Chapter 502 Attraction
The air was filled with the soft melodies of music, laughter, and whispers of secrets.
The interior was adorned with plush furnishings and dim lighting, creating an ambiance of sensuality and allure.
'So this is the noble's way of having fun…' Eustace silently thought as he realized that this place was indeed too fancy for commoners.
It was no wonder why only nobles, or perhaps Arcanists, were allowed to enter this place.
As he made his way further into the club, Eustace couldn't help but be captivated by the sight of the enchanting women, elegantly dressed and exuding a magnetic charm.
Their eyes met his, and their voices carried a seductive invitation that seemed to be meant only for him. Their alluring presence permeated the room, leaving him both intrigued and unsettled.
Caught in the moment, Eustace found himself drawn towards one particular woman who seemed to radiate a captivating aura. Her eyes sparkled with mischief as she beckoned him closer with a seductive smile.
"Come here, young man…"
Her words danced on the edge of his consciousness, tempting him to explore the pleasures that awaited him within the Gold Club's walls.
"So they're the ones selecting their customer?" Eustace muttered as he realized that no other lady was trying to talk to him as soon as this blond woman spoke.
'This is indeed a mind spell… No wonder this business is going well.' Eustace thought as he felt a wave of spells around him. They certainly weren't enough to affect him since the Spell's effect was too subtle. If he wasn't mistaken, they were only weak illusions or charms that increase the attractiveness of the caster.
However, he also realized that even if they didn't use such mind spells, he believed that this business would still go well. After all, the attractive women and the luxurious building would always invite rich people to spend their money in this establishment.
'Since no one else was willing to talk to me, I guess it's fine…'
Though Vale was initially hesitant, the allure of the Gold Club's services and the captivating women who called out to him proved too enticing to resist. Of course, the other reason was to see if they indeed have a connection to the Black Market.
"Well, I'm not in a hurry. Let's see how it goes." Eustace muttered as he approached the woman. In any case, he also needed to communicate with someone.
Then, as he got closer to the attractive lady, he couldn't help but recall that he looked like a teenager right now…
'Ahhh…' Eustace immediately shook his head as the age restriction here should be quite different. If he would make a guess, the average life expectancy here should be around 43 for non-practitioners.
With this in mind, his confidence went up, and he greeted the lady.
With a charming smile, the lady gestured for him to sit beside her.
Then, she spoke with a voice dripping with honeyed seduction. "Well, hello there, handsome. What brings a strong and mysterious Summoner like yourself to our humble abode?" Her eyes sparkled with a cunning glimmer. 𝓁𝑖𝒷𝑟𝘦𝒶𝑑.𝒸𝘰𝘮
Eustace gently smiled as he maintained his composure. He knew that he would be recognized as a Summoner with the Grimoire tied on his belt... If she doesn't get the hint, he would be the one to be surprised.
"I find myself drawn to such beautiful places… And I also heard of your establishment's reputation."
'I also want to experience its forbidden pleasures.' Vale added in his mind, though he wasn't too serious. He was a sensible man and wouldn't seek pleasure from just anyone.
Though there are a few exceptions that he could think of…
The lady's smile widened, her gaze fixated on Eustace's facial expression. "Oh, you must've heard about our service. Then I assume that this young Summoner is seeking forbidden pleasures? I must say, your presence here has caught the attention of many. We have a particular interest in those who possess the arcane arts. Care to share some of your secrets, Summoner?"
"Here?" Eustace asked.
The woman chuckled. "No, in a separate room. Only the two of us…"
Eustace wryly smiled as he decided to play his part cautiously. "What can you offer in return for a glimpse into the depths of my Arcane wisdom?"
The lady leaned in even closer, her voice a seductive whisper. "Oh, my dear Summoner, I can offer you a world of pleasures beyond your wildest dreams..."
"That's an enticing offer... However, instead of that, I need your help with something more specific. I'm Eustace Skye, and I possess a few valuable items. I've heard rumors that you can assist me in gaining access to a secret Auction House."
Eustace said as he extended a small sum of money, a mere 100 zen, to the woman. It was a modest gesture to make her talk.
Upon hearing Eustace's request, the woman sighed in disappointment but still discreetly accepted the money, concealing it within her garments.
"Head to the second floor." She replied, her tone tinged with resignation. "There's a bartender there who can assist you. However, I must warn you that only decently strong Arcanists can access that floor. Even if you fail, you won't receive a refund."
Eustace offered a polite smile and expressed his gratitude. "Thank you…" He said, rising from his seat as he prepared to leave.
The attractive lady sighed softly as she saw him leave.
"Ahem… I'm Hilma... If you require our services here, do not hesitate to call me. I'm confident that I can fulfill your desires." She whispered, her voice laced with temptation.
Eustace nodded in acknowledgment as he made his way towards the staircase leading to the second floor. As he ascended, he could sense a powerful Formation Arts being activated.
Suddenly, he felt a suffocating pressure getting stronger with each step… Based on his estimation, the Formation Art was actually designed to deter those who don't have 20 Spirit Strands or so.
It was indeed quite a decent Formation Art. However, Eustace effortlessly persevered, his calm demeanor undisturbed.
On the first floor, the girls and waiters noticed Vale's composed presence and couldn't help but recognize that he was someone of importance.
"No wonder the guards didn't stop him."
"I believe he gave a false name…"
"I don't know much about Summoners... But they're normally miser who don't give decent tips. He must be a noble."
Whispers spread throughout the room, heightening the anticipation and curiosity surrounding his true identity.