F-rank Dungeon-kun, I’m Sorry!
“Hmm~! It’s a nice morning!”
I stretch out on the front porch of my house, listening to the chirping of birds.
It’s another beautiful day.
I look up at the sky and see a cloudless blue sky.
It’s a perfect day for a dungeon.
Well, it doesn’t matter what the weather is like in the dungeon.
“Well, let’s go to the marshy dungeon again today!”
So I came to the boss room of the marsh dungeon early in the morning to increase the number of times I had to defeat the boss.
I had improved my level quite a bit yesterday, and I had acquired the [MP Increase] skill, so all I had to do is keep on defeating mega slimes.
I moved to the Swamp Dungeon and headed straight for the boss room.
On the way there, slimes jump out of the swamps and puddles and attack me, but now that my level has increased and my status has improved, I can easily avoid them.
There was also a slime standing there with a fresh glow, but I passed by it and went through.
And then, like yesterday, there was no slime on the stairs again, and I easily reached the boss’s room.
“Okay! Let’s go for the boss fight! Let’s see how many times I can beat it today!”
I enter the boss’s room and move to pass the opened door, in high spirits.
And just like yesterday, I continued to defeat the mega slimes.
A problem was happening.
“I can’t seem to raise my level anymore.”
It was getting harder and harder to raise my level even after defeating the mega slime.
Well, I guess my level has gone up too much and the required experience has gone up.
At first, I could raise my level by three levels just by killing one high orc, but now I have to kill about 20 mega slimes to raise my level by one.
“This is too inefficient for the stones too.”
I’ve taken the [MP Up] skill, and I only use one [Magic Arrow] per mega slime, so I have plenty of MP to spare.
However, I am defeating the boss mega slimes because I want to level up, but isn’t one level too low for 20 mega slimes
And it means it’s going to be even harder to level up from now on, right
“It’s time to go back to the E-rank dungeon again, right”
If this happens, I’d better move to a place with higher-level monsters to raise my level.
And I know it’s hard to level up, but because of how I defeated the mega slime, it was impossible to collect the magic stone until halfway through the game, so I didn’t make much money.
Fortunately, unlike guns, I can use [Magic Arrows], which are long-range weapons, so I don’t have to worry about paying for bullets, so my earnings haven’t gone into the red.
It’s hard to live in the world, but that’s what it means, so it’s time to go back to the E-rank dungeon.
No, but… yeah.
“I guess I’ll go to the D-rank dungeon.”
Even if I go there from now on, it will be a D-rank dungeon, not an E-rank dungeon.
It’s a dungeon two ranks up from the F-rank dungeon I’m in now.
Of course, there’s a good reason why I’m going to a D-rank dungeon instead of an E-rank dungeon.
I remember the first time I defeated a high orc solo, my level was leveled up by 3.
If the level I was up to at that time was 3, then no matter how much I’m leveled up, my level will go up, and eventually, I’ll have to kill a few of them like the mega slimes.
That’s going to be the same thing as this time again, so I dismissed it.
If that’s the case, it’s better to go to a dungeon where it’s easier to level up, even if there’s a slight difference in strength from the beginning.
“Well, I won’t be able to defeat as many high orcs in the beginning as I did when I was defeating them like before, but that’s not a problem.
“So, which dungeon should we go to …… once I get out of the dungeon”
I take out my phone to check it out, but then I remember that there’s no signal in the dungeon, so I put my phone back away to take it out of the [Item Box].
There’s no signal inside the dungeon and I don’t have to defeat the mega slime, so there’s no point in being here anymore.
So within an hour of entering the Swamp Dungeon, I went back the way I came and returned to the surface.
When I went out of the dungeon, the sun was shining brightly.
I blocked the glaring sunlight with my hand and moved to a place where I could relax.
Now, let’s see where to go to the dungeon.”
I sat on a bench in the shade of a park near a dungeon and took out my phone.
Hmmm, a D-ranked dungeon close to here would be…
“It’s all a lot of trouble to get to the boss room until I get to the dungeon, which is brilliant.”
When it comes to D-rank dungeons, the difficulty level has increased considerably.
And the monsters that appear are troublesome.
And their pure strength is also getting much stronger.
I’m still better than C-rank dungeons, where the strength is much higher, but now I’m soloing and using a bow, and the D-rank dungeons in this area are all too easy to conquer.
“Well, I had to go there at some point anyway, so I should consider it just as well.”
With that in mind, I opened the map app on my phone and searched for the dungeon I wanted to go to.
The requirements were monsters with low defenses that were easy to level up and easy for [Magic Arrows] to work.
I also chose a dungeon that was unpopular, that is, a dungeon with a low reputation so that I wouldn’t be seen defeating the boss.
“Oh, there it is.”
I kept scrolling through the screen of my phone for a while and found a dungeon that fit the criteria I had in mind, about an hour’s train ride from here.
Well, it’s a little far from my house if I’m going to keep going there, but that’s all I can do.
“It’s just 10:00 a.m., so if I go there now, I’ll probably get there before noon.”
Besides, this dungeon is not that far from the station, about a twenty-minute walk.
So I don’t have to waste that much time.
It’s going to be an hour to get there from now, so it’ll be around 11:00 a.m.
I should probably get food over there before I go into the dungeon.
“Okay! That’s what I decide, then let’s get going!”
After saying that, I get up from the bench and start walking toward the station.
My goal is a D-rank dungeon, so let’s go!