309-281 The second layer is... (1)

"This is such a great place to visit, maybe I can make it as a tour guide when I retire? --No, I wonder if there's any demand for tourism?

 I'm not sure if there's any demand for tourism," Natsuki said, looking up at the waterfall and thinking for a moment.

You're always so steady, Haruka. You don't have to think about what you're going to do after you retire. You're still young.

But even if you don't retire, you might not be able to work, right? You know, that thing .......

 I'm not sure if you've heard of it or not, but I'm sure you've heard of it.

I'm not sure. Oh, you're pregnant? Are there any signs?
"No, but... But I'm not!" "Don't say that because I've blurred it!

 I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.

I'm not sure what to say. It's a good idea. It's true that for a tour guide, me, Nao, and Toya as guards would be enough. We can still make enough money to live on.

 Please don't make it difficult for me to interrupt you.
 Toya's grin is getting on my nose.
 Don't tap me on the shoulder while I'm nodding.

"Mmm! Now, where do we go from here?
"Huh. That's a very deliberate diversion.
Shut up, Toya.

 I'm going to tell Haruka and the others about your whorehouse habit.
 You're laughing and I'm punching Toya in the stomach.
 --Oh, shit. My abs are so tight.

"Yeah, right. This narrow ledge leads to the other side, but I wonder if it's a path?

 But then a slightly annoyed-looking Haruka left Yuki and the others and stood next to me, pointing to a shelf that clung to the cliff.

 The place where we came out of the hole is a little bit wider - but it's still a little bit like a large room - but the shelf that extends away from the waterfall is much narrower.

 That's what I imagine it to be.
 A walkway carved out of a rock wall, which was built when the Kurobe Dam was constructed.
 If you fall in, you will die.

 It is wide enough for two adults to walk side-by-side, but in reality, you can probably only move in single file.

This is quite a thrilling experience. To be honest, I'd rather use a wire and a carabiner.

 Yuki said this while peeking down fearfully, but it was just like that.

 If we're talking about height alone, Dindre's tree was high enough, but this one was by far the most terrifying.

There's no ...... trap that's going to suddenly collapse under your feet, is there? It's a dungeon.


 I'm sure you'll be able to understand why.
 The fact that you can't say for sure that there isn't one is scary.

Well, as usual, it's Toya who leads the way.

"Oh, no! I'm not sure what to say. I'm seriously scared.

I'm kidding. I'm just kidding. Let's hope Natsuki can detect the trap and tie each other up with a rope just in case. If only one person falls, ...... well, let's hope we can ...... handle it.

The most dangerous one is Toya. ......

 You can't help but notice how vague Haruka's dialogue is.
 Toya is the one with the highest weight and muscle strength.

 No matter who else falls, Toya might be able to support herself alone, but if Toya falls, Haruka and I probably won't be able to.

 Toya's weight, including her equipment, would surely exceed that of the two of us.
 If Natsuki joins us, will he be able to withstand it?
 If there's fall acceleration, even if Yuki joins us, she'll be dragged along.

 Mary is the one who seems to be sober and dependable, but I can't help with the weight aspect. .......

I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's worth it.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.

No, I'll take the lead. I'll take the lead. That way, if you fall, you'll be supported. Also, if anyone should fall, everyone should immediately squat down on the ground. You'll lose your balance if you stand still.

Are you sure? Natsuki.

That's the best thing to do in this situation. Besides, I'm also a vanguard.

 Although not as hard as Toya, Natsuki is also classified as a vanguard.

 It's reasonable that she can also check for traps, but there's something about having a girl in the lead that bothers me a little.

 But as we are basically equals, there was no reason to actively oppose it, so we tied each other up with rope.

 We tied each other with ropes that would allow us to move to a certain extent, but at intervals that would not cause too much acceleration when we fell.

 With Natsuki in the lead, the order was Toya, me, Haruka, Mary, Mitya, and Yuki last.

I'll go then.

 Natsuki looked back at us once, nodded, and began to walk down the narrow path, carefully examining her footing.

 The path sometimes widened, sometimes narrowed.

 At its narrowest point, the path was only about 50 centimeters wide, and it sloped slightly toward the bottom of the cliff.

 There was a part where the path continued for about 10 meters.
 To be honest, I was really scared.
 I wasn't aware that I was afraid of heights, but this situation made me feel quite uncomfortable.

 Haruka, for example, with a rather bloodthirsty and serious expression on his face, said, "If this is the case, I should have practiced 'walk on air' more seriously. ......" The situation made me wish for such magic.

 I had been walking on such a thrilling path for about 30 minutes.
 I sensed a curious reaction and hurriedly called out to Natsuki.

"Natsuki! Stop!
"Nao, what's wrong?
No, there's something that's bothering me. ......

 I immediately stopped and moved next to Natsuki, who looked back at me.
 But if I move, we all move.
 We are tied together by ropes.

 It's a little awkward to be stuck in a group against a cliff, but it's for safety reasons.

There's no response to [Searching for enemies]. I was a little curious about it. ......

 It's not a clear reaction, but the right wall in front of Natsuki, that's kind of bothering me.
 I'm not sure what to make of this.

 I'm sure my accuracy is much better now that I'm upping the level of my [enemy spotting]. .......

This area is ......

 I'm not sure what to make of this.



 The rock wall suddenly bursts open, bouncing my spear back.

 As soon as I grabbed my spear back, which was about to drift towards the cliff, the lump of rock that bounced my spear went straight down the cliff...

 No, there's an enemy reaction from that thing. What the hell?

"Rock Spider, the enemy! It's ......, but it's gone down.

 The enemy bounced off my spear and fell straight down. ....... Suicidal?

No, but if you look closely, you can see the string here.
Oh, really? ...... Really.
It's very thin. You can't see it.

 Natsuki was right. If you look closely, you can see a thread extending from where the rock spider was attached.

 Mitya squinted and picked at the thread and pulled, but it was so hard to see that from a distance it looked like he was picking at an empty space.

"So, is this the enemy? I'm not sure what to make of this. ...... Scary!

 Toya's face twisted into a grimace as he thought about the Rock Spider's method of attack.
 The speed at which he flicked my spear earlier was quite fast.
 It's dangerous even for someone of Toya's size to be struck suddenly.

I'm not sure if he'll be back. Will he come back to ......?

 In the event you're not sure what you're looking for, you'll be able to find it on the web.

 If you look at it like this, without the legs, it really looks like a rock.
 Seriously, if you don't have [Searching for enemies], you won't be able to find it.

"Oh, it's hanging, it's swinging. --Cut him loose.

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

"d*mn it. Nao, fire!
Yes, yes.

 At the request of a frustrated Toya, I lightly roasted it with Ignite, and the thread burned down easily, and the rock spider that was connected to it was swept away by the wind and disappeared down the cliff into the smoky water of the waterfall.

"Hmm. A little refreshed.
"I didn't get anything out of it, though.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.

 It may have killed the rock spider, but it didn't give you the magic stone, and the same goes for the other materials. All that was left was a few spider threads extending from the wall.

But isn't it just too much trouble to pull it up and kill it? The only thing you'll get is a magic stone and a spider gland.

 It seems that Toya had also done some appraising.

 The value of the magic stone is three thousand rares, so it depends on how hard it is, but if you can find it first and kill it, it might not be so bad.

"The gland's good. It's pretty good stuff, if I recall. Hey, Natsuki?

Yes. As you can see, it makes a very strong thread, so it can be used as armor for everyday clothing.

But it's vulnerable to fire, so it needs to be treated.

 Although it is susceptible to fire, it is not particularly weak compared to ordinary fibers such as cotton and silk, and is only weak enough to be used as armor.

 As Natsuki said, it is a very good material for armor, because it can be made up for by special processing when making threads from the glands using alchemy.

 Of course, if you make normal clothes out of it, it will be stronger and last longer than cotton, and it is also flexible, as Toya showed earlier when he pulled on it and it did not break, so it can be said that it is a highly functional fiber.

I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

I'd like to kill it before it dives. So, Nao, please. Honestly, I didn't get it.

Yeah, me neither. Your mimicry is pretty high, right?

I didn't even smell it. If it was an animal, I'd notice it at that distance. ......

 Like Toya, Mary and the others are sensitive to the presence of demons, and have often spotted them before I pointed them out, but that didn't seem to work with the rock spiders this time.

It's not easy to spot them when you see them. I wonder if I'll learn to recognize it once I get used to ...... it.
I don't know. ......? I'll point it out to you in advance, and you can try your best.