Chapter 869: Leave
Xiao Yan smiled after watching Mo Tian Xing slowly withdraw. However, the 'Angry Buddha Lotus Flame' in his hand did not show the slightest sign of scattering. Instead, under the stimulation of the Dou Qi within his body, it turned a darker green. Moreover, the Little Fairy Doctor had also taken the opportunity to appear beside Xiao Yan, protecting him. Her clear cold gaze was locked onto the withdrawing Mo Tian Xing. The words of these old foxes did not possess any thing to trust.
However, Mo Tian Xing did not dare to play any tricks in front of Xiao Yan's groups menacing gazes. He obediently withdrew some distance before sweeping his gaze around the sky. His expression involuntarily changed after failing to discover any traces of Mo Ya and Qi Shan. Immediately, his gaze hurriedly swept all around. His body moved a moment later, transforming into a ray of light as he rushed over to the spot where Mo Ya had landed earlier. Around two minutes later, Mo Tian Xing held a miserable human figure who possessed a weary breath. He slowly ascended into the air.
"He he, this little girl really does not know how to hold back. However, I already had thoughts about teaching this fellow a lesson. Today, I shall consider this an early lesson…" Mo Tian Xing grabbed Mo Ya and only released the large stone in his heart when he learned that the latter was still alive. He laughed to Zi Yan. However, despite the smile on his face, a furious and sinister expression hid deep within his eyes. From the looks of it, he would have charged over and killed Zi Yan had he not been afraid of the Little Fairy Doctor and the 'Angry Lotus Buddha Flame' in Xiao Yan's hand.
Xiao Yan smiled, appearing to have not sensed the hidden enmity within Mo Tian Xing's eyes. His mouth emitted a whistle and the experts from both 'Xiao Gate' and the Jia Nan Academy swiftly escaped from their entanglement, and swiftly rushed over to the location of the former.
"Are you alright?" Xiao Li hurriedly asked when he appeared in front of Xiao Yan. That anxious manner of his seemed to be afraid that Xiao Yan had suffered some injuries.
Xiao Yan smiled and shook his head. After seeing that everyone's aura had become somewhat unstable due to them experiencing a big battle, he waved his hand and said, "The Black Emperor Sect will no longer intervene. Han Feng and the experts from the Demon Flame Valley present are nothing to be afraid of."
Xiao Li laughed. His gaze was filled with fear as he glanced at the fire lotus in Xiao Yan's hand. It was emitting a frightening energy which caused his entire body to feel uneasy. He laughed, "You really do have some ability to frighten Mo Tian Xing off without even attacking."
Xiao Yan smiled and said, "That old fellow is afraid that I will use the 'Angry Buddha Lotus Flame' to disturb him and allow the Little Fairy Doctor to use the opportunity to attack. Otherwise, just this 'Angry Buddha Lotus Flame' alone would not be enough to frighten off this old fox."
"Have you gotten ahold of the thing?" Xiao Li vaguely nodded before immediately using a voice that could only be heard by the two of them to inquire.
Xiao Yan laughed softly before lowering his chin in front of Xiao Li's surprised eyes.
"Sect leader Mo, you should not be tricked by this little fellow. Your actions today have already offended him. Even if he does not find trouble with you today, he will definitely come and look for you in the future. How will you deal with them alone?" Han Feng's cold cry suddenly resounded over the sky while Xiao Yan and Xiao Li were conversing. Finally, it was transmitted into Mo Tian Xing's ears.
Mo Tian Xing knit his brows when he heard Han Feng's words. Immediately, he spoke in a calm manner, "This is a matter of my sect and you need not be bothered with it. Although your promise to me is attractive, it is on the precondition that I have the life to enjoy it. Therefore, you should fend for yourself."
Given Mo Tian Xing's shrewdness, he was naturally aware that his strength could only be equal to that of the Little Fairy Doctor. If Xiao Yan, who posessed a shocking strength, was included, he would definitely be defeated. Moreover, the fate of being defeated might mean losing this old life of his. Mo Tian Xing did not need to ponder on whether to choose between his life and temptation.
Mo Tian Xing's words caused Han Feng's face to twitch. After cursing 'old bastard' in his heart, he withdrew his body from Su Qian's suppression.
Han Feng's heart clearly understood that if Mo Tian Xing really washed his hands off, he would have no other choice but to flee for his life. After all, he alone could not contend with two elite Dou Zongs. Moreover, there was Xiao Yan who was prepared to throw the frightening fire lotus Dou Skill at any moment…
If he were to continue being entangled in such a situation, he could only be described as seeking death. Han Feng, who had similarly muddled within the 'Black-Corner Region' for many years, also understood that nothing was more important than this life of his.
"Xiao Yan, don't think that you will be alright by holding onto the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. I will not give up. Today, you have killed three Elders from the Demon Flame Valley. The Old Ground Demon Ghost (Nickname) will not let you off. At that time, you will definitely have difficulty escaping death even if you have the Jia Nan Academy's backing!" Han Feng withdrew his body and swiftly created a safe distance between Su Qian's and Xiao Yan's group. His gaze swept around him before a ferocious smile flashed across his eyes as he let out a sharp cry.
Han Feng did not hide this cry of his. Hence, his words immediately fell into the many ears the surrounding mountain range. Private conversations erupted in an instant.
"The Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva is in Xiao Yan's hands?"
"Xiao Yan? Is that the chief of 'Xiao Gate'?"
"Hee hee, the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva is really a good thing. If one wants to leave with it safely, one must have some ability…"
Xiao Yan knit his brows when he heard the private conversations around the mountains. He sensed the greedy gazes that were shot over from all directions. He immediately glanced at Han Feng in an icy-cold manner. The latter had clearly released this information on purpose. His aim was to turn Xiao Yan's group into everyone's enemy.
"Xiao Yan, leave quickly. This news will likely cause many people to have envious eyes. Only by returning to the Jia Nan Academy can be considered safe." Su Qian's figure swiftly appeared beside Xiao Yan as he spoke with a solemn expression.
"Who is the Old Ground Demon Ghost?" Xiao Yan asked somewhat uncertainly.
"The founder of the Demon Flame Valley. Moreover, he could also be considered a genuine old person within the 'Black-Corner Region'. He is of an even earlier generation than Mo Tian Xing. Come to think about it, he could even be said to be an expert of the headmaster's generation. Of course, this Old Ground Demon Ghost's strength is naturally far inferior to the headmaster's power. However, according to what I know, the current him should possess the strength of a five or six star Dou Zong." Su Qian's expression changed slightly when this name was mentioned. He hesitated a little before explaining him in a deep voice.
"A five or six star Dou Zong huh…" Xiao Yan's expression also changed when he heard this. It was likely that an 'Angry Buddha Lotus Flame' formed from the merger of two kinds of 'Heavenly Flames' would have difficulty injuring an expert of that level.
"It is unexpected that the Demon Flame Valley would actually possess such an expert…" Xiao Yan frowned and softly sighed.
"You also need not be too worried. This Old Ground Demon Ghost frequently undertakes retreats. Moreover, he will undertake retreats from decade to decade. He will seldom appear if it is not a matter that involves the survival of the Demon Flame Valley… moreover, even if he does appear, that old fellow might not dare to do anything to my Jia Nan Academy. That old ghost is extremely afraid of the headmaster." Su Qian smiled and comforted when he saw Xiao Yan's worry.
"That headmaster that has not been seen is even less reliable than that Old Ground Demon Ghost. During my many years in the Jia Nan Academy, I am still unaware of his appearance…" Xiao Yan involuntarily laughed when he heard this.
"*Cough*… this, the headmaster is indeed extremely mysterious. That old fellow loves to travel all over the place. That… honestly speaking, even I have not seen him for over a decade." Su Qian dryly coughed. He wanted to explain a little but he involuntarily grumbled in the end.
Xiao Yan's sleeves wiped off the cold sweat on his forehead as he helplessly shook his head. His gaze became slightly dense as it swept over Han Feng in the sky. After which, he nodded slightly and said, "Forget it. I don't care. Let's return to the Jia Nan Academy."
Although Xiao Yan's heart really wanted to get the Little Fairy Doctor and First Elder Su Qian to kill Han Feng, such a situation was unsuitable. After all, the Little Fairy Doctor and First Elder Su Qian would have to exhaust themselves if they wanted to kill Han Feng. Once Xiao Yan lost the great fighting strength of these two, it was likely that even he would not have the confidence to successfully bring the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva back to the Jia Nan Academy."
Su Qian also sighed in relief when he saw that Xiao Yan did not intend to attack Han Feng. He had exchanged blows with Han Feng earlier, and clearly understood just how troublesome and cunning the latter was. At that time, they would suffer some injuries even if they killed him. In this situation where everyone was watching them with ill intent, any losses they suffered would definitely ignite the greed in some people's hearts. When it came to that, there would really be an endless amount of trouble.
Xiao Yan gently waved his hand and the experts from 'Xiao Gate' and the Jia Nan Academy clustered together. They cautiously studied their surroundings before the group rushed in the direction of the Jia Nan Academy under Xiao Yan's command in front of everyone's eyes.
Since they were afraid of someone launching a sneak attack, Xiao Yan did not scatter the 'Angry Buddha Lotus Flame' in his hand. Instead, he placed it above his head, causing it to appear like a lamp. That hot light suppressed the greed in the hearts of quite a number of people.
The departure of Xiao Yan's group stirred up quite a big commotion. Many people's gazes lingered between greed and fear. Finally, quite a number of people were unable to endure the greed in their hearts, so they quietly followed from a distance…
Han Feng stood in the sky. His gaze was dark and cold as he stared at the backs of Xiao Yan's group, which were starting to disappear. A moment later, he coldly laughed and a suction force surged. Immediately, three corpse, who had lost their lives earlier, flew up before remaining suspended in front of him.
Han Feng's gaze swept over the corpse of Fang Yan and the two Elders, which were turning cold. The denseness in his eyes grew even more intense. His mouth parted to form a smile, revealing white teeth. He muttered to himself, "My good junior, hopefully, you will be able to successfully bring the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva back to the Jia Nan Academy. At that time, I will have a way to invite the Old Ground Demon Ghost out. After which… it will be time for your 'Xiao Gate' to be destroyed!"
"Therefore, don't disappoint this senior!"
A ferocity that chilled one's heart suddenly surged onto Han Feng's face when he finished speaking his words.
Chapter 870: Turn of Events
Lush-green tree branches interwove above, sprouting from the tall trees that populated the forest. They appeared like an enormous spider web that covered the sky. Under the cover of these large trees, even sunlight had difficulty breaking through.
A light ray passed through the gaps between the dense trees. It transformed into half a foot wide light pillar as it shot down. It shined on a large group of human figures who were resting with their legs crossed.
There were around fifteen to sixteen human figures in this group. All of them had rich, powerful auras, and were clearly not weaklings. A couple of people among them even had obscure auras, making it difficult to detect their actual strengths. However, from the degree of respect on the faces of the people around, it was clear that these people were the core of this group.
A couple of muffled sounds suddenly appeared in the distant quiet forest. Immediately, the sounds of physical flesh falling to the ground followed. One seemed to be able to hear some miserable cries. However, the people seated on the ground did not move. They ignored the miserable cries that filled their ears. A couple of minutes later, a few human figures flashed out of the dense forest before landing on some empty ground. They knelt to a black-robed young man and said, "Chief, those fellows behind, who were a little close, have been quietly removed by us."
The black-robed young man finally opened his tightly shut eyes upon hearing these words. He revealed a pair of ink-like pupils and nodded before letting out a cold laugh, "These fellows are really too reckless… First Elder, how much further until we arrive at the Jia Nan Academy?"
"If no accidents happen, we might be able to reach it by the day after tomorrow." A white-haired old man beside the black-robed young man smiled and said, "Fortunately, we have quite a number of people on our side. Otherwise, we would have been disturbed by those troublesome flies until we found it difficult to rest."
The black-robed young man also smiled. He raised his head a little to reveal a familiar young face in the warm sunlight. This person was Xiao Yan and the people surrounding him were naturally those from 'Xiao Gate' and the Jia Nan Academy who had left the Black Emperor City.
Two days had already passed since that big battle. During these two days, Xiao Yan's group had increased their speed as they rushed to the Jia Nan Academy. However, there is still an unceasing number of greedy fellows following them despite their traveling speed. They were like hungry wolves that were staying far away, but were still prepared to act at any moment if prompted by the slightest opportunity. Although quite a number of them were eliminated by the vicious tactics of 'Xiao Gate' and the Jia Nan Academy, a number of them continued to surge forth, acting just like vampire bats that had sniffed the scent of fresh blood.
Moreover, regardless of the changes of the route Xiao Yan's group took, these fellows were still able to accurately follow… after this situation continued to happen, Xiao Yan's group could tell that there was definitely someone behind spurring them on. Moreover, there were only a handful of people who possessed such an ability.
However, despite being stared at by many pairs of eyes, it was fortunate that most of the experts from 'Xiao Gate' and the Jia Nan Academy had come this time around. Hence, some things did not need to trouble Xiao Yan to deal with personally. Otherwise, he would definitely become tired because of these countless number of fellows and he would probably not be able to avoid any losses.
"Although the people chasing us do not lack skilled individuals, an expert at a similar level to Han Feng has not appeared. Therefore, we are still able to manage despite it being a little annoying." The Little Fairy Doctor by his side softly spoke.
"That old fellow will not give up easily. He definitely wants the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. Therefore…" Xiao Yan shook his head as his finger gently rubbed his Storage Ring. A strange expression flashed across his eyes. It immediately disappeared as Xiao Yan's gaze shot to the large man who was cautiously observing the activity outside the forest. He said in a deep voice, "Alright, let's continue on our journey. Big Yao, you should lead a couple of experts from 'Xiao Gate' to look after our backs. If anyone approaches, just attack them, but retreat if you meet any enemies that you cannot defeat."
"Yes, chief!" Big Yao nodded his head when he heard Xiao Yan's words.
Xiao Yan exchanged glances with Su Qian and the others after giving the instructions. They swiftly got up and waved their hands. Numerous human figures began to soar as they swept through the forest like ferocious leopards. After which, they quickly rushed out of the forest. Behind them, Big Yao led a couple of experts from 'Xiao Gate' and slowly followed. He cautiously scanned the surroundings…
The journey swiftly became shorter amid the repeated chasing. However, the experts from the 'Black-Corner Region,' the ones chasing Xiao Yan's group, seemed to be aware that they were coming increasingly closer to the Jia Nan Academy. Immediately, their hearts began to feel restless and uncomfortable. If Xiao Yan's group were allowed to enter the Jia Nan Academy, they would completely lose the opportunity to snatch the item. Hence, more and more people's greed overcame their reasoning as they began to unleash various sneak attacks on Xiao Yan's group. However, all of them ended up with a miserable death. During one of the sneak attacks, there were even three expert Dou Huangs who had joined hands only to leave behind one corpse. The other two fled miserably after being seriously injured. It was not an easy task to snatch something from the hands of two elite Dou Zongs.
After the three elite Dou Huangs suffered a massive defeat and withdrew, quite a number of greedy people quietly woke up a little. Now, they finally came to a sudden understanding that there were two genuine Dou Zongs within the group that they were following… after thinking about how powerful and frightening an elite Dou Zong was, a chill had gradually rose within the hearts of quite a number of people. Therefore, they began to quietly withdraw.
The dark-black night covered the vast, endless mountain range. A low, deep beast roar reverberated for a long time. Faint moonlight scattered down, but had difficulty expelling the darkness shrouding the forest.
Quite a number of fires had appeared in the forest as a group of human figures, with somewhat tattered clothes, began to sit down with their legs-crossed one after another. Clearly, they had experienced quite an intense battle along the way.
Although their expressions were somewhat miserable, quite a number of people still displayed a radiance. Once they endured the night, they would be able to reach the Jia Nan Academy the next day. At that time, they could be at ease.
Xiao Yan's gaze swept across the somewhat tired people as he sat beside a fire. He slightly smiled and flicked his hand. Over ten round medicinal pills flew out and paused in front of everyone's stunned gazes.
"It has been hard on everyone these past few days. Consume this medicinal pill. It will benefit all of you." Xiao Yan laughed.
Joy immediately surged into everyone's eyes when they heard this. They hurriedly grabbed the medicinal pill and bowed to Xiao Yan. All of them were aware of Xiao Yan's status as an alchemist, and naturally understood that the thing in their hands would definitely not be ordinary.
Xiao Yan smiled. He exchanged glances with Su Qian and the Little Fairy Doctor after watching everyone consume the medicinal pills, swiftly cross their legs, and train.
"We will return to the Jia Nan Academy tomorrow…" Xiao Yan's finger gently touched his Storage Ring as he softly muttered.
"These few days have really strained people. Even these old bones of mine are somewhat unable to endure…" Su Qian stretched his lazy waist and laughed.
"We have troubled First Elder these few days." Xiao Yan cupped his hands to Su Qian, but the latter merely waved his sleeves. His eyes narrowed and seemed to have entered a fake sleep state.
"You should guard them. I will find a quiet place to study the ruler technique Dou Skill I recently obtained." Xiao Yan waited a moment before suddenly turning his head to the Little Fairy Doctor to give her some instructions. He then immediately got up and walked into the forest.
Xiao Yan walked through the dark forest for some time before a small clear stream appeared in front of him. His body moved and he appeared on a large rock beside the small stream. After sweeping his gaze once around, he finally sat cross-legged. He swung his hand and the Six-Joint Flowing Ruler Technique scroll, he had obtained from the auction, appeared in his hand.
Xiao Yan gently inhaled a breath of cool air as he slowly pushed the scroll open. His attention gradually began to focus.
Other than the sound of trickling water, it was completely silent beside the small stream. The cool moonlight scattered down from above, covering the black-robed young man on a huge rock.
As Xiao Yan's attention totally sunk into the scroll, the activity of the outside world was automatically isolated by Xiao Yan…
Time gradually flowed by during the dark night, Xiao Yan maintained this posture for nearly an hour. Only after that did a strange glow suddenly flash over the Storage Ring on his finger. Immediately, a jade box shot out without any warning!
A layer of somewhat illusory energy was surrounding the jade box that had fled from the Storage Ring. The illusory energy slightly wiggled. Within a breath's time, it transformed into an old figure.
"Tsk tsk, chief Xiao, thank you for escorting me all the way. The old me shall take my leave!"
The somewhat old illusionary figure had just appeared when it laughed at Xiao Yan on the enormous rock in a strange manner. Its body did not pause for even a moment. With a flash, it gripped the jade box and shot toward the dark forest.
The old figure's speed was extremely quick. Within a few flashes, the swift and mobile figure was in close proximity to the dark forest. However, a faint laugh strangely sounded behind him just as he was about to charge into the forest.
"Old Ying Shan, you have really failed to endure…"
The old figure suddenly stiffened when he heard this voice!
Chapter 871: Eliminating The Hidden Danger
The old figure stiffened for an instant before swiftly recovering. Without turning around, he continued toward the dark forest.
The old figure had just entered the gloomy forest when a sharp, cold glint suddenly flashed and appeared. It carried a dense wind that caused one's hairs to stand as it trickily and viciously shot toward his throat.
The sudden attack caught the old human figure somewhat off guard. However, it was fortunate that the figures strength was not weak. Immediately, a low cry was emitted from his mouth and the space in front of him suddenly became distorted. The cold glint's path was altered because of the distorted air, causing it to fly past his shoulder.
"Who is it?" The old human figure cried out furiously after dodging the attack. He waved his shriveled hand before suddenly clenching it. Immediately a couple of partially visible energy arcs violently grabbed at a certain spot in the dark forest.
Five sharp winds shot out of the old human figure's hand-claw. They blasted apart a couple of enormous trees that were as thick as one's thigh, causing sawdust to scatter in all directions.
The old human figure's face changed after his attack failed to hit his target. He was just about to withdraw when a white-colored figure suddenly flashed and appeared in a lightning-like manner. A gray fog that carried a slight stench came pouncing over.
The old human figure had sensed something before the fog came into contact with his body. Having vast experience, he could tell at a glance that this mist contained a lethal poison. He immediately waved his sleeves. A wild, violent wind erupted from them and blew away the fog. Borrowing this obstruction, his toes pressed on the empty air and his body suddenly rose to the sky. A 'chi' sound was finally emitted as he broke through the dense tree branches.
After having broken out of the forest, the old figure was just about to flee when his body suddenly stiffened. He raised his head. His face immediately turned ugly as he glared at the white-haired old man suspended in the sky.
The old human figure turned his head slightly as a cold voice was emitted with his teeth, revealing a familiar face. This figure was surprisingly Old Ying Shan, the person who had taken the initiative to give up on the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva before.
"Ke ke, mister Ying Shan's tactics are quite good. You were actually able to hide your Spiritual Strength in the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. Even I could barely sense it…" A soft laugh sounded from behind Old Ying Shan. The latter turned his head only to see Xiao Yan flapping his jade-green fire wings above the sea of trees.
"It is unexpected that you actually discovered it… where is the last person? Call them out too!" Old Ying Shan coldly cried out. His expression was somewhat dark and solemn as he suddenly looked at the sea of trees under him.
The dense tree branches suddenly shook after Old Ying Shan's voice sounded. Immediately, a graceful white-colored figure flashed out. Finally, a white dress drifted and appeared in the sky. A somewhat swift figure coincidentally sealed off Old Ying Shan's retreat path.
"Ke ke, old demon, you are really cunning. If Xiao Yan were not an alchemist nor possessed a Spiritual Strength that exceeded that of an ordinary person, it is likely that he would not have sensed your spirit hiding in the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva." Su Qian smiled and laughed as he observed Old Ying.
"Since you had already discovered me, why did you not act earlier?" Old Ying Shan coldly laughed. When he had hidden his spirit in the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, he had planned to wait for Xiao Yan and Han Feng to engage in battle. He was willing to wait for them to end up seriously injured before suddenly stealing the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva without anyone realizing. However, the final result was not as perfect as he had imagined. Xiao Yan used a lightning-like tactic to kill the three Elders from the Demon Flame Valley. Finally, he displayed the 'Angry Buddha Lotus Flame,' causing Han Feng and Mo Tian Xing to quietly fear him. The two could only withdraw. Thus, the Little Fairy Doctor and Su Qian had managed to maintain their fighting strength. Given Old Ying Shan's strength, he might be unafraid of a one-on-one fight with either one of them, but he would certainly be defeated if he fought the two of them alone.
"There were far too many people giving chase during these last two days, and I did not have the time to bother with you. Moreover, it must be said that this tactic of yours of hiding your spirit is indeed extremely unique. I could sense it, but I could not find it. After all, there are a countless number of greedy people giving chase from behind, making it impossible for me to take out the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva to carefully observe it. Once we reach Jia Nan Academy and I had sufficient time to study the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, the imprint would definitely be dragged out. Therefore…"
"So the reason you purposefully left by yourself was to get the old me to reveal myself!" Old Ying Shan's face twitched. He did not expect to to fall for Xiao Yan's scheme. The flawless plan he had come up with to hide himself had actually been discovered by Xiao Yan long ago.
Xiao Yan smiled. His gaze swept over Old Ying Shan's illusionary body and laughed in a faint manner, "Mister Ying Shan, please hand the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva back to me. I can let bygones be bygones. Although you are currently only a spiritual body, if this spirit is beaten and scattered by us, it is likely that your original body will suffer quite the damage. Moreover… by relying on my senses, I might even be able to find the position of your actual body.
Old Ying Shan's face slightly changed as he laughed in a faint manner, "Brat, do you really treat the old me as having been frightened while growing up? If you really wish to force me, the old me will destroy this Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva right now. I will see what you can do at that time."
"This spiritual avatar skill old Mister Ying is using seems to be one that requires your actual body to remain a short distance away, no? This means that your actual body should not be far from us. If I did not sense wrongly…" Xiao Yan narrowed his eyes. A moment later, he suddenly opened them and his finger pointed to a shadowy forest in the northern direction. He coldly laughed, "Your actual body should be in that direction, right?"
Even with Old Ying Shan's schemingness, his expression involuntarily changed when he saw where Xiao Yan had pointed. The Qi Method he practiced was extremely unique. If his spiritual avatar were to be struck and scattered, he would end up in a weakened state, and would only be able to recover after training for a period of time. However, if his actual body was found, the situation could become a fatal one.
Hence, Old Ying Shan placed his actual body in an extremely hidden and safe place each time he used his Qi Method. However, that position was currently being pointed out by Xiao Yan. In other words, if the latter was allowed to search carefully, he might be able to find the exact position of Old Ying Shan's actual body. At that time…
The coldness on Xiao Yan's face faded slightly when he saw Old Ying Shan's changing expression under the moonlight. He softly said, "Old Mister Ying, I am respecting you as a senior of the 'Black-Corner Region.' That is why I did not have anyone attack you. As long as you return the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, I, Xiao Yan, guarantee that you will leave without suffering the slightest loss."
Faced with Xiao Yan's alternating tactics of persuasion, Old Ying Shan's changing expression had become a little better. A moment later, it gradually stabilized and he inhaled a deep breath of air. His gaze slowly swept to Su Qian and Little Fairy Doctor who were looking at him with ill intent. The sharp aura that was spreading from their bodies caused Old Ying Shan to bitterly laugh. Forget about him currently being a spiritual avatar. Even at his peak condition, it would be difficult for him to successfully flee from the hands of these two people.
"It is indeed the case of the new wave replacing the old. Looks like this 'Black-Corner Region' is the world of the young. Forget it, consider yourself victorious. This Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva…" Old Ying Shan shook his head and sighed. He lifted the jade box in his hand slightly, and hesitated for a moment. He then clenched his teeth and tossed it over, "I'll give it to you."
Xiao Yan smiled slightly as he looked at the jade box being thrown over. However, he did not use his hand to grab it. Instead, he flicked his finger and a hidden force surged out to receive the jade box. After which, the force controlled the box, carefully keeping it suspended in front of him.
Old Ying Shan's brows were slightly knit without anyone noticing when he observed Xiao Yan's extremely cautious manner. He immediately let out a cold cry, "Hmph, even if you obtain the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, it is likely that you will have difficulty getting information about the Bodhisattva Heart behind it."
"My aim is not that distant and unreachable Bodhisattva Heart. Instead, it is this Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva." Xiao Yan smiled slightly as he replied in a soft, gentle voice.
The Little Fairy Doctor's cold but pretty face revealed a startled look when she heard Xiao Yan's words. A touched expression flashed through her transparent eyes. She naturally knew just how much effort Xiao Yan had put in to help her control the 'Woeful Poison Body.' He was even willing to become enemies with these old fellows who possessed frightening strength…
Although her heart was touched, the Little Fairy Doctor would naturally not reveal too much given her character. However, a gentle ripple had been created in her old-well-like heart. This caused her cold, sealed-off heart to quietly melt.
"Hmph, your words sound nice. It is unexpected that the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva would end up in your hands with so many people coming to snatch it… goodbye." Old Ying Shan curled his mouth and ceased saying any nonsense. His body shook and gradually turned illusionary. A moment later, he had completely disappeared.
The speed at which Old Ying Shan disappeared was extremely fast. Within a split second, his spiritual body had escaped the range of Xiao Yan's senses, and disappeared within the endless darkness.
The Little Fairy Doctor and Su Qian sighed in relief after they saw Old Ying Shan hand over the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. Their bodies moved and they appeared beside Xiao Yan. They looked at the jade box floating near him and involuntarily laughed, "We have finally gotten this old fellow to give up."
A strange smile surfaced on the corner of Xiao Yan's mouth when he heard this. He shook his head slightly and softly asked, "How could it be so easy? This old fox…"
Xiao Yan flicked his finger after his words sounded. The invisible Fallen Heart Flame rose from his finger and swallowed the jade box within it.
The jade box immediately turned into powder under the high temperature of the Fallen Heart Flame, revealing a life-like Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva which was slowly wiggling. Xiao Yan's gaze drifted over and a cold smile surfaced on his face. He controlled a thread of the Fallen Heart Flame and slowly wrapped it around the latter.
Following the wrapping of the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, a certain portion of the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva shook and threads of white smoke rose from it. A slight 'chi chi' sound seemed to emit a faint miserable cry…
Old Ying Shan, whose spiritual body had just returned to his physical body—hidden in a cave on a cliff a thousand meters away from Xiao Yan's group, suddenly changed his expression as Xiao Yan controlled his flame. A mouthful of fresh blood was suddenly spat from his mouth. Immediately, Old Ying Shan raised his head, and viciously glared in the direction of Xiao Yan's group. He screamed, "Very good, what a cautious brat. The old me shall remember you!"
Xiao Yan smiled. He placed the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva in a newly obtained jade box while he was above the sea of trees. He lazily stretched his waist and softly said, "We have finally eliminated this trouble. Now, we can calmly return to the Jia Nan Academy…"
Chapter 872: Reaching Peace Town
A quiet, small town was located on the intersection between the 'Black-Corner Region' and the Jia Nan Academy. The sunlight from the sky scattered down and lit up the horizontal inscription on the board that hung above the entrance of the small town. Three somewhat ordinary words that did not have any murderous aura appeared under the sunlight, allowing one to feel calm.
The hearts of Xiao Yan's group appeared to have released a large rock as they ascended a hill and looked down on the small town below. A long breath was slowly exhaled from his mouth before gradually turning into nothingness. This journey was really somewhat tortuous.
"Let's go, there will no longer be anyone giving chase after we enter Peace Town… the Jia Nan Academy has already received the message, and there are quite a number of experts in the small town prepared to receive us." Su Qian's gaze was slowly withdrawn from the small town as he spoke with a smile.
Xiao Yan gently nodded. He turned his head slightly to look back. There were still human figures drifting not far behind as numerous greedy and dissatisfied glances were shot from the dark corners.
"This is really a group of people who have quite the perseverance." A cold smile surfaced on Xiao Yan's mouth as he shook his head. He ignored them as he waved his hand. His body leaped down from the hilltop, and transformed into a black shadow that took the lead to rush toward Peace Town. Following behind him, the experts from 'Xiao Gate' and the Jia Nan Academy emitted numerous laughs. Those fellows behind them had caused them to feel disgust and irritation throughout the journey.
Numerous dissatisfied gazes watched as Xiao Yan's group rushed over to the small town. However, all they could do was grit their teeth before gradually scattering. Only some stubborn fellows continue to dwell in this place. They hoped a special situation would occur to allow them to gain some advantage.
However, the situation they hoped for did not happen. Xiao Yan's group successfully entered Peace Town before disappearing from their sight…
A gray-robed, human figure stepped on tree branches and stood in the air atop an enormous tree. The dense eyes under the gray robe focused on Xiao Yan's group backs, which had become distant. A moment later, the figure raised his head slightly and revealed a dark, cold yet familiar face. It was surprisingly Han Feng.
"My good junior. This senior will not give up so easily. Just wait. After killing the Demon Flame Valley's three Elders, your good days have already come to an end. For now… I will allow you to enjoy your time!" A dense chill lifted the corners of Han Feng's mouth as he coldly laughed in a soft voice.
A strange smile that could penetrate a person was also revealed under the gray robe after the cold laughter sounded. However, the human figure slowly became illusionary and finally scattered into nothingness.
Xiao Yan's group had just entered 'Peace Town', when the sound of humans moving through the air appeared. Within a short moment, the top of the buildings where Xiao Yan's group had appeared were filled with cautious people. The caution on these human figures' faces swiftly scattered when they saw Su Qian, and a joy that was difficult to hide replaced it.
"Its First Elder and the others. They are back!"
The joyous cry swiftly spread through the small town. Immediately over ten human figures with powerful auras rushed out of the small town. They appeared in front of Xiao Yan's group in the blink of an eye. Looking at the badges on their chests, they were surprisingly Elders of the academy.
"Old fellow, you are finally back. If we did not hear any information from you within two days, I was planning to lead some people into the 'Black-Corner Region' to search for you." An old yet powerful voice suddenly sounded from behind after the appearance of these ten plus Elders. Immediately, a lively old man took big strides forward. The surrounding Elders who saw him hurriedly made a path.
"Hu Gan, why is it that you are still so unceremonious… if you don't control your temper, you will have to wait an unknown amount of time before you advance to the Dou Zong class." Su Qian smiled and replied when he saw this old fellow whom Xiao Yan was quite familiar with.
"Chi, what does advancing to the Dou Zong class have to do with temper." Hu Gan curled his mouth. His gaze immediately paused on Xiao Yan. He observed him a little before letting out a praise from his mouth, "How unexpected. Little fellow, when you had first entered Peace Town back then, you were merely a Da Dou Shi. Within a couple of years, you have actually become an expert Dou Huang… this training speed, it is unlikely that there is anyone who could surpass you even in the Jia Nan Academy."
"Xiao Yan greets deputy headmaster." Xiao Yan smiled when he heard this. He quickly cupped his hand to Hu Gan and respectfully responded.
"Alright, why are you acting like an outsider? Moreover, with your current ability, I am not worthy of you being so polite." Hu Gan might have spoken in this manner but from the look of the smiling expression on his face, it was clear that he was pleased with Xiao Yan's manners. He fondled his chin, and turned his head to the people on the roof, who were sweeping the place with curious gazes, before crying out loud, "Little brats, this is the chief of 'Pan's Gate', Xiao Yan, from the Inner Academy, whom all of you have frequently mentioned. However, he is a genuine expert Dou Huang. Do you know 'Xiao Gate'? The faction that has frequently dispatched experts to protect all of you each time you head to the 'Black-Corner Region' to train? That is also something that he established. He is different from you people who still need others to protect you."
All the people on the roofs were startled when they heard Hu Gan's voice. A strong glint suddenly erupted from their eyes as their gazes carefully weighed Xiao Yan. Private conversations repeatedly spread like a pile of houseflies.
"Is he senior Xiao Yan? He is indeed extremely young. Moreover, he looks quite handsome, and is better looking than the statute."
"Hee hee, do you have a crush? However, there are quite a number of people within the academy who possess good feelings mixed with curiosity for this mysterious senior. This sister of yours is also your greatest competitor."
"Chi…" Waves of lovely silver-bell-like laughs erupted while these two young ladies, who looked quite similar, were arguing. Their extremely pretty waistlines, that became visible during their laughter, caused quite a number of male students to throw their gazes over.
"It is unexpected that senior Xiao Yan has become an expert Dou Huang at such a young age. He is indeed worthy of being the founder of 'Pan's Gate'…"
"Currently, 'Pan's Gate' is the strongest faction within the Jia Nan Academy. Over thirty spots on the Inner Academy's top fifty Strong Ranking belong to the members of 'Pan's Gate'. Moreover, even a couple of Elders held positions in 'Pan's Gate'. This strength is something that not a single faction can surpass even now…"
Even with Xiao Yan's thick skin, his face involuntarily turned a little red when he heard the many private conversations and felt the unusual gazes thrown over. This was especially because of the sparkling fiery eyes of some young girls and their appearance of being unable to contain themselves, wanting to throw themselves over. It was unexpected that there were still some people in the Jia Nan Academy who remembered him after having been gone for two years. However, his tensed heart had quietly relaxed when he sensed the vigor and liveliness from those young men and women. His heart involuntarily let out a quiet sigh, "It is good to be young…"
When he spoke these words, he seemed to have forgotten that he was actually not much older than these young men and women.
"Hee hee, little fellow, in the many years since the establishment of the Jia Nan Academy, there have been very few people who have achieved such respect in this place where the talented gather. You have also lived in this place for a couple of years and should know that the students here are elites who have come from many different places. All of them are haughty in nature. It is quite difficult to gain such approval from them." Hu Gan patted Xiao Yan's shoulder and laughed.
Xiao Yan could only smile awkwardly in the face of Hu Gan's words.
Hu Gan sighed to himself, appearing to have not seen Xiao Yan's expression, "When you arrived at the Jia Nan Academy back then, the old me had sensed that you were not an ordinary person. Looking at it now, it seems that my eyesight is as sharp as it has always been."
"Old fellow, stop trying to boast…" Su Qian helplessly shook his head by the side. He waved his hand and said, "Let's return to the Jia Nan Academy first. Instruct the Law Enforcement Unit to tighten our defenses during this period of time. There is no need to report anyone who tries to forcefully enter from the 'Black-Corner Region.' Just attack them."
"This order has long since been given. The allure of the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva is really quite great… this is?" Hu Gan nodded his head before his eyes suddenly turned to the Little Fairy Doctor beside Xiao Yan. The vague aura that seeped out of the latter's body caused him to feel somewhat pressured. This kind of feeling was something that he had only occasionally sensed from Su Qian. However, it was far from this intense. Hence, Hu Gan immediately smiled as he inquired in a random manner.
"She is called the Little Fairy Doctor, my friend." Xiao Yan smiled as he replied.
Hu Gan was startled when he heard this. He immediately let out a bitter laugh and sighed, "You little fellow. Even the people around you are not ordinary individuals. You are indeed no longer that tender little fellow from back then…" Hu Gan sighed emotionally and turned his head before yelling at all the people on the roof. "All right, all of you can disperse. The people from the Law Enforcement Unit will stay behind and patrol."
The many students scattered somewhat unwillingly after hearing Hu Gan shout. However, their gazes still paused a little longer on Xiao Yan before they left. Only after that did they disperse.
"Let's go. Follow me back to the Jia Nan Academy. The Inner Academy's 'Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower' still requires you to activate it once again. Moreover, I think that you should also go and take a look at your 'Pan's Gate' after your two year absence. After all, you are its founder." Su Qian finally sighed in relief as he watched everyone leave, feeling that things had become much quieter. After which, he turned his head and spoke with a smile to Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan smiled and nodded. He raised his head and looked to the location of the Jia Nan Academy in the distance. His heart also let out a quiet sigh. After two years, he had finally returned to this place where he had gradually transformed from a tender, young man into an expert…
"'Pan's Gate', I wonder how it is?"
Xiao Yan's heart quietly became fiery hot as he thought of this young faction he had established.