Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-500
The moment Elder Hao announced that the match had begun, the gazes of the
entire stadium suddenly turned toward the two people behind the
cauldrons. The noisiness had also gradually become much quieter.
Xiao Yan’s gaze slowly but carefully swept across the medicinal
ingredients on the stone table. Upon realizing that there was nothing
missing, he finally nodded slightly and waved his hand. A dark red
medicinal cauldron appeared on the stone table in front of him.
The medicinal cauldron which Xiao Yan was using was not some high grade
item. Moreover, he had used it too many times during this recent period
of time. Hence, it resulted in the color on the surface of the medicinal
cauldron appearing slightly dimmer. At a glance, it was seemed like a
“Che…” Xiao Yan’s medicinal cauldron had just appeared when Han
Xian who had been looking over from the side not far away could not
resist laughing out loud. He quietly shook his head and said with a laugh
in his heart, “Looks like I have overestimated this fellow a
little…” In the Alchemist world, a good medicinal cauldron was like a
sharp weapon in the hands of a warrior; it could enable one’s refining
success to increase greatly. Now that Han Xian saw that the medicinal
cauldron Xiao Yan was using was actually this worn-out, there was
naturally some disdain in his heart.
After the words in Han Xian’s heart appeared, he also waved his hand.
Immediately, a medicinal cauldron with a golden-yellow-colored surface
flashed and appeared. When the sunlight shone on its body, it would
reflect eye-piercing light, causing people to have no choice but to shift
away their gazes.
From just looking at the external aura of these two medicinal cauldrons,
there was undoubtedly an enormous difference between them. One of them
was like a tattered dog in the fields while the other was completely
covered with gold and silver, like an extremely bright and ostentatious
Xiao Yan ignored those somewhat mocking gazes from everywhere. His gaze
swept over the medicinal cauldron in front of him before his finger
touched a superficial crack on the surface of the medicinal cauldron. He
involuntarily furrowed his brows slightly as he helplessly said in his
heart, “The strength of the ‘Heavenly Flame’ is really too great.
This low grade medicinal cauldron has difficulty enduring such
temperature. After this is over, I should think of a way to get a
medicinal cauldron that can handle it. Now, hopefully this thing can
still endure until I finish the refinement…
Xiao Yan quietly sighed in his heart. He suddenly sensed a hot undulation
and lifted his eyebrows immediately. When he turned his head over, he saw
that Han Xian was dragging a cluster of flame with his hand. The color of
the flame was similar to that of his medicinal cauldron. It was a shiny
golden color and was extremely attractive to the eye. Moreover, if one
were to take a careful look at it, one could see that there was
gold-colored lava flowing within the flame, appearing very strange.
“Huh?” Xiao Yan’s eyes stared at the cluster of golden-colored
flame as his heart softly voiced out an exclamation. It was really
unexpected that this fellow actually possessed such a flame treasure.
When Xiao Yan used his Spiritual Strength to look at it, this
golden-colored flame may be far incomparable to that of a ‘Heavenly
Flame,’ but it could be considered a type of extremely unique flame.
Moreover, from the looks of the heat that seeped out from the air, this
flame might well be one level better than the Purple Flame he had just by
comparing the degree of heat.
“This Han Xian is not someone without any ability…” Xiao Yan was
somewhat startled as he swept over Han Xian’s face. However, he found a
proudness within those eyes. Immediately, Xiao Yan helplessly smiled and
quietly thought to himself that he should withdraw the words.
In the eyes of Xiao Yan who was an expert in this field, the flame in Han
Xian’s hand may not appear to be overly surprisingly, but in the view
of the students in the stadium, it was very exotic. An essence flame
could also be materialized by just relying on Dou Qi, but that would at
least require the strength of a Dou Wang. Moreover, no matter how Dou Qi
materialize, it still lacked some authenticity when compared to a real
flame. Moreover, this cluster of golden-colored flame possessed an
extreme amount of entertainment value. The flowing gold-colored lava
within it caused the people around to feel that it was inconceivable.
“This flame of mine is called the ‘Illusionary Golden Flame.’ It is
named after the baby Magical Beast of the rank seven ‘Illusionary Fire
Scorpion Dragon Beast’ that breaks out of its shell. However, this
‘Illusionary Golden Flame’ would remain within the shell and the
shell would be incinerated by this additional flame within three days. If
one wants to obtain this kind of ‘Illusionary Golden Flame,’ one can
only help to find the shell of the baby ‘Illusionary Fire Scorpion
Dragon Beast’ during these three days…” The numerous strange gazes
from the stadium caused the vanity in Han Xian’s heart to actually be
unable to control himself as he laughed in a clear voice.
“Rank seven ‘Illusionary Fire Scorpion Dragon Beast?’” The moment
these words left Han Xian’s mouth, not only did the expressions of the
students below change drastically, but even the faces of Elder Hao and
the other Elders also moved slightly. Rank Seven. That was an ultimately
strong being that could be comparable to the Dou Zong class. It is really
unexpected that this extremely beautiful and coquettish golden-colored
flame actually had such an origin.
“No wonder it is even fiercer than the Purple Flame on the body of the
Amethyst Winged Lion. It is actually from an ‘Illusionary Fire Scorpion
Dragon Beast’ that is one rank higher… this fellow is really
lucky.” Surprise involuntarily flashed across Xiao Yan’s eyes when he
heard Han Xian’s words. In this vast world, there were all sorts of
strange things. The various kinds of flames could cause people to be
dazzled and surprised. Just this kind of Magical Beast flame was so
beautiful. One really did not know just what kind of elegant demeanor the
flames on the ‘Heavenly Flame Ranking’ possessed.
As Xiao Yan recalled the so-called ‘Heavenly Flame Ranking,’ his
heart quietly became a little fiery. He laughed softly. His finger shook
slightly and a cluster of green-colored flame appeared in his palm. It
flicked within the flame, and the flame drew an arc in mid-air. Finally,
it rushed into the medicine cauldron. In an instant, the whirring flame
began to rise and burn within the medicinal cauldron.
The ‘Green Lotus Core Flame’ naturally attracted the attention of Han
Xan who had been paying attention to Xiao Yan’s side. Surprise
immediately passed through Han Xian’s eyes. It was indeed just like
what the information had stated. Xiao Yan was in control of a
green-colored flame of unknown background which was extremely
overbearing. Now that Han Xian had seen it, he may not have witnessed it
being overbearing, but from the color of its outer appearance, he could
at least tell that it was the flame from his information.
“The flame is merely just an aid. The most important thing is a
person’s medicine refining skills.” Han Xian smiled faintly. He waved
his hand and the golden-colored flame also flashed into the golden yellow
medicinal cauldron. In an instant, the golden medicinal cauldron with the
golden-colored flame deposited in it became the spot which attracted the
most attention within the entire stadium. On the other hand, there was
hardly anyone who was paying attention to Xiao Yan’s tranquil side.
Xiao Yan’s gaze stared intently at the interior of the medicinal
cauldron. His finger slowly passed through the medicinal ingredients on
the stone table. Occasionally, his finger would randomly tap once and
there would be a medicinal ingredient with a strange outer appearance
being clipped between his fingers.
While Xiao Yan’s eyes were staring intently, his mind was swiftly
reading and flipping through the various information that was recorded on
the medicinal formula. There were many medicinal ingredients needed to
refine this ‘Dragon Strength Pill.’ If all of the many big and small
ingredients were added, there would be over forty of them. The degree of
fusion between the various medicinal ingredients were mixed with one
another. It was really troublesome like dough that was kneaded together.
If it were not for one being able to follow the medicinal formula and
refine it step by step, the chances of success of one trying to refine it
by stumbling randomly were extremely small…
However, even though Xiao Yan and Han Xian both looked at the medicinal
formula and had remembered the information firmly in their heads, they
still felt somewhat unfamiliar. After all, a tier five medicinal pill was
not an ordinary object. A medicinal grade of this tier would also be able
to be auctioned off for a sky high price. Hence, it would naturally be
extremely difficult for one to refine it. This was especially even more
difficult for Xiao Yan and Han Xian, both of whom were members of the
younger generation who had yet to reach the level of a tier five
Therefore, some of the Elders who knew a little about medicine refining,
adopted a mentality of watching the fun. Han Xian’s alchemist skill was
around that of a tier four alchemist. His failure rate when asked to
refine a tier five medicinal pill was so high that it would leave one
speechless. As for Xiao Yan, although these Elders knew that this little
fellow possessed a type of green-colored ‘Heavenly Flame,’ possessing
a ‘Heavenly Flame’ did not represent how outstanding his medicinal
refining skill was. Therefore… asking these two little fellows to
refine a tier five medicinal pill was an extremely terrible decision. Did
one think that those rare medicinal ingredients were free?
Of course, Xiao Yan and Han Xian did not know just what these Elders were
thinking in their hearts. Otherwise, they would naturally feel dispirited
and speechless. At this moment, both of them had taken their first steps
into the problem which was determining which process to proceed with
first due to the complicated steps.
For a moment, everyone in the stadium could only watch the two fellows in
the arena staring foolishly at the flame in the middle of the cauldron.
Some of the students who did not understand the reason for it actually
treated this as an initial step in refining pills…
They were in a daze for nearly two to three minutes before Xiao Yan
became the first to recover. He frowned slightly and inhaled a breath of
air. His fingers, which were full of medicinal ingredients between them,
shook slightly. Two kinds of medicinal pills which were like withered
leaves were thrown into the cauldron.
Xiao Yan right hand aimed at the medicinal cauldron with a gap between
them as his fingers danced agilely. Following this movement, the rising
green-colored flame within the medicinal cauldron repeatedly became
distorted. The temperature that it emitted was high at certain moments
and low at other moments.
Xiao Yan’s face was solemn. His right hand controlled the intensity of
the flame while his left hand began to dance on the stone table, forming
a shadow that caused people to be dazzled. One kind of medicinal
ingredient after another was tossed into the air before forming a
parabola as it fell into the medicinal cauldron. Finally, they were
swallowed by the flame.
The tossing and dancing of the medicinal ingredients in the air above the
stone table never paused. When they saw Xiao Yan’s action of finishing
everything in one go, shocked voices began to appear in the stadium.
Being attracted by the shocked sound, even Han Xian, who was deep in
thought by the side also turned his head over. When he saw Xiao Yan’s
nearly unceasingly refinement of the medicinal ingredients, his face
involuntarily became instantly dull.
The eyes of Elder Hao, who was standing with his hands behind his back in
the arena, flickered at this moment. This technique that Xiao Yan
displayed appeared to be as natural as the moving clouds and flowing
water. There was not even the slightest pause between them. There was
much to admire when one looked at it.
Under the focus of all the gazes in the stadium, an extremely depressing
sound was suddenly emitted from the stone table. Immediately, Xiao
Yan’s hand paused abruptly. He frowned slightly as his hand grabbed a
medicinal ingredient that was about to fall into the medicinal cauldron
in a lightning-like manner. He glanced at the empty medicinal cauldron
and could not help but shake his head. Earlier, he had split his
attention into two and was a little careless. The temperature of the
flame was slightly higher, resulting in the medicinal liquid, which had
completed half of the merger, to be vaporized.
“What a pity…”
Xiao Yan’s first failure immediately caused the crowd in the stadium
who were looking at him without turning their eyes away to sigh.
Han Xian finally laughed coldly by the side when he saw Xiao Yan’s
first failure. In his heart, he said quietly, “Keep showing off…”
After mocking quietly in his heart, Han Xian ignored Xiao Yan who was
deep in thought. He turned his head and threw his gaze to his medicinal
cauldron. His expression gradually became solemn. A moment later, he
inhaled a deep breath of air. With a wave of his hand, he threw a
medicinal ingredient into his medicinal cauldron.
Following Han Xian throwing a medicinal ingredient into the medicinal
cauldron. The focus of everyone in the stadium was involuntarily gathered
around him. The corner of his mouth was lifted with pride when he sensed
the gazes which were thrown over. However, the proud smile had yet to
spread open when it suddenly solidified at the slight ‘Pu Chi’ sound
emitted from within the medicinal cauldron after the eighth medicinal
ingredient was thrown into it.
“Ai…” Everyone in the stadium initially widened their eyes to watch
Han Xian’s stiffened expression. A moment later, they involuntarily
emitted some mocking laughter. In this first round of merging the
medicinal ingredients, it was obvious that he was more of a failure
compared to Xiao Yan. At the very least, Xiao Yan had refined over twenty
medicinal ingredients before he was distracted, causing his effort to
come to naught. Han Xian, however, had failed when he had just refined
the eighth medicinal ingredient. This gap was something that even these
people, who were laymen that did not know about refining medicinal pills,
In this first refinement, the both of them ended up in failure. However
in this failure, it appeared that Xiao Yan was a little more handsome.