Ancient Strengthening Technique - chapter-763
“It’s hard to say. This Qu Runie is the Qu Clan’s genius. Although
he can’t be compared to Donggong Taiqing, he’s still a character
who’s hard to find amongst hundreds of thousands of people. He’s the
future of the Qu Clan. That young man had said that he’d only kill and
not spar. I think it will be hard for this battle to be carried out.”
An old man said slowly.
“What if Qu Runie is bent on fighting?” Someone carried on.
“By right, they shouldn’t end up in a fight, but if they do, it will
be a life and death battle. The Qu Clan will definitely send someone to
stop the battle since they will not allow anything to happen to him. For
the past few years, they have been forbidding them from fighting it all
out with other people.” The old man smiled and said.
At that moment, Qu Runie stood on the arena with his brows furrowed as if
he was deciding on something.
“Look, he’s hesitating. Seems like it’s true that the Qu Clan
forbids him from taking any part in fights. I wonder if he can hold it in
this time.” The old man smiled and said.
“Who do you think is stronger, Qu Runie or that young man?” Someone
felt that the old man knew a lot and could not help but ask.
“I’m old, my eyes aren’t as good as before and my cultivation level
is low.” The old man said as he waved his hand.
“Don’t be so humble. With your experience, it should be easy for you
to tell. Come on, just share a little bit.” A young man said
“Then I’ll just say a little. Do you think that young man looks like
“Of course not. How could the man that Miss Ye Guyan thinks well of be
a fool?” Someone immediately said.
“Shouldn’t that explain everything?” The old man smiled and left.
Just when Qu Runie was about to agree to a battle to the death with Qing
Shui, a few people ran towards them. The one in the lead was a
middle-aged man who shouted as he ran over, “Young Master Qu, Old
Master wants you to return immediately. There’s something he needs to
discuss with you.”
“I’ll take my leave today.” Qu Runie said to Qing Shui and Ye Guyan
before he leaped off the arena and left.
Everyone was astonished and saw that the elderly had already left. Only
now they had realized that the old man knew that the fight would not
continue since the beginning, that he really had experienced a lot in
life and could see between so many things.
The place became lively again with Qu Runie’s departure, with some
people gossiped on how Qu Runie was a coward…
“Let’s go take a look in front!” Ye Guyan smiled and went together
with Qing Shui.
Qu Runie returned quickly to the Qu Residence and went straight to the
backyard. There, an elderly casually stood next to the pond as he watched
the fishes swimmed freely. If those few young men from before could see
this, they would definitely find it strange that this old man in the Qu
Residence was the same old man from earlier.
Qu Runie walked towards the old man and said softly.
A loud slap rang out and the amiable-looking old man from earlier now
appeared like a ferocious lion. This slap left a clear handprint on Qu
This old man was actually Qu Runie’s grandfather. It was no wonder he
could be so sure that the fight would not go on, because he was the one
who called Qu Runie back.
Qu Runie was stunned by the slap. Since young, he had been spoiled due to
his talent and he only would receive applause and commendations. The one
who had given him the most praises and doted on him the most was his
grandfather. It could be said that he was much closer with his
grandfather compared to his parents. From what he remembered, his
grandfather had never hit him nor did he shouted at him loudly before.
However now, the tight slap from the old man had stunned him.
“Nie`er, do you know why I’ve hit you?” In fact, the old man felt
even worse than Qu Runie when he had hit him. However, it was something
that was needed to be done to let Qu Runie understand some things.
“It’s because I was planning on fighting with someone.” Qu Runie
looked at the old man and said.
“I’m not afraid that you’d fight with others. I’m angry because
you didn’t use your brain. It’s nothing much to have sparring matches
between cultivators. However, you didn’t use your brain and was about
to just throw away your life. Do you think you deserve to get hit?” The
old man sighed and said.
Qu Runie was shocked and cold sweat filled his forehead. He dropped to
his knees and said, “Grandson has been unfilial to have caused you to
The old man helped Qu Runie up before continuing, “If you can
understand, then this slap wasn’t for nothing. The goal was not to hit
you, but to let you think things through when you come across similar
situations in the future. Think more about it, otherwise, you wouldn’t
even know how you died. It’s not easy for a person or for a clan to
survive and it’s natural to have some humiliation and injustice. Those
who can succeed in life would be able to bear what others can’t and can
adapt to all circumstances. If you can’t do this and also do not have
the support of an absolute power, you will not have a good ending.”
“I understand. I may not be able to do this immediately, but I’ll
try. Thank you, grandfather. You’ve made me realized a lot of things
The old man’s slap didn’t let him learn anything, but rather
enlightened him about certain situations. It felt as if like you suddenly
had an increased sense of maturity when you finally realized things that
you don’t understand previously..
Qing Shui and Ye Guyan continued to walked towards the south along the
Martial God Street. The weather in the Southern Sea City was great, with
spring throughout the year. There was nothing to complain of except the
frequent rainfall, however, it was rare for a heavy downpour to occur.
Rather, there were more instances of light drizzles which would take a
long time before a person get fully drenched.
The sky which was sunny a while ago had now turned slightly dim, with the
sun covered up with dark clouds. However, it didn’t make people feel
suppressed. Light drizzle started to fall from the sky after just a short
period of time.
Such an environment could make a person to indulge in it easily,
moreover, there was an unparalleled beauty next to him. However, Qing
Shui didn’t harbor any thoughts for her. The reason he came to the
Southern Viewing Continent was to eradicate the Eastern Palace Aristocrat
Clan. He would return immediately once he attained this as there were
still many people who waits for him back at home.
They walked all the way towards the south of the Martial God Street.
Earlier, Ye Guyan had introduced Qing Shui to a quite number of reputable
clans. However, it meant nothing to the Qing Clan now. He was only afraid
earlier that the Eastern Palace Aristocrat Clan would have a lot of
helpers and they might hinder him with his plans. But now, everything was
fine. Putting aside the fact that the people from the Eastern Palace
Aristocrat Clan was not well received by others, with the Ye Clan’s old
man definite decision to take action, a situation where he would be
surrounded and attacked would less likely to occur.
However, it was still not an easy task to eradicate Donggong Taiqing and
it might be something he couldn’t accomplish within a short amount of
time. Donggong Taiqing must die, so that there would be a loophole in the
Eastern Palace Aristocrat Clan.
“Look, that’s the Tantai Aristocrat Clan!”
Ye Guyan’s voice interrupted Qing Shui’s train of thoughts. He
followed her gaze to look at a unique manor. It was a dazzling manor
which was conspicuous compared to the others within the area. The large
area it encompasses and its high build together with its golden color
made it stood out a lot.
This was the Tantai Aristocrat Clan. Only when one sees it for himself,
would he be able to feel that astonishment, that feeling of resplendent
and magnificent. Only now did Qing Shui realized that the color gold
could be so dazzling and luxurious.
“Probably only the Tantai Aristocrat Clan can be so dazzling.” Qing
Shui lamented as he looked at the Tantai Aristocrat Clan’s building.
“That is true. The Tantai Aristocrat Clan is not only strong and hold
great power but it is also a clan that all others could not be compared
to. Moreover, it had a great number of descendents and had the most
number of talents. The younger generation is stronger than ever
before.” Ye Guyan smiled and said to Qing Shui.
Powerful clans would need to go through decades before they could grow.
Qing Shui thought of his own clan, it was just himself alone no matter
how powerful he became. For a clan to become more powerful was not
something that could be accomplished overnight. However, Qing Shui was
confident that he could make his clan powerful within a shorter amount of
time compared to the others.
Just then, a smart looking young man walked out from the Tantai
Aristocrat Clan’s Residence. His eyes lit up when he saw Ye Guyan and
Qing Shui, “Miss Huyan!”
“Mmm, what coincidence.” Ye Guyan smiled and said.
“This must be Mister Qing Shui.” The handsome young man smiled and
said warmly after seeing Qing Shui.
Qing Shui didn’t expect a stranger to call out his name. However, his
expression remained calm as he smiled and said, “I’m Qing Shui. May I
know how to address you?”
“I’m Tantai Aoyun. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
Qing Shui also answered politely. Although the Tantai Aristocrat Clan
received him warmly, they wouldn’t do this to all strangers they
encounter. This meant only one thing, Ye Guyan. Everything was because of
this lady next to him.
Three days had passed by very quickly. Qing Shui made ample preparations
during this past three days. The battle will be on the late morning
today, however, Qing Shui still practiced Taichi when he woke this
Ye Guyan seemed to have a false impression when she saw Qing Shui’s
composed look while he practiced Taichi. He was really very special and
hard to understand.