AST 2088 - The Powerful Dark Phoenix
Although there were only a few differences in the Dark Phoenix’s outward appearance, its strength had undergone a heaven-shattering evolution. It had gained insights into the Ice Crystal Phoenix’s abilities, and its own abilities had been greatly improved.
Hellfire Phoenix, Bloodline purity: 70%!
Qing Shui was slightly moved, as the Hellfire Phoenix’s bloodline was already pure, and now it actually jumped to 70 percent. He wasn’t sure what the distinction meant, but it was definitely a great improvement from the previous purity grade.
The Hellfire Phoenix’s strength had already reached 5 billion Daos.
Qing Shui immediately inspected the changes in the abilities.
Dark Phoenix of the Nine Heavens, passive ability, zero consumption: Permanently increased strength by 500 times. All skills and attacks consumption reduced by 80%.
It no longer increased base strength but only its comprehensive power and battle skills. Still, this was largely irrelevant as the comprehensive increase in battle power was satisfactory.
Superior Flight: The Hellfire Phoenix’s flight speed is increased by a hundredfold. Consumption also decreased by a hundredfold.
This remained unchanged. With its current strength, the Dark Phoenix should be comparable to Xiaolin, even exceeding it in flight speed.
Hell’s Inferno: The Hellfire Phoenix fires off a powerful flame attack, its black flames smoldering everything. With a destructive property, its power was equivalent to double of its strength.
This battle skill had changed, seemingly for the better as it could now fire off a ten billion Dao Hell’s Inferno.
Phoenix Dance of the Nine Heavens: Passive skill, permanently increased flame damage while damage taken is reduced to half. Zero consumption!
Underworld Fireball: Unleash a fireball attack, containing a terrifying explosive power. When the fireball explodes, it would carry the power of double its strength. While used on a single target with a mental lock, it could continually unleash fireballs within a timeframe.
Phoenix Paradise: Upon receiving fatal damage, the Hellfire Phoenix had a 30% chance of rebirth, allowing it to undergo Nirvana and double its strength.
Phoenix Heart: The powerful Phoenix Heart allowed its overall prowess to be increased with the damage it took and consumption to be reduced by half. Zero consumption, passive skill.
Phoenix Might: A suppression toward all bird-type demonic beasts other than other phoenixes, suppressing them to a tenth of their strength, making them lose their will to fight. Suppression towards other species was not as absolute. Zero consumption, passive skill!
The Dark phoenix’s strength had undergone a massive change, its battle skills had also been fundamentally shifted, but the overall result was still very satisfying for Qing Shui. Harmonizing with the Ice Crystal Phoenix’s strength, it could now control and even attack effectively, becoming the strongest attacker on Qing Shui’s side.
Of course, the Dragon Slaying Beast’s attack could not be measured normally as even now, it was still effective with the Dragon Spider, the Dark Phoenix, as well as his own control, allowing the Dragon Slaying Beast to put its slaughtering abilities on display.
Xiaolin also had good input, as Qing Shui himself was slightly weak. The Paragon Strike was only comparable to a casual strike from Xiaolin and the Dark Phoenix while consecutive strikes would be far weaker. The Nine Continents Mountain was helpful, allowing him to have an attacking strength of five times his usual, not at all weaker than the Paragon Strike.
The Nine Continents Mountain was a true treasure at its seventh stage. Its potency was unsurprising, and it would be more surprising if it wasn’t helpful.
However, some cards were better left hidden. It was the main reason Qing Shui didn’t use the Nine Continents Mountain in the brawl against the Demon Kings. Other than the Emperor’s Qi and other methods, the Dragon Spider and the Nine Continents Mountain were part of his killer moves. The combination of the Dragon Slaying Beast and the Dragon Spider was also lethal.
With the addition of the Dark Phoenix, Qing Shui’s current strength was horrifying.
After cultivating for some time in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, he started to loosen up, as he felt that his strength had improved slightly. Based on his understanding of his realm, he felt as if his entire physical strength had grown tighter, increasing slightly.
He saw Yu Xixuan in the morning. She wasn’t here yesterday when he returned.
“You’re back! That was quick,” Yu Xixuan said as she greeted Qing Shui.
“You seem to not want me to come back,” Qing Shui said and looked at Yu Xixuan, confounded.
“Playing with a super beauty who is genteel and caring. I thought you wouldn’t return,” She smiled as she talked to Qing Shui.
“You are really becoming more and more of a female gangster.” Qing Shui was speechless.
“Do you remember what I told you last time?” Yu Xixuan asked.
“What are you talking about?” Many things had occurred in this period. Qing Shui really couldn’t remember.
“There’s a nice courtyard in Northern Blue City. Should we move the Inn and the Imperial Cuisine Hall there?” Yu Xixuan looked at Qing Shui. It seemed like he had really forgotten what she said.
“Oh, I remember now. When will the patients be able to arrive?”
Qing Shui’s current strength was impressive with the help of the Dark Phoenix and the Dragon Spider. Though this Azure Rainbow City was not bad, Qing Shui wanted to explore the Northern Blue City, as it was at the northernmost area of the Northern Blue Domain, bordering two other Domains. Crucially, Northern Blue City, as the number one city in the Northern Blue Domain, was in close proximity with the two other main cities in the other domains, making the whole region a gathering of experts. Even second and third-tier cities like Phoenix City were in that area.
Qing Shui also wanted to do this, as his goal in the Nine Continents was to constantly move forward. The Imperial Cuisine Hall here would remain with Big Tiger at the helm and the protection of the Yu Clan. Anyway, Big Tiger was about to become the Yu Clan’s son-in-law; Qing Shui felt relieved to leave things here.
“If you’re going to stay here for a while, I’ll get them to come immediately. They should be able to arrive in about 3 days.”
“Alright, let them come over. I’ll be here for a while. Once we get that courtyard, we’ll move over there.” Qing Shui smiled.
Yu Xixuan nodded before leaving.
Qing Shui had considered many things. Going there would shorten the distance between him and Shen Huang while allowing him to establish more ties. It seemed his road to establish branches for medicine was not going to be successful. Only Big Tiger could remain at Azure Rainbow City. Though he was passable, he wasn’t comparable to the likes of Qing Ci, Soulsearch, and doubly so for Yuan Su.
Leaving Big Tiger at the Azure Rainbow City was sufficient. The key was to find a suitable individual to be stationed at Northern Blue City, as he couldn’t stay at a single location for long. His main goal was to become more influential, advertise the brand by curing some special diseases.
This was not like Hundred Miles City or Canglan City. Miraculous Physicians were everywhere. No major city could do without doctors, wanting to make a name for themselves without some time was a truly difficult task.
The number of doctors who wished to be taken under Qing Shui’s wing was innumerable, but none of them were worthy, as a doctor’s most important aspect was their character. For those who couldn’t even satisfy this condition, talent was a useless afterthought.