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Chapter 247: The Collapse of the Stellar Sanctuary

An overwhelming darkness seemed to envelop Yi Ping as he willed himself back to his real physical body.

He was dazzled by a sudden bright light and soon after, he was immediately greeted by several familiar joyous cries!

As stunning light greeted him when he opened his eyes, he saw many familiar faces and saw that he was now back at the Stellar Sanctuary!

Xian’Er, Lingfeng, Yu’Er, Mei’Er, Alice, Isa, Aiel, Youxue, Lie Qing, Nuwa, the Goddess of Mercy Xiang, Han Lin, Yunzi, the Universal Old Man and many others were all standing around Yi Ping excitingly!

Next there was a terrifying hearty roar by the White Divine Tiger, followed by the Xiao Ping the Golden Kirin as they stomped their paws to welcome Yi Ping!

Lingfeng the Heaveness laughed jovially as she gave him a soft kick, “What happens to you? We are so worried for you. You are finally back!”

Xian’Er gripped his hand and said, “Ping’Er, you are finally back!…”

Mei’Er laughed jovially, “Do you know that our Mistress and the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa are about to make another attempt to cross the boundaries of space to the Desolate Realm to look for you!”

But she immediately softened to say, “Because of you, they have suffered grave internal injuries.”

Yu’Er sighed softly, “If you have not returned then they would have risked a fourth time…”

Xian’Er replied gently, “Ping’Er, I am alright. Please do not worry.”

Nuwa coughed softly, “I am not alright. If we fail another time then we may very well lost our lives.”

Yi Ping was burning with hot tears inside as he looked at them, “Xian’Er, Nuwa…alas! I wish I know how to say words of comfort. It is not worth to lose your lives because of me…”

Xian’Er smiled gently as she held his hand even tighter, “No my dear. For you, everything for you is worth it!”

Lele smiled, “You know, they are not the only ones that are anxious for you!”

She pointed to the smiling Youxue, Yunzi, Lie Qing, the Ascension Goddess Ye Yin and Shen Xingyue and Yunzi, “Are you forgetting about us?”

Yi Si was also smiling as she said, “Father! Glad to have you back!”

The Universal Old Man was patting his belly as he laughed heartily, “I know that he will surely be able to overcome the Stellar Sanctuary!”

Yunzi and Lie Qing were looking at him with affectionate eyes as they said at the same time, “Ping’Er!”

Yi Ping was also smiling as he exclaimed aloud, “Qing’Er, Yunzi, Xue’Er, Xing’Er, Ye Yin…how is everyone?”

The Goddess Celestial Alice smiled, “What a great reunion!”

Yi Ping nodded and smiled back, “Ziyan, Alice…”

Behind her, were the Goddess Isa, the Goddess of Mercy Xiang’Er, Aiel, Han Lin and the Goddess Asura and they were all smiling shyly at him. While they were equally excited at seeing Yi Ping again, they were too shy and mindful to express their heartfelt sentiments unlike Yi Ping’s original group.

The Lord Supreme, the Skylord Jun, the Ancient Heavenly Sage King, the Sacred Embodied Heavenly Goddess, the Western Paradise Heavenly King, the Universal Old Man, the Jade Emperor, the Avant-garde Heavenly King, the Celestial Liege and Ye Ling were all smiling as they looked intently at Yi Ping.

Yi Ping sighed softly as he remembered the demise of the Nirvana Heavenly Queen, the Heavenly Pagoda King, the Formula Heavenly King, the Martial Sage, the Skylord Jun and the Immortal Saint of Swords…

They had attempted to scale the stairs of the Stellar Sanctuary instead of helping the group. It was because they knew in hindsight that if they were to reach the Pangu Divine Armor then they would be granted the Creation Universal Force and they would be the next Great God Pangu!

Even though they knew that Yi Ping was Pangu reincarnation, it did not bother them. They knew that whoever reached the top first was destined to be the next Great God Pangu, the Ruler of the Three Known Realms!

Yi Ping was still grieved when he had remembered their demise. It was because he had a special fondness for the Martial Sage, the Skylord Jun and the Immortal of Saints. Moreover the Skylord Jun and the Immortal Saint of Swords were his sworn brothers.

He did not blame them for attempting to scale the stairs at all. It was because he had no real desire to be the Great God Pangu or the Ruler of the Three Known Realms.

He did not want to be another Great God Pangu. He did not want to be his old incarnation again. That would be too lonely at the very top.

Alice smiled and asked, “Have you obtain the divine inspiration to reach the Tenth Immortal Positioning? Have you obtained the Pangu Divine Armor?”

Yi Ping nodded lightly and said, “Yes, I have obtained the Creation Universal Force and have just attained the initial stage of the Tenth Immortal Positioning. Yes, I have obtained the Pangu Divine Armor. This divine armor has a name. It is actually the Omnipotent Creation Armor of the Stellar Sanctuary. It is actually its voice that is speaking to us and challenging us to the feats of the Stellar Sanctuary.”

He closed his eyes to recall the last moment again and had recalled what the Stellar Sanctuary had told him; great love was the true arousing power that can receive and contain the potent power of the Creation Universal Force.

It was precisely he could not abandon the love that was in his heart; he would rather face the severe consequences of the divine calamities and the six cycles of afflictions than abandoned the sentimental love that was within him. (See Chapter 234)

He stared blankly as he muttered, “Everyone…”

Immediately everyone was responding to him like chorus, “Yes? Ping’Er? Yi Ping?…”

He had finally understood why the Dark Chaos Lord had failed at the last step of the trial of the Stellar Sanctuary and why the Great God Pangu had failed to contain the power of the Universal Creation Force.

His personal trial of the Stellar Sanctuary was extremely tedious because he had to take care of his group and the power level of the Stellar Sanctuary increased tremendously as the numbers increased!

He could not forget his companions and the countless sacrifices that everyone had been through to reach this point!

There were heart wrenching tears, heartfelt joys, great pains and tormenting toils along the way. All these he could not forget, could not erase from his mind and heart!

Because of that, he could be the true destined one of the Stellar Sanctuary and be the Master of the Stellar Sanctuary. Because of that, he had transcended above the Dark Chaos Lord and the Great Lord Pangu. From now on, he was to be known as the Universal Ruler and the future ruler of the Six Realms instead of being the Great God Pangu of the Three Known Realms!

Yi Ping was trembling as he muttered with heartfelt emotions in his eyes, “Everyone, thank you for accompanying me till this far…”

Just as the group was all chatting excitingly with each other as they looked intently at Yi Ping, they were alarmed that there were blue and yellow glow that were surrounding everyone!

Yi Ping was surrounded by an animus of yellow lit glows and so were many others.

Lele exclaimed with shock as she tried to disperse the yellow animus that was on her, “What is this light? I can’t get it off me!”

Alice said gently, “Now that the trials have ended, the Stellar Sanctuary is now collapsing and we will be returned to where we have come from.”

Yi Ping sighed softly. Indeed, this was the moment that he had been dreading to happen. It was time for them to part!

The Goddess Isa said, “The immortal practitioners will be sent to the Immortal Realm while the celestial practitioners will be returned to the outside.”

Yunzi looked at her blue glow with sad sorrow in her eyes before she muttered, “The yellow glow indicates that the practitioner will be sent to the Immortal Realm while the blue glow indicates the practitioner will be returned to the Celestial Realm.”

The Universal Old Man was brimming with tears as he hugged the Lord Supreme, “Old man! Did you see? We are finally going to the Immortal Realm now!”

The Universal Old Man and the Lord Supreme were enveloped in yellow glow!

The Lord Supreme smiled weakly as he said, “I am not blind, you know.”

Yu’Er, Mei’Er, the Ascension Goddess Ye Yin and the Fiery Phoenix Shen Xingyue were all exclaiming excitedly, “All hails the Lord Supreme!”

Mei’Er added excitedly, “Lord Father, you can finally get your wish and transmigrate to the Immortal Realm now!”

The Lord Supreme sighed, “I am an Ancient Celestial and finally I can ascend to the Immortal Realm. But the four of you, you can also ascend to the Immortal Realm? I can’t believe it!”

Indeed, the four of them were also enveloped in yellow glow!

Yu’Er laughed softly as she turned to look shyly at Yi Ping, “It is all thanks to Master Yi!”

Shen Xingyue nodded and smiled, “All the Supreme Celestials are going to the Immortal Realm now. So who is going to take care of the Holy Ascension Sect?”

Ye Yin said indifferently, “Don’t forget we still have one old Ascendant Custodian that is left behind.”

Xingyue smiled alluringly, “You mean that Old Reverend Vanquisher Sage?”

Ye Yin smiled, “Who else? But I wonder why Xingyue and I are now immortal practitioners? The Axis and Eclipse Heaven Goddesses I know but us?”

The Jade Emperor overheard and answered her, “That is because you have awakened the sanctorum powers of your swords and your destinies will be as one of the Thirty-Three Heavenly Kings from now.”

At the same time the Jade Emperor had turned aside to address the Celestial Liege, Ye Ling and Yi Si, “I guess it is time for me to return to the Immortal Realm. Train well in the Celestial Realm. Your cultivation has only just begun.”

Yi Si was bleary, “Grandpa! You are leaving us!…”

The Jade Emperor patted her head and smiled serenely, “Silly, we will meet again one day.”

Yi Si looked at Lele and Yi Ping, “Grandpa…even my parents are leaving me. I will be extremely lonely…”

Lele interrupted with a soft reprimand, “My child. You must be strong. Cultivate well and join me in the Immortal Realm one day. After all, don’t you want to witness the glory of your mother who is the new empress of the immortal realm? Or your father again?”

Yi Ping muttered softly, “Yi Si, I have never done my duty as a father. I am really overjoyed to see you here. One day, we will surely meet once more. You must cultivate well and stay away from evil. Don’t be distracted by the material things.”

Yi Si replied quietly, “I will father. I really hope so to see you again.”

The Celestial Liege said, “Yi Si, you still have your uncle here and your aunt Ye Ling here.”

Ye Ling smiled, “That’s right!”

Han Lin was glowing with blue animus and she was looking tearfully at Aiel and Yi Ping, “Mistress, you are leaving me. We have been together for so many centuries…”

Aiel was also emotional as she tried to hold back her tears, “My heavenly eyes are unsealed now and I am back to being an immortal. Han Lin, I won’t forgive you if you don’t become an immortal. Don’t keep me waiting. Things aren’t the same if you are not around. Do you know?…”

Lie Qing and Youxue were hugging Yunzi.

Lie Qing said unhappily, “I don’t understand. Why is that I got to go to the immortal realm but not you…I very well know that I got to the immortal realm because Ping’Er has given me the Feather Sword Shard and that has the effect of also enhancing my cultivation progression. ”

Youxue lowered her eyes too to say, “It is all due to Nuwa that I am able to ascend to the immortal realm. Without the Divine Nine Cauldron to aid me, it is impossible for me to ascend on my own as well…”

Yunzi smiled serenely, “Trust me, I will be joining everyone soon so I am not anxious at all. If I am not anxious, why worry?”

Yi Ping quickly said as he sensed his grip on reality loosening now, “Yunzi! I will surely come for you! I promise you! We will meet soon enough!…”

Multiple colored lights in yellow and blue began to flash throughout even as Yi Ping voice could be heard resonating, “I will never forget everyone. We have been through so much, so much together…”

Ch247 End

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Chapter 246: Homecoming

There were only the six of them remaining; the World Ruler Fu Xi had already dismissed the Blackwinds Legion.

The grandeur of the Firmament Citadel was not lesser if not greater than the Verdant Palace of the Great Lord Xuan Yuan.

As many as eight white monument bridges hung in suspension to the imposing and towering citadel. It was like a city within the Ancient Fortress!

Unlike the Verdant Palace, there was an aura of amicable air that he was familiar with.

From afar, Yi Ping’s keen eyes could see that there were many mortals and lesser practitioners among the Desolate Immortals. He was genuinely surprised because some of the Desolate Immortals were even engaging in casual talk with the mortals and there were no hint of any superior airs!

The World Ruler Fu Xi said nonchalantly, “Welcome to the Firmament Citadel. Before you go, have a look at my domain.”

He nodded and rubbed his chest. At this moment, he was not wearing the Omnipotent Creation Armor anymore. It was because the armor was part of him and he had remerged it within his golden body, to summon as he saw fit the next time.

He was glad that he was able to control the Omnipotent Creation Armor with his strength and will. It was because for a moment, he was thinking hard on how to remove it. Fortunately, he was able to succeed the first time by absorbing it into his body with his Universal Creation Force.

A sense of loss greeted him soon after. It was as though he had lost his heighten sense of invulnerability and confidence. But he soon composed himself as he meditated himself into a state of tranquil as he thought, “Since time memorial, power often corrupts men. My faith comes from my own combat ability and not from my armor or my swords. I should be the rider of my artefacts and not the other way round.”

It was only because of Yi Ping insatiable will to better himself continuously that caused him to be above all the rest. He could be beaten but he learnt quickly enough and his fighting spirit never faltered in the face of fierce adversaries. It was this indominatable spirit of his that gained him control of the sanctorum strength of the Celestial Alice, the Fantian Sovereign and the Omnipotent Creation Armor!

Yi Ping asked curiously, “There are mortals in your domain?”

The World Ruler Fu Xi laughed aloud, “You are surprised?”

Yi Ping nodded, “I have thought that the Desolate Immortals view the mortals as inferiors.”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien laughed as she shrugged her Lord Brother, “Naturally they are our inferiors. However, our Lord Brother is also known as the Human Ruler. He has a special fondness for them, guiding them on the path of ascension.”

The World Ruler Fu Xi grumbled softly, “That is none of your business. This is my domain and I do whatever I want.”

Yi Ping was startled as he asked, “Isn’t this the same as the Great God Pangu?”

The World Ruler Fu Xi hummed coldly, “You are saying that I am like Pangu? Wrong! I don’t intend to partition the Immortal Realm for the mortals. If the mortals are capable and willing to submit to the superiors then they have the right to live as we do. This is our tradition.”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa nodded and added, “You know why I have allied with Fu Xi from the start and not the other great lords? It is because we share the same ideals. One day, mortal practitioners and immortal practitioners can walk together to overcome the Divine Calamity! One day, mortal practitioners and immortal practitioners can find a way to reach the Great Beyond and attain enlightenment!”

For the very first time Yi Ping had an appreciation of the Alluring Goddess Theresa and the World Ruler Fu Xi as he muttered, “To the Great Beyond…”

He remembered the spiraling void and the nine dimensional rifts that he had seen when he had first dematerialized. He thought, “That is the forbidden Great Beyond that only the Tenth Immortal Positioning can reach? I was traveling there but somehow I have faltered. Maybe I am not strong enough. One day, I would like to go there but not now.”

It was because he could not bear to leave his companions behind. Secretly, he knew that was the reason why his spirit could not soar there. But he was not regretfully. He mused to himself, “I have more regrets here and many more worthy opponents to fight in the material plane. Alas! I would even like to fight the Alluring Goddess Theresa again, this time without the aid of the Omnipotent Creation Armor. I wonder how strong the World Ruler Fu Xi and the Great Lord Xuan Yuan really are!”

He knew that they had all reserved their most secret arts and techniques to use at an opportune time. It was because they were not desperate yet. With this thought, he was immediately spirited at the prospect of fighting them one day and he was not bothered with the loss of traverse to the Great Beyond!

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled as she lifted her fingers to form an intricate gesture, “It is time. We are ready now to transfer our negative nuclear life energies to you. May you be blessed by the Eternal Cosmos and your travels will be smooth!”

Yi Ping quickly replied, “Thank you!”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien and the Heaven Goddess Zero had also formed intricate gestures on their own.

The light breeze was blowing heavier now and the air was already charged by their negative nuclear life energies that they had gathered on their fingertips!

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien bit her lips as she whispered to his ears, “I don’t care if the others hear me. Don’t forget us, especially me when you have returned to your own world. That day when I first saw you in the streets of the Ancient Fortress, I have already known that you are someone special especially when you have intercepted my sister and I with your combat finesse. At that time, I was even a little worry about hurting you but I guess that my worries are unfound!”

Yi Ping could only manage a weak smile before the Heaven Goddess Zero whispered, “You know at that time, I was a little offended and irritated by you when you have evaded my Seven Stars Mirage. But from that point onward, I cannot get you out of my mind. Who you are, what are you and where are you from?”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien quickly said, “That is why we have asked our Lord Brother for aid. Even if it meant that we have to upset the delicate balance between the Firmament Citadel and the Verdant Palace, we have decided to make the trip to the Verdant Palace for you.”

Yi Ping asked, “You didn’t come for my Fantian Sovereign?”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa interrupted with a wry smile, “They didn’t. I did. The Fantian Sovereign is a heritage artefact of the Oracle Clan. But it seems that the Fantian Sovereign has already found itself a new master so it is pointless for me to pursue the Fantian Sovereign any longer. Moreover…”

She looked at the Goddess Lessica with a soft sigh, “You didn’t tell me everything, am I right?”

The Goddess Lessica quickly bowed with fright and said humbly, “Mistress, I didn’t think that I can hide from you. He is indeed not the Great God Pangu…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa sniffed softly as she looked up to the heavens before saying melancholy, “You are wrong. He is the Great God Pangu!…”

Immediately the World Ruler Fu Xi, the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien and the Heaven Goddess Zero turned ashen as they stared blankly at Yi Ping for an answer!

The Heaven Goddess Zero exclaimed with faltering voice, “You! You are really the Great God Pangu? Tell me it isn’t true! You are the one that have banished us to this desolate realm!”

Yi Ping was solemn as he replied coolly, “Yes, I am indeed the Great God Pangu but at the same time I am not really Pangu. I am just his reincarnated.”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien asked the Alluring Goddess Theresa, “How do you know?”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled wryly, “Unlike the other divine swords, the sanctorum powers of the Fantian Sovereign can only be used by Pangu. Since you bear no resemblance to Pangu then you must be his reincarnated. Moreover…”

She looked piercingly at Yi Ping before saying, “Moreover, I can sniff the scent of Fantian on you. My sister…”

The Goddess Lessica lowered her glances as she said, “Mistress, you have already known…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled, “I have already known from the first time that I have met him.”

Yi Ping asked perplexed, “Then why are you helping me?”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled and said, “I don’t care for Pangu or Fantian. You are the Universal Ruler. The only reason why I have opposed Fantian is because I don’t think that Pangu is the Universal Ruler and that Fantian has given him the secrets of the Oracle Clan, secrets that are meant for the Universal Ruler.”

The World Ruler Fu Xi laughed heartily, “She has hinted that I may be the Universal Ruler in the past!”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled wryly, “Wrong. I have thought that between the Great Rift Lord Xuan Yuan and you, the two of you are the possible candidates to be the Universal Ruler. But I am wrong.”

Yi Ping knew that they had feud with the Great God Pangu. So he said solemnly, “Since you have already known that I am the reincarnation of the Great God Pangu then why are you still helping me?…”

Suddenly he paused abruptly as he thought, “If she has already known, is she waiting for this moment to reveal everything so that the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien and the Heaven Goddess Zero would refuse to aid me? So that I may fail in the very end?”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa began to laugh jovially, “So are you thinking what I am thinking?”

With that, Yi Ping began to shiver lightly!

Just as he was about to say something, he noticed that the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien and the Heaven Goddess Zero were smiling at him!

That was not the reaction that he was expecting!

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien blown a kiss on his ear as she said softly, “I am thankful to Theresa for telling us the truth. You are one of us…”

Yi Ping was perplexed as he repeated after her, “One of us?…”

The Heaven Goddess Zero smiled brightly, “If you are Pangu reincarnated then you are a Desolate Immortal and one of our own people!”

Yi Ping asked, “You don’t blame me?”

The Heaven Goddess Zero smiled coyly, “Of course not! It seems that you have a lot more to learn about us. After all, you are going to be our Universal Ruler pretty soon!”

Yi Ping smiled weakly as he thought, “It seems that I have a lot more to learn than this. So this is their way. They only respect the strong and their ideals. For a moment I thought that they are going to slaughter me because of who I am in the past. I didn’t think that they can readily accept who I am so easily. If only the intrigues of the martial fraternity can be settled as simple as this then things would not be as complex and the feuds would not be so lasting.”

Finally the Heaven Goddess Zero softened her voice to say, “Don’t forget us. We will meet sooner or later.”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien nodded and said, “The Ancient Fortress will make the crossing soon. A hundred year is just a short wait.”

Yi Ping rubbed his nose awkwardly to say, “Thank you! Surely we will meet again. When we do, I hope that we will be on the same side again.”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien nodded, “Naturally we will be. After all, we have sworn our allegiances to you.”

He paused briefly to say firmly, “I will never allow the Desolate Immortals to disturb the peace of the Immortal Realm but if they come in peace then they are welcome.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero smiled mischievously, “Are you thinking of banishing the Ancient Fortress to the Desolate Realm again? That will require a blood price and it may not work the next time round. The Desolate Immortals are much stronger than before now, you know. Your sacrifice may be in vain.”

Yi Ping smiled, “Then I will fight with all the great lords and great goddess if I cannot persuade them otherwise!”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled, “Then I will aid you if that is your aim. I will follow you and abide by your wishes!”

Yi Ping nodded before he asked hesitatingly, “Will you get along with Fantian?”

The smiles on the Alluring Goddess Theresa were paused as she lowered her glances melancholy, “If that is the will of the Universal Ruler then so shall it be.”

Yi Ping sighed. It was because he did not like to force anyone to his will. But today he forced himself to say, “That is indeed my will.”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa lifted her eyes to look at him as she said coldly, “Your will is my will. I will do it. But…”

She hesitated for a while as her eyes shifted with unease.

Yi Ping asked with a soft sigh, “But what? Feel free to say…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa whispered, “Promise me that you will be back.”

Yi Ping was surprised by this request.

The Heaven Goddess Zero, the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien and the Goddess Lessica were all nodding at the same time too as they looked earnestly at Yi Ping.

He sighed softly as he looked at everyone. He knew that the Alluring Goddess Theresa, the Heaven Goddess Zero and the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien were sacrificing their hard earned attainment for him so that he could return to the Stellar Sanctuary.

He knew that he had no way to repay any of them.

Although he may looked cold and forbidding due to his immortal cultivation, his heart however was burning with his hot tears!

If he was only a martial fighter of the martial fraternity, his hot tears would have already covered his face now!

At this moment, his emotions were stirring and his heighten senses got a jolted awakening!

It was because he had just overcome his ninety-nine major calamity of his life to walk this journey to become the one and only Universal Ruler!

In order to accomplish this feat, he had to undergone countless small trials and ninety-nine major calamities. He had been through countless life and death battles. If he had taken the wrong misstep, he would be doomed.

It was all due to the people, his friends and his companions that he had met throughout his travels. Even though some have little impact but together they had contributed to a solidary unity that had sent him through!

An invincible fighter can never be the Universal Ruler nor can he inherit the mantle of the Great God Pangu. The more invincible a fighter was the harder and the harsher the ninety-nine calamities would be!

He mustered his heartfelt voice to say, “I’ll promise!”

He paused for a while and said firmly, “I will never forget any of you.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero smiled, “Other than the Great Goddess Fantian, only we are fit to be your consorts. You will not find better companions than any of us!”

Yi Ping smiled weakly as he rubbed his nose to say wryly, “Alas! I have many companions from where I have come from. It is not a matter who are better…”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien laughed softly, “This we do not mind. If you do not have other companions then we will really be surprised! What my sister meant to say that we are all Great Goddesses and are a better fitting for you.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero was giggling jovially as she winked at Yi Ping, “That is right! You have four Great Goddesses as your company, isn’t this such a good thing? You ought to appoint us as your four Great Goddesses of your new clan!”

Yi Ping smiled weakly as he thought, “Four Great Goddesses? Zero, Theresa, Xia Hsien and Xian’Er?”

He rubbed his nose to say, “Actually there is five then.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero groaned unhappily, “There is another? Who is she? Do we know her?”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien hummed coldly, “Not likely. She must be a nobody. Maybe someone that has reached the Eighth Immortal Positioning from seventh.”

Yi Ping managed a weak smile to say, “She is the Desolate Goddess Nuwa. Maybe you may not know her…”

All of a sudden the Heaven Goddess Zero and the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien had both turned ashen as they exclaimed in unison, “It is her?!”

Even the Alluring Goddess Theresa was startled as she muttered, “It is her?”

Yi Ping asked, “You know her?”

The Heaven Goddess Zero smiled weakly, “She is a longtime foe of ours. We have suffered in her hands too many times. She seems to have an innate fighting ability as Fantian and Theresa. Since we have already reached the Ninth Immortal Positioning now, she must have already attained the Ninth Immortal Positioning as well.”

Yi Ping could only smile weakly as he thought, “I think I have better not let them know that Nuwa is only at the Eighth Immortal Positioning. She had been imprisoned by Pangu in the Stellar Sanctuary and sealed within the Nine Divine Cauldron for ten thousand years. Her cultivation has struck in the Eighth Immortal Positioning…”

The Dark Goddess Theresa said with a sigh of resignation, “You really know how to pick your companions!”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa fall back to smile alluringly, “Alas Nuwa! The most regal and most elegant beauty of all the goddesses. You do know how to pick. I am really so impressed!”

Yi Ping smiled weakly, “I don’t know her past!” He had restrained to add that he had actually found her!

The Goddess Lessica smiled gently, “With the Great Goddess Fantian and the Great Goddess Nuwa fighting on your side, the odds of us winning this immortal war seems much higher now.”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa nodded and said, “Before you go, I think that Fu Xi wants to have a final word with you.”

The World Ruler Fu Xi nodded as he said solemnly, “I don’t know when I will see you again but surely I am sure that it won’t be far too long in the future. We will await your return or when the time comes for the Ancient Fortress to return to the Immortal Realm, we will see each other again.”

He sighed almost pitifully, “Unfortunately, we have not really fight.”

Yi Ping nodded as he thought of the same too. He said, “That is most unfortunately. And unfortunately, I cannot afford to delay any further or sustain any injuries. But I’ll promise you this; when we do meet again, we can have a friendly duel!”

The World Ruler Fu Xi laughed aloud, “That will be great but I am afraid that I am no longer your match anymore.”

Yi Ping said quietly, “I won’t use the Omnipotent Creation Armor. Are you still on?”

The World Ruler Fu Xi laughed heartily as he pat his chest with excitement in his eyes, “That is agreed upon then!”

Yi Ping bowed respectfully with his hands, “Then that’s it! Till we see each other again!”

The World Ruler Fu Xi bowed with his hands in return, “Even if you are the Universal Ruler, I will not pull my punches!”

Yi Ping turned to face the Goddess Lessica, the Alluring Goddess Theresa, the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien and the Heaven Goddess Zero to say, “I have no way to repay our chance encounter!”

The Goddess Lessica smiled warmly, “Don’t! Remember what you have said to the rest at the great hall of the Verdant Palace?”

Yi Ping blinked his eyes and asked, “What did I say?”

The Goddess Lessica lowered her glances and said shyly, “That you have chosen me as your consort. I won’t pursue it now but don’t forget about it!”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa laughed mesmerizingly, “I think that he has already forgotten about it!”

To the startled surprise of the Alluring Goddess Theresa, the Goddess Lessica, the Heaven Goddess Zero and the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien, Yi Ping suddenly said. “I won’t. When we meet again, I will take you as my consort.”

All of a sudden the Alluring Goddess Theresa, the Heaven Goddess Zero and the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien became very solemn as they seemed to be fallen into a pondering state!

Yi Ping suddenly said with a wry smile, “If the three of you do not mind, you can be my consorts if you wish when we have met again.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero looked at her sister before asking, “Really?”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa was smiling again as she said, “I will consider then!”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien smiled, “You have better not go back on your word!”

Yi Ping sighed softly as he smiled back, “If I am unable to catch the hints that you have been dropping me then I must really be blind!”

The Goddess Lessica, the Alluring Goddess Theresa, the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien and the Heaven Goddess Zero, even the World Ruler Fu Xi were all laughing heartily when they had heard that.

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled with a heartfelt melancholy, “It is time. The stars have begun its crossing. It is time for departure.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero was saddened all of a sudden as she nodded, “Till we meet again.”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien looked at Yi Ping intently before saying, “My heart goes forth for you…”

Yi Ping said solemnly, “Everyone…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa, the Heaven Goddess Zero and the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien had already lifted their fingers as they struck Yi Ping, immersing him with a soft pink glow…

The Goddess Lessica sighed as she muttered melancholy, “Good bye and till we meet again…”

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Chapter 245: The Omnipotent Creation Armor

The World Ruler Fu Xi said coolly, “These are my Blackwinds Legion and they are also some of the finest fighters of the Firmament Citadel.”

Indeed, the hundred or so Desolate Immortals that were approaching were all garbed in black robes and black cloaks!

Yi Ping knew that the World Ruler Fu Xi was not lying. Indeed they were no ordinary exponents for it was definitely not an easy feat to conceal in such a large number!

The reason Yi Ping was able to detect their invisible presence because he had been taught the Listening Rhythm by Xian’Er and that his present martial accomplishment was all too profound; he could even hear a needle dropping from a mile away!

Not even the World Ruler Fu Xi and the Alluring Goddess Theresa were able to approach him quietly without him knowing!

Yi Ping said softly as he grasped tightly the Heaven Defying Sword, “C’mon. What are we waiting for?”

The World Ruler Fu Xi appeared to be patient as he looked at the Alluring Goddess Theresa, “What do you say?”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa groaned softly, “Why are you asking me? You are the one of the two most powerful great lords in this realm and you are asking me for my opinion?”

The World Ruler Fu Xi said matter of fact, “You are the number one exponent of the Desolate Immortals. Naturally I will need to ask you for your opinion.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero hummed coldly, “Naturally our Lord Brother is the number one exponent in the entire realm!”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien nodded, “It is just a matter of time before we are able to surpass her!”

The World Ruler Fu Xi laughed aloud as he took a broad stride forward, “Other than the Great Goddess Fantian, I say that the Alluring Goddess Theresa is the number one fighter in the realm. She may be able to fool you but I can tell she is concealing her true strength. All the great lords of the realm that are added together are not able to touch her, not even the slightest bit!”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien looked curiously at the World Ruler Fu Xi, “Lord Brother, you never joke. Are you serious?”

The World Ruler Fu Xi replied, “Do I look like I am not serious?”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa laughed alluringly, “I am really too flattered!”

Yi Ping stared at the Alluring Goddess Theresa and thought, “She is the number one exponent?!”

All of a sudden he remembered what the Goddess Lessica had said to him previously; Other than the Great Goddess Fantian, the Alluring Goddess Theresa was actually the number one super exponent in the entire Desolate Realm!

He had actually found it hard to believe!

But now that he observed closely again, it seemed that out of the four of them, the Alluring Goddess Theresa had taken far less damage from their earlier clash!

Wrong!

She had not even taken a single scratch!

What he had observed was merely the dust and debris that had landed on her!

Somehow, she had supernaturally evaded his most powerful technique and was even making counter attacks on her own!

Yi Ping quickly regained his composure as he said coldly, “I am asking you again. Why did you break your promise and why did you attack me!”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled wryly, “If we don’t attack you then we will never know if you are telling the truth, am I right? If we don’t attack you then we won’t ever know if you have the Omnipotent Creation Armor, am I right? The Stellar Sanctuary is the most sacred heritage artefact of the Oracle Clan. It was taken away by Fantian.”

She sighed softly, “To think that you have actually obtained the most sacred secret of the Stellar Sanctuary that we have been trying to unravel for eons…”

She looked piercingly at Yi Ping, “So what do we want from you? Or rather, what do I want from you? I want to duel with you.”

This time round Yi Ping was startled as he blinked his eyes, “You want to duel with me?…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa replied with a faint smile, “Are you surprise? Are you expecting us to attack you in a group?”

Yi Ping nodded slightly. Indeed he was expecting it to be so.

She continued with a wry smile as she lifted her head, “I have a simple reason to do so. The Omnipotent Creation Armor belongs to the Oracle Clan. I have no reasons to let the others have it first, am I right? Moreover, if I can’t beat you then no one else is able to then!”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien and the Heaven Goddess Zero immediately took offense as they said angrily at the same time, “Why you, you are too insolence!…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa laughed it off, “Indeed I am. So what are going to do with me?”

She took a glance at the World Ruler Fu Xi before saying, “So what do you think?”

The World Ruler Fu Xi smiled coolly, “That is exactly why I have asked for your opinion first. Do what you want and I won’t interfere.”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa laughed alluringly, “That is agreed then.”

She turned to look at Yi Ping and said, “Great Lord Yi Ping, do you agree to duel with me?”

Yi Ping bowed with his hands, “I agree!”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa interrupted sharply, “Wait! Don’t be too hasty yet. If I win then you have to surrender the Omnipotent Creation Armor to me…”

Yi Ping thought, “If I can’t win then my fate will be my own demise. Everything that I have got will be taken away from me anyway.”

So he quickly said, “Naturally!”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa hummed coldly, “Don’t be too hasty to say so first. If you win then I will humble myself in front of you!”

Yi Ping was angry, “That is all? You have broken your pledge and all you need to do is to humble yourself in front of me? Send me back…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled, “Of course not. Not only will I send you back but you can do anything to me.”

She emphasized, “Anything literally. Even if you want to take me for yourself.”

Yi Ping was startled and he smiled weakly, “That won’t be necessary. Just remember what you have promised. Surely you don’t want to lose your honor in front of so many others!”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled, “I don’t care for honor but I will adhere to our agreement. By the Eternal Cosmos, I swear or else I will be dematerialized into nothingness and will never be able to reincarnate. Are you happy now?”

Yi Ping was assured and he said quietly, “This need not be a duel to the death.”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa answered as her malevolent air suddenly increased by a great manifold, “Even then I will not be lenient upon you. So you have better not be too.”

The World Ruler Fu Xi commanded, “Everyone step back!”

The Heaven Goddess Zero commented, “She really thinks she can defeat him alone. He has the Omnipotent Creation Armor. This is madness! I will really like to see her being humiliated!”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien said coolly as she walked away, “This is a good chance for us to identify his possible weakness. The Alluring Goddess Theresa is only doing us a favor. Let’s take this opportunity to rest and observe at the same time.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero nodded as she walked away, “So shall it be then!”

The Goddess Lessica said to the Alluring Goddess Theresa, “Mistress, be careful!”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa laughed as she winked at the Goddess Lessica, “It seems that you are more anxious for this Great Lord Yi Ping. For a moment, I have thought that you are actually on his side than on my side.”

The Goddess Lessica protested shyly, “I really dare not. After all, I have brought him to you exactly as you have instructed…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa interrupted amicably as she waved her aside, “Stand aside. This is my battle.”

All of a sudden there was a red sigil that flashed on her forehead and at the same time her purple eyes were radiating three golden rings from within as the surrounding air exploded thunderously!

Yi Ping was startled at the power of her Ninth Positioning level. He did not dare to be careless as he opened his Third Eye as his golden sigil flashed on his forehead to ward off the disturbing energy waves.

The others were shocked at the power display of the Alluring Goddess Theresa as they took several steps back!

Even the World Ruler Fu Xi was overheard murmuring, “So this is the true strength of the Alluring Goddess Theresa!”

A red sword with a ring on its hilt had suddenly flashed in front of the Alluring Goddess Theresa as she took it and immediately began to swing it. She smiled wryly, “This is my Deadly Melody Divine Sword. Surely you don’t expect me to fight you with my bare fists? This will be too unfair, am I right?”

Yi Ping was struck by the power that was within her divine sword. He thought, “Even though this sword is only a metre long and isn’t as long as my sword but the power of her sword isn’t beneath mine. The strength of her sword seems to be centered on the length of one third of her blade and the ring at the end seems to be able to re-orient the balance immediately. Even if she has missed me, she will be able to retaliate immediately with her full power again. I wonder what is the sanctorum power of her sword?…”

Just by seeing her handling her sword, Yi Ping was able to know how deadly her sword was and he dared not be careless!

He began to raise the Heaven Defying Sword up in a defensive posture. If he was not wrong then this Alluring Goddess Theresa possessed an uncanny ability to sense the minute changes in aura like the Ascension Goddess Ye Yin and the Great Goddess Fantian Xian’Er. That was the only explanation why she was able to evade all his moves!

All of a sudden the Alluring Goddess Theresa disappeared from where she was standing and her voice could be heard in the flurrying winds, “Know this. I am the Great Prophetess now. When Fantian had betrayed the clan she had already chosen to give up her lineage…”

All the onlookers were startled, including the World Ruler Fu Xi. It was because the Alluring Goddess Theresa was moving so fast that she was nowhere to be seen!

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien was so startled that she blurt out, “I can’t see her at all. This is…impossible!…If she has this startling ability, why didn’t she uses this earlier…”

The Heaven Goddess Zero had turned ashen as she said, “We are all Ninth Immortal Positioning and yet she can come and go as she pleases. Now I know the reason for the death of the Great Lord Aloma…”

Yi Ping was extending his senses beyond his eyes as he pondered intently into his surroundings, “In which direction will she come at me?”

All of a sudden the Alluring Goddess Theresa had made her move and had appeared right in front of Yi Ping!

There several brilliant flares as Yi Ping deflected her attacks and as Yi Ping raised his sword, there was a tremendous windforce that swept the Alluring Goddess Theresa upward!

Yi Ping had only used his a little of his martial strength and was surprised by his own strength!

The Alluring Goddess Theresa had landed immediately and was already charging at him with a mighty streak of cloud that was behind her!

As Yi Ping braced himself for the attack, he was perplexed as he thought. “My sword is longer than her. If she charges headlong into me then I have the first strike…”

A sudden thought struck him, “If she manages to evade my first strike then her shorter sword would have the upper advantage. So that is her stratagem!…”

To his utter surprise, the Alluring Goddess Theresa stopped dead in her tracks, right in front of his Heaven Defying Sword and did not proceed further!

The malevolent air around seemed to have vanished and time seemed to have frozen in place.

Yi Ping asked, “Why didn’t you continue to attack?”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa asked in return, “And why didn’t you then?”

Yi Ping smiled weakly, “Since you didn’t press on with your attack, why should I?”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa quickly danced back as she smiled wryly, “That is because I am not confident and I dare not take my chance! But why didn’t you?”

Yi Ping nodded as he took a step forward, “You are obviously waiting for me to attack first to retaliate against me…”

Suddenly the Alluring Goddess Theresa raised her beaming sword as dazzling sword energies flew toward Yi Ping like speeding meteor. She had cried out, “Now!…”

She had taken advantage of the momentary lapse in his concentration and had launched a furious surprise attack!

Altogether there were twenty beaming sword energies!

All the other onlookers were startled and were astonished!

It was because even for immortal experts like the World Ruler Fu Xi, the Heaven Goddess Zero and the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien, they were only capable of generating only between nine to twelve sword energy bursts. Moreover, the Alluring Goddess Theresa had generated these sword energy bursts in such a short notice!

Even Yi Ping was caught unprepared by these sword energy bursts that were flying at him at point blank!

He raised his sword and deflected twelve sword energy bursts that exploded thunderously like raining shells!

But unfortunately, he was still struck by eight of the sword energy bursts that were like piercing daggers that imploded thunderously on him in a ring of explosive burst!

But to his utter surprise, the eight sword energy bursts dissipated harmlessly off him after imploding into a circular burst of energy!

Even the Alluring Goddess Theresa was startled as she stared at him with shock. She was heard muttering, “This is impossible…”

Impossible because he had actually deflected twelve of her sword bursts at point blank and at such a quick time. His reaction time must have been too insane in order to do it!

Impossible again because she had just generated her most powerful martial force, the Life Intricate Force!

She smiled weakly at a sudden realization, “That is because you have the Omnipotent Creation Armor or else surely I will be the victor!”

Yi Ping replied coolly, “You can still try. Your divine sword has the strength to injure me but you can forget about using your sword energies on me.”

At the same time he was thinking, “Alas, it is astonishing that the Omnipotent Creation Armor is able to absorb these killing sword energies so effortlessly. This makes my fight much easier now…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa pursed her lips as she smiled weakly before she lowered her sword, “I have lost! Not only have I lost, I have lost so terribly!”

Yi Ping was startled. He did not expect the haughty Alluring Goddess Theresa to admit defeat so readily. He thought, “Is this yet another ruse of hers?”

To everyone surprise, the Alluring Goddess Theresa had suddenly fell upon her knees as she humbled herself to say deferentially, “I admit defeat. You are the one. Even if the Great God Pangu is right here today, I won’t give him the least face. It is because he is not the one. Your skills far surpass all the other immortals. I bow willingly to you and I am yours to command. By the Eternal Cosmos, my spirit and body are yours. My lord, please give me your first command.”

Yi Ping was so stunned by her words that he began to blink his eyes, “You…this is only a match…”

The World Ruler Fu Xi was stunned, “Theresa, what is this?”

Even the Heaven Goddess Zero and the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien could not believe what they were hearing as they looked at each other…

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled wryly, “I am not his match therefore I am willing to follow him! If you want to be his foe then you have to get past me even if there are a hundred of you here!”

Yi Ping quickly said to her, “Please rise first. It is not worthwhile to lose your life for me. You don’t have to follow me. I just want you to help me to get back to the Celestial Realm…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa said melancholy as she rose with her eyes lowered, “I can get you back but I am afraid that I have to disobey your other two commands. I am willing to lay down my life for you and no matter how many times you may refuse me, I will still follow you wherever you go!”

The Goddess Lessica moved next to the Alluring Goddess Theresa as she lit a smile before bowing gently, “My respects to the Great Lord Yi Ping! I am willing to follow you as well!”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa lifted her eyes to look at the other desolate immortals before she lit a slow wry smile, “I am afraid that whoever wants to fight the Great Lord Yi Ping has to fight me first!”

The World Ruler Fu Xi was groaning softly as he gripped his sword before he said slowly, “Surely you are not thinking of fighting all of us at the same time? That will be too foolish.”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa replied with a soft smile, “Yes indeed that is my intention.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero composed herself to say coldly, “You are too crafty! Surely you are not thinking of possessing the Omnipotent Creation Armor for yourself?!”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled, “That is impossible. The Omnipotent Creation Armor only acknowledges the chosen master and that master is none other than this Great Lord Yi Ping. Even if you can defeat him, the Omnipotent Creation Armor will return to the Stellar Sanctuary. If you want the Omnipotent Creation Armor then you have to face the trials of the Stellar Sanctuary. I am afraid that you will be dead halfway through it however.”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien laughed softly as she stepped forward, “The more powerful we are, the stronger the challenges of the Stellar Sanctuary that it will be. Not only will our recovery be limited in the Stellar Sanctuary but we will also be like mortals in there. Of course we know all that. Countless Desolate Immortals had sacrificed themselves in the past. There is even a saying. If you want to send a hatred foe to his death then let him enter the Stellar Sanctuary. All these things of course we know all that.”

All of a sudden she bowed on one knee as she smiled at Yi Ping, “Don’t misunderstood! We are not fighting you for real! We really want to know if you are the one that we have all been waiting for. The one and only one that we are looking for! We have suspected that you have possessed the Omnipotent Creation Armor. Pardon us. This is the only way we can know…”

Yi Ping interrupted, “I am not the one you are waiting for. I am myself.”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien smiled as she replied nonchalantly, “Yes you are. You are the Universal Ruler that we have all been waiting all this while.”

Yi Ping asked, “The Universal Ruler?”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien waved her hands to the rest of the Desolate Immortals, “How insolent. Quickly put away your arms. Can’t you see that the Universal Ruler is already here among us?”

She paused briefly before she smiled at Yi Ping, “Moreover don’t forget that my Lord Brother has already betrothed my sister and I to the Universal Ruler Yi Ping already!”

All the other Desolate Immortals were startled as they looked in the direction of the World Ruler Fu Xi…

The World Ruler Fu Xi sighed softly as he drummed his chest with his right hand to salute to Yi Ping, “Although I am unwilling to submit to anyone but this time I am totally convinced. I must admit that Theresa’s skills are above us and today is really an eye-opening for all of us. And your skills are above that of Theresa. If we were to fight, the outcome will be hard to predict. Therefore I will accept you as my superior and swear my allegiance to you in the name of the Eternal Cosmos. Isn’t this a better solution?”

No sooner had the World Ruler Fu Xi pay his homage, all the Desolate Immortals were all kneeling on the ground as they shouted in unison, “Our most humble respects to the Universal Ruler!”

Yi Ping was startled. He had not expected the World Ruler Fu Xi and all the other Desolate Immortals to submit without a second thought. All of a sudden he was fond of the World Ruler Fu Xi and he bowed quickly in return, “Not at all. I am just a stranger in this place. I have no desire to lord over anyone at all!”

The Heaven Goddess Zero was trembling as she looked longingly at Yi Ping, “My humble respects to the Universal Ruler Yi Ping, I am willing to follow you to the ends of the eternal reaches and to the most forbidden places of the heavens!”

Yi Ping smiled weakly. This expression was something that he was most afraid of. So he quickly said, “There is no need for this. Don’t get me wrong. I am not despising you. It is because I have no wish to be your lord. Moreover I am trying to get back to where I have come from too.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero bit her lips as she said melancholy, “No matter what you have said, I have already made up my mind to follow you. It is our tradition to submit to the superior. Moreover you are the Universal Ruler. All Desolate Immortals have to bow before you sooner or later!”

Yi Ping smiled weakly at her. But he was also glad he had just avoided a deadly battle.

He quickly composed himself to turn to the Alluring Goddess Theresa, asking her. “How do I return to the Stellar Sanctuary? That is where I have last come from.”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled, “Easy. All you need to do now is to will yourself back. After all, you are now one with the the Omnipotent Creation Armor now.”

Yi Ping said weakly as he recalled what the Goddess of Mercy had said to him earlier, “I have already tried but I can’t…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa nodded as she pondered, “During my duel with you, I have noticed that for some reason you are unable to display your full strength. That may be the reason why.”

Yi Ping sighed softly as he smiled weakly, “For some reason I can only muster two third of my strength. I suspect that is because my physical body isn’t here.”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien asked perplexingly, “Your physical body isn’t here? Then what are you?”

Yi Ping found it hard to explain that he had materialized here just like this and he was also bewildered when that happened. Just as he was trying to find words to explain it, the Alluring Goddess Theresa said to him, “You are not of the Seventh Immortal Positioning. Definitely not. Or you won’t be able to withstand our attacks.”

She paused to look curiously at him, “You are also not of the Ninth Immortal Positioning. Because no one of the Ninth Immortal Positioning are able to materialize themselves. You have already attained the Tenth Immortal Positioning?”

When the Alluring Goddess Theresa had mentioned the Tenth Immortal Positioning, the World Ruler Fu Xi, the Heaven Goddess Zero and the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien were all looking at Yi Ping with startled expressions. It was obvious what they were all thinking!

Yi Ping saw their subtle expressions and said quietly, “Yes, I have attained the Tenth Immortal Positioning.”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa clapped her hands as she smiled, “In this case then I can get you back to the Stellar Sanctuary.”

Yi Ping was moved as he said excitingly, “Really?”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa nodded as she looked at the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien and the Heaven Goddess Zero, “Yes but you have to borrow some ninth positioning negative nuclear energies from them first. I am afraid that with my strength alone, it is insufficient to do so. Losing a thousand year of attainment is too much for me alone and the risk is high.”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien and the Heaven Goddess Zero said at the same time without any hesitation, “I am willing to sacrifice my attainment to aid the Universal Ruler!”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien looked at the Heaven Goddess Zero who in turn was also looking back at her. She muttered, “Sister, have you considered already? You will lose your hard gained attainment!”

The Heaven Goddess Zero smiled wryly, “I don’t mind losing three hundred or even five hundred years of attainment if I can aid the Universal Ruler. But sister, you have almost reached the middle tier of the Ninth Positioning level. Is it worthwhile for you?”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien smiled wryly as she blinked at Yi Ping, “I have got my eyes on a higher target now.”

When Yi Ping heard her, he began to sigh softly. It was because he was most afraid that something like this would be happening. Yet he knew that he could not refuse them because he badly wants to return to the Stellar Sanctuary. If he stays too long in this place then he could never return to his real physical body again.

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled as she whispered delicately, “If you want to go back then you have to assume the mantle of the Universal Ruler and be our lord. You don’t have to feel guilty. As a highly attain immortal, you should follow the course of destiny and not judge by your own morality or else it would be detrimental to your attainment.”

Yi Ping muttered, “To follow the course of destiny…and to assume the mantle of the Universal Ruler…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa nodded and said, “The ten thousand years of wait is almost over. A great immortal war will soon resume. Only if you are the Universal Ruler can the immortal war be averted or at the very least you have the odds in the outcome. We are your only possible allies in the upcoming war of the immortals.”

Yi Ping looked at all the Desolate Immortals that were presented as he muttered slowly, “Allies…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa giggled, “That is right. Allies!”

Yi Ping nodded as he said firmly, “Since that is the case, I accept.”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled as she greeted, “My humble respects to the Universal Ruler then!”

All the other Desolate Immortals were also shouting enthusiastically, “All hails the Universal Ruler!”

The Heaven Goddess Zero and the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien were already at Yi Ping side as they asked endearingly, “Did we hurt you earlier? How are you feeling now? We don’t mean to fight with you. We are willing to be punished by you!”

The World Ruler Fu Xi smiled weakly, “It seems that the hearts of my two Great Goddesses have already surrendered to someone else now and not to their Lord Brother anymore.”

The Goddess Lessica was also smiling as she said to the Alluring Goddess Theresa, “He is the one that the Oracle Clan has prophesized. The long wait is finally over at last!”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa looked a little melancholy before she lit a smile, “It is a little pity that the Universal Ruler has too many company.”

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Chapter 244: The Firmament Citadel

The Firmament Citadel like the Verdant Palace was a hanging citadel that lay at the outer reaches of the imposing circular Ancient Fortress.

Yi Ping found himself standing at the edge of the citadel walls and the winds were lashing furiously. It was not long before several auroras of wavering blue and green lights lit the skies above.

He was so in awe of the beautiful lights that he gasped, “It is so beautiful!”

The Heaven Goddess Zero looked at him coldly, “These are the northern lights. The northern lights are nothing compared to the warmth of the celestial sun that only shines in the Immortal Realm. You certainly know how to mock us!”

Even the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien was looking unhappily at Yi Ping and the World Ruler Fu Xi had paused in his tracks to look sternly at Yi Ping!

The Goddess Lessica and the Alluring Goddess Theresa had paused in their tracks to look curiously at Yi Ping and the Heaven Goddess Zero!

Yi Ping looked back at the Heaven Goddess Zero and said coolly, “Maybe I should get this right first. I have no idea what the celestial sun of the Immortal Realm looks like. I have never been there before. Also, the northern lights here are really beautiful to behold. I have meant no offense to anyone!”

The Heaven Goddess Zero said unhappily, “But you are from the Immortal Realm!”

Yi Ping smiled weakly as he sighed again, “I have already explained that the Immortal Realm that you have known had been split into the Three Known Realms…”

The Heaven Goddess Zero hummed coldly, “I am not so foolish to believe your nonsense!”

Again Yi Ping heaved another sigh, “I give up. Believe it or not, it is none of my business…”

All of a sudden he paused in his tracks as he thought, “Why did the Great God Pangu sunders the Immortal Realm into three? We have the Immortal Realm, the Celestial Realm and the Mortal Realm now. Surely it is not just to identify the potential practitioners?”

All of a sudden an insight struck him as a thought dawned upon him, “Don’t tell me that it is to protect the Immortal Realm from the Desolate Immortals? If war breaks out then at the very least, the lower denizens will be safe…”

Very little was known about the Immortal Realm by the celestial practitioners in the Celestial Realm. That was a mystery even to the ancient celestials; they were only hinted of the existence of a higher realm by the appearance of the Stellar Sanctuary.

Even the real immortals that were in the Celestial Realm such as the Goddess Isa, the Goddess Celestial Alice and the Goddess Aiel did not reveal that they were immortal practitioners from the Immortal Realm. All they could reveal about the Immortal Realm was that it was unspeakable to reveal the existence of the Immortal Realm!

Yi Ping thought, “It seems that everything leads to the Immortal Realm. I wonder what is in the Immortal Realm and what it really looks like?”

His curiosity was suddenly piqued by the Immortal Realm that he had never seen!

The only thing that he had known about the Immortal Realm was that it was partitioned into Seven Heavens and that the higher heavens were inaccessible to the less attain immortals. Even though the Celestial Realm was also quite inaccessible but at the very least, it still gave the impression that it was linked by lofty mountains and seas of clouds.

The Goddess Celestial Alice had also hinted to him that it was entire possible for celestial practitioners to travel to the Immortal Realm via the great mountains of the Celestial Realm that lay beyond its borders. Whether any celestial practitioners had actually reached the Immortal Realm from there, there was no mentioning by the Goddess Celestial Alice. Her only hint was that that border was highly dangerous and it was inhabited by the Great Beasts.

All of a sudden the World Ruler Fu Xi stopped in front of a pavilion that was situated to a golden bridge that led to an overhanging monstrous citadel.

He turned around and said, “This is my domain already. We can talk at ease now.”

Yi Ping hesitated for a while. It was because he was aware that there were hundreds of Desolate Immortals lurking in the shadows even though none were in visible sight. And out of these hundreds of Desolate Immortals, a dozen of them had been following them ever since they had left the Verdant Palace.

The World Ruler Fu Xi said coolly, “I know what you are thinking. They are my followers.”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa smiled, “You have better sent some of them to my Oracle Palace to protect me. It won’t be too long before the Great Lord Xuan Yuan attacks my domain!”

The World Ruler Fu Xi smiled wryly, “You should have already thought of that. Moreover, we have a thousand years of holy armistices. Anyone that breaks this sacred armistice will invite punitive actions by all the others.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero was getting impatient as she pointed at Yi Ping, “Alright, tell us everything that you know. How did you come from the Immortal Realm?”

Yi Ping looked at her petite face and smiled weakly, “I will surely tell you all that I know but not if you keep talking to me in this manner.”

Then he looked at the Alluring Goddess Theresa to say, “After all, I need her help to return to where I am from.”

As he turned to hint to the Alluring Goddess Theresa, he noticed that the Goddess Lessica and the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien were looking at him with interest.

The Alluring Goddess Theresa had already seated herself as she smiled alluringly, “I will surely be able to send you back. Tell us where you got your sword and how did you come to be here?”

Yi Ping calmly sat down as he looked at the heavens above with a heavy sigh, “That is a long story. I have actually come from the lowest realm of the Three Known Realms. This realm is what we call the Mortal Realm or the Material Realm. I am just an ordinary mortal. But one day, I am able to traverse from the Mortal Realm to the Celestial Realm…”

He began to describe the appearance of the Stellar Sanctuary and how it held the key to the Immortal Realm. So he entered and had found the Fantian Sovereign within the Stellar Sanctuary. After storming to the very top of the Stellar Sanctuary, he found his soul being ripped through the void and the next thing he knew, he had found himself in this place.

For the very first time the World Ruler Fu Xi began to look at him intently and said solemnly, “The Stellar Sanctuary has been unleashed upon the Immortal Realm? Impossible!…”

Even the Alluring Goddess Theresa had turned ashen as she muttered, “Now it makes sense. Assuming that what he says is true, the Immortal Realm has indeed splintered into three realms now. If the Stellar Sanctuary is to materialized in the Immortal Realm then it will be known to us through the Ancient Fortress for the two are sister artefacts from the Great Cosmos Beyond.”

Yi Ping was surprised as he thought, “They did not know that the Immortal Realm has been partitioned into three realms?”

The World Ruler Fu Xi nodded as he looked at Yi Ping intently, “The Stellar Sanctuary possesses many secrets from the Great Beyond. Among the many secrets, is the elusive Universal Creation Force.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero nodded as she looked at Yi Ping, “Therefore it also makes sense that he is able to traverse the cosmos and arrive here.”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien touched her lips and muttered, “Hmmm, interesting…The Stellar Sanctuary, the Universal Creation Force, the Fantian Sovereign…”

Yi Ping quickly said, “That is exactly what has happened to me after I have reached the top of the Stellar Sanctuary.”

The usual smiling countenance of the Alluring Goddess Theresa gave way to a startled solemn expression as she looked at the World Ruler Fu Xi as she gasped, “Impossible! He has actually scaled all the way to the top of the Stellar Sanctuary?!”

Even the World Ruler Fu Xi was solemn as he appeared to ponder deeply.

Yi Ping turned to say to the Alluring Goddess Theresa, “So now, do what you have promised me and send me back to where I have come from.”

The Goddess Lessica stared blankly at Yi Ping, “My lord, you have really overcome the legendary trials of the Stellar Sanctuary? Is that true? Really?”

Yi Ping turned to say to the Goddess Lessica, “I can’t say for sure but I have indeed scaled to the top of the 100th floor of the Stellar Sanctuary and have talked to the guardian of the Stellar Sanctuary.”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa said coldly, “Not only you have my clan heritage artefact sword the Fantian Sovereign but you have also overcome the trials of the Stellar Sanctuary…”

The World Ruler Fantian interrupted with a cold smirk, “Back then I did not think that Pangu was serious when he wanted to partition the Immortal Realm into three realms to spare it from our wrath. So he has really given up his immortal body to accomplish it. To think that I am still waiting for our immortal fight.”

The Heaven Goddess Zero shrugged her shoulders as she looked at Yi Ping before she smiled to the World Ruler Fu Xi, “Lord Brother, if the Great Lord Pangu is around I don’t think you will be able to overcome him. Or else we won’t be banished to the outer world.”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien smiled. “My sister, we are caught unaware the last time. Moreover this won’t be the same as the last time. Even if Pangu is a Tenth Positioning Immortal, he won’t be able to fight off so many Ninth Positioning Immortals at the same time. After all the only Ninth Positioning Immortals that we have the last time was the Great Lord Xuan Yuan and the World Ruler Fu Xi.”

Yi Ping said solemnly, “I have already revealed to you what I have already known. So please send me back now!”

The World Ruler Fu Xi ignored Yi Ping and said to the Alluring Goddess Theresa, “What do you think of him? Can you see through him?”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa replied coolly as she stared piercingly at Yi Ping as though she could see through t, “He is indeed different and is not of our race. He has no golden skeleton within him yet he is as strong as us. What is this reason?”

The World Ruler Fu Xi nodded and said, “He is able to hide the flow of his aura from most but his animus is as strong as any of us. This empower doesn’t come from his skeleton but through the strengthening of his vital energies within him.”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa said, “With a strong animus aura, naturally our vital energies will be manifold and strengthened accordingly. Therefore we meditate to strengthen our animus. Only then will our immortal positioning increase in rank accordingly!”

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien nodded and gave Yi Ping a curious look, “That’s right. But it seems that this Great Lord Yi Ping here is different from us. His strengthening technique seems to be on his vital energies first before his animus. This is so interesting. Why is that so?”

The Heaven Goddess Zero smiled, “Maybe this is a new immortal practice?”

The World Ruler Fu Xi said nonchalantly, “It is nevertheless a weaker immortal practice that makes no sense.”

Yi Ping could feel a slight tug as the Goddess Lessica whispered all of a sudden, “Be careful…”

At the same time Yi Ping could feel the malevolent airs that were from the World Ruler Fu Xi, the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien, Alluring Goddess Theresa and the Heaven Goddess Zero!

All of a sudden the Alluring Goddess Theresa had raised her hand to strike at Yi Ping, unleashing a flurry of furious strikes!

The Alluring Goddess Theresa said coldly to the Goddess Lessica as she forced her to scurry away from Yi Ping, “Get out of my way if you don’t want to be in harm way!”

The Goddess Lessica gasped panicky, “Mistress, no please…”

Yi Ping shouted to her, “I will be alright. Stay back!” as he quickly made a hasty counter with his palms as thunderous windforce erupted all around them!

He was slightly startled by the martial strength of the Alluring Goddess Theresa when he failed to halt her advances. He said angrily, “Why are you attacking me? You promise to send me back to the Immortal Realm!”

Before he could extract an answer from her, the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien had raised her twin crescent black blades like whipping black dragons and had were aiming at his vulnerable flank!

This caused Yi Ping to raise his Celestial Alice to deflect her off but at the same time, the Heaven Goddess Zero had also raised her Crescent Heaven Blade as a wall of slashing sword energies erupted from the ground. This forced him to take a step backward as he raised the Sovereign Sword with his other hand in an upward arc to dissipate the approaching sword energies!

The World Ruler Fu Xi had a burst of dark animus that had burst around him and in the next instant he had flashed next to Yi Ping as he raised his dark sword to slash several times behind him!

Yi Ping received a slash on his back that immediately sent him flying backward and at the same time the Alluring Goddess Theresa had flashed immediately next to him as she raised her fingers to stab at his eyes!

Yi Ping cursed softly as he gave a great shout that immediately empowered his martial strength as he invoked the Golden Invincible Force, causing seven golden discs to hover around him. This immediately caused the Alluring Goddess Theresa to stagger back as she smiled, “Your reaction is pretty fast. To think that you are able to muster your internal energy in such a short time. You are definitely not a Seventh Rank Immortal or an Eight Rank Immortal!”

Now Yi Ping was particular upset with this Alluring Goddess Theresa as he disliked cunning or dishonorable people. She had promised to send him back yet she had gone back on her words. So he thought angrily, “I am preserving my new technique for the Great Lord Xuan Yuan but it seems that the four of you have lured me into a trap today to end my life. I am not going to hold back any longer even if I know that there are a hundred foes still waiting in the shadows!”

So he immediately merged the Celestial Alice and the Fantian Sovereign and at the same time the merging sword formed a beam of white sword energies that flew toward the Alluring Goddess Theresa!

The Celestial Alice and the Fantian Sovereign had merged into the Heaven Defying Sword now!

He thought, “This is impossible for her to dodge my Heaven Defying sword energies at this range…”

But he was wrong!

Not only the Alluring Goddess Theresa had effortlessly dodged the sword energies bursts like a phantom, she was smiling and laughing jovially. “So you are angry now? Don’t be because if you do, you are going to be dead pretty soon!”

She was not wrong because the Heaven Goddess Zero, the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien and the World Ruler Fu Xi were now attacking him left and right; their barrage of attacks were like a relentless storm that were shaking the vicinity with their martial energies and forces!

Their attacks were all too powerful and it took Yi Ping all his efforts to fend them off before he dissipated all seven of his golden hover discs to the tips of his sword. He raised his voice to say coldly, “If I am not wrong then this technique of mine will surely turn the tide of this battle. If you are wise, you have better turn back with your tail!”

Immediately there was a brilliant flare of white light as he mustered the sword energies of his Thousand Memories Swords and the ground beneath him was pelleted with deadly sword energies!

The World Ruler Fu Xi shouted as he raised his sword to explode the ground, “Be careful!”

The Heaven Goddess Zero smiled coldly, “I am waiting for this. If he is not strong then it will be too boring!”

Yi Ping did not reply her. It was because he had already formed a new technique in his mind. The power of this technique that he was going to execute next would be so powerful beyond measure that it was unthinkable to him. But yet, he was now forced to use it because he was forced to face four of the most powerful Desolate Immortals in the Desolate Realm!

He was now going to merge the Thousand Memories Swords with the Golden Invincible Force. Previously he was not able to use the Thousand Memories Sword and the Golden Invincible Force at the same time. But during the duel with the Great Lord Xuan Yuan, he had discovered that he may have the sufficient strength to maintain at least one of these powerful forces through the Celestial Alice and his newly gained Universal Creation Force for just a while. And this just a while was sufficient for him to think that it was entirely to use the martial energies of the Golden Invincible Force to enhance the Thousand Memories Sword!

If the Thousand Memories Sword could be enhanced into the Heaven Defying Sword Energies through his Heaven Defying Sword then he could also enhanced the energies of his Golden Invincible Force and used it to enhance his Heaven Defying Sword!

This was the technique that he had discovered when he had placed the Golden Invincible Force on the tip of his Heaven Defying Sword when he had fought against the Great Lord Xuan Yuan. If three of the Golden Invincible Force could empower his sword energies by so much, what if he could absorb all the Golden Invincible Force into the Heaven Defying Sword instead of simply enhancing it by the tip?

Because he had not yet given a name to this new technique, so he decided to name it Technique X first!

All of a sudden, the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien shouted to the rest, “Now!”

Upon her incitation the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien, the World Ruler Fu Xi, the Heaven Goddess Zero and the Alluring Goddess Theresa had all displayed their epitome techniques!

The Goddess Lessica shuddered with anxiety as the five fighters began to display their techniques at the same time. She knew that between life and death, timing was extremely crucial. Moreover the techniques that were in use were all terrifying to beholden!

A brilliant explosive flare exploded thunderously as Yi Ping was struck and flung back into the pavilion walls, crashing through to it while his other opponents were also swept aside!

So great was the blows that were received by Yi Ping that he was yelling in pain and that the crashing of his bones were thunderous!

The Goddess Lessica gasped panicky as she knew that the fight had been decisive and that Yi Ping had lost!

The World Ruler Fu Xi, the Dark Goddess Xia Hsien, the Alluring Goddess Theresa and the Heaven Goddess Zero had already recovered and they were already readying their next attacks on Yi Ping!

The Goddess Lessica cried out, “Please stop! You will kill him!…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa was the first to flash next to the fallen Yi Ping as she smiled most enchantingly, “That is the whole point, isn’t it?”

She did not hesitate at all as she threw a powerful punch onto the semi-conscious Yi Ping; it was so powerful that the ground underneath Yi Ping exploded thunderously and debris flew all over!

All of a sudden the Alluring Goddess Theresa was flung aside by a strike from the semi-conscious Yi Ping!

The Heaven Goddess Zero gasped as she stared at Yi Ping, “So the legend is true after all!”

Yi Ping coughed softly as he stood on his ground again. Instead of feeling weary and drained of strength, he could feel as good as new again. It was as though his bones did not crack at all from the earlier assault!

That he was still wobbly was his only tell-tale sign of the earlier battle!

The Dark Goddess Xia Hsien looked intently at Yi Ping and said coldly, “So this is the Omnipotent Creation Armor.”

The World Ruler Fu Xi heaved a soft sigh, “He has actually unraveled the greatest secret of the Stellar Sanctuary. This is something that all the Desolate Immortals have been coveting since the beginning…”

The Alluring Goddess Theresa nodded as she raised her eyes, “Indeed. Even though the Oracle Clan possessed the Stellar Sanctuary in the past but none of us had succeeded in obtaining the greatest secret of the Stellar Sanctuary which is the Omnipotent Creation Armor. To think that we have all managed to witness the Omnipotent Creation Armor today!”

Yi Ping was startled by their words and when he looked at himself, he was even more startled that he was donned in shining blue plate armor that were adorned with three stellar blue orbs!

He muttered out, “Isn’t this the Divine Armor of the Great God Pangu? Why am I wearing it? Isn’t this the skeleton remains of the Great God Pangu?”

That was exactly what he could remember from the Great Desolate Goddess Nuwa!

The Alluring Goddess Theresa had clearly overheard him as she hummed aloud, “Outrageous! Who was the one that told you that? There is no mistaken that this is none other than the Omnipotent Creation Armor!”

The Heaven Goddess Zero was trembling slightly as she muttered, “He has the Omnipotent Creation Armor…we can win him?”

At this moment Yi Ping saw that more than a hundred Desolate Immortals had already crept from their hiding places and were walking toward him!

All of these Desolate Immortals were all Seventh Ranking Immortals!

Yi Ping gritted his teeth and said coldly, “You can all fight me at the same time. I am not afraid to face death!”

Ch244 End

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