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After consoling Haru, who came back with her face hidden, I asked a nearby person about the current situation.
According to the person, many explorers, mainly “893” and “Yamato Nadeshiko”, are trying to break through the Tokyo Dungeon, but there are currently several monsters on the ground.
There is a possibility that the speed of the explorers’ extermination is not fast enough, or worse, that the situation is beyond imagination.
In the dungeon, where electronic devices cannot be used, there is no way to communicate information. Even so, once they returned by transfer, they would not be able to return to the depths of the dungeon that day.
In the end, there was very little that I could learn from the conversation. In the first place, many of the onlookers outside the fence seemed to be people who were not even explorers.
If that were the case, they wouldn’t know the danger level of the monsters, and even if they did, they wouldn’t be able to give detailed information based on their assessment of the situation.
“So, Haru. What are we going to do?” (Kei)
“I don’t think they’ve been confirming who’s entering the dungeon. If we can get in, we’ll go to the Forest, and then we’ll follow the monsters up to the top. Or the other way around.” (Haru)
“If you attack from above, there’s a chance we’ll get dragged down by weaker monsters and won’t be able to advance. It’s probably safer on the ground, but we can’t support the explorers from behind.” (Kei)
“Then, let’s go from below.” (Haru)
After deciding how to move into the dungeon, we quickly went to a nearby public restroom to change our clothes.
With the monsters coming out of the dungeon, it was only natural that the changing room I had used before was no longer available.
I changed into a black hoodie over my usual gear. I pulled the hood up to cover my face.
I put all the clothes I had changed into an item pouch and hid them under the hoodie.
“Well, let’s go. We’ll plow through before they say anything else.” (Kei)
Both of us, without weapons, waited for the moment when there would be a gap in the crowd of people at the fence. And then.
The moment the goblin climbs over the fence and falls to this side of the fence, we start running. The crowd makes a path to the fence to get away from the goblin.
As soon as the goblin wakes up, Haru steps on its head and jumps over the fence. I followed suit, slashing the goblin’s neck lightly with my knife, which I only took out for a moment so that it wouldn’t be visible to others, and then jumped upwards. The distance was a little too short, so I grabbed the fence, lifted myself up, and landed behind it.
I watched as the goblin turned into a black mist behind me, and entered the dungeon with surprised explorers around me.
When we entered the Forest area, we saw a different scene than the usual Forest and our home dungeon where the monsters had disappeared.
A dozen or so explorers had gathered at the exit of the cave. It was also the entrance to the Forest, and they were facing the direction of the Forest.
“This is not good. Can we handle it?” (Kei)
“Hmm, it’s not noticeable. The enemy here is really strong, and it’s obviously a monster we’ve never seen before.” (Haru)
There were three huge monsters camped outside the cave. All of them were probably unique monsters.
The first is a Red Bear. Is it about 5 meters in size? The second one was a white earth dragon that didn’t seem to have any intention of hiding in the ground. And the last one is a Silver Treant.
Except for the unique monsters, I couldn’t see any of them. Maybe all the other monsters in the forest had already been killed or were on their way up.
It seems that the short-range attacks of the Earth Dragon and the Bear, along with the medium-range attacks of the Treant, have made it impossible to reach them.
“Haru, which one do you want?” (Kei)
If we destroy even one of them, the burden on the other explorers will be reduced. If so, which one will be the most troublesome for the other explorers to deal with?
“Then, it’s the Treant. From the looks of it, most of the other explorers seem to be good at melee combat.” (Haru)
Among the explorers Haru pointed to, there were two parties that I remember seeing on the internet news. “893” and “Yamato Nadeshiko”. And,
“Hmm? Is that Itsuki-san?” (Haru)
“Oh, right. The person we met in Morioka. If she’s here, she must be pretty strong. Then let’s go.” (Kei)
“Roger. Let’s go.” (Haru)
I run past the explorer and leap in front of the three monsters. [T/N: My bad, Karen Isogi was Karen Itsuki apparently. She’s their Father’s (Shiki) acquaintance.]
With the knife in my right hand, I blocked the bear’s fist from in front of me and twisted my body to avoid the claws of the earth dragon. And then.
“[Strong Slash]” (Kei)
I pulled out my sword from my item pouch and hit the branch of the Treant that was stretching out.
I couldn’t cut it off, but the movement of the branches was slowed down with a dull creak.
“Take, this!” (Haru)
Haru slams her Tonfa into Treant’s non-reacting face.
“Let’s take some distance.” (Kei)
We, who have now attracted the Treant’s attention more than enough, run deep into the Forest.
From behind, the Treant chases after us knocking down trees as it moves.
It took about a minute. We ran straight away, but there was no sign of any other monsters, and we were far enough away that we couldn’t even see the entrance to the forest.
“Okay, that’s far enough away. Haru, please. [Chain] [Curse].” (Kei)
Something black enveloped Treant.
“Leave it to me because it will be done soon. [Collapse] [Decaple].” (Haru)
Treant’s movements are completely suppressed, and its body is crushed by ten black spheres.
“This is the end. [Prison Gate]” (Haru)
A black hole opens underneath the crushed Treant, completely ignoring Treant’s resistance and sucking it in.
“You’re done. Want to go home?” (Kei)
“Well, if we get rid of this one, the others will be easier. Let’s go back slowly and carefully, I guess?” (Haru)
With no one else’s eyes on them, the siblings easily defeated the unique monster, and without feeling the fatigue of battle, they began to leisurely return home.
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