Since the first time that he had met Lingfeng, she had always been like this. He was actually more afraid that after she had regained her memories as the Heaveness, she would actually ignore him!
Lingfeng tapped her foot as she looked at everyone, “So who is next?”
Yi Ping quickly asked, “Is there anyone who is uncomfortable or unwell…”
Lingfeng stepped on Yi Ping’s foot as she whispered softly, “What are you doing? You are deliberately going against me!”
Yi Ping rubbed his nose as he looked gently at her, “I know that you will ask the others the same next so I am just helping you to ask.”
Lingfeng was flushing all of a sudden when she had noticed Yi Ping’s gentle look!
She muttered, “Whatever!”
Lie Qing smiled broadly, “What an enviable pair!”
Lele said unimpressed, “Let’s get going!”
Yi Ping quickly looked away from Lingfeng was flushing and he too began to flush lightly!
Lele added, “Let me try next!”
Lele had already leapt to the top of the first pillar that was in front of her and in just a few blinks of an eye she had reached the other end!
She appeared to be slowing down and even falling backward at the last two pillars which were the ninth and tenth pillar respectively!
Lele said breathlessly, “Lucky!”
Yi Ping broke into cold sweat and was relieved that Lele had managed to make it across the platform. If something happened to Lele, he really was at a loss to explain to Lele’s grandfather the Jade Emperor and his daughter in the future!
Youxue said emotionlessly, “That is really such a close call. I will suggest that unless the others have the lightness skill level of the Joyful Goddess, it is better to take the second path!”
The Universal Old Man shouted amidst the howling winds, “Let me take the lead for the second path first so that you can all know what it is like. There is still time to give it up.”
As he went to the side of the platform, everyone could immediately see the winds at the edge was indeed blowing very hard that even the robe of the Universal Old Man was flurrying strongly!
The Universal Old Man gave a loud martial shout, “The Thousand Weight Fall!”
Immediately a burst of martial force exploded outward!
While everyone could see that the Universal Old Man had quickly gained control of his balance but he was still taking extremely slow step forward!
They knew that the martial power of the Universal Old Man had to be astonishing for he was an Ancient Celestial and ranked in the records as one of the seven top ancient fighters. But even he was now taking slow steps!
So they could imagine the furies of the winds that were at the edge. Moreover, the Universal Old Man had not reached the narrow path that was at the edge of the wall yet and in order to reach the other end of the platform through this second path, at least three hundred steps on the second path were required!
Jing’Er smiled weakly and she could feel her knees growing weak, “This is…like taking the Divine Calamity and I am not prepared…”
Han Lin said solemnly, “It is not too late to give it up yet. The Stellar Sanctuary is extremely perilous especially at the higher levels. It is not just the traps and trials that we have to face. There are also divine beasts and abyssal monsters. We can all get kill with just a fluke bad luck.”
Yi Ping broke into cold sweat again upon hearing Han Lin!
It was not because he was afraid!
He was never afraid of getting killed but he was fearful for all his love ones!
He muttered, “I am sorry, I shouldn’t have brought you all here…”
Yixian smiled gently, “Ping’Er, it is we who insist on coming. The Stellar Sanctuary is indeed one of the most mysterious places in the Celestial Realm. If we have missed it then I am afraid that we may have to wait for centuries for its next appearance!”
Lingfeng added, “Yi Ping, you are hesitating now. I know what you are thinking. Be strong and don’t let us distract you.”
Yi Ping could only smile bitterly because he was not able to do so!
Lingfeng continued coolly, “Now you know why the Immortal Saint of Swords and the Lord Supreme will rather take the challenges alone? While numbers give courage at the beginning of the trial especially for the unknown but for every death that you have witnessed, courage and willpower are lost. Many celestial practitioners have emerged from the Stellar Sanctuary with broken spirits!”
This was the firsthand experiences of the Heaveness. It was because she had indeed lost many friends and companions in the Stellar Sanctuary!
It was only fortunate that she had been alive till now!
Yi Ping was staring blankly as he muttered, “Yu’Er, Mei’Er, Ye Yin, Xingyue, Yunzi…I wonder how you are now…”
The Goddess Aiel murmured softly, “The Stellar Sanctuary is extremely perilous not just for the celestial practitioners. Over the years, countless immortal practitioners are also killed in here…”
Yang Min gasped, “Immortal practitioners are also killed in here?!”
This revelation was not only startling to Yang Min but to the rest of them too!
The Goddess Isa immediately warned the Goddess Aiel with the Thousand Mile Resonant Mile, “Aiel! It is forbidden! They are not ready for this knowledge yet and telling them more than necessary will be detrimental to their future attainment!”
The Goddess Aiel immediately kept mum leaving everyone to look at one another with a curious look!
Youxue said as she pointed at the Universal Old Man, “Look!”
The Universal Old Man had finally reached the edge of the platform after taking twenty slow steps!
On the edge of the platform was a small ledge and the small ledge was indeed the second path!
The Universal Old Man had cautiously treaded on the small ledge with his back was facing the wall!
It looked like he could topple and fall any time!
Jing’Er was gasping, “He is so big…will he fall?”
Lingfeng said solemnly, “Not to worry. Even though his pot belly is big but he will be alright. He has gone through this trial countless times.”
Lie Qing gasped softly, “No wonder the second path is not as easy as the first. It is not only an internal art and martial power test, it is also a test of sheer perseverance and endurance! If the practitioner cannot perseverance throughout the entire path, then they will fall into the bottomless abyss below and looking at it now, it is going to be difficult.”
Shi Shi nodded slowly, “I garner that a practitioner has to overcome at least the fifth Divine Calamity to stand a chance…”
Youxue added coolly, “Even if the practitioner is able to reach the other end of the platform, they will surely be exhausted or wholly drained. Any hostile encounters in the midst of treading the path or shortly afterward will surely spell the end of the practitioner…”
The Celeste Wind Maiden continued, “…and moreover we do not know what waits behind that seal gate yet…”
Han Lin said, “But no matter what, we got to make our choices now. This is now time to put our life time martial arts to the tests.”
Yi Ping said, “I will go last. Everyone be careful…”
Yixian asked, “Ping’Er, be careful too. Which path will you take?”
Yi Ping said quietly, “I have not decided yet…”