Chapter 94 – Two Types of Barrage
Aurum Dungeon, Second floor.
A barrage flew through a long and narrow straight road.
Bright bullets descended as if it was raining bullets.
At the entrance of that narrow path, Alice and I took cover against a wall.
Those balls of lights that did not hit us flew straight into the wall of the dungeon, causing a rapid succession of small explosions.
[Ahead of this road leads us to the third floor right?] (Ryouta)
[Yes, I’m 100% certain. After we pass through here we’ll see it soon.] (Alice)
The fellow monsters that were riding on Alice’s shoulders nodded along with Alice.
That face doesn’t seem to be lying. As we confirmed the location, I furrowed my eyebrows— the next barrage of light bullets started again.
[It’s impossible to get rid of this.] (Alice)
[It’s not at a level where it’s impossible, but there will be a lot of fractured bones in the process. What’s more, the faster we break through this the better.] (Ryouta)
[We’re gonna break through?] (Alice)
[Yeah, watch and learn.] (Ryouta)
In order to show Alice, who has not been on the second floor before, I confirmed that I was equipping the <Tears Of Slime> and entered the pathway instead of taking cover from the wall.
The bright bullets poured down to my body, and taking the constant bombardment of bullets in like water did not help as it was difficult to advance ahead.
I did not force myself to proceed ahead.
I slowly move forward while recovering myself with the Recovery Bullets.
After a minute of the bright bullets shooting at me, I felt something appear inside the pouch that I was carrying.
At first it was sparse, but as time goes on the amount gradually rose.
And at that moment, the barrage of bright bullets gradually became thinner.
At first it seemed that you can’t walk properly as if you had a sprain, but gradually the barrage diminished and you could run.
As I passed through the path, the barrage completely lost its appearance and the monster was nowhere to be seen.
Instead, the pouch was a little more solid than before.
I held it on my hand and check the weight, just by advancing roughly around 50 meters in front and I’ve roughly earned around 150K Piro.
What’s more I’ve only used up 2 Recovery Bullets.
Just by advancing and recovering twice, I’ve already earned 150K.
The second floor of Aurum, maybe it’s a floor that is compatible with me.
[So awesome~, doing it like how you done it seemed easy.] (Alice)
[Well that is if both your HP and Endurance is at S and you’re equipping the Tears of Slime.] (Ryouta)
[…….Wait, so only Ryouta is the only one capable of pulling it off?] (Alice)
[I think Alice can do it too, if you have the Guts Slime as your friend.] (Ryouta)
[Is it that child that can’t be killed in a single shot, I got a feeling that girl doesn’t want to be my friend.] (Alice)
[So you can understand the likability of each monsters too?] (Ryouta)
Alice firmly nodded while saying that.
When it comes to something in the dungeon, when Alice said something like [somehow] it sounds really stupid.
If that were the case, then her saying [somehow] would mean that the probability of finding the way is 100%, and where the monsters are at would be more than 90%.
Well if you put it that way, I guess same thing can be applied whether a monster can be her companion or not.
Thus, we continued advancing while being lead by Alice with her [somehow] senses and before we knew, we reached the third floor.
[I’ll go first.] (Ryouta)
[Hey, when Ryouta goes down to the next floor, it seems that the structure of the previous floor would remain the same.] (Alice)
[Oh, is that so?] (Ryouta)
While stroking my chin, I thought if that were the case then if everytime I enter the dungeon and changing the dungeon’s entire structure, if I were to put it more accurately, it’s that the structure will change every time someone enters a floor.
Now that I think about it, if someone enters the dungeon, it means that they are stepping foot into the first floor, so our judgement was wrong, it’s actually just the floor that changes, not the entire dungeon.
[And with that, let’s have Boney-chan and Jumpy-san do some work~] (Alice)
I realised as I wrapped my hands into a fist and lightly hit it against my other palm.
[Is it the same as when we rescued the villagers?] (Ryouta)
[You’re smart~] (Ryouta)
[Ehehe…..then that’s that.] (Alice)
[I’ll leave it to ya.] (Ryouta)
Thus I went into the third floor first.
The moment I stepped foot on the floor, the scenery around me changed and the steps that I came down could no longer be seen.
I stayed still, and after awhile the scenery around me changed.
Because it was the start of the floor, I waited while removing my pouch, and the scenery continued changing one after another.
One floor above me was Alice using her friendly monsters to change the dungeon’s structure again and again.
After repeating the process for about 10 times, I could see the staircase again.
[Sorry for the wait~] (Alice)
[No probs.] (Ryouta)
Alice then trotted down from above.
At that moment, the structure of the third floor changed again, and the two of us were blown off into somewhere.
A monster appeared.
[Uwa! There’s a lot of them!] (Alice)
[Is it another monster house again?] (Ryouta)
We were inside a large space similar to a gymnasium, and inside there were little devils which had the same form as the ones above.
A unit of little devils waved their hands and shot a bullet.
Unlike the bright bullets on the second floor, surprisingly it was a black ball this time.
Looking into the black ball was like looking at [a black hole that reflects no light] that I saw on the internet before.
[Aand they are all long-range attack, how convenient. Alice, hide behind me.] (Ryouta)
I confirmed that I was equipping the <Tears of Slime> properly before receiving the black ball up front while in a position of protecting Alice.
Instantly, a shock hit my brain.
In that moment everything in front of me was white. I have no idea what’s going on right now.
[Are you alright Ryouta!] (Alice)
[No problem!] (Ryouta)
I noticed that the corner of my mouth was wet, so I wiped it with the back of my hand. It was actually stained with blood as it was sticky.
[Damage? What’s more it was a huge damage.] (Ryouta)
[Is that so?] (Alice)
[Yeah……it’s been awhile since I had taken such damage……Was it even more than the Dungeon Master previously? No it can’t be.] (Ryouta)
Looking around, the monster house was filled up with little devils moving around.
There were roughly around 50 of them.
The firepower of the monsters were somewhat different but most of them were the same.
Does that mean all of them are stronger than the Dungeon Master?
[That’s just stupid.] (Ryouta)
The same line left my mouth again.
The black balls flew once again, this time they were three.
While protecting Alice, I avoided two and purposely let one hit me.
Again the impact penetrated my brain, this time I had to clench my teeth to regain consciousness.
[I’m alright…..] (Ryouta)
I used a Recovery Bullet on myself to recover my stamina.
[There’s no doubt, their firepower is higher than the Dungeon Master.] (Ryouta)
[Is that……Eh? Different?] (Alice)
[What do you mean by different?] (Ryouta)
When I asked Alice, I saw the monsters from behind Alice’s back appeared, it was the SD sized Skeleton and Slime.
[It’s a magic attack?] (Alice)
[What do you mean by that?] (Ryouta)
[Etto, physical attacks are physical, whereas magical attacks are mental.] (Alice) (TLN: Wow, such information~ Good job Alice…)
[……..I see now!] (Ryouta) (TLN: I don’t)
I immediately understood the situation.
All this time it was at F as I didn’t have time to level it up, but as my endurance was for physical defense, my mentality is for magic defense.
And since I’ve only increased my Endurance to S, my Mentality was still at F.
Which means…..on the third floor of Aurum, I’m just your average Level 1 adventurer.
This is bad, this is seriously bad.
[It’s bad right.] (Alice) (TLN: Really Alice?)
[Yeah, let’s get out of here—–] (Ryouta)
As I said that, black balls flew from all directions.
It was the same as the time at the second floor where a barrage of bullets were flying from all direction.
If I were to receive all of this——even with my HP being S, I might die!
I clenched my teeth and turn around and used my arms and hold onto Alice.
And—–it was dodged.
The Black Balls that were flying over, the Magic Balls were dodged.
The bullets then had nowhere else to go and penetrated through the wall, leaving small explosions. The power was similar to the light balls from the floor above.
The power is the same, it’s just that the difference for my Endurance and Mentality is too far.
If I were to be hit by even more than 1 of it, I might die.
Even if my Mentality is at F, my Speed ain’t.
[Please hold on tightly!] (Ryouta)
Hugging onto Alice tightly I swam through the barrage of bullets.
The bullets that were constantly shooting like bullet rain were being dodged by me with my full speed being used.
Alice was stunned and rolled her tongue as she saw my movements.
Of course I didn’t just dodge, as I was dodging I would find a gap and with my other hand I fired my gun.
While using my full strength to dodge I went all out and head shot the little devils that were firing the black balls.
Their heads burst one after another and they disappear, dropping a bright yellow golden dust along the way.
My concentration force gradually increased to the limit and I entered the zone.
I could see, hear and feel all of the monsters surrounding me.
Keep dodging, keep shooting.
Again dodging, and shooting.
I repeated the process.
[Awesome…..it’s like a dance.] (Alice)
I began going all out, and made all the monster extinct while sustaining zero injuries, and being extremely fatigued that ever—-basically I was exhausted.
The earnings for today flew by three folds, it was 300K Piro.