Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-776
The atmosphere in the bamboo house appeared to be solidified at this
moment. Xiao Yan and Medusa were stunned as they looked at the First
Elder whose words were shocking. No matter how calm they usually were,
they were undoubtedly shaken to a dull state at this moment.
The corner of Xiao Yan’s mouth twitched with great force. He could not
control the slight impulse to jump. That was their first time. Was it
really so coincidental?
Medusa’s reaction was similarly not any better. The usual decisive and
killing aura of hers had completely disappeared. Her small, moist, red
lips were faintly parted while her long neck pulsed a little. However,
her heart was in such a state of turmoil that she could not utter a
single word. A woman like her would not blink her eyes when fighting with
someone or taking another person’s life. However, right now she was
just like a panicked, lost little girl. She did not know how to deal with
“That… that, First Elder, are you mistaken? *Cough*, that… it has
been over a year since the matter that happened underground. According to
what I am aware of… a pregnancy doesn’t require such a long time,
right?” Xiao Yan gradually recovered after some time before speaking in
a halting manner.
“A Snake-Person is different from a human being. Moreover, the tribe
leader has evolved into the Heavenly Swallowing Python, a beast from the
ancient times. Naturally, there is some difference from ordinary people.
It is not rare for one to be pregnant for a year or even a couple of
years.” The First Elder shook her head as she replied.
Cold sweat immediately began to flow down Xiao Yan’s forehead when he
heard these words.
“First Elder, you should have sensed wrongly right. Why is it that even
I am not aware of this?” Medusa hurriedly inquired. She had finally
recovered from her dull state at this moment.
“The lifeforce is extremely weak. It is very difficult for me to sense
it had we not used the Secret Method to probe. It is only natural that
you have not sensed it.” The First Elder explained, “There is indeed
still a need to wait and check to see if the tiny lifeforce is a sign of
being pregnant. However, if this matter is true, our Snake-People tribe
will once again have another descendant who possesses the Medusa
bloodline. This is an extremely big matter within our tribe!” A sleek
redness surged onto the First Elder’s face when she spoke until this
point. Her eyes had gained an additional excitement.
Xiao Yan and Medusa let out a heavy sigh of relief when they heard that
the First Elder had not confirmed this matter. Perhaps this matter was
just an accident…
“Whether this matter is true or not, you should remember to be
exceptionally careful in the future… perhaps after another period of
time, you should be able to confirm just what is in your body.” The
First Elder knit her brows and spoke in a deep voice when she saw
“How long is this period of time?” Xiao Yan dryly laughed as he
“The Snake-People Race is different from the human race. This is
especially so for the Medusa bloodline. If she is really pregnant, it is
likely not going to be a short one. It is common for the pregnancy to
last three to five years.” The First Elder spoke in a faint manner.
Xiao Yan once again sighed in relief within his heart when he heard this.
It was fortunate. If she had confirmed it to be within one to two months,
he might really jump down from the city wall. The current him did not
have the slightest thoughts of being a father.
“However, this matter is an extremely big one for our Snake-People
Tribe. The Medusa bloodline is exceptionally strong. Hence, the baby will
require a countless number of elixirs to nourish it while it is still
within the mother’s body. In this way, the strength of the baby will be
even stronger after it is born. The baby’s potential would be extremely
frightening.” The First Elder glanced at Xiao Yan as she spoke.
“According to the Secret Technique within the clan, the nourishment of
a Medusa baby is divided into the top, middle, and low grades. The baby
that is groomed from using these three grades will also have different
potential. If a low grade secret technique is used to nourish the baby,
it would stop at the Dou Huang class unless it is meet with a lucky
opportunity. If a middle grade secret technique is used as nourishment,
the potential of the baby is sufficient to allow it to reach the Dou Zong
class. The top grade secret technique will be even stronger…”
Xiao Yan also felt somewhat curious when he heard of the different grades
of nourishments labeled by the Secret Technique. He asked, “In that
case, what grade of Secret Technique was used for Medusa?”
“Middle grade.” The First Elder laughed. “However, there is no
absolute in this. If one has the luck and the talent, one will naturally
be able to advance to a higher level. Of course, the effort that one must
put forth is many times more than a baby who receives a low grade
“She is actually only just at the middle grade?” Xiao Yan spoke in a
stunned manner when he heard this. Medusa’s current strength would
definitely be considered quite strong even when placed in the entire
northwestern region. It was unexpected that she was only of the middle
“The requirements of the Secret Technique nourishment are extremely
harsh. Back then, in order to use the middle grade Secret Technique on
her, our Snake-People Tribe had exhausted most of what we possess in
order to hire a high tier alchemist to spend a long time to complete the
nourishment.” The First Elder helplessly shook her head. She said, “A
low grade Secret Technique only requires some ordinary pills that
possesses quite a bit of energy within them. A middle grade Secret
Technique requires a tier 6 medicinal pill known as the ‘Snake Marrow
Bone Shedding Pill’ as the main medicine. The higher grade Secret
Technique requires a medicinal pill known as the ‘Heaven Soul Blood
Bone Pill’ which is extremely difficult to refine. This pill is a tier
7 medicinal pill. It is best able to completely unleash the potential of
a Medusa baby. The baby’s future could be said to be frightening.
However, it is too difficult to refine this kind of medicinal pill.
Moreover, it also possesses the ability to snatch the heaven’s energy.
Hence, a pill calamity will follow its birth. If one is not carefully, it
is extremely common for the pill to be destroyed and the person to die.
Our Snake-People Race have yet to have had any Medusa bloodline nourished
by the top grade Secret Technique in so many years…” The tone of the
First Elder was somewhat regretful at the end of her speech.
Surprise flashed across Xiao Yan’s face when he heard the words that
First Elder had said. It was unexpected that the Snake-People Tribe would
actually possess such a mysterious Secret Technique. No wonder every
generation of Medusa was all so strong. Medicinal strength had already
entered their small bodies while they were still in their mother’s womb.
Xiao Yan clicked his tongue and praised within his heart. He dryly
laughed, “However, this matter might well be a misunderstanding. Medusa
once merged with the spirit of the ‘Heaven Swallowing Python’. This
weak life force might be that of the ‘Heaven Swallowing Python’.”
“This is not impossible. However, this matter affects our Snake-People
Tribe lineage. Hence, we must begin to use the Secret Technique
nourishment now even if there is only a little possibility. Otherwise, we
will lose the best opportunity if things are delayed for too long.” The
First Elder nodded before speaking in a slow manner.
Xiao Yan smiled with them as his eyes glanced at Medusa without leaving a
trace. At this moment, the latter’s delicate hand was gently holding
her lower abdomen. The expression on her face was quite strange. It was
likely that even she did not expect a slight life force to appear there.
The First Elder’s face revealed an ugly smile as she laughed, “This
matter is also greatly related to chief Xiao Yan. Hence, you should also
Xiao Yan was stunned when he heard this. The corner of his mouth
immediately twitched. These few old fellows had called him over with the
intention of getting him to take responsibility?
“Then… what does First Elder want?”
“If Medusa is indeed pregnant, you… will be the child’s father.
Hence, the things that you are asked to do are things that you are
duty-bound to do.” The First Elder smiled as she replied. She did not
bother about Medusa, whose face had suddenly become flushed red because
of her words.
“This relationship… you want to tell me to take responsibility?”
Xiao Yan rubbed the cold sweat on his forehead. For an instant, he was
actually unsure of what he ought to say. According to what the First
Elder had said, if this matter were the truth, the child in Medusa’s
womb would definitely possess part of his blood. It could indeed be
considered his blood-related child. It was only right and proper for a
father to do something for his child.
“What does First Elder mean?” Xiao Yan finally asked carefully a
“Us old fellows will not intervene in the matter between Medusa and
you. However, you must put in effort for this child. *Cough*… the
Snake-People Tribe have met a great calamity this time around. We have
lost much of what the tribe has stored. Hence, this time around, we can
only obtain the lowest grade out of the three Secret Technique grades.”
The First Elder craftily smiled at Xiao Yan when she said this.
“However, with chief Xiao Yan’s position and ability, I think that
you would not wish for your bloodline to obtain the worst treatment,
Xiao Yan finally came to a sudden understanding when he listened until
this point. This old fellow was actually planning to extort…
“Since chief Xiao Yan has already understood, I shall also not say any
other useless things. It is rumored that you are a tier 6 alchemist?”
The First Elder suddenly smiled and inquired when she saw Xiao Yan’s
expression. Her eyes immediately became somewhat heated when she
mentioned the tier 6 alchemist part.
“Yes.” Xiao Yan glanced at Medusa. He nodded slightly. Clearly, she
was the one who had mentioned this to the First Elder.
“In that case, may I know if we can get chief Xiao Yan to help this
future Medusa bloodline refine a medicinal pill that that the middle
grade Secret Technique requires, the ‘Snake Marrow Bone Shedding
Pill’?” The First Elder laughed. She was looking at Xiao Yan with a
great earnestness while she smiled.
Even though Xiao Yan had already guessed this in his heart, he could not
help but roll his eyes when he heard her request. As expected…
“First Elder, this matter has yet to be confirmed. Is it not a little
inappropriate to make such a big fuss of? Moreover, isn’t it just a
‘Snake Marrow Bone Shedding Pill’? With this Queen’s current
strength, it is not impossible to get a tier 6 alchemist to help refine
it.” Medusa by the side immediately let out a cold snort as she opened
her mouth and replied when she saw Xiao Yan’s expression.
“We are taking precautions. On this matter, it is better to be mistaken
than to miss it. If it is really true and we missed the most opportunate
time, who will take responsibility for the result?” The First Elder
knit her brows, and responded in a stern manner.
The First Elder’s eyes stared intently at Xiao Yan when she spoke until
this point. She slowly said, “May I know what chief Xiao Yan’s
Xiao Yan knit his brows. He mused for a moment before slightly shaking
The expressions of the four great Elders and Medusa involuntarily sank in
a manner that was hard to notice when they saw him shake his head. The
latter tightly bit her lips. The gaze she used to look at Xiao Yan slowly
“The ‘Snake Marrow Bone Shedding Pill’ might be a tier 6 medicinal
pill, but it is still a little too low in level. I think that the
‘Heaven Soul Blood Bone Pill’ might not be bad… what do you all
Xiao Yan rubbed his chin, raised his head, and spoke in a probing manner.