72-Episode 71: Yellow-eyed Winged Dragon Does Not App...

The three of us and Sui were walking in the Loizius Forest under a pleasant cloudy sky.

Under a pleasant cloudy sky, the three of us and Sui were walking in the Loizius Forest.
The village chief told us that we were deep in the forest.

'Sui, I can't get any sign of the dragon, do you know what that means?

'You really don't know?

'I thought that with all that interference with the weather, it would be easy to trace the magic power to find it, but I can't pinpoint the coordinates.

The yellow-eyed pterodactyl has no intention of hiding itself at the moment, so it's making its presence felt.
But as far as I've been able to find out, the source of its magic power seems to be dispersed, so I can't quite figure out where it is.

'Ah, I think that's because it's ...... sealed...'

'Sealed? Is it like a shrine where Sui used to be?


'If that's the case, it should be possible to locate the shrine. ......'

'Hmm, but it doesn't look like there are any in the sky or on the ground...'

'That's true. Even if it is a pterosaur, if it is sealed, it is not necessarily in the sky, but on the ground as well. ...... No, wait a minute?

If it's not in the sky or on the ground,......, what about underground?
I'm not used to tracing magic, so I put my hands on the ground and closed my eyes to increase my concentration.

I could feel some magical power flowing under the ground.
I checked them one by one and traced them back to their source.
After about ten minutes, I got the hang of it and was able to follow them one after another.

It was a complicated maze of magical currents, but...

'I see, it looks like it's sealed in the ground.

'It's ...... in the ground? How did you ......?

'I'm just guessing, but I think it's not sealed in the ground, but rather a sealed shrine or something that's still buried. But once we know that, it'll be easier. Follow me, we're close.

'Yes, sir!

'Where do you think you're going ......?

We walked for about three minutes and found a place a little outside the center of the forest.
But it was definitely here.

For some reason, this was the only part of the forest where trees grew in a sheltered manner, and it was an open area.
The atmosphere was quite alien.

I stabbed the holy sword and poured all the magic I could into the ground through it.
I don't know the right way to break the seal, and I don't have time to look it up. I accessed the sealed pterosaur as if I were prying open a closed door.

'...... no response?

It was at that moment that I almost gave up.
A misty black light went up into the sky, forming a black cloud.
It was controlled by Sui, so there was no rain, but there was a lot of thunder.

I've experienced this situation before.

'Finally, it's here.