Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 387
AST 387 - In front of the cave of ’’Deities’’, Howling Moon Silver Ape
’’I will tell you this, there's a huge benefit if you make it through. If you make it through, I will take you through another realm.’’
’’Brother Shui, I will make it through, I will!’’
Qing Bei showed happiness and determination after she heard what Qing Shui said, .
Qing Shui smiled and rubbed her head: ’’Practice hard, when the time comes, Brother Shui will let you soar the entire world of nine continents, alright?’’
As she listened to Qing Shui's warm and ambitious words, Qing Bei nodded her head. She is only 2 years younger than Qing Shui, but before she even know it, she started to treat herself like a little girl in front of him......
’’Brother Qing Shui, why can't I feel that same enthusiasm?’’ Qing You looked at Qing Shui bitterly.
’’Although you were hardworking, which everyone could see, besides training diligently, you still need to use your mind. With a good mind, you can achieve good results with less effort. You need to concentrate when you train as well. Without concentration, you cannot enter the state of epiphany. If you can't enter the state of epiphany, then you won't be able to enter Xiantian.’’ Qing Shui smiled as he looked at Qing You.
’’Then what should I do to concentrate?’’
’’As they say, only the paranoid will survive. If you set your heart on one thing and train until you lose your mind and forget yourself, there is nothing in this world that you cannot do. Not to mention the barrier to Xiantian, which will seem like a common thing to achieve after that.’’
Qing You's eyes lit up from Qing Shui's words. Qing Shui knew that he had lit the hot-bloodedness in his heart. But it will all depend on whether he can find the key to achieve Xiantian.
The word ’’concentrate’’ sounds simple, but it is actually hard. If one does not fancy martial arts, then they will require a much larger source of power and motivation. Just like Qing Shui, because he knew about the existence of Yan Clan as well as harbouring the goal to annihilate the entire clan since he was young, this became his motivation.
Although hatred can blind people, it is the easiest and the simplest way to ignite their motivation. Hatred is also the best to lit one's hot-bloodedness, allowing the patience, human nature.... All of it to be increased greatly. Even their personality will change considerably as well.
In a short while, Qing Yi and Shi QingZhuang walked over. They came to call them for a meal!
Every meal is now quite abundant. With Qing Shui's condiments, whatever food they make, it will always smell delicious. That is why in the end, the table that were originally full of dishes and three big bowls of soup were all eaten spotlessly by a few boorish fellow with a big appetite.
’’I need to go out for a while to do something. I will be back latest by tomorrow. The day after that, we will get ready to set out.’’ Qing Shui said after he finished his meal and thought about it.
’’Qing Shui, be careful.’’
Shi QingZhuang lowered her head as she finished speaking, which gathered sincere smiles from the surrounding people. Qing Yi felt a sense of warmth from that. She was more happy that someone cares for her son more than herself.
Qing Shui nodded as he leaves!
He suddenly thought of the ’’Deity’’ inside that cave, where he obtained the Big Dipper Sword last time. He felt the need to go back there one more time before he head for the Yan Clan.
Qing Shui did not step out from the gate. He hopped onto Firebird's back, and with a loud shriek, they flew away.
Firebird's speed has long changed from what it used to be. Now, it is able to soar up to the sky with one flap of its wings. Qing Shui led Firebird straight to the cave from before.
Long ago, he had to ride on the Metallic bull beast just so he could travel all the way to Cang Lang Country. There were twists and turns on the road. The whole trip took about two months with about four hours of rest everyday. Sometimes delays were inevitable.
However, this time it's different. Firebird is a mutated beast of Heaven and Earth. Moreover, it has evolved to a beast with the ’’phoenix crown’’. Its speed has also increased considerably. There is a great deal of difference between the old blind man's Black Champion Monarch Falcon back then and the Firebird now.
The necklace that boost 30% of the overall speed is not a small matter. With one swoop from the fiery red wings of Firebird, it flew up the sky like a violent gale.
Qing Shui stood firmly on Firebird's back. He could feel the strong wind hitting on his face like sharp knives. They passed by the mountains and rivers below them in a flash.
Qing Shui felt refreshed from the breeze. He didn't bulge even when the strong wind cuts through him like knives. Normal people would have been sliced into pieces.
Firebird's speed is almost at the speed of sound. If the might of a passing train from his previous life could bring down a man, then the power of the wind from two intersecting trains could slice up a man.
The speed of the train is nothing compared to the Firebird's speed. Firebird is about 10 times faster than the train....
The firebird soared the sky as fast as it could with all its might. They managed to reach half of the country within half of the day. Qing Shui felt quite satisfied with Firebird's speed and endurance.
When he saw the entrance to the cave from Firebird's back, he felt excited. Before Qing Shui could let Firebird settle down on the blue rock in front of the cave, Firebird let out a piercing cry.
Most of the time Firebird would let out such a cry is when it senses danger. Qing Shui panicked for a moment. Firebird is a Martial King grade beast as well as a Champion grade beast. It will not let out such a cry even when Firebird meet with those who are a bit more powerful than itself.
What kind of power could possibly make Firebird let out an alarming cry!
Qing Shui activated his spiritual sense and extended towards the surrounding area!
At the same time, he stopped Firebird so it can hover in mid-air!
Qing Shui's spiritual sense quickly extended into the cave. Inside his spiritual sense, there was a giant figure. Qing Shui felt chills down his spine when he noticed the burly figure is about three metre tall.
This is because the figure looks like a human. A three metre tall human?
Most importantly, Qing Shui could feel that his flame of life is extremely intense. No wonder Firebird was alarmed. Qing Shui could not tell the exact power of the figure, but he knows for certain that this figure is much stronger than himself.....
Who is he? Why is this person here?
Qing Shui felt the figure moved through his spiritual sense. He felt uncomfortable by their movement as he felt the figure is no different than a human being. The only difference is the long arms extended over the knees.....
Qing Shui looked at the entrance, because he knows that the ’’figure’’ is about to come out!
When Qing Shui saw the ’’giant figure’’, he was shocked!
It is actually a giant ape!
The giant ape is three metres tall. Its arms and legs are abnormally bulky. The only thing that is visually attractive is the coat of snow-white fur on its body. Moreover, the coat of snow-white fur has no stray hairs and remained uncontaminated. There is also a faint spiritual Qi emanating from the whole body.
It is a mutated beast of Heaven and Earth!
Howling Moon Silver Ape!
Qing Shui had forgotten where he had heard of this name, so when Qing Shui saw it just now, the name popped out from his mind.
No wonder it doesn't look like a human. If he didn't think it was too tall and abnormally large, Qing Shui would have mistaken it as a human, or an ape without its tail.
Even if it is 3 metres tall, Qing Shui initially thought it was a giant human.
’’Three metres tall, about two metres wide, at least more than 2000 pounds in weight!’’
Both of the bulky arms extended over the knee. Qing Shui observed the Howling Moon Silver Ape's huge head and brown large eyes. They have an indescribable quick-wittedness like it had experienced great changes in life. Moreover, Qing Shui felt that this Howling Moon Silver Ape was extremely intelligent.
Qing Shui could also feel the formidable strength emanating from the Howling Moon Silver Ape. He shifted his gaze on its long bulky arms, then he thought about the Back Connecting Fists that he had learnt earlier.
Qing Shui knew what he had learnt was ’’White Ape Arm Enlarging’’, but what kind of technique does this enormous beast rely on?
When the Howling Moon Silver Ape met with Qing Shui's gaze, it did not feel irritated or harbour any murderous intentions. This made Qing Shui feel uncertain. He felt very hesitant. The purpose of coming here is to enter the ’’Deities Cave of Immortal’’, but now he has to defeat this giant ape if he wants to enter it. However, can he do it?
When Qing Shui came here last time, he didn't see this Howling Moon Silver Ape. But it has been about 4 years. He didn't know what this beast could possibly be doing here.
Qing Shui commanded Firebird so that it would fly over the blue rock. After that, he jumped onto the blue rock from Firebird's back!
The blue rock wasn't that big, but wasn't that small either. It has about 30 metres in circumference. Qing Shui landed on the centre of the rock. The Howling Moon Silver Ape, on the other hand, stood right beside the entrance to the cave.
When Qing Shui landed on the blue rock, the Howling Moon Silver Ape calmly looked over the his direction.
The impact of his landing felt like a meteor hitting the ground instantaneously!
Qing Shui had no choice but to directly engage with the silver-haired spiritual ape the moment he landed on the rock!
Taichi Single Whip!
One with Heaven Taichi Single Whip!
Because the Howling Moon Silver Ape managed to reach the bottom edge of the rock even in a slow pace when Qing Shui landed, its bulky arms flung towards Qing Shui like a whip.
The flinging arms met with Qing Shui's Taichi Single Whip and created a blasting noise!
The vibration from the loud impact shook and crumbled the blue rocks around the area, especially the blue rock underneath Qing Shui, which is cracking bit by bit. Luckily this blue rock wasn't leaned on the wall but firmly on the ground. Otherwise the entire rock will be broken into fragments.
Qing Shui didn't hold back and used all of his energy. However, this time he has no weapons or armors to boost his power. Even so, his power is about 5.5 million units without the additional boost.
But because of the vibration, Qing Shui was distracted as he was forced to retreat a step. However, the Howling Moon Silver Ape did not bulge even the slightest!
Just then, Qing Shui could feel the might of the Howling Moon Silver Ape's arms, which harbours the essentials of the Back Connecting Fists. This is the most authentic Back Connecting Fists.
The Howling Moon Silver Ape is clearly angry. The bulky hind limb stomped on the ground, its enormous body became agile. The ape flung both its arms at Qing Shui, like two huge whips flinging towards him.
Qing Shui expressions changed, he retreated a step and slammed forth both his fists!
Taichi Single Whip!
As he tried to use the Taichi Single Whip again, Qing Shui automatically used the Qi concentrating technique from the Back Connecting Fists onto his own Taichi Fist.
Although Qing Shui retreated two more steps, he was pleasantly surprised. This is because he discovered the Taichi Fist was able to demonstrate a formidable power under the influence of the Back Connecting Fist Qi concentrating technique. He figured that it wasn't as simple as retreating two steps back if it weren't for the might of his technique. He would definitely be pushed back many times further from the force.
Qing Shui has always thought the the essence of the Taichi Fist lies on the preemptive strike to the opponents, by conquering the unyielding with the yielding. He naturally used his One with Heaven Taichi Fist when he saw the terrifying power of the Howling Moon Silver Ape.
He thought about using the softness of the Taichi Fist to counteract the beast. But what Qing Shui had master was the Ancient Strengthening Technique. This technique mainly focuses on refining the muscles and bones of the body. He had no choice but to infuse the Qi concentrating technique of the Back Connecting Fist to his Taichi Fist as well as the Taichi Single Whip.
Bang bang bang!
After he swallowed the ’’Pure Gold Mystic Turtle Core’’ and ’’Greencloud Up-step Pellet’’, Qing Shui's strength grew abnormally powerful. It would be a borderline tie if he tries to fight the Howling Moon Silver Ape now. Although he is fighting empty-handed, Qing Shui's defense has increased by three folds. And because he had consumed the Greencloud Up-step Pellet, his power was also greatly increased due to the previous breakthrough.
If he didn't consume two of these ’’godly’’ medicinal pills, Qing Shui will not be able to withstand the next blow from the Howling Moon Silver Ape!
Qing Shui grabbed the opportunity to land a punch on the back of the Howling Moon Silver Ape. However, this tremendous punch was only able to push forward the beast by a few steps.
’’What a powerful body!’’
Even if Qing Shui has gained three folds of his defense, he is still inferior to the Howling Moon Silver Ape without his ’’Seven Star Armored Vest’’. The Howling Moon Silver Ape is proud because of its strong body flesh, immense power and agile body..
Qing Shui speculated that this Howling Moon Silver Ape is a 10th Grade Martial King level. He also knew that it has not reached the peak of Martial King yet because Qing Shui could still withstand its current power.
Most importantly, the Howling Moon Silver Ape has only been using the strength of its physical body. Qing Shui is also quite skilled in this aspect. However, he felt that this isn't the real power of the Howling Moon Silver Ape.
For the next two hours, Qing Shui fought with the Howling Moon Silver Ape relentlessly. The sky is turning dark as the silhouette of the moon rises from the west side.
Qing Shui jolted as he saw the moon fully risen on the night sky because he suddenly thought of its name.
Howling Moon Silver Ape!
Qing Shui felt like he was in great danger! He felt a bit nervous, like something was amiss. Because the words 'Howling Moon' felt unsettling.
Just then, a loud ’’ape cry’’ rang out from the Howling Moon Silver Ape!
Qing Shui quickly retreated. He saw the Howling Moon Silver Ape facing the west direction of the night sky and howled intensely at the bright moon!
In an instant, the 3 metres tall bulky body grew about 4 metres. Its body was already tall and bulky, but now it has become even larger and stronger. The silver fur instantaneously glowed a faint bright light.
Qing Shui could feel the spiritual Qi of the Howling Moon Silver Ape getting stronger. Both of its eyes are becoming brighter as well. However, deep inside his heart, Qing Shui felt terrified.