AST 1796 - Qing Shui’s Second Divine Tribulation

Ancient Strengthening Technique

AST 1796 - Qing Shui’s Second Divine Tribulation

As soon as Qing Shui entered the realm, he felt that it was a bit different compared to before. As to which part was different, he himself wasn’t clear about it. There seemed to be an unusual energy flowing within his body.

He observed the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal that has developed. The fragrance in the air was very alluring; Its surrounding was covered with flourishing life. All around, the colorful medicinal herbs were emitting powerful vitality.

The Jade Emperor Bees could be seen flying around the sky. The Gold-Silver Colored Butterfly was also flying alongside them. By now, the couple brought together by destiny was also considered to be the existences which rivaled god in the realm. Often, they would travel around together.

Qing Shui had never let them joined the fights before; They were also able to go in and out of the realm as they pleased. For instance, in Qing Clan, they could go out of the realm and fly around its courtyard. They weren’t exactly that strong, but they also seemed to have no issues protecting themselves.

Because they looked good and pretty, usually, no one would try to hurt them. Hence, Qing Shui wasn’t particularly worried about it. By then, even if they were in danger, they could still contact Qing Shui to go and save them.

The Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant, Dark Phoenix as well as the Dragon Spider were all left behind at the Sunset Seaking Palace by Qing Shui. He left on his own as he believed that the presence of the three powerful beasts could be of help to them.

Qing Shui was casually walking around the realm while looking at all the things which belonged to him. They were also his own foundation. The realm itself was his treasure room. Even the bracelets or holy necklace were unable to catch up with its powerful concept of time.

With the support of its abundant Spiritual Qi for the medicinal herbs, any medicinal herbs would be able to survive within the realm, this included some which were very hard to grow in real life. Even some of the medicinal herbs, which only had the usage of one time, could possibly be used more than once when grown inside the realm.

The Spring of Life, Spiritual Medicinal Beasts, Flower of Life and also the Nine-Petal Lotus which came after…...

Without himself noticing, a long time has passed. Qing Shui began practicing the Taichi Fist. This was one of the priorities which Qing Shui must do whenever he was in the realm. Slowly, he practiced them without ever getting bored of it.

It has been a long time since his Taichi Fist grade got promoted. Its grade had already surpassed the limit that an average person could reach for now. Hence, even he himself wasn’t exactly sure what realm he was at.

His figure had no rhythm at all. Despite that, he was able to move in and out in a natural and unforced manner. They looked very elegant, yet they also retained their firmness. However, just by looking at it, one would at the same time be given the impression that his movements were very gentle.

In other words, his movements were a mixture of firmness and flexibility.

Just like this, two hours passed. Right at the moment when Qing Shui was about to stop, the feeling, that he sensed from his body since the beginning, suddenly grew more and more intense. All of a sudden, the sky was also filled up with surging purple clouds.

A tribulation!

Qing Shui lifted his head to look at the layer of clouds that were constantly getting thicker and thicker. He could even see the rumbling thunders hiding within those layers of clouds. The traumatic scene caused Qing Shui to feel a bit numb.

However, instead of feeling all nervous, he was actually more excited. After all, the fastest way to increase the strength, was by experiencing a tribulation and allowing his body to bath in the rumbling thunders.

‘This should be a False God Tribulation, could it be a False God Tribulation to reach the Second Divine Grade?’ thought Qing Shui.

Qing Shui felt that it should be something like that. Could it be that in the future, he would also experience a tribulation for every breakthrough in the Divine level?

Qing Shui was unable to figure it out after thinking about it. He immediately stood up in the sky as he waited for the thunders to drop.


A thunder with the thickness of a finger struck Qing Shui and instantaneously sunk into his body.

Qing Shui didn’t feel the slightest discomfort from it, so much so that he found it a bit enjoyable. However, this small amount of thunder was immediately sucked into his body.

Training his physical body!

Alternately, it was also called a skin coat. The reason why swords and spears couldn’t penetrate through him was because his skin coat was very powerful. The things which came after were the meridians, bones, and blood.

Thunders could be seen dropping one after another in the air. At the same time, it was also slowly getting thicker and thicker. By now, it was already at the thickness of Qing Shui’s arms. The interval of each thunder was also becoming shorter and shorter. Qing Shui slowly revolved the strength across his body and grasped the opportunity to absorb as much thunder as he could to increase his strength.

His physical body was very strong, hence, he was very confident in himself. If he made it through, the Second Divine Grade could significantly improve his bones and meridians. Simultaneously, he would also become a lot more powerful. After all, Second Divine Grade should be a milestone away from its first grade. In fact, there was a huge gap between a peak First Divine Grade warrior and a beginner Second Divine Grade warrior.


Two lightning with the thickness of an arm struck down from the sky. Almost immediately, it turned into three lightning. With that happening, Qing Shui knew it was finally game time. This should be a wave which consisted of powerful bolts of lightning.

Prior to this, he had only experienced one tribulation. However, he had seen many people going through it before. Even if the tribulation he was experiencing now might be different, the difference should be minor.

It didn’t take longer than fifteen minutes and each thunder, which came from the sky, were already like the violet web of lightning now.

Qing Shui was left with disheveled hair; he seemed a bit exhausted. However, deep down, he was aware that nothing was wrong with him. This tiny bits of lightning were insignificant to actually hurt him.

After fifteen minutes, the lightning began to strike more infrequently. After that, it once again went back to only a few lightning strikes at a time.

Deep down, Qing Shui let out a sigh of relief. But right after he did so, the lightning suddenly grew to be as thick as his thigh. Though it only struck once, Qing Shui knew that this should be the second wave.

Though this was within Qing Shui’s expectation, he never expected for the second wave to come so fast. In any case, it could have given him some time to catch a break.

Following on, Qing Shui finally learned what a ferocious outbreak was supposed to be like.

The lightning in the sky could only be described as terrifying. The concentrated bolts of lightning were like a huge ocean, which found a number of holes at the same time to leak their seawaters. The lightning surged with an imposing manner, even he found it hard to catch a breath.

Deep down, Qing Shui was cursing. ‘What the heck was going on?’ Other people managed to go through their tribulations fairly easily, so why would it be so terrifying when it was his turn? Despite his powerful body, even he began to find it a bit exhausting, and yet it was still continuing… What tricks would his tribulations continue to pull off later on?

Tribulation, in other words, it meant putting one’s own life at stake. From what he was experiencing at the moment, this might truly be the case. Though other people’s tribulation might not be that powerful, they were carrying the same amount of risk as himself. Since his body was slightly more powerful, the tribulation he went through should also be more powerful. This was all fair for everyone.

With that being the case, Qing Shui had begun to feel a bit nervous. However, what made him felt slightly at peace was his ability to recover and also his endurance. Normally, people who experienced tribulations failed as a result of insufficient energy and couldn’t follow the pace of the test.

“The f***!?”

As of now, Qing Shui was already at his limit. He couldn’t help but start throwing out foul languages... The concentrated lightning from before, with thickness of a thigh was just over. By that time, Qing Shui was no longer enjoying the lightning. He felt that his body was already at his limit. But beyond his expectation, a lightning with the thickness of a water bucket was actually coming down towards him.

Qing Shui quivered from that lightning strike. By now, he began to feel that he might be in trouble. If this wasn’t the final wave of lightning, Qing Shui felt that he might really be in a difficult situation.

Two, three, four…...

The amount of lightning gradually increased. Each time it struck Qing Shui, he would feel as if his soul was shaking. Thankfully, he could still withstand the pain physically. After all, for the time being, the lightning has yet to get too concentrated. However, the clothes he was wearing had already turned into dust.

Luckily, the material used to make the Nine Continents Boots was very powerful. Until now, it was still perfect with no scratches on. If the Nine Continents Boots had really been damaged, Qing Shui would have regretted his decision for life…..

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