Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-958
The smile on Han Chi’s face became even denser when he heard Xiao
Yan’s words. He cupped his hands together and said, “In that case, I
will thank little brother Xiao Yan for lending us your support. Please
tell us if there is anything that you require the Han clan to do.”
Although it was not impossible to find someone to defeat Hong Chen within
the Han clan given its strength, these people were mostly the elders of
the clan. However, if they were to act, it was likely that those old
fellows from the Hong clan would not just sit idly and watch. This matter
was restricted to the younger generation. If one were to seriously talk
about it, there was really no one among the younger generation of the Han
clan who could defeat Hong Chen. Xiao Yan’s sudden appearance at this
time could be considered to have resolved a difficult situation for the
Xiao Yan mused for a moment before speaking, “I require some medicinal
ingredients. The injuries within my body have yet to completely heal.
During these three days, I need to get myself to recover to my peak
“Oh? Brother Xiao Yan is still injured?” Han Chi and the others were
surprised when they heard this. Their opinion of Xiao Yan was once again
raised significantly. He was able to easily dodge Han Tian’s attack in
his injured condition. It seemed that their hidden evaluation of him was
a little low.
“Ke ke, it’s not a problem. This is the chief alchemist of my Han
clan, old mister Zhu Gan. He is a tier 5 alchemist. Allow this elder to
help take a look at you. It should be of some help to your injuries.”
Han Chi’s gaze turned to an indifferent-looking old man beside him.
This person had white hair and a beard. He was wearing an alchemist robe
with a medicinal cauldron badge on his chest. On the medicinal cauldron
were five bright ripples that were extremely glaring.
Xiao Yan had already seen this old man when he had entered the room
earlier. However, the other party was clearly a little haughty. He had
been keeping his eyes shut since the beginning. Of course, one could not
say that this elder was arrogant. Rather, most of the high tier alchemist
in the Central Plains acted in this manner. Moreover, the status of an
alchemist also gave them sufficient qualification to do so…
If one were to really talk about the strength of this Zhu Gan, he had at
the very most just reached the Dou Huang class. Such a strength was
nothing to the Han clan. However, his tier 5 alchemist status caused him
to possess an extremely high position in the Han clan. From this, one
could tell just how hot the demand of an alchemist in the Central Plains
Despite vaguely being aware of just where the superiority of this old man
originated from, Xiao Yan would naturally not take the initiative to form
some relationship given his character. This was just a tier 5
alchemist… the Han clan might regard him as a treasure, but in Xiao
Yan’s eyes, this person was unimportant and ordinary.
At this moment, this so-called old mister Zhu Gan finally opened his eyes
slowly upon hearing Han Chi’s words. His eyes glanced at Xiao Yan
before immediately speaking in an indifferent manner, “Come over and
allow the old me to have a look.”
A strange expression involuntarily flashed over Xiao Yan’s face when he
heard this. With his current alchemy level, he was definitely at the
middle to upper levels of a tier 6 alchemist if one were to evaluate his
skills. The old man opposite him was at the very most a tier 5 alchemist,
yet this old man actually dared to say such words to him.
The gap between each tier among alchemists was just like that between
medicinal pills. They were heaven and earth apart. Unless it was because
of some special reason like the ‘Heavenly Flame’ or some extremely
outstanding Spiritual Strength, it was extremely difficult for one to
leap across a tier and successfully refine a medicinal pill. The reason
Xiao Yan was able to do this was entirely because he had fulfilled both
Xiao Yan smiled as he thought of this in his heart. He slowly walked
forward and handed his hand to Zhu Gan.
Zun Gan did not even stand up. He simply just sat on the chair and
glanced at Xiao Yan. His shriveled hand was placed on Xiao Yan’s hand
and a Spiritual Strength was immediately transmitted into Xiao Yan’s
Zhu Gan’s Spiritual Strength had just entered Xiao Yan’s body when
his Spiritual Perception suddenly changed. An invisible beast head formed
from a flame appeared within Xiao Yan’s body. After which, it violently
roared at the Spiritual Strength belonging to Zhu Gan!
A shocking Spiritual Strength erupted like a volcano when the roar
sounded. Under that powerful Spiritual Strength, the Spiritual Strength
belonging to Zhu Gan appeared just like a wild beast that had met a
tiger, the king of the mountain. A whimper sounded as it carried a
horror. It followed its original path and fled for its life.
Within the large hall, Zhu Gan, who had his eyes tightly shut, suddenly
revealed shock on his face. He threw aside Xiao Yan’s hand as though he
had been electrocuted. The chair under his body was shattered and his
body also ended up hurriedly withdrawing by a couple of steps. He looked
at Xiao Yan as though he had seen a ghost and spoke with a quivering
voice, “You… you…”
Zun Gan was naturally able to sense the beast that had appeared in Xiao
Yan’s body earlier. It was formed from an extremely frightening flame.
The thing that frightened Zun Gan the most, however, was that the
interior of the flame hid a frightening Spiritual Strength that was ten
to a hundred times stronger than his!
Compared with this Spiritual Strength, he was just like something
floating under a large tree. All he could do was look up to it without
having the slightest ability to fight it.
Zhu Gan was certain that the enormous Spiritual Strength was something
that even some tier 6 alchemists did not possess. However, this young man
in front of him who seemed to be around twenty years old… was it
possible… was it possible that he was also an alchemist? Moreover, this
young man’s tier… was definitely higher than his!
“Old mister Zhu Gan, what is it?” The sudden frightened act of Zhu
Gan also caused Han Chi’s group by the side to be startled. They
“Ke ke, the interior of my body is a little strange. Old mister Zhu Gan
has been shocked a little. It’s fine.” Xiao Yan smiled. After which,
he took a piece of white paper from the table beside him in passing and
wrote some medicinal ingredients he required on it. After which, he
flicked his finger and the white paper flew to Zhu Gan. He said,
“Please help me gather all of these medicinal ingredients that I
require. Being a tier 5 alchemist, you should be aware of whether the
medicinal strength of some medicinal ingredients is preserved well. Get
someone to pass them to me once you are done.”
The words of Xiao Yan were not very polite. They were full of a
commanding tone. This caused Han Chi and the others to bitterly smile.
This Zhu Gan was not someone from the Han clan. Moreover, the Han clan
had spent quite a great effort to invite him to be their chief alchemist.
There are few members within the clan who are able to get him to do
anything. He was a living buddha who did not listen to anyone. This was
even more so in the face of Xiao Yan’s impolite tone.
However, while Han Chi was prepared to say something to mediate the
situation, Zhu Gan hurriedly received the white paper. After reading the
ten plus medicinal ingredients written on it, the shock in his eyes grew
even denser. With his eyesight, he was naturally able to tell that these
medicinal ingredients would only be used when refining some high tier
“You… mister, please rest assured that I will choose the medicinal
ingredients which have had their medicinal strength best preserved.”
Zhu Gan carefully took the white paper, hurriedly cupped his hands
together, and reassured him. At this moment, he was certain that this
young man in front of him was definitely an alchemist. Moreover, the tier
of this young man was absolutely higher than his.
After verifying this, a storm involuntarily surged within Zhu Gan’s
heart. Most alchemists had a teacher-disciple relationship when passing
on the knowledge of alchemy. By being able to groom such a young high
tier alchemist, it was likely that Xiao Yan’s teacher was not some
unknown person. He might well be some grandmaster existence within the
Central Plains region…
Upon seeing this courteous manner of Zhu Gan, Han Chi and the others, who
had wanted to help put in some good words for Xiao Yan earlier,
immediately revealed a dull expression. Why had this usually haughty old
fellow have a change of character today?
Han Yue and Han Xue laughed when they saw the dull expressions of
everyone. The both of them were vaguely aware that Xiao Yan also
possessed the status of an alchemist. It was likely that something which
they were unaware of had occurred when Xiao Yan and Zhu Gan made contact
earlier. It was due to that interaction that caused the usually haughty
Zhu Gan to become like this.
While the two girls laughed, their hearts actually also felt some shock.
Xiao Yan was able to completely dispel Zhu Gan’s haughtiness. Clearly,
Xiao Yan had revealed something that Zhu Gan had not expected. Moreover,
if one wished to get a tier 5 alchemist to become this respectful, one
would at the very least have to be a higher alchemist tier than the other
party. In other words… Xiao Yan was likely a tier 5 or even a tier 6
The soft laughter of the two ladies also woke Han Chi and the others from
their dull state. They exchanged looks with one another before glancing
at Xiao Yan with a deeper meaning in their eyes. This young man seemed to
possess an unfathomable aura.
“Xue-er, bring brother Xiao Yan along and find a room for him to rest.
The matter of the medicinal ingredients should be able to be completed
today. At that time, I will get someone to deliver them to Xiao Yan’s
room.” Han Chi smiled as he handled the situation.
Han Xue nodded slightly. She turned her head and smiled sweetly to Xiao
Yan before speaking in a quiet voice, “Big brother Xiao Yan, please
follow me.” Without realizing it, the manner she used to address Xiao
Yan had become a lot more familiar.
Xiao Yan did not reveal much of a reaction upon hearing this. He cupped
his hands to Han Chi and the others before turning around and following
Han Chi’s expression gradually became solemn as he watched the two
backs which gradually disappeared from his sight. His eyes turned to Zhu
Gan and asked, “Mister Zhu Gan, earlier…?”
Zhu Gan exhaled a breath. His gaze turned to Han Yue as he asked somewhat
cautiously, “This mister Xiao Yan should also be an alchemist, right?”
Han Yue did not hide anything with regards to this. Her delicate hand
pulled aside a thread of silver hair in front of her forehead before she
covered her mouth and softly laughed, “Old Zhu, when I was still
training in the Inner Academy, Xiao Yan was already able to refine a tier
5 medicinal pill…”
The entire hall emitted the sound of people inhaling cold air when these
words sounded. The hands of Zhu Gan, who had already expected this,
trembled while fondling his beard. He ended up pulling out a hair.
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“Looks like Xue-er has really performed a great service this time
around. She has really invited a great god…” Han Chi muttered. He
immediately spoke in a deep voice, “Everyone listen up. Provide Xiao
Yan with the best treatment. Do not slight him even a little. Any clan
member who dares to offend him will be punished according to the clan
All the clan members hurriedly acknowledged the request when they heard
Han Chi’s stern cry.
A Dou Huang class young man might not be sufficient for the Han clan to
act in this manner. However, if the status of an alchemist that surpassed
Zhu Gan was added on top of it, even the Han clan must be friendly to him
in every possible way!
The status of an alchemist was even more prominent in the Central Plains
compared to any other region!
This was because the number of experts in this place was greater than
other places. Hence, it required an even greater amount of medicinal
pills than other places!