Side Story: Rudra's POV (1)
My name is Rudra, a dragonoid from the silver dragon clan. I'm 57 years old,
and one of the youngest of my kind, considering my race's long lifespan I'm
still considered a juvenile.
What's a dragonoid you asked?
Dragonoids are humanoid dragons capable of human speech. We are descendants of
the "true dragons" who mated with humans and other humanoid species like the
elves. Because we have dragon blood on our vein, we are one of the most
powerful species in the world. Our dragon blood also allows us to transform to
a real dragon after reaching a certain level.
Because of our humanoid form, dragonoids are tasked by the dragon council as
emissaries of the dragon race. Our task involves solving problems concerning
the dragons. Basically, we are like babysitters to our cousins the great
dragons, standard (metals, elementals, colored) dragons, and lesser dragons.
Not that I'm complaining of course.
The great dragons rarely cause troubles, not surprising because they are
highly intelligent and our prominent members of the dragon council.
Unfortunately, the same could not be said to our standard and lesser cousins.
These guys seemed to love to cause problems for us. If not for the fact that
we warned the humans and other races not to cause unnecessary harm to our
dragon brethren, they would have been hunted left and right.
And the latest problem child is an earth dragon who decided to move house and
make a territory of a nearby city called Ark its own. Hence, I who hated being
bothered was tasked in solving the said situation.
seriously, such a bother...
Well, I guess I'll just take this as an opportunity to tour the land. Doing
nothing but study and train is starting to get tiresome. Time to unwind I
Because of the distance from the dragon country and the city of Ark, it took
me five days to reach my destination despite flying nonstop. Yes, I flew
nonstop because I could not use magic like teleport or the legendary Gate
spell. Really, it'll be nice if I could learn one of those spells, not that I
have the talent for space magic anyway...
Anyways, after continuous flying I finally reached Ark. Ark is a large and
prosperous city, one of the largest in the Malkal kingdom. According to the
information I gathered, Ark is famously known as the city of adventurers.
City of adventurers...
Did the earth dragon have a death wish? Seriously? Off all the places it could
have chosen, it chooses a city where countless adventurers resided? What is it
Shaking my annoyance I landed outside the city causing the people who wanted
to enter the city to be startled.
Not surprising considering that dragonnoids rarely ventures outside our
I walked towards the guards and introduced myself. hearing that I am sent by
the dragon council, the man in charge quickly guides me to the city lords
Outside the mansion, I was greeted by the city lord himself who warmly greeted
"welcome, lady Rudra. I am Lagus, the lord of Ark." the city lord greeted.
"Thank you, lord Lagus. It's a pleasure to meet you. I believe you are already
aware of my visit?" I asked.
"Certainly. I've been informed of your visit. But for now why not go inside?
I'm sure you're tired from the long journey." the city lord offered.
"Then I will accept your hospitality,." I replied.
The city lord leads me inside the mansion and served beverage and food.
Looking at the unfamiliar food on the table I could not help but mutter.
Before traveling, I've studied the food outside the country, but these foods
looked really unfamiliar. It's not because they look unappetizing or anything,
on the contrary, they look and smell especially tempting.
"These are cuisine newly introduced to the market. The one you're holding is
called a crepe, that one's a pizza, a fried chicken, and..."
The city lord introduced the name of the food one by one. Some of the food is
familiar though cooked ingeniously while others have names I have never heard
before. Seeing that I am not eating the city lord urges me to have a taste. I
nod and gave the crepe a bite...
"Delicious!" I exclaimed in shock.
The crepe is sweet but not too sweet. It has creamy fillings that melt inside
my mouth. Never before have I tasted something so good.
"Hahahaha! I'm glad you liked it. Why don't you try the other food as well?"
the city lord laughed good-naturedly at my reaction and asked me to try the
Having tasted the crepe, I took the city lord's offer and tasted the other
delicacy one by one. And my reaction was amazing.
"These delicacies are amazing, who made them?" I asked the city lord after
cleaning the food on the table.
"It was introduced by a young and very promising adventurer named Kai who
hailed from the eastern continent. From what I heard those are delicacies
native to his home town, or so I was told," explained the city lord.
"Oh? From the eastern continent? Was he teleported here by accident?"
Hearing that the person in question is from the eastern continent, I asked the
city lord if he was accidentally teleported here by accident.
"That's exactly what happened. And as you figured out, he cannot return so he
decided to stay and become an adventurer. And speaking of the adventurer, he
is also part of the earth dragon subjugation party and played a large role to
its success," answered the city lord while adding some tidbits.
"Really? He must have been a powerful adventurer."
The city lord and I spoked for a while until the representative from the guild
arrives, a pretty woman called Lena.
I said my goodbye to the city lord while thanking him for letting me taste
those delectable delicacies. Exiting the city lord's mansion, Lena and I rode
a carriage to the adventurers guild.