Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-582
Xun Er quietly sat to one side in the quiet secret chamber. Her delicate
hand held her cheeks and under her green-colored sleeves revealed
snow-white wrists. A pair of bright treasure-like pupils used the little,
gentle light to stared at Xiao Yan, who was sitting in a cross-legged
manner with his eyes tightly shut.
It had been five days since the ‘Strong Ranking’ Grand Competition.
However, Xiao Yan had still not shown any traces of waking up from his
training. This caused Wu Hao and the others to be quite worried. They had
suggested forcefully waking the former up from his training state a
couple of times, but they were all stopped by Xun Er. With her eyesight,
she was naturally able to sense that the Dou Qi in Xiao Yan’s body was
surging by the day. By the time he truly awoke, his strength would
definitely advance greatly from the time when he was seriously injured.
If he was woken up at this time, it would undoubtedly mean that he would
lose this excellent advancement opportunity.
“Looks like there are no results today…” Xun Er sighed gently again
after seeing that Xiao Yan still did not have any trace of waking up
despite having waited for a long time. She muttered before standing up,
preparing to leave.
However, the moment that Xun Er had stood up and was about to leave, a
strange energy ripple suddenly surged within the secret room.
Immediately, the former’s pretty face became joyous. Her gaze suddenly
turned toward Xiao Yan.
Not long after the ripple was emitted, a powerful aura suddenly surged
out from Xiao Yan’s body, whose eyes were still tightly shut. This aura
soared repeatedly, and in an extremely short amount of time, it had
exceeded the aura of Xiao Yan at his peak. Moreover, it was still
continuing to climb.
Joy surfaced on Xun Er’s face as she sensed the aura that was swiftly
climbing. It was indeed as she had guessed. Xiao Yan had been repeatedly
absorbing an extremely large amount of energy into his body for the past
couple of days. Now, under the assault of that large amount of energy,
the barrier between the levels were easily destroyed.
The sudden soaring of the aura continued for a full five minutes before
the increase finally came to a gradual stop. A moment later, an energy
ripple suddenly spread out from Xiao Yan’s body before finally
colliding with the hard wall, shaking the secret room until it trembled.
After the energy ripple surged out, the strange, sleek redness on Xiao
Yan’s face gradually scattered until he recovered his usual color. His
tightly shut eyes trembled slightly before finally being slowly opened to
see Xun Er’s joyous gaze.
As Xiao Yan’s eyes were slowly opened, a cluster of green flame
abruptly shot out before shrinking back in a lightning-like manner and
Mottled air that contained some black color was expelled by Xiao Yan. The
black air slowly rose before making contact with the tough ceiling.
Immediately, it corroded a small hole in the ceiling under an extremely
soft ‘chi’ sound. Xun Er’s brow were slightly knit when she
witnessed this scene.
A layer of pale luster surfaced on Xiao Yan’s face following the
release of the mottled air. A joyous expression appeared without
restraint on Xiao Yan’s face as he sensed that the Dou Qi in his body
was more than a couple of times stronger than before.
“Congratulations, Xiao Yan ge-ge. This serious injury has not only not
left behind any seeds of trouble, but has instead allowed you to gain
from misfortune. From the looks of your current aura, I think that your
strength should be around that of a five star Dou Ling, no?” Xun Er
parted her mouth and smiled as she saw the pleasant surprise all over
Xiao Yan’s face.
Xiao Yan sensed a little before nodding slightly. He smiled and said,
“It should be around that of a five star Dou Ling.”
Although Xiao Yan was pleasantly surprised at having advanced two levels
in one go, he did not feel that it was too inconceivable. Other people
might feel disbelief over his strength suddenly soaring by two stars, but
he had some clues regarding it. Although this great battle was the
primary instigating factor, an even greater reason was because his body
had swallowed various medicinal pills and natural treasures. One example
was the ‘Core Quenching Body Milk’ that he had consumed some time
earlier. Although most of it was used to refine Xiao Yan’s body, there
were still some remnant medicinal power that had seeped into various
parts of his body. Due to Xiao Yan’s body having fallen into a
completely exhausted state, that hidden medicinal power naturally and
automatically seeped out. Besides helping him heal his injuries, it also
gifted him with an enormous help in raising his strength.
“But it seems that there are some problems within Xiao Yan ge-ge’s
body?” Xun Er took repeated steps until she was beside Xiao Yan. Her
bright pupils looked at the latter and probed with a serious expression.
Xiao Yan was startled before immediately coming to a sudden
understanding. It was likely due to her having witnessed that thread of
black air earlier. Xiao Yan rubbed his head and said helplessly, “Back
then, I helped Nalan Jie expel poison in order to obtain a medicinal
ingredient. In the end, I got the poison into my body. However, it is
fortunate that I have the protection of the ‘Heavenly Flame’, and
that poison is unable to cause me any harm. Due to this, it has been
hiding within my body, and I can only expel a little bit of it each time
I advance my strength.”
“Xiao Yan ge-ge is unable to settle it even with your alchemist
skills?” Xun Er spoke in a somewhat startled manner.
“This poison is a little extraordinary. Back then, Nalan Jie, whose
strength was at the Dou Wang class, nearly ended up dying because of it.
How would it be so easy to completely expel?” Xiao Yan shrugged his
shoulders and replied.
“Relax, it’s fine. As long as the ‘Heavenly Flame’ is in my body,
that thing will have no effect.” Xiao Yan comforted. He immediately
turned his body. He got down from the bed before twisting his body that
had been sitting for a couple of days. A bone cracking sound immediately
sounded in a sweet manner within the secret room, much like beans being
“That’s right, what happened at the end of the ‘Strong Ranking’
Grand Competition? I should have entered the top ten right?” Xiao Yan
suddenly recalled the most important matter and hurriedly asked.
“Ke ke, relax. You have already entered the top ten although you are
ranked last.” Xun Er curled her lips and smiled. She eyed Xiao Yan’s
face, which appeared to have released a heavy burden, before immediately
adding, “Liu Qing has also entered the top ten.”
Xiao Yan was startled before he asked in a stunned manner, “In that
case, who won?”
“The First Elder says that it was a draw. Therefore, the both of you
were allowed to enter the top ten together.” Xun Er spoke with a sweet
“So it’s like this… whatever. In any case, I don’t care how many
people are in the top ten together as long as I am allowed to enter the
depths of the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower.” Xiao Yan nodded his
head unconcernedly. He stretched his lazy waist before swiftly walking
out of the secret room. He muttered, “My bones are about to rust after
staying here for so long. Girl, let’s go and taste some fresh air…”
Xun Er smiled when she heard this. She immediately nodded before
Quite a large commotion was created when Xiao Yan and Xun Er appeared in
‘Pan’s Gate’. During this period of time, rumors of Xiao Yan’s
serious injuries being difficult to cure had been spread in the outside
world. Although Xun Er and the others had refuted the rumors during this
period of time, Xiao Yan not revealing himself these past few days had
caused the members of ‘Pan’s Gate’ to feel some uncertainty. They
were naturally filled with joy and excitement now that they saw a
perfectly fine Xiao Yan with a complexion that was even better than
Xiao Yan could not help but feel some surprise as he walked within
‘Pan’s Gate’. He discovered that there seemed to be even more
members in ‘Pan’s Gate’ compared to before. Moreover, the overall
atmosphere was also extremely high. As he walked, those numerous gazes
that shot toward him from all directions were filled with respect and
“Hey, Xiao Yan, are you finally completely cured?” Lin Yan’s
familiar voice suddenly sounded just as Xiao Yan was looking around him.
Immediately, a human figure swiftly appeared by Xiao Yan’s side,
revealing a face filled with joy as the former patted Xiao Yan’s
Xiao Yan smiled to Lin Yan. His gaze suddenly paused on the latter’s
chest. An extremely familiar badge was being worn on that spot. Xiao Yan
immediately had a stunned expression.
“You… why are you wearing the badge for our ‘Pan’s Gate’?”
Xiao Yan’s face was stunned.
“Big brother Lin Yan has already joined our ‘Pan’s Gate’. Is
there any problem with him wearing our badge?” Xun Er by the side could
not control herself as she laughed.
Xiao Yan stared dumbfoundedly. It was a long while later before he spoke
with a strange face, “You, as a top ten expert in the ‘Strong
Ranking’ are actually willing to lower yourself to join our ‘Pan’s
“What, lower? The reputation of the current ‘Pan’s Gate’ is
something that even Lin Xiuya’s ‘Wolf Teeth’ and Liu Qing’s
‘Splitting Mountain’ cannot contend with. Although they do have the
presence of experts sitting there, ‘Pan’s Gate’ has more experts
than them. Forget about the ‘Brute-Force Queen’ who remains here all
day. Even you are able to contend with an expert like Liu Qing. Moreover,
there is still Xun Er. Hee hee, even the ranked two Lin Xiuya was easily
defeated by her? Who in this Inner Academy still dares to say that
‘Pan’s Gate’ is weak and easy to provoke?” Lin Yan laughed.
“When did Xun Er defeat Lin Xiuya?” Xiao Yan was once again startled.
His face showed surprise as he eyed Xun Er who was curling her mouth into
a smile by his side.
“It happened in the sparring matches after the ‘Strong Ranking’
Grand Competition was over. Tsk tsk, you didn’t see that scene. Lin
Xiuya was defeated in Xun Er’s hands in less than ten minutes. At that
time, everyone present appeared to have become dull.” Lin Yan waved his
hand and laughed gloatingly.
The shock in Xiao Yan’s eyes grew denser as Lin Yan spoke. He knew that
Xun Er had definitely hidden her actual strength. However, he did not
expect that she would be this strong when she truly erupted. That Lin
Xiuya was an expert that could contend with Liu Qing. Xiao Yan had spent
all his strength in order to defeat Liu Qing, only to end up with the
both of them seriously injured. He did not expect that this girl would be
able to defeat Lin Xiuya within a short ten minutes. That strength… was
likely to have also reached the Dou Wang class, right?
Xiao Yan involuntarily inhaled a breath of cold air as he thought of this
possibility. This girl was really a little too frightening. Her current
age appeared to be quite a lot younger than himself. A seventeen or
eighteen year old Dou Wang? This kind of achievement was really able to
cause those Elders within the Inner Academy to feel so inferior that they
would cover their faces and weep.
As this thought flew in Xiao Yan heart, he also came to a sudden
understanding upon recalling the ancient faction behind Xun Er. It
appeared that she could not be viewed ordinarily.
Xun Er smiled gently, appearing to clearly understand the thoughts that
lingered in Xiao Yan’s heart. Her delicate hand rubbed Xiao Yan’s
arm. Which part of that extremely obedient manner was remaining from the
cold manner that she had when challenging Lin Xiuya back then?
Lin Yan smacked his mouth when she saw the gentle and obedient manner Xun
Er adopted toward Xiao Yan. Even a battle crazy fellow like him could not
help but feel envy surfacing in his heart. How many people in this Inner
Academy could enjoy this blessing of the fairer sex?