Chapter 78 – Unchanging Celeste
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URGENT NOTICE!!! :
TLN Update: Hello readers again! I’m bringing good news for y’all~ Since I saw a comment mentioning they want the people’s name mentioned at the end of a speech, I wanna try something different.
I will do a test run on these few chapters and get feedback from everyone. First off, I will colour code the individual character names and also put their names in (brackets) to easily identify who they are. It’s on experiment stage for now so I really want to know whether I should continue or I should stick to normal.
Ryouta = Royal Blue
Emily = Sea Green
Celeste = Red-ish
Alice = Purple
Eve = Burnt Orange
That’ll be all~ Thank you and look forward for more updates to come~
Nihonium’s entrance, we arrived at the only Know-It-All board that was placed here.
[Then, Emily?] (Ryouta)
[Yes desu.] (Emily)
Emily nodded, and proceeded to operate the Know-It-All Board.
As soon as the status appeared, she was in admiration and did an [Ooh] expression.
[My level is finally maxed out nanodesu.] (Emily)
[Your ability….is quite straightforward, your HP and Strength was already at A, but even your Endurance went up to A. Your status are similar to that of an Infighter.] (Ryouta)
[Mogumogu….this is…..mogumogu….strong.] (Eve)
Eve was talking while chewing on a carrot.
[It is bad manners to speak while you have something on your mouth nanodesu.] (Emily)
Eve stopped talking.
After completely devouring the carrot on her mouth, she reached out for another one and ate it.
[You’re still eating! Aren’t you going to continue explaining!] (Ryouta)
[I will not forgive anyone who interferes with a date with carrots whether they are gods or not.] (Eve)
[Aren’t your words intensely wrong!? Well whatever, I do agree with you that she’d became stronger now. Strong and tough, if she had an ability to recovery then she would be able to manage herself.] (Ryouta)
[That’s not true desu.] (Emily)
Emily’s face was bright red.
[You’re being overly modest, Having your HP, Strength and Endurance reaching A is no small matter, it’s honestly amazing, right everyone.] (Ryouta)
When I ask for agreement with my teammates, they all nodded.
Emily became more and more embarrassed, as she was trying to hide it she operated the Know-It-All board.
[Even your drops have slightly increased.] (Ryouta)
[Yes desu. Now it’s Celeste turn isn’t it nanodesu.] (Emily)
Celeste nodded, and stood in front of the Know-It-All board where Emily was previously standing, and efficiently operated it.
[Amazing desu! Your MP has finally reached A desu!] (Emily)
[With that you won’t be exhausted with Mana depletion. Previously it was at C right.] (Ryouta)
[You can also fire a lot of Level 3 magic now desu.] (Emily)
While me and Emily were in high tension, Celeste was silent.
[What’s wrong?] (Alice)
Alice strangely asked.
Celeste without answering, she placed her hands on her chest and repeatedly breathed in and out.
[EEII!!!] as she loudly shouted and continued operating the Know-It-All Board.
The status turned to page 2, and the Drop status was shown.
For a moment she had a stupefied look, but holding onto that expression, tear drops suddenly flowed from her eyes.
Well Celeste was pretty conflicted with her drops having all F- Final F, and was rather complex.
Even though she reached her max level and that isn’t something to be proud at, but too her it was completely different.
As if holding her loved one, she was playing around the letter [E] on the Know-It-All board with her fingers.
Afterwards she turned and looked at me, and tears started flowing down nonstop.
[Thank you.] and an extremely happy smile was seen from her face.
Teruru’s eighth floor. Similar to the sixth and seventh floor, it had an outskirts kind of feel inside the dungeon. The only thing different was that the seventh floor had this phenomenon called the Dungeon Snow.
To commemorate Emily and Celeste for finally reaching their max level, we proceeded to head down to the next floor.
Just so you know, we dropped Eve at the second floor.
Along the way I was defeating some Drowsy Slime and collecting the Ryouta Carrots, and the bunny’s eyes turned into a shape of carrot and stayed there, thus we left her there.
Thus, Emily, Celeste, Alice and I finally arrived at the eighth floor.
And there awaited us was a Metallic coloured Slime.
It was finally Celeste’s turn to do her job in explaining.
[It’s a <Steel Slime>, as you can see it’s extremely hard.] (Celeste)
[I know. When I was taking the license test I had to fight one of these monsters.] (Ryouta)
What the test was is for people to continue venturing to the sixth floor and below, and those who could not pass it may not proceed, this was the policy made by the Shikuro’s association.
Without it, hunting monsters and getting their drops, you won’t be able to sell it in Shikuro, it is an essential item for adventurers who wants to go around and make earnings, which substantially limits the access of more goods.
So in order to get that license I had to undergo a test, and during the test I had to fight this Steel Slime.
Also when I said that I [knew of it], for a moment I could see Celeste slightly lost her energy to live.
……..Did she want to explain it, I guess I made a wrong move.
[So it’s just hard desu? Are there other special abilities desu?] (Emily)
[Not that I can remember, it’s just the pain in the ass kind of tough.] (Celeste)
[I understand desu. Yoda-san, leave this to me desu.] (Emily)
[Ah, okay.] (Ryouta)
As I nodded in approval, Emily carried her hammer and flew away.
Trying to get the preemptive strike, she spun her hammer on top of her head round and round, and before landing on the ground she used the momentum to her advantage and swung her hammer down.
It’s a one on one match against Emily and the Steel Slime. While we were standing as spectators and watch.
[Amazing, I can’t believe she’s competing with that Steel Slime with just physical attack.] (Celeste)
[Well it’s basic that she would do that after increasing her level.] (Ryouta)
[That’s true and all, but it would not normally work on a Steel Slime. It’s body has a weakness somewhere, and you would have to find it and aim at it.] (Celeste)
[Heeh. So the method of defeating was different compared to mine.] (Ryouta)
[How did Ryouta-san defeat it?] (Celeste)
[Together with Freeze and Flame bullet, I made the metal fatigue and crushed it the moment it cracked.] (Ryouta)
[Metal fatiguing?] (TLN: Here, Celeste used hiragana to say it as she doesn’t know the term 金属疲労)
Celeste then tilted her head to the side.
It seems like even the knowledgeable Celeste did not know what it means.
While we were chatting, it seems that the battle was about to settle.
Emily stopped her feet and hit the Steel Slime.
A Strength that could shake the dungeon continued. As she held her hammer high and flew, the Slime tried to jump, but it pounded further.
She lifted up her hamer, the Slime moved accordingly, and she strike with her hammer.
This went on for awhile.
It was like making mochi.
[Ne~Ne~, Isn’t Kon-kon’s body starting to crack.] (Alice)
Kon-kon, oh she meant the Steel Slime.
She just named it abruptly, is it going to be a buddy of hers like the ones on her shoulders?
As I was thinking about it, the Steel Slime was defeated.
[Yoda-san! I did it desu!] (Emily)
As if accomplishing a task, Emily returned with a smile on her face.
Even forgetting to pick up the dropped Melon on the ground, the girl’s face had a sense of accomplishment and a gracious smile, she came back to where we were.
In the middle of Shikuro’s city, I entered a splendid building which imitated a vegetable, and descended straight to the basement.
[It’s very wide desu.] (Emily)
[So this is where you can fight monsters.] (Celeste)
[Does Boney-chan and Jumpy-san want to join in and have fun too?] (Alice)
The moment we step foot at this place, my friends were watching the place with interest.
By the way, Eve also came along.
While we were on our way back on the second floor I defeated some more Drowsy Slimes and she said [Bunny, is happy that she could die] whilst rubbing a carrot on her cheeks.
I went straight to the counter, and talked to a man who was similar in age.
[I came here to get a license.] (Ryouta)
[……For 11th floor and below?] (Lazy “Examiner” Man)
[No, for 6th and below. My friends have not gotten theirs yet.] (Ryouta)
[….So for three?] (Lazy “Examiner” man)
[No, for two.] (Ryouta)
Without any expression, the man came out of the counter, and started preparing.
I then went back to where my friends were at.
[I’ve talked to him.] (Ryouta)
[Yes desu. But why though desu? If Yoda-san himself has the license then wouldn’t be no problem desu?] (Emily)
[Though that’s true, but I guess it would still be useful to have it just in case?] (Ryouta)
Thinking about it, I guess this is because I’m a modern person who intuitively thinks about driver’s license the moment I hear the word [license].
There isn’t any problem if everyone has a license, so long we have a license we all can drive a car, but we can deal with it when multiple people have it. This was what I came up with while comparing.
[It will come in handy.] (Celeste)
[What’s that suppose to mean?] (Ryouta)
I asked back, and Celeste’s eyes were brimming brightly.
It was different when she couldn’t explain about the Steel Slime, now it was a look of confidence.
[It’s to show how powerful our Family is. For example, how many people has Drop A stats, or how many of us has a license. This kind of things do happen. If you’re strong and have a license, it will be useful when the time comes.] (Celeste)
[Now that you mention, when I first heard of Neptune it was something along the lines of [There are 5 people who have Vegetation Drop of A].] (Ryouta)
[Precisely because of this. We all——] (Celeste)
Celeste then looked at the man who was preparing from quite a distance away.
[Because Ryouta-san has not announced this yet, so it’s better if we do this quickly.] (Celeste)
As Celeste finished explaining, the three of us nodded.
Afterwards the preparation was complete, and the man returned.
[…..Who’s gonna do it?] (Lazy “Examiner” Man)
Not too far from us, an item that was the perfect range to turn into a rogue monster was there.
It was a potato.
[Steel—-Wasn’t it Melons previously.] (Ryouta)
[….It’s random, with the exception of the seventh floor.] (Examiner)
[Why is the seventh floor an exception?] (Alice)
Alice then asked a rather normal but not really question.
[Normally, you can’t defeat the seventh floor’s monster with just a single person.] (Ryouta)
[If I use the Tear of Slime now, the difficulty will be too low, so it would be meaningless.] (Examiner)
[Is that so.] (Alice)
[…….In order to pass, you need to defeat it with 5 Child.] (Examiner)
[It’s quite difficult. What should we do?] (Ryouta)
I looked at both Emily and Celeste.
Potato, it’s a monster from Teruru’s sixth floor.
They are also called the Parent-Child Slime, there’s a special way in defeating it.
[I’ll do it.] (Celeste)
[Can you?] (Ryouta)
Celeste nodded, she has quite the confident in herself.
[I understand.] (Ryouta)
[Good luck nodesu!] (Emily)
[Ike~ Ike~ Go~ Go~] (Alice)
Celeste nodded, and went off.
While waiting at the perfect range, the potato soon hatched into a rogue monster.
[If it’s 5 of them I’m sre Celeste-san can do it nodes.] (Emily)
[That’s true, using her Bicorn Horn to first defeat the 5 bodies, then finishing it off with her Inferno.] (Ryouta)
Emily and I both nodded.
Because the both of us knew the capability of Celeste, we watched it in relieved.
Below Celeste feet, a magic circle appeared, and her long and beautiful hair fluttered around as she used her magic.
[ [Eeh?] ] (Ryouta & Emily)
Both Emily and my voice matched.
That was different compared to what we’d imagined, the first magic she used was Inferno.
Around 10 of the Child Slime was burned to crisped.
[Why did you use Inferno first?] (Ryouta)
[The Parent will be even stronger than usual desu.] (Emily)
There are two characteristics about the Parent-Child Slime.
Depending on how many child(hands and feet) you defeat, and defeat the parent(main body) the drop will increase.
And also if you defeat more child(hands and feet), the parent(main body) will get stronger.
Annihilating all the child, the strongest parent in theory was created.
Celeste wasn’t hesitant, and continued using her magic.
It was a different magic circle this time.
[This is……the power that Ryouta-san had nurtured for me, a new power.] (Celeste)
Celeste muttered, and continued holding out her hands.
[Rip it apart, <Silent Fury> !!!] (Celeste)
A laser like thing was narrowed further from the supple of her fingertip and continued shrinking as a light was launched.
And that hit the body of the Parent Slime.
The laser then went through the body and continued further.
The Slime—–that was deemed to be extremely powerful was sliced in half, and Pon, a sound was heard and it disappeared.
[She did it desu—–Aah.] (Emily)
Celeste was wobbling, and I went and hugged her.
[What’s happening.] (Celeste)
[You used too much magic, a new magic what’s more.] (Ryouta)
As I said this to Celeste, sweat was floating from her forehead, and her face changed into the color of a paper.
[For heaven’s sake…..You’re still the same even when I first met you.] (Ryouta)
[No, I’ve changed. And a drastic one at that.] (Celeste)
Celeste then looked straight at me in the eyes.
A gentle, yet intense and passionate eyes.
[Thank you, for everything that you’ve done for me.] (Celeste)
This was the first time it hit me right in the heart(kokoro) when I heard the word [Thanks].
It was the most thrilling thing.
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