Level 1 Guy: Chapter 285 – A slow farm
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Looking at the K-I-A Board, I confirmed my status.
After defeating Zombie Dragons one after another, my Dex has finally raised to a D Rank.
As the counter 1 Dragons kept appearing during my farm sessions, it was much more difficult to farm efficiently. Before I knew it, it was already evening, and it was time for me to head home.
Since I knew the way to meet the spirit of Nihonium, the only thing left now is one last push—-
“——Let’s not do that.” (Ryouta)
I immediately changed my way of thinking.
No point pushing myself.
Isn’t the whole reason why I’m here is because I died from overwork?
Let’s try to avoid making the same mistakes twice in a row.
The next morning, after having my breakfast, I went and met with Plumbum.
“Ooh, I’ve been waiting for you.” (Plumbum)
As usual, she was drawing pictures of me, but when she looked up and face me, she smiled sweetly.
And the main reason why I didn’t want to push myself, is because I wanted to meet with Plumbum everyday, as promised.
If I were to burn the midnight oil, I’ll accumulate more stress, and it might affect my performance as well.
I do have a similar promise with Aurum, but since she’s always curious with so many other things, I don’t feel like I’ve betrayed her when I didn’t go and meet her for a few days.
However, Plumbum is different, as she has been betrayed before, and if I were to break that promise, she might not trust anyone anymore.
And today, she has her usual smile and laughter, which warmed my heart as I sat down next to her.
“What’s up, why’re you staring at my face like that?” (Ryouta)
“Did something…..happen to you?” (Plumbum)
“Your expressions seems different from usual.” (Plumbum)
“Different from usual?” (Ryouta)
As she said that, she used her hands to touch and rub my face.
I do believe I’m feeling normal, and fine.
“Are you worrying about something, and keeping it to yourself?” (Plumbum)
“What makes you think that?” (Ryouta)
“Don’t think that I’m ignorant, I’m always watching you, so of course I would know.” (Plumbum)
With how straightforward she was, it made me more embarrassed.
“I see. Well yeah, there is one thing that’s bothering me—–Ah no, more like troubling me.” (Ryouta)
“What is it. You can talk to me about it.” (Plumbum)
“I am.” (Plumbum)
“You can say anything you want to me if it helps relieve you.” (Plumbum)
“I see.” (Ryouta)
I’m glad that I came today.
No one has ever said that to me before.
I can say whatever I want to her, and she’ll listen closely to me, which makes me glad.
I told her about what I was worrying about, the fact that I couldn’t find a surefire way to defeat the counter 1 Zombie Dragons.
It’s not that I’m asking her to find a way to help me, but just letting her hear what I’m worrying about.
Plumbum who listen till the end, stood up and started waving her hands at random.
Then, 1 turtle appeared out of nowhere.
It was a turtle the size where even an adult can sit on, and the surface of the shell reminds me of a UFO.
“This is?” (Ryouta)
“This is the rare monster of my dungeon, a Chrono Turtle.” (Plumbum)
“Chrono Turtle huh.” (Ryouta)
“Try defeating it. The shell is hard enough to deflect any bullets of yours, but there is a way to defeat it.” (Plumbum)
She then taught me the weakness, and asked me to use the Growth Bullet to attack at that one spot.
The effect was as expected, with one hit, the monster was defeated and it dropped some liquid.
“And this is?” (Ryouta)
“It’s what the humans called <Toki no Shizuku>.” (Plumbum) (TLN: I tried finding the meaning of it, but all I got was a song by GLAY, and directly translating means drop of time/beads of time)
“Toki no Shizuku?” (Ryouta)
After saying that, she once again waved her hands and another Chrono Turtle was summoned.
Then, she threw the Toki No Shizuku onto the Chrono Turtle.
Then, the turtle’s colour changed.
“It has frozen……? No, if we go by the name——Did time stop for it?” (Ryouta)
“It’s an item that freezes the opponent when thrown at them. Maybe you can use this on that Zombie Dragon?” (Plumbum)
Nihonium 9th floor.
Looking around for a particular Zombie Dragon, I walked around the dungeon.
Then, I spotted my foe.
Moving closer, I threw the <Beads of TIme> (Temp) at it.
Then, the Zombie Dragon froze like the Chrono Turtle.
The colour changed, but it didn’t move at all.
What’s more, the counter remained at 1.
I went ahead and fired bullets at it, and the counter was still at a 1.
I did a guts pose.
Then, I tested some other things.
With the Zombie Dragon stopped, I used the Invisible Blue Flame Bullet and burned it, and the counter was still at a 1.
After having its entire body burned to crisp, the time suddenly started moving and it was defeated.
The Dex seed dropped.
Not stopping there, I wanted to test again.
I finally found another one, but there were 2 of them.
This might be hard to test, and I wanted to run away——-but I took out my revolver.
I stopped moving.
Then, something suddenly sparked in my head.
I can do it!
I tried scooping up water that is spilling through my fingers.
Concentrating at my fullest, my thoughts became clear.
I took out the <Beads of Time>, and threw it on my revolver.
The revolver changed colour, and time stopped.
I removed the bullets that have stopped in time, and inserted a new normal bullet.
Then, I fired it.
It fired towards the counter 1 Zombie Dragon.
Then, the counter————remained at 1.
With the revolver having the effect of the <Beads of Time>, the counter didn’t decrease!
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blooperfinal · 27th October 2019 at 2:04 AM
Kishi · 28th February 2023 at 10:15 AM
I’m wondering if author forgot about triple shot bullet, i mean that bullet is only one bullet but the bullet that was shot becomes three which i wonder would work against the zombie dragon
Mellitus · 27th October 2019 at 4:36 AM
Thanks 4 the chapter!
He wanted a more reliable, user friendly and certain way of killing the dragons, right? Because using Repetition was… I don’t remember what it was that made him reject the best magic there is, but he sure is doing it the worst way possible, right? Using a (probably horrendously expensive) drop from a rare monster.
DMR · 27th October 2019 at 5:13 AM
Expensive for everyone BUT him… and to be honest, the reason isn’t entirely clear…
RG · 27th October 2019 at 8:46 AM
He feels repetition is cheating and doesn’t want get complacent
CaTastrophy427 · 27th October 2019 at 5:40 AM
I think he’s trying to get extra drops using the forced-drop bullet on the ones with higher numbers, but yeah, for the 1-counter ones, just use repetition…
sfcipher · 27th October 2019 at 4:39 AM
Thanks for the treat.
DMR · 27th October 2019 at 5:12 AM
You know, I didn’t have the kanji, so I can’t be too sure, but I think it translated to “Drop of time” or “Time Drop”… though I can’t be sure…
That said, doesn’t he have a bullet that turns each shot into the item??? So if he mixes this with the speed up bullet, can’t he get a huge amount of the seeds in a very short period of time???
Thanks for the chapter XD
spare · 27th October 2019 at 6:03 AM
If remember correctly the drop bullet is made from dex seeds so it would be kind of moot to use it to get the seed that said ALL these dungeons and chances to get inf bullets but he doesn’t take a detour to collect the ultimate farm bullet (inf drop bullet)
DMR · 27th October 2019 at 10:35 AM
But I feel in getting power, he should try to be as fast as possible. Since the stronger he is, the better he can protect his loved ones.
GonZ555 · 27th October 2019 at 7:20 AM
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)
That was bold of him… if he accidentally froze time for himself.. that is either a bad end for him or a timeskip scene..
Mesmerised · 27th October 2019 at 8:31 AM
Thanks for the chapter!
dragoonofinfinity · 27th October 2019 at 9:57 AM
Honestly not using repetition is kinda just making things hard for himself. Its not like he doesn’t know how to beat them without it.
Also, “drop of time” seems way more consistent with the dungeon than “bead of time” because all her loot is liquids so a “drop” of time fits the theme perfectly.
Rexsaur · 31st October 2019 at 3:09 PM
It’s so that he doesn’t become over reliant on repetition and decide to take the easy way everytime
dragoonofinfinity · 4th November 2019 at 10:13 PM
Nah, he even said it’s so his skills don’t get rusty over time, but then the story also mentions how hard he works (go do this, check up on them, grind items here, make money there) every day…and he says he doesn’t want to work himself too hard. Kinda contradictory not to take it easy sometimes.
Aguinaldo "Cursed Lich" Silvestre · 27th October 2019 at 3:26 PM
Thanks for the chapter!
Usually I understand characters that don’t do something the easy way because of training but in this specific case, Ryouta is being just plain stupid. His new solution is way worse than repetition and different from a magic spell he can cast wherever; using a drop from a monster rare monster that he needs help of Plumbum to get in a decent amount is just reckless and stupid.
If he found out that shooting the dragon’s fire sac when it’s about breath fire make it explode and die in one hit it would be OK, he would have found the weak point after research and while I would have thought that spend 4 chapters on this a bit frustrating it would be understandable but this? Just stupid.