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ITDO - Chapter 24 - The Star of the World’s Attention!

“Lord Caracolon?”

Sisna saw that the dragon seemed to lapse again into absent-mindedness. She lightly called out, pulling Louie’s mind back.

“I want you to tell me the history of this city as well as the current state of the world in general. Countless years ago I was trapped within an unknown realm in the sea of stars. Had I not felt the summons from the main continent, I would likely still be wandering the endless sea of stars today. I need to brush up on my understanding.”

Louie lowered his voice as much as possible, but he did not forget to add an air of dignity.

It was said that a single lie would cascade into a thousand more as the liar attempted to cover it up, and Louie was a perfect example of this. Since everyone had misunderstood him so far, he might as well roll with it. Even if he acted a little lively, they’d only think he was an eccentric dragon who remained young at heart.

Nevertheless, there were certain emotions he absolutely could not express such as fear and alarm. No matter how dire the situation seemed, he would have to maintain a composed visage.

Even if this was technically his first time in another world, he had still read many novels. If he couldn’t do even that then he’d truly be an idiot.

Transmigrators and reincarnators needed to have a solid grasp on their attitudes. Only idiots would look for trouble in situations that they did not yet understand.

Asides from being recognized as a demigod, Louie had also obtained a fundamental understanding of the cosmology of San Soliel. He knew that countless realms, large and small, existed within the sea of stars. Any entity that accidentally wandered into one of the unknown realms by accident could find themselves stranded until the day they died.

So, there was no problem with his excuse at all. Even the Gods could get lost in the sea of stars. In fact, whenever they wandered the sea of stars they would make sure to properly prepare the return coordinates. If even they could get lost then a ‘demigod’ like Louie losing his way wasn’t strange at all.

Hearing Louie’s words, Sisna’s heart shook as she realized that her and her queen’s guess was correct. This living specimen of an otherwise extinct species had been lost eons ago in the sea of stars. It was only the queen’s divine power that had allowed it to return to the main continent.

In that case, this dragon was extremely lucky. Sisna recalled her queen talking about the ‘Lost History’ on occasion when she was still a young ranger. She figured that this dragon had been asleep during the period, and so had missed the Dragon God’s call. Considering that the call had preceded the biggest disaster that San Soliel ever faced, providence was definitely on the dragon’s side.

Very little was recorded concerning the catastrophe, and only a few words trickled on occasion into the ears of the privileged. That said, anyone who survived the calamity would be sure to remember it. In it, nearly all life in San Soliel was extinguished, and only a tenth of the world’s population was left by its end. Countless Gods perished as deities were cut down like chickens, and none could guarantee their survival in face of the unprecedented disaster.

Bringing her thoughts back to the present, Sisna gave Louie a condensed explanation of the continent’s geopolitics.

Her voice was clear and pleasant to the ears. In addition to her unique beauty, she also had a warrior’s perseverance. Her light voice that was like a nightingale’s song, filled Louie with glee as he heard her speak.

While Sisna was explaining, Louie came to better understand the world of San Soliel.

The main continent was vast and was separated by an endless mountain range in the center. This divided the continent into two halves. The mountain range itself was called the Soliel Mountains, and it was from it that the world of San Soliel derived its name.

With the Soliel Mountains as the central axis, the main power in the west was the human Empire and the Theocracy, while that of the east was the United Kingdoms of humans and beastmen.

The most active races on the continent were the humans and beastmen, and various events had led to them being embroiled in an age-long struggle. Other races such as the elves and the dwarves could only be considered secondary powers. They were not the movers and shakers of the continent, but they possessed enough power to protect themselves.

Other races such as kobolds and goblins were more complex and diverse, but these races only live in mountains, jungles, swamps, and other locations that humans and beastmen could not fully control.

Among these explanations, Louie became most attentive when it came to the Dragon Kingdom in the northeast of the continent. This was a special country that was protected by dragons as part of a pact they had signed. Geographically it was nothing impressive, but its powerful protectors meant that few would dare provoke it.

Louie did not want to see other dragons. His greatest trump card at the moment was his godhood, and this, in turn, gained its power from the dragons’ belief in the Dragon God. Who knew if other dragons could discover that he was a fraud. And given that his means of resistance were limited, then if he used up all of the divine power within his godhood, he’d become a sitting duck for the various true powerhouses in this world.

And now that Louie had claimed Central City - or rather, Dragon City, he knew he had currently taken charge of a very special location.

Though it was not located at the exact center of the main continent, it was a necessary stop that any race would have to make if they wished to travel to the other side. The former name of ‘Central City’ was thus extremely fitting.

‘Oh boy… I guess I made a huge entrance...haha,’

Louie felt a headache coming on as he laughed nervously. Why did he coincidentally set the permanent positioning device here!?

The information that a demigod dragon had swept away Central City from the Holy Kingdom would soon reach the main continent’s major powers. In addition, his territory was located at the heart of their conflict. If there was a phrase he could describe himself with, it would be….

The star of the world’s attention!

Written by 青之月; Green Moon. Translated by OneWithTheWorld. Edited by TheDeadApostle.