Chapter 67. Visitors (1)
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Three carriages and a large wagon.
In his luggage were three barrels of Griffin’s blood, Griffin’s potions, ingots of meteoric iron, metalworking tools, and some clothing.
He also brought some alchemy books with Sylverine’s permission.
“Are you ready? Get in the carriages.”
The employees who decided to stay at the mansion came to the entrance to see them off. He waved them off.
Then, he got into the carriage.
He felt a little sad now that he was leaving here.
But he didn’t feel that way when he left Harman.
He likely felt nostalgic for this place, because he had lived many happy moments. The place had undergone a lot of transformations during his stay here.
He asked Sylverine.
“When will I be able to come back?”
“I can’t say for sure, but in case nothing happens, you can come during vacations, right?”
“In case nothing happens?”
She spoke as if something was going to happen. It seemed that when he became a student of Eternia, he wouldn’t always have vacations to rest.
The carriages begin to move.
They left for Eternia.
Sylverine did not want to waste the time they were on the road. No matter how fast the carriages went, he too would have to spend 20 days on the road.
The training would continue during the journey.
“There is still something I lack.”
Although his physical strength had increased to a decent level, he often regretted not being able to increase his mana.
“Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts. The only way to increase it is to recover your mana after using it up several times.”
The problem was that he couldn’t summon his sword anywhere, so it was difficult for him to deplete his mana. But it didn’t mean there was no alternative.
He could use a magic tool that would continuously drain his mana.
“I have to get the magic tools you need before I get to Eternia. Also a new sword.”
“A new sword?”
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She was right.
His head hurt when he thought he would have three swords.
“Can’t the sword’s appearance be changed?”
Sylverine shook her head.
“That would be rather complicated. It’s easy for people to figure it out.”
They had to cross three borders.
They passed so many territories that he lost count.
He thought there would be trouble at checkpoints or while they were camping, but his fears were unfounded.
Finally, they arrived at a town in Featherton.
The town had a large volume of trade, so there was a line of wagons at the checkpoint. He thought it would take at least half a day before they could enter the town.
At that moment, a guard on horseback approached them.
“It is an honor to meet distinguished visitors from Eternia. This way, please.”
They let the carriage go straight to the town without any paperwork, once they verified the Eternia seal on it.
But that was not all.
They were also invited to stay at the castle.
Four days later, the moment they crossed the borders of the Ulysses Duchy, some Rangers offered to escort them.
“It is an honor to receive Sylverine.”
Thanks to the hospitality they received, they only camped twice in the ten-day journey. They didn’t have to keep watch at night to avoid looting and raiding.
He could be calm.
He was too curious to hold back, and he inquired Sylverine,
“Why are they so kind to Eternia?”
She briefly explained.
“Many nations owe debts to Eternia.”
“Yes, very large debts.”
As they approached Eternia, they received better hospitality.
In Searin’s territory, all the townspeople knelt in front of Eternia’s carriages to pay their respects.
The people treated them as honored guests.
“It is an honor to welcome the student of a Great Mage.”
It seemed to him that this treatment was excessive.
Every time that happened, Sylverine like a mantra said,
“The deputy director has done a great job.”
The Planteras were eliminating the demonic beasts in the area near Eternia, and most of these territories depended on her.
He was able to realize the status of Eternia.
The journey took about four days longer than planned.
The established route could not be accessed because heavy rains had swollen the rivers, so they changed direction. They passed through the edge of the Empire’s border.
They would not be late arriving in Eternia because they left in plenty of time.
They headed toward the town of Veron, on the edge of the Empire.
“This is a little creepy.”
The signs along the road were damaged, there were also broken carriage wheels.
There were no Imperial Rangers in sight.
Sylverine did not have a good expression as she looked out the window.