A Martial Odyssey Book 2: The Celestial Realm – Chapter 8

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The Ultimate Celestial Star Formation

It was noon, the winds were strong and dark clouds were forming rapidly.

The view from the top of the cold misty mountains was breathtaking but no one had any mood for appreciation.

The Jade Emperor, the Celestial Liege and Ye Ling were here to witness the most significant event that were to take place, the transmigration to the realm above that was called the Ninth Heavens.

Ye Ling gasped, “I have never expected to see such an event taking place. Is it really possible? They are really going to Beyond?”

Lingfeng had overheard Ye Ling and she smiled, “Actually Beyond isn’t actually the correct name for it.”

Ye Ling asked curiously, “What do you mean?”

Lingfeng explained, “Previously we have all thought that the Ninth Heavens is the Beyond. But a Tenth Heavens exists beyond the Ninth Heavens. This is a place where we call the God Realm and is a goal that the celestial practitioners in the Ninth Heavens are striving for.”

Ye Ling, the Jade Emperor and the Celestial Liege gasped, “There is yet another realm above the Ninth Heavens?”

Lingfeng realized that she had revealed too much and she was suddenly quiet.

Even Yi Ping and the rest of the other eight maidens were all looking at her curiously and waiting for her to continue.

Finally, Lingfeng simply said. “The Heavens beyond the Heavens, is called the Beyond. This is a place where we can be sheltered from the tribulations. However, no one living has found a way there. Only one celestial who calls himself the Dark Lord of the Chaos Cosmos has been there from the enigmatic clues that we have gathered. But we are not sure if he really makes it too. But no matter what, knowing too much isn’t going to help you and will even harm your celestial progression.”

The Jade Emperor nodded as he stared blankly at Lingfeng as he thought, “How did she know so much about the celestial realm? Is she from that realm?”

In the meantime, the Celestial Liege stood awkwardly in front of Lie Qing and Xiao Youxue. Finally he said, “We don’t know what will actually happens but I wish the best for both of you.”

Lie Qing sighed softly and she finally spoke, “What is past is past. Don’t linger anymore and be decisive.”

She stole a quick look at Youxue and Ye Ling.

Ye Ling quickly looked the other way.

Youxue said coldly, “I am not that close to you and I already have someone close to my heart. You should treasure that maiden over there. Surely you must be terribly blind!”

The Celestial Liege was startled and he followed the look in Youxue’s eyes and saw Ye Ling.

The Celestial Liege was dumbfounded momentarily and for the first time, he seemed confused.

At the same time, Yi Ping saw the look in the Celestial Liege as he sighed, “They are all devoted to me but can I give them all a fair and just treatment?”

Officially, Yixian the Celestial Fairy was his official wife.

Unofficially, Lele and Yunzi were his second and third wives as they had not gone through any marriage rites.

In the past one year alone, he had been buzy recuperating from various Divine Calamities afflictions. Moreover, now that he knew that his father, Yi Tianxing was still living, he felt that he had to seek his father’s blessings and nod in approval. However, he did not know where his father had gone to. He tried to find him at the valley where he had first encountered him but he was not there. He even went to the vicinity where his mother had been buried but he could not find him either.

Lele immediately knew that Yi Ping was troubled. She stroked her long flowing hair gently as she winked at Yi Ping to distract him, “Today, we are going to the upper realm. I have always wanted to know what is up there.”

She looked at Yixian and Lie Qing who looked at her quietly.

Even Yi Ping was smiling bitterly as he muttered, “We don’t know if the Ultimate Celestial Star Formation is able to work. This is a gambit. I still think if anyone wants to give it up, there is still time…”

Shen Xingyue said quietly, “I am going. Nothing will change my mind!”

Yujian and Meijian said at the same time melancholy, “Even if we turn to ashes together, we are not afraid!”

Lie Qing said with an enchanting smile, “What makes you think I am going to leave you with Lingfeng?”

Yixian said gently and her expressions were full of conviction, “Ping’Er, we will never part again.”

Yunzi nodded, “If we are unwilling, we will have already told you so. Whether we will succeed or not, let fate be our guiding hand!”

Youxue said, “I have never regretted knowing you and Sister Lingfeng. Even though it is a big risk to take and no one has ever tried it before, I am not afraid.”

Lingfeng sighed softly and her eyes were beaming, “Everyone…”

Yi Ping nodded and he finally let go of a heavy burden in his heart, “Then so be it. Whether we can all live or die, it doesn’t matter anymore as long as we can all be together!”

He took bold stride towards the Jade Emperor and he was suddenly on his kneels!

The Jade Emperor was startled, “What is going on? Please get up first…”

Yi Ping bowed three times, “This is for taking care of my infant on my behalf. Whether we can succeed or not, I will never see her for a long time.”

The Jade Emperor stroked his long heard, “She is also my kin. What a thing to say. Naturally I will take care of her. Please get up.”

Yi Ping was trembling as he picked himself up, “Thank you!”

Lele said quietly to the Jade Emperor, “Grandpa, thank you…”

The Jade Emperor sighed, “Not at all. Lele, you must also take care too and get along well with everyone. Be strong. Let me ask you, how your proficiency with the Crescent Moon Sword Techniques and have you met any opponent that can best you while you are using it?”

Lele replied quietly, “Yuan Shao, an elder from the Virtuous Palace is able to best me.”

The Jade Emperor said, “This is not shameful. The Virtuous Palace is renowned for their swordplay. In the upper realm, there are many powerful opponents. So be careful. Don’t forget to refine your sword techniques or else even if you have a divine sword in your hand, it is just a useless toy.”

Lele nodded tearfully, “I will. Grandpa, you must take care of yourself too…”

The Jade Emperor patted her on her shoulder, “Don’t cry Lele. You have already grown up and a mother now. It is getting late or else if we continue to chat like this, you will miss the auspicious timing.”

The Jade Emperor looked at Yi Ping and said solemnly, “Yi Ping, take care of Lele and don’t let her come to harm’s way. Or else I won’t let you off!”

Yi Ping bowed with his hands, “I will definitely do s