Chapter 124: Don’t Stop!
Watch out! Out of the way!
“What the… Hm-mm-mm-mm?
The cloud is moving straight ahead without stopping, but it finally stops when it hits a player.
Johan, who had withstood the impact and damage of a fall from a great height with his first [Guts] of the day, gets up and looks at the fallen player. He was holding his waist, but he seemed to have some HP left. Johan remembers seeing the effect of the book breaking apart and the pages scattering at the moment of the collision. He seems to have survived the crash with some kind of skill.
Are you all right?
“Ah… But you came out of nowhere… What the hell are you…
With that the man stood up and climbed onto the rocky ground holding his waist. He took a potion from the storage and drank it down.
“I’m sorry. My new skills got out of control and… I hope you didn’t hit your head or anything.”
“No, not at all. It’s a good thing I had an item that Guts could use.”
The man angrily wiped his swamp-water stained face with his handkerchief. Then he starts to comb his hair. He starts to comb his disheveled hair.
Johan gazed fearfully over the man’s head, and his player name was displayed.
Player Name[Pierre]. At first glance, he looks like an elite middle-aged businessman. However, his white skin and gray hair, and the dark circles under his sharp eyes give him the morbid impression of a dead man.
“No apology necessary. But… Oh, God, that hurts… This hurts. I think I might have broken my spine…”
In the game? I wonder, Johan.
“Ouch, ouch, this hurts. I think my skull might be crushed… You have a temperature of 36.5… I’m in pain… Oh, it’s painful… it’s painful…”
“What? That’s terrible… I don’t know how to apologize.
“If an apology would cure me, I wouldn’t need a doctor. So I don’t need an apology. I believe a man’s sincerity is equal to the amount he’s willing to pay his victim. Can I get you something to apologize for or…? Hmm? You… No, your name is…?
Johann was confused. Pierre’s attitude had suddenly changed. He thought he could get a name from the other side, but he said his name anyway.
“I’m Johann, the summoner…”
“Johan… Are you sure it’s Johan the dragon chick? She looks like a little girl.
Johann reminds me that I was in the form of a child.
Well, I’m sure you’ll be back to normal soon.
“No, no, you don’t have to come back. I like the way you look. No, I’m gonna go out on a limb here. I like you better.
As soon as he had finished, Pierre stood in front of the infant Johann.
“Um… Are you okay?
I’m fine. In fact, I’m completely undamaged from the accident. I’m fine.
“No, I don’t mean that you’re not thinking straight, I mean…”
“My Witch King, Johann. I’m actually a big fan of yours. I want you to let me join the dragon chicks. I can bring you great profit. I’m a big production player. I have many rare items.”
Johan thought about it.
In fact, there have been a few times when we’ve talked about adding an extra member to the Dragon Chicks. I don’t know what Zecca will say, but I’m also hoping that her friends Giltia and Miu will join us.
And I heard that some of Oga’s friends who were members of the virtually collapsed guild [Second Stage] were also asking to be included in the Dragon Chicks.
So, I’m in the process of talking about the possibility of recruiting members in the near future. We are in the process of discussing this.
Of course, not just anyone can join. We will interview and discuss with our members and reject any players who are not suitable. Above all, only those who understand and promise to abide by the Dragon’s Chicks motto of “Loose and Friendly” will be accepted.
The Donald, who is in charge of life guidance, will personally [education handsome] any player who breaks the discipline, so you can rest assured that you cannot do anything bad with half-hearted determination.
“Well… We’ll be recruiting members for the guild soon, so we’ll talk about it then… Is that all right?”
“Oh… That’s great. Then I’ll look forward to it.”
He must really be looking forward to it. He seemed to be enjoying himself with a blush on his cheeks.
“Yes. If we get a chance… I guess.”
That’s when it happened. Johann’s skill is deactivated and he returns from his girl form to his original jet-black armor.
“Hmm. But I can’t help but admire your adult charm.”
“So long, my Demon Lord. I look forward to seeing you again.”
Pierre walked away, not towards the back of the swamp, but in the direction Johann had come from.
Wait. You’re not here for something, are you?”
“Oh. I was actually looking for a rare material item called a Golden Page. But I haven’t been able to find it. Maybe my information was false and it’s not in the swamp.
“I’ve got it.”
“What the…? Oh, my God.
Johann took out one of the gold pages he had just obtained and handed it to Pierre.
“Please accept my apologies for bumping into you. Here’s one for you.
“Well, well, well… Thank you. I’ll hang it on my altar and treasure it forever.”
“No, it’s material. You should use it.”
I see. I’m the Demon Lord after all. Yes. And as a thank you… Take this.
Pierre put the golden pages in storage and took out another item instead. It looked like a clear crystal and was a summoning stone.
“This is a summoning stone I found here. Something I shouldn’t even have… I want it back.
“Oh… Thank you. Oh, I don’t have that one yet.”
“Well… That’s good.”
The summoner Johan got from Pierre is the intermediate level summoner [Night Ghost]. This summoner was added at the same time as the fourth layer.
Now, if you’ll excuse me.
Yeah, if I ever see you again.
I waved goodbye to Pierre as he left. I thought he was a strange man.
Then, when Pierre had disappeared from sight, Lemma, riding a white gorilla on all fours, appeared to replace him.
“… Sis. Thank God, I was so worried.
“I’m sorry for worrying you. I managed to stop the cloud.”
“… No, no, no. I just walked by with a great guy.”
“Is he awesome?”
Johan tilted his head to see who it was.
“… It’s Pierre, Pierre.”
“Oh, my God. Was he really that great?”
Johann didn’t think so, but from what he saw of Lemma, she seemed to be a really great person.
What the hell is so great about him?
“Didn’t Zecca tell you? That’s the new number one in the last ranking event.
Then it was another hour through the swamp.
“… The swamp is over.”
Is it out?
Johan and Ranma made it through the swamp covered with mangrove-like trees. They came upon a stone structure that appeared to be an ancient ruin.
It’s like an Aztec ruin.
“… There’s an entrance. Shall we go in?
As the two of them approached the gaping hole in the ruins, a message appeared.
<Ultra High Difficulty Quest: Swordsman Only
Only swordsmen of Lv:50 or higher can challenge.
Up to 6 people can participate at the same time
“… Too bad, sis. It seems only swordsmen are allowed here.”
“Right. I’ll tell Zecca later… Oh?”
That’s when it happened. I get a message from Kong.
“… Con, what?
They found a pyramid deep in a desert field.
“… Con’s going to contact me…”
“Yes. Like these ruins. It’s like a super-hard quest for summoners.”