Wind Cliff City Lawndard.
The city, built on a steep cliff, is called the Wind Cliff City because it is surrounded by the wind from the valley that never stops blowing.
It is located at the eastern end of the Kingdom of Asualev, with the Principality of Laotzadee just beyond the border.
It’s about a three-day walk from Scarlett’s mansion.
When we arrived, we immediately made the inn our base and gathered information.
“I went to the library and looked through the old documents, but I couldn’t find anything from Jumdaret’s time. It’s as if a kind of information control has been put in place.”
Keith says this as he scratches his red hair.
By the way, Keith refers to Fourlock.
Just as I call Nina Earlv, I’m going to call him Keith so that his name doesn’t give away his identity.
“It’s exactly the same for me. I’ve been asking around at the tavern for a few days, but I haven’t been able to get any useful information. All I could hear about was an epidemic called petrification.”
I huffed and sighed.
Over the past few days, I’ve tried to hit a lot of things in two different ways, but the results have been blank.
I haven’t even been able to reach the descendants of the royal family, let alone the Skill Crystal.
“Keith. How’s your pocket.”
“Still okay, but maybe a little tougher.”
You need money to stay.
Keith has had quite a bit, as he is also a seven-star captain, but that is starting to run out a bit.
“Anyway, let’s think it over calmly for once. Why don’t we have dinner together sometime?”
I agreed with Keith’s invitation and went down from the room on the second floor.
Then there was some kind of buzzing at the doorway, and we walked over to it.
Outside, a crowd of people were cheering for someone along the road.
“Hey, guys, I’m home!”
Towards the crowd, a girl is waving from the top of a large carriage.
“What is that?”
I looked at Keith, but he shook his head as if he didn’t know either.
“Why, brothers? You don’t know who Luriel is?”
“Brothers. She is [The Goddess Dancing Princess] of Lawndard. She’s an amazing dancer who can make even demons fall in love with her.”
The gangly old man who spoke to me in a familiar way said in bragging while laughing with a “gahahaa”.
“Goddess Princess…. wait…”
I look at her again.
From the looks of it, she’s about the same height as I was when I was 10.
There is no doubt that she is at least considerably young.
“If you want, you can watch them dance once. Rondo’s troupe has just returned from a traveling show. They’ll be staying here for a while.”
The old man proceeds to do so while slapping me on the back with a bang.
Well, these things I had been banned for a long time, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested.
A short interlude might not be a bad idea.
“Since we’re here, why don’t we go check it out?”
I asked Keith, and he shook his head with a wry smile on his face.
“I’m afraid I’ll have to pass. I’m not really into that kind of thing. It’s not my thing. So I’ll leave it to you, Rag…… Rox.”
“Oh okay. ……”
Well, it’s a shame you declined my invitation, so I’ll just go by myself.
“So this is where the Rondo Troupe performs.”
The time is night.
After Keith and I finished our meal, I did a little light research on the Rondo art troupe.
After all, it seems that the main attraction, a girl named Luriel, is famous for her dancing.
When I heard about it, I couldn’t stay, so here I am standing in front of the performance.
However, when I asked the hostess in place, it really looked like …
“It’s like a big bar.”
Suddenly, a voice comes from the side.
When I turned my head in that direction, I found an old man standing there who has been talking to me in a familiar way.
“Why? You pretend not to be interested, but you like it too, don’t you?”
He squared his shoulders in a familiar manner.
“No, it’s not I don’t like it or anything…”
“It’s okay. We have the same hobby, let’s get along. Oh, two adults please.”
Then the old man took out four silver coins.
The lady at the reception desk takes it in silence.
Four silver coins means 1000 yale per person.
“Old man. I’ll pay for mine.”
“No, it’s okay. It’s my treat today. If this will increase the number of Luriel’s fans, it is a small price to pay. If you don’t go soon, the best seats will be taken.”
The old man laughed and grabbed my arm tightly and dragged me inside.
“Wait, wait, wait. ……”
“Oh, there’s still a special seat available. You’re lucky, bro.”
“Old man, please listen when people are talking……”
“I’m sorry. Here we go.”
The old man grabbed my arm and slinked away from people, taking a seat in the middle of the third row from the front.
Of course, I’m made to sit beside the old man, too.
“You can see better here than at the front. It’s also easier for Luriel to see you, so she sometimes waves to you.”
Whoa, spit, spit flying.
I managed to quiet down the old man who was talking excitedly and passionately, and then the lights suddenly dimmed.
“Welcome to the show of Rondo Arts Troupe.”
I hear a man’s voice coming from somewhere.
It looks like the event has started.
From there, various entertainers come out and perform various acts.
Fire-breathing man, ball-riding monkey, trapeze, etc.
Isn’t this more of a circus thing?
“Now, the next and final performance. The show we’ve all been waiting for, [The Goddess Dancing Princess] Luriel!!”
The man shouts this with vigor.
Then, a girl appeared from the side of the stage.
The old man next to me suddenly shouted that, so I was really surprised.
That triggered a call from the men around me for Luriel-chan.
What’s with this popularity? Isn’t it too crazy?
I look at a girl named Luriel who is such a popular girl.
It looks like a lustrous figure with only the chest and waist covered with golden ornaments, but the other party is a child.
Are all of these guys pedophiles?
She then began to remove the bandages on her right arm.
When she was done, a tattoo that looked like some kind of creature appeared.
[Seductive Dance –Eden Invitation–]
She spoke quietly, and then the lights dimmed a little and music began to play from somewhere.
She begins to dance to it, shanking her ornaments as she does so.
The white-skinned girl dances to the left and right.
Her pale pink hair, which reached her waist, danced in the sky, illuminated by the lustrous light.
I was glued to that figure for some time.
I didn’t have any special hobbies like that,…….
However, I found myself just watching her every move…
Especially the tattoo on her right arm.
It seemed to have been dug in black ink, but it seemed to be glowing red.
My vision is gradually becoming hazy.
My brain is a blur, I can’t think of anything.
I found myself saying it out loud.
When I finished dancing, I lightly wiped the sweat from my cheeks.
And look at the audience from the stage.
Every single one of them is looking at me with their eyes slack-jawed and mindless.
It didn’t work today either. ……
Suddenly, I remembered that there was one young man that I was interested in when I made my triumphant return to this city.
Speaking of which, I think I saw someone with a similar look in the audience earlier.
I was curious and turned my attention to him.
And I sigh.
He was looking at me in a daze, as were the other men.
I was curious about him because he had a slightly different vibe than the others, but it turns out he was the same way.
“I wonder when I’ll find that person……”
I muttered quietly.
Knowing that this lament will not reach anyone in this place.