Ancient Strengthening Technique - Chapter 993-995
AST 993 –Four Phases Formation Against Snowdance Blood Killing Formation, Marrow Nibbling Golden Silkworm
Qing Shui watched as his opponent’s killing aura surged. He wasn’t very worried but he knew that if he wished to break through the opponent’s formation, he would first need to get pass that 'cocoon'.
Although Qing Shui didn't have much experience with breaking formations, he could still be considered someone who had knowledge in formations. He would only be able to attack them after he broke through that thing that look like a cocoon.
Even the critical attack from earlier hadn’t even managed to smash it.
Qing Shui no longer tried to test it out with his hidden weapons. Although he could use them while he was holding the Violet Star Thunder God, it was a pity that he couldn’t use them together with the Raging Blow. Therefore, the impact dealt wouldn’t be as strong as the Raging Blow. Hidden Weapons were intended to be used craftily, catching opponents unaware and to attack their weak points.
That cocoon seemed to have an especially high resistance to physical attacks. His Violet Star Thunder God couldn’t attack it but Qing Shui felt that his opponents’attacks would definitely be able to pass through the cocoon and reach him.
Nine Palace Steps!
Qing Shui directly appeared next to the five people and hit out with a Raging Blow.
“Haha, it’s useless. In these five continents, there’s no one who can break through the guards of our Snowdance Blood Killing Formation.”When they saw Qing Shui’s Violet Star Thunder God lashed out toward them, they didn’t pay it any heed and attacked Qing Shui with their weapons.
Their weapons had a brilliant Core Qi which penetrated the cocoon and lashed out toward Qing Shui.
Qing Shui quickly jumped away but the other party was like a latched on shadow, their speed increased at the same time as they attacked once again. Qing Shui dodged again. This carried on for up to 100 rounds and neither side could get the upper hand against each other.
“Don’t think of escaping. You must die today. They as well. Everyone here must die. As long as our Snowdance Blood Killing Formation is not broken, it’ll recover our strength and depletion. I shall see how long you can hold on for.”Old Man Wan bellowed out with a twisted expression.
The two clans were done for and only a few of them were left behind. The more he thought about it, the more infuriated he was. The cocoon that surrounded them had also gradually changed into a faint red color and released an aura which was increasingly violent.
A bleak sound rang out and the cocoon fluctuated once again, turning into a blood red color this time. It was already impossible to see the people inside. Suddenly, this blood red cocoon appeared before Qing Shui with a flash.
Swords and sabers slashed out again towards Qing Shui as if they were the death god’s scythe.
There was no way to dodge them. Qing Shui clenched his teeth and blocked with his Violet Star Thunder God while he concurrently retreated with the Nine Palace Steps. He barely managed to get away. If not for the Nine Palace Steps, he wouldn’t have been able to deal with this blow.
He had already made several attempts previously. It was just like what they had said. In the five continents, there was probably no one who could break this powerful cocoon. However, Qing Shui knew that there must be a flaw somewhere. He just needed to find it.
At this moment, Qing Shui had already entered the Duality Minutest Formation. His mind continued to think, as even his powerful physical attacks were unable to break it.
Physical attacks couldn’t break it?
Qing Shui seemed to have suddenly thought of something. The other party had already entered the Duality Minutest Formation and Qing Shui could see the five people who were still wrapped up in the cocoon.
Gales blew and huge boulders shattered as they knocked against the cocoon. However, the cocoon didn’t change at all and the five didn’t move either after it had came to a stop. Qing Shui knew that they must be definitely up to something.
Them staying still didn’t mean that Qing Shui wouldn’t move. He suddenly appeared not far away from the cocoon. He moved his Violet Star Thunder God to his left hand, then he quickly drew out a thin and long Primordial Flame Whip with his right.
It lashed out on the huge cocoon, which created fluctuations and tremors. Qing Shui was stunned but he broke into a smile. The cocoon really did have a strong resistance to physical attacks but its resistance against magic was much weaker.
However, even though the primordial flames were very powerful, it was still insufficient to break the cocoon. His strength could reach over 5,000 stars but he didn’t know how much damage his spirit energy could deal. It should also be restricted by the world’s regulations. The primordial flames shouldn’t have reached the maximum level of the five continents yet.
The prowess of his Primordial Flame Whip was still at a level which could be further improved. It could be that the limits on the spirit energy’s impact in the five continents were not only at 5,000 stars. He now felt that he had found a way to break through the opponents’cocoon.
He lashed out his whip several times but it only caused the cocoon to tremble for a bit.
Primordial Flame Drill!
Qing Shui’s primordial flames changed into a Primordial Flame Drill, drilling toward the cocoon like how it dissolved the wolf’s fang. The cocoon shook violently this time but it seemed that he still needs to use something a little more stronger.
The five people in the cocoon quickly attacked him. Qing Shui quickly retreated and disappeared from their sights as he went into the Gate of Illusion. The cocoon followed him as a sea of fire surrounded all of them.
Qing Shui smiled and retreated. He called out his three demonic beasts as he left the place.
Four Phases Formation!
This time around, Qing Shui stood at the Vermilion Bird position, the position which lead the spirit energy. The prowess of his magic's five elemental attacks had increased in many folds.
The five people also seemed to have some knowledge about formations and not long after, they also left the Gate of Illusion. At that moment, Qing Shui removed the formation flag at the eye of the formation.
The Duality Minutest Formation vanished.
They once again appeared before everyone and Qing Shui stood in the air with his three huge demonic beasts. Opposite of him was a huge blood red cocoon.
The demonic beasts’tremendous cries, the Diamond Gigantic Elephant’s powerful bellow and the Fire Bird’s crisp cry, had caused many people’s blood to boil. They looked at Qing Shui hopefully.
The moment Qing Shui unravel the formations, he once again drilled toward the cocoon with his Primordial Flame Drill.
This time around, the cocoon shattered easily and the five people within appeared. Their countenance seemed to be a little pale. Activating the Snowdance Blood Killing Formation required their blood and life essence and each time they used it, they would need some time to recover. No one had ever broke their killer move, or rather, their ultimate skill to protect themselves. This was also why they had never thought of the consequences involved.
Without the Snowdance Blood Killing Formation, Qing Shui once again used his Emperor’s Qi. His opponents had dashed upwards before him, he swept out a Raging Blow with his Violet Star Thunder God.
Difference in power!
Their powers had been around the same level from the start but right now, without the Snowdance Blood Killing Formation and with their powers diminished, they were no longer of any threat to Qing Shui. However, it was still better to be safe than sorry.
Primordial Flame Whip!
He whipped out towards the old man who was the weakest amongst them. With the support of the Four Phases Formation, the prowess of Qing Shui’s Primordial Flame Whip sent him flying while letting out an agonizing cry.
The primordial flames were also known as the yin-yang flames. It didn’t only inflict harm on the physical body but it whipped the 'soul' as well. It had a similar effect to the Buddha’s True Eyes.
Although the Fire Bird attacked with its Hell’s Inferno, the prowess of the attack wasn’t of much use to the people before them. Even with the Spirit Gathering Lamp and the Four Phases Formation, it was still not possible. However, Qing Shui believed that he would become powerful very quickly.
Nine Palace Steps!
Primordial Flame Whip, head smashed!
Very soon, only an old man from the Beiming Clan was left. During the whole process, two old men called out their own demonic beasts. It was a pity that their strengths weren’t even at 3,000 stars and they were instantly killed by Qing Shui.
At their level, perhaps only powerful Beast Tamers would have demonic beasts which were powerful enough to help them out in their battles.
Qing Shui looked at the last remaining old man who had already lost his will to fight. His gaze when he stared at Qing Shui seemed to have lost its vigor and looked dead. He didn’t seem to have any intention to fight either.
However, this old man must die no matter what. When one did something wrong, they would have to pay the relevant price. With a flash of his thought, a hint of golden light flashed out at Qing Shui’s chest.
Marrow Nibbling Golden Silkworm!
A trickle of blood flowed out from the old man’s forehead, his eyes wide-agape as he quickly fell down toward the ground. The golden light returned to Qing Shui and the whole world had turned quiet once again.
All of them had died! The crowd on the ground cheered!
The Beiming Clan and the Wan Clan had killed quite a number of people here. To clans like them, anyone else was all useless as ants. They felt that only the things which they needed to do were important.
However, they would never have expected that there was someone in the Greencloud Continent who would make them to be unable to fight back.
A wrong step causes an eternal regret. They didn’t even have the chance to turn back.
“Good job killing them!”
“These people deserve to die a horrible death. Killing them like this is going easy on them!”
“My son, they’ve all died, they’ve all died…”
“Brother!”Ji Yunlang walked up to Qing Shui, his face flush red. “Elder Brother, it should be fine now. There shouldn’t be anyone else coming.”Qing Shui chuckled.
“News of this matter would spread out very quickly. No one else would dare to come anymore.”Ji Yunlang said excitedly.
“Elder Brother, does the Beiming Clan and the Wan Clan have any other experts?”This was something which Qing Shui was very concerned about. If the two clans still had a few experts of their level, then it would be the greatest threat to them in the future.
“They deserved to be wiped out. This time around, they were determined to enter the spiritual herb sacred land and was confident that no one would be able to stop them. Therefore, all the powerful experts in the clan had come, leaving only a few others who aren’t worth caring about.”Ji Yunlang let out a few laughs and said.
Hearing Ji Yunlang’s words, Qing Shui heaved a sigh of relief too. As the saying went, it was scarier for one to be constantly be wary of thieves than to have things stolen by them. He wasn’t afraid if more people of the same level were to see him as a target, but he was more concerned with the safety of his family.
“Elder Brother, let’s go down and take a look. You can deal with the rest of the things!”Qing Shui smiled and said.
This was the General Country, and thus Qing Shui let Ji Yunlang head down to pacify the crowd, to reassure them and to gain their trust at the same time. After the two of them went down, the people who wore mourning clothes came over.
“Heaven is partial!”
Together with Ji Yunlang, Qing Shui smiled and helped some of them up to their feet. There were people from the Ji Clan in the area and they were told to give them some money. Qing Shui kept the enemies’interspatial silk sachets. He had wanted to pass the money to the victims, but he could only do so secretly and not the contents in their entirety since it would only cause them harm otherwise.
Although the General Manor's reputation in the area wasn’t especially good, it wasn’t bad either. There were a few profligate sons who had spoilt their reputation, but today’s events had raised their reputation greatly. Many people turned to support the General Manor, and felt happy that they themselves were a part of the General Country. The crowd was sent off, and both Qing Shui and Ji Yunlang left, leaving behind some people from the Ji Clan to deal with the aftermath. The people from the Beiming Clan and the Wan Clan had all been brought away. When people died, there was no grievance left, and thus they still buried them properly.
Back in the General Manor, many people were waiting in the front courtyard. They all knew that this meetup was very important and also concern the General Manor's life or death.
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AST 994 –On the Eve of Entering Greencloud Mountain
As Yiye Jiange saw Qing Shui return, her heart burst with excitement. He really exterminated the two Guardian Clans. Just like how he had told her, thinking closely about the details, he had never told any lies. Once he said he would do it, it would definitely get done.
If he could really do it, should she just marry him now?
That was the moment Yiye Jiange blanked out. Until Qing Shui embraced her, she finally realized that the people around them had started laughing at her. Seeing the warm look of her man, her face had become crimson –as beautiful as the rainbow in the sky.
"Sister Jiange, the way you look at Qing Shui, even I am jealous." Huoyun Lou-Li said as she laughed.
Qing Shui and Ji Yunlang greeted everyone. Qing Shui then went about to hug each of his younger children. But once he saw Yiye Jiange's expression, his heart suddenly felt pity, so he directly embraced her.
"Daddy hug me, don't hug other people…"
Qing Shui looked at the clingy Qing Yu and embraced her again. He pampered her a little and pinched her nose lightly. Yiye Jiange also pinched the cheeks of the laughing little girl "Baby girl, your daddy has already embraced you for so long. He only held auntie for a second and you are already not happy."
Yiye Jiange finally relaxed, the embarrassment that was on her face had disappeared. She happily played with Qing Yu, then everyone took the opportunity to greet Ji Yunlang as they walked towards the courtyard to where they all lived.
Qing Shui's return was within everyone's expectation but it was still a happy occasion. There was only approximately ten days left for the opening of the Sacred Land of Panacea, thus they had to live here for a few more days.
The courtyard here was rather big and there was also a very spacious backyard. However, this did not disturbed Qing Clan's cultivation. Now that everyone was sitting in the living room, they started to discuss some interesting matters.
In a flash, several days had already gone by. These last couple of days, the Qing Clan had been cultivating seriously in the backyard. Basically, their training would span the entire day, which even moved Ji Yunlang. With such hard work, it was impossible for the Qing Clan to not be powerful. Especially given how Qing Shui was their leader.
Qing Shui was also not stingy, he also gave some things to Ji Yunlang so he could also participate. Their relationship was clear between them. An alliance between brothers and a friendship that goes beyond years, where age was not a problem. Qing Shui and Ji Yunlang addressed each other as brothers, while the others had to address him as Elder.
The things that he had given Ji Yunlang were shocking. In the battle between Qing Shui and the Beiming Clan and the Wan Clan, he had already known how strong they were. From such a young age, to had already reached such strength was purely from his hard work. Still, Qing Shui had given some stuffs to help him.
Martial arts and lineage was the basis to every clan and sect. This was something that would not be passed on to people outside of the family. However, Qing Shui had given some of it to Ji Yunlang. He knows it was only a portion but he had already felt that it was incredible. At the same time, he had a better grasp of Qing Shui's strength and charm.
On this day, the Qing Clan and the members of the General Manor left on birds. There were a couple days left but Qing Shui had decided to wait on the location. Once they knew the time it would open, they would be the first to rush in. Understandably, this was a fate changing opportunity.
The Greencloud step was situated within the General Country's central mountain ranges. It was surrounded by forests and marshes that were filled with strong beasts. Of course, it was not like that no one had tried to travel into it. But when the Sacred Land of Panacea only opens for one day every three hundred years, and the fact that there was members of the General Manor to guard the gate, only very few people had had the opportunity to enter.
They had attracted some attention along the way. People had to look again when they saw such a strong flying beast. Although it was not far from the General Manor and only would only take half a day's worth of travel, their travelling speed was a bit slower since there were children with them.
The Greencloud mountain was at the center of a mountain range. It was not very large but the plant growth on the mountain appeared to be very dense, to the point that it would surprise people. The flourishing growth meandered up and down. From a distance, it looked like a huge green dragon.
Qing Shui felt that the mountain was releasing a formless Spiritual Charm, a feeling that he could not describe. Additionally, the rocks on that mountain had a darker shade compared to the other mountains. If one was to take a closer look for a long time, it was as though those rocks were metal.
Qing Shui walked up towards the cliff and knocked on it lightly. When he knocked on it with a bit of strength it had the same feeling as jade. The rocks were rather tough and would only crack if he use some monstrous strength.
A single line of people followed the mountain path forward that was full of twists and turns. Qing Shui held both Qing Yu and Qing Yan, while the other children walked on their own. They would have to get past this bit of harshness to get to where they want to go.
Suddenly a strong, pressuring Qi rushed out. As they raised their head up, they saw a hidden cave entrance just in front of them where the pressure was coming from. Perhaps that was the entrance to the Sacred Land of Panacea?
The line of people entered the cave. Once they were inside, Qing Shui could not help but open his eyes widely. There was a giant hall, and it could not be said that it was really clean but there was not as much dust as one would imagine.
Sixteen giant pillars that would require the strength of tens of people towered at a hundred meters. The embedded pearl that hangs in midair gave off a dim light, it was neither bright nor dark.
Qing Shui soon realized that there were some strange statues in the surrounding. These statues all had different poses, but the statues' action was interesting and even carried a trace of pressure.
From the north, a faint halo that was quite hazy could be seen. Qing Shui's sharp senses could feel the spirit energy moving. That must be the seal.
"Qing Shui, this is the entrance to the Sacred Land of Panacea. Though it is still sealed, it would open exactly at noon after a couple of days. After 24 hours, the seal would close again." Ji Yunlang said to Qing Shui with a smile.
"Oh, let me go see, what's so special about this seal?" Qing Shui said with a smile.
"Rumor has it that this seal was made by someone who had a strength beyond Martial Emperor." Ji Yunlang said with a laugh as they walked towards the halo.
Beyond Martial Emperor?
Qing Shui was shocked when he heard about someone who was beyond Martial Emperor strength. He didn't know many things about Martial Emperor. All he knew was that the strength of a Peak Grade Five Martial Emperor was around 5000 stars while a Peak Grade One Martial Emperor was about 1000 stars. For someone with a strength beyond Grade Five Martial Emperor, he wouldn't know how many stars it could be. He expected no one knows within the five continents since the strongest in the five continents were all Peak Grade Five Martial Emperors.
The feeling of an invisible resistance would get stronger the closer they were. There was no way of moving any closer about five meters from the seal, just like a child that was being pushed back by a strong man.
Qing Shui still could not advance another step even after he used his strength to the max of his abilities. This was a result he expected. Shaking his head, he decided he would not try again. It probably required breaking the laws of heaven and earth to break this seal. Even people who were from the surrounding areas were unable to break the seal. They could only use the strength of about 5000 stars here.
Since he could not enter now, he would have to wait for another three days. Qing Shui took the opportunity to look around in the hall and to familiarize with the surroundings since he had nothing better to do.
Several members of the Qing Clan and the General Manor went out to hunt. He had carried some dried foods in the Interspatial Silk Sachet. However, everyone wanted to have some game meat, especially the children. Members of the General Manor could not allow the Qing Clan to go by themselves, so they went with the others.
There were several smaller inner halls within the surroundings of the main hall. Only the north side didn't contain one, the other sides all had one for a total of three. In the end, the ladies set up tent in the last inner hall while the men gathered just outside.
Although the inner hall was small, it still had adequate space. Qing Shui helped his mother and women to properly tie down the tents. The female members of the Qing Clan took over a different inner hall and the female members of the General Manor had taken over another one. The other one was left as a spare.
Soon, the people that had gone out to hunt had returned with two wild boars, several musk deers, wild mountain rabbits and mountain goats. These were some nice game meats since the land didn't lack in beasts. Men and women of the World of the Nine Continents could eat meat every day. Martial artists do not get fat because of their constant cultivation. Only the wealthy who lacked practice would turn obese.
Of course, there were people that chose to be vegetarian. Eating plain and lightly was not bad either since there was no shortage of wild legumes, vegetables, herbs, etc. Nutritional value of the vegetables was also substantial so it all depended on the person's interest.
This time they only added some ordinary seasoning. However, since Qing Shui and the Qing Clan had decent cooking skills, a sweet barbeque fragrance permeated the entire area.
The General Manor side was doing well too, their roasted meat was just as good. They traded meats with each other after they had finish roasting. People surrounded the fire and ate their food together as some people discussed about blood boiling topics. Everyone had a smile on their face.
Qing Yu ran around between Qing Shui, Qing Yi and several of the women.
Two days went by in a blink of an eye, but the seal showed no changes. Ji Yunlang had said that the seal would only be released only on the specific day. Even if there was still a minute left before it was to be released, it would still not have any changes.
Qing Shui was curious about the seal, but he could not grasp what was behind the it. The Spiritual Qi within the Sacred Land was also a mystery of nature. Just like how the Spiritual Qi was unevenly distributed amongst the nine continents, it was not rare to have treasured location to appear at random.
Today was already the third day. If everything went smoothly, at noon the seal would be release. Thus, everyone who waited was especially excited. They were aware about the benefits of entering the Sacred Land of Panacea. Going inside was already equivalent to one year's worth of continuous cultivation. On top of that, there were rare medicinal herbs and treasures in there. It was all up to chance whether one of them will obtain it.
Qing Shui embraced Qing Yu and chatted with Ji Yunlang.
"Qing Shui, if you enter don't head forward blindly. There will only be one day of time, within ten miles was the safe zone. Within the safe zone there is basically no danger. However, beyond the ten miles perimeter, there is no more guarantees. Only one day of time, you must exit before tomorrow at noon." Ji Yunlang repeated his words to Qing Shui making sure that he was actively listened.
"Brother, your last entry, how far did you get?" Qing Shui asked while laughing.
"Five hundred miles, there's no limit of strength in the Sacred Land. Beasts with strengths of 5000 stars could appear, so please be careful." Ji Yunlang said with a bit of fear.
Qing Shui could tell from Ji Yunlang's expression that he must had met such danger before. Else, it would have been someone in the General Manor who had a brush of death with a beast, probably over 5000 stars in strength.
Qing Shui thought about his Realm of Violet Jade Immortal. Within it, there were also beasts with over 5000 stars of strength. Thus, the Sacred Land having it is also possible. Looks like within that Ancient ruin, there could also be beasts with strength of over 5000 stars.
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AST 995 –Entering the Sacred Land of Panacea, Legend of the Heartmatched Fruit, Six Hundred Li
Qing Shui got a little emotional thinking about it. He didn't know why he got emotional either. Perhaps, gaining the strength of 5,000 stars had stirred up his emotions. Soon he realized that it was the anticipation of battle.
Qing Shui now had the strength of the Violet Star Thunder God that had over 5,000 stars in strength, close to 6,000 stars. Using the Big Dipper Sword, his strength could reach up to 4,000 stars and there was even a 20% chance of doubling an attack. That was indeed an attack of 8,000 stars and the 20% chance was not little at all.
The Big Dipper Sword had been tempered again and was much stronger than before. However, the Seven Star Armored Vest from before was now gone. Even without the Seven Star Armored Vest, the Big Dipper Sword was definitely still an extremely powerful weapon.
Therefore, Qing Shui felt that if he entered the Sacred Land of Panacea and met a demonic beast with the strength of over 5,000 stars, he would definitely have to battle it. Perhaps, there would be an unexpected surprise from it.
At the very least, he would be able to increase his fighting strength a little. Actual combat could help stabilize his strength even more, especially the battles that surpassed his limits. With that, he began thinking of Ji Yunlang, who was able to enter five hundred li deep.
His progress in searching was very slow. However, it was dangerous inside, being that he was not strong enough.
This led Qing Shui to think of Mu Qing's ten Treasure Hunting Pig, the spirituality of those little ones was really a treasure. If he had one now, he probably would have gained quite a number of treasures.
"Look at this, the seal has moved!"
"It really moved, it's opening!"
"We are able to get in at last."
青水的思绪回来 Qing Shui snapped himself back to reality The fluctuations of the halo before him resembled a wave, it looked like 1,000 layers of wave. At the same time, it looked like a ripple that was constantly prolonged. In the end, it turned into something like a transparent band-aid.
"We can go in now. Qing Shui, let's go in!" Ji Yunlang smiled and said to Qing Shui
"Good, let's go in together and open up a pathway for them," Qing Shui said as he passed the green jade to Huoyun Liu-Li.
Qing Shui and Ji Yunlang were the first to set foot inside. Qing Shui had set up the Nine Palace Eight Trigrams Formation at the opening of the cave. Thus, he was not worried about anyone coming in to steal or people who held other intentions.
This transparent door was about about ten meters wide and circular in shape. Qing Shui had told them to stop for a little while. Looking in from the outside, there was nothing dangerous about it. With the fine sunny weather, it looked really beautiful, the vegetation and the grass with some little birds ……
Upon entering, Qing Shui felt the vast Spiritual Qi. There was a nice smell which had an indescribable, particularly relaxing quality. The air in the World of the Nine Continents had Spiritual Qi that Qing Shui was already very satisfied with. After all, the environment of his previous life and the World of the Nine Continents was miles apart. However, Qing Shui felt like he is in the wonderland of the human realm.
Feeling that the surroundings beneath him had not change at all, Qing Shui felt his body frantically absorbing the Spiritual Qi around him, as though he was a sponge that was placed in water.
He called out to the others outside, and all of them came inside quickly. Ji Yunlang talked to them for a while before turning to a few from Ji clan. "All of you can take a stroll here, but be mindful and do not go beyond the ten miles mark."
A few from Ji clan had already spread out, while some of them stayed close, not walking further.
"Zhu Qing, stay here with your elder sister and the few of them. Do not go anywhere else. Just rest here for a day." Qing Shui smiled while taking out a few chairs, aside table and a couch. He even placed down a few fruits to eat. After that, Qing Yu stopped harassing them
Qingqing and Zhu Qing nodded happily. Guo Polu laughed as he was satisfied with just watching Qingqing.
"Brother in law, stay here and train your martial skills, practice a little and look after them at the same time." Qing Shui didn’t want him to take risks.
"Alright, I shall remain here to practice!" Guo Polu laughed.
The others from Qing Clan were not allowed to go further than ten li. Even though there would be greater chances of better finding treasures beyond the ten li mark, Qing Shui did not want them to risk it.
Qing Shui let all of his demonic beasts out since this was a rare opportunity which could allow them to grow.
Qing Shui and his demonic beasts could communicate mentally, so he told them not to go too far. He told the Five-Headed Demonic Spider to look after this place. The Five-Headed Demonic Spider had the highest Spiritual Intelligence. However, as far as Qing Shui knew, it had the voice of a little girl.
Qing Shui arranged a giant Nine Palace Eight Trigrams Formation, telling them that if they happened to have any mishaps, they should enter the Formation or run out immediately. Although he knew that the chances of this happening was low, Qing Shui still left a way for them to escape. After all, he was not to familiar with this place.
This was why Qing Shui left all of his demonic beasts here.
After doing all of that, Qing Shui started his journey. Others had already begun to search the nearby areas. Generally, a few of them were grouped together and there was even an especially big group of them. After all, they were a clan.
Ji Yunlang had left already. The previous time, his group was able to enter 500 li deep and he believed he would able to enter there this time as well. Generally, the deeper you went, the better the items. However, as a matter of course, the deeper you went, the more dangerous it was.
Humans die in pursuit of wealth, just as birds will die for food. Benefits and risks were directly proportional. To gain a greater amount of benefit, one had to take a greater risk, it could even lead to losing their lives.
Armed with the Big Dipper Sword, Qing Shui could hit over 5,000 stars in strength. The most important thing was that while using the Big Dipper Sword, his speed would be much quicker.
Having prepared the Heavenly Talisman, Gale Pellet and the Agility Enhancing Fruit, Qing Shui expanded his spiritual sense. With that done, he then headed towards the abyss.
Standing in the sky, Qing Shui noticed that he was unable to see the end of this world with a glance. Qing Shui could not seem to understand where this sealed place was. This should still be the Main Continent, just that it had been separated.
500 li… Qing Shui thought about Ji Yunlang entering 500 li deep. He should have ran into some strong Demonic Beasts. Furthermore, they should have abilities of more than 5000 stars. However, there should not be too many of them, or else, he would not have been able to return.
Stretching out with his spiritual sense, Qing Shui went in deeper. This place had a lot of great treasure and was definitely not short of them. Moreover, those who were able to get in here would have mostly searched within ten li or a 100 li.
Very quickly, Qing Shui reached a distance of ten li. Upon reaching this area, he immediately noticed aura that was different from before. There were dangerous demonic beasts in the area, but they were not a threat to him.
Qing Shui's speed was fast, he only had a day's time and he did not want to waste any time in this area. He wanted to use his abilities to its limit or go further to search.
In less than an hour, Qing Shui had surprisingly advanced 300 li. The aura was more or less the same now as the previous 100 miles. His sharp spiritual sense allowed him to know that there was no danger.
Qing Shui looked dumbfoundedly at a little red tree not far away. This tree was a meter tall and had two flaming red fruits that were heart shaped. These fruits were about the size of a fist and were brightly colored and glistened.
"There really is such a thing, there really is such a thing?" Qing Shui stared blankly for a long time.
The Heartmatched Fruit was a fruit from legends, it was only recorded in history books. Legend said that the fruit could lead a man and a woman who were previously unattracted to each other to fall in love and even tie the knot. It was said that this fruit would work even if the two hated each other.
Of course, this was just a legend. However, the Heartmatched Fruit Tree before him looked identical to the one recorded in history books. A Heartmatched Fruit would not increase strength but it could last for ten years. In history, it was said that the Heartmatched Fruit could be eaten alone. Only if two people eating the same Heartmatched Fruit from the same Heartmatched Fruit Tree then would tie the knot and like each other.
Qing Shui hesitated for a moment before he knocked the Heartmatched Fruit down to store in the metal box
He did not transplant the entire Heartmatched Fruit Tree. That was because a Heartmatched Fruit Tree could only bear two Heartmatched Fruits. Qing Shui then left quickly, heading deeper inside.
400 li in, Qing Shui met a strong demonic beast, the Three-Horned Fire Bull.
It was a huge fiery ox that grew three horns , its height was about 30 meters and its length was about 100 meters. It looked like a small mountain with a flaming red body that flashed with a crimson blaze, giving off a berserk aura.
3,500 stars of strength!
As soon as the Three-Horned Fire Bull saw Qing Shui, its entire body arched towards the sky, letting out a tremendous howl. After he came to the World of the Nine Continents, he knew that the howl of an ox would not be inferior to that of a tiger. Or at least, the roars of the tigers that he had heard were all incomparable to the howl of this Three-Horned Fire Bull.
Qing Shui wished to engage in battle as seeking treasure was his main purpose. He raised his strength to its peak and he jumped.
Sword of Sixth Wave!
Bang Bang ……
Qing Shui then stared blankly at the Three-Horned Fire Bull that had exploded into a pile of mud.
The Sword of Sixth Wave have stacked with the 20% chance of doubling the attack. Striking out with the strength of 8,000 stars while using the Sword of Sixth Wave, it was only normal that an ox with the strength of 3,500 stars would have exploded like this.
However, Qing Shui felt that it was a bit of a pity. He had wanted to keep some fur and the ox's core. After all, it was a demonic beast with the strength of 3,500 stars.
Only Qing Shui was here. If Ji Yunlang was here too, he would definitely be startled to the point that his eyeballs would pop out. To be able to explode the Three-Horned Fire Bull into dregs in one strike, what kind of strength was it? The defense of the Three-Horned Fire Bull is very strong.
As soon as he entered this area, Qing Shui felt a dangerous aura. However, he still believed that he would be able to handle it. Being in here, Qing Shui would not advance forward blindly since he felt that this area could be considered as a dangerous zone.
Within ten li, it would still be a safe zone. In fact, it should still be a relatively safe zone within ten to 100 miles. A 100 to 500 li would be another stage and he could possibly meet another strong demonic beast similar to that Three-Horned Fire Bull from before.
Beyond 500 li should be considered as an extremely dangerous zone. Since he only had a day's time, this sacred land should not be that big or there would be another exit on the other side, just like the sealed opening. Qing Shui guessed that there would be several exits in this area.
Golden-Back Giant Crocodile Emperor!
At close to 600 li, Qing Shui could see a circular lake. It measured 20 li from north to south and about 30 li from east to west. As soon as Qing Shui reached the lakeside, he saw a huge crocodile swimming in the water.
Qing Shui had seen the Golden-Back Giant Crocodile Emperor in the Archive of Demonic Beast, the strength of it was unclear, but it was definitely a king in shallow sea waters of the lake.
With a beast that had a strength of 6,000 stars, it was no wonder that Ji Yunlang had warned Qing Shui not to go too deep. He had to be very careful as he was only at the 600 li mark yet there was actually such a strong demonic beast.
The Golden-Back Giant Crocodile Emperor was 200 meters long, its back was a golden color whereas the other parts was black. Emerging from the lake, its long body looked made it look like a gold jiao dragon.
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