he mages of the tower won’t budge from their positions.”

In a cold voice, Adandito spoke on my behalf.

“We can explain everything.
First, let’s verify the authenticity of the ring.
Lady Siara, would you mind?”

He gestured towards the ring with his eyes.
In response to his question, I handed him the ring.

Adandito placed the ring on his large palm and took a deep breath.

A golden divine power rose from his palm like a flame.
The small explosion caused by the residual magical power reacting to the teleportation chamber was a bonus.

The mages skillfully dissipated the aftermath of the explosion and sighed.
Their murmuring voices were audible.

“The ring is genuine.”

“The divine power is substantial.
It can’t be a fake.”

Izaya nodded and spoke again.

“Then how did you use the teleportation chamber?”

Adandito looked at me as if to ask for an honest answer.
Since it seemed pointless to make feeble excuses, I spoke honestly.

“There was a magical surge in the underground of the temple.
I was caught up in the surge.”

As soon as I finished speaking, sighs could be heard from various places.

“It might be a sign that the magical pillar is about to go out of control.”

“We need to investigate further.”

“Why was Hierian’s magic used?”

“He disappeared… What happened?”

Listening to their conversation, I also became puzzled.

“Hierian disappeared?”

He suddenly vanished a week ago.
And during that time, the magical pillar showed signs of going out of control, putting us in a difficult situation.”

So, that’s what this chaos was all about.
I could understand their desperation.

“He valued the Pillar more than his own life, and now he’s gone.”

It was a voice smaller than the fluttering of a butterfly’s wings, but instantly, the atmosphere turned chilly.
The mages looked at me with sharp gazes, as if asking when I had sighed.
One of them asked me with a voice filled with caution.

“Do you know Hierian?”

Oops, without realizing it, I acted too familiar.
I made a mistake because he seemed so familiar.
But there was a way out.

I smiled broadly and replied with an enthusiastic voice.

“Well, he’s a famous figure! I read about him in his autobiography.”

It was all thanks to Hierian’s insistence on reading his autobiography.

‘Read it.’

‘No, why would I!’

‘Won’t you read it?’

‘Of course not.’

‘….So you won’t read it? …I see.
That’s a shame, you shouldn’t regret it.…’

His eerie laughter seemed to warn that something terrible would happen if I didn’t do as he said.
When I accepted the book in an instant, Hierian patted my head and whispered.

‘Read it carefully.
You’ll have a test.’

After that, he did give me a test.
The questions were so difficult that I had to read the book a hundred times to pass the test.

Every time self-doubt crept in, a sinister laugh followed from behind.

Finally, after memorizing the book inside out, I managed to pass the test.
The reward I received was candy.

‘You did well, Siara.’

The unwanted memory made my expression involuntarily grimace.

‘Just thinking about it makes my head ache.’

…Anyway, I should be grateful that I was able to escape this crisis thanks to it.
I recited the memorized content one by one.

“Regarding the Loneliness of Administrators,’ on page 267, it says, ‘The Pillar of Magic is more precious than my own life.'”

With as much respect and awe as possible, I sparkled my eyes, and even the gaze of the mages became calm.

Even Izaya held my hand and sparkled her eyes.

“You are a unique person.
I thought I was the only one who memorized his autobiography.”

I felt a sense of pride hidden in her expression.

A desire to correct the misunderstanding surged up within me, but I barely nodded my head.

“Well… That’s right! How annoying… No, I mean, how great you are, haha.”

“I’m glad to meet someone like me.
Oh, I forgot to introduce myself.
I’m Izaya.
I’m currently acting as the Magisterial Representative, but originally, I’m a mage who assists him.”

“I’m Siara.
I’m currently staying in the temple.”

“The temple, oh, by the way, I still need proof of identity.”

I nodded my head with a troubled expression.
I had never experienced a situation where my identity was unclear, so I didn’t know how to prove it to the world.

‘Even if it’s not in the family registry.’

As I was about to swallow a bitter laugh, Adandito stepped forward.

“You can prove it at the temple.
Please give us some time.”

“Yes, of course.
I apologize on behalf of misunderstanding you, Siara.
I thought you were someone as brilliant as Hierian in the field of transformation magic.”

I knew better than anyone that Hierian was a genius in transformation magic.
He could not only mimic the appearance but also the powers of the subject being transformed.

It was possible because almost all ancient races were under the domination of dragons.

‘Of course, including the fairy race.’

Moreover, this teleportation chamber could only be used by Hierian, so it was reasonable for them to mistake me for him.

‘But more importantly, where did Hierian go?’

I couldn’t understand what the kid who was always stuck in the tower was thinking.
I furrowed my brows, worried, but Izaya took a step back from me and said.

“By the way, you’ve been standing for too long.
As an apology, I would like to offer you accommodation in the tower.
Is that okay?”

Without a chance to refuse, she smiled at me.

“I would like to provide you with a special room, Siara.”

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