Chapter 14: There’s a lot of things in this world you don’t need to know.
Species: Accurate Crow
A King-class monster that lives in the Eld Desert.
The average size of an adult is roughly 10 melds.
Has an outstanding wingspan of over 40 melds.
The strength varies with the individual, but most of them are King-class.
Its main attacks are claws and beak, flame comparable to dragon breath and wings that can generate razor-sharp wind.
The most massive Accurate Crow is beyond the King-class, a super calamity-class.
Apart from the black body, it’s known for its way of breeding.
This bird feeds its own chicks with its own eggs.
Furthermore, surprisingly, it has a unique characteristic that is……
My head is in throbbing pain.
Some weird information suddenly flowed into my head.
What on earth just happened?
This is…. Maybe this is the knowledge of this world.
Then, does that mean what flowed into my head after I ate the lithograph just now is everything written on it?
There’s no way that can be true.
To confirm it, I ate another lithograph, next to the previous one, that has a picture of a flying dragon.
Species: White Wyvern
It lives in the Eld Plain…..
Again, large amounts of information flowed into my head.
There’s no doubt about it.
By eating the lithograph, it’s possible to obtain the knowledge written on it.
I don’t know how it works, but it seems to be like that.
Well, I’m a dragon. That might be the case, I guess.
Besides, in the first place, knowledge from my previous life is meaningless here.
And that’s why I much appreciate it.
I hardly know anything about this world.
I didn’t expect to get it like this.
I can’t rely on that thing.
She’s an ant.
Since I’ve done it before, should I eat every single of lithograph here?
It makes me hungry just thinking about it.
Even without the knowledge, this stone is still an exquisite food.
Maybe there’s more information about the monster living in this area.
Not only there are several similar stone board, but there’s also quite a lot of character-only lithograph.
I want to know more about monsters, but the thing I want to know the most is human history, culture, and activities.
Is there still human in this world? It’s a question that I’ve been asking myself for a long time. But since the ruin still remains, that means there are people or other race living close to it.
It’s not like I’ll lose anything knowing it.
Alright! Let’s stop our story there.
There are stone board, earthenware with letters on it and mural here.
Let’s eat everything.
This way, I should be able to understand more about this world.
I’m worried that the information from the ruin is no longer valid, but at least it’s better than nothing.
Now then, let’s eat!
Huh? Historical perspectives?
Hahaha, what are you saying?
I’m a dragon, aren’t I?
Then, I continue eating the stone board for quite a while.
It tastes good and isn’t heavy on my stomach at all.
Maybe it’s because of the growth period.
I can eat as much as I want.
I keep eating dozens of illustrated lithographs.
And got some information of monsters out of it.
I think I’ll stay like this for a while.
Monsters in this world are divided into classes. The rank seems to be decided according to their strength and level of danger.
There appear to be 8 ranks altogether, starting from the bottom, lower-class・intermediate-class・advanced-class・General-class・King-class・Disaster-class・Calamity-class・Evil God-class.
So, the one I saw before, the Accurate Crow and White Wyvern are both classified as King-class.
To be rank as king, no wonder they are powerful.
I almost got myself killed.
And the Accurate Crow chicks.
Breaking the eggs…. What kind of method is that?
Unknowingly, I stole their food.
Of course, their parent will be mad.
From now on, let’s try to stay away from it.
Well, it’s not like I will leave this place.
By the way, Ann, which is a Killer Ant, is even lower than that lower-class.
I wonder how will this lithograph taste like?
Bite. Munch Munch. Gulp.
Uoh, here it comes, here it comes.
It’s still impossible to get used to this muddy stream of knowledge.
Now, let’s see…
Disaster level species.
Oh, it’s my species.
In this world, I’m what they called an earth dragon.
The dragon of earth. Well, something like that.
Ann seems to be calling me so too.
Disaster level species.
“There are various types of dragon, among them, the earth dragon is the rarest of Dragon King. There are only four kinds of dragons to be categorized as this species.”
He~e, aren’t I amazing.
“The earth dragon boasts of being the largest species with excellent defense and physical attack power. However, this is the strength of an adult.
Theoretically, its trait, ‘Gluttony’, allows it to eat anything.
It gets bigger and stronger, the more it eats.
Each individual has different preferences, but generally, they prefer to eat mineral, rock, and so forth.”
I see. This ‘Gluttony’ seems to be a skill that analyses the power and ability of the things I ate and turning them into my own.
In other words, the reason why I can get knowledge by eating the stone board is due to the ‘Gluttony’ trait.
Hahaha, ain’t I amazing!
It’s fine to be this awesome, right?
I was in a good mood, so I continue reading the explanation.
“Slowly over time, an earth dragon takes about a hundred years or so to reach adulthood.”
…….That’s quite long.
But that means my lifespan is long too.
Sounds good, let’s live as good-for-nothing for a very long time then. Huhu.
“Individuals that become full-grown because of their height are rare. Most of them are hunted even before they can become an adult.”
“Raw materials from earth dragon are all known as the highest grade materials. Not only the skin and scales, bone, blood, and all parts, including the internal organs, are also top-class materials.
That is why earth dragons are excessively hunted before it reached adulthoods. Moreover, in some countries, even the fully grown are killed one after another by skillful adventurers.”
“There are no signs of surviving dragons at the present site. All are believed to be extinct.
By any chance, if there’s still remnants of earth dragon that survived, there’s likely to be subjugation orders to capture it immediately for just being rare.
Next, weapons that required raw materials from earth dragon. Concerning the quality of the equipment……….”
So, for the time being, I gently closed the drawer of knowledge.
……….Un that is scary.
As I know more and more about the outside, I don’t think I can leave anymore….