Chapter 79: Great Accomplishment Of The [Iron Sand Palm]!

Edited by: Mochiusagi 



The next day, it was not quite yet dawn when Shen Changqing finished his round of meditation.


Coming to the courtyard, he finished drawing the first wisp of Purple Qi from the Heavens and Earth first, before starting the next round of training.


In the blink of an eye, three months had passed.


During this period of time, Shen Changqing spent day after day training the three Martial Arts, and was hardly doing anything else.


He also wanted to Cultivate the [Impregnable Golden Body], but after thinking about it, Shen Changqing gave up.


Level 6 of the layer of the [Impregnable Golden Body] was already exceptionally profound. If he wanted to continue to break through to level 7, without a few years, or even a dozen years of effort, it would be impossible to do so.


Even if he spent a few months diving deep into it, there wouldn't be much gain.


Therefore, Shen Changqing simply gave up the original intention.


Moreover, he just completed the mission of guarding Lin'an City. He did not have to go on a mission until the next year.


For three months, no one came to bother him.


When Jiang Fu completed his mission, he came to meet with Shen Changqing, but after that, there was no follow-up.


At this time, Shen Changqing noticed some changes in the panel.


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Name: Shen Changqing


Faction: Great Qin Demon Division


Status: Yellow Rank Official Slayer 


Martial Arts: Impregnable Golden Body (Level 6, cannot be upgraded), Heavenly Martial Astral Qi (Level 14, cannot be upgraded), Hundred Battles Sword Technique (Level 3), Iron Sand Palm (Level 4), Heaven Capturing Astral Steps (Level 2)


Killing Value: 7

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"After three months of hard training, the [Hundred Battles Sword Technique] has reached Level 3. But there is still a long way to go before it can be integrated."


"After the [Heaven Capturing Astral Steps] reached Level 2, the progress also wasn't great. On the other hand, the real progress was in the [Iron Sand Palm]–"


Shen Changqing withdrew his mind from the panel.


In the past three months, his greatest achievement was that the [Iron Sand Palm] had almost reached a point of perfection.


In the 5 levels of the [Iron Sand Palm], he had now reached Level 4. Even Level 5 was not far away.


However, such rapid progress was only possible because Shen Changqing's body was strong enough to withstand the tempering process.


Otherwise, in just three months, it would have been impossible for him to go from Level 3 of the [Iron Sand Palm] to a near-perfect state.


"All Martial Arts are versatile, it is better to specialize in one discipline!"


"Now that the [Iron Sand Palm] is nearly complete, I should fully concentrate on it."


        •×•×•×•


A fireplace was set up in the courtyard, and a large iron pot was placed on top of it.


The iron pot was filled with iron sand, and steaming hot air came out of it, which seemed to distort one's vision.


Shen Changqing bare hands struck and dipped into the iron sand. The hot temperature and the friction with the iron sand made his palm turn slightly red.


However, he did not care. Instead, his body and soul was immersed in training the [Iron Sand Palm].


Shen Changqing could clearly feel it.


His hands, in the hot iron sand, were undergoing a transformation.


It was making him feel a little itchy and the heat was unbearable. Even the Level 6 of the [Impregnable Golden Body] could not seem to be able to bear it.


However, the more unbearable the heat was, the more Shen Changqing forced himself to endure.


He understood that this was a sign that the [Iron Sand Palm] was about to reach the Great Accomplishment.


The sun hung high in the sky, as the hot sunlight bathed Shen Changqing's body with sweat.


The temperature of his hands placed in the iron sand also rose rapidly, and the heat inside seemed to be pouring into his hands like crazy.


The feeling made Shen Changqing's face slightly distorted.


'It hurts!'


'It hurts!'


Since the success of his External Martial Art, except for the fight with powerful monsters, Shen Changqing didn't feel such pain.


The previous [Iron Sand Palm training], although not easy, was definitely not as painful as this moment.


But Shen Changqing forced himself to endure the pain and let his hands transform in the iron sand.


After God knows how long, his arms shook violently. Hot air penetrated out from the gap. The iron pot shook violently, before exploding into pieces, as iron sand scattered all over the ground.


Despite the mess, Shen Changqing did not care.


Instead his eyes were completely focused on his hands.


The normal skin color of his hands, under the hot sun, now had a trace of iron-like color.


Shen Changqing then flowed True Qi into his hands and they turned dark. A strong Fire Qi condensed in his palms, as if it would explode at any time.


"Hah!"


A low roar, his palms struck the side of a wooden pole.

 

He then withdrew his hands and took two steps back.


On the surface of the pole were two black palm marks, a burnt smell wafting from it.


Looking down to his palms, the light red color gradually faded.


"The normal practice of the [Iron Sand Palm] is to have a specific medicine to assist the training. Otherwise there will be fire poison invading one's body, thus causing internal injuries. In serious cases, it would become a serious disease that can not be cured."


"But I have a high enough attainment in my External Martial Arts, so this step could be omitted and I do not have to worry about fire poison seeping into my body."


"Now that the [Iron Sand Palm] has reached Great Accomplishment, both of my hands already have the power to manage fire poison. If the fire poison made the wood scorched, what would happen if it hit a body? The consequences, naturally, do not need to be said."


"Even against monsters, it would have some effect."


Shen Changqing smiled.


Although the Martial Arts level of the [Iron Sand Palm] was not high, and at most, it was similar to the [Seven Killings Blade Technique], now that it had reached Great Accomplishment, its power has increased greatly.


The fire poison also complemented the Pure Yang True Qi of the [Heavenly Martial Astral Qi]. Meaning, the power that could be brought into play was even more extraordinary.


Monsters were mostly of the Yin Element, while the [Iron Sand Palm] was Yang, the two balanced each other.


"But if the Yin is too strong, it can extinguish the Yang. Similarly, if the Yang is too strong, it can easily overwhelm the Yin."


"A great example would be the fact that monsters were not afraid of sunlight."


"Although sunlight was also considered a form of Yang, its Yang is not strong enough to affect the strong monsters."


"The normal [Iron Sand Palm] is not much of a restraint to monsters, but if it is combined with the [Heavenly Martial Astral Qi], it will be completely different."


Shen Changqing looked at his hands and was very satisfied.


Now that the [Iron Sand Palm] had reached Great Accomplishment, his strength has gone up another level.


In this way, the number of people who could compete with him in the Innate Realm had decreased.


"Unfortunately..."


"Even though the [Iron Sand Palm] had reached Great Accomplishment, I would not be able to comprehend True Intent from it. Otherwise, maybe I would have entered the Grandmaster Realm!"


Shen Changqing was happy, but there was also a little regret.


Until now, he had not been able to comprehend True Intent.


It was said that when a Martial Art reached an advanced level, one could understand True Intent.


But although the [Iron Sand Palm] was perfected, Shen Changqing learned no True Intent.


 Shen Changqing became more curious about True Intent.


"If I have the opportunity, I'll find some Grandmasters and seek advice. However, I am not familiar with any of the Earth Rank Slayers..."


After being in the Demon Suppression Division for so long, he had never gotten familiar with anyone.


Apart from the people in the same batch, Shen Changqing knew no one.


Most of his acquaintances died in missions. None were also promoted, even less in the Grandmaster Realm.


There's not even one that reached the Innate Realm.


It was at this time that Shen Changqing thought of Zhou Yuanzheng.


But after further thought, he gave up the intention to ask the latter for advice.


The main reason being, he was not familiar with Zhou Yuanzheng.


To put it bluntly, he was just a small Yellow Rank Official Slayer, while Zhou Yuanzheng was a Guardian. They were on different levels.


Not to mention meeting face to face, Shen Changqing estimated that he would be intercepted the moment he walked to the hall.


"The [Iron Sand Palm] has become a very strong Martial Art. If it can be fused with other palm techniques, it would be able to transform even stronger."


"However, the main direction of this should be the [Iron Sand Palm]."


"In this way, I don't have to worry that the fire poison of the Iron Sand Palm will be lost during the fusion."


Fusing Martial Arts, indeed made them more powerful, but after fusing the [Hundred Battles Sword Technique], Shen Changqing did not have the idea to fuse it again.


The reason was simple.


The higher the level of Martial Arts, the harder it was to train.


The more profound the fused Martial Art, the slower it could be trained. If Shen Changqing couldn't train it, even if it's the most profound Martial Art, it's useless.


So, he had to first finish the [Hundred Battles Sword Technique]. Otherwise, Shen Changqing would not fuse for other sword techniques in the short time.


The same was true for the [Heaven Capturing Astral Steps]


The higher the level of the Martial Arts before fusion, the higher his starting point would be in the Martial Arts after the fusion.


As for the [Impregnable Golden Body]...


Shen Changqing thought about it for a while, but for the time being, he had no intention of ​​fusing it.


One reason was that the [Impregnable Golden Body] had not been completed. The amount of Killing Value it would need to fuse would be high, and the reward he would reap after the fusion wouldn't be worth it. It's not cost-effective.


The second reason was that after fusing it, upgrading its level would cost more. His current Killing Value also does not allow it.


After thinking about it, the only thing that was suitable for fusion was the completed [Iron Sand Palm].


Making his decision, Shen Changqing left his courtyard, which he hadn't stepped out of for months, and walked in the direction of the Library.


Showing his identity token, he smoothly walked in and went straight to the second floor.


After spending some time inside, when Shen Changqing came out of the Library, he already had an additional Martial Art on his person.


[Splitting Mountain Palm Technique]!


Compared with the [Iron Sand Palm], this Martial Art had a higher growth limit. But this Martial Art was more inclined to fighting against normal Martial Artists, unlike the [Iron Sand Palm], which was able to gather fire poison and inflict certain damage on monsters. 


However, after obtaining the new Martial Art, Shen Changqing did not immediately fuse nor Cultivate it. Instead, he continued to train the [Hundred Battles Sword Technique] and [Heaven Capturing Astral Steps].



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