308-280 Challenge the boss of 20 layers (3)

"Well... The next step is to get the reward you've been waiting for: your first kill!

 After finishing the job, Yuki clapped her hands happily.
 Mary and Mitya looked at Yuki curiously.

"The reward for the first kill?

"Yes. When you defeat the boss, you'll get a treasure chest. ...... No, you can go to the room where the treasure chest is. There, right there.

 It's a new experience for us, and a new experience for Mary and the others.
 We walked into the room with the girls, who looked like they didn't understand what was going on.

It's a treasure chest!
It's really here: ......

 As usual, there was a treasure chest in the room.
 But what we found was a treasure chest with a slightly different shape than usual.
 It was like a long chest.
 It was about the same length, but slightly smaller in overall size.
 And the same as always: a transition zone and stairs leading down.

There are no traps in ....... Mary, Mitya, do you want to open it?
Are you sure?
I want to open it!
I don't care. I can't just give you the ...... contents, though.
Of course not! Well, then. ......
What is it? What is it?

 In the event that you've got a lot of time, you'll be able to take a look at the web site and find out more about it.

 The two sisters looked at each other, timed the opening of the lid, and peered inside at the same time.

I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one.
It's a little plain .......

 You can find a lot of different types of tents in the market.

 Were they expecting to find gold and silver treasure?

 I'd like to see a treasure chest overflowing with gold coins, but unfortunately we've never seen anything like that.

"At first glance, it looks like a normal tent.

 With a wry smile on his face, Toya walked over and pulled out a tent from the treasure chest.
 It's a big tent, maybe for four or five people.

 It is a large tent, but the structure itself is normal - a normal tent in this world.

 It doesn't seem to have any features that allow for instant deployment or compact storage.

 For those of us who are familiar with modern, highly functional tents, this is a rather disappointing item, but based on the pattern of the past, there is a high possibility that it is some sort of magical tool.

Maybe it's a magic tool, right?

"Probably, yes. But I'm not sure I want to use it right away, so let's put it away for now.

Well. Even if it's a good effect, it's not necessarily a good effect in that situation, so you have to be careful.

"Hmm ......? What is it?

 When Yuki asked if she didn't understand Natsuki's words, Natsuki thought about it for a moment and then gave an example.

Well, how about ...... 'a tent that lets you sleep very well'? It might be a good effect to get a good night's sleep, but what if you're camping and plan to stay up all night for safety reasons?

That's a problem. I see, there is that possibility.

 Yuki nodded her head, and Toya and the beastman sisters nodded their heads as well.

I'm not going to use it until I've evaluated it.

 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do this, but I'm going to have to.

I'm not sure what to do.
"Oh. Okay, let's go down.

 After confirming that we all nodded, Toya led the way down the stairs as usual.

 He walked down the stairs in silence, ...... and eventually stopped.
 In the middle of the stairs.

"......, aren't these stairs too long?
"Oh, you think? I've been thinking that too.

"At least it's longer than the stairs to the 20th level.

 Haruka nodded in agreement with Yuki's slightly relieved response.

 The staircase is quite dark and narrow, so I think it feels longer, but it is still too long.

 After the tenth layer, the stairs have been longer since the natural environment with high ceilings, but this time they are still too long.

 In the event that you've got a lot of time, you'll be able to take a look at a few of these.

 ...... It was more than three times as long as usual, maybe even four times as long.

 I had been going down the stairs for quite some time when I heard a faint sound coming from up ahead.

"Toya, what's that noise?
I don't know. I don't know. But it sounds like ...... something echoing.

 I tried to check with Toya, who has the best hearing, but her answer was incomprehensible.
 I also looked at Mary and Mitya, but they too just shook their heads.

 As you continue down the stairs, the sound gets louder and louder - it's definitely an echoing sound.

 Maybe it's the gurgling, maybe it's the thudding, maybe it's the long staircase, but it's a dull, echoing sound.

 If you ask me what it is, it's hard to answer.

Let's see, maybe that sound is .......
"Natsuki, do you have any idea what it is?

 Natsuki smiled vaguely and shook his head.

No, I thought it sounded like something I'd heard before, but here it echoes in the narrow corridor. ....... We'll find out once we get down there. Let's move on.

"Well, I guess we should. Nao, there's no sign of the enemy, is there?

Yeah. We're good.

Then why don't we just go? Tor, go, go!

Got it!

 At Yuki's urging, Toya started walking a little faster.

 But even at that speed, it will take a while to reach the bottom of the stairs,......, and when we did, we were met by...

I'm not sure what to say. I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.

"Huh-uh-uh! Huh!

 Mary and Mitya were the first to express their surprise.

 Mary's tail curled up between her legs and she screamed, while Mitya's mouth opened wide and she let out a few words that I couldn't understand.

 I can't understand what she's saying, but I'm sure she's surprised.

You can't possibly find this kind of thing here .......

 Haruka looks up in disgust, and there it is, a waterfall.
 And it's no ordinary waterfall.
 The image is that of Niagara Falls.
 I've never seen it in person, so it's really just an image.
 I can't think of any other word for it, it's just so big.

It's a waterfall.
"This is a waterfall? It's totally different from what I know. ......

 Mary and her friends had never been out of the city before they met us, and the only waterfalls they'd ever seen were a few meters high.

 There's just no comparison between that and this.

 Even if we had never actually seen them, our impressions would be completely different from those of those of us who had seen Niagara Falls or Victoria Falls on TV.

 Even I was overwhelmed by the power of this sight, so it was understandable that Mitya forgot his language and kept his mouth wide open.

 If I were not in a dungeon, I would want to stare at this magnificent sight for a while.

Oh, so it's a waterfall after all. But this size is bigger than Niagara Falls.

By the way, you've been to Natsuki before, right? Is it bigger than that?

Yes. We didn't get this close, so I can't say for sure, but my impression is that it looks bigger.

 That's the celebrity Natsuki.
 He had seen the real thing before.
 A huge waterfall spread out in a semicircle in front of us.
 There is a shelf-like section of rock that clings to the rock wall that rises up beside it.

 There was the exit to the stairs we had come down.
 The distance from the waterfall was probably no more than a few dozen meters.

 Just standing there, the water sprayed at us, and if we looked up, we could see the edge of the waterfall in a haze.

 If you look down, you can't even see the waterfall's pool because of the smoke.

...... No, but this is too ...... large a scale.

Yeah. I knew the dungeon was strange, but I didn't expect it to be this ...... big.

What's going on? I know it's useless to wonder, but ...... really, what's going on?

 I'm not as stunned as Mary and the others because of my knowledge, but Yuki is also twisting her head.

It's huge. ...... It's a perfect tourist attraction, isn't it?

"If you can get here, that is. --"If you can get here, yes." "A tourist attraction on our own private property. It's a strange feeling.

 I can't help but nod my head at what Natsuki said.
 This waterfall belongs to us, right?
 It's a very strange feeling.

 I wonder if this is how it feels to be a member of a famous family whose house is turned into a tourist attraction.