Chapter 154: Meeting the Steward again, growing stronger
“Young Master.” Seeing that Sima You Yue was riding on Little Roar as she came, the Steward heaved a sigh of relief as the people who were beside him bowed.
At least she was still well after being here for a few months.
“Uncle Fu, have you been waiting here long?” Sima You Yue got off Little Roar’s body and supported the Steward to rise.
“No I did not, I just arrived as well.” The Steward replied, actually, he had already been waiting her for a few days.
“Mm, have you brought the baskets I got you to prepare?” Sima You Yue asked.
“I’ve brought them.” The Steward gave a thought as slightly more than a hundred baskets arrived at the foot of the mountain. “Young Master, You previously sent us more than a little low ranked Spirit Beasts. Why do you still need so many baskets?”
Sima You Yue looked at those baskets and nodded her head satisfactorily. When she heard what he said, she replied, “The ranks of those Spirit Beasts previously were not high. I’ve prepared a few high ranked spirit beasts this time. When you go back, choose a few to give to the Beast Tamer Master Guild. Keep the rest as commodities for our shops. Also, I have a few seven to eight saint ranked spirit beasts that we can nurture. Whoever wants to form a contract with it can go ahead.”
“Seven or eight saint ranked Spirit Beasts!”
When those guards heard the way their Young Master downplayed the words, they could not help but sigh deeply.
“Where did Young Master get so many Spirit Beasts?” The steward cared not for the Spirit Beasts but for Sima You Yue’s safety.
“Just kept those that we usually defeated.” Sima You Yue said as she took those Spirit Beasts out from the Spirit Pagoda, saying, “Just place them inside the basket.”
At first, the guards thought Sima You Yue was exaggerating when she said to bring so many baskets. Little did they expect her to really be able to tame so many Spirit Beasts.
Even though they have had many years of experience hunting Spirit Beasts, they had never seen so many being tamed at once!
“Didn’t you hear what Young Master said? Place the Spirit Beasts into the baskets!” The steward urged the guards when he saw them standing around without moving.
After being urged by the steward, they got moving and started placing the Spirit Beasts into the baskets.
Sima You Yue laughed and said: “ Uncle Fu, I prepared a Spirit Beast just for you.”
Sima You Yue nodded and took out the Spirit Beast she had prepared for him.
“Ninth-ranked Saint Beast!”
“Oh my goodness, it really is a Ninth-ranked Saint Beast!”
Sima You Yue looked at the steward and said: “This is the highest ranking Spirit Beast that I can tame so far. When you form a contract with the tamed beast, it should be able to increase in rank and become a Divine Beast. How does that sound, Uncle Fu?”
The steward looked at Sima You Yue who was looking back at him like a child waiting to be praised.
He waved off Sima You Yue’s words saying: “ Young Master, how can I accept this Ninth-ranked Saint Beast? Keep it for yourself.”
Sima You Yue took his hands in hers and said: “Uncle Fu, I can tame beasts, and I stay on Sofia Mountain Range. Why would you even worry that Spirit Beasts would not want to form contracts with me? I know you could have formed a contract with another Spirit Beast long ago, but you haven’t because you just haven’t found a suitable one. Now that I have prepared one specially for you, are you not going to accept it?”
“Steward, Young Master specially prepared this for you. Why don’t you accept his heart for you?”
The guards who stood behind him chorused in agreement.
Seeing the sincerity in Sima You Yue’s eyes, he felt his eyes moisten. Nodding, he said: “Alright, alright, your old servant will accept this. Thank you, Young Master!”[Before this, Young Master wasn’t able to tame a beast of such a high level. But after these few months in the Sofia Mountain Range, he was now able to do so. I can only imagine how tough it must have been for him these few months!]
“Then you can form a contract with it.” Sima You Yue pulled him over in front of the Goshawk and placed his hand on the Goshawk’s forehead. After that, she retreated and watched him establish the contract.
The contractual ray of light enveloped the man and beast. After the contract formation had been successfully completed, the man and beast were enveloped by the ray of light that signified an increase in rank.
Sima You Yue saw the Raptor lying on the ground and thought of how Sima Lin rode on one of these as he took Sima Lin and the others away.
After they increased in rank, the Goshawk became a Divine Ranked Beast. As for the Steward, he increased by two ranks and became a Spirit Paragon from a Spirit Overlord.
“Spirit Paragon! The steward has increased to the rank of a Spirit Paragon!”
Everyone was excited when they saw the Steward’s current rank.
Likewise, the steward never expected that he would be able to be a Spirit Paragon and momentarily felt as if he was in a dream.
“Mm, Uncle Fu is also a Spirit Paragon! With another Saint Beast, the Sma Clan would have two Spirit Paragons in its ranks.” Sima You Yue was happy on behalf of the Steward, “In the future, I will leave the things of the Sima Clan to you, then you will not have random people coming up to provoke you.”
“Young Master?” The Steward heard the meaning behind Sima You Yue’s words and looked at him with anxiousness.
“Uncle Fu, when I reach that place, the Sima Clan would eventually be handed over to you.” Sima You Yue said, “If my Grandfather or I do not return, the Sima Clan will be handed to you.”
“Young Master, we will wait for you to return.” The Steward said.
“If I am able to save Grandfather and the others, it will depend on their wishes. If I am unable to save them, the Sima Clan cannot remain masterless forever.” Sima You Yue said, “Let’s make it ten years. If we do not return within ten years, you will be the Master of the Sima Clan. Based on your current level of strength, it is a given that you should become the leader of the clan.”
“Uncle Fu, you better not back out of it. You should know that a clan cannot remain without an owner forever.” Sima You yue said, “You don’t plan to watch the Sima Clan fall to ruins, right?” Don’t tell me that you want me to continue worrying about this place even when i’m on the outside?”
“I… Sigh. I promise, Young Master.” The Steward promised unwillingly.
“Mm, I will leave this place in a year and head over to that place. I will try my best to prepare some pills and Spirit Beasts for you all. However, you have to try your best to enlist an Alchemist and Beast Tamer. Master” Sima You Yue said.
“I understand, Young Master.” The Steward said, “Earlier on, we already enlisted the help of an alchemist. Young Master has no need to worry about our supply of pills.”
“That’s good on that end.” Sima You Yue said.
“Young Master, you just have to try your best with regards to rescuing the General. I believe that that General, as well as the other Young Masters, would not want to see you go through so much trouble on their behalf.” The Steward said with heartache.
Sima You Yue saw the old man who cared for her like a real uncle and smiled sweetly, saying, “It is a blessing for a family to remain together. Even if a person can survive okay on their own, it’s still not good. Uncle Fu, you have to take care of yourself. They are still waiting for me. I have to return first.”
“Sigh, Young Master. You can go ahead. Take care.” The Steward sighed.
Sima You Yue gave the Steward a hug and turned around to sit on Little Roar. She waved to the Steward and headed off in the direction of Sofia Mountain Range.
The Steward and guards looked at Sima You Yue as she left. It was only when she completely disappeared that they thought about leaving.
“Steward, we have so many Saint Beasts, how would we bring them back?” The guards looked at the tens of baskets anxiously.
The Steward never thought that there would be so many. He initially thought that it would be enough for a single person to carry two, but he never expected this many. It would be impossible to carry it all.
“Master, you can sit on me to return.” The Goshawk enlarged his body when he finished speaking. His large body was big enough to place the tens of baskets nicely, with room to spare.
RIght now, he had no other options so the Steward nodded his head, “Okay, you all should move the baskets on him.”
Those guards never thought that they would be able to ride a Saint Beast in their entire life. After moving the baskets on him, everyone sat on the Goshawk to return to the imperial capital.
When they returned to the imperial capital, everyone in the Sima Clan stared wide eyed at the Saint beast. This caused everyone to pledge the Sima Clan to an irrevocable place in their hearts.
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