Ancient Strengthening Technique Chapter 990-992
AST 990 – Shall I Kill You as a Warning?
Sooner or later, he would have to go to war with Lion King Ridge. If Northern Sacred Lu Continent or any of the other powers wanted to participate as well, Qing Shui would not mind. But during this time, it would take up to three years for Qing Clan's strength to increase. At the minimum, they would at least have enough to protect themselves. Of course, the strength of the members of the General Manor could also be increased. If the members of the General Manor could be stronger, then no one would harm the Greencloud Continent.
The only thing that attracted the other Guardian Clans to travel to Greencloud Continent would be the Sacred Land of Panacea. Every continent would have at least one Sacred Land but many were probably undiscovered. Each Sacred Land had a different opening time frame. The one belonging to Greencloud continent opens once every 300 years. It was also well hidden, even the Guardian Clans did not know much. Who knew who would want to benefit from it? Therefore, many did not wish to disclose anything. The only problem was that the cycle was too long, if one person could enter it twice in their lifetime it would already be a miracle.
Every time a person entered, they would receive huge benefits. Not only was it equivalent to one year's worth of harsh cultivation, but those who cultivate any kind of martial arts would receive a special comprehension. There were other chances of finding panacea herbs or Spirit Fruit. Even near the border, there would be many spiritual items, it all depended on the person's luck.
How the Northern Sacred Lu Continent's Guardian Clan found out about the Sacred Land of the Greencloud Continent was a mystery. Qing Shui did not know the reason, nor did he know whether other people were aware of this.
Qing Shui felt that if people knew the existence of a Sacred Land of Panacea and when it opened, then they would use whatever means possible to enter it. Whether it be a martial artist or a normal person, they would still try to find a way. This was an opportunity of a lifetime that could change destiny. Even if, they choose to not to do anything in that day, they could still absorb the Spiritual Qi. This could result in a breakthrough or an increase in lifespan. If they had any internal injuries, it could also heal faster.
This was not something that everyone would know since knowing was not considered a good thing. The knowledge of this secret would bring the calamity of murder towards them. After a moment, Qing Shui did not want to think about it anymore. This was an opportunity that only appeared once every 300 years. Qing Shui's goal was to allow everybody in the Qing Clan to go. Some members of the Heavenly Palace would enter as well.
The Sacred Land of Panacea was not a place that people could just come and go. It was a dangerous place that was opened for only a short window of time. If in one day, the people that had entered did not leave, then they would be stuck for 300 years. While there had been people that had wanted to stay in there for 300 years and come out invincible, the result was that these insane people never came out.
Qing Shui thought about how he had the Nine Continent Steps, which should enable him to reap many benefits from the Sacred Land of Panacea. The reason was that many did not dare to go too deeply into the Sacred Land since those that had gone have never been met a good end.
During the night, Qing Shui informed the rest of the Qing Clan of his thoughts. Zhu Qing, Qing Qing, Elder Ge and several outstanding members of Heavenly Palace would be going as well.
The next day, everybody rode the flying beast towards General Country. There was plenty of time.
The Sacred Land of Panacea's border had a limited amount of treasures. The more people that entered, the less there will be left. The two Clans from the Northern Sacred Lu Continent were obviously trying to monopolize the opportunity. The opening only occurred once every 300 years, if they only relied on the strength of the General Manor it would not be enough. This was the Greencloud Continent, if anything happened on their own turf, the members of the General Manor would suicide.
General Manor was compelled by the circumstances to seek help from the Qing Clan. Qing Shui knew that in such a short amount of time, there was not a better alternative than his clan. He believed that Ji Yunlang must have seen through something previously, else he would not have sent someone to bring gifts to Yan City. At that time, he knew that they both resided in Greencloud Continent. If it came down to it, he could rely on them for help.
Towards the action of the two clans from the Northern Sacred Lu Continent, Qing Shui did not feel it was right or wrong. This world was the embodiment of survival of the fittest. However, because one of the parties belonged to the Guardian Clan of the Northern Sacred Lu Continent, he held a biased view. Somehow, it just felt like it was related to Lion King Ridge, thus it felt like a bad omen.
After that, Qing Shui told them to not to talk about it. The children did not know what was going on, however, those that knew were elated. The first step was to get rid of the two clans from the Northern Sacred Lu Continent. This made many people's heart unsettled, of course, that included members of Qing Clan.
Regarding Qing Shui's current strength, they were not even certain how strong he had gotten. Yiye Jiange's emotions were a mess. She could already tell that although this Guardian Clan's strength may only be a fraction of those from the Lion King Ridge, it was still formidable. Now, Qing Shui wished to battle both clans at once…
A line of people landed directly a few paces from the General Manor. Ji Yunlang came from a distance to receive them. Since they had so many people, Qing Shui decided to lodge at a nearby hotel. But he could not persuade Ji Yunlang, so everyone ended up resting in the General Manor.
Qing Shui made himself at home. Although Ji Clan was not small in number, it seems that Ji Clan had already prepared for their arrival. They left enough rooms and the surroundings and views were all the best.
That day, the General Manor had prepared a banquet to welcome Qing Shui and the rest of Qing Clan. Given how many people were there, everyone was separated into several tables. Everyone was bustling with noise and excitement while eating and drinking. They all talked about their normal daily life.
Qing Shui's table did not have many people but it included Ji Yunlang, Qing Shui, Elder Ge, and an elder from Ji Clan. With a strength of 3000 stars was Ji Clan's number two, Ji Yunlang. He looked at the youngster known as Qing Shui and internally admired him. This monster would cause people to jaw drop anywhere they went.
Even though Qing Shui did not carry a weapon, the elder could feel that Qing Shui was in possession of some very strong weapons. The pressure that he felt from Qing Shui gave the elder the sensation that he was looking at a bottomless pit. At the same time, it also felt like Qing Shui had never cultivated before. In the end, the elder eliminated the second possibility and concluded that Qing Shui had concealed his strength.
"Qing Shui, older brother seems to be unsettled, you are a genius, where there's life there's hope. If you have an accident I would not know how to apologize to your family," Ji Yunlang said to Qing Shui while looking at the surrounding Qing Clan members.
"Be at ease older brother. I am not a rash person or else I would have been dead long ago," Qing Shui said smilingly. Even if it was more dangerous, Qing Shui had a trump card. Central Palace blood fountain's Marrow Nibbling Golden Silkworm. Compared to when he had first tamed it, its strength had already grown by several folds.
"That's good then. Those people think too highly of themselves. The two clans arriving to clearly establish a monopoly on the Sacred Land," Ji Yunlang said in anger.
"People should not be too greedy. This time, they would not only get very little. I won't mind allowing them to arrive all high and mighty and leave with their tails between their legs," Qing Shui said with a smile. With the current mood, Qing Shui did not want to discuss anything related to killing. He did not want to disturb the atmosphere but whether he kills or not was uncertain. Qing Shui had never gone soft on anyone that he had wanted to get rid of.
"Hey, last time there shouldn't have been anyone that would have known, nor do we know how Beiming Clan and Wan Clan found out. They have arrived one month in advance. I had gone to their side to visit, and they left me with one line. They told the General Manor to not act blindly without thinking. They said that they had something important to do that relied on the Sacred Land of Panacea…" Ji Yunlang said while his hands shook.
He was a wise man, knowing that starting a fight was never a good thing. General Manor could not leave them alone, yet had to leave begrudgingly. Maybe it was because there were no powers on Greencloud Continent that could strike fear into the hearts of the two clans. Thus, they did not react to Ji Yunlang leaving. If he had gone to other continents to seek help, by the time Ji Yunlang had returned, the two clans would have already left Greencloud Continent. Thus, they were waiting here until the seal was released.
Central Star Building!
This was the center of General Country was also located in Jun City. Central Star building had been fully reserved. Although many people voiced their displeasure, after two of them had been killed, nobody dared to utter a word on the matter.
A high level Martial Saint martial artist was killed instantly, this was the strength of the opposition.
"Brother Beiming, these people need to be aware that there are some people that they can't afford offend."
At this time, in a room inside the Central Star Building, two elderly men were drinking wine. The man to the north dressed in white but his hair was black aside from the white hair on his temples. His eyes were filled with vigor, with a straight nose and firm brows. He gave off a feeling that was pleasing to the eye and his charm could even cause other men to take a second look.
On the opposite side was a man dressed in crimson with black hair that was scattered at will. His eyes were sharp like an eagle's. He had an aquiline nose and thick brows that were white as snow. At a glance, he gave off the feeling that one should not bother about trifles and it was even a bit strange.
"Brother Wan, what are the elderly men doing? Do you think that anyone would show up to stop us?" The handsome old man spoke with a smile.
"Hehe, so what if they come to stop us? With the two of us, who on the Greencloud Continent could stop us? This time, we must go inside there to find the rare ingredients required to break through to Grade Two Martial Emperor."
"In such a large Greencloud Continent, is there no Guardian Clan?" Beiming Jiannan paused for a bit and voiced.
"Haha, did you forget that old fart that showed up a couple days ago? Seemed like he was from the General Manor. That is the Guardian Clan of Greencloud Continent. Compared to the two of us, they are quite weak. I do not expect them to come stop us."
"Are you not worried about something they concealed? I feel like we are missing something. Though Greencloud Continent is not strong, it is still a continent," Beiming Jiannan said with a worried expression.
"Alright brother Beiming, since things have already become like this, if Greencloud Continent had concealed strength they would have already appeared. If they do not appear now, they probably will not appear," Wan Shang said as though it did not matter.
"Well, let's not think about it anymore. Drink, if the sky is about to fall, there are several elders that will hold it up."
"Yes, we can think like that. Drink!"
"Old Wan, I feel as though I can't find a peace of mind," a white haired old man with a healthy complexion said to the other elderly man with white hair and a blushed face.
"Haha, what is there to fear? As if there was anyone stronger than us in Greencloud Continent. In these five continents, are there any that surpass us in strength?" the elderly man with a blushed face said.
The two elderly men who were past their seventies were emitting a strong vitality and their whole bodies gave off a restrained aura. It was like a normal elderly person that had not trained in martial arts kind. It was like they were without an edge, like a smoothly rounded pebble.
"Old Wan, don't let them kill the innocent blindly. We are at such an age, there are some things we have seen through," the white haired old man with a healthy complexion said while sighing.
"Old, really getting old. Back then killing people was like blinking our eyes. For matters like this, we should only kill several people. Killing a couple as a warning would reduce our troubles later on," the elderly man called Old Wan said calmly.
The other elderly person sighed.
However, at this time, a voice had reached their ears.
"You killing one person as a warning could ruin an entire family, how about I kill one of you as a warning?"
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AST 991 – Who’s Arrogant, Who’s Funny, Instant Kill
"You killing one person as a warning could ruin an entire family, how about I kill one of you as a warning?"
The voice came from below. However, the moment the words ended, a young man and an old man were standing in mid-air, about 100 meters away from them.
The people who had arrived were Qing Shui and Ji Yunlang. Their appearances and Qing Shui’s words caused the two old men to be stunned. At their cultivation level, they would never activate their spiritual sense to investigate if there were any other powerful people or dangers lurking around.
It was because there were too few people who could really hurt them. Moreover, in the five continents, the strongest people would only be able to use a strength of 5,000 stars, even if the person had a physical strength of 10,000 stars.
In these five continents, their cultivation level was already considered top notch. As long as one couldn’t break through the regulations of the world, even if they were from the other four continents, they would still only have a strength of 5,000 stars.
At their age, they were already able to accept a lot of things and even if Qing Shui were to scold them, they wouldn’t be infuriated. It was because they felt that they would be able to kill the people before them with just a move of their fingers. They would just be using their lives in exchange for a few words. Moreover, most people wouldn’t really get the chance to meet them.
“It’s you. Why, you’re looking to a little kid for help?”
The old man surnamed Wan looked at Ji Yunlang and said calmly. He only threw Qing Shui a quick glance and didn’t look at him anymore but just continued to look at Ji Yunlang.
Qing Shui didn’t pay him much heed. He had seen the other party’s look of contempt and it wasn’t the first time he had been looked down on. He was already used to it. Action speaks louder than words.
He took out the Violet Star Thunder God. It was only after he took it out that the two old men looked at him in great astonishment. They’d finally turned to look at him straight in the eyes, their gazes filled with increasing astonishment.
“Leave Greencloud Continent and compensate the families of the people you’ve killed until they’re satisfied. What do you think of this suggestion?” Qing Shui’s voice rang out once again. Right now, many people were around and watching.
A number of them were wearing mourning clothes. Right now, this was the only way they could protest since the other party would definitely not go easy on them. Additionally, they didn’t want to throw away their lives uselessly. Many of them had already lost their lives like this. However, they still couldn’t take this lying down and there was even an old lady who was so angry that she had fainted quite a number of times.
When everyone heard the conversation that was going on mid-air, they were all stunned. At the start, the people on the ground couldn’t hear what the old men were saying but Qing Shui could hear the conversation they were having very clearly from the ground. Therefore, when he shouted out, many people had heard him.
Right now, although their voices weren’t loud, it could disseminate to quite a distance. Qing Shui looked at how helpless those people on the ground looked and thought of his past self. He understood their feelings and was also very infuriated. He couldn’t stand it when the strong bullied the weak, especially when it was people from other continents coming over to act like bandits.
This sudden situation made a lot of them stunned, but there were also many of them who were looking at them with curious and hopeful gazes. It seemed that in the past few days, Beiming Clan and Wan Clan had really angered the people.
The number of people on the ground quickly grew by multiple folds and many people were cheering Qing Shui on. There were even people who shouted for Beiming Clan and Wan Clan to scram out of their continent.
“Scram! Leave this place!”
“Kill them! Kill them!”
“These bandits… Give me back my child who you killed!”
Old Man Wan didn’t feel anything from the shouts and chidings coming from the ground. He looked at Qing Shui and smiled, “Young man, it’s important to think before you speak. Don’t you think that what you’ve just said is very funny?”
“Funny? Very soon, you might not think so anymore. In a while, you’ll know whose words are the funny ones,” Qing Shui replied calmly before turning to look at Ji Yunlang.
“Elder Brother, you should go down first!” Qing Shui gave it some thought and said.
“Brother, I’m fine. Elder Brother isn’t that weak,” Ji Yunlang shook his head and replied.
“Then Elder Brother can just watch first. If I can’t deal with the situation, then you can help me out,” Qing Shui gave it some thought before he smiled and said.
Ji Yunlang gave it some thought and nodded, taking a few steps back!
Qing Shui looked at the two old men and said, “You guys came from Northern Sacred Lu Continent to Greencloud Continent and are acting so arrogantly. Do you really think that there’s no one who could stand up to you in Greencloud Continent? If you guys were to die in Greencloud Continent, would there be anyone to help you retrieve your corpses?”
At that moment, tens of silhouettes gradually appeared behind the two old men respectfully. There were also another four old men who were standing next to them.
Through their clothes and accessories, it was clear that they were people from Beiming Clan and Wan Clan.The people from Beiming Clan were in white clothes while the ones from Wan Clan were in crimson red ones. An old man with a strong build and crimson red clothes stood out. His nose was very flat and he gave off an honest and amiable feeling. However, his pair of eyes were like blades with cold gleams.
“I thought it was some powerful person. To think that it’s just a kid. However, this kid is quite strong, at least amongst kids that is.”
This old man’s voice was very calm and he looked at Qing Shui with his bright eyes. Holding onto the Violet Star Thunder God, Qing Shui’s strength was close to 3,000 stars. It was just that his aura was very ethereal and even the people around him couldn’t really grasp his real powers. Some of them might not even be able to sense his cultivation level at all.
They guessed that the martial techniques which Qing Shui cultivated could conceal his Qi activities and that it must be some extremely good techniques. What astonished them was the Violet Star Thunder God which Qing Shui was holding. The domineering aura this weapon gave out allowed them to gain a basic grasp of Qing Shui’s abilities.
“Lad, there’s no one who’d dare to be so arrogant before our two clans. Let me test you out and see what rights you have to act so arrogantly.” A man wearing crimson red clothes walked out, his face full of unrestrain.
“Mobai, don’t act recklessly,” Beiming Jiannan quickly said.
“Brother Beiming, have you been scared out of your wits by this lad? I’m going to teach him today that there are people who he cannot afford to offend,” Wan Mobai turned and said as he looked at Qing Shui. His eyes were extremely cold and sharp.
The surroundings fell quiet, not even a single person from the crowd on the ground spoke a word. All of them lifted their heads and looked at the sky, hoping to see a miracle. This was especially true for the individuals who were wearing snow-white mourning clothes.
“Since you guys insist on doing it this day, I hope you won’t regret this.” Qing Shui looked toward the two clans who didn’t seem to be taking him seriously. They had all grown up from threats and had experienced many battles. Not a single one of them would be scared of the words of a young man with a cultivation that was only slightly decent.
Moreover, in the five continents, one could at most hit out with a strength of 5,000 stars. Amongst them, there were already two who could deal out such a high level of damage. Thus, they weren’t worried. They acted like they were enjoying a show, as if they were looking at a sparring session between juniors.
“Make your move. Otherwise, I’m worried that you won’t have another chance!” Qing Shui looked at Wan Mobai and said calmly.
Wan Mobai wielded a crimson backhanded saber. Qing Shui sensed that it could increase one’s strength by three times. This could be considered quite good. This person was likely highly regarded in Wan Clan.
In Wan Clan, Wan Mobai was the top amongst the people of his generation. In the future, he might be the one to lead Wan Clan. This time around, the biggest reason he was here was that they hoped that Wan Mobai would be able to attain a breakthrough by using the spiritual herbs in the Sacred Land. They might be able to come across some fruits or things with amazing effects.
Wan Mobai didn’t say another word and swept out with his crimson backhanded saber horizontally. Immediately, it turned red like blood and even Wan Mobai’s body was like a heap of fire, his strength swelling out at a crazy speed.
Mmm, over 2,400 stars. He was only at over 1,800 stars previously but now his strength had increased suddenly by 600 stars. He had temporarily reached the strength of a Grade Three Martial Emperor and it should be thanks to the effects of that blood-red light.
Crimson Fire Slash!
Wan Mobai leaped up into the air. His silhouette was like a flash of fire, streaking out in a brilliant arch. When he reached the highest point of the arch, he suddenly pushed toward Qing Shui, attacking from above. An even more brilliant fire saber slashed out toward Qing Shui’s head, bringing about a pitch black ripple.
Qing Shui hadn’t moved at all. But at this moment, he finally moved.
Nine Palace Steps!
Tiger Tailwhip Kick!
Qing Shui didn’t even bother to use Raging Blow and just kicked out toward the opponent’s Dantian. In terms of strength and cultivation, Wan Mobai was far from a match for Qing Shui. Moreover, when Qing Shui was using the Nine Palace Steps, dealing him an instant kill was easy.
However, Qing Shui didn’t kill him. He merely crippled him and let him drop down towards the ground and landing before the people who were wearing mourning clothes.
Having been crippled, although Wan Mobai wouldn’t die from the fall, he would be unable to move at all. The people in mourning clothes gushed up towards Wan Mobai, crying, shouting, scolding, and most importantly, beating him.
The pitiful Wan Mobai who was a Martial Emperor, died just like that. It was because he had killed many family members of those who were dressed in mourning clothes.
The world was very quiet right now, even those dressed in mourning clothes had become silent. However, they couldn’t hide the happiness that they were feeling. They were able to relieve some of the fury in their hearts. It was a way of venting their hatred.
Both Wan Clan and Beiming Clan were first astonished and soon became furious, especially Wan Clan. That old man with a flat nose, who was dressed in crimson clothes, looked so angry that it was like he could spew flames from his eyes. He looked at Qing Shui, his body trembling.
“The conditions are still the same as before. Do you guys want to give it some more consideration?” Qing Shui said expressionlessly.
“To hell with considerations! Today, I’ll let you know what it means by living a life worst than death! I’ll let you know that even death would be an extravagant wish.” The old man drew out a similar crimson backhanded saber, unleashing his aura violently as he walked over to Qing Shui.
Qing Shui’s current spiritual sense could clearly sense the other party’s cultivation, but he didn’t think anything about it. It was because very soon, this old man would die. A person like him couldn’t be spared.
With each step the old man took, the pressure in the air increased. Suddenly, the old man pounced toward Qing Shui with a flash, his backhanded saber creating a series of afterimages as he slashed out towards Qing Shui’s right arm.
Fast, too fast!
Qing Shui felt a pressure, as if there was an aura that was trying to confine him. This was a type of pressure exerted by someone who was more powerful on someone weaker. The weaker party would find it hard to take even a single step.
Qing Shui’s Nature Energy dissolved the other party’s pressure in an instant.
Qing Shui had a strength of close to 3,000 stars to begin with but it now increased by another fold explosively. It was a pity that he could only perform an attack with a strength of 5,000 stars. Therefore, Qing Shui’s current strength was limited to 5,000 stars.
Nine Palace Steps!
The explosive increase in Qing Shui’s strength caused the old man to be shocked. He then clenched his teeth and went all out with a slash towards Qing Shui.
“Since you wish to chop off my right arm, then I’ll take your right arm. One more thing, there hasn’t been a person who had scolded me that still remains alive.”
The old man stumbled backward. In addition to the small gap between their strengths, the clever angle at which Qing Shui attacked from caused him to be pushed back multiple steps. Qing Shui moved with his Nine Palace Steps once again, not giving his opponent any time for a breather.
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AST 992 – Slaughter Begins, Snow Dance Bloodlust Death Formation
Qing Shui's Violet Star Thunder God directly hit the old man's right shoulder, causing his arm to go flying. His entire shoulder was crushed and blood spewed everywhere. Qing Shui then used Nine Palace Steps.
"Kid, you dare?!"
One of the elderly men shouted. Qing Shui's hammer directly smashed into the enemy's chest. He was struck down and fell to Wan Mobai's side, barely holding onto his last breath. This critically injured person had at most fifteen minutes left to live.
The two clans were angered when Qing Shui murdered Wan Mobai. However, it was not just anger, they were also astonished by the fact that Qing Shui was able to kill Wan Mobai. They were aware of the strength of this elder, it was not a simple feat to win against him.
The reaction from the people below was even more intense and many people were frantic. Some came to Qing Shui's defense immediately while others were yelling in support of the murder. Others were in tears.
Members of Beiming Clan and Wan Clan could not react in time. Since the events had unfolded too quickly, they were standing there dumbfoundedly staring at Qing Shui.
Some people had laughed at Beiming Jiannan's demise. Now they were silenced by what unfolded before them. Their anger could not subside now that a Wan Clan's elder had been eliminated.
Wan Mobai was the leader of this generation of Wan Clan. His death would be a huge blow to them. The huge shock had not subsided yet and suddenly another elder was dead, this time the damage was like an attack on Wan Clan's limbs.
So much had happened in such a short amount of time and no one had a chance to react. Qing Shui was composed. Ji Yunlang, who was in the distance, was paying close attention to Qing Shui.
A demon. Greencloud Continent having a genius like this was some good fortune. The General Manor will depend on him in the future. Even Greencloud Continent would change because of him.
If today's event spread outside of the Greencloud Continent, some stronger powers would be revealed. Greencloud Continent had some very powerful hidden clans, the only thing was that the Guardian Clan was not strong enough. They never wanted to bear the brunt, so they had gradually dwindled to the point where Greencloud Continent had no Martial Saint residing on it.
Greencloud Continent was weak, but it was not the absolute weakest given it was one of nine continents.
Ji Yunlang was happy but worried at the same time. He was worried that the remaining opposition would all gang up on Qing Shui with everything they had. Of course they would prevent harming the bystanders, since if they joined forces and still could not beat Qing Shui, it would become an annihilation. It was a bet against whether Qing Shui could handle every member they had.
Qing Shui's expression did not change even after murdering two people consecutively, as though it had been a small matter to attend to. It was for this reason that people of Wan Clan were left speechless and could not react.
"I don't know if I could accept the same conditions as before," Qing Shui said while smiling. His voice had not changed at all from when he last spoke.
What Qing Shui had done left everyone else in a cold sweat. Was this person even human? To have killed like this at such a young age, if they continued to fight the result would be unpredictable.
Even though some members of Beiming Clan and Wan Clan were scared, they were still emboldened since several formidable fighters were still hidden amongst the crowd. They felt that they could kill Qing Shui without any issue if they combined their forces.
"We will leave. The incidents here, how about we treat this as a write off and call it even?" said an elderly man after thinking for a long time. This elderly man from Wan clan was standing in front of him clan members.
He understood that Wan Clan could not withstand the impact of another death. They had already lost two of their strongest fighting forces. They could recuperate if they rested for a bit. Just like losing a finger, it was something that they could live with. However, if they were to lose a limb, then Wan Clan may not last long.
Qing Shui had not thought the opposition would make such a decision, however, he just laughed while shaking his head. "You have to pay the price if you did something wrong. You have to satisfy them somehow."
Qing Shui's words left the opposition silent, however, the people below starting roaring.
"Kill them, kill those bastards!"
"To take advantage of the weak and fear the strong, using such ruthless methods, inhumane, scumbags!"
"What skill would it take to kill us weaklings? Now they want to leave. Hero, please kill these scumbags."
"It seems today, only one side will walk out alive." An elderly man and the rest of Beiming Clan gave each other a look before looking towards Qing Shui.
"This is also good. All of you come at me at the same time, so I can go home for dinner early." Qing Shui looked at the sky, he had already seen through their plan to join forces to attack him. Thus, he provoked them with words.
"Even if you a one person, we will fight together. Even if you are an army of one hundred, we still fight together." The elderly man said while taking out his weapon.
A battle sword that was crimson like blood, the Scarlet Flame Bloodblade. The back of the knife had three grooves to allow blood to pass and the tip of the blade edge was like a red venomous fang. From one glance, one could tell that the Blade of Scarlet Flames emitted a vicious killing intent.
Members of Beiming Clan revealed their weapons, which were all swords. Wan Clan, on the other hand, were all using blades.
"So shameless, a group of people ganging up on one person, such a bunch of old bastards."
"Exactly, to fight one person with so many using such a lame excuse. Would you like a memorial arch when you are a prostitute?"
"The heavens will strike these people with a thunderbolt."
Qing Shui waved his hand around.
To utilize Raging Blow, he didn't want to switch to the Big Dipper Sword. In any case, it only had the strength of 5,000 stars. Even with the Violet Star Thunder God, Raging Blow would only strike with a strength of 5,800 stars. The extra 800 stars were wasted.
Beiming Clan was very hesitant. They only wanted to leave but they did not believe they could leave unscathed. They had to summon the courage to risk it all. If they lost, Beiming Clan would be left with no hope of reprieve.
The instant the leading elders made their move.
Qing Shui used his Nine Palace Steps to dodge.
At the same time, he used his Emperor's Qi to lock up the elders. Right now, Emperor's Qi could target several people, it was no longer restricted to a single target like before. At the most crucial moment, there would only be one chance.
The five elders were at least 4,000 stars in strength and two of them were 5,000 stars. If not for the Nine Palace Steps, he may not have been able to withstand the onslaught from their joint forces.
In the Nine Palaces, Qing Shui was absolute. He calmly avoided the attacks coming his way. Furthermore, with just with one Emperor's Qi, he had turned the entire situation on its head. He had managed to stall the five elders with one Emperor's Qi. With one wave of Raging Blow from the Violet Star Thunder God, the elders were swept away.
Qing Shui rushed towards the backline of the two clans. Their backline consisted of the elderly. Even if they were a bit younger, their strength would at least be a Grade One Martial Emperor. Traveling so far, they would have brought their strongest main force. This was because they hoped to enter the Sacred Land of Panacea so that their strength would be raised by several steps.
And now, several people had been killed by Qing Shui's Raging Blow. Since the battle started, Qing Shui had no intention of leaving any of them alive. If he was going to kill, then he would eliminate all of them. This was a reminder to other people that he was also capable of these things.
Several of the elders had been weakened. The two elder who used to have 5,000 stars strength were now down to 4,000 stars. The other three were now down to 3,000. One of them only had 3,200 stars left. The sudden change caused the five of them to be shocked enough to desire death. This change was way beyond their imagination.
After a moment of absent-mindedness, the screams from their surroundings had almost no impact on them. To be weakened by 1,000 stars was something that they could not accept. It was unbelievable that he had practiced his debuff ability to such a realm.
Debuff techniques would generally weaken the enemy by a very minimal amount. Usually, it was harmless, unless the practitioner had cultivated to an unimaginable realm. There were many objects that could resist a debuff. For example, the three jewels on their bodies were such items. However, their resistance to the negative effects was absolutely useless in this case, even though they were some of the strongest amongst the five continents.
To make matters worse, the elders had watched the strongest two in their clan murdered. Now, bodies were dropping from the sky one by one, almost lining up next to the ones from before.
The elders' eyes were bloodshot. Watching their closest members being killed one after another was unacceptable, even if they had withdrawn from worldly affairs. Suddenly, the five of them split into a formation of three in the front, two in the back. A light blood haze began to dance, as though they were snowflakes dancing in the wind.
"Brother, be careful, this is the Snow Dance Bloodlust Death Formation," Ji Yunlang said loudly in panic, as though he had just thought of it.
Qing Shui never thought he would see a formation. What effect did this formation have? Qing Shui could feel the bloodlust from the opposition. In addition, they seemed to have regained their strength. Qing Shui felt that a bit of unease. Something was wrong. Seeing the crimson mist, he struck it with a Raging Blow.
Qing Shui was surprised, it was as though he could clearly feel it. Not only had their strengths returned to 5,000 stars, all five of them were at 5,000 stars. The Raging Blow from earlier had not been able to dissipate the opposition's crimson mist.
Now, Qing Shui finally understood that large clans were still tight lipped about some things. This Snow Dance Bloodlust Death Formation was their trump card.
Qing Shui was familiar with the Five Elements, the Book of Changes and the Eight Trigrams. Formations never deviated from the position of these forms. Thus, Qing Shui understood that he had to break their formation somehow, or he would be in serious danger.
The early strike reminded Qing Shui that he needed self-preservation first. He took out a Formation Flag, knowing that most of the battle would be in the air, he used Formation Flags crafted from wind element beast materials. These formation flags could float in the sky. He then directly placed them in the surroundings to create the Duality Minutest Formation.
Placing this formation was fast, but the effects were not as strong as Nine Palace Eight Trigrams Formation. By the time he had finished setting the formation, the opposition had also finished assembling their formation. The five elders were enveloped by a faint crimson mist and snowflakes floated around them. They emitted a strong killing intent, as if they were cornering prey.
"Kid, we will teach you what a Formation Destroyer is today. Eh, what is that?" said a Wan Clan's elder. This man had a healthy glow on his face. He suddenly noticed the surrounding Formation Flags placed by Qing Shui.
In the World of the Nine Continents, formations were usually formed from people, just like the current Snow Dance Bloodlust Death Formation and Qing Shui's Five Elements Minor Formation, Four Phases Formation, and Ten Paramitas Formation. Those who knew formations were few in number. Some people who knew a little about formations were even fewer. Thus, the members of Beiming Clan and Wan Clan being unsure about the purpose of the surrounding Formation Flags was not a surprise.
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