in vain (1)
I looked around as I walked down the dark aisle.
No matter how super-sensible he was, he couldn’t penetrate the complete darkness without a single light, so he had to rely on the glowstone he brought to light his vision.
There hasn’t been any danger yet, but since it’s a dungeon, you don’t know where something will pop out of nowhere.
It’s a place I found myself in the game, but it was so long ago that I didn’t remember much for sure.
All I could think of was that it was a dungeon with far more guardians than traps.
‘I wonder how many levels the guardians of this dungeon were.’
Were you level 30 or 40?
Among them, the bosses were probably over level 50.
Whatever it was, there would be no danger to me now, so there was no problem.
I continued to stride without much tension.
The traces of the previous uninvited guests were also unbroken and continued on the way they were advancing.
The one that appeared at the end of the straight aisle was a road that was cut off in the middle.
There is no such thing as an obstacle, but a road that is completely cut off like a cliff.
Feeling a little bewildered, I looked down far below.
It was because the terrain did not feel very natural because it was located in the basement of the cave. Come to think of it, was there a road like this at the entrance?
I picked up a stone and threw it down the cliff, and after a while I heard a small sound. It seemed to be at least a few hundred meters.
I looked across in the distance and crossed it using Space Leap.
Nearby, the ground was marked with particularly rough sweeping marks. Is it a sign of landing?
Apparently, the uninvited guests just jumped across.
As we continued to move, what appeared this time was a fork in several roads.
Looking at the aisle divided into six, I was lost in my thoughts for a while.
When I was playing the game, the first passage I entered was probably the one in the middle.
However, the memory was hazy as to which passage led to the mystery.
It was because I was confused because I had memories of going round and round as the aisles connected to each other from the inside and returned to the same spot.
‘Did you find it in the passage leading to the far right after all? No, it was on the left…’
I was pretty sure it was either the far left or the far right.
The traces of the uninvited guests led to the second aisle from the left.
I soon chose the aisle on the far left and moved on.
If you make the wrong choice, you won’t die, and if you make a mistake, you just have to go back and check the other passages.
As we moved further into the aisle, a space with an artificial feeling gradually appeared.
Magic stones and magic circles that were scattered and painted everywhere.
I could see dozens of other passages piercing the walls on all sides. Another crossroads?
As I was looking around, the entrance I came in was suddenly closed.
Subsequently, the magic stones and magic circles began to glow brightly, and the energy of magic became stronger.
It was only after that that countless figures emerged from the passageways that were scattered everywhere.
Guardians in the form of four-legged animals whose bodies are made of rocks.
The eyes and joints of the monsters that appeared in droves from the darkness shone with blue light.
All levels were level 31, and the number easily exceeded dozens even at a glance.
Come to think of it, did such a space exist?
A vague memory came to mind.
As if in a siege, the guys surrounding them rushed all at once. I teleported into the upper air.
Those who missed the target suddenly disappeared, tangled and collided with each other for a moment, then looked up.
A few tried to jump up and attack me, but were blocked by the curtain and only fell back.
I clicked my tongue inwardly.
The entrance they entered was blocked, and the guardians were released in a pile with no space to escape.
At this level, it was a dungeon that made it so that anyone who entered it would just die.
I wondered if the wizard who created this dungeon had a rather dirty personality.
As soon as the veil was released, he fell down and performed blood magic.
The blood that burst out in all directions soaked the bodies of the guardians who were looking up like dogs chasing chickens, and they stopped moving at once.
Landing lightly on the floor, I looked around at the fallen guardians and then moved my gaze to one side.
Among the passages they jumped out of, the entrance was huge.
This is because no guardian has yet emerged from the place where the energy of magical power feels particularly huge. and······.
Soon, with a heavy trembling, a huge figure appeared.
A guardian that takes the form of a four-legged beast no different from the ones that just jumped out.
But the size is huge enough to be many times that.
······Yes, come to think of it, there was a guy like this.
The guy rushed towards this direction. Formidable speed, completely out of proportion to its size.
I immediately performed blood magic and shot drops of blood at him.
However, the flying droplets of blood were blocked by the magic screen covering the body and did not reach them.
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I evaded it by using space jump with a short sigh.
The guardian who hit the rock wall in my place completely destroyed one side of the wall and stood up like a machine.
I looked at him with bewildered eyes.
I didn’t even think of having a passive shield.
He didn’t even have time to relax for a second, and he jumped right back towards us.
Feeling like a bullfighter, I blocked and dodged the attack by alternating between floating screen and space jump.
‘······What to do?’
It wasn’t difficult to deal with it by holding on, but the problem was that there was no way to defeat it.
I glanced at the door through which I came in.
Covered in a soft blue light and shining, it seemed as if a magic curtain was covering it as well.
Thinking of a plausible way, I moved right in front of the aisle.
And I didn’t care, I turned around and avoided the rushing guy with a space jump.
It collided violently with the exit curtain.
The exit that could not withstand the shock was shattered with the door at once.
As I made my way through the opening, he continued to pursue me relentlessly.
I used space leaps and curtains repeatedly to lead him to the cliff at the beginning of the passage.
Finally, he teleported into the air in the middle of the cliff and opened the curtain.
Then, sure enough, without hesitation, he leaped toward me, crashed into the curtain, and fell straight down the cliff.
Landing on the ground again, I sighed a little tired.
If I had known this was going to happen, I would have just brought Ashelle along.
I was about to go out and bring him back, but I gave up and went back inside.
I went back the same way I had passed and passed the exit of the place where the Guardians were.
Another long passage followed, no more traps or guardians popping out.
Soon, I opened my eyes wide as I looked at another huge aisle in front of me.
There was a pattern on the upper wall that looked like an eyeball, and he clearly remembered that the Mystery of Acceleration was beyond this passageway.
I passed the entrance of the aisle with a lighter step. and······.
I couldn’t help but frown at the presence that soon began to be felt from the inside.
“······Hey, Captain. Can’t we just go back now?”
Clark opened his mouth cautiously, looking around with anxious eyes.
Nine men and women walking down a dark aisle.
As a new member of the adventure group and also as a porter, he had little right to speak, but he had no choice but to speak up.
Even the group of guardians that had just jumped out were so dangerous that at least one of them died.
It wouldn’t be strange if the adventurers were wiped out if a more threatening guardian came out from inside.
“Boy, did you tell me to shut up?”
A woman who was alert to the rear with a bow on her string said nervously.
“If you’re that scared, don’t whine and get out of here by yourself, huh? Or should I just give you a seat here and go?”
The man at the forefront interrupted in a stern voice. she clicked her tongue
“Even if I try to do that, that idiot keeps annoying me. He begged for a useless bastard and accepted it, uh…”
Clark groaned inwardly.
He only had a lot of time, but honestly, what the adventure team’s most capable bitch was looking for was because he was the best among the members.
“Clark, you should do that too. I’ll go back a little more and go back if I don’t want to. Do you not have that much trust in me?”
“······No, no. Sorry, Captain.”
On the other hand, the leader, Regneel, was very polite.
Clark obediently apologized and once again made up his mind.
‘Yes, it’s still a dungeon, but it would be a waste for the leader to give up like this…’
There was no doubt that he valued the lives of his members more than anyone else.
However, isn’t this the chance to make a fortune that all adventurers aspire to?
The reward waiting there must be more than worth the risk…
Everyone’s footsteps stopped.
The woman with the bow looked down at her feet in bewilderment.
The members’ expressions hardened all at once.
coo coo coo.
As the vibrations approached, guardians in the form of small bugs rushed like a tidal wave from the road they passed.
Everyone realized as soon as they saw that it wasn’t something they could deal with.
With the captain’s urgent cry, the members hurriedly sprinted.
Clark also went white and ran to his death, holding back the urge to scream.
At that moment, a woman running right next to her tripped and fell.
“Do, help me! Don’t leave me alone! Ah!”
Clark stopped running and looked back.
I saw a woman rolling on the floor, entangled with several bug guardians who had already come close to me.
The members who were already running in the lead were running into the aisle that was closing in front as if they couldn’t even see her.
He wandered around and finally approached her with a swear word. She drew her sword and slashed her bug guardians as they attacked her.
“Quickly! Go in before the door closes…!”
In an instant, Clark’s body fell backwards.
The woman who woke up whimpering kicked his body as he was supporting his arm. Then she started running to death alone.
Clark, who jumped to his feet, looked at the back of him with amazement eyes.
“That crazy bitch is for real…! Gup!”
He hurriedly ran after the insect guardian who had bitten his wrist.
However, it was a long way off to catch up with the members who took the lead in a situation where they had already fallen behind.
To make matters worse, Clark stepped on another trap and tilted his body again.
On the downhill that suddenly appeared as the ground collapsed, his body rolled back and forth as if it were about to fall.
After hitting the wall, I barely stopped, but the disaster wasn’t over yet.
Likewise, he screamed as he saw the Guardians rushing down in front of him.
At that moment, the stone wall that suddenly fell in front cut off the space and blocked the Guardians.
Clark sighed, his face pale and his throbbing body rising.
where else is this?
I didn’t know what it was, but I couldn’t help but be aware of the fact that it was properly f*cked.
I barely survived because of the stone wall that suddenly appeared, but the way out was completely blocked.
But as he looked around, he soon found another passage on the side.
With no other way to go, Clark cursed again and slowly moved down the aisle.
As I walked through the dark passage where I couldn’t see an inch ahead, what appeared soon was a wide cavity.
There were huge stone statues all over the common area.
Clark’s eyes fixed on what was in the middle of the cavity with bewildered eyes.
In the pattern engraved on the floor that glows in a subtle red color.
And without even knowing it, I mumbled.