191-174 Plenty of marbled meat

 It was six days after the grilling party that the situation changed.

You're at the door .......
"Yeah. It's an unnatural door.

 A metal door slammed into the wall of the cave.
 It's about three meters high and two meters wide.
 Only the perimeter of the door is reinforced with blocks, but to say the least, it feels very strange.

It looks like a dungeon in a way.
That's true. There's not a single treasure chest in this level.

 Yeah, that's true, isn't it?
 Honestly, I was like, "Huh? Isn't this actually a dungeon? "Are we going in right away?

"Are we going in right away? It feels like a boss room.

I think I'd rather fill in the map first. If this is the so-called boss room, I think we're almost there.

It is possible that there is no boss, but ...... Nao, can you search beyond this door? I'm not sure.

I don't know. ...... I'm not sure. I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for and how you can get it.

 But I can't say for sure that there are no enemies.

I'm sure you can figure that out by filling in the map.
Yes. If there's nothing on the other side, there's a good chance there's a boss.
Well, let's try a little harder.

 I did my best.
 About a day and a half.
 No results.

 Just the usual killing of demons, filling in the map, and discovering that everything was a dead end.

 Then I came back to the door.

"If there's nothing here, it's kind of a scam, isn't it?

 Haruka shrugs as Toya stares at the door and smiles.

I don't mind if it gets you home.
It's a bit of a letdown, though.

 In the event that you're not sure what to do, you may want to check with your doctor.

There are no traps in the room. There's no lock on the door either. Would you like to check it out, Nao?

...... Well, I guess I'll just do it for practice.

 Natsuki, who was checking the door, told me to approach the door too.
 It's easy to forget, but I also have [Trap Knowledge Lv.1], right?

 I thought it might give me some experience, so I checked the door, but ...... all I could find out was that there were probably no traps.

 Just as you can't prove that there isn't one, I'm not sure if I'm using it well enough. .......

 I'm not sure if it's a good idea.

I'm not sure what to do. Are you ready?

 After confirming that I had backed away, Toya put her hand on the door.
 Everyone nodded, and the door slowly opened.


 Who was the one who shouted with a mixture of joy?

 A huge pickaxe appeared in front of us.

 According to the help, its name was "Tyrant Pikkau," which sounded brave, but was somewhat subtle.

 It is two times bigger than a Wagyu, while maintaining its stocky body shape.

 It sits in the back of a room that is large enough for such a huge body to run around in, and stares at us.

 It's a demon that lives up to its name, and it's powerful enough, but it's also somewhat charming because its appearance hasn't changed.

 However, the horns on its head are quite vicious.

 Even the leather armor made from Dahl's Bear might be dangerous if it were to charge at you with its horns.

 But it doesn't matter, and Toya shouts with joy.

"Marbling, marbling!
"Hey, don't let your guard down!

 "Hey, don't let your guard down!" I warned Toya, who looked like she was about to drool, probably imagining the amount of marbled meat she could get from her huge body.

 Considering the strength of the enemies in the area, I'd like to think that the Tyrant Pickau isn't unusually strong, but there's no such thing as game balance, so I guess I can't be too careful.

I think we can sell skins in this size.

I'm sure the tongue would be good, too. Piccau's tongue was too small to be cut into rounds.

 It seemed that Toya was not the only one who was taking it easy.

"Both of you, that's literally a guess. Let's think about it after we kill it.

 I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but I think it's a good idea.

 I'm not sure what to say.

 As if it had been waiting for that, the Tyrant Pickau raised its voice and began to run.

 It's fast enough, but not so fast that it's a threat,.......

 The short legs are unavoidable, and the inertia created by his huge body prevents him from stopping or changing direction quickly.

I'm not sure if it's a pig or a cow.

 While saying such unreasonable things, Toya dodged the rush and swung her sword.

 The sword slammed into Tyrant Pickau's neck, but the subcutaneous fat in that area was quite shock absorbent and withstood Toya's attack well.

 Of course, it may have caused some damage, but it was far from fatal.

"Pork tenderloin!

"No, it doesn't matter!

 It's true that the thickness of the neck and the amount of fat is similar to pork tenderloin.
 If I had to guess, I'd say it was Pikkau Toro.
 Piccau Toro is fatty in nature. It's not good for you.

 Squeak squeak!

 I guess he couldn't take the attack on his neck.

 The Tyrant Pikkau stopped in his tracks, stomping on his foot bellows, and shouted angrily at Toya.

"Good for you, Toya. I hear you're a cow.
No, I don't think so. ...... Pfft!

 It's only a beast.

 It was obviously a bad move to look away from the most dangerous one, Natsuki, and pay attention only to Toya.

 The cleaver that Natsuki wielded was not as sharp as the one Toya had.

 The cleaver was sucked into the neck on the opposite side of the neck from where Toya had cut him, and swung out without much resistance, causing blood to spurt out of it as Natsuki quickly retreated.

 The next moment, the Tyrant Pickau collapses to the ground as if crouching, making such a sound: "Gyu, gob, gobo, gobo.......

I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not. At least, it's weaker than the orc leader. ......

I'm sure it's just as well, since Toya's sword didn't go through it.

 In the event that you're not sure what to do, you can always ask your doctor.

 As I found out when I took out the demon stone later, Tyrant Pikkau was 6,000 rares at the purchase price. In other words, its potential is close to that of an Orc Leader.

 It has armor that can't be fatally wounded by Toya's sword, sharp horns, and a rushing power that comes from its mass.

 In our case, we were able to kill it easily because we had the weapons and technology to cut its head off, but depending on the situation, it could be quite a powerful enemy.

We'll just collect the meat in the magic bag and go to ...... the way forward?

 As if we were waiting for it, a door appeared at the end of the long, narrow room, as if we were looking around a room the size of a school gym.

 As if waiting for me, a door appeared at the end of the long, narrow room.

"Oh, it's like a fantasy!

 Yes, as Toya said, it was quite strange.

 It looks similar to the door at the entrance of this room, but the size has been greatly reduced to the size of a normal door - the size that a person can normally walk through.

There's no ...... trap here either. There's no key either.

 I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not. Yeah, ...... probably not.
 I don't know the key, so I'll leave it to Natsuki.

Do you want me to open it?
I'm sure you'll be able to find something that will help you.

 Haruka says, a little unsure.
 Well, we just killed what looked like a boss.
 But I know another pattern.

"There's also a pattern with stronger bosses.

 Yes, the kind where you fight the mid-boss and the last boss in succession. "Hahaha, he's the weakest of all the bosses! That's the pattern.

 --I don't know.

But you don't have the option of not going in, do you?

Yeah. We could go back to see if that path is passable. ......

It'll probably take more than a day to get back there, even if we run.

 Yuki made a disgusted sound at my words, and the rest of the team shook their heads.

 The fact that it took more than 30 days for the mapping was no mean feat, and even if there were no enemies along the way, it would still be a long way to the first level.

But it's only a day, right?
"Yeah. There were a lot of side roads. Do you want to look at the map?

 If you follow the map Yuki spread out on the ground, you'll see that ...... it's closer than you think if you don't get lost at all.

 On the other hand, there are a lot of dead-end side streets that are quite long.

 And there are no treasure chests at the end.

 If this were a game, there would be complaints.

...... Again, this is a nasty dungeon, isn't it?
I don't know. I'd like to see at least a few treasure chests in there.

 It's not like you can get rare items from demon drops.

 If you think about it, isn't this a pretty sad result in terms of rewards for the past month or so?

All we have to do now is see what's ahead: ......
I hope it's good.

 It was Toya's job to open the door.

 With some anticipation, we pushed the door open.