362-330 Into the rocky mountains (1)

 After that, I increased the number of ropes to two, and Toya and I, using the Isolation Field to protect our backs, rappelled down the cliff side side by side, and when we reached the top of the hole, we activated the Light to precede us into the hole.

Okay, I'll go first then.
Are you okay?
It's better than you going in. ...... All right!

 Because of the small size of the hole, Toya curls up a little, kicks the rock wall, and jumps into the hole using the pendulum principle.

 It was a little risky because it was so small, but he didn't hit the wall and his figure disappeared into the hole.

 After confirming this, I jumped in as well, and found a passage leading to the back.

 While the entrance was a bit narrow, the inside was a bit wider, but still about two meters high. It was also about 1.5 meters wide, barely wide enough for one person to walk through compared to the previous dungeons.

 About ten steps into the cave, Toya was standing in the middle of the room, holding his shield and sword, staring into the depths of the cave.


 I asked a little impatiently, to which Toya replied vaguely.

No, I don't know ....... I don't know what is, but I think there might be one. What about Nao?
Is this ...... another mimic?

 I look around carefully and point to a point in the cave.

"Toya, try hitting that rock there. Impact hammer.
"Is that it? --Say.

 When Toya hit the rock I pointed at, it shuddered and collapsed into pieces. A bulky mollusk spread out on the ground from underneath it.

"Oh no! That's disgusting! --A rock shell?
Looks like. --I'll call Haruka and the others first. If we're too late, they'll be worried.

 I left Toya poking at Rock Shell's corpse with his sword, and I walked back to the entrance and called up.

"No problem! You can come back down.
Copy that!

 Natsuki's voice came back from above.
 And soon, Mary and Mitya came down.

 They're safe, so they don't jump in as fast as we did. When they reach the hole, I pull them in one by one.

 And then Haruka and the others followed, and we were all safely together. ...... It's so small.
 You can barely pass each other, so you can't even form a line like you usually do.

 When we got back to Toya's place, Mitya was poking at a rock shell on the ground with a small sword.

"Can we eat this?

 In response to Mitya's question, Toya stared at the dead rock shell and nodded.

Yes, it's edible. But it seems that there are not many places where you can eat it, considering its size.

 The rock shell that he had just killed was about 40 centimeters in diameter, but the shell, which looked like a rock, was about five centimeters thick, and the contents that remained after removing the remains of the shell were not as large as expected.

 The shell was about five centimeters thick, and after removing the remains of the shell, the remaining contents were not very large.

In the event you have any questions regarding where and the best way to get in touch with us, please feel free to contact us. The rest is guts and is not edible. If it is not cooked properly, it can cause stomach problems," he said.

 He probably used [appraisal].
 Toya gave me a very passive explanation.

If that's the case, then collect it! I've never had it before!

 Aggressively, Mitya didn't show any sign of being intimidated by the crushed mollusk, but rather happily retrieved the magic stone and began to dismantle the rock shell.

 As Toya instructed, Mitya cut off the unnecessary parts around the rock shell and took it away, which at first glance looked almost like an abalone.

 At first glance, it looks almost like an abalone, which is strange because it looks like a foodstuff.

Can't you eat the parts you removed?

"They are not poisonous, but they contain a lot of rocks. If you eat it, you might get a crunchy or gory feeling and chip your teeth. The best way to deal with them is to strip them alive from the rocks and throw them in the water, and they will spit out the rocks and dirt. The best place to eat them is where Mitya just retrieved them.

 Even though it is a shellfish, it seems to be completely adapted to land and drowns when it goes into the water.

 Therefore, they seem to throw away their heavy shells and spit out rocks in order to reduce their own weight and escape from the water.

 Well, even if it could escape from the water, I don't think it would be possible for a shellfish to survive without its shell.

By the way, what is its method of attack?

 I asked Toya, thinking that he must have some kind of nasty attack method, but he gave me an unexpected answer.

No, that's the thing, it's almost harmless. There's no problem ignoring it.
...... Oh, really? In this somehow evil hierarchy?
Yeah. Even if you're close to it, even if you sit on top of it, it doesn't move.
Really? How is that for a dungeon demon?
Right? Why does it even exist?

 I don't care if it's a normal animal in the natural world, as long as it's a demon in a dungeon, I think it's wrong.

But I'm pretty sure it says that you have to check if there are any nearby before setting up camp, right?

Yeah, that's the only thing you have to be careful about.

 To Natsuki's comment, Toya nodded and continued.

"They say that if you are sleeping peacefully beside them, they will slowly approach and pounce on you. Like in the face.
"Ugh, is that it?
It's disgusting. ......

 Mary and Mitya scowl at the corpse dumped by Mitya.
 I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.

It's not a problem if you're awake because it's slow moving, but you can ...... imagine what happens if you get one of those things stuck to your skin that sticks to rocks and scrapes them off, can't you?

It's really evil!

 It's scarier than a bad cut or bite!

That's what I imagine, but it doesn't really happen, does it, as long as someone is awake and watching.
That's right. It's impossible to sleep in a dungeon without a guard.
That's why it's usually only the guards who fall asleep that get hit in the leg.

I mean, it's still pretty disgusting.

 Maybe they'll scrape the flesh off your legs?
 Judging by the umbrella shell-like shape.
 Without the healing magic, it's going to be pretty bad.

But if you take precautions, you should be fine, so that's a relief. You can just hit the suspicious rocks around you!

 As she said this, Mary lifted the bastard sword in her hand.

 It's easy to forget that after Toya, she's the most powerful of us all.
 Even though she is second to last in size.

 I don't know how she's going to grow up, but my hope is that she doesn't become too muscular. She has precious beast ears.

 Fortunately, in this world, you don't need to be muscular to have a high level of physical strength.

...... Well, you could try hitting it, but with a war hammer instead, right? I've got one for the gargoyles.

"Yes, I understand. I'll do my best to crush it!

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