AST 1795 - A bit of planning, burden

Ancient Strengthening Technique

AST 1795 - A bit of planning, burden

Yuan Su smiled and nodded. After that, in a shy tone, she said something which made Qing Shui felt speechless.

“Considering the number of women you have, it’s enough for you to be fully occupied. I will tell you when I am ready to get married.”

Qing Shui patted his forehead and was very speechless. He then smiled and said in a naughty way, “Actually, you will begin to regret once you get married to someone, regret why you didn’t get married earlier. The ‘Divine Weapons’, which gods made for men and women, are made precisely to let them realize that they would become one when they mated.”

Yuan Su blushed and even her eyes were wavering. Suddenly, she embraced Qing Shui and took the initiative to kiss him. She was very active. The only issue was that she was quite immature when it came to kissing. It was not like they have never kissed before, She just wasn’t really that good at it. So many years had passed since her last kiss, and now her skill had degraded back to being immature.

They were at the entrance of her manor; The whole place was quite quiet. However, it was not as safe as he thought. After a while of kissing her, Qing Shui felt an urge to eat her up. Qing Shui knew that she might stop feeling lonely if he made her his wife. As long as she became his woman, she would be able to fully blend into the family.

But right at this moment, Yuan Su pushed Qing Shui away and said, “Somehow, I didn’t really manage to feel anything.”

However, when she saw Qing Shui with his fierce disposition, he seemed like he was about to charge towards her, she quickly said, “I was kidding… Actually, it feels great…..”

Yuan Su quickly ran away after she said it. Qing Shui on the other hand, licked his lips as he felt the fragrance around his mouth. He soon walked towards the other courtyard. Prior to this, he has informed his children to wait for him there.

There was still a while before the designated time. However, upon arrival, Qing Shui realized that all his children were already there. Certainly, the younger ones weren’t included in it. Even if Qing Xiu wanted to come, he wouldn’t have been able to make it.



As soon as Qing Shui entered the room, he was greeted by these screams before they turned into laughing noises. Qing Shui stared at his children. Without himself noticing, he already held the father position now.

The title father was no doubt a heavy title, particularly when he looked at Qing Zun, Qing Yin and the others. Though they had all grown up, he still felt that he shouldered quite a huge responsibility. If he had been alone, he would be more relaxed and needed to only care about his living expenses.

With attachments and concerns came responsibilities. Actually, everyone needed this kind of responsibilities. Everyone would often live their life around concerns, either being the one who received the concern from others or the one who showed concern for others.

It wasn’t always the case that a person who chose to follow a solitary path would have a relaxed life. In their case, it was more likely that they would feel lonely. Though family might be a burden, it also bestowed a person with many, many things. They were things which one could never obtain no matter what one used to exchange them. They were things which money could never measure. In other words, priceless.

Qing Shui smiled as he patted their shoulders; He was silent. Along his journey, some of his children had once lived with him for a period of time. There were a lot of memories which they have created together. However, there were also some whom he hadn’t really spent much time with.

Qing Long, back when Qing Shui first left, he was still a small child. Now, he was already ten years old. He knew very little about Qing Shui. Qing Teng, Qing Nuo, and Yan Lang were also the same.

Qing Shui approached Qing Teng, Qing Nuo and Yan Lang. Yan Lang was Yehuang Guwu’s child, whereas Qing Teng and Qing Nuo were the children of Wenren Wu-shuang and Di Qing respectively. They born only about ten days away from each other.

Though Qing Shui hadn’t interacted with them for a long time, he could sense that Qing Teng was more of an introvert. He had clear and stubborn eyes. In fact, Qing Shui could feel that this child didn’t seem to like him as much.

It was also not a matter of whether he liked him or not, he just didn’t seem to be excited to meet him. Though in the beginning, he seemed to be really happy after he saw him, it didn’t take long for him to recover back to his normal state of mind. Today, he didn’t seem particularly excited to meet Qing Shui either.

Qing Nuo, on the other hand, was more cheerful. Right now, she was happily holding Qing Shui’s hand. She was currently the youngest daughter in the Qing Clan. Basically, everyone would love her.

Yan Lang, on the other hand, gave Qing Shui the impression that he was a little brat. He first greeted Qing Shui with a cheerful smile; when Yan Lang met him before, he started talking about random stuffs to him. However, he possessed tranquil eyes.

Qing Shui could see a bit of Yehuang Guwu’s shadow in this brat. Though it wasn’t really that obvious, it could easily be confirmed that he received his genes from Yehuang Guwu.

“Daddy, have you ever met anyone who is capable of defeating you?” Yan Lang asked curiously.

“You little brat, in this world, there will always be someone who is even more powerful than yourself. No one would dare to say that they are invincible.” Qing Shui flicked his forehead.

As for Qing Zun and Qing Yin, they were considerably older than the others. Qing Teng, Qing Nuo, and Qing Long were children roughly at the age of ten. The only thing Qing Shui did for them were Constitution Nurturing. Other than that, he hadn’t helped them much. Nevertheless, his return this time was also quite crucial for their well being.

As usual, it was of importance that Qing Shui helped Qing Zun, Qing Yin, and Qing Ming. The reason was this time, they were aiming to reach the Martial Emperor grade. This was yet another crucial stage for them.

With so many people around, though he couldn’t help all of them at once, Qing Shui still made them took the Meridians Medicinal Pill first and told them to refine it. After that, he told Qing Zun and Qing Ming to follow him to the hidden room.

He immediately unlocked their potential with the Life and Death Needle.

After that, he began using the Nine Revolution Golden Pellet and Ren Meridian Strengthening Pill to stimulate their bodies.

Qing Shui also used the Five Elements Divine Needle to protect their mind.


This method was one of the most reserved ways of getting them to reach their peak. Or rather, something similar to that. Though it was the sort of strength that was forced out of a person’s body, but it also helped them.

Qing Zun and Qing Ming’s Origin Qi was like a demonic beast which had starved for half a month, then it met a sheep. The Qi began running wild within their body and was vigorously scuttling back and forth their meridians. The meridians which the Qi passed through had been forcefully opened up.

Qing Shui was using his Heavenly Vision Technique to observe the changes taking place within their body. He constantly stabilized and restored their meridians with the Five Elements Divine Needle. However, despite his efforts their meridians were still expanding. The excruciating pain they felt caused them to clench their teeth.

Qing Zun and Qing Ming believed in their father; they chose to hold the pain with their teeth clenched tightly.

Threads after threads of bloody grey substances, started emerging from their body. The air was filled with a fishy smell. When Qing Shui saw the grey substances, he let out a sigh of relief knowing that he succeeded.


Two clear and loud noises came through almost at the same time. The formidable Origin Qi within the two’s meridians was like a huge blocked river stream. This river stream eventually managed to find other openings and quickly restored the water level. By the time everything quieted down, Qing Shui had already left. He knew that the two broke through. Thus, the effect could be considered decent. This was a crucial stage for them. Once they stepped over it, in the future, a flat road would lie ahead of them.

After both Qing Zun and Qing Ming had recovered from the shock, they discovered the unpleasant smell around their body. Hence, they immediately rushed into the toilet. Situations like this have happened countless times. Back then when Qing Shui helped cleansed their bodies, similar scenes had also appeared before. The removal of impurities from their body would bring forth huge benefits to them.

When Qing Shui was out, he helped Qing Yin, Qing Yu, and the others before moving on to aid Qing Teng, Qing Nuo, Yan Lang, and the remaining other people to cleanse their body. Without noticing, the sky had begun to turn dark.

When the sky was starting to turn dark, Qing Shui entered the realm. Because he wouldn’t be sleeping at night, if he didn’t enter the realm now, he would basically miss his chance to do so today. As of now, Qing Shui would definitely not miss out any opportunities to enter the realm, even if he didn’t spend all six hours of his time limit within it. In any case, he would still ensure that he spent at least an hour in the realm.

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