Chapter 397: 397
“Would any of you have survived the tree spirit if it wasn’t because of me?
“I told you that you could join me if you wanted to, but you were too scared of possible death!
“Later, I saved you when you were almost captured, but once again, you decided to leave our group because you disdained me .
“It is not my fault that you are greedy cowards!”
The words that Xue Wei said could not be disputed . Were they not cowardly and not daring to enter the underground world with him? Were they not greedy and left the group time and time again?
But being called greedy cowards like this, it was truly infuriating, especially since they were unable to go against it .
The Emperor smiled slightly before he shook his head . The many other Vermilion Bird officials and higher up members of the clan could see that although their younger generation was angry and indignant, they had nothing to say against him .
It showed that they were, in fact, cowards and greedy .
Many were insulted by the words Xue Wei spoke, but he amused others .
All of them had initially planned on using Xue Wei to temper their younger generation, but it seemed that they had split up in the Ascended’s Realm . Thus they were excited to see that the younger generation was still wishing to rip Xue Wei apart .
Many observed and found that the experts of the Vermilion Bird Clan had enhanced their strength so much, a lot were Ordinary and Earth saints .
This advance was enough to make the families gratified; there was only one person who was still a Heavenly Knight .
“The Ascended’s Realm is over; everyone go your ways, Sir Xue and your friends, please follow me . ”
Xue Wei and his friends nodded their heads and followed the Emperor .
They managed to reach the study, and the Emperor asked everyone to vacate the area, leaving only himself and Xue Wei in the room .
Even Xue Wei’s friends were asked to wait in a tea room where the servants served them snacks and drinks .
“What does your majesty want from me?” Xue Wei asked with a frown . He could feel that this Emperor did not have any enmity towards him at all, but he was still puzzled .
“Xue Wei, you got the bloodline of the Vermilion Bird, did you not?” The Emperor asked, but although he asked a question, his expression looked as if he knew what was going on .
Xue Wei frowned . He did not like that his hidden cards were being talked about so casually, but this Emperor had been very gentle towards him up until now, so although he was alert, he was not panicked .
“I do not understand what you are saying . ” Xue Wei did not admit to it . Although he had a favorable impression of the Emperor, he was not aware of his hidden thoughts . Thus he decided to play dumb .
“I can feel the Vermilion Bird blood within your body,” the Emperor said with a smile, not at all insulted over the fact that Xue Wei pretended not to know what he was talking about .
“The blood is much purer than any descendant in our current younger generation,” he continued .
“Do you know about your mother?” he finally asked, and Xue Wei, who was slightly annoyed by being seen through suddenly, lifted his head, his eyes a little lost .
He knew nothing about his mother . He did not even know if the man he considered his father was really his father, or if the man he thought his uncle was really his uncle .
Seeing that he had gotten Xue Wei’s attention, the Emperor smiled slightly .
“You look a lot like her,” he said . “She was a unique beast; we all considered her the Holy Maiden .
“As you know, it is impossible to mix the blood of races now, but once upon a time, it was possible .
“Because of this, once upon a time, the races married amongst the races, the sovereign beasts equally so .
“Due to this, the bloodline of the four beasts has actually diluted slightly, and mixed with one another, though it is hard to see, and after it became impossible for races to produce offsprings, the bloodline grew in density again .
“However, your mother was known as the Holy Maiden because she was special . She had the bloodline of all four sovereign beasts .
“She was the woman that all four sovereign beast clans considered their holy lady, the one who kept us all gathered together .
“But one day, she vanished . We do not know what happened to her, but she disappeared from the face of the earth .
“Looking at you, it seems that she found herself a lover and was not willing to continue living as the sovereign beast holy maiden .
“I do not know what happened to her, but I can imagine that she gave up her lifeforce to feed you and allow you to be born .
“I can sense that you are half human . Hence you can control human techniques and able to cultivate before the age of thirty . ”
Xue Wei was in deep thought . Things he had never known before suddenly started falling into place .
The Primordial Beasts on the Chang’an Continent were waiting for him and wanting something from him .
“Your blood is special,” the Emperor continued, “You might not know, but because of your status as the holy maiden’s son, having her blood flowing in your veins, you can mutate other beasts and bring their bloodline to new levels . ”
Hearing this made Xue Wei aware that the mutation that Hei Gou had undergone could only be because of his blood . Even another sovereign beast could not cause it to happen .