Level 1 Guy: Chapter 31 – Rice Rebellion

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First thing in the morning, I hunted my usual income of 40K Piro worth of bean sprouts and am pushing the Magic Cart inside the trading shop.

The first thing I felt when going inside the shop, I noticed something weird going on.

Business is going on as usual, but the workers behind the counter are having a serious discussion right now. There are also several groups of adventurers having a difficult-looking expression.

As I was wondering what’s with this mood, I went to the all so familiar counter, and tried talking to Elza who was behind the counter.

[Hello~]

[Ah! Ryouta-san.]

[What exactly is happening?]

[To tell you the truth…..A strike is happening right now.]

[Str…?]

This is the first time I’ve heard of an English word when coming into this world.

[Do you know what strike means?]

[No, not really.]

I shook my head while immediately answering back to her.

In actuality I do understand what she meant, but I thought that maybe this world uses that word to bring about a different meaning, thus I act that I do not know what it means.

[Then, you’ve heard about a dungeon named Silicon right?]

[Aah.]

[At the dungeon’s sixth floor, the monsters in it are the only one that drops a grain of rice in Shikuro.]

[As usual, it’s a wonder to hear about a monster dropping a single grain of rice.]

[Eh?]

[I’m sorry, just talking to myself. So? What’s wrong with the sixth floor?]

[That place is the territory of the Adelbert’s. Occasionally, there are people such as this group who monopolizes one part of the dungeon within their friends by teaming up together to form a gang.]

[I don’t think I’ve heard of this situation before.]

[You..you’re right, you know that Nihonium Dungeon has only just been risen right. Since that dungeon doesn’t drop anything, the Adelbert gang decided to make a move. Seeing that the sixth floor of Silicon is the only floor in Shikuro that drops rice, they decided to seize that opportunity to sell it at a high price.]

[Right, now I understand….]

[When everyone heard of a new dungeon appearing, we were anticipating for it. Though monopolizing a drop will cause the market to collapse. It is rather unfortunate….]

Elza showed a shabby, disappointed expression.

Looking at it closely, while glancing at the workers and adventurers, they are also talking about the Albert’s.

Nihonium is indefinite of drops——But because I was lucky with my drop stats, I could get drops outta it, but in return it influenced others.

It’s a rather interesting world to catch up—was what I thought before I heard of this news.

Everyone is troubled at the fact that someone is using the rice to monopolize the market and can’t find a way to stop it.

[The other famous people in town have started to make their move to stop this matter, however, probably because Adelbert is a large group, people have no choice but to accept the influx in price for rice.

[………]

That is, unacceptable.

I head over to Silicon.

I’m currently in the middle of a crowd, where merchants and officers who are normally not seen outside the dungeon, are crowding outside the dungeon.

Those people who are gathering outside the dungeon were from inside the shop just a moment ago with their serious looking face, and they are currently discussing about something.

For now I should speak with the person in charge, so I try butting in.

[Arere, if it isn’t Satou-kun.]

[Eh? Wait! Since when was the homo here!]

The person I’m speaking to is the delicate man I’ve met in the beer store, Neptune.

With that same happy expression he put on previously, he approached me.

[I’m not homo okay, because I absolutely love girls only.]

[Well whatever, so what are you doing over here right now?]

[Right back at you. Seems that we both came here because of the news about Adelbert?]

[…..Aah.]

[I came here by someone’s request. Speaking of Adelbert, they’ve been doing the same thing several times before. This time they are meddling with the prices of rice. So obviously, the town’s people can’t put up with their patience anymore.]

[So I guess the Neptune family is being requested to come and remove them?]

[Nope, it’s different.]

[Eh? Then?]

I tilt my head, I thought that judging by the flow of the conversation, that’s what they came here for.

[It’s not just removing them, but exterminating them.]

[That was more than what I anticipated.]

[It’s better to just deal with them once and for all. Problem is their numbers aren’t to be look down too, even my teammates and others might be injured during this whole expedition.]

[…..I have something to discuss.]

[….What is it?]

[Could you let me handle this situation.]

[Handling it, you mean to exterminate them?]

[No, removing them.]

Neptune stared at me.

The reason why I came here is because I have another way to peacefully deal with this situation.

Silicon Dungeon’s fifth floor, before heading down to the next floor.

Neptune and I are currently here. Further back from us is Riru and Ran which we’ve met previously, and also some of Neptune’s teammates.

With everyone present, it gave off a rather sophisticated air around us.

Then the leader, Neptune, turned beside and talk to me.

[Just to confirm, if you can’t handle this situation, then we will take it from here and exterminate them. That’s the plan right?]

[Aah.]

[Well then, I wish you good luck.]

With words of send off from Neptune, I head down to the sixth floor.

The moment I reached the sixth floor, there’s a guard there standing halt.

[Halt, state your coming.]

[This floor is off-limits, if you want to head to the floor below, please use that road instead.]

There are two guards standing side by side, and behind them, a guideway like construction site is made.

Even though this floor is occupied, but I guess they allow adventurers to head to the floor below.

I readied my gun, my recent dual gun which I’d just obtained the other day.

[So you’re doing this the hard way huh!]

[Come, the lots of you! The town’s man send their forces to deal with us!]

The two men then switched to a battle stance.

Without a word, I fired my gun.

While simultaneously firing the Healing bullets, the bullets bumped into each other and fused.

The fused Healing Bullets let out a rather bright light, and the two men were enveloped by the light.

Then, the two men fell down the ground like broken dolls.

Their faces look as though they are in ecstasy, while breathing lightly with a gentle face.

Fuh, looks like I somehow did it.

[Hey, what’s that?]

[The homo’s here!]

[Ahaha, as I keep saying I’m not homo.]

[Suddenly sneaking behind me and resting your chin on top of my shoulder, now wouldn’t that considered to be homo!]

While letting a loud voice, I shook off Neptune who is talking to me while resting his chin on my shoulder.

Since I felt like my body is in danger, I decided to explain to him to distract myself.

[It’s a Sleeping Bullet, though if you just shoot it normally it would have an effect of healing wounds, but if you fuse them together, the effect will be changed to induced sleep on someone.]

[Heh, it means the healing power has doubled.]

[I guess that’s it.]

Inside the dungeon, many footsteps can be heard, and one by one adventurers are coming out.

I positioned my gun, and fired both my guns loaded with the Healing Bullets, the bullet fused, and knock them out one by one.

The effect of fused bullets is outstanding. People who are shot with this will be put to sleep.

Even the Adelbert’s leader was put to sleep, and thus all of them who were occupying the sixth floor were put to sleep, and were being dragged out of the dungeon.

[Thank you! You’ve really helped us out big time.]

After we went out of Silicon Dungeon, A skinhead looking guy with a beard approached and spoke to me.

[Who are you?]

[I’m sorry for the late introduction. My name is Clint – Gray, Silicon dungeon’s chief.]

Dungeon chief?

This is the first time I’ve heard of such an occupation—since this is a world where everything drops from a dungeon monster, I guess this guy must’ve been a rather renown person.

[Thank you once again. Because of your help, no sacrifices were made, and also the prices of rice wouldn’t rise. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.]

[No, don’t mind it, I’m just doing what I think is right.]

[But it’s still a fact that you saved us all from this mess. I have to think of something to reward you then.]

[No really, you don’t have to…..]

[I will consider again afterwards and contact you. Thank you. Really, thank you so much!]

This Clint guy did not even listen to what I have to say, such a one-sided conversation, and after a really powerful handshake, he went away.

Well, whatever, I guess.

For now, I guess the problem with rice is gone. I should report this to Elza.

Even over there, they were seriously thanking me too.


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38 thoughts on “Level 1 Guy: Chapter 31 – Rice Rebellion

    1. Never mess with a Japanese person’s rice, you will get fucked up. Royaly.
      Also, { [Eh? Wait since when the homo’s here!] }, it really doesn’t sound right, no matter how many times I read it.

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        1. I really wanted too, but I figured that someone would have already commented on it, so I just left it…Damn, I missed a perfect opportunity D:

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  1. I wonder how many monsters you need to kill to get a sack of rice? Will people really waste their time picking a single grain of rice per monster and sell it because I doubt a grain of rice worth anything.
    And on different kind of topic, I keep thinking why no one is giving a shit about mc having a gun because I dont see anyone having it beside him. And besides, gun is an advance weapon and the other character was like…. Cool~ (then ignore it)
    Well thanks for the chapter as always.

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    1. My guess is that Silicon 6th Floor’s monsters are high quantity small fries. Since if I remember correctly, Siliconis the dungeon with physical resistant insects. So swarm type mob wouldn’t be surprising.

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      1. i doubt any one would do such a worthless job, are they using a broom to sweep the ground and get the rice?
        i hope he clarifies this in the future.

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  2. Thank you for the chapter! Convenient bullets for random situations. But scum like that should really be exterminated. I get why Ryota is against killing them, but he’s being too much of a Gary Sue. And how is Neptune understanding about the bullets? Does anybody give a crap anymore?

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    1. Yes, I wondered … Usually in a world without guns people would be “What is this ?!” But maybe they think it’s a drop of some rare or special monster that was quoted recently?

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      1. I think judging from elza’s way of saying, some of them might already know that only Ryouta can get drop​ from nihonium… So that’s probably why they weren’t fazed at what he has anymore

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    2. Well magicians are a thing and everything in the world can be found as a drop. So obviously they just figured it was a rare magic-type drop likely from some out of the way dungeon.

      Once the crazy becomes the normal, no one really bats an eyelash of that sort of stuff.

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  3. I think this is the first time the novel got dark. I wonder what else they kill over. Is jail a thing here? Do they put caged convicts in warehouses to prevent rouge monsters?

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  4. I’m just imagining if I were in his shoes, then I would definitely sock Neptune in the face out of reflex. Out of all the appearances so far, he has only proven he has an interest in the protagonist; whether it’s romantic or business or both isn’t that clear, but his actions toward him are uncomfortable (and with that horrible first impression, I can’t blame the protagonist’s caution). 🙂

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