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Chapter 235: The Martial Unifying Level

All of a sudden, the scantily dressed heavenly maiden flipped her long whip and lashed at Yi Ping!

Yi Ping was startled as he quickly skipped backward, “Maiden, why did you attack me?”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden hummed coldly as she rippled the air with explosive lashes before lashing her whip at Yi Ping, “That is because you are a liar!”

Yi Ping flipped backward while blocking her attack with the Celestial Alice at the same time. Judging by the martial force that had struck his sword, he estimated that she was at least of the Seventh Immortal Positioning but she was nowhere near to the combat finesse of Alice and Isa.

All of a sudden he caught the reflection of his face on the Celestial Alice and he was startled. He thought, “My eyes are golden? I have thought that after I have attained to the Eighth Positioning, it have already turned scarlet?”

Immediately, he realized what was going on. His physical body was still in the Stellar Sanctuary and that his soul had flown out to explore the realms. He had heard that the soul body had only a third of the strength of the real self. So it was no wonder that he could only exercise a third of his strength.

Therefore no wonder his scarlet eyes had reverted to gold. Does it mean that he was actually weaker than her?

Yi Ping was still trying to cope with what was going on as he thought, “When I have awakened to the Tenth Positioning, my mind is also trying to fathom the realities of the Six Realms at the same time. So this isn’t the reality and I should quickly return to my body but why am I experiencing pain? Is it because it is related to the ability of the Tenth Positioning to fathom the surreal space?”

All of a sudden the scantily dressed maiden changed her strokes and whipped him hard, sending him to smash against the cliff with a thunderous impact!

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden hummed coldly, “What a tough body. You didn’t get slice into halve by my whip!”

Yi Ping rubbed his face as he coughed out weakly, “You are not so tough after all…”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden displayed three looping lashes at Yi Ping in a blink of an eye as she cried out, “I will like to see if you are able to be so arrogant after this!”

Yi Ping naturally was not prepared to be killed by her so he acted on his instinct as he flashed past her three lashes in a blink of an eye, “Then forgive me for being rude…”

He had dodged past her attacks and was upon her in the next instant, startling her with his speed!

But before he could swing his swords at her, the blue dragon at her back had suddenly slammed him flat on the ground with a thunderous explosive outburst!

Yi Ping had clearly seen the incoming attack but his reaction was a little slow and hence he was struck fatally!

If he was back in his physical body then he would surely have avoided the attack!

Just as he was groaning in misery under the giant claw of the blue dragon, the scantily dressed heavenly maiden had stepped on his face as she said coldly, “Really, this is too easy. I am expecting you to do much better than this!”

Yi Ping’s face was reddened, not from embarrassment of his failure but because he was looking at her revealing underneath!

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden saw his redden face and she smirked, “So you are angry now? You should be because I am now thrashing you under my foot! Beg me for mercy, will you?”

He struggled to get up with all his strength but the weight of the dragon claw was too firm and heavy!

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden said, “So you are a rare human that has managed to awaken as Gold Eyes. Not the first or the last but your resistance is futile against us. A slave is just a slave. In our eyes, you are just like filthy animals. I will gorge your eyes out. After your sight is healed, I will gorge your eyes again and again…”

Yi Ping was moved to anger by her words. He felt his strength doubled as his rage boiled and with a shout, he had grabbed her foot and had pulled her down before giving her a tight slap!

He shouted angrily at her, “Your heart is too vicious!”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden was outrage as she found herself under Yi Ping’s arm as she cursed venomously, “You animal! Let go of me, now!”

All of a sudden she was startled, “Your eyes…”

Yi Ping loosened his grip on her a little when he had noticed that she was not struggling anymore. He asked coldly, “What about my eyes? I have already known that you look down on golden eyes…”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden quickly said, “Your eyes have turned scarlet…”

Yi Ping could not see his own eyes so he answered coldly, “So?”

He had not realized that his eyes had indeed turned scarlet again when he was moved to anger. In that very instant, he had regained another third of his strength, doubling his current strength!

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden said quietly, “How about you let me go and I ask my divine beast to let you go?”

Yi Ping looked at her coldly but he was soon guilty because he could sense that her animosity seemed to have vanished all of a sudden. So he said, “Only if you agree to let go of me first.”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden nodded as she called out, “My Divine Asper, let go of him.”

The blue dragon roared thunderously before it reluctantly lifted his claw that was upon Yi Ping.

Yi Ping quickly got on his foot and at the same time, he had let go of the scantily dressed heavenly maiden.

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden smiled wryly as she raised her whip, “Courageous indeed. Now we are even but you are now outnumbered two to one. Do you think that you still have a chance now?”

When Yi Ping saw her smiles and her glance that were upon him, he trembled a little. That was because he was most afraid when a maiden were to give him such a lingering look. He said quickly, “You can try but this time I won’t be careless again.”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden smiled mysteriously, “Do you dare to come to my abode?”

Yi Ping thought, “Maybe she knows that she is not able to overcome me and is setting me up for an ambush? If I were to flee now, she may not be able to catch up with me.”

There was a hint of hesitation in his eyes. It was because he was very good in accepting challenges. Even though he knew that he was now in the company of dangerous foes, he was not afraid. Sometimes he wondered himself if he knew the meaning of fear.

But for a person that had been wounded grievously quite a number of times and was still unafraid of death, he was actually standing on a higher level of pinnacle than most of his opponents. It was not to say he was foolish but he was overcome by his great appetite for martial knowledge!

Now that he had expanded his dimension of thoughts to the fourth dimension, he was able to see through his own strength and weakness, just like an observer that was viewing himself. He was exceptional good in fighting since he was young. He may be inexperienced when he had first made contact with the real Martial Fraternity but his indomitable will to learn was all too overwhelming. He had the guts to fight stronger foes. In reality, he had already attained the Martial Unifying Level (See Chapter 7), enabling him to remember all his opponents and moves.

His only problem was that sometimes his own body would not catch up with his mind!

That was also why the same moves would not work twice against him!

That was also why all his other consorts were all secretly alarmed that Yi Ping seemed to be picking up their skills rapidly and learning their own tricks. Therefore, they were unwilling to spar with him and had secretly stayed a hand or two!

That was why if the scantily dressed heavenly maiden and the blue dragon were to attack him at the same time, he would already have readied a counterattack. Moreover, he had already regained another third of his strength!

After Yi Ping had further attained the Martial Unifying Theorem (See Chapter 186), his martial achievements had become more and more outrageous; he was inventing and evolving new extraordinary martial strokes on the spot to combat his opponents!

The Creation Universal Force that he had just absorbed had pushed his immortal positioning from the ninth to the mystical tenth level.

He was only the second person to have reached the Tenth Immortal Positioning after the Great God Pangu. Or rather, he was simply chasing after his own shadow; this was the actually the second time that he had reached the Tenth Immortal Positioning!

Because of this, when the scantily dressed heavenly maiden had interrupted his ascension to peek into the Great Beyond, he had also reached a new level of martial visualization. He was able to see himself on the move just like an observer. Naturally, he was also able to observe his opponent too!

Now that was something very difficult to imagine but that was exactly his level of martial attainment now!

That was why he was not afraid of this scantily dressed heavenly maiden and the blue dragon. He had already nailed their movements down and had formed one conclusion; he was still able to overcome them even though he had just two-third of his strength left!

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden asked again, “Are you afraid?”

Yi Ping did not reply to her. It was because a perplexing thought had just crossed into his mind; a hidden sense of a great danger that was within!

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden smiled wryly, “So you are really afraid…”

All of a sudden, her eyes flashed emotionally as she raised her voice, “Hey! Are you even listening?”

Yi Ping was startled by her and promptly replied, “Why should I be afraid?”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden smiled as she finally got his attention, “Naturally you shouldn’t be at all. I won’t eat you up even though I am curious about you. Why did you have gold eyes earlier and now you have scarlet eyes?”

Yi Ping looked at the reflection of his swords and saw that his eyes were indeed scarlet again. He could only smile weakly, “I don’t know either!”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden was looking at him curiously, “Are you from the borderlands? I have never seen you around before.”

She paused for a while, “How silly I am. You must be or else you won’t be able to get your hands on not one divine sword but two. It must have taken you ages to collect them. But are you sure you are able to wield two divine swords well? Why not give one of your divine swords to me?”

Yi Ping smiled weakly, “Why should I give you my divine sword?”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden muttered softly, “That is because tomorrow, I am going to be consort to the Great Rift God Xuan Yuan!”

She smiled as her eyes beamed with happiness, “Do you know him?”

Yi Ping was alarmed. How could he not know? The Great Rift God Xuan Yuan was an ninth immortal positioning Great Desolate Immortal!

He nodded, “Yes, I do…”

She laughed softly, “Naturally you do. Everyone does. He is one of the most powerful lords here. It is every goddess’ desire to be his consort!”

Yi Ping quickly bowed with his hands, “Then congratulations!”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden was startled as she flew her whip at him almost immediately!

Yi Ping was startled and he dodged just in the nick of time as he shouted, “Why did you attack all of a sudden!”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden flushed with anger and said, “Then why did you show me that rude gesture?”

Yi Ping was perplexed as he thought, “What rude gesture? I was merely congratulating her…”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden said coldly, “How dare you try to take liberties with me! You are lucky that I am in a good mood today or else I will tear you to pieces now. Tomorrow, I will be the goddess of goddesses and will be the consort to the Lord God Xuan Yuan…”

Yi Ping quickly protested, “I know, you will be…”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden said icily, “You know? Then how dare you suggesting that I will be joined to you?”

Yi Ping was a little perplexed, “What do you mean by joined to you?”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden was blushing as she mocked bitterly, “If you want me to join you in the bed chambers, it is already too late. I will be joined to the Lord God Xuan Yuan tomorrow. You look like a decent person but you are too full of indecency. If you have such a need, I can give you a few pleasure slaves from my holdings tonight.”

Yi Ping was flustering as he thought awkwardly, “Does it mean that when I join my hands together, it actually mean just a thing? Alas, I can’t cleanse myself now that I have plunged into the Yellow River…”

All of a sudden the scantily dressed heavenly maiden said melancholy as she lowered her eyes, “The Great Prophetess once said to me that I am destined to be the consort to the Lord of Lords. To this end, I have been trying very hard to reach the Eighth Immortal Positioning. It is only because only an Eighth Immortal Positioning Goddess is fit to be a consort to the Lord of Lords and can be joined to him. But now…”

She paused for a while but did not seem like she was willing to continue…

Yi Ping could sense a great sorrow in her and he was curious. So he asked, “But now what?”

But he quickly felt he was being too rude so he hurriedly said, “You don’t have to tell me…”

But the scantily dressed heavenly maiden said quietly, “But now I have met him…”

She lingered for some time before saying melancholy, “The Great Prophetess had divined that I will meet him in a most unexpected circumstance and that he will have both gold and scarlet eyes…”

She looked up suddenly and stared at Yi Ping!

Yi Ping was startled as he thought, “Why is she looking at me like this? Surely she is not referring to me?”

She said slowly as she emphasized, “Tomorrow is the day of my ascension as a Great Goddess. I will be the consort to the Great Lord Xuan Yuan. My destiny is to the Lord of Lords and not to a nobody like you. That is my predestined fate. Do you understand?”

Yi Ping observed her carefully and did not know what to reply. It was as though she was emphasizing to herself and not to him…

He sighed softly to himself as he looked at the strange heavens that were above him as he thought, “So this is the Desolate Realm. I have heard from the Lady Nuwa that it always the same heavens. One half of the Desolate Realm is always under the eternal night while the another half is always under the scorching sun…”

“What do we have here? Two lovers basking under the stars?” A cold voice said suddenly from the top of the mountain ledge.

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden immediately turned ashen while Yi Ping was startled by the stranger that could approach near him without alarming him!

He quickly looked up and saw a refine man in a finery garb standing loftily above them, his malevolent had suddenly flared into a terrifying presence!

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden stumbled for words, “Great Lord…Xuan Yuan, I…no…it isn’t what it seems…”

Yi Ping was even more startled as he thought, “So that is the Great Lord Xuan Yuan? What fearsome aura that he has got there!”

He had been forewarned of two Great Desolate Immortals. They were the Great Rift God Xuan Yuan who had elevated his Desolate Force to the Annihilate Force and the World Ruler Fu Xi who possessed the Great Desolate Force!

He took a glance at the scantily dressed heavenly maiden before he said quickly, “Don’t misunderstood. I am new to this place and we have only just met!”

All of a sudden this Great Lord Xuan Yuan had flashed on top of him as he brandished a long blade!

There was a mighty thunderous impact as bright red hues flashed between them as Yi Ping raised his Celestial Alice to block the attack with one hand!

At the same time Yi Ping had raised the Fantian Sovereign Sword to return a counterattack, with a flurry of upward slashes!

The Great Lord Xuan Yuan turned his blade immediately and knocked the upward slashes with his palm that imploded the air with another series of explosive forces!

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden moved back several steps as she gasped, “This is the Annihilating Force of the Great Lord Xuan Yuan! It is so mighty!…”

She had expected that Yi Ping would crumble under the mighty divine force that had just been unleashed by the Great Lord Xuan Yuan but to her startled astonishment, Yi Ping had not only tank the sudden attack unscathed but he was actually retaliating against the Great Lord Xuan Yuan as a dozen other strokes were exchanged and their immediately radius were exploding continuously by their martial strokes!

She stared in disbelief at Yi Ping as she murmured, “Who is he? Good heavens! I have never seen anyone that can hold up to Great Lord Xuan Yuan. He is not for real when we have fought earlier?”

She gasped all of a sudden because the Great Lord Xuan Yuan were now surrounded by a red animus, an indication that he was releasing the true strength of his Annihilating Force!

The Great Lord Xuan Yuan said coldly as he unleashed three more rolling impact explosive waves, each of his waves was like a titanic hammer that exploded thunderous, “This is my divine blade, Unregrettable. Rest in peace.”

Yi Ping moved back three steps as he mustered six shimmering hovering discs before he jumped forward with his divine swords, imploding the first two rolling exploding waves with a piercing thrust of the Celestial Alice and slashing the third rolling exploding wave with the Fantian Sovereign!

The Great Lord Xuan Yuan lifted his eyes to stare coldly at Yi Ping, “You can dissipate my Annihilating Force?”

Yi Ping had used all his martial strength to muster the Golden Invincible Force. At his current strength, this was the maximum golden discs that he could muster!

He gasped to himself, “What a frightening force that this guy possesses. To say that this is his true strength is really an underestimation. He has barely even got serious yet!”

The Great Lord Xuan Yuan said haughtily, “I have only utilized my Annihilating Force to the third level. There are altogether ninth level to my Annihilating Force. Usually, this level is good enough for most except for you.”

Yi Ping raised his two divine swords in a combative stance as he replied coolly, “Indeed, indeed. Why don’t you try harder?”

The Great Lord Xuan Yuan said coldly, “Do you know why you must die today?”

Yi Ping smiled weakly, “This is because you have seen something you shouldn’t have. But I can tell you this, you are mistaken. We have only just met!”

The Great Lord Xuan Yuan replied coldly, “Indeed I have seen something that I shouldn’t have but you are also mistaken.”

He looked at the scantily dressed heavenly maiden to say coldly, “To me, she is just a plaything, just like the mortals. I can even give her away if I so desire. The reason why you must die is because you have the Fantian Sovereign Sword.”

Yi Ping glanced at his shimmering white sword, “You know my sword? Just because of my sword, I must die?”

The Great Lord Xuan Yuan answered coldly, “Indeed. The Fantian Sovereign Sword belongs to our sworn enemy, the Great God Pangu. This sword shouldn’t be here at all!”

He stared at Yi Ping before answering, “Anyone that is possession of that sword is naturally to be utterly eradicated from existence. It doesn’t matter who you are.”

Yi Ping tapped the Celestial Alice gently to the ground and lifted the Fantian Sovereign lightly as he exclaimed coolly, “I am Yi Ping. This golden sword is the Celestial Alice while this white sword is the Fantian Sovereign. I don’t intend to be killed by you though. But if you are to be killed by me, then you should very well know who I am and the names of my swords!”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden stared in disbelief at Yi Ping, scarcely believing what she had just heard!

Because she was at the Eighth Immortal Positioning, she was able to tell that Yi Ping was only a Seventh Immortal Positioning Immortal and he was now challenging a Ninth Immortal Positioning Immortal!

But somehow she was unsure if she was right about Yi Ping’s immortal positioning. It was because if he was really a Seventh Positioning Immortal, he would have already been killed by now!

The Great Lord Xuan Yuan answered coldly as he raised his divine blade, “You didn’t understand the disparity between the two of us, didn’t you? Then very well, you can go meet your maker soon!”

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Chapter 234: The Divine Stellar Light

Yi Ping was alarmed as he asked, “Just what are you?”

The blue stellar light blinked and resonated with a soft hymn, “Do you really want to know? There is a price to pay for knowledge.”

The Goddess Isa hummed coldly, “Shut the crap and reveal yourself.”

The blue stellar light blinked and echoed, “I am here.”

The Goddess Isa was startled, “Huh? What do you mean?”

Yi Ping said quietly, “Indeed. It is there. This is its energy manifestation and this energy manifestation is the Universal Creation Force!”

The blue stellar light glowed brilliantly, “You have finally recognized me.”

Alice and Asura were looking at each other as they gasped at the same time, “This is the Universal Creation Force? It is a living entity?”

Like everyone else, Nuwa was also startled. She looked into the blinking light as she said. “How is it possible?”

Lele said quietly, “I sense an immeasurably sadness in there…”

Xian’Er nodded, “And a deep sense of regret…”

Yi Ping heaved a soft sigh as he sheathed his swords…

Ye Yin, Yu’Er and Mei’Er who had acute senses were perplexed. Their seventh senses were supernaturally sharp but why did they not sense anything?

What they did not know was that Yi Ping, Yixian and Lele were judging by the blinking of the stellar light. Somehow, they felt an attunement to it and could read its emotional state through the blinking!

Yi Ping said, “If your solo purpose is only me alone then let it end now. I will be the only person that will climb this stair.”

The stellar light answered, “If you have the courage and if your group is willing, you may try then.”

Yi Ping turned to his group and heaved heavily, “Let me go up alone.”

Yu’Er said panicky, “Master Yi, you are really going up? It is so dangerous!”

Mei’Er nodded as she grabbed his sleeve, “We don’t know what to expect from there!”

She turned to Yixian the Celestial Fairy, “Mistress! You are really letting him go up there?”

Xian’Er answered gently, “It is for Yi Ping alone to decide.”

Yi Ping turned to the group and said gently, “Everyone, I think that I have finally discovered the true reality of the Stellar Sanctuary but in order to prove it, I must go up on my own.”

Everyone was gasping softly as they looked at each other…

The Celestial Liege laughed, “Let’s go up together. I am not afraid!”

Yi Ping smiled and said gently, “That won’t do. That is because anyone that goes up that stair will surely die. It doesn’t matter how powerful you are.”

The Ancient Heavenly Sage King looked at the Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess before he asked, “We will all die except for you?”

Yi Ping nodded as he trembled lightly, “Everyone with no exception. Maybe even for me. I am not sure. I am actually gambling.”

Lele flashed Yi Ping a dangerous look, “Then let’s us leave now!”

Yi Ping shook his head as he looked at the Goddess Celestial Alice, “Then I won’t know why the Dark Chaos Lord died at the very end. I need to know.”

Alice looked at him as she pursed her lips, “Don’t do it at the cost of your life…”

Yi Ping rubbed his nose as he smiled at her, “Ziyan, Alice…it is not just for you…”

He also stole a secret glance at Isa, who lowered her head shyly. “It is for everyone.”

He looked at the Western Paradise Heavenly King, the Jade Emperor, the Ancient Heavenly Sage King, the Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess, the Celestial Liege and the Lord Supreme, “Thank you for accompanying me in this journey. You must know that I desire not to be the Great God Pangu when I request for everyone to let me climb the stair alone. It is because the entity in front of us, is trying to tempt everyone to climb the stairs. If you go up, you will surely perish!”

The Western Paradise Heavenly King looked at Yixian and Yi Ping, “Great Goddess Fantian and Great God Pangu, I do not desire to take the mantle of the Great God Pangu but can I know why? I am a little dense to figure out why.”

In his heart, the Western Paradise Heavenly King had already acknowledged Yi Ping as the Great God Pangu and what he had said was the truth.

The Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess smiled, “Same here!”

Yi Ping said, “Because all along, it is waiting for me. Only the one with the Essential Righteous Energy can approach the stairs or else the Creation Universal Force will surely overwhelm the practitioner. Its solo purpose is to tempt all of you into your own demise.”

Everyone was startled…

Yi Ping added, “The trials won’t end unless everyone else is dead!”

Nuwa murmured, “This…lucky I did not fly up the stairs!”

Everyone was nodding!

Actually, everyone that was left now had no desire to compete with Yi Ping or thought that they would be the chosen one. Precisely no one, that was why they would allow Yi Ping to ascend the stairs!

They were simply being worried for his safety!

Yi Ping smiled as he made his first step on the stair, looking back at everyone. “Don’t worry for me. I will surely return!”

All the maidens that loved him rushed to his back immediately as they prayed for him!

“Ping’Er…”

“Yi Ping!…”

“Master Yi Ping…”

Before long, Yi Ping had reached the 100th steps and he had struck a barrier of impassable windforce that was hindering him!

But still he persisted and every step that he had taken, he felt a mounting pressure that seemed to crush him!

By the time he had reached the 500th step, his legs were already shaking!

And there were 9500 more steps more!

Every step that he had taken, the mounting pressure would only increase!

By the time he had taken the 1000th step, he was already perspiring and he felt as though his chest would burst at any time!

He was shaking and thought, “If I give up now, then I will surely perish as well! I must not give up!”

At the bottom, he could still hear everyone urging him on and calling his name!

Lingfeng, Alice, Lele, Xian’Er, Nuwa and Lie Qing were whispering to him and urging him on!

Their voices had become withdrawn because of the distance and all his focuses were only on taking the next one step, moving from one golden step to the other!

By the time he had climbed to the 3000th step, he could no longer hear from any of his group and after a while he was too tired to count anymore!

He had only one goal in his mind; to reach to the very top where the blinking light was!

The powerful windforce was pressing onto him like a pressuring wall that threatened to sweep him down the stairs despite the fact that he was already mustering all his strength, even drawing on the sanctorum strength of his divine swords!

When he had reached to the middle of the stairs, very step that he had taken was so heavy that it was like he was fighting against his very own Thousand Weight Fall!

He did not know the passage of time but it seemed like an eternal time had passed before his thoughts were interrupted by the familiar voice of the blue stellar light, “You have reached the very top.”

When Yi Ping had lifted his eyes, he was looking straight at the blue stellar light and straight at the glowing animus of the Divine Pangu Armor.

Only sheer force of will had prevented him from collapsing on the platform!

He mustered all his wobbly strength to gasp out, “Who are you?…”

The blue stellar light reverberated, “Who am I? You have come all the way to ask me this? You should be concerned about the ultimate prize first.”

Everyone below could hear the reverberating voice of the blue stellar light but they were not able to hear Yi Ping so naturally they did not know what Yi Ping had said to provoke the blue stellar light to answer in this manner!

Yi Ping answered breathlessly as he struggled to stay on his feet, “Who are…you?”

The blue stellar light blinked, “You will have your answers very soon. Reach out to receive the Creation Universal Force, receive the mantle of the Great God Pangu and you will be transmigrated to the Great Beyond. Or alternatively you can leave with your group. Either way, the trials of the Stellar Sanctuary will end.”

Yi Ping murmured, “Transmigrate to the Great Beyond? But the conflicts between the Immortal Realm and the Desolate Immortals have not ended…”

The blinking stellar blue light resonated, “This conflict is of no consequence to you. You will be the Great God Pangu, future Lord of the Six Realms.”

Yi Ping stared at the blinking stellar light before he laughed aloud. His laughter was so loud that even those who were below were able to hear him!

He asked firmly, “What exactly are you?”

The blinking stellar blue light flared before resonating, “This matters not. You now have a rare chance that not everyone will have. Make a choice now.”

Yi Ping stared blankly at the blue stellar light before he muttered, “Such sorrow in you…”

But all of a sudden, he shook his robe as he turned back. He had taken a step down the stair before the blinking stellar light resonated, “You are leaving? After all the effort that you have put to overcome the trials of the Stellar Sanctuary and to reach this very point?”

The group that was below was all gasping and was startled as well, even though they could not hear Yi Ping!

They had heard the blue stellar light said, “You are leaving…” and that Yi Ping had indeed turned around!

Disbelief greeted everyone below as incessant murmuring broke out immediately!

Yi Ping sighed softly, “I know I am stupid, am I right? But I cannot leave my companions. Even though I know that I may not have this chance again. Even though I know that no matter how hard I cultivate, I can never ascend to the Great Beyond. Even though I know that the Practitioners of the Way have to be emotionless in their seven sentiments and six desires in order to cultivate oneself with the Heavens, in order to be an immortal being but I can’t do that…”

He paused briefly but there was none the sadness in him, “All I know is that I cannot abandon my companions. I cannot abandon the love that is in my heart. I would rather face the severe consequences of the divine calamities and the six cycles of afflictions than leaving them. I have no regrets at all.”

With a wryly smile, he took another step down the stair as he said, “I have sworn to protect them always.

This time round, his heart felt extremely light and he was exuberated!

All of a sudden his surroundings turned dark and Yi Ping was startled to find himself sucked into a whirling black hole!

The gravity that was being exhibited by this whirling black hole was extremely intense and was tearing him apart!

Yi Ping only thought was, “Where am I?!”

As he was being sucked into the black hole, the crushing pressure was so intense that he could feel his entire bones were cracking and breaking!

But Yi Ping being himself, he was not one to give up without a single fight!

The Ninth Immortal Positioning on his forehead intensified as he struggled with all his faltering strength!

He yelled aloud, “I am not afraid of death but I am not going to die here!…I still have important persons to protect…they are going to need me…I cannot allow them to grief for me!…”

All of a sudden a blue sun rose from the horizon of the whirling black hole, accompanied by thousands of stars…

Instead of feeling the intense pressure that he had felt earlier, now he was serene and was like a feather that was floating on the whirling black hole!

As he looked around him, he was startled to see the apparition of the Divine Pangu Armor that was on him!

He gasped out as the Divine Pangu Armor slowly vanished, “Why is going on?”

The familiar voice of the blue stellar light was heard, “You have now inherited the mantle of the Great God Pangu and the Divine Pangu Armor is now part of you. In time to come, you will awaken to the Tenth Immortal Positioning.”

Yi Ping was startled, “But I didn’t say anything about inheriting the mantle of the Great God Pangu?”

The blinking blue stellar light appeared over him and said, “Should you choose to inherit the Great God Pangu’s mantle, we won’t be talking now, just like that someone from long ago.”

Yi Ping was jolted!

He immediately shouted, “The Dark Chaos Lord! What had happened to him?…”

The blinking stellar light responded by showing an illusion…

A handsome man in black was seen stepping triumphantly on the top of the platform where the Divine Pangu Armor was and on his back was the Celestial Alice Divine Sword!

He was heard saying, “As destiny wills, I know that I am the destined one. Hereof, I will take the mantle of the Great God Pangu and be the next Great God Pangu!”

As he touched the divine blue light of the Divine Pangu Armor, he was first turned to a golden animus before he was dissipated into bits of golden dust!

Yi Ping was shocked as he muttered, “The Dark Chaos Lord, he had perished just like this…”

The blinking stellar light resonated, “That was your first reincarnation. He had made it all the way but he had failed in the end.”

Yi Ping was trembling and his voice was hoarse. It was because the shock of watching the Dark Chaos Lord turned into nothingness was as though he was watching his own death!

The blinking stellar light said, “You do not need to grieve for yourself. You have finally made it.”

Yi Ping was silent for a while before he asked, “You are the Stellar Sanctuary?”

The blinking stellar light glowed brilliantly, “I am the Stellar Sanctuary. Now that you have inherited the true mantle of the Great God Pangu, I am not surprise that you know now.”

Yi Ping said with trembling voice, “I don’t want to go to the Great Beyond. I want to protect my companions. Didn’t you say that I am free to go? Why is it possible that I have passed the trial while the Dark Chaos Lord had failed?”

The blinking stellar blue light responded, “Your great love for the others enable that.”

Yi Ping murmured, “My great love?”

The stellar blue light resonated, “Indeed. You have no desires for power but only seek to end the trial because you desire to protect all your loves. Only great love can arouse the Creation Universal Force or else it will only lead to self-destruction. Your first reincarnation receives the Creation Universal Force but he was not able to contain it, therefore he was consumed by it.”

Yi Ping was startled, “He was consumed by the Creation Universal Force?…”

The stellar blue light resonated, “Consumed entirely. Even the Great God Pangu was not able to contain the Creation Universal Force and he was consumed by it.”

Yi Ping was stunned, “Even the Great God Pangu?”

The stellar blue light reverberated, “Only you are able to contain the Universal Creation Force and only you are able to attain to the true Tenth Immortal Positioning!”

Yi Ping had a sudden revelation as he panicky said, “I am absorbing you?! You are the source of the Creation Universal Force? No, wait! You will put an end to yourself in this manner!”

It was because he had suddenly remembered that the Great God Pangu had discovered the Creation Universal Force after he had laid hands on an ancient desolate artefect, the Stellar Sanctuary!

The stellar blue light responded, “It is exactly as you have said. Do not feel sad. A spark of me will be revived in my chosen successor. She will be your Alma and she will be your Mirror of Transmigration to the Great Beyond in my stead.”

Immediately memories of the Unchained Melody and the Flower of Life flashed into Yi Ping, invoking the image of Lele in him!

It was not a coincident of her good luck; Lele was the chosen successor of the Stellar Sanctuary!

Her pureness was the chosen vessel of the Stellar Sanctuary!

And Lele was his conduit!

As Yi Ping received the Creation Universal Force, he could sense a powerful awakening of his mind!

He had glimpsed into the Great Attractor, a black core with the gravitational force equivalent to a million billion suns in which all the cosmos rotated around it!

And he saw the Three Known Realms of the Mortal Mundane Realm, the Celestial Realm and the Ninth Heavens Immortal Realm!

Hanging on the inverted plane of the Three Known Realms were the Three Invisible Realms of the Desolate Realm, the Spatial Realm and the Great Beyond!

He was now flying through the vast plains of the Desolate Realm and was astonished to see hundreds of floating citadels. On the vast plains were vast movements of beasts and men, tens of thousands of them. They were moving gigantic blocks of stones below and were building dozens of fortifications!

As he passed through two lofty peaks, he saw a floating citadel that was of immerse gigantic size and it was even larger than the dome of the Stellar Sanctuary!

He knew instinctively that this was the Ancient Fortress of the Desolate Immortals that was cast to the Desolate Realm!

He knew that soon he would be flying out of the Desolate Realm, into the Spatial Realm and finally to the Great Beyond!

All of a sudden a bright light greeted him and time seemed to have slowed down!

It became so slow that he had some trouble adjusting to it but he knew that this was the correct norm instead. That was only because he had been flying so rapidly!

“Who is that? Who are you?”

Yi Ping felt a throbbing headache and when he looked up, he saw a scantily dressed heavenly maiden, with long flowing green hair and scarlet eyes that was greeting him. Behind her was a gigantic blue dragon!

He was startled at the sight of the gigantic blue dragon as he took several steps backward!

Instinctively, he had unsheathed his two beaming divine swords!

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden flashed her whip, lashing it with a frightening thunderous explosive force as she said coldly, “I repeat myself again for the last time. Who are you? Why is that I have never seen you before? I have thought that it is a shooting star but it seems that it is actually a person!”

She smiled coldly, “You are an escaped slave? An escaped slave that have dared to steal two divine swords! How audacious are you!”

Yi Ping was stupefied!

It was because he had thought that he was ascending to the Great Beyond, only to be interrupted by someone!

He smiled weakly, “I don’t know exactly what is going on but maybe I should be grateful to you.”

He did not want to ascend to the Great Beyond and was glad that he was interrupted. But that was something that he did not want to say aloud!

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden was enraged as she lashed her whip at Yi Ping, which immediately caused whipping explosions to burst out!

And to her astonished surprise, Yi Ping had emerged harmlessly even though she had lashed a dozen strokes in a blink of an eye!

Yi Ping heaved a soft sigh, “Can we talk first?”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden was blinking her eyes in astonishment before she asked, “You are one of us?”

Yi Ping forced himself to tell a white lie, “I have scarlet eyes and so have you. So what do you think? So we can talk?”

The scantily dressed heavenly maiden lowered her whip cautiously as she nodded lightly…

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Chapter 233: The Stairway of Heavens

A hundred blinks of an eye had since passed since the white golem knights had spawned and descended into their midst. This was not actually a long while but if time could be measured, that would be less than two minutes time.

Yi Ping was slashing furiously at the white golem knights as golden lights flashed to and fro brilliantly around him. He had taken down two of the white golem knights but he was still being surrounded tightly by many of the white golem knights. There were simply too many of them!

He was not worried for himself but for the rest of his delegates who were with him!

But despite his best efforts to rein in the unstoppable wave of the white golem knights, he had failed to prevent them from overcoming his line of defense!

In just a quick instant, the entire vicinity was filled with brilliant lights and thunderous explosions, as everyone was attacking furiously with all their best martial skills and weapons!

Even though Yi Ping was anxious and panicky for his group but at the same time he was surprising serene within him. How could he have such an extraordinary feeling?

The real question was; how could he feel anxious and serene at the same time? This was such a weird feeling that had surfaced to his mind!

With just a look, he was able to analyze the entire battle field coolly. Even though these white golem knights were extremely formidable but he was still able to see and predict their moves. That was why he was able to get two of them down. Even though he was still being outnumbered but it would be a matter of time if he could get all of them, provided of course that his morale and spirit would not be dealt a blow by the demise of his companions. Every grief, every emotion and every distraction would sap his strength, lengthened the battle and contributed to his injury, his loss of strength and his focus and would cause him to lose the fight, even causing his own demise.

This type of emotionless analysis was not Yi Ping’s true nature of course. But after the three in one merging, he had also awakened the consciousness of the White Sage, the Dark Chaos Lord and the Great God Pangu that were within him.

This cold and hard analysis were the analysis of his three other consciousness!

While he was fighting, he had also taken note of the current state of battle that was raging all around him.

One, the White Divine Tiger and the Golden Kirin Beast were not making a move against the White Golem Knights; it was as though the White Golem Knights were invisible to them!

Two, while the White Golem Knights were extremely formidable and appeared to be highly aggressive, it was weird that Han Lin and Aiel were still holding up against them, even though they were not exactly faring very good, with multiple injuries.

But his observations had hinted to him that while these White Golem Knights were not giving away leeway, their very moves were subtly, even calculated to give a small enough opening for the defenders to prolong the battle until they were no longer be able to put up any resistance!

The question was why!

All of a sudden Yi Ping noticed an opening between the White Golem Knights and this small opening would perhaps allowed him to speed past them and ascend to the top of the stairs where the Divine Armor of the Great God Pangu was!

Xian’Er and Lingfeng had whispered to Yi Ping at almost the same time, “Yi Ping, Ping’Er, there is something amiss here.”

Xian’Er fenced off several of the attacks of the surrounding White Golem Knights, taking quick steps back and countering with her Heavenly Tear, before she whispered to Yi Ping. “Lingfeng is right. I feel that something seems amiss here but I can’t place a finger to it! Ping’Er, if you can see an opening, quickly dash up the stairs. That may be our only way out of this.”

Yi Ping could no longer see Lingfeng as she had disappeared under a mushroom burst of explosive force but he could hear her whispering haltingly to him, “That is…exactly my sentiments…too…alas!…”

Alice interrupted them, “Lingfeng, watch out! Don’t fight and talk at the same time. I will watch your back for you!”

Lie Qing was overheard whispering, “These creatures are simply too bothersome.”

Lingfeng was heard, “Thanks my Goddess Alice! Yi Ping, ascend up the stairs if you are able to. These White Golem Knights, something is wrong with them but I cannot place my fingers yet. But it seems that every some time, they were reformed their formation to attack us aggressively. But at the same time, they will be an opening in-between them that can allow someone with a quick swiftness movement to bypass them and to climb up the stairs.”

Yi Ping whispered, “Actually I can see that too.”

Lingfeng whispered with a soft laugh, “Then what are you waiting for? Hurry and save us all or else, experts like Sister Xingyue and Sister Ye Yin will surely fly up to the very top in a hurry.”

Nuwa laughed, “Don’t forget about me too. Hurry up and try to exploit the opening when it appears once again and be our savior. Or else, I am going to be the next savior!”

Yi Ping heaved a soft sigh as he whispered, “If the lot of you has noticed this thing, then it won’t escape the notice of the other Heavenly Kings too.”

Lie Qing whispered solemnly, “Ping’Er, you must exercise caution. Something is not right here. I have a weird feeling about this. It is like we are walking into some kind of a trap here.”

Xian’Er said, “I am afraid that this trap is so obvious that we are all blind to it. But what it is then?”

All of a sudden Lele whispered solemnly, “Yi Ping. No matter what you do, don’t move up the stairs. Wait and observe a little longer. Wait for me to give you the signal.”

Her tone was extremely solemn and was worded forcefully!

Everyone was slightly startled for they had never seen Lele this serious before and used such a solemn expression before, not even when they were in the direst situation!

Lie Qing smiled weakly as she whispered, “My goodness, the Joyful Goddess is so serious all of a sudden. I am a little unused to it! Is this the Lele that I know?”

Lingfeng heaved a soft sigh as she thought, “I may think that I am the most intelligent in the group. But in terms of intelligent, Lele is not beneath me. In term of cold calculations, she is also not beneath Yunzi. In terms of cunning, she is also not beneath Lie Qing. Until today, I still can’t fathom her. We have underestimated her…”

It was because she was now observing how Lele fought under the cover of the thick debris as she brought two of the White Golem Knights down. Lele had swung her long scythe, her Divine Echo ambidextrously and her movements were ghostly as she evaded the White Golem Knights!

Lingfeng had suddenly remembered that Lele had spent most of her time sleeping in the coffin while they were in the mortal realm and that her movements improved quicker and her attacks were even more precise after every fight.

She was the only one that could catch up with Yi Ping in terms of such startling improvements…

All of a sudden, Lingfeng had a sudden thought. “Don’t tell me that she is actually a super genius…”

Yi Ping had heard Lele’s warning via their Dual Secret Whisperer but before he could reply Lele, all of a sudden the formation of the White Golem Knights had shifted subtly again and his quick eyes had spotted the opening again!

But instead of exploiting the opening, he shifted his swordplay backward in time to give Yunzi and Han Lin an extra hand as he shouted, “Yunzi, Han Lin, back immediately!”

They were spirited when they had heard his shouts and escaped with light wounds!

At the same time, Yi Ping had displayed the Thousand Memories Swordplay as he sent six flying swords across the entire hall to aid the rest, as his brilliant hovering swords whirled resounding with tremendous impact!

Nuwa was a little upset, “Yi Ping, why didn’t you go up the stairs when you have the chance? Don’t you want to be the savior?!”

It was not that Yi Ping did not want to be the savior or he did not want to save the group. He was totally rooted to where he was for two main reasons!

One, the only person that could stop these White Golem Knights from overwhelming his group was him. If he were to leave where he was then he could not imagine the consequences that would happen. What if these opening had only appeared because he was here as the tank?

Two, his sixth sense was warning him that something was amiss and a heavy heart seemed to be rooting him to the ground.

But he had to make a decision when the opportunity arose and he had decided to aid the others!

Once he did that, his heart became light and his reflexes were even quicker and he had hacked two more White Golem Knights to pieces with the Celestial Alice and the Fantian Sovereign!

Xian’Er could have taken the initiative to speed up to the stairs if she wanted to. Her swiftness movement was actually even swifter than Yi Ping. But she did not want to. Yi Ping was the one that she was following and she had trusted him. There were too many times when she had thought that her decisions were the right one but she was wrong. Yi Ping seemingly had the knack to pick the correct decision despite the overwhelming odds. And this time, she was placing all her trust in his hands!

Nuwa had the opportunity to speed up to the stairs when Yi Ping was on rampage with his flying swords. Despite what she had just said that she would speed up to the stairs, she did not. It was because she was just trying to goal Yi Ping up the stairs. But when he did not, she just sighed softly and continued her own fight against the White Golem Knights. She thought, “My heart is with you. I will follow you whenever you go and if you want to oppose the heavens, I will follow you as well!”

Lingfeng had the opportunity as well while Alice and Lie Qing were tanking for her. But she did not want to. The hero of her heart was Yi Ping so naturally she was going to let him be the hero!

As for Alice, she was highly skilled enough to fight and executed her swiftness skill at the same time. But she did not seize the opportunity too. It was because for the very first time she had a purpose, to protect her friends and companions. Aiel, Han Lin, the Goddess of Mercy Xiang, Asura, the Goddess Isa and even the Jade Emperor, some of them were her ex-opponents but they were now united as one, fighting on the same side. Her eyes beamed brightly as she thought, “This is real friendship? I have never experienced such emotions…”

As for the rest of the maidens, like the Goddess Asura, the Goddess Isa, the Goddess of Mercy Xiang, the Goddess Aiel, Han Lin, Yunzi, Lie Qing, Yu’Er, Mei’Er, Youxue, Ye Yin the Ascension Goddess and Xingyue the Fiery Phoenix did not even consider it. They were all living for Yi Ping and fighting for each other now!

Some of them were temporary allies and some of them had only met in the Stellar Sanctuary but in their eyes, nothing was nobler than fighting alongside each other. After all, they had been through much together and without each other, they really would not made it through this far!

Unfortunately, not everyone see it this way.

The Great Khan Heavenly King had spotted the opening and he had speed for it under the cover of the cloud of debris and thunderous confusion!

He thought, “This is my chance! This Yi Ping may be strong but he is just a fool! The first one to reach the very top will inherit the mantle of the Great God Pangu. I will be a Supreme God that rules the Three Known Realms! I will make slaves out of them all and erase my humiliation!”

The Martial Sage suffered exceedingly at the hands of these White Golem Knights but he still had enough strength to speed past the White Golem Knights to ascend up the stairs as he thought, “Didn’t the Jade Emperor says that I have the potential? That is why he has brought me here. Xian’Er, when I have become the Great God Pangu then you will see the good in me…”

The Formosa Heavenly King, the Nirvana Heavenly Queen, the Heavenly Pagoda King saw the same opening as well and they were thinking, “This is a good opportunity to help everyone. This is a trial and therefore, the first one to reach the top should rightfully be the next Great God Pangu. This is all part of destiny and is not a god given thing!”

The Immortal Saint of Swords was also moved as he thought, “I have been pursuing the highest form of sword art for untold years. Even though I am going to be an immortal soon but that is just the beginning. Right in front of me is the shortcut to the highest attainment. If I can reach it, I can also help the group…”

The Skylord Jun was also thinking, “If I don’t do something fast enough then we would all perish! I need to do something for my brothers!”

Among the Immortals, only the Jade Emperor, the Ancient Heavenly Sage King, the Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess, the Avant-garde Heavenly King and the Western Paradise Heavenly King were not tempted. They had already seen the opening but they were more interested in fighting their own battles!

The Jade Emperor was fighting to protect Yi Si, the Celestial Liege and Ye Ling. He had no mood to pursue power or else why would he have given up his seat of authority to Lele?

The Celestial Liege was Yi Ping’s rival. Even though he may not be his match now but he still had his pride and would only fight Yi Ping on his terms. Moreover, they were now friendly rivals since Yi Ping was also his brother-in-law.

Was the Universal Old Man tempted at all?

The answer was not at all or rather he did not have any chance to do so. When the battle had erupted, he was momentarily distracted by the beautiful forms of the Goddess Celestial Alice and the Goddess Aiel. In his carelessness, he was knocked unconscious at the very first instant. He was lucky that he had his golden body to protect him against the brutal swords of the White Golem Knights or he would have been killed instantly!

The Lord Supreme, Yu’Er and Mei’Er had formed a protective circle around him as they fought back against the White Golem Knights.

The Lord Supreme was cursing, “Given his poor attainment and concentration, how did he even reach the 100th floor of the Stellar Sanctuary in the first place? Brother, my foot!”

The Lord Supreme, like many others, did not notice that there was an opening as they were fighting for their own lives. These White Golem Knights were after all formidable Eighth Immortal Rank fighters!

All of a sudden there were bursts of light that were centered on the White Golem Knights that caused every single of them to disintegrate!

The group was startled!

Barely had the fight started, it had ended!

Yi Ping looked at his group with a startled expression as the thick debris from the fighting slowly died down. He muttered, “Is everyone alright?”

His keen sense had quickly found the Universal Old Man on the ground but there were a few that were missing!

The Great Khan Heavenly King, the Nirvana Heavenly Queen, the Heavenly Pagoda King, the Formosa Heavenly King, the Martial Sage, Skylord Jun and the Immortal Saint of Swords, the seven of them were missing!

Xian’Er swept a glance at her surroundings, “What is going on?”

Lele pointed up to the stellar blue light on top, “They are there but they are not there.”

Suddenly the voice of the Great God Pangu roared thunderously, “You must be wondering where some of you have gone to. You can’t see them now. They have climbed the stairs and I have turned them to star dust. Look no further!”

Everyone was stunned!

The Avant-garde Heavenly King was trembling, “My brother, the Formosa Heavenly King…you are gone just like this…”

Yunzi had weeping as she grieved for the Immortal Saint of Swords, “Protégé master…”

Han Lin stuttered with shock, “I didn’t see any of them going to the stairs at all…”

Aiel covered her mouth, “It is impossible. It is all a lie…they must be alive…”

Ye Yin the Ascension Goddess said, “They did. I can sense them. But for some reasons, we are not able to see them approaching the stairs. But as soon as they ascended up the stairs, they are all gone at vary height of the stairs. The Great Khan Heavenly King perishes at the bottom while Skylord Jun perishes in the middle.”

Yi Ping clenched his fists as he shouted angrily, “Why do you have to do that?!”

The blue stellar light thundered and filled the entire hallway with vibrations, “Because this is a trial of courage and will. Anyone that tries to climb the stairs while the trial is on-going will perish and that includes you.”

Nuwa said coldly, “Does that include me as well, Great God Pangu?”

She pointed at Xian’Er, “And the Great Goddess Fantian as well?”

The blue stellar light glowed before thundering, “Even the Great Goddess Nuwa and the Great Goddess Fantian are no exception. Once the trial has started, the impure will be eradicated. The good news is, you have passed the trial and will be able to approach my presence now. I am waiting now for my true successor.”

Yi Ping was trembling lightly as he clenched his swords, “They are all dead now…”

And two of them were his sworn brothers…

The voice thundered, “So what are you waiting for now? I am waiting.”

Everyone was looking now at the long flight of stairs fearfully and with cause!

They had all realized how treacherous this place was!

Lingfeng whispered fearfully, “The Great God Pangu says the first one to reach the top will take his mantle but only if we can reach the very top…”

Lie Qing whispered melancholy, “That is if we can reach the very top and he is challenging us to go up to the very top again…”

Youxue turned to ask Yunzi, “I wonder how many steps are there to the top? Sister Yunzi, can you make a guess?”

Yunzi shook her head, “There are thousands of steps for sure. Maybe it is infinity. I really do not know.”

Lele said quietly, “There are nine thousands, nine hundred and ninety-nine steps before the top. The final step is the tenth thousands step.”

Everyone was astonished!

Yi Ping turned to look at her, “Lele, you can really count the steps?”

Lele nodded slowly, “Indeed!”

The blue stellar light glowed even brighter, “Indeed! There actually exists someone who can count the Stairway of Heavens?!”

Lele looked at the reflection of her Divine Echo as she hummed softly, “What is so difficult about that at all? Everyone can do it.”

Yi Ping smiled weakly as he looked at Lele, thinking. “Only you are able to do that…”

Lele looked up to the blue stellar light as she hummed softly, “So beautiful…”

She narrowed her eyes as she suddenly turned hostile, “I am the Great Joyful Empress Goddess of the Three Known Realms, the Alma of the Great God Pangu. I know that you are not the manifestation of the Great God Pangu. So what are you? Why are you making a game out of us? Who and what exactly are you?”

She pointed at Yi Ping to say, “The real Great God Pangu is already here. So what are you?”

Everyone was startled.

The Goddess Isa was perplexed as she looked at Aiel, Alice, Asura and the rest, “Surely that is the Great God Pangu?”

Xian’Er and Nuwa both said at the same time, “That is not the Great God Pangu.”

Nuwa added, “Because the real Great God Pangu will not hurt the Great Goddess Fantian or me. I should have guessed earlier!”

The blue stellar light blinked brilliantly. A melody voice resonated, “Isn’t it a little too late now?”

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Chapter 232: Divine Armor of the Great God Pangu

As soon as Yi Ping had stepped into the shimmering portal, he found himself in a new magnificent hall but he had no time to appreciate the grandeur; the Great Khan Heavenly King was fighting against a gigantic white tiger and from the look of it, he was in a critical situation!

The Great Khan Heavenly King was worn-down and he was fighting for his life!

Yi Ping was startled for he had recognized the scars that were on this gigantic white tiger. He thought, “Isn’t this the White Tiger Divine Beast?”

Xian’Er who had just stepped forth from the shimmering portal was also startled as she said, “Isn’t this the Divine White Tiger?”

Nuwa was also startled as she whispered in secret, “Huh? Isn’t this the divine stead of the Great God Pangu?”

All of a sudden there was a great thunderous shout from the Western Paradise Heavenly King as he charged straight for the White Tiger Divine Beast!

Yi Ping was startled as he called out, “Wait!…”

But the Western Paradise Heavenly King struck the Divine White Tiger on its back with the full unleashing of his martial power. But instead of a thunderous strike that everyone was expecting, the blow was soft and was immediately neutralized!

The Western Paradise Heavenly King was startled but before he could react, the White Divine Tiger raised its paw and with a swipe, had caused him to crash thunderously against the wall!

At the same time, Xiao Ping the Golden Kirin had also rushed for the Divine White Tiger but was swept aside by the explosive shockwave roar of the Divine White Tiger!

Yi Ping was also startled because the Divine White Tiger appeared to be so much stronger than the last time.

Lingfeng seemed to understand what he was thinking. She gave a smile as she whispered secretly to him, “These Divine Beasts can freely appear in all the levels of the Stellar Sanctuary. When they appear at the lower levels, their true divine might are suppressed or else none of us will have a chance against the divine beasts.”

Alice whispered back in secret, “These divine beasts are not supposed to be defeated even in the lower levels. You are supposed to be able to make good your escape if you are capable. If you are incapable then you can only blame your ill-fate.”

Lingfeng raised her eyebrows as she whispered back with a soft, “You make it sound so easy…”

At this time, Xian’Er had flashed next to the Divine White Tiger to say, “I know you. You are the guardian of this floor?”

Yi Ping had also flashed next to Xian’Er. He lowered his swords to say, “You are here too?”

At the same time, he said to the group that was behind him, “Hold. I know this divine beast…”

The Divine White Tiger roared thunderous again but did not attack further even though it was surrounded by a large group.

The Great Khan Heavenly King who was lying flattened under the paw of the Divine White Tiger was mourning, “Help me…”

Yi Ping said quietly to the Divine White Tiger, “Let him go.”

The Divine White Tiger roared mightily again before lifting its paw.

The Western Paradise Heavenly King was already on his feet and he was next to the Great Khan Heavenly King in the next instant as he lifted him up angrily, “You traitorous fellow! You dare to walk out of us just like this? Do you think that you owe us an explanation?”

The Great Khan Heavenly King was extremely pale and he was coughing feebly, “I am wrong, I am wrong…”

Lele spat coldly, “Why do we have to save him? Just let him die!”

Lie Qing snapped her fingers to say coldly, “He is wrong but he didn’t even apologize for his actions. Therefore he isn’t in the least sorry at all. What a man, what a man!”

Yi Ping waved her down as he said to the White Divine Tiger, “You want to come with us? Fine, fine. Then come.”

Then he turned to the Great Khan Heavenly King with a soft sigh, “You are lucky that this divine beast is a friend of mine. Let bygones be bygones.”

The Great Khan Heavenly King muttered, “Indeed, indeed.”

Xiao Ping the Golden Kirin howled miserably as it stomped the ground as it looked at the Divine White Tiger.

Alice laughed as she calmed Xiao Ping down with her divine voice, “Don’t be a sore loser. I know you may not lose if you persist but I rather the two of you to be the best of friends in the future.”

Yi Ping pulled the two divine beasts close to each other as he laughed aloud, “That is what I am wishing for as well!”

Youxue smiled at the two towering divine beasts as she turned to Yi Ping to say, “Alas! Stop paying too much attention to these beasts and more on us!”

Yu’Er, Mei’Er, Yunzi, Han Lin, Aiel and all the other maidens began to chuckle among themselves as they exchanged glancing looks with each other!

Just as Yi Ping had wanted to protest to them, the entire floor began to shake violently!

Han Lin panicked cried out, “What is going on here?”

Aiel smiled, “Silly! The Stellar Sanctuary is arranging itself. That is why!”

Indeed the entire floor of the Stellar Sanctuary seemed to be shifting itself until the entire hall reshaped into an infinity stair that sprang right in front of them!

When the rumblings stopped, they were still in the same hall except that there was a flight of stair that stretched from no end in sight with only a blue light that could be seen at the very top of the stairs!

The Universal Old Man rubbed his hands as he looked at everyone, “What is this?”

Yi Ping was also looking at the stairs and was perplexed. Finally he muttered with a soft sigh, “It seems that we have arrived at our destination?”

Everyone was stealing glances at each other as they thought at the same time, “We have reached the epicenter of the 100th floor of the Stellar Sanctuary?”

Everyone was feeling excited!

It did not take long for them to know the answer to this. All of a sudden the blue light at the very top of the stellar stairs began to glow even brightly and it was like a stellar star that was descending!

Only Yi Ping and Xian’Er remained unmoved at the sight of this blue light as they took a quick look at each other at the same time.

Yi Ping thought, “Xian’Er, are you thinking of the same thing as I am? That, it is only the beginning and we are not out of danger yet?”

Xian’Er fingers were upon the hilt of her sword as she thought, “Ping’Er, I hope I am wrong in this but I have an uneasy feeling about this.”

She was not going to share her worries to the others lest it would unduly raise an alarm to the rest. She could only pray that she had been wrong!

But her slight movements were noticed by Yu’Er and Mei’Er who were secretly startled. That was because their mistress had a habit; she would never touch her sword unless she had no other choice!

Otherwise, the attention of the rest of the group was focused on the blue stellar light and what was in view, was now beginning to startle everyone, including Yi Ping and Xian’Er!

That was because beyond the blue stellar light was a shining blue full plate armor and the blue stellar light was actually its aura!

This shining blue plate armor had a reflective white orb in the middle and there were another two white orbs on the sides of its pauldron!

The Divine White Tiger was already moving and turning around excitedly!

Nuwa was the first to gasp, “It is the divine armor of the Great God Pangu!”

She paused before she looked excitingly at Yi Ping, “Yi Ping, that is actually skeleton remains of the Great God Pangu. If you are able to get it then you will also have the golden body of the Great God Pangu!”

All the others were startled when they had heard the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa mentioned that the shining divine armor that was in front of them was actually the remains of the Great God Pangu!

All of a sudden a deep voice that seemed to be resonant from within the blue shining divine armor thundered, “I am Pangu. Welcome to the 100th level of the Stellar Sanctuary…”

Yi Ping and the rest of the group were startled. Indeed, this was the familiar voice of the Great God Pangu which everyone would witness the first time when they had stepped on the 11th floor of the Stellar Sanctuary!

The voice echoed with a rumbling laughter, “So, you have managed to arrive at this final destination. Good, good! I have been waiting for you. But first you have to reach the top of the stairs to receive my mantle. Can you or can you not? But I must warn you first, it is not going to be easy and even will be impossible! You can try or turn back now. The trial starts at your very first step on the stairs! The one that reaches the top will be the next Great God Pangu!”

Everyone was now looking at Yi Ping and they seemed to be hinting to him now, “There is no turning back now.”

Alice smiled serenely, “What are you waiting for now?”

Yi Ping was also excited when he had heard the voice of the Great God Pangu once again. But he was also anxious for he had an uneasy feeling. He asked himself, “Is this what I am waiting for all this while?”

He heaved a soft sigh as he felt the presence of the Dark Chaos Lord that was within him, “The Dark Chaos Lord has reached the 100th level but he had failed. Is there a reason, a cause? I need more time to ponder but I am already here…”

The Goddess Isa, the Goddess of Mercy, Aiel and Han Lin noticed that Yi Ping was in a daze and they asked, “Yi Ping?”

Youxue, Yunzi, Yu’Er, Mei’Er, Asura and the rest were all looking at Yi Ping too and judging from their moods, they were all trying to contain their excitement!

He nodded to everyone as he smiled, “I just thought of something and is thinking about it.”

He mustered his strides, just when he was about to take his first step when Lie Qing and Xian’Er secretly dual whispered at almost the same time to him, “Ping’Er,wait!”

Yi Ping asked secretly, “Yes?”

Alice, Nuwa and Lingfeng who could hear Lie Qing and Xian’Er were now looking at the three of them curiously.

The rest of the group could not hear them but they could see that Yi Ping’s lips were moving and knew that he was talking to someone.

Xian’Er immediately whispered, “Qing’Er, you want to say something?”

Lie Qing lit a smile as she whispered in secret to Yi Ping, Xian’Er, Alice, Lingfeng and Nuwa, “I think that Sister Xian’Er and I are probably thinking along the same line. Ping’Er, when you step on the stair, be careful of the others, especially that Great Khan Heavenly King. Remember that the first one to reach the very top will claim the mantle of the Great God Pangu and become the next Great God Pangu.”

She winked at Xian’Er as she whispered again, “Sister Xian’Er, is that right? Are you thinking the same as I am?”

Xian’Er smiled as she whispered back, “Qing’Er, you are right.”

She paused for a while to look at Yi Ping intently before she whispered in secret, “Ping’Er, you must be wary of the others.”

Yi Ping looked at the Great Khan Heavenly King, the Celestial Liege, the Martial Sage and the others before he whispered sadly, “I hope it is not the case.”

Xian’Er and Lie Qing had survived for decades in the treacherous martial fraternity and they had seen much, heard much and experienced much. Therefore they were more wary and cautious of the others, even from those that they had known well. In a fraternity that was filled with mistrusts and betrayals, it never pays to trust anyone with blind faith alone.

Yi Ping said aloud as he took the first step on the stairs, “Everyone, be on your guard! We don’t know what would be going to happen next!”

No sooner had he taken the first step, the entire stairs exploded into blue flares as the voice of the Great God Pangu resounded with hearty laughter, “Great, you have decided to challenge your destiny. Can you inherit my Essential Righteous Energy and inherit my mantle to be the next Great God Pangu?”

When Yi Ping heard the mention of the Essential Righteous Energy, there was a twitch on his face. It was because he knew all along that he had already inherited the Essential Righteous Energy from the Great God Pangu. He had wanted to ask on numerous occasions, “If it is about receiving the Essential Righteous Energy from the 100th level, then what is the purpose of reaching the 100th level since I am already received it right from the very start? If I am able to receive it, does it mean that the Dark Chaos Lord had also received it right from the very start? Like me, he had reached the very top but he had perished. Why is that so?”

But he had no time to ponder over this now as the dozens of white golem knights that bore the appearance of the divine armor of the Great God Pangu had suddenly appeared and were now rushing down the stairs!

Ye Yin immediately cried out panicky, “There are thirty-three of them!”

Indeed, they had appeared in a formation of three and were descending in eleven waves!

Yi Ping was startled as he immediately raised his sword to defend himself against three of the white golem knights that had suddenly rushed at him!

These white golem knights were agile and were upon him in a blink of an eye!

There was a thunderous brilliant clash as Yi Ping was forced backward by the white golem knights!

He was startled because his strength now was of the ninth immortal positioning. Moreover these white golem knights were only a head taller than him and they did not appear to be much stronger than him!

He quickly raised his Celestial Alice to strike at the white golem knight that was nearest to him. But no sooner had he aimed at him, the white golem knight had moved its seemingly clumsy large shield at the precise time and position and deflected his strike!

Yi Ping was stunned for this very swift strike of his was with the sanctorum power of the swiftness of the Celestial Alice; he had already estimated the speed and movement of these white golem knights and had attacked through an obvious opening. This was an impossible deflecting reaction. Moreover, the moment the white golem knight had deflected his strike with its shield, Yi Ping could feel a rebounding force much like the Divine Emerald Force that neutralized his strike and forced him back!

Yi Ping turned ashen as he unleashed dozens of sword strokes around him with his two divine swords, “These creatures are able to use the Absolute Defense Force?!”

Nuwa had also turned ashen as her punches were neutralized as she muttered weakly, “Not only that, they are all of the Eighth Immortal Positioning as well!”

Indeed, the foreheads of these white golem knights were now glowing with an eight pointer circle!

The Goddess Aiel was extremely pale as she mustered all her strength only to say out, “This…this is the impossible!…”

Xian’Er slashed with a brilliant slash at the three white golem knights that were nearest to her but to no futile as the three white golem knights as they raised their shields at the same time!

From her ashen expression, everyone could tell that the Celestial Fairy aka the Great Goddess Fantian was anxious as well!

Yi Ping immediately shouted, “Everyone behind me! The stronger ones defend the front while the weaker one support from behind and don’t let them break through our lines of defenses!”

But no sooner had Xian’Er, Nuwa, the Jade Emperor, the Western Paradise Heavenly King, Alice, Isa and Asura formed a defensive line, the agile white golem knights had scattered their last ditch defense formation with hundreds of strikes, leaving everyone to fight for their own survival!

Instead of climbing up the stairs to battle the trial, they were back to the square one again and were forced to fight for their own survival in the hallway!

Yi Ping was panicky as he was now the only one that was fighting in front, as the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa and Xian’Er were forced to retreat several steps away from him, leaving him to face with at least nine white golem knights who were all highly skilled swordsmen that could hold their own against him!

He was extremely pale now. He was not worried for himself but for everyone. He now blamed himself for bring them here. These white golem knights were all eighth positioning fighting automations and he knew that it would not take long for the battle to end; their entire group would perish and even for him, it was impossible for him to handle them alone!

As he fought these white golem knights furiously with his dazzling swordplay, he was also cursing himself, “I am to blame! I am the one that have taken the first step!…”

Ch232 End

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