The 6th layer of the Merrilluri Ancient Labyrinth.
A room protected by aquatic plants in the labyrinth.
Abigail has just completed the construction of the return magic circle “Savepoint”.
◆ Quest outline: Setup Return magic circle 《Savepoint》 in the dungeon
◆ Quest location: Merrill Ancient Labyrinth << Dungeon >> 5th-10th layers
◆ Client: Merrill City Adventurer’s Association
◆ Required organization: 2 people
◆ Reward: 1 million saccurs for each magic circle installation.
Because they have already set up two places, the reward of 2 million saccurs is certain.
Considering that the average quest reward for a guild is 200,000-300,000 saculus, this alone is a sufficient reward.
Moreover, if they use the [Welcome back key] named by Emilia, they can take a rest in their bedroom and then return to the dungeon capture.
“I can afford it!”
“Yes, it’s fun. Abigail-san!”
“… Is it fun?”
“The outside world is still fun.”
“Well, if Emilia thinks so, I’m glad.”
By the way.
A rare species of red dragon that breeds in the third layer, a harpy that lives in the cave of the fourth layer, a singing mermaid that invites and kills adventurers in the lake of the fifth layer — all of them are detoxified by Emilia’s cool magical power. When wrapping a ribbon with Abigail’s special translation technique around their neck to talk, they were surprisingly friendly.
According to Abigail’s reasoning, they are not “attacking humans” but “protecting the ancient labyrinth “dungeon””.
This may be a big clue to the mysterious secret of the ancient labyrinth “Dungeon” — that makes Abigail insanely excited. It is a researcher’s temperament from the ground up.
“But it’s really difficult to infiltrate the sixth layer.”
Literally, it’s infiltration.
To enter the 5th to 6th layers, you have to form bubbles of air by magic and go through the door at the bottom of the lake.
Forming bubbles and moving as they are — it is an advanced magic by itself.
Furthermore, if you dive normally, a singing mermaid will attack you.
It’s too impossible.
That’s why only Abigail, who developed a convenient magic tool called a diving helmet, and Emilia, who handles the singing mermaid, have succeeded in infiltrating the 6th layer and beyond.
“Okay, let’s keep going from here onwards.”
From the 6th layer to the 9th layer, they need to pass once and have not searched properly.
This time is to set up the return magic circle 《Savepoint》 and for the convenience of setting it up, it is necessary to find a safe area that exists in each level of the dungeon.
There they build a return magic circle 《Savepoint》 and then move on to the next level.
――The 7th layer is made in a temple style with crystals and jewels decorating here and there.
The scenery of the Merrilluri Ancient Labyrinth is different for each level.
“Well, we have plenty of time, and we don’t have to worry about food or bedroom. If we just want to escape, we can do it in an instant with the magic circle.”
“I hope there is something interesting, Abigail-san!”
“Yeah, that’s right.”
Just entered the 7th layer. There are no monsters or traps that are so good.
“Why don’t you have a meal now? Abigail-san!”
“Oh, I was thinking so too.”
In Abigail’s bag, there are long-lasting processed meats.
And there are fresh shellfish that were shared by the singing mermaids.
“Shellfish are delicious just by baking… Let’s eat a little different way.”
“A different way to eat?”
“It’s a sandwich”
Boil the shellfish, cook it, split it into small pieces, and fill it with herbs and mayonnaise.
It is delicious to eat this with soft bread.
Of course, it is a “great feast” for Emilia, who grew up in a monastery that does not have a habit of eating seafood.