The Mighty Dragons Are Dead - chapter 49
Monkeys could certainly be trained if monsters could be. For knights with combat aura, beasts were no different from kittens and puppies.
However, there were only five people with combat aura in Flower Town: Liszt, Marcus, Goltai, Isaiah, and Blair.
They all had their responsibilities and couldn’t work as animal tamers.
It seems that I need to select a few healthy young men from the town and teach them to be my squires.
Liszt could even build an order of knights if he could afford it.
However, due to the limitation of gold, he could only build a squad of knights at best. In his plan, the purpose of the squad was to eliminate the monsters on Thorn Hill and make Thorn Hill his territory.
When the food from Oysterton and the taxes of the castle are steady, I’ll start to train them.
Carl Hammer and the other squires were incapable of combat aura and did not have any potential. He had to teach younger, talented people and make them real knights.
While he was considering his future plans in the shade, Goltai was already wiping sweat with his handkerchief. “Liszt, everything goes well in our inspection. Should we go back?”
Liszt also felt hot.
It was not the best weather for an outdoor trip. He nodded and said, “All right, let’s go back.” As the lord of a land, it was unnecessary for him to show that he was diligent or down-to-earth.
Bloodline and combat aura were the foundation of nobles.
On their way back, Liszt inspected the roads within the villages. It was difficult and inefficient to move sand with buckets and basins, but the roads were taking shape anyway.
When they passed Flower Farm, a stink found its way to Liszt’s nose. It was so disgusting that he almost threw up.
His horse was also sniffing as if it couldn’t stand the smell.
“Ah, what’s this smell?”
“Who caused this?”
The squires covered their noses and gagged.
“Is anybody cleaning their septic tank?” Liszt remembered the smell when feces were removed from toilets, but the stench right now was even more intense. He soon realized it. There are no toilets or septic tanks in Flower Town. The dry feces shouldn’t smell so bad.
Holding his breath, he said to his squires, “Carl, go and find the source of the smell.”
Very soon, Carl returned with a grass. “My lord, I’ve found the cause.”
He raised the grass in his hand high. “It’s this grass. Some naughty kids plucked those grasses, and they stank after they were broken.”
As he talked, an even stronger smell entered Liszt’s nose from the grass in Carl’s hand.
Liszt’s eyes glittered despite the stench. “There are a lot of such grasses?”
“Good! Well done, Carl! Inform Goltai to protect these grasses. Nobody is allowed to approach or harm the grasses!”
The squire was puzzled, but he carried out his order.
Liszt felt great after giving the order.
Thomas couldn’t help but ask, “My lord, why are you happy about the stinky grasses?”
“You have no idea how important they are.”
He returned to the castle. He took a shower and checked the misty words for updates. He thought that the mission wouldn’t be accomplished until all the fishermen had new equipment, but smoking grass, the mission reward, had been given to him. It meant that the mission was over.
As he expected, the Ophidian words were updated. Mission accomplished. Reward: a cluster of smoking grass.
A moment later, the words were changed. Mission: Seeds have been sown in the newly-reclaimed millet land, and the millet insect is desperate to breathe fresh air. It’s a brave little guy. Please settle the wormgrass of the millet insect. Reward: a forgotten combat aura technique.
A forgotten combat aura technique? Not a book, but a technique. Is it an ultimate skill? Liszt speculated.
Combat aura techniques were powerful moves that represented the ultimate usage of combat aura.
However, because they were obscure and difficult to learn, it was hard for small nobles to pass them on.
The Tulips did not have any family techniques, nor did the Taros of Red Crab Island.
Only noble families with long histories could have some ultimate techniques.
Liszt was quite satisfied. Not bad, although I’m not fond of fighting, a secret technique can significantly increase my combat ability and reduce possible danger.
However, it remains to be seen what technique it will be.
Up until so far, the misty missions hadn’t been too difficult. They were basically the daily tasks that Liszt was supposed to do. Reclaiming the millet land was exactly to settle down the millet insect. Liszt would do it with or without the mission.
Then, he considered something else. Is this mission also part of the quest regarding the invisible dragon?
Three days later, the fishermen of Oysterton were already able to harvest seafood in bulk during low tide.
Some of the seafood replaced bread on the civilians’ tables, reducing the need for food in the town.
However, there was no place to store the rest of the seafood.
“Liszt, we have to figure out a way. There’s too much seafood on the east coast. It may go bad at any moment.” Goltai went to Liszt worriedly.
Liszt was lost for words. “If it can’t be eaten, try to dry the seafood and preserve it… It’s not the best season for drying right now, so we can catch less seafood. It’s not going anywhere in the ocean.”
Without refrigerators and enough salt for preservation, drying was the best method of storage.
The weather was too hot right now, so they might as well catch less seafood in case of overfishing.
Then, Liszt expressed his dissatisfaction. “Mr. Goltai, I’m the lord, and you are an official. I need you to manage Flower Town for me, not to come to me every time you’re in trouble. Do you understand?”
Goltai managed a smile. “Of course I do. Liszt, trust me. I won’t make the same mistake.”