Level 1 Guy: Chapter 158 – A Rich Man’s seriousness
Nihonium Dungeon, 7th floor.
The floor that prohibits magic, I enthusiastically hunted monsters on this floor today.
Since I couldn’t use the strongest magic Repetition, I decided to polish my combat skills.
Today’s training was countering. I could train with all my might without worrying there would be anyone coming in this unfrequented dungeon.
First off, I waited for the Mummy that was emitting sparks on its bandages to attack me first.
As the Mummy inches by, it charged at me and I dodged it at a hair’s breadth before immediately cross-counter the Mummy.
With the smallest amount of movement, and jabbed at it.
It was a counter move that I thought up for the Mummies.
The Mummy was blown away, and dropped a seed after being defeated.
Waiting for it to attack, and dodging it at the last minute before countering it at the best possible timing.
Only attacking a brief moment with maximum efficiency, perhaps only milliseconds.
The moment I managed to achieve it, the satisfying feeling rushed in me.
A piece coming out of a gourd was unexpected. Basically what I thought up as a joke turned out to be reality, and the feeling of wanting to counter more has started.
Focusing, patiently wait for them to attack, and at that precise moment countering the opponent.
The Mummy was blown away, and another seed dropped.
…..That was slightly earlier, I didn’t feel the response from earlier.
I adjust my body’s timing.
I did the same thing for the nex Mummy, this time the timing was a little too late and the Mummy’s attack grazed me.
I repeated the counter many times over.
It was much more difficult than anything I’ve come to date, but the pleasant feeling I get when I perfectly timed for it was staggering.
While practicing counters, my Mentality rose from E to D.
Afternoon, I went to Teruru Dungeon using the Teleportation Room and enthusiastically earn some money.
It was the familiar dungeon of Slimes and bean sprouts, but something felt strange.
It was noisy.
As I followed the location of the noise, I arrived at a place where a building was there.
A hundred square meters single-storied shop, which wasn’t supposed to be there yesterday.
There were plenty of shops built inside Teruru.
Prior to that, the adventurers gathered here which made it lively.
[Wh, what is this?] (Ryouta)
[It’s a rest area.]
[A rest area?] (Ryouta)
While scratching my head, I turned to face the adventurer next to me.
I do not know him, but it was a face I’ve often see in Teruru, it was those kinds of, I know of his existence but don’t know who he is relationship.
[This seemed to be made by the new Dungeon Association Chief. And if you step foot inside, your HP and MP would recover at a faster rate than usual, or so it seems.]
[So it’s like an inn in a dungeon…..] (Ryouta)
It would be a fairly convenient facility if that was true.
[But why would he build such a place? What’s more, I’m sure this isn’t necessary at the first floor of Teruru.] (Ryouta)
It’s not just me.
The first floor of Teruru has only Slime, and it’s the weakest monster of them all.
So, considering that, I’m pretty certain it’s not a necessity to have a recovery facility in a floor with only Slimes.
[No you’re mistaken, it seems that every floor has one.]
[Every floor in every dungeon of Shikuro—–well besides Nihonium has this building.]
[They made them?] (Ryouta)
The man nodded.
Ain’t that just too astonishing……it was much scary than just oil money.
When I thought of such a thing, Cell came out of the building.
Behind him was a maid who bangs were hiding her eyes.
Cell went round the adventurers, and started speaking.
[Listen commoners, this recovery facility can now be used for anyone.] (Cell)
The adventurers were making even more noise.
[You can take advantage of this. With that, more commoners would be more productive in the dungeon.] (Cell)
Some adventurers were annoyed by the word [commoner] and furrowed their eyes, but most accepted the existence of such rest area where the majority could use.
[So you can use it for free…..isn’t this just a trap?]
[No. If you can recover within the dungeon, your efficiency would increase, and if your efficiency increases, so does the tax. Thus, if you have the money to make them, then it would profit the Dungeon Association.] (Cell)
Some people had their doubts, but the veteran adventurers were more accepting towards the rest area.
Though…..this is amazing.
I don’t know the actual cost, but it would seriously cost a lot to even make one inn house, let alone the entire dungeon.
In every floors, plus overnight…..
Rich people, are amazing…..
[Ooh, if it isn’t Satou-sama.] (Cell)
Cell saw me and came smiling.
The maid with the bangs did not follow and instead went back into the inn. Oh, so it wasn’t his direct subordinate, but a staff of the inn.
[You’ve came, I’m happy that you’re here.] (Cell)
[No, I just passed by here. But still, this is seriously amazing that you could create such a grand project.] (Ryouta)
[It’s measures to increased productivity, so it was something that has to be done.] (Cell)
He doesn’t seem to be prideful, but then again there isn’t the humbleness on his actions.
It was a face that believes that “it’s natural”.
He’s seriously amazing in many ways.
[That’s right, there was something I wanted Satou-sama to receive.] (Cell)
[To me?] (Ryouta)
[Umu, please wait for a minute.] (Cell)
Cell took something out from his bosom, as I wondered what was being handed over? I thought as I waited.
A figurine fell to the ground from his pocket.
It was a figure of me—–that would’ve been fine if it was just that.
The pose was a posture of my counter that I was practicing this morning.
I just started doing that this morning.
[You damn STALKER!] (Ryouta)
[Forgive me, this is the thing I want you to receive.] (Cell)
As if ignoring me, he took the figurine and placed it back into his pocket, and pulled out a single card.
It was nothing extravagant, indeed, it’s nothing but a wooden card.
I received it, confirmed it, and asked Cell.
[This is?] (Ryouta)
[It is a communication device.] (Cell)
[A communication device?] (Ryouta)
[Umu, with this in the dungeon—–] (Cell)
When Cell spoke, the wooden ard shone.
Light emitted, and from nothing, there were characters emerging from the wooden card.
The thing that was displayed, was Selenium’s 4th floor.
[Selenium 4th floor? What does that mean?] (Ryouta)
[I wonder if it’s our luck that it appeared at such a timing. Actually, besides building this resting area, we installed a Dungeon Master detector in all of Shikuro’s dungeons.] (Cell)
[A Dungeon Master detector?] (Ryouta)
[Umu, as you know, there are no other monsters while the Dungeon Master is present, but if you leave it for too long, it will change the ecosystem of the dungeon.] (Cell)
It would be nuisance to not just the adventurers, but the Dungeon Association, and also the entire residents of the city.
[Hence it must be quickly eliminated, and this device is just for that.] (Cell)
[…..I see, so this let’s you know when a Dungeon Master appears and its whereabouts.] (Ryouta)
[Umu. So I was thinking of giving this to those who have the power to defeat the Dungeon Master. Thus, I wanted Satou-sama to have it first.] (Cell)
Cell put on a serious face.
There is no reason to refuse something like this.
[I understand. I will head there to defeat it now.] (Ryouta)
[I thank you.] (Cell)
Cell thanked me while looking at me with determined eyes.
Suddenly pushing Clint away and becoming the new Dungeon Association Chief, while wondering what had happened to Clint, surprisingly he was serious about his duties.
Thus, I went to Selenium’s 4th floor via the Teleportation Room and found the Dungeon Master—-a Bicorn with the detector and killed it with Repetition.
If left it as is, it would stop the entire dungeon’s production, so I momentarily killed it without thinking about exercises and such.
And for reporting, I returned to the first floor of Teruru via the Teleportation Room.
Cell wasn’t there, and hearing a neighbouring person talking, it seems that he went to the second floor.
As I went there, Cell had just finished inspecting the inn of the second floor. With the same appearance……the exact same maid with the bangs came out.
Just like before, he informed the adventurers about the inn.
I waited for it to end before approaching him.
[Oh, Satou-sama.] (Cell)
[I’ve defeated the Dungeon Master.] (Ryouta)
[Umu, I know about it. As expected of Satou-sama.] (Cell)
[Know about it? Ah I see, since you have it so you would also be informed about it.] (Ryouta)
I looked at the card that I received awhile ago, after killing the Dungeon Master, it returned to just being an ordinary card with no displays. Cell, who was the one who gave it to me, would obviously have one on him, so he would know of it as well.
[You’re a huge help Satou-sama, let me thank you again.] (Cell)
Cell said so while lowering his head.
He really is serious about being an Association Chief….was what I thought.
Pop, and, a figurine fell from his pocket.
It was a new figurine, a figurine of me holding hands while chanting Repetition—-a figurine of me just now.
[Oh whoops, this is a blunder.] (Cell)
[…….You freaking Stalker!] (Ryouta)
I shouted, as I made a fuss.