Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 1278-1279
AST 1278 –divine Might Dynasty’s Intention, Geniuses Are Meant To Be Stomp Down On
Qing Shui remembered this introduction. In all, these few talented members of the royalty were about the same level as Fu Yantian and the others. However, there were two middle-aged men who seemed to be very young but a little older than Fu Yantian. They were probably close to 200 years old. After all, even Tian Jiange had reached 100 years old.
These two men were Fu Tongsheng’s most outstanding sons. Of course, Fu Tongsheng had quite number of children. These two had a strength that was between 4,000 to 5,000 suns. One of them was called Fu You, the other, Fu Shui.
Amongst Fu Tongsheng’s grandchildren, three of the most powerful ones here had a strength of 2,000 to 2,500 suns and their age were around 100 years old. To be able to stay in the same area, their abilities must be about the same and were on par with each other.
Out of the three in the younger generation, the tall and handsome man in the middle was called Fu Cang. He had dashing brows and bright eyes and an expression of disdain. He didn’t appear detestable but it wasn’t one which people would take a liking to either. In general, Qing Shui tended to be unwilling to take the initiative to talk to people like him.
As for the other two, the man on the left side to the man seemed to be younger. They also had dashing brows and bright eyes but gave off the feeling of a strong determination. Their gaze seemed to be cool-headed and they seemed to be slightly weaker than Fu Cang. This person’s name was like the feeling he exuded, Fu Jian .
The man greeted Qing Shui, giving off the feeling that he was both serious but casual at the same time. He didn’t give off a bad feeling but rather, one that made others feel that he could be trusted.
The man on the right seemed to have a stronger build or rather, appeared to be very fat. If he was outside, it would be hard for one to associate him with the royal family. This person was like the Maitreya, always wearing a smile on his face which made one feel that he was easy to get along with. When Qing Shui saw this fatty, he also smiled and greeted him. He could sense that this fatty’s body tempering technique had reached the large success stage and was considered to have quite a good physical disposition.
This person was called Fu Xiao . Although he was wearing a smile, people like him might be the most dangerous. Earlier on, Qing Shui felt that Fu Xiao’s gaze was very deep. If one didn’t take a closer look, he would only be able to sense that those thin eye slits appeared to be full of harmless smiles. However, Qing Shui had a powerful spiritual sense and could sense the coldness behind the smiles. That was where the person true’s soul was.
“Come, come, let’s all take a seat and have a chat. I believe that Qing Shui must have something to talk to us about today!”Fu Tongsheng smiled and got everyone to sit down.
Although there were many members of the royalty, this man’s status in the royal family was definitely very high or could even be the most mainstream. He should be Fu Clan’s pillar. After all, just by seeing the abilities of these people, he could understand many things.
Fu Rong was right next to Qing Shui. She didn’t say anything but just smiled and watched.
“Grandfather, what level is Mister Qing at?”
Fu Cang spoke up, his eyes full of disdain, at least, that was what it seemed like to Qing Shui. It might be because he had always been like this. Fu Cang actually felt that Qing Shui’s age was younger than himself but appeared to be one seniority higher than himself and thus he didn’t find that comfortable.
“That’s right, grandfather. Brother Qing’s age should be around the same as ours, right? Is he very powerful? Other than alchemy, is his cultivation very strong as well? I’m very curious. I’ve always been in admiration for Mister Qing’s alchemy skills.”Fu Xiao laughed and chipped in.
Only Fu Jian kept quiet.
Qing Shui understood what they were trying to say, that they were dissatisfied with him. However, Fu Xiao had spoken with a soft tone and was full of smiles, thus making it easier for one to accept what he said. As for Fu Cang, he was too straightforward. However, Qing Shui knew that a person like Fu Cang wasn’t terrifying. It was people like Fu Xiao that one should be wary of. People who hid daggers behind their smiles were the most dangerous.
“Haha, I knew that you guys would find this hard to accept. You usually think very highly of yourselves. This is a good chance to bring down your confidence, to let you know that there’s always stronger people outside. Qing Shui’s age is at least half of yours but he is more than twice as strong as you,”Fu Tongsheng said heartily.
Qing Shui smiled and didn’t say a word. Fu Tongsheng didn’t know of his true abilities either or rather, he didn’t know what level of cultivators Qing Shui could defeat. Therefore, the reason he said that Qing Shui was more than twice as strong as them should be “overestimating”his abilities.
“To be so powerful at such a young age…I must get a chance to have a spar with Brother Qing Shui later,”Fu Cang smiled and said.
This was how it was in this world. Everyone could address someone else according to how they wished to. It wasn’t an offense to someone of his father’s generation. This was also implying that Qing Shui didn’t have a right to be of a higher seniority than himself.
Qing Shui shook his head, “Let’s forget it. I no longer plan to spar with people in this age group.”
This was a blatant contempt and Fu Cang’s countenance turned a little grim. He smiled and said, “Could it be that you’re not stronger than me?”
“It doesn’t matter if I’m stronger than you. I’m an alchemist. I’m afraid that if I were to win, what would you think? If you were to be defeated by an alchemist, would you still have the heart to continue with your cultivation? Your heart is very weak, just like a flower that been nurtured with care in a greenhouse and won’t be able to stand up to the wind and rain. You haven’t understood Uncle Fu’s words.”Qing Shui said calmly. He didn’t think well of Fu Cang and felt that he wouldn’t be able to achieve much in the future. He could only be considered a genius when he was with his clan. What Qing Shui didn’t know was how long this genius could sustain. If Fu Cang wasn’t a member of the royalty, it would already be considered quite good if he could manage to become a Martial Saint.
“The ones I despise the most are people who don’t live up to their reputations. Thank goodness you still have your status as an alchemist.”Fu Cang shook his head and said, smiling.
Qing Shui felt that this person wasn’t a stubborn person. Rather, it was more of because he had yet to meet people from his age group who were much stronger than himself. Even if there were some from his age group who were stronger than him, they wouldn’t be that much stronger. Therefore, Fu Cang didn’t believe him. Moreover, Qing Shui was still an alchemist.
“Uncle Fu, should I talk first or do you want to have a say first?”Qing Clan smiled and said. He didn’t want to make it appear bad for Fu Clan’s younger generations. Right now, he'd only need to reveal his most powerful abilities to be able to astonish them. However, he didn’t try to.
“Go ahead. I’m curious what matter you have to be looking for me about.”Fu Tongsheng smiled and indicated for Qing Shui to go ahead.
“What I’m going to say is related to the Desolate Sect. Uncle Fu should be aware of Desolate Sect’s actions, right?”Qing Shui looked at Fu Tongsheng and said.
“Oh, I do know a little. I wonder what about Desolate Sect do you want to talk about?”Fu Tongsheng was even more curious now.
“The Desolate Sect has a pair of powerful brothers that are the direct descendants of the Lü family. It’s said that they have the intentions to conspire and get their hands on the entire Western Oxhe Continent. The people from the Desolate Sect are merciless and tyrannical and they lust after beauty. The reason I’m here is to get some powers together to form an alliance. In the future, we can deal with the Desolate Sect together.”Qing Shui smiled and looked at Fu Tongsheng.
“Oh, I know about this too and have been worrying about it as well. The divine Might Dynasty is relatively close to the Desolate Sect. But I wonder what powers are you able to contact to form the alliance?”Fu Tongsheng continued to look at Qing Shui calmly.
“I’m still on the lookout and have come to approach Uncle Fu first.”Qing Shui smiled and looked at Fu Tongsheng.
“Then our divine Might Dynasty is the first? Are you able to represent the Heaven Secrets Academy? Who is the person who initiated this?”Fu Cang spoke up once again.
“I can represent the Heaven Secrets Academy. Since I’m here, of course I’m the initiator of this proposal. Why, do you think you’re able to take on the job?”Qing Shui wasn’t anxious as he looked at Fu Cang. Right now, it was very hard for Fu Cang to agitate him since the gap between them was far too wide and he wouldn’t be able to cause any sparks between them.
“You don’t even dare to accept my challenge and you’re thinking of forming an alliance to go up against the Desolate Sect and get the alliance to listen to you? You ought to show off some of your capabilities.”Fu Cang saw that Fu Tongsheng didn’t say anything and thus continued.
“Since you must know how strong I am, it won’t reflect well for me to continue to give in. If you can stand up right now, it’ll be considered my loss.”After saying that Qing Shui used his powerful spirit energy to confine Fu Cang.
This was a small lotus flower and it just nicely surrounded Fu Cang.
Right now, Qing Shui’s control over the spirit energy allowed him to control the size of the object he portrayed. Right now, even if he were to remain seated to confine someone, it wouldn’t affect the people around him.
“I shall see what abilities you have.”With that Fu Cang unleashed an explosive aura. He felt extremely infuriated when he knew that Qing Shui wanted to confined him with spirit energy.
It was because even if a person was twice as strong as another, he wouldn’t be able to confine the opponent with spirit energy. Before he could completely let out his fury, Fu Cang realized that something was amiss. It was because the lotus print around him didn’t budge at all and there wasn’t even a ripple.
Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation!
White Jade Dragon Qi!
Qing Shui smiled, picked up the cup of tea and took a sip. He watched calmly at Fu Cang who was still unable to stand up but he didn’t say a word.
“Sigh, Qing Shui, you can release him now. Even my judgment was wrong.”Fu Tongsheng was first astonished and taken aback but he eventually let out a sigh and spoke. The moment Qing Shui had used the confinement, he suddenly sensed Qing Shui’s powerful spirit energy. It was a very strange one that made even him felt a little helpless.
After Qing Shui released his hold, Fu Cang let out a weak cry. To be unable to even break through his spiritual confinement…Their difference was not longer by just a bit. Moreover, this person was so young. An unprecedented feeling of setback struck him down to every single cell. He felt a little groggy.
“Cang`er!”Fu Tongsheng suddenly let out a loud bellow.
Fu Cang suddenly looked at Fu Tongsheng in astonishment.
“You’re a man, a member of our Fu Clan. For you to cultivate to this level, you have gone through a lot of stumbles along the way. I know that the shock from today is tremendous but this misfortune could be a blessing in disguise. If you’re able to get past this hurdle, you’ll be able to gain great benefits. Even if you can’t get past this, you don’t have to think too much about it either. It is because even without this setback, your cultivation has already reached a bottleneck and it’s hard for you to progress any further. Therefore, you should be feeling happy. This is an opportunity,”Fu Tongsheng spoke each word heavily and clearly.
Fu Cang’s expression continued to be that of dejection but it was much better than his groggy state from earlier. However, it wasn’t that easy to get past this setback. Fu Tongsheng’s words from earlier weren’t just directed to Fu Cang but was for his other descendants as well.
Qing Shui had only one single thought. What were geniuses? Geniuses were meant to be stomped on! They were meant to be dealt blows and were stepping stones!
“Qing Shui, it’s rare for me to make a wrong judgment. This is the first time I’ve been wrong about a person as young as yourself. I now have a feeling that those geniuses from the Desolate Sect aren’t as monstrous as you,”Fu Tongsheng smiled and said. It was unknown whether that smile was a bitter one or a happy one.
“Uncle Fu, you flatter me. You should still have a chance to encounter others in the future. I wonder if Uncle Fu is supportive of my proposal to form an alliance?”Qing Shui smiled and said politely. The ‘Jian’in Fu Jian’s name can mean determination or persistence.
 The ‘Xiao’in Fu Xiao’s name can mean smile.
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AST 1279 –Berserker Blood Pill, Spirit Gathering Pill, Heading for Southern Sea Putuo Mountain
When Qing Shui said this now, the weight his words held was clearly different from before. Fu Tongsheng’s descendants still felt that they had been dealt a great shock, especially Fu Cang, who stood there dazed, like a puppet. The others didn’t bother him either.
Right now, Fu Tongsheng couldn’t describe his feelings. There was a saying which said to never look down on a poor young man since there were countless possibilities for his future. Right now, the potential which Qing Shui had displayed was already tremendous. Even Fu Tongsheng himself felt that he wasn’t able to stand up to him. In time, Qing Shui’s achievements would be immeasurable.
“Alright, Uncle Fu agrees. But you must be the one to handle and organize this matter. In the future, you must be the one to lead as well. Uncle Fu won’t agree to others taking this position,”Fu Tongsheng looked at Qing Shui and said seriously.
“Then I’ll thank Uncle Fu. Don’t worry, I can guarantee that if divine Might Dynasty were to join this alliance, you won’t be suffering from any losses. I have no intentions on uniting the divine Might Dynasty and setting up a great dynasty myself. My inspiration is to fight my way to the other three continents. Therefore, Uncle Fu, you can rest assured.”
Qing Shui’s words were very clear. He didn’t care for Western Oxhe Continent and there was no need for Fu Tongsheng to be worried that Qing Shui would do anything against the divine Might Dynasty.
Hearing Qing Shui’s words, Fu Tongsheng’s had a mixture of feelings but it was mostly astonishment, extreme astonishment. Even for someone at Fu Tongsheng’s level, it wasn’t that he hadn’t thought of fighting his way to the other three continents but it was far too difficult to achieve. Therefore, he no longer thought about it. However, now someone else had brought it up. Furthermore, it was a young man. Most importantly, he felt that this young man wasn’t bragging. He might really be able to accomplish it.
“Qing Shui, if you were a descendant of our Fu Clan, I'd be able to smile myself awake even if I were to be in a dream. Today, I’ll call the shots here. Fu Clan will forever support you. I won’t be pretentious about it either. In the future, if it’s convenient for you, please do help out Fu Clan,”Fu Tongsheng smiled and said.
Qing Shui could sense the sincerity in Fu Tongsheng’s eyes. Fu Tongsheng was an intelligent person. Qing Shui smiled, nodding, “If such a day come, I’ll definitely do so. I’ve said that Fu Clan won’t be suffering from any losses. You’ll only get tremendous benefits.”
The matter was decided. Cultivators were men of their words. Qing Shui hadn’t expected to convince two parties within such a short period of time. At least for now, there were no issues for Lotus Sect to work together with Qing Shui.
“Brother Qing, I have a few types of medicine here, please help me refine them!”Right now, Fu Rong’s address toward Qing Shui had changed. This lass treated Qing Shui very casually, as if they were real friends.
Fu Tongsheng also had two types of medicine which he required Qing Shui’s help to refine. They were the Berserker Blood Pill and Spirit Gathering Pill.
The Berserker Blood Pill was very domineering. It was only effective if one was hurt. When one was seriously injured, taking it could allow his strength to double. The more serious the injuries, the greater the increase in strength and the lighter the wounds, the lesser the increase. Of course, it was still very dangerous in such a situation. After all, the Berserker Blood Pill wouldn’t heal one’s injuries and the person could lose his life at any moment.
When Qing Shui saw this medicinal pill, his eyes lit up. This thing was best for people with a strong vitality. If a person could still struggle on even after being seriously injured, then taking this Berserker Blood Pill would allow the person to make a come back very quickly.
However, if the person’s vitality wasn’t strong enough, then getting seriously injured could cause the person to die at any time. Once dead, the Berserker Blood Pill or anything else wouldn’t be of any use.
The Spirit Gathering Pill was used to recover one’s spirit energy. The process was a gradual one and wasn’t instantaneous. Eating one of it could allow one to be able to recover their spirit energy constantly for 15 minutes. It could only be used to recover one’s spirit energy.
Qing Shui had the Vital Essence Pill but if he could use it interchangeably with the Spirit Gathering Pill, it wouldn’t be bad either. However, the Spirit Gathering Pill wasn’t too attractive to Qing Shui.
Qing Shui stayed for a few days in Fu Clan and helped them refine some medicinal pills. Of course, remunerations were required. He took some of the Berserker Blood Pills as remuneration.
During these few days, Qing Shui and the younger generation of Fu Clan got along better. However, Fu Cang was nowhere to be seen. The improvement in their relationship was also something relative. Fu Jian and Qing Shui got along well but Fu Jian was very respectful to Qing Shui. After all, in terms of their seniority, Fu Jian was one generation younger.
It was different for Fu Rong. She was the youngest. However, she was Fu Tongsheng’s youngest daughter. She wasn’t old but her seniority was there. These nephews had to give way to this aunt of theirs.
Qing Shui’s alchemy was still very powerful and all of his attempts had succeeded. Qing Shui only took three Berserker Blood Pills and left. He still needed to go look for other powers, to at least greet them. As long as he could get stronger or his Spirit Gathering Lamp could increase by a grade, then it would be very easy for him to put together a powerful alliance in the Western Oxhe Continent.
After leaving the divine Might Dynasty, Qing Shui headed for the Great Yu Dynasty. He wanted to head to the Southern Sea Putuo Mountain. For one, it was to meet Yu Ruyan and Tantai Xuan. Another reason was for him to talk about the matter of the alliance.
However, on thinking that he would be meeting Tantai Xuan, Qing Shui felt a little strange. After all, he had been seen naked by that lady and she had even seen clearly the scene of him have se* with Yu Ruyan.
Qing Shui couldn’t be said to have suffered a loss to be seen. After all, he was a guy. There was no need for him to chase after a lady who had seen him having se* with his own woman. However, if it was a man, Qing Shui would definitely make him disappear
There was another thing. Tantai Xuan hadn’t been through such acts herself. He didn’t know if seeing such a scene would cause her to be traumatized. After all, she had not experienced such acts but ended up seeing an ugly person entering her body…
However, at Tantai Xuan’s age, she wasn’t like those young lasses from his previous life. Even though she hadn’t experienced such acts herself, she should know a little about them. She could still get to know about these through certain martial arts, books or things like that. Furthermore, after one reached a certain age, they would slowly get to know some stuff even if they didn’t specially learn about them.
Every world would have its own culture.
His Nine Continents Steps had improved by a grade and its speed was now very fast. The Fire Bird was also much faster now. Therefore, it only took a few days for him to reach the Southern Sea Putuo Mountain. This was much faster than before and right now, it was much more convenient than before for him to travel.
The Southern Sea looked very big but this was an inner sea. However, it was said to be linked to the true Southern Sea through a great river, a tremendous one. Qing Shui didn’t see it but he knew that it definitely wasn’t one which those rivers from his previous life could be compared to.
A few days later, Qing Shui stopped above the Southern Sea and looked toward the Putuo Mountain, which was in the distance. He was in no hurry to proceed. He just stood there, took out the Pure Gold Fishing Rod and put it into the water. He knew that in a while, there would be people who would come by to look for him.
After Qing Shui fished up a few fish which were not bad, two figures flew toward him. However, they weren’t Yu Ruyan and Tantai Xuan. Qing Shui could only tell them who he was looking for and got their help to pass on a message.
The two ladies were nice to talk to. They agreed and left. It could be because Qing Shui had a good attitude and they felt that this probably wasn’t the first time Qing Shui came. It was because he knew to stand there and not proceed.
This time around, after the two ladies left, he soon saw two figures flying toward him. Qing Shui’s vision was very strong and very quickly, the two figures appeared next to him.
Yu Ruyan, beautiful as always, jumped into Qing Shui’s arms happily. This took him a little by surprise. This mature lady was now less restrained than before. It could be because she knew that Tantai Xuan had seen them before and thus didn’t care much about it anymore.
Qing Shui hugged Yu Ruyan then smiled and looked at Tantai Xuan. When Tantai Xuan’s gaze met Qing Shui’s, she felt a little embarrassed. That scene was one which she could never forget. She even suspected she felt some trauma now.
Although Qing Shui and Yu Ruyan weren’t too overboard, they did use quite a few different poses. There were a few which were especially daring. That clear image seemed to have imprinted itself in her mind. Qing Shui’s and Yu Ruyan’s actions were seen very clearly by her.
Yu Ruyan let go of Qing Shui then turned to look at Tantai Xuan and then said, smiling, “It’s very warm. Do you want to try hugging as well? I don’t mind.”
Yu Ruyan’s transformation did cause Qing Shui to be a little stunned. This also showed that the relationship between the two ladies was especially good. Otherwise, she wouldn’t say something like this.
“I don’t care for that. Only you would treat him as a treasure,”Tantai Xuan replied unnaturally.
“But I know that someone sleep talks…”
“My dear elder sister, don’t say any more. Were there any witnesses? How would I know if you were speaking the truth?”Tantai Xuan quickly pulled Yu Ruyan and said.
Yu Ruyan smiled and didn’t continue. She then looked toward Qing Shui, “Why have you thought of coming to look for us now?”
After Yu Ruyan brought up that question, she saw Qing Shui’s teasing glance. The two ladies ‘tsk’ed at the same time. Yu Ruyan knew Qing Shui’s gaze while Tantai Xuan had once again recalled that scene…
Qing Shui smiled awkwardly and realized that Tantai Xuan’s strength had grown crazily once again. It seemed that this time around, she had come to the Western Oxhe Continent to improve her abilities. It had grown too tremendously. Seems like he shouldn't underestimate any legacies that had been passed down.
Tantai Xuan was Southern Sea Putuo Mountain’s Chief Senior Disciple, just like Di Chen was to the Lotus Sect. Southern Sea Putuo Mountain kept a low profile and didn’t appear as glamorous as the Great Yu Dynasty. However, they were actually on the same level as the Heaven Secrets Academy, Lotus Sect and the divine Might Dynasty.
“Miss Tantai, you’re really good at concealing. To think that Southern Sea Putuo Mountain’s abilities are top notch in the Western Oxhe Continent.”Qing Shui smiled and looked at Tantai Xuan.
“You’ve become even more powerful. I still can’t sense your abilities." Tantai Xuan didn’t reply to Qing Shui’s question directly but brought the topic back to him.
“Why don’t we have a spar?”Qing Shui smiled and asked.
“I don’t want to. You’re probably not up to anything good.”Tantai Xuan smiled and rejected directly.
“Ruyan, I’ve found Chen`er.”
“Really? Where is she?”Yu Ruyan asked happily.
“At Lotus Sect!”
“You went to Lotus Sect?”Tantai Xuan asked, a little taken aback
“I haven’t just gone to the Lotus Sect but I’ve been to the divine Might Dynasty as well. Oh, right, I’m now Heaven Secrets Academy’s Guest Custodian,”Qing Shui smiled and said.
“Hmmm? The reason you’ve come today is definitely not just to visit us. Go on. What matters do you have?”Tantai Xuan asked, feeling curious.
“I want to meet your Master,”Qing Shui gave it some thought and said.
“Meet my Master? Is it very important?”
“I want to form an alliance with Putuo Mountain,”Qing Shui smiled and said.
“Form an alliance? Form what alliance?”Tantai Xuan asked, puzzled.
“A continental alliance!”
“You want to unify the Western Oxhe Continent…”Tantai Xuan looked at Qing Shui in a daze.
“It’s an alliance, not unify…”
“Then who is going to lead the alliance?”Tantai Xuan looked at Qing Shui curiously.
“I reckon that if I’m not the one, probably no one would be able to take on the job…”
“Aren’t you being too shameless?”Tantai Xuan smiled and said.
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