The conversation with Frannan became quite long.
And one piece of information I learned in the process.
“Are you saying the search party… is crossing the border?”
“Yeah, that’s probably the plan. “Is this your first time crossing the border?”
“Yes, ever since I was transferred, I have only been active in Nevenia.”
“Um…what are you doing? “It is said that most people who transfer do not move far from the place where they were transferred.”
Since Kang Seol was forced to go on an adventure anyway, he planned to gather as much information as possible.
“The current owner of the Tower of Libra is….”
“He is Bornuil. “Have you never even heard my name?”
“Wouldn’t it be weirder for me, a transferencer, to remember the names of all the 12 magic tower owners?”
“That’s the truth. I don’t remember everything either. “There aren’t that many people who stay at the top for a long time.”
– Isn’t that… wrong?
– Excuse me, what was the name of the chairman of our company?
– Kim… Oh Kim… What was it…
“It’s a lot of work, research on old age, etc. “The position of top owner carries a lot of burden, but it is not a very comfortable position.”
“You don’t want to cross the border? “Is there a base here?”
Kangseol scratched his chin and answered.
I was just worried about where we would go across the border and whether we would be able to maintain the same growth there as we are now.
“But I’m curious about the reason for crossing the border.”
“First of all, the place where the search party is discussed is the Libra Magic Tower, right? “The Libra Magic Tower is, of course, not in Nevenia.”
“And it’s because of where Bornuil is headed. Do you know about a place called Alkatron?”
Alkatron. It was the first time I heard of snowfall.
“Where is it?”
“It’s a recently excavated historic site. However, during the excavation, an unknown energy came out and the excavation was stopped.”
“Well, like ruins usually do, there could be monsters in there. However, no one takes this matter lightly. At least the leader of the Libra Tower is not so weak that he disappears without any news.”
“It means something could have happened there that would make it impossible to leave any news.”
“that’s right. And there is one catch. Even if you reach the Tower of Libra easily, the road to Alkatron can be a bit difficult.”
“Do you know why?”
“Is it because of the monsters’ territory?”
“Yes, there are other races among them, but… there is no way they will give us the road easily.”
“Is there any way to bypass another border?”
“Unfortunately, if that happens, it becomes meaningless. “It’s going to take a long time.”
A realm of warlike races and monsters.
Having to pass by there was also a burden.
‘This… could be an incredibly dangerous adventure?’
I had every confidence to protect my own body, but for some reason I felt uneasy about this adventure.
‘There’s no way to refuse… so I’ll have to work hard to prepare.’
Thinking so, Kang Seol looked at Frannan’s complexion. But now, Frannan was somehow strange.
I was sobbing and breaking into a cold sweat, as if there was something wrong with my decision to return to the Magic Tower.
When the proud Frannan showed up like this, Kang Seol began to wonder about his past.
“… Do you have any problem?”
“problem? haha! no? “Is this a problem?”
“I don’t mind if it’s okay, but it looks like you’re anxious.”
“Did you encounter any problems while serving as a saint?”
“What do you mean it’s time to spend?”
“Who stepped down? I’m still serving as an apostle. I haven’t backed out yet. “I was just… resting.”
“Didn’t you quit your position?”
Frannan looked somewhere with hazy eyes.
“Well, to be exact, I wanted to quit being a wizard.”
* * *
A man and a woman wearing shiny epaulettes were eating and chatting.
If you know what the symbol on that epaulet means, you will be able to realize how great people are gathered here.
Dining together here are Yurin and Frannon, both of the Libra aspect.
The two were now old enough to be considered old people.
Yurin spoke to Frannan while chowing down on meat.
“You troublemaker, is it magic that you keep to yourself? “If logic doesn’t reach others, it’s like using magic to deceive.”
“Then you want to be a magician.”
“You should know how to pass on what you have for the future. Do you know how much Bornouil stabs me in the side?”
“They said to trick you into taking on a disciple.”
“Well, I said I don’t plan on collecting that kind of money, so even if you’re an old man….”
“You and I are both old people, so what! Anyway, I only live for the good taste, and it doesn’t help the top at all. “Why, Master Veil, do you take away such a b*stard and only make my wrinkles increase?”
Frannan is a master of magic.
Yurin in front was a master of mental magic.
Frannan took a quick look and spoke to Yurin.
“I guess you’re not going to brag about that outstanding student today?”
“Do you want to hear it?”
“No, never. “You keep bragging about something that is nothing every day, so I thought that that brilliant student might be bragging about having covered up poop and urine again today.”
“If I brag, will you listen?”
“Are you crazy! “You old woman!”
“I take care of it with dignity, so unlike you, I still have the alluring scent of middle age.”
“It must be awkward…”
Frannan chuckled, enjoying the conversation with Yurin.
It was common for wizards to lead a solitary life. I had to fight with myself on my own path.
However, when you see a magician of a similar level as you also making efforts to increase their level, you may feel a sense of relief.
… That you are not alone.
Yurin had a 17-year-old student named Everny.
I wondered why she was wasting blood by harvesting a disciple, but Yurin seemed to enjoy it. Frannan didn’t like that.
“Why should you hire a child with no talent…”
It was a bit harsh, but Yurin also acknowledged this fact.
“He’s stupid, but he’s nice.”
“It’s the same as saying he’s nice but the kid is stupid.”
“That’s better, right? is not it? “There are always different opinions among magicians when it comes to priorities, whether personality or skill.”
“Isn’t it obvious? “It’s a skill.”
“It’s character. “You learned under Bale, so why do you think you’ve grown so much?”
“Isn’t that why I can catch up with you, sit down with you like this, and have a pointless conversation?”
“Um… it’s frustrating, but it’s not wrong. Self-poisoned b*stard….”
“And it hasn’t changed. Just realizing reality. Are you training younger students? “I’m still the type of person who feels like I don’t have enough time, right?”
Yurin said, wiping her mouth with a cloth.
“I assure you, no wizard has ever started from scratch except the first one. Although humans are weak, they are a species that accumulates and builds knowledge. “That’s why magic has developed.”
“So, let’s get ahead as much as possible and leave a record.”
“Records are different from teachings and are not gentle, right? If you get frustrated, you don’t have the strength to pick you up. “What you are building is just a bleak wall that future wizards will not be able to overcome.”
The two often fought over this same issue. Frannan, who did not take on disciples, was a problem even in the Tower of Libra.
Frannan carefully revealed his inner thoughts.
“I… don’t think I’m worthy of that. “Because I’m not a great wizard.”
“… I’m not dreaming about the future because I’m a great wizard.”
Yurin’s eyes were kind and warm.
“Because I’m a wizard.”
“But Everny is too much.”
“You damn b*stard… I heard you’re a good kid.”
I should have dried it more, I should have torn it off more.
A disciple who is not as good as that will not be of any help to Yurin’s future path.
Frannan regretted it so much.
Looking at Yurin’s last appearance, when she was fine.
“Yurin! Are you crazy? no! don’t do it!”
“Go away, Yurin!” Everny is wrong! “I can’t save it!”
“No, I can save it! I am a magician of the Aspect….”
“The magic power is running wild! Damn, this has been wrong for a long time! You’re a high-ranking, brazen, damned human being! Please let it explode!”
“How can you do that?…”
Everny’s research clearly failed.
She did not have enough talent to succeed at a young age and made a lot of mistakes.
And as a result, the magical power in the body ran out of control.
Perhaps, at her level, she will not be able to handle the runaway magic power, so she will lose her mind and become an idiot.
But now her mentor has stepped forward on her behalf. Frannan had a hunch. Yurin plans to take care of Everny’s failure instead.
Yurin said to Frannan.
“You’re my student, Frannan.”
“Frannan, if I fail…”
She asked Frannan to do something. It was a request that Frannan could never forget.
“no! “I won’t!”
“Don’t make a fuss, then… please.”
“Yurin! Why… why are you doing this….”
Yurin smiled, revealing her white teeth.
“He’s a wizard.”
With the sound of lightning flashing, a storm of mental magic swept through the laboratory.
The entire incident occurred in an instant and was an episode in which everyone in the Tower of Libra was filled with sorrow.
So Frannan left the magic tower.
* * *
“Is that why?”
After hearing Frannan’s story, Kang-seol asked with a grave expression, and Frannan answered while gulping down drinks one after another.
“Yes, I still have nightmares about that time. “I still can’t get over that day.”
“… I see.”
“I’m sorry for bringing up such a dark story. “Anyway, we’ll leave once we’re ready, so keep that in mind.”
Just like that, Snowfall left and Frannan monologued for a moment.
He threw down his drink and recalled Yurin’s appearance at the time of the accident.
– Who are you?
– …don’t you remember me?
– Is this your first time seeing you?
– … When did you come here?
– Yesterday! I officially joined yesterday!
– That’s great.
Yurin has the body of an old woman and the spirit of her past as a 7-year-old girl.
– Is he a great person here?
– … no.
He couldn’t help but break down if his old grandmother was talking like a child.
“I don’t want to go back…”
He wanted to run away from that day forever.
* * *
“Hyung, see you next time!”
“Okay, sorry for keeping it short.”
“You’re busy. Are you still going to come back to Nevenia?”
“I saw it.”
“If Somi doesn’t get a clear answer, she’ll go crazy at me, so tell me clearly.”
“I will contact you.”
Kyung-taek Kyung-taek stroked his chest as if he was relieved.
Kang Seol tried to resolve the issue with Gyeong-taek Cho, who was staying in Timbrian, but unfortunately, the schedule for the future was very tight, so they could not continue the meeting for a long time.
“Phew… That’s a good thing.”
“Did you finish your work well?”
“Yes, but that nobleman said that he would like to repay his brother sometime.”
“Well… the story about how I got help from my brother back then… I shouldn’t have told you, right?”
“No, well… it’s your heart.”
Gyeong-taek, who was worried that Kang-seol might be upset, smiled at Kang-seol’s reaction.
“Then wouldn’t it be possible for the younger brother you know to talk to you about your older brother?”
“Oh, I mean. People talk about me being the hero of the clock tower and the man who drives the bell, but my mouth is so itchy that I have to be able to resist it.”
When Grief, trapped in the lamp, heard that sound, he said:
【is it? Do you hate being called this? Okay… I’ll have to call you that every time I’m around someone from now on! Tsk tsk tsk… It’s too bad even if I think about it.】
– This guy got the pulse surprisingly accurately.
– Is this really such a bad thing that the devil would think?
– Maybe he’s just pretending to be tamed.
Grief took one look at Kang Seol’s stinging gaze and became quiet.
“Anyway, see you again.”
“Okay, bro. Please stay healthy. Be sure to contact us! “Better to my sister than to me!”
Kang Seol smiled and nodded.
The door of the fancy carriage in the back opened and Frannan stuck out half of his body.
“Tara, let’s go.”
Snowfall got on the carriage.
There was an unexpected person riding in the carriage.
“Uh… so… see you again?”
Frannan answered harshly.
“The Zodiac asked the pilgrims. “Support will probably come not only from the Diocese of Nevenia but also from other places.”
“Is it that big of a deal?”
“Well, it may be so and it may not. Anyway, it seems to be quite large.”
Kang Seol wondered how many people would be involved in this adventure since it was attracting so many unrelated pilgrims.
There were other people in the carriage as well. There were two more people on board that Kangseol didn’t know, and they looked strangely familiar.
Kang Seol tilted his head and asked.
“Haven’t we seen this before somewhere?”
It was a man and a young woman.
It seemed like the man had definitely seen snowfall before.
“It’s been a while, Snowman. That’s me.”
“Yes, I’ve seen it before. So…”
The man’s eyes turned to Snowfall’s belt.
Kang Seol recalled a memory.
A man who looked very different from now.
“ah! “At that time…”
Despite his cold expression, the man gave Kang Seol advice for his future.
The invitation to the Magic Tower that was in Kangseol’s belongings was also given to him by him.