Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-851
Xiao Yan’s words sort of startled Xiao Li and Su Qian, but their faces
did not reveal any surprise. They had already guessed a little of the
reason for Xiao Yan’s trip.
“You are also interested in that thing?” Su Qian mused for a moment.
His finger was gently tapping on the table’s surface as he slowly said.
“This friend of mine needs that thing to save her life…” Xiao Yan
Su Qian and Xiao Li were startled when they heard this. They immediately
glanced at the Little Fairy Doctor by his side. They both frowned and
said, “Can you tell us what is happening?”
Xiao Yan hesitated a little. His eyes swept over to the Little Fairy
Doctor. Only after seeing the latter nod her head did he roughly mention
the Little Fairy Doctor’s situation. He naturally did not hide the
matter of the ‘Woeful Poison Body’ while he spoke.
“Woeful Poison Body?”
Xiao Li was still alright after hearing the name that had come from Xiao
Yan’s mouth. Su Qian, however, had gently inhaled a breath of cold air.
His eyes were shocked as he looked at the Little Fairy Doctor, who was
biting her lower red lip with the back of her teeth. He had heard about
this kind extremely rare and special condition. Naturally, he knew just
how terrifying this thing was. The ‘Woeful Poison Body’ had appeared
on the Dou Qi continent in the past. However, all of the people who
possessed it brought forth quite a big disaster without exception.
Thousands of kilometers of death without any humans or beasts surviving
was like a nightmare that was spread through the records of many books.
“No wonder she was able to become an elite Dou Zong at such an age. It
was because of the ‘Woeful Poison Body’…” The shock in Su
Qian’s eyes slowly withdrew sometime later as he softly muttered to
himself. From the very beginning, he had felt perplexed by the Little
Fairy Doctor’s age. After all, it was the first time that he had met
such a young Dou Zong. If she had simply relied on her own talent, it
would have been a little too frightening. Even Xiao Yan was far inferior.
“The ‘Woeful Poison Body’ grows increasingly closer to the time of
its eruption following an increase in her strength. Currently, the Little
Fairy Doctor has less than two years time. If we do not think of a way to
control it, her poison body will erupt, replaying the events of another
disastrous tragedy.” Xiao Yan slowly explained.
“That Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva is able to help her?”
Xiao Li frowned and asked.
“Yes. As long as I obtain the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, I
will be able to help her completely control the ‘Woeful Poison
Body’.” Xiao Yan nodded heavily as he replied.
Hearing this, Su Qian used a somewhat strange expression to look at Xiao
Yan. He said, “The ‘Woeful Poison Body’ has appeared on Dou Qi
continent before. However, all of them ended up erupting and dying. Not a
single person has successfully controlled the ‘Woeful Poison Body’.
After all, the stronger one was, the greater the density of the poison
within one’s body. The eruption will be more terrifying…”
“First Elder, please rest reassured. As long as I have gathered the
ingredients, I have the confidence to do it.” Xiao Yan smiled and
continued, “However, the greatest problem currently is how to obtain
the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. There are quite a number of
people in this Black Emperor City who are after it.”
“What quite a number? As long as it is a person with some strength, he
will be targeting it.” Su Qian shook his head. He frowned before
continuing, “However, it will not be an easy task to obtain the
Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva from the hands of Old Ying Shan.
That old fellow is an expert in the ‘Black-Corner Region’ from the
older generation. His strength is likely a little stronger than even
mine. Moreover, that fellow is extremely vicious. Back when he shook the
‘Black-Corner Region’, there were an unknown number of factions who
died by his hand. It is not going overboard to say that he is filled with
“Does First Elder know the exact strength of that Old Ying Shan? Does
he have any factions behind him?” Xiao Yan voiced his thoughts.
“This old fellow is eccentric, and doesn’t like to be constrained.
Hence, he will likely be alone. However, his current strength should have
reached the level of a four star Dou Zong.” Su Qian slowly responded.
“Is he alone?” Xiao Yan sighed in relief. Regardless of the
situation, dealing with a single person was much more relaxing than
dealing with an entire faction.
“If the old me were to join hands with the Little Fairy Doctor, we
should be able to defeat Old Ying Shan. However, things are not so
simple. Even if we snatch the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva from
his hands first, how will we face those many people with malicious intent
following him?” Su Qian spoke with a deep voice. “This is especially
the case for that Demon Flame Valley. They have dispatched quite a number
of experts this time around. That Fang Yan is an expert with half a foot
into the Dou Zong class, and he is extremely strong. Adding those Dou
Huang Elders who cooperate well, they should be enough to momentarily
delay a Dou Zong. Perhaps you have also sensed it, but there is also a
mysterious gray-robed person of unknown origin in the Demon Flame
Valley’s group. That person is definitely an elite Dou Zong!”
Xiao Yan’s eyes also sank when he heard Su Qian mention that mysterious
gray-robed person. The person whom he was most afraid of was this
mysterious gray-robed person…
“Is this person the valley chief of the Demon Flame Valley?” Xiao Yan
frowned and asked.
“No. The valley chief of the Demon Flame Valley is currently in a
retreat. Moreover, that old fellow’s aura is completely different from
this gray-robed person. Therefore, they cannot be the same person.” Su
Qian shook his head and rejected Xiao Yan’s guess.
“Where did the Demon Flame Valley find such an expert to help them? An
elite Dou Zong. Regardless of how low a profile he keeps, rumors would
definitely spread in the ‘Black-Corner Region’.” Xiao Yan spoke in
a soft doubtful manner.
Su Qian and Xiao Li shook their heads. The latter frowned and said,
“This gray-robed person never revealed himself when we fought with the
Demon Flame Valley in the past. It is likely that he only started
cooperating with the Demon Flame Valley recently.”
Xiao Yan vaguely nodded. He immediately clenched his fist and softly
said, “No matter where this fellow came from, we must obtain the
Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva this time around. Otherwise, once
that Old Ying Shan brings that thing into the deep mountains and ancient
forests, we will lose his trace. At that time, where would we go and find
another Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva?”
“If you really want to target the Bodhisattva Body Transformation
Saliva, the old me suggests that you don’t be the first to act.
Currently, this Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva is a scalding
item. Anyone who obtains it will invite a countless number of greedy
eyes.” Su Qian slowly said. “The sparrow is behind the mantis hunting
the cicada. Behind the sparrow is a hunter. In this kind of chaotic
snatching, the person who strikes the earliest will be at the greatest
“First Elder is trying to say wait to be the last person to strike?”
Xiao Yan hesitated and asked.
“Even if we aren’t the last, we cannot be the first. Observe the
situation and act when the opportunity comes.” Su Qian’s eyes
narrowed as he faintly laughed.
Xiao Yan was silent for a moment when he heard this. He nodded and said,
“In that case, we will do as First Elder has said.”
“Relax, there are spies from ‘Xiao Gate’ where Old Ying Shan
resides. Should any changes occur in the city, we will obtain news almost
immediately.” Xiao Li laughed, “All of you should rest here during
these two days. There will be someone who will inform you should there be
an update to the situation.”
Xiao Yan nodded his head. They were naturally able to save quite a lot of
trouble with the help of the people from ‘Xiao Gate.’
The atmosphere in the hall became somewhat more relaxing after they had
finished discussing the most important matter. Xiao Li asked a female
servant to serve tea, and suddenly changed the topic of conversation,
“That’s right, what has happened in the Jia Ma Empire? The last
message I received was a letter from big brother requesting help. It said
that three large empires and three large sects had joined hands to attack
the Yan Alliance? Back then, I was unable to divert any manpower due to
us just having a big fight with the Demon Flame Valley. When the
situation for us had become a little better, the empire had dispatched
news that everything was fine.”
Xiao Yan’s face was somewhat stiff when he heard Xiao Li’s sudden
question. The delicate hands of the Little Fairy Doctor by the side also
vaguely trembled while she held her teacup. She sipped some tea, lowered
her eyes, and revealed an unnatural expression.
“Ke ke, everything’s fine…” Xiao Yan placed his teacup down and
viciously stared at Zi Yan who was curling her small mouth. After which,
he laughed and randomly emitted a response. He hurriedly said, “Second
brother, you should help us arrange a place to stay. We have not rested
properly during these few days.”
“In that case, all of you should go and have a good night’s rest. I
will send someone to inform you if we receive any news tomorrow.”
Xiao Li relaxed after hearing that everything was fine. He smiled and
nodded before waving over a female servant to lead Xiao Yan’s group to
the rooms in the backyard.
Xiao Yan glanced at the expression of the Little Fairy Doctor beside him
as he walked down the quiet corridor of the compound. He softly said,
“Relax, it’s fine. You cannot be blamed for this matter.”
The Little Fairy Doctor faintly nodded. She immediately let out a bitter
laugh. If she had known earlier that Xiao Yan was the chief of the Yan
Alliance, there would not have been that one year long war. Now that the
matter had already occurred, she could only be glad that she did not
cause any of Xiao Yan’s relatives to die in that war. Otherwise, she
really would not have the face to stand beside Xiao Yan, nor watch him
help her spend the time and effort to control her poison body.
“Alright, you should go and rest first. We can talk tomorrow.” Xiao
Yan smiled. He gave the Little Fairy Doctor a suggestion when he saw that
the female servant had stopped outside of a room.
“Yes, you should also rest early.” The Little Fairy Doctor nodded her
head after seeing that it was already quite late. She spoke gentle to
Xiao Yan before shifting her feet to softly walk into the room.
Xiao Yan sent the Little Fairy Doctor into the room with his eyes before
sighing. He immediately passed through a corridor and quickly walked into
his own room.
The night sky was like a black curtain that covered the Black Emperor
City. The faint, cool light of the moon passed through a layer of cloud
and scattered down. Finally, it landed in a room where a black-robed,
young man was training with his eyes shut.
Substance-like energy lingered around Xiao Yan’s nose before being
absorbed into his body. After some refinement, it turned into threads of
pure Dou Qi that entered his body.
Xiao Yan slowly opened his tightly shut eyes. He sensed the soundless joy
that was emitted from his cells after being filled with strength. He
smiled and waved his hand. A large black-colored object immediately
appeared in this somewhat big room.
The black-colored item was quite big. It occupied over half of his room
when it appeared. Gem-like bone wings reflected a faint light as warm
lamplight radiated on it, giving it an exceptionally strange appearance.
This thing was naturally that Magical Beast corpse that Xiao Yan had paid
a great price to obtain from the Black Emperor Sect.