Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-653
The three leaders finally nodded and agreed under the allure of the
‘Mighty Huang Pill’ which they could not resist. Xiao Yan naturally
sighed in relief in his heart when he saw that he had achieved his
motive. After discussing some simple measures with the three of them
about their accommodations in Feng City, he allowed them to bid him
goodbye and leave.
The large hall immediately became empty after that large menacing group
of people that was led by the three leaders left. Seeing that everything
had been agreed upon, Xiao Li waved his hand and indicated for his
subordinates to stand down.
“Third brother, although these fellows have already agreed to our
condition, we should still watch them carefully. It is only too common
for the people of the ‘Black-Corner Region’ to go back on their
words.” Xiao Li slowly walked to Xiao Yan’s side. His gaze vaguely
glanced at Medusa before he frowned and spoke in a deep voice.
“Ke ke, this is only natural. Were it not for Medusa being here today,
it is likely that they would not have agreed with our conditions so
easily.” Xiao Yan laughed and said.
“Medusa?” Xiao Li was startled when he heard this name. He
immediately seemed to have recalled something. His face was shocked as he
immediately cried out involuntarily, “She is the Queen Medusa from the
Snake-People race within the Vast Tager Desert?”
Xiao Li and Xiao Ding had muddled along at the edge of the desert for
quite a long time back then. Hence, he was extremely familiar with this
Queen Medusa who was extremely renowned for her beauty and ferocity.
However, he had never expected that the Queen Medusa whom the entire Jia
Ma Empire was extremely afraid of was actually this bewitching beauty
“Keep it a secret.” Xiao Yan smiled and waved his hand. After which
he cupped his hands toward the cold and indifferent Medusa by his side
and said with a smile, “This time around, thank you very much.”
“You want me to help you fight Yun Shan?” Medusa’s pretty eyes
glanced at Xiao Yan as he coldly laughed, “Why should I help you? Yun
Shan is currently also an elite Dou Zong. I don’t need to provoke such
a powerful opponent.”
Xiao Yan carelessly smiled as he softly spoke, “We have agreed to the
terms of our collaboration back then. You cannot reject my request at
crucial moments. Your majesty, you won’t forget the words you spoke
“You are cheating me again?” Queen Medusa’s eyebrows were vertical
as a cold bone-numbing voice that contained some fury sounded.
Xiao Yan sighed and shook his head. A moment later, he spoke in a faint
voice, “Relax. When the time comes, you can just sit idly by the side
if you don’t want to intervene. I will not force you.”
Medusa knit her brows slightly as she snorted, “Don’t think that such
words will work on me. I will naturally decide after watching the
situation when the time comes. I, Medusa, will not just simply become a
weapon in someone’s hand.” After the cold snort, her body trembled as
she once again strangely disappeared from the hall without waiting for
Xiao Yan’s reply.
Xiao Li knit his brows intently as he stared the spot where Medusa had
disappeared from. A moment later, he could not resist speaking, “Third
brother, it looks like it is not very sensible to rely on her.”
“I have never placed my hope on her. This woman may be extraordinary
strong, but her character is too rebellious. No one could subdue her. If
it was not because I could take out something that attracted her, it is
likely that she would still continue to relentlessly chase after me with
the intent to kill.” Xiao Yan shook his head and voiced his thoughts.
“What do we do then? Without her help, our chances when dealing with
Yun Shan arn’t very high.” Xiao Li was somewhat worried as he spoke.
He was similarly aware that Yun Shan was the greatest trump card of the
Misty Cloud Sect. If this old fellow did not fall, the Misty Cloud Sect
would forever stand in the Jia Ma Empire.
“Relax, leave Yun Shan to me.”
Xiao Yan waved his hand and slowly sat back into a chair. He held his
head with his hands and descended into deep thought.
At this moment, Xiao Yan finally felt that taking revenge was not a
simple matter. If he really did possess a strength that no one could
match, destroying the Misty Cloud Sect would naturally be extremely
simple. However, he currently did not have absolute confidence in
defeating Yun Shan even though his strength had soared greatly. Moreover,
there were still many experts from the Misty Cloud Sect below Yun Shan as
well as the thousands of low level disciples. He had personally tasted
the formation of the Misty Cloud Sect back then, and naturally knew how
powerful it was.
From the looks of it, the most important thing now was to quickly
increase his strength…
Xiao Yan sighed. His gaze was suddenly thrown to the dark-black ring on
his finger as he became slightly startled. A little joy immediately
surged into his eyes. He had nearly forgotten this ultimately fighting
strength… other people addressed Yao Lao as Yan zun-zhe. In other
words, the old Yao Lao was definitely an expert at the Dou Zun class.
Even though he was currently in the form of a spirit, he would be able to
gain the upper hand in a fight with an expert at the peak of the Dou
Huang class with the help of the ‘Bone Chilling Flame’…
Xiao Yan’s fighting strength would undoubtedly soar greatly if Yao Lao
Moreover, Xiao Yan had currently already merged two kinds of ‘Heavenly
Flame’. It was likely that he possessed the ability to help Yao Lao
refine a body that could accommodate his spirit. Once Yao Lao’s spirit
possessed a place to reside, his strength would definitely also return to
his peak. At that time… a mere Dou Zong like Yun Shan was not someone
to be afraid of in the eyes of an elite Dou Zun.
However, Yao Lao had fallen into a slumber. Xiao Yan was also totally
unaware of how to refine a body, as well as the various ingredients that
one needed to do so. Therefore, the first thing he needed to do in order
to refine a body was to wake Yao Lao from his slumber.
Once Yao Lao awakened, not only would Xiao Yan’s fighting strength
soar, but he would also be able to avoid many unnecessary detours given
Yao Lao’s extremely great experience.
With Xiao Yan’s current ability, he would naturally not act like he did
a couple of years ago in order to wake Yao Lao’s spirit who was in a
slumber. At that time, he had stumbled around blindly in order to luckily
wake Yao Lao up. Now, as long as he was given sufficient medicinal
ingredients, he would be able to think of two to three methods to wake
Yao Lao’s spirit.
Xiao Yan’s hand suddenly slammed onto the table. The sudden sound
shocked Xiao Li by the side. The latter raised his head and was stunned
as he looked at the sudden joy on Xiao Yan’s face.
“Second brother, can you help me gather a couple of medicinal
ingredients?” Xiao Yan smiled and said. The medicinal ingredients he
needed were all quite rare. If he were to go and look for them alone, he
would not know just when he would be able to gather all of them.
Therefore, it was naturally most appropriate to hand this matter to Xiao
Li who was managing a city.
“No problem. Feng City coincidentally has a couple of medicinal
ingredient stores that possess quite the strength in the ‘Black-Corner
Region’. Currently, they are all trying to curry favor with us. We can
look for them if we need medicinal ingredients.” Xiao Li nodded his
head and asked, “What kind of medicinal ingredients you need?”
Xiao Yan turned around and picked up the pen that lay on the table. After
which, the pen swiftly danced across the paper. A moment later, he handed
it over to Xiao Li and instructed, “It is best if we can find all of
these medicinal ingredients. Send someone to other big cities in the
‘Black-Corner Region’ to purchase them if they aren’t available in
Feng City. It is best that they can all be obtained within half a
“Dark Immortal Flower, Fiery Sun Spirit Leaf…” Xiao Li’s gaze
swept over the paper and studied the numerous foreign medicinal
ingredients’ name on it he had normally not heard of… He let out a
bitter laugh and carefully stored the paper. He said, “I will try my
best. It is likely that it won’t be easy to find these medicinal
ingredients. The price to purchase them will also not be cheap. However,
it is fortunate that those big shops in the city have paid some gold as
tribute to us during this one month. However, it might not be sufficient
to use this money to purchase the ingredients…”
Xiao Yan only recalled that he was no longer in the Inner Academy after
hearing Xiao Li’s words. All of his ‘Fire Energy’ did not have any
use as a currency in this place. In other words, they had once again
fallen into financial distress.
Xiao Yan helplessly shook his head. He waved his hand and over ten jade
bottles appeared on the table. “These medicinal pills are all things
that Han Feng refined in the past. They are of quite a high-tier. They
should fetch a large amount of money if you try to sell them. We will
first settle the urgent needs. During this period, I will remain in Feng
City and use the medicinal ingredients that Han Feng left behind to
refine some medicinal pills. This will continue until you have gathered
all the medicinal ingredients that I need.”
Xiao Li also sighed in relief upon hearing that Xiao Yan would remain in
Feng City. With the latter’s medicinal refining ability that was not
inferior to Han Feng, it was likely that the reputation of ‘Xiao
Gate’ would swiftly become renowned throughout the ‘Black-Corner
Region’. A high-tier medicinal pill was something that an unknown
number of people would foolishly chase after.
Xiao Li stored the jade bottles on the table into his storage ring and
voiced his thoughts, “Given Han Feng’s ability, these medicinal pills
should be able to support us for a period of time. You can relax and
refine. Leave the matter of the medicinal ingredients for me to settle. I
will gather all of them even if I have to resort to robbing.”
A wild ruthlessness surfaced on Xiao Li’s face after he spoke. He
clearly understood that these medicinal ingredients were extremely
important to Xiao Yan. Otherwise, Xiao Yan would not tell him about it in
such a serious manner given the former’s character. What he needed to
do was to try his best to help Xiao Yan. He would not care even if he
ended up sacrificing his life!
Back then, the words that Xiao Ding had spoken to him when he headed for
the ‘Black-Corner Region’ still remained in his heart.
“You can die, but third brother cannot!”
Xiao Yan’s nose felt a little runny as he studied the bright redness
that had suddenly surged into Xiao Li’s eyes. His father’s
disappearance, and the destruction that the Xiao clan’s face. These two
brothers were a great distance from the empire, muddling along in a
lonely and difficult manner in this foreign place. All that they desired
was to merely be able to obtain sufficient strength to take revenge on
the Misty Cloud Sect.
For this aim, Xiao Yan did not hesitate in training for one year within
the academy and suffer two years of pain underground.
For this goal, Xiao Li did not hesitate to travel over a great distance
to the ‘Black-Corner Region’, and to swallow the ‘Life Devouring
Pill’ in order to exchange his life for strength.
For this goal, Xiao Ding had led the remnant members of the Xiao clan,
making them endure in the Jia Ma Empire. His motive was to wait for their
This was because all the members of the Xiao clan believed that a Xiao
clan young man, who had been creating miracles, would definitely be able
to shock their hearts and create a miracle just like he did many years