Last chapter recap: Aofeng is revealed as a regent beast tamer, and gains loyalty through taming beasts for others.
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Chapter Three – Furious Levelling Up
“Mutant Forest Wind Wolf, mutant Flying Crow, Mutant spirit beast Thunderbird, mutant Forest Gibbon … … motherf**ker, when did Crimson Forge recruit a senior beast tamer? no, that’s not right. Senior beast tamers are not this fast when taming. Is it … … is it a master beast tamer?”
Ba Tuke frightened himself with his speculation. “Gulp.” He swallowed his slip, and felt a wave of cold up his spine.
“Captain Ba Tuke, what are you muttering about?” Li Qing who was also standing on the Saber-Toothed Tiger King’s back he cut down a few thunderbirds and said exasperatedly to Ba Tuke.
“Crimson Forge and Wolf Pack seem to have a master beast tamer.” Ba Tuke finally knew to fear. He shook as he said to Li Qing. “Li Qing Daren, look. They have tamed many of the magic beasts that were participating in the magic beast siege. Those magic beasts are now magus beasts for the Crimson Forge and Wolf Pack magisters. They also just shouted, “Long Live Zhui Yun Daren, it is possible … …”
Ba Tuke didn’t dare to keep on speaking. He always paid great attention to news about Crimson Forge and Wolf Pack. He was sure that these two mercenary companies didn’t have beast tamers before. Then there was only the possibility, that Zhui Yun, who possessed sacred beasts, and was a young and mysterious spirit magister.
“What?” Li Qing’s body also shuddered once in fright at the news. Then he looked over nervously at Crimson Forge and Wolf Pack’s camp. As expected, he saw the numerous mutant magus beasts. Also, those magus beasts were increasing in number. Aofeng was not on the battlefield. He and Ba Tuke turned into statues on the back of the Saber-Toothed Tiger King.
The other companies and Luo Li on the city walls also saw the situation.
“F**k, that Striped Spirit Cat just biting us because a magus beast of Crimson Forge?
“Master beast tamer! There is definitely a master beast tamer present!”
“Look at them, they are surrounding a person. Ah, it’s … … it’s Zhui Yun Daren!”
They finally realized why Crimson Force and Wolf Pack had cheered. The people on the battlefield were filled with jealousy and looked enviously at the Wolf Pack and Crimson Forge Mercenary Companies that had just obtained new magus beasts.
“I’m so stupid. Why didn’t I stand up for Zhui Yun Daren yesterday!” The captain of an adventurer team who had been in the Castellan’s Mansion but remained silent when Aofeng and Li Qing had argued was filled with regret. Such a great chance to establish ties with a master beast tamer. He missed the chance just like that.
There were many voices like his … …
“No wonder Mistress Su Ya thinks so highly of this youth. No wonder he doesn’t care about the bet on sacred beasts. Will a master beast tamer worry about lacking magus beasts? The siege doesn’t lack for sacred beasts. He can tame as many as he wants.” Luo Li on the walls looked as Crimson Forge and Wolf Pack transformed, and then looked at Flying Aspara Mercenary Company who was in low spirits. He snorted a laugh. “Offending such a young and talented a master beast tamer? Li Qing and Ba Tuke’s heads must have been kicked by a horse. Let’s see what you do now.”
Li Qing and Ba Tuke’s faces turned green and then white. They felt as though they didn’t know what to do. If they continued this competition, they would offend this young master beast tamer. But what they would lose was two sacred beasts. Those would be great losses!
“What … … what to do?” Li Qing was on the verge of tears. He was a young person and inexperienced. He had never managed any great matter by himself. The mission that Archbishop Daren had given him this time was for him to gain experience. Now he didn’t finish his mission, and he might lose a sacred beast or offend a master beast tamer. No matter which one it was, the consequences would make Archbishop Daren so angry that the Archbishop would want to skin him!
Ba Tuke viciously bit down. His eyes flashed with cold light. “Since we already offended him, then we will not rest! As long as he dies, who cares about a master beast tamer, we do not have anything to fear then!”
“How can a magic beast siege of this level kill him? Do not forget that if he cannot win in a fight, he knows how to fly. Rong Luo and Lu Feng accompany him, and I have no way of attacking!” Li Qing’s pale face showed fury. He felt hatred inside. If it was not for this damned old man suggesting a bet, how would he have increased the trouble?
“Daren, no need to panic, Wolf Pack and Crimson Forge are in danger!” Ba Tuke said with a cold smile. He patted his chest confidently. “At that time, they will not be able to even take care of their own mercenary companies, how would they be able to help Zhui Yun? Li Qing, just wait and watch. When evening comes, they will all die!”
Li Qing saw Ba Tuke’s confidence and forced a nod. He continued to fight against the army of magic beasts. However, he felt anxious and wasn’t able to calm down again.
At this time, Aofeng was sitting at the center of the Crimson Forge and Wolf Pack mercenaries. The crowd of mercenaries looked at her with heated gazes. Each of the surrounding mercenaries had energetic expressions. They were filled with pride. Protecting Zhui Yun Daren was an honor!
The front lines were fighting intensely but Aofeng did not participate. She tamed the mutant beast leaders that the elite squads stole over. Lu Feng and Rong Luo then divided them. This magic beast siege almost turned into a grab for money. In the span of a day, the magisters of the two mercenary companies were equipped far better than Flying Aspara Mercenary Company. The surrounding magisters’ eyes were red in jealousy.
Rong Luo worried greatly for Aofeng. After Aofeng tamed a four-star mutant spirit beast leader that he had caught, he couldn’t resist but grip Aofeng’s shoulder in concern. “Zhui Yun, do not exhaust yourself. It is afternoon. We will soon receive the strongest wave of magic beasts. Rest for a while and prepare to hunt divine beasts.”
“Yes, Zhui Yun Daren, there is no need to be impatient, we are not impatient.” The magister who was next to receive a magus beast looked respectfully at Aofeng and said. He took a step back upon when he heard Rong Luo’s words.
Aofeng’s reputation among the two big mercenary companies reached a terrifying height after her aid to the mercenary companies. The mercenaries’ respect of her surpassed Lu Feng and Rong Luo. The latter two looked on, shaking their heads with a smile.
“Young Brother Zhui Yun, I think this is enough. This old man knows beast tamers expend a great amount of mental power when taming magic beasts. You tamed so many high star magic beasts, do not let your strength run dry. Right now, what is most important is not let Li Qing and Ba Tuke win. We will help you.” Lu Feng walked forward with his sword, his body still drenched in the scent of blood.
“Big Brother Rong, do not worry. I benefit from taming magus beasts.” Aofeng smiled slightly at Rong Luo and indicated that he didn’t have to worry. She then pointed at the ground under her feet. “Look.”
Rong Luo and Lu Feng blinked their eyes in puzzlement and followed Aofeng’s hand with their eyes. Aofeng channeled magic and the silver diagram of a spirit magister appeared under her feet. In the last point of the rhombus, there were three silver swords!
“Three-sword spirit magister?” Qiu Ran who was leading a group of people back saw this scene and his eyes widened. His mouth was so wide it could fit an egg. He shook. “Zhui Yun Daren, this is too fake? You were just a one-sword spirit magister yesterday, how come you are now three-sword? Even a person who ate magic fruits do not advance this quickly!”
Rong Luo and Lu Feng were now resistant to shocks. They reacted quickly, “Zhui Yun, the benefit you speak of is that you will level up?”
“Yes!” Aofeng was extremely pleased at rising two sword levels and said energetically, “But those weaker than my level are not useful to me. I only benefit from spirit beasts above my magister level. So, Big Brother Rong, do not be polite. Catch as many spirit beasts as you can. The more sacred beasts you capture, the better. It’s what I’m hoping for!”
Just like when forming covenants with Liao Ya and Ben Lei, Aofeng could obtain the power of the magus beasts when forming a covenant with these magus beasts. Today, she had tamed over twenty spirit beasts, and shot from one-sword level to three-sword level. This was just with low star level magus beasts. Spirit beasts above seven-star and sacred beasts had not appeared.
Aofeng looked calm but the corners of her lips were high. Her black eyes flashed with excitement. She benefited greatly from this magic beast siege. Sacred beasts and spirit beasts were usually rare. When would they provide power for her in large groups like this? This was a one-in-a-thousand chance!
If she continued like this, what level would she reach after the siege finished?
Aofeng licked her lips with great anticipation.
Rong Luo shook his head and laughed. “I don’t know where a guy like you popped out of. Since this is the case, I will not worry. Wait here, Big Brother Rong will catch a sacred beast soon for you to have a big increase.”
Lu Feng laughed as well. “Don’t forget me. Young Brother Zhui Yun has helped me so much. I cannot accept it if I don’t catch three or five!”
The group talked and laughed. They suddenly heard exclamations from the magisters at the front. Their expressions turned grave and they looked towards the forest.
Evening had come. The beautiful sunset adorned the dusk blue sky. The previous wave of magic beasts had just finished. The corpses of magic beasts and humans that were killed were laid out on the ground. The troops quickly retreated and emptied the battlefield. In a blink, the formation changed. The formation was a triangle shape with the strongest gathered at the very front.
Castellan Luo Li rode the lion-vulture to fly at the front. The lion-vulture guards which had recruited a great number of experts looked forward warily. The final magic beast wave had come!
Five terrifying figures shot out of the forest and flew into the sky. They were fearsome in their size. Under their limbs, approximately five hundred large magic beasts came out of the forest. They roared in unison and the world shook!
“Five sacred beasts, the rest are all spirit beasts!” Aofeng inhaled in shock. She was stunned by the terrifying gathering.
Translator Ramblings: The protagonist’s fast track to a powerup.
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