The treasure chest containing the Earth Dragon’s Spine is just outside the floor boss’s room.
Let’s collect it quickly.
If we don’t, we’ll be swarmed by the monsters on this floor.
Looking at the data again, they are dangerous.
They are mostly advanced-class and general-class monsters.
If a bunch of them came in here, even Tres and Pururu could not beat them.
Eh? What about me, you ask?
No, no, no, what are you talking about?
I’m the one who got scared by that giant before.
There’s no way I can fight.
Yeah, I’m a chicken. So what of it?
That’s why I holed myself inside.
Besides, my only attack is the breath.
If I use it in the dungeon, we’ll be buried alive.
Well, it will pose no problem for me as I can eat dirt and rocks.
But Tres and Pururu would be caught up in it, too.
While I was opening the treasure chest, it was a complete silence, so I quickly go on with it and retrieved the contents.
I sensed quite a few monsters before I opened the door, but as soon as I walked out of the room, they become more distant.
Talk about luck.
I wonder why? Could there be another prey?
It doesn’t matter.
Everything is alright.
Well, at any rate, we got the Earth Dragon’s Spine in one piece.
We went through the teleportation gate and quickly returned to our dungeon.
As a group of four….
Yes, for an unknown reason after that, old man Berg, Elibel’s subordinate giant, said he’s coming with us.
Is it okay for the dungeon boss to move freely like this? Prior to that question, he nonchalantly said, 『It’s okay, don’t worry about it』.
A floor boss, really?
Well, I don’t care if he wants to.
I told Berg what’s on my mind.
I’m here to get the Earth Dragon’s Spine.
And I plan to bring Elibel back to life.
It’s fine if I don’t say it, but I thought I should at least tell him.
After hearing the story, Berg was furious, that’s for sure.
Well, I can see why.
A few months ago, when I ate that pedestal in the ruins, her memories came flooding with the knowledge.
It was an endless negativity.
She said with a face that looked like she was about to die, 『I’ll kill you……. I’ll definitely kill you…..』
With a look of anger, she said, 『Why is it……. why……. why is it just me…….』
With a look of sadness on her face, she rambled, 『It’s not my fault…….I’m not bad……』
In every scene, she was alone in her room, crying. As if to show her emotions, the room was scattered with bottles and mysterious liquids.
Her room condition is a proof that she had been stress eating.
That much negativity.
Perhaps she hated this world more than anyone else.
I don’t know why. Because all that flowed was her emotions.
And knowing this, I’m still trying to bring her back to this world.
Of course, Berg is going to be angry.
But I’m sorry, Berg.
Elibel’s presence is vital to me.
Her knowledge and research have improved my dungeon a lot.
But I need her to complete my dream.
To put it bluntly, I don’t know how to apply the knowledge.
Even with a game guidebook, a person who has never played the game still won’t be able to beat it.
The battle from before would be a good example.
I have Elibel’s knowledge but couldn’t calmly deal with what happening in front of me.
I might understand the surface of the challenge, but the only person who can talk about the deeper, more in-depth parts would still be herself.
Yes, I wanted her to be my dungeon advisor.
The greatest magician in the history of humankind, who has created a huge 88 floors dungeon.
Totally for my convenience.
But it’s not a given she’ll take the job.
There’s a chance she’ll say no.
I’m certain that she would accept the job.
Like when I fed Ann the evolution magic stone.
I felt that it wouldn’t fail despite a success rate of less than 10%.
I can feel it.
I explained that to Berg as well.
After he got angry for a moment, he suddenly became quiet and said that we should bring him along.
Can we talk about something?
The atmosphere is rather stiff while we’re on our way to Elibel’s room.
It is very awkward.
Um, will someone please talk? The air is so heavy……
Even Pururu doesn’t have the usual cute voice!
It’s tiny as a water balloon now!
Oh, that’s right, Pururu changes size depending on emotions.
Tres as always, being absent-minded.
Enough! What is this!?
I have no communication skills at all!
Someone please break this silence!
And a few minutes later.
We arrived at a small room I’ve been to before.
That’s right. The small room where Elibel’s body was laid to rest.
The tattered bookshelves, the desk that looks like it’s about to break, and the crumbling bones are the same as when I was here before.
We ended up here with no conversation at all.
I look at Elibel’s remains again.
Yup. It’s still under the Anti-Immortalization Spell.
In this world, essentially, if a corpse is left alone, it will become an undead in ten days.
That’s why it’s common sense to cremate the corpse immediately.
However, some people prefer burial.
Mostly the nobles.
The Anti-Immortalization Spell was designed for such people.
It is a spell that prevents the dead from turning into an undead and promotes decay by nature.
It was said to be a rather time-consuming spell, and was eventually used only by the nobility, and was not widely used by the public.
If it’s completely turned into bones and weathered, it cannot be revived as either a zombie or a skeleton.
The effect of the spell is simple, but the spell itself is quite complex, and it is impossible for me to disarm it.
Unless I work myself to the bone……. haha.
That is when I found “Earth Dragon’s Spine” in Elipedia.
Normally, after two hundred years, her bones would be heavily weathered and could not be used to be revived as a skeleton, but this ruin is filled with a large amount of magical elements, the remains themselves have considerable magical power, and the most important part of the skull was preserved almost intact.
Well, when I say intact, it’s just bones.
With this, there’s a good chance she will be resurrected.
Well then, let’s begin the resurrection of the sage.
Well, the process is quite easy.
First thing we’ll need is a mortar made of soil.
Add a bit of crushed dragon’s spine and the right amount of magic stone into the mortar.
After that, mix them together.
By the way, I had Tres doing the mixing for me.
「Dad, it’s done!」
Tres showed me the finished product inside the mortar.
Yes, it’s nicely mixed.
Next, sprinkle this on Elibel (the skeleton).
Make sure it’s evenly distributed.
Next, slowly add magical power.
This should be enough.
Then, we wait.
After a minute passed, magical power began to gather around Elibel’s remains.
The next moment, those power exploded with a loud boom.
The undead magical power is proportional to the amount of magical power of when it was still alive.
Elibel was once a magician who had mastered all four major elements to the Soul King-class.
Originally, she would be resurrected as the highest class undead, the Immortal King.
However, it’s no longer the case now that two hundred years have passed.
She would probably resurrect as an advanced-class undead at most.
The small room was filled with a dense magical power.
And after a while, it stops.
With this, Elibel’s formula for preventing immortalization should have been neutralized…..
With a clatter, Elibel’s remains shake even without wind.
A small light flashed in the skull’s eye at its center.
Did it work?
I stared at the skeleton.
Everyone else was also watching with bated breath.
Then it slowly opened its mouth.
「Hm? Hngh~ *Yawn* I feel like I’ve been sleeping for super long. My body hurts…. Wait, it didn’t? That’s weird, what happened? Why is my robe on the floor? Why there are bones in it? And why am I on the floor….. Eh, WAAAARGHHH!!!」
That’s when she finally noticed me.
Elibel (bone) looks at me and clatters her skull in surprise.
I mean, how can she talk when she’s only a bone?
Well, it doesn’t matter now.
「Is that… a dragon?! Eeeh, an earth dragon?! How? How did it get here! What, Berg is here too? What are you doing here? This is my private, special, gorgeous room, remember? And that look, what happened to your “monster core”?」
Furthermore, Elibel scurries around and dexterously moves her head to look around.
「Huh? What? How did my room get this messy? And the slime and the… hmm, what’s this slime? What an impossible amount of magic! And that little girl, uhehehehe….. wait, a golem homunculus? What is this? What is happening?! Wha- what happened to my body?!」
The skull shaking violently with a clattering clatter.
As usual, it’s unfortunate that she speaks like this…
And even though she just woke up, she speaks like a machine gun.
Frankly, it’s cancerous and resonates in my ears.
It’s so loud I wonder if she’s using voice amplifier magic.
At any rate, it was a success.
Elibel has come back to life.
『Good morning, Miss Sage.』
I immediately greet the upset Elibel.