AST 2382 Qing Shui’s First Leap

Ancient Strengthening Technique

AST 2382 – Qing Shui’s First Leap

Just by its aura, you could tell that Dragon Spider was much stronger than before. Qing Shui couldn’t help but put on a satisfied smile after seeing Dragon Spider’s strength and battle techniques.

Dragon Spider’s power reached 2 trillion Dao.

Qing Shui had long since expected this amount of power. After all, the Primordial Dragon Elephant had 5 trillion Dao at 51% of primordial blood. However, in truth, Qing Shui wasn’t actually sure if this battle prowess was considered normal for the Dragon Spider. Nevertheless, he was satisfied with the strength it achieved.

Nine-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider (21% primordial bloodline).

Primordial blood was the origin of the Nine-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider’s powers. It reduced damage to its body by 35%, negating 40% of any adverse effects. There was a 40% increase in resistance alongside the double recovery on its vitality. Additionally, its defense and toughness soared by 40%, also increasing the speed and evasion by 50%. The primordial bloodline’s purity had to break through a certain threshold before the abilities could be upgraded.

With 21% of primordial blood, it didn’t seem inferior at all compared to the Primordial Dragon Elephant with 51% of primordial blood. However, it was evident that Dragon Spider didn’t receive any advantage to its attacks but was stronger than the Primordial Dragon Elephant in other areas.

This was the unique aspect of control-type demonic beasts.

Dragon Spider was now called Nine-Headed Demonic Dragon Spider and not Primordial Dragon Spider. This might be because of its lower bloodline purity and besides, it was just a name. In Qing Shui’s eyes, nothing would change even if it was a Primordial Dragon Spider because it would always just be Dragon Spider for him.

Poison Web Entanglement: the Nine-Headed Dragon Spider’s inescapable net will bring about corrosive poison, stickiness, and strong entanglement with its attack. It will reduce the target’s speed while being unable to twist out of it.

Poison Silk Tentacle: the Nine-Headed Dragon Spider can attack from afar with poisonous silk and wrap around its victim. Its speed is extremely fast with increased venom and stickiness in the silk. Reducing even more speed while the target is unable to twist out of it.

Spider Silk Sky Net: Passive technique with zero energy exhaustion. Forming a huge net around the area in an instant, anything inside it would reduce in speed while the Dragon Spider’s speed doubles.

Sharpness: the Nine-Headed Dragon Spider’s sharpness of its eight legs was unmatched, in addition to having extremely strong poison and piercing effects.

Unyielding Shield: The defense of the Nine-Headed Dragon Spider is exceptionally strong.

Body Regeneration: a damaged body could be regenerated, requiring a hundred days at maximum. This could be shortened with an increase in primordial blood and abilities.

Divine Spider Thread: Allow the Nine-Headed Dragon Spider’s stickiness and toughness to increase significantly. A passive ability.

Qing Shui smiled. Nalan Qing and Beihuang Fan had both received the Ancient Blue Topaz Leopards back then. They were still stronger than Qing Shui’s demonic beasts. However, that was completely alright for him. Now, his Primordial Dragon Elephant and Dragon Spider’s were both formidable as well, because he still had the Spirit Gathering Lamp and the Heaven Shaking Drum.

Primordial Dragon Elephant and Dragon Spider’s abilities doubled. With Qing Shui’s abilities, their strength would be even more terrifying, especially the Primordial Dragon Elephant. It would be able to face off against a lot of enemies head-on. As for Primordial Dragon Spider, it was half assassin-type and half control-type; its attacks would be able to counter against omnipotent beasts.

This was the result of Qing Shui’s work in these three months. The Blood Strengthening Pill was not meant to be finished all at once. And even with his Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal’s ability, it would take three months to create some. Without it, it would take decades to a century.

It was what made blood strengthening a difficult feat. Besides, it wasn’t that easy to refine ancient pure-blooded demonic beasts. It would take much effort with low probability. Qing Shui wouldn’t have been able to do it without the Primordial Demon Refining Furnace, either.

All of it still made Qing Shui feel elated. He considered himself fortunate, thinking that all these were the coincidences and arrangements from the heavens.

It was natural that one would stand taller with the increment in power. However, Qing Shui could still remember the words from the chief of Peach Blossom City. As his father was the ruler of the Forsaken Heaven Region, it would have been a lie to claim that Qing Shui wasn’t worried about it. To be the ruler of the Forsaken Heaven Region was equivalent to being the ruler of the Middle Three Regions.

Qing Shui had far surpassed the Lower Three Region’s ruler, the Divine Rain Sect. Nevertheless, he didn’t think he would incur the wrath of Middle Three Region’s ruler this quickly.

Of course, Qing Shui couldn’t be sure if the ruler of the Forsaken Heaven Region was on the same level as the forces of the Middle Three Region. He could only speculate.

He noted that there wasn’t much time left, and he would do his best to survive the impending crisis. Just a while after exiting the Realm of the Violet Jade Immortal, the morning sun rose from the East. As it splayed across his body, he felt an indescribable sense of calmness, free from troubles. Standing amidst the morning breeze, watching the rising sun, there was a feeling in his heart that he couldn’t put a finger on. A feeling he couldn’t describe.

He felt the beauty and goodness of this boundless, beautiful world. He was just like a man who had climbed to the peak of the mountain and witnessed its breathtaking scenery. Yet, it felt empty, not just the surrounding but in his heart.

“What are you thinking about? You’ve been looking dazed for a while.” Beihuang Fan saw Qing Shui frozen at his spot as she walked out and couldn’t help but ask.

There was a type of magnetism and wonder to her voice that enriched his thoughts, like reaching the peak with someone’s company. At this moment, there was an elevation, chasing away the melancholy in his heart.

He turned back towards the beauty. “I was thinking of you!”

“Liar!” Beihuang Fan smiled.

“Come on, let’s take a stroll!” Qing Shui was feeling exceptionally happy as he tugged Beihuang Fan along to a nearby mountain peak.

In his past life, he would have to ascend the mountain early in the morning to watch the sunrise. Now though, they could reach it in an instant, and any of the mountains here were several times greater than the famed ones in his past life. Additionally, no one in his previous life would have dared to climb such mountains. They wouldn’t be able to breathe on the way up. It was different in Nine Continents; the air at the top didn’t change.

The gusts of wind were stronger at the peak of the mountain. They both stood at the viewing deck made of an extended rock platform, facing towards the East. Timid people wouldn’t have dared to stand on the edge. After all, with the strong gusts of wind, they might be blown off it if they weren’t careful. It was a bottomless pit below.

Qing Shui and Beihuang Fan stood with their clothes ruffling in the wind as though they were about to fly up into the sky.

Qing Shui didn’t take off his clothes to cover Beihuang Fan up. It would have been useless with what he was wearing so he just held her a little tighter. The wind here wasn’t cold, and with their abilities, they wouldn’t feel cold even in places at negative thousand degrees.

The morning sun rose. This scenery could be seen almost every day, but it still felt beautiful, making the people appreciate the opportunity to live.

“Are we leaving again?” asked Beihuang Fan.

Qing Shui nodded. “Yep, to the Forsaken Earth Region!”

“I don’t think she’s at the Forsaken Earth Region.”

Qing Shui knew Beihuang Fan was referring to Tantai Lingyan.

“Let’s go since it’s on the way. We’ll check if there are any Demon Gates or Divine Palaces. We would have to pass by it anyway and won’t stay long even in the Forsaken Heaven Region.” Qing Shui considered his increase in powers and thought it was time to advance into the Upper Three Regions.

Tantai Lingyan might be in the Forsaken Heaven Region, or perhaps she was at the Upper Three Regions. There weren’t only two objectives for him. He wanted to search for Tantai Lingyan while strengthening the Divine Palace and suppressing the Demon Gate.

However, it seemed like those two wouldn’t be easy. He had to be wary of the Forsaken Heaven Region’s ruler and the Poison Wolf King. He didn’t know when he would meet the latter either. So, he could only prepare for the worst.

Fortunately, the Primordial Dragon Elephant’s increase in power had likewise increased Qing Shui’s abilities by a significant degree. The Primordial Dragon Elephant’s changes had surprisingly given Qing Shui a great boost. In the past, when the Primordial Dragon Elephant had been Diamond Demonic Boar that he tamed, Qing Shui would’ve received something in return when its powers increased.

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