Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-924
“Sky Demon Puppet?”
Xiao Yan’s eyes solidified as he looked at the three large blood-red
words. His heart immediately carried a slight doubt as he slowly opened
the bamboo scroll. Some more blood-red words, that contained a
bloodthirstiness were imprinted into his eyes.
“Sky Demon Puppet. This skill is not a Qi Method nor is it an ordinary
Dou Technique. Instead, it is a puppet skill that has been passed down
from ancient times. One must gather three items in order to refine the
Sky Demon Puppet. A corpse, a spirit, and a Monster Core. The corpse is
the device, the spirit is the guide and the Monster Core is the heart.
This, accompanied by many other ingredients will ultimately form a Demon
Puppet. The Demon Puppet is divided into three levels, Sky, Ground, and
Man. The differences between them are determined by the ingredients and
the flame used during the refinement. A Demon Puppet possesses an
unending amount of strength, and does not have any emotion nor does it
feel any pain. It is basically a killing machine.”
The surprise on Xiao Yan’s face became denser as his gaze slowly swept
across the blood-red words on the bamboo scroll. This so-called Puppet
skill was something that he had heard of before. However, it was
unexpected that it was actually this mysterious.
When Xiao Yan’s gaze shifted away from the final blood-red word, he
also let out a long breath. His heart was extremely interested in the
so-called ‘Sky Demon Puppet.’ If he refined one, it was likely that
he would have an additional bodyguard by his side that only obeyed his
Xiao Yan sighed and shook his his head. He handed the bamboo scroll to Su
Qian and the others beside him. Their faces also revealed some surprise
after they received and carefully read through it.
“This kind of puppet skill is something that I occasionally saw in some
ancient books. However, I had never come across a refining method. It is
unexpected that the Old Ground Demon Ghost actually possessed such a
collection. It is likely that the rank 7 fire affinity Monster Core from
earlier is something that was obtained by this old fellow in order to
refine the ‘Sky Demon Puppet’.” Su Qian clicked his tongue and
sighed after he finished reading the scroll.
Xiao Yan smiled and nodded. He extended his hand and took out the
fiery-red Monster Core. Xiao Yan stroked it with his hand. The smile that
was on his face became wider as he sensed the majestic energy contained
“However, this ‘Sky Demon Puppet’ refining method does indeed show
a bloodthirstiness. Taking a person’s corpse and spirit, and then
mixing them with a Monster Core. Gathering all three items and
coordinating them with their own unique refining method. Perhaps the
strength of the thing that is refined would really be extremely
shocking.” Su Qian shook his head and returned the bamboo scroll. He
said, “You should keep this thing. It would not be good for such a
thing to appear within the academy. Since you are about to roam the
Central Plains, it is more suitable for you.”
“Thank you First Elder.”
Xiao Yan smiled upon receiving the scroll. He did not put on an act. This
‘Sky Demon Puppet’ really interested him. Moreover, other than some
of the special ingredients, he basically had all of the basic parts
written on it: corpse, spirit, and Monster Core. He might really be able
to refine the so-called ‘Sky Demon Puppet’.
Xiao Yan stored the bamboo scroll and the Flame Creation Skill into his
Storage Ring. He looked all around him. The other Qi Methods and Dou
Techniques around this place could no longer satisfy him. Only the rare
medicinal ingredients that were perfectly preserved had some use to him.
Hence, when he grabbed things, he also took some of the medicinal
ingredients that might be useful to him in the future.
After grabbing all of the things he needed, Xiao Yan finally stopped
without feeling completely satisfied. Few of the remaining things within
the warehouse could meet his eyes. However, it was an enormous windfall
to Xiao Gate. Xiao Gate had been established for a short period of time
and had a weak foundation. It did not have many Qi Methods nor Dou
Techniques for its members to practice. Now that they had raided the
Demon Flame Valley stores, they were ultimately able to resolve this
Xiao Li also smiled when he saw Xiao Yan stop. He summoned some members
of Xiao Gate and used some Storage Rings to move everything After which,
everyone looked at the empty warehouse, laughed dryly with dark faces and
After having raided the Demon Flame Valley, Xiao Yan left a couple of
members of Xiao Gate to stand guard before everyone else flew toward the
Inner Academy. At this moment, there were many things that Xiao Yan
needed to do. Forget about the matter of refining the ‘Sky Demon
Puppet.’ The most important matter was to refine a kind of medicinal
pill that could nourish one’s spirit within ten days. Otherwise, if
Tian Huo zun-zhe spirit quietly scattered, the fierce spirit sealed
within the ring would likely rush out again. Of course, compared to
fighting the fierce spirit, the most serious matter was losing the
enormous help that Tian Huo zun-zhe could provide in the future. Xiao Yan
clearly knew just what kind of benefit he would enjoy once Tian Huo
zun-zhe’s strength recovered. At that time, it was likely that he would
have some confidence even when facing the ‘Hall of Souls’ head-on.
After all, according to what he knew, above the Protectors were Honorable
Elders. These Honorable Elders were likely only a little lower than the
mysterious Hall Chief. From this, one could tell that even the ‘Hall of
Souls’ had experts at the Dou Zun class.
Moreover, he was about to head to the Central Plains soon. The experts
there were as numerous as the clouds. Moreover, the people who had the
ability to participate in the ‘Pill Gathering’ would likely not have
a weak background or strength. If he did not possess some trump cards, it
was likely that he would be eaten by others until even his bones
disappeared. The weak were mere meat to be eaten by the strong. This was
a rule that would not change no matter where one was.
Hence, Xiao Yan must prepare all of his trump cards during the remaining
time. He also needed to learn more about the Central Plains in order to
prepare himself mentally.
Xiao Yan entered the place where medicinal ingredients were stored after
having returned to the Inner Academy. He had to grab every minute and
second in order to refine the medicinal pill that nourished one’s
Ten days time was a little tight. It was basically an impossible task to
complete for the past Xiao Yan. However, it was fortunate that Yao Lao
had left behind a rich collection for Xiao Yan when he was captured. This
collection was full of the many medicinal formulas that Yao Lao had
learned during his lifetime. With these medicinal formulas, Xiao Yan was
able to find the right solution. There was no need for him to hurriedly
go everywhere in search of medicinal formulas at the last minute.
A medicinal pill for the nourishment of a spirit was pretty uncommon.
Hence, it was quite rare. However, Yao Lao was indeed worthy of his name
as Yao zun-zhe. Xiao Yan took only an hour of searching before he finally
found a suitable medicinal pill for the current Tian Huo zun-zhe from the
many medicinal formulas.
“Soul Cultivating Saliva.”
This small thing’s tier was not considered too high. It was
coincidentally around a tier 5 pill and was not too troublesome to
refine. However, the only flaw was that the medicinal ingredients
required were far too unusual. It was fortunate that Xiao Yan’s current
collection was extremely rich. Additionally, the Inner Academy had a
store that had been stocked for many years. Hence, it did not cause Xiao
Yan too much of a headache.
After gathering the many necessary medicinal ingredients to refine the
‘Soul Cultivating Saliva,’ Xiao Yan sighed in relief. After which, he
summoned his medicinal cauldron. His flame slowly drifted from his hand,
and began to work hard to refine a pill during the countdown of the
scattering of Tian Huo zun-zhe’s spirit. Perhaps it was because he was
pressed for time but Xiao Yan’s heart had become a little more anxious.
Hence, he failed his first two attempts at refinement. However, it was
fortunate that Xiao Yan had understood the source of the problem after
failing twice. He slowly calmed himself down. The refinement process
gradually took the right path.
The refinement this time around did not end even after continuing for
three full days. Although this ‘Soul Cultivating Saliva’ might not
appear difficult to refine, it consumed an exceptional amount of time.
After the lesson earlier, Xiao Yan’s heart did not form any anxiety. He
continued to maintain a warm flame, slowly refining the cluster of
emerald-like liquid within the medicinal cauldron.
With this calm attitude, no other trouble occurred during the refinement.
When the refinement reached the fifth day, Xiao Yan, who had his eyes
tightly shut, finally opened them. He beckoned with his hand and a
cluster of liquid emitting an emerald-like luster shot out of the
medicinal cauldron. After which, it remained suspended in front of him.
Xiao Yan sighed in relief as he looked at this cluster of emerald liquid
as life force permeated from it. He slowly raised his finger with the
white-colored ring. The finger beckoned and the liquid drifted down.
Finally, it fell on the ring and slowly seeped into it.
The white-colored ring, that had been quiet for a the last couple of days
finally emitted a bright luster after this ‘Soul Cultivating Saliva’
entered it. Xiao Yan was able to sense the spirit, that had laid in
slumber, slowly awaken.
When the final drop of ‘Soul Cultivating Saliva’ completely entered
the ring, the spirit within the ring emitted some life. An old voice that
was filled with gratitude could be heard.
“Ke ke, Xiao Yan, your kindness is too great for mere thanks. This time
around, you can consider the old me owing you a favor.”
Xiao Yan let out a long breath as though he had released a heavy burden
upon hearing this familiar voice. He wiped off the cold sweat on his
forehead and smiled as he said, “What is Old mister Yao saying. If you
had not intervened and settled that fierce spirit, I would have been
“I settled that fierce spirit because I wished to snatch its Spiritual
Strength. Therefore, it has nothing to do with you. You need not say
anything more. The old me is not someone who cannot differentiate between
kindness and resentment.” Tian Huo zun-zhe’s laughter was transmitted
from the ring.
Xiao Yan could only spread his hands upon hearing this. He would
naturally not reject an elite Dou Zun owing him a favor.
Xiao Yan extended his hand and returned the medicinal cauldron to his
Storage Ring. He tidied up the place a little before walking out of the
warehouse. He said while walking, “Old mister Yao has just woken up,
you should rest first. There is no need to hurry over the matter of the
“Yes, with my current condition, it would be difficult to refine it.”
Tian Huo zun-zhe agreed with him.
Xiao Yan smiled. He pushed open the door and slowly walked in the glaring
sunlight. However, he had just walked out when he saw Xiao Li pacing back
and forth outside of the warehouse. He was involuntarily startled as he
smiled and asked, “Second brother, why are you here?”
Xiao Li hurriedly turned his body around when he heard this voice. He
involuntarily sighed in relief when he saw Xiao Yan walk out. His
expression became solemn as he said, “You have finally come out. Quick!
Quickly go and take a look at the Little Fairy Doctor. Something has
happened to her!”
The smile on Xiao Yan’s face suddenly stiffened. Without waiting for
Xiao Li to react, he transformed into a blurry black figure that charged
away in a lightning-like manner. Xiao Li smiled bitterly and sighed
before quickly following the figure.
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