Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 825
AST 825 - Seventh level Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal
This time, the only thing that Qing Shui was glad about was probably his boost in strength. In any case, he still got both good and bad things out of it. It was just like the saying ’’the old man lost his mare but it all turned out for the best’’. Even though the woman had put him under a lot of pressure, it still wasn't counted as giving him a huge embarrassment. Things just didn't turn out that great. Nevertheless, he did manage to take advantage of her and considering that he got a significant strength boost, everything ended in a draw.
He was the one who woke her up and saved her, in any case, he was still considered to have saved her, it was just that the reward he got in return was a bit unique. However, it was something out of his control. Besides, the reward that he got was also already considered to be incomparably precious.
Seeing that it was almost time, Qing Shui immediately entered the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal along with the Fire Bird in mid-air. As soon as he entered, he was stunned by the sight in front of him. The space was so vast.
This was the first thing that Qing Shui felt. He rode on the Fire Bird and immediately circled around the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. It was approximately ten thousand meters long and wide, achieving a total distance of twenty Li.
Qing Shui was stunned. This was a space that belonged to only himself andi it just got upgraded! Now, without much thought, he could tell that the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal had ascended to the seventh level.
In the past, every time it went up by a level, the length and width of the realm would be expanded by only a few times, this time it expanded tenfold! It seemed like the seventh level achieved by the realm was also a crucial point.
This time, both its length and width actually expanded tenfold, looking at the current Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, Qing Shui felt incomparably happy. This was also given to him by that woman after all, it was because of her that he managed to attain such a level.
With both the length and width achieving twenty Li, it was already enough for use. This actually caused the original area of the medicinal herb pond to seem really small.
In the future, he could randomly plant medicinal herbs anywhere he wished. As he now observed the two ponds, with their diameters achieving five hundred meters each, he could see the originally crowded sea creatures had spread out.
Even the Spirited Snake Turtle was happily swimming inside the pond splashing and creating waves. Qing Shui could feel the joy it had deep within its heart.
The Nine-Petal Lotus inside the pond seemed to have grown to twice its previous size. Even though the area it covered became a lot bigger, since the pond had similarly expanded from the original hundred meters diameter up to five hundred meters diameter, the change didn't look significant.
The large Paulownia wood far away seemed a lot thicker than before. Contrary to what one might expect, the Paulownia wood appeared to be even smaller than before because of the increase in size of the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal.
The Hundred Blossom Tree had also grown a lot bigger. There now seemed to be very few of the huge patches of medicinal herbs from the past but one would realize that more of them had grown if they approached it. In the future, Qing Shui would need to plant more of the medicinal herbs and precious trees.
Among the medicinal herbs, Qing Shui noticed quite a few new medicinal herbs and trees. He was aware that the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal has upgraded, so these should most likely be the rewards from it. He didn't look through it thoroughly because he was planning to go have a look at the stone tablet in a while.
Qing Shui was filled with excitement. Since the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal had ascended to the seventh level, he really hoped that it would help provide him a major breakthrough. While thinking about all of this, he gradually approached the stone tablet at the corner of the pond.
The expansion of the realm has helped cause the stone tablet at the corner of the pond to grow bigger as well. Now, the stone tablet was four meters tall and two meters wide, double what it was before.
Qing Shui stood in front of the stone tablet and looked down.
Sixth Level Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, open!
Below was some description of the rewarded species. After that, Qing Shui moved his gaze to the description below.
Seventh Level Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, open!
It upgraded, this time, it really did! Even though previously, he was already certain that it had, Qing Shui only felt truly reassured when he saw the word ’’Open’’. Only after seeing the word would he truly feel at ease.
Feeling excited, Qing Shui continued to read downward. The rewards from Seventh Level Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal shouldn't be that bad, so he really looked forward to it.
He was rewarded with two Mysterious Fruit Trees. They would bear fruit every five hundred years. Upon consuming it, there was a one in a hundred chance the consumer would get an unexpected gain, for example, strength, defenses or speed multiplying, the user's techniques making a breakthrough or enabling the consumer to comprehend the five elemental secret of their techniques.
Qing Shui never expected the Mysterious Fruit Tree to be his first reward. He was even rewarded with two of them! Qing Shui might have already had one but for things like these, no one would complain about having too many, even if there were ten of them, the reason being that the success rate was only one in a hundred. If one's luck was poor they may not gain the effects even if they consumed a hundred of the fruits.
Now that there were two more, there would automatically be two Mysterious Fruits on the tree. The reward for attaining the seventh level were quite good. Qing Shui already started off with a great beginning.
A lot of luck has to be put at stake when consuming this fruit. Alternatively, it could also be refined into Fate Pills. However, each person could only take in the Fate Pill once. Hence, the only thing he could do was to test his luck. This was a really stimulating experience, once the time was right and he really got the one in a hundred chance, there was a high probability he would reach the heaven in a single bound.
(Note: Reach heaven in a single bound means instant success, an instant boost in strength)
Everything in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal also improved by a grade as a reward. The medicinal herbs got upgraded to thousand years medicinal herbs. Additionally, the total number of herbs also doubled.
Qing Shui stunned. He turned around to look at the medicinal herbs from before that he felt hadn't increased. In fact, because of the increase in size of the realm, there appeared to be fewer medicinal herbs. Now that he was standing in front of the stone tablet, there were medicinal herbs all around him. He only noticed that it had truly doubled upon observing it again thoroughly.
There were now two Flowers of Life. Furthermore, one more flower seemed to have grown. The fifth flower had finally bloomed, upon seeing this, Qing Shui felt really excited. After all, at the time when the realm upgraded to the sixth level, the fourth flower had just bloomed. It would take more than four years in the real world for the fourth flower to bloom. Most importantly, he had used it a few times in the middle of the process, hence, it would consume a lot of time.
But now, the fifth Flower of Life had completely bloomed, meaning it had saved him more than eight years of time in real life.
Not only did the quantity multiply in number, it also improved by a grade. Even though the Flower of Life was a medicinal herb, its petals were also categorized into different levels. A petal was equivalent to a grade. However, the years needed for it to bloom varied, the next flower would always take twice as long to bloom as the previous one.
The quantity of the rest of the medicinal herbs doubled. Their medicinal age also increased by a thousand years. This has helped him save about five years of time in real life. The reward from achieving the seventh level was truly amazing.
The amount of Five Elements Fruits and things like Strength-Enhancing Fruit didn't actually increase. There was an extra Vermilion Fruit. Nothing changed with the Peach of Immortality. The same also applied for 1000-year Gloomy Wood.
Qing Shui looked far into the distance. Nothing actually happened with the Demonic Beasts, however, the amount of Jade Emperor Bees had actually doubled. As for the Jade Emperor Queen Bee, there was still only one of it. As of now, there were already eight hundred Jade Emperor Bees.
Furthermore, they all broke through by a grade from their original grade. For example, from Grade One Martial King to Grade Two Martial King, not from Martial King straight up to Martial Saint.
Qing Shui was sensing each of them now. He felt incomparably happy. The strength of both the Fire Bird and Diamond Gigantic Elephant increased by a thousand countries. It wasn't considered much, nor was it considered little.
The raw offensive strength of the Diamond Gigantic Elephant had achieved a total of eight thousand countries whereas its defense reached twelve thousand countries. It's Mighty Elephant Stomp also achieved eight stars.
Now, the strength of the Fire Bird had achieved eight thousand five hundred countries. To think that the benefits of the upgrade of the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal would be so great... The Jade Emperor Bee was now at Grade Seven Martial Saint. The Ten Thousand Poison Violet Sable was now at Peak Grade Four Martial Saint. The Gold-Silver Colored Butterfly was now a Grade Five Martial Saint whereas the Thunderous Beast achieved Grade Six Martial Saint.
Other than the amount of Jade Emperor Bees doubling, the amount of both the Five-Colored Daylily Python and Five-Colored Daylily Grass also multiplied. Originally, Qing Shui thought that the Five-Colored Daylily Python would evolve to the Six-Colored grade. Unfortunately, it didn't happen but in return, its speed increased by quite a lot.
The ordinary aquatic animals in the pond all increased two times. For animals like these, there weren't really any levels. There were also no changes in the quantity of the Golden Medicinal Turtle and Thousand Years Clam. However, their ages were increased by a thousand years.
Reward: Fifty pieces each for Seven Thousand Years Indigo Heart, Snake Bone Herb, Seven Thousand Years Ginseng, Seven Thousand Years Cloud-Mist Herb and Black Ember Flower.
Qing Shui noticed the medicinal herbs needed for Ren Meridian Strengthening Pill, as soon as the word ’’Fifty’’ appeared, he looked down with high hopes.
50 Golden Bull Grass, Seven Thousand Years Starmoon Flower, Six Thousand Years Blood Coral, Six Thousand Years Five Qi Sun Grass, Seven Thousand Years Earth Essence, Eight Immortal Grass, Six Thousand Years Sunflower and Seven Thousand Years LingZhi.
Qing Shui looked through all of these with excitement. He didn't know if he should feel happy or upset, he already had all kinds of them but one, only one, the Sky Penetrating Grass was more than five thousand years.
Reward a Clear Heart Fruit Tree. It would bear a fruit every five hundred years. Purifying Fruit could help solve evil spirits residing in one's mind and help purify the soul. It would also slightly change aptitude and stabilize one's mind. It could help raise one's consciousness. The amount that could be taken depended on the consumer's body. Some people could only take one of the fruits before it lost effect. Some would be able to consume a lot of them. The time gap between taking in two Purifying Fruit had to be more than a year.
Reward a Cleansing Fruit Tree. For every five hundred years, it would bear one Cleansing Fruit. Cleansing fruit could be used for Meridian Cleansing. It would clean the impurities within the body and purify the Qi Force within the meridians, adapting the body for even more efficient spiritual qi absorption and speed up cultivation.
Qing Shui looked a the introduction on the stone tablet and felt really excited. Seeing that there were still quite a few things below, he quickly looked to see if there was anything which could be of use now.
Reward one Bodhi Tree. For every five hundred years, there would be ten Bodhi Seeds. They could be used to make tea, refresh one's mind and make them achieve a state of supreme enlightenment. They could also increase the chance for a cultivator to break through.
Qing Shui stunned: ’’How is this possible?’’
The Bodhi Seed was a great thing. Legend has it that it was also known as the Fruit of Wisdom. It tasted decent and it could be used for both children and adults to develop their intelligence.
Reward fifty Golden Carp. They tasted delicious. Legend has it that after a thousand years, the Golden Carp had a fixed chance of condensing a Golden Carp Pellet. Its effect was really mysterious and yet to be known. Apparently, it had the godly effect of providing a significant boost to the consumer's strength. But only very few Golden Carp would be able to live up to a few thousand years.
Reward a hundred thousand Jin of Star Steel. The Star Steel was also known as the Meteorite from Heaven. It was a favorite material for refining tools.
Reward time ratio between the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal and reality extended to four hundred to one.
Qing Shui finally finished reading it. He let out a huge breath. This was the reward from seventh level Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. It was already considered to be quite generous.
Next, Qing Shui picked two Mysterious fruits, one Clear Heart Fruit, Impurities Cleansing Fruit and ten Bodhi Seeds.
After that, he proceeded to look at the pond from the side. Considering that the pond was now a lot bigger, consisting of as much as five hundred meters diameter, the pond water was so clear that you could see the bottom. With one glance, he could already see the Golden Carp Pellet. It was about a meter long and its entire body was colored yellow. It could swim really flexibly inside the water.
The Nine-Petal Lotus was two times bigger than before. The growth of everything that was covered by it, within two hundred meters radius would speed up by 30%. The effect was only limited to aquatic creatures.
The Nine-Petal Lotus grew in the middle of the pond water. It had a total circumference of four hundred meters. Even though it couldn't cover up the entire pond, it had covered at least half of it.