However, that was already enough to Li Qingshan. Not only was the Myriad Poison Ancestor’s cultivation higher than his, but he was stronger too. If Xiao An had not been there for the sneak attack back then, combined with the fact that they had caught him off-guard, he probably would not even be the Myriad Poison Ancestor’s opponent. Even with his improved cultivation now, his chances at emerging victorious would be limited to thirty percent in an individual battle given that they understood each other’s abilities.
As a result, Li Qingshan was extremely satisfied with a lackey like him. He asked a few more questions before sending the Myriad Poison Ancestor to Ru Xin to help out. He turned to Xiao An. “How have you been going with comprehending the Three Absolutes Calligraphy?”
“The path of the sword within the calligraphy is ingenious. I still can’t digest it all yet.”
Xiao An held the unfurled Three Absolutes Calligraphy and concentrated on comprehending it. Even when the Myriad Poison Ancestor came in, she had not shifted her eyes away from it.
“Why do I feel like I’m basically done with comprehending it the moment I looked at it? Looks like you’re still the clever one!”
Li Qingshan huddled over and took a look at the Three Absolutes Calligraphy, but he was simply unable to see anything worthy of comprehension, so he praised while rubbing Xiao An’s head.
When he obtained a fragment of the Three Absolutes Calligraphy in the past, he only treated it as a messy piece of work, yet Xiao An was able to comprehend a sword style from it. Her aptitude for comprehension was extraordinary, which was why she was able to notice the minute details of the path of the sword.
“Once I learn it, I’ll teach it to you.” smiled Xiao An.
“Take your time. There’s no hurry. My Demon Dragon sword has been destroyed anyway.”
Li Qingshan shrugged. In daemon form, there was absolutely no need for a treasured sword at all. Throwing a fist was enough. However, when he maintained his human identity, an arcane treasure weapon was still very important.
He rubbed his chin and contemplated whether he should take Yu Wufeng’s Fogbow sword, except when he went to the South sea in the future, he still had to face the master of the sword pavilion or even borrow his strength. There was no reason why he should let a single sword ruin their relationship. As it seemed, all he could do was wait until he returned to the Green province before collecting it from the Sword Collection palace!
“You can ask Yin Qing if she has any idea.” Xiao An thought of something.
“What ideas can she have?” Li Qingshan was surprised.
“Many of the strongest weapons in the school of the Military come from the Asura realm. They’re known as asura armaments. Unlike regular arcane treasures and artifacts, they’re suited for close combat.”
Li Qingshan had no idea about these details. Xiao An had received the best education since young, so she possessed deep knowledge in many subjects.
Li Qingshan could not help but think of Yin Qing’s circular blade. It was very difficult to say whether it was an arcane treasure or not, as it did not have that many functions and abilities, but it was definitely just as sharp and sturdy as the Demon Dragon sword at the very least. If he could obtain an asura sword of similar quality, it would make up for his loss of the Demon Dragon sword.
“Alright. I’ll go ask her.”
Below the snowy mountain in the Asura Field sat a series of structures. There was a large vermillion gate and huge halls, even two stone lions at the entrance and a series of posts to tie horses. It did not seem like a cultivation dwelling. It seemed more like a mortal’s residence.
Li Qingshan wandered around the entrance and clicked his tongue in wonder. He had taken his eyes off her for just a moment, and Yin Qing had built something like this.
“My king, the general is waiting in the main hall. I’ll take you there.” An asura in armour arrived outside to receive Li Qingshan.
“General? Heh, she sure knows how to have fun.”
Li Qingshan said and followed him in, arriving in the main hall very soon. Yin Qing was waiting in front of the hall, dressed in armour. She had already been beautiful, so her attire made her seem even more valiant. She greeted him gracefully before saying, “And I had thought the king had forgotten about me.”
“Why do you say that?” Li Qingshan asked.
“Back then, the king said he would help me recover, but I waited for almost a year in the Asura Field and nothing came of it,” Yin Qing grumbled slightly, which was quite the sight.
“Ah, I did say that. Haven’t I come this time exactly for that?”
Li Qingshan rubbed his nose and felt slightly embarrassed. She had gone through fire and water for him, yet he had cast her aside once he was done with her. He even forgot about what he had promised her. He really should not have been like that.
When he was trapped in the nightmare in the Mirage sea, it only felt like a night, but it was actually several months. Even though the dream developed according to his thoughts, living an entire lifetime would still take quite the time. He had entered secluded cultivation as soon as he had returned, which took up over half a year yet again. Together, that was almost a year.
“I’m kidding. There’s no need to take it seriously, my king. Please come in!” Yin Qing smiled. With the type of person she was, how could she place all of her hopes of recovering on someone else.
Li Qingshan smiled. “You sure have changed quite a lot.” Compared to when she arrived from the Asura realm, she seemed much more normal now. She was no longer just a cold assassin. She seemed a little more alive.
“Really? What do you think of my estate, my king?” Yin Qing raised her hand and introduced.
“Why did you think of building an estate like this?” Li Qingshan asked curiously.
“This is my home in the past. I had nothing to do, so I built it for fun.”
Yin Qing said it easily, but Li Qingshan could tell her gaze was rather bleak. He thought, Speaking of which, she also counts as a transmigrator who’s lived two lives. She must have had quite the past before she entered the Asura realm and became an asura.
However, he was reluctant to pry into her business. He got down to business. “How can I help you recover? I do have plenty of pills and medicine in my possession.”
Yin Qing had faced countless battles of life and death after all, so she immediately composed herself. “As an asura, I should have recovered from all the wounds I’ve sustained in the past year. However, this isn’t the Asura realm after all. To asura, pills aren’t that effective. You better find a way to strengthen this Asura Field instead so that it’s closer to the Asura realm. My recovery rate will naturally increase with that. If you can summon a few more Asura Commanders for me to kill, perhaps my strength might even reach a whole new level!”
Li Qingshan had already learnt from Yin Qing that asura gained their strength through battle and slaughter, but they had to kill asura at the same level as them. The more powerful the opponent, the greater the power they would obtain. The power that came out of one-sided massacres was miniscule, and it would wear down their battle spirit, so it was more trouble than it was worth. Once their battle spirit died down, not only would their strength halt, but it was even possible for their strength to regress. Moreover, they could not revive once they died in battle.
The laws of the Asura realm are basically like video games. You get experience from killing mobs, and you can revive once you die. If I were there, I might be able to ‘level up’ quickly. Battle spirit is definitely no problem, while defeating those stronger than me is all too common for me.
Li Qingshan shook his head and discarded this thought. He said to Yin Qing, “That is a good idea. I’ll find some people to fight in the Asura Field then.”
The Asura Commanders he summoned could be killed by Yin Qing for her to recover her strength, while he would be able to obtain their weapons. That was the best of both worlds.
The only problem was, who was he supposed to find? Mortals definitely would not work. They could be easily influenced by the Asura Field and descend into hysterical murderousness, but they definitely stood no chance against cultivators. Li Qingshan was not particularly keen on something like that either.
Those who used the sword died to the sword. Since he had entered this path of cultivation, killing one another would be very normal. However, he was still not willing to stoop to the level of demonic cultivators and carry out a large-scale massacre of mortals just to refine an arcane treasure.
Fire devourers were violent and battle-hungry, so they should have been a fantastic choice. However, now was still not the time to fall out with them. Wracking his brain, Li Qingshan suddenly recalled some enemies of the past. I know!
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