Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-531
Xiao Yan was slightly startled as he eyed the fear that flashed across
Lin Yan’s face. He immediately knit his brows slightly, and his heart
began to churn a little. Ever since he was acquainted with Lin Yan, this
arrogant fellow had never displayed fear toward anyone. He merely felt
some admiration for the strengths of Lin Xiu Ya, Liu Qing, and the others
when facing them. However, he never showed the slightest hint of fear of
them. Now, on the other hand, this Lin Yan who was renowned for being
arrogant and wild in the Inner Academy had descended into silence and
displayed such an expression when mentioning the person ranked first on
the ‘Strong Ranking’. This caused Xiao Yan to be unable to maintain a
“Ke ke, I was merely asking randomly. Senior Lin Yan need not take it
to heart.” Xiao Yan smiled slightly after the silence continued for a
while. He continued smiling while spoke and he gently placed his teacup
The expression on Lin Yan’s face finally became a little relaxed after
hearing Xiao Yan’s words. He let out a bitter smile as he sighed, “I
really don’t wish to mention that fellow. I think you will be able to
see that fellow in the grand competition one month from now. However, I
will give you some advice first. If you were to meet that fellow in the
competition, you must not anger that fellow no matter what. You can also
admit defeat if it is not possible.”
Xiao Yan pursed his lips and quietly nodded. Just how strong was that
fellow who was ranked first on the ‘Strong Ranking’? Xiao Yan
suddenly felt some curiosity for that fellow as this thought flashed
within his heart. He really did not know just what kind of frightening
fellow that person was in order to cause Lin Yan to say such words. Could
it be that he had three heads and six limbs?
“Hee hee, however, you might not meet that fellow. The difficulty of
you charging into the top ten is over ten times more difficult than
defeating Bai Cheng. Currently, all of those fellows in the top ten are,
without exception, at the peak of the Dou Ling class. They have rich
fighting experience. At the same time, each of them also possesses
powerful Dou Skill in their hands. Their fighting strengths are far from
what a person at Bai Cheng’s class can be compared with.” Lin Yan
laughed. His straightforward words did not leave much face for Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan laughed bitterly. He could not do anything about this forthright
manner of Lin Yan and could only speak vaguely, “I will just do my
“Why don’t we have a fight? If you can defeat me or endure some
exchanges in my hands, you might have a chance.” Lin Yan’s gaze
rotated two rounds around Xiao Yan’s body. His eyes suddenly became
fiery hot as he made a suggestion in a somewhat pressing manner.
Xiao Yan was startled when he heard this. He could not help but feel his
entire body turn cold when he saw the thirsty manner of Lin Yan. This
fellow’s addiction to fighting was nearly comparable to Wu Hao’s. He
did not want to spend effort to fight this kind of person, who would turn
into an insane person once they started fighting. Therefore, he hurriedly
waved his hand and said, “Forget it, forget it. I have currently yet to
recover. Let’s wait for the future.”
Lin Yan could only nod his head in disappointment when he heard Xiao
Yan’s rejection. After training for half a month within the ‘Blazing
Sky Qi Refining Tower’, he could sense his hands becoming itchy. He
really hoped that there would be someone who would allow him to have a
delightful carefree fight.
Xiao Yan hurriedly pulled away from this conversation topic when he saw
Lin Yan’s manner. He could not wait to find an excuse to sent the
latter off after conversing for a while with him.
Xun Er could not help but smile and shake her head when she saw Xiao Yan
send off Lin Yan and closed the door heavily. However, she hurriedly
withdrew her smile when she saw Xiao Yan’s angry eyes being thrown
over. She spoke in a saucy manner, “I know that it is not that Xiao Yan
ge-ge is afraid of him, but that you are merely worried that you would
injure him when sparring.”
“You can just show off…” Xiao Yan rubbed his nose in embarrassment
after being given a clean slate by Xun Er. His gaze glanced at the
weather outside and mused for a moment before speaking, “I want to go
and take a look at Elder Hao’s place. He controls the medicinal
warehouse of the Inner Academy, and I am currently lacking certain
medicinal ingredients. If he has them, I must get some from him no matter
Xun Er nodded slightly when she heard this. She immediately asked, “You
are lacking medicinal ingredients? Recently, the medicinal gathering
group of our ‘Pan’s Gate’ was formed. Moreover, they have entered
the mountains quite a number of times, and had a few great harvests. They
may have what you need.”
Xiao Yan smiled bitterly. The medicinal ingredients that he needed were
something that he had never even seen before. Their values were something
that one could tell just by thinking. However, he could not brush aside
Xun Er’s good intentions. Therefore, he finally said the name of the
final medicinal ingredient that he lacked: Asparagus Ice Fire Fruit.
Xun Er’s brows frowned in deep thought for a while after hearing this
name. She could only helplessly shake her head. She examined the list of
what the medicinal gathering group had harvested but did not discover
this medicinal ingredient among the listed names.
Xiao Yan did not feel surprise when he saw Xun Er acting in this manner.
He said goodbye to Xun Er before opening the door and leaving.
Xiao Yan looked left and right once he left the house. He found a remote
place before summoning the Purple Cloud Wings. Finally, he leaped high
into the sky before flying out of the new student area. His gaze glanced
down when he flew past the entrance and did indeed discover some fellows
were sneaking around beside the entrance, guarding it. He immediately let
out a bitter laugh. As he flapped his wings, his body turned into a faint
black shadow that disappeared into the distance under the cover of the
sky that was gradually becoming dark.
There were many experts within the Inner Academy and Xiao Yan did not
want to invite any trouble. Therefore, he landed at a place where there
were few people after having avoided those fellows who had thoughts of
challenging him. He withdrew the Purple Cloud Wings before he swiftly
walked to the warehouse managing the medicinal ingredients of the Inner
As the place where the Inner Academy stored precious medicinal
ingredients, this warehouse managing medicinal ingredients had quite the
tight security. Not only was there Elder Hao, a Dou Wang, guarding this
place, but there were also over ten instructors patrolling twenty-four
hours a day. This kind of place was one that ordinary students were
prohibited from entering. Perhaps it was because Elder Hao had given
prior instructions, but Xiao Yan was not expelled from it after being
stopped by a patrolling instructor. Instead, after having confirmed Xiao
Yan’s identity, the latter brought Xiao Yan to Elder Hao.
“Ke ke, in the two months that I have not seen you, you have actually
reached the Dou Ling class. Moreover, you even defeated Bai Cheng, who is
a six star Dou Ling. You are really not bad.” Elder Hao, who was
originally inspecting the medicinal ingredients being stored hurriedly
placed down the things in his hands when he heard Xiao Yan had come to
look for him. He ordered his subordinate to bring him in before smiling
and eyeing Xiao Yan. Clearly, he had already heard of the matter at the
“I was merely lucky.” Xiao Yan bowed slightly toward Elder Hao as he
smiled. Only after the instructor left did he quietly speak about the
intention of his visit. “This time around, I have come to look for
Elder Hao mainly because I lack a medicinal ingredient in order to refine
a medicinal pill. Therefore, I wish to come here to take a look and see
if I can find it. Ke ke, now that my strength has increased a little, I
will likely have a higher success rate in refining that ‘Dragon
Xiao Yan’s gaze intently observed Elder Hao’s expression. Only upon
seeing the somewhat happy face of the latter after he heard those last
few words did Xiao Yan sigh in relief.
“Ke ke, these medicinal ingredients that are placed here will sooner or
later be taken away by those old bastards from the Alchemist Department
using some excuse.” Elder Hao waved his hand and walked closer to Xiao
Yan in a somewhat earnest manner. He patted Xiao Yan’s shoulders as he
smiled and said, “Xiao Yan, I shall not say any other unnecessary words
to you. If you are able to refine just one medicinal pill that I am
satisfied with, I will allow you to take away any one random medicinal
ingredient from this warehouse. What do you say?”
Xiao Yan was startled. One kind of medicinal ingredient in exchange for a
medicinal pill that he would be satisfied with? This…
“You should not think that I am taking advantage of you. I think that a
medicinal ingredient that even you think is difficult to find would
likely be an extremely rare one. You would not lose out if you exchanged
a medicinal pill for a medicinal ingredient of this tier. What do you
say?” Elder Hao laughed, clearly understanding what Xiao Yan was
thinking in his heart when he saw the latter hesitating
Xiao Yan nodded slightly after quietly musing for awhile. If this place
really had the final medicinal ingredient needed to refine the ‘Ground
Spirit Pill’, the Asparagus Ice Fire Fruit, he did not really lose out
by using a ‘Dragon Strength Pill’ to exchange for it. However, he
would not lose out only if he exchanged for this medicinal ingredient. If
it was some other medicinal ingredient, it was likely that this business
was not really worth it.
“Alright. We’ll do as Elder Hao has suggested.”
A brilliant smile surfaced on Elder Hao’s face when he heard Xiao Yan
agree. The frown on his forehead also became much more relaxed. He
randomly threw out a snow white item and said, “This is the place where
the management warehouse stores the most valuable medicinal ingredients.
Go and search there. You can come and fulfill our transaction if you find
Xiao Yan hurriedly received the snow white item. His eyes glanced at it.
This was actually a jade plate that was made of white jade. There were
various life-like medicinal plants engraved on it. A faint medicinal
fragrance seeped out from it, causing one to feel relaxed and happy.
“This Inner Academy really has a deep foundation. Even this jade plate
is actually made with an extremely rare jade material.” Xiao Yan
muttered in his heart as he held the jade plate. He did not continue to
stay, but turned around and walked to the door that led to the medicinal
“That’s right. Little fellow, remember to only search for the thing
that you need. Don’t randomly touch anything else. There are traces of
energy on those things. I will be able to sense it as soon as it is
touched slightly.” Elder Hao reminded just before Xiao Yan entered. The
medicinal ingredients inside were far too valuable and the Inner Academy
could not tolerate not taking some precautions.
“Ke ke, Elder Hao, you can rest assured. Xiao Yan is not a greedy
person.” Xiao Yan laughed. He understood that Elder Hao was reminding
him not to be greedy. Therefore, he immediately gave a direct reply.
Elder Hao could only smile awkwardly after Xiao Yan had exposed the
meaning of his words. He waved his hands and once again sat back onto the
chair to review the documents of the medicinal ingredients.
Xiao Yan smiled slightly, pushed the door, and entered. A spacious
corridor was behind the door. Xiao Yan followed it until the end where a
faint energy was covering the place. His gaze looked in all directions.
When he saw a notch on the wall by the side, Xiao Yan took a step forward
and carefully placed the white jade into it.
The energy glow in front of him gradually became weak as the white jade
plate was resting in the notch. A moment later, it completely disappeared.
Xiao Yan took the white jade plate. He eyed the wooden door hidden behind
the energy barrier and rubbed his hands somewhat anxiously. After which,
he pushed open the door and entered this medicinal warehouse, which was
engulfed by medicinal fragrances.