Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 1191-1192
AST 1191 –The palm strike's bearing and style
"Just one of us will be enough to you!"
Qing Shui shook his head when he heard the old man's words. However, he was also able to feel the old man's tyrannical strength. They were unexpectedly all stronger than Tian Jiange and also stronger than himself.
This time, Qing Shui had ruined the plans of the Yu Clan and Third Prince. They naturally wouldn't let him go unscathed. With their capabilities, they were naturally able to muster such a force.
"I don't know who incited you to come, but I simply want to tell you guys that there's still time for you to leave. Otherwise, this will be your final resting place." Qing Shui didn't want to waste time on useless banter. The same also applied to his opponents.
"Arrogant! Young man, don't think that just because you have some strength, you are already at the top of the world. Today, I'm going to teach you that there's is always someone out there who is stronger than you."
The old man extended his hand the moment he finished speaking. An enormous palm pierced through the sky and made its way towards Qing Shui. It emitted a powerful confinement strength on it, it was making terrifying hissing noises.
Golden Thread Cloudhand!
Qing Shui was basically capable of ignoring such spirit energy attacks. He lifted his hand and immediately threw out his attack. Although he merely destroyed the old man's enormous palm, he then suddenly charged toward the old man.
Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation!
Since conciliation was not an option, Qing Shui decided to make them leave permanently. He used the Roaming Dragon Steps, his current speed within the Nine Palace positionings could be described as appearing and disappearing unpredictably.
Close-combat was Qing Shui's specialty, so much so that it could even be called one of Qing Shui's terrifying killer moves. The old man would not be as lucky as Tian Jiange.
This time, Qing Shui was attacking with the intention to kill. Hence, he didn't hold back with his attacks. He utilized his footwork to its peak and focused on attacking the opponents acupoints. His state of Taichi had also reached a terrifying height.
Both Qing Shui and the old man were really fast. As palm imprints flew everywhere, the old man would be struck once in every ten palm strikes. As time passed, the old man began to gradually get struck even more. It had actually only been within the span of a few breaths since the fight started, their speed was simply too fast.
Qing Shui was exerting his maximum strength in the attacks he threw out with his palms, fists and even fingers. The tyrannical strength of the seven-colored pellet was also slowly corroding the old man's body, accumulating within him bit by bit.
Striking acupoints to cause the old man's body to become numb!
When the rest of the old men realized what was happening, they all simultaneously unleashed their demonic beast armor manifestations and charged towards Qing Shui with their weapons.
Right at this moment, Qing Shui clenched both of his fists, unleashing 'Twin Peaks Piercing The Ears'. Both of his fists struck the old man's ears and temples while he was paralyzed.
The place became silent.
The other old men were stunned. This was the first time they have seen people of their strength getting pressured to such an extent by someone else. He was actually killed by a bare-handed strike to the head. The impact from the combination of the speed and mysteries of the fist technique was tremendous. It was so tremendous that they found it hard to accept.
Qing Shui also didn't think that unleashing his footwork and speed to the utmost would be able to pressure someone to the extent that he couldn't even use his demonic beast armor manifestation. This was because his acupoint strikes was no ordinary strikes. They could also temporarily cut the opponent's meridian channels.
This rendered the opponent unable to use his demonic beast armor manifestation, leading to a huge reduction in his strength. This was the terrifying part about a bare-handed fighter. Blocking the meridians by striking the acupoints!
"Join hands to kill him!" an old man screamed in rage.
Qing Shui took out his Big Dipper Sword and with just a thought, the Nine Continents Mountain appeared. He swung his left hand and along with his intention, the Nine Continents Mountain rushed towards one of the remaining old men with terrifying strength.
Actual battles were the fastest shortcut in increasing one's strength and experience. It was also the best way to consolidate their power and stabilize their strength. It was precisely the most effective way in assisting breakthroughs.
Hence, Qing Shui didn't use Emperor's Qi. He wanted to stabilize his own strength grasp every detail intimately through actual combat.
Nine Palace Steps!
Primordial Flame Dragon Whip!
As soon as Qing Shui shook his hand, the tip of the sword shot out a thick Primordial Flame Whip and immediately separated two of the old men that were charging towards him. The Primordial Flame Dragon Whip was like an intelligent grey dragon, deftly attacking the two old men.
However, the two old men were still getting closer and closer. One of the old men tangled up Qing Shui's Primordial Flame Dragon Whip whereas the other one aimed a pike at Qing Shui, sending a black eagle shaped gigantic energy diagram pouncing towards Qing Shui.
The black eagle was a crystallization of energy. It was about ten meters in size and the formidable power it gave off even shocked Qing Shui. Qing Shui swung his left hand.
Seal of Xuantian!
A Seal of Xuantian immediately smashed towards the black eagle. Qing Shui was also anxious, immediately following up with another attack.
The Seal of Xuantian dissipated, but what surprised Qing Shui was that the energy within the Seal of Xuantian seemed to have smashed its way into the black eagle's body, immediately causing the black eagle to slow down.
So the Seal of Xuantian could also be used this way!
One Hand Cover Sky!
Qing Shui once again swung his hand. A long golden colored palm imprint formed and directly striked the black eagle's body.
It was a heaven shaking noise. Unfortunately, it only managed to cause the black eagle to fall a little. It was still charging towards Qing Shui.
Currently, Qing Shui wasn't using the Buddha Form Reveal nor was he using Buddha's True Eyes. As he saw what happened, he knew that it was something that couldn't be taken lightly. He quickly used both skills.
One Hand Cover Sky!
Qing Shui once again used the One Hand Cover Sky. This time, he combined it with the Big Dipper Sword. This was because the black eagle was already near him. The enormous golden palm imprint carried a dazzling golden light as it smashed the eagle loudly. Right at this moment, the old man with the pike had also made his way to the back of the black eagle, basically following right behind it.
The surroundings were in a burst of incitement. The loud explosions sounded as if the world was ending. At this moment, Qing Shui was dazed. The 20% chance of doubling his offensive strength actually activated.
This was truly a tragedy for the old man. He was really confident with his battle strategy and was also really confident in the black shadow which he formed. However, he never imagined that the strength of that palm strike was so destructive that its strength actually didn't decrease even after penetrating through the black shadow.
Qing Shui looked on as the black shadow dissipated and the old man momentarily exploding. The attack that was close to thirty five thousand nimbus wasn't something the old man could take.
Qing Shui was a little stunned. A quote appeared in his mind. It was a quote which he often used to come across in the past. Was it the force of the sword or the excellence in the sword. Did his fist demonstrate its overbearing force or was it its profound style…
The old man's death caused the other old man who were charging over to immediately halt in their steps. Another old man was being suppressed by the Nine Continents Mountain. Originally, the Nine Continents Mountain was unable to suppress him but Qing Shui had summoned the Thunderous Beast in the middle of the battle.
The strength of the Thunderous Beast was currently also increasing rapidly. It constantly sent Thunderbolts and Violet Lightning Strikes at the old men. Because of the old man's speed, he was actually suppressed just like that by the Thunderous Beast and Nine Continents Mountain.
The more time passed, the more disadvantageous it was for him. Hence, he was waiting for someone else to kill Qing Shui before dealing with that hateful demonic beast. It was precisely this thought that caused him to fall into a defenseless state. Currently he could only wearily cope with the numbness of his limbs and the injuries from the Violet Lightning Strikes.
The old man was still rather valiant. Otherwise, he would have been crushed to death by the Nine Continents Mountain when he was struck by the Violet Lightning Strike.
This was the first time Qing Shui had experienced the strength doubling effect after his strength had increased tremendously. He felt that the 20% probability wasn't very accurate and didn't seem to be that high. Not only was his not that high, the probability on the weapons of Yan Yangchen and the others also seemed to be quite low. He only thought about it for a brief moment. In any case, having it would still be more powerful than not having it. As for whether the probability of the increase in strength, it was a matter of luck. If he was unlucky, he might not activate it even once in a hundred attempts.
The other remaining old man was no longer able to maintain his calm expression from before and even started to have a little fear. Being able to kill someone with the Demonic Beast Manifestation Seal with just one strike… How strong was this man?
The four old men had the strength of Grade Three State Masters. The first to be killed by Qing Shui has already reached twenty five thousand nimbus in strength. However, he was still swatted to death by Qing Shui.
The two remaining two old men were slightly weaker than the first old man. Currently, he was timid. The fact that he was already scared before they even started fighting basically meant that he already had lost.
Seal of Xuantian!
Seventh Wave of the Great Golden Buddha Palm!
Just as the old man came back to his senses, Qing Shui acted. Since he had already killed two of the old men, he would have to kill all of them. Furthermore, he had to do it quickly. Hence, he immediately used a formidable killing moves.
Lion King's Imprint!
Qing Shui lifted his hand, causing a huge rock immediately surround the old man.
The Lion King's Imprint's most formidable power was its explosion, just that it was easy for the target to dodge before it exploded. However, the old man was currently being confined. Hence, the strength of the Lion King's Imprint Qing Shui unleashed was extremely terrifying. ……
Qing Shui gathered their Interspatial Silk Sachets, cleaning up the area until no traces were left before he left. This battle helped him realize the strength of his battle techniques. For people with equal strength, advanced battle techniques, peak battle techniques, legendary or even paragon battle techniques were much more powerful than normal battle techniques.
The combination of Lion King's Imprint, Bloodthirsty Demonic Vines and the Seventh Wave of the Golden Buddha Palm's confinement was perfect. In addition, the Seal of Xuantian was also quite decent. The Tidal Cloud Waves Seal, Diamond Buddha Devil Staff, the Nine Continents Mountain and of course, the Nine Palace Steps, were all extremely powerful.
Tachi had always been Qing Shui's foundation for all his techniques. It was used to strengthen the Ancient Strengthening Technique and also to consolidate and harmonise the different kinds of energy within his body with great effect.
Seventh Heavenly Layer, Nine Yang Golden Body at Small Success Stage, Violet Gold Bloodline… All of these seemed to have stopped progressing. Qing Shui knew that they had reached their bottlenecks and was the greatest obstacles he had faced in his whoe life.
There was no longer any activity within the seventh grade Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. He had already plucked many Peaches of Immortality. Every peach could increase a person's lifespan by fifty years. Even though he was satisfied with the current state of the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, Qing Shui always had the feeling that the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal and the Nine Heavenly Layers of the Ancient Strengthening Technique were connected.
Seventh grade Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, Seventh Heavenly Layer of Ancient Strengthening Technique. Both sides had basically progressed in tandem. Even if they were on different levels, it would at most be a difference of one grade and the slower would catch up very quickly.
Many times it had been the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal that upgraded first andthe Ancient Strengthening Technique would subsequently break through. If the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal stopped progressing, so would the Ancient Strengthening Technique. Hence, Qing Shui felt that it would be hard for him to break through in the near future and his strength still needed to be consolidated and upgraded.
It was still quite early when he returned to the Firecloud Blacksmith Store. Qing Shui went out after he cleaned up. The streets were brightly lit. There was almost no difference between day and night within Yan City.
As he followed the crowd down the street, his heart was calm, especially calm. He missed Yu Ruyan and also missed his family. However, what he wanted more was to quickly increase his strength and locate Di Chen. It would be best if he could reunite his family. As long as that happened, it wasn't important where they lived.
There was still the matter he promised his mom, to look for Yan Zhongyue. Qing Shui rubbed his head. The continent was too big, looking for a specific person was harder than looking for a needle in the haystack.
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AST 1192 –Sirius’ Reincarnation, Large Success Stage for the Nine Yang Golden Body
Qing Shui walked slowly in the traffic and suddenly, noisy sounds rang out.
“Beat her, beat her! This jinx, get her to leave this place!”
“Don’t let her remain here!”
Qing Shui continued on. He wanted to see what was happening.
Very suddenly, he could sense an extremely oppressive aura, causing him to be astonished. However, when he saw the source of that aura, he felt even more surprised.
It was because he saw a little girl in tattered clothes. This girl was the one who was surrounded and many people were throwing things at her, including rotting vegetables.
She should be a young girl who had yet to come of age. Her frame was very small, her clothes tattered, her hair messy. She was dirtied from all the things people were throwing at her and there were even some people who were throwing some slightly heavier stuff at her.
“Sigh, she is still a kid. You guys shouldn’t be treating her like this. She hasn’t done anything,”an old man said with pity.
“She’s the reincarnation of Sirius. If we don’t chase her away, this area will end up being covered in corpses sooner or later. If some aristocratic clans were to know of her, they would kill her directly. We’re doing this for her own good as well. Quickly leave and find a quiet place to live in.”
“That’s right, this will be good for everyone.”
Qing Shui couldn’t see what the girl looked like. The reason he was astonished was because that oppressive aura had came from her. Earlier, when he heard that she was a reincarnation of Sirius, he recalled Chi Ao and Chi Feng whom he had met in the Jade Mountain Village. He went over without thinking.
Being covered in rotting vegetables and stuff made did make Qing Shui frown a little, but he still walked up to the girl. That oppressive pernicious aura which attracted Qing Shui was different from what he had sensed from Chi Ao and Chi Feng. It was because this aura was even more terrifying. However, what made Qing Shui walk over was the girl’s lonely silhouette.
At that moment, Qing Shui couldn’t be bothered with anything else, even if it was the aura which she was exuding. He walked up to the girl, causing the people in the surroundings to be stunned and they stopped throwing stuff at the little girl.
The little girl had her head lowered and was shivering a little. She lifted her head and saw Qing Shui. Her eyes were pitch-black and cold, giving Qing Shui and indescribable feeling, making him feel that it was a little gloomy. Her eyes were too terrifying due to the lack of emotions in them. She should only be about 15 or 16 years old.
The girl saw Qing Shui being covered in rotting vegetables and met his calm gaze. She was young but had seen too many gazes. This person’s gaze was one that only she herself had seen before.
“Do you want to come with me? I can help you fulfill your wish,”Qing Shui smiled and said seriously.
Qing Shui’s words caused a commotion to break out amongst the crowd.
“Young man, she is the reincarnation of Sirius. It won’t be long before the powers in her are awakened and she’ll kill you.”
“Young man, I know that you’re doing this out of goodwill but you mustn’t be rash!”the old man from earlier sighed and said.
Qing Shui only looked at the girl. Earlier, he had subconsciously rejected such bullying behavior because of Qing Qing. At least, right now, this little girl was very weak. In a sense, for them to meet in this lonely place was fate.
“Lass, come with me first. You can leave whenever you want to. How about it?”Qing Shui said gently.
When the girl saw how Qing Shui was dirtied by the rotting vegetables, a hint of a weird look flashed in her gaze. As she looked at his warm smile, she nodded gently.
Qing Shui smiled and reached out his hand!
The girl was stunned for a moment before she reached out her dirty little hand to take Qing Shui’s. They then turned and left, ignoring the surroundings’discussions, dissuasions and voices of pity.
An extremely disharmonious scene appeared. It was Qing Shui and that little girl!
A lady quietly looked at this scene from afar. She was wearing loosely-fitted dressed but was covered up well. She wore a bamboo hat as well, keeping herself wrapped up in layers of martial clothes. However, many people still looked in her direction. It was because even though she was covered in many layers, she was still as eye catching as a little sun amidst the crowd. Her loosely-fitted clothes couldn’t hide her soft curves or how she walked;with a charm like flowing water.
The lady was slender and although Qing Shui had noticed her as well, there was nothing to feel strange about to find a lady like this amongst so many people.
Therefore, he didn’t pay it much head and left with the little girl. As they walked, he brushed off the dirty stuff on their bodies.
The street was very clean and he didn’t know where those people had gotten these things from. There seemed to be a vegetable stall nearby earlier.
Qing Shui brought the girl back to the blacksmith store and had bought her clothes on their way back. Upon reaching the blacksmith store, he got her to wash up and change her clothes.
The girl took the clothes from him and threw him a glance. There were still no fluctuations in her gaze and she hadn’t spoken a single word since the very beginning. She didn’t even make a single sound.
“Go on!”Qing Shui smiled and urged her on.
The girl walked in and Qing Shui went to clean up as well. It was just that he had done it very quickly and he got down to cooking after that. He’d had his meal but was now making some for the girl.
When the girl came out, Qing Shui was cooking. As she stood at the kitchen’s door, Qing Shui turned to look at her and then was stunned again.
The girl’s countenance was pale and her eyes were empty and void of emotions. Most importantly, she was exuding a terrifying and overwhelming pernicious aura. Qing Shui was surprised how she could have such a strong pernicious aura. As for the explanation that she was the reincarnation of Sirius, Qing Shui felt that it was bullshit.
Qing Shui took out a jade pendant and gently put it around her neck. Qing Shui could smell a light fragrance coming from her and he smiled and patted her on the head, “Go wait in the hall. It’ll be ready soon!”
There were no changes in the little girl’s expression. However, she looked at Qing Shui again, nodded and then headed toward the hall.
Qing Shui brought out two vegetable and two meat dishes, as well as a soup…
“You must be hungry. Have some food!”Qing Shui sat opposite her and said gently.
The girl didn’t start eating but looked at Qing Shui, speaking after a long while had passed, “Why?”
When she spoke, her beautiful snow-white teeth were revealed. However, her voice was a little coarse and rigid. It should be because she hadn’t spoken for a very long time.
“Why are you treating me so well?”
The little girl seemed to be afraid that Qing Shui might not understand and asked again. This time around, she was more fluent than her first attempt but her voice still sounded coarse and cold. Her voice gave others the feeling that her heart was filled with darkness.
This made Qing Shui think of the Demon Lord. She was also cold, without any hint of emotions in her. However, it was different for this girl. Other than being disheartened and void of emotions, she had a strong killing intent.
“You’re afraid that I’ll deceive you?”Qing Shui smiled and asked.
The girl shook her head and looked at Qing Shui, “If there’s anything on me that you want, you can feel free to have. But I don’t think there is.”
“For some things, there’s no need for any reasons but yet one would still feel willing. Are you able to understand a situation like that?”Qing Shui looked at her and said.
“I don’t!”The girl replied honestly.
“I know that you won’t say even if you do. However, I feel that we have an affinity. Don’t worry. I won’t do anything that would hurt you,”Qing Shui said very seriously.
“What can I do if I were to follow you?”
“I’ll let you become happy!”
“Happy? What is happiness? Even if you were to pluck down the moon from the sky, I won’t feel happy,”the girl said softly. Her tone was very cool and calm like water.
“Have some food first. If you don’t eat, it’ll get cold,”Qing Shui smiled and said.
After dinner, it was already late and Qing Shui told her to have a good rest in her room.
At night, Qing Shui called out a few demonic beasts to stand on guard outside while he entered the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. When he looked at that yang stone, he was reminded about the matter of him having to forge a sword. He really didn’t have confidence but decided to give it a try.
The greatest difficulty in handling the yang stone was to melt it!
After making the necessary preparations, Qing Shui started to melt it. Primordial flames, Nine Yang Golden Flame, Heart of Roc…
Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation, Buddha Form Reveal, Buddha’s True Eyes!
Qing Shui circulated his powers to their limits and then willed the movement of the nebula and Yin-Yang Image in his consciousness. He then used his spiritual sense to lock the Yang Stone on the flames.
One day, two days…
In the process, Qing Shui would take the Vital Essence Pill to hang on!
A total of 81 days!
Just as Qing Shui was about to give up, the first drop dripped down. As the saying went, the start is always the hardest. At the very start, it would always be in drips. Qing Shui knew that he had succeeded!
Qing Shui only managed to completely melt it on the 90th day. The other materials had already melted long ago and were confined in the air in a liquid state. Qing Shui didn’t dare to drop them, otherwise, the earlier ones would have been condensed by now.
The next part on was the malleability!
Everything to follow would be controlled by spirit energy. Of course, the meridian channels, structure and other aspects of the sword won’t be achievable just because the individual was powerful.
Next, he took out the Violet Star Thunder God to hammer with. The only equipment he used was a hammer. He didn’t even use a forging platform. It wasn’t because there wasn’t a need for it but because ordinary forging platforms couldn’t be used.
The entire process was very smooth. When the familiar glow lit up, Qing Shui heaved a sigh of relief. The sword was basically completed and all he had left to do was to engrave Seal Formations or to mount some mysterious gemstones or things like that.
Qing Shui looked at the shimmery sword that was three feet long. When he held it in his hand, a faint warmth was exuded from it but a mysterious surge of power gushed straight down to his bones.
In that instant, Qing Shui’s body emanated brilliant golden light. Even the sword he was holding was shining out with a bright golden light. At the same time, the Buddha image once again appeared behind him.
Qing Shui submerged himself in that mysterious feeling.
Suddenly, the Buddha image behind him turned into a stream of golden light and entered the nebula in his consciousness, becoming a unique golden star. It was more than ten times bigger than the other stars and was extremely dazzling.
Next, an intent appeared in Qing Shui’s consciousness.
Nine Yang Golden Body at the large success stage, Buddha’s True Eyes at the large success stage!
Qing Shui couldn’t care about anything else. He quickly put down the sword to sense his abilities. His physical strength was now at 35 nimbus and it was the great benefit the Nine Yang Golden Body had brought him.
At the small success stage, the Nine Yang Golden Body only increased his strength by one nimbus. To think that at the large success stage, it provided an increase of about ten nimbus…
This impact was tremendous. Qing Shui suddenly recalled that the Buddha image had appeared and then disappeared, before turning into a golden star in his consciousness. It seemed that the Buddha’s True Eyes had reached the great perfection stage.
Qing Shui probed with his spiritual sense to see what changes there were.
Qing Shui’s spiritual sense probed into his consciousness and he was greatly taken aback. It was now as if a mountain valley had collapsed, increasing the space of the area in the surroundings. The seven-colored pellet in his consciousness began to spin rapidly, as if slowly increasing the energy. The golden pellet’s energy was also increasing… Referring to the Sirius star
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