Level 1 Guy: Chapter 129 – Double Record
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Morning. Teruru Dungeon, Basement First Floor.
Because of some circumstances, I came to Teruru first instead of Nihonium.
When I encountered a Slime, I quickly killed it with my normal bullets.
The Slime that was shot bursts and blew up, as the explosion deverges, it dropped immediately after that.
Bean Sprouts, and gold dust.
I picked both of them up, and compared them side by side.
My left hand was holding the bean sprouts, and my right the gold dust.
Both were dropped from the Slime at the same exact time.
I went around the first floor and killed a few more Slimes.
All the drops were with bean sprouts and gold dust as a set.
The drops were then sent to Elza from my Magic Cart, and afterwards I went off to the second floor.
As you can see, there were only Drowsy Slimes roaming around the second floor.
The drops for Teruru second floor were carrots, and without a doubt, the drops that the adventurers got from killing the Drowsy Slimes were carrots [only].
Facing a Drowsy Slime, I fired a normal bullet and it dropped a carrot and a gold dust.
As predicted, the gold dust dropped as well. Adding with the initial drop, the gold dust also dropped as a set.
[Was it really deal to the Spirit’s Protection…..] (Ryouta)
I unconsciously let out my voice as I was mumbling.
If we’re talking about gold dust then it’ll be Aurum, and speaking of Aurum, I was reminded of yesterday’s kiss.
And speaking of that kiss——.
It’s not exactly tied straight to it, but after what happened from yesterday’s event, a so called [protection] was definitely blessed on me.
After Aurum kissed me, I got gold dust from defeating monsters as a bonus.
Afternoon, in the dungeon I caught hold of Celeste, and we both went out.
We moved to a secluded place and I talked about the situation concerning Aurum.
At first she was shocked, but soon after she calmed down and listened to the whole story.
[Would everything be a bonus gold dust drop?] (Celeste)
[Not everything, just the dungeon’s monsters. Even in Teruru, Arsenic, and even Nihonium, the bonus gold dust dropped. I was actually kinda surprised that Nihonium would drop the gold dust too.] (Ryouta)
[Inside a dungeon…..which means…..?] (Celeste)
[Rogue monsters don’t drop them.] I answered her questions, and Celeste had a “I knew it” face.
Seemed like the level-headed Celeste caught on to it quickly.
[So what you’re saying is you’ve obtained that power from that spirit, Aurum?] (Celeste)
[That’s just an assumption.Thus I came to you to seek for help, did something like this happened before? I’ve heard that the existence of spirit was known only as an urban legend.] (Ryouta)
That’s right, when I first met Aurum, she talked about it.
There was a possibility that ordinary adventurers could arrive at the place where the spirits lived, although it was very unlikely, but it actually happened before.
I’ve also heard it from various adventurers and also from the Dungeon Association. They only knew the spirit of the dungeons from urban legends.
If they were indeed people who met the spirits in the past, then I’m sure they would’ve received some kind of Spiritual Protection.
As I asked about it from Celeste, she crossed her arms and tilted her head while thinking.
[I don’t know whether it’s true, but I’ve heard of people meeting up with the spirits and saying that they were quite whimsical, but if asked whether they were given the Spirit’s Protection, that I’m not so sure.] (Celeste)
[Aah, I agree to the whimsical part.] (Ryouta)
Actually, it was the same with Aurum.
[I’m sorry that I cannot be of help to Ryouta-san…..] (Celeste)
[Nah it’s alright, it’s not something Celeste should apologize. It was inevitable that they had less information about the spirits.] (Ryouta)
[Thank you……. But still it’s amazing to think that whatever you defeat would drop you a gold dust. Which means Ryouta-san would be able to earn way more than before.] (Celeste)
[Even if it’s gold dust, the amounts no biggy, it is actually lesser if you were to defeat them directly in Aurum Dungeon.] (Ryouta)
[Is that so…..] (Celeste)
[Well if I were to do it for a whole day, then my earnings would double.] (Ryouta)
[Isn’t that incredible!] Celeste retorted me in a loud voice.
[Your record per day was 3 Million Piros, right?] (Celeste)
[So double that amount?] (Celeste)
[Yep, I tried challenging the dungeon with the same conditions this morning and earned around 6 Million Piros.] (Ryouta)
[That’s amazing though…..] Celeste was half amazed, half admired.
[Which means Ryouta-san could earn more than 10 Million a day.] (Celeste)
[That’s what I hope.] (Ryouta)
After all, 10 Million is indeed a big figure.
When my balance in the passbook exceed 10 Million, I was happy, so I really wanted to see it through on earning more than 10 Million per day.
It might be impossible, but, let’s do our best.
[Then again, wouldn’t it be easier to just ask the person herself?] (Celeste)
[…….That’s right.] (Ryouta)
As Celeste said, it would’ve been faster to ask Aurum about the protection.
In fact, after meeting with Aurum and Arsenic, it somehow gave a protection to the dungeon.
For Aurum it was more drops, as for Arsenic it was a similar phenomenon as the [Double Moon] where monsters are constantly increasing.
Both of them confirmed of this effect as I’ve asked about it from Aurum before.
Then would humans gain that protection too, well it’ll just be faster to ask her directly.
It can’t be helped, but.
I’m now in a predicament.
If the protection of Aurum was true, then the reason was because of the kiss.
Then it would be embarrassing to ask her right now as something feels wrong.
While thinking of another way to find out, I walked home with Celeste.
As we entered the mansion, it was awfully noisy.
[Something happened?] (Celeste)
[It’s Emily’s voice, and it’s coming from Elza’s office.] (Ryouta)
[Shall we look and see?] (Celeste)
I guess I should put the case of Aurum off first and agreed with Celeste as we went to the office.
We head for the branch of The Swallow’s Repayment, which was assigned to Elza.
As we suspected, it was the two of them, Emily and Elza.
[Aah, welcome home Ryouta-san.] (Elza)
[Welcome home nanodesu!!!] (Emily)
The two of them greeted me at the same time, and for some reason Emily’s tension was high.
[What happened Emily, seems like something good happened today.] (Ryouta)
[Yes desu! I’ve broken my own record nodesu!] (Emily)
[Your own record?] (Ryouta)
[It’s the record of earnings per day desu.] (Emily)
Elza calmly explained, but there was a hint of happiness in her words.
[It was 5 Million Piros.] (Elza)
[Ain’t that great Emily!] (Ryouta)
[Congratulations Emily!] (Celeste)
Both Celeste and I congratulated Emily, and Emily grinned and laughed with embarrassment.
[But 5 Million huh, you really climbed up fast. What happened?] (Ryouta)
[It was thanks to grandpa nanodesu.] (Emily) (TLN: WHAT!)
[Yes desu. The grandpa from Yoda-san’s story. So I packed some lunch box for him and went to give him, and he gave me a great power as a thank you nodesu.] (Emily)
Emily was brimming with excitement, so it was kinda difficult to understand her story because of her excitement.
But I was immediately reminded of what happened.
[Even Emily….received the Spirit’s Protection?] (Ryouta)
Emily’s face grew even more happier as my assumption was correct, she silently nodded.
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