Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-465
One could only see a faint, white fog shrouding the spacious interior of
the ancient tower. At the edge of the white fog stood the figure of an
old man who was breathing quite heavily.
At this moment, Elder Liu’s face was swiftly changing between different
colors. At times, he was shocked, at times he was alarmed, appearing
extremely wonderful to look at. More than half of the robe he was wearing
had also been incinerated. The smell of burned skin came from his hair.
From his overall appearance, this Elder, who possessed quite a high
position in the Inner Academy, was currently reduced to a miserable state.
At this moment, the other older students, who had moved aside to dodge
the fire within the hall, finally recovered from their earlier panic.
However, by the time they recovered and threw their gazes toward the area
where the explosion had erupted from, they coincidentally saw the
miserable looking Elder Liu. Immediately, their hearts, which had just
recovered, were once again reclaimed by a dullness.
There was an extremely strict requirement on one’s strength to be able
to become a tower guardian Elder in the Inner Academy. Hence, all the the
Elders within the tower were, without exception, people with extremely
Although there was some shocking and exciting geniuses in the Inner
Academy who were able to stand shoulder to shoulder with some Elders
after undergoing tough training, these people were definitely an
extremely rare existence. Moreover, each and every one of them had
reached such achievement after training in the Inner Academy for four to
five years. However, at this moment, Elder Liu had ended up in such a
miserable state at the hands of a new student, who had just entered the
Inner Academy less than three days ago. This scene was basically more
shocking and difficult to believe compared to Xiao Yan leading the new
students to rob the older students.
The shock on Han Yue’s face continued for a minute before it was
finally gradually withdrawn. Her pupils swept toward the place shrouded
by white fog. There was an additional bizarreness in her originally cold
and indifferent gaze. This new student was indeed very interesting.
The silence in the ancient tower was suddenly broken by a coughing sound.
Elder Liu’s gaze stared intently at the cluster of permeating white
fog. He immediately lowered his head and dusted off his clothes, which
were burned until they were in tatters and smiled as he said, “What a
great Xiao Yan. No wonder the geezers were also so secretive when they
mentioned you. It is actually because of that. You are really a fellow
blessed by the heavens. There is not a single Elder in this tower who
would not want to obtain this thing…”
It was natural that the older students in the tower would not understand
Elder Liu’s words. However, they were able to grasp something. This
Xiao Yan seemed to have something mysterious that even the Elders desired
Elder Liu waved his sleeves gently. He had just scattered the
white-colored fog that spread in front of him when two soft footsteps
were transmitted out from within the fog. This caused him to stop his
hand movement and stare intently at the fog.
The sound of footsteps reverberated within the ancient tower. Everyone
scrambled to turn their gazes toward the fog covered area, where the
sound of footsteps originated. No matter how one put it, the powerful
force that Xiao Yan had displayed earlier was sufficient to cause them to
forget his identity as a new student. They did not know that this
strength was not controlled by Xiao Yan and it was instead energy
erupting from the ‘Green Lotus Core Flame’ in an act to protect its
owner. If they were to let Xiao Yan control the ‘Green Lotus Core
Flame’ by himself, and once again unleash a strength that could force
Elder Liu into this manner, the chances of him failing would be more than
As the sound of footsteps within the white fog become increasingly
audible, a vague human figure slowly surfaced. Finally, the figure
stepped out of the white fog and appeared under everyone’s gazes.
A young man in black robes was carrying a huge black ruler that was as
tall as him. His left hand was carrying Wu Hao, who appeared to have
already fainted. He frowned slightly as his gaze slowly swept over the
surrounding crowd. With the exception of a few who were not weak, those
older students, whose gazes collided with his, mostly became evasive due
to the shock and awe they felt from the earlier explosion.
“Tsk tsk, to actually be able to rely on your own strength to wake up
from the first grilling of the Heart Flame. Xiao Yan, you are the first
person in many years to do so.” Seeing Xiao Yan, who had already
returned to his normal condition, Elder Liu was startled and immediately
“And you are?” Xiao Yan opened his mouth and asked somewhat
uncertainly as he eyed the old man, who appeared in an extremely
miserable state in front of him.
“Ke ke, I am the Elder for the first level of the ‘Blazing Sky Qi
Refining Tower.’ You can directly call me Elder Liu.” Elder Liu
laughed. The kind of stern berating that he used on the other older
students was actually completely absent from his words. Just this
treatment which Xiao Yan had received caused the surrounding students to
mutter to themselves. Within the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower,’ and
even the entire Inner Academy, the position of an Elder was extremely
high. In this place, no student would dare to go against what an Elder
said. Of course, this was with the exception of some outstanding people.
This was because it was very possible for these outstanding people to
take on the position of Elder, and become the same level as them. Within
the Inner Academy, even the Elders also had to rope in strong people into
their camps in consideration of their future.
After all, the Elders in the Inner Academy were not completely of the
same faction. In any place, fighting was unavoidable. Perhaps it was
because of power, perhaps it was because of profits or perhaps it was
because of other things…
“Oh, Elder Liu, what happened?” Xiao Yan nodded his head as he came
to a sudden understanding. He eyed Elder Liu’s appearance, and could
not help but feel a little strange as he asked.
“Uh… nothing. An accident happened while carelessly controlling a
flame.” Elder Liu’s eyebrows could not help but twitch a couple of
times when he was asked this question by the instigator. Immediately, he
laughed dryly and shook his head. He did not suspect that Xiao Yan was
pretending to be stupid. The terrifying flame which had erupted from Xiao
Yan earlier may have been extremely terrifying, but in the eyes of Elder
Liu, who had played with fire for his entire life, he understood that it
was merely an autonomous counter attack of ‘that thing.’ It was not
really Xiao Yan’s fault.
“Then this friend of mine?” Xiao Yan pointed at Wu Hao, whom he was
carrying. At this moment, the latter was in an unconscious state.
“He’s fine. It is just that he is a little exhausted because he was
grilled by the Heart Flame. He will be fine after resting for a night.”
Elder Liu smiled and explained.
“Grilled by the Heart Flame?” The foreign words caused Xiao Yan to
knit his eyebrows together once again.
“Ke ke, you are new to the Inner Academy. Hence you don’t know some
of the rules of the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower.’ If you have the
time, would you like me to tell you about them?” Elder Liu smiled and
“In that case… Elder Liu, thank you very much.” Xiao Yan hesitated
a little when he heard this, but agreed nonetheless. Being a newcomer, he
should indeed gain some understanding about the most mysterious place
within the Inner Academy. This would be in order to facilitate those new
students from ‘Pan Gate’ to get in touch with opportunities as soon
as possible, swiftly raise their overall strength and enabling them to
have sufficient qualifications to survive in the Inner Academy, where the
“It’s fine. This is also where my duty lies.” Elder Liu waved his
hands. His gaze turned toward the students observing from around him and
his smiling face could not help but sink. He cried out, “Why are all of
you still around here? Are you not going to go train as soon as possible?
If you feel that you have sufficient training time, I can help all of you
shift from your position.”
Hearing Elder Liu’s cry, the surrounding students hurriedly shook their
heads. After which, they swiftly rushed toward various spots within the
ancient tower. They were afraid that if they were late, they might really
end up having their position, which they had obtained with difficulty,
swapped away by the former.
Seeing these older students, who acted proudly in front of the new
students, being as obedient as lambs in Elder Liu’s hands, Xiao Yan
could not help but feel that it was a little funny. However, on top of
him feeling that it was funny, the weight of this Elder Liu in his heart
had increased a lot. If it was not because he held actual authority
within the Inner Academy, those arrogant older students would definitely
not be so tame.
“Ke ke, these bastards are all very haughty. If you are not a little
more stern, no one will listen to you.” Elder Liu smiled and said to
Xiao Yan after sending off the surrounding crowd.
Xiao Yan smiled but did not voice any opinions regarding this.
“Come, come, Xiao Yan. I will introduce a person to you.” Elder
Liu’s gaze swept once across this level of the ancient tower before he
pulled Xiao Yan toward a lady in a silver-colored dress. From her
appearance, she was that Han Yue who had the qualification to enter the
sixth level of the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’ to train.
“This is Han Yue. She has already entered the Inner Academy for three
years and can be considered your senior. Ke ke, her strength is also not
ordinary. Moreover, she formed the ‘Moon Spirit’ faction within the
Inner Academy. Her strength is not weak. There are few factions that dare
to provoke her in the Inner Academy.” Elder Liu smiled as he introduced
her after arriving in front of the silver-dressed lady.
Surprise flashed across Xiao Yan’s face as he heard Elder Liu’s
introduction. His gaze sized-up this lady called Han Yue. During their
first encounter, the latter’s icy mountain snow lotus like cold and
indifferent disposition left him with a somewhat deep impression. The
most shocking thing was this lady’s strength. Although he could not see
the other party’s strength with his naked eye, due to his strong
Spiritual Strength, Xiao Yan was able to vaguely sense that this
silver-haired woman was much stronger than Luo Hou!
“This inner academy does indeed have hidden dragons and tigers. It is
really unexpected that the other party, being a female, would have this
kind of strength. Looks like this place… is indeed not an easy place to
muddle along.” Xiao Yan bitterly laughed in his heart. However, Xiao
Yan did not reveal anything on his appearance. He placed Wu Hao, whom he
was carrying, onto the ground before extending his hand and smiled as he
said, “Nice to meet you, Senior Han Yue.”
Seeing Xiao Yan extending his hand toward Han Yue, Elder Liu could not
help but be stilled. Knowing the latter’s character, he naturally
understood that this lady, who had always had an extreme obsession for
cleanliness, had some resistance to coming into contact with a man’s
skin. Even when fighting with others, she would use Dou Qi to firmly wrap
herself. Having an obsession of cleanliness to such an extent really
caused people to be quite speechless.
However, without waiting for Elder Liu to voice an obstruction, the lady
called Han Yue hesitated for a moment before rolling out a white,
jade-like wrist from the silver-colored sleeves. After which, she gently
held Xiao Yan’s hand under Elder Liu’s stunned gaze. As they touched
lightly and parted, a cool voice, like a spring flowing down a snowy
mountain, was clearly emitted.
“Nice to meet you…”
When these few gazes from the ancient tower were shot over from all
directions and saw their hands make contact, they were all startled.
Immediately, boiling and jealous gazes focused on that black-robed young
man, who caused them to gnash their teeth.