Ancient Strengthening Technique

 
 

Ancient Strengthening Technique Chapter 965-967


AST 965 – Instant Kill, Establishing Authority With A Name As Backing, Zheng Clan’s Choice

Looking at the sword that swung in his direction, Qing Shui reached out one of his hands!

Ripping Tiger Claw!

A powerful tiger’s roar rang out and he smashed against his opponent’s sword, creating a crisp sound together with a low sound. It was like the sound of a watermelon being smashed.

Pfft!

Zheng Chenglong spewed out a mouthful of fresh blood and flew out. The spot he was falling toward just so happened to be where Zheng Clan was at.

An old man in his fifties went to catch him and did so successfully. It was just that he hadn’t had enough time to see if the person he caught was still alive when he sensed a powerful strength coming down from above.

Boom!

The old man was hit by the attack. He was dealt a serious blow and he spewed out a mouthful of fresh blood.

Everyone was stunned. This was unacceptable. Many people knew of Zheng Chenglong’s abilities. He was the top amongst all of the youngest generation in Zheng Clan, an absolute genius. He was frivolous, domineering and arrogant. However, he was strong. He had defeated all the profligate sons in the west of the city and when a senior who had the strength of eight stars came out, Zheng Chenglong killed him as well.

From then onward, everyone got to know how powerful Zheng Chenglong was. He was handsome and somewhat of a player by nature but many ladies were willing to fall prey to him anyway. He had always had Hai Dongqing on his mind but his seniors at home at not allowed him to do anything.

It was because it wasn’t time yet. Back then, Zheng Clan was still having interactions with the main clan. They were just a branch and just had the rights to join the main clan. This was why they didn’t wish to have any problems. As long as they could join up with the Zheng Clan’s main branch, it would be easy to deal with Hai Clan.

Moreover, Hai Dongqing had not gotten married and thus he could still keep his cool. Although he had his share of fun with women outside, he had always decided that Hai Dongqing would become his. He could have his fun outside but if he were to get married, it would definitely be to Hai Dongqing.

However, he hadn’t expected Hai Clan to suddenly send them a wedding invitation. When he saw that it was for Hai Dongqing’s wedding banquet, he had wanted to kick up a fuss. Moreover, the two Elders from Zheng Clan from Tonghai Country had also thought well of Zheng Chenglong. When they knew of the situation, they were very supportive of Zheng Chenglong going to snatch the bride.

This was how humans were, helping those who were close to them and not what was logical or right. For some conflicts, there was no right or wrong. The standards to determine if one was right or wrong were dependent on how close one was with the person involved. It was that simple.

Zheng Chenglong was extremely happy to have received the support of the two Elders. The seniors from Zheng Clan had still wanted to say more but when the two Elders had spoken, they merely smiled. With them around, there wouldn’t be any accidents.

To them, a marriage between Zheng Clan and Hai Clan was a situation where Hai Clan was connecting with someone of a higher status than them. Therefore, they decided to snatch the bride on this day. There wasn’t any need for Zheng Clan to fight to determine their rank in Cold Ice City, they would just subjugate Hai Clan who was ranked first in the city.

Everything was possible because Zheng Chenglong had a high status in Zheng Clan. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have dared to be so reckless. However, he hadn’t expected himself to fall so hard that he’d never be able to get back on his feet.

“No one can come cause trouble for Hai Clan, no matter who they are. Even you, Zheng Clan, are but ants to me,” Qing Shui looked toward where Zheng Clan was and said coldly.

This time around, Qing Shui had stunned them completely, telling them that no matter who they were, if they wanted to lay their hands on Hai Clan, they would need to consider his existence. Before they could do anything to Hai Clan, they must first get rid of him.

And at his current state now, he was unafraid of anyone coming up to challenge him.

When the people around heard Qing Shui’s words, they turned their gazes toward Zheng Clan. They wanted to see what Zheng Clan was going to do. What Qing Shui was saying was reasonable and Zheng Clan was the one who had challenged them in the first place. Now, the problem would lie in who was stronger.

Zheng Chenglong was dead and the old man who had caught him earlier was his uncle. However, he was also dealt a serious blow, causing him to be both astonished and furious now and he fainted on the spot.

Two old men with a strong and muscular built sat at the head positions of the table. Right now, they were looking at Qing Shui. After a very long time, one of them leaped up and landed on the arena.

He didn’t say a word but continued to look at this young man which gave him a strange feeling. but should be quite strong. To him, these young men were all but arrogant clowns. However, this young man before him did have the right to be arrogant.

Earlier, the old man estimated that the strength this young man had hit out with was at 50 stars. Most importantly, he had a good grasp of his strength. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been able to injure another person who was about the same level as Zheng Chenglong.

With such power, even if he were to be put into an aristocrat clan, he would be considered one of the top three amongst the younger generation. Even in a great clan, a person with his talent would be prioritized for nurturing and would be a candidate of becoming a future pillar for the clan.

“Young man, since you said that people from our Zheng Clan are like ants in your eyes, I’ll see what right you have to be so arrogant today.” The old man was very calm. There was no way he could sit back in such a situation but he still had to be on guard. If it was any other people, after hearing what Qing Shui had said, they would have already be engaged in a battle.

However, this was not the case for the old man. He wanted to understand a little bit more or find some flaws. Right now, the best thing was to be able to kill in a single move. He would also have to consider what the repercussions would be if he wasn’t able to kill him in a move.

“I haven’t heard of Zheng Clan. Is it stronger than Demon Gate?”

“How is it when compared to Mo Zitong?”

“I wonder if an Elder from Demon Gate would be able to wipe out the entire Zheng Clan,” Qing Shui looked at the old man and said gradually. He spoke very slowly but everyone could hear him very clearly. With each word he said, the other party’s countenance turned even paler.

Demon Gate was a top notch faction in the Central Continent and Zheng Clan was not even fit to hold their shoes for them. Why was the young man saying all these? However, he knew that it was not useless for Qing Shui to be saying these.

“Ahh, there were rumors that Demon Gate’s number one genius, Mo Zitong, had been defeated by a young man and even the sect’s Elder Wu was seriously injured.”

“It should be true. It’s said that the Marionette Sect had been wiped out of half their strength by a young man and the Demon Gate had stood up for Marionette Sect. However, it seemed like they suffered a defeat and didn’t make any other moves. However, that young man didn’t kill anyone from Demon Gate. He must still have some hesitations.”

The old man’s clothes were drenched in perspiration. It was better to believe in rumors than not to believe anything at all. Moreover, he had also heard about this in Tonghai Country. After all, Zheng Clan was a great clan and they had good news sources. It was just that they hadn’t expected that this young man was the one mentioned in the news.

Right now, the more he thought about it, the higher the likelihood was that this was true.

This was a grave issue. If Zheng Clan was put into a bad state due to this trifling issue… The more he thought about it, the more scared he was. Suddenly, he suddenly did a deep bow.

“Mister Qing, this old man didn’t know any better and have brought you unhappiness on the day of your wedding. I’m offering my apologies to you here. If you have any requests, I’ll make sure that all of them are met. Even if you’re asking for my head, I’ll guarantee that I’ll give it to you immediately without any complains.” Bent over, the old man’s voice was not soft in the least and everyone around could hear him.

He had lowered down his attitude the best that he could.

The people below the arena were stunned as well. In fact, many people didn’t believe that Qing Shui was that powerful, when they saw the people from Zheng Clan lowering down themselves so, they believed it now. Right now, many people’s gazes at Qing Shui was that of excitement.

“It’s no wonder that Hai Clan’s clan head has been waiting for him for several years.”

“That’s right, only a person like him could match up to Hai Clan’s clan head.”

“It’s all over for Zheng Clan now. They’ve brought such great humiliation to themselves that it wouldn’t be possible for them to hold their heads up high in Cold Ice City and in Tonghai.”

“It’s not a humiliation to have been done in by this young man.”

Commotion broke out.

Qing Shui hadn’t expected things to change like this either. He looked toward the old man who was not far away from him and was bent over but felt no pity for him. The strong was revered and if he wasn’t strong, he might not have been able to protect Hai Clan today, nor his own woman.

“Break off one of your arms and scram back to Tonghai with your people. Get your clan head to come here before noon tomorrow. If he doesn’t arrive before then, don’t blame me for being vicious,” Qing Shui continued to speak calmly.

His words caused everyone to be astonished, including Hai Dongqing and the others. People from the other clans found this to be unbelievable and they felt that Qing Shui was being too arrogant. After all, even they weren’t certain that Qing Shui was able to defeat an Elder from Demon Gate because he was far too young.

Just as they were feeling that Qing Shui had gone overboard, the old man on the arena swung his sword and chopped off one of his arms, not even letting out a grunt.

“Mister Qing, I’ll definitely get my clan head to rush over here before noon tomorrow to offer our apologies,” the old man’s countenance was very pale but he still forced out a smile and said.

“You can leave now. Remember what you’ve just said,” Qing Shui waved his hand and said.

Together with members of the Zheng Clan from Cold Ice City, the old man bowed toward Qing Clan and then toward Hai Dongqing and the others before leaving. The place fell quiet, with no one saying a word.

Qing Shui returned to his seat while Hai Dongqing looked at him blissfully. Her beautiful and graceful eyes now had a faint charm to them and was glowing, giving Qing Shui the urge to just leave with her immediately.

During the banquet, many people kept on coming up to toast to him. Out of all of them, many of their motives were to check out the descendents of Hai Clan to see if there were any of them whom they could have the members of their family get married to.

This was a rare sunny day and the afternoon sunlight lit up the place. It was hard for there to be a sunny day in Cold Ice City, at least, not to this extent.

When the sun set, the banquet ended. Hai Dongqing and her branch were all in the hall and so was Qing Shui. However, Hai Clan’s Old Ancestor wasn’t around. He had already handed everything over to Hai Dongqing and he now know that under her lead, Hai Clan would definitely prosper. Even if they were to offer Hai Clan and its properties to to Hai Dongqing and Qing Shui, they wouldn’t want it either.

“Qing Shui, do you think Zheng Clan’s clan head will come to apologize?” Hai Dongqing continued with some unease.

“Don’t worry. You just focus on managing Hai Clan and when Hai Long is able to take over, just hand Hai Clan over into his hands. Let’s not be apart from each other anymore, okay?” Qing Shui smiled and said.

“Uncle can’t bear to part with aunt,” Hai Shiya chuckled. She had gotten addicted to teasing Hai Dongqing.

The group didn’t stay for long but left the time for Qing Shui and Hai Dongqing to spend alone. After all, today was their big day and before she left, Hai Shiya had still wanted to say something but was pushed out of the door by Hai Dongqing.

“Even you’re laughing at me.” Hai Dongqing said to Qing Shui in slight annoyance.

“Why would I? How could I bear to? I’m very happy to see you like this.” The Hai Dongqing Qing Shui had seen in the past had never smiled so happily from the bottom of her heart before.

“I’m very happy. It’s Qing`er’s greatest fortune to have met you.” Hai Dongqing smiled gracefully, appearing to be very charming.

“Come, let us go back. Today is our big day.” Qing Shui led Hai Dongqing toward their building.

Hai Dongqing smiled shyly and her grip on Qing Shui’s hand tightened.


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AST 966 – Apology, Protection for Hai Clan

It was yet another day of not waking up early, not having morning practice and just enjoying the embrace of a beauty. Such life was like opium for the mind. Many people who could afford to would spend their time indulging in the company of women and even Qing Shui, with his strong determination, could barely keep himself in check.

Looking at the woman who was hugging him tightly like an octopus, Qing Shui felt very happy. He hadn't thought that she would be like this as well. When he first met her, he'd never thought that there would be this day.

Qing Shui didn't know if he had a Nine Yang Body but he knew that his sexual prowess was very strong. As long as he was awake and he had direct skin contact with a great beauty, that part of his would be upright like a javelin.

He had not gotten much rest through the night and just did it with her slowly, chatting with her, saying occasionally something shameless, causing her to be extremely embarrassed.

Qing Shui liked to see her beautiful and embarrassed look, do the most embarrassing act with her. It was a visual impact, a deep connection between their souls, especially when it was with such a graceful lady like herself…

Even if Hai Dongqing was a cultivator, she was still not able to take the drain and midway, they might stop for 15 minutes or so. However, they continued to embrace each other tightly and then continue after a short while…

It might be because Qing Shui was going to leave soon and knowing that they were going to be apart for a very long while, Hai Dongqing was very proactive. She continued to embrace Qing Shui, asking more and more from him. She wanted him to leave marks from him both on her body and on her soul.

"It's morning now. If we don't get up, someone is probably going to call us for breakfast." Qing Shui moved a little and said smiling. However, they were still embracing each other tightly.

"Let me hug you for a little longer. I'm afraid that you'll be leaving today." Hai Dongqing snuggled in Qing Shui's arms.

“Don’t move, if you move, I won’t be able to control myself.” Qing Shui held her tightly, feeling an evil flame burning in his body.

“Make love to me one more time! Don’t hold back!” Hai Dongqing’s voice was very soft.

Qing Shui couldn’t contain himself any more. He flipped over to have her leaning down on him, showing her most beautiful face and body before Qing Shui.

Qing Shui and Hai Dongqing had their breakfast alone, with no one else around to disturb them. They had only sent for food to where Qing Shui and Hai Dongqing were.

After breakfast, the moment Qing Shui and Hai Dongqing stepped out of the courtyard, they saw a young man from Hai Clan standing there, waiting for them. When he saw them, he immediately came up and said, “Clan head, Mister Qing!”

“Is anything the matter?” Hai Dongqing said softly.

“Zheng Clan’s clan head is here,” The young man said quickly.

Qing Shui showed no reaction but Hai Dongqing was still a little astonished. To think that he really did come. The fact that someone could wait here calmly with no sound of trouble, it seemed that the situation had not worsened. Could it be that they were really here to offer their apology?

Qing Shui had only asked them to let Zheng Clan’s clan head come but didn’t say it was for them to apologize. However, his intentions were very clear. Back then, that Elder had also said that they would get their clan’s head to come and apologize. No one knew how that Elder had managed to convince the clan’s head nor if he was still alive.

When Qing Shui walked up to the front courtyard, he saw a elegant and handsome middle-aged man. However, he didn’t look young. He was like Canghai, with a similar dress sense and had caused Qing Shui to fall into a slight daze.

He had the aura of a leader and also the graceful disposition of an aristocrat. However, all these were shit to Qing Shui. Anyone who was born and brought up in that kind of environment would have the same disposition. Moreover, Qing Shui didn’t have any favorable impressions for them. He didn’t like these things that people had gotten after they were born. It could cause discomfort and a true gracefulness would only cause others to feel admiration and surprise for it.

Right now, Hai Dongying was accompanying him. Both parties were smiling, not having daggers against each other. And this time around, there seemed to only have been one person from Zheng Clan who had come.

When Qing Shui and Hai Dongqing appeared, the man sensed it and when he saw the sharp glow and battle will in Qing Shui’s eyes, he looked at Qing Shui without trying to hide anything.

When Qing Shui met his gaze, he didn’t show any changes to his expression nor did he stop in his tracks. He merely walked over.

It was true that this guy was more powerful than that Elder and Qing Shui already believed that he was Zheng Clan’s clan head. It was because this man who wasn’t considered old had a strength of just nice 100 stars.

Of course, one who could become the clan’s head couldn’t be an ordinary guy. In Central Continent, there was also differences in the countries’ abilities. Some Martial Saint cultivators in certain countries would be able to do as they wish while for others, even those with a strength of 100 stars could lose their lives if they weren’t careful.

“This must be Mister Qing!” The man looked at Qing Shui with a strong battle will but yet still smiled. However, toward Hai Dongqing, he merely threw her a glance and didn’t even greet her.

As the Zheng Clan’s clan head, he didn’t care for a clan like Hai Clan. If such a thing hadn’t happened, they might not even have a chance to have any interactions. But yet, he still had to put down his pride to offer his apology today. Even though he was prepared for it, he still didn’t feel good.

“You’re Zheng Clan’s clan head?” Qing Shui asked calmly.

“I’m Zheng Tongxuan, Zheng Clan from Tonghai Country’s clan head.” The man said seriously.

“Haha, do you think that your Zheng Clan from Tonghai Country is very powerful?”

“Do you know what you’re here to do today?” Qing Shui looked at Zheng Tongxuan and slowly exerted his spirit energy.

Zheng Tongxuan only felt a tremendous pressure pushing down on him from the young man. He tried to fight back without any change to his expression but gradually felt that the pressure was getting stronger and stronger.

In this moment, he finally realized that this guy was very powerful and the rumors should be true. After all, they were but rumors; however, given that his young man could suppress him with just his spirit energy alone, it showed that the young man was much much stronger than he was.

Zheng Tongxuan’s body started to tremble slightly and the perspiration on his face was as if he had just washed his face and hadn’t dried it. They continued to drip down on the ground.

Qing Shui continued to look at him, smiling as he increased the impact of his spirit energy at a constant rate. He wanted to crush this guy’s sense of superiority and let him understand the reason he was here now.

Zheng Tongxuan tried his best to hang on, hoping to at least be able to withstand the pressure from Qing Shui’s spirit energy. If he couldn’t even withstand this, it would be a great humiliation. His battle will from earlier had disappeared and right now, he didn’t dare to fight against Qing Shui.

Qing Shui continued to look at the man and after a short moment, Zheng Tongxuan’s eyes flowed as he looked at Qing Shui. There was a bitterness and beseechment in his eyes.

Now that things had come down to this, Qing Shui would usually give his opponents some leeway. This was also why he didn’t use his spirit energy to cripple the man directly. Some people could possibly end up doing crazy things, that was, unless you were to eradicate every single person.

If he hadn’t planned on eradicating right down to the roots, he would try to give some leeway. What he had done was sufficient. Regardless if it was ordinary people or an aristocrat clan, everyone showed admiration for the strong. Qing Shui had demonstrated his horrifying powers and Zheng Clan’s clan head had came down himself. This was enough to explain everything. Earlier, he just didn’t believe Qing Shui’s abilities.

Right now, Zheng Tongxuan really couldn’t take it anymore. He felt helpless and resigned himself to be subjected to humiliation. He was not as strong as Qing Shui and was even the one to provoke him to begin with. However, if he were to be forced to his knees today, it would leave a shadow in his heart in the future, causing him to come to a standstill in the pursuit of martial arts.

The moment his legs bent, the tremendous pressure disappeared. Zheng Tongxuan abruptly lifted his head and looked at Qing Shui gratefully.

“I trust that you know what you should do in the future. If anything were to happen to Hai Clan, I’ll look for Zheng Clan,” Qing Clan smiled and said, releasing a great amount of aura.

This time around, his aura was not directed at anyone but he had just unleashed all the aura from his body. Zheng Tongxuan almost dropped to the ground and he put his fists together, bowing down to Qing Shui in great fear.

“I trust that you know what you should do. Qing`er is my wife and Hai Clan is Qing`er’s home. Today, I won’t keep you here any longer,” Qing Shui said calmly.

“Sir, Madam, I’ll leave right away. This time around, Zheng Clan is at fault and we thank you for showing us mercy. In the future, if anyone were to do anything to Hai Clan, they’ll have to get past our bodies first.” With that, he bowed repeatedly before leaving.

Zheng Tongxuan was extremely clever and thus he wouldn’t let go of this great chance to suck up to Qing Shui and to show his loyalty.

Hai Dongqing and the others had not regained their senses yet. They had also felt Qing Shui’s aura from before and only felt that it was very powerful. However, they had no idea how powerful it was. They only knew that Zheng Tongxuan was very strong and it was said that he had just attained a breakthrough to become an early Martial Emperor. To think that he had been pinned down by Qing Shui’s aura earlier.

“How strong is he actually?” Hai Dongqing looked at Qing Shui in a daze.

“Alright, stop looking. Haven’t you seen enough yet?” Qing Shui grinned and said to Hai Dongqing.

When Hai Dongqing saw Qing Shui’s smile, she rolled her eyes and turned away.

In the late morning, a few beast carriages stopped at Hai Clan’s entrance. The people who came in said that they were from Zheng Clan and were here to present gifts as an apology…

With that, everyone in Cold Ice City knew that Zheng Clan had apologized and the bigger clans even knew that Zheng Clan from Tonghai Country’s clan head had gone to Hai Clan personally!

“If you really can’t bear to part with me, you can leave with me and let your elder brother take care of Hai Clan.” Qing Shui smiled and said to Hai Dongqing who couldn’t bear to let him leave.

“I can’t bear to part with you but I can’t leave. I might go and look for you in the future.” Hai Dongqing said gloomily.

“Your husband is leaving. Cheer up. I promise that I’ll definitely come to visit you.” Qing Shui tapped on her straight and upright nose.

“I’m already very happy. I had thought that you'd never come,” Hai Dongqing smiled and said. This time around, her smile was very brilliant.

Qing Shui gave her a kiss and left. Since he was going to leave, he should be more decisive. He didn’t wish to see Hai Dongqing’s sad look.

Hai Dongqing smiled gracefully, sending Qing Shui off. It was only after she couldn’t see Qing Shui anymore that the smile on her face had disappeared.

Qing Shui had left. The reason he had left Zheng Clan alone was so that they could be a shield for Hai Clan. At least for now, this was still necessary for Hai Clan. Therefore, Qing Shui gave them leeway. And with Zheng Clan’s clan head expressing his determination, it was all good.

Qing Shui wasn’t planning on heading for Di Clan but flew toward where Old Madam Mo was. After so many years had passed, he wanted to see if she was still fine and if she had made any plans. Now, he had gotten stronger, so he wanted to see if there was anything he could help her with.

His Nine Continent Boots was something which Old Madam Mo had given to him.

From here to Old Madam Mo’s Village of Mo Clan and from there to Di Clan, the journey was not very far. There wouldn’t be any detours. Seeing that it was late, Qing Shui decided to just use the Nine Continents Steps.

After using the leveled up Nine Continents Steps twice, he wasn’t that far away. He called out the Fire Bird and it didn’t take him long for the familiar mountain peak to come into view.


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AST 967 – Entering Seven Stars Country Once Again, Alchemy Recipe for the Violet Qi Pellet

The setting sun was hanging on the west side of the sky. After leaving the Cold Ice City, the weather was sunny outside and it was beautiful. It was just that to Qing Shui, this gave him a lonely feeling.

Looking at the setting sun was like looking an old man in his final years or a beauty whose youth was gone. He shook his head. It could be because he was on his way home. His missed them even more now.

He walked toward Old Madam Mo’s place and on the way, he also encountered the people from the Village of Mo Clan. They all looked at him in surprise and upon knowing that Qing Shui was looking for Old Madam Mo, they warmly pointed him in the right direction.

There was no change to the location!

Walking up to Old Madam Mo’s doorstep, he saw a young man practicing fist techniques in the courtyard. The young man had red lips, white teeth and was very handsome. He was wearing tight clothes made from beast hide and he looked very capable. His Tiger Leopard Fist was also well-mastered.

A short distance away, an old lady was standing and looking at him. Suddenly, the old lady’s gaze turned to look outside and when she saw Qing Shui, she was stunned. She then walked over in great surprise.

“Old Madam!” Qing Shui quickly went over and greeted her warmly. Although he had helped her before, he had also requested her help to fight against his enemies. Even though she had to take care of her grandson, she agreed without batting an eye and was even planning to help him at the risk of her life. It was because she was indebted to Qing Shui and she would go even if she were to be put through immense dangers and difficulties.

“Qing Shui, it’s really you!” Old Madam Mo didn’t change much or it could be said that she appeared slightly younger than before. After all, back then, Qing Shui had healed her injuries and she was now much more stronger than before. Although she appeared to be old, she wasn’t really that old. She was very happy to be living together with her grandson. Everything she had now was something this young man had given to her.

“Qi`er, come over here. Greet Uncle Qing. Your life was saved by Uncle Qing.” Old Madam Mo said to the young man.

“Uncle Qing, I’ve heard my grandmother mentioned about you before. Thank you!” The young man said.

“Haha, the last time I met you, you were only a few years old. You’re so big now. I see that your training in the fist technique is not bad. Come, take this. There’re things that you’ll need inside. Take it as a gift of our meeting.” Qing Shui passed a Interspatial Silk Sachet to the young man.

“This…” The young man looked toward Old Madam Mo.

“Be more straightforward. Your grandmother is just like my senior, don’t stand on ceremony with Uncle Qing.” Qing Shui pushed it into the young man’s hands.

Old Madam Mo smiled, not saying a word. The young man looked at Qing Shui and said happily, “Thank you Uncle Qing!”

“I told you not to stand on ceremony with me. Later, I’ll show you a few sets of fist techniques. You can go take a look at what’s inside the sachet first!” Qing Shui smiled and said. He felt very happy too.

“Old Madam, have you been well?” Qing Shui and Old Madam Mo sat on a bench in the courtyard.

“It’s been good. It’s very quiet here and everyday, I’ll teach Qi`er and some villagers martial arts. They would hunt and take turns to send some game to us, saying that it’s to thank me for teaching them skills. The people here are like one big family. Everyone is on good terms with one another.” When Old Madam Mo said this, she wore a happy smile. It didn’t matter if one was rich or poor. What matters was that one lived a happy and fulfilling life.

“There’s still no news about Qi`er’s parents?” Qing Shui hesitated a little before asking. It was because he seemed to have sensed something.

“Haha, I was just about to tell you that they are back. They were trapped in Evil Dragon’s Valley and had a narrow escape from death. Heaven was kind and let them come back. However, after they returned, they went to Seven Stars Country and set up a trading company there. Since Qi`er is still young, he stayed here to train.” Old Madam Mo seemed especially happy at the mention of this. What that was most important to old people was for the entire family to be safe.

Even if they weren’t living together now, they wouldn’t have any problems setting up a trading company in Seven Stars Country since there was Di Clan there to offer them protection. Moreover, there was still him too. Most of the people involved in the company were the experts from the Village of Mo Clan.

Qing Shui sensed Old Madam Mo’s abilities and discovered that it was at a strength of about one star plus to two stars. In the past, she was stronger than Lady Duanmu but after so many years, the increase in her abilities was considered to be quite slow.

“Old Madam, take this!” Qing Shui took out a Violet Jade Cane he had forged on the way in his free time. It had the same abilities as the Violet Jade Sword but had the appearance of the Pure Gold Dragon-Headed Cane.

“I have no use for it here. Give it to someone more suitable!” Old Madam Mo saw the violet gleam on the cane and knew that it was very precious.

“Old Madam, I had made this especially for you. Take it. It’s good for your body to have this as well. I’ve given others their share too. Qi`er’s one was given to him earlier.” Qing Shui smiled and handed the Violet Jade Cane into Old Madam Mo’s hands, removing her black steel cane and putting it aside.

“This is really good stuff. I shan’t stand on ceremony then.” After Old Madam Mo held the Violet jade, she was stunned for a short moment before she spoke happily.

“You’re too polite. In the future, no matter what it is, if you need my help, just let me know. Although I’m not considered too strong but I do have some capability now. I’ve treated you as a senior and you shouldn’t stand on ceremony with me either.” Qing Shui said seriously.

Old Madam Mo looked at Qing Shui and smiled. Although she wasn’t strong, she had a good eye for judgement. Back then, he had told her to look for him if she were to need any help. Now that he has become stronger, this hadn’t changed. He had taken the initiative to come forth. This was true friendship. She was very happy.

“If I were to need help, I’ll definitely look for you.” Old Madam Mo’s wrinkled face broke into a gratified smile.

“Let’s go take a look at Qi`er. You should come too. I think his mastery of fist techniques isn’t bad and would like to teach him some things.” Qing Shui smiled and stood up. It was not early anymore and he would like to leave soon.

Qing Shui spent the next six hours guiding Mo Qi on his fist techniques and on the Tiger Form. He hadn’t taught him anything else. After all, Mingyue Gelou had only relied on just the Tiger Form alone to become extremely outstanding. If one excelled in a single move, he would be able to win against the world.

Qing Shui had wanted to continue his journey through the night but couldn’t win against Old Madam Mo and thus stayed for a night.

At the later half of the night, Qing Shui entered the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal.

After going through one round of cultivating and tempering, Qing Shui started on alchemy. It was because the alchemy recipe for the Violet Qi Pellet was going to be out soon. He was also slightly agitated and had spent a large majority of his time on alchemy.

Right now, Qing Shui had accumulated a lot of medicinal pills because he needed to accumulate experience. In the past, he refined the Golden Medicinal Salve to accumulate experience but after he had enough supply of those, he started on refining other pellets, including the Tiger Vitality Pill, Constitution Nurturing Pill, Aroma Concentration Pill…

Ding!

Qing Shui wasted the cauldron of medicine he was refining. He was already so tired that he couldn’t take it anymore. If it wasn’t because the alchemy recipe was going to be out soon, he wouldn’t have been so persistent. For the past few days, the amount of medicine he had refined was what he had done for over ten days in the past.

Lying on floor, Qing Shui entered his consciousness!

He saw that the Violet Qi Pellet had lit up and looked toward the alchemy recipe at the bottom.

Alchemy recipe for the Violet Qi Pellet: Purple Qi Star Grass, Mysterious Fruit, Five Elements Fruit, Golden Bull Grass, turtle blood of 5,000 years or higher, Core, blood and bone powder of a demonic beast which was at least Martial Saint level or higher…

Qing Shui quickly glanced through it and then continued to read on to see the effects.

Effects: Increase one’s physical strength by 20%, increase the density and strength, strengthening the user’s body based on his individual condition, allowing the body to be put in the optimal condition. It could quickly heal both external and internal injuries, as well as reduce the damage inflicted from fatal injuries. Has a 20% chance to breakthrough current bottleneck.

Only the first pill would only increase one’s physical strength by 20% and would have the greatest difference to the modification to one’s body. As more pills were taken, the effects would gradually diminish. Only the healing effect as well as the chances of breaking through current bottleneck would continue to work.

Qing Shui was stunned for a short moment before he smiled. The amount of strength added was not bad. Of course, that was so to a Martial Emperor cultivator. It would be a waste to a low level cultivator. The Violet Qi Pellet was an all-rounded medicinal pill which could increase one’s strengths, have healing properties, changes one’s physique and increase the chances for one to breakthrough their bottlenecks. This was definitely a powerful existence but there were many restrictions to using it.

Most importantly, he had no idea how much he could refine in a go. It shouldn’t be too many, otherwise, one would be able to continue taking it until they have gotten through their bottlenecks.

Qing Shui didn’t know what the Purple Qi Star Grass was but from its name, he knew that this was the main ingredient for refining the Violet Qi Pellet. It would be possible to refine the pill without it. Another thing was that the Mysterious Fruit was required. Even in his Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, there wasn’t enough Mysterious Fruits to go around.

He continued to read on. There were not much restrictions and even ordinary people would be able to use it. Seemed like it should be related to changing one’s physique and even a baby would be able to use it.

He then continued to read all the way to the bottom.

There was still one million experience points required to the next “Spiritual Liquid”!

It was another one million experience. Qing Shui shook his head helplessly and left his consciousness. He didn’t even try to think of what the “Spiritual Liquid” was. It was better to think about how to refine the Violet Qi Pellet.

Many of the medicinal pills he had in the past increases his strength but there were restrictions to them. For example, when one was a Martial Saint, it would only increase a strength of a few countries and when one was a Martial Emperor, there would be no effects at all. However, the Violet Qi Pellet increased one’s physical strength by 20% and it was considered a miracle medicine in this world. A cultivator who had a physical strength of 200 stars could gain an increase of 40 stars. If anyone were to be found in possession of a medicinal pill with the effects similar to the Violet Qi Pellet, many people would definitely set their sights on him.

The next day, Qing Shui woke up very early and heard motions at the backyard. The courtyards in villages were all very big and even the walls were very tall so as to prevent wild beasts from entering.

He heading to where he heard sounds coming from. It was still early and the sun hadn’t risen yet. He saw that Mo Qi was practicing the Tiger Form. His talent wasn’t bad and most importantly, he had great determination and was able to take hard work.

After seeing him practicing for a few rounds, giving him some guidance and pointing out some main points, Qing Shui started his own morning practice.

After breakfast, Qing Shui bade his farewell and left. This time around, Old Madam Mo didn’t say anything and sent him to the entrance of the village together with Mo Qi.

Waving his hand, Qing Shui went up the Fire Bird and left.

“Grandmother, when will I be able to have a flying beast for myself?” Mo Qi looked at the back view of the Fire Bird and said enviously.

“Train hard and you’ll get one soon enough. As long as one has power, one would have everything. No matter what happens, don’t ever stop training.” Old Madam Mo knew that the stronger one become, the more dangerous it was. However, when she saw the determined look in her grandson’s eyes, she knew that she could only guide him on.

Qing Shui felt a lot of emotions running in him when he stepped into Seven Stars Country once again. He had said before that he’d never step into this place again to a lady called Yuan Su. Right now, he felt very distant from that lady. It was because she had cured his hidden illness before and she also had great talent in creating alchemy recipes.

He had come today to see Di Qing. After all, he had passed by and there was no reason for him not to enter. Moreover, he was Di Chen’s man and this was made clear when he came to Di Clan the other time.

As for Di Qing, the hint of heart throb between them back then now seemed to be slightly distant.


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