Translator: Misty Cloud Translations Editor: Misty Cloud Translations
When Sima You Yue had tamed that spirit beast earlier, Sima Zhi Yuan and the others didn’t let anyone form a contract with it. The ones that the Beast Tamer Masters had later tamed were all kept inside the beast taming arena as well. Nobody was allowed to form a contract with it.
That was why, although they had heard that it was possible to advance in rank while forming the contracts, they had never seen it with their own eyes.
However, she had raised this condition and would definitely pay close attention to it. Right now, it was best that the Sima Clan did not attract the attention of others.
“How many spirit beasts do you have right now?”
Sima You Yue thought about it before saying a rather conservative number. However, even if that was the case, both of them were extremely shocked.
To tame three hundred of them in five months meant she would have tamed sixty of them in a month!
“Wu Lingyu and I tamed them together. He was a lot quicker than I was.” Sima You Yue said, as for how much quicker he was, it was up to them to guess.
“I will send out orders to select a few men to head to the back of the mountain.” Sima Zhi Yuan said.
“I’ll head over first.” Sima You Yue was not a stranger to the back of the mountain. The first time she obtained the inheritance, she had been struck quite terribly by lightning over there.
She came to a group of mountains. You could pretty much see the Sima clan’s courtyard from here.
“What are you thinking about all here on your own?” Sima Qing appeared beside her and asked when he saw her in a daze.
“Thinking of how splendid the Sima Clan used to be that year.” Sima You Yue stood up and bowed to Sima Qing.
“Our past glory. We can’t see it nor imagine it. However, I can foresee our future glory.” Sima Qing smiled lightly as he looked at her.
Sima You Yue naturally understood what he meant. With the imperial beast art as well as the complete fusion spirit skill, along with a thousand ancient spirit beasts and the half of the soul art that Sima You Yue had also given them, it would definitely strengthen their spirit master’s mental energy. If adding all of them together couldn’t get the Sima clan to rise, then the later generations would have to line up to receive their punishments.
“Ancestor, you do not have to go into seclusion. What have you come here for?”
“I have come to see the start of our rise.”
“Isn’t it just forming contracts? You don’t have to trouble yourself to appear.”
“It carries great meaning.”
Sima You Yue pursed her lips. This was truly the marker of their rise. Mm. It was truly meaningful.
She had long since prepared for the beasts to be contracted outside, and the mountain was now filled with a dense mass of spirit beasts. Once Sima Zhi Yuan led the Sima Clan’s disciples over, they saw the spirit beasts and were completely stunned.
Knowing it was one thing, but seeing it was a whole incomparable feeling!
“You Yue, are these all ancient spirit beasts?” Sima Qi Qi and Sima You Yue were well acquainted, so she ran over to ask when she saw her around.
“Yes. Go select one that you like.” Sima You Yue said with a smile.
Nobody felt dissatisfied towards what Sima You Yue said. Sima You Yue was the one who had brought them all back, and everyone was very grateful to her.
“You guys should go ahead and choose as well.” Sima Zhi Yuan instructed and everyone happily went to select their own contract beasts.
This half a year, they had been cultivating the soul arts that Sima You Yue had given them. Their divine senses had also strengthened quite a bit. Cultivating another spirit beast was not a problem anymore.
Very quickly, everyone selected their spirit beast. Sima Zhi Yuan let them form contracts as they watched from the side.
With the Ancestor keeping watch, they did not have to worry that anyone would do anything bad during the contracting process. As such, they all started forming their contracts.
The Beast Tamer Masters had come as well. They wanted to watch the rumored miracle with their own eyes. The contracting process was completed quickly. After the contracting rays of light had entered the bodies of man and spirit beasts, they were surrounded by another ray of light signifying their advancement in rank.
Some advanced by one rank while others advanced by two.
“It really happened!”
The Beast Tamer Masters were all excited. They really would advance in rank after forming contracts! Without needing to speak of other things, the future beasts they contracted would definitely be more powerful than others!
There was inconcealable excitement on the faces of Sima Zhi Yuan and the others.
“Don’t be too dependent on this. It is still of primary importance to develop the body. You were able to grow up so much because this didn’t exist in the past. Once your body obtains power, it will slowly grow. Furthermore, ancient spirit beasts are very powerful, and so the repercussions are too. If it were the average spirit beast, it would not definitely have the same effect.” Sima You Yue poured a bucket of cold water on their spirits.
“That’s not bad either.” Sima Zhi Yuan said with a smile.
After thinking about it, those younger generations of similar talents would definitely have around the same level of cultivation. However, if their clan’s later generations were able to grow a few ranks because of these contracts, compared to their peers, they would definitely benefit, right?
Advancement rays of light continued to shine, enveloping the entire mountain. Within the rays, it seemed like they could also see the image of the rise of their clan.
A long moment after the advancement in ranks finished, everyone finally came back to their senses from the shock, and were all beyond themselves with joy.
They had never ever heard before that forming contracts would allow the master and spirit beast to advance in rank!
Sima Zhi Yuan didn’t tell them at first because he had not seen the advancement in rank from contracting with his own eyes. Although Sima You Yue had guaranteed it, but just in case, in the most minute possibility that it didn’t happen, wouldn’t their joy have been in vain? That was why the clansmen didn’t know that they would advance in rank by forming contracts.
Sima You Yue saw that it was almost done and she turned to Sima Zhi Yuan and said, “Great Grandfather, I will send a few tamed beasts for contracting over the next few months. When the time comes, do it like you did today and get men to form contracts. I’ll be in seclusion. Don’t let anyone disturb me.”
“Alright.” Sima Zhi Yuan knew how difficult it was to tame beasts as well, and sent orders that nobody was to interrupt her seclusion.
“Then I will bid my farewell.” Sima You Yue said as she turned around and left the back mountain.
“This brat… really!”
These people had obtained ancient contracted beasts and even advanced in rank. They definitely would want to thank her. However, she was great, she just left.
“This child, her temperament was great!
Later on, Sima You Yue remained in seclusion. However, she did not seclude herself to tame spirit beasts. She spent the time researching medical alchemy and armament skills. After half a year passed, she finally came out and took out a few hundreds of tamed beasts for contracting.
As to how the contracted beasts were distributed, she didn’t care. She just left after handing the tamed beasts over in the glorified name of ‘taming beasts’.
After two years passed, with the ones that Sima You Yue had tamed along with the ones that the Beast Tamer Masters had tamed, all of the Sima Clansmen had contracted a total of over three thousand ancient spirit beasts. Regardless of whether the clansmen were stronger or weak, they had one.
By this time, it had already surpassed their expectations. What more needed to be said about how they would return her a few of the stone statues that they had yet to open?
“This brat, she couldn’t have taken the entire mine with her, right?” SIma He Shun sighed.
“Even if she didn’t, it’s probably almost the same.” Sima Zhi Yuan said proudly.
It was within five years. Since Sima You Yue returned to the clan to the present, it had not even been five years. To others, this was merely a short instant, but the Sima Clan had experienced heaven-defying changes. It was just that they were still lying lowkey and nobody knew that they had already risen.
At this time, a guard reported from outside saying, “Patriarch, the Jia Clan’s Patriarch and Madame have come. They want to meet Young Miss.”