My name is Marie.
My name is Bloody Mary of the Glaugrinzel Dragon.
I'm the best candidate for the succession race that our dear father, Gaiser Dragon, held.
I am said to be the most likely candidate to win the race.
As it happens, I'm the second youngest of all your children.
I am a dragon born after Alexander's brother.
That's why I'm second in ability. Since Brother Alexander had a falling out with his father and stepped down as his successor, I can be said to be the strongest of all the dragons with the right to succeed.
The next Geyser Dragon will be the next Geyser Dragon, and no one else, but me.
I'm 100% sure of it.
In the mountain dungeon I use as my base, the Black Widow's Mountain Range, sister and brother dragons keep coming to me one after another to try to get me to join them.
The palace at the top of the dungeon is always crowded like a ball with many of these humanized dragons.
They all praise and flatter me as the future emperor of dragons.
''Sister! You are beautiful today!
One of the Grintz dragons, my brother, comes over to me with a smile of adulation.
"I see no point in fighting for succession, sir! It's bound to be Sister Marie who wins anyway!
As he said this, he poured a bottle of Bacchus wine into my glass.
You are the most powerful dragon in the world! The next Geyser Dragon must be your sister, I'm sure!
You're not just talking about that and looking for an opening to outsmart me, are you?
When I pointed out to him in a mean way, his brother stopped drinking.
What do you mean? I am no longer interested in being a Geyser Dragon!
Of course I do! Now it is my hope that your sister is the one who will do everything in her power to help you become the new ruler!
You're full of shit.
I know that there are more than a dozen dragons gathered here.
The only reason they obeyed me and came under my protection was so that they could have my back and gain an advantage over the rest of the competition.
And when the time is right, when there are few enough competitors, you plan to betray me and successfully outsmart me, right?
The proof of this is that none of these guys have formally declined to compete for the succession.
Those who declined were immediately drained of their father's magic and intelligence to become Lesser Dragons, so it's only natural.
In short, I haven't given up on the top spot at all.
But that's okay, even if these people here are willing to betray you one day.
I'm so much stronger than them that I wouldn't let them kill me, even if they had the opportunity to do so.
The only brother I fear is the only dragon in the world.
The only brother I fear in the world is big brother Alexander.
You're not going to be able to find out if your brother doesn't show up at the front line, so my victory is already confirmed.
That's why I'm not going to panic.
The promised Empress always stands gracefully.
Sister! Sister Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Just as I was basking in the superiority of a champion, a clamor disturbed the place.
One of the younger brother dragons jumped in with a change of blood.
''What is it? I'm trying to be gracious tonight, so don't make a big deal out of it, okay?
"This is no time to be playing nice! This is a big deal!
"A new Geyser Dragon has been selected!
The place went silent as if it had been hit with a thump.
It was probably because no one could understand the meaning of the words.
A blank appeared in thought, and that blank became silence, although the void materialized with time for a while.
Eventually, my thoughts began to restart.....
A strange voice came out.
Not only me, but also the crony dragons were in an uproar.
It's not just me, but also the crony dragons are in an uproar. What do you mean?
We've decided on a new Geyser dragon? That's not possible!
The first stage of the succession battle hasn't even ended yet, right?
And why is the successor set to be chosen? It's so abrupt!
I was supposed to be the one to take over as the Geyser Dragon!
There are some stupid dragons who were so shocked that they were able to express their true feelings, but I didn't have the composure to worry about that either.
I'm not going to be the only one.
The title that I was supposed to get?
Who the hell is that? How did he do it?
You snatched the title of Gaither Dragon from your father?
My brother dragon who jumped in to report I can't remember his name!
No, I don't care who this guy is.
I don't care who he is. Give me the details! First of all, who became the new Geyser Dragon!
'Ha! I hear you're Ardhegg!
Never heard of that name before?
I look around to see if I can find anyone. My eyes meet one by one with their cronies swearing obedience to me, but...
I'm sorry, I don't know...
"Don't you know...?
We've never even heard of him. He's such a weak and unknown dragon!
That kind of information won't help you at all!
You worthless dragons! There's no point in letting them get away with it!
Well, okay, we'll find out what the dragon is by the time we get to the bottom of this.
It's the MO.
"How did this Ardhegg fellow snatch his father's succession from him?
No, he must have done it in a dastardly fashion.
Because the battle for the succession was now in full swing.
The winner hadn't even been decided yet, so he must have used his words to get to your father and cheat him out of the title of Geyser Dragon!
It has to be!
The reporter's dragon stammered.
'What! Just hurry up and tell us what to do!
Our father, the Geyser Dragon, is out of sight.
I heard that he was challenged to a fight by this Ardheg, and after a fierce battle, he was defeated. That's why the title of Geyser Dragon went to the winner...!
I don't believe it.
No, before that, I can't believe that he was able to forcibly seize the right to inherit the title of Geyser Dragon by such a method.......!
If there's a way to do that, I feel like an idiot for being a serious participant in the game!
'What an outrage! How outrageous!
Ardhegg, my ass! It's outrageous to disregard the established rules of succession disputes and harm your father!
Sister! This must not be accepted categorically! Don't let this ruffian turn into a Geyser Dragon in a whimper!
I missed who it was that mouthed the words, but the words themselves hit me in the chest.
'Exactly! If he ignores the rules, then we don't care about the rules either!
"Let us all go forth and defeat this Ardheg!
"And then we will elect a new Geyser Dragon by unanimous consent!
You're absolutely right.
That's right. It's not a good idea to be the first one to decide.
The perfect dragon that possesses intelligence, magic, grace and above all, strength, is the one worthy of being the ruler of the dragon.
The thief who ignored them and snatched the title of king.
I, the true king, will defeat him.
Let's get out of here...!
My declaration was met with cheers from those around me.
"Bloody Mary, you are the one who is going to execute the wolfsbane...!
'How beautiful! That's the Glaugrinzel Dragon!
"Let us, please, accompany you!
Do what you want.
The question is, where is this Ardhögg fellow?
I can't afford to let him run and hide in fear of me.
Well, that's because I know exactly where he is.
"To tell you the truth, it looks like his Geyser Dragon Coronation is going to take place... and I've received an invitation... You'll note there that I avenged my father's death.
Well, how arrogant.
I'm going to smash that contentment, such as the ceremony, without me.
'Everyone follow me! If you're going to invite him over, we'll visit him! To make his sunny day a bloodbath!
The crony dragons cheered.
''Yeah, but.......there's one last thing I have to tell you.......''
Apparently the reporting dragon is still up to something.
What? The mood to go off to battle is so exciting that I want to jump out at any moment.
''This invitation.........! It wasn't sent by Ardheg himself, but by your brother Alexander.
Why is the name of the mightiest dragon, even beyond your father's, here?