Chapter 27: The dragon moves (※but it is never mentioned it was outside.)
A few months later.
It all started with this conversation.
『You want to go out? 』
I was talking with Una on the twenty-third floor which is the lowest floor at the moment.
「Father. For the sake of your own, you have ordered us to strengthen the dungeon. However, no matter strong we get it’s useless if we don’t know anything of our enemy….」
Hm, that’s certainly true.
I hid myself because I was afraid of the adventurer.
Underground, I’m safe from the threat of Accurate Crow and White Wyvern.
Unless provoked, the White Wyvern is pretty much a harmless monster. As for Accurate Crow it’s because it won’t bother coming underground until the dungeon is destroyed.
However, an adventurer, human is another story.
They actively search for dungeons to hunt monsters.
Ever since I came to this world I have never met a human.
I certainly have the information about them but at the same time I also don’t.
Elibel’s knowledge is definitely valuable but it’s difficult to tell how long it has been.
I just want to know how many years have passed since the ruins were built.
If it’s over hundreds years, knowledge of the time is hardly useful.
It’s like solving modern literature when you’ve only been studying classics.
……The dungeon has now become a lot larger.
Furthermore, each floor is now unique. The defense of soldier ants, golems, High Golems as well as Golem Homunculus also has been improved.
I think it’ll take about a year to completely cover this place.
「Besides, training with Ann-sama has made us much stronger. If the worst come to the worst when we’re outside, we are more than capable enough to escape. 」
Mm. I can certainly feel her magic is increasing.
Besides, she trained with Ann.
Who’s at a level of a King-class.
Even if they encounter Accurate Crow and White Wyvern they can still run away from them.
『I understand. However, there are few things you must bear in mind. Return immediately after collecting information of surroundings and be sure to close the entrance when you leave. How about it? 』
「That’s fine with me. I’ll also need someone to come with me….」
She later then devised a concrete plan for when going outside.
『I will now announce those who have been chosen. 』
Before me is a line-up of main members of the dungeon.
Currently gathering are me, Golem Homunculus, Ann, Pururu and also golem with high intelligence among the animal-type.
『There will be three members for the three-man party for the Eld Desert exploration. 』
Even though I said that, it will only be the Golem Homunculus.
The party members will obviously be the human-type golem.
Una, Dos and Tres.
They completely look like a human.
When we’re talking about blending in with the human, they are definitely the best choice.
But the thing that surprised me the most was Dos who decided to tag along.
To tell the truth, I was only thinking of Una and Tres.
Never did I think he took interest in it.
「…………I want to see the outside world. 」(Dos)
As I was about to continue, I got interrupted.
Tres wants to take Pururu with her but nonetheless I can’t allow it.
Pururu, originally my healing, has now evolved into King-class designated species.
It will bring a lot of trouble if it were to be found by other people.
There are three goals.
First, understand the surrounding area.
Second, investigate the human living around here.
Third, find information about the outside world by interacting with them.
Well, that’s the gist of it.
I gave them the detailed instruction.
However, if they can’t talk through this creature, I want them to escape before it gets dangerous.
『I want each of you to have this. 』
I gave them a ping-pong size magic stone.
「Father. What is this? 」
『It’s called a communication magic stone. By inserting magic into it, we can communicate with each other from far. 』
It’s this world version of mobile phone. I found it in one of the hidden rooms of Elibel’s ruins.
Elibel-san you really can do anything.
With this, I can get in touch immediately if something were to happen.
If it’s thought transmission, the effective range is different for everyone.
Mine is 100m radius by the way.
Well, in the dungeon it’s limitless.
Ann can also do the same.
However, it’s only within the dungeon.
Like before, the range is limited outside.
But with this magic stone, as long as there’s magic, you can talk wherever you are.
Also, I have one spare with me.
As a substitute for restoration items in an emergency.
「I understand father. If you excuse us, we’ll be on our way. 」
『Ah, be careful out there. 』
「Yes, I’ll keep that in mind. 」
「See you later dad. 」
Dos silently nod.
I never see him talk at all.
Maybe he’s the silent type.
Or maybe it’s because he looks just like zashiki-warashi.
But, he’s a male tho.
Thus, the three Golem Homunculus began their first journey outside the dungeon.
Eh, what? Me?
I’m not going out. I’m scared of the outside.
Besides, I can still see the outside view from here thanks to the shared vision from Una.
So why should I when I can just stay here and learn by watching television.
Now, I wonder what the outside looks like after a while.
While I’m excited, I already know what Una will see.
A supplementary explanation
Ann actually has completed land survey through her soldier ants.
And already has reported to the MC, but he wasn’t paying attention because he’s stupid.