Ancient Strengthening Technique

 
 

Ancient Strengthening Technique Chapter 1393-1394


AST 1393 – Killing Two People, The Great Power of the Hell’s Phoenix

Anyone could tell that Qing Shui was actually scolding the people from Che Clan for being arrogant and throwing their weight about to bully others. However, the way Qing Shui said it left a more memorable impression.

Che Chi didn’t wish to let Qing Shui carry on and swung his pair of hammers. “You better bring out your true abilities. It’s useless to just rely on all talk.”

Qing Shui looked at the figure that came charging over. The old man had a circle of red light that looked like flames around him. Even the two huge hammers he was holding had turned crimson red. He appeared next to Qing Shui with a flash and the pair of hammers came smashing down with two rows of afterimages.

Powerful… Qing Shui could now sense the old man’s strength. He should be about Peak Grade Five False God. Even if he wasn’t at peak, he should be close. He was one of Che Clan’s top notch cultivators.

For False Gods, one would first look at the grade. Grade five was the first great demarcation in the False God realm. Another thing that people would look at would be the Heavenly Technique. If a Grade Four False God’s Heavenly Technique was powerful enough, the person could stand up against or even defeat a Grade Five False God.

This old man had already gone through several False God Tribulations and he was also the most powerful opponent Qing Shui had encountered. Of course, this was with the exception of that old man who wore green phoenix prints. Although Qing Shui didn’t fight against the other old man, he knew that that man was definitely more powerful that Che Chi.

Hundred Birds Worshiping The Phoenix, Emperor’s Qi!

Qing Shui didn’t dare to let his guard down in the least. At the same time, the tea cup he was holding was thrown out with the Hidden Weapon technique!

Ding!

A crisp sound rang out but the force that came from the cup still took the old man by surprise. After being weakened by 30%, the old man’s strength was only left with slightly over 10 million sun…

Although the force from Qing Shui’s hidden weapon wasn’t enough to defeat Che Chi, it did let him feel a powerful force from a tiny little cup.

The old man was astonished by the impact from the cup and even more so by Qing Shui’s ability to weaken his opponent’s strength. Right now, he felt uncomfortable all over to be without 30% of his power. The battle would become unpredictable. It was because his consciousness and judgment were all geared for when his strength was at slightly more than 15 million sun.

Since Qing Shui managed to grab this opportunity for a one-on-one fight, he wouldn’t hold back. With a flash, he appeared behind the old man. With Qing Shui’s current level of defense, as long as the old man didn’t perform a Heavenly Technique, Qing Shui wasn’t afraid to be hit.

Moreover, the Paragon Golden Armor could still withstand a fatal attack!

Phoenix Finger!

Qing Shui decided to give up on defense and just attacked. After Che Chi had been weakened, he become only slightly more powerful than Che Qi. Therefore, right now, Qing Shui was performing all his killing moves without any hesitation.

Boom boom!

Qing Shui quickly followed up with the Phoenix Finger for the second time. He moved away and then elusively made his way back for another strike!

Boom!

Third time!

Qing Shui retreated once again. This old man was very powerful. Although he had performed the Phoenix Finger three times, there seemed to be no visible changes. Qing Shui had attacked the old man’s acupoints but in the middle, he had been sent flying by the old man twice.

Despite having a powerful defense, it wouldn’t stop him from being sent flying. Che Chi realized that Qing Shui was very different and Qing Shui also felt that the old man’s acupuncture points were very unique. It should be that his Phoenix Finger had not struck his acupuncture points. Otherwise, it was impossible for the old man to not show any reactions.

When the old man smashed his hammers toward Qing Shui again…

Nine Palace Confusion Steps!

Meridians Tapping!

Qing Shui changed to use the Meridians Tapping stance in the Phoenix Finger and the effect was shown immediately. With just one strike, Che Chi was pushed back and the arm which he had been struck on kept trembling. He almost threw his hammer.

With a flash, Qing Shui followed after him like a shadow and attacked again. His powerful defense allowed him to worry a lot less.

Boom boom!

Attacking twice with the Phoenix Finger.

Che Chi threw away one of is hammers and his arm was in so much pain that he could no longer lift it up.

A vicious glare flashed in Che Chi’s eyes. However, at this moment, Qing Shui disappeared from his sight.

He had the feeling that Che Chi was going to use his Heavenly Technique’s killing techniques and thus disappeared. However, the time which he could disappear for was very short. When he appeared once again, Qing Shui’s arms appeared at Che Chi’s Taiyang Acupoint.

There were some acupuncture points on a human body that would never shift, no matter what terrifying level cultivators reached. For example, the Taiyang Acupoint, the Baihui Acupoint…

Pfft pfft!

Qing Shui left instantly and the old man looked at Qing Shui in disbelief. Then, blood slowly flowed out from his seven apertures and he dropped down. He hadn’t even been able to use his Heavenly Techniques.

"Third Uncle!"

"Father!"

“Kill him! Everyone attack him together! Kill him!”

“Tear him into pieces! Get him to suffer a fate that’s worse than death!”

Qing Shui didn’t move but just smiled as he looked at the few people in the lead. Those people who were shouting were actually still under the command of those in the front. Therefore, before the people in front said anything, they would only shout. Moreover, only just over ten people were shouting. After all, all of them were powerful experts. The ones who were shouting were the old man’s kin.

Even those people who didn’t shout were all glaring at Qing Shui. If gazes could kill, Qing Shui would have been killed by each person several tens of times.

“I’m seeing you in a new light now. Your battle techniques are very powerful. If you don’t share them and they get lost after your death, it’d be such a pity. Hmm, no, the two ladies with you should know them too, right?”

The person who spoke wasn’t the old man wearing green phoenix print. It was an old man next to him, an expert from Che Clan. He didn’t seem too sad when Che Chi died. There hadn’t even been a hint of change to his expression.

Qing Shui’s eyes narrowed, “You’re really courting death.”

“Hahaha, you have powerful defense and you also rely on that powerful battle technique. Without it, you won’t be able to fend off the Blood River Chariot Formation,” the old man took a long meaningful look at Qing Shui and said.

“There shouldn’t be any problems to kill you with this battle technique!” Qing Shui said coldly.

“I’ll take you on a one-on-one fight. I’ll make you regret this,” the old man said confidently.

Qing Shui had still felt a little uneasy at the beginning but after recalling that he still had an ace up his sleeve, he felt more at ease and charged out toward the old man.

This old man was about the same level as the previous one but the even if they were at the same level, the damaging prowess each of them unleashed would be different. It was just like how, in Qing Shui’s previous life, even if both side had the same amount of strength, if one had the skill, he could take on multiple opponents at the same time. This was the difference with their damaging prowess.

Weakening, Hundred Birds Worshiping The Phoenix, Emperor’s Qi!

This time around, the old man was stunned as well. It was only when he was in the same shoes that he could understand it. Earlier on, he had only thought that Che Chi didn’t use his full power and died from carelessness. He was still feeling upset over why Che Chi could make such a simple mistake like that. He now knew that he was wrong. This kid was even more tricky than he had expected.

The old man was only out of it for an instant when Qing Shui’s Phoenix Finger had already tapped on his body.

Sealing Gods Suppressing Devils!

Suddenly, a mysterious violet color gushed forth form the old man’s body, wrapping around Qing Shui’s hands. Qing Shui quickly retreated and realized that he didn’t feel any discomfort. However, something felt different.

“This is my Heavenly Technique’s killing ability. It can seal up the battle technique that the opponent uses. For the next one day, you won’t be able to use this battle technique again.” Saying this, the old man smiled and looked at Qing Shui.

Qing Shui couldn’t believe it and tried using the Phoenix Finger on the spot. However, the moment he did so, he was caught by surprise. It was because he realized that it was as if he didn’t know how to use the Phoenix Finger.

He hadn’t expected for there to be a Heavenly Technique like this. Heavenly Techniques like these would only be able to seal the opponent’s skills when the other party was using it. Therefore, he was unable to seal up one’s Heavenly Technique’s killing moves. After all, it could only be used once again.

Qing Shui thought of his Emperor’s Qi. However, recalling how domineering it was, he felt that the chances of it being sealed up would be very low.

“Come on, what other abilities do you have?” the old man seemed to be very proud. Although he had always been able to use this move, he had always felt upset at how other people’s Heavenly Techniques could increase attacking prowess by a lot or even kill with one strike. His, on the other hand, seemed so much weaker and it wasn’t able to seal one’s killing moves.

However, it was under this situation that he knew that his Heavenly Technique’s killing technique would still have its use.

“It’s still really easy to kill you.” Qing Shui smiled and looked at the old man.

“Then come on. Your strength lies only in that battle technique. Could it be that you have Heavenly Techniques? At your level, do you really?” The old man laughed.

Qing Shui smiled as well and then disappeared on the spot.

Shadowless Paragon!

Speed was strength!

Paragon Strike!

Spiritual lock on!

Qing Shui appeared directly next to the old man and used his Heavenly Technique. It surpassed the old man’s strength of 5 million sun and hit him right on the head.

The entire world fell silent!

The Shadowless Paragon and the Paragon Strike were a perfect match. It was a pity that the Paragon Strike could only be used once.

He was still left with 15 minutes to use the Shadowless Paragon!

Qing Shui’s act of killing the old man with a single move caused there to be a moment of silence. It was so quiet that one could hear the sound of breathing.

“Demon, he’s a demon! Everyone attack him together! Kill him!”

There were only three old men left in the front now, including the old man wearing clothing with green phoenix print. The one who said that was one of the other two old men and he even took the lead to charge out toward Qing Shui.

The moment this old man took action, the old one didn’t dare to let down his guard and quickly followed. Naturally, all the others behind also followed suit. The old man wearing the green phoenix clothes didn’t move but he continued to keep his gaze on Qing Shui.

No one knew what he was thinking. His expression didn’t change in the least from the very beginning.

Looking at the people who came charging over, Qing Shui swung his arm and the Hell’s Phoenix appeared in the air!

Emperor’s Qi!

Hundred Birds Worshiping The Phoenix!

Mighty Elephant Stomp!

Qing Shui’s performed all these in a series.

Boom boom…

Ning ning…

Hellfire!

The Hell’s Phoenix sent a spread of pitch black flames raining down. They were as dark as black treasured stones and the color gave off an eerie feeling. It was as if they had came down from the deep underground, as if it was going to incinerate all souls.

Although the Hell’s Inferno wasn’t as powerful as the Underworld Fireball, Early False Gods wouldn’t be able to withstand it and those at the Peak of their grades would be dealt serious injuries. There were even some unlucky ones who would faint from the Mighty Elephant Stomp and then ended up being incinerated later.

Tidal Cloud Waves Seal!

In an instant, the place around them became an ocean!

Although there were no impact to the two old men in front, after being weakened, what awaited them was death.

Underworld Fireball!

The powerful Underworld Fireball would also lock onto the opponent spiritually. However, the lock-on wasn’t something absolute. One wouldn’t be able to dodge it and could only stop it unless done in midway. It was because the moment one came into contact with it, it would explode. It wasn’t that hard to stop it but as it was released in close proximity and at very high speed, the first thing that came to one’s mind would be to dodge.

Therefore, when the Underworld Fireball struck onto the body of one of the old men, he was already dealt severe injuries. But this wasn’t the end.

Boom!

With an earth-shaking sound, the old man disappeared in the air. Everyone in Che Clan felt as if the end of the world was coming.


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AST 1394 – Enraged Hellfire Phoenix, No One Left Alive

The huge explosive sound created panic for the surrounding people. As though they were ordinary people feeling the shockwave of a huge explosion, the jet black Underworld Fireball exploded into a gray void.

The elder disappeared, instant death. The overwhelming might stunned Qing Shui, however it was not shocking for the Hellfire Phoenix. This was its power; its normal level of power.

Thus, Hellfire Phoenix changed targets to a different elder.

Underworld Fireball

The elder that was targeted started to panic, he cried out loud, "Left Custodian, save me!"

After this session of attacks, Che Clan's members were more than half dead or injured. Three of the strongest four members of the Che Clan were dead. At this time, the elder did not care about saving face, he hollered out loud for help.

Ice Congelation!

Right at this moment, the elder dressed in azure phoenix clothing acted. His body did not move, but he freely waved his hand, a pillar of water shot out with lightning speed. In the blink of an eye, it had reached the Underworld Fireball.

Poof!

A dull noise resounded. The Underworld Fireball exploded again in midair. Qing Shui was stunned, this Left Custodian had quite the battle sense. He quickly found the method to counter the Underworld Fireball.

The Che Clan elder from before backed down. It would seem that others followed suit in retreating. Close to a hundred arrived as a battalion, now only fifty or so remained. However, those that remained were all formidable martial artists. This was Che Clan's False God martial artists. They were the entire foundation of the Che Clan.

Qing Shui looked towards the elder in the azure phoenix clothes. The elder gave off a mysterious feeling, it made Qing Shui, who possessed the Hellfire Phoenix, feel nervous.

Roar!

If not for Qing Shui's communication with the Hellfire Phoenix within his consciousness to calm it down, it would have probably rushed into battle.

Phoenix Dance's Left Custodian's heart was already a mess. Right now, he must remain calm. He calmly looked over at Qing Shui and slowly walked out.

"Mr. Qing, what a showing you have displayed. At this point, there is already no going back. If I restrain your beast, how will you fight?" The elder's voice was calm but carried with a force that could pierce the soul. It was an imposing feeling, similar to psychological attacks.

"Restrain? You think you can restrain my beast?" Qing Shui laughed at the elder.

Left Custodian looked at Qing Shui seriously, "Then I shall try, maybe I can!"

After the elder finished speaking, he moved both his hands and cast immediately.

Unlimited Ice!

Sure Kill Heavenly Technique!

Hellfire Phoenix spread its wings, Phoenix Heart!

Fire Bird did not have a trump card but its body was smoking with a thick black flame, the entire sky was being roasted. He had never thought that the Phoenix Heart had this effect.

Debuff!

At the same time, Qing Shui was under the influence of the debuff. He did not know whether his attack was before or after the influence of the debuff.

Underworld Fireball

Underworld Fireball

……

Suddenly, Fire Bird's body was engulfed by azure ice, even the Underworld Fireballs that the Hellfire Phoenix blasted out were engulfed in azure ice!

Seeing the Hellfire Phoenix being sealed in ice, Qing Shui started to panic. If the elder attacked him, he may have a hard time holding the elder off. The only saving grace was that he was still in Shadowless Paragon form.

Golden Sword!

Qing Shui directed the Golden Sword towards the Left Custodian.

"Too weak!"

The Left Custodian shook his head while allowing the Golden Sword to attack his own body, there was no damage.

"How's this? You lost your beast, your battle technique has been sealed, I don't know what else you can bring to the fight. If you don't have any more tricks up your sleeve, it will be my turn," Left Custodian looked at Qing Shui and said calmly.

He had a preference of killing people when they were in despair. To make his enemies hopelessly fall into despair, just like what he was doing against Qing Shui. To seal off critical battle techniques as well as battle changing beasts, had it been anyone else, they would have died with a grudge.

"Make your move, you can't kill me."

Once Qing Shui finished his sentence, he quickly blinked next to the Hellfire Phoenix that was sealed. Qing Shui moved his hand and the Primordial Flame Dragon Whip appeared.

Water Subdues fire!

However, Qing Shui's fire was not normal fire, it was Primordial Flames!

Pa!

The whip struck a large chunk of ice and immediately a small crack formed. At this rate, it would take several hundred strikes before the ice would break.

"Since you're in a hurry to die, I will send you on your way!"

Ice Dragon Slash!

This was a second Sure Kill Heavenly Technique!

This Left Custodian has strength that exceeded 20 million sun……

Though after being debuffed by Qing Shui he only had a strength of 17 million sun, he was still able to use Sure Kill Heavenly Techniques. Right now, all he wanted was to kill Qing Shui in one hit.

Left Custodian's battle techniques were all speed type, this distance could be closed instantaneously.

Bang!

A golden light aura appeared briefly, at this time, Qing Shui also used the Bloodthirsty Demonic Vines. He knew that the Paragon Golden Armor would block the fatal strike, since he had not used it today.

Bang!

Qing Shui's silhouette few outwards but suddenly rushed back. At the same time, the giant Bloodthirsty Demonic Vines was like a giant towering tree that frantically sprang out, tangling the Left Custodian in place.

Suddenly, bang bang bang… …

A series of loud explosions resounded!

Roar……

Hellfire Phoenix's previously blasted Underworld Fireballs exploded. The ice that was in the surroundings was blown to smithereens. The high-pitched roar was indication that the Hellfire Phoenix was enraged.

Phoenix's dignity was despised and trampled upon!

Its body was blazing with Underworld Fire, with a reverberating sharp cry, it then consecutively fired dozens of Underworld Fireballs chained like beads towards the Left Custodian that was trapped within the Bloodthirsty Demonic Vines.

Qing Shui was a bit surprised that Bloodthirsty Demonic Vines could trap the Left Custodian in such a short amount of time. Though the Bloodthirsty Demonic Vines were on the verge of collapsing, with the strength and toughness that were intertwined several times on the Left Custodian, it should still be able to trap him for a bit.

Moreover, Qing Shui knew that the Hellfire Phoenix was enraged. He had never thought an enraged Hellfire Phoenix could fire off Underworld Fireballs consecutively like that.

Had the attack started with this, what would the result have been?

Pop pop pop…..

Bang bang bang…..
A series of giant explosions could be heard. Everything, including the Bloodthirsty Demonic Vines, was shattered into smithereens in the explosions.

As Qing Shui stared blankly in front of him, the formidable Left Custodian died just like that. He had used two Sure Kill Heavenly Techniques. Would a death like this be considered good-for-nothing?

The enraged Hellfire Phoenix did not stop at killing the Left Custodian, it dove into the center of a dozen men with its body blazing with Underworld Fire. The death of the Left Custodian had not sunk in for those people yet as the Hellfire Phoenix bulldozed through them. Already a third of them disappeared from this attack.

Not only was the Hellfire Phoenix's flame attack amazing, its body was also durable. Moreover, the Underworld Fire on its body was equally terrifying. Its horrifying speed and power combined with the Underworld Fire on its body was not something that these mortals could take.

Roar!

Another blast of Underworld Fireballs appeared, it immediately locked onto the elder that was saved by the Left Custodian. The elder looked on with eyes of hopelessness as he was engulfed by the Underworld Fireball.

By the time the Hellfire Phoenix stopped, there was no one from the Che Clan left. The cool and elegant Hellfire Phoenix stopped in midair, frequently letting out roars into the sky.

The entire world became silent.

Everything was over just like that. It all sank in for Qing Shui. This was the formidable ability of the Hellfire Phoenix, he had been careless to let it be sealed. Even in that situation, it had saved itself by blasting several Underworld Fireballs to break the seal.

"Perhaps this is the legendary Black Phoenix?" the people below said after things started to sink in.
"It probably is, even if it isn't, it is no different from it."

"Che Clan is done for, to be done in just like that, being a superior clan and yet it was so fragile."

"That's right. That's why it is better to keep a low-profile. The Che Clan was too arrogant, this was karma!"

"Qing Miraculous Physician is so young and yet so formidable. Can't judge a book by its cover. No one would have thought before that a man so young could wipe out the entire Che Clan."

"Indeed, even the Left Custodian could do nothing!"

……

Qing Shui retrieved the Hellfire Phoenix and walked towards Yehuang Guwu. Qing Shui, the two ladies, Tianhe Renmo and the Yun couple walked down from the top floor of the Imperial Cuisine Hall.

By the time reality had sunk in, they were still disbelieving. They slowly made their way back to the Cuisine Hall. Yun Yijian was especially confused. Qing Shui had no need for assistance from Cloud Flutter. His strength could not be stopped by anyone.

He did not know that before combining forces that Qing Shui's Fire Bird had not evolved into the Hellfire Phoenix yet. If it had been the Hellfire Phoenix, it was uncertain whether Qing Shui would need assistance from Cloud Flutter.

The Yun couple was also here, the Imperial Cuisine Hall was not open today.

After cleaning up a bit, Qing Shui reappeared. All the others appeared to have calmed down a bit, the most at ease was Tianhe Renmo. Even Yehuang Guwu could not believe that Qing Shui could be as fearsome as this.

They could only rejoice, knowing Qing Shui was this formidable, with exhilaration even. If it had been the other result they would not be able to accept it. The current result was the best result, everyone here could only wish Qing Shui was formidable.

On another note, Qing Shui did not know if it was due to the death of the elder or his own body's special constitution but the power that sealed Phoenix Finger disappeared. Qing Shui could use Phoenix Finger again.

"Younger brother was this amazing," Yun Yijian said with a bit of embarrassment.

This woman was also a stunning beauty and looked at Qing Shui strangely. She was stronger than her husband but was far weaker than Qing Shui. Earlier, she had felt that she was not comparable to this young man, but she had not thought the difference was this huge. Now, the difference was comparable to being light years apart.

"You were this amazing. You made me worry for this long," Yuan Su said with a light smile, she said this with ease.

Yehuang Guwu only smiled without saying anything.

Tianhe Renmo and the Yun couple seemed to have seen through it but did not say anymore. They continued to drink. Qing Shui had taken out several jars of wine when they sat together, now that the massacre was over, they could drink some more.

"Well I also did not know I was this amazing, I had originally been worried as well," Qing Shui said while smiling at Yuan Su.

Yuan Su's intent was clear to him, Yehuang Guwu had told him. He could clearly feel it now, but he had told Yuan Su, that the two of them would follow to flow of fate. If they were meant to be, everything would just fall into place and they would end up together.

"Liar, but I like it, you bring surprises to people. What do you intend to do now?"

"Let's rest for two days then decide. I'm not sure what Phoenix Dance will do. They lost a Left Custodian. This Left Custodian was probably from a powerful clan. There could be quite a few visitors coming for me," Qing Shui said while being a bit helpless. Clans usually build relationships by marrying into other clans, affecting one part of the relationship could trigger a network of clans to act. He was not sure whether he was in over his head or whether the slaughter would continue.


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