Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 1381-1382
AST 1381 –Linghu Tui, Eight Trigrams Golden Turtle Formation, Battle
Linghu Tui was very worried that Qing Shui would say those words. However, he had the strong feeling that the possibility of Qing Shui saying those would be very high. However, he was still hoping to hear a surprised answer.
If a man, an outstanding man, were to be without the function of a man, then being able to stay alive itself was a kind of strength. This was especially true for those men who had no hopes of recovering. Qing Shui could understand his unease.
“It can be cured. I can help you connect your meridian channel directly,”Qing Shui smiled and said. He didn’t let Linghu Tui experience the agony and gave the answer straight away.
It was almost impossible for the physicians in this world to connect broken meridian channels. They could only do simple healing and thus there was a very high possibility for people to become cripples the moment they experience problems with their meridian channels. However, this place was unlike Qing Shui’s previous life. For example, if an illness in Qing Shui’s previous life was assessed to be incurable, then people would definitely think the person is a liar for saying that he would be able to cure the patient.
Things were different in this world. There were too many strange and amazing people and there were no such thing as incurable disease. It was only a matter of whether the individual had the capability to cure an illness and not of there being an incurable disease. Therefore, when Qing Shui said that he could reconnect meridian channels, what Qing Shui felt was more of surprise than of suspecting if Qing Shui was lying.
It was because he knew that he wasn’t worth being lied to. Unless he had recovered and his body and cultivation went back to their level they were at previously, then there would be changes and he would be someone that was worth being plotted against. Right now, although he was no longer on the same level as before, he felt that he still had an eye for people. This young physician here didn’t seem to harbor any evil intentions toward him. It was just that he had no idea why Qing Shui would want to help him.
“Can it really be done?”When Linghu Tui heard this reply, he was so excited that he felt that bellowing out loudly.
“I can give you treatment immediately and your condition will be fine after today.”Qing Shui smiled and took out this Gold Needles.
Qing Shui’s Life and Death Needles weren’t always used. He only used them in special circumstances. Other than being used for saving people, the Life and Death Needles were also especially domineering when used to kill.
Linghu Tui didn’t say much but just waited excitedly for Qing Shui’s treatment.
A large part of Linghu Tui’s cultivation had been crippled and his Tianyang meridian channel was broken. He was basically unable to function as a man in this lifetime, no matter what cultivation level he reached. For a normal man, if he were to lose his basic function as a man, he wouldn’t be happy no matter how high a position he reached. He might even be happier remaining an ordinary person.
For some people, when their cultivation level reached a certain level, their condition would improve for the better. Therefore, there would be some organizations who would go to the extreme to push their members to cultivate. The effects were quite good. However, the disciples would tend to live a tough life, being unable to sneak some se* even if they wished to. They could only enjoy for a short while after they had attained a breakthrough in the cultivation and regained their abilities to function as a man. Then, the cycle would repeat as they become impotent once again.
Although Linghu Tui’s cultivation was crippled, his foundations were still there. As long as his fighting spirit was lit up, he could return to how he was in the past or even surpass his own self. After all, the circumstances he had landed in was like he was given a new lease on life. That was, if Qing Shui could treat him.
The duration of the treatment wasn’t very long. With Qing Shui’s abilities, he could tackle the condition at its roots, allowing what that seemed to be an incurable disease to heal very quickly. Linghu Tui was no fool. He could sense that he was healing but he wouldn’t feel that this wasn’t a precious encounter. He couldn’t even remember how many physicians he himself had found in the past.
Linghu Tui was very agitated as he sensed the changes to and reactions in, his body. His heart was so agitated that it was as if it was going to jump out at any moment. This was how it was for all people. Things that one regained after having been lost once were even more important.
A gush of heat currently continued to circulate in his body. That part of his body which had no sensation at all for so many years became heated. This surprise made him even more confident in Qing Shui.
This wasn’t the only thing. The power in his Dantian was also gathering. Because his Tianyang meridian channel had broken, the most primary meridian channel for a man had lost its effect and thus his cultivation suffered a big blow. The importance of the Tianyang meridian channel wouldn’t lose out to the Ren Meridian and the Du Meridian.
When Qing Shui drew out the gold needles, Linghu Tui realized that his lower part had risen to form a tent. At this moment, he didn’t feel any embarrassment but on the contrary, felt overwhelmed with surprise. He seemed to also have gotten a lot stronger and his obese body had also slimmed down by a lot.
“It’s fine now. There are really some things that a man cannot afford to lose,”Qing Shui shook his head and said.
“Miraculous Physician, why did you choose to help me?”Linghu Tui asked, feeling both happy and curious.
“There’s no reason why. Alright, it’s late. You should be going back,”Qing Shui smiled and said.
“Miraculous Physician, you’re the one who had given me my life. I’ll work hard to gain some status in the Linghu Clan. If you were to need any help, no matter how tough it is, I, Linghu Tui, won’t even frown.”Linghu Tui said as he left, sounding very sincere.
Qing Shui smiled and didn’t say anything. Some things couldn’t be expressed through words but must be expressed through actions. Therefore, he was very approving of Linghu Tui’s decision. He only said one line and didn’t try to get into Qing Shui’s good books or keep trying to show that he was trying to pay him back in kind. Moreover, Qing Shui had never thought that Linghu Tui could help him in anything. Qing Shui didn’t need other people’s help. Of course, if friends were to help him, he would still be very welcoming.
Linghu Tui left but Qing Shui left a word, “Wu`er, take good care of Sister Su. I’ll head out for a while.”
Qing Shui then left.
Standing in midair in the night sky, Qing Shui looked around and said, “Since you’re here, then don’t be hiding yourselves. Come out!”
There were no motion after Qing Shui had said anything. No one came out either. However, Qing Shui didn’t say anything else but took out a 10,000 Years Coldsteel Bead and shot it out toward an area of dark clouds.
A crisp sound resonated for a very long distance. Although it was a bright sound, it also broke the silence in the night sky. A figure stumbled out. Although Qing Shui’s physical strength wasn’t very strong, the hidden weapon he sent out was definitely very powerful. Even a Peak Grade One False God would suffer greatly from it.
After one of them came out, he was gradually followed by over ten more people. All of them were wearing loosely fitted cultivator clothes which had no symbols on them. When Qing Shui saw this, the killing intent in his eyes grew even stronger than before. The other party had came with the intention to kill.
“Do it! Kill!”
A low voice rang out and more than ten people dashed out toward Qing Shui with an overwhelming aura. Qing Shui felt very solemn. he didn’t know who these people were but he had the feeling that the only ones in the continent’s capital who wanted to deal with him would be the Yelang Clan. However, Yelang Qiankun didn’t seem to be a despicable person who would go back on his words.
Qing Shui didn’t give it much thought and dashed out toward the person charging toward him.
Nine Palace Steps!
Nine Palace Laws!
A faint layer of cage came down. In the Nine Palace, Qing Shui had a powerful grasp in the control and in the power.
Hundred Birds Worshiping The Phoenix, Emperor’s Qi!
Qing Shui didn’t hold back.
Qing Shui’s silhouette moved one again and instantly appeared before a person. The Primordial Flame Dragon Whip lashed out on a person’s head.
Even with the defense from the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation, it wasn’t enough to withstand such destructive power. Speed was power. Moreover, Qing Shui’s Primordial Flame Dragon Whip was made from primordial flames. After the people had been weakened by Qing Shui, most of them were only left with Early Grade Two False God level and those who were even weaker were only about Grade One False God level.
“Get into formation!”
Qing Shui’s movement was very fast, instantly killing one of them. His opponents’reactions weren’t slow and they immediate got into formation.
Over ten people moved quickly, forming the shape like the eight trigrams. A circle of faint glow encompassed them.
Eight Trigrams Golden Turtle Formation！
When Qing Shui saw this formation, he was also stunned. This was a huge turtle that was several hundred of meters in size, exuding faint golden glow…It appeared as if it was a small mountain.
To think that their abilities had increased by over three times.
For some formations, different people would bring out different prowess. This formation here could directly allow these people to be united as one, with their prowess getting close to 14 million sun. This was even after their prowess had been weakened.
Qing Shui had the Golden Armor and thus there were no problems with his defense. Furthermore, he still had the Arhat Rosary Beads and the Nine Continents Mountain. Therefore, he didn’t panic. However, there was a need for him to break through this formation.
The greatest trait of turtle-shaped formations was that they had superb defense. Therefore, it wouldn’t be easy for him to break through this formation. Furthermore, this golden turtle wouldn’t just willing be hit. It would retaliate.
Qing Shui lashed out his Primordial Flame Dragon Whip on that golden colored turtle shell formed from Origin Qi. A crisp sound rang out but there weren’t many changes.
Old Turtle Sucking Pearl!
The huge golden turtle abruptly opened its mouth wide, its huge head stretched out like a flexible snake. A mysterious power caused Qing Shui to be uncontrollably sucked in toward its mouth.
Qing Shui didn’t dare to take any risks. With a thought, the Nine Continents Mountain was summoned and it smashed toward that turtle’s mouth. Qing Shui took this opportunity to dodge. He wasn’t very worried. The depletion from sustaining a formation was huge.
Nine Palace Laws!
Nine Continents Mountain!
Abruptly smashing down!
Seal of Xuantian!
Although the Seal of Xuantian wasn’t very strong now, it still had a tremendous impact and was very domineering. Compared to how it was before, the Seal of Xuantian had also attained a breakthrough and had quite a good prowess. However, it could only work as a support.
Qing Shui suddenly thought of the bloodthirsty demonic vines. It’s ability to entangle and its flexibility was many times stronger than his. Would it be possible for him to use his bloodthirsty demonic vines to entangle the huge golden turtle?
Bloodthirsty Demonic Vines!
The turtle had its speed reduced due to the Nine Palace Laws and to top it up, turtle-typed beasts tend to not have fast speed to begin with. Of course, there were also turtle species which excelled in speed, such as the Lightning Turtle, the Flowing Light Turtle…
That old turtle that was with the Demon Lord should also be one that excelled in fast speed…
The huge bloodthirsty demonic vines sent out explosive force and in that instant, the brilliance exuded was really breathtaking. It was an intoxicating feeling.
The huge golden colored Origin Qi turtle was entangled and the bloodthirsty demonic vines which headed straight up into the clouds wrapped many layers around it into a huge dumpling. Although its sharp reverse spikes couldn’t bring down its opponents, the bloody and eerie feeling it exuded still let one feel the shivers.
Seeing that the bloodthirsty demonic vines had completely entangled the huge golden turtle, Qing Shui felt very happy. It was because with this, he would be able to stand his ground if he were to encounter a cultivator of this level. After all, that Paragon Strike in from his Paragon Heavenly Technique could only be used once. It was how like now, when against a power of the huge golden turtle’s level, he wondered how the Paragon Strike would fare.
Test it out?
Since Qing Shui thought of this, he circulated his power without any hesitation and attacked with the Paragon Strike.
Qing Shui sensed that the little golden armored person in his Dantian swung the Big Dipper Sword in his hands with the same movement that Qing Shui waved with his hand. A brilliant seven-colored longsword struck out toward the huge golden turtle that was wrapped up by the bloodthirsty demonic vines. It carried with it a terrifying confining power.
An attack which couldn’t be avoided…
Qing Shui smiled. He hadn’t expected that this was an attack that was sure to hit.
Although this sword attack didn’t slash apart the golden turtle’s shell, the glow on the golden shell became a lot dimmer and even had a hint of a tremble.
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AST 1382 –Killing Everyone, Linghu Yu, The Phoenix Dance Organization Is Huge
The Paragon Strike was one that had a 100% hit rate and this made Qing Shui very happy. Furthermore, its prowess seemed to be more powerful than imagined. The Paragon Strike seemed to be similar to attacks that could neglect certain defenses. It was because by rights, it should be impossible for this power to be able to beat that huge golden turtle into this state.
The bloodthirsty demonic vines continued to wrap around and lash out against the golden Origin Qi turtle, slowly depleting away its energy. Qing Shui didn’t call out the Treasure Hunting Pig but had instead used the Nine Palace Laws and other reinforcements to increase the turtle’s rate of depletion.
He knew that they couldn’t afford to have their powers depleted at such a rate.
Just then, Qing Shui used some battle techniques to increase the pressure, controlling the bloodthirsty demonic vines. The Five Elements divine Refining Technique was really a heaven defying existence. It seemed that there was a need for him to also cultivate the other elements. They might prove to be very powerful in the later phase.
This was the sharpest attack. When cultivated to the highest level, it was said that there was nothing which it couldn’t destroy. This attack was one that was meant to be put to use together with the bloodthirsty demonic vines and cultivated together with the Five Elements divine Refining Technique. The cultivation of the Golden Sword required one to be able to slash through the bloodthirsty demonic vines to be considered a success.
Qing Shui’s bloodthirsty demonic vines was one that had gone through a mutation before and thus it wasn’t easy to be able to cut through it. Even he himself felt that it was a little impossible. However, he still felt that it could be cultivated. Currently, he focused his primary power on the Golden Sword.
Ever since Qing Shui had gotten the Treasure Hunting Pig, he had felt that there was no need to cultivate the Golden Sword anymore. It was because the prowess of the Treasure Hunting Pig was even greater than his current Golden Sword. However, he would need to work together with the bloodthirsty demonic vines and render the target unable to move. Otherwise, the Treasure Hunting Pig could be easily sent flying. Right now, the Treasure Hunting Pig’s speed was still increasing. In the future, after it had become a Spiritual Medicinal Beast of an even higher grade, its prowess would be even more terrifying.
However, Qing Shui had now decided to cultivate the Golden Sword. Its speed was unrivalled and the sharpness of the Golden Sword couldn’t be matched either. Killing people with it was something that could be done with great ease. The Treasure Hunting Pig could remain being the Spiritual Medicinal Beast it was, occasionally helping out to kill other beasts.
The Nine-Nine divine Nebula Formation and other things he had didn’t just increase the bloodthirsty demonic vines’sturdiness but also the sharpness of the Golden Sword…
It was a pity that he couldn’t increase the prowess of the Nine Continents Mountain any further, otherwise, it would be even better…
Qing Shui felt that he was being a little too greedy and smiled. Then he continued to slash out the Golden Sword toward the huge golden turtle relentlessly. With a flash, the Golden Sword let out a crisp sound but there was no change to the huge golden turtle at all.
Qing Shui wasn’t surprised. He would be surprised if he could break through the golden turtle’s Origin Qi shell. He was waiting for the right time. During this period of time, the Devouring Laws and the bloodthirsty demonic vines had both been increasing the opponent’s depletion ceaselessly. The depletion by the formation was already several times or even ten times that of the normal rate of depletion in battles. Right now, it was even more terrifying and they wouldn’t be able to hang on for long.
The huge bloodthirsty demonic vines were blood red in color and so thick that they seemed to be like big trees soaring up into the sky. However, the blood spikes appeared extremely terrifying. As it continued to lash out relentlessly, the feeling and visual impact it gave made Qing Shui feel exhilarated. It was a feeling that once anything was entangled by the bloodthirsty demonic vines, it could forget about ever getting itself free.
The people who had formed the formation were extremely anxious now. The rate at which their Origin Qi was being depleted made them feel at a loss. With the bloodthirsty demonic vines tangling them, they had already entered a desperate state. The Eight Trigrams Golden Turtle Formation could only sustain for not more than 30 minutes. The prowess of the formation was so strong that it could increase their abilities by multiple times. However, the well-known weakness was that it couldn’t be sustained for a long time.
Once the Eight Trigrams Golden Turtle Formation was broken through, then they would have to face Qing Shui and the bloodthirsty demonic vines as they were. The bloodthirsty demonic vines were also considered a spirit energy attack. When that happened, they wouldn’t even be able to fend off the sharp attacks of the bloodthirsty demonic vines.
However, what else could they do now? It would be useless even if they were to admit their loss. They were here to kill Qing Shui. It wasn’t a matter of whether they could admit their loss or not.
With a loud sound, the golden turtle exploded. Without the protection from the Eight Trigrams Golden Turtle Formation, these people were all tangled up by the bloodthirsty demonic vines. Some of the people who were already in a weakened state to begin with just died and disappeared…
Amidst numerous cries of agony, silence fell. Only a rare few people could still barely hang on with the Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation.
“Go on, say it. Why are you here to kill me?”Qing Shui smiled and said. However, his refreshing smile made him seem like a devil to his enemies.
“We underestimated you. But there’ll be more people coming.”After saying that, an old man gave up resisting and the bloodthirsty demonic vines pierced through him instantly.
The remaining people didn’t even hang on for the time for half an incense to burn before they were all turned a large pool of blood, absorbed by the bloodthirsty demonic vines.
Everything fell quiet, leaving nothing behind. Qing Shui didn’t even get a single drop of blood on him. After he patted his hands and was about to head down, Yehuang Guwu and Yuan Su came over.
“They’re people from Yelang Clan,”Yehuang Guwu said.
Qing Shui guessed it as well and thus smiled, “No matter who they are, as long as they dare to come, I’ll let them disappear forever.”
“Qing Shui, you don’t plan on taking the initiative to attack?”Yehuang Guwu smiled and asked.
Qing Shui shook his head, “Right now, we can only take what’s thrown at us. We’re unfamiliar in this continent’s capital and there are many people who don’t take a liking to me. I don’t want to have to run away together with the two of you. Therefore, I’ll put up with it for a little longer.”
Yehuang Guwu smiled, “This young man is now mature and knows what tolerance is.”
Qing Shui was stunned and pulled her over, slapping her once on that well-rounded and perky beautiful butt. The crisp sound was very clear in the silent night sky and Yuan Su blushed even though she was just standing at the side.
Yehuang Guwu felt anxious as well and bit on her lower lip as she looked at Qing Shui with her beautiful eyes misted, “Can’t you save me some face? Sister Su is still around…”
“Then let’s go back to the room in a while.”Qing Shui grinned.
Yehuang Guwu’s face blushed even more and she got out from Qing Shui’s grasp and took Yuan Su’s hand as she said to him, “We’ll be going back first. You should go back to have an early rest as well.”
There was no clan that could remain calm after losing over ten False God cultivators. Therefore, it was easy for Qing Shui to find out who had took action against him last night. He would only have to ask around a little.
The Imperial Cuisine Hall was opened for business and the regulations were set once again. There would be a day in every ten days where free medical treatment would be provided. The Imperial Cuisine Hall’s unique regulations were still being spread out at a rapid rate. Because there were limited products, they weren’t put up for sale to the public and only the Imperial Cuisine Hall’s customers could purchase them.
The Imperial Cuisine Hall’s customers would have to pay an annual fee but not with money. The payment would be done through precious stones, medicinal herbs, rare items and other things. Right now, Qing Shui had a great need for medicinal herbs as well.
However, the operations for the Imperial Cuisine Hall didn’t go on as smoothly as expected. Right now, the business wasn’t considered good. There was an invisible power that caused many people to stay far away from the Imperial Cuisine Hall. This was what Qing Shui was feeling. He had no idea if it was those regulations the Imperial Cuisine Hall had that had scared the people away.
Regardless of whether business was bleak, Qing Shui didn’t care. If it was gold, it would shine sooner or later. He wasn’t worried.
One day, an old man appeared. There was a fatty next to him. Compared to how he was the day before, the fatty was already a lot thinner.
The old man was dressed plainly but there was a sense of prestige that was coming from him. He smiled and entered the Imperial Cuisine Hall together with Linghu Tui.
“Miraculous Physician!”When Linghu Tui saw Qing Shui, he greeted him happily.
Qing Shui smiled and walked over, “May I ask if the two of you are here to seek treatment or for something else? If you’re here to seek treatment, then you must become a customer of the Imperial Cuistine Hall.”
Linghu Tui was stunned. It was because Qing Shui was acting as if he didn’t recognize him.
Linghu Tui could only look at the old man and smile bitterly.
The old man’s eyes were gleaming as he looked at Qing Shui with a gaze as if he was looking at the most beautiful piece of jade in the world. He smiled softly and said, “May I ask what condition must one fulfil to become a customer of the Imperial Cuisine Hall?”
Qing Shui shot out a whole list of medicinal herbs as well as the weight and the age they were required to be.
The old man smiled, took out an interspatial silk sachet and handed it to Qing Shui, “Take a look and see if the things in here are sufficient.”
Qing Shui didn’t even check it before he put it away it, “It’s enough!”
“Linghu Yu thank the Miraculous Physician for saving Tui`er. Although Linghu Clan isn’t that great, we know that we must repay the kindness that had been extended to us.”The old man smiled as he looked at Qing Shui.
Qing Shui smiled softly and shook his head. “Although I have often provided treatment in exchange for some conditions, I have my way of doing things. If I need the patient’s help for something, I’ll tell the person before providing the treatment. If I don’t say anything before that, I won’t be asking him for payment for the treatment.”
“Isn’t this because you’re trying to catch a bigger fish?”Linghu Yu smiled and said.
“Is there a need for me to do that? My aspirations aren’t in the Dancing Phoenix Continent.”Qing Shui sighed and said.
His statement carried a lot of impact. How many people would dare to say that they didn’t think much of the Dancing Phoenix Continent? This was definitely arrogant. However, Linghu Yu had a strange feeling that this young man didn’t seem to be joking. However, a larger part of him was still disbelieving.
After all, these words were like a fantasy. For his aspirations to not be in the Dancing Phoenix Continent would mean that the level of the Dancing Phoenix Continent was low and area was small. He wanted to develop in a bigger place. Then, there would only be one place.
The Haohan Continent!
“I assume that Miraculous Physician Qing is already aware that the person who had attacked you was the Yelang Clan. I wonder if you need Linghu Clan’s help?”Linghu Yu looked at Qing Shui and said slowly.
“Not for now. However, I want to know some information. Will you be able to help me?”Qing Shui smiled and said.
“Of course. I can tell you everything that I know of.”
“Is the Phoenix Dance Organization very big? Linghu Clan should be part of it as well, right?”Qing Shui had always been curious about this group.
Linghu Yu hesitated for a second before saying, “It is very big. One-third of the powers in the continent’s capital are part of it. The Linghu Clan as well.”
The one-third wasn’t referring to one-third of the population in the continent’s capital but of the powers. The power of an army was not in their numbers but in their quality. Therefore, there were some people who could stand up against over a million or even tens of millions of people…
“Is the Phoenix Dance Organization controlled by one power or by multiple?”Qing Shui felt that Linghu Clan should be able to give him an accurate answer. Otherwise, he would have to wait to pay a visit to the Dongye Clan in the future.
“The Phoenix Dance Organization is like a sect with multiple clans in it. Powerful clans can take up important positions such as Custodians and Elders. However, even the clan which takes charge of the entire force would have to get everyone in for discussion before making any decisions. After all, the clan that controls the Phoenix Dance Organization can’t go up against the entire group by themselves.”
Qing Shui finally understood. He smiled and said, “How does the Dongye Clan compare with the Linghu Clan?”
“Linghu Clan is slightly weaker but both clans hold the position of Elders in the group,”Linghu Yu gave it some thought and said.
Qing Shui’s eyes lit up. “Then that’s good. I’d like to ask you about a person. Previously, someone had suggested for me to look for the Dongye Clan. I’d like for your help!”
Qing Shui smiled, took out Yan Zhongyue’s portrait and placed it on the table.
Linghu Yu’s countenance suddenly turned very strange and he looked at Qing Shui for a very long time. “You should have a very close relationship with this person, right?”
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