A Martial Odyssey Book 3: The Stellar Sanctuary Chapter 84

Three as One

The Western Paradise Heavenly King was shaking with rage as he raised his golden rod as he shouted, “That traitor! I am going to get him!…”

With a flash, he had already leapt to the next hallway but he was startled to find that Shen Xingyue the Fiery Phoenix was already standing at the end of the hallway as she greeted him with an alluring smile. 

He shouted angrily, “Why are you blocking me? You are in cahoots with him?”

But Xingyue was undeterred as she maintained her angelic smile and even the Western Paradise Heavenly King was secretly startled as he thought, “This maiden, she is so mesmerizing and her speed is so startling. She can actually intercept me at my full throttle…”

Xingyue smiled as she looked at her finger tips and played with her Blue Heavens, “I say, you needn’t go after him. Why not stay where you are instead?”

The Western Paradise Heavenly King lessened his furies to say, “I am not going to let him off just like this. Lass, move out of the way or I won’t be polite with you anymore.”

Ye Yin had also flashed next to Xingyue as she said to him, “Hey, cool it!”

Xingyue laughed softly as she pointed to Yi Ping and the rest of the group, “If even Yi Ping isn’t bothered with it, so why do you bother?”

The Western Paradise Heavenly King was speechless as he turned to look at Yi Ping, “You are really letting him off just like this?”

Even the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa was asking, “Really Yi Ping?”

Yi Ping said solemnly, “Xingyue really knows my heart.”

Xingyue was delighted as she answered hastily, “Of course!”

The Western Paradise Heavenly King murmured, “I don’t understand…”

Yi Ping replied, “If he is destined to be the Great God Pangu, then there is nothing we can do. But before we venture further, there is one more thing that I need to do first.”

The Jade Emperor was also anxious as he did not want the honor of becoming the next Great God Pangu to fall to the Great Khan Heavenly King, “We should hurry…”

But Yi Ping closed his eyes as he muttered, “It will only be for a little while. There is something that I haven’t been able to figure out yet.”

Lingfeng asked, “Which is?”

But Yi Ping did not reply to her for he was in deep meditation. 

Lingfeng turned to Xingyue, “You know?”

Xingyue smiled as she shrugged her shoulders, “I do not know anything. I only know that if Yi Ping wants to stop him, he won’t be able to sneak past us. Yi Ping is different now and we are underestimating him.”

Alice nodded, “You are right. He is a Ninth Positioning Immortal now. The instant that the Great Khan Heavenly King makes his move, Yi Ping will be able to intercept him if he wants to. But he isn’t doing that and he seems preoccupy with something. I wonder what it is.”

Lingfeng hummed softly, “Who cares about what goes in his imbalance mind?”

Youxue, Yu’Er, Mei’Er, Xingyue, Yunzi, Lele, Ye Yin and even Lie Qing all broke into small chuckles as they began to whisper among themselves, “Wonder what is up with Yi Ping?”

Yi Ping had closed his eyes to meditate quietly. He had just awakened his Ninth Immortal Heaven Eyes and when he had arrived at this floor, he had a sudden familiar feeling and this familiar feeling was awakening his inner self!

It was as though he was gaining the knowledge of the White Sage, the Dark Chaos Lord and the Great God Pangu at the same time!

Unlike Yu’Er, Mei’Er and Lingfeng, who could remember their past lives due to their profound attainment in the past and because of their entanglements with the White Sage, Yi Ping was not able to. Also, as the White Sage in the past, he had sacrificed all his divinity to try to undo his mistakes to them. 

But now, he felt a weird sense of déjà vu as he awakened the wisdom of the White Sage, the combat finesse of the Dark Chaos Lord and the profound aptitude of the Great God Pangu!

Yi Ping opened his eyes and looked at the group with a smile as he said, “Let’s go!”

The group was startled for Yi Ping had only closed his eyes for a minute or so!

Lele asked, “So fast? So what are you thinking of?”

Yi Ping patted her as he smiled, “Nothing really but let’s us be on our way now!”

Lingfeng snapped her fingers, “Hah! You are only daydreaming. So let’s go now!”

Youxue hummed coldly, “Good! I am going to hunt him down.”

The Nirvana Heavenly Queen smiled, “He is one of the Prime Heavenly Kings. It won’t be easy for you to defeat him even if you are armed with an ancient desolate sword. Don’t get caught with him alone or you will surely regret it.”

Youxue hummed softly as she walked behind Yi Ping, “Well, I am not afraid of him. We shall see who is afraid of whom then!”

Lie Qing said quietly to Yunzi, “But no matter what, that Great Khan Heavenly King has got ahead of us now.”

Yunzi nodded as she said, “Even if that is the case, the Stellar Sanctuary is like a maze so he may not necessary gain an advantage over us.” 

Mei’Er chuckled, “Maybe the death gate is just in front of us and he is just scouting for us!…”

Yu’Er sighed softly as she whispered to them, “If it is the death gate, then we are in trouble as well…”

All of a sudden, there was a terrifying scream that rocked the entire hallway!

It was the terrifying scream of the Great Khan Heavenly King!

Yi Ping was startled as he hurried his steps in alarm, “It is him! He is in trouble!…”

Lingfeng flashed next to Yi Ping, “You are going to help him?”

Yi Ping grinned, “No harm taking a look right?”

Lingfeng stepped on his foot on purpose as she hummed coldly, “You are so sly. I know you are going to help him!”

All of a sudden Yi Ping stopped in his tracks. It was because there were three passages in front of them and all the passages had a shimmering portal at the entrance!

Yi Ping stared at the three passages as he murmured, “So which way…”

Even Nuwa and Xian’Er had paused in their tracks to ponder!

Lele laughed softly, “Now, if only he can shout loudly again.”

By this time, Ye Yin the Ascension Goddess had caught up with them. Giving an alluring smile, she winked at Yi Ping. “No need. He has gone into the middle. Let’s go in!”

Yi Ping gestured after the group as he said quickly, “We can trust Ye Yin. Her acute sense is pretty accurate…”

Ye Yin chuckled softly without flushing as she cut in, “I know right! I am so good, am I right!”

Xingyue laughed, “We all know!”

The Western Paradise Heavenly King and the other Heavenly Kings were all looking at each other, not knowing if the Great Khan Heavenly King was really in the middle. 

The Formosa Heavenly King warned, “If the Great Khan Heavenly King is in one of the three passages, then the question is, how is it possible for us to hear him?”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess smiled, “Everything is possible here. It could be that the Great Khan Heavenly King had met with something really dangerous that forced him to exercise all his vital strength when he was being struck, hence that is why we are able to hear his scream through the portal.”

The Jade Emperor stroked his long beard, “Maybe yes, maybe no. We have to be sure. If it is a trap then we are all done for.”

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess replied with a smile, “Your Jade Emperor, this Maiden Ye Yin is something. Her sixth sense is seriously uncanny.” 

Alice nodded, “I believe in the Ascension Goddess as well.”

Nuwa turned to ask Yi Ping, “What do you think?”

Yi Ping in the meantime was focusing on the passage ways; he had stretched his hand forward as he moved his fingers in the direction of the three passages one by one. 

Suddenly he shouted, “In the middle. Let’s go!” And he had dashed into the passage that was in the middle, accompanied happily by the gigantic golden Kirin that was behind him!

Youxue panicky called out after him, “Wait, how do you know? That is too reckless…”

Yunzi pulled Youxue’s along with her, laughing softly. “Dear sister, this is not the time to ask. Let’s follow him!”

Lingfeng sighed softly, “Men…”

The Universal Old Man was also shaking his head, “I have got a bad feeling about this…” 

The Lord Supreme looked at the Universal Old Man, the Immortal Saint of Swords and the Skylord Jun. “Let’s go!”

Lie Qing watched as Yi Ping, Ye Yin, the Celestial Fairy, the Desolate Goddess Nuwa and Lele disappeared into the shimmering portal in the portal, smiling weakly to herself. “Lele, Yi Ping, Sister Xian’Er, and Ye Yin are so…reckless…” But she had also sped into the shimmering portal and she was quickly followed behind by Yu’Er, Mei’Er, Xingyue, Alice, Isa, Aiel and Han Lin.

The Jade Emperor looked at the other Heavenly Kings with a grin, “So what are we waiting for?”

The Ancient Heavenly Sage King laughed, “Since the Great Goddess Fantian has already entered the portal, so naturally we must follow as well.”

The Formosa Heavenly King and the Avant-garde Heavenly King said at the same time, “Right! Go!”

And the whole group soon dashed into the shimmering portal in the middle at almost the same time!