Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-509
A black-robed, young man sat cross-legged on a mountain peak. His hands
formed training seals and his breathing was calm and long. Moreover,
there would be a slight fluctuation in his surroundings each time he
inhaled and exhaled. Threads of energy that leaned toward a fiery hot
form seeped out. Finally, they moved along his breathing and entered the
interior of his body.
The silent training continued for nearly two hours. The clothes on the
black-robed, young man, which were flapping in the absence of wind
finally slowly fell down, and his eyes opened with a slight tremble.
“I have gained quite a lot from training deep within the mountains for
two months…” Xiao Yan twisted his neck. He sensed the bubbling spring
water like Dou Qi that was flowing unceasingly, and a smile involuntarily
spilled from the corner of his mouth as he softly spoke.
During the two months of tough training, Xiao Yan had not only trained
his ‘Three Thousand Lightning Movement’ until he reached the level of
the first stage, ‘Lightning Flash,’ but the Dou Qi in his body had
also increased, combined, and purified deep within the mountains where he
ate in the wind and slept outdoors. According to his guess, the current
him had already unknowingly reached the peak of the eight star Da Dou Shi
class while practicing the ‘Three Thousand Lightning Movement.’ Of
course, he took two months in order to enable himself to reach the peak
of the eight star Da Dou Shi class. This kind of speed was something that
could not be in the same category as training within the ‘Blazing Sky
Qi Refining Tower.’ However, Xiao Yan already felt quite satisfied with
regards to this. Being able to practice the ‘Three Thousand Lightning
Movement’ until he reached the first stage had already exceeded his
expectations. On top of achieving this aim, he was also able to advance
his Dou Qi. This could be considered an additional thing to rejoice.
Hence, he did not feel depressed.
Xiao Yan stood up from the green rock. He held his hands behind him as
his gaze wandered over the vast sea of trees. A gentle breeze
coincidentally blew through the trees at this moment. Immediately, the
sea of trees swayed and an enormous tree wave that was nearly a thousand
feet long undulated from afar. One wave followed another in an unceasing
manner. It was nearly no different than the waves of the ocean. It caused
people to sigh at the might of nature, which was vast and majestic…
Xiao Yan was startled as he eyed the monstrous tree wave as he stood on
the mountain peak. Perhaps it was because of the calm atmosphere between
the heavens and the earth at this moment, but somewhere within his heart
was quietly stirred a little. Xiao Yan’s current thoughts were fast and
sensitive, and they toughened immediately as a strange feeling flashed
past him in a lightning-like manner.
Xiao Yan’s hands started to stretch behind him. His eyes, however,
slowly narrowed. A long while later, his back shook and Purple Cloud
Wings shot out. As his wings flapped, his body drew an arc across the sky
before his feet steadily landed on the vast borderless sea of trees.
The Purple Cloud Wings shrank and returned within. Xiao Yan stood alone
within the sea of trees. He overlooked the trees and was greeted with an
emerald-green world. His body was an inky-black dot within the
emerald-green. He appeared very small but he stood out.
Xiao Yan’s hands slowly parted. The wave of trees whizzed from afar
before finally carrying a loud ‘hua hua’ sound, like a thunderbolt in
transit, as it swept past Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan’s feet were like eagle claws as they firmly grabbed the top of
the tree. His body was like a leaf drifting with the wind within this
nearly endless ratling tree wave. It swiftly drifted but was ultimately
never torn into pieces by the powerful strength generated by the tree
The thousand foot wave of trees swarmed over, continuing for over ten
minutes before it gradually became distant.
The wave of trees swept past, leaving behind a black-robed young man who
had a pale face. However, his eyes contained an extremely great
excitement. He turned around and eyed the monstrous tree wave that had
become distant and was swiftly disappearing from the edge of his sight. A
certain part of his heart was violently stirred.
“This kind of artistic conception…”
Xiao Yan slowly raised his right hand. An enormous dark black ruler
flashed and appeared. He held it tightly in his hand and muttered, “If
I can get my attack to be like the waves that appeared one after another
in an endless manner, it would definitely be a kind of exquisite
attacking method, no?”
Xiao Yan’s hand held the Heavy Xuan Ruler as he tilted his head
slightly. His dark-black eyes were filled with a strange loss and deep
thoughts. His body also appeared to be completely stilled at this moment.
If there was a sharp-eyed person, he or she would be able to faintly
discover that Xiao Yan’s right hand, which held the Heavy Xuan Ruler,
appeared to be trembling with a very small arc. That manner was as though
it was adjusting something…
The stiffening of Xiao Yan lasted nearly an entire hour. He himself,
however, appeared to be totally unconscious of this. The earlier aura
that suddenly appeared with the wave of trees was repeatedly replayed
within the deep region of his mind. Time appeared to have stopped in this
kind of strange condition. Xiao Yan also felt an increasingly large glow
suddenly appear, and felt some intriguing trace that swarmed in between
the wave of trees.
The tree wave swept past and disappeared before once again sweeping past
and disappearing. It repeated in this manner, forming a cycle that did
not rest for a long while.
The time in the outside world continued to flow by. Although over an hour
had passed, Xiao Yan had already felt the instantaneous strange feeling
from the countless number of simulated tree waves passing by within this
one hour by borrowing that strange condition.
As he sensed this feeling in this manner a countless number of times, an
abrupt understanding began to unknowingly appear within Xiao Yan’s
As Xiao Yan was in this strange condition, an extremely surprised low
sound quietly sounded from Yao Lao. This voice may have been soft but it
still contained astonishment and shock. From the looks of it, this
condition of Xiao Yan had exceeded his expectations.
Yao Lao’s surprise ‘huh’ sound did not break this strange condition
that Xiao Yan was in. The extremely experienced Yao Lao naturally knew
what kind of opportunity this strange condition meant to people in
training. If one were unfortunate enough to have this condition broken
due to the outside world, it would undoubtedly cause that person to feel
regret for the rest of one’s life.
A powerful Spiritual Strength quietly spread out from the dark-black
ancient ring on Xiao Yan’s finger. It embraced all of the nearby space
within a dozen of meters. Following this action of the Spiritual
Strength, the low roar of a Magical Beast that would occasionally be
transmitted over from afar completely disappeared. This region had
descended into an absolute calm due to Yao Lao’s Spiritual Strength.
There would no longer be any event in the outside world that would force
Xiao Yan out of this strange condition.
Time slowly flowed by. Nearly three full hours had already passed from
the moment Xiao Yan entered the quiet condition. During these three
hours, Xiao Yan’s body appeared to have turned into a rock statue that
did not move. If it were not for the arc of the shaking black ruler in
his hand becoming a little larger, anyone would have thought that this
was a black-colored rock statue that had lost any sign of life. However,
this rock statue was a little too life-like.
The black-robed young man, whose body was completely stiffened, suddenly
began to tremble gently in the sealed area of the calm sea of trees.
Following the shaking of his body, the glow within his dark-black eyes
and the deep thoughts also swiftly disappeared. A clear realization came
Xiao Yan’s right hand held the ruler’s hilt. His body was as straight
as a spear. A sharp aura quietly spread out and Xiao Yan’s face
tightened. The black ruler in his hand was slowly lifted. After which,
with an extremely slow motion, it was gently hacked, lifted, swung, and
The foundation attacking method of a heavy ruler was completely displayed
by Xiao Yan at this moment. As his hand shook, the speed at which the
ruler was wielded also became increasingly faster. In the end, Xiao
Yan’s entire body was nearly completely wrapped within a black-colored
ball. This kind of exquisite ruler skill was something that Xiao Yan did
not possess in the past.
The whirring of the wild wind sounded from the sea of trees as a large
black ball was swiftly rolling above it. The leaves would wither wherever
this black ball passed. Occasionally, some would fall into the black ball
and instantly be shattered into pieces.
The swinging of the heavy ruler became increasingly faster. However, at a
certain instant just when Xiao Yan was about to achieve the highest
speed, the heavy ruler suddenly became slow. This abrupt change was like
butterflies in one’s heart, causing one to feel extremely terrible.
A soft muffled groan was emitted from the human figure that was vaguely
visible within the black ball. In an instant, one could see that the
expression of the young man had become much paler.
Although Xiao Yan’s expression was pale, he did not immediately stop.
The abrupt spark repeatedly flashed within the deep region of his mind.
In addition, as the heavy ruler in his hand waved, an extremely subtle
change in the trajectory and angle was made without him knowing.
Xiao Yan’s mind was tightly shut as he began to give up taking the
initiative to wave the ruler. Instead, he gave the control to the abrupt
light, located somewhere in his mind.
The sharp ruler wind gradually became slow. Replacing it was that
extremely slow waving ruler’s body… The speed of the heavy ruler was
slow. From the point of view of an outsider, this ruler technique was
basically filled with openings. If one were to just randomly attack, one
would be able to cause the person waving the ruler to be forced back
after suffering serious injuries.
As the ruler danced, a strange glow once again swarmed into those dark
black eyes. Xiao Yan’s originally somewhat stiff waving speed had
suddenly become much smoother. Following this change, the ruler
technique, which was originally filled with openings, suddenly changed
drastically. As the ruler was waved, the ruler’s body was bounded
everywhere from up until down. When it danced, it was actually like a
ball that was so firm that it could not be broken. There was nowhere in
which one could attack.
This ruler technique was undoubtedly vastly different from the earlier
disorderly ruler technique of Xiao Yan, which only relied on his body’s
strength and speed to attack!
Ever since Xiao Yan had obtained the Heavy Xuan Ruler, he had never
practiced any kind of complete ruler technique. When he fought with an
enemy, he would mostly rely on his great strength. Although a strength
can break a thousand techniques, this so-called strength must reach a
certain powerful level in order to achieve this kind of overbearing
effect. If he were to meet a person who had similar strength, how would
he break through the latter? At that time, it would undoubtedly be
determined by the exquisite techniques of both parties.
If one were to discuss the exquisiteness of one’s technique, the ruler
technique that Xiao Yan had used may be a little coarse compared to the
lance technique that Bai Shan had used back then but in terms of speed
and strength, Xiao Yan was stronger. However, this exquisiteness in
techniques had been his weak point. If he were to meet an opponent with a
strength that was similar to his in the future, he would definitely
suffer some disadvantage. Moreover, this sudden realization appeared to
completely remedy this weakness of his.
The waving of the heavy ruler suddenly became sluggish. A sharp wind shot
out explosively from the tip of his ruler. He could hear a ‘ka cha’
sound and a large tree, over ten meters in front of him, had its top
completely broken off.
Xiao Yan maintained the stance of the heavy ruler hacking down as the
glow within his eyes swiftly withdrew. An instant later, a clear
brightness surfaced. His face carried a thread of surprise as he eyed the
heavy ruler in his hand. The trajectory and angle on how the heavy ruler
was swung earlier actually lingered without being removed from his mind
as though it was an imprint.
Xiao Yan widened his mouth. He did not really know what to say. In merely
a few hours of being in some stance, he had discovered that he had
grasped an extremely exquisite ruler attacking technique. Although this
ruler technique had merely entered its embryonic stage, its strength had
already secretly shown that it was just the tip of an iceberg. If it was
to be honed in the future, it was not difficult to imagine just what
great help it would be for Xiao Yan!
“There is no need to be surprised. This is not an accidental gain
during training but a kind of lucky opportunity. You are lucky to be able
to meet it and even more fortunate to grasp hold of it.” Yao Lao’s
voice slowly sounded within Xiao Yan’s heart, “This kind of lucky
opportunity is something that many people can meet, but are unable to
grab hold of. Being able to grab it proves your ability and talent.
Gaining things without effort is but a joke.”
Xiao Yan nodded gently when he heard this. The stunned feeling in his
heart slowly became fainter…
“This ruler technique had a thread of wave-like unceasing conception to
it. I think that it has something to do with the tree waves earlier, no?
It may currently be a little weak, but you need not be disheartened. This
is only a start. As long as you properly hone it in the future, I think
that you might be able to create a new ruler technique Dou Skill that
belongs to you.” Yao Lao laughed. His laughter contained some
gratification. The start of everything was difficult. Now that Xiao Yan
had already started, it was likely that it was only a matter of time
before he succeeded. Although creating a Dou Skill was very difficult,
Yao Lao had unusual confidence in this little fellow where miracles
Xiao Yan smiled and nodded. He flipped his hand and placed the heavy
ruler onto his back. After which, he took out an ‘Energy Recovery
Pill’ from his storage ring and stuffed it into his mouth. He sensed a
thread of heat rise in his body, and was just about to search for a spot
to rest when a deafening monster roar suddenly sounded from a distant
mountain like a thunderclap.
“What a powerful roar. Just from hearing its voice, it should be a
Magical Beast that is at least at the Dou Wang class, no?” Xiao Yan was
similar shaken by the sudden roar until he was blank. He hurriedly raised
his head and eyed the distant mountain as he asked in surprise.
“Yes. It is indeed a Dou Wang class Magical Beast. There are also some
similarly quite strong auras in that region. Both parties should be
fighting.” Yao Lao said with a faint smile.
“There are actually people who dare to have some intentions toward a
Dou Wang class monster?” Surprise flashed across Xiao Yan’s face. His
heart was somewhat curious as he smiled and suggested, “Shall we go and
take a look?”
“Yes, up to you.” Yao Lao was indifferent at this moment.
Xiao Yan smiled when he heard this. The Purple Cloud Wings on his back
shot out. With a gentle flap, his body began to rise before finally
flying toward the location where the monster roar came from.