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Level 1 Guy: Chapter 170 – Food Battle

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After defeating the Grand Eater, exhausted I sat down on the spot.

I somehow managed to defeat it…..This battle, it might just be one of the hardest opponent I’ve ever faced before.

To be put into such a tight situation.

 

[…..] (Ryouta)

 

……No.

I wasn’t the one…..that defeated it.

 

I looked around my surroundings.

The entrance of Nihonium Dungeon’s first floor.

 

In front of me was the exit, and I could see the outside scenery.

When I turned around, it was the dungeon walls that I was so familiar with, and even the familiar Skeletons were seen walking around.

 

However, nothing was found.

The drop, isn’t there.

 

My own unique skill, S Drop.

With a world where everything is essentially dropped in dungeons, with this S Drop skill, no matter what kind of monsters I fought, it would always drop something for me.

 

Even in Nihonium where no humans in this world could manage to get a single drop out of the monsters, or even rogue monsters.

When I defeated it, I would get a drop.

 

However, this wasn’t the case.

Because I wasn’t the one who defeated it.

 

And strictly speaking, it was a close victory.

Using the logic behind this world’s understanding, I lured the opponent out of the dungeon and finally exterminated it.

So it wasn’t exactly I who defeated it.

 

Hence why there weren’t any drops.

 

This was the first time a drop didn’t drop.

For me who can literally get any drop just by defeating it, it was the first time I’m experiencing this.

 

[……………..] (Ryouta)

 

It’s kinda…..No, it’s definitely.

It felt mortifying.

 

It would’ve been fine if I didn’t notice it, but once I’ve noticed it, it felt like a fish bone was stuck in the back of my throat.

It really bothered me, and I can’t seem to wipe it off from my memory.

It felt something like that.

 

What should I do…..as I was thinking.

A woman, no a half transparent doll sized woman that was wearing a kimono appeared in front of me.

In my mind, I have confirmed that she was Nihonium herself and she was bowing to me.

With an image that stayed true to her clothing, she was elegantly bowing to me.

 

Although she wasn’t saying anything, I knew that she was trying to thank me.

 

[Don’t mind it, I would’ve been in trouble if this place were to disappear as well.] (Ryouta)

[…..] (Nihonium)

 

Nihonium then turned around and started walking.

The way she walked reminded me of a well mannered student walking in the hall, a graceful walk.

 

She walked further a little, then stopped and turned to look at me.

 

[……Does that mean, you want me to follow you?] (Ryouta)

 

Hearing that, Nihonium continued walking.

I have no idea what’s happening, but for the time being I followed behind her.

 

[So you’re really Nihonium right?] (Ryouta)

[………?] (Nihonium)

 

While leading me, she stopped and turned her neck, then tilted her head.

 

[Wait it’s weird that you’re tilting your head, I mean no matter who’s looking at it, they would’ve figured out.] (Ryouta)

 

I pointed to the side.

Nihonium Second Floor, the floor where Zombies reside.

 

Usually the zombies would growl and make chase, however that wasn’t the case right now.

The zombies left a path for her, then putting their hands together on their knees, they bowed in sync.

 

[What is this Yakuza style greeting, and doesn’t this just make you look like a Yakuza Wife?] (Ryouta)

[………..] (Nihonium)

 

Nihonium just smiled sweetly without answering my question.

 

She just silently lead me.

Even the third and fifth floor, all the undead monsters in Nihonium bowed their heads and gave way.

 

Then, after leading to the end of the fifth floor, Nihonium suddenly stopped.

There was a stone beside it.

She was looking at it, then turned to me.

 

[Aah, so there was another one here.] (Ryouta)

 

I answered.

She really is Nihonium…..the spirit of this dungeon.

 

It seemed like just your ordinary stone, but it was the stone of that Grand Eater.

I guess similar to how Aurum could detect those Adventurer Hunters, Nihonium could do the same and detect the stone.

 

I then looked closely at the stone.

The stone that would hatch a Grand Eater—–a drop from the Grand Eater.

 

And I….didn’t get this drop.

 

Looking at it, I found a nearby spot and sat down.

 

I was thinking.

A way to remove that fish bone from the back of my throat.

I was thinking of ways to clear that mindset.

 

……I’m sure if I were to ask Celeste, she’ll have the answer.

As it could be mass-produced enough to be used as a method of conspiracy, I’m sure they is a way to defeat this Grand Eater, so I sat down and thought about it by myself.

 

Looking at the stone again, I thought back about the fight.

Although it was a fight that had me taste utter defeat, I was thinking of what I hadn’t used against it yet.

 

In a way, it has only one pattern.

The only thing the Grand Eater does is erasing anything in existence like an eraser.

 

It was kinda similar to the Annihilation Bullet, whatever it touches would cease to exist.

 

[…..What an impossible opponent.] (Ryouta)

 

It wasn’t just physical objects but Magic that it erases, so without a doubt it was an Impossible Opponent (In the WN, it says 無敵(muteki) which literally translates to an invincible opponent, but I don’t know, I find impossible to be more fitting cause right now he can’t defeat it)

What if I use something that can’t be erase to defeat it? If not, I’ll have to just give up….

 

[…..Hm?] (Ryouta)

 

Something pulled me.

For a moment something was pulling me.

 

What was it?

 

Going backwards, I retraced my thoughts.

Erases anything, like an eraser.

 

Whatever the Grand Eater touches, it erases it.

 

[Erase?] (Ryouta)

 

Wait a minute, erase?

Grand Eater, A.K.A Dungeon Eater.

 

Eater, it wasn’t Eraser, but Eater.

 

The name says it all.

Even it’s real name, and the other nickname.

Both of them had Eater in it.

 

It wasn’t erasing, but consuming.

 

[So it consumes……] (Ryouta)

 

Again, I stared at the stone.

 

 

Outside of Nihonium Dungeon, just outside of the entrance.

I left the rock near the inside of the entrance, and walked away.

 

It was just for insurance.

If it really doesn’t work, I can just use the Trash Bullet again, so this was just for insurance.

 

I really wish it wouldn’t come down to that, so I prayed that my plan would work.

Then, I waited for it hatch.

 

Afterwards, the air around me changed.

It was the same atmosphere as when a Dungeon Master appeared.

 

It seems that the stone has been hatched into a Grand Eater.

 

I took out my revolver.

Then, loading two different bullets into my remaining revolver I prepared myself.

 

It was the Lightning Bullet, and the Recovery Bullet.

When I explored the Dungeon, this two bullets were what I chose that became Infinite.

 

Firing the Infinite Lightning Bullet, it didn’t hit, but it hit at somewhat at the right side of the Grand Eater.

The Grand Eater reacted to it, and using its arms it consumed the Lightning Bullet.

 

Next I fired the Recovery Bullet, again it didn’t quite hit the Grand Eater but barely at the left side of it.

Again it reacted the same way, and consumed the Recovery bullet using its arms.

 

Lightning Bullet, Recovery, Lightning, Recovery bullet.

I kept swapping the bullets and fired.

 

In a way, it was the same as when I used the Trash Bullet.

Firing at the left and right side, I was swaying the Grand Eater left and right.

 

It’s as if the Grand Eater was doing a repeated lateral jump, while consuming the bullets.

 

I continued firing it.

From 10 shots, to 20, to 50…..100…..

 

Since it was Infinite, I kept firing at its left and right.

 

After firing for some time, I noticed that the Grand Eater was getting larger. It was larger than its original size—–about twice its original size.

It looked larger that I wouldn’t make a mistake just by looking at it.

 

Grand Eater, it wasn’t Eraser, it was  Eater.

 

If it consumes, there must be a limit.

There might be a limit if it was an Eraser, but the limit for Eater would be much lower.

That was what I thought, thus I continued letting it consume the infinite bullets, then after some time it had an effect.

 

I can do this, if I continue with this kind of pace, I can defeat it.

I then continued repeatingly fired the bullets left and right.

 

And the Grand Eater’s body became increasingly larger.

 

[……I wonder if it truly works?] (Ryouta)

 

Unconsciously, doubt seeped into my thought, because the pace in which it was eating did not slow down.

No matter how many times I fired, it would just move its arms left and right without problem.

 

[…….] (Ryouta)

 

Stopping myself from such delusions, I continued firing.

Believe in yourself, I have already fired more than ten times the amount since the start at the Grand Eater, and it should be giving results.

 

Pfffff……

 

I could hear the sound of air leaking.

A part of the body of the bulged up Grand Eater suddenly teared apart and immediately let out air.

 

While running out of air, the Grand Eater continued swinging its arms but it started to attack me, however the pace of me getting out was faster and eventually it gotten smaller and smaller until it disappeared.

 

The amount of bullets eaten to reach its limit was———-around the 4 digits before the Grand Eater disappeared.

Then from where it was standing, it dropped a shiny stone.

 

[…….Alright.] (Ryouta)

 

While holding my gun, I did a gut pose with my empty hand.


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22 Comments »

  1. So while i like this story several things bug me about it.

    Namely if everything in the world comes from dungeons including the materials used to build houses and if “finished” products are left unattended they make frankenstein rouge monsters, how do they prevent houses from routinely turning into monsters considering the greater majority of people delve into the dungeon?

    Another thing that bugs me is MC’s S rank drop stat, i mean a whole slew of items that basically seemed to be created because he exists. or rather there are so many “unknown” drops in this world precisely because no one else has S rank.

    Might bother me a bit less if there was at least some very secret knowledge that rouge monsters drop items at like .00001% drop rate similar to the entrance to meet the dungeon spirits. but it seems like there is a whole new world of items that were created specifically for the MC.

    Then there is the issue with the drop system in general, specifically the S rank drop system, how most of the vegetable class monsters seem to drop normal bullets, idk with a world that has such a robust drop system to the point where it is the pillar of how the world functions seems weird with redundant drops especially because it seems like normal bullets are the only ones that so far drop from multiple monsters, also for that matter how come if he can get revolvers he hasn’t found other weapons like a rifle or an AR-15 ect. (would imagine if they exist they come from the other floors as the one the tuna comes from)

    For that matter kind of annoyed considering his S rank and rouge room that MC does not explore rouges more often, i mean he literally can get items no one else in this world can and he doesn’t fully experiment to push the limits of what he can and cannot get. that said not looking for a laundry list of him constantly farming but maybe offhandedly mentioning the results like: peaches just produce normal bullets ect.

    Also bugs me that considering all the dungeons are made up of elemental names (chemistry wise) there is obviously a set amount of them in addition to the fact that dungeons can die (the rock dungeon and now with the dungeon eater) and they are born again, wouldn’t the drops from a specific dungeon be fairly documented when reborn? or perhaps where a dungeon is reborn effects what kind of drops it has but the author hasn’t even bothered to flesh that out yet.

    Anyways despite my long list of issues/minor annoyances with this series i do really enjoy its my pace kind of feel.

    • In essence, yes he has to consume more than a thousand stuff to be destroyed? Well the weird thing about it is if lets say a dungeon is huge, what would happen if it eats so much that it dies without actually killing off the dungeon? Hmmmmm Anyways thanks for reading

  2. I was just wondering wht are the bullet drops for nihonium … I think either the author missed 1 bullet explaination or its I who missed it ..can any1 list the bullets pls?

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