Chapter 20: Island of Messenger (part two)

There is a major edit, which is the name of the original game. I had been translating it to Liber Monstrum, but it should be Liber Monstrorum which means Book of Monsters. Already fixed the previous chapters. And enjoy the chapter!

TL: clover

ED: clover, eristol


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There were five leather bags in front of me and the Black Dragon Tirnanog.

 

The size of each one was the trunk size for overseas travel.

They were sturdy and durable bags that were reinforced with metal.

Contents were clothing, shoes, with particular attention to necessities and lots of wands.

 

“I thought about using goods that can make me win even if I have a rematch with you as a guide.”

『Is it to the extent that you can win against me without that boy?』

 

I remembered the last incident in the Ruins of Visitor.

About the Hafan siblings, coping with the traps of the labyrinth, fighting against Zaratan.

That time was a complete mess.

 

Alchemists can’t deal with troubles after they have already happened.

It is in the theory of alchemists that we should be thoroughly prepared before striking.

 

Even so, situations occur unpredictably.

If there was no Eduard-oniisama’s Wunderkammer or the simple base camp, what would’ve happened to us?

 

My father, Duke of Aurelia, gave me equipment and magic as a caution against assassination and abduction while traveling for the Advent Festival.

However, what I wanted was a convenient magic that could turn everything around and deal a fatal blow in the event of an emergency.

 

Of course, I don’t want to get caught up in a predicament if I can.

Although I don’t want to get involved, it will always be a nuisance if it jumps on me from the other side even if I avoid it.

It would be too late if something has already happened.

Therefore, preparation as much as possible is necessary.

 

“Thinking that way, after trying hard and packing all the wands I thought I would need, I can’t move the bags whether I push or pull them……and I thought that they were already heavy when they were empty.”

『There is nothing impossible. If you want to fight alone, there is no such thing as too many wands.』

“I wonder if you could hold the bags for me?”

『Leave it to me, my friend. Such things, for me they are as light as feathers.』

 

As soon as he said it, Tirnanog lifted the large bag with one hand.

 

He was formerly a huge monster.

Even though he has gotten smaller, he is still strong enough to do the impossible.

It would be a great help if he carries my baggage.

It would’ve been alright if I only brought clothes, but since I got supplies for adventure, it would be impossible to ask the maids.

 

『Umu, umu. There is no problem with any number if they are only up to this level.』

 

Tirnanog stacked three leather-covered bags and lifted them lightly.

 

“How many do you think you can carry? Are you alright? Is it impossible?”

『Hahahaha, are you mocking me?』

 

Hmm, the small Black Dragon Tirnanog who is sticking out his chest is very adorable.

 

“That’s not what I mean, you have just revived in this world, so don’t push yourself.”

『Ha! Hilarious! Nothing is impossible, just up to this extent is not even enough for a warm up. My friend. I was supposed to be a big boat.』

 

Right now, Tirnanog is in his birth size, but when he grows he would become 5 kilometers long.

If I take into consideration that he was a small island, much less a big boat, there is an extreme sense of stability.

 

Before I knew it, Tirnanog was walking with five large travel bags on his head.

He seems to be healthy.

 

『Hahahahahahaha! Light, light!』

“It’s okay to carry them lightly, but be careful not to drop them, okay?”

『I know!』

 

The preparation is complete.

 

Even so, the wands, books and other items crammed in my bags are the things of Eduard-oniisama.

If possible I don’t want to use them.

No matter how much money I have to return to my older brother, if I use too much, it wouldn’t be enough.

 

 

 

 

My father and I, and also the servants, lined up in front of the Spring Palace’s transfer gate.

The destination is a small city a distance away from the 〈Island of Messenger〉 which is in the Kingdom of Ignitia.

For national defense reasons, except for emergencies, the transfer gates to go directly to Kingdom of Ignitia remain closed.

Therefore, from this small city to the Island of Messenger, it would be a horse-drawn carriage journey for a while.

 

That city, which we are visiting as a relay point, is crowded with people because of the Advent Festival.

Angel statues with swords and eggs were set around the city, both of which were decorated with plenty of flowers.

 

It seems that the Advent of the Founder King of Ignitia has been done independently by Hafan and Lucanrant by combining it with early summer festival.

 

A slave warrior who was born in the northern region of Karkinos1 continent was found by an angel.

The slave warrior drove away the vampires, who dominated Ichthyes at that time, by the power to manipulate dragons given by the angel and was enthroned as the Founder King of Ignitia.

The Founder King of Ignitia was also called the Conqueror King of Ignitia by the outsiders.

 

The boy was born on that continent but he became one of the heroes that everyone knows.

The angel at that time became the protagonist in this Advent and their angel figure models were decorated with flowers.

 

Since Ignitia has such an origin, there are two areas which are publicly called as Ignitia.

 

One is the Ignitia’s royal territory which occupies the southern region of Ichthyes continent.

The other is on the opposite side of the Ichthyes continent, across the Island of Messenger – the peninsula in the northwest of the southern continent, Karkinos, where the former Ignitia’s territory was based.

 

Generally speaking, Ignitia refers to the royal territory of Ignitia and Ignitia’s aristocracy around it.

 

The Island of Messenger is also the royal territory of Ignitia.

 

The carriage carrying the party from Aurelia gradually moved towards the coastlands.

We turned around the highway along the cape, and when the tall buildings of the city were cut off, the scenery was unfolded at once.

 

On one side, the cerulean blue sea spread out.

The highly transparent deep-sea ocean was shining brightly, illuminated by the strong light of the southern country’s sun.

Unlike Aurelia’s cold sea breeze, hot and humid air stroked my hair.

 

A pure white castle was built on such a beautiful sea.

 

If I look closely, it is both an island and a city.

It is unified with stone buildings whose streets are whitish, and consistent designs were adopted for tall buildings like the royal castle, the cathedral, and the walls.

It is in harmony with the whole island and the royal castle towering at the center of the city, so the island itself is a castle.

 

And, around the castle, many black shadows with wings are flying around.

Perhaps, those are dragons, not birds?

 

『Ooh……this is the Island of Messenger, huh? It is quite scenic.』

“Amazing. It looks like a castle is growing from the ocean.”

 

It is a beautiful island as I was told.

It is said to be the best view of the royal territory.

 

A single street was drawn in the sea.

From the distance, it looked like a thin bridge.

But as we approached, it turned out to be a surprisingly wide and robust stone construct.

I guess it is about 10 meters in width.

 

The surface of the bridge is slightly moist, and some barnacles and other things are growing everywhere.

It seems that this bridge would submerge about 20 centimeters when the sea is fully at high tide.

Our horse-drawn carriage went forward to the bridge which was submerged in the sea a few hours ago.

 

There were statues of huge dragons on the gate of the Island of Messenger.

The dragon on the right side is made of marble and the dragon on the left side is made of bronze polished to golden color.

They are the statues of the dragons of the Founder King of Ignitia, the White Dragon Urthona and the Golden Dragon Tharmas.2

 

From above the statue of Urthona, two dragons as big as horses flew off.

On the back of those girls – the gender of those dragons are unknown, but I call them with female pronouns for convenience’s sake – were the dragon knights of Ignitia in red military uniform.

 

To the visitors from each country including Aurelia, the two dragon knights waved their hands.

The dragon knights rose so high that their appearances disappeared behind the sunlight and then they fell steeply towards the surface of the sea.

The two dragons shifted to a level flight with the sea surface, their hind legs coming in contact with the water.

When the two dragons were about to fly overhead again, their hind legs kicked the water and splashed water droplets in the air.

 

“Wow! Rainbow!”

 

There was a slight rainbow on the trajectory where the two dragons flew in an arch shape.

It is a unique welcome of Ignitia, the Country of the Dragon Knights.

People from various countries who are visiting for the Advent Festival cheered and waved to the dragon knights.

 

『Are those the dragons of the South? They are small.』

“Is that so? They seem to be about 20 meters in size.”

『Only to that degree? They have a long way to go.』

 

Maybe from the sense of a 5 kilometers creature, they are small.

However, the dragons who are flying freely in the sky are quite a sight.

 

This is the first time I have seen a common dragon in this world.

The Black Dragon Zaratan is an artificial dragon created by ancient alchemists, so he is quite different from the orthodox dragons in this world.

 

Such things like Ignitia’s dragons and their offspring are imported creatures from the southern continent Karkinos.

A body line like a dinosaur.

Thin fore-paws and hind legs that are supple and strong.

There are no twisted horns like a ram, but they possess diverse horns for each kind.

They understand human language, but they can’t talk.

In addition to that, the flight type have a large pair of wings resembling those of a bat.

 

Among the monsters with limited magical power which can’t be classified as ordinary animals, those whose ecology has been elucidated to some extent and those that can be raised as livestock are called magical beasts.

Things like Ignitia’s dragons, griffins used as mounts by Karkinos’ sky cavalries and cockatrices used for the core material of the Wand of Hold, are classified as magical beasts.

 

Beyond the classification of magical beast, monsters that are stronger and harder to elucidate are called phantom beasts.

They can understand and speak human speech.

They can manipulate systematized magic rather than a single magic ability.

Anyway, their abilities as individuals are excellent.

There were only few sightings and encounters, but those were only from folklore and not the living ones.

There are various theories about the boundary of magical beasts and phantom beasts, but in many cases, characteristics that correspond to one or more of these are considered as phantom beasts.

 

Although dragons understand human language, they can’t talk so they are classified as magical beasts.

The unicorns which are said to inhabit the Hafan’s forest are treated as phantom beasts, because while their bones and horns are circulating, there were only few encounters with living individuals.

Extraordinarily strong, classification impossible and in addition has the ability to speak human language, Zaratan – Tirnanog is classified as a phantom beast.

 

And, those magical beasts and phantom beasts together, we call them as monstro3.

Ooh, finally it has led to the official title.

 

 

“Uwah~~ spectacular!”

 

While entering the gate of the Island of Messenger, the number of dragons dancing in the sky further increased.

 

With red, blue, green flags of various colors in hand, the dragon knights flew over the city.

As the dragon knights with blue flags were doing looping-the-loop simultaneously, the dragon knights with red flags were turning in an inverted flight.

When the dragon knights spread out, a large 20-meters-long dragon appeared and spewed a blaze of flames.

People were clapping and cheering in response to the blazing flowers blooming in the air.

 

Is it like an air show, as it was called in my previous world?

While it is to please the eyes of the visitors who came for the advent of spring festival, it is also an event to display their military power.

It is said that Ignitia has roughly a hundred dragon knights who have the ability to ride on flying dragons.

 

Of course, not only the dragons but the city was also beautiful, I felt an unique exotic feeling.

 

Walls and pillars made of white beautiful crystalline limestone that can be collected abundantly in the South.

Ventilated buildings.

Decorations for the Advent adorned everywhere.

Such things like red banners with Ignitia’s coat of arms painted on them and then, statues of angel decorated with flowers and handmade angel dolls.

 

People are wearing flower ornaments everywhere in an open and fun style of clothing.

Somehow, it feels like Greece or Italy.

Foods sold in such places like stalls and cities are also Mediterranean region-style delicious-looking foods.

 

When our horse-drawn carriage was moving along the street leading to the castle, I saw variety of magical beasts.

A lizard of a size similar to a cattle-size Triceratops was pulling a cart.

People who were likely to have money had salamanders on their shoulders.

While there were magical beasts originating from Ichthyes continent, there were also magical beasts originating from the continent of Karkinos.

 

Ignitia is not limited to dragons, it is the home of monstro.

The humans in this country, even the townspeople who are not dragon knights, can handle magical beasts.

They seem to be the owners of a gentle telepathic ability.

 

While doing so, the horse-drawn carriage came through the gate of the royal castle.

Here, my father and I would get off the carriage and face the people of Ignitia’s royal family.

Our servants went to the separate residence of Duke of Aurelia which had been prepared ahead of time for the duration of our stay in the capital and started preparing various things.

I felt sorry, but Tirnanog was waiting in the carriage while pretending to be a golem.

 

Now, although I am beginning to feel like sightseeing, I have to rein my energy back in.

From now on, I might meet the problematic Prince Auguste.

 

The goal this time is ‘Do not ridicule Prince Auguste.’

 

The thing to watch out for is the special event of the Advent Festival, the time of the tournament with a dragon.

It is a fancy event that seems to be the taste of the townspeople, a jousting match using dragons that can fly in the sky.

I have to be careful not to murmur things that are likely to be misunderstood when I carelessly get excited by the rarity of the 10-years-old Prince Auguste.

 

I took out my hand mirror and made a final check of my appearance.

Alright, there should not be any discourtesy.

I also fixed my trademark vertical roll smartly.

 

“Erica, are you ready?”

“Yes! Otou-sama. I’m ready anytime.”

 

Now, it is time for the audience.

I should go and check the face of the Prince Auguste when he was a 10-years-old that I couldn’t see in the original game.


1 Karkinos: means Cancer in Greek. If you haven’t noticed, all the continents in this story were named after the ecliptic constellations (in Greek). Just as a reminder, the continent where our protagonist lives, Ichthyes, means Pisces in Greek. The author said that the continents look like their namesake. So Ichthyes looks like 2 fishes, a big one and a small one (Island of Messenger). And Karkinos looks like a crab, the peninsula mentioned here is the claw, and it looks like it’s trying to catch Ichthyes with its claw.

2 Urthona and Tharmas are two of the four Zoas when Albion divided into four in the mythological writings of William Blake. Urthona is the Zoa of inspiration and creativity, while Tharmas is the Zoa of sensation. Incidentally, Albion founded a country on an island and ruled there. (source: Urthona, Tharmas, Albion)

3 So, this is the big edit. I have been translating the title of the original game as Liber Monstrum, but I was wrong, it supposed to be Liber Monstrorum or Book of Monsters. It is referring to a late seventh-or early eighth-century Anglo-Latin catalogue of marvellous creatures. (source) Oh but actually, on this sentence it said ‘monstro’. I think in Latin, it means monsters (plural). And if you add ‘rum’ in the end, it became ‘Of Monsters’. That’s why the original game’s name is Liber Monstrorum, but for the monster classification it is called monstro.


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28 thoughts on “Chapter 20: Island of Messenger (part two)

  1. Wao~
    We finally get a bit more of the world history, albeit too little………
    For the continent to be like Pisces constellation is a bit…. but why and how would a slave warrior go all the way from the south continent to acros the sea to the north continent with dragons and lots of people to fight vampires? And how did the founder actually became a king in his former continent but still abandoned it to come to a distant land?
    ……. Ichthyes continent really is full of invaders…… maybe one of the plots of the game are of those natives who wants to get their land’s back? I wonder if there will be people from other continents……
    ………….. and it was the angel who gave them the power to ride on dragons, but the one that the prince made a contract with was………. but…… maybe the previous contract was fed by the lives of the vampires?
    And Eidolons!! 8D
    I’m looking forward to their appearance~…………. though it gives the vibe that they won’t be good guys or just have their own ways……..
    The Island of Messenger made me remember of France’s Saint-Michel…… but seems bigger, since it’s a main city.
    Thanks for the chapter!

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    1. This novel currently has 138 chapters and is on-going. Of course merely 19 first chapters wouldn’t bring too much information or else the plot would be killed. What we can do is keep reading and love the translator xD

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  2. Just wondering – are the comments in the chapter (like where it said, finally getting to the title) from translator notes or are they a part of the narrative? Thanks for the update! I’m guessing that the prince will somehow also fall for Erica through a crazy adventure? 🤔

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  3. Aah so descriptive! I really love this story, can’t wait for the next chapter, this was a good intro to the next arc 😀 Im hoping Erica manages to avoid adding more death flags to her already convoluted list of past ones that she avoided last arc. Pats Ericas back, ganbatte! fighting!
    Tyvm Translator sama! I can really visualize everything in this chapter from the dragons to the rainbow, our little golem carrying bags on his head, really enjoying this story, cant wait for more 😀

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  4. Little typo , an extra “n” :

    “It was a unique welcome of Ignitia, the Country of the Dragon Knnights.” -> Dragon Knights

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  5. I’m a bit confused about Island of Messenger. Is it just the capital of Ignitia or more like half of Ichthyes continent? It sounds like it would be a town when they arrive there?

    It sounds like a tidal island which changes into a peninsula during low tide. Makes me think of Le Mont Saint-Michel.

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    1. Since Ichthyes is a union kingdom and Ignitia’s royal family is the leader of Ichthyes continent. Imagine it that stone walls surrounded the island. And from afar, the royal castle which is in the center of the island could be seen, that’s why Erica said it looks like the island is the castle itself.

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  6. This is a very lengthy pov of earlier chapters…

    Klaus Pov

    I turned to look at Erica as I passed through the wall first, I watched her surprised expression, she looked as though she enjoyed it… Hah… I got to see a happy smile! yes! holding her delicate hand a while longer, I turned and strode forward feeling really light and playful… FOOL is this the time to be acting like some kind of Lovesick idiot!!… L..love? haha… impossible! (in denial young lad… denial)

    With this, we could easily return to the palace, but after discussing it with Erica, I realized how dangerous it actually was, imagine the effect fading while we are in a rock or the ocean, I shuddered to think…

    “It is. I don’t want to increase any more bizarre cause of deaths.”

    Erica… what kinds of thoughts do you have exactly? so fatalistic… although she’s not wrong, I wonder, is she perhaps thinking that every step taken could be the last? is that why you’re so gloomy Erica? ….

    “More what?”

    But from my own count, only that damn curse has threatened my Erica…

    “Oops! About this. Please don’t mind it.”

    Mind what? what am I minding?? If I can help relieve you of such thoughts please rely on me! I will do my best! I wish I paid more attention to that entertainer Father had for one of our parties, he was supposed to be funny, I didn’t find it amusing though, I’m certain I could do better, at least I hope so for Ericas sake… (what are you thinking brat… look around you…)

    “Erica, you……”

    I stared at her painfully, please wait for me alright Erica? I will study hard to be a man that can make you laugh!

    As we traversed the labyrinth we finally caught a glimpse of Ann, my heart was about to burst with relief and excitement, only to come to a dead end, this damn maze! curse its creator! curse them to never find peace!!! I looked at Erica, again that gloomy expression deeply ingrained, what is she thinking now?

    “Wait, Erica. There is something.”

    Is that a monster? hmph that Edward missed one! hah! (gloating in this kind of situation brat? really?) This was my chance! I could finally put to use all my years of training of monster hunting! I had a rather overwhelming urge to strike a pose… shaking my head I put Erica behind me, Hah!! I shall become your shield, Erica! just you watch me!

    “Don’t make a sudden move. Stay behind me.”

    Erica peeped over my shoulder looking suitably scared, hah! this feels good! I’m going to smash you now monster just you wait!

    “Oh, yes.”

    Her voice was close to his ear, he had a sudden urge to shiver with delight… what was that! hah!! so confused! that felt really good! hah! do that again Erica! (eyes glaze over… this brat… your priorities… )

    “Don’t push yourself. Be ready to escape at any time.”

    Just be still Erica… she wants to help me, but I don’t need it alright? don’t show me up again please I beg of you, leave me an opening to be awesome ok? please!!

    “Eh, but–”

    “It is a man’s job to protect a woman. Your job is to calm down by taking a deep breath. On the battlefield, a friend who is panicking is scarier than the enemy.”

    Please believe in me Erica, I will definitely do it.. trust me… of course I haven’t been successful thus far… Gah, why did I think that fool! confidence is key!!!

    “Fuh…haah…Klaus-sama is calm, aren’t you?”

    I automatically took a pose of strength and power based on my Fathers commanding presence, I looked at the monster ahead with steely resolve, you will meet your end by my hand! I start getting giddy thinking of all the praises Erica would give me, oh ho ho, it was nothing! mere childs play… Oh ho ho! (grand delusions brat…)0

    “I’m undergoing combat training and I’ve accompanied my father in hunting and deadly extermination.”

    This is a mere trifling matter, Erica, what how easily I dispatch this creature in just a few swings! My Father was rather brutal in training me, I was forced to kill my first monster at the tender age of 5, that’s right 5 years old! beat that Edward! I’ve already slain a monster so young! it was an evil looking horned rabbit, its blood red eyes glared at me, I did not falter, its fluffy ears and puffy tail stood up on end hinting at its intent, I easily turned it into a red mess, hah! I didn’t throw up either, stop those images… I didn’t… (denial)

    We saw a shadow of something wriggling in the passage corner.

    Grabbing two spell cards I threw them toward the shadow and cast a spell quickly.

    The thrown spell cards flew while expanding a magic circle, bursting open mid-air and emitted bright white lights.

    Illuminated, the walking horror was unlike anything I had seen or read about… truly a worthy creature to live in this diabolical maze, I was suitably impressed.

    “—A flock of moving bones!? And moreover, this number is…”

    I wanted to protect Erica from seeing such gruesome images, I turned to look at her, staring into her clear green eyes, that did not hold any fear at all, aah… as expected of my strong Erica… you are even more impressive compared to those soppy women of my country that came to visit, they were weak in every possible way, screamed at the slightest sight of an insect, or had such delicate constitutions that they come down with a number of ailments while visiting, seriously what kind of upbringing did they have? how delicate and useless! truly this is why I thought women to be weak pathetic creatures, till I met you, Erica…

    She did not tremble or show any sign of weakness at the macabre dancing bones and severed heads. The carnage that this powerful monster wrought was obvious, I must be careful, if it is capable of doing so much damage, then it is worthy of my respect and caution.

    “They have enough Magic Resist to trick my Glam Sight……No, they are monsters with magical structures that I don’t recognize……, no, what are those!?”

    I stared at it with horrified fascination, this creature was the stuff of nightmares…

    “Klaus-sama……”

    “Listen to me. When I give you a sign, run away and don’t look back. If you keep going straight using Levitation and Pass Wall, there should be a valid exit.”

    Preparing hundreds of card ready to cast in my initial attack, I felt Erica’s hand on my arm, restraining me… What are you doing Erica! I won’t fail I promise!

    “Klaus-sama, it’s alright.”

    “What!?”

    “That is the cleaning automaton that my older brother made, an acid hydrogel golem.”

    “—Ha!?”

    If I could I would be on my hands and knees, to get so worked up over a … damn cleaning golem that evil guy made!!!!!! ARGGH! I was ready to go full powered too! all that anticipation to give Erica a good show was gone in an instant… then I started to feel embarrassed… its a mechanical broom! I was excited over a damn broom!! give me back my heroic moment damn you!!

    “The inside is strong acid, but the outside is made of gel. It’s said that it is a smart and safely designed golem that swallowed only carcasses and the expensive materials are protected with neutral ingredients.”

    “Why!! Why does your older brother put such a thing inside the labyrinth!?”

    That guy… again… what is with these siblings? have they got a grudge? are they intent on bringing my pride into ruin!

    “Because of the cleaning……Because there were so many monsters’ dead bodies, I think that the golem cleaned up bone remains to collect materials for alchemy.”

    “Eei! That’s so confusing!!”

    That thing looks like a damn monster, a hideous lethal creature that would’ve been a good fight! all your damn fault Edward! that was my chance to shine! but its just a broom! why would you make it look like that Edward! why!

    “Ah, but, if we penetrated into him in this Pass Wall state, we would be killed instantly by the strong acid without being stopped by the outer shell.”

    “Kuh, Edward Aurelia……!!”

    Whats wrong with your brother… seriously? you make a broom that damn dangerous? it’s really a monster, isn’t it? you diabolical evil genius Edward! I don’t want to run into any more of your contraptions or traps!

    “We may as well stop exploring for now.”

    Erica… do you see how often your Brother has been at the root of all that has befallen us? does he have a grudge against you or something? or perhaps it’s me… and you are an unfortunate bystander…

    “Is everything okay, Erica, your eyes seem dead……?”

    I notice every nuance of Erica’s behavior, it’s not like I’m staring at her all the time or anything!…

    “Oh, I’m alright, Klaus-sama.”

    Feeling a little low I think about all those stupid declarations I had made concerning Erica… inept, weak, needs rescuing… who exactly am I describing here! me! I’m the damsel, since when does the damsel rescue the hero… I felt complicated feelings wash over me… gah!

    I watched Erica examine the Golem, and noticed her body stiffen in surprise. What did she find I wondered…

    “Klaus-sama, there is something familiar floating in the body of the golem.”

    “What do you recognize?”

    “That, over there, doesn’t it look like Ann-sama’s hairpin?”

    Ann’s hairpin? in that thing??? arggh my heart… don’t say…. don’t say she’s part of that damn golem!!! Nooo!!

    “……!!”

    I fully lost my composure, Ann!! I was too late! uwuu!! ANN!!!

    “Klaus-sama. It’s alright. Ann-sama shouldn’t be using the scroll of Pass Wall.”

    Oh..oh… damn… I’ve been part of monster exterminations with Father that was less exciting than this infernal Labyrinth! My God! my emotions have been doing a dance more frantic than those bones in that horrible golem!
    This cursed place is filled with pain and regret! I wish I had never come here!

    “Ann-sama is not inside. Surely, the golem was just picking up what Ann-sama has dropped.”

    “Oh, yeah…I didn’t see anything that seems like human remains. I know that. I’m fine.”

    I felt Erica’s gentle hand on my back, I gulped, feeling my nose and eyes burning… Calm down fool! don’t let her see anything unsightly! I won’t recover!!

    “The acid may splash, let’s step back a little.”

    I was too shaken to react to Erica’s careful manipulation of that damn golem broom… I was still thinking of Ann… losing her was not an option, I absolutely must find her, or not bother returning home…

    “I see, the death of an automaton.”

    I looked at the wreckage of that golem with mixed feelings, I had intended to slay it with my own hands, and yet it gave vital clues to Ann’s whereabouts, at least we have a direction to follow, and thankfully a methodical and diabolical man who cleared out this labyrinth so efficiently… Ann might have met her end much sooner if not for that, yet my heart refused to give thanks to Edward.

    “I certainly remember this. The material also made of the horn of a unicorn that lived in the Harvan’s forest. I have no doubt that this is Ann’s.”

    “Then, Ann-sama passed by this point, wasn’t she?”

    I hoped this was true, Ann please be safe… the terrifying thought of losing Ann still lingered, When Urd sight revealed further traces, my shoulders visibly sagged with relief the tension in my body released with a long drawn out sigh, that burning sensation in my nose and eyes returned, we are close Ann please don’t get hurt till then please…

    “I have a feeling that we have neared Ann-sama, but the labyrinth is changing.”

    “It’s okay. Since we know the direction, we could use Pass Wall.”

    I was eager to find Ann more so than ever before, I yearned to see that lil brat sister of mine so desperately

    “Yes, Klaus-sama, let’s chase after her.”

    Would there ever come a time when my Debt to the Aurelia family be fulfilled? I doubted that, Thank you Erica for being by my side throughout this trying ordeal.

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          1. Ah! its a fanfic I wrote of earlier chapters, I posted them starting at chapter 15, some povs I did have bad spacing lol but cant edit it… my ADD is making my eyes bleed when I think of them lol… all the speech text in Klaus pov is all from Cloveers translated work of this story, I just added Klaus pov deleting Ericas 😛 the only pov with some original speech text is in Edwards pov.

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