AST 1314 – Divine Beast Sect, Qing Shui Preparing To Head To Dancing Phoenix Continent
The words she said had a very great impact. This lady had already made everything very clear. She didn’t need to be recognized, nor did she want to be his wife. She only wanted to be a soulmate.
Qing Shui felt that he had encountered many good things in life. The matter with this ethereal lady before him was one of them. Even if he felt that this was real, he would subconsciously feel that it wasn’t. Things like these were in no way inferior compared to the issue of him being reborn in this world.
“Then can I have a taste right now?” Qing Shui daringly said next to her ears.
“Don’t you think about it now. Even if I were to let you take advantage of me, I still need to put you on observation for a little longer.” The lady spoke shyly next to Qing Shui’s ears, her breathing caused Qing Shui’s heart to itch.
“Then what benefits do I get right now?” Qing Shui was now more daring.
His hand slipped up the lady’s slender waist. Now that she had said all of this, he no longer planned to pretend to be a gentleman. Furthermore, there was still the Five Elements Divine Flag. It was just like how in Buddhism, this would be called an affinity.
Since he had encountered this affinity, he would think of ways to let it stay. This lady had decided on him due to the physique that she had. She wasn’t a loose woman. She had only done what she did because she had decided on him.
“Your benefit will be to submit to me. I’ll take all the initiative. You aren’t allowed to make a move,” the lady smiled happily and said. Thereafter, she even pecked Qing Shui on the lips. Such teasing really dealt a great blow to Qing Shui.
Qing Shui didn’t tell her about his physique. After all, he still understood very little of her. Up to now, he didn’t even know her name yet. He subconsciously felt that the lady was speaking the truth and wasn’t trying to cheat him of anything. Of course, his feelings might not be accurate.
The next day, Qing Shui left the Southern Sea’s bamboo building. Yu Ruyan and Tantai Xuan didn’t come out from their seclusion and he didn’t return to the Heaven Secrets Academy either. He headed for the Desolate Mountain Regions directly.
The Desolate Mountain Regions was a huge and vast mountain region south of the Western Oxhe Continent. The mountain ranges, forests, lakes and deserts it had were countless. There were also many sects and aristocratic clans in the area. Of course, there were many cities in the area as well.
The Desolate Sect was one of the strongest sects in the area and was the biggest sect close to the north of the Western Oxhe Continent. They even had the wish to unite all the forces in the Western Oxhe Continent in order to build an even more powerful sect or dynasty.
For people with such ambitions, Qing Shui felt that they should also be thinking about heading to the other three continents as well. Even if they were to unite the Western Oxhe Continent, they would probably need to work on development for many years before they would be able to get involved with the other three continents.
Passing through the Huge Desolated City, Qing Shui entered the Desolate Mountain Regions. The damage done by the attack of the demonic beasts when he came by the other time were already mostly fixed. There was no lack of manpower in this world. Each city was filled with people.
This was the first time Qing Shui entered the Desolate Mountain Regions. The reason he came today was to check out the situation here as well as to see the Desolate Mountain Regions.
After entering the Desolate Mountain Regions, what Qing Shui saw was a piece of desolate land. There were boundless desolate mountains and this was something he had seen from the air. He could also see the occasional appearance of some demonic beasts.
However, this was the boundary of the Desolate Mountain Regions and thus there would generally not be any people staying here nor would there be demonic beasts who were too powerful. After all, the conditions here were relatively harsher and filled with barren mountains. Even if there were any signs of vegetation, they would be very sparse.
Nine Continents Steps!
Seeing this, Qing Shui used the Nine Continents Steps directly.
After one use of the Nine Continents Steps, Qing Shui saw a huge city under him.
This was a city. After asking around, he got to know that this was Sky Desolate City!
Compared to the endless stretch of barren mountains he had seen earlier, this place was like an oasis in a desert. Other than being able to see mountains everywhere, the vegetation here was very thick and was no different from a city like the Yan City. Furthermore, the environment here seemed to be better and there were many beautiful places.
Great Desolation Inn！
When Qing Shui saw the name of the greatest inn in the Sky Desolate City, he smiled. Earlier on, he had gotten onto a beast carriage, requesting to be brought to the greatest inn in the area. He hadn’t expected it to be the Great Desolation Inn.
Qing Shui wasn’t certain if this inn was related to the Desolate Sect but he felt that there must be some relations between them.
After paying for the ride, Qing Shui walked over to this extremely big inn which was exuding a strong feeling of vitality. Other than the doors and windows, all the other spaces in this inn were filled with plants that were like vines. Even the roof had a layer of vegetation but the building gave off an indescribable feeling of harmonious beauty. It was very strange. This was the first time Qing Shui had seen a building like this. It had a similar feeling to the lady’s bamboo building, which was purely made of plants.
There were several ladies at the entrance, dressed up beautifully. They had great figures and they would bow to greet the people who entered or exited the inn. With them standing there, the Great Desolation Inn had an additional feeling of spring.
“Welcome, Sir! This way please!”
Qing Shui smiled and tipped the ladies with some silver. None of the guests here lacked money. Giving these people some tips was also considered “gentlemanly” behavior.
Other than there being no private rooms in Earthly Paradise, most of the other inns or restaurants Qing Shui visited had them. And he had visited quite a number of them. After all, some of the guests were here to look for special services. Although there were bedrooms here, some people liked to satisfy their lustful desires in the private rooms, enjoying great wine and the companionship of beauties.
Qing Shui headed up directly. The building wasn’t very tall, nor were there many stories. However, it took up a large land area. It could be due to the fact that they were located in the mountainous region that the buildings here all took up a large land area and were relatively shorter.
Qing Shui took a seat in the hall on the fifth story. There were quite a number of people here and a lot of them were cultivators. Qing Shui walked past them, sensing with his spiritual sense. There wasn’t anyone who could get his attention.
“Oh, right, do you guys know that the Eruption Devil Bear has been killed by the Desolate Sect?”
“What’s so strange about that? Right now, the Desolate Sect is getting stronger and stronger. They have already faintly surpassed the Great Solar Sect.”
Qing Shui hadn’t sat down for long when he overheard a few cultivators nearby talking about the Desolate Sect. Qing Shui knew that the Sky Desolate City must be where the Desolate Sect was based at.
This was the first time Qing Shui had heard of the Great Solar Sect. In the past the Great Solar Sect should also have been an existence which appeared to surpass the Desolate Sect. After coming here, Qing Shui got to know that the number of barbarians here wasn't large.
Most of the people here were still normal humans and even the Desolate Sect were largely ordinary humans. It was just that the upper echelon in the Desolate Sect had the bloodline of the Beast Blood Tribe. Therefore, it could be said that the Desolate Sect was backed by the people from the Beast Blood Tribe.
“Do you guys know? I heard that that pair of geniuses from the Divine Beast Sect has joined the Divine Beast Sect. In the future, it wouldn’t be a problem for the Divine Beast Sect to unify the Western Oxhe Continent.”
Qing Shui hadn’t expected that the pair of geniuses from the Desolate Sect were especially famous. He realized that many people around him were talking about the Desolate Sect and the pair of geniuses.
Divine Beast Sect. Qing Shui hadn’t heard of this organization before. Therefore, he asked the middle-aged man who had brought it up, “Brother, this is the first time I’ve come to this place. Is the Divine Beast Sect very powerful?”
Many people looked at Qing Shui and that middle-aged man even threw him a look of disdain. However, because Qing Shui’s attitude was very commendable, the man took a sip of tea before saying, “Of course the Divine Beast Sect is very powerful. It’s said that there’s someone in the Divine Beast Sect who has reached the False God realm. Do you think that’s powerful?”
“There aren’t any cultivators in the Western Oxhe Continent who are at the False God realm, right?”
“Are you a fool? Who said that the Divine Beast Sect is in the Western Oxhe Continent?” The middle-aged man looked at Qing Shui with an air of superiority. At this moment, he seemed to be especially important.
“Then do you know which continent the Divine Beast Sect is on?” Qing Shui didn’t think much of how the middle-aged man had behaved. He only found it to be funny. He was very calm. Even if he were despised, he wouldn’t feel anything. These people here were insignificant as ants to him.
“Dancing Phoenix Continent!”
Hearing the words ‘Dancing Phoenix Continent’, Qing Shui’s heart skipped a beat. He felt that there seemed to be some sort of a coincidence. He should be heading to the Dancing Phoenix Continent soon. The Desolate Sect’s hopes to unify the Western Oxhe Continent lay in the hands of those two geniuses. And now that they had gone to the Dancing Phoenix Continent, they wouldn’t be making any moves in the Western Oxhe Continent in the short term.
Qing Shui hadn’t expect to gain some important information on the first day of his arrival here. He wasn’t aware of the Divine Beast Sect but he couldn’t just blindly believe what the people here said. Therefore, if he were to head to the Divine Beast Sect, he was going to check them out. If the situation allowed for it, he would take the opportunity to get rid of those two geniuses.
He had already killed a member of the Desolate Sect and it was a traveling disciple. Thereafter, Desolate Sect had sent some people over and almost all of them had died. He didn’t know how Lü Zitai had been either. Had he already returned to the Desolate Sect and had yet to make his move? It was unlikely for him to make a move now. At least, not for quite some time.
The Heaven Secrets Academy was also developing rapidly. There was also the Lotus Sect, Putuo Mountain, Divine Might Dynasty, the Great Qi Dynasty, Buddha Sect and others. Therefore, it wasn’t a bad thing for the time to be pushed back a little. When the time comes and these forces answered the call, half of the Western Oxhe Continent would come forward. In a sense, he was the only one capable of handling those two geniuses from the Divine Might Dynasty.
Could he handle them? Qing Shui had the feeling that he could. This was why he had decided to head to the Dancing Phoenix Continent. This feeling was very strong.
He didn’t think of finding trouble with the Desolate Sect. Right now, as long as the Desolate Sect didn’t make any moves, he wouldn’t do anything either. It was because there was the Beast Blood Tribe backing the Divine Beast Sect. The Beast Blood Tribe was also quite a powerful forcce in the Western Oxhe Continent. Furthermore, right now, those two geniuses were at the Divine Beast Sect. He didn’t know how much the Divine Beast Sect would value them. If they were to hold the two of them in high regard, if there was really someone who was a False God, then he might not be able to deal with the situation if something were to occur.
However, Qing Shui felt that a False God wouldn’t care to get involved with something like this. Despite this, it was better to be safe than sorry. Therefore, he had decided to travel between the Dancing Phoenix Continent and the Central Continent for the upcoming period of time.
Since he had promised his kids to return a few days each month, he would do his best to fulfill his promise to them. Moreover, it was very convenient now.
Qing Shui used teleportation after staying slightly over one day. He felt that this Five Elements Divine Flag was truly a divine artifact. This time around, the teleportation was still considered ordinary. The lady was seated on a rock, reading. She immersed her bare feet in the seawater, as if she was thinking of something.
When she saw Qing Shui, she was a little puzzled, “Why did you come back so quickly? Did you encounter some kind of danger?”
“No. I’ve decided to head to the Dancing Phoenix Continent,” Qing Shui said outright.
“Why?” The lady trembled but it was very slight.
“Those two geniuses from the Desolate Sect were said to have gone to the Dancing Phoenix Continent and joined the Divine Beast Sect. Do you know of the Divine Beast Sect?” Qing Shui asked curiously. Compared to those strangers at the inn, Qing Shui felt that it was better to trust what the lady said. However, he didn’t know if she knew of the Divine Beast Sect.
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AST 1315 – Yehuang Guwu, Dancing Phoenix Continent’s Yehuang Country, What Secret Did She Have
“Divine Beast Sect?”
The lady looked at Qing Shui for a while before saying. “The Divine Beast Sect is an ancient sect in the Dancing Phoenix Continent. Their primarily ability is in taming beasts and they are a powerful existence. They also enjoy a very high status.”
The lady said this simply, however, this time around, Qing Shui was very sure that the Divine Beast Sect was truly very powerful. The pair of geniuses who had the Heart of Demonic Beast, would definitely receive the best path for their development there.
His feud with the Desolate Sect was set in stone. With the Desolate Sect’s style of seeking revenge for the smallest grievance, they would definitely come seek him out for revenge. He wasn’t worried about himself. He was only worried that they would lay their hands on the people around him.
Qing Shui took a seat next to the lady, took off his shoes and dipped his legs into the water. The seawater was slightly cold but it was very comfortable.
The lady’s snow-white and beautiful feet touched Qing Shui’s causing his heart to feel a little itch. Seeing the lady’s relaxed smile make him feel at peace. Their feet kept touching each other underwater, as if they were two kids playing around. Occasionally, the lady would break into happy laughter when Qing Shui rubbed his feet against her soles.
“What’s your name?” Qing Shui lifted his head and asked the lady.
“You want to know my name now?” The lady didn’t seem to be surprised.
“I know you as a person. Names can be fake. Moreover, they are just an address. However, now that our relationship isn’t the same as before, I want to know your name.” Qing Shui took out a pair of earrings he had forged and spoke as he put them on for her.
When Qing Shui’s hands touched her earlobes, she trembled. Seeing Qing Shui’s actions made her feel that there was an indescribable feeling. She had also dreamed of there being a man who could take her hand and walk down the rest of their remaining lives together. She had also wanted a shoulder to rest on, a man to help her put on a hairpin, to put on a bride’s headgear, to put on a necklace…
She looked at Qing Shui’s calm expression. She could sense that his gentleness was very sincere. She only managed to regained her senses after Qing Shui had put on the earrings for her. She smiled and looked at him.
It was then that Qing Shui had an illusion that this lady was very close to him at this very moment. It wasn’t because they sat next to each other. In the past, even when the lady was in his arms, he hadn’t felt that she was this close. This was a spiritual distance between them, one which was transmitted through gaze and feelings.
“I’m Yehuang Guwu!” the lady said happily.
“Great name. You’re just like your name.” Qing Shui was stunned. This name made him think of some things, because there was some relation with the name of the Dancing Phoenix Continent. It was a pity that Qing Shui was unaware of the situation in the Dancing Phoenix Continent. He didn’t know that her surname itself was a legendary existence.
“Are you complimenting me?” The lady smiled and looked at Qing Shui.
“This isn’t a compliment. It’s a fact. I’ll be heading to the Dancing Phoenix Continent tomorrow. Are you coming?”
“Yes. It’s been a very long time since I’ve been back to the Dancing Phoenix Continent.” The lady seemed to not want to hide some things anymore.
Qing Shui had long guessed that this lady was from the other three continents. Moreover, Headmaster Sui and Cao had said that the leader of the Putuo Mountain was from the other continents. It seemed that this lady was from the Dancing Phoenix Continent.
“Martial Aunt, tell me about the situation in the Dancing Phoenix Continent. The other three continents should be next to each other.”
“Yes, they are. You should have already seen in the space in the Five Elements Divine Flag that the Dancing Phoenix Continent and the Soaring Dragon Continent are both ten times that of the Western Oxhe Continent and their land is vast and boundless. There are also many mysterious and secretive places such as ancient battlefields. The other three continents are very complicated. There are dynasties, aristocratic clans, sects, alliances and tribes. There are also many independent cities which don’t belong to any powers and are terrifying existences. The Immortal Island, Devil City…”
The lady didn’t say a lot but one problem was highlighted. The land area of the other three continents was far too big and there were countless powerful existences. There were also many concealed powerful cultivators.
“Are there False God level cultivators in the Dancing Phoenix Continent?” This was something which Qing Shui had been very curious about all along. He was very close to the False God level but it was a pity that it seemed to be very, very difficult for one to become a False God level cultivator.
“Yes and there are quite a number of them. Of course, when compared to the population there are relatively few. Only those who are at the False God level would be able to stand in significant positions in the other three continents.” When Yehuang Guwu mentioned the False God cultivators, her tone seemed to be one of yearning.
“Tell me your story.” Seeing that the lady seemed to have been a little more relaxed, Qing Shui said.
“There’s nothing much. If you really want to know, I’ll tell you about it after you’ve become a False God level cultivator,” Yehuang Guwu smiled and said.
Since she wasn’t willing, Qing Shui didn’t force her either. He knew that the lady had a mind of her own.
“Oh, right, Qing Shui. I might not be staying for long in the Dancing Phoenix Continent, nor will I be able to go around the place with you. I’ll wait for a few more years before I head back to the Dancing Phoenix Continent. When the time comes, Martial Aunt will always be by your side, is that alright?” The lady brought this up to Qing Shui in advance. After all, he would be heading there tomorrow.
Qing Shui was stunned. “Is it because you have any problems? Do you need help?”
“No need. I have the Five Elements Divine Flag. If I were to encounter any danger, you’ll be able to sense it. Moreover, I’ll be able to teleport to where you are anytime. There’s no need to worry about me. The same goes for you, use the teleportation if you encounter danger.” The lady reached out her hand and touched Qing Shui’s head.
Qing Shui smiled. To have a lady patting him on the head…
That night, Qing Shui managed to achieve something he had always been hoping for in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. The Heaven Shaking Drum had leveled up to grade six and the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant’s attacking abilities had been doubled. At the same time, all of his demonic beasts’ physical attacks had also been doubled.
Right now, Qing Shui’s Spirit Gathering Lamp, Coiled Dragon Statue and the Heaven Shaking Drum were now all at grade six. It would be sufficient for now. It was quite good for him to have achieved this the night before he headed to the Dancing Phoenix Continent.
The Dancing Phoenix Continent, the Soaring Dragon Continent and the Haohan Continent were very powerful but it wasn’t as if False Gods could be found everywhere. It wasn’t as if people with a strength of 10,000 sun were filling up the streets either. It was hard to even find people with a strength of 10,000 sun. They were still mostly ordinary people and cultivators who were Xiantian or lower. However, there were more powerful cultivators there when compared to the Western Oxhe Continent and the five continents. After all, the population over there was far too big and the Spiritual Qi of Heaven and Earth were also bountiful.
Therefore, with Qing Shui’s current abilities, he could still be considered to be relatively powerful after he went over. Of course, if he were to be unlucky and offended some powerful cultivators, then he could only blame it on his bad luck. Such things were unpredictable.
The next day, in the late morning, Qing Shui and Yehuang Guwu stood on the water of the Southern Sea.
“I’ll head over first. Will you be coming over immediately?”
“Mmm. You go over first. I’ll follow after.”
Qing Shui had set the location to be in the center of the Dancing Phoenix Continent. He had initially wanted to set it in the position which where the Dancing Phoenix Continent was closest to the Soaring Dragon Continent and the Haohan Continent. However, upon thinking that the Five Elements Divine Flag could still be upgraded, he eventually still went ahead to set the position in the center.
Waving his hand, Qing Shui used the Five Elements Divine Flag. His silhouette became increasingly blurry and as Yehuang Guwu watched Qing Shui’s disappearing figure, she revealed a faint smile.
This feeling was very strange. It felt like just a short moment but yet also felt as if a very, very long time had passed. When Qing Shui regained his senses, he had already arrived at the Dancing Phoenix Continent.
If it was in his previous life, Qing Shui would definitely think that this place was heaven. It was because the air here was extremely fresh. Upon breathing in, he felt a great comfort running through his body. That feeling was as if a person who was about to die in a stifling place was suddenly given fresh air to breath.
The environment was even better as compared to the western oxhe continent and the Spiritual Qi was more bountiful as well. Qing Shui was high up in the air. Suddenly, he felt an extremely violent aura gushing toward him from the clouds.
He subconsciously stretched out his palm, slapping out with a tremendous force.
With an agonizing cry, that aura was sent flying from Qing Shui’s attack. It was only then did he see that the thing which he had sent flying was a snow-white demonic beast. It looked like both a lion and a cow and had a huge body. It was snow-white all over, including its eyes. It looked very beautiful and if it were to hide in the clouds, one wouldn’t be able to notice it. Furthermore, these kinds of demonic beasts were skillful in concealing their auras and moved with very great speeds.
Snow Cloud Beast！
Qing Shui did know about this beast. They would conceal themselves amongst the clouds and loved to attack demonic beasts and humans who had gotten near to the clouds.
Although Qing Shui’s earlier attack hadn’t taken its life, it was seriously injured.
Just then, Qing Shui felt some ripples and knew that the lady would be arriving soon.
“How do we deal with this injured Snow Cloud Beast?” Qing Shui looked toward the lady and asked.
“Let it go. These demonic beasts are very intelligent creatures and cultivate amongst the clouds, absorbing the Spiritual Qi from the clouds. They can also move while stepping on the clouds. The Snow Cloud Beasts are also known as the Cloud Stepping Beasts. It’s said that there are also Cloud Stepping Beasts which can become Immortal Demons,” the lady smiled and said.
“Alright, then let’s go down.”
The lady nodded and descended with Qing Shui.
Most of the time, the most prosperous place in a continent would be in the center but of course, there were exceptions as well. However, even in the case of the exceptions, the central location would also be considered one of the most prosperous region.
The most prosperous place in the Dancing Phoenix Continent’ wasn’t in the center but was in a location close to the Soaring Dragon Continent and the Haohan Continent. This was normal as well. Although there was a great distance between the continents, compared to the other continents, the traveling time between these three continents were a lot less.
Yehuang Country, capital city！
Qing Shui had set the location to be in the most central spot in the Dancing Phoenix Continent in the beginning and just got to know that the lady was called Yehuang Guwu. Right now, he realized that they had teleported to the capital city of the Dancing Phoenix Continent’s Yehuang Country. He looked toward Yehuang Guwu with great curiosity.
The country was named after Yehuang and the Dancing Phoenix Continent also had 81 countries. A single country here is even bigger than a single continent in the five continents. Therefore, one who could control an entire country here would definitely be a great expert.
Were there any connections between Yehuang Country and Yehuang Guwu? She had said that she would tell him her story after he had reached the False God level. This time around, she wouldn’t be staying here for long. Why did she come? Were there any connections between the strongest existence in the Yehuang Country and the Yehuang surname? This surname was very rare and Qing Shui felt that it wasn’t a coincidence.
Even though the lady wasn’t willing to say, Qing Shui felt that he could try to ask around. It should be easy to get to know this in the Yehuang Country.
This was the capital and the level of its prosperity far surpassed that of Qing Shui’s imagination. There were no way the five continents and the Western Oxhe Continent could compare with this. This place had greater wealth. In this world, there was no lack of resources. Be it food, drinks, clothing or the things used… they flourished in their own way.
In Qing Shui’s previous life, mechanism flourished. In this place, they could use manpower to far surpass the mechanisms from Qing Shui’s previous life. However, the feeling exuded would be more rustic. Therefore, the two could not be compared.
The cars, trains, planes and other forms of transportation which were even that fast couldn’t be compared with the people here. The storage tools from his previous life couldn’t compare with the interspatial silk sachets here. Therefore, all the knowledge from his previous life could be overthrown.
After they descended, they walked for a while along the smooth stone road. Then, Yehuang Guwu bade Qing Shui goodbye, “Qing Shui, I have some things to handle. After I’m done with that, I’ll head back to the Western Oxhe Continent directly. Be careful on your own. Remember what I said previously.”
“Mmm, you must be careful as well. Before you head back, you must come to look for me first. It won’t take much time,” Qing Shui said domineeringly.
“Sire, I’ll listen to everything you say!” With that, the lady planted a kiss on Qing Shui’s face and disappeared from where she was with a flash.
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