Chapter 137: Familiar Place
The Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth was a realm of thousands of worlds.
Each time when people entered the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, they would be randomly teleported to one of the thousands of worlds that were within it. Hence the experience of everyone was different each time and it was rare for random parties to encounter each other if they enter at a different timing.
That was the rule for the first level of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. It got exponential smaller for every level.
“It is said that there is only a single world for the sixth level of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and that is the highest level anyone can reach.” Fan Yuqing explained to everyone as they walked along the mountain trail.
Xiaofang suddenly said, “This place looks familiar. It seems that we have been here before.”
Ye Jing giggled, “Did you not hear what Yuqing had just said? It is impossible for us to be in the same place as the last time.”
Xiaofang smiled weakly, “She says it is rare, not impossible…”
Ye Jing waved her hands, “Whatever. To the men, all the mountains look the same. So why don’t I send Yu’Er to scout ahead of us and tell us if this is the same place as before?”
Xuan Danfeng said weakly, “Your Yu’Er isn’t with us the last time, you know.”
Xiaofang had leapt to a slope and said, “Look over here!”
Ye Jing sighed softly as she hopped to where Xiaofang was and she was quickly followed by the rest.
Over the horizon of the slope, they could see a glowing light and within the glowing light, there was a divine sword.
Xiaofang grinned, “This is the divine sword that I’ve left behind the last time.”
Ye Jing looked at Fan Yuqing, “We are really back at the same place as before?! How is it possible? Did you not say it is impossible?”
Fan Yuqing gave a weak reply, “I say it is rare, not impossible. Also, did you just say that you can’t recognize this place?”
Ye Jing replied sheepishly, “To me, all the mountains look the same. How do I know that Xiaofang is able to recognize the place? How can’t none of you can?”
Feng Minyue shook her head weakly, “I really can’t recognize the terrain. I…have a bad sense of direction actually.”
Xuan Danfeng smiled weakly, “Same here.”
Fan Yuqing was also looking sheepish as she said, “Don’t look at me like this. I was unconscious the last time.”
Ye Jing looked at Xiaofang with an earnest expression, “Since you are so good in identifying the terrain then in the future you will be our guide.”
Fan Yuqing smiled, “It is a wonderful suggestion. It is better than following Ye Jing blindly.”
Ye Jing muttered softly, “I thought that we’re following your lead…”
Xiaofang smiled and said, “Did you all still remember the Brahman Behemoth that guards this place?”
Ye Jing nodded, “Of course I remember that scary monster. I will never forget it, not for forever.”
Xiaofang smiled, “I’m thinking of challenging it.”
Fan Yuqing cursed softly, “What? So you can retrieve that divine sword? And are you nuts? Do you know that it is a Beyond Divinity monster? You can’t defeat it so forget about it.”
“What is a Beyond Divinity monster?” Ye Jing asked curiously.
Fan Yuqing heaved a soft sigh, “It means that it is beyond our state of divinity to challenge it. It is beyond the strength of a great saint to handle it hence it is a Beyond Divinity monster. The Brahman Behemoth is like the big boss of the entire level. I’ve never heard of anyone that can defeat it.”
Xiaofang grinned as he looked at Fan Yuqing and Ye Jing, “But we have three immortal weapons here and four saintess here. Maybe we can stand a chance of defeating it?”
Ye Jing smiled weakly, “And you are just on the golden celestial level. You will probably be the first to die.”
Xiaofang protested, “The Brahman Behemoth of the first level may not be so difficult to beat. If we don’t try then we will never know how strong the Brahman Behemoth is. If we encounter the higher level Brahman Behemoths, at least we can develop a strategy to fight against it. This may well be the only chance that we may have to test the strength of the Brahman Behemoth…”
Xuan Danfeng injected, “This may well be our last too if we were to fight that monster. We may not be so unlucky to encounter the higher level Behemoths. Also, it is quite rare to chance upon this monster anyway.”
Feng Minyue agreed, “It is too foolhardy to challenge a Beyond Divinity monster. We should avoid it as much as possible…”
Fan Yuqing said thoughtfully, “On the other hand Xiaofang may be right. We may be able to defeat it with our current strength. If we don’t try, we will never know.”
Ye Jing had already begun to turn away, “This is too crazy. I’m not going to fight that scary monster…”
Fan Yuqing looked gently at Xiaofang, “You really want to try?”
Xiaofang nodded, “I like to take the risk alone though.”
Ye Jing groaned, “Xiaofang, you are crazy! If you want to try then I will ignore you forever.”
Xuan Danfeng smiled at him, “I’m afraid that I’ve to agree with Ye Jing. Xiaofang, if you want to try then you have to be at least a great saint first. Having an immortal weapon is one thing but look at Sister Yuqing and Sister Ye Jing, they also have the aid of an artefact core to empower their strength.”
Xiaofang inhaled with a soft sigh. If he did not try then he would never be stronger. Moreover all four of the saintess were a level higher than him. Rather than say that he was their protector, it was more likely that they were around to protect him.
Fan Yuqing saw his soft sigh and knew that he was troubled. So she smiled, “What if we do a quick strike and see how it goes? With some proper planning, we can even plan for our escape route?”
Ye Jing could feel the throbbing that was in Xiaofang’s heart so she smiled weakly, “So what’s the plan?”
Feng Minyue was startled as she looked at Fan Yuqing and Ye Jing, “You are both serious?”
Xuan Danfeng was smiling weakly, “You can’t be serious, am I right?”
“So what is the plan?” Xiaofang’s eyes had lit up brightly.