The First Dungeon Conquest
Well, we’re now going to a place called『Dwelling of the Spirit』that’s located in the Ulg Nature Park in Ulgrasia Republic . It s already been one and a half months since I became a Teacher . Of course I had a purpose for coming here, but it’s really hard to take these children outside for travelling . We have been studying in this classroom all this time . With the reason that they didn’t know how far the church’s influence are, the Academy did not give us permission to go outside . Certainly, there is a church next to it . It can be said that this is the main reason . However, children should go outside and play around, not spending their time locked up in an Academy . Hearing about this from the children, Shizu-san tried to bring them outside but it was rejected . Somehow, It seems they are trying too much in trying to confine the children, am I underestimating the church way too much?Anyway, I’m doing what I believe is the right thing to do . And thus, I’m taking the children outside . First of all, I made the children memorize
. Normally, it’s impossible even in one year to understand it . It’s necessary to understand both of the structure of the magic formation and to have the knowledge of the meaning on the system’s crest .
This magic is far more advanced than
, it really is cruel to make children that haven’t even hit 10 year old to learn it .
But, they might not be able to do it even if they took 3 years; perhaps there is no need to have them memorize the theory and such . Although it’s unfair, on such occasion, it’s time for the skill to shine . With my『Shapeshifter』abilities, I can embedded my knowledge and fused it into the children . Actually I think it’s unfair, but there’s no need to be picky about one’s appearances anymore . Next, I summons Ranga’s subordinate, with their transforming ability, I make them take the form of the children . I also made myself a clone and then the preparation is completed . Even if I had thought that there might be problem to those who opposed with them going outside, I still chose to do it . I had discussed it with Yuuki for several times, but he think it’s too dangerous and our opinion clashed . It would be great if I had succeed in persuading him, but sadly it’s all in vain . I can persuade him slowly if there is time, but putting me aside, the children don’t have much time left . 『Great Sage』had predict that at the earliest, the children had a time limit of 3 months . There is no time for a leisure discussion . I’m forcing myself to learn
to bring the children outside . Why learn
?The reason is simple . There is no need to search for the lodging while we travel, so the church won’t be alerted by it . Moreover, until we reach our destination, there is no need to enter Ulgrasia Republic personally and we can go straight to Ulg Nature Park . Me and Ranga will take the children, and then we will travel rapidly . Before School lunchtime arrives, using the installed Magic Formation for
we will have already returned to the classroom . After eating the lunch, we’ll then use the
and resume our travel from where we left . The purpose for making the children use magic is to have them use their magic power . If a Grand Magic is used we can postpone their breakdown for a while . The children agreed without complaining . How should I say it? Their first trip cause them great excitements . They are scared at first, but after they accustomed to the high-speed movement of me and Ranga, they enjoyed it with a great smile . At the beginning, there was someone who’s peed at my back . Who would think such thing can happen?Geez . . . To protect their honor, they deliberately didn’t said a single word .
While various small things happens, we finally arrived at the『Dwelling of the Spirit』at last .
Ulgrasia Republic is very different from the nations surrounding Jura Forest . It’s not under the influence of the Western Saint’s Church, also, this small nation is not a member of the Council .
They receive the Divine Protection of Spirit of Wisdom .
This is the nation who conducts trade with Sorcery Dynasty of Sarion .
While there is no restriction for going in and out of the nation, there are relatively few criminals in that nation . The reason is straightforward . This nation’s people are all
more or less can be divided into two main categories . The first is
. This category has a lot offensive spell that is similar to
. It’s borrowing the power of the spirit when using it . It requires Magic power as compensation . There’s no need to chant in
spells, everyone can use it if they are connected with the spiritsthey contracted with . However, to be recognizance by the spirits, it was necessary to be liked by them . In this nation, there are many person that is liked by the spirits that exist inside the nation . Therefore, they are holding the contract’s ceremony when someone reaches the age of 10 years old, if there’s a person who is unable to make contract with the spirits, that person will be driven out from the nation when reaching 20 years old . Losing their qualification as a citizen . However, because there’re many kinds of spirits, a person that is unable to contract with the spirits are rare .
The second is
. In this category, it was necessary to be contracted with a powerful spirit . However, to do the summoning a chant is required, though it’s easier than the other type of magic . To that extent, there are no need to compare the power .
only borrowed a portion of the spirit’s power, while with
it’s possible to use the power of the spirit itself .
Besides its power, it surpassed it in all other area . Thus, the power of borrowing is no match for the real thing . It’s very difficult for a user of
to win against an opponent who uses
. Even if the opponent has bad affinity against the other side, he would be able to turn over the disadvantage with
Sorcery Dynasty of Sarion, a nation where the representative chanting magic,
is the mainstream magic, contrary with Ulgrasia Republic where the contract magic, that is
is the mainstream magic . For these reasons, because there are a lot of exchange between them, and there is the background that works together in competition, and develops each other’s .
And so, we come to this place with an objective . That is of course, Spirit Summoning . I had raised a hypothesis .
And that is, Regarding the situation of the Flame Giant (Ifrit) that Shizu-san fusion with, having its magic power rampage would somehow prevented causing body decay . Is it high rank spirit magic to control Ifrit, or is it because of the Unique Skill『Shapeshifter』that the Fusion was able to be done?In any case, the key is to use with a spirit .
A sentient spirit are few in number, and it’s called a high rank spirit . In this city, there are two places to contract a spirit . First is in a place where the citizens conduct their contract that is on an altar in the middle of the city . But this place has a rare chance of a High Rank Spirit to be summonedFor the user of High Rank Spirit Magic, to conduct
contract, it is necessary to go to the other place .
That is, the『Dwelling of the Spirit』 .
It’s a labyrinth that stretched in the underground or maybe in the air . The only door to enter is located in Ulg Nature Park .
The door is embedded on a big rock, and beyond the door is a different dimension . But, our purpose is to contract a High Rank Spirit, so there is no other choice for us than to keep going .
We take preparation to rest for one night .
From beyond this door, it is doubtful if we can use
to return . Although I had a hunch it won’t be impossible . Anyway, the Magic Formation in the Park was installed in such way to not draw any attention . At the worst, if the inside is suspicious it is still possible to use it to escape, although I doubt whether it would be useful or not . Just for an insurance though . And then,[Are the preparation finish? We might not return once we enter . Are your guys ready?]
In response to my question . [Of course!][It’s all right!]
And so on . Several answers come . There, there . There is no need to be afraid . Lately, they begun to put their trust into me, the feelings they harbor toward me is different compared from before . Transforming into a black wolf, I instant-kill any monsters that get on our way, that might be what gain their trust . Then, let resume the travel . Regarding that place, I obtained some information about it when I was searching for information in the library . Unfortunately, although it accurately tell the location, it’s not written what kind of monsters that are going to appear on the inside . It only said that there would be a trial, I don’t know what kind of danger we’ll face . . . . Can Me and Ranga protect the children? There is a slight feeling of unease .
If it’s not good, I might temporarily withdraw and call Benimaru and others .
Anyway, we went inside and proceed carefully . The inside, even though the sunlight did not able to reach inside, it’s still full with bright lights . Just in case, I turn off the 『Magic Perception』, it seems the vision is alright . There’s also no problem with the atmosphere . The children can enter without any problem . With all members inside, we proceed with caution . I assign Ranga as the bodyguard of the children . Rather than a labyrinth, it’s a straight path . . . . We advanced carefully .
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I’m thankful for the mind mapping,I can go on straight path, there are many traps installed here that can disturb someone’s sense of direction . Looking behind, the road that was illuminated by the lamp-like mechanism is now hidden by the shadow . Looking at front, the path once hidden by light now become visible . I see . It really is a labyrinth . Using normal person sense of direction, perhaps it’s possible to become lost . This is somehow become quite frightening . “Oh Well . Well . My . Oh My . ”“Found It Out . Out Find It . ”“Oh . Ah . Oh . Ah . Oh . Ah”“*chatter*chuckle*giggle*”
All of sudden I hear the Spirit voice in my mind . A really strong mind voice . No, maybe this is Mind communication (Telepathy)?
“Oh Foolish Visitors!”“Become More In Dread!”“Become More In Fear!”
What a selfish words . The children are restlessly looking at their surroundings . Chloe and Alice didn’t release their hand from my clothes . However, even the timid Ryouta drew his sword as if to protect the girls . The 3 boys had been given swords a while ago . It was something that I copied, a sword made from pure demon steel with, it transformed into a shape that’s suitable for them . It’s fortunate that there are circumstances to warrant their need before, however . . .
“Good! Good!”“More in Fear!”“If Not, It Boring!”
Fumu . We arrived at a certain room . To make noise as they please, however, it’s annoying .[Hey . Are you the one living in this place? Well then, are you the Spirits perchance?We have a purpose for coming here . We had business with the High Rank Spirit . So if it possible can we ask guidance from you?]
Just in case, I asked . Now, what kind of reaction they will show?
“Ahahahahaha!”“Ufufufufufufu!”“This Is Interesting! More Interesting Than Surprise! More Interesting Than Fear!”“Nice! Nice!”“I Tell You! However! However!”“In front!”
A light extend at the end of passage . It’s just like an invitation . Well, there is nothing other than to accept . When we advance at the passage, there is a great hall . And the middle of it, there was a Giant .
“Now, let’s begin the trial!!!”
The giant’s eyes shone red . Suddenly I start wondering, why the eyes of suspicious monsters always shining red? Well, whatever . [Hey, can you hear me? If I defeat the Giant, will the trial end?] “That’s right!”“Well . ”“Just like that!”
Then, it’s easy . I let Ranga protect the children, only I’m alone that went ahead .
“Oh! Oh! Oh my?”“Doing it alone?”“Overconfident is dangerous, you know?”
Are you guys worrying about me? Well, it will be okay . I analyzed the giant in front of me .
Name : Spirit’s Protector Colossus (Temporary)Material : Magic SteelAbility : Over Rank AMagic power : Over Rank A
Phew! I almost blown away . (ED: As in shocked? ぶ！ 吹きそうになった。)I’m naming it without any permission, its ability are dangerousA Magic Doll (Golem) made from Magic Steel, with a height of 3 meter .
It had a massive figure . Perhaps its weight is about 30 metric ton . To put it simply, if someone receives its physical attack they will receive tremendous damage . Even if there is Physical Attack Resistance, it has no meaning if you get crushed . While still observing it and see what it will do, the giant’s silhouette blurred . Well, I still see it, but . . . It’s movement is as fast as a master swordsman . This is . . . This is a very dangerous enemy . Its speed and its weight . If it hits, it definitely will cause a more disastrous damage than a traffic accident . Geez, is this really a trial? Are they trying to kill me? No doubt it .[Hey, Hey!!! What is this thing?You guys, are not testing me! You are trying to kill me instead!] So I shouted,
“*chatter*chuckle*giggle*”“Well, that’s so, that’s right!”“Can you win? Can you win?” . . . . . . . Really? . . . . . . What are those guys really want . Th, this is, are those guys’ retards?I’m really mad inside, but it’s gone when I see how childish they are . No good! No good!In front of the children, I must act like a gentleman . It’s no good if I lose my reason and succumb to rage, that’s my teaching position . Well, the cool me has never been recklessly angry, this is something I’m aware of . Heeheefuu, heeheefuu . I steady my breath and took a stance with some leeway . Heck, even without getting serious, it’s alright if I don’t get hit!It’s quite fast, but I’m faster than that thing . I am a guy who can disappear as fast as the speed of sound . Well, maybe『Black Lightning』won’t be effective against it . Because, it’s made of metal . The electric current might travel to the ground and neutralized .
With the magic I learnt, there was none that works . Water Blade and Fire Ball is useless . Also, slicing it with sword is out of question . Even if it possible to cut it, the sword might break and it’s troublesome so I won’t do it . A lump of Magic Steel, I wish you can pardon me from doing such thing . The Magic Puppet (Golem) has the highest hardness yet agile, it means it had few weaknesses, so troublesome!Then, shall I burn it to ashes . . . . ?[Hey, I allow you guys to apologize, but you guys are not apologizing, so it’s fine if I destroy it right?] “Aha ha ha ha ha!”“Interesting, it’s so amusing!”“Bluffing! Bluffing!”“Nice, Nice . It‘s sound good!”“If you can do it, then show it!” Fu ~ ~ ~ . I am an adult . So it’s alright . I won’t get angry by such impudent telepathy . I don’t have any vein, so the vein that appears in my head is just part of my imaginations . Well, I get the permission now .
Good bye! Magic Puppet (Golem) . If possible, I want to bring you back as my toy . . . . [Misaoitoayabakujin! (Binding Formation of Bewitching Strings)]「操糸妖縛陣！」
My『Sticky Steel Thread』’s power was different from before, I already strengthened it . I’m infusing it with magical energy, so now it’s possible for it to endure weight over 1000 ton . The thread bind the Magic Puppet (Golem) completely, now its movement was completely stopped . Then, I’m concentrating, and shoot the Black Flame Prison (Hell Flare) towards it . If you normally shoot it, there was no need to really concentrating . However, to make the range specifically small, it was necessary to concentrate to control the enormous amount of magic power (Energy) . With support of 『Great Sage』, it’s now possible to reduces the size of the Black Flame Prison (Hell Flare) . It’s still not possible for Benimaru to use it like this, the attack completely enveloped the Magic Puppet (Golem) in its sphere shape (Dome) with diameter of 5 m . So loud! A thunderous sound sounded; the dome disappears while leaving nothing remaining on its traces . Perhaps, inside the dome, the flame prison burns everything to nothingness with its high temperatures that reach several hundred million degrees . Even with my Heat Attack Resistance, it’s not possible for me to be unaffected by it . A person that can endure such attack might not exist . The downside of this attack was, if the opponent’s not restricted, it’s easy thing to avoid the attack . Because it takes some time to cast itOh well, it’s nice because it succeed well this time . If possible, I don’t really want to show this trump card .
“No way!!!”“Unbelievable!”“Only one hit . . . . . . . ”
It’s what I heard from the chaotic telepathy . Apparently, they have put all their confidence on the Magic Puppet (Golem) . Of course they are . The children mouths are wide open, they are dumbfounded . It seems the shock is really great . Therefore, I don’t want to show it . Anyway .
Their attitude that underestimates me is gone . I hope they prepare themselves .
It‘s now time for the punishment . ——————————————————————