Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 1193-1194
AST 1193 –Gains and losses, A Profit, Legendary Grade Weapon, Blood Terminating Pills
Similarly, the energy of both the Seven-colored Pellet and Golden Pellet were also increasing. Suddenly, a huge message appeared. Qing Shui stood there in a daze. He was stunned because even he himself wasn't sure whether this was a good or bad thing.
His physical strength had finally achieved thirty five nimbus. He proceeded to sense it only to find that the Seven-colored Pellet had helped him increase his physical strength by fifteen times. Unfortunately, the Buddha Statue turned into a golden star within his sea of consciousness. But in exchange for that, Qing Shui could now utilize the divine Nebula Formation to attack.
A lot of the information in the messages which appeared in his consciousness previously were about the divine Nebula Formation. The Golden Pellet within his Dantian was able to help double his strength. Not only this, it was also a passive kind of increase, in other words, it was a permanent increase. Qing Shui could increase it at any time he wanted.
Hence, his physical strength could already be considered to have increased significantly. Although the strength of his spirit energy seemed to have gotten weaker, he had gained the addition of the divine Nebula Formation to his arsenal.
Physical strength that was worth thirty five nimbus… Taking into account the fifteen fold boost in strength provided by the Seven-colored Pellet, his physical strength had achieved nearly twenty seven thousand nimbus. In addition to that, the Nine Continents Mountain had also achieved a strength worth fifty three thousand nimbus.
"Could it be what people usually say as "what you lose on the swing, you get on the roundabouts"?"
By merely looking at these, things already seemed to be pretty good. On the whole, Qing Shui felt really happy. He quickly went on to sense the strength of his spirit energy. After all, his physical strength had already increased significantly. He could feel that it was stronger than before.
As he started operating his spirit energy, he found it to be incomparably abundant. However, its explosive ability remained the same as before. After all, prior to this, the buddha statue could provide twice as much boost to his spirit energy. But now, without it, he could only do it once. Nevertheless, it was already fine the way it was now. Beside, he still had the divine Nebula Formation.
The divine Nebula Formation was a killing formation formed rapidly when the spirit energy imitated the stars in the sky. It was all controlled by spirit energy. It was really profound and was considered to be a powerful killing formation.
At the moment, Qing Shui wasn't really interested in learning the divine Nebula Formation. With his current strength, merely one Nine Continents Mountain was already enough to make him all the more terrifying, let alone his current spirit energy was also just as strong as before.
However, the fact that the buddha statue disappeared made Qing Shui feel a bit uncomfortable. He remembered the Buddha's True Eyes and got a bit nervous. He hurriedly attempted to use it and realized that it was still there.
Buddha's True Eyes!
It was a very solid power. That was a kind of emotion…. A sorrowful, heavy, merciful as well as sympathetical aura instantly enveloped the surroundings.
The Buddha's True Eyes targeted the opponent's heart. It attacked one's mind and immediately aimed for the softest spot in a person's heart. The Heart Toxin Talisman also had similar effects. Unfortunately, it wasn't as orthodox as Buddha's True Eyes.
If an outsider was present when Qing Shui used the Buddha's True Eyes, he would definitely feel that Qing Shui was like a tall impassable mountain, making himself feel spiritually pressured both physically and mentally.
Of course, if it was someone who far exceeded Qing Shui in terms of strength, his percentage of success with the Buddha's True Eyes would be low. Furthermore, its effect would be greatly reduced as well. This was a law that would never change.
For now, other than the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation, all of his strength has immediately turned into passive battle techniques. This made him feel as if his body was as strong as a divine stone at any time. However, his Ancient Inheritance helped keep his aura well-hidden. Very few people were able to examine Qing Shui's true strength.
The Violet Blood Thread within his blood seemed to have gotten slightly thicker. There was a majestic energy around it as well.
At the moment, Qing Shui was unsure about the functionality of the divine Nebula Formation. If he followed the rules from before, his physical strength would decrease by half but his spirit energy would double. But as Qing Shui thought about it, he thought it was quite a satisfying result as well. Despite losing the buddha statue, the golden pellet in his dantian was even stronger. Not only did it contain powerful Qi of the Ancient Strengthening Technique and Violet Gold divine Force, it could even help boost his strength onefold. This was already beyond the knowledge Qing Shui had towards Ancient Strengthening Technique.
In a nutshell, Qing Shui was already considered to have gained a lot this time. The reason why he broke through this time was because he forged the Yang Stone Sword. It was the Yang energy within the sword which triggered a series of changes in his Nine Yang Golden Body.
He suddenly thought about the Yang Stone Sword. Qing Shui quickly took out the sword. He remembered from before that at the time when he broke through, the Yang Stone Sword was also shining with golden light. He didn't know that if it was him who broke through first or it was the Yang Stone Sword which shone first.
At the moment when Qing Shui used the Heavenly Vision Technique to look at the Yang Stone Sword, he once again froze in shock.
A legendary grade weapon!
He had actually forged a legendary weapon. Even though, at the moment when he broke through to the Hexa-color Rainbow Art of Forging, it was said that he had a small chance of forging legendary weapons, he never thought that he would be able to do it so quickly. It might have had something to do with the Yang Stone.
Nine Yang Sword!
Qing Shui continued reading downwards. Forged from Yang Stone. Imbued with Primordial Flame and Nine Yang Golden Flame. Contained formidable strength.
Helped increase the user's strength by tenfold. Increase fivefold spirit energy. The raw defensive strength which got increased twofold included the spirit energy defense, at the time when the user attacked, there was a 20% chance the power would be doubled. Nine Yang Force could protect the user from some negative effects, for example, from poison. It helped reduce the user's energy consumption by 50% and help double the strength recovery speed.
Can recognize its owner!
State: Hasn't recognized an owner!
This was precisely how a legendary grade weapon was…….
Qing Shui knew that he was really in luck this time for being able to forge the Nine Yang Sword. Unfortunately, this sword wasn't his. Also, only this sword could help significantly increase his strength. Legendary weapons weren't in the same class as high grade weapons. Those weapons were weapons that only existed in legends.
Qing Shui looked at the Nine Yang Sword as he reluctantly put it down. Compared to last time, this time, he felt even more impulsive to own this weapon.
Last time, it was Yan Jinyu, Qing Shui thought for a long time and made up his mind to act foolishly yet again. The law could never change, after all, it's always said that foolish people had foolish luck. Forget it, as Qing Shui felt that time was almost up, he made up his mind to only carve seal formations tomorrow.
By the time Qing Shui went out of the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, the sky was already a bit bright. When he came out, he didn't really mind the sun. When he arrived at the courtyard however, he saw a very thin figure of a person standing far away. Qing Shui was a bit saddened seeing that small figure standing there.
"Why are you not sleeping more?" Qing Shui asked softly.
The girl turned around: "I can't sleep!"
"Oh, then your body must be too frail. Come and practice fists with me!" Qing Shui pulled her to the backyard while talking.
The girl's hand felt really cold. Qing Shui slowly investigated her body with his spiritual sense. Originally, he only wanted to see if her body was healthy but after taking two steps, he abruptly came to a stop.
"How old are you?" Qing Shui asked.
"Fifteen years and ten months old!" the girl answered calmly.
Qing Shui held her hand and once again walked towards the backyard.
There were actually Blood Terminating Pills within her body! No wonder people called her the incarnation of Sirius. The reason why Qing Shui knew about the Blood Terminating Pill was because he has heard of it before from the Ancient Inheritance. It wasn't actually anything like the incarnation of Sirius. It was a pill formed from very powerful resentment, baleful aura and pernicious aura. At the time when the girl reached adulthood, normally, at sixteen, it would burst. The girl would then turn into something which resembled a demon. She would be reborn into a new being and her strength would madly increase. When that happened, she would be very blood-thirsty and only be able to find peace through killing.
Qing Shui didn't know if this was real. But now, since he was already able to make it here, what else could he not believe?
Qing Shui started to practice his Taichi Fist slowly. He explained the techniques while practicing them. He didn't know if the girl would learn from him but he would definitely teach her. Taichi helped cultivate one's mind and moral character. It also helped mediate one's mind and relaxed one both physically and mentally. Qing Shui felt that he must have her learn it.
Hence, he patiently practiced the fist while explaining to the girl again and again.
One time… Two times……
A hundred times…….
It was already past morning and yet Qing Shui still continued to explain about it. He tried to explain every single word in it and demonstrated them to her. All along, he looked really calm.
The girl slightly lowered her head. After that, she started doing the Taichi Rising Hand stance. She performed the techniques one by one and seemed to have great talent for it. It might have been because she had seen it a lot and heard about it a lot. Hence, she could already pull it off nicely on her first try. On top of that, she was ever able to follow along to the pace of his breathing.
She already seemed quite adapted to the style on her second try. Vaguely, it could be seen that her movement was quite smooth. Even though it wasn't to the extent of looking very natural and unforced, no one would think that she just started practicing it when they saw her movements.
Qing Shui observed her in silence. Whenever she made mistakes, he wouldn't try to correct her right away. He would only demonstrate it again at the time when she stopped. The girl too knew which part of the techniques she wasn't good at and would observe Qing Shui when he demonstrated it again.
Just like this, another two hours passed. The pace at which the girl improved shocked Qing Shui. She could already pull off the Taichi Fist by herself. Qing Shui intended to let her suppress the baleful aura in her body with the Taichi Fist in the future.
There was two months left. Qing Shui was a bit concerned. He didn't know if she would go through great changes after these two months. He also did not know the extent to which her strength would increase once she got reborn by then. Would she kill him? Qing Shui believed that he would be able to run away but what about the people around here? Actually, those people weren't really clear about what she was, if they had known about it, they would have done more than just kicking her out.
At the moment when Qing Shui brought her to have food, he could already feel a bit of change taking place inside her. It was something very hard to describe, he felt that it might have been a change which was taking place in himself instead. He felt that he was treating this girl like Luan Luan and Yu Chang, perhaps even Qing Yin and the others.
Morning was already half gone by the time they finished their food. Yan Yangchi and the others came. This time, the Fifth and Seventh Princesses as well as Fourth Prince also came.
At the time when they saw the girl beside Qing Shui, they were all stunned. The girl didn't talk to anyone. Even when Yan Jinyu and the others approached her the start a conversation, she would just remain silent.
"She was always like this, alright! Go inside!"
Originally, the ladies still wanted to joke around with the girl. But every time they saw her, they would feel nervous. That was a very weird kind of terrified feeling. At first, they were just feeling uncomfortable but as time passed, they felt as if they overcame their feelings. After all, she was just an ordinary person.
"Qing Shui, you haven't told us who she is?" Even the Seventh Princess had now begun to address him as Qing Shui. She asked with a smile.
"She is my long-lost daughter. I have finally found her. Let's go, I have made some food today to return you guys the favor of helping me find my daughter," Qing Shui said, while greeting the others.
The others didn't believe him. Nevertheless, they still smiled and congratulated him.
The girl was already back in her own room. Qing Shui on the other hand, continued to drink alcohol with them. After all, it wasn't time to eat yet, hence, there were teas and alcohol on the table. It was up to them what they wanted to drink.
Qing Shui didn't mention anything about the assassination attempt on him. Nor did he feel like saying it now. He felt that he had at least the ability to defend himself in Great Yu Dynasty, let alone he already knew some of the royal family members here.
"Qing Shui, be more careful nowadays. Both Yu Clan and Third Prince may attack you. Why don't you come stay in Yan Clan?" Yan Jinyu put down the cup of tea in his hand and asked.
The Fourth Prince had begun to say something. Usually, he would speak very few words, hence, at this time, everyone listened attentively.
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AST 1194 –Nine Yang Gold Needle Acupuncture. Taichi Pernicious Aura
Qing Shui smiled and shook his head, rejecting Yan Jinyu's good intentions. "This place is quite close to the Yan Clan. Besides, they wouldn't dare to attack in public. It will be fine."
After what had happened yesterday night, Qing Shui was quite confident in himself and wasn't concerned at all.
"The royal family has already stepped forward. I can assure you that at the very least, no one would try to endanger Mister Qing over this matter." the Fourth Prince smiled and said.
Qing Shui smiled and looked at the Fourth Prince, "I sincerely thank you then!"
Even though Qing Shui wanted to head for the outside world through the royal family or maybe through the Heaven Secret Academy by relying on the royal family, he wasn't used to flattering others. He liked to rise with his own strength to at least be on the same level as others.
It could also be said that anyone would prefer it that way. But only very few would actually pull it off. However, Qing Shui had both the capital and the potential. The only thing he needed was more time.
"There's no need to stand on ceremony. You are a friend of the Yan Clan. I have already taken Mister Qing as a friend too." the Fourth Prince smiled and said.
"Of course, I'm also very happy to be able to be friends with the Fourth Prince." ……
Fourth Prince and the others only left after staying for more than half a day. They came today mainly to invite Qing Shui to a feast the Yan Clan was organizing to thank him. They wanted to see if he would be available tomorrow.
Qing Shui had more than enough time. In any case, he would have squeezed out time for it even if he was busy. Hence, he naturally agreed. Additionally, preparations for Yan Yangchi's and Fifth Princess's marriage had already started. Many people within Yan City already knew about it.
The Yan Clan's position within Yan City would rise once they were related by marriage. Most importantly, the royal family would send people over to share the burden of fighting against Scarlet Flame Region. This would help make things more relaxed for the Yan Clan.
Mentioning the Scarlet Flame Region, he remembered that there was news these few days about the Scarlet Flame Region being on the move again. Some of the huge clans in Yan City had shared that a few of their people had been injured. Unfortunately, the only thing they could do was defend themselves. They were unable to take the initiative to attack. This made people feel upset.
Today, Yan Yangchi and the others had also mentioned the warriors from Scarlet Flame Region. They even told the public that they would make blood flow like a river on the wedding day of the Yan Clan and the royal family.
They weren't specify whose blood they wanted to shed like water. Was it the Yan Clan? Or people from Yan City? Or was it certain warriors? Actually, the people from Scarlet Flame Region have done quite a lot of these things. The reason why they did so was to make people panic and put pressure on the Yan Clan and the royal family. This time, they were here to embarrass the Yan Clan and the royal family.
Hence, quite a lot of warriors had already sneaked into Yan City. They even used special methods to investigate regarding any Scarlet Flame Region's warriors hidden into the crowd.
Nevertheless, the royal family still had some power. Even though it was something which seemed impossible, they still managed to carry out the task quite efficiently. Within a few days, they had already filtered out and killed almost a hundred people who were all powerful experts from the Scarlet Flame Region.
Doing so would also enrage the people from Scarlet Flame Region. Nevertheless, there would still be a limit to which how far they would go. Just like the fact that both good people and bad people wanted to survive, there would never be a day when bad people would be completely annihilated. It would be fine as long as they could achieve a "balance" or a state of "peace".
Qing Shui thought to himself that he would go and visit the Scarlet Flame Region when he had time. It was rumored that Yang Stones might appear there. However, those were only rumors and it wasn't certain if there really were Yang Stones there.
What currently concerned Qing Shui the most was this girl of unknown origin. If it was fast, the Blood Terminating Pill would completely awaken within her in two months. . Hence, Qing Shui wanted to help her before it awakened.
As Qing Shui had nothing to do in the afternoon, he directly pulled the girl to practice fist techniques with him. He would also help her nurse her body. Only if her body was strong enough would she feel less pain when the pill awakened.
He strengthened her meridians, Constitution Nurturing, Rainbow Trout Fish, as well as some medicinal pills. Little by little, Qing Shui improved her body. The main method he used was acupuncture.
His strength had increased, his Nine Yang Golden Body achieving large success stage. Other than Five Elements Acupuncture, Constitutional Nurturing Acupuncture and more, he had even acquired something called Nine Yang Golden Needle Acupuncture.
The Nine Yang Energy was really mysterious. The world were divided into Yin and Yang and so were humans. Regardless of whether they were men or women, they were still divided into Yin and Yang. Only by blending Yin and Yang would one maintain the balance within one's body.
The Nine Yang Gold Needle could regulate the Yang Energy within one's body. When it got a bit too high, it could decrease it. When it got low, it could also increase the energy. Using this method could help find balance with the Yin Energy. Of course, it could be regulated within an appropriate range, letting one of them to slowly increase in order to catch up with the other. This was the same theory of mutual promotion and restraint in the Five Element Acupuncture.
It was just that the use of the Nine Yang Gold Needle was even more significant. For example, when a person who was impotent got injected a Nine Yang Gold Needle by Qing Shui, he would immediately turn into a robust man.
Qing Shui had just come to understand that the most important thing about the Nine Yang Gold Needle was that it could help people break through their bottlenecks, in crease as well as stabilize their strength. It could arouse one's potential power, permanently or temporarily increase their power.
The girl still didn't like talking. When Qing Shui asked about her name, she only replied that she didn't know. Seeing this, Qing Shui stopped asking. He only hoped for the ice-cold body of hers to get warmer.
Qing Shui noticed that the girl only talked to him and no anyone else. She wouldn't even look at them.
Qing Shui thought it might have been because he was the one who brought her back.
"Tomorrow, the Yan Clan is organizing a dinner. Come with me. Even though the food won't taste as good as mine, I will make some specially for you, is that alright?" Qing Shui looked into the sky and asked.
"I can eat anything."
The girl looked at Qing Shui and said gently. She saw Qing Shui's warm eyes and saw the concern in his eyes. These were eyes she used to only be able to see in her memories.
"Little girl, can you tell me what will make you happy?" Qing Shui felt more familiar with her. Hence, he pretended like he asked the question by accident.
The girl shook her head and didn't say anything.
Qing Shui didn't expect that she would say anything to him now. He only hoped that he could make her relax little by little. There were things hidden deep in her heart. The vicious aura within her heart was too strong. It could be described as bearing so much hate it was enough to weigh the sky. The resentment, vicious and pernicious aura had already taken on a form of its own. Even if Qing Shui made her wear a jade pendant, she would still attract people's attention, just that it wouldn't be as bad as when he first saw her.
At night, Qing Shui finished carving the seal formations on the Nine Yang Sword. The legendary weapon was finally considered to be completed. Even though this powerful weapon didn't belong to him, he had also managed to gain benefits from it. He managed to increase his strength significantly because of it. To be more precise, the advantages which he got were no less valuable than the weapon itself.
For the remaining time, Qing Shui would spend it studying the Nine Yang Gold Needle. He would experiment on himself. Just like this, time passed unknowingly. Eventually, he realized that the Nine Yang Gold Needle could not only treat illnesses, it could also increase one's strength and strengthen the body. Furthermore, it could also be used to kill opponents. The Nine Yang Gold Needle was really sharp and could pierce through armors with the Hidden Weapons Technique. It could be used to destroy armor using methods learned from Hidden Weapons. The Nine Yang Force within it could be used to destroy acupoints and meridians. This was precisely what the Nine Yang Energy was, able to both kill and treat someone. ……
On the second day, Qing Shui woke up in the morning as usual, only to find that the girl was already up. She seemed to be waiting for Qing Shui to continue their morning practice together. This time, Qing Shui cultivated his own techniques while the girl practiced her Taichi Fist.
The girl seemed more proficient today. She seemed to have great talent in the Taichi Fist. However, Qing Shui was concerned that the Taichi fist carried a pernicious aura when performed by the girl.
Qing Shui was once again shocked by the baleful aura within her body. To think that the Taichi Fist would have such a feeling when she displayed it. He didn't know if this was a good or bad thing. This meant that the Taichi Fist was cleansing the pernicious aura within her body, as long as she could protect her mind and sea of consciousness.
Qing Shui would help her inject needles every day and at the same time helped her direct the bloodthirst and pernicious aura within her body. He knew that he couldn't restrict it, nor was he able to guide it out. Hence, the only thing he could do was to guide it to avoid this pernicious aura damaging her mind or heart.
It was fine as long as she didn't lose herself!
When the sun had risen high into the sky, Yan Jinyu rode her Dragon Horse Cart to pick up Qing Shui. The person driving the cart was still that old man, whom Yan Jinyu addressed as Uncle Zong.
Along with Yan Jinyu, there were also the Seventh Princess and Yan Yangzhao. However, Yan Yangzhao was sitting outside and chatting with Uncle Zong.
The moment when Qing Shui once again met the old man, he was in awe. Back then, it was in Firecloud Blacksmith Store in divine Weapon Street when he met him. A State Master level expert was actually driving a cart. Now, he had finally gotten to see the true strength of this old man.
The old man was slightly stronger than the present Yan Jinyu. He could be considered a true Grade Two State Master. Unfortunately, he was far weaker when compared to Qing Shui now. Currently, Qing Shui had already reached a height far above that of the old man.
The old man felt that it was inconceivable to see Qing Shui again and was also secretly glad.
"Sister Yan, brother, why are you here? We are just about to head out," Qing Shui smiled and said.
"That's good, get in the cart then, we are here precisely to see why you haven't arrived yet," Yan Qignyu chuckled.
Yan Jinyu's Dragon Horse Cart was really huge. It was as big as a small house. Hence, it was still exceptionally spacious when they got in. Qing Shui held the girl's hand as he entered.
Yan Jinyu and Seventh Princess tried talked to the girl. Despite their attempts, she still remained silent. The two girls didn't have much opinion about it, as though it was very normal. This made Qing Shui feel that the two girls were really kind.
"Seventh Princess, I am already done forging your weapon. Do you want me to pass it to you now or later?" Qing Shui and the others were sitting around the round table inside the cart.
"You've forged it? You managed to do it?" The Seventh Princess seemed really surprised.
"Here!" Qing Shui could tell she was excited and knew that she must be really looking forward to seeing it, hence he just handed it to her right away.
The Nine Yang Gold Sword looked really beautiful and was suitable for both men and women. After all, the three foot long Greenedge Sword was suitable for both genders as well. Seriously speaking, there were also female martial artists who used large hammers, axes and other kinds of heavy weapons, just that only very few of them do so.
The Seventh Princess really liked the sword. The Nine Yang Sword looked really beautiful and godly. The instant she received the weapon, she was stunned and looked at Qing Shui in shock.
"Qing Shui, this weapon…"
Qing Shui nodded his head and smiled, "I was in luck this time, I even wanted to keep it for myself."
"Should I gift it to you then?" The Seventh Princess looked at Qing Shui and smiled.
"Forget it, I can see you are reluctant to do so. A gentleman never takes away someone's love. Moreover, I am more used to using my own weapon," Qing Shui chuckled.
"How shall I thank you, this is too precious." Despite the fact that Seventh Princess had experienced many things, she was unable to stay calm ever since she received the sword.
"You haven't done the things you promised me." Qing Shui smiled.
"Don't worry, I will ask the Eldest princess for help. As long as your wife is as strong as you described, we should be able to get some news about her." The Seventh Princess's eyes brightened when she mentioned the eldest princess.
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