Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-929
The night sky was covered in the light of the stars. The outdoors were
quiet. Besides the occasional croak of a frog, everything was completely
silent. A cold wind convoluted the interior of an empty cave while Xiao
Yan sat cross-legged on an enormous rock within the cave. His expression
was solemn. A moment later, he waved his hand and two items rushed out of
his Storage Ring. These items landed heavily on the ground, stirring up
Two corpses that had been frozen appeared on the ground. Xiao Yan was not
unfamiliar with these two corpses. They were Yun Shan and the Old Ground
Xiao Yan’s gaze slowly swept across the faces of these two corpses,
that had been maintained with the expression that they . Finally, his
gaze paused on the white-robed Yun Shan. Xiao Yan finally let out a sigh
a long time later. After so many years, Xiao Yan’s hatred had gradually
reduced following the disbanding of the Misty Cloud Sect. Moreover, its
miserable fate was barely able to make up for what it did to the Xiao
When comparing the two corpses, Yun Shan’s strength was around that of
a two to three star Dou Zong before he died while the Old Ground Demon
Ghost had the strength of a seven star Dou Zong. If one were to compare
which corpse to use to refine the ‘Sky Demon Puppet,’ the success
rate of the latter might be a little higher. Moreover, Xiao Yan did not
wish for something with Yun Shan’s appearance to follow beside him even
if that thing was merely a puppet with Yun Shan’s face…
Xiao Yan’s gaze paused on Yun Shan’s face. His mind was somewhat
absent. A graceful and proud figure that emitted a noble aura vaguely
surfaced within his mind along with the cloud-white dress that gently
drifted on the figure, highlighting the figures moving curves.
A low muttering sound was suddenly emitted from Xiao Yan’s mouth. His
fist was involuntarily clenched as he recalled her complicated gaze when
she was about to leave back then.
Seventy percent was desolation within those eyes, ten percent was
helplessness, ten percent was sadness from giving up and there was a
faint amount of hatred. She seemed to still take his viciousness to
heart. He had cruelly shattered everything she had. It was this little
thread of hatred that spurred her to leave the place she had lived for so
many years… perhaps from the way she saw it, that place was a place of
sadness. After leaving, it would be extremely difficult for her to return.
Xiao Yan’s fist under his sleeves tightened. He undeniably possessed
faint feelings to this woman, the first person to have skin contact with
him back when he was training outside. All that had happened in that cave
was far too great a blow to his youthfulness. It was from that moment on
that he truly understood what a woman was. He was no longer a boy; he had
transformed into a true man. Xiao Yan knew that he would never be able to
forget her for the rest of his life. All of this seemed to be like a
searing imprint that caused him to be unable to forget her.
The meeting of the two was quite moving. However, it seemed to have ended
in misery. It was impossible for Xiao Yan to forgive what the Misty Cloud
Sect and Yun Shan had done to the Xiao clan. Hence, being the Misty Cloud
Sect’s leader, she had to stand against Xiao Yan even if the one who
had ended up miserably injured was her. This was an ending that had
already predetermined from the start…
A soft sigh slowly reverberated within the cave. Xiao Yan waved his hand
and returned Yun Shan’s corpse to his Storage Ring. He was unwilling to
use his body to refine the ‘Sky Demon Puppet.’ Even he was unable to
figure out what was the actual reason was. All he wanted to prevent was
the vague thought of piercing a bloody knife into the weak heart of a
woman, covered in injuries.
There had been no news of Yun Yun ever since she left the Jia Ma Empire.
The Dou Qi continent was enormous. Attempting to look for a person in the
vast sea of people was equivalent to finding a needle in a haystack.
However, Xiao Yan had a vague feeling that he might be able to meet her
again in the Central Plains…
Although this feeling was without any reason, Xiao Yan still chose to
believe it. Hence, he had stored away Yun Shan’s corpse. He did not
wish to unexpectedly run into her and have her not want to see him
because of the puppet following him…
“Teacher, once this disciple has rescued you, this disciple will
personally help you find an even stronger body.”
Xiao Yan quietly muttered within his heart. His eyes also gradually
became clear as a stern expression quietly appeared.
Xiao Yan clenched his hand and the jade-green flame once again surged
out. He flicked his finger and the flame rushed out, and wrapped around
the Old Ground Demon Ghost’s corpse. The high temperature swiftly
melted the layer of ice that covered the body.
The clothes of the Old Ground Demon Ghost turned to powder after the ice
melted. The hot temperature caused the corpse to turn fiery-red.
Following this repeated grilling, threads of faint black air escaped from
the corpse and were incinerated by the jade-green flame into nothingness.
This kind of black gas was a kind of corpse vapor. It contained the will
of the owner when he was still alive. If this black gas was not
completely expelled, other spirits would find it difficult to merge with
the body. Moreover, the refinement of the ‘Sky Demon Puppet’ needed
the body, Monster Core, and spirit to be seamlessly merged. Hence, this
corpse vapor needed to be removed.
The temperature of the Heart Flame was precisely controlled by Xiao Yan.
The flame was able to force out the corpse vapor but not burn the body.
Just refining the physical body took up three hours of Xiao Yan’s time.
Only then was the corpse vapor within the corpse completely expelled.
Xiao Yan sighed in relief when the final thread of corpse vapor left the
body. He immediately flicked his finger and two Dou Qi storms shot out,
opening a fist-sized hole in the chest and the forehead of the corpse.
No fresh blood flowed out of the holes because all of the blood had been
vaporized during the refinement of the corpse. This was a small step in
refining the ‘Sky Demon Puppet.’
At this moment, the corpse of the Old Ground Demon Ghost had also been
struck by a couple of circles. The skin of his body was grayish-white
with a cold appearance. The skin tightly adhered to its shriveled
muscles. His hands had also become exceptionally long, appearing like
Xiao Yan refined this corpse a according to what was written on the
bamboo scroll. After which, he extended his hand and beckoned. The
fiery-red Monster Core appeared out of nowhere, and fell into the small
hole on the corpse’s chest. After completing all this, Xiao Yan’s
pulled out another jade bottle with a cold expression. The jade bottle
was faintly emitting a powerful spiritual ripple.
“Xiao Yan, what does it take for you to let off the old me?” A
furious and vicious roar was transmitted from the jade bottle the moment
“Protector Tie, there is no need to be anxious. I will let you out
immediately…” The corner of Xiao Yan’s mouth was lifted into a cold
smile. He clenched his hand and the jade bottle suddenly shattered,
revealing a black-colored spirit. The spirit had just came out when it
fled toward the cave’s exit without caring about anything else.
However, Xiao Yan, who was prepared, caught it.
The black-colored spirit struggled wildly as curses were emitted from his
mouth. His tone was also filled with fear and craziness. Clearly,
Protector Tie was aware of what was going to happen. Hence, he unleashed
his final strength amid his despair.
Xiao Yan’s gaze was dense as he stared at Protector Tie’s soul that
was trying its best to struggle away. The corner of his mouth revealed a
cold smile. After which, he increased his strength and the flame in his
hand surged. It wrapped around Protector Tie. Sharp miserable cries and
incomparably vicious curses immediately resounded within the cave.
Xiao Yan appeared to have failed to hear the vicious curses. He merely
continued to increase the temperature of the flame. With this high
temperature refinement, Protector Tie, who had been sealed for a long
time, lost the intelligence hidden within his soul. At this moment, his
intelligence had completely vanished…
Xiao Yan glanced at the cluster of black fog in his hand after having
refined Protector Tie’s awareness. He gently tossed it and the black
fog transformed into a swirling gas that entered the hole in the
corpse’s head in a lightning-like manner.
The tightly shut eyes of the Old Ground Demon Ghost suddenly opened after
the insertion of this intelligence. His eyes were filled with a
Xiao Yan was not surprised by this scene. He flicked his ten fingers and
numerous metallic objects, containing strange lusters, shot from his
Storage Ring. They steadily drifted in the air in front of him.
Xiao Yan nodded slightly upon inspecting the many strange metals floating
in the air. He clenched his hand and the jade-green flame was spat out of
his palm like a fire pillar. A suction force surged out and sucked the
Under the refinement of the high temperature of the Glazed Lotus Heart
Flame, these strange metals gradually showed traces of melting. However,
they weren’t melting just yet.
At this moment, Xiao Yan split his attention in half. On one hand, he was
controlling the flame to refine the corpse at a constant temperature. On
the other, he used an extremely high temperature to refine the strange
metals. The high and low flame temperatures required an extremely
difficult level of flame control. However, it was fortunate that Xiao Yan
had already practiced the ‘Five Ring Flame Expelling Skill.’ Hence,
he did not end up scrambling around.
The two refinements required a lot of time, especially the corpse
refinement. The refinement needed to reach a certain point in order to
force the spirit and the Monster Core, placed within the corpse, to
Moreover, Xiao Yan knew that this was not a task that he could complete
within a short period of time. Hence, Xiao Yan, seated cross-legged on an
enormous rock, gradually shut his eyes and quietly waited for the moment
when the perfect merger was achieved.
This wait continued for seven days. The strange metals had been
completely refined during these seven days. They had transformed into a
dark-gold-colored liquid. It slowly flowed within the flame, emitting an
The metal refinement had already finished. However, the perfect merger of
the body, spirit, and Monster Core still had not arrived. Nevertheless,
Xiao Yan did not feel remotely frustrated because of this.