Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-489
Xiao Yan’s face was cold and indifferent. The green-purple fire lotus
in his hand ruthlessly smashed toward the shocked and horrified face
belonging to Lei Na. From the looks of the ferocious force, it was
evident that the former did not have any intention of showing mercy.
However, just as the fire lotus was merely around two feet from Lei Na,
an old low cry was suddenly transmitted from a distance. Since the
strength of the Dou Qi contained in the cry was strong, it resulted in
the eardrums of the students in this area to be shaken until they felt a
Xiao Yan’s face changed slightly when he heard the cry. A thought
swiftly flashed across his heart. Xiao Yan forcefully stilled his vicious
smashing hand in mid-air. Even though this was the case, the high
temperature on the fire lotus still incinerated Lei Na’s hair into a
pile of ashes in an instant.
The moment that Xiao Yan’s palm came to a stop, an extremely powerful
force abruptly flashed over from the mid-air. However, it was not
directed toward Xiao Yan. Instead, it heavily shot onto Lei Na’s body.
Immediately, under this ferocious force, Lei Na’s body was like a kite
with its string severed. He rolled a couple of times in mid-air before
heavily smashing into the wall. Immediately, he spat out a mouthful of
fresh blood, dying the dark-black floor a dark-red color.
With Lei Na, who was in front of him, sent flying with one blow, Xiao Yan
had lost his target. He could only slowly straighten his body while his
palm dragged a green-purple fire lotus the size of a palm. He followed
the gazes of everyone present and turned toward the source of the cry.
At the end of the well lit passageway, a few human figures had come
flashing over. The person in front was clearly an old man. His speed was
swift. Everyone had merely seen his body performing a few leaps and
flashes when he appeared at this place where the incident had occurred.
“Elder He! Why was he disturbed? He even came out?”
Seeing the appearance of this old man whose body was a little hunched,
some of the expressions of the observing students involuntarily changed.
They cried out involuntarily. These tower guardian Elders had an
extremely high position within the Inner Academy. They would usually not
show themselves in situations where a fight broke out between students.
It was really unexpected that the highest person-in-charge of the third
level would actually make an appearance today. This caused these students
to involuntarily feel some surprise.
Not long after the old man flashed and appeared, four to five human
figures quickly appeared after him. The few of them were the instructors
within the tower. They had hurried over because they had similarly sensed
the frightening energy fluctuation here.
“What are you doing?” The sharp gaze of that somewhat hunched old man
looked all around him as he coldly cried out.
The surrounding students all had their mouths tightly shut when they
heard the question of the old man. The prestige these Elders had within
the Inner Academy was something that could not be infringed upon. One
would be in for suffering if one offended them.
“Elder He, why would we disturb your elderly self? There is only
ordinary sparring going on here.” A somewhat sweet lovely voice broke
the silence. It was actually Lui Fei who had swiftly walked forward and
spoke with smile toward Elder He.
“An ordinary sparring? If I had come a little later, I’m afraid that
a life might be lost!” Elder He coldly chided. He turned his gaze and
stopped it on Xiao Yan’s body. When his gaze swept toward the
purple-green fire lotus on Xiao Yan’s hand, his eyes suddenly shrunk.
He could sense the frightening energy contained within that fire lotus.
“Little fellow, can you resolve that fire lotus in your hand? I will
uphold justice for the incident here.” Elder He took one step toward
Xiao Yan before he stopped. Within this range, he would be able to
instantly come to the rescue in the event of any unexpected situation.
“I will do as Elder orders.” Xiao Yan hesitated for a moment after
hearing Elder He’s words. After which, he nodded. He clearly knew the
strength the Elders possessed within the Inner Academy. Naturally, he was
unwilling to easily offend them.
Xiao Yan’s right hand covered the green-purple fire lotus suspended in
his palm. Spiritual Strength came surging out and invaded the flame,
splitting the tight connection of the fire energy within. With the great
increase of his current strength, Xiao Yan’s control over this ‘Angry
Buddha Lotus Flame’ had also reached a higher degree of proficiency. In
the past he could not even grasp the merging portion, but he was now in
possession of the ability to withdraw and release it as he pleased.
The erosion generated by the Spiritual Strength caused the green-purple
flame to form an intense undulation. Upon seeing the fluctuation of the
flame, Elder He’s face immediately became much more worried. His
shriveled hands were curled slightly like an eagle claw and a sharp Dou
Qi was partially visible in his palm, ready to act any moment.
However, it was fortunate that the worst case scenario Elder He expected
did not appear. After the green-purple flame fluctuated a little, they
gradually became illusionary. A moment later, they disappeared into thin
air on Xiao Yan’s palm.
Seeing that the frightening flame had finally disappeared, Elder He
quietly sighed in relief. His tense body also slowly became more relaxed.
“Little fellow, you are Xiao Yan, right?” On top of sighing in
relief, Elder He looked up and down and sized up Xiao Yan. He recalled
the frightening fire lotus from earlier and surprise flashed across his
eyes as he asked Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan was slightly startled. He did not expect that even this Elder He
had heard of his name. Immediately, he hurriedly nodded. “This little
one, Xiao Yan, greets Elder He.”
“Ke ke.” Elder He smiled and nodded. The cold, sharp expression of
Elder He became much gentler when facing Xiao Yan. He asked, “What
“Elder He, you know that this training room is a place that Fei-er
frequently uses. Today, it was forcefully occupied by this person. Big
Brother Lei Na is merely helping Fei-er seek justice. However, it was
really unexpected that this person was so ruthless in his attack. If
Elder He had not shouted earlier, I’m afraid that Big Brother Lei Na
would have lost his life here.” Hearing Elder He inquire about the
entire story, Liu Fei hurriedly took a step forward. Her pretty face had
some grievances as she explained what happened.
She had trained on the third level for a long period of time, therefore,
Liu Fei and Elder He had met a couple of times before. Moreover, due to
the beauty of the former, Elder He was extremely warm toward her when
they spoke to each other occasionally. She naturally had some intentions
of having Elder He punish Xiao Yan now that she had opened her mouth to
If this occurred during ordinary times and involved an ordinary student,
Elder He might give the former a dressing down on account that a man
should not argue with a woman. However, the offender today was Xiao Yan.
The First Elder had mentioned this person by name and wanted all of them
to take care of this student. Hence, Liu Fei’s hope clearly would
result in her being disappointed.
Sure enough, after hearing Liu Fei’s narration, Elder He simply rolled
his eyelids faintly and ignored her. He merely swept his gaze toward Xiao
Yan and smiled as he said, “Xiao Yan, why don’t you describe what
Seeing that Elder He actually ignored her, that Liu Fei was involuntarily
startled and immediately stepped back bitterly. She clearly knew the
strength of these Elders. If it was her elder cousin here personally, the
Elder might still give him some face. However, with her ability and
training talent… she could only save the effort.
Xiao Yan glanced indifferently at Liu Fei, the wicked person who was the
first to swing accusations. A cold smile that he did not hide drew passed
his face. He cupped his hands toward Elder Liu and described all that had
happened earlier in detail from the start to the end. Due to there being
numerous spectators, Xiao Yan did not exaggerate anything, but merely
told the truth of the story.
Elder He’s expression involuntarily became a little ugly as Xiao Yan
told the story. He turned his head slightly, and coldly stared at Lei Na
who was climbing to his feet at the corner of the wall. This stare of him
caused the expression of the originally somewhat anxious Lei Na to become
Liu Fei by the side also heard Xiao Yan reveal her involvement. Her
pretty face involuntarily became ugly once again.
“Lei Na, as a senior, you actually failed to follow the rules of the
tower. You will be fined thirty days of ‘Fire Energy’ which you must
pay up within three days. Otherwise, you will be punished by being
prohibited from entering the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’ for one
month.” After Xiao Yan had revealed the entire story, Elder He nodded.
Under the observations of numerous gazes, he turned his gaze toward Lei
Na and coldly spoke.
Upon hearing the punishment that came out of Elder He’s mouth, the
surrounding students could not help but be startled. Immediately, they
turned their pitiful gazes toward the pale-faced Lei Na. This fellow was
going to bleed greatly this time around.
“Liu Fei, although you are not the primary offender, you have the fault
of being an instigator and will be fined ten days of ‘Fire Energy.’
You must pay up within three days, or you will be punished as mentioned
earlier.” The cold gaze once again turned toward Liu Fei. That cry,
however, caused Liu Fei to become a little dull. She did not expect that
Elder Liu would also punish her.
“Xiao Yan, although you had good reason, your attack was too vicious.
You will be fined five days of ‘Fire Energy’ as a warning.” Elder
He finally turned his gaze toward Xiao Yan and softly cried out.
Hearing that the punishment Elder He had given Xiao Yan was
insignificant, the people around were once again shocked. They faced each
other. Immediately, they appeared to have understood something and
remained quiet. According to the rules, using a fatal attack during
sparring would receive an extremely heavy punishment. Some of the unlucky
ones would even be disallowed to enter the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining
Tower’ to train for one to two months. Compared with Xiao Yan’s fine
of five days of ‘Fire Energy,’ it was naturally the difference
between the Heavens and the Earth…
No one expected Xiao Yan to possess such a backing. Liu Fei and Lei Na
could be considered to have kicked a metal plate this time around.
“Elder He, isn’t your punishment for Xiao Yan a little too light? A
person using a fatal move while sparing will be prohibited from entering
the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower!’” Liu Fei’s face was green
and her voice had become much sharper.
“If you are not satisfied with my judgement, you can go and find the
First Elder or the Headmaster…” Elder Liu glanced at Liu Fei before
Liu Fei was furious when she heard this. This First Elder seldom
appeared, where would she go and look for him? As for the Headmaster, she
had not even seen this mysterious Headmaster once since she had entered
the Inner Academy, not to mention finding him to seek redress for the
“Alright, the matter today shall end here. If there is anyone who does
not obey the rules of the tower in the future, do not blame me for giving
a heavy punishment.” Elder He’s gaze glanced around him. Those people
who came into contact with his gaze hurriedly lowered their heads.
Elder He glanced at Xiao Yan before turning around and walking back down
the path which he had come from.
“Little fellow, the next time that you spar with someone, don’t go
all out like this. It is good that you want to show your might, but one
would not achieve what one desires if one overdoes things…” Xiao Yan
eyed Elder He who was leaving. He was just about to bow and send the
latter away respectfully when a low old voice reverberated softly by the
side of his ears. Xiao Yan was startled when he heard this voice before
he quietly nodded.
As Elder He left, this area once again descended into an embarrassed
silence. There was additional respect and fear present in those gazes
that looked at Xiao Yan. They were not formed from the Elder He covering
up his actions, but were formed because of the terrifying fire lotus that
Xiao Yan had displayed. A person with sharp eyes would be able to see
that if Xiao Yan’s attack had not stopped and Elder He did not appear,
the current Lei Na might well have become a corpse by now.
Xiao Yan was unconcerned about the gazes around him. He once again turned
around and walked into that high grade training room. When he passed Liu
Fei, he paused his footsteps and said faintly, “I didn’t hit you only
because you are a woman. If you were a man, your ending would not have
been much better than Lei Na’s…”
Once he said this, Xiao Yan brushed his sleeves and walked into the
training room, leaving behind a green-faced Liu Fei who was clenching her