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Book 8 Chapter 69 A Breakthrough Once Again

Sound transmissions and being able to hear sounds from several Li away were just some simple skills of the Emptiness Realm Experts. The sound was created by vibrations. Through the use of the Power of the Heavens and Earth, Emptiness Realm Experts were able to distinctly detect the sound waves within their domain. By duplicating the vibration in one’s ears, an Emptiness Realm Expert would be able to hear sounds that were up to thirty Li away.

By the same principle.

Sound transmissions happened when the Emptiness Realm Expert duplicated the vibration of his own voice and transmitted it into the other party’s ears through the use of the Power of the Heavens and Earth!

“I didn’t expect that I would become the Blazing Flame Martial Immortal.” Teng Qingshan grinned as he continued to listen.

“The Blazing Flame Martial Immortal? Haha, when the Tianfeng Martial Immortal chided him furiously above the Dreamy Cloud Ancient City, he didn’t even have the audacity to respond. He only holed up within the city. If you really want to compare, then you should compare the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal with the Tianfeng Martial Immortal. As for the Blazing Flame Martial Immortal…he’s still not up to par with Tianfeng Martial Immortal.” A hoarse voice sneered.

Teng Qingshan shook his head and continued listening.

“What are you talking about? The Tianfeng Martial Immortal came to our Dreamy Cloud Ancient City and cursed and chided loudly. Not long ago, the Blazing Flame Martial Immortal was still a Martial Saint. He had just become a Martial Immortal recently. One is someone that had just become an Emptiness Realm Expert while the other had become a Martial Immortal for over a hundred years. It’s not weird for the Tianfeng Martial Immortal to be more powerful. If I were the Blazing Flame Martial Immortal and I acknowledged the fact that I am not as strong as you, do you think I will just throw away my life just because you cursed me a few times? If I did, then I am stupid!” The rough voice said loudly. “In my opinion, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal is the embarrassing one. He is powerful, but still used such method, spurring someone on with negative remarks.”

“I think you are wrong. The Blazing Flame Martial Immortal created a mess in his territory. Should the Tianfeng Martial Immortal swallow his anger?” The hoarse voice argued.

“Hmph, the Blazing Flame Martial Immortal had already given the Tianfeng Martial Immortal face. If the Blazing Flame Martia Immortal wanted to mess with the Helian Clan, he could just raze the Helian Residence with fire and burn the several ten thousand clan members of the Helian Clan.” The rough and loud voice sounded, “The Tianfeng Martial Immortal wasn’t even grateful that the Blazing Flame Martial Immortal was lenient. Instead, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal came and mocked the Blazing Flame Martial Immortal. Doing something like that was truly undue.”

The two chatted casually while drinking.

Since the Tianfeng Martial Immortal appeared above the Dreamy Cloud Ancient City, such discussions could be heard everywhere in the Dreamy Cloud Ancient City.

Teng Qingshan grinned and said to himself, “Although the people of this world possess ordinary skills, they are not fools. Everyone in the world could tell what the Tianfeng Martial Immortal was scheming.”


Teng Qingshan looked in front at the twelve stone inscriptions of the 《Thirty-six Splitting Mountain forms》arranged in two rows, each row with a total of six pieces. “Now, both my 《Earth Element Fist》and《Metal Element Fist》have reached the eighth move, while the 《Water Element Fist》have only reached the sixth move. If I achieved another breakthrough and comprehended a type of Dao again, my control of the Power of the Heavens and Earth will increase by twenty percent. By that time, I will be able to compete with the Tianfeng Martial Immortal.”

Time went by very quickly, and three months had passed since Teng Qingshan married.

One morning, in the East Flower Garden

“Screech~~Screech~~~” The Blue Luan was spiraling back and forth and staring at Teng Qingshan, who was practicing fist arts on the lake surface. Since Teng Qingshan comprehended the Fire Elemental Dao, he was asked by the Blue Luan to practice fifteen minutes of the 《Fire Element Fist》every morning. After all, the Blue Luan’s path of cultivation was the Fire Elemental Dao.

Watching the《Fire Element Fist》was indeed of great benefit to her.

“Blue Luan, I have practiced thirty times.” Teng Qingshan looked towards Blue Luan with a smile, and the Blue Luan descended to the ground.

“Qingshan.” Li Jun stood by the lake, carrying some breakfast and tea.

Teng Qingshan smiled and with a touch on the surface of the lake, he flew to the lakeside.

“Yes. This smells good.” Teng Qingshan took a meat bun and gobbled it up. Seeing this, Li Jun couldn’t help but smile. She then cast a glance at Blue Luan, who was at the side and said, “Qingshan, the Blue Luan also said that…entering Dao through the element Fire is the one that will benefit her the most if she were to become a Phoenix. This cultivation displayed the most power as well. The other types of Dao wouldn’t be able to allow it to ultimately evolve to the utmost state of perfection, reaching the pinnacle.”

Teng Qingshan nodded.

Humans could choose any type of Dao to step into the Emptiness Realm, but demonic beasts were different!

Even if humans attained Emptiness Realm, their body would show no changes. Whether it was Teng Qingshan, or any other Emptiness Realm Experts, their bodies would still be of the human form. Their explosive physical strength would still be the same.
TLN: This is referring to purely physical strength. It’s like muscles, doesn’t include any other forces of True Origin or Supreme Force.

However, demonic beasts were different!

The strength of the demonic beast after the attainment of the Emptiness Realm depended on their evolved form.  Their entire body would go through a complete transformation!

For example, the Dragon Turtle would change from the gigantic dragon turtle to the gold-colored dragon turtle after the attainment of the Emptiness Realm.

Another example was the python. After its ability had improved, its body would also go through a slow transformation until it finally morphed into a real flood dragon! For instance, before the Flood Dragon Violet Rain, the demonic beast that instantly killed over ten thousand soldiers, attained Emptiness Realm, it was a Purple Radiant Flood Dragon, just like its descendant.

The same goes for the Blue Luan!

After the attainment of the Emptiness Realm, it would transform into the Undying Phoenix. However, it could only morph into the pinnacle state of the Undying Phoenix if it entered Dao through the Fire Element. It could only spew the most powerful flame if it entered Dao through the Fire Element! However, after it entered Dao through the Fire Element, the Undying Phoenix could continue comprehending other types of ‘Dao’ until it achieved Emptiness Realm Culmination.

Emptiness Realm Culmination was the limit of demonic beasts!

“I know. That’s why the Blue Luan always wanted to watch me practice the Fire Element Fist.” Teng Qingshan smiled and slurped the entire bowl of congee.

“Qingshan, when are we going back to the Nine Prefectures?” Li Jun suddenly asked.

“Back to the nine prefectures?” Teng Qingshan froze briefly and stared southward as he answered, “I have a feeling that another breakthrough is coming soon. We will go back after I have comprehended another type of Dao and dealt with the Tianfeng Martial Immortal. With a more powerful ability, I will have more confidence in the Nine Prefectures. After all, there are much more Emptiness Realm experts in the Nine Prefectures.”

Regarding the number of the Emptiness Realm Experts, there are already two in Yangzhou, one of the nine prefectures. Including Teng Qingshan himself, the number of Emptiness Realm Experts in Yangzhou would be three!

If Yangzhou can have three Emptiness Realm Experts, what about other prefectures? For example, it is unlikely that the location of the Emperor Yu’s Hall and the Qinling Family would have even less powerful experts than Yangzhou.

“After we return to the Nine Prefectures, the obliteration of the Qing Hu Island, establishing a sect that cultivates the Martial Internal Arts and making this sect as powerful as the Buddhist Sects and the Daoist Sects would be extremely difficult,” Teng Qingshan thought to himself. The situation of the Nine Prefectures was not as simple as that of the Duanmu Continent. After all, the Duanmu Continent only had three Emptiness Realm Experts.

Moreover, not one of the three of the Emptiness Realm Experts had reached the Emptiness Realm Culmination.

“Qingshan, what are you thinking about?” Li Jun held Teng Qingshan’s hands as she asked.

“Nothing.” Teng Qingshan, smiling, as he held his wife’s hand as well.

“No matter what, I will conquer my own world in the Land of the Nine Prefectures for Little Jun, my parents, and the others. I will kill whoever that stops me.” Teng Qingshan had restrained himself for too long. He had endured for a very long time, and this indignation would soon burst out and raise a great storm in the Nine Prefectures.

He would never forget what happened in the Great Yan Mountain.

He was unable to defend against the Supreme Sects. Qing Qing died, and he had to flee from the entire world.

“I will take revenge for what happened in the past. The first target is Qing Hu Island.” At this moment, Teng Qingshan felt that he would advance courageously and kill any beings, even gods, that blocked the path.

“Alright. Little Jun, I am going to continue practicing fist arts.”

Once again, Teng Qingshan began practicing fist arts on the lake surface. He first started with the practice of the 《Earth Element Fist》, followed by the practice of the 《Metal Element Fist》. Because the 17th-22nh forms of the 《Thirty-six Splitting Mountain Forms》were an amalgam of the Earth Elemental Dao, the Metal Elemental Dao, and the Fire Elemental Dao, Teng Qingshan was able to achieve a breakthrough in his cultivation of the 《Metal Element Fist》. He was able to create the eighth move of the 《Metal Element Fist》.

Now, both the 《Earth Element Fist》and the 《Metal Element Fist》had reached the eighth move.

Pew! Pew! Pew!

Unaware of the reason, at this moment. Teng Qingshan practiced the 《Metal Element Fist》very smoothly. Each of the moves seemed to be about to tear the heavens and earth apart.


Almost everyone in the East Flower Garden, including maids, Blue Luan, and the Whole Gale Eagle, were watching Teng Qingshan practice the 《Metal Element Fist》. At this moment, Teng Qingshan’s eyes flashed like lightning. His entire being was like a gigantic axe. Each move swung back and forth and the power displayed was fierce and astounding.

Moreover, the moves were accelerating. Teng Qingshan repeatedly struck the eight successive strikes of the《Metal Element Fist》, the imposing nature of the fists increasing each time.

“What happened to teacher?” Yang Dong looked in shock.

“Teacher seemed to be different.” Teng Shou also appeared astonished.

While the spectators were shocked:

“Breakthrough!” Teng Qingshan thundered. He lifted his right hand up high, and like the godly axe that had split the heavens and earth apart, hacked it frontward with an endlessly great force. It was as though all the obstructions and restraints were crushed, creating a path as big as the heavens.


Not a bit of the Supreme Force was used, but the entire space was twisted.

“Rumble~~~” Sharp streaks of gold-colored light swirled around Teng Qingshan like beams of swordlight.

Soon, someone appeared at the door of the East Flower Garden—The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal!

“How is this possible?” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal stared at Teng Qingshan, astounded as he said, “It has only been a few months. How-how is this possible?”

“Teacher achieved a breakthrough again?” Teng Shou and Yang Dong were stunned.

Standing on the lake surface, Teng Qingshan’s eyes flashed like lightning. His imposing manner was akin to the Sky-splitting Godly Axe. He stood there like the God of War. After attaining the Emptiness Realm for only several months, he managed to achieve breakthrough again. Actually, this was within Teng Qingshan’s expectations, since he originally wanted to attain the Emptiness Realm through the Earth Elemental Dao. It was just that the Fire Elemental Dao achieved a breakthrough first.

“I really didn’t expect…”

“It’s fine that I attained Emptiness Realm through the Fire Elemental Dao. I didn’t expect that the second Dao that I comprehended fully would actually be the ‘Metal Elemental Dao.’” Teng QIngshan was unsure whether to laugh or cry. The ‘Earth Elemental Dao’ that he had placed the most hope on actually didn’t achieve a breakthrough while the other two did.

“Metal Elemental Dao…”

Teng Qingshan was very determined.

The mental state of advancing courageously and and killing any beings, even gods, that blocked the path allowed Teng Qingshan to synchronise with the concept of the《Metal Elemental Fist》, which was why the practice of the fist art became increasingly smooth and the imposing manner became increasingly strong. Eventually, Teng Qingshan managed to strike with a move that seemed to be able to split the heavens and earth apart, crushing all obstructions and restraints!

“Qingshan, I can only say that I admire you.” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal grinned and praised as he paced on the surface of the lake, watching Teng Qingshan.

“I originally cultivated a few types of Dao simultaneously. Previously, I achieved a breakthrough in my cultivation of the Fire Elemental Dao, and now I have achieved breakthrough in my cultivation of the Metal Elemental Dao.” Teng Qingshan smiled. Of the five elements, the 《Metal Element Fist》had reached the eighth move, while the 《Water Element Fist》had only reached the sixth move. As for the 《Wood Element Fist》, He had not even created one move. He couldn’t even find the way to start the Wood Elemental Dao.

At this moment, the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal just felt so amazed and envious!

Such speed of progress was remarkable indeed.

“Older Brother Mu, the Duanmu Deity was able to control fifty percent of the Power of the Heavens and Earth when he attained the Emptiness Realm. Now, my Metal Elemental Dao has reached culmination, which means I can now control forty percent of the Power of the Heavens and Earth.” Teng Qingshan smiled.

The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal guffawed and said, “Qingshan, your previous attack had already displayed a power near forty percent of the Power of the Heavens and Earth. Now that you have achieved breakthrough again…there’s no way I can predict who the victor would be if you and the Tianfeng Martial Immortal fought. I am afraid we can only know after the fight.”

“Yes…” Teng Qingshan nodded and smiled. “I am ready. I will fight the Tianfeng Martial Immortal in three days.”

According to Teng Qingshan’s plan, he would return to the Nine Prefectures after the fight with the Tianfeng Martial Immortal!

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