Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 364
AST 364 - Body Strengthening Tiger Bone Soup, Cleansing Plum Blossom Wine
The second day, Qing Shui continued to instruct fist fighting and Tiger Form with the other members from the Qing Clan at the Qing Clan's trading company. As for Mingyue Gelou, he has already taught her the Bear Form and Crane Form.
Qing Shui does not wish to control her training as his own technique is just a reference for her to practice. As for how she should train, it will depend on herself, just like how she trained for her Tiger Form. However, Qing Shui has been a huge help to her when he bought the folding screen from the southern furniture city, as well as telling her the about his realization on the inscription stone at the mountain behind the Heavenly Palace. These are the things that are hard to come by for precious daughters like her. Qing Shui has only described images to her. He also took down the Ferocious Tiger Departing the Mountains portrait for her so that she could see it. Together with the portrait and his description of the images, he was able to let her feel as though she was there on the scene.
Everyone in Qing Clan has improved a lot under the effects of the spirit concentrating pills in this half a year. This was all planned by Qing Shui for them to train relentlessly and develop their bodies and undergo impurity cleansing in a span of half a year. Besides the normal training routine, Qing Shui has also prepared another special thing for them.
Body Strengthening Tiger Bone Soup!
The soup was concocted from 1,000 year Tiger Bone powder with the addition of various condiments and various 1,000 year herbs. He noticed that his culinary arts was able to make a lot of medicinal soups when he reached the 5th Layer of Ancient Strengthening Technique.
Just like this Body Strengthening Tiger Bone Soup, which is suitable for consumption for Xiantian martial warriors and below. The effects of the soup strengthens one's body and bones, as implied by its name.
There is a huge difference in the effects between medicinal soup and medicinal pills. However, the most notable difference is that there is no resistance to the pill effects even after consuming the medicinal soup. Moreover, medicinal soups can be consumed for a long period of time. Training speed will be greatly boosted as well.
Qing Jiang and Qing He could not break into Xiantian during this 6 months. But with the aid from Qing Shui's acupuncture and Qing He's Tiger Form training, he was able to feel like they was just in front of the gate to Xiantian by just a foot away.
The third generation of the Qing Clan showed great improvements, especially Qing Zi and Qing You. These two have become strong, but it is not clear whether their improvements have something to do with this Body Strengthening Tiger Bone Soup, since it felt like the soup has an affinity for the two brothers.
A person will be able to improve with amazing speed under the effects of both the Spirit Concentrating Pills and Body Strengthening Tiger Bone Soup. Qing You was the second person to break through Martial Commander not long ago, with the first being Qing Bei, the youngest and the only girl in the Qing Clan.
’’Brother Qing Shui, did you give special treatment to Little Bei, why is she improving so fast?’’ Qing You grumbled at Qing Shui.
’’Hehe, I was gone for 3 years, who do you think was the one being nice to your Mingyue sister-in-law!’’
Qing You was silenced by Qing Bei's chuckling. He had to shut his mouth because the speed of Mingyue Gelou's improvement was unbelievably fast. However, the Qing Clan has Qing Shui to protect them, but Mingyue Gelou stole the spotlight as she was able to defeat an army of opponents easily.
Mingyue Gelou is an exception, since she is considered a rare genius who appears once in a millenia. But he was then outranked by a younger Qing Bei, which made him felt incredibly uncomfortable. Moreover, he felt extremely dissatisfied.
However, every time he had a breakthrough, it would always be a step too late than Qing Bei. That little brat would become extremely smug because of that and kept showing off to Qing You!
The one that worries Qing Shui most is still his mother Qing Yi. Qing Shui is confident that he will be able to refine a Xiantian Gold Pellet, once he managed to obtain a Demonic Beast's Core but how could the matter be so simple, no one could tell when such a rare ingredient would appear.
Qing Shui sighed. He decided to settle unfinished business with Yan Clan before he could prepare to refine the Xiantian Golden Pellet.
Xinan Country Medicine King Clan!
’’Elder Xing, junior martial brother, senior martial brother Li, senior martial brother Yan, and senior marital brother Fang had all died, even senior martial brother Qian has been crippled!’’
A tender young man knelt in front of a big and burly well-dressed old man and cried.
A powerful old man who was just sitting on an armchair suddenly stood up. He gave the kneeling young man a sharp glare.
’’Those who were going towards Hundred Miles City besides martial brother Qian who was crippled, they are all dead. They have been killed!’’ The tender young man trembled as he spoke.
’’Who did this, in the whole Cang Lang Country of the Greencloud Continent, and in a small Hundred Miles City, who dares to kill my Medicine King Clan's men, who, tell me who did it?’’
Elder Xing has a face full of white beard and a head full of white hair. The rim of his eyes are full of redness as well. He has a lot of disciples even until this age, but there was no one on Earth who could master his ’’Crippled Yang Sword’’ to the highest realm.
This is because they don't possess the ’’Crippled Yang Bone’’ constitution. But he never knew that after long years of searching, Situ Shang, was the one with the ’’Crippled Yang Bone’’ constitution. He was the one he has been looking for all this time.
Although his martial prowess was currently extremely weak to the extent that it was embarrassing, Elder Xing knew that Medicine King Clan would not be afraid to take him in. By using some special medicinal pills and remedy, the Elder believed that in a short amount of time Situ Shang will be able to master the basics. The Elder was also confident that he will be able to master ’’Cripple Yang Sword Technique’’ to the highest realm.
So he did not hesitate when he accepted Situ Shang as his Last Core Disciple. And the thing that made Elder Xing happy was the fact that Situ Shang's testicles were busted by someone else, so when he knew about it, he laughed out loud uproariously. The Heavens were helping him.
This is also because those with Cripple Yang Bone constitution are the best candidate to master the Crippled Yang Sword Technique. If one is able to castrate himself before he reaches Xiantian during his training period, it will yield a better result and show faster improvements.
But no one dares to take the risk since that is the lifeforce of every men. It is more important than life itself. Also, the Living Dead Human Flesh White Bone herbs are still very scarce in the world of nine continents. It would be too difficult to depend on one's own power to achieve limb regeneration because only Martial Emperor, which is a cultivation higher than Martial Saint, would be able to do so.
It has been a long time since the Martial Emperor existed in the world of nine continents. Except for the other eight continents, there isn't even a Martial Saint in the Greencloud Continent. However, no one has ever heard of a Martial Emperor, not even a Peak Martial Saint.
The Elder sees Situ Shang as an opportunity granted by the Gods. He is the ideal candidate for the elder to pass on his mantle, as well as the ideal disciple to carry the whole Medicine King Clan on his shoulders.
Before he allowed him to enter Xiantian, he prepared a ’’Yang Revitalizing Pellet’’ just for him! Everything has already been prepared, the final step was to just wait for Situ Shang to break through to Xiantian.
But now he has been slain and died inside the Hundred Miles City that has no Xiantian existence. What's more unacceptable was that he died alongside a Peak Xiantian martial warrior and a 8th Grade Xiantian..........
Was fate mocking him?
’’Senior martial brother Li, senior martial brother Yan and junior martial brother were all slain by a young guy named Qing Shui from the Qing Clan. Senior martial brother Fang, however, was similarly slain by a young man in the Abundant Heaven City. After a thorough investigation by senior martial brother Qian, they were all slain by the same man.’’ The tender young man shivered intensely, but he was able to continue.
’’Elder Xing, that Qing Shui guy also said something. I don't know if I should say it?’’ The young man paused for a while before he said that. His bowed while shivering as he said those words.
’’Say it. You know the consequence of keeping things from me.’’ Elder Xing was ghastly pale, his tone sounded impatient.
’’That Qing Shui guy said, if we don't restrain ourselves, then there is no need for Medicine King Clan to exist anymore!’’
After that, the young man was dead silent as he shivered with great intensity!
’’Step down!’’ Finally, Elder Xing said in a lowly voice!
The young man immediately retreated as if he had been pardoned from a great crime!
’’Hundred Miles City, Qing Clan, Qing Shui. Martial warriors with at least Martial King Grade will be able to kill off my Peak Xiantian disciples. Qing Clan's secrets are indeed deep. He is definitely not an idiot to possess such cultivation and be able to say those words. Then there is only one conclusion, if the Qing Clan is not as strong as they seemed to be, then they must have a stronger support behind them.’’ Elder Xing thought silently.
Elder Xing is short-tempered, but not stupid. He can precisely sense the potential danger within. This time, he was able to sense the severity of the problem, but he doesn't understand why. Xinan Country is already the strongest and largest country in the Greencloud Continent, and Medicine King Clan is Xinan Country's strongest and largest clan. Could it be that the passing generation of the old clans or sects in Greencloud Continent cities are Qing Clan's pillar of support?
’’Second uncle, are you prepared?’’
In a private room inside the Qing Clan, Qing Shui asked Qing He.
’’Yes, i'm ready, it doesn't matter if i do not succeed. I had never thought that i could breakthrough to Xiantian even though I have been training really hard for it.’’ Although Qing He said he was prepared, his tone sounded excited and nervous.
’’Don't be nervous, second uncle, relax your mind, just drink a cup of wine first!’’
Qing Shui took out the Plum Blossom wine he had prepared earlier and poured it out for Qing He!
In an instant, the subtle plum fragrance and a bizarre refreshing scent that smells like musk and sandalwood fills the air, the smell enabled a person to feel relaxed and carefree, as well as to soothe the muscles and bones.
The Plum Blossom wine is clear and transparent, but slightly thicker than water. It is the most pure white plum color. Although the wine does not have magnificent colors, it has the the purest clarity.
Qing He stared at this cup of plum blossom wine. He felt an extraordinary sensation from the wine!
’’Second uncle, quickly drink the wine, it should help with your breakthrough to Xiantian!’’
Qing He quickly drink the wine when he heard Qing Shui's words!
’’Second uncle, perform the Blue Lotus Art, as well as the Tiger Form I have taught you. Just keep performing it and try not to think of anything else. Remember, think of nothing else!’’
Normally to surpass Xiantian, it would require to achieve enlightenment at least once to cleanse the body. Qing Shui wanted to use the Plum Blossom wine to cleanse the bones regulate his spiritual power. Although it wasn't as close compared to achieving enlightenment, he still has his miraculous acupuncture on his sleeves.
Qing Clan's Blue Lotus Art isn't complete, but Qing Shui noticed that the incomplete Blue Lotus Art works well with his subsidiary techniques during the time when he came back to Qing Clan. Even though there was no variation of change like his own, at least he didn't have to use the rejected Blue Lotus Art.
Together with Qing Shui's acupuncture and the Saintly Hands, as well as his mystical awe-inspiring energy, Qing Shui hit on Qing He's body without fail. Qing He's hundreds of acupuncture points has all been hit.
Although Qing He became dizzy from all the hitting from Qing Shui. He was able to maintain his condition under the effect of Qing Shui's golden needle.
A blob of dark grey stuff that resembles oil slowly appeared on Qing He's skin that releases a stench of unpleasant odor!
’’Still a distance away from enlightenment!’’
Qing Shui remembered that his body had also discharge black oily substance from his body when he reached an enlightenment. It was the same when he reached the 4th Layer of Ancient Strengthening Technique as well. It looks like the effect from cleansing Qing He was barely enough.
He wasn't even sure whether this time he could make Qing He reach Xiantian. But if he could achieve it this time, he could use the same ’’fake enlightenment’’ technique and golden needle acupuncture as well as the Saintly Hands to reach a similar effect for others in his clan in the future.