Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 805-806
AST 805 –Heart of Roc At the Small Success Stage
Heart of Roc！
Qing Shui felt that he was just a little bit away from reaching the small success stage but it was just hard to make a breakthrough and he felt quite depressed about this. When it was with the Roc Spreading Wings, it was still considered easy but this Heart of Roc was much more difficult. However, he felt that the Roc Combat Skills that would follow next might be even more difficult.
To a certain degree, having difficulty was a good thing. Amongst battle techniques, powerful techniques were not something which one could succeed in easily. Therefore, this was considered normal.
“Roc Spreading Wings”took him about five to six months to reach the small success stage but it seemed like it would take him seven to eight months to reach the small success stage for the Heart of Roc.
And this time around, Qing Shui felt that he was almost there. He should be able to reach the small success stage for the Heart of Roc in at most one day. He was full of anticipation for this moment’s arrival. The prowess of the Primordial Flame Balls which was going to be two times stronger than before was not something which could be undermined. That killing prowess could almost be a match for the five-colored poison.
Feeling tired, Qing Shui decided to take a small break before refining medicinal pills. He had the alchemy recipes for the Bone Tempering Pellet and Skin Tempering Pellet and he had medicinal herbs on hand as well. Therefore, Qing Shui decided to give them a go.
Qing Shui first sorted out the medicinal herbs before preparing them for easy access later. All medicinal herbs needed to be refined beforehand, otherwise, it would be more troublesome later and the success rate would also be lower. Most people would first refine them into powder.
Qing Shui added them in bit by bit in turn. He activated his spiritual sense to control the primordial flames which were now very powerful. He had a powerful spiritual sense, extremely precious Golden Flint Iron Cauldron and most importantly, the primordial flames.
When refining demon, fire could even take up 50% of the importance of the project. Many people tended to fail because of the lack of control on the fire. Qing Shui was considered to be quite lucky.
This process of refining took him one day. High grade medicinal pills took an exceptional amount of time to refine. If not because of that, they would not have been so expensive. However, Qing Shui was not concerned since he had the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal.
When that crisp sharp voice rang out, Qing Shui came to a stop happily. Everytime he performed alchemy, he would feel proud of his heaven-defying success rate. This was the difference. What that alchemists were the most proud of was to see whose success rate in alchemy was higher.
The more precious the medicinal pills, the lower the success rate and the harder it was to refine them. Each failure in attempting to refine precious medicinal pills was a great loss and this was also why precious medicinal pills were so expensive. There were times where there might not even be a single success attempt out of ten tries.
After 15 minutes, Qing Shui opened the Golden Flint Iron Cauldron and a faint scent was released. It was not an exceptionally nice scent but gave people the feeling that one would not feel sick of it no matter how long they were exposed to it.
There were 12 greenish brown colored medicinal pills in the Golden Flint Iron Cauldron, each of them glittering and translucent. Without a second thought, Qing Shui popped one into his mouth while storing the remaining pills into a porcelain bottle.
Very quickly, he sensed that the skin throughout his body was tightening up. It was as if something was tugging it. At the start, it felt very comfortable but eventually, although it did not feel uncomfortable, he had the feeling that his skin felt very tight and tensed.
This feeling continued for one whole hour. Qing Shui looked at his skin and did not notice any tremendous changes to it. However, through his spiritual sense, he could tell that there was stronger vitality to his skin and it was slightly tougher as well.
“Mmm, there’s still effect.”Qing Shui was very happy. Although the effect was not great, it was better than having none at all. Moreover, it was something which could be accumulated. He could take one once a month and there were no other restrictions.
Qing Shui then moved on to refining the Bone Tempering Pellet. Similarly, he took one right on the spot. He noticed that the strength of his bones had really increased a little as compared to before. Qing Shui’s bones were very strong to begin with but he had not expected to still be able to strengthen it more, even if it was just a little that it was almost insignificant.
Qing Shui did not refine the “divine Awakening Pellet”. He merely spent the rest of his time on his cultivation, waiting in anticipation for his breakthrough.
When Qing Shui left the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, it was just turning dark outside. A tempting fragrance of food welcomed him the moment he stepped out and he knew that they were in the midst of preparing dinner.
Qing Shui saw Qingqing coming out from the kitchen. In Qing Residence, cooking was not done by the servants but all women with time on their hands would help out, even Yiye Jiange, Di Chen and the others. That was why sometimes Qing Shui would help them out in the kitchen, taking the chance to also see what these beautiful ladies looked like in the kitchen.
“Sister, let me give you some things.”Qing Shui smiled and passed the remaining Skin Tempering Pellet and Bone Tempering Pellet to Qingqing.
“What are these?”Qingqing asked.
“Take one of each every month.”Qing Shui smiled and said.
“It’s for increasing your cultivation.”Qing Shui then continued to say.
The medicinal herbs for the Skin Tempering Pellet and Bone Tempering Pellet were extremely precious but the martial arts that Qing Shui cultivated were the best ones to temper one’s body and thus the effect taking these pills had on him were almost insignificant. If the Ancient Strengthening Technique had reached the seventh heavenly layer, Qing Shui feel that these pills would not have any effect on him. This was why he had given all of them to Qingqing. Although it would not have much effect on him, the same did not go for Qingqing.
Qing Shui let Qingqing go back to her room and take one of each while he went into the kitchen. It was still relatively early and it would probably still be about another hour before dinner was ready. Recently, Qing Clan had been having their dinner later. This was also why Qing Shui told Qingqing to head back to her room first to take the pills.
There was Qing Yi and Qing Shui’s two aunts in the kitchen, as well as Qing Bei, Di Qing, Di Chen and Canghai Mingyue. The rest of the people were in the hall, some playing with the kids while others were chatting.
“Brother Shui!”On seeing Qing Shui, Qing Bei called out happily.
When the others saw him, they told him to head to the hall. Usually, guys would not enter the kitchen. However, he just smiled and said, “I’ll make some food for the kids.”
Qing Shui stood between Canghai Mingyue and Di Chen. What he was making was crabs. It was good for the kids to have more seafood;they’ll grow to become more intelligent. Canghai Mingyue and Di Chen stood beside him and watched as he prepared it.
Canghai Mingyue knew that Qing Clan was making it for Qing Zun and Qin Yin. The other two kids were still too young and could not eat them yet. But no matter what Qing Shui made, he would always save a portion for Luan Luan and Yuchang. To him, the two of them were also kids.
Each of the crabs he was making now were the size of two palms and just one of them was sufficient for the younger kids to be full. Even Luan Luan and Yuchang would be almost full with that.
“Mingyue, in the past, did Qing Shui cook a lot of good food for you?”Di Qing walked over and smiled, asking to Canghai Mingyue.
“Mmm, that’s right.”Canghai Mingyue smiled and said.
Hearing this, Qing Shui knew that he needed to make more portions.
“Now, he only dotes on the kids. Whatever we want to eat, we’ll have to make it ourselves.”Di Qing grinned, seeming as if there was no implied meaning behind her words.
“That’s right. In the past, he doted on me the most. But now, I don’t even know where I stand as his younger sister.”Qing Bei pouted and said.
Qing Shui rubbed his head and answered helplessly with a smile, “Everyone will have a share tonight.”
That night, Qing Shui did not need to go back to the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. After playing with the kids for a while, everyone went back. The kids had dozed off and Qing Shui left together with Di Chen.
“Aren’t you going to sleep?”Seeing that Qing Shui had entered her room, Di Chen asked.
“I am. I’ve decided to sleep here tonight.”Qing Shui said shamelessly.
“Qing Shui!”Di Chen chided softly.
“I know, don’t worry, I won’t eat you up.”Qing Shui carried Di Chen and headed for the bedroom.
“Ahh, you rascal.”Di Chen pounded Qing Shui angrily as a flush of red appeared on her face.
This lady, who was like a goddess from the heavens, gave Qing Shui a great mental impact. Although he could not really have se* with her, he could at least enjoy the mental impact he could feel when he was together with her.
Qing Shui hugged Di Chen as he sat on her bed. The bed was soft and comfortable, pure white with not a trace of dust. The entire room had a faint fragrance which was similar to the fragrance on Di Chen.
“You’re not allowed to touch me. In the future, I’ll be yours.”Di Chen said softly.
Both Qing Shui and Di Chen were wearing thin nightwear. Under the moonlight, her beautiful figure was fully displayed.
Qing Shui hugged Di Chen and said with affirmation, “Is your husband someone who can’t hold it in? When you don’t agree to it, I won’t make you do something that you don’t want.”
“It’s not that I’m not willing to. Can you give me a little time?”Di Chen hugged Qing Shui lightly and said.
“So.. you’re willing to do it with me?”Qing Shui grinned.
“You rascal. Would you only be satisfied to have me say such obscene stuff?”Di Chen pounded Qing Shui angrily.
“That’s not true. I just want you to say it only to me. Chen`er, don’t you think that saying it will make it sound special? Between the two of us, if you’re still so restrained, won’t we lose out a lot of fun? There won’t be the fun feelings a couple share when they’re together.”Qing Shui smiled and flipped over to be on top of Di Chen. The thin night wear was not able to hide the beautiful sensations between them.
“There’s no good guys in this world. Even you’re like this.”Di Chen was not angry but she just chided, feeling embarrassed.
The next afternoon, a huge flying beast stopped above Heavenly Palace.
Five-headed Golden Eagle!
The Golden Eagle was about a hundred meters in size and a glittery gold. What was weird was that it had five glittery gold heads. It was a Five Fate Golden Eagle. A demonic beast’s head usually represented how many lives the beast had. The legendary Nine Headed Snake King and Nine Headed divine Bug were said to each have nine lives.
However, this wasn’t something that was absolute. Ordinary demonic beasts usually had only one head and they would die with just one attack. However, for those with multiple heads, one would need to smash all of them completely. Even if one was still around, the beast would not be killed. And demonic beasts with multiple heads tended to be especially strong and one could only start attacking them from the head. This was also why it was said that the number of heads represented how many lives the beast had. If a person had the absolute power to crush them all in one go, then the beast would have only just one life.
Qing Shui was stumped. Di Chen’s master should have left her for quite a while. Was her cultivation not strong enough to bring Di Chen back to Di Clan? Or was it because Di Chen must find a guy she likes to bring her back?
“Qing Shui, I’m heading off!”
Many people from Qing Clan came out. They all knew that Di Chen had to leave temporarily.
AST 806 –Di Chen leaving, Golden Needles Purifying The Marrow!
A lot of the people from Qing Clan came out including Cang Wuya and Elder Ge. They were all aware that Di Chen would be leaving temporarily.
At this moment, an old granny with crane hairstyle came down from the huge Five-headed Golden Eagle. Even though the old woman had white hair, there weren't any wrinkles on her face.
"Master!" Di Chen smiled as she pulled the old granny's hand.
"You're all grown up. You look matured and even more beautiful now, not to mention you have found someone that you love." The wise old woman pulled Di Chen and said gently. From her look, it could be seen that she really pampered Di Chen.
"Master, you're laughing at me…" Di Chen said embarrassingly.
"Elder Ge, congratulations on recovering and taking a huge leap in your strength." The old granny smiled at Elder Ge.
"Old Woman, you left so inappropriately at that time. You left silently and entrusted the Misty Hall Palace to little brat Chen. Now that you're back, you want to take Little Brat Chen away. What do you want?" Elder Ge said it in a really calm tone. However, anyone would be able to tell that the two had known each other for a long time and that they were really familiar and on good terms with each other.
"The Old Ancestor is gone, yet I'm unable to come back to show my respect to him. Please let me do it today." The old granny revealed a sad look when she mentioned the Old Ancestor of Heavenly Palace.
"Old woman, let's stop talking about it, the Old Ancestor should finally be able to rest in peace now considering that those people from sixty years ago finally got what they deserved." Elder Ge said happily.
"The people from Eastern Palace Aristocrat Clan died?" The old woman asked in shock.
"Not only have they died, the entire clan was wiped out." Elder Ge sounded agitated when he was saying it.
"The Old Ancestor is a good man. Good-heartedness would often be met with recompense. Who knows who the Eastern Palace Aristocrat Clan provoked to cause their own annihilation after sixty years?"The old granny sighed and spoke in a gratified tone.
"Haha, of course they were eliminated by the Heavenly Palace. Here, let me introduce you to Qing Shui, the person whom the Old Ancestor entrusted to take over his position before he passed away. It was also Qing Shui who eliminated the Eastern Palace Aristocrat Clan." Elder Ge sounded really friendly.
"Qing Shui? He did it all by himself?" The old woman left her mouth open in shock and asked in disbelief.
She was in both disbelief and shock for quite a while. She was now really confused. She secluded herself from the world for twenty years, which basically meant that she locked herself away from twenty years worth of messages from the world. Now that she was out, the only thing she had in her mind was her one and only disciple.
"Hello granny, thank you for looking after Chen`Er." Qing Shui smiled as he greeted the old granny.
The old woman looked at Qing Shui with her eyes getting brighter and brighter. She didn't hold back with her praise for him: "Little brat, you're truly a lucky one."
The old woman smiled at Di Chen. She has already made her meaning clear from those words. After that, she proceeded to smile at Qing Shui: "Chen`Er and you really suit each other well. I feel really at ease. Don't feel hurried, there is still a long way for you to go. Very quickly, I'll let her return to your side. Bring me to burn an incense for the Old Ancestor."
The old granny burned an incense stick for the Old Ancestor in front of his grave. This was the graveyard of Heavenly Palace. It was located a bit farther away in a relatively secluded spot on the Heavenly Palace Mountain. Otherwise, the tomb would have very likely been dug up by Zuoshi Clan.
Both Di Chen and the old granny were gone. The place they left for was in the northern part of Green Cloud Continent at a place with higher altitude. It snowed all year long in that place. The reason why the old woman told Qing Shui the location was because she wasn't able to give him a specific time of how long they would be gone for.
Di Chen's departure caused Qing Shui to feel a bit empty. But he knew that she had gone to cultivate her martial techniques. It should be the martial art technique that was near breakthrough.
Qing Shui was suspicious of the strength of Di Chen's master. She had the strength of a Grade Ten Martial Saint, which Qing Shui was unable to comprehend because twenty years ago, she shouldn't have been at Martial Saint.
That being the case, Di Chen's strength might be able to take yet another huge leap. ……
Qing Qing underwent a huge change after taking in the Bone and Skin Refining Pills. This was because one's innate talent had a lot to do with the toughness of their bones. Qing Qing was very talented and had decent innate skills. Unfortunately, she was past the best time for cultivation. Her bones were already too weak now.
During this time, a Mysterious Fruit has already been stored. In another years time, another one would ripen. These kind of things were unusually precious considering that only one would ripen every five hundred years.
The Mysterious Fruit only had a one out of a hundred chance of success. One would have been considered to run into enormous luck if they were to really succeed. However, the luck was still too vivid. The success rate might be higher if he was to use it for himself considering that the Nature Energy that he possessed also had some effect for it. Other than that, it was also because he was the owner of the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. Hence, the chance for him to succeed would be a lot higher.
After all, a one out of a hundred rate was too small.
Qing Shui reached the conclusion to use other methods after multiple thoughts. He could use the Gold Needle to help her cleanse her impurities and help her nurture her constitution again after that. Finally, he could also use the Rainbow Trout Fish and other stuff from the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal to assist her further. He also had some of the medicinal pills he made himself.
For now, the Tiger Vitality Pill was still constantly being used. In the future, he might need to use both the Plum Blossom Wine and Vermillion Fruit Wine. Prior to this, it was mainly because he never used it often but later on, he might have to consume it every few days.
Qing Shui looked at the Mysterious Fruit and eventually still put it down after multiple hesitations. Qing Shui felt that now was an inappropriate time to use it. He wanted to wait for a little while longer. Perhaps, it would have even greater use by then.
After Di Chen left, Qing Shui didn't have things to do in the afternoon. Hence, he called Qing Qing with the intention to help her perform the Gold Needle Acupuncture and Gold Needle Constitution Nurturing. Of course, most importantly, it was to help her cleanse her impurities.
Qing Shui also conveniently helped the three generations of Qing Clan to perform the Gold Needle Cleansing. In the past, it was mainly because their cultivation level was too low that he didn't do it. Now that they were at Xiantian Realm, it would be quick for the results to show. Furthermore, he was also more available now.
Qing Shui told the others to not interrupt him. He spent the whole afternoon doing it with unusually smooth progress. He stopped only after black stuff started coming out of Qing Qing's body and dirtied her pajamas.
Qing Qing screamed upon seeing the stuff and smelling the unpleasant smell on her body. She blushed and rushed into the bathroom.
Qing Shui smiled and walked out of the room. Almost half of the noon has passed. Qing Qing had a lot of impurities in her body. However, other people wouldn't have had any less the first time they cleansed their bodies. Furthermore, Qing Shui's current Gold Needle Cleansing could only be considered to be really trivial and nothing compared to epiphany. Despite that being the case, a lot of impurities were still removed from Qing Qing's body.
The mysterious features of the Gold Needle were undisputable. If other people found out that Gold Needle could actually be used for impurities cleansing, they would definitely drop their jaws. This kind of cleansing method couldn't be used constantly. It could only be used once every few years or else it would put a lot of stress to the body.
This kind of impurities cleansing acupuncture was actually quite time consuming. However, Qing Shui planned to carry out the acupuncture for two people everyday. Qing Qing also felt a bit embarrassed when she saw Qing Shui after she came out.
Qing Shui knew why. He smiled and said: "Sister, you don't have to feel embarrassed. I also went through the same thing on the first time I did it. In fact, everyone would end up the same. The more impurities that come out, the better. In the future, there will be less and less."
"Yeah." Qing Qing responded with a smile after she heard Qing Shui's words. She also looked a lot more relaxed because this was her own blood-related brother.
"How does it feel?" Qing Shui smiled and asked.
"It feels really refreshing, it feels as if my body has become a lot lighter. My cultivation level has also broken through by a grade……" Qing Qing said in joy.
"Yeah, remember to take both the Bone and Skin Refining Pellets once a month." Qing Shui reminded Qing Qing. In a way, it was counted as him looking after his sister. He gave her all of the Bone and Skin Refining Pellets. In fact, it was impossible for him to refine more of them for the time being.
The next day, Qing Shui led the group to tame some demonic and flying beasts. Qing Qing also went along. Qing Shui had already refined a few Beast Taming Pellets. He gave each of them five of the pellets.
Heavenly Palace Mountain was a really huge mountain. There were a lot of demonic beasts deep inside the rear part of the mountain. It was just that the grades of the demonic beasts weren't as high. They were all mostly around Martial King with all of them being lower than Grade Ten Martial Kings. Otherwise, the Heavenly Palace wouldn't have been so peaceful.
"Brother Shui, you need to help me tame a flying beast." Qing Bei said agitatedly.
"Brother Qing Shui, I'm ok with anything as long as it's pleasing to my eyes. It would be even better if it looked tall and powerful." Qing You showed an honest smile.
Qing Qing looked at them and didn't say anything.
"That's a red sparrow. It looks so beautiful, unfortunately, it's too small." Qing Bei pointed towards the bird in the sky and said in a gloomy tone.
The Red Sparrow was around three feet long. Its entire body was covered with red feathers and it had a really loud and clear chirping noise. Most of them travelled in groups and loved eating things such as locusts and worms. It had a relatively low combat strength even though its physical appearance looked quite good.
"Look at that, Scarlet Horse." Qing Shui pointed at the war horse that was running towards them from far away.
Qing Shui felt really puzzled. He ran into two types of demonic beasts today which were both red. The Scarlet Horse was basically almost the same as the Ferghana Horse that he met in his past incarnation except its head was about twice as large as that of the Ferghana Horse. It was four meters long and almost two meters long. It also possessed tenacious muscle and had outstanding endurance. Actually, the Scarlet Horse was quite common in the market. A lot of luxurious carts were pulled by the Scarlet Horse. Not only did it look good, it also possessed decent strength and endurance. Pairing it up with luxurious carts would make them look more high-class than ordinary beast carts. Ordinary young girls and upper-class women would find sitting in such really enjoyable.
They slowly made their way deep into the Heavenly Palace Mountain. This area wasn’t really that dangerous, a lot of the disciples from Heavenly Palace would practice their martial arts here. Nevertheless, they wouldn’t do it too deep inside the cave. It was not that Martial Saint Demonic Beasts would appear here, it was because the disciples from Heavenly Palace didn’t have sufficient strength to
Since the place belonged to the Heavenly Palace, powers from other regions wouldn't enter the place, which was why very few people would be seen inside Heavenly Palace Mountain.
"Earth Rock Beast! I want to tame this one!" Qing You shouted out in surprise.
The Earth Rock Beast was about three meters tall and seven meters long. It's entire body was covered up with incomparably sturdy rocks and it possessed the earth element. It was slightly faster than horses in terms of speed. A Peak Xiantian Demonic Beast that was capable of executing rock type attacks.
As of now, Qing You was already a Grade One Martial King. To put it bluntly, he possessed strength which was slightly above that of the Earth Rock Beast. It was normal for Grade One Martial King to tame Demonic Beasts at Peak Xiantian realm. Unless they were Beast Tamers, it was really tough for ordinary people to tame Demonic Beasts which were even stronger than themselves.
"Be careful." Qing Shui said with a smile. Since he was here, he would definitely not let anything happen to Qing You.
Qing You pulled out his gigantic axe and charged towards the Earth Rock Beast.
As Qing Shui noticed that the method of using an axe was really similar to using that of a sickle, he planned to make Qing You used the Evil Dragon's Tooth in the future. This would save some effort in helping him look for weapons.
Luckily, Qing You happened to be able to suppress the Earth Rock Beast with his strength. Despite this, it didn't necessarily mean that Qing You would surely win this match. Things were really unpredictable on a battlefield.
When the Earth Rock Beast abruptly stomped the ground, a row of sharp rocks rapidly penetrated through the rocky surface and emerged on the surface of the ground. Qing You soared up into the air. He swung the enormous axe in his hand and once again slashed the Earth Rock Beast.
Battling the Earth Rock Beast on the ground and mountains was the same as battling an Earth Dragon Beast except the Earth Dragon Beast was many times stronger than the Earth Rock Beast. However, because they shared almost the same abilities, Earth Rock Beasts at Peak Xiantian Realm were able to be evenly matched with human warriors at Peak Martial King.
The strength of the Earth Rock Beast would multiply several times when it battled on the ground and in mountains. Adding on that its strength already exceeded past that of human warriors at the same grade, it was almost as strong as Qing You who was currently at Grade One Martial King.
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