Ancient Strengthening Technique

 
 

Ancient Strengthening Technique Chapter 918-920




AST 918 – Great Wine and Beauty, Ties Are Priceless

“Come, take a seat and have some wine. This wine is quite good.” Qing Shui smiled and poured some for Mu Qing.

Mu Qing helplessly sat down next to Qing Shui and picked up that translucent jade cup. Even the wine in it was translucent like jade, exuding an intoxicating light fragrance.

Drinking it down in one gulp, Mu Qing’s beautiful eyes lit up as she looked at Qing Shui, her eyes filled with disbelief. This was simply unbelievable. Nv`er Hong was astonishing enough to begin with and this wine was clearly many tiers higher than Nv`er Hong. It was light and had a faint fragrance to it. It even gave the feeling that it would seep right into one’s bones.

This was a feeling as if it would cleanse one’s bones, meridian channels and internal organs. This was the reason she had found it unbelievable.

“This was brewed from a variant of the plum blossoms.” Qing Shui smiled and poured her another cup.

“It’s really very nice!” Mu Qing looked at Qing Shui and said, smiling.

“I also think that it’s nice. You can’t find it anywhere else.” Qing Shui smiled and poured her another cup again.

“It’s best to drink less of good stuff.” Mu Qing shook her head slightly, not continuing.

“Why?” Qing Shui smiled and looked at Mu Qing.

“All good things come in extremely small quantities. I don’t want to develop a reliance on it. I’m afraid of getting addicted and yet there’s none to be found. Wouldn’t that be very painful?” Mu Qing smiled and said.

Qing Shui didn’t try to convince her. What she said was similar to how it was when people in his previous life got involved in drugs. This Plum Blossom Wine was much more amazing than the drugs from his previous life but it wouldn't make one overly reliant on it, unless the person had extremely weak self-restraint. Neither would it make one thin down to their bones.

Moreover, the people in the world of the nine continents had better physiques than the people in his previous life.

“Actually, this thing won’t make you develop a reliance to it. You don’t have to worry.” Qing Shui smiled. Mu Qing didn’t drink anymore but just looked at him quietly. It was because after not seeing him for half a day, she realized that this guy was now unfamiliar to her once again.

This time around, it was a change to his disposition. This man who was younger than her was now like a calm ocean, serene and had an indescribable feeling.

A faint and refreshing aura came from him. It was very nice but wasn’t a deadly attraction. However, it was very comfortable. Mu Qing lifted her head and when she saw that Qing Shui was smiling as he looked at her, she couldn’t help but blush. Earlier, she was the one who had been staring at him.

Thinking about this, she no longer feared his gaze and just looked at him with a flushed face. After all, he knew her feelings and in his eyes, she must be very thick-skinned…

Qing Shui’s smile made Mu Qing blush even more.

“Why are you looking at me like this?”

“I think it’s Young Miss who has been looking at me” Qing Shui smiled and said.

“Don’t call me Young Miss, call me by my name” Mu Qing bit her lips and said.

“Why?”

“It makes me feel that you’re being very distant towards me and I don’t want it to be like that…”

“Mu Qing!” Qing Shui smiled and called her name.

“Mmm!” Mu Qing replied happily.

“Help pour me some wine.”

“You’re shameless!” Mu Qing chided but picked up the wine pot and filled up 70% of Qing Shui’s cup.

“With great wine and a beauty here, I’ll reject even the offer to become a god.” Qing Shui smiled, picking up the wine cup and drank it down in one gulp.

Mu Qing’s face had a satisfied smile as well.

When the sky turned dark, Qing Shui and Mu Qing headed out the backyard and went to get Mu Clan’s old man to head to the hall. It was agreed that everyone from Mu Clan would be having a reunion dinner together.

And Qing Shui had long since been treated as a member of Mu Clan.

There weren’t less than 200 people in the hall and all the people here regardless of their age and gender were all from the direct line of descendants, the people who were the closest to them. Mu Clan’s old man, Qing Shui, Mu Fengyang and the others sat at the leading seats.

Of course Mu Qing was around as well. She was even seated next to Qing Shui…

This banquet was very lively and they had a sumptuous meal. What could be made and anything that could be thought of were all available. This was considered a birthday celebration since it was basically as if they were given a new life.

After having been through this, most of the people in the Mu Clan had gone through some slight changes. For one, they felt free, for another, they came to understand a lot of things and knew what they should do. There were even those who could see further and knew that having passed this trial, Mu Clan might be able to gain more status.

Qing Shui was naturally the busiest one here. Mu Clan’s old man seemed to be very happy as well. He didn’t say much but just looked at the scene before him. Mu Fengyang and the others didn’t say much either. It was actually Mu Qian’s and Mu Qing’s generation which were the liveliest.

However, Mu Qing’s generation found it hard to be at ease before Qing Shui. They came to realize that not knowing when, this young man was already like a towering mountain which they could only admire from the side and could never hope to attain. He was an unrivaled fiend.

If it wasn’t for the fact that Mu Qing had become a supporting pillar between them, they would never have any interactions with this young man. However, they had now formed an interaction with him and he was even going to help Mu Clan tide through their greatest crisis.

Right now, no one would have any dissatisfaction with Qing Shui. There would be no eggs intact under an overturned nest. Moreover, right now, everyone could not help but hope that Qing Shui would get together with Mu Qing.

Qing Shui wasn’t fazed by these kinds of events. In fact, most of the people here were unrelated to him and he merely responded to them simply. Thankfully, not many people came to get close to Qing Shui.

Another thing was that Mu Clan’s danger had not been completely resolved, but they were all extremely confident right now. Their confidence came from this young man, since they themselves were of no help.

Qing Shui didn’t eat much. Neither did Mu Qing. Mu Clan’s old man, who sat opposite them, kept on looking at Qing Shui right from the very beginning.

After a slight astonishment, the smile on his face continued to remain so peaceful.

This peacefulness gave Qing Shui a disturbing feeling. That was a feeling of having no desires nor wants and it was even one free of any restraints and attachments. Qing Shui let out a sigh. To think that the improvement to his cultivation brought this old man’s life to its end.

It was because the old man was now free of any worries. It might be because he had been too tired.

The banquet didn’t last too late into the night and everyone headed back. Mu Clan’s old man and Qing Clan sat in the cooling backyard, drinking the Plum Blossom Wine Qing Shui took out. The old man was very happy and drank quite a lot. He didn’t ask what this wine was nor did he said that it was delicious. He wasn’t even very surprised…

“Old Master, why do you have to do this?” Eventually, Qing Shui still frowned and ask.

“I knew that you would ask. Very well, since you’ve already realized, it just means that you’re already very strong now and I’m also assured now. Qing Shui, can you do me a favor?” The old man’s tone was extremely calm.

Qing Shui smiled bitterly, “I know but Sky Prison Sect still has two experts. Are you able to feel at ease?”

He knew that the old man’s decision to leave was firm.

“Don’t worry, I’ll leave after those two old men,” the old man smiled and said.

Qing Shui opened his mouth and wanted to say more but Mu Clan’s old man waved his hand, “Although powerful cultivators have a long lifespan, sometimes having a long lifespan might not necessarily be a good thing. It’s just like right now, I feel very lonely. I watched as my parents and brothers left me one by one, feeling excruciating. I even had to see my children and grandchildren leave me. This isn’t enjoying life, this is torture. They say the longer one lives, the more inhumane they become. Those who are human don’t have long lives and even strong bodies won’t be able to withstand emotional pains…”

Qing Shui had a calm and dreamless night.

The next day, he had a leisurely rest. Most of the time in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal had been spent on familiarizing himself on the explosive surge of power he had just gotten. He needed to let his powers be fully merged together.

The effects were quite good and one day in the realm was equivalent to 100 days outside. Moreover, Qing Shui had great talent and thus all these were completed very quickly.

When he was free, he would occasionally go into the air and looked into the far distance. Although he knew that the two monsters wouldn’t come so quickly, he still kept a lookout for them. This might be a subconscious act since there was a limit to the distance he could see.

“Qing Shui!” Mu Qing shouted out for Qing Shui who was in the air.

Qing Shui smiled and descended and then walked toward the lady in the pavilion who was smiling as beautifully as a flower.

Qing Shui was used to this. He already knew of Mu Clan’s old man’s plan and he was going to help Mu Clan. This lady before him right now was the most important.

“You look very happy.” Qing Shui sat opposite her, picked up a cup and took a sip.

“You don’t like to see me happy?” Mu Qing asked.

“I remember that when I first saw you, you were like the unattainable stars in the sky. However, right now, in my eyes, you’re the most beautiful,” Qing Shui smiled and said to Mu Qing.

“You only know how to act mysterious. You’re so strong but you kept on letting me feel worried…”

At the mention of being worried, Mu Qing still felt slightly embarrassed since their relationship was still quite vague. This man hadn’t shown any indications and it was still a one-sided love on her side. Thinking about this, she couldn’t help but feel bitter.

She had never expected that something like this would happen to her.

“Let me give you something. I don’t know whether you’ll like it or not.” Qing Shui smiled and handed Mu Qing a Violet Jade Sword and a box.

“For me?” Mu Qing looked at the beautiful Violet Jade Sword and the box which she had no idea what was inside as she said in astonishment. She was shocked that this man would give her things.

“You don’t like them?” Qing Shui hadn’t expected her to be so surprised.

“They are given by you. I like them a lot,” Mu Qing said happily and picked up the Violet Jade Sword which looked very beautiful. She felt that it was an accessory but she didn’t really care what it actually was. She only cared that this was given to her by Qing Shui.

However, the moment she picked it up, she was astonished. This was a powerful weapon, much more so than her own. People who were below Martial Emperor seldom have weapons which could increase their strength three times or more. The limit was usually at double. It was because there weren’t many who would be able to handle a tripling of their strength but of course there were exceptions.

And the Violet Jade Swords which Qing Shui had forged could be said to be the best weapon for those who were Martial Emperor or lower. They gave an additional doubling of strength to the user.

She looked at the Violet Jade Sword in a daze. The violet glow reflected against her beautiful face, giving off a dreamy feeling. The sword and the beauty reflected each other’s beauty.

It was very long after that she looked at Qing Shui, “This sword is too valuable.”

Qing Shui shook his head and said after a while, “There’s a price to items but ties are priceless. As long as you like it, it will have a value. If you don’t it’ll just be a piece of junk.”

A brilliant pink blush appeared on Mu Qing’s face. Qing Shui fell into a daze and then shook his head, smiling. It wasn’t because he lacked self-restraint but because the woman’s beauty was unrivaled.

When Mu Qing saw Qing Shui’s expression she smiled. Putting aside the Violet Jade Sword, she picked up the box and asked, smiling, “What is this? Is it also for me?”

“It’s for you. Open it and see if you like it.” Qing Shui smiled and said.

"Why are you giving me a gift?" Mu Qing smiled and looked at Qing Shui, appearing very calm.


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AST 919 – Violet Jade Earrings, Funeral, What Will Come Will Eventually Come (teaser)

"Why are you giving me a gift?" Mu Qing smiled and looked at Qing Shui, appearing very calm.

"Do I need to have a reason to do it? Back then, why did you give me the Sky Penetrating Grass, Sunstones and such?" Qing Shui smiled and looked at Mu Qing. He knew what it was that Mu Qing wanted to hear but at this moment, he didn't wish to say it.

"You're my greatest affinity in this life. Am I really that unbearable?" Mu Qing held the box, lowered her head and said softly.

"Where's your confidence as the city's top beauty? Don't you know that I'm already slightly interested? If you were to lead me on too much, I might just devour you whole," Qing Shui sighed and said.

Mu Qing lifted her head and looked at Qing Shui, biting her lips. She gently opened the box with a slight smile on her face. What appeared before her was a beautiful pair of violet colored Violet Jade Earrings. Compared to the Violet Jade Sword, it was more exquisite, as if it had not been the work of a human.

Although Mu Qing knew that the item was very small from the size of the box, she had not expected it to be a pair of earrings for ladies. She smiled happily and said, "What an exquisite pair of earrings."

After saying that, she seemed to have gone deep into thought. It was because the material of this pair of earrings was exactly the same as that of the Violet Jade Sword. She couldn't help but look at Qing Shui in astonishment, "You were the one who made this."

"Mmm, do you like it?"

"I do!" Mu Qing handed the Violet Jade Earrings and said to Qing Shui.

When passed the Violet Jade Earrings, Qing Shui was stunned and asked, puzzled?, "Why are you handing it to me?"

"You blockhead, I want you to put them on for me," Mu Qing looked at Qing Shui and chided while blushing.

Qing Shui smiled, picked up the Violet Jade Earrings. His hands trembled slightly when he saw her beautiful earlobes and her snow white slender neck.

He had put on earrings for Huoyun Liu-li before but now, he realized that his hands were not very nimble. When he came into contact with that beautiful ear, he felt that soft feeling and Mu Qing's slight tremble, he could only smile bitterly.

The ears were a sensitive spot for many people and could even well be the most sensitive spot for some. This was especially so when they were touched by people one liked. The reaction would be even stronger.

This pair of Violet Jade Earrings was made by Qing Shui with his Penta-Colored Rainbow Art of Forging. He had made over ten sets of earrings. It would not only strengthen his foundations in his Art of Forging, he could also use them as presents. These things were not for sale even if one had money to afford it.

After putting it on, Mu Qing felt a cooling and pure power rising within her. She looked at Qing Shui in astonishment. To think that this pair of earrings was so powerful that it could increase her abilities to be two times as strong as before (excluding strength gained from external items. It was based on one’s strengths from one’s physical body and martial techniques alone).

Mu Qing forgot her feelings of embarrassment and looked at Qing Shui for a while. The more she got to know him, the more she felt that he was like a puzzle which couldn’t be solved, making her get closer to attempt to solve it.

“How is it?” Mu Qing smiled and met Qing Shui’s gaze.

“Beautiful, you’re beautiful like a piece of jade.” Qing Shui smiled.

Just as Mu Qing was about to say something, Dong Yan and Sun Yan arrived. They saw Qing Shui and Mu Qing standing very closely together. From the side, it might make one think of some scenes that would make the blood boil.

Seeing that the two of them were saying something between themselves, Mu Qing stood up, “You guys can chat. I’ve something to attend to and will head back first.”

“3rd Brother, when are you going to marry Miss Mu?” Sun Yan smiled and asked.

“Alright, stop with the jokes. We haven’t settled our problems yet,” Qing Shui shook his head and said, smiling.

“That’s true. We don’t know when those two old men will come back. Even if they did, it would be 3rd Brother fighting against them alone,” Dong Yan shook his head helplessly as he said this.

Qing Shui took out the Violet Jade Scythe and that Violet Jade Sword which was slightly wider and passed them to Dong Yan and Sun Yan respectively.

“3rd Brother, this thing looks quite nice,” Dong Yan picked it up casually and said. However, he had just finished his words when his eyes suddenly popped open, as if he was in disbelief. He stood up, waved it a few times and then stood there in a daze, not saying a word.

“Haha, 3rd Brother, thanks,” Dong Yan didn’t stand on courtesy with Qing Shui and said happily.

“We’re brothers. There’s no need to stand on ceremony,” Qing Shui said.

When Sun Yan picked up the Violet Jade Sword, he was no better than Dong Yan. Although he didn’t say anything, that joy was still clearly reflected on his face. He said, feeling embarrassed, “I’ve received so much from 3rd Brother… I owe you too much as well….”

“We’re brothers. We don’t owe each other anything. I’m the one who is willing to give these to the two of you.” Qing Shui shook his head and smiled, saying. From the point when the two of them stood together with him, not fearing death, Qing Shui had treated them as he would treat his real brothers.

Another day passed by. Waiting was an agonizing thing to do, especially when one was waiting without knowing what to expect. It was because such a wait was like waiting for death. Luckily, there was still some hope.

After leaving Mu Clan’s old man’s place the other time, Qing Shui had not appeared at all. Just as he was about to head out, the door was opened. Mu Qing stood at the door, appearing very sorrowful, eyes red.

Qing Shui’s heart leaped, “Mu Qing, what’s wrong?”

“Old Ancestor has gone!”

Qing Shui was stunned and he felt really helpless. Mu Clan’s old man had said before that he would not die before the two old guys did. Why had he passed away? With the old man around, Qing Shui could feel that the burden on his shoulders was lighter. But now that he was gone, it meant that he would have to pick up everything here by himself.

“Come, let’s go take a look!” Qing Shui gave it some thought before saying.

The two of them headed to the backyard and realized that many people had already gathered. Each of them had a sorrowful look on their faces. Mu Fengyang and the other members of Mu Clan were tear stricken. Although Mu Clan’s old man didn’t bother with what was happening outside, with him around, he was there to give support if anything were to happen. However, he had collapsed.

Seeing that Qing Shui had come, Mu Fengyang walked over while the others made way for him.

“Old Master, I offer my condolences. Sir is considered to have lived out his life peacefully. He should have left with a smile,” Qing Shui offered a word of condolence and went in with Mu Fengyang.

The room didn’t appear luxurious but instead, had a rustic feel. He looked at the peaceful old man lying down on the bed. Qing Shui took his pulse and affirmed that the old man had passed away. A faint smile on the old man’s face indicated that he had truly left happily.

“Qing Shui, Old Ancestor has left a letter for you.” Mu Fengyang handed Qing Shui an envelope.

Qing Shui felt very helpless. The words of the dead carried the greatest weight. Qing Shui opened the envelope on the spot. He knew that the old man had definitely left everything in his hands.

'Qing Shui, when you see this letter, I’ve already left this world. I’m very happy.

Don’t be worried, don’t let them feel sad. I didn’t do what I’ve promised you.

Don’t worry, those two old guys don’t have many days to live either. Since you were able to calmly defeated Tianyu Liangyi who had attained a breakthrough, you won’t have to worry about those two old men. However, you must still be careful.

This old man thanks you. Mu Qing is a good girl. Everyone knows her feelings toward you. You’re the first guy this lass has ever liked since she was young. If you like her as well, please treat her well.

I hope that you will be able to help take care of the Mu Clan in the future as well. I’ll give you my blessings in the netherworld.'

After reading the letter, Qing Shui handed it to Mu Fengyang. He didn’t wish to let other people suspect that he had gotten some treasure from the Mu Clan.

“This was what Old Ancestor has given you. We can’t read it,” Mu Fengyang shook his head and said.

“Take a look. There are no secrets. You guys should read it!” Qing Shui smiled and said.

The funeral for Mu Clan’s old man was fixed to be on the next day. In this world, the dead called the shots and it was better to let them rest in peace earlier.

Mu Qing read that letter too. She didn’t say anything, nor get close to Qing Shui intentionally.

Everyone was very worried about the two old men from the Sky Prison Sect. They hoped to be able to let Mu Clan’s old man rest in peace underground before the two of them came.

On this day, everyone in the Mu Clan was very busy setting up the mourning hall. Many people from the city came to pay their respects. Mu Clan was currently in an ambiguous position. Although there were people who didn’t think that the Mu Clan would do well, many of them still sensed that something was different.

Once someone came forward to pay their respects, many others would follow, even the people from the Yin Clan.

It was because if the Mu Clan were to pull through this ordeal, what they have done today would be very important. At least, they wouldn’t have any weaknesses that others could capitalize on. And even if the Mu Clan were to be wiped out, they wouldn’t lose out either.

On this day, Qing Shui felt slightly uneasy as well. He kept having the feeling that the two old men from the Sky Prison Sect would be coming immediately. Most importantly, Qing Shui’s senses tended to always be right.

The day passed by without any dangers. There would still be people coming to offer their respects tomorrow and the burial will only be in the afternoon. Other than the people left behind to keep vigil beside the coffin, the others went back to take a rest. Tomorrow might not be a peaceful day.

Cultivating throughout the night, Qing Shui felt that his forging skills had been stabilized and so had his cultivation. He was not only worried about the two old men from the Sky Prison Sect but he also had some anticipation.

The next day, Qing Shui woke up very early. Or rather, he had not slept after coming out from the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. He would occasionally go up into mid-air to take a look at the surroundings.

The sky gradually lit up and there were still many people coming to pay respects. Many of them were in no hurry to leave after paying their respects. There were many tables and chairs laid out with tea and such prepared for these guests who had traveled long distances to come.

Late morning!

Qing Shui lifted his head to look at the sky. He hoped that his feeling was wrong and they would only come after Mu Clan’s old man had been buried. He didn’t wish for the old man’s funeral to be disrupted.

After about another hour!

Roar!

Suddenly, a huge roar rang out from afar.

This sound caused everyone to be astonished.

They’ve come. What that will come will eventually come. But why did they have to choose this timing….

“Proceed with the funeral. Leave it to me,” Qing Shui said to Mu Fengyang and the others.

“Qing Shui…”

“It’s fine. No one can disturb the old man’s funeral!”

Qing Shui’s voice was cold and piercing. No only the people from the Mu Clan heard it, even the other people who had came to pay their respects could hear his words clearly. The prowess of Qing Shui’s spirit energy caused everyone to feel a chill down their spine.

Qing Shui darted out like an arrow, each step he took looked like an illusion, making everyone amazed.

Nine Palace Steps!

Closing in, Qing Shui could see them clearly. There was a huge Wolf-Headed Jadewater Hawk with two men of extremely old age. They should be about Mu Clan’s old man’s age but more powerful compared to him.

Both old men were dressed in violet, their snow white hair reaching down to their waists. Their murky eyes were filled with a deathly aura as they stared at the young man who had stopped them in their tracks.

“Lad, you’re really amazing to be able to force out two old men who are at the age where we’re near death. If only you were someone from our Sky Prison Sect.” The old man in the lead seemed to be exclaiming and yet feeling that it was a pity.


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AST 920 – Killing One, Knotty Problem, As If Killing A God (teaser)

Hearing the old man’s words, Qing Shui had little reaction. He saw that his opponents seemed to be feeling pity. He tried to sense the old man’s cultivation level and felt that it should be slightly stronger than Tianyu Liangyi after he had attained a breakthrough.

Looking at them from afar, Qing Shui didn’t dare to be careless. The Big Dipper Sword’s Seven Star Armored Vest had already lost its effects when he attained a breakthrough to become a Martial Emperor. It basically didn’t have any other effects. At each cultivation realm, there would be the most suitable weapons and armors, known to be miraculous for that stage.

Even a Xiantian cultivator would find a Martial Emperor’s weapons useless, as he wouldn’t be able to withstand the flow of power from the weapon. The weapon which was good for Qing Shui now was the “Violet Star Thunder God” as well as items forged from the 10,000 Years Coldsteel.

Mu Qing was wearing a set of pure white mourning clothes, giving her an additional hint of otherworldly aura. She looked into the distance from the mourning hall with a worried look on her face. In fact, many people from the Mu Clan were also worried.

If anything were to happen to Qing Shui, then everything here would turn to ruin. If Qing Shui were to win, then the Mu Clan would have the majesty of a tiger which ascended the mountains. Just a single difference would end up with two extremely different results.

Many people from the city had come, each of them coming from some respectable or influential background. Right now, they were also quietly observing what was happening in the air some distance away. Qing Shui and the two old men from Sky Prison Sect were there.

After bringing out the Violet Star Thunder God, Qing Shui felt a lot more calm. A powerful aura started to seep out slowly from his body and it was then that the old men opposite could no longer see this young man as just a youngster. He was truly a strong opponent.

The sun at noon was bright and beautiful. It was already deep into the winter. The two old men were wearing violet colored clothes and the Sky Prison Sabres they were holding were violet colored as well. Under the sun, they exuded a violet colored glow and a sharp and eerie gleam.

“Lad, the two of us are at the age where our lives are going to end soon and we don’t have that many years to live. We don’t even know when was the last time we fought. We hope that you can let us enjoy ourselves in this fight. If you were to die today, all of them will have to die as well!” The sabre held by the old man in the lead let out a murky sound.

Qing Shui looked at that murky and lifeless pair of eyes. If it was not because of the bright color of his clothes and that powerful aura the old man had, Qing Shui would have thought that this guy was dead.

“Everyone in the Sky Prison Sect seems to be of such character. It’s but a matter of time before all of you are wiped out. It would be strange if this wasn’t the case.” The circulation of the blood in Qing Shui’s body grew increasingly faster, to the extent that even his face felt like there was a congestion of blood.

“Lad, if we were to be agitated by a youngster like you even though we’ve lived to this age, then there’s no point in us continuing to live on. We might as well knock ourselves to death. Today, you’ll only be able to lead the Mu Clan to prosperity after killing us with your own capabilities,” the old man with a burly physique said gradually.

The other slightly hunchbacked old man didn’t say a word right from the beginning. Mu Clan’s old man had told him that this old man was deaf and mute.

Qing Shui found it very strange. He hadn’t expected that there would be people of this cultivation level who could still be deaf and mute. He shouldn’t have been born in this state. However, he shouldn’t be taking this stuff into consideration. What that was most important to him right now was for him to wipe out these two old monsters.

“Let’s start. It’s useless to be talking so much.” The old man shook his sabre and rose up from the Wolf-Headed Jadewater Hawk. The other old man rose up as well and stood not far away from the first old man.

Qing Shui held onto his Violet Star Thunder God. He hadn’t expected these two old men to be shameless enough to fight two against one right from the start. Although he had expected this to be the end result eventually, he still felt that it was a knotty problem.

It was because he would suffer from great limitations.

However, this was a battle that he would still have to fight. And since the fight was inevitable, there was no need to have any dilly dallying.

Nine Palace Steps!

Qing Shui’s silhouette flashed and the amazing Nine Palace Steps was unleashed. This was the primary way he could keep himself safe.

Qing Shui’s movement caused the eyes of both old men to light up and they forced themselves to come to a stop. However, they still quickly dashed up and consecutively attacked Qing Shui with the two violet colored Sky Prison Sabres.

Having worked together for many years, their combination could be said to be perfect.

After a few rounds of sparring, Qing Shui felt that it was hard for him to utilize some of his killing techniques. If not for the fact that he had his Nine Palace Steps to rely on, he wouldn’t have been able to stand up to them.

The metal clanks in the air rang out consecutively, creating countless black holes which were like black lumps of air. Everyone else was watching this scene from afar.

Mu Qing’s fist clenched tightly. She was more nervous than any other person from the Mu Clan. All of the Mu Clan’s lives were connected to Qing Shui. If Qing Shui were to fail, then the entire Mu Clan would be doomed.

After exchanging tens of moves, Qing Shui knew that his opponents had not gone all out. The same went for him. Use the best steel to make the blade [1]. One’s killer move should be used at the most appropriate time in order to be called a killer move.

Weaken!

Fiery Golden Eyes, Emperor’s Qi and Descending Heavens Talisman!

He also called out the Diamond Gigantic Elephant midway just to use the Vajra Subdues Demons!

After a series of weakening effects, the old men’s abilities were brought down to be at about 1,200 stars while Qing Shui’s strength was around 1,100 stars. However, Qing Shui could make it up with the Nine Palace Steps in terms of his speed.

If he were to be dealing with just one of the old men, it would be very simple. However, the result of one plus one was usually not two. It could even possibly exceed three. With the great coordination between these two old men, there was simply no chance for him to unleash any killer moves.

Another thing was that the two old men seemed to be giving it their all, not caring even if both sides were to suffer heavy casualties. This also created a huge problem for Qing Shui. If only one of them was going all out, then he might still be able to find a loophole. However, when two highly coordinated people were going all out against one opponent, that opponent would be in a fix.

Treading on seven stars, Qing Shui’s Violet Star Thunder God blocked the deaf and mute old man’s Sky Prison Sabre. Retreating while utilizing the impact, Qing Shui then waved his hand to call out the Five-Headed Demonic Spider.

Heavenly Talisman!

Godly Force Talisman, Divine Shield Talisman!

He quickly slapped the two talismans on the Five-Headed Demonic Spider while it covered the two old men who were charging over with its Corrosive Poison Web. The two old monsters from Sky Prison Sect quickly retreated. Even they didn’t dare to come into contact with such a web easily.

It would be good if they had hesitations. Qing Shui’s mind spun very quickly. He needed to separate the two old men. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to win. He held the Violet Star Thunder God in one hand while holding a 10,000 Years Frosted Iron Ball with the other.

However, he wasn’t able to find an appropriate chance.

Swoosh!

The Five-Headed Demonic Spider suddenly shot out a strand of spider web toward one of the old men while Qing Shui swiftly moved next to the old man, whacking down with his Violet Star Thunder God from the side.

He then shot out the 10,000 Years Frosted Iron Ball.

In order the avoid the 10,000 Years Frosted Iron Ball, the old man quickly retreated. After all, they didn’t dare to receive the Frosted Iron Balls which were shot out by a person of Qing Shui’s cultivation. With Qing Shui right next to him, he couldn’t even block the hidden weapon and could only choose to step back to dodge.

What Qing Shui wanted was to force the old man to retreat. The other old man shot up, wanting to meet up again with him but just then a Corrosive Poison Web blocked his path.

It was then when Qing Shui suddenly gave up on pursuing the first old man and with a flash, appeared behind the old man who had encountered the Corrosive Poison Web. He slammed down his Violet Star Thunder God.

Raging Blow!

The old man was put in a spot where there was a huge Corrosive Poison Web before him and a deadly hammer behind him. He hadn’t expected this young man to be able to unleash such a powerful hit. He realized that it wasn’t something he could receive.

His only chance was the Corrosive Poison Web before him. He could smell that piercing rotting smell coming from it. The other old man dashed over quickly. The Five-Headed Demonic Spider wasn’t able to hold him off.

The old man who was slightly hunchback slashed out toward the Corrosive Poison Web. Just then, fully prepared for this, Qing Shui threw out the Demon Binding Ropes in his sleeves.

The moment he did that, in that short instant, in that short pause, the Corrosive Poison Web bound the old man. This wasn’t over. Qing Shui waved his hand once again.

The Blackjade Poisonous Spiderweb landed over the old man on top of his current state.

There was a clacking sound and then a horrified cry.

It was only then that old man with a strong build managed to rush over. He waved his sabre and slashed it out toward the poison web, as if he wanted to slash through it.

The old man in the webs was trapped and the Corrosive Poison Web incessantly corroded his body. When a person was trapped by such a web, if he couldn’t destroy it, he would basically be finished. This was unless his body was so powerful that it could resist that terrifying corrosive poison.

However, the cultivation level of these two old men seemed to not have reached that state yet. Therefore, Qing Shui heaved a sigh of relief. With this old man dead, the other one would not pose a problem.

“Lad, you’re courting death!” the old man suddenly let out a loud bellow.

He took out a black colored medicinal pill the size of a walnut. It was encompassed by black smoke. The old man ate it and within a few short moments, the faint black smoke seemed to encompass the old man entirely.

Pfft!

Suddenly, the old man spewed out a mouthful of black colored blood onto his sabre.

Hssss….

That violet colored Sky Prison Sabre turned into a pitch black battle sabre at a speed which could be seen by the naked eye. It was in this moment that Qing Shui suddenly felt that the old man had become one with his Sky Prison Sabre.

This was a feeling.

State of one with the sabre?

Qing Shui thought of his State of One with Elephant. It was a pity that the Diamond Gigantic Elephant was still on the weak side and his State of One with Elephant was not strong either. Otherwise, he could possibly use it.

Qing Shui didn’t dare to be careless. The old man in the Corrosive Poison Web had disappeared but this burly looking old man was like a Killing God, exuding strong killing intent that would send shivers down one’s spine.

“What medicinal pill is this? To think that it has such an effect… It seems like I’ve underestimated the alchemists in the world of the nine continents.” Qing Shui called back his Five-Headed Demonic Spider and stared at the old man who was like a demon now.

They had given themselves the name of Sky Prison Immortal Duo but secretly, other people called them the Sky Prison Demon Duo.

“Die!”

Like a death god, the old man suddenly shot out toward Qing Shui, slashing down with his sabre. The sabre attack was not a showy one but was one which contained an indescribable power.

Qing Shui’s face turned pale and his feet stomped down non-stop, moving to and from in the Nine Palace directions, waving his Violet Star Thunder God.

Ten Thousand Great Thunderbolt!

Qing Shui felt anxious. It was too eerie. To think that there were such horrifying powers.

Boom!

Qing Shui received this slash with his Violet Star Thunder God and was sent flying, fresh blood spurting out endlessly. The old man paused for a short moment but recovered very quickly and he dashed toward Qing Shui once again with a flash.

[1] Chinese idiom which suggests that one should use the best resources where they were most appropriate for.


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