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Kamisama no Kago wo Kyohishitara?! Chapter 175

175 Provocation

 

We finished our lunch without any issue. Zenan ate with us.

"How could a campsite lunch be this luxurious... Just what?"

Zenan was stupefied by our mealtime. Starting from the time we were preparing food.
We bought a lot of seasonings in the empire. I'm sure you'd normally eat simple stuff like jerky and stiff bread deep in a forest like this. But not us.
Utensils, table, chairs, magic beast meat, salt, pepper, fresh vegetable soup, actual meal, all at the ready.
Then once we were done with aftermeal tea, they all got stored away.

"...How could you bastard afford to be so calm? In the first place, we should hurry and report this matter to the elder."

Zenan seems flustered. The biggest issue, Goblin King, has been taken care of so there's no need for that. All that's left to do now is the clean up. You won't come up with a good idea if you rush it.
But since we're not on friendly terms enough for me to tell him that, I replied with this instead.

"Man you're pretty forgetful aren't you. What did I say again? It was Serena's group who asked my help. This got nothing to do with the elven elder. I do what I want. I don't need anyone's permission if I deem it necessary. That's what it means to be free."

"Zenan, what have you even done to lodge a complaint to milord? This forest would have fallen into a crisis if not for milord's guidance. And yet I never heard a word of gratitude to him from you. You have learned nothing even after coming this far. What a disgrace to elves."

Zenan could only utter 'Guh!' when Serena reproved him.

I've put the Dungeon Core away from our resting spot. It's periodically pulsing blue lights. Quite beautiful.
Next to it, Chimera is blissfully grooming itself.

(Guessing that feels nice to mutated beings? It was jumping all over my shoulder in good mood when I came close to that core inside the cave after all.)

Chimera who usually flopped on my shoulder looked to be in high spirits near the dungeon core.
'Meow', looks like it had enough and came up to me.
It flapped its little wings as it floated up before perching on my shoulder like usual.
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"Well, think that's about enough rest, let's get a move on."

"Oy, where do you plan on going? You cannot possibly mean to leave this forest, do you?"

Zenan asked while emitting a prickly aura. He's super wary of me, the sole person who can transport the dungeon core.
We tried other methods like tying the core with a rope and pulling on it. But it wouldn't even budge even though it's just floating in mid air.
Yet I can easily move it like it's not even there.
That fact means I'm the only one who can carry the core around.
There's no telling what kind of effects it would have on elves if they get close. No point in crossing that line right now.
I guess it's only natural to get suspicious of me when I mention being free.

"I'm going to negotiate with elves."

Everyone voiced their surprise in unison.

"Whaaaaaaaaa!?"

Zenan was the loudest. The other elves are quietly panicking.

"U-umm, milord?" "Eh? But why?" "With those people who treated us like that?" "Just what...?"
"I cannot fathom...."

Serena was the only calm one, standing serenely like usual.

"Milord's thinking is simply beyond ours. All we need to do is to follow him."

"No no, tell me what you think. Who can say if I overlooked stuff, you know."

"Just what are you bastard scheming!? I may have to cut you down here depending on your answer! I shan't show any mercy to those who intend to harm elves."

"Okay, I'm done with you and your constant nitpicking. So how about we prove who's on top here."

"Hmph! Underestimate me at your own peril! I won't lose to mere human!"

"After you lose, you have no right to complain on whatever I'm doing or saying, deal?"

"And my victory spells your banishment from this forest, forever! I know not how strong you are, but the only reason I dropped my sword back then was because I wasn't focused on you. You won't see me drop my guard this time. I shall crush you here!"

(Oh so that's been on his mind this whole time huh. Well doesn't matter. Let's smash his pride to pieces.)

This guy is way too simple to get this heated up from a mere provocation. Without knowing or trying to find out his opponent's strength, only looking down on them through sheer conceit.
I'd like to impart him the saying, 'Know your enemy and yourself, and you need not fear the result of a hundred battles'.
An impulsive guy who always nitpicks on everything is the most troublesome. If I don't shut him up here, he's gonna crash my discussion with the elder.

"The match is over only after one of us admits defeat. Is that fine with ya? No killing. This match's whole point is to know each other's abilities and to admit superiority. Agreed?"

Zenan laughed out loud when he heard me.

"Bring it on! I'll slice and dice your pride to pieces!"

"Good, you ready? Let's start then."

 

 

 

 

 

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174 Disposal

 

A crystal that captivates you the more you stare at it. I mean no, Dungeon Core. Mana crystallization.
An object formed from convergences of mana in nature through some means.

"Milord, you must not get any closer, it's dangerous. The mana leaking out of that is out of this world. There is no telling how will it affect your body. Please get away."

Serena warned me. But I couldn't curb the impulse to touch it and walked up to it.

(Oh!? It's not cold? I thought it'd be chill to the touch.)

"M-milord? Are you feeling all right? Us elves cannot bear to get any closer..."

"Ah, right, you can't absorb more mana than your vessel can hold or something? I see, so elves can't touch this thing."

I thought up something. Elves would usually dispose of any dungeon cores they find.
That should apply to this one as well, but how.
Serena said they couldn't even get close. Apparently they can't attempt the disposal unless they could touch it or something.

"How do you usually get rid of these cores? I mean we're at a standstill here."

"It's normally done when the cores are still small. We do so by touching the core and keep casting magic. It's quite simple. The mana drained out of the core will be consumed and vanish."

"Ah, the smaller cores don't have a lot of mana inside huh. I see. Yet this one's gotten way too big for you to even approach. If the way magic beasts manifest applies to humans and elves the same way it does animals, I guess getting any closer would be bad huh. Though since even monsters mutate, I'm guessing elves would get a massive power up if they could absorb this much mana and gain control over it no?"

"Quit your jest. Do you mean to tell us to die? This is no joking matter."

Zenan has softened up a bit but still hostile toward me.
What was it again, you'd implode from mana overload if you absorb more mana than your body can handle?

"Milord, forgive us, but we simply cannot think of any way to deal with that dungeon core. We are truly at a loss."

"Will the cave collapse the instant this core get removed from this place? That's my greatest fear."
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"I do not believe so, this cave appears to have stabilized, therefore that seems unlikely. Milord? Do you perhaps have a good idea?"

"Nah, well, I thought of taking this outside for now since we can't exactly leave it here."

Before that, I told them to open up part of the wall enclosing the goblin to check it out.
Due to danger of backdraft, I made us all move far away before having a small hole bored through on the wall.
Serena's flame sword did nothing to the Goblin King at the beginning.
That may be because it only touched it for a bit, so how about inside a whirling blaze?
Wouldn't its eyes get seared down allowing the flame to roast it from the inside out?

Having brittle internal as a weakness is the classic weak point for living beings. Hence, I opted to chat about dungeon core to let it sit.
It's been a bit since the goblin got locked in. Should be about time.

After confirming flame didn't gush out of the opened hole, we removed the front wall.
There, a blackened object resides. Yep, it went as expected. Goblin King must have got knocked out from lack of oxygen before getting roasted, nay, burned to cinders.
The cave got filled with heat and the smell of burning flesh. Serena quickly cast wind magic to clear the smell but I thought to myself as I looked at the object before me.

(Ah dang... I won't be able to eat meat for a while again...)

Even though I only came up with the idea and didn't actually execute it myself, I still felt a tinge of pity at this cindered Goblin King.

"Alright. Kardia, I'd like you to bury this cave with your earth spirit magic. Can you do it? Start from the other half of this place, leave no gap. You can make use of the mana leaking out of this dungeon core. Any problem?"

"Milord! Leave it to me. It shall be done."

She's quite psyched up for some reason. I don't know why, but hey as long as she's motivated.

The ground rose up, gradually burying the space. Then it stopped at the center where the Dungeon Core stood.

"Alright then, I'll bring the Dungeon Core with me, keep a distance as you bury the rest of the cave."

"What is the point of all this? I do not get it. What are you scheming you bastard."

I replied to Zenan's random query.

"Won't it be bad if mana amassed here again? Might as well bury it all down."

'I see', I heard him whisper that and he went silence, so did I. I don't plan to get along with this guy.

The cave is gradually getting buried as we make our way out. We're bringing Goblin King's remain with us too. There's a possibility of it causing issues in the future if we leave it buried there.
It's a monster that had taken in a vast amount of mana. It could become an impetus for another mana convergence phenomenon.

(When did I sign up for a clean-up crew...)

The work went smoothly and we reached the surface. We came here early in the morning and it's past noon now.

"Aah, looks like a good time for lunch. There's no need to hurry anymore. I'm starving let's get to it."

 

 

 

 

 

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173 Plan Succeeding

 

Goblin King lost one of its eyes. But only for a brief moment. A white fume rose and then the wound got fully healed.

"Dammit! This thing can regenerate!? Is it even a goblin! No goblin should possess such power!"

Zenan was dumbfounded. But this King looks exactly like the goblins we just exterminated, only gigantic so there's no doubt it is a goblin.

"Moving onto second phase of our plan! Are you ready guys?"

I shouted this out loud to signify that there's no point in a frontal assault.

"Kardia, make the preparations! I shall match with you! The rest of you, diversion! Now!"

Once Serena shouted that, the elves all slashed at Goblin King at once. Unceasing despite the futility.
One would slash before dodging the goblin's counter and another would use that chance to counter back.
They all keep repeating that while covering for one another. These actions may seem like they're only wasting time.

However, not so. That's just how buying time works. Excluding actions just because they don't work would severely limit your options, propelling you toward the excuse to give up.
This whole farce is necessary for Kardia to gather up her mana, the elves are angling their assault so Goblin King would look away from her. A diversion tactic.

For what purpose? To seal its movement. We must create a moment where Goblin King stops moving and can't dodge.
Kardia is observing the target's movement range, power burst and destructive force while gathering just enough mana to deal with that.

Serena is waiting for Kardia's signal while occasionally helping with the assault, looking highly strung.

Even Zenan helped slashing at the Goblin King. He's not aiming for eyes again. The goblin is alert against attacks aimed at its face now.
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Four of the elves cast spirit magic together and stopped the goblin. Looks like they shot out 'Wall of Breeze' to affix goblin's limbs and body.
A moment after the goblin let out a quizzical voice, 'Gugaa?'

"Now!" walls of earth enclosed it. From the front, back, left and right, walls just big enough to hold the goblin king's huge body showed up. There's absolutely no gap on those walls. They're stuck tightly together.
A match sized fire was shot at the goblin inside. Just as the flame was about to hit the goblin, 'Here I go!' resounded in the cave and a lid of soil rose up from the ground to completely seal the goblin inside.

Goblin King has been imprisoned inside walls created through Kardia's earth spirit magic.
And the small fire that got locked inside together was a magic Serena cast with fire spirit.

I told her to make that fire flare up and use up all the oxygen inside. An inhabitant of this world, Serena doesn't seem to understand what oxygen is, but I managed to convey the nuances. Also told her to make the flame burn the goblin king down to its skull.

Yep, since goblins are living beings, they need to breathe. Thus, I expect it to die from lack of oxygen inside an enclosed space.
Even in this fantasy world, physics seem to work  like on Earth, so this should work. Or at least I hope so.
I thought up of this plan when Serena said that they were no match to Goblin King. This was my plan to escape, like 'Can't these elves do it themselves instead of relying on me every single time?'

(I mean if I did meddle in, they'd go all 'as expected of milord' or something again, I don't need any more loyalty, for real.)

But that was awfully naive of me, only later I realized I went and did it again. I didn't think ahead at this point.

Just when we were about to take a breather after the success of the plan, the walls started getting furiously beaten from the inside.
The goblin king inside must be trying to break free with its fists.

"I have made sure to create the thickest, strongest walls I could muster up. Please rest easy. I believe we can continue observing it."

Kardia reassured us.
Nevertheless I stayed alert.

Also, there's something else that needs to be done.
How to deal with the giant dungeon core.

 

 

 

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172 Plan Starts

 

Inside the deepest room in the dungeon cave. A huge tornado is rampaging around all over this gym-sized space.
The goblins here are getting helplessly sucked and turned into heaps of garbage, its sucking power reminded me of Dy*on.
The trash cleaning went so well I could afford that silly thought.
Getting rid of insignificant trash mob in one fell swoop is just basic strategy.

I told the elves to first use wind spirit magic to take care of them.
My plan went well, with nowhere to run, this place is now full of dazzling lights.
Coming from the dying goblins. They got flung onto each other inside the tornado, random swords stabbing them, thrown hard onto the ceiling and wall.
In just a minute all the small fry have been dealt with. Having all the elves concentrate their mana into one powerful spell worked amazingly well.
Even Zenan was obedient for once. Not sure what got over him, but I'm not complaining so long he doesn't get in our way.

Now then, only the King remains. Would have been nice if that tornado did it in too, but not everything would go swimmingly it seems.
It had assumed a defensive squatting position and protected its face with crossed arms to endure through the tornado.
Still in that position, it inhaled so much air its body swelled up.

"Ah, crap. Guys, cover your ears! Now!"

"GIYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"

A powerful tremor shook the entire cave. So powerful I thought my heart would stop beating there.
All the Goblin King did was roaring. An angry roar with so much power behind it.
Once it was over, Serena took the initiative. She had flame sword on. She must have gone through many similar battlefields before.
She swiftly got within melee range and slashed at the Goblin King's abdomen before immediately back stepping away.
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"That didn't feel right! Careful! Solidify our formation!"

Reacting to her shout, the Goblin King who was unharmed by the slash swung down its fist at Serena.

Boom! the hit caused another tremor. Serena dodged the fist at the last moment as it tore the tip of her hair.
It doesn't seem to have the speed, Serena easily dodged the attack before immediately slashing at the wide open arm.

However the slash didn't even leave a scratch. It's got a really tough skin.
Goblin King swung its arm in annoyance, but all it hit was empty space.
Serena had already anticipated that and jumped back.
Using this chance, the other elves went in. But none of their swords managed to so much as left a mark on Goblin King.
Thigh, upper arm, back, back of head, chest, they slashed at every spots with zero result.

"You lot! Move iiiiit! Uoooooooo!"

Zenan vigorously leaped up. Higher than the top of Goblin King's head. While holding his sword overhead.
The King's fist shot through the air just as Zenan was about to reach it.
But Zenan wasn't there. He had landed already.

"Got youu!"

HYUN, with the sound of cutting wind, his sword slashes at Goblin King's left eye.

"GYAAAAAAAAAAAA!"

"Only got an eye huh! But that should make things easier now!"

Apparently Zenan used wind spirit magic to control his body, affording him to instantly land. I see that manipulating wind is the basic to elven-style combat.
No wonder Serena's group moved so smoothly like they're flowing. They make sure they can immediately move after finishing an action where one's body usually stiffens for a moment.

Goblin King may have lost one of its eyes but of course that's not the end, its entire body is bulging up in anger.

 

 

 

 

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171 That's Bad News

 

The entire space is completely filled with nothing but goblins. And in the center is a conspicuously larger goblin than the rest. I could see its back from here.
Think it's about 2.5 meter tall? It's got bulking muscles that far outstrip ordinary bodybuilders. That's probably the 'King'.
Its body is pulsing a blue light. Its skin is colored dirty green yet it periodically pulses blue.

(Considering my conjecture, I guess it's still absorbing mana even now? Or perhaps it's just resonating with the mana?)

I don't have enough info to make a conclusion. It's probably got to do with the Dungeon Core but I don't see the thing anywhere.

"My eyes must be belying me... This may be past the point of no return..."

Zenan was dumbfounded at this scenery. But I had a different reaction, 'Eh, looks manageable no?'
Against ordinary goblins, the hardest thing would be keeping them in one spot as you massacre them.
Elves are just that strong. Their battle in front of the cave showed that.

"This might prove difficult indeed. Not even us likely can hope to compete against that abnormally grown goblin in the center. There is just so much mana overflowing out of it."

Serena got cold feet as well. Yeah, I can see that thing's abnormality.
But my mental state right now is such that I don't really process it.
You may ask what are you saying after coming this far, but I just can't with all these goblins.

(I mean it's goblins? I can let elves slide and all, but this, am I dreaming, hallucinating? It's finally gotten to a point where I can't deny myself living in a fantasy otherworld.)
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I can't calm down from this buoyant feeling like I've stumbled inside an illusion.
Adventuring inside a cave, classic goblins. And then there's dungeons and mana crystallization.
I'm walking down the path of a protagonist in a story. Where did I go astray anyway? And shouldn't this supposed to have come up in early chapter?
Just where, or perhaps this way of thinking was a mistake to begin with.

While that completely unrelated matter occupied my mind, the goblin in the center moved a bit.
And what came into view afterward perturbed me so much.

(Oy oy oy! You can't have that here! That thing is a complete copy no matter how you look at it! Out!)

Something that looks identical to the crystals featured in 'Last Illusion' game developed by a famous game maker is floating there.
It's about a meter tall, around 50 centimeters in diameter. You'd yell out, 'That thing's huge!' if you saw that in person.
Apparently the elves also never saw a dungeon core that big, each spoke their minds.

"That's just...", "How did it get that big...", "This is already far beyond bad news.", "How are we even supposed to destroy a core that enormous...", "Even just getting close to that would be dangerous..."

The crystal is regularly pulsing beautiful blue lights. The goblin's body pulsed the same blue light matching that.
I finally snapped back to reality and spoke out.

"Err, listen up guys. First thing first, a little clean up is in order. Are you ready?"

Strategy meeting began.

 

 

 

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170 Child Mind and Conclusion of Inference

 

Zenan followed us inside. Fine by me so long as he doesn't cause trouble. But this guy's seriously noisy. I'm fed up.

"I shall watch over you so you won't do anything foolish and make things worse. I won't take any complain!"

Chimera cried out once, 'Meow' ignoring the guy. It's been perching on my shoulder since this morning. In a relaxed pose of course.

"Oy, what in tarnation is that thing? I've been wondering for a while, just what?"

(You ask that now...? How lacking of critical thinking are you?)

I ignore the guy. He should have caught sight of Chimera whenever he turned his vision at me, why would he ask now?.

The cave is quite spacious inside. The width and height is just enough to swing your sword around. The path ahead is a straight one.

"Why's it so bright? Here I was sure we'd need a light source."

I had taken a torch out of magic bag. Yet the surrounding areas are brightly lit to not warrant one.

"The mana spreading out of Dungeon Core is filling the walls, affording them to emit lights."

I thought that was just too convenient an explanation, but then I recalled how the goblins died outside.

(They did disperse lights bright enough for me to distinguish even though it was in mid noon. Mana light or something?)

Lights that dazzling would easily illuminate this cave for sure.

Despite thinking that, my state of mind reverted to that of a child at this point.
Have you ever experienced something like this in your childhood? Going on an adventure to new places, entering a cramped space to make your own hideout nobody knows.
Children play. I don't think you can blame me getting similarly excited with this 'grown up' version of that.
However I'm still retaining enough composure to keep myself from shouting out loud, 'This is so thrilling!'

"Now's a good time to put out my theory, at least until we arrive at the innermost spot."
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I couldn't stand the nervous silence, so I opted to speak what I came up with.

"First, the Dungeon Core expanded this cave size. So magic beasts or monsters could stumble inside. That was when a lone goblin wandered inside and arrived at the core. Magic beasts are animals that survive getting bathed in mana over a long period of time right?"

"Yes, that's right... could it be? A goblin took in the Dungeon Core mana and mutated!?"

"Yep. I believe that's the likeliest explanation. Thus that goblin settled in this cave and gradually got stronger over time. Serena, how do you usually find dungeons to remove here?"

"The mana in this forest would at time flow irregularly and converge in one spot. It's practically assured that we would find a small Dungeon Core right next to this convergence. We immediately destroy the core whenever we find one. As mana in this forest is quite dense, we are always on the lookout for one. But it is unusual for no one to catch a wind of this particular core..."

"What if that goblin kept absorbing this leaking mana over its limit? The flow of mana never escaped outside and yet the Dungeon Core would keep growing. And that goblin managed to survive."

"!? Oy! There is simply no way a mere goblin could endure that! Taking in more mana than your vessel can hold will result in an implosion, it'd turn into dust!"

Seemingly unable to bear that possibility, Zenan denied my theory in a panic.

"So yeah, this goblin was a stray that got lost in this cave, alone."

"...The goblins that rushed outside died without leaving their bodies behind... are you saying that?"

I paid Zenan no heed and resumed talking to Serena. Then I postulated a potential answer for the last issue.

"Yep, you've probably guessed right. If those goblins were created from the mana leaking out of Dungeon Core, then there should be a base goblin they take after. And goblins are the only type of monsters that have been created. Then that lone goblin must be producing those goblins on purpose. The longer you let this be, this forest will eventually get overrun by goblins, until the point of no return."

"Once it comes to that, it doesn't matter even if we move our settlement..."

"Yep. Goblins will rule over this forest. Not only that, they will eventually infringe upon human inhabited zones, causing an unprecedented calamity. Too late to do anything."

Zenan turned pale as he finally got a sense of crisis from what I said.
They may just be goblins, you can't shrug off strength in number. Even if each of the elves is a warrior that matches a thousand, they likely can't avoid casualty.
And if it's got to the point where the goblins fill the entire forest, they'll be out of their depth. Those goblins would spread out in all directions so eliminating them all at once would be difficult.

"We absolutely must put a stop to it now. Milord, we beseech you to lend us your power."

"Come on now, no need to repeat that. I'm here exactly for that reason after all."

Settling this problem once and for all inside this narrow cave would be best. It would be foolish of us to avert our eyes from this.
Postponing to deal with a problem that you know will end in the worst possible outcome will only make for an even worse outcome.

(I knew this was a mess, but who could have imagined it would connect to the demise of human world... wait, am I not a commoner? This crap is way over my head.)

Where's hero, sage, knight king or a holy swordsman or something? Heck I'd even take cursed blade wielders.
Those types should have been the ones dealing with this kind of stuff, why does a commoner who wishes nothing but a peaceful life like me get dragged into this?
I could never come up with an answer to that. I am a commoner after all.
For better or worse, there's nothing I can do if I get swept up in a mess. All the more if I'm the only actor capable of cleaning up the mess.
It'd leave bad taste if I just went my merry way here and the damage reached human world.
I was prepared for the worst but I couldn't help but felt, 'Why me?" still.

"Oops, looks like we're here. Let's take cover and check things out first."

It was a dome shaped open space. Around the size of an elementary school gym.
Then at the center of this innermost depths. A scenery I had predicted could be seen.

 

 

 

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169 What Surfaces Up

 

Their swords keep clashing and locking over and over again. It hasn't even been a minute and yet sparks and sounds from clashing metal fill up the surroundings.

"Aah, sheesh, you're gonna chip your blade hitting so hard like that~."

I lightly knock away their swords.
Of course I did it during Accelerated state. I was being very careful with my strength, but the impact still ended up being too excessive, the two cried out in pain.

"Gua!" "Kuh!"

I used a sheathed sword to hit theirs so they're still intact. Otherwise, it would probably like cutting a tofu. No point in wasting two perfectly good swords. I mean we're gonna need them inside the cave.

"So, Serena, why don't dead dungeon monster bodies remain?"

I've still got questions left. Serena is gripping her sword hand while grimacing. Her face is a mix of surprise and pain.

"It is said because those monsters are formed by the mana leaking out of Dungeon Cores. According to an explanation, Dungeon Cores take basic information from magic beasts and monsters inhabiting the area nearby and make imitations out of them. It's not clear why this phenomenon takes place. As they are not made of flesh but mana, they disperse when they're no longer able to maintain their forms."

Serena's pain seemed to have subsided as she gave that explanation, she picked up her sword.

"Hm? Well, this is just my guess. I believe this Dungeon Core is the main cause of Goblin King coming into existence here. And that King was the one who made flood of monsters."

Zenan voiced his surprise here.

"Wha? What are you bastard talking about? What do you mean?!"

"We have been living in this forest for a long time. Dungeons being formed are not uncommon occurrences. Our group has also participated in many expeditions to remove Dungeon Cores. What about milord?"

I'm just familiar with fantasy settings. Hence, even without experience, I can piece together bits of info into the whole picture.
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"Nope, zilch. But, like, you know? I just know. Can't tell you why though."

"Oy! What do you bastard even know? Stop with your nonsense! How would mere goblins manipulate dungeons? They're nothing more than natural phenomena!"

Not sure why Zenan snapped at me here. He looked mortified earlier when he realized I knocked his sword. Him still being openly hostile even now is testing my patience.

"Well, let's just go and see for ourselves. I'll give you my reasoning there."

He tried to stop us when I was about to enter the cave.

"Hold it you bastard! Cease your uncalled activities at once! I must inform the elder. We must wait until after a conference to deal with this matter. Do not act on your own!"

(This guy's really dumb beyond belief... Nothing I do or say will go through his thick skull.)

"Haven't I told you? I don't need your permission. Go back on your own if you're gonna report. You should be satisfied with that no? Oh wait, you're my watchdog or something. Must be tough huh."

It's not like me at all. But this Zenan guy has been really getting on my nerve with his attitude.

"Oy, you six, let's go back.... Oy, wait! Why do you follow that guy!? Elder will surely forgive your shameful actions if you just go back now!"

I disregard the idiotic Zenan. Serena and the other five elves follow me.
I walked inside the cave without looking back.

 

 

 

 

 

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