Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-535
It was a long while before Xiao Yan, who was within a quiet secret room,
finally recovered from the shocking news that Zi Yan had spat from her
mouth. He rubbed his face with great strength and laughed bitterly. It
was really unexpected that the first on the ‘Strong Ranking’, which
was described by Lin Yan until it appeared that she was an immortal, was
actually such a little girl. No, it should be said that it was a powerful
Magical Beast with a human appearance.
“This little girl is also quite cute. I wonder why Lin Yan is so afraid
of her. However, with her strength, she is really able to sit in the top
position. Looking from her frightening strength, it is likely that even
an elite Dou Wang would not dare to fight her head on.” Xiao Yan
“Although this little girl’s strength is so frightening that it is a
little overboard, she appears to completely rely on her physical strength
from the way she attacked earlier. She did not exert even the slightest
energy.” Yao Lao’s voice suddenly sounded from within Xiao Yan’s
heart in a slow manner.
“Is Teacher able to see just what kind of Magical Beast Zi Yan is?”
Xiao Yan inquired.
“I cannot tell… she has consumed the ‘Body Transformation Grass’.
Therefore, if she does not reveal her true form, an ordinary person would
have difficulty identifying just what kind of Magical Beast she is.”
Yao Lao mused for a moment before saying, “However, from this
intelligence of hers and the frightening strength that she displayed, I
think that her original form should be a kind of extremely rare unique
beast from the ancient times. After all, it is definitely impossible for
an ordinary Magical Beast to train until the Dou Wang class without at
least a hundred years if it are not be blessed with extremely good
opportunity. Yet, after examining this little girl’s aura, it did not
appear like a Magical Beast that had trained for a hundred years. Hence,
her original form should have quite an extraordinary origin.”
“Oh…” Xiao Yan nodded slightly. Although Zi Yan’s actual strength
was very powerful, it appeared that her mind was just like a twelve to
thirteen year old little human girl. Of course, this was excluding the
indifferent aura that she would occasionally reveal.
Xiao Yan withdrew his curiosity for Zi Yan in his heart. He placed his
entire focus back to the medicinal ingredients that had filled the area
in front of him. Even he did not dare to say that he would succeed on the
first try when refining this ‘Dragon Strength Pill’. Therefore, when
he had opened his mouth he asked for two sets of medicinal ingredients.
“Ah, refining this thing is really a toil on my mind. However, I can
only go all out for that ‘Asparagus Ice Fire Fruit’…” Xiao Yan
let out a bitter laughter. He once again summoned a wisp of green flame
and threw it into the medicinal cauldron. A moment later, his mind
gradually agglomerated as he used his entire focus to begin the
refinement once again…
The refinement of the ‘Dragon Strength Pill’ was nearly a hundred
times more complicated and troublesome than refining the ‘Hard Gold
Pu’ for Zi Yan earlier. It was fortunate that Xiao Yan’s strength had
already advanced to the Dou Ling class. Regardless of whether it was in
terms of the degree of force of the Dou Qi, or his control of the flame,
he possessed an extremely obvious improvement. Hence, the training this
time around was much more relaxing compared to when he competed with Han
Xian. However, this was merely relatively speaking. From the looks of the
dense perspiration that repeatedly seeped out from his forehead, he
needed to put in all his effort in order to be able to refine this
‘Dragon Strength Pill’.
The green flame passed through the medicinal cauldron and was imprinted
on the wall within the quiet room. It danced around, making threatening
gestures as though it was a vicious beast. As the flame rose, the
medicinal ingredients that were placed in front of Xiao Yan were also
swiftly being reduced.
Time passed swiftly during the refinement. After spending nearly eight
hours, the troublesome refinement finally entered its end stage.
The cry sounded from within the quiet room. Immediately, a dark-red glow
shot out from within the medicinal cauldron. Finally, it was grabbed
firmly in Xiao Yan’s palm. He observed it up and down before nodding
with satisfaction as he placed the jade bottle into the storage ring.
Although he had successfully refined a ‘Dragon Strength Pill’ during
this refinement, he had also destroyed a set of medicinal ingredients.
However, Xiao Yan did not feel much heartache just because of this. He
clearly knew that being able to possess this success rate of
fifty-percent was already quite a good result.
Xiao Yan immediately collapsed with exhaustion after finishing all of
this. He took out an ‘Energy Recovery Pill’ from his storage ring and
stuffed it into his mouth. He ignored the fatigue that was emitted from
all over his body as he hurriedly sat cross-legged and entered into his
training mode. Training in this kind of situation where the Dou Qi in his
body was completely exhausted reaped twice the benefits with half the
effort. The matter of training was just like using drops of water to form
a river. One cannot slacken even a little.
The training this time around used up a total of over an hour. Only then
did the feeling of an empty interior in Xiao Yan’s body disappear. He
sensed the powerful Dou Qi flowing within his veins. He was slightly
joyful to discover that the Dou Qi in his body had been enhanced by quite
a bit. From the looks of it, the refinement of medicinal pills may cause
him to be so tired that he was about to die, but this process was not
completely without any benefit.
Xiao Yan exhaled a long breath and stretched his lazy waist. As he heard
the sound of his bones cracking against one another, a comfortable and
delightful feeling of recovering from extreme fatigue spread out from
deep within his heart, causing a smile to hang on the corner of his mouth.
“Now that we have obtained the ‘Asparagus Ice Fire Fruit’, I only
lack the final rank 6 water affinity Monster Core before it is possible
to refine the ‘Ground Spirit Pill’.” Xiao Yan’s finger gently
rubbed his storage ring. Immediately, that alluring fruit that had ice
and fire in one entity appeared in his hand.
“Rank 6… ah, that is equivalent to a Magical Beast that is as strong
as an expert of the Dou Huang class. Where would I go and find it…”
Xiao Yan rubbed his head and spoke softly.
“Let’s think of a solution. I can faintly sense that the ‘Fallen
Heart Flame’ in the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’ is becoming
increasingly stronger recently. I’m afraid that the uprising that I
have mentioned isn’t far away..” Yao Lao said slowly.
“The moment of the uprising of the ‘Fallen Heart Flame’ will be our
best opportunity to snatch it. We must not let it slip by. Otherwise, it
is likely that the trouble we will encounter if we want to snatch it in
the future would be at least ten times what it is. Hence, we must bring
forward the refining of the ‘Ground Spirit Pill’ as soon as
Xiao Yan smiled bitterly and nodded. He sighed, “I’ll do my best.”
“Ke ke, you can relax. If it is really not possible, we can at the very
most go into the deep mountains to search for a rank 6 Magical Beast. It
is not possible that there isn’t a rank 6 Magical Beast hidden within
such a vast mountain range.” Yao Lao comforted with a laugh.
Xiao Yan smiled when he heard Yao Lao’s comforting words. However, he
was not completely at ease. Perhaps there was indeed a rank 6 Magical
Beast hidden within the mountain range. However, in what way was it easy
to kill a Magical Beast of this rank? Moreover, even if he could kill it,
it was certain that a large earthshaking battle would erupt. At that
time, it was likely that Teacher would be exposed should it alarm the
Elders of the Inner Academy. That would be a little troublesome…
Xiao Yan sighed once again. Xiao Yan could only hide these worries. He
stored the medicinal cauldron into his storage ring and patted himself.
Finally, he stood up and slowly walked out of this quiet room.
Elder Hao watch as Xiao Yan came out of the room. He hurriedly stood up
and asked uneasily, “How’s your refinement? Did you succeed?” Elder
Hao understood a little about medicinal pill refinement. Therefore, he
also understood just how high the failure rate of refining a tier five
medicinal pill was.
“Ke ke, I failed once, but fortunately, I did not disappoint Elder’s
expectations.” Xiao Yan smiled and nodded. He stepped forward and took
out a jade bottle that stored the ‘Dragon Strength Pill’ before
gently placing it on the table.
Elder Hao hurriedly grabbed the jade bottle on the table after seeing it.
He carefully took out a round dark-red medicinal pill from within and
said in a joyous manner, “You have really succeeded. Little fellow, you
really do have some ability. No wonder you are even able to rein in the
Xiao Yan smiled and replied with some modest words when he heard this.
“Since you have refined a ‘Dragon Strength Pill’, that ‘Asparagus
Ice Fire Fruit’ shall be yours. Ke ke, your eyes are really sharp. The
rarity of this thing could be ranked among the top ten even within the
entire medicinal warehouse.” Elder Hao stored the ‘Dragon Strength
Pill’ properly, and waved his hand in a generous manner. He jokingly
said, “If there is any other medicinal ingredients that you need in the
future, you can just come and look for me. However, remember our
transaction. Ha ha.”
“Again? Refining one ‘Dragon Strength Pill’ has nearly caused me to
collapse…” Xiao Yan smiled and thanked Elder Hao while he muttered in
his heart. He cupped his hands and was about to bid Elder Hao goodbye
when his heart stirred. He asked in a probing manner, “Elder Hao. I
still urgently need something at this moment. May I inquire if Elder Hao
can help me look for it. If it is possible, Xiao Yan will do his best to
refine any medicinal pill that Elder asks for!”
“Oh? What is the thing you need?” Elder Hao’s eyes brightened when
he heard this as he asked with some interest.
“A rank 6 water affinity Monster Core.” Xiao Yan stared intently at
Elder Hao’s face. When he spoke these words, he clearly sensed the
other party’s face twitch a little.
“Rank 6… why do you need such a high ranked Monster Core? A rank 6
Magical Beast is equivalent to an elite Dou Huang… With my current
strength, I don’t have the courage to look for their Monster Cores.
Looks like there is no hope for this transaction.” Elder Hao smiled
bitterly and shook his head. His back was emitting cold sweat. Was the
appetite of this fellow not a little too great? He actually opened his
mouth and directly asked for a rank 6 Monster Core. Did he really think
that it was a stone that could be picked up by the road side?
Xiao Yan could only sigh in disappointment when he heard the words of
Elder Hao. He said with a bitter smile, “We shall forget about it since
Elder does not have one.”
Xiao Yan turned his body and left when he said this. However, after Elder
Hao fondled his beard and thought for awhile, he suddenly opened his
mouth and said, “It is true that I don’t possess a rank 6 water
affinity Monster Core, but I may perhaps be able to refer you to an
Elder. He coincidentally has a rank 6 water affinity Monster Core in his
hands. One that he had luckily obtained back then.”
Xiao Yan was startled when he heard this. A wild joy immediately swarmed
onto his face. “Really? If Elder Hao is able to refer me to him, Xiao
Yan will definitely not forget about Elder Hao’s benefits should I be
able to obtain the rank 6 Monster Core.”
“You should not get too excited now. That fellow has a stingy
character. Back then, he had risked his life in order to rely on some
luck to kill a rank 6 Magical Beast that was already seriously injured.
Therefore, he has been holding onto the rank 6 Monster Core like a
treasure. Occasionally, he will even boast about it in front of us. If
you want to exchange for this rank 6 Monster Core from his hand, you need
to take out something that he likes. Otherwise, you can be prepared to
bleed profusely. Follow me.” Elder Hao waved his hand and immediately
led the way out of the door.
Xiao Yan hurriedly nodded. He swiftly followed Elder Hao. Being able to
obtain news about a Rank 6 Monster Core at a juncture when he was pressed
for time was undoubtedly good news to him. He must obtain that Rank 6
Monster Core no matter the price it took.