Level 1 Guy: Chapter 150 – Restricted Dungeon・Sulphur
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TLN Note: If you’ve noticed that I had recently used italics to indicate some words, give yourself a pat in the back because of your great observation skills. I seriously wonder if I explained about it before, but I’ll say it again here since I find it relevant, the italics is placed because a certain translator that I was following this past few months had this brilliant idea of putting italics for the <Katakana> words as they are English words in a sense, so it’s easier for the readers to differentiate whether the words are in English or Jap, well the names and such I won’t be changing them because you know, it’s blatantly obvious, but some words that I find worthy of my time to simply press a few key strokes of ctrl + i , then I’ll do it. Anyways, 1 more day for the special event~
[This is bad Ryouta-san!]
Morning, I woke up and wanting to head to the washroom, when suddenly Elza shouted my name and stopped me in a hurry.
I stood still and looked at her direction, as she frantically ran towards me.
[What’s the matter, did something happen?] (Ryouta)
[Another Dungeon has been born!] (Elza)
[Is that so?] (Ryouta)
The surprised me was instantly wide awake after hearing about a new dungeon.
[Is it under Shikuro?] (Ryouta)
Remembering the case about Seren, I asked about it first.
[Yes! This is now Shikuro’s 7th Dungeon.] (Elza)
[Which means the other cities can’t take it then.] (Ryouta)
[The time when Seren appeared, that was troublesome.] (Elza)
[But because of that incident, we got to meet with Celeste.] (Ryouta)
Selen Dungeon, a dungeon that was born right in the middle of Shikuro and Hetero’s cities.
As it was born right in the middle of the two cities, the two cities were competing in who could get the rights to the dungeon.
In this world, the primary source of production is obtained in Dungeons, with whoever controls the dungeon, that city would be able to impose tax on the dungeon, thus Shikuro and Hetero both fought for the dungeon.
And in the midst of it, I was being called by the Dungeon Association’s Chief as a representative of Shikuro against Hetero.
It was quite some time since that last incident.
[If it’s under Shikuro, then there wouldn’t be any competition.] (Ryouta)
[Yes. And Chief Clint contacted just now.] (Elza)
[Is he here now?] (Ryouta)
[Yes! He wants the Ryouta Family to be in charge of investigating the newly formed dungeon. The reward of completing this quest is 10 Million Piro or so I heard.] (Elza)
[I see.] (Ryouta)
When I came to this world, I was only a bystander when it came to investigating the dungeon.
The request came directly to me first, so I was sort of happy to hear that.
The outskirts of Shikuro, in front of the new dungeon.
In front of the entrance where a K-I-A board isn’t even stationed there, the entire Ryouta Family was standing in front of the new dungeon.
Me, Emily, Celeste, Alice, and Eve.
The entire party consisting of 5 people.
[Well then, what would this dungeon be.] (Ryouta)
[The name is Sulphur. This is the only thing I know as of this instance.] (Celeste)
[Sulphur…..a burnable stone huh.] (Ryouta)
[Do you know about it Ryouta! ?] (Celeste)
The intelligent one in the family, Celeste was surprised.
[I’ve only heard of it from it’s name.] (Ryouta)
Sulphur, speaking of its atomic number, it should be 16.
If the dungeon has a strong smell surrounding it, it might hard to explore it, that was what I thought while thinking of its name.
[Do you know anything else nodesu?] (Emily)
[I don’t know. We are the first investigation team.] (Celeste)
[Even Eve-chan doesn’t know?] (Alice)
[Bunny is silent.] (Eve)
The way she speaks was golden.
[As to be expected, besides the name, we don’t know anything about it.] (Ryouta)
[What should we do Ryouta-san. It’s dangerous if even I don’t know much about it.] (Celeste)
[That’s true…..] (Ryouta)
I silently thought about it.
[Let’s use the Absolute Rock, and if anything were to happen, let’s deal with it as it comes.] (Ryouta)
[That’s a good plan.] (Celeste)
[Then I’ll be the one leading first. Then Emily, Alice, and Celeste. The last would be Eve.] (Ryouta)
[Bunny is last, why?] (Eve)
[Having the first and last person be the strongest and most experience is better if something were to happen.] (Ryouta)
[I got it. 3 days worth of carrots then.] (Eve)
After deciding the order of going that we’re going in, each of us checked our own equipments.
Everyone was holding onto 1 Absolute Rock, and on top of that Emily has her hammer, Celeste has her Bicorn, and the rest had their equipments and checked them once more.
After that was done.
[Let’s go.] (Ryouta)
After voicing out, everyone nodded.
After using the Absolute Rock’s invincible mode, only then did I enter.
The inside of the dungeon was just big, it felt like a coliseum.
Or should I call it a dome? Anyways it’s huge, it was uselessly huge for a place.
There’s no staircase that leads down, only 1 floor then?
Looking at my surroundings, I soon spotted a monster.
A human shaped monster, it’s size was similar to an average male body.
The body was green in colour, and on its face was 1 huge eyeball.
[A, Cyclops?] (Ryouta)
A name came out to match the monster.
It wasn’t like how I imagined where it was as large as a titan, so I don’t know whether to call it a Cyclops or not.
Well whatever, let’s defeat it first.
Taking out my revolvers from——wait it’s gone!
My revolvers which were my main axis of battle was gone!
Where did it go! Did I perhaps dropped it! ?
While frantically wondering about it, the Cyclops made its first move, moving at a slow pace with a club on its hand.
Gashii! As I raised my hands and stopped the club as it swung down towards me.
The power was similar to its size so it wasn’t that hard to stop it, as the club is a blunt weapon, my hand was slightly tingling—-wait tingling! ?
Now that I look at it the invicibility is gone, even the Absolute Rock disappeared too.
It’s not just that, everything is gone.
Even my weapons and items, besides my clothes, everything else disappeared.
[…….A dungeon that restricts holding items?] (Ryouta)
Something came across in my mind.
A dungeon that does not allow a single item to be brought into. A difficult dungeon to exploit.
…….It wasn’t just that.
No one else entered until now.
It has been more than a minute since I entered, but I could see none of my friends.
So it’s not just not being able to bring any items, but I would have to solo it too?
I remembered something that Aurum once said, a rogue dungeon is quite a meddlesome dungeon to deal with.
My thoughts were cut halfway from the roar, the Cyclops tried to push the club further into my hands.
I dodged that, and with all my might I strike him with a punch.
A body blow right onto the Cyclop’s stomach.
It seems….that my Strength is still at SS rank.
The Cyclops disappeared, and a corn drop from where the body disappeared.
1 Corn, around 100 Piro.
Then, something appeared.
A door came out from nowhere, and I could see the exit from within the door.
From what I remembered, it’s the entrance of Sulphur.
[It’s blinking……so get out in time? Is that it?] (Ryouta)
I thought for a moment, and went out for now.
Taking the corn I went out of the dungeon.
[Are you alright?] (Celeste)
Emily and Celeste were both there.
[So the both of you are alright too.] (Ryouta)
[Yes desu. I was panicking desu.] (Emily)
[What you were panicking, was the fact that the hammer that you’re holding disappeared right?] (Ryouta)
Emily had her hammer on her hands, and my revolvers and bullets were now on me.
When it said no item it really meant it, and once you return they would return along with it.
[Yes desu! I was able to defeat the enemy holding a club and returned desu.] (Emily)
[Equipments are restricted….Then even Celeste’s Bicorn too?] (Ryouta)
[Yeah, and one more thing.] (Celeste)
[Which is?] (Ryouta)
[I can’t use Inferno. My Mana wasn’t enough.] (Celeste)
[Though I could use a fire ball.] (Celeste)
[…..So even our levels reset when we’re inside.] (Ryouta)
Even more things were found about this dungeon.
When you’re talking about item restrictions, something else would come in a set, and that was a level reset.
So no matter how high your level is, once you stepped foot into the dungeon, your level would go back to 1.
I can’t confirm it a 100%, but it should be like that.
Then from inside, it was Eve that came out.
She had scratches on her cheeks and shoulders.
[You alright Eve.] (Ryouta)
[Bunny has dropped to the same as low level.] (Eve)
[Aah, so it really was that.] (Ryouta)
Though I didn’t ask why, but Eve somehow knew the level of the enemy the moment she looked at it.
[Then how do I put it, the moment you enter you’ll turn into Level 1, is that right?] (Ryouta)
[That’s exactly right. Bunny will never return here ever again.] (Eve)
[I got it. Leave it to me then.] (Ryouta)
Returning back to Level 1, now that I knew it for certain, it’s plenty enough for information.
Then, another information was certain.
That my ability did not fall.
A dungeon that turns you back to Level 1, towards me who was Level 1 to begin with, my stats did not decrease whatsoever.
In a way, it’s a dungeon best suited for me.
[Even the drop was salty, the item was only worth 100 Piro.] (Ryouta)
[It will increase after the 2nd fight.] (Eve)
Eve said it with a glowering look on her face.
[Increased? And what do you mean by the 2nd fight?] (Ryouta)
[A slightly stronger one compare to the first one appears, and once you defeat it the drop doubles.] (Eve)
[The third time would double even further. That’s why I got out.] (Eve)
[Etto…..that means…..?] (Ryouta)
I tilted my head, and Eve was rummaging something, took out a Negi and threw it on the ground.
It was a different drop from mine, a Negi.
The amount was…..
[Around 700 Piro.] (Celeste)
[That much nanodesu.] (Emily)
[That’s right. There might be some errors here and there.] (Celeste)
Emily and Celeste both agreed.
Since everyone had been dungeon crawling for a pretty long time, they could somewhat guess the amount of a drop by looking at it.
[Mine was a corn, 100 Piro worth.] (Ryouta)
[My drop was a cucumber nanodesu, same as Yoda-san, 100 Piro nanodesu.] (Emily)
[Mine’s a Shiitake….and as expected it’s also 100 Piro.] (Celeste)
[So the more you hunt the higher the drop and the amount.] (Ryouta)
[That might be it.] (Celeste)
[Alright, I’ll dive in first.] (Ryouta)
[Are you gonna be alright nanodesu?] (Emily)
[Well, my initial level is 1, and my stats did not drop.] (Ryouta)
[I see nanodesu!] (Emily)
[As expected of Ryouta-san, a dungeon made just for you.] (Celeste)
[Even though you’re a low level, such conceitedness.] (Eve)
Being sent of by everyone, I went back into the dungeon, at that time.
[I’m back~. This is amazing~ amazing~, Ryo-chan is awesome~] (Alice)
Alice was radiating with happiness, and brought back a mountain load of tomatoes.
[Alice? How did you get that much amount?] (Ryouta)
[Ryo-chan is amazing, he soloed everything~] (Alice)
[Soloed everything?] (Ryouta)
[Yes! Even when Ryouta doesn’t have a weapon, he’s still strong!] (Alice)
Alice was extremely happy right now.
Ryo-chan, Alice’s summoning magic, a summoning magic that allows her to make an exact replica of me.
[So you don’t have to go in again.] (Celeste)
[As expected of Yoda-san nanodesu.] (Emily)
It was confirmed in an unexpected way.
I could clear the entire dungeon.
[The drop…….how many times did you have to fight the monster?] (Ryouta)
[9 times.] (Alice)
Alice immediately replied.
A mountain of tomato, and 9 times of drops.
I could calculate immediately with the previous assumption from the two information.
Starting from 100, double the ninth, the sum.
[So around 10k per round?] (Ryouta)
I needed further verification as to whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing.
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