Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-729
Xiao Yan’s eyes flicked around when he saw Hai Bodong’s smiling
manner. A moment later, he narrowed his eyes and nodded slightly. He
spoke in a deep voice, “In that case, I would need to trouble Old Hai
to help me contact chairman Fa Ma and the heads of the few other large
clans once I completely recover from my injuries. It is also time for the
sky of the Jia Ma Empire to change!”
Hai Bodong grinned and nodded upon hearing this. He ultimately believed
that Xiao Yan’s footsteps should not stop in the Jia Ma Empire. The
enormous Dou Qi Continent would be the place for him to play in.
Xiao Yan did not go out during the period after he and Hai Bodong had
finished their discussion. Instead, he quietly remained in the Xiao
Mansion and focused on recuperating from his injuries. If he wanted to
build a faction that was even stronger than the Misty Cloud Sect in this
Jia Ma Empire, he would need to have a sufficient strength to deter all
the factions and experts within the empire. Otherwise, it would merely
just be a joke in the end.
During the time that Xiao Yan was calmly recuperating, the Misty Cloud
Mountain had finally been completely emptied. After many Misty Cloud
Sect’s disciples left, some people within the Jia Ma Empire, who
thought that the news was a rumor, finally began to believe that the
enormous sect, that had dominated the Jia Ma Empire for a few hundred
years, was truly about to disappear from this empire.
Following the dismissal of the Misty Cloud Sect’s disciples, the
situation within the empire also became somewhat strange. In the past,
the overlord of the Jia Ma Empire was undoubtedly the Misty Cloud Sect.
Now that the Misty Cloud Sect had toppled, that position naturally caused
many factions to have red eyes as they coveted after it. Of course, they
might have red eyes but there was not a single person who was foolish
enough to step forward and announce that they would replace the Misty
Cloud Sect. This was because everyone knew that the only person within
the Jia Ma Empire who had the qualification and ability to do so was the
third young master of the Xiao clan. The person who had defeated Yun
Shan, Xiao Yan!
Everyone was waiting for the next course of action from that young man
who chose silence.
Jia Xing Tian and Princess Yao Ye were seated in a quiet hall within the
Jia Ma Imperial City. They would occasionally frown a little as they
“Yun Yun has already dismissed all of the disciples from the Misty
Cloud Sect. This Misty Cloud Sect will become history within the Jia Ma
Empire in the future.” Yao Ye rubbed her forehead. She had been
observing each and every single action of the Misty Cloud Sect during
these few days. Only after seeing that Yun Yun had really acted according
to the agreement did she sigh in relief. The imperial family had been
worried and afraid of this enormous being, that had been close to the
imperial city for an unknown number of years. They were naturally not
going to give it any chance to make a comeback now that they had the
opportunity to topple it.
Jia Xing Tian nodded slightly. However, there was no much smiles on his
face. His gaze passed through the window and swept in a certain direction
in the capital before muttering, “Although we have gotten rid of this
ferocious tiger known as the Misty Cloud Sect, another even stronger and
younger mighty lion has arrived. I wonder if this is a blessing or a
curse to the Jia Ma imperial family.”
Yao Ye was silent. She immediately let out a soft sigh and said, “This
is something that we have no choice in. It was impossible for us to
overthrow the Misty Cloud Sect with just our strength. Everyone was aware
of the Misty Cloud Sect’s wild ambition. If we were to allow them to
continue developing, they would definitely have acted against our
imperial family. At that time, I’m afraid that Yun Shan alone would be
able to easily wipe out everyone within our imperial family.”
Jia Xing Tian’s expression was solemn as he slowly said, “I have
received news. I’m afraid that Xiao Yan has the intention to establish
a faction within the empire. At that time, there might be another
‘Misty Cloud Sect’. Tell me, what should we do about this?”
Yao Ye’s expression also became much more grave as she heard this. She
mused for a long time before shaking her head and laughing bitterly once
again. She said, “Xiao Yan’s current strength is already not any
weaker than the Misty Cloud Sect. Even without mentioning his existence,
which was one that could contend against an elite Dou Zong, there was
still a genuine elite Dou Zong by his side. That Queen Medusa caused us
to suffer great losses back then. If we were to reveal even a little
enmity to him, it is likely that we would end up courting disaster
“Don’t tell me that we must just open our eyes and watch Xiao Yan
establish his faction?” Jia Xing Tian frowned and said.
“Xiao Yan’s character is not as vicious as Yun Shan. He is also
someone who values relationships. One would only end up suffering if one
takes the hard approach against such a person. Hence, it is likely that
we can only go about in a roundabout gentle manner.” Yao Ye thought for
a moment before slowly speaking.
“Xiao Yan is a person who will return more respect if someone respects
him. If you quietly possess ill will to him and he were to discover it,
he would immediately turn against you. He would also be merciless in his
attack.” Yao Ye voiced her thoughts, “Since our current strength is
unable to pose much of a hindrance to him, why don’t we help move
things along. If our imperial family were to follow, we might gain some
“You mean that we should not only not stop him from establish a faction
but should also lend him a hand?” Jia Xing Tian was stunned as he asked
in an incredulous manner.
“There is no other method than this.” Yao Ye helplessly nodded. There
were many experts around Xiao Yan. If they were to anger him, he could
dispatch Medusa over. How many experts in this imperial city could
contend with her? Since they could not use force, what other method could
they use other than the soft approach?
Jia Xing Tian knit his brows tightly. His hand gently tapped on the
surface of the table before sighing a moment later. He said, “Alright,
we will do as you say and give it a try first. Hopefully, this fellow
will not be like Yun Shan in wanting to replace our imperial family.
Otherwise, I will not let him off easily even if I have to fight until
the both of us are seriously injured.”
Yao Ye smiled slightly when she saw Jia Xing Tian nodded. She mused for a
moment before suddenly speaking, “Actually, our Jia Ma Empire also
suffers quite a lot of drawbacks with the disappearance of the Misty
Cloud Sect. Having lost them, our Jia Ma Empire would not even have the
qualification to participate in the future northwestern Great Meeting of
Fractions. In this way, it is likely that we would be ridiculed by our
neighboring countries. That’s right… I heard that there is quite a
lot of activity in the Chu Yun Empire recently. Originally, the country
had many large and small factions. However, they were repeatedly
destroyed during these few years. Currently, the country possesses an
“Aye, I have also heard of it. That faction seems to be called the
‘Poison Sect’. Not only is it mysterious and unpredictable, but
according to our information, the mysterious Sect Leader of the ‘Poison
Sect’ might well have a frightening strength that could contend against
an elite Dou Zong. They might well leap and become a powerful faction
that could contend with the ‘Sky Serpent Mansion’ and the
‘Thunderbolt Sect’ in the next ‘Great Meeting of Factions’. At
that time, the Chu Yun Empire might become even more arrogant…” Jia
Xing Tian’s expression sank slightly at the mention of this. The Chu
Yun Empire and the Jia Ma Empire were like water and fire. Almost every
year, some conflict would erupt at their borders. Both parties could not
see eye to eye with each other.
“Therefore, if our Jia Ma Empire is unable to produce a powerful
faction and experts that are not an embarrassment, it is likely that our
position in this northwestern region would sink even lower.” Yao Ye
sighed as she spoke.
Jia Xing Tian nodded his head. His gaze flickered for a moment before he
spoke in a deep voice, “Looks like we must still rely on Xiao Yan.
Alright. I shall trust this little fellow once again!”
“Great-grandfather will not be disappointed.” Yao Ye smiled. She was
usually good at judging people. Xiao Yan was a person who valued
relationships greatly. He would definitely be unable to do something like
repaying a favor with malice.
“You are so confident in him?” Jia Xing Tian’s face immediately
revealed a strange expression. He swept over Yao Ye’s pretty face
before suddenly speaking with a smile, “Yao Ye, don’t tell me that
you have a crush on that little fellow?”
“Great-grandfather, what nonsense are you talking!” Yao Ye’s face
immediately turned flushed red upon hearing Jia Xing Tian’s words as
she spoke in a pampered manner.
“That fellow’s talent is the most frightening one that I have seen in
so many years. His appearance is also quite good. His character is cold
and stern but he greatly values relationships. He is quite a good catch.
If you really like him, great-grandfather can help you mention it to him.
I would also be able to completely be at ease if our two families can be
related by marriage.” Jia Xing Tian just continued speaking as though
he did not see the flushed redness on Yao Ye’s face.
“You can forget about it. There is even someone like Medusa whose
beauty could bring disaster to a country or city beside that fellow. Even
if you wish to marry Yao Ye away, he might not even be willing to accept
me.” Yao Ye rolled her eyes at Jia Xing Tian and helplessly shook her
head as she replied. Although she did admire Xiao Yan greatly, being a
princess of an imperial family and the future Queen, who would control
the Jia Ma Empire, her haughty self would naturally be unwilling to share
her husband with other women regardless of how outstanding he was.
Jia Xing Tian knit his brows when he heard this. He also nodded
helplessly. It seemed that the fellow really had a little too many women
beside him. Moreover, the most important thing was that he seemed to have
no other thoughts toward Yao Ye. This caused him to feel extremely
helpless. All he could do was abandon the thought in his heart.
“Forget it. I will represent the imperial family to express our
concerns once that fellow has recuperated from his injuries, and let slip
some of the imperial family’s thoughts to him. The Jia Ma Empire does
indeed need a powerful faction and experts that it can take out. From the
looks of it now, only this fellow is most suitable.” Jia Xing Tian
waved his hand, stood up, and slowly walked out while he spoke.
Yao Ye nodded slightly as she looked at Jia Xing Tian’s back.
“That’s right, you should try your best to send more spies to
investigate the ‘Poison Sect’ from the Chu Yun Empire. There would be
no negative impact on us by gaining more information.” Jia Xing Tian
seemed to have remembered something after he reached the door. He paused
his footsteps as he spoke.
“Hence, you should pay a little more attention on this matter. I keep
having the feeling that there is something not quite right with this
‘Poison Sect’. Being able to destroy all the large and small factions
within the Chu Yun Empire is not something that an ordinary person could
do. However, within the Chu Yun Empire… there does not seem to be such
an expert right?” Jia Xing Tian’s face was filled with doubt. He
could only sigh and shake his head a moment later. He spoke, “Ugh,
looks like the Chu Yun Empire is quite chaotic during these few years.
Just what is the origin of that ‘Poison Sect’?”
Jia Xing Tian could only give up his futile thoughts. He sighed and
walked out of the hall.
Yao Ye also laughed bitterly as she looked at Jia Xing Tian’s
disappearing back. She had long since dispatch a large number of spies.
However, that ‘Poison Sect’ acted extremely strange. It was extremely
difficult to inquire about news within the sect. Moreover, their interior
was also tightly-guarded. Even if a spy could sneak in, it was still
extremely difficult to make contact with their core within a short period
of time. The most recent information she had received from the Chu Yun
Empire only contained two short words.
“Poison Woman?” Yao Ye softly muttered the words in the hall. Her
voice was filled with doubt and ignorance.