Soaring of Galaxia Chapter 130
For now, Qin Wushuang planned to conceal the good news of how he had entered the Upper Sky Realm. If he needed to expose it, he must at least wait until the date of his sister's wedding ceremony.
He needed to first observe the exact attitudes of the people of the Heavenly Royal Territory toward the Royal Qin. If he exposed this secret beforehand, then it wouldn't be meaningful to probe.
For anyone, as long as they had common sense, they knew what choice to make before the might of an Upper Sky Realm Warrior. That loyalty born from fear could easily change sides anytime.
During the last three days before Qin Xiu's wedding, Qin Wushuang worked hard on <The Coagulated Sword> each day. He especially focussed on the Young Shang Sword of the thumb on the left finger and the Middle Rustling Sword of the middle finger on the right hand.
The sword intent of these two different styles was close, that had different meanings but would achieve the same result. Both styles had the same grand and boundless style. When put to use with full force, with ambidexterity, it would not pose any problems.
Naturally, he could not yet use it with complete mastery. Thus, if he were to encounter an enemy, he lacked the confidence to utilize the skill.
In the earlier stages of entering the Upper Sky Realm, it was essential for him to have a stable Upper Sky technique. It would serve as a deciding factor on whether he could fight with an Upper Sky warrior and gain victory.
At least, Qin Wushuang was lucky. This technique he had from his former world had six stages. The only stage that belonged to the Pre-Sky Realm was the sixth stage, the Void Sword.
The higher stages were indeed Upper Sky Realm techniques. Especially this fifth stage, the Seeded Sword, where the more Qin Wushuang practiced it, the more he could feel its power.
With his finger as the technique, it was much more nimble and lighter than his fists, legs, and palms.
The style of the Young Shang and the Middle Rustling Swords did not lack in grandness either. They combined lightness, nimbleness and along with the natural grandeur it carried, this <The Coagulated Sword> was indeed a technique bestowed by the Heavens.
Qin Wushuang felt very fortunate. Ever since he had arrived in this world, he did not give up in trying to comprehend <The Coagulated Sword>.
Now, it seemed that his decision in the past had been made with great foresight. If he had not immersed himself in comprehending the knowledge of <The Coagulated Sword>, it would be impossible for him to acquire today's understanding at this level.
It was a process like the dripping water penetrating the stone where the water would eventually reach its destination!
"<The Coagulated Sword> is a combat technique. On the other hand, the Upper Sky Realm needs to continue absorbing natural power to hammer the body into shape and transform it into its own power. Like practicing internal force, this process is similar. Only, now I will be practicing Spiritual Qi! And collecting Spiritual Qi needs a technique…"
Qin Wushuang continued to think fast and started to ponder his long-term training plans.
"Besides, it would feel like having a fly in the ointment with only an Upper Sky Realm technique and no corresponding movements to complement it. For martial arts practices, at any stages, there is a need for balance. One foot would not walk fast and hitting with one punch would not hurt. For anything, we need to attack one problem from two angles so I can fly with two wings." Qin Wushuang was going over quite a few problems. However, right now, the most important points lay in two aspects. One would be the technique to practice Spiritual Qi, and the other was the movement techniques. A good set of movement techniques could sometime surpass many strong combat techniques.
When he thought here, suddenly, a set of mystic movement techniques flashed into Qin Wushuang's mind.
Regarding its miraculous aspects, from his former world, no other movement techniques could compare to it. The reason that Qin Wushuang had never considered practicing it was that it was not suitable to his Pre-Sky Realm masculine style. It was a set of swiftly and floaty foot techniques remained from the sects of his former world.
Its name was—the <Immortal Virtuous Clouds Steps>.
Now, he had already entered the Upper Sky Realm. It was an entirely different world from Pre-Sky Realm.
In the Pre-Sky Realm, one focused on one set of techniques. It was either masculine or feminine, floaty or tyrannical which did not stick to one pattern.
However, the Upper Sky Realm was entirely different.
The so-called Upper Sky Realm was a stage where the user's own power merged with the natural power.
Since it would connect with the natural power, he must grasp a thorough understanding of its meanings.
"Heaven and earth embraces everything. Regardless of you being the scorching sun, or being the uninterrupted rain, these were all power of nature. If one insisted on focusing on one aspect, whether walking the masculine or the feminine path, one would not receive the core of the natural power. The essence of the Upper Sky rests with tolerance and consisting all power elements in nature. The more you can collect it, the higher your strength…"
In the past, Qin Wushuang had no idea of all these reasons. However, suddenly, after he had broken through the Upper Sky Realm, these reasons that were sleeping in the head had clearly revealed in his mind.
This was the profound aspect of the Upper Sky Realm. Once one understood one aspect of it, you understand all!
To further his practice in the Upper Sky Realm, he was destined to broaden his training path. He should never stay restrained to his masculine style of the past.
The <Immortal Virtuous Clouds Steps> was a set of movement techniques belonging to the Free Daoism Sect. Some had said it came from a celestial being, and some had said it was a technique invented by an Upper Sky elite warrior. There were different versions of stories.
Qin Wushuang decided to practice this set of movement techniques.
Apparently, since it was named as celestial steps, it had its miraculous aspects. It followed Fuxi, the legendary Emperor's 64 hexagrams of the Book of Changes and revealed to be extremely recondite.
To learn well of this set of foot movements, he must have a thorough understanding of the positions of the 64 hexagrams. Next, he would face the problem of exercising the steps. If he could not even grasp the positions of the 64 hexagrams, it was impossible to produce any results much like if one climbed a tree to grab the fish.
Fortunately, although Qin Wushuang had not practiced these movement techniques in his former world, he did study a lot of Daoism techniques. Also, he did know the positions of the 64 hexagrams relatively well.
Indeed, it had saved him a lot of trouble when practicing this movement techniques.
When practicing this set of movement techniques, the most ingenious method was to put all of one's focus and forget everyone else. The user would be the only one in the universe. By one's own intention to walk these steps, regardless of the blooming flowers or the cirrus of cloud, disregard them all.
Immediately, Qin Wushuang started to practice this set of movement techniques at the foot of the vast Great Cang Mountains.
There was a set of mnemonic chant in this set of movement techniques.
Move without one pattern, may it be the danger or the safe zone. By advance or retreat, within a dangerous situation, forward or return.
These words thoroughly described the abstruseness of this set of movement techniques. Indeed, whether it be still or moving, it was unpredictable like the wind and smoke, with no trace for you to follow.
Qin Wushuang took a few steps. Initially, it was somewhat sluggish. However, after he slowly broke the steps apart, the more he became proficient at it.
When you broke this set of steps into pieces, it appeared normally like a drunk swaying from drinking too much alcohol. Yet, it also appeared as a female dancer without any patterns.
However, after going through it once, he had grasped its artistic conception after the second time. When he connected these steps, like the floating water and moving cloud, he carried it out in one breath, and without any sluggishness.
After Qin Wushuang practiced three sets of these techniques, he finally slowly stopped. After he finished practicing it, it had also invigorated his spirit much more.
It was if he had increased his strength over the Upper Sky Realm stage.
For three continuous days, Qin Wushuang poured his heart into practicing <The Coagulated Sword> and <Immortal Virtuous Clouds Steps>.
In a snap of a finger, it was the night before Qin Xiu's wedding ceremony.
After Qin Wushuang had finished a day of his training, he gathered with his entire family to discuss tomorrow's wedding. Currently, the Venerable Da Xi and the Eastwood Qin had reached a close relationship.
"Wushuang, do you think I have been too busy lately. In these few days, I've constantly felt a sense of uneasiness and anxiety. I always feel as if something big is going to happen. However, regarding what is going to happen exactly, I could not figure out."
Inwardly, Qin Lianshan had constantly felt troubled by this problem. Now, even with the whole family together, he could not shake it. Although it may sound an unfortunate topic before the wedding ceremony, sometimes he must treat his instincts as a martial artist with high importance.
When he spoke these words, inwardly, Da Xi Ming was also shocked.
"So Father-in-law is also having such a feeling?"
"You too?" Qin Lianshan was slightly surprised. Now, he had already viewed Da Xi Ming as his son-in-law.
Da Xi Ming nodded and said with a solemn face: "It has been more than a day or two since I began to have this feeling. At first, I thought it was because I was too busy and imagined things with everything going on. Since I heard Father said it, could it be…"
In these few days, Qin Wushuang had left early and come back late from training. In terms of uneasiness, he did not feel it. However, he did feel a wave of restless energy from his Upper Sky Realm Qi. It seemed to be a resonance.
He had always thought it was the Martial Saint releasing his Upper Sky Qi from that far away Martial Saint Mountain.
Since hearing his father and Da Xi Ming speaking about, Qin Wushuang carefully thought back on it and immediately, he realized something was going on. Could it be that their sense of uneasiness came from this wave of Upper Sky Qi movements?
Normally, these Pre-Sky Realm martial artists could not feel the Upper Sky Qi. However, once the Upper Sky Qi did not use any disguise, it could also reveal a strong sense of encroachment and make these Pre-Sky Realm martial artists tremble. It was a similar case to when Li Wuji had used his Qi to provoke the Martial Saint.
Each disciple of the Martial Saint also felt a wave of suppression where they felt extremely uneasy.
On the other hand, Qin Wushuang did not feel anything. Now, since he was already in the Upper Sky Realm stage, if someone truly dared to stir trouble on his sister's wedding, then that person would be seeking his own death.
"Father, Big Brother Da Xi, at tomorrow's wedding, the Flying Feather, Bear and the Hunting Hawk teams will be on full alert. Those newly hired security guards will be responsible for the security of the outer areas. Guarding both internally and externally could help us to cover most situations. Plus, with the purple-robed great Honored Warrior hosting the ceremony, unless one has too long to live, they would never think to cause trouble tomorrow. I promise, my sister and Big Brother Da Xi's ceremony will proceed smoothly. No one will interrupt it. If one dares to ignore the situation and cause trouble, they will pay an unbearable price!"
Indeed, Qin Wushuang was not speaking some arrogant words. These were his earnest words from his mind.
In his entire lifetime, he only had this one sister who cared and protected him in every way possible. Now, on her wedding ceremony, Qin Wushuang would never allow any type of accident to occur.
Whoever dared to cause trouble, he would face Qin Wushuang's most severe vengeance!
Qin Xiu giggled: "Father, Big Brother Da Xi, you guys should not worry. With Wushuang here, I am reassured. Think about it, even the Redwood King and Patriarch Xi Men had to compromise with Wushuang. Inside the Bai Yue Country, unless it was the Martial Saint himself, who else should we be afraid of?"
Both Qin Lianshan and Da Xi Ming dwelled on her words and realized that it made sense.
Sure enough, the Martial Saint would never disturb this wedding ceremony since he admired Qin Wushuang. Or else, he would not have sent purple-robed Honored Warrior to host this ceremony.