Ancient Strengthening Technique Chapter 713-714
AST 713 – Four Eared Shadow Mouse, Obtaining 'Thunder God' Hammer
Up until now, Luo Di only treated Qing Shui as someone of an equivalent level. This caused him to feel uncomfortable, he had an unreal feeling about it, which strengthened his determination to quickly destroy Qing Shui.
Qing Shui looked at the Demonic Swallow in the distance, it was a pity that it was too far away for him to kill it. If it was closer, he would have some way to kill it, but now, the one he had to deal with first, was Luo Di.
This time, Luo Di did not use the tactic of paralyzing his opponent, this led Qing Shui to guess that this battle tactic had some kind of limitation. Perhaps this limitation was not big, like being able to use it only once in a certain period of time.
Maybe because the Gold-Silver Colored Butterfly was far away, it did not work this time. Although it caused Qing Shui to be disappointed, it was still within reason, after all, the difference in abilities was too great.
Perhaps the reason why the first time it worked was this Luo Di was not guarded against it. The Jade Emperor Queen Bee was also occasionally spitting poison at him, however there was no effect.
Qing Shui knew that he could not drag out the battle, he had to finish this before the State of the 7 Stars Armour vanishes or one hour after it vanishes. Because the Godly Armor Shield had a similar effect.
Art of Pursuing!
When Qing Shui was struck back, he used the Art of Pursuing, he also relied on the strength of his body and stuck a large batch of Heavenly Talismans on Luo Di's body. Although the effects were not obvious it was better than nothing, who knows, it might be the deciding factor in this battle.
He now felt very comforted in his heart, no wonder some people choose to train the body, when the body's strength is great, the feeling they got when their defense was high was great, it was as though they did not feel any pain.
Ten Thousand Great Thunderbolt!
Qing Shui hurried retreated then he used both his hands to quickly use the Twin Dragon Explosion, he had thrown out Primordial Flame Balls. Just as Luo Di used the Ten Thousand Great Thunderbolt, Qing Shui controlled the two Primordial Flame Balls to explode.
All these happened very suddenly, in addition to the fact that Qing Shui had a significant improvement in strength, the might of the Twin Dragon Explosion was incomparable to the past. Or else, when Qing Shui used the Primordial Flame Balls on the Demonic Swallow earlier, it would not shock Luo Di, because the destructive powers of the strong Fireballs could Luo Di to have palpitations.
Some of the primordial flames burned Luo Di's shoulder, he did not hesitate to slice of some of the meat there. It was a good thing that he made his move early, or else, he would have lost an arm.
This was the terrifying part of the primordial flames, of course, it was also related to the weakening of Luo Di's abilities. If the opponent's abilities were not weakened, then he might have been able to resist that small portion of primordial flames or at least he would not have to take so drastic a measure.
Seeing the effectiveness of the primordial flames, Qing Shui felt joy in his heart. He had a move that could cause dread in Luo Di's heart, when he found an opportunity, he would kill him with it.
Qing Shui was looking for an opportunity, he was afraid of the opponent's move that could paralyze him, likewise, the opponent was afraid of Qing Shui's Primordial Flame Ball, the pair of Gold-Silver Colored Butterflies also caused him to be afraid.
After Luo Di hesitated for a while, he waved his hands!
Four Eared Shadow Mouse!
Qing Shui saw ten-odd Four Eared Shadow Mice appear behind Luo Di, his heart tightened. Qing Shui had been suspecting that Luo Di was a Beast Tamer, could it be that he also had some heaven-defying treasure like he did.
The Four Eared Shadow Mouse was also called the Sky-Earth Devouring Mouse, its four ears had excelling hearing abilities, the scariest thing about it was its speed and the fact that it could chew through anything, even the legendary divine equipment could not survive the bites of the Four Eared Shadow Mouse.
It moved like a shadow, its body was stronger than diamond, with that perverse chewing ability, it was a terrifying existence. It was not given a classification for its abilities because even Martial Saints could not do anything about it, if one met a group of Four Eared Shadow Mice, then even a Martial Saint would lose his life.
For this kind of mutated beast, the more there are the stronger they will be, this is because they had speed and a destructive ability but no strength. If a cultivator was strong enough, he could knock it flying for miles.
The length of the Four Eared Shadow Mouse was not even a meter long, it looked somewhat cute. Each time it pounced, it moved a hundred meters, it was not inferior to the Diamond Gigantic Elephant's Instantaneous Diamond Evasion. Just looking at this perverse speed, Qing Shui's scalp went numb.
The only weakness of this creature was that it could not fly, this was a fatal weakness of the Four Eared Shadow Mouse. However, when it evolved into the Six Eared Shadow Mouse, it would obtain the ability to fly, it was even mentioned in legends that Twelve Eared Shadow Mouse existed and that is was the highest existence it could evolve to.
Qing Shui watched the ten-odd Four Eared Shadow Mice, he felt very jealous at this moment, he even wanted to try and obtain these Four Eared Shadow Mice for himself.
Qing Shui knew that when he was paralyzed, these Four Eared Shadow Mice would gobble him up in an instant. Qing Shui would not be worried if he were facing these Four Eared Shadow Mice alone. However, if he were not able to move, these Four Eared Shadow Mice would be the most horrifying existence for him.
He took out a Agility-Enhancing Fruit and ate it, this way he could temporarily raise his speed by 50%
His figure flashed by!
Sword of Fifth Wave!
The Big Dipper Sword wield a force of 10000 countries and slashed out. When he saw Luo Di execute the paralyzing ability again, a silver needle flew out from Qing Shui's sleeves.
The Sword of Fifth Wave actually caused Luo Di to retreat by a few steps, Qing Shui had not expected this. This was the first time he used it against an opponent after his abilities improved. It felt entirely different from before, with his strength now, it allowed the Wave Essence to be able to display a stronger might.
Almost instantly, Qing Shui took out a Gale Pellet and swallowed it!
Qing Shui looked at the retreating Luo Di, he did not hesitate to follow him, the Big Dipper Sword slashed towards Luo Di's brain.
His speed had suddenly doubled, plus Luo Di was forced to retreat by Qing Shui. All of this was very coincidental, it gave Qing Shui an opportunity to send a sword strike at Luo Di, it had almost reached Luo Di's neck.
The killing aura of the Big Dipper Sword caused Luo Di to extend his arm out to defend because he did not have enough time to use the hammer to save himself or avoid it.
His abilities were severely weakened, especially after the Binding Talisman and Art of Pursuing. Speed had always been Qing Shui forte, furthermore, he had swallowed a Agility-Enhancing Fruit and a Gale Pellet.
Luo Di was not concerned that Qing Shui chopped out one of his arms. Qing Shui did not hesitate to grab that 'Thunder God' hammer. When Luo Di had already attempted to retreat he was resisting that strike.
Luo Di groaned, his face was pale, this turn of events was too sudden. That earlier sword strike caused all his hair to stand on end.
Qing Shui was incomparable happy, when he held this 'Thunder God' Qing Shui laughed. Originally, the 'Thunder God' was a pair but even just by holding one, Qing Shui could feel the surge in strength from it.
After he felt that, Qing Shui directly put the Big Dipper Sword into the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal.
How could the Big Dipper Sword, that could increase 50% of abilities, compare to the 'Thunder God', that could increase 100% of abilities? It was not just adding to the strength of the body either, it was overall strength, just like the Luan Silver Battle Dress Set.
This moment, Qing Shui wanted to let out a loud laugh, the other preparations that he had made were no longer necessary.
Qing Shui, who had kept the Big Dipper Sword, had a little more than the abilities of 7500 countries. Under the effects of the 'Thunder God', his abilities was directly raised to a little more than 15000 countries……
Qing Shui's body released a heaven shaking roar. Although the Big Dipper Sword was put away, the 'Thunder God' protection was not inferior to his earlier defense, furthermore, it was permanent.
This 'Thunder God' was on the level of false divine equipment, the characteristic of false divine equipment was the increase in the user's abilities. This led Qing Shui to think about the legendary divine equipment, no one knew what was so marvelous, but every divine equipment had its own unique abilities.
It was an unexpected joy, the 'Thunder God' not only allowed his abilities to improve significantly, he did not have to fear that paralyzing ability anymore. The most important thing was that his abilities now exceeded Luo Di's by more than 3000 countries.
A Penta-color light suddenly flashed around Luo Di's body and he rushed towards Qing Shui. His speed was not fast but it was incomparably resolute, there was a firm and persistent look in his eyes.
Heavenly Lightning Earthen Fire!
Suddenly Luo Di brandished the hammer with his remaining arm, a Thunder flame erupted out, it was two meters long. There was an electrical power and the Thunder Flame gave off a terrifying aura.
"Go the hell!"
The Thunder God made a graceful arc, the 'Heavenly Lightning Earthen Fire' slashed towards Qing Shu and the Four Eared Shadow Mice all attacked together.
A gut wrenching sound resounded, the Four Eared Shadow Mice all pounced as well!
Primordial Demon Refining Furnace!
"Since you came, then you might as well stay!" The duration of Qing Shui's Divinity Protection was very short. He directly brought out a Primordial Demon Refining Furnace, it was flashing with a simple radiance and rapidly trapped the ten Four Eared Shadow Mice.
Qing Shui did not dare to 'refine' the strong Luo Di, it was not even easy to refine strong Demonic Beasts but it was simple to refine these ten Four Eared Shadow Mice. They were weak and could not even move the Primordial Demon Refining Furnace.
The earlier situation was too dangerous, he did not consider that the Primordial Demon Refining Furnace might be eaten by the Four Eared Shadow Mouse. He now guessed that they would not, they Demonic Beast pictures should have a strong intimidating effect, furthermore, the materials of the Primordial Demon Refining Furnace should not be inferior of those of a divine equipment.
Thousand Hammer Technique!
After Qing Shui's Divinity Protection vanished, he used the Thousand Hammer Technique that he was incomparably skilled at.
The 'Thunder God' that was imbued with the Qi of the Ancient Strengthening Technique flashed with a Penta-color electrical light, it smashed heavily onto Luo Di's 'Thunder God'.
A dull sound actually resounded, the electrical power created a 'Zi Zi' sound. Luo Di was smashed back by Qing Shui.
The heaven and earth shook!
Every smash of Qing Shui's was earth-shattering, each strike seemed to smash open the heavens, the berserk force poured out from his body.
Bang Bang Bang……
The attacks kept coming like torrenting rain, suppressing Luo Di. With his earlier broken shoulder, Luo Di could only endure bitterly, his hair was a mess, his clothes were tattered and torn, the amount of blood on his body was shocking.
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AST 714 – Destruction of Luo Clan, Hai Dongqing’s Thoughts(1)
Seeing how Luo Di had been forced back by Qing Shui to this extent. Everyone around was stunned, especially upon seeing that one of Luo Di’s arms had been cut off by Qing Shui.
Another thing was the fact that Qing Shui’s mastery of the hammer seemed to be higher than that of Luo Di’s. The sudden turning of the tables was too unexpected, especially for those from Luo Clan who had specially come over to Hai Clan… All of them had faces as pale as sheets.
Although Hai Clan’s people were also surprised, it was a happy surprise. They had held great hopes for Qing Shui but still had not expected the outcome to be such a happy one.
At this point, Hai Dongqing secretly let out a sigh of relief. She knew that everything was going to be put to an end. This unexpected happy result gave her a feeling of being in a dream.
Subconsciously, a dazzling smile appeared on her face. The gloomy sky seemed to have also been affected by her smiles, showing a hint of light.
Hai Tian’s hands were trembling. He was already very excited when Qing Shui killed the 屠人熊, but now he was overwhelmed with joy and excitement. Even if he were to die, he would be able to do so in peace. His mind was set at ease now.
The people from Hai Clan who were left all wore fanatical expressions. Back when they decided to leave, they had all done so with the expectation of dying here, together with Hai Clan. However, the results turned out to be over their expectations. Those people who had left Hai Clan must all be extremely regretful of their decisions. Now, they wouldn’t dare come back even if they wish to do so.
Heaven Smashing Strike!
This was a move of the Heaven Shaking Hammer. However, when he used the “Thunder God” to perform this move, the prowess seemed to be even bigger. Slamming one hammer attack on Luo Di’s swaying Thunder God, with a deep sound, the Thunder God left his hand.
Without any hesitation, Qing Shui prepared himself to bring down another slam. There was no skillful technique to this attack. There was only speed and brutality. It was because Luo Di who had lost his Thunder God was no longer able to receive this attack. His powers had once again been reduced by half.
Facing Luo Di’s pale countenance, Qing Shui’s Thunder God landed a strong blow on his neck, causing it to explode, leaving only faint blood trails and blood stench in the air.
Luo Di had died!
Luo Clan’s strongest expert had died. Everything was over for them. Qing Shui calmly picked up the other Thunder God which had fallen to the ground.
This pair of “Thunder God” were now too important to Qing Shui. Or rather, just one of them. Qing Shui intended to use only one each time he used hammers. It was a perfect match together with the Violet Gold Divine Shield.
The Thunder God was created from the Thunder Rock, which was also considered a treasure. Now, at Qing Shui’s level, even if he were to get hold of a Thunder Rock, he wouldn’t be able to forge a weapon of the Thunder God’s level, not with his current abilities.
Most Thunder Rocks were found high in the mountains, in areas where lightning often struck. Most rocks are unable to withstand the impact from lightning strikes and thus it must be those rocks of at least 10,000 of age, and wouldn’t lose out to rocks like the 10,000-year coldsteel or moonstones.
The conditions required for the formation of the Thunder Rocks were too harsh. Although there was not just one Thunder God, there weren’t many of them. Moreover, it had a unique paralyzing ability and was considered a powerful existence amongst 伪神器级别. Moreover, the effect this Thunder God had wasn’t something that could be activated with every attack.
Qing Shui kept one of the Thunder God in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. Having gained a treasure, Qing Shui was in a great mood. He then turned his gaze toward the remaining Luo Clan members.
“Let’s fight it out with him. There’s no way that he’d let us off. If we want a chance of surviving this, we must kill him!” That old man from Luo Clan suddenly let out a loud bellow and took the lead to dash out toward Qing Shui.
The elegant looking old man from Luo Clan who was third in rank also dashed out without any hesitation.
Fiery Golden Eyes!
Qing Shui weakened their abilities without any panic, before stomping down with a Mighty Elephant Stomp. When dealing with these people, Qing Shui had no plans to let them off. He called out the Fire Bird.
Phoenix Dance of the Nine Heavens!
These cultivators who had been weakened by Qing Shui had no ways of fending off the Fire Bird’s Phoenix Dance of the Nine Heavens. Qing Shui, with the Thunder God, was simply a killing demon. With each hammer attack, a life would be killed. The Fire Bird on the other hand, would burn everything here into ashes. The Fire Bird’s massacre was even faster than Qing Shui’s.
Very quickly, everything here returned to its originally peaceful state. This time around, Qing Shui had been faced with the most powerful opponent he had ever come across and he had a complete victory, without suffering any injuries.
Qing Clan turned toward the Hai Clan members who were walking toward him. Looking at the bunch of Hai Clan members who were very agitated, Qing Shui was very happy as well. He smiled at Hai Tian and said, “Old Master Hai can arrange for someone to clean up the mess. I won’t take part in this.”
“Alright. When everything’s done, all the items will be yours. And our Hai Clan will remember this debt that we owe you.” Hai Tian furrowed his brows and said with a smile. He was very sincere. He didn’t know how to thank Qing Shui.
“No need for that. This time around, I was just repaying Miss Dongqing for her help. Those items are a gift for Miss Dongqing.” Qing Shui shook his head, smiled and said.
After Qing Shui said this, there was nothing else that Hai Tian could say. Everyone turned their gazes toward Hai Dongqing who was walking toward them. There was a knowing look in their gazes,
Toward these, Qing Shui could only smile helplessly. It wasn’t their fault to have thought of this. Earlier, Hai Dongqing had hugged him in agitation and had even blocked a lethal blow for him from the Spirit Slaying at the risk of her own life. These all indicated many things. If someone were to say that there was nothing between the two of them, even Qing Shui wouldn’t be able to believe it.
However, the truth was, there was really nothing between them.
“Is your hand still in pain?” Qing Shui asked gently. For a lady to be willing to go to such extent for him, although he was helping her, this act still strummed a string in his heart.
“No, not at all. It’s all fine now.” Hai Dongqing gave a relaxed smile. She had finally put down a heavy burden in her heart, and gained felt relieved both physically and mentally.
There was only one thing which she felt had changed. The image of someone would occasionally pop into her mind. It was a very strange feeling, one that made her yearn to see him.
As the respective thoughts went through their minds, they were both rendered speechless. The rest of the people had left to settle the aftermath, and left Qing Shui and Hai Dongqing to be alone.
“How much longer can you stay in Cold Ice City?” Hai Dongqing knew that Qing Shui was here to look for Immortal Fox’s blood and had only extended his stay in order to help her out. Now that everything was settled, it was naturally time for him to leave.
“About three to five days. Now that everything has been settled, you must stay happy. If you’ve come across any troubles, you can send me a letter.” Qing Shui smiled and said.
Qing Shui had actually only said this out of courtesy since it wouldn’t be that easy for Hai Dongqing to look for him. After all, he had no idea where he would be going next. However, he should be making a trip back to Greencloud Continent first.
“Then how about I bring you around to some interesting places in Cold Ice City during these few days?” Hai Dongqing smiled and said to Qing Shui.
“That sounds great.”
It was about to be noon soon. Qing Shui said to Hai Dongqing, “Come, let’s go back. It’s about time for lunch.”
“I want to eat something you cook.” Hai Dongqing smiled and looked at Qing Shui.
“What’s so difficult about that? I’ll go let the others know. I’ll also go take a look at those Four Eared Shadow Mice. ” Qing Shui smiled at Hai Dongqing.
Qing Shui opened the Demon Refining Furnace and noticed that all ten Four Eared Shadow Mice had disappeared, leaving behind three crystal cards. Qing Shui felt stunned. To think that he had succeeded even though he had barely put in much effort. This might be related to the Four Eared Shadow Mice cultivation level. Although their speed as well as their teeth were terrifying, the Core were not very powerful. Demon refinings were dependent on aura exuded by the beasts’ Core.
Qing Shui and Hai Dongqing bade their farewells to Hai Tian before returning to Hai Dongqing’s place.
They could only head for the pavilion building with the other building collapsed.
Hai Dongqing’s hand was injured, so she could only watched as Qing Shui cooked. Today, Qing Shui felt very happy. At least for now, he felt very relaxed. It was because the things here were now all settled. Hai Dongqing had helped him find Immortal Fox’s blood and he had repaid his debt to her. The things here have all be settled.
He had never expected that he would meet Hai Dongqing here. Back in Greencloud Continent, he felt that they had an affinity. When they came across each other in Cold Ice City, even Qing Shui, who didn’t believe in fate, now believed in it.
To be meeting someone he knew in a foreign land… They had even become friends very quickly. In the past they were not friends but now they could definitely be considered friends.
There were many kinds of friends but after they had been through all this, they could be considered friends who had gone through life and death trials together. They now felt that the other party had now taken a spot in their heart. Qing Shui didn’t know that Hai Dongqing’s image of him in her heart was like a portrait, one that she couldn’t ever forget.
Qing Shui made a very great lunch, filling the entire building with an intoxicating fragrance, spreading out across the small table.
“Qing Shui, there’s only two of us. How can we finish all this?” Hai Dongqing looked at all the dishes and asked Qing Shui.
“Your hand’s injured, you need more nourishment. Eat more.” Qing Shui smiled and passed Hai Dongqing utensils.
Hai Dongqing was a bit speechless but she still felt very happy.
“Your hand’s hurt, shall I feed you?” Qing Shui said slightly teasingly as he suddenly recalled her injury when passing her utensils.
“Hmph, you don’t sound sincere at all. Today, you must do what you’ve said you would.” Hai Dongqing didn’t receive the utensils but just said to Qing Shui when she saw his insincere expression. There was a hint of complication reflected in her eyes. When Qing Shui saw that, he felt a little uneasy. He wasn’t sure that Hai Dongqing liked him.
Qing Shui said without the twitch of an eye, “It’s my honor to be able to feed a beauty like you.”
Qing Shui sat opposite Hai Dongqing. The table was not very big and was rectangular. When both of them were seated, the distance between the two of them was merely about one foot. The table’s width was only sufficient to put about two plates.
After Qing Shui agreed, Hai Dongqing’s face quickly flushed up. Her beautiful face was immediately filled with endless seductive charms.
Especially when Qing Shui had brought food up to her mouth, she started to panic even more. She slightly opened her beautiful mouth. When Qing Shui’s chopsticks met her soft and tender lips, that amazing feeling caused his hand to tremble a little, as did his heart.
Hai Dongqing ate very little. When she drank soup, she held a small spoon with her left hand. The blush on her face didn’t pass and it was only now that she started to feel embarrassed over her daring move earlier.
However, she knew that if she didn’t take the initiative, Qing Shui would never take the initiative. During this period of time together with Qing Shui, she could sense that. She could even sense that he seemed to be slightly pushing her aside.
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