Never Die Extra - Chapter 237
Evan D. Sherden, Robs the Ocean. (5)
“So, you are saying that it doesn’t matter how far we reached in the Sherden Dungeon, if we enter Pellati Dungeon, we have to start from the first floor again?”
“Yes, and of course, your level doesn’t rise until you reach the floor you had reached in the other dungeon.”
In the morning, Evan brought his group together to explain the Pellati Dungeon worked in relation to the other renowned dungeons, like Sherden.
“Then it’s understandable why an explorer who has settled in Sherden doesn’t leave for another dungeon city.”
“Yes, no matter how high the level of the dungeon is, it’s hard to climb back from the ground floor with little reward for the huge dungeon full of new environments, new monsters, and new traps.”
“Well, it’s almost impossible for an explorer who settled in one dungeon to move to another dungeon. Moreover, each dungeon has its own characteristics, so it’s even more tedious.”
Eloa had been paying close attention to Evan’s words. Belois, who had stayed still so far, tilted her head for the first time.
“But I do remember confronting various monsters in the Sherden Dungeon, Master.”
“Of course, we did encounter many. But Lua, each dungeon’s monsters have their own distinct categories. The Sherden Dungeon belongs to the most common and broadest ‘ground’ category.”
Humanoid monsters such as the Goblin, Orc, and animal monsters and topographical monsters were associated with the Sherden Dungeon, appearing more commonly there than anywhere else.
Of course, Sherden belonged to that category of all three because the main area where the Yo-Ma Great War Series’ storyline took place was Sherden.
And the Yo-Ma Great War 3’s scenario ran towards the second half, adding one more category to the monster type to the monsters that appeared there: the Demon tribe. The player’s active participation was very crucial when dealing with these monsters.
“On the other hand, Pellati was designed differently from the Sherden Dungeon. Of course, some monsters were the same as Sherden’s, but the main monsters that appeared here are marine monsters such as Merman, Mermaid, Lizard Man, and Killer Shark. And there are a lot of aerial monsters after the 30th floor.”
“A monster in the air…”
Therefore, Pellati must include people such as archers and wizards in the group. Furthermore, most of the dungeon’s environment is submerged in water, so underwater equipment and harnesses were also needed.
“That sounds like fun!”
“Yes, we’re going in there right now.”
“I knew we’d do that!”
Evan smiled and continued.
“Of course, since we’ve explored Sherden to a great extent, our focus here will not be leveling. We are aiming for the hidden treasures since we won’t be able to level up.”
“As if Sherden wasn’t enough, you had to be an expert on Pellati as well…”
Of course, Pellati didn’t get much attention in the Yo-Ma Great War Series’ vanilla gameplay, but that was the main story. If you were to pay for the DLC, you would be able to explore the Pellati Dungeon to a great extent! And Evan, of course, was someone who had paid for the DLC.
Arisha was frustrated with Evan showing expertise on Pellati Dungeon, but she soon smiled and stretched her shoulders.
“I’m telling you, Evan, when I invited you to come to Pellati, I didn’t say I was giving the whole dungeon to you. I had other plans in mind.”
“Yes, I’m looking forward to them.”
“That’s enough, then.”
Evan prepared his group to enter the dungeon. Of course, except for Bane, the owner of the Brotherhood Skewers, and Horta, who was classified as a non-combatant.
Dain was also an escort knight, but he did not join the dungeon.
“What about Diona?”
“Uh… Do I have to enter the dungeon?”
“I can let Diona in if she wants to. Isn’t Diona pretty strong, too?”
“I’m proud to be a good fighter as a casino dealer, but… I probably won’t enter, Master. I’m interested in dungeons, but I’ll leave it out this time.”
With Evan, Belois, Arisha, Paul, Ditto, Lin, and Lan, one spot was vacant with seven people, but Diona politely declined Evan’s offer.
“I’m going to live in Sherden anyhow, so if I’m going to try the dungeon, I think I’d better go for Sherden.”
“Yes, that’s a good idea. For everything we are going to face in the time to come, even our maids will need to be strong to survive.”
“Master Evan, what are you talking about?”
Diona broke out in cold sweat at Evan’s words. He thought it was a wise choice for her to not enter the dungeon with him, so he breathed a sigh of relief, and Lin and Lan stuck to each other and whined.
“I wanted to play in the dungeon with her.”
“Huuu, let’s go in together.”
“Sorry, let’s play together later.”
Diona forced a smile as she comforted Lin and Lan.
In fact, when she saw Lan overpowering the giant clam monster with one hand yesterday, she thought she didn’t want to be compared to those little kids! So perhaps she would avoid being in the dungeon with these kids in the future as well!
“Dain, I’ll be at Pellati Dungeon for only one day today, so please protect Diona during that time.”
“Master, I am your escort. Are you trying to make me a bodyguard?”
“Oh, I am caught.”
Dain breathed a sigh at Evan’s command but accepted the order.
He was dissatisfied with not being able to protect Evan, but it was inevitable to enter the dungeon, and in fact, keeping a close watch on Diona was almost a reward in itself.
“Well, now that this happened, I will escort you today.”
“Oh… yes, please take good care of me, Sir Dain.”
Evan looked back at the girls after watching Dain and Diona converse. ‘Don’t they have something going on?’ he asked with his eyes, but Belois and Arisha shook their heads from side to side. However, Evan did not give up.
“Dain, take Diona around because she’ll be bored if she stays inside.”
“Oh, then I shall go around and look for a gift for Master today.”
Evan looked back at the girls at the end of the conversation and… before asking properly, Belois, Arisha, and Eloa, who had been watching, shook their heads. Evan really couldn’t figure out why.
“What’s wrong, Paul?”
After finishing the conversation, Evan settled down and tried to stand up, but Paul, who had been listening to the story until now, carefully raised his hand and asked.
“If Sherden Dungeon is a ground category and Pellati Dungeon is a marine and air category..… what category is the Merdin Dungeon?”
He was definitely an honor student.
Evan grinned at Paul’s curious eyes. Since Merdin Dungeon was not directly accessible in the games, Evan was not fully aware of everything inside it. But he did know the category of monsters that appeared there.
“Merdin Dungeon is the antithesis of Sherden and Pellati. Whatever is in Sherden and Pellati, is absent in Merdin.”
“Something that isn’t in Sherden and Pellati..…?”
Evan responded with indifference.
“Merdin Dungeon is the undead’s dungeon.”
The Pellati Dungeon could be entered through the Sea Temple. Since the temple was floating on the sea, no matter how close it was to the city, you had to go there by boat. That was why there were dozens of small boats in Pellati between the temple of the sea and the coast.
“But our carriage is amphibious.”
It was a carriage, but so uniquely designed that it could even move on water! Eloa, who joined the party in Diona’s place, observed and admired the carriage’s inner mechanics.
“Where the hell did you get these rare artifacts?”
“The Thunderbird guild had collected rare rewards from the 50th floor. Things too dangerous for the general public to handle….”
“…I can bear a grudge against the Sherden family for that reason alone.”
The more Evan used this ghost wagon, the more he felt like it was performing better. It was like a growing artifact! However, there was no way to check if it was an artifact since he hadn’t seen it in the game!
“That’s a lot of attention.”
The people of the city were on high alert, and everyone wanted to have a glimpse of the special visitors embarking on their dungeon expedition.
“Oh, Lady Arisha!”
“You’ve grown so beautifully!”
“I heard you were back in Pellati. Why have you come to the dungeon.…?”
The temple was guarded like a barrel by the Dungeon Knights of Pellati.
If Evan’s Dungeon Knights were to respond quickly to emergencies with a small army, Pellati’s Dungeon Knights had a strong sense of managing and supervising everything related to the dungeon.
“Ah, my beautiful Arisha is here.”
“So this is Evan D. Sherden.”
“The man who stole Lady Arisha’s heart, the pearl of Pellati…… Hmm…”
“The one who took Arisha from us has come?”
Evan knew it was definitely a group of people who managed and supervised the Pellati Dungeon, but they acted like Arisha’s personal fan club!
Evan tilted his head at the sharp gaze of all the knights standing guard inside the temple. Arisha sighed and spoke once more.
“Never mind, Evan. The only thing I can see every day is the coastline. The crazy guys just idolized me as a kid.”
“You must be playing hard-to-get with them.”
Evan agreed with Arisha, but thought it was quite harsh. However, the knights were delighted to hear the young lady’s vitriolic remarks. As Arisha said, they seemed to be out of their minds.
“Yes, ma’am! It’s an honor that you remember my name!”
While Evan was tired of the Pellati Dungeon Knights’ distorted affection, Arisha called the manager for the explorer’s entry record to begin the dungeon. The manager was a big man.
“Please don’t leave our entry records. It’ll be annoying later.”
“If it’s your order, of course, I should do so… is there really no problem?”
“Yes, please. I’ll tell my father separately.”
Well, Evan really thought it was Arisha’s personal fan club. Evan nodded convincingly. Apart from him, it was also true that Arisha’s actions were very appropriate.
“You’re not going to level up anyway, so you’re just going to check the important places, Evan?”
“Yes, but if there’s a record of which floor we reached..… a lot of people will be surprised.”
“I know Evan D. Sherden has great abilities, but is the Dungeon expedition a different matter…?”
The knights who listened to Evan and Arisha’s conversation looked puzzled, but they did not answer the question and leaned on the magic circles entering the Pellati Dungeon.
And…… two hours later, as if to prove what they had shared, the group was exploring the underwater area on the 13th floor of the Pellati Dungeon. To be exact, they were swimming.
“Wow! I’m excited!
“Guys, be careful. If you go too far, something might pounce on you.”
The different rooms could hardly be made out, and there was water everywhere. Explorers would face great challenges when they decide to explore Pellati…
“How is it, Evan? Is it useful?”
“It’s good enough… I can see why Pellati places importance on wind magic.”
Evan admired the wind that covered the surface of his body. It was an intermediate-tempered wind magic that allowed you to breathe freely underwater without disrupting movement.
The progress and success of a group exploring the Pellati Dungeon depended on whether they had a skilled wizard who could deal with intermediate wind magic.
“Haha, thanks to the earrings you gave me, I was able to make it stronger.”
“Thanks for saving my face.”
“But Evan, I was able to improve my wind magic because of you…”
“Master, I’ll clear up the enemies in front of me.”
“I’ll help you, Belois.”
As soon as Arisha tried to slide into a romantic atmosphere with Evan, a few monsters appeared, and Belois and Eloa stepped forward and froze all the monsters on the field in a flash, and the warm environment was nearly frozen.
“Well, what’s the element hidden on the 13th floor? Let’s go ahead, Master Evan.”
“I’ll carry it out.”
Arisha was immediately tempted to remove the windshield surrounding their bodies, but she endured the desperate urge because Evan was next to her.
After eight more hours, the group was finally able to return with a rare drop hidden on the 35th floor.
Of course, Arisha didn’t succeed at her chance of romance afterwards.