A Martial Odyssey Book 3: The Stellar Sanctuary Chapter 60

Level 84th 

Yi Ping and his group had passed through the shimmering portal in a nick of time!

As Xingyue was gathered into the shimmering portal, she heaved a soft sigh to the Goddess Aiel, Lie Qing and Lele before expressing her heartfelt gratitude, “Thank you!”

They had successfully neutralized the erratic energies that were within her and had amalgamated it into her Divine Rejuvenation Force! 

Lele laughed softly, “This is nothing! We have made it through the exit! Now where are we?”

They were now in a place with lofty verdant mountains and cloudy skies!

As the Goddess Celestial Alice looked at the black monument Steele that was next to them, she smiled. “It seems that we are now on the 84th level.”

The Universal Old Man, the Lord Supreme and the Immortal Saint of Swords slowly gasped with astonishment, “Can’t believe that we have actually reached the 84th level…”

Their eyes were beaming with absolute delight!

Lingfeng folded her arms as she said coldly, “Don’t be too happy yet. We are not done yet and the trials will get increasing difficult as we get to the top.”

Yi Ping muttered, “True…”

But he had quickly reached out to Xingyue as he asked anxiously, “Xingyue, are you feeling alright?”

Xingyue nodded as she looked up to him, “Ping, I have thought that I would lose you…”

Yi Ping held onto her as he trembled, “Xing’Er…”

Lie Qing smiled, “Ping’Er, you ought to thank Aiel, Lele and I for that. Am I not wrong to say so?”

Yi Ping’s eyes had turned teary as he rubbed his nose, “You are not wrong. Aiel, Qing’Er and Lele, thank you so much!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa and the Celestial Fairy Yixian were able to feel what Yi Ping was experiencing due to their dual celestial link with him, were moved in their hearts too…

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa thought, “Did I become too sentimental of late? I am not like this in the past…”

Yixian may look expressionless but she was so moved that she was shuddering! 

Lele laughed softly, “You little rascal. Do you think you should fall to your knees and thank us profusely? Only then it will show your sincerity!”

Yi Si was startled, “Dear mother! Isn’t that too much to ask of Father?”

Yi Ping murmured, “I am thankful that I got such a sensible daughter…”

Lele laughed, “That is not the point. Don’t distract me from my request. Are you going to fall on your knees or not?”

Yi Ping laughed all of a sudden as he gave Lele a playful look, “Of course I am not going to do it!”

Lele laughed, “Fine then I am not going to save your ass later!”

Yi Ping smiled, “Who will save whose ass, is still too early to say.”

Lele shrugged her shoulder as she smiled secretly, “We will see!”

The Ascension Goddess Ye Yin interrupted, “Lele, you already got your three minutes of fame. You can chat with Yi Ping when both of you are in the Immortal Realm. I am so sad. I am supposed to be the one that can dual celestial with Yi Ping…”

Yi Ping said, “Ye Yin…”

Xingyue sighed softly, “I thought that I am the center of attraction. But obviously not!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa smiled as she said to her, “Do you mind letting me have a feel of your pulse?”

Xingyue raised her hand as she smiled angelically, “Why not.”

The Goddess Celestial Alice smiled, “I am curious too…”

The Goddess Isa nodded, “Same here!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa carefully examined Xingyue’s pulses, “It is amazing that she has absorbed the Infernal Orb into her. Just the Celestial Force and the Invincible Divine Force aren’t enough…”

Xingyue smiled, “I have my Divine Rejuvenation Force to thank for.”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa smiled, “Is that so?”

Xingyue stole a glance at Yi Ping before she replied, “That is because I didn’t want to die yet. I can’t!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa too stole a glance at Yi Ping as she said quietly, “Your will is strong. Did I forget to tell you that you have only five percent chance of surviving?”

Everyone who immediately gasped aloud!

Xingyue was stunned, “What?!”

Yi Ping was so startled that he jumped out, “You didn’t say so earlier!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa replied coolly, “If I say that earlier, she probably only have one percent of surviving!”

Xingyue was trembling, “I don’t want to be alone…”

Yi Ping said quietly, “Xing’Er…”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa smiled, “But she did survive and she now has a thousand years of attainment now. In no time, you will surely transcend to the Immortal Realm and not even the Divine Wrath can harm you now.”

Xingyue was delighted, “I can ascend to the Immortal Realm too?!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa nodded, “Yes and surely. You can ask the rest of the immortals here. Not only that, you will be able to go to the Ninth Heavens directly. Your Heaven Eyes has advanced to the Sixth Immortal Positioning now.”

Skylord Jun was dumbfounded. He was an immortal of the Fifth Immortal Ranking and it took him a long time to attain from the Forth to the Fifth Immortal Ranking!

Lele murmured, “That is not fair…”

Yu’Er and Mei’Er immediately said at the same time, “Sister Xingyue is so fortunate!”

They were not envy at all but felt glad for her. In fact none of the maidens were envious at all and they had all felt the same!

Lele was being sarcastic as usual but the truth was she was glad for Xingyue as well!

Immediately Xingyue was surrounded by the rest the group as they were smiling and laughing together!

Han Lin laughed and then she took a look at the Goddess Aiel, “Mistress, you are so fierce earlier! Do you know?”

The Goddess Aiel was flushing as she dared not look at Yi Ping. She muttered, “Am I…alas…I…”

Yi Ping was thankful to the Goddess Aiel as he asked her gently, “Aiel, just now…”

The Goddess Aiel lowered her head as she bit her lips, “My entire image must be destroyed earlier. I am not ladylike at all…”

Yi Ping patted her on her shoulder, giving her a firm grip as he smiled. “Aiel, thank you very much! I am really impressed by you just now!”

The Goddess Aiel was startled, “Huh? You are? But I am so fierce and unladylike just now…”

Yi Ping continued to hold her shoulder, “No, you are not…”

He sighed softly, “You are the most lovable maiden. Not only in my eyes and in everyone’s eyes as well. Because you have already known that the rate of success…”

Aiel lowered her head…

Yi Ping continued, “How could you not know? Your healing skills are superior than any of us. Naturally it won’t escape your notice. Because you are worried for Xing’Er, that is why you have felt a sense of urgency. So then, how would anyone blame you for that? Not only are you ladylike, you are the most lovable…”

The Goddess Aiel was flushing so obviously that she hung her head to let her hair covered her face loosely, “I…It is nothing! At least I am of some help!”

Han Lin laughed softly, “Mistress, why don’t you ask Master Yi Ping to give you something in return? Isn’t that what you always want?”

The Goddess Aiel flushed even more as she cursed softly, “I will get you for this later, Han Lin…”

Han Lin laughed, “You will feel shy to ask? This is a great moment to ask Master Yi Ping!”

The Goddess Aiel protested almost inaudible, “You…you are destroying my image…and reputation…”

Han Lin laughed, “Did I?”

Yi Ping was laughing too until he saw the funny expressions that were in Lingfeng’s eyes. So he asked, “Lingfeng, what is wrong?”

Lingfeng shrugged her shoulders, folded her arms and displayed a most lovely dovey expression as she swept her glances to everyone, “So Yi Ping is saying I am not lovable? We are not lovable? Only the Goddess Aiel is the most lovable then?”

Yi Ping smiled weakly, “I say that in a moment of…”

All of a sudden he froze; it was because he had noticed that all the other maidens except for Han Lin, Aiel, Xingyue and the Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess were all looking coldly at him!

Mei’Er displayed a sadden look as she said, “I am not lovable?”

The rest of the maidens who were looking coldly at Yi Ping were all muttering, “So I am not lovable? So Aiel is the most lovable. Indeed! How could you!…”

The Goddess Celestial Alice said coldly, “So the Great God Pangu only likes lovable maiden like the Goddess Aiel?”

Yi Ping immediately protested and he was flushing hotly, “That is not what I mean! All of you…”

The Goddess Aiel turned around shyly, not daring to face anyone as she muttered incoherently. “You are all bullies and picking on me! How…can you all be…so mean!”

Immediately the entire group was laughing jovially!

Han Lin laughed softly, “Mistress, that is because they all like you!”

The Universal Old Man was muttering, “Maybe I should give myself a second chance by offering myself to Aiel…”

The Lord Supreme smiled weakly as he whispered to him, “Give it up. You have no chance. We all regret giving up Aiel for our cultivation.”

The Immortal Saint of Swords was also sighing, “I used to think that my entire world is centered on my self-cultivation. Maybe I am wrong now…”

Skylord Jun whispered, “Our Brother Yi Ping here does not seek cultivation. He is only here because he wants to protect them…”

He looked at Lingfeng as he thought, “She is the Heaveness? Yi Ping says that he is here in the Stellar Sanctuary to find a solution to aid her to overcome her Divine Calamities. But why is that I find her so vaguely familiar?…”

All of a sudden Han Lin gasped aloud as her Green Dragon Sacred Sword flew out of her hands and disappeared into the woods ahead! 

Everyone was also startled as they gasped!

Yi Ping asked, “What is going on?!”

It was because he had suddenly noticed that the Goddess Celestial Alice, the Goddess Isa, the Goddess Asura, the Goddess of Mercy, the Goddess Aiel and even the Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess had turned ashen!

Yunzi asked anxiously, “What is going on?”

Lingfeng looked at their expressions, “What is wrong?”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess looked at the Goddess Celestial Alice as she muttered, “For the Green Dragon Sacred Sword to fly off like this will only mean one thing. The Jade Emperor, he is on the same level as us. Only the true master of the Green Dragon Sacred Sword will be able to cause it to fly back…”

The Goddess Celestial Alice was shaking, “We are going to face the Jade Emperor soon…”

Lele said coldly, “What is wrong with all of you? Grandpa won’t eat you. Come. Let’s go and look for him now!”

Yi Si was startled as she looked at them bewilderedly. She was thinking, “Why are they looking like this as though they are afraid of facing grandpa?”

Yi Ping said as he looked at Yixian and Nuwa, “Did you sense it too?”

Yixian nodded, “It seems that there is a fight ahead. Let’s us take a look!”

The Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa furrowed her brows, “Indeed there is a fight ahead. But as for this Jade Emperor…”

Yi Ping had already sped ahead of them!

Yi Ping, Yixian and Nuwa were the only ones that were in the Eighth Immortal Positioning. Therefore their sensory and perception were at paranormal levels!