Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-644
The ‘Black-Corner Region’ gradually became calm after the intense
great battle within Feng City passed. However, the strongest alliance
within the ‘Black-Corner Region’, the ‘Black Alliance’, was
showing signs of being on the verge of breaking up due to the various
disagreements from the divide of profits.
The members within the ‘Black Alliance’ were all strong factions
within the ‘Black-Corner Region’. Most of these factions all carried
some weight, and none of them were willing to submit to each other. Given
Han Feng’s reputation in the past, they were still able to endure Han
Feng commanding them on the account of his extraordinary refining
ability. However, Han Feng was currently dead. The ‘Black Alliance’
without its leader immediately turned into a headless housefly. That
Alliance Head seat was something that everyone wanted to sit on, but no
one was willing to submit to the others. After a couple of disputes and
even a couple of fights, the relationship of the members of the ‘Black
Alliance’ became increasingly worse. It was only a matter of time
before they split up.
Originally, the Gold Silver Brothers had the ability to command them.
However, they lost their courage to go against the Jia Nan Academy after
the matter of Han Feng. Hence, they did not dare to stand out. These two
old fellows had completely disappeared the day after Han Feng’s death,
leaving behind a completely chaotic ‘Black Alliance’.
Even the strongest within the alliance had spread their legs and fled.
The days of this ‘Black Alliance’ were indeed numbered. Within a
short five days after the battle, it completely collapsed. Thus, the
largest alliance faction within the ‘Black-Corner Region’ was no more.
The Inner Academy could finally truly sigh in relief once the ‘Black
Alliance’ collapsed. The fight between the Jia Nan Academy and the
‘Black-Corner Region’ had ended with complete victory for the Inner
Of course, as the person with the greatest credit for the victory in this
fight, Xiao Yan’s reputation did not only become incomparable among the
students of the Jia Nan Academy but also among the Elders. Even the very
senior First Elder would also stop, chat, and smile with this young
person from the younger generation when he saw him. The true strength
that Xiao Yan had displayed in that great battle had shaken every single
Of course, Xiao Yan was naturally not interested in how noisy the Inner
Academy currently was. Ever since he had returned to the Inner Academy,
he had entered a secret chamber to undertake a retreat and recuperate.
Although he had successfully killed the other party in this big fight
with Han Feng, he was also quite badly injured.
His recuperation this time around took an entire seven days. Only then
did the injuries within Xiao Yan’s body begin to gradually show signs
of being completely healed. Moreover, this situation was because of the
varying spiritual liquids that had accumulated in his body and the
refining ability of the ‘Heavenly Flame’. If it was an ordinary
person, one would not be able to completely recover from such injuries
without half a month or a full month’s time. Moreover, one might have
some long term sequelae from injuries inability to completely heal due to
them being overly serious.
The Moonlight Stones that were inserted into the walls of a quiet secret
chamber within ‘Pan’s Gate’ emitted a faint glow, expelling the
darkness within the room. The warm light rested on the black-robed, young
man who was seated cross-legged, recuperating from his injuries.
The breathing of the black-robed, young man was extremely calm. He
inhaled and exhaled, maintaining a perfect cycle. Each time a breathing
cycle was completed, the surrounding space would form a slight ripple.
Immediately, an extremely powerful natural energy followed his breathing
and poured into his body.
The natural energy poured unceasingly into the young man’s body. The
latter was just like a bottomless pit that could not be filled. No matter
how the energy poured in, his body did not show any sign of being
The quiet training and recuperation lasted for an unknown amount of time.
At a certain point in time, the paleness on his face was completely
replaced by a healthy red. The ripples in the air around him slowly
Xiao Yan’s eyelashes suddenly shook after the ripples disappeared. He
finally opened his eyes slowly a moment later. Emerald-green flames raged
in his dark-black pupils before they swiftly disappeared.
A mouthful of turbid air that had lingered in his chest for a long time
was emitted from his throat. It appeared grayish, but it was undoubtedly
much better than the dark-black air, he had previously had which
possessed a lethal poison.
“From the looks of it, the ‘Searing Poison’ that has remained in my
body was also completely removed during those two years I spent
underground…” Xiao Yan was startled upon seeing the faint-grayish
turbid air. After which, he began mumbling with some joy. That ‘Searing
Poison’ was ultimately a thorn in his heart. Although it did not cause
him much harm due to it being suppressed by the ‘Heavenly Flame’, it
was likely that no one would be completely reassured if such a lethal
poison remained in their bodies. Therefore, it was only natural that Xiao
Yan could not hide the joy in his heart upon seeing that the ‘Searing
Poison’ had actually completely disappeared.
“My injuries have already fully healed. From the looks of it, I spent
quite a long time in retreat.” Xiao Yan smiled slightly as he sensed
the surging Dou Qi that filled his body. He immediately knit his brows
and spoke softly, “Unfortunately, I am still unable to sense the
barrier to breakthrough to an elite Dou Huang. Looks like there are some
drawbacks that remained after my strength soared.”
Xiao Yan’s true strength was merely around that of a four or five star
Dou Ling when he was dragged underground. Due to various reasons,
however, his strength had suddenly soared to its current peak at the Dou
Wang class. Although he had spent two years, this speed could be called
frightening. Moreover, it was the first time that Xiao Yan had
experienced this kind of situation where he suddenly achieved something
so quickly. Hence, his control over his strength still possessed some
gaps when compared with other expert Dou Wangs. If he was able to
completely control his strength at the peak of the Dou Wang class when
fighting with Han Feng this time around, it would have been likely that
he would not have ended up being so miserable, even nearly causing his
own death toward the end…
When Xiao Yan trained in the past, he had always climbed in a steadfast
manner where his strength increased one star at a time. Hence, the him,
who was extremely familiar with being taking things slow, felt a little
lost because of the great increase in his strength this time around. A
strength that had suddenly appeared was extremely difficult to control.
Some unreliable increase in strength might even cause some unlucky people
to remain at that level forever. However, it was fortunate that the
increase in Xiao Yan’s strength this time around was not those foolish
methods of forcefully pouring energy in. The growth that the corrosion of
the ‘Fallen Heart Flame’ and the medicinal liquid, merged from the
medicinal pills and medicinal ingredients, gave Xiao Yan was not exactly
an overnight achievement from a certain point of view. His strength had
slowly increased during these two years. However, during this period of
increase, he had fallen into a state of suspended animation and was
unaware of the changes occurring.
Even though this was the case, Xiao Yan’s strength did soar. Hence,
before he could completely control the strength of the Dou Wang class, he
needed to forget about trying to gain great improvement. After all, only
by controlling the current strength available would one be able to take
another step forward.
The deep thought on Xiao Yan’s face slowly disappeared and he sighed.
He understood that he could not rush these things. Moreover, the current
him did indeed need to familiarize and increase his control of many
things. For example, the ‘Heavenly Flame’…
In the big fight with Han Feng, even Xiao Yan admitted that the other
party’s control of the ‘Sea Heart Flame’ was much better than his.
Although there was the age and experience factors involved, Xiao Yan did
not wish to be weaker than him in any way. This was a kind of rivalry
mentally between those who shared the same teacher. He needed to let
everyone know that he was not weaker than Han Feng in any aspect. Only by
doing this could he confirm that Yao Lao’s sharp eye was still present.
Of course, part of the reason for Han Feng’s better control over the
‘Heavenly Flame’ was because of his age and experience. Another part
of the reason was that he could only focus on studying the ‘Sea Heart
Flame’. Although Han Feng also practiced the ‘Flame Mantra’, it was
an incomplete version. Han Feng might have gotten a greater understanding
of ‘Flame Mantra’ through these years of practicing it, but his
degree of control over the ‘Heavenly Flame’ was far inferior to Xiao
Yan’s. Hence, this resulted in him being only able to guard the ‘Sea
Heart Flame’ all day long. On the other hand, Xiao Yan had practiced
the complete ‘Flame Mantra’ from the start. Along the way, he had
split his attention and changed a couple of different flames.
Therefore, Han Feng had taken the specialized path while Xiao Yan had
taken the jack of all trades path. Each of them had their own advantages,
but if one were to merely discuss the degree of control over a flame, it
was natural that Han Feng would be better.
A cluster of jade-green flame surfaced on Xiao Yan’s hand following
low, deep sound. He stared at this new flame which was born from the
merger of two kinds of flame, and was somewhat absent-minded. Since this
‘Heavenly Flame’ was born from the merger of ‘Heavenly Flames’,
it was likely that it was not ranked on the ‘Heavenly Flame Ranking’.
After all, the ‘Flame Mantra’ was not something that everyone had
practiced. Hence, Xiao Yan was not even aware of what its name was. He
struggled with this for awhile, feeling great interest as he strived to
give it a name.
Glazed Lotus Heart Flame!
This simple name caused Xiao Yan to feel somewhat excited. It was likely
that there were not many people who possessed the qualification to give a
new ‘Heavenly Flame’ a name in this world. Perhaps, in the future,
this kind of flame would be ranked on the ‘Heavenly Flame Ranking’
when he became someone at the peak of the continent.
Xiao Yan was similarly uncertain about where this so-called ‘Glazed
Lotus Heart Flame’ should be ranked on the ‘Heavenly Flame
Ranking’. However, according to his guess, it would at the very least
not be lower than Yao Lao’s ‘Bone Chilling Flame’. After all,
regardless of how lousy this thing was, it was still born from the merger
of two kinds of ‘Heavenly Flame’. Its strength could be seen from how
it had firmly suppressed the ‘Sea Heart Flame’ in his battle with Han
The jade-green flame writhed repeatedly on Xiao Yan’s hand. A moment
later, he abruptly pulled his hands apart, and the jade green flame was
split into two clusters consisting of a green-colored flame and an
invisible one. He felt extremely satisfied of the ability of this newly
born ‘Heavenly Flame’ to possess the ability to transform into two
kinds of ‘Heavenly Flames’ as it pleased.
“From the looks of it, I should practice my control over the flames
properly in the future. Otherwise, even if I can control these two kinds
of ‘Heavenly Flame’ now, I can only use the most superficial
attack.” The two flames rose on Xiao Yan’s fingers as he muttered.
Compared to the exemplary and complicated ‘Heavenly Flame’ attack,
his ‘Heavenly Flame’ attack would undoubtedly appear much simpler and
Xiao Yan’s finger habitually rubbed that ‘Serene Sea Storage Ring’
on his finger. He suddenly recalled something, and he flicked his finger
on the storage ring. Immediately, a dark black ancient scroll appeared in
The scroll was perfectly round, appearing just like a cylinder. He could
not find any spot to open it. However, the dark, deep glow that faintly
seeped out from it allowed him to know that it was extraordinary.
Seeing the scroll, it was surprisingly the thing that Xun Er had solemnly
and carefully handed over to Xiao Yan when she left!
According to what Xun Er had said back then, it was something that could
only be opened after one possessed the strength of a Dou Wang. Xiao Yan
was extremely curious…