Edited by buboleche
“It’s good that you were able to send a blow to it Lena.”
Yu glanced at Lena. Clearly it was because of the quadruple third rank 【Black Magic】,《Raging Thunder》. Lena clearly tried to break trough her limit.
Nina was also sitting, taking a rest. Fortunately there was no need to worry about other monsters coming to the boss room.
Nina was letting Lena use her thighs as a pillow while Marifa was stroking Sukke and Coro’s heads.
“Alright, let’s start the treatment.”
Yu approached Eckart who was sitting down on the ground and was smiling as usual.
“Gushishi, looks like there is no problem defeating a named monster. With Yu covering our backs, we can defeat a rank 5 monster.”
“It’s because you were here to help. If I were alone it would’ve been hard.”
Eckart truly suffered serious injuries. Fractured bones that had popped out of his left arm, several broken ribs and finally due to the 《Storm Lance》that had managed to hit him, his innards had came out.
Yu moved to his flank and while utilizing 《Heal》 pushed his intestine inwards. Although 《Heal》 could treat wounds, the pain wasn’t alleviated. Eckart let out a voice of distress.
“Heh, I never thought that as a shield bearer you could let out a groan like that.”
“Something that hurts would still hurt no matter if you are a shield bearer or not.”
“So, when treating Lalit there is no need to cast 《Heal》.”
“Eh? How come, my ribs are also broken. I’ve been waiting for you to treat me.”
“Gushishishi. Lalit, are you afraid of the pain? Come, I’ll lend you my shield.”
Lalit turned pale hearing Yu and Eckart’s jokes. After Eckart’s treatment was done, Yu proceeded onto Lalit next.
From behind, Nina came and clung to Yu.
“Hehehe, I noticed and Lena explained.”
“What is it?”
“When I was attacked, you protected me with a 【Barrier】. That’s your doing right?”
“Hehehe. I always knew you are kind.”
Yu then walked towards Marifa while dragging Nina that was clinging to his back. He was going to see how Coro and Sukke were. They were breathing vigorously while crouching on the ground.
“Marifa, how is Coro and Sukke’s condition?”
“In the battle, they were not attacked but the battle seemed to take its toll on their mentality. They are not able to stand up on their own.”
Yu examined Coro and Sukke’s statuses. There was no abnormal state.
“Maybe… they’re going to rank up.”
Lena who had regained her consciousness came to Yu’s side although she was still walking unsteadily.
(TL note: so it seemed she passed out after pushing her limit)
“But, shouldn’t it have occurred already if they leveled up?”
“About that, the phenomenon of rank up is not completely understood. There are various theories and even eating monste cores can cause them to rank up.”
(Tl note: sometimes the author mentioned the magic stone as monster core so they might be the same thing lol)
Lena finished saying that but needed to catch her breath.
“Master, look at Coro and Sukke.”
When Marifa said that, Coro and Sukke’s bodies were glowing, enveloped by light. After the blinding light disappeared, they still stood there but their figures were different.
Coro’s body had become slightly larger and was covered by jet black fur. Its tail became thick like a fox’s. Sukke in contrast had turned white and fluffy like a sheep.
“Oh, this is the first time I saw a monster rank up. The white one is a Sheep wolf and the black one, a Shadow wolf. Both of them are rank 3 monster.”
“This is my first time seeing it too.”
When the rank up was completed, the two wolves became healthy and started moving around.
“Coro, don’t lick master’s face. Sukke! Don’t come inside my skirt!”
The two that had regained their health, were playing around without listening to what Marifa had to say.
“It’s so fluffy…”
“Coro and Sukke’s tails are so fluffy.”
Yu and Marifa couldn’t do anything except wait for the two wolves to settle down. In the mean time Lalit was collecting the materials and magic stones.
“Yu, there’s so much thing to gather. The ⌈Elder Treant⌋ dropped a magic stone of rank 5 but you said it is important to gather the branches too. Why is that?”
“When I saw the ⌈Elder Treant⌋ utilizing wind spell, it came to me that it was actually produced by its branches.”
“Hoo.. so it can actually do that?”
“Well, there is a probability but we don’t know yet. If it can be sold, I’ll split the gold.”
“Well, I don’t care about that since we already got a big haul here. Eckart, how is it?”
“Yeah, although it’s not a perfect magic stone but it should sell for at least 300 gold coins.”
They also still hadn’t opened the treasure chest that was left after defeating the boss.
- Silver Spear (Grade 4): Power strike
- Poison Axe (Grade 5): there is a chance to inflict poison upon attack
- Branch of the sacred tree (Grade 4): Mysterious branches, there is a trace of spiritual power
“Eckart, what are you going to do? Your Shield of Black Steel is broken.”
“Don’t worry, I can still fight.”
“Alright, then I’ll recast 【Enchant Magic】.”
“Come to me~.”
Nina and the others said it cheerfully but Lalit and Eckart’s expressions seemed discouraged.
“This is a dungeon that no one has entered before. Let’s take it easy.”
“I agree with Lalit.”
Even though they said that, it still became a hell for Lalit and Eckart. From the 14F, monsters of rank 4 mixed with monsters of rank 5 started appearing. 「Murder Beetle」with its powerful attacks, 「Green Slime」that used poison, 「Mad Mantis」 with their paralysing sharp schytes, 「Dragon Fly」that could fly and attacked from above and 「Bloody Treant」that could cause a bleeding status.
Lalit was suffering from the wide variety of attacks while Eckart had already prepared himself for death several times. However under Yu’s care, they weren’t allowed to fall down. By the time they entered the 16F, they had stopped talking. At the 18F, their eyes had lost all colour. At 20F they had turned into complete killing machines, slaughtering monsters without any other feelings.
Finally, they arrived at the 22F where the teleport pedestal was.
“Alright, let’s take a break and enter. I’ll recast 【Enchant Magic】again.”
“Wait wait wait!”
Lalit who hadn’t showed any emotions till now, cried out loudly.
“Lalit, what is wrong?”
“I think we have had enough for today. I have leveled up twice. I don’t know about you but this is definitely strange.”
“Yeah, I also think that it’s enough for today..”
Due to their desperate pleas Yu gave in. Lalit had leveled up two times and Eckart three. This was because Yu was fighting all monsters that came their way without bothering to flee, dodge, or avoid them.
They returned to the entrance using the teleport pedestal. At the entrance they found out that a 【Barrier】 had already been erected. Joseph had seen them coming and went to welcome them.
When they returned to the Adventurer’s Guild, many people welcomed them.
“Lalit, you’ve done it. Finally you are a C rank!”
“Eckart, you’re also a C rank. Congratulations!”
“Nina-chan, marry me!”
“Lena-chan, how about having a meal with me.”
“Yu, please go out with me.”
That last sentence was said by Joseph who was teasing Yu but it was completely ignored. Lalit and Eckart were receiving the praise while crying. But it wasn’t out of joy. It was because they were relieved to be back to Comer city.
“I managed to return alive!”
“Me too. I thought I was dead!”
|Job:||Magic Warrior, Enchanter||Level:||31|
|Physical ability up:||LV6||Awareness:||LV6|
|Brute strength:||LV6||Mp recovery rate up:||LV5|
|Axe mastery:||LV5||Body mastery:||LV4|
|HP recovery up:||LV4||Trap discovery:||LV4|
|Fire resistance :||LV4||Shield mastery:||LV4|
|Brute arm:||LV3||Scaled skin:||LV3|
|Strong body:||LV4 ↑ UP||Night eyes:||LV3|
|Martial arts:||LV3||Dragon Eye:||LV2|
|Abnormal state resistance:||LV2||Agility up:||LV2|
|Leadership:||LV5 ↑ UP||Darkness Resistance:||LV2|
|Silent step:||LV2||Poison resistance:||LV2|
|Casting speed up:||LV2 ↑ UP||Spirit eyes:||LV1|
|Stripping:||LV2 NEW||Skinning:||LV3 NEW|
|Magic Eyes:||LV2 NEW||Duel||LV3 NEW|
|Black magic:||LV6||Spear skills:||LV5|
|Axe skills:||LV5||Sword Strike:||LV5|
|Body Enhance:||LV5||White Magic:||LV5|
|Shield skills:||LV4||Spirit magic:||LV4|
|Enchant magic:||LV4||Magic wearing:||LV4|
|Disarm trap:||LV4||Hammer skills:||LV3 ↑UP|
|Space-time magic:||LV3||Dragon breath:||LV3|
|Dagger Strike:||LV3||Magic Sword:||LV3|
|Martial arts skill:||LV3||Barrier:||LV3 ↑ UP|
|Specter magic:||LV2||Magic awakening:||LV2 ↑ UP|
|Unknown World Magic Eyes:||LV3||Depriver:||LV3|
|Beast killer||Sharp hearing|
- Spirit Sword (Grade 4): Increased damage
- Flight Cap (Grade 5): None
- Damascus Armor (Grade 4): confusion resistance up and sleep resistance up
- Damascus Gauntlet (Grade 4): instant death resistance up and charm resistance up
- Damascus boots (Grade 4): magic resistance up and abnormal state resistance up
- Magic shield (Grade 4): magic resistance up and abnormal state resistance up
- Mirage ring (Grade 3): Display falsely against analysis
|Dagger mastery:||LV4 ↑UP|
|Silent step:||LV4 ↑UP|
|Trap discovery:||LV3 ↑UP|
|Agility up:||LV3 ↑UP|
|Dagger strike:||LV4 ↑UP|
|Disarm trap:||LV3 ↑UP|
|Body enhance:||LV3 ↑UP|
|Magic guide – ground/short warp|
- Mithril Dagger (Grade 4 ): No effect
- Damascus dagger (Grade 4): No effect
- Earth Dragon Leather Gauntlet (Grade 5): poison-resistance
- Dragon Bracelet (Grade 4): all ability up
- Steel Breast Plate (Grade 6): Paralysis Resistance Up
- Earth Dragon Leather Jacket (Grade 5): No effect
- Hard Leather Boots (Grade 6): Agility Up, Strength Up and Defense Up
- Demon Bracelet (Grade 3): Strength Up
- Fairy Earrings (Grade 4): stun resistance Up
- Shadow Pendant (Grade 5): Concealment, Disguise
- Dragon Bracelet (Grade 4): Ability Up
|Casting Speed Up:||LV4|
|Staff mastery:||LV2 ↑UP|
|Magic strengthening:||LV3 ↑UP|
|MP consumption reduction:||LV2 ↑UP|
|MP recovery rate up:||LV3|
|Magic awakening:||LV3 ↑UP|
- Milled Cane (Grade 4): MP Consumption Reduction, Magic Strengthening
- Mithril Staff (Grade 4): Magic Strengthening, Casting Speed Up, MP Recovery Rate Up
- Triangular Hat (Grade 6): HP Recovery Rate Up
- Mithril Robe (Grade 4): Magic Resistance Up
- Salamander Cloak (Grade 5): Fire Resistance Up (Tl note: name changed, if got better name tell me)
- Ogre Shoes (Grade 5): Magic Resistance Up, Poison Resistance Up, Paralysis Resistance Up
- Yugu Amulet (Grade 5): Defense Up
- Ring of Life (Grade 5): HP+50 , HP Up , MP Up
- Gorudoba Necklace (Grade 4): MP Consumption Reduction
- Rock Dragon Ring (Grade 4): Defense Up (Tl note: I wonder if there’s a difference between earth and rock dragon)
|Name:||Marifa Nagutsu||Race:||Dark Elf|
|Job:||Trainer, Insect Master||Level:||26|
|Insect Control:||Lv1 New|
|Pack strengthening:||LV2 ↑UP|
- Elven Bow (Grade 6): Attack Up
- Leather Jacket (Grade 6): Defense Up
- Leather Boots (Grade 6): Agility Up
- Leather Gauntlet (Grade 6): HP Up
- Leather Choker (Grade 6): Strength Up
- Leather Bangle (Grade 6): Magic Resistance Up