Ancient Strengthening Technique: Chapter 3 – Body Transformation!

Okay, this chapter gave me a headache to translate. took me about 5 hours. I couldn’t quite understand what the author meant at times and got forced to read and re-read the raws as well as to scrounge the raws ahead for hints of what he was trying to convey.

Well, all grumbles aside, things are finally getting interesting for the MC! I will try to get chapter 4 out by midnight tonight. I’m gonna try my best to catch up with the current chapters translation by MartialGodTranslator first before sticking with the 2 regular chapters a week pace.

In the mean time, please enjoy chapter 3 🙂


Ancient Strengthening Technique: Chapter 3 – Body Transformation!

Qing Shui dejectedly walked out of the Qing Mansion. Other than going to the nearby hills and mountains, he had no other place to go. Coming once again to this place, a place where he had visited countless times before, as he stared over the horizons, over the peaks of endless mountains and deep valleys, thoughts of suicide crossed his mind. However, every time he thought of suicide, memories of a look filled with gentleness and hope will appear in his thoughts. He told himself no matter what, he must persevere and live on, for the sake of that hope-filled gaze belonging to his mother!

Qing Shui was unwilling to remain a trash like this. The more he thought, the more anger he felt. When the anger had been bottled up to the point of eruption, traces of madness appeared in his eyes as he roared at the heavens. “Shitty heavens, I will never give up, if you want to suppress me, I, SHALL, SUPPRESS, YOU!” A voice filled with a thousand ounce of unhappiness echoed far and wide.

After yelling, Qing Shui deliriously chose a path up the mountain and begin to sprint upwards. He wanted to vent all his negative emotions such as the dissatisfaction and anger he felt, by exhausting his energies. He felt that he might explode if there was no outlet for him to release.

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Just sprinting a short distance actually made him out of breath and experienced tightness in his chest; Qing Shui gritted his teeth, ignored his body reactions and continued sprinting onwards.

Aches in his body, coupled with the difficulty in breathing resulted in rivulets of sweat, akin to the flowing of a small stream cascading down his face. This actually stimulated his will to persist on.

“I will not admit defeat, I have to be stronger, I must endure…….” Qing Shui was already delirious as he ran haphazardly for an unknown amount of time. He ran and ran and ran, to the point where he was no longer fully conscious, and finally, darkness claimed him.

Time passed slowly, the skies had already darken as the moon rises to its acme. Cascading down beams of silvery light that looked so gentle, like an angel descending from the heavens, casting their shine on Qing Shui. Qing Shui was still unconscious, his delicate body looked so tiny and pitiful as he fainted halfway up the mountain pass.

Back in the Qing Clan, Qing Yi was in a fluster as she realised that Qing Shui was missing. She immediately went to the nearby hills where Qing Shui frequented in an attempt to search for him. However, there was no traces to be found. Unwilling to give up, she persisted on to no avail.

Qing Yi returned to the Qing Clan in a panic, and hurriedly ordered all the servants and slaves to join the search for Qing Shui. Everyone was terrified as they witnessed an insane looking Qing Yi displaying her power. Only now did they know that she was actually an expert, her previous graceful and gentle demeanour had disappeared totally as she frantically searched for Qing Shui.

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At the moment, before Qing Shui fainted due to over exhaustion, there was an endless rush of knowledge and information that gushed towards his mind. It was as if a hidden door had been forced open.

Strengthening Techniques, Meditation Techniques, Alchemy, Smithing Skills, Hidden Weapon Techniques, Tailoring, Cooking, Hunting, Foundation Building skills and various Craftsmen techniques . . . . . . . . . .

“Ahhh, isn’t this all the abilities I had when i was playing [Western Fantasy], why would they appear in my mind now? Even more incredible, there are also detailed methods of cultivation! But sadly, other than the [Ancient Strengthening Technique], the others seemed to be useless to me.

Qing Shui was very excited, in [Western Fantasy] , the human race had the highest capacity for learning. Those that cultivated to the pinnacle of martial arts, could even fight with celestials and demons. However, he understood that in this world, there was no gods or demons; the strongest warrior here would only be able to instantly destroy a city with a wave of his hand.

From his experience in playing [Western Fantasy], Qing Shui knew that the strongest skills was not martial art techniques but the complementary supporting arts like strengthening and foundation building techniques instead. Even with no martial arts techniques, just by building one’s foundation, one could be invincible. That is if one focused on and practices to the zenith of both foundation building arts and strengthening techniques. As the saying goes, practicing martial arts without first establishing your foundation well, in the end it all comes to naught!

Qing Shui also realised that the names of the techniques, as well as their detailed description of ways of cultivating was deeply imprinted in his mind. He had gained the ability to memorise anything he sees instantly!

Eidetic Memory?

Like a mirage, after the images of all the skills from [Western Fantasy] flashed through his mind, in his sea of consciousness, a gigantic image of Yin and Yang appeared in his mind!

Image of Tai-Chi! [1] Or should I call it Yin Yang?

As the ancient dictum goes “After the chaotic world had been created, it was divided into Yin and Yang by the creator in order to stabilize the world”, Alright, Qing Shui thought, he decided to refer to it as Yin and Yang.

After which, the image of Yin-Yang gradually shrunk to the size of a seed. Slowly and continually rotating, fixed in his sea of consciousness. Qing Shui could feel that, with each round of rotation, the symbol actually emits a minuscule amount of energy. This energy flowed towards all the major meridians, energy channels and organs in his body, slowly transforming them.

At this instant, Qing Shui felt that his body contained boundless energy. However, he was confused. Didn’t I died from electrocution when playing [Western Fantasy]? Why did the abilities from [Western Fantasy] appear here today?

Could it be that it is somewhat related to me fainting from the point of exhaustion?

Forget it, anyway in the past, I was a trash that couldn’t cultivate, no matter what transformation my body took, it can’t be worst than what i originally was!

Qing Shui was in a semi-conscious state. Despite feeling immensely invigorated in comparison to his past self, he was unable to regain consciousness. He could sensed the rotation of the Yin-Yang symbol in his mind, will rotate continually for eternity. Qing Shui was unsure of the actual reason but he had a very strong intuition that this symbol will change his destiny!

All of a sudden, he heard voices calling out his name!

“Ah, its mother!”

Qing Shui heard Qing Yi calling out his name desperately, and felt a surge of warmth in his heart. He kept wanting to call out to her but was unable to.

“Qing Shui!”

“Qing Shui!”

““““““““““““““““““`

“He is here, we found him!” Qing Shui heard an unknown voice calling out in front him.

“Qing Shui! Qing Shui!” Qing Shui heard his mother calling out to him in anguish. Even without looking, he could sense that her face was tear-filled and contorted in grief.

After that, he felt Qing Yi embracing him tightly; that familiar warm hug reminded him of how this beautiful and gentle woman had single-handedly raised him up, contradictory causing him to feel very blessed and hints of heartache. He increasingly hated the guy who had abandoned her. Qing Shui swore that in the future, he would definitely seek redress for Qing Yi

After some time had passed, Qing Shui had drifted off into sleep. Before that, he could still feel someone taking his pulse and hints of conversation between Qing Yi and others.

Qing Shui drifted off into sleep with a smile on his face, he had a feeling, the sun tomorrow would shine especially brightly! !


[1] symbol of taichi: http://feng-shui.lovetoknow.com/tai-chi-symbol

Both the symbol of Tai-chi and Yin-Yang have the same meaning, just differently named.

 

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9 thoughts on “Ancient Strengthening Technique: Chapter 3 – Body Transformation!

      • I still think that this word looks out of place\context. On the site you gave me there is synonym for this word “Out of breath” which i think will be better to use, because emphysema and emphysematous more like medical terms and this story is not about diseases and medical treatment, right?
        Sadly i’m not so great about grammar so i maybe wrong, but combination “Just only” looks strange too. Just and only are synonyms in this context so they have the same meaning here, arent they?
        “Sprinting only a short distance \ Just sprinting a short distance”…
        …actually made him out of breath and he felt tightness in the chest.
        Anyway, thats only my thoughts 🙂

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