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 The true and most powerful dragon.
 Alexander, the Glaugrintz Dragon.

 His sudden arrival gave us a hint of what was to come, though.
 I knew there would be an incident.

"My father was knocked down...?

 I had to join in, as expected.
 If you're Alexander-san's father, that would be the dragon emperor, Gaiser Dragon, right?

 So the Geyser Dragon is down?

 This is a big deal.

"I've only just found out, too. "I've only recently noticed that your father's presence on the air has been lost.
Can you feel that way?
'Father is a Geyser Dragon, even in his old age. His presence is felt throughout the world. It's just that you don't feel it unless you are careful to detect it, and I don't care about him, so I haven't paid much attention to him in a while.

 And only recently have they detected something unusual.

I have not been able to socialize with my fellow dragons for a long time now. I was scurrying around to see if any of my people knew anything about it, and I found this place.

 And then he met Veerle.

"Veerle, what do you know about it?
I know.

 Veerle replied blithely, as usual.
 You know?

Doesn't master know about this?
I heard those mermaids brought down my father.

 Who is this?
 I don't think I've ever heard of a macho-bull mermaid who could slay a dragon king!
 I got zero hits in my brain!

"Master is a cold-hearted man. That's him, Platy's brother. He just got back from training.
"Prince Arowana? Are you kidding me?

 I haven't heard anything about it!

 Prince Arowana told me a few stories about his training after he came back, but he didn't tell me that he slayed the Emperor's Dragon.
 It's a story of such a large scale that you didn't dare to talk about it?
 That sounds like the kind of thing that would happen to Prince Arowana in the Middle Ages.

"I'm Ardhegg's man," he said. "I accidentally knocked father over. What do you want to do? In a consultative tone.
I didn't mean to take it lightly.

 I knocked him down by accident, all right?


 Hearing this story, Crown Prince Dragon Alexander with the appearance of a wise old man.
 He pondered for a while...

'So it was Ardhaeg and his friends who defeated your father?

 He confirmed that.

 No, wait a minute!
 Don't tell me you're going to take revenge for your father's defeat?

 That would include Prince Arowana and Puffa?

"I must see Ardhegg. Where do you think he is now?

 What are you going to do with your meeting?
 No way. 'You'll pay for your sins. It's not going to be like that, is it?

"He's probably flying all over the world right now, freewheeling. It's a pain in the ass to find a regular guy.
"So, I've already set up an emergency, anywhere-in-nowhere magic transmission for him! If you call for it, no matter how far away you are, it will fly by today if it's the wings of a dragon.

 Hey, Viel!
 Why are we jumping to conclusions so quickly?

 Shouldn't we wait and see what Mr. Alexander is up to before we start talking?

Please, I need to see him.
All right. Come on, come on, come on.

 What's that spell?

What do you want, Sister Veerle? Oh, isn't big brother Alexander here too?

 And there he is!
 Mr. Ardhegg of the Grinz Dragon!

 How come they don't have any time lag?
 Why can't common sense be applied to everything about dragons?

    * * * *

 Thus, a total of three dragons gathered at our farm.
 How many dragons should we count 'how many'?

 Veerle, the grinzel dragon (imperial dragon) who originally lived in our home.
 Mr. Ardheg, the Grinzel Dragon (Prince Dragon), who often shows up at our house.
 And Alexander, the crown prince dragon, Glaugrhin's dragon, who is participating for the first time in this contest.

 ...I thought there was one more dragon or something, but I didn't mention it because I didn't want the story to get any more complicated.
 Just stay quiet in the liquor bottle.

 Anyway, here we are in a summit-like space where multiple dragons gather.

'I ask my brother, Ardheg, the Grintz dragon,'
I'll tell you whatever you want to know.
"They say you have avenged our father, Gazer Dragon. Isn't that right?
No. I did not do it alone. It was a victory won by all of my traveling companions.

 Mr. Ardhegg!
 Don't get your people involved in this mess without good reason!

"Prince Arowana, whom I consider a hero and a champion, and his wife, Puffa. And Songgokphong and Hakkai. None of them would have defeated my father if they were missing.

 Normally, I would be like, "What a fellowship of words! And I'm about to be impressed, but right now I'm filled with anxiety!
 Are you okay?
 Wouldn't Mr. Alexander say, "Well, let's get revenge on all those people"?

Well, you've done it.


I knew that I would have to deal with your father myself sooner or later. It is my duty as the leading Glaugrintz dragon to do that. It's a shame that I let you, my brother, take the blame for this.

 Well, that was surprisingly positive.
 He beat up my dad and then he said.

"Master, you don't get to observe well.

 Veerle told me to scold him.

'I explained to you in the flow that your brother and your father have a falling out. So why does your brother need to take revenge on your father?

 And in terms of personality, Alexander-san seems to be dunce and superior.
 So defeating the Geyser Dragon was the righteous and beneficial thing to do.

I'm not going to be able to get my hands on any of them. It's not just a matter of time before you'll be able to get your hands on a new one.
'You're right! I couldn't stand by and watch my father's cruelty, so I stood with my friends!

 If you ask me, Mr. Ardheg was once sentenced to fail the ordeal, and the oath almost took away his power.
 With the loss of his power, the dragon lost his wits and turned into a beastly being called a Lesser Dragon.

 The princes of Arowana, who regarded Mr. Ardheg as a valued companion, said, "Don't let them! He resisted, and in the process, he was able to defeat the Geyser Dragon.......

'Friendship is amazing...'

 That's just what you'd expect from the three pillars of our effort and victory.

"But if you say our actions are the great crime of killing my father, I will not defend myself. If you say that Brother Alexander, the man who will lead the charge against the new dragons, will be judged, I will obey you.


I don't intend to settle for such a high office. My desire is to see a ningen reach its full potential. I want to keep my distance from the dragon's power struggles.
But brother....

 Veerle interjects.

'Now that your father is gone, I suppose it's inevitable that someone else will become the new Geyser Dragon, don't you think? Isn't that first candidate originally your brother, the rightful successor?

 If Mr. Alexander did not ascend to the throne as the new Geyser Dragon, then a battle for succession would break out among the remaining dragons.

 This time, there would be no mediator, and it would be a battle without honor and without rules.

 Moreover, if the most powerful dragons were to do this, the battle would not be settled among the parties involved...

 The collateral damage to humanity would be terrible.
 The aftermath of the battle could destroy a town or village, a normal occurrence.

I'm not sure I'm going to be able to find out. The life of a ningen is very important to me.
Is your brother a person?
'I have an idea.... Oh, yes!

 The hallucination of a beanbag light bulb shining above Mr. Alexander's head.

You're going to be the next Geyser Dragon.

 The sudden recklessness began.

You are the one who defeated your father, who was a Geyser Dragon in this life, and you are the one who deserves to be his successor. You will be able to find out if you are a good fit for the position of the emperor's dragon by your own strength. Isn't that enough?

 There was a sense of intent to impose a nuisance.