Chapter 22: Chapter 21: Low-Tier Dungeon 47, Part V
The sword attack increased physical damage by 100, which was about a 33 point increase in STR. It also had a STR increase of 10, making it a 43 point increase in STR altogether. That was like gaining another 4 levels, just by equipping the sword.
“Well, it’s better than nothing.”
I slung the sword on my side by my belt.
Punching and kicking the monsters on the second floor would be more than enough, using the sword on them would just be a waste.
I was going to save the sword for the third floor boss monster.
[You have leveled up.]
After two hours, I finally made it to the third floor entrance. The level up message appeared after I cleared the area of monsters.
“Perfect. That was exactly what I needed.”
I gained six levels on the first floor and four levels on the second floor.
I was far from tired and had leveled up so easily that I was tempted to keep hunting.
“Whew… this would have normally been my limit.”
Of the three floors of the Bukhan Mountain dungeon, the Sunbin guild allowed beginner devas to freely use the first and second floors without charge. The third floor was a different story, however.
Even for a dungeon of this level, the boss was still a boss.
No matter how much the Sunbin guild catered and took care of beginner devas, the boss was always off limits.
Having exclusive claim to a dungeon’s boss made a guild stronger. Sure, you could get decent drops from normal monsters, but they were nothing compared to boss drops.
I heard that in the very beginning, the guild allowed access up to the elite monster room. When they found out that someone had snuck into the boss room and stolen the kill, the guild completely closed off the third floor.
When I first became a deva, the third floor was already closed off and I could only come down to here. I hadn’t wanted to needlessly make the Sunbin Guild an enemy.
“Even though I ground away in the Bukhan Mountain dungeon for a long time, I’m feeling a whole different sense of inspiration, now that I’m about to enter the third floor for the first time!”
Even with all those dungeons I had covered in the past, I had never killed a boss before. I never even got to participate in a boss part, either.
The thought of me being about to solo a boss fight started to get me slightly excited.
“Alright. Let’s see what the third floor looks like…”
I went down to the third floor with confidence in my steps.
[Elite orc guardian]
[Elite orc soldier]
[Elite orc archer]
[Elite orc champion]
Unlike the first and second floors, the third floor was only about as a big as a school field. I could see all of it in one glance.
There was a small door on the other side of the room; the path to it was blocked entirely by monsters. Through that door was the boss room, and the elite monster room was basically the first gateway to it.
There were twelve of them in all. There were 5 elite guardians, 3 elite soldiers, 3 elite archers and 1 elite champion guarding the door to the boss room.
There may have been only twelve of them, but the atmosphere of the room was completely different than that of the other two floors.
The elite orc champion was about half a size bigger than the other orcs and carried a massive two-handed sword. This guy was definitely on a different level than the other orcs. I could feel the intimidating aura it exuded just by looking at it.
Still, I didn’t feel afraid or the need to withdraw.
“The first and second floors were just too easy. All the monsters should be at this level.”
I took off the crude orc soldier’s sword and laid it down on the ground.
The sword was increasing my STR by 10 and my damage by 100, increasing my base damage to 3675 and added another 130 damage (with the 100 increase in damage and the 30 damage increase from the 10 point STR increase), making my total damage output at 3805. It definitely made me significantly stronger, but I decided to keep it for the boss.
I cracked my knuckles to warm up my hands and took one step towards the orcs, with a grin growing at the corner of my lips.
As I slowly walked towards the group of orcs, the orcs finally took notice of me at drew their weapons and took up fighting stances.
The elite guardians drew their spears, the elite soldiers drew their one-handed swords, the elite archers nocked their bows, and the elite champion drew its giant sword before taking positions and marching towards me.
The orcs on the first and second floors charged at me without a thought, but the elite orcs were different.
“So I guess you guys are elite, huh?”
If they weren’t going to come to me, I would go to them. I charged forward.
As soon as I moved, the elite archers quickly drew back their bows and fired.
There arrows were different from the flimsy wooden arrows used on the second floor. These arrows were definitely stronger and well-made and the sound they made as they cut through the air was different.
I managed to deflect an arrow that was flying straight at my head, but I had to take other two arrows, one to the body and one to the thigh.
They only managed to break the skin.
I may have taken a little damage, but it wasn’t so much that I had to take special care to not get hit.
If that was all the damage I was going to take, then this wasn’t going to be a problem!
I didn’t stop the archers’ attacks and sped up towards the spear-wielding orc guardians.
The orc guardian that was at the very front thrust his spear at my chest. I didn’t dodge his attack instead grabbing the spear by the other end of the blade.
I lifted the spear with all my strength. The orc guardian was holding on tightly to the spear so he went up into the air, too.
“Heh. Welcome to my special amusement park.”
I lifted the spear further over my head and carried the orc behind me. Then, like casting a fishing line, I threw the orc at three archers.
“Nice shot!” I complimented myself.
The orc guardian crashed right into the archers. The throw was so accurate that I thought that I should have gone to a bowling alley instead of doing boxing and hapkido.
The three archers collapsed while trying to re-nock arrows.
At the same time, the orc guardian’s spear that I was holding vanished from my hands.
The spear wasn’t a weapon that was dropped and that I equipped. It still technically belonged to the now-dead orc guardian, and vanished like it never existed.
I wasn’t surprised as this was part of the normal system.
At that moment, the other four orc guardians thrust their spears at me in tandem.
I grabbed the two spears that were aimed for my head, but had no choice but to take the other two spears to the body.
I definitely felt more force and pain from the spears than I did from the arrows. It meant that I had taken significantly more damage from the spears.
I looked down. The two spearheads had dug into my body about a fifth of the way each.
“Health and fatigue check.”
[HP : 601594/612500
Fatigue : 11]
Editor: RED aka Aelryinth