The Dragon’s Magic Circle
Well, Dorgo sure acted quickly.
He had gone off to talk with the water dragons as soon as he dropped me off and then he had come straight back.
Even ignoring the great speed he traveled at, the talks must have come to a conclusion very speedily.
“I didn’t think you’d be able to make them agree so soon.”
“Oh, I only had to mention your name, Mister Ruck.”
Dorgo said, flatteringly.
Kathe also looked happy.
“That is Locke for you. And you did well too, dad!”
Dorgo looked rather pleased by his daughter’s words.
“Well, then. We should head towards the water dragon settlement tomorrow.”
“They would be most grateful if you did.”
“And I will take you there!”
Kathe declared excitedly.
But Dorgo answered,
“Well, wait, Kathe.”
“Hmm? Oh, do you want to take him yourself? But you just did it this morning! It’s my turn now.”
“That’s not what I meant.”
“So, what do you mean?”
“It may not be necessary.”
Kathe’s tail drew circles in the air as it swayed.
“Ruck. The thing is, I had something prepared…”
So saying, Dorgo took out a metal board from his bag.
It was as tall as a man and slightly wider than my shoulders.
“What is it?”
“It’s a magic tool with a teleportation circle carved into it.”
“What a surprise.”
“I made it myself.”
“That is amazing, dad!”
Kathe’s estimation of Dorgo was on the rise.
Kathe had looked at the dark ones’ teleportation circle and said that it looked familiar.
The dragon’s had practically invented teleportation circles. And so it was not too strange for Dorgo to use them.
“That’s very impressive… By the way, where does this lead?”
“It is connected to the water dragon settlement.”
“How very convenient.”
“Yes. Mister Ruck, if you stayed away from the capital for too long, it would affect the security of the city.”
Dorgo was very perceptive.
I was thankful for that. This would mean I could protect both the capital and the water dragons.
Then Dorgo took out another metal board. He had an apologetic expression.
“This one is connected to the Wind Dragon King palace.”
“Ohh! How useful!”
Kathe’s reaction was anything but apologetic.
Her tail went up and down. She looked very happy.
“Perhaps you would rather not have a magic circle connected to the Wind Dragon King palace…”
“Why wouldn’t he?”
Dorgo said fearfully, but Kathe’s head was tilted to the side with a puzzled expression.
If such a teleportation circle was in my mansion, there was a possibility that Kathe would sneak in.
And so Dorgo was worried.
“I think it would be quite useful to have it here. Thank you.”
“Yes, yes. I can come and help you anytime.”
Kathe said happily.
As for Dorgo, his face remained serious.
“Mister Ruck. Teleportation circles are useful. But you must also be careful.”
“What do you mean?”