🔰 Chapter 10 - Warrior and Slave Walk the Dungeon

We arrived at the tenth floor.

By then, Kaede had reached level 100.

"Gyaugyau!"

Ten goblins on top of some wolves were blocking the way.

Kaede danced with her iron fans.

"Blizzard Blossom!"

Pishhh, the passage is covered with ice.

"Wind Slash!"

A strong gust of wind ran horizontally, splitting the goblin's body in half.

That was very good, and raw.

Not even Sain and his team could do something like this.

"You've been using your magic for a while now, are you sure you can keep going?"

"Yes. Thanks to all my leveling up, I have much more magic now than I did before.”

"Okay, but take it easy. If you get tired, let me know.”

Suddenly, multiple steps could be heard coming from down the hall.

Another 20 goblins had just appeared.

Perhaps this is the area where they live.

Since we reached the tenth floor, many wolf-mounted goblins have appeared.

Kaede felt that they were beginning to be too much trouble, so she unleashed a more powerful spell.

"Air Bullet!"

Countless bullets of compressed air pierce the goblins.

They collapsed, looking like swiss cheese.

Such terrifying magic.

I feel sorry for the goblins who received it.

Kaede passed through the tenth level with some energy left over.


We arrived at the twentieth floor.

Kaede's level is now 150.

It seems that the level rise has slowed down.

Maybe it's just my imagination.

It took us a day to get here.

Normally it would take us three days, but surprisingly, everything happened very quickly.

Besides, both Kaede and I have extraordinary physical strength, so we came here without taking any kind of rest.

However, as expected, after more than twenty-four hours, she began to feel a lot of mental fatigue.

I suggested that we take a break and eat here quietly.

"Here you go. That's for you."

"Thank you very much."

I held the bowl out and Kaede took it.

Normally, the slave would prepare the food, but unfortunately, she can't cook well.

So I took on that role, as I'm used to doing.

Well, I had a lot of fun, so there's nothing to worry about.

"Delicious! The soup you make, Master, is magnificent!"

"Is it? Well, I have often been praised for my cooking skills."

Her white tail wagged strongly.

I wonder if that thing is linked to her emotions.

I often see it move when she is happy.

I will ask if I can touch it next time.

Oh right, I need to ask her something first.

"Hey, is there such a thing as a trick for doing magic?"

"The base is the important thing... If you know the spell, you can cast it under all sorts of conditions, but if you don't, it's hard to do."

"So if you imagine a flame, will it come out of the palm of your hand?

"Actually, it would be better to try wind or earth-type spells first..."

Bashuun

A bright red flash appeared from my right hand and went through the ceiling.

"Eh?"

A red circle has formed that was heating the ceiling.

A fiery sound was heard, and the molten stone dripped onto the floor.

If you look closely through the hole in the ceiling, you can see a dim but starry sky.

In other words, the flash of fire I released just passed through 19 floors.

“…………”

Neither of us bothered to open our mouths, so we resumed our meal in silence.

It is better to forget what just happened.

I didn't do anything.

And neither of us saw what happened.

I'd better follow Kaede's advice, and practice with the wind and the earth. That would be best.


Finally, we arrived at the twenty-ninth floor.

Kaede's level was now 200.

No longer a surprise.

In fact, I was so excited that I wondered why I was so desperate for a two-digit number.

The enemies that appeared on the twenty-ninth floor were all opponents that even my previous group had not seen.

Cursed skeletons.

Warrior Orcs.

Ghosts.

Minotaurs.

They were all frozen or cut into pieces before Kaede.

In fact, the difference in levels was so big, even the monsters could tell.

Just by seeing her, they start running.

Then we found the stairs to the thirtieth floor, and headed down.

"This is the thirtieth floor... Still no sign of the enemy."

"You are right, it is unusually quiet."

The thirtieth floor was too quiet.

In front of the stairs, there is only one passage that stretches on ahead.

I wonder if this is the lowest level.

But I can't be sure because I've never seen it before.

"Stay alert."

"Yes."

I have heard that there are rare but powerful enemies called [Boss] in the dungeons.

If one is on this floor, we'd better get ready.

We continue slowly through the passage and out into a large room.

In the center of the room floated a vaguely bright blue crystal, which seemed to be spinning, but only slightly.

"The crystal is the core. Indeed, we have reached the final floor."

"You did it! We finally made it through the dungeon!"

I wanted to tell the excited Kaede something like 'No, I haven't done anything.'

It was all accomplished by my lovely slave.

It's amazing that someone completed it on only their second attempt.

I think it's the fastest time on record.

"Master, it's time for you to touch the core.”

"You completed the dungeon, Kaede, you're the one who should do it."

"No, it is thanks to you, Master, that I have come this far. And since I am Master's property, all the credit goes to him.

Since she's saying it like that, I'm going to accept her choice.

Actually, it has always been my dream to touch the core of a dungeon.

If you're an adventurer, you've probably wanted to get to the top floor of a dungeon and touch the core with your own hands at least once or twice.

And how I'm an adventurer, and I've always wanted to do just that.

Thank you, Kaede. For allowing me this.

When I touch the blue crystal, it emits a dazzling light.

《Congratulations for clearing the Luntatta labyrinth. You will now receive the following rewards.》

《Notice: You will receive a Ring of Disguise x2 as your first reward. 》

《Notice: You will be given a dungeon》

The glass shone dazzlingly, and my vision was tinted white.

"Master..."

"What happened?"

We were at the bottom of a huge vertical hole.

That big dungeon disappeared in an instant!

Judging by the situation, we should have removed the dungeon, but I can't help but wonder where all those structures went.

"Huh? Master, since when do you wear a ring?”

"Hmm?"

A ring I don't recognize is stuck on the ring finger of my right hand.

And if I looked closely, I could see the same thing on Kaede's right hand.

It may be the Disguise ring that I received as my first reward for touching the crystal.

"Master, this is incredible."

"Do you know what it is?"

"It seems that you can disguise your status by wearing this ring. Also, the ring itself has a level, and it seems that the more you wear it, the higher it will be."

When I asked for details, it seems that you can raise it to level 3, and at level 1 you can disguise your status, at level 2 you can disguise your appearance, and at level 3 you can disguise your status and appearance simultaneously in front of any opponent.

A very convenient tool for me while trying to figure out what to do with my status.

I will be very happy to use it.

"Let's get out of here."

"Yes."

Using rocks protruding from the hole's sides as a support point, we jumped up repeatedly.

As soon as we reached the surface, we saw the remains of the dungeon.

It's a huge hole, but there didn't seem to be any buildings remaining in it.

It seems that they were pushed into the area where the dungeon used to be.

Fortunately, it is midnight and there are no residents making a fuss about this situation.

We should get out of here before everyone notices.

Kaede and I left town that same night.


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