Chapter 1 - Part 1
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In the novel, even after the Mad Dragon’s death, the temple became more deeply involved with the five kingdoms.
Her conclusion; ‘I am an alchemist. So what?’
In every empire, the high-ranked nobles secretly hire alchemists. Wherever people live, there are bound to be people who fall for false promises.
She remembered the Duke mentioning alchemy as well. He said he had met a number of alchemists who claimed they could heal his wife.
She understood Carius’ objective in intimidating her, but Lelia had no intention of being cowed.
While Carius was stunned to see Lelia’s brazen attitude, he was caught up in a strange thought.
‘Surely… Is she really my sister’s daughter?’
Elizabeth was a sorcerer who was strangely interested in alchemy. Carius was very disquieted with that fact and always worried that his precious sister might be arrested by the temple for dabbling with alchemy.
‘No, she can’t be…’
To be honest, he was here in this room to warn the child.
She was pretty good at deceiving his father, but he would never be fooled. But when he unexpectedly found something in common with his sister, he was speechless.
“Also don’t call me an imposter. I am not an imposter.”
“It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe me, Grandfather believes me.”
Carius became even more speechless at Lelia’s blunt way of speaking.
In the end, he was unable to salvage anything and left the room with an unsteady gait.
Carius narrowed his eyes and stared at the closed door. He was kind of upset.
A while after Carius left.
Sweet-looking maids came to Lelia’s room. The highest-ranked among them introduced herself as Becky.
Becky explained that if she needed anything, to ring the bell on the table or pull the rope next to the bed.
She brought some very sweet snacks. Lelia was so happy that she almost cried.
The maids smiled at how cute Lelia was and left the room.
Lelia started eating snacks excitedly. She could taste the flavor of the sweet butter. The snacks reminded her of the desserts she had at the temple.
[Editor: I was surprised to find out there is such a thing as sweet butter. O_o]
[I want to see them…]
Her reminiscing made her miss her friends.
Lelia nibbled at the cookies while thinking of her most precious treasures; the fountain pen and the letters still in her bag.
[Where should I hide them?]
She wanted to hide them in a very safe and secure place as they were her most cherished things.
“Mother made secret spaces in the cabin, she might have some here.”
[T/N: Here, ‘her’ refers to Elizabeth. Back in the cabin/hut, she had made several secret spaces.]
Lelia ate the cookies thinking that she should check for them slowly.
[By the way…]
Lelia agonized as she gulped down the drink the maids brought with the delicious cookies.
She’d noticed that her memories of the original work have been blurring little by little. Before she forgets everything, Lelia decides to write down the important things she needed to remember. She grabbed some paper and a pen from her study, which lies beyond the arched wall, next to her living room.
[T/N: Apparently, her room is quite big and had a study connected to the living room, separated by an arch wall.]
With a serious face, she began to write down important things right away.
First thing, the reason why the Superion family imploded.
[Of course, it wasn’t completely ruined.]
The Superion family was a great aristocratic family, who had existed since the founding of the empire. It was not a family that could be destroyed so easily.
Based on the novel, after Julianna became an adult, misfortunes began to strike the Superion family. In the novel, there was a scene where Cedric and Damien were seriously worried about this.
[So Julianna comforted them…]
In conclusion, the Superion family head changed. The next generation was not one of her uncles, but one of her cousins.
[I think it was the younger son of Xenon Superion who took over the family…]
There was a reason why her grandfather’s children could not succeed.
The Duke’s eldest son, Xenon, dies on the battlefield.
[T/N: NO! T_T]
[It was a battle that took place after the dragon died.]
In the original story peace came to the continent after the dragon’s death, but it did not last long. People appeared who began to worship the dragon like a god.
The second son, Carius, participated in the battle with the dragon and returned safely. A day later, he mysteriously disappeared.
[In the novel, Cedric and Damien were sad that they could not even find the body of their missing uncle Carius.]
The third child, Atias, was a strong candidate to be the next head of the Superion. However, it was revealed that she had made a huge amount of money on the sly.
[It became known that she’d used that money in a gambling house.]
For that reason, there was enormous opposition from the council of elders. In the end, she was not able to become the head of the Superion family. When the Duke, or Duchess, is unable to lead the family in times of emergency, it is the council that has the greatest power.
The elders were able to decide the affairs of the family through a fair vote. So they chose Xenon’s son as the next head of the Superion family, and the reason was obvious after that.
[The elders began to shape the kid to their taste, in the name of protecting the damaged family.]
In the novel, Cedric and Damien were deeply saddened by the death of their grandfather.
This is what Lelia knew.
Lelia thought her grandmother was dead because she wasn’t mentioned in the story…
[I don’t know why Grandfather died.]
One thing for sure is that it was an unexpected death.
Lelia bit her lips hard.
[T/N: Looks like both her maternal grandparents died in the story… T_T]
After seeing her grandfather and grandmother in person, she felt the need to protect them. She also wanted to cure her grandmother’s illness. If it’s a drug made from the ‘Alchemy Lottery’, it will definitely work.
‘I should protect you two instead…’
Her immediate goal was to grow up safely until she became an adult.
[ I have to complete as many recipes from the Alchemy Lottery as possible until I reach adulthood.]
It is especially important to collect materials that can cure Grandmother’s Alzheimer’s.
[Editor: It was decided that the Duchess’ symptoms were closer to Alzheimer’s than Dementia. Sorry for the confusion. m(_ _)m]
Lelia moved her pen again.
[After I become an adult, I will achieve two goals.]
First, find the original male protagonist and his half of the watch. Complete the sacred watch by joining the two halves of it. Break the Golden Words spell, and visit her friends.
[At the time of joining the sacred watch…]
Lelia squinted her eyes.
The original male lead, Ruth, was a commoner.
[T/N: Who is Ruth? Please let me know if it is really Ruth. I have never come across this character in this novel. Your help will be much appreciated!]
[Editor: I think this is the first time his name is mentioned.]
When Julianna was young, she ran away from her drunk father and wandered around on the streets. At that time, it was Ruth who rescued Julianna. She was almost captured by a group of men who kidnapped children and sold them as slaves.
Since that day, Ruth has been adopted into a noble family, and Julianna became a princess.
[T/N: This gives a glimpse of Julianna’s life before she became the Imperial Princess.]