Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Arizona. Yu IlHan stood up as if bouncing up the moment the airplane landed.
“What’s the location of the troll dungeon?”
[It’s the Grand Canyon.]
His bad premonition just increased by a level! They said that they didn’t come here to play so he could only believe in that for now.
Yu IlHan left the terminal while sighing and started moving. Only the pouring sun rays were consoling his heart.
As always, he wore a leather jacket and jeans, covered his face with a mask and ran assiduously.
As his physical ability had increased due to leveling up, his running was comparable to a sports car. Of course, as always, no one could find him.
While running assiduously, Yu IlHan reconfirmed the evolution criteria for the Resting skill.
[Sleeping 2nd class monster’s hearts 0/500]
[Troll’s blood 0/500 liters]
[Good sleep 100/100 hours](E/N: Confirmed, IlHan is a Snorlax)
[3rd class monster’s magic stone 1/1]
There were two criteria left to evolve the skill. These were: the troll’s blood he could get from the dungeon he was heading to now and the hearts of sleeping 2nd class monsters. Yu IlHan confirmed with Erta.
“You’re sure that the trolls are 2nd class, right?”
[Although there are various types of trolls, in the dungeon I told you, there are definitely 2nd class trolls appearing. …… You, are trying to finish the quest in one go, aren’t you?]
“Of course, why do you think I made a new weapon?”
Wasn’t it to acquire enough strength to kill a 2nd class monster in one go!?
[Trolls definitely are monsters that sleep a lot. Instead, their senses are quite sensitive, but since you have the ability known as ‘concealment’ you don’t apply in that case. Then the problem is.]
“The problem is?”
Erta spoke like it was nothing.
[I don’t think there would be 500 trolls in the dungeon we’re going to, though?]
“No, you angel!”
Although the Grand Canyon was known for its magnificent scenery and geological value, what it’s even more known for is its enormous size.
Standing at the entrance of the South Rim, Yu IlHan gaped in shock when he saw the endlessly wide rift.
“Oh, my god. I thought it would be like summoner’s rift.”
[You lived on Earth for 1,000 years. Haven’t you been here? What were you doing?]
“Wow, it really is amazing……”
Yu IlHan wasn’t listening to her. No matter how the situation on Earth was now stabilized, as there were no people who thought to travel around for tourism right now, so despite its fame, the Grand Canyon was empty, and as such, this scenery was for Yu IlHan alone.
“It’s really fortunate.”
Seeing that Yu IlHan was rejoicing from the bottom of his heart, Erta didn’t feel that bad. The fact that his eyes were glowing felt a bit proud of her.
Was this how a parent felt, teaching their child? When she, who misunderstood her own feelings by a large amount, was about to speak, Yu IlHan’s words continued.
“If it wasn’t for Erta, I would have gotten lost in this wide place looking for a single dungeon…….”
[I hate myself for agreeing with you, even for a moment.]
Yu IlHan ran across the rift with Erta on his head. If he couldn’t control the weight of the Cross Bag, he would have made a big dent in this beautiful mother nature, so solving the weight problem for the previous quest was a truly wise thing.
While running through the rift, which was literally unexplored, Yu IlHan thought about how large the Grand Canyon was, and how nature was being preserved, and what would be in this kind of environment. There was only one conclusion.
“I feel like there would be monsters even though this isn’t a dungeon.”
[There’s one right there.]
That really had a point which made one think up of field hunting in games. What was especially similar was that monsters would appear occasionally over a wide area, and one had to run around all over the place in order to hunt.
It even made one wonder if they were doing a running competition or a hunt!
Of course, as Yu IlHan’s original aim wasn’t a field hunt, he was running towards the dungeon in a straight line without minding where the monsters were, so there was no loss for him.
There are only two kinds of monsters which do not get caught by the Trap of Destruction. Smart ones, and lucky ones, and their common point was that they couldn’t see through concealment skills. In other words, they were very good experience providers for Yu IlHan.
[You have earned 333,395 experience.]
[You have earned the record of Lv 53 Sand Scorpion.]
Yu IlHan grumbled while piercing a scorpion with a light brown armor in a surprise attack.
“Why are sand scorpions appearing in a place without sand?”
[Starfish don’t live on stars, though.] (T/N: This is originally a Korean pun, ‘Dolgorae’(dolphins) live in places without ‘dol’(stone), starfish is the closest I can think of…)
“Go apologize to every starfish(dolphins) in the world!”
He avoided the ones he thought he could not kill in one blow and killed the ones he could without restraint while proceeding through the rift.
He got off the developed tourism route and was going to his destination in a straight line.
Erta thought that Yu IlHan was overwhelmed by the miracle of mother nature, but Yu IlHan ignored everything on his path to his destination and was only running.
[Don’t you feel anything after you saw this grand scenery]
“I do. It’s fortunate that you’re here.”
Erta bit her tongue since her heart pounded due to Yu IlHan’s words for a brief moment, but annoyance welled up in her heart after she figured out what he meant.(E/N: Smooth IlHan, smooth)
As Yu IlHan stopped in place at that moment, she was shocked since she thought that Yu IlHan found out what she was thinking.
[N, no! Whatever you say, my heart won’t even flinch! I’m a higher existence!]
“This is a dungeon, right?”
Of course, Yu IlHan didn’t even notice that she had spoken something, much less figuring out her heart.
However, she couldn’t ask him for responsibility, since the scene they were confronting was that amazing.
[……What, is this?]
“Don’t ask me, you higher existence.”
That was a huge vortex. He might have thought that this was normal if he hadn’t seen a dungeon entrance before, but as he had experience in cleaning the Metal Heart dungeon, the vortex with a diameter of 7m in the middle of the Grand Canyon was not normal no matter how he looked at it.
[It definitely isn’t a normal dungeon. I definitely remember hearing from the other angels that this was a normal troll dungeon when I asked for opinions on your reward.]
“Why do strange things happen wherever I go? Was I K*nd*ch* H*j*m* in my past life?”
[It’s better than a human without the ability to solve this meeting this situation. Wait a moment. I need to observe it for a bit.]
Erta got off his head while sighing. Although she did run around in panic, in fact, she knew what was happening to a certain extent.
[I think this occurred due to two Traps of Destruction being too close to each other. In such cases, the dungeon will expand rapidly due to supersaturation of mana. Not to mention the gathered monsters, if something goes wrong, the unbalanced dungeon might collapse and affect reality. However, it isn’t an Overflow so do be rest assured.]
As it was the angels who oversaw the process with the Traps of Destruction, this was a very rare occasion.
However, he didn’t feel anything new since there were several ‘rare’ situations that have occurred on Earth.
“So that’s why the dungeon’s scale is so large?”
[It’s not only that. It’s highly possible that there are other monsters than trolls in this dungeon. Although it’s easy for monsters of different species to fight each other, they do get along well if there is a definite enemy called humans. No matter how it’s those ignorant trolls…… As this place is Earth, where everything is strange including you, it’s better to be careful.]
Yu IlHan retorted.
“Shorten it, Erta. You can do it.”
[……The situation is that there are 2 field bosses.]
“Good, much more direct.”
[I really think you’re taming me……]
Yu IlHan ignored Erta’s grumbles and confirmed the level requirement for the dungeon on top of the vortex-shaped gate.
Unlike the frightening scale of the vortex, the level limit was very low – It was only Lv40.
[That’s fortunate. It seems the monsters gathered are weaker than trolls.]
“What if there are no trolls?”
[Then we can just leave. The only other entities that dungeons block entrance to those not meeting the level requirements re monsters. Moreover.]