A Martial Odyssey Book 2: The Celestial Realm – Chapter 9

The Cosmos Stellar Formation

Furious dust storms flurried in all directions with a force so mighty that Yi Ping had difficulty standing straight.

The Ultimate Star Formation had been formed by the nine maidens and they had been afflicted by the furies of the Divine Calamity. Even though it seemed that the worse of the Divine Calamity seemed to have passed, the furious dust storms had shown no signs of ceasing and everything on the ground seemed to be reversing in an upward direction!

Yi Ping was panicky and he had broken down in cold sweats as he exercised his entire martial power to steady himself. He could only see Shen Xingyue, Yujian and Meijian who had surrounded himself in a tight formation as they raised their divine swords to shelter him from the worst of the Divine Calamity.

He thought, “Have we overcome the worse of the Divine Calamity? But where are the others?”

Yi Ping was calling out exasperatedly, “Xian’Er! Qing’Er! Lele! Yunzi! Youxue! Lingfeng! Are you there? Please answer me!”

Shen Xingyue, Yujian and Meijian were also shouting for them but there were no responses from anyone or from their surroundings.

It was because there were columns of thick dusts everywhere and the winds were gushing so strongly that their voices were drowned out by it. Even the tremendous thunders of the lightning bolts that were flashing all around them were drowned to a whimpering impact!

Even though Shen Xingyue, Yujian and Meijian were just by his side, Yi Ping was shouting aloud to them. “How is everyone?!”

Shen Xingyue was panting heavily as she thrust her Blue Heavens Divine Sword into the ground as she nodded.

Yujian and Meijian were looking tenderly at him even though they were looking extremely tired; their faces were extremely pale but their eyes were full of sentiments and love.

The Ultimate Celestial Star Formation had taken a huge toll on everyone.

Shen Xingyue used her Great Whispering Skill to assure everyone, “Don’t worry. With their martial skills, they should be alright…”

She was not sure and could only pray for their safety!

All of a sudden, there were particles of light that were bursting from the ground!

Shen Xingyue said urgently, “This is just phrase one. After the Ultimate Celestial Star Formation is initiated, we must now find a way to ascend as quickly as possible.”

She paused for a while to catch her breath, “Yu’Er and Mei’Er, there is no time to lose. We must initiate the Cosmos Stellar Formation now or we will lose this chance forever. If we don’t initiate the Cosmos Stellar Formation now, we may put the lives of others in danger.”

She sighed softly as she looked at Yi Ping, “Ping’Er, what do you say?”

Yi Ping was forced to nod as he muttered, “Let’s hope everyone is alright.”

Even though he was unwilling for the Cosmos Stellar Formation to be initiated without knowing if the other maidens were safe but when he saw how weary Yu’Er and Mei’Er were, he was heartbroken and knew that their strength were being sapped away rapidly by this supernatural dust storm.

If Shen Xingyue, Yu’Er and Mei’Er were so drained now, the other maidens could not be faring too well either.

Shen Xingyue sighed softly as she murmured to herself, “If there is anyone to blame or fault, then let me be that person. I hope that everyone well…Forgive me…”

She shouted, “Initiate the Cosmos Stellar Formation!”

She had brandished the Blue Heavens Divine Sword and had thrust it into the ground. Immediately, the ground below exploded into shimmering blue globes as she said solemnly, “Yu’Er, Mei’Er, quickly. There is no time to lose. Every second is crucial!”

Yi Ping gasped, “Xingyue, wait!”

In the end, he was still reluctant and was fearful for the others. It was because he could not see the others and his judgment had become clouded!

Meijian shook her head but a tearful Yujian tugged her sleeve and said melancholy, “Mei’Er, if we don’t initiate the Cosmos Stellar Formation now, we risk all our sisters. Even though we cannot see them but I believe, I believe…”

Yujian had broken down as she sniffed tearfully, “But….I believes that they are all alright and is waiting for us to initiate the Cosmos Stellar Formation!”

With that, Yujian swung her divine sword, the Harp Whisperer in an arc into the ground. Immediately, golden shimmering light bursts out from the ground!

The Harp Whisperer was a divine sword with a special characteristic that was unusual; it was able to slice through the air silently and without warning!

Mei’Er took at long glance at Yi Ping with bleary eyes…

Yi Ping was trembling and his face was grim. Slowly, he nodded before he finally said, “Mei’Er, let’s do it. I am willing to believe that they are still with us.”

Mei’Er cried briefly before she swung her Lyrical Whisperer into the ground in a golden burst of bursting light.

The entire ground began to shake violently as Shen Xingyue, Meijian and Yujian grabbed Yi Ping by his shoulders as brilliant light burst all around them, colliding with the dust storms around them apart in a thunderous howling conflict!

There were thunderous explosions all around them as everyone felt a strange sensation that seemed to be tearing them apart!

Shen Xingyue gasped breathlessly, “It is the Divine Thunder from the celestial realm! The only time we can hear it, is when the earthly heavens and the celestial heavens have collided with each other! The ascension is now taking place!”

Yi Ping felt as though his entire bones were breaking apart. He began to shout aloud as he mustered his entire martial power to struggle against the excruciating pain!

Yu’Er and Mei’Er had already broke out in soft screams while Shen Xingyue had exercised her entire martial power to display the Divine Rejuvenation Force to resist the pressuring colliding force of the forced ascension!

Yi Ping embraced all three of them tightly as he exercised his Absolute Equilibrium Force to his limits. If he did not know his limits previously, then he knew it now!

His vision was now blurring and his head was wobbling but he was holding them tightly while murmuring, “Xingyue, Yu’Er, Mei’Er, please endure. I will use my life to protect you…”

Yu’Er leaned weakly on Yi Ping and her eyes were bleary but she forced herself to look at him as she muttered almost incoherently, “Master…Yi Ping, I am content that you are with me. Don’t you worry about me. You must live well…”

Yi Ping gripped her tightly as he shouted panicky, “Yu’Er! Yu’Er, don’t fall asleep!”

Mei’Er had been holding herself back and she had long exhausted her internal strength. The toil of executing the Cosmos Stellar Formation had sapped all her strength. She coughed out blood and was muttering incoherently, “Master, you must live…I…going to miss…you…”

Yi Ping cried out as he gripped Meijian, “Mei’Er! Wake up! Not you too! Yu’Er, Mei’Er!”

By now, Yi Ping had nearly lost all his sight as he gripped and called their names panicky…

All of a sudden, the martial force around them weakened and the collision forces that were pressuring them had suddenly increased many folds!

It was because Shen Xingyue had exhausted all her martial power and had fainted in his embrace!

Even though her Divine Rejuvenate Force was an epitome skill that could rejuvenate her internal vital energies but this pressuring colliding force was a natural phenomenon that was too much even for her to handle. Moreover, she was trying to protect everyone and her internal injuries were the most serious!

Yi Ping knew that Shen Xingyue’s injuries was the most severe even though she did not say it.

He could only mutter weakly and wobbly as he gripped the three of them, “Xingyue…if anything happens to you…I…and Yu’Er, Mei’Er, I don’t want anything to happen to anyone of you…”

With one desperate martial shout, Yi Ping re-mustered what little strength that he could muster as he raised his hand upward to display the Asper Divinity Horizon Hand as three bursting rings of martial force exploded one after another around him!

But before he could execute the full force of the Asper Divinity Horizon Hand, his blood had reversed and at the same time, the pressuring colliding forces that was around him had also come crushing down on him!

The next thing he knew, he had blanked out and everything had turned into darkness!