Chapter 102: Eon Firmament Mountains (2)
As the Spirit Crane flew with great speed forward, Yuan Ji could see that multiple spiritual arrays were now activating and were shooting beams of profound energies at them.
He spotted more than ten spiritual arrays and he was stunned.
It is because spiritual arrays are often powered by one or more precious heavenly relics which are extremely rare to obtain. And superior heavenly relics can be used to forge divine swords.
This Diviner Mo Ming is really a rich cultivator!
These profound energies beams were actually not that powerful but could knock them down the bottomless abyss below and that was something that Yuan Ji did not want to see.
Yuan Ji had already drawn his sword as he stood up. “Feiyue, hold me steady. Qianxue, guide the Spirit Crane.”
“Yuan Ji, what are you doing?” Xue Qianxue and Ling Feiyue were both gasping at the same time.
“I will be alright. Don’t worry.”
Yuan closed his eyes for a while as he concentrated on his divine sense.
When he opened his eyes again, he began to inhale softly as he raised his celestial sword with his right hand.
This was not lost on Xue Qianxue and Ling Feiyue. It was because they had already noticed that whenever Yuan Ji was using his right sword arm, he was really serious. Therefore they did not dare to disturb him or break his concentration.
Yuan Ji was saying silently, “Now that I am a middle tier saint, I should be able to use my Major Heavens Sword to the Eighth level. The realm of the physical sword energy…”
His old master had once told him that if he is lucky to reach the seventh realm middle sacred saint level in the future, he will be able to practice the Eighth Level of the Major Heavens Sword. However there is a little problem with it. The cultivator will have to cultivate behind closed doors for decades or even centuries to comprehend the sword energy physical form. It is because sword energies do not have any physical form at all!
Yuan Ji rubbed his chin as he did a last minute comprehension. “I saw Lu Qingyun displaying the physical sword energies form. It doesn’t look so difficult. He is insanely fast with his swords. But I am not slow either.”
He had suddenly raised his sword with all his speed and profound energies that he could muster and the afterimages of his sword had flashed forth into a beam of profound energies that was directed at them.
When the afterimages of his sword had touched the profound energies, it had shattered the beam of profound energies into nothingness!
Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue were startled when they saw the afterimages of his sword flying forth. Even without asking Yuan Ji, they knew what it was. It is said that the ultimate form of sword energy is the restoration of its physical form. When the physical form is formed, it is able to travel much further and is more condensed with profound energies.
That was why Yuan Ji was able to send his sword energies flying out to meet the incoming profound energies without causing his sword energies to dissipate into the air. And this was accomplished without the aid of a powerful celestial array!
Yuan Ji chuckled, “It isn’t too difficult after all. I have Brother Lu Qingyun to thank for.” He had quietly observed Lu Qingyun during the trial.
He was soon releasing one afterimage after another of his celestial sword into the incoming beams of profound energies, all with uncanny precision and imploding the offensive profound energies into nothingness.
Xue Qianxue muttered, “Our lord is so awesome…”
Ling Feiyue beamed with pride as she looked up at Yuan Ji from his back, “Yes he is…” She was feeling extremely blissed to have shared this lifetime with him again. She was determined not to let him go this time.
Xue Qianxue had suddenly caught sight of the melancholy look that was on Ling Feiyue and she was a little anxious.
It was because she seemed to understand what Ling Feiyue was thinking.
They were actually thinking of the same thing. They will not dishonor their lord Yuan Ji from his duel. But they can choose to challenge the Divine Palace Master of the Hundred Flower Divine Palace before him!
If they can exhaust or deal a heavy injury to the Divine Palace Master of the Hundred Flower Divine Palace ahead of the duel then the odds of Yuan Ji winning the duel will also increase!
Even without thinking about this, the two of them were already in line with this strategic plan.
However they still lack a little confidence to pull this off. If Saintess Fang Zhenfei will be willing to join them then their odds will definitely be better. However when they had met her on her profound ship, she had rejected them immediately even without allowing them to enter into discussion with her.
Xue Qianxue sighed in her heart, “Saintess Fang Zhenfei or Xia Jiajia whatever your real name is, you are too smart. How can there be anyone as smart as you in the entire cultivation fraternity? You saw through our plans even before we had opened our mouths and rebuked us.”
Actually Ling Feiyue was also thinking the same at this moment. “If Xia Jiajia loves Yuan Ji, why doesn’t she offer to help us? Is her mission more important than Yuan Ji? Maybe she is truly smart and is only striving to be an immortal in the future. Maybe in her heart, we are just her bad karma. She is too rational, too intelligent, too calculating and too…cold hearted…”
Xue Qianxue continued to sigh, “If Sword Saintess Jian Yuluo is still alive to support us, we may still stand a little chance…”
Ling Feiyue had secretly stolen a glance at Xue Qianxue before she said silently, “I have brought the information regarding the Hundred Flower Divine Palace. It is said that Divine Palace Master of the Hundred Flower Divine Palace always have two great saint elders by his side as well as ten saintesses as his protectors. Just me alone is not sufficient and Yuan Ji doesn’t want me to use my influence as sect leader of the Spirit Blue Moon Sect to help him. I can’t risk Sister Qianxue too. She is with child. Therefore I have to do it myself.”
Quietly she had already formulated a most daring plan. Before their duel, she would offer herself to the Divine Palace Master of the Hundred Flower Divine Palace. When she was near him then she would assassinate him!
Yuan Ji had suddenly shouted, “All clear! We are safe now!”
The Spirit Crane had sped past the shooting range of the celestial arrays and they had landed on the floating island where the warning was given from.
Immediately after they had landed, a dozen golden celestials and a hundred cultivators had quickly surrounded them with their swords.
There were soft murmurs among them when they saw how graceful the two veil maidens were when they had alighted from their Spirit Crane.
Many of the female cultivators were now giggling softly when they saw Yuan Ji.
But many were also astonished at the sight of a nine-tail spirit fox that was following Yuan Ji.
An elderly golden celestial had stepped forward to say coldly, “You have ignored our warnings and dare to step into our forbidden conclave. Please leave now or we won’t be polite to you.”
Xue Qianxue had immediately stepped forward and said politely, “Great Celestials, we have accompanied our lord here to seek an audience with Diviner Mo Ming. Please, we have something important for him to divine.”
The elderly golden celestial hummed coldly, “Our master will not see anyone anytime soon. He is in his cultivation retreat now. So please leave!”
Xue Qianxue chuckled as she danced a little as she tiptoed forward. She was really enthralling and many of the cultivators were mesmerized by her small giggles. They were all thinking that behind her veil, she must be a great beauty.
She winked at the elderly golden celestial as she giggled, “Maybe just for a little while, please!”
Yuan Ji who was watching her, was quite amused. She must be trying to use her charms to seek an audience with Diviner Mo Ming. Unfortunately she is not Little Princess and she did not know any Bewitching Profound Arts. Even her natural charms will surely fail against this elderly golden celestial.
One look and Yuan Ji can tell that this elderly golden celestial is a great man of culture and a highly enlightened celestial who is immune to honey traps. Moreover this elderly golden celestial was being surrounded by so many celestials. He will surely lose a lot of his own faces if he even hesitates about turning away Xue Qianxue.
He was not the only ones who were feeling amused. Almost all the cultivators around him were all feeling amused and were all giggling.
The elderly golden celestial blinked his eyes many times before he replied to Xue Qianxue, “Alright. I will make an exception this time. Come with me.”
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After Yuan Ji had heard him, he was rolling his eyes with shock. When did Xue Qianxue’s cuteness level become so formidable that she can charm such a highly enlightened golden celestial?!
Even the other cultivators and golden celestials were all shocked, “This…this…what is going on…”
Ling Feiyue also stunned as she looked helplessly at Xue Qianxue and was wondering what was going on…
Xue Qianxue clapped her hands and was giggling with great delight. “Thank you. You’re so kind!”
Yuan Ji was left to stammer almost incoherently, “I can’t believe it. I really can’t believe it…”