Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-601
The rolling thunder-like explosion that caused mountains to collapse and
the land to split suddenly resounded in the distant sky. At that instant,
countless people had their ears temporarily deafened under this
A tornado-like energy ripple erupted from the point of contact between
the green-colored energy pillar and the blood-colored energy under the
clear sky before sweeping through the entire place as a countless number
of shocked gazes watched.
The space became unbearably distorted at the point where the energy came
into contact. Deep folds could be clearly seen. This collision of the
full forced attack between Xiao Yan and Fan Lao had even caused space
itself to be blasted apart. The collision between Dou Huangs was actually
The energy storm that was filled with green-colored flame and
blood-colored energy was hundreds of feet wide. It appeared like an
enormous person that stood between the heavens and earth. As the storm
churned violently, the destructive force it emitted also caused the
expressions of the numerous strong people in the sky to involuntarily
The bottom of the energy storm was connected to the Inner Academy.
Countless numbers of buildings were completely destroyed at this moment.
Other than the dark-black ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’, all the
buildings and even the trees in the surrounding few hundred meters were
completely turned into ruins as the storm swept past! That frightening
destructive strength caused those students who were hiding from the chaos
in the distance to be stunned.
The storm had arrived quickly and disappeared just as quickly. After
destroying a corner of the Inner Academy until it was a complete mess,
the storm that had swept over gradually weakened before completely
The disappearance of the storm caused the somewhat dark, solemn sky to
once again recover its cool and bright self. All that was left was a
The numerous Elders in the sky looked at the Inner Academy below after
the storm had scattered. The corner of their mouths involuntarily
twitched a little. If they were to fight a couple more times, it was
likely that the Inner Academy would be completely destroyed in this
intense battle and would not need the eruption of the ‘Fallen Heart
Flame’ to do so.
Compared to the heartache that the Elders felt at the miserable state of
the Inner Academy after the destruction, those strong people from the
‘Black-Corner Region’ were eyeing the black-robed, young man in the
distance with shocked faces. None of them expected Xiao Yan to actually
be able to come out unscathed from such a powerful attack by Fan Lao.
“The Dou Technique that this young fellow had used earlier was at least
that of the Di class. Otherwise, it would not have been able to
completely block Fan Lao’s ‘Great Blood Bodhisattva Devourer’.”
Everyone’s heart came to a sudden understanding as they recalled the
powerful aura of the ruler glow that appeared intent on tearing space
itself. They quietly but immediately felt an additional seriousness when
facing the young man in the distance. At this class of theirs, an
ordinary Xuan class Dou Technique no longer had much of an impact if one
wanted to hurt or kill an opponent who had similar strength. Only Di
class Dou Techniques could achieve such a miracle. Hence, a Di class Dou
Technique was something that truly possessed a threat toward these Dou
Wang or even Dou Huang class experts.
However, a Di class Dou Technique was mostly created and left behind by
ancient people who possessed great intelligence and opportunity. After
all, if one wanted to create a Dou Technique, one would need some luck on
top of the harsh requirement of one’s strength. Therefore, the experts
who had the qualification to create Dou Techniques were all renowned
people on the continent, and those who could create Di class Dou
Techniques were existences which were as rare as the phoenix feather and
Hence, the Di class Dou Technique was a rare item even in the entire
continent. If an ordinary second-rate faction were to even obtain one,
they would treat it like the greatest treasure of their faction.
Moreover, some of those experts who only knew how to focus on training
did not have many Dou Techniques that they could take out on top of their
powerful Dou Qi. These kinds of person was extremely common on the
continent. It would be fine if they were to fight with others whose
strengths were much weaker than them. All they needed was to randomly use
Dou Qi attacks to scatter the Dou Techniques that the opponent used.
However, if they were to meet an expert whose strength was near theirs,
it was likely that they would end up in a miserable state of allowing
their opponent finish them off despite being weaker.
One’s surface strength was merely a deterrent. The most decisive factor
was one’s fighting strength. This kind of fighting strength relied on
three key factors: one’s class and strength, one’s Qi Method, and the
Dou Techniques one possessed.
If one possessed all three conditions, it was not difficult to leap
across levels or even across class to challenge one’s opponent… Xiao
Yan was such a person. Throughout his journey, most of the opponents whom
he had met were stronger than him at the time. However, most of these
experts were defeated by him. What he relied on to do this was the
‘Flame Mantra’ Qi Method and his powerful Dou Techniques.
Therefore, a Di class Dou Technique was viewed with greater importance by
these experts who were of the Dou Wang class and above compared to any
other class. Hence, it was unavoidable that their hearts would feel an
envy and even jealousy when they saw that at his young age, Xiao Yan had
already mastered a powerful Dou Technique that was sufficient to match
the ‘Great Blood Bodhisattva Devourer’ of Fan Lao.
A pale-whiteness had surfaced onto Fan Lao savage face in the distant
sky. Clearly, the powerful ‘Great Blood Bodhisattva Devourer’ that he
had used earlier exhausted him greatly. However, he did not obtain much
effect despite using such a powerful Dou Technique. Fan Lao involuntarily
felt a kind of desire to vomit blood as he watched the black-robed, young
man who was still standing on the opposite side.
“This little bastard is indeed very strong. It is likely that there
would not be much effect if I continue to pester him.” A sharp
blade-like fingernail drew past the space and carried a dense, cold
luster. It was as dark as Fan Lao’s gaze which caused a person’s
heart to feel a chill. “Although I don’t know what has happened, but
the strength that had suddenly soared from this fellow shouldn’t belong
to him. I think that it must be because he has used some strange Secret
Technique. However, the increase from a Secret Technique has a time limit
no matter how strange it is. Once that is over, his strength would return
to his original class. At that time, killing him will definitely be as
easy as flipping one’s hand!”
It must be said that Fan Lao was indeed worthy of being an expert who
muddled along in the ‘Black-Corner Region’. He had managed to barely
guess something after a couple of exchanges. However, Xiao Yan was also
clearly aware of this point. He was not a fool, and would naturally not
give Fan Lao any chance to delay time. Since Fan Lao already possessed an
intention to kill him, he no longer would be merciful in any of his
actions. The best action was to kill the old dog Fan Lao and eliminate
any further trouble should he have the opportunity. After all, the
effects of a wild, crazy vengeance by an expert Dou Huang would give one
a great headache.
This thought flashed across Xiao Yan’s heart and he did not hesitate
even a little. With a flip of his hand, he placed the Heavy Xuan Ruler
into his storage ring. His speed suddenly soared after having lost the
restraint of such a heavy weapon.
A silver-colored glow flashed under his feet emitting a faint thunder
roar before his body shook and turned into a black line. It flickered
before flashing toward Fan Lao.
Fan Lao, whose focus was on Xiao Yan, sensed something the moment the
latter’s body moved. Having already decided to temporarily go into
hiding, Fan Lao flipped his blood wings and swiftly shot back.
“You want to escape?”
A loud cold laugh sounded in the sky. Immediately, Xiao Yan’s body
appeared like a ghost in front of Fan Lao as a faint thunderous roar
The speed that Xiao Yan had suddenly displayed also caused Fan Lao’s
expression to change slightly. However, his reaction was quite quick. The
moment that Xiao Yan appeared, a sharp nail became just like a blade that
pierced toward Xiao Yan’s throat.
Xiao Yan did not withdraw but advanced in the face of Fan Lao’s sharp
attack. The silver glow under his feet strangely flashed and entered a
spot near Fan Lao’s chest. His five fingers were abruptly clenched as
they immediately smashed out violently.
A circular blood film surfaced as the fist heavily smashed into Fan
Lao’s chest. The force that was contained in the fist was reduced by
over half. Despite this, the remanent force still shook Fan Lao until he
withdrew two steps in a miserable manner.
Xiao Yan did not rest or pause after his single attack made contact. His
body once again advanced in a lightning-like manner. His arm shook as his
fist left behind afterimages. Wind from his fist blew like sharp, cold
Fan Lao completely descended into a disadvantaged state under this wild
gale-like close range attack of Xiao Yan. He repeatedly dodged in a
miserable manner. Occasionally, a fist from Xiao Yan would strike him
heavily due to his carelessness, causing his face to become paler.
Countless number of students in the distance watched Xiao Yan who was
showing his might and actually suppressing an expert Dou Huang until the
latter had no means to retaliate. Those numerous bright eyes were filled
with a wild passion that was difficult to hide.
If one’s gaze were shifted to the entire battleground in the sky, one
would see human figures flashing and hear the repeated explosions that
was created from Dou Qi clashing together. Occasionally, there would be a
strong person who would fall away from the battleground. From the swaying
appearance of that figure, it was clear that the person was quite badly
injured. What caused everyone to feel a little comfort was that the
experts who had left the battleground injured did not consist only of the
Elders in the Jia Nan Academy. Some of those from the ‘Black-Corner
Region’ were also wounded after receiving the combined attack of a
couple of people in the chaotic battleground.
Of course, the battle circle which was the determining factor in this
attempt at snatching the ‘Heavenly Flame’ was still the one between
Su Qian and the Gold Silver Elders. Everyone’s gaze turned to the
battle that was far away from the battleground, but could only hear the
loud ‘bang’s’ from the collisions. It was difficult for one to
sense any human figure with one’s naked eye. All they could do was
vaguely see three human figures pestering one another repeatedly after
narrowing their eyes.
This conflict with the ‘Black-Corner Region’ was the largest scale
one in so many years with the most number of strong people participating.
The energy ripples that basically blotted out the sun caused the hearts
of those students watching below to feel a boiling fiery heat in their
hearts. Was the reason why one lived and spent great effort training not
because they wanted to stand at the peak of power and become the strong
people others look up to?
While everyone placed their focus on the chaotic great battle in the sky,
no one realized that the layer of black-colored energy film in the broken
‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’ below had unknowingly and quietly
become thinner once again. If one were to observe carefully, one would
even be able to see a pair of enormous dark, cold triangular eyes under
the energy film!
Those dark, cold serpent eyes slowly moved as it looked at the sky.
Finally, they paused on Han Feng… and Xiao Yan. This was especially so
when the ‘Heavenly Flame’ rose on the bodies of the two of them. The
heat within that pair of snake eyes had also quietly soared greatly. An
extremely human-like greed was also born within them…
It appeared that not only did Xiao Yan and Han Feng want to swallow the
‘Fallen Heart Flame’. The latter… seemed to have the same thought