Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-583
Xiao Yan’s days had once again become as calm as before after waking
up. Although he would attract quite a number of surprised and various
kinds of gazes each time he revealed himself in the Inner Academy, it
became natural to him after getting used to it. After a long time, Xiao
Yan was able to reach the point of completely ignoring them.
Although the Grand Competition had already ended, the matter regarding
entry into the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’ was being pushed back,
perhaps in order to provide the competitors sufficient time to
recuperate. This caused Xiao Yan, who was filled with anticipation, to
begin feeling that it was difficult to pass the time.
Xiao Yan did not enter the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’ to train
during this period of time as he had just raised his strength by two
stars. Instead, he chose to quietly refine the Dou Qi within his body
that had suddenly soared. This kind of sudden, large increase in his Dou
Qi may cause people’s hearts to be filled with joy but such an abrupt
surge did not have the same kind of firmness of Dou Qi that one received
upon advancing one step at a time. Superficially advancing was a taboo in
advancement. Hence, for the sake of the future, Xiao Yan must ensure that
his body maintained a truly filled condition at all times, and not that
kind of empty superficial strength.
The Junior Sect Leader of the Blood Sect which he had killed in the
‘Black-Corner Region’ was the best example of this. Although he had
advanced to the Dou Ling class at such a young age, his strength was much
weaker than an ordinary Dou Ling in a true fight. Moreover, due to his
superficial strength and unstable Dou Qi, the fighting strength he
displayed was naturally limited.
The originally superficial Dou Qi within Xiao Yan’s body gradually
became substantial during his laid back and quiet training every day.
With the ‘Green Lotus Core Flame’, an excellent assistant in the
refinement of Dou Qi, the time and effort that Xiao Yan needed to spend
in refining Dou Qi was clearly reduced and easier compared to that of an
For some unknown reason Xun Er liked to pull Xiao Yan away to enter the
deep mountains together during this time that had once again become laid
back. After which, they would lie on the lush green grass and cuddle
together while the warm sunlight shone on them. The days were enriching
and blessed. However, Xiao Yan felt a repeated inkling that something was
about to happen while they made time to enjoy their enriching experiences
in this quiet mountain forest… They were on a slightly inclined grass
surface. The lush green-colored grass was like a green-colored carpet
that extended to the edge of one’s sight. There was an extremely
spacious mountain gorge in the grassland not far below. The gorge was
extremely deep. With the faint clouds lingering there, that place
appeared to be like paradise.
Xiao Yan and Xun Er laid in the grassland. The faint sunlight covered
their bodies, giving them a warm drowsy feeling.
Xun Er tilted her head slightly. Those gem-like bright eyes watched the
calm and content face of the green-robed young man beside her who had his
eyes shut. Her small mouth was slowly lifted into an arc. A moment later,
she appeared to have recalled something, and her eyes became slightly
gloomy. She spoke in a deep voice, “Xiao Yan ge-ge, you must definitely
properly practice the scroll that Xun Er has given you after you reach
the Dou Wang class in the future.”
Xiao Yan opened his eyes when he heard the soft gentle voice beside his
ear. He smiled and rubbed Xun Er’s head while speaking, “That’s
only natural. How can I not put in all my effort to practice something
that Xun Er gave me?”
Xun Er smiled and laughed sweetly upon hearing this. Her laughter was
like that of a mountain stream colliding against a rock, crisp and
“However, girl, why is it that you have appeared a little strange
during these past few days?” Xiao Yan suddenly spoke as he looked
directly at the moving face of Xun Er.
Xun Er was slightly startled. Her gaze flickered as she avoided Xiao
Yan’s gaze. She spoke in a soft voice, “No. I feel no different from
in the past.”
“Is that so?” Xiao Yan smiled. He was just about to say something
when Yao Lao’s solemn voice suddenly sounded in his heart, “There is
a large group of auras flying in your direction. These auras are
extremely strong, and their targets appear to be the both of you.”
Xiao Yan was startled when he heard Yao Lao’s words. His expression
immediately changed. Without having time to think why such a large group
of extremely strong foreign auras had appeared within the Inner Academy,
Xiao Yan stood up and pulled Xun Er, preparing to leave this place.
The latter appeared to have faintly sensed something when Xiao Yan pulled
her up. Her pretty face immediately changed as she hurriedly pushed Xiao
Yan into the forest. Her mouth anxiously spoke, “Xiao Yan ge-ge,
quickly go and hide. Do not come out no matter what!”
“What is it? Are those people coming after you?” Xiao Yan grabbed Xun
Er’s delicate hand and spoke with a sinking expression.
Xun Er’s gaze swept over the distant northern horizon. She sensed the
auras that were swiftly rushing over, and her delicate hand hurriedly
pressed against Xiao Yan’s body. She spat out forcefully and a gentle
wind pushed Xiao Yan into the forest. At the same time, she instructed,
“Xiao Yan ge-ge, suppress your aura and don’t allow them to discover
Xiao Yan’s expression kept changing after being pushed by Xun Er into
the forest. He did not understand why Xun Er would suddenly become this
“Just who are these people?” Xiao Yan’s fist slowly tightened as
his gaze followed Xun Er, and turned to the northern horizon. An unusual
anger was quietly rising in his heart.
A large cluster of rushing wind sound appeared from the sky not long
after Xiao Yan was pushed into the forest. Finally, over ten extremely
small black dots appeared on the northern horizon. The route of these
black dots was extremely clear. They were directly rushing to where Xun
As the sharp rushing wind sound became more intense, the speed of the
black dots became even faster. Finally, they appeared within a visible
Xiao Yan’s gaze passed through the gap between the tree leaves and
watched those ten plus black spots within his sight. Shock immediately
surfaced on Xiao Yan’s face. Those black spots were not human figures,
but were over ten completely black Magical Beasts with silver-colored
horns on their heads that were over a foot long. The horns were filled
with strange lines, and a wild thunderous sound was emitted from them.
There were four large wings which grew on the back of the Magical Beast.
A wild wind howled and whistled down from the sky as the wings were
flapped, suppressing the forest until it rested a little lower.
Xiao Yan had never seen or heard of these foreign Magical Beasts.
However, this did not hinder him from feeling stunned in his heart. This
was because he had sensed an extremely ferocious aura from these Magical
Beasts. Clearly, these Magical Beasts were not merely ordinary transport
Magical Beasts, but a kind of flying combat beast.
Flying beasts were rare in and of themselves. Flying beasts used in
combat were even rarer. Only those extremely large factions had the
capital to breed and tame them.
Xiao Yan’s gaze shifted away from these four-winged horned beasts
before finally stopping on their enormous backs. Xiao Yan was once again
startled. He saw that there was a human figure standing on the backs of
each of the four-winged horned beasts.
These people were wearing purple-black robes on their bodies and
displayed expressionless faces. As their gazes shifted slightly, they
appeared like sharp blade glows that caused one to feel a chill over
one’s body. Xiao Yan was somewhat shocked to realize that the aura of
all of these these ten plus human figures were just like deep lakes where
one could not see the bottom. This kind of situation was something that
Xiao Yan was only able to sense from those Elders within the Inner
The ten enormous four-winged horned beasts flapped their wings before
finally stopping in the mountain gorge. Numerous gazes swept toward the
green-clothed young lady standing in the grass.
“Ke ke, Xun Er xiao-jie. I have finally found you.” The leading
four-winged horned beast descended slowly. On it was a man who was spoke
with a laugh to Xun Er.
This man was not considered very old. From the looks of his appearance,
he appeared to be around twenty-four to twenty-five. His appearance was
extremely handsome and relaxed and could compare with Lin Xiuya. The
purple-black robe on his body caused him to have an additional steady
aura compared to Lin Xiuya. Most importantly, this man seemed to be the
leader of this group. This was because the positions the other nine
people stood in were clearly behind him. Such small and insignificant
details were the best at revealing the differences in status.
“I am the new deputy commander of the Black Submerged Army, Ling Quan.
I have been ordered by the clan leader to bring xiao-jie back!” The man
who called himself Ling Quan stood on the four-winged horned beast as he
cupped his hands toward Xun Er, and spoke respectfully to Xun Er.
“I have said that I will return by myself. Why do all of you have to
hurry over from such great distance?” The sudden arrival of Ling Quan
and the others caused Xun Er’s expression to become cold. Therefore,
her words also contained a chillness when she spoke.
“The clan head has given the instructions as such we can only obey
them.” Ling Quan smiled slightly. He was just about to say something
when his eyes suddenly solidified. His gaze was instantly thrown toward
the forest as he spoke in a deep voice, “Who is eavesdropping?”
Ling Quan words had just sounded when the expressions of the nine human
figures who were quietly standing on the four-winged horned beasts’
back instantly turned cold. In an instant, the bodies of the nine human
figures flashed into the forest. A wave of low and deep collision sounds
“Stop!” Xun Er’s pretty face changed as she cried out sternly.
As Xun Er’s stern voice sounded a human figure suddenly came out from
the forest. Finally, he flapped his wings and paused in mid-air before
eventually slowly landing beside Xun Er. He was Xiao Yan whose clothes
were somewhat disorderly.
“Xiao… are you alright?” Xun Er’s pretty face was anxious when
she saw Xiao Yan’s somewhat panted breathing. Her habitual form of
address was just about to be shouted out when she became cautious.
Immediately, she forced herself to become calm as she asked.
Xiao Yan frowned a little because of this change of Xun Er. He asked,
“What is happening?”
After Xiao Yan flashed out of the forest, the nine human figures also
appeared to be like a single body as they came out together. Finally, the
landed behind Ling Quan. Their gazes were like sharp knives that were
firmly locked onto Xiao Yan.
You…” The change of the expression on Xun Er’s face did not escape
Ling Quan’s notice. The latter’s eyes narrowed slightly as he
immediately turned to look at Xiao Yan who had appeared. He was slightly
startled when he saw that face. His finger gently knocked on his forehead
as he suddenly spoke in a half smiling manner, “If my guess is correct,
this should be that Young Master Xiao Yan who was once the trash of the
Xiao clan? I have seen a drawing of you.”
“Who are you?” Xiao Yan’s face was as deep as water as he asked in
a deep voice.
“The deputy commander of the Black Submerged Army. However, it is
pointless telling you this. You, or perhaps I should say the Xiao clan,
does not have the qualification to come into contact with such a
level.” Ling Quan smiled as he replied. His voice contained an
extremely straightforward contempt. He had long heard of the news of the
Xiao clan nearly being exterminated. The current Xiao clan had completely
declined. In what way did they possess the greatness they had back then?
Xiao Yan’s expression gradually turned dark, cold upon hearing the
disdain that Ling Quan words had toward the Xiao clan. His hand also
slowly grabbed the Heavy Xuan Ruler.