331-299 21-layer (2)

It's obviously the fault of this hierarchy.

 Haruka said, looking around at the magnificent scenery, and Toya nodded in agreement.

That's right. The stairs were very long, and the height of the sky ......, or was the sky the same for 20 layers?

Yeah. I couldn't see the ceiling, but it wasn't that high from the distance I could detect the transition point.

The length of the staircase itself isn't far enough to make it imperceptible, but is ...... space distorted?

It's possible. In the first place, the dungeon itself is not normally under the ground.

 Just as you can't reach the dungeon by digging in the ground above it, you can't necessarily reach the lower levels by digging in the floor of the dungeon.

 There are some cases where you can reach the lower layers, but the first two layers of the dungeon are probably the ones you can't reach.

 Or rather, if they do, they will fall and die for sure.
 Even if the stairs were only as long as they were high.

"...... Well, if we set up a transfer point here, it won't be a practical problem, right?
"Yes. We have a good inventory of transfer points.

 Since my alchemy level is higher than it was at the beginning, I have a certain amount of transfer points in my magic bag.

 It's not that the cost is low, it's just that it costs Haruka and her team a little extra in terms of time and money.

 It is not a low cost, but if you use it as an insurance policy for your life, it is not a problem.

The question is, where do you start? ......
"Looking at it like this, there are a few places where you can get off.

 As Toya crawled on the ground and looked down at the cliff, I looked again and saw several ledges jutting out a few dozen meters down along the cliff path.

 I can't see them clearly, but I can see a narrow path leading out from the ledges that cut through the cliff.

 The cliff seems to be a shelter, and it is difficult to tell from here.

I think we should just take the closest one.
"Yes, I think so. It's better to be close to here, in case we have to move back.
So, that's it.

 The nearest descent point would be the plaza at the bottom of the stairs, and the ledge at the bottom of the path extending about ten meters to the right.

I'm first in line, aren't I?
Who else is there?

 I'm sorry that I'm leaving Toya in charge of everything, but he's the most rigid, so I have to be rational about it.

I knew it. I knew it.
You know, ......, if you want, I can take over.
I can't accept that, Mary.

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

 I'm not sure if I'd be able to do it, but I'm sure I'd be able to do it.

 But I'd rather go myself than leave it to her. And Toya is even more qualified for the job, so it's only natural.

I'm sorry, Toya. But there's no one to take your place. I'm sorry, Toya, but it's not like I'm s*xist or anything.

I know. Except for the healers and the younger ones, Yuki and Nao. It's more my role than theirs.

I'll support you, just hang in there.

 Sighing, I pat Toya on the shoulder as he begins to tie the lifeline, and I drive the stake into the ground.
 I'll use the rope ladder to get down, but I'll also tie a lifeline just in case.

"Nao, where's the rock spider? It's not safe to be attacked on the way down, right?

The wall here seems to be safe. I'll check with ...... and see what they say.

 There is no response to the search, but the enemy is good at hiding.

 Just in case, I lightly cast a spell on some suspicious rocks, but there was no ...... response.

"Good. Well then, Toya, go ahead.

 I pointed towards the cliff, and Toya tilted her head quizzically.

"Didn't you just use the wrong intonation, ......?

No, no, no, no. Don't worry, I'll keep an eye on the perimeter.

Really? Yeah, I'll be there.

"Oh, yeah, Toya. Oh, and be sure to pick up some of the stacked mash and flonions that are growing around here.

 It was Yuki who said this to Toya, who was firmly attached to the lifeline and had her feet on the rope ladder.

 And Haruka and Natsuki nodded in agreement.

I'm sure you're right. It's a great way to expand your cooking.
I'm not sure what to say. Well, if you can afford it.
Good luck, Toya!

 Cheered on by Mitya, Toya began to descend the cliff.

 Considering the length of the remaining rope ladder, it was probably more than 20 meters to the ledge below. That's pretty high.

 The tallest building in our high school is four stories high.
 The descent is twice as far as that, and that's to the ledge.

 It's quite scary to start descending from such a height with a rope ladder, because there is a cliff with no visible bottom below.

 But Toya was disciplined enough to collect the stacks of mash and flonions that were within his reach, and he went down.

 And when he had descended about three meters, my [spotting] system detected a reaction.

I'm not sure what to do. You're fast! Up!

 The one who immediately reacted to my words was Haruka.
 I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but it's a good idea.
 I'm not sure what to make of it.

The first attack was also by Haruka.

 The first attack was also by Haruka.

 I'm not going to lose in terms of magic power, but in terms of range, I'm no match for Haruka's bow.

 I'm not going to lose to the power of magic, but if you're talking about range, you're no match for Haruka's bow. Haruka quickly picks up the arrow, and as soon as she takes her hand off the string, the arrow travels through the air and heads for a bird.

 A direct hit course.
 But the enemy didn't just run straight into it.

 He changed the angle of his wings slightly to avoid it, but Haruka's arrow pierced his wings faster than he could succeed.

 This is a great way to make sure that you don't end up in a situation where you're not the only one.

"'Fire Arrow'!

 The next attack came from Yuki and me at the same time.

 The next attack came from Yuki and me at the same time. As we entered the range, the Fire Arrow pierced the body of the enemy, and the two birds also fell down the cliff.

I was in a hurry. ......

 The one who breathed a sigh of relief was of course Toya, who was descending the rope ladder.
 The bird was clearly targeting him, and in Toya's condition, it was difficult to avoid.

I'm sorry. I was out of range.

No, that's fine, but how good of an eye do you have, ......, to launch an attack from outside Nao's range?

Exactly like a hawk's eye. The original.

How far can you recognize Toya?

 I'm not sure how far away he recognized Toya, but seeing as he was definitely aiming for her, I'm pretty sure he has good eyesight.

You can't be too careful, you know! Again! And there are so many of them!

 The next reaction came from the upper part of the waterfall to the left.
 From there, there is a reaction that is approaching at once.
 I turned my eyes and saw a small dot flying towards me.

"d*mn! The target is too small!

 It's a good idea to take a look at the details on the web and see if you can find anything that might help you.

I'm not sure what to do.
I think it's a fish!

 You can't see it clearly because it's still far away and it's coming at you head-on, but it's probably some kind of flying fish.

 However, the shape of the fish is like that of a datsu, and it has a long, sharp proboscis sticking out of its head.
 Numerous dots are flying diagonally upward as if gliding.

 When they get a little closer, Haruka fires an arrow at them, but even Haruka can only graze them, not shoot them down.

 As if to confirm this, Haruka throws away her bow and thrusts out her hand.

"Fire Arrow!
"Fire Jet!

 Yuki and Haruka immediately used the magic they were familiar with, while I, after a moment of hesitation, used an imperfect magic.

 It was a spell that took into account the number of enemies, but as it turned out, it was completely incorrect.

 I'm not saying Yuki's magic was the right one, but I still managed to get rid of them one by one, while the enemies easily went through the flames I sprayed.

 My magic may have been inadequate, but I think the main reason was that the magic I used was fire magic.

 Fire magic is a spell with high attack power and is easy to use, but it is not without its flaws.

 I was aware of this, or to be more precise, I was aware of it, but I didn't think it was a serious problem.

 But now, that shortcoming has been exposed.
 It lacks mass.
 For example, a charging orc.

 Even if you blow its head off with the "Fire Arrow," its body will roll toward you with inertia.

 This is because the "Fire Arrow" itself does not have the effect of pushing back the opponent.

 It has some explosive power, but the penetrating power is stronger than the explosive power, so it doesn't blow backwards.

 And less effective is the "Fire Jet".

 It's a spell that can burn a large area of enemies, but it's not powerful enough to burn them all in an instant, at least not with what I can use now.

 In other words, the enemy will fly through the flames.
 Whether it lives or dies, it's already a threat in itself.


 The flying darts that pierced the flames were aimed right at Toya, who was trying to climb up the rope ladder...


 Toya jumped, kicking the rock wall.