How to Live as a Half-Dragon - Chapter 102
How to Live as a Half-Dragon chapter 102
102. Alteon’s Wall
Countess of Creston.
It was a longtime companion of Alteon and a loyal vassal family.
The fact that they were always together during Alteon’s moment of glory was the most certain proof.
‘I thought it was one of the three families supporting Alteon along with the Highgreve family of Stein.’
I remembered what he said when I asked him the other day while passing by.
The place where Countess Creston is located is near the border with Semain in the south.
Strictly speaking, the Countess of Creston exists within the Alteon territory, but they have kept it as a fief for hundreds of years.
‘It must be quite strong, right?’
The reason I watched the carriage entering the mansion earlier for a long time was because the two auras felt inside were particularly strong.
Of course, one of them would have been Earl Craston, one of Alteon’s vassals, and the other would have been an aide?
Well, no matter how strong the count is, going on a long journey alone doesn’t look good.
‘But other than that… .’
It was the moment when Xian continued to think about the energy of the seat next to Craston.
The lady-in-waiting arrived in front of the inn before I knew it.
“It is him.”
Xian raised his head and looked at the man.
A middle-aged man with a stocky, muscular body.
He looked to be around his late 40s.
As I admired the man’s spirit, which was like a solid wall, he slightly lowered his head.
“Nice to meet you, young boy.”
As expected, the strength of a warrior comes out from his words and gestures.
To be honest, there were few people of this level that Xi’an had ever encountered.
At least it was Drake or Ophelia.
Of course, in terms of military force, it could include a few more such as Lugrant and Winster, but it was correct to simply look at this separately from strength.
It must be the spirit that you can feel because you have gone through all the prenatal battles and reached the state of being one-of-a-kind.
“that… For what?”
“It’s not a big deal. I came here to have a quick conversation. Could you please give me some time?”
“that is… .”
To be honest, I wasn’t in the mood to talk to Crashton right now.
It was because I was thinking of giving up my life in Alteon and going to Ferreira soon anyway, and it was because my head was complicated about what to do with Stein’s problem right away.
‘I can’t just knock it out and lock it up anywhere.’
Then, when the errands were over, it wasn’t bad to carry it on your back and run away.
However, there was no way that Stein would obediently follow him.
‘But is this the best?’
It was time for Xian to think about whether he would really do that.
“Why don’t you talk? What are you busy doing?”
“… … .”
When Xian couldn’t answer, Craston smiled broadly.
“My, if you give me some time, I will grant the young boy’s wish later.”
“You mean a wish?”
“Yes, of course, but with the condition that I must be satisfied with the contents of the conversation.”
* * *
Xian was troubled for a moment at Kraston’s suggestion.
It’s a wish…
‘Of course, no matter how much Craston is, he can’t overturn the family head’s decision… .’
It was clear that the important thing would have a pretty big influence on that decision.
That, too, is the Craston.
It was Kraston who shared the glory with Alteon.
‘Maybe it will help me to go to Pereira safely.’
Of course, since it is a request that harms the prosperity of Alteon, there is no guarantee that he will always keep the promise…
“Actually, what if I told you that I wouldn’t grant your wish after the conversation?”
“Hoo… It seems that it is already an established fact that it satisfies this body.”
“that is… .”
When Xian reacted shyly, Creston said.
“As a knight, no, as a warrior who has protected Alteon, I promise to keep my oath. How are you?”
Xian raised an eyebrow.
“That’s good enough. Shall we go inside?”
If Creston said this, it means that he will at least help as far as his convictions allow, so it was the best if it was the best.
As Xian stepped into the room, a moment later, Crashton’s large hand landed on his shoulder.
“for a moment.”
“Not in, but out.”
Didn’t you ask to talk?
However, since it might be possible to have a conversation while walking outside, Xian soon accepted.
Craston headed outside with Xian.
A carriage was waiting outside Xi’an’s accommodation building.
For some reason, he wanted to go back more and more differently than expected, but the offer was too sweet to return now, so Xian followed Crashton.
The door of the wagon was closed and the wagon walked around Alteon’s mansion, and then went out of the mansion.
As time passed and the sun was setting outside, Xian spoke up.
“But where are you going now?”
At Xian’s question, Craston turned his head and said.
Aside from that, it was strange to see them linking movements to loosen their stiff bodies.
“Didn’t you ask to talk?”
“I did, but… .”
“Young master, have you ever heard of body talk?”
Was it your conversation?
* * *
Of course, Craston said that, but it seems that the conversation was not the only one that existed.
After a while as if he had warmed up, Craston spoke.
“I’ve heard a lot about the young master.”
To be honest, I was intrigued.
I still don’t know how they view me among my vassals, so I’m interested in them.
“is it so? What kind of story was it?”
“It’s just that he’s a noble or a vassal, but Alteon isn’t a warrior after all.”
Even though there was no clear distinction, if there were civil servants and military attaches in the kingdom, Alteon was a typical samurai.
Of course, the core families that follow must also have an overwhelming majority of shamans.
“In a word, it’s a story related to swords.”
“So what is it?”
“Lady Sara’s son came into the family, and at a young age he mastered dragonskill, and at the age of 10 he conquered half of the trials of the northern forest.”
It was at that moment that the spirit of a courageous vanguard suddenly emanated from the easy-going warrior who was answering one by one.
The contrast flows so much that it is burdensome to meet in the eyes.
“For example, making a paste out of the stain with brute force.”
Or just interest?
I don’t know what those eyes meant, but at least one thing was certain.
The first ones are decorations, and the reason why the man is interested in him is…
‘Is it with Stein after all?’
Well, Stein is a famous guy in Alteon.
Although he was a guy who would soon surpass himself completely.
“It was a fluke. then.”
“You mean, not now?”
“Then would you believe me? From the looks of it, it seems like you’re talking about your body’s conversations to check that out.”
Craston laughed blankly.
It was a look that had been stabbed to the point.
“Certainly the words of the young master are correct. Please, I hope this is not a lie.”
“… … .”
After those words, silence fell in the carriage.
Even after that, the wagon, which had moved nearly two hours, stopped.
Apparently, it was the wilderness around Alteon.
It was already midnight in the lush green area, so there were no passers-by.
‘It must mean that I can fight without hesitation.’
Perhaps expecting to be caught up in it, Creston said as the carriage moved away from sight.
“Would you like to come first?”
Said Xian, who had drawn his sword.
“Don’t be alarmed. The walls of Alteon.”
“… … .”
Instead of answering, Xian rushed towards Crashton, who pulled out a heavy sword.
‘I’ll go with all my power from the beginning.’
Xian, who had disappeared for an instant, appeared right in front of Craston’s nose and struck down his sword.
Xian’s sword was thin and long for a dagger.
However, Craston’s black dagger was larger than any weapon.
It is as wide and long as any shield.
‘It would be disadvantageous in general.’
At first glance, Craston is a solid unmanned soldier.
In fact, if the difference between the weapons was this much, it wouldn’t be strange if Xian bounced back when they collided.
However, Xian has accumulated a lot of experience at Semain.
In this case…
‘If you add the weight of the child… .’
When the mana that was supporting the weight of the arm was instantly retrieved, a blow of tremendous power was created that was enough to offset the weight of the weapon.
“Hoo… It’s heavy.”
Even Craston was short-lived, but Xian’s blow was surprisingly heavy.
Responding to Craston, who was trying to push it up with the sword, Xian flexibly let it go this time.
The sword wind generated by Craston pushing through the air turned the side upside down.
It was so powerful that even rocks, grass, and flowing rivers staggered.
‘It’s an opportunity.’
In the past, Xian, who would have backed away in fear of its power, narrowed the distance again.
In an instant, Xian pierced the opponent’s five vital points, including the neck and heart.
Even though it was a fatal attack that could take the life of the opponent, there was no hesitation.
It was possible because there was a belief that the opponent was stronger than oneself.
And so it was.
Craston took it without stepping back, worthy of being called the wall of Alteon.
“Where did you learn that?”
“I’m a bit lacking.”
Craston was still at ease.
Of course, Xian was still the same.
“I heard that in the match against Stein, he used a technique that looked like Ferreira’s, but is that still far away?”
It was at that time that the corner of Xian’s mouth went up slightly at his words.
“I was going to write it now.”
Surprised by the unexpected proficiency, Kraston’s eyes widened.
five alter egos.
‘However, the body… .’
Craston turned around as if he knew well.
‘An alter ego again?’
Now that I see it, there is nothing to do before and after.
Xi’an became a gust of wind, and it roamed everywhere.
“I haven’t heard that Ferreira has this skill.”
“I told you, I’m a bit rootless.”
The principles of Ferreira’s swordsmanship are swiftness and precision.
If Drake had been here, it would have been perfect for a good night out.
However, Xian wrote nonetheless.
‘Even though the consumption of stamina is excessive… .’
Anyway, the opponent is the castle wall Crashton.
It is impossible to create gaps in the usual way.
In fact, the first exchange, once perceived as an opportunity, was properly blocked by his defense.
Xian moved quickly around and dug into the blind spot on the left rear and delivered a blow.
The ground was distorted mercilessly from the point where the blow struck.
Craston, who appeared after the blooming sand and dust had disappeared, was in a state of stepping back, albeit slightly.
“Our young master is tougher than I thought.”
“… … .”
Xian felt regret.
Should we call it Craston?
In fact, it was a blow that he struggled to step on Stain once more, but even though he took out such a secret technique, he coped with it by taking only one step back.
‘Should I like this or not?’
At first glance, Xian thought that Winster and Craston were probably equally strong.
But when I was a 10-year-old kid, I took half a step.
Now that I have taken a step back, I was confused whether I should like it or not because I have grown up.
“But is this really all?”
Xian was instantly furious at the words of Craston, who smirked with a relaxed face.
have no choice but to write
Another unfinished technique devised to destroy stain.