Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 1286-1287
AST 1286 –The Powerful divine Beast’s Blood Essence, Powerful Demonic Beast, Being Targeted
The increment to the grade of the Coiled Dragon Statue gave Qing Shui hope. This meant that the Spirit Gathering Lamp and the Heaven Shaking Drum would be going through an upgrade soon as well. He was full of anticipation of that day’s arrival. Regardless what the situation, his demonic beasts were far too important for him.
Another thing was his current abilities. His physical strength had increased by 2,000 nimbus and his overall strength increased by a lot. After all, he had the Seven-Colored Pellet, his Spiritual Weapon which was the Big Dipper Sword, the golden pellet, Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation, divine Nebula Formation and others.
The Formation Eye Stone made Qing Shui’s movements even more astounding. His great speed and elusive movements also made him a lot stronger. Another thing was he had also recently started to cultivate the Seven Steps Nine Palace Crush.
Qing Shui used this once very long ago and didn’t use it again thereafter. Today, he suddenly discovered that this battle technique was very powerful. It came with the Nine Palace Steps and when he performed the Nine Palace Steps with the Seven Steps Nine Palace Crush, each step he took would allow him to accumulate a certain amount of power which would then be unleashed explosively at the last step, crushing every obstacle within the Nine Palace.
Qing Shui stopped his trail of thoughts. After he tempered the magic treasures once, he looked at the two remaining drops of divine Beast’s Blood Essence and wondered which demonic beasts he should give them to.
The Fire Bird had to take it, therefore, Qing Shui summoned it without any hesitation. However, the Fire Bird sent him a thought that it was unable to use the divine Beast’s Blood Essence because it belonged to a dragon.
The Fire Bird had the phoenix’s bloodline and the Dark Phoenix is also a type of phoenix. Moreover, it was a powerful one.
This caught Qing Shui by surprise but he quickly understood. After all, this blood essence contain a powerful vitality which could even make the demonic beast that took it go through a transformation in their appearance.
Qing Shui was happier when he learned that the Fire Bird was unable to use it. He called out the Seven-Headed Demonic Spider and the Thunderous Beast. He first communicated with the Seven-Headed Demonic Spider and realized that it did not have any problem in taking the blood essence. The spider told him that it could engulf anything, even if it contained poison. Qing Shui didn’t hesitate and let the Seven-Headed Demonic Spider take the divine Beast’s Blood Essence directly.
After the Fire Bird, Qing Shui was still a little worried if the Thunderous Beast would be able to use it. However, the result made him happy. The Thunderous Beast could use it but its appearance would forever remain as a violet Thunderous Beast and wouldn’t go through any changes. This wasn’t important. What was important was the Thunderous Beast’s abilities.
Very soon, the Seven-Headed Demonic Spider and the Thunderous Beast exuded brilliant light all over their body that sent an immense aura in all directions. The Seven-Headed Demonic Spider’s cry was sharp and piercing, while the Thunderous Beast’s body appeared to have flashing lightning that was accompanied by rolling sounds of thunder.
When everything quieted down, Qing Shui was stunned. The Seven-Headed Demonic Spider still only had seven heads but the golden head in the middle grew two dragon horns, giving it an additional air of dominance. The entire Seven-Headed Demonic Spider now appeared very different from how it used to be.
Qing Shui knew that the changes to the Seven-Headed Demonic Spider this time around should be a very crucial one. It seemed that in the future, it would be able to fight alongside with his Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant and the Fire Bird.
Qing Shui couldn’t wait to see what level the Seven-Headed Demonic Spider had advanced to.
Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider!
“Mmm, it’s name has changed!”Qing Shui said in surprise.
After seeing its name, Qing Shui once again looked toward the huge demonic spider. The golden head in the middle had not only grown two dragon horns, it also had a faint hint of a dragon’s appearance. Of course, it was also limited to that particular head. However, it looked different from the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant’s dragon head. The Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider’s golden dragon head didn’t appear as savage as the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant’s, but rather, appeared to be a little delicate.
Could it be because the Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider sounded like a female…
Its physical strength had reached 70,000 nimbus, which was equivalent to seven suns. It was still a little bit off when compared to the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant and the Fire Bird, but it was just a little. However, the Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider was a control-type demonic beast.
Five Qi Origin: Five-Headed Demonic Spider’s innate battle technique, permanently increases its physical strength by 50 times and has zero depletion.
The changes to the Five Qi Origin still took Qing Shui by surprise. He had expected a change, but not one by so much. It seemed that this was largely related with the dragon head. It had immediately rose up to the ranks of the Fire Bird and the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant.
Corrosive Poison Web: The Seven-Headed Demonic Spider’s all-encompassing web attack which have a powerful corrosive poison and stickiness. This web is so strong that it would be hard to cut through with blades. The damage caused by the poison web would be three times that of the damage it sustained.
Poison Silk Entanglement: The Seven-Headed Demonic Spider can fire a thread of poison silk. This attack have a range of 3,000 meters and can be used to attack and entangle the target. Its speed is also very fast and it is highly toxic and sticky. The attacking prowess is five times stronger than that of its strength.
There were no changes to these two battle techniques, but the range of the Poison Silk Entanglement had increased by 1,000 meters and the control had increased by quite a lot.
Spider Swarm Attack: The unique ability of a king of demonic beasts. Its strong subjects would be able to attack together with it. The subjects could at most evolve into Six-Headed Demonic Spiders, with a certain chance of special mutated demonic spiders appearing.
There was a little bit of change toward the end of this battle technique, but Qing Shui didn’t really understand it. However, he had the feeling that it was a good thing and thus planned to test it out in the future.
Flying Spider Silk: Passive battle technique, zero depletion. Speed permanently increases by 15 times.
The Flying Spider Silk had also increased from ten times to 15 times, and to top it off, it was a passive battle technique. Qing Shui was very satisfied.
Sharpness: The Seven-Headed Demonic Spider's eight legs are incredibly sharp. They carry a high toxicity and penetrating ability.
Unyielding Shield: The Seven-Headed Demonic Spider's defense is extremely strong.
Demonic Spider Dragon Head: Passive battle technique. Increases the toughness and sharpness of the Seven-Headed Demonic Spider, as well as the sturdiness, stickiness, and toxicity of its web by five times…In addition, it doubles attacking prowess, endurance, and sustainability. Zero depletion! Right now, Qing Shui only felt exhilarated. The final battle technique became the Demonic Spider Dragon Head and its sturdiness, sharpness, and toxicity had all increased. Most importantly, even its attacking prowess had doubled. Power was also very important to control-type demonic beasts. With sufficient strength, their control would increase by a lot and even by several fold. Without power, even if the Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider’s silk can entangle the opponent, if it was too weak, it would probably to pulled away by the opponent. Even if the opponent didn’t pull it away, it would also be able to escape. Therefore in this sense, the control would decrease by a lot.
The Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider’s strongest attack, under the effect of the Demonic Spider Dragon Head, could now reach 3,500 suns. Its control was even more terrifying. Furthermore, with its toxicity and subordinates, even its purely killing prowess would be very terrifying.
The Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider happily transmitted a thought to Qing Shui and could also communicate with him. Its voice now was that of a mature lady, although it sounded a little metallic, it was still very pleasant to the ears. However, it was a bit unfamiliar and was easy to forget. Comparatively, the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant’s voice was also very unique.
Qing Shui then finally turned to look toward the Thunderous Beast. There were no changes in its appearance but it increased quite a lot in size, by at least another one-third.
Right now, Qing Shui’s demonic beasts were about the same in size and were all at 200 meters or smaller. However, when the Fire Bird spreaded out its wings, it would seem to be able to cover up the skies.
The Thunderous Beast’s physical strength was at 40,000 nimbus, which was the equivalent to four suns. Although it was the weakest, Qing Shui was still extremely happy. It was because the Thunderous Beast’s ability to control was even more powerful. Furthermore, growing from the strength of one sun to four suns was already quite powerful.
Violet Thunder Protection: Unique ability of the Thunderous Beast. It can increase all of its abilities and make them 30 times stronger. It doesn’t depletes energy and automatically circulates. If it received physical attacks, the Thunderous Beast have a chance of inflicting paralysis on its opponent, and concurrently, it can negate 20% of all its opponent’s attacks.
The ability of the Violet Thunder Protection increased to be more than double of what it was before. The powers of the divine Beast’s Blood Essence was really not to be underestimated. It seemed that this blood essence was truly that of a tremendous dragon.
Thunderbolt: Releases an electrifying attack through its core. It is four times stronger than that of its physical attack and has a range of not exceeding 3,000 meters. This attack has a slight paralyzing effect. It also has the effect of speed reduction and reaction reduction on the opponents. This effect can be stacked. The depletion of the Thunderbolt is 10% of the usual depletion for attacks.
Its attacking prowess doubled again, and the range had also increased by 1,000 meters. Its ability to control had gotten quite a lot stronger as well.
There were no changes to the Violet Lightning Strike, Lightning Recovery, as well as the Violet Lightning Armor!
Violet Thunder Chain Lightning: Launch a formidable Violet Lightning chain to attack an area. A successful attack has a chance of paralyzing the opponent! Attacking prowess is three times that of normal attacks!
The attacking prowess had increased a little. This was considered an attack intended for a group.
Thunder Flash: Passive ability, permanently increase speed by twelve fold!
Its speed had increased quite significantly!
Speed was a factor which would provide assurance for the control type demonic beast’s ability to survive.
There was no change to Mutual Destruction. Qing Shui wasn’t surprised.
Thunder’s Fury: Passive battle technique with zero depletion. Can increases the prowess of Thunderbolts and Violet Lightning Strikes by three times!
At the look of the Thunder’s Fury at the very end, Qing Shui smiled. True to its name, it really instantaneously increased the Thunderous Beast’s attacking prowess. Now, even the Thunderous Beast’s attacks could reach 2,400 suns. This was when the most important skill of the Thunderous Beast was its ability to control.
Qing Shui increasingly and earnestly hoped that the Spirit Gathering Lamp and the Heaven Shaking Drum would level up. When that happened, the four desolate sects would be able to become top-notch in the Western Oxhe Continent. No matter how talented those two geniuses from the Desolate Sect were, Qing Shui wouldn’t be worried and would have absolute confidence in defeating them.
The Spirit Channeling Jade had also improved. It was a pity that the two which he wanted to level up was still so stubborn. He had no idea when they would be able to level up.
Cultivating, alchemy, drawing…The Golden Fragrance Jade’s alchemy recipe was going to appear soon. However, Qing Shui now didn’t have too much anticipation toward it. At the start, he felt that the medicinal pills he owned were very powerful, but he eventually realized that their restrictions were also very high as well. However, he noticed that refining these medicinal pills would increase his mastery in alchemy recipe. Furthermore, he still hoped that he would get a legendary medicinal pill which could truly resurrect the dead. It is a pity that he didn’t know if it truly exists.
That morning, Qing Shui got up very early. He came out from the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal directly this time around as well. However, he came out before the time was up and then started his morning practice. Not long later, the two ladies came by.
Breakfast was made by Qing Shui and there was a very good spread. However, before they started to eat, he felt that someone’s spiritual sense had locked down on him. This spiritual sense didn’t seem to belong to a human and felt very strange.
Although he was locked down, Qing Shui knew that it was still very far away. However, he felt that the spiritual sense that had locked down on him was very strange. If he wasn’t mistaken, it should be from a type of a unique demonic beast.
Qing Shui didn’t know if he could finish the meal, but still chose to continue the meal with the two ladies.
However, he was very curious. Who was trying to deal with him?
He had offended quite a number of people, but at this time, there should only be one influence who would find trouble for him.
Although Qing Shui knew that the Desolate Sect had a little reputation and was on good terms with the barbarians, he wasn’t worried at all.
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AST 1287 –Lu Zitai, divine Beast Possession, Poisonous Python King
Qing Shui knew that a day like this would come. After all, he killed the man with the surname Lu back then. The surname Lu was one of the most influential surnames in the Desolate Sect. Furthermore, the sect lord of the Desolate Sect also had the surname Lu.
Qing Shui circulated a magical strength around his body and immediately removed the Spiritual Sense locked onto him. This way, he felt that it shouldn't be a problem for him to finish his meal
Qing Shui was being locked on by a Spiritual Sense. After repeated thoughts, the only conclusion he came up with was it was done by the man with the surname Lu which he killed. The person marked a seal on his body. This seal was something which only one could put in exchange for their life and the Desolate Sect had their own unique way to track Qing Shui through this seal.
After he separated away from the Spiritual Sense, it would take a bit of time if the opponents wanted to lock onto him again. These kind of seals that exchanged for the user's life weren't something which could be removed away easily. It was a kind of inheritance seal. However, this was Qing Shui we were talking about. If it had been someone else, it was likely that they would have been disrupted by the mark. Similar to being possessed by a demon, they wouldn't be able to find peace in their mind. Considering that Qing Shui had powerful spirit energy, he wasn't in the least influenced by it.
Just like this, the three of them happily finished their meal. After that, they walked out of the room and arrived at the courtyard. At that moment, they saw more than ten black spots spiraling around from far away in the distance and when they came out, the black dots seemed to be flying towards them.
At that instant when Qing Shui came out, he was able to once again notice the Spiritual Sense which was locked onto him. He looked at the two girls, "Go back to your room or just stay here and rest."
At the moment when he finished speaking, he immediately soared up into the sky and appeared in mid-air. After that, he tried his best to distance himself away from the manor. The two girls, on the other hand, stayed down there and didn't leave nor followed him.
The sun was now already at three poles high. The air was really fresh and the weather was clear and bright. However, because more than ten demonic beasts had appeared and covered the sky, it somehow felt a bit gloomy. It was as if black clouds have covered the sky.
Qing Shui roughly analyzed these people with his eyes. He could confirm that they were from the Desolate Sect as they all wore the same attire. All of them had looks of ordinary people and seemed that they didn't share any traits from the Beast Blood Tribes.
At this moment, three old men came out. They all had very majestic appearances and looked a bit domineering and intimidating. Once someone achieved this kind of strength, they would naturally exude a kind of capable appearance from time to time. Very few would actually look like bad people. There was no clear distinction between good and bad people, nor was there on justice and evil in the world. The winner would always be the king and no one would really show concern on which sects a particular place belonged to or who was the royal clan in it. The only thing which they cared about was whether the particular sect or royal clan would be able to bring about a healthy living environment for them.
"Who are you? Why do you want to kill my people from the Desolate Sect?" The old man in the middle had chilly eyes and his body was straight like a pen. The thin and dry body of his looked really slender, yet it gave people a feeling of danger just like a poisonous arrow.
"I don't know anything about the Desolate Sect. I have killed countless people. Besides, I have no interest in questioning those who deserved to die who they are." Qing Shui said so to purposely anger the old man.
"Impressive. Brat, you are quite arrogant. Do you really think that you can do anything you want just because you are a disciple of the Heaven Secret Academy? What a joke. Even if you are the Palace Lord of the Heaven Secret Academy, I wouldn't hesitate to kill you." The old man didn't hesitate to speak.
Everything was now clear to Qing Shui, the Desolate Sect was planning to make a huge deal of the incident this time. Furthermore, they also planned to dissect the Heaven Secrets Academy. However, one thing which puzzled him was that was Desolate Sect really this strong?
Qing Shui smiled and he looked at the old man. "So you are even going to kill the Palace Lord of the Heaven Secrets Academy. Do you really think that that 8,000 sun worth of strength of yours is truly an unbeatable existence?"
Upon hearing Qing Shui's words, a trace of surprised look flashed across the old man's eyes. He locked his sight at Qing Shui. "I don't know where you find out about my strength. Even though 8,000 sun worth of strength isn't considered the strongest in the Western Oxhe Continent, it's more than enough to deal with you. The strength of the Heaven Secrets Academy is inferior to mine, let alone there are still people even stronger than me within the Desolate Sect."
Qing Shui never expected that the Great Desolate Sect actually think highly of him. It might be that they wanted to put pressure on the Heaven Secrets Academy. The other two old men, on the other hand, had a strength of around 7,000 sun.
At the moment, Qing Shui still didn't feel scared but he knew that he couldn't let his guard down. His demonic beasts could only be able to barely fight against the three old men. Although, Qing Shui still felt a bit confident, he would have to fight a prolonged battle.
"It's already been said that the Desolate Sect plans to conquer the entire Western Oxhe Continent. It seems like this time, they are going to start their assault from Heaven Secrets Academy… However…it's pretty sad….." Qing Shui shook his head and said.
"Huh, what's there to be sad about?" The old man seemed really shocked by the fact that Qing Shui was aware of the Desolate Sect's intention.
"Unfortunately, the Desolate Sect is too stupid."
"Little brat, we will first start off with you today."
Upon hearing what Qing Shui said, the old man stopped saying anything and immediately charged towards Qing Shui. He held a jet-black colored Snake Spear Staff in his hand and traces of sinister aura could be felt from it. While it was being wielded by the old man, it somehow resembled a hissing snake.
Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation!
Nine Palace Steps.
Qing Shui calmly avoided the attacks. The old man was powerful, he didn't want to go head to head against him for now. Now that he had the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation, it was fairly easy for him to dodge the attacks while he used the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation.
Qing Shui dodged the attacks and at the same time, a frightened look flashed across the old man's eyes. However, Qing Shui immediately proceeded to summon the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant. Since they were fighting, they should fight more thoroughly.
Qing Shui was aware that both he and the Desolate Sect would undoubtedly incur hostility with each other. Since that was the case, he felt that he should make it even more dramatic.
Vajra Subdues Demon! Emperor's Qi!
Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider!
Qing Shui swung his hand and summoned his demonic beasts. After being weakened, the old man in the middle was only left with a strength which was not more than 6,000 sun. The other two old men on the other hand, only had 5,000 sun of strength remaining. As for the rest of them, their strength was even more unbearable. Before they managed to realize the huge gap in strength, Qing Shui already unleashed attacks along with his demonic beasts.
Qing Shui used the Seals of Roc right off the bat.
Unfortunately, he didn't meet the chances to double his attack prowess. Despite this, he still managed to push back the old man in the middle with around 6,000 sun worth of strength.
The Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant on the other hand, cooperated with him and used the Mighty Dragon Elephant Stomp. After that, it followed on by using the Diamond Sword Qi.
The Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider summoned its army to quickly hunt down the people in the surrounding. The speed at which it hunted for its preys gave the three old men an urge to spit out blood. Those people were all their elites.
The Thunderous Beast, on the other hand, used its Thunderbolt to attack the three old men from far away. Qing Shui was keeping one of them occupied whereas the Thunderous Beast tried to bother the weakest old man among the three. The Fire Bird and Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant on the other hand, made their way towards the last remaining old man. The Fire Bird had a terrifying resistance against attacks. Even without any weakening effects, the old man in the middle was unable to kill the Fire Bird within a short period of time.
All of these may have happened very suddenly, but the impact brought upon to the people from the Desolate Sect was something that would never disappear. In fact, half of the people there had already disappeared even before they managed to feel completely shaken.
As the battle started, Qing Shui realized that he, along with his demonic beasts, didn't really feel pressured when facing off against the people from the Desolate Sect even though three of them had a strength ranging from 7,000 sun to 8,000 sun.
Furthermore, he was still yet to absorb the feedback of strength provided by the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant. If he had absorbed it, Qing Shui would have been able to completely diminish his opponents with no effort at all.
In just a short while, only the three old men remained. After all, with the strength possessed by those people, it was quite easy for the Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider to play them to death. They were all killed as a result of being corroded by the poison produced by the spider.
"I am Lu Zitai. Let's make a deal with each other. How does it sound?"
The old man in the middle was aware that he would die if the battle went on. Qing Shui at the same time also felt upset. He had cast the Seal of Roc fifteen times, but none of it met the chances to double their attack prowess. When he heard what the old man had said, he immediately revealed a cold smile. "Really, you guys only learn to talk when you are on the brink of death. If you are telling me to let you guys live, there is no place for negotiation."
"I feel it is beneath my dignity to actually beg someone for mercy. It's just that before I die, can you please answer a few of my questions?" The old man asked firmly.
"Oh, so you are waiting for the reinforcement team?" Qing Shui knitted his brows and looked at the old man.
"Eh, you are aware that we have called out to other people?"
"Nonsense, do you guys really think that the Heaven Secret Academy will be disrupted by an insignificant people like you? The only things you guys will disrupt are the sects nearby here." Qing Shui looked at them like he was looking at some sort of idiots.
"Hah, it seems we have an awful start. Originally, I was thinking about taking down one of the sects here and make it our hideout. It seems this plan is not going to work after all." Lu Zitai let out a sigh. He had already lost his fighting spirit.
One of the weakest old men continuously got struck by repeated waves of Violet Lightning Strike and died. In the end, he had only managed let out a short, tragic scream.
"Young man, you are a formidable foe. In terms of your talent, you aren't in the least inferior to our young master. You must die."
divine Beast Possession!
The old man suddenly lets out a loud scream.
The initially thin and light old man immediately grew taller by one meter. His body and beard were like green pines. His entire body was dyed with black color. He was being wrapped around by a black snake. With its huge and black head higher up in the sky, it was observing everything happening from below.
This time, Qing Shui once again broaden his horizon. It seemed that there were definitely strong warriors among the barbarians. Furthermore, it was likely that the body of the people from the Desolate Sect had bloodlines that belonged to the Beast Blood Tribe.
"The divine Beast Possession was a paragon owned by the Desolate Sect and the barbarians. They completely awaken the beast's shape of the Demonic Beasts Armor Manifestation. Only the members of the Desolate Sect and core members of the Beast Blood Tribes were allowed to learn it. But upon usage, they will become weak for a month. Today, I am going to show you how terrifying the divine Beast Possession was." The old man was now already in a position where he had nowhere else to go. Hence, the only thing on his mind was to kill Qing Shui.
Even now, Qing Shui was a bit startled. The old man and the enormous black snake had actually merged into one. Its overall strength immediately went through a significant increase. It increased from the original strength of around 6,000 sun from before all the way up to 11,000 sun.
The divine Beast Possession was such a violent technique. However, Qing Shui figured out that it might be related to the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation. At the moment, the old man's body was really powerful. It was as if his entire being was stuck on the body of the enormous black python. A substance which looked just like black fog started to spread out around the surroundings. Upon smelling it, a person would feel dizzy and confused.
Poisonous Python King!
No wonder it was so violent! However, Qing Shui still had a fairly powerful resistance towards toxic substances. He immediately let out his Area Dominance.
A ray of white and pure aura started to spread out around Qing Shui, with him being the core of it. Upon meeting the black colored dense fog, they immediately disappeared together. However, what shocked Qing Shui was that the black dense fog was incomparably violent. To his surprise, it had actually slowly diminished the white dense fog released by his Area Dominance. Qing Shui's Area Dominance was at a fairly low grade, despite this, it was still capable of resisting against poison. This was the first time such thing happened. This could only show that the opponent's poison was too powerful.
The toxic substance stopped at about two meters around Qing Shui's body and was no longer able to progress forward. The Nature Energy around Qing Shui's body was not something which could be diminished so easily.
"Little brat, you indeed have a lot of treasures with you. But today, it's certain that you would die!"
The enormous Poisonous Python King approached Qing Shui like a tornado. Layers of poisonous liquid could be seen appearing across its entire body. They spiraled along with the Poisonous Python King to help raise its prowess. Even Qing Shui himself felt numbness in his scalp upon seeing such scene.
Poison, they were poisonous. Despite this, Qing Shui didn't dare to make any counterattack because that familiar Spiritual Sense had once again locked itself onto him. Previously, it was precisely the Spiritual Sense from this thing which he was being locked onto.
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