Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-522
A black-colored human figure flashed about, like rolling thunder on the
mountain peak. A faint silver-colored lightning glow was partially
visible under the human figure’s feet. The enormous black ruler in his
hands carried the suppressing sound of cleaving wind. Although the black
ruler was extremely big, it was just like a longsword when it was held in
the human figure’s hand. As it waved and danced, there was an agility
and trickiness within its overbearing body.
Under the sudden hacking of the enormous ruler’s body, the sharp wind
tore the air. A faint green glow shrouded its body, much like a cluster
of green-colored flames. This caused the wind from the ruler to carry a
With the angry hacking of the black ruler, it finally carried a wild and
incomparably ferocious force that violently hacked at a green rock by his
side. The two came into contact, and a sudden explosion sound appeared.
The tough green rock let out a ‘bang’ and was completely shattered
under the ferocious force contained within the ruler’s body. Countless
tiny rock fragments shot explosively all over the place. In merely an
instant, only a small half of the green rock that was half the height of
a person remained inserted on top of the mountain.
Xiao Yan’s hands maintained the posture of having hacked with the heavy
ruler. A sleek redness appeared on his face. After inhaling a breath of
air, the sleek redness gradually became fainter as his breath once again
returned to being long and smooth. Following the recovery of his
breathing, one could see that the green veins that had bulged out on his
hand had quietly returned to normal. The powerful strength on his tightly
tensed muscles slowly became weaker until it finally disappeared.
Xiao Yan withdrew the heavy ruler. The silver-colored lightning under his
feet also disappeared with it. He turned his head slightly as he gave his
body a random shake. He could hear cracking sounds from his bones, and he
involuntarily gave a satisfied smile.
The washing and refining of his bones back then had nearly caused Xiao
Yan’s strength to soar to nearly twice what it was. Not only did the
bones in his body become tougher, but Xiao Yan was also able to sense a
powerful strength concealed under his skin when his muscles were tight.
It was waiting to erupt and gush out.
The washing and refining of his bones had caused Xiao Yan to gain faster
and more sensitive agility. It even increased his mental reaction on top
of causing his flesh to become twice as strong as before. Moreover, now
that he had broken through to the Dou Ling class, Xiao Yan was better
able to sense the nearly complete transformation within his body.
If it was in the past, Xiao Yan could at the very most endure for over
ten minutes when displaying the ‘Three Thousand Lightning Movement.’
Now that he had advanced his strength, the Dou Qi in his body had greatly
increased and he was able to extend this time by over five times. From
this, one could see the obvious gap between a Da Dou Shi and a Dou Ling.
“The feeling of a Dou Ling is not bad right?” Yao Lao’s body was
suspended in mid-air. He smiled and spoke while eyeing the excited Xiao
“They are indeed two different classes. The gap between the two is
indeed a large one.” Xiao Yan used his strength to nod his head. In the
past, if it were not because he possessed the ‘Angry Buddha Lotus
Flame’ as well as a kind of unique item like the ‘Green Lotus Core
Flame,’ forget about defeating a three star Dou Ling, even a person who
had just entered the Dou Ling class was likely to finish him off and turn
him into a miserable state if he had just relied on his strength as a Da
Dou Shi. Now that he had personally experienced the great strength of a
Dou Ling, even Xiao Yan himself involuntarily felt an admiration for his
previous self, who had challenged this stronger class.
“Now that I have advanced to a Dou Ling, it is likely that I will be
able to face an ordinary two or three star Dou Ling head on in a fight by
relying on the uniqueness of the ‘Flame Mantra’ Qi Method. If I were
to also display the ‘Sky Fire Three Mysterious Change,’ I may perhaps
be able to contend with a strong person of Bai Cheng’s level. Putting
it this way, I am qualified to enter the ‘Strong Ranking’ with my
strength.” Xiao Yan’s tightened fist relaxed. He sensed the powerful
force brewing within it and the corner of his mouth involuntarily lifted
into a smile. This kind of achievement was sufficient enough to cause
Xiao Yan to be proud. After all, the training talent of those within this
Inner Academy was ridiculous. They were called geniuses in the outside
world without exception. The difficulty of rising within this place was
Xiao Yan used his strength to stretch his lazy waist. He took a step
forward and overlooked the vast sea of trees below from high in the air.
A frown suddenly appeared a long while later as he said, “I have
trained for a total of more than two months within these deep mountains.
It is time to return to the Inner Academy. The ‘Strong Ranking
Competition’ that Lin Yan mentioned will perhaps be soon. As long as I
can break into the top ten, I would have the qualification to enter the
few lower levels of the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower.’ For some
unknown reason, I keep feeling that the so-called ‘Refining the body
with the Essence Heart Flame’ has some relationship with the ‘Fallen
“That ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’ is indeed quite mysterious.
Even the strength of my Spiritual Strength could not be spread throughout
that place. Therefore, my quiet probing did not have the slightest
effect. Although I am unable to probe, I was still able to sense that
there were quite a number of strong people guarding the lowest few
levels. If one were to forcefully break in, it is likely that his or her
efforts would be futile even if he or she was an elite Dou Zong. We do
not know much about the situation of the ‘Fallen Heart Flame’ within
the tower. If we are able to go deeper to the lower levels of the tower,
we might be able to obtain some information related to the ‘Fallen
Heart Flame.’” Yao Lao voiced his thoughts.
Xiao Yan sighed softly. He was a little vexed as he rubbed his temple. He
muttered, “It really is troublesome.”
Yao Lao could only helplessly shake his head when he saw Xiao Yan’s
bitter face. He said, “There is no other choice. The reputation of the
Jia Nan Academy in the Dou Qi continent is very prominent. Usually even
some first rate factions would not overly offend them, much less a person
like me who is merely in a spiritual form. Even at my peak back then, I
would have had to think thrice and weigh things carefully in my heart
before coming to the Jia Na Academy to snatch something.”
Xiao Yan nodded with a bitter smile. He had endured a great amount of
hardship and spent a lot of effort in order to come to this Jia Nan
Academy. His purpose was the ‘Fallen Heart Flame.’ Therefore, Xiao
Yan’s heart had a feeling that he must have this thing. It was likely
that he would not even care even if he ended up offending this Jia Nan
Academy. If he truly wanted to become a strong person, the evolution of
the ‘Flame Mantra’ played an extremely crucial role. In order to get
the ‘Flame Mantra’ to evolve, the ‘Heavenly Flame’ was something
that he must not lack!
Xiao Yan’s gaze turned toward the south. That place was where the
‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’ stood within the Inner Academy. It
was a long while later before the fiery heat within his eyes quietly
withdrew. He let out a gentle smile before shaking his shoulders. The
Purple Cloud Wings shot out. With a gentle flap, his body turned into a
black shadow that hurriedly flew out of the mountain range. In an
instant, he turned into a small, black dot that disappeared on the
Xiao Yan spent a total of nearly three hours traveling from the mountain
range to the Inner Academy. If Xiao Yan had not advanced to a Dou Ling,
it was likely that he would have difficulty flying for such a long time
without stopping along the way to his destination.
When was was still a couple of hundred meters from the Inner Academy,
Xiao Yan carefully withdrew his Purple Cloud Wings. His body landed in a
dense forest. After seeing that there was no one around, he finally
rushed toward the Inner Academy, whose outline was already visible.
Relying on the Inner Academy badge on his chest, Xiao Yan entered the
Inner Academy without facing any resistance. He eyed the scattering human
figures in his sight and involuntarily exhaled a long breath. During
these two months, Xiao Yan had never met even the slightest human figure
other than Lin Xiu Ya and the few others.
Xiao Yan’s tensed feeling quietly became much more comfortable after
entering the Inner Academy. His swift footsteps gradually slowed, and
turned into a leisurely pace as he slowly walked to the new student
region where ‘Pan’s Gate’ was located.
Xiao Yan did not carry the enormous symbolic black ruler, so hardly
anyone along the way who recognized him, he who had the name of the
‘Top Alchemist in the Inner Academy.’ Therefore, Xiao Yan did not
face any resistance on his nearly half an hour walk to the new student
Xiao Yan’s brows were slightly knit without being noticed as he came
increasingly closer to the new student region. Usually, this area ought
to have members of the ‘Pan’s Gate’ guarding all the time. However,
it was completely empty…
Xiao Yan’s footsteps walked into the new student area. The empty road
caused Xiao Yan’s frown to deepen further. His originally leisurely
footsteps suddenly became faster.
Xiao Yan finally saw a large group of people, who were in a hurry, appear
around a corner in front of him when he had reached the pavilion home in
the middle. He immediately cried out when he saw the appearance of the
leader of the group.
The originally hurried group of people were initially startled when they
heard this familiar cry. Quickly following this, a wild joy immediately
rushed onto the face of the leader, Atai. He raised his head and eyed the
black-robed human figure before speaking in a joyous manner, “Chief?
You are back?”
“Chief! Chief has returned!” A group of people behind Atai
involuntarily cheered when they saw Xiao Yan’s appearance.
“Where are Xun Er and the rest?” Xiao Yan’s gaze swept across the
faces of Atai and the others only to discover a faint fury. His
expression sank slightly. A weak silver glow flashed under his feet.
Immediately, his body suddenly appeared in front of Atai and the rest
dozens of meters away from him before he asked in a low voice.
“Senior Xun Er and the rest have gone to the Fighting Arena.” The
ghost-like figure that Xiao Yan had displayed shocked Atai and the rest
before they immediately replied in a hurried manner.
“The fighting Arena? What happened?” Xiao Yan narrowed his eyes as he
“Dammit. What else other than the group of bastards from the ‘White
Gang.’” A fury suddenly swarmed onto the faces of Atai and the others
when they mentioned this, “This morning, Senior Hu Jia led a group of
members from the ‘Pan’s Gate’ to enter the ‘Blazing Sky Qi
Refining Tower’ to train. Originally, they had already found a place
and had trained within it for a period of time. In the end, the members
of the ‘White Gang’ suddenly forcefully pushed the door open and
relied on their larger number of people to chase the members of our
‘Pan’s Gate’ out. Senior Hu Jia had argued with them, but the few
bastards on the opposite side insulted her. Senior Hu Jia was infuriated
and began fighting with them. However, who knew that the other party
actually had two strong Dou Lings hiding at the side. Although Senior Hu
Jia injured one of them in her furious attack, she herself also received
a blow from the other party and was injured quite badly.”
“After the brothers of ‘Pan’s Gate’ brought Senior Hu Jia back,
Senior Wu Hao immediately became furious upon hearing about this matter.
He led people to run to the ‘White Gang.’ According to the brothers
that had returned, Senior Wu Hao had issued a challenge letter to Bai
Cheng. Currently, Senior Xun Er and the others led everyone to the
“Chief, those bastards from the ‘White Gang’ are becoming
increasingly arrogant. They used the fact that we don’t have any strong
Dou Ling to repeated come and find trouble with us!”
“Chief, this time around, we must go all out against them! We cannot
continue to endure it!” A large group of members from the ‘Pan’s
Gate’ furiously cried out from behind Atai. Clearly, they had already
reached the limit of their endurance of the provocation of the ‘White
Xiao Yan waved his hand gently. All the furious curses stopped. Numerous
gazes carried some anticipation as they eyed the former.
Xiao Yan’s face was gloomy. A faint furious glow flashed across his
dark-black eyes. A moment later, he lifted the corner of his mouth before
suddenly turning around and coldly saying, “Let’s go!”