Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-536
Xiao Yan followed Elder Hao as he walked out of the medicinal management
warehouse. They walked slowly while following the main road. There were
occasionally some students who saw the two of them walking side by side
along the way. Surprise flashed across their faces. Elder Hao always
looked at the others with a cold face. Therefore, other people both
feared and respected him. All of them felt extremely surprised when they
saw that he engaged in a smiling conversation with Xiao Yan. On top of
being surprised, they could not help but view Xiao Yan a little more
seriously. Everyone clearly knew the authority of these Elders within the
Inner Academy. If someone did not open their eyes and offended them,
these Elders may find trouble. Abusing one’s authority for one’s
private purposes was something that inevitably existed even within this
Xiao Yan did not pay much attention to those gazes along the way. Due to
Elder Hao being by his side, even some of the students who recognized him
and wanted to step forward to issue a challenge also weighed the
situation and shrank back. Therefore, it saved Xiao Yan a lot of trouble.
“That Elder is called Liu Ying, he is the Tower Guardian Elder of the
fifth level of the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’. It is his turn to
rest today, therefore, we can directly go to his living quarters.”
Elder Hao told Xiao Yan some of the matters related to that Elder along
Xiao Yan nodded slightly when he heard this.
“You can simply state the purpose of your visit when you see that
fellow. Although his temper is a little strong, you need not be afraid of
him. He will not do anything to you.”
Xiao Yan smiled. He mused for a moment before asking, “Does this Elder
Liu have anything that he specially likes?” Xiao Yan naturally needed
to cater to the Elder’s liking if he wanted to successfully obtain the
rank 6 Monster Core from the other person’s hands.
“What does he like… you should clearly understand that upon reaching
a class like ours, it is very difficult to move us with ordinary
valuables. Instead, some of the things that could aid us in our training
possess an enormous attraction to us. Although that fellow is stingy, he
is extremely obsessed with training. If you are able to take out an item
that would benefit his training, I think that he should be attracted.”
Elder Hao voiced his thoughts.
“Something that benefits his training…” Xiao Yan muttered softly,
“May I know what is the affinity of the Qi Method that this Elder
“Fire affinity. It is precisely because of this that his temper is a
little strong.” Elder Hao replied and smiled.
“Fire affinity…” Xiao Yan smiled and nodded slightly. He now had a
small understanding within his heart.
Elder Hao could not help but be a little stunned when he saw the manner
of Xiao Yan. Was this fellow really able to take out something that would
move that stingy old fellow? That’s right. He is an alchemist.
Ordinarily speaking, he should have stored some treasures.
As the two of them conversed along the way, they had unknowingly
approached the inner regions of the Inner Academy. This place was the
residence of the Inner Academy Elders and Instructors. The environment
was quiet and peaceful. It was many times better than the hostel of the
students. This was nothing strange. With the powerful strength of these
Elders, the treatment that they received was naturally not something that
students like them could compare with.
They passed through a lush green are before Elder Hao gradually slowed
his footsteps a while later. Finally, he stopped at a house that was
completely built by emerald-green bamboo.
“This Elder Liu really knows how to enjoy himself.” Xiao Yan could
not help but feel some surprise in his heart when he saw this bamboo
Elder Hao in front of him had lifted his hand and was just about to knock
on the door when a powerful and impatient voice was emitted from behind
the door, “Just come in if you want to. Why do you need to knock the
door? You like this antiquated method. Can’t you be more direct?”
Xiao Yan let out a bitter laugh when he heard the words that were
transmitted from within the house. Only then did he understand why Elder
Hao told him to directly express the purpose of his visit. Clearly, this
was an impatient fellow. He would not accept someone who spoke to him in
a roundabout manner.
Elder Hao did not feel anything as this moment. He pushed opened the door
as though he was used to it and walked in while holding a smile on his
face as he said, “Elder Liu. I have brought someone with me and I’m
afraid that you will have to see him.”
“Who is it?” Xiao Yan also followed Elder Hao and walked into the
house. However, he coincidentally saw a red-robed old man walking in the
house. At this moment, the old man’s sleepy eyes were still a little
bleary. It appeared that he had just escaped from his sleep. He spoke as
he walked and only raised his head when he was at the front of the house.
When his gaze drifted toward the young man whose appearance was unclear
because of the light from behind him, Elder Liu could not help but frown
and said, “Brat, where have you come from. Don’t tell me that you
have been chased out of the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’ by some
Elders and want me to go and plead for you?”
“Student Xiao Yan greets Elder Liu.” Xiao Yan smiled slightly, took a
step forward and spoke with his hands cupped together.
“Ah… huh? Xiao Yan? That Xiao Yan who is able to refine a tier five
medicinal pill?” Elder Liu had merely responded with an indifferent
sound initially. After all, he had seen too many students who had come
here to beg for mercy and was already too lazy to be bothered by their
complaints. However, he was a little startled after he heard the somewhat
familiar name. His gaze hurriedly shifted to Xiao Yan’s face as he
opened his mouth and spoke in a surprised manner.
Xiao Yan smiled and nodded. He did not expect that his status as an
alchemist was so useful. Even this Elder had hurriedly changed his
expression when he heard his name.
“Ke ke, this name is extremely well known. Sit. What reason do you have
to look for me?” Elder Liu smiled and waved his hand toward Xiao Yan.
He sat on the chair before returning to his impatient character as he
asked in a pressing manner.
Xiao Yan tilted his head slightly toward Elder Hao and exchanged glances
with him when he heard this. The latter spread his hand, indicating that
Xiao Yan would have to handle the remaining matters. Xiao Yan helplessly
nodded and mused for a moment. He exercised some discretion in his words
before he smiled and said, “This time around, I have come to look for
Elder Liu mainly because this little me is currently lacking something.
Coincidentally, Elder Liu is in possession of this thing. Xiao Yan will
definitely provide a great reward if Elder Liu promises to exchange this
thing with little me.”
“Lacking something?” Elder Liu was a little startled. His expression
did not change as he placed down the teacup in his hand and said, “What
is it? Tell me. I will not reject as long as it is not an extremely
“A rank 6 water affinity Monster Core.” Xiao Yan mentioned casually.
Xiao Yan’s words had just sounded when the teacup in Elder Liu’s hand
in front of him could not resist the sudden increase in strength. With a
clear sound, it turned into a pile of fragments.
“*Cough*…” Elder Hao coughed softly by the side. This fellow really
did view that thing as his life. It appeared that it was going to be
quite difficult for Xiao Yan to obtain it this time around.
“Hmph. This randomly gossiping fellow is the one who tells you that I
possess a rank 6 Monster Core right?” Elder Liu rubbed away the water
traces on his hand and stared at Elder Hao. Although the First Elder had
quietly informed them to look after Xiao Yan, they did not need to look
after him to such an extent did they? A rank 6 Monster Core was a rare
thing no matter how one placed it. Moreover, this thing is something that
he had obtained after risking his life back then. How could he easily
give it to someone else?
“I will openly tell you that I will not give the rank 6 Monster Core to
anyone. You should not waste your effort.” In an attempt to remove this
thought of Xiao Yan’s, Elder Liu’s first sentence was extremely firm.
Elder Hao shook his head helplessly. It appeared that there was not much
hope for the manner today.
“Ke ke, Elder Liu, a rank 6 Monster Core may indeed be valuable, but it
is not something that truly does not have a price. You practice fire
affinity Qi Method. Such a water affinity Monster Core does not have the
slightest benefit to you. The only reason that you reject me without even
thinking should be that you are worried that I am unable to take out
something that would truly attract Elder Hao, no?” Xiao Yan did not
feel dejected just because of Elder Liu’s firm manner. He smiled
slightly before speaking in a slow manner.
Elder Liu rolled his eyes but did not reply. A rank 6 Magical Beast was
something that even the current him could not defeat. Although he viewed
this rank 6 Monster Core as a treasure, he was not a fool who hugged it
until his old age. This Monster Core may possess a powerful energy but
that was a kind of wild and violent energy that had not been refined. A
human body would not easily absorb it. Therefore, he would naturally not
reject if there was someone who was able to take out something that would
move him to exchange for it. However, with the age of Xiao Yan in front
of him, Elder Liu really had difficulty believing just how valuable the
thing that he could take out was.
“Elder Liu should also know that this rank 6 Monster core is unable to
be of much use in your hands. Therefore, it would be the best choice to
exchange it for something. Elder need not be stubborn. Why don’t you
open your mouth and tell me what you want. If Xiao Yan possesses it, I
will naturally take it out.” Xiao Yan spoke softly.
“Hey, I say, you should not be so antiquated. Although Xiao Yan is
young, there might be more treasures on him than you. There will no
longer be this shop once you pass this village.” Elder Hao fanned the
flames by the side.
TL: There will no longer be this shop once you pass this village –
meaning there will no longer be this opportunity once you miss it.
Elder Liu’s face alternated between green and white. A long while
later, his tensed face finally relaxed. He rubbed his nose and said,
“It is possible if you want to exchange for this rank 6 Monster Core
from my hands as long as you give me a ‘Dou Ling Pill’!”
“Dou Ling Pill? Don’t you have a lion’s mouth, old fellow who
won’t die?” Elder Hao by the side immediately leaped up when Elder
Liu’s voice sounded. The former widened his eyes and scolded, “That
is a tier 6 medicinal pill. How can Xiao Yan refine it with his current
strength? Aren’t you making things difficult for others?”
Elder Liu smacked his lips and ignored him. He only used his gaze to
watch Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan frowned slightly. His finger gently tapped on the surface of the
table. It was a long while later before he shook his head slightly and
said, “I am indeed unable to take out this ‘Dou Ling Pill’.”
Elder Liu was immediately disappointed when he heard this. He waved his
hand in a disspirited manner and said, “Please leave if you don’t
“However…” Xiao Yan smiled. He flicked his finger gently on his
storage ring. Immediately, a thumb-sized green-colored lotus seed
appeared in his palm. The green-colored lotus seed had just appeared when
a powerful fiery hot energy reverberated within the room.
Xiao Yan smiled and spoke as he eyed Elder Liu, who had straightened in
an instant. “I think that Elder Liu might have some interest in this