Chapter 400: 400
Xue Wei decided to participate in the festival . He was not too interested in the festivities but he knew that the Golden Chambers would give a large amount of resources in return for the ones he had .
Although he did not need more essence stones he might be able to trade the items for other resources that could be of use to him .
If he was lucky he could perhaps even purchase the next rainbow pill recipe .
He knew that it was a far cry to expect to be able to get a three colored rainbow pill recipe, even if he paid a mountain of treasures, but it was worth a try .
All the resources he had taken at the Thunder Twilight Zone and in the Ascended’s Realm were enough to fill thousands of storage treasures . He truly had to tidy it up .
Even if he could not get the recipe for concocting and refining a three colored rainbow pill, then he might be able to get the ingredients for two colored pills . Even though he could concoct a few now, the resources were useful to feed the Luan birds hence he was not willing to use them all at refining the pills just yet .
Xue Wei had made his decision and returned to the courtyard that had been given to him and his friends . Here he gathered all his friends and told them his plans .
None of them really cared as the resources he was trading away were useful for warriors and knights . None of them were warriors or knights any longer and thus they had nothing to use the resources for .
The Luan birds were also unable to use them . They had been nurtured with their Qi and spiritual energy, resulting in their energy also being the Saint rank .
The only difference was that they could not command as much of the energy as a normal Saint could, however all of the Luan birds could erupt with a strength equal to their owners for a short moment at a time .
While Xue Wei was making his plans, the empress was making hers as well .
She understood that she had to be very careful and she decided on hiring someone else to do the killing .
This way she could escape the blame and if it failed she was still able to push the blame to someone else .
The golden chambers was an organisation that not only thrived with merchants . They also had a killer organisation and an information gathering group .
The killer organisation was said to never fail a task they had been given, and naturally the empress went to the Golden Chambers main office .
Here, she offered the pay to kill Xue Wei, but while the empress was eager, the organisation neither accepted nor declined .
They promised her that they would have to do some research to see how much this mission was worth and the empress went away with a smile on her face .
The moment she left, the steward who had accepted her rushed to the upper levels of the Golden Chambers building .
“Elder Zhao,” he said politely as he entered .
“What makes you so flustered?” Elder Zhao was surprised to see the steward looking slightly disturbed and he was intrigued . This steward had previously been their best assassin . He was a cold blooded figure and not much could ruffle his feathers .
“The empress has been here to set up a task,” he said cutting straight to the problem .
“It is not the first time she has turned to us, why are you so flustered?” Elder Zhao asked with a frown .
“This time she wanted us to kill Sir Xue Wei . ”
“Sir Xue Wei?” The eyes of Elder Zhao widened in shock .
“Isn’t that the one that we heard from the headquarters to never touch? The one who has a VIP clearance and someone our two bosses values greatly?”
“That is indeed the person . ”
“Crap . ”
Both were silent for some time, but then Elder Zhao sighed . “We got to forfeit this mission . We cannot go against our superiors’ orders and honestly I am not willing to go against This Sir Xue Wei . ”
“I agree,” the steward nodded his head, “at the same time I think we should warn him that the empress has made her move . It might not mean much, but it shows our loyalty . ”
Elder Zhao nodded his head, “that’s what we will do then . ”
The steward sent a letter to Xue Wei, and another to the empress .
As soon as they were delivered Xue Wei and the empress were both ind deep thought .
The empress was confused as to why they would need more time to consider the task . It was a mere assassination did it really need so much conside raw action? Her letter had stated that they did not reject the offer but they had not accepted it yet either .
At the same time, the letter sent to Xue Wei contained the knowledge that the empress had went to an assassination organisation to get rid of him
He was slightly confused as to why the Golden Chambers went out of their way to warm him, but he was grateful for their assistance .
Xue Wei was instantly able to combine two and two and figure out that the first prince was behind the empress’ hostility .
A cold gleam flashed in his eyes as he thought of the fact that they looked for outside assassins, it showed that they were very ruthless and willing to do anything to succeed .
And he did not doubt that although they had failed their first attempt, they would undoubtedly continue until either he died or they did .