A Martial Odyssey Book 3: The Stellar Sanctuary – Chapter 44

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess

Life Gate! 

The entrance to the next level of the Stellar Sanctuary was a Life Gate and was hidden between a gorge. Because it was a Life Gate, there was no boss fights or any other hidden formations! 

Yi Ping was relieved as they quickly entered through the shimmering portal to the next level! 

Isa and Youxue on the other hand were looking slightly disappointed as they were hoping for a fight or something exciting!

Yi Ping found himself in another mountain region with tall pine trees all around them. As he adjusted his eyes, he asked. “Where are we now?”

The Fiery Phoenix Xingyue smiled dreamily at him, “Level sixty floor! We are in luck now! It is said that at every thirty levels, there would be unique treasures that are scattered around!”

Lingfeng smiled weakly, “And this floor is far more dangerous too…”

Han Lin laughed softly, “With Isa and Alice around, what do we have to fear?”

Isa looked at her coolly, “Do I look like the type that will protect you like a nanny? You have better ask Aiel then.”

Aiel laughed teasingly at Han Lin, “Poor Han Lin, I am not going to protect you either!”

Han Lin immediately flurry next to Yi Ping, “Brother Ping, will you protect me?”

Yi Ping smiled weakly as he knew that the other maidens were looking at him but he said firmly to Han Lin, “I will.”

Han Lin clapped her hands as she smiled happily before winking at Aiel, “Look! It is better to depend on my Brother Ping than a useless mistress!”

Aiel was horrified, “I am a useless mistress? Who is the one that save your sorry ass all this while?”

Han Lin asked, “Did you? How can’t I don’t remember that you did anything of that sort huh?”

Aiel blinked her eyes before she said to Han Lin, “I did so much for you and yet you can’t remember. You are indeed ungrateful!”

Han Lin blinked her eyes in return, “I just can’t remember but can’t you remember what you did for me?”

Aiel blinked her eyes in return before she ignored Han Lin blatantly to say sweetly to Yi Ping, “This place seems dangerous. Yi Ping, you must remember to look out for me.”

Yi Ping scratched his head as he replied, “I will…”

But he was already thinking, “How on earth am I going to protect all of them at the same time when danger comes…”

All of a sudden Lele seemed to turn ashen as she whispered quietly to everyone as she grasped her heart, “Everyone, keep quiet. There are others approaching!”

Yi Ping, Alice and many in the group were startled because they were not able to sense anyone yet!

But Alice quickly whispered to everyone after noting her expressions, “Lele has the Universal Harmonic Chain in her so she may have given a warning by it…”

Alice was particularly alarmed because for the Universal Harmonic Chain to give this type of warning would only mean that the approaching intruders were particular dangerous and that had set off an inertia defense warning to its mistress!

Therefore everyone nodded to each other as they kept quiet immediately before hiding themselves behind the tall pine trees!

Very soon they were able to pick up some conversations even as they spotted three heavenly maidens walking and talking below them!

Yi Ping and many of their group began to turn pale immediately at the sight of one of the heavenly maidens on the left; it was because they had recognized the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa!

Why was she here and who were the other two maidens?!

Alice, Isa, Skylord Jun, Aiel, Asura and the Goddess of Mercy had turned even paler; it was because they had recognized the heavenly maiden in gold silvery attire as the Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess, one of the Greater Heavenly Kings!

They had briefly encountered her in the lower levels previously. Or rather, they had only heard of her voice and not seen her in person!

Yi Ping was awestruck by the three of them as he willed his Absolute Spirits. It was because these three heavenly maidens were absolutely enticing and full of expressive looks! 

On the other hand, Lele was shivering when she had caught sight of the heavenly maiden that was on the right…

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was saying to the heavenly maiden in the middle who was dressed in gold silvery attire, “Good sister! It is lucky that I have met you or else I will surely be lost. And your divine pill is particular effective for my injuries!”

Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess laughed softly as her divine voice could be heard subtly yet was extremely concise to all, “This is the umpteen times that you are thanking me. It is really nothing at all. Your opponent must be a badass to injure you like this. Do you know that you are injured by the Universal Force? You must have clashed with one of the most powerful divine weapons in the Three Known Realms to sustain such an aggravating injury!”

When Yi Ping had heard her voice, he immediately recalled who she was as he thought. “Isn’t she the Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess? Didn’t the Ancient Heavenly Sage King goes after her some time ago? Why is she here?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa exclaimed melancholy, “Indeed!”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess giggled softly, “Don’t worry! I will help you, good sister. Whoever dares to offend you, I will surely avenge for you!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa laughed softly, “Good sister, you are not only beautiful but you are also really generous. I am only too impressed by you!”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess was delighted but she soon became melancholy, “If only he sees the same way as you too…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa asked curiously, “Who is he? Why should he even disdain you, good sister? Surely you have no lack of admirers?”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess cursed softly, “That is because he is an immortal practitioner that has set his mind on the path of cultivation…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa nodded, “Well, that is his loss…”

Yi Ping had suddenly noticed that all the other maidens were all looking at him questionably as well and he was suddenly awkward!

It was as though they were all asking the same thing as well!

He sighed softly in his heart. It was because he knew that if they did not continue on the path of cultivation then they would surely die. He simply did not want to drag any of them. Looking back, they were lucky that they were all able to become Golden Celestials and now they had all become immortal practitioners as well. Well, almost all…

He often wondered, “At this rate we are advancing our state of cultivation, will we soon meet with our demise? Too fast isn’t a good thing. Our basic foundations are not even solid…”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess turned to her right as she asked, “Little sister, why are you so quiet?”

The heavenly maiden on the right was dressed in lavender green. She arranged her sleeves gracefully before saying, “Elder sister, thank you for aiding me…”

When she had spoken, Yi Ping was suddenly frozen and he seemed to be completely mesmerized by her every little movements!

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess smiled, “Little sister, you seem a little distracted? That is not what I am asking. Is something wrong?”

This heavenly maiden in lavender green lowered her glance to say, “I, I…nothing really. It is just that I have an uneasy feeling about this place and I miss my grandpa, my uncle and aunt…I wonder if they are going to be alright…”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess smiled gently to her, “Not to worry. Your grandpa may be old now but there is hardly anyone that is his match when he is serious…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa laughed softly as she interrupted, “Good sisters, who is this grandpa?”

She smiled at the Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess, “There is someone who is stronger than you, good sister? After all, you are one of the Thirty-three Heavenly Kings!”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess was flattered as she smiled delightfully, “Good sister, there are many more exponents that are better but rest assure, I will surely get you to the top of the Stellar Sanctuary in no time!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa laughed softly, “Well, thank you very much good sister. Without you to guide me, I will certainly be at a loss for sure. After all, this is the first time that I have been in the Stellar Sanctuary…”

All of a sudden when she had just taken a step forward, she had suddenly paused in her tracks as she scanned her vicinity. “Who is that? Why don’t you show your faces?”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess appeared to be startled as she looked at her vicinity keenly…

Yi Ping was startled. It was because they had all stopped their breathing with their internal strength and had blended in with their surroundings. Moreover, they were still quite a considerable distance away from her…

Yi Ping, Alice and the rest of the group reluctantly appeared from their hiding place…

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was startled when she had caught sight of Yi Ping and she was soon smiling, “I wonder who is that. So it is you!”

Yi Ping smiled weakly…

Alice, Isa, Aiel, the Goddess of Mercy and Skylord Jun immediately said aloud, “Our respects to the Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess!”

Alice immediately said, “We are on trials in the Stellar Sanctuary. It is not our intentions to cross your path and we are just passing through.”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess was looking none the pleased. It was because these people had been eavesdropping on them without her noticing! 

All of a sudden she had noticed that the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa seemed to know them so she asked, “You know them?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa pointed at Yi Ping suddenly, “Good sister! He is the man that has injured me!”

On the other hand, the Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess had also noticed that the heavenly maiden on her right also had a startled expression so she asked, “You know them too?”

The heavenly maiden in lavender green was looking at Yi Ping and Lele with bleary eyes as she stepped forward excitedly!

At the same time Lele had also stepped forward immediately as she hugged this heavenly maiden in lavender green!

Yi Ping could feel his heart pounding hard as he looked at this heavenly maiden in lavender green as he asked, “Is she our…”

The heavenly maiden in lavender green hugged Lele tightly as she cried out, “Mother! I am your daughter, Yi Si!”

She immediately turned to look at Yi Ping, “Father, don’t you recognize your daughter anymore?”

Yi Ping was trembling as he stepped forward to embrace Lele and Zixu at the same time, “Good! We are finally united…We have always wondered how you have been…”

Lie Qing was flabbergasted as she looked at Youxue, Yunzi, Xingyue, Yu’Er, Mei’Er and Lingfeng, “Look! Our niece has grown up now and she is a Golden Celestial now!”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess immediately interrupted, “Wait a minute, good sister. Your father is the one that has injured our good sister here…”

Alice immediately said with great urgency, “Your excellency, do you know who is the one that is standing next to you? She is none other than the Great Goddess Nuwa, our eternal enemy! She calls herself the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa now!”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess was shocked as she quickly looked at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, “Good sister, you say you are the Scarlet Endowment Fairy? How come Alice is saying you are the Great Goddess Nuwa? Did you lie to me?”

The Great Desolate Goddess readied a defensive posture as she smiled wryly, “Good sister, I didn’t mean to lie to you. Aren’t we good sisters? Why don’t you join hands with me? Together, we can storm the Stellar Sanctuary and even take over the entire Immortal Realm for ourselves!”

She paused to look at the rest before she said malevolently, “As for the rest of them, if they do not fall to their knees to worship us and to join our fraternity then we just have to punish them on the spot!”