Level 1 Guy: Chapter 42 – To counter an assassination

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Inside the tent, I saw Duke, who was in a good mood.

[I’m gonna say this again and again, but thank you so much! It’s because of Satou-san that Selen will slowly be in the hands of Shikuro.]

[I’m glad to be of help.]

Going on a business trip to Selen and fulfilling a request, I was relieved.

[Right now, the headquarters are now considering the reward that they should give to Satou-san. Most probably 3 people will come to hand over the reward.]

[3 people?]

[For any drops being collected from Selen, Satou-san is being exempted from the tax.]

[That I know.]

Before I left, it was already presented to me.

[And though somewhat, you will also be paid in cash.]

[I see.]

It’s a reasonable line.

[The Dungeon Chief ran around preparing fine quality sugar for you for a year.]

[I don’t need any of sorts!?]

The need for a year supply of sugar that is.

[……Wait just a second. On what basis should I get a year’s worth of sugar?]

[…….]

Duke averted his eyes away from me.

[This is not the standard from him right? This is not the standard from him right? This is not the standard from him right???]

[…….Since it was me who said it.]

Because it was important, I asked him three times, and Duke averted his eyes away from me again.

I knew it……It’s a one year’s worth from that Dungeon Chief’s standard.

It seems like I’m being forcefully pushed to get a lot of sugar, and I got a little upset.

 

 

 

 

Exiting from the tent, I went back to where Emily was.

At last, the request from Selen is finally over, should I stay here for a little while longer, or should I head back to Shikuro?

As I was thinking about it, I want to discuss it with Emily to make the final decision.

As usual, the surrounding of Selen Dungeon is as lively as ever, or rather it’s those people who were being called to come from Hetero are here, coming here to interfere with us from producing more drops——it can be said because of them it is crowded.

The adventurers that are diving into the dungeon, those who came here to support, and those who are here to try to make money by selling goods.

All together there are roughly around thousands of people gathered there, turning it into a small town.

Oh right, if I were to go back, I should buy some souvenirs for Elza and Ena, who took care of me since the beginning.

Since there are many peddlers for that, it shouldn’t be a problem to choose some souvenirs.

If that’s the case, then I should stay here for another few days and earn some cash before heading back.

As such after thinking about several things, suddenly, I noticed something strange.

The bustling noises that was there just a moment ago disappeared.

No, it can’t have disappeared all of a sudden.

The air around the crowd has also disappeared.

Instead I was being surrounded.

I was surrounded by people who are obviously eyeing me with hostility.

Around 5 meters away from me, they are currently surrounding me.

They are clearly bad guys, and are staring at me.

It’s roughly….20 people.

[What do you want from me.]

[Don’t think badly of us.]

Right in front of me, the man who lacked a front tooth replied.

[I was asked to punish you a bit. Don’t worry I won’t overdo it and kill you off. I’ll just break of your arms and limbs so you can’t work for a while.]

[…..You’re from Hetero huh.]

[It’s a grudge against those whom you robbed from their work.]

I see, it’s because of that.

Probably because those adventurers that are called from Hetero couldn’t do their jobs because I’ve interfered with them…..

And most probably they aren’t paid. Because of that, they hold that grudge against me and have came to assassinate me, huh.

Though I don’t really care, but I guess I will have to pay the sparks that have fallen down.

The moment I took out my gun, the man raised his hands.

And the next moment, beneath my feet a magic circle enlarged.

[This is?]

[I know of your method of fighting. You’re gonna use a tool to jump away right? This is a magic circle that nullifies that tool.]

[A jumping tool?]

[It’s a sort of wind type magic, but it’s man-made.]

A wind magic, something like controlling a weather. I guess it’s a tool that blocks magic when activated.

And it’s man-made too, so this magic circle below me is to prevent me from using this ‘jump tool’.

[Ah, I should be cautious.]

[Fuh. You guys, kill him!]

After the guy issued an order, the men who surrounded me attacked all at once.

I kept my gun, and held my fist up.

I grabbed the fist of the guy who jumped on me first, and punched him.

The man got drilled by my fist and flew away.

[Wha!]

The man who seems to be the leader shouted, making an expression as if he wasn’t told of this.

[Now that I think about it, when I first came to Selen till now, I’ve only been using my guns.]

[Wh, what is going on?]

[That is, if I don’t care about the efficiency of defeating monsters.]

I  bent down slightly and kicked the ground, jumping straight in front of the man.

While holding back without overdoing things, I body blew the man.

The body of the man bend into a ‘<’ shape. He coughed, and spat out saliva.

[Even if I don’t use my gun, I’m still strong, you know.]

Using Nihonium’s seed to nurture myself, both my Strength and Speed are at S and A respectively.

After defeating the leader, he fainted on the ground.

All the men were upset, and attacked me all at once.

Using my full power, and speed.

Just by depending on my basic ability, I knocked the men out, one after the another.

Oh, and I didn’t forget to hold back too.

The only time I use my full strength is to defeat monsters because they drop items, but towards the same creatures, as humans, I don’t think it’s necessary.

Though if I were to learn some combat ability, that would be great.

So after less than 5 minutes passed, I left no one out,  and piled all the men up on top of the magic circle.

[Im…impossible….]

The angry men groaned.

All of them were supporting themselves, while turning back. They were staggering as they walked back—it looks painful.

It’s not like I hold a grudge against them or anything, but if I don’t keep them in check, it will never end.

I held my gun——and shot at the leader.

The bullet flew towards him, and just like that, hit the leader who could not fight back at all.

A white light was glowing around that man.

The bullet that I shot was the Healing Bullet.

Standing in the middle of the magic circle that prevented jumping tools, I shot the Healing bullets at the men.

Like the Magic Storm at that time, this Magic Circle(Seal) did not have an effect on my bullet.

After few bright lights shone here and there, the men were all healed.

Immediately healing them, they did not understand what was going on and were perplexed.

[You can use jumping tools…what in the world are you….]

The leader was lost for words.

To give them one last threat—-I shot an Annihilation Bullet below the ground near them.

Striking the Annihilation bullet in the middle of the magic circle, it seemed that something activated. Gouged by the Annihilation bullet, the magic circle disappeared without making a sound.

[Using these would not affect me whatsoever. Plus…]

I thrust the gun forward, then looked behind me.

[No more next time.]

I threatened them.

The men shook their heads like broken dolls.


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Translator Notes: Hey everyone, haven’t made these in a while, first off, I’m really sorry that I could not post every 2 days, reason being I have internship right after exams! Thus the fastest I could post is around 3-4 days max per day, I’m really really sorry again for the delay I’d been giving over past week or so… Secondly, someone mentioned that they wanted me to do a new series, but problem is it’s hard to find a nice WB that is not translated, and if I were to start a WB that has been translated but was dropped, I have to read the Wb and sadly I don’t have the time for that ATM. So, anyone would wanna give some suggestion could leave a comment or maybe if you don’t want you can also leave a comment down below.

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29 Comments »

  1. If it’s literally a jumping tool, I guess it’s like some tool to assist you in battle, gives you more flexibility or agility or whatever, maybe these guys think MC use this tool so they prepare that magic circle, but unfortunately MC is just an OP bastard with grade S in speed hahahaha.
    Thanks for the chapter, Shiro-kun ! Good luck with the internship.

    • ikr~ I was like, what do you mean by jumping tool? I guess it’s like to prevent him to use the gun? or like to prevent him from escaping?

  2. not too fond of the way the mc dealt with people that was going after his life. hope they come back and r*** selen and his other women to teach him the world is a nastier place than his rose color glass garden

    • Hahaha I really hope it does >< this intern is just for experience and nothing more to it then to finish up my assignments to go for my next year XD

      And thanks for reading sfcipher~ Please do check out my discord if you have any discussions to talk about…I'm happy to read and discuss with y'all about it 🙂

      • Don’t end up in a Black Company like the hundreds of MC and die from exhaustion an got reincarnated in anoth….. wait, something is wrong

    • Oh I’m well prepared to take on real life! Hopefully it doesn’t come to beat me up like one of shen’s comic from owlturd 😅

  3. Thanks for the chapter.
    It reminds me more of the scene from Bleach where Ichigo punches the 4 Lieutenants out of combat. And the OST too played in my head, “Number one”.

    • I still keep that song on my phone even now. Great pick me up song, always leaves me feeling psyched.

      As for the a new novel, as much as I like having more to read, if possible I’d prefer sticking to just this, translating takes time, and that time is limited. So unless you find translating a different series helps get rid of the stale feeling of doing one series constantly best option is to leave it be. As they say if its not broke don’t fix it.

      • Im glad that you appreciate the OST I put on the chapters. ><

        I always love to make readers feel as if they are immersed in the novel and not just plainly reading , I mean that's how I feel when reading a story..

        Yeah I will take your opinion on taking my time on this novel…and if reality finishes beating me up…I might just come up with a new novel to surprise y'all XD

        Anyways, thank you so much for the nice comment and I really hope that I can live up to everyone's expectations 🙂

  4. Thanks for the chapter Shiro-sama~

    He doesn’t need more sugar….he’s got a lovely sweet atmosphere at home already. xD

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