Chapter 115 – Splitting Mandarin
Morning, Nihonium Dungeon’s second floor.
Killing zombies that I encountered using Repetition from one end to the other.
With the latest repeatable magic(Repetition) instantaneously killing the zombies, and absorbing the dropped seeds into the pouch.
I managed to raise my strength in about half the previous time.
Just in case, I went out to check at the K-I-A board.
And thus, my Strength has finally reached SS.
Arsenic Dungeon, the first floor.
The moment I stepped foot inside the dungeon, I could immediately see the appearance of Emily.
When Emily saw me walking in, she was surprised and carried her hammer while running over here.
[Is something wrong desu? It’s rare for Yoda-san to be at any other dungeon besides Nihonium before noon nodesu.] (Emily)
[I’ve raised my Strength—] (Ryouta)
Glancing around me, I omit saying the word SS.
Besides my teammates, nobody else knew about me having a status of S.
Statuses around this world were capped at A, even for the drop rate as well, both of them were all capped at A.
At first I asked Emily about it, but sooner or later I’ve confirmed it with other adventurers and concluded that it was common sense that the highest rank was A.
Having S—-well it’s now capped at SS, it’s better to keep this a secret and blur the word from letting other adventurers from Arsenic dungeon to know.
The adventurers around us that were mostly using Emily’s Hammer, were glancing over at me when Emily ran over to my direction. Well, they’re probably adventurers that are Emily’s fan (club).
It was a situation where I couldn’t speak freely.
[You’ve raised it already nodesu? That’s fast, usually Yoda-san would go round and round until morning ends desu~] (Emily)
[It’s thanks to my trusty Repetition and Pouch, so progress was much faster than usual. Also, the reason why I’m here is to test out my current Strength.] (Ryouta)
[So that’s why nanodesu!] (Emily)
Emily nodded strongly, and understood the situation.
Arsenic Dungeon, in a way it was a special dungeon.
All monsters from within this dungeon were rock-type.
Although it’s body is harder than The Rock and there were only a few ways to defeat it, but the rock wouldn’t attack back no matter what.
Thus, this place is a heaven’s match for Emily and her hammer.
Well, it’s not exclusive to just Emily, even the other adventurers—-men and women of all ages who wants to show of some of their muscles could head on here and break some rocks.
It’s the best place to test your Strength.
[Can I follow and see Yoda-san test his strength desu?] (Emily)
[Oh, of course you can.] (Ryouta)
[Thank you nanodesu!] (Emily)
Emily was like a happy child receiving a plushie from someone.
Though she has a height of a small kid, but don’t let that fool you as she carries a huge hammer and hops around with that hammer, hulk smashing everything on her path, making even adults fear her power.
Together with that Emily, we walked for a bit to find a monster in front of us.
It was a huge rock that resembled a chair. And right on the middle of the seat—-was its face.
Dante Rock, that was the name of the first floor’s monsters.
Even while we’re right in front of it, it didn’t budge. So, I stood there while stroking my chin.
[So, how should I go about this.] (Ryouta)
[What do you mean by that desu?] (Emily)
[Cutting it in half, well I’ve already done that before.] (Ryouta)
Confirming that there were other Dante Rocks chilling around the area, I casually let out a punch.
The motion was like a kid gripping their hands tightly and swinging them around, but I was serious in cutting it.
Cracked. The Dante Rock was split to half, followed by dropping Dandelion.
[As you can see, I’ve already done this before so I need to find another method to gauge my current Strength.] (Ryouta)
[I see nanodesu. Then how about trying to smash it into little pieces nodesu?] (Emily)
[Smashing it?] (Ryouta)
[Yes desu!] (Emily)
[…..Fumu, let’s try it out shall we.] (Ryouta)
While stroking my chin again while thinking, Emily followed me to the next Dante Rock.
As usual it didn’t even attack whatsoever, but it was staring at me with it’s sharp and scary eyes. I took a deep breath, and did a rushing punch at the Dante Rock.
As though like in a manga, I showered the Dante Rock with my Guardian Spirit’s multiple fist combo attack.
It was an attack I wasn’t familiar with so a lot of strength was lost, but I continued that for 20 seconds.
[That’s amazing desu! The rock is smashed to pieces nanodesu. Now it looks like sand nodesu.] (Emily)
Emily was hopping around like a rabbit in excitement.
Before the Dante Rock had a chance to drop, it was smashed to pieces by my rushing punch.
[No, this still doesn’t pinpoint my strength. I also felt that I’ve done this before too.] (Ryouta)
[Oh yeah, I think you’ve done it before too nanodesu.] (Emily)
[Are they any other methods….] (Ryouta)
Emily placed her arms on her waist while tilting her neck.
It’s good that I’ve reached this level, but there’s one thing I was still unsure of.
Logically speaking, S rank wasn’t a thing from this world as no adventurer had it, and this time it was another rank higher than S, which is SS. Trying to verify it’s strength was indeed hard…..I suppose it can’t be help.
Emily and I head over to the next Dante Rock, while I was poking at my cheeks while thinking of other ways.
Poking poking, squishing it.
It was good that the monster doesn’t attack, it gives me time to slowly think about it.
[How about like a tomato where you Gucha! And crush it nanodesu?] (Emily)
[In the end it’s still imitating—-Tomato?] (Ryouta)
[Yes desu?] (Emily)
[…..That’s right, that might be a good idea.] (Ryouta)
[The tomatoes are nanodesu?] (Emily)
[No not the tomatoes silly….come have a look.] (Ryouta)
I once again met the Dante Rock eye to eye.
Using both my hands, I grabbed the sides of the Dante Rock.
And then—–I squeezed it with all my strength.
Holding both sides tightly, I put my Strength in such a way as to push the two of my thumbs from the top of the rock.
By doing so—–Pekii
A tiny sound was heard, and the rock was split to half.
[What was that! That looked like splitting mandarins nanodesu~] (Emily)
[Yeap yeap.] (Ryouta)
Just as what the excited Emily said, it felt like I was peeling off mandarins.
Placing your thumb on the top, and using your strength to peel off the mandarin into two semi-spheres.
I did just that to a rock.
[That’s the Yoda-san I know, I’ve never thought of that before nodesu.] (Emily)
[Well I’ve got the idea from the tomato thing Emily was saying. Yeap, I guess I couldn’t do that before.] (Ryouta)
I picked up the dropped Dandelion and placed it inside Emily’s Magic Cart, and stood in front of another Dante Rock.
Same as before, using the peeling of mandarins as reference, I split the Dante Rock in half.
[It was split in half again desu~] (Emily)
[That’s right, with this I could sort of gauge how strong I am now. Thanks again Emily~] (Ryouta)
[But I didn’t do anything desu, it was Yoda-san the one that thought of this amazing idea nodesu.] (Emily)
Emily was smiling sweetly.
Suddenly, as if an idea popped up she clapped her hands.
[What’s the matter?] (Ryouta)
[How about trying it on that monster nanodesu?] (Emily)
[Yes desu, the Steel Slime nanodesu.] (Emily)
Teruru Dungeon, the 8th floor.
Emily and I both arrived here, and there were Slimes with metallic bodies rolling around.
This….was worth testing.
Reason why, because I had to use the Freezing and Flaming bullet in an order, to defeat it by using science! Which was metal fatiguing.
It could be worth testing my strength here as it was way stronger than the rocks.
[Well then, let’s go~] (Ryouta)
[Go go fight-o ! Nano-desu!] (Emily)
While Emily was cheering from behind me, I leaped to one of the Steel Slime.
The Slime that I was targeting jumped towards my body.
It was quite a momentum, even for a metal body.
If you eat this giant lump of iron ball’s damage head on, it would probably cause enough damage.
I caught hold of it by stopping it with my arms and grabbed it tightly.
I grabbed the Steel Slime that was fighting hard to escape from my hands, but without caring I pressed both my thumbs against it’s head.
A soft metallic sound was heard, and the Steel Slime, like a mandarin was split into half.
[As expected desu! Yoda-san saikou desu!] (Emily)
As Emily cheered, I grabbed another Steel Slime that flew towards me, and split it as it is.
Looking at the Metallic body Slime being broken up carefully, I finally realized the Strength of SS.