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 51
Chapter 51. Power Up Week
So began the days of making money and leveling up on the 5th floor.
Our rough estimated time was one week.
We decided to take two days off and spend the remaining five days exploring the dungeon.
On the first day (the day I met the dungeon fairy), in addition to exploring for about four hours in the morning, I went into the 5th layer again in the afternoon, explored for about three hours, and withdrew.
We finished our exploration a little early because I was running out of MP.
Our party earned about 90,000 yen that day, including what we had earned in the morning.
Our party decided how to spend the money.
The policy is to distribute 10,000 yen to each person for living expenses for each day of exploration and manage the rest as a dungeon budget.
Although the party-based money management system would probably lead to trouble if relationships were not good, we decided that Kodachi-san and Yuzuki would be fine for now.
From a different point of view, this method could be described as if the party were a company that paid each of us a salary of 10,000 yen per day.
Eventually, we would like to increase the daily allowance and become wealthy, but for now, we agreed to prioritize strengthening our equipment rather than raising our daily allowance.
On that day, we used approximately 60,000 yen after sharing the daily allowance and the proceeds from the sale of Yuzuki’s short bow to purchase a 70,000 yen Rune Staff and equip Yuzuki with it.
That’s a staff like those often seen in fantasy worlds (with a large jewel attached to the tip), and its charm is that it has a large positive modifier to magic attack power.
Yuzuki looked very happy, rubbing her cheek against her new wand.
Thanks to this staff and the level-up effect, we could explore for almost eight full hours on the second day of our 5th-floor exploration.
Party income for the second day was approximately 110,000 yen (take-home pay).
After paying the daily allowance for three people, we used the remaining 80,000 yen to buy a Rune Robe for Yuzuki.
This is also a mage’s robe, as is common in fantasy worlds.
It is an excellent item that greatly increases magic attack power and has a higher defensive value than leather armor.
I thought that wearing the rune robe over the leather armor would increase my defense, but when I tried to do so, it get repelled by a mysterious force.
According to Oyaji-san, it’s impossible to equip two or more items of the same equipment part.
He told me that for dungeon items, some things happen that are difficult to understand as physical phenomena.
I was not quite sure what was going on, but I decided to assume that was the case for the time being.
Incidentally, Yuzuki, who was wearing a rune robe, turned around as if it were a fashion show.
She looked very happy.
On the 3rd, 4th, and 5th days, the battle gradually became easier, and the time available for exploration increased.
Our party had to leave early on the 1st day, so we continued to search even if they had to work overtime in the latter half of the day.
The party’s take-home pay ranged from 110,000 yen to 150,000 yen per day.
With that income, I bought a pair of Gale Boots and a top spear Partisan, Kodachi-san bought two top daggers Kris, and Yuzuki bought a Mage Hat.
The money was slightly short so we covered it by selling previous equipment we had been using.
The Mage Hat, by the way, is a wide-brimmed triangular hat that is common among wizards in fantasy worlds.
With this, Yuzuki was completely transformed into a wizard-like outfit.
While exploring the dungeon, she said, “Hahahaha! I’ve learned the power of the great mage!” and was shooting magic excitedly.
I decided to leave her alone since she could still show her catalog specs even when he was in a good mood.
Also, Kodachi-san, who had a new dagger, was smiling happily.
Kris is a dagger with a wavy blade, which isn’t only powerful as a weapon but also enhances the magic power of the equipped person.
In addition, the sight of Kodachi-san looking so pleased with the glistening blade in his hand was a bit scary from the other end.
After a week of training, on the first day of the next week.
As usual, we gathered in the morning in front of the dungeon.
Using the transfer magic circle, we stood on the 5th floor of the dungeon and proceeded through the forest floor to a new level.
As we made our way through the forest area, a swarm of monsters appeared ahead of us.
5 killer wasps.
They were one of the most troublesome monster groups on the 5th floor, and we suffered a lot on our 1st day.
But we were different now.
Not only did our equipment gets strengthened, but our level has also improved.
Level: 14 (+2)
HP: 76/76 (+8)
Strength: 16 (+2)
[HP up (Endurance x 4)]
[MP Up (Magic x 5)]
[Spear Attack Power Up (+12)] (Rank up! x2)]
Remaining skill points: 0
Weapon: Long Spear (Attack Power 10) → Partisan (Attack Power 15)
Feet: (Normal athletic shoes) → Gale boots (Agility +5)
Level: 15 (+2)
HP: 56/56 (+4)
Strength: 14 (+1)
[Dagger Attack Power Up (+10) (Rank up! ×2)]
[HP up (Endurance x 4)]
[Treasure Chest Drop x2]
Remaining skill points：0
Weapon: Bazelard (Attack Power 9) x2 -> Kris (Attack Power 13, Magic Power +1) x2
Level: 13 (+4)
HP: 52/52 (+8)
[MP Up (Magic x 5)] (Rank up!)
HP Up (Endurance x 4)
[Magic Power Up (+6)] (Rank up! x 3)
Remaining skill points: 0
Weapon: Short Bow (Attack Power 6) → Rune Staff (Attack Power 7, Magic Power +2)
Body : Leather Armor (Defense 5) -> Rune Robe (Defense 7, Magic +2)
Head : (None) → Mage Hat (Defense 3, Magic Power +1)
I calmly instruct my two companions.
“Kodachi-san, Yumizuki, as usual.”
All three of us raise our magical power to activate the magic.
The five killer wasps pounced on us with the same agility as a week ago.