Chapter 16 – There Was A Hidden Passage On The First Layer
Just as I declared, I took Lara and Marise and headed for the <Treasure Labyrinth>.
“A, a…a…are you really sure it’s okay?”
”There are monsters in the labyrinth too! It’s an act of suicide!”
“It’s okay, it’s okay”
And I’ve gotten the permission from sensei to do so.
I can smell the unique scent of the magic elements after stepping into the <Treasure Labyrinth>.
Hmm, I missed this scent.
This scorching smell reminds me of the time in my past life when I explored more than 100 labyrinths.
”It’s gloomy… but there’s nothing I can’t see. Why is it like this even though it’s all pitch black in here?”
”And it looks very spacious. I didn’t expect something like this to spread underneath the Royal Capital…”
“Oh. Regarding the labyrinth, it’s like an alternate dimension, so there’s nothing strange about it”
They both cocked their heads at the same time.
“Are you two entering a labyrinth for the first time?”
”I’ve heard about it before… they said it’s dangerous, and there’s only the <Treasure Labyrinth> in the vicinity”
If that’s the case, it can’t be helped if they don’t know.
“Listen. The labyrinth has magic elements that distort the dimension”
”Oh…well, it’s like another world that has been extended out? You can think of it as that”
For example, let’s say it looks like it’s only about the size of a house.
But once you went inside, due to the dimensions being distorted so you will be transported to another world.
In that way, it’s wider than it looks… some of the layers inside the labyrinth are even bigger than the royal capital itself.
“I haven’t been able to figure out all the details too. But I know more about the labyrinth than the two of you”
“Kurt… who on earth are you?”
“How do you know so much about it when you’re our age?”
“If you think about it, there’s also the important details that I do not know of”
I can’t say that it’s because I have knowledge from my past life, so I choose to stay silent
Or rather, they wouldn’t believe me even if I told them.
I’m sure I’m the only one who can use reincarnation magic in my past life.
With these thoughts in mind, we proceeded to the first layer of the labyrinth.
“Waa! There’s a monster!”
Suddenly, a small Lizardman appeared from the front.
“It’s a given. The <Treasure Labyrinth> is inhabited by monsters. However, it is possible to harvest materials from the monsters. You can also exchange the materials for cash. In other words, it’s <money>”
“I can’t think of that now!”
Marise got angry.
”If it’s about the size of a Lizardman, I think both of you can do it. This will be the first lesson. Try to cast your magic on that monster”
“M, me… defeating a monster?”
“Fighting a monster…it’s my first time”
It’s merely a Lizardman, but somehow the two of them seems to fear it.
In fact, I think even two people can defeat the monster by releasing Fire Spear at it five times.
As for Marise, she can do it in one-shot with the Holy Sword.
It can’t be helped.
“Then I’ll show you an example”
I drew my sword and pounced on the lizardman.
Quick Move and Rise Power were activated.
The Lizardman’s head was severed in one fell swoop.
“How about that? Isn’t it easy?”
“It’s not easy!”
“I couldn’t see it because it was too fast…”
Both of them retorted.
“But actually, Lizardman aren’t much of a monster. Both of you need to be brave…. Look. The Lizardmen are here again”
“Now there’s two of them!”
”That’s right. It’s something I’m going to have to do at some point… and I’m relieved that I have Kurt here!”
Marise was the first one to held up her hand.
“Gather yourselves together in these hands, O flame. Be a spear, pierce the enemy and burn them!”
and unleashed an attack.
The Fire Spear was released, it hit the Lizardman and toppled it.
“Now’s the time! Let’s finish it, Lara!”
“U, understood! –Gather yourselves together in these hands, O flame. Be a spear, pierce the enemy and burn them”
It was a pleasant sight to see them defeating the two Lizardmen by joining forces.
“Yay! Thank you, Marise-chan!”
“We did this! Thank you very much!”
Due to the facts of defeating the Lizardmen, they hold hands together and jumped with joy.
It’s truly a pleasant sight.
But Marise released her hand as soon as she noticed it.
”O, of course! I’m going to pass the magic school as a top student after all! So I have to be able to do at least this much!”
She said that while trying to disguise her embarrassment.
From the look of things, they seem to be on good terms with each other after all.
“Well then… it seems there’s no stronger monster than this on the first layer—hmm?”
“What’s wrong, Kurt?”
The detection magic was activated from the moment I entered the labyrinth.
A certain reaction was caught.
“Oh. This is interesting”
“Could you two come over here for a minute?”
I took the two of them with me and proceeded into the chosen right fork of the path.
“It’s a dead end, isn’t it? What are you planning to do now?”
“Until now, none of you have noticed it?”
“There’s a path ahead”
Instead of answering them with a confused look on their faces, I casted Fire Spear onto the dead end wall.
With a loud bang, the walls crumbled.
“What is the meaning of this! The walls of the labyrinth can never be destroyed. So we have no choice but to conquer it slowly……that’s what I’ve read it in some books though”
“That common sense is wrong. Look at this”
It also depends on the strength of the wall, but there’s absolutely no such thing as a wall that can’t be destroyed.
“Is the path connected?”
With that kind of common sense, we will never be able to discover the path beyond the wall.
“Wa wa wa! Plus, there are so many Lizardmen!”
“They’re coming to attack us!”
Moreover, there are Lizardmen swarming at the other side of the path and are coming towards us.
There are about 20 of them in total.
There was a reaction coming from them, so I knew that if I broke down the wall, there would be a passage here.
This is a bit of a burden for both of them.
“It’s just the right time for a warm-up exercise”
With my back facing the frightened Lara and Marise, I stepped out into the horde of Lizardmen.
I went into the middle of the horde and deployed my lightning magic.
I muttered the name of the magic.
Thunder appeared from both of my hands and aimed towards the Lizardmen.
The Lizardmen saw the danger and tried to run away, but my lightning magic tracked them down too.
In about 10 seconds.
“Good. It’s over”
There’s a horde of electrocuted Lizardmen that can be seen sprawled on the ground.
I clapped my hands.
“Kurt, you’re amazing~!”
“I wonder if Kurt is more outrageous than I think he is…”
They look cheerful, I wish they wouldn’t praise me for this level of magic.
Because it would be embarrassing.
“This is… a magic stone?”
We continued on the path for a while, but this time it’s a real dead end.
There was a fallen magic stone there, so I picked it up.
“It’s a small magic stone, but it could be used to process something. I’ll take it”
I felt disappointed.
I thought there would be better treasures.
“I’ve heard that a magic stone is so expensive that even a tiny one is enough to build a house”
“It’s Kurt, after all. Somehow I can understand it even if I don’t change the color of my eyes to look at the magic stone”
For me who dropped my shoulders but for some reason, the two of them looked amazed.