Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-563
The entire stadium was silent as everyone eyed Bai Cheng who had collided
heavily against the wall. No one knew if he was dead or alive. Quite a
number of people could sense the degree of ferociousness behind Xiao
Yan’s punch earlier despite being a great distance away. They did not
dare to imagine whether they could still keep their little lives if that
punch were to solidly connect with their body.
Xiao Yan slowly straightened his body within the arena. His tightly
clenched fist trembled slightly as a trickle of blood followed the tip of
his finger and dripped down. Although that attack earlier was indeed
ferocious, it also caused his fist to feel some pain after being shaken
by the reverse force. However, this was undoubtedly many times better
compared to the ninety-percent of strength that Bai Cheng had to endure.
Xiao Yan raised his head. His gaze swept over the various expressions of
everyone on the tall platform. After letting out a soft cough, he turned
his gaze toward Su Qian on the judges’ seats.
Su Qian glanced at Bai Cheng below, who no one knew was dead or alive,
after sensing Xiao Yan gaze which had shot over. He smiled bitterly and
shook his head. After receiving such a heavy blow, it was likely that Bai
Cheng would be left with an injury that would be difficult to fully heal
even if he was lucky enough to keep his little life this time around. Su
Qian had nothing to say in regards to this. After all, all of the attacks
that Bai Cheng used against Xiao Yan earlier were basically all fatal
moves. He only had himself to blame for having such an ending.
Su Qian exchanged gazes with the few Elders beside him before waving to
some of the instructors maintaining safety within the arena. Immediately,
two people flashed forward. They picked up Bai Cheng, who was lying on
the ground without moving, and carried him away.
“*Cough*. Xiao Yan wins this match.” Su Qian’s eyes looked at Xiao
Yan in the arena. Immediately, his voice became deeper as he spoke,
“However, I hope that everyone does not use such heavy attacks in the
next match. Those whose tactics are overboard will have their
qualification to participate in the competition revoked.”
Su Qian’s words obviously contained a warning. After all, the students
who could enter the ‘Strong Ranking’ basically belonged to the top
within the Inner Academy. It would be quite a great loss if anything were
to happen to a student of such talent. Moreover, some of the students had
quite strong backgrounds. Although these backgrounds did not have much of
a deterrent effect within the academy, the factions behind them would
definitely be displeased if something were to happen to these students
within the academy. At that time, it would be troublesome if they were to
run to the Inner Academy crying and shouting.
Xiao Yan smiled and nodded. His toes pressed gently on the ground as his
body rushed to the tall platform. After which, he ignored the numerous
gazes from the surroundings and landed on his seat.
“What a useless person. He is actually unable to defeat Xiao Yan even
like this.” Liu Fei immediately snorted coldly and softly cursed Bai
Cheng’s inability to take out Xiao Yan as she eyed him return to his
seat without appearing to have suffered any serious injuries.
“Yao Sheng, you better not disgrace yourself if you meet him.” After
cursing, Liu Fei turned her head and spoke to Yao Sheng by her side who
was staring at Xiao Yan.
Yao Sheng was slightly startled. His expression was initially a little
unnatural before he immediately gave a sinister smile as he nodded and
said, “Fei-er, you can rest assured that as long as I am able to meet
him, I will definitely seek justice for you.”
“You should not look down on Xiao Yan. Otherwise, you will also end up
like Bai Cheng, losing when he was not expecting to. The green-colored
flame armor that Xiao Yan displayed earlier has an extremely shocking
defensive strength.” Liu Qing knit his brows and spoke in a deep voice.
Yao Sheng smiled and nodded. However, there was still a dark coldness and
disdain between his brows.
“Xiao Yan ge-ge, are you alright?” Xun Er held Xiao Yan’s hand and
asked in a concerned manner. She was able to clearly sense that the
latter’s breathing was a little rough and heavy. Clearly, his strength
had been greatly exhausted in the battle earlier.
“I’m fine. It is just that the flame armor exhausts too much Dou Qi.
I’ll be fine after resting for a while.” Xiao Yan took out an
‘Energy Recovery Pill’ from within his storage ring and stuffed it
into his mouth as he smiled while shaking his head.
Xun Er’s pretty eyes studied Xiao Yan’s face, only to sigh in relief
when she saw the sleek redness that gradually surged over it. Her gaze
turned toward the next match that had just begun and softly said, “It
is really unexpected that Bai Cheng actually used such tactics. That
‘Bloody Ground Eight Split’ is likely a Middle Xuan Dou Technique.”
“That’s right. Moreover that secret technique which raised his
strength is not an ordinary one. It really was beyond my expectations
that he had something like that.” Xiao Yan smacked his lips and said.
“Ke ke, Bai Cheng and Bai Shan do have some background. Their clan may
not be very prominent in the entire Dou Qi continent, but they can be
considered a second tier faction. If one were just discussing strength,
even the three great clans of the Jia Ma Empire are slightly inferior to
them. I think that this secret technique is something that is secretly
passed on within their clan.” Xun Er smiled as she spoke.
Xiao Yan nodded slightly. Due to the special rules, no matter what kind
of background one had, it would not provide any sense of superiority for
that person within the Inner Academy. Therefore, it was possible that the
faction behind any random person that was picked could be quite great.
“From the looks of it, I myself might be the kind who is considered the
weakest because I am alone, right?” Xiao Yan suddenly laughed bitterly
as he mocked himself in his heart. He did not have much of a background.
Not only did the Xiao clan not have much strength within the Jia Ma
Empire, but it was being chased and killed until few people remained
because it had offended the Misty Cloud Sect. His only support was
“Xiao Yan ge-ge alone is much more effective than any other faction. A
tier five alchemist would be welcomed with a smile even if the other
party is an elite Dou Huang. Who would dare say that you are weak because
you are alone?” Xun Er’s lovely, delicate hand gently held Xiao
Yan’s palm as she replied with a soft gentle smile.
Xiao Yan was startled when he heard this and immediately laughed out loud
in a carefree manner. He had actually forgotten his most important
identity. As his palm patted Xun Er’s head, he jokingly said,
“However, even though I am a tier five alchemist, it is likely that I
am nothing in the eyes of the faction behind Xun Er.”
“But Xiao Yan ge-ge is still young. There have not been many tier five
alchemists at such an age in the continent.” Xun Er smiled as she
Xiao Yan smiled. He crossed his legs on the spacious seat and slowly shut
his eyes. His mind sank and intruded into his body, adjusting his
somewhat tired condition caused by his over exhaustion.
Xun Er quietly eyed Xiao Yan’s calm face. She muttered to herself
within her heart, “Xiao Yan ge-ge, I believe that you will become a
truly strong person the next time we meet…”
There was still an endless stream of fights after Xiao Yan. Moreover the
degree of fierceness even surpassed that of the fight between Xiao Yan
and Bai Cheng earlier. During this time, quite a number of people in the
top ten of the ‘Strong Ranking’ had shown themselves. That kind of
powerful strength caused exclamations to sound repeatedly in the stadium.
It was finally Wu Hao’s turn to appear after the competition had
progressed until it was halfway through. Compared to some of the exciting
fights earlier, this fellow’s victory was quite relaxing. The strength
of that one star Dou Ling may surpass Wu Hao, but his fighting experience
was far inferior when compared to the latter. Hence, the fight had merely
lasted less than ten minutes before that one star Dou Ling had an opening
which was caught by Wu Hao due to his carelessness. He was defeated in
Xiao Yan shook his head, feeling neither able to laugh nor cry as he eyed
Wu Hao’s face which was filled with a lack of enjoyment as the latter
returned to the tall platform. This fellow was still not satisfied after
winning the round so easily. Would this fellow be happy only if he became
extremely exhausted just like myself?
The number that had suddenly sounded in the stadium immediately caused
the entire place to abruptly quieten. After being dull for an instant,
numerous gazes suddenly turned before finally stopping on that tall,
large man with a face as deep as water.
The man sat quietly, appearing to sense the focus of all the gazes around
him. He slowly opened his eyes and a sharp tyrannical aura suddenly
surged out just like the awakening of a snake that had gone into
Tyrant Spear Liu Qing!
Ever since that year when he had been defeated by Lin Xiu Ya’s hands,
this tyrannous and mighty looking man had never lost once within the
Inner Academy. That record of dozens of continuous wins within the
Fighting Arena caused a countless number of students to be filled with
both respect and fear.
Liu Qing stood up and slowly walked forward. As his footsteps moved, the
tyrannical aura on his body grew increasingly powerful. Some of the
strong people, who were leaning closer, even sensed that their breathing
had become rough and heavy.
Liu Fei’s eyes revealed some adoration as she eyed the heavy back that
was the focus of attention of the entire place in front of her. Ever
since she was a child, she had never seen Liu Qing admitting defeat to
any opponent. Even those people with outstanding talent like Lin Xiu Ya
would only cause him to be slightly worried. Of course… she had
automatically excluded Zi Yan in this. That was because that little girl
could not be classified as normal.
Liu Fei suddenly glanced at Xiao Yan a short distance away as she had
this thought in her heart. The corner of her mouth was lifted into a
sarcastic arc, “No matter how high you jump, you are merely just a
leaping clown in elder cousin’s eyes!”
Xiao Yan naturally did not know what Liu Fei was thinking in her heart.
Even if he did know, it was likely that he would be unconcerned. Any
spoken words were pallid explanations. Only by thoroughly sparing would
there be an effective result.
Xiao Yan leaned against his chair. His gaze paused on Liu Qing who slowly
walked forward. If one did not mention anything else, Xiao Yan viewed
this man extremely seriously. An incomparable tyrant. This was the best
description for him.
In his heart Xiao Yan thought that if Liu Qing was given time to grow, it
was likely that no one would disagree that he had the qualifications and
the talent to become a giant who would shake the Dou Qi continent in the
Liu Qing came to the side of the guardrail before stomping his feet on
the ground. His body was like a metal pagoda as it abruptly fell from the
sky before heavily landing on the ground. His impact was great in
everyone’s eyes. The hard ground in the area where he landed was
shattered into a pile of powder. Countless crack lines swiftly spread
Liu Qing stood straight and hugged his chest with his arms. Under the
shine of the sun, the dark-black heavy spear on his back reflected a
dense, cold glow. With this outfit, along with that tyrant aura, it was
likely that a person who did not have a strong mental fortitude would
lose even before fighting.
Xiao Yan laughed softly as he watched Liu Qing in the arena pressuring
others with his aura. A fiery hot fighting intent slowly surged within
his dark-black eyes. Among those of his age group, it was likely that
only Lin Xiu Ya and Liu Qing would truly cause him to form a fear and
solemness in his heart.
“He is indeed not a bad opponent.”