A Martial Odyssey Book 3: The Stellar Sanctuary – Chapter 7

The Esper Formation

When the Esper Formation was suddenly activated, blue explosive lights were seen bursting in all directions!

When the Celestial Fairy Yixian raised her Divine Emerald Force to receive the incoming blast, she was startled at the ferocity of these incoming blasts as it exploded thunderous in front of her! 

If it was before, not even the Absolute Defense Stance of her Divine Emerald Skill was able to hold the furious blasts off. 

But Yixian was different and stronger now. She had managed to evolve her Icy Heavenly Tears to the Eternal Heavenly Tears. Because the requisite of the Divine Emerald Force was the intricate energy of the Icy Heavenly Tears and the Eternal Heavenly Tears was the pureness form of the Icy Heavenly Tears intricacy energy, her Divine Emerald Skill was enhanced by several notches! 

And on her forehead were five blue tiny insignia that marked her awakened Heaven Eyes that further empowered her martial strength!

A dozen beams of lights struck against her Divine Emerald Force as it exploded with violent burst of thunderous impact but the Celestial Fairy Yixian continued to stand firmly on her ground!

“Careful!” She shouted a warning to Yu’Er, Mei’Er and Youxue who were also executing the Divine Emerald Skill.

The Eclipse Heaven Goddess Yu’Er gasped softly at the sight of these frightening and deadly blue beam strafing!

The Axis Eclipse Heaven Goddess Mei’Er was also startled as she cried out, “Sister! Be careful!”

They dare not be careless as they imbued their divine swords with the martial force of the Divine Emerald Skill as they deflected one energy projectile after another! 

Yu’Er raised her Harp Whisperer Divine Sword expertly as she parried one energy volley after another while gasping breathlessly, “So this is the Esper Formation?” 

The two sisters were worried about the other maidens that were behind them. Even though they had tried to persist but they were forced to take several steps back as the martial explosion was really powerful! 

Mei’Er gasped out in pain when she was hit by the aftershock of an exploding blue energy projectile but she quickly swung her Lyrical Whisperer to deflect another incoming explosive energy burst!

Youxue had surrounded herself with the Dominating Force and at the same time she was also displaying the Divine Emerald Skill. However it was obvious that her Divine Emerald Skill was not as powerful as the Celestial Fairy Yixian, Yu’Er and Mei’Er as evidenced by the furious impact of the explosive energy projectiles!

The Divine Emerald Skill was a martial force that could neutralize the blunt of attacks and especially effective against martial force.

Because Youxue was not able to neutralize the deadly explosive impact of the energy projectiles, it was evidenced that the level of her Divine Emerald Skill was less effective than Yixian, Yu’Er and Mei’Er!

However unlike Yu’Er and Mei’Er, Youxue continued to hold her own; it was because she was protected by the strength of her Dominating Force and her Golden Impervious Body! 

Yixian gasped to Youxue, “Youxue, step aside!”

Youxue smiled weakly as she broke into cold sweat, “I am alright…”

In the meantime, the Goddess of Mercy had countered against the beaming light projectiles of the Esper Formation with her Heavens Sundering Mirror with bursting energy projectiles on her own!

“This is nothing to be afraid of…” She hummed coldly.

As for the Celeste Wind Maiden and Shen Xingyue, they were executing their swiftness skill as they evaded one energy projectile after the other. When it became apparent that they could no longer evade, they would parry with their divine swords!

Most of the other maidens were also evading the energy projectiles. Only when they had left with no other choice would they tried to parry the energy projectiles but it was a choice that they rarely exercise; it was because to do so was a painful and terrible experience! 

Jing’Er and Lady Winter Plum had coughed out blood as they tried to parry an energy projectile in desperation with their swords and they soon received scathing injuries!

The Universal Old Man had broken into heavy perspiration as he calmly stood between them as he exploded the air with his Ultrapowerful Force, “Be careful! Behind me quick!”

Lady Winter Plum gasped, “You are sure?”

The Universal Old Man did not pay any attention to her as he was preparing another bout of vital energy as he mustered his martial power again to quickly unleash another explosive martial force of his Ultrapowerful Force to counteract the energy projectiles!

Lady Winter Plum muttered with heartfelt appreciation, “Thank you…”

But she quickly called out in alarm, “Watch out!”

At the same time Yunzi had imbued her divine with deadly sword energies as she whirled it in front of her, deflecting the energy volleys away from her harmlessly! 

The Goddess of Mercy was startled at her martial display and her sword energies skill as she thought, “Who is she? She can actually enhance the intensity of her sword energies to the same level as the Esper Formation? I thought that she is just an ordinary celestial practitioner…how wrong I am. What if she is to awaken her Heaven Eyes? Won’t she be a dangerous opponent in the future?”

But before she had recovered from her surprise, she was even more startled to see the Ascension Goddess Ye Yin evading all the energy projectiles with the slightest movement and she was doing it with her eyes closed!
She was startled, “Is this the Invisible Eye Secret Technique?! She has actually perfected it?!”

She quickly looked around her and quickly noticed that another maiden, Lie Qing was equally formidable. Surrounded by ten hovering wisps of bluish spheres, she had stepped next to the Celestial Fairy Yixian in a dangerous maneuver…

“Surely she is not thinking of tanking against the might of the Esper Formation…that will be too insane…”

To her surprise when Lie Qing was bombarded by dozens of explosive energy outburst, she had emerged unscathed! 

The Goddess of Mercy was stunned as she thought, “This…is that the Invincible Divine Force?! Impossible…one, two, nine, ten! That is already an immortal level attainment yet she is just a celestial practitioner?! Who is she and how did she knows the Invincible Divine Force?”

All of her sudden she did not feel that her Heavens Sundering Mirror would be useful against this Heavenly Temptress Lie Qing and Ascension Goddess Ye Yin!

She sighed softly, “Guess that I have to dirty my hands against them…”

She was not worried; it was because she was confident of her martial strength! 

All of a sudden she was alarmed as she noticed their dark swords, “These two swords! Impossible!” 

But she had no time to contemplate for the time being as the formidability of the Esper Formation had increased several folds, leaving her in a state of breathlessness! 

Luckily it did not last long and the Esper Formation had stopped!

But when it had stopped, many of their group had stumbled onto the ground either from sheer exhaustion or from their injuries! 

But that was not all!

Amidst the dissipating mushroom dust cloud, the dark outline of a monstrous giant with beaming red eyes had suddenly appeared in front of them!

There was no sight of either the Goddess Isa or the Goddess Celestial Alice to the visible eyes!

Yi Ping was standing in front of the towering monstrous giant; it was even bigger than the Demon Bull King that they had previously fought!

Out of their group, only the Celestial Fairy Yixian, the Eclipse Heaven Goddess Yu’Er, the Axis Heaven Goddess Mei’Er, the Heavenly Temptress Lie Qing, the Ascension Goddess Ye Yin, the Joyful Goddess Lele, the Celeste Wind Maiden Qian, Dugu Yunzi, Xiao Youxue, the Heaveness Lingfeng, the Goddess Aiel and the Goddess of Mercy were still standing but they were all panting breathlessly as they had just overcome the Esper Formation! 

When Yi Ping turned his back around, he was shocked to find Han Lin, Shi Shi, Jing’Er, Lady Winter Plum, the Universal Old Man, Old Vanquisher Sage and Yang Min on the ground!

The Heaveness Lingfeng was trembling weakly; despite her epitome swiftness movement skill, she had taken a few hits from the Esper Formation. Luckily, she was more or less protected by her Celestium Silk!

She muttered softly to the Universal Old Man, “Old man, are you alright?”

The Universal Old Man coughed weakly, “Not to worry. I am alright. I only need a little rest…”

He quickly looked at Old Venerable Vanquisher Sage, “Are you alright?”

Old Venerable Vanquisher Sage hummed coldly, “I am also alright. It takes more than that to kill me!”

The Goddess Aiel said quietly to them, “Stop the bickering. It is lucky that the worst of this Esper Formation is over. If it is activated a second time then, then most of us will be goner. Now we ought to think how we are going to fight that beastly monster that is in front of us!”

The Ascension Goddess Ye Yin had already rushed forward, “Yi Ping! I am coming to aid you!” 

Among all the maidens, she had used the least martial strength and was the first to recover from the attacks of the Esper Formation! 

Lele was cursing enchantingly with her divine voice as she raised her Divine Echo Sword which had been superheated by the earlier blasts, “This is so infuriating! Ping’Er…careful! There a giant in front of you…”

She tried to take a step forward but she soon stumbled forward painfully; she had tried her best to neutralize the furious energy impacts with her Celestial Force but even for her, it was too much for her!

But Yi Ping was raising his arm in front of him while shouting panicky, “Isa, Alice…Isa…Ziyan! Where are you?”

He seemed to be oblivious to the hovering giant threat that was gaining momentum upon him! 

The entire ground beneath Yi Ping had sunk as he tried furiously to muster his martial strength to move forward but against the powerful martial windforce that were generating in front of him, he could only take small steps at a time! 

The sharp eyes of the Goddess of Mercy had noticed that in the place of the Universal Harmonic Chain, a monstrous giant had taken its place. She had quickly concluded that if she wanted to seize the Universal Harmonic Chain, she had to destroy this monstrous giant first! 

The Universal Harmonic Chain!

Her heart was pounding rapidly. It was not because the Universal Harmonic Chain was an immortal artefact that caused her to have this reaction. Granted that divine artefacts were extremely rare in the Immortal Realm and that immortal artefacts were even harder to obtain therefore it would seem that even the most highly attained immortals would be tempted to seize it for themselves!

The Goddess Aiel was also muttering silently as she stared blankly at the monstrous giant! 

The rest of the group except for Yi Ping had already noticed from the startled expressions of the Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess Aiel that this Universal Harmonic Chain was not an ordinary immortal artefact.

What exactly was this Universal Harmonic Chain and what could possible cause the Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess Aiel to have such startled expressions?

The Goddess of Mercy had her Heavens Sunder Mirror and her artefect was a renowned immortal artefact to be feared! 

But this Universal Harmonic Chain seemed to be above the Heavens Sunder Mirror?

It was because all immortal artefacts were grouped into three main grades; good, superior and ultimate! 

While the Heavens Sunder Mirror was a superior grade immortal Artefact, the Universal Harmonic Chain was an ultimate grade immortal artefact! 

Just how rare was an ultimate grade immortal artefact?

Extremely rare!

In the Immortal Realm, the birth of immortal artefacts would occur after absorbing sufficient spiritual essence from the heavens and earth. The birth of an ultimate artefact would always be accompanied by many great signs and significant omens for many months until the birth of the ultimate artefact! 

Just before the Universal Harmonic Chain had fully ascended, hundreds of immortal sects had already gathered their immortal practitioners at its birthing place to await its arrival!

The immortals had an unbroken rule; the first person that could seize the immortal artefect would have it!

Therefore thousands of immortal practitioners including the Goddess of Mercy had arrived months before the exact birth of the immortal artefact. Because none of them knew the exact birthing time of the unknown immortal artefact, everyone would rather be early than late!

In order to get into the best position to seize this unknown artefact which was named the Universal Harmonic Chain later, all the immortal practitioners began to form multiple alliances as they fought one another either openly or with great subtle! 

No one wanted to miss out on such an omnipotent immortal artefact, especially one that only appeared every tens of thousands years apart! 

Just before this unknown artefact could ascend upon the Immortal Realm, many of the squabbles began to escalate into major fights! 

Finally when this unknown artefact had emerged from the heavens in a burning fireball, the heavens and earth began to shake in anticipation of its appearance!

The Goddess of Mercy was expecting the shape of this unknown ultimate grade immortal artefact to be in the form of a super class immortal weapon. She was naturally a little disappointed that the appearance would be that of a beautiful pink sapphire necklace. What good would a necklace be?

They would discover that they were all wrong or had miscalculated!

It was because all calculations and divinations proved them all wrong when this ultimate immortal artefact turned up to be a super class immortal artefact with unknown powers!

The name of this new super class immortal artefact was quickly divined to be the Universal Harmonic Chain, an immortal artefact that was impervious to all external forces and that it was closely related to the Stellar Sanctuary Core Artefect that was in the possession of the Goddess Theocracy!

As everyone began to fight for control of this Universal Harmonic Chain by dissolving the powerful intricate formations that were surrounding it, it had suddenly exploded into brilliant light and disappeared into the heavens without a single trace!

All the sacrifices were in vain!

The Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess Aiel were presented that day but they had never expected that the Universal Harmonic Chain to have disappeared and would be in the Stellar Sanctuary!

Now that she had seen the Universal Harmonic Chain today, she cursed softly that she would have realized that. And from the looks of the Universal Harmonic Chain, it seemed that it had become even more refined and was exuding an inner radiant! 

There was no doubt that this Universal Harmonic Chain had undergone several transformations in the Stellar Sanctuary and had finally reached attainment!

Like the celestial and immortal practitioners, the immortal artefacts also have several evolution stages to attain; Origin, Awakening and Metamorphosis!

The Goddess Aiel seemed to have realized that as well as she gasped softly!

Lele seemed to have been mesmerized by the Universal Harmonic Chain earlier. She seemed to feel a close affinity with this beautiful pink sapphire necklace. She had been practicing the Holy Pureness, a secret heart intricacy skill that was taught to her by her grandpa. 

The Holy Pureness had altogether nine staging and the highest that she could go was the eighth. She did not think she could go beyond the eighth staging and so did her grandpa. 

Her grandpa had told her once before, “I didn’t think that you can reach the eighth staging of this Holy Pureness Heart Intricacy Skill but you have. Even the best practitioners that I know can only reach the seventh staging…”

He sighed softly, “I don’t know if it is a blessing or a bad thing…”

Lele laughed softly, “Naturally it is a good thing. The higher staging it is, the better!”

Her grandpa looked at her blankly before saying solemnly, “There are only two types of practitioners that I know that can reach the seventh staging. Those very naïve or those hopelessly mental.”

Lele raised her eyebrows as she protested weakly, “Grandpa, is that supposed to be a compliment or a slap in my face?”

Her grandpa laughed jovially, “What do you think?”

And now Lele had a strange sensational gut feeling with her Holy Pureness!

She immediately thought, “Does it means that if I can seize this Universal Harmonic Chain then I can advance my Holy Pureness to the ultimate staging?”

With this in mind, she had immediately shown an interest in the Universal Harmonic Chain!

But before she could step forward to seize the Universal Harmonic Chain for herself, the Esper Formation had triggered and started to level its vicinity into oblivion! 

Sensing danger, Lele had immediately threw her long scythe upside down into the ground as a shield while she brandished her Divine Echo to fend off any energy projectiles that she could not evade!

Lie Qing was initially worried for Lele because she had immediately realized the scale of the multitude of these incoming energy projectiles!

But when she seen that Lele’s long scythe did not disintegrate and upon getting hit, she was startled to see her weapon turn silvery! 

She thought, “Don’t tell me that Lele’s scythe is also made from the Heavenly Relic?”

But her attention had quickly returned to fend off the high velocity energy projectiles! 

If it was not for the combined efforts of Yixian, Youxue, the Goddess of Mercy and Lie Qing that were fending most of the energy attacks from the Esper Formation then it would really be disastrous for their group!

When the Esper Formation had stopped and even before the smoking debris had totally cleared, a monstrous giant had taken the place of the Universal Harmonic Chain!

They were all stunned at the sight of the monstrous giant!

It was because they knew that one hit from the monstrous giant, they would be killed instantly and moreover, this monster was really too big and they were all asking the same question, “Can we evade its attack?”

Yi Ping was asking the same question too. He shook his head as he gasped hold of the two Celestial Alices while thinking, “The arm of this giant is too wide. If we think that we can evade it then it will only be our wishful thinking. I can only go headlong with it…alas, Alice, Isa, are you alright?”

But before he could muster his martial strength to spring forward, his keen sight had caught two shadowy figures in the thick smoking debris!

They were indeed the Goddess Celestial Alice and the Goddess Isa!

The Goddess Celestial Alice had wrapped her golden and green peacock silken robe around her as blistering wisps enveloped around her!

At the same time the golden jadeite armor of the Goddess Isa was also enveloped with smearing smoke!

Yi Ping’s heart began to pound at their sight but at the same time he was filled with great anxiety because of the towering monstrous giant that was just hovering within striking range in front of them! 

Just as he took a single step forward, the Goddess Isa gasped to him. “Yi Ping, don’t take another step forward…”

She did not have the time to finish her sentence because the fist of the monstrous giant had suddenly smashed toward her! 

The Goddess Isa flipped two times with amazing agility before leaping on the top of the knuckle of the monstrous giant as she slashed the monstrous giant with her divine sword!

The Goddess Celestial Alice was also being attacked by a barrage of attacks from the other fist of the monstrous giant too!

She gasped softly as she evaded with great dexterous, “Isa, I am not going to let you seize the Universal Harmonic Chain. With your current attainment, it is not possible for you to exert control over it!”

The Goddess Isa hummed coldly, “If I am not able to exert control over it then can you? If I don’t try, how do you know? What a joke!”

They were interrupted by the bellowing howls of the monstrous giant as it sent waves after waves of smashing fists at them and creating explosive martial shockwaves as its fists struck the ground!

Yi Ping was startled at how mobile this monstrous giant was and the speed of its attacks!

But the Goddess Celestial Alice and the Goddess Isa were even more agile as they flipped with in mid-air with amazing dexterity as they evaded and slashed against the monstrous giant at the same time!

In just a blink of an eye, they had performed a series of attacks, flip-flops, evades and leap attacks at the same time!

Yi Ping was stunned at the speed of their movements and their attacks! 

In the next blink of an eye, the Goddess of Mercy and the Ascension Goddess had also dashed into the midst of the formidable martial outburst!

Yi Ping had been tanking and taking the blunt of the hits from the Esper Formation earlier. It was a lucky thing that he had a formidable endurance and he was standing simply because of his sheer mental fortitude!

He was immediately alarmed when the Goddess of Mercy and the Ascension Goddess Ye Yin had suddenly dashed past him to take on the monstrous giant!

The Goddess of Mercy and the Ascension Goddess had emerged from the aftermath of the Esper Formation unscathed with their martial strengths barely affected! 

Yi Ping forced himself to take another painful step forward as he called alarmingly to them, “Maiden Gusu! Ye Yin! It is far too dangerous for you!”

Barely had he shouted, Lele had also dashed past him to confront the monstrous giant!

This time Yi Ping coughed out blood as he called out to Lele, “Lele, stay back! It is too dangerous for you!”

Lele had reacted much slower than the Goddess of Mercy and the Ascension Goddess because she had expended plenty of her martial strength earlier but for reasons that she could not explain herself but when she had seen the Goddess of Mercy and the Ascension Goddess dashing forward, she knew that she had to seize this Universal Harmonic Chain for herself!

Lie Qing was stunned too when Lele had suddenly dash forward too!

Lie Qing was the only person left in Yi Ping’s group other than the Goddess of Mercy and the Ascension Goddess that had remained unscathed from the Esper Formation but she was not moved by the immortal artefact or the monstrous giant to act yet.

It was because she had always been a passive exponent that preferred the others to act first or else she would not be the Heavenly Temptress Lie Qing that she was renowned for! 

Unless there was a need, she would prefer not to display her martial skills and take any unnecessary risks to endanger herself. Moreover there were two super exponents that were fighting the monstrous giant at the moment so she was not too worried for the time being! 

But Lele had leapt to attack the monstrous giant therefore it became another thing now!

Yixian immediately turned to look at Lie Qing with pleading eyes and Lie Qing immediately said, “I will go aid Lele…”

When Yi Ping had heard it he was immediately grateful as he said weakly, “Qing’Er, be careful too!”

Lie Qing nodded as she dashed forward with lightning speed!

Yi Ping quickly turned his attention to the fight and he had almost got a heart attack!

It was because the Goddess Celestial Alice and the Goddess Isa were fighting with each other at the same time too!

That was not all; the Goddess of Mercy had also raised her Heavens Sundering Mirror against the Goddess Celestial Alice, “Alice! Finally today you will fall into my hands!”

She had raised her Heavens Sunder Mirror; immediately there was a brilliant reflection that came from her mirror that sent several brilliant rays of light toward the Goddess Celestial Alice!

The Goddess Celestial Alice hummed coldly as she lifted her skirt as she somersaulted thrice in mid-air as she avoided the slamming punch from the monstrous giant, the Goddess Isa and the Goddess of Mercy at the same time!

As she somersaulted she had raised her Astronomic Eulogy Divine Sword as she said coldly, “You have forced my hand so don’t blame me! Third Seal!”

Three out of seven of the orbs along the blade of her divine sword began to glow brilliantly!

As she raised her divine sword, there was a sudden implosion from the ground as her divine sword was suddenly imbued with a startling burst of martial power!

At the same time she had crossed swords with the Goddess Isa, sent the Goddess of Mercy stumbling backward and thunderous implosions had exploded when she had slashed furiously at the monstrous giant!

All these occurred in a blink of an eye! 

Yi Ping was in awe of the terrifying speed of the Goddess Celestial Alice, the Goddess Isa and the Goddess of Mercy!

This was the first time that he had also seen the Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess Isa fighting with such earnest and they had displayed several mind blogging killing techniques!

Lele, Lie Qing and the Ascension Goddess were flung aside by the martial shockwaves of these three immortal practitioners and the monstrous giant as they stumbled back to where Yi Ping was!

Lele heaved a soft sigh, “I cannot even get close to them!”

The Ascension Goddess smiled weakly, “Oh well, let them fight!”

Lie Qing said coolly, “That should be the case actually!” 

Yi Ping coughed weakly as he said unhappily, “Lele, Ye Yin, Qing’Er…don’t do that again!”

Ye Yin looked at him as she laughed softly, “So, you are worried for me?”

Yi Ping smiled weakly, “I am worried for all of you…”

All of a sudden there were several bursting martial shockwaves that erupted in their direction!

Yi Ping quickly exercised his martial power to execute the Ultrapowerful Force to counteract the opposing force but by now, Yixian, Youxue, Yu’Er and Mei’Er had already recovered some of their martial strength and were in front of them as they displayed the Divine Emerald Force to shield them from the martial shockwaves!

Lele laughed softly, “Sisters, I want the Universal Harmonic Chain! It is such a pretty necklace and I have decided that I should own it!”

Yixian smiled weakly, “Lele, that is an immortal artefact and it seems that the Goddess Celestial Alice, the Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess Isa are all fighting over it. Maybe we should just observe first, alright?”

The Goddess Aiel had quietly walked next to Yi Ping and Lele as she muttered quietly, “…the immortal artefact that had caused so many immortals to lose their lives…”

At the same time Yang Min, Shi Shi, Jing’Er, Han Lin, the Celestial Wind Maiden, Lady Winter Plum, Old Reverend Vanquishing Sage and the Universal Old Man had all gathered around Yi Ping…

Yang Min asked Yi Ping softly, “Yi Ping, are you alright?”

Yi Ping nodded quietly as he continued to look at the intense fight that was taking place!

The three immortal practitioners were moving like phantom shadows!

All in all since the end of the Esper Formation, only a short ten blinks of an eye had passed and the three of them had already exchanged hundreds of strokes!

The monstrous giant was bellowing loudly and there were numerous afflictions on its body! 

Yi Ping did not expect that the monstrous giant to take so much damage in such a short time! 

In fact it appeared that the monstrous giant was about to break apart at any time as thunderous explosive impacts ripped across its body one after another!

The Goddess Celestial Alice hummed coldly to the Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess Isa as she fended off their lightning fast attacks, “I will give the two of you another chance. Support me and prosper or perish if you have decided to oppose me!”

The Goddess of Mercy stabbed her with several changing finger stances, “Fat hope!” 

The Goddess Isa hummed coldly as she charged at the Goddess Celestial Alice, “I won’t be at your mercy. Not before and ever! Twenty-Fourth Constellation Stroke!”

In that single charge a burst of energetic burst of overwhelming martial burst had erupted around her; it was so strong that the monstrous giant was knocked back!

The Goddess Celestial Alice raised her palm to knock back the Goddess of Mercy while evading the clumsy attacks of the monstrous giant as she replied coldly to the Goddess Isa, “Then don’t blame me for not giving you any chance. The Universal Harmonic Chain belongs to the Goddess Theocracy…”

All of a sudden the Goddess Celestial Alice gasped softly because the Goddess Isa had suddenly changed her attack stance to four beaming sword energy bursts!

Yixian gasped, “The Unanimous Quadruplet Hits!”

She had a taste of the special attack technique of the Goddess Isa when they had a duel previously and she knew how formidable this sword technique was!

Can the Goddess Celestial Alice neutralize this stance especially when she was fighting two other deadly opponents?

The Goddess of Mercy said coldly as she raised her fingers to the back of the Goddess Celestial Alice, “Isa, good! I will attack her back! She is already faltering even though her mouth is hard!”

The Goddess Celestial Alice hummed, “Oh yes…”

But at the moment the monstrous giant made another roaring attack on her!

She quickly evaded the attacks of the monstrous giant by flip-flopping several times but she was clearly caught in the midst of both the Goddess Isa and the Goddess of Mercy!

Although the monstrous giant was blocking her with its huge palm, nevertheless The Goddess of Isa burst straight for the Goddess Celestial Alice as she burst straight through to it!

The monstrous giant howled in pain as its granite fingers shattered!

The Goddess Celestial Alice swung her sword to counter the Unanimous Quadruplet Hits of the Goddess Isa immediately but by the third stroke, she was already faltering as she was also fighting the Goddess of Mercy with her left hand at the same time too!

Yi Ping immediately gave a loud martial shout when he saw that the Goddess Celestial Alice had been cornered, “No!!!”

But the Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess Isa cried out together, “Now!”

The Goddess Isa had pierced her sword through the right shoulder of the Goddess Celestial Alice and at the same time the Goddess of Mercy had struck the left shoulder of the Goddess Celestial Alice with a thunderous cracking impact!

The Goddess Celestial Alice coughed out blood as she was slammed onto the ground with a thunderous impact that caused the ground around her to explode with thunderous outbursts!

Yi Ping gasped panicky, “Maiden Ziyan!”

But at the same time the monstrous giant had taken advantage of their fights to swing its fist at the Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess Isa, slamming them onto the ground in a similar manner like the Goddess Celestial Alice!

Yi Ping was now wobbly as his head began to spin when he heard their agonizing cries, “Isa, Maiden Gusu…why…”

They had disappeared into a plummet of dust and debris; the direct hit of the monstrous giant had hit them so hard that Yi Ping knew that he would be killed instantly and even flattened if he was the one that was being hit! 

Yunzi was stunned as she gasped, “They must have hated Maiden Ziyan so much that they would disregard their own lives…”

All of a sudden she interrupted herself as she sent her White Phoenix Divine Sword to spin as a flying sword and struck the body of the monstrous giant with a thunderous impact as she said panicky, “The monster is coming straight for us now!” 

Yang Min gasped softly, “Do we run or fight now?”

Yi Ping was filled with teething rage and he was trembling nonstop, “I will fight!”

Han Lin was shocked, “Yi Ping, you can’t. Not in your present state. You don’t even have any strength to stand properly!”

The Universal Old Man urged, “Leave to fight another day. I know how you feel. The Heaveness and I have lost many companions in this way but we must first learn our limits.”

The Heaveness Lingfeng said quietly as grabbed him and infused him with her internal strength, “Yi Ping, I will fight alongside with you…”

Yi Ping gasped as he looked at Lingfeng who gave him an alluring smile, “Lingfeng…”

The Celestial Fairy Yixian smiled, “Ping’Er, we are all here together.”

Yu’Er and Mei’Er were also saying at the same time, “Yes, we are all here together.”

Yu’Er added, “I don’t believe that we cannot bring this freaking monster down!”

Youxue nodded, “That’s right!”

Lie Qing laughed softly, “I don’t mind challenges!”

Lele clapped her hands, “So what are we waiting for? Xiao Qian, Ye Yin, Xingyue…go and distract the giant for us while we will seize the opportunity to attack!”

The Ascension Goddess Ye Yin groaned softly; she seemed to be cursing softly…

The Celeste Wind Maiden hummed coldly, “Why should I do your biddings?”

Shen Xingyue sighed softly as she took broad stride forward as she eyed the monstrous giant that was taking booming steps toward them, “Here we go…”

Yi Ping called out, “Everyone, be careful!”

Shi Shi had also said at the same time, “Sisters be careful!”

Old Reverend Vanquishing Sage was cursing himself, “I am so useless…”

The Universal Old Man was also sighing wearily, “The same goes for me as well…”

Lady Winter Plum said quietly, “No you are not. It is just that we have run afoul of the deadly Esper Formation that had sapped much of our martial strength. Do you think that the rest of us here are not blaming ourselves for not having the strength to fight?”

The Universal Old Man began to look at Lady Winter Plum in a new light as he muttered, “True, true…”

Jing’Er, Yang Min, Shi Shi, the Goddess Aiel and Han Lin were also looking at Lady Winter Plum with teary nods and expressions…

Yi Ping had raised his divine swords to say, “Maiden Ziyan, Isa, Maiden Gusu…don’t die, I am coming!”