Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-51
Nearing the heavy door, there were more than 10 guards with indifferent
eyes standing firmly before the gate, barring it. At one corner of the
gate in a chair, sat an aloof looking man. In his hands was a pen and a
At this moment many clansmen lined up in a row in front of the old man,
each one of them had brought whatever Qi Method to him so they could sign
it out. After doing so, they carefully left the pavilion under the cold
stares of the 10 or more guards.
This was the procedure to leave the Qi Method Pavilion. Before entering
the Qi Method Pavilion, Xiao Yan and everyone else was informed about the
procedure, therefore it was not something unexpected.
The Qi Method Pavilion was a place where all of the clan’s Qi Methods
were held; methods that were acquired painstakingly by the clan for over
dozens of generations. These Qi Methods were the foundation of Xiao Clan,
thus the clan had extremely protective measures on the methods.
The Clan had their Qi Method scrolls made out of a special type of
bamboo. The bamboo could be defined as a mother-son. The mother part was
the size of the palm while the son part would be able to grow as large as
a dozen meters. Since the technique scrolls were made from this special
material, as long as the clan chief held onto the mother part, there was
no way that anyone could sneak away with a scroll. The moment one left
the area with a son scroll, the mother scroll would notify everyone.
The Parent’s area of influence just happened to cover the entire Xiao
Clan. Therefore, once a technique scroll leaves the Xiao Clan, it is
detected. Of course, nothing is absolute in this world. An individual
with powerful enough Dou Qi could forcefully destroy the connection
between the scrolls. However, with power at that level, why would one
bother to steal Huang level Qi Methods…?
It was finally Xiao Yan’s turn after waiting in line for a period of
time. Walking to the front, he withdrew a Qi Method from his pocket and
gave it to the old man.
Receiving the dark red scroll from Xiao Yan left the old man slightly
surprised. His eyes quickly appraised the boy as he thought to himself
“This, the [Burning Flame Refinement], was protected by a shield with
the power of a 9th Duan Qi. This little brat, to think he could actually
get through it…. It would seem he has some skills after all.”
After recording that Xiao Yan had that scroll, the old man returned it to
him and indifferently cautioned, “I think you know the rules, right?”
“The scroll can’t leave the clan, otherwise there will be severe
consequences! You must return the scroll after one year! There must be no
damage to it.”
Casually nodding his head, Xiao Yan moved to the side. He leaned on the
front door and waited for Xun Er’s scroll to be recorded.
Flashing Xiao Yan a light smile, Xun Er extended her snow white wrist and
took out her scroll.
Seeing Xun Er standing in front of him, the emotionless face of the old
man suddenly let a out a hint of a respectful smile. Using both hands to
receive the scroll, he then quickly recorded the borrower of the scroll.
Standing off to the side, Xiao Yan narrowed his eyes at the old man after
seeing the change in his attitude. Xiao Yan fingers curled instinctively
slightly. Since this old man was in charge of the Qi Method Pavilion, his
position in the clan was comparable to that of one of the 3 elders.
Xiao Yan had heard that this old man’s nickname in the clan, Cold
hearted Xiao Han. This old guy, even if it was to his own father, would
still talk in a foreign manner. An old emotionless face, like the muscles
of the recently dead, stiff with rigor mortis. .
This cold faced old man, who didn’t even respect the clan elder, was
acting so respectful before Xun Er. This once again kindled Xiao Yan’s
interest in Xun Er’s identity.
Rubbing his nose, he thought about how each time Xun Er was silent about
her identity. Lifting his head, he saw Xun Er coming over with a smile on
her face. With a shrug of his shoulders, he left with her through the
Bursting out from the crowded entrance, Xiao Yan breathed fresh air. The
atmosphere inside the Qi Method Pavilion was far too oppressive to
“What’s wrong, Yan Er?” Low laughter greeted Xiao Yan as a figure came
into view. Looking through the Qi Method Pavilion’s door, the figure
asked with a smile.
Tilting his head to smile at his father, Xiao Yan nodded back with a
smile of his own. A red scroll came out from inside his sleeves, “I got
Seeing the red scroll, Xiao Zhan gave a sharp intake of air, “It’s a good
thing you were able to get it.” He said in a low voice.
Seeing his father’s expression, Xiao Yan couldn’t help but roar with
pride filled laughter alongside him.
Extending his arm to clap Xiao Yan’s shoulder, Xiao Zhan smiled, “Now
that you have a Qi Method, once you become a Dou Zhe, then you’ll be able
to practice Dou Qi for real.”
Xiao Yan nodded obediently as he returned the red scroll back up his
sleeves. He could not help but think softly, “Hmm, I don’t know
what’s that special about that Qi Method. A Qi Method that can
evolve…is that even possible?”
“It’s even stranger than a Tian level Qi Method…” Trying to recall
the strange yet arrogant words of Yao Lao. Xiao Yan shook his head with a
bitter laugh. He had just come across one of the finest Qi Methods in his
life: Xun Er’s High Xuan level Qi Method: Flame Manipulation. To be
honest, he had an internal struggle when he declined it. After all, Qi
Methods of that caliber were not only expensive but extremely rare.
Massaging his forehead with an open palm, he was starting to regret
declining Xun Er’s kindness but the deed had already been done, it was
too late. Xiao Yan did not have the face to ask Xun Er again for it, so
he had no choice but to pray that Yao Lao was not playing around with
him. Otherwise, he would be the biggest loser out of everyone.
“Hmph, it’s only High Xuan, there’s nothing special about that.
Even though she isn’t normal, her collection of Qi Methods can’t
possibly compare to mine.” Right when Xiao Yan was praying that Yao Lao
didn’t deceive, Yao Lao gave a slight humph and started speaking.
“At last you say something…” Hearing the voice within his own
thoughts, Xiao Yan scratched his nose. His mouth twitched upwards into a
pleasant smile as he spoke; his point of saying so much was so that he
could force that old geezer to say something calming.
“Ai…you tiny brat, trying to deceive me…” An echo came out from
within Xiao Yan’s mind. Yao Lao didn’t know whether to laugh or cry
and instead said, “Brat, keep on practicing Dou Qi. Qi Methods are not
something for you to worry about: mine won’t be shabby. In the future,
your achievements won’t be lower than that little girl. Her clan is
Even though Xiao Yan was disappointed that the last sentence was
incomprehensible, he still nodded with a smile; he was given an answer to
his question so he could concentrate on practicing Dou Qi so that he
could become a Dou Zhe. This was the first step he had to take in order
from him to become strong and…for him to find Nalan Yanran who has been
on his mind for quite some time…