357-355 New Emperor Development Report Part 2
It continues to be Ardheg of the Geyser Dragon.
No, maybe it's not the Gaither Dragon.
I'm losing confidence.
Because no matter how many times I try, I can't do what your father told me to do, I can't do it.
''Ha, you worked hard. You worked hard, lots and lots of hard work...''
And this shack is the result of all that hard work?
Don't speak in such a tone that your disappointment is obvious.
The New Dragon Emperor's Castle was composed of my released mana that materialized.
It was small.
It was really small.
A hut by human standards.
There is only one room inside.
There's enough mana to release.
Now that I've got the Dragon Ball, my power is definitely on par with my father's in his prime.
What's missing is an image.
I can't create something proper because I haven't yet created a clear image of the castle in my mind.
My lousy thinking ability can only cover the scale of this hut at best.
I'm sure you'll agree that it's impossible for me to make a Geyser Dragon. Let's switch places with brother Alexander now...!
"...well...? Well, don't look so glum, okay? 'Everyone does this at first?'
Your father's tone of voice has become overtly gentle...?
It's rather hard to know that you're making me care...!
''Especially you, you went from not having a dungeon of your own to suddenly becoming a Geyser Dragon. You don't know much about the dungeon structure, and you just don't have enough knowledge to create an image, right?
Your father is eerily kind...!
I'm feeling more and more miserable.
Perhaps he couldn't bear to see me so depressed, but he couldn't help it.
"...shall we talk about something else?
"The age of dragons will be very different from now on. Do you know why?
I'm not talking about the fact that Geyser Dragon has replaced me with my father, but because Gaia, the god of the ancestors who created the dragons, has changed the way dragons are, right?
You are not the only one," he replied, and your father nodded with satisfaction.
I'm sure that the nature of the Geyser Dragon will be very different between my generation and yours. And dragons are free-spirited by nature.
And it's their own thing.
It's a free-for-all, isn't it, Dragon?
The freedom allowed by the powerful. Because they are the strongest living beings and have no natural enemies, dragons are not bound by anything. Freedom is the pride of the dragon. A dragon's pride is its pride.
Father continued: "That's why I never liked Alexander. He is the strongest of all dragons, yet he favors and helps the weakest of men. It is an act of self-imposed bondage. No man in his right mind could be more proud than that.
That's why your father did not recognize Brother Alexander.
He even tried to take the power from his son and daughter, the dragons, to fight against you.
And that's how he ended up with you and your garrison. In the end, I am the cornerstone of a dragon's pride. In the end, I am the pride of dragons, the cornerstone of their pride, and I am the one who has lost the strength that gives me my freedom...
Father is somewhat self-mocking.
'I digress,' he reiterates.
But that's not the way dragons are supposed to be. Gaia, the Mother Goddess of the All, has decided to change. Ardhegg, you are a dragon that, like Alexander, is devoted to humanity. A rare dragon, if you will.''
Well, that's, uh...
But it's your father's fault that I became the man I am.
To find the King Who Wasn't a Hero or the Hero Who Wasn't a King.
That was the ordeal that Father had put me through in the beginning.
In order to accomplish this ordeal, I had no choice but to observe humanity.
Because of the content of the ordeal, the question is "What is a hero? "What is a king? I had to stare at humanity while also thinking about it.
Thanks to that, though, I was able to meet Lord Arowana and get a deeper look at what humanity has to offer.
It's a good thing that we're in the midst of a new era, and maybe it's time for a different kind of Geyser Dragon. A dragon like you, who will try to reconcile with the lower races. Alexander would be a good candidate for that, but he has no desire to do so himself. Then I guess you'll have to do it.''
I always thought of him as a really free-spirited, unthinking dragon, but I didn't realize he had such deep insights...!
"You're the man with the brightest eyes, Father.
"What the hell? What the hell? Who are you?
I was suddenly called out from behind, which startled me and my father as we turned around to see a jet-black female dragon.
I'm not going to be able to get it right.
"Bloody Mary, Sister!
The Glaugrinzel dragon's?
I'm sure you're not the only one.
The first time I saw her, she was in a state of shock.
It's not that I shouldn't, but........?
There's no reason for you to come.
I'm sure you're not the only one who'd like to see what kind of Dragon Emperor's Castle you've built as the new Geyser Dragon. I'm sure you'll be able to find a way to make it work. You have to make sure that you behave properly.
And she looked at my first poor piece of work.
'What is this? You can't call this shack a castle? I knew it was just a rumor that someone turned into a geyser dragon for a slip-up.
She scoffed at me.
I was disheartened.
I'm sure that the reputation of the Geyser Dragon will fall to the ground if you keep going on like this. I'm going to have to instruct you on how to do it.....
Have you come to mock me, sister?
I know better than anyone else how miserable I am. Just leave me alone.
It's not a good idea. What's the matter with you, you're depressed?
"Ah, I just got it back together...
Father was dumbfounded.
'Marie? Seriously, what are you doing here? Are you here to at least be sarcastic about not being a Geyser Dragon? You don't impress me as a dragon, do you?
'I didn't mean it, Father! I just want to make sure that this outlaw is holding his own as a Geyser Dragon.
'Don't say that......... Ah! Could it be that in the absence of Alexander and Veerle, you can beat this guy and take the title of Gaither Dragon? ''Dirty Marie-chan, you're so dirty!
"No, please don't! Please stop making weird accusations!
It's not a good idea to be bothered when people are seriously depressed.
The only thing that matters is the fact that you have to be in a position to make a decision. It's a good thing that you have a lot of time to spare.
"You don't pick up anything you don't have to, either!
I don't know why I was pissed off.
I don't know why.
In the midst of such a confusing situation, more confusion underneath is thrown in.
''Are you there? Are you there, Ardhegg and company?
A clamorous voice as if pouring down from the sky.
I'm not going to be able to get a good idea of what's going on, but I'm going to be able to get a good idea of what's going on.
Hmmm, I don't recognize it.
'I'm Grintz Dragon Magony! I heard you used your dirty hands to steal the Geyser Dragon! I will be the Geyser Dragon! I will defeat you vile and hold the title of Geyser Dragon in my hands, who should truly have the title of Geyser Dragon!''
Was he also involved in the battle for succession to become a Gaither Dragon?
"The rumors are even more widespread than I imagined...?
"It looks like Alexander got wind of it. That kind of challenger is going to come to you in a heartbeat, don't you think?
I was growing more and more bitter at your words.
Should I be at the center of such a fist fight, whether or not I should be?
"What's the matter with you, Ardheg? Is this Master Magoneux giving you the creeps? He's a coward, a petty little thing from a dragon who won by cheap shots! If you want to abdicate your life, as soon as you want me to abdicate my life....................
He was in the middle of saying what he wanted to say when he was up in the sky.
He was forced to interrupt his speech.
For he had received a severe blow on his person.
''Oh, come on! What is this jet black dragon magic power now? ........haha! Bloody Mary, sister!
It's a good idea to have a good time with your sister Marie, who has risen quickly and is unilaterally beating up my brother Magoney.
"Who am I to be a coward? Who called me a knickknack? ........You said something you shouldn't have said in front of this Bloody Mary, didn't you?'
"Hey! Wait a minute, wait a minute, sister Marie! I cursed a thief named Ardhegg, a thieving dragon...?
A thief! Okay, remember! An insult to Ardhaeg is an insult to me! Pay for that disrespect by spitting out blood!
It is the second largest of all the dragons, the Bloody Mary sister's serious onslaught, and the attacking dragons are beaten to a pulp in the blink of an eye.
Are you actually a good person, Bloody Mary? No good dragon?
Dragons are not what they seem........