Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-873
There was still quite some distance between the Jia Nan Academy and Peace
Town. Hence, by the time Xiao Yan’s group had arrived, it was already
noon time. Xiao Yan did not stay for too long in the Outer Academy. He
only paused for a moment before hurrying without stopping to the Inner
Academy of the Jia Nan Academy, which sat in the deep mountains behind.
With the speed of Xiao Yan’s group, they passed through the vast deep
mountains, that appeared quite dangerous in their eyes back then, within
just half an hour. When that extremely familiar mountain stream appeared
within Xiao Yan’s sight, he knew in his heart that he had arrived at
the Inner Academy.
Under Su Qian lead, the group entered the Inner Academy, which was
covered by that distorted space, without any obstruction.
After they passed through the silver main gate, a vast lush-green forest
appeared in front of their eyes. Xiao Yan’s heart felt somewhat moved,
and he felt nostalgic. Back then, he had entered the Inner Academy from
this place. That so called ‘Fire Energy Hunting Competition’ had also
allowed him, this newbie, to gain some reputation within the Inner
“Ke ke, the record that you created back then is something that no new
students can beat. The new students every year still suffer a so-called
blow from the older students. Something like new students snatching Fire
Energy has never happened again.” Su Qian by the side laughed.
Xiao Yan involuntarily smiled slightly when he heard Su Qian mention some
of his deeds. He softly exhaled a breath of air and smiled as he said,
“Let’s go…” His body moved after those words sounded and he
drifted gently toward the forest. Su Qian and the others followed close
After exiting the forest, the Inner Academy that, occupied an extremely
large ground, once again appeared in Xiao Yan’s group’s sight.
Xiao Yan stood on the top of a slope and looked down on the Inner Academy
that was filled with life from a high vantage point. Currently, the size
of the Inner Academy was a little bigger than it was two years ago. Due
to the entry requirement of the Inner Academy being relaxed a little
during these few years, the Inner Academy was currently filled with even
more liveliness. Of course, the intense competitions had also increased.
Those who could enter this Inner Academy were not ordinary people, and
those who possessed the ability were naturally unwilling to have another
step above their heads. A ‘Strong Ranking,’ which was not considered
special, was the target that they were worked hard toward. In order to
enable oneself to advance in ranking, quite a number of students went all
out to train…
The group paused outside of the Inner Academy. However, Xiao Yan did not
immediately follow Su Qian and the rest in. He really wanted to take a
look at ‘Pan’s Gate’ to see just how the first faction that he had
ever established had transformed…
Su Qian did not stop Xiao Yan when he saw the situation. He smiled and
nodded before saying, “You can just find a random person and inquire
about the location of the headquarters of ‘Pan’s Gate.’ After you
have caught up with everyone, you can come to the Inner Academy Elders
Compound to look for me.” Su Qian did not wait for Xiao Yan’s reply
after he spoke. He turned around and led the Little Fairy Doctor, Xiao Li
and everyone else to the deeper parts of the Inner Academy, leaving Xiao
Yan alone where he stood.
Xiao Yan sent the backs of Su Qian and the rest off with his eyes. After
they had disappeared, he finally let out a slow breath. A somewhat
energetic smile gradually surged onto his young face. This kind of smile
had not appeared on Xiao Yan’s face for quite some time. All this time,
he had been pressured to advance by various matters. Sometimes, he
himself would forget that he was merely a young man in his early twenties
and not a white-haired, old man.
However, under the Inner Academy’s atmosphere that was filled with
vitality, Xiao Yan’s mood had become much more relaxed. The current him
looked like a young man who matched his age and not a young-old man.
Xiao Yan’s hand rubbed his other hand as he slowly walked within the
spacious Inner Academy. Along the way, he randomly grabbed a student and
inquired about the location of ‘Pan’s Gate.’ Only after the other
party informed him with a surprised face did he thank the former before
turning around and leaving.
“This little fellow… is he new? He is actually unaware of the
location of ‘Pan’s Gate’’s headquarters?” That student finally
softly muttered as he watched Xiao Yan’s back become distant.
Xiao Yan followed the route that the student had indicated, and finally
appeared outside of ‘Pan’s Gate’s’ headquarters after ten plus
minutes. When he stopped and looked at the villa that occupied an
extremely spacious ground, he involuntarily became somewhat stunned
despite his calmness. Was this Inner Academy a little too generous? They
actually gave a student faction such luxurious headquarters. Compared to
the situation in the past where they could only use their hostel as a
base, it was really the difference between clouds and mud.
Of course, Xiao Yan, who had been away from the Inner Academy for over
two years, naturally did not know the ridiculous amount of strength the
current ‘Pan’s Gate’ possessed within the Inner Academy. Over half
of the most valued top fifty of the ‘Strong Ranking’ wore a
‘Pan’s Gate’ badge on their chest. Even quite a few newly promoted
Elders of the Inner Academy wore the title of ‘Pan’s Gate’ on them.
Due to the current ‘Pan’s Gate’ becoming more strict, resulted in
the increase in the solidarity of its members. Thus, this academy faction
became more controlled and constrained. This was completely different
from the original and somewhat loose academy faction.
Xiao Yan clicked his tongue and let out a praise in his heart before he
walked into this enormous manor. His eyes glanced at the four cold and
stern looking men at the entrance. Looking at the aura of these four
people, they would definitely not be considered weak even if placed
within the entire Inner Academy. Getting a member with such skill to
stand sentry was something that had never happened when Xiao Yan was
still around back then.
Xiao Yan’s body moved as he glanced at the cautious gaze of the four
cold, stern-looking men who were patrolling to and fro. A faint silver
light flickered and he charged into the interior of ‘Pan’s Gate’ in
a ghost-like manner without anyone realizing. After which, he smiled and
patted his hands together before walking toward the deeper part of
Xiao Yan once again felt the spaciousness of this manor as he walked
around. He randomly found a path and walked along it. A moment later, his
sight became more spacious as a tidy ground appeared in front of him.
Waves of suppressed cheers were also being transmitted from this location.
When he heard the cheer, Xiao Yan raised his head and looked at the large
crowd of black masses. He involuntarily smiled and steadily walked over.
He had sensed a somewhat familiar aura from that spot.
Upon coming closer to the crowd, Xiao Yan discovered that there was a
tall platform in the middle of the congregation. A pale-blue-clothed lady
was seated cross-legged on this platform. The lady’s appearance was
extremely beautiful. Her lovely well-proportioned body, under her
clothes, revealed an alluring curve that caused one to be attracted.
However, a thread of cold indifference kept others far away and the
diffusion of this lady’s demeanor caused some people to feel somewhat
regretful. At a glance, one could tell that she was quite a cold woman.
These kinds of women were the type that men had an extremely great
difficulty subduing. Therefore, a person who did not have much ability
could only adopt an attitude of watching her from afar without attempting
to fondle her.
Of course, the thing that interest Xiao Yan the most was not this
woman’s appearance. Instead, he was interested in the medicinal
cauldron that was placed in front of her. At this moment, the flame
within the medicinal cauldron was churning rapidly and a faint medicinal
fragrance was being emitted. Clearly, this woman was an alchemist!
Xiao Yan’s gaze revealed some surprise as it swept over the interior of
the medicinal cauldron. He gently sniffed with his nose and the surprise
in his eyes grew even denser. He softly muttered, “It is actually a
tier 4 medicinal pill, Sky Qi Pill. It is unexpected that this young
woman already possesses the ability to refine this kind of medicinal pill
at such a young age. Her pill refining talent is not inferior to Gu
He’s disciple, Liu Ling.”
At this moment, the blue-clothed woman’s attention was clearly placed
on the medicinal cauldron. Some crystal clear perspiration would
occasionally form on her smooth forehead. Eventually, a droplet would
follow her somewhat skinny oval face and drip down.
Although her face was perspiring, the blue-clothed lady clearly possessed
some remaining strength. Her Spiritual Strength controlled the flame and
carefully conceived the medicinal pill. Waves of rich medicinal fragrance
were repeatedly being transmitted, causing the surrounding observers to
repeatedly swallow their saliva. Some soft conversation were also being
“Senior Xin Lan’s medicinal refining skill has really become superb.
Being able to refine a tier 4 medicinal pill at such an age, her
achievements in the future will definitely be extraordinary.”
“Hee hee, that’s right. Whoever marries her in the future will never
need to worry about not having medicinal pills to eat…”
“Chi, you are daydreaming again. Senior Xin Lan has set her sights very
high. There is basically no man in this Inner Academy who can catch her
sharp eyes. Moreover, she personally said that the only condition that
needed to be met in order to go out with her was to surpass her in
medicinal refining skills. In this Inner Academy, other than some of the
Elders of instructors in the Alchemy Department, who else could surpass
“Hei, who says there isn’t anyone? Back then, our chief refined a
tier 5 medicinal pill when he competed with medicinal refinement against
someone else in the Inner Academy!”
“*Cough*… move away from me. The chief has already left the Inner
Academy for two years. How can that be counted…”
Xiao Yan felt somewhat funny as he heard the surrounding conversations.
It seemed that he had really become a legendary figure.
While Xiao Yan was quietly feeling that things were comical, the
blue-clothed lady on the platform had suddenly let out a lovely cry. She
beckoned with her hand and a round medicinal pill with rich medicinal
fragrance flew out of the medicinal cauldron. It finally landed on her
smooth jade-like hand
Those under the platform immediately let out waves of cheers after seeing
the lady’s successful refinement. Numerous bootlicking voices were
delivered to the blue-clothed lady without their owners’ faces turning
red. However, this did not appear to have any effect on her. Her pretty
face remained cold and impassive. Her long pretty eyes swept once around
and those who were shouting and cheering immediately shut their mouths in
“It’s a pity…” Xiao Yan’s gaze swept over the medicinal pill in
the lady’s hand, shook his head slightly, and spoke aloud.
Xiao Yan suddenly felt his surroundings becoming a little quiet the
moment his voice sounded. He involuntarily raised his head in surprise,
only to see a pair of cold and bright eyes looking indifferently at him.
The blue-clothed lady looked down at the somewhat-familiar-looking
black-robed, young man. Her cold voice was slowly transmitted.
“Tell me what is there to pity?”