Chapter 79: Ling Feiyue vs. Xue Qianxue (1)
“I am no longer Dark Mistress Ling Feiyue but Demoness Ling Feiyue. This will be my celestial title in the future when I run rampage in the Orthodox Fraternity. Be sure to remember my new celestial title and live in fear of my name!”
Xiang Li was startled as she said to Yuan Ji, “Look what you have done to her. You broke her heart and turn her into a Demoness!”
Yuan Ji muttered back, “Whose side are you on?”
“Of course it is with Ling Feiyue!”
Yuan Ji: …
“Although she is a pretty face but we should teach her a lesson…”
“We are many and they are few…”
“I can already imagine the peerless Ling Feiyue bending under my knees…”
“What did you just say?”
“I mean…erm…begging us for mercies under our knees…”
“It isn’t entirely honorable for so many of us to fight her alone. Actually the Celestial Orthodox Sect is more than enough to handle her…”
Ling Feiyue maintained an indifferent gaze as she turned to Xue Qianxue and said, “Qianxue, no long no meet! Do you remember that we have an unfinished duel a hundred years ago?”
“So you have come to challenge me today?” Xue Qianxue chuckled and instantly her cuteness level broke the 100% level, sending many of the cultivators in a dreamy daze as they watched her.
“Why else should I be here? Come with me or else I will demolish the whole place.” Ling Feiyue giggled softly, causing the hearts of the cultivators to melt. How could any maiden smile the way that she had smiled, stirring the passions of the male cultivators.
The sight of the two peerless goddesses making their exchanges caused many of the cultivators, including the females to be stupefied at their many expressions.
Xue Qianxue smiled. “In that case, I will accept your duel…”
“Outrageous!” Matriarch Sacred Maiden Han Yuchi slammed her fist on the table as she interrupted Xue Qianxue. “Qianxue, you are not going anywhere and you are not accepting any duels today.”
Matriarch Sacred Maiden Han Yuchi pointed her fingers at Ling Feiyue, “Since you have dared to come here then don’t blame me for not showing you any mercy…”
Ling Feiyue hummed coldly as she interrupted her, “So the orthodox cultivators are just a batch of cowards? I can see that Xue Qianxue is actually just a coward that refuses to honor our agreed duel. Instead she is trying to use a cultivation retreat to hide away from me? What a joke! You have even come up with a leadership change just to hide yourself from me. Hmph!”
Xue Qianxue frowned, “Who says I am afraid of you? We can settle our feud today.”
When Xue Qianxue was frowning melancholy, her adorable level broke the 110% barrier and all the young masters that were pursuing her were all delighted.
Third Young Master Jian Menghao was completely captivated by Xue Qianxue and he was muttering, “She is too peerless. Fear not Qianxue, I will take your place in your duel…”
Saintess Jian Yuluo turned to say coldly at him, “Menghao, be quiet. Don’t let the others hear you. You’re not Ling Feiyue’s match. She can kill you instantly with her Six Realms Divine Art.”
“Six Realms Divine Art?” Jian Menghao muttered as he took a perplexed look at his Celestial Teacher.
“That is her internal profound art. This divine art is among the top ten internal profound arts. Today she carries a strong killing intention. She isn’t here to play.” Saintess Jian Yuluo said as she took a sip.
Jian Menghao began to say panicky, “Celestial Teacher, you’re a Sword Saintess and a seventh realm expert. You must help Qianxue…”
“Just watch. Ling Feiyue isn’t going to win against everyone here even if I did not intervene. The Celestial Orthodox Sect is more than enough to handle her.” Saintess Jian Yuluo interrupted him with an indifferent look.
Matriarch Sacred Maiden Han Yuchi had raised her voice to say maliciously, “Dark Mistress Ling Feiyue! You’ve dared to come to my Celestial Orthodox Sect to create a din. Today I will make sure that you do not leave the Celestial Orthodox Sect!”
“Oh? So your personal protégé can’t defeat me and the master has come to teach me a lesson? So this is the way of the orthodox cultivators. You are all nothing but cowards!” Ling Feiyue rebuked gently.
The way she was rebuking Han Yuchi had caused her enticing beauty to break through the 110% level with the many cultivators. It was because her voice was really too soft and gentle.
When Yuan Ji saw Ling Feiyue rebuking Han Yuchi in such a mild and cultured manner, he was smiling bitterly. “Feiyue, do you know how to raise your voice or not? No one will treat you seriously when you can’t even rebuke them with an angry voice. You have made a dramatic entrance but now you have become a laughing stock…”
Xiang Li interrupted him, “Actually I feel that Feiyue voice is alright. Although her voice is soft but the clarity of her voice can be heard clearly by everyone because of her strong internal profound strength. Her voice is really so sexy…”
Yuan Ji muttered, “Too sexy to feel threaten by her, in fact…”
Ling Feiyue smiled, “I will give you two options. Admit that the profound skills of the Celestial Orthodox Sect are inferior to the Spirit Blue Moon Sect then I will leave peacefully. Or else have Xue Qianxue to accept my challenge to her immediately!”
“Outrageous!” Han Yuchi rebuked back strongly. This Ling Feiyue had actually had the audacity to issue an ultimatum to the Celestial Orthodox Sect.
Zhao Songjin saw that the matriarch was displeased so she was also shouting. “Outrageous!”
Immediately she had flashed forward with her earth-step divine sword. “Ling Feiyue! This saintess here will teach you a lesson that you will remember forever in your heart…”
All of a sudden Ling Feiyue had swung her sword forward and there was a white light that was like a coiling dragon that had burst forth from her sword and it had struck the startled Zhao Songjin as it threw her violently back to her starting point!
Zhao Songjin had to scurry hastily ten steps backward before she could steady her steps, thrusting her sword onto the ground at the same time as she bent forward with an astonished look. She coughed out a bout of blood at the same time as she inhaled deeply.
All the cultivators presented were also astonished by the attack that was displayed by Ling Feiyue!
It was because the attack that was displayed by Ling Feiyue was clearly not a sword energy attack but a profound power attack. Many of the cultivators had never known that a profound power would have such range and devastating effect!
“What is this sword art?”
“I have never seen anything like this before?”
“Did you see that?!”
Zhao Songjin knew that Ling Feiyue was not a sword energy practitioner and therefore she had not prepared any profound defense when she was charging forward. If not given her cultivation strength as a middle tier seventh realm saintess, she would be able to ward off Ling Feiyue’s attack completely.
While everyone could not recognize Ling Feiyue’s sword art but Yuan Ji had recognized it as a sword art that they had created together…
Zhao Songjin gasped with a shock look, “What is this sword art?”
Ling Feiyue smiled with great tenderness as she looked at the reflection of her sword, “Heaven Light of the Coiling Dragon.” Then she muttered quietly. “I wonder if he likes this name? He didn’t answer me if he likes it or not…”
Although her mutterings were soft but Yuan Ji could hear her clearly. After all he was in the bronze seats which were near the main entrance and moreover he was also a seventh realm saint.
He muttered silently, “I like…”
Zhao Songjin naturally was not about to give up after such a small setback. This time she had surrounded herself with her profound power as she displayed a bright golden animus.
She was a proud middle tier saintess and the future Sacred Maiden Zhao Songjin. She would never admit that she was beneath Ling Feiyue or Xue Qianxue!
Therefore she started to display her newly attained eighth level of the Beautiful Maiden Swordplay the Golden Maiden Golden Flashes and directed it against Ling Feiyue.
Immediately all the protégés of the Celestial Orthodox Sect were smiling and all the other cultivators were in awe as several golden flashes that were projecting lethal profound powers began to radiate from Zhao Songjin’s sword!
There were altogether nine levels to the Beautiful Maiden Swordplay and anyone that was able to attain to the eighth level was considered to be a genius practitioner of the Beautiful Maiden Swordplay.
The lethal golden swords of the Golden Maiden Golden Flashes would be able to cut down most opposing cultivators!
When the many cultivators saw the Golden Maiden Golden Flashes, they immediately knew that the future Sacred Maiden Zhao Songjin was a genius cultivator that they should stay steer in the future!
Zhao Songjin smirked as she shouted, “Ling Feiyue! You have better displayed your Unrighteous Moon Profound Force as your profound defense or I will rip through your clothes in front of all the cultivators in this hall and I shall shame you in public view of everyone!”
Ling Feiyue giggled softly as runic lights began to flash on her raven black robe and everyone was startled. It was a no brainer that her robe was a rare celestial robe that was nearly indestructible.
When Yuan Ji saw the runic markings on her celestial robe, he began to curse her silently. “She is too rich…and lame…”
In the Celestial Realm, celestial robes were even rarer than divine swords and it was worth more than ten heaven-step divine swords!
Ling Feiyue had suddenly leapt into the air enveloped by her profound golden aura but it was not the Unrighteous Moon Profound Force that she was displaying.
Rather she had raised her heaven-step divine sword with both her hands as her golden animus began to form several circular afterimages of her swords as she sent dozens of phantom swords to rain upon Zhao Songjin!
These phantom swords were formed from the sheer condensation of her profound power and was not sword energies. Although it was a limited in range but it was powerful if Ling Feiyue could unleash it at point blank.
“This is my Thousand Raining Swords of my Flying Spirit Sword Art. I believe that I have told Xue Qianxue a hundred years ago that once I have mastered my Thousand Raining Swords, the eighth level of her Beautiful Maiden Swordplay will be broken by my sword stance.”
After Ling Feiyue had just ended her sentence, the phantom golden swords of Zhao Songjin were all completely shattered by the hundreds of phantom silver flying swords that were unleashed by her.
At the same time that Zhao Songjin had yelled aloud when hundreds of phantom swords had flown into her, the phantom swords had also exploded into many thunderous outbursts of shockwaves when it had landed.
In less than three blinks of an eye, Zhao Songjin’s golden animus had given way and she was sent flying off to the back again.
The destruction that was caused by the Thousand Raining Swords was so devastating that it dug several holes on the ground, destroying the reinforced celestial stabs that were laid.
This time round even the most nonchalant golden celestials were stunned by Ling Feiyue’s display of her sword art.
“Is this sword art even considered to be from this world?”
“The sword art of the Celestial Orthodox Sect is broken…”
“How is it possible?”
“Great Saintess Ling Feiyue has just defeated Zhao Songjin…”
This time round, many of the cultivators were even respectfully adding Great Saintess to Ling Feiyue’s celestial title instead of simply calling her Ling Feiyue or Dark Mistress Ling Feiyue.
Yuan Ji was blinking his eyes. He did not expect Ling Feiyue to have mastered the mystical level of her Flying Spirit Sword Art. Usually the last stance of any profound arts was only possible in theory and was not thought possible.
But Ling Feiyue seemed to have crossed that gap all of a sudden.
All of a sudden Yuan Ji had realized why and he was saying unhappily to Xiang Li. “How come Feiyue’s sword spirit is so powerful while you are so weak?”
Yuan Ji had suddenly realized that it was Ling Feiyue’s sword spirit that had enabled her to cross the impossible barrier.
Xiang Li muttered weakly, “Actually I am more powerful but you have not realized it yet. Also, she is a genius while you are not.”
Yuan Ji: …
Even Xue Qianxue was looking a little sheepish as she was heard muttering. “Alas! I am still so far from my Flying Sword Maidens. Ling Feiyue’s swordplay is now superior to me…”
In the meantime Matriarch Sacred Maiden Han Yuchi had caught hold of the unconscious Zhao Songjin as she said to her protégés. “She is alright and just need a little rest. Bring her inside first.”
After giving her instructions to the protégés, Han Yuchi was now staring coldly at Ling Feiyue. “You have dared to injure and bully my protégé. Today if I don’t teach you a lesson, I am not going to rest our feuds!”
Ling Feiyue hummed coldly, “I am not afraid of you!”
Matriarch Sacred Maiden Han Yuchi had immediately wrapped herself in a bright golden animus and her golden animus was forming into the shape of a battle maiden.
It was the most powerful divine profound art of the Celestial Orthodox Sect, the Sacred Maiden Profound Art!
The Sacred Maiden Profound Art was one of the most powerful offensive power profound arts and it was more so if the cultivator was a great saintess like Han Yuchi.
Ling Feiyue put her sword aside as she said indifferently, “Then I shall use my Six Realms Divine Art to fight against your Sacred Maiden Profound Art.”
The golden animus that was around Ling Feiyue was slowly withdrawing until it formed a bright dark outline around her. It did not mean that Ling Feiyue’s profound strength or profound aura was weakening but rather it was because it was a special characteristic of the internal profound art. The stronger an internal profound art cultivator was, the thinner and brighter their animus was.
Ling Feiyue was obviously mustering all her profound strength for her upcoming exchange with Han Yuchi.
While Ling Feiyue and Han Yuchi were mustering their profound strength for their showdown, Yuan Ji was feeling extremely miserable.
It was because he was supposed to distract the attention of everyone in the great hall while the two sister saintesses would find an opportunity to rescue Xue Qianxue.
But all of a sudden the appearance of Ling Feiyue had made Xue Qianxue a constant attention. Moreover Xue Qianxue was surrounded by numerous golden celestials. It was almost impossible for anyone to approach her.
Yuan Ji had suddenly realized that Ling Feiyue seemed to have unwittingly taken the rap for him and that his original plan was simply rubbish and impossible to execute.
At this moment Ling Feiyue and Han Yuchi had struck against each other palms with a thunderous explosive impact that sent a big booming shockwave around them, causing many of the weaker cultivators to take several steps backward and even the great hall was vibrating.
Han Yuchi gasped softly as she stumbled five steps back while Xue Qianxue was immediately by her side to support her as she said anxiously, “Master, are you alright? Let Qianxue fight her for you.”
“Qianxue, be careful. Her profound strength is strong.” Han Yuchi coughed weakly.
Xue Qianxue nodded quietly before she hummed coldly to Ling Feiyue, “It isn’t because our sect’s Sacred Maiden Profound Art is weaker than your Six Realms Divine Art. Let me meet your Six Realms Divine Art instead!”
Han Yuchi smirked out, “My Sacred Maiden Profound Art is only at the seventh rank but Qianxue’s Sacred Maiden Profound Art is at the eighth rank. Just you watch!”
Ling Feiyue said coldly, “I am waiting.”
There was a burst of golden animus on Xue Qianxue as a battle maiden began to form from her profound aura.
All of a sudden the protégés of the Celestial Orthodox Sect were all gasping excitingly as the battle maiden sprouted wings and an external pressure began to exert heavily on everyone.
Even Matriarch Sacred Maiden Han Yuchi was gasping with disbelief, “Qianxue, when did you attain the Ninth Rank of the Sacred Maiden Profound Art?!”
Xue Qianxue chuckled softly to her master, “I just realize only.”
Han Yuchi: …
“The Ninth Rank of the Sacred Maiden Profound Art…”
“Xue Qianxue is the first cultivator in the entire history of the Celestial Orthodox Sect to have attained to the ninth rank…”
“She is indeed the genius among the geniuses…”
“Does it mean that Xue Qianxue is now unbeatable?”
Xue Qianxue turned to say coolly to Ling Feiyue, “Ai~ I’m afraid that your eighth rank of your Six Realms Divine Art may be a little lacking now.”
Ling Feiyue smiled indifferently, “Is that so?”
All of a sudden there was a golden light that was at Ling Feiyue’s natal core.
When everyone saw that it was a golden core that was revolving at her natal core, there were shocks and disbeliefs.
She hummed softly, “Although my Six Realms Divine Art is still at the eighth rank but I have already cultivated the golden natal core. Who win or lose is still a little early to say, don’t you think so?”
“Ling Feiyue had managed to create a golden core for her cultivation core?”
“She has found the True Sacred Saint Profound Art or she has found another divine skill that was capable of creating a golden core?”
Even Yuan Ji was startled as he blinked his eyes. He had never expected that Ling Feiyue would be able to cultivate a golden core in a matter of two months.
He was forced to admit to Xiang Li, “She is really a genius…and a rich cultivator…”
Xiang Li was almost in tears as she ignored Yuan Ji, “Xue Qianxue or Ling Feiyue. Who do I choose to be my new master?”
Yuan Ji: …
All of a sudden all the upper echelons of the seven major orthodox clans were all staring in the direction of Ling Feiyue and that included Han Yuchi.
It was because the leadership of the seven major orthodox knew of a terrible secret that few others know and it was that the golden core of a cultivator could be absorbed into their own cultivation natal core by killing the golden core cultivator.
Thousands of years ago, there were actually many golden core cultivators but most were either killed or had ascended to the Immortal Realm, leaving the cultivation method of the golden core a great mystery for the present cultivators.
With a golden core, it was a lot easier for the cultivators to become a great saint or even ascended to the Immortal Realm.
All of a sudden many of the great saints and golden saints of the seven major orthodox clans were all looking at Ling Feiyue with a murderous intention.
In fact these cultivators could no longer sit by the fence and they had the intentions to intervene now!
And that included Saintess Jian Yuluo, Little Princess and the sect masters of the seven major orthodox clans!
Saintess Jian Yuluo was the first to speak, “Sacred Maiden Qianxue, let your sister here assist you. Against a demoness like Ling Feiyue, there is no need for you to fight her one to one!”
Great Saint Jin Tianzong, the sect master of the Mystic Profound Pavilion was also laughing jovially, “That is right. If we take her one on one then we will have fallen into her trick…”
“Since she has delivered into our hands, what are we all waiting for?” Great Saint Jian Kang, sect master of the Profound Heaven Manor immediately said at the same time.
All of a sudden many swords were brandished in the ranks of the seven major orthodox clans!
Well, not all the seven major orthodox clans.
Saintess Fang Zhenfei and her Blue Phoenix Sacred Sect continued to be indifferent. As a matter of fact, Saintess Fang Zhenfei was even looking in the other way!
Yuan Ji was startled when he saw that the leaderships of the seven major orthodox clans were all brandishing their swords all of a sudden and he was perplexed.
What was causing their change in reactions?
Xiang Li said coolly, “They want to obtain Ling Feiyue’s golden natal core for their own cultivation.”
When Yuan Ji heard her, he was enraged. “They didn’t help the Celestial Orthodox Sect earlier but when they saw Feiyue’s golden core, they are now reacting. Is this the so call righteous way of the orthodox clans?!”
Xue Qianxue had naturally witnessed the hostilities that were being displayed by the seven major orthodox clans against Ling Feiyue and she had turned around to say unhappily to them. “Today is my personal duel with Dark Mistress Ling Feiyue. Anyone that wishes to fight Ling Feiyue before me has to fight with me first!”
Han Yuchi hummed coldly to the leaders of the other patriarch clans, “I am afraid that you have to wait. My Qianxue will definitely be able to settle Ling Feiyue with the Ninth Rank of the Sacred Maiden Profound Art. So naturally, there is no need for anyone to aid my Qianxue.”
“Haha, we are only trying to help…”
“We are afraid that Sacred Maiden Qianxue may be injured and her cultivation progression may suffer…”
“Surely there is no need for the host to act. Your allies will act in your stead today…”
“We are trying to be helpful…”
It was not only Yuan Ji who was feeling a little perplexed. The cultivators in the gold, silver and bronze seats were all feeling a little perplexed by the reactions of the leadership of the patriarch clans to act on Ling Feiyue now.
“Maybe Ling Feiyue is a threat to them?”
“Maybe she has insulted their honors?”
“Or maybe they are trying to protect Xue Qianxue?”
“Sacred Maiden Qianxue is indeed so popular. There are so many patriarch cultivators that are afraid that she may be injured…”