CH46: Preliminary Meeting
He put all the books back where he’d brought them and returned to the ops room.
“Hey, hey, Orn-kun, can I talk to you for a second?”
Leclerc speaks to me inarticulately.
It’s unusual for her to talk to you like this, isn’t it?
What’s so hard to talk about?
“Well, you know what? I was wondering if you could teach me the magic that made the book float just now…”
He’s very grateful and asks me to teach him the magic I told you about.
Those who have developed original magic do not reveal it to the public.
Once you know the formula, anyone can use it.
It’s no fun if other people can easily use the magic you’ve worked so hard to create.
Therefore, when an original magic is revealed to the world, the formula is usually sealed in a grimoire and sold as a magic tool that can use the same effect.
By making it a magical tool, you can make the formula more complicated.
In other words, by mixing in a large number of dummies, the original formula is lost.
Some people who really know magic can understand it, but not many.
I’ve studied magic deeply enough to be able to develop my own magic but I can’t analyze the formulas of magic tools.
As far as I know, there’s only one person who could do that.
For all these reasons, Lecrae must be bristling.
However, this was originally intended to be published.
“It’s no good after all… What? It’s okay?
“Yes, this spell was created by accident while I was developing other spells. And since it’s more useful for everyday life than for exploring the labyrinth, I thought I’d release it sooner or later. I’ve been too busy to publish it, though.”
“Hey, hey. Then can I ask you to teach me too?”
Mr. Llane seems to be interested in this magic.
Of course I don’t mind.
I’ll write down the formula on a piece of paper and give it to you both.
I’m going to invoke magic while looking at that paper.
Chairs, files, and chalk fly in the air around you.
(You’re really good at it. That must’ve been quite a complicated procedure.)
“Oh! That’s great! This is so useful.”
Hi. Hmm? There’s a thing floating. Have they developed some kind of new magic?”
As Lecrae is having a good time, Will comes into the room.
And at the sight of the floating thing I instantly recognized it as a new sorcery.
“Good morning, Will. How did you know it was witchcraft? You don’t think it’s haunted?
Mr. Lane asks Will.
What? A ghost? I don’t care if it’s in the maze. It can’t be here. Rain, did you think it was a ghost? Ha-ha-ha! That’s why you’re such a baby.
Will is laughing as he teases Mr. Lane.
Then Mr. Lane gives off a chilling chill.
Mr. Lane kept smiling,
“Will, I’m sorry. I didn’t hear you right. Can you say that again?”
Will is breaking out in a cold sweat.
No, no, it’s nothing. Don’t worry about it.
“Oh, yeah! I didn’t say much.
Will looks relieved at the lack of pursuit.
I’ll make you cry if you say it again.
And then a cold voice from Mr. Lane.
“Hi, I’m sorry.”
Will is shaking with apology.
Mr. Lane, you’re scaring me.
Lecrae, who was sitting next to me, muttered in a voice so quiet that only I could hear him.
I agree with that vehemently.
At nine o’clock, Miss Selma came into the room.
“Good morning, Selma. You’re right on time as usual.
The scary atmosphere of Ms. Rain has faded away and she’s back to her usual lady-like self.
“Sorry. I had to stop by Search and Rescue… I’ve received a request from the Search Department that we’re running low on wool for the Noxious Sheep. So today, I’ll be hunting Noxious Sheep in the eighty-sixth layer while confirming our coordination.”
A Noxious Sheep is a two-meter-long sheep.
Its wool is very stiff and elastic, and has a high defensive power.
He also breathes reddish-black breath into his mouth, and when he inhales it, his body goes numb and he can’t move.
It’s quite a nasty Hexenbiest.
But if they’re protected by wool, then clothes made of wool will have a good defense.
Therefore, Noxious Sheep wool is in high demand.
Does anyone have any questions so far?
Can I ask you something?
I’m going to raise my hand, and then I’m going to ask permission to ask a question.
I don’t care. What?”
“At the eighty-sixth layer, the vanguard can’t be very active, should I participate as the rear guard?”
“No, Orn will join us as a vanguard attacker. You will continue to be a vanguard attacker. You may switch to another role if you feel that it is best for you, but as a general rule, you will be a vanguard attacker.”
Well, basically a vanguard attacker, but you can do whatever you want.
Thank God for that.
“Then, the reason for going to the eighty-sixth layer is as mentioned above, and in addition, although I don’t like to think about it, there’s also the possibility that Orn and I won’t be able to coordinate with each other. However, we members of the rear guard know each other’s habits well enough to be able to follow up in that case.”
Even if I don’t work, if the rear guard is active, we have a better chance of getting through.
Is there anything else? Let’s go over the basic linkage.”
The content was as expected.
First, about supportive magic.
I’m not buffed by Selma. I’m free to buff myself.
Well, with the [overlap], it’s more efficient for me to buff myself.
Selma will concentrate on buffing the others.
Just one less person to manage the buffs would reduce Selma’s workload considerably.
Then we’ll talk about the attack.
The basic attacker damage dealer is me and Mr. Rain.
Lecrae always has enough healing magic left, and joins the attack when he doesn’t need to heal.
Will is focused on hate control. Damage is secondary.
Selma will keep up the buffs and take command.
In addition to that, we also rubbed shoulders with each other about various other small things.
That’s pretty much it. Is there anything else you want to tell me? I don’t think so. Then let’s go to the Grand Maze!
The three of them respond to Selma’s call.
They’ve done it often in the search for guidance. Maybe this is the custom of the Silver Rabbit of the Night Sky.
I wish I could attend the next one…
They all get up and leave the ops room to go to the Grand Labyrinth.
The number of explorers increases as you get closer to the labyrinth.
And all eyes are on me.
Lecrae is gonna give me a hard time.
It’s not a good feeling being the center of so many stares.
And I hear different voices.
… That’s the Dragon Slayer?
… <I heard the Dragonslayer is free now.
… But that coat belongs to the Night Sky Silver Rabbit, doesn’t it?
… Does that mean you’ve joined the Silver Rabbit of the Night Sky?
… Could it be that the Silver Rabbit of the Night Sky will be returning to the forefront soon?
… The party can’t take it easy…
I ignore the voices I hear and concentrate.
I converted from a swordsman to a grantmaster at the 62nd level, the beginning of the lower levels.
I’ve been searching the Grand Labyrinth as a Grant Master ever since.
I know the movements and characteristics of the monsters, but this is my first time as a swordsman at the end of the lower levels.
I’m nervous, but part of me is looking forward to it.
It’s the position I’ve always wanted to be in, exploring the maze.
I’ll do my best to make sure that this clan will not let me down!
My goal is to get to the ninety-third level.
To line up with the bravest party.
You’ve come before the crystal that exists at the entrance to the Great Labyrinth.
We held our guild cards up to the crystals and moved to the eighty-sixth level.