The Nine Cauldrons

Chapter 6: Practicing Fist Art Under the Sea! Picking Fruits On the Island!

Book 7 Chapter 6 Practicing Fist Art Under the Sea! Picking Fruits On the Island!

“Grind the Iron Leaf Fruit into pieces and eat it?” Teng Qingshan pondered and said with a smile, “It might cause some marvelous effect, but I will not do it!” If one reached Teng Qingshan’s level, the effect of such fruits were useless.

“Little Jun, do you want to try?” Teng Qingshan asked jokingly.

“It was just a passing thought, so it might not work. If we catch a prisoner, we could try it on him!” Li Jun said as she thought.

After chatting for a while, both of them went into the cabin and began resting.


The days on the vast sea were actually very boring. One might feel shocked and awe because of the vastness of the great sea, but as time passed by, the monotony would begin to feel extremely terrible.

Teng Qingshan exerted all his effort on cultivation, attempting to merge the concept of the 《Earth Element Fist》 into the spear art, Transmutation Unity Law. Besides cultivating occasionally, Li Jun watched Teng Qingshan cultivate and also engaged in interesting and fun conversations with the thunderwhales.

They continued sailing.

Teng Qingshan and Li Jun also realized that as they continued heading northward, the number of islands inhabited by humans decreased. They could still find islands inhabited by people when they first departed from the Heavenly Rock Island, but since the seventh day of their voyage with the thunderwhales, they no longer saw any islands inhabited by humans.

This location was too far from the coast of the land of the Nine Prefectures.

On the seventh night of their voyage with the thunderwhales.

Over thirty thunderwhales were resting on the sea surface, so naturally the tungsten wood vessel stopped. At this moment, Teng Qingshan was around a hundred Zhang below the deep and gloomy sea surface. With only his long pants on, the half-naked Teng Qingshan was practicing his fist art under the sea.



Every fist that Teng Qingshan struck contained an extremely rapid spiralling force. It was as if a gigantic electric drill was piercing through the bottom of the sea.

“The Drilling Fist of the Five Element Arts of Xing Yi Martial Art.” Under the sea, Teng Qingshan had been practicing the same move repeatedly. He was standing in the Three Postures as he struck the Drilling Fists repeatedly. Teng Qingshan struck almost a thousand punches within the span of two hours.

Each punch contained the strength of over ten thousand Jin.

Because Teng Qingshan was cultivating the concept of the fist art, there was no need to use all his strength.

Teng Qingshan’s fists occasionally spiralled up and down, in and out. The fists also spiralled with still and balanced, or horizontally and vertically. With the spiralling motion as the shape and the rotation as the force, a terrifying spiralling drill was formed. If a Grandmaster of Xing Yi Martial Arts were here, he would widen his eyes in astonishment.

This fist art had already reached the pinnacle of the mysterious realm. However, Teng Qingshan wanted to surpass the Grandmaster Realm and understand the realm of Dao.

“Whew!” Teng Qingshan withdrew his fist and again positioned himself in the Three Postures.

“I do have an advantage!” Teng Qingshan smiled and said, “In the Five Element Boxing, the Horizontal Fist is the Earth Element Fist. Now, the achievement of my 《Earth Element Fist》 is the highest! As for the Drilling Fist, it is of the Water Element, which dissolves in earth and gives life to wood! The Horizontal Fist is the foundation of the Drilling Fist. If I make great progress in the Horizontal Fist, cultivating the Drilling Fist would be easier. Likewise, if I make great progress in the 《Earth Element Fist》, cultivating the 《Water Element Fist》 would be a lot easier.”

These days, Teng Qingshan would spend about four hours every night practicing his fist art under the sea.

In the process of the cultivation, Teng Qinghsan realized that the concept of the 《Earth Element Fist》helped improve his Drilling Fist. In his previous life, Martial Uncle Teng Bolei taught that Drilling Fist was of the Water Element and dissolves in earth. Indeed, what he had taught was true.

“It is really too hard to gain enlightenment like how I did on the Great Prairie.” Teng Qingshan knew clearly as he thought to himself, “The moment of enlightenment cannot be sought for and can only come by with luck! Although cultivating amidst the sea won’t give me the moment of enlightenment, it will at least help me understand the Drilling Fist!”

Practicing the Drilling Fist on the sea not only saved effort but also led to better results! Just like when some experts of Xing Yi Martial Arts practiced the Twelve Forms, they would observe the way certain animals moved. As for cultivating the Five Element Fists, it was more suitable to cultivate the fist art of the Water Ekement in a sea environment.

“One can’t be enlightened as he pleases. Instead, one should cultivate assiduously and firmly while pondering and experimenting repeatedly. This way, one will gradually make progress!” Teng Qingshan had faith and determination.

Actually, with the 《Earth Element Fist》 as the foundation, his cultivation of the Drilling Fist was indeed improving.

On the ninth day of the voyage with the thunderwhales, late at night!

“Walla~~” The dark and gloomy sea waters swayed.

Over thirty thunderwhales and the tungsten wood vessel continued sailing forward. The thunderwhales would usually rest at night, but tonight was different. Because…..according to the calculations, they should be able to arrive their destination—Iron Leaf Island—tonight!

On the tungsten wood vessel.

Teng Qingshan held the silver Reincarnation Spear in his hand and thrust it forward repeatedly.

“Xiu!” “Xiu!”

Like the sound of an electrical drill, each thrust and strike was very fierce. Teng Qingshan stood with the Three Xing Yi Postures, but the Reincarnation Spear in his hand performed the Toxic Dragon Drill repeatedly. After he managed to generate Internal Supreme Force, the Toxic Dragon Drill was Teng Qingshan’s strongest offensive technique!

During the ten day voyage, Teng Qingshan would often dive into the sea and practice the Drilling Fist.

The concepts of the Drilling Fist and the Toxic Dragon Drill were similar.

As the power of Teng Qingshan’s Drilling Fist increased, the power of his strongest offensive technique, Toxic Dragon Drill, would also increase gradually.

“Eh?” Teng Qingshan frowned.

The tungsten wood vessel had already stopped. Teng Qingshan walked to the bow of the vessel and gazed into the sea waters. He saw that the King of Thunderwhales was looking at him with the enormous golden eyes. The King of Thunderwhales roared softly as if it was weary of something and didn’t dare to emit a loud noise.

“Little Jun, Little Jun.” Teng Qingshan immediately knocked twice on the cabin door.

Soon, Li Jun ran out fully dressed and stood beside Teng Qingshan on the bow of the vessel as she conversed with the King of Thunderwhales.

Within a moment—

Li Jun turned and stared at Teng Qingshan as she said with a smile, “Big Brother Teng, the King of Thunderwhales said that….the Iron Leaf Island is about three Li away.” Hearing this, Teng Qingshan casted a glance in the distance.Although the Iron Leaf Island was not considered a huge island, it was only three Li away, so Teng Qingshan could saw the dark island at the horizon in the distance.

“There are three Li left to go. Why did they stop now?” Teng Qingshan asked with a frown.

“The King of Thunderwhales said that there are submerged reef in front of us and even reef that emerged from the surface of the sea! The tungsten wood vessel won’t be able to pass.” Li JUn explained. At the same time, the King of Thunderwhales roared softly in the sea.

Li Jun hastily said, “It also said if the tungsten wood vessel is too close to the island shore, demonic beast might attack it! By leaving the tungsten wood vessel three Li away, it will be a lot safer.”

Teng Qingshan nodded as he listened.

“Wait.” Struck by a thought, Teng Qingshan opened the cabin door and went in. He then came out with fish webs in his hand as he closed the door.

“Fish net?” Li Jun asked in surprise.

“We can put the Iron Leaf Fruits in the net!” Teng Qingshan smiled, “If there is a great amount of Iron Leaf Fruits, this fish net will be of great use.”

“Let’s prepare to disembark!” Teng Qingshan looked at the King of Thunderwhales and said, “Little Jun, tell the King of Thunderwhales that I will be the only one going ashore. Tell it to keep you safe.

When Li Jun heard this, a smile appeared on her face.

She then conversed with the King of Thunderwhales for a while and said to Teng Qingshan with a smile, “Big Brother Teng, let’s go into the water.”

Whew! Whew!

Teng Qingshan and Li Jun jumped at the same time. “Splash” They fell into the sea, but the sea water around Li Jun was forced away by a shapeless energy. It was the effect of the water-repelling pearl. “This azure pearl is really useful.” Li Jun said as she watched the sea water around her with interest.

“Roar~~” The King of Thunderwhales approached in the water.

Li Jun roared twice towards the King of Thunderwhale and said with a smile, “Big Brother Teng, it has already ordered a thunderwhale to guard the tungsten wood vessel. THe others will swim near the shores of the Iron Leaf Island.” Immediately, Teng Qingshan and Li Jun climbed up the back of a thunderwhale.

Over thirty thunderwhales began approaching the Iron Leaf Island.

“Ask the King of Thunderwhales what kind of powerful demonic beasts inhabit the island. Even though it said earlier that I am capable of dealing with those demonic beasts, ask it to give more details,” Teng Qingshan said.

“Okay.” Li Jun immediately began conversing with the King of Thunderwhales in a soft tone.

After a while, Li Jun turned around and said, “Big Brother Teng, the King of Thunderwhales said that there are a few demonic beasts on the island. However, there is only one demonic beast beast that is on par with it, a Golden Dan innate demonic beast. A huge condor! As I listened to his description of the condor, I felt that the divine condor should be the Gold Eyed Divine Condor, which is the Blackgale Divine Condor.”

Hearing This, Teng Qingshan finally understood the situation and felt even more confident.

The Blackgale Divine Condor was also called the Gold Eyed Divine Condor. It was able to puff icy air and was at the same level as the Red Eyed Snow Lion.

“One is in the sea, and the other is in the sky. With the Blackgale Divine Condor on the island, it’s really hard for the King of Thunderwhales to obtain the fruits.” Teng Qingshan smiled and continued saying, “Don’t even mention the Blackgale Divine Condor, even ordinary Hollow Dan innate demonic beasts wouldn’t be afraid of the King of Thunderwhales if it tried climbing ashore.”

Teng Qingshan was extremely confident.

“Big Brother Teng, the King of Thunderwhales also said that…..although the Blackgale Divine Condor is on often on the island, it’s not on the island every day. If we’re lucky, we might not encounter the Divine Condor tonight. We just needed to drive out some ordinary innate demonic beast and gather the fruits safely,” Li Jun added with a smile.

Teng Qingshan nodded and said, “Yes. It’s good if we don’t need to battle!”


The thunderwhales arrive near the shore of Iron Leaf Island.

“Big Brother Teng, the King of Thunderwhales said that the Iron Leaf Fruit Tree is at the highest point of the entire island. The leaves of the Iron Leaf Fruit Tree are as hard and trenchant as steel, and the tree itself is completely black with just the fruits green! You should be able to recognize it in one glance,” Li Jun said softly.

Teng Qingshan nodded.

However, the island was too big and there were too many trees, thus, it was impossible for Teng Qingshan to notice it in one glance.

“Big Brother Teng, be careful,” Li Jun cried out softly.

The King of Thunderwhales also stared at Teng Qingshan with its huge gold-colored eyes. The thirty-plus thunderwhales all stared at Teng Qingshan with expectation. With the Reincarnation Spear in his hand, Teng Qingshan smiled and carried the fish net as he strode up the island. With a nimble dash and a flash, he disappeared from the sight of the thunderwhales.


Teng Qingshan was like a nimble monkey as he explored the island.

After exploring for around one hour, Teng Qingshan saw a lofty tree. The tree was as thick as the waist of a man and completely black. It had leaves that seemed to be made from steel and green fruits that hung from the branches. The fruits were so green that they could move the hearts of men. Based on this, Teng Qingshan could tell that this fruit tree before his eyes was the Iron Leaf Fruit Tree.

“That’s the one!” Teng Qingshan exclaimed with a smile.

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