The Nine Cauldrons

Book 3 Chapter 19 Reckless Bull Power Burst, Ninth Stage!

“It’s nothing much. I was free, so I came over.” Lady Qing revealed a smiled on her face and immediately took out the book from her bag to give it to Teng Qingshan. “Here, for you!”

Taking the book, Teng Qingshan could still feel some body heat radiating from the cover. When he looked down on this book, he noticed that there were five words on the cover: “Vigor of the Reckless Bull”!

He finally obtained it!

Now that he received the last three stages of “Vigor of the Reckless Bull”, he could improve his strength once more.

“Ah.” Lady Qing continued, “I won’t disturb Big Brother Teng’s morning practice anymore. I’ll go back first.” Before Teng Qingshan even had time to say anything, Lady Qing had already dashed away. In the cold winter morning, Lady Qing’s clothes fluttered in the wind. Just looking at her sprint away in her robes was already a worldly pleasure.

Teng Qingshan smiled and placed the secret technique manual in his bosom. He then turned his head to return to the training field in order to continue practicing his Spear Arts.

Giving off furious roars, the sergeants of the Black Armored Army were training hard, but many of the centurions paused as they witnessed Teng Qingshan meeting Lady Qing before separating in different directions.

“Hey, did you see that? Lady Qing and brother Qingshan talking together. It seems……they are very close.”

“Haha, brother Qingshan is a young hero. From my point of view, Lady Qing and brother Qingshan fit each other well. Now the number one flower of Gui Yuan Sect will eventually fall for us, the sergeants of the Black Armored Army.”

These centurions discussed with each other while smiling. Within the Gui Yuan Sect, many people pursued Zhuge Qing. The Gui Yuan Sect was mainly divided into their core disciples and the sergeants of Black Armored Army. Secretly, these two sides were also fighting to see which side would finally marry that beauty Lady Qing.

“Quiet down! This is the training field, not your chitchatting place!” A cold shout could be heard.

When these centurions turned their heads to have a look, they noticed that it was Lieutenant Bai Qi who had screamed.

The centurions looked at each other and smirked twice, but they no longer said a word.

Lieutenant Bai Qi shot a cold glance at Teng Qingshan and sneered. “A poor punk comes to my Gui Yuan Sect and seduces martial sister Qing Qing! It seems like I need to find an opportunity to make you understand your true status!” Among the numerous men who pursued Lady Qing, Lieutenant Bai Qi was one of them.

Most of the warriors who practiced inner strength had a long lifespan, and as a result, there were many thirty year-olds who weren’t married yet.

Among the four commanders, Zhang Feng and the female commander hadn’t gotten married yet. Lieutenant Bai Qi wasn’t married either.

During the morning practice, the weather was still pleasant, but after a short while, the weather got windy and murky. When Teng Qingshan left to eat lunch, feather-like snow floated down from the sky.

“An auspicious snow will bring a good harvest season! Getting heavy snow before the Yearly Ceremony is an auspicious sign.” As Teng Qingshan felt the ice-cold snowflakes falling on his palm, joy emerged in his heart. He immediately glanced at Teng Qinghu, who was right next to him, and said, “Cousin, you seem to have something on your mind this morning. What are you thinking about?”

Teng Qinghu lowered his head and didn’t speak.

“Cousin!” Teng Qingshan shouted.

“Ah?” Teng Qinghu suddenly became startled and lifted his head to look at Teng Qingshan “What’s wrong, Qingshan?”

“You still need to talk to me about what’s bothering you. Two days ago, you were laughing happily, but looking at your current appearance, you have a preoccupied look. It’s as if you have the words “I am annoyed” written all over your face! What is it that you can’t tell me? Say it, there’s no need to keep it in your belly.” Teng Qingshan said with a smile.

Teng Qinghu twitched and looked at Teng Qingshan with clenched teeth before asking, “Qingshan, could it be that you like Lady Qing Qing?”

“Huh?” Teng Qingshan was shocked.

Where did this come from?

Do I like Qing Qing?

Teng Qinghu wiped his face and said, “Ah, actually, it’s nothing much! I will be open about it with you. After seeing Lady Qing Qing, I don’t know what happened, but I started to like her. I also know that I am not worthy of her! Because of this, I kept it in my heart and didn’t dare say how I felt! Today, when I saw Lady Qing Qing come looking for you, I confirmed that the Lady Qing Qing likes you. I am happy for you but also a bit uncomfortable in my heart.”

“However, Qingshan!” Teng Qinghu urgently said, “Don’t worry about me. Anyways, I don’t have the ability to marry a good girl like Lady Qing Qing. You need to bring our Teng Jia Village honor and marry her.”

Teng Qingshan was dumbfounded!

“Pa!” Teng Qingshan slapped Teng Qinghu’s head with his hand and cursed with a smile, “Cousin, is your brain full of mud? I like Lady Qing? Who told you this?”

“Uh, you don’t like such a good girl?” Teng Qinghu asked back.

“She is a good girl, but does everyone have to like her?” Teng Qingshan didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, and he immediately stared at Teng Qinghu. “Cousin, you listen to me. As for this little girl, I didn’t give any thoughts to her. You can certainly impress her with your battle prowess, giving you a good chance to obtain her hand in marriage. As for me ……Hmm, she is not to my liking.”

Teng Qinghu blinked his eyes while staring at Teng Qingshan.

“Alright, let’s go back instead of stupidly standing here.” Teng Qingshan hugged Qinghu’s shoulder, and the two cousins put their arms around each other’s’ shoulders. They walked towards their house in this heavy snow.

“I fell in love with Lady Qing?” Teng Qingshan didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Seeing this Lady Qing was like seeing his younger sister Qingyu. It was purely the feeling of an elder brother’s for his younger sister. Moreover ……he lived for 29 years in his previous life and 16 years in his current life. He no longer had the mentality of a youngster. After having so many experiences, his mind was already firm like a stone. How could his heart be that easily moved? As for this type of innocent girls, Teng Qingshan did not hold them in his heart, nor did he have the urge to play around with them.

Take a wife?

If it wasn’t for his father and mother’s request, Teng Qingshan wouldn’t worry so much. Unless he met someone who truly moved him, he wouldn’t marry otherwise.

The snow was getting heavier and heavier. A thick layer of snow had already accumulated in Teng Qingshan’s courtyard by the time the afternoon rolled by.

While sitting cross-legged in the snow, Teng Qingshan was covered by a layer of snow.

Inside the stable, his green Treading in Show Horse lifted its head and looked at Teng Qingshan, who was meditating nearby. It then lowered its head and continued to eat its hay.

“To cultivate inner strength, one needs to break open all of the body’s channels and meridians. As more and more meridians opened, the cultivation speed would accelerate faster and faster. Many people spent decades or hundreds of years but were still unable to open the hardest Conception and Governing Vessels. However, all of my eight extraordinary meridians, twelve standard meridians as well as the numerous small meridians have all been opened. Compared to other cultivators, cultivating inner strength is much easier and relaxing.”

Teng Qingshan felt relaxed and satisfied in his heart.

Cultivating inner strength was like a boundless flat land to him.

In the futuristic world of his previous life, the most troublesome problem for transportation was building all the highways. Each highway consumed an endless manpower and material resources to construct, but after the highway was successfully constructed, it would facilitate transportation and rapidly improve the economy. Opening the meridians was like the process of building highways.

It was the most troubling, but for Teng Qingshan, the highway was already built from the start. The transport cargo, which was inner strength, could be transported quickly and easily.

“Eighth stage!” Teng Qinghai had already started cultivating the eighth stage of the technique method.

Within his body, inner strength billowed and circulated through each acupuncture point. A numb feeling was spreading throughout the body.

“While cultivating the eighth stage, the speed of refining the Spiritual Qi of Heaven and Earth is hundreds of times faster than using when I used Xing Yi Martial Arts. It seems that even if I consume all my inner strength, I would only need several hours to completely recover it.” Teng Qingshan cried in grief, “During my previous life, inner strength was regarded as a treasure and couldn’t be wasted. I had to refine it from my body and blood. But in this world, inner strength isn’t valuable at all!”


Teng Qingshan entered the ninth stage of Vigor of the Reckless Bull!

Inner strength was like a flood that crossed the eight enormous and powerful extraordinary meridians. The most difficult part of breaking through to the ninth stage was opening the Conception and Governing Vessels.

“The numb feeling is getting more and more intense! I didn’t expect that using my inner strength to stimulate my acupuncture points and meridians could actually strengthen them while making them more tenacious.” Teng Qingshan cultivated according to the secret manual and continued stimulating his acupuncture points. He surrounded them with inner strength and slowly rubbed against them, fearing that he would injure them if he wasn’t gentle enough.

According to the secret manual, once an acupuncture point was injured, the circulation of inner strength would slow down excessively every time it reached that point.

“Acupuncture point? If the meridians are the highways, then these points are like a bridge to cross the river from the highway! Once the bridge is damaged, then the speed of crossing the river would slow down. Once the bridge is broken, the entire highway needs to be abandoned.” Teng Qingshan felt that his inner strength was accumulating rapidly, becoming increasingly vigorous.

A massive amount of inner strength rushed towards his Dantian, which acted like a bottomless pit, unceasingly absorbing the inner strength.

After a prolonged period of time, Teng Qingshan felt as if his Dantian was full and unable to store any more inner strength.

“Ah, full?” Teng Qingshan secretly sighed, “According to the Vigor of the Reckless Bull, the Dantian is small during the early stages of inner strength cultivation. The longer I train, the bigger the Dantian will grow. One day, the Dantian will reach a limit and be unable to expand again. However, I am still a bit away from my Dantian’s limit.”

The Dantian’s size had a limit, which also limited the amount of inner strength it could store. It was by no mean inexhaustible.

Because of this, the warriors would exhaust their inner strength while fighting.

However, along with cultivation, the Dantian would gradually enlarge. It resembled a person’s stomach; the more food a stomach ate, the more it could hold in the future. Of course there was a limit! Once the limit was reached, even if he cultivated more, it would be unable to expand any further.

In the snowy courtyard, the cross-legged Teng Qingshan turned into a snowman.


Teng Qingshan stood up, causing the snow on his body to fall down.

“Ninth stage? I managed reached the ninth stage so easily. For me, the ninth stage is the most important because it grants me a method to to burst out with inner strength!” With one thought, the inner strength in his Dantian suddenly erupted. It fiercely rushed along the eight extraordinary meridians and immediately emerged from the meridian on his right arm.


Teng Qingshan’s facial expression completely changed as he felt an extremely sharp pain from his meridians. The inner strength quickly dispersed from the minor meridians within his arm.

“Chi, chi!”

Some inner strength shot on the snow, digging small holes.

“So dangerous.” Teng Qingshan’s face turned pale.

Just now, he used the eighth stage to circulate inner strength through his eight auxiliary meridians and shoot it out from his arm. However, his arm meridian’s capacity to withstand inner strength was inferior to his eight extraordinary meridians. The inner strength circulation was so strong that it almost ruptured Teng Qingshan’s arm meridian. Fortunately, he had already opened all the meridians, so he immediately managed to disperse the inner strength through several minor meridians.

“My meridians are too wide, and although I can instantly release out a lot of inner strength, I have too few meridians on my arms, like a cannon opening that is too small! There is a lot of ammunition, but they are unable shoot out instantaneously! What a pity.” Teng Qingshan smiled helplessly.

Earlier, when he used the sixth stage, the flow of inner strength was less strong, and Teng Qingshan’s arm meridians were still able to endure. However, that was no longer possible.

“It seems what was written in the secret manual for Vigor of the Reckless Bull was right. I need to spend more time to widen and nourish my meridians,” Teng Qingshan thought to himself.

In the coming days, Teng Qingshan stayed in the Black Armored Army leisurely and carefree. Besides practicing his Spear Arts, he occasionally led his sergeants and trained them in horse-riding. For the rest of the time, he would mostly cultivate Vigor of the Reckless Bull to nurture his meridians. As time went by, Teng Qingshan’s meridians were gradually becoming wider and more tenacious.

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