Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-852
Xiao Yan smiled as he quickly looked over the Magical Beast corpse that
had appeared in the room. His body moved and he leaped down from the bed.
After which, he slowly walked to the side of the corpse. His eyes slowly
took in the sight before him.
Due to this Magical Beast corpse having been dead for a long time, the
flesh on its entire body had dried and shrunk together. Therefore, Xiao
Yan was unable to identify just what Magical Beast it was from its outer
appearance. However, Xiao Yan did not have much interest in the body of
this Magical Beast. His only interest were the jade-like bone wings of
this Magical Beast since they could help him refine a pair of high
quality Sky Bird Nine Flying Wings.
Xiao Yan shifted his feet, and stopped when he was next to the jade-like
bone wings, which were twenty to thirty feet wide. His hand gently rubbed
the bone wings. An frigid feeling could be felt from his hand. However,
this icy-cool feeling contained a faint warmth. It was difficult to
imagine that this dried corpse, that had been dead for an unknown number
of years, would still be able to emit heat.
These jade-like bone wings were somewhat transparent. Hence, Xiao Yan was
able to see an unusual energy with his naked eye. It seemed to be flowing
a within the bone wings.
Xiao Yan’s finger gently knocked on the jade-like bone wings. The
toughness that was transmitted to his hand caused Xiao Yan to nod his
head in satisfaction. His eyes immediately narrowed as his Spiritual
Strength followed his finger and quietly entered those wings.
Xiao Yan’s spiritual strength carefully traveled through his bones.
However, before he could let it loose, the bone wings suddenly emitted a
bright jade-like glow. Xiao Yan’s spirit immediately appeared to have
entered a tornado. A wild and violent suctioning strength brutally tore
his spiritual strength into nothing.
Xiao Yan’s narrowed eyes were suddenly opened. His hand withdrew as
though it had been shocked by electricity. His eyes revealed a thread of
lingering fear as they study the jade-like bone wings. Some shock surged
into his heart. He did not expect the bone wings to hide such a wild and
violent wind affinity energy. Moreover, the thing that caused Xiao Yan to
be most surprised was that the wind energy still emitted a miniscule
feeling of heat. These two kinds different affinities were perfectly
preserved in these wings. Such a situation was really mysterious.
“It is indeed worthy of being an ultimate fierce beast about to
breakthrough to the eighth rank. Despite having been dead for many years,
its wings are still able to preserve such a wild and violent energy. If
these are used to refine the Sky Bird Nine Flying Wings, the product
might be greater than originally expected.” Xiao Yan licked his lips.
Some fiery heat gradually surfaced in his dark-black eyes. This time
around, he might really have gained a treasure. It was worthwhile to
spend a couple of medicinal pills even if the interior of this Magical
Beast corpse was only a pile of rotten flesh. Just these bone wings would
be able to match the value of those medicinal pills.
Xiao Yan gently rubbed his hands. His eyes once again glanced at this
large Magical Beast corpse. His hand shook and a sharp longsword
appeared. A layer of a jade-green fire quietly seeped out. It lingered
around the blade. The hot temperature caused this steel longsword to emit
a tiny bit of white smoke.
Xiao Yan positioned the longsword before he violently pierced it into the
spot where the jade-like bone wings connected to the corpse. The expected
resistance did not appear. The skin on the surface of the dried Magical
Beast was like beancurd as the longsword penetrated it.
Xiao Yan sighed in disappointment when he felt this. It seemed that the
skin of this Magical Beast lost its toughness from the rot over the
years. His intentions of using it to create a hide armor could only be
Xiao Yan tightly gripped the sword hilt in his hand as he swung the
longsword to slowly cut off the skin at the bottom of the bone wings.
Once the skin on the surface was cut off, an unusually white flesh was
revealed under it. However, not the slightest amount of blood seeped out.
Although Xiao Yan felt somewhat surprised that this Magical Beast meat
was maintained for many years without rotting, he could only shake his
head in disappointment after studying it in detail. There was not the
slightest amount of energy mixed in this flesh. It was likely that the
only reason it was able to survive for so long was because it was covered
Xiao Yan’s blade carefully created two large holes in this dried
Magical Beast’s corpse. After which, he took out the jade-like bone
wings, and carefully placed them on the ground.
The jade-like bone wings, that had left the body of the Magical Beast,
did not show any signs of dimming. This caused Xiao Yan to sigh in
relief. He was somewhat worried that this thing would transform into a
pile of useless things the moment they left the body. Looking at them
now, his worry was unnecessary.
Xiao Yan extended his head into one of the two large holes after removing
the bone wings. A sour stench that caused one to feel giddy vented from
it, choking him until he hurriedly stopped breathing.
Xiao Yan shrank back. He hesitated for a moment before clenching his
teeth and saying, “I don’t believe that such a large body does not
hold anything.” The sword blade was swung after his voice sounded. It
cut with a couple of light arcs, and swiftly left behind over a dozen
deep sword scars.
Thin wire-like sword scars slowly curled before swiftly expanding. A
couple of blinks later, they split apart like a slit. The Magical Beast
corpse appeared to have been split into multiple pieces as it collapsed.
Dense, white flesh was revealed. This large fellow was disemboweled by
A thick, sour stench seeped out after this dried Magical Beast corpse was
opened by Xiao Yan. Finally, it curled up and emitted a ‘chi chi’
sound when it met the ceiling. The ceiling was immediately corroded in
front of Xiao Yan’s stunned eyes. An enormous hole was formed. If one
stood beneath it, one would be able to see the crescent moon hanging in
the night sky.
Xiao Yan clicked his tongue, and marveled the sight after the sour stench
completely scattered. He carefully stood beside that Magical Beast corpse
that was cut open. His gaze swept over it before disappointment appeared
in his eyes. One could see that the interior of this Magical Beast corpse
was only filled with dense, white flesh. Not even a small piece of bone
remained, much less any internal organs.
“Don’t tell me that they were corroded by that acidic gas? But why is
it that this flesh has not corroded?” Xiao Yan knit his brows and
doubtfully muttered. However, he still had no answer a moment later.
“Dammit, even if the acidic gas is able to corrode its bones and
organs, what about the Monster Core? That is the spot where a Magical
Beast’s energy agglomerates. It’s impossible that it was also
corroded by the acidic gas, right?” Xiao Yan frowned. His hand
continued to grip the longsword as he randomly cut the dense, white flesh
over ten times. This was especially the case at the Magical Beast’s
head. However, only a shockingly white color remained where the flesh
parted. The head was completely empty without the slightest trace of
blood or organs, much less a Monster Core.
“Does this large fellow only have these bone wings?” Xiao Yan once
again cut some pieces of meat. However, it was futile. He could only
helplessly abandon the longsword and softly curse.
“Ugh, forget it. With these bone wings, I can be considered to have
recouped what I spent. If it doesn’t have anything else, then so be
it.” Xiao Yan was depressed for a moment before he shook his head. Just
as he was planning to store the corpse of this Magical Beast he had
dissected, a tender, clear voice suddenly sounded in the room.
“You are actually committing such a disgusting act at night.”
Xiao Yan was startled when he heard this familiar voice. He immediately
raised his head and saw that Zi Yan was shaking her two small snow-white
legs on the roof where the acidic gas had corroded it away. She was
curling her mouth and staring at him.
“Why aren’t you asleep so late at night? What are you doing running
to the roof of my room?” Xiao Yan sat down in a chair and laughed as he
rolled his eyes at Zi Yan.
“Originally, I intended to sleep but ended up sniffing a scent that
caused me to feel extremely uncomfortable. After which, I woke up and
searched for the source of the scent.” Zi Yan gently leaped into the
room. She used her leg to kick at the mysterious Magical Beast corpse
that had been disemboweled. She said, “So it originated from this
Xiao Yan lazily leaned against the backrest of this chair. He laughed,
“If you are interested, you can just take it away. I don’t know if
the meat that has been inside it for an unknown number of years can still
Zi Yan, whose back was facing Xiao Yan, ignored his teasing. A pair of
gem-like eyes slowly swept over the Magical Beast as a faint purple light
slowly hovered over her.
As the purple light hovered, Zi Yan suddenly picked up the longsword on
the ground before cutting ten white nails off the claws of the Magical
Beast in front of Xiao Yan’s stunned gaze. She carefully placed them on
“What are you doing? You won’t really want these things, will you?”
Xiao Yan helplessly complained after feeling stunned at what she did. He
casually pulled over a half-a-finger-long nail and gently pressed it. The
latter caved like soft mud. It had already lost all of its hardness.
Zi Yan was somewhat excited in the face of Xiao Yan’s lack of interest.
She urged, “You should help by taking out your ‘Heavenly Flame’ to
burn these things.”
Xiao Yan was immediately startled when he heard this. He was just about
to inquire a little more when he saw Zi Yan’s extremely anxious manner.
Without saying anything unnecessary, he flicked his finger and a wisp of
a jade-green flame surfaced on his finger. After which, it wrapped around
the pale-white nail of the claw.
A scene that caused Xiao Yan to be shocked slowly appeared as the
‘Heavenly Flame’ danced. One could see the soft pale-white mud-like
nail did not instantly turn into ashes under the grilling of the
‘Glazed Lotus Heart Flame’. Instead, it gradually shrank at an
extremely slow pace. Following the shrinking of its size, the pale-white
color gradually disappeared. A green-red color replaced it. The sharp
edges of the nail revealed a cold glint amid the ‘Heavenly Flame’
that caused even Xiao Yan to feel a chill.
The burning continued for around ten minutes or so before the pale-white
nail transformed into a sharp knuckle-sized green-red thorn. The green
and red mixed together appeared like the merger of wind and flame as it
emitted a whizzing heat. Even Xiao Yan was stunned when he saw this
mysterious scene. Who would have thought that this thing… would have
turned into this after being cooked by the ‘Heavenly Flame’.
Could this be the essence that was hidden under the body? In other
words… was this mysterious Magical Beast corpse was not as useless as
he had imagined?