“What? Do you mean it?”
Kathe didn’t mind. But should we really allow them to go?
I decided to ask Dorgo.
“Dorgo. What do you think? Will the water dragons mind if we come in such large numbers?”
“Oh, they won’t mind it at all.”
“I see. Well, that’s good.”
And so it was decided that Serulis, Shia and Nia would come with us.
Though, Nia had her lessons with Philly, so aside from the first day, she would only join us in the afternoon.
This was possible because of the teleportation circles.
And so the following day, we headed to the water dragon settlement after eating breakfast.
As it was the first day, Eric and Goran came with me.
Both of them would not be able to help in the defenses the whole time, but they had to meet with the water dragons.
Grulf came with me as if it were the most natural thing.
When we came out of the other end, we found ourselves in a very large room.
A splendid room made of stone.
“We have been waiting for you.”
I young girl said as stood before us.
Her words were a little stilted and she bowed as if unfamiliar with the motion.
She seemed to be about the same age as Eric’s daughter. Perhaps about four.
Like Kathe and Dorgo, she had a long tail and horns on her head.
“Nice to meet you. I am Leea Inundashio, the crown princess of the water dragons.”
She said with a look of nervousness.
Dorgo had said that the water dragons had no king.
Just one princess who was too young to rule.
Dorgo introduced us then.
“And this is the king of the kingdom of Mendilibar, His Majesty Eric Mendilibar. And this is Lord Goran Morton of the Adventurer’s Guild…”
One by one, he introduced us.
And while Leea was nervous, she greeted us all politely.
Still, Dorgo seemed to have skipped over me.
I thought he would introduce me after Eric and Goran, given our age.
But he didn’t until he had finished introducing Serulis, Shia, Nia and Grulf.
“And lastly, this man is the Great Philosopher, Our Saviour, Great High Sorcerer, Grand Duke Ruck Franzen.”
Dorgo’s introduction had ‘Great’ in it twice.
I don’t think it was quite the official title.
He must have added it.
I wished he wouldn’t start adding words to it without permission.
Leea ran up to me.
“It-it is an honor to meet you.”
“Your Highness. Thank you for having us.”
The princess’s tail wagged up and down.