Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 1355-1356
AST 1355 –Is it curable? Young Lass
How many years had it been? He also didn't know how he managed to live through these years. He was already insensitive to it, and yet at the same time, he also felt that it was a bit hard to accept it. He quickly stood up. "Old Ancestor, forget it. No one can cure me."
Tianhe Renmo's voice was very rough. There was also a kind of bitterness in it. Even he himself had already lost count of how many times this happened. There had already been at least 8,000 to 10,000 doctors and alchemists who came to treat him. On some occasions, there would even be multiple people who visited him in a day.
"As long as there is the slightest hope left, you shouldn't give up. Are you willing to take things as it is now? Don't you want to get her back?" The old man said with a smile.
"I do. If it was the me in the past, I would definitely be able to take him down easily. But now, he could blow me away with just one breath of his." Tianhe Renmo said.
Which men would be willing to admit defeat? It was only when they were forced to a corner and could no longer do anything would they decide to accept a compromise. For a man like Tianhe Renmo, it was more difficult to make him say these kinds of words than killing him. Yet, he had still spoken it out. Regardless of how tough one may be, he would still have his fragile side.
"You have already been trying to treat it for so many times, will you mind trying it for a few more times? These are the two Miraculous Physicians from the Imperial Hall. You have also eaten things from the Imperial Hall before." The old man was trying to talk him around.
"I will listen to everything the Old Ancestor said. I am already so old and yet I have to make you worry all the time." Tianhe Renmo said bitterly.
"Foolish child, do you know why I give you the name Renmo?" The old man also let out a sigh and asked an irrelevant question.
"No." Tianhe Renmo shook his head.
"You have the pure heart of a demon, your life is destined to have one grave danger in it. The demons are a miraculous existence, they possessed miraculous magic but at the same time, the demons are also murderers. Renmo, I am hoping for you to become someone who can take notice of your own state of heart from time to time. I also hope that you can miraculously make it through the calamity that you have to face in your life." The old man was also a bit upset. If Tianhe Renmo had been well and healthy, the Tianhe Clan would definitely have been able to make another step forward, so much that even the clans from the Continent's City wouldn't dare to provoke the Tianhe Clan.
"Sorry for the trouble, Miraculous Physicians." Tianhe Renmo said to Qing Shui and Yuan Su.
"Don't mention it. Once you are cured, we will be rewarded too." Qing Shui said with a smile
Qing Shui knew that Tianhe Renmo actually didn't carry too much hope. Both Qing Shui and Yuan Su's age were too young. Besides, no one knew about his condition better than Tianhe Renmo himself. His meridians had been cut off and his Dantian was very badly damaged. He was already considered to be extremely lucky that he managed to barely stay alive.
"That's something that should be done!" The old man said with a smile.
Tianhe Renmo was also smiling. Despite this, he continued to remain silent. The only thing different now was that his smile looked a lot more real than before.
The group made their way to the living room. With each other being on both sides of the tea table, Qing Shui took Tianhe Renmo's pulse. To other people, they might be unable to do it, but to Qing Shui, it was still something which he could do without any problem. It was just that the time needed for this treatment would be a bit longer.
"Miraculous Physician Qing, how is it?"
Seeing Qing Shui retrieved his hands, the old man opened his mouth and asked. Even though his voice sounded really calm, when one tried to listen to it carefully, they would be able to tell that he was a bit concerned about it.
"It can be cured, but……"
Qing Shui said, his brows knitted.
"It's just that it might take quite a bit of time to do it." Qing Shui said as he looked at the old man.
"Take a bit of time? How long will that be? Are you purposely trying to drag it on despite knowing that it isn't treatable? There have been a few doctors who did the same thing before you."
At this moment, a tall and sturdy old man said in an unsatisfied tone.
Qing Shui calmly moved his sight towards the old man. The old man had round eyes and a nose of a lion. His mouth looked really wide, giving people an impression that he was a dignified old man. When Qing Shui saw his expression, he knew that he wasn’t purposely trying to make things difficult for him, he was just trying to judge the matter as it stood.
"Yanxu, you mustn't act so rudely." The old man said and stopped him. After that, he looked at Qing Shui with an apologetic look. "I am sorry for what happened, Miraculous Physician Qing. Please don't take it to heart."
Qing Shui shook his head. "What the old man said just now was right. It's very hard to let people believe me without an accurate time. How about this, one month, within one month, I guarantee he will recover. I wonder if this time is acceptable to you?"
It was very seldom that an old man could act so politely to someone of the junior generations with his identity as a False God Warrior. Even the False God Warrior from the Yehuang Clan had never shown himself before.
"One month?" The old man said in shock and even the others were extremely surprised.
"Is it too long? How about 25 days? It cannot be any shorter than that. Any shorter, even I myself won't feel confident that I can manage it." Qing Shui knitted his brows and said seriously.
"No no, isn't that too short?" Upon hearing what Qing Shui said, the old man responded quickly. "Oh, if that's the case, let's make it a month then. But I can only help treat his injury here for up to a week. I will have to head back after a week. So, by then, he will need to come to the Imperial Hall for his treatment." Qing Shui said seriously after he thought for a while.
"It doesn't matter where we carry out the treatment. By then, I will head there along with Mo`Er myself." The old man said kindly. This was the first time he heard someone who was sure that it could be treated in a month. For this kind of injury, one month was something which they could overlook very easily.
"Since it has been decided, I will help him perform a treatment now. After a while, you guys will know whether it can be cured or not."
The speed at which Qing Shui treated Tianhe Renmo was very fast. Qing Shui helped Tianhe Renmo recovered a bit of his Dantian and some of the nearest meridians within it. He also activated the powerful self-healing ability within Tianhe Renmo's body. Even though his self-regenerating ability was very powerful, it still needed Qing Shui's assistance or else, it still wouldn't be able to function well.
At the moment when Qing Shui collected back his needles, Tianhe Renmo was surprised. He looked at Qing Shui with astonishment in his eyes. How many years had it been? How many medicinal pills had he eaten? He had even tried the Bones of the Living Dead medicinal pill. Despite all of these, all they did was to turn him into an ordinary person.
The medicine Bones of the Living Dead was too precious. They wouldn't look for anyone just to experiment with it. The rumor about people experimenting with it was true. After all, even aristocratic clans wouldn't have too much of this kind of pills. They might only have one to two of them. Hence, no one would actually experiment on it.
Tianhe Renmo had the right to use it. Unfortunately, it didn't help him to recover his meridians and Dantian. It might be that with his lost strength, the medicine also lost its effect and was unable to absorb it completely. If it was the case of a strong warrior losing one leg, recovery might be possible……
Or maybe, the quality of the medicinal pills of the Bones of the Living Dead was poor, hence, when a person without cultivation consumed it, it wasn't able to draw out any effect…
At the moment when Qing Shui walked out from Tianhe Renmo's bedroom, everyone else other than Yuan Su all crowded over.
"Miraculous Physician Qing, how was it?"
"Is it treatable?"
For a moment, Qing Shui simply smiled and didn't say anything.
"You are truly a Miraculous Physician. Judging by this kind of progression, I assume that I will be well again within a month." Tianhe Renmo said happily. No one else would feel happier than himself.
"Alright, alright, this is too great!"
"This is great. The banquet is ready. Miraculous Physician Qing, I am sorry to have offended you. Please forgive me for it." Tianhe Yanxu said a bit embarrassingly.
"It's nothing. This only means that you are also hoping that I will be able to cure Brother Mo's injury."
Both Qing Shui and the old man were talking to each other while walking. Yuan Su, on the other hand, stood beside Qing Shui. Throughout the entire time, she basically didn't say anything and only quietly stood beside him.
The shock which the old man felt in his heart was something which only he himself was aware of. The strength of this doctor was very formidable, as he could control the life and death of a lot of people. So long as his medical expertise was sufficiently powerful, there would be numerous people pursuing him like he was the latest trend in fashion.
There weren't actually many people in the banquet. Both Tianhe Yu and Tianhe Hao were also present, they were very happy. Everyone toasted with Qing Shui and even the old man was no exception. He could sense that Qing Shui was very terrifying. He was not in the slightest inferior to Tianhe Renmo when he was in his peak state. He was able to sense an enormous energy within Qing Shui's body.
Most importantly, his medical expertise was top-notch. For now, the old man may have been a lot more powerful than Qing Shui, but the old man was aware that it wouldn't take long before Qing Shui surpassed him. Hence, he could lower down his position in front of him very easily. In fact, merely with Qing Shui's identity as a Miraculous Physician, he didn't feel any pressure to do so.
Naturally, Qing Shui wouldn't brag about it and also gave face to the old man. By maintaining a good relationship with the Tianhe Clan, it would only benefit him in the future when he traveled to the Continent's City. Additionally, Qing Shui had managed to overhear something previously. It was likely that Tianhe Renmo had a few grudges with one or more clans within the Continent's City.
At night, Qing Shui stayed behind in the Tianhe Clan. The Tianhe Clan had thought that Qing Shui and Yuan Su was husband and wife, and only offered them a courtyard. Actually, there were also a number of buildings in the courtyard, hence, there weren't many problems with it.
It was just that at night, Yuan Su was living in the same building as Qing Shui. This place had a living room and two bedrooms, one for each of them. Hence, there really weren't any problems with it. However, the two still had the memories from the past deep within them, which was why it was a bit awkward to them.
"I am going to have a nap." Yuan Su ran back to her room like she was trying to flee at the moment when she finished speaking.
Qing Shui smiled. He shook his head as he went back to his room to enter the realm.
Now, he spent the majority of his time on cultivating medicines. On his return trip this time, he could constantly use the Origin Returning Pill until he reached peak Martial Emperor at one go. I
Qing Shui felt that his own strength as a peak Martial Emperor would at least be worth 500,000 sun. He was confident about it. Or perhaps, it might be even more than that. However, according to the rules across the nine continents, the strength of peak Martial Emperor mustn’t exceed 500,000 sun. Rules were rules, but Qing Shui was convinced that there were still exceptions. Qing Shui had the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, the most heaven-defying existence that he had. This was also the biggest treasure he had in his opinion. If he was to consume two pills every year, even though it could already be considered as very fast, compared to his speed now, it would only be slag. The reason why Qing Shui had managed to reach such great height at such a young age precisely because he had the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. Qing Shui felt that he was already almost equal to the other old monsters in existence in terms of age.
The Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal only consisted of purely time. It didn't really help grow any experience and there was the only conception. Hence, if the time was really long, the only thing he would feel was that the time was very long. He wouldn't have the aura belonging to a powerful old-existence, causing people to think that he was an old monster just by looking at him. Hence, strictly speaking, Qing Shui was still really young.
Refining medicinal pills, cultivating his own body, and strengthening his own foundation, Qing Shui neglected his sleep and forgot about food while doing all of these within the realm. A person who aimed to be successful ought to be able to withstand loneliness and had a great willpower.
Other than to help Tianhe Renmo by performing acupuncture and giving him some medicinal pills, he also wandered around the nearby places along with Yuan Su. The Tianhe City was huge and was like the Yehuang Country City. Aristocratic clans could be found anywhere. Similarly, aristocratic clans were also the place which was the most capable of nurturing hedonistic sons.
They only wandered for less than half a day, yet they had already managed to walk a very long distance. However, the encounter with Wan Ku this time made Qing Shui really shocked, or rather, he wasn't even sure if it was Wan Ku, as the person he met was a woman.
The woman was very beautiful and se*y, and the way she dressed was very openly provocative. Her short skirt barely covered her well-rounded bum and her breasts were so full that it caused her skin-tight cloth to bulge. Her snow-white, lanky legs were covered by a pair of tall white boots.
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AST 1356 –Snake Form, Spiritual Snake Whip, Snake Elephant Inheritance, Blood Essence Demon's Goblet
Qing Shui also didn't know how he got stopped by her. He wasn't really worried, it's just that he didn't understand why she wanted to stop him. Hence, he opened his mouth and asked, "Little girl, why did you try to stop me?"
"Uncle and aunty, I, think that you both look like good people. How about this, in the future, you can hang out with me," the girl told Qing Shui
Her expression looked relaxed and contented but at the same time, it also felt really serious, so much so that Qing Shui didn't know if she was purposely doing it or if it was just that simple.
Yuan Su was smiling at the corner while looking at Qing Shui. She seemed to also feel really curious. She wanted to see how Qing Shui would settle the problem in front of him. Furthermore, she had also noticed that from time to time, the girl would gaze at her.
"So I will have to hang out with you just because you look good?" Qing Shui smiled. Qing Shui felt that the girl should be from quite a decent family background. The reason being that the girl had quite a decent cultivation. The fact that she could riot across the street in a country city already meant that she was definitely not a girl from ordinary family.
"Sister Dai, this man is not giving you any face. Let me help you teach him a lesson!" A teenager behind the girl said to her softly but his voice could be heard clearly by Qing Shui.
"Go, remember to use your strongest technique," the girl said with a smile.
The teenager looked really muscular and sturdy. He was almost as tall as Qing Shui. Other than having delicate features, there was an unswerving determination in his eyes.
With both of his hands pulled back, carrying along a dark red colored shadow, his movements were like those of a python's tongue. An ice cold penetrating aura could be felt spreading into the surroundings. Both of his hands were like two enormous pythons revolving in circles.
Elephant Form Snake King Fist!
Qing Shui's eyes shone as he gently flicked one of his hands. As he did so, that hand of his instantaneously turned into something resembling that of an Immortal Crane. Then, the moment when he thrust it out, it immediately formed into two cranes and together, pecked the teenager.
After just two light noises, the teenager revealed a bitter smile and bowed down to Qing Shui, "Thank you for showing mercy."
Both of the teenager's arms were already slightly swollen. They felt incomparably sore.
Qing Shui smiled and didn't say anything. He moved his sight to the girl. A snow white long whip suddenly popped up out of nowhere in the girl's hand. It was bright and shining with light, giving off a brilliant aura.
"Uncle, I know that you are really formidable. Will you dare to fight me at a strength almost equivalent to mine?" The girl knitted her brows and looked at Qing Shui.
"Spill it, I know you wouldn't stop me for nothing. So long as you speak the truth, I will accept your request," Qing Shui said with a smile.
"You are Miraculous Physician Qing, aren't you?!" the little girl asked softly.
"You should already have an answer for this," Qing Shui said with a smile. Despite this, he still felt really shocked deep down. His name had actually been spread so widely.
"Actually, the reason why I stopped you is so that you can help my father with the illness he got……" the little girl said after thinking for a while.
Originally, Qing Shui was already able to tell that this little girl wasn't a disobedient girl. This was because of her eyes. The eyes of a person could never deceive others. The expression hidden within their eyes were the truest thoughts which a human had.
"Why would you use this kind of method to look for me? Are you planning to challenge me?" Or are you planning to let me cure your father?" Qing Shui asked while looking at the girl and smiling.
"It has always been said that doctors tend to have short tempers. They wouldn't bother talking to a person if the person tried to invite them over nicely. Hence, I wanted to defeat you before letting you go and examine my father's illness."
Qing Shui rubbed his head. Sometimes, he really found it hard to understand how a little girl tended to think. He nodded, "Alright, let's have a match then. I will definitely not use a strength which is beyond your capability."
The little girl nodded. After that, she started moving her body.
Beautiful Snake Woman!
Qing Shui now discovered that the little girl was using the Snake Step. If he wasn't mistaken, the little girl should be practicing the Snake Form.
Even though Qing Shui's Nine Animals Mimicry Technique may not have included the Snake Form, he was aware that in his previous incarnation, there was a form like this. Hence, regarding this form, he still had a bit of knowledge about it.
Snake Fist Practitioners have to have an extremely agile and flexible body, able to be in one's element when on the ground, able to stretch and coil, and able to turn and bend.
Snakes have the ability to traverse effortlessly through the grass, flying gracefully. There's a saying that humans who run might not even be as fast as a snake who crawls when they are in a grassy area.
It's hard to imagine. Snakes didn't possess legs, yet they are able to move in a way which seems like flying. The speed at which it attacked was fast like lightning. This was its unique ability. It's said that once a snake dug into a hole with its tail being grabbed, even if one was to separate it away from its body, they still wouldn't manage to pull it out.
The mighty snake was capable of winding itself around its prey to hunt for it. It would wrap around its opponent, causing them to not be able to breathe and as a result die from it.
The strength of the Snake Form consisted of both vertical and horizontal movements. When used, the user would be able to move smoothly and easily. Furthermore, they would also be able to draw out strength of just the right amount. The user would transfer the strength of both of their legs all the way up to their arms and let their waist control their entire movement.
The girl on the other hand, had shown herself to be totally different from this. Her body movement was very agile and dazzling. In between her steps, there was a kind of charm which words couldn't describe. At the same time, the whips in her hands were like two snakes that were intertwining between themselves, unleashing their attacks.
Qing Shui's eyes shone. The Spiritual Qi across this world was very abundant. In his previous life, he was limited from doing anything. Similarly, none of the Sect Masters from his previous lifetime were able to make it through to Xiantian Realm. At the very least, Qing Shui had never heard about it. But things were different in the nine continents.
Dragon Roaming Step!
Qing Shui had a feeling that his own footwork was very similar to the girl's Snake Step from before. In between advancing forward and retreating backward, he had already performed more than ten techniques. Qing Shui was performing the Taichi Fist. Basically, he wasn't using any strength.
The little girl was still considered to be quite good. Despite her young age, she was already a Martial Saint Warrior. Merely by this, Qing Shui could already tell that she was absolutely not from an ordinary clan.
Qing Sha, his daughter was also actually quite similar to this girl. She was almost the same age as the little girl. But she was already a long way ahead of warriors same age as her.
The grade of Snake Fist used by the little girl was very high. Her fine and delicate techniques had also made Qing Shui feel that he might want to research them.
Spirited Snake Out Of Cave!
Dragon Snake Flight!
Snake Scorpion Heart!
Snake's Appetite Swallowing the Elephant!
Spirited Snake into Dragon!
"Thank you, I am a long way away from you in terms of strength." The girl stopped her attacks.
Qing Shui on the other hand, was unable to stay calm. He mustn't look down on anyone at anytime. He mustn't look down on people weaker than himself, the reason being that today, he had learned a lot of things.
Primordial Flame Dragon Whip!
Qing Shui's Primordial Flame Dragon Whip had always lacked agile techniques. Even though he had the Primordial Flame Dragon Drill, it wasn't such a useful technique. But now, things were different. Prior to this, the Spirited Snake Whip which the girl unleashed made him feel really surprised. If he understood the principles behind it, at the very least, the power he could draw out when using Primordial Flame Dragon Whip would definitely be a lot more powerful than before.
"You are really something. Let's go. Bring me to see your daddy. I promised to cure him." Qing Shui considered this as a way to thank the little girl.
"Ah, you promised to cure my daddy?" The girl looked at Qing Shui in shock.
"I just think that you are living in an extremely miserable state now… but with your father around, there wouldn't be as many people who would dare to bully you," Qing Shui smiled and said.
"Hmph! Who would dare to bully me? Mei Clan isn't a clan that can be bullied so easily," the little girl said arrogantly.
Qing Shui smiled. He gestured to Yuan Su and after that, walked together with Mei Dai towards Mei Clan.
The girl's name was very special. She was called Mei Dai. She was a very active girl.
Mei Clan was a huge clan. They had an enormous courtyard and there was a huge snake elephant in the sky. Upon seeing this, Qing Shui was stunned, the reason being that this elephant possessed too much impact force. If Qing Shui was to switch the dragon's head of the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant with the snake's head, it would have been a snake turtle.
The snake head as well as neck of this statue was five hundred meters long. Its body was a three hundred meter long, enormous elephant body. It had the agility of a snake and the massive size of an elephant. Could this clan be from Snake Elephant Inheritance? No wonder previously, Mei Dai mentioned something like who would dare to bully her.
Cranes were the natural enemy of snakes. What would happen if Heavenly Crane was to face off against Snake Elephant? Heavenly Crane was a kind of powerful Spiritual Battle Beast. So was the Snake Elephant. Considering the level they had reached, it was unlikely that things like natural-born enemies would still exist.
Upon stepping into Mei Clan, the aura which Qing Shui felt, was very haunting, tricky, secretive and unpredictable. It was calm but seemed like it was ready to initiate attacks at anytime. One strike of it would have been fatal.
"What has happened with your father?" Qing Shui asked while walking into Mei Clan.
"He has been poisoned!" the girl said in a depressed tone.
The girl seemed to hold a decent position in Mei Clan. Everyone would greet her happily. They were very easy-going and she would also be very friendly when she addressed some of her uncles and aunties. She didn't show even the slightest bit of arrogance in her.
A rough voice came through!
"Second Brother!" Mei Dai said happily.
This was a tall and sturdy man. But he had delicate and pretty brows. He had a muscular build with a delicate and pretty face. But though it might seem delicate, he was considered to have stepped into the middle-aged group.
"May I know who these people are?"
"They are the Miraculous Doctors from Imperial Hall in Yehuang Country. They are here to examine daddy's illness," Mei Dai quickly explained.
"*Sigh*, father no longer lets any doctors examine him. He will only let those brought by sister examine him. Sorry for the trouble, Miraculous Physicians," the man said very sincerely.
"You are being too modest!"
"Then we will go in first. Second Brother, come in after a while," Mei Dai said with a smile.
"Go!" The man smiled and waved his hand.
Seeing up to this point, Qing Shui already knew that Mei Dai's father was already unconvinced that anyone could cure the poison. However, he would only allow the doctors whom Mei Dai brought along to examine him. Other than her, he wouldn't allow the doctors whom other people found to examine him. It was not that he believed in the medical expertise of the doctors whom Mei Dai found, it was just that he really spoiled this daughter of his.
This was a quiet courtyard.
Mei Tengfei was Mei Clan's Clan's Head. He was Mei Dai's father. He had eight sons and one daughter in total. The daughter was none other than Mei Dai, she was also the youngest one out of the siblings. She was even younger than the children of his eldest son. Mei Dai was born from the last woman of his who passed away. Seeing that he only managed to get a daughter after he was old, he loved her very dearly.
The moment when Qing Shui saw Mei Tengfei, he was also stunned. This was a dried up and thin old man. He looked very tired and depressed. Despite this, a dignified aura still lingered around his body but the Blood Essence within his eyes was damaged.
The moment when Mei Dao saw this old man, she happily smiled and ran off to hug him.
"Little lass, so you have looked for another doctor to help examine my illness." The old man smiled as he nodded his head at Qing Shui and Yuan Su.
"Daddy, the doctor this time is different. He is a real Miraculous Physician. The Miraculous Physician of Imperial Hall from Yehuang Country," Mei Dai said quickly
"Oh, so he is skillful enough to be a Miraculous Physician. Unfortunately, my illness is not something which can be cured." The old man smiled as he extended his dry palm to rub Mei Dai's head.
"Let's give it a try, daddy. The Miraculous Physician is already here. He has cured a lot of fatal illnesses and poisons before. According to the rumors, he is currently helping the eldest prince of Tianhe Clan to treat his illness," Mei Dai said with eyes filled with hope.
"Alright then, sorry for the trouble Miraculous Physician. Let's go sit there."
"Who could be so wicked to actually poison you with Blood Essence Demon's Goblet?" Qing Shui looked at the old man and asked slowly.