Chapter 814: Hurrying to the Black Corner Region
A couple of human figures stood on a mountain outside of the Sky Poison City on the next morning.
Their eyes looked at the enormous city under their feet as XIao Yan exhaled a breath of air. He turned his head and softly said to Little Fairy Doctor by the side, "Are you really planning on leaving with me?"
"Yes, I have already settled everything within the sect. Moreover, it doesn't matter even if something really happened after I return. I was able to establish the poison sect once and will naturally be able to do it again." Little Fairy Doctor said in an unconcerned manner. She had established the Poison Sect back then on a wimp. If she was to really discuss about it, the effort that she had put into it was naturally unlike what Xiao Yan did for the Yan Alliance.
Xiao Yan did not say anything more upon seeing this. His eyes looked towards Medusa and he spoke in a deep voice, "I will leave the Yan Alliance to you."
"The Yan Alliance will not fall as long as I am alive." Medusa nodded gently. Her voice was quite firm.
"If I am unable to return within two years, I will get someone to deliver the 'Heaven Soul Blood Bone Pill' to you." Xiao Yan looked at the exquisite bewitching face and felt a little moved in his heart. Medusa had really helped him greatly.
"It will be best for you to deliver it personally." Medusa lowered her eyes and softly said.
Xiao Yan was startled. A warm smile immediately surfaced on the corner of his mouth. He slowly took a step forward, hesitated for a moment, and extended both of his hand to gently hug Medusa.
His hand had just touched Medusa when the latter's body suddenly tensed up. A faint alluring flush surfaced on her cold face. However, she did not shrink away.
Xiao Yan's hand gently hugged that soft lovely body before releasing her. He softly spoke to Medusa, "Take care."
"You… should also be careful. Inform me if you meet any trouble that you cannot resolve. I will hurry over regardless of where you are." The back of Medusa's teeth gently bit her lips. Her voice was also unusually soft. This appearance was extremely rare on this Snake-People tribe queen, who did not even blink when she killed.
Zi Yan by the side involuntarily rolled her eyes as she looked at the both of them in such a bored manner. They were only leaving for a period of time, yet these people must act as though they were going to be separated by death.
Xiao Yan appeared to have sensed the disdainful eyes of Zi Yan by the side. He once again softly spoke to Medusa before slowly taking a step back. His shoulders shook and jade green fire wings were extended. Finally, those fire wings were flapped and his body swiftly rose to the sky. Finally, he did not delay any longer as he turned around and flew towards the horizon.
"Sister Cai Lin, take care. Wait for me to come back and visit you again." Zi Yan waved her small hand towards Medusa. After which, her lovely figure also rose into the air and chased XIao Yan, who was in front of her.
Little Fairy Doctor's eyes glanced at Medusa. She was about to rise into the air when the latter suddenly said, "Protect him properly."
Little Fairy Doctor was startled. She saw a trace of pled in Medusa's icy cold eyes. Her pretty face became much warmer as she immediately replied softly, "He is my only friend. Relax, even if I die, I will do so before him."
"If I am able to return this time around and control the Woeful Poison Body, I might be able to have a proper chat with you." Little Fairy Doctor said laughingly. Her lovely figure moved immediately and rushed into the air. Finally, she stepped gently on the empty air before turning into a ray of light that quickly disappeared into the horizon.
Medusa stood alone on the mountain. She simply looked at the spot where Xiao Yan's group had vanished. It was a long while later before she sighed softly. She had a feeling that the time Xiao Yan would take during this trip away would likely be longer than any other time. Moreover, when the time come, it was likely that even she could only look up to his strength…
Medusa actually did not feel any resistance in her heart when she thought of this. Instead, there was a faint anticipation. This was quite an incredulous thing for a strong woman like her.
"Xiao Yan… by the time you return, the entire north-western continent would likely end up being subdued by you just like the current Jia Ma Empire… I am awaiting for that day to come."
Three rays of light were flashing past the distant sky with great speed. That shocking speed had attracted the notice of quite a number of experts from the Chu Yun Empire. However, all of them quickly gave up the thought of probing after sensing the great strength of those three auras.
The territories of the Chu Yun Empire was not any smaller than the Jia Ma Empire. Hence, even with the speed of Xiao Yan's group, they had spent a total of two full days before they managed to hurry out of the Chu Yun Empire's borders.
Due to there being only the three of them on this trip to the Black-Corner Region, there was naturally no need for Xiao Yan's group to use a flying beast. Their speed were much faster than that thing. If it was not because of the large group accompanying him back then, Xiao Yan would also not chose to use that travel method, which was extremely slow in his eyes.
The three of them paused at the borders of the Chu Yun Empire. They took out a map and got their bearings. After which, they continued to flash across the sky and hurry towards that distant destination.
Although the Chu Yun Empire was extremely far from the Black-Corner Region, Xiao Yan trio were not ordinary people. Xiao Yan and Zi Yan were both Dou Huangs. Although using Dou Qi wings to travel greatly exhausted Dou Qi, this was not much of a problem with Xiao Yan's many medicinal pills to recover Dou Qi. Little Fairy Doctor, on the other hand, had reached the Dou Zong class and no longer need to use Dou Qi wings to travel. All she needed was a thought and she would be able to maneuver the energy in the outside world as she pleased. Flying in this manner was not only quick but also exhausted little Dou Qi. This little exhaustion was basically insignificant for an elite Dou Zong.
Amidst this seemingly endless journey, Xiao Yan trio had passed by some mountains that were filled with energy. They would land and rest while search around the mountains at the same time in an attempt to find those few ingredients for Little Fairy Doctor to control her Woeful Poison Body.
It was unavoidable for Xiao Yan's group to fight with some of the powerful Magical Beasts in the mountain as they searched. Although they had failed to obtain the few ingredients they needed as they fought and charged through, they did obtain quite a lot of rare medicinal ingredients because of Zi Yan's special treasure seeking ability. Amongst these ingredients included a couple of medicinal ingredients to refine the Heaven Soul Blood Bone Pill. This caused Xiao Yan to be a little joyous.
Xiao Yan trio continued to tirelessly choose to fly towards some seemingly dangerous mountain range after obtaining such great benefits. However, this journey was not as peaceful as they had imagined. There were many truly fierce beasts hidden within those many dangerous mountain range. They had even met some rank 7 super Magical Beasts a couple of times. If it was not because Little Fairy Doctor had intervened, it was likely that Xiao Yan and Zi Yan would have really met with a great trouble.
Xiao Yan had kept a lower profile after meeting these incidents a couple of times. They did not dare to randomly charge into those mountain range with an extremely powerful aura covering it. Otherwise, things would not be fun if they were to provoke an ultimate ferocious beast that even Little Fairy Doctor could not beat.
This continuous search for various natural treasures along the way caused the journey to be less dull. However, the time they took had ended up being significantly lengthened. Base on Xiao Yan's calculations, it had likely been three to four months since they had left the Chu Yun Empire. This amount of time was comparable to when the large contingent had returned to the Jia Ma Empire.
Despite this greater amount of time spent, Xiao Yan had also ended up benefitting from it. After this long period of travelling and the life and death battles with Magical Beasts in the mountain forest, Xiao Yan's aura had become increasingly powerful and dangerous during these four months. His agility had also been raised. Most importantly, Xiao Yan's strength had advanced to the three star Dou Huang level amidst these many battles. This caused Xiao Yan to be extremely excited. The four months of travel and camping outdoors in the forest was indeed extremely beneficial towards him.
After this outdoor camping continued for five months, the seemingly endless mountain range had finally disappeared from their sight. A black large plain that stretched to the horizon seemed to be like a black curtain covering the ground as it appeared in the sight of Xiao Yan trio.
Xiao Yan's group finally stopped after they saw the somewhat familiar large black plain. A joy of having been relieved of a great burden surged onto the former's face. Finally, he laughed out loud while facing the sky. The loud laughter was like a rolling thunder, which spread in all directions from his position.
"Black-Corner Region, Jia Nan Academy, Xiao Yan is back!"
Little Fairy Doctor smiled slightly as she looked at the joyous Xiao Yan. Her eyes watched that enormous black plain and softly muttered, "Is this the Black-Corner Region?"
Chapter 815: Encounter Along the Way
Xiao Yan led the Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan as they flew at a low altitude along the route from his memory. When they passed by some 'Black-Corner Region' city along the way, they would land and pass through them by foot. They would pause for a moment at some auction houses and medicinal shops while crossing the cities in an attempt to search for the ingredients that they needed.
The speed of Xiao Yan's group was naturally much slower because of this. However, they also avoided much trouble. Xiao Yan tried to inquire about some news of 'Xiao Gate' along the way, but perhaps because this was the outer region of the 'Black-Corner Region', there was no detailed news about them despite many people having heard about this new faction that had suddenly risen within the last couple of years. Therefore, Xiao Yan felt quite helpless. Nevertheless, he was able to tell that 'Xiao Gate' did not meet too much trouble from the news that he had obtained. This caused him to sigh in relief.
Since he had learned that 'Xiao Gate' was fine, Xiao Yan was in no hurry to get there. He led the Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan along the many cities as he gathered some information about the few necessary ingredients needed to control the 'Woeful Poison Body'. Moreover, Xiao Yan was extremely interested in the large scale auctions that this 'Black-Corner Region' held because of the 'Purifying Demonic Lotus Flame' map fragment that he had obtained from an auction the last time. He also inquired about these auctions while gathering information.
Xiao Yan's three men group spent over ten days traveling and gathering information in this manner. They gradually arrived in the middle region of the 'Black-Corner Region'. It was in this place that Xiao Yan luckily obtained some information regarding a large scale auction.
Almost every city within this 'Black-Corner Region' would frequently hold an auction. However, the size of these individual auctions held were not big. Hence, it was difficult for them to attract Xiao Yan's attention. However, every once in awhile, there would be some extremely powerful factions within the 'Black-Corner Region' who would join hands with some other factions to gather many auction items together. Finally, they would hold a large-scale joint auction. The size of these auctions could basically be considered a big matter in the 'Black-Corner Region'. The grade and rarity of the auction items was enough to attract a countless number of experts and factions within the 'Black-Corner Region'…
The things that were auctioned in these places were far from what the Primer clan within the Jia Ma Empire could contend with. By just recalling how Xiao Yan's Three Thousand Lightning Movement, a Di class agility Dou Skill that even an expert Dou Huang coveted, was taken out at such an auction allowed one to tell just what kind of weight this kind of auction possessed.
The Primer clan's auctions would at the very most attract the attention of some expert Dou Wangs. It did not possess much attraction to someone like Xiao Yan. However, this kind of large scale auction in the 'Black-Corner Region' was different. It was not surprising that the experts that were attracted by such auctions included those of the Dou Zong class.
The auction which Xiao Yan had heard about this time around was held in a city called the Black Emperor City, which was located on the western side of the 'Black-Corner Region'. The owner of this city was the 'Black Emperor Sect'.
The Black Emperor Sect was quite renowned within the 'Black-Corner Region'. However, it was different from the other factions. It usually kept an exceptionally low profile when it did things. Its sect leader also did not enter the 'Black-Corner Region' Black Ranking. However, there were extremely few factions who had gone to the region where the Black Emperor Sect ruled and provoked them. This sect had stood for quite a long time within the 'Black-Corner Region'. It was rumored that the Gold Silver Elders were quite polite when meeting with this sect leader, who kept a low profile. From this, one could tell that this person's strength was definitely extraordinary.
The 'Black-Corner Region' was filled with various hidden tigers and dragons. These words were indeed true. This so-called Black Ranking did indeed possess some quality, but it did not encompass everyone. The true experts in this chaotic region mostly chose to hide…
Xiao Yan mused for a moment when he heard that the Black Emperor Sect was about to hold a large-scale auction. After which, he chose to head to the Black Emperor City. He possessed a lot of interest for such a large-scale auction. If he was lucky, he might even be able to obtain the news of the last map fragment when he was there. Even if he could not obtain news about the map, such a large-scale auction would end up gathering experts from all over the place. That place would definitely be extremely rich with information. Should he be lucky, he might even be able to obtain some information about a 'Heavenly Flame' or one of the three kinds of ingredients needed to control the 'Woeful Poison Body'.
Xiao Yan did not delay any longer once he made his decision. After purchasing a map of the 'Black-Corner Region' at a high price, he led the Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan out of the city, and rushed to that so-called Black Emperor City.
The 'Black-Corner Region' was extremely vast. Its area was something that even the sum of the Jia Ma Empire and Chu Yun Empire could not compare with. This large region that was filled with chaos naturally groomed many strong people. Even with Xiao Yan's strength, he needed to be a little cautious when wandering around this place. Although he had caused quite a number of factions from the 'Black-Corner Region' to suffer losses in his hands back then, those were only but a small portion present. With the growth in Xiao Yan's strength, his field of vision had also become much grander. Hence, he was clearly aware that in a place like the 'Black-Corner Region', it was naturally impossible for the strength of the Gold Silver Elders to be the strongest. The truly frightening people were the people who kept a low profile…
Therefore, one must remain cautious when dealing with anything in the 'Black-Corner Region'.
Three human figures walked slowly down a small, lush, green mountain forest path. The black-robed, young man in front held a piece of green grass within his mouth. His arms were crossed behind his head while his face was a lazy one. He allowed the warm sunlight that scattered down from the sky to shine on him through the gaps between the leaves.
"Xiao Yan, just how far away is this damn broken city?" The purple-haired, little girl behind the young man scrunched up her small face while she furiously questioned.
"Soon." The young man who was chewing the grass that contained a slight bitterness replied in a lazy manner.
"You have already said these words for more than ten times!" Zi Yan immediately erupted upon hearing these words. She leaped on Xiao Yan and hung onto him like a sloth while she bit randomly.
The girl wearing a white-colored dress by the side smiled when she saw Zi Yan's action. She immediately and involuntarily shook her head.
"Little girl, walking is also a form of training. Don't keep thinking of flying all day." Xiao Yan glanced at Zi Yan, who was hanging on his body. He ignored her as his footsteps kept a steady pace while his mouth revealed laughter.
"Who wants to commit to such boring training? The best training is for you to give me those medicinal ingredients that I have found." Zi Yan indignantly responded. She had found quite a number of rare medicinal ingredients during this half a year. In the end, all of them had been seized by this detestable fellow. Moreover, he even euphemistically said that one should make the best use of things.
Xiao Yan shrugged his shoulders. He was just about to speak when his footsteps suddenly paused. His dark-black eyes narrowed as he glanced at the distant mountain woods.
"What is it?" Zi Yan uncertainly asked while blinking her large eyes when she saw Xiao Yan paused.
"There is someone in front who is heading toward this place. It appears that they are fleeing." The Little Fairy Doctor casually mentioned. She looked at Xiao Yan when she spoke. She seemed to be waiting for his decision.
"There is no need to get involved. We will continue walking on our own." Xiao Yan vaguely smiled. Everyday, vengeful killings would play out within this 'Black-Corner Region'. He did not have the interest to go and rescue every one of them.
Two worn figures appeared on the edge of the small path within the mountain forest in a miserable manner while Xiao Yan's three man group was conversing. Numerous black figures appeared not far behind them. The dense killing intent was transmitted over despite them being far apart.
Xiao Yan finally saw the two figures as they fled even more intensely. They were one man and one woman. The man was around thirty years old while the woman was but a young lady.
The man's footsteps were staggering and his body showed some traces of blood. Clearly, he was injured. That young lady who was wearing a pale-purple dress appeared a little better. However, that exquisitely moving face of hers was filled with panic at this moment.
Perhaps it was because of the injuries, but the man's footsteps were sloppy while he was fleeing; therefore he nearly fell down. The young lady hurriedly lifted him up. A pair of sparkling, large eyes revealed some moisture because of her panic.
The many black figures behind suddenly closed the gap while these two people were delayed in this manner. Dark and cold killing intent caused the backs of these two people to be filled with dense cold sweat.
The man grit his teeth. He turned his head to glance at the people closing in on them. Despair involuntarily surfaced in his heart. Just when this despair surfaced, his eyes coincidentally saw the three human figures not far in front of him. He immediately grabbed hold of the last straw and hurriedly cried out, "Friends in front. Please lend a hand and rescue us. We will definitely reward you heavily after this!"
The group of people giving chase suddenly increased their speed when this cry was emitted. Finally, they flashed and encircled the two. Coincidentally, Xiao Yan's three people group was also within this encirclement.
"Tsk tsk, you are still thinking of fleeing?" A black-clothed person looked down at the miserable pair from a higher vantage point as he laughed in a strange manner.
The hopelessness in the eyes and heart of the man grew even denser following the sealing off of his escape path. Immediately, he could only throw his eyes, that were crying for help, to Xiao Yan's three people group.
Xiao Yan's eyes glanced at the man. His gaze immediately swept over the purple-clothed, young lady by the side. Although the latter's forehead was covered by a thread of black hair, any sharp-eyed person could tell with a glance that this young lady was quite a beauty. Once she matured over time, it was likely that she would cause quite a number of men to grovel under her skirt. Unfortunately, however… she would not have sufficient time.
"Little fellow, the roads under the sky are very wide and we can each take one side. Please do not meddle in another's business!" The black-clothed people also discovered Xiao Yan's three people group. The eyes of the man who had spoken earlier chilled as he spoke in a deep voice.
"I am only passing by…" Xiao Yan faintly replied. After which, his gaze was withdrawn from the hopeful eyes of the purple-clothed, young lady. His expression was indifferent as he avoided them.
The faces of the man and young lady instantly turned pale-white when they saw Xiao Yan's action. The latter tightly clenched her silver teeth and viciously stared at Xiao Yan's back. She seemed to be unable to understand why this person who was quite handsome was such a coward.
The surrounding black-clothed people were extremely satisfied with this tactful action of Xiao Yan. All of them laughed in a strange manner.
"This friend, we are people from the Jia Nan Academy. Please lend a hand and rescue us. This matter is of great importance. The academy will definitely provide a satisfactory reward after this!" That man seemed to be unwilling to give up as he cried out once again.
"Instructor Mai Di, don't beg him. He will not help. Do you actually expect that this kind of cowardly indifferent person would chase away these fellows?" The purple-clothed, young lady by the side clenched her silver teeth as she replied.
Unexpectedly, Xiao Yan, who was about to exit the encirclement of the black-clothed people, suddenly paused his footsteps when the man's voice sounded.