My Refrigerator Turned Into A Dungeon - Chapter 16
Deadly Battle In The Dungeon 5th Floor
Today I spent the whole morning learning the skill [Mucus] and checking my physical abilities. I had a bad dream last night, so I’m being careful.
Thanks to this, the slimes on the first floor got coated in mucus because of my experiment. But the slimes didn’t particularly concerned about it.
And since the beginning of the dungeon attack, their physical abilities have changed significantly.
Level 24 1
Strength: 88 12
Stamina: 90 10
Knowledge: 93 8
Mental Strength: 108 13
Agility: 100 10
Luck: 3 3
Dexterity: 94 –
When I first looked at my stats, my strength was 12. Now it’s about 7.3 times that.
So when I do pull-ups, I feel like I’m just holding a stick and moving it up and down. I could wrap some weights around my body, but the pull-up equipment, which is just a reassembled steel shelf, is not strong enough.
The same goes for arm stands. I can now also do standing up and finger stands. Moreover, my physical ability has improved, so I don’t feel any pain when I stand on my head. It would be painful due to blood rushing to the head, but he seems to be able to adjust the blood flow in such a way that I could do so successfully. That alone is a surprise, but the fact that I can do it with such ease is even more surprising.
However, this does not mean that my muscle mass amount increased sevenfold.
My muscle mass has increased, but it has only tripled at best. That may be due to the influence of magic power on the enhancement of physical abilities, or it may be that the quality of the muscles themselves has changed.
Maybe I have a phantom muscle with both endurance and instantaneous force. Maybe, I am now the owner of pink muscle, which is neither white muscle nor red muscle.
And my mind is clearer, my thinking is more rapid, and my memory has improved. My mind is much sharper than before. But my hobbies and interests have not changed, and I am still the same geek I was before my transformation.
My agility and dexterity are also different from before. I can do anything I want without stumbling or bumping into strange places, and it is truly stress-free. And since it feels good to move quickly, I plan to keep up my high-speed horizontal jumping without fail.
After lunch, I went down to the fifth floor for the first time.
Today’s lunch was a safe chicken sauté and fried egg. As usual, I was conscious of the amount of protein on the menu. However, there is nothing special to mention, so I will skip the taste. I had already warmed up my body by defeating the monsters I saw along the way.
It is a thing that the time spent fighting monsters on the fourth floor is shorter than usual. Slugs are assassins that creep up on me without a sound, but on the other hand, they don’t move that fast. And since they don’t swarm in groups, hunting and searching for them can be tedious.
If the hunting efficiency is high, I would like to improve my [Mucus] skill, so hunting slugs is also possible, but the time it takes is stressful. So I decided to check out the fifth floor first.
The fifth floor is still the same, a passageway about 3 meters wide and 4 meters high. The passageway is 3 meters wide and 4 meters high, the only difference being that it is a little wider at the bottom of the stairs. So, as usual, I quickly constructed a double simple defensive formation and proceeded to the end of the passageway.
“Hmmm, so it comes to that…”
The monster on the fifth floor was once again a giant cockroach. And it had increased in size a bit. And I could see slime in the distance. But this was the first time two types of monsters appeared on the same level.
The number of litter types had also increased. In addition to the black, round, Zumba-like cockroaches on the second floor. There is a brown, long and thin one. This one seemed to be a speedy type, and even though it was bigger than a skateboard, it was extremely fast when it dashed. If I’m going to fight it, I want to keep as much distance as possible between me and it.
I have my thoughts about it, but it is still better than fighting flies and maggots, which I had expected.
“Well, I wanted to find out what would happen if I used the [Super Agility] skill orb after gaining [Super Agility].
I immediately started hunting with a “cockroach-killing filling combo” inducing them with bait, fishing them with a thin Acid Mist spray, and stopping them in the kill zone.
After four times of killing, I checked my status and found that my level had gone up by two.
Level 26 24
Strength: 100 88
Stamina: 101 90
Knowledge: 102 93
Mental Strength: 120 108
Agility: 108 100
Luck: 3 3
Dexterity: 100 94
Yes, the amount of cockroaches is a lot here.
I guess a large amount of cockroaches is very efficient. I’m happy with the cockroach, or “cockroach-killing filling combo” for short. It looks terrible. But wait. But wait, it seems that the calculation of the master-slave relationship between level-up and ability value that I had been thinking about doesn’t quite fit.
(That’s strange, what does this mean)
Ability values finally reached triple digits, except for luck, and I’m no longer bothered by that.
(So far, the level has risen quickly in a short period. But this completely ignores the speed of human growth. I thought I had thought about it, but I must have completely lost sight of the fact that it was a dungeon)
Hmmm, I don’t understand. So, let’s say I’ve noticed that question for now. With a little more information, I may find the answer in time.
So, once I stop hunting, I will concentrate on mapping.
Just like physical strength, it takes time to recover if I’m super tired. On the other hand, if I take frequent breaks, the recovery time will be shorter.
In some games, we couldn’t recover MP unless we sleep at an inn, but if we stay awake and rest, our energy will naturally be recovered. Of course, a good night’s sleep will probably result in a higher degree of recovery, but even if I stay awake, I will recover moderately.
“Hmm…? Is there a passageway over there? Okay, let’s go, geez!”
He turned my feet to one of the many branching passages extending from the hall-like space. But from the back of that passageway, a large shadow appeared with a nudge.
(Ba, big, too big! What the hell was that?)
The moment I saw it, my stomach churned, and I immediately felt fear in my back.
(Out of all the monsters I’ve seen, this one was by far the biggest. It looked like a regular passenger car or, in that form, a little boat.)
What appeared in my sight was a gigantic cockroach the size of a boat.
The color of its body surface was a dull yellow like a withered ginkgo leaf. Although it was supposed to be a cockroach, its outer skin was hard, thick, and prickly. Its dignified appearance looks more like a female Hercules beetle than a cockroach.
(Disgusting, I can’t fight with that thing)
I tried to retreat so as not to take my eyes off the massive Hercules beetle-like cockroach, but my attention diverted to the rear. Then, I stepped on a cockroach that had unfortunately taken up where I was off.
The massive cockroach naturally counterattacked with a body slam. While catching it with my shield, I fearfully returned my gaze to the super giant cockroach, and sure enough, it was paying attention to us.
“Disgusting! Hoegh, you! Oh, shoot!”
I tried to run away from the massive cockroach, but it relentlessly chased after and attacked me. While trying to shake it off, I attacked the massive cockroach with a bat. Then, perhaps seeing this, the massive cockroach shook itself, roared, and started running toward me.
(Whee~! Is it angry because it was attacked by one of its own?)
I’m sure the other cockroaches didn’t have that habit. If it looks special, its habits are special too.
“Ugh…so fast! Lo, lotion field!”
Using my skill [Mucus], I spread a slimy, slippery, lotion-like mucus between myself and the massive cockroach.
“C’mon, the size is too big!”
Although the massive cockroach slips as it plunges into the lotion field it created, it quickly regains its posture with stable hexapod maneuvering and comes at me again.
“Well, how about this!”
This time, I scattered cockroaches’ skins, which I’d using as bait to attract cockroaches as I ran.
However, the giant litter paid no attention to such things and rushed forward, crushing the cockroaches with its footsteps.
I dodged the giant cockroach’s rush by flying sideways. However, the back of my rider jacket was torn with a sound just by a thorn.
(No way, man…!)
I’d die if it hit me. It was like a runaway truck that would kill anyone who would be reincarnated into another world with a single blow.
Such a runaway truck turns its head toward us again.
I activate the skill [Super Agility] to increase my agility, and I make a serious dash for escape.
But I can’t shake it off and that’s just as well. Cockroaches are creatures that have evolved to depend on “forward dash” for their survival. There is no way I can beat such a creature in a dash.
(Then, high-speed repetitive lateral jump!)
It seems that even the massive cockroach that decide to make a tremendous dash was unable to react to the high-speed repetitive lateral jump using [Super Agility]. The opponent is a creature like a motorcycle, so to speak, that specializes in the forward dash. Therefore, even if it can change direction to the left or right while running, it seems that it cannot suddenly move to the side due to its body structure.
That’s right. I had also studied cockroaches as monsters.
Thus, I managed to avoid the attack of the giant cockroach by jumping repeatedly at high speed, using the pillars standing in the hall as a shield, and escaping back to the entrance passageway. However, in the meantime, I had damaged unrelated cockroaches, and a large crowd of cockroaches was closing in behind me, with the massive cockroach at the head of the pack.
“Huh! Huh! But this is the last time, die! Acid Mist!”
I released my full-strength acid fog in front of the simple defensive formation and slid into the other side of the net.
However, the massive cockroach, ignoring the Acid Mist, leaped into the pathway, its supermassive body filling the entire passageway.
The sight of the massive cockroach like a runaway truck approaching before my eyes made me involuntarily stand there in horror.