Chapter 176: Exiting Seclusion
Since the maidens were already in Ji Yuan’s cultivation chamber, they began to drink until they were all slightly tipsy.
As usual, Ling Feiyue was drinking slowly but Ji Yuan was not going to let her off and he was toasting her cup after cup.
Ji Yuan suggested to them, “Oh no, don’t purge the wines or it will be such a waste of good wines. Tonight we are all going to get drunk together.”
“Xiang Li, can you drink?”
Xiang Li picked up a cup as she took a sip, “It is hot…”
“Wow, Xiang Li. You can drink too!” Ji Yuan was really astonished.
“Yay! I can.” Xiang Li had rosy cheeks as she replied. “I feel…real now…”
Ling Feiyue, Little Princess, Xue Qianxue and Bai Qianfeng were all equally astonished that Xiang Li was now able to drink as they do.
Xiang Li immediately took one big gulp after another.
Ji Yuan laughed, “Xiang Li, don’t! You will get drunk easily.”
“Oh!” Xiang Li blinked her eyes as she slowed down immediately.
“You got to toast them one by one.” Ji Yuan suggested with an impish smile. Yea, that is right Xiang Li. Help me to get them drunk.
Therefore Xiang Li immediately worked on getting all the other maidens drunk unwittingly.
That was how all four maidens got tipsy.
When Ji Yuan saw that, he smiled to Xiang Li. “You can return to my soul sea first to sleep.”
Xiang Li was delighted as she immediately acknowledged with a soft chuckle. Ji Yuan had triggered their secret code!
To the four other maidens they were all suddenly flushing as well. This was also a code for them that Ji Yuan was seeking to enter into union with them.
Xue Qianxue was flushing shyly, “Ji Yuan, there are four of us…”
Little Princess and Bai Qianfeng were blinking their eyes. They really did not know how to react…
“Isn’t this a little too outrageous?” Little Princess took a look around everyone.
Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue were both smiling shyly and they had anticipating eyes; it was because they were used to serve Ji Yuan together.
It took Bai Qianfeng sometime to react as she slowly nodded. Although she is an immortal cultivator but she has also sworn to be with Ji Yuan forever and her vows are stronger than any forces in the world once it is made.
When Little Princess saw that Bai Qianfeng had nodded, she nodded in agreement as well.
Soon Ji Yuan and all four of the maidens were all kissing one another to get into the mood. Although the four maidens were shy at first but they were soon all daring one another as they learnt from one another.
Bai Qianfeng was actually no stranger to watching Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue in action since she had been spying on them when she was in her nine-tail spirit fox form.
As for Little Princess, this was her first time seeing all the other maidens in action. But she was soon smiling as she playfully took out a cultivation slip. “This is a dual cultivation for five. Want to try it?”
Ji Yuan laughed as he took a look at the cultivation slip. “This is…really interesting dual cultivation…research material…”
When Xue Qianxue took it from his eyes, she was flustering hotly. “This is…intriguing…”
“Let me take a look…” All of a sudden Ling Feiyue was gasping. “This is…”
Bai Qianfeng averted her eyes shyly, “All these positions are too compromising…”
But she quickly said. “But it isn’t a bad idea to renew our pledge for one another.”
As the four maidens began to pour over the dual cultivation slip and was gasping one after another, Ji Yuan was already stripping them and throwing their clothes aside as he caressed them gently. “You are all my future consorts and good sisters to one another. We should try something new…”
Xiang Li was drooling happily as Ji Yuan stripped them and her eyes were looking deliciously. “YES!!! YES!”
Another one month had passed in the Spirit Blue Moon Sect;
Ji Yuan, Little Princess, Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue had finally exited their seclusion and they were all smiling. It was because they all had a breakthrough with the True Sacred Saint Profound Art.
As for Ji Yuan, after he had formed his apex soul core, he took his own sweet time for the basic spirit core. He did not have any success because it was difficult for him to do anything in less than a month time. Or rather, Bai Qianfeng was helping her other sisters to cope with their gold core formation.
His original target was to form the basic soul core anyway and he had a large degree of success already.
In the last month, Xiang Li become even more playful as she slapped Ji Yuan from unlikely angles, causing Ji Yuan to be in distress for a couple of days before a thought dawned upon him; he had decided to take his reflex training to a higher level by asking Xiang Li to attack unexpectedly since she emitted no sound and profound energies for him to detect.
Nothing out of the norm had actually happened between them for the past one month since Ji Yuan was mostly focusing on studying the basic spirit core formation.
He had failed to see that something had changed in Xiang Li ever since she had a material body and she was looking at Ji Yuan more and more now. Even her body languages had increased a few times more than usual whenever she was around Ji Yuan…
When they had finally exited the cultivation chamber, the five patriarch moon elders were already waiting for them outside.
Bai Qianfeng as usual had switched to her nine-tail spirit fox form and cuddling in Ji Yuan’s arms as they stepped out together.
“Did anything happen while we are away?” Ling Feiyue asked curiously.
She inhaled softly, “The truce between the six major orthodox clans and us is almost over.”
Ling Tianshui smiled, “The six major orthodox clans won’t be attacking at any time soon. It is due to the appearance of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.”
“The Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth has really descended?” Ling Feiyue gasped softly.
Chen Yi smiled. “It is exactly as Palace Mistress Shui Xisi had said; the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth is now descending. I wonder how she knew about this…”
Ling Feiyue was gasping, “So it has really descended? Where did it appear? I’m going…”
Ling Tianshui immediately said, “Our Dark Mistress is not going to the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and this is final.”
“This is one in a lifetime trial. I must go.” Ling Feiyue insisted as she hummed softly.
Chen Yi and the other three patriarch elders said at the same time. “We can’t afford to have any danger befalling our Dark Mistress. You are not going anywhere.”
Ling Feiyue: …
Ji Yuan smiled weakly, “Actually I am also thinking of taking a look inside the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. Surely you are not thinking of stopping me as well?”
Chen Yi smiled, “You may go. Don’t worry.”
“Oh? Haha. That is good to hear…” Ji Yuan chuckled.
“You aren’t that significant to our sect.” Chen Yi grinned.
Ji Yuan: …
Ji Yuan blinked his eyes as he rubbed his chin. “Well…”
Ling Feiyue panicky said, “I am following Ji Yuan. Surely we can negotiate about this?”
“The sect rules are clear on this. The protégé master cannot enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. No more than 20% of the golden celestials of our sect are allowed to enter too.” Chen Yi said uncompromisingly.
“My niece. This is for your own good. The survival rate inside the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth isn’t exactly high and it is the most dangerous trial of all.” Ling Tianshui reminded with a pleading look.
Ling Feiyue inhaled softly before she smiled weakly.
Almost all the celestial clans have a similar rule. It is because if too many of the sect’s golden celestials have perished inside the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth then their positions in the celestial fraternity will be shaken.
Ling Feiyue rolled her eyes before saying. “Alright then. I understand. So is there anything else that is interesting that is happening in the celestial fraternity while we are in seclusion?”
Ling Tianshui pondered for a while before she said. “Nothing much. Oh yes, there is one. There is an astonishing peerless maiden that is currently making waves in the celestial fraternity. She has been causing a lot of young masters and golden celestials to be smitten by her. There is even a talk to include her into one of the four great celestial beauties as a replacement for Xia Jiaqing now that she seems to be missing.”
Ji Yuan could not resist a chuckle. “No one can be as beautiful as Ling Feiyue, Xue Qianxue, Fairy Ye Chengxi and Xia Jiaqing. I say that my Little Princess or Shangguan Yan should be included in the new four great celestial beauties list.”
“My lord…” Little Princess smiled shyly as she averted her eyes.
“Well, I’m speaking the truth. Haha.” Ji Yuan laughed.
Ling Tianshui smiled, “Actually all of you do know this maiden too. She is that Envoy Shui Sisi that had come recently.”
All of a sudden Ji Yuan’s smiles stopped as he asked. “It is her?”
He knew that Shui Sisi is actually the Venerable Palace Mistress Shui Xisi herself. “What is she up to?”
Ling Tianshui shrugged her shoulders before saying, “She is representing the Water Melody Palace as an envoy as she is visiting all the major celestial clans and attending all the recent celestial conferences. I wonder if the Water Melody Palace is plotting something?”
“This is indeed strange.” Ling Feiyue commented warily. “The Water Melody Palace has always kept to itself. Do you know why?”
Chen Yi said. “According to our intelligence, she is merely visiting the celestial clans to foster a closer relationship with everyone. She had been visiting both the unorthodox and orthodox clans at the same time. So it is really difficult to guess whether the Water Melody Palace is really plotting anything.”
Ji Yuan said weakly, “I say, she is just trying to show everyone how beautiful she is.”
Chen Yi laughed, “This is highly unlikely. No one will do something like that. It just doesn’t make any sense.”
Except for Ji Yuan, everyone was laughing softly along with Patriarch Moon Elder Chen Yi as they agreed. It just did not make any sense for anyone to do something like this.
Ling Feiyue giggled. “Only Ji Yuan will think of something this weird. She is probably under the instructions of her sect to foster a better relationship with everyone. Now that the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth is descending, all the sects are trying to find their allies to minimize the risks inside the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. This is only too normal.”
Chen Yi agreed. “Even a powerful celestial clan like the Water Melody Palace also needs her allies to have an easier time in the trial. You will never know how many sects will bitterly fight with one another over the cultivation resources that are inside.”
Ji Yuan asked. “So how much time do we have before the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth completely descends?”
Chen Yi replied. “About a month or two. If you want to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth, you should be going there now.”
Then he turned to say to Ling Feiyue, “We have picked fifty golden celestials to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. Five of them are saints. Once Dark Mistress you have given your approval, I shall inform them.”
“With so many golden celestials to accompany Dark Lord Ji Yuan inside, we can assure that he has a good chance of returning from the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.” He turned to grin at Ji Yuan.
Xue Qianxue and Little Princess said at the same time, “I’m going as well!”
Ji Yuan frowned. “No, you don’t. Stay around with Feiyue. I will go alone.”
Xue Qianxue folded her arms unhappily. “Oh no, you don’t.”
Little Princess smiled, “With so many golden celestials to accompany us, you don’t have to be so anxious for our safety. The two of us are great saintess.”
Ji Yuan smiled bitterly, “Even if you go with me, we may not be able to meet. We will be taken randomly inside. This is the law of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. Even if you can find a big group of golden celestials to go with me, we may not even encounter one another.”
“Therefore it is too dangerous for Qianxue and Little Princess to go with me. The two of you will be alone…”
Little Princess hummed as she interrupted, her mesmerizing eyes were staring at him as she raised her voice to say. “Hmph! My lord! Have you forgotten that I am also an upper heaven-step great saintess? I am on par with you in my cultivation realm. If you can go, so can I.”
Xue Qianxue added in with a smile, “I am only two minor steps below my lord…”
“Oh no, you don’t.” Ji Yuan quickly interrupted her. “Qianxue, didn’t you say you are carrying my seed? For the sake of our future child, you should not risk yourself so recklessly. Stay here with Feiyue.”
Xue Qianxue said melancholy, “I’ve thought that I have been cultivating for the past three months so that I may join you in your future battles. So how can you bear to leave me alone here? Have you forgotten how it is not easy for us to be together?”
“This is a most difficult trial. I don’t even know if I will be able to return.” Ji Yuan sighed.
“Then don’t go?” Xue Qianxue said with a soft chuckle.
“It is every golden celestial dream to visit the trials of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth in their lifetime. If I do not go this time, I may lose my courage in the future.” Ji Yuan said firmly.