“It says that we shouldn’t open the door out of curiosity since an ancient devil is locked in here. But it seems like it tells us to either solve this lithograph’s cipher or smear the blood of the noble Elf King’s, not a mixed breed, on the door handle if we still want to get in.”
It was a lie.
If such a powerful devil was really locked in there, it would’ve been caught by my Demon King’s devil detection ability. Therefore, there was no devil here in this basement.
We should see it as some ancient thing that was as evil as a devil.
“I think the riddle would take some time. What about going up for a moment and using the Elf King’s blood?”
“There’s Princess Sylvia.”
“She’s… ahh, she has pure royal blood, come to think of it.”
I forgot since she behaved like a violent beast.
“Mr Hero. What would you do?”
I summoned the Holy Sword Nucleon.
The fact that there was no warning that we shouldn’t destroy the door showed that they were confident it wouldn’t be destroyed by any means. Of course there also wouldn’t be things like traps that get triggered the moment the door gets destroyed.
Then there was nothing to hesitate over.
“That’s the Holy Sword that cut off Alex’s Holy Magic Sword SwordMaster in a single stroke…” Lanuvel muttered to herself.
“Look carefully.” I grinned and cut the door with Nucleon.
It wasn’t cut frictionlessly like soft tofu —perhaps because it was thick, but it was better that way. Because it had the sensation of cutting cheese.
And I kicked it after I was done cutting.
A passageway that people could go through appeared.
“The Holy Sword is like a cheat! Lanuvel thought Lanuvel finally could play an active role. Uuh…”
I ignored Lanuvel’s scolding.
I almost cut down Lanuvel on a whim when she pouted like a carp acting all cute, but I held myself back with superhuman endurance.
Endurance F → Endurance E
I knew this because I’ve gone through it, that skill was useless.
It seemed like it assisted Fantasy natives to the point they could even endure terrible tortures, but it didn’t help me at all.
“It seems like we’re almost there.” My 20 years of experience whispered to me that it was coming to an end.
The stench, maze and cipher were followed by a puzzle, searching for a key, hitting a target, and avoiding a trap. But everything was equal in front of the Holy Sword Nucleon.
“Mr Hero, it doesn’t feel like an adventure…”
Lanuvel, who got kicked in the butt by me after getting caught purposefully stepping on a trap, let out a groan.
“Do we have to fall in a trap and roll around busily for it to be an adventure? Lanuvel. If you want to roll that bad should I make it so you can do it here?”
“Then shut up.”
After silencing Lanuvel, I kept walking through the wide underground plaza. It had been damp and dark all the way here. But this place was quite bright and dry. It was because thousands of fire spirits were flying around like fireflies. Not only fire spirits; earth, wind, water, and heart spirits also. Five kinds of spirits were playing around.
Before I got into this place.
Now all the spirits were watching me.
The underground square’s walls were full of drawings of spirits and elves getting along together, many statues of elves and spirits standing next to each other were also seen. Though some of them were horribly destroyed.
▶ Interest: Is this a historical location where noble elves and innocent spirits worked on their friendship and harmony? What do you think, Student Kang Han Soo?
Miss Trainee Teacher, you don’t know a lot of things.
▶ Flinched: There are many things I may not know! I would’ve been hired as a full-time worker like my seniors if I knew everything… oh my! I’m not allowed to talk about work… Student Kang Han Soo, this is a secret. You got it, right?
Don’t worry. Secret friend.
Anyways, I thought the opposite of what Miss Trainee Teacher thought. Because there was no reason to build friendship and live in harmony in this kind of secretive place, unless it’s an affair.
But I didn’t think over it deeply. Because it was the time for somebody who would kindly explain all of that to me to appear.
“Hero, stop.” A beautiful elf blocked my way.
She was adorned with dazzling accessories on her long ears, which symbolized the elf’s royal blood, to her petite toes. Earrings, bracelets, piercings, nail extensions, a tiara…
But she wasn’t wearing any piece of cloth.
|▷ Species : Grand Elf
▷ Level : 999+
▷ Job : Guardian (Guard → Harm ↓)
▷ Skill : Spirit Z Blessing MAX Hypnosis MAX Rest MAX Agility SS…
▷ Status : Guard, Unfreezing
A Hero with ordinary stats would lose 100 times in 100 fights against her.
Her defensive skills were lacking like the Elf King I knew, but she had the job ‘Guardian’ to make up for that.
But it was beyond her ability to block me.
“What if I don’t want to stop?”
“I’ll be making that decision.”
As soon as the Guardian Elf finished talking, the spirits surrounded me. And then a heart spirit tried to sneak into my mind.
Not only that. The Guardian Elf , who approached me as I stayed still while getting surrounded by the spirits, shook an accessory that looked like a pendulum in front of me.
“Mr Hero! It’s hypnosis!”
Lanuvel, who also got surrounded by many spirits like I did, warned me while stamping her feet.
The Guardian Elf whispered to me in a sweet tone of voice.
“Righteous and wise Mr Hero. Go back where you came from. Hold the hand of the woman you love and get ou- Oh my!”
I held the slim wrist of the Guardian Elf who was swinging her pendulum in front of me, with my right hand.
The flustered elf said again.
“Hold the hand of the woman you love, not me, a- HMPPH?!”
I punished the bad lips of the Guardian Elf , who mistook Lanuvel and me as a couple, with my righteous and noble lips.
I also arrested and confined her tongue as it was also an accomplice in the crime.
The Guardian Elf who couldn’t accept my judgment, tried to get off of me by sticking out her butt, but it was stopped by my left hand.
After that, we became one
Our bodies, hearts, and EXPs too.
“I also enjoyed it, Elf B.”
Was our love too passionate? There was no answer from the Guardian Elf who was so exhausted her neck was going to break.
I walked slowly to the center of the underground plaza after straightening my disheveled clothes.
The Guardian Elf was the boss who protected the dungeon treasure.
Now, it was the time to obtain that treasure.
“Mr Hero! Mr Hero! Look at the altar up there!”
Lanuvel, who didn’t pay any viewing fee and peeped without permission, took the lead and ran ahead to hide her blushing face. The spirits who were Lanuvel’s accomplices followed behind her.
▶ Defense: Student Kang Han Soo. I didn’t see anything.
Miss Trainee Teacher, I didn’t ask.
I looked up, staring at the small altar Lanuvel pointed at.
|▷ Species : First Spirit
▷ Level : 1
▷ Job : Queen (Attractive → Dominate ↑)
▷ Skill : Immortality Z Fortitude Z Attractive Z
▷ Status : Restricted, Confined, Sealed, Weakened, Cursed…
PR/N : There is an illustration page for some of the characters, be sure to take a look !
Translator : Gruesomeblue
Editor : Fujimaru