Ancient Strengthening Technique Chapter 1014-1016
AST 1014 – Mutation, Dragon Devouring Mouse, It’s Time to Head for Demon Gate
The Fire Bird’s physical strength was now at 310 stars and the Five-Headed Demonic Spider was at 380 stars. The Thunderous Beast had increased the most and now its physical strength had barely reached 300 stars. The other demonic beasts had improved too, but were just relatively weaker.
In the future, he could only let them slowly improve by themselves or to let them take part in actual battles to grow stronger. Actually, demonic beasts would also be able to gradually take in Spiritual Qi to grow stronger as time passed. As long as they were demonic beasts, they would be able to grow stronger gradually and they could even rely on their blood lineage and might end up not having to cultivate much at all.
It seemed that all demonic beasts basically didn’t have to cultivate. They would at most just eat spiritual herbs or battle.
Having an increase in physical strength by over 50 stars was not considered little. After cultivating his other skills, when time was almost up, he left the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal.
It was already bright outside and Luan Luan was already up and going through her morning practice in a distance. Morning practice was very important to cultivators and cultivators in this world would all use the time in the morning to go about with their practice, since training during this period would be twice as effective and it would also be easy for one to gain breakthroughs or new comprehensions.
After breakfast, Qing Shui gave the four Origin Essence Soul Pearls to Luan Luan, saying, “Let them take these. It can make them a little stronger.”
Luan Luan smiled and received them without standing on ceremony. She then called out the Spirit Deer, Mystic-Armored Ice Ox, Golden Jiao King, and the strongest Earth Devouring Mouse.
“Father, do you think the Earth Devouring Mouse would be in any danger if it were to eat this?” Luan Luan asked after a slight hesitation.
Qing Shui told Luan Luan to let her Earth Devouring Mouse take one, and thus she called it out. However, she was still a little worried. These few Earth Devouring Mice had helped her a lot and even if she now had several powerful demonic beasts, she still treasured those ten little creatures a lot.
“I feel that this little creature has extremely powerful vitality. The Earth Devouring Mice isn’t an ordinary spiritual creature, so there shouldn’t be any problems. Let’s just see if the little creature has any confidence.” Qing Shui smiled and said to Luan Luan.
“Mm!” Luan Luan seemed to have been enlightened and she fed three of the pills to the other three beasts before walking up to the Earth Devouring Mouse.
Qing Shui had always hated mice the most. However, it wasn’t the same for the Earth Devouring Mouse. Although it had the word ‘mouse’ in its name, it wasn’t like a mouse at all. It was more like the extremely cute squirrel from his previous life.
Luan Luan put out the Origin Essence Soul Pearl right before the Earth Devouring Mouse, making a weird sound with her mouth. Qing Shui didn’t understand, but could see that the Earth Devouring Mouse was hesitating and struggling. However, in the end, it looked at the Origin Essence Soul Pearl hopefully.
“Father, it feels that it might not be able to take it well, but can’t bear to miss it. It wants to give it a try.” Luan Luan looked at Qing Shui and said helplessly.
“Then just give it a go, it’ll be fine!” Qing Shui smiled and said.
Right now, his spiritual sense was very strong and he could clearly sense how powerful the Earth Devouring Mouse was. Although it might be a little hard on the Earth Devouring Mouse for it to accept the Origin Essence Soul Pearl, it would definitely not be in any life-threatening situations. In the end, it would still receive great benefits.
When Luan Luan heard Qing Shui’s words, she happily fed the Earth Devouring Mouse the Origin Essence Soul Pearl.
No long later, the other three demonic beasts had an increase in their strengths by over 50 stars, which was about the same as what Qing Shui had experienced. Although there weren’t any major differences, the improvements to their battle techniques were on different scales, which meant that in fact, the amount of power they had gain were all different.
Very quickly, a faint violet color appeared on the Earth Devouring Mouse. Qing Shui had checked out the other three demonic beasts and didn’t see any physical changes to them. The Spirit Deer had just assimilated the additional power completely. This also let Qing Shui understood that amongst all of Luan Luan’s demonic beasts, the Spirit Deer was the one with the greatest room to grow.
Very quickly, the Earth Devouring Mouse cried out, the violet light getting increasingly stronger. Qing Shui observed with his spiritual sense, and saw that this little creature’s body was really strong.
“Mmm, its body is starting to change.”
Although there was strong violet light on the Earth Devouring Mouse, he could still clearly see the transformation to its body.
This was the strongest one out of all ten Earth Devouring Mice. It had only grown stronger after having taken the precious “Crimson Pellet” and other medicinal pills. This time around, it had grown a lot stronger and its head now seemed even more metallic, its forehead very round. However, right in the middle of the forehead, a violet colored spiral horn that was about a foot long grew out.
Its four claws also looked sharper now. Right now, the Earth Devouring Mouse still wasn’t very big. It was only slightly bigger than a cow from Qing Shui’s previous life, but the sharpness and strength of its claws were not to be undermined.
The Earth Devouring Mouse’s cries grew increasingly agitated and Luan Luan looked at it with unease. She occasionally glanced at Qing Shui, who appeared to be very calm. After about 15 minutes, the Earth Devouring Mouse gradually quietened down.
Luan Luan knew that it was alright now. The violet light also gradually dissipated. When Qing Shui and Luan Luan saw the Earth Devouring Mouse, they were both astonished.
It was because the Earth Devouring Mouse had completely changed in appearance. It now had a violet colored scale armor which couldn’t be seen earlier due to the presence of the violet light. However, they could now see it clearly. Its upper body looked like a violet colored lion with a scale armor, but its four limbs were very short yet extremely thick and sharp. The scale armor on its entire body made it appear very magnificent.
Right now, it looked like a small diamond beast. When Qing Shui saw the current Earth Devouring Mouse, he smiled, “Luan Luan, you’re really lucky. It has gone through a mutation.”
“Mmm, to think that it actually became a Dragon Devouring Mouse.”
Luan Luan found it unbelievable as well, and her expression reflected huge surprise. The Chance of such a situation occurring was very low and the Diamond Gigantic Elephant had only gone through a mutation previously because it had dragon’s blood in it and thus it wasn’t strange.
It was a bit dangerous for one without dragon’s lineage to use the Berserk Dragon’s Origin Essence Soul Pearl. Of course, it could also cause dragon’s lineage to appear in one’s body, but the chance of that occurring was extremely low. The success rate was even slimmer.
Some mouse-typed beasts in the world of the nine continents had dragon’s lineage. For example, the Fire Dragon Mouse and the Heavenly Dragon Mouse. However, these were only rumors.
Therefore, he had to say that Luan Luan was truly lucky. Another thing was that the Earth Devouring Mice’s spiritual type was also very powerful. To think that it could successfully undergo mutation with a dragon’s lineage.
This time around, the mutation caused the Earth Devouring Mouse, or rather, the Dragon Devouring Mouse, to have its physical strength increased to 200 stars. Qing Shui was astonished at how powerful it had become with the mutation and looked at it with his Heavenly Vision Technique in great interest.
Dragon Bloodforce: Increases physical strength by four times, passive battle technique, zero depletion.
Powerful, as expected of one of the dragon’s lineage. Its soaring growth made even Qing Shui jealous and this was even before it had used a Hallow Pill.
Incisive: The Dragon Devouring Mouse’s incisive attack. Its powerful teeth and claws could easily breakthrough existences which were many times more powerful than itself, its attacking prowess increased by multiple folds.
It had inherited the incisiveness of the Earth Devouring Mouse. Just this ability alone was extremely powerful, and it could let the attacking prowess be increased.
Rapid Shadows: When performed, it increases speed by three folds, and attacking prowess when attacking under high speed is increased.
When Qing Shui saw this, he gasped. Its speed was amazingly fast to begin with, and if it were to perform Rapid Shadows, and with speed being a strong factor of power…
Penetration: Attacks hold powerful penetration force, attacking prowess increases.
Laceration: Attacks hold powerful lacerating force, attacking prowess increases.
Violet Armor and Violet Horn: Strong physical defense, horn extremely sharp.
Mouse King Commandment: Can command all mouse-typed demonic beasts to listen to its command.
What Qing Shui had read up until now made him feel that this Dragon Devouring Mouse was simply an assassin and was extremely terrifying. Whoever was to have it as their opponent would have a terrible headache. It could only perform simple physical attacks, but the prowess of its physical attacks could be increased by up to four folds. This should be in order to make up for the fact that it could only perform simple physical attacks. Qing Shui felt that it was very terrifying, and at the same time, was very sure of the Dragon Devouring Mouse’s lineage.
Moreover, it could command other mouse-typed demonic beasts in battles. Luan Luan could make use of the Dragon Devouring Mouse to form up a team of mouse-typed demonic beasts. It would definitely be a very terrifying sight.
Qing Shui was also very happy and let Luan Luan fed it a Hallow Pill.
Qing Shui had given her quite a number of Hallow Pills, and Luan Luan fed it excitedly. Two Hallow Pills immediately let the Dragon Devouring Mouse’s power explosively escalated to 400 stars.
Most importantly, the second time it took the Hallow Pill, the Dragon Bloodforce changed to increase physical strength by five folds, passive battle technique, zero depletion.
Right now, the Dragon Devouring Mouse’s power was very terrifying and under the effect of the Dragon Bloodforce, its strength increased to 2,400 stars. The other battle techniques allowed the prowess of its physical attacks to be increased by four folds, allowing the Dragon Devouring Mouse’s power to reach 12,000 stars.
Qing Shui’s original intention was to let Luan Luan have another Martial Emperor demonic beast, and the Martial Emperor level Earth Devouring Mouse was very powerful. However, he hadn’t expected it to mutate into a Dragon Devouring Mouse with its escalating powers to be extremely astonishing. However, under the world’s rules, it would only be able to unleash a power of 6,700 stars.
Everyone in the five continents were restricted by the world’s rules, and thus right now, the Dragon Devouring Mouse was one of the existences at the peak of the five continents. It wouldn’t lose out even when compared to the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant.
“Luan Luan, are you happy?” Qing Shui smiled and watched as Luan Luan stroke the Dragon Devouring Mouse with smiles on her face.
“Happy, I’m very happy. Father, it can now help you to fight in battles.” Luan Luan said excitedly.
Qing Shui smiled and pet Luan Luan on the head. He knew that this daughter had always wanted to help him in his fights.
Luan Luan had always been putting in great effort in her cultivation, only to realize that each time Qing Shui was in battles, she could only watch from the sides. Right now, as a Martial Emperor, she knew that her Dragon Devouring Mouse could be used in battles.
What followed was for them to constantly gain battle experience in the Giant Beasts Mountains. Qing Shui would also refine demons or collect demonic beasts’ materials and medicinal herbs. They explored many caves and such as well, but didn’t come across any other good items.
In the blink of an eye, two months passed. Both Qing Shui and Luan Luan had gone through tremendous changes and their demonic beasts had become much stronger than before. As for the other Earth Devouring Mice, they won’t be able to power up within such a short period of time.
However, Qing Shui’s Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable had surprisingly become stronger. This was something which had happened ten days ago. The Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable swallowed the Core of a Black Flames Poisonous Armored Beast. As a result, it powered up tremendously and its physical strength increased to become 18 stars.
Five Colored Poison Passive: Increases physical strength and venomous nature by two times, passive battle technique, zero depletion.
Five Colored Poison: Venomous Five Colored Poison would be released together during attacks.
Agile: Increases speed by two times, passive battle technique, zero depletion.
To think that it had two passive battle techniques. Seemed like there was plenty of room for future grown.
Qing Shui was surprised. This was also an unexpected stroke of luck. In the past, the Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable had been Qing Shui’s trump card and when he went to the Southern Viewing Continent, it was the Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable which had given him great confidence. Later on, the Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable ended up not being able to provide him with support in battles, but to think that it can now join him in his fights again. He looked forward to seeing his poison beast in action.
The Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable wasn’t that strong yet since it couldn’t use the Hallow Pill. It had just taken a demonic beast’s Core and thus couldn’t use the Origin Essence Soul Pearl either. Moreover, there wasn’t much time left. Qing Shui decided to head back. It was time for them to head for Demon Gate.
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AST 1015 – Capability, Qing Residence, Arriving at the Central Continent
Before or after they arrived at Qing Residence, it was possible for the Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable to make a breakthrough. Since it was a poison beast, letting it consume a Hallow Pill would help it to prepare for battle.
“Luan Luan, we should head back soon,” Qing Shui told Luan Luan in the morning.
“Ah, it's time to go back,” Luan Luan replied. Qing Shui could tell that she had more to say.
“What's wrong, you can't bear to leave this place?” Qing Shui smiled.
“It's not that I can't bear to leave this place but it's great here. Besides, we've left for so long, it's time to go back.” Luan Luan looked around and replied with a smile.
“Let's go then, I still have a couple of things to tell you on the way back.” Qing Shui summoned the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant and helped Luan Luan climb up the elephant. After that, they flew off in the direction of their home.
The Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant had a much greater flying speed than the Fire Bird. Even though there were the laws of heaven and earth, the Dark Infernal Flames would still increase the speed of the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant. Hence, it was safe to say that besides being faster than the Fire Bird, the enormous power of the Dragon Elephant made it possible for it to move around as it pleased, like a fish in water.
Furthermore, in the Giant Beasts Mountains, traveling on the Golden Scale Dragon Elephant would save them from unnecessary trouble. Its noble bloodline would even be able to deter other beasts of similar strength.
The Golden Scale Dragon Elephant flew towards the Hundred Miles City. Qing Shui wanted to see if there was a chance to meet Wenren Wu-shuang.
“What's the matter, dad?” Luan Luan looked at Qing Shui with curiosity.
While traveling on the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant, Qing Shui explained the situation between Huoyun Liu-li and the Demon Gate. His daughter had grown up, at least she she was able to handle her own. Perhaps she would be able to assist in the difficulties and tribulations he faced.
“Sure. Let's go, we must find aunty's parents,” Luan Luan said after she heard about Liu Li's past.
“Please behave according to the situation and remember to listen. Your aunt and her child will still need to rely on your care,” Qing Shui said seriously after some thoughts.
“Yes dad, please rest assured. The Dragon Devouring Mice will be present. Not only that, but I also have more mice, taking care of myself is definitely not a problem,” Luan Luan gleefully replied.
“I understand but still remember to be wary. You are not aware of the might of Demon Gate and Buddha Sect. Please remember to listen and behave. Oh yes, how's your Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear?” Qing Shui suddenly recalled the demonic beast he had given Luan Luan.
“It is now barely a Martial Emperor. It has thick skin and a shocking defense but its speed and attack power are still lacking. If dad did not mention it, I would have forgotten about it,” replied Luan Luan after thinking for awhile. The appearance of the Dragon Devouring Mice has caused her to forget some things.
“I'll give you a Crimson Pellet, allow the Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear to consume it first before taking the Hallow Pill. The Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear is bound to become more powerful in the future,” Qing Shui replied with a smile.
“Yes, I relied a lot on this bear before the appearance of my Dragon Devouring Mice. The heavenly fire-armored rock bear could improve its skills swiftly. It is just that I've not used it for so long that I almost forgot about it.” Luan Luan happily laughed.
Qing Shui knew that the bear was huge and was very warm. The children in Qing Residence did not engage in battles. Hence, they would think the Dragon Devouring Mice were cute and fun to play with, bringing them out often. In addition, the children had obtained even more powerful beasts in the Sacred Land of Panacea, therefore, the Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear had been forgotten.
This bear was really pitiful at the moment.
Luckily, it wasn't too late yet. Furthermore, this bear was still powerful, since it had occasionally consumed some spirit fruits and medicine.
After loitering around Hundred Miles City for a day, they still could not found Wenren Wu-shuang. Even though Wenren Wu-shuang had skills, Qing Shui was still worried about her.
Qing Shui and Luan Luan did not linger and instead took the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant and made their way towards Heavenly Palace. They had to go back and gather more people to look for news about Wenren W-shuang, allowing her to wander alone was definitely worrisome.
Qing Shui taught Luan Luan the meditation skill, the spirit energy of a beast tamer was very important, or rather, the mental strength of mankind was important. There weren't many ways to cultivate spirit energy, you need talent, a fortuitous meeting, and perseverance. These factors could increase one's spirit energy.
The improvement of one's skills would improve their spirit energy as well. However, improving one's skills would not lead to a proportionate increase in spirit energy – there were people with great skills but weak spirit energy.
With strong spirit energy, there would be better flexibility, allowing breakthroughs in one's skills. Hence, powerful and skilled people would usually have immense spirit energy, this was the effect of the improvement of skills. Of course, this cannot be compared with people who specialized in cultivating spirit energy.
The meditation skill that Qing Shui had taught Luan Luan was relatively useful, Qing Shui's spirit energy played a great role in benefiting him. In addition, this skill was convenient to practice, it could be practiced anytime, in any posture, whether one was lying down or sitting upright. Qing Shui's great spirit energy came from his recollection of the Yin-Yang Image.
With the Arhat Rosary Beads, Qing Shui's current journey towards the Central Continent Demon Gate was not as apprehensive as before. In addition, the Diamond Gigantic Elephant has recently evolved into the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant and the Spirited Snake Turtle had also made a breakthrough to the second level of Area Dominance. It now has the ability to break the laws of heaven and earth by 2,000 stars.
Qing Shui's has the abilities of 570 stars, and with the Big Dipper Sword it would be increased to the abilities of 6,000 stars. When combined with the Area Dominance technique's 2,000 stars, his abilities would total up to 8,000 stars. Furthermore, if he was achieved the conditions for his attacking strength to multiply,, he would be able to achieve more than 9,000 stars.
In order to achieve such a potential in the five continents , one would require 50,000 stars. Additionally, Qing Shui still had the immense ability to weaken skills, as well as a spirit energy attack skill, together with the results that the Arhat Rosary Beads and the Spirited Snake Turtle can bring about. These were some of Qing Shui's trump cards.
He can go, there's nothing to worry about anymore.
The time taken to head back home was short and he completed the joourney within a month. However, Qing Shui has been out for about four months, Qing Long was also a few months old already.They were bound to be many asking Qing Shui how the journey was.
In order to allow his family to feel reassured, Qing Shui had already told his family everything that had to be told. However, Qing Shui had decided to leave again soon. This time, Qing Shui changed his decision, he decided to bring along Huoyun Liu-Li, Luan Luan and Qing Yu. The more times Qing Shui left, the more chances the Qing clan members would gain to go and experience the world. It was time for them to head outside and make a breakthrough.
The Golden Scaled Dragon elephant was big enough to allow many people to sit and travel on it. The Qing Clan all came and even though they won't have to be separated, he couldn't help but feel helpless.
Qing Shui had told them everything about the four continents that were not parto of the five continents, telling them about the conditions that they had to adhere to go to the other four states. It was generally impossible for his grandfather, mother and most of the Qing clan to adhere to the conditions set, hence Qing Shui predicted only a few would follow.
For his own children, although they had the required level of talents, they still needed more time. Hence, even if some of his women had the ability to achieve the conditions he had set, they would most likely still have to stay behind. This was good news to him, with them staying back, he would be more reassured.
After thinking about the issues, Qing Shui could only sigh. Besides, thinking about these things now was still a bit early. Even if there was such a day, he could still go back and meet them. Before leaving, he had to help them gain a powerful standing in these five states. He needed to do this in order to feel relieved.
At the current moment, it was still best to think about ways to settle Liu-Li's and Jiange;s issues. Yiye Jiange was the was as Lin Zhanhan they were all victims of the Lion King’s Ridge.
After confirming the people who were going to embark on the journey together, the whole family went along and Cang Wuya followed as well. Fei Wuji remained in the Heavenly Palace and Elder Ge stayed back to oversee the situation. This formation was a skill that every disciple of the Heavenly Palace had to learn, as well as the Tiger Form and Nine Palace Steps.
“Qing Shui, I'm still worried, Demon Gate and Buddha Sect are so powerful. If any of the Qing Clan gets injured, how will I be able to let have a peace of mind?” Huoyun Liuli said.
“Don't worry, things are probably not as difficult as it seems. We're not going to attack them, we're just there to meet people.” Qing Shui had already thought about it, he would not allow Qing family to get involved. This matter had to be settled by him and his Demonic Beasts. The ideal situation would be one where they did not have to fight.
Not resorting to violence seemed impossible as Demon Gate and Buddha Sect would usually not let others influence them. If Qing Shui wanted to request to meet someone or try to resolve the issues between them, people would definitely think that he's out of his mind.
Besides, Qing Shui never had the intentions to change the relationship between them. He just wanted to help accomplish Liu-Li's dream. Anybody would want to look for their biological parents, see how they look like and understand why they chose to abandon them at that time.
Qingqing and Guo Polu were now back in the Guo Residence thanks to Qing Shui's wishes. With the Four-eared Macaque, as well as things left behind for the Guo clan, the Guo family would be able to become part of the feudal vessels in Greencloud Continent.
Qing Shui and his group took two months to travel to the Central Continent alone, this time forging forwards with a high profile. Traveling by a beast in the air and the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant would make anyone astonished when they saw such a view. When it moved, a strong aura would cause many people of great power in the Central Continent to feel unsettled.
Luan Luan's Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear had consumed the Hallow Pill during this period of time and had also taken the Demonic Beast Origin Essence Soul Pearl once. However, the origin essence soul pearl did not belong to the Berserk Dragon King, his soul pearl had already been used up.
The Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear only had abilities of 270 stars, The passive battle technique it had in the past turned into the Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock, increasing its original potential by three times. Passive battle skills did not consume energy.
Thick Skin: Doubles the defense of the Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear, passive battle skill, zero energy consumption.
It's previous unique aspects did not change, thus it had two powerful passive battle techniques.
Flame of the Great Earth: The Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear's powerful fire attack resulted in tripling the power of the fire attack.
Berserk: Physical attacks under the state of berserk will triple in power, the attacks will have a lacerating effect.
This way, the Heavenly Fire-Armored Rock Bear could have up to 3,000 stars in attack power. It was already very powerful and this beast had greater potential and capability when compared to other beasts at the same level.
The Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable had finally evolved to become one of his greatest and most powerful poison beast after consumption of the Hallow Pill. It achieved the abilities of 250 stars.
Five Colored Poison: Increase the abilities of the physical body and potency of poison by four times. Passive battle technique, zero energy consumption.
Qing Shui felt happy watching the sable consume the Hallow Pill twice and watching its passive battle technique evolve twice. This time, the Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable could once again become a fearful existence. Even if the effect of this sable could not be compared to Luan Luan's Dragon Devouring Mouse, the sable was still a fearful existence because it was also a formidable poison beast.
Five Colored Poison: Attack includes five colored toxic.
Spiritual Sensitivity: Increase speed by three times, passive attack skill, zero energy consumption.
Indeed, after consuming the second Hallow Fruit and improving his ability, Qing Shui felt that the trip to the Sacred Land of Panacea was worth it. What's most worth was mastering the Nine Continents Steps effects.
Having arrived at the Central Continent, the first stop was to head to the Demon Gate. Qing Shui felt that the Demon Gate was the start of a breakthrough and he recalled that the son of the demon still had an elder. At that time, he gave a chance to the Demon gate because of Huoyun Liu-Li.
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AST 1016 – Purchasing A Manor, Deep Waters of the Central Continent, Ming Clan
Coming to the Central Continent this time around, Qing Shui had a strange feeling. First he would set foot on the Central Continent, then find a place to purchase a manor and take it to be the home for the Qing Clan on the Central Continent in the future.
Qing Shui was not in need of money and could come and go at ease around the Five Continents with Flying Beast or Demonic Beasts. However, many people around him did not have a Flying Beast, especially some from the Qing Clan.
Yiye Jiange, Canghai Mingyue and Di Qing had one. Luan Luan could ride on the Golden Jiao King, she even had "Bai Bai" but it was a little slow in speed now.
Qing Bei's Flying Beast was even weaker. However, With their strength and their Flying Beast's strength, Canghai Mingyue and Mingyue Gelou would generally not leave the Qing Clan. Liu-Li also had the Golden Winged Thunder Condor. Hence, Qing Shui need not worry.
The most important thing now was to select a location on the Central Continent. Qing Shui had already thought of it when he came. The location could not be too far from Cold Ice City, Duanmu City or Cloud Adventurer Guild.
It could not be too far nor too near as it had to be as near to the Demon Gate as possible. Therefore, Qing Shui had set the location at Qingfeng City. He thought for a long time before settling on it.
Solving the problem of Huoyun Liu-Li is not something that could be done within half a day. This was a guess that Qing Shui made, yet he hoped that it would be solved earlier.
When selecting Qingfeng City, aside from it being a good location, it was also because of its name. There were a few cities around the area but when he heard of Qingfeng City, he decided to purchase a manor here.
With money, it was easier to handle things. Qing Shui was able to find a manor very quickly which was in the heart of Qingfeng City. Right in the front of it was one of the few famous streets of Qingfeng City with flourishing commerce. It was indeed a good location.
The manor was pretty good and was even brand new. Qing Shui did not know the reason why it had not sold yet. The one who introduced him to it was a middle-aged man the coachman took him to, when he asked to go somewhere that he could find a property agent.
The coachman brought him straight to the middle-aged man who looked about forty years old and was a Xiantian cultivator. However, he gave off a sense of culture and astuteness.
With a look, one could easily tell that he probably managed the commerce or was some person in charge. His name was Dai Ze and he handled things as an intermediary like how agents in his previous life functioned.He also functioned like an auction hall that did not conduct auctions.
After talking to Dai Ze, he then knew that the manor in the area was the property of the Ming Clan. The manor was not for sale for money. Instead, it could only be exchanged for an item of equal value.
"Mr Qing, how is it? If you would like this and feel that you can exchange something of equal value, I can make the arrangements for you." Dai Ze smiled at Qing Shui
In this area, if people wished to sell an item, they could either head to the auction hall or register at Dai Ze’s. It was because Dai Ze’s Dai Clan Chamber of Commerce was very popular. People who wished to purchase things would tend to come to the Dai Clan Chamber of Commerce. The seller would list out their items and their prices.
The Dai Clan Chamber of Commerce would draw a commission.
"Mr Dai, I shall have to trouble you to help me contact the Ming Clan," Qing Shui said He looked up the requirements of the price and found that it should be a Medicinal Pill, a stone, or something that could help in treating an illness or an injury. The seller had a patient and if that person could be treated, there would be other rewards aside from the manor.
This interested Qing Shui. There were various ways, but they had nothing to do with money. It seemed that the Ming Clan was not short of money. For Qing Shui to take out an item the value of the manor would be an easy task.
For the time being, Qing Shui had the Qing Clan stay at a nearby inn. However, he headed to the Ming Clan with Dai Ze, traveling on a beast carriage.
The Ming Clan was not far away and was on a street. However, this street was too wide and long, probably tens of kilometers wide. Such streets were not common in Qing Shui's previous life.. Streets over a hundred or even a few hundred meters wide could be easily seen in the Nine Continents. Along the side of the street stood manors, a Chamber of Commerce and shops. On the streets were also an unending flow of all sorts of people.
The manor of Ming Clan looked similar to the one he saw previously. However, it was more lavish here, the previous manor he saw was brand new.
There were four guards at the gate of the Ming Clan. Seeing Dai Ze, they all came up to him respectfully, "Mr Dai!"
"Is the Head of the Ming Clan around?"
"Yes, I will bring you to him," a guard who was about thirty years old quickly replied.
The guard did not ask who Qing Shui was. It seemed that Dai Ze was very respected by the Ming Clan and he could bring anybody here.
The new manor that Qing Shui saw briefly had the same features in the courtyard as the Ming Clan manor he was seeing now. A fake mountain, a lake and a stone bridge. It only lacked a tablet at the gate as well as other decorations. Usually, those who stayed here would then decorate the place with such things.
Very quickly they reached the hall of the front courtyard. There were not many people in the Ming Clan. However, Qing Shui felt a great number of strong auras. Especially one which had reached the peak of Grade 1 Martial Emperor.
It was almost a thousand stars of strength.
Ming Clan, the strongest clan of Qingfeng City apparently had the existence of a Martial Emperor. Although Qing Shui felt that the thousand star strength Martial Emperor would be unable to withstand a single blow, that was not an issue. The Martial Emperors of the Main Continent could not be seen easily anyway.
The Central Continent was a place where the good and bad were mixed together.. It was considered the most flourishing and sophisticated of the Main Continent. There were many hidden talents here, he never expected he would meet a Martial Emperor on his first day here.
Now Qing Shui felt that the waters of the Main Continent were very deep. If he did not have the strength he had, he would not have known of the existence of the Martial Emperor at the Ming Clan. Just like how the nobody in the Ming Clan knew about the martial user with over five thousand stars strength that was in their home.
Qing Shui did not know what the feeling was. The more powerful he became, the more he felt inadequate and in danger, the more he felt that the Main Continent was very scary. Thinking about how he could overcome all the dangers back at the Central Continent with his former strength. If someone like the Martial Emperor of the Ming Clan showed up, he could easily have no hope of reprieve.
"Ah, it's brother Dai. Come on in, take a seat inside."
Another middle-aged man walked over and said amiably.
"Brother Ming, after becoming the Clan Head, we brothers have not had any time to drink," Dai Ze laughed.
"How could it be? Hmm, who is this?" the man asked curiously after seeing Qing Shui.
"Oh, this is Mr Qing. He would like to buy your manor," Dai ze quickly replied.
"Oh, come. Please come in, we shall talk inside." The man indicated at the hall not far away to them.
Qing Shui laughed while greeting the Headof Ming Clan and headed towards the house. He did not expect the Head of the Ming Clan would be so young. He probably had a strength over ten stars and that was considered pretty good after all Qingfeng City is not well known.
The hall was very big and spacious with expensive tables and chairs. Yet there was calligraphy on the walls, giving a luxurious feel with the scrolls.
"Come, come. Sit, sit!"
Very quickly, someone brought tea over.
"Mr Qing, since you are interested in purchasing the manor, I believe that you know our criteria," the man said gently, giving an amiable feeling.
Qing Shui had wanted to exchange the Medicinal Pill or other items directly. However, when he thought of living at Qingfeng City, the strength of the Ming Clan should be strong. Although it would not seem like anything to the Qing Clan now, he was still an outsider and he knew that it would be hard to deal with. Sometimes, one would not only need to look up but would also need the support of the others below.
"Clan Head Ming, I have the Medicinal Pill, Treasured Stone, and some other items with me. However, I heard that someone in the Ming Clan is sick and coincidentally, I happen to be a physician. I consider myself to be quite competent. Clan Head Ming, please decide which would you like.. I could satisfy you anytime," Qing Shui replied calmly
Hearing what Qing Shui said, Ming Chen was stunned. Seeing the younger man before him, there was nothing out of the ordinary. From the start, the young man gave a very steady feeling. There were no big changes to his mood and to be able to purchase the manor, he should be an aristocrat's son.
However, hearing that Qing Shui could treat illness, Ming Chen shook his head slightly. Too young. There were so many physicians that came claiming that they were very strong. Yet, they were unable to do anything about it and could not even treat the illness unless they found the rumored Panacea. However, the Ming Clan did not have the means of purchasing it or exchanging for it.
Just as he was about to reject the offer, Dai Ze chuckled, "Old Master has had so many physicians see him, why not let Mr. Qing here try. If not, we could always try other methods."
Ming Chen shuddered. He knew that Dai Ze's strength was not strong however he had a very strong insights. Moreover, the Dai Clan was a big clan in Qingfeng City. Perhaps this young man was exceptional
"I would have to thank you for the trouble brother Qing," Ming Chen immediately addressed him differently.
"Hehe, no worries. I am here for the manor. Everyone has something they need. Clan Head Ming, please bring me to see the patient. I would like to move in earlier as my family is still at an inn." Qing Shui stood up laughing.
The three of them then walked towards the backyard. Qing Shui heard that it was an Old Master, the Old Master of the Ming Clan and they were headed to where he sensed the strongest aura.
Could he be the expert?
Turning a bend, they walked right into a smaller courtyard. An old man was sitting leisurely at a table while drinking his tea and reading. Hearing the voice, he lifted his head.
"Greetings, Old Master!"
Dai Ze bowed towards the old man to greet him.
However, the old man looked at Qing Shui. His eyes shone with an extraordinary splendor however it was gone in the next moment. However, Qing Shui saw it but did not know the reason for it.
"Litte Ze, you are here. Chen Er, this is?" the old man stood up slowly and asked.
"This is Mr Qing and he is here to check on your your injury. He has strong medical expertise." Ming Chen replied quickly.
Qing Shui did not think that Ming Chen would say that. Ming Chen did not know how good Qing Shui's medical expertise was. However, Qing Shui believed that he had had many physicians see him before and it was all futile. He reckoned that the old man had already rejected seeing physicians. If not, Ming Chen would not have said that.
Seeing that the two of them looked up to the old man with such adoration and respect, he looked over to the old man and could very quickly tell that the injury of the old man.
While practicing, one of the important Meridians broke and it stopped him at the peak of Grade 1 Martial Emperor.
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