Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-586
The bright light immediately became much darker after entering the
‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’. Xiao Yan raised his gaze only to see
Su Qian pausing at this place appearing to be waiting for them.
Su Qian smiled at Xiao Yan when he saw that the latter was the first to
enter. He eyed the expression which showed he had recovered to his
previous self and nodded his head, feeling pleased. He quietly praised in
his heart, “This little fellow not only possesses shocking talent, but
his character is also this tough. It is not a coincidence that he has so
Lin Yan, Lin Xiuya, and the others came in one after another not long
after Xiao Yan entered. The eleven people stopped in front of Su Qian.
Other than Zi Yan, who had an impatient face, the others appeared a
“Hey, Xiao Yan, I have eaten all of my stuff. You must help me refine
some once we leave this place.” Zi Yan ignored Su Qian as she leaped to
Xiao Yan’s side. She pulled his sleeves while swinging her pale-purple
pony tail and muttered, “I hate coming to this tower the most.”
“Yes.” Xiao Yan slightly nodded his head. He clearly knew that Zi
Yan’s original form was a Magical Beast. Hence, she had somewhat of a
mentality that rejected flames. The so-called ‘Essence Heart Flame’
did not have much of an refining impact on her anyway. After all, she had
already advanced to the Dou Wang class. It was useless to pave the way
again. However, it was better than having nothing. Being able to refine
her body once again for free would more or less have some benefits for
her. Therefore, Zi Yan was not opposed to it. Although she had a naive
character, she was still able to clearly distinguish the benefits.
Su Qian coughed softly and stared at Zi Yan who was not concerned at all.
He immediately turned his gaze helplessly toward Xiao Yan and the others
as he spoke in a stern manner, “All of you should follow me all the
way. Do not walk about on your own. You should not walk about randomly
once you reach the bottom few levels of the tower. Do not observe your
surroundings no matter what kind of activity occurs. Otherwise, I will
revoke your qualification. Do you understand?”
Everyone was somewhat stunned when they heard this, but they still nodded
Seeing that everyone had nodded their heads, Su Qian turned around and
led the way at the front. The route he took was different from when they
usually descended the tower. Instead, he entered the metal door Xiao Yan
had broken into back when he first entered the tower.
Xiao Yan’s heart instantly leaped as he watched Su Qian take this
route. He clearly understood that in the darkness behind this metal door
was an extremely large, deep hole. Moreover, the true ‘Fallen Heart
Flame’ was concealed in this bottomless, dark-black hole!
Xiao Yan adopted an unusual emotion as he followed Su Qian and entered
that metal door that was closely guarded. The faint dim light shot down
from the wall, shining at the enormous space behind the metal door until
it was quite obscure. Although the light was hazy, it did not hinder Xiao
Yan as he looked at the large hole in the middle of this enormous space.
The other few people also curiously looked all around them. This place
was somewhere that even Liu Qing and Lin Xiuya were entering for the
The gazes that looked all around paused on that deep, black hole not long
later. Although everyone’s hearts were filled with curiosity, they did
not dare to carelessly move out of line and go over to check it out when
they recalled Su Qian’s earlier instructions.
Xiao Yan’s gaze intensely paused on that dark, deep hole. It was a long
while later before he forcefully pulled his gaze back, His gaze was
lowered slightly as he followed Su Qian in front of him.
The route that Su Qian led them along was merely at the edge of this
spacious interior. Therefore, it was quite far from the middle. Even so,
Xiao Yan and the others sensed a kind of extremely hot temperature.
They walked along the edge for a couple of minutes before Su Qian led
everyone into a somewhat dim tunnel that slowly spiraled down. As Xiao
Yan’s footsteps followed the repeatedly winding stairs, he could sense
that he and the others were heading deeper to the bottom levels of the
‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’.
The security in this tunnel stairway was extremely tight, and was enough
to cause Xiao Yan and the rest to feel shocked. Almost every couple of
minutes they descend the stairs, a guard who was standing like a statue
would appear. Accompanied by the surrounding dim atmosphere, this kind of
tight security caused a couple of people to secretly swallow their
saliva. If they didn’t have too much trust in the Inner Academy, it was
likely that some of them would suspect Su Qian was bringing them to a
The group of people basically did not have the mood to converse in this
kind of pressuring atmosphere. Other than Zi Yan’s voice which was
repeatedly muttering to Xiao Yan, the remaining people all had tense
faces. The entire stairway only appeared to have a somewhat messy, heavy
This travel under such a pressuring atmosphere continued for nearly half
an hour before it was finally broken by a light that appeared at the end
of the dim tunnel.
“We have arrived!” Su Qian swiftly walked toward the end. His faint
voice immediately caused everyone’s spirit to be roused. Their
footsteps became faster before eventually scrambling to swarm out of the
Everyone’s footsteps stepped out of the dim tunnel. The eye-piercingly
intense light caused Xiao Yan and the others to habitually shut their
eyes. However, they swiftly opened them. Their faces were immediately
filled with surprise as they swept all around.
This was an extremely spacious and empty space within the tower that
occupied a vast area. At a glance, this was basically more spacious than
any other level above. As this place did not have many training rooms, it
had an empty feeling when one took a glance at it.
Xiao Yan’s gaze moved around. A moment later, it stopped at the area in
the middle. There was a large hole that was approximately dozens of
meters wide there. His gaze slowly shifted up and Xiao Yan’s eyes
immediately narrowed. There was a similarly enormous hole in the ceiling
that was nearly a hundred meters high that was facing the deep hole below
with great precision. Clearly… almost every level of this ‘Blazing
Sky Qi Refining Tower’ had such a hole and that these holes were
connected to one another.
“Looks like in this deepest part should be the place where the
‘Fallen Heart Flame’ is located. It is just that I do not know which
level this would be…” Xiao Yan muttered in his heart.
“All of you should follow me.” Su Qian’s gaze looked all around
him. He immediately waved to Xiao Yan and the others before lifting his
feet and walking over to the middle area. Xiao Yan’s gaze brightened
when he saw this and was the first to follow.
As he approached the black hole in the middle, Xiao Yan could clearly
sense a strange temperature covering his entire body.
Su Qian was still over twenty meters from the deep hole when he paused
his footsteps. He waved his hand and two figures immediately flashed and
appeared from an unknown area before finally stopping around ten meters
from the hole.
Xiao Yan’s gaze eyed those two figures. These two people were clearly
also the Elders of the Inner Academy. However, they did not frequently
reveal themselves outside. Hence, even he had never seen them before.
“All of you, sit down!” Su Qian pointed at a spot on the ground.
There were eleven specially made jade platforms there. At a glance, they
were jade-green in color.
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Xiao Yan and the ten others hurriedly followed his instruction after
hearing his words. Each of them searched for a jade platform before
Xiao Yan immediately felt a wave of faint coolness seeping into him the
moment his buttocks touched the jade platform. As he sat at this spot, it
appeared that even the hot temperature of the outside world was isolated.
Su Qian finally turned his body after seeing everyone sitting on the jade
platforms. He spoke a couple of words to the two Elders in a soft voice.
After which, the two Elders slowly walked closer to that deep hole. Their
hands formed a couple of seals in a lightning-like manner before letting
out a soft, deep cry.
As the cry of the two people fell, the empty surroundings of that deep
hole suddenly began to fluctuate. Following which, a layer of somewhat
illusory energy ripples slowly surfaced in everyone’s sight.
“So this place also has a special energy seal. Looks like this Inner
Academy has an extremely tight defense against the ‘Fallen Heart
Flame’.” Xiao Yan’s spoke with a sudden understanding in his heart
as he watched that seemingly illusory, yet extremely firm energy ripple.
The two Elders beckoned with their hands following the surfacing of the
energy ripple cover. Immediately, a white-colored light that was the size
of a human head slowly drifted out from the deep hole. Finally, it seeped
through the energy ripple before being suspended at a spot around two
meters from the ground as it floated up and down.
Other lights came drifting out one after another not long after the first
pale-white light drifted out. A moment later there were a total of eleven
light clusters appearing in front of Xiao Yan and the others.
Everyone blinked their eyes and studied the chicken-egg-like
white-colored lights with doubtful expressions.
Su Qian smiled faintly as he saw the loss on everyone’s faces. He waved
his sleeves gently. Immediately, the color of those white-colored light
swiftly became transparent. Finally, it revealed the thing within it in
front of everyone.
As the color paled, the thing that appeared within the light was,
surprisingly, what seemed like an invisible flame that could still be
seen by the naked eye. These flames curled and rose within each of their
own light clusters. However, all of the temperature appeared to have been
completely isolated by the light. Therefore, Xiao Yan and the others were
actually unable to sense even the slightest heat.
“This is the ‘Essence Heart Flame’.” Su Qian stared at this
invisible flame as he spoke faintly, “This kind of ‘Essence Heart
Flame’ is extremely difficult to obtain. Every year, we exhaust a great
amount of human effort in order to obtain three to four clusters.
Moreover, this also depends on one’s luck… This thing does not have
much use for those of the Dou Wang class and above. However, it is able
to pave the way for someone below the Dou Wang class to advance to a Dou
Wang. Of course, there is also quite a great amount of risk. The pain of
refining one’s body is extremely difficult to endure. If one is not
careful, not only will one fail, but the flame will also cause
significant damage to one’s body.
“First Elder, this refining of one’s body with the ‘Essence Heart
Flame’… what is the… success rate of previous years?” Lin Yan
raised his hand and carefully inquired.
“The failure rate of each batch of top ten of the ‘Strong Ranking’
who come here to receive the body refinement is quite high. Each time
around, around half the people fail.” Su Qian mentioned casually.
However, cold sweat began to appear on the forehead of some people. A
fifty-percent chance of failure… this seemed to be a little high, no?
“The Dou Wang class is the defining line of the experts on the
continent. All of you who are at the peak of the Dou Ling class should be
clearly aware of just how difficult it is to advance to this class. If
one does not have sufficient luck, it is possible for one to pause at
this level forever.” Su Qian glanced at Lin Xiuya, Liu Qing and the
others as he spoke.
“You can tell me if you don’t dare receive the refinement of your
body. This ‘Essence Heart Flame’ is extremely rare and precious. It
would naturally be good if we can save it.” Su Qian carelessly spoke.
Everyone faced one another upon hearing this. However, no one dared to
say anything about withdrawing. It was just as Su Qian had said,
advancing to the Dou Wang class was far too difficult. If one were to
give up on having such a chance, a future with regret would be…
“Since no one has any dissenting opinions, all of you should close your
eyes and sink your mind into your body. Don’t get distracted. We will
intervene if any problem occurs.” Su Qian waved his hand when he saw
that no one spoke. The eleven light clusters flew toward the foreheads of
everyone. Finally, they emitted a ‘bang’ and broke apart in front of
everyone’s eyes, which were staring intently at them. The invisible
flame within it fell and entered into everyone… from the tops of