Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-497
Not far from the entrance of the ‘White Gang’ was a spacious open
area. At this moment, this open space that was empty for a long time was
being surrounded by a crowd that came from every direction until it was
Numerous gazes that contained various emotions were emitted from the
crowd. There were also numerous private whispers, eyeing the people from
the two groups which were facing off against each other.
One of the two groups present in the open ground had more people than the
other. There were at least forty to fifty people clustered together. Just
this imposing presence without mentioning any other thing was sufficient
to let others feel surprise. The other side, on the other hand, had fewer
people. From a rough count, they had around thirty people. However,
regardless of whether it was in terms of aura or their expression, these
thirty plus people did not show any sign of being frightened just because
the other side had more people. Instead, each of them was more arrogant
than the other. The intention to provoke within their eyes was extremely
“Xiao Yan, are you thinking of giving the ‘White Gang’ a blow by
leading so many people over today?” Bai Cheng hugged his arms and
laughed mockingly at Xiao Yan from the leader’s spot in front of the
‘White Gang.’ Behind him stood Bai Shan, Fu Ao, and the two others.
From the looks of the aura of the other two people, it seemed that they
were all elite Dou Lings with similar strength as Fu Ao.
“Bai Cheng, our ‘Pan’s Gate’ has never provoked you, but you have
stopped our ‘Pan’s Gate’ from selling medicinal pills. Isn’t this
going too far?’ Xiao Yan’s face was somewhat gloomy. The coldness in
his voice was something that anyone could easily identify.
“The Inner Academy has never restricted fighting. These kinds of small
troubles happen everyday. What is there to make a fuss about? If you want
to blame someone, then blame yourself for not having strength.” Bai
Cheng rolled his eyes and spoke indifferently.
“From the looks of this situation, the ‘White Gang’ is intending on
taking the lead in destroying the agreement back then. Ah. I really did
have some wishful thinking. I naively thought that even with your
terrible character, you would at least be able to keep your promises…
from the looks of it now, you are actually all just a third rate gang
without any integrity, credibility, or face.” Xiao Yan spread out his
hands and softly laughed. His laughter was filled with ridicule that the
people around could hear. Immediately, laughter burst from the crowd
around. After all, quite a number of students in the Inner Academy had
heard of the promise that Fu Ao had given to Xiao Yan back then.
Bai Cheng’s face became much uglier after hearing the laughter from
around him. His eyes were dark and cold as he eyed Xiao Yan and said,
“Looks like other than being remarkable at relying on women, your mouth
is also eloquent. Back then, the agreement did indeed state that we would
not randomly find trouble with the ‘Pan’s Gate.’ Hei. However, this
does not include being requested by another person to teach you, this
group of arrogant new students, a lesson…”
“Being requested by another? Who is giving you the request?” Xiao
Yan’s eyes solidified as he coldly laughed.
“I have nothing to say.” Bai Cheng still laughed coldly. He twisted
his neck slightly as his eyes harbored malicious thoughts as he eyed Xiao
Yan’s group. He said thickly, “Since you have all come here today, I
think that the agreement is already useless. Since that is the case,
don’t blame my ‘White Gang’ for using its bigger strength to bully
“Why don’t you come and try?” Xiao Yan’s eyes were as dark and
cold as a snake. He moved his right hand slightly and an enormous Heavy
Xuan Ruler flashed and appeared. Today, he had already made up his mind.
If it really reached that stage, he would beat this bastard until he was
seriously injured even if he had to display the ‘Flame Splitting
“Oh… how lively?”
However, just as the anger in Xiao Yan’s heart gradually surged, a
familiar mocking voice was suddenly emitted from the human crowd.
Immediately, a gray figure flashed and appeared like a ghost before
finally appearing in front of Xiao Yan’s group.
“Lin Yan?” Xiao Yan was startled when he saw the person who had come.
He immediately frowned slightly. “Why have you come?”
“Such a lively matter has basically spread throughout the entire Inner
Academy. I naturally needed to come and take a look…” Lin Yan
shrugged his shoulders toward Xiao Yan as he smiled and replied. He had
just completed his adherence to the procedure to expel the Fire Poison
today when he heard of the rumors. Moreover, he had always claimed to owe
Xiao Yan a favor. Therefore, after he hesitated for a moment, he hurried
over toward the ‘White Gang.’
Lin Yan’s appearance naturally invoked a commotion within the
surrounding crowd. With his status within the Inner Academy, there was
nearly no one who did not know him. Moreover, from the looks of this
situation, it appeared that he was on quite familiar terms with Xiao Yan.
In an instant, private conversations involuntarily began to spread. Those
gazes which were originally filled with pity toward the ‘Pan’s
Gate’ had become much dimmer. With Lin Yan’s help, it was likely that
the ‘White Gang’ would not have such great courage… after all, the
name of Crazy Axe Lin Yan was not someone that Bai Cheng could compare
Bai Cheng’s expression had similarly changed when he saw Lin Yan, who
had suddenly appeared. This was especially the case after he saw him
smile while conversing with Xiao Yan. Bai Cheng’s expression became
extremely ugly after that. Lin Yan was a top expert who was ranked tenth
in the ‘Strong Ranking.’ His strength naturally far exceeded Bai
Cheng’s, who was ranked thirty plus.
“Lin Yan, this is a private matter between my ‘White Gang’ and
‘Pan’s Gate.’ You…” Bai Cheng’s expression may be ugly, but
he was unwilling to shrink back just like this. He immediately took a
step forward, cupped his hands toward Lin Yan and spoke in a deep voice.
“There is no need for any nonsense. I owe Xiao Yan a favor. Naturally,
I will need to help them. If you want to touch them, you can only ask the
‘Distant Fire Axe’ in my hand.” Lin Yan curled his lips and did not
say any courteous words. He flicked his hand and a red-colored giant axe
that was five feet long appeared in his hand. As the giant axe was
randomly waved, the sharp blade of the axe cut open the air, leaving
behind a faint red glow.
“You…” Being blocked by Lin Yan’s words, Bai Cheng was
momentarily dull. His heart wanted to be angry, but when he thought of
Lin Yan’s strength, he could only swallow the words that had reached
his throat. He could only turn his gaze toward Xiao Yan and speak with a
furious smile, “Xiao Yan, when can you not rely on others? The last
time it was Han Yue. This time it is Lin Yan. Who will you invite the
“Do you even want your face? How long has it been since you entered the
Inner Academy? How long has it been since Xiao Yan’s group entered the
Inner Academy? You act as though you are so strong and arrogant in front
of ‘Pan’s Gate,’ which was just established. If you have the
ability, you can go and fight with Lin Xiuya’s ‘Wolf Teeth’ now. If
you dare to go, I would also not stop you from getting rid of ‘Pan’s
Gate’ in whichever manner you want. Should you not have the guts, you
can just get lost. You are still debating here and there. Are you trying
to provoke Xiao Yan to fight one-on-one against you? If the both of you
have stayed in the Inner Academy for a similar period of time, I would
not be creating trouble for you here.” Lin Yan’s expression sunk as
he scolded Bai Cheng in a somewhat sarcastic manner until the latter’s
expression turned green.
The observers around the open ground were also choked quite badly by
these words. In their hearts, they quietly said that this fellow was
worthy of being the craziest person in the entire Inner Academy. When he
spoke, he actually did not give anyone face. Asking Bai Cheng to go and
find trouble with Lin Xiuya. It was likely that Bai Cheng would rather
give himself a tight slap than to be foolish enough to perform such a
Xiao Yan was neither able to laugh nor cry as he was protected by Lin
Yan. This fellow’s words were quite vicious. However, he felt such
comfort after hearing them.
“Yo, it is indeed Crazy Axe Lin Yan. This realm of scolding people and
finding trouble is indeed something that no one in the Inner Academy can
match.” A somewhat cold ridiculing laugh was suddenly emitted. Everyone
turned their gazes only to see that an empty path had been formed from
the parting of the human crowd. A large group of people wearing Alchemist
robes swaggered into the open ground. At the front of this group of
people was a man who had some ridicule hanging on the corner of his
mouth. The earlier cold laughter should have been emitted by him.
“Huh? Isn’t this the ‘Medicine Gang?’ Why have they also become
“Is the one leading them the chief of the ‘Medicine Gang,’ Han
Xian? It is really unexpected that he has also appeared.”
“From Han Xian’s tone, it appears that he is here to help brace the
power of the ‘White Gang.’ Now, there is a really good show to see.
‘Pan’s Gate’ has Lin Yan while the ‘White Gang’ has Han
Bai Cheng’s green face immediately revealed some joy upon seeing this
group of Alchemists who had walked into the open ground. The ‘Medicine
Gang’ possessed quite a high position in the Inner Academy. There were
usually many experts on the ‘Strong Ranking’ who had some
relationship with them. Hence, if one was to discuss factions which were
not to be trifled with, it was undoubtedly the ‘Medicine Gang’
besides the few factions established by those abnormally strong fellows
in the top spots of the ‘Strong Ranking.’
“Hei, so it’s you, the one who has been selling fake medicine…”
Han Xian’s appearance similarly caused Lin Yan to frown slightly.
However, a similar voice full of ridicule was emitted soon after.
Han Xian was not too concerned about Lin Yan’s ridicule. His gaze
leaped passed the later before colliding with Xiao Yan’s gaze behind.
The four eyes interacted and some sparks were shot out.
“Ke ke, this person must be the chief of ‘Pan’s Gate’, the Xiao
Yan who refined the three types of medicinal pills, right? It is really
unexpected that you are also an Alchemist.” After they looked at each
other for a moment, laughter was emitted from Han Xian’s mouth.
Xiao Yan stared at the Han Xian in front of him indifferently. His gaze
swept over the four silver-colored ripples on the latter’s chest.
Surprise flashed across his face. It was really unexpected that this
fellow was really a tier four alchemist. After the surprise flashed
passed, a cold smile surfaced, “Senior Han Xian. I think that the
person who hired the ‘White Gang’ to find trouble with us ‘Pan’s
Gate’ should be the ‘Medicine Gang,’ no?”
Xiao Yan’s words caused Han Xian’s eyebrows to be lifted slightly.
The latter did not admit to it, but merely said in a slow and orderly
manner, “Why doesn’t ‘Pan’s Gate’ think about what taboo
actions they performed which resulted in having such an ending? Since you
are all new students, you should be law-abiding during your first year.
If your appetite is too big, you will only eat to your death.”
“Senior, thank you for your reminder. However, whether I eat to my
death or I grow fat because of it, one will only know after one does
it.” Xiao Yan coldly laughed in the face of the little hidden threat
and warning of Han Xian.
“Unfortunately, you don’t have the chance to eat until you become
large. The ‘White Gang’ is sufficient to cause ‘Pan’s Gate’ to
lose all its reputation, yet you still want to eat until you become
bigger?” Han Xian laughed softly.
“Han Xian, after hearing the meaning behind your words, are you truly
the ones who got the ‘White Gang’ to attack ‘Pan Gate?’” Lin
Yan frowned and asked to the side.
“Lin Yan, I advise you not to meddle in the affairs of others. Although
you are ranked tenth in the ‘Strong Ranking,’ you should clearly know
that the tenth is not the first. There are still the nine people in front
of you who are stronger. If you really want to forcefully stand up for
someone else, I can only invite the people in front of you to come and
finish you off. Although the price is expensive, our ‘Medicine Gang’
can still afford it!” Han Xian’s expression sunk slightly as he
coldly cried out.
Hearing this, Lin Yan’s expression similarly became dark and solemn in
an instant. He had just opened his mouth to curse when Xiao Yan stopped
“Big Brother Lin Yan, leave these matters to me.” Xiao Yan smiled at
Lin Yan. He slowly took a step forward in front of everyone’s gazes and
looked directly at Han Xian. He said in a faint voice, “I know that you
are afraid that I will sever your lucrative source of revenue. However,
by just relying on this suppression of yours, it will merely have a
temporary effect. As long as I, Xiao Yan, have my hands and legs, I will
be able to continue refining. Moreover, there will naturally be people
who will distinguish the medicinal pill advantage that ‘Pan’s Gate’
has over the ‘Medicine Gang.’ At that time, these measures of the
‘Medicine Gang’ will still be useless.”
“Is that so?” The corner of Han Xian’s mouth was raised slightly.
His eyes were increasingly icy-cold.
“However, it is also possible for our ‘Pan’s Gate’ to completely
give it up and not get involved in the sale of medicinal pills! That is
as long as you agree to a suggestion of mine.” A cold smile suddenly
surface on Xiao Yan’s face as he eyed Han Xian on the opposite side.