Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-632
The pressure on the mountain stockade was immediately reduced when the
troops from the ‘Black Alliance’ scattered in defeat. The large
intense battle had ended in an anticlimactic way with Xiao Yan’s
imposing pressure. It must be said that the strength of a ‘Heavenly
Flame’ was really too terrifying.
Of course, to be precise, it was the special effect of this ‘Fallen
Heart Flame’ to summon heart flames that was too terrifying. The moment
he summoned the heart flame against an opponent who was stronger or
similar in strength as him, he might not be able to cause them to
self-ignite, but he would be able to distract while they attempted to
suppress it. This way, their fighting strength would be slightly
weakened. If he were to meet an opponent who was much weaker than him,
the heart flame would become the lock that took their lives. Those people
from the ‘Black Alliance’ who self-ignited and turned into ashes were
the best example.
The threat to the stockade was resolved as the troops from the ‘Black
Alliance’ scattered in retreat. Many black figures flashed and appeared
from the stockade, and began to clean up the messiness following the
Xiao Yan, Xiao Li, Zi Yan, and the others were sitting in a large hall in
the middle of the stockade. Although everyone was to some extent a little
tired, this was all suppressed by their excitement from that intense big
“I didn’t expect you to be so vicious. You actually really did finish
off Fan Lao. He was an elite Dou Huang. If this news were to spread, it
would likely cause the ‘Black-Corner Region’ to shake violently.”
Lin Yan was stunned for quite a while after hearing the news that Fan Lao
was killed by Xiao Yan before he finally smacked his lips and spoke.
Xiao Yan smiled, but did not continue to be entangled with this topic. He
cupped his hands to everyone and said with a smile, “Xiao Yan thanks
everyone here for the favor this time around. If there is an opportunity
in the future…”
Xiao Yan had yet to finish speaking when Lin Yan interrupted, “We have
already known each other for so long. Forget about these boring words. If
I meet any trouble in the future, I will come and look for you even if
you didn’t open your mouth.”
Xiao Yan was dumbfounded before he immediately smiled and nodded his
head. This fellow’s character was as straightforward as it had always
“Hey, Xiao Yan, I have also contributed a lot. You better not
forget.” When Zi Yan at the side saw that Xiao Yan had only thanked Lin
Yan, she immediately muttered unhappily.
“Relax, little girl. I will not forget your ‘Body Transformation
Pill’.” Xiao Yan patted Zi Yan’s head as he smiled and flattered Zi
Yan until she smiled.
“I don’t think I need to be that polite to the both of you right?”
Xiao Yan turned his gaze toward Wu Hao and Hu Jia at the side and spoke
with a smile.
The two of them smiled and nodded. Including these two years, the three
of them could be considered old friends. From not seeing eye to eye back
in the day to the day they had joined hands to establish a faction like
‘Pan’s Gate’, the friendly feelings between the three had grown
increasingly mellow. Wu Hao was a little stiff when dealing with issues,
but it was extremely difficult for him to be disloyal once he recognized
someone as a friend. Hu Jia was very clever, and was also a genuine
person who did not hide her feelings. Her relationship with Xiao Yan was
similarly quite good. Hence, she did not mind those meaningless words of
Everyone thanked one another before Xiao Yan finally turned his gaze
toward Xiao Li who was in the leader’s seat in the hall. Due to them
being pressed for time earlier, Xiao Yan did not observe Xiao Li in
detail. Now that he had quietened down and took a look, his eyebrows had
also become slightly knit together.
The two years had added some coldness to Xiao Li’s face. However, the
faint death aura that lingered between his brows was extremely obvious in
the eyes of someone like Xiao Yan whose Spiritual Strength was extremely
“Second brother, what happened to you during these two years?” Xiao
Yan hesitated for a moment before involuntarily opening his mouth to
Xiao Li’s face, which was originally smiling as he watched Xiao Yan
converse with his friends, suddenly became dull when he heard this
question. His smile was also slowly withdrawn as he became silent.
The originally somewhat joyous atmosphere of the large hall gradually
quietened down following Xiao Li’s silence. Everyone looked at the
expression of the former before looking at each other’s eyes. All of
them had some doubt. Finally, Hu Jia, who was more sensitive as a female,
gave Wu Hao and the others a look with her eyes before quietly
withdrawing from the hall. She even gently shut the door when she left.
Xiao Yan’s gaze watched the silent Xiao Li intently. He did not open
his mouth to stop Lin Yan and the others from leaving. From the death
aura that was lingering over Xiao Li’s brows, it was as though he was a
person whose death was imminent. This kind of situation did not allow for
the slightest negligence on Xiao Yan’s part.
After a long while under Xiao Yan’s continuous tense gaze, Xiao Li
finally let out a long sigh. He revealed a bitter smile toward Xiao Yan
and slowly said, “Xiao-yan-zi, you are the most outstanding person in
our Xiao clan. Before I arrived, big brother had told me that I can die
but you cannot! I do not have the slightest disagreement with this
Xiao Yan’s face twitched slightly. Even with his mental strength, his
nose could not resist the urge to turn sour at these words.
“After I had learned of your death in the Jia Nan Academy back then, I
had wanted to directly go and find those people who had participated in
the sneak attack to engage them in an all out fight because of the great
vengeance of the Xiao clan.” Xiao Li recalled the despair and craziness
in his heart when he learned of the news. His fist involuntarily
tightened. “If you were to really die, it was likely that the Xiao clan
would be completely destroyed.”
“I have endured this despair for around two months or so before I
finally suppressed the impulse to go and find these fellows to fight
within my heart. Since you were no longer around, the burden could only
be carried by second brother.”
“However, I knew that given my training speed, it is likely that I
would not be able to achieve the strength that is able to take revenge on
the Misty Cloud Sect in the foreseeable future. However, it was fortunate
that the Heavens do not leave one with a path that leads to a dead end.
Around half a year after the news of your death had been spread, I had
fled into the deep mountains while being chased. By chance, I obtained
A fiery heat suddenly surged into Xiao Li’s eyes when he spoke until
this point. Xiao Yan’s emotions had also become slightly tensed. He
could sense that the reason for his second brother turning into this
manner must be due to the thing that he had obtained.
“Among the things that I obtained, there was one bottle of medicinal
pills with two red-colored medicinal pills within it. According to the
information that was written on the bottle, this kind of medicinal pill
was able to forcefully raise the strength of someone who was around the
Da Dou Shi class all the way to the Dou Wang class. However…
Once such a medicinal pill is used, one could only maintain one’s life
for three years. In other words, this medicinal pill basically used all
of one’s remaining life to exchange for a Dou Wang strength for three
A giddiness suddenly swarmed into Xiao Yan’s head. He churned all the
memories in his mind before finally finding a medicinal pill that was
similar to the one that Xiao Li had just mentioned.
“Life Devouring Pill!”
Xiao Li was also somewhat surprised by Xiao Yan’s ability to call out
the name of this medicinal pill which had long been lost on the
continent. However, he finally nodded his head.
Xiao Yan immediately sat weakly in his chair when he saw Xiao Li nodded.
He scratched his head with both his hands. His face was dark and gloomy.
This medicinal pill was something that Yao Lao had mentioned to him
during their travels. Even his voice was filled with endearment and
admiration when he spoke of this kind of medicinal pill.
‘Life Devouring Pill’. It was a medicinal pill that had once shook
the entire continent many years ago. It could be considered to be at the
peak of the seventh tier. The creator of this kind of medicinal pill was
an alchemist grandmaster who possessed quite a great reputation. The most
frightening aspect of this medicinal pill was that it was able to create
many expert Dou Wangs!
One could imagine, just how willing people would be when this one pill
was able skip all of the tribulations of training they had to undergo in
order to climb to this level. Although this kind of temporarily borrowed
strength was obtained by squandering one’s life, which of those people
who could truly rely on normal training to reach the Dou Wang class did
not have outstanding training talent? How could this talent be something
that everyone possessed?
Hence, it aroused the craziness of a countless number of people the
moment this kind of medicinal pill was born. Some of the first rate
factions in the continent possessed an extreme greed for it. After all,
whoever was able to obtain it might be able to create expert Dou Wangs.
Just think, who could defeat a faction if it had a thousand or a ten
thousand Dou Wang army?
However, this kind of craziness did not continue for long before it was
gradually annihilated. This was because the alchemist who created the
‘Life Devouring Pill’ had disappeared overnight along with the
medicinal formula for the ‘Life Devouring Pill’.
There were still some people who did not give up and looked for him
everywhere during the short period after he disappeared. However, as more
time passed, the craziness that had shook the entire continent gradually
calmed down. That so-called ‘Life Devouring Pill’ had gradually
disappeared in the long river of time. It even reached the extent that it
was foreign to many alchemists today. Had Yao Lao not occasionally told
him pertinent information, it was likely that even Xiao Yan would not
know some of these secrets of the alchemist world from a long time ago.
Of course, the current Xiao Yan did not have the mood to bother about
just how great the ‘Life Devouring Pill’ was. He only knew that it
had nearly been two years since Xiao Li consumed the medicinal pill. In
other words, it meant that he only had around one year left to live!
Xiao Yan’s expression was a little pale. His eyes were filled with
threads of blood. A moment later, he could not resist raising his head
and crying out angrily, “You clearly know that this thing overdrafts
your life in exchange for strength. Why did you eat it?”
Xiao Li helplessly shook his head in the face of Xiao Yan’s angry
voice. He said, “You had already died. What else could I do? If I
didn’t do this, just how many years later would it be before I could
Xiao Yan was startled before he immediately came to a sudden
“Ke ke, you need not be too worried. You being alive is the best thing
that can happen. Second brother is not important. The Xiao clan can only
rely on you!” Xiao Li smiled as he looked at Xiao Yan’s dispirited
face. He patted the former’s shoulders and mused for a moment. With a
flip of his hand, a somewhat strange and transparent bottle appeared in
He carefully placed the bottle on the table. Xiao Li looked left and
right before suppressing his voice and said, “Third brother. This is
that so-called ‘Life Devouring Pill’. This may well be the last one
in the entire continent.”.
Xiao Yan was slightly startled. He turned his head over and immediately
focused his gaze on the blood-colored round medicinal pill within the