Chapter 110: Birthday Banquet
"Fifth Bro, you’re saying that you only took half a year to become an Alchemist?" Sima You Le looked at Sima You Yue and was extremely suspicious about what she said.
Sima You Ran look a look at the pills, then looked at her. Thinking about how she had suddenly known medical arts, he thought that the art of refining pills was somewhere in her memories as well, so compared to the rest of them, he was much less surprised.
"Ha ha ha!" With huge bellows of laughter, Sima Lie walked beside Sima You Yue and patted her shoulders, saying proudly, "I just knew that the heavens would not abandon my Sima clan! At that time, you, this little brat, said that you wanted to become an Alchemist, but I never expected that you would really do it. Not bad, not bad!"
Sima You Yue grimaced as she endured Sima Lie’s strength. He never held back his strength whenever he was excited, as these pats on her shoulders were almost going to knock her down.
"Now that we have so many pills, furthermore, it's Fifth Bro that refined them, the Nalan Clans plan of using pills to defeat us can only come to a premature end." Sima You Qi said.
"Fifth Bro, this time, it’s really all thanks to you!" Sima You Ming said.
"As long as I can help, it will be okay." Sima You Yue smiled, "Take these first to meet our needs, just tell me what types of pills we need and I’ll refine them again. Apart from that, I’ll refine some more commonly used pills, and when I’m done refining them I will let Chun Jian and the others send it over.
"Okay." Sima You Qi received the pills, "right, what ingredients do you need for those pills? I’ll get the men to prepare them."
"No need, I can settle the issue of the pill ingredients myself." Sima You Yue said.
"How will you do it?" Sima Lie said, "We may not have these pills but we have many pill ingredients."
“The previous time when I went to Pu Luo Mountain Range, I picked up an interspatial ring that had many pill ingredients inside. It’s enough for me to use to refine pills." Sima You Yue said, "Don’t tell anyone about my ability to refine pills, so our quantity of pill ingredients will not change too much. Big Brother, Second Brother, this pill and pill ingredients don’t have to be calculated within the cost so you both can just decide the price and we will just set it as that. The Nalan Clan wants to use this method to drag us down? We can do the same."
"Great!" Sima You Ming and Sima You Qi grinned at each other.
In the past, it was always the Nalan Clan that attacked first, now it was their turn!
"Since we have pills now, You Ming and You Qi, both of you should go and settle it first." Sima Lie said.
"Okay, then we will head to the shop first." Sima You Ming and Sima You Qi stood up and bowed towards Sima Lie before turning to leave.
"You Ran, You Le, do you both want to return to the academy?" Sima Lie asked.
"There are no classes taking place right now so we can just stay at home to see if there’s anything we can help with." Sima You Ran said.
"That’s good too."
"Grandfather, since there’s nothing else, we will take our leave first." Sima You Le said.
"Go ahead." The large issue that had been weighing upon his heart was settled, so Sima Lie was feeling much better. "You Yue, stay behind for awhile."
Sima You Yue was just preparing to leave with them, but hearing what Sima Lie said, she sat back down on her seat.
Sima You Le and Sima You Ran glanced at her and left.
Only the grandfather-grandson pair was left in the house, so Sima You Yue asked, "Grandfather, is something the matter?"
"I have already distributed the Spirit Beasts that you brought back with you the last time." Sima lie said.
"Then when they formed a contract, did they advance in rank?" Sima You Yue asked.
"This is the reason why I asked you to remain behind." Sima Lie said: "That person who had formed a contract with the Saint Ranked Beast practically advanced by two or three ranks. That beast that was contracted also advanced by one rank."
"So they were really able to advance in rank!" Sima You Yue said happily. Since they really were able to advance in rank, the fact that the Spirit Beasts would advance in rank during the owner’s cultivation was written in the book and must be true as well!
"Mm." Sima Lie nodded definitively, " Right now, the strength of our clan has silently increased by more than a bit. Adding on the fact that you know alchemy, we have even more confidence and increase in the strength we have to battle with the Nalan Clan."
"Grandfather, there’s one thing I don’t understand.' Sima You Yue said.
"Grandfather, aren’t you the General of the Dong Chen country? Now that the people from the Nalan Clan has dealt us this blow, was has the Imperial family not moved at all?" Sima You Yue voiced out the confusion in her heart.
"The most important point is that the Nalan Clan is not an ordinary clan, furthermore, they did not use military force to move against us so it is hard for the Imperial family to come forth and stop it." Sima Lie said, "However, I feel the main reason is because his Majesty is wary against us and wants to use the hands of the Nalan Clan to weaken our power."
"Why? Could it be because Grandfather is too powerful?"
"Not only because of me." Sima Lie said, "When others look at your four brothers, they see that they are all extremely talented. Adding on the fact that, within the Dong Chen country, I am getting more prestigious as the days go by, His Majesty should be threatened by our good standing."
Sima You Yue pursed her lips, " If what you’re saying is true, his Majesty is definitely not a man with foresight."
The Sima Clan was not the least bit interested in the throne. If the reason they were wary was just because Sima Lie was too powerful and Sima You Ming and the rest were extraordinarily talented, that emperor must not be someone who had any foresight.
"That’s right, these few days will be his Majesty's birthday banquet and we have to attend. When the time comes, you will be able to see the emperor." Sima Lie said.
"Oh, when the time comes, see whether I feel like it or not. If there’s nothing else, I’ll head downstairs first." Sima You Yue stood to leave the moment she finished speaking.
It was only when she walked past the Owners Courtyard that she thought of Fatty Qu, who was still in the hall drinking tea. So she walked by a different route and headed to the hall.
This was the first time Fatty Qu had come to the General's residence and the Steward had served him tea before rushing off to do his duties. He had already drunk a few cups of tea but Sima You Yue had yet to come so he planned to walk around. Just as he walked to the door, he bumped into the target person, who had come in.
"You Yue, why didn’t you make a sound before you came in!"
"How would i know that you would be at the door." Sima You Yue said, "What are you doing here?"
"I just planned to look around the house when you came in." Fatty Qu replied.
"Alright. You never came to the residence before, go, I’ll bring you to tour around.
"Before we tour around, I have to go and pee… go to the toilet." Fatty Qu remembered that Sima You Yue was a girl and changed what he wanted to say.
"Pfft-" Sima You Yue saw how awkward he was and laughed. She stretched for a hand and hooked his neck, saying, "Lets go, I'll take you to go peepee."
Once he settled the basic need of life, Sima You Yue brought Fatty for a tour around the General's residence. Seeing the simply constructed houses, Fatty Qu felt completely strange. He always thought the Generals residence would be as magnificent as an imperial house.
Sima You Yue brought him to a little pavilion to sit down and got men to deliver some snacks. The two of them ate while chatting leisurely.
"Oh right, You Yue, these will days will be His Majesty's birthday, will you be going?"
"You know about this as well?"
"Mm. My older brothers and the third Prince have a relatively close relationship. My clan has also entered into the sights of the Imperial family, so they invited my father, brothers and me to go and participate in the banquet together. Your Grandfather is the General, you’ll definitely be going right?"
"Things like banquets are the most boring. I’ll decide whether or not I’ll go when the time comes." Sima You Yue said.
"It’ll be good even if you don’t go. That Nalan Clan will definitely go so you may end up bumping into them. You can avoid unnecessary trouble."
"People from the Nalan Clan are going as well?"
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