Early in the morning, after preparing our equipment, we went to the dungeon.
"How do you feel?"
"I'm fine. Thanks to the medicine Master gave me."
Kaede's complexion looks much better.
It's very different from when I saw her in the slave shop. She's like a different person.
If she fights as well as she looks, then we'll make good money today.
Luntatta's dungeon is in the center of town.
Adventurers dive into a vast subway dungeon and make a living collecting materials from defeated monsters as well as fallen equipment and items.
On the lowest level of the dungeon, there is a nuclear stone.
The nuclear stone is famous for giving clear rewards to those who reach it.
You won't know what you'll get until you reach it.
However, in most cases, you will get valuable materials, rare items and other things that can be worth a lot of money.
Even if you are able to gain more skills, you can see why I'm interested.
When we arrived at the entrance, we did a final check.
"We will limit ourselves to one level."
"How high is yours, Kaede?"
So, we'll only be here until we get to level 3.
If we're still in good shape when we get to level 3, maybe we can make some more progress.
So, let's get started.
It has been an hour since we started exploring the dungeon.
Kaede's skills were quickly becoming evident.
With a simple movement of her iron fan, Kaede's wind blade cut the rat monster.
I had heard that she could use magic, but her sense is even better than I expected.
Short activation time, quick judgment, high hit rate
Lisa was also a skilled magician, but Kaede can be even more so.
"Oh, I'm already level 15."
Wait a minute. We've been here an hour and she's gone up seven levels?
That's crazy. No matter how easy it is for the lower levels to move up, it's an impossible speed for common sense.
"It seems that when I'm with you, Master, I can level up very quickly.
"No, that shouldn't be..."
I was about to say, "No, that shouldn't be possible," but then my mouth stopped.
And something occurred to me.
I mean, that's the only thing that could cause it.
- Lv 300
- Name: Toru Eiban
- Age: 25
- Gender: Male
- Race: Human - Dragon
- Job: Warrior
- Damage reduction: [Lv50].
- Physical strength: [Lv50].
- Experience savings: In repair
- Magic Savings: Under repair
- Savings in skills experience: In repair.
- Job Saving: Level 49
- Skill Savings: Level 48
- Effect of the UP:Nive 50 skill
- Experience multiplier: Level 50
- Magic Balance: Level 50
Perhaps her sudden increase in levels is due to the [experience multiplier] skill.
I don't know how to use it, but apparently it was an automatic activation type skill, and it seems that it was doubling the experience value acquired to Kaede for every monster she kills.
If one were to level up at this rate, it could be quite troublesome.
Just thinking about Kaede's level a month from now is terrifying.
"Soon I will be strong enough for my master! I will do my best!"
When you see a beautiful slave who is so excited, there is no way you can tell her to stop.
This girl is trying to be strong for me.
And it's about to happen.
So I changed my plans and decided to go to the third level.
Let's go as far as we can today.
After that, Kaede's level continued to rise at a frightening pace.
By the time we reached the third level of the dungeon, she had reached level 30.
The magic that was released was an order of magnitude.
Enemies in the stone corridor freeze in the blink of an eye.
A beautiful ice flower bloomed and annihilated them.
She skillfully manipulated the iron fan as if she were dancing, and with a simple click, the fan went from open to closed.
"I guess you're unbeatable at this level now."
"No, I'm still not strong enough to protect my master. I want to be much stronger and be of help as soon as possible.
Kaede said those words with bright eyes and a smile on her face.
She's too motivated to stop now.
"You must be tired by now. We've earned enough materials and items, so let's go back."
"Yes, I suppose so. We'd better call it a day."
I felt relieved inside.
In fact, my backpack is already about to burst.
It will be hard to keep going.
"What is this?"
Kaede picks up a dirty rag.
I thought it was just trash, but then I looked at the surface of the cloth and was surprised.
"This is a rare magical storage item!"
"Maybe it can fit any size of luggage?"
"No doubt! I'm familiar with this magic embroidered circle!"
I remember it well because I had it in my previous group.
You put what you want on the cloth, and it will keep it stored for you.
If you buy it directly from a store, it will cost you at least about 10 million.
Depending on the storage space, the price can go up dramatically.
I unfolded the fabric and checked the corner.
There should be an embroidered number, it will tell you how much storage it holds, and how many items it has inside.
This is a very rare item.
Even the one from my previous group had a maximum storage space of only 20.
Kaede bent over the cloth. With a smile on her face.
I knew exactly what she meant.
Now we can go further, I guess that's what she's trying to say.
"No. We have little food and water left. If we don't go back, we will starve."
"I see… You're right. I'm sorry."
Her face blushed a little, she seemed embarrassed.
I guess she realized she was being a little selfish, and was not aware of what was going on.
But I'm not angry.
It's a common thing for newcomers to fall into.
A little bit more, just a little bit more, and then they go too far to the point of no return, and they get annihilated.
Adventurers must always be aware that their lives are at stake.
If you can't do that, it's because you're just a rookie.
"There is no need to rush. You still have many opportunities to raise your level."
I put my backpack in the magic storage.
Then the luggage was absorbed and disappeared.
All I have to do is fold the cloth and put it in my pocket.
"Now, let's go home."
Kaede took care of the monsters that were back in the dungeon.
It's easy for me to just watch.
Of course, if necessary, I will fight, but for the moment, I don't think I have to.
There is no enemy in this place that can match her.
By the time we reached the surface, Kaede's level had reached forty.
It went up 32 levels in one day, it's crazy.
That includes my skills.
I go up so many levels every day, it's hard for me to keep up.
Once I was in town, I sold the materials and items we collected.
The current income is 120,000.
That's a lot for our first time.
After that, we went into a tavern and I ordered a lot of food.
"Master, this meat is delicious!"
"Eat a lot. You deserve it for all your hard work."
"Yes, master. Thank you very much."
"You don't have to thank me."
Watching Kaede eat a whole roast turkey by herself was fun.
She shared a little with me and I filled my stomach.
I had a hard time with all the shit I went through, but after meeting Kaede, every day is better.
Maybe this was better for me than I thought.
I'll have a quiet trip with this lovely slave.
I'm sure we can fill the hole in our hearts sooner than we think.
What level will we go to tomorrow?
I wonder how much she will grow.
With these thoughts in my head, we both return to the inn.
"Master! Wake up, master!"
"What's the matter? It's still early."
I sit as Kaede shakes my body and calls me over and over.
Looking out the window, I see that the sun has just risen.
The orange morning sun stings my eyes.
A white spot enters the edge of my vision.
Finally, my eyes adjusted and I looked again at Kaede near my bed.
"Look Master, I woke up and I was like this!"
"It's true! What do we do now?"
Before my eyes was an adult Kaede with big ears and a tail.