Ancient Strengthening Technique - chapter-817
different than the ones from before. He was very happy about it because
he knew that the Heavenly Talismans had already broken through to Grade
Five. He immediately slapped the Godly Force Talisman against his body.
50% increase in physical strength!
Qing Shui smiled happily at this result. In addition to his Nature Energy
and the State of Immovable as Mountains that had broken through not too
long ago, his strength could be said to have significantly increased
The Divine Shield Talisman’s effects had also been increased by 10%.
Qing Shui wasn’t too sure about the Body Securing Talisman, but he
could feel that the talisman’s power had increased by a similar amount.
The rank of opponents the talisman could secure had increased, along with
the probability of securing the target.
The Binding Talisman had also been enhanced.
Qing Shui was especially happy about the Descending Heavens Talisman.
After he was done drawing one, he slapped it against his body without
waiting any moment longer. He was happy to discover that the talisman
could decrease his opponent’s strength by an additional 5 percent.
Due to the level up of the ‘Realm of Drawing’, Qing Shui’s Heavenly
Talismans that were previously at Grade Four had now risen to Grade Five.
Seeing that he had learned a few types of Heavenly Talismans, he decided
to learn another one again.
Qing Shui could finally draw the Heavenly Talisman that he had always
wanted to draw – the Poison Talisman.
He had been eyeing this type of Heaven Talisman for a long time. He had
attempted to draw it a few times before, but he had stopped after failing
every time. This time, he had the feeling that he would be able to draw
This Poison Talisman’s actual name was the Heart Toxin Talisman. As its
name suggested, the Heart Toxin Talisman could poison the target’s
heart, but it wasn’t actually fatal. Instead, this type of poison
mainly confused the heart and thoughts of the target. It would lower the
target’s killing intentions and make him felt unsettled, thus losing
the desire to continue fighting.
The Heart Toxin Talisman wasn’t poisonous, but it was a type of attack
on the mind. A person with lower mental abilities could immediately turn
The powerful thing about the Heart Toxin Talisman was that the effects
were cumulative. Just one talisman wouldn’t have too large an effect,
but the effect lasted two hours and could be accumulated. There was about
a seven minute waiting time between each talisman usage.
This cumulative effect that could immediately attack the heart of an
opponent was what Qing Shui was after. Since Qing Shui had powerful
spirit energy, this Heart Toxin Talisman would definitely play a
significant role against future powerful opponents.
He stared at the Heart Toxin Talisman in the [Poison Scriptures] and
earnestly studied the diagram that was depicted on it. His blood raced
every time he looked at it.
That was because there was an image of a beautiful lady. The lady on the
Heart Toxin Talisman was dressed in a thin dress of black gauze. Her
hands, delicate neck, and exposed face exposed were translucent and
The way her plump and soft breasts lifted her gauze dress was
tantalizing. In addition to her devastatingly beautiful face, the lady in
the painting also had a pair of beautiful and onyx-like eyes that could
drive men crazy. Her straight and delicate nose was irresistibly elegant
and she had a pair of thin pink lips. The expression on her face was a
little shy, but also had a trace of subtle invitation. Her reluctant yet
bare temptation was deadly and could challenge the limit of any man.
This was a lady that could bring calamity to the kingdom. She had a
devastatingly beautiful face which exuded an aura that could trigger
one’s explosive impulse.
The Heart Toxin Talisman’s best tactics lay in its psychological
offense. Its effect was doubled on anyone without a stone-like heart and
its effect would multiply by many-fold on a lecherous person. It created
a hallucination in the opponent’s brain and its impact was directly
related to the spirit energy and the drawing techniques of the person who
drew the talisman.
This was also the reason Qing Shui had chosen to draw the Heart Toxin
Talisman. He admitted that his heart still wasn’t completely
stone-like, although he wasn’t too far from that level. Even so, this
Heart Toxin Talisman had still managed to make him absent minded and
there were definitely not many who were stone-hearted.
Lecherous men could be found anywhere. The more powerful a person was,
the lonelier and more affected by female charm he tended to be. Appetite
and lust were only natural. It was really rare to find someone who could
truly live without any lust or desire.
He also wondered if this type of Heavenly Talisman would have any effects
on women, or how a person would be after being hit by this Heavenly
Talisman. After thinking for a moment, Qing Shui decided to draw one so
that he could try it on himself. That way, he’d be able to clear all
Since he was learning a new Heavenly Talisman, there was no way he’d be
able to instantly draw a Grade Five talisman. Then again, his realm of
drawing had already reached the level of drawing bones. This meant that
if he drew again now, he’d be able to get double the results with half
Perhaps because it was his first time drawing a woman, Qing Shui felt
that the lady on this Heart Toxin Talisman was not at all inferior to the
ladies on the Portraits of Beauty.
The origin of the [Poison Scriptures] was unknown, but the drawing skills
in it were equal to those of the Art Maestro, judging solely from the
lady on the Heart Toxin Talisman.
He calmed himself and exhaled before he started to draw the Heart Toxin
Qing Shui was stunned after he started painting this time. Perhaps it was
because he had always been sighing at the impressive sight of the
Portraits of Beauty that beautiful painting had become something divine
in his heart. He had also never tried to paint before but now he
discovered that he was actually able to paint the talisman with ease. Not
only that, he was able to imitate it perfectly. Although he still
couldn’t compare the lady on the Heart Toxin Talisman to the ladies on
the Portraits of Beauty, he would have been deemed way superior to those
so-called famous painters in his previous world.
What made Qing Shui happy was that he actually succeeded in his third
attempt. He didn’t expect himself to be able to draw this well. This
must be the result of the ‘level of drawing bones’. He would be able
to earn a lot of money if he were to paint portraits for others now…
Qing Shui had reached the level of drawing bones. This definitely made
him the finest painter in the World of the Nine Continents because he had
never heard of anyone attaining the ‘level of drawing souls’.
A painter that reached that realm would be able to draw out souls. Legend
said that the things painted by someone at that level would be alive for
a short period of time and only vanish when its divine energy had been
However, this was only a legend. No one was able to find out more about
Qing Shui was also only at the beginning of the level of drawing bones
right now. He still had a very long way to go before even thinking about
reaching such a level of drawing. He had come all the way from the level
of introduction to his present level. In painting, this could very well
be considered as reaching the pinnacle of drawing, as the higher level of
drawing souls was merely a legend.
He had succeeded. Qing Shui happily put down his Golden Calligraphy Brush
and felt a little reluctant to use the Heart Toxin Talisman that he was
holding. After scrutinizing it for a moment again, he stretched his hands
out and activated his divine energy before slapping the talisman against
He felt a slight pain in his heart!
Although everything before his eyes still remained very clear, a person
had emerged in his mind. It was a woman and Qing Shui was shocked to
recognize her as that Elder Yun from the Feng Clan. The beautiful eyes on
that face that could be considered remarkably beautiful were wise and
farsighted. She had a slender but shapely figure that exuded a graceful
“Qing Shui, long time no see. Do you still remember me?” said a voice
that sounded as if it had been through the vicissitudes of life yet had
remained extremely elegant.
Qing Shui was flabbergasted for a moment before remembering that this was
a hallucination. But he felt slightly uncomfortable when he was reminded
of this woman. His state of mind had been influenced earlier.
He knew that if he had been in a battle, even such a tiny influence could
have perhaps been fatal.
This was the effect of the Heart Toxin Talisman… it psychologically
attacked a person, and shocked the opponent by causing him to see some
unsettling and shocking scenes……
Qing Shui continued drawing the talisman. The Heart Toxin Talisman was
formed in Qing Shui’s hands in just a very short amount of time. He
didn’t stop though and decided to continue drawing.
He only stopped after he felt tired. After resting for a moment, he took
out another Heart Toxin Talisman. This thing’s effect could be
accumulated and could be used twice on a target within fifteen minutes.
This time Qing Shui saw a woman once again. He unconsciously felt
extremely uncomfortable. Regardless of everything, he was once again
perturbed. Perhaps it was because he wasn’t confronting any actual
enemies that his subconsciousness was a little weak.
That lady who possessed a Nine Yin Body. The most beautiful lady from the
Qing Shui didn’t continue his experiments. There were seven damages in
life – food damage, anxiety damage, drink damage, sexual intemperance
damage, hunger damage, taxation damage as well as channel-network and
[TL Note: ‘channel-network’ refers to acupuncture channels while
‘construction-defense’ refers to the mechanisms that build and repair
the body and immune system.)
What Qing Shui was feeling right now was anxiety damage. He didn’t
really know what exactly he was feeling anxious about. Perhaps he felt
like he owed her something. For him, anxiety damage was the hardest
damage to heal among the seven damages because he knew how to heal the
other six damages.
The seven damages were still alright, but Qing Shui felt that this
talisman had already exceeded the seven damages, reaching the seven
sufferings level. The seven forms of sufferings were birth, aging,
sickness, death, the suffering of having to meet with hated enemies, the
suffering of having to part from loved ones and the suffering of being
unable to obtain what one desires.
The seven sufferings in life were the most cruel. Qing Shui had a hunch
that the Heart Toxin Talisman would definitely make the target feel the
seven sufferings in the future!
Before Qing Shui realized it, it was already about time to exit from the
Realm of Violet Jade Immortal. But he was very happy. He had gotten a big
harvest from returning to the Qing Village. He was happy as long as there
were steady improvements. He was no longer obsessed with breakthroughs,
knowing that some things couldn’t be forced.
It was already after midnight when he came out. He found himself in the
wilderness. Although the sky above him was filled with stars, it was dark
around him. It was already spring right now, yet it was still a little
cold, especially at night.
Even though cultivators had a robust body, it didn’t mean that they had
no feelings. They could withstand high or low temperatures, but they were
still sensitive towards extreme temperatures.
He looked at the sky. The sun was about to break soon, so he decided to
forget about resting. He then slowly walked towards the place which was a
little further up ahead.