Chapter 90: Ye Jing Heavenly Decree
The first time that Yu’Er had transformed from a red bird to a phoenix in front of Luo Bihua and Gong Nanyan, they were startled that the red bird that was constantly following Ye Jing around was actually a large phoenix.
Ye Jing laughed softly as she introduced, “This is Yu’Er, my contract divine beast. Isn’t she beautiful?”
Gong Nanyan was astonished that Yu’Er was able to transform herself, “Indeed, she is so beautiful.”
Ye Jing smiled, “She is a seven rank saint phoenix already. That why she is able to transform. But it has to do with her strong bloodline too. Not all phoenixes are able to transform. Yu’Er is really a rare phoenix.”
Yu’Er began to shriek aloud, “Of course I am special!”
Ye Jing laughed as she said, “She is saying, she is a really special phoenix.”
Luo Bihua was astonished, “Master Teacher, you can communicate with Yu’Er?”
Ye Jing giggled, “Yes, somehow I can understand Yu’Er. Maybe it is because we are bonded since we are young.”
Ye Jing and her group began the slow move toward the Unmoving Mountains. They were taking a longer route because all the hundreds of celestial clans were gathering there for a showdown with the Devil Isle.
Ye Jing had sent Yu’Er to scout ahead of them when they were on the move so that they could have prior warning and hide themselves. Now that they were in the central regions of the Nine Celestial Fraternity, Ye Jing did not want her enemies to know her whereabouts.
After a few days, Gong Nanyan finally decide to ask the curious question that she had in her mind when Ye Jing, Xiaofang and her were along in the mountains as they looked for a path through the mountain ranges.
“Sister Jing’Er, you have said that you are tasked to avert a deadly divine calamity for the Goddess Palace. I can’t believe that the Goddess Palace has only sent only two sacred saints to help you to finish your mission. Isn’t it a little too underwhelming for such a monument mission?”
Even Xiaofang could not resist saying, “I feel that the Goddess Palace can contribute more but it seems that they did not want to.”
Ye Jing laughed softly, “Actually I did ask them before but they cannot intervene directly.”
Gong Nanyan asked curiously, “Why so? It seems that the Goddess Palace is as formidable as the Devil Isle. Don’t they have more sacred saints in the Goddess Palace to aid you? Even more golden celestials are alright as well.”
Ye Jing heaved a soft sigh, “Actually the Goddess Palace is much weaker than you think. They can only enlist two to aid me.”
Gong Nanyan was startled but before she could say anything, Xiaofang had jumped in to say with a stunned expression, “I don’t believe…”
Ye Jing suddenly lowered her voice to a whisper, “Do you believe that immortals can exist in our world?”
Gong Nanyan shook her head, “According to the celestial laws, it is difficult for an immortal to descend to the celestial realm again once they had ascended. If they can descend to the celestial realm then I think the entire balance of the celestial realm will be upset. We don’t know how strong an immortal is except that they are once peaked sacred saints.”
Ye Jing said, “Actually it is exactly as you have said. They have the strength of the peaked sacred saints plus a little stronger due to their advance state of divinity and immortal cultivation methods. I have actually met a few of them.”
Gong Nanyan was gasping slowly as Ye Jing’s words began to sink in, “You’ve met the immortals?”
Ye Jing nodded, “When I had climbed to the top of the Heavenly Temple, I had met the Heaveness and she had even made me her successor.”
Gong Nanyan was startled as she said, “The mystical Heaveness actually dwells in the Heavenly Temple? Didn’t she ascend a long time ago? I have once climbed the heavenly steps of the Heavenly Temple but I didn’t make it…”
Ye Jing smiled, “I know. They told me that you are actually one of the possible candidates to be the Goddess Envoy because of your accomplishment in climbing the heavenly steps.”
Gong Nanyan was stunned, “I am also one of the possible candidates for the Goddess Envoy?”
Ye Jing nodded, “That’s right. But in the end, they decide to choose me to do this no thanks mission.”
Gong Nanyan smiled weakly, “I don’t understand why the Heaveness who is a champion of the good will wants you to create so many disturbances in the celestial realm? She can do it herself, am I right? Or is it because their strength is restricted in the celestial realm and they cannot act freely?”
Ye Jing patiently explained, “I don’t know if they are restricted but this deadly divine calamity that is soon to happen is the Dark Divine Descendant where the lawful divine laws will be suppressed and the chaotic divine laws will reign supreme for a time, favoring the dark celestial cultivators to ascend to the immortal realm. When that happens, the dark celestial cultivators will get stronger by slaying the other celestials.”
She sighed softly, “This is actually the worst of all the dark divine calamities. If only we can avert this then the celestial realm will have peace for a long time.”
Gong Nanyan looked at Ye Jing blankly. She did not know that Ye Jing has carried such a heavy weight upon her shoulder. She was not only racing for time to save herself but she was also racing to save the celestial realm.
Xiaofang was stunned too. It was because Ye Jing had never told him before. Finally he knew the reason why she was wreaking havoc.
Ye Jing lowered her beautiful eyes before adding quietly, “The immortals are no longer the lawful beings of the celestial realm anymore and can no longer uphold the lawful divine laws. They will only hasten the coming of the Dark Divine Descendant if they do intervene.”
Gong Nanyan gasped softly, “I never know that there are immortals in the celestial realm. It is no wonder that we rarely catch their glimpse. If there is one bad immortal that can descend down the celestial realm, then it will be disastrous for us.”
Ye Jing laughed softly, “I have actually asked that question too. The hidden immortals will handle the rogue immortal so we don’t really need to worry too much about it. The dark immortals do intervene from time to time but they will only do so indirectly in order not to incur the wrath of the other immortals.”
Gong Nanyan and Xiaofang had gathered very close to Ye Jing as they waited for her to share more to them…
But Ye Jing simply gave them a faint smile, “You know, I am actually not supposed to tell anyone about this.”
When she saw their pleading eyes, she sighed softly. “We’re going to gather all the hatred, killing intents, malevolent aura and the negative dark emotions to a single place. What next, I really do not know yet. It is because the heavenly decree that I got from the Goddess Palace has not revealed the text yet. Got it?”
Xiaofang stared at Ye Jing, “Jing’Er, you actually got the heavenly decree already?”
Ye Jing nodded lightly, “The day that I’ve decided to become their Goddess Envoy is the day that I got the heavenly decree of the Goddess Palace.”
As Gong Nanyan listened, she was more and more mystified. “What is this heavenly decree about?”
Ye Jing said casually, “I will say that it is a command from the heavens above indicating our permissible next moves. It is not only the Goddess Palace that has the heavenly decree but the Devil Isle also has one.”
She gave a sheepish look at them before she smiled, “Our mission is really simple. Seize the heavenly decree of the Devil Isle by defeating them at the Unmoving Mountains. Then it is done.”
Xiaofang blinked, “Sounds easy enough but who will do it?”
Ye Jing and Gong Nanyan responded by looking intently at Xiaofang with innocent and angelical smiles that could melt Xiaofang’s heart…
Xiaofang muttered miserably, “Did I somehow dig my own hole?”