A Martial Odyssey Book 3: The Stellar Sanctuary Chapter 51


Yi Ping and his group had walked into a chilly passage with tall imposing pillars at each side. 

Even for their martial cultivation, they could still feel the supernatural cold of this place!

Yi Ping huffed out a cold breath as he said, “It is cold here…”

Lingfeng nodded as she shivered, “Yes, it is cold. Even with my Divine Invigorate Force and my Celestium Silk, I can still feel the cold…”

All of a sudden Yi Ping took off his outer garment and wrapped it around the Great Goddess Desolate Nuwa when he noticed that she was shivering lightly as he thought, “I am so insensitive. She has expended much of her internal strength and must be cold…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was startled by Yi Ping’s sudden gesture as she looked at him intently…

Yi Ping nodded gently at her before he marched off to the front of the group as he said, “We need to be extra vigilant. If there is any combat trial, let me test out the strength first or we will only be needlessly wasting our martial strength…”

Lingfeng smiled alluringly to him, “What a surprise. You are actually giving orders to us, hmph!”

Yi Ping smiled weakly, “Lingfeng, don’t keep talking and fall afoul of the traps here…”

Lingfeng threw a needle at him that struck his back hard with a zapping force before it fell to the ground!

Yi Ping protested, “You are for real? Why did you shoot your secret projectile at me…”

Lingfeng laughed softly, “Weird. Why didn’t you dodge it? Just because you are protected by your martial strength, you really think that my needle can’t pierce through to you? I am telling you, I just didn’t want to waste my martial strength on you!”

Lie Qing smiled shyly, “Obviously he is trying to show off in front of you to get your attention, Lingfeng!”

Yi Ping was startled as he asked, “Qing’Er, even you are ganging up against me?”

Lie Qing laughed softly, “You mean I can’t help my Sister Lingfeng?”

Lingfeng lifted her right fingers, “Yes, why can’t she stand on my side?”

Yi Ping smiled weakly, “True…”

But even though he was agreeing but he could not help feeling a little sore in his heart. It was because Lie Qing was endeavoring to him and had been giving him her undying love!

Lingfeng stole a glance at Yi Ping as she thought, “If you can escape Lie Qing’s charms then she won’t be called the Heavenly Temptress. She is someone that you can be glad to have on your side than the opposing side.”

Lie Qing laughed softly as she cuddled next to Yi Ping as she whispered, “Ping’Er, finally I can hug you. It’s really hard to do so when Yu’Er, Mei’Er, Aiel and all the others around!”

She winked at Lingfeng, “Why, you want to cuddle to him too?”

Lingfeng flushed lightly as she protested, “Why want to get close to him, humph!” 

Yi Ping was smiling as he rubbed his nose, “Yep right!” 

But in his heart, he really wanted to hug Lingfeng but he decided to do it some other day. It was because he knew that Lingfeng was shy and they had secretly hinted with their eyes to wait when they were alone!

All of a sudden Xingyue walked past them; Yi Ping could sniff her fragrance scent and silken thread of flurrying hair as she said quietly, “I will scout ahead.”

Yi Ping nodded as he sighed softly in his heart, “Xingyue…”

Such a beautiful and angelic maiden that had been faithfully waiting for him all these years and yet he could not give her his devoted love…

All of a sudden Xingyue turned her head around as she lowered her head with a wryly smile as she stamped the ground, “What are you waiting for? Aren’t you coming too?”

Yi Ping was startled and he stammered as he looked at her thoroughly enticing look, “Yes, yes…”

Lie Qing whispered shyly as she saw Yi Ping’s expressions, “So the Lady Xingyue can be so charming if she wants to. I suppose that I have to surrender my title as the Heavenly Temptress to her!”

Lingfeng was still flushing lightly, “Are you guys flirting? Don’t forget we are in a precaution position…”

Xingyue protested shyly, “We are not…” as she pointed at the two passages in front of them. “Ping’Er, so which way do you think we should go?”

It was because there was another splitting passage in front of them, one left and one right! 

Yi Ping hesitated for a while and was about to move to the right passage when the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa smiled gently to him, “Why don’t we take the passage to the left side?”

Lie Qing lifted her head to look at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa warily…

Yi Ping laughed as he said, “Then let’s take the left side. I can’t really decide so let us do as the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa has suggested.”

Lie Qing quickly smiled as she took a glance at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, “I agree so let us be on our way.”

Xingyue nodded as she turned around to enter the passage to the far left.

As they all entered the left passage, they entered another winding passage. This passage was equally as imposing as the other passages!

They had come to a wide stone hall with dripping water and fountains. It looked more like a recreational garden except that there were no plants! 

It was an extremely tranquil place but Yi Ping, Lie Qing, Lingfeng, Xingyue and the Great Goddess Desolate Nuwa could sense the hidden dangers that were all around them!

Yi Ping shouted to everyone, “Be careful!”

He had immediately unsheathed his swords as he leapt forward. Immediately dozens of beaming arrows flew from all directions toward him!

Yi Ping swirled his two divine swords all around him as he deflected all the arrows onto the ground as he puffed a soft breath, “It is safe now!”

Lingfeng gasped, “Not yet!”

It was because there were beams of golden lights that were zapping all around them and from these golden beams of zapping light, fifteen golden golems with gigantic shields and swords flashed all around them!

Yi Ping was startled and saw that these golden golems were at least a head taller than the Iron Golems that he had previously fought. Because he was nearest to them, he immediately swung his twin swords at the nearest golden golem but barely had he struck one, he was repelled by an invisible guarding force!

He gasped, “These golden golems are much stronger than the Iron Golems that we have fought previously…”

As Yi Ping was repelled, the other Golden Golems had quickly descended upon him!

Xingyue, Lie Qing and Lingfeng had quickly flashed next to them as they clashed with the fifteen Golden Golems immediately while the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was forced to watch!

Xingyue flashed her Blue Heavens Divine Sword across three Golden Golems but she too, was repelled by a strange inertial force!

Lie Qing had surrounded herself with ten golden inertia golden discs as she ran through one of the Golden Golems and exploding it!

Yi Ping executed dozens of strikes on three of the Golem Golems as he turned to shout panicky to Lie Qing, “Qing’Er, don’t expend your martial strength too quickly. We can’t recover our strength here!”

Lie Qing gasped as raised her Eternal Light to hack another Golden Golem to exploding pieces while Yi Ping had just destroyed two other Golden Golems, “If we don’t our best then you have to shoulder all fighting to yourself. I can’t allow that…”

Almost at the same time Xingyue had displayed her Divine Rejuvenation Force to empower herself as she ran through two Golden Golems!

Lingfeng was astonished. It was because previously they were having a harder time fighting the Iron Golems and these Golden Golems were much more powerful but today, Lie Qing and Xingyue were able to handle these Golden Golems with ease!

In no time they had taken ten of the Golden Golems but that was why she had noticed that the martial strength of Yi Ping, Xingyue and Lie Qing were all faltering!

When they had taken the remaining five of the Golden Golems, Yi Ping, Lie Qing, Xingyue and Lingfeng were panting with exhaustion as they collapsed onto the ground!

Yi Ping murmured as he breathed heavily, “We have won…”

Lingfeng nodded with happiness, “Yes, we have won!”

Xingyue was also beaming with happiness, “It is much easier than I have thought this time…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa heaved a soft sigh, “Even so but…”

She swept at them with a melancholy glance before saying, “But don’t you think that this battle has taken too much of your strength? Can we overcome the next trial with your current strength?”

Yi Ping smiled gently as his eyes beamed with gladness, “It is more important that we have overcome this present trial. We have all survived.”

Lie Qing nodded as she looked at Yi Ping, “That is right!”

Yi Ping got up and said, “Are everyone alright? Let’s us go now.”

Lie Qing smiled, “I am good. Let’s go!”

Lingfeng and Shen Xingyue answered without hesitation, “I am good too! Let’s go!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa pursed her lips as she looked at everyone as though she wanted to say something but hesitated for a while before saying quietly, “Let’s go then.”

All of a sudden the dissipate lights of the destroyed Golden Golems began to gather into place as one shining light!

Yi Ping was startled as he asked, “What is this?”

Lie Qing laughed softly, “It does seem that we are going to get something mysterious soon!”

Lingfeng was also laughing alluringly, “It does seem so. Hmm, I wonder what it is going to be.”

Their curiosity did not take long to be answered as the divine light quickly materialized into a blue glowing pill!

Yi Ping gasped, “It is a pill?”

Lingfeng stole a glance at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa before saying, “This is naturally a divine pill but what it is, I do not know.”

Lie Qing smiled without looking at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, “Or maybe the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa knows.”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was obviously beaming with delight but she quickly regained her composure, “This is the Blue Aura Divine Pill. An extremely rare divine pill.”

Lingfeng, Xingyue and Lie Qing were all looking at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa to explain what it was for they had never heard of such a divine pill before. Perhaps if the Goddess Celestial Alice or the other immortals were here, they would able to give a clue but they were not here. 

Now Lie Qing was not shy to ask as she smiled at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, “Blue Aura Divine Pill? Do you know what it is?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa smiled, “It is a divine immortality pill that is capable of restoring the youth of the practitioner and gives everlasting youth. You are all so young so I don’t see why you need this Blue Aura Divine Pill. So why not give it to me?”

Lingfeng raised her glances at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, “You don’t look so old to need this Blue Aura Divine Pill, am I right?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa laughed softly, “I have some wrinkles that I have a need to remove.”

Lingfeng, Xingyue and Lie Qing knew immediately that she had given them a lame excuse and they were not buying that!

But just as they were about to protest, Yi Ping had grabbed the glowing blue pill and given it to her. “Lady if you like to have it then you may have it.”

Lingfeng was startled as she groaned softly, “Not again. Ping’Er, this is not wise…”

Lie Qing was also shaking her head, “Ping’Er, you are really giving it to her…”

Yi Ping nodded and said, “We have agreed to split the loot between us. Even though she may be a temporary member but she is still a member. Since she has her eyes on this Blue Aura Divine Pill then let her have it.”

Xingyue nodded, “Ping’Er, I agree wholeheartedly with you. Let her have it then since she wants it. I don’t mind it at all too.”

Lie Qing and Lingfeng stole a glance at each other before they heaved a soft sigh before they said at the same time, “So let it be then.”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa lowered her glance. Because her face was covered by her strands of hair, they could not see her expressions but as she reached out her fingers to take the Blue Aura Divine Pill, she said quietly. “I will not forget this today…”

She quickly muttered as she marched past them, “Let’s go! We mustn’t waste time here!”

All of a sudden Yi Ping said aloud, “No, wait a minute!”

He was staring at a crystal clear pool.

Lie Qing asked curiously, “What is wrong?”

Lingfeng, Xingyue and the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa were also looking at him curiously and they were also looking at the crystal pool that was in front.

Yi Ping seemed to be staring at the crystal pool for a while as he muttered, “Xian’Er, where are you? Are you still waiting for me?”

It was because the beaming reflections of the crystal pool had reminded him of the watery vicinity where he had last seen Yixian…

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa asked, “Xian’Er? Who is she?”

Lie Qing turned to her with a melancholy look before she sighed softly, “She is Yi Ping’s first wife and perhaps the one that he loves the most.”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa asked, “Then why she is not here?”

Lie Qing sighed softly, “She is but we have lost her a while ago…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa said quietly, “The dead cannot be brought back to life. There is no point in grieving for the dead.” 

Yi Ping was trembling as he gripped the Fantian Sovereign Sword, “Xian’Er isn’t dead. I know that she is somewhere in the Stellar Sanctuary and no matter what it is going to take I am going to find her. Xian’Er, didn’t you say that our destiny is in our hands?”

All of a sudden the Fantian Sovereign Sword was glowing in his hands as Yi Ping appeared to be dazed and at the same time, his Heavenly Eyes was glowing!

Lingfeng was gasping, “Ping’Er! Are you alright?”

Even Xingyue was startled, “Why is Ping’Er invoking the sanctorum powers of the Fantian Sovereign Sword?!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was startled, “He is in trance…”

Lie Qing was startled, “Do we wake him up? At this rate, he will only exhaust himself to death!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa immediately said, “No wait! It is dangerous to wake him up now. Let wait a little while longer first…”

All of a sudden there were bubbles in the crystal pool and an enchanting heavenly sleeping maiden with blue hair surfaced onto the top of the crystal water!

Lingfeng was startled, “It is Sister Xian’Er!”

Xingyue was stunned, “Sister Xian’Er! It is really you!”

Yi Ping had awakened from his stupor and he too was stunned to see Yixian floating on the crystal pool!

He had only remembered staring at the crystal pool and all of a sudden he was overwhelmed by his longings for Yixian…

He quickly jumped into the pool as he shouted joyfully to hug her and examine her pulses, “Xian’Er, Xian’Er! It is really you!”

Yixian’s pulses were extremely weak and she appeared to be unconscious. 

Lingfeng was grasping her bosoms as she rejoiced, “We have…found Sister Yixian…how is it possible…”

Yi Ping was still shouting excitedly and he was beaming with tears, “Xian’Er, Xian’Er! It is you! Finally we are together again!”

As for why Yixian was here, he can think of the reasons later. The most important thing that he was in his mind was Yixian!

Everyone had missed the expressions that were on the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa as she muttered almost inaudibly, “The Great Goddess Fantian…it is you…”