AST 2492 - Final Chapter – The End
Qing Shui and Tantai Lingyan did not discuss much in details. They simply decided that for certain matters between Demon Gate and Divine Palace, they would work towards what they had discussed. It was not a perfect resolution, but it was one nonetheless. There was never a truly perfect resolution.
Qing Shui was now the Palace Lord of the Nine Continents Divine Palace. There were many matters he had to take care of.
Within the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal, Qing Shui retrieved the Heaven Yang Pill from the Treasure Basin. The medicinal effect had increased quite a bit compared to before. Qing Shui did not know whether this was effective or not. Would he be able to increase it by one, or perhaps even two grades?
Heaven Yang Pill could allow the user to breakthrough one grade under Grade Ten Nurture Divine Realm. Now that Qing Shui had used the Treasure Basin to double the medicinal effect of the Heaven Yang Pill, he was not sure whether he would breakthrough a grade or two. He felt that the chance to breakthrough two grades was very slim.
He proceeded to cultivate Ancient Strengthening Technique for a bit. Though his martial cultivation realm could be continuously increased, it was only his physical strength had been slowly increasing.
Without hesitating, Qing Shui consumed the Heaven Yang Pill.
Instantly, as if lava was flowing through his body, he felt his meridians expanding by 30%. A formidable True Origin Energy was rushing through his body like a mustang on a rampage.
Qing Shui utilized the Ancient Strengthening Technique to channel the Energy throughout his body. The violet cave within his body shone brightly. It was massively absorbing the explosive True Origin Energy. The scene was like a sponge absorbing water.
All ten caves opened automatically. A golden aura was emitted from all of them.
A crisp popping noise could be heard throughout his body as his meridians cleared. It felt miraculous as everything flowed without obstruction. At the same time, the violet cave had a source of energy that blended itself with the True Origin Energy. The two energies merged into one.
His body was like a small galaxy. His body’s potential was tremendous. Qing Shui knew that he had cleared a hidden area somewhere within his body. It had greatly improved the potential of his body.
Qing Shui quickly confirmed that he had broken through to Grade Eight Nurture God Realm.
Feeling the aura within his body had left him in disbelief. His strength was already at the Peak Grade Eight Nurture God Realm.
He was almost ready to breakthrough to Grade Nine Nurture God Realm. Just a little bit more…
His current strength was double that of his strength before breaking through. His foundation was still as stable as before. Despite the fact that he had reached the Eighth Mortal Step, Qing Shui’s mood was calm as water.
Unknowingly, ten years had passed. In these ten years, there was a small incident with some unsettled members within the Divine Palace. However, with Qing Shui’s cultivation at such at a scary state, he was equivalent in power to the Peak Nurture God Realm.
Qing Shui had reached Grade Nine Nurture God Realm and Eighth Mortal Step.
Ten years for a martial artist was a blink of an eye. It was not uncommon for those who were stuck at a breakthrough bottleneck for over 100 years.
Qing Shui’s current strength was 400 trillion dao in terms of attack power.
His defense power was 4 quadrillion dao.
With the defense buff of the Heavenly Fate Treasure Pagoda of Defense, Qing Shui’s defense power would reach 4.8 quadrillion dao.
With the Heavenly Fate Treasure Pagoda of Violence, his defense would be increased by 400 trillion dao which was the equivalent of 5.2 quadrillion dao defense power.
Adding the effects of Battle God Halo, Formations, Area Dominance, and other battle techniques, Qing Shui’s total defense power would be at 10 quadrillion dao.
Grade Ten Nurture God Realm was crucial. Qing Shui had only reached Grade Nine Nurture God Realm in the last three years. His strength was not weaker than those of Grade Ten Nurture God Realm or Peak Nurture God Realm. If he reached Grade Ten Nurture God Realm, he would be an unrivaled existence. Right now, he still relied on many treasures to be the top existence.
Primordial Golden Bear was at the Large Success Stage. This was a ‘bug’ existence. It could instantaneously kill a martial artist at Grade Nine Nurture God Realm. Those of Grade Ten Nurture God Realm could only run. Those who ran too slowly would definitely be killed. Its tenth cave was a horrifying existence.
Ten years ago, Qing Shui had returned home once. He had moved his home over to the Divine Nation. Qing Shui’s lifespan was long. With him alive and kicking, he did not fear that anything would happen to his family. Even though tradition had it that power could not be held past three generations, with the long length of each generation, Qing Shui was confident that his Qing Clan would become formidable.
Not only did all of Qing Clan come to Divine Nation, but Sea King Palace also migrated over. They had brought over the formidable Bloodthirsty Demonic Guardian Vines as well.
Qing Clan had a Divine Guardian that was a Bloodthirsty Demonic Vine. Compared to the one belonging to Sea King Palace, it was superior. Other than the Bloodthirsty Demonic Vine, Qing Clan also had many other Guardian Beasts.
All of his children were growing up. Moreover, their foundations were steady, and they had superior talents. Their strengths naturally advanced by leaps and bounds.
“Qing Shui, look at Zun’er, Ming’er, and Qing Long. They all have girlfriends. Mother had told them all to get married, but they wanted to wait for you to return.” Canghai Mingyue said with a smile.
Qing Yi was smiling as she said, “Even though you were so irresponsible as their father, they still seem to be close to you. None of them would listen to me.”
“You brats dare to disobey. How come I don’t get to see your girlfriends?” Qing Shui laughed as he patted each of them on their shoulders.
They were all adults now, some of them looked as if they were twenty-something. Qing Shui was young as well, but he gave off an aura of maturity.
Qing Long’s girlfriend was Puyang Zhengming, the daughter of Puyang Qing’s clan.
Qing Shui did not care for an appropriate match in social status as long as his children liked the other person. Moreover, they were all mature adults now.
Qing Shui went to Nalan Qing’s home, but they did not have any news about Nalan Qing. He did not know where this woman had gone after she disappeared from their wedding day.
In these ten years, many had migrated over to the Divine Nation. Qing Clan had settled here. The environment here was excellent and those who wished to excel seek higher places. Moreover, their ancestral home was in Greencloud Continent. Qing Shui did not burn all his bridges. He had taught his formation techniques to those who remained. There was always a path he could return to. Qing Clan would forever have their old home.
Qing Zun, Qing Ming, their girlfriends, and the rest of their crew were not from Divine Nation. These people were ones they had met while they were traveling and training out in the world. Qing Yin and crew did not have partners, but their cultivations were formidable. Qing Yin’s cultivation was especially strong. Her Movement Technique, Music, and Taichi Fist cultivation were so strong that it even shocked Qing Shui.
Moreover, her renown was especially high. Tri-Perfection Fairy’s renown was high and there were many skirt chasers. However, she did not pay any heeds to them. Canhai Mingyue was a bit worried about this. Her daughter being too outstanding was becoming an issue.
Beihuang Fan and Shen Huang had children as well. They were six and seven years old respectively. One was a boy and the other was a girl. Tantai Xuan and Yu Ruyan both had a boy. The boys were one year older than Shen Huang’s and Beihuang Fan’s children. This left Qing Shui quite bewildered. It did not seem difficult to have children now.
Qin Qing, Mu Qing, and Yu He all had children of their own and returned to Qing Shui’s side.
Moreover, the Vampiric Empress also brought Qing Xuan and returned to Qing Shui’s side. She had developed a new Vampiric Empress from one of her underlings. Qing Xuan, the Sacred Demoness, was comparable in strength to Qing Hanye’s son.
A month later, Qing Zun and Qing Ming had their weddings. Originally, they had prepared weddings for Qing Long and Qing Xiu, but they ended up deciding that two was enough. They should not rush the process.
Today was as lively as ever. Qing Shui’s position was different than before. Not only did those that were renowned in Divine Nation attend, but members of nearby nations also did the same. Even Tantai Lingyan was also here.
Everything was progressing smoothly. Every now and then, there would be someone announcing the guests’ arrival.
“Taiqing Immortal Palace has arrived!”
“Tongluo Dike has arrived!”
“Aries Spiritual Master has arrived!”
“Nine Continents Martial Gate has arrived!”
“Nine Continents Food Residence has arrived!”
“Nine Continents Mighty Spear Sect has arrived!”
People were arriving continuously. Time passed quickly, and it was already noon, the announcements had not stopped. Suddenly, a surprising announcement came.
“The Palace Lord of the Martial Saint Palace has arrived!”
Hearing this, everyone was stunned. Even Qing Shui was shocked to hear the announcement. He had heard of Martial Saint Palace and Martial Saint Valley, but it was something that existed as a rumor. Qing Shui was uncertain what reaction he should have as he walked over.
Following the announcement, several people entered the scene. The one leading them was a woman. She was elegant as the moon in the night. Her aura carried a mystical essence. It was so formidable that Qing Shui could not tell how strong she was. However, all of these factors were not the reason why he was surprised.
“Husband, did Qing’er arrive late?”
The woman was Nalan Qing, the Palace Lord of the Martial Saint Palace.