Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-467
The unusual sound was like flashing lightning that repeatedly spread and
resounded within the black hole. An instant later, the somewhat dark
environment suddenly brightened. The temperature in the air also rose
swiftly. An extremely frightening and ancient aura slowly surfaced from
within the black hole. Finally, it appeared to be like the lightning
which tore open the dark night, erupting from the nearly endless profound
Xiao Yan’s face stiffened as he eyed that exit of the hole. His throat
involuntarily rolled once.
At this moment, the area that was two meters above the hole had become
extremely distorted. Although the space had become extremely distorted,
one could not see anything using the naked eye. Other than that distorted
space and the repeated hissing sound, the entire area turned slightly
strange because of this scene.
Elder Liu’s face was also extremely solemn. He repeatedly pulled Xiao
Yan and stepped back. When his eyes looked at the distorted space, fear
flashed across them. Although he could not see what exactly was there, he
had also heard some things after being an Elder in the tower for so many
years. Hence, he also knew just how terrifying the thing within the deep
The naked eyes could not see anything, but Xiao Yan’s pair of pupils,
which was covered by the ‘Green Lotus Core Flame,’ was able to
clearly see the frightening thing that sprang from within the dark hole.
Immediately, his body, which was being dragged back by Elder Liu,
With those pupils that contained the green-colored flames, Xiao Yan
clearly saw that the thing that had violently surfaced from the endless
darkness was actually an enormous fire python, which was shockingly over
ten meters thick and had an unknown length…
The body of the fire python was covered by twisted flames. It widened its
large mouth. Fangs, that were as large as Xiao Yan’s thigh, carried a
distorted ripple. A pair of enormous triangular eyes had invisible flames
being repeatedly spit out of them. These flames were no stranger to Xiao
Yan. This was because he had tasted the bitterness of this flame earlier.
Of course, the thing that appeared in his heart had been just a wisp of
shapeless flame. Compared to this enormous python, which appeared to be
completely agglomerated from fire, what he felt before was undoubtedly
the difference between a firefly and a bright moon. As he felt the
strength of the fire python, Xiao Yan did not doubt that even an elite
Dou Huang would likely be instantly turned into ashes should his body
come into contact with it!
The fire python carried a ferocious roar as it shot out from the
darkness. However, just as it was about to reach a spot, five meters
above the entrance of the black hole, the surrounding space abruptly
began to fluctuate. With the help of the green flame, Xiao Yan could
vaguely see that the space surrounding the black hole appeared to become
extremely distorted as it formed a spatial cage at this very moment. The
invisible fire python may have massive strength, but when it collided
with its spatial restraints, it merely caused the cage to ripple a
little. There was no other effect.
Realizing that it was hopeless to attempt to break free, the fire python
could not help but become a little crazed. Invisible flames were spat out
from its enormous mouth in all directions and it repeatedly incinerated
the spatial cage. Unfortunately, no matter how it burned, that space cage
still stood very firmly!
After wildly struggling for a while, the invisible fire python was
finally exhausted. It faced the sky, and let out a hissing sound that
contained its furious rage. After which, one could only see that the
space repeatedly distorted as the fire python once again became meek and
drilled back into the deep dark hole.
As the fire python disappeared, the space cage finally became thinner and
Elder Liu heaved a sigh of relief when he sensed the surrounding
temperature falling. He muttered, “That was close, but why did this
thing suddenly awaken?”
Beside him, Xiao Yan also gradually recovered from the shock. The
green-colored flame in his eyes swiftly withdrew as he asked in a hoarse
voice, “Elder Liu. That… what is that thing?”
Recovering from Xiao Yan’s question, Elder Liu’s face became solemn
as he watched the former. He said in a deep voice, “Do not tell anyone
else about what you saw today. Originally, students are not allowed to
come this close to the middle region of the tower. Today, I have
neglected my duty. Fortunately, it was my turn to be on duty today.
Otherwise, there would definitely be some unavoidable trouble.”
Xiao Yan nodded when he saw Elder Liu’s solemn face. He spread his hand
innocently, “I did not see anything. It is just that I suddenly felt
the temperature rise a lot. Additionally, there was some noise coming
from the black hole.”
“It is naturally for the best if you did not see anything. There are
some things which you are better being ignorant about. It is best that
you do not come here in the future. Otherwise, if you are discovered, you
will be punished along with the Elders on duty.” Elder Liu sighed in
relief. He did not doubt Xiao Yan’s words. After all, even he himself,
could not see that frightening thing. He could merely rely on his
perception of the distortion and curvature of space in order to judge
just what form this invisible being had.
Hearing the sternness in Elder Liu’s voice, Xiao Yan’s expression
also involuntarily changed. Immediately, he hurriedly nodded.
“Alright, let’s go…” Elder Liu’s expression became a little
warmer when he saw Xiao Yan nod his head. He once again glanced at the
bottomless deep pit with a lingering fear before turning his body and
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Xiao Yan once again nodded. After which, he followed him. When he was
about to turn the corner, he tilted his head and looked at the bottomless
black hole, which had once again descended into silence. His heart
carried a faint shock as he muttered softly, “What exactly is that
thing? That aura… it’s too strong. That space cage is also too
overwhelming. It actually did not have the slightest reaction under the
destruction caused by this frightening thing. This ‘Blazing Sky Qi
Refining Tower’ is indeed filled completely with mysteries…”
After exiting the middle region, Elder Liu also recovered his earlier
calm. He once again brought Xiao Yan to carefully stroll along the first
level within the tower. Wherever he passed, he would repeatedly speak
about some of the rules within the tower and other things which he needed
to watch out for. Many things were trivial, causing him to appear like an
ordinary old man.
As they walked, they would occasionally meet some students. When they saw
Xiao Yan, who was having an enjoyable talk with Elder Liu, they were all
a little shocked. Due to the status and identity of these tower guardian
Elders, they were usually very stern toward the students. Hence, many
students were respectful and afraid of them. Other than some older
students, who had quite great strength, seldom did they see any Elders
treating a new student this politely.
All of these shocked gazes along the way also caused Xiao Yan to
understand the deterrence that this Elder Liu had here. As the saying
goes, one would be able to work better if one had someone in the imperial
court. Now that he had just arrived, it would naturally be for the best
for him to be able to form some connections. No matter how great his
potential was, at the very least, he was merely a Da Dou Shi. This kind
of strength really did not have anything commendable in the eyes of Elder
Liu, who had already reached the Dou Wang class.
“Xiao Yan, your ‘Pan’s Gate’ faction has just been formed. I
recommend that when you all enter the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining
Tower,’ for now you should not attempt to snatch any high grade
training rooms…” Elder Liu suddenly said with a faint smile when they
walked to a spot and saw that there were much less people.
Xiao Yan was startled when he heard this, but immediately nodded his
head. He also had such thoughts. During this little time that he had
entered the Inner Academy, it would undoubtedly cause even more people to
be dissatisfied with this ‘Pan’s Gate’ of theirs if they wanted to
occupy the best training areas. It was likely that when the group of them
entered the place, there would be some factions who would come and expel
them. Compared to those older factions, other than Xiao Yan and a few Da
Dou Shi, most of the others did not have the strength to contend with
older factions. Moreover, in this kind of fight between factions, just
relying on the few of them would undoubtedly fail to obtain the effect of
turning things around.
“As the Academy has some rules, us, these tower guardian Elders cannot
interfere in the fight between students for training rooms. Hence, as
long as no fatalities occur, we will not intervene most of the time.”
Elder Liu mused for awhile before he smiled and said, “However, as long
as one Dou Ling can swiftly appear in that ‘Pan’s Gate’ of yours, you
would have the qualification to be ranked among the second tier factions
of the Inner Academy. At that time, you can go and participate in the
fight for training rooms. I think that this should be very soon, given
“Having a strong Dou Ling is only a second tier faction? Then does that
not mean that there must be an elite Dou Wang present in order to be
considered a top tier faction?” Xiao Yan asked in a stunned manner.
“Ke ke, that is not really the case. Normally, if three or four strong
Dou Ling appear within a single faction, it can be considered a top tier
faction…” Elder Liu shook his head as he replied.
Xiao Yan quietly sighed in relief after hearing this. With Xun Er’s and
the other two’s talent, it was likely that they would similarly not
need much time. It appeared that the future ‘Pan’s Gate’ needed to
keep a low profile for a short while. As long as they waited until the
four of them advanced to the Dou Ling class, everything would improve.
Before this, however, they could only quietly huddle up.
As they conversed and walked, Xiao Yan and Elder Liu arrived at the
entrance. Wu Hao, who was still at this spot, had also woken up from his
unconscious state. He was standing at a loss in the spot, and only sighed
in relief when he saw Xiao Yan’s figure.
Seeing Wu Hao walking over swiftly, Xiao Yan smiled to Elder Liu, cupped
his hands and said, “Elder Liu, thank you very much for your lessons.
Let’s stop here for today. If I have time in the future, I will come
again to seek your advice.”
“Ke ke, weren’t you planning on training here for awhile today?”
Elder Liu smiled and asked.
“‘Pan’s Gate’ has just been established. I need to go back and
help manage it.” Xiao Yan smiled as he rejected Elder Liu’s good
“Yes, that’s true. A new faction is very weak. You are indeed going
to be busy.” Elder Liu smiled and nodded without insisting. His gaze
swept around him as he spoke with soft laughter, “The next time you
bring people to the first level to train, I will help you find the best
place among the Middle Grade Training Rooms. Training at that place will
not be much worse than training in a High Grade Training Room.”
“There is also good and bad training rooms of the same grade?” Xiao
Yan was somewhat surprised when he heard this.
“Ke ke. That is only natural. However, an ordinary student would have
great difficulty discovering these things. Only us, the Tower Guardian
Elders, understand the difference…” Elder Liu laughed in a proud
“In that case, thank you very much, Elder Liu…” Xiao Yan nodded his
head in surprise. He once again cupped his hands toward Elder Liu before
turning around, and stepping toward Wu Hao before he walked out,
supporting the latter.
Elder Liu fondled his beard as he eyed the two backs that had disappeared
from the entrance of the tower. He muttered, “‘Heavenly Flame’…
it is really unexpected. The rise of the Inner Academy relies on that
kind of thing… but now, a little fellow, who isn’t even twenty years
old, already possesses this kind of mysterious object for himself. Ah, he
really is a fellow who is so lucky that it causes one to be unable to
help but be jealous.”