Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-663
In order to wake Yao Lao up this time around, Xiao Yan not only had to
squeeze out all the Dou Qi within his body until it was completely empty,
but his Spiritual Strength had also suffered quite the blow. Hence, it
was still quite difficult for him to recover to his peak condition within
a short period of time despite the fact that the ‘Flame Mantra’ had
already evolved into a Di class Qi Method.
However, it was fortunate that Yao Lao had already reawakened. With this
safe guardian, Xiao Yan no longer needed to worry about other matters
disturbing him. Hence, he was able to completely relax and enter into his
training mode to recuperate. There was no longer a need to worry about
the slightest influence from the outside world.
Through this kind of quiet recuperation, which was void of any
distractions, Xiao Yan’s empty body was gradually filled by waves of
Dou Qi flowing in. His weariness was becoming fainter with each day. From
the looks of his progress, his body would be completely healed soon.
A black-robed, young man sat cross-legged on a quiet mountain peak within
the lush, green mountain forest. His body was as stable as a rock. He did
not make the slightest movement, even allowing the wild wind to cause his
robes to emit a fluttering sound.
There was a fluctuation in the air around the black-robed, young man.
Waves of natural energy seeped out around him before flowing unceasingly
into his body. Due to the speed of the surging energy being too fierce,
it ended up appearing to form an energy whirlpool around his body. The
middle of that whirlpool was that body which was just like a bottomless
This form of energy absorption continued for nearly an hour or so before
this momentum was gradually reduced. A moment later, the gradual ripples
of the energy swirl finally began to slowly scatter.
The young man’s unmoving body trembled slightly with the scattering of
the energy swirl. His tightly shut eyes were suddenly opened!
Xiao Yan opened both of his eyes. The two substance-like clusters of
dark-green flame shot out from within. An instant later, however, the
flame emitted a ‘suo’ sound and shrank back into his eyes before the
light swiftly faded away.
A mouthful of turbid air that had been suppressed in his chest followed
the rolling of his throat, and was eventually exhaled by Xiao Yan. A
layer of faint jade-like luster surfaced on Xiao Yan’s face as this
turbid air was exhaled. The weariness that was hidden between his brows
over these past days had also completely disappeared at this moment.
Xiao Yan clenched his hand slowly but tightly. The feeling of being
filled with strength caused the corner of Xiao Yan’s mouth to
involuntarily form a smile. Through these nearly seven days of
recuperation, he had finally completely recovered from the exhaustion of
the Dou Qi within his body as well as the blow that his spirit had
received. Moreover, he had reaped an unexpected reward. Just before he
had stopped earlier, Xiao Yan clearly felt a faint feeling the Dou Qi in
his body becoming a little more powerful than before.
Although he was still at the peak of the Dou Wang class, each level had a
difference between the upper and lower levels. It was just like a water
bottle with a level scale. Although the water within it had reached the
level of a certain marking, there was still quite a large gap between
this marking and the next one above. The increasingly more powerful Dou
Qi was just like the repeatedly rising water. Sooner or later, it would
rise to an even higher marking. At that time, it would be the moment that
Xiao Yan broke through to the Dou Huang class!
Due to the soaring of his strength in the past and Xiao Yan falling into
a near death state for two years, he had difficulty controlling the
strength within his body perfectly after he had awakened. Hence, Xiao Yan
had appeared to have entered a dead end all this time. It was difficult
for his strength to rise even a little regardless of how he trained…
However, after these past two months where he had completely used all the
Dou Qi within his body, the control and familiarity Xiao Yan had over the
strength within his body had greatly increased. It was because of this
that he felt that his strength had advanced now that he had completely
recuperated and recovered his strength. This kind of situation was
something that was very difficult to do in the past. However, once it did
appear, it meant that the current Xiao Yan had already begun to control
the strength within his body and had reached the qualification for his
strength to continue to rise.
Xiao Yan also clearly understood this point within his heart. It was this
reason that caused him to feel such joy when he felt his strength advance.
Xiao Yan stood up from the huge rock. He looked down at the sea of trees
that spread to the edge of his sight from a high vantage point. With a
slight smile, his hand habitually formed an extremely familiar strange
seal and immediately gently pushed it forward.
The hand seal was pushed forward and carried a wind. Of course, Xiao Yan
would naturally not randomly use the ‘Open Mountain Seal’ due to the
overly great exhaustion of his Dou Qi to do so. Hence, this particular
‘Open Mountain Seal’ did not bring about any activity. Despite not
using any Dou Qi, the air still gently rippled wherever the hand seal
passed. Although the ripple was extremely small, it was stirred by
completely relying on the mysterious hand seal.
“Although I have practiced this ‘Open Mountain Seal’ for such a
long time, I am still only barely able to grasp it. It is indeed worthy
of being a Di Class High Level Dou Technique. One faces many difficulties
Xiao Yan slowly undid his hand seal, and a faint silver-colored glow
suddenly surged on his feet. His body trembled, and an afterimage
remained in the original spot. His body had quietly rushed into the sky
in a ghost-like manner. The mystery of the ‘Three Thousand Lightning
Movement’ was such that Xiao Yan was actually able to pause for a short
moment in the sky even without the support of a pair of Dou Qi wings.
Xiao Yan’s figure paused for a moment in the sky. A pair of beautiful
jade-green wings shot out from Xiao Yan’s back. He flapped them gently
and stabilized his descending body.
“The current ‘Three Thousand Lightning Movement’ should have
already reached the second level, the Instant Lightning level. I really
don’t know when I will be able to enter that final level ‘Three
Thousand Lightning’…” Xiao Yan lowered his head and studied the
flickering threads of lightning under his feet before he sighed and
spoke. He really yearned for that level in which he obtained the
frightening speed that Yao Lao had mentioned upon complete mastery of the
‘Three Thousand Lightning Movement’.
“Ke ke, little fellow, have you finally recovered your strength…”
Yao Lao’s laughter suddenly sounded while Xiao Yan was musing. The
sound of rushing wind immediately sounded as a somewhat illusionary human
figure appeared in front of Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan smiled and nodded as he faced the smiling Yao Lao in front of
“Looks like not only have you completely recovered from your injuries,
but your strength has also advanced.” Yao Lao raised his brows as he
observed the little glow that was hidden in Xiao Yan’s dark-black eyes.
He spoke in a somewhat surprised manner. Currently, he had already known
about the situation where Xiao Yan’s strength had soared when he was
underground. Hence, he felt quite surprised that Xiao Yan was able to
completely control the strength within his body and allow his strength to
increase once again within such a short period of time.
“It has been quite a couple of months since I have left the ‘Blazing
Sky Qi Refining Tower’. Would I have the qualification to return to the
Jia Ma Empire if I am still unable to control my own strength?” Xiao
Yan smiled as he replied
“The Jia Ma Empire huh… ke ke, it is really unexpected that in the
blink of an eye, we been away from that empire for over three years.”
Yao Lao laughed softly.
“That’s right… three years.” Xiao Yan faintly smiled. In the
first three years, he had received the humiliation from Nalan Yanran
breaking off the engagement. In the second three years, he was chased
after by the Misty Cloud Sect until he was like a dog that had lost its
home, and was forced to flee from the empire in a miserable manner.
However, he had already completely repaid the humiliation from the first
three years. This second one… might not be long.
“When are you planning to return? With your current strength, you
already possess the qualifications to challenge the Misty Cloud Sect.”
Yao Lao’s gaze was filled with gratitude as he observed the young man
in front of him. He felt like sobbing in his heart. He recalled the young
man back then who needed to always borrow his strength in order to mix
with the upper echelons of the Jia Ma Empire. Now, he truly possessed the
strength of someone strong. Two kinds of ‘Heavenly Flames’, a Di
class Qi Method, and various kinds of profound Dou Techniques by his
side. The Jia Ma Empire could no longer restrain him!
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“Soon. I can leave once I have settled some issues in this place.”
Xiao Yan smiled as he replied softly, “Currently, I also have some
strength within the ‘Black-Corner Region’. This time around, I will
be bringing quite a number of experts back. The Misty Cloud Sect has many
strong people. Moreover, it also possesses quite the strong gathering
ability within the Jia Ma Empire. If I were to return alone, it would be
difficult for my pair of fists to defeat four hands. It is fine if it is
me alone. If I cannot defeat them, I can turn around and flee. However,
the members of the Xiao clan remaining within the Jia Ma Empire cannot.
Hence, there must be no accident this time around.”
Yao Lao studied the smiling young man in front of him with some surprise.
A moment later, he patted the latter’s head and spoke in a pleased
voice, “Little fellow has indeed grown up. You are no longer that
impulsive child you were back then. You are now actually able to gather
such deep thoughts about the entire situation.”
Back then, Xiao Yan had descended into fury because of his father’s
disappearance. He senselessly charged up to the Misty Cloud Sect once
again and killed the First Elder Yun Leng, who was the only one who could
have known where his father was. Not only did he end up completely losing
the trail of his missing father, but he had also caused the relationship
between both parties to completely break apart and break down to the
extent where they were now mortal enemies. This was indeed rather
reckless. Compared to himself back then, not only did the strength of the
current Xiao Yan progress greatly, but his character had also become much
more mature and cool.
In three years, the young man back then had transformed into a strong
person who truly had the ability to act independently!
“Teacher, thank you very much for what happened in the past.”
Xiao Yan was also somewhat embarrassed in the face of Yao Lao’s words.
Now that he recalled what happened back then, he had indeed committed
quite a number of reckless acts. Yao Lao had not only not tried to
persuade him otherwise, but had instead accompanied him as he went on a
rampage. Now that he thought of it, Xiao Yan did not have anything but
gratitude in his heart toward this teacher who had performed his duty to
the best of his ability.
“Brat, why are you saying such words now. Can a young person be called
a young person if he is not impulsive and reckless?” Yao Lao slapped
his hand on Xiao Yan’s shoulders and scolded with a smile.
Xiao Yan also smiled slightly when faced with Yao Lao’s relieved, happy
smile. He slowly turned around and threw his gaze to the distant north.
There was an empire thousands of kilometers in that direction called the
Jia Ma Empire. In it was a sect called the Misty Cloud Sect!
“Misty Cloud Sect… just wait. Soon, we will meet again…”
A faint, cold smile formed on the handsome face of the young man as red
sunlight from the setting sun landed on it.