AST 1370 – Unexpected Breakthrough, Eighth Heavenly Layer, Paragon, Elementary Level: Paragon Heavenly Technique
She was reluctant to accept it… Her life had just started. She was reluctant to lose it so quickly. On this day, she had become his woman, but could she really only enjoy such a short moment of happiness?
The icy flame was constantly eroding Qing Shui's Dantian. His Dantian had already been intruded. The ice flame-like aura made Qing Shui feel really uncomfortable. He had never expected for things to be like this. Originally, he thought that everything had turned out fine. He never calculated that he would be forced into such a situation.
Qing Shui felt that his body was getting colder and colder. Though faint, his Dantian had begun to hurt. Furthermore, this kind of sensation was getting increasingly strong. It felt just like being cut by a knife. Qing Shui clenched his teeth, trying to hold on arduously. In fact he even felt like the extreme pain of disembowelment paled in comparison to the pain he was feeling now.
The icefire within Yehuang Guwu's body felt as if it was infinite in amount. For now, Qing Shui could only block it as much as he could. He didn't know what method he could use to do so. If he was really forced on a road of ruin, he didn't know what he should do.
What did the saying "having one's hands bound and unable to do anything" mean? Qing Shui was definitely feeling something like it. Despite the fact that he was powerful, there was no place in which he could find a use for his strength. There was only a thin line of distance between the two places… but one would lead to heaven, and the other to hell.
Yehuang Guwu didn't know what she could do. She wanted to take the icefire back into her body as much as she could, but this thing was no longer within her control. She could do nothing but only feel Qing Shui's body as they both slowly got colder and colder.
There was more and more icefire qi within his Dantian. Similarly, the qi was also constantly increasing within his meridians. It felt as if the vitality across his entire body had been locked.
Time passed by little by little. Qing Shui felt as if he had already been frozen solid by the ice.
Force of Rebirth!
Qing Shui operated the Force of Rebirth across his body and slowly tried to cancel off the icefire qi within his body little by little. This was Qing Shui's last ability to survive. If this proved to be useless, Qing Shui wouldn't know what to do.
The Force of Rebirth revolved slowly as it tried to cancel off the qi. Despite this, it was also quite limited, as it could not keep up with the icefire qi entering his body. Taking everything into account, Qing Shui's body condition was still worsening little by little.
Qing Shui's consciousness was getting weaker and weaker. Yehuang Guwu intended to do carry on with her previous move again. She couldn't afford to see Qing Shui leave this world like that. She said to herself in her heart that even in death, she must walk in front of him.
Qing Shui's vitality was getting weaker and weaker. It has gotten to the point that there was only a single strand left.
Yehuang Guwu clenched her teeth. She was getting ready to make her final decision. As her vital force was fading, a portion of Force of Rebirth suddenly transferred into her body.
The tears across her face once again dropped down.
Yehuang Guwu was aware that Qing Shui was doing it on purpose. If this went on, Qing Shui would definitely die in front of her. This way, the Force of Rebirth within his body would still have to soar its way up into her body. Hence, the only thing she could do was stop. This way, he would be able to live a bit longer.
Qing Shui's consciousness began to blur.
An unknown amount of time passed, and Qing Shui's body suddenly shone with bright light. An enormous aura spread out without any warning. It felt like it was going to spread its way across heaven and earth.
Abruptly, Qing Shui opened his eyes. The entire room was filled with a mysterious light.
Yehuang Guwu also opened both of her eyes. At this moment, the two were still connected to each other like before. However, Qing Shui's body was no longer cold like before. On the contrary, it was really warm.
His body temperature was also slowly increasing. Suddenly, Qing Shui felt as if the entire world had gotten brighter. As soon as he unleashed his Spiritual Sense, it immediately enveloped a large area. His entire body felt as if it didn't belong to himself, yet it also felt like it was his own body. This power he felt…give him a feeling of invincibility so strong that he could even blast the skies into pieces.
He had actually broken through without any warning….
It's just that he didn't know how powerful his aura from before was. It immediately spread its way outwards and caused a ruckus amongst quite a lot of warriors. Now, a lot of people in Yehuang Country City already knew that a formidable warrior had appeared in the city, but they didn't really know who it was.
Qing Shui's aura was very powerful. It's the same as the Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant back then. It was that-level of overwhelming aura. This kind of aura meant that in the future, he would turn out to be a powerful being. Although he had good innate talent, he would need quite a long time to achieve it just like the legendary Dragon Species. Once the condition was met, they would definitely turn out to be powerful beings. In the middle of the process, not only could they not afford to die young, they would also need time to achieve their full potential.
Qing Shui felt that everything was fine now. His body was now perfectly normal, but the two seemed really worn out because the clear water from before in the bathtub had turned brown and dirty. It smelled terrible.
Qing Shui swung his hand and caused the two pails of water to evaporate. After that, he immediately took out quite a huge amount of water from the realm. He also took out some plum blossoms to freshen the air.
Qing Shui and Yehuang Guwu dipped themselves within the clear water. It felt really comfortable because their bodies were still connected. It’s just that this time, there was no icefire qi.
"Little Wuwu, I can't thank you enough. As the saying goes, this is indeed "a set back turned into a blessing instead. I 've broke through. In the future, you can finally be an ordinary woman, a woman who belongs to only me. Don't you want a child? How about let us make a baby now." Qing Shui said happily.
This time, Qing Shui had truly walked past the gates of hell. Now, he knew that at the last moment, his Qi of Rebirth had broken through. The powerful Qi of Rebirth triggered Qing Shui's vitality. Soon after, his entire Dantian went through an unusual change.
While talking, Qing Shui had actually taken a peek at his Dantian before. The current state of his Dantian was exactly the same as the situation which he saw previously, when he first stepped across the Great Gate of Heavenly Dao.
The Golden Pellet was gone. Now it turned into a tiny person wearing golden armor, whose face couldn't be seen clearly. The armor across his body looked imposing, holding the Nine Continents Mountain in one of his hands and the Big Dipper Sword in the other. Below his feet was the Five Elements Divine Flag…….
To think that such thing was really possible. The Seven Colored Pellets were on top of the tight person’s forehead and the Emperor’s Pellet were on the top of his head. An abundant Divine Force filled up within his Dantian. This was a power which he had never felt before.
"Qing Shui, you don't know how scared I was." A happy smile hung across Yehuang Guwu's face. Everything would be fine as long as Qing Shui was fine.
Prior to this, Qing Shui was well aware that this woman was willing to die just for him. For a woman, a proud woman especially, to be able to do something like this, what else shall he not feel content for? What was there that he couldn't afford to give her?
"I know. Oops, did i just enter the wrong hole……?"
"Go and die, be more serious, what kind of situation are we in?" Yehuang Guwu blushed and said in an annoyed tone.
"What situation are we in? Tell me, what situation we are in." While asking, Qing Shui moved his body, thrusting his hips forward.
"En!" Yehuang Guwu was unable to hold back as she let out a soft moan.
The breakthrough from before should be related to the nameless technique. By relying solely on the Force of Rebirth, he was also barely able to keep himself alive. It's impossible for him to breakthrough using that alone.
What followed was a series of mysterious matters. Yehuang Guwu was really happy and satisfied. She used to think that she would never be able to enjoy the love between a man and a woman. She never expected that a day would come that she could stay with the man she loved.
Qing Shui, after surviving through a huge crisis, experienced another change of mental state. Maybe he had sex to release the excitement in his heart as well as the feeling which he couldn't describe in words. Besides, this was the most beautiful thing which could happen in the mortal world.
From Qing Shui's perspective, no one could match up to Yehuang Guwu in terms of how she flirted. Especially under this kind of circumstance, she seemed to know Qing Shui really well. She seemed to be really open in terms of this, just like the combination of a upper-class woman and a prostitute. As a matter of fact, she wasn't just any normal lady, she was the prettiest one who belonged to he himself only.
So long as Qing Shui dared to say it, Yehuang Guwu would try to please him. Actually, there weren’t many evil intentions on his mind. He didn’t have any particular fetishes.
This lasted for half a day. Under that nameless technique, Yehuang Guwu also benefited a lot. Her foundations grew incomparably solid and her strength also erupted to over 100,000 suns, roughly around 160,000.
Within this hundred thousand sun worth of strength, the part which she gained the most benefit from was the enhancement of her body.
Yehuang Guwu was feeling really content as she leaned on Qing Shui's chest. The pure and holy pupils of hers looked pretty and also a bit flirtatious. Those eyes were breathtaking, all the way to one's bones. That satisfied look of hers could mentally satisfy men to the extreme.
This was a rare object, an exceptionally rare object. Both of her smooth arms were placed on Qing Shui's chest. She had her chin resting on her arms as she stared at Qing Shui.
"Qing Shui, I am really happy. Today, it feels like it’s changed from Hell To Heaven" Yehuang Guwu said happily.
"This is the best compliment I have ever received." Qing SHui chuckled.
Qing Shui dressed up really tidily. Half a day had passed. Yehuang Guwu went out first. After all, Yuan Su and Soulsearch were still outside. They had been together for more than half a day.
Qing Shui was only able to sense his own strength now. He was currently already at Eighth Heavenly Layer. All along, he had been relying on the grade of his Ancient Strengthening Technique to look at his own strength.
Eighth Heavenly Layer!
Qing Shui sensed his own raw strength: two hundred sun!
This raw strength of his was really powerful. Following on, Qing Shui tried to sense his other abilities. Seven Colored Pellet, increased raw strength by thirty times.
The increase this time wasn't too significant. Due to this, Qing Shui was a bit upset. Nonetheless, Qing Shui still continued to read further.
Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation?
The Big Dipper Sword was also gone?
These had all become a part of the golden armored tiny person within his Dantian. This tiny person was Qing Shui's Paragon.
What was a Paragon? Qing Shui didn't know. The only thing he was aware of was that this tiny person was almost the same as the Golden Pellet he used to have. In terms of its strength, it seemed to be a lot more powerful. It helped increase all of his abilities by fifty times.
Qing Shui realized yet another change in his strength upon his breakthrough again this time. His raw strength had achieved two hundred suns. The Seven Colored Pellet increased his overall raw strength by thirty times, the Paragon increased it by fifty times, and the Nine Nine Divine Nebula Formation only increased his strength by one time.
Summing up all of these, Qing Shui's raw strength reached at least six hundred thousand sun. The strength of the Nine Continents Mountain was now almost two million sun.
Under the effect of Arhat Rosary Beads, Seven Colored Pellets, Paragon, the Nine Nine Divine Nebula Formation as well as Seals of Roc, his Spirit Energy achieved a strength worth at least five million suns.
The only things which upset Qing Shui was that he was still unable to detect the specific strength for both the Big Dipper Sword and Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation. Even the chances to experience double the prowess from the Big Dipper Sword seemed to have disappeared. This really annoyed Qing Shui.
Now that he possessed a Paragon, he received enormous benefit.
The Paragon in the golden armor had more than a few kinds of miraculous uses. This was precisely what made Qing Shui so powerful.
Elementary Level: Paragon Heavenly Technique
Golden Armor: Enable all of Qing Shui's defensive abilities to achieve a strength worth three times his raw strength. It also helped to block against one fatal attack per day.
Paragon Single Strike: The Paragon Single Strike could be used once per day. Its offensive prowess was three times the user's raw strength.
Shadowless Paragon: The user's speed was raised by three times. It could be used once per day. It could last as long as 15 minutes.
This was Elementary Level: Paragon Heavenly Technique. The Dantian, because he had reached the Eighth Heavenly Layer, has once again gone through another transformation causing the golden pellet to turn into a Paragon.
Translator Note: Paragon in this context is something similar to Nascent Soul, the golden pellet (core) transformed into the shape of a human.
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AST 1371 – Excellent Situation, The Future Path Lit Up
Qing Shui was stunned for very long. His Dantian had once again gone through a tremendous transformation. His Demonic Beast Armor Manifestation and Big Dipper Sword had both merged into one with the paragon vessel. The Nine Continents Mountain could be used like before, and it had become extremely powerful due to the increase in Qing Shui’s abilities.
When he had just reached the Heavenly Dao the other time, the things that Qing Shui could see had materialized. The golden pellet turned into a paragon vessel. In the past, it was in the form of Qi, and then a liquid state, before eventually forming a pellet. Right now, it could be considered to have taken form!
Right now, if he were to use the Seal of Roc, he could increase his powers to be at the strength of five million sun. Even if he were to use the Snake Elephant’s Movement instead, he would be able to reach a strength of over two million sun. If he were up against the False Gods from Yehuang Clan right now, Qing Shui would be able to eradicate them with ease all by himself.
He was quite satisfied with the strength of over five million sun. At this level, it was impossible to continue to grow stronger by multiple folds. When a Martial Emperor reached False God, the individual’s power would increase by three times, but these three folds did not imply that three Peak Martial Emperors would be able to defeat an Early False God. Even if there were 30 of them, it would be impossible for them to defeat a single False God.
This was the gap between False Gods and Martial Emperors. Yehuang Guwu didn’t have the Heavenly Technique and neither did Puyang Qing. They seemed to need to reach a higher realm before they would be able to comprehend the Heavenly Technique.
Right now, Qing Shui had reached the eighth heavenly layer and had attained the elementary Heavenly Technique. The Paragon Heavenly Technique could definitely provide a fatal blow, but it could only be used once a day. However, this was something that one should already feel happy about. The Elementary Heavenly Technique was already so amazing. Once used, it wouldn’t be something that Martial Emperors and Early False Gods could withstand.
The Golden Armor was passive, allowing Qing Shui to have a defense that was so powerful that others could only only cry helplessly when facing it. It had zero depletion and allowed one to permanently have defense that was three times stronger than their own base defense. It could fend off a fatal blow once a day.
Even if Qing Shui stood still and didn’t move an inch, Early False Gods were no match for him. It was because they wouldn’t be able to break through Qing Shui’s Golden Armor.
The Paragon Strike was sufficient to let Qing Shui wipe out Grade One and Grade Two False Gods instantly!
The moment Shadowless Paragon was utilized, it could change many things within 15 minutes.
The powerful Ancient Strengthening Technique now displayed absolute power. Qing Shui was able to stand up against 100 people around his level single handedly. If they weren’t strong enough, numbers alone wouldn’t be able to defeat Qing Shui.
Qing Shui was satisfied. He had finally reached the eighth heavenly layer. He could be considered to have reached False God level. However, he had no idea what grade he was at, but did he give it much thought. He was only concerned with his own Ancient Strengthening Technique.
Yehuang Guwu left. She was not considered an outsider anyway. Qing Shui just got some water and then added in some of the Five Elements Spring of Life. Qing Shui needed to stabilize his power. This act wasn’t one which could increase one’s strength directly, but was much more effective in increasing one’s abilities.
This was akin to turning a cup into a bucket. One way was to increase the water in the cup. While the water in the bucket might not be as much as the water in the cup at first, the cup would be filled to the brim very quickly while the bucket would be able to hold more water than the cup in the long run.
Qing Shui hadn’t expected that he had also caused the water in his bathtub to become so cloudy. It was even more turbid than usual, as Yehuang Guwu had used some as well.
After changing into a new set of clothes, Qing Shui felt that his body had never felt so refreshed. This was how it really felt like to be glowing in health. His entire body felt very refreshed, as if all the pores on his body were opened up and the Spiritual Qi of Heaven and Earth was entering his body.
Reaching the eighth heavenly layer changed a lot of things. He might be able to do a lot of things he couldn’t before.
When Qing Shui came out from the room, Yehuang Guwu, Soulsearch, Yuan Su, and Li Ji were all around. When they saw Qing Shui coming out, they smiled and greeted him. They knew that Qing Shui was fine. Only Qing Shui and Yehuang Guwu knew of the danger from earlier.
Therefore, to others, everything seemed to be very peaceful.
“Mmm, Brother, you seem to be different from usual.” Soulsearch looked at Qing Shui and said. However, he couldn’t really tell what was different.
Yehuang Guwu looked at Qing Shui. This man was a little bewitching, but that didn’t affect his manliness. His body was very proportionate as well. Yehuang Guwu knew well that Qing Shui’s body was very strong. Thinking of this, she blushed. She had spent a very long time with him earlier on.
Right now, the Imperial Cuisine Hall had grown very powerful. Yehuang Guwu was now also considered a member of the Imperial Cuisine Hall. She wasn’t a physician, but had 10% ownership of the place. This was because Qing Shui felt that he should be leaving soon and there had to be someone to watch over the Imperial Cuisine Hall’s development. There were no problems with Soulsearch’s and Yuan Su’s medical skills. With Yehuang Guwu here, this place would definitely be safe.
Yehuang Guwu had attained a breakthrough to False God. Right now, she was practically able to hold her weight against the entire Yehuang Clan. Right now, if Yehuang Guwu called out six White Tigers, even Qing Shui would find it a little hard to manage. Of course, this was unless he activated the Paragon Heavenly Technique.
Since he went into the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal in the day, there wasn’t a need for him to head there at night. Moreover, he had crossed the last line with Yehuang Guwu. Usually, Qing Shui had to hold it in and suppress his occasional desires through cultivation. However, Yehuang Guwu had just gotten a taste of sex and could be said to have been given a brand new lease on life. She kept on asking for more.
“Qing Shui, let’s not go on. The sun is going to come up soon.” Yehuang Guwu curled up in Qing Shui’s arms. This mature lady was like a demoness who would make one crave for her no matter what pose she took.
“Then is our little demoness full now?” Qing Shui smiled and nibbled on her earlobe.
“I’m full, very full.”
Earlier on, whenever she said that she wasn’t full, what came for her would be Qing Shui going on a rampage. RIght now, her entire body felt limp, and she had not even a single ounce of energy left in her. “Qing Shui, do you know that Sister Su likes you?” Yehuang Guwu asked softly. She didn’t look at Qing Shui, but as they were in each other’s embrace, she could sense that his body moved a little unnaturally.
“I don’t. Does Little Wuwu know about what has happened between us?” Qing Shui smiled and asked. To be honest, Qing Shui did have some feelings for her back then, but in the end, it seemed as if they had gone on their separate ways on a sour note. If they hadn’t met here, they would probably never have met each other again in this entire lifetime.
And for them to have met each other now… Could it be that their affinity with each other wasn’t over yet?
“I know. She told me all about it. Back then, she did what she did because she was afraid of falling in love with you. Even though the two of you hadn’t met each other for so many years, she didn't forget about you. However, she’s also a person with great pride and thus didn’t go to look for you. When she met you here, everything seemed to make sense to her now. She said that if time could go back, even if the same thing were to happen, she would look for you again.” Yehuang Guwu smiled and said.
“Aren’t you angry that someone is snatching your man from you?”
“I am. Of course I am. There’s no woman who would be willing to share a man with others. It’s the same as a man being unwilling to share a woman with other men. However, this is how society is. Which man with some abilities isn’t with multiple wives and concubines? I like you, I love you, and thus I’ll accept everything about you. As long as there’s a woman you like, I’ll be willing to bring the two of you together.” Yehuang Guwu spoke in a soft voice, but Qing Shui could sense that what she said was true…
Qing Shui hugged her tightly, feeling very thankful toward her. It wasn’t because he was thankful that she could be his wingwoman, but rather he was grateful towards the love she had for him.
“Qing Shui, Sister Su is a good lady. I have spoken with her before and can feel that her love for you is very deep. If she isn’t able to be together with you, she’ll probably find it very hard to feel happy in the future. She might even live the rest of her life alone.” Yehuang Guwu lifted her head and said, looking at Qing Shui.
Qing Shui lowered his head and looked at this woman whose charms could cause the fall of cities. He could also see the deep trench between the twin peaks.
“We’ve already waited for so many years. There’s no need for us to be anxious right now. Since we meet each other often, let’s just take things as they come. What do you think?” Qing Shui gave it some thought and said.
“Alright, but won’t you feel that it’s a pity to leave such a great beauty?” Yehuang Guwu blinked her sexy and sacred looking beautiful eyes.
“A demonic, mature elder sister like you is the type that I love the most. For you, I’m willing to be sucked dry to death.” Qing Shui then turned over and intoxicating cries rang out in the room once again.
Three days later, Qing Shui used the Five Elements Divine Flag to head back to the Qing Clan. As for the Dancing Phoenix Continent, he could wait a little more. There was no hurry.
This was the first time he had gone back after reaching the eighth heavenly layer.
No matter how busy he was, Qing Shui would always return once a month. Since he had told his family that he would return once a month, they would worry if he didn’t. Since he had kept to his words and returned monthly, anyone would assume that Qing Shui had gotten into trouble and wasn’t able to leave if he were to suddenly not return one month. What if something had happened to him and he would never be able to return?
Therefore, Qing Shui would always try his best to return. However, this time around, Qing Shui would tell them some things so that in the future, even if he couldn’t come back, they wouldn’t have to worry. He had also said something similar in the past. However, if he could let his family know of his abilities this time around, they wouldn’t feel too worried even if he didn’t come back.
Qing Shui would come back once a month. Although he felt very happy each time he did, he also felt that this chance wasn’t something that had come easily. If he didn’t have the Five Elements Divine Flag, he would have no means of coming back every month. Then, the development of his clan would have slowed down by several decades or even longer.
However, right now, that wouldn’t happen. Whenever Qing Shui got his hands on something good, he would be able to share it with the people at home, thereby increasing the rate of their cultivation. He could also help to strengthen the foundations of the clan’s younger generation. If it was in the past, moving across the continents would have taken over ten, or even up to twenty years. The impact was tremendous.
Very soon, Qing Shui arrived at the Qing Clan. Although everyone felt very happy to see him back, as time passed, everything became habitual. Despite this, they still felt very happy to see him. After all, the ladies were only able to meet their husband once a month. For a loving couple, one would always feel great yearning and anticipation if they were only to meet once a month.
The Qing Clan’s development was very rapid. This time around, Qing Shui was primarily planning to help them strengthen their foundations using the Five Elements Spring of Life.
There was still no news of Yiye Jiange. The two young kids were the ones who changed the most each time he came back. Right now, Qing Shui’s branch alone had quite a number of people. However, the entire Qing Clan stayed in a big manor and were on very good terms.
Qing Shui was the pillar of the entire clan. There wasn’t even a clan head amongst them. Qing Luo had long washed his hands of things and although Qing Yi was Qing Shui’s mother, she would always let Canghai Mingyue and the others discuss first to see what should be done. Right now, it was the time for Qing Shui and his generation to lead. She was happy to be free from dealing with all the troubles. Qing Yi would spend her time playing with her grandchildren and was very happy. Qing Yi was good with educating the kids and the children were all very close with their young and beautiful grandmother. Even Qing Ming, who was the hardest to manage, would rarely go against Qing Yi.
Qing Ming knew that his grandmother had the greatest say in Qing Clan. As long as she gave the word, there was no one who wouldn’t listen to her. Moreover, their grandmother had always treated them the best.
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