Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-66
After lying on the icy, cold, rock floor for a long time, Xiao Yan
finally managed to catch his breath. The genuine happiness plastered
across his face was hard to conceal as he tested out his numb legs before
once again entering a training posture.
Xiao Yan breathed out gently and slowly closing his eyes he let his
thoughts gradually delve into the mysteries of his body.
Inner View: a support technique unique to those of Dou Zhe level and
above. The greater one’s strength, the deeper one would be able to
explore and penetrate the deeper mysteries of one’s body.
His thoughts ventured into his abdominal area, where a milky white
palm-sized Vortex slowly stirred. Cream-white energy swirled around the
Vortex in a nebulous mist.
Observing the tiny Vortex with his thoughts, Xiao Yan nodded his head
–he was satisfied. Although the Vortex was tiny, the energy contained
within it was more than ten times more potent than what he had when he
was 9 Duan Qi!
Dou Zhe and 9 Duan Qi had different natures. The energy assimilated
before becoming a Dou Zhe was actually called Dou Zi Qi, after becoming a
Dou Zhe, the assimilated energy was now known as true Dou Qi!
Though there was but a one word difference between their names, the true
difference was more like comparing heaven to earth: completely
Xiao Yan consciously directed his thoughts to take control of the Vortex.
Under its control, a thread of milky white Dou Qi was swiftly extracted
from the Vortex and allowed to swirl around.
Continuously controlling the Vortex, making it spew forth and absorb back
the Dou Qi with his thoughts, Xiao Yan’s mastery slowly increased. Only
when he was satisfied did Xiao Yan finally stop this game-like training
and withdraw his thoughts out of his body.
His tightly shut eyes suddenly opened, revealing a milky white light that
lingered for about ten seconds before fading away within his black pupils.
Xiao Yan then opened his mouth to spit out a mouthful of murky and impure
air, after which his complexion brightened noticeably.
Rolling his head from side to side to stretch his neck, cracking sounds
could be heard which drew out a grin from Xiao Yan. As he lifted his head
to gaze at the ghostly figure of Yao Lao who was floating just outside
the cave, Xiao Yan smiled brightly and said: “Success.”
“Hmpf, it is your good fortune to have successfully condensed a Qi
Vortex on your first try.” Yao Lao replied in an indifferent tone as he
nodded his head.
“More like I depended on my own abilities?” Xiao Yan retorted as he
loosened his shoulders. Suddenly, he remembered something as a fawning
look appeared on his face. Stretching out a hand, he asked somewhat
bashfully: “Teacher, I have already reached the Dou Zhe level, isn’t
it time to give me a Qi Technique?”
Yao Lao rolled his eyes. His body floated into the cave and he slowly sat
before Xiao Yan. He thought for a while before he asked with a solemn
expression: “What Qi Technique do you want?”
“Well, the……the thing that’s more strange than a Heaven Tier Qi
Technique, the one that can.. that can evolve.” Xiao Yan scratched his
head and asked in a somewhat embarrassed tone.
Hearing Xiao Yan, a look of conflict flashed across Yao Lao’s face and
unexpectedly, he remained silent.
“Master, what’s wrong? Did you lie about that Qi Technique?” Seeing
the look on Yao Lao’s face, Xiao Yan couldn’t help but nervously ask.
“The Qi Technique that I told you about, can indeed evolve, I didn’t
fool you.” Yao Lao whispered.
Hearing Yao Lao confirm his question, a sense of happiness rushed to Xiao
Yan’s face. Twisting his hands, he carefully asked: “Then can you let
me use it?”
“This strange Qi Technique can indeed evolve but the risk is very
high.” Yao Lao exclaimed after being silent for a long time.
Seeing the look on Yao Lao’s face, Xiao Yan slowly pulled his hand back
and asked, “How high?”
Yao Lao smiled bitterly, “In my life, I have never seen anyone train
this Qi Technique or heard about anyone that uses this Qi Technique. So,
I don’t know how high the risk is, however, with my experience and upon
seeing the difficulty of this Technique, I would say that the maximum
success rate would not be more than 20%…. ”
“20%?” Xiao Yan’s face stiffened, “It’s that low?”
Yao Lao sighed and nodded, “I’m afraid that it is that low.”
Smiling bitterly and massaging his forehead, Xiao Yan was still reluctant
to give up on the chance to learn an evolving Qi Technique. The
temptation for a Qi Technique that could evolve into a Heaven Tier Qi
Technique was simply too big.
“Teacher, can you give me an overview of this Qi Technique?”
Yao Lao rubbed his palms together and whispered after a while, “This Qi
Technique’s requirements to “evolve” is related to the Heavenly
Flames that I’ve told you before.”
Xiao Yan’s eyes narrowed and he kept silent while listening carefully.
“Okay, I obtained this Dou Qi technique through an accident. This Qi
Technique originally was nameless. However, I gave it a name called
“Flame Mantra”. Speaking up to here, Yao Lao tried to hide the mixed
expression on his face. It seemed the process to obtain this Dou Qi
technique was not as easy as he had told previously.
“Flame Mantra can indeed evolve, but one of its preconditions is that
it needs a “Heavenly Flame” as raw material. With each evolution, it
needs to swallow one type of “Heavenly Flame”!” Yao Lao’s voice
became somewhat rough: “You need to know that “Heavenly Flames” are
some of the most violent forms of energy in this world. Even if you find
it, no one can guarantee that you will be able to swallow it. In the past
when I discovered this “Bone Chilling Flame”, I was almost burned
alive to nothingness by it…
“The scariest part of this Method is the need to assimilate the various
“Heavenly Flames” …… any one of the Heavenly Flames could place a
Dou Huang on the precipice between life and death, I dare not imagine
what would happen to a person who had two types of Heavenly Flames in
Gazing at the unfathomable look that Yao Lao had, Xiao Yan was also
frightened stiff, swallowing Heavenly Flames to evolve? God dammit, you
can’t even be sure of whether you will be able to consume the flame or
if the flame will consume you! The creator of this Qi Method must have be
one crazy person.
“Although this Technique is dangerous beyond your wildest dreams, I do
not doubt its potential. If it is truly mastered…… in the Dou Qi
Continent, with the exception of a few irregulars…… no one else would
be your match.” Yao Lao sighed.
Xiao Yan nodded, slightly awed at its potential. If someone were able to
control a few types of Heavenly Flames, even a Dou Sheng would not dare
take that person lightly. Of course that is only if that someone does not
first get consumed by the Heavenly Flames……
Eyeing Xiao Yan, Yao Lao hesitated for a while before asking: “Now, do
you…… still want to learn it?”
Xiao Yan slightly shivered in silence.