Ancient Strengthening Technique - AST 2479 - Headquarters? Demon City, Divine City[Updated at: 2021-01-11 10:11:17]
AST 2479 - Headquarters? Demon City, Divine City
There was naturally no way Qing Shui would handover the Yang Stone. The other party weren’t good people and had even tried to make use of him earlier. To think that they were trying to set their eyes on him just because they weren’t able to team up. Did he look so much like a pushover?
Qing Shui spoke very calmly. The Four Directions Clan were quite strong, but it wouldn’t be that easy for them to lay their hands on him.
West Rendu was very surprised over Qing Shui’s words. He naturally believed that the junior in his clan wouldn’t lie to him. He continued to smile warmly at Qing Shui, saying, “You’re saying that you’re planning to keep our thing for yourself?”
“I said that you’re mistaken. I don’t have anything that belongs to your clan. Do you think that I’m a pushover just because I’m not from this place?” Qing Shui looked at West Rendu and asked.
“Our Four Directions Clans won’t stoop down to bullying others, but we won’t let others bully us either. Don’t force me to make a move as It wouldn’t be good for any of us.”
“Unreasonable!” Qing Shui shook his head.
West Rendu’s countenance turned grim. He looked at Qing Shui without blinking and took a step forward. Intense pressure gushed out toward Qing Shui, and there seemed to be wind in the air that gathered crazily. Eventually, a strong gale that was like that of a tornado went charging out toward Qing Shui.
“Trifling tricks!” Qing Shui took one step forward.
The tornado-like aura dissipated. However, West Rendu reached out his hand from afar and grabbed out toward Qing Shui. “Take a few attacks from me.”
Wind God Hand!
West Rendu’s palm launched a Heavenly Technique. It was very big and long, and was also very fast. It contained terrifying powers and also had some amazing uses. It integrated into one with the wind in the sky and had exceptional speed, darting about.
Heavenly Vision Technique!
Qing Shui moved his hands in a simple wave, swaying casually.
To be exact, this hand technique was no longer one that could be properly classified. In the past, it had been Cloud Hands, but thereafter, it evolved to only have a basic form of the Cloud Hands and then eventually losing all form entirely. Great Dao was a stage of simplifying things. This casual hand movement included the Berserk Dragon Fist, Taichi, Back Connecting Fist, Yu Emperor Fist,Solitary Rapid Fist…
Even the Mountain Push Stance, the Saintly Hands, and the Soft-Tendon Hand Technique had been incorporated in. Despite there being so many things incorporated together, it appeared extremely simple and casual.
Neither party backed off. They immediately drew back their hands upon contact and then strike again. This was a form of probing and then followed by a close exchange.
Densely-packed explosive sounds rang out in the sky as both of their hands got into a tangle. If any mistakes were to happen, they would be slapped by the opponents to the state where their bones and tendons would break.
“I’ve underestimated you.” West Rendu looked at Qing Shui in surprise. This guy was younger than him, yet his strength was astonishing. Although he had yet to use his full powers, it should be the same for the other party as well.
“I have no intention to make enemies, nor do I wish to fight such a meaningless battle. It’d be easy for me to kill you. If you don’t have any treasures that can save your life, then don’t come and fight against me.” Qing Shui gave it some thought before looking at West Rendu and said.
West Rendu was a proud person and when he heard Qing Shui saying that it’d be easy for Qing Shui to kill him, his countenance was extremely grim. However, he could tell that Qing Shui didn’t seem to be joking and this made him very hesitant. After all, this matter concerned his life. Despite so, it’d be extremely shameful to be scared off by just a few words.
West Rendu was very hesitant, but at this moment, Qing Shui smiled and said, “You can choose to not believe me. To be honest, I’m not fearful toward you guys at all. It’s very easy for me to kill you and yet I can still make a clean retreat. I’m planning to leave this place. My target is the extreme north.”
“Rendu, come back. Let this youngster and his group leave.” An old man walked out and said.
“Grandfather!” West Rendu backed off and called out softly.
“Our Four Directions Clans have been offending you. Please don’t hold it against us,” the old man said seriously.
Qing Shui looked at this old man and greeted, “Hello Sir. I’ll thank you for letting us pass then.”
“I wouldn’t dare to accept your thanks. Please, go ahead!”
Qing Shui nodded and led the group to leave this place.
“Grandfather, why did you let them leave?” West Rendu held great admiration for his grandfather and had always been abiding toward him. He had been baffled earlier, but yet he still listened to the old man’s instructions without any hesitation. After Qing Shui left, he couldn’t help but ask.
“He is an Innate Born Paragon. Thus, it won’t do us any good to offend him. He wants to head to the extreme north where The Paragon God Hall is. He might have come from there,” the old man said softly.
Many people fell silent and entered deep in thought. This old man from the West Clan was an Old Ancestor-level character even amongst the Four Directions Clans. He had the most experience and when the others couldn’t decide on certain matters, they would seek his advice.
Qing Shui had no idea why the old man would let him leave. He wouldn’t think that the old man had been scared off by him. Since the old man allowed him to leave, it was for the best. He wasn’t afraid that they would come up with any tricks.
“Boss, why do you think they chose to let us off?” Hao Tian smiled and asked.
“Boss is a demonic character. That old man should have his unique ways to assess people and must have seen that boss is very exceptional. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have let us off.” Ling Chen smiled and said.
Qing Shui shook his head, not knowing what to say.
This old man was special. He had a special ability—the Wisdom Eye. This allowed him to see through people who were terrifyingly strong even if his cultivation wasn’t high. He had seen two of such people in this lifetime, across several centuries, and Qing Shui was the third. The previous two had both become extremely strong existences that the Four Directions Clans couldn’t afford to offend. Furthermore, he felt that Qing Shui seemed to be even more terrifying compared to the other two he had encountered previously. This was also the reason why the old man made this decision.
Qing Shui felt a little lost after leaving the Four Directions Region. The Nine Suns Domain was bigger than the Nine Moons Domain, and this was the greatest pinnacle in the nine continents. It was the most prosperous, and there were countless clans who had a long history in martial arts. There were also countless dynasties and countries. The Nine Continents Martial Association, Nine Continents Food Residence, and other organizations could be seen everywhere as well.
The Four Directions Domain was considered to be an inconspicuous place, being just a small area at the Nine Suns Domain’s borders.
"What a big river!" Qing Shui looked at the river in front of him, unable to find words to describe it.
This was a river and not a sea, yet it was even more well-known compared to the sea. Furthermore, it was a legendary existence—the Nine Suns Divine River.
This river was too big, even bigger than ordinary seas. Its length and width were both unknown. This river extended out across the entire Nine Suns Domain and was an important water domain in the Nine Suns Domain.
There was a faint gold color in the river’s water and it tasted sweet, filled with fish and prawns. It was also so deep that one couldn’t see the depths of it. It was said that there was a huge underwater world at the bottom, but they would be situated in specialized areas and would appear in the depths of the rivers. As this river was too wide, even more so than big seas, the dangers would also be in the depths of the river.
There were many boats and ships on the river, pulled by demonic beasts in the water. Some people traveled directly while riding on the demonic beasts. This was like an extremely wide pathway, but weak people wouldn’t dare to venture too deep into it. After all, it was too dangerous.
"Where shall we go? There are too many places, and this place is too big." Hao Tian clicked his tongue and sighed as he looked at the map.
“Look, this is the Demon City and this is the Divine City. There are also other places such as Martial City. These places should be where the Demon Gate’s and Divine Palace’s headquarters are located. We should head to the Divine City.” Qing Shui looked at the place that was slightly north on the Nine Suns Domain, but it wasn’t in the extreme north.