A Frontline Soldier Awakened as a Gamer In The War! - FSAGW Chapter 75 (Part 2)
The mansions of the nobles were the kind of houses he had dreamed of when he was a child. With more than dozens of rooms, reaching up to five stories, and a yard so spacious that it would suffice for playing with other kids – it was a house of his imagination.
Even if the actual mansion might differ from his imagination, seeing it once seemed like a good idea. However…
“…I’m a commoner?”
There are only three ways for a commoner to enter a noble’s mansion.
As a servant working in the mansion, a knight of commoner origin, or an administrative officer of commoner origin. But Kaiyan doesn’t belong to any of these categories. He has no intention of becoming a knight under Barvan either.
“What does that matter? I’m the heir of the Carsia family.”
“Still… Can it work?”
“What foolish thoughts. It’s okay for you to speak to me casually about matters involving my life, But it’s not okay for me to speak like that?”
Barvan’s comment left Kaiyan dazed.
From the moment he started using the player system, he thought he had escaped the constraints of status. But he hadn’t. More accurately, he realized that he was deeply oppressed by the status system deeply ingrained in the Eunasia continent.
A noble’s thoughts are like this. In a way, speaking to Barvan so casually might have been his way of expressing his frustration with this oppression.
“I see… Alright, I’ll go with you, Barvan. I’ve always wanted to see what a noble’s mansion is like.”
“Fine. But… there’s something I want to ask.”
“You wouldn’t… speak to me informally even after we return to the family, would you? It’s not like I have any complaints about you saving my life, but the family members won’t view you favorably. And there’s also the matter of my reputation…”
“Please tell me you won’t.”
Of course, Kaiyan had no such intention. Even though he might be strong, there’s no reason for him to challenge the status of noble families.
The reason for his silence was Baran’s unexpected behavior, which was quite different from his initial cold demeanor.
As they looked at each other in silence for a moment, a white cat entered the room and sat down at Kaiyan’s feet.
“Hmm? Isn’t this the cat you used to carry around, Kaiyan? It looks lively.”
[What is that clumsy fellow saying?]
“By the way… what on earth is that bag? A cat carrying a bag… Quite the adorable cat.”
As Barvan bent down to pet Reika, she dodged his hand with her hind leg and jumped up, batting at his hand with her front paw.
“…Even though her temperament doesn’t seem like it.”
“Leave my cat alone. Anyway, are we moving now?”
“The sooner we take care of this, the better. Let’s head out of the temple now.”
With Reika held in both hands, Kaiyan followed Barvan and Ecrin out of the temple. The first things he noticed outside were the luxurious carriage that had been brought or perhaps even transported here, and the five knights standing with somewhat neutral expressions.
After a glance at them, he joined Barvan in the carriage. Once the knights got onto the carriage’s seats and the horses that were brought, the carriage began to move.
“Barvan, by the way, where exactly is the Carsia family’s estate?”
Now that he thinks about it, he doesn’t know their destination. He only knows that they’re heading for the Carsia family’s main residence.
“Of course, it’s the Carsia Estate.”
“No… Where is that estate located?”
“You can’t possibly be unfamiliar with the Carsia family, right?” Barvan asked with his eyes wide open as if he was taken aback by a huge shock.
“How would I know that? I only knew about the Cheniavin family being that big because of you .”
Asking him if he knows about the Carsia family is quite amusing in itself.
“Ha… How can someone who wields a sword not know about our Carsia family? It’s so absurd it leaves me speechless.”
Barvan brought his hand to his head and closed his eyes, and Ecrin, who was watching this, burst into laughter.
“Kukuku, the Carsia family is one of the largest in Menislan. It’s natural for sir to be surprised.”
“Largest? So… it’s as vast as the Cheniavin family?”
Until now, Kaiyan had dealings with nobles from just two families, both of which are families that can be counted on one hand. He’s not sure if he should consider himself unlucky or lucky.
‘I could take more advantage of Barvan.’
The only good thing is that he could demand a larger reward from Barvan. If it’s comparable to the Cheniavin family money will likely flow freely.
Barvan lowered his hand from his face and looked at Kaiyan, then opened his mouth.
“… Our Carsia family is a noble family that has produced Aura Masters.”
“Aura Masters? Are you talking about those who work as Guardians?”
Kaiyan was quite, no, very surprised. Aura Masters, you say.
He’s not sure if he should call this a family that fits within the scope of one kingdom’s largest families.
“Yes, but how can a sword wielder not know about our family? It’s embarrassing.”
“Well… Rather than that, just in case… Can I meet an Aura Master if I go to the family?”
When he asked Barvan with curiosity and anticipation, Barvan’s expression darkened, and he shook his head.
“Is that so… Well, an Aura Master would probably be quite busy…?”
“No, it’s not just that. His current status is uncertain, whether he’s even alive.”
“What are you talking about?”
“He used to be a knight serving my father. But one day, he left a letter saying he had something to find in a monster territory and went there. And he’s been missing for several decades now.”
In short, he’s missing. Hearing Barvan’s words, Kaiyan was left with one question.
“Are you saying that he was already an Aura Master before he entered the territory?”
Shouldn’t an Aura Master be able to escape even if things didn’t go well in the monster habitats?
In the past, when Kaiyan gained power equivalent to or slightly below an Aura Master, he thought it was possible since it was a place where all kinds of large monsters roamed. However, after gaining power that was slightly below an Aura Master but still stronger than most monsters there, he realized how absurd those words were.
As evidence, although he couldn’t defeat Aura Masters, he couldn’t survive for fifty days in the monster territory. Of course, he didn’t venture too deeply into the center.
‘Telling me it’s dangerous for an Aura Master… Even if there are several strong-named monsters and large monsters, it would be the end. Unless he’s a complete idiot, he wouldn’t be unable to escape.’
Even if he can’t defeat large monsters, running away is a different story. When it comes to monsters, they’re difficult to deal with due to their crazy power and unique skills, but they’re not particularly fast.
“Is it really true that he’s missing?”
“Phew… The Carsia family sent search parties to the territory several times, but they couldn’t find any trace of him. In the end, we suffered great damage and had no choice but to escape.”
“I see… What’s his name?”
“Hoslian de Parhan. He was a knight who received the title of Viscount from my father and was a noble.”