Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-997
Xiao Yan smiled slightly as he looked at the pretty face, filled with
disbelief. His voice had become much gentler as he softly asked, “Are
Those matters back then had completely vanished the moment the Misty
Cloud Sect had disband. Xiao Yan was not a narrow-minded person. He had
gradually forgotten those matters. When he recalled them now, he could
only describe them as the frivolousness of youth.
Nalan Yanran was also a little startled at the gentle manner in which
Xiao Yan spoke. She had seldom seen Xiao Yan speak to her in such a calm
manner. After all, she was aware of just what kind of trouble and harm
that the events back then had brought to this prideful man.
“I’m fine… thank you.”
Nalan Yanran’s pretty eyes flickered slightly while she shook her head
and softly replied.
“It seems that this friend really want to act like a hero rescuing a
beauty.” The expressions of the three yellow-clothed men sank when they
saw Xiao Yan ignore them right from the beginning. The one who called
himself Huang Tian earlier confronted him with a gloomy voice.
Xiao Yan did not shift his eyes even a little as he softly spoke. After
which, he slowly walked to Nalan Yanran’s side and glanced at the
black-colored energy that was entwined around her body. He involuntarily
laughed with a soft cold voice, “Darkness affinity Dou Qi is really
rare. However, you actually launched a sneak attack despite your
strength. This is really rather disdainful.”
Xiao Yan grabbed Nalan Yanran’s snow-white wrist after saying those
words. A wisp of jade-green flame surfaced on the tip of his finger
before it shot out in a lightning-like manner.
In the face of Xiao Yan’s swiftly flicked finger, the black-colored
energy which entwined around Nalan Yanran’s body appeared like snow
that had met fire as it swiftly melted.
The man in deep-yellow clothes on the tree branch narrowed his eyes as he
looked at Xiao Yan below. This was especially the case when he saw him
easily expel the black-colored energy on Nalan Yanran’s body, causing
his eyes to involuntarily shrink a little more.
As the black-colored energy on her body gradually disappeared, Nalan
Yanran also once again recovered her freedom and gently opened her palm.
Seeing this, Xiao Yan also hurriedly released his hand. He was just about
to speak when Nalan Yanran’s expression changed slightly. She hurriedly
cried, “Be careful!”
Xiao Yan, who was facing Nalan Yanran, smiled. He immediately turned his
body around and his heavy ruler appeared in his hand. The heavy ruler
contained a powerful wind as it was violently swung.
The black ruler violently smashed into three long spears. The powerful
force shattered the long spears into pieces. Seeing this, a shock
surfaced within the hearts of Huang Tian and the other two. They threw
aside the spear handles in their hands and swiftly pulled back.
Xiao Yan’s eyes indifferently swept over the three of them. The heavy
ruler in his hand was inserted into the ground. His feet stomped on the
ground and a wind lightning sound appeared. His body also strangely
Huang Tian and the other two were startled when they saw Xiao Yan
disappear in a strange manner. They were just about succeed in
positioning their backs to face each other to protect themselves when a
ghost-like figure appeared in front of them. Sharp wind made of fists
suddenly arrived and viciously landed on the armor on the surface of
The fists landed heavily on the three of them. At the same time, a
terrifying force came pouring out. Those three were just like kites whose
strings had broken. They flew backwards before colliding into a couple of
large trees. A mouthful of fresh blood was spat out of each of their
Defeating three four stars Dou Huangs with just a single move. Nalan
Yanran’s hand involuntarily covered her red lips when she saw this
scene. Immediately, her gaze was filled with complexity while looking at
that skinny back. This young man, whom she once thought of as trash, had
walked ahead of her. All she could do was look up to him. It was the case
a couple of years ago and it was still the case now that a couple of
years had passed…
Huang Tian and the other two curled together on the ground like prawns,
moaning. The armor on their bodies had been shattered by one punch from
Xiao Yan. They could not understand just why they were unable to even
withstand a blow from this brat with their strength. It was likely that
one could hardly find any people even in the entire northern regions of
the Central Plains who could do this. The fellow in front of them… just
where did he come from?
An applause was suddenly transmitted from the tree branch above. A man
with a scar on his face slowly stood up. His gaze was focused on Xiao Yan
as he revealed an ugly smile, “Not bad, you are called Xiao Yan? May I
ask if the one who has a conflict with the Wind Lightning Pavilion is
Xiao Yan glanced at the scarred man before narrowing his eyes. This
person was extremely strong. There was a vast difference in strength
between him and those three earlier.
“Xiao Yan, be careful. He is very strong.” Nalan Yanran’s hand
gently beckoned to the dense fog, and a white figure flashed and
appeared. After which, it pounced into her embrace, transforming into a
cute white fox. She spoke in a worried voice while hugging this white fox.
“Why are they attacking you?” Xiao Yan nodded and asked.
“There is a natural maze outside of the Heaven Eye Mountain. If a
person who isn’t aware of it walks in, it is likely that he will be
trapped within it until the energy tide is over. This Psychic White Fox
of mine is immune to the maze. One will be able to successfully walk out
of the maze if one follows it. They are attacking me because they wish to
snatch the white fox away.” Nalan Yanran’s hand gently rubbed the
soft fur of the white fox as she softly explained.
Xiao Yan only came to a sudden understanding upon hearing this. It was
unexpected that there was actually a maze in front. Fortunately, he did
not randomly barge in. Otherwise, even with his Spiritual Perception, it
was likely that he would be trapped for a long while. The thing which he
really could not afford to waste now was time…
“I am not interested in your white fox. I don’t need such a thing.
However, these three fellows need it…” The man with a knife scar
spoke indifferently. “I have some old friendship with a person from the
Ground Spirit Gate. He had instructed me to bring these people to the
front of the maze before we left… my method is a secret of the faction
and cannot be shared with others. Therefore, I can only find a Psychic
White Fox to lead them.”
“We will not hand the White Fox to you. Please leave…” Xiao Yan
smiled slightly to the scarred man as he spoke.
“I, Wang Chen, is not someone who can be so easily dispatched.” The
scarred man parted his mouth and grinned. There was a faint dense feeling
“Wang Chen? The Yellow Spring Pavilion’s Wang Chen?” Nalan Yanran
involuntarily exclaimed when those words sounded. Her pretty face also
changed a little.
“Yellow Spring Pavilion?” Xiao Yan was also startled. Immediately he
broke into a smile. He had met people from three of the four pavilions
along the way, and wondered when he would meet someone from the so-called
Fallen Star Pavilion.
“Xiao Yan, why don’t we hand the white fox to them? This Wang Chen is
extremely bloodthirsty. Moreover, he is very strong. It is likely that he
is already the peak of the Dou Huang class. According to rumors, he had
once fought with some Dou Zong class old demon and did not die…”
Nalan Yanran bit her lower red lip with the back of her teeth. She
struggled for a moment before finally spoke hesitantly. She did not wish
to drag Xiao Yan into this mess.
“How will we pass through the maze without the white fox?” Xiao Yan
turned his head and glanced at Nalan Yanran. He seemed to be aware of her
concern as he grinned and said, “Relax, leave him to me.”
Nalan Yanran was stunned when she saw the smile of the young man. For
some unknown reason, her heart felt a firm and safe feeling. All she
could do was gently nod her head.
“You can forget about the white fox. If you want it, we will just have
to see if you have the ability…” The smile on Xiao Yan’s face had
become much dimmer. His hand slowly grabbed the Heavy Xuan Ruler beside
him as he spoke.
The smile on Wang Chen’s face involuntarily became denser upon hearing
Xiao Yan’s words. Anyone familiar with him knew that each time he
happily smiled, was the time when the killing intent within his heart had
become extremely dense.
“I have met with Tang Ying from the Ten Thousand Sword Pavilion not
long ago and exchanged blows with him. He said there would be a person
even more fun to play with behind. I think that he was talking about
you.” Wang Chen slowly lowered his hand. A dense, black-colored energy
swiftly lingered over it. He looked at Xiao Yan as his bright red tongue
licked his lips. An instant later, his eyes suddenly turned dark, “In
that case, allow me to see if you are as fun to play with as he
Wang Chen’s body suddenly transformed into a black line that shot out
after his words sounded. In the blink of an eye, he appeared in front of
Xiao Yan. His fist, which was covered with black energy, carried a bloody
wind as it struck towards Xiao Yan’s heart without any fancy moves.
Nalan Yanran hurriedly reminded when she saw Wang Chen suddenly attack.
A black figure flashed and stood in front of Xiao Yan like a shield in a
lightning-like manner. The fist immediately smashed into it, emitting
“Corpse Eroding Hand!”
His fist swiftly spread and transformed into a kind of permeating
dark-black color. It strangely bypassed the enormous ruler and headed for
Xiao Yan’s throat.
Wang Chen’s attack trajectory was somewhat strange. It swayed all
around, appearing like a wooden doll that was not being controlled. It
did not appear fast, but it caused one to have a strange feeling of
having a difficult time dodging it.
Xiao Yan’s gaze was intently watching the dark-black hand, which was
quickly being magnified in his eyes. An instant later, his eyes
coagulated. A jade-green flame surged onto his fist without hesitation
before he threw a punch out.
The fist struck the dark-black hand in an extremely accurate manner. The
hot flame caused Wang Chen’s hand to emit a dense, white smoke. In the
face of a ‘Heavenly Flame,’ the corrosive properties of Wang Chen’s
darkness affinity Dou Qi were completely ineffective.
The powerful collision brought about a strong air wave that spread apart
with a bang. It struck the enormous trees nearby until their trunks were
snapped apart. The ground had thus become a complete mess.
The exchange of the fists continued for an instant before Wang Chen’s
expression changed. His feet hurriedly pulled back and the Dou Qi within
his body surged. Immediately, he forced out the small wisp of jade-green
flame from his palm. His expression gradually became gloomy when he saw
Xiao Yan’s finger flicked the Heavy Xuan Ruler, returning it to his
Storage Ring. He glanced at Wang Chen. This person was indeed strong.
However, he was not much a threat from Xiao Yan’s perspective. Although
darkness affinity Dou Qi was strange and unpredictable, it was miserably
suppressed in the face of a ‘Heavenly Flame.’ If they were to really
fight, Xiao Yan was confident he had a seventy percent of killing this
Wang Chen smiled in a dark, cold manner. He did not even look at Huang
Tian and the two others as his body withdrew and entered the dense fog. A
voice was slowly emitted as he did so.
“No wonder Tang Ying thinks so highly of you. You do possess some
ability. Today’s matter will end here. I will wait for you on the
Heaven Mountain Stage and see if you have the ability to arrive