Ancient Strengthening Technique Chapter 984-986
AST 984 – She Sees Beyond the Secular World of Mortals
Qing Shui could tell that Zhu Qing was a bit nervous. Seeing the expression she had when she presented her gifts to the children, Qing Shui's heart throbbed. He realized that she loved children. It was not just a pretense. Especially the expression in her eyes, she was sparkling with joy when she held Qing Yu in her arms.
Qing Yu was one of the younger ones, but she was also the bossiest. However, as long as there was a nice toy to play with, she would comply. Right now Zhu Qing was holding several toys, so she was close with Zhu Qing. But when she took the toy, or if she disliked the toy, she would immediately run back to Huoyun Liu-Li's side.
Zhu Qing and Qing Yi had greeted each other already. Yiye Jiange had already told Qing Yi some things about Zhu Qing, so she did not know what to say. However, Zhu Qing had relaxed and no longer seemed to be nervous.
A month passed by in a flash. Within this month, Qing Shui and Zhu Qing's wedding ceremony had been held. Qing Clan gained an extra member and Qing Yi was beaming with joy. Seeing the scene of her son being surrounded by all these stunning beauties left Qing Yi somewhat confused and somewhat fearing that this was all a dream.
Although she only had one son, she had already gotten several grandchildren. Even though Luan Luan spent her childhood years elsewhere, her talent was incomparable. Given her closeness with Qing Shui, despite knowing that she was not his biological daughter, it was as though she was his daughter regardless.
Yu Chang was different; she had been with the Qing Clan since she was little. Now that Mingyue Gelou had Qing Ming, nobody brought this topic up. Yu Chang had also never asked, so Qing Shui was uncertain if Yu Chang knew her origins.
Mingyue Gelou was Qing Shui's woman, and Qing Ming was the child of Qing Shui and Mingyue Gelou. That was enough. Even the conservative mountain village had accepted this. In comparison, Qing Clan was more open, especially Qing Shui.
Yu Chang was very happy. Having Qing Shui as a father made her rejoice. She tried desperately to avoid thinking about the blurry memories that had started to appear from time to time.
In a month's time, Qing Clan's strength and abilities had increased rapidly. It was the same as before. Qing Shui had left behind Medicinal Pills and what not. On top of that, they had cultivated continuously but the growth from this month was actually incomparable.
Medicinal Pills and several foods had already helped them grow by a bit. Thanks to the effects of Spirit Gathering Formation, Qing Shui's instruction, the Acupuncture Constitution Nurturing technique and the Wondrous Fruit, the children were able to set a strong foundation.
Qing Yu was too young to train, but that little girl was greedy and had already eaten two Wondrous Fruit. This incident left Huoyun Liu-Li speechless. Qing Shui was the one at fault here. Even though he was spoiling the children, he should not have wasted the Wondrous Fruit. There were not many left in storage due to their relatively short life cycle. Nonetheless, knowing that there will be more descendants for the Qing Clan, they could not afford to waste anymore.
Members of Qing Clan must cultivate Nine Palace Steps and formations every day. This training was a shortcut to change Qing Clan. Other than Qing Yu, everyone would spend time cultivating during the day. During this time, Qing Shui was especially strict.
Guo Polu and Qingqing had been residing in Qing Clan for the past month without returning home even once. This month had been tough for Guo Polu, but his perseverance had paid off because he excelled in strength. His talent was alright. Qing Shui spent quite some time instructing him. He was Qingqing's man so this was a way to allow him and Guo Clan to take a big step forward.
Lotus Mirror of the Sacred Land!
Di Chen finally came out of seclusion. After this period, the strength that she had inherited was enough to make her fear herself. She felt that her old self was nothing but a newborn child compared to her current self.
Her heart was calm, to the point that it caused her to feel fear. She realized that nothing could cause her heart to feel unsettled, nor was there a person who could cause a ripple in her heart anymore.
She thought of Di Clan, and also Qing Clan, especially Qing Shui. Everything that had happened in the past was vivid in her mind, but the feelings attached to those experience could no longer be felt.
Her heart was steady like a boulder and it was like her heart had frozen like ice. She knew that women of the Lotus Mirror could not marry. If they were to marry, they would have to leave the Lotus Mirror first. Hypothetically, even if she was no longer a member of the Lotus Mirror, she would be able to understand why her master did what she had.
However, she was now the Master of Lotus Mirror. If regular members of Lotus Mirror could not marry, how could the master? Suddenly, she felt as though marriage was repulsive. Everything had lost its emotional resonance with her heart.
She disliked this feeling, but this was the reality now. She could not explain the reason behind it, but the love she once had was not merely changed, it had also completely disappeared.
Three years of seclusion cultivation, three years of enlightenment. Di Chen could only smile bitterly. If she had known that it would turn out like this, she would not have chosen to inherit the Lotus.
Now that she was at the peak of the Lotus, she could see much farther, but she had never felt so confused.
Di Chen turned around. It was her master. Her master was no longer young so it was not her fault. The World of the Nine Continents was a battleground of strength and ability. Master had wished for Di Chen to become stronger. Following the traditional way of inheritance, she was given a rare opportunity. The fact that she had absorbed all the energy from Sacred Lotus Platform made her strongest in the history of those who had inherited the Lotus. In addition, she had secluded herself to cultivate. She had now reached a realm that could strike fear into people's heart.
"Master, why are you here?" Di Chen asked with a smile.
Her master sighed. Although Di Chen was smiling, there were no emotions behind it. It had been her own selfishness and now she could only feel regret. Chen`er should not have cultivated to such a realm at her young age. This was disadvantageous, since Di Chen would not have had enough experience, nor the perseverance. Her master feared that Di Chen would not be able to handle it.
"Chen`er, your realm has risen. Is there anything you want to do? Otherwise, this may not go down well." The elder spoke with concern.
"Master, what do you think I should do?" Di Chen said calmly as she looked at the elder.
"Let your heart be worried and concerned about something. It doesn't matter what it is, as long as you have something to be concerned about." Elder said to Di Chen with confirmation.
"Something of concern… …"
Di Chen stood there blankly. She understood what her master had said, but how would she worry? In the past, she had only thought of him, and could not wait to just rush to his side. But now, that impulse had completely disappeared. It was a strange change. Just like how someone used to only think about a person, but now that person had turned into an insignificant pedestrian.
"Master, please take care of this place. Also, please train the next Master of Lotus Mirror." Di Chen said after thinking for a bit.
The elder understood what she meant. Having reached such a high realm, Di Chen was no longer fit to be the Master of Lotus Mirror. The elder nodded, and looked towards Di Chen, "You should go and find that person, he should be able to help you."
Di Chen understood that her master was speaking of Qing Shui, but she shook her head, and passed a letter to the elder, "Master, can you please give this to Qing Shui? I want to go travel by myself."
"You want to go to the other four continents?" the elderly asked with a shivering voice.
"En, I want to go see it for myself. I think I can find myself there," Di Chen said calmly. Her voice was monotone, as though going to the other four continents was as easy as turning her hand.
The elder understood that once Di Chen decided on something, she would not change. The elder accepted the letter with a sigh. Meanwhile, Di Chen had already disappeared from the Lotus Peak.
In a flash, twenty days had already passed. Qing Shui and members of Qing Clan spent every day with fulfillment. Their increased strength brought smiles of satisfaction and hope.
Di Qing, Canghai Mingyue… Everyone had grown in strength. Qing Shui's cultivation, other than morning practice, had been conducted in the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal. His time in the morning was spent instructing members of Qing Clan.
Qing Shui would be busy every day. On top of training, he also taught several of his women to cook soups like Bone Strengthening Soup, Tiger Bone Soup, Qi Nourishment Soup, Vital Essence Soup, Elute Meridian Soup…
These had all learned something new from Qing Shui's culinary arts. There were so many varieties of 'soup'. This made Qing Shui smile. If he wanted to open a soup shop, its business would be booming.
The only problem was that the ingredients for the soup required ingredients such as strong beasts and high quality medicinal herbs. The most important thing about these soups were the ingredients. If he didn't have the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal and wasn't strong enough, these soups could not be made.
Everything happens for a reason, as though a plan had already been arranged. Every day, Qing Shui had to craft materials in the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal and accumulated it. These soups could not be eaten every day, but several soups could be rotated.
He then taught others how to make them and Qing Shui would observe on the side. He wanted the people around him to learn how to make these soups, because he would not be by their side all of the time.
For example, if he wanted to go to the other four continents, which member of the Qing Clan could accompany him? Now that he was still here, he wanted to them to master a way to increase their strength.
Suddenly, a bird appeared from the distance. Once Qing Shui saw the bird, he immediately went directly towards it. His body instantly arrived just before the bird, since he knew this bird. Di Chen had left riding this same bird before.
Qing Shui was disappointed when he did not see Di Chen, but he still smiled.
"Chen`er told me to give this to you."
A letter floated toward Qing Shui, along with the voice of an elder.
Qing Shui collected the letter and looked towards the elder. The elder nodded and Qing Shui opened the letter.
"Qing Shui, once you have read this letter I would have already left. Please don't come to find me, because you won't be able to. Even I don't know where I am going. I did not know that a rise in my strength would make me no longer miss you. The entire world stopped being as nice as it used to feel. I want to go find what I lost. Please wait until the day I show up in front of you. Sorry Qing Shui, please forgive me… …"
Qing Shui's hands were shaking. He sharply glared at Di Chen's master. A strong pressure was emitted, although it was not directed towards anyone.
"What's going on? What's going on…" Qing Shui said coldly.
"She absorbed the energy from the Sacred Lotus Platform. Her realm and strength rose too fast. She has seen through the secular world of mortals," the elder said with bitterness. She had never thought that the strength of this young man would be so frightening, looks like he would be the only one who could save Di Chen.
Hearing the elder's words, Qing Shui blanked out. Saw through the secular world? Chen`er had already reached such a high realm. In the World of the Nine Continents, the only ones to surpass such a realm were old masters that were stronger than Ji Yunlang.
She had not entered the secular world yet had already left it… …
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AST 985 – She Has Gone To The Other Four Continents, The Abilities of Qing Shui’s Demonic Beasts
She had yet to truly step into the secular world, but was now leaving it…
Qing Shui was stunned for a very long time before he stared at the old lady, “Senior, do you know where Chen`er went? I’d like to go look for her.”
“If I didn’t guess wrong, she will head for the other four continents.” The old lady looked at Qing Shui seriously and said.
Qing Shui looked at the old lady in disbelief, “Chen`er have already reached a strength of 5,000 stars?”
“It’s even higher. Chen`er’s current abilities is more than sufficient for her to head to the other four continents. However, I’m still a little worried for her.” The old lady sighed and looked at Qing Shui.
“Thank you. I’ll go look for her as soon as I can.” Qing Shui said with great determination.
“I hope that you can help Chen`er get past this. I should be going!” The old lady lifted her head and said to Qing Shui, smiling.
“Since senior is already here, why don’t you stay for a few days?” Qing Shui quickly said.
“I still have many things to do. I’ll come again if I have the chance to do so in the future! Don’t worry, not many people would be able to hurt the current Chen`er. What you need to think about is how to bring her heart back and let her have an attachment to something.” The old lady waved and flew off.
Qing Shui continued to watch until the old lady was gone from his view. Right now, he didn't have the ability to head for the other four continents yet. It seemed that he would need to get stronger as soon as possible.
“Bring her heart back and let her have an attachment to something.” Qing Shui kept thinking about this line. When one had reached that realm, they would be nonchalant to a lot things. He knew that for Di Chen, it wasn’t just being nonchalant and being able to accept a lot of things. It was like how in his previous life, a wealthy man would have no lack of money, but he still considered money as something important. When the amount of money or a certain item reached an extremely high value, he would still be very interested. This wasn’t nonchalance, at least, not for Di Chen.
When one was really nonchalant to things, they would have reached a certain level where even a person’s life would be worthless as dirt. Ordinary people would get extremely frightened if they were to kill someone and it might even affect them mentally. However, to a person that treated human lives as useless as dirt, killing others and killing an ant had no difference. Their heart wouldn't even skip a beat while doing so, this was being nonchalant about life. Similarly, when one felt extremely disheartened, they could take matters involving life and death lightly.
She had seen through the secular world and was now nonchalant about the things that happened in the human world. Qing Shui now felt very bitter. Di Chen had practically forgotten about him, or rather, she wanted to forget about everything here.
That was why she wanted to go to the other four continents and have a fresh start. There was no other way around this. If there was a place which she couldn’t bear to part with and could hold her back, it would be different. However, it seemed that she had no attachment to anything right now. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have left.
Where was he going to look for her?
Was he going to wait for her to look for him?
Qing Shui shook his head. He had to deal with the matters that concerned Huoyun Liu-Li and Yiye Jiange within three years first, then he would head towards the other four continents to look for her. He would find her even if he had to comb through the entire world of the nine continents.
As he returned back to the Qing Clan, many people crowded around him. Qing Shui looked at Di Qing and the others, and then smiled, “You guys must work hard in your cultivation. Chen`er has headed for the other four continents.”
Qing Shui explained some things to them simply, and many of them suffered from a setback. After all, a strength of 5,000 stars was too terrifying for them. However, they also secretly cheered themselves on. It was because they knew that Qing Shui would definitely head to the other four continents. If they weren’t strong enough, even if he wanted to bring them along, they wouldn’t be able to join him.
They understood Qing Shui and knew that even if Di Chen wasn’t in the other four continents, he would still go there eventually. It was just that he now had an even stronger reason than before to do so. Their progress during this period of time had given them a little hope.
Mingyue Gelou looked at Qing Shui and secretly thought to herself, “One’s lifespan is very long. It can take one year, ten years, or even a hundred years, but I should be able to attain the level to cross the four continents eventually.”
In the blink of an eye, another two months had passed by. Right now, Qing Shui stared at Zhu Qing in a daze. It was because she had just told him that she was pregnant. Looking at this blissful lady, he smiled.
He had always hoped that Zhu Qing would be able to have a kid as soon as possible. Qing Shui had known that she always felt uneasy. For people like her who lacked kinship and were lonely, what they needed was something to fill up their hearts.
The best thing that could accomplish this deed was kinship. Kinship could fill up one’s heart. However, since she was already alone, the best method she could choose was to get married, and it would be even better if she could have her own kid.
Zhu Qing took Qing Shui’s hand and said with a blissful smile, “Qing Shui, I’m going to have a child too.”
Happiness was something that could be spread and warmth was something that could be passed on to others. When Qing Shui saw how happy Zhu Qing was, he felt very satisfied. This was also a kind of love. Loving what she loved, loving her heart, and loving her smile.
“That’s our child.” Qing Shui smiled and said.
Zhu Qing threw a blaming glance at Qing Shui.
Qing Shui coughed dryly before smiling and said, “Do you hope that it’ll be a boy or a girl?”
“I like either, because it’s our child.”
Right now, Zhu Qing’s charming and beautiful eyes squinted slightly, as if they were a pair of crescent moons. She smiled faintly and exuded a quiet aura.
She was not an exceptional beauty who could cause the fall of cities and countries. She gave out a very genuine feeling, as if she was really a person right before you. At first glance, one would feel that she was beautiful but it wouldn’t make others be in awe. It wouldn’t make one fall head over heels for her. However, she had her own unique aura and charm, one would only feel her feminine charms as the time passes.
Zhu Qing would usually study how to cook soup and stuff, or analyze the Nine Palace positionings. She no longer continued to cultivate ever since she had found out that she was pregnant. It should have been fine even if she were to continue with her cultivation but it was better to be safe than sorry. Qing Shui wasn’t supportive of her continuing her cultivation either. When a woman’s cultivation level increased, it would take them longer before they could get pregnant.
It was a regulation in the world. As one get stronger, one would face greater restrictions by the world. However, it was still alright. It wasn’t as if it would be impossible to get pregnant but only that it need more attempts to become pregnant.
For the past few days, Qing Shui’s physical strength had increased by over two stars. This progress was neither considered slow nor fast. He had the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal and the matter with Di Chen had also gave him encouragement.
His cultivation foundation was very strong and his cultivation level was also very powerful. He only needed to accumulate experience and to train more. Within two years, he must increase his strength to 5,000 stars or even higher. Two years to him was much longer than it was to other people. It was 100 times more.
It was sufficient!
There were still medicinal pills and the Spirit Gathering Formation. He hoped that within two years, he would be able to refine the “Spiritual Drops”. With that, he should able to bring his cultivation to the next level.
It would be fine even if he couldn't refine the Spiritual Drops. It should be sufficient for him to rely on his own cultivation. Moreover, he had other resources as well. He could forge the Big Dipper Sword or raise the abilities of the Diamond Gigantic Elephant.
The Diamond Gigantic Elephant’s cultivation had also increased rapidly over the past two years or so. It had basically stayed in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal all this time. Demonic beasts’ cultivation was very simple and time was an important factor. Moreover, there was an ample amount of spiritual Qi in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal.
The Diamond Gigantic Elephant which had started off with a strength of three stars was now slightly over 23 stars, an increased of 20 stars in total. At this stage, Qing Shui realized that the improvements of the Diamond Gigantic Elephant and the Fire Bird were now faster than before. Could this be the advantage of having high quality demonic beast bloodline?
He thought that it should be the case. After all, high grade demonic beasts had to grow eventually. If their growth continued to be at such a slow pace, then wouldn’t they be killed by low grade demonic beasts? And this was when they hadn’t took any powerful spiritual fruits or something similar.
Qing Shui was very satisfied with the Diamond Gigantic Elephant’s progress. He hadn’t work on the additional abilities which came attached. There were two lumps of Qi on each side of the Violet Qi Pellet. This lump of Qi had materialized more so than before, but Qing Shui was in no hurry to refine it.
He wanted to wait a little longer. Once the Diamond Gigantic Elephant’s cultivation level increased again, he would refine it to let his strength reach 5,000 stars. During this period of time, he would also continue to work hard in his cultivation and strengthen himself. Otherwise, when the time comes for him to refine the additional power which came from the Diamond Gigantic Elephant, he would need to take a very long time to get used to them.
The Diamond Gigantic Elephant which now had a physical strength of 23 stars had its strength increased in leaps and bounds under the effect of the Dragon Elephant Force!
Dragon Elephant Force: Passive battle technique, permanently increases physical strength by three times!
With that, the Diamond Gigantic Elephant’s strength was now at 92 stars. Moreover, this was before it had utilized any battle techniques.
Mighty Elephant's Recklessness: Increases random attacks by two times for at least ten targets.
Qing Shui was happy that there was an area attack that was comparable to an early Martial Emperor’s attack.
It was a pity that for the past few years, the Diamond Gigantic Elephant had shown no signs of attaining any major breakthroughs, nor did its body go through much changes. Qing Shui didn’t care about these either. After all, it was fine as long as his demonic beasts were powerful. In the past, his demonic beasts were stronger than him but after he made a trip to the Sky Penetrating Mountains, he had gained a great lead.
Mighty Elephant Stomp, a physical attack that was ten times stronger. It was a pity that the Diamond Gigantic Elephant’s physical strength was still not powerful enough at 23 stars. Even with the Mighty Elephant Stomp, it would only be an attack of 230 stars, slightly stronger than the Mighty Elephant's Recklessness.
The Fire Bird’s cultivation had also increased a lot, its physical strength had reached 40 stars. Compared to the four stars it was at before, the increase was tremendous. It was a pity that there were no additional powers or abilities given to Qing Shui.
Qing Shui wasn’t surprised by the increased of the Fire Bird’s speed. It had the bloodline of the Black Phoenix (also known as the Hell’s Phoenix), thus no matter how much its cultivation level increased, Qing Shui wouldn’t be astonished. He even felt that the rate of its progress was slightly slow. Staying in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal for one day was equivalent to 100 days in the outside. However, he was speechless at the thought of the phoenix’s lifespan. The Fire Bird should still be considered not to be of age yet.
Dark Phoenix of Nine Heavens: Passive battle technique, zero depletion, permanently increases physical strength by four times.
All battle techniques performed would have their depletion reduced by half.
Everytime Qing Shui looked at the Fire Bird’s battle techniques, he would feel exceptionally happy. Having his depletion reduced by half was heaven-defying enough. With that, his abilities would reach 200 stars and it had won over the Diamond Gigantic Elephant by a lot. Previously, in order to increase the Fire Bird’s speed, Qing Shui had given it many spiritual fruits that would increase one’s cultivation.
Superior Flight: The Fire Bird’s unique flying ability, its endurance and speed is unrivalled. It was one of the best across all flying beasts and it allowed the Fire Bird to fly at rapid speed for an extended period of time.
Hell’s Inferno: The powerful flames attack unleashed by the Fire Bird. Its pitch black flames could burn everything and had a terrifying destructive powers. It was said that it was the Black Phoenix’s powerful battle technique.
Phoenix Dance of the Nine Heavens: When the Fire Bird performs the Phoenix Dance of the Nine Heavens, the damage inflicted by its flames attacks would increase by many folds. It could sustain for 30 minutes and it could be use four times daily. During this period of time, all damages received would be reduced.
The Fire Bird was good in long battles and it had high resistance. Its defence was also quite powerful and its battle techniques were impressive. Right now, under the impact of the Phoenix Dance of the Nine Heavens, the Fire Bird could unleash a damaging powers of 400 stars. Although it wasn’t a match to the Five-Headed Demonic Spider, the Fire Bird had a greater room for growth.
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AST 986 – Grade Seven State of Immovable as Mountains, Forging Sword
Phoenix Paradise: When the Fire Bird receives fatal damage, it would have a 30% chance to go through a Firebath Rebirth. A successful rebirth would be like a qualitative transformation and its strength would become twice as strong as before.
Qing Shui looked at this last line. It was very tempting. Once the Phoenix Paradise succeeded, it would become twice as strong as before, this should be in reference to the Fire Bird’s physical strength. However, it was impossible for him to let the Fire Bird try this skill easily, since the success rate was only 30%. He couldn’t begin to imagine what would happen if it failed. A flying beast like the Fire Bird was extremely rare and they had great room for growth and improvement.
The Five-Headed Demonic Spider now had a strength of about 600 stars, a lot more than when he had tamed it in the beginning. Back then, it was about the current Fire Bird’s level.
The Five-Headed Demonic Spider’s physical strength had reached 100 stars and the Five Qi Origin could increase its physical strength fivefold!
Five Qi Origin: Five-Headed Demonic Spider’s innate battle technique, permanently increases its physical strength fivefold and has zero depletion.
Looking at this passive battle technique, Qing Ming thought of how the Diamond Gigantic Elephant’s Dragon Elephant Force increased its physical strength threefold while the Fire Bird’s Dark Phoenix of Nine Heavens increased its physical strength fourfold.
In the past, the Diamond Gigantic Elephant and Fire Bird were only able to increase their physical strength onefold. As they became stronger, these abilities also underwent great changes. In the future, these demonic beasts would definitely become even more powerful.
He then took a look through the Five-Headed Demonic Spider’s battle techniques.
Corrosive Poison Web: The Five-Headed Demonic Spider’s all-encompassing web attack which has a powerful corrosive poison and stickiness. This web is so strong that it would be hard to cut through it with blades.
Poison Silk Entanglement: The Five-Headed Demonic Spider can fire a thread of poison silk. This attack has a range of 500 meters and can be used for attacking and entangling the target. Its speed is also very fast and it was highly toxic and sticky.
Spider Swarm Attack: The unique ability of a king of demonic beasts. Its strong subjects would be able to attack together with it.
Flying Spider Silk: After using this, its speed will increase by five times. This skill lasts for 7.5 minutes. It can only be used once a day.
Sharpness: The Five-Headed Demonic Spider's eight legs are incredibly sharp. They carry a high toxicity and penetrating ability.
Unyielding Shield: The Five-Headed Demonic Spider's defense is extremely strong.
The Five-Headed Demonic Spider wasn’t only suited for long distance battles, but it was suited for close ranged battles as well. Its body was very sturdy and its huge legs were extremely sharp. Therefore, right now, it was still the demonic beast with the strongest damaging prowess. Its instant acceleration, attacking prowess, and venomous nature were all very powerful.
If a person got struck by the Corrosive Poison Web, even if he didn’t die, he would be dealt a great amount of damage. Basically, the person would be done for.
The Jade Emperor Bee was a Peak Martial Saint with a strength of about one star. It was probably going to be hard for it to attain a breakthrough to the Martial Emperor level. In the future, they would basically be useless in battles. However, the Jade Emperor Queen Bee Nectar was good stuff.
The Gold-Silver Colored Butterflies had caught up and were now Peak Martial Saints, with a strength a little more than a star. It was a pity that they weren’t of much use and could only help to pollinate the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal.
With the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, these demonic beasts had also grown very quickly. It could be because of their species. Take the Jade Emperor Queen Bee for example, its size made it possible for it to be ridden and it was also strong. However, its endurance level was insufficient.
Gold-Silver Colored Butterflies were extremely beautiful, but similar to the Jade Emperor Bees, they couldn’t be beast rides and right now, they weren’t suited for battles either. They could only be a part of the scenic view of the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, fluttering about…
The Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable was also a Peak Martial Saint with a strength of two stars. During this period of time, its rate of its growth had accelerated, causing Qing Shui to be filled with some anticipation. In the near future, he planned to try out the Ice Snow Sacred Fruit or medicinal pills to see if its abilities could undergo a one-time tremendous change. It was far too weak. Although it had a venomous poison, it wouldn’t be able to handle his future opponents, it would not even be able to withstand a single touch from them.
Even the Fire Bird and the Five-Headed Demonic Spider must become stronger. They could easily deal with Early Martial Emperors but they wouldn’t be able to deal with Peak Grade One Martial Emperors.
Compared to the Jade Emperor Bees, Gold-Silver Colored Butterflies, and Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable, the Thunderous Beast’s improvement was huge. This also let Qing Shui heave a sigh of relief. During this period of time, its strength had increased from three stars to the current ten stars.
Not only had its physical strength increased by quite a bit, but there had also been some changes to its battle techniques.
Violet Thunder Protection: Unique ability of the Thunderous Beast. It can increase all of its abilities and make them two times stronger. It doesn’t depletes energy and automatically circulates. If it received physical attacks, the Thunderous Beast has a chance of inflicting paralysis on its opponent.
The Violet Thunder Protection had gone through changes when the Thunderous Beast’s physical strength had reached ten stars. It previously increased physical strength onefold but now, it increased its physical strength twofold. Although it wasn’t comparable to the Diamond Gigantic Elephant’s Dragon Elephant Force, Qing Shui was satisfied. After all, the Thunderous Beast was a long distance control based demonic beast.
Thunderbolt: Releases an electrifying attack through its core. This attack has a range of 400 meters. This attack has a slight paralyzing effect and has the effect of speed reduction and reaction reduction on the opponents. This effect can be stacked.
Compared to before, it could now reach 100 meters further than before. Qing Shui realized that watching his demonic beasts’ battle technique level up was also an enjoyment. He wasn’t as full of anticipation as before, but he was still very happy.
Violet Lightning Strike: Harnesses the core's power and releases a powerful lightning strike to disable the opponent. It has a 100% chance to paralyze the enemy, with the length of the paralysis depending on the opponent's abilities. This skill can only be used once every 24 hours.
The distance from which the Violet Lightning Strike could be unleashed from was almost the same as the Thunderbolt. This was also the skill that Qing Shui felt was the strongest and most monstrous battle technique. In a battle, if used right, it could instantly change the results.
Lightning Recovery: The Thunderous Beast grew up in the Golden Buddha Aura Lotus, harnessing an extremely powerful self-recovery ability. Using Lightning Recovery, the Thunderous Beast can immediately heal half of the injuries on its body. Its natural restoration speed will also increase fivefold for an hour. After two uses, the cooldown time would be two hours.
The Thunderous Beast’s cultivation needed to increase. The combination of the Violet Lightning Strike and his own hidden weapons would create a terrifying existence. Therefore, when Qing Shui saw that the Thunderous Beast had gotten stronger, he was still very happy.
Recently, he hadn’t used his demonic beasts in his battles. He had suddenly gotten a lot stronger and he knew that the demonic beasts wouldn’t be of much help either. Therefore, other than using the Fire Bird for travel, he had basically not observed the other demonic beasts much.
Even for the Fire Bird, he had only sensed its cultivation roughly and it was only this time around that he took a serious look at it. They needed to be powered up. There would be useful for him in the future.
All in all, Qing Shui was still quite satisfied. Even without medicinal pills, relying on the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, these demonic beasts could become powerful. However, there were only a few of them who could be used in the short term. These were the Fire Bird, Five-Headed Demonic Spider, Diamond Gigantic Elephant, and the Thunderous Beast. The Ten Thousand Poisonous Violet Sable was currently to be kept under review.
Right now, Qing Shui’s killer move was the Marrow Nibbling Golden Silkworm in his Central Palace’s blood pool. He wouldn’t use this move easily. For one, it was too evil. Another reason was that he didn’t wish to rely on it too much.
Increasing one’s cultivation level was the true way to go. Upon reaching the Martial Emperor level, he knew that this world was very dangerous and that Martial Emperors weren’t unrivaled existences. Right now, he still needed to continue to work hard. He wondered when it would be that he no longer craved for power that much.
Time passed by very quickly and in the blink of an eye, three months had passed.
In the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, Qing Shui opened his eyes and was in a daze for a short moment before he smiled. He had attained a breakthrough. His State of Immovable as Mountains was now at Grade Seven.
It was now at the same level as Nature Energy. Looking into his body, he saw that the State of Immovable as Mountains Pellet was very agitated. Right now, it increased his body’s physical strength by 70%.
After three months, Qing Shui’s physical strength was now at 120 stars and both his State of Immovable as Mountains and Nature Energy were at Grade Seven. When all of them were circulated, his strength approached 600 stars. The Violet Star Thunder God increase his physical strength by three folds, which allowed his cultivation to reach 2,400 stars.
Thinking of the 'Raging Blow', Qing Shui was stunned. Raging Blow was also a type of technique, a domineering one. It was just that he seldom used it, unless it was with the Violet Star Thunder God. It had a high depletion rate and reduced his speed. When the body was under extreme rage, one’s strength would increase manyfold, but it would also reduce their speed. However, the 10% speed increment give by the Violet Star Thunder God would more or less make up for the difference.
Using the Violet Star Thunder God to perform the Raging Blow, his strength would reach over 4,700 stars. Thankfully Raging Blow was a Battle Technique. It would be bad if it was a Auxiliary-type Technique like the Combination Sword Technique. If that were the case, he would only be able to attain a strength of this level at the point of the attack. He would probably not be able to pass by that Ancient Great Formation.
It was just that although the Raging Blow was a Battle Technique and could be raised to such a level, its prowess could only be shown through a hammer. This made Qing Shui very gloomy. If only he could use it with a sword.
However, Qing Shui quickly shook his head and smiled. He should be satisfied. If Raging Blow could be performed with other weapons, it would definitely not be a earth-grade battle technique. It was only because it reduced one’s speed and could only be used with a hammer that it became a earth-grade battle technique. Otherwise, it would at least be a legendary-grade battle technique.
The leveling up of his Art of Forging and the availability of the Violet Star Stone had allowed Qing Shui to forge the Thunder God to become the Violet Star Thunder God it was right now. He had the Thousand Hammer Technique and had swung the hammer tens of millions of time. His mastery of the hammer was already excellent.
For this period of time, Qing Shui had spent quite a lot of effort on the Raging Blow as well. However, he could only increase its prowess onefold. It should be at either the small success stage or the large success stage, but Qing Shui sensed that there should still be more room for growth. However, it was just that it was extremely tough to level it up.
With his current abilities, each level up would require a long period of time and effort. He could even be at bottlenecks for an extended period of time.
His techniques had all reached extremely high grades, just like how the Nature Energy and State of Immovable as Mountains were both at Grade Seven now. It would be very, very difficult for him to bring them up to a higher level. Even he wasn’t sure how much more these skills could level up.
The progress of his Sword of Sixth Wave was also more or less at a standstill. He could already use the Sixth Wave with great ease and mastery. However, he was at a bottleneck for its progress, which made him feel restless.
It was hard to progress in the Nine Waves Great Golden Buddha Palm when it was only at the Sixth Waves. Right now, he was short of a good weapon. Otherwise, the prowess of his Sword of Sixth Wave would definitely be very powerful, and it might not even lose out to the Raging Blow. The dominance of the Wave Essence was not to be doubted.
“I can reforge the Big Dipper Sword now.”
A hopeful expression appeared on Qing Shui’s face. If Qing Shui could forge the Big Dipper Sword well, his abilities would be improved by quite a lot. With another good weapon, there should be amazing effects.
Qing Shui looked at all things he had prepared. After a round of cultivation, he started forging. He could easily forge weapons that could increase one’s strength twofold. Of course, the prerequisite was that the materials were good. However, it was very difficult to forge a weapon that could increase one’s strength threefold.
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