Chapter 433


Translator: ranzan

Editor: Weasalopes


Chapter 433 – Checking the Dungeon 2

Seeing small blobs fall from the ceiling, Ecces shouted,

「Is this a slime?」

「Piggi?」

Chel was very surprised.

「No! It’s not a monster!」

「Hold your breath!」

What was falling were drops of poison. It was another trap.

However, this trap wasn’t made to react to adventurers. It just dripped poison all the time from the ceiling.

In the case you couldn’t unseal the last trap fast enough, the poison would finish you.

「Ew! It stinks!」

Cruz said after sniffing the poison and tearing up.

If it wasn’t Cruz, whoever sniffed in that much would be dead.

I cast a wind spell quickly pushing the drops upwards and then a gravity spell to press them to the ceiling.

Because the poison was liquid, I pulled a bit into a magic bottle that I had pulled from my bag and sealed it.

「It still stinks a bit, but I can breathe now.」

『That really stunk!』

『Stink』

『I’m fine!』

At least two of the beasts’ smells were affected, it seemed.

「ryaa ryaa!」
Shiggy said, and then buried herself in my pouch.

She was probably running from the smell as well.

「I’ll cast antidote on everyone just in case.」

「Thanks. 」

So Yureena cast antidote over everyone and I passed the bottle of poison over to Luka.

「You can have this.」

「Thanks. I’ll take it to the royal lab.」

「You do that.」

Only Luka could examine the actual makeup of the poison, but I could check how the trap worked.

In order to know and disarm traps later.

「There’s definitely a system that allows the poison to drip gradually from the ceiling…」

「There’s no way there’s a limitless tank of poison up there. So what’s the system?」

「It might be that the liquid and gas form change off periodically…」

「…even so, how does it work?」

「It’s hard to physically understand looking at the construction of the room and so on. I wonder if it’s magic?」

If Luka said it was hard, then it definitely was.

I tried to think that if I was making a trap like thi, how I would do it.

「Well, we had to fight those clay and stone statues before, right?」

「Yeah, and you’d cut them up and they’d reform.」

「If we used that, it might explain it.」

Maybe the drops of poison were like those clay statues reforming whenever you cut them up.

But forming drops out of gas was a bit harder than that.

However, using pressure magic could allow it to happen, perhaps.

「You did mention that the rooms were made kind of like the whoever made those stone statues.」

「Yeah, if it was them, then it would make sense.」

「Hmmm…」

「Mooo.」

Seems that Vi-Vi and Moofy were both deep in thought about what I said.

They both looked cute being deep in thought.

Just then, I could feel something out there with my magical searching.

「A, an attack」「Something’s coming!」

It was something that Cruz could sense the same thing as me without having that magical detection.

Before I had noticed that something was attached to this poison trap.

However, it had to be so simple that I overlooked it.

But I guess sometimes I’m not cautious enough as well.

One part of the wall opened and a metal golem came out.

「An orichalcum one! 」

Vi-Vi said, and with her experience in golems, she probably knew what it was made of immediately.

「Weapons!」

Cruz said happily as she pulled out her sword.

And there wasn’t just one, there were three.

「Come on! There!」

But in a moment, Cruz had sliced them all up.

Ecces had pulled her sword out as well, but had no time to attack.

「Cruz…wow!」

「Heh heh heh」

Ecces praised Cruz but looked a little disappointed, so I told her,

「Ecces, best to let Cruz deal with the weaklings.」

「Sure…」

「You’d get tired using that destruction power over and over, right?」

「Yeah, I guess so.」

「Just keep it ready in case we really have to use it.」

「Understood.」

Luka said to her, kind of acting as an advisor to Ecces now.

On the other hand, Cruz was happily checking through the remains of the golems.

「This is good orichalcum!」

「Yeah, I need to check this closely afterwards. I need to study it.」

Vi-Vi said as she took and examined one piece of the golem’s left arm.

「I’m just going to check it a bit for now!」

「Moo moo!」

She said while checking over it with magic.

I checked it over as well, because I was curious about them.

Moofy sniffed away at the golem as well.

「I’d like to see them as well. Vallimie would be pleased to see these.」

「Yeah, my sister would love them!」

This dungeon was old.

Those golems were locked up with some technology that was centuries old.

I bet if Vallimie was here, she could tell us a lot of how these were put together.

「Ah, Sir Alra?」

「Yes, Belda?」

「You said these golem were made from orichalcum, correct?」

「Yes. Cruz got rid of them, but they are very fast and strong. Formidable enemies.」

「Maybe A or B rank?」

Luka said while thinking it over.

You would need an A rank party to beat one of these. All three would be a tough fight, though.

「This dungeon is horrific. The construction and number of traps are far too much for a beginner.」

Belda said, probably thinking about that dungeon near the capital.

「That dungeon before was at a level for beginners, but the basics here require advanced adventurers.」

「Just as Yureena said, the differences between dungeons are usually the strength and frequency of enemies.」

「Strength of enemies…and these were orichalcum golems.」

「You hardly ever see them, so I wouldn’t worry any longer.」

「I guess not.」

And with that, Belda seemed a bit relieved.

But in an instant, all the pieces of the golems reformed back to their original shape…and it was very fast.


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2 Comments


  1. 「This dungeon is horrific. The construction and number of traps are far too much for a beginner.」

    Belda said, probably thinking about that dungeon near the capital.

    「That dungeon before was at a level for beginners, but the basics here require advanced adventurers.」

    These lines were pretty mangled in the translation drafts, so I’ve tried to clean it up so it makes some sense.
    But I couldn’t quite figure out which dungeon was which, any suggestions are welcome.
    the original was like this:

    「This is some horrific dungeon. The construction and number of traps are far too much for a beginner.」

    Belda said, probably thinking about that dungeon near the capital.

    「That dungeon before was a beginners, but the basics are the same as advanced adventurers.」

  2. Happy Lunar New Year!
    Thanks for the treat.

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