Ancient Strengthening Technique - chapter-716
He took up the Four Eared Shadow Mouse’s crystal card.
Effect: Speed increase by 100% for fifteen minutes. Effect can be stacked
with battle techniques of similar type. Within the fifteen minutes,
there’s a fixed chance of dealing critical damage to opponents.
He was dumbfounded!
To his surprise, it was yet another powerful and unexpected harvest! It
could temporarily raise the user’s speed by 100% and its effect could
be stacked with other battle techniques. Merely this was already powerful
enough, not to mention it still had the ability to cause critical damage.
The only problem with it was that it only happened by chance, just like
the paralysing effect of Heavenly Thunder Slash.
The effect was almost the same as the bracelet that he refined. Qing Shui
took a look at his arm that has been empty for a long time and thought to
himself that it was time he forged another bracelet. After all, a
bracelet which helped increase destructive power was not bad.
He put away the Four Eared Mouse Crystal Card and dedicated himself to
cultivating. During this period of time, he also refined a few medicines
since he would soon be getting the recipe for Ren Meridian Strengthening
Time was short already, thus, Qing Shui was really looking forward to
seeing the medicinal pill which could help strengthen meridians. People
who practiced cultivation cultivated nothing but their body and qi. For
cultivating qi, it meant cultivating the Qi of Xiantian in one’s
Dantian and meridians whereas for cultivating body, it meant cultivating
skins, tendons, blood and bones……
In terms of cultivating bodies, Qing Shui felt that he wasn’t inferior
to anyone. The Ancient Strengthening Technique was precisely the
strongest technique to cultivate body and qi. Now that the Ren Meridian
Strengthening Pill showed up and its recipe needed a huge amount of
experience to obtain. It would surely have a great effect. The Ren
Meridian and the Governing Vessel were the two most important meridians
Time went by slowly. Qing Shui spent most of his time on refining
medicines everyday in the hope of getting the recipe as soon as possible
and have a look at its effect.
Soon, a month passed. During that time, Qing Shui went out of the Realm
of the Violet Jade Immortal once. At around 12 o’clock in the night, he
went back in immediately to continue his medicine refining practice.
Spirit Concentrating Pill, Aroma Concentration Pill. As for the others,
either he had no medicinal herbs for them or he had no use for them for
the time being. Hence, he basically stopped refining those medicines
after saving up a few of them.
Also, on his return trip to Di Clan this time, he got as many living
medicinal herbs as possible from Yuan Su to solve his worries. The Vital
Essence Pill, Gale Pellet and Jade Green Pellet were indeed quite useful.
Yet another ten days passed in the blink of an eye.
A noise that was comparable to that of a heavenly music triggered an
incomparable excitement in Qing Shui. Nevertheless, he held it in and
waited for the Jade Green Refining Pill that he was refining to finish.
In any case, it was almost done.
As soon as he refined the Jade Green Pellet, Qing Shui stopped and
didn’t bother to refine anymore of it. He couldn’t wait to immerse
himself in his sea of consciousness to take a look at the recipe for Ren
Meridian Strengthening Pills.
The Ren Meridian was one of the formidable meridians of the Eight Extra
Vessels of the human’s body. The Ren Meridian controlled the body’s
strength and defense . By cultivating the Ren Meridian to a certain
level, the person would be able to increase their physical strength and
Qing Shui knew about this because he would experience the same effect
from his normal cultivation. He never expected there to be vague
descriptions about the Ren Meridian in his sea of consciousness. He
hurriedly took a look.
The Ren Meridian Strengthening Pill could rapidly strengthen Ren
Recipe for Ren Meridian Strengthening Pill: Black Ember Flower, Energy
Enhancing Fruit, Five Elements Fire Fruit, Five Elements Metal Fruit,
5000-year-old Turtle Blood, 5000-year-old Lingzhi, 5000-year-old Starmoon
Flower, and 5000-year-old Icewater, Peak Martial Saint Grade demonic
beast’s inner core, Peak Martial Saint Grade beast’s tendons, Peak
Martial Saint Grade blood, Rainbow Trout Fish, Vermilion Fruit, Peach of
Immortality, Golden Bull Grass, 5000-year-old Five Qi Sun Grass,
Nine-Headed Lion Grass, 5000-year-old Sky Penetrating Grass, Eight
Immortals Grass and 5000-year-old Sunflower. The herbs that had an aged
requirement could only be more and not less.
As Qing Shui’s eyes swept across the descriptions, he spotted the
effect of Ren Meridian Strengthening Pill, it could help raise the
user’s raw strength by 50 to 100% depending on how much the individual
could absorb. At the same time, it would help to open the Tiantu Acupoint.
Now, Qing Shui had also begun to feel troubled. So many medicinal herbs
were needed. Even though he was able to find more than half of it, for
things like the Black Flame Grass, the Five Thousand Years Starmoon
Frass, Golden Bull Grass and Nine-Tailed Lion Grass. He has heard about
them before, but they were really difficult to find.
For example, the Golden Bull Grass, Nine-Headed Lion Grass and other
beast form grass, they’re all quite precious. As soon as Qing Shui saw
the list, he immediately became very anxious.
As for the inner core, tendons, blood of Peak Martial Saint demonic
beasts, they’re equally as rare, but at least Qing Shui had his ways to
look for them. Qing Shui shook his head as he knew that he would need to
spend a long time to refine the Ren Meridian Strengthening Pill.
He continued to look further.
He was a million medicine refining experience away from acquiring
Governing Vessel Strengthening Pill.
It seemed like later on, the Strengthening Pills for the remaining few
meridians would be unlocked. The Ren Meridian had control over one’s
strength, in other words, their physical power. Qing Shui knew quite a
lot about the Eight Extra Vessels. As for the Governing Vessel, it was
used to control and practice Qi. For example, once the Governing Vessel,
Qing Shui’s Primordial Flames attacks would similarly get stronger.
If his Primordial Flame’s strength was to multiply by several times,
its strength would definitely be terrifying….. Unfortunately, as soon
as he thought about the ingredients and medicinal herbs needed for Ren
Meridian Prescription, Qing Shui felt defeated. He had no choice but to
look for and slowly accumulate them.
Qing Shui woke up really early on the next day. He has been feeling
particularly energetic for the past two days. The main reason for it was
because of ‘Thunder God’. After all, anyone would be happy if their
strength was to be doubled. They would even smile in their dreams when
they were sleeping.
When Qing Shui used the Immovable Mountain, it surprisingly broke through
on its own. The Immovable Mountain which has halted in progression for a
considerably long time has actually broken through at this moment.
Qing Shui managed to figure out the reason behind it right away. This was
somehow related to the ‘Thunder God’. With the Thunder God, Qing Shui
felt a lot more confident than before. Even the aura he released had
become a lot stronger. This kind of confidence was precisely what was
needed for Immovable Mountain, to keep calm in even the most dangerous
situation and take in everything, an aura which could stand up against
Good things indeed come in pairs. Qing Shui calmed his mind and patiently
practiced his Taichi Fist. He was feeling so joyful, even to the point he
even felt a slight improvement in his Taichi Fist.
“After a while, Hai Dongqing walked out. It had merely been a night and
her hand was no longer a hindrance. It turned out that Qing Shui’s
Golden Medicinal Salve was still quite effective. With the strength of a
Martial Saint as a boost, it helped the injury to recover at an unusually
“Wake up, is your hand ok already?” Qing Shui saw that the skin on
Hai Dongqing’s hand was already smooth and soft. There was only a faint
trace of a scar, that should heal after a short period of time.
“It’s fine already.”
“See, everything is fine now.” Hai Dongqing slowly walked towards him
and extended her hand to Qing Shui with a smile.
Qing Shui already knew at the moment she confessed her feelings to him.
He gently grabbed her snow white hands and looked at the one inch pink
scar on her palm and backhand. That was a scar left behind by a dagger.
And she got that all because of him. Qing Shui gently fondled the scar
while Hai Dongqing trembled because of the numbness and the wonderful
feeling that she felt in her heart.
She gently took a step forward. Now, she was basically already really
close to Qing Shui. A delicate fragrance which resembled that of an
orchid went into Qing Shui’s nose.
Hai Dongqing lowered her head slightly and allowed Qing Shui to grab one
of her hands as he wished. She really wanted to hug Qing Shui at the
moment, but after taking the first step forward, she found it really hard
to take the second step. The last time he hugged her was because they
were in that kind of circumstance. In fact, it was a subconscious act of
hers, it was because she was deeply moved by him and thanked him a lot.
This time however, she wasn’t able to do anything. Her heart was
beating really fast and she didn’t dare to look at Qing Shui.
Qing Shui smiled. He never thought that such a beautiful girl like her
would also have this side. He gently held her in his embrace. At this
moment, Qing Shui felt really calm. He didn’t have the slightest bit of
sexual intention. It was a mutual feeling they shared with each other.
Hai Dongqing hugged Qing Shui tightly. Her entire body also loosened up.
The two didn’t say anything. They only hugged each other quietly while
feeling each other’s heartbeat.
“What do you like about me?” Qing Shui was confused. Prior to this,
she has said that she wasn’t interested in arrogant children.
“I don’t know… Suddenly, I feel really, really comfortable with
you. I enjoy the feeling of having you by my side. It’s something
really hard to describe… It’s my first time feeling this way with a
man… I like talking to you… Even if we’re to only stay together and
not talk……” Hai Dongqing said gently at a very small volume.
The feeling she had for him was only just affection. Wasn’t it a bit
too late for her to experience this for the first time? She was already
so old, yet this was her first time having good feelings for someone of
the opposite gender……
After the two had their breakfast, Hai Dongqing told Qing Shui with a
smile: “Let me bring you to Ice Statue City to have a look around. That
place is beautiful.”
Qing Shui nodded with a smile.
Ice Statue City was a beautiful spot in Cold Ice City. It was an ice
world; ice trees, ice houses, everything was made of ice. There were a
lot of people moving back and forth in that city because they enjoyed
watching the scenery there.
After two hours, both Qing Shui and Hai Dongqing arrived at Ice Sculpture
The first thing that entered Qing Shui’s sight was a door and castle
wall. This was a small city. The Ice Sculpture City was also known as Ice
City. This place was a subsidiary city in Cold Ice City. It was really
similar to Qing’s Village in Hundred Miles City. It was considered a
There were guards in front of the castle door. At the moment when they
saw Hai Clan’s cart, they bowed down their heads to greet them with an
unusually respectful look. Prior to this, Hai Clan has always been
treated this way. Ever since that happened, Hai Clan’s name was passed
on throughout the entire Cold Ice City within one night.
At present, Hai Clan was a formidable clan. Even though Luo Clan and Du
Clan had fallen, there would quickly be other clans to replace them. But
no matter what, they would never be comparable to Hai Clan in terms of
It wouldn’t matter even if Qing Shui left. As long as he was alive, no
one would dare to lay hands on Hai Clan for the time being.