The Mighty Dragons Are Dead - chapter 30
History did not exist. Social development could only be inferred with the knights’ novels.
That was Liszt’s understanding.
He also did not know the origin of human beings in this world.
He did know that Archduchy Sapphire had been established 150 years ago. A splendid festival was held last year and left a deep impression on Liszt.
There were many novels about the Sapphires. According to some of them, the family could be dated back to a thousand years ago.
As for the Tulips, due to the lack of pedigree, Liszt could only remember his great-great-great-grandfather, when the family did not have any tulip elves yet.
Their original surname was Tiles, which indicated that they were commoners in the beginning. According to the family record, his great-great-great-grandfather was knighted for his contributions to the Sapphires’ conquests.
Since then, the family became noble.
His great-great-grandfather became a baron, his great-grandfather became a viscount, and his grandfather acquired a tulip little elf.
After Leewilliam assumed the title, the little elf evolved into a big elf, and the family name was changed into Tulip. A few years later, Leewilliam was proclaimed Earl of Coral Island for his wartime contributions.
In honor of Leewilliam’s achievement, the L in Leewilliam became the start of his offspring’s names.
His mother’s family also had the tradition. Their letter was M.
So, the Tulips only had a history of six generations and a time span of 150 years.
He could not trace his ancestors back any further.
Only six generations of an earl’s family can be recorded. This is truly a barbaric age. Liszt scorned it. A civilization could not be inherited without history.
In his hometown, he had a pedigree that could be traced back to the Ming Dynasty1.
The bloodline of the family could be traced back to the Yellow Emperor1.
The novels that brag about the Sapphires are all bulls*it. Some say they originated from the south of the Iron Mountain Kingdom, some say they were immigrants from the High Furnace Castle, and some say they came from the distant Blue Dragon Empire…
He was of a mind to sort the basic history of this world, but it was not promising. The novel that went furthest back in history was The Silly Knight and the Red-Tailed Dragon.
The story in the novel took place in the Empire of Everlasting Radiance ten thousand years ago. However, Liszt had confirmed that the Empire of Everlasting Radiance couldn’t have been established more than three thousand years ago.
The Empire of Everlasting Radiance was also the country with the longest history on the continent.
Most countries were founded on their friendship with dragons and declined because of the death or departure of dragons. Some even perished after their dragons were butchered.
When the first Archduke Sapphire established the country, there was a dragon-slaying war.
The Sapphire Dragon was almost killed by the intruders from the Eagle Kingdom. During the escape, the blood of the dragon dyed a mountain blue and resulted in tremendous sapphires.
Although the dragon was not killed, Archduke Sapphire was heavily wounded and had to move his territory to the islands.
Of course, Liszt inferred the history on his own.
In the novels that adulated the Sapphires, the Sapphire Dragon bit the Iron Dragon of the Eagle Kingdom, whose blood created the mountain of minerals.
As to why the blood of an Iron Dragon could create a mountain where sapphires were found… It remained inexplicable.
Everything would be fine as long as ordinary people were fooled.
Someone knocked on the door.
“Come in.” Liszt raised his head.
Silva, deputy butler of the castle, came in. He was Luis’s helper and expected to be the next butler.
“Mr. Liszt, Mrs. Penelope is here. She’s with Mr. Levis and Ms. Lvera in the living room.”
“Is my grandmother here? I’ll join them.”
Liszt rubbed his forehead, feeling upset. His grandmother was not fond of him.
His father disliked him because he was disappointing and was apparently happy about his new changes in the past months. His grandmother was different. She disliked Liszt because he reminded her of her daughter-in-law.
Penelope lived in a small castle in Coral City instead of with her son exactly because of her bad relationship with Melisa.
Liszt, who took after his mother, became Penelope’s punching bag.
However upset he was, he had to go downstairs and greet her.
“Nice to see you, Grandmother. I’m delighted to see that you are healthy.”
“Oh, look who’s here!” The wrinkles on Penelope’s face were thick because she was almost sixty. She said, “Liszt, I thought Melisa was here when you didn’t talk. That pretty face… Thank god she’s in heaven now, or I wouldn’t dare to visit my son.”
Liszt showed no response and sat down quietly.
Since the old woman disliked him, he would rather not embarrass himself. They wouldn’t meet often, after all.
Lvera smiled. “Liszt, Grandmother came immediately after she learned that you were here. She’s usually praying for the family at this hour.”
Penelope turned away from Liszt and murmured, “I’m not here to see him.”
Her actions were the opposite of her words.
Liszt thought that Mrs. Penelope probably loved her grandson despite her habit of attacking Liszt, who looked like Melisa. However, Liszt did not really care about it. He only wanted to be left alone.
“Your sister told me that Flower Town was more like a shabby village?” asked Mrs. Penelope.
“It’s indeed shabby, but that means there’s more room for development. I already have a plan.”
“That ambitious tone sounds like the Tulips. Do not be as condescending as Melisa. You already look like her. If your temper is like hers, it will kill me like a shadow I cannot get rid of.”
Liszt did not respond.
He did not remember much about his mother who died due to illness when he was very little.
Mrs. Penelope, on the other hand, continued complaining about Melisa. In summary, she believed that the marquis’s daughter despised her and challenged her in every aspect, and she hoped that they did not inherit her flaws.