I Woke Up in the Morning and Became a Seeker, So I Dived into a Dungeon ~Steadily Leveling Up Starting at the First Level~ - Chapter 27
Chapter 27. Dungeon Exploration Tour
The morning after the day I met with Yuzuki and decided to go on the dungeon exploration tour.
Kodachi-san, Yuzuki, and I gathered and went to the dungeon after we finished our preparations.
“Wow, wow, that was amazing! We did warp!”
Yuzuki, who had been transferred to the dungeon using a magic circle, was extremely excited.
Yuzuki only equipped herself with dungeon clothes and a dagger.
Although this was the minimum armament due to the budget she had prepared, it was not a big problem since magic attacks would be her main focus.
She acquired the basic fire attack magic, [Fire Bolt] as her first skill.
Since her magical power is high, she could show a reasonably high power.
In addition, the status [Magic] affects not only seekers’ maximum MP but also their magic attack and defense power.
After entering the dungeon, we decided to go to the 2nd floor.
The 1st floor is too inefficient for earning money, and even on the 2nd floor, there are no enemies that attack remotely, so there is no problem even with a level one, low durability Yuzuki with us.
We can go for the 3rd floor too, but I am somewhat afraid of the goblin archer’s shooting, so we’ll see how it goes for the time being.
While walking through the cave on the 1st floor, Yuzuki looked around with a curious look.
“Wow, is this a dungeon? Are the walls luminous? It’s mysterious.”
“Dungeons are a mass of wonders. I’m not surprised by anything that happens, but I still think there is some law.”
“Yes, that’s right. If you get used to it, you’ll find that nothing unexpected happens as much as you say.”
“Yes, yes, something like that.
Dungeons are places where you can go and explore. It’s like a game with levels, stats, monsters, etc., just like seekers.
There is a substantive question.
But I have no choice but to answer it this way.
“That’s it. I’m a dungeon seeker senpai. I don’t know anything.”
“Yes, you do. I’ll say it from that even more seeker senpai. I don’t know anything.”
“I see. I understand that we don’t know anything.”
Seeker is a dungeon player, so we’re familiar with the playing of dungeon exploration, but we’re not familiar with the fundamental dungeon principles.
It’s about as simple as operating a TV remote control to turn on the TV.
As long as you know how to operate it, you can play.
“But Yuzuki, you know the basics, like the incidents that occurred around the time of the dungeon appearance, don’t you?”
“By basic things, do you mean things like the occurrence of the dungeon 30 years ago or the fact that a monster came out of the dungeon and caused a lot of trouble?”
“Yeah, yeah. That’s about all I know too.”
“So you mean you’re just like a normie?”
“I was a normie until about ten days ago.”
About 30 years ago, people discovered dungeons simultaneously worldwide, and it was a big deal.
Around the same time, also simultaneously, seekers were born.
They were the only ones who could move into the dungeons, and their reports revealed the existence of monsters in the dungeons.
When the people first discovered dungeons, they believed monsters did not come out from dungeons.
The dungeons into which seekers dived showed no signs of such an occurrence.
However, a short time later, monsters began to pour out of some of the undiscovered dungeons in large numbers and began to attack the people who lived in the vicinity.
Every country sent out its army to fight off the monsters.
However, the monsters had mysterious barriers on their bodies that made modern weapons, like firearms less effective, requiring a lot of human casualties to subdue the monsters.
Moreover, monsters kept springing out of the dungeons one after another.
Although the monsters did not seem to have the momentum to destroy the human race immediately, people believed that the damage caused by the monsters would have continued to grow if the military forces alone had been fighting the monsters.
That future did not happen because those who had awakened to the seeker’s power appeared on the battlefield and exterminated the monsters at a rate far greater than the military force.
Against the seeker’s attacks, the monsters’ mysterious barriers were ineffective.
Seekers were the natural enemies of the monsters.
Seekers pushed back the monsters that kept coming out of the transfer magic circle and dived into the dungeons themselves.
The dungeons were no longer overflowing with monsters.
At least for now, people have concluded when seekers become active in a dungeon. The dungeon seems to stop spewing monsters outward.
The phenomenon of monsters overflowing from a dungeon’s called the “Overflow Phenomenon”, but after such disturbances in the early days of the dungeon’s creation, the Overflow Phenomenon has rarely occurred.
The rare ones that did occur have happened to undiscovered dungeons.
There have been no cases of Overflow Phenomenon occurring in dungeons where seekers are currently diving.
However, there is the result that an Overflow Phenomenon occurred after a certain period when a certain country forbade the search of a certain dungeon as an experiment.
So, for the time being, we are supposed to let seekers dive into dungeons.
That is the basic knowledge about the history of dungeons.
I told Yuzuki that my knowledge was on par with normies, but I did a little research over the past week, and I may know more than those normies.
As we made our way through the 1st level of the dungeon, Kodachi-san reacted with a start, as usual.
“Hotaru-chan, there is a monster from the front. It’s one of the weakest monsters, so I’ll leave it to you, Hotaru-chan.”
“Roger that! Whee~, it’s a real battle!”
Yuzuki was waiting with a tense look on her face.
Soon after, a kobold appeared from the end of the cave.