Chapter 063 – The Secret of the Lower Levels of Seiris Fourth Dungeon and the Continuation of Fight Beneath the Waters


We can slightly see below our feet monsters squirming their way to the top of the pyramid.

Though the shape of the pyramid makes the climb more challenging, the way these horned monsters use each others’ bodies as footholds due to their sheer numbers spells trouble.

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Now that I think about it, there was once a magic I thought designating a target was impossible before I gave my powers to Emmy.

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[Eve, and both of you as well.]

[N? ‘Sup nii-san?]

[<Enchant Darkness>]

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I just immediately made Eve’s weapon imbued with the glimmer of dark magic instead of replying.

I can see her surprise in her eyes so I tell her immediately that this made the blade cut very well so she should be careful herself before I turn to the other two.

They show their weapons to me since they have already got the gist of what I want to do.

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[…Monsters incoming!]

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Sybilla says so after seeing both of their weapons already clad by dark magic as she turns around while I position myself in the back.

The monsters that we can just slightly see earlier are now in full view in front of us.

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[…Needle wolves. A monster that aren’t even noted to exist in the second dungeon. It’s quite a warm and immediate welcome, no?]

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So its this kind of monster that is living in here, huh. Looks like its basic attacks involve bites and headbutts based on its appearance.

It will be tricky to deal with it in close combat.

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The needle wolves race up in our location slowly spreading out in an attempt to surround us.

…This behavior which is similar with the needle rabbit from the first floor tells me that these monsters are being directed by the demon lord.

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This much perhaps is enough to deal with normal adventurers but unfortunately, you’re messing with the wrong enemy.

This kind of farce means nothing if you’re against me!

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[<Dark Splash>!]

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With my right hand holding on to my sword, I use my left and imagine the whole landscape of the pyramid where we are standing being engulfed by my magic.

The offensive dark magic forms like a rain at the top of our heads before they descend and starts to shower the wolves.

With the double casting of Dark Splash making it more condense, these monsters have no safe place to go no matter where they move. Not to mention that the closer they are with each other, the smaller the space they can maneuver due to the magic’s effectiveness getting wider.

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An offensive magic that no one can either dodge or defend.

…In such a place where there are no obstacles — it’s a place where my magic can feel free to rampage!

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[Oh~ Russell’s magic gave the monsters quite a good beating right there! That demon lord even directly commanded the monsters but look how it totally backfired! Ahahaha, so pathetic!]

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Looks like even the monsters crawling up on Sybilla’s side made its moves as well. 

It’s unfortunate for these wolves though as they’re within the range as well of my magic bombardment.

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But then if my magic reached Sybilla’s side who’s in the right then there should be no problem on the left side either

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[…Deym so badass… Russell-san issa real bigshot eh….Yosh, now it’s lesser than before then…!]

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As expected, monsters on the left side where Eve is have been devastated by the magic as well.

I keep my concentration tightly and continue chanting my magic and its double casting to avoid any interruption while observing Eve.

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In front of her is the same needle wolf. With an immediate sidestep that even I can barely follow, she takes the initiative to get closer.

In her left hand which is covered by a thick glove, a small shield is firmly equipped. She uses the shield and drills it into the monster’s mouth with an incredible speed.

The same moment the monster attempts to bite the sturdy shield, the knife on Eve’s other hand rapidly descends to the monster’s neck. The knife went through the monster’s neck like a slight touch is enough to make it melt.

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[Woahh, this blacky thang’s this amazing!?]

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That’s it. Then, while marveling about the effectiveness of enchant darkness on her blade, Eve returns to my side.

She made a backstep to get back into my place while keeping her hand on her waist around her throwing knife as she keeps everything in check.

She has quite the accuracy as well as the knife she just threw landed on the middle of the monster’s eyes which made it angrily growl.

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Eve might have been surprised by my dark magic but… To be honest, I am the one who’s more shocked.

Sybilla mentioned that Eve is hiding her fangs but the way she unleashes it right now makes me doubt who’s the real wolf between her and the monsters.

The performance she showed earlier on the first floor against the needle rabbits wasn’t that bad. But it seems that that isn’t enough to gauge her true abilities.

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[<Dark Splash>… I wonder if that’s all of them.]

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Seeing no monster moving anymore here on my side with my magic being the most efficient dealing in this kind of situation, I called on to Eve.

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[I can lend a hand if you’re having a hard time, Eve.]

[No need! There’s only quite a few of ‘em here so everything okay. More importantly, these bunch right here will be my bounty so I gotta dice ’em real great!]

[Got it. Just don’t push yourself too hard.]

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I trust Eve to hold on to her word and turn my attention to Emmy who’s behind me. 

Emmy is on the side of the strangely wide staircase connecting the top of the pyramid to the ceiling.

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[Yaaaaaaaaah!]

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Her shield brilliantly shines and blows the wolves away… Seems like the wolves will end up just dead if they can’t afford to land safely.

Her shield is one thing but her sword skills aren’t to scoff at either. She grew up swinging a wooden sword after all, and on top of her abilities as a Holy Knight, the property of my dark magic is fighting alongside Emmy as well.

Yep, seems like I don’t really have to be worried on this side either.

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The number of the monsters that have swarmed towards us sure makes this floor worthy of its reputation as part of lower levels but I have to say that these monsters aren’t that strong as I expected… Or, perhaps it is really this much?

Not good, I have to keep in mind that this dungeon is made by that demon lord. Though it can only be annoying at best right now, I should never let my guard down.

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[Russell, hold my post here!]

[Hey, aren’t you the one getting all fired up earlier? Anyway, I’ll take those experience points.]

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Yareyare, who would have thought that rather than Eve, it is Sybilla that I will be covering up first instead. 

I put my attention towards the monsters and started the barrage of my dark splash once again.

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Sybilla moves behind me and drinks a magic potion before she returns bes-…. Or not.

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[…You’ve really done it this time, you piece of sh*t. <Stone Wall>!]

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Sybilla then points her empty hand towards the ceiling and makes a stone wall.

And since this is Sybilla we are talking about, this can’t just be a move that is being thrown at random.

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I keep on casting my magic as I can feel cold sweat runs behind my back.

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[<Dark Splash>… Hey, Sybilla. Would you mind enlightening me what you just did right there?]

[Sure, all the monsters from each side seems to have been taken care off already anyway… Oh by the way, this place’s ceiling is too dark, don’t you think?]

[…Don’t tell me…]

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Sybilla then casted another magic but this time it is Flame Strike. Even among Sybilla’s arsenal, it is one of her strongest ones.

The flame reaches the ceiling and then—!

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[Gaaaaaaaaaaa!]

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Though it may be vague, I can be certain that I heard a monster’s scream from the direction Sybilla’s Flame Strike.

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[Everyone, scatter away from the top of the pyramid!]

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Eve and Emmy start to move in accordance with Sybilla’s instruction while fending off the monsters.

Then at the next moment, sound of flesh breaking down along with the noise of rushing winds descends on our location.

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[It’s a wyvern! Russell, go for the neck!]

[Yeah!]

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What appeared is a monster that is akin to a dragon albeit smaller with its wings that just got burned.

But before it can stand on its feet, my sword is already on its way to sever its neck along from its body.

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[It is a basic in battles to seize the higher ground! As such, we don’t need to look anywhere else but down. Since what’s on top of our heads is just the first floor, I didn’t think much of it but… because of that, I failed to notice it immediately. The fact that the huge space between the first and second floors is made to provide a pathway for monsters to get through…!]

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A blind spot for monsters who made it pass our heads to take advantage…!

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And here I was thinking that these wolves are kind of weak for lower levels’ monsters.

They were just diversions for us to keep our attention below and let the wyvern or other monsters above us to take advantage of after all…!

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No matter how strong or masterful a person is, who would be left unscathed if they receive a surprise attack at the back of their heads.

And the scariest thing about this is… this obviously higher class of monster called a wyvern is the one who’ll smack us from behind.

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If that happens… Nevermind critical wounds, we might end up getting eaten by needle wolves as a whole.

Then this pyramid isn’t just a random and ‘extraaaaaaaaaa’ floor but a perfect location to pinch us from the top and bottom.

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A dungeon maker with the nastiest personality among all the people I know.

With strange quirks who boast as the strongest demon lord in Seiris.

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But.

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[<Stone Wall>! And that takes care of all the passages… We’ve lost the initiative back in the third dungeon. But this time, I will shut down every possibility there is for this demon lord. After all, just now, his face just got slapped as he did not assume my detection won’t let this monster get unnoticed. Ah, just thinking of how frustrated that f*cker is right now makes your hearts warm, aint it?~]

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There’s one thing that the demon lord will not be able to always predict.

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–The Goddess by our side, Sybilla.

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Now think about it. Seeing how extra that demon lord went to create this floor just for his strategy to get immediately sealed, he must be fuming right now in anger!

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I can’t help but grin myself together with Sybilla and give her a high five.

Sybilla goes to Emmy and Eve to give them high fives as well in celebration of this small victory.

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…The fourth dungeon that demon lord has hidden all this time.

Its concealment, as well as the hidden trap that leads others to the second dungeon, all of it had failed against Sybilla.

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[Fufufu… ! Russell’s magic is on a roll too so let’s keep this pace as we go. I’ll make this demon lord regret messing up with Sybilla-chan…!]

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Sybilla’s smiling right now, obviously happy with what happened, but it’s so sinister like she is still burning in anger. She still has her guard up though.

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But hey, demon lord, this time really poke a tiger’s tail you shouldn’t really have.

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Just so you know, my hands can’t wait any longer to shower you with all of my offensive magic.

Of which, my Goddess shall heed and make it happen.

After all the things you’ve said and done, you better prepare yourself, alright?

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Well then, let’s wholeheartedly start the conquest of every bit of this unfinished dungeon.


Translator’s Note:

  1. I drew a bit on how the pyramid looks like for visualization but…. Bah, please bear with it. I swear it looks better in person. loooooooooooooooooooooool
the stairs are probably on the corners – idk- or the face of the sides.

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