Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-745
The purple-colored glow on the surface of the light cocoon alternated
between bright and dark. It was just like the beating of a heart and
possessed a rhythm. If a person with sharp senses was present, he would
be able to sense that each time the glow on the light cocoon changed, the
natural energy within the valley would slightly fluctuate. The great
amount of energy would be absorbed into the light cocoon, causing the
light on the body of the cocoon to become even brighter.
Medusa was seated cross-legged on a huge rock not far from the light
cocoon. Her gaze was focused intently on the activity of the light
cocoon. It was a long while later before she relaxed a little. She turned
her gaze and observed the mountain cave under the mountain wall where a
rich pill fragrance continued to flow out of. She helplessly shook her
head. It had been a month since Xiao Yan had entered the cave to refine
medicinal pills. However, from the looks of it, it seemed that there was
no sign of it ending. At the same time, Zi Yan ceased having any other
response after transforming into a light cocoon three days ago. She was
repeatedly absorbing the surrounding natural energy every day. However,
there was not the slightest change in her body. Looking at this
situation, it seemed that the time that Zi Yan needed to advance would
likely not be short.
One person was refining pills while another had transformed into a cocoon
to advance her rank. In this way, only Medusa was guarding this mountain
valley. She was naturally somewhat bored because of this. However, Xiao
Yan and Zi Yan could not be distracted at this moment. Should they be
disturbed during this period of time, the problems could be disastrous.
Hence, she could only guard this valley all day. Even when she
occasionally left the place, she had try her best to hurry back as soon
as possible. This kind of dull guarding caused her to feel extremely
This kind of dull guarding continued for around five days before it was
broken by an unusual activity transmitted from the mountain cave.
On this day, Medusa was still training with her eyes shut as she had
always done. She naturally diverted some of her attention to the light
cocoon while she was training. It was at this moment that the cave, which
had been silent, suddenly emitted an earth-shaking explosion. The entire
valley shook under this explosion.
Medusa opened her eyes in shock. She looked at the cave, only to see that
smoke was repeatedly escaping from the cave. Immediately, a somewhat
miserable figure slowly walked out from it while letting out an intense
Xiao Yan walked out of the cave which was permeated with smoke. The
glaring sunlight that scattered down from the sky caused Xiao Yan to
instinctively cover his eyes. After getting used to it for a moment, he
finally opened his eyes, lowered his head, and looked at his tattered
clothes. He could not help but let out a bitter laugh. The medicinal
effect of this ‘Mighty Huang Pill’ was too overbearing. The refining
process was filled with wild and violent medicinal strength. If one were
even a little careless during this refinement, one would cause the
medicinal pill to self-detonate. The might of this kind of explosion was
quite strong and was comparable to a strike with the full force of an
expert Dou Wang. When Xiao Yan was refining this pill during his few
attempts earlier, he would swiftly scatter the flame the moment the
medicinal strength within the medicinal pill showed signs of being
unstable. Although this would cause the medicinal ingredients in the
cauldron to be destroyed, it was at least superior in terms of it being
safe. Little trouble had occurred during the few attempts of Xiao Yan to
refine the ‘Mighty Huang Pill’ under such extreme caution.
A couple of days ago, the three ‘Mighty Huang Pills’ that Xiao Yan
needed had been successfully refined by Xiao Yan. In order to refine
these three ‘Mighty Huang Pills’, Xiao Yan was basically left with
hardly any of the medicinal ingredients that he had prepared. Despite
this, Xiao Yan’s aim this time around had been achieved. While he was
sighing in relief, he saw these remaining medicinal ingredients and a
thought struck him. He wanted to help himself refine a ‘Mighty Huang
Pill’ for future use. The problem laid here. Due to there being only
enough medicinal ingredients to refine one ‘Mighty Huang Pill’, Xiao
Yan was unwilling to waste this last set of medicinal ingredients when
the medicinal pill once again showed signs of violent activity while it
was being refined. After which, he forcefully tried to refine it. Of
course, the final result was naturally the earth-shaking explosion he
If the extraordinary crimson cauldron had not blocked most of the force
from this big explosion, it was likely that Xiao Yan would not merely be
facing the problem of his clothes being shattered.
Xiao Yan felt somewhat lucky when he thought of this. His defense at that
time was not strong. If he were to be struck by this enormous force
head-on, it was likely that he would add new injuries to the old injuries
on this body of his.
Xiao Yan wiped the ashes off his face with his sleeve before sweeping his
eyes over the valley. After which, he paused with surprise on the
enormous purple-colored light cocoon that was extremely eye-catching. It
was only a moment later before he turned his gaze toward Medusa by the
side. He asked, “This is?”
Medusa was also startled when she saw the miserable appearance of Xiao
Yan. She immediately smiled a little and responded softly, “This is Zi
Xiao Yan was surprised upon hearing this. He rejoiced a moment later,
“She is about to advance her rank?”
“That should be the case. However, it has been a couple of days since
she has transformed into a cocoon, but there is no activity even until
now. It seems that this advancement will require quite some time.”
Medusa nodded as she replied.
Xiao Yan smiled but was not surprised. In most cases, a Magical Beast
required quite a long time to advance. Moreover, Zi Yan’s original form
was not an ordinary being. It was naturally a little more difficult for
her to evolve.
“Have you succeeded in your medicinal pill refinement?” Medusa’s
pretty eyes swept over Xiao Yan as she asked.
“Yes.” Xiao Yan nodded. He immediately laughed bitterly, “However,
I was a little greedy. Otherwise, I would not have ended up in this
“Your aura is also becoming increasingly unstable. It is alternating
between being strong and weak. There is also a faint feeling of the Dou
Qi within your body seeping out. Looks like you should be breaking away
from the Dou Wang class very soon.” Medusa’s eyes paused on Xiao
Yan’s body. She sensed the powerful Dou Qi that seeped out from the
latter’s body while she spoke in surprise.
“Soon. The pill refinement this time around did benefit me quite a bit.
According to my estimation, this moment will arrive within ten days.”
Xiao Yan smiled. His eyes also contained a gratification.
“The gap between a Dou Wang and a Dou Huang is extremely large.
Normally speaking, even if one possessed the strength to breakthrough,
one would require half a year or even a year in order to truly be able to
undergo the transformation. Looks like you will need to undertake a deep
retreat next.” Medusa lowered her eyes and slowly replied.
Xiao Yan nodded slightly. He was also aware that his retreat this time
around might be quite long.
“The pill refinement this time around only lasted for a month. I think
that the person that big brother has sent has already reached the place
where I indicated we would meet. I will return to undertake a deep
retreat once I deliver the medicinal pills. I will not leave this retreat
until I breakthrough to the Dou Huang class!” Xiao Yan laughed faintly.
His hand gently touched the white fire seal on his forehead. He only
sighed in relief after sensing the faint warmth that was being emitted
from the fire seal. He muttered in his heart, “Teacher, wait for me.
Your disciple will raise his strength as quickly as possible and rescue
both you and father!”
Medusa nodded while she observed the dark chill that had flashed across
Xiao Yan’s eyes. She randomly said, “Relax. I will help protect you
while I am watching Zi Yan.”
Xiao Yan smiled when he heard this. He immediately cupped his hands
toward Medusa and softly laughed, “Since this is the case, I shall give
you my thanks. I will deliver the medicinal pills first, and will begin
my deep retreat after a short rest upon my return.”
“Yes.” Medusa eyes turned to the light cocoon. Her clean nose that
stuck out emitted a slight sound.
Xiao Yan did not say anything more when he saw this. He walked one round
around the light cocoon. Only after discovering that there was nothing
wrong did he put down the worry in his heart. He leaped up and flew out
of the valley by himself.
Xiao Yan’s figure paused in the sky after leaving the valley. His gaze
looked in all directions. After identifying his bearings, the fire wings
on his back were flapped and he transformed into a ray of light that flew
toward the northern sky in a lightning-like manner.
This flight continued for a moment before Xiao Yan slowed down. He swept
his gaze around before immediately pausing it on a mountain peak. There
was the faint trace of humans moving about at that spot.
With a thought, Xiao Yan appeared above that mountain peak within a
couple of breaths. He had just appeared when he sensed the ten plus auras
on the mountain peak below suddenly become extremely faint.
“Show yourselves.” Xiao Yan glanced over as he softly commanded.
A commotion was immediately emitted from the mountain peak the moment
Xiao Yan’s voice sounded. Dozens of figures flashed and appeared
immediately. An old man who was leading them looked at Xiao Yan in the
sky. Joy surfaced on his old face as both of his kneels fell to the
ground and he respectfully said, “Greetings Chief.”
The dozens of people behind the old man orderly feel on both knees. An
orderly deep sound resounded over the mountain forest.
Xiao Yan’s gaze swept over these people. Finally, his eyes paused on
their chests. There was a jade-green badge was present there, and an
exquisite fire lotus was drawn on the badge.
Xiao Yan slowly landed as he asked indifferently, “Are you people the
one’s whom Big Brother sent?”
The old man quickly bowed and stepped forward when he heard this. He took
out a scroll from his storage ring and handed it over with both hands
while speaking respectfully, “Chief, this old man is called Bai
Lisheng. I am currently the deacon of the Yan Alliance. I was indeed
dispatched by Elder Xiao Ding this time around.”
Xiao Yan received the scroll and slowly scanned it. Only then did he nod
slightly while he smiled with a deeper meaning, “I will trouble you
then. I still have some matters to do and cannot return to the capital.
Hence, your group will be responsible for escorting these things back.
There is my Spiritual Imprint within these things. I will naturally have
the ability to find them should you have the misfortune of being robbed
along the way.”
“Ke ke, chief, you can rest assured. There is really no one within this
Jia Ma Empire who would dare touch the things that belong to our ‘Yan
Alliance’.” Bai Li Sheng hurriedly nodded and replied. He was
naturally clearly aware of the other meaning within Xiao Yan’s words.
“Yes. Since that is the case, you should hurry up and leave. Inform Big
Brother after you return that I will be undertaking a retreat for half a
year or a year. Tell him to make the decisions for all the matters of the
Yan Alliance during this period of time.” Xiao Yan waved his hand and
A respectful response was emitted within a fifty kilometer radius. The
old man immediately withdrew. Only after he withdrew a couple of dozens
of meters did he wave his hand and led a few dozen people, who were quite
strong, into the forest in a well trained manner. Finally, they swiftly
left the mountain under the cover of the sea of trees.
Xiao Yan sent off this group of escorts with his eyes. He nodded
slightly. The strongest person among them was that old man who was at the
peak of the Dou Ling class. However, their overall quality still caused
Xiao Yan to be satisfied.
“Since I have already settled the matter about the medicinal pills, the
next thing I need to do is to return and undertake the deep retreat…”
Xiao Yan softly mumbled. His body had just risen into the sky and was
about to return to the valley when a sudden soft ‘what’ sounded. His
eyes swept toward a spot that was over fifty kilometers away. A Spiritual
Imprint that he had left behind was being transmitted from there.
“That place is…” Xiao Yan’s eyes flickered slightly. A moment
later, he whispered, “Qingshan Town…”