Level 1 Guy: Chapter 189 – A new village
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TLN Note: What a long chapter!
Morning, I woke up as the sun rises and as I opened the door of my room, I saw Emily in front.
[Morning Emily.] (Ryouta)
[Morning nanodesu. Yoda-san, there’s a letter for you desu.] (Emily)
[A letter? That’s rare, who is the sender?] (Ryouta)
[It’s from the Village head at Indole nanodesu.] (Emily)
[From Indole?] (Ryouta)
I received the letter, then cutting it opened I looked at what’s written inside.
After reading the content of the letter, I realized it was a letter of appreciation.
Seems like the villagers of Indole have heard the recent news about the former Association Chief of Samechiren, Linus, has recently been laid off, so they were celebrating it.
After i helped Indole, Shikuro took them under their wings, and Samecheren started threatening them.
Originally, Indole was under Samechiren.
With a city that has a dungeon, when a new dungeon had been born, as the pioneer they built a village in a place where there was nothing.
And thus Indole became a pioneering village that was made with the help of Samechiren.
Then, after some stuff happened, Samechiren started treating them badly, and I thus I went into the picture and helped them.
And thus the villagers all treated me as their [Saviour].
The letter had the word [Thank you] repeated in several paragraphs, which goes to show how much of a harassment they took from Samechiren before.
[Did they continue to pester Indole after that?] (Ryouta)
[It’s not at the level where they can report desu, it was what’s written desu.]
[So it’s just simple harassment……such underhanded methods.] (Ryouta)
Well, now that it’s gone it’s all good in the neighbourhood.
As the Association Chief of Samechiren will be under the control of Cell, all the harassment should completely stop.
I will pick up Aurum inside the dungeon in the evening, so I will talk to Indole about it so that the villagers would be relieved.
Nihonium, 7th floor.
Equipping Leia on me, I mainly used the Flaming Bullets to defeat the Mummies covered in electric.
The Mentality Seed dropped on the ground, and Leia was trying to grab it with her arms, but as I’ve tested that only I could touch it, her hands went past the drop.
[I cannot pick it up, I am so sorry Master.] (Leia)
[Don’t mind, this can’t be helped. Only I can touch it apparently.] (Ryouta)
[Only Master can?] (Leia)
[Yeah, I’m the only one in the world.] (Ryouta)
After picking up the seed, it dissolved from the palm of my hand, then I could hear that my Mentality has been increased by 1.
[The only human in the world….Master is amazing.] (Leia)
[Hence you don’t have to mind it. Just follow my pace for the other things.] (Ryouta)
[I got it, then I shall do this.] (Leia)
Leia transformed one of her other arm.
Even though it was just an arm, it went through a sophisticated change, and it became like a design.
[What’s this?] (Ryouta)
[It’s the map of this floor, and these are where the monsters are currently at.] (Leia)
As Leia explained it, it does look familiar to be the map of this floor.
And there were a few dots moving about.
Which was understandable that there are monsters there.
[I didn’t know you could even do something like this.] (Ryouta)
[I was practicing it yesterday. With this Master would understand the mapping easier.] (Leia)
[Aah, it is easier to see. You’ve been a huge help to me Leia.] (Ryouta)
Though Leia didn’t say a word, it showed that she was happy.
Even though I knew that Leia couldn’t pick up the seeds inside Nihonium dungeon, but in return she have another technique to help me.
To have a map to look at every time is convenient, and it does slightly increase the efficiency rate, but compared to when there’s none, it’s like taking out half the fun of it.
With such a useful ability to aid me, I easily increased my Mentality from B to A.
Afternoon, I brought Leia over to Indole.
Then I talked to the village head, and there he continued to thank me.
The villagers wanted to hold another huge celebration for me, but I thought it was too over the top, so I politely declined.
And right now, I was walking around in the Village of Indole with Leia.
The Golden Village, Indole.
Previously it was a deserted village, but with the appearance of Aurum Dungeon, it is now one of the busiest place with gold dusts being produced.
The village is as lively as ever, and the construction continued.
It’s going to not look like a village anymore, as the scale of the construction looks to be more of a city.
Even when we just walked around the city a few times, there were plenty of shops like a bar, brothel, gambling sites, and other shops where people spent large amounts of money inside.
[So this is Master’s own city…..] (Leia)
[By name only, as I haven’t done anything worthy of being called a Dungeon Association Chief.] (Ryouta)
[But it’s still Master’s city, and Master who has a city is amazing.] (Leia)
Leia’s words made me a little itchy.
Then we walked a little while more, and along the way there was a beggar there.
In a sense, it suits the picture.
As the people increases in a village, more garbage would accumulate here and there.
So when the population increases, the disposal of waste could not be quick enough.
So begging next to the garbage….the location looks tremendously natural.
As I passed by the beggar, some people would place a money inside.
It was much more frequent than the familiar scene I know off.
Well after all it is a gold rush, everyone is warming their pockets, so there’s no hesitation in giving.
At that moment I thought that doing begging here is good.
[What’s the matter?] (Ryouta)
[That is a monster.] (Leia)
[It’s a rogue monster.] (Leia)
Leia spoke with her usual lifeless expression.
Then her line of sight was capturing the beggar.
[Is that true?] (Ryouta)
[It’s the same type as Master’s dog.] (Leia)
[So a Cerberus…I see.] (Ryouta)
As Leia can perceive the presence of monsters, she knew what the monster was as she met with Cerberus, our house dog yesterday.
I looked at the beggar.
No matter how I looked at it, it looks to be human, but I’m sure what Leia says is true.
I went close to the beggar.
It doesn’t notice me yet, but if it did then it’s gonna be hectic.
It doesn’t have what Cerberus has, where he has a collar on his neck indicating that he [belongs] to an owner.
If someone finds out that its a rogue monster, that they would come and subjugate it.
Before that can happen, I have to protect it.
[May I have a moment with you.] (Ryouta)
[Wh, what do you want.]
The beggar looked at me with a slightly frightened eyes.
From the looks of it, he seems to be in his middle-aged, and his clothes were all tattered, and hairs all messy with dust.
From every angle I look at, it just seems like a homeless beggar.
But I believe in Leia’s words.
I took out my revolvers, and used the fused Recovery Bullet・Drowsy Bullet and fired at it.
The beggar immediately fell asleep, then I took him and put him into my pocket and left that place.
I don’t want him to go on a rampage, so I brought him to an area to talk to him.
The talk happens after.
For now I went out of Indole, and go to an area where nobody is there.
Then, I took the beggar out, and waited for him to wake up.
As he opened his eyes, he frantically looked at his surroundings, and was immediately afraid.
[Don’t be afraid, I’m not your enemy.(Even though I just kidnapped you and brought to a secluded place)] (Ryouta)
[W, what do you want from me.]
[I know that you’re a rogue monster.] (Ryouta)
As he wanted to run away, I quickly grabbed onto his hands.
[L, let me go!]
[Calm down, I’ve told you I’m not your enemy. If I was, I wouldn’t have purposely make you fall asleep, and instead kill you on the spot.] (Ryouta)
The beggar stopped rampaging after understanding the facts.
[Have you calmed down, if so could you tell me your story?] (Ryouta)
If it’s something like Cerberus’s case, then if there’s anything he needs help, I will do my best.
The beggar thought for a moment, then nodded in silence.
[W, where should I start first…..]
[First, tell me what sort of monster are you. No matter how I look at it, you seem to be a human.] (Ryouta)
[I’m a monster called Clayman.]
After saying that, the colour pigment on his skin suddenly disappear.
The colour disappear, and the shape changed as well.
It was drippy and a little slimy, as his body was covered in clay.
[I see, there really are many types of monsters in this world huh.] (Ryouta)
[Yes, that’s right.]
[So you dress like a beggar, and get the sympathy of the villagers?] (Ryouta)
[Yes…….For everyone’s sake I have to do this. Since this is a Golden City, full of riches unlike other places….]
[For everyone’s sake?] (Ryouta)
[I have other friends as well. But all of them looked like rogue monsters the moment people see them, and only I can work because of my state….]
[By everyone, how many?] (Ryouta)
[In total 56 of us.]
[That’s a lot! Isn’t being a beggar too hard to support that much?] (Ryouta)
[But the rest can’t be helped. Besides me, they will all be killed.]
It was the same with Cerberus.
From a distance he looks like a dog, and he travels around cities in search of food in garbages, and runs from humans.
I got a feeling that rogue monsters with self-conscious will have a hard time becoming a part of human society.
In some cases, I thought of keeping this monster at my mansion, but 57 is a bit too much.
Physically speaking, that’s too much to fit inside the mansion.
Even with my other houses, I can’t fit that much either.
I wonder how I can help, I guess I have to rent more houses.
Maybe I should build one myself.
I should make something like a dorm where monsters like Cerberus and Clayman can live there.
It maybe better if I make a special place just for them.
I suddenly thought of something.
The word make suddenly came up in my mind.
The formation of Indole, and my position.
[Let’s make a village for rogue monsters.] (Ryouta)
I looked at Clayman, and said that.
[Eh, a, a village for rogue monsters?]
[That’s right. Then I’ll be the Dungeon Association Chief of that village.] (Ryouta)
[I can take out money and ask some of the villagers to build one for us.] (Ryouta)
[Yeah. It’s gonna be hard to use the money that I’ve gotten as an association chief, but if that’s not enough I can just take out the money from my own pocket.] (Ryouta)
After talking about various things, I told Clayman the possibility of a place for them to live.
While talking, I will adjust the plan to a more realistic situation.
If I do my best I can earn around ten million Piros a day, plus with the position as the dungeon association chief.
I can do a lot of things, and I have other choices if things don’t go well.
After discussing those, I looked at Clayman.
[How about it, should I do it?] (Ryouta)
Clayman returned to his human form, and grabbed my hands.
[Thank you so much!!]
He grabbed my hands strongly, and the hardships that they’ve encountered seemed like history right now.
Thank you so much to all my patron supporters who have been helping me since the beginning, and to those who are helping me right now as well.