I Was a Small Fish When I Reincarnated, but It Seems That I Can Become a Dragon, so I Will Do My Best - Chapter 179
Thanks rl stuff, now, almost all of my joints feel so sore and hurt.
Chapter 4-25. Dungeon ② Teamwork
We have spent a long time logging all the forked paths we have found so far, and we have been in this dungeon for two days, even though we are only on the second level.
The time of day and night is ambiguous in the dungeon, but since this is the second time we have slept in this dungeon, we know that we have been in this dungeon for two days at least.
Alena was very enthusiastic about creating the map, but she didn’t think that she would have two days to spend on the second layer alone, I’m getting a little tired already.
I am not really tired because I am a monster, but I am tired in a sense.
The scenery hardly changes at all.
I think it’s not unreasonable to get tired of it, but it seems I’m the only one who’s getting tired of it.
Alena is diligently mapping out the area, and Reizen is constantly looking for treasure chests, which makes it less of a chore for me.
Uchikage, perhaps because he is a Oni, seems to have an unlimited physical strength and just looks at the two of them with some concern.
At this point, I’m wondering if I have a short temper, but consider this, it’s been two days.
It has been two days.
Two days of endless walking around the same scenery for two days.
No wonder that I’m tired, don’t you think?
“Is this all of this level? …… I didn’t find any treasure chests.”
“Well, it’s a shallow area …… and I wouldn’t be surprised if other adventurers have already secured them.”
“I guess that’s possible.”
Apparently, she finally finished filling in the map for the second floor.
Since we have already cleared the way to proceed to the third floor, we should be able to go there soon if we rely on that map.
It looks like we can finally proceed downward …….
Thank goodness there was nothing up to this point, because I was seriously starting to get bored.
We still have food, but we don’t want to build much of a fire in the cave, so emergency rations will be our primary food source.
If we were in a larger space, we might be able to build a fire, but the air could get thinner as we go further down, so we will have to avoid using fire as much as possible.
When this happens, I miss the naturally thawed frozen food that I had in my previous life.
I would like to occasionally change my taste buds.
“Okay, then, Alena. Show me where to go down to the third floor.”
We decide to follow the path with Alena in the lead.
I glanced at the map that Alena had drawn, but it seemed that the second floor stretched out like an ant’s nest, making it very difficult to follow.
However, there is only one regular route on this second floor …….
Therefore, it was easy to complete the map, because even if you made a mistake once, you could just go back immediately. ……The distance is so long that it is a waste of time.
It was not unusual for it to take tens of minutes or even an hour to walk through a single path.
I hope that is not how it is in the third floor ……
After a while, a path to the third floor appeared.
It was a simple rope ladder, which made me a little uneasy.
I thought the rope ladder might be dangerous for Alena’s physical ability, but while I was thinking about it, Alena was floating down first.
“Speaking of which, you have a levitation …….”
“I don’t know if the rope ladder is necessary for us.”
“Now you said it. ……”
Reizen said so, and then descended to the third level using Pneumatic Barrier – Sturdy.
Uchiage jumped down to the ground.
As expected from a dynamical Oni…….
As for me, I grabbed one of the reamed water spears after it appeared and let myself float down.
I was a little surprised to see that the multiple reamed water spears and the water spear volley already had enough power to levitate me.
I guess this is also a matter of proficiency.
As soon as we landed on the third floor, Reizen immediately confined me with a rigid pneumatic barrier.
I wondered what was going on and checked my surroundings to see that creatures that looked like …… spiders were spreading around the pneumatic barrier.
“What the hell is this ……”
“That’s so gross. ……”
“I triggered it on the spur of the moment, but it’s …… better than nothing.”
“Everyone, look up.”
When I looked up as Uchikage told me to do, I saw something that looked like a rat-trap attached around the hole leading to the second floor.
It seemed to have thorns attached to it and was made in such a way that just touching it would cause injury.
“So this is why there are no monsters on the second floor. ……”
“But spiders can run on walls, can’t they? Why are these guys in this place?”
“Look at the size of these spiders.”
The spiders that infest the surrounding area have short legs and thick bodies.
These spiders may be able to run on the wall, but if they try to cross that rattrap, they will surely get hurt on their bodies.
Whether they know it or not, the spiders seem to understand this and may have stopped approaching that place.
But the fact that they understand it means …….
“These guys are smart.”
“Are they, ……?”
“Spiders can’t be that smart, can they?”
“Then why are we surrounded like this the moment we come down?”
“Ha-ha-ha ……, they sure are tough.”
There is no way you can get away with that, …….
Understanding the dangers of the rat-trap, they ambushed us at the only place where the adventurers would be coming down.
On top of that, they launched their attack after everyone had come down.
Whether it was their instinct or not, we knew that these spiders had some sense of the hunt.
But smart monsters, huh?
They are a pain in the ass.
I’m not sure if the knowledge I have about spiders in the previous world will work for these guys, so it would be a bad decision to take a bad shot at them.
“Now, they are a bunch of fellas with a certain amount of hunting sense. How can we round them up?”
“By using my explosive fis-“
“Fire is out of option, rejected.”
Doesn’t this guy remember that all this time we have been eating without starting a fire?
Moreover, Reizen’s explosive fist can only attack one way from his side.
Although it is a ranged attack, it is better to think that its range is very narrow.
“Alena’s heavy weight will take them all down!”
“Hm. That should stall their movement. But Alena’s heavy weight can only block their movements. Therefore, you have to finish them off. How do we do that?”
“Well, …… we’ll all do our best. ……”
“That’ s not exactly what I’d call a solution.”
Alena’s heavy weight is a skill that is released when the opponent is stunned or when Alena is a certain distance away.
So, heavy weight alone is not enough to defeat them.
It is a good idea, but I would like to hear another suggestion.
“Then Uchikage, let’s see your answer”
“I don’t know if I have it right, but …… first, Reizen-dono will maintain this barrier. Then, Alena’s gravity dome is deployed to block the movement of all spiders in the area. Next, we can suffocate them with Ouren-sama’s water manipulation skills. …… It may take a little time, but I think this is the easiest way to eliminate them.”
“Okay, let’s go with that.”
I was thinking of having Uchikage wipe them out at the end, but it definitely would have been better if I did it to conserve everyone’s energy.
The difference in experience seemed to be apparent.
Now that the strategy had been decided, we immediately went into action.
Reizen maintained the barrier as it was.
Alena activated the gravity dome and covered the area where the spiders were.
I use manipulative haze to determine the location of all the spiders.
Alena then determines the range of the gravity dome, and I ask her to change the gravity of the designated area, causing all the spiders to fall to the ground.
After confirming that all the spiders have fallen, I give Reizen a simple instruction.
Reizen! Can you make some kind of air hole on top?
“I’m on it!”
It seemed that he had not forgotten that when creating a barrier, he had to make an air hole.
I will use the infinite water manipulation to create a large amount of water to flow out into the air hole.
I spread enough water to cover each and every spider, and the entire surrounding area was flooded.
The water that I create with my infinite water manipulation can be freely manipulated so that the water does not reach any unnecessary places.
After confirming that all the spiders were covered with water, I sat down within the barrier.
” Alright. Now all we have to do is wait.”
“Are we done with the barrier?”
“Keep it that way in case there are any spiders swimming in there.”
[You gained experience and your lvl is now 6.]
Eh? I didn’t know my level was that low!
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