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Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 837-838


Chapter 837-838

AST 837 –Like a hot knife through butter, Heart Toxin Talisman

Qing Shui heard their conversation clearly. The man verified the information that Hu Wenlong was dead. More importantly, Hu Wenlong was killed within seconds. If Qing Shui had the ability to kill Hu Wenlong in seconds, Hu Yunlong knew that Qing Shui could also easily kill him.

"Hey, look! Someone actually went to burn Hu Wei Adventurer Guild. They must be very powerful to do that!" Some people cheered happily when they noticed from a distance.

"Yes! I think Hu Wei Adventurer Guild is in deep trouble now! I can't wait to see a good show!" Someone immediately replied.

"Hu Wei Adventurer Guild has committed so many atrocities over the years, this must be a retribution from heaven!"

"Hey, lower your voices. If Hu Wei Adventurer Guild wins this and finds out about this discussion, they won't spare us," a middle-aged man, who had been silent, quickly warned.


"What vendetta do you have against Hu Wei Adventurer Guild? " Hu Yunlong looked at Qing Shui, he was still unable to accept that Qing Shui could actually kill Hu Wenlong.

"Because you dare to bully my woman. So should I annihilate all of you?" Qing Shui said calmly.

Hu Yunlong stared blankly at Yun Duan, who was slightly behind Qing Shui. He had never heard any news about the most beautiful woman in Heavenly Beast City having a romantic relationship. He never expected that she would entrust herself to such a powerful man and one so young.

It was no wonder why she didn't fancy any of the young talented men in Heavenly Beast City since those men weren't even worthy of carrying this young man's shoes. She probably saw those arrogant men as childish fools and he himself wasn't that powerful anyway.

Yun Duan trembled again when she heard what Qing Shui said. What did he meant by that? She was his woman?

His words were loud and clear so the many people around them all heard what he said.

What is he doing? Was he announcing his relationship with her? Yun Duan silently observed the man in front of her.

"Didn't I tell you? How can such a beautiful woman be unattached?" Someone explained hearing what Qing Shui had said.

"That's right. Only such an outstanding man is worthy to be with her. This time round Hu Wei Adventurer Guild has made the wrong move in coercing Cloud Adventurer Guild. We can watch a good show now!" another person immediately said, rejoicing in Hu Wei Adventurer Guild's impending doom.

"Yang Laosan, don't speak so loudly. What if the members from Hu Wei Adventurer Guild seek revenge on you?" a middle-aged man advised the man who spoke.

"Hehe. Can't you see that their buildings have been burnt down? Hu Wei Adventurer Guild will definitely be destroyed today! This man will never let those people escape!" Yang Laosan rebutted, smiling.


"I will give you a chance to give it your best shot. Otherwise, you won't even get to do anything," Qing Shui said looking at Hu Yunlong. He was neither being careless nor righteous when he said this.

With a wave of his hand, he summoned his Diamond Gigantic Elephant. He wanted to a make a lasting impression with all the strength he possessed. This was mainly so that no one would dare to target Cloud Adventurer Guild even after he left, since he had promised her that she would be safe. Besides that, Qing Shui also had other intentions.

Hu Yunlong took our his sword. It was a long sword which glowed with a moving green light. There was a sort of natural aura within it making it seem almost alive.

"Let's attack him together, kill him!" Hu Yunlong suddenly yelled and rushed towards Qing Shui.

Even if one lost, they should keep their dignity and poise. The fact that they could not even do that made it clear that they had already lost.

Qing Shui responded calmly, drawing out his Big Dipper Sword. Since his opponents attacked first, he did not need to take anything else into consideration. He displayed his Combination Sword Technique and Cloudmist Steps together, in perfect unison.

Boom! Boom!

His Diamond Gigantic Elephant used its Mighty Elephant Stomp in the middle of the compound. The buildings around them fell rapidly. The impact was so forceful that it seemed like the entire ground would be destroyed. Even the people surrounding them were thrown a few hundred meters away!

Seven Star Armored Vest!

Without taking out his Thunder God, Qing Shui directly donned his Seven Star Armored Vest— he would have no problems as long as he didn't receive damage to his vital points. His Four Moves Combination Sword Technique already gave a preview of his overwhelming strength. Sixth Wave of the Sword!

Taking the opportunity, he immediately kill one of his opponents.

Cloudmist Steps gave him an almost demonic-like presence in such battles. With Qing Shui's speed, his opponents could only react passively— that meant that they could only stand there getting thrashed. Within a short time, half of his opponents were already defeated.

Critical Damage!

Without the added stats from his Thunder God, Qing Shui's ability was not much higher than those people. He might even be a little weaker than Hu Yunlong but he had many ways of getting rid of that man.

Qing Shui paused for a moment. Killing wasn't his final goal but only a means to an end. Yun Duan walked to his side and he turned and smiled at her. "Let's go back!"

Yun Duan smiled and nodded.


Just then, a loud laughter rang out in the air. The resounding laughter was marred with resentment and recklessness.

Qing Shui shifted in front of Yun Duan quickly as he locked his eyes on a position in front of him.

An indistinct smile appeared on Yun Duan's face as she gazed at Qing Shui, who was shielding her. She had so many surprises today and she really wanted to hug him, that thought made her blush.

Many people were taken aback by the sudden laughter. Even a fool would know that the person who laughed was very powerful because even though the laughter was a few hundred meters away, it was ear-piercingly loud.

Qing Shui took out his Thunder God without panicking and continued looking in the direction the laughter came from.

A sturdy-looking old man walked towards them. His clothes were shabby and his hair was a mess. When Qing Shui saw the old man, he instantly understood the situation. That old man had been cultivating in seclusion.

The old man's face was full of sorrow when he saw the rubble around him. Then, it was replaced with rage. Finally, he gave Qing Shui a deadly stare, "Why did you do this?" "Because they deserved to die! Who are you?" Qing Shui stared at the old man. That old man was much more powerful than Hu Wenlong so Qing Shui took out his Violet Gold divine Shield.

"They deserved to die? Haha! Then, you too! I don't know who I am but others call me Hu Langsha." The old man's eyes glowed with anger as he looked at Qing Shui.

"Huh, Hu Langsha. Didn't he died twenty years ago?" Yun Duan blurted.

"You know him?" Qing Shui asked without turning his head.

"Twenty years ago, he was the most powerful person in Hu Wei Adventurer Guild. He is Hu Wenlong and Hu Yunlong's father. After he came from Tiger Gorge Mountain with serious wounds, there were rumors that he died before he could recover. I didn't think that he would be alive." Yun Duan said worriedly.

"After I went into isolation for twenty years, I never expected that my territory would be totally razed to ground. Fine then! Let me see how good you are?" The old man pulled out a fully purple long sword after he finished his sentence and waved his hand.


Suddenly, a huge demonic beast, entirely red, appeared above the old man's head. Qing Shui was stunned for a moment when he realized that it was a Four-headed Red Jiao.

A Four-headed Red Jiao is a variety of Fantastic Beast. If it was another type of Four-headed Jiao, Qing Shui might have been a bit apprehensive but a red variety of this did not threaten him, since a Red Jiao's speciality was fire.

Qing Shui's body had a very high resistance against fire because he possessed his primordial flames. Normal flames did little damage to him but that demonic beast still looked quite fearsome.

The Four-headed Red Jiao was about a hundred meters long. It's girth was about the size of three large water vats. A fiery aura enveloped its body while it moved and red hot steam poured from its four large sinister-looking horns. The air in the surrounding atmosphere became scorching hot, so much so that those who were weaker could not approach.

Qing Shui kept his Firebird. Carrying Yun Duan, he jumped up onto his Diamond Gigantic Elephant.

"Young fella, your elephant will be slaughtered in seconds by my Red Jiao," Hu Langsha said disdainfully.

I only need a split second to kill that giant worm of yours!" Qing Shui laughed, looking at the old man. He summoned his Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable so that it could protect Yun Duan. Next, he summoned his Thunderous Beast.

As Qing Shui summoned his demonic beasts, Hu Langsha's eyes narrowed. He was very experienced and knowledgeable so he could recognize all the demonic beasts that Qing Shui had summoned. Then, he looked at the dead Hu Wei Adventurer Guild members. He had a feeling that this was not going to be as easy as he had thought.


"Come meet your death!" the old man brandished his purple sword and charged at Qing Shui.

"Remember, don't get down!" Qing Shui turned to look at Yun Duan and then he retreated backwards quickly.

Descending Heavens Talisman!

At the same time, his Diamond Gigantic Elephant activated its Vajra Subdues Demons!

Fiery Golden Eyes!

Emperor’s Qi!

The effects immediately affected the old man.

The old man stopped suddenly. Qing Shui stood still as if he had anticipated that the old man would stop. He then looked at the old man who was now twenty meters away from him.

Hu Langsha's body wobbled for a few moments, both his eyes locked onto Qing Shui, his hand on his purple sword trembled.

His strength had been shaved down from nine stars to not even six stars.

When a person's strength had been reduced by more than one third, how could they not be shocked and panic stricken! And at this moment, Qing Shui took out another talisman.

Heart Toxin Talisman!

This was a Talisman that he had not tested.

Qing Shui laughed looked at the Heart Toxin Talisman in his hand. The woman on it was still as enchanting as before. He took a look at the old man and wondered if the "heart attack" effect of the talisman would cause the old man to be embroiled in the pain of that man's past affections.

When Qing Shui had tested it, he remembered all the women who he felt guilty towards. There were also times where he saw visions where he was killed by Di Chen and Yiye Chuge.

After that, Qing Shui discovered that his Heart Toxin Talisman would stir the emotions of the victim and drown the victim in fear. The hallucinations could appear so real that anyone without a strong spiritual energy would be driven insane.

This Heart Toxin Talisman could be immensely effective in battle. The cost of being even slightly affected by it was a definite death. More important, it was unavoidable, unless one possessed an incredibly high amount of spiritual energy.

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AST 838 –The Effect of the Heart Toxin Talisman, Two Hearts

Qing Shui threw out his Heart Toxin Talisman.

It was impossible to dodge the Heart Toxin Talisman, just like it was for the Descending Heavens Talisman. Therefore, even though Hu Langsha tried to dodge it, he was still hit. Then, stunned for a moment, his face immediately flushed red.

Qing Shui saw Hu Langsha’s expression and was stunned too. To think that someone who was so old would have such an expression. This of one of extreme excite…Usually, one would only have such an expression when in his dreams, having se* with ladies he could never dream to touch. To think that this old man would have such an expression as well.

It seemed that the old man’s spirit energy was ordinary as well. Everything happened in just an instant and Qing Shui shot out two Frosted Iron Balls with no hesitation. Twin Dragon Balls!

In this crucial moment, with Qing Shui having delayed a short moment earlier, the old man was able to dodge getting hit in critical spots but his shoulders and lower abdomen were pierced. Although the injuries were serious, they were not fatal.

The old man looked at Qing Shui. It was only now that a hint of surprise appeared in his eyes. This young man was a demon. To think that he was able to create illusions which could cause one to lose their minds.

“Kill!”Suddenly, with a loud bellow, the old man waved his hand.

The “Four-headed Red Jiao”which was in mid-air, pounced toward Qing Shui, its four huge heads spewing out thick crimson colored flames. At the same time, it whipped out its huge tail like a steel whip from behind Qing Shui.

Hu Langsha was considered to have been crippled. The other people in the surroundings were still drowned in the astonishing scene from earlier and had not sensed that Qing Shui had weakened them. They merely saw Qing Shui’s creepy Talisman Arts and terrifying Hidden Weapon Technique.

Standing on top of the Diamond Gigantic Elephant, Yun Duan realized that this man had been giving her too many astonishments throughout the day. What was his actual level? How had he been spending all these years? How could he be so powerful?

Although she did not understand, she was now especially surprised. Cloud Adventurer Guild was considered to have been saved. Herself, her family and the people from Cloud Adventurer Guild were now all safe. Wasn’t this her goal? In order to achieve this goal, she had not cared about pushing herself toward hell.

However, very quickly, she saw that huge Four-headed Red Jiao pouncing toward Qing Shui. Although she knew that he should be fine she still could not help but feel worried.

This feeling made her understand that unknowingly, he had already gotten ahold of her heart. To think that her heart was thumping as he moved, making her both happy and anxious.

Looking at the Four-headed Red Jiao which had pounced over, Qing Shui dashed up, dodging that whipping tail and then shot downward rapidly, performing the “Mountain Splitting Strike”with the Thunder God in his left hand.

This was one of the more powerful moves in Qing Shui’s “Hammer Techniques”. It specialized in attacking demonic beasts of a larger size. This was a tremoring attack which had a small area effect. The attack had a penetrating effect and could ignore the impact resistance of armor of a certain level.


With the hammer swinging out at full force, even the Four-headed Red Jiao could not help but let out a horrified cry. It shot upward and once again spewed crimson colored flames toward Qing Shui. The four streams of crimson colored flames pounced toward Qing Shui like four huge fire pythons.

This time around, Qing Shui didn’t dodge them. He merely circulated his powers to their maximum level and circulating the Ancient Technique: Flames of Yin-Yang to its limits. When performing the primordial flames, he had to circulate the Ancient Technique: Flames of Yin-Yang.

Sword of Sixth Wave!

Boom boom…

The terrifying crimson colored flames hit Qing Shui’s body but a strange scene occurred. Those flames seemed to have entered his body and his Big Dipper Sword slashed down on one of the Four-headed Red Jiao’s heads.

With tremendous howl which pierced through the clouds, one of its huge heads was smashed, spouting out fresh blood ten meters upward which eventually fell down as rain.

Although the Four-headed Red Jiao would not die from losing just one of its heads, that immense pain would make it lose its cool and its battle prowess would also be raised slightly.

Qing Shui was not worried about this Four-headed Red Jiao at all. It was because things that were of the fire element had no impact on him. This huge demonic beast was quite strong but it was a pity that he was its opponent. It was quickly killed by Qing Shui without even being able to unleash 30% of its prowess.

As the huge Four-headed Red Jiao fell to the ground, the earth trembled. It also announced the end of the battle and spelled the demise of the Hu Wei Adventurer Guild.

Of course, Cloud Adventurer Guild also gained attention immediately. People were also concerned about Miss Yun Duan’s man. Where did this guy come from? How strong is he? …

The old man was already dead. It could be because when he saw that the Four-headed Red Jiao was not a match for Qing Shui, he knew what would become of himself. Although he could not accept this ending, he had no other choice.

Having entered into seclusion training, what had welcomed him on the first day he came out was death. He had thought that this time he came out, Hu Wei Adventurer Guild would become more powerful once again and even control the entire Heavenly Beast City.


Qing Shui put the Four-headed Red Jiao’s corpse into the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. As for the others, other people will take care of them.

Yun Duan leaped down from the Diamond Gigantic Elephant and quickly ran over to Qing Shui, “Are you alright?”

Looking at this lady who was full of concern for him, Qing Shui smiled, “I’m fine. Everything here has been taken care of. Let’s go back!”

“Mmm!”Yun Duan smiled and nodded.

Qing Shui put away the Diamond Gigantic Elephant and called out the Fire Bird.

This time around, Qing Shui hesitated about whether he should pull her up without saying a word. He had forgotten that Yun Duan was an elementary Martial Saint and could fly. However, he seemed to have neglected this issue.

However, just then, Yun Duan smiled and reached out her hand for Qing Shui. Her face that was like white jade had a hint of a flush to it. She didn’t lower her head but forced herself to look into Qing Shui’s eyes.

That resisting yet welcoming expression made Qing Shui’s heart skipp a beat. He could not help but think of how a lady’s beauty is more fatal when it’s released unintentionally. It could really draw one to their death.

“So beautiful!”Qing Shui pulled her up by her hand and leaped up while the Fire Bird flew below them. The two of them landed on the Fire Bird and then flew toward Cloud Adventurer Guild.

The Fire Bird’s speed was stable and did not fly fast this time around. The battle had just ended and Qing Shui needed to calm his heart. This process was very important toward cultivators.

When he was at the Hu Wei Adventurer Guild, Qing Shui’s spiritual sense had encompassed the surroundings and he had even asked Yun Duan who the stronger people in Hu Wei Adventurer Guild were.

There would definitely be people he had missed and there could be quite a lot of them. After all, they had so many people and Qing Shui had not reached the stage where he had lost his sanity. However, those who managed to survive were also those that Qing Shui had decided to let off. There were already no powerful cultivators amongst them. Even if they wished to get up on their feet again, they would not be able to reach the same level without a few hundred years.

Even on the Fire Bird, Qing Shui didn’t let go of Yun Duan’s hand. Yun Duan let Qing Shui hold her hand. Something that neither she nor the Cloud Adventurer Guild had been able to accomplish, this man accomplished in less than half a day.

Even the most rational lady would have an emotional side to her. She now started to believe that she had an affinity with Qing Shui. She was also starting to believe what her grandfather had said before he had passed away.

Would she really have a relationship with him?

Yun Duan looked at Qing Shui in a daze. Although she was looking at Qing Shui, her mind was no longer on him. She was lost in her own thoughts.

However, when Qing Shui saw that she was looking at him in a daze, he could tell that she was lost in her thoughts. He slightly tightened his grip on her hand and smiled, saying, “Why are you staring at me like that? You want to eat me up?”

Yun Duan seemed to have been shocked to her senses and when she heard Qing Shui’s words, she chided, “What’s there about you that’s good to eat?”

“You’re very delicious!”Qing Shui smiled and said softly.

Yun Duan’s body trembled a little but a hint of disappointment appeared on her face, “Do you look down on me?”

“Why would I?!”Qing Shui quickly said.

“I’m also forced to do this. I haven’t liked anyone before. Every since the other time you…I haven’t had any contact with other men…”Yun Duan’s voice was very, very soft.

Qing Shui gently hugged Yun Duan. “Don’t think too much. Having met each other again this time, it means that our affinity is there. In fact, ever since we met this time, I’ve not planned to let you leave me. It’s because you can only be my woman.”

“How can you be so domineering?”Yun Duan lifted her head shyly and mumbled.

Qing Shui put his hands around her waist, his heart very calm. He lowered his head gently and planted a kiss on her forehead, “Duan`er…”

This was the first time he had called her this. Even Qing Shui himself felt a little bit weird. However, Yun Duan softly answered him and rested her head on his shoulder.

“Duan`er, back in Heavenly Palace, why did you agree to use yourself to make a deal with me?”Qing Shui asked.

Yun Duan’s body stiffened up before she said, “Feng Clan saved my life before and I’m indebted to them. Only by doing so could I leave. Feng Wuji has had his eyes on me for a long time. However, they knew that I came from Central Continent. If I didn’t do this, he’d definitely try to get his hands on me regardless of the means used.”

“Then do you regret it?”

Qing Shui smiled and looked at Yun Duan. Back then, he was astonished that this was her first time.

“You rascal. Thinking about it, it might be because I owed you in my previous life.”Yun Duan’s face was flushed red. To think that thinking about the past had made her feel slightly happy because the two of them had met once again.

“Duan`er, will you be my woman?”Qing Shui said softly next to her ear.

“I’m your woman!”Yun Duan put her hands around Qing Shui’s neck softly.

Qing Shui didn’t stand on ceremony and kissed those red and moist lips, planting kisses all over her poised and dignified face. Before he knew it, his hands were already on her round and perky beautiful butt. That smooth and bouncy feeling made Qing Shui have a strong urge to eat her up immediately.

“Qing Shui!”Yun Duan gasped and called out to Qing Shui who was undressing her.

“Mmmm!”Qing Shui let go of her hand, with the other still in her clothes…He felt a little sorry. It could be because he hadn’t touched any women for quite a while and could not hold back.

He thought that Yun Duan would reprimand him. But Yun Duan’s reaction earlier was also quite big and she panted, her beautiful face appearing embarrassed, “We’re going to arrive soon!”

Qing Shui took a look and saw that they were going to arrive at the Cloud Adventurer Guild soon. He grinned, saying, “Leave the door open for me tonight. I can’t hold it in anymore…”

Such crude words made Yun Duan’s flushed face even more tempting and a faint mist appeared in her beautiful eyes. She felt very complicated, slightly nervous, a little happy and there also seemed to be a slight hint of anticipation…

Qing Shui smiled, one hand still remaining in her clothes, thoroughly feeling her peaks. That wonderful feeling made Qing Shui’s heart itch.

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