Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-855
Xiao Yan gently inhaled a breath of air as he studied the green-red
crystal body that was suspended in the air. It was a long while later
before he suppressed the excitement in his heart. His hand slightly
curled and a gentle suction force erupted from it.
The Monster Core that faintly emitted a frightening energy fluctuation
did not resist this gentle force. Instead, it smoothly rushed down from
above before remaining suspended at a spot that was two inches from Xiao
The slightly flickering green-red fire illuminated Xiao Yan’s face,
reflecting an unusually evil luster.
Zi Yan suddenly pulled at Xiao Yan’s sleeve just as he became
absent-minded because of this Monster Core, abruptly waking him up from
his absent-minded state.
Xiao Yan, who had recovered, instantly shifted his eyes away from this
green-red Monster Core. He immediately exhaled a deep breath. Shock
flashed across his eyes. This damn thing was filled with a kind of
bewitchment both inside and out. He did not know just what kind of
frightening unique beast it was before it died.
With a flick of Xiao Yan’s hand, an emerald-colored jade box appeared
in his hand. He felt extremely afraid of this Monster Core. Hence, Xiao
Yan did not dare to carelessly touch it in a random manner. He used a
gentle force to wrap around the Monster Core to carefully pull it into
the jade box.
The jade box was gently closed, isolating the Monster Core that emitted
an unusual bewitchment. Only then did Xiao Yan relax his heart. His hand
moved and the jade box was carefully placed into his Storage Ring.
“This damn thing…”
Xiao Yan finished putting the jade box into his Storage Ring. He wiped
off the cold perspiration on his forehead. He suddenly discovered that
his back was drenched from perspiration. He involuntarily cursed while
feeling some lingering fear. Just this corpse, that had been dead for an
unknown number of years, had turned him into such a miserable and uneasy
state. Such a supernatural thing was a first encounter for Xiao Yan in
On top of feeling a lingering fear, Xiao Yan involuntarily felt a little
lucky and joyful. Regardless of how great a danger he had experienced
tonight, this reward was at the very least able to make up for all the
“It is but just a corpse, yet it has actually frightened you to such an
extent. How shameful…” Zi Yan by his side covered her mouth and
laughed when she saw Xiao Yan’s expression.
Xiao Yan snappily glanced at this little girl. However, when he recalled
that the large corpse of this Magical Beast would have just been trash
without her help tonight, he did not argue with her. His hand used a
great force to rub Zi Yan’s head as he said, “Alright, the matter is
already over. You should also go back and rest. Remember, do not mention
what happened tonight to anyone else.”
Although Xiao Yan was uncertain about the origin of this damn Magical
Beast, it was clear from the many near misses tonight that it was not an
ordinary being. It was likely that this matter would attract quite a lot
of trouble should it be spread around.
Zi Yan clearly understood this point; therefore, she did not argue with
Xiao Yan. In any case, the ten extremely sharp and hard bone spikes had
already satisfied her. She immediately nodded and turned around. Her
purple ponytail swung past Xiao Yan as she swaggered out of the door.
Xiao Yan sighed in relief after sending off this little grandaunt. He
waved his sleeves and a gentle wind tightly shut the door. After which,
he stretched his lazy waist. After all the activity late in the night, he
felt quite exhausted. His body immediately moved and flashed onto the
bed. The fire light in the room slowly dimmed with a flick of his finger.
TL: The term grandaunt is used to describe a female who is very difficult
A night of danger passed in this peaceful manner. Although the process
was risky, Xiao Yan was able to obtain an extremely rich reward.
The tightly shut door was slowly pulled open the morning of the next day.
Xiao Yan slowly walked out. His narrowed eyes glanced at the sun in the
sky that was emitting warm sunlight, causing him to involuntarily smiled.
He walked to the spacious yard, and the Dou Qi within his body moved with
just a thought, circulating through his limbs and bones.
A low cry was suddenly emitted from Xiao Yan’s mouth as he sensed the
feeling of the interior of his body being filled with strength. His body
moved and a fist technique that stirred violent wind was displayed in an
extremely natural manner without the slightest pause in between. Although
this fist technique could not be considered a profound Dou Skill, it
still possessed a lot of momentum under the support of Xiao Yan’s
powerful Dou Qi. When the wind from his fist flew by, the withered leaves
on the ground shook until they scattered in all directions.
His fist technique flowed as smoothly as flowing water. A moment later,
Xiao Yan withdrew his fist and stood tall. He did not know if it was
because he had absorbed a little of the wild and violent energy from the
green-red blood yesterday, but he had the feeling that the force he threw
out with his fist was strengthened compared to the past.
A clapping sound suddenly sounded after Xiao Yan had withdrew his fist.
Immediately, a laugh followed, “What powerful Dou Qi. Despite being
this far away, the Dou Qi in my body was shaken by it until it became
agitated. An expert Dou Huang really lives up to his reputation.”
Xiao Yan’s gaze searched for the source of the clapping sound. He
looked over after finding it only to see that Xiao Li was unknowingly
standing by the entrance to the yard with a smile he was looking at Xiao
Yan while he clapped.
“Second brother.” Xiao Yan smiled and called Xiao Li.
“Feeling how powerful your Dou Qi is, I think that your strength is not
merely at the initial stage of the Dou Haung class, right?” Xiao Li
smiled as he walked closer and asked with some uncertainty. He had also
met some experts at the initial stage of the Dou Huang class. However,
the other party’s Dou Qi would not cause the Dou Qi to be stimulated in
“I should be considered a four star Dou Huang.” Xiao Yan carelessly
smiled as he replied. He did not have anything to hide in the face of
Xiao Li. Of course, he might be a four star Dou Haung on the surface, but
his true combat strength was comparable to someone at the peak of the Dou
Huang class. If he were to display some of his trump cards, he would even
have the ability to fight an elite Dou Zong. The only disadvantage was
that each time he met an elite Dou Zong, he would need to stake this life
Even though Xiao Li was prepared, his face still involuntarily displayed
a dumbfounded look when he heard Xiao Yan’s reply. He bitterly smiled,
shook his head and sighed, “Your training speed can really embarrass
others to death.”
“Second brother is currently at the peak of the Dou Wang class, no?
Your training speed is also quite quick. As long as you are able to
breakthrough to a Dou Huang in the remaining time, the ‘Life Devouring
Pill’ could be considered to have been overcome.” Xiao Yan’s gaze
swept over Xiao Li. With his current eyesight, he was naturally able to
tell that the latter was already at the peak of the Dou Wang class. There
was only a line’s gap to the Dou Huang class.
“Yes, but it is all thanks to the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’
within the Inner Academy. I frequently head to the bottom level to train
during these two years. There my training speed is much faster when
compared with it outside. Unfortunately, the Heart Flame was
exhausted…” Xiao Li helplessly explained.
Xiao Yan felt a little embarrassed upon hearing this. It seemed that this
time around, he would need to think of an everlasting method. Otherwise,
it was impossible for him to return to the Inner Academy to replenish the
heart flame everyone one to two years. After all, who could anticipate
whether he would require another couple of years in his next retreat. It
was not as though such a thing had happened for the first time.
“It seems that the heart flame does provide quite the great increase to
second brother’s training speed…” Xiao Yan rubbed his lower chin
and suddenly mused.
“It is indeed useful. However, that is only the case at the lowest
level of the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’. If it is a little
higher, there would not be much effect.” Xiao Li nodded as he replied.
“Second brother needs not go and train there in the future…” Xiao
Yan mused for a moment before suddenly grinning. He immediately flicked
his finger in front of Xiao Li’s uncertain gaze. An invisible flame
curled and rose on his finger.
The invisible flame was just like a tiny long snake that lingered over
Xiao Yan’s finger. It immediately shot out from the tip of Xiao Yan’s
finger to being gently pressed against the skin outside Xiao Li’s heart.
A hot temperature was emitted. The clothes on Xiao Li’s chest were
turned to powder. The invisible flame made contact with Xiao Li’s body
and immediately emitted a ‘chi chi’ sound. His body had suddenly
tensed up. A bean-sized droplet of sweat swiftly rolled down his
forehead. However, he did not resist even a little. Instead, he tightly
clenched his fist and forcefully resisted the searing pain. He knew that
Xiao Yan would definitely not perform something that did not benefit him.
The invisible flame remained for an instant before it strangely passed
through Xiao Li’s skin, and entered his body. After the invisible flame
entered his body, a flame picture appeared on the skin where Xiao Li’s
Xiao Li’s body relaxed following the appearance of the fire picture. He
wiped the perspiration off his forehead, and studied the flame picture on
his chest before speaking with a bitter smile, “Third brother, what are
Xiao Yan’s expression was somewhat pale. He smiled at Xiao Li and said,
“This is a flame seed that I have placed in your body using the
‘Fallen Heart Flame’. If you use Dou Qi to activate it while training
in the future, you will be able to obtain an even greater effect than at
the bottom of the ‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’. Moreover,
according to my expectations, this heart flame seed should be maintained
for one to two years. During that time, it is likely that you will break
through to the Dou Huang class. At that time, the flame seed’s effect
of increasing your training speed will greatly weaken. Hence, its
disappearance will not matter.”
Xiao Yan knew that the ‘Life Devouring Pill’ within Xiao Li’s body
had yet to be completely overcome. If he was unable to breakthrough to
the Dou Huang class within the stipulated time, his life would come to an
end. Hence, Xiao Yan did not hesitate to spend great effort to plant a
heart flame seed within Xiao Li’s body. In this way, the latter’s
speed would be able to significantly accelerate.
Xiao Li was also startled when he heard this. Joy immediately surfaced on
his face. Even he felt quite surprised that Xiao Yan could utilize such a
method. However, after recalling that the interior of Xiao Yan’s body
had the ancestor of this heart flame, the ‘Fallen Heart Flame’, his
surprise was greatly reduced.
Little fellow, you are now in possession of more and more tactics…”
Xiao Li patted Xiao Yan’s shoulder as he loudly laughed.
Xiao Yan vaguely smiled. He was just about to speak when a ‘Xiao
Gate’ Elder suddenly entered the yard. He hurriedly reported with a
respectful voice when he saw the two of them, “Two chiefs, First Elder
Su Qian asks both of you to hurry to the front yard. He says that Old
Ying Shan is about to leave the city!”
Xiao Yan’s eyes slightly shrank the moment he heard these words. He
muttered, “Finally… he is willing to leave the city.”