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Chapter 134: Meeting Old Friends

Ye Jing and Xiaofang were now walking along the corridor of the Goddess Palace that was hidden in Tranquil City. They had recently returned from the Willow Winds Manor and had bid farewell after staying there for a few days.

Before she had left, she had appointed Chu Yunfeng as the acting Master Teacher on her behalf and also officially made him her direct protégé.

“Did you see how hidden this place is? Without me to guide you, you will never be able to find it. Also you need a special token to gain access to the illusionary portals here as well.” Ye Jing was laughing.

This was Xiaofang first visit into the Goddess Palace and he was in awe of the majestic of the palace, “This is the place where the Goddess Isa stays?”

Ye Jing nodded, “It is actually a very big palace. Well, when I wake up, I didn’t really see her at all. But if you do see her, you must bow to your knees for she is the Goddess of the Celestial Realm. But of course, she may well decide to strike you dead for intruding into her palace without any invite.”

“……”

“You must know that I, myself is also a guest here. I’ll no right to invite anyone, you know.”

Xiaofang smiled weakly and tried to divert the conversation to something else, “I’m really surprised that Brother Yunfeng will be at such a desolate place and he even got married to Bihua.”

Ye Jing smiled, “I guess that to Bihua, Yunfeng is more than her Brother Yunfeng. Moreover, she is pretty close to Li’Er too. It is good that he is there. I’m sure that in the past 8 years, he has been contributing quite a lot of efforts to build up the place. The people are much happier now. When I am back to the Holy Citadel City, I am going to send twenty enlighten celestials to aid Chu Yunfeng. He needs all the help that he can get. After all, that place is full of desolate monsters…”

As she continued to talk, Xiaofang was quietly looking at her subtle smiling expression. His heart was smiling because he finally got to see her again. She was still the same old her and she was as innocent as ever. He silently said, “Jing’Er, you have a good heart. This time I’ll protect you and I won’t let you come to harm…”

“….that’s why I’ve decided to appoint him as the acting Master Teacher. After all, he is a more suitable leader than I am. This will give him the authority to act freely. Alas, I have lost Li’Er…who will help me get dress and groom in the future…” Ye Jing was chatting nonstop, not mindful if Xiaofang was really paying attention or not and her eyes were constantly looking at Yu’Er, “Hey Yu’Er, say something will you?”

Yu’Er who was a little red bird again was flying around Ye Jing as she chirped, “That’s right, that’s right…”

Ye Jing laughed softly, “Xiaofang…do you think that Yunfeng knows that we’re together? That silly Yunfeng, he thought that you have only Nanyan…”

Xiaofang smiled weakly, “Sooner or later, he will know. Moreover…” He wanted to tell Ye Jing that Li’Er was smarter than she thought she was and she had probably known. Whether she did tell Chu Yunfeng, he did not know.

After a while, they had reached a golden door with silver inlaid designs, Ye Jing suddenly stopped and said. “Xiaofang, we are going to see Fan Yuqing and Feng Minyue, the two beauties of the celestial realm. Aren’t you excited?”

Xiaofang stared at the door and murmured, “Fan Yuqing…” The last time that he had seen her, he had actually drawn his sword at her and had even fought with her. He was upset with her for a very long time for killing Ye Jing and he was even in a deep depression. What he did not tell Ye Jing was that his Crisis Divinity had almost killed him during this time. It was a lucky thing that Gong Nanyan was there with him all along. Later, he had even married her because he was in no condition to take care of Little Fenghuang himself…

Just as Xiaofang was about to push the large door open, Ye Jing panicky said. “Wait Xiaofang! Don’t push the door like this. Remember to knock first. You never know if they are in a state of undress or anything. Maybe they are even doing something funny inside. You never know if they are hiding a man or something, you know….”

“Just come in…I’ve heard your nonstop babbling from a mile away…” It was the voice of Fan Yuqing.

Ye Jing had a sheepish look as she pushed the door opened, “Oh well, let’s go in Xiaofang…”

Fan Yuqing and Feng Minyue were already seated and they were appraising tea when they had entered. Feng Minyue gave a faint smile at Xiaofang and Ye Jing when they had entered the hall while Fan Yuqing did not even look in their direction as she simply said gently, “So you’re finally thinking of coming back.”

Xiaofang immediately greeted, “Saintess Fan, Saintess Feng. Dugu Fang pays my respect to you.”

Feng Minyue smiled, “Xiaofang, why are you suddenly so polite? You used to address us as Saintess Yuqing and Saintess Minyue. You’re so distant nowadays.”

Xiaofang muttered, “I…Saintess Minyue, how have you been?”

Feng Minyue smiled, “I’m good. I see that you have regained your golden eyes now. Your cultivation seems to have improved. You look a little different now.”

When she had said that, even Fan Yuqing took a subtle glance at him before she returned to sip her hot tea. There was a slight flush on Fan Yuqing’s cheek as she looked away…

Fan Yuqing said coldly, “Ye Jing, why did you bring a stranger here? Do you know that this is the Goddess Palace. Who gives you the permission to bring him here?”

Ye Jing turned to rebuke Xiaofang gently, “I told you so but you insist that I bring you here…”

Xiaofang: …

Then Ye Jing waved her fingers, “But since you are already here and we can’t reverse the time anyway, you may stay here for the time being.”

Fan Yuqing groaned softly, “I’m talking about you, Ye Jing. I know that it is your idea.”

Xiaofang bowed with his hands respectfully, “Saintess Fan…Yuqing…I thank you for saving Jing’Er. There is no way that I can repay you but if you need me to do anything, I will do my best to accomplish it.”

Fan Yuqing did not look at him as she lowered her glances as she silently said, “You still owe me three tasks…”

Ye Jing laughed, “Since we are all going to the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, we are going to need a strong help like Xiaofang. Am I right? He is bound to be useful and he can repay you with helping you to wash your clothes and washing the dishes. He can be our maid…”

Xiaofang, Fan Yuqing, Feng Minyue: …

Fan Yuqing said coldly, “I never say that I’m going to the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth with you.”

“Eh?!” Ye Jing was startled, “Sister Yuqing, you’re…not going? You have promised me…”

Fan Yuqing turned to look at Ye Jing, “When did I promise you?”

Ye Jing huffed softly, “But you never say you won’t go when I say we’re going to the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, am I right? Moreover, it won’t be fun without you.”

“Fun?” Fan Yuqing was groaning softly. “It is a life and death trial inside the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. Haven’t you died enough already to be afraid of dying?”

Ye Jing giggled softly, “That are two different types of dying. The inside of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth is so wondrous and beautiful that I haven’t seen enough of it.”

Fan Yuqing said with a displeased tone, “We’re not going there for sightseeing.”

Ye Jing laughed, “Did you just say we? Then as long as we are going there together, you can say whatever you want. So where can we find Xuan Danfeng?”

Fan Yuqing groaned softly before she said gently, “Although it is not possible to know where Xuan Danfeng is at the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth but the Goddess Isa has secretly told me that she is still in the library of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. Had she gone into the trials of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth then this won’t be possible for us to find her anymore.”

Ye Jing asked, “I thought that her name is in the heavenly decree? How come she is in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth? And what is this library?”

Fan Yuqing said nonchalantly, “That is her choice. I have no idea. Why are you asking so much? Just follow me and you will know.”

Ye Jing was smiling, “Thank you Sister Yuqing!…”

Then she looked at Fan Yuqing and Xiaofang with a suspicious look, “Did something happen to the two of you lately? Don’t tell me that you have a lover’s quarrel or something?”

Xiaofang: …

Fan Yuqing turned to stare coldly at her, “Ye Jing, why don’t you die again?”

Xuan Danfeng was in the library of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and she was giggling. There were endless cultivation slips in the library of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and she was trying to absorb as much as she could.

Her original intention was to spend just six months here. As soon as she could regain her spiritual strength, she would set off for the trials of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and to lay her hands on finding many treasures as possible.

But once she had arrived at the library of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, she had found herself unable to pull away her eyes from the cultivation slips that were here.

She had even tried to steal the cultivation slips by putting them all into her spatial storage but a mysterious force prevented her from doing so. Dejected, she tried to copy the cultivation slips but she cursed herself for not bringing any brush and paper. Therefore she could only try to memorize as many useful cultivation slips as possible.

But there were simply too many cultivation slips that she had wanted to commit to memory…

Soon, she had even lost track of the time that she was here.

She was constantly lamenting, “Ten years are too short. If I can stay here for a thousand years, I don’t mind at all…”

This day, she had found an interesting cultivation slip that could boost the spiritual strength of the icy practitioners and just as she was about to practice the methods that were in the cultivation slip, three maidens and a man had suddenly emerged from a portal that had suddenly appeared.

She was startled because she had recognized the four of them and even more startled because anyone that had entered the library of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth was supposed to be in their isolated spaces and would not be disturbed by anything or forces.

Xuan Danfeng was smiling as she immediately walked to Xiaofang, “Isn’t this Xiaofang? You look like such a fine young man now. You look a little taller now but why are you still so thin?”

Xiaofang muttered awkwardly, “Saintess Danfeng, it has been such a long time. I hope that you are well.”

Ye Jing groaned softly, “Sister Danfeng, how come you are greeting Xiaofang first and not us? It looks like you have not seen a man for a very long time.”

Xuan Danfeng was laughing as she looked at Ye Jing, Fan Yuqing and Feng Minyue. “That is because I know nothing good will come from the three of you. How come you can be here and how did you find me?”

Fan Yuqing said, “We have come specially to look for you to take the trials of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth together.”

Ye Jing was giggling, “Aren’t you glad? Aren’t you excited?”

Xuan Danfeng smiled weakly, “Then you can go now because I’m not going. I am going to stay here until the ten year period is over. Well, don’t forget to watch your backs and take good care of yourself while you are at the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth…”

Ye Jing was groaning, “You are not coming with us?”

Xuan Danfeng laughed gently, “Look at these cultivation slips here. Since you are here, why don’t we start to research these cultivation slips together?”

Fan Yuqing said, “These are classroom stuff. If you truly wish to improve upon your cultivation, you should go and experience the trials.”

Xuan Danfeng chuckled softly, “Now I don’t even need to take any risk and I got all these cultivation slips. Who needs to take a trial when I am a great saintess now?”

Fan Yuqing interrupted, “Have you forgotten who is the one that has helped you to overcome your lightning tribulation to become a great saintess?”

Then she had taken out a torch and she was already torching the shelves, “Fine then. But before we go, I will first burn all the cultivation slips here.”

Xuan Danfeng was stunned, “This…you can’t do this to me…I…”

Xuan Danfeng suddenly stared at Ye Jing as she muttered, “Wait a minute. Aren’t you dead? Are you a ghost? I…must be afflicted from deviation phenomenon and hence is experiencing hallucinations now. I must have been going too deep into some of the cultivation slips that I am not supposed to…all these are not real at all…”

Ye Jing made a ghostly face and wailed, “Huhuhu, I am indeed a ghost and I’ve come to take your soul away…”

But when Ye Jing made the ghostly face, Xuan Danfeng had quickly regained her composure. “Sister Ye Jing, you aren’t dead, aren’t you?”

Ye Jing giggled, “How did you know that I’m not a ghost?”

Xuan Danfeng smiled weakly, “You are the fakest ghost that I’ve ever seen in my entire life…”

Ye Jing laughed, “Well, it doesn’t matter. Aren’t you glad that I’m alive and kicking?”

Xuan Danfeng groaned softly, “It isn’t funny, you know. I’ve almost thought that I have a deviation phenomenon. Tell me how come you are suddenly alive?”

Then she turned and looked at Fan Yuqing who was torching the shelves, “You are really burning down the library…”

Fan Yuqing looked at her coolly and smiled, “So are you coming or not?”

Xuan Danfeng cursed them silently before she smiled, “Of course I am with my sisters. I miss all of you so much…” But her eyes were on the cultivation slips that were scattered around the place…

Everyone: …

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Chapter 133: The Mysterious Immortal

Somewhere below the misty fogs of the Unmoving Mountains, was a well-built man. He was none other than Liang Ni. After eight long years, he had finally attained the initial sacred saint level.

Everyone had thought that he was dead when he was thrown down the mountains. That was what he had thought as well.

Now he was ready to take vengeance on Mu Huiyin, Tie Nansen, Xuan Danfeng and Dugu Fang.

For the past couple of years, he had been sneaking into the Ancient Ascension Sect to abduct the female protégés and laying waste to them. It was a lucky thing that all the celestial experts of the Ancient Ascension Sect was now in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and there were few that could stop him from abducting dozens of female protégés so that he could feast upon them.

And now he had decided to leave this hideout and to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.

It seemed that Xuan Danfeng had not informed the rest of the patriarch clans what he had done because she was trying to keep things discreet. This will provide him a cover to ambush and to slain the other celestials inside the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth so that he could absorb their cultivation cores.

That was a new martial skill that he had learnt from the immortal cultivation slip that his mysterious savior had given him…

After centuries of biding his time, he was finally on a path of greatness that would see him dual cultivating as both a saint and monarch at the same time. With his present strength now, he could even take on a great saint.

He was smiling, “Fan Yuqing, even if you refuse me again, I will take you by force…”

He began to recount the miraculous events that had happened to him 8 years ago…

8 years ago below the mists of the Unmoving Mountains…

When he had opened his eyes, he saw a fine and young looking man that was looking at him with a smile. He had purple eyes unlike anyone that he had seen and he could not even tell what his cultivation level was.

He was heard saying, “It’s a good thing that you got an excellent constitution and physique. If not, it will require more than a miracle to revive you.”

Liang Ni was startled and immediately stammered out, “Who…are you?”

The man smiled, “You are originally a dead man but I have revived you. I am sure you did not want to go back being a dead man again, am I right?”

Liang Ni stammered weakly, “What…do you want?”

The man laughed softly, “Who I am is not important. But there is really something that I do want from you. I need you to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and get me the artefact core of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. Can you do that?”

Liang Ni said weakly, “This is…an impossible task that you are asking of me. I can’t even access the third level of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and I don’t even know how to obtain this artefact core that you are asking me…”

The man smiled, “Then I shall send you back to the bottomless abyss where you will happily lie dead…”

Liang Ni panicky said, “No wait please. I’ll help…you…”

The man smiled, “Now that is a wise choice. Not only will I help you to breakthrough to the saint level, I will also open your heaven eyes for you. In return, you will get me the artefact core of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and I will promise you that you will ascend as an immortal when the time comes.”

Liang Ni muttered in disbelief, “Why me? Why not…others? You look so formidable…why don’t you get the artefact core yourself?”

The man sighed softly, “You are actually not my first choice. Beitang Ze is my first choice but he is no longer around now.”

Then he touched Liang Ni’s forehead, “This is my soul mark on you. As for why I can’t enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth myself, it is because I am an immortal. Therefore, I can only make use of you.”

Liang Ni was startled, “You…are an immortal?”

The man smiled, “Naturally I am. Or else how can I revive you?”

Liang Ni stammered, “If…I help you…then you will help me to become an immortal?”

The man was smiling broadly as he looked intently at him, “If you help me, not only will I make you my direct disciple, I will also make you an immortal and you will have as many immortal maidens as you want to be your companions.”

Liang Ni thought for a while before he said, “The Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth won’t appear in another 500 years…”

The man interrupted, “You are wrong. The Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth will be right here at the Unmoving Mountains and it won’t go away for the next ten years.”

Liang Ni was startled, “What has actually happened? How long have I been unconscious?”

The man smiled as he passed him a cultivation slip, “It has only been a few days. You are not in a condition to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth yet. Meditate upon this immortal cultivation slip and soon you will attain a breakthrough. When you have reached the initial saint level then you will enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.  This may take you a couple of years to be a saint but I can wait.”

Liang Ni was muttering, “Saint…immortal cultivation slip…open my heaven eyes…”

The man laughed as he turned away, “Soon you will become the number one celestial in the celestial realm. With the immortal martial skills that are in the cultivation slip, you will be invincible and not even a great saint with an immortal sword can best you.”

Liang Ni stammered, “Master, where…are you…going? How do I find…you?”

The man hummed coldly, “No need. I will look for you in ten years after you have got the artefact core. But should you fail, I will personally destroy you with my own hands. Remember that!” Then he had departed like a wind.

Liang Ni was stunned. This man had literally vanished like a phantom and he was not sure if he was dreaming. But it was not a dream because he was still holding onto the cultivation slip and his forehead was still burning with searing pain.

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Chapter 132: Master Teacher is Back!

It had been many days since Ye Jing had stayed in this mountain recluse. Now it was time for her to depart.

But when she saw the gigantic four winged blue dragon that was in front of her, she was stunned. “Are you bringing this to the Willow Winds Manor?”

Even Yu’Er was shrinking behind Ye Jing as she looked frightened. Although Yu’Er was also an eighth rank saint beast but this Azure Dragon looked so much stronger than her.

Xiaofang was grinning, “Yes, that’s right. He is my childhood friend and he stays around these mountains.”

At this moment, Little Fenghuang and Little Xun were both playing around the huge claws of this Azure Dragon.

“This is…an eighth desolate beast…” Ye Jing muttered. An eighth rank desolate beast was equivalent to an initial sacred saint level in cultivation strength. But one to one, a desolate beast always emerged the winner due to its superior inherent strength. “How come you’ve never told me you have such a childhood friend?”

Xiaofang grinned, “Then how do you think that I can find you again so soon when you are in trouble at that time?” Then he heaved a soft sigh, “That was when I had decided to stay behind at the Holy Citadel City and since then, he had returned here.”

Ye Jing smiled weakly, “That won’t do. He is too scary. My Yu’Er can take both of us and moreover Yu’Er has excellent sense of direction and will never get lost.”

Yu’Er nodded while the Azure Dragon was roaring in protest.

Ye Jing immediately smiled weakly, “I actually mean that Yu’Er can travel much faster. You know that nothing can rival a phoenix speed, especially a royal phoenix like Yu’Er. She can travel ten thousand miles without needing a break.”

Yu’Er began to flap her wings with great haughtiness as she shrieked happily, “Stop following me. We’re different species you know, you stupid dragon…red and blue don’t mix you know…*shriekkkk*.”

Xiaofang stroked the Azure Dragon, “Alright then. Old friend, I’m sorry that you have to stay here…”

The Azure Dragon was moaning sadly as he had taken quite a liking to Yu’Er…

Ye Jing gave Gong Nanyan and the children one last hug, “Sister Nanyan, Little Fenghuang, Little Xun…see you soon…”

Little Fenghuang was crying. At her age, she knew that her mama was leaving already, “Why mama is abandoning your Fenghuang so soon…”

Ye Jing sighed softly, “Your mama is going to save the celestial fraternity. That is why I have to leave. Saving the celestial fraternity is more important…”

Xiaofang muttered quietly at one side, “The celestial fraternity had already been saved by you…you are just trying to find an opportunity to explore the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth…”

Even though Xiaofang’s was almost muttering incoherently, Ye Jing had extremely sharp ears and she quickly laughed softly. “I have a bad premonition again that something horrible will happen…”

Xiaofang was startled as he asked panicky, “Really?”

Ye Jing nodded unabashedly, “You didn’t believe me when I told you that I will die that time. Now you have a second chance to believe in me again. Xiaofang, do you trust me and will firmly stand by my side, no matter what happens?”

Xiaofang quickly said, “Jing’Er, I do…”

Ye Jing interrupted happily, “Then you got to believe in me! We are going to save the celestial fraternity this time…together!”

Gong Nanyan was secretly groaning, “This…sounds so fake. She can only fool Xiaofang…” But she did not say anything as she said gently to the children, “Mama Ye will be back soon. Do you know that she is the Nine Celestial Goddess and a great saintess? She has many things to attend.”

Little Fenghuang was startled as her cute eyes stared at her mama, “My mama is a great saintess?” Since a young age, Gong Nanyan had been telling her bedtime stories about the great saints and saintess, just like her parents before her. It was every child dream to be a golden celestial and a great sacred saint when they had grown up.

Ye Jing smiled, “Yes, your mama is a great saintess and a peaked great saintess too. So you must also cultivate like I do and quickly become a golden celestial when you grow up. But now, I really have to leave now. Don’t cry anymore. Your mama will be back soon.”

Little Fenghuang nodded and touched her with her tender fingers, “Goodbye mama…”

Ye Jing gave her a last pat on her head before she jumped onto Yu’Er, “Xiaofang, let’s go now…”

Xiaofang was hugging Little Xun and Little Fenghuang for one last time even as he looked forlornly at Gong Nanyan as he said, “Nanyan, you must be careful and please take care…”

But Gong Nanyan interjected with a smile, “You dare to look down on me?” Then she pushed him away, “Hurry and go!”

As Ye Jing and Xiaofang soared with Yu’Er to the heavens; Gong Nanyan, Little Xun and Little Fenghuang were waving their hands at them as Gong Nanyan gave a soft shout. “Come back soon!”

Little Fenghuang waved her hand gently as she sobbed, “Mama, I miss your cooking…”

Ye Jing waved back cheerfully, “I will come back to cook for everyone.  I promise! Goodbye!”

As they took off, Ye Jing giggled. “Say Xiaofang, do you feel awkward following four saintess? You are still a golden celestial. How come you didn’t improve during the past 8 years?”

Xiaofang smiled awkwardly, “I had already overcome my Crisis Divinity and had reached the Ascend Divinity. It is just that my celestial level is still at the intermediate golden celestial level. I was in depression for many years after you were gone. It is all thanks to Nanyan that I haven’t lost my sanity yet. Also, I have to take care of the kids…”

Ye Jing immediately shut up and laughed softly, “So you are now abandoning your parental duties to go and have some fun outside, huh?”

Xiaofang: …

Many days later, Yu’Er had finally reached the mountains where the Willow Winds Manor was located.

When they had caught sight of the castle of the Willow Winds Manor, quite a number of people had gathered below as they were startled to see a large phoenix soaring in the heavens.

As soon as the red phoenix was near, some of the people were shouting excitingly. “It is…Master Teacher Shen Zhen! She is back!”

Yu’Er landed in the inner courts of the Willow Winds Manor and as soon as Ye Jing got off from her, she was greeted by Luo Bihua, Chu Yunfeng, Li’Er, Chen Xian, Wu Liang and Old Wang.

“Master Teacher!” Old Wang, Chen Xian and Wu Liang greeted excitingly while Li’Er and Luo Bihua had immediately flown into her embrace!

Ye Jing laughed, “Bihua, you have grown up and wow, you’re an enlighten celestial now? Not bad at all.”

Luo Bihua had watery eyes, “Master Teacher, Bihua thought that I will never see you again…”

Li’Er could not believe her eyes as hot tears flowed down her cheeks, “Protégé mistress, you are really alive…”

Chu Yunfeng was shaking emotionally when he saw Ye Jing but he tried to hide his emotions by saying loudly, “The one behind is Brother Fang, my best buddy! For a moment, I couldn’t recognize you. You seem to have grown more beef nowadays!”

Xiaofang bowed politely with his hands, “Brother Yunfeng!”

Ye Jing held Li’Er and Luo Bihua warmly, “Yes, I am very much alive. I thought that I find you lot and to tell you this good news before I depart.”

Li’Er was startled, “Protégé mistress, you are leaving so soon?”

Ye Jing chuckled softly, “I’m going to the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth to deal with some unfinished business there.”

Li’Er was clearly disappointed, “I can’t go…” It was because only golden celestials were able to enter the portals of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.

Ye Jing smiled gently, “Don’t worry. I will be alright. I’m going with Xiaofang, Yuqing and Minyue.”

Li’Er nodded reluctantly…

“So how are things with you? Starting from Li’Er and Bihua?”

Li’Er smiled shyly as she stole a glance at the awkward Chu Yunfeng, “I’ve married Yunfeng and…we have two children now…”

Luo Bihua was looking equally shy, “I’ve married Brother Yunfeng too…and we have a child…”

Ye Jing was truly startled, “Wah? Elder Yunfeng has married both of you. He is so lucky…”

Chu Yunfeng was laughing awkwardly, “I am really a lucky man.”

Even Xiaofang was startled as he grinned, “Brother Yunfeng is now the father of three children. That is really a good news!”

Chu Yunfeng laughed, “How about you?”

Xiaofang grinned, “I’ve two children now…”

Chu Yunfeng patted him hard on the shoulder, “Not bad at all! Who your consort? Maiden Nanyan? She’s the mother of your two children?”

Xiaofang grinned but did not answer him.

Chen Xian was stammering, “Master Teacher, we’ve heard that you are really a great saintess. Is that true?”

Wu Liang nodded nervously and added, “As well as the Holy Consort of the Holy Citadel City.”

Old Wang was nodding excitingly and his old eyes were brimming with tears, “Our Master Teacher indeed has an extraordinary background.”

Ye Jing smiled, “That’s right. Shen Zhen is but my alias. I’m sorry that I didn’t reveal it to everyone back then. It is because I have my own difficulties.”

Wu Liang’s eyes were red, “We have heard so much about you. Our Master Teacher is the number one heroine of the Nine Celestial Fraternity as well as the Nine Celestial Goddess…”

Chen Xian was stammering, “We have all thought that Master Teacher is no longer around so we have erected a monument for you. Now we can remove it…”

When Ye Jing heard that there was a monument in her honor, she quickly said excitingly. “Quick, hurry and take me to it! I want to see if it is well-done. Maybe I can even give some suggestions to improve it…”

Everyone: ……

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Chapter 131: Hidden Recluse Again

Ye Jing was soaring high with Yu’Er in the skies above the misty heavens. Yu’Er had returned to her phoenix form.

After paying her mother consort a visit, she had learnt that the Holy Citadel City had been restored to its rightful place again and that she just happened to be at the Tranquil City to pay her a visit.

She was left cursing Fan Yuqing and Feng Minyue, “Why didn’t they tell me…”

After she had bade her mother consort goodbye and promising to visit the Holy Citadel City soon, she had departed again. She had finally met Elder Situ Ling, Elder Sheng, Hua Xie’Er and Hua Ni’Er again. She was pleased that they were all doing fine now and that Elder Situ Ling and Elder Sheng were even together now…

She had heard from her mother consort that Chu Yunfeng and Li’Er did not return to the Holy Citadel City but had chosen to stay at the Willow Winds Manor.

She was moaning softly, “Yu’Er, are you lost? We have been flying for two days now…”

Yu’Er shrieked loudly as she encircled a mountain peak.

“Did you just randomly pick a mountain peak so that you can pacify me?”

Ye Jing took a look at the mountain peak and then she was smiling, “But this looks about right…so let’s make landfall here…”

She did not even wait for Yu’Er to land but she had already jumped off her back as she descended rapidly with her aura fluttering like a pair of soaring wings, much to the panicky cries of Yu’Er.

She landed lightly on her tiptoe. Actually she did not know if her lightless skill was sufficient to land like this but she was in nine heavens and her spirit was high. She had finally shaken off the deadly shackles of her deadly premonitions and she felt like there was no stopping her from accomplishing anything now. She had been in the abyss for such a long time and now that she was freed from it, she was extremely light spirited and extremely exuberant.

Ye Jing giggled softly, “I can actually jump down from this height? I got to try it again.”

Yu’Er was shrieking panicky, “Don’t you try it again. You are just lucky that there are strong winds that cushion your fall. Just because you are a golden celestial and probably won’t die from a hard fall but you may accidentally cough out your organs and die of internal injuries.”

Ye Jing was groaning softly, “Yu’Er…you are such a damper…”

She took a look around her and saw many tall trees and a crystal clear pool, “I have a familiar sense around here…”

This was where she had first met Xiaofang…

Then she noticed that there were two persons hiding in the shadows of the trees. Although they had tried their best to conceal their auras but her divine sense was too acute.

So she laughed lightly, “How come there are two kids there? Whose kids are you?”

A little girl that looked eight to nine peeked out of the covers of the trees. Next to her was a little boy that was around five year old.

The little girl was obviously startled as she had never seen a stranger before. But when she saw Ye Jing, she was suddenly not afraid as she asked in a timid voice. “Big sister, who…are you?”

The little boy said almost incoherently, “She has golden eyes just like papa and mama…and she has a big bird behind her…”

Ye Jing was stunned as she looked intently at the little girl for a while before she smiled, “Are you Little Fenghuang?”

The little girl nodded lightly and her mouth seemed to want to say something…somehow this big sister had a familiar tingling in her. It was as though she had known her for a long time. She asked, “Big Sister, how do you know my name?”

Ye Jing laughed softly, “Why are you alone? Where are your parents?…”

She began to touch the little girl’s soft cheek and there was hot tears in her eyes…

“Big Sister, why are you crying? Did I say something wrong?”

Ye Jing shook her head, “No, I am…just happy to see you…”

“Why is big sister happy to see me?”

“That is because…I’m your….”

“Jing’Er?!!!” A man’s voice panicky shouted.

“It is really Sister Ye Jing,” a woman was gasping.

Without turning back, Ye Jing was smiling. She knew that it was Xiaofang and Gong Nanyan…

When she slowly turned back, Xiaofang immediately had her into his embrace and had lifted her up. He was a little taller now and was heavily muscled now.

Ye Jing was startled, “Xiaofang, you seem to have grown up now…how come your cultivation didn’t improve at all…”

Xiaofang’s eyes were brimming with hot tears, “Jing’Er, I have thought that I would never see you again…how did you…”

Gong Nanyan had also walked to Ye Jing and had hugged her from behind, “Sister Jing, this day that we have been waiting for has finally come…you are really back…” She was trembling and her eyes were red.

The little girl asked, “Why is papa hugging another woman? Is she…”

Xiaofang lifted her up on his strong arm with a gentle laugh, “Little Fenghuang, this is your mama. She is finally back!”

Little Fenghuang was suddenly crying as she tried to hug Ye Jing with her small hands, “Mama, it is…really you. Your Little Fenghuang misses you so much…”

Ye Jing’s eyes were wet but she was smiling, “Little Fenghuang, mama misses you too. I really do. Woah, you’re an enlighten celestial now. You will grow up to be a promising cultivator.”

Xiaofang said weakly, “Erm Jing’Er, Little Fenghuang is a born Xiantian. She is already an enlighten celestial when she was born.”

Ye Jing eyes looked a little sheepish, “I forget…” Then she took a look at the little boy who was looking up curiously at the adults, “This must be Nanyan’s little son. He is also a born Xiantian?”

Gong Nanyan nodded with a smile, “Yes and his name is Dugu Xun. We call him Little Xun for now.”

Ye Jing pointed at Yu’Er, “Little Fenghuang, Little Xun. This is Yu’Er, she is a phoenix!”

Yu’Er shrieked proudly as she tried to impress the two kids but they did not really look too impressed…

Xiaofang said emotionally as he continued to hold Ye Jing tightly, “Fan Yuqing really did not lie to me…she has really brought you back…”

“Jing’Er, how did you know that we are here?”

Ye Jing lowered her glances as she stroked Little Fenghuang’s head gently, “Actually I did not know. I only remember that we have a ten year meet here and the ten year meet is almost here. I want to visit this part of the mountain where we have first met before I head north.”

Xiaofang nodded emotionally, “That is the reason why I am back. I have never forgotten about that…so have you…”

Ye Jing nodded as she looked intently into his eyes, “I have never forgotten that at all…”

Xiaofang asked curiously, “Why are you heading north?”

Ye Jing said gently, “I have heard that Chu Yunfeng, Li’Er and Luo Bihua are all at the Willow Winds Manor. I am thinking of paying them a visit and to tell them that I’m alright now.”

Xiaofang asked, “Then where are you going next Jing’Er?”

Ye Jing laughed softly, “After that I am going to gather all my friends to the Unmoving Mountains and we will storm the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.”

Xiaofang was startled, “You are serious? Do you not want to stay with us?” Then he asked in a dispirited voice, “Or am I not worthy still…”

Ye Jing patted him gently on his face, “You are already worthy since the first day that we have first met…it is just that I don’t have the heart to tell that to a badass kid like you in the past. But now, you have grown up.”

Then she said to Xiaofang and smiled at Gong Nanyan as she looked at Little Fenghuang, “Thank you for bringing up Little Fenghuang…”

Xiaofang was stammering, “I am worthy since the first day…I did not know…”

Then he quickly said, “Jing’Er, if you are going to the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, please bring me with you.”

Gong Nanyan smiled as she took a look at Little Xun and Little Fenghuang, “I will like to go too…but…”

Ye Jing laughed, “That is easy. We can just dispose these brats to my mother consort at the Holy Consort City.”

Xiaofang asked, “Dispose?”

Ye Jing chuckled wryly, “That is a figure of speech. Don’t mind me!”

Little Fenghuang pulled Ye Jing sleeves, “Mama, you don’t want your Little Fenghuang anymore?”

Ye Jing lifted her up and kissed her on her cheeks, “No way! It is just that your mama is taking you to see your grandmother. You should see what your grandma looks like and see the place where I grow up. Your mama had many fond memories there…”

Gong Nanyan smiled weakly as she lowered her glances, “You are all not good parents. You can’t have all your parents taking risk at the same time. Someone has to stay behind. I am willing to stay behind…”

Ye Jing giggled as she hugged Gong Nanyan, “Sister Nanyan, you are such a homely housewife now. Don’t you regret not coming with us later.”

Gong Nanyan smiled, “If you see my protégé mistress, please send my regards to her. I really miss her.”

Ye Jing nodded, “Alright then.”

Gong Nanyan smiled, “Sister Jing, I hope that you are able to stay here for a few days before you depart. Alright?”

Ye Jing looked at Little Fenghuang with a prolong look as she hugged her tightly, “Alright…I want to spend some time with my daughter as well…”

Gong Nanyan smiled, “This is only proper.” Then she whispered. “Please keep the noise down at night. We have kids now…”

Ye Jing was suddenly flushing as she took a shy look at Xiaofang before she protested, “He is the noisy one…”

Late at night…

“Mama, why is that weird noise. Is Mama Ye crying?”

Gong Nanyan heaved a soft sigh, “Nothing. Just go and sleep…”

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Chapter 130: It Good To Be Alive

When Ye Jing opened her eyes, she found herself lying in a comfortable black coffin that was laid with white linen and sheet. This was the scene that she had often seen herself in…

“I am dead now?”

“No, that is not right. I feel very much alive.” In fact Ye Jing felt as though her inner cultivation core was brimming now. As a matter of fact, she was now a peaked great saintess!

Slowly she got up from the coffin and was disturbed that someone had actually changed her clothing to a beautiful black satin that she had never worn before.

She was suddenly flushing and thought, “What if it is a man that has…what if she has already got screwed by him?!”

The thought made her really uncomfortable.

The first thing that she got up was to find a mirror. She was pleasantly pleased that she was still her old self. She was horrified with the thought that Fan Yuqing may really sell her to a brothel to be a cheap whore.

She looked around and saw the familiar white gold walls, “I am in the Goddess Palace now?”

She tried to recall what had happened…

She remembered that she had been killed by Fan Yuqing. When they had clashed with each other, Fan Yuqing really did not hold back and had used all her martial strength. The resultant clash had severed all her meridians and had killed her.

That was what she had thought…

But where was everyone?

She walked out of the room and found herself in a wide corridor that was familiarly decorated with white and gold walls.

Soon she came to a golden door along the corridor and she heard some noises inside.

Curious, she pushed it opened and was startled to see Feng Minyue standing behind Fan Yuqing and her hands were wrapping around Yuqing’s tender waist.

They were startled when they saw Ye Jing…

Ye Jing was startled, “The two of you…”

Feng Minyue was flushing, “Don’t misunderstand. This is not what you are thinking…”

Ye Jing was thinking, “That is exactly what I am seeing…”

Fan Yuqing smiled coldly, “Don’t you know it is polite to knock before you enter? And what up with you and why are you walking around so sneakily?”

Ye Jing was stammering, “I did wrong? I don’t even know where I am…”

Fan Yuqing said coldly, “Anyway, don’t you babble nonsense at what you have seen. We are only practicing a new dance move.”

Ye Jing smiled, “How come you are not glad that I am alive and well?”

Fan Yuqing lifted her white slender leg as she sat down, “Why should I be glad? For 8 years every day, I’ve been feeding you a drop of my divine blood to nourish you. Even your Yu’Er has been nourishing you with a drop of her phoenix blood every day. You really take such a long time to revive.”

Ye Jing was stunned as she looked at her, “8 years?! How can it be? It feels like it only happens yesterday. Are you serious?”

Feng Minyue was smiling, “Welcome back Sister Jing. Yes, it has been 8 long years. Finally you are revived. We have been waiting so long for this day to happen.”

Ye Jing stared blankly at them, “I have been dead for 8 long years?”

Fan Yuqing smiled, “If you don’t have the Eternal Lotus, I probably won’t be able to revive you. Some days ago, I am even considering giving up hope on you. You have really picked a good timing to revive yourself.”

Ye Jing smiled weakly, “I know that you are not serious.”

Then she was startled, “That means that I am 30 year old? Gosh! I have become an old woman now…”

Fan Yuqing and Feng Minyue had an involuntary twitch on their countenances…

Fan Yuqing sarcastically replied, “If you are old, then what are we? Why did I have such an inconsiderate sister such as you…”

Ye Jing giggled softly, “It is so good to be alive. I am only teasing you.” Then she lowered her glances and asked quietly, “Where is my mother consort? Where are Xiaofang and the rest?”

Fan Yuqing said, “Your mother consort is safe and well within the Tranquil City. The Goddess Isa has given her the permission to visit you once a month.”

“As for Xiaofang, Gong Nanyan and the rest…” Fan Yuqing said with a bored expression, “I have totally no idea at all. They are not in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth though. As for Xuan Danfeng, she is inside the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. Do you think that I am your caretaker? Why should I know what have happened to the rest?”

Ye Jing clapped her hands as she said with a great resolve, “I’m going to find my mother consort first. Then my next wish list is to find Xiaofang, Gong Nanyan, Chu Yunfeng, Li’Er and Luo Bihua…”

Fan Yuqing suddenly asked, “Sister Jing, you are not a chaste maiden, am I right to say so?”

Ye Jing stammered sheepishly, “Eh? Why do you ask me that?”

Fan Yuqing looked at her, “You didn’t have your chastity mark when I help you to change your clothing.”

Ye Jing shyly turned around as she flew out of the room, “You are too lecherous sister…I am going to look for my mother consort now…I miss her so much…and where is Yu’Er? Yu’Er…where are you? I’m awakened now…”

She had remembered that her mother consort was with Hua Ni’Er, Hua’Xie’Er, Elder Situ Ling and Elder Sheng and that they had resided somewhere in the Tranquil City.

Ye Jing’s voice could still be heard floating along the corridor, “I am alive. I am so much alive. Hahaha.”

Fan Yuqing groaned softly, “Does she even know which part of the Tranquil City her mother consort is at?”

Feng Minyue smiled gently, “Sister Jing hasn’t changed at all.”

Fan Yuqing smiled and her eyes were watery, “To her, everything had just happened only yesterday. To us, it has been 8 long years of waiting. Finally, she is back.”

Feng Minyue nodded, “You should at least give her a hug as a welcome.”

Fan Yuqing laughed softly, “That will be too awkward for me. I don’t want to hug an overage kid like her.”

Feng Minyue asked quietly, “Do you think that just now she…”

Fan Yuqing said nonchalantly, “We didn’t really do anything out of the norm. That kid won’t know anything.”

Feng Minyue smiled weakly, “She isn’t a kid…”

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Chapter 129: Ye Jing Good Bye

Fan Yuqing turned and looked at the Devil Envoy, “That is her last wish. Why don’t you help to fulfill it? You really got the heavenly decree in an easy manner.”

The Devil Envoy quietly looked at Ye Jing and the Heaveness before she gave a soft sigh, “I am included for sure. Xiao Shuai, Han Shaodong, Qi Meixue, the Celestial Liege, the Confession Lady…”

When Han Shaodong heard the name of Qi Meixue, he was startled and was secretly heaving a sigh of relief…

She had actually paused briefly as she looked at Ye Jing, “…Dugu Fang, Gong Nanyan, Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng.”

Ye Jing was stammering, “Xiaofang is included?! Nanyan also. Minyue and Danfeng as well? Did you make a mistake?”

The Devil Envoy smiled coldly, “No, I did not. We include our opponents too because without them, all these won’t be possible. Now are you satisfied?”

Ye Jing nodded quietly, “I am glad…”

Even Fan Yuqing was startled as she looked up at her mother consort, “Xiaofang, Minyue…they are included?”

The Great Goddess Fantian nodded discreetly…

Han Shaodong was looking at the Devil Envoy as he muttered, “Thank you…”

The Devil Envoy smiled wryly, “I will be going inside the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth for three years so that I can be a golden celestial. The Devil Isle will be in your hands for the next three years.”

Han Shaodong said solemnly, “Don’t worry. With Xiao Shuai and I around, we will take care of things.”

The Heaveness said quietly, “Child, it is about time. Thanks to your willingness to challenge the Devil Envoy alone, we are able to step in much earlier to prevent further bloodshed. You have a good heart…”

Ye Jing took a forlorn look at Fan Yuqing before she laughed softly as she let go of the Heaveness, “Sister Yuqing, let’s end our fight here then!”

All of a sudden Ye Jing had swung her sword and raised her palm forward…

Fan Yuqing did the same with her white flute too as they dashed toward each other with their soft cries, startling the celestials that were looking in their direction.

“Why did they suddenly fight?”

“Isn’t the crisis over already?”

“Isn’t Ye Jing the heroine? Why is Saintess Yuqing attacking her?”

“No, I saw that it is Ye Jing that has made the first move…”

Xiaofang was also startled…

“What is going on?”

The celestials no longer viewed Ye Jing as a villainess anymore but a heroine that had brought them these benefits. Therefore they were startled when the fight had renewed…

Ye Jing waved three sword thrusts but Fan Yuqing parried it all before their palms met with a thunderous clap that created an outburst of martial force around them.

In that instant Ye Jing was seen stumbling weakly as she took seven steps back before she spurt out blood as she collapsed flat on the ground!

Fan Yuqing muttered, “Sorry Sister Jing…”

Xiaofang, Gong Nanyan, Feng Minyue, Xuan Danfeng and many others were all stunned…

“The Nine Celestial Goddess is dead?!…”

Many of the celestials had probed with their spirit sense and was dismayed that the newly titled Nine Celestial Goddess was now dead and there was no life in her whatever so.

Li’Er and Luo Bihua broke down into tears immediately when they saw the scene below…

Xiaofang could no longer stand where he was and he had rushed out angrily at Fan Yuqing.

In that same instant he had drawn out his immortal sword and his face was wet with his tears, “Yuqing, why did you have to kill Jing’Er for!”

As his immortal sword was materialized, a dreadful suppression had also appeared in the vicinity and it looked like this sword of his would dismember the frail Fan Yuqing.

But Fan Yuqing had immediately raised her white flute to block off his attack and at the same time, Xiaofang was sent slamming onto the ground as she said tearfully, “You are not the only one who has an immortal weapon now. You don’t have an advantage over me.”

Then she said quietly, “Ye Jing has sacrificed herself for our sake. You should be happy for her instead.”

“She has sacrificed herself for us?…”

Xiaofang was trembling as he crawled tearfully to Ye Jing, “Jing’Er…why didn’t you tell me…why did you shoulder all these alone? You still haven’t told me yet if I am worthy for you…so you can’t die yet…Jing’Er…”

“Isn’t that Xiaofang, the hero of the Nuer Mountains?”

“I have recognized his immortal sword but why his eyes are not golden anymore?”

“Why did Saintess Yuqing kills Ye Jing for? This…is she defying the will of the gods?”

The Great Goddess Fantian saw the panicky reactions of the celestials and she said gently, “The Nine Celestial Goddess has chosen to give up her life for everyone so that the dark descendant will be averted. She is truly the daughter of the heavens and a worthy successor of the Heaveness…”

When the celestials heard that, there were disbeliefs and many of the celestials had fallen to their knees as they lamented loudly for Ye Jing…

Suddenly in the hearts of many, Ye Jing was a true goddess and was the only worthy heroine of the Nine Celestial Fraternity…

Xiaofang was muttering, “Jing’Er gives up her life to save us all?…”

Fan Yuqing said quietly, “She has actually known this all along. The practitioners of the Emptiness Translucence all have strong premonitions and can see their own futures.”

Then she lifted Ye Jing’s body up to walk away…

Xiaofang gasped as he stammered, “Where are you taking Jing’Er…”

Fan Yuqing turned and looked intently at him, “She is only in a deep slumber. In this entire world, only I can revive her. Do you trust me or not? If yes, don’t follow me.”

Xiaofang was startled, “You can revive her?”

Fan Yuqing did not say a word more as she called out, “Yu’Er, come with me.” And a red bird was seen flying above her.

The Goddess Isa had also descended and she gently lifted Xiaofang up, “If there is a person that can revive Ye Jing then it has to be her. So trust her. Your name is in the heavenly decree so you have an option not to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.”

Then she divine whispered to him, “Don’t you want to see your Little Fenghuang again?”

Xiaofang nodded but his gaze was still upon the departing Fan Yuqing who was carrying Ye Jing…

Saint Dong Sheng was actually not paying any attention to the scene that was below. He had an agonizing heartache as he looked at Saintess Ziyue. For many years now, he was her admirer. The main reason why he had returned to the Ancient Ascension Sect was because he had heard that she would be returning to aid the clan.

He divine whispered to her, “Ziyue, which portals will you be choosing?”

Saintess Ziyue looked at her discreetly with a faint smile as she divine whispered back, “I like to be more courageous this time. I will pick the trial instead.”

Saint Dong Sheng was startled as he asked quietly, “But the library of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth may be able to aid your eventual ascension. You are at your most crucial point. This is an opportunity that cannot be missed. After all, the libraries of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth will only be opened this once for the celestials that are presented.”

Saintess Ziyue lowered her glances as she nodded quietly, “It is alright.”

Saint Dong Sheng suddenly said, “I will go with you.”

Saintess Ziyue was startled as she returned her glance at him, “Aren’t you at your crucial point too?”

Saint Dong Sheng said with trembling lips, “Ziyue, I…I like you all this while. If this is going to be my last journey then let me go with you…”

Saintess Ziyue almost dropped her sword as she looked at him with a surprise look, “You…like me…why didn’t you tell me before?” The truth was all these years she was also secretly in love with him but she did not have the courage to tell him. After all he was the mighty Great Saint Dong Sheng and was extremely popular with everyone.

A large majority of the celestials had actually chosen to be confined within the libraries of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. After all, they could choose to end their confinement at any time. Those who were taking the trials were mostly in groups. After all, the dangers of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth were well-known.

In the months that followed, the news of what happened at the Unmoving Mountains was spreading like wildfire throughout the Nine Celestial Fraternity.

Suddenly there were hundreds of golden celestials and dark supremacies that were making their way to the Unmoving Mountains and were seen entering the portals of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.

Previously, these high level celestials were either not interested in the confrontations or were baiting their time to fish in the times of troubles.

However when they had heard of the luxurious benefits that were in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, they were immediately woeful that they were not able to come at the first opportunity.

Moreover, it was said that all the celestials that had witnessed the three goddesses all had a small breakthrough in their cultivations as they were all inspired by their state of divinities. This made them even more regretful.

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Chapter 128: Two Difficult Choices

The Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth had suddenly materialized from the heavens above, stunning all the celestials that were presented by the sight of the gigantic landmass that covered several mountain peaks and soon the entire vicinity was soon in the shadow of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.

“This is…really the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth…” Some of the more experienced celestials stammered out.

Even Ye Jing was startled as she muttered, “Why is the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth appearing here? The five hundred years cycle is just over.”

The Great Goddess Fantian said gently, “I will need all the golden celestials and dark supremacies save for those whose names are on the heavenly decree to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth for a period of ten years. You can choose to take the trial in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth or choose to stay in confinement inside. Either way, it will last for a period of ten years.”

“Ten years?…” The celestials below were all muttering.

To the golden celestials, ten years were actually nothing as many of them would choose to stay in reclusion for hundreds of years even. But asking all the golden celestials and dark supremacies to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth was like voiding all the leadership of the celestial clans in a single go.

Saintess Ziyue said gently as she looked at all the leaders of the righteous celestial clans, “I have faith in what the Great Goddess Fantian is asking us to do. Let’s listen first and be calm.”

Saint Dong Sheng gave everyone a commanding look, “We are all servants of the gods. So what are you all thinking?”

The Great Goddess Fantian explained as her gently voice echoed, “This is the only way to avert the dark descendant. Without the dark aura that is within your hearts in the celestial realm, the dark descendant will dissipate after ten years.”

Lin Wucheng whispered to everyone, “This is actually a good idea. Not only will we avoid a major battle with the dark celestials, we can have a second chance to take the trial of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.”

Tang Yiren said hoarsely as he looked at Yun Xinghe and the rest of the protégés of the Celestial Sword Clan, “I totally agree with Elder Lin too.”

The main reason why Lin Wucheng and Tang Yiren were so agreeable to this plan was because they had just overcome their lightning tribulation to become a great saint. The battle with the dark celestials had come at a bad timing and right now, their reservoir of spiritual force was lacking.

Naturally Xuan Danfeng was also for the idea, “Ten years is nothing at all. I can sit still for ten years with no issue.”

Of course, the celestials actually did not have a choice and the Great Goddess Fantian had already decided their fates for them. They were simply trying to assure themselves that it was alright to go away for ten years. After all, it was a much better idea than having to fight the dark celestials or to face the dark descendant.

The dark celestials were mostly agreeable as well.

The Great Goddess Fantian waited for a while for it to sink in before she continued, “Those that choose to be confined will be able to cultivate peacefully and a cultivation library will be provided. Ten years of cultivation within the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth will be equivalent to a hundred years of quiet meditation in the Unmoving Mountains. Of course, you may end your reclusion anytime to take the trial of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth…”

Many of the celestials were suddenly excited as they all secretly thinking, “Maybe I can even get a breakthrough…”

When a celestial entered seclusion, they usually sought to overcome their present stage or barrier to reach a higher state of divinity. However, it was difficult and time was usually not on their side. But if they could cultivate for ten years and had the effect of a hundred years of cultivation then they may have a chance of purifying their inner spiritual sea and chanced for a breakthrough.

The purpose of meditation was actually to purify one’s own spiritual reservoir so as to ascend to a higher state of divinity!

Moreover did the Great Goddess Fantian also mention that there was even a cultivation library? Many of the smaller celestial clans had pathetic cultivation library and depended on the grace of the major celestial clans for their cultivation improvements.

Even the golden celestials of the patriarch clans were excited. It was because some were struck in their present divinity for some time or were eager for new knowledge. What godly secrets would the cultivation library of the gods hold? Just thinking about it made their hot blood boil with great anticipation!

Forget about ten years, even if it was a hundred years, they would still be willing to go there!

Some shameless golden celestials were even thinking, could they ask to be confined for a hundred years so as to reap the benefit of a thousand years of cultivation?

The Great Goddess Fantian turned her eyes to look at the side of the dark celestials and said echoed gently, “Although you are all dark celestials, you are all the children of the heavens. There is no right or wrong in your cultivation methods. However a correction is very much needed and now I have the divine power to change it. The dark supremacies will all need to be confined for three years in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. Not only will you receive the full benefit of the golden celestials that are in confinement but you will also become golden celestials…”

When she had said that, all the dark supremacies were shocked beyond words. It was like a dream that had come true for many of them. Many of them actually did not want to choose the heretic path but were set upon the same path by their protégé masters. The heretic path was one that was fraught with dangers and difficult to traverse, requiring twice or many times longer than the golden celestials. That was the main reason why the dark celestials were constantly outnumbered by the higher level righteous celestials.

Even if they had wanted to turn over a new leaf, their leadership would not allow it. But now, all their leadership had a chance to become golden celestials!

Now there were more than half of the high level celestials that were golden celestials in the camps of the heretic sects and they were constantly suppressed by the high level celestials. These celestial clans were now heaving some sigh of reliefs. Some of them were just unlucky to be in the domain of the dark celestials or practiced some unorthodox arts like poisons, mysticism etc. They were actually not dark celestials. If the high level dark celestials were to become golden celestials then the three dark domains of the heretic sects would soon be having a total facelift soon…

“We can become golden celestials?!”

Beitang Ying who was hiding among the celestials was startled. She had become a golden celestial because of Xiaofang. Ever since she had become a golden celestial, her temperament had become much better and she was appreciated of her new life.

She secretly looked at the back of Yun Chen and lowered her glance…

Even Yun Chen had secretly stolen a glance at her. It was because they had fallen in love while they were together scouting the camps of the heretic sects. But they were worried that their unison may not be blessed by the righteous celestial clans.

The Great Goddess Fantian echoed gently, “Consider this a grace of the gods for you.”

Many of the dark celestials were weeping and were on their knees as they lamented with joy loudly. To the dark celestials, they felt that the gods had abandoned them and they were constantly oppressed by the majority of the celestials. There were only a few safe cities that they could go to, like the Tranquil City.

The Great Goddess Fantian shifted her gaze, “Live in peace with one another. The dark descendant is only forthcoming because of the dark intrigues of the celestial clans. The Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth original purpose is to test the celestials and elevate the courageous and the ingenious. But that original purpose has long been lost. Instead of it being an individual trial, it has become a place where the strong lures the weak to be the bait to avoid taking the risks…”

When she had said that, many of the celestials from the patriarch clans lowered their faces in shame. Throughout the thousands of years, the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth was just a big massing of the celestial clans and they often use their numbers to trample over the trials. Many celestials had perished in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth so that their leadership could reap the rewards without taking the risks.

There were many instances of the patriarch clans bullying a small celestial clan to risk a particular danger so that they would not be the ones that were dead, often for a meager reward.

Saintess Ziyue muttered melancholy, “I was not a good leader…” She did not have a choice when she was the Ascendant Mistress of the Ancient Ascension Sect. The two rival patriarch clans the Divine Sovereign Clan and the Celestial Sword Clan were not softies either.

Ye Jing nodded lightly. As the ex-patriarch leader of the Holy Citadel City, she knew that she would only have bones when she entered the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth with the other patriarch clans. That was common knowledge for her since her clan was the weakest for a long time…

The strong became stronger while the weak became weaker…

The Great Goddess Fantian echoed gracefully as her fingers move toward the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, “From on onward, only the golden celestials and the dark supremacies will be able to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. Also the future appearances of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth will be once every hundred years and the trial period will last for a year, at which anyone that meet the requirements will be able to enter at any time once. If you exit the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth then you will have to wait for another hundred years. The entrance of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth will be at the Unmoving Mountains here. None shall stop a candidate from entering the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth lest it provoke the ire of the gods. The Unmoving Mountains shall be my holy mountain for the Nine Celestial Fraternity.”

The celestials were all startled. The period of the trial had been extended from six months to a year. This may mean that more treasures could be reaped from inside the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. But that would mean that there were also more risks.

“The subsequent trials will only open for a year?”

“But the Great Goddess Fantian says the first group will be able to take the trial for ten years. Does this mean that the first group can reap the most benefits?”

“Should we choose confinement or to take the trial?”

“If we take the confinement then our cultivation level may improve but the treasures of the trial will be taken away by the others…”

“Which one should we choose?”

“The high level celestials that did not come to the Unmoving Mountains are now the biggest losers…”

The Great Goddess Fantian said gently, “During these ten years, the Goddess Palace and the Devil Isle will help to watch over the Nine Celestial Fraternity. You may go in peace into the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.”

As she said that, a blue portal and a white portal appeared below.

“The white portal will lead to the libraries of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth while the blue portal will lead you directly into the first level of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. If you are taking the trials of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, no more than five can enter at the same time.”

She paused briefly before continuing, “There will be an hour grace for you to hand over your wishes to your clan and to make your choices. Please do it now.”

Almost all the celestials exploded immediately as the entire vicinity were filled with their excited voices.

Beitang Ying quietly whispered to Yun Chen, “I’m taking the trial. Will you follow me?”

Yun Chen smiled, “Then I will take the trial too.”

Beitang Ying asked quietly, “You’re not going with your nephew Yun Xinghe? He may need you.”

Yun Chen shook his head, “There are many strong golden celestials in the Celestial Sword Clan like Tang Yiren and the Sword Elders. I will go with you…”

Xuan Danfeng looked at her direct protégés, Song Feixian, Xu Wenping and Wan’Er before she sighed softly. “I have no wish to be confined but the three of you should meditate quietly for at least three years in the library of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth or even more. The benefits that you can reap may be beneficial to your future progression. If I’m not wrong, the libraries of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth are all pocket spaces within the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and we won’t get to even meet one another should we choose this option. So be very careful. The Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth is not easy to overcome for the first timer.”

Then she looked at Song Feixian and Wan’Er, “I have actually wanted to bring both of you into the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth for your first visit six months ago. But unfortunately, this is too sudden.”

Wan’Er asked, “Protégé mistress, you are going to take the trial alone?”

Xuan Danfeng laughed softly, “Seems so. But I’m going to be confined for at least six months first. After all, I can’t fight in my present condition just yet. This great saintess here isn’t about to die from some random weak monsters in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth just yet. Hahaha.”

Then she said solemnly as she looked at her three protégés, “Remember this. Should you decide to brave the trials of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, blue portal will take you to the next level while the green portal will take you to the outside. I don’t think there will be a green portal anytime soon since we have to be inside for ten years. If you see Nanyan, please take care of her…”

Then she turned and gathered ten of the elders of the Lofty Snow Palace, “There are three of you who are golden celestials. I won’t stop you from deciding your own choices. As for the affairs of the clan, I will put it into the hands of the remaining seven inner elders and the ten inner elders that are not here today.”

She sighed softly, “If I am not around in ten years’ time then please appoint Gong Nanyan as my successor.”

All her direct protégés and the elders were startled, “Gong Nanyan is to become your successor?”

One of the elders asked, “Where is Gong Nanyan now? She has been missing for several months now…”

Xuan Danfeng laughed softly, “I’ve sent her on a special mission. Maybe she will be in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, who knows.”

Song Feixian, Wan’Er and Xu Wenping took a discreet look at one another. They had actually seen Gong Nanyan a few days ago…

Near them, the Heavenly Fragrance Villa was also waiting for their instructions…

Su Shanyue was asking Feng Minyue, “Senior Sister, so which option should we choose?”

Feng Minyue quietly said, “Shanyue, you ought to choose the confinement. Our clan is one of the smallest patriarch clans. The benefits that you can reap from the library of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth may be immeasurable to your future progression. As for me, I haven’t decided yet…”

It was because Feng Minyue was secretly looking at the direction of Fan Yuqing…

Ye Jing was looking at the three goddesses and at Fan Yuqing, “So may I know whose names are in the heavenly decree yet?”

The Devil Envoy smiled coldly, “For someone who is about to die, why are you such a busybody?”

Ye Jing smiled weakly, “Precisely because I am about to die that is why I am dying to know.”

The Heaveness had suddenly descended and said quietly to the Devil Envoy, “Why don’t you reveal to her?”

Then she had drawn Ye Jing into her embrace, “Child, please forgive us…”

Ye Jing smiled weakly and there were tears in her eyes, “I…really don’t wish to die…but I know that today I am going to. Goodbye…Celestial Teacher…In the end, I am still unable to ascend before my time is up…in the end, I am still unable to escape from my destiny…”

Fan Yuqing was trembling as she coldly looked up the heavens, “So what if the Devil Isle has won? The library of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth contains the new cultivation methods of the Devil Isle, am I right to say so?”

Then she raised her white flute with her trembling fingers, “Mother Consort, Ye Jing needs to die because I’m the daughter of the heavens. My body is considered to be too precious to perish, am I right? Actually, I am the one that is the real cause of the failures to contain the dark descendant.”

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Chapter 127: The Nine Celestial Goddess

Ye Jing smiled weakly, “So Sister Yuqing, why don’t you make your move first? I don’t think that I have the strength to move now. Why didn’t you ask me if I got any last wish?”

Fan Yuqing smiled, “I don’t like to help others to fulfill their last wishes, especially not for a dead opponent.”

Ye Jing smiled, “That is so typical of you. I’ve actually want to ask you to help to take care of Xiaofang but since you are so unwilling, so be it then.”

“……”

Fan Yuqing raised her white flute, “I won’t fall into your mind tricks. Ye Jing, be prepared to die…”

Just as she had lifted her white flute up, a stunning bright light had burst out from the heavens above and there were silhouettes of three heavenly maidens that had suddenly appeared.

Their figures were extremely moving and their countenances were extremely bright, making it difficult to see their actual facials. But it was undeniable that they were extremely heavenly. They did not descend but was actually levitating high above Ye Jing and Yuqing.

This feat alone caused many of the celestials to believe that these three were immortal maidens that had appeared for the celestials normally were not able to levitate at that height. Moreover they had clearly seen them descending from an even greater heights.

The appearance of the three heavenly maidens stunned all the onlookers, including Ye Jing and Fan Yuqing…

“The immortals have descended?”

“What is going on?”

“Are they really immortals?”

“Surely the immortals are on the side of the righteous celestials…”

“Which side are they on?”

“Who are they?”

Saintess Ziyue gasped softly as she saw the appearances of the three heavenly goddesses while Saint Dong Sheng and many of the celestials were suddenly convulsing as they fell onto the ground, startling many of the celestials that were on both opposing sides. It was because many of the dark celestials had also fallen suddenly.

Saintess Ziyue panicky helped Saint Dong Sheng up, “What happen to you?…”

Saint Dong Sheng coughed weakly as he quickly mustered his celestial energies to stabilize his inner spiritual sea before he replied awkwardly, “I was probing the spiritual seas of these three strangers. But I’ve never expected that their spiritual seas would be so vast and deep that I…almost drown…”

It was not only Saint Dong Sheng but Mu Huiyin, Ancestor Yuan, Qin Tianming, Tie Nansen and many others that had fallen suddenly; they were all probing the spiritual seas of the three heavenly strangers so as to peek into their cultivation level and it all end up quite disastrous for those that did.

The weaker celestials that had tried to probe with their spirit sense were all lying flat on the ground now…

Panic immediately ensured from both opposing sides as the thousands of celestials were all panicking looking at their leaders.

Saint Dong Sheng looked at Saintess Ziyue, “Why aren’t you affected?”

Saintess Ziyue smiled weakly, “That is because I didn’t probe with my spirit sense. I know who they are.”

Saint Dong Sheng muttered, “You do? Who are they?”

Saintess Ziyue said solemnly, “They are the Great Goddess Fantian, Great Goddess Heaveness and the Great Goddess Isa. The one in the middle is the Great Goddess Fantian, the one on the left is the Great Goddess Heaveness and on the right is the Great Goddess Isa.”

When she had said that, everyone was shocked with disbelief…

Xuan Danfeng said weakly as she was helped from the ground by her disciple Song Feixian, “Why didn’t you say so earlier…”

Feng Minyue was also at her side to help her up, “When did you become such a busybody. Isn’t it obvious that they were superior cultivators and you have to try to probe their cultivation level? Curiosity really kills the cat, you know.”

Although she was scolding only Xuan Danfeng but many of the celestials were red-faced, including Saint Dong Sheng and Ancestor Yuan.

But it soon turned into great muttering and awe. It was because the Great Goddess Fantian was said to be the true ruler of the three known realms while the Heaveness was her successor.

As for the Great Goddess Isa, she was said to the ruler of the celestial realm and that made her the number one celestial in the celestial realm. Although she was the foremost number one celestial but she was actually an immortal.

Fan Yuqing and Ye Jing were both gasping softly for they had recognized who the three goddesses were.

The Devil Envoy muttered, “The Great Goddess Fantian…Great Goddess Heaveness…Great Goddess Isa…”

Han Shaodong and Xiao Shuai were both trembling as they looked up at the three heavenly immortal maidens…

The Great Goddess Fantian spoke and her voice was extremely gentle, yet it was visible to the ears of everyone. “I’m the Great Goddess Fantian. I am here with the Great Goddess Heaveness and Great Goddess Isa to put an end to this conflict…”

Ye Jing secretly looked at Fan Yuqing and whispered, “Does this mean that you won’t kill me anymore?”

Fan Yuqing smiled weakly, “Dream on…”

When she had proclaimed her identity, immediately more than half of the celestials including the dark celestials were all kneeling on the ground and paying their utmost courtesy to them!

“It is the Great Goddess Fantian, the most high among all the goddesses of the immortal realm…”

“Quickly kneel down…”

“Drop your weapons quick…”

“I have never expected to see the true face of the three most prominent goddesses in my lifetime…”

“They are real…the immortals really do exist…”

“They are so beautiful and heavenly…”

The Great Goddess Fantian continued to speak gently, “A dark calamity is soon to befall the entire celestial realm and the name of this dark calamity is the dark descendant. When the dark descendant falls, it will be a time of troubles and the start of a chaotic age that will last a thousand years…”

All the celestials were shocked as they looked at each other, “The dark descendant?!” Many of them had heard of this mystical dark descendant that had ruined the mortal realm. This was a dark calamity that not even the dark celestials would welcome for 99% of all the celestials of their generation would surely perish from the bloodshed that were to follow. The 1% of the survivors were said to be able to ascend to the immortal realm if they were able to kill enough of the celestials.

This dark descendant was truly a horrifying calamity for everyone.

The Great Goddess Fantian paused briefly for it to be absorbed by everyone, “The great gods of the immortal realm do not want such a calamity to happen for the immortal realm has no place for the new desolate immortals that will benefit from it. Therefore we have appointed the Goddess Palace and the Devil Isle to bring all of you here to the Unmoving Mountains.”

There were confusions and mutterings among the celestials. The gods had actually appointed the Goddess Palace and the Devil isle?!

Many of the celestials had an awkward expression because they had suffered in the hands of the Devil Isle and the Goddess Palace…

“Our celestial treasures are stolen by the Goddess Envoy Ye Jing…”

Some of the dark celestials were also thinking, “Is the Golden Mask Devil Goddess also in service of the gods? After all, the all-powerful Scarlet Heretic Sect was wiped out by her…”

The alluring voice of the Heaveness said to all, “I’m the Great Goddess Heaveness. Some of you may know me as the first of the ancient celestials. Like you, I have to cultivate in order to ascend as an immortal. I am well aware of the pains and hardships of everyone. This is but a heavenly trial for everyone to overcome your personal inner demons so that we can avert this dark calamity. For this, we need everyone to be driven by madness and dark malice so that your dark malevolent can foreshadow the forthcoming dark descendant…”

Then she added with an alluring smile, “For those that can still remain pure at heart or have meritorious contributions, your names will be written in the heavenly decrees and you will be promised a place as an immortal in the future.”

Ye Jing muttered weakly, “Why is that I have no place…aren’t my Celestial Teacher Heaveness and the Great Goddess Isa on my side? Goddess Isa, do you still remember that I am your Goddess Envoy…”

Although her voice was soft, the three heavenly goddesses were still able to hear her clearly…

The Heaveness added with a gently smile as she looked at Ye Jing, “Maiden Ye Jing is my successor in the celestial realm. Today I shall bestow upon her the title of the Goddess of the Nine Celestial. She shall be known as the Nine Celestial Goddess from now on.”

Ye Jing stammered, “My celestial title is the Nine Celestial Goddess…”

Fan Yuqing said with a weak smile, “That is your posthumorous title.”

“……”

All the celestials were startled at the same time too…

“Ye Jing is actually the successor of the Heaveness? How can it be?”

“She is a villainess…”

“This…is impossible…”

“Surely there must be a terrible mistake…”

“But there is no doubt that she is the Goddess Envoy after all…”

The beautiful voice of the Goddess Isa floated to everyone, “I am the mistress of this realm. I don’t really interfere with what you are doing. A year in the immortal realm is ten years here in the celestial realm. I will rather spend my time in the immortal realm than here…”

The Heaveness whispered softly to her, “Isa, be serious…you are giving a speech…and not your personal opinion. We all know that you are bored in the celestial realm…”

The Goddess Isa managed to keep her countenance solemn but her eyes seemed to be laughing out loud as she echoed to all, “But this day, this great goddess here is going to intervene. Now that all of you are here, we can finally get to business. The gods have heard your grievous sufferings and wrongs…”

All the celestials were nodding and there were indignant in their eyes as their mutterings became louder.

“Therefore for the celestial clans that were victimized by the Goddess Palace or the Devil Isle, you will be bestowed three immortal pills that can allow a celestial practitioner of the peaked golden celestial level to attain to the sacred saint level, ten immortal pills that can allow a peaked immortal celestial to instantly become a golden celestial, twenty immortal pills that can allow a peaked enlighten celestial to become an immortal celestial as well as a hundred immortal pills that can allow a peaked master practitioner to become an enlighten celestial.”

Then she smiled before saying, “The breakthrough will be safe and there won’t be any risks. After all, these are immortal pills.”

When the Goddess Isa had said that in one breath, all the celestials had a stunned expression on their faces. There were suddenly thousands of disbeliefs and everyone was suddenly speaking at the same time…

“This…this is too good to be true…”

Divine pills that could push a celestial practitioner’s cultivation level were too rare and precious in the celestial realm. Even the precious few would surely incite a clan battle for it.

All the celestials could no longer suppress their emotions and were all talking loudly in excitement.

In all the celestial clans, there was always someone who had failed to overcome to the sacred saint level. There were also many that refused to take the risk to the sacred saint level until their celestial potential withered to almost nothing and when they were finally forced to have a breakthrough, they would almost be certain to fail…

Yun Xinghe had become the new grandmaster only because his father had failed to overcome his crucial breakthrough.

And now the Goddess Isa was bestowing three immortal pills that could aid a peaked golden celestial to overcome to become a saint!

Grandmaster Yuan Tianba was suddenly laughing jovially as he looked at his Ancestor Yuan, “This is good. Very good.”

Naturally he was very happy. It was because he was unsure if he would succeed in overcoming his peaked golden celestial level to become a saint. Maybe he would even meet with the same fate as Grandmaster Yun Zongheng.

Actually not much damage was being done to the Divine Sovereign Clan except for a stolen Nightingale Divine Pearl.

Now Yuan Tianba was feeling that if he would become a saint then this was truly worth it. After all, he got to live longer…

Even the smaller celestial clans were also excited. The resources and spiritual veins of the smaller celestial clans were not as fantastic as the patriarch clans. There were many celestial practitioners that hope to become an enlighten celestial so that they could no longer age rapidly and even hope that they could live enough to become an immortal celestial so that they would no longer age.

There were many celestials that suffered exceedingly when they were peaked master practitioners, peaked enlighten celestials and peaked immortal celestials. The breakthrough simply did not happen for them and many of them grew old or die from illness.

Only celestials that had reached the golden celestial levels were immune to sickness and their life spans were many times greater than those who were not.

And the immortal pills that the Goddess Isa was bestowing could just do the trick for them.

So how could anyone not get excited?

“This is so unfair…”

“Why didn’t Ye Jing attack my clan…”

“Those clans that are attacked are the lucky ones…”

“Fellow celestials, can you sell me some of the immortal pills after you got it?…”

Suddenly many of the celestials did not hate Ye Jing as much now. In fact, they were suddenly glad. As a matter of fact, Ye Jing had ensured that she did not kill needlessly when she went on a rampage throughout the Nine Celestial Fraternity. There were many fake exaggerations which were simply not true.

Ye Jing stole a glance at Fan Yuqing, “The Goddess Isa seems to be distributing your Rainbow Saint Pill as though it is free…”

Fan Yuqing lit a slow smile, “Not mine. I’ve stolen from her actually.”

“…..”

Fan Yuqing continued with a sly smile, “These divine pills are actually made by the Sagess Aiel and given to the Goddess Isa.”

The Goddess Isa waved her hands and her beautiful voice sounded out to all again, “This is only some small compensations. For those clans that lost your celestial treasures, a heavenly relic will be bestowed to you. This heavenly relic has a good chance to become an earth-step divine sword and if you nurture carefully, you may even obtain a heaven-step divine sword.”

When she had said that, everyone was gasping and there were many questions that were flying around.

Some celestial clans had only lost a precious herb, so would they also be entitled to a heavenly relic?

It was because having a divine sword was too prestigious even if it was only a half-step. Now there was a possibility that they may even obtain a heaven-step divine sword!

This was something that was not thought possible by the smaller celestial clans and everyone was talking nonstop!

Suddenly all the celestials, whether they were righteous or heretic, they had all forgotten that they were in the middle of a realm battle and they were all making alliances or deals.

There were many clans that took advantage of the clans that were down when Ye Jing attacked them. Now these down and out clans seemed to be reaping the most benefits and they would soon be propelled to the top. Therefore those clans that took advantage of them were suddenly regretful and were making diplomatic sorties to apologize or to make fresh alliances.

“I can help you rebuild your clan…oh no, you don’t have to pay me…”

Suddenly there were also a lot of marriage alliances out of the blue…

“I’ve a daughter for your son…”

“I have some extra sons. He can even change his clan name to yours, as long as he can marry your daughter…”

Ye Jing was smiling weakly as she saw the scene that was around her as thousands of celestials were all talking excitingly at the same time, “This is too shameless. They are even more shameless than me.”

She looked up to the three goddesses and asked softly, “Do I get anything too?”

Although the goddesses did not reply to her, Ye Jing did not mind at all. After all, she was just making light of her own situation.

Fan Yuqing smiled weakly, “They’re trying to undo your damages and you’re trying to get some benefits. You are too hopeless in your shamelessness…”

This time it was the gentle voice of the Great Goddess Fantian that echoed to all, “However, we do have a condition first. After all, the dark descendant has not been averted yet…”

When the celestials heard her, they were all quiet immediately and they had all turned ashen. They had all forgotten about the dark descendant in their excitement…

The Great Goddess Fantian spread her hands and there were a looming pressure that came from the heavens.

And a gigantic landmass had suddenly materialized into view above the three goddesses.

“This looks familiar…”

“Where did I see this before?”

The mountains below shook with the shockwaves that were created when the gigantic landmass began to slowly descend…

The Great Goddess Fantian said gently, “This is the true form of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth…”

“The Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth has appeared?!”

“What is going on?!”

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Chapter 126: Yuqing Confession

When Fan Yuqing had suddenly went down to confront the Devil Envoy, Saintess Ziyue had secretly probed her out of concern with her spirit sense and she was somewhat startled. It was because her reservoir of spiritual sea was like Ye Jing just before the fight.

Saint Dong Sheng muttered, “Your god-daughter seems a little foolish…”

There were a lot of noises among the righteous celestials when they saw Fan Yuqing talking to the Devil Envoy…

“Huh? What is Saintess Yuqing doing down there?”

“Is she in cahoots with her?”

“She is surrendering?”

“Nonsense! She is a heroine and she will fight for us…”

“What is going on now?”

“Let’s wait and see first…”

In the meantime, below…

“Wait a minute!” The Devil Envoy said coldly as she looked at Fan Yuqing and Ye Jing, “I didn’t say that I have agreed to your private duel yet.”

Fan Yuqing said gently to Ye Jing, “Give me your heavenly decree.”

Ye Jing knew of her intentions without asking so she threw her heavenly decree to her…

Fan Yuqing quickly caught hold of the heavenly decree and tossed it to the Devil Envoy, “Now that you have the heavenly decree, surely you will have no issue with it now?”

The Devil Envoy caught hold of the heavenly decree with an amicable smile, “I have totally no objections now.”

Xiao Shuai and Han Shaodong were both trembling lightly and they were looking at the heavenly decree excitingly…

Xiao Shuai was in fact stammering, “We…have finally got the heavenly decree in our hands. Who says the bad guys don’t win in the end?”

Fan Yuqing scoffed coldly at him before she turned to look at Ye Jing with a dishearten sigh, “Are you still able to stand?”

Ye Jing said as she popped a few pills into her mouth, “My wounds have just closed and I feeling a little weak still. Can you help me to stand?”

Fan Yuqing laughed softly but there was no malice as she said, “In this entire fraternity, only you will ask your opponent to help you to stand and while we are talking, you are secretly popping pills. Can you be any lamer than that?”

The Devil Envoy interjected with a cold sarcastic smile, “Earlier, your friend here is even shameless enough to ask me for the advantage of some extra strokes just because she is a junior.”

Fan Yuqing smiled as she continued to hold Ye Jing in her gaze, “Really? But knowing you, anything that is shameless and lameness is just too normal.”

Ye Jing said weakly, “Who says I am secretly popping my pills? I am doing it openly in front of the two of you. Do you have to put me down like this before you slain me? Of course I can’t be compared to you or the Devil Envoy. I am at a disadvantage and therefore I have to put my survival at stake first.”

Fan Yuqing nodded, “Even though you know that you are going to die soon but you are going to put up a fight first. Your actions are indeed praiseworthy. You are indeed fit to be the successor of the Heaveness.”

Ye Jing was startled, “You know?”

Fan Yuqing was smiling, “Naturally I do recognize the traces of the Emptiness Translucence that is within you right from the start. Why do you think that I will be so willing to help you?”

Ye Jing asked curiously, “Just because I have the Emptiness Translucence?”

Fan Yuqing replied, “No, because you are the successor of the Heaveness. You must know that that the Heaveness is the successor of the Great Goddess Fantian. Therefore that makes you somewhat related to me. Moreover, you are the successor of my Sister Yi Si as well and inherited her Eternal Lotus.”

She looked up to the heavens with a melancholy sigh, “I am the daughter of the Great Goddess Fantian while you are the successor of the Great Goddess Heaveness…isn’t fate such an irony?”

Xiao Shuai was startled as he looked at Fan Yuqing, “You are Fantian’s daughter?!”

Even Han Shaodong was taken aback, “She is Yixian’s daughter?”

The two of them had known the Great Goddess Fantian when she had transmigrated into a mortal…

Fan Yuqing looked at them quietly, “You seem to have known my mother consort.”

The Devil Envoy was not surprised because she had already known Fan Yuqing’s background and she had as a matter of fact, reported her findings back to the patron goddesses of the Devil Isle.

Fan Yuqing had returned her attention to Ye Jing, “Because of my foolish intervention, I have screwed up both the Devil Isle and the Goddess Palace. In order to set things right again, one of us must die today.”

Ye Jing smiled bitterly, “Why must this be in such a manner? Why must it end up like this? I’ve thought that we…are friends and sisters…”

Fan Yuqing gave a faint smile, “Indeed we are friends and sisters. You are almost like me when I was younger. I like you Ye Jing, I really do. I am the root of all these and I’ve create a monster out of you. Your existence now is too heaven-defying and that will accelerate the dark descendant. However there is a simple solution to end this. If I die then all these will end. Or if you die then all these will end too. Therefore I am giving you a choice to live by fighting me.”

Ye Jing coughed weakly, “You know that I don’t have the strength to fight you anymore. This is just a one side slaughter by you.”

Fan Yuqing nodded, “I can’t deny it. But even if you have your full strength, do you think that you are able to win me?”

Ye Jing smiled playfully, “With your present strength, I can win if I’ve my full strength.”

Fan Yuqing growled softly, “That is only because I have to take your lightning tribulation for you. Now I wish I have let you die that day.”

Ye Jing giggled softly, “That is too late now and that’s why we are fighting now.”

Fan Yuqing smiled, “To be killed in my hands is better than being killed by the Devil Envoy, am I right?”

Ye Jing smiled bitterly, “Is there a difference? I will still be dead anyway.”

Fan Yuqing laughed softly, “There actually is. I will leave your body intact while the Devil Envoy will dismember your body.”

Ye Jing said thoughtfully, “Then you’re right. There is a difference.”

Fan Yuqing smiled, “Say, how long are you intending to lie on the ground more? Surely your golden body plus the pills that you have consumed is more than enough. Do you think that I will not make a move against you if you are on the ground? I am no heroine. ”

Ye Jing smiled weakly, “Although I think I will be able to stand now but my martial strength is still lacking. Can’t you wait for a little longer for my pills to take some effects? Or you have a divine pill that you can spare me as a charity?”

Fan Yuqing hummed, “Shameless!”

Ye Jing smiled, “I ought to be more shameless if I were to get out of here alive today.”

Fan Yuqing laughed softly, “Unfortunately, you won’t be.”

Ye Jing was laughing jovially too.

The two of them were fated to be friends and nemesis at the same time. Even their roles as protagonists, heroines and villainess were constantly changing and switching. Amidst their laughter, they only knew this too well. Now the Villainess Yuqing was the heroine and she was going to execute the Villainess Ye Jing. And because they understood this, they were laughing at this irony.

All the onlookers were confused when Ye Jing and Fan Yuqing had started laughing together in a casual manner while the Devil Envoy, Han Shaodong and Xiao Shuai were standing motionless with them.

“Why are they laughing?”

“What is the situation now?”

“What is going on now?”

Fan Yuqing was suddenly not laughing anymore as she solemnly said, “Sister Ye Jing. You got to trust me. You got the Eternal Lotus, an immortal artefact that can transcend life and death. Do you know?”

Ye Jing muttered, “Eh?”

She suddenly recalled the first time that she had met the Celestial Liege, he had actually told her that the Eternal Lotus can transcend the cultivator to beyond life and death…

Fan Yuqing smiled faintly, “I can see the Eternal Lotus that is within you is already blossoming. Why don’t you let me put the Eternal Lotus to a test and see if you are able to revive after this?”

Ye Jing replied weakly, “No way! If that is just a grandmother story then I will be completely screwed.”

Fan Yuqing nodded, “That is so true. However I do have a backup plan. Since the souls of the golden celestials are immortal, you will definitely be able to reincarnate. I have the Primordial Heaven Chart and the Tranquil Flute now. I will surely be able to track your soul and follow you to your new reincarnation. When I’ve found you, I will groom you as a saintess again.”

Ye Jing was smiling weakly, “Who knows when you’ve found me, you may find the new me to be more troublesome and change your mind. Maybe you will even sell me to a brothel and enjoy seeing my new state.”

Fan Yuqing chuckled softly, “Maybe I will do just that. I can even get some income from you.”

Ye Jing smiled weakly, “You are actually more shameless than me, you know?”

Fan Yuqing laughed, “Of course I am. Once I’ve get rid of you, I will definitely be the most shameless saintess around.”

The Devil Envoy, Xiao Shuai and the Han Shaodong were all looking at each other with a weird expression. It seemed that these two maidens were really great friends and they were able to make light of their situations. They were beginning to feel a little pity for Ye Jing…

Ye Jing had slowly got up as she said weakly, “Sister Yuqing, I just have the sufficient strength to take a blow from you. Don’t show me any mercy.”

Fan Yuqing raised her right hand and a beautiful long white flute appeared in her fingers…

This astonished many of the onlookers as they could recognized that the immortal artefact that was in Saintess Yuqing’s hand was a heaven-step immortal artefact!

“She has an immortal artefact too?!”

“Saintess Yuqing actually has a heaven-step immortal flute as her weapon…”

“Why is she displaying her immortal weapon all of a sudden?”

“Even that Ye Jing has got up…”

“Are they about to fight with each other?”

“But they are laughing earlier…”

“They are now pointing their weapons at each other now…”

Even the Devil Envoy, Han Shaodong and Xiao Shuai were startled to see the immortal weapon that was in Fan Yuqing hand. It was because they knew how formidable Fan Yuqing was. A heaven-step immortal weapon that was in her hand could instantly transform her into one of the most dangerous celestial fighters in the entire fraternity…

Fan Yuqing martial voice echoed to the ears of all the onlookers, “Don’t misunderstood. I am not fighting for the Nine Celestial Fraternity or for anyone. The only true heroine is actually my Sister Ye Jing here. Do you know that she only did all these so that she can actually save everyone sorry asses? Do you all know?”

There were hundreds of boos from the indignant celestials. It was because they were all victimized by Ye Jing!

“She is a heroine? My foot!…”

“Why is Saintess Yuqing speaking on her behalf?”

“Ye Jing has stolen all my clan profound treasures! How can she be a heroine?”

“What about the blood of the celestials that she had killed?…”

Ye Jing smiled at Fan Yuqing, “Thank you sister for speaking for me even at this time. You should try your best to salvage your good reputation instead. When you have killed me, you will be more renowned than Mu Huiyin and you will be the number one heroine in the fraternity.”

Fan Yuqing smiled to Ye Jing, “You know. I never want to be a heroine in the first place. I want to be a badass villainess that everyone will fear. But…”

She looked intently at Ye Jing, “But I have no regrets knowing you and thank you for saving my life.”

Ye Jing smiled as she flashed her sword, “Remember that you are the precious daughter of the heavens. Don’t you purposely lose to me and lose your life instead. I don’t accept any of those craps.”

Fan Yuqing laughed softly as she spun her white flute around her fingers, “Don’t worry, I won’t…”

Xiaofang, Gong Nanyan, Xuan Danfeng, Feng Minyue, the Celestial Liege, the Confession Lady, Li’Er, Chu Yunfeng and Luo Bihua were all watching with bewilderment. Fan Yuqing did not confront the Devil Isle but instead she was talking to Ye Jing, then they were laughing and now they were pointing their weapons at each other…

Xiaofang was panicky, “Saintess Yuqing really wants to take Jing’Er away from me?!” It was because he had suddenly remembered that just a few days ago, she had asked him what if she were to take Ye Jing’s life…

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Chapter 125: Goddess and Devil Envoys (3)

The Devil Envoy had swung her sword all of a sword and this sword wave could easily rip apart anyone that was below the golden celestial level.

Ye Jing was startled as she evaded the sword stroke, “Hey! You didn’t give me any warning…I am not prepared at all…”

The Devil Envoy smiled coldly as she flashed her sword strokes, “You don’t need to be prepared. Just die quickly and be over with it.”

Ye Jing flashed through her sword strokes as she displayed her attacking strokes, “I don’t want to die without a fight…”

The Devil Envoy flashed to and fro as she lifted her sword, parrying three strokes in a blink of an eye while launching her attacks. She was a little startled as she thought, “This Ye Jing…for someone that is voided of her spiritual strength, her strikes are really heavy. No, it is because her immortal sword is draining my martial strength at every hit…”

Ye Jing and the Devil Envoy were flashing around the pathway platform and their exchanges were furious. Both of them were evading strokes that seemed impossible to evade and striking at odd angles as they flashed like phantoms. It seemed like both their backs had eyes and they could even parry each other’s attacks without even turning back as they swung their swords from front to back at ease.

Every stroke that came from them exploded like a burst of strong wind force even it had missed their opponent. Even if an opponent was lucky to evade the main attack, they would find it difficult to totally evade from the exploding area of effect that resulted from it. But the two of them were able to evade and react like a supernatural phantom.

The onlookers including Xiao Shuai and Han Shaodong were all astonished at their martial display.

Xiao Shuai was muttering, “Even my swordplay can be said to be inferior to the Devil Envoy. That Ye Jing had actually improved so much in just a matter of a few months?”

He did not know that ever since their last fight, she had already overcome both the Traverse Divinity and the Seventh Sense Divinity with an astonishing high state of enlightenment, tremendously improving upon her reflexes and intuition.

“That beautiful maiden Ye Jing…is she a supernatural being? How is it possible for her to move like this?”

Even Ancestor Yuan was thinking, “Luckily I didn’t fight her that day…”

“Both of them are really too formidable…”

“No wonder that Ye Jing is able to go rampage throughout the Nine Celestial Fraternity?”

“What kind of a background does the Devil Envoy has? She is such a superb fighter that…I don’t think any of our celestial fighters can be equaled to her…”

Lin Wucheng stole a glance at Fan Yuqing while asking Saintess Ziyue, “This Devil Envoy is too formidable. Although Ye Jing is also good but she doesn’t have the strength for a prolong fight. I can see that she is trying to conserve her celestial strength by deploying only a normal sword stroke but that Devil Envoy is too experienced, she didn’t waste her strength either.”

Saintess Ziyue nodded quietly, “The Devil Envoy used to be one of the seven most powerful fighters of the celestial fraternity. Naturally she isn’t easy to beat. Moreover she is renowned for her speed and her divine sword the Celeste Wind. If I know that she is here, I won’t be here. It is because I am actually not her match.”

Those who could hear her were all startled…

“Even Saintess Ziyue can’t fight her?!”

Mu Huiyin was staring at the fight with a pale expression. After gauging her chances, she knew that she virtually had zero chance. The Devil Envoy was too fierce in her attacks and that speed of hers, was too insane. It was like she could easily cut down any of them with a blink of an eye and yet there was one celestial that could hold her off for this long. This one celestial was Ye Jing and she was the Goddess Envoy. She had actually hoped to deal with her before the fight with the Devil Isle.

Even Qin Tianming was muttering, “The highest pinnacle of the sword art is the formless swordplay. Both of them have already attained to that level. I am inferior.”

The formless swordplay was a divine state where learnt strokes did not matter anymore and where every attack was performed by pure instinct.

Tang Yiren was sighing softly, “It seems that I have to surrender my title as a sword saint. There are too many super exponents in the celestial fraternity…”

Xuan Danfeng was blinking her eyes in astonishment as she thought, “Wah. I can’t remember which part of the Martial Pinnacle Art will allow someone to move and react with such a godly reflexes…”

She had already known that Ye Jing was good in her speed attacks and evades but today display was totally on a different level altogether. It was not something that cultivation methods or celestial level could accomplish.

Lin Wucheng was startled as he looked at the Saintess Ziyue blankly, “The Devil Envoy is this formidable? Which era was that?”

Saintess Ziyue said quietly, “It was the time when the Ancient Ascension Sect was known as the Holy Ascension Sect. She was ranked with the Ascension Goddess among the top seven fighters.”

Everyone was gasping with shock. That period saw a lot of formidable ancient celestial fighters and it was the time when most of the celestial clans were bitterly fighting against each other for resources. The Ascension Goddess was a supreme celestial of the Holy Ascension Sect as well as an elder. Those powerful fighters who had fallen into her hands were too numerous to be counted and till now, her legends were still being whispered.

Lin Wucheng stammered, “She is the Celeste Wind Maiden?!”

Those who had overheard Lin Wucheng were all muttering panicky.

The Celeste Wind Maiden was one of the top dark celestial fighters during her time. Together with the Ascension Goddess and the Mad Conqueror, the number of super exponents that she had slain was no less than a hundred during that chaotic era.

Fan Yuqing said casually, “That is the Celeste Wind Maiden alright.”

Tie Nansen broke into cold sweat and he was muttering, “With such a legendary fighter is among the camps of the dark celestials, no wonder they have dared to approach the Unmoving Mountains…”

Saintess Ziyue sighed softly, “I’ve thought that you are under her for a month back then. You didn’t know who she is back then?”

Tie Nansen smiled weakly, “She didn’t even need to lift her fingers to fight any of us. I only know that Xiao Shuai and Han Shaodong take their orders from her.”

Fan Yuqing quietly said, “The Celeste Wind Maiden or rather the Devil Envoy is actually not serious yet. She has not display her full strength yet. She is only testing Ye Jing.”

Lin Wucheng was smiling weakly, “How is it possible that the Devil Envoy is not serious yet. This is already too formidable for me to handle…”

On the other side, Xiaofang was clenching his fists tightly and he had already broken into cold sweat as the duel progressed.

Gong Nanyan tenderly touched Xiaofang with her trembling fingers to calm him down as she whispered, “Sister Jing has warned you not to intervene. Please remember it by heart. You will only distract her and she doesn’t want your involvement.”

Xiaofang was quiet and he was trembling. He did not know that today the Devil Envoy would challenge Ye Jing at the very start of the meet and he was truly stunned by the formidable martial arts that were displayed by the Devil Envoy. For the very first time, he felt so helpless…

On the dark celestials’ side, it was the first time that they had seen the Devil Envoy displaying her martial skills and they were all watching with stunned and jaw dropping expressions.

“Our Devil Envoy is actually so formidable…”

“I thought that Beitang Ze was formidable enough but this is too insane…”

“Even that Ye Jing is also formidable…”

“I think that our Devil Envoy is equaled to three of their great saints or even more…”

Han Shaodong laughed and purposely remarked. “That is for sure that our Devil Envoy is formidable. After all, her celestial name is the Celeste Wind Maiden and she was even ranked as one of the top seven celestial fighters during her time.”

When Han Shaodong had said that, the dark celestials that could hear him were all startled and were all muttering excitingly…

“She is really the Celeste Wind Maiden?”

“She is my idol…I have never expected that the Devil Envoy will actually be her?”

“I say she is the top dark celestial fighter of all time ever since the Mad Conqueror was killed…”

“I never know that our Devil Envoy will have such a background. If she tells me earlier, I will kneel in front of her and even bend my back for her…”

Even Qi Meixue and Duan Yizong were astonished and their eyes were wide-opened…

The news that the Devil Envoy was the Celeste Wind Maiden spread like wildfire and the dark celestials were soon in loud hoorays and their bloodlusts were incited to a new high…

The celestials of the righteous celestial clans saw the excited outcries of the dark celestials and they had an awkward expression.

Tie Nansen tried to rally his side by saying, “No one has an inexhaustible stamina. It is good that we have the Goddess Envoy to fight her first. No matter what, we still have the advantage of our numbers.”

Fan Yuqing hummed coldly, “This heaven stairway is so narrow. What good is the advantage of numbers when only so many can fight at the same time. They may as well put the Sword Centipede in front of us and watch as we jump off the mountains.”

Everyone: …

In the meantime the Devil Envoy and Ye Jing were flashing and encircling each other for attack of opportunities. They were moving so fast that their afterimages seemed to be everywhere.

The Devil Envoy chased after Ye Jing as she flew on top of her to deliver a slashing cut, “You are slowing down already. How much strength can you still muster?” When she had said that she was already behind Ye Jing with a triple swallow slashes.

Ye Jing raised her sword arm above her to parry and in the next instant she had swung her sword to her back to parry the first attack of the triple swallow slashes before she leapt to the air as she evaded the second and third slashes. “You…I am still not done yet…”

“Oh really?”

Ye Jing flew out of the Devil Envoy attack radius and hopped on a rocky ledge as she increased the intensity of her golden aura which was now spreading like a pair of large golden wings.

The Devil Envoy smiled coldly as she enveloped herself in her crimson aura that was fluttering like flames and a sigil appeared on her forehead and suddenly there was a burst of windblasts that exploded thunderously around her.

The knowledgeable righteous celestials had immediately turned pale because they had recognized that the Devil Envoy had just opened her Heaven Eyes, a powerful secret immortal art that could potentially raise her peak dark monarch strength to beyond the dark monarch strength…

The knowledgeable dark celestials on the other hand were astonished with disbelief and were excited.

“Our Devil Envoy can actually open her Heaven Eyes!”

“This means that she is a half-step immortal already…”

“From the look of it, her Heaven Eyes level is not low at all…”

The Devil Envoy said after displaying her Heavenly Eyes, “My Heavens Divinity is at the fourth immortal positioning now. Once I’ve displayed the martial strength of my Heaven Eyes, not only will my martial strength doubled, so will my speed. You won’t be able to match me anymore. If you do not resist then I will make sure your death will be a painless experience.”

Ye Jing smiled bitterly, “I won’t surrender without a fight because it is my life that you are after…” She had raised her immortal sword upright with both her hands as a beaming golden light towering to the heavens manifested with her golden aura.

The Devil Envoy was startled, “What is this technique?”

Ye Jing said softly, “This profound energy is from the artefact core of the Hundred Celestial Killing Array. I call this the Heavenly Profound Sword.”

The Devil Envoy said truly stunned, “You have completely refined the Hundred Celestial Killing Array into your cultivation core?”

Absorbing an array core was a slow process that would often take hundreds of years to completely refine it. Moreover the Hundred Celestial Killing Array was one of the most powerful celestial arrays that took thousands of years to create.

But she soon smiled, “You got only one chance to use your technique on me. I can tell that you are using all your spiritual sea to power this powerful technique.”

Ye Jing nodded lightly, “Indeed. No matter how fast you can move, you can’t move faster than my Heavenly Profound Sword.”

The Devil Envoy smirked coldly, “We shall see about that…”

In the next instant she had flew with a startling speed toward Ye Jing…

Ye Jing immediately swung her sword and the towering light beam moved from the heavens as it shifted toward the charging Devil Envoy…

There was a brilliant burst of light as the Heavenly Profound Sword struck the Devil Envoy…

All the onlookers were stunned when Ye Jing had suddenly displayed the Heavenly Profound Sword for the spiritual energies that had suddenly manifested were beyond their comprehension.

Only Fan Yuqing was not surprised as she thought, “So this is her celestial technique after refining the Hundred Celestial Killing Array. It is really an amazing technique.”

Many of the dark celestials had broken out in cold sweat for the Devil Envoy…

The Devil Envoy had flown straight into the beam of light and her aura had turn into a brilliant white flare as her aura collided with it.

In a blink of an eye, this white flare flew like an unstoppable shooting star toward Ye Jing …

Ye Jing was startled, “She…is a…monster…”

And in the next instant the Devil Envoy was upon her and she had slashed her with such a tremendous force that she was sent flying up the air with blood spurting from her body…

The Devil Envoy took three steps back as her crimson aura slowly dissipated and she was panting breathlessly while Ye Jing had landed with a hard slump on the ground.

“I have won…” The Devil Envoy smiled coldly as she steadied her sword. Ye Jing’s celestial technique had burnt a considerable amount of her spiritual force but other than that, she was unharmed. She began to wonder what if Ye Jing had her full celestial strength, would she be able to tank through her Heavenly Profound Sword?

She took a step forward as she muttered, “Child, don’t blame me. This is your destiny after all.”

“Hold!” It was Fan Yuqing and she had suddenly flashed down to the pathway platform below.

Everyone was startled. Was the Saintess Yuqing interfering with the duel? Why was she helping Ye Jing?

Xiaofang had actually wanted to run down the stairs but Fan Yuqing was quicker than him…

Luo Bihua was shedding silent tears as she watched…

Li’Er was watching with wet eyes and so was Gong Nanyan…

The Devil Envoy smiled coldly, “So you are trying to stop me as well? Or you are trying to fish for an advantage immediately after the duel has just ended?”

Han Shaodong and Xiao Shuai were immediately by the Devil Envoy side as Fan Yuqing looked at them with a wryly smile, “I honestly dare not. Moreover your two companions truly terrify me.”

The Devil Envoy said, “Then why are you asking me to hold?”

Fan Yuqing sighed melancholy, “It is all my fault actually. I don’t want her to perish in your hands. So why don’t you let me end this with Ye Jing instead?”

Ye Jing was convulsing on the ground as she forced herself to look up to Fan Yuqing, “Sister…Saintess Yuqing…my premonition is right…I don’t mind dying in your hands…”

The Devil Envoy was perplexed as she looked at Fan Yuqing, “You want to kill her with your own hands?”

Fan Yuqing nodded quietly…

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