AST 2418 - Battling Against the Middle Three Regions' Dominator
Since Qing Shui dared to kill the Peach Blossom City's City Lord back then, he was naturally unafraid of what there would be in store for him now. Back then, he had killed that person after he had said that his father was the Forsaken Heaven Region's dominator. It seemed that it was really the case. Even if his father wasn't the Forsaken Heaven Region's dominator, he wouldn't be a far cry from it.
The Divine Rain Sect was the Lower Three Regions' dominator, a concealed existence there. Concealed forces tended to not show their faces in public.
However, the dominator over the Middle Three Regions seemed a little different. Of course, that was only the case if this City Lord was the Middle Three Regions' dominator.
Qing Shui looked at the man who wasn't that far away from him. The man seemed to have a middle-aged appearance, seemingly poised and filled with charm. He had unparalleled confidence. Regardless of men or women, confidence was a type of beauty and charm.
Qing Shui had no idea how strong this person was. This was the Forsaken Heaven Region; thus, he was only able to sense that the other party was at the Cave Realm with a strength of ten trillion dao force.
Although it was at Cave Realm, there were some people at this level who was able to deal an instant kill to other existences of the same level.
As a dominating existence, he should have a powerful backing. Qing Shui had no idea what it was that backed him up, but he wasn't very worried. He had attained a breakthrough. Although the breakthrough wasn't much use for the battles here, his battle consciousness and mental state were completely different from how they were before.
"We still won't know unless we find a chance to test it out, but how do you wish to settle the things here today?" Qing Shui looked at the man, smiling.
"You've killed my son. A feud of having one's father killed is the same as having one's son killed. There's no way of resolving it!" said the man forthrightly.
"You only allow your son to kill others and not let others kill your son. What kind of reasoning is that?" asked Qing Shui.
"This doesn't really seem to be a reasoning. But it's how things should be, no matter where you go. What do you think?"
Qing Shui naturally knew this. No matter where one was, people spoke with the power of their fists. The Middle Three Regions' dominator... Even if his son were to kill a member of a major force in the Forsaken Heaven City, things would be quashed down. The latter might even have to offer their apologies to the City Lord Manor. Similarly, if those people from major forces were to kill others from weaker forces, the latter would also have to offer their apologies even though their people were the ones being killed.
Everyone knew that this was how things worked, and it wasn't just in the Nine Continents. It would also be similar to how things were in Qing Shui's previous life: if the provincial governor's child were to beat up the child of a county's head, the county's head would have to apologize to the provincial governor in fear.
"That's true. It seems that we have to see whose fist is bigger." Qing Shui just smiled like always, calm and unfettered.
"Young man, you're very interesting and very bold. It's been many years, and this is the first time that I see someone who can be so at ease before me."
"Let's get things going. There's no need for you to flaunt your age and seniority here. To be honest, I don't really think that you're that much wiser. If you put up too much of a front now, you'll fall harder later." Qing Shui began to float to the sky, preparing for the fight.
The man didn't say anything and went up as well.
Qing Shui maxed out his statuses. Regardless if he was able to unleash his full prowess, he decided to max out his condition first. He then smiled and struck a Dragon-capturing Hand toward the man.
After Images Flowing Shadow！
The man's silhouette split up into three exact same ones, and all of them charged out toward Qing Shui with great speed.
This was Qing Shui's feeling. Fast, it is too fast. Qing Shui's Dragon-capturing Hands only managed to grab onto one of the silhouettes and crushed it. The other two silhouettes rapidly got close to him, appearing with a flash.
Divine Wind Fist！
The man's fists were very fast, like a stream of light bringing about a large area of afterimages. It was as if there were countless silhouettes.
Qing Shui was hit by one punch and sent flying out. A trickle of blood flowed down the corners of his lips.
To think that this man possessed such terrifying speed and fist force. Qing Shui had already guessed that as the Forsaken Heaven Region's dominator, he must have extraordinary means. However, Qing Shui hadn't expected this man to be this strong. To think that despite Qing Shui being at full defense, had a powerful body toughness, and the reduction effect from the Divine Weapon Flying Sword, this man was still able to cause him to puke blood.
However, this injury was still considered light and didn't affect Qing Shui's battle prowess.
Speed and strength... These were the two special abilities the man had that Qing Shui knew about. Although he had previously used his Heavenly Vision Technique to check out which silhouette was the actual one, the man's speed was too fast and Qing Shui wasn't able to dodge it.
Qing Shui wiped off the blood from the corners of his lips, but a commotion broke down on the ground.
"A single move... To think that he puked blood from just one hit by the City Lord." The person who sighed and said this was the Nine Continents Martial Association's Wu Tianya.
"That's right. This difference is an uncrossable gap." Someone sighed.
"It's already not bad. It's considered quite good that he wasn't instantly killed. It's just too much of a pity for this talent."
"What's there to feel pity for? Previously, we were put into a bad spot and were humiliated."
"Sister, what should we do?" Beihuang Fan frowned and said to Shen Huang.
Shen Huang was also very worried. She wasn't the only one worried; the other people from the Divine Palace were worried as well. If Qing Shui were to die, it would be over for all of them. They weren't afraid of dying, but no one was willing to die.
"He won't lose so easily. Hold on. If it really doesn't work, then we'll go and fight it out with him," Shen Huang said.
Qing Shui was surprised, but he calmed down very quickly. The man was also very surprised as well. He didn't expect that Qing Shui would be able to withstand this attack from him. He had thought that he would be able to serve Qing Shui an instant kill, or at the least, cripple him. It would definitely be extremely serious injuries.
Qing Shui's eyes flashed with a cold gleam. The other party was clearly trying to go all out to kill him. There was nothing wrong about this. In a battle, one shouldn't hold back. Being benevolent to the enemy would be ruthless to oneself.
A faint smile appeared on Qing Shui's face and then he weakly struck out toward the man.
Art of Pursuing!
The man was stunned for a short moment but he charged out toward Qing Shui once again. However, this time around, Qing Shui performed the Windwhisk Willow and used the Nine Palace Laws to surround the place.
He dodged it!
Buddha Wisdom Seal!
Qing Shui struck out a golden buddha figure. This was an ordinary attack that had a primary effect of reducing the damage received from the target's attacks. The target's attacking prowess wouldn't change, but Qing Shui's body could ignore a certain amount of damage dealt.
Berserk Dragon Fist!
The difference between both parties was evened out. The man's speed no longer seemed to be as fast as it was before, nor was his attacks as powerful.
The other party's damage was very strong. Although to a certain degree, the attacking prowess was at ten trillion dao force, with his speed and fist force, the actual damage dealt far surpassed that of ten trillion dao force.
Both parties' attacks kept on colliding and distortions that were like water ripples were created in the sky. These distortions had a terrifying tearing force and people who weren't strong enough would be shredded.
The old man was astonished, and his astonishment grew as the battle continued.To think that he was unable to take down this young man with his Divine Wind Fist and his absolute speed.
Who was he? He was the Middle Three Regions' dominator, an absolutely invincible existence in the Middle Three Regions. Even if it was in the Upper Three Regions, there were still many people who weren't his match. Moreover, he had comprehended some regulations and could unlock some of the restrictions placed by the regulations here. This was why his attacks were so powerful. Despite so, to think that he wasn't able to do anything to Qing Shui. This left him extremely astonished.
Qing Shui hadn't expected this either. He knew that the Middle Three Regions' dominator would be very strong, but hadn't expected that they were only able to come to a draw even after he had used all of his abilities. It seemed that he would still have to perform his ultimate killing move.