Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 1366-1367
AST 1366 –Showdown against False God Warriors, That's all they have got? The fall of False God Warriors
This was an aged old man with a perfectly straight body. He had the nose of an eagle and eyes of a sparrow. Despite his old age, he still gave off a fierce and ruthless aura, giving people the impression that he was a person who wouldn't hesitate to kill.
A lot of people, including the people from Yehuang Clan, all expressed shock upon hearing such words. Once she returned to Yehuang Clan, Yehuang Clan would have been hers. Despite all that was said, Yehuang Clan was still the main ruler of Yehuang Country. For a woman from a particular clan, she could own the entire Yehuang Clan once she came back?
There was no precedent for such a situation. At the very least, there were very few women who could actually take over a clan. This was particularly so for clans like Yehuang Clan which had reached great heights. If a woman was to take over the clan, it would only have meant that there were no powerful men in their clan.
This would embarrass all the men in Yehuang Clan. They wouldn't be able to raise their head in front of people.
Yehuang Guwu didn't have a desire to rule Yehuang Clan. In the past, it was impossible to make her do it. As for now, she no longer kept Yehuang Clan in her eyes. The reason being that she knew clearly that the man by her side could very easily crush this clan in the future.
Even for herself, it wouldn't take long until she could crush them. But also, she was here today to seek vengeance.
"The battle history for each family was always about them getting from weak to strong and then reverting back to becoming weak once again. The foundations the seniors of the clan built, contributed to the arrogant attitude which was built up within the later generations of the clan, so much that they may even lose their own very basic humanity. It is true that we live in a world where only the strong survive, hence, since they have done it, they will have to be prepared to revert back into weaklings," Yehuang Guwu looked at the old man and said gently.
She had made her words very clear. Her purpose in coming today was to eliminate Yehuang Clan.
Yehuang Duxin's heart was bleeding. If he hadn't done those things back then, if she had still been a member of Yehuang Clan, who would be able to stop Yehuang Clan in Yehuang Country?
But little did he know, it was precisely because of how he treated Yehuang Guwu that Qing Shui got to meet her and got his Five Elements divine Flag. It was because of this that he was able to come to Dancing Phoenix Continent. The reason why Yehuang Guwu was able to achieve this kind of level was also because she met Qing Shui. If Yehuang Guwu didn't have a background like this, there would have been a little bit of change to Qing Shui's life.
"What condition do you need in order for you to return to Yehuang Clan. As long as it's something I am capable of, I will promise you." All along, the old man's expression remained the same.
"I won't go back to Yehuang Clan, nor have I ever thought about it. I will do the things which I want to do myself. Everyone has to be responsible for the things which they have done." Yehuang Guwu looked at the nervous person opposite her.
"Every aristocratic clan is bound to have some sort of corruption within them. This applies to all clans." The old man was insisting on trying to persuade Yehuang Guwu.
Qing Shui has never expected his opponent's attitude to be like this. Initially, he thought that they would act right away. Hence, Qing Shui didn't really do or say anything standing at the side. As long as they didn't try to attack Yehuang Guwu all at once, he wouldn't rush to act himself.
"I want him to vanish. If you don't plan to take part in it, please stand aside. I will treat whoever tries to stop me as enemies," Yehuang Guwu spoke firmly.
"Little girl, we only think that you seem to be quite promising. Don't go starting to think so highly of yourself. Do you really think that the entire Yehuang Clan will be eliminated by the hands of you alone? What a joke," an old man standing at the side said a bit angrily.
Among these people, they had never interfered with the affairs going on in the clan. But if anything was to happen, no one would dare to violate their wishes. Since when had they acted so politely before? Even with that being the case, the opponents still acted stubbornly.
It was good if things turned out this way too. This way, from outsider's perspective, it would seem like Yehuang Clan had done all that they could. It was Yehuang Guwu who was going too far. If they were to take action over it and Qing Shui was to interfere, they wouldn't mind eliminating him.
Yehuang Guwu simply got straight to her point. She no longer wanted to waste time talking with these people. The vengeance she had in her heart could only be solved with fresh blood.
"You impudent brat! Alright then, show me what kind of capabilities you have to act so arrogantly today." The old man who was speaking from before took out a sword in his hand and immediately swung it towards Yehuang Guwu.
The leading old man didn't say anything to try to stop it. His expression made people wonder what he was thinking.
Yehuang Guwu quickly summoned another white tiger. The two white tigers immediately approached the old man who was charging his way here. They were just like two rays of white light, carrying along a sharp and intense murderous aura.
Back then, when she condensed her first white tiger, a few of the old men were already shocked by it. But now….
"Let me help you deal with one of them."
Among the few old men, one of them quickly charged forward and blocked one of the white tigers.
Yehuang Guwu knitted her brows and moved both of her hands. As she did so, another two completely identical white tigers once again appeared. They charged towards the opponents with even faster speed.
Now, other than Qing Shui and Yehuang Guwu, everyone was stunned. Each and every one of the tigers had the strength of a False God. And there were four of them. This was such terrifying strength.
White Tiger Four Forms Kill!
Suddenly, the four white tigers started attacking from weird directions. They instantaneously surrounded the two old men. After that, the only thing seen was four rays of white bright light being shot out.
Before the two old men in the centre managed to react to it on time. A pitch black colored hole immediately appeared on the spot where the attack landed. It gave off weird light.
The two old men disappeared.
White Tiger Devour!
This technique was very powerful. One would need skills in order to use it. Adding on the fact that the two old men were slightly weaker than the white tiger and also that the white tigers stood advantageous in terms of numbers, the two old men immediately got murdered.
Those were Grade One False God warriors……
Even for Qing Shui, it was the first time he witnessed the defeat of a False God. The people below all looked pale as a result of the huge shock which they had just received. Some of the people had even left quietly. One false move might cost them their very own lives.
"Move, kill them!"
This time, the leading old man stopped hesitating and dropped the order. After that, he immediately charged towards Yehuang Guwu. Two of the old men died, seven still remained. Simultaneously, the old man also let out a sharp scream. He seemed to be calling out for more people.
Could it be that there were still False God warriors in Yehuang Clan?
At this moment, QIng Shui moved.
The tyrannical Emperor's Qi right away shredded off 20% of the opponent's strength, including everything which they did from before.
Nine Palace Law!
Gravity Law, Devouring Law!
This was a law of proportion. Regardless of whether the opponents were strong or weak, they were all measured according to the scales.
20%, stacking on with the Nine Palace Laws, together, they caused two of the old men's strength to drop below that of False God Realm.
Yehuang Guwu unleashed her footwork. As she swung her hand, yet another two white tigers appeared beside her. They were there to keep her safe. After all, her opponents were Grade One False God Warriors.
At this moment, the people from Yehuang Clan really felt like spitting out blood. Anyone with a brain would know the importance of False God warriors to a clan. In the blink of an eye, they already lost two of them. If a clan didn't have False God warriors, it was safe to assume that they would be eliminated very quickly.
The emergence of every clan would influence a lot of people. They all climbed up by stepping on other people. Once they became no good in strength, they would just get stepped on by others, instead. This was precisely the World of the Nine Continents in which only the strong would survive and the weak would become prey for the strong ones.
Nine Continents Mountain!
Qing Shui summoned the Nine Continents Mountain. Having been weakened, Qing Shui's Nine Continents Mountain could push back the opponents. Having the ability to do this, Qing Shui smiled. Do not underestimate the False God warriors on the opposite side. If not for the white tigers Yehuang Guwu had, the only thing left which Qing Shui and Yehuang Guwu could do would be to run away. If there was only one of them however, Qing Shui felt that it was no problem for him to deal with him.
"That old man in blue cloth, let me create an opportunity for you. Let the white tigers surround and kill him," said Qing Shui.
In any case, the Nine Continents Mountain was just like a tiny mountain top. Qing Shui controlled it as he thrust it towards one of the old men. The old man quickly dodged seeing that the Nine Continents Mountain was approaching him. Before this, he had already felt something weird about this tiny mountain top.
As soon as Qing Shui saw the old man dodge, he immediately summoned the Seal of Roc towards the other old man.
Simultaneously, the Nine Continents Mountain immediately clashed against the other two elderly men.
The attacks caused by the Nine Continents Mountain weren't really fatal. The main thing in play was the terrifying strength of the Shield Attack. One would have felt really uncomfortable upon colliding against it once.
They avoided it. This was precisely what Qing Shui wanted. He immediately blocked them with Nine Continents Mountain. The Nine Continents Mountain was about a hundred meters in size.
When a Grade One False God warrior was to face off against four white tigers with strength worth 1.6 million sun, the outcome was already predictable.
White Tiger Slaughter!
Under this kind of strangling, a Grade One False God warrior could only suffer the fate of being annihilated. Grade One False God warriors, they hadn't even learned his Heavenly Vision Technique. They wouldn't be able to even escape from it. The powerful auras from the four white tigers were constantly keeping the surroundings confined.
Primordial Flame Dragon Whip!
Spiritual Snake Exits Cave!
Qing Shui was moving in between them using the Snake Elephant's Movement which he was still quite new to. He was unleashing attacks quite frequently. From time to time, attacks with a doubled prowess would be unleashed. But it was only able to only help make the situation a bit more difficult for the opponents.
Actually, in a way, Qing Shui was also considered to be practicing his Snake Elephant's Movement. Of course, he still had most of his attention on Yehuang Guwu.
Though she may have summoned the white tigers, one moment of distraction could lead her to be instantly killed by her opponents. This was something which would never be allowed to happen. Luckily, she had another two white tigers by her side. Or else, Qing Shui would definitely be put in an incomparably difficult situation. The most efficient and quickest way to deal with his opponents was the Nine Continents Mountain. And also, the Five Elements divine Refining Technique.
The reason why Qing Shui did this was in order to train Yehuang Guwu's capability in actual combat. Hence, for now, the fight was going on very steadily. With the existing Nine Palace Laws, having been weakened by Qing Shui, the white tigers had now gained the upper hand.
So what if they were False God warriors? As of now, Qing Shui was feeling really emotional. Despite Yehuang Guwu not being a False God warrior, she was able to summon out six False God grade "demonic beasts". Or rather, they were known to be at Immortal Demon grade.
Though Qing Shui's own strength might not be that high and that he might only be able to achieve the offensive strength of a False God when the chance to double in prowess was met when he used the Seals of Roc, he still had the Bloodthirsty Demonic Vines. It had proven to be no problem for him to bind these people to death.
Time went on little by little. This was the most outrageous and exceptional fight which Qing Shui has ever experienced in his entire life. He felt just like the warrior who was walking along the tip of the sharp blades. It may be dangerous, yet it also brought along a lot of thrills.
Yehuang Guwu on the other hand, was doing things in accordance with the belief she had in her mind. She was controlling the white tigers to fight with her consciousness. Unknowingly, her coordination as well as the control she had over the white tiger was improving at a very fast pace. It had gotten to the point that she could stand on top of one of the white tigers' backs. Being this way would help further make sure that she was in a safe position.
As for Qing Shui, he who already possessed the Nine Palace Step, combining it with the Nine Palace Laws and also the Sacred Jade divine Stone and Nine Continents Step, if Qing Shui wanted to retreat safely, no one would be able to stop him. He was the Lord of Nine Palace. It was very easy for him to shuttle back and forth within the Nine Palace. From time to time, he would unleash his attacks and hurt his opponents by making use of whichever elements were advantageous against them. His state of mind to do things as he pleased was improving at a fast pace.
The most important thing to have was the mentality. Since the beginning, the opponents they were facing off against were False God Warriors, after all. Even Qing Shui would feel really pressured against them. But now, he felt that he had gotten more relaxed than before. This was a kind of breakthrough in one's state of mind. It was, in a way, considered taking control of your own mind and following your heart's desire.
His Heavenly Dao Spiritual Sense had improved.
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AST 1367 –Yehuang Duxin, Death, Another kind of ending
The battle was still going on. It was under the influence of Qing Shui's Nine Palace Laws. Not only was their speed affected once again, due to the Gravity Law, they felt uncomfortable moving their bodies as well. Other than that, their total energy consumption had also increased.
The white tigers, which Yehuang Guwu summoned, were even fiercer and more tenacious than demonic beasts of the same grade. After only four hours, it would disappear automatically. Within those four hours, if they were to engage in battles, it would also slowly consume their spiritual qi. If the consumption of the qi was too much, they would still disappear before the four hours were reached. If they were to be hit directly by devastating force, they would disappear immediately.
But against the group of people in front of them, at the very least, they wouldn't disappear in advance. After all, the strongest person among this group of people had strength which was below 2 million sun.
Yehuang Clan had never felt so upset before. How many years had it been? All along, they had always stood at the highest peak within Yehuang Country. But today, they were actually forced into such a corner by two juniors. As for the reason for it, they found it just as hard to accept.
If Yehuang Duxin had treated Yehuang Guwu better at that time, maybe there would have been a different scene today. It might not even be a problem for Yehuang Clan to progress into the continent's city. But now, they were in danger of getting their entire clan eliminated.
You may escape the will of heaven but never evil of your own.
Now, almost everyone from Yehuang Clan hated Yehuang Duxin. If killing Yehuang Duxin now could help recover peace for Yehuang Clan, they wouldn't hesitate to do so.
The survival of a genius and the survival of the entire Yehuang Clan was something which could never be compared. Yehuang Duxin on the other hand, was really muddle-headed at the moment. He found it hard to believe all that was happening right in front of him, at the moment. He was already a Grade One False God Warrior, yet today, he was being forced by someone to the point where he couldn't even fight back.
Could it be that he had really been wrong this whole time?
Yehuang Duxin only thought about this now. In the past, he was the prodigy of his clan. Despite being a junior, he already possessed a high position within the clan. Living like this for many years was what contributed to the personality he had today.
He watched the supports of his clan falling down one after another. His heart felt as painful as if it were being cut by a knife. If the supports of his clan were to be gone, the only thing which awaited Yehuang Clan and himself would only be death.
"Whatever happened already happened. Must you really level this entire place? I made a mistake, I will admit my sin to your mother."
Yehuang Duxin rushed in front of Yehuang Guwu and said loudly.
"Back then, how did their entire family meet their doom? Why didn't you stop at that time? There were so many of them who were innocent. And they were all looking at me. Tell me, do you think I can stop now?" Yehuang Guwu looked at Yehuang Duxin coldly.
Yehuang Duxin felt a deep remorse in his heart. But what he felt even more strongly was a sense of helplessness. Him and this supposed daughter of his, shared no affections for each other at all. The reason he acted this way was because he couldn't afford to see Yehuang Clan meet its demise.
"I want to let you see Yehuang Clan's demise." Yehuang Guwu calmly looked at Yehuang Duxin. Back then, this was precisely how helpless she felt looking at people from her clan slowly collapsing.
She wouldn't soften her heart against Yehuang Duxin. Only by returning him the favor little by little would she be able to gain peace. Only by doing this would she be able to let her father and mother in the afterworld to rest in peace.
"Move!" I still don't feel like killing you yet!
Yehuang Guwu led the white tigers along and immediately rushed forward together. In just a moment, he got pushed backwards and spurted out a mouthful of fresh blood. Despite this, he had only suffered some injuries. Yehuang Duxin, who has been weakened, could only wander in front of the great gate of False God.
The people who were still present below were all aristocratic clans. Chi Clan was hesitating right there. They had already contacted the seniors from their clan. Now, time was almost mature, if they really did come.
Qing Shui and Yehuang Guwu once again used the Nine Continents Mountain to kill another warrior. Now, including the leading old man, there were six of them left. Including Yehuang Duxin who was barely considered a False God warrior, seven of them still remained.
Looking on, as time was almost up, both Qing Shui and Yehuang Guwu once again coordinated with each other. This time, they did it with the intention to kill.
Nine Continents Mountain
The white tigers had sealed off the retreat routes.
As this happened, they only had one way left to retreat. Right at this moment, Qing Shui used his most powerful binding battle technique.
Bloodthirsty Demonic Vines!
The enormous Bloodthirsty Demonic Vines was at a totally different caliber than before. The demonic vines were red like blood. It was as if it could drag down the entire sun and moon from the sky.
The formidable barbed tips of it were flashing with blood-colored light, causing the hairs all over a person's body to stand without their own awareness.
Treasure Hunting Pig!
Qing Shui summoned the Treasure Hunting Pig. This tiny thing was already a Grade Four Spiritual Beast. It's speed has once again gone through a change in quality. Now, even a Grade One False God warrior would be unable to hurt it.
It penetrated through the Bloodthirsty Demonic Vines and stole away the life of a False God Warrior.
Warriors lived through their days by licking the blood on the tip of their sword. Even for a False God warrior who was already standing at the top of the pyramid, they would also have no way of jumping out of it anymore. Qing Shui never expected for himself to be able to recycle the life of a False God so soon.
In less than two hours time, only three False God warriors from Yehuang Clan remained. They weren't sure if there were still more left. But for now, everyone already knew that the outcome had been decided.
During this time, the lower ground was already packed with people. Puyang Clan, Du Huji, almost all of the top notch people in Yehuang Country were here. After all, this was a battle between False God warriors. It was a sight which was hard to be seen even in a hundred years.
Puyang Qingxin was also feeling particularly stunned. Where did this woman come from? She was even more enchanting than Qing Shui himself. Qing Shui himself was already enchanting enough, indeed, similar things tend to come together. Yehuang Clan had truly been blind this time.
He knew Yehuang Guwu. What's weird about it was this woman's strength. He didn't know where she came from. But one thing which he was aware of was that she was Qing Shui's woman. The more he thought about it, the more he felt that Puyang Clan was really lucky.
Compared to Puyang Clan, some clans would feel extremely regretful. Back then, when Qing Shui first came, there were even some people who tried to make things difficult for him. There were also some clans which regretted not building a good relationship with Qing Shui. Basically, it would have been impossible for them to try to build up a good relationship with him. When one was poor, frustrated and have difficulties in doing everything, only the friends which they made at that time would be true to them.
For now, it was quite easy for Qing Shui to face off against three False Gods along with the six white tigers. Let alone among the three people, one of them was Yehuang Duxin, who was already injured.
The fall of Yehuang Clan was something which couldn't be changed anymore. Even if a few were to remain alive, there would be other clans coming to step on Yehuang Clan.
"Yehuang Xingfeng was a member of Yehuang Clan. The blood flowing within you was the very blood of Yehuang Clan. Regardless of whether you admit it or not, you are someone of Yehuang Clan. Listen, people from Yehuang Clan, if we die today, she will be the Clan's Head of Yehuang Clan. In the future, even if she decides to kill you, it still won't be able to change this," the leading old man shouted loudly.
The old man was doing this mainly to seek a chance of survival for people from Yehuang Clan. It was better to be killed by her than to be killed by others. Let alone that she definitely wouldn't kill all of them. Hence, this was the only way for Yehuang Clan to survive.
As if other people from Yehuang Clan wouldn't know about it. Hence, he came to agree with it. The people from other clans on the other hand, naturally, they would also be able to see through it. In any case, the things which he just said were really powerful.
A loud and clear crying noise of a baby came through. A woman came forward and hugged a little girl.
"Could you bear to see them die? Look at how similar you look to her. Even if you don't recognize her to be your sister, will you bear to see this child, who is only a few months old, die?"
This little brat looked very similar to Yehuang Guwu. Actually, there were already quite a lot of women and children below who were from Yehuang Clan grouping up together, crying. As long as they weren't stupid, they would already know that Yehuang Clan had fallen. The fate which awaited them was really cruel.
Yehuang Guwu's expression looked really cold. She was looking at the little brat. Back then, Yehuang Duxin could kill the innocent as he pleased. But these people were all innocent. What kind of sins had this child, who was only a few months old, committed? If she was to do the same thing as him, then wouldn't she have made herself worse than a beast?
Suddenly, Yehuang Guwu felt that the things she has been doing in the past weren't right either. She turned around and looked at Qing Shui. He was smiling while looking at her. His eyes contained tolerance, forgiveness as well as a trace of complexity. But at the moment when she looked at him, that trace of complexity he had seemed to be gone.
Yehuang Guwu had finally come to understand. He was trying to let her understand it. The sudden realization, which hit upon her, caused an unusual change to her body. Her strength had also grown further. Now, there seemed to have been a crack in the great gate to False God.
This kind of realization may seem easy. Only the person involved in it, would find it really hard to jump out of it. Forgiving their personal enemy…… Letting go a portion of their enemies at the moment when they could easily kill off every single one of them….. This was a very hard task to achieve, especially in Yehuang Guwu's situation, the reason being that she had already harbored this kind of thought for more than ten years. It was very tough for her to stop.
At the moment when the old man from Yehuang Clan saw Yehuang Guwu's expression, he laughed loudly, "We can die. This way, even if we're in the underworld, we will still have the face to meet our ancestors."
At the moment when the old man finished speaking, blood started coming out from all seven of his apertures. After that, he immediately fell down from high up in the sky.
The old man committed suicide.
Qing Shui felt a bit of sorrow in his heart. For someone who had reached this kind of age, they had learned to see everything through. Among these people, more of them cared more about the inheritance of the clan. Compared to the clan's inheritance, their very life was something not even worth mentioning.
Now, including Yehuang Duxin, there were only two False God warriors. At this moment, every hope they had had already turned to dust.
"Speak, I will agree to all your conditions. After that I will kill myself in front of the graves of your parents to apologise for my crimes." Yehuang Duxin knew that Yehuang Guwu wouldn't annihilate them completely. And now that knowing the juniors of the Yehuang Clan wouldn't be bullied by others, he was more at ease in his heart.
Even though Yehuang Guwu had thought things through, the fact was that she had killed a lot of innocent people. She mustn't do the same things as him. But those who got involved in the massacre back then, so long as they were involved in it, they must all die.
"The entire branch of my father's family died. All of those who were involved in the scheme at that time must die. I don't want anyone to be excluded from it." Yehuang Guwu spoke slowly while looking at Yehuang Duxin. To her, this man was nothing. Family love wasn't something which could be counted just by blood-relationship.
"For this, I can inform someone to do it immediately." At the moment when Yehuang Duxin finished speaking, he let out a sharp whistle to below. An old man flew up. Yehuang Duxin also didn't try to hide anything as he informed the old man about what to do.
Yehuang Duxin died. But the last remaining False God warrior of Yehuang Clan didn't. Yehuang Guwu allowed him to lead Yehuang Clan. She refused to be the Clan's Head of Yehuang Clan. But she guaranteed that for the time being, no one would dare lay hands on Yehuang Clan.
Their era was gone. The False God warrior of Yehuang Clan who remained was considered to be one of the youngest apart from Yehuang Duxin. His potential was still not burnt out yet. It was just that as to what extent he could lead Yehuang Clan, this was a question yet to have an answer.
The problems had been solved. This kind of ending was still something which was beyond anyone's expectation. Even Qing Shui himself was a bit surprised with it. Initially, he thought that Yehuang Clan, or at least, this branch of Yehuang Clan would be annihilated completely. But to his surprise, at the most crucial moment, she changed quickly and came to see the truth.
Sometimes, the rule of "an eye for an eye" may not always work.
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