AST 1713 - Xuan Clan, Shoddy Scheme?

Ancient Strengthening Technique

AST 1713 - Xuan Clan, Shoddy Scheme?

The provocation intents behind those words were far too strong. It would be fine if it was an ordinary person, but how could an ordinary person be able to come here in the first place? Moreover, Qing Shui was also able to sense the opponent's aura. This person was much weaker than Qing Shui. After all, during this period of time, the increment to his strength had basically placed him at the very top amongst those around his age.

He still had confidence in himself.

"I'm Qi Deng. I happened to pass by and thus came." The thin man looked at Qing Shui and smiled.

"Oh. Since you’re here, you're one of our guests." Qing Shui smiled and replied.

Qing Shui's intentions were also very clear. 'You had come uninvited, but since you're here, we'll treat you as a guest. However, you should also act like one.'

The people around them had started to murmur amongst themselves.

"What's the matter with that table? Why are they so undiscerning? They don't even care about what place this is. Aren't they courting death to be looking for trouble here?"

"That's right. There are too many people like that. They really don't know any better just because they are a little stronger than normal."

"The Lord Guardian doesn't stoop to their level, but shouldn’t they learn to be a little more self-aware?"


Qing Shui didn't want to create any trouble either. After all, Today was his son's baby shower and it would be best to keep the celebration in a happy mood. If there something were to happen, they could deal with it at a later time. Moreover, he really did not care about the other party nor did he feel that infuriated.

Qing Shui didn't know who the other party was and he was not interested in finding out. He didn't know why the opposite party was trying to find trouble for him. He didn’t have any recollection of meeting this man before. The other person must have been asked by someone else to do this.

Qing Shui thought of the disagreement with the Wavemoon Cavern previously. However, the people here shouldn't be a match for him and he didn't know why they had come.

"That's right. We're guests. But you, as the host, aren't coming to offer a toast to everyone. Why is that? Are you looking down on us?" The thin and weak looking man continued speaking in an eccentric voice.

By now, everyone could tell that this man was here to cause troubles. Qing Shui frowned. He wasn't willing to disrupt the mood of the party, but that didn't mean that he was afraid of trouble. He looked at the man and continued to smile as he said, "We've never met before. There's no need to beat about the bush. Go on and answer me. Who sent you here?"

"Haha. Who sent me here? Who do you think is capable of commanding me?" The thin and weak man laughed out loud with great vigor while his face was turning increasingly red. 


His laughter got even more louder and his face progressively red. Qing Shui sensed that the other party's breathing was messed up and his vitality was seeping away rapidly. Before Qing Shui could make a decision in time, the man's laughter suddenly came to a stop.


Qing Shui now felt that something was wrong. Looking at the man who was now completely silent, before Qing Shui could say anything, the other people at the table suddenly stood up, "Young Master! Young Master! What's the matter?"

Qing Shui now knew that this was a plot and he was the target. In this world of cultivators, everything depended on one's strength. Was there really a need for such a simple scheme like this?

Qing Shui suddenly remembered what the man had said, "Who sent me here? Who do you think is capable of commanding me?"

Qing Shui's eyes narrowed. At this moment, a gentle-looking man at that table lifted his head and glared at Qing Shui, "You caused the death of our Young Master. You can wait for the Xuan Clan to come seeking revenge!"

Xuan Clan?

Qing Shui remembered it. He was wondering what had happened. At first, it was the sudden engagement of Qing Hanye. It was enough trouble with the Watermoon Cavern, but it hadn't been long before he came into contact with the Wavemoon Cavern. Moreover, there had been some disagreements then.

And now, there was the appearance of a Xuan Clan. The Xuan Clan was a unique existence in this ocean domain. A clan with an ancient legacy. It was said that their ancestor was a huge Xuan Snake that could engulf the Dragon Clan. Their clan had powerful blood flowing through them and had mysterious powers.

The Xuan Clan wouldn't lose out to the Watermoon Cavern and the Wavemoon Cavern. However, the people from the Xuan Clan were very vicious, just like actual venomous snakes. No one was willing to offend the Xuan Clan.

Qing Shui didn't have much involvement with the Xuan Clan, nor had he met anyone from there before.

"Xuan Clan, I've never met anyone from the Xuan Clan before in my life. Are you guys doing this intentionally?" Qing Shui bellowed out unhappily.

He knew this very clearly but had also said this out loud so that the people around them would know. Using the power of words to make it such that the rumors would be more in his favor. Qing Shui's principle was such that if people didn't offend him, he wouldn't do anything back to them. One must always be reasonable.

"Intentionally? You’re saying that we're intentionally making a joke with our Young Master's life? With our Young Master dead, do you think that we'll be able to keep our lives? Brothers, let's fight it out with him. He's the one who caused the death of our Young Master! We must avenge our Young Master!" The gentle-looking middle-aged man said, seemingly angry. However, Qing Shui could clearly see the coldness and serenity in the depth of this man's eyes.

‘There's something wrong with this guy.’ Qing Shui thought.

"Then do explain for me. How on earth did I cause the death of your Young Master?" Qing Shui boldly said.

The gentle-looking man eventually looked toward the wine the dead man had drunk. Then, as if he had been prepared for this, he took out a silver needle and placed it into the bowl. The silver needle instantly glistered in a brilliant black.

"There was poison!"

The people in the surroundings broke out into a commotion.

"You said it yourself. What feud did our Xuan Clan have against you? To think that you would stoop down to such low means to deal with our Young Master."

Before the man finished his words, the body of the thin and weak man had already started to turn black. It was the sign of a strong poison.

This method was so childish. There were no changes to Qing Shui's expressions. However, it was effective. Right now, Qing Shui was able to guess that this man was the one who had poisoned the guy.

However, Qing Shui didn't know why he chose this method.

Just then, another ten over people gushed in, with a slightly old man in the lead. He seemed tall and powerful, but also vicious. A middle-aged man was next to him and kept on talking about something to the old man.

From the look of his expression, it was clear that this old man wasn't in a good mood. When the gentle-looking man from earlier noticed them, he walked over, trembling in fear. "Third Master, Xuan Tong..."

"Speak up. Who caused his death?" The old man's voice was cold and stiff.

Qing Shui assessed the old man and the people behind him, out of which there were only one old man and three middle-aged looking men. The rest were all young-looking males. Of course, It was likely that those young men were all very much older compared to Qing Shui.

"He was the one who poisoned the Young Master!" The gentle-looking man turned and pointed at Qing Shui.

The old man threw Qing Shui a glance before looking back at the gentle-looking man. His eyes were sharp as blades, as if he wanted to see through this man.

Although the gentle-looking man was very nervous and scared of this old man’s gaze, he didn't try to avoid it. He knew that if he were to show any weaknesses, he would suffer a fate that was worse than death.

After a while, the old man drew back his gaze and the gentle-looking man heaved a sigh of relief, rejoicing a little.

The old man looked at Qing Shui, "Did you truly kill my grandson?"

"We've never met before and I didn’t know you guys before this, including those people over there. Can you tell me what reasons I have for killing him?" Qing Shui had calmed down by now.

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