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Chapter 110 – Moving In Groups
[ 3…/23 ■■…3
It’s been three days since …… died.
I searched every ……, but found nothing.
I can’t even find a clue as to how to get back to the original …….
I enter …… in the cold …… is so beautiful!
Quickly, make this cold… free…
I want to see that glowing ……
Maybe I’m doing very …… well
But building blocks… is the same as giving up ……
Even if this life lasts I will always ……
What is the meaning of an ancient promise?
Perhaps it’s what I’ve always wanted.
I’ve found the greatest … book of all time.
The most precious thing in the world is… ■
The umbilical cord…water
Few…the …… ]
I wanted to close it as soon as I read the first part.
I didn’t understand it at all. I could read some of it, but some of the characters were too complicated and the words made no sense at all. I would probably have to be more advanced in the ancient magical language to be able to read these characters. I wondered if I could take this diary with me.
When I closed the diary and tried to put it in my inventory, the diary appeared as [ ■■■■▲● ] and was stored in my inventory. I couldn’t read the words at all. What was this? I wondered if there was anyone who would know what it was.
The only people who knew ancient magical language were Crash, Emily-san, and Sage-san. Maybe I should talk to Crash about it.
I let out a sigh and opened the other drawer. The rest were all papers and notes that didn’t go into my inventory like before, so I took screenshots of them and gently closed the drawer.
Next, I tried opening a chest-like box that was placed against the wall.
There was a cloak, a set of lightweight equipment, and a dagger.
An appraisal of the equipment revealed that it was of good quality. However, the durability values were low. Their durability ratings were so low that I’d have to send them in for repair to be able to wear them.
They fit in my inventory, so I decided to take them with me. I wondered what the smooth gray stuff on the dagger was. I wondered if I could appraise it.
I regretted appraising it.
[ Lumiere Dagger (Durability Value: 14%) Attack Power: 37… a dagger with the attribute of light. It has an old bloodstain on the blade. An ancient dagger made in the time of the first demon king. ]
The gray color was apparently bloodstains. Did blood become that grayish and smooth over time? I was afraid that was the first time I’d heard of that.
I wondered if I could take this with me, too.
Unwilling to put the bloodstained dagger away as it was, I took out a piece of wolf pelt.
I gently wrapped the dagger and put it in my inventory. My inventory showed [ Lumiere Dagger ], but when I took it out, I was surprised to see it still wrapped tightly in the pelt.
After checking out most of the room, I suddenly realized that I had no idea how to get out of here. I was teleported by a magic circle into the center of the room, right? So how do I get out of the room?
I looked around, but there were no doors of any kind, and the rock surface was bare except for the bookshelf.
“[ Detection ]”
Using my skill, I finally found what appeared to be writing on a section of the wall.
It was a magic circle just like the one I entered with.
The magic circle was so thoroughly hidden that I would never be able to find it without using [ Detection ].
I looked around the room again to make sure I didn’t miss anything. This was probably a dungeon that I wouldn’t be able to get into again once the water levels returned to normal, so I had to do everything now.
“I hope this is okay. I’ve taken screenshots of the papers. I’ve packed up what I can take with me. The place is hundreds of years old, so I doubt anyone lives here anymore…”
Okay. I think I got everything I needed. I nodded and put my hand on the magic circle while checking my MP.
As my MP decreased, I was enveloped in light.
As the light faded away, I found myself standing in a forested area.
“Eh, where’s this?”
I thought I was going to end up back in the dungeon, and I was a bit flustered by this unexpected turn of events.
I checked the map and found that I was in a forest a little upstream from the canyon.
Indeed, people didn’t come this far upstream unless they were curious. I guess that meant I had come out to a safe place.
“It’s still not safe from monsters, though.”
I ducked and dodged a monster that came running at me through the trees and readied my sword.
Relieved that even I was strong enough to defeat it, I returned to the canyon.
I peeked downstream and saw the entrance to a dungeon still quite a bit further downstream. The inside of the dungeon extended upstream, and the hidden room was at the back of the dungeon.
The entrance to the dungeon was now crowded with people. At last, everyone had found out about that dungeon. Well, that’s what happens when you open your mouth so freely.
Since I had been transported so far upstream, I decided to go further upstream to investigate the cause of the low water in the river while I was at it.
As I continued onward, I came to a high rock face with a towering wall that seemed unscalable no matter how hard I tried. The wall of rock seemed to be telling me I couldn’t get to the other side from here.
I sighed as I looked at the smooth, slippery rock with no ledges on which to put my feet.
“Even if I had really good jumping abilities, I still couldn’t climb up there…”
Maybe this is because you’re supposed to have to walk down the canyon. Because you can’t get there from the field side.
“I supposed I’ll go back to where I can go down.”
There was no place where I could get down from where I had walked, so maybe the only way to get down was from that material collection point after all.
I went back and carefully climbed down the ivy from the collection site. I proceeded upstream, and since I was going to pass by the dungeon on the way anyway, I decided to briefly check on people’s reactions.
As expected, there were a lot of people there.
What was interesting, however, was that there were a few people from this world who had joined the players. The fact that they were well-equipped suggested that they might have been registered with the Adventurers’ Guild.
As I approached the dungeon, a player at the far end noticed me and approached me.
“Did you come here because you saw the message board? But this dungeon is seriously out of the way.”
“Oh. I saw a post today about a dungeon being found in a canyon with low water. I was in the neighborhood, so I came over. But the guys who went in before me said it was a dead end. You don’t get anything in particular, and the only enemy is wolves. They get stronger and stronger, but the drops stay the same. The experience gained is the same as if you were in the forest. I was thinking about going in there myself.”
It was a jackpot dungeon for me, but I guessed I shouldn’t tell him that.
“What about you?”
Just as I was about to answer, the party that was just inside came clamoring out.
“It was a dead end after all. And that last wolf was as strong as the monsters in the desert city, so we had a hard time fighting it,” one of the team members complained.
“Did you find anything interesting?”
“Oh, I was collecting, so I got something pretty good in the first part. It’s called [ Draining Moss ]. It only shows up every once in a while, so it’s sold at a pretty high price. I don’t know how to use it, so I’ll sell it. But I could only get it in the first section and one more section. Maybe if I were a higher level, I might be able to get something further down the line, but all I could find was the [ Draining Moss ].”
“Hey, will you sell it to me?”
As soon as the [ Draining Moss ] was mentioned, the people of this world raised their hands and started negotiating. The people who’d picked it smiled and set the price. It was a kind of festive atmosphere, so I quietly walked behind the crowd and continued on my way to go further upstream.
“Hey, you over there. Why are you going that way?”
As soon as I moved away from the crowd, someone called out to me.
When I turned around and looked at the person who had called out, it was not a player, but someone from this world.
“The gatekeeper asked me to see if I could figure out what’s causing the water to run low.”
When I answered the truth, the person left the crowd and approached me instead.
“Then I’ll go with you. I was wondering about that too. I’ve never seen water this low before, so I figured I’d come to check it out.”
The players, who’d been disappointed by the out-of-the-way dungeon, began to walk in the direction we were going.
What, a mass migration?
I turned around to see a group of curious people following behind us as one giant party.
“We’re all going together…?”
I muttered to myself, and the person walking next to me laughed.
“You know, when we find the cause, we might be able to deal with it more efficiently if we have more manpower.”
“Well, that’s for sure.”
So, with us in the lead, a group of about 50 people in total started to move up the canyon.
It took about an hour to move the noisy group, but we finally reached the source of the problem.
A waterfall loomed up in front of us.
And if you looked closely, you could see what looked like a jumbled mess of trees at the top of the waterfall. It looked like a dam made by beavers with tree branches. The scale was totally different, though. It was massive. No wonder the water level was being held back so efficiently.
The person walking next to me also looked up and hunched his shoulders as if he were troubled.
“There it is, that’s what’s causing the water to run low.”
“What are we going to do about it? We can’t do anything from down here.”
“We’ll have to go up there and break that thing.”
While we were talking, one of the other players shouted out.
“Oi–! Hey, there’s a place here where we can go up–!”
I followed the voice and found the same type of ivy that I had climbed down tangled on the wall, hidden by a large rock. Beyond it was a rock outcropping. The person who found it was heading up as quickly as possible.
As I listened to the voices of people clinging to the ivy all at once saying, “Hey, don’t kick me!” “Go, go, go, go!” “Don’t push me!” I just stood there and looked up, thinking that I would be the last to go.
I knew I’d be the first one to get crushed if I got mixed up with that crazy group.