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Chapter 65: The Goddess Palace

Ye Jing was now standing in a beautiful hall in the Tranquil City. She had totally no idea where she was. It was the same as the first time that she had visited the Ruler of the Tranquil City. She had entered via an illusionary wall.

It was because other than a few prestige people, none had ever seen the mysterious Ruler of the Tranquil City before.

As she waited, she began to wonder what Xiaofang was doing now. Maybe he got seduced by Xuan Danfeng and was banging her now?

A heavenly maiden walked slowly toward her as she smiled, “Isn’t this Ye Jing? You are back so soon already?”

Ye Jing smiled as she gave a hand bow, “My respects to the Goddess Isa. The Devil Isle had disrupted the Golden Clans Congregation hence I have returned.”

The Goddess Isa nodded and gave her a faint smile, “So why brings you here?”

Ye Jing sighed softly, “I am sure that you’ve already known what has been happening recently. I am now half a step to the Seventh Sense Divinity but this crucial half step is so difficult. I need help to achieve a breakthrough.”

The Goddess Isa laughed softly, “What makes you think I will help you?”

Ye Jing smiled in return, “Didn’t you already help me when you have given me the Blue Aura Divine Pill? Surely when you have helped someone, you got to help all the way to the end?”

The Goddess Isa smiled, “Maybe I had a good mood the last time. That’s why. But why should I help you at all?”

Ye Jing giggled softly as she looked around the golden hall for a while, “I am in the Goddess Palace now, am I right? You did mention that you are from the Goddess Palace the last time and that you are a greater immortal?”

The Goddess Isa nodded slowly, “So?”

“I’m just wondering if I am now fit to be a pawn of the Goddess Palace?” Ye Jing asked with a smile.

The Goddess Isa laughed lightly, “So you are interested to join the Goddess Palace now?”

Ye Jing nodded, “I figure out that if I want to see Fenghuang again then I may as well join the Goddess Palace. Moreover why should I bother to steal the Heavenly Decrees from the powerful Devil Isle when you guys also have the Heavenly Decrees as well?”

She glanced around with her golden eyes before saying, “We are not alone in this hall am I right?”

The Goddess Isa shrugged her shoulders and said, “Since she is already aware of your presence, why don’t you show up now? I must say that her divine sense ability is already on par with you now…”

There were several golden flashes of light as several silhouette figures began to walk into the golden hall…

“Ancestress Ye!” Ye Jing gasped. One of the first figures that had walked in was her Ancestress Ye Lin who also went by the alias of the Ascension Goddess.

The Ascension Goddess smiled, “Finally someone attainment is not a piece of shit anymore and she can even perceives our presence.”

“Celestial Teacher Heaveness…” Ye Jing was taken aback at the familiar sight of the second figure. “You both know each other?”

Ye Jing did not recognize the third person that had entered. But she was also an equally beautiful goddess. She smiled at her distantly, “I am the Fiery Phoenix Goddess.” But she made no attempt to move but remained at the corner of the golden hall. It was like she was just an observer.

The Heaveness walked gracefully to her and held her hands, “How is my Ye Jing doing?”

Ye Jing smiled weakly, “I am trying to seek help from the Goddess Isa but maybe I should seek my celestial teacher first. I don’t know why I am so dense as not to think about it first…”

The Heaveness heaved a soft heavenly sigh as her eyes glittered, “Child, I’m really sorry. I’ve placed a soul mark on you so that your memory of me will be hazy. That is why you will find it a difficult to remember me from your memories.”

Ye Jing blinked her eyes, “Huh?!”

The Heaveness patted her on her head and gave her a smile as a sudden light shot up from her forehead, “The soul mark has now been removed…”

All of a sudden Ye Jing shouted softly as she began to recall all the events in the Heavenly Temple, “Celestial Teacher, you are from the Melancholy Valley! Isn’t this place the Goddess Palace?”

The Heaveness laughed softly, “Who says the Melancholy Valley can’t be friends with the Goddess Palace?”

Ye Jing was suddenly confused, “I don’t understand. I’ve thought that the Goddess Palace is at odds with the Melancholy Valley…”

It was because she had remembered the sharp exchanges between her Celestial Teacher Yi Si and her Ancestress Ye…

The Heaveness smiled gently as though she could read her mind, “That was before. But we have now decided to pool our resources together into you so that you can be a champion of the Goddess Palace against the Devil Isle.”

The Goddess Isa said, “The day that you have ascended to the Heavenly Temple is also the day that we have decided to appoint you as our champion.”

Ye Jing began to smile bitterly, “So it is actually my own undoing that I have decided to climb the heavenly steps.”

The Ascension Goddess casually said, “If you have not done that then we will still be in a dilemma where we can find our champion.”

Ye Jing smiled weakly, “I am just a little curious. I’m sure that you may have other candidates in mind before me. May I know who they are?”

The Ascension Goddess took a glance at the Goddess Isa and the Heaveness before she said indifferently, “Heavenly Fragrance Princess Feng Minyue, Lofty Snow Palace Gong Nanyan and Holy Citadel City Dugu Fang.”

“What? Xiaofang is one of your candidates?”

Ye Jing knew who Feng Minyue was but who was this Gong Nanyan? She did not think that she had seen her before. Maybe she could ask Xuan Danfeng or Xiaofang in the future.

The Ascension Goddess smiled with a thoughtful look, “I have my eyes on him when I’ve first met him. He is definitely more promising than you at that time.”

“……”

Ye Jing thought miserably. Is she really my Ancestress Ye…

But she could resist asking, “Why are you choosing the weak? How do you expect to win against the Devil Isle if the champions that you have in mind are weaker than the Devil Isle? I have fought against one of the old freaks from the Devil Isle and they are extremely formidable. Even my two sister saintess Danfeng and Yuqing are not their match. Maybe you should just pick my two sister saintess over me instead.”

The Ascension Goddess hummed coldly, “We only choose the ones that are of good moral character and not necessary the best.”

Ye Jing thought bitterly, “Then why did you say my cultivation is a piece of shit…this is so hypocritical…”

The Heaveness asked gently, “Speaking of your sister saintess, who is this Yuqing?”

Ye Jing was surprised that they did not know about her so she said, “Her name is Fan Yuqing. But her real name is probably Fan Yuqin. She just recently changed her name.”

Suddenly she noticed that all three of the goddesses were exchanging quiet glances with each other as though they were whispering something in secret.

After a while, the Heaveness asked her. “Do you know where she is now and where did she go?”

Ye Jing shook her head, “I have no idea. She seems upset with Xiaofang so she had left hastily. You know her?”

The Heaveness said in bewilderment, “Why will she be angry with Xiaofang?”

Ye Jing casually said, “You know, the usual relationship problem.”

The Heaveness was startled by her answer and asked curiously, “She likes your Xiaofang?”

Ye Jing muttered as she looked at her Ancestress Ye, “How come everyone seems to know that we are an item…”

The Heaveness laughed softly as she glanced at the others, “We have a lot of gossips between us. We know that Xiaofang is now at the Lofty Snow Palace even before you have entered the Tranquil City.”

“……”

Ye Jing smiled weakly as she said, “If I become your champion, I have a few conditions.”

The Ascension Goddess had a flicker of displeasure in her eyes but she said indifferently, “What is it?”

Ye Jing inhaled deeply as she mustered all her willpower to say firmly, “Firstly, I want to see my Little Fenghuang. Secondly, I want some help to attain the Seventh Sense Divinity. Thirdly, I also want the Goddess Palace to impart some martial divine skills to me to defeat Xiao Shuai and Han Shaodong on my own.”

The Ascension Goddess, the Heaveness and the Goddess Isa seemed to be discussing wordlessly. Their lips were moving fast but due to Ye Jing lower martial level, she was unable to eavesdrop on their divine whispering.

The Goddess Isa gave a final nod and turned to Ye Jing, “We agree to your terms but you mustn’t kill Xiao Shuai, Han Shaodong or anyone from the Devil Isle. Alright?”

Ye Jing was startled, “Why so?”

The Goddess Isa replied indifferently, “Like us, they are acting on their orders to prevent the forthcoming calamity. Even though we may not agree totally with what they are doing but it is a necessity. Moreover Xiao Shuai has a daughter Xiao Youxue who is a great goddess and she is also the patron goddess of the Devil Isle. It will be terrible if you’ve killed her father.”

Ye Jing hummed coldly, “What about the countless number of celestials that Xiao Shuai had killed then?” But she quickly softened her stance to say, “I agree…”

She was suddenly melancholy as she glanced at the Heaveness, “Celestial Teacher Heaveness, am I going to die very soon?”

The Heaveness slowly nodded, “Through the Emptiness Translucence that we are sharing, I can see your forthcoming future. This only appears if you have some forthcoming calamity. Exactly what is causing that, I really do not know. I have tried to divine the outcome a countless number of times but it always end up the same.”

Ye Jing lowered her glances as she trembled, “Lately that feeling has become stronger and stronger. I really don’t want to die so soon. But since I have to die then I want to do something meaningful at the very least.”

The Heaveness had suddenly embraced her and said with great sorrow, “Child, be strong. I don’t wish for it to happen either. You are my one and only successor. Why is your fate so dark…”

All of a sudden the Fiery Phoenix Goddess had moved next to them in a flash. Her speed was so astonishing that Ye Jing was startled by her.

The Fiery Phoenix Goddess said coldly, “If the Heavens have predetermined your fate, are you going to wait for it to descend to you? Your destiny is in your hands. Fight it with all you got. Maybe you can even change your fate.”

Ye Jing asked slowly with trembling lips, “How can I change my fate?”

The Fiery Phoenix Goddess said, “Thrive to be an immortal and ascend to the immortal realm before your destiny ends here. That’s how.”

Ye Jing felt despaired. Asking her to ascend to the immortal realm in such a short time was an impossible thing for her to accomplish for she could sense that her impending death was just round the corner.

The Fiery Phoenix Goddess said slowly, “Come with me.”

Ye Jing looked at the Heaveness, the Ascension Goddess and the Goddess Isa for guidance before she asked, “Where are we going?” Secretly she was worried if it was even safe to follow her at all.

The Fiery Phoenix Goddess had suddenly tapped her foot lightly and an oppressing aura began to envelop around her, attempting to suck the energies all around her.

Ye Jing was startled as she stammered, “Isn’t this martial force the same as Han Shaodong’s Divine Rejuvenation Force?”

Then the Fiery Phoenix Goddess suddenly raised her palm and an outline of a gigantic palm burst out to fly with a startling explosive speed at the Ascension Goddess!

Ye Jing gasped as she did not know why the Fiery Phoenix Goddess had suddenly attacked her Ancestress Ye…

But the Ascension Goddess simply raised her right palm without even looking at her attacker and dissipated the mighty explosive martial power of the Big Dipper Hands in the next blink of an eye!

The aftershocks were so resounding that it took a little while to die down.

But what had really startled Ye Jing was that the Big Dipper Hands that the Fiery Phoenix Goddess had displayed was even more formidable than what Han Shaodong had displayed and it was generated in a blink of an eye without any warning. Her Ancestress Ye the Ascension Goddess was equally formidable as she neutralized the mighty martial force of the Big Dipper Hands in the next instant with her Denunciation Force.

Ye Jing stammered, “Why are you attacking my Ancestress Ye and how did you know Han Shaodong’s martial skills?”

The Ascension Goddess smiled, “Child, don’t worry. We are only having our usual friendly spar.”

Ye Jing almost fainted on the spot. This was a friendly spar?! If her Ancestress Ye was hit by the Big Dipper Hands, this may even be fatal. Moreover this was a sudden attack and there was no prior warning at all…

The Fiery Phoenix Goddess smiled angelically, “I am Han Shaodong’s ex-protégé mistress. Naturally I also know the Divine Rejuvenation Force and the Big Dipper Hands since I was the one that had imparted these two skills to him. Since you want to defeat Han Shaodong, naturally you have to follow me.”

The Ascension Goddess was actually laughing, “Since you are at the late stage of the Traverse Divinity now, why don’t you follow her for your breakthrough? I can promise you that there are no others in the immortal realm that can move as fast or is a better martial mentor than her, especially in the realm of the Traverse Divinity.”

The Heaveness whispered to Ye Jing, “In the immortal realm, she is known as the Goddess of Speed. If you don’t follow her now, she may just change her mind at any moment. She is equally speedy in changing her mind.”

Ye Jing was startled. Goddess of Speed?! If an immortal had an alias like this then she must really be formidable in order to be known as the Goddess of Speed.

She cried out panicky after her, “Wait…”

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Chapter 64: Xiaofang guilt

Xiaofang was massaging Xuan Danfeng while Gong Nanyan and Shi Wan’Er stood quietly by the side when Xuan Danfeng suddenly said, “Xiaofang, you seem to be distracted today? I feel that your fingers are particularly weak today.”

Xiaofang smiled weakly, “Maybe it is the milk. It is not as nice as yesterday.”

When Gong Nanyan heard him, she sighed softly…

Xuan Danfeng chuckled softly, “So what do you think of Nanyan? Is she taking care of you well enough?”

Xiaofang was suddenly flustered and stammered, “Yes, yes…”

Xuan Danfeng suddenly rose and winked at him, “By placing you with her, this means that I’ve trusted you a lot. Do you get me? So don’t you dare to bully her or try anything funny on her, alright?” As she spoke, she had secretly exchanged glances with Gong Nanyan…

Xiaofang suddenly turned ashen as he said weakly, “I dare not…”

Xuan Danfeng chucked softly, “That is good to hear. But if I found out that you have been taking advantage of her then there will be severe consequences. I won’t allow my protégé disciples to be bullied.”

Xiaofang was suddenly awkward because he had already taken advantage of Gong Nanyan…

Wan’Er upon seeing the awkward expression that was on Xiaofang immediately said, “If Young Master Fang does not mind, you can come to my abode…”

Gong Nanyan interrupted politely, “Sister Wan’Er, since protégé mistress has already given me the task of taking care of Young Master Fang, there is no need for anyone to help.”

Wan’Er was a little startled. She had thought that Gong Nanyan would be appreciative of her offer but instead she had refused her. Moreover she was actually speaking in a polite and normal manner now.

What was going on?

Xuan Danfeng smiled, “I may have been thinking too much. Maybe they are too excited to sleep and have been exchanging pointers throughout the night. Xiaofang, am I right?”

Xiaofang stammered, “I guess so…”

Xuan Danfeng laughed lightly, “You are all dismissed. That will be enough for today. I’m going to the principal practice chamber now. Thank you Xiaofang.”

Gong Nanyan, Wan’Er and Xiaofang politely gave a hand bow as they left.

When they were at the hallway, a young maiden in white suddenly greeted them. “Fourth protégé sister, fifth protégé sister. Li Shixi pays my respect to you.” She also gave a hand bow to Xiaofang, “Greeting to Young Master Fang.”

Xiaofang and Gong Nanyan recognized her immediately. She was the young maiden that had passed her sword to Xiaofang yesterday.

It seemed that she had been quietly waiting for them because she did not hurry away when she saw them.

Gong Nanyan asked curiously, “You are waiting for us?”

Li Shixi took a glance at Xiaofang and said respectfully, “I am just wondering if Young Master Fang is willing to give me some pointers.”

Xiaofang immediately replied, “Yes, sure…”

Gong Nanyan interrupted swiftly, “You can ask Protégé Sister Wan’Er here. He isn’t free.”

She pulled Xiaofang by his hand and they swiftly walked out of sight, leaving Li Shixi and Wan’Er to be stupefied at the hallway…

When they were back to their abode, Gong Nanyan said to Xiaofang. “From this day onward, I will impart to you our superior martial arts. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. There is no need to go to the practice chamber and be an eye sore anyway.”

Xiaofang was startled, “You are willing to teach me? Will you get punished?”

Gong Nanyan flashed him a glance as she said gently, “After what has happened to us last night, do you think that I will care for such meaningless rules now?”

Xiaofang sighed softly, “I…I’m sorry…”

Gong Nanyan lowered her glances, “It isn’t your fault. I’m willing. There is no way for me to repay you anyway…but…”

She looked up and said firmly, “I want you to sleep in my room from now on.”

Xiaofang protested, “This won’t do…”

Gong Nanyan cut him short, “The guest room isn’t a comfortable place to sleep or meditate. The chill there is not comfortable even for me.”

Xiaofang said, “Actually I feel alright. Really. I’ve a strong constitution…”

Gong Nanyan said coolly, “If you don’t then I will tell my protégé mistress what you did to me.”

“……”

Xiaofang awkwardly nodded, “But there is no other bed…”

Gong Nanyan said shyly, “We will sleep together of course. I can’t have you sleeping on the floor.”

Xiaofang was truly startled, “We…what?!”

Gong Nanyan sighed softly as she held his hands, “Young Master Fang, we are already at this point of no return. Why are you still treating me like this?”

Her protégé mistress had told her that if she wanted to catch hold of Xiaofang, then she had to take the initiative. After all, he was only 17 and mentally he was still a child so as long as she was willing to be forceful with him then he may not be able to resist her.

“If you don’t then I will go to my protégé mistress and tell her everything,” Gong Nanyan said quietly.

Xiaofang hesitated for a while before he said, “I already have someone that I love…”

Gong Nanyan said shyly, “This isn’t an issue at all. I don’t need a status or any recognition.”

“…….”

Gong Nanyan looked at Xiaofang intently and her gazes were like a hot furnace that could melt the hearts of any men, “I want to experience being a wife to someone even if it is only for a short while. You are the one that have renewed my hope in life. After all, we only got less than six months…”

Xiaofang was jolted as he sighed, “Six months…right…”

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Chapter 63: Danfeng Real Motives

Gong Nanyan was stunned and lost for words as she stared at Xiaofang, “Young Master Fang…” She really had not expected him to purify her spiritual inner core at the cost of his own cultivation progression and expending a portion of his life energies from his inner core for her sake.

When he had massaged her breasts, she had thought that he was going to just unblock her energy veins. But he went a step further and removed the root of her problem.

Xiaofang was sweating heavily and he had exhausted himself as he muttered, “It is done…”

When he had muttered it was done, he had collapsed on her as he succumbed into a deep sleep.

Gong Nanyan was startled when Xiaofang had suddenly collapsed into her naked body. Her body began to tremble lightly but she did not push him away. Instead she slowly removed his damp robe as she was afraid that he may catch a cold.

Quietly she covered the two of them with her blanket as she muttered, “Young Master Fang…how do expect Nanyan to pay you back this debt of deep gratitude to you?”

After her inner core was purified, there was a surge of profound energies that increased her golden celestial level to the intermediate stage. She was secretly delighted but at the same time she was suddenly at a loss; it was because not everyone had a golden opportunity to restart their cultivation anew.

When her cultivation was restarted, this meant that her Lofty Snow Cultivation Arts was also at its purest form, without the harmful effects of the cold negative energies that had afflicted her body. She was back to being a normal person again and she had even regained her ability to bear children. This was provided that she did not cultivate in the Lofty Snow Cultivation Arts again…

All of a sudden, she had realized that the Lofty Snow Cultivation Arts had lost its allure on her…

She opened her eyes and looked at Xiaofang as she stroked him gently, “Young Master Fang…protégé mistress…”

It took her a long time to calm down and finally to close her eyes. But all of a sudden Xiaofang began to stir in his sleep as he grabbed her soft body tightly, muttering. “Jing’Er…”

“Who is this Jing’Er? His consort or mistress?”

When Xiaofang was sleeping soundly, he had suddenly dreamed that he was back with Jing’Er again and that they were doing their body dual cultivation. He had missed his Jing’Er so much. Especially more when Xuan Danfeng had tried to tempt him with her beautiful snowy legs and that stirred up the lusts that were within him. Right now, he was holding Jing’Er beautiful soft body and he was banging her…

All of a sudden he got a jolt because it all felt too real and he had suddenly remembered where he was. He quickly opened his eyes and he was lying on top of Gong Nanyan…

Gong Nanyan turned her glances away from him before she said indifferently, “You are awake.”

She gently removed his hands from her bosom as she got up shyly from the bed, “You should sleep a little more. I will go and prepare breakfast for you…and your warm milk.”

Xiaofang was trembling as he thought, “What have I done?!”

Gong Nanyan said quietly as she looked intently at him, “In the future when I am talking to you, I will look at you.”

Then she quietly put on her robe and left the room…

Xiaofang muttered, “She really has a nice figure…”

Gong Nanyan was actually as beautiful as Xuan Danfeng and Feng Minyue but because she was too aloof, it was really hard to get a good impression of her. The first impression everyone got from her was her disdain and indifferent look to everything around her.

When she had suddenly stopped her acting of speaking slowly and icily, Xiaofang found that her voice was actually quite sweet…

But he was quickly scolding himself, “Jing’Er, what have I done…”

Gong Nanyan had already reached the kitchen. As soon as she had entered the kitchen, she said politely. “Prepare a set of meal and warm milk. Bring it to my abode. It has to be goat milk this time.”

Just as she turned her back, she looked back and said politely. “Thank you for your help.”

When she had left, the protégés in the kitchen were all stunned. Was this polite and beautiful maiden really their fourth protégé sister? She had actually addressed them so politely and her voice was actually so mesmerizing?

“Did something shocking happen to her?”

“Is this really our fourth protégé sister?”

“Maybe it is her sister?”

Gong Nanyan did not return to her abode but she had walked to her protégé mistress residence and waited quietly outside the large golden doors. Her eyes were brimming with tears. She had finally decided…

There was no need to announce her coming because her protégé mistress could sense her.

“Gong Nanyan, you may come in.”

Gong Nanyan quietly walked into her protégé mistress room and as soon as she saw Xuan Danfeng, she immediately kneeled down. “Protégé mistress, I begging you for your forgiveness!”

Xuan Danfeng was meditating when she had arrived. She slowly opened her eyes with a devious smile, “Nanyan, what wrong have you done? Why are you asking me for your forgiveness?”

Gong Nanyan was suddenly weeping bitterly as she could not withhold her tears anymore, “Your unfilial disciple wishes to leave the Lofty Snow Palace…”

Xuan Danfeng asked gently, “What happens to my lofty and unemotional Nanyan? What prompts you to say such bold words today? Is it because of Young Master Fang? Did he bully you? Hurry and tell me.”

Gong Nanyan nodded slowly and then she shook her head, “I am so despicable and shameless. After I have known that Young Master Fang has the healing focus ability, I’ve actually make use of him to cure me of my afflictions.”

Xuan Danfeng said casually, “You know that you don’t have to let me know and I won’t know at all.”

Gong Nanyan wept, “Protégé mistress has groomed me for a long time and you are my only kin…”

Xuan Danfeng said slowly, “Do you know that you have only cried on your first night here. From that point onward, there are no more emotions from you. We are not like the Heavenly Fragrance Villa where even the emotions are suppressed. But you have chosen to suppress all your emotions. You have purposely made everyone that wants to be close to you, to hate you or dislike you. Child, do you think that I do not know? And today you are weeping? This is so unlike the Nanyan that I’ve known.”

Gong Nanyan wept even more bitterly when she had heard her, “Protégé mistress really understands me…”

Xuan Danfeng sighed softly, “Just because I did not pick you to go to the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, you felt disappointed and depressed?”

Gong Nanyan cried out, “This…is not the reason why I want to leave the Lofty Snow Palace…”

Xuan Danfeng walked over to her and tenderly lifted her up, “I know. This is because Young Master Fang has purified your inner core for you and that is why you are thinking of leaving?”

Gong Nanyan stammered with shock, “Protégé mistress knows…”

Xuan Danfeng tenderly said, “You are my favorite disciple. How do I not know that you are never happy here? I have promised Xiaofang not to reveal his bloodline to anyone. But I have purposely leaked it to you…”

All of a sudden Gong Nanyan got a jolt…

Xuan Danfeng nodded slowly and continued, “Now do you know why I have asked you to take care of him? It is to help you foster some friendly ties with him. I just never expected that you will take action so swiftly. Judging from your sudden decision, that silly lad must have completely purified your inner core for you.”

Then she added with a mischievous smile, “Or you have already surrendered your body to him? Hmph, it seems that he can’t resist my little beauty here.”

Gong Nanyan stammered, “He…didn’t touch me at all…”

Xuan Danfeng chuckled, “If he didn’t touch you at all, then how did he cure you?”

Gong Nanyan was flustered as she jumped into Xuan Danfeng embrace with a soft cry, “Protégé mistress, your Nanyan really did not know…”

Xuan Danfeng patted her tenderly, “Now don’t talk about leaving the clan. I won’t stop you if you decide not to cultivate further. At most, I find you another cultivation method that can suit you. Nanyan, do you know that you are like my daughter to me? Do you like this Young Master Fang?”

Gong Nanyan slowly nodded as she buried her head into Xuan Danfeng…

Xuan Danfeng smiled, “Then try to listen to him and pay more attention to his needs.”

Gong Nanyan said quietly, “I will…”

These were the reasons why Xuan Danfeng had Xiaofang brought back to the Lofty Snow Palace and why she had wanted Gong Nanyan to take special care of Xiaofang. She knew from the subtle expressions of Nanyan that she did not like to cultivate the Lofty Snow Cultivation Arts and that she had long wished to lead an ordinary life. However as a protégé of the Lofty Snow Palace, their most precious ability would be taken away. Even couples like Song Feixian and Xu Wenping was destined to be childless.

Xuan Danfeng said gently as she slowly wiped Nanyan’s tears, “Your happiness is in your hands. If you don’t make it happen, it will never happen.”

Then she smiled, “From now on, carefully instructs Young Master Fang on our celestial clan martial arts to him. You may even impart the Lofty Empyrean Sword Energies to him.”

Gong Nanyan was startled, “He…isn’t a direct protégé disciple of the Lofty Snow Palace. How can he be fit to learn the Lofty Empyrean Sword Energies? Moreover I can tell that he isn’t particular skillful in sword energies techniques.”

Xuan Danfeng smiled, “Don’t you underestimate him. We will all be depending on him in the future. Moreover he is only 17 and his future is boundless.”

Gong Nanyan was shaken as she stammered, “He is really only 17?!” She had not believed him when he had told her so and she had thought that he was an arrogant liar.

There was something that was still holding her back. Finally she found the courage to ask, “Protégé mistress, may I know who is this Jing’Er?”

Xuan Danfeng laughed softly, “So you know about his Jing’Er too? She is my Sister Ye Jing, the Holy Consort of the Holy Citadel City. Actually Xiaofang is not a young master from the Sky Sword Pavilion either. He is actually an elder of the Holy Citadel City. I’ve given him an alias here because I do not want anyone to know that he is here. That is because…”

As Xuan Danfeng described the battle at the Nuer Mountains to her, Gong Nanyan listened with more and more disbelief…

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Chapter 62: Gong Nanyan Pleads

Now that they were back at their abode after a long day at the practice chambers, Gong Nanyan said to Xiaofang. “You are quite a showoff today, aren’t you? You have humiliated both my third protégé brother Yu Degang and the swordplay of the Lofty Snow Palace today. I am just curious how did you manage to break our Lofty Snow Swordplay so easily?”

She paused briefly to look at him curiously, “It is as though you have already known what is forthcoming.”

Xiaofang replied awkwardly, “I didn’t do it intentional. I have been sparring with your Palace Mistress for a month previously so I am quite familiar with some of the Lofty Snow Swordplay.”

Gong Nanyan asked curiously, “Why should our Palace Mistress spar with you?”

Xiaofang replied politely, “We have found a profound martial art that is called the Martial Pinnacle Art in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. Your Palace Mistress is using me to improvise some of her sword techniques via the Martial Pinnacle Art.”

Gong Nanyan said coldly, “I hope what you have said is the truth.”

Then she looked the other way before saying, “You look like you are here to steal our Lofty Snow Swordplay.”

Xiaofang was smiling bitterly and he did not answer her. It was because that was actually his mission…

“But do you know that the Lofty Snow Swordplay isn’t our strongest swordplay?”

“It isn’t? There is a more formidable swordplay?”

Gong Nanyan looked at the ground as she nodded lightly, “That’s right. Have you heard of the Lofty Empyrean Sword Energies?”

Xiaofang shook his head as he said, “No, I haven’t.” He had never even seen or heard of it before.”

Gong Nanyan explained, “Naturally you have not. That is because we don’t usually display the Lofty Empyrean Sword Energies unless we have no other choices.”

Xiaofang asked curiously, “Then why are you telling me this?”

Gong Nanyan coolly said, “Just in case if you are killed by my third protégé brother in the future then at least you know the sword energy technique that has killed you.”

“…….”

Xiaofang looked at the back of this icy beauty before he said, “When you talk to the others, you don’t have a habit of looking at them?”

“It is rude to be staring at the other so usually I don’t look at them.”

Xiaofang was rendered wordless as he said weakly, “This…this…I think it is considered impolite not to looking at each other…”

Gong Nanyan waved her fingers as she walked away, “I don’t mind that you stare at me while you are talking to me.”

“……”

Just as Xiaofang was about to enter the guest room, Gong Nanyan called out to him. “Young Master Fang, can you come to my room?”

Xiaofang was really startled, “Why did she asks me to come into her room? Didn’t she say that she will cut my manhood if I enter her room only yesterday?”

But out of curiosity, he entered her room.

Gong Nanyan was sitting quietly in the middle of her room and there were two cups of wines on the table. “Please be seated.”

Xiaofang took a step cautiously into the room as he looked around him. Her room had a pleasant fragrance and her bed had pink curtains hanging.

He asked as he quietly sat down, “Yes?”

Gong Nanyan seemed to hesitate for a while before she said, “You really have the healing focus ability?”

Xiaofang nodded slowly.

Gong Nanyan seemed to know that he had nodded without looking at him as she said slowly, “I may need your help in a matter. I am unwell…”

Xiaofang was startled as he said, “Show me your wrist…”

Gong Nanyan quietly did as she was told.

After a while Xiaofang said, “This…this…”

Gong Nanyan said slowly, “I may have forced my cultivation to the golden celestial level but my inner core is irreversible impaired. Lately in recent years, I have been experiencing some chest pains. Only a practitioner with the healing focus ability is able to alleviate me of my ailments.”

Xiaofang nodded slowly, “Several of your energy veins are blocked. That is why you are experiencing pain.”

Gong Nanyan said quietly, “It is unfair for you to expend your life energies for a stranger and this will impair your own cultivation progression as well. I don’t have much money or soul jewels to give you a fair trade either. I am only asking you to alleviate my chest pains so that I can at least cultivate normally. I wonder if you are able to aid me…”

She bit her trembling lips because she knew that she had been rude to this Young Master Fang in the past two days and she was not surprised at all even if he decided to reject to help her.

Xiaofang said solemnly, “Indeed I can help you clear your blocked energy channels. But if you continue with your cultivation practice, I am afraid that your energy channels will be blocked again in no time…”

Gong Nanyan said icily as she looked up, “It doesn’t matter. As long as I can make some progress in my cultivation…”

All of a sudden she was startled when Xiaofang popped his head in front of her and grinned, “On account of your delicious milk, I can try if I am able to help.”

“……”

Xiaofang was suddenly stammering, “But…”

Gong Nanyan turned to look at him, “But what? You are a man. Why are you so washy all of a sudden?”

Xiaofang had turned around all of a sudden and he was looking guilty, “Actually come to think of that, I may not be able to help you…I’m sorry…”

Gong Nanyan had suddenly quickened her steps and closed the door before Xiaofang could make his way out.

She lowered her glance as she slowly loosened her belt to strip in front of Xiaofang…

Xiaofang was shocked, “This is…”

Gong Nanyan said in a low voice, “I know why you are hesitating. What? Have you never seen a naked woman before? I have thought that you are an experienced worldly young master?”

Xiaofang quietly helped her to put on her robe back as he sighed, “Alas, Maiden Nanyan…why are you putting me in a spot like this…”

Gong Nanyan said quietly, “I know that I am detestable and even shameless in your eyes…”

Xiaofang shook his head, “No, you are not. You are like a beautiful fairy. I know that you must have your reasons why you are so haughty.”

Gong Nanyan said slowly as she leaned against the door, “The moment that I have started cultivating the Lofty Snow Cultivation Arts, it means that I will no longer have the ability to bear a child in the future. It is because our bodies will be irreversible harmed by the strong cold negative energies of our cultivation art. I am just an emotionless celestial practitioner now.”

Then she smiled bitterly, “I used to be my protégé mistress favorite disciple. But ever since my cultivation is impaired, Wan’Er and Feixian have taken my place…I just want to be my protégé mistress favorite disciple again…am I wrong to wish for that to happen?”

Xiaofang said quietly with a soft sigh, “Maiden Nanyan, may you go to your bed so that I can take a closer look?”

Gong Nanyan nodded slowly…

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Chapter 61: Practice Chamber

Xiaofang and Gong Nanyan had just left the Palace Mistress personal room when Xiaofang asked awkwardly, “Where are we going next?”

Gong Nanyan glanced at him before saying, “Do you want to view the practice chambers?”

“We can really go and take a look?” Xiaofang asked excitingly. He was thinking on how to bring up this subject when Gong Nanyan had suddenly brought it up.

Gong Nanyan nodded slowly, “Since you are an honorable guest, I take you to the inner practice chamber where our elite protégés practice the more superior martial arts. There’s no point in visiting the outer practice chamber given your celestial level.”

Xiaofang smiled weakly, “Actually I don’t mind it too.”

Gong Nanyan smiled slowly as she walked off, “There is no need to embarrass ourselves with showing you our inferior martial arts.”

Although she was still haughty towards Xiaofang but somehow he felt that she was a lot friendlier now. At least she did not glance at the ceiling or the ground when she was talking to him and even offered to bring him to have a look at the inner practice chambers.

Along the way, there were many elders and senior protégés that were greeting them all of a sudden, “Young Master Fang…Fourth eldest protégé sister…”

Gong Nanyan found it strange because in the past, these people had always ignored her. Similarly, she had also ignored them as well. But today, they were greeting her left and right with great friendliness.

It did not take her long to realize that these were the people that had gone to the Golden Clans Congregation with her protégé mistress.

Gong Nanyan thought, “They are actually greeting him? Usually these elders and seniors look down on the third rate celestial clans and avoid them like a plague. They will actually be so kind to greet him?”

Then she stole a glance at Xiaofang who was looking all over the place at the splendid of the Lofty Snow Palace.

After a while later, they had reached the inner practice chambers. Now the inner practice chambers consisted of many chambers but first they had to enter the outer courtyard first.

There were hundreds of protégés practicing the unique martial arts of the Lofty Snow Palace in the outer courtyard. Usually when Gong Nanyan was here, everyone simply ignored her.

But today there was quite a stir when they saw Xiaofang.

“Why did she bring a stranger here? Did she have any respect for rules of the Lofty Snow Palace?”

“I have heard that this Young Master Fang is staying in her room…”

“She even brought him warm milk this morning…”

“They even eat together in the room. Goodness knows what they are up to…”

Yu Degang who was instructing the protégés in the outer court walked up to Gong Nanyan, “Little protégé sister, even though Young Master Fang is our honorable guest here but it is still ill-fit to bring him here. What if our martial arts get leak out?”

Gong Nanyan looked to the side and said icily, “Third protégé elder brother, this is our Palace Mistress’ wishes. Do you want to defy our protégé mistress?”

Yu Degang was startled as he took a step back as his face reddened, “This is really her wishes?”

Gong Nanyan said icily, “Surely you know what the clan punishment for disobeying the Palace Mistress is. The penalty is doubled if you are a direct protégé disciple.”

“This…alas…this is too ridiculous!” Yu Degang blurt out as he stole a glance at Xiaofang. But when he saw that Xiaofang was not paying to their conversation and instead he was looking into the courtyard to observe the sword practices and the secret execution of their clan lightless skill the ‘Floating Snowfall’, he was infuriated.

So he said, “Since Young Master Fang is interested in our martial arts then why don’t we have a friendly spar and exchange pointers with each other?”

When Xiaofang heard him, he was excited and replied. “That is a good idea…”

But he was quickly interrupted by Gong Nanyan, “He is an intermediate golden celestial. I am afraid that third protégé elder brother is a stage lower than him and may get injured.”

Yu Degang was startled that this Young Master Fang was actually a stage higher than him but he quickly regained his composure with a smile, “We’re all golden celestials here. The stages differences are no more important than our martial arts and cultivation foundation. Just because someone manage to cultivate to a higher celestial level doesn’t mean he is superior. The celestial clan also plays an important part in grooming a talent.”

He was implying loudly that there was nothing much about the cultivation practice of a lowly third rate celestial clan.

Gong Nanyan turned to Xiaofang as she said indifferently, “You don’t have to accept his challenge…”

“I accept the challenge!” Xiaofang said immediately. “So how do we spar?”

Gong Nanyan was secretly displeased. Did he know that she was trying to protect his dignity? She stomp her foot lightly and did not wish to say anything more. Up to him to screw himself up!

Yu Degang laughed jovially as he shouted, “Make way for us. I am going to have a friendly spar with the young master of the Sky Sword Pavilion.”

The hundreds of protégés were laughing jovially as they cleared the outer courtyard.

“Sky Sword Pavilion? Never heard of this clan before…”

“It must be a third rate celestial clan…”

“It actually is…”

“Hahaha…then I’m afraid that this young master from nowhere is going to get thrashed…”

“He is asking for his own humiliation.”

Yu Degang smiled, “Since you are from the Sky Sword Pavilion then you must really be good at your swordplay. Why don’t we exchange some pointers with the sword?”

Xiaofang replied, “Alright. But can you lend me a spare sword?”

When he said that, everyone was laughing jovially. “He doesn’t even have a sword?!”

Yu Degang laughed, “Can someone lend him a sword?”

A young maiden immediately leapt to Xiaofang and giggled softly, “This is my sword. Don’t damage it.”

Gong Nanyan was about to lend Xiaofang her sword when she saw that someone else had made a quicker move so she quietly held back. But like the others she was thinking, “He doesn’t have a sword in his jade belt or spatial ring?”

Xiaofang inspected the sword that was in his hand. It was light weighed and was a fine sword. This was actually a low grade negative type precious sword. He gasped, “Good sword! Thank you!”

The young maiden giggled softly as she stepped aside, “Remember, don’t damage my sword.”

Yu Degang was amused as he said, “It may be a good sword but it is the wrong attribute for you. When one is using a sword, one has to take into consideration if the sword is even suitable to be used by the wielder in order to unleash the sword and practitioner full potential.”

With a cold sneer, he had unsheathed the cold piercing blade of his sword. Instantly, everyone could feel the cold sword energies aura that was suddenly in place and dozens of protégés began to move back on their own accord.

Xiaofang was startled as he saw the superior grade heaven-step pure negative precious sword that was pointed at him, “Good sword!”

Yu Degang smiled, “Of course it is a good sword. Shall we begin?”

Xiaofang bowed with his hands, “Please offer me your guidance.”

Gong Nanyan suddenly said, “While the Lofty Snow Palace is renowned for its superior lofty swordplay but you ought to pay special attention to your opponent footing. The Lofty Snow Palace is even more renowned for its lightless skill and vanishing steps skill.”

There was a sudden commotion among the hundreds of protégés as they secretly whispered among themselves.

“Isn’t she shameless? Fancy helping an outsider…”

“She is actually warning an outside against our protégé brother…”

“Doesn’t she hope that we can win?”

“Maybe she thinks that we will win too easily. After all this Sky Sword Pavilion may be weak in their clan martial skills…”

Xiaofang said politely without looking back at Gong Nanyan, “Thank you for your pointers.”

Yu Degang and Xiaofang began to encircle each other. Either made the first move as they slowly appraised each other.

Finally Yu Degang made the first move as he flashed three sword arcs, in a continuous display.

“This is the Lofty Forward Arc! To think that protégé brother is able to chain three Lofty Forward Arc into a single formidable sword stroke…”

“This Young Master Fang is doomed…”

Xiaofang immediately raised his sword into a single sword stance as he slammed his opponent sword into the ground, causing the ground beneath them to tremble lightly as their martial forces dissipated at the same time.

Yu Degang was slightly startled that his sword stroke would be broken with just a sword stroke. But he had no time to think further as he immediately unleashed a series of devastating sword bursts at Xiaofang.

Xiaofang gently swung his sword and dissipated the sword energies bursts aside before he flashed forward with a swing of his sword.

Yu Degang was startled by the speed of Xiaofang’s sudden movement and as he raised his sword to parry the swing, an overwhelming martial power lifted him and he had flown through the air with startling speed!

There was a stunned silence as hundreds of protégés watched with disbelief…

Even Gong Nanyan had raised her eyebrows…

Xiaofang gasped, “I…I’ve used too much of my martial strength…”

Yu Degang was moaning on the ground, scarcely believing that his opponent martial power would be so much stronger than him…

Xiaofang had been accustomed to fighting Xiao Shuai recently and he did not think that a golden celestial like Yu Degang would be weak. Moreover, he was also not using his immortal sword.

Yu Degang shook off the dust from his body as he got up slowly. He had a hard fall but he was not injured. After all, his formidable golden aura had protected him. But all of a sudden, his morale had plummet and he did not know if he should continue with the fight. Even though he had the superior swordplay while this Young Master Fang had nothing fanciful, the fact that he was sent flying off spoke of their martial power disparity.

He was thinking, “What kind of a power technique is that…”

Yu Degang was a master swordsman and he knew that this Young Master Fang could channel all his martial power into his sword. Usually a sword could only take in 30% of a practitioner’s martial power. If one had a solid profound strength and wishes to unleash their full martial power then it would be better to use unarm stances which could channel 100% of their martial power. But swordplay was different. 70% comes from speed attacks and sword techniques.

This Young Master Fang swordplay was actually ordinary but his speed and sword martial power were actually startling.

At this moment, he was looking dazzling at everyone and he badly needed a face saving measure…

“Protégé Brother Yu actually loses?”

“This is inconceivable…”

“What is going on?”

Xiaofang was also awkward as he smiled weakly, “This is a draw. This is supposed to be a pointer exchange but I have used too much of my martial strength in my panic…”

It was a lame excuse actually…

Yu Degang quickly said with a straight face, “I didn’t use all my martial strength. After all, Young Master Fang is an honorable guest of the Lofty Snow Palace. Say, why don’t I show you the inner court? That is where our elite protégés practice their martial arts?”

Xiaofang was delighted as he quickly said, “Thank you!”

He quickly returned the sword that was in his hand to the stunned young maiden before he returned to the side of Gong Nanyan.

As Gong Nanyan walked past Yu Degang, she whispered, “Shameless!”

When they had reached the inner court of the practice chambers, they immediately saw Song Feixian and several of the elders that were instructing the protégés.

When they saw Xiaofang, they hastily rushed forward and respectfully greeted. “Young Master Fang, you are here? Do you have any guidance for us?”

Yu Degang and Gong Nanyan stared at them with wide-eyes, “Guidance for you? From him?”

Why are they asking guidance from someone from a lowly third rate celestial clan?

Song Feixian laughed softly, “Did I forget to mention that Young Master Fang here is a super swordsman? His foundation with the sword can even rival Tang Yiren of the Three Saint Sword Elders fame.”

Isn’t Tang Yiren a celestial saint? A golden celestial will actually rival a celestial saint and master swordsman such as Tang Yiren?

Yu Degang and Gong Nanyan could not believe their ears…

Xiaofang politely said, “I am just taking a look…”

Song Feixian smiled, “Please feel welcome to do so. You are more than welcome to look and give us some improvement pointers.”

Xiaofang smiled weakly, “I will not dare. The swordplay of the Lofty Snow Palace is really profound. I’m really impressed by it…”

Yu Degang was thinking, “My foot. You just thrashed me…”

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Chapter 60: Gong Nanyan Dilemma

Gong Nanyan did not sleep well for the entire night. It was not because she was still upset with Young Master Fang for his antics but because his light snoring had kept her sleepless for the whole night.

Although there were two doors that had separated them but she was after all a super exponent of the golden celestial level. Her hearings had always been exceptional and she could pick up a pin dropping even in a snowstorm.

But to her now, this was a complete nightmare as though someone was sleeping next to her.

She was always someone who had treasured her beauty sleep a lot. She could not imagine this life of hers would go on for the next couple of months…

Even before daybreak, she had woke up hastily to the outer sanctum to look for the ‘warm milk’.

She had dropped by to the common kitchen, much to the shock of the protégés that were inside. It was because among the five protégé disciples, she had the most unfriendly disposition to anyone.

She had no friends whatever so in the Lofty Snow Palace nor did she care for any friends. Even Wan’Er had failed to break through her icy disposition.

“Fourth elder protégé sister!!”

Gong Nanyan scanned the kitchen quietly before saying icily, “I want this morning breakfast to be sent to my room and warm milk as well.”

One of the dozen protégés stammered, “Warm milk? Where can we find warm milk? Is it cow milk or goat milk?”

Gong Nanyan slowly looked up to the ceiling before saying, “I don’t care where you find the warm milk. By any means, I want the warm milk to be delivered to my room.”

Another protégé picked up the courage to plead panicky, “It is almost impossible to find milk at this time of the year…”

Gong Nanyan happened to see a mother dog with her puppies at the corner of the kitchen. Slowly she raised her fingers and said, “Isn’t that your milk?”

“Huh?! Is it fit for consumption?”

Gong Nanyan said icily as she left, “Get it done and send it to my room every morning.”

All the protégés were startled…

“Fourth elder protégé sister really got weird…taste…”

“Alas, we just get it done then. We can’t go against a direct disciple orders. If we do, we will be severely punished…”

When Xiaofang got up and walked out of his room, his breakfast and warm milk was already prepared for him in the dining room.

Gong Nanyan was quietly meditating in the dining room and as soon as Xiaofang had entered, she said coldly to him. “After you have taken your meal, we have to pay the Palace Mistress a visit. Don’t forget.”

“Maiden Nanyan, thank you…” Xiaofang was touched as he began to eat. After taking a gulp of the warm milk, he praised loudly. “This milk is the most delightful milk that I ever drink. Everything here is good, even the food…”

Xiaofang suddenly asked, “Have you tried this milk already? There more than enough for me here. Why don’t you try?”

“…….”

Gong Nanyan said slowly, “I don’t like milk…”

“Oh? What a pity.”

While Xiaofang was having his meal, Gong Nanyan asked. “You are a golden celestial? What is your current cultivation level?”

Xiaofang answered, “I’ve just managed to reach the intermediate stage of the golden celestial level. What about you?”

Gong Nanyan hummed coldly, “You are a stage higher than me.”

Then she got up and said, “Why don’t we compare against our internal strength to see who is stronger?”

There were many factors in determining the profound strength of the celestial practitioners; purity of the inner core, superior cultivation arts and the depth of the celestial practice. Even though she was one stage below him, she did not believe that her profound strength would lose to him.

Who knows if he had actually relied on miracle herbs to overcome his celestial levels? That would certainly affect his profound strength.

Xiaofang was interested to know as well, so he said. “Alright then. How about we use 70% of our strength.”

Gong Nanyan nodded as she raised her palm, “70% then.”

“Ready?”

“Go!”

In the in next instant there was a thunderous thunderclap as their palms impacted against each other.

Gong Nanyan was shocked that she was sent flying back as she took nine steps backward. Every step was like a 10% disparity. They had a 90% power disparity? Did he use 100% of his martial strength instead in order to impress her?

Xiaofang was startled as he thought, “Did I use too much of my strength?” He had only used 50% of his martial strength. After he had reached the Earth Divinity, his martial strength had actually doubled. Moreover he was at a higher stage than her so he intentional used less strength.

Gong Nanyan’s heart was pacing as she tried to calm down her erratic energies. Lucky this was only a spar and not a real fight. After a while she said coldly, “Not bad. But I didn’t use my full strength. To think that a third rate celestial clan such as the Sky Sword Pavilion can produce a celestial expert such as you. It is no wonder that our Palace Mistress thinks so highly of you.”

Even though she was unwilling to admit it, he was indeed a lot stronger than her. She was not too shameless as not to admit a fact.

But she was not about to admit defeat so fast so she said gleefully, “I was only 170 years old when I’ve become a golden celestial. What about you?” She was one of the youngest celestial to have attained as a golden celestial. This was something she was extremely proud of.

“Oh, I’m 17 this year. I just attained as a golden celestial not long ago actually.”

“……”

“You are such a liar.” Gong Nanyan said unhappily. Whatever left of her good impression of him was totally gone now.

She said coldly, “Let’s go and see the Palace Mistress now.”

Palace Mistress Xuan Danfeng was reclining on a couch when Gong Nanyan and Xiaofang had entered her personal room. There was also Wan’Er who was standing next to her.

Xiaofang gulped when he saw her long white silky legs spreading in front of him…

Xuan Danfeng smiled when she saw them, “Disperse with the formalities. Xiaofang, how is your first day in the Lofty Snow Palace? Do you feel uncomfortable or have any further requests?”

Xiaofang answered politely, “I’m perfectly fine. The food here is awesome, especially the warm milk.”

Xuan Danfeng looked curiously at Gong Nanyan as she raised her eyebrows lightly, “Warm milk? You manage to find warm milk for Xiaofang?”

Gong Nanyan answered indifferently, “I got lucky.”

Xuan Danfeng nodded. The attention was soon on Xiaofang as she chuckled softly as she touched her thigh lightly, “Xiaofang, please come over here to take a look.”

Xiaofang quietly walked to her…

“I need your help to help me massage my thigh. You may have treated me previously but the sudden pain won’t go away. Sometimes I get a sudden pain several times a day, sometimes once every few days. Take last night for example, the pain is so sudden…”

Xiaofang said quietly as he started to massage her thigh, “Let me check…”

Not only Gong Nanyan was shocked when Xiaofang was massaging their Palace Mistress but Wan’Er was also shocked…

From Gong Nanyan perspective, it was even more shocking. That was because she could see the flimsy robe of her Palace Mistress from where she was standing but she could also see the pink panties that she was wearing. Moreover this Young Master Fang was standing so near to her that he surely got a better view than her…

Xiaofang earnestly began to feel the smooth and silky leg of Xuan Danfeng, examining carefully as he said, “I can’t find anything wrong at the moment. I may need more time to find the cause.”

Xuan Danfeng whispered to Xiaofang, “It feels so comfortable when you are touching me. Really.”

Xiaofang was flustered as he immediately let go of his hands from her thigh.

Gong Nanyan wanted to cry out that this Young Master Fang was nothing but a rascal that was just molesting their Palace Mistress…

Xuan Danfeng said quietly, “Xiaofang, don’t stop. The minute you let go of your hands, the pain has suddenly returned.”

Xiaofang hastily asked, “Where is the pain?”

“Here and there…move higher up my thigh please…”

Wan’Er and Gong Nanyan were too stunned. The longer that they watched, they were terribly convinced that this Young Master Fang was a badass physician. He did not have any medical toolbox and performed no diagnosis, nothing at all!

After a while later, Gong Nanyan had noticed that their Palace Mistress was spreading her legs and exposing herself too openly, she felt that she had to stop this Young Master Fang from outraging the modesty of their Palace Mistress so she said coldly. “Young Master Fang!! I’ve never seen this type of treatment before. Are you a fake physician?”

Xiaofang smiled weakly when he was being confronted, “Actually I am not really a physician…”

Gong Nanyan immediately said aloud, “Protégé mistress, did you hear what he had just said? He is a fake!”

Xuan Danfeng lit a curvy smile, “I know that he is not a real physician. But he is someone with the healing focus ability. He has almost completely healed me of my old injuries. Did you not notice that my leg is much better now?”

It was only now that Gong Nanyan and Wan’Er had noticed that there were no more swollen areas on their Palace Mistress thigh…

Wan’Er gasped, “It is really true…”

Gong Nanyan was also delighted for her protégé mistress as she stared at Xiaofang with disbelief, “He has the healing focus ability? This is a long lost healing ability…”

Wan’Er was muttering, “Healing focus ability…”

Xuan Danfeng smiled, “Even my martial level is back to my former levels now. It is all thanks to Young Master Fang here.”

But she was soon solemn, “Do not let anyone outside of this room knows of his special ability. Understand?”

Gong Nanyan and Wan’Er were still overwhelmed by the revelation of Xiaofang’s bloodline that they were stammering, “Yes, yes…”

Xuan Danfeng laughed softly as she turned to look at Xiaofang, “I promise you that other than the two of them, your secret will be safe in my hands. Alright?”

Xiaofang thanks her politely, “Alright…”

Xuan Danfeng gave a devious smile, “Shall we continue the therapy?”

Xiaofang stared at her thighs and up there as he gulped, “Alright…”

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Chapter 59: Lofty Snow Palace

The Lofty Snow Palace was located on the tallest peak of the Ice Cloud Mountains. Other than snowy landscape, there was nothing much to see in the vicinity. It was indeed a cold and harsh place.

Xiaofang did not expect that in such a place, there would be tens of thousands of cultivators. Along the way, he could see hundreds of protégés of the Lofty Snow Palace that were meditating in the snow.

When he had finally arrived at the Lofty Snow Palace itself, thousands of protégés were greeting the expedition party excitingly. But they were curious why their Palace Mistress had returned so soon.

Xuan Danfeng immediately ushered Xiaofang to the audience hall as she summoned all her direct protégé disciples.

“This is Young Master Fang. He is from the Sky Sword Pavilion. Please offer him your guidance when he is here.” She casually introduced Xiaofang to everyone. “This is Xu Wenping, my second male protégé disciple. This is Yu Degang, my third male protégé disciple and this is Gong Nanyan, my fourth female protégé disciple.”

Xiaofang saw that Xu Wenping, Yu Degang and Gong Nanyan were all golden celestials. He politely made a hand bow and said, “Greetings to all here!”

Xu Wenping, Yu Degang and Gong Nanyan all made an unimpressed hand bow as they said indifferently, “Greeting to Young Master Fang.”

As long as Xiaofang was not from any of the patriarch clans, they were not interested in his celestial background. Even if he was then it had to depend on his clan ranking. After all, the Lofty Snow Palace was at the top echelon of the middle ranked patriarch clans.

Xu Wenping secretly whispered to Song Feixian and Shi Wan’Er, “What is going on? I thought that you are all supposed to be in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth? Why are you back so soon? And who is this Young Master Fang anyway? I’ve heard that the Sky Sword Pavilion is but a third tier celestial clan. Why should our Palace Mistress even be bothered with such a small fry?”

Xuan Danfeng smiled as she said, “Young Master Fang will be staying with us for a few months. During this period, he will also be my personal physician.”

Yu Degang was startled as he quickly asked, “Palace Mistress, are you unwell? Is that the reason why you are back so soon?” Then he looked at Xiaofang with a fierce stare, “Pardon me for saying this. Is this Young Master Fang even trustworthy of being your physician?”

Xuan Danfeng smiled, “It is just that I have a relapse of my old injuries. He is actually a miracle physician and in the entire celestial realm, you can’t find another physician like him.”

She paused to ponder before saying, “Feixian and Wenping, I want you to double up the martial training of our protégés. In six month time, we will be leading ten thousands of our protégés to the Unmoving Mountains.”

Wenping was startled as he asked, “The Unmoving Mountains? Isn’t that the base of the Ancient Ascension Sect? Are we doing battle with them?”

Xuan Danfeng replied coolly, “We are joining forces with the Ancient Ascension Sect to do battle with the Devil Isle.”

Wenping and Degang were shocked, “The Devil Isle? Isn’t this just a mythical place? The so call consecrated place of the celestial realm doesn’t really exist…”

Xuan Danfeng said with utmost seriousness, “The Devil isle does exist and they had even disrupted the Golden Clans Congregation. Be prepared for the worst. Almost all the celestial clans will be making their way to the Unmoving Mountains in the coming months to lend their assistance to the Ancient Ascension Sect. That will include the dark celestial clans as well.”

Wenping and Degang stared at each other in disbelief. The Ancient Ascension Sect was actually mobilizing the entire might of the celestial realm against the Devil Isle? Was it a little overkill?

Song Feixian solemnly said, “Protégé brothers, you got to believe this. The Devil Isle had almost defeated the entire congregation of celestial clans at the Nuer Mountains. We are lucky to be back.”

Wenping was startled, “What?!”

Wan’Er nodded quietly her tears started to brim, “We are even at their servitude for a month…”

Even Gong Nanyan who was expressionless all this while was suddenly looking at Wan’Er and Feixian with a perplexed look.

Wenping stammered, “How did this happen?”

Feixian said slowly, “I tell you later after we have received our Palace Mistress instructions.”

Xuan Danfeng was smiling weakly, “To tell you the truth, I did not believe it at first. Dozens of golden celestials and sacred saints were killed or wounded during the battle with the Devil Isle. Many of the smaller celestial clans even had their lineages wipe out as well…”

To the smaller celestial clans, having their golden celestials killed was a massive irreplaceable loss.

“If I tell you that this was all done by only two old freaks from the Devil Isle, will you believe me?”

“What?!”

“By only two old freaks?!”

Xuan Danfeng said sternly, “Therefore be prepared for the worst. The next battle will determine the fate of the celestial realm.”

Wenping stammered for words, “This…this is…just not possible…”

“Gong Nanyan.” Xuan Danfeng called out her name.

Gong Nanyan looked up with her icy countenances as she gestured with her fingers to receive the instructions of her Palace Mistress.

“Gong Nanyan,” Xuan Danfeng called out again. “I want you to show Young Master Fang around the palace and you will be his guardian during his entire stay here. Please ensure that his needs are being taken care of and he feels welcome here.”

Gong Nanyan seemed to frown lightly and there was an irritating look in her eyes, “I will.”

Wan’Er quickly said after noting Gong Nanyan displeasure look, “Palace Mistress, let me do it instead…”

Xuan Danfeng interrupted sharply, “No, I want Gong Nanyan to do the job.”

Gong Nanyan hummed softly as she stomped her foot lightly. This apparently was not lost on everyone, including Xuan Danfeng and Xiaofang.

Xiaofang thought, “It appears that she doesn’t seem to like me very much…”

Xuan Danfeng knew that this disciple of hers was too icy and lofty. That was why she had purposely asked her to take care of Xiaofang. If she had tasked Wan’Er to take care of Xiaofang, there was a possibility that Wan’Er may succumb to Xiaofang’s charms…

She said casually, “You are all dismissed. Gong Nanyan, don’t forget to bring Young Master Fang to see me in the morning for my therapy.”

Gong Nanyan shot Xiaofang with an icy look, “Follow me.”

Xiaofang did not dare to talk to her. He merely nodded and hastily followed after her.

After a while, he could not resist asking her. “Where are we going first?”

Gong Nanyan looked up before glancing downward as though she was unaware that someone was talking to her. She slowly said, “To the common hall where you will have your daily meals. The food here probably won’t suit your tastes since we only have ‘grass’ here.”

Xiaofang smiled as he continued to look around curiously, “That is alright. Now that I am a golden celestial, I can just meditate without food. The spiritual force here is really awesome. I feel that I can suck it into my inner core all day long. Maybe I can even achieve a breakthrough here. It is no wonder that the Lofty Snow Palace is a middle tier realm.”

“……”

This man had dared to taint his despicable aura with the superior spiritual aura here? This was really too infuriating for Gong Nanyan and she said coldly, “The spiritual force here is naturally superior to that of a third rate and second rate celestial clan. But I will strongly advise you against absorbing too much of the spiritual force here. It is because we are all negative bodies here and the cold spiritual force is more suitable to us than you. Judging from your aura, your attribute should be a positive type. This makes you ill-suitable to cultivate here. Moreover without our Icy Calmness Heart Intricacy to fight the bitter cold, you will soon find this place to be too cold for you to stay for long.”

Xiaofang asked politely, “Alas! Can you share with me your Icy Calmness Heart Intricacy?”

Gong Nanyan nearly spurt blood. Was he dense? He could not tell that she was being sarcastic? She replied coldly, “No, I can’t. It can only be taught to the protégés of the Lofty Snow Palace. You are merely an outsider.”

“Oh I see.” Xiaofang did not seem to mind. That was actually the common rule of the clans to teach only their secret skills to only their clan protégés.

This Young Master Fang was really too haughty. Did he not know that the individual clan skills cannot be taught to any outsiders?!

Gong Nanyan impression of this Young Master Fang had immediately hit rock bottom. She felt it was a terrible chore to deal with such a person.

“Little Protégé Sister Nanyan…” It was Song Feixian calling out to her.

Gong Nanyan merely nodded.

Song Feixian knew that Gong Nanyan was always like this so she did not really mind. She laughed softly as she said, “Our Palace Mistress reminds you to take care of Young Master Fang here. Surely you are not thinking of letting him take his meals at the common hall?”

Given Gong Nanyan disposition, she knew that she was precisely going to let Xiaofang had his meal at the common hall. “He is after all, an honorable guest at the Lofty Snow Palace. So Palace Mistress wants you to bring his daily meals to him to his room so that he can eat at his leisure.”

“……”

She was to bring his meal to him every day? She was a protégé disciple of the Lofty Snow Palace and not a serving maid…

“Oh yes,” Feixian said. “Get Young Master Fang warm milk for his morning meal. He likes his milk warm, remember that.”

Xiaofang said delightfully, “Yes, I like my milk warm.”

Gong Nanyan’s face began to darken as she asked slowly, “Where can I find milk for him?”

Feixian smiled, “I don’t know either. You have to find out yourself. Make it fast so that Young Master Fang can have his warm milk tomorrow morning.”

Gong Nanyan hummed coldly as she stared at Xiaofang icily. This stupid Young Master Fang was behaving like he was a kid. He actually wanted warm milk every day?!

Feixian continued indifferently, “Nanyan, please impart to him our Icy Calmness Heart Intricacy. We don’t want him to fall sick here, do we?”

“……”

Gong Nanyan immediately protested, “This is our clan’s secret heart intricacy…”

But Feixian interrupted coolly, “This is our Palace Mistress’ wishes.”

Gong Nanyan began to tremble lightly as she stomped her foot, “Alright then. Anything else?”

Feixian nodded, “Two more things. To make it convenient for him to meet our Palace Mistress in the morning, he will sleep in your room.”

This time Gong Nanyan actually had a reaction as her icy countenance broke as she said panicky, “This won’t be convenient for me. He is man…”

But Feixian waved her protests away, “Your quarter is in the inner sanctum and is nearest to our Palace Mistress. Moreover there are four of us in the inner sanctum with you. You can always shout for help if Young Master Fang decides to do anything funny to you.”

Gong Nanyan really could not believe what she was hearing from her eldest protégé sister, “When that happens, it will already be too late!”

Xiaofang immediately said, “Don’t worry Maiden Nanyan, I promise I won’t do anything funny.”

Gong Nanyan stared coldly at Xiaofang, “Your promise doesn’t count!”

Feixian said firmly, “Our Palace Mistress had already decided. Just endure for a while until Young Master Fang departs.”

Endure for a little while? Gong Nanyan’s lips were now trembling. She had never lost her cool before and today she suddenly found herself losing her cool so many times…

Feixian continued with a smile, “Show him our practice rooms. If there is any place that Young Master Fang wants to visit, don’t stop him.”

“Huh?!” Gong Nanyan asked with a jest, “Even the forbidden grounds?!”

Feixian replied nonchalantly, “Even the forbidden grounds.”

Gong Nanyan was startled…

Was this Young Master Fang just an honorable guest? His permission level was like the Palace Mistress herself. Not even direct protégé disciples were allowed into the forbidden grounds!

Xiaofang said thoughtfully, “Don’t worry. I won’t enter the forbidden grounds. This will be too disrespectful.”

Feixian smiled and praised him, “Young Master Fang is indeed a sensible hero.”

Gong Nanyan slowly said, “Elder protégé sister…don’t you think that…”

Feixian swiftly interrupted her, “Just make sure Young Master Fang feels welcome here. That will be your task. Since it is getting late now, why don’t you show Young Master Fang your room first?”

Then she smiled at Xiaofang before leaving, “Enjoy yourself.”

Gong Nanyan was stunned. Did her eldest protégé sister just tell this Young Master Fang to enjoy himself…in her room?”

Xiaofang smiled, “Maiden Nanyan, where is your room?”

Gong Nanyan trembled lightly as she said, “This way…”

What was going on? This special treatment for a lowly third rate celestial clan was unthinkable.

Xiaofang said politely, “I’m sorry for troubling you. I feel really appreciated for your hospitality.”

Gong Nanyan said icily, “Don’t say I didn’t warn you first. If you try anything funny, that will be the end of your manhood. So you better be wiser or else. You may have plenty of experiences outside but your party will end here.”

Xiaofang was thinking, “Does she mean if I touch her then she will cut off my manhood?” So he said hastily, “Don’t worry I am a gentleman.”

Gong Nanyan hummed coldly, “You better be.”

Soon they had reached Gong Nanyan room.

Her room was not what Xiaofang had expected. Her abode actually had an outer court and an inner court. And her room was partitioned into several rooms. There were the living room, dining room, guest room, personal room and a drying room.

Gong Nanyan said sternly, “Stay in your guest room and do not enter my personal room.”

Xiaofang nodded as he looked around curiously. It was spacious and clean.

H had just walked into the drying room and he was suddenly startled as he caught sight of the rows of lingerie that had come into his view.

He stared at the lingerie for some time before he regained his composure slowly. He suddenly remembered that due to the snow, his clothing in his bundle was somewhat damp. So he quickly opened his bundle to take out his clothing.

Just as he was clearing her lingerie to make room for his own clothing, Gong Nanyan had walked into the drying room with a horrified look as she stammered, “You are stealing my lingerie? You are such a pervert…”

Xiaofang immediately protested weakly, “This is a misunderstanding. This is not what you have seen. I’m just taking my clothing to dry…”

“And what is in your hands?”

“Your lingerie…”

“……”

“I’m clearing space for my own clothing…”

“Right, pervert…”

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Chapter 58: Gambit

In the dead of the night, two maidens were walking in the mountains.

Fan Yuqing sighed softly, “In the end, he still refuses to accept me…”

Feng Minyue nodded lightly, “I don’t think it is because he despises you but he has only Ye Jing in his heart. Sister saintess, you don’t have to be so disappointed…”

Fan Yuqing shook her head with a slow smile, “I’m not. I have expected it. I wish that I was there when he rejected me in front of the three patriarch clan leaders. The look on them must be golden.”

She was actually making fun of herself.

She smiled and said, “Minyue, do you know what is love?”

Feng Minyue was startled when Fan Yuqing had suddenly asked her this question. Slowly she said, “Isn’t it about two people liking each other?”

Fan Yuqing smiled, “Love can take many forms. Most loves are simply attraction. True love is mutual admiration for each other. If Xiaofang doesn’t like me now, I will make sure he does in the future. I will make him admire me.”

Feng Minyue was perplexed, “Make him admire you? How do you do that?”

Fan Yuqing said slowly, “He already has…”

Feng Minyue was startled, “He already has?”

Fan Yuqing nodded but did not elaborate further.

Suddenly, Fan Yuqing turned around slowly with a golden mask in her hand, “This place should be quiet enough and far from your protégés. Minyue, I am going to tell you a secret of mine. So be prepared.”

When Feng Minyue saw the golden mask, she was startled and she was even more startled when Fan Yuqing had suddenly put on the golden mask…

All of a sudden there was an oppressing aura that came from Fan Yuqing and Feng Minyue found herself taking two steps backward in fright.

A deep and mesmerizing voice spoke from behind the golden mask as even the mannerism of Fan Yuqing seemed to change, “I’m actually the Golden Mask Devil Goddess.”

Feng Minyue was startled, “You are…really the Golden Mask Devil Goddess?! No wonder, you have the Heavenly Heretic Divine Skill…”

Fan Yuqing laughter could be heard echoing, “Not me. You are the Golden Mask Devil Goddess.”

Then she removed the golden mask and tossed it to her as her voice returned to normal, “From now on, you are the Golden Mask Devil Goddess. This will be your other identity.”

Feng Minyue stammered, “I am…the Golden Mask Devil Goddess? Then what about you?”

Fan Yuqing smiled slowly, “I am the real Devil Goddess while you will masquerade as me when needed. After all, only the Devil Goddess can control her shadows.”

Feng Minyue asked curiously, “Masquerade as you? Control the Devil Goddess’ shadows?”

Fan Yuqing nodded slowly as she lay down two floating scrolls in front of her, “One of the scrolls will teach you how to disguise your voice as the Devil Goddess. The other scroll details the postures of the Devil Goddess. Do you get me?”

Feng Minyue asked in bewilderment, “I can understand the voice part but why do I need to learn the postures of the Devil Goddess? Is it to make the disguise more convincing?”

Fan Yuqing smiled faintly, “It is because the identity of the Golden Mask Devil Goddess is my fake identity. Her voice and even mannerisms are all faked by me. These measures are of course used to protect your true self. By learning how to fake the Devil Goddess’ mannerisms, you are also learning how to protect your real self from being discovered.”

Feng Minyue said slowly, “So you are the one that had massacred the Scarlet Heretic Sect?”

Fan Yuqing nodded slowly, “Do you have regrets now?”

Feng Minyue, “As long as I can follow you, I’ve no regrets.”

Fan Yuqing smiled as she stroked her long hair, “Good. When you have mastered the two disguise arts then I will be introducing you to my shadow servants.”

Feng Minyue lowered her glances for a moment as she said, “I should have suspect something when you have asked me to learn the skills on the Heavenly Heretic Divine Skill. But I have never suspected that you will be the Golden Mask Devil Goddess. It is because the reputation of the Golden Mask Devil Goddess is really bad.”

Fan Yuqing nodded lightly, “That is because when I was younger, I was too arrogant. What I did previously was actually no different from the deeds of the Devil Isle.”

Suddenly Feng Minyue had extended her hands to touch her tenderly, “Sister Saintess Yuqing, I understand. You don’t need to explain to me. I’m willing to shoulder your past deeds and accept who you really are. I will not disappoint you. You have placed your greatest secret in my hands. This great trust is sacred between us…”

Fan Yuqing smiled gently, “If I am a man, I will surely take you as my consort. But what a pity, I’m not…”

Then she suddenly whispered to her as she pushed her away, “Go now. Get away as fast as you can. I will be alright.”

Feng Minyue was startled when Fan Yuqing had suddenly pushed her away. It was only when she asked her to get away as fast as possible did she notice that the entire forest was enveloped with subtle killing intents. She did not question her and quickly fled in the darkness.

After a while, Fan Yuqing said coldly. “Since you have already come, why don’t you come out to meet me?”

An extremely beautiful lady with crimson eyes and long silver hair had materialized into view in a sudden. There was no sound and even her aura was concealed with utmost care. She was none other than the Devil Envoy.

The Devil Envoy asked, “You are not afraid of me?”

Fan Yuqing smiled gently, “If you are not a ghost then why should I be afraid of you?”

The Devil Envoy said coldly, “But very soon, someone here will soon be a ghost.”

Fan Yuqing chuckled softly, “I have thought that someone says that the Devil Isle will not be intervening in the celestial realm for the next six months?’

The Devil Envoy smiled coldly, “That may be true but I don’t need to wait six months before taking your life.”

Fan Yuqing hummed coldly, “You wouldn’t dare to.”

The Devil Envoy laughed coldly as she bended to and fro, “This must be the funniest thing that I ever heard from someone. Even if you are a peaked sacred saint, taking your life is just a flicker of my fingers.”

Fan Yuqing smiled, “You definitely can’t kill me. Want to have a bet?”

The Devil Envoy laughed coldly, “You will surely lose the bet!”

Fan Yuqing shrugged her shoulders lightly, “Surely you didn’t follow me just to assassinate me ahead of the six months meet?”

The Devil Envoy smirked coldly, “It seems that everyone has placed their hopes on you. I can imagine the panic if you are not around in six month time.”

Fan Yuqing giggled softly, “I can imagine so as well. Say, do you want to spar a little with me?”

There was a sudden light on her forehead as an insignia began to form on Fan Yuqing’s forehead.

This time, the Devil Envoy was startled. “Heavens Divinity. Fifth Immortal Positioning?! You have actually opened your heavenly eyes to the Fifth Immortal Positioning?!”

Fan Yuqing slowly walked forward, “I know that you are not weak either. You are at least of the fifth to sixth Immortal Positioning as well. So we are quite evenly matched.”

The Devil Envoy said coldly, “You have concealed your strength quite well, I must admit. Even I am fooled by you.”

Then she smiled coldly, “Your name is Fan Yuqing? I know who you are now.”

Fan Yuqing chuckled softly, “I don’t even know who I am. Do you think that you will know better than I do?”

The Devil Envoy smiled, “Isn’t it obvious? If you didn’t carry that Great Goddess bloodline, how is it possible for you to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth prematurely and you can even destroy its portal? I have heard that you disappeared a long time ago and to think that you are very much alive.”

Then she turned around and drifted away in the instant.

Fan Yuqing was startled that she would leave just like this, “How about our fight?”

A voice coldly echoed, “As her one and only bloodline, you should learn to treasure your own life first. Since I am now certain that you are not from either the Goddess Palace or the Melancholy Valley, there is no point in fighting you anymore. If you want to fight with me, come to the Unmoving Mountains in six month time.”

Fan Yuqing leaned her back quietly on a tree as she muttered, “Is it a blessing or a curse that I am carrying the bloodline of the Great Goddess Fan Tian? Everyone seems to have a high expectation of me since I was young but in the end, I’ve become the wayward child. I can never be a role model like my Sister Yi Si…”

She heaved a soft sigh. She had called for a bluff and it was a gambit against a super exponent like the Devil Envoy. In the end, the Devil Envoy had spared her only because of her bloodline and not because she was really afraid of her martial level. If a fight were to break out between them then there was no telling who would emerge as the victor.

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Chapter 57: Ridiculous Request

Xuan Danfeng was smiling to Xiaofang, “I’m so happy that you are visiting my Lofty Snow Palace. Rest assures that you will be our most honorable guest and you will surely have an unforgettable visit.”

Xiaofang smiled weakly, “Then I thank Palace Mistress Xuan for your hospitality first.”

He sighed softly. Ye Jing, Chu Yunfeng and Li’Er had already left for the Tranquil City at the first sign of dawn.

Ye Jing remind him before she had left, “Silly. It will only be for a short while. Moreover I got an important mission for you. The Lofty Snow Palace is a middle tier patriarch clan and therefore you got to learn their sword arts by hook or by crook…Don’t look at me like this. I am not asking you to be a spy…it is also not stealing…it is learning…you just need to go and turn on some of your charms…I’m not asking you to seduce anyone either…it is your responsibility as elder to do so…but never tell anyone that it is I who has taught you to do so when you are caught…”

Xuan Danfeng had promptly turned to the two maidens that were with her as his thoughts were being interrupted, “This is Shi Wan’Er and this is Song Feixian, both are my direct protégé disciples.”

Song Feixian obviously was a golden celestial as she had golden eyes, immediately greeted with a smile. “Young Hero Dugu, Song Feixian pays my humble respects to you.”

Shi Wan’Er greeted at almost the same time with a gentle smile, “Shi Wan’Er pays my humble respects to Young Hero Dugu.”

Xuan Danfeng waved a gesture to make an introduction, “I have five direct protégé disciples. Feixian is my number one disciple and she has followed me for three centuries while Wan’Er is my last disciple and she has followed me for less than a hundred years. The two of them are my capable disciples and I’m truly proud of them.”

Then she made a quick introduction, “These seven are my clan elders and those on the right are the masters of the Lofty Snow Palace.”

Xuan Danfeng had brought 3000 of her protégés to the Golden Clans Congregation and most of them were the elites of the Lofty Snow Palace. So she just introduced to Xiaofang some of the more important protégés of her clan to him.

Song Feixian and Shi Wan’Er were staring at Xiaofang intently…

It was because he looked really young and was now a golden celestial. They had remembered that he was not even a golden celestial when he had battled Xiao Shuai the first time round.

But the most important reason why they were staring intently at him was because they wanted to remember who he was because this was someone who possessed an immortal sword and his destiny was like the son of the heavens.

Xuan Danfeng laughed softly, “Feixian, if I did not know that you are going to marry your second protégé brother soon then I will surely think that you will be interested in him. And you Wan’Er…”

Shi Wan’Er immediately apologized with a flushed countenance, “I…I’m sorry. It is just that Elder Dugu Fang looks really young and he is already so impressive…”

She could not find words and she was honest in her appraisal of Xiaofang when her protégé mistress had suddenly called out her name.

Xuan Danfeng waved her fingers lightly, “Well, that isn’t wrong. He is only 17 this year.”

“Waaaaa?!”

“He is…only 17?!”

Song Feixian, Shi Wan’Er and all the dozens of listeners who had gathered were stunned. He was only 17 and he was already a golden celestial cultivator?

Wan‘Er was almost brimming with tears. She had worked hard on her cultivation every day and she was afraid of making even a slightest cultivation mistake. Becoming a golden celestial was her ultimate goal and she had dreamed of it every day…

Xuan Danfeng smiled deviously, “So please take care of him and make sure that he feels welcome while he is staying with us. After all, the entire fate of the celestial realm may lie with him.”

Feixian and Wan’Er immediately stammered as they bowed with their hands again to Xiaofang, “Yes! Yes protégé mistress! We will make sure that Elder Dugu Fang is given the best welcome.”

Xiaofang was feeling awkward so he bowed with his hands again, “Maidens, you are too polite…”

If they had discovered that Ye Jing had given him a mission to steal the sword arts of the Lofty Sword Manor, he began to wonder if he would get killed immediately…

Xuan Danfeng suddenly become solemn and said, “Listen all of you. I don’t want anyone of you to leak to anyone else who Xiaofang is. He will use the alias of Young Master Fang while he stays with us. Do not mention any of his feats in the Nuer Mountains. Is that understood?”

“Yes Palace Mistress!!!” Immediately all the elders and masters of the Lofty Snow Palace answered all at once.

“It seems so hype here today…” Feng Minyue had just come into view with four of her female protégés.

Xuan Danfeng laughed softly, “I wonder who it is. So it is our Sister Saintess Minyue here.”

Wan’Er, Feixian and Feng Minyue’s protégés immediately gave a hand bow when they saw each other.

Some of the protégés of the Lofty Snow Palace were actually gasping, “She is the Heavenly Fragrance Princess Feng Minyue? She is indeed worthy of being the number one beauty in the celestial realm…”

“Her grace and demeanor is so splendid…”

Feng Minyue took a glance at Xiaofang before she smiled gently, “Sister Saintess Xuan is teasing your sister again. I’ve just attained as a saintess and there are many areas that I am still lacking. I will still need your guidance.”

Xuan Danfeng smiled, “I am afraid that Sister Saintess Minyue is going to surpass me in the future and actually does not need my guidance.”

What she had said was the truth. Her cultivation progression had slowed down due to her injuries. Moreover Feng Minyue had become a saintess at a younger age than her. Therefore it was not wrong to say so that she had a higher potential.

During their one month of adventure together, they had actually become close to each other. If it was in the past, their pleasantries were actually filled with subtle mockeries. But it was no longer the case now.

Feng Minyue said gently, “I am here to bid you goodbye. I will be returning to my clan. Sister Saintess Yuqing will be leaving with me. She asks me to bid you and Xiaofang goodbye.”

Xiaofang asked curiously, “Did she say when we can see her again?”

Feng Minyue smiled gently as she looked at Xiaofang, “She says she does not want to see ‘that’ heartless fellow again.”

Xiaofang countenance changed almost immediately as he murmured, “Heartless…fellow…”

Feng Minyue whispered, “But she also says that once she had thought of the three things that she wants you to do for her, she will come to look for you. Therefore even if you want to escape, you can’t.”

Xiaofang was startled as he thought, “She even tells Feng Minyue about our secret agreement?”

Just as he was about to reply to Feng Minyue, the banners of the Celestial Sword Clan, the Ancient Ascension Sect and Divine Sovereign Clan came into view hastily. More than a hundred people were seen coming their way.

Xiaofang had immediately recognized that it was Grandmaster Yun Zongheng, Grandmaster Yuan Tianba and the Ascension Master Tie Nansen that were leading the group as they shouted hastily, “Young Hero Fang, please don’t go yet!”

Xuan Danfeng raised her eyebrows as she said unhappily, “What? Don’t tell me that the three of you are trying to vie for him?”

Ascension Master Tie Nansen said politely, “We still have no chance to thank young hero and you are leaving so soon.”

Xuan Danfeng smiled coldly, “I’m sure that you didn’t come here to tell us that. Hurry and tell us your business.”

The protégés of the Lofty Snow Palace were a little shocked that their Palace Mistress was actually so rude to the Ascension Master Tie Nansen who were an intermediate sacred saint.

But the Ascension Master Tie Nansen did not seem to mind as he quickly said, “It is like this. This morning we have all received a sudden letter from the Devil Isle that they will come to the Unmoving Mountains in six month time for a showdown with the righteous celestial clans. As you know, the Unmoving Mountains is where the Ancient Ascension Sect is situated and if the Ancient Ascension Sect were to fall then it will be disastrous for the rest of the righteous celestial clans in the celestial realm.”

He paused to look at Xuan Danfeng, Feng Minyue and Xiaofang, “So we hope that the three of you will be able to come with your forces to the Ancient Ascension Sect to deal with Devil Isle when the time comes.”

Xuan Danfeng sighed softly, “I’m sure you want Xiaofang to come more than anyone of us.”

The Ascension Master Tie Nansen smiled weakly, “We need all the saints and saintess fighters that we can muster in order to deal with this crisis. To be honest, we need Saintess Yuqing and Xiaofang to be our champions. This isn’t about the fate of just the Ancient Ascension Sect but the entire celestial realm.”

Xuan Danfeng nodded, “Actually I do understand and will surely come. It is just that I don’t really believe that the Devil isle will actually dare to storm the Unmoving Mountains given how heavily fortified it is. I’m sure there are quite a few sacred saints from the Ancient Ascension Sect that will end their seclusion to defend the clan. I’m actually quite weak.”

Grandmaster Yuan Tianba sighed, “We are also quite weak. Given we got just six months, I plan to break to the sacred saint level to fight the Devil isle with all I’ve got.”

Grandmaster Yun Zongheng was also sighing, “Same here as well. I really don’t want to be their slaves again. For the past 1 month, I’ve enough of the humiliation.”

Xuan Danfeng quietly bowed with her hand gestures as a respect. It was because she knew that Grandmaster Yuan Tianba and Grandmaster Yun Zongheng were both peaked golden celestials who had purposely delayed breaking through to the sacred saint level. As a golden celestial they had long lives and as clan leaders, they had all the powers that they could wield over their protégés. So it was unnecessary for them to risk the life and death tribulation for a breakthrough to the sacred saint level. So much risk yet for a minute increase in power was not worth the risk…

Feng Minyue was lucky to have a breakthrough to the sacred saint level. Unlike Grandmaster Yun Zongheng and Grandmaster Tianba, she was from the bottom three patriarch clans. If she could breakthrough then there was a hope for the continuation of her clan’s survival. If she fails then she could simply pass on the mantle of responsibility to her successor. The cultivation arts of the Heavenly Fragrance Villa treated life and death as mere passing without any serious consequences.

But at her most crucial period of breakthrough from a golden celestial to a sacred saint, she had suddenly feared death. She had a premonition that she would surely fail unless she did something and that was when she had heard that the Saintess Yuqing had a Rainbow Saint Pill in her hands…

Therefore Feng Minyue totally understood why Yuan Tianba and Yun Zongheng had chosen not to breakthrough earlier. But now it was different. They too, were fighting for their clans’ survival now. She raised her hands to bow respectfully, “Heavenly Fragrance Princess Feng Minyue will be at the Ancient Ascension Sect in six month time too.”

Xiaofang said politely, “I will be there to lend my puny assistance.”

The Ascension Master Tie Nansen was touched as he gave a half bow respectfully, “Thank you all…may the ancestors of the Ancient Ascension Sect bless you and grant you their special favors…”

Grandmaster Yuan Tianba and Grandmaster Yun Zongheng were also giving a half bow silently as an appreciation of their gratefulness.

Xuan Danfeng solemnly said, “We are all in the same boat anyway. It is not as though I want to be their slave too. Naturally we will fight together. I’m just afraid that my clan strength is insufficient and we will only be embarrassing ourselves.”

The Ascension Master Tie Nansen immediately said, “Not at all, not at all.”

Then he turned to Xiaofang and said, “We have tried to find your Holy Consort Ye but she has already left the vicinity. It is a good thing that you are still around. May Young Hero Fang please relay the same message to her and please invite Saintess Yuqing to come as well?”

Xiaofang answered politely, “The Holy Consort has already departed this morning. The reason why I am still here is because I am going to pay a visit to the Lofty Snow Palace.”

The Ascension Master Tie Nansen was startled, “You are going to the Lofty Snow Palace? If Young Hero Fang, you are not in a hurry to go back to the Holy Citadel City then why not pay a visit to the Ancient Ascension Sect? We have the best cultivation resources for your needs…”

Xuan Danfeng was really afraid that Xiaofang may just leave with Tie Nansen, so she quickly interrupted. “Hey, hey! Xiaofang, he is visiting the Lofty Snow Palace to find a treatment for my injuries. So he really can’t go with you.”

She had spent considerable efforts to persuade Ye Jing to let Xiaofang come with her. So she was not about to give him up so easily!

Ye Jing had asked, “So what is the benefit if Xiaofang goes with you to your place for a while?”

She had answered, “I can show him my clan secret cultivation arts and swordplay…and more…”

Ye Jing had pondered for a while before replying with a devious smile, “This sounds good. But don’t make it so obvious. I want him to have…a little fun…”

Although she could not grasp what Ye Jing’s idea of a fun was but she was immediately glad that she had agreed to let Xiaofang comes with her.

The Ascension Master Tie Nansen looked a little disappointed but he did not forced the issue, “Oh I see. Then forget about it…”

Then he said, “I will get my fastest scout to intercept Holy Consort Ye and Saintess Yuqing then and invite them to the Unmoving Mountains.”

Feng Minyue suddenly said quietly, “I’m afraid that my Sister Saintess Yuqing is not with the Holy Citadel City.”

The Ascension Master Tie Nansen was startled, “Then where she is? We need to look for her…”

Feng Minyue said coolly as she glanced at Xiaofang, “She says she doesn’t want to be involved in the fight with the Devil isle because there is absolutely no benefit for her to do so.”

The Ascension Master Tie Nansen, Grandmaster Yun Zongheng and Grandmaster Yuan Tianba were shocked, “No benefit?!”

The Ascension Master Tie Nansen quickly said anxiously, “Please let her know that the Ancient Ascension Sect will provide her with any celestial resources that she may require if she can come to help us.”

Feng Minyue smiled faintly, “A peaked saintess like her does not need any celestial resources. Even if you can take out an immortal sword for her, she may not even be interested.”

The Ascension Master Tie Nansen stammered, “We…we can even help her to ascend as an immortal…she is free to use the ascension platform that is unique to my clan…her odds of ascension will greatly be increased if she uses it…”

Feng Minyue shook her head, “That is not what she wants either. She is feeling hurt when our Young Hero Xiaofang here rejects her in public, causing her great distress and humiliation. Therefore she is thinking of entering seclusion for a long time.”

The Ascension Master Tie Nansen felt like tearing his hair and he immediately shook Xiaofang, “Hero Fang then you got to marry the Saintess Yuqing. For the sake of the celestial realm…”

Xiaofang was startled as he stammered, “No, I can’t…”

Even Grandmaster Yuan Tianba had suddenly joined in to plead, “Young Hero Fang, you know that we have already cancelled my son engagement with her. Now she has nothing to do with my son. If you don’t marry Saintess Yuqing then we are all doomed…”

Grandmaster Yun Zongheng was lamenting as he grabbed Xiaofang too, “This concerns the fate of the entire celestial realm. For the sake of all of us, you have to tell Saintess Yuqing you love her and you are willing to take her as your consort. As a worthy man, you are allowed to take more consorts in the future. So don’t limit yourself…”

Xiaofang was too stunned for words as he looked at Xuan Danfeng and Feng Minyue for help but they were all pretending that they did not hear…

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Chapter 56: Quiet Time

Ye Jing and Xiaofang were sitting together as they overlooked the lofty mountains. It was just the two of them.

The breeze was refreshing and the clouds were thicker than usual. For a while, they were just enjoying their quiet time together before they headed home.

Ye Jing was swinging her legs as she inhaled deeply, “I didn’t think that you will declare your love for me so boldly in front of so many. Have you eaten a dragon gut?”

Xiaofang was grinning, “Yup, I think so.”

Ye Jing smiled gently before she said quietly, “Sister Yuqing says that she will be leaving us to settle her own stuff. What do you think? Don’t you want her to stay with us?”

Xiaofang shook his head, “She must have plenty of things to settle. We have no right to ask her to stay with us.”

Ye Jing leaned her head gently on his shoulder, “Are you dense? You can’t tell that she likes you?”

Xiaofang shrugged his shoulder and replied nonchalantly, “It has to be mutual like Jing’Er had said.”

Ye Jing giggled softly, “Oh yes? I saw you peeking at her quite a few times and your hands seem to be so naughty when you are handling her.”

Xiaofang was suddenly flustering, “Says who?”

Ye Jing gently pushed him away as she chuckled softly, “I saw you. Stop bluffing me. She is a peerless goddess who can melt the hearts of men and women. I don’t believe that you won’t be tempted. And you seem to be staring at Xuan Danfeng legs as well. How can I believe you?”

Xiaofang protested awkwardly, “It is all because my Jing’Er doesn’t want to show me any attention…”

Ye Jing leaned her head forward and laughed softly, “So it becomes my fault?”

Then she leaned on the grass patch as she watched the clouds, “You know Xiaofang. We only got six months of respite if we were to believe the words of the Devil Isle. Maybe even less than that. I really don’t mind if you take Yuqing or Danfeng as your concubines but I got to be your main consort. Deal?”

Xiaofang sighed softly, “You know that I have already told everyone that the only maiden that I like is my Jing’Er? How can I go back on my words?”

Ye Jing got up and whispered to his ears, “You’re so badass. Like real I believe in you. I remember how you made your first promise to me not to tell anyone but you ended up telling your mum…Did you know how embarrassed that I was at that time? I had wished that I could dig a hole at that time…”

Xiaofang ears had turned really red as he said weakly, “Alas, that time….I really did not mean it…”

Ye Jing suddenly smiled mysteriously, “Anyway Xiaofang. Listen up. I’ve already promised Xuan Danfeng to let you visit the Lofty Snow Palace as an honorable guest. So make the full use of your time and enjoy your stay there.”

Xiaofang was startled, “Jing’Er, you did what?!”

Ye Jing said quietly, “The Lofty Snow Palace is just nearby and will be near to the Tranquil City that I will be visiting. I am going to pay the Ruler of the Tranquil City a visit. I have some tricky questions that I need to ask her.”

Xiaofang panicky said, “Jing’Er, let me go with you…”

Ye Jing shook her head lightly, “No, you can’t. Don’t worry, I won’t be in any danger. Have you forgotten that I am the patriarch of the Tranquil City? I will be safe there.”

Xiaofang protested, “What if the Devil Isle pursues you into the Tranquil City?”

Ye Jing giggled, “I am just a small fry. Frankly speaking, you should worry more about yourself. I am quite sure that you and Yuqing will be on their number one hit list. Anyway, the Devil Isle won’t dare to approach the Tranquil City.”

Xiaofang asked curiously, “The Devil Isle won’t dare to approach the Tranquil City? Jing’Er, are you certain?”

Ye Jing nodded slowly before she whispered, “You promise you don’t tell it to anyone…I suspect that the Goddess Palace is actually at the Tranquil City itself…”

“Huh?!! No way…” Xiaofang was shocked to hear.

Ye Jing continued, “It won’t be convenient for you or anyone to follow me. Got it?”

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