However, Astor quickly realized that the man was not trying to harm Conlay but helping him instead.
At this moment, Conlay actually started to engulf those white flames. On top of that, the phoenix totem on his body also turned red-white.
Astor was relieved and sat down cross-legged again.
When he looked at this middle-aged man, Astor was thoughtful.
By right, the fire phoenix royal family should be full of experts. However, even though Astor made such a big commotion before, only the Great Preceptor made an appearance. This was quite unusual.
Including the scene on the street today, although those princes seemed very interested in the throne, they did not seem to have many trump cards or bargaining chips in their hands.
When the middle-aged man finally stopped all movements, Astor walked over and asked, “Are you the emperor of the fire phoenix royal family?”
The middle-aged man did not even look back but just nodded.
Astor understood instantly.
No matter how the other princes messed around, it was within this middle-aged man’s control. It was likely that the reason why the ninth prince was banished in the first place was to protect him.
This middle-aged man allowed Conlay to live in the oasis to protect him.
Come to think of it, that should also be the reason why the mighty being accepted Conlay as his apprentice. Everything made sense now.
Astor did not meet the other powerful members of the fire phoenix royal family because Conlay had returned.
The middle-aged man had long planned to pass the throne to Conlay.
After figuring this out, Astor said, “Fire Phoenix Emperor, you’ve certainly done a lot.”
The middle-aged man looked at Astor in admiration and said, “Since you’ve noticed my good intentions, make sure you assist the ninth prince well in the future. No matter what you want, I can satisfy your wish.”
The middle-aged man obviously regarded Astor as Conlay’s aide.
Astor shook his head and said, ”You’re mistaken. I just gave him an excuse so that he can return to the fire phoenix royal family. The rest is up to him.”
After Astor finished speaking, Conlay seemed to sense something in purgatory and looked up at Astor.
The middle-aged man looked a little surprised.
”Aren’t you staying by his side for glory, wealth, and royal status?”
Astor said flatly, “Some people spend their entire lives pursuing these things, but I don’t care for them. I just want to protect the people I want to protect.”
At this moment, a sudden change occurred.
The Great Preceptor appeared for some reason and laid out formations in the surroundings. The second prince was beside him.
Albert said, “Father, although you’ve favored Ninth Brother since a long time ago, don’t forget that the battle for the throne depends on who’s more ruthless. So please forgive me for being unfilial and for sending you right into this cemetery.”