Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-414
The scattered hair of the blue-clothed young man, appearing in front of
Xiao Yan, was rolled down. A lazy expression hung on his face, while his
body straightened. Although his appearance was not as handsome as Bai
Shan, it could still give people a harmonious feeling in their hearts. A
face that appeared harmless to human and animals made it extremely easy
for people to let their guard down when they looked at him. It was little
wonder why Xiao Yu, given her character, would be teased by this fellow
when they met for the first time.
“You are Xiao Yan, right? Xiao Yu’s younger cousin brother?” While
Xiao Yan was weighing the blue-clothed young man, the latter watched him
with a smile and asked.
“Yes.” Xiao Yan only nodded slightly, and responded when he saw that
this fellow did not display an expression similar to that of Bai Shan.
“Hee hee, we’re family, we’re family. Relax, brother Xiao Yan, I
will hold back when the match begins in a little while and will
definitely not cause you to be injured. Otherwise, I will be unlucky if
Xiao Yu is infuriated.” Lu Mu immediately laughed when he saw Xiao Yan
nodding his head and said with an extremely warm smile.
“Uh…” Xiao Yan was speechless when he heard these words. This
fellow really acted familiar all by himself. He was able to pull their
relationship to that extent despite this only being their first time
meeting. How talented.
“Since it is like this, then I will thank Senior Lu Mu very much.
However, I am also very interested in the top five spots. Is Senor Lu Mu
willing to let me have it?” Xiao Yan laughed softly.
“*Cough*… Brother Xiao Yan, everything we do should be down to earth,
so don’t be too ambitious. Even I don’t have much confidence to get
into the top five. Although you have defeated Xue Beng, you should know
that fellow’s strength can only be considered the average level in the
Qualifying Competition.” Lu Mu’s face reddened as he coughed and said
with a smile after hearing Xiao Yan’s words.
Xiao Yan could not resist smiling when he saw Lu Mu’s performance. This
fellow was also quite straightforward and was unlike that dark, cold
character Bai Shan.
“Start!” At this moment, a middle-aged man from the judge’s seat
waved his hand and yelled in a clear voice.
“Senior Lu Mu, defeat Xiao Yan!”
“Let him know the strength of Jia Nan Academy!”
The middle-aged judge’s voice had just fell when waves of cheers were
emitted from the viewing gallery. However, most of those who shouted
these words were males. Additionally, following this somewhat intense
reaction by the male students, it caused some female students, who had
some sympathy, to feel a little unhappy. No matter how one put it, the
strength that Xiao Yan had displayed yesterday was sufficient to cause
many to be shocked. Moreover, Xiao Yan was also not bad looking. His tall
body, as well as the delicate and handsome face, also attracted many
female gazes. Therefore, not long after those shouts to defeat Xiao Yan
sounded, waves of orderly clear female cheers helped Xiao Yan raise his
“Ke ke, looks like this fellow Xiao Yan is quite liked by the girls. He
has only been here for one day and there are already people cheering for
him.” Instructor Ruo Ling could not help but cover her mouth and laugh
when she heard those lovely cries.
Xun Er also smiled gently by the side.
“Xiao Yan, defeat this medicinal pot!” Xiao Yu was carried by the two
different types of cheers that had erupted on the open ground until her
face turned red. She hurriedly placed her hands by the side of her mouth
and shouted out loud.
Xiao Yan shook his head speechlessly as he heard the two opposing cheers
in the stadium that entangled unceasingly with one another. He lifted his
head, eyed Lu Mu on the opposite side and shrugged his shoulders. His
hand gently grasped the hilt of the Heavy Xuan Ruler on his back. With a
swash sound, the heavy ruler cut through the air and was tilted sideways
as it pointed toward the ground. A green-colored Dou Qi began to slowly
rise within his body and finally wrapped Xiao Yan’s entire body within
it. A powerful Qi spread out.
“Senior Lu Mu, please!”
Lu Mu was startled as he sensed the rising, powerful Qi within Xiao
Yan’s body. The lazy expression on his face immediately began to
gradually disappear. Light from his storage ring flashed out and a
metallic sword appeared. He gently lifted the sword and pointed it to
Xiao Yan. With a serious expression, he said, “Seeing the Qi of Junior
Xiao Yan, I think that you should have already advanced to the Da Dou Shi
class, right? No wonder you could easily defeat Xue Beng yesterday. Your
training talent is really outstanding.”
“I am also very interested in the top five spots and cannot give them
to you. Therefore, I can only use all my strength!”As Lu Mu’s voice
fell, a powerful force, that was not much different from the one that
came from Xiao Yan, surged out from within his body. After which, it
turned into a cluster of red flames that wrapped Lu Mu within it. From a
distance, the fiery red glow rolled and burned, much like a cluster of
The two people in the arena now were completely isolated from the noise
of the outside world. They were attentive, and their breathing was calm.
As they exchanged glances with one another, the Dou Qi that covered their
bodies appeared to be breathing as it repeatedly exhaled and shrunk.
The two people in the arena appeared to have remained quiet at the same
time. A gentle wind swept past the arena and the swords rattled!
Seemingly having sensed the fight in the arena, which would erupt at the
first move, the surrounding viewing gallery also became slightly quiet.
Two Qis, which had each shrouded half of the air within the arena,
suddenly solidified. In an instant, everyone felt their eyes become
blurry. Two shadows abruptly flashed. The sound of metal colliding and
sparks flying immediately erupted from the center of the arena.
Most of the people in the viewing gallery could only see vague black and
blue figures in the arena, as well as hear the sound of air being split
as the heavy ruler was swung. After which, they saw the crack lines on
the rock surface, which were formed as it repeatedly trembled, due to the
colliding of the Dou Qi in the arena. Although they could not see the
exact battle, no one could deny the intensity of the fight from the two
auras, which were of approximately the same level.
Within the arena, Xiao Yan’s heavy ruler swung widely. He used the
broad ruler’s body and each time he waved, there would be the sound of
strong compressed wind. At times, when it was filled with Dou Qi, the
sharp force of the ruler’s body would smash until crack lines appeared
on the ground, even without coming into contact with it. From this, it
could be seen just how terrifying the strength was when Xiao Yan swung
the heavy ruler.
The metallic sword in Lu Mu’s hand was the total opposite of Xiao
Yan’s big motion attacks. It was instead like a tricky, soft snake and
did not came into contact with Xiao Yan’s heavy ruler. Occasionally,
when they did come into contact, he would pull back at the moment of
contact and did not give the slightest opportunity for the heavy ruler to
transmit the force over.
The human figures on the open ground flashed, and their Dou Qi collided
violently. Numerous pillar-like Dou Qi waves would gush out from their
palms and finally collide together, spreading out an energy ripple which
swept away all the debris on the open ground.
“This fellow has very tight defense. Even with my sword speed, I am
actually unable to make the slightest contact with him.” The metallic
sword in Lu Mu’s hand came attacking in a lightning-like manner.
Numerous afterimages, which carried a flaming red Dou Qi, surfaced in
front of him. However, regardless of how fast Lu Mu attacked, that
enormous ruler would instantly changed its direction. Xiao Yan borrowed
the broadness of the ruler’s body and it’s extremely hard material to
easily block all ten plus afterimages.
As the fight between both parties prolonged, the laziness on Lu Mu’s
face had gradually disappeared. Only now was his face completely covered
with a serious expression. The strength that Xiao Yan had displayed was
sufficient to let him treat it with caution.
“Hu…” Lu Mu let out a long breath as his footsteps suddenly
retreated slightly. His body immediately leaned forward and the fiery red
Dou Qi on the surface of his body swiftly swarmed into the metallic
sword. In an instant, a longsword, that contained a cold glint, was
transformed into a flaming sword that emitted a high temperature.
A sleek redness also surged up onto Lu Mu’s face following the change
in the longsword. His hand suddenly trembled and a clear,
thunderbolt-like sound appeared from his joints. as the fire sword in his
hand pierced out explosively. The high temperature cut through the sky,
and even carried a faint, charred smell.
Xiao Yan’s eyes became cold when he sensed this change in the other
party’s longsword. His hands held the hilt of the Heavy Xuan Ruler
tightly and with a low cry, the heavy ruler cast a shadow as it stood in
front of him like a huge, black-colored wall.
The fiery red longsword pierced toward the black-colored huge ruler. As
this clear ring of the sword sounded, the peak of the sword suddenly
bent. The longsword swayed along with the ruler’s body and flashed out
of the boundary where the black ruler could block it. The longsword
violently cut upward and carried a fiery cold glint as it cut toward Xiao
Yan’s hand, which was holding the ruler’s hilt tightly.
Xiao Yan was startled at the other party’s longsword, which had suddenly
transformed until it was as soft and gentle as a snake. His hand swiftly
released the ruler’s hilt but his body did not pull back. Instead, he
abruptly charged forward.
When his hand left the Heavy Xuan Ruler, the Dou Qi, which was suppressed
in Xiao Yan’s body, immediately began to soar like a flood. His speed
had also greatly increased by a few times as his body turned into a black
shadow, which missed the stunned face of Lu Mu in a lightning-like
manner. At the moment when they passed each other, Xiao Yan’s elbow
abruptly smashed downward, which coincidentally smashed into Lu Mu’s
wrist. The fiery red longsword immediately fell. Lu Mu’s hand, however,
had become completely numb at this moment.
“Clang…” The longsword fell onto the ground as Lu Mu’s body
miserably rolled away, dodging the sharp kick, which Xiao Yan had
unleashed from behind him.
Xiao Yan only slowly turned around when his attack was futile and
appeared to give an unsmiling smile toward Lu Mu who had pulled back by
more than ten steps.
The lightning swift exchange finally and abruptly became slow once more.
When the students at the viewing gallery saw Lu Mu rolling a couple of
times like a pastry, their faces were involuntarily filled with
“What great speed. What strong force.” Lu Mu’s left hand lightly
touched his wrist. He used his strength and gave a pull. The corner of
his mouth shivered. After which, he shook his head with a face filled
Xiao Yan smiled. He slowly walked toward the side of the Heavy Xuan
Ruler. However, he did not place his hand on it.
“Ah, I have really underestimated you. Looks like I have no choice but
to get serious.” Lu Mu sighed. He extended his hands out of his clothes
and his gaze stared intently at Xiao Yan as he said, “You should also
know of my other identity. Alchemist… the thing I am good at is not Dou
Qi… but rather playing with fire!”
Pride flashed across Lu Mu’s face. His hands trembled and a deep,
blue-colored flame instantly seeped out, and swiftly covered his hands
within them. The high temperature caused his face to become a little
Surprise flashed across Xiao Yan’s eyes as he eyed the deep, blue
flame, which had swarmed out of Lu Mu’s hands. This should be a kind of
‘Beast Flame’. However, the words that Lu Mu had said caused a
strange, laughable feeling to surface within his heart. Playing with
fire? Hei, with his current flame controlling abilities, even a tier four
alchemist would not dare to say something absurd like playing with fire
in front of him.
“Brother Xiao Yan, you should be careful. This Blue Crystal Flame has
once wounded a strong Dou Ling.”
Xiao Yan’s smile was strange as he raised his head and watched the
proud face of Lu Mu. He nodded slightly and under a countless number of
gazes, his long white hand also slipped slowly out of his black robe.
After which, he obtained a purple-colored Danwan from his storage ring
and stuffed it into his mouth. He then began chewing.
Xiao Yan chewed for a moment before his middle finger and thumb gently
rubbed across each other. A clear snapping sound appeared in the stadium.
Following the rubbing movement of the two fingers, Xiao Yan opened his
mouth. A cluster of purple flames were immediately spat out in front of
many shocked eyeballs. His right hand swayed, and the purple-colored
flame was suspended over his palm.
Xiao Yan eyed the purple-colored flame leaping like an elf before raising
his face. His actions, caused the entire stadium to descend into a
silence. On the opposite side, the originally proud faced Lu Mu had also
become stunned at this moment.
“Ke ke, Senior Lu Mu. I’m sorry. What I specialized in is also not
Dou Qi… but rather playing with fire!”