AST 1696 - Battles, Dragonwolf Jump, Recovery and Improvement
From his voice, Qing Shui could tell that the Second Palace Lord liked Qing Hanye a lot. This wasn't weird, it was just that he was now sure of it.
But Qing Shui didn't think that Qing Hanye would have a picture of him. If he guessed correctly, that picture was drawn by her, and she even let the Second Palace Lord see it, which felt a little weird to Qing Shui, but he knew that she was doing it deliberately to spite the Second Palace Lord. She was still indifferent.
If she really cared, it seemed that it was hard for her to say, unless she knew a few years ago that he would be where he was. If that was the case, it made Qing Shui feel a little uneasy from head to foot, and made him think that she was indifferent even more.
Qing Shui didn't know why he was suspicious of Qing Hanye's actions before, but perhaps it was because more time had passed. He shook his head to get rid of these eerie thoughts.
"I am Qing Shu!"
Qing Shui didn't affirm whether he was the person that Qing Hanye liked, but he also didn't deny it. He felt that the topic was not one that he needed to talk to the man in front of him about.
"I came here today to find you," the Second Palace Lord said warmly. Now he was even more peaceful than before, to the point where Qing Shui couldn't feel the waves of his heart.
It was hard to determine the strength of the other at this point. Perhaps the auras of some people were really weird. Even if he was stronger, it was hard to feel.
"Now what are you here to talk to me about?" Qing Shui already was able to guess a big part of it. The other person wasn't here to come drink with him.
"I don't see anything too special about you, so I was wondering why she liked you," the Second Palace Lord's aura became very sharp, like the glow from razor-sharp needles..
The smile on Qing Shui's face didn't change, and he wasn't made uncomfortable by the presence of the other person. He said to him, "Before I thought that you weren't too bad, but now I know why she doesn't like you."
"Why?" The color of the Second Palace Lord's face changed. This time he couldn't keep his composure.
Qing Hanye was his weakness. Just like the seven inches of a snake, once it had been grasped, nothing it could do was effective. What Qing Shui said had hit where it hurt most. This move made his mind very turbulent.
"A man, a strong, handsome man has vision and boldness. You can assess whether you possess any of those qualities," Qing Shui didn't have any good feelings toward that man, but not because he liked Qing Hanye.
"Ha ha ha, the boldness of a man isn't to let his own woman be taken," the Second Palace Lord suddenly laughed.
"Now it's even harder for me to acknowledge you," Qing Shui smiled.
"I don't need you to acknowledge me. All I know is that you'll have nothing to say once I beat you," the Second Palace Lord's eyes turned a shade of green, as though they were a wolf's.
The Eyes of the Dragonwolf!
In an instant, the eyes of the Second Palace Lord became a dark red, emanating an ominous glint that threatened to kill. People that didn't have strong willpower would have been scared stiff.
Of course, that would only apply to normal people or people that had low cultivation. Qing Shui wasn't so easily affected, but he knew these eyes of the Second Palace Lord weren't only for scaring enemies.
The Dragonwolf eyes were a innate bloodline battle skill that transferred through the Dragonwolves. Once the Dragonwolf eyes were activated, they would greatly increase sensory powers. It would also see the actions of other people at a slower speed. As for how much slower, that would depend on the user's strength and the opponent's strength.
Besides this, the Dragonwolf eyes were also called the Eyes of Hell, as it could affect spirits. This was not affected by strength, and since Soul Energy could be counted as Spirit Energy, if one's Spirit Energy wasn't stable enough, it would also be affected by these eyes.
Qing Shui's eyes squinted. It was just like the glow from needles, a gold, pale light of disorientation.
Buddha's True Eyes!
Qing Shui thought that it was better to be careful. He couldn't be careless during times like this. After all, he couldn't determine the strength of the Second Palace Lord of the Eastern Peak Dragonwolf Palace. People that were able to do that would potentially be able to cause him harm. If he died because he was careless, then tears would come too late.
From what Qing Shui knew so far, even the strongest Martial Artists had one life. If they lost their head, they'd die. Even if they were revived the head wouldn't grow back, but regrowing hands, feet, legs, or arms were still possible.
Two red beams of Spirit Energy and two pale beams of gold hit each other, affecting the area to an unthinkable degree. They even stuck together and didn't dissipate, a colorful chlorine-like energy emanating where the beams crossed.
Qing Shui moved.
The Golden Battle Halberd appeared in his hand within a second, and he raised all his strength to the apex. Sometimes the one that attacked first had the advantage, and since he understood the Dragonwolf Palace a bit, he knew that their specialty was on sensory skills, meaning that their strength was the same as a dragon, their smell, ferociousness, and stealth the same as wolves.
Facing this, he knew that he couldn't cheap out on defense. Qing Shui's specialty was his defense, but his attack was also just as good. In addition, he had speed, but he didn't want to use his defense, instead deciding to use his strong attack power to wear down the enemy. He didn't like the person in front of him. Even if he wouldn't be his enemy forever, he would never his friend, either.
At times like this, he couldn't afford to give himself any doubt.
Nine Stances of Ancient Divine Battle Technique!
His Nine Stances of Ancient Divine Battle Technique were practiced and combined in many different ways, and now they were already combined with the Five Elements Divine Refining Technique. He could quickly destroy his enemy's weapons with the technique's strong attack power.
He already combined his Spirit Energy and his own Origin Qi. Although it hadn't been brought to the point of perfection, Qing Shui had already brought it to a higher stage. The world of the Divine was just the Heavenly Dao Power and this mysterious power.
The Golden Battle Halberd and the weapon of the Second Palace Lord clashed and a colorful light shined. In an instant, the hills around the area were leveled and smoke diffused, but was quickly combined into the surrounding water, which boiled with excitement.
The power of the Dragonwolf Clan was indeed strong. Qing Shui's own strength could be said to be pretty strong too, especially his physical body, but all his attack did was move his opponent back a few steps. It didn't even hurt him.
This already made him a little surprised, but the one who was more surprised was the Second Palace Lord, who was confident in his ability against his opponent. Otherwise, he wouldn't have come to look for Qing Shui.
The mountains and rivers burst!
Qing Shui's Golden Battle Halberd swept down from its towering state.
Strength of the Heavenly Dao Power!
In this instant, the surroundings seemed to quiet and the entire sky seemed to fall. The Golden Battle Halberd brought the strength of 300000 catties onto the Second Palace Lord.
Now, Qing Shui's blood was also racing, his entire body filled with energy. He needed to throw out all of his energy, and the person in front of him was the perfect target.
The color of the Second Palace Lord changed. He could feel that the blow coming at him was very strong. He was confident that he could take it, but he was a little scared. Even if he took this one, there would be another. If this continued, he could only be passive.
This move was beyond belief. His body seemed to have moved a little, but it seemed to have some impact on vision.This jump seemed to have leaped out of the Three Boundaries and Five Paths.
Qing Shui's eyes grew bright. It was a very profound step, and relying on this jump beyond belief, he could move his whole body back through many techniques.
As Qing Shui was stunned, the Second Palace Lord moved. Two dark green spikes appeared on his forearms. His arms were thin and coarse. On it was a fog that was like black smoke, which signalled to other people that it was poison.
The Body of the Nine Yang! Again, Qing Shui's body was impervious to more than a hundred poisons, but that didn't mean that he couldn't be affected by poisons at all, so he wasn't going to be careless.
A white circle shone with him at the center. A fresh and clean air emitted. After so many years, his Area Dominance had grown a lot stronger.
With the effects of Area Dominance, Qing Shui was more at rest.
Nine Palace Laws!
Dragonwolf Soul Chasing Flaming Explosive Chop!
It was as Qing Shui was going to drag the Second Palace Lord into the Nine Palace Laws that he used the Dragonwolf Leap again. He also wasn't affected by the Nine Palace Laws at all.
Actually, Qing Shui already felt something on the previous leap. Perhaps the Nine Palaces could surround him, but with his current abilities that was not to be the case. After all, the previous leap had proven his strength.
The two sharp spirit thorns burst out a blinding light as though they were two small suns. Unfortunately, the light with a traces of red inside but black outside was stranger than anything else.
When Qing Shui was covered, his body seemed to feel heavier than ever. It was because there was something he didn't know.
Then suddenly, the Second Palace Lord's shadow became light, then disappeared. It was at that moment that Qing Shui knew to use the Yin-Yang Image in the sea to quickly whirl it over, making his brain clear up for a bit. However, he was already pierced in the chest by the spirit thorns of his enemy.
A gold light shined. Qing Shui's eyes lit up with a fierce light. Not shining and not escaping, the Golden Battle Halberd in his hand struck at the Second Palace Lord with the Foundational Lai stance.
Making the difficult easy, Qing Shui's Lai stance was one of the simplest moves, but this simple thrust became dazzling this time, even making Qing Shui feel that this thrust was too beautiful.
It was somewhat effective!
Qing Shui knew the Lai stance had broken through a boundary that had held for more than ten years.
The Second Palace Lord saw that golden light, saw Qing Shui's expression, and backed off without waiting for the move. Qing Shui's thrust wasn't going to be dodged this easily.
As the opponent tried to use the Dragonwolf Leap to avoid the strike, it pierced his left shoulder and then cut through half of it.
The Second Palace Lord's eyes became frightened along with a tinge of resentment. He stared at the chopped off shoulder with a pale face. This was too unexpected. As he stared blankly, a gush of fresh blood shot out.
It was good that that period didn't last for too long. The Second Palace Lord blocked the flow of blood there with his hand and held the blood vessel, waiting for the blood to stop. His face had already lost all its colour.
Qing Shui knew this wasn't only because of the loss of blood. He was unwilling, angry, despairing...
Losing one of his arms meant that he had lost a lot of his fighting strength, but Qing Shui didn't dare to be careless. He knew that even though the Second Palace lord had lost a lot of his power, the desperate measures that he might use would increase the possibility of danger more than ever.