AST 1687 - Dragonwolf Imprint, Breaking Cauldrons Sinking Boats
A thick, blood-colored vine shot forwards, emitting its powerful devouring Qi.
Currently, the Five Elements Divine Refining Technique was Qing Shui’s strongest attack after the Paragon Strike. Also, the energy consumption was very little because he had just received a large boost to his spiritual energy. This made the sensation he had before, of his attacks not being sufficient enough, completely disappear.
A demonic vine plus the golden armor from earlier made Qing Shui’s confidence soar.
Roaming Dragon Steps, Paragon Water Flight!
Qing Shui was like a fish in water as he rushed towards the third palace master. Although he wasn’t able to fully gauge the strength of his opponent, this short battle gave Qing Shui a rough estimation. He now had confidence that he would be able to defeat this opponent.
Just given his terrifying body strength, Qing Shui’s attacks were like a windstorm, blasting towards his opponent. The Five Elements Divine Refining Technique plus the Nine Stances of the Ancient Divinity Battle Technique both exploded forth with his all-out power.
Right now, the third palace master was suffering unspeakably. Now, even if he could speak, he wouldn’t choose to do so, because he was already almost unable to cope with Qing Shui’s attacks.
He never would have expected the strength of this young man to be so crazy. In fact, he was actually very unlucky. He didn’t think Qing Shui’s strength would increase this fast. There was no need to doubt the benefits the ninth level of the Violet Jade Immortal Realm had given Qing Shui. The increase in spiritual strength had also caused his attack power to increase several times and boosted his defence tremendously.
It was very rare for Qing Shui to feel so comfortable fighting a tough opponent. He had enough endurance and wasn’t worried about the energy consumption. Hence, he went all out without holding anything back; he wasn’t worried about not having enough strength to continue fighting later.
Right now, the third palace master could only defend. Right from the start, the two of them had exchanged over a thousand moves. When experts fought, over ten moves could be done in an instant.
In fact, the third palace master was waiting for Qing Shui’s strength to wane before he counterattacked. Naturally, he wouldn’t miss some of the opportunities that he saw. Being on the defense required lesser energy compared to being on the attack. However, being completely defensive was dangerous, as one would be in a passive state. Also, one would never be able to win unless one attacked. Nobody knew if his defense would be broken by the next attack or not.
Qing Shui’s moves were actually all very simple. However, he was fast, insanely fast. What made Qing Shui happy was that his strength and spiritual energy seemed to have fused into one. The Nine Stances and Five Elements Divine Refining Technique also seemed to be merging right now.
This kind of fusion was a fusion of strength and spiritual energy. Qing Shui discovered that the power of the Nine Stances increased exponentially compared to the past. If not, he wouldn’t be able to suppress this third palace master.
On the martial path, the fusion of spiritual energy and strength was an important sign. At the pinnacle of power, the path which was taken to get there didn’t matter. Everything flowed back to the same source. The fusion of spiritual energy and strength was a sign of a divine-level cultivator.
True divinities could overturn the sky and earth with a wave of their hands, toppling mountains and oceans. The power they used wasn’t pure strength, nor was it pure spiritual energy. In fact, it was a complete fusion of both that granted them their abilities.
Qing Shui’s transformation was exceedingly clear to the third palace master. Right now, he was truly frightened. This young man was simply too much of a genius. One must know that only true divinities had achieved such a fusion. In all the years he lived and all the years he had yet to live, he didn’t have the confidence to achieve such a feat. Right now, the power of the Golden Battle Halberd also continued to increase unceasingly.
Nine Stances of the Ancient Divine Battle Technique!
Right now, his Nine Stances could be said to have reached perfection. Qing Shui also didn’t know how much he had practiced and used this. He only remembered three words: Practice makes perfect.
When one gets increasingly familiar with something, he would be able to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. It was just like how Qing Shui had practiced the Basic Sword Techniques in the past,to the extent they could unleash the same level of power as legendary techniques.
The Nine Stances of the Ancient Divine Battle Technique was originally a divine technique. When one reached the level of perfection, the power unleashed would naturally be even more terrifying. Now, the change in spiritual energy also caused his body strength to increase unceasingly.
The third palace master fought valiantly. He discovered that his opponent was gaining ground the more they fought, as though the word ‘fatigue’ wasn’t in Qing Shui’s dictionary. In addition, Qing Shui seemed to grow stronger and stronger, while he felt increasingly helpless.
He knew that such a situation occurred because of one’s state of heart. Because Qing Shui grew more powerful, the third palace master’s battle intent actually diminished. If one’s battle intent waned to zero, they would be completely finished. But when encountering an unexpected situation that was turning out to be disastrous, one couldn’t help but to lose heart.
One Flow, Thousand Miles!
The helplessness in his heart would soon grow into a towering tree of despair once it germinated. The third palace master knew he couldn’t afford to have this to happen. If he failed to control the situation, he might lose his life.
He gathered himself and steadied his mind. No matter what, he had to give his all for the sake of survival.
Everything happened within an instant.
A fearsome demonic beast suddenly appeared, manifested by the third palace master. This demonic beast had the head of a dragon and the body of a wolf. The tyrannical might it exuded was as cold as the aura of a sharp sword, causing one’s hair to stand on end.
Fast! Powerful! Sharp!
Qing Shui’s spiritual sense was exceedingly sharp. A clear feeling appeared in his mind; this kind of feeling felt very mystical, but he couldn’t be completely sure.
Indeed, when he parried this blow, he could feel this attack by the third palace master was much stronger and faster compared to earlier. In addition, there was a sinister and cold aura within his attack.
The weapon of the third palace master gleamed with a black luster and stabbed out towards Qing Shui in a spiralling manner.
Dragon Piercing Spin!
Nine Continents Mountain!
Qing Shui felt extremely uncomfortable under the pressure of that attack,and he directly summoned out the Nine Continents Mountain for defense.
Slashing Heaven Strike!
Qing Shui’s Golden Battle Halberd shone with a resplendent golden luster. This was the combination of the Nine Stances of the Ancient Divine Battle technique and the Golden Sword. The Nine Continents Mountain had already been knocked away and Qing Shui could only go all out in a head-on clash.
Qing Shui gathered his spirit; he didn’t dare be careless. Every battle was a valuable experience, and this was especially so when fighting against such a strong opponent.
What Qing Shui didn’t expect was that this strike actually broke the dragon’s thorn of his opponent. Qing Shui was stunned and so was the third palace master. One must know that the dragon thorn wasn’t any ordinary weapon. It wouldn’t shatter so easily.
Qing Shui contemplated a while and guessed that it should have something to do with strength. Also, it must have something to do with the level of the Nine Stances of the Ancient Divine Battle Technique. Earlier, Qing Shui felt that he had made a breakthrough in the Nine Stances.
At the moment Qing Shui started, the third palace master had already recovered from his surprise. A crazed look appeared in his eyes and the remaining half of the dragon’s thorn stabbed towards Qing Shui’s throat.
Breaking Cauldrons Sinking Boats!
When Qing Shui recovered from his moment of shock, he only saw the thorn getting closer and closer to his throat. Before this, he had already used the Paragon Golden Armor. Even for someone like him, Qing Shui couldn’t help but tense up at this dire moment.