you do indeed have some ability. The current
you has the qualifications to let me raise you to a position where I have
to take you seriously. I hope that you can endure a few more rounds. When
that time comes, I want to personally fight you if there is a chance…”
“A strong rival, but, she will definitely be mine!” Bai Shan gaze
turned toward the direction where Xun Er was at. He softly muttered as he
watched her wearing a pale-green dress. While being surrounded by a group
of females, she appeared much as an elegant young lady like a lone lotus
“Ah, that fellow has a very sharp and powerful fist. Even Xue Beng’s
‘Overlapping Waves’ could not withstand it for even a moment. I think
that his strength should be around a three star Da Dou Shi.” The
red-clothed young lady, whose figure was as enchanting as a demon, used
her eyes, which emitting a slyness, as she eyed Xue Beng, who was
defeated in an extremely crisp manner. She could not help but speak with
“Ah, it really is a sharp and powerful fist. Moreover, he even knows
how to agglomerate energy to the different parts of his body and use it
to increase his attacking and defensive strength. This is only possible
if one has an excellent control over Dou Qi. On this point, he could even
be comparable with you.” The old man beside her nodded slightly. His
voice similarly contained some surprise.
“Ke ke, now you know just what kind of judgement that girl, Xun Er,
has? This fellow is no ordinary person. I think that even if you or Bai
Shan were to face him, no one would know just who would obtain
victory.” The old man glanced at the skinny back on the battleground
and said with a deeper meaning behind his words.
“Oh?” The hair-thin, curved, willow eyebrows of the red-clothed young
lady rose when she heard this. She laughed in a spoiled fashion, “I
want to find an opportunity to fight him. If I win, I want him to let me
have Xun Er…”
“You… you, this brat. There are so many outstanding men wooing you.
It is fine that you don’t like them but why are you harassing Xun Er?
Must you throw away all my old face before you are satisfied?” The old
man was immediately furious when he heard the red-clothed young lady
words as he whispered angrily.
“What is so good about those stinky men? Which of them would pursue me
if it were not for this face of mine?” The red-clothed young lady
pursed up her lips. Her delicate hand rubbed that sly elf-like pretty
face as she spoke with disdain.
The old man was so furious at this lawless young lady that fumes were
emitted from the seven holes of his body. However, he was helpless and
could only swing his sleeves and continue to turn his gaze back toward
Within the battleground, Xiao Yan glanced at Xue Beng, who was at the
edge of the open ground. The latter no longer had any strength to fight.
Only then did Xiao Yan turn his head toward the judges’ seats and smile
as he asked,“May I inquire if I have won this round?”
“Ke ke. Of course, yes.” A gray-robed old man on the judge’s seat
smiled as he looked at Xiao Yan. His eyes contained an unknown feeling
within them as he nodded.
When he heard those words, Xiao Yan bowed slightly. He shook his hands in
front of the tens of thousands of gazes and the Heavy Xuan Ruler came
flying over to him. After which, he grabbed it with one hand, flicked his
wrist and inserted it on his back. He lifted his head to see that
smiling, green-clothed young lady and some warm feelings rose in his
heart. His feet pressed against the ground and his body gently leaped
down the competition stage. Finally, he jumped toward the place where the
Huang Class – Second Class was seated.
“Sorry. I am late…”
Xiao Yan watched the beautiful young lady standing prettily in front of
him. That face had been deeply imprinted in a deep region of his heart
during these two years. He ignored the numerous fiery gazes around him as
he rubbed his head and said gently in a somewhat apologetic manner.
Xun Er lifted her pretty face and stared at that delicate and handsome
face, which had less innocence and tenderness, but more matureness and
perseverance compared to two years ago. A beautiful smile, that could
turn all living beings upside down, suddenly appeared on her face. She
immediately did an action that caused everyone’s sight to be as dull as
a wooden chicken.
The young lady in the academy, who had never displayed any action toward
any man that was beyond those normal for an ordinary friend, opened her
hands slightly. After which, she leaped into the warm embrace, which she
had parted with for two years, greedily absorbing the warm feeling.