Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-895
The gentle light landed on Xiao Yan’s repeatedly changing face in the
room. A cluster of grayish-brown flames slowly rose in front of him,
emitting a hot temperature.
This silence continued for a moment before Xiao Yan finally exhaled. He
beckoned with his hand and the grayish-brown-colored ‘Life Transforming
Flame’ landed in his hand. A bitter laugh sounded as he looked at the
flame. Finally, he widened his mouth and once again sucked the flame into
Xiao Yan’s heart ultimately contained the greatest fear for the
so-called Central Plains. This place, that gathered the top experts from
the Dou Qi continent, was the grandest stage on the entire continent. The
strong there were as numerous as the clouds. If one did not have some
ability, one would only become other people’s stepping stone if one
wanted to do well in that place. Although Xiao Yan had currently advanced
to a five star Dou Huang and could enter the level of the experts, he
clearly understood that this strength would be considered nothing in the
Central Plains. If this were the case, he must have some trump cards to
protect his life. This kind of ‘Extermination Fire Lotus,’ formed
from the merger of four kinds of flames, possessed the greatest strength.
It was this thing that would be Xiao Yan’s final trump card in the
Being faced with the choice of immediately raising his strength and
leaving behind a trump card, Xiao Yan ended up choosing the latter. He
had promised Xin Lan to help her clan re-enter the so-called
‘Pill-Tower’ Elder’s seat. Although he was still uncertain what
degree of difficulty this involved, he could vaguely guess that it would
definitely not be relaxing. If this were the case, he would need another
guarantee on his life…
Therefore, Xiao Yan’s felt confident in the ‘Extermination Fire
Lotus,’ that was merged from four kinds of flame. With this thing
protecting him, he would be able to feel some confidence even while
walking the Central Plains, a place where tigers and dragons hid…
Numerous thoughts churned in his heart like floodwater as Xiao Yan
gradually made his decision. He placed the ‘Life Transforming Flame’
in his body as a contingency plan.
The interior of this ‘Life Transforming Flame’ had gathered the
powerful Dou Qi of Fang Yan and the other two Demon Flame Valley’s
Elders. If it was stored with an ordinary method, it would definitely
gradually disappear with the flow of time. However, Xiao Yan was able to
wrap it in a ‘Heavenly Flame’ and store it within his body. Thus, he
would not need to worry about even the slightest leakage of Dou Qi, and
he would able to store it in his body for a long period of time…
Xiao Yan sighed in relief after he carefully stored the ‘Life
Transforming Flame’ in his body. He immediately descended into deep
thought. After the big battle today, he had also gradually sensed that
with his current strength, it was becoming gradually tougher on him to
deal with his increasingly stronger opponents. It seemed that he needed
to train properly before heading to the Central Plains. He needed to try
his best to use the shortest amount of time to raise his strength without
affecting the equilibrium of his foundation. This would really benefit
him when he ended up walking the Central Plains in the future.
These two requirements might seem simple but they were actually quite
harsh. He wanted to obtain both training speed and maintain his
steadiness. These two factors were opposing each other. If one wanted to
achieve both of them, one would have to find an excellent training ground
that was very suitable to train. The conditions that needed to be met
were actually not that difficult if he were to think about it. He only
required a place where a massive amount of pure fire energy was gathered.
Of course, if this place were serene and quiet and could not be disturbed
by outsiders, it would be even more perfect…
These conditions appeared quite simple, but finding the required spot
would be difficult. The surroundings of the Inner Academy were mostly
deep mountains and old forest. It was not difficult to find a quiet spot.
However, the natural energy was quite mottled with many affinity energy
gathered together, and Xiao Yan required only the fire affinity energy.
Other than areas near a volcano, such places were extremely rare. The
Inner Academy’s surrounding also seemed to be void of any volcanic
Xiao Yan frowned and mused for a long time, but was still unable to think
of a suitable place near the Inner Academy. He could only shake his head
and wave his hand. A flame-like scroll appeared on his palm. There were
two paths to raising one’s strength. One was to increase one’s body
strength while the other was to practice a Dou Qi with extraordinary
strength. Since the first condition was difficult to meet, Xiao Yan could
only choose the second approach. Coincidentally, he had yet to find the
time to practice the ‘Six Joint Body Flowing Ruler’ that he had
obtained from the auction.
This so-called ‘Six Joint Body Flowing Ruler’ was of an even higher
class than the ‘Flame Splitting Tsunami.’ It was likely that its
strength would be extremely extraordinary. Otherwise, it would not have
been worth it to purchase it.
The scroll was completely crimson, appearing like a gorgeous, red-colored
crystal. Xiao Yan’s hand slowly pushed open the scroll. His eyes were
slightly shut as Spiritual Strength surged from between his brows before
finally invading the scroll.
Following the contact of Xiao Yan’s spiritual strength on the scroll, a
faint-red light radiated out and fiery-red words appeared in Xiao Yan’s
This was a magma lake. Hot bubbles repeatedly boiled on the surface of
the lake. Each time it parted, a faint, hot fog would rise. Xiao Yan’s
heart clearly understood that the creator had used his Spiritual Strength
to engrave this scroll. It was specifically used to record some high
class Dou Skill. This kind of scroll, that was recorded using Spiritual
Strength, contained some of the owner’s comprehension of the Dou Skill.
The people who practiced it after would be imparted with some experience.
It would also be somewhat easier for them to practice it.
A yellow-colored figure slowly appeared on the surface of the magma lake
following the entrance of Xiao Yan’s spiritual strength. This human
figure stood on the empty air above the magma. His hand carried a
five-foot-long red-colored metal ruler.
This red-colored metal ruler was not as heavy as the Heavy Xuan Ruler,
but there was an additional agility to it. Xiao Yan also knew that the
vague human figure was a little spiritual imprint of the creator.
The vague human figure had just appeared when it began to move. One could
see that its feet violently stomped down and a powerful energy shook the
magma lake until a monstrous fire wave appeared. His body suddenly moved
and the red ruler drew numerous mysterious locuses…
The yellow figure’s dancing ruler’s speed was not quick. However, it
gave Xiao Yan a kind of smooth feeling as natural as the floating clouds
and flowing water. One ruler technique followed another with the
beginning connecting to the end. Numerous red figures surrounded his
body. The dense magma that came churning over was received by the
ruler’s figure as it whistled past. Not a drop of magma penetrated the
ruler’s defense to land on the yellow figure’s body.
Xiao Yan’s spirit was somewhat shocked as he watched the willfulness of
the yellow-colored figure, dancing as he pleased on the magma lake. With
his eyesight, he naturally knew that this yellow figure did not use Dou
Qi to isolate his body. Instead, he had relied completely on the
profoundness of the ruler technique to wrap himself within a layer of
ruler defenses where even air could not penetrate. One did not even need
to talk about whether this ruler technique had a strong offensive
strength or not. Just this defensive technique alone had interested Xiao
“Six Joint Body Flowing Ruler, attacking and defending as one. It can
attack when one advances and defend when one withdraws. It is the top Dou
Skill that this Venerate (Dou Zun) has created. The ruler technique is
separated into three levels: Splitting Fire, Body Flowing Fire, and Six
Joint Fire. One can find a magma lake to train, lifting the magma wave
and penetrating it. If one were to be able to pass through magma field as
one pleases without relying on one’s Dou Qi with not even the slightest
magma liquid touching oneself, then one could be considered to have
gained a foothold in this skill. If one were to be sufficiently hard
working, one would be able to achieve complete mastery over time, able to
attack and defend together. No one of the same class or below would be
able to approach one’s body!”
“Next is some of the essence of training the ‘Six Joint Body Flowing
Ruler.’ Successors should listen properly.”
An old voice slowly resounded over this spiritual space while Xiao Yan
was feeling shocked from the display of the mysterious ruler technique by
the yellow figure. It likely belonged to the creator of this ruler
Xiao Yan hurriedly braced his attention when he heard this old voice.
After which, he absorbed all the explanations of the ‘Six Joint Body
Flowing Ruler’ into his mind…
Xiao Yan gradually recovered when the final word of the old voice
sounded. When his eyes once again looked to the yellow figure that was
displaying the ruler technique tirelessly, some understanding slowly
surged into his eyes. He also had gained an initial understanding of the
ruler technique that had seemed flawless in his eyes earlier.
After quietly watching the yellow figure dance for over a hundred times,
Xiao Yan finally let out a long breath. A smile as though he had been
unladen of a heavy burden appeared on his face. It was indeed worthy of a
Dou Skill which he had spent a high price to purchase. Not only did it
possess a spiritual imprint, but there was actually a remnant Spiritual
Strength to explain the ruler technique. The explanation earlier did not
last for long but it was a great help to Xiao Yan, allowing him to
practice the Six Joint Body Flowing Ruler. Simply put, with that
explanation, Xiao Yan would at least save half the time he needed to read
and study the scroll.
Xiao Yan’s mind moved slightly and his spirit slowly withdrew from the
scroll. After which, he carefully put away the scroll and softly
muttered, “It is best that I successfully master this ‘Six Joint Body
Flowing Ruler’ before I leave. However, where would I go and find a
Xiao Yan knit his brows slightly. His finger slowly tapped on the bed’s
headboard. A moment later, he seemed to have thought of something and his
finger came to a sudden stop. A joy that was difficult to hide surfaced
in his dark-black eyes.
“Under the Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower… isn’t it a magma
When he thought of the underground world in where Xiao Yan had slumbered
for nearly two years, his eyes began to flicker. The fire affinity energy
there was large and pure. It would likely enable his strength to soar
within a short period of time if he were to use it to train!
“I nearly forgot about that place…”
[a]If I recall correctly, it should be 2 years