Chapter 96

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Buuwong! Buwong!

Flying in the air were countless bees, mostly in groups of at least 5, and about 60~70 centimeters long.

“Why are there Killer Bees here?”

Lilinor named the flying creatures quite confidently.

According to Lena’s data they lived in large Hives and could communicate with each other through high-frequency waves. Also, just like the termites they had a Queen bee which they answered to. They had very high mobility in the air, and their stinger was their main weapon. However, although they looked similar to an enlarged form of a bee back on earth, the main difference was that their stingers were reusable, so they didn’t have that crucial weakness.

Buwong!

A killer bee flew just two meters over our heads, then hovered there, staring down at us with its multiple eyes.

“Master should I kill it?”

“No, we are out here exploring so we will only strike in self defense.”

I looked purposefully towards Lilinor and she nodded in agreement.

Buwong!

It understood that we had no intention of harming it.

“Wow, this is on an entirely different level when compared to the flower garden at the entrance!”

“Right! I so want to lie down on those flowers after using Polymorph!”

“Come down Lillinor, if you do that we might need to fight against those Killer bees!”

An enormous field of flowers stretched out as far as the eye can see. However these flowers were far bigger than normal, it was as if we had come to a world of giants.

Thud! Kuwooong! Kuwooong!

The shadow of a huge being loomed in the distance.

“Is that a giant?”

“Not exactly, actually they are known as Titans, they can be considered as Demigods”

“What? A Demigod?”

Lena’s explanation soon followed to help me out.

“Right Johra, they are the half god species which stayed neutral during the civil war among Gods. It is likely that the guardian of this floor is that Titan.

“Lilinor it seems that we might have to fight the Titan in order to progress. How do you feel about that?”

“Let’s try talking to it first. Contrary to what most people think, many Titans are actually intelligent creatures.”

“Well, in any case, at worst we simply don’t go on to the next level.”

Although fighting and gaining experience was one of the main purposes of our visit to this dungeon, our main goal was to kill monsters like those termites and bees, not humanoid ones. It would be a good idea to talk to the Titan, but in truth there was little hope as most creatures we’ve encountered in the dungeon have been very hostile

“Alright Johra, then I’ll fly ahead and try talking to it.”

“Polymorph!” Phaaaaat

Lilinor took her dragon form and when to have a chat with the Titan.

“Damn Lilinor, give us more of a heads up!”

I grumbled as I embraced Viezda who was about to lose her balance, but Lilinor had already flown out of reach.

“Is this space connected to another world as well?”

The ceiling was almost 100 meters tall this time, littered with crystal which emitted a bright light. As far as I could tell the area was at least 2 kilometers long, and didn’t at all feel like an underground dungeon.

“Are you alright? Did you get injured?”

Viezda blushed as I held her in my arms. I was worried that she had been affected by the cold due to Lilinor’s dragon transformation, but she shook her head.

“Let’s go catch up with Lilinor.”

“Yes Master.”

As we approached we noticed that they were still discussing something. Compared to Lilinor, the Titan was even bigger at almost 20 meters tall.

“So that is a Titan? Can I win against him?”

I found myself wondering out loud, I worried that it might be considered as a rude question, but luckily it was not the case.

“My name is  Damascus, proud son of Hecate. Small kind creatures, you didn’t fight anyone on this floor. I look favorably upon you for not harming the bees of flowers in this garden, so I will give you permission to move on to the next floor.”

Thud! Thud! Thud!

The Titan then turned his back to us and carved a symbol on the ground before saying.

I have temporarily opened the magic circle leading to the next floor, You may continue your adventure.

“Ah wait! May take note of the coordinates to this dimension so we may return in the future?”

I cried out desperately for the permission to come back.

“Yes, as long as you come in peace, you may come visit this beautiful garden of mine any time.”

“I’ll show the necessary steps to copy the coordinates on your cornea.:”

With Lena’s help I completed the magic circle.

“What kind of magic circle is this Johra?”

It should be one used to move between dimensions, so if we leave our mark on it we can return here anytime we’d like.”

“Why does it feel like you can do anything Johra?”
“Not at all, I just do my best.”

“He’s my Master, so he can do anything!”

“So, how about heading over to the next level?”

“Yes”

On the next floor we found the exact type of monsters we were looking for.

There were hundreds of wild dogs, roaming the misty forests in lage packs. Well, it would be more accurate to describe them as Hell Hounds as they could breathe fire. Still, they would be easy opponents for Lilinor

Aaaah!

[+1321 experience points]

[Acquired knowledge of Hell Hounds]

“Lilinor, don’t kill them!”

“Why, they were the ones that attacked first no?”

“I need them.”

“Well… okay then.”

Lilinor pouted as she folded her arms in complaint. Although it was true that we had made a rule to not have mercy on any creatures which went out of their way to attack us, She was pouting because I scolded her despite her following the rule. I told the girls to wait at the edge of the misty forest and headed in.

Tsss! Tak

Using my Web Shot, I travelled to the closest tree.

“Lena can you project their positions to me please.”

“Sure, using a combination of sonar and infrared, I’ll display their positions directly to your cornea.

Despite the heavy mist, I was able to clearly see the position of all the hounds nearby in 3D.

“Good, I guess I should get started.”

I used my Web Shot to muzzle the hounds as well as bind their legs. By the time I had tied them all up, the proficiency of my Web Shot rose to level 4.

It only took about an hour to bind the 600 or so Hellhounds that were in my vicinity. It was quite an unfair advantage to be able to see them so clearly under these misty conditions, so it was a one sided battle.

“Now that we’ve mixed in carbon nanotubes with the web, they can’t resist at all.”

“In order to break free through physical strength alone, they would need to be at least ten times stronger.

Gging gging

As I listened to Lena’s explanation I gathered up all 600 of them and secured them all in the same spot, in the middle of the forest. It resulted in a mountain of living bodies, struggling to break free which was quite the amusing sight. It was almost like it was on large squirting creature, everything was going according to plan.

I went back to fetch Lilinor and Viezda.

“Johra, what is this?”

“Experience Viezda. I’ll have to ask you to use you maximum strength fireball; and Lilinor will use her breath at the same time to finish off all those who didn’t die yet. Wait for my signal to make sure you time it well.

“Yes Master.”

Lilinor was excited and began to breathe in, while Viezda began here chant.

“Poison Fog”

I sent out my poison and waited a short time before giving them the signal to attack.

“Three! Two! One! Now!”

PooAaah! Wharrrrr

An Ice Breath and a oversized Fireball shot out towards the large mountain or wriggling flesh. It erupted into flames, and then immediately after froze into a lump of ice.

[+1321 experience points]

[+2642 experience points]

[+235,429,064,682,770,307,961,913,581,684,768,939,069,685,736,643,568,268,292,777,863,911,911,816,224,541,651,670,212,151,655,274,404,762,139,009,730,260,618,015,849,296,011,472,409,974,983,170,959,388,097,831,807,347,206,893,866,835,933,826,081,281,085,014,016 experience points]

[Level increased ➢ 867]

[Danger Premonition Lv1]

[Extreme Reflexes Lv1]

[Danger Sensing Lv1]

[Insta-KIll Poison Needle Lv1]

[Viscous Spider Web Lv1]

“What many new skills appeared, but, even after all that I wasn’t able to hit max level?”

I muttered to myself softly.

“Just what is going on Johra? I just leveled up a bunch.”

I looked sheepishly towards Lilinor which caught the falling Viezda.

“I have a secret that allows me to gain a lot of experience.”

Lilinor looked suspiciously at the mountain of corpses which had been charred black before being frozen into a large lump of ice.

I let out a bitter laugh as I checked both Viezda’s and my own Status Page.


Name: Chompy (Johra)
Gender: Male
Status: Normal
Race: Meta-Human
Class: Warrior/ Priest/ Mage
Rank: B-
Level: 867/999
HP: 713,241/713,241
MP: 176,121/176,121
Attack: 4762 (+3)
Defense: 141,241 (+3)
Agility: 71,211
Intelligence: 21,311
✧ Unique Skills
[Water Creation LvMax] [Lesser Healing Lv3] [Magic Chanting Lv2] [Poison Fog Lv2] [Decoy Lv1(Inactive)] [Spider Sense Lv1] [Web Shot Lv1] [Danger Premonition Lv1] [Extreme Reflexes  Lv1] [Danger Sensing Lv1] [Insta-Kill Poison Needle Lv1] [Viscous Spider Web Lv1]
✧ (Hidden) Unique Skills
[Night Vision Lv1]
✧ (Hidden) Titles (Active)
[Wizard of the Pit] [Master of Magma Hall] [Guardian of Corruption]
✧ (Hidden) Titles (Inactive)
[Rat Trapper] [Hit-and-Run] [Savior Lv4] [Coldhearted LvMax] [Dragon Slayer Lv1] [Ant Exterminator Lv14] [Spider’s Bane Lv3] [Giant Killer Lv2] [Scuttles’ Grief LvMax] [Goblin’s Slaughterer Lv8] [Valenor’s Husband]
✧ (Hidden) Modifications
[Avatar Lv1] [Creation Magic Lv1] [Resurrection Song Lv1]

✧ (Hidden) Creation Magic
[Hidden Status] [Species Conversion(Human)] [Material Creation Lv8]


Name: Viezda
Gender: Female
Status: Normal
Race: Moon Elf
Class: Slave/Wizard

Rank: D+
Level: 867
HP: 11,442/11,442

MP: 6,293/6,293
Attack: 908 (+5)
Defense: 721 (+10)
Agility: 214
Intelligence: 1421
✧ Unique Skills
[Fireshock Lv 8] [Skill Steal Lv1] [Herbalism Lv1] [Fireball Lv8] [Moonfire Lv1] [Magic Extraction Lv1] [Hidden Status Lv1] [Inferno Lv1] [Meteor Lv1] [Volcano Lv1] [Hellfire Lv1]

✧ Titles

[Magic Slave (Johra)] [Blessing of the Moon Goddess]

‘My stats seem to grow much quicker than Viezda’s, but she seems to also have some special ability to learn skills as she levels up, without needing to read them in a book. Well it seems to be worth it to go dungeon diving every now and then, I’ve grown a lot stronger. ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

“Johra this is too strange, these low level creatures shouldn’t be able to allow me to level up….”

“Well it’s not a bad thing right?”

Lilinor was still filled with questions, but I only gave her some vague answer. Making sure that she was taking good care of Viezda, I kept scouting  around the place.

“Lena?”

“It should be about 150 meters away. I’ll send his position to you, but it looks like a Cerberus.”

A large three headed dog soon came into sight. I wanted to get a good idea as to how strong I was, so I chose to solo the boss.

“Despite my huge increase in strength, I still feel a hint of danger from it, could it be my new Danger Premonition skill?”

At the end of the forest stood Cerberus, guarding the cave entrance behind it. His body size was about as big as Lillnor.”

“He seems to be about B rank?”

Krrng

One of Cerberus’ heads caught sight of me and growled.

Tsss! Tsss! Tsss!

I tried the same trick as with the Hell Hounds, trying to tie its mouth with my carbon nanotube reinforced Web Shots, but it tore through it quite easily.

“I guess my reinforced web isn’t enough against a boss class monster.”

I barely caught sight of its tail rushing towards me, and I dodged by shooting a web to the closest tree.

“Was that a snake? Was Cerberus’ tail supposed to be that of a snake?”

Unlike the three heads which only stared at me hungrily, it was the tail that was doing most of the attacking as it moved at great speeds. Although more the moment I managed to keep dodging its strikes, it didn’t leave me any chances to counterattack.

PooAaah! PooAaah!

Two of its heads shot out a Fire and Ice Breath, flanking me from the sides just as I had dodged the tail.

“Damn, this is getting too dangerous! Lena!”

I instantly asked for Lena to help with the Rohim’s Shield.

“I’m on it!”

Taking their attacks head on, I was sent flying back into the forest. Thankfully the shield was there to protect my life, but I wasn’t in any hurry to return to the battle. Likewise, Cerberus didn’t chase me, and stayed in its post as the entrance’s guard dog.

“Hmmm it only thinks about guarding the entrance? Should I try out my new skill? Insta-Kill Poison Needle!”

As soon as I cast the new skill, a long white needle appears from my middle knuckle on each hand.

“Insta-Kill? I wonder if that’s the case, or if there is only a certain percentage chance, I should try it out.”

Krrrr pahaaaa shoopat!

Cerberus sensed me from quite a distance and shot a breath my way. I used my Web Shot to swing from tree to tree. Even needing to roll around occasionally to dodge the tail which had a far longer reach than I expected. Finally using my superior agility, I was able to flank it from the side and stab it with the white needle.

Phhhhhu

[Instant Poison level 1 ➢ 2]

“Was it a failure in the end? Yeah,, as expected there is only a certain chance of success.”

“It didn’t die right away and struck me with its tail. Rolling around I used my Web Shot to swing my way to its other side and stabbed it once again.

Phuuuua Kung!

[Instant Poison level 2 ➢ 3]

[+61,441 experience points]

[Acquired knowledge of Cerberus]

“Already dead? It wasn’t that bad I guess.”

I stared into the cave which stood behind its corpse.

“Is that the path towards the next level?”

I went back to getch Lilinor and the now awakened Viezda and proceeding to the next floor. But, unexpectedly there wasn’t a new dungeon floor awaiting us.

“What’s that, doesn’t it look like an enormous temple?”

“It should be… its a temple of the Gods, and it’s even rumoured that one of the Evil Gods which sided with Metatron is sealed here.”

Lilinor spoke out as she stared at the huge temple with her arms crossed.

“Is it truly a  temple of a God?”

At that very moment an old man in gray clothing appeared before us.

“You’ve gone through many tribulations to appear here adventurers. I even wondered if anyone would ever make it here.”

Although the old man had an imposing presence, he didn’t give off any dangerous feeling of an enemy.

“Who are you?” Viezda asked bravely.

I however already had a good guess as to his identity.

“Me? Well… where should I start….”

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