Level 1 Guy: Chapter 262 – Shutter city and rogue monster
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Path heading towards Tetramine, inside a horse carriage.
I was talking to Eve and Celeste who decided to follow me.
[Are you sure you want to follow me?] (Ryouta)
[I will never let low level go by himself.] (Eve)
For some reason, Eve was looking at me with an incredibly serious stare.
[What do you mean….] (Ryouta)
[Because of Aurum.] (Eve)
[Aurum? Why did her name pop up?] (Ryouta)
[Because that chibi is there.] (Eve)
[You mean Mike.] (Ryouta)
Eve slightly nodded.
[It was alright for low level to leave for a long time because you don’t need to fetch her anymore.] (Eve)
[That is true.] (Ryouta)
For a long while, whenever I leave the city, I had to come back early as Aurum wouldn’t be able to leave the dungeon.
But since the problem has been solved, I can take my time.
I wonder what sort of city Tetramine is, but I can finally stay for a longer period of time.
Eve suddenly chop me, and my head was tingling.
It’s been awhile since I was hit by her incredibly quick chops.
[If low level is gone, carrots will be gone as well.] (Eve)
[Now I get it.] (Ryouta)
I bitterly smiled.
So it’s the same reason as Aurum, is what she’s trying to say.
[So that’s why you tagged along.] (Ryouta)
[That’s right.] (Eve)
[But then there’s no carrot drop there though?] (Ryouta)
[If there’s no carrots, I just have to hit low level.] (Eve)
[Alright alright, I’ll try to solve the problem ASAP.] (Ryouta)
She nodded in satisfaction.
This time I faced towards Celeste.
[Then how about you Celeste?] (Ryouta)
[I’ve done some research, and it seems that there are places in Tetramine which has the least amount of Magical Storms.] (Celeste)
[Is that so?] (Ryouta)
[Yes, I might be of use, you know.] (Celeste)
[I see, that’s helpful.] (Ryouta)
[You’re welcome.] (Celeste)
Celeste smiled, but her face became slightly red.
It’s encouraging for Celeste to follow.
And one word of thanks really isn’t enough for it.
[I should give you something in return. Anything you want me to do for you?] (Ryouta)
[We’re friends though?] (Celeste)
[I can’t feel at ease if I don’t do something in return.] (Ryouta)
[I see. Let me think about it. If I come up with something, I’ll tell you.] (Celeste)
[Aah, please do so.] (Ryouta)
Celeste smiled with grin all over her face.
With my two friends in the horse carriage, we chatted till we went to Tetramine.
Hearing the horse neigh, the carriage came to a halt.
Opening the window, I looked out and asked the driver.
[Are we here?] (Ryouta)
He shook his head and stared forward.
Then I turned to where he was looking.
There were a few carriages stopped there, with people gathering there as well.
Beyond the mountain of people, the city is visible in a distance of about 30 minutes by carriage.
About half of the people were looking there, but nobody dared to move forward.
[I wonder what happened?] Celeste too popped her head out and asked.
[I wonder, let’s ask around.] (Ryouta)
[How about you Eve?] (Ryouta)
[If rabbit doesn’t have her carrots, she can’t work.] (Eve)
I see, so she refused to move then.
Well, we’re just going to ask around.
Leaving Eve behind, Celeste and I went ahead to the people who were waiting.
[What happened?] (Ryouta)
[No but—-Ooh, if it isn’t Ryouta-san.]
Seems like the guy knows me.
I don’t know him, but I feel like I’ve seen his uniform before.
It was a uniform from the <Swallow’s Repayment>.
Looking at that, I asked again.
[What is up with the hold up?] (Ryouta)
[No, it was unexpected. With this, we can’t even enter the city.]
Looking at that unexpected look with a bitter smile, I tilted my head.
The city of Tetramine, the entrance.
Finally Celeste and I, and also the people of the Swallow’s Repayment followed as well.
Standing at the entrance, I immediately understood the situation.
Tetramine was not an environment where people could live.
Monsters were wandering around the city, making it hell.
[How did this happen?] (Ryouta)
[Probably because the city’s funds have been exhausted.] (Celeste)
Celeste immediately said with some guessing.
[They might not be able to dispose the trash.] (Celeste)
[Now that you mention, there are a ton of Frankensteins.] (Ryouta)
[I see, Celeste was originally working as a trash disposer.] (Ryouta)
[Yup. If they don’t get paid, they won’t work, so this is what happens.] (Celeste)
[I see now.] (Ryouta)
When I came here, it reminded me of a rural area where the streets are full of shops with shutters up.
I looked behind me.
All of them were business owners, they can’t fight.
No wonder they can’t get into the city.
Celeste who noticed my sight said.
[They probably didn’t expect this catastrophe.] (Celeste)
[That is true. But then I heard that they bought the land…. But they actually didn’t come?] (Ryouta)
I guess it’s like moving the documents from the right to the left of their desks’.
[Then, I suppose we should sweep these monsters.] (Ryouta)
[I’ll help.] (Celeste)
[Then please support me.] (Ryouta)
[I got it—– Are you not going to use your guns?] (Celeste)
I nodded, then naturally started walking.
I walked in front of the flock of rogue monsters.
The strongest farming magic.
As I proceeded, I just fired Repetition everywhere.
The monsters disappeared one after another.
I went straight at the heart of the Frankensteins and defeated them.
There were some monsters which I didn’t defeat.
[Eruption!] Celeste chanted a strong magic.
Some of the monsters that I ignored were defeated by her.
I decided to leave it to her.
Like a detergent clearing oil stains.
[ [ [Ooooooh!! ] ]
The crowd behind us cheered as we swept away the nest of rogue monsters in Tetramine.
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.