Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 1224-1225
AST 1224 –I belong to her…… A change in situation
"An arm, an arm of yours."
Qing Shui found his calm tone very irritating. The Saint Child had made them come over to take an arm of his. Qing Shui was unable to sense the strength of the two old men, hence he wasn't sure if the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant could beat the enemies.
However, Qing Shui had a bad feeling. The reason being that a lot of people knew that the Golden Yang Wolf was killed by the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant. They should be aware of how strong the Golden Yang Wolf was. Meaning that since they had dared to come today, they didn't really care about the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant. At the very least, these two elderly men shouldn't be any weaker than the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant.
As Qing Shui thought up to this point, he felt a bit distressed. He was worried that the two old men would be a lot more powerful than the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant. Hence, today, he would really have to either run away or wait for someone to come save him.
Should he ask Tian Jiange or the Eldest Princess to come and save him?
Which one of them could come and help him solve the danger at hand? The reason being that even if he managed to kill these people today, he still wouldn't be able to feel at peace. Next time, Saint Child Band would definitely send someone even more powerful.
Now, Qing Shui felt that he did the right thing by pulling off the needle trick at that time.
"Leave now. That way, at least Fu Yanting will still have a chance to live. If not, he will be dying very soon. I wonder if by then, your so called Saint Child will let you guys go," Qing Shui said calmly.
"What did you say?!"
"I'm asking you whether Fu Yanting's lifeforce is depleting little by little. If you want him to live, disappear now!" Qing Shui stopped being polite once he saw no good intentions from these people. Since they already weren't respecting him, why did he still need to put up with them?
"You impudent brat! Do you seriously think that you are truly invincible just because of a demonic beast? Come with us today and cure Prince Fu, if not, we will escort you there. That way, you are bound to taste some bitterness." The old man in grey gown took a step forward and locked onto Qing Shui with his qi.
"If you guys ever dare to lay hands on me, Fu Yanting will die for sure. By then, you guys will be the ones responsible for it. I am aware that you guys have looked for quite a lot of alchemists and doctors recently. You decide whether to believe it or not," Qing Shui said in an indifferent tone.
The hands of the old man in the blue gown trembled. The other old man on the other hand, he seemed like he was inquiring with his comrades about it. As Qing Shui saw their expressions, he already knew that there was no need for him to fight today.
Right at this moment, the Eldest Princess came in with a group of people.
"Go, if there is ever a next time when things like this happen again, I won’t mind killing all of you. To think that you guys dare to even lay hands on my man." The Eldest Princess' words startled both the old men.
Qing Shui felt puzzled, "I'm her man……"
"Go back and tell him that I look down on him!" the Eldest Princess said in an indifferent tone.
The group of people headed here aggressively, yet left with their tails between their legs. Seeing that they left, the little girl turned around and went into her room. Qing Shui on the other hand, moved his sight to the beautiful woman after looking at the little girl.
Now, it seemed like she has gotten even stronger. This was a hunch. Actually, human intuition was quite a terrifying thing.
"Thank you. To think that as the man I would need to be protected by a woman." Qing Shui revealed a helpless smile.
"What's wrong? Are you looking down on women now?" The Eldest Princess looked at Qing Shui with her brows knitted.
"Why would I look down on women? In fact, I respect them. They're the greatest. Like my mother, she is a woman as well." Qing Shui never thought that this woman would feel so sensitive about this.
"It seems like you are a chauvinist. I cannot stand this." The Eldest Princess went up to Qing Shui and showed him a smile.
Her faint yet delicate womanly fragrance rushed into Qing Shui's nose. As he lifted up his head and saw the face of this woman, it was so close to his own… She was beautiful to the point where his soul itself could potentially be snatched away by it. Her beauty wasn't the seductive kind of beauty. Contrary to that, she felt more like a fairy, a fairy which had descended to the mortal world.
Compared to Yiye Jiange, her beauty tended more towards the ordinary kind of beauty. However, the noble royal aura on her was very pressuring. Qing Shui had a feeling of reluctance in moving his sight away when he looked at those beautiful eyes of hers. Other than sharing gazes with the women around her, he hardly shared gazes with other people, especially when it was for a long time.
The eyes were the windows into one's heart. Through a person's eyes, one would be able to see the fluctuations of their heart. However, Qing Shui was unable to tell how the Eldest Princess was feeling. In addition to that, there was also such thing as sharing gazes with each other's eyes. It felt just like two hearts colliding with each other.
Qing Shui shook his head lightly and avoided eye contact with her, "Do you know about the Demon Lord?"
Qing Shui remembered the powerful woman and asked casually. The Eldest Princess on the other hand clearly didn't know why he asked this question out of the blue. She still answered, "I have never seen her before. But I have heard about her."
"Actually, I feel that this woman is really powerful. For example, the Eldest Princess, I used to think that women would still need men despite how powerful they were. But now, I am not sure if the way I think is still right," Qing Shui smiled and said.
"Are you looking for a beating? Are you saying that no one wants me and that I don't have any feminine personality at all?" The Eldest Princess asked angrily. She who looked as beautiful as a fairy seemed to be unusually repulsed by these questions.
Qing Shui's heart unconsciously began to beat faster. He was stunned by her beauty. No wonder both of the leaders from Saint Child Band and Lord Sect would fall for her. Not only did she look pretty and graceful, she was born charming. This kind of woman was the most fatal to men. Legend has it that they were capable of squeezing a man completely dry. It was said that this kind of woman was capable of making men fight continuously in bed until they became dry husks. Furthermore, they would never show symptoms like tiredness or feebleness in the middle of it.
"Why would you think so? I am fully aware that there are a lot of people who harbor bad intentions towards you. You are one of the most beautiful woman I have seen," Qing Shui chuckled.
For some reason which he himself was unclear about, he felt as if he was teasing the Eldest Princess. Seeing this side of her was also quite a rare sight.
"Ah, I forgot, you have quite a few beautiful wives. It seems like you are really good with women." The Eldest Princess had seen Di Chen's portrait before. She had also seen Yu Ruyan. She couldn't help but look at Qing Shui twice. She found that the only good thing about Qing Shui was that he wasn't really that annoying. But as she thought deeper into it, she came to notice that there were very few men who she wasn't annoyed with.
Qing Shui didn't say anything. He didn't want to bind himself to this question. Hence, he smiled and said, "Let's go sit down over there and talk about things regarding Saint Child Band and Lord Sect."
Qing Shui made a pot of tea and sat down with the Eldest Princess in a pavilion in the yard.
"Actually, it isn't as the rumor said. I have only met Saint Child twice and the duration in which we met each other wasn't longer than an incense stick of time. That man is really mysterious. He holds a very high position in the academy. Legend has it that he may even one day turn out to be the leader of Heaven Secrets Academy," the Eldest Princess said.
"Is he really that powerful?" Qing Shui was really curious about his opponent's strength.
"He is really powerful. Some say that he is 200 years old, some say he is 500. He looks really young but I am not certain about how strong he is." The Eldest Princess explained to Qing Shui.
"Is his strength beyond that of Grade Five State Masters?"
"I don't know. Even though I have just achieved the strength of a beginner Grade Five State Master, I don't know what the greatest strength a Grade Five State Master can achieve is. The things that were passed down from the past have proven to be absolutely inaccurate. Hence, State Master is really nothing but a title. At the end of the day, it still comes down to seeing who is strong." The Eldest Princess didn't try to hide anything in front of Qing Shui.
The further one progressed in their cultivation, the harder they would find it to continue ascending in grades. Each time they ascended up to a new grade, there would be significant improvements. While people with low cultivation may find it really easy to break through, each time they did so, the improvement shown was insignificant from an expert's point of view. By the time they reached State Master grade, each ascension would signify a huge increase in strength. The further they progressed, the more terrifying the amount of strength increased would be. But similarly, it would be even more difficult to break through.
"Qing Shui, you still need to stay cautious. Even though I have showed up this time and that person may give me some face, I reckon that there will still be people seeking trouble with you as you have indirectly slapped Saint Child. It's fine if you kill them but things won't be as simple if you slap them. They won't let things go just like that." The Eldest Princess showed a bit of concern when she looked at Qing Shui.
The Eldest Princess left. Not long after, Tian Jiange came. He seemed a bit embarrassed, "Qing Shui, I have already informed my brother about the incident. He is going to talk through the matter with Saint Child Band. I never expected things to happen so suddenly.
"It's fine as long as you have the heart for it." Qing Shui smiled as he told Tian Jiange to sit down.
"I am the one who is incompetent. I am don't have much influence in Lord Sect. To be honest, even meeting my own brother isn't that easy a task. I need to look for people to help me pass along a message. Even so, they may have promised to help pass the messages, it's unknown whether the messages will really be passed to my brother." Tian Jiange let out a sigh and confessed his situation.
"Brother, I will feel like you are regarding me as an outsider if you put it that way. We make friends by sharing hearts with each other. In fact, I can feel brother, that you are not a fake person." Actually, Qing Shui never planned to rely on Lord Sect. If he was to entrust his hope to someone else, that would be equivalent to him putting his life in someone's hand. If you want something done, do it yourself, instead of relying on others, why not rely on yourself?
"What do you plan to do?" Tian Jiange was a bit concerned with Qing Shui's safety.
"Don't worry, I will be fine. Teacher Sunv just came not long ago. Hence, the people from Saint Child Band will more or less stay away for now. In any case, I am still someone from Breezing Wind Veranda." As Qing Shui spoke up to this point, he remembered the Eldest Princess' dominating words from before, he is my man. Qing Shui felt really weird about it.
"Sigh, I know Fu Yanting, there is no way he would just let things off as it is. Even if his brother doesn't get involved in such small matters, Fu Yanting will try to think of a way to deal with you. He isn't like me. He still holds quite an honorable position in Saint Child Band. A lot of the strong warriors are willing to help him do things." Tian Jiange revealed a bitter expression as he spoke to this point.
"Brother, if you have strength similar to Fu Yanting's, I wonder if you will be promoted a higher position in Lord Sect?" Qing Shui asked after thinking for a while.
"In the world of martial arts, it goes without saying that only the strong will be respected. Put aside the fact that my brother is the leader of Lord Sect. Even without this kind of relationship, once I become stronger, my position in there will also become significantly higher."
"We are brothers. No matter what happens in the future, at least for now, we're brothers. This is for you. It should be very helpful for you." Qing Shui took out a Violet Gold Bloodline Pearl and passed it to Tian Jiange.
Suddenly, Qing Shui felt like pulling Tian Jiange to his side. He has had a few interactions with this person lately and felt that he was a person worth knowing. He was aware that he could help him significantly increase his strength within a short period of time. Added on that he had the Nine Heavenly Golden Pellet, once he took the Violet Gold Bloodline Pearl and let the Violet Gold Bloodline change his body's nature, he who was originally already a genius would have quite a high authority to speak in Lord Sect.
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AST 1225 –The Missed Out Miraculous Nine Heavens Golden Pellet, Great Perfection Stage for the Nine Yang Golden Body, Unlocking the 8th Heavenly Layer of the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal.
Tian Jiange didn’t stand on ceremony. He took a look at Qing Shui, then opened up the porcelain bottle and swallowed the Violet Golden Bloodline Pearl. This action showed how he trusted Qing Shui. Although doing this wasn’t considered much, it let both parties feel the sincerity they had for each other.
“Circulate your power and refine it!”Qing Shui urged him on.
Tian Jiange didn’t dare to show any delays and quickly circulated his powers to refine it. He now knew what it was and was naturally very agitated. In this world, there were too few people who had unique bloodlines and those people had great achievements. However, even if there were only too few people who were born with unique bloodlines, treasures that could allow one to change their bloodline still exist. The Violet Golden Bloodline Pearl was one of them.
Under normal circumstances, digesting this Nine Heavens Golden Pellet would still take some time. However, the domineering Violet Golden Bloodline Pearl not only planted a drop of Violet Golden Blood in his body, it also transformed the medicinal effects of the Nine Heavens Golden Pellet.
Within a short amount of time, Tian Jiange went through a life-changing transformation. He opened his eyes and saw that Qing Shui was smiling and nodding at him. Right now, saying thanks between them would only make it feel as if they were very distant.
“Brother, I’ll head out to be promoted as a core disciple in this two days. After becoming a core disciple, I’ll gain some status in the Lord Sect. At the very least, I’ll be able to take part in some of the matters concerning the Lord Sect.”Tian Jiange clenched his teeth slightly and said.
“There’s no hurry. Don’t worry, I’ll be fine. What I need to focus on right now is to work on getting stronger. Brother, the same goes for you. Rather than relying on others, it’s better to rely on yourself.”
Qing Shui knew that Tian Jiange must had been living under the protection of his elder brother. If he couldn’t get rid of this shackles, his achievements would be restricted. It’s a good thing to have a powerful elder brother but it was also because of this that his elder brother become an unsurpassable shadow in his heart. It was as if he had been caged up. Even though the cage was very big, there were still restrictions applied to him.
When Tian Jiange heard Qing Shui’s words, he fell into a short daze before his countenance changed. It took a long time before he let out a long exhale and looked at Qing Shui with a gleam in his eyes. He smiled and said, “I won’t stand on ceremony with you. You’ll always be my brother, for eternity.”
“It’s easy to get money but hard to find a soulmate. I hope that we’ll always remain soulmates, remain brothers.”Qing Shui smiled and looked at Tian Jiange.
“We will. Let’s work hard together. A good future will come to us.”
Although Qing Shui said that, he still harbored some slight selfishness. Humans are selfish creatures, who would tend to help someone they were close with rather than to side with reason. Therefore, he wanted to create a bond. Of course, whether or not it could be sustained in the future was another thing altogether.
No one knows what would happen in the future. Moreover, a large part of the reason for Qing Shui was still to make a friend. It was also considered setting up a base. Everyone hoped to have people who supported them. When facing enemies, a person would hope that there were others that stood together with him.
Right now, Qing Shui could only hope that the Saint Child wouldn’t hold it against him. Or rather, hoping that his current level wouldn’t be taken seriously by the Saint Child. This would allow Qing Shui some time to develop himself. Moreover, he hoped that what the Eldest Princess said would have some use and Tian Jiange would also be able to help him a little.
Qing Shui would be able to deal with most people. He had the Sacred Jade divine Stone Ring, Nine Continents Steps and Nine Palace Steps. Together with the current level of his Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant, not many people would be able to stop him if he wish to escape.
However, no one liked escaping, to be seen running away with his tail between his legs like a lost cause.
Qing Shui opened the box in his hands. It was the Nine Heavens Golden Pellet which Tian Jiange gave him before he left.
Tian Jiange had two of these. He took one for himself and left the other for Qing Shui. Tian Jiange told Qing Shui that this was given to him by his elder brother and was an extremely rare medicinal pill. Each person would only be able to take one pill once. However, the effects might be tremendous to some people, while it was almost insignificant for others. Of course, this was all relative, since everyone would feel that the Nine Heavens Golden Pellet was very powerful after they took it.
Qing Shui looked at the jade bottle in the box. Just seeing the flashing luminous light that the bottle exuded, he knew that it was something very precious. He opened it up and saw that there was a medicinal pill that was thin and long like a silk cocoon. It was the size of a thumb and had a golden color which exude a powerful spiritual Qi.
Heavenly Vision Technique!
Nine Heavens Golden Bone Pellet!
Qing Shui was stunned. This wasn’t a Nine Heavens Golden Pellet. He seemed to have noticed something and quickly read on.
It was a mysterious medicinal pill that could increase the user’s aptitude and talent. It could stimulate one’s potential, allowing the user’s rate of growing stronger to be raised tremendously within a short period of time. It had an excellent effect on people with strong bones.
If used with the Requiem Grass, there would be an unexpected surprise!
He had picked up someone else’s missed item and found himself a treasure! This was what Qing Shui felt at the moment. After he called out the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant, he entered the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal directly. He wanted to give it a try. This Nine Heavens Golden Bone Pellet could be something which could change his destiny.
He had a very strong feeling about it. This time around, it was unusually strong.
Qing Shui had the Requiem Grass, which was something that he just left in there after he purchased it from the Central Continent very long ago. He didn't expect that it would be useful to him now.
After he adjusted his body to its optimal condition, Qing Shui took the Nine Heavens Golden Bone Pellet, which was followed by a Requiem Grass’essence.
Qing Shui’s Nine Yang Golden Body was at the large success stage and his bones were already golden in color. This medicinal pill had a greater effect on people with powerful bones. He felt that his bones could definitely be considered as powerful.
Very quickly, he could sense the changes in his body. His bones seemed to be stretching and were becoming more golden in color. A feeling that wasn’t uncomfortable but felt strange spread out in his body.
His bones had turned more golden than before. They seemed to be slightly thicker and stronger, which appeared more powerful. The energy in his bones were still gradually increasing. Slowly, the golden bones presented a translucent feeling.
As if something was smashed, an existence that was like a small- pure golden seemed to surge up through his skeleton, which soon entered his consciousness.
Its target was the golden star in his consciousness!
Nine Yang Golden Body reached the great perfection stage!
A hint of will flashed in Qing Shui’s consciousness and he felt that the light sound from earlier was akin to him breaking through a restriction. It must have been the Nine Yang Golden Body’s restriction and thus, it was now at the great perfection stage.
Qing Shui only felt that he was pumped up with tremendous power. He didn't had the chance to feel surprised when his consciousness also went through an overwhelming change due to the collision of that small golden dragon. Both his cultivation level and spirit energy had improved to a large extent.
The changes to his consciousness made Qing Shui suddenly felt a very strong and familiar fluctuation. It was after the small golden dragon had entered the golden star. The golden star was currently located to where the Niwan Palace was at previously.
Qing Shui suddenly opened his eyes and looked toward the surroundings of his Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. Elation flashed in his eyes as he found himself in an even wider world that was over ten times bigger than it was before.
It had leveled up! The 8th Heavenly Layer of the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal!
Qing Shui hadn’t expected that it would level up now. One Nine Heavens Golden Pellet, or rather, a Nine Heavens Golden Bone Pellet, had not only allowed his Nine Yang Golden Body to reach great perfection, it even leveled up his Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal.
Due to the small golden dragon clashing into the golden star in his consciousness, the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal leveled up. For the previous few times, he could only attain a breakthrough thanks to the ladies. This was why Qing Shui had always thought that upgrading the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal would always be related to women.
Even till now, he still wasn’t sure. It was because this time around, the level up was still related to his spirit energy. Duo Cultivation could also increase one’s spirit energy, so it was hard to say. However, this upgrade showed that leveling up of the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal wasn’t just possible through women.
Qing Shui was in no hurry to check out the inscription steele. The pond in the past could now be called a lake.
It was too big. The black fishes, the Golden Medicinal Turtle, the Old Clam, the Rainbow Trout Fish and others were now all dispersed out.
Qing Shui had initially thought that the pond was getting overpopulated. However, it now had suddenly become big as a lake and was very deep.
It was several hundreds of meters deep but the water was so clear that he could see the bottom of the lake. It was a very beautiful scene.
As he stood next to the huge lake, Qing Shui calmed down and then looked around. He realized that the land area had increased and there seemed to be new additions.
Qing Shui walked towards the inscription steele to see what the 8th level of the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal was like and what new things were there.
Qing Shui went straight to the bottom where the description for the 8th level was written.
Level 8 Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, unlocked!
Looking at this, Qing Shui heaved a huge sigh of relief. The Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal had leveled up. Seeing these few words made a huge surge of happiness grew in him. He then lifted his head to looked for the rewards for the level 8 Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal.
Rewarded with a Spring of Life!
Qing Shui looked at the few words in a daze. After he stared at it for a very long time, he was sure that he hadn’t made a mistake. Although he knew that the reward for the level 8 Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal was definitely not ordinary, he was still taken aback by the Spring of Life.
Just from its name, he could tell that it was a powerful existence. It should be spring water that could recover life, heal various illness and purge toxins. One that could increase one’s lifespan and could bring the body great benefits.
Although Qing Shui hadn’t taken a look at the Spring of Life, his senses told him that the effects it would bring were definitely tremendous.
Reward one Ancient Demonic Fruit Tree. It takes 1,000 years to bloom, 1,000 years to fruit, and 1,000 years to mature. Each time around, ten Demonic Fruits would be produced and it can only be taken by demonic beasts. Each demonic beast could only take one every 100 years and it could increase the demonic beast’s abilities by a lot.
Reward 10,000 Years medicinal herbs: redbud flower, tianlan herb, emotion voiding grass, heartbroken grass….
There were several tens of varieties, all of them were 10,000 Years. Qing Shui even saw a few medicinal herbs required for the Golden Fragrance Jade. As expected, the reward for the level 8 Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal was extraordinary, all of the medicinal herbs were 10,000 Years and were still in the midst of growing. It could be said that other than certain unique places, they were hard to come by.
Reward ten Immortal Fishes. They have special uses.
Reward four loaches. They have special uses.
Qing Shui was very happy. Even if he might not know how to use some of them and their names were weird, it didn’t hinder his happy mood. Looking at the various rewards, each of them could make one go crazy.
Qing Shui read on till the end but there was no change to the time ratio in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal with the outside world. He didn’t know if he should be happy or upset. Each time he come, it would be 100 days. If one didn’t have determination, it would be hard to hang on. If he didn’t use up all 100 days, it would feel like a waste. However, Qing Shui’s disappointment in this area was still stronger. If the time were to increase, he could choose to spend less time cultivating and have more time to manage and control.
The time he could spend in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal was still 6 hours!