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“You passed.” (Suela)
It’s tempting to ask her to stop playing around, but I don’t know how to proceed because nothing has proceeded like in my expectations thus far.
“I said you passed.” (Suela)
Apparently, I didn’t make a mistake and she didn’t say, “Please, go home”.
While I was listening back, Suela was plainly reading the documents I brought.
“Eh? But what about the interview?”
I’ve never heard of an interview that is decided by a single question.
What’s more, she just asked how she looks and not whether I’m a proper member of society.
“I read your memory through magic. It’s only the surface memories, but there doesn’t seem to be any problems with your personality, you have no history of scandals. You also have experience in martial arts.” (Suela)
Above all, she corrects the position of her glasses with her index finger and says.
“Also, you have an aptitude for magical power.” (Suela)
Oh, I can’t help it if it’s magic. Wow, she read my mind, does that make sense? Well, I wonder if I also have magical power, I’m confused because of various things…
“Yes, magical power.” (Suela)
I’m not that naive, but the words came to my mind, but I shook my head and kicked the thoughts out.
I never heard that this interview was an interview where magic had to be a special skill!
“Does this job need magical power?”
“Yes, magical power is a requirement.” (Suela)
With that said, Suela lights a flame at her fingertips with a slight gesture.
“I’ve been 28 years old, but I haven’t used magic?”
“To be precise, it is an aptitude for magical power, the point is you have a vessel that can accept magical power.” (Suela)
“… I’m sorry, I can’t keep up with the conversation.”
“It’s okay, most of the people who have passed so far have responded similarly to you.” (Suela)
It’s a little reassuring.
Apparently, the current situation is not normal, but my mind is normal to the extent that there are people who respond in the same way as I did.
The dark elf receptionist has magic, an interview that ends with one question. My thoughts are too slow to follow what’s happening.
“Please have some coffee and calm down.” (Suela)
Even if the coffee I was drinking was poisoned, I didn’t go against her recommendation.
I drank coffee to calm down, two pumps of milk and sugar, that’s my coffee.
“Then I will explain step by step.” (Suela)
Seeing that I was starting to calm down, Suela made a quick waving gesture.
Then the room became dark and an image similar to a presentation for new employees was projected on a screen in front of me.
“You can drink while listening to the explanation.” (Suela)
The dark elf teacher, Suela, who stood with a pointer in one hand without giving any time to push out such an out-of-place idea, explains the material reflected in the slide show.
“First of all, the recruitment criteria for this recruitment is magical aptitude. Of course, as I said earlier, I read your memory magically, but I’m blind to some personality flaws.” (Suela)
What is projected is a simple diagram of a human figure.
“It’s magical aptitude, but it’s just aptitude for magical power, it doesn’t mean that you have magical power now.” (Suela)
With a tapping sound, Suela pointed to the area around the human stomach.
Of course, it’s in an empty area, there’s nothing in it.
“To be exact, except in this company, there is no magical power in this world. Therefore, the aptitude for magical power naturally degenerates, but inside this building, it does not degenerate. So there are people who have a proper constitution.” (Suela)
While talking about magical aptitude, something looking like purple waves appeared, and the number of human drawings increases to two, the figures represent humans who have an aptitude and those without.
“There are ranks for magical aptitude, and the higher the number, the higher the aptitude. It is said that the qualities of magical aptitude cannot change even if you train for the rest of your life. A much more accurate assessment will be done from now on, but I believe Jiro-san has at least four points in magical power aptitude, which is the standard passing score.” (Suela)
“What? How do you know?”
“First of all, you were able to read the leaflet, which can be read if there is a numerical value of about 1 aptitude, and if there is no aptitude, it looks like a blank sheet in the first place. Next, the barrier at the entrance of the building. If you have an aptitude of two or less, you will not be able to enter and your memory of the interview will become vague and you will be rejected.” (Suela)
I was afraid of her declaring that she could easily manipulate my memory and that if my aptitude was low, I could have been one of them.
“And the dark elf receptionists, they are changing their appearance using low-grade concealment magic. It’s definitely not possible for humans in this world to tell, unless you have three or more points in magical aptitude. You can see them. Finally, I use similar magic, but the level is different. You can see through it if you have about four points in magical aptitude.” (Suela)
I want to confirm some of the details with Suela-san, and she gave nodded.
“Well, so, if you put magical power into me, and I have magical power aptitude, the amount of magical power that remains inside me will be ranked. But at the very least I have reached the passing score?”
“That’s right.” (Suela)
The image changes from a simple illustration to a cup and giving me a representation of the magical power aptitude by the amount of water.
“Please rest assured. It depends on the magical aptitude, but the magic of the mental interference system is hard to work for those with higher magical aptitude, and there is no physical effect on Jiro who currently has zero magical power.” (Suela)
She smiles and gives me an additional explanation to reassure me since I look terrified.
That alone gives me some relief. It’s not a bad thing that she is also beautiful.
“Are you fine about these hiring criteria?” (Suela)
If this had been a stern man, I would still be anxious and confused. However, men are simple and tend to make themselves look good in front of beautiful women.
That said, it’s true that I’ve also calmed down a bit.
“Then, let me explain what your job is.” (Suela)
From now on, it’s the job description.
The conversation and topic from before are too far into the fantasy realm. However, above all that, the work content is important.
I’m tired of working for black companies like before.
I have to be more proactive and be ready to listen.
“Currently, we, the Demon King Army, have created a dungeon that acts as a passage connecting Ithar, a world hostile to us, and the Demon Castle. Moreover, we created a total of seven dungeons.”
The content is steeped in fantasy elements, but the presentation material is well made.
An overview of the world, a description of the dungeons, and photographic material are attached.
“Ithar is a world built by gods who are hostile to our Demon Lord’s army, a world of swords and magic according to Jiro-sama’s knowledge, where sub-humans such as beastmen and elves exist. We, the Demon King’s Army, have invaded this world and created dungeons that serve as passageways for the purpose of expanding our territory.” (Suela)
If the material is real, and if this story isn’t fictional like a movie. It’s reality, isn’t it?
The point is that we are about to get involved in a war between different worlds.
She gave me a thorough explanation in advance, so I can see her sincerity, but honestly, I’m starting to want to decline it.
“But what we want from Jiro-san is to not join the force for the invasion.” (Suela)
She speaks to wipe out my anxiety in a timely manner, and she is absolutely good at speaking.
“I will explain this later, and I swear in the contract, so please listen to me now. The battle between the Demon King Army and Ithar has been going for about 5,000 years. We are invading in various ways, but all of them are invading through the dungeon, and this dungeon is both a passage and a fort.” (Suela)
Furthermore, the image that was switched and displayed was like a tower.
“The current Demon King is a very cautious person. While successive Demon Kings are competing with heroes, defending is very important.” (Suela)
Most RPGs capture the dungeon until the final boss. Then subsequently defeat the final boss in the deepest part.
Not to mention there are monsters and traps, there are also high-ranking middle bosses, mazes, and puzzles in the aisles.
A straight passage is like just telling you to capture.
“He ordered the seven generals to make a dungeon, and we were able to reach the stage of opening the door to the world, but the Demon King thinks that connecting Ithar and the dungeon again immediately, will only be a repeat performance of the past. So he thought of a new system.” (Suela)
“What is it?”
I’m afraid she’s really good at speaking and convincing people, and I think it can’t be helped. Moreover, when it comes to such an unrealistic story, I want to hear it to the end.
“Before I talk about the plan, a just something to know, but most of the heroes are from this world, Earth.” (Suela)
“It’s a fact.” (Suela)
Isn’t that a figment of imagination?
If that’s the case, some missing people aren’t abducted.
The true reason some people are spirited away or abducted was that they were summoned to another world.
“And most dungeons have been captured by these heroes.” (Suela)
Oh, maybe I know where this is going.
“The Demon King thought. If the heroes are the ones that capture dungeons, he thinks we should create a dungeon that heroes cannot capture.” (Suela)
That’s a great idea.
“Then, why not make the high-ranking demons wait at the entrance from the beginning?”
I tell her a better way to defeat heroes that are at a lower level, her face shows a mix of emotions, ending with a wry smile. Suela unfortunately shakes her head.
“The details are confidential, so I can’t talk about it, but broadly speaking, due to the influence of the gods, the entrance to the dungeon will inevitably weaken the Demon Lord’s power. In addition, our fighting power will be severely weakened. The conditions will change if we invade and secure the territory and increase the influence of the Demon Lord, but that will take time. We can’t send our generals, our precious warriors, to such a place.” (Suela)
So, connecting dungeons doesn’t immediately make the place belong to the invading army.
Is it possible to spread the mysterious substance called magical power on the spot and finally make it a territory…
Until then, I don’t know how long it will take, but the dungeon side will be in a weakened state and the other side will be attacked by a powered-up hero.
This alone reduces chances and instances that they could win.
It contains fantasy elements, but her points are grounded in logic.
“So, first of all, we want to secure a solid base, and for that purpose, we would like to invite earthlings who have a different point of view as dungeon testers to improve and strengthen the dungeon.” (Suela)
I can see most of the picture.
To summarize the point, other world heroes are strong, and there is a high possibility that they will capture the dungeon of the Demon King.
Therefore, they invite people from different worlds who have similar strengths to point out the weak points of the dungeons. So they can improve and strengthen them.
“That’s what I was told.” (Suela)
Even though it’s another world, it’s still hostile to the human race.
As soon as I knew it, I was reluctant to reply.
“My job is to attack the dungeon and submit a report?”
“That’s right. In addition, this also strengthens the Demon King’s army. As expected, those above the Seven Generals will not participate, but the demons below them will attack you with all their might. Of course, there is a danger of death. Of course, we, the Dark Elves and the rest of the Demon King’s Army will provide as much support as possible.” (Suela)
The job is quite simple, but the content is a complete black company, including the risk of death.
I’m not sure if I’m going to be taken to the world where the Demon Lord’s Army is if I accept the job.
“Isn’t this a pattern of me leaving this world?”
“No, you’ll go to the dungeon through the company.” (Suela)
“You are connected here!”
“That’s what this company is for. As for working hours, regular employees are required to spend at least five hours a day in the dungeon, but it doesn’t have to be five hours straight.” (Suela)
The content of the next topic is related to the bonus. Suela’s explanation makes me feel weak in the knees in relief.
Well, I’m glad that I won’t be sent to another world, and I can not return, which is a concern.
“It is necessary to prohibit information leaking outside the company by contract magic. So, how about visiting the facility?” (Suela)
“What are the risks?”
“I will accompany you. You can see the inside of the dungeon, the demons will not attack, and the traps will not be activated. You will only be able to see the entrance to the first floor of the dungeon, the food and shelter facilities, and the armory.” (Suela)
If there’s no danger, we should go, even if the areas we can see are limited.
I would never be able to experience something like this again.
I no longer cared if reality was mixed with fantasy.
“This way then.” (Suela)
I stood up immediately and followed Suela-san, who took the lead.
The first place she led us to was an underground facility that led to the first floor of seven different dungeons.
There was no one in the room at the moment, but there was a line of elevator-like doors, and the space was as large as a gymnasium, except that it was monitored by surveillance cameras.
“This is the entrance to the dungeon. If Jiro-san becomes a full-time employee, he will be required to either form a party here or challenge the dungeon solo.” (Suela)
“Are those doors like the elevator doors?”
“Yes, each door leads to the dungeons of the Seven Generals, and if you capture each layer continuously, you can freely select the layer you wish to enter.” (Suela)
“Oh, so I can follow someone to the next level?”
“You can go, but in that case, there will be no record of you in that layer. You can only choose the places you can go by yourself. And this is the dungeon.” (Suela)
Without hesitation, we approached the dungeon elevator on the far left, she typed in the numbers, and the door opened.
“Wow, this is quite the fantasy-like.”
“This is the dungeon of the Oni General.” (Suela)
From the looks of it, it’s a complete cave-type dungeon. It looks like a cave that has been expanded into a maze
“I’ll tell you how it’s laid out during the training, but unfortunately you’ll have to wait until after you’re hired to learn more. Would you like to see the other dungeons?” (Suela)
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