Chapter 398: 398
Xue Wei was stunned by what he had been told . Although he was somewhat hesitant to believe what was said, he was also aware that it was likely correct .
Whenever the Emperor spoke about his mother, his face was soft and gentle .
It was clear that he had known Xue Wei’s mother well, and that he considered her at least a friend .
Xue Wei lowered his head and was in deep thought, but the Emperor let him think without saying anything to disrupt him .
After a bit of time, Xue Wei lifted his head again, and he had hidden all his emotions behind his emotionless face, but even so, the Emperor was not annoyed .
“Do you know what happened to your mother?” The Emperor finally asked the question that he was worried about the most, but Xue Wei shook his head .
“I have no memories of a mother,” he said honestly, “Do you have any knowledge about an Azure Dragon named Xiao Lei?”
This was what Xue Wei was mostly interested in . He was unable to connect the relationship between him and the man claiming to be his father unless he heard about it from Xiao Lei . Still, now he had a chance to know whether or not Xiao Lei was actually his uncle .
“I know Xiao Lei,” the Emperor said while nodding his head . “Xiao Lei was your mother’s older brother . He doted on his sister more than anyone, and it was because of him helping her that she managed to run away and vanish as easily as she did . ”
Xue Wei was not doubting that the woman that this Emperor was talking about was his mother . Not only the fact that they had similarities in appearance, but also because he was capable of merging with various bloodlines of different Sovereign Beasts .
If he were an ordinary sovereign beast, it would be impossible for him to become both an Azure Dragon and a Vermilion Bird, but now he was able to become both .
Xue Wei was therefore aware that Xiao Lei was his biological uncle, so why on earth did he kill his father?
This made things complicated and hard to see, though, but Xue Wei could not entirely blame Xiao Lei before he knew what had been going on .
Because of this, Xue Wei knew that he would not be unable to unravel the question behind his background before he saw Xiao Lei again .
But more things had become apparent . Now he knew more about his mother, and he knew that Xiao Lei was his biological uncle . Thus he felt that this trip was not wasted at all .
But now it was time to get down to business .
Xue Wei considered the options in his mind; he put the thoughts back to the back of his head and began to consider how he could get the Thunder Flame Crown .
The Emperor looked at Xue Wei . He could see that the younger boy wanted something from him, but he was not sure what it was .
However, since Xue Wei was the son of his childhood crush, he was immensely patient towards Xue Wei, and thus he waited good-naturedly .
“Your majesty,” Xue Wei finally decided on the price he was willing to pay for the Thunder Flame Crown .
“I heard that you have a Thunder Flame Crown,” Xue Wei said, “I am wondering if you are willing to trade it for the future generation of the Vermilion Bird Clan?”
Hearing this offer, the Emperor was quite amused . The Thunder Flame Crown was not too important for him . Although it was a mark of the royals of the Vermilion Bird Clan, it had no actual usage, and thus he was not against trading it if Xue Wei could bring forth something of great value .
“I have Scarlet Bee Honey, alongside Qilin horns and some various resources . With the Scarlet Bee Honey, I can also give you some scarlet bees . ”
The Emperor raised an eyebrow in surprise . The scarlet bee honey and the qilin horns were quite tempting, and adding some scarlet bees to the equation truly moved him .
He knew that there was one Scarlet Bee Queen in the Ascended’s Realm, and this queen bee was renowned . Some previous experts were capable of gathering some of the honey, but no one had ever managed to get their hands on any scarlet bees, let alone a scarlet bee queen .
Scarlet bee honey was capable of helping one have a more natural breakthrough from one layer to another, from one realm to another and from one tier to another .
Anyone who consumed scarlet bee honey when they were about to break through, they would have a bigger chance of success, and at the same time, they would also gain a more significant boost in strength .
If he had his own Scarlet Bees, he would be able to continue to create more and more scarlet honey, and throughout the years, his clan would enhance their strength .
On top of this, there were also the Qilin Horns . The Qilin Horns had the useful elemental affinity that one could gain, but it also had another benefit for the Vermilion Bird Clan .
The original Vermilion Bird, the ancestor of their clan, had initially obtained a Qilin Horn and become a dual elemental affinity beast .
“Also, I saved the lives of these youngsters time and time again, gave them Qilin Horns and resources, and ensured that they had the power to survive throughout the time within the Ascended’s Realm . ”
The Emperor was surprised . So Xue Wei had managed to give all of them a Qilin Horn, had he slaughtered a whole Qilin pack?!