Never Die Extra - Chapter 279
[Can you guys explain via NU Review why Evan was apprehensive about the Demons and his strength (Videogame vs. Reality).]
Evan D. Sherden, Forms a Sub-Party (4)
Originally, there were two things that the main character could do in the game Yo-Ma Great War 3: dungeon charge and part-time jobs.
However, due to the early character’s nature with a low level of presence, the former was almost a confirmed route of death because they unconditionally suffered from dungeon disease, wore penalty, and had no money, so the equipment received would be poor.
Therefore, the only answer would be to work part-time.
One had to roam around the dungeon city where and small- and medium-sized guilds recruited help. It would be this way until one gathered enough experience and strength to explore the dungeon.
[Foot forward from there!]
[I’ll go to the Brotherhood Bathhouse right after the morning training. Everyone, get ready.]
[Brotherhood Bathhouse! Can I come in too, Eonni?]
[I’m on the Astray group. I can take you two in.]
[Wow, you’re the best!]
Of course, it didn’t apply to the current main character party with Evan’s unofficial support.
They didn’t have to rush into the dungeon when they were not ready for it or, of course, do chores to get petty progress!
[I can’t believe Master Evan is supporting me like this……!]
[Don’t call him by name, Renail.]
[What’s she talking about?]
[No more chit-chatting. Focus on improving your skills during training..]
They stayed in the good accommodation Evan had prepared, and with the money he had provided, they were fully prepared to enter the dungeon as well as access daily necessities. They were training sufficient skills to enter the dungeon.
“…This is amusing,” Evan murmured as he watched the training of a warrior party reflected in the crystal ball.
There was a strange pleasure in giving the party the proper training method through Louise and letting them train as they were. More accurately, the ability to identify the fastest and most efficient means of reinforcing the character and see the scene directly through the crystal ball…it felt like watching a game!
“Master, You’re… acting like a pervert right now.”
“Be quiet, Shine.”
Shine gave a cool, calm retort. Evan used his words to silence him, and continued to enjoy the feeling of playing the Yo-Ma Great War 3 after a long time.
It was like playing with cheat codes, but it had been a while since Evan had decided to think of it like that.
“That boy’s growth is amazing.”
Then suddenly, someone behind Evan’s back opened their mouth and spoke. He didn’t even have to turn around to see who it was. There was only one person in this city, or in this world, who could occupy his back without Evan noticing.
Evan looked back at her and said with a sour look.
“I told you not to sneak in, Mirole.”
“I’m sorry, but there was no answer when I knocked.”
“You need to learn a little more about the common sense of the human world.”
“I’ll be careful.”
That was a lie. Evan knew that the high elf, who looked gentle and pitiful on the outside, was actually a reckless, bratty princess who didn’t care much about manners. However, he couldn’t show her that he knew this about her, so he settled for just admonishing her.
“I won’t forgive you next time. Remember that.”
It was true that she was really shocked and saddened by Evan’s words because her feelings were all revealed in her ears.
Evan sighed at the elf’s drooping ears as if he had not expected her to hate his words so much.
She didn’t do this because she harbored malice, after all. The nature of moving the body immediately when the mind was moved was not easily curable.
“That’s okay, as long as you don’t do it next time.”
Eventually, Evan decided to believe once again the faint possibility that Mirole, who had gone through countless time flows since the end of the war, would have grown into an adult.
When Mirole noticed that Evan had relieved his mind, she sighed with relief and then smiled brightly.
“Yes, I don’t want to do anything you don’t like.”
“Well, that would suffice; thank you.”
Evan, who had almost inadvertently patted her for the naive look, coughed and turned his head back to the crystal ball. Save was swinging the halberd as hard as he could.
“By the way, his growth is fast… What about that?”
He seemed to be practicing the halberd movement ‘candlelight method’, which he learned through Louise; although sweaty, he was doing it quite skillfully. Shine was intrigued as he watched.
“Mirole says that every time he swings the halberd, she can see him getting better. No matter how great your training is, she didn’t expect it to be that good.”
“Yes, that boy’s pace of growth is abnormal.”
“Of course, he is growing fast.”
That was to be expected if you were to consider the fact that he was a main character of Yo-Ma Great War.
Apparently, he didn’t have a talent for magic, but Evan thought it was a relief that he had the highest aptitude with the Halberd, which was considered the strongest, along with the double-edged sword.
Shine snorted at Evan’s bland answer.
“Everyone starts off as a low-level. But he’s growing especially fast.”
“But you did it too, Shine.”
“Yeah… I did.”
Shine, who had self-praised himself, scratched his neck because he had nothing else to say. Surely he did, too. Evan taught him how to practice double-daggering, and he became accustomed to double-daggering day by day.
At that time, he was still unable to enter the dungeon. He was trapped in the physical limitations of the new generation.
“To be frank, he’s a talent of your class. In any case, you guys are geniuses…”
Evan, who didn’t have a good aptitude, had been beaten up by Mikhail all the time to learn fundamental fighting skills that were not there initially. Shine once again looked highly skeptical.
“The man who has mastered the Heaven’s is still saying that.”
“That’s because the Master underestimates his talent,” Mirole said in a familiar tone and smiled quietly. Shine’s expression got strange.
‘Why would she say that? This strange feeling of knowing Evan since childhood……!’
“Well, for the time being, Louise will be in charge of Must Save and Renail.…”
However, with the subtle nuance of Mirole’s words unnoticed, and Evan took his eyes off the crystal ball and stood up.
“Shall we start preparing for the dungeon now?”
Evan and his party had delayed their exploration of the dungeon after entering and leaving the 30th floor. This was because there were so many other things to care about. However, the Dungeon Festival was completed without any problems. Renail and the main character had also been secured, which eased his apprehension.
“Anyway, it’s time to get into the dungeon. If we leave it as is, the monsters will fight among themselves and become stronger, so we have to step on them before that happens.”
“We cleared it all the way up to the 70th floor. It was incredible.”
Shine muttered with a slightly distant look. It reminded him of three years ago when he broke through the dungeon like crazy along with Evan, who threw himself over the 50th floor just because he felt vaguely anxious. His body shuddered.
“Considering that you didn’t sleep well and rushed… Oh, well, if I knew the dungeon would be strengthened, I should have gone deeper.”
“That’s why you’ve been training for three years. Don’t beat around the bush. Just get the kids together.”
Shine, who hunted one of the Four Heavenly Kings with Mikhail at least three years ago, was not afraid.
“Okay. Will the Junior team join you?”
“Of course. They’ll need to clear at least 50 floors to come back.”
Evan instructed Shine to gather the members and then faced Mirole, who remained alone in the room and was staring at him.
“What do you expect me to say?”
“Do you mean… you want me to go into the dungeon by myself?”
Evan smiled awkwardly and nodded. Mirole looked very dissatisfied.
“I wanted to go in with you.”
“I’m sorry, but now that I’ve sent Louise to another party, it’s in many ways that she’s re-attacking the dungeon from the first floor to support, and you already have too much power, so it’s not efficient.”
“That’s harsh. It’s a punishment for my mistake earlier, but it’s still too much.”
In fact, the dungeon didn’t matter much to Mirole. Perhaps what mattered to her was…
“I wanted to go in with you.”
Evan knew well that she was very obsessed with him. Evan thought he had already received confirmation that he could sense the overflowing favor, but not love.
So perhaps she knew something about Evan’s curse and what was going on… she may be trying to help with dealing with the Demon King. Evan was grateful for her interest and kindness. But that didn’t mean he could focus on her. Evan had so many people to take care of beside her.
“But with Mirole’s skills, it won’t take long to break through the first to 30th floor. …and I actually prepared something for that.”
“What is it?”
Evan took a small notebook out of his arms and handed it to Mirole. After taking it from him, Mirole turned it over and gave a small exclamation.
“A Strategy book!”
“I don’t need to explain more if you know the term.”
It was questionable as to how she knew the term ‘Strategy book’.
Yes, what Evan gave her was a collection of elements needed for the shortest breakthrough from the first to the 30th floors of the Sherden Dungeon. If she had the talent to locate herself in the dungeon, she would break through the right amount of monsters and the right number of traps to achieve enough levels up, and then run straight through the floor and quickly move on to the next floor without wasting time.
“I can’t believe you wrote a book of your own for me.”
“No, I just made it because I don’t think it’s going to be easy for the members to go through the dungeon from the first floor every time a new employee enters Astray. Anyway, if it’s you, I’m sure you can make good use of it.”
If you were to follow what was written in the book, it would still be hard without a keen sense and fast feet like Mirole’s.
“So anyway, can you do this?”
“Yes, as much as you want. When did you say you were going into the dungeon?”
“I’m thinking of going the day after tomorrow.”
In order to enter the dungeon, there were many things that needed to be prepared, and there were tasks to be handled as a co-representative of the Brotherhood Corporation, so at least two days of preparation time were needed.
“The day after tomorrow… I see.”
Mirole held the book in her arms before nodding.
“I’ll be back after hitting the 30th floor before you leave.”
“…In two days?”
No matter how strong she was, it would be physically impossible to reach the 30th floor in two days. Especially, now, after the dungeon had become much wider and deeper.
Evan warned Mirole, “If you don’t hunt enough monsters and make large enough achievements, you won’t be able to level up even if you locate the stairs to the next floor,” but she nodded, saying, “I understand.”
“I’ll be right back. See you in two days.”
At this, she disappeared from Evan’s sight. He couldn’t figure out where and how she went.
Evan felt embarrassed for a while, but he didn’t want to think about it, and so he soon ceased to think further.
[TL NOTE: Toika has been obsessed with dungeon monsters predating on each other to become stronger for years now.]