The Mighty Dragons Are Dead - chapter 54
Old Flower collapsed in a pool of blood.
Holding the Red Blood Sword, Liszt summoned his remaining combat aura and activated Eye of Magic Power.
A gray invisible dragon made of magic was biting the old cow. It had already finished Old Black and was enjoying Old Flower. It raised its head warily now and then while it ate.
It looked no different from the illustration of dragons that Liszt saw in the books.
It had four limbs, but the wings were not folded when it walked on the ground. Its wings had an arm-like structure that resembled bat wings.
Because of the arm structure, the wings could not be closed as those of a bird, but could be folded.
There was one more finger at the center of the palm. It looked like a hook or a sickle.
The invisible dragon was cutting the cow with the hook and grabbing the broken meat with its tiny forearms.
The dragon’s tail was much longer than that of normal dragons. There was a whole row of horns on its head. It was said that dragon horn was a symbol of power.
However, according to Liszt’s observation with Eye of Magic Power, the magic power of the invisible dragon was not focused on the horns or the heart, but the teeth.
The magic power of every dragon tooth was very clear. He counted 42 of them. Other than the four enormous tusks, the rest of the teeth were also quite pointy.
It’s said that the soul of a dragon is hidden in the teeth. Subtract the soul, build a weapon with the teeth, and pour the soul back in—that’s the way to craft the best weapon. Liszt was tempted to butcher the invisible dragon right now and pluck all of its teeth.
Of course, he did nothing more than think of it.
“Eat and leave.” Liszt turned off Eye of Magic Power and observed the Cow Farm.
The invisible dragon did not eat fast, allowing him to recover his combat aura and check the new mission that he didn’t have time to read earlier.
Mission: The invisible dragon has appeared in Flower Town. Prepare its favorite smoking grass and cow meat and wait for the dragon to leave. That’s the only thing you can do. Please avoid the invasion of the invisible dragon. Reward: gift of the invisible dragon.
I’ve done what I should. This is an easy task. He focused his eyes on “gift of the invisible dragon.” What gift can it be?
He had a few guesses.
Liszt spent the rest of the time observing the invisible dragon in silence, with both Eye of Magic Power and his naked eye.
After about half an hour, the fire died out, and the two cows were nothing but bones.
Seeing that the clovers were moving, Liszt hurried to activate Eye of Magic Power with the combat aura that he just recovered.
The invisible dragon had already soared and flown to the east of Flower Town, further and further away until Liszt’s Eye of Magic Power collapsed.
“It’s gone…” Liszt had complicated feelings.
There was relief, disappointment, expectation, and a sense of achievement.
I should wait for a while longer in case the invisible dragon comes back.
Hiding in the fortress for another half an hour, he activated Eye of Magic Power again to ensure that the invisible dragon had left.
So, he pushed the cover on the top of the fortress aside and walked out.
He stretched his arms against the sunlight. This is the end of my first encounter with a dragon.
He had no idea what kind of dragon the invisible dragon was yet, but all dragons were incredible, particularly one that could not be seen.
He returned to the thorns and checked the wormgrass. It was growing well. Unfastening Fire Dragon’s rein, he suddenly discovered that Fire Dragon was covered in urine and feces. It must’ve been daunted by the invisible dragon just now.
Thankfully, the horse’s back was still clean.
He rode Fire Dragon to the Cow Farm, but the horse wouldn’t get close to the tower no matter how Liszt whipped it.
“You’re scared of the smell of a dragon?” Having no other choice, Liszt could only finish the rest of the trip on foot.
He couldn’t smell the scent left by the invisible dragon, because the odor of the smoking grass hadn’t faded yet.
The eight cows in the farm had run loose. He hoped that they didn’t run to Thorn Hill, where the monsters would feed on them.
In the debris of the tower, Liszt scoured every corner and even dug at the ground with a hoe, partly for the gift of the invisible dragon and partly to destroy all traces of the invisible dragon.
He had to be careful in case others were greedy.
“Got it!” A moment later, Liszt found what he was looking for below a bone—a transparent gem.
It was only the size of a fingernail and much smaller than the ruby he had. Also, it did not have glamorous colors. Clear and irregular, it reflected the sunlight like broken glitter.
Somehow, Liszt was reminded of an advertisement line.
A diamond is forever.
It was indeed the best material to make a ring, but it remained to be seen if it was related to storage. Instead of confirming it immediately, he searched for a second gem. However, he failed to find another one after digging at all the dragon footprints.
He searched with Eye of Magic Power again, to no avail.
It seems that this gem is the only gift. Liszt wiped away his sweat. His leather armor had turned dirty, but he was wearing a brilliant smile. In any case, the chapter of the invisible dragon has come to an end. Flower Town is safe now.
He sought shade in a farmer’s cottage and checked the new mission.
Mission accomplished. Reward: gem of the invisible dragon.
Mission: The potatoes of John Stretchers, a potato farmer in Potaton, taste better and grow faster than those of his peers. As the lord of the place, you have to figure out the reason. Reward: an elvish insect.