“It’s quite a feat just to explore the forest alone, isn’t it?” (Kei)
“It’s like they are fighting with just magic. When their magic runs out, it’s game over.” (Haru)
“And they defeated it with a single blow. They’re stronger than the members of the Hero Party right?” (Kei)
I don’t think those with magic proficiencies are supposed to fight on their own. Compared to those with melee proficiencies of the same level, their physical status is halved, and even one attack from a monster will cause considerable damage.
But if you fight weak-level enemies, you won’t be able to level up.
“Hmm, I wonder if the person was once an active member at some party then went solo.” (Haru)
“If you’ve been active enough to raise your level that much, you’ll at least understand the disadvantages of being alone.” (Kei)
The longer you dive into a dungeon, the more you understand the benefits of fighting with friends. Rather, it will be difficult for a person who is used to fighting within a group to suddenly fight solo.
We’ve always been able to fight alone, but the situation is different for those who are in a party of four.
The magicians in the back don’t know how to escape from monster attacks, and the ones who usually protect their friends with huge shields don’t know how to deal damage efficiently.
Those who are in the vanguard with weapons who seem to be able to fight alone are actually healed by their friends, protected by them, or receive assistance for dealing damage that they cannot do on their own.
“And then there’s the part where it’s not really human. It’s unlikely, but it’s not impossible, and I think it’s more believable than some of the other strong explorers out there.” (Kei)
“They said that she was a woman, but they didn’t say anything else about her appearance. What makes them think she’s a woman?” (Haru)
“It’s easier to notice their hair length and chest size than their facial features.” (Kei)
I let out a small sigh, feeling that my thoughts were going in circles.
“Well, I guess I’m off-topic, but Haru could have done what that woman did, right?” (Kei)
“Of course, I can defeat monsters within the forest with just using [Bomb].” (Haru)
“I’m not sure what to say about the current situation, then. You can’t know the bottom of the story, but if you’re an explorer, it’s best to err on the side of caution.” (Kei)
The first thing we were talking about was the disappearance of Rimdobmur. I will check it again on social media, but there is no information on the incident in the dungeon.
The only information I could find was that someone had obtained a rare item somewhere, or that some explorers had bad manners.
“They’re so strong. I’m sure the explorers will talk about them at some point.” (Haru)
“It would be a good idea to check the internet regularly for sightings. Maybe it’s someone who owns a hidden dungeon like us.” (Kei)
At that moment, I heard an electronic beep from the rice cooker and closed my computer.
“Well, let’s go eat first?” (Kei)
That day, we didn’t dive into the dungeon again but spent a day relaxing.
The next day, we went back to the dungeon, and the next, and the next.
There was nothing unusual happening in the dungeon, and many monsters were being generated as usual. The information about the woman in black was never seen again, and the only information seen on social media was about what happened to the Hero and rare items.
We began diving into the lower floors of the Forest and were able to dive five floors down to the 21st floor.
The monsters that appeared were the same as those in the shallower levels of the dungeon, and although they used different speeds and skills, it wasn’t too difficult once I got used to them.
Before I knew it, a week had passed, then a month.
And at the same time.
“Who are you? You’re an explorer, just like us. Let him go.” (Yuki)
The Hero and Witch confronted each other.
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