I can’t really say anything about floor 26 to 30.
The basic structure is that of a huge basin. Because it has a diameter of several kilometers, the slope is gentle. The closer you get to the center, the deeper it gets.
In addition, there’s a huge whirlpool in the basin. The whirlpool influences the entire basin.
Even in the shallowest part of the circumference, my waist is submerged in spring water and if I relax, I’ll be sucked into the rapids.
The stairs to the lower floor is in the middle. In other words, it’s in the center of the whirlpool. If you surrender yourself to the whirlpool, it’ll drag you to the next floor, though sometimes you have no choice but to swim against the current.
By the way, it was impossible to fly.
The moment I started to fly, a huge amount of spring water sprung up from the whirlpool and formed a water barrier blocking the entire sky. And when I wanted to charge through, the water became extremely hard, denying anything from passing through physically.
Even if I drew out my best attack, I was able to only penetrate a few hundred meters. If you’d compare this with the distance to the stairs, I would need around 10 minutes to arrive there. But because the hole was closed up immediately after, I have no other choice but to swim in order to go forward.
For the moment, traps are nonexistent in the whirlpool. – it can be said that the whirlpool compassing these floors is a fatal trap in itself - while it’s aided by monsters that generally appear.
In this situation, it becomes very difficult to evade because of the vortex, and caution is necessary as there’s a possibility to be killed lopsidedly.
It was troublesome because I was being pulled from one place to the other. And when it became difficult to advance naturally, I began to swim forcefully in order to go forward.
Because there was a considerably low amount of treasure chests and dungeon items, there are not a lot of delicious things here. The only things were the monsters that appeared up until now.
It can be said that this is a kind of floor where you can advance very quickly if you want to.
And so, I arrive at the 30th floor faster than I expected. Despite it being surprisingly small because it was far away, I was able to see the boss of the 30th floor that waited at the center of this huge whirlpool: “Grief Charybdis”.
Like with Dominaria・ Gillman Lord Rider, the entire floor seemed to be a battlefield for the floor boss.
And because the whirlpool was influencing this floor, this greatly increased the complexity, more so than before. It became more and more violent as I got closer to Grief Charybdis. Looks like it’ll be considerably troublesome to defeat it.
I intended to snipe it from a distance, but the moment I thought about it, countless of water barriers appeared and surrounded Grief Charybdis. Looks like I won’t be able to subdue it by sniping it from a distance.
Thinking about the huge defense formation that was just set up, I’ll have to accept that I have no other choice.
It seems to be difficult to approach the Grief Charybdis. It has a feminine body build, long hair in a blue-green color that expands to its waist, and a porcelain white skin. I’m not sure where she’s beautiful as she covers her face with a white mask. Only judging by her figure, she’s a high class beautiful woman.
While trying to imagine what her real face is, I immediately jumped in the whirlpool, though I advance slowly due to its excessive intensity.
In order to get close to Grief Charybdis, I needed several hours.
【Floor boss [Grief Charybdis] successfully eliminated】
【Achiever Yatendouji is permitted to proceed to the next floor, floor boss [Grief Charybdis] can hereafter be passed without battle】
【Achiever Yatendouji has been Awarded the 【Maiden of Grief】 as a first time subjugation bonus】
【Achiever Yatendouji has been Assigned the Rare Skill 【Vast Vortex of Grief】 as a bonus for a solo kill】
The Grief Charybdis was disappointingly weak, as I was able to easily subdue her once I reached her. With no way to defend herself, she was vulnerable to being hit. Because she was so weak, I was able to finish it in one hit piercing her abdomen. Though I was reluctant as there was a beautiful Western face under the mask. Alas, I digress.
However, because she’s so weak that she’d be killed immediately when approached, getting to the heart of the whirlpool that is generated around Grief Charybdis was very dangerous.
While Shell Turtle ・ Vortex attacked with whirlpools as well, the scale of this was remarkably different.
The whirlpool around Grief Charybdis encompassed the entire floor.
The whirlpool around Shell Turtle ・ Vortex only influenced the enclosed boss room.
The volume of water is different, the distance to approach is different, and above all the performance of the monster is different.
If it wasn’t for 【Anaerobic】, this would have been a lot harder. I might have drowned.
After I caught my breath, I collected the chest and the corpse, and went ahead.
The 31st floor had a structure with a higher degree of difficulty.