AST 1767 - Life and Death Needles, Vampiric Divine Gold

Ancient Strengthening Technique

AST 1767 - Life and Death Needles, Vampiric Divine Gold

Qing Shui could sense the massive white light surging towards him, an irresistible force, savage yet holy, giving him a sense of powerlessness.

This was the Sacred Light Hit; Qing Shui had many skills, but none of them seemed to be able to withstand the blow.


Qing Shui was sent flying, but he immediately steadied himself, a trace of blood spurting out, but Qing Shui was happy, as he did not use the Paragon Golden Armor.

His bodily strength allowed him to withstand the Sacred Light Hit, most likely one of the Sacred Moon Stallion‘s sure-kill Heavenly Technique that couldn’t be used repeatedly. This excited Qing Shui despite his injuries.

Qing Shui began moving again, this time not using his Inch Force. A glint flashed in his hand.

Life and Death Needles!

Qing Shui directly took out the Life and Death Needles, One needle to save a life, one needle to take it away. Qing Shui was not intending to kill the Sacred Moon Stallion, as it was not an easy target anyway. Qing Shui simply wanted to let the Sacred Moon Stallion lose its fighting capabilities.


A single needle pierced!


Qing Shui’s attack had already slowed the Sacred Moon Stallion’s speed and reaction and though Qing Shui was injured, it was inconsequential and did not affect him at all.

Qing Shui used multiple needles next, while Sheng Jun and Muyun Qingge wanted to tag in, but Qing Shui did not allow them to enter unless he could not handle the situation any longer.

This battle gave Qing Shui countless benefits, mainly the reaction from the Yin-Yang Image, it slowed down the opponent’s attack and allowed Qing Shui to detect the movement clearly, which increased his speed by many times.

The Sacred Moon Stallion was gradually slowing down and its life force slowly seeping out, due to Qing Shui’s abilities and the wonders of the Life and Death Needles.


The Sacred Moon Stallion had become Qing Shui’s sandbag, a reversal from the start where Qing Shui was the one being pushed around.

The Sacred Moon Stallion’s breath was getting weaker, but Qing Shui did not intend to stop, waiting for a圣君(Saint) to stop him.

Landing the next hit, the Sacred Moon Stallion’s body was already splattered with bloody wounds. As Qing Shui was just about to follow-up, Sheng Jun appeared before him.

“It’s already on the verge of collapsing, let this come to an end!”

Qing Shui helplessly smiled: “Okay, you should go and tame it, that Sacred Beast Pill still has recovery effect, the rest is up to you.

“Thank you!” Sheng Jun smiled, before pointing to a glittery, rainbow-colored grass-like herb: “Go ahead, that is the Sacred Mudra Flower.”

Only as Qing Shui neared it, did he see the three-foot tall vine-like tree, at its crown grew a jade white flower, the Sacred Mudra Flower.

Qing Shui meticulously transplanted the flower along with a large chunk of soil into the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal.

Herbs were unable to survive for very long in ordinary places, much like in his past life, even Dendropanax plants exceeding 20 years of age were extraordinary treasures, as the air quality and conditions back then did not allow for long periods of growth. Even if there was nothing to ruin it, plants would wither after a given age.

In his past life, the only century-old trees Qing Shui saw were already withered, unlike in the World of the Nine Continents, where any plant could casually reach thousands or even tens of thousands of years old.

This was the effect of Spiritual Qi, if herbs were unable to absorb enough Spiritual Qi from their surroundings, they would quickly wilt.

As for the Sacred Mudra Flower, harvesting it gave it a ten-year lifespan, while not harvesting it upon maturation would cause it to quickly wilt, which was equivalent to harvesting it anyway. To preserve it, it was necessary to constantly provide it with sufficient Spiritual Qi for it to grow.

Qing Shui did not know how long his Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal could last, but it should be able to last for quite a while, given the richness of Spiritual Qi within and the supplements of the Earth Divine Stone, Dragon Slaying Beast, etc.

Only after keeping the Sacred Mudra Flower did Qing Shui feel at ease, heaving a sigh of relief, and so did Muyun Qingge.

Counting down, not even a month had passed, this was considered a miracle, as though it looked easy, it required great momentum, the Nine Continents Steps, strength, luck and other elements, all of which were crucial to obtain the Sacred Mudra Flower.

Qing Shui also obtained massive and unimaginable benefits other than the Sacred Mudra Flower.

Once he returned to the two ladies’ side, he realized that Sheng Jun had already tamed the Sacred Moon Stallion, even this holy and pure lady’s expression held an unmistakable happiness.

Qing Shui gave Sheng Jun some more medicinal pills to increase the strength of the Sacred Moon Stallion, not with any sort of intentions towards her, but as further thanks for her tip on the position of the Sacred Mudra Flower.

Qing Shui was always one to willingly repay kindness a hundredfold.

With this matter concluded, everyone returned to the Sacred Mountain, and as Qing Shui was preparing to leave with Muyun Qingge, Sheng Jun convinced them to stay for a few more days, but not for long.

Time was still plentiful, and seeing Sheng Jun’s sincerity in making them stay, he did not reject and returned to Sacred Mountain.

After a day of rest, Qing Shui and Muyun Qingge began sightseeing around the Sacred Mountain, leaving the inner regions to explore the surroundings.

“Qing Shui, Sister Jun said that there are Vampiric Demonesses there, should we go take a look?” Muyun Qingge pointed to a shrouded mountain silhouette as she asked.

This was the first proactive request that he had seen this woman make and he was also interested, so he smiled and said, “Sure, it’s still early, let’s go scour the surrounding lands, we have plenty of time.”

“I heard that Vampiric Demonesses are all as beautiful as flowers and don’t wear any clothes.” Muyun Qingge looked at Qing Shui as she winked.


Qing Shui coughed awkwardly, this woman had already said some weird stuff last night and this today, wouldn’t this be teasing? He had no idea how to respond.

Qing Shui was uncomfortable and not used to Muyun Qingge’s sudden transformation and he could not guess at women’s thoughts.

Muyun Qingge had an elegant bearing, was very dignified and virtuous. She was born a capable woman, charming yet powerful.

The reason why Qing Shui wanted to go was to meet the queen of the Vampiric Demonesses, the Vampiric Demon Queen. She was most likely an inheritor of the Demon King Inheritance.

Yet another reason was that the Vampiric Demoness Hills had a miraculous metal ore: the Vampiric Divine Gold.

Vampiric Divine Gold was one of the best forging materials, using it to forge would most likely bestow the equipment with the “bloodthirsty” effect, stealing the opponent's life force for self-recovery.

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