Ancient Strengthening Technique - chapter-785
Because the Wave Essence had improved, the Thousand Buddha Palm Imprint
was able to improve at godly speed as well.
Qing Shui was pleasantly surprised by the improvement. He felt that he
would be able to allow the Wave Essence to break through to the Sixth
Wave as long as he could reach the mark of the 400th palm.
Since the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal was in his possession, he
would be able to cultivate the Thousand Buddha Palm Imprint sufficiently,
which would save a lot of time. He still had a bit more time,
nonetheless. However, Qing Shui wasn’t willing to part with such a
great location just yet, so he decided that he would leave after he had
successfully broken through to the Sixth Wave. They had been here for a
month already, so it wouldn’t matter much if they stayed a bit longer
than that. Besides, it wouldn’t take too long as long as he had the
Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal to train in.
After two days had passed, Qing Shui had finally reach the 399th palm.
However, he still couldn’t link to the 400th palm no matter how much he
tried. This had Qing Shui flustered and anxious.
Another day, another morning. Qing Shui had made the decision that today
would be the last day they would stay on in the Southern Sea. There was
essentially no more time allowance to stay any longer. If he still
couldn’t achieve a breakthrough, then he would go back home and wait
for the breakthrough to happen slowly.
After numerous demonstrations of the Thousand Buddha Palm Imprint, none
of them worked. Qing Shui had never been one to be dejected but he could
still be a little bit disappointed when he was met with numerous
failures. When he looked up to the sky, it was already past afternoon, so
he decided he would attempt one more time before departing for home.
Qing Shui took out the Big Dipper Sword and submerged half of his body
into the cold waters, which surprisingly, felt quite comfortable. Then,
he increased his aura and let out a long, blaring shout. With the Sword
of Fifth Wave, he had broken a series of waves like a flash of lightning.
The mighty aura permeated to the surroundings from Qing Shui’s body as
he continued to burst through the waves. He moved in a flexible motion,
yet with extraordinary vigor. Each time he had advanced to the next set
of waves, he would circulate his force to the maximum, yet he did not
waste a bit of his power as he sliced through the devastating waters.
Break break break…….
In a flash, he had reached the 64th wave. Qing Shui roared loudly as he
welcomed the giant wave with the sword. However, the wave did not break
and clashed its mighty waters toward Qing Shui. Despite the unsuccessful
attempt, Qing Shui was still impressed that the wave was able to push him
back to the starting point despite clashing with the power of immense
“Why? Is it because the Thousand Buddha Palm Imprint hasn’t had a
After he had adjusted his emotions and regained his composure, Qing Shui
faced the waves once again. He rushed toward a series of waves at a
faster speed and as he reached the 64th wave, he could feel the Wave
Essence diminishing a great amount. However, he could still feel the
power inside him but in the end, he was not able to release it. The giant
wave rose up like a towering mountain and poured down onto him with the
force of a waterfall.
No, he wasn’t convinced at all! He wasn’t willing to give up, yet he
knew that this was the limit of the Fifth Wave.
“I will reach a breakthrough for the Thousand Buddha Palm Imprint
Qing Shui shouted abruptly and quickly used the Thousand Buddha Palm
Imprint on his exhausted arms. Then he rushed toward the wave with the
Big Dipper Sword on one hand. He could feel his power increasing
tremendously at a swift rate, which had also shocked Qing Shui for a bit.
Qing Shui didn’t think that the Thousand Buddha Palm Imprint this time
would be articulated this fast. He tried to attempt the technique one
more time in one breath, subsequently releasing an overwhelming power and
aura from his body.
A tremendous sword Qi that was greater than the previous ones suddenly
appeared and flashed through the wave, bursting the towering waters as
the wave dispersed. Qing Shui could feel that he had lost a great amount
of power in an instant but surprisingly, he felt quite relaxed and at
ease. It was as if he felt satisfied from drinking a cup of refreshing
water after not having one in ten years.
The sense of contentment was indescribable. With the split-second
combination of exhausted Fifth Wave and the Thousand Buddha Palm Imprint
that had reached a bottleneck, he had finally achieved a breakthrough,
just like that. The raging waves of the sea may have contributed to the
breakthrough as well.
For a breakthrough to occur, the power must be prioritized, which would
then be followed by opportunity and experience. The stronger the barrier
and the bottleneck of the technique, the greater opportunity one would
require to achieve a breakthrough. Everything has a connection –
sometimes one small step or action could lead to a higher possibility of
breakthrough. Sometimes, one would never be able to achieve a
breakthrough in their lifetime regardless of their effort or experience.
Qing Shui was shuttled back to the starting point by the wave, making it
seem like everything was a dream. However, he knew the breakthrough did
happen but to prove his point, he decided he would use the Sword of Fifth
Wave once again.
Qing Shui was able to release his sword with ease, demonstrating a power
that was obviously stronger than the Fifth Wave. One difference in level
between the Wave Essence could bring about a radical change to the
situation. If his power were to increase, the Wave Essence would follow
Break break break!
As expected, he had obtained the Sword of Sixth Wave. With the
devastating power of the Wave Essence, he felt as if he could destroy a
mountain effortlessly. Moreover, whenever he needed to use the Sword of
Fifth Wave, it would take some time before it could be released. Qing
Shui was pleased to know that the preparation time had been shortened for
the Sixth Wave. This was more or less the same time needed for the Fourth
Wave or perhaps even shorter than the Fourth Wave itself.
Qing Shui was extremely satisfied with the Sixth Wave, knowing that he
had acquired a powerful killing move to be used for future battles.This
overbearing Wave Essence was no joke, it could instantly wipe out an
opponent of similar strength in an instant.
Sixth Wave, one wave after another…….
After that, Qing Shui began to demonstrate one round of Thousand Buddha
Palm Imprint. As he had expected, he had finally reached the 400th palm
After staying in the waters for a while, he decided to return to the
beach using the Nine Continent Steps. He flew up to the air and flashed
forward a hundred thousand li in an instant.
When the time was right, Qing Shui brought the Fire Bird and went
straight into the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. It was already
midnight when he finally came out from the realm. Without hesitation, he
quickly flew toward the north to meet up with Cang Wuya and the others.
Dawn was looming as Qing Shui landed on the beach where the seniors were
staying. Even though it was still practically night time, a lot of people
had already gone out to the sea. It was a common occurrence as they
preferred to go out when the sky was still dark. There were men and women
on the beach too. As for what they were doing, it was already quite
obvious from the sounds they were making on the quiet beach…….
The tent was still in good shape when he arrived. He activated his
Spiritual Sense to check on the elders. After knowing they were safe and
sound, he decided to lay on the beach so that he wouldn’t disturb their
sleep. The sounds of the waves crashing to the shore were calming to his
ears. When he thought about leaving here after the sun had come up, he
was eager and anxious. If he could, he would go back to the Greencloud
Continent straightaway at the fastest speed possible.
After Qing Shui had finished practicing his morning Taichi Fist, Cang
Wuya and the elders walked out from the tent. When they saw Qing Shui in
front of them, they were visibly shocked. Cang Wuya asked in surprise:
“When did you come back?”
“Not too long ago.” Qing Shui chuckled.
“How did it go?” asked Cang Wuya with concerned eyes.
“Hmm, not bad.” Qing Shui had essentially affirmed that he was
successful with his breakthrough, albeit indirectly.
“When are we going back?” asked Cang Wuya.
Before the time to drink a tea was up, all of them had already hopped
onto Fire Bird and made their way to the Southern Sea Country. Cang Wuya
saw the anxiety on Qing Shui’s expression but stopped himself from
asking about it. He had finished what he came to do and now it was time
to go home.
It would still require a bit more time to go home even though they were
traveling at the fastest speed possible. No wonder a lot of people found
that going on a journey like this would be difficult, particularly those
who already had a powerful flying beast in their possession – they knew
it all too well about travelling to far places that would take months to
In the blink of an eye, two months had passed. Qing Shui and the elders
were on their way back to the Greencloud Continent. A month ago, they had
gone back to the Southern Sea City from the Southern Sea to say their
brief farewells to Old Man Wuma, Old Man Tantai, Old Man Ye and Ye Guyan
before departing for home.
Qing Shui could see a confused expression through Ye Guyan’s eyes when
he came back to say his farewells. He couldn’t quite understand why
such a strong beauty like her would reveal the emotions of sadness and
vulnerability to him. He didn’t know the answer and he didn’t want to
find out why either.
After they had departed from the Southern Sea City toward the border of
the Southern Viewing Continent, Qing Shui questioned himself on when he
would be back again. Then he recalled the conversation he had with Ye
Guyan before he was about to leave the Southern Sea City.
“Qing Shui, will you come back to the Southern Sea City again?”
“Mm, if I go to the Greencloud Continent one day, can I look for you?”
Qing Shui was surprised by her question but gave her a smile and said:
“Of course you can.”
“Okay. Take care on your journey. Have a safe trip.” Ye Guyan smiled
as she waved goodbye to Qing Shui.
Qing Shui was still puzzled over their conversation. He had become good
friends with the members of the Ye Clan, so if she were to come to the
Greencloud Continent, she would have to look for him. After all, the only
friend she knew in the Greencloud Continent was none other than himself.
Initially, he thought he had exaggerated his understanding of the
conversation. He had no problem turning away from everything that had
happened in the Southern Sea City and of course, he wouldn’t allow
himself to grow attached to the city once he had decided to go back to
the Qing Residence.
If Ye Guyan were to come to the Greencloud Continent, he wouldn’t turn
his head away from her. However, the chances of actually sleeping with
her would be essentially next to zero.
When they had passed through the Wolf Fang Country, Qing Shui had an
inclination to visit the Divine Wolf Shrine once more but ultimately
decided against it. The Fire Bird let out a high-pitched cry and
continued toward the direction of the Greencloud Continent.
The following journey past the Wolf Fang Country was filled with the
scenery of nature.
Beyond the Southern Viewing Continent was a vast area of wilderness. When
he saw the landscape of vast greenery, he felt a sense of nostalgia for
his family, because he would soon be at home after they had passed the
He was eager to go back home!
Qing Shui laughed at himself. Whether he was poking fun at himself for
being an awful man or something else entirely, no one would know.
20 days had passed and they had finally entered the interior area of the
wilderness. Qing Shui heightened his alertness and scanned the
surroundings carefully. He could take an immediate and effective
precaution if anything should happen all of the sudden.