AST 1534 - Unstoppable Might
Qing Shui stood still as he watched the elder opposite him tremble and shake, which was an expected effect after he demonstrated his Golden Earth Primordial Dragon Explosion. The elder stared at Qing Shui, who was unscathed, in utter disbelief.
Qing Shui made his move, thrusting the Golden Battle Halberd in his hands right at the elder.
Killed on the spot!
Qing Shui would be merciless to those who intended to kill him; he had not a shred of goodwill towards the Gu Clan.
The entire scene was completely silent. Qing Shui had already taken four lives in this battle, the Gu Clan recognized that this young man was hard to deal with - even the Golden Earth Old Demon died in his hands.
It was quiet over at the side of the Qin King Manor, but everyone was happy. Qing Shui gave them a huge surprise. He now represented the Qin King Manor and most importantly, he could be considered its future.
Qin Qing's status in the Qin King Manor grew even more. The elders of the clan could tell Qin Qing had talent, even more so since she obtained the Battle Goddess' Inheritance. She was likely going to be the pillar of the Qin King Manor in the future.
Although women had a lower status than men in this world, strong women would still be recognized. Qin Qing could inherit the Qin King Manor in the future, it was not just limited to the sons of the clan.
Warriors were in the constant pursuit of power; they wanted the legacy of their clans to endure. So regardless of sons or daughters, all that is required is to bring fame and prosperity to the clan. Therefore, there was an 80% chance of Qin Qing taking over the Qin King Manor.
The death of the Golden Earth Old Demon caused the Gu Clan to be mired in temporary misery. Qing Shui had single-handedly defeated eleven members of the Gu Clan in the arena, moreover, the last one was even the Old Demon.
So far, nobody had gone up and Qing Shui stood in mid-air looking in the direction of the Gu Clan, eyes filled with disdain. However, despite his countenance, he reminded himself not to be careless.
"What a strong kid, let me play with you for a bit!" An old voice that was filled with laughter could be heard.
Qing Shui sized up the old man. He definitely looked old but he was big and burly with an indomitable spirit that masked his dotage.
"This old man is also strong, but what I don't understand is why the Gu Clan is behaving this way. How does this old man feel about the Gu Clan?" Qing Shui smiled. Since the old man seemed to be easy-going, there was no need for him to show his displeasure. However, inwardly there was still a strong sense of precaution.
"I'm Gu Ruohai, I have not been involved in clan matters for a long time. Even with regard to this matter, I do not know who is right or who is wrong, but as a member of the Gu Clan, it should be expected for me to step up!"
The old man tried to play the emotional card - anyone in his place would also do the same, perhaps even going further. To help your family while ignoring reason summed it up; even if your own family member were to make a mistake, it could always be forgiven. But one can never accept being bullied by strangers, which was why regardless of who was right or wrong, Gu Ruohai had to help his clan save some face.
Qing Shui nodded understandingly: "Since it has come to this, let's have a duel to the end and everyone should pay for their own mistakes."
"How about this, we will fight one round today. Win or lose, that will conclude things?" Gu Ruohai smiled and said to Qing Shui.
Upon hearing it, Qing Shui lost his poise for a moment. The opponent was a cunning old fox, and it would be really tough from here on. Gu Ruohai's intention was spot on - if he won, the matter would be settled and the Gu Clan would have saved some face but if he lost, the Gu Clan would also not need to battle any further.
However, it was the Gu Clan who delivered the Challenge Letter, so the Qin King Manor would certainly not be pushed around. Qing Shui felt that even if the Gu Clan were to give up, the Qin King Manor would not let them go this easily.
"I cannot make the decision. Don't you think that letting the Gu Clan seize all the advantages and do whatever they want, is way too easy for you guys?" Qing Shui laughed.
Gu Ruohai was a big shot in the Gu Clan; even the Clan Master had to be respectful towards him. Being perched up high often made it easy for one to develop a habit of feeling mighty.
Gradually, Gu Ruohai started to look more aggressive. Qing Shui detested this sort of behavior - stomping over someone as and when you like but if you can't, then let's make peace instead. With one person seizing all the advantages, wasn’t this extremely cheap?
"Let's begin! Maybe if you beat me then you'll get a chance, otherwise, don't bother raising it anymore." Qing Shui laughed.
Gu Ruohai nodded and laughed, taking out a glistening Diamond Axe which was a foot and a half and much larger than Qing Shui's Golden Battle Halberd.
Art of Pursuing!
Gu Ruohai was startled and like an arrow leaving a bow, shot his body towards Qing Shui only for the latter to dodge it. With the old man, he will not fight fire with fire even though he wasn't afraid of it. After all, he had terrifying battle prowess as well, except that in this case it would not harm the opponent much.
Qing Shui summoned his Dragon Slaying Beast, Hell Nightmare Beast and Thunderous Beast!
His Hell Nightmare Beast immediately blocked Gu Ruohai, while the Dragon Slaying Beast attacked from the side. For the old man, losing 40% of his speed made him gather his concentration in order to defend against the Dragon Slaying Beast.
When Qing Shui summoned his beasts, the people below exclaimed in shock.
"This young man's beasts look really good, is he a beast tamer?"
"Having three beasts doesn't necessarily mean he's a beast tamer, and neither is there a link between a good looking beast and its prowess."
"Golden Earth Old Demon had already been defeated, I'm not sure if Gu Ruohai will be able to defeat this young man."
"I have a feeling that Gu Ruohai is unable to. Where did this young man come from, he's too tyrannical. I now believe that he is surely Fairy Qing's man."
The Thunderbolts from the Thunderous Beast rained continuously on Gu Ruohai, while Qing Shui could influence the battle from all over. No matter who Gu Ruohai was, in a moment he would discover the might of the Thunderous Beast. Now it might seem like the attacks are insufficient, but with time he will definitely become as slow as a snail.
Qing Shui had been constantly observing. He was worried that Gu Ruohai might suddenly attack his Thunderous Beast.
Since that might be the case, why not attack first to gain the upper hand.
Qing Shui threw it towards Gu Ruohai and activated Seal of Xuantian!
Violet Lightning Strike!
Violet Lightning Strike!
Violet Lightning Strike!
The Thunderous Beast suddenly activated the Violet Lightning Strike and in the same moment flashed across like a shooting star.
Gu Ruohai's countenance changed immediately, but managed to move his body three meters anyway. Nevertheless, one of his arms was still ripped off by the Dragon Slaying Beast. Gu Ruohai did not make a sound and dropped his enormous Diamond Axe.
Gu Ruohai's entire body was drenched in sweat. If not for his passive Sure Kill Heavenly Technique that was able to minimize the danger, he would have been a dead man for sure.
He couldn't imagine that despite the Sure Kill Heavenly Technique, he still lost one of his arms.
Blood flowed relentlessly, but he casually used two fingers to stab his acupoints and seal the blood flow. However, in this moment the Dragon Slaying Beast pounced towards him once again.
The old man swept towards the Dragon Slaying Beast as fast as lightning.
He hated the Dragon Slaying Beast to the bones, wanting to crush it with a stomp; the Thunderous Beast too. If not for it, he wouldn't be in such a piteous state - losing one arm and 30% of his battle power.
The 40% reduction in speed, almost losing half your speed... After all, losing an arm would reduce one's ability to exert speed, and with that, the battle prowess lowered drastically.
The Dragon Slaying Beast was swept away but the Hell Nightmare Beast blocked Gu Ruohai. At this moment, Gu Ruohai's eyes were bloodshot, just like a ferocious primitive beast.
Qing Shui shook his head at the old man, summoned his Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant. He felt the need to end this battle and teach the Gu Clan a lesson.
Vajra Subdues Demons!
Diamond Sword Qi!
Mighty Dragon Elephant Stomp!
Ferocious Dragon Elephant Attack!
This all happened in a flash, as smooth as flowing water. It was followed by a monstrous roar as the huge Golden-Scaled Dragon Elephant streaked towards Gu Ruohai like a golden rainbow and swallowed him whole.
With the current strength of the Golden-Scaled Dragon Elephant, Gu Ruohai losing half his speed and strength made it extremely easy for him to be instkilled.
The crowd fell silent!
Only Qing Shui and his four beasts remained in the air while everyone was shocked; even the people from the Qin King Manor too. Not once did anybody think that while it was the Qin King Manor that received the Challenge Letter from the Gu Clan, it would be Qing Shui who beat them all....
"Just how many beasts does he have, the flying dragon is so powerful!"
"He should be a beast tamer. All of his beasts have their own power and if they cooperate, he is probably invincible when fighting against people of his level."
"The Gu Clan are probably vomiting blood. Such a huge clan has been utterly defeated by a young man and they have nowhere to bury their faces."
"If the Gu Clan doesn't stop, their losses will be even bigger."
"The Gu Clan should still have strong warriors, but it is not clear if they will go to the arena. This young man has gotten the attention of many; if you don't care about what others say there should be no further problem. If I were the Gu Clan I would shake hands." A seemingly sagacious old man said warmly.
"I feel that they should at least fight one more battle. Since things have reached this stage, going all out isn't a bad idea after all."
There was nary a change to Qin Qing's countenance, but the people from Qin King Manor looked towards Qing Shui thoughtfully. The Big Miss of the Qin Clan certainly had an outstanding foresight, finally finding a peerless man after such a long time.
As Qin Qing heaved a sigh of relief, she felt that Qing Shui should be able to protect himself without a problem. Hopefully, the Gu Clan will not send out those old ancestors as the outcome would then be unclear.
It was not unexpected for Qing Shui. As long as those extremely powerful Peak False God warriors did not appear, he was not in any danger. But he also remained vigilant as the gulf separating him from the realm of Peak False God could be very large.
Qing Shui felt that the Gu Clan would send one more person; he was waiting. This matter had already reached an irretrievable stage, yet logic dictated they should withdraw.
Suddenly Qing Shui was taken aback as he felt a ripple in his spiritual sense. He realised that an old man as thin as a matchstick and shaped like a ghost was standing not very far from him.
Qing Shui couldn't really make out the old man's features as the snow-white hair, which reached his ankles, covered his face. His loose garments also made it seem as if they were draped on a skeleton.