Chapter 188: 8th Rank Giga Mountain Giant
When Lu Qingyun and the big group of cultivators had come to a mountain crossroad, one of the more experienced cultivators said. “We should go to the left. The right trail will lead to the Willow Winds Manor.”
Some of the cultivators had begun to talk about the Willow Winds Manor and it was quite audible.
From their conversations, Lu Qingyun had gathered that the Willow Winds Manor was the nearest celestial clan to the Moon Demon Forest and often borne the most brutal attacks of the invading desolate and devious monsters.
Because the spiritual force in this vicinity was extremely poor, most of the cultivators from the Willow Winds Manor were not strong and rather, it was the ideal place for a great number of high ranking monsters that lurked below the desolate mists.
All of a sudden they could hear a booming tremor that came from the direction of the right side mountain trail.
Yin Shisi quickly said to the group, “Wait here. I will go and take a quick look.”
“I will go with you too.” Lu Qingyun said as he sped after her and he was followed by Ouyang Xue.
The rest of the cultivators did not go after them as they literally could not disobey the command of a saintess.
Gongsun Ya had wanted to dash after Lu Qingyun but she had hesitated and saw that her protégé sisters were all looking curiously at her after she had taken a step in their direction.
Behind two lofty mountains with blue cliffs, an extremely beautiful maiden was battling a mountain giant with protruding spikes on its body. This mountain giant was an eighth rank Giga Mountain Giant, an extremely formidable desolate monster. Every fist that it had smash on the ground or the mountains was enough to send a tremendous shockwave throughout the vicinity.
When Yin Shisi saw the sight of the Giga Mountain Giant, she was greatly startled. It was because even a seventh realm expert would have difficulty dealing with such a formidable desolate monster.
Even Lu Qingyun and Ouyang Xue were greatly startled. It was because their level may be good enough to fight on par with a sixth rank desolate beast but this was a dangerous eighth rank desolate monster.
Yin Shisi was afraid that the maiden may be in danger so she shouted across the mountains, “Maiden, flee quickly. We will try to cover your retreat.”
But the extremely beautiful maiden simply smiled as she moved between the legs and fists of the Giga Mountain Giant like a phantom. No matter how hard the Giga Mountain Giant had tried to hit her but it could not. Even the tremendous shockwave attacks that it had created to unbalance her did not have any effect on her; she simply swung her sword and the shockwaves were neutralized into nothingness around her.
The extremely beautiful maiden had finally lured the Giga Mountain Giant to the edge of the mountain before she flashed her sword in a brilliant flash of a dozen lights as she sent the Giga Mountain Giant to stumble down the desolate mists. “Don’t let me see you again or next time I won’t be so merciful.”
Yin Shisi was startled by the profound strength that was displayed by this extremely beautiful maiden as she gasped, “She is a seventh realm saintess. Only a seventh realm expert can have such mighty profound strength to move the mountains.”
Lu Qingyun was also stunned by the casual display of this extremely beautiful maiden. Throughout her battle, she did not seem to have exerted any effort in eluding the eighth rank desolate monster and had also shown no fear. It was not until the very last moment that she had unleashed her full profound strength and had sent the monster down into the desolate mist.
Ouyang Xue muttered, “Who is she?”
The extremely beautiful maiden had certainly heard her even though Ouyang Xue’s voice was quite soft. She had immediately flashed up the steep cliffs of the mountains and in just five blinks of an eye, this extremely beautiful maiden was now standing on the nearest ledge of the mountain that was facing them.
What an astonishing lightless swiftness skill that she possessed.
Lu Qingyun had almost dropped his sword in amazement when he saw her impossible lightless feat. Did she just flash up the mountains seemingly without any efforts?
Even Yin Shisi was perplexed. This feat was something that was impossible to most seventh realm experts and yet they had to believe it because seeing was believing.
“Who am I? Shouldn’t I be the one that is asking you?” The extremely beautiful maiden giggled softly as she aligned her sword to her back.
Yin Shisi could clearly see that she was wielding a divine sword and that her background must be most extraordinary. In front of this extraordinary maiden, even her saintess title looked most ordinary.
But she replied coolly, “I am Saintess Yin Shisi. We are from the Heavens Ridge Villa. The other two are Celestial Ouyang Xue and our Senior Brother Lu Qingyun. How do we address this golden celestial?”
The extremely beautiful maiden took a look at Lu Qingyun before she gasped softly, “So he is the good-for-nothing cultivator that everyone is talking about?”
Lu Qingyun: …
He thought, “Does she need to be so blunt about it?”
But all of a sudden the smiles on the extremely beautiful maiden had slowly vanished as she looked intently at Lu Qingyun, “The Divine Sword Jade Light. How do you get this sword?”
Lu Qingyun was startled that this extremely beautiful maiden had recognized his divine sword and he replied quietly, “Erm…you know the name of my divine sword? My master is the one that has given me the sword.”
Suddenly, the extremely beautiful maiden was staring at Lu Qingyun for quite some time, startling Yun Shisi, Ouyang Xue and Lu Qingyun.
They were silently thinking if this extremely beautiful maiden was actually an enemy cultivator and they did not dare to put down their guards. At the same time, they were thinking if they were able to defeat her given the extraordinary skills that she had just displayed.
Finally the extremely beautiful maiden giggled softly before she turned her back on them and she seemed to be trembling lightly, “I see that Fan Yuqing has finally found him. I am so glad for her as well. Well, good bye.”
Lu Qingyun could not resist asking, “I wonder if golden celestial will be able to tell us your name? After all, we have told you who we are.” It was because she obviously knew who his master was.
The alluring voice of the extremely beautiful maiden echoed as she disappeared from view, “Ye Jing.”
Yin Shisi, Ouyang Xue and Lu Qingyun were all startled as they all said at the same time, “The Nine Celestial Goddess the Great Saintess Ye Jing?!”
The Nine Celestial Goddess Ye Jing was a legendary great heroine of the Nine Celestial Fraternity and she was rarely seen nowadays. To think that she would appear in this desolate place was really such a surprise to the three of them.
Lu Qingyun muttered excitingly, “I really cannot believe that I have finally met the Nine Celestial Goddess in this desolate place. She is really as good as the stories say.”
Yin Shisi looked at Lu Qingyun, “She mentions that your divine sword is from the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing?”
Lu Qingyun laughed weakly, “Well it is a long story. The Great Saintess Fan Yuqing had first given my master this divine sword. Haha…”
Ouyang Xue: …
Yin Shisi smiled as she looked at Lu Qingyun, “You mean the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing had given this divine sword to Fairy Jade Light before giving it to your master? After all, our matriarch name is the Fairy Jade Light. I didn’t fail my knowledge of the Heavens Ridge Villa, am I right?”
Lu Qingyun stammered as he laughed weakly, “That is what I am trying to say. Haha…”
Yin Shisi rolled her eyes: …
She said, “I have some suspicion that our sect leader Qin Keqin isn’t what she appears to be. After all, I’ve noticed that Fragrance Herald Yufeng seems to be extremely polite to her even though she is just an ordinary elder. Judging from her lofty character, it is quite difficult for anyone to earn her respect unless that person is someone that deserves her respect.”
During Shen Yufeng stay in the Heavens Ridge Villa, Yin Shisi had become a friend of her and had come to know her quite well.
Moreover, during the Heavenly Fragrance Tournament, she had been quietly observing the exchanges that were between Qin Keqin and Shen Yufeng. There were plenty of times that Qin Keqin seemed to have broken protocols by stepping out of line with her casual remarks but she was never punished by Shen Yufeng. There were even instances that Qin Keqin seemed to be telling Shen Yufeng what to do and this caused her to rethink who Qin Keqin really was.
Yin Shisi turned to look at Lu Qingyun, “Your master is the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing, am I right?”
Lu Qingyun: …
Yin Shisi had also looked at Ouyang Xue, “You do not seem to be surprised. So you have already known who our sect leader really is.”
Ouyang Xue: …
Lu Qingyun was staring at Ouyang Xue, “You have known as well?”
Ouyang Xue smiled weakly. “I’ve promised not to tell anyone.”
Lu Qingyun heaved a soft sigh, “I guess that since the two of you have already known about it, there is no point hiding it from any of you. My master is indeed the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing.”
Even though Yin Shisi had already guessed who Qin Keqin really was but she could not help gasping softly, “She is really the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing.”