Nozomanu Fushi no Boukensha Chapter 4
Chapter 4 [Loneliness of a Bone Man]
ED/PF : Algebra
Well then, thought I just beat the Bone Man(Skeleton), I might be advancing forward toward the evolution existence even if it’s just by one step.
While pushing my way through the fallen bone of the Bone Man(Skeleton), I check my body after picking up the magic stone……… Did something just, changed？
………. I can’t feel it though.
When I think that way, suddenly from the remain of the fallen Bone Man(Skeleton), something that looks like a ball of light puffed out from it and is heading towards my body.
Is it, still alive(?)!
I’m quickly preparing myself in that moment but, with the light that didn’t emit any kind of offensive atmosphere and besides, since it was about to hit my body soon, avoiding it is useless.
But, contrary to this kind of worry, my body didn’t get hurt by this light, not hurting at all, or rather, I feel that somekind of power is gushing out.
As the light is being sucked rapidly into my body, I felt that something is increasing, though it’s somehow just a little, Seiki[sacred spirit], magical power, even the qi that used up a while ago is filled.
Maybe, this is what that guy called as 《The Evolution Existence of Monster》
Though I guess that it won’t take too much time.
Though power is overflowing into my body, it doesn’t seems to be enough for me to became a Corpse Eating Demon(Ghoul).
Rather, my appearance isn’t that much different from before.
Since I have no mirror, the area around my face couldn’t be seen, even if I’m looking at the part that can be seen such as my body or limbs, since nothing has changed, perhaps my face too is same with it.
This well, it doesn’t mean that it’s meaningless either!
I didn’t think of it.
The reason is, the so called evolution existence, it’s not something that could be done just by beating one or two monster of the same family.
Even by me, though I gained the knowledge by reading the study of monster, the inside of that book was written as a conjecture.
This is in the part that I can understand, and for the time being, if by saying evolution existence is possible just by beating one monster in the same kind, it’ll make superior monsters to be born rapidly, since in contrast to the land of the dead, if that situation occur it’ll become hell for the human race.
Certainly, there’s still lot of monster even now, though there’s many monster which becomes a threat for the human race, basically most of them are monsters that can be subjugated, and the calm and peaceful living that make in the village or city is preserved in this way.
Something like large scale evolution existence is impossible to happen, it was said in the study that I read.
In short, it means that evolution existence isn’t something that is easy to achieve, which means that maybe it couldn’t be done without beating several stronger existence than itself.
Within that meaning, since I’m still beating nothing more than one monster weaker than myself, it’s just natural that I couldn’t achieve an evolution.
And yet, I might become a little stronger, since I can feel the rising of my ability, this is what you might call as luck.
I’ll become stronger bit by bit by defeating weaker monsters.[ED: Mob Farming 101]
In short, it’ll become easier for me to finish the battle with each passing battle.
Of course, it doesn’t mean that’ll always be the case every time, because the first one occurred by chance, there’s also the possibility that…….
Well, that’s something that I can’t understand unless I beat a few more monsters.
First is, let’s try and see.
I decided to continue with the labyrinth exploration.
The conclusion is, it’s as I thought, with each beaten monster, I truly was becoming stronger little by little.
The reason is that I met several Bone Man(Skeleton) after the first one, beat the hell out of them, and then, the absorption of the power occured just like the last time.
And then, due to the absorption of this power, something that I never have imagined happen called “my ability is rising”, it was become quite obvious that the movement of my body become even better than the last time.
Even one attack that used my Qi, the power behind it is rising by a bit, the time when I beat the first Bone Man(Skeleton) that barely crushed the head of the skeleton, if the current me become serious, it’ll turn the bone of the head into pieces.
Maybe, it’s almost the time for me to move my target to slimes.
I know that I will become stronger accordingly.
Because Slime is the representative of weak monsters that stands side by side with Common Bone Man(Normal Skeleton), the thing that made me unable to make light of them is because they’re monster of undetermined liquid form.
With that nature above, the thing called physical blow is hardly showing any result, because of that, beating them by using magic is the so called the easiest way.
Though it doesn’t meant that aside from that there’s no other way to beat them, it’s still feasible to beat them with physical attacks.
There’s two ways on how to beat them, there’s something like viscera in animal which in the Slime called a core, when that part is smashed for sure, its entire body will collapse and leave just the magic stone.
But, doing that is not so simple, the spearmanship or swordsmanship skill to accurately shoot down the constantly moving core part is a must, that kind of skill can’t be learned unless one has ability to surpass your medium grade of copper rank.
So as expected, I couldn’t do that since I’m just low grade of copper rank.
Therefore, it’s come to the other way, it can’t be done unless I beat them till their body disperses to the point of unable to regenerate the fluid body composition of the slime.
This is very simple, it was possible even for me, but it’ll take a bit longer.
Slime body is in their liquid state, even if beaten till their body start scattering, it’ll be squirming and moving to stick themselves to the biggest lump, and regenerating their body.
For the sake of preventing that, maybe I have to scatter them at once with enough power, or maybe I will have no choice but to scatter them to faraway places with speed, for me, it doesn’t meant that I have self-confidence to that kind of speed, I have no other option but to scatter their body at once with Qi strike.
In short, the matter of hunting slime was one day one slime.
Well, that’s just how the low grade copper rank is.
Moreover, I solo-ed it without even joining a party.
For something like slime, if it’s in normal case, a one person party, not to mention those with the main occupation of magician, as long as those person have enough power to use even the lowest tier magic such as Fireball(Fwotia Borivas) or Arrow of Earth(Gi Beros), they’re monster that can be beaten easily.
This means that an adventurer with bad efficiently like me is the minority.
Instead, because things such as goblin or Bone Man(Skeleton) , so many of them can be beaten by me, earning income isn’t that difficult for a low grade copper rank adventurer.
Well then, though the slime is an old enemy of mine, if it’s the current me, it might be fairly easy for me to beat them.
It’s reaching the point where I have enough physical strength without using the power of Qi is attained, if this is the case, if the slime body starts scattering, it doesn’t seem to be that much of a problem.
――Shall I go then？
Thinking that way, I, prior to becoming a Bone Man(Skeleton) is deciding to aim at the area where the slime gathered.
Though I already cleared it when I came, if considering that plenty enough time have elapsed now, most likely they’re already Re-Spawn(Re-Pop).
For that, I expected that the other adventurer already stopped the hunting.
When I continue traversing the labyrinth, for some reason I know the timezone with the atmosphere inside of the labyrinth.
The stronger the smell of blood and iron is, the more human inside the labyrinth, I can sense how many of them by the vibration that is transmitting along the wall.
Especially since I just dived in this labyrinth, I have a clear grasp of time,
And then, therefore I could derived the time from that sense, I’m not that curious for why they continue on hunting within the labyrinth during this kind of time.
The labyrinth that exist in the vicinity of Malt city isn’t just this one, there’s another one called the great 《Labyrinth of New moon》.
The other labyrinth is not yet fully explored, it still has un-traversed floors.
Therefore, most of the adventurer of Malt is going to the other one, the one who does hunting in this place might be an eccentric, or was a solo adventurer who couldn’t challenge the labyrinth by forming a party.
I’m the latter.
Thought if I truly dared to challenge 《Labyrinth of New Moon》, that place has many monsters which are different with this place and it’s not that rare for them to attack with several monsters.
As for solo, especially for me, a low grade of copper rank adventurer going to that place means an instant death, that’s why I have no choice but to hunt in this place.
It was the most lonely tale when I think about it again.
If you want to ask why I’m going solo, that’s even more a lonely tale, it’s because no adventurer wants to form a party with me.
I became an adventurer 10 years ago, which means that me who is still nothing more than a low grade of copper rank adventurer is the proof of me being a leftover.
Certainly, no matter how talentless someone is, if he keeps doing it for 10 years, that person will become around high grade after medium grade of copper rank.
But, I’m just………….
Well, this kind of tale that will make me more disheartened the more I think about it is better to leave behind.
That aside, now is slime time. [ED: sounds kinky][TL : Indeed]
It seems I just arrived at their place, the monster of indetermined crystal-like form is there, moving while squirming in front of me.
It’s the SLIME.
I set my sword, and slowly approach the slime.