Chapter 72. Mage’s Sword (2)
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“Don’t you think this place is great?”
This landscape was unspoiled.
Huge sailing ships sailed upriver.
He felt truly excited as he sailed deeper into this territory.
They could reach Eternia Academy in half a day, but it wasn’t in their plans yet.
Before going to Sylverine’s mansion, they planned to pass through a small town called Rigveda.
They saw Rigveda at last when the carriages curved around the hill’s. This town had steep mountains behind it and a river as wide as a lake in front.
Every house had a triangular roof that emitted steam.
The steam covered the whole town like a faint mist.
“It is also known as the city of steam because water is boiled all day to make potions.”
Sylverine also said Rigveda was built for Eternia.
It was an intermediate base that allowed the necessary supplies to be transported to Eternia. There were many stores with various magical tools, alchemy materials, books, and more.
Although it was located in a remote area where a winding mountain range had to be traversed, quite a few people came for trade.
Eternia had both an embassy of the Empire and a confederation of towns, so high rank nobles also stayed there. Additionally, it had branches of the Alchemy Society and the Magical Society of Eternia.
Moreover, people associated with students frequented this place, so the floating population was significant.
He thought as he looked at Rigveda.
How can people from different cultures live together harmoniously in a small town with high-density buildings?
He suddenly asked Sylverine.
“Are there different races there?”
She shook her head.
“No matter how diverse Rigveda is, different races do not live mixed together.”
Otherwise, this town would have become a sea of fire long ago.
When they finally reached the entrance, some Planteras greeted them.
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It was strangely pleasant to see them after a long journey.
Their carriages caught the eyes of people who were walking on the streets.
It was inevitable that they would attract attention, since only special people, such as teachers, were allowed to ride in Eternia’s carriages.
There were many young people in town who looked their age, probably due to the entrance exams. He had never seen so many people his age in one place.
Sylverine closed the curtains.
“You have to buy a new sword here.”
She handed him a fist-sized leather bag.
The bag was heavy. When he opened it, he found gold coins.
“Choose the sword yourself. I have to go to the Magic Society.”
“I don’t know this place.”
He didn’t know which stores to visit, nor the market prices.
“This is not a place where they rip people off…”
Sylverine gave him a ring engraved with the seal of Eternia.
“If you show this, they will show you swords suitable for you.”
Damien put the ring on his finger.
“…Where do you recommend I go?”
She pulled back the curtains to point to a location.
Sylverine indicated a store that was situated at the middle of a forked road.
“The Philine Blacksmith Shop?”
“Choose a durable sword. I’ll be angry if you buy a sword with a weird enchantment.”
It was as if she had advised a child to choose a toy.
The carriage immediately stopped.
“Get out here.”
“Should I now put on the mask?”
“Yes. Although you shouldn’t worry about Philine, you should be as careful as possible. That old man also has a deep relationship with Eternia.”
He got out of the carriage with the mask Elizabeth had given him on his face.
Sylverine closed the carriage door.
Soon, the carriage began to move again. In the carriage behind, Lilia waved to him when she saw him.
Perhaps because he got out of Eternia’s carriage, the people around him began to murmur.
He put the gold coins in his pocket and hurried to Philine’s Blacksmith Shop.