Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 1310-1311
AST 1310 –Who’s An Idiot? Seven Steps Nine Palace Crush, Killing Like Shura
Qing Shui’s words could be considered extremely arrogant, or at least, that’s how he appeared to Beitang Yizong. His aura and reservations was even more concealed after he had attained the Heavenly Dao. Even those who were around his level wouldn’t be able to sense his abilities. Moreover, he was very young. Therefore, Beitang Yizong raised his head and laughed loudly when he heard Qing Shui’s words.
“Since you have a dying wish, I’ll grant it to you. Being quick on your tongue but lacking the abilities to back it up is just plain ignorance and idiocy.”
The moment Beitang Yizong finished his words, he put forth his palm and a golden shimmering lion’s paw once again appeared. It Flashing in golden light, it exuded a powerful confinement ability.
Beitang Yizong wanted to confine Qing Shui and slowly crush him, so his movements weren’t very fast, but his abilities were extremely terrifying nonetheless.
Qing Shui smiled and looked at the huge lion’s paw which was getting closer and closer. He took a step forward.
Although Qing Shui wasn’t holding the Violet Star Thunder God presently, his subconscious attack launched out explosively and slammed against Beitang Yigong’s arm.
An extremely crisp sound rang out. It was the sound of bones shattering, but there was no cry.
Beitang Yizong only let out a horrifying scream after one breath, after he was sent flying backwards. He hadn’t expected this result earlier. That attack was simply too overwhelming. Even as he opened his mouth to scream out again, he didn’t have time make a sound. Moreover, it was as though he had forgotten about screaming. He was completely drowning in the immense pain.
His entire arm had been shattered, and was just limp like mud. His shoulder was also smashed.
Beitang Yigong had only utilized 70% of his strength. He had been too careless. Although Qing Shui didn’t use the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation, he was one who had stepped into the Heavenly Dao. Furthermore, the explosive powers of the Nine Palace Steps and the formation eye stone was sufficient to instantly kill the other party. However, Qing Shui didn’t do so.
The scene fell silent, dead silent.
Beitang Yigong caught Beitang Yizong, quickly feeding him a medicinal pill. However, Beitang Yizong’s arm was practically wasted. It was because that attack hadn’t just crushed his bones, but also his muscles and meridian channels. There was no hope unless he had some miraculous medicine for regenerating flesh and bones.
“Why are you still so ignorant even after living to this age? In the end, you became the idiot that you mentioned.”Qing Shui said calmly.
This was a blatant slap in his face. Beitang Yizong had said so much, but Qing Shui ended up winning with just a single attack. He even gave a word back to him.
Beitang Yigong instantly felt his blood boiling, he turned back to say, “Yiyang, take care of Yizong. We’ll talk after I’ve killed this little bastard.”
“Eldest Brother, he’s very creepy. Don’t be fighting against him alone, let’s attack him together.”Beitang Yizong called out to Beitang Yigong.
Beitang Yigong stopped in his tracks and looked toward Beitang Yizong. He then looked toward the two old men from the Silver Lion Dynasty. They nodded as well. After all, Qing Shui’s attack from earlier hadn't just crippled Beitang Yizong, but also made everyone feel great unease.
Qing Shui could naturally hear what they were saying, he was able to see their expressions as well. However, he wasn’t afraid of them. He had already expected them to join forces, so he was still very calm.
When Fa Ying and those from the Golden Buddha Temple heard Beitang Yizong’s words, they were shocked. Some of them were even wearing grim countenances.
“Everyone get into formation! We’ll fight it out with them!”Fa Ying stood up with gold needles.
“Great Master, it’s fine. You guys can just watch from the side. I’ve already said that I’d fight this battle. It doesn't make a difference to me whether there few or many people.”Qing Shui said, not even turning back.
“Get into formation!”
Lion King Eagle Whistle Formation!
It wasn’t only that. Many people had also called out their tamed beasts. In that instant, the number of flying demonic beasts doubled. The entire group formed a huge great Lion King Eagle shape. Many demonic beasts were in the surroundings taking up their places in the formation.
Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation!
Qing Shui circulated his Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation and the Fire Bird appeared in the air from a wave of his hand. Qing Shui had also called out the Treasure Hunting Pig.
The Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant and Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider also appeared next to Qing Shui. It was a pity that the Heaven Shaking Drum’s level didn’t increase. Therefore, the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant’s abilities was much weaker than the Fire Bird.
The Thunderous Beast’s and the Fire Bird’s abilities were quite terrifying!
Qing Shui called out his demonic beasts, but didn't go into formation. The other part was astonished when they saw his demonic beasts. They were a sect of beast tamers, but realized that they didn’t have as many tamed beasts as the person they were up against.
Since they were going to fight, it would be better to make the first move. Qing Shui wasn’t one to hesitate. He just ordered his demonic beasts to attack.
Mighty Dragon Elephant Stomp!
Corrosive Poison Web!
Violet Thunder Chain Lightning!
After witnessing Qing Shui make his move, the other party also initiated their attacks. They quickly got into formation. There were two formations, both being the Lion King Eagle Whistle Formation. However, one of them was an extremely humongous gold Lion King Eagle, while the other was a silver one.
Tidal Cloud Waves Seal!
Qing Shui didn’t dare to be careless, he created a huge ocean in the surrounding with a wave of his hand.
Toppling Mountains and Oceans! When he made his move, he called out the strongest attack he could make with the Tidal Cloud Waves Seal.
Nine Palace Steps!
Right now, Qing Shui needed to break their formation. Formations increased one’s overall abilities, but they had their weaknesses. Furthermore, Qing Shui excelled in formations. Although, a formation like this was like a translucent old callus, having a huge space in the middle. If he were to attack any of the other spots, he could suffer from serious injuries or even die from that Origin Qi which were integrated into one.
Vajra Subdues Demons!
Since they had executed a formation, then Qing Shui would just lower their overall abilities. He started to charge in with just the Treasure Hunting Pig.
It would have originally been difficult for Qing Shui to break through this formation. However, now that he had the Treasure Hunting Pig, it would be relatively easy. The Treasure Hunting Pig’s physical strength was undeniable. However, it was a pity that its strength wasn’t sufficient for him to dash through the obstructing “air currents”. Right now, what Qing Shui wanted to do was to push the Treasure Hunting Pig into the formation and let it run amok inside. It probably wouldn't take long for the enemies’formation to be dissolved in that situation.
Qing Shui swung his hands!
Seal of Roc!
A huge roc brought along a brilliant glow, attacking toward the left wing of the formation.
That location also had the formation’s flaw. Due the number of people there were fewer, their power would be a lot weaker as well. So, Qing Shui attacked there directly. He had quite a number of ways to break this formation.
Qing Shui attacked, but the enemy had the opportunity to dodge. For example, they could withdraw their wings. Therefore, Qing Shui hadn’t planned for the first attack to be effective.
Lion King’s Imprint!
Suddenly, the huge gold and silver Lion King Eagles used the Lion King’s Imprint on Qing Shui.
Their powerful spirit energy gathered into a huge lion, pouncing towards Qing Shui.
Nine Palace Steps, Void!
Qing Shui’s spirit energy was still very powerful. The moment the Lion King’s Imprint was unleashed, he quickly dodged.
That’s right. The powerful Nine Palace Steps could dodge spirit energy attacks. Even though Qing Shui was able to neglect 70% of the spirit energy attacks earlier, he was still unwilling to face it head-on. After all, he didn’t have a clear understanding of its power. Furthermore, there were two of those Lion King’s Imprint earlier. Therefore, it would add up to him being able to neglect about 40% of the attacks.
Lion King Eagle Wings’Slash！
The huge gold Lion King Eagle dashed out toward Qing Shui almost instantly, extending its several hundred meter long wings toward Qing Shui. Its golden wings flowed with terrifying energy.
Fast, too fast!
Qing Shui put out his hand and drew almost reflexively.
Nine Palace Steps, Painting Ground As Prison!
The huge wings slapped out toward Qing Shui, but he remained uninjured. His Nine Palace Steps had been improving constantly, and as he grew stronger, he exhibited stranger footwork. Nine Palace Steps, Painting Ground As Prison could allow Qing Shui to have absolute defense in less than a single breath. In that instant, he wouldn't be able to attack. It was a pity that there was a 30 minute interval required before it could be used for a second time. Painting Ground As Prison was an act of drawing one into a space and could only be used for life-saving for an instant.
Primordial Flame Dragon Drill!
With a flash, the primordial flames in Qing Shui’s hand spun and attacked the huge silver Lion King Eagle flying in its direction. Earlier, he had been pushed back by the gold Lion King Eagle, and the silver Lion King Eagle had pounced towards him almost instantly. Using the same move, the silvery wings slapped out toward Qing Shui.
Qing Shui was angered. He attacked the silver Lion King Eagle with a flash.
Qing Shui took a strange reverse step, and then followed with a second step!
His body spun upward in a strange way!
Qing Shui dodged two attacks.
Demon Binding Ropes!
When Qing Shui saw the gold Lion King Eagle with its wings spread out, he unleashed the Demon Binding Ropes with a single thought. Currently, the prowess of the Demon Binding Ropes was quite strong. It turned into something that resembled a huge golden dragon, and binded the gold Lion King Eagle. It was a pity that it lost its effect in less than a single breath. However, it helped Qing Shui gain enough time to take another step.
This time around, the two Lion King Eagles, which were gleaming in a brilliant formation light, attacked Qing Shui in two directions. It might've been because they noticed the surrounding atmosphere seemed different. It was a change that seemed as if it would overturn the world.
Qing Shui took out the Soulshake Bell and shook it fiercely. A series of violet light spots drilled into the bodies of the demonic beasts which formed the two huge Lion King Eagles.
In that instant, a series of crackling sounds rang out within the two Lion King Eagles’bodies, and they shrunk to almost two-thirds their size.
Qing Shui knew that this was because the demonic beasts in them had either ran off or perished, causing a series of reactions. As long as they felt threatened, they would be instantly crushed by the strangling power in the formation.
Qing Shui stepped down a seventh time!
Seven Steps Nine Palace Crush!
This one step presented a feeling of the skies collapsing and a great block of mountain coming crashing down. It was as if this single step had been stomped down on the two Lion King Eagles.
The silver Lion King Eagle exploded, and the gold Lion King Eagle continued to struggle. However, now that things had arrived to this point, how could Qing Shui allow it to struggle? He went all out, using the Hidden Weapon technique to toss the Treasure Hunting Pig out toward the gold Lion King Eagle’s body, which was already very close.
The Treasure Hunting Pig entered the internal area of the gold Lion King Eagle and then darted about. Very soon, crackling sounds could be heard. That was the sound of exploding Origin Qi of the demonic beasts and humans, after the Treasure Hunting Pig had darted through their bodies.
After holding on for several tens of counts, the gold Lion King Eagle had also exploded. At this moment, Qing Shui had turned into an existence that was like Shura from hell. Through the Nine Palace Steps, he caged up this world and started his killing spree.
The Fire Bird, Diamond Gigantic Elephant, Thunderous Beast, and Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider had all joined in the battle. After these people had been weakened, they didn't put up much of a fight. Even the tens of people who were leading the group were instantly killed by Qing Shui.
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AST 1311 –Stepping into the Great Northern Dynasty, Tanggu Mountain, Are Humans Innately Good or Evil?
Qing Shui didn't think twice when he started his massacre. There were some people whom he could leave alone whereas there were also some whom he must get rid of totally. "If you cut the weeds without digging up their roots, they’ll grow again when the spring breeze blows". Originally, he used to disagree with such statement. But it has always been said that "Don't get family members involved in any personal matters", this was Qing Shui's bottom line. If someone was to touch it, he wouldn't hesitate to get rid of them.
It was a one-sided slaughter. Qing Shui operated his strength all the way to its peak. Without having the formations to protect them, the people from Beitang Clan and Silver Lion King Dynasty could only suffer the fate of being massacred helplessly by Qing Shui. The two strongest old men from Silver Lion King Dynasty died in the most cowardly way. They were controlled by the Violet Lightning Strike of the Thunderous Beast and got their head burst open immediately by Qing Shui and died.
With the support provided by the Spirit Gathering Lamp, the Thunderous Beast became even stronger.
Even though the Fire Bird's Underworld Fireball wasn't able to successfully instantly kill the enemies, it has still managed to deal quite considerable damage to them. One after another, the fireball continued to strike down the demonic beasts. Quite a lot of the warriors were also unable to withstand the strike.
Meanwhile, the Thunderous Beast was gracefully unleashing its Thunderbolt attacks. From time to time, violet thunder would also be seen. The Seven-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider on the other hand, it immediately controlled more than ten of the demonic beasts and warriors from Beitang Clan. These warriors weren't really that strong. After all, it's only a minority of them that were considered to be powerful. Now, most of them had already been slaughtered by Qing Shui.
Beitang Yizong was still alive. His heart was bleeding. Beitang Yizong still had one more breath left. He held a lot of grievance while dying and as he saw the elites from his clan getting slaughtered one after another, his heart felt as if it was being cut by knives.
This was a disaster for Beitang Clan. A disaster which fell upon Beitang Clan out of nowhere.
"It's always said that do not get one's family involved in personal matters. Originally, I never had the intention to eliminate all of you. But it seems to me it's more like you guys are digging graves for yourselves. Even back when I was in the five continents, I also didn't kill every single one of the members from Beitang Clan.
"Even if you didn't kill them, they all still died. You killed warriors from Beitang Clan, leaving behind only fragile children and widows to be bullied by others. Stop pretending to be nice, just kill us if you want." Beitang Yigong said while revealing a miserable smile.
Actually, the Beitang Clan back in the five continents had never been in their eyes. This was an issue of pride. If they had known that things would turn out this way, they would rather have pretended to not know anything about the Beitang Clan from the five continents.
Qing Shui turned silent. Beitang Yigong was telling the truth. He might not have killed Bo Le, but he really died because of him.
"There are still other people from Beitang Clan. Do you know why Beitang Clan was able to develop so quickly? It was because other than the five continents and Western Oxhe Continent, there are still other Beitang Clan members in the other continents. Even the Beitang Clan from Western Oxhe Continent isn't something which you can deal with." Beitang Yigong finished talking. Like just now, he was still laughing miserably. His voice became softer and softer…… Eventually, it disappeared.
There was blood all over Qing Shui's body like an Asura. The him at the moment was no different from a murderous god. The Beitang Clan from Lion King's Ridge has managed to come up as the top within the five continents. It's strength was also top notch within Western Oxhe Continent. And now, Beitang Yigong has said that there were also Beitang Clan within the other three continents. Hearing that, Qing Shui shook his head. He looked towards the last remaining ten people. They were just like an arrow that's already at the end of its flight.
Very quickly, the entire area turned quiet. Nothing was left around the area. The corpses of demonic beasts and humans had long since dropped onto the ground. They were all piled up like a mountain at the bottom. The hundreds of demonic beast's as well as human's corpses instantly blocked the entire path below.
Qing Shui turned around and walked into the direction towards Fa Ying and the others. At this moment, the eyes of all the monks from Great Golden Buddha Temple when they looked at Qing Shui changed. Just how strong was he? The enemies whom Fa Ying was unable to stand for three rounds had mostly been instantly wiped out by this very young man. Furthermore, he managed to do it within half an hour. Just like this, the hundred of powerful warriors all went down.
Human lives are very fragile. Regardless of how strong a person had been, so long as they ran into someone more powerful, their life would become extremely fragile.
"Master, why don't we go down first!" Seeing that they were all lost in their thought, Qing Shui had no choice but to speak up.
By the time they went down, the people from Great Golden Buddha Temple had already started handling the corpses. Qing Shui on the other hand, went off to take a bath and changed his clothes. The massacres from before had somehow still made him become aware of a lot of things. This was quite a good real action battle.
After changing into a new cloth, Qing Shui helped Fa Ying cured his injuries. Even though they hadn't fully healed yet, it had recovered by more than fifty percent. So long as he rested well, they would recover within ten days to half a month. This made them felt all the more surprised and curious with Qing Shui. The reason being that his medical expertise was absolutely powerful.
"Master, are you aware that there are still other clan members of Beitang Clan in the other three continents?" Qing Shui asked after he collected back his needles.
"I have never heard about it before. I am also not sure whether they are saying it just to put pressure on Mister Qing or they are telling the truth." Fa Ying also heard what Beitang Yigong said.
Qing Shui was also having the same thought. However, he wasn't really worried. Even if there were people in the other three continents, so what? It's not that the people in the other three continents were all extremely powerful warriors. The majority of them was still commoners. For now, the most important thing was to deal with Great Northern and Silver Lion Dynasties.
"Master, then how many more powerful warriors are there in Beitang Clan from Great Northern Dynasty?" Qing Shui wanted to make preparations in advance.
"The people here today should be only half of the most powerful warriors from their clan. Hence, there must still be powerful warriors left in their clan. Nevertheless, there would definitely not be as many of them left. There might still be warriors keeping watch of the clan, they might even be stronger than the strongest members whom he met today." Fa Ying said seriously while looking at Qing Shui.
"Master, I am planning to let Great Qi Dynasty conquer Great Northern Dynasty and Silver Lion Dynasty. What's your opinion on this? The Great Golden Buddha Temple can assist us in it. By then, we will also get to develop Buddha Sect according to the situation. What do you think?" Qing Shui said after thinking for a while.
Fa Ying looked at Qing Shui. He seemed a bit agitated. But eventually, he still let out a sigh after quite a while, "I plan to do that too. But I feel like I am a bit incapable of swallowing them."
"How would you know if you don't try?" Qing Shui said with a smile.
When Fa Ying heard Qing Shui's words, he also revealed an excited expression on his face. He then nodded his head after contemplation. He knew that once Qing Shui said it this way, he would assist them from behind. Things would turn out to be a lot easier this way.
Qing Shui stayed for one more night at the Great Golden Buddha Temple. He was preparing to set off for Great Northern and Silver Lion Dynasty tomorrow. Originally, he visited this time with the intention to only check things out with Great Northern Dynasty and plan out his next move. But as it seemed, it seemed like he has already started making his move before he even arrived in Great Northern Dynasty.
Qing Shui has killed people many times. But after the massacre this time, he still felt a little exhausted. These people were all top notch existences within Western Oxhe Continent. Furthermore, there were so many of them. Despite this, things hadn't ended here.
The entire night turned out to be quite peaceful. Originaly, Qing Shui had thought that the people from Beitang Clan and Silver Lion Dynasty would come to him. But turned out they didn't. Qing Shui also wasn't scared that they would run away. They're an entire dynasty, as if it would be that easy for them to escape. Furthermore, it's not difficult for Qing Shui to track down someone. He had Lotus Sect, Putuo Mountain, Heaven Secrets Academy, and the many dynasties under Heaven Secrets Academy.
On the next day, Qing Shui bid his farewell and made his way towards Great Northern Dynasty. He wanted to annihilate whatever existences of Beitang Clan which resided within Western Oxhe Continent.
Great Northern Dynasty!
In the Western Oxhe continent, there were only very few dynasties which were above third grade. At least this was what it seemed from the surface. Whereas for the Great Northern Dynasty, its actual grade has always been quite unclear. There were people who said that it was a Grade One dynasty. There were also some who said that it was a Grade Two or a Grade Three Dynasty. In fact, there were some who even commented that it was not inferior to Grade Four Dynasties.
Through actual combat, these people have already achieved strength equivalent to Grade Four Dynasties. Originally, when Qing Shui first arrived in Western Oxhe Continent, he already heard that there were only three forces with Grade Four strength. But these were strength from a long time ago. As for now, it was not known how many forces there were with Grade Four strength. In fact, it was not even known whether there was any Grade Five forces.
Hence, up to this point, Qing Shi was already aware that the strength of Western Oxhe Continent wasn't as simple as it seemed from the surface. Two years ago, Qing Shui has also walked only the tip of the iceberg of Western Oxhe Continent. It's impossible for him to thoroughly go through every single part of the continent. Even if he had done so, hen still wouldn't be able to fully discover all of the forces.
Human's life was like a journey. Everyone had their own path set for themselves. There were millions and millions of paths across the world. And only very few paths would intersect with your own. Its distance was also quite limited. The scenery which they could see was also only a part of the scenery of the path which they crossed with. People at different levels had different kind of life. But more of those were two parallel lines. Without any intersection, they wouldn't know what level their life was.
Beitang Clan was the royal clan of Great Northern Dynasty. Hence, it was quite easy to locate it. Qing Shui didn't go to the palace. The splendorous palace itself was just a symbol, something to symbolize the royal clan. The real Beitang Clan was located on top of a high mountain near the palace itself.
This mountain was at least ten thousand meters above sea level. Across the World of the Nine Continents, there were countless mountains that were more than ten thousand meters above sea level. It could be seen almost everywhere. Unlike in his previous incarnation, the tallest mountain was only eight thousand meters tall.
Qing Shui immediately flew towards the peak of the mountain on top of the Fire Bird. Before he reached the mountain peak, around ten flying demonic beasts already appeared above. They were all Gold Lion King Eagle. By now, Qing Shui was also already able to see some of the things going on on top of the mountain.
The peak of the mountain was covered in mist and clouds like it was a paradise. Steady courtyards and pavilions could be seen standing firmly on top of it. The mountain peak was very wide. The ground was levelled and there were a lot of plants around it as well. On top of that, there was even a spot which had a huge hot spring.
This time, around fifty Gold Lion King Eagle came out. For a moment, the sky shook from the lion's roaring noises.
Qing Shui looked at all of these people. They were all seniors who were already beyond their sixties. Their actual age was even older than that. They were definitely able to be considered as old demons. Qing Shui circled around them with his vision but surprisingly, he only fixed his sight on an old man who didn't seem like the oldest one among the group.
The reason being that the old man had very powerful Spiritual Sense and aura. Other than that, it was also because the old man has already stepped into the huge gate of Heavenly Dao. Normally, a reaction would happen between two people who stepped into the huge gate of Heavenly Dao. If nothing unexpected happened, they should be able to sense it unless the two were too far apart from each other. There were also some other factors which might contribute to them not sensing it.
Upon seeing Qing Shui, the old man's eyes turned extremely bright. He stared at Qing Shui very firmly.
"What a demon, it seems that the Beitang Clan is destined to die in your hands." The old man appeared on a spot not far away from Qing Shui and spoke slowly.
"I was left with no choice. Beitang Clan didn't comply with the rules as warriors. Originally, I never had the intention to do things like this. But Beitang Clan has truly made me unable to restrain myself from doing so." Qing Shui looked at the old man and explained slowly. The old man's strength was very frightening. Even though it wasn't as strong as the woman from Putuo Mountain, there was only a small difference between their gap in strength.
"I won't judge on who is right or who is wrong regarding this matter. Everything is decided by strength alone. With strength, even if someone had been on the wrong, they would still be considered to be right." The old man looked really firm. He emitted a decisive aura.
Qing Shui smiled and shook his head, "The winner becomes the king, whereas the loser becomes the bandit. Devils rebel against the gods. They don't do things according to natural laws. This way, they can only stay arrogant for so long. In the end, even if they're not killed, they will still die in their own hands."
"Humans are inherently good, or are they inherently bad? It is all decided with a twist in mind. There are a lot of natural laws. Everyone has their own different versions of it. There is Nature Energy, so is there monstrous Demonic Energy. With a heart that pursues justice, there will be a heart that pursues evil. As long as one is able to keep their own sanity and not lose themselves, it doesn't matter whether they are good or bad."
"Even a vicious tiger will not eat its cubs. Even the evilest person in the world will still feel love for their family. They will still have their own bottom line and their own shortcoming. This comes to conclude that humans are inherently good." Qing Shui smiled and looked at the old man.
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