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It had been a few days since we had returned home, and both of our eyes were glued to the computer screen.
After our outburst in the forest on the first day, we had no idea why we had done what we had done. If you think about it, cutting down all the trees was obviously a waste of effort, and what was the fun of killing trees that didn’t move?
In the first place, I think it would be more exhilarating and pleasant to fire a full-powered magic barrage at the Rimdobmur, which is still too hard to defeat. I think that’s the thinking of a psychopath, though.
After that, I continued my previous method of killing monsters from a fixed position in the forest in an attempt to take practical action. I didn’t get any unique monsters that were particularly strong, and I didn’t get any new skills, but I did get an interesting-looking magical item.
It was called the [Potion Bottle]. The function of the bottle is that what you put inside it will not deteriorate. The bottle does not break. Unlike ordinary potion bottles, it doesn’t break even when the contents are gone, which is why it is a magical tool. However, the capacity is small. I looked it up and found that it holds only about 100 ml. I don’t think I can use it to hold drinks.
So, we were living such a fulfilling life. Today, we were gathering information about dungeons on the Internet as usual, and we came across some information.
“A member of 893 succeeded in creating an intermediate level potion using his pharmaceutical skills. The effect is enough to heal a broken bone instantly.”
Compared to the previous potions that only healed small wounds, the effects of the Intermediate Potion would be remarkable. If there is such a thing, I would definitely want to get it before I go abroad.
However, the problem is how to get it. Currently, the only way to obtain Intermediate Potions is to buy them from members of the 893. And at a very high price. It was not a price we could afford.
If that was the only way, our eyes wouldn’t be glued to the computer screen. What we paid attention to was the article written a little below it.
“Brother, is this real?” (Haru)
“Well, I suppose there’s a chance that you’d have to have some sort of medicine making skill to do it.” (Kei)
“My skill is Crafting. Maybe I can do the same thing.” (Haru)
“It is worth a try.” (Kei)
The article there was the content of an interview with the creator of the Intermediate Potions.
It started with a purely dungeon-related story, talked about parties and recent activities, and then moved on to talk about potions.
There was also a section on how to make potions using his potion-making skill, which was something we were interested in.
According to him, the potion-making skill involves holding the material in your hand and using the skill to turn it into a bottled potion.
So, in order to see if he could make potions for other people, he tried to make potions by hand, and I was able to do so.
The Spirit Tree Leaf, a rare drop from a Treant that appears in the depths of the forest. I drained the water from them, crushed them in a mortar and pestle, and mixed them with clean water while applying magic power. By doing so, the crushed leaves somehow dissolve into water and become an Intermediate Potion.
All of these actions need to be done inside the dungeon, and of course, it says that the bottle did not appear after making the potion.
However, it is said that many people tried that method, but no one succeeded. What was made was just water with leaf powder mixed in it. If you drank it, there was no restorative effect and it just tasted like leaves.
However, there were only a few of these leaves, and the number of people who were able to experiment with them was too small, as well as the fact that there were few people in the dungeon who had the skills to dry them.
And we had a pretty good idea of what was causing it.
“For the time being, that Spirit Tree Leaf is the one.” (Kei)
“Well, it’s a rare drop from a monster that doesn’t come around often, so it might be tough to get.” (Haru)
“I’ve seen Treants many times.” (Kei)
“There are no rare drops in our dungeon.” (Haru)
As Haru says, rare drops are not available in our dungeon. In that case, we have no choice but to go to Tokyo Dungeon and get some.
“It’s really hard to avoid being discovered in the forest.” (Haru)
Nowadays, more and more people are exploring the Forest, but if there were two of us there, we would definitely attract attention. If there were two children exploring the forest while four adults were busy fighting, it would be a rumor at best or an invasion of privacy at worst.
What’s more, Treants appears deep in the forest. You’ll have to move around in the forest for sure. Even if you move in secret, there’s a good chance you’ll be discovered. If that’s the case,
“Do we move on the assumption that we will be discovered?” (Kei)
“What do you mean?” (Haru)
The biggest problem we have is that people know that we are searching for them, and from there they can find out our identities. If that happens, our strength will be known, and at present, we are overwhelmingly stronger than the Hero Party, so the media will look at us a good material to report on.
If that happens, it will be hard to avoid the dungeon in our home from being discovered. Even though our property is protected by law, there are many people in this world who do not abide by it.
If we become famous for living in such a shabby house, it will only be a matter of time before we are targeted by burglars and our dungeon is targeted. In that case, even if we became well-known, it is good if our identity is not revealed.
“I thought it would be a good idea to go to the Tokyo dungeon not to hide, but to disguise ourselves. What do you think?” (Kei)
“Is it a disguise to pretend to be someone?” (Haru)
“Well, that’s what it is.” (Kei)
Haru listened to my words, pondered, and then clapped her hands.
“Yeah, let’s do that. So we’ll have to get new equipment first.” (Haru)
“Oh, that’s right.” (Kei)
If we go with our usual equipment, we’ll be recognized, so we’ll have to get new ones. Also, we convince ourselves that it is a necessary expense since a sigh is about to spill out.
“All right, let’s go shopping instead of hiding in the dungeon today.” (Kei)
We quickly changed into street clothes, grabbed our wallets, and got on our bicycles.
“Haru, which one do you want to buy?” (Kei)
“Hmm, the parka?” (Haru)
“It’s too heavy with no hood.” (Kei)
We had just arrived at the place where we had first collected items for dungeon exploration. We didn’t go to the Dungeon Market because we were afraid of spending a lot of money, thinking that this would be enough since we were not looking for full-fledged explorer’s equipment but for disguise.
And now we’re standing in line at the clothing store.
“Brother, let’s decide the theme for the time being.” (Haru)
“What is the theme? Is it like Spring Outfit?” (Kei)
“That’s right, but it’s different! How do you go around entering the dungeon? What do you do?” (Haru)
Haru asked me, and I thought about it in my head. I thought I could just disguise myself and go in, but in reality, it’s not that easy. I had to dress in a way that would make me unrecognizable, but I didn’t want to look suspicious.
Even though I would be wearing normal gear when I entered the dungeon, if the forest were to report the presence of such a suspicious person later, they would be warier. However, if you hide your face, it is certain to look suspicious. Okay, let’s do that.
“Haru, if we go for fantasy style, it will look suspicious, so let’s go for a modern style.” (Kei)
That’s what I came up with.
In the dungeon, everyone would cover themselves in fantasy gear, and the only people to watch out for would be those carrying weapons or hiding behind cloaks and hoods. This is especially true if they have weapons exposed. If so.
“Don’t you think that if you wear modern clothes and hide your face with a mask and hat, people won’t think you’re suspicious?” (Kei)
“Brother you idiot.” (Haru)
“Come on, let’s try it.” (Kei)
I had a slight resurgence of Chunnibyou, and I pulled Haru, who had a disgusted face, to the back of the store.
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