Chapter 157: Bei Gong Tang’s history
“You will always have time as long as you want to learn.” Sima You Yue said. “Don’t they have a saying that time is like water in a sponge. As long as you’re willing to squeeze it, you will always have it.”
Bei Gong Tang still shook her head, saying, “I have to spend a lot of time cultivating because I don’t have that much time anymore.”
“Is it because of your family?” Sima You Yue asked.
“Mm, I said it before that I wanted to go save them, however, I can’t go now. I have to reach the Divine rank quickly before having the qualifications to go save them.” Bei Gong Tang said, “Because my goal is not just to walk out of this Mountain Range.”
Seeing the silent endurance on her face, everyone started to feel bad on her behalf. Fatty Qu said, “Bei Gong, who do you want to save?”
“My mother and younger brother.”
“How about your Father?”
“Don’t talk to me about that bastard!” Bei Gong Tang was suddenly agitated and her tone soured, “Sorry, I shouldn’t…”
Sima You Yue walked over and held her hand, saying, “Bei Gong, can you tell us more about your situation?”
“Actually, my situation is very straightforward. It’s just that I encountered this shit Father, who fell in love with another woman, and that woman gave birth to a daughter who worked in tandem with her to bully my mother and younger brother. Because of certain reasons,I was chased out of the clan and later I fled to Dong Chen Kingdom.” Bei Gong Tang casually summarised her situation, but everyone could tell that she was extremely disconcerted.
“Is your mother and younger brother still in your clan?” Ouyang Fei asked as he raised his eyebrows.
Bei Gong Tang nodded, saying, “Our clan is a clan of Alchemists, but they won’t let my brother or I do alchemy. My mother’s ranking in alchemy is not bad, but she’s not strong. They held my brother and mother captive, forcing my mother to refine pills fo them. I eventually escaped and told my brother and the others that I would come back to save them.”
Bei Gong Tang’s hands clenched tightly into fists as she thought of the past.
“Bei Gong, don’t worry. Aunty and Younger Brother will be fine.” Sima You Yue assured her, “However, even if this is the case, you can learn alchemy.”
“You Yue, thank you for your good intentions. However, I still want to put my time and focus on cultivating.” Bei Gong Tang said.
“I can give you more time.” Sima You Yue said.
It was not only Bei Gong Tang, but everyone who was surprised.
“You all just came in here so you probably didn’t realise, but the time that flows here is different from the outside.” Sima You Yue said, “One day outside is three days in here.”
“Three days?!” The four of them cried out in surprise at the same time.
“Right, furthermore, the Spirit Pagoda will even negate the effects of aging. When we are in here, we will not age quicker than outside. It’s just that one day has become three days, that’s all.” Sima You Yue explained.
“What in the heavens, You Yue, this is simply God-level cheating!” Fatty Qu clutched at his chest, feeling as if he suddenly couldn’t breathe.
“Cultivating three days in here is equivalent to one day on the outside, and the Spiritual Qi is so much denser than outside. In that case, wouldn’t the speed of cultivating in here be multiplied.” Ouyang Fei said.
“No wonder you’re so perversely talented!” Fatty Qu said.
Sima You Yue shook her head, saying, “This place never used to have this special ability. Later on, Little Spirit grew stronger, that’s why it has it now. However, at that time, we were already inside this mountain so I never came here much.”
“Then this means that your cultivation prior to this was the same as ours?” Wei Zi Qi looked at Sima You Yue. She was actually training in a time flow that was the same as theirs, but was so much faster than them. This really outclassed them too much.
She was already so perversely talented even before this upgrade, then now that she had this ability, they already could forsee how much this would irritate them.
“Normally, we will be outside practicing against the Spirit Beasts, but at all other times, you can come in here.” Sima You Yue said, “In this way, Bei Gong Tang, you will be able to learn alchemy.”
“Mm.” Bei Gong Tang nodded her head solemnly and looked at Sima You Yue, forcing down the gratefulness in her heart.
“Since things are so great, You Yue, I want to learn more on Armament Refining, is that okay?” Fatty Qu asked.
“No Problem, Armament, when compared to other occupations, has the greatest benefit to raw strength. Once you’re strengthened your body, if you’re able to learn Armament Refining, then it would not be too bad!” Sima You Yue said.
“Fatty, with your large and open character, will you successfully learn it?” Wei Zi Qi smiled as he said.
“You don’t know, I could possibly learn it!” Fatty Qu said.
“Little Spirit, do we still have a furnace for Armament Refining?” Sima You Yue asked.
“We should.” Little Spirit said, “ In any case, the things here will all be in storage. You can go look for it yourselves.”
“OKay then, I will be you to take a look around in a bit.” Sima You Yue, “I remember that I still have two furnaces, we’ll just look for them at the same time.”
“Okay!” Fatty Qu said excitedly.
Sima You Yue looked at Ouyang Fei, asking, “Ouyang, what do you want to learn?”
“I don’t have physical strength like Fatty, so I will stick to learning Alchemy.” Ouyang Fei did not forget to take a stab at Fatty Qu.
“I’ll still stick to Beast Taming.” Wei Zi Qi said, “I see quite a few books on Beast Taming here, so I’ll just look at these.”
“In any case, there are many things here. If you don’t know a particular one, just choose something else.” Sima You Yue said.
After that, Sima You Yue brought them to the storage pavilion to look for the two pill furnaces and one weapon furnace. After that, she let them choose a house to do their own research in before heading back to her own house to cultivate.
Fatty Qu pulled Wei Zi Qi to tour one more round before returning to the house to begin research on Armament Refining.
One day later, Sima You yue took a look and found those Spirits still wandering around outside, as if they were wondering or not whether these people would suddenly appear.
However, nobody was worried. They cultivated and researched as they pleased, went walking around whenever they wanted a rest and did not have to worry about any random people or beasts appearing. The days passed by rather uneventfully.
Now that you mention it, they hadn’t been this relaxed since they came to Sofia Mountain Range.
After two days had passed on the outside, those Divine beasts finally left and Sima You Yue and the others could finally emerge.
It could be due to the fact that they had absorbed quite a bit of spiritual qi on the inside, or because their weary bodies had finally gotten a chance to rest, but the five of them all increased a rank after emerging from the Spirit Pagoda. This let Fatty Qu and everyone else heave a contented sigh.
They no longer needed to look for a place to rest. Everytime, they would go outside to look for Spirit Beasts to battle before returning to the Spirit Pagoda to rest.
Time would always fly by when one made plans, and Sima You Yue and the others had unknowingly let another year pass by.
Sima You Yue prepared the pills and spirit beasts that she had prepared during this period of time and took them to the people of the Sima Clan. Wei Zi Qi and the others remained in the Spirit Pagoda.
It could be because they knew that Sima You Yue was soon going to leave, so the things this time were all brought personally by the Steward.
Sima You Yue gave him those Spirit Beasts, telling him that it would be the last time. The Steward saw that Sima You Yue had changed. Hearing that she was about to leave, he could not help but tear.
However, aside from wishing Sima You Yue protection on the journey, he could not say anything else because he knew long ago that this day would come eventually.
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