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Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 1099-1101

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Chapter 1099-1101

AST 1099 –Five Elements Water Force, Another Encounter with the Beast Blood Tribe

The grains of sand sparkled with a pale golden color, especially when looking at it from afar under the sun's rays. The sand contained many different multicolored seashells and the beach was a magnificent sight.

A long time ago, Qing Shui had come to a similar location to pick up similarly multicolored seashells for his children. Thinking about this memory brought a smile to his face.

There were many people around the seashore and tents were everywhere. Many were canoeing and among these people, most were ordinary civilians, not martial practitioners. Of course, there were certainly also many who were martial artists and this was obvious from one glance.

Martial artists and normal civilians usually segregated themselves, even though there were certainly exceptions, such as family members and friends. Laughter swept across the entire beach and many were enjoying themselves in the waters.

For most seas, the shallow area, as well as the waters that were close to the shoreline were considered safe zones. It was unlikely there would be any appearances of sea beasts. Shark type beasts wandering in the sea did not normally pose a great danger. The real danger tended to be in the depths of the seas.

"While we're here to enjoy the sea view, let me give you girls a mission!" Qing Shui told the girls as they walked to a secluded part of the beach.

"Oh, mission, Dad brought us here to enjoy ourselves and relax. What other mission do we have?" Luan Luan pouted and said in displeasure.

"This mission is beneficial for you girls. Do you still remember the Tidal Cloud Waves Seal I taught you all?" Qing Shui smiled as he replied.

"Yes yes, I remember. Dad brought us to observe waves, and the purpose is for us to feel the power of the waters" Luan Luan eagerly said.

"That's right, Water is one of the five elements and source of life. Water exists everywhere and it has life. Water can be heartless, but water can also be sentient. The potential of water all boils down to the word 'power'. Without power there would only be peaceful water. With power, water can be a dreadful force of nature."

As Qing Shui continued to speak, the others listened and began to ponder.

At this moment, tremendous waves appeared from afar and swept forth with great violence, penetrating all nooks and crannies. Within a split second, the destruction was immense, the powers of the waves unstoppable, the aggressiveness apparent…

"Water flows downwards;that's its power source. When it has strength greater than the opponent's, this battle technique will impose a certain level of destruction. Even if the opponent is stronger, you should unleash the steadfast power of your heart and the water." Qing Shui said calmly. It seemed like he had gained insights as well.

"Heart of the strong?" Wenren Wu-shuang was puzzled.

"Yes, the heart of the strong. This is the mentality to make one stronger. When faced with any type of difficulty, it is important to stay calm, cool and collected. This is the only way to unleash one's greatest potential when utilizing the Tidal Cloud Waves Seal," Qing Shui grinned.

Wenren Wu-shuang gazed at Qing Shui and looked at the waves across the sea. The rest were also paying attention to the tidal waves, feeling the power of the water.

"Look, don't those few people look like just the ones we are looking for in the drawings?"

These words traveled into the ears of Qing Shui, as he was in deep thought. He looked back and figured out what was happening. The people that were approaching were tall and massive, and emitted a barbarous and threatening aura.

They were members of the Beast Blood Tribe!

Qing Shui was astonished. The power of Beast Blood Tribe was not small. He had heard about their presence in the frigid lands of the North, but he never thought they were also in Northern Sea City.

"It cannot be wrong!" One of them said as he took out a huge beast parchment. On top of the parchment were indeed the drawings of Qing Shui, his women and Little Fatty.

The presence of Qing Shui, his women, and Little Fatty was too dazzling. Moreover, his devastatingly gorgeous women were easy to recognize. Furthermore, there was a fat person wearing a monastic robe. Even if there were other people around them as well, they were still noticeable.

"Let's head over, defeat them and capture them back to report. Perhaps, we will be able to return to Ice Snow Valley." One of the older men standing alongside the leader said.

The age of the members of the Beast Blood Tribe could not be accurately read from their appearance. All of them had a tall build, violent look, sharp eyes and an air of unapproachability.

"Fret not, the higher ups did convey the message that these people were powerful. If we find them, we should not act recklessly. We need to report and combine our forces before attacking them." The leader's mature and tough voice did not seem old nor young.

"Do we really have to report to Ya Luotuo, that perverted man? Leader, look at how gorgeous these women are. If we report to him, we will not gain any benefits," one of the younger men said in displeasure.

"Ta Yuan, you're still young, do not be mesmerized by their beauty. The prettier these women are, the more dangerous they get, especially women of such level. They are definitely vicious beauties. You think you might have a chance to win over them, but what capability do you have to possess them? Don't talk about martial skills, you cannot even defeat any one of these women." The leader said slowly.

"Leader, I'll report to Ya Luotuo right away!" After finishing his sentence, Ta Yuan swept off his cold sweat and disappeared in a blink of an eye.

Qing Shui only took a glance at the members of Beast Blood Tribe as they disappeared. Besides, he would never be able to be harmonious with the people from the Beast Blood Tribe. The news about those people he killed at the Ancient Ruins would have already spread to the higher levels of their tribe. If he had let them off and not killed them as a rude awakening, they would never give up.

His women had also seen the people from Beast Blood Tribe, since they were too noticeable. They had come as a group with more than ten people, it was hard to not notice.

"What should we do now, Qing Shui? They seemed to have called for more help." Yu He approached Qing Shui and said.

"Haha, what's there to be afraid of? This way, if all of them come for us, we can get rid of all of them in one go. They can save us a whole lot of trouble as well." Qing Shui replied nonchalantly.

Yu He smiled and did not probe further. She glanced at the man that she had fallen for, an unruly man full of mettle. She felt content;after all these years, wasn't this outcome what she had always wished for?

"Look at the cloud waves in the sky!"

At this moment, sea breeze from afar swept across. The cloud waves in the sky approached like thick smoke, as though the world was going to be swallowed up.

"Take a look at the grandeur, feel the situation, and use your heart to feel. The Tidal Cloud Waves Seal is a perfect example of the Water Force and Water Power, as well as the destructive aura from the cloud waves……"

Qing Shui could see that the rest were observing seriously, and some of his women were so engrossed that they seemed to have entered a mysterious realm. They were now within the state of Realm Entry. Though it was not equivalent to the level of enlightenment, being able to reach that state was indeed rare.

Yiye Tian was observing seriously. He had never cultivated the Tidal Cloud Waves Seal and could only watch.

"Brother Yiye, look at it now and feel the presence. In the future, it will be easier when you cultivate and practice the Tidal Cloud Waves Seal." Qing Shui walked towards the side where Yiye Tian was standing at.

"No problem, that's right Qing Shui, thank you!" Yiye Tian glanced at the surroundings and replied sincerely, his hand still on the Sacred Jade divine Stone Ring.

"We're a family so there's no need to be that courteous. Isn't it awkward if we get too formal?" Qing Shui grinned and shook his head.

After half an hour, his women's consciousness returned to reality. Even though the rewards were great, Qing Shui laughed when he saw them, "It is a peaceful place there, you could go try and explore more there."

His women left gleefully, Qing Shui knew they needed to try to cultivate their mastery of the Tidal Cloud Waves Seal. It was only through numerous training that one could figure out which part one was lacking in.

Once in awhile, Qing Shui would still take a glance at the people from the Beast Blood Tribe from afar. There seemed to be no activity, as they appeared to be just enjoying the sea view and talking amongst themselves. Looking at this scene, Qing Shui felt amused.

It wasn't long before his women came back with smiles on their faces.

"Have you cultivated successfully?" Qing Shui asked, looking delighted.

"Not yet, but we're close. We are going to observe further." Di Qing replied.

It was during this time that a couple giant sangria colored beasts appeared. Even Qing Shui was unsure of what beast they were, but they looked malevolent and on top of them were people from the Beast Blood Tribe.

Looks like their reinforcements had arrived!

Their reinforcements met up with the people that were there previously. Coming down from the three huge beasts were hundreds of people. These numbers scared the crowd and the people on the beach fled for their lives.

A lean and tall silhouette appeared from the celestial residence and he smiled as he looked afar, before shaking his head and turned back.

Qing Shui gathered his women and together, they observed the approaching crowd from the Beast Blood Tribe. The leader astonished Qing Shui;he was an exceptionally tall man and had a sturdy-looking build. Most importantly, his strength was comparable to Qiu Feng. However, the Beast Blood Tribe was rather weak in terms of spirit energy.

Hundreds of them, it was this strength that was a scary presence on the five continents. Wherever they were, they would be at the peak of the power hierarchy.

"Are you people going to leave on your own accord or shall we tie you up first?"

The leader's voice was thunderous. He was mumbling his words, but it was enough to understand what he was trying to convey.

Qing Shui listened and he could observe that this man was a complacent and conceited person. It was probably because few would have dared to go against his wishes. With his current strength, only idiots would do so.

"Who are you? Why should we go?" Qing Shui smiled and replied. He was not angered at all. To Qing Shui, these people were just like contemptible rebels performing antics.

"Oh, because I am Ya Luotuo." The leader replied in a serious tone.

Qing Shui was stunned. Apparently, Ya Luotuo was a notorious man, just one he had never heard of before. He said nonchalantly, "Ya Luotuo? Who are you, I've never heard of you before."

Qing Shui was trying to agitate him.

"How reckless, break an arm and leave with me, I'll grant you a quick death. Otherwise, if you force my hand, I'll make sure it becomes a living hell for you." Ya Luotuo gritted his teeth and replied. His teeth were white and abnormally sharp, just like those of a wild beast, sending shivers down one's spine.

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AST 1100 –Tidal Cloud Waves Seal, News about Di Chen

Ya Luotuo was extremely fluent and he sounded quite intimidating. At least, that was what the people around him thought as they gave Qing Shui a look of pity. However, Qing Shui found Ya Luotuo rather hilarious.

Would anyone be afraid if a tiny Pekingese dog barked in front of them? Perhaps, they might not even feel a thing. This was the feeling he got as a martial expert. Maybe it would better to even call this a type of mentality.

Qing Shui felt that he had gotten a better understanding about being powerful. In an instant, his aura seemed to change slightly, become denser and more pressurizing.

"Do you have the courage to say that again? I didn't hear you clearly." Qing Shui said as he smiled.

Ya Luotuo hesitated for a second before as a viciousness flashed in his eyes. "You really don't know your place. If you break one of your own arms and come with me, I will let you have a quick death. If I have to take action, I will grant you a fate worse than death."

After Ya Luotuo uttered his last word, Qing Shui raised his hand and shot out a Coldsteel Bead. This scenario felt very familiar to him, he remembered that he had also fed that young master of Lion King’s Ridge—Bei Tanglie—one of these.

In a similar fashion, the bead broke all of Ya Luotuo's teeth and forced its way into his throat, so he couldn't help but swallow it. However, he didn't show as much pain as Bei Tanglie as blood spilled from his mouth.

Qing Shui had no intentions of killing him, he only wanted Ya Luotuo to suffer a little. A normal person would never be able to withstand the pain of having all their teeth smashed in and their mouth filled with blood, let alone swallowing the Coldsteel Bead which was the size of an egg.

A normal person would definitely choke on that bead but Ya Luotuo was a cultivator of some standard, so he only felt a strong discomfort. It was not life threatening. However, the Coldsteel Bead was cool in nature and was slightly poisonous. Swallowing it or passing it out would definitely be a problem. Besides, who knew if that man would even have the chance to pass it out of his body.

"I wonder if you can even say that again!" Qing Shui said with a smile still plastered on his face.

The people standing around Ya Luotuo were shocked. They clearly saw the Coldsteel Bead—it was not that fast—yet Ya Luotuo was unable to dodge it. He could only stare at it blankly as it destroyed his teeth and plunged into his stomach. Tears and blood continued to drip from his face.

But there was a real benefit of having a big build, the man only needed a short time to recover from swallowing that egg-size Coldsteel Bead. After that, he stared furiously at Qing Shui.

Since Qing Shui had immobilized the man using his spirit energy just now, there was no way the man could ever dodge that attack even if the Coldsteel Bead was moving slowly. People from the Beast Blood Tribe were all very hot-headed and impulsive. Even if they were not stupid, once blood rushed into their head, they would disregard any consequences.

"Kill! Kill him! Catch all the rest and do what you want with them…"

Hearing their leader shouting almost incomprehensibly, the rest of the men leered at the women standing behind Qing Shui. Once they set their eyes on them, their eyes shined and they all lunged at Qing Shui, forgetting everything.

Originally, there were a few of them who could sense that there was something off but they were all tempted by those words. After all, cultivators were usually full of themselves. Even if there was a chance that they might not be as strong as their opponents, they would find a lot of excuses for themselves or convince themselves that there was only a small difference in power. Anyways, they had so many men, so they should not need to fear anything.

Ya Luotuo wasn't brainless but swallowing that Coldsteel Bead Qing Shui made him act as if he had eaten explosives. This was a great insult to him as he had never been this humiliated. This made him totally lose his cool and rationality.

When Qing Shui saw the men rushing towards him, he made a gesture.

Tidal Cloud Waves Seal!

As Qing Shui moved his hand, a hundred meter tall tidal wave imbued with Qi went rushing towards the men.

Tidal Cloud Waves Seal, Water Entanglement.

Simultaneously, the people in front of him were swallowed by a watery quagmire. Qing Shui was using the new skill that he had just learned and he found that it was a type of technique which he could use to control others.

Thousand Li Flow!

Qing Shui gestured once again and the huge a hundred meter tall tidal wave poured down like a raging mountain torrent. It seethed and surged like a vicious beast, crashing down upon the men!

Water Confinement!

Qing Shui was quite amazed by the impact of the crashing waters. Most compounds would reduce in volume when they solidified but water would increase in volume when it becomes ice. This impact of liquid water was stronger as it was denser than ice. As it was imbued with his spirit energy, that impact easily sent the men unconscious. But that was not the end of it, because Qing Shui controlled the water and confined the men in it.

Unless they had enough spirit energy, it was difficult to escape. If Qing Shui wanted, he could drown these people who were less skilled in spirit energy but that would take too much time. All cultivators know how to channel inner breathing techniques, so it takes a long time to drown a cultivator.

Raging Tides!

Qing Shui controlled the waters again. Suddenly, the water turned choppy with huge waves and a terrifying whirlpool appeared. The scary speed of the vortex sucked all the men in. It was like a merciless mouth which could swallow up everything.

Qing Shui was shocked as he saw the people disappear into the whirlpool one after the other. Even Ya Luotuo only managed to struggle for a while before he was sucked into the whirlpool and disappeared.

His Tidal Cloud Waves Seal quickly disappeared when he withdrew his spirit energy. Qing Shui now knew how powerful the combination of Tidal Cloud Waves Seal and his Nine Continents Mountains was. This was the first time he had used that final killer move from the Tidal Cloud Waves Seal technique set. He did practice all the techniques but his Raging Tides only improved after he observed some huge waves.

Qing Shui only regained his focus after a long time as he was occupied by thoughts about how powerful his Tidal Cloud Waves Seal had become. He actually wanted to try his Lion King’s Imprint and Lion King’s Roar but he did not expect that his Tidal Cloud Waves Seal could settle the enemies so quickly.

When he noticed the few ladies totally amazed by him, he laughed sheepishly. "This is how you use Tidal Cloud Waves Seal. Practice well and you'll be able to use it too! It's quite powerful!"

The women were hopeful when they looked at Qing Shui. Their faces were beaming. After all, if the techniques they practiced were powerful, it could only be beneficial to them. The people from the Beast Blood Tribe had all disappeared, leaving only a few Interspatial Silk Sachets behind. Qing Shui collected them with a wave of his hand and continued to watch the waves along with the other ladies, Little Fatty, Yiye Tian and Lin Zhanhan. Occasionally, they would also look at the cloud patterns in the sky.

What was a grey cloud like?

Qing Shui realized that he never really noticed that before. Whether it was the grey clouds covering the skies or grey clouds hanging tumultuous before a storm, he had never observed them carefully before. When he thought about this, Qing Shui decided that he would definitely look at them carefully next time. He was sure that it would help him further the potential of his Tidal Cloud Waves Seal.

Qing Shui and the others only returned to Deity’s Abode in the afternoon. Qing Shui felt nothing killing off from the Beast Blood Tribe. As those men were very violent, he felt that it was right to use such a forceful method to get rid of them, otherwise, they would not give up and just continue bothering them.

Deity’s Abode was a very quiet and peaceful place, it was like beautiful realm that was out of this world. When Qing Shui saw Qiu Feng at the door, he got the others to enter first while he went to sit with Qiu Feng. After Qing Shui chatted with him for awhile, he found out that Qiu Feng was solely in charge of Deity’s Abode. The others were all situated in the cold Northern region and they were in charge of guarding the Ancient Great Formation.

Qing Shui was not sure why the Formation Immortal Sect would send people to protect the Ancient Great Formation. He wondered if they saw any sort of benefit from doing this.

Formation Immortal Sect was a large sect that seemed rather powerful. If there were benefits to be reaped, the other sects would definitely come forward and compete with the Formation Immortal Sect but there wasn't any?

"Brother Qiu, is the Ancient Great Formation the only passageway?" Qing Shui asked, feeling very curious.

"Of course not. There is more than one Teleportation Array in the Five Continents which will bring a cultivator to the other Four Continents. When you reach the coldest point in the Northern Sacred Lu Continent, you will find that there is Teleportation Array. There are also many powerful guardians protecting those formations." Qiu Feng laughed.

Qing Shui finally understood their purpose. They were protecting their resources. Even though there were many powerful cultivators in the Four Continents, the people that could travel from the Five Continents over to the Four Continents were also considered experts. Their strength would at least be above 5000 stars so a sect might discover some hidden talents that they could recruit. Most of the people that wanted to travel to the Four Continents from the Five Continents didn't have any powerful backing. Thus, those Teleportation Array were good places to gain new members to strengthen one's sect and that was the benefit.

Having the strength of 5000 stars wasn't something as common as cabbage in the Four Continents. People of that caliber were still considered powerful experts in the Four Continents. The only difference was that the pinnacle in the Four Continents was much higher than that in the Five Continents.

"Oh, I see. But most people who go over from the Five Continents probably also know people from the Four Continents, right?" Qing Shui said, smiling.

"Actually, those are minorities. Previously, I saw an extremely talented woman leaving for the Four Continents before I came here. She was an unworldly beauty, as if she did not belong to this secular world. Many people tried to invite her to join their sects, but she rejected them." Qiu Feng sighed when he brought this up.

"Did she look like this?" Qing Shui pulled out a usual portrait he drew of Di Chen. Even though it could not be compared to the Portraits of Beauty, it was still very lifelike as Qing Shui's drawing skills were already above the level of drawing bones.

"That's her. So you know her?" Qiu Feng was surprised.

"She is my wife. The reason why I want to go to the Four Continents so urgently is because of her. Otherwise, I really wouldn't rush over." Qing Shui said a little bitterly.

He did not expect that Di Chen would suddenly appear in this series of events. After she absorbed all the energy from the Sacred Lotus Platform, she had reached an enlightenment beyond the worlds of mortals. Qing Shui found that preposterous. How could a woman like her who had never experienced life, find an enlightenment beyond normal mortal lives?. It was unfair to her and Qing Shui was very worried.

"Brother Qiu, do you know how powerful she was?" Qing Shui asked after he contemplated for a while.

"Brother, you don't know?" Qiu Feng was shocked. Qing Shui mentioned that the woman was his wife and he wouldn't doubt Qing Shui. He could clearly judge for himself and there was no reason Qing Shui had to lie about this.

"I once knew how powerful she was. But I left her side for some time and found out that she absorbed an incredible treasure and that she had received a powerful enlightenment which made her disillusioned about the secular world. When I returned, she had already left for the Four Continents." Qing Shui explained painfully.

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AST 1101 –Sealed Northern Ice Emperor Region, Spiritual Drops Alchemy Recipe, Golden Fragrance Jade

Qiu Feng was stunned when he heard what Qing Shui had said. He never expected such a story behind that. He recalled that the woman did feel like she reached a realm of transcendence above all mortal temptations.

"Brother, I know you are a passionate person. I'm sure you will find that lady when you reach the Four Continents. Meanwhile, I will help you get information on her whereabouts," Qiu Feng said after he hesitated for a while.

"Then, I'll have to thank you, Brother Qiu," Qing Shui said with a smile.

"For now, I won't talk about matters in the Four Continents. When you've reached the Four Continents, I'll tell you what you want to know. For right now, I can't tell you anything because that's a rule," Qiu Feng said apologetically.

"I understand. Otherwise, we wouldn't be so unfamiliar about the matters in the Four Continents. It's alright, anyway, we'll be heading there soon," Qing Shui replied.

"That's right. Beast Blood Tribe has a powerful presence in the Four Continents, because of what you did today, they might have an enmity against you. Please be careful," Qiu Feng pointed out as if he suddenly remembered what he wanted to say.

"Uh, okay. Brother Qiu, we are going to leave tomorrow. We will be heading to the north. But once we are done with that, I will come and look for you again," Qing Shui said lightheartedly.

"Leaving? Even though I am not sure what you're planning to do, you have to be careful if you're heading north. Even though Five Continent is bound by the laws of Heaven and Earth. But there are some super experts out there who have the ability to ignore those restrictions," Qiu Feng advised.

"Thank you!" Qing Shui was serious when he said this. Qiu Feng's advice meant a lot to him as that sentence revealed to him that there were other people in Five Continents who could also ignore the laws of Heaven and Earth and perhaps even people who had returned from the Four Continents.

There were many powerful and influential clans and sects in the north like the Beast Blood Tribe, Lion King’s Ridge and other clans and sects guarding the Transportation Arrays. That was where the most powerful experts in the Five Continent gathered.

"You basically eliminated the entire Beast Blood Tribe in the Northern Sea City. Since those men are the most powerful members of the Beast Blood Tribe around this area, the other members would definitely find out soon. You have to be on your guard. Considering your strength, you should be fine as long as you're alert," Qiu Feng reminded Qing Shui, standing when he saw that Qing Shui was about to leave.

Qing Shui bid Qiu Feng farewell and walked toward his own courtyard. Qiu Feng did not invite Qing Shui to join the Formation Immortal Sect, neither did Qing Shui bring that up. They were currently on good terms so bringing that up was unnecessary as it would make everyone unhappy.

Furthermore, at best Qiu Feng could only invite Qing Shui to join their sect but not pressurize and force him, otherwise it might have the opposite effect and the party might just go ahead and join another sect.

When he returned to his own courtyard, it was already afternoon. Everyone had gathered around and they greeted Qing Shui happily when they saw that he had returned. Even though they only stayed for a day, they had already seen the sea and their previous yearnings were greatly reduced. "We'll leave tomorrow," Qing Shui announced directly.

"Okay! There is no reason for us to stay anyway," Luan Luan replied immediately.

Qing Shui rubbed his nose and the other women laughed. Yiye Tian saw how Qing Shui was also quite helpless when dealing with his daughter. But what he noticed more was Qing Shui's fondness for the girl. He felt like laughing too but out of happiness, a happiness bloomed from his heart. ……

They left on the second day. The Northern Sea was incredibly large, it took one Nine Continents Steps Effect to barely cross the entire Northern Sea. Meanwhile, they observed the ocean below as they were walking in the skies above the Northern Sea.

After they used four consecutive Nine Continents Steps Effect, they reached a wintry land covered with snow. In the World of the Nine Continents, there were many places which were usually covered with snow. However, there are at least one or two warmer months where the temperature would rise and the snow would melt away. After that short period, it would start snowing again.

This time, Qing Shui landed in a place where the temperature was slightly higher. Everywhere was covered in melting snow, icicles were dripping and everything seemed on the verge of spring.

The droplets from the melting ice converged at the two sides of the streets and flowed down towards a small river. After that, the confluences flowed to the center of a mountain and converged again to form a large waterfall which hung over a valley…

The cities in this region were all situated on higher grounds to avoid floods. They rested for the night and continued north. Each time they stopped at a place, Qing Shui would get some information from the inns or the shopkeepers. No matter where it was, as long as he had money, he could still get a lot of the things he wanted.

The further north they went, the colder it got. In the Main Continent, they recognized their north edge as an extremely cold place. Who would have known that here was truly what one would call the coldest point. Cold plateaus spreaded over the land and everything was frozen, including the mountains. That ice wasn't even normal, it was permafrost that had been around for over 10,000 years.

After 10 days…

They have finally reached the northern region. Snowflakes danced across the skies while the frigid winds lashed at them. It was no wonder that the people from the North were so strong. Environment makes a man. Any person that grew up here would adapt to such a harsh environment. Even if they are not cultivators, their body constitutions would definitely be stronger than the average man. Even a normal cultivator may not have such a constitution.

It could be considered a natural advantage!

They did not need to ask for directions as Yiye Jiange and Lin Zhanhan were both familiar with the place. Lion King’s Ridge was in the Sealed Northern Ice Emperor Region and that was a very unusual place.

The Sealed Northern Ice Emperor Region had a different name in the past. According to the legend, there was once an ice emperor. He was very powerful and skilled in ice-based attacks. He was so powerful that even the people from the Four Continents recognized him as a terrifying presence. In order to commemorate him, the name of this place which was Sealed Northern Region was changed to Sealed Northern Ice Emperor Region.

The flow of spiritual Qi in the Sealed Northern Ice Emperor Region was among the top places in the Five Continents. It was comparable to that in the Eastern Victory divine Continent but there are a mixed bag of people living in the region. Power was quite centralized among a few groups and they rejected people from other regions. As a result, only people of a certain caliber could stay in the Sealed Northern Ice Emperor Region.

"Grandfather Lin, have you ever heard of any Transportation Array guardian sects in the Sealed Northern Ice Emperor Region?"

They were at the peak of a snowy mountain and surrounded by an endless scenery of snow and ice. It was beautiful but a normal person would feel hopeless here as the many vicious demonic beasts that prowled the snow would trap them there.

"Those people are so powerful that we don't have any contact with them. We don't even know much information about them. We don't even know much about Lion King’s Ridge. If it weren't for the animosity between my clan and that sect, we wouldn't even interact with them. Heavenly Talisman Lin Clan may be quite influential but we are only at that level, we might have been famous once but that is already a thing of the past," Lin Zhanhan said as he shook his head.

"Grandfather Lin, you're right. Yiye Clan only had a little more interaction with the Beitang Clan of Lion King's Ridge because the latter wanted to get our techniques on Beast Taming. But their main purpose was still Jiange." Yiye Tian frowned with anger as he brought this up.

After all, those people have almost wiped out the entire Yiye Clan. Anyone one would be angered by this. Qing Shui clearly understood what it was like to be unable to take revenge, to be helpless because one was not stronger than one's enemies.

This was the same way Yan Clan had treated Qing Clan in the past. When he saw their expressions, he consoled, "We will definitely make Lion King’s Ridge pay for everything they did. Beitang Lie and the others already owe us a large debt that Lion King’s Ridge must return."

Qing Shui now understood that at that time, Yiye Clan and Lin Clan must have been nothing in the eyes of the people from Lion King’s Ridge. But they would never have anticipated that their doom will be brought by these two clans they once thought insignificant.

Now that Lion King's Ridge had expanded in terms of influence and their businesses, most of the people had probably already forgotten about Yiye Clan and Lin Clan. The few people who could remember the events then were probably the culprits from Beitang Clan.

It wasn't surprising that Beitang Lie could recognize Yiye Jiange once he saw her. Yiye Jiange was a person that anyone could easily remember. Besides, it was precisely because he had his eyes on her that she could escape, he wanted her to be brought back alive then.

They cleared up an area and pitched their tents. They decided to camp at this peak for the night. As the harsh weather was nothing to them, they just treated it as scenery.

Recently, Qing Shui found that there was no improvement in his Ancient Strengthening Technique. Previously, he knew that it was at the Peak of the Seventh layer, he could still feel it advancing a little. However, for the past few days, he could not sense that his Ancient Strengthening Technique was advancing after he reached the small success stage of Nine Yang Golden Body.

Within his tent…

Previously, he had spent a significant amount of effort to breakthrough to the Seventh layer, he even had to go to Eastern Victory divine Continent. Now that he wanted to reach the Eighth layer, he knew that it would only be more difficult but he had no idea how should go about doing it. He reckoned that it would take a long time. Perhaps, he will breakthrough when he reached the Four Continents or perhaps, he may never breakthrough to the Eighth layer in his lifetime.

Within the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal…

The Bodhi Tree was thriving and had grown three inches. Practicing his spiritual energy over this period of time had become more enjoyable than before. Even his Fire Bird and Thunder Beast would rest near the Bodhi Tree.

There was already another Mysterious fruit and the previous one he saw was ripening soon. But Qing Shui did not pluck it down to eat. He had also accumulated quite a lot of Jade Spirit Fruits, Plum Blossom Wine and Vermilion Fruits.

His Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal was now very large. Furthermore, he did not even need to worry that those things will rot or degrade. Besides, it takes a long time to accumulate those things. As for the fish and turtles in his realm, he would feed them to his friends and families as long as it would help boost their strength, even if it is a little.

Qing Shui decided to practice some alchemy. He wanted to obtain the Spiritual Drops Alchemy Recipe this time. He knew that his experience was almost sufficient, he felt that he had delayed this for some time. The many events had reduced the time he could spare to practice alchemy, otherwise, he would have already successfully produced it by now.

After forty days in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, a clear crisp sound filled the air. Qing Shui had quickly obtained the alchemy recipe after his experience reached the required level. Qing Shui was delighted.

He entered his sea of consciousness!

Spiritual Drops: 10,000 year Spiritual Limestone, Mysterious Fruit, Five Element Fruit, Feathered Spirit Grass, Spiritual Crystal!

He was only 500,000 experience points away from getting the alchemy recipe for Golden Fragrance Jade!

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