Chapter 220: Trial of the Water (4)
“No, there is another way across this chasm.” Ji Yuan had said all of a sudden and he had immediately attracted the attention of all the cultivators around him.
Many of the cultivators were now looking and smiling bitterly as they looked at Ji Yuan for an answer; this chasm is over fifty yards and is impossible for anyone to jump across unless they are a bird.
One of the cultivators sarcastically said. “So what is your bright idea or are you trying to impress the maidens that are behind you?”
Many of the cultivators were all laughing and many were nodding. With five beautiful maidens behind Ji Yuan, naturally he would try his very best to impress them so that he would look good in front of them.
Ji Yuan frowned as he cursed them silently; do I even need to impress them when I can bed them anytime? You’re all fools…
But all of a sudden Ji Yuan was looking at a veiled maiden in white who was looking down at the chasm and her eyes were staring intently in front of her.
She was also the only one that was not looking at Ji Yuan for answer.
All of a sudden he raised his voice to say deeply. “Maiden. The veiled maiden in white. I think that I’ve seen you somewhere before.”
Many of the cultivators were now speechless and they were even laughing now. This cultivator from the Desolate Celestial Fraternity is now chasing skirts in front of them now.
It was obvious to them that he was just trying to impress the maidens in the group.
Ling Feiyue was exasperated when she had heard Ji Yuan and she quickly whispered to the rest of her group. “Ji Yuan can’t even recognize Mu Wan’Er just now and yet he is claiming that he is able to recognize this veiled maiden from nowhere. I’m utterly speechless.”
All the maidens were smiling bitterly and they were nodding; it was obvious that Ji Yuan would not be able to recognize this maiden as her clothing was not from the Desolate Celestial Fraternity.
The many celestial fraternities were all separated by extremely treacherous terrains and no man’s lands. It was nearly impossible for the cultivators from different celestial fraternities to visit one another.
The veiled maiden in white shifted her body slightly and she rolled her pristine colored eye lashes as she nodded. “You’ve managed to recognize me?”
Ji Yuan laughed as he lifted his nose with a soft sniff. “Haha. Of course I do. If I am not mistaken, you’re Maiden Feng Minyue?”
There was a slight shudder that came from the veiled white maiden before she nodded with a flash of her watery eyes. “I really didn’t expect for you to recognize me and I didn’t expect for you to remember my name.”
“Feng Minyue?!” All of a sudden, several cultivators from the Nine Celestial Fraternity were all taken aback as they gasped.
Feng Minyue was once regarded as the number one top great beauty in the entire Nine Celestial Fraternity until she was overtaken by Fan Yuqing. At the same time she is also a renowned heroine and a great saintess. Nowadays very few cultivators were able to catch a glimpse of her as she had long entered seclusion.
At the same time Feng Minyue is also the Matriarch of the Heavenly Fragrance Villa, one of the nine major orthodox patriarch powerhouses of the Nine Celestial Fraternity.
Ji Yuan laughed. “Haha. Of course, I do recognize senior. We had even taken part in the same trial before and we were even in the same group fighting against a common enemy before.”
Feng Minyue had a perplexed look because she had completely changed her dress and even her hairstyle since she had last met Ji Yuan. Moreover she could not remember taking off her veil so how could this Ji Yuan still be able to recognize her then?
Ling Feiyue was stunned. She did recall partying up with Feng Minyue before but there was no way that she could recognize her behind her veil and moreover she looked slightly different now…
How did Ji Yuan possibly have recognized her?
All the other cultivators were somewhat startled and the cultivators from the Nine Celestial Fraternity were even more startled because a stranger from the Desolate Celestial Fraternity had recognized their goddess from the Nine Celestial Fraternity!
Ji Yuan of course did not recognize her at first sight or else he would be looking at her direction from the very start. But he had really very sharp nose. When the direction of the winds had changed toward his direction, he had sniffed a familiar unique fragrance that belonged to Feng Minyue.
Therefore he had naturally recognized her.
But he wanted to make sure first and that was why he was enquiring after her.
Ling Feiyue had also approached Feng Minyue as she started to smile weakly. “I didn’t recognize you. So we have met again.”
Feng Minyue nodded gently. “Maiden Feiyue, how are you?” Then she appeared to laugh softly. “You look much better in woman’s clothing.”
Ling Feiyue smiled weakly. She had disguised as a man while she was in the Lotus Sword Mansion Trial.
Ji Yuan asked Feng Minyue. “You seem to have found a way too?”
Feng Minyue nodded slightly. “I have two ways.”
“Oh?” Ji Yuan was truly startled. He had only thought of only one way.
Feng Minyue unveiled herself so that it would be easier for her to speak and when she unveiled herself, everyone was gasping; men and women were all startled by her great alluring and moving beauty. Moreover Feng Minyue had a graceful and polite demeanor that caused the eyes of all the men to stare at her wondrous presence.
“We can leap across once the direction of the winds change in our favors. Are you thinking of that?” Feng Minyue asked softly.
Ji Yuan laughed. “Indeed. I am really thinking about it.”
To a great saint like Ji Yuan, he was actually confidence that he would be able to leap across the chasm.
Many of the cultivators were all shaking their heads with disbelief; there were no way for the majority to leap fifty yards across and moreover they did not know how long must they wait for the winds to change its direction.
Also there seemed to be a powerful wind vortex that was sucking and pulling all the cultivators to the deep chasm below.
“So what is the second way?” Ji Yuan asked curiously.
Feng Minyue smiled. “Jump down the chasm.”
Ji Yuan frowned immediately. “Then won’t we fail the trial already?”
Feng Minyue answered coolly. “There is a strong water element in this place. If I am not wrong then we are actually in a Trial of the Water. And the way to the next trial is via the water below the chasm and not across the chasm.”
Ji Yuan immediately rolled his eyes and he had a perplexed look.
No way, I am going to jump down the chasm. She may be wrong. Right, Xiang Li?
Xiang Li chuckled softly in his soul sea. “Big Brother, I remember this big sister too. She has a pure heart too. So when are you going to bang her?”
Ji Yuan nearly coughed aloud when he had heard Xiang Li as he started to scold her in his soul sea. “Look Xiang Li, I don’t even know her well so how can I bang her? You can’t bang anyone just like this, you know? Moreover, she may not be interested in me.”
“So you are hoping that she will be interested in you then?” Xiang Li suggested with a soft giggle.
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“Ji Yuan, she is right. This is indeed the Trial of the Water.” Bai Qianfeng said all of a sudden as she approached them.
“If we jump across this chasm then we will be taking a longer route and may even be misled by the trial itself. The powerful golden celestials may think that they have an advantage but the trials are cunning designed to cater for the less powerful golden celestials as well. Powerful but not wise enough will cause you to fail the trial.”
Shui Xisi, Little Princess and Mu Wan’Er had also approached them as they asked Ji Yuan. “So do we attempt a leap across the chasm or jump down the chasm?”
This question had suddenly become a talking point among the rest of the fifty cultivators.
Many of the cultivators were shaking their heads. They could not jump across the chasm but what if jumping into the chasm would be a stupid mistake?
Some cultivators were smiling bitterly. “What if there are desolate monsters waiting at the depths below for us. It will be foolish for us to jump down the chasm.”
“Ji Yuan, so what options do we take?” The maidens in his group were all asking him.
“You’re the leader so you have to decide the best course of option for us.”
Ji Yuan turned to smile at Feng Minyue, “So which option will you pick?”
Feng Minyue looked at the chasm below as she pointed her finger at it. “I will attempt the second option. What about you?”
Xiang Li had a sad expression on her as she shook her head. “Big Brother hates water so he won’t follow this pretty big sister…”
Ling Feiyue, Little Princess, Bai Qianfeng and Shui Xisi knew that Ji Yuan would pick the first option as they could tell that he hated the water.
Ji Yuan rubbed his chin before he said firmly. “I will take the plunge down the chasm. So are we on for that?”
The maidens in his group were all startled that Ji Yuan was picking the second option…
Mu Wan’Er was a little relieved because her lightless profound skill was not particular good enough to carry her through. For a moment she had thought that Ji Yuan would abandon her.
She thought. “He is doing this for my sake?”
Xiang Li was also surprised. “Big Brother, you are jumping into the water?”
Ji Yuan laughed. “This is a golden opportunity to see all the pretty maidens getting wet. Do you want to miss something like this?”