Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-976
Clouds lingered over the mountain peak as space rippled. Wave after wave
of mottled energy swiftly appeared. It surged into the body of the young
man seated on the edge of the mountain peak from all directions. Faced
with this endless pouring in of energy, Xiao Yan’s body also appeared
like a bottomless pit. It did not show any sign of being filled
regardless of how the energy poured into him.
Xiao Yan had already maintained this state for three days ever since he
had consumed the Mighty Huang Pill. His body was just like an unmoving
rock during these three days. Only the repeatedly rotating energy swirl
above his head on the mountain peak emitted a soft howling sound.
The enormous medicinal strength of the Mighty Huang Pill within Xiao
Yan’s body had already transformed into surging Dou Qi that flowed like
floodwater within Xiao Yan’s veins. Moreover, there was an unceasing
amount of natural energy surging in from nature. It was refined by the
‘Heavenly Flame,’ transforming into pure Dou Qi that merged into this
large cluster of energy.
Although there was a large quantity of natural energy, the remaining pure
Dou Qi, that Xiao Yan absorbed, was of a small quantity after numerous
refinements. However, it was at least better than nothing. Accumulated
water would eventually form a river while dripping water would eventually
penetrate a rock. Such accumulation over time would reach quite a
frightening level. The Dou Qi within most of the practitioners had been
acquired in this manner. Relying on medicinal pills to raise one’s
strength was, after all, a short-cut. It could not be used excessively or
one would fail to reach a higher level due to the faster training speed.
However, if one really wished to talk about it, this was the first time
that Xiao Yan had used a medicinal pill to raise his strength. He had
never used a Dou Spirit Pill when he was in the Dou Wang class. Hence, he
was not in the category of overuse.
The training of Xiao Yan lasted for quite a long time. The medicinal
strength of the Mighty Huang Pill within his body had already been
completely refined a day earlier. However, he did not immediately move.
Instead, he chose to continue training. This was because he had vaguely
sensed that the medicinal strength of the Mighty Huang Pill alone would
be insufficient to allow him to raise his strength by two stars. He
always pursued perfection in everything he did. It was a golden
opportunity this time around. Naturally, he needed to grasp it and raise
his strength by the greatest possible extent…
Another four days passed while Xiao Yan maintained this attitude. During
these seven days, Xiao Yan had placed all his attention on absorbing the
natural energy. Under this unceasing absorption, the Dou Qi that flowed
within his veins had gradually surged and become forceful. Each time it
circulated, it would bring about an unceasing amount of energy. Such a
filled feeling caused him to possess an impulse to roar at the sky…
Of course, such an impulse was naturally suppressed by him. He clearly
knew that if he let out a roar, the hard work that he had put in during
his training would likely be wasted.
Time swiftly passed during the training. The mountain peak was still as
quiet as before. Occasionally, the Earth Demon Puppet would suddenly
raise its head and throw a punch toward a spot not far from the mountain.
A frightening force penetrated the air and smashed a Magical Beast, that
had flown within a hundred meter radius of the mountain peak, into a pile
of flesh. During this period of time, this mountain peak had basically
become a forbidden ground within the mountain range. The Magical Beasts
that had suffered some losses had also learned to be much more obedient.
They would take a detour when passing through this place. Therefore, Xiao
Yan’s training progressed in an extremely stable manner.
A little activity finally appeared on the morning of the eighth day. The
energy swirl above Xiao Yan’s head trembled a couple of times before
slowly scattering. The fluctuating space around him had also gradually
returned to its calm state.
The energy swirl had disappeared for a short while before Xiao Yan’s
eyelids began to twitch gently. A moment later, they were slowly opened.
The dark-black eyes were ancient yet ordinary. They were so calm that
they appeared to have just awoken. There was not the slightest ripple
The training seal was gently scattered. Xiao Yan slowly raised his head
and his hand spread out in a flat manner. A thought passed through his
mind and the surging Dou Qi that flowed within his veins immediately
began to churn. Finally, it was like a horse that had lost its restraint
as it fled Xiao Yan’s veins and merged into his body…
With the majestic Dou Qi having merged with every part of Xiao Yan’s
body, a sharp glow suddenly appeared in Xiao Yan’s dark-black eyes. His
aura was also raising straight up at this moment. It swiftly broke
through the seven star level and crossed into the eight star level!
The aura did not come to a stop after breaking through to the eight star
level. Instead, it surged wildly. The clothes on Xiao Yan’s body
fluttered in the absence of the wind, and the stone Xiao Yan was seated
on also emitted a ‘crack’ sound. A couple of tiny lines appeared in
the stone. The surrounding permeating fog also appeared to have been
pulled apart by a pair of invisible hands.
The fog rapidly swelled. A moment later, Xiao Yan finally reached the
peak of the eighth star. A layer of invisible film suddenly appeared and
suppressed the rising aura.
Xiao Yan clenched both his hands abruptly as he sensed the faint clogging
feeling. He did not stop at this point. Instead, he suddenly stood up and
let out a long howl toward the sky.
A clear crane-like cry instantly penetrated the clouds and resounded over
the mountain range. It was a long while before it calmed down.
The howl lasted for quite a long time, as though a breath was forced to
its limit. Xiao Yan’s face had also become flush-red because of this.
Green veins pulsed like earthworms on his face, giving him a ferocious
Xiao Yan’s hands were clenched tightly. The piece of enormous rock
under his feet suddenly burst apart. Rock fragments flew in all
directions as a stern cry was emitted from Xiao Yan’s mouth.
Somewhere, a non-existent layer was broken. The aura belonging to Xiao
Yan, which had ceased rising, rose once more, breaking through the eighth
star level, finally stopping on the ninth star!
The aura had just broken through to the ninth star when it came to a
sudden stop. Xiao Yan’s body collapsed in a weary manner. His hands
supported himself on the ground while he panted repeatedly with a flushed
face. Although his limbs had already become weak, there was a joy that
was difficult to hide within his eyes. He knew that the current him had
broken through to the ninth star level with the help of the Mighty Huang
Pill and his own resolution!
In other words, the current Xiao Yan was a nine star Dou Huang. There was
only the gap of one star to the Dou Zong class!
Although this one star has halted a countless number of experts, Xiao Yan
had confidence in himself. This Dou Zong would not be his end!
“Little fellow. Not bad. You actually know how to push forward a little
at such a moment, relying on your willpower to advance. The old me has
not seen this for many years…” Tian Huo zun-zhe’s sigh was slowly
emitted while Xiao Yan was panting.
“Old mister Yao has overpraised me. It is just that a break was being
restrained in my heart, and I wished to spit it out. However, it is
unexpected that I broke through this barrier.” Xiao Yan rubbed away the
cold sweat on his forehead and laughed. After the earlier weariness, he
could sense a majestic Dou Qi surging through his body. That weary
feeling swiftly disappeared.
“Regardless of how it happened, it is still not something easy to
achieve…” Tian Huo zun-zhe laughed.
Xiao Yan beamed. He stood up from the ground and twisted his body. The
bones all over began to crackle. A comfortable feeling, that came from
deep within his body, traveled through his entire body, causing Xiao Yan
to involuntarily let out a groan.
“Is this the feeling of a nine star Dou Huang… it is indeed very
Xiao Yan clenched his fist and suddenly threw a punch out. The space in
front of him immediately fluctuated. A sharp sonic boom was formed on his
fist, which possessed an extremely great might. The strength of this
force was really a couple of times stronger than a couple of days ago.
After inhaling a breath of somewhat moist air, Xiao Yan turned his head.
He glanced at the Earth Demon Puppet before involuntarily smiling. Using
this thing as a guard was really quite good.
“Now that I have consumed the Mighty Huang Pill, I should leave this
place. After having killed Chen Yun, it is likely that the Wind Lightning
Pavilion will not take such a blow lying down. It is now not the best
time to clash head-on with them. I should find a city with a Wormhole and
leave this place to hide from them. Trying my best to break past the Dou
Huang class as soon as possible is the most important thing…”
Xiao Yan mused for a moment. Finally, he waved his hand and stored the
Earth Demon Puppet into his Storage Ring. After which crystal bone wings
were expanded from behind his back. Wild wind rose with a flap of the
bone wings, blowing away the fog around the mountain peak. Xiao Yan’s
body had transformed into a ray of light that rushed out before flying to
the exit of the mountain range.
The forest had finally become sparse after Xiao Yan flew through the
mountain range for a couple of hours or so. The outline of a city also
vaguely appeared in Xiao Yan’s eyes.
Xiao Yan landed not far from the city. After which, he swiftly headed to
the entrance of the city. However, he hesitated for a moment upon seeing
some human figures on the road. He took out a Doupeng from his Storage
Ring, covered his head, and finally walked toward the city.
Xiao Yan’s gaze paused on the entrance of the city when he was close to
it. Quite a number of human figures had gathered there. He vaguely able
heard some words like ‘wanted.’
With a slight frown, Xiao Yan approached the city’s entrance without
anyone noticing. His gaze swept over the wall where the crowd had
gathered and his eyes immediately solidified.
A bright silver paper was on the city wall. It contained the portrait of
a person on it. Surprisingly, it was that of Xiao Yan’s head. Below the
drawing was a silver-colored tower-shaped seal. This badge had once
appeared on Chen Yun’s chest…
Clearly, this was a wanted poster. Its target was Xiao Yan.
Many curious people were gathered in front of the wanted poster. Numerous
discussions popped up.
“It is rumored that this little fellow killed Chen Yun of the Wind
Lightning Northern Pavilion. No wonder the Wind Lightning Northern
Pavilion has issued a wanted order…”
“Really? This fellow looks no older than his twenties. That Chen Yun is
an elite Dou Zong.”
“Chi, you have not heard about the matter in Tian Bei City the other
day. The Hong clan of the Tian Bei City has been turned into a miserable
“What is the use of issuing a wanted order now. No one knows just where
he has run off too. He might have already left the northern region.”
“The Wind Lightning Pavilion has not only issued a wanted order, but
the Han clan of the Tian Bei City has also been placed under house arrest
by the people from the Wind Lightning Northern Pavilion. They should be
thinking of using them to force Xiao Yan out. However, it is not like
that Xiao Yan is a fool. How could it be possible for him to fall into
their trap when he clearly knows that there are three experts from the
Wind Lightning Northern Pavilion in Tian Bei City…”
Xiao Yan’s body trembled violently upon hearing the last sentence. His
face under the Doupeng had suddenly turned gloomy. His tightened fist
also emitted a cracking sound.
“Wind Lightning Pavilion…”
A voice that contained a sinister killing intent softly seeped out of the
gap between Xiao Yan’s teeth! The fury and hatred within it was not the
least bit hidden. Clearly, Xiao Yan had grown extremely angry at this
moment. His usually expressionless-self had unleashed the anger that he
had suppressed within his heart.