Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-627
Wu Hao nodded his head. He took out a map scroll from his storage ring
and slowly pushed it open. He used his finger to point to a certain area
and said, “According to our intelligence, a few large factions of the
‘Black Alliance’ are heading to this place. I think that your second
brother should be there. According to our speed, we should be able to
reach there by tomorrow morning.”
Xiao Yan nodded his head slightly. He slowly calmed his somewhat anxious
heart, and sat cross-legged on the griffin before shutting his eyes to
Xiao Yan’s group avoided the fatigue of traveling by ground and also
the numerous troubles within the ‘Black-Corner Region’ due to them
possessing the griffins, a beast that specialized in long distance air
travel. Hence, within a night, they had already begun to approach their
destination. If they had walked instead, it would have been impossible
for them to reach this place within four to five days even if everything
had been smooth along the way.
Xiao Yan’s gaze studied the mountains in the distance covered by a
faint mist while he stood atop a griffin. The uneasiness in his heart
grew even more intense the closer he approached. Xiao Yan had continued
feeling this uneasiness for a couple of minutes before he could no longer
endure the emotion in his heart. He turned his head and spoke to Lin Yan,
Wu Hao, and the others, “I will make a move first, all of you should
hurry up and follow.”
Wu Hao and the others were startled when they heard this. However, they
did not try to stop him. Given the former’s strength, it was likely
that one could hardly find anyone who would cause him to suffer a loss
even in the ‘Black-Corner Region’. Moreover, Xiao Yan was not some
little novice who had just left home. He was extremely outstanding
regardless of whether it was in terms of fighting experience or other
areas. Hence, Wu Hao and the others were not worried about him. They
merely reminded him to be careful out of habit.
Xiao Yan smiled and nodded to Wu Hao and the others. His shoulders shook,
and a pair of beautiful flame wings extended from his back. Perhaps it
was because his Dou Qi had turned into a dark-green color after the
merger of the ‘Heavenly Flames’, but the original green flame had
transformed into an emerald color. At a glance, it appeared as though it
was made of emerald, having an extremely beautiful appearance that caused
others feel envy. This could be inferred from the envy that had appeared
on faces of everyone on those griffins behind him the moment his wings
The jade-like fire wings flapped gently as Xiao Yan leaped off of the
griffin’s back. After a couple of immediate flaps from the wings, his
body turned into a black shadow that swiftly disappeared in front of
“Ke ke, looks like we need to increase our speed. Otherwise, everything
might be settled by this fellow by the time we reach there.” Wu Hao
laughed as he saw Xiao Yan swift disappearance. With a wave of his hand,
the ten plus griffins emitted an orderly low roar as they immediately
flapped their large wings. Their enormous bodies rode the wind and rushed
This was a mountainous region covered in complicated terrain. The
enormous trees all around were like pillars supporting the sky as they
penetrated the clouds. They also made it difficult for sunlight to enter,
resulting in the mountains being very dark.
A large stockade stood under the cover of the enormous, dense trees in a
certain spot within the deep mountains, causing this place to be quite
hidden. It was difficult to find if one did not purposefully look for it.
The entire stockade was extremely quiet. However, there were quite a
number of human figures who were coming and going. These black figures
did not make any noise under their feet as they hurriedly rushed up and
down the roads. The entire stockade was filled with an anxious atmosphere
but it did not appear to be flustered.
A human figure who was completely wrapped in a black robe was standing
tall and straight at a stage in the middle of the stockade. The dense
bloody aura that was emitted from this person’s body was something that
could be clearly smelled even from a great distance away. However, the
hundred plus black figures under the tall stage seemed to have not
smelled it as they stood in a quiet and orderly fashion. Other than the
‘hua hua’ sound that was emitted by the black clothes when the wind
blew passed, there was only the extremely slight sound of footsteps.
A black figure suddenly shot over from a distance amid the quiet
atmosphere. Finally, he appeared under the tall stage, and knelt with one
knee on the ground. His voice was low as he reported, “Chief. According
to our secret investigation, around seven or eight secret sentry posts we
had in the forest have been quietly destroyed. From the looks of some of
the traces within the forest, it seemed that our trail seems to have been
discovered. Now, this place is no longer safe.”
“Has the ‘Black Alliance’ finally made a move on us.” The
black-robed person on the tall stage spoke in an indifferent voice. He
slowly raised his head as scattering sunlight landed on that young face
where a deathly aura was seeping out. That appearance was actually Xiao
Yan’s second brother, Xiao Li!
“How many people are surrounding us this time around?” Although he
had heard this news that would make one uneasy, Xiao Li’s face did not
even change a little. He was emotionless as his eyes swept over the black
figures below while he spoke indifferently.
“There are at least two hundred people. All of them have quite a great
strength. Moreover they cooperate with each other quite well.” The
black figure reported without any hesitation.
“Who is their leader?”
“I have not seen him personally, but this subordinate has found members
from the ‘Blood Sect’ among the factions surrounding us. The worst
case scenario should be that they are led by the leader of the ‘Blood
Sect’, Fan Lao.”
“Fan Lao huh…” Xiao Li slowly narrowed his eyes. A moment later, a
savage smile spread from the corner of his mouth. It seemed that third
brother had quite a bit of a grudge with this old man who would not die?
Back then, this fellow was also one of the top names who had participated
in the attack on the Inner Academy.
“In any case, I don’t have much time left. Today, I will stake my
life and get him to be buried with my third brother.” Xiao Li gave a
dark, dense smile before immediately waving his hand gently. An
indifferent voice reverberated over the entire place, “Assassination
unit, hide yourself in the forest and withdraw as you fight. Try your
best to weaken their fighting strength. Remember, even if you die, you
must pull someone to cover you as a blanket. Otherwise, your death will
TL: buried with does not mean physically buried with
Nearly half the people below suddenly responded in unison. Their bodies
immediately flashed, and the black figures penetrated through the shade
one after another. Finally, they leaped out of the stockade and
disappeared into the vast forest. They did not question their fates of
imminent death. This was because anyone within this Assassination unit
who questioned Xiao Li’s words had already been removed. Those who
could remain were basically people who had handed over their hearts and
even their souls to Xiao Li.
“Everyone else will defend the stockade. Defend with all your
The remaining people also responded in unison. Finally, their bodies
flashed and entered into various dark and hidden corners of the stockade.
The dark black sharp daggers in their hands slowly emitted a cold glint.
Xiao Li’s gaze was cold and indifferent as he watched the black figures
who had disappeared. He slowly shut his eyes and a faint death aura
surrounded his body as though he was the god of death.
“Third brother, wait for second brother to pull someone down with me!”
Countless numbers of sharp screams were suddenly emitted from the lush
green forest when morning arrived. The miserable screams reverberated
over the mountains, causing one to feel a chill all over one’s body.
Countless numbers of human figures filled with killing intent flashed
about in the dark forest. They were just about to swiftly rush toward
their target when numerous black figures suddenly shot out from the
shadows of the forest. They carried a slight muffled sound of one’s
flesh being cut as fresh blood was spilled…
Although the sudden ambush killing caused that particular unit to suffer
quite the losses, these people were clearly very experienced in combat.
Hence, they were able to rely on their advantage in numbers to stabilize
the situation in an extremely short amount of time. After which, both
parties entered into an intense and fierce exchange…
Xiao Li, who had his eyes shut while in the stockade, suddenly opened
them. He eyed those dozens of black figures who had rushed back from
within the forest. These figures swiftly flashed into the stockade before
they finally knelt with one knee on the ground in front of the tall stage.
“Chief, over half of the Assassination unit is dead. However, the other
party’s death toll is more than twice ours. This time around, the
troops that have come to surround us are all the elites of a couple of
large factions. Moreover, they have the help of three Dou Wangs and one
Dou Huang! Our Assassination unit did not obtain the results we
desired.” A dark, deep voice was emitted from the mouth of a black
Xiao Li’s face was indifferent. He merely nodded slightly.
“According to their momentum, they will reach the stockade within ten
“Spread out. Prepare to fight to the death with those who have
attacked.” Xiao Li lifted his chin and spoke indifferently.
Although Xiao Li had ultimately not said anything about withdrawing, not
one of these wood-like black human figures said anything. All of them
completely did as they were ordered.
Xiao Li lifted his gaze as he watched those human figures who had begun
to scatter. After which, he gazed at the distant forest as a wild
savageness surged onto his face.
The actual situation was worse than reported by the black human figure.
Around five minutes later, some human figures appeared from within the
forest. After which, more rushed out repeatedly. Within a short couple of
minutes, the entire stockade had been surrounded to the point where even
water could not pass.
“You must be the leader of the organization which doesn’t even have a
Cold laughter suddenly sounded in the air above the stockade. Xiao Li
lifted his head only to find four figures suspended in the air. A
powerful aura wrapped around the entire stockade. The person in front was
surprisingly the leader of the ‘Blood Sect’ who had nearly died in
Xiao Yan’s hands back then, Fan Lao!
Xiao Li’s gaze was dense as he stared at Fan Lao in the sky. However,
he did not say anything. He clenched his hand, and a long, dark-black
spear flashed and appeared. Powerful silver-colored Dou Qi carried a
faint thunderous roar as it wrapped around the spear.
Fan Lao indifferently watched Xiao Li who was putting up a last bit of
resistance before death. The former waved his hand. “Kill him.”
A fierce glint immediately surfaced within the eyes of the three expert
Dou Wangs behind Fan Lao upon hearing the order. With a low cry, the
three human figures carried a powerful aura as they came rushing down
explosively from the sky like meteorites. The combined strength of the
three Dou Wangs even caused the air to emit a rumbling sound.
Xiao Li’s face was ferocious as he watched the three human figures who
had rushed over. His grip on the long spear in his hand had become much
tighter. He would not even have the slightest fear against one Dou Wang.
He might end up descending into an annoying battle against two Dou Wangs.
On the other hand, fighting against three Dou Wangs would likely result
in him being at a disadvantage.
Even though this was the case, Xiao Li did not even retreat in the
slightest. Having not much time left, he need not even worry about his
life. What else was there to fear?
A stern cry was ferociously released from the mouths of the three Dou
Wangs. The three of them clearly cooperated very well with each other.
Moreover, they were also ruthless individuals. Hence, the three of them
joined hands to unleash a powerful blow as their first attack. Three
powerful Dou Qi attacks flew through the sky before finally intertwining
with one another like a trident that shot explosively toward Xiao Li!
“A mere Dou Wang also dares to offend the ‘Black Alliance’. You
really overestimate your strength!” Fan Lao lifted the corner of his
mouth. He spoke in a dark, cold manner when he saw Xiao Li, who appeared
exceptionally small under the three powerful attacks.
Xiao Li’s watched the fierce attack that was rushing over with a savage
gazes. His long spear quivered and a silver-colored glow soared. The
sound of rolling thunder was brewed at the tip of his spear. An instant
later, a lightning snake-like silver-colored Dou Qi suddenly shot out
explosively before the three attacks collided heavily with one another.
A loud sound appeared in mid-air. Powerful energy ripples spread out from
it. While this wind spread, Xiao Li and the three experts were shaken and
forced to take a couple of steps back. However, it was obvious that Xiao
Li suffered a greater disadvantage. If one heard the low muffled sound
from his throat, it appeared that he had suffered some slight injuries
Fan Lao’s expression had immediately become a lot darker and colder as
he stood in the sky and watched Xiao Li manage to endure the attack from
three expert Dou Wangs, and had clearly only suffered slight injuries
from it. His gaze was filled with malice as he watched Xiao Li taking
over a dozen steps back. His body suddenly quivered before it immediately
On the ground, Xiao Li who had just stabilized his body, did not have the
time to take a breath when his expression suddenly change. Immediately,
his palms habitually shot out violently in front of him body.
Fan Lao’s figure strangely appeared just as Xiao Li’s palm struck
out. With a cold, dark laugh, his shriveled hand firmly met with Xiao
Li’s palm. A frightening force immediately surged out explosively!
Xiao Li may be strong, but there was still an extremely large gap when
compared to an elite Dou Huang like Fan Lao. It was natural that he would
suffer a disadvantage in such a head on collision. Hence, he immediately
spat out a mouthful of fresh blood while his legs were dragged against
the ground as he was forced back. Finally, his back collided with a huge
rock. The force was discharged and the enormous rock behind him was
immediately filled with a countless number of crack lines. At a glance,
it was about to fall apart.
Fan Lao coldly smiled as his eyes darkly glared at Xiao Li who had spat
out blood. However, the former did not give the latter any time to
recover. He clenched his fist, and a blood spear agglomerated in it. His
hand shook immediately, and the blood spear carried a fishy scent as it
rushed toward Xiao Li, whose Dou Qi within his body had become a little
sluggish, in a lightning-like manner.
“You dared kill people from my ‘Blood Sect’. Today, I will break
all your limbs and rear you as a blood slave!”
Due to the sluggish Dou Qi within his body, Xiao Li could only watch as
the blood spear shot over to him at this moment. He did not have the
slightest ability to dodge it.
“Third brother, second brother is useless and is actually unable to
even drag someone down with him.”
A bitterness slowly surfaced on the corner of Xiao Li’s mouth as he
watched the blood spear that was swiftly magnified in his eyes. He
quietly shut his eyes and muttered with a sigh, “It really seems that
the heavens want to destroy our Xiao clan…”
A slight thundering sound suddenly resounded in the sky just as the blood
spear was about to strike Xiao Yan. Immediately, a dark-green fire wall
suddenly surfaced in front of Xiao Li, causing Fan Lao’s face to
suddenly change drastically. That blood spear appeared to be like a snow
meeting boiling oil and swiftly melted. Moreover, it even emitted waves
of ‘chi chi’ sound.
“Who is it? Our ‘Black Alliance’ is performing a mission. Please do
not put your nose in other people’s business!”
Fan Lao’s expression was dark and cold when he saw the dark-green flame
which had suddenly appeared. He raised his head and cried out sternly.
“Ke ke, Sect Leader Fan, I have not seen you for two years, but you
have really become more impressive. Back then, you luckily escaped with
your life. I wonder if you will still be this lucky today?”
A faint laugh slowly sounded in the sky. Immediately, a black-robed human
figure strangely appeared in the sky in front of numerous shocked gazes.