Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 709-710
AST 709 - Hai Dongqing, Soul Control
Qing Shui's sudden move had caused many people to be shocked, at that moment, there was deafening silence that surrounded them.
Hai Tian's eyes had a trace of magnificent vigor after he had witnessed what Qing Shui did. He smiled without restraint, as he felt happy for the remaining members of the Hai Clan.
"You dared to kill my fifth brother! You dared kill the people of my Luo Clan! Kill him!" A seemingly middle-aged man ordered to the other people of the Luo Clan after he had shouted at Qing Shui.
The Luo Clan members wielded their weapons and rushed towards Qing Shui. Amongst these people, only the elder that he killed a while ago had a decent strength, the rest of them were not even worth a glance.
The two people that the Luo Clan had sent were the brothers of the Luo Clan's clan head. Qing Shui had already killed one, the one who spoke earlier was the youngest brother amongst the siblings.
At this moment, everyone from the Luo Clan rushed towards Qing Shui!
"Let's attack too and kill them!"
"That's right, kill them!" The Hai Clan members shouted angrily.
The remaining people saw that Qing Shui confronted the enemy alone and wanted to offer their help to him. However, before they could even join him, Qing Shui held them back. "Just observe first and hold the lines, there is no need for everyone to take action. Consider this as my gift to Miss Dongqing!"
After that, Qing Shui became like a tiger amongst a flock of sheep, his hands moved around like butterflies. Every time he attacked, someone would die. This could no longer be considered as killing, instead, it was an art.
Hai Dongqing stood there in a daze with tears in her eyes. She gazed at Qing Shui's figure as it moved back and forth, her heart felt exceptionally tranquil and comforted.
She felt like she was pampered, this was the first time she experienced this feeling in her whole life. He said that when he had found the Immortal Fox, he would give her a present. Now, she realized that the present was not the Medicinal Pills, instead, this was the present that he intended to give her.
Within this 15 minutes, it became incredibly silent!
"Brothers of the Hai Clan, please put all of their corpses on the carriage outside and find someone to send them to the Luo Clan." Qing Shui said as he thought of last night. He remembered that the Luo Clan had wanted to kill him, and even said they would kill them all earlier. Thus, he decided to be more vicious. There was no need for him to maintain cordiality, if he kept silent, they might think that he was easy to bully.
Now that he had the abilities, it was fine for him to be arrogant to a certain degree. In order to be arrogant, one must have the abilities to back himself up first, or else he would end up in trouble.
Qing Shui's words had caused the members of the Hai Clan to erupt into cheers, they felt very unpleasant when they had been suppressed by the enemies to their death. If it was not for their determination and wisdom, they might have ended up leaving just like the other people.
Everyone from the Luo Clan was killed, not a single one was spared. At this moment, Qing Shui slowly walked to Hai Dongqing. When she saw Qing Shui, she started to cry as she could no longer held it in.
However, a splendid smile was still on her face, it was a smile full of melancholy and charm. If one would ever see it, they would feel extremely heartbroken at first but, they would lather realize the joy she had inside of her heart.
"Come, let's go and check out the Tu Clan." Qing Shui smiled at Hai Dongqing.
However, Hai Dongqing just threw herself into Qing Shui's embrace and could not help herself but to cry. During these days, she had been restrained to the extreme, then suddenly, she discovered someone who was willing to shoulder all of these for her.
Especially when they came and she saw the carriages, she felt as if needles had pricked her heart. Although her expression did not change, she felt deep inside her that she was trapped at the boundaries of life and death.
She hugged Qing Shui's neck tightly, just like a drowning person holding onto someone who had saved her.
Qing Shui did not expect this to happen, he always thought that she was a very resilient woman. But now he knew, that even a very resilient woman would have her weak moments, furthermore, she was still a girl.
He gently patted the back of this devastatingly beautiful woman in his arms, he would be lying if Qing Shui denied did not have any feelings about it. However, Qing Shui had forced himself to not have any stray thoughts, he did his best to think of her helplessness and hesitations. This way, his thoughts would not go astray..
"It's already fine, if you keep crying like that then you won't look pretty anymore......"
Qing Shui did not know what to say, so he could only attempt to console Hai Dongqing in a half-joking manner.
Hai Dongqing hugged Qing Shui tightly, as though she wanted to melt into his body. She did not know how much this had tested Qing Shui's determination.
That soft and flexible body was glued on to Qing Shui tightly. A faint fragrance had entered his nose while her breasts pressed onto to him, these provoked him to had some wicked thoughts and be restless. He could feel the emotions of Hai Dongqing, he just hugged her back tightly and made no sound, as he tried to gave her his warmth.
After many breaths of time, Hai Dongqing gently pushed Qing Shui away, she blushed as she said: "Thank you!"
"En, I'm fine now!"
"They indeed have fooled around with each other. If I was that man, even if I died, it would be worth it." A youth amongst the Tu Clan members said in a daze as he watched Qing Shui and Hai Dongqing.
"Stop being stupid. This kind of woman is trouble, a regular man would not be able to handle it." An old man said as he shook his head and sighed.
"I know, that's why I said that I would be satisfied if I could just have her for one day." The youth answered while still in a daze.
The old man shook his head speechlessly!
"Fourth Uncle, do you think that the Luo Clan can bring this woman away?" Another youth asked the old man. "Stop brooding about those things, just think about whether if we are able to leave this place alive today." The old man frowned even more.
"Would he attack us, the Tu Clan?" The youth looked incredulously at the old man.
"Why wouldn't he dare?" The old man shook his head and turned away, as he looked towards Qing Shui and Hai Dongqing, who had walked towards them.
At this moment, the Hai Clan disciples who had moved the corpses of the Luo Clan members returned. Every one of them had an excited expression, as what had happened earlier made them all feel hot-blooded .
"Sir and Miss, we have completed the task that was ordered." A middle-aged Hai Clan male had bowed and said.
"Great, wait for me to finish off the members of the Tu Clan first. If the Luo Clan's old man does not come out, then we will go to the Luo Clan." Qing Shui smiled and nodded gently at the middle-aged man.
"We will obey Sir's instructions!" The middle-aged man withdrew happily after he replied.
Qing Shui and Hai Dongqing walked over to the Tu Clan members in a composed manner. He smiled gently at them, this smile had caused many of the Tu Clan members to tremble.
This man had killed tens of the Luo Clan members without blinking just awhile ago and was not even stained with their blood, his current demeanor had caused them to feel a chill.
"The Tu Clan right? Coming to the Hai Clan to show off your might?" Qing Shui spoke to the tall and sturdy man.
"This matter is between the Tu Clan and the Hai Clan, I advise sir to not interfere so as to not get into any trouble. If you leave now, I can let you go." Tu Gang frowned as he spoke to Qing Shui.
"Brother, wait for a moment!"
At this moment, a pleasant voice that had a certain charm to it was heard, which had caused his body to not be able to utilize any strength.
"Heartstring Enticement, a technique to control the spirit?" Qing Shui's spirit energy was sufficiently strong, so there were no changes. But many people had entered into a drunk-like state.
Qing Shui quietly lamented about the strength of this technique, this voice had the effect of controlling the soul, as long as one heard her voice and their spirit energy could not resist it, they would be charmed to an idiotic state. If it were stronger, it might even be able to cause the target to permanently turn into a fool, as though the soul was taken away.
Qing Shui glanced in the direction of the voice and saw a woman. He was not able to guess her age, she was dressed in black clothes and had a strange glow to her. She appeared as though she was a spirit of the night in this gloomy Cold Ice City. Below her feet was a pair of snow-white boots that made her black dress seemed even brighter.
Her figure was as enchanting as the devil's, when contrasted with the black dress, her skin appeared to be even more snow white. She had soft black hair, slender neck, and eyes as dark as onyx, her nose was as elegant as white jade. She had a faint smile that seemed gently, giving off a boundless charm.
This was a female that was in between a woman and a girl, she had the charm of a matured woman but the spirit and refreshing aura of a girl.
"Big Miss Tu Ling!"
After a period of time, people start to wake up and greeted her.
Just a casual word from her that was not directed at anyone had caused such an effect, Qing Shui carefully circulated his Nature Energy to its peak.
"Hello, I am Tu Ling!" The girl's charming voice resounded, directed at Qing Shui.
In that instant, Qing Shui felt his thoughts got distracted, but very soon, his Nature Energy broke the spell. At the same time, the Yin-Yang Image in his sea of consciousness spun faster.
Qing Shui did not conceal that moment of distraction, he even dragged it out longer. He turned his head to look at this woman called Tu Ling.
"Sir, if you withdraw, I can agree to any of your conditions, alright?" The girl said to Qing Shui again, her voice seemed even more enticing.
A 'soul controlling' energy that was stronger than earlier rushed at Qing Shui but his Nature Energy and Yin-Yang Image had resisted it.
Now, Qing Shui knew that this woman already had started her attack towards him. If his spirit energy was insufficient, he would have been bewitched by her, that would probably be the time she would make her killing move.
"Sir, how about I dance for you!" The charm in this girl's voice increased again, at the same time, without waiting for Qing Shui to answer, she sky walked and started dancing in the air at about half a person's height.
Her dance did not seem flirtatious or wanton but instead, it caused people to felt that it was pretty, a spirit-shaking pretty dance that would cause one to slowly descend into the 'world' she had established
Spirit Slaying dance!
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AST 710 - To meet with unexpected failure? Anger, Kill
Spirit Slaying Dance!
This was a murderous dance that was unique to Tu Ling. Under the effects of the Spirit Slaying Dance, even those with resolute natures would gradually die as their heart ruptured.
At first, Qing Shui had felt that intense attraction, which was like a kind of losing himself. He wanted to follow the dance and to be engrossed in its movements.
However, he knew that the opponent was using this method to entice him. It was possible that the instant he was engrossed in the dance, she would make a fatal move.
Qing Shui used his Nature Energy to resist against the opponents enticement. He felt that this girl was both an angel and a devil, with the air of an angel but the charm of a devil.
’’Was my dance good?’’ The girl's gentle lips slightly curved up. Her tone was had become more soothing, to the point it could induce lethargy.
’’It was nice but I did not like it.’’ Qing Shui shook his head.
Tu Ling's eyes brightened, as she moved in the sky like leaves falling off a tree. ’’Why do you think that?’’
’’There was an intense killing intent coming from you, and your murderous dance had flaws to it. If you can get rid of your thick desire to murder, then the might of your 'murderous dance' may improve by many folds.’’ Qing Shui smiled gently.
’’Sir understands dances?’’ Tu Ling looked suspiciously at Qing Shui.
’’I do not understand dances. I only understand the art of killing and could feel your desire to murder. That shows that you were not successful.’’ Qing Shui looked at this girl that could be classified as a disaster.
’’I came today to discuss something with sir. What do you think?’’ Tu Ling thought for a while before descending down to the ground.
’’I do not have much time, so speak quickly!’’ No changes could be observed in Qing Shui but he did not relax the Nature Energy in his body.
’’The Tu Clan and the Hai Clan may have had some disputes in the past but they were nothing major. My father sent me here to talk with you, in hopes that we could make peace with each other and together deal with the Luo Clan. What do you think?’’ The girl's expression seemed serious, as she hesitated a little before speaking in a soft voice.
Qing Shui did not say anything and only blankly stared at the girl in front of him as he thought about the meaning of her words. He knew that the reason she had hesitated was because she had the desire to kill him and was thinking of ways to do so.
’’If you agree, not only can our two clans make peace, but it would show that I still look good. Here, take a look.’’ Tu Ling's body trembled a little, and her wonderful long body exuded a shocking charm at that moment. The spiritual and graceful charm was much higher than it had been when she was dancing.
She squinted her eyes and exuded a fatal attraction. With her earlier subtle actions, Qing Shui's mind went blank for an instant.
Just at that moment, the girl took action, her pretty figure moving incredibly quickly. She held a dark gold foot-long dagger in her hands and stabbed it towards Qing Shui's neck.
By the time Qing Shui had recovered from his stupor, he discovered that his body was a little stiff. The Qi of the Ancient Strengthening Technique and Nature Energy were rapidly helping him to recover but it seemed that he had no way to avoid that extraordinarily sharp dagger.
Meeting with unexpected failure!
Qing Shui finally understood how it felt to meet with unexpected failure. It was a pity that he was not able to avoid this attack. If he had a little more time, just a little more time, it would be sufficient to save himself.
However, there was no medicine for regret. He could only watch as the cruel smile of that girl's face approached. Her pretty smile belied her nature as a true killer.
Just as Qing Shui resigned himself to fate, a hand blocked the dagger. A figure stood in between Qing Shui and that dagger, helping him to avoid it.
That dagger pierced that palm and touched his chest, causing Qing Shui to be pushed away.
When Qing Shui saw that Hai Dongqing had appeared, he knew she had used the Luan's Strength to raise her speed to the peak of Martial Saint. With sufficient speed, she was able to block that attack. As for using her hand to block the attack, it was for insurance so that she could push Qing Shui away if needed....
Qing Shui supported Hai Dongqing and seeing her bleeding hand, he hurriedly took out the Golden Medicinal Salve and poured it on the wound. Just at this moment, Tu Ling attacked once again, the dagger in her hand gleaming coldly as it struck towards Qing Shui's neck.
Qing Shui did not even look before taking a step back. He was extremely angry now. Tu Ling was as pretty as a flower, and yet her heart was so vicious. In his anger, Qing Shui kicked out with all his strength, refusing to let the same thing occur again.
Tiger Tailwhip Kick!
Furthermore, the kick would definitely hit because Qing Shui had given up defending and only used 'Minute Subtlety' to avoid the dagger. As a result, there was a small wound on his neck but the arteries were not cut.
The full strength of his kick was not something that Tu Ling could endure. Even though he did not use the Big Dipper Sword, Violet Gold divine Shield, or Heavenly Talismans to increase his abilities, his kick still blasted apart this beautiful girl.
Qing Shui was truly angry. He knew he had almost died because he was careless, but he was still angry. Qing Shui did not feel any remorse over killing such a beautiful yet deadly girl at all.
Hai Dongqing watched as Qing Shui tended to her wound. She felt pain in her hand but not in her heart. Her heart felt warm as she remembered Qing Shui's anger when that girl interrupted him while he tended to her wounds.
’’Does it hurt?’’ Qing Shui held Hai Dongqing's hand and asked in concern.
’’It doesn't, not even a little bit!’’ Hai Dongqing gently smiled. She felt happy to being able to do something for Qing Shui.
The death of the girl from the Tu Clan would trigger the start of the battle between the Tu Clan and the Hai Clan. Tu Ling was one of the Tu Clan's trump cards, but Qing Shui didn't know why she had appeared so early.
Those who knew Tu Ling feared her like one would fear snakes and scorpions. Those who did not know her true nature would want to take advantage of her. The number of people who had died by her hands was too many, but it could not compare to the number of men who had died to her beauty.
’’Dongqing, go to the side and wait for me.’’ Qing Shui told Hai Dongqing to wait for him with the Hai Clan.
’’You must be careful!’’ Hai Dongqing muttered this sentence before going over to the Hai Clan members. It would not suitable for her to participate in this kind of battle situation. Although she wasn't severely injured, she would not be able to hold a sword for three to five days.
As Qing Shui slowly walked towards the Tu Clan members, the middle-aged man from earlier shouted: ’’Kill him, everyone attack together!’’
Qing Shui had shocked many by killing a lot of people earlier. As a result, there were some people among the Tu Clan who did not want to rush forward but were pushed by the people behind.
Mighty Elephant Stomp!
When the opponents entered his attack range, Qing Shui just directly used a Mighty Elephant Stomp!
The strength of 7500 countries exploded out, instantly killing most of the people in front. Although Qing Shui had not used the Mighty Elephant Stomp against enemies for a long time, its power had increased significantly now that the abilities of his body had been raised.
If he could train the Mighty Elephant Stomp to the Great Perfection Stage, its might would be even greater.
There were a few fortunate old man with strong abilities who evaded. That tall and sturdy middle-aged man managed to move out of the way as well. However, they all turned pale, and one of the old men was even vomiting out blood. Although he evaded the attack, the shockwaves still injured him.
They were shocked by Qing Shui's strength. The middle-aged man had only seen this level of strength from his father. It was said that the abilities of the Luo Clan's head were the most horrifying but the youth in front of him seemed even more horrifying.
Suddenly, Qing Shui eyebrows twitched, and he quickly threw out the Frosted Iron Ball!
Almost at the same time, an anxious voice was heard: ’’Jie`er, quickly retreat!’’
’’Too late!’’ Qing Shui's voice resounded in reply.
The members of the Tu Clan from earlier were all completely destroyed. This was very normal, as these people who had died were not the experts of the Tu Clan. Furthermore, with Qing Shui's improvements, these people weren't even worth mentioning.
A tall and sturdy old man with white hair and long white eyebrows led a few dozen people and walked over. It was a pity that he was too late, and the remaining people from the Tu Clan had all killed by Qing Shui's hidden weapons.
’’Tu Renxiong, how does it feel to see your son die? You were so determined in dominating Cold Ice City alone. I wonder which is more important to you, your son's life or dominating Cold Ice City?’’ Hai Tian smiled at the tall and sturdy old man across from him.
’’You coarse old fellow, you managed to escaped last night. I will slaughter your entire clan today.’’ The old man stared fiercely at Hai Tian as he gritted his teeth and fumed with rage.
The Hai Clan and the Tu Clan had a feud against each other, because the Tu Clan had wanted to replace the position of the Hai Clan. The Hai Clan knew of this intention so when the two clans met, they would naturally mock each other and make sarcastic remarks.
This time Qing Shui frowned, but he felt the situation was still under control. He could feel the old man had the strength of 9000 countries, the three people behind him had his own strength of about 8000 countries and the remaining ones were only at the abilities of 6000 countries.
This was the foundation of the Tu Clan. This amount of strength was still within Qing Shui's expectations but he was still a little surprised. The strength of the clans in Cold Ice City seemed stronger than usual.
If he had not broken through, he would have a hard time against these true experts of the Tu Clan. Even if he had used all his Demonic Beasts, he wouldn't have been certain about the results.
However Qing Shui did not feel pressured now after he had raised his abilities to their peaks. When he used the Seven Star Armored Vest and Godly Armor Shield, his defense exceeded 10000 countries. Although his attack was still somewhat weaker than that of the old man, Qing Shui had techniques that could weaken the latter until he would collapse from his first blow.
This was a kind of superiority.
Experience brought by suffering teaches wisdom. To a certain degree, everyone knew they had to be careful to guard against unexpected failure. Even so, there would be times where he would be unable to do anything.
Diamond Gigantic Elephant!
Qing Shui summoned the Diamond Gigantic Elephant and mounted it. By working with the Diamond Gigantic Elephant, he would have more that enough strength to deal with the people in front of him.
’’The Hai Clan is truly lacking in people. They still need an outsider to fight alone for them. I really pity you guys.’’ The tall and sturdy old man shouted loudly at Hai Tian, as though he wanted all of Cold Ice City to hear.
’’What are you shouting for? You can say whatever you want, but there is no glory for you. You are living under the thumbs of the Luo Clan and yet you are so happy about it. Is being the dog of someone else something to be proud of? I am not afraid of your master, not to mention you mongrel.’’ Hai Tian said seemingly without a care.
This was the first time Qing Shui saw cultivators with this level of strength scolding each other with vicious and infuriating words. If one didn't have a good attitude, it might actually be possible for him to vomit blood from hearing such insults and diatribes.