Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-476
After Xiao Yan walked out of the training room, he realized that the
entire tower was in an extremely busy situation. People were coming and
going, perhaps as a result of the gong. Quite a number of doors to
various training rooms, which were tightly shut when he arrived, were
currently all open. A large group of people swarmed out and swiftly
walked to the exit of the tower. Xiao Yan could see a faint red glow in
the eyes of all of these people.
Xiao Yan hesitated a little as he stood outside the training room. After
which, he squeezed into the human flow and swiftly walked toward the
middle section of the tower. The tunnel to the next level should be
around there. It was obvious that one can only have a short one day stay
on this first level. It appeared that he needed to go down a couple of
levels if he wanted to continue training.
Xiao Yan followed the human flow as he squeezed and moved. His body
agilely rushed forward in an extremely small range. This continued for
less than ten minutes when the human flow blocking in front of him
gradually became thinner. He turned his body, and completely squeezed out
of the human crowd.
A sigh of relief was released in Xiao Yan’s heart as he felt the
feeling of being squeezed from all around disappear. His gaze had just
swept all around him to look for the tunnel to enter into the next level
when a human figure suddenly flashed in front of him. Immediately, a deep
voice which held a complaining tone sounded by Xiao Yan’s ear, “You,
this fellow, do you not know the rules? Don’t tell me that you don’t
know that it is forbidden to randomly charge around within the tower
after the gong has sounded?”
The human figure that appeared in front of him caused Xiao Yan to
hurriedly stop. He lifted his gaze, only to realize that the other party
was a middle-aged man who was around the same age as Hou Hu. He similarly
wore an instructor badge on his chest. It looked like he should be
similar to Hou Hu, an instructor who was in charge of order within the
Since the other party was an instructor, Xiao Yan naturally did not dare
to randomly roam around. However, he had just opened his mouth to explain
when this instructor, whose face was a heavy as water, waved his hand. He
frowned and said, “There is no need to say anything. Since the training
is over, you should go back and rest. Wait until the hidden Fire Poison
has been resolved tomorrow before you come back to the tower to train.
The tower is going to begin the inspection procedure soon. If you are
discovered to be still staying here, your ‘Fire Energy’ will be
Hidden Fire Poison should be the wild and violent factor that Hou Hu had
mentioned. Although the name in which it was referred to was dissimilar,
the actual meaning was about the same.
Seeing the stern face of this instructor, Xiao Yan could not help but
feel a little headache. However, it was fortunate that the headache did
not last very long before it was resolved by a voice.
“Huh? Xiao Yan? Why are you still here?” Xiao Yan’s heart
immediately rejoiced when he heard this voice. He eyed Hou Hu who was
striding over and hurriedly threw an expression at him.
There was some doubt in Hou Hu’s heart when he saw Xiao Yan winking at
him. He walked forward and smiled as he said toward the middle-aged large
man who was blocking Xiao Yan, “Qin Li, let me handle it, you can go
and do your stuff.”
Hearing this, that instructor hesitated a moment. His gaze swept over
Xiao Yan’s body and immediately nodded, “Alright. You need to quickly
get him out. Otherwise, if he is discovered during the inspection, we
will be reprimanded by Elder Liu.”
“Yes.” Hou Hu nodded.
That instructor Qin Li only turned around and left after seeing Hou Hu
nodding his head.
After his gaze saw Qin Li vanish around a corner, Hou Hu turned his gaze
toward Xiao Yan and spoke in an uncertain manner, “ Brother Xiao Yan,
isn’t your training over? Why are you still wandering around here?”
“Hee hee, Brother Hou, I have something that I wish to ask for your
help with.” Xiao Yan leaned forward a little and hinted with a smile.
“What is the matter about?” Hou Hu blinked his eyes and asked.
“Hee hee, Brother Hou, you should also know that with my current
strength, I am unable to obtain any effects by training on the first
level. Hence, I wish to go a few levels down to train. May I know if you
can accomodate me?” Xiao Yan asked softly.
“Go a couple of levels down?”
Hou Hu was startled when he heard this. He immediately shook his head and
said, “Brother Xiao Yan, I know that the effect of training at the
first level is not very notable for someone of your strength. However,
according to the rules, no matter how strong the new students are, they
must train at the first level for one week before that can enter and
train in the few levels below. Regardless of what your strength is like,
the grilling of the Heart Flame would ultimately cause the Dou Qi to be
filled with some Fire Poison. This thing cannot be taken lightly. During
these many years in the Inner Academy, there had been quite a number of
people who have suffered irreversible losses because of the accumulation
of the Fire Posion.”
“Additionally, the grilling of the Heart Flame also requires some time
to get used to. In this ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower,’ the strength
of the Heart Flame and its degree of heat are increased exponentially
every level down. You have not gotten used to the first level. It would
be a little too risky to go down.”
After hearing this large chunk of words from Hou Hu, Xiao Yan immediately
felt a giddiness in his head. A long while later, he helplessly shook his
head, pointed at his eyes and said, “Old Brother Hou, the Qi Method
which I practice may not be of a high class but it has a little special
effect; it has a certain resistance toward poisons like the Fire Poison.
Hence, you need not worry that I will be injured in any way because of
the Fire Poison. As for adaptation, you can also rest assured. I have
heard that usually those who are at the strength of around a five star Da
Dou Shi would usually be able to enter the third level to train. I am now
only entering the second level. There would not be too much of an
Hou Hu was stunned as he stared at Xiao Yan’s dark black, ink-like
eyes. After working in the Inner Academy for so many years, he understood
the Fire Poison extremely well. Hence, as long as he saw the other
party’s eyes once, he would be able to identify whether there was Fire
Poison in a person’s body. However, when he looked at Xiao Yan’s eyes
at this moment, it appeared that Xiao Yan had really not been affected by
the erosion of the Fire Posion.
“Alright, I believe that you have a resistance to Fire Poison. However,
even if this is the case, it does not really follow the rules…” It
was a long while later before Hou Hu sighed and nodded as he spoke
Seeing Hou Hu’s indecisive manner, Xiao Yan took a step forward. He
flipped his hand and another jade bottle was stuffed into Hou Hu’s
hands without leaving a trace. He smiled and said, “Brother Hou. You
frequently work inside this tower. Although you are strong, it is likely
that it is extremely difficult for the Fire Poison that your body absorbs
everyday to disappear. This bottle of medicinal pill is called ‘Ice
Spirit Pill.’ It may not be of a high tier but it has the effect of
suppressing Fire Poison.”
Hou Hu’s heart pounded when a jade bottle was once again stuffed into
his hand. After he heard Xiao Yan explain the effect of this medicinal
pill, the hand of his which was holding the jade bottle immediately
tightened. It appeared that he was afraid that it would immediately flee.
It was just as Xiao Yan had said. As they frequently worked in this
tower, the Fire Poison that the instructors suffered from was actually
much more serious than the students. Moreover, there was the additional
issue of not having sufficient rest occasionally. Hence, it was difficult
to completely resolve the Fire Poison issue in them. After continuing in
this manner for a long while, it was unavoidable that the flame in their
hearts would rise occasionally, resulting in problems during their
Everyone knew the danger should something go wrong with one’s training.
Hence, when Hou Hu came to know that this medicinal pill actually
contained the effect of suppressing Fire Poison, his heart was filled
with surprise and joy at this moment.
Although it merely had a suppression effect and could not expel the Fire
Poison, Hou Hu was still extremely satisfied. Therefore, after musing for
a while, he laughed bitterly and sighed. His gaze eyed Xiao Yan somewhat
strangely and said, “The things that you take out always cause people
to be reluctant to reject your requests. Ah, alright. I will take a risk
for you today. Follow me!”
Once he said that, Hou Hu’s eyes swiftly swept all around him. After
which, he pulled Xiao Yan, passed through a corner before swiftly walking
to a spot in the middle of the room.
Xiao Yan heaved a long sigh of relief as he followed behind Hou Hu. The
refinement of this ‘Ice Spirit Pill’ may be a little complicated, but
it was not difficult. It was really unexpected that it actually had such
a unique effect when it was used to bribe people. It really was a
situation of something being used in the most suitable area.
After following behind Hou Hu for nearly five minutes, Xiao Yan finally
sensed that the former had slowly reduced his pace. His eyes looked to
the front and was coincidentally able to see that there was a
spiral-shaped staircase at a corner not far away. It was likely the
entrance to the next level.
“Fortunately, I am guarding the door today. Otherwise, I really could
not let you down. Hei, don’t move, be careful. There is a space glass
placed here. You will only be rebounded by the force contained on it if
you randomly charge in. The fate of that is to be, at the very least,
seriously injured.” Hou Hu swiftly walked to the entrance to the
stairs. He said those words before he hurriedly held Xiao Yan who wanted
to walk around him.
Only after being reminded by Hou Hu did Xiao Yan realize that the space
at the entrance indeed had a faint feeling of being distorted.
Immediately, he could not help but release cold sweat from being shocked.
The interior of this ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’ really had
various mechanisms and traps all around. If one was not careful, one
would end up being seriously injured.
After shocking Xiao Yan until he was still, Hou Hu extended his hand and
removed the badge on his chest before he carefully placed it in a hidden
notch on a wall to the side.
As the badge pressed on it, a slight fluctuation suddenly appeared in the
space in front. In the time it took to blink a couple of times, Xiao Yan
realized that the distorted space feeling had already completely
“Can I go in now?” Xiao Yan carefully asked.
“Yes, the space glass has already been removed. You can now go down by
yourself. After you enter, I need to continue watching this place. Only
tomorrow morning when the tower door opens will this place be opened.”
Hou Hu nodded and said.
“Brother Hou Hu, thank you very much.” Xiao Yan rejoiced when he
heard this. He cupped his hands toward Hou Hu with gratitude before
carefully extending his hand into the empty space in front of him. He
touched around before he felt at ease as he walked down the stairs.
“Remember, if you cannot endure the grilling of the Heart Flame at the
second level, find a place to rest. Come back up to train after the tower
is opened tomorrow.” Hou Hu reminded Xiao Yan.
“Ke ke, I understand. Thank you very much Brother Hou.” Hou Hu’s
kind reminder caused Xiao Yan to smile and nod his head. He once again
cupped his hands toward the former. With a flash of his body, he entered
into the corner of the spiral staircase and disappeared.
Hou Hu tossed the jade bottle in his hand before carefully storing it
away. He eyed the spot which Xiao Yan had disappeared from and sighed
gently. In a soft voice, he said, “Little fellow, training in the lower
levels may allow you to train faster but that is on the precondition that
you can withstand the Heart Flame…”
“Hopefully, you will really be able to endure…”