Alisa and her comrades, having defeated the Gold Drake, landed at the Air Castle.
This is what the Ice Man on Dezolis meant when they said the castle was “far above the hills.”
The Air Castle was a pristine, white-walled flying fortress, constructed atop a massive floating island of bedrock which was suspended in the air. The castle was so beautiful, and so eerily silent, that it made all their previous battles seem like an illusion.
As Alisa walked inside the castle, she wondered, “Could La Shiec really be here…?”
“Of course, I’m right here,” said a man who was standing in the banquet hall.
“Welcome to the Air Castle. I am La Shiec,” said the man with a low voice.