AST 1705 - Dragon Claw Crushing Gold Chant at the Small Success Stage

Ancient Strengthening Technique

AST 1705 - Dragon Claw Crushing Gold Chant at the Small Success Stage

Qing Shui didn't know what had happened when he entered the state where he forgot everything around him as he was in the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal. However, during the time he was performing the Dragon Claw Crushing Gold Chant, there was an indescribable sense of mastery and proficiency.

Although Qing Shui didn't exert force, nor did he overuse the Origin Qi and spiritual energy in his body, he could sense that the power that he had struck out seemed to be very powerful. There was an amazing impactful force. 

It was like the feeling of the shield bash, giving the feeling that it could destroy everything.


A soft sound rang out but Qing Shui didn't stop and just continued on. His force was getting gradually stronger but it was being held onto and not released, contained within a radius of one foot around him.

If someone was around, they would be able to see the air movements around Qing Shui very clearly. It was like a vortex or a typhoon, seeming light yet also as if it had a fierce tearing force.

Qing Shui thought of the Dragon Claw Crushing Gold Chant's amazing use - an impactful attack that neglected defense. Of course, neglecting the defense didn't mean that it was completely neglected, but only a small portion of it.


Another sound rang out. Although it wasn't very loud, it could be clearly heard, especially to Qing Shui. At the same time, another acupuncture point in his body seemed to have been cleared.

In the past, most of Qing Shui's acupuncture points and meridian channels had been cleared. However, he had always noticed that there were countless acupuncture points and meridian channels in the human body. As a person got stronger, more of these would appear. It wasn't as if they had increased in numbers, but just that previously, one hadn't reached the point where they would present themselves. 

Qing Shui's body continued to emit sounds ceaselessly in a quick-fire succession.


After Qing Shui abruptly threw out a punch, he felt astonished. It was because he felt that his body had gone through some small and strange changes. It was as if his entire body was now much more coordinated. He continued to hold onto the circle around him without releasing, but the force darted out a lot further than it had before.

Small success stage!

Qing Shui didn't know how to think of this. His Nine Yang Dragon Soul had yet to attain the small success stage yet his Dragon Claw Crushing Gold Chant had already reached it. Was this a good or a bad thing?

There was nothing in the Dragon Form which said that he had to cultivate the Nine Yang Dragon Soul first, nor that without cultivating the Nine Yang Dragon Soul, one couldn't cultivate the Dragon Claw Crushing Gold Chant. Thinking of this made him feel a lot better.

He sunk deep into his consciousness and looked at the ability of the Dragon Claw Crushing Gold Chant which had reached the small success stage.

Dragon Claw Crushing Gold Chant: Small success stage. Can neglect 10% of all defense to deal a strong impact on the target. It can neglect all difference in abilities and can be merged into any fist arts or stances using weapons.

Looking at this, Qing Shui was extremely happy. After all, his current abilities required the use of the Golden Battle Halberd for them to be displayed. Without the Golden Battle Halberd, this move wouldn't have much effect. The stronger one was, the stronger their weapons would be. However, it was extremely hard for one to get their hands on Divine Weapons. Despite so, there were still Legendary and False God Weapons.

He considered himself to had achieved a small success today. With the appearance of the Dragon Form—the final form of the Nine Animals Mimicry Technique—the Ancient Strengthening Technique had reached the final Heavenly Layer. At the very least, Qing Shui felt that this should be the last Heavenly Layer. 

Qing Shui then thought of the Portraits of Beauty. 11 out of 12 of them had already appeared. He didn't know if the last one would appear and if he would encounter her or not.

Qing Shui had no idea if Qing Hanye was one of them. The Eldest Princess, Yehuang Guwu, and the others... He now believed that the 12 Portraits of Beauty should represent 12 types of Divine Bodies!

He practiced for a while more before coming to a stop. Although it was only at the small success stage right now, what amazed Qing Shui was that he could already implement it into the Nine Stances of Ancient Divine Battle Technique and perform it through the Golden Battle Halberd. 

In the path of martial arts, clearing one path leads to many other paths being revealed. It could be because he had inherited the Dragon Form. No matter what, this was a good thing and was worth being happy about.

When he returned to the room, Yiye Jiange had already prepared breakfast. They had some simple food and had just finished when the Sunset Palace Mistress and Muyun Qingge walked in.

"Qing Shui, Jiange, we've got news. Do you want to know about it?" The Sunset Palace Mistress smiled and said as she headed to take a look at Qing Xiu.

Both herself and Muyun Qingge were the child's godmothers. Back then, nothing was said about it, but they now felt a little awkward to have formed a connection with Qing Shui. After all, some things had happened and the others knew that the Sunset Palace Mistress liked Qing Shui.

"What news?" Qing Shui asked.

"Our people found an ancient desolate beast, the Hell Tigon, in a deep pool 100,000 li away from here." The Sunset Palace Mistress went straight to the point.

"Hell Tigon?" Qing Shui was stunned as well. He knew about the existence of these ancient desolate beasts. There weren't many of them, but they were all extremely powerful. The Hell Tigon which the Sunset Palace Mistress mentioned was a real ancient desolate beast.

Real ancient desolate beasts were extremely powerful. The reason that made Qing Shui surprised was that it was by itself. It might have been an ancient desolate beast that appeared in this area. What he was looking forward to was its value.

There was an Essence Crimson Pellet in the bodies of ancient desolate beasts—the Desolate Beast Pellet. This thing can let cultivators get stronger tremendously and the increment was for the permanent strength. Although it might not be a lot, the important point was that the increment was stable. It also had the effect of stabilizing the foundation.

This was the greatest effect. For most people, when having reached this level, their foundations would more or less restrict themselves from being able to get even stronger. The human body has a powerful self-adjustment ability and if one's foundation wasn't stable or was not stable enough, their strength would reach a bottleneck.

The use of the Desolate Beast Pellet was primarily to build on the foundation. The increment to one's strength was limited and secondary. Most importantly, anyone would be able to eat it. There were demands but no supply for the Desolate Beast Pellet. No one would sell it since not just anyone could get their hands on it.

The way the Desolate Beast Pellet built onto one's foundation would in a way, increase one's strength. Stabilizing the foundation, calming the mind, increasing the willpower and spirit energy, reducing the chances of Qi Deviation, greatly increasing the body's power...

This thing was very rare and it was also differentiated by quality. The more powerful the ancient desolate beasts, the greater the value of their Desolate Beast Pellets. Only desolate beasts with the Desolate Beast Pellet would be considered true desolate beasts. The Desolate Beast Pellet could be added into medicine to be refined into a powerful Constitution Nurturing Pill.

"How strong is this desolate beast? Can we deal with it?" Qing Shui knew that since the Sunset Palace Mistress had come, it should mean that they should be able to handle it.

"Early Divine Grade. However, the Hell Tigon's Heavenly Technique is very powerful, so we must be careful. It's the closest to our area and no matter the reason, we must remove it." Muyun Qingge spoke up.

"When are we acting on it?" Yiye Jiange smiled and asked.

"Tomorrow. But Jiange, you mustn't go. Stay at home and take care of our little kid here." The Sunset Palace Mistress chuckled.

Qing Shui rubbed his nose. It sounded as if this was the child between the Sunset Palace Mistress and Yiye Jiange.

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