Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-896
In an extremely bright study, a thread of moonlight shot onto the table
through the bright and clean window. A table manufactured from cork tree
emitted a faint wooden fragrance. On it was a flower vase made of glass
where two to three stalks of flowers rested. The flowers still carried
the morning dew. Two to three inkstones were placed around the table.
Such treasured calligraphy was always well-liked by important people.
“You wish to enter the bottom of the Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower?”
Su Qian’s hand movement immediately paused when he heard Xiao Yan’s
request. He raised his head and revealed a stunned face.
Su Qian also had some brief contact with the world at the bottom of the
tower. That place was basically void of life. A place where hot magma
randomly flowed, emitting various sulfur smells. Even the energy there
was filled with wild violence. An ordinary person could not escape from
such an environment fast enough. Who would have expected Xiao Yan to take
the initiative to request to enter it? It was unavoidable that Su Qian
would lose himself in such a manner.
Xiao Yan smiled in an embarrassed manner when he saw Su Qian’s
appearance. He rubbed his head and said, “I have stYesd for a period of
time at that place and know a little about the situation there. Although
that place is unusually wild and violent, the fire affinity energy it
contains is extremely pure. It does not lose to some energy-filled caves
in the world. Moreover, the wildness and violence within the energy does
not pose any threat to me. That place is the birthplace of the Fallen
Heart Flame. Currently, the Fallen Heart Flame has been completely
refined by me, hence I should not face any problems.
Su Qian frowned slightly upon hearing this. He placed the calligraphy
brush in his hand down, mused for a moment before lifting his head, and
looked at Xiao Yan’s expression. He could only nod his head and say,
“Alright, since you insist on this request, I shall do as you say.
However, I have to warn you beforehand that the magma world is not as
calm as you have imagined. If anything not quite right occurs, you should
hurry back. I will arrange for some Elders of the Inner Academy to guard
the entrance at all times.”
“Thank you very much First Elder.” Xiao Yan immediately rejoiced,
smiled, and responded when he saw Su Qian nodding his head in agreement.
“Ugh, you little fellow. You are always unable to abide by the
rules…” Su Qian shook his head and sighed. He stood up from his chair
and headed out of the study. Xiao Yan followed close behind.
After exiting the study, Xiao Yan and Su Qian slowly walked out of the
Elder’s area. They walked for some time in the Inner Academy before
entering the Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower, which had a large section
protruding from the ground.
Xiao Yan involuntarily felt a kind of sobbing feeling as he once again
entered this Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower after a couple of years. Back
then, when he had stepped in this place for the first time, he had been
merely a little novice who had just entered the Inner Academy. Now,
however, he could be barely considered to have entered the expert level.
At the very least, the number of people in the ‘Black-Corner Region’
who could compare with him in fighting strength could be counted on
Currently, the Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower had lost the human traffic
that came and went due to the Heart Flame being exhausted. Only a few
human figures existed in the enormous space. At this moment, most of
those who were still training in this place liked its serene silence. Of
course, there was one other factor. Regardless of how one put it, the
fire affinity energy of the Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower was much denser
than that in the outside world. After all, the enormous magma world under
it was always emitting powerful fire energy. Although this energy was
isolated by the thousands of feet of thick ground, some of it still
managed to reach here. Hence, the current Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower
was considered a decent training area for quite a number of students who
practiced fire affinity Qi Methods.
Xiao Yan and Su Qian did not stay in the first level for long. After
roughly taking a look at it, the two of them headed to the bottom of the
tower. They also met quite a number of students training in this place
along the way. When these people saw Xiao Yan and Su Qian, all of them
hurriedly greeted the two of them. Currently, the position of Xiao Yan in
the hearts of these students was very high. His battle with the Old
Ground Demon Ghost back then had completely subdued everyone.
Without anyone stopping them, Xiao Yan and Su Qian appeared at the lowest
level of the Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower after around ten plus minutes.
Due to the eruption of the Fallen Heart Flame back then, the door of the
lowest level had remained firmly locked. After the Fallen Heart Flame was
subdued by Xiao Yan, this bottom level’s defenses were no longer as
tight as they had been in the past, but the door still never opened,
remaining sealed until today.
“Although the absence of the Fallen Heart Flame has brought about
inconveniences, it, at the very least, has allowed one to feel much more
at ease. In the past, there had always been the need to worry that it
would suddenly erupt one day, causing one to feel distraught.” Su Qian
opened the large metal lock on the metal door as he turned his head to
Xiao Yan and continued with a smile, “Therefore you being able to
subdue that thing can also be considered as saving us from trouble.”
Xiao Yan nodded silently when he heard this. He understood that Su
Qian’s words were an attempt to not be bothered about the matter of him
subduing the Fallen Heart Flame of the Inner Academy. Xiao Yan’s heart
was immediately slightly moved. He smiled and said, “First Elder,
relax. I will do my best to help the Blazing Sky Refining Tower create a
‘Heart Flame’ that will never be extinguished.”
“He he he he, it is fine if you do your best. It is fine if you do your
best.” Su Qian laughed. He did not pay too much attention to his words.
The Inner Academy had already lost the Fallen Heart Flame and the
‘Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower’ that was known as a training
accelerator had lost its effect. In reality, this had caused the Inner
Academy to suffer. However, he was similarly aware of the importance of
‘Heavenly Flames’ to Xiao Yan. Naturally, he would not speak any
words demanding the flame.
Although Su Qian did not speak his thoughts, Xiao Yan did not completely
fail to sense them. Honestly speaking, he felt some guilt toward the
Inner Academy and Su Qian. After all, he did indeed come to the Jia Nan
Academy back then because of the Fallen Heart Flame… Now that he had
achieved his aim, he had ended up bringing about a great loss to the
Inner Academy. Hence, Xiao Yan’s heart had been thinking of how to help
the Inner Academy solve this problem. Although the so-called ‘Flame
Gathering Pot’ did indeed have a large effect, Xiao Yan, being the
owner of the ‘Fallen Heart Flame,’ he clearly knew that the remanent
Heart Flame was ultimately a separate body and would not be as powerful
as the actual ‘Fallen Heart Flame’…
Xiao Yan slowly pushed opened the heavy metal door. While the door
emitted a creaking sound, hot air immediately swept out like a swarm of
bees, as though it had been sealed for a countless number of years…
Su Qian extended his hand and gently waved it in front of him. He
bitterly laughed, “Just this place alone is already so hot. I really
don’t dare to imagine just how frightening it is within the magma
world. Are you certain you wish to train here?”
Xiao Yan spread his hands and inhaled a deep breath of hot energy. His
face revealed a satisfied expression as he smiled and said, “This kind
of hot energy is what I need most. With the ‘Heavenly Flame’
protecting my body, I need not fear an ordinary flame. First Elder, you
can rest assured…”
“You little monster.”
Su Qian shook his head and muttered when he heard this. After which, he
slowly walked into the extremely spacious final level of the Blazing Sky
Qi Refining Tower.
Xiao Yan followed behind as he slowly entered. This bottom space of the
tower did not have much light. A faint bright-red color filled its
interior. The light originated from the middle of the room where the
light radiated from a deep hole that was around a hundred feet in size.
That bright-red glow was just like a light pillar that extended out,
expelling the darkness in this area.
Xiao Yan’s and Su Qian walked to the deep hole. As they came closer,
the surrounding air became hotter. The fire affinity energy contained
within also became increasingly pure and… violent.
When the footsteps of the two people paused at the deep hole in the
middle, the hot energy that came pouncing over nearly caused Su Qian to
feel a slight searing pain. He did not practice a fire affinity Qi
Method. Hence, this kind of dense singular energy was not enjoyable to
Xiao Yan inhaled a deep breath with all his might as he stood beside the
hole. A wave of hot energy followed his nose and entered his body.
Finally, it flowed within his body and caused him to swiftly become fiery
hot. Xiao Yan did not know if it was an illusion, but the Fallen Heart
Flame within his body had appeared much more lively at this moment.
Xiao Yan extended his head as his gaze swept over the interior of the
deep hole. A bright-redness entered his eyes. A hot aura spat out of the
hole, appearing as lively as a volcano. There was still quite a long
distance from the entrance to the magma, but even with such a gap the hot
aura remained powerful without weakening.
Studying the deep hole, Xiao Yan rolled his throat slightly. A joy that
was difficult to hide was emitted from within his dark-black eyes. This
was definitely a training treasure ground for Xiao Yan. If he were able
to train for a period of time in this place, his strength would
“Since you are confident that you can train here, I shall not stop you.
Xin Lan will leave after a good period of time. Thus, you still have
plenty of time to train. Hence, you need not be anxious, so take your
time. Although one would decline if one does not advance when it came to
training, one should do it according to one’s capabilities. One will
fail to achieve anything if one is too anxious.” Su Qian smiled and
spoke after seeing Xiao Yan’s joyful manner.
“I will help you inform your second brother, the Little Fairy Doctor,
and the rest about the matter regarding you training in this place. I
will also ask them not to worry… I will dispatch a few Elders who
practices fire affinity Qi Methods here later on. If any unexpected
changes were to happen, they will be the first to be aware.”
“Thank you very much, First Elder.” Xiao Yan smiled slightly and
nodded after knowing Su Qian would arrange everything properly.
Su Qian waved his hand and said, “Why are you still so courteous to me?
Now, you can enter and give it a try. I will help stand guard by the side
for a moment. If any accident were to happen, you should send a signal
and I will head down to rescue you.”
Xiao Yan once again nodded. His gaze immediately turned to the deep hole
where one could not see an end. He inhaled a deep breath and clenched his
teeth. Without hesitating, his body moved and leaped in…
An exclamation was suddenly emitted from Xiao Yan’s mouth the instant
he jumped into the deep hole. An instant earlier, he seemed to have
faintly sensed an extremely faint, unknown summoning feeling from far