Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 1113-1114
AST 1113 –Lion King Devil Slaying Formation, Is This the Biggest Trump Card of Beitang Clan?
Beitang Clan, including Beitang Yingji were all frightened of what they had just seen. That was a kind of cold feeling that originated deep within one's heart. Only now did they realize that Qing Shui was actually capable of eliminating the Lion King Devil Slaying Squad so swiftly.
Just how strong did one need to be in order to achieve that? He was all alone, it wasn't actually a formation!
Beitang Yingji squinted his eyes. He had already begun to feel the crisis they were facing today. Hence, he would need to take desperate action and finish off this very young man as soon as possible. If he failed to do it, everything in Beitang Clan would be destroyed in his hands.
"Seventh Uncle, we need to finish off this damned brat as soon as possible. If we don't do that, everything in Beitang Clan will be done for," Beitang Yingji said softly to the old man in white cloth beside him.
"Clan Head, do you intend to do it with hidden arts or Lion King Devil Slaying Formation?" The old man was barely noticeable standing at the side. He was like a pine tree. When he spoke, there was barely any movement of his mouth. Even his drooping long brows had no sign of movement.
There were also a few elderly men with similar attire around the old man. Every single one of them looked like they were near seventy years old, they looked just like ordinary people. But when one paid close attention to them, they would also find them to be somewhat extraordinary. That was because of the aura they emitted.
They were just like those kinds of immovable mountains. When they're standing there, they're like pine trees that were ten thousand years old. No matter how much they were swept by wind and battered by rain, even if one day the earth quaked and the mountain shook, they still wouldn't be affected by it in the least. Through hardships and battles, simply sitting or standing there, just their presence alone was enough to strike fear into the enemy.
"Seventh Uncle, you have also seen it with your own eyes. If we let things continue going on like this, even if eventually, we managed to finish off this little bastard, Beitang Clan might also lose its foundation. If that happened, it would only benefit the people who harbored bad intentions towards the clan." Beitang Yingji didn't really wish to see his own force continue to suffer anymore damage.
"It has been a few years since I came back along with grand master. I never expected in my lifetime that I would actually run into yet another prodigy. It is truly a waste that he isn't someone from Beitang Clan." Just like before, the old man still kept his eyes low as he spoke slowly. It was as if both of his eyes were shut tight.
"Clan Head Yin, who would have thought that this young man would be so powerful? Do you think that Beitang Clan will be able to make it safely through this time?" an elderly man with grey hair and cloth asked Clan Head Yin beside him.
His face looked just like that of an old god of longevity. He had white hair and the ruddy complexion of a healthy person in old age. He also had high forehead, giving people the impression that he was a friendly person. Additionally, both of his eyes were filled with wisdom and peacefulness.
"Clan Head Yinyue, is this still a question which has to be answered? You're someone who is well known for being a wise man. In fact, I am really looking forward to hearing your opinion," Clan Head Yin chuckled. He remained calm and collected.
"I feel that it is very tough for this young man to actually shake up the foundation of the Beitang Clan. What do you think?" The old man chuckled and moved his sight to Clan Head Yin.
"I share exactly the same opinion as you. Beitang Clan has built a really firm foundation. Look at those elderly men in plain clothes, they're all people who came back from the four continents to enjoy their old age. They are the large pillar supporting Beitang Clan. It's precisely because of these people that Beitang Clan could manage to stand so proudly and arrogantly for all these years," Clan Head Yin said while smiling softly.
"Hehe, Clan Head Yin, for some reason, I have a feeling that you didn't really mean what you said. Frankly speaking, I somehow feel that those old men weren't a match for the young man." Clan Head Yinyue squinted his eyes. His face was filled with a smile that looked as bright as a chrysanthemum.
"Hai, do you really have to be like that? You know what I meant deep down, is it really necessary for me to confess how I truly felt?" Clan Head Yin smiled. Deep down, everybody was aware about the cruel truth. It was all for the benefit of their respective clans. Because of how Beitang Clan used to have all the attention for themselves, the two clans shared a pretty good relationship with each other.
"Hehe, who said so? This young man is really patient. He doesn't seem like the kind of person with a savage attitude. Naturally, he would have already been confident by the time he dared to step into Lion King's Ridge. I have a feeling that this time, had both Lion King's Ridge and Beitang Clan not died, we would still at least have a layer of our skin peeled off." The old man still retained the warm facial expression he had from before.
"You certainly think quite highly of this young man!" Clan Head Yin looked at the old man in surprise.
"Could Clan Head Yin happen to not be doing the same thing?" Clan Head Yinyue smiled and asked.
"Of course I do… It's just that I never expected you to think so highly of him as well…" ……
Looking at the elderly men in plain clothes that came out this time, Qing Shui unconsciously tightened up his fists. These old men's auras were too obscure. If it had not been because he himself was powerful, he really wouldn't have been able to sense their strength.
These elderly men's strengths were surprisingly worth around five hundred thousand stars. Even though they possessed things which were capable of neglecting the laws of heaven and earth, Qing Shui had a feeling that their strength should not be any lower than two million stars in the other four continents.
This was not going to be as easy as the previous one. Qing Shui did not know whether they were Beitang Clan's trump cards. To think that the five continents would have such powerful beings… Qing Shui remembered the previous things said by the Lion King's Devil Slaying Squad… To think that Lion King's Ridge would hide such terrifying things up their sleeves.
He had always had a feeling that Beitang Clan would have people from the other four continents to oversee them. Considering that these people were so formidable, certainly, these people must be people who returned from the four continents. However, their life force didn't feel so strong, hence, it was very likely that they came back to live out their old age.
"Set up formation!"
One of the old men screamed out loudly.
The speed at which they set up formation was really fast. First off, six people together formed a row in front. After that, another four people rose up high into the sky and stood above the six men below. Then, another two men went forward and rose above the place where the people died before, they were about ten meters away from each other. Lastly, three people at the back divided themselves up into three layers and stood at a slant all the way to the bottom layer.
Lion King's Spirit! Formation activate!
A transparent hollow shadow appeared and enveloped these people in it. It was just like an enormous shadow, with there being something resembling that of a Demonic Beast Armor within it. It looked just like a large lion.
Lion King Devil Slaying Formation!
It gave off an antique feeling. It was a kind of aura with hidden killing intent. Merely the aura itself was already so sharp that it felt as if it was going to cut apart everything. Feeling this, Qing Shui knitted his brows, such a formidable formation.
Even though the formation was powerful, it wasn't invincible. The biggest weakness with Death Formations were that they did not last long. Even though it helped amplify the user's strength, once the opponents found its weakness, it would become really fragile. Once the formation was destroyed, everyone responsible for setting up the formation would be injured.
Furthermore, the formations didn't necessarily provide one with unlimited strength. Of course, some formations might be capable of that but the condition was that it would need more people in order for a greater strength boost. With more people, it would be harder to coordinate to set up the formation. Furthermore, with more people, there would also be a larger energy consumption. Apparently, for a huge formation that required more than ten thousand people, it could only initiate one attack. If that attack didn't work, the formation would automatically destroy itself unless there was additional special item that could assist in increasing its duration a bit.
The Earth Diamond Bear Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation could be heard faintly letting out beast cries. This wasn't fear, it was a kind of blood-thirsty battle intent. The Nine Continents Mountain was on top of Qing Shui ready to be used at anytime. However, the Nine Continents Mountain was now no longer a threat to the enemies.
"Young man, do you know about the other four continents?"
At this moment, an old man on the middle-upper part of the formation asked Qing Shui. He sounded rather amiable. It was just like a senior talking to a junior.
"I have heard a thing or two about it. But it seemed as if the four continents wouldn't let this place know more things about them than it should have. Hence, my current understanding towards the four is just superficial," Qing Shui smiled and replied.
"I have a feeling that place suits you really well. I wonder if you will still have the chance to go there. Today, we're in a war. I am someone from Beitang Clan but I won't say anything more than that. There are certain things that can never be cleared up with reasons alone. We often choose our own blood over reasons. There is a saying, blood is always thicker than water, there is no such thing as a bad person or a good person. Let's begin!" The old man slowly lifted up his hand.
"Sky Lion Sword!"
The old man said slowly. He spoke in a somewhat cold tone. It somehow didn't feel like it was something that would come out of a human's mouth.
It was a large and long sword. On the sword hilt was a malevolent lion head.
Qing Shui used the Buddha Manifestation without any hesitation. His spirit energy once again increased by one fold. As he swung his hand, an image of a large rod appeared in front of Qing Shui.
Vajra Buddha Devil Rod Technique!
Vajra Buddha Devil Rod Technique, First Style, change in Winds and Clouds!
Ever since he fought with Buddha Sect, Qing Shui learnt about the Vajra Buddha Devil Rod. This was also a spiritual battle technique. It required spirit energy. In the past, both Buddha Sect and Little Fattie had used normal battle rods in their hands to reduce the amount of spirit energy consumption.
Now however, the rod that Qing Shui thrust out had completely relied on his spirit energy. The reason why Qing Shui learned this Rod Technique wasn't just because it was a spiritual battle technique. Most importantly, it was because of the Buddha Form Reveal behind him. He was particularly interested in all the spiritual battle techniques that had to do with Buddha.
It was a huge, bright gold colored rod. On top of it was spouting enormous spirit pressure. As Qing Shui swung his hand and slapped it towards the huge rod, the color of the entire sky changed. As compared to the Nine Continents Mountain, this enormous force was many times stronger.
Back then, when Qing Shui was battling against Buddha Sect, he had already sensed the formidable feature about the Vajra Buddha Devil Rod Technique. Since then, he had already had this rod technique in his Interspatial Silk Sachet. While practicing it, it could be differentiated into two kinds, one which relied purely on spirit energy whereas the other one borrowed strength from other objects. For example, the object which Fattie relied on was precisely the golden rod.
When borrowing power from an external object, it wouldn't be considered a pure spiritual attack. Hence, Qing Shui felt that it was unsuitable to do so in the five continents. The enormous rod fell down and immediately crashed into the large blade.
The huge Lion King Sword only managed to block for a second before it broke into pieces. However, quite a lot of the aura of the rod has also been consumed. Very quickly, the enemies lifted up their hands and summoned yet another huge Lion King's Blade.
The Sky Lion Sword this time was the same size as the previous one. However, the aura on top of it felt more violent. Its speed had also become relatively faster. It immediately clashed against the golden rod.
The enormous rod vibrated for a moment and disappeared into thin air.
Vajra Buddha Devil Rod Technique, Second Style, Crushing Mountain and Rivers!
Qing Shui wasn't scared. When it came to competing in terms of spirit energy, he didn't fear anyone. It was yet another enormous golden rod. Compared to the previous one, the new one was even more powerful. With heaven splitting aura, it once again clashed against the blade.
In the past, when he was cultivating, his strength wasn't actually as powerful as now. He never expected that the strength of the Vajra Buddha Devil Rod that he summoned after his spirit energy strengthened would be this powerful.
Just moments after he broke the enemies' Lion King's Sword, they right away summoned another two huge Lion King's Swords. The two old men had each summoned out one sword. Compared to before, the strength of the blades now was even more powerful.
Two intense vibrating noises resounded. The two huge swords disappeared into thin air! The Vajra Buddha Devil Rod Technique was indeed quite a useful move. Qing Shui thought to himself that he should investigate it more thoroughly in the future.
This time, the four men below also summoned out four enormous Lion King's Swords. They were not the least bit weaker than the previous ones. They charged towards Qing Shui in crisscrossing patterns. As this was happening, a formidable spiritual pressure completely enveloped the surroundings.
This time, the huge golden rod immediately got blown away. The remaining four Lion King's Swords continued charging towards Qing Shui just like before.
If it had been someone else, their strength would have been significantly reduced under such spiritual pressure. In addition to that, the four Lion King Swords approaching him were equally as deadly.
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AST 1114 –Killing People Like Flies, Mass Murder……
Primordial Flame Whip!
Seven Star Steps!
Qing Shui's body was shuttling back and forth between the enemies like it wasn't being influenced by the enemies' spiritual sense. The Primordial Flame Whip in his hand was like an agile spiritual snake, constantly banging on those enormous Lion King Swords.
Both his miraculous speed and footwork have given rise to a magical effect in the battle. His speed in particular, was more important than strength alone. Up to a certain extent, the unusual features about his footwork could also be said to have helped make his speed unusually fast.
The fact that Qing Shui was not suppressed by the enemies' formidable spiritual pressure had certainly gone against the enemies' expectations. Seeing as Qing Shui was still lively and vigorous, they could not help but share gazes with each other.
Devil Slaying Sword!
A snow white long sword appeared in front of the old men. The long sword was slanted in the air and had its tip pointed towards the sky. Compared to the previous Lion King's Sword, it was about twice as big. The large sword was giving off a strong ancient feeling.
Qing Shui swung his hand. He couldn't afford to slow down, hence, he quickly formed a seal with his hands. Soon, an enormous golden rod appeared in the sky. The golden rod this time was a few times thicker than the previous ones. It was at least a hundred meters long and tens of meters thick. In addition to that, it was shining with a gold color. It formed a contrast together with the Golden Buddha Statue at the back and outshone it in radiance. Surprisingly, they formed a very harmonious mix with each other. It looked as if the enormous Buddha figure was commanding the huge golden rod.
Vajra Buddha Devil Rod, Fourth Staff, Five Soaring Waves!
At this moment, the huge snow white blade smashed towards Qing Shui like a toppling mountain. As this was happening, Qing Shui realized his body had become unusually stiff. At least in this instant, it was incomparably stiff.
His facial expression changed. Without further delay, he let out his right hand, released a Golden Buddha Palm and smashed it directly against the golden rod. Right now, the rod was just like a pillar that was pushing against the sky, almost as tall as the snow white blade on the opposite side. Similarly, it was a hundred meters long and tens of meters thick. Even an enormous ancient beast would end up scattered in pieces if smashed by it.
The air itself felt as if it was under the pressure of dark black clouds. It was so oppressive that it made people felt nauseous. Upon feeling this, a lot of people chose to quickly retreat. Merely the air pressure alone was already able to make people feel uncomfortable. In a while, if was destroyed, its power……
The snow white blade chopped towards Qing Shui. It might not be fast, yet it carried along a heaven splitting aura with it. Qing Shui's golden rod on the other hand, was like a toppling mountain. It emitted an aura which resembled that of one that would stir up the seas.
As the huge blade and rod clashed, they gave off a dull noise. A whirlwind visible with the naked eyes spread out into the surroundings. The air itself was as if it had been split open.
A formless force scattered into the surroundings like waves. A lot of the demonic beasts close to it immediately flew up in the air, covered in blood. In just a while, the sky was filled with countless drops of blood.
Upon seeing this happen, the people in the surroundings retreated even faster. However, some of the people at the front managed to counter the approaching wave by letting out powerful aura. Some of the people who weren't protected by the highly-skilled warriors and didn't manage to retreat in time either died or received minor to severe injuries.
After the first clash, both the huge blade and rod moved away from each other and immediately bumped into each other for a second time. The collision this time let out continuous high pitch noises. By the look of things, Qing Shui's rod seemed to have the upper hand. It managed to barely push back against the huge blade that was trying to push it down and straightened up. While this was happening, Qing Shui was also constantly bombarding the rod with the seals he formed with his hand.
Ten Thousand Flows Convergence!
In the next moment, he only observed ten or more old men each condensing a relatively smaller blade and guiding the blades towards the large one through some kind of bizarre route. After that, the smaller blades together combined into an incomparably large blade and smashed itself towards the previous blade.
Even though Qing Shui had always been really confident with himself, he was still stunned upon seeing what was in front of him. He quickly let out his hand and condensed a round-shaped golden energy. After that, he immediately pointed it towards the Nine Continents Mountain in the sky. As that happened, the originally simple-looking Nine Continents Mountain immediately began to look like it was plated with a layer of gold.
Qing Shui condensed the power of the Vajra Buddha Devil Rod on the Nine Continents Mountain. After that, he controlled the mountain with his mind and immediately sent it towards the golden rod.
Buddha's Piercing Eyes!
This time, Qing Shui didn't hold back any of his power. He used the Buddha's Piercing Eyes of the Buddha's True Eyes to counter against the elders' Lion King Devil Slaying Formation. However, whether it would work was an uncertainty to Qing Shui.
This action caused the people in the surroundings to retreat even faster. Except for a few of the stronger warriors, they hardly batted an eye towards it. At most, they only knitted their brows. The people from Beitang Clan didn't retreat, instead, they formed a faint halo layer.
As the loud noise resounded, everything around where the collision took place immediately turned into ruins. Waves after waves of tornadoes clashed into the surroundings like a huge air wave. This was an actual tornado……
Qing Shui's Buddha's Piercing Eyes actually worked…. Or rather, it could be said to have been the straw that broke the camel's back.
The collisions had already pushed their strength to a critical point. They had already been holding on to the Lion King Devil Slaying Formation for such a long period of time. And on top of that, they had also consumed a lot of spirit energy in the first few collisions just now. Right at this moment, Qing Shui penetrated through the halo of the formation with his Buddha's Piercing Eyes.
In an instant, the formation diminished. The people bearing the brunt were precisely these already injured elderly men. They were immediately attacked by the shattered spirit energy. Everything had been decided judging from the lack of protection provided by the formation as well as the severely injured wounds.
Even though Qing Shui also suffered injuries, things were completely different for him.
Unlike Qing Shui, the people in Beitang Clan were not capable of holding their own against approximately 70% of spirit energy attacks. Let alone right now, his total strength had already exceeded two million five hundred thousand stars. It was not something that they could compare themselves to.
More than ten of the powerful elderly men faded away. In just a short while, the entire area turned quiet.
It was quiet, dead quiet. It was a scene that no one in the area had expected to see. Or rather, they never expected that people from Beitang Clan would die so quickly.
"There's no way my eyes would deceive me! Would they?" Someone spoke as if he was crazy.
"This is too terrifying, whose clan does this young one belong to? Exactly who is capable of nurturing such a demon?"
"Beitang Clan is finished. All of those elders are the main pillars of Beitang Clan. They are precisely what makes Beitang Clan so powerful on the Lion King's Ridge. But now, they're all gone." ……
Clan Head Yin and Clan Head Yinyue were standing together watching from afar. They could only glance at each other. Neither smiled nor said anything. The two looked as calm as water. Despite this, only they themselves were aware of how agitated they felt deep inside.
In comparison to their excitement as well as the others' astonishment, Beitang Clan felt thunderstruck and devastated. Those elders had been the guardians of Beitang Clan for a long time. Even though they were said to be back to live out their old life, they still had quite a long time to live.
But now, they were all gone, meaning that everything was gone for them. In the past, Beitang Clan was an unbeatable existence. With them around, Beitang Clan was unstoppable. But now, they were gone. This was not the only problem;the devil was still around.
Beitang Yingji's expression looked so gloomy that it felt as if water could have dropped out of it. With his sharp eyes, he glared at Qing Shui. If people could be killed with the emotions shown in one's eyes, Qing Shui would have most likely died with cuts and bruises all over his body.
There were still a lot of people in Beitang Clan. Nevertheless, all of them felt a chill down their spines and deep in their hearts, as they looked at Qing Shui from far away, causing their entire bodies to feel cold.
Not knowing when, snowflakes began falling down from the sky. It all happened so suddenly. Qing Shui at this moment however, lifted up his leg and advanced towards Beitang Clan, making his way to Lion King's Ridge.
"Beitang Clan Head, have you finally decided to pay back the debt of blood that you have owed for many years? Let's put aside pushing you for the loan itself first, I think we have already given you quite a sufficient amount of bonus by letting you live peacefully for so many years." Qing Shui was smiling while he made his way towards Beitang Clan. However, in a lot of people's eyes, his smile was like a demon's smile.
"What kind of benefit has Yiye Clan offered you? I will pay you back ten or a hundred times! Join Beitang Clan, I can make you reach even greater heights!" Beitang Yingji stared at Qing Shui and said something which really shocked Qing Shui.
"Yiye Clan didn't give me any benefit. The daughter of Yiye Clan is my wife. The granddaughter of Yiye Clan is my adopted daughter. She has been brought up by my wife and I, in other words, she is also my blood-related daughter. So, what do you think Yiye Clan gave me?" Qing Shui continued smiling as he advanced forward.
"Is there no room for negotiation? I consider you a genius, joining Beitang Clan will definitely help you soar up into the sky at one go," Beitang Yingji said. Like before, he still sounded a bit stiff while saying it.
"Everything that Beitang Clan has? In the moment after I eliminate all of you, I can just take it right away without the need to ask for your permission. It's not like you guys will be able to take all of this stuff with you after you die."
"Do you really think that you can eliminate Beitang Clan?" Beitang Yingji once again glared at Qing Shui with his sharp eyes. The thing which he mentioned about making Qing Shui join him was only a thought. If it really turned out successfully, considering how powerful this little brat was, he would be more than enough to fill up what Beitang Clan lost by just using a few tricks.
But he was also aware that it was basically impossible to make him surrender. Hence, the only way to finish this was to eliminate him.
"Then try it!"
While speaking, Qing Shui immediately thrust out the Nine Continents Mountain. Furthermore, he bestowed the strength of the Vajra Buddha Devil Rod upon it.
The enormous gold Nine Continents Mountain clashed towards the place where Beitang Clan was. At this moment, Beitang Clan was already on its own, perhaps there might be still people not from Beitang Clan among the crowd. But the majority of the people wearing Lion King's Ridge's attire were already standing really far away from them.
Primordial Flame Dragon Drill!
Qing Shui used his hands and unleashed the Double Dragon Drill with all his might. On top of that, it was used with all his strength. With strength which exceeded two million five hundred thousand stars, it caused havoc in the area where Beitang Clan was in just a short while.
From there, countless blood-curdling screeches could be heard. Each of them tried to run away like stray dogs.
"Set up formations, set up formations……"
Beitang Yingji couldn't afford to act recklessly. After dodging Qing Shui's blows, he shouted loudly.
A lot of the demonic beasts in the surroundings rushed towards Qing Shui. There were countless numbers of them. Together, they managed to cover up both the sky and earth.
Lion King's Roar!
Nine Continent's Mountain!
Primordial Flame Whip!
Mighty Elephant Stomp!
At this moment, the girls also rushed out and attacked into the demonic beasts. This made Qing Shui knit his brows. But soon, he remembered that they had Sacred Jade divine Stone Ring with them and felt relieved.
A lot of the demonic beasts all turned mad. Six-Headed Demonic Spider summoned a large group of demonic spiders and in an instant, covered themselves within spiderwebs. At this moment however, Qing Shui didn't stop. With his hidden weapons and Primordial Flame Balls, he specifically targeted people and demonic beasts to kill.
All of Qing Shui's demonic beasts were with the girls. Qing Shui on the other hand, let out his spiritual sense and stared at Beitang Yingji and the people around him. The people there possessed the most powerful strength. On top of that, they had already set up a formation as well.
Sky Lionturtle Formation!
This was Lion King's Ridge most powerful yet temporary life-saving formation. This formation possessed extremely powerful defensive ability. The people within the formation were incapable of initiating attacks. As Beitang Yingji observed the Beitang clan members outside the formation not capable of even fleeing, he felt as though blood dripped down from his heart. Beitang Clan's dynasty was finished.
Some of the demonic beasts had long since run away. In the past years, Beitang Clan killed countless innocent people. Today, however, they were being massacred by other people… That feeling……
"Beitang Clan, when you guys did all that stuff a long time ago, you guys should have expected this day to come. People who kill will often be killed. In life, karma works in a cycle. Don't be afraid, just make sure to be good people in your next incarnation." Qing Shui's calm voice spread out into the surroundings. Meanwhile, he was also taking away one after another of the lives in his hand, causing a lot of people in the surroundings to feel chills all over their body.
Killing people like flies…… Mass Murder…….
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