Yesterday, I hid myself in a small cave in the ceiling of the underground lake.
For breakfast: the [ King Crab ・ Crysora ] that I didn’t eat yesterday. Seeing as it was crab, I wanted to boil it in a pot, though I enjoyed the raw meat nonetheless.
The leg I pulled out had tender meat inside.
It’s odd that a fragment of the meat of the leg didn’t become tense, as it supported a big frame of a few dozen tons and still made it possible to do high-speed movements. The meat had a firm elasticity, as I bit off enough to fill my entire mouth.
As I ate the crab bite by bite, each bite was accompanied with a burst of rich sweet flavor. The surge in flavor on my tongue hit my brain like a jolt of lightning, almost overloading me with dopamine and pleasure substances.
To be honest, it was more delicious than the Wyvern meat. The meat had a peculiar flavor, which made it very delicious. It’s a very rich taste, which you wouldn’t expect for a crab. Somehow it’s refreshing.
【Ability learned: 【Bubble Breath ・ Acid】】
【Ability learned: 【Crystal ・ Quartz】】
【Ability learned: 【Pressurized Lightning Cannon】】
Being overjoyed because I obtained many offensive abilities, I continued to swim in the underground lake today.
The underground lake has fewer traps than the others, and there weren’t a lot of dungeon monsters either. But because there are rocks sticking out randomly, making some locations very narrow, I needed to be precise in my movements.
Looking around, I spotted small caves here and there, all of them on their own, without any direct connection between them. It is necessary to swim in order to go forward, and because it’s so dim I am often close to being cut by the rocks.
However, once I got used to it, there were hardly any crashes and I was able to gather items along the way, while I went forward as fast as possible.
I was able to arrive at the deepest part of the 20th floor just before noon.
A large circular space was hollowed out here, very different from bare rock surface that remained, with a diameter slightly exceeding 100 meters.
Large bubbles bubbled up from countless of empty holes in the ground of about 10 centimeters. There appeared to be a small enclave near the ceiling that was filled with air, though it was very small. Overall, the battlefield was set in water.
The sources of light on the ceiling and the floor only consist of small amount of glowing shellfish and glowing moss growing naturally on the walls, making this a beautiful place filled in blue transparent light.
The name of the floor boss that you need to fight here is “Vortex Armored Turtle”.
It descended the hollow-out circular space in the center, defended by a massive, extremely solid, moving shell. This huge blue turtle is around 8 meters.
The shell has a hardness that equals dragon scales, with a dozen of pointed protrusions existing on top of it. The protrusions are hollow on the inside, it looks somewhat like the image of a syringe.
While the Vortex Shell Turtle is not moving it manipulates the flow of water in the space with its protrusions. They suck in a large quantity of water, compress it and spew it out again. This creates a huge vortex that can catch an invader trying to attack and can suffocate him.
Even if the opponent doesn’t die, he would have to pass through the solid shell protecting it and try to scrape it off with his attacks. *chima chima* This combined with the terrain makes it a formidable adversary.
Honestly, an effective capture method doesn’t exist.
The thick shell has the ability to complete negate any damage below a fixed amount through either intense heat, lightning, ice and/or physics.
If you assume it’s possible to win, you have to forcibly smash up the facade for which it’s essential that you use overwhelming violence.
【Floor boss [Vortex Armored Turtle] successfully eliminated.】
【Achiever Yatendouji is permitted to proceed to the next floor, floor boss [Vortex Armored Turtle] can hereafter be passed without battle 】
【Achiever Yatendouji has been Awarded the 【Shell of the Vortex Mary River Turtle】 as a first time subjugation bonus 】
【Achiever Yatendouji has been Assigned the Rare Skill 【Sinker】 as a bonus for a solo kill】
Though the defense of the Vortex Shell Turtle was solid, once you force your way through the vortex, it’s relatively easy to cling on for a moment and finish dealing with it.
It was simple work for me to destroy the shell as I beat it endlessly with my silver arm. I did need some time because it was a big bird to bring down.
After I killed it, I collected the corpse and the chest that was in the form of a turtle and continued to the 21st floor.
The 21st floor was an overturned river with pillars of milky white stone pillars next to it. There were 3 ships made of magic metal.