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 Yin 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…”