About a month has passed since the dungeon was completed.
Yes, nothing at all.
No cruddy Dragon Slayer showed up, the dungeon wasn’t destroyed, no armies arrived, and my arm wasn’t cut off.
Nothing happens and a day passes, whether I take a nap, eat magic stones and sleep, or just laze around.
Ah, peace is wonderful.
I was enjoying a long-awaited relaxed atmosphere in the newly created dungeon.
Spending my time leisurely eating magic stones and napping.
There is nothing more wonderful than this.
My old life is back.
『Yawn… I’m bored…』
Boredom, it’s the best.
By the way, I’m alone now.
Ann is in the Yuguru Great Forest, Una and Dos have gone to the nearby towns and villages for information gathering.
Tres and Pururu are doing combat training with the monsters they’ve recently befriended in the Add Mountain Range.
I was sure that Tres would go out to the towns and villages with Una and Dos, but Tres herself said she didn’t want to go.
This was honestly surprising.
Somehow, I get the feeling that Tres is intentionally avoiding going to towns and villages lately.
Hmm… when she comes back, I guess I’ll have a chat with her.
She might have some kind of trouble.
Well, I guess I’ll make a golem after a long time.
But what kind of golem should I make…
Ah, I remember that material.
Alright, I’ll go with that this time.
Kneading the soil, giving it shape.
Knead, knead, knead, knead.
And then, this.
The skin of the “Giant Lizard”.
When Ann hunted it before, Elibel dissected it, and I received some of its skin.
I’m going to attach this to the surface.
Put a magic stone in the eyes and use a processed magic stone for the fangs.
…Reproducing the scales is tough.
Well, it’s fine as is.
The original “Giant Lizard” looks like a Tyrannosaurus Rex, but I won’t make it that way.
This is where my arrangement comes in.
For the neck… I think I’ll make it nine-headed like Su.
The long snake Su, who has evolved into a Venom Hydra, usually has one head, but it has the characteristic of branching into nine heads in battle.
I’ll make this golem nine-headed as well.
Then, make the arms more solid.
Muscles are important. I’ll make them muscular with lots of bulges.
Maybe I’ll also change the tail a bit.
Add lots of spikes and a counterbalance.
After a while…
『Alright, it’s done.』
There stood something that looked like a dragon, about twenty meters long.
It’s much smaller than the original Giant Lizard, but I think it’s quite a piece of work.
Or rather, it’s completely different from the original Giant Lizard.
It’s completely a different creature now.
It looks like a villain from a fantasy movie.
Next, I will insert a magic stone into its core and pour magical power into it.
I don’t expect it to fail, but this moment of activation still makes me nervous.
Indeed, the finishing touches are essential.
Gradually, light lit up in the eyes of the pseudo-Giant Lizard.
The golem slowly began to move.
Looks like it’s a success.
The golem I created will be sent for the defense of the deep dungeon.
I’ll have this one handle the first floor.
I explain about the teleportation gates through thought transmission, and have it move.
Pseudo-Giant Lizard golem…
Let’s just call it Lizard Golem.
The Lizard Golem nodded and went through the teleportation gate towards the first floor of the deep area.
Yep, making golems is great.
Creating things is the best.
『Now then, I wonder if anyone has entered the dungeon…』
Thanks to the magic stones set up by Elibel, I can monitor the entire dungeon.
A dedicated floor is prepared, and I can watch real-time images of the dungeon from the brilliantly colored spheres.
Watching this is perfect for killing time.
Eh? If I have time to do that, I should be strengthening the dungeon?
That’s why I made the Lizard Golem.
Now, let’s move to the surveillance floor.
I go through the teleportation gate and move to Elibel’s lab.
The surveillance floor is inside Elibel’s lab.
Various sized brilliantly colored spheres are floating in the room.
3D-like images of the inside of the dungeon are projected from there.
By the way, all of the magic power consumption of these spheres is supplemented by the “Pseudo Dungeon Core”.
Now, what’s the situation today?
I turn my eyes to the projected images.
However, there’s no point in looking beyond the middle layers.
Because no one has reached beyond the middle layers yet.
What I mainly look at is the surface and the entrance area.
The number of adventurers has been increasing recently.
Most of them scout the area near the entrance and quickly return.
It’s a cycle.
However, there are also many people, such as merchants, who use this dungeon to cross the mountains and the large forest.
Now, who came today?
Oh, it’s adventurers.
They came in from the entrance of the Yuguru Great Forest.
It’s a five-person adventurer party.
They boldly proceed through the first floor without hesitation.
They seem to be different from the previous adventurers.
Even their equipment is visibly of good quality.
Hmm, but shouldn’t they take better care of it?
The sword in the hand of the leading man who looks like a warrior.
Isn’t the blade slightly chipped?
That’s not good, you need to sharpen it properly.
And the staff held by the female adventurer at the rear.
I think she should raise the purity of her magical power a bit more.
She seems to constantly be flowing a little bit of magical power into the magic stone of the staff, but the flow of her magical power circuit is messy.
If she doesn’t cut off the unnecessary magic power circuits, it’s a waste of magical power.
Since I also create weapons while making golems using “alchemy”, I know this well.
The other members also seem strong, but their equipment is somewhat sloppy.
Maintenance is important.
Recently, perhaps because I’ve gotten a bit more composed, I’ve been able to pay attention to such details.
Unperturbed, they proceeded through the first floor.
And then— just like that, they exited from a different entrance.
『What!? They’re not exploring the dungeon!?』
That was unexpected.
…It seems like they didn’t come to challenge the dungeon, but merely to use it as a passage.
Well, sure enough, if you’re just passing through the first layer, humans have almost finished mapping it out.
It’s a much quicker option compared to going through the Yuguru Great Forest above, and there’s no combat involved.
If you want to reach your destination safely, it’s better to pass through here.
From the looks of them, unlike that damn dragon slayer, they seemed like reasonably strong adventurers, and I was hoping they would challenge the surface dungeon.
If no one challenges it, I can’t test the dungeon’s capabilities.
Well, it’s better if no one comes at all.
But still, just a little bit.
It would be okay if they challenged it a bit.
It’s fine if they become testers for the traps and golems.
While consuming magical stones and blankly watching the images, another group of adventurers arrived.
Well, who are these guys next?
『……… Ew, who are these guys?』
I frowned at the sight of the guys that appeared on the screen.
This time, it’s six of them.
And they’re some rather rough-looking adventurers.
Mohawk hair, tattoos, sunglasses, fat, short.
All of them are wearing strange clothes with torn sleeves.
They’d be better off buying new clothes instead of wearing such old ones.
In this season, they’re going to get cold.
And they’re wearing bandages here and there.
Did they get hurt?
And aren’t those spiked shoulder pads hard to walk in?
Una often says adventurers are dirty as if it’s her catchphrase, and these guys look just like that.
Among such men, there was one middle-aged man wearing glasses.
Dressed in a robe like a magician, he seemed more like a scholar.
……… It feels totally out of place.
He’s sticking out all on his own.
Now it just looks like a scene where delinquents are bullying an old man.
Even in a dungeon, he’s sticking out.
It’s as if his worldview is completely different.
They’re the type of guys who would fit in a devastated cityscape.
But I’m interested in them.
Alright, let’s watch what they do next.
But, where have I seen these guys before……?
Where was it?
Well, it doesn’t matter.
For now, I just kept watching the images before me.