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Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 538-539

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Chapter 538-539

AST 538 Arriving At The Demonic Beast Sect, Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast

Qing Shui dazedly looked at the demonic beast for a while, he was feeling very good. It was because this was his. If this demonic beast belonged to someone else, Qing Shui felt that he would definitely be jealous...

Although it was his demonic beast, he could still feel that his cultivation level was much lower than it. If he could bring his Diamond Qi to the Diamond Gigantic Elephant's level, and then get his hands on Diamond Protection and Diamond Crossing Rivers..

Suddenly, Qing Shui thought that his Diamond Qi was only at the large success stage and had not reached the great perfection stage yet. He had also only picked up a tiny bit of the elephant form. Could it be that as he cultivated, he would also have those battle techniques the Diamond Gigantic Elephant had?

Thinking of the Diamond Qi and the Mighty Elephant Stomp which he had currently learned, Qing Shui felt that the possibility was very high. At that moment, Qing Shui felt that his blood boil, and he felt more confident that ever toward his future!

...

Currently, Qing Shui did not continue learning any new skills, but only spent a large part of his time training his body. Having strengthened his physical body for an extended period of time, he greatly appreciated the greatest benefits that came along with it.

Strengthening the body was like the process of tempering. One's abilities would not decrease but would only increase at a very slow rate. However, the increase was a more qualitative one and could allow the body to take on more Xiantian Qi. This was another way to increase one's abilities. It was because strengthening the body could increase the storage capacity of Xiantian Qi in one's body.

Having strengthened his body for more than the past half, in addition to the 'liquid state of the Qi of the Ancient Strengthening Technique' in his Dantian had not grown bigger in size, however the quality had increased by about 10 percent.

This also allowed Qing Shui to see a hint of hope because he felt that the condensation of the Qi of the Ancient Strengthening Technique would go through a qualitative change after a certain degree of tempering. It might even be the chance for him to breakthrough to the 6th Heavenly Layer.

...

Seven days passed by very quickly. During this time, Qing Shui would always mourn at the Old Ancestor's tomb in the morning as an extension of his feelings. At the same time, Qing Shui also felt that mourning at the tomb would have other benefits.

He would sit there the whole day, not saying a word. Unconsciously, Qing Shui emptied his mind, as if he was in meditation, or as if he was repenting.

It all felt very strange. Qing Shui felt like his soul was making qualitative progress, as if his soul was being cleansed. It might be because this was a tomb, or it might be because the person buried here was someone Qing Shui admired, thus he held onto a sincere mind.

Ever since he entered this realm by chance, Qing Shui would sit here every day, unmoving. He would not even have lunch but only get some food when he returned at night.

For people who had reached his level of cultivation, eating was just a habit and for enjoyment. There was, in fact, no need to eat three meals a day, and there was no problem regardless if they ate once a day or even once every three days.

While under this strange sensation, his cultivation level did not increase, but Qing Shui felt that his mental state had changed. In the practice of martial arts, the mental state was something that was hard to cultivate, like how it was hard for a frog at the bottom of a well to try and jump out. Therefore, many people were stuck with the cultivation of the mental state.

The leveling of mental state was very mysterious and there were many ways to go about doing it. Sometimes, some people would unconsciously improve thelevel of their mental state to an unfathomable height.

One's mental state could improve by having fun, by coming across some events or relationships which brought rise to a myriad of emotions, or even by broadening one's mind.

The easiest way to improve one's mental state was to cultivate martial arts. When one's cultivation level increased, their mental state would also improve. When one's mental state could not match up to the improvement, one's cultivation would also be halted.

Therefore, if a frog at the bottom of a well tried jumping around in the well, if they wished to progress further and widen their perspectives, they would need to break through the current state at the bottom of the well.

The same could be said for cultivation. Only when one's mental state improved, would one's cultivation progress. Therefore, in this world, when a person finds a way to elevate their mental state, they would feel even more excited than when if they came across a high-level martial arts manual.

In seven days, Qing Shui realized that his mental state was elevated to a whole new level. It could be considered quite a pleasant surprise!

He called over a Heavenly Palace's Executive!

"Inform the Elder Association to head to the main hall for a meeting!"

"Yes, Patriarch!"

Qing Shui smiled bitterly. He had been given this address for the past twenty days or so, but he still found it a bit awkward. Qing Shui did not understand why these sects would all have the term Patriarch.

It should have started off to address one who was extremely strong, of old age, and had a bunch of disciples and grand disciples under him. But now, it became the highest appointment.

However, it was just that to address him by this at his age seemed a bit uncomfortable!

When Qing Shui rushed to the main hall, he noticed that other than Di Chen, the other Palace Lords, and Mistresses as well as the Supreme Elders in the Elder Association had all arrived.

"Patriarch!"

Everyone bowed and called out to Qing Shui!

Ever since Qing Shui had battled it out with the Sword Tower and the Demonic Beast Sect lasttime, basically everyone now willingly address him as Patriarch. Previously, the majority of them had only done so after being compelled by the previous Patriarch.

In the World of the Nine Continents, people with a strong level of martial arts were revered. As long as one had the ability, they could do anything. Therefore, Qing Shui could now sit on this seat comfortably.

"The reason I've called everyone here today is to discuss the things with regards to the Sword Tower and the Demonic Beast Sect. Does anyone have any good suggestions?" Qing Shui went straight to the point.

"We'll listen to what the Patriarch says!" A boorish old man bowed and said.

"It's fine. I want to hear what everyone has to say. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, you can just speak it out. It might be better than mine." Qing Shui smiled and said.

"Patriarch, then I'll boldly say mine!"

"Elder Yan, please feel free!" Qing Shui nodded and said.

"It's practically all over for the Sword Tower, but they should still have their Guardian Beast, and a very strong one too. So Patriarch should be very careful when handling this. This time around, from the Demonic Beast Sect, those who had come were at most half of their Supreme Elders. The sect has many demonic beasts and the Demonic Beast Sect's Patriarch has a 'Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast' with terrifying powers. If Patriarch plans to head over, it must be done after careful contemplation." Elder Yan spoke slowly.

"Then does Elder Yan thinks that we should eradicate them?" Qing Shui smiled and asked.

"We shall leave it to the Patriarch. We shall abide by the Patriarch's commands."

Qing Shui looked at this elder whom he had a good impression of. He was righteous and Qing Shui could feel that he cared deeply for the Heavenly Palace.

He reminded Qing Shui that the Sword Tower and the Demonic Beast Sect both had their Guardian Beasts which meant he had to consider his choices carefully. After all, the Heavenly Palace would not be able to withstand another accident.

"Alright, then I'll leave it to you and the other hundred Elders to head to the Sword Tower to disband them. Go see what heavenly and earthly treasures they have to fill up our Heavenly Palace's treasury."

"We abide by Patriarch's command and will definitely accomplish the task!"

"Go ahead!"

"The Demonic Beast Sect invaded our Heavenly Palace and the people they brought have all been wiped out by us. We should just head straight to them and wipe them out completely." After some thought, Qing Shui spoke.

Everyone felt as if a gush of cold air had brushed past their hearts. Although the legacy of the Demonic Beast Sect was not as long as the Heavenly Palace and the Sword Tower, they were also a sect with about ten thousand years of history. However, when faced with this young man, they could not even withstand a single blow.

However, thinking of the powers Qing Shui had displayed when fighting against the Sword Tower, they felt that maybe they would be able to, under this young Patriarch's lead, bring the Heavenly Palace to greater glory. Didn't the previous Patriarch say that before? As many of them thought of this, a flame lit up in their eyes.

In the World of the Nine Continents, those with power called the shots. When a sect grew more powerful, in a continent, all the precious lands, treasures or special items that were discovered would basically have to be handed over to them.

If the sect was strong enough, they could set up branches in other continents or even move their sect over. These were all based on their strength.

The Demonic Beast Sect was situated in the Demonic Beast Valley where tens of thousands of demonic beast resided. The demonic beasts formed a natural barrier, keeping the Demonic Beast Sect safe from external attacks.

Qing Shui led three hundred Supreme Elders with him, all on flying beasts. Strong warriors who had lived a few hundred years would all basically have a decent flying demonic beast.

Once they entered the Demonic Beast Sect's territory, the number of demonic beasts started to increase. However, they were just elementary demonic beasts. However, their numbers were fairly large. Flocks of them flew in the sky, covering up the sun. However, the aura exuded by Qing Shui and the others were so strong that they did not dare to come any closer.

Demonic Beast Valley!

Qing Shui and the other Supreme Elders stopped at the entrance of the valley. It was not safe to be in the air. After all, Qing Shui's Fire Bird was still quite weak and the majority of the Supreme Elders' flying demonic beasts were not much better. That was why it was safer on land.

Large batches of demonic beasts also appeared in the valley, as expected of the Demonic Beast Valley, and as expected of the Demonic Beast Sect. They truly had their own unique characteristic.

Prrrrttt!

Qing Shui called out his Diamond Gigantic Elephant, and its loud cry pierced through the clouds, sending the batches of demonic beasts scattering!

Demonic Beast Sect!

"Patriarch, they're here!" A middle aged man bowed and said to an old man.

"Could it be that the Demonic Beast Sect will really be wiped out in my hands? A hundred years ago, I assured the previous Patriarch that I would definitely bring fame and honor to our Demonic Beast Sect..."

"Patriarch, please leave quickly! There's still time!" The old man continued to bow, not moving at all.

"Leave? To where? I must remain here today! Right now, the best outcome for me is to die in battle!" The old man laughed in self-mockery.

"Even the Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast can't kill that child?"

"Being just a tad weaker means we're one step slower. Xue Lang`er, you're my only great grandson. Take this and leave immediately. Take the Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast and head for Central Continent's 'White Cloud Pavilion' and hand this to Xue Yanfeng." The old man took out a token and a pendant and handed it to the man.

"Patriarch..."

"You are the future for our Xue Clan. If you have the chance, use this token to rebuild the Demonic Beast Sect. If there's no chance, then just live an ordinary life. The money and treasures I left for you in your Interspatial Silk Sachet is enough to let you live a life of wealth and riches. Forget about vengeance. Only when you learn to forget, would you then be able to remember better. Don't harbor feelings of hatred against anyone. Don't be overcome by hatred such that it blinds you, causing you to have a horrible ending. Now go!"

"Patriarch..."

Like a huge roc, the old man grabbed the guy, and leaped at a great speed through the valley. Very quickly, they arrived in the Demonic Beast Valley!

Chirp chirp!

In a short moment, a giant beast about 15 meters long, 6 meters tall, with a coat of scaly armor appeared before the old man. Its scales were all golden colored, while its limbs, head, and other parts were all like violet colored metal, appearing to be extremely powerful!

539 Eradicating the Demonic Beast Sect, the useless God Exterminaton Pill

(Author's note: The ability of the Diamond Gigantic Elephant was written wrongly and has been changed. The Diamond Gigantic Elephant's strength had been increased from 2countries to 8 countries. Using the Diamond Qi brings its strength up to 16 countries. When it uses Ferocious Diamond Attack, it can reach the strength of 32 countries! Its defense has been raised from four countries to 16 countries. When it uses Diamond Protection, its defense will go up to 32 countries)

"Go! If you want to take revenge, come back after you become more powerful. Be it 10 years, or 100 years, it won't be too late. Don't go do anything foolish now." The Old Ancestor of the Demonic Beast Sect said as he waved him off.

"Old Ancestor, will the White Cloud Pavilion help us? Can't you leave with us? We can all go to the White Cloud Pavilion. If they'll help us, you won't need to…" the man said anxiously.

"It's too late. Everyone can leave except me. Go! You will decide everything else in the future. Decide for yourself if you should go to the White Cloud Pavilion!" The Old Ancestor sighed as he patted his Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast with his left hand.

The Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast left like a breeze of wind as its golden body streaked off to a distance, traversing over mountains and rivers as if it was flat ground. In a flash, the Old Ancestor headed quickly towards the Demonic Beast Sect.

At the Demonic Beast Valley. Qing Shui saw a splendorous palace atop an imposing mountain which shimmered under the sunlight. It was as if a giant beast hibernated in the mountain, even from this distance, he felt a looming pressure.

The walls of the main hall of the palace were covered with the life-like carvings of multiple demonic beasts. The images showed overly ferocious beasts baring their fangs and claws, with a furious look in their eyes. It portrayed a sort of explosive violence and cruelty.

Many pavilions surrounded the main hall, and on the right of the main hall there were rows of buildings. Qing Shui could spot indistinct figures moving around.

Qing Shui and his group followed the meandering path of large stone stairs. On each side of the path, there were numerous demonic beast statues which came in an assortment of forms and shapes.

It was apparent from the craftsmanship that they were created by an expert artisan. Yet in the entire Nine Continents, they were in such a place!

The group reached the mountain peak in a short time and were now in front of the palace. The overall compound of the Demonic Beast Sect was almost the same size as that of the Heaven Palace, but the number of members was much lower.

At this moment, there were only a few members around but they were led by an old man and a group of demonic beasts standing in the middle of the spacious public square in front of the main hall.

Qing Shui slowly walked towards the man without even pausing.

"Haha! That Old Man Fei must be burning incense and thanking the gods since the Heaven Palace has such a top-notch genius like you. Even if he died a little too early, he must be smiling in the netherworld." The old man was the Old Ancestor of Demonic Beast Sect.

"I am not a person that enjoys violence. But I have no choice if people bully me over and over again. Everyone must pay the price for their wrongdoings. Since you chose that course of action in the past, you must bear the consequences now. Anyways, you are already old. You should have prepared yourself well over these seven days. Do you want to kill yourself or do you want us to give you a helping hand?" Qing Shui said blandly without any expression.

"You are strong, young man but the victor has not been decided!" The old man said gritting his teeth.

Qing Shui suddenly felt his heart tighten. He remembered the time when Tan Yang consumed that Devilish Transformation Pill. That was a royal grade pill, it worked similar to his Great Revitalizing Pellet, but its effectiveness and quality was very much higher.

ROAR!

A gigantic demonic beast, about 20 meters in length and 8 meters tall, appeared in front of the old man. The back of its body was covered with golden scales, while its limbs, head, and body seemed to be made of a violet metal, it was magnificent.

The Old Ancestor of the Demonic Beast Sect had two precious Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beasts. His grandson had already left with one of them. The one that was with him now was much bigger and fiercer. It became the Guardian Beast of the Demonic Beast Sect a hundred years ago.

Qing Shui could sense that the demonic beast had already lived for a long time. Its strength, attack, and defense were all at 15 countries.

Its attack was lower than his Diamond Gigantic Elephant. His Diamond Gigantic Elephant had the strength of 16 countries and the defense of 32 countries. His elephant had both the Instantaneous Diamond Evasion and Ferocious Diamond Attack techniques, so it was already in a different class.

Roar!

Prrrrttt!!

After the Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast roared out loudly, his Diamond Gigantic Elephant made an even brighter and louder sound as if the elephant's ego was threatened.

Qing Shui and the Supreme Elders from the Heaven Palace were all armed to kill. In a similar fashion, everyone in the Demonic Beast Sect had multiple beasts around them.

The loud sound from his Diamond Gigantic Elephant made all the demonic beasts on the field shiver, except for the Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast which was about the same size as the elephant. A few demonic beasts even laid down on the ground timidly.

Qing Shui called his Diamond Gigantic Elephant and rushed forward with his Supreme Elders.

Mighty Elephant Stomp!

When the distance between the two parties drew closer, Qing Shui and his Diamond Gigantic Elephant used the Mighty Elephant Stomp at the same time. Two huge chasms extended outwards!

Qing Shui intentionally planned for the intersection of the chasms to be under his enemy's feet. Even though the strength of both attacks did not combine perfectly, there was a synergy when they crossed path akin to his Realm of One with Elephant.

His Diamond Gigantic Elephant's stomp attack was at 40 countries and Qing Shui's strength was at 26 countries. The strength of the intersection point of their attacks reached the lofty height of 50 countries.

BOOM! BOOM!

Two explosive sounds rang out almost simultaneously. The terrifying force generated wiped off half of the demonic beasts and supreme elders from the Demonic Beast Sect in an instant.

Cloudmist Steps!

Instantaneous Diamond Evasion!

The Diamond Gigantic Elephant appeared beside the Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast like a flash of lightning.

BANG!

ROAR!

The combination of that insane speed and the Diamond Gigantic Elephant's own base strength meant that it was actually one class higher than the Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast!

The Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast stumbled backwards and howled painfully when it was rammed by the Diamond Gigantic Elephant. At the same time, Qing Shui charged towards the Old Ancestor of the Demonic Beast Sect.

Unexpectedly, the Old Ancestor of the Demonic Beast Sect swiftly slid backward, and with ghost-like movements, he thrust a fist of powder towards Qing Shui.

An exotic fragrant permeated the air, Qing Shui felt a spell of dizziness. Qing Shui anxiously pushed his Nature Energy to its peak. Even though the feeling was reduced by half, his mind still felt muddled.

The Supreme Elders who followed closely fainted immediately. Qing Shui quickly evoked a strong wave of Qi to block the people following behind. The others who realized the abnormality retreated speedily.

Emperor's Qi!

His Emperor's Qi slowly rose and totally dispelled that feeling of dizziness!

Swish! Swish!

Qing Shui shot two silver needles out from his sleeves. They flew towards the Old Ancestor. At his current strength and level, Qing Shui's Hidden Weapon Technique had already reached a totally new level.

Pu!

The distance was too close and Qing Shui's attack was too sudden, the Demonic Beast Sect's Old Ancestor quickly moved to evade the attack but one of the needles still hit an eyeIt pierced through his eye and came out from the side of his face. He might have lost one of his eyes but at least he managed to keep his life. If the needle were to pierce through his brain, he would have certainly have died.

Just as Qing Shui was about to follow with another attack, the Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast suddenly charged towards him. The beast opened its mouth and violet flames spewed out from its mouth.

Do You want to fight with fire? Qing Shui felt that no one's fire resistance was better than him!

"You really don't know your place!"

With his Violet Gold divine Shield in hand, Qing Shui struck with a violent Shield Attack!

The direction was in line with where his Diamond Gigantic Elephant was.

Instantaneous Diamond Evasion!

Ferocious Diamond Attack!

Bang!

Roar!

A blood-curdling howl filled the air. The pitiful gigantic Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast was stuck between Qing Shui and his Diamond Gigantic Elephant. The huge impact killed it in an instant!

Qing Shui never felt such exhilaration before. He discovered that the coordination between himself and his Diamond Gigantic Elephant was getting closer and closer to perfection!

At this moment, Qing Shui suddenly felt an sense of danger. Reflexively, he tried his best to protect himself with his Violet Gold divine Shield and used his Seven Stars Armour without even thinking.

At the same time, his Emperor's Qi locked in on the source of the danger!

Boom!

A powerful sword hit his Violet Gold divine Shield!

An immense force caused Qing Shui to be thrown backwards. He spewed a huge mouthful of blood but he felt a wave of relief.

Qing Shui looked at the Demonic Beast Sect's Old Ancestor who seemed to have aged suddenly. He could not imagine that that man could use such a powerful attack.

Demonic Beast Sect's Old Ancestor could not believe his eyes. His attack only slightly injured Qing Shui. Originally, he thought that even if his attack did not kill Qing Shui, it would at least cause a significant amount of damage.

Seven days ago, when all the people who headed to the Heavenly Palace died, he already foresaw what would happen today. He took out the pill he had kept for such a long time, a pill that had only one effect.

It will allow him to generate the force akin to a Grade One Martial Saint. He had only one chance but the attack will be as quick as lightning. No one below the Martial Saint level could avoid this attack!

He had kept this God Extermination Pill carefully for a hundred years. He thought that it might save his life this time. He had never expected this outcome, never!

After this one attack, he felt as if he suddenly aged many years. He stared wide-eyed at the young man who had recently became so famous, and he knew everything was over.

Even though one of his eyes had been blinded, he could not feel any pain, because his heart hurt the most. He became the culprit, the culprit who destroyed their sect. After he died, he knew he will never be able to face the past ancestors of the sect.

"Aghhh!"

The Demonic Beast Sect's Old Ancestor yelled to the skies and thrust his sword into his own heart. He stood motionless, he did not fall even when he died.

Qing Shui sighed. He did not expect that the man would choose such a method. Qing Shui looked around at the twenty Supreme Elders that had died around him. There were also ten over who were injured.

"Elder Sun, get some people here to bring back the dead Elders for burial. Give sufficient compensation to their family. If they have capable family members within the Heaven Palace, try to assist and promote them."

"Also, we need a mass burial for all the other people who died here."

"Yes, Patriarch!"

"Elder You, bring people around the Demonic Beast Sect compound and see if there is anything worth bring back. If there is, bring them all back. I will leave this wholly in your hands." Qing Shui said after some thoughts.

"Yes, Patriarch!" You An bowed happily and left with a bunch of people.

Qing Shui called for his Fire Bird and brought the Golden-Armored Violet Crystal Beast carcass into his Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. After that, he flew towards the direction of the Sword Tower!

On his way, Qing Shui did not feel anxious. The Sword Tower may have a Guardian Beast but Qing Shui had sent about 200 Supreme Elders to go there. There were a few who were very powerful so Qing Shui did not worry. Basically, there were no more experts left in the Sword Tower.

Screech!

His Fire Bird called out. It streaked across the sky leaving a series of fiery afterimages. Now, Qing Shui only treated his Fire Bird as a mount. His Fire Bird did not have the capabilities to participate in battles at his level now. The disparity in strength was just too large. The only thing was that its flying ability was strong. In a battling context, it was already much weaker than his Diamond Gigantic Elephant.

This was the reason Qing Shui did not allow his Fire Bird to fight.

After one hour...

The faint outlines of the Sword Tower came into view.

All sects in the World of Nine Continent liked to build their headquarters in the mountain while influential clans like their residence to be in flourishing city centers. Sword Tower's spread over the mountaintops on a row of nine mountains.

The tower in the middle, which was the peak of the fifth mountain, was the tallest and grandest.

This was a famous mountain range in Greencloud Continent City, called the Jiuzi Mountain.

Natural formations like the Jiuzi Mountain were usually filled with a dense amount of Spiritual Qi. The middle mountain was the most precious piece of land with good feng shui. Both sides of the mountain range sloped upwards and met at the middle mountain. This meant that the height of the middle mountain did not stand out like a sore thumb.

Qing Shui scanned the location with his Spiritual sense, then he flew towards the peak of the tallest mountain in the center.

Screech!

Qing Shui landed at the main square on the mountain. He saw that his 200 over Supreme Elders were surrounding something and the clashing of swords rang out every now and then.

The call from the Fire Bird alerted the Supreme Elders, and they smiled as they spotted Qing Shui.

"Patriarch!"

Many of the Supreme Elders called out and greeted Qing Shui.

Qing Shui nodded his head in acknowledgment. Only then did he noticed that there was a bear. It was only considered a small bear, it was not even 2 meters. It was like a sturdy adult man, its body was red like flames. It seemed to be covered by some sort of fire armor, and with its huge head, it looked simple minded.

It was laying motionless on the ground. Some of the surrounding Supreme Elders stepped forward and slashed it with their swords. The bear, however, was unharmed.

Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear!

Qing Shui did not expect that the Guardian Beast of the Sword Tower was actually this Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear. This creature was rarely seen by the public in the World of the Nine Continent, not many people even know its existence. Qing Shui unconsciously thought back to a history book he had read. This Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear was a valuable treasure in the World of the Nine Continents. This was because it will reach Martial King level once it matures and had a fixed chance of evolving into a Martial Saint.

This was the reason Qing Shui remembered the image of the creature from the book and could immediate recognize it when he looked at the creature.

It was clear to Qing Shui that this particular Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear had not fully matured. A fully matured Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear was about 15 meters to 30 meters in height. Even though this young beast was taller than Qing Shui and was bulkier than him, it gave everyone the feeling that it was just a little bear.

"Patriarch, this bear's attack is weak but it has a very high defense. We are unable to pierce through its fire armor…" Elder Yan reported to Qing Shui rather embarrassingly.

"Elder Yan, go to Demonic Beast Sect and search for Elder You. Get him to bring me a few of the Demonic Beast Interspatial Beast Medallion from the Demonic Beast Sect. There should be many there. Try your best to find for high-quality ones." Qing Shui said after thinking it through.

Qing Shui was not surprised by Elder Yan's words. From the book that he read, he knew that the bear was born with a skin as tough as fire armor. It could not be harmed by any attacks below the strength of 15 countries.

AST 537 - A Slaughter , The Insane Diamond Gigantic Elephant

"Such terrifying speed……" Qing Shui stared blankly at the Diamond Gigantic Elephant.

Even though the Diamond Gigantic Elephant didn't break through to the Martial Saint Grade, Qing Shui felt that it's within his expectations. After all, it previously only managed to achieve the strength equivalent to an Eighth Grade Martial King. Although its strength still exceeded that of a human Eighth Grade Martial King, it was still restricted by the limitations of its cultivation grades. Its speed in particular. This had caused the strength of the Diamond Gigantic Beast to be restricted significantly.

This time, after breaking through to the pinnacle of the Martial King Grade, its strength doubled and surpassed the Demonic Beasts with sharp ten countries worth of strength. At this rate, it would only have to break through one more time.

The next time it broke through, it would be a Martial Saint Grade Demonic Beast. To both Demonic Beasts and human warriors, the Martial Saint Grade was an impassable abyss. Regarding the strength of the Diamond Gigantic Elephant, Qing Shui was already quite satisfied with it.

In an instant, the Diamond Gigantic Beast had already charged into the crowds in the Demon Beast Sect. Due to the crowd being extremely concentrated in one area, almost half of the men from Demon Beast Sect straight away lost their ability to fight. A third of the people died on the spot.

For the people who remained, there were also some of them who swung their weapons and struck towards the Diamond Gigantic Elephant. A loud clang resounded as the weapons collided with the Diamond Gigantic Elephant's armor like hide. It made them felt particularly helpless. Their hearts felt as if they turned into dead ashes.

A defensive strength of more than thirty countries was just too insane! Unless they performed a combined attack which was perfectly in sync, it would be futile even if they had more weapons. Their strengths were all scattered, it's just like when a child hit an adult, the adult wouldn't feel hurt. Even if there were more children hitting him, he would still feel nothing.

With its current strength, it would be basically really hard for the Diamond Gigantic Elephant to meet its match in the Green Cloud Continent.

Qing Shui looked on as the Diamond Gigantic Beast drove back and forth the crowd in the Demon Beast Sect like a phantom with its enormous body. Its gigantic body was as agile as an ape, it looked really smooth and violent.

A golden light flashed. The Diamond Gigantic Elephant shot out a thread and created a golden afterimage. It was an indescribable feeling of power.

Beng!

The shining Diamond Gigantic Elephant immediately charged towards the defenseless Demonic Beast Sect's Supreme Leader.

Its tremendous strength immediately killed a few people on the spot. The smell of blood started to spread out through the air. The entire area was filled with an intractable pressure.

In its breakthrough this time, the Diamond Gigantic Elephant once again gained new abilities.

When Qing Shui saw the previous attacks and speed of the Diamond Gigantic Elephant, he could already tell that it had awakened its battle techniques that probably stemmed from its ancestral memories.

Unfortunately, Qing Shui didn't have the time to witness it because he was occupied with the things around him. There was still a Grand Elder left with a few formidable Demonic Beasts on his side.

Even though the Demon Beast Sect hadn't sent out all of their troops, they had already used up almost half of their strength.

"Brother, Green Cloud Continent is about to undergo a significant change. Hehe, who would have thought that he would be the one to trigger it?" Hai Dongqing smiled at the man.

"Dongqing, tell me, is this a good thing or a bad thing?" The man knitted his brows and asked as he glanced towards the short yet chivalrous young man standing afar.

"Whether it's good or bad, it doesn't matter. Among the nine, the Green Cloud Continent has akways been the weakest continent for so many years. I feel that this might be a chance for it to change, everything might change because of him."

"If the Heavenly Palace were to rise……"

"I'm also just making a guess. But it is really rare to see someone who is as talented and stunning as him. In the future, he alone will be enough to cause chaos across the World of the Nine Continents." Hai Dongqing smile faintly as she looked at Qing Shui from behind.

"This is the first time you have complimented someone to this extent. For someone who can get you to praise them like this, do you think that he is suitable for you?" The man asked as he chuckled.

"Hehe, what if I say yes?" said Hai Dongqing with a smile as she looked at the man with her graceful pupils.

"I too think that the brat suits you quite well, do you want me to help you build some connections?" The man laughed after thinking for a while.

"Have you seen how many women are already around him?" Hai Dongqing told the man off while laughing. Her gracious pupils made her seem really unpredictable.

"*Sigh*, this brat really is lecherous……"

"Every capable man would naturally have more than one women around them. Only those incapable ones are stuck with only one woman. I won't be happy if I stay by his side. It's better if I just wait for a man who treats me like a treasure to appear."

"I too feel that this Qing Shui is outstanding. No matter how I look at it, every aspect of him perfectly matches the things that you have been seeking for. You really got to think this through carefully. It doesn't necessarily mean that he wouldn't spoil you if you're with him. Look at the women around him, they are all really happy too."

"Brother, are you feeling that hurried to get me married?" Hai Dongqing rolled her eyes at the man.

"*Cough, cough*, your brother, I, really can't wait for you to get married. This is all to make sure that you will be happy. A woman will only feel true happiness once they get married." The courteous man smiled embarrassingly.

.……

Qing Shui was aware that the enormous tiger that got drawn by his talismans last time was a Demonic Beast which belonged to the old man in front of himt. He hadn't really interacted with Demon Beast Sect much, but they had tried to assault him multiple times. Every time they did so, he would end up being forced into a life-and-death situation.

The feeling of getting bullied was really uncomfortable. They had been doing this for a long time. And now, they even dared to set their foot on the Heavenly Palace. He felt that if he continued allowing them to roam around the world freely, he wouldn't be qualified to be called the Patriarch of the Heavenly Palace, nor would there be any point in the Heavenly Palace establishing their sect.

Roar!

Tiger's Mount!

A thunderous rumble like a tiger's roar was emitted from Qing Shui's body. The rumbling noise was capable of stirring one's heart to the point of making them feel like even their soul was shaking.

Emperor's Qi!

Qing Shui's Emperor's Qi locked the Grand Elder of the Demon Beast Sect as well as the three Demonic Beasts around him. Those were three Peak Martial King Demonic Beast. Their strength was almost equal to the enormous tiger.

From the current Qing Shui's point of view, the fearsome existence back then had become really fragile. There was a saying 'Caution is the parent of safety', therefore, Qing Shui wouldn't act rashly, even if it looked really weak.

Qing Shui moved his entire body to avoid them. Simultaneously, he also summoned the Diamond Gigantic Beast.

Mighty Elephant Stomp!

It's the overlapping attack again. It once again charged into the Grand Elder. This was the second time Qing Shui had used this.

Qing Shui's Mighty Elephant Stomp had achieved a strength that was worth as much as twenty six countries.

But at the time when the Diamond Gigantic Elephant performed the Mighty Elephant Stomp, Qing Shui was stunned. Even though he couldn't explain it clearly, but he knew that the Mighty Elephant Stomp was upgraded.

Large Success Stage!

The stomp contained a strength of almost forty countries.

Even though the Mighty Elephant Stomp was really powerful, it's true power would only be drawn out when used against a group of people. If the difference in strength wasn't significant however, the Mighty Elephant Stomp wouldn't be of much use. But this would be a different story if it was combined with other compatible skills.

Suddenly, Qing Shui's eyes turned fierce. He thought about the Heavenly Talisman.

One of the Heavenly Talisman that Qing Shui felt was insanely strong.

"Body Securing Talisman!"

His body would be secured to one spot for three breaths time. During the time, the users wouldn't be able to leave the place, but they could still fight and defend.

All along, Qing Shui didn't really dedicate himself to learning this Heavenly Talisman. To say the least, he hadn't learned it for the awhile. However, Qing Shui has already decided to learn this 'Body Securing Talisman' properly. The reason being that it would come in handy when his opponent was attempting to escape. When Qing Shui saw Diamond Gigantic Elephant's Mighty Elephant Stomp, his eyes shone brightly.

If the 'Body Securing Talisman' was combined with the Mighty Elephant Stomp...

The Demon Beast Sect's Grand Elder spurted up the sky with his body and streaked across the sky like a shadow. However, the Demonic Beasts below were all crushed and killed. The enormous force once again cracked the earth. The terrifying tearing force clashed with Qing Shui's Mighty Elephant Stomp and caused an enormous crushing force.

Qing Shui looked at the Grand Elder who was in mid-air. An unknown flying beast suddenly appeared out of nowhere and caught the Grand Elder. It was about to escape.

Qing Shui took out the Soul Shaking Bell. Originally, he had planned to use the Red Crimson Bow. But eventually, he changed his mind and instead took out the Soul Shaking Bell which he had never used before.

The violet gorgeous bell possessed a unique and unusual strength. Qing Shui aimed the Soul Shaking Bell in his hand at the unknown flying Beast in mid-air and shook it.

A violet colored light shot out from the bell. It resembled smoke and mist.

Pu!

A soft colliding noise rang out. The next thing that followed was a mournful cry. The flying beast died immediately and fell down from the sky. Qing Shui summoned the Diamond Gigantic Elephant.

Qing Shui dodged it along with the Diamond Gigantic Elephant!

At the moment the Grand Elder dropped down, the Diamond Gigantic Elephant struck into him with its Gigantic Elephant Collision.

Ka-cha-cha!

Everything went silent!

Qing Shui looked at the area within a few hundred meters which was left with a ten meters deep imprint. The entire place was a mess. The ground was already dyed red by fresh blood with broken limbs and arms littered about. It looked mournful and dreary.

None of the intruders were kept alive. The five hundred people who came from Sword Tower and the two hundred from Demon Beast Sect all died in the battle. Even Heavenly Palace also lost more than a hundred Supreme Elders. However, Cang Wuya and the other two hundred people who watched over the coffin were the people who were truly useful and loyal to Heavenly Palace.

That was why Qing Shui let them kept watch beside the coffin.

This was because Qing Shui was able to predict the result of the battle. He was also taking the advantage of this battle to remove some of the decaying teeth of Heavenly Palace and the people who harbored bad intentions. Through the Old Ancestor, Qing Shui had found out quite a lot of things about the Heavenly Palace Elder Association.

The funeral continued on.

From this battle, a lot of the ordinary disciples in Heavenly Palace as well as other external forces had become aware of Qing Shui's true terrifying strength. The originally unstable Heavenly Palace once again regained its firmness which was solid like a mountain.

Other sects, on the other hand, they secretly sighed in sorrow. The future of the Heavenly Palace has been decided. Sword Tower was finished, and so was Demon Beast Sect.

The funeral went on all the way until the sky got dark. The Old Ancestor was finally buried in peace. The gravestone was carved by Fei Wuji, who cried sorrowfully. He felt really hurt. Even though it has been a really long time, he was still unable to let go of the incident at that time. Or else, he wouldn't have ignored the Old Ancestor.

He only found out that his grandfather was forced to kill his parents now. If he alone was already feeling so sad, how would his grandfather have felt? Killing his only son with his own hands, that must have hurt him a lot.

And also, who would have been able to understand the hardship of not being loved by parents since young?

The Donggong clan in Southern Viewing Ministry Continent, Fei Wuji remembered it deep in his heart.

Cang Wuya, Fei Wuji and Bai Gui guarded the grave together until nighttime. They had to guard it for seven days because this was the culture in Green Cloud Continent. Since Old Ancestor didn't have any children, his disciples and grandsons would have to be the one to look after it.

Qing Shui still intended to go to the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal at night. Since he didn't really share any relations with the Old Ancestor, he was only there during the daytime. Qing Shui remembered all the things that the Old Ancestor did for him deep in his heart. He would use other methods to pay him pack.

In the evening, Qing Shui went back to Cang Wuya's place. The two girls were also there. They had already prepared the food. After greeting the two girls, Qing Shui went up to take a bath.

Qing Shui changed into a new set of clothes and came down. He had dinner with the two girls. After telling them to rest early, he went upstairs straight away. This was because it was the time for him to enter the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal again for the day. Today, he wanted to stay in there for three hours straight at one go.

"Lousy Qing Shui, rotten Qing Shui! You still can't show any intimation even after you took advantage of sister!" Huoyun Liu-Li whispered behind Qing Shui.

"You impudent brat! What are you talking about!"

Qing Shui didn't stop his feet and ran up the stairs. He wanted to be closer to them, but he didn't want his relationship with the girls to be a reason for him to slow down his progress.

If he wanted an even better and secure relationships with them, he would need more strength. Otherwise, he wouldn't even be capable of protecting his own women.

Sword Tower has already been eliminated… The remnants should have more or less been disbanded. It's just that he was wondering how much treasures would be left behind in Sword Tower.

After seven days, Qing Shui planned to head to Demon Beast Sect. He felt that he should also have a look at Sword Tower.

The Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal!

Qing Shui entered the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. After he witnessed the Diamond Gigantic Elephant's breakthrough, he felt even more secure with this big fellow around.

At present, by combining his strength with the Diamond Gigantic Elephant, if he was to perform the Realm of One with Elephant and wield the insane Violet Gold divine Shield, Qing Shui felt that he might possibly for him to fight an ordinary First Grade Martial Saint to a standstill for half an hour. That's if the Violet Gold divine Shield could stand the impact and not break. But if it exceeded half an hour, he would have no choice but to suffer the fate of being chopped apart.

Compared to four years ago, Qing Shui's strength has already reached an extent which could topple the world. With the addition of the Diamond Gigantic Elephant's breakthrough, Qing Shui felt that he has established an incomparably steady position in Green Cloud Continent.

Since there were no Martial Saints in Green Cloud Continent, Qing Shui was confident that there was no one in the continent who was capable of beating him.

Even if a Martial Saint was to intrude the Heavenly Palace, as long as Qing Shui triggered the Violet divine Crystal, he was confident that he would be able to trap him there for eternity.

(note: fancy way to say kill him)

Qing Shui suddenly thought about the Diamond Gigantic Elephant's breakthrough, especially when he saw the power of the Mighty Elephant Stomp, he could already tell that the Mighty Elephant Stomp has been upgraded to the Large Success Stage.

Diamond Qi and Diamond Protection were both passive skills. They weren't able to be upgraded, but they were the most insane techniques. They helped permanently strengthened the Diamond Gigantic Elephant's strength and defense by one fold. Otherwise, the Diamond Gigantic Elephant wouldn't have been so powerful like now.

Mighty Elephant Stomp has achieved the Large Success Stage. It could draw out a strength which was five times stronger than its own physical strength and be used it against the ground.

There weren't any changes in the Gigantic Elephant Impetus.

But Qing Shui has already spotted an additional passive skill below the Diamond Qi and Diamond Protection. It's the Diamond Crossing Rivers.

Diamond Crossing Rivers: Passive skill, permanently increases Diamond Gigantic Elephant's speed by one fold.

"No wonder it could be so fast." Qing Shui secretly said. Originally, although the Diamond Gigantic Elephant wasn't really fast, it could still be considered to have an average speed compared to normal Demonic Beasts. Its main assets lied in its defense and physical strength.

But now, one passive skill was already more than enough to strengthen it by folds. Just like the saying 'adding wings to a tiger', this was exactly how Qing Shui was feeling at the moment.

Qing Shui was really satisfied. This passive skill was not inferior to the Mighty Elephant Stomp at all. For now, Qing Shui has experienced just how insane the Diamond Gigantic Elephant was. Three passive skills, all of which were extremely terrifying.

Later on, Qing Shui saw two skills which required 'Inner Core Qi'. He looked through it with interest.

Instantaneous Diamond Evasion: Triggered instantaneously in an area within a hundred meters. Speed would increase again by one fold.

Qing Shui remembered the terrifying speed shown by the Diamond Gigantic Elephant. He figured out that it was this battle skill which it used. To the current Diamond Gigantic Elephant, this was a terrifying battle skill because it managed to help it overcome its lack of speed in the past.

Following that, Qing Shui set his sight on the last battle skill which was shining.

Ferocious Diamond Attack!

Ferocious Diamond Attack: A physical attack launched by the Diamond Gigantic Elephant in an instant. It increases its offensive strength by up to one fold.



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