Inside the Stellar Sanctuary
And it is this brilliant flash of stunning light that woke Yi Ping up in cold sweat!
He found himself surrounded by all the panicky maidens who showered him with all kinds of concern!
He was startled as he stammered out, “How long have I been unconscious?”
Lele smiled warmly, “You just give us a shock! But you wake up as soon as you have fallen to the ground. That is weird…”
Yixian was inspecting his pulses tenderly as she replied gently, “Ping’Er, you appear to black out for just for a few moments. Are you feeling well? Any discomfort?”
Lie Qing was embracing him by his arm as she said tenderly, “Ping’Er, I was so worried earlier…”
Youxue heaved a soft sigh as she looked shyly at him, “Brother Ping…”
Shi Shi was wiping his cold sweat for him as she muttered affectionately, “Look at you. You must be too tired and didn’t have enough rest…”
Lingfeng had straightened him as she hit him rapidly on his back with her fingers to revitalize his energy channels as she comforted him anxiously, “How are you feeling now? Much better?”
Yi Ping was so moved by affectionately attentions that his spirits was aroused warmly that he said aloud, “I am really good…”
Han Lin said, “Good! You just give me a good scare. Let’s us hurry into the Stellar Sanctuary. I am dying to see what is inside!”
The rest of the maidens soon became enthusiastic as they eyed the darkness of the entrance with caution!
Yi Ping was soon looking at the towering crimson gate of the Stellar Sanctuary even as he muttered a quick prayer for the dead.
Lingfeng said, “If the sealed gate of the Stellar Sanctuary has already been opened, that will only mean that others are already inside.”
The Universal Old Man was trembling lightly even as he was saying, “Even though we are late by only one day but this is the first time that I have got almost three months to explore the Stellar Sanctuary. Excellent, excellent…”
Lingfeng immediately warned them, “There is an inscription on the sealed crimson gate. It is forbidden to speak of your experiences in the Stellar Sanctuary or you surely will die. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. In the past there are some practitioners that did not take this threat seriously and they had all lost their lives. The only time that we can openly share our experiences is when we are in the Stellar Sanctuary. In fact that is why the Stellar Sanctuary is also called the Great Forbidden Place. I am also not sure if it is divine forces or curses at work here but where we are stepping into is actually the boundaries of the Immortal Realm. So don’t be fooled by the exterior appearance of the Stellar Sanctuary!”
The Sagess Ai was startled as she thought, “She actually know this much?”
With quick nods and approvals from everyone, the group immediately stepped into the entrance of the Stellar Sanctuary!
The inside of the Stellar Sanctuary was equally imposing with tall stone pillars etched along the side of the long hallway.
The height of the hallway measured some sixty meters tall and twenty meters wide!
Yi Ping was stunned at the grandeur of the place as did all the first timers among the group!
Even though it was the first time that Yi Ping had entered the Stellar Sanctuary but he had a familiar feeling…
Yang Min gasped, “So this is the Stellar Sanctuary! Who will possibly want to build such a large hallway? This doesn’t seem like it is meant for us…”
As she gasped out, her soft echoes began to reverberate in the hallway!
Lingfeng whispered softly, “Everyone be careful and don’t touch anything strange. Make sure that we are always in a group…”
The Sagess Ai was also issuing the same commands, “Stay together as a group and look out for one another…”
The Celeste Wind Maiden had suddenly drawn out her Celeste Wind Divine Sword with a brilliant light as she warned everyone, “There is stench of blood ahead!”
At the end of the hallway was a flight of stairs made of huge solid blocks of grey stones that clearly marked an entrance at the top.
Immediately the entire group quickly made haste as they ascended the long flight of steps!
When they reached the entrance, they were greeted by a gigantic huge chamber that was in similar gigantic proportions as the hallway behind them.
But only this time, there was a huge black stele and lying all over the gigantic chamber were dozens of dead bodies!
Yang Min immediately turned pale as she took a step back in horror!
Even Jing’Er was flabbergasted but it was not from the scene but from one man that was lying next to the gigantic black stele!
A dead man!
The dead man was none other than the Bai Liangong, the Martial Grandmaster of the Martial Deviant Clan!
He had died a gruesome death and his heart had been torn out of his body!
Yi Ping muttered as he took slow steps forward, “What is he doing here?”
Yang Min had quickly regained her composure as she dashed past Yi Ping to give the dead body a kick as she cried out, “Good! You are finally dead! You have ruined me!”
Everyone quickly fell into silence as Yang Min vented out her bitterness…
Finally the Celeste Wind Maiden quietly stepped forward to stop her, “That is enough…”
Yang Min burst out into tearful sorrows as she turned around.
Because Yi Ping happened to be standing behind her and also because she needed a shoulder to cry on, she fell into his embrace as she cried out incoherently!
Yi Ping was stunned when Yang Min had suddenly dashed into his embrace.
He was even more flustered when Jing’Er and Shi Shi had also surrounded him in an attempt to console Yang Min!
The Celeste Wind Maiden had kneeled down to examine the dead Martial Grandmaster before she said quietly, “He was killed by the Soul Chaining Aerial Fingers.”
Lie Qing nodded after making the same observation as she said, “In other words, he was killed by Yong Le the Right Martial Protector.”
Lele had drawn the same conclusion as well, “Internal strife. This sort of thing is always happening. But why would Yong Le wants to kill him?”
Youxue looked at the Goddess Isa as she said, “If the Martial Grandmaster is not injured by the Goddess Isa’ ruse, he would not be in this state.”
By now Yang Min had composed herself as she said with a deep flush after realizing that she had been crying in Yi Ping’s embrace, “The dead here are mostly those that are loyal to the Martial Grandmaster. I have recognized most of them. Yong Le…has always been ambitious. I am not surprise if he did that. There are three other exits in this chamber. He must have taken one of these exits.”
The Celeste Wind Maiden said, “Yong Le is one of the seven most formidable fighters in the Celestial Realm. I am even more surprised that he is able to heed under the command of another for so long.”
The Sagess Ai laughed softly, “Xiao Qian, surely you are not thinking of leaving the Celestial Aiel Sect and to establish your own clan?”
The Celeste Wind Maiden said coldly, “Perhaps.”
Han Lin laughed, “I hope that you are not serious. But if you are, maybe you can consider asking me as well!”
The Sagess Ai hummed coldly, “Han Lin, do you know what the rules are for betraying your own clan?”