AST 1704 - 8,000 Dao Forces
The elderly told Qing Shui that in order to consume the Extreme Yang Righteous Pill, he would need a medicine with strong spiritual Qi to act as an initiator. This would make it easier for it to be absorbed. Another thing was that the time needed to refine the medicinal properties would also be slightly longer. It'd be best to find a quiet place and get someone else to be on guard.
The old man had wanted to help and guard Qing Shui. However, upon knowing that the time taken would be very long, he thanked and rejected the old man's kind intentions. He told the old man that he had his own methods. Qing Hanye also said that if he needed someone to help stand guard, she could help him as well.
Qing Shui had the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, and there was nothing that was more suitable than it. Moreover, he had the best item with spiritual Qi to be the medicinal initiator.
Spring of Life!
Qing Shui slowly calmed his mind down in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. During this period of time, he had gotten a little stronger. Although it didn't seem to be much, it was quite significant to Qing Shui. His physical strength had increased from 80,000 Suns to 100,000 Suns.
This increment wouldn't be considered much for other Divinities, but Qing Shui had many martial techniques. Therefore, this increment was considered to be magnificent. Most important, the increment had come in recent times and prior to that, he hadn't made any progress for very long.
The time Qing Shui had in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal removed all of his concerns. He was also able to calm down easily when there was no one who could come and disturb him. At the thought of the Watermoon Cavern, Qing Shui would become agitated.
He wasn't a person who would admit his loss easily. Not only would a man have to be upright and hold his head high, he must also have his own stand and beliefs. He had his share of reverse scales that mustn't be touched and he wouldn't back off even if it was at the expense of his life.
Right now, Qing Hanye could be considered Qing Shui's woman. It wasn't as if a woman would belong to someone if she had given her body to them. If that was the case, those women who worked in brothels would belong to many people.
Qing Shui took out a cup of Spring of Life and then opened the small rustic box slowly. Without any hesitation, he swallowed it together with the golden Qi. He then finally drank the Spring of Life.
Sitting down cross-legged, Qing Shui faced the Eastern direction.
Very soon, the golden Qi surrounded Qing Shui. It was very faint but appeared to be very sacred, making him just like a golden Buddha statue.
Right now, Qing Shui's body was going through tremendous changes. An extremely violent power that held the strength to destroy everything entered his body. It seemed like the power was creating new meridian channels in his body, and felt as if sharp swords had brushed by or rockets had flown through.
This was an extremely painful experience but it was something that Qing Shui could put up with. No matter how damaging the physical pain was, it would eventually be over. It was unlike mental anguish, which was something which would not be removed.
If Qing Shui was given a choice, he would rather choose physical pain.
He thought of Qing Hanye and wondered how she had felt when she took the Extreme Yin Righteous Pill. Did she feel the same amount of pain back then? However, the great pain that he felt already forced him to stop these thoughts.
The seven-colored pellet in his Dantian spun rapidly and a gush of Nature Energy continued to soar. Even the shiny paragon vessel was exuding a brilliant golden light.
Qing Shui's eyes opened abruptly as the golden light on his body grew increasingly brighter. A circle of aura that could be seen by the naked eye brushed past and those artificial mountains and rocks instantly turned into dust.
Thankfully, he was in a vacant piece of land in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. If he was around the medicinal herbs, he would have incurred huge losses.
A sound that sounded like bones shattering rang out.
This was actually the sounds of broken bones. That terrifying power had broken two of Qing Shui's rib bones and made him frown. This power was indeed terrifying. So terrifying that he felt that it was a little hard to bear.
Opportunities and risks co-existed. Furthermore, such a sacred heavenly and earthly treasure could only be used by people who were worthy of them. When consuming items like these, there would be a certain amount of risks involved. One might even lose their life just like that if they weren't careful.
Right now, Qing Shui had the Nine Yang Golden Body, but he hadn't successfully mastered the Nine Yang Dragon Soul. Despite so, his confinement skill was still very powerful, to the extent that they could be described as being extraordinary. Even with that, his bones were still broke from the impact. If it was someone else, this dominating power would have definitely turned them into meat paste very easily, or cause them to disappear completely.
The Dantian's seven-colored pellet continued to spin increasingly faster. The glow it exuded also grew intense by the minute.
A deep and stifled sound rang out and Qing Shui used his Inner Sight to check out the seven-colored pellet in his Dantian. It hadn't become bigger, but instead, shrunk to become like a bead the size of a date. The seven-colored glow was extremely brilliant and there was an indescribable substantial feeling to it. It was as if it was the most treasured pearl in the world.
Qing Shui could clearly sense that the power it exuded was getting more and more intense. At almost the same time, the paragon vessel in his Dantian underwent some minor and strange changes. Only Qing Shui knew about this feeling. The paragon vessel's appearance became clearer, just like how a feeble young man had now gained muscles and looked much stronger.
Of course, this was just an analogy, a feeling.
The power in his body had reached a pinnacle and was starting to slowly come down. It had dashed through three nameless meridian channels, causing Qing Shui's abilities to become a lot stronger.
A human body had countless meridian channels. What currently known to humans was only a small portion of it. The entire system could be described as a vast sea. As people said, the human body was like a small universe and this analogy wasn't exaggerating.
By the time everything calmed down, nine days had already passed. This didn’t seem like a long time, but nine was considered an extreme end in numbers and to a certain degree, it was considered to be the greatest, even when compared to taking several tens of days.
There was an indescribable mystical sense to it, and was also a rule in this world.
Although Qing Shui's bones had broken, his strong recuperative abilities had healed them. It was only that he noticed he was now covered in tainted blood and something that looked like gray fatty substance. The stench was piercing and unbearable.
He took off his clothes and with a wave of his hand, destroyed them. They had completely disappeared in the air. After washing up and changing his clothes did Qing Shui then have the time to sense his current body's condition.
Sensing his physical strength made Qing Shui felt a lot happier. His physical strength had now reached 150,000 Suns, having increased by 50,000 Suns. It wasn't overrated for the Extreme Yang Righteous Pill to have such powers. Moving his body and intent slightly, his Dantian moved. Qing Shui was not stunned, but instead, filled with surprise.
The seven-colored pellet initially increased his powers by 50 folds, but now the pellet had increased it by 60 folds. For the paragon vessel, it changed from 60 folds to 70 folds.
This change was not minor. The seven-colored pellet and the paragon vessel hadn't gone through any changes for very long so he hadn't expected to experience such a great improvement this time around.
Right now, Qing Shui's strength had reached 8,315 Dao force.
Qing Shui found this a little unbelievable. Earlier on, he had only been about 4,000 Dao force, but now, it had actually doubled.
Sensing the overwhelming power in his body, Qing Shui couldn't help but start practicing the Taichi Fist, Back Connecting Fist, using his hands in place of hammers to perform the Thousand Hammer Technique, or using his hand in place of swords to perform the Basic Sword Techniques.
He seemed to have forgotten everything around him and was only focusing on practicing his martial techniques. It was as if time had come to a stop, and turned into an eternity.
It was only after Qing Shui was kicked out that he realized that he had spent half a year practicing his martial arts in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal.
Overcome by starvation, it had been a long time since Qing Shui felt as if he was going to die from hunger. However, his spirits were very high. He got up and headed out to make some food. Only after gulping down his meal that he felt a lot better.
No matter how strong a cultivator was, he would still need to eat. It was just that the requirement for the food intake was very low.
It was already late at night and Qing Shui had his food in another building. He was afraid that he would disturb Yiye Jiange. The child wouldn't wake up so easily.
By the time he returned to the couch in the hall, it was already past 3 a.m. The moonlight was shining brightly, brightening up the room. Everything was beautiful, extremely beautiful under the moonlight.
There were sounds coming from the bedroom and very soon, there were light sounds of footsteps. Qing Shui didn't move, but a fragrant scene entered his embrace.
Qing Shui hugged her and kissed her beautiful lips while Yiye Jiange replied to his kiss enthusiastically. She even took the initiative to probe her tender tongue into his mouth.
It was a pity that it hadn't been long since Yiye Jiange had given birth. Even a cultivator, a powerful one, would need some time to recover. Qing Shui was a miraculous physician and there weren't many problems with Yiye Jiange's body. However, he still hoped that more time had passed before they went back to having sex.
Qing Shui hugged her and didn't do anything more intimate. He was afraid that he wouldn't be able to control himself.
Yiye Jiange rested in Qing Shui's embrace, her bright eyes looking at him with a hint of embarrassment. Her transcendence appearance now had a hint of additional motherly glow. Her mature body exuded a lethal attraction.
"You seemed to have gotten even stronger." Yiye Jiange was unsure of Qing Shui's abilities, but she could sense that there had been some changes.
Qing Shui shared with her the events that had happened in the Dragonwolf Palace. He also told her about the Watermoon Cavern. At first, he had planned on keeping this from her, but now that his strength had doubled, he managed to keep his calm.
"We've heard of the Watermoon Cavern as well. In the ocean domain within one million li, it's considered one of the strongest influences. However, we aren't sure how strong they are exactly." Yiye Jiange was a little worried.
"There's no need to worry. I've been through so much and traveled so far. Your man isn't someone who could be defeated so easily." Qing Shui tried to ease the tension in the atmosphere.
"You must be careful. If there's anything, please discuss it with senior. After all, she is older and can see through things better than we can." Seeing that Qing Shui didn't really seem to care about this, she reminded him.
Qing Shui had wanted to express that everything was fine and would be easy to handle, but hadn't expected her to feel that he was being complacent. He said seriously, "Don't worry. I can't bear to leave you guys behind."
"You aren't allowed to say such unlucky things."
The days passed by as usual and the next day, Qing Shui studied his fist intent in the courtyard as if nothing had happened. It was because it was only now that he had discovered that he had already cultivated the Dragon Claw Crushing Gold Chant to a considerable level of proficiency. He was only a small step away from reaching the small success stage and could be said to already have one foot in that level.
Right now, he was near the arena in the main building. He was afraid that if he was in the smaller building, if anything were to happen, he might frighten the child.
Bending his fingers into a grasping position, body moving in tandem with his thoughts, having the form of a Jiao... Each of his steps contained powerful battle intent and explosive Qi.
As he continued to move along the wide arena, his hands kept on striking out. The intent was more important than the form, and the form was more important than the force exerted.