Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 1089-1090
AST 1089 –A Full Meal, About to Leave the Ancient Ruins
Qing Shui hadn't expected that the collection of Bei Tanglie and the few elders in their Interspatial Silk Sachets to be this great. Other than six bottles of low grade Sacred Beast Pills and some medicinal herbs, medicine pills, and materials for forging, there were actually quite a number of cultivation techniques and battle techniques. Furthermore, they were at a very decent level.
Lion King's Li Fire Formation!
Qing Shui was also surprised at his discovery of this formation. He had also witnessed the might and effects of this formation earlier. This kind of formation could definitely be considered as a top ranking formation even among the Lion King's Ridge. The name of this formation was 'Lion King's Li Fire Formation'. As such, Qing Shui guessed that there were other formations under this 'Lion King's Formation'. He wasn't quite certain if they were as powerful. When it came to setting up formations, other than the power of the formation, the strength and coordination of the people setting up the formation played a big role too.
Lion King's Roar!
Qing Shui knew the Lion King's Roar before but it was a very difficult technique. Now that there was a book on the technique here, Qing Shui quickly skimmed through it. This was a spiritual battle technique that utilized sound waves to attack. According to the book, if this technique was cultivated to its peak, the sound waves could permeate the three mortal souls and seven mortal forms of a person or a demonic beast like sonic waves and disperse them.
Lion King's Armor!
This was different to the 'Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation'. Although it was a battle technique of a similar type to the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation, it didn't require powerful spirit energy as the backbone, unlike the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation. The Lion King's Armor could be cultivated by even cultivators with the strength above Xiantian. At the small success stage, a ring of energy armor would form on the body and its defense was quite decent.
Qing Shui was looking at all these battle techniques. He was pleasantly surprised but also a little concerned. The roots of Lion King's Ridge was indeed very deep. It was needless to further discuss its strength within its sect. Regardless of strong or average cultivators in the sect, they were a lot more powerful compared to cultivators of the same level in other sects.
Without anything better to do, Qing Shui decided to cultivate the Lion King's Imprint and Lion King's Roar. With the experience of cultivating Nine Waves Great Golden Buddha Palm, the cultivation of Lion King's Imprint went quite smoothly. Even so, it wasn't something that could be learned in just half a day.
He carefully studied the Lion King's Imprint and Lion King's Roar. Both of these battle techniques seemed to have an extremely intensive Qi aura, the king's aura of the Lion King. It seemed like spiritual battle techniques were definitely connected to Qi aura. These two types of battle techniques actually had an even more intensive requirements on the user's aura. Other than that, Qing Shui also realized that his Emperor’s Qi was starting to stir when he was cultivating. This caused him to make the decision that to cultivate the Lion King's Imprint and Lion King's Roar well.
Raising his cultivation spirit, he channeled a stream of Qi that emitted an aura that could engulf even the mountains and the rivers!
The Lion King's Imprint belonged to the Seal of Explosion. Explosions were formed by the channeling of powerful spirit energy. This was the introduction of the battle technique. However, in the earlier battle, there was no explosion when the Lion King's Ridge member used this Lion King's Imprint. Could it be that the stage of his technique was lacking, or he wasn't able to make the explosion happen in time……
Qing Shui didn't notice that this explosion required a process until the very end of it. During this process, if the target evaded or resisted, then the explosion would not happen.
The Lion King's Imprint itself had binding effects prior to exploding. When the Lion King's Ridge people used the Lion King's Imprint earlier, its binding effects could easily be neglected by Qing Shui, so naturally, the explosion hadn't occurred. The explosion that came after the bind was the real killing technique. This binding effect could also be coordinated with other killing techniques.
The might of the Lion King's Imprint had a direct connection to spirit energy. But of course, one must attain the small success stage before they could perform it.
This Lion King's Imprint shouldn't be any inferior to the Nine Waves Great Golden Buddha Palm. It was one among the powerful battle techniques of the Lion King's Ridge. Qing Shui took a look at the Lion King's Roar and the Lion King's Li Fire Formation next.
He prepared some copies of these for the few ladies. He had already imparted the battle techniques that were suitable for them since long ago. However, some of the techniques were either still unable to be cultivated by the few ladies or not successfully cultivated yet.
Among these battle techniques of the Lion King's Ridge, some of them could be instantly cultivated. Other than this formation that they could cultivate, the battle armors that Qing Shui helped them forge and the Spirit Gathering Formation that was engraved on them also brought a very great benefit to them. The Lion King's Li Fire Formation not being able to last long was a great flaw in itself. Hence, the Spirit Gathering Formation on their battle armors would be a big help.
By the time Qing Shui exited the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal, it was already the next day. It was very chilly outside at night. Although it was pitch black out there, Qing Shui still had decent visibility thanks to his current strength.
Qing Shui had gone out for the sake of helping Hai Dongqing tame a demonic beast and at the same time, see how many he could seal. The low grade Sacred Beast Pills were rare, so he should make full use of them.
He didn't consider helping everyone in the Qing Clan to tame one. The younger generation must rely on themselves. If he made things too convenient for them, they might lose their ambition. Hence, he didn't want to tame any demonic beasts for Qing Clan's Third Generation.
If it was possible, he wanted at least his grandfather and mother to have one, as well as Lin Zhanhan. He was going to think about the remaining ones next time again. Qing Shui flew towards a distant place while thinking. His figure disappeared into the horizon in a flash.
Qing Shui's first choice was still a flying beast. Although cultivators and flying beasts were both capable of flying when they attained the Martial Saint Realm, they were simply no match at all when compared to the natural abilities of flying beasts. But of course, some mutated species of Heaven and Earth were exceptions.
Shadow Demonic Panther!
"It has to be you!"
A dark figure flashed by. Its body length was 30 meters and it could be considered a mini powerhouse. The Shadow Demonic Panther's strength was only about 10,000 stars. However, its killing power was difficult to be resisted even by someone with 20,000 stars of strength. It had an ancient bloodline and was a natural born predator. It was a dark walker that hid among the shadows.
The speed of the Shadow Demonic Panther was peerless. It was definitely the fastest compared to others with the same strength. Over a short distance, not even flying beasts could match up to its speed. It was an expert in ambush and was able to kill in one strike.
Qing Shui's heart couldn't help but flutter at the sight of this ancient mutated species. He even wanted to tame one for himself. However, this kind of demonic beast wasn't really too useful to him for now, so he quickly gave up on this idea. He believed that his demonic beasts could become powerful very soon.
Nine Palace Steps!
Although the Shadow Demonic Panther was very powerful, Qing Shui's speed was unfortunately still a lot faster when he was using his full strength. Hence, he was able to successfully seal it. The speed of this Shadow Demonic Panther sprinting on land wasn't any slower than flying beasts of the same strength when they were flying in the sky. Most importantly, it wasn't only able to sprint on land. It had four magical clouds underneath its paws. This allowed the beast to sprint in the skies as it could on land. The only drawback was it lacked endurance when sprinting with all its power.
After the Shadow Demonic Panther was successfully sealed, he made his way to somewhere further. His spiritual sense allowed him to detect the location of powerful demonic beasts within the shortest amount of time. Besides, many demonic beasts roamed around at night. The ones that Qing Shui was searching for were all about 10,000 stars of strength because a greater strength wasn't necessarily good. He could feel that fact when Wenren Wu-shuang and the Golden Cauldron Spiritual Crane used the low grade Sacred Beast Pill.
After consuming the pills, he reckoned that his mother and grandfather's strengths would be strong enough. His only hope right now was that 10,000 stars was a threshold that allowed Xiantian cultivators to tame the demonic beasts too. Otherwise, he would be wasting a bottle of low grade Sacred Beast Pill.
Twin-Headed White Bear King!
Qing Shui hesitated for a moment before accepting it too. It was extremely unwieldy compared to the Shadow Demonic Panther. The Twin-Headed White Bear King was also known as the Mountain Suppression Beast. As its name suggested, it had two heads. One of them solely cultivated spirit energy. Although it was unwieldy, its battle power was exceptional. Its only drawback was its slow movements.
After sealing the Twin-Headed White Snow King, Qing Shui once again sprinted out……
He didn't return until dawn. The few ladies were already up, but they didn't say anything when they saw Qing Shui, who had just returned. Some of them went for their morning practice while some went to prepare breakfast.
Qing Shui pulled Hai Dongqing aside and passed the low grade Sacred Beast Pill to her.
"Qing Shui, I don't need this with my current strength."
"You don't have any demonic beasts as transportation. Isn't it inconvenient for you if you have to travel somewhere?" Qing Shui asked her with a smile.
"Don't tell me you don't want me anymore?" Qing Shui pretended to look at Hai Dongqing in shock.
Hai Dongqing was startled before she laughed. "How could I?"
Qing Shui summoned the Shadow Demonic Panther. Although it was considerably smaller than the Gigantic Armored Draconic Ape, a demonic beast of 30 meters in size was still extremely huge. However, at this level of strength, its body size could only be considered small. Even so, the flesh and muscles on the Shadow Demonic Panther were akin to steel. There was not a single trace of flabbiness on its huge body. It was as if it had the most perfect body.
The Shadow Demonic Panther was pitch black in color. Seeing it during the day would still make one felt somber. Even so, it was very visually attractive, especially those magical clouds that were faintly glowing underneath its paws. They created an air of mystery around the Shadow Demonic Panther.
Taming it went very smoothly.
When the few ladies came over, they were all extremely envious. However, Yiye Jiange, Luan Luan and Wenren Wu-shuang didn't really feel that envious since they already had their own demonic beasts.
Little Fattie had his own Golden Light Beast, so he didn't really have any reaction. Di Chen and Di Qing both owned formidable flying beasts. Although they were not really strong in here, they would be very decent once they exited the Ancient Ruins.
Yu He was the Mistress of Hundred Flowers Valley. She had her own powerful mount too, although it couldn't be compared to these demonic beasts with 10,000 stars of strength from the Ancient Ruins.
"You like it very much? Do you all want one too?" Qing Shui asked them with a smile. When he said this, he wasn't even sure if he could really get them each one.
They were not dumb either. They could tell that there were reasons behind Qing Shui's choices when he gave out the demonic beasts. Most importantly, he didn't even tame one for himself. It was evident that he didn't have enough pills on him or had other use for them.
"Hehe, no need for me."
A few ladies immediately expressed their opinions then gave Qing Shui a smile.
"There are really not many bottles of these. Let's talk about it when we have returned to Qing Clan. We'll probably get more on our hands by the time we eliminated the Lion King's Ridge. Let's have a meal and make preparations to return." Qing Shui suggested with a smile.
The speed of their return journey was very fast. They had ample amount of time to travel with the help of Nine Continents Step. Besides, when they had nothing to do during the day, they could also ride on the demonic beasts and hurry on with their journey. It was better for them to hurry back to the exit as soon as possible as it was safer there.
A few days passed in a flash!
When Qing Shui and the rest reached the Ancient Ruins' entrance, quite a lot of people were flying out. There were also a lot of people wobbling around nearby. Qing Shui could even smell the stench of blood here and there were even a few puddles of it on the ground.
Killing to rob!
Qing Shui and the rest didn't make it too far before a group of people suddenly stepped forward to block Qing Shui and the few ladies' way.
When they entered the ten li zone, Qing Shui and the rest thought that the environment here wasn't bad, so they walked over there. However, they didn't expect someone to block their way. Seeing the few dozens of people standing before them, Qing Shui wasn't only calm, he even wanted to laugh.
There were no less than 50 people here and most importantly, Qing Shui saw the people from the Lion King's Ridge and the people from the Violet Dragon Mountain. As for the remaining ones, he wasn't sure who they were. He was only able to tell them apart from the way they dressed.
AST 1090 –Beast Blood Tribe, To Kill Or Not To Kill
Among these people, Qing Shui realized that the people from the Lion King's Ridge and Violet Dragon Mountain weren't at the front but rather, at the back. From the look of things, it didn't seem like they were the people who had started this incident. They were most likely only here to watch.
The person who led them was a middle-aged man. However, there was a wave of violent energy hidden within his body. Although he wasn't that old, his strength was extremely terrifying. His appearance was also very wild and as rough as a demonic beast.
"Qing Shui, be careful. The leader is from a seclusive race among the aristocratic clans in the Northern Sacred Lu Continent. They are the Beast Blood Tribe that is the representative of the Northern Sacred Lu Continent." Yiye Jiange warned.
"The Beast Blood Tribe?" This was Qing Shui's first time encountering this name. But after hearing it, Qing Shui realized that this man who stood before him indeed had a slight resemblance to that of a demonic beast.
"That's right. They are an ancient tribe. There is a trace or a little amount of Demonic Beast Bloodline within their body. However, their intelligence is not inferior to anyone. Furthermore, they are exceptionally strong and strongly advocate violence. Then also….." Yiye Jiange trailed off.
"Then what?" Qing Shui asked in puzzlement.
"And then regardless of male or female, they have quite an appetite in that aspect……" Yiye Jiange whispered uncomfortably into Qing Shui's ear. Her voice was trembling.
Her soft voice slightly tickled Qing Shui's ear. Yiye Jiange was still an inexperienced maiden. The fact that she had only said something like this to Qing Shui had quite a heavy impact towards him.
She reached out and pinched Qing Shui angrily when she saw him spacing out a little. Only then did he laugh mischievously. It was extremely delightful for him to see those beautiful eyes behind the veil hiding from his gaze.
"Hey kid, please stay away from that young lady."
A loud and slightly metallic voice rang out just when Qing Shui was about to say something. His unreasonable words were spoken with a righteous tone.
"Why?" Qing Shui smiled at the wild and beastly man across him. The man was taller than the average men by more than a head and he had a well built body. On top of that, his gaze and aura were extremely sharp and incisive, just like a demonic beast. Ordinary people would feel fearful in their heart at the sight of them.
There were about twenty of them while the rest were from other parties. Standing together, the Beast Blood Tribe stuck out like a sore thumb among the crowds. Most people would automatically put some distance between themselves and the Beast Blood Tribe.
Qing Shui was rendered speechless too. This leading man was really too domineering. It was to the point that Qing Shui lost the intention of arguing with him. He then casually responded to his question.
"Because they are very beautiful. I like them very much." The man replied with a smile too, though his smile was a little chilling.
"You blocked my path for this reason? Then let me tell you this. We are leaving here and it's best that you don't bother me and my women." Qing Shui said while shaking his head before he lifted his foot, preparing to leave.
"Hold it right there. I don't recall letting you leave. You better not leave." The man spoke up once again.
Qing Shui turned his head around to look at Yiye Jiange. "Is something wrong with their brain? Why is it so hard to communicate with them?"
Qing Shui's voice wasn't too soft, so it was clearly audible to everyone around them. Naturally, the man closest to Qing Shui had heard it too and a wild aura was instantly emitted from his entire body. He wasn't the only one, the other people of the Beast Blood Tribe were also glaring at Qing Shui furiously, as if they were going to rip him apart in the very next moment.
"They are not dumber than other people out there. They only advocate violence so if you can beat them down, not only will they not bear any grudges to you but you can even be friends with them." Yiye Jiange hurriedly replied.
"I couldn't care less about being friends. It'll be fine as long as they don't bother me. Beating them doesn't sound too easy."
Qing Shui walked towards the leading man after he finished his sentence. His speed wasn't too fast but his Qi aura was raised with every step he took. By the time he was about ten meters from the leading man, his aura was already akin to that of a lofty mountain.
"Come, show me if the strength of the Beast Blood Tribe is domineering enough." Qing Shui's voice rang out as he bound this man with his spiritual sense.
Although this man had the appearance of a middle-aged person, he seemed to be a little younger than that. Even so, Qing Shui could sense that the blood and bone in his body had already reached their middle age. However, they were still superior if compared to ordinary cultivators in their middle ages..
"How delightful. But you better be sure of this. If you can't beat me, I will be accepting your women without hesitation." The man's lips turned into a tight, straight line. A ruthless expression appeared on his face. He also appeared agitated and animalistic.
"If you lose, then all these people here shall die." Qing Shui shifted his gaze to the all of the forty to fifty people around the middle-aged man.
The man's thick eyebrows knitted together. "You should only talk about this after you have defeated me!"
Two gigantic axes appeared in the man's hands after he finished his sentence. The twin axes were fiery red in color. Each of them was about two meters long. The head of the axe was no less than a meter in size. Within its heaviness laid a wave of scorching aura that exuded impetuous explosive Qi.
Qing Shui took a step forward as his right fist struck out violently.
Sixth Wave Essence!
The Nine Waves Great Golden Buddha Palm only unleashed a palm imprint at the very beginning. To be more specific, this was the limit of Qing Shui's understanding in the beginning. Now that he had become proficient with this type of Wave Essence, it had gained many dynamic forms since long ago.
His fist flew towards the man with a powerful stream of Qi. The powerful stream of Qi streaked across the air as it flew towards the man with lightning speed.
The red wave from the gigantic axe of the man streaked across and directly collided with the wave from Qing Shui's fist.
Qing Shui's fist violently struck out once again. In a split second, a big golden fist emerged in front of his fist and it collided directly with the red wave of Qi that was rushing in his direction.
Qing Shui had experienced great improvements in terms of his knowledge of spirit energy while he was cultivating the Lion King's Imprint and the Lion King's Roar lately. His improvement this time had allowed him to have a breakthrough. This allowed his spirit energy to gain form, for example, Qing Shui was able to condense his spirit energy into the form of a fist to attack as he wished.
This kind of breakthrough also required outstanding talent and opportunities. Over these past few days, he had been cultivating the Lion King's Imprint every day in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. The fact that condensed Qi in the form of a fist could further enhance the offensive power of his existing spirit energy was also something that he had come to comprehend without realizing it. Take someone who had 100 jin of strength that could move a 100 jin object as an example. Without using any methods, then this 100 jin of strength would be merely 100 jin of strength. But through the form of fists or some other methods, the strength of over 100 jin could be exhibited. This was the reason why Qing Shui had condensed his Qi to the form of a fist.
This was actually the effect of battle techniques. They could further bring out the potential of one's strength. Spiritual secret techniques, Buddha's True Eyes and Lion King's Roar all had this effect. However, spiritual secret techniques were rare. This golden fist that Qing Shui had condensed must not be underestimated. It could be considered as one of the basic spiritual battle techniques. Though it might be superficial, it could extend Qing Shui's current spirit energy beyond its original capability.
The great tremor instantly caused a ring of explosive gas to form around them. Qing Shui could already tell this man's strength from their clash just now. It was about 20,000 stars. For a middle-aged person like him, this could be considered a blessing from the heavens. On top of that, they were standing at the exit of the Ancient Ruins because this place allowed his strength to be exhibited at its highest potential.
The man's expression turned hard as he stared at Qing Shui in disbelief. From this single exchange, he could already tell that things could get troublesome today. He shifted his gaze towards the few beauties with heavenly fragrance behind him again.
He didn't believe that no one had ever thought of snatching the women behind this young man. There was only one reason as to why they were still able to remain standing behind him right now. That was because no one was able to snatch them away from him.
Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation!
Qing Shui's Qi aura bloomed the moment he used the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation and the countenance of the man suddenly changed greatly. He dropped the gigantic axes in his hands and frantically waved his hand at Qing Shui.
Qing Shui didn't expect this turn of events either. It was normally a disgrace and a humiliation for a cultivator to do something like this. This could even hinder them from cultivation breakthroughs in the future.Yet this man appeared to feel normal. He didn't seem to be uncomfortable at all. He was taking this as a competition, admitting his defeat when he realized that he couldn't beat his opponent……
Qing Shui felt as if he had just punched cotton with his fist. But despite what the man had said earlier, all of them dropped their weapons. A cultivator who dropped their weapons would have already forfeited some of their dignity. 'Not killing a cultivator who had dropped their weapon' was an unwritten rule. Of course, it wasn’t like they couldn't be killed. Some wouldn't consider this unwritten rule even if their enemies had dropped their weapon. Some evildoers also massacred the innocent frequently.
"Qing Shui, they have some demonic beast blood running in the veins of their body, so there's some special power in their mind. Lowering their head this once will not hinder their future improvements. They are just like demonic beasts who have simply fled. Also, it is impossible for them to cultivate the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation." Yiye Jiange said softly.
Qing Shui was stunned. So even though God had bestowed them many things, he had also taken away some things from them. This also allowed Qing Shui to understand why the Beast Blood Tribe was so formidable among the Five Continents. They started out at a much higher level than others. In the Five Continents, cultivators who could use the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation were among the best. Even so, the people in the Five Continents who could use the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation weren't a bit superior to the Beast Blood Tribe.
He looked at the person who had put down his weapon. He could be considered a barbarian. Qing Shui made his decision when he remembered the actions of all these people from earlier on and their beastly gaze. He directed an icy cold stare into the man's eyes.
He thought back to Qing Clan. By then, Qing Clan should be the most powerful clan among the Five Continents. Qing Shui's heart calmed down when he thought about these things. But his piercing gaze was still affixed on the man.
Buddha's Piercing Eyes!
Qing Shui's Roc’s Might was gradually raised and his Buddha's Piercing Eyes also gradually became more powerful!
Qing Shui's spirit energy was enough to bind the middle-aged man after Qing Shui had performed the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestations. His formidable spirit energy was corrosive. It was corroding the middle-aged man's very soul.
"I've said that I'll kill you all. Did you think that I was just joking?"
His icy voice rang out. The trace of cruelty in his tone made many people's hair stand on their end. It was followed by an overwhelming wave of pressure which was so intense that they could only crawl on the floor!
Terror filled the man's eyes. He was genuinely frightened this time. He had only experienced such terror from the elders of his tribe. They were a few of them and each of those elders were so old that it wouldn't be a surprise if they left this world at any time. But this young man before him already possessed this kind of strength at his mere age. He couldn't imagine how he terrifying this young man would be in the future…….
He felt as if his brain was about to explode. He looked at Qing Shui pleadingly.
Qing Shui's spirit energy rushed forth wildly!