A Martial Odyssey Book 3: The Stellar Sanctuary Chapter 57

Dual Celestial

Yixian said gently to the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, “Yi Ping has sheer endurance and even if suffered the most unbearable pain, he would not tell anyond.”

She knew because she had seen the flinch in his expressions many times but somehow Yi Ping had always chosen to keep his pain and anxiety, refusing to share with anyone else. 

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa muttered almost incoherent, “Is he even human…”

Yixian laughed softly, “It will soon come to past so don’t worry too much.”

Indeed after a while the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa began to feel better but she was so dizzy from the nausea feeling that she had lean against the wall! 

Yi Ping had suddenly awakened from his sleep and he could feel a sudden vigor coursing through him. He had only remembered taking a little doze and now he had completely regained his strength. 

He felt a little weird because he felt lighter than usual and his mind seemed to be sharper than usual. As he adjusted his vision, he was startled to find himself looking directly at Yixian and the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa!

He muttered immediately, “Xian’Er, Lady Nuwa…”

But he was startled to find that he could sense their heartfelt affections burning strongly for him as he thought, “I can sense their hearts? What is going on?”

Xian’Er smiled gently, “Ping’Er, you have finally awakened.”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa asked after him, “Yi Ping, are you well? Do you know that you have now attained the Eight Immortal Positioning?”

Yi Ping was even more startled because he could feel their delights even before they had expressed it!

He used to think that Xian’Er emotions were difficult to fathom because of the Emotionless Rhythm that she was practicing but now he could feel all her thousand affections that were burning in his heart!

Yi Ping muttered, “Xian’Er…”

All of a sudden he sensed that the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa seemed to be upset with him and the next thing that she had said was, “Yi Ping, why are you only showing your affections for Fantian and not me?”

Yi Ping was startled as he stammered bewilderedly, “I…? Lady Nuwa?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa folded her arms as she pretended to be upset, “Yi Ping, I am your consort now so don’t forget about it!”

Yi Ping was stunned, “When did you become my consort?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa said indignantly, “Just now!”

Yi Ping blinked his eyes as he looked at Yixian for help but he got a shock of his life when Yixian nodded and said, “The Lady Nuwa is your consort now. You can sense what she feels now and she can sense what you feel now. That is because the three of us have dual celestial as one body now.”

He gasped with disbelief, “Dual Celestial?”

The Goddess Desolate Goddess Nuwa laughed softly, “Perhaps Dual celestial is not the proper word since there are three of us and we have yet to find your third dual celestial consort yet!”

Yi Ping’s head was in a spin, “Can someone explain to me from the beginning. I am really confused now.” 

He looked at Yixian with a puzzled look…

Yixian smiled gently, “Ping’Er, we have used the Feather Sword Shard to enter into a divine unison with you. From now on, we are truly one…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa laughed softly, “Yes!”

Yi Ping was startled by the sudden transformation of the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa and he could sense her exuberant heart!

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was naturally on cloud nine. It was because she had never dreamt that one day she would be able to dual celestial with the Great God Pangu. She thought, “In the past, I have to vie with the Great Goddess Fantian for the attention of the Great God Pang and have lost. Now that I can finally dual celestial with the Great God Pangu, I don’t mind sharing him anymore. This is so weird. Maybe that is how loser feels. Hmph! But I am a goddess and above emotions!”

But she had quickly cast away her above emotions and purposely rubbed against Yi Ping!

Yi Ping was immediately startled by a startling electric pulse that coursed right through to him!

Yixian smiled too as she could sense Yi Ping’s emotions but she said nothing. 

There was a brief awkward silence as the three of them looked at each other as they realized that they were letting their emotions making known to each other!

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa quickly interrupted the silence moments by saying, “Yi Ping, from now on we will be able to use a silent type of divine whisper that only be known to the dual celestial practitioners. No gods or goddess will be able to eavesdrop upon us when we use this secret whispering skill.”

Yi Ping immediately e stammered excitedly, “A secret divine whispering skill. I like to learn…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa interrupted him all of a sudden by gently touching him on his forehead with her fingers, “The dual hearts of the practitioners are as one, in unison and as one spirit, one mind, one body. The spirit channels are linker spirits, as one, in unison and as one entity.”

She smiled gently, “Now you have learnt it.”

Yi Ping was startled, “That is quick?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa smiled, “Try it then. Recite silently the intricate formula and focus your will to talk to me.”

An astonished Yi Ping focused himself with his Absolute Spirits and willed to the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa as he recited silently the intricate formula that he had just heard, “Can you hear me?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa willed back, “Yes, I can hear you. You have done it. Now we can exchange our incognito thoughts with each other!” 

Yixian willed back, “Ping’Er, well done!”

Yi Ping was astonished when he had heard Yixian, “Xian’Er, I can hear you too?”

Yixian blushes lightly, “That is because the three of us have dual celestial with each other. That is why I can hear you too.”

Yi Ping laughed softly, “True, true. This secret skill is indeed wonderful!”

All of a sudden he sensed that the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa seemed to be displeased so he asked her, “Is something wrong?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa seemed to be in deep thoughts for a while before she looked weakly at Yi Ping and Yixian, “This secret dual celestial whispering skill is completely useless!”

Yi Ping was startled as he asked, “Why? It is most wonderful. It is going to be handy during a tough battle…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa smiled bitterly, “Not that. It is useless because it is not so secret after all.”

Yi Ping was stunned while Yixian was smiling sweetly!

Yi Ping asked, “Why is it that this skill is not so secret?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa looked at Yixian and sighed softly, “That is because the Great Goddess Fantian is able to hear our secret conversations. So what so secret about it? We are all linked by this secret divine art. This skill is only meant for two people and we have three people. So do you think that this is a secret skill after all?”

Yi Ping smiled weakly as he finally realized what the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was hinting. So he smiled, “We got nothing to hide anyway. This secret dual celestial whisperer skill is going to be useful for us in a fight…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa shook her head as she purposed walked past Yi Ping but she had purposely stepped on his foot as she said coldly, “You are only thinking of fighting and fighting. No one says that this skill isn’t useful outside of a fight. You just have to think of something for it.”

Yi Ping smiled weakly but he quickly said, “Right…”

Yixian smiled, “Ping’Er now that you have fully recovered, do you think that you can exercise your Eighth Immortal Positioning and give it a try?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa smiled, “That is what I want to see too.”

Yi Ping nodded as he mustered his vital energies as he focused through his Heaven Eyes as his forehead began to glow with a purplish hue!

Immediately there was a startling martial force that was enveloping around him, startling Yixian and Nuwa at the same time!
Yixian gasped, “This is Ping’Er Eighth Immortal Positioning? It is really strong!”

Even the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was startled as she took a step back as she gasped, “It is really impressive. This martial force seems to be flowing endlessly and will never dissipate as long as Yi Ping uses his Eighth Immortal Positioning!”

Yi Ping was startled as well as he felt the gushing martial force that was around him as he muttered, “This is…”

Yixian raised her fingers to display the Divine Emerald Skill with a countering force as she said, “Even my Divine Emerald Force can’t dissipate your protective martial force. This is indeed strange. There seem to be a reactive force that is opposing my force.”

Yi Ping nodded as he said, “Xian’Er, Lady Nuwa, please step behind for a while.”

As he said that he had suddenly drawn out his Celestial Alice Divine Sword and the Fantian Sovereign Sword with a graceful arc as he shoved both swords into the ground with a thunderous earthshaking impact that rocked the entire passage and sending debris flying in all directions!

So great was the conflicting impact that even Yixian and the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa had mustered their martial force to dissipate it. Even then, they were still forced to take several steps backward at the same time!

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa looked at Yi Ping curiously, “What are you testing? Are you trying to bring the entire passage down upon us?”

Yi Ping smiled weakly as he said as he raised both his hands, “Just as I thought. This enveloping martial force around me is actually the Asper Divinity. Previously I can only sustain the martial power of my Asper Divinity for a short burst. But when I exercise my martial strength to display my martial power, this enveloping martial force immediately reacts just like my Asper Divinity to give me strength.”

Yixian smiled delightfully, “Ping’Er, you are so strong now!”

Yi Ping sighed softly, “I hope so. The Dark Primordial and the Great Ascetic Heavenly Kings are really formidable. I hope that I will be able to protect everyone and fight them.”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa hummed coldly, “Why should we be afraid of them? They should be more afraid of us rather.”

Yi Ping smiled weakly; that was because he knew that in a real fight, killing intent, cunning and techniques were actually determined the outcome over superior martial strength and power. If his opponents were bent on eating his heart, this determination could easily be transformed into added martial strength and focus in a fight which could actually determine the outcome between the victor and the vanquished!

But he quickly recollected his thoughts again. It was because his determination to protect everyone had not lessened but had actually strengthened!

At this moment he had unwittingly entered into a new state of divinity; the stronger the opponent, the more unfaltering his will was!

Just as he was about to reply to the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, he saw Shen Xingyue, Lingfeng, Yu’Er, Mei’Er, Youxue and the rest of the group dashing panicky in his direction, startling him!

Lingfeng stole a glance at Yixian and the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, “What is happening? We have heard a large explosion here and rush here immediately…”

All of a sudden she gasped, “Ping’Er, your Heaven Eyes is glowing a scarlet color. Don’t tell me you have reached the Eighth Immortal Positioning?”

The rest of the group was all gasping as well!

Yi Ping smiled weakly, “Yes, that is right.”

Yunzi looked at Yixian and the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa before saying, “Ping’Er, you are well now? I am so glad that you have attained the Eighth Immortal Positioning…”

The Goddess Celestial Alice, the Goddess Isa, the Goddess Aiel, the Goddess of Mercy Xiang, the Universal Old Man, Skylord Jun, the Goddess Asura were all looking at Yi Ping in disbelief! 

That was because the Seventh Immortal Positioning was already near mystical level and prior to the appearance of the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, no one had thought that it was even possible to attain the Eighth Immortal Positioning! 

The Goddess Celestial Alice lowered her head as she said gently, “I know that you are the one. You are surely the Great God Pangu or surely you can’t even attain to the Eighth Immortal Positioning.” 

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess was also muttering, “This immeasurable power that I am sensing now is the Eighth Immortal Positioning?” 

She looked at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa and was startled to see the soft change in her expressions; gone was her cold look and it was replaced by a beaming look!

Meanwhile Yi Si said to Lele, “Mother. Father seems to be well now. You don’t have to worry anymore.”

Lele flashed a dangerous look as she said coolly, “Who says I am worrying?”

Han Lin clapped her hands, “Brother Yi Ping is my hero!”

The Goddess Aiel looked at her and whispered, “Don’t forget there is only one goddess in the Celestial Aiel Sect and that is me. You ought to idolize only me.”

Han Lin smiled weakly, “That is too egoistic of you, mistress…”

The Goddess Aiel laughed softly, “I have a divine sword now, Han Lin.”

Han Lin said, “And I have the Green Dragon Divine Sword. Your divine sword is nowhere better than mine. And you didn’t soak your divine sword in that Ancient Swords Divine Pool.”

The Goddess Aiel smiled, “Who cares for that? This divine sword is a present from Yi Ping!”

Han Lin answered, “Yeah right. Who cares for that too!” 

The Goddess Aiel laughed softly, “You sure you don’t care?”

Han Lin laughed, “I am sure I don’t!”

The Universal Old Man, the Lord Supreme and the Immortal Saint of Swords were all actually paying attention to Aiel and Han Lin all this while. They had noticed that Aiel and Han Lin were chatting nonstop from just now till now. The two of them looked so carefree and they were actually envious. 

They had known Aiel for a long time but had no idea that she was a real goddess and she was also a really enticing goddess. In the early days, Aiel was always looking for them but they had mostly ignored her because they wanted to focus on their divine practice. They were now a little regretful when they had thought of that because Aiel seemed to be ignoring them completely now. It seemed that her world was for Yi Ping now…

Ye Yin, Mei’Er and Yu’Er were all looking at each other. It was because through their linking spirits, they were able to sense that the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was very different from earlier!

The Goddess Isa beamed with delight as she said, “Yi Ping, glad that you have attained the Eighth Immortal Positioning. I have also just attained the Seventh Immortal Positioning. Why don’t we have a little duel to see who is the superior fighter?”

This immediately caught Yi Ping’s interest as he asked excitedly, “When? Now? Let’s…”

Lele and Lie Qing immediately caught Yi Ping on his shoulders as they said at the same time, “Wait a minute!”

Yi Ping asked, “Qing’Er, Lele. Why are you holding me?”

Lie Qing laughed enchantingly, “First of all, don’t you think you should at the very least tell us what is going on around here? Why are your swords in the ground? How did you attain to the Eighth Immortal Positioning? What exactly happens just now?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa interrupted with a cold hum before she said with a straight face as she looked intently at everyone, “Yi Ping and I have dual celestial now.”

Immediately almost everyone was stunned, turned ashen or met this announcement with disbelief!

Lingfeng asked weakly, “Ping’Er, tell me this isn’t true?”

Lie Qing met Yi Ping with an angry look, “Ping’Er, is it true?”

Youxue was in disbelief so does Lele!

The Goddess Aiel took a step back in shock!

The Goddess Celestial Alice was also trembling!

Xingyue, Ye Yin, Yunzi, Yu’Er, Mei’Er, Han Lin, the Goddess Asura, the Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess Isa were all staring blankly!

It was because while they knew that Yi Ping may have many consorts if they managed to escape from this place eventually but none of them really mind that. But for the dual celestial, there was only one. None of them really wanted the other maidens to be the one that would dual celestial with Yi Ping as that would mean that maiden would have Yi Ping’s heart all by himself!

Ye Yin unsheathed her beaming divine sword as she pointed at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa, “They have made me a promise that I will be the one that will dual celestial with Yi Ping. I am going to kill you for your lies!”

Lele quickly interrupted, “Who they? I have never promised you anything!”

All of a sudden all the maidens except for Yi Si and the Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess had all broken into minor fights!

Yixian was smiling weakly, “Wait everyone. The Lady Nuwa is not the only one that has dual celestial with Ping’Er. I have too…”

As she said that, it was met with strong protests!

The Goddess Isa said coldly, “Then you have to bear the consequences of that too!”

Yi Ping exploded his martial shout thunderously, “Stop everyone!”

But he found himself getting ignored as he could only looked weakly at his brothers the Skylord Jun, the Universal Old Man, the Lord Supreme and the Immortal Saint of Swords. “Someone helps me?”

The Universal Old Man smiled weakly amidst the rows, “This is your own family problems…”

The Lord Supreme was also smiling weakly, “You think I will be able to stop Yu’Er and Mei’Er?”

Yi Ping smiled bitterly as he shouted again but to no avail.

“The Four Aggregates Sword Formation!” Ye Yin commanded.

“Qing’Er, we need you for the Celestial Star Formation. “ Lele protested.

The Goddess Celestial Alice said coldly, “The Goddess Theocracy on one side!”

The Goddess of Mercy hummed coldly, “So I am on my own?”

Yi Ping shouted panicky, “Wait stop! Everyone, stop! Or don’t force me to fight with you!”

Lingfeng hummed coldly, “You dare to raise your hands on me? Everyone, let’s beat this stupid rascal up.”

Ye Yin said exasperatedly, “You know what. I actually agree with you.”

Youxue said, “Same here.”

Yi Ping was suddenly looking at everyone blankly as he noticed the hostile looks that were around him. He looked at the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa blankly as he willed to her, “Even you?”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa willed back, “What do you think?”