Chapter 148: The Sword Trial (2)
Ye Jing had stepped into the cave together with Fan Yuqing.
This was no ordinary cave. When they had stepped into the entrance of the cave, it was the same as stepping into an invisible portal that teleported them to an unknown spatial space. Although it appeared that they were in a cave but they were actually in a different spatial dimension that looked like the cave that they had entered.
A ripple fluctuated in the air as Ye Jing had stepped forth through the invisible portal and she was followed by Fan Yuqing in the next instant.
Ye Jing saw that they were being surrounded by deadly invisible energies and that it appeared that they were being surrounded by dozens of formidable energy arrays. One wrong move and their lives would be taken in the next instant.
Fan Yuqing had shared the same sentiment as Ye Jing as she looked around her before she said coolly, “It seems that this place is particular hostile to us. I wonder why.”
Ye Jing nodded as she knitted her brows, “All the killing intents seem to be directed at us…”
Fan Yuqing gripped her white flute tightly as she began to play her flute to dissipate the killing intents but soon she had given up. “There seems to be a sentient force that is directing the killing intent. This is indeed something unbelievable. I have never encountered anything like this before.”
Ye Jing: …
“Then why don’t we turn back instead? I am not going to step into these killing arrays…” Ye Jing smiled bitterly.
Fan Yuqing darted her eyes around as she chuckled, “I think it is already too late. Did you see any portal behind us? It seems that the sentient force really wants us dead and did not want us to leave.”
Ye Jing was startled as she turned around her to look for an exit but all her attempts to find an exit with her divine sense were in futile. “Eh?! We have not even enter any of the sword arrays yet and we are trapped?!”
Fan Yuqing smiled weakly, “It appears to be so.”
Ye Jing asked, “So what shall we do now?”
Fan Yuqing said nonchalantly, “We just have to storm the sword arrays and defeat this sentient force. Hopefully we will be able to find a way out later.”
Ye Jing smiled most bitterly, “Why is that I seem to have bad luck with you. To think that this is the first time that we are teaming up together and this is also the last time we do.”
Fan Yuqing raised her brows as she looked at her, “It isn’t as bad as it looks. Why don’t you make a move ahead first?”
Ye Jing muttered, “Aren’t you the one who is attempting the sword trial and getting the reward? Why do you ask me to go ahead first?”
“Because you have acute energy sense and I don’t.” Fan Yuqing said coolly.
Ye Jing cursed softly, “Your spirit sense is as acute as my divine sense. My ghost will haunt you forever should anything happens to me.”
Fan Yuqing gave her a smile and chuckled, “Go ahead and haunt me then. At least I won’t be so bored.”
Ye Jing was speechless as she cursed, “Fan…Yuqing…you…”
“Focus and enough of the petty talks already.” Fan Yuqing warned her coolly.
Ye Jing waved her fingers as she raised her immortal sword, “Alright then…”
She carefully took seven steps in front of her and saw that a sword array had been activated.
The entire sword array appeared to be bursting with chaotic energies as sword energies began to form.
“This is desolate energies?” Ye Jing was startled. Desolate energies when formed into sword energies were many times more lethal than spiritual energies.
But Ye Jing had no time to ponder over it as a sword energies had burst from the sword array to attack her.
Ye Jing lifted her sword to parry the deadly sword energy aside. Barely had she parried the first deadly sword energies, there were two more sword energies that had appeared from two opposing ends at her.
But Ye Jing simply swung her sword left and right as she sent the two deadly sword energies to burst harmlessly aside.
Fan Yuqing was chucking behind her, “Good. It seems that you have no issue with this sword array at all.”
No longer had she said that, there were seven bursts of sword energies that flew toward Ye Jing.
This startled Ye Jing as she panicky cursed her, “Are you trying to provoke the sword array or what? That is my life that you are risking…”
As she cursed Fan Yuqing, she had taken several steps in front of her. In additional to the seven deadly sword energies that were homing at her, this action caused an additional seven deadly sword energies to be activated as fourteen deadly sword energies began to explode all around Ye Jing.
Ye Jing had simply walked past the exploding sword energies as though she was a phantasm.
“What?! You didn’t get kill yet? So I don’t get a ghost for my company?” Fan Yuqing was smiling.
Ye Jing giggled, “Fat hope if you want to kill me. Have you forgotten that you have killed me once already? You can’t kill a person twice, you know.”
As she said that, suddenly she had flown with a startling speed toward the epicenter of the sword array. This caused dozens of sword energies to fly toward her…
Fan Yuqing had suddenly raised her white flute as she flashed past Ye Jing toward the epicenter and had transformed her white flute into a beam of deadly white light as the array core was destroyed.
This instantly caused all the dozens of sword energies that were directed at Ye Jing to dissipate all of a sudden.
Ye Jing heaved a soft sigh of relief, “That is such a narrow one. If you are slower by a second, maybe I would have really turned into a ghost.”
Fan Yuqing said with an amused smile, “I don’t believe you. I say that the Hundred Celestial Killing Array is a hundred times more formidable than this. If you can go through that, this is just a roller coaster ride for you. You just don’t wish for me to see your true strength.”
Ye Jing smiled weakly as she turned to look around her, “You never know if I were to miss a footing.” Then she gave a bitter smile, “It seems that we manage to enrage the ‘whatever power’ that is here.”
It was because she could sense that a more powerful sword array was suddenly descending upon them and the malevolent aura was ten times more intensified!
Ye Jing muttered, “I got a really bad feeling about this…”
Golden lights with intricate patterns had surrounded them and this time the sword array was many times more complex.
Fan Yuqing was suddenly smiling bitterly, “It seems that this sword array can evolve itself? I can’t sense where the array core is. It seems to have learned from the first experience and is quietly concealing its array core.”
Ye Jing was nodding, “it knows that we are able to sense where the array core is so it has duplicate its array core in ten different places and has concealed itself with the same similar aura. This is cheating…”
Fan Yuqing bitterly said, “It seems that we are directly at the third level of the Sword Trial itself.”
Ye Jing and Fan Yuqing had their backs leaned against each other. It was because they knew that in the next instant hundreds of sword energies would be raining all around them…
Fan Yuqing whispered softly to Ye Jing, “Are you going to do it or I will?”
Ye Jing whispered with a smile, “This is actually your problem and I’m only aiding you.”
Fan Yuqing nodded as she raised her white lute to display her golden lotus aura. Coupled with her immortal weapon, the golden aura of her artefact core was further enhanced and became a burning globe of light that exploded outward.
In that single instant all the hundreds of sword energies were suddenly dissipated and the sword array was destroyed completely.
Fan Yuqing hummed coldly to the powers that were manipulating the sword arrays, “Do you think that your puny attempts to stop us will work?”
Except for a shimmering blue portal that had appeared, there was no other response.
Ye Jing looked at the portal with a coyly smile, “Well, we have cleared this level already. Let’s proceed to the next level.”
Fan Yuqing nodded and said, “We have disabled the energies on this level. It seems that the unknown power can’t do a thing to us on this level anymore.”
Without hesitation, she had stepped into the shimmering portal and was followed by Ye Jing who was asking, “Hey, how much martial strength did you use for your technique. Do you want my aid on the next level?”
Fan Yuqing whispered coldly, “Do you really want the whole world to know my weakness? Can’t you be more discreet?”
“Oh? Fan Yuqing will actually have a weakness?” Ye Jing asked innocently.
Fan Yuqing: …