369-337 Gargoyle (1)

 Fortunately, as soon as we finished widening the passage, the golems stopped growing in size.

 The largest of the golems was twice Toya's height, and only slightly larger.

 However, an Iron Golem of that size was quite formidable.

 Attacks from the front were almost ineffective, and Toya succeeded in destroying it by going behind it and striking the location of the magic stone from the back several times.

 If several of these golems appeared at the same time, we would have had to consider retreating, but only two golems of that size could appear at the same time.

 Even for smaller golems, the upper limit was four.

 This is probably due to the fact that if the golems get any bigger, there won't be enough room for them to swing their arms around.

 There are three main types of enemies: Iron, Stone, and occasionally Rock Golem. Rock shells for dessert.

 This was the pattern of the game, so after a week of fighting, I had developed a fighting style and was able to kill even the biggest golems without any trouble.

 The strongest one was naturally the Iron Golem, but this one was rather good.
 As Toya pointed out, if we could just bring it back, it would be worth a lot of money.
 And we can do that.

 Normally it would be difficult to do so without bringing a cart, but thanks to the magic bags, and to me, Haruka and Yuki for making them.

 Instead, we haven't been able to secure any of the golem's magic stones, but that's ...... a minor problem.
 Stone and Rock?
 That's garbage, isn't it?
 Especially rock, you're no good.
 You're really not worth the money.
 Stone is still for sale, but I'm letting it go for now.
 Or rather, I'm throwing away the ones I had.
 Finally, I've run out of magic bags.
 That's the iron. It's too heavy.
 So, I've been in the 21st layer for about a month now.
 We've been in the second layer for about a month now, and we're starting to miss the blue skies, when the boss's room finally appeared before us.

    This is where Natsuki and his friends are.

Is this the room where the gargoyle that Natsuki and the others saw is?
"Probably? I don't think there are multiple boss rooms in the same place.

I think you're right. I'm pretty sure, though, based on the sensation of the transfer point.

 When I fell last time, I didn't have a transfer point, so unfortunately I couldn't place one in the place where the transfer camp was.

 However, I do vaguely remember the location of the transfer point that Haruka and the others had set up, which I confirmed at that place.

 The last sensation I had then and the sensation I have now are quite close.

 I'm sure that the gargoyle is behind this door, unless, as Natsuki says, there are several similar boss rooms nearby.

Yeah. If you two say so, then I guess you're right. The question is how to fight the gargoyle. ......

"Nao and Natsuki saw it at least, right? What were they like? Gargoyles?

I didn't see enough of them to say I saw them, because I ran away right away. ......

It was like a flying stone statue, right? It's definitely tougher than a golem. It moves fast and it flies.

I'm not as fast as them!

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

I'm not sure what to make of this.

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

"Mmm, I don't like it when it's hard. It's not fair.

I don't know if it's as hard as a stone statue. It's a little unfair.

There were six of them, right? I'm sure you'll be able to find a lot of people who'll be able to help you out.

 I'm not sure what to make of that.

I don't know. I've never seen one before.
You're right. ......

 I think the only one who can definitely kill it is Toya.

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

 On the other hand, Natsuki and I are not so good with the ...... war hammer.

 I'm not sure if it's because I'm not skilled enough, but I'm too light to use a heavy war hammer.

 To be honest, I think I would have been more useful if I had prepared a flail.

 Considering this, it might be more realistic for me and Natsuki to use our spears and cleavers to buy time, instead of forcing them to die.

 As for Haruka and the others, fighting the gargoyles without a vanguard would be a bit difficult.

 Yuki seems to understand this, and growls with a difficult expression.

I'm not sure what to make of this, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

 That's Yuki. That's what I call Yuki.
 I admire you for that.
 Tohya, hang in there!

That's a good idea.
It is. I'm sure you can do it, Toya.
Good luck, Toya!
Toya, you're amazing!

 Toya was cheered on by all the women, but he shook his head without wavering.

No, it's not a good idea. It's not a good idea to throw yourself into an enemy you don't know the strength of.

"Oh, come on, Toya. You don't know what you're doing, turning down a woman's cheers.

I don't read people, not like this! If you want, Nao, I can lend you my impact hammer, if you want. Oh?

 I averted my gaze from Toya, who thrust the war hammer in his hand toward me and gave me a blank stare, then changed the subject. You're not serious.

I don't think we can use Toya as the main target. I don't think she's that strong, based on the pattern we've seen so far. ......

 The strength of the bosses that have appeared so far is roughly proportional to the strength of the enemies that appear in that level.

 To be more specific, if you can take on the strongest enemies in the hierarchy, and you can take on several of them at once, the bosses are no problem. Something like that.

 In this case, it's a big Iron Golem.
 A few of them ...... would be a bit tough.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

I'm not sure if we're good enough. ......Should we still use the Explosion?
I've gotten used to it over the years.

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 In the beginning, we made some mistakes and caused some injuries, but now, we were able to destroy the Rock Golem and blow off the Stone Golem's legs.

 What, an Iron Golem?
 That's something to consider in the future.
 --As expected, iron is hard.

I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun if you can take out one or two with your first shot.

Yes, sir. Fortunately, there's a door here. We can throw them in and then close the door.

 It's a very unfair method, but it's no substitute for safety.

 The previous "Plane Shift" failed, but in the case of "Explosion", since it is a magic that is aimed and thrown, there is no need to open the door until just before it is activated.

 You don't have to worry about being attacked in the time it takes to activate it.

 And unlike using it against golems, you don't have to think about damage to the surroundings or adjusting the power once you close the door and leave.

So, let's go in that direction. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out the best way to use it.

If the flames don't work, retreat will be an option.

Yes, sir. There's no need to force it.

That's right. That's important.

 Fortunately, I've earned enough money from the iron ingots and gemstones.

 You can also choose to turn back and start over without any problem.
 So, there is no need to rush at all.

 We reaffirmed this, and prepared to camp early in preparation for tomorrow's battle.