A Frontline Soldier Awakened as a Gamer In The War! - FSAGW Chapter 76 (Part 2)
“Kaiyan, look at those beautiful buildings. Carsia Castle may not be as large as the capital, but it has its own unique beauty that doesn’t pale in comparison to other major domains. If you ever visit Menislan, you must visit here at least once.”
“Yeah, I agree with that.”
Carsia Castle had a charm different from Blatan.
While Blatan seemed somewhat disordered, with buildings scattered in a seemingly random fashion, Carsia intentionally grouped buildings of similar heights and sizes together from the very beginning.
‘The organized layout is pleasing.’
[Kaiyan, how about exploring the city? I think there’s a lot more interesting stuff here than in Blatan!]
Kaiyan nodded as he gently patted Rieka’s head, and she clapped her front paws together in delight.
As they continued to observe the city through the window for dozens of minutes, the carriage gradually came to a halt.
“Open the gate!”
From outside, a person named Hoil shouted loudly, and at the same time, a gate, smaller than the outer gate but still much larger than the carriage, began to open slowly.
‘This is where real nobles live.’
The inner court itself was like a noble’s mansion.
As they watched the gate opening, Kaiyan felt his heart racing with anticipation. He wondered if he had entered the inner court or a plain. When the gate fully opened, the carriage, which had been standing still, started moving toward the inner court.
A while later, after passing through the massive gate, the first thing they saw through the window was…
“Wow… Is this the inner court?”
A vast garden that made the word “expansive” come to mind.
For a moment, he thought they hadn’t entered the inner court but had instead entered a plain. With his mouth agape, he admired the sight. Barvan, who was next to him, shrugged his shoulders and spoke.
“It would be troublesome if you’re this surprised just by this. There are more amazing things inside.”
“You… You really live in a nice place.”
Was this the difference in social status?
As Kaiyan looked at Barvan, he recalled a memory from the past. During the Monster Wave, when he had followed the orders of Tarien and visited the subordinate’s barracks, he had asked if that was really a barracks.
‘Back then, I thought it was unbelievable…’
Seeing the size of the inner court now, he could understand why the subordinate had laughed at the time. Knowing that Tarien owned such a large mansion and that the subordinate had only pointed out a two-story barracks.
Thump, thump, thump.
“Alright, we’ve arrived.”
Finally, after the carriage had been moving for about five minutes inside the inner court, a grand mansion came into view.
[“Wow! It’s a massive building!”]
A mansion so beautiful that Kaiyan’s mouth involuntarily dropped open.
Kaiyan wondered if the mansions he had imagined as a child looked like this.
How much gold would it take to build such a building? If Kaiyan had the money, he’d want to build and live in a house like this at least once.
‘A huge mansion with a vast garden… and even a fountain? Ah…’
“Hehe, you seem quite surprised.”
“…Barvan, do all nobles live in mansions like this?”
“Ridiculous! The Carsia family is noble enough to own a mansion like this! It’s not a mansion anyone can possess.”
Kaiyan wanted to argue and ask him to stop bragging, but he couldn’t help it when he saw the mansion.
Kaiyan had faced the momentum of monsters before, but this was the first time he was experiencing the grandeur of a mansion.
“Lord Barvan, we’ve arrived!”
A man named Hoil said, knocking on the carriage door.
“Alright. Let’s get out now. Kaiyan, don’t forget to behave as I told you.”
Barvan left this message and went ahead, followed by Ecrin.
[Kaiyan, let’s go too.]
With Rieka in Kaiyan’s arms, he also got out of the carriage.
As Kaiyan walked alongside Barvan after getting out of the carriage, he felt someone’s gaze on him.
When Kaiyan turned his head in the direction of the gaze, a man named Hoil was staring at him, almost glaring.
[Kaiyan, I don’t like the look in that person’s eyes!]
‘Neither do I.’
This was their first meeting, and Kaiyan wondered why he was looking at him so fiercely.
As doubts formed in Kaiyan’s mind, he approached Kaiyan.
“Excuse me, but… are you a noble?”
“Yes? No, I’m not.”
“Then who are you to dare walk alongside Lord Barvan?”
Kaiyan thought he just needed to be careful with his actions, but he was making a mistake without realizing it. He, a commoner, was walking alongside a noble as if they were equals.
When Kaiyan turned his head to look at Barvan, he was scratching the back of his head with an embarrassed expression.
“Sigh… I’m sorry. I was so distracted by the beauty of the mansion.”
“Well, since you seem to be Lord Barvan’s guest, I’ll let it slide this time. Be more careful in the future.”
Seemed like a tough guy.
Silently cursing Hoil and Barvan in his mind, Kaiyan stepped back and stood next to Ecrin.
Ecrin, finding Kaiyan’s situation amusing, patted his shoulder and spoke.
“Understand this. Hoil is naturally a very stubborn person. And… don’t you and Lord Barvan have a certain relationship?”
Indeed, the reason Ecrin understood and tolerated Kaiyan’s behavior was that Kaiyan had saved Barvan’s life. From the perspective of someone who didn’t know this fact, Kaiyan’s actions might seem audacious.
Daring to walk alongside a noble’s son as if he were his equal.
“Hoil, please don’t be rude to Kaiyan. He’s important to me.”
Barvan seemed to have noticed that Hoil was paying attention, so he said a word to him as they entered the mansion. Of course, Hoil didn’t seem satisfied with that.
In fact, Kaiyan wasn’t paying much attention to Hoil or Barvan. He was more curious about what the interior of this magnificent mansion would look like.
‘Now, show me what it looks like.’
For the first time in his life, Kaiyan had set foot in a noble’s mansion.