AST 2254 Maximum Grand Perfection, 700 Billion Dao Defense

Ancient Strengthening Technique

AST 2254 – Maximum Grand Perfection, 700 Billion Dao Defense

Just like that, Qing Shui advanced and retreated for a long time before he reached the peak. His body was aching all over, and he was exhausted. It had been a long time since he felt this exhausted, but he realized during the process that his fighting spirit was strong. He reached his goal.

When he returned, he thanked the Sky-Obstructing Crow once more and trained his body there every day thereafter.

A month passed in the blink of an eye.

Qing Shui could block the rolling boulders which were as big as a small hill now without moving. He could reach the peak of the mountain without a single backstep and there weren’t many bruises on his body anymore. At this moment, he knew that it was time for the next step.

He began to carry a huge boulder that was also the size of a small hill. With its size, it was awkward for Qing Shui to carry it on his back and so he held it up instead. The moment he carried it, he sensed the increase in difficulty.


After a distance, a dull thumping sound rang out. Qing Shui maintained a death grip on the mountain peak but was still cast aside from the impacts. Both Qing Shui and the boulder he was carrying were thrown back to the starting line.

After two days, his arms were incomparably tired and swollen. Reaching the peak was difficult enough, and with the terrifying clashes, Qing Shui wasn’t able to keep his hold.

Qing Shui’s perseverance was unquestionable. Lifting the boulder again, he proceeded forward once more before being knocked back again. Without realizing it, half a day passed as Qing Shui went to and fro. The first day was spent just like that.

As soon as he reached the surroundings of the peak, Qing Shui felt a surge of strength. Qing Shui deliberately stripped himself of Origin Qi when he started, just as the Sky-Obstructing Crow reminded. He knew now that he wouldn’t be able to use it even if he wanted to. He supposed the Sky-Obstructing Crow only reminded him in case he was able to use it.

Everything regarding the Divine Palace was on the right track. Qing Shui would help to tend to some medical consultations from time to time but not for long. He spent the majority of his time at the giant waterfall as half a year went by.

Qing Shui was able to carry a giant boulder and reach the peak of the mountain now.

This was an improvement. A tiny silhouette was seen carrying a giant boulder as it went towards the peak step by step. If anyone were to find out that this was possible, they would be startled beyond words.

This was an abandoned Divine Mountain. It retained a type of restrictions which confined the powers of people within it to a certain degree. Origin Qi couldn’t be used in here no matter how strong it was outside. It was extremely difficult to walk against the strong currents. Perhaps only selected purebred demonic beasts would be able to.

Qing Shui withstood the enormous current which defied nature, like a huge wave in the ocean. His silhouette was tiny amidst it, yet he carried a huge boulder which peeked out from the water. Half of it was submerged, resisting against the currents. How much strength was needed to pull this off…

Step by step without retreat. No matter how big the rocks which fell from the currents were, Qing Shui refused to let them push him back. He had faith and his feet stayed rooted to the ground. He took each step bravely on the endless route towards the peak. The mountain there was infinitely taller than the tallest mountain he had seen in his previous life.

Standing atop the peak, Qing Shui was calm. He threw the boulder down. At the start, Qing Shui wasn’t be able to reach the mountain peak in just a day of walking due to its height. Then, he could do it faster, with bigger strides.

Qing Shui could now run up the mountain, each step requiring an immense amount of effort.

His body glowed like pure gold now with a soft golden ray illuminating around him. Qing Shui felt an explosive amount of power. The moment he stepped out of the Despondent Divine Mountain, it surged through his entire body.

In just half a year, Qing Shui’s strength increased tremendously.

This sort of training suited Qing Shui best. Not only had his physical strength improved, but his cultivation also broke through by two realms. Another cave opened, and the eighth cave seemed to be opening soon.

The increase in his potential made Qing Shui feel deeply moved as well. Only his Nine Yang Body would be able to achieve this.

His caves increased much in strength too, but the greatest improvement was his maximum power.

Qing Shui had 55 billion Dao of attack power, and 550 billion Dao of defense.

With the Heavenly Fate Treasure Pagoda of defense, it increased 20% of defense, resulting in 660 billion Dao.

The Heavenly Fate Treasure Pagoda of Violence and Parry increased it by 55 billion, so now Qing Shui had 715 billion Dao of defense.

Qing Shui found it surreal. He had Emperor’s Might now, resulting in not finding many experts being be able to suppress him. Without the suppression, how strong would he have been? How strong would an attack by Stellar Transposition be? An instant kill?

Other than that, there was the Nine Continents Mountain. Its basic attack had 270 billion Dao of power, and it was a type of 100% probability of shield attack.

Qing Shui knew that he didn’t have to go back to the Despondent Divine Mountain anymore; he had already reached his limit. When his physical body reached its limits, his potential would naturally be forced out. Any techniques would need hundreds of years to increase in strength by 1% or 2%, hence there was no use in wasting time.

Although he could be considered as a human desolate beast, his resistance to attacks wouldn’t be broken even when confronted by those in the same realm as purebred, violent desolate beasts. Qing Shui had the mighty Flying Sword after all, which could greatly reduce attacks. If it was layered on by Emperor’s Qi, he wouldn’t be able to find a match for him. And Qing Shui didn’t even need to use his greatest Battle God Halo or formation’s strength.

Qing Shui felt that Tantai Lingyan might not even be able to win against him now. After all, he couldn’t be suppressed.

With a gleeful heart, he returned to the Divine Palace and went to the rear mountain with Waft of Fragrance to drink with the Sky-Obstructing Crow.

The Waft of Fragrance was the Sky-Obstructing Crow’s favorite drink made by Qing Shui. The last time they had drunk together was about a year ago. And since then, Qing Shui had finished brewing the wine; it should have been ready by then. The year it was made wasn’t too long ago, but it had already aged for two thousand years. With the combination of the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal and the increase in quality, it had two thousand years worth of quality.

“Not bad. Grand Perfection. You can go on a rampage now,” the Sky-Obstructing Crow laughed and said.

Qing Shui was very thankful to this senior of his. He had provided him with immense help. There was a saying that an elderly at home was equivalent to a treasure, and it couldn’t be more accurate. A sentence from a senior could help you get through ten, maybe even twenty years of life. It could even be life-changing.

“I seek your guidance,” Qing Shui said politely.

“Haha, to be able to produce such a character like yourself, the Divine Palace would surely shine in the future. However, perhaps it would be better if you don’t go up against that lady,” the Sky-Obstructing Crow laughed and said

“I don’t plan on going up against her anymore. I’m going to win her back,” Qing Shui declared confidently.

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