Translator: Misty Cloud Translations Editor: Misty Cloud Translations
That was a spirit beast that looked similar to a leopard. However, its ears were not the round type, but were sharp. Its tail was also a little stump and was not long.
Its eyes were closed and did not immediately regain consciousness just because it had emerged from the stone.
Sima You Yue and the others watched it and did not get close to it immediately. The spirit beast suddenly opened its eyes and was filled with murderous intent as it watched them. Without a word, it attacked them.
Sima Zhi Yuan and Sima He Shun went forward and started to battle with it. Sima You Yue hurriedly ran further away to avoid her weak self from being turned into paste.
This spirit beast was not particularly strong. Under the combined attacks of Sima Zhi Yuan and Sima He shun, it was defeated in a short while.
Sima You saw the heavily wounded spirit beast. Well, it was not that it wasn’t powerful, but it encountered the two guys who weren’t weak, so it could only be defeated.
She walked over and the spirit beast on the ground was already on its last breath. However, its eyes were still filled with murderous intent and did not surrender.
“Let me try.” After ascertaining that the spirit beast had no power to retaliate, she placed a hand on its forehead and activated her Imperial Beast Art and began the taming process.
It went without saying that the mental energy of an ancient spirit beast was a lot stronger than the average spirit beast. As she was taming it, she could obviously feel the resistance of the other party. The taming process was rather draining.
However, the benefit of it was that she had a spirit beast that was stronger than average.
Sima Zhi Yuan and the others watched her anxiously. Although they were confident that the spirit beast had already been beaten so badly that it could not retaliate, they were still afraid that something untoward would happen.
As time passed, Sima You Yue’s face started to form beads of sweat. She also started to become paler.
Two days had already passed and Sima You Yue’s condition was worsening. The concern shown on everyone’s face was also becoming more apparent.
If not because any interference would result in her injury, they probably would have directly stopped her.
Finally, on the third day, the gaze of the spirit beast gradually became dispirited and finally gave in. As for Sima You Yue, she collapsed on the ground weakly.
“You Yue!” Huang Ying Ying hurriedly supported her, allowing her to rest in her embrace.
“I’m fine, just a little exhausted. I’ll be okay after eating some pills.” Sima You Yue said weakly.
“You were too rash! If it was so taxing, you should have just given up. Why did you force yourself?” Huang Ying Ying berated her.
“Wasn’t it because I thought that I was already going to succeed soon?” Sima You Yue smiled, “Look, didn’t I tame it successfully?”
“Success is based on courage. Actually, it’s fine this way as well. As long as you manage to succeed, the taming process should get easier.” Sima Xiu Qi said.
Huang Ying Ying glared at him, “How is this fine? It’s not more important that You Yue’s body.”
“Yes, yes, yes.”
Sima You Yue ate some pills and leaned in Huang Ying Ying’s embrace. Sima Zhi Yuan and Sima He Shun and the others saw that she had successfully tamed the spirit beast and were wondering how to handle it.
This spirit beast was not considered to be particularly powerful. However, compared to the average contracted beast, it was a lot more powerful. It was just one of them, so who should they give it to?
“Why don’t we give it to Xin Shu?”
Sima Xin Shu was one of the more talented ones from the younger generations. If he were to be given an ancient spirit beast, he would be even more powerful.
“However, what do we tell the rest?”
As the disciples of the clan, if they gave one to Sima Xin Shu, the others would not necessarily agree.
“Why don’t we let the younger generation have a competition? The final winner can form a contract with it.”
“Great Grandfather, Great Granduncle, this spirit beast isn’t that powerful. I feel like we would be neglecting Xin Shu if we gave it to him.” Sima You Yue said, “Just randomly find someone from the clan and let him form a contract with it.”
Randomly find someone?
Did she know how important an ancient spirit beast was for a spirit master? Especially those of them who had cultivated spirit skills, to own an ancient spirit beast was a huge help!
The main point of this was that they could not casually find just anybody to give this ancient spirit beast to form a contract with.
“You guys can relax. Aside from this one, I still have others. I will definitely give an even stronger one to Xin Shu and the others.” Sima You Yue said.
“You have more than one?”
“That’s right, didn’t I say so just now? I have many of them!” Sima You Yue said.
“Many? How many of them do you have?” Sima Zhi Yuan and the others already forgot how to breathe as they watched her blankly.
Sima You Yue counted generally and said, “A few thousand of them. Every single one of the core disciples will be able to get one.”
A few thousand? Were they living in a fantasy? How did she possibly get a few thousand ancient spirit beasts?
If a power had a few of them, they would already be besides themselves with joy, right?
Sima You Yue saw that they were acting as if they had seen a ghost and fidgeted inside Huang Ying Ying’s embrace, saying, “I have a few thousand. Maybe two or three thousand.”
She felt like there were probably more than two or three thousand of them in her Spirit Pagoda. However, if she increased the number, she was afraid that they wouldn’t be able to take it.
If they lacked any at the end, she could tell them then.
As it was, they were already given a huge shock. They wanted to say something and opened their mouths, but they couldn’t find their voices.
Was this the chance encounter that she had spoken about earlier? There was probably nobody else who had her kind of bountiful reward!
After a long moment passed, they finally digested the information and said, “If you really have that many, then I’m afraid that we would actually be able to rise in the ranks of society all the way to the front.”
“That’s right. However, the taming process is a big headache.” Huang Ying Ying frowned. Sima You Yue’s mental strength was very powerful, this was something that everyone knew. However, she had spent so much energy just to tame one successfully. If she encountered a slightly more powerful one, wouldn’t it be even more difficult?
Furthermore, only with her imperial beast art would she be able to tame it. They knew that the number of beast tamer masters who knew the imperial beast art was low.
“I’m thinking that we can find a few more beast tamer masters to learn the Imperial Beast Art. As long as they swear to stay loyal to the clan, it will be fine as long as they do not reveal it.” Sima You Yue said.
“As things turned out today, that is all we can do.” Sima He Shun sighed helplessly.
This was the first time that they felt that they had too much treasure that they couldn’t deal with it.
“Great Grandfather, Wu Lingyu and I can tame a few. We’ll leave the rest to you guys.” Sima You Yue said as she waved her hand and a few tens of ancient spirit beasts appeared. “Try it out with these first. If they can’t do it, then I have no choice but to spend more time to do it myself.”
Although Sima Zhi Yuan and the others were curious about how she would do it, since she didn’t tell them, they wouldn’t pry.
“I’m going to head back first. I’m going into seclusion later on. Help me to pay attention to the things going on outside.” After Sima You Yue said this, she returned to her courtyard.
Wu Lingyu saw that she returned with a pale face and frowned unhappily.
“Did you do something to harm yourself again?”
He supported her back to the house and carried her to the bedside. He didn’t let her lie down, only circling her in his embrace as an icy cold aura emanated from him.