225-201 Gobgob

"The appraisal results for the pendant are in.

 As Toya had expected, it was Diora who greeted us when we visited the guild.

 Diora put the pendant on the counter and continued to speak.

"This was a very powerful anti-magic pendant.

"Anti-magic means that it can prevent magic?

"It doesn't prevent magic, it reduces it. If you want to sell it, you can get a pretty good price for it. ......

Hmm. ......

 What do you want? What should we do?" Diora asked, and we thought for a moment and shook our heads.

It's better to have it. For safety reasons.

 For those of us who have a basic policy of "value your life," a little money and the safety of our friends do not balance on the same scale. Even if we had to cut back on our living, we would not have the option of selling them.

Is that so? Also, as a reminder, all magic is subject to the effects of anti-magic. The same goes for support and recovery spells, so be careful.

"...... Oh, so it's not just attack magic?

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

I'm sure you're right. I've never found anything as convenient as that before.

 In the same way that attack magic usually involves allies, magic tools do not seem to be able to distinguish between magic used by allies and magic used by enemies.

 It might be a different story if the magic itself could be embedded with an identification signal between friend and foe. ...... Well, in reality, that's probably impossible.

 It would be impossible to do so in reality, because it would require the user to be able to make the anti-magic magic tools themselves, and the magic user to have a very high level of skill.

 It would be much easier to change the method of operation than to do such a sophisticated thing.

 Incidentally, we have a skill called [magic barrier], but it is not completely selective.

 If you are willing to accept it, recovery magic will work as usual, but if you are not thinking about it, resistance will increase slightly, and if you are willing to reject it, it will be harder to be affected.

 The difference between this spell and the anti-magic spell is that you can switch immediately at will.

 However, it is not possible to resist frontal attack spells and accept recovery spells from behind - at least not at present - so you need to be careful.

 How difficult is it to ...... keep the front of the body tense and the back muscles relaxed?

 If you are a master of bodywork, you may be able to do this, but it is probably impossible for us.

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But if you are attacked by a different attribute, it has no effect?

Yes. However, fire magic is often used to attack, so fire anti-magic tools are sold at a particularly high price.

 We also use fire arrows as our main offensive magic.

 You can get enough offensive power with wind, earth, and water magic these days, but you have to get used to it.

 However, I've been thinking about the future, and have been trying to kill my enemies with non-fire magic.

 Conveniently, I should say, because the enemies in the dungeon are weak.

Another weakness, or characteristic, of the anti-magic tool is that it is ineffective if you use magic on ...... contact.

...... So, if I hold your hand directly and use recovery magic, I won't be affected by the magic tool?

Yes. However, this also applies to attack magic, so it is dangerous if there are enemies who use magic on contact. --But if they touch you, it's a problem before magic.

I'd rather stab them with a knife than use magic on them.

 I'm not sure if I'd be able to do that.

 In fact, it is not easy to fight a close battle while using magic.

 It's not impossible, because we have been training to increase the number of hands, but it's quite difficult to use attack magic on contact,.......

 In particular, fire magic, if you are not careful, you may end up blowing yourself up.

 It's also possible that if Haruka and his team's recovery magic is greatly improved, they might be able to use it to cut the flesh off the bones in case of an emergency, but with the current regeneration, even if you lose a finger, it's not easy to heal.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.
I'm not sure. If anything, it's Natsuki. I'd rather have Natsuki, considering her strength.

 In the event that you've got a lot of time, you'll be able to get a lot more out of it.

 And in our case, with the exception of Toya, there is not much difference in physical ability.

And who do you think looks better with that pendant, me or Natsuki?
I don't have to answer that.

 Another thing to add is that if Natsuki is injured, she can heal herself.

 In that case, since it's a spell that you cast on yourself, it won't be affected by the anti-magic pendant.

Then, Natsuki, come on.
Are you sure?

 When I picked up the pendant and presented it to Natsuki, she looked at Haruka and Yuki a little reservedly, but they nodded without any objection.

I'm not sure what to make of it.

I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one.

I understand. Thank you for your time. ...... Since you're here, Nao, can you put it on?

Me? Well, that's okay.

Wait a minute.

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

"Oh, what's wrong?
I gave up the pendant, but what about it? I wonder?

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

I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results.
You can't help it.

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure you can do it.

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

Hmm ....... I'm not sure what to say.

...... What are you talking about?
"Well, take care of yourself. It's important to have relationships within the party, okay?
Thanks for the advice.

 I don't think Natsuki is that serious, so there's probably no problem ......, right?

 I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on.

I'm not sure what to make of it, but I think it's a good idea. How was it?
"Not so good. We found about ten treasure chests, though. ......

 As he said this, Toya laid out on the counter the potions and ingots he found in the treasure chests. There are no bosses this time, so there's nothing to ask for an appraisal.

 Diora probably knew that at a glance, but after picking up each item and checking it over, she made a troubled expression.

I'm sorry you're disappointed this time. Do you want to buy them?

"Not this time, but that's basically a disappointing dungeon. Please buy it.

Yes, sir.

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 You can earn more than this in a single day in winter.

 --You'll be able to get a lot more than that in a single day in the winter.

    I am aware that I am being a bit extravagant.

 After three days of rest, we went to the dungeon again.

 This time, we told Mary and the others that it might be a little longer, and that they could eat the food in the storage room without hesitation, so we were going to dive longer depending on the situation.

 Even if we ignore the demons and keep running, we'll need about two days to reach the fourth level.

 This means that you have to dive for a long time to have time to explore.

 Considering this, it is very nice that there is a magic circle at the end of the second level for returning home, but if I were to be extravagant, I would like to have a magic circle at the entrance that can take you to the desired level.

 If the levels of the dungeon were neatly overlapping, you could skip them with "area teleportation", but they're off to the side, you know.

 Of course there are overlapping areas, but the map shows that the stairs to the third level and the entrance to the dungeon are about five kilometers apart in a straight line.

 Even at that distance, I can somehow sense the transition point, but at present, I can only measure the distance, and it doesn't look like I can make the transition.

 However, looking at the map Yuki made, it seems that the top and bottom of layers 3 and 4 overlap quite a bit, so I'm hoping that I might be able to shorten the travel time.

 That's how I got to the unexplored area of the fourth level on the second day.

 After collecting two treasure chests that day, we proceeded to the fifth level, and when the map of the fifth level was mostly filled, Yuki growled at us while showing us the map.

"Hmm, maybe there's a boss up ahead?
I don't know. ...... Oh, I have a feeling that's where it's going to be.

 It's really just a vague impression, but the map seems to have a boss room.

 And since we've come down three levels since the last boss, it's probably about time there was a boss-like enemy.

But the interval is a bit short, isn't it? In the book, it said five or ten levels.

In most cases, right? Sometimes there aren't any, so it can be short, sometimes.

 According to our collection of books, which included several books on dungeons, dungeons have strong enemies at every level that must be defeated in order to advance.

 The interval is often every ten levels. Sometimes every five levels. There don't seem to be many other cases, but it seems that they do exist.

 In this case, a boss-like Tyrant Pickau appeared out of nowhere on the second level, so I guess it's an exception.

 By the way, just like we're ducking Tyrant Pickau, you can't just walk right past him even if you've killed him once, and even if you haven't killed him before, you can still walk right past him if he hasn't been resurrected yet.

 You have to kill the boss to proceed, but you don't necessarily have to kill him yourself.

"What do you think the boss is, if there is one?
"Considering Pickau, a Tyrant Goblin?

 Yeah. We didn't have much trouble, so we didn't talk about it, but actually, from the third to the fifth level, it was an entire goblin floor.

 There weren't many normal goblins, but there were goblin scouts, goblin fighters, goblin archers, goblin leaders, and other goblin variants.

 From our point of view, they were all small fry, but in a way they were perfect for training, as they attacked us in parties of several different types.

 The strongest enemies are the goblin leaders.

 The strongest enemies are the goblin leaders, the generals, and the kings. They didn't show up, but...

"Normally, the boss would be the king. What are the chances he'll come out with a general or something?

 If there's going to be a Tyrant, then it wouldn't be surprising if there's going to be an ordinary King.

 There have been so many goblins in the world, and yet there has been no king.

No, a king would be too much, wouldn't it? If you think about Orcs, a king is equivalent to more than ten thousand of them, right?

"That was an assumption, right? I don't think you're wrong.

So, captain, or worse, general?

 I don't think you're wrong.

 We got ready and stood in front of the door.
 Leading the way is Toya. He looks back at us, nods, and opens the door at once.

"! Captain 2, General 1, take the right!
I'm going left!

 I'm going to the left!" Toya shouted when he saw the room, and immediately began to move.
 At the same time, Natsuki also starts running.

 Just as Toya shouted, there were three goblins in the room.
 All of them were larger than normal goblins, and all of them had weapons in their hands.

 The goblin in the center of the room stood out from the rest, holding a slightly larger sword with a metallic sheen, while the goblins on either side held rusty swords.

 Needless to say, he's probably the Goblin General.

""Fire Arrow!"

 The magic flew almost simultaneously.
 Three flaming arrows headed for the goblin general.

 Speed before numbers.

 The goblin general was pierced by the three arrows that arrived in the blink of an eye - and just as he thought that, the sword he was holding swung out sharply, and one of the flaming arrows disappeared.

 But that was as far as it went.

 There were three arrows that were released. Even if you cut off one of the arrows, you will not be able to deal with the two arrows that will arrive in no time.

 One gouged his shoulder and dropped his arm, and the other wiped out about a third of his face.

 Not surprisingly, the goblin general could not survive in such a state, and he fell forward in the same position as he had drawn his sword, and stopped moving.

 Almost without pause, the goblin captain that Toya had confronted had his head crushed, and Natsuki's head was cut off, ending the battle easily.