AST 1797- Second Divine Grade, Three Hundred and Thirty Thousand Dao Force

Ancient Strengthening Technique

AST 1797- Second Divine Grade, Three Hundred and Thirty Thousand Dao Force

Very soon, Qing Shui realized the terrifying aspect of Lightning Tribulations. The amount of lightning that was striking down was unbelievable. How could these bolts of lightning be so concentrated and also so thick at the same time?

Qing Shui has never been this exhausted before. The clothes he was wearing were long gone. Some had even become useless pieces of clothing. His body was also covered up in bruises and occasionally, grey spots could be seen across it.

The Lightning Tribulation had the effect of cleansing the impurities. This also came out as a huge surprise. With Qing Shui’s current body physique, it could be deduced that there were very little impurities across his body. The amount of impurities in one’s body could be determined by looking at its color as well as its temperature.

If the impurities were colored in black with high temperature, it would mean that the person’s body had a lot of impurities. On the other hand, if the color looked lighter, it would be the other way around. However, this didn’t really have much to do with one’s strength.

Qing Shui remembered the impurities which came out of his wives bodies. Their impurities were grey-colored even if it was the first time he helped them cleansed their body. The impurities of the majority of people would usually be black-colored upon their first Impurities Cleansing.


A loud rumbling noise came through from the sky. The sound was soon followed up by an enormous lightning. By now, Qing Shui didn’t dare to let his guard down. He revolved his strength to its peak.


Qing Shui’s body shook vigorously. After that, a formidable energy absorbed into his body. It flowed within his meridians as it swiftly advanced forward. The powerful aura was wreaking havoc across his body.

The excruciating pain made him feel as if his entire body was about to tear apart. Luckily, Qing Shui had a good endurance. He had been inflicted with wounds much more painful than this one before, which explained the reason why he was able to withstand this. However, the instant when he got struck by the lightning, it caused his very soul to shake within his body. It felt as if his soul was about to leave his body.

But right at that moment, the Nine Yang Dragon Soul within his body let out a low-pitched roar. An unusual energy emerged from his body and stopped it from shivering.

Qing Shui felt that the trembling of the soul was just a feeling. As to whether it was truly his soul, he was unsure about it. What exactly was a soul? From Qing Shui’s perspective, even if the soul wasn’t considered as part of a consciousness, it shared close relations to it.


A loud noise came through from within Qing Shui’s body. It felt as if a river has burst its banks. For an instant, Qing Shui saw the meridians within his body like a magnificent portrait of mountains and seas.

It was a vast world. In the picture, rivers, lakes, and seas, everything was clean and in a good order. The stars in the sky could clearly be seen; The world was rich with forests and rivers…

Everything was neat and tidy. They were all blessed with the Five Elements. A creek slowly accumulated to be a river, a river slowly turned into a larger river before it flowed into the great ocean… The seawater then evaporated into the sky and turned into clouds… Thunder and lightning struck the land accompanied by heavy rainfalls, allowing the water to return back into the river…

Qing Shui felt as if he saw the elders of grasses and plants on the land. Some of the herbivores were living within it. Suddenly, a ferocious beast appeared and consumed a few of them. Following on, that beast died in battles against even stronger beasts… It eventually ended with a group of warriors killing the strongest beast.

The law of Heavenly Dao!

This was the law of Heavenly Dao. The phenomenon could be used to interpret the law itself… Complying to the Heavenly Dao, it was going with the flow like water that was slowly flowing towards the lower ground…

When Qing Shui felt the abundant Force of Heavenly Dao, almost immediately, his entire body felt a lot more relaxed. Suddenly, violent Origin Qi started emerging from his Dantian and swiftly swam around his meridians. Wherever it passed through, it would absorb the bursting lightning energy into it.

With the blazing Origin Qi within his body, Qing Shui felt like he was turning into an enormous Golden Dragon as he traveled around the vast world. It was that kind of a feeling.


By the time everything settled down, everything felt like a dream. Qing Shui looked at himself like he just woke up from a long dream. He felt absolutely naked with grey dirt covered all over his body; He also smelled very awful.

Without further delay, he quickly washed up and changed into clean and comfortable cloth.

When he was changing clothes, Qing Shui already took a glimpse at his own strength. He could confirm that he had reached Second Divine Grade.

His strength before was worth as much as 130.000 Dao Force, but this was yet to be considered the Second Divine Grade. By now, though he could confirm he had truly stepped into the door of Second Divine Grade, he couldn’t figure out what level of Second Divine Grade he was currently at.

His physical strength had now achieved a terrifying amount of one million Suns.

Though Qing Shui already expected for his strength to significantly increase this time, he was still amazed by it. It actually increased by two times and a half. Prior to this, as mentioned before, his strength was worth 130.000 Dao Force. Now, it was already worth 330.000 Dao Force.

His raw strength increased from the original four hundred thousand suns to the current one million suns, surpassing the great trial by achieving the numerical value of a million.

Qing Shui was aware that the lowest grade of the Second Divine Grade should be around 200.000 Dao Force. 100.000 Dao Force, on the other hand, was what a peak First Divine Grade supposedly had. However, Qing Shui was also unclear whether he broke through before or after his strength reached 130.000 Dao Force.

Actually, there has been many of these cases across the continent. This was due to the innate talent and body physique one possessed. In actuality however, there were also quite a few warriors exempted from it.

330.000 Dao Force… Qing Shui swung his hand as he felt the boundless strength. The feeling at which he could control everything at will, it was a very relaxing feeling, a feeling which made one felt confident.

Even Qing Shui himself wasn’t aware that there was an abundant aura drifting within his body now. It was like an enormous mountain, or rather, a fierce ancient beast.

At this moment, Qing Shui found it very difficult to suppress the joy he felt in his heart. Strength held judgment for everything. A sudden two and a half folds increase of strength. Particularly for the Divine Grade warriors at his level; their strength would only increase in a few tens of Dao Force at a time. 10.000 Dao Force was already considered to be a significant amount.

Qing Shui knew that his increase in strength this time was because he broke through to the Second Divine Grade. Other than that, it was due to his comprehension towards the Divine Grade. The Nine Yang Dragon Soul, which came into effect in the middle of the tribulation, might have also played some role in it.

Not only has his strength increased, most importantly, he felt that his strength was incomparably firm now. What Qing Shui was most proud of was his current defensive prowess.

The effect of Paragon Golden Armor and Foolish Loyalty enabled Qing Shui’s body to withstand attacks ten times more powerful than his.

What kind of a concept was this? As of now, he was truly a cockroach which could never be beaten death.

Qing Shui could feel the abundant aura across his body. As of now, he felt as if a protective shield had been casted across his body. It felt like nothing could ever hurt him now.

Qing Shui sensed it meticulously. His confinement, physical body, and even his organs. By now, they were all very powerful. He had seen many warriors who refined their body, however, to his disappointment, they merely had sturdy body and bones. Qing Shui could defeat them easily by using methods like striking their acupoints or using the Inch Force. It would only take him a while to beat them.

The things which he received this time could be considered as a surprise to him; Qing Shui still had time to spare in the realm. He felt quite energetic as an increase in strength meant an increase in all of his aspects.


By the time Qing Shui came out, it was already early evening. Qing Shui didn’t actually use up all the six hours available within the realm. He only used up an hour of it. When he was out, it was roughly nine o’clock.

Around this area, this time was still considered early. The night market hadn’t started yet. When Qing Shui came out, he found out that the girls along with his children were all present. They were all waiting for him to have dinner.

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