Day 252

Day 252

As a result of diligently working from yesterday up until tonight, the restructuring of the dungeon has finally been completed.

With the ability [Dungeon Creation], I was able to restructure the dungeon through the translucent screen which displayed detailed information and images regarding the dungeon. After choosing from the screen, the dungeon's reality reflects the changes made.

At first, I was surprised but because the operation of the dungeon was quite similar to those of my past life, I was somehow able to get used to it without making much of a mess.

There was quite a difference compared to the previous dungeon as a result of the changes made.

Of course, there were still quite a few resemblance between the two, but let's focus on the main changes.

To begin, the name was changed from Flames of Fire Dragon Mountain to [Divine Volcano of Wailing Ghosts] or Funeral Volcano.

I was complacent even without having changed the name, but with this it would be easier to identify who conquered the dungeon - because from now on, the dungeons I conquer is going to increase.

Then, a number of traps and mechanisms have been incorporated as a part of my hobby. With them, prey wandering into the dungeon will have a higher chance of being captured.

The traps are mainly to block them since new adventurers often avoid these dungeons because most of them start inland.

It is also now slightly easier to take treasure chests compared to before. After assessing the changes, the treasure chests now offer more items to adventurers.

After that, there are the new dungeon monsters that appear using magical items like Black Gremlins who has an ability of using a nasty substance, and then there's the new hidden monster completely made up of lava, the Lava Devils.

Their strength is not something to be concerned about, but their abilities are quite fierce.

The most noteworthy change to the dungeons are the dungeon bosses that appear.

Under the influence of my [Divine Protection], both the old and new field bosses as well as the dungeon boss have their bodies painted in black while their abilities significantly rose.

Now, the previously strong opponents we once faced will now prove to be a powerful existence to explorers and adventurers.

It is an existence that's very dependable for the ruler of the dungeon while a nightmare for explorers and adventurers alike.

Incidentally, among the usual monsters, there were strong individuals; and because the complexity of the Funeral Volcano has changed from when it was Flames of Fire Dragon Mountain, the overall difficulty of the dungeon has risen.

Due to the countless number of veterans being defeated by the dungeon, it wouldn't be surprising if a skilled adventurer decides to challenge the dungeon.

About the other changes, I wonder...

Besides the significant changes, other changes will be omitted because it's troublesome.

Unrelated to the modifications done to the dungeon, some time as I was applying changes to the dungeon, I realized one thing.

It seems that I gain experience when an adventurer dies within the dungeon - though of course not every one of them, this makes me somewhat happy as experience gained from the dungeon accumulates.

I lowered the difficulty of the dungeon on the earlier levels, although it is nothing since the level of people who intend to challenge the dungeon will increase. It seems that the higher the level they reach in the dungeon, the more experience I gain if they die.

It's quite fortunate for me since my current race, Vajrayaksa Overlord, requires an exorbitant amount of experience to gain even a single level. This system honestly saves me a lot of hassle.

"Pathetic prey, though I suppose it will be a good challenge for me."

As I was smiling wickedly, Kanami who was also smiling, hugged me from behind.


Now that there wasn't any more reason to stay here, Kanami-chan and I headed towards the Labyrinth City Radha Lo Dara.

Before heading out, we decided to enjoy the night sky together.

Although both of our races gives us the ability to fly freely in the sky, we had no intention of using it this time. This also served as an opportunity to test my magic.

First of all I gained a new familiar who belonged to a race of dragons called the [Ancient Flame Dragons]. I named him Tatsushirou.

Tatsushirou's body length was about eighty meters. He was also a Wisdom Dragon so he was pretty big. He boasted a huge body frame that was even able to compete against dragons of the [Emperor] class.

Supporting the dragon's huge body were tough limbs that ended with red claws capable of cutting lumps of steel as if they were made up of air. Its body was covered in an ominous combination of black and red dragon scales and its dragon armor cannot be scratched, let alone damaged by a half hearted attack.

Four-spear like objects protruded from its head which appears to be its horns and on its back, a long mane of flaming orange as well as two pairs of four huge dragon wings resided.

The dragon's amethyst colored eyes reflects its high intellect. From its mouth, razor-sharp teeth were dotted as its dragon flame continue to blaze.

The presence that emanated from his body was comparable to that of the field boss, Dragon Emperor within the Flames of Fire Dragon Mountain, perhaps even stronger.

So why did a dragon like Tatsushirou appear from my magic?

Because during the remodeling of the Flames of Fire Dragon Mountain I happened to stumble upon an ancient sleeping fossil that was later named Tatsushirou. Fortunately there was enough of the fossil and I was able to revive it.

The ability for resurrection was not something I had before - only after my evolution to the race of Apostle Lord did I then get the ability [Fossil Restoration].

[Fossil Restoration] cannot be activated unless a certain amount of ancient fossil is available, which is why it was unused until now. Since it would most likely say that there are no fossils to restore, but it was finally able to demonstrate its true value this time.

The result was the ancient dragon - Tatsushirou.

Though through my observation of the revived dragon, it seems like Tatsushirou's innate temperament is quite implacable. Once he recognizes you as an enemy, he will relentlessly chase you until you are reduced to ashes.

The ancient race of dragons is much more tenacious than the current one, surely enough. The side being chased by Tatsushirou can only be considered to be in a nightmare.

But after his resurrection, he submitted fairly well as I tamed him. Now he emanates an aura which I find quite cute.

Thus, after healing the resurrected Tatsushirou, we rode on his back - all while Kanami still hugged me from behind - and we left Funeral Volcano under the cover of the darkness at night.

We were able to reach an altitude of several thousand meters quickly. While piercing the sea of clouds, Kanami-chan and I enjoyed a moment of flight.

The flight didn't last long, but these few moments weren't so bad with a long-awaited date above a sea of cloud illuminated by the moon.

Looking down on the sea of clouds, various ideas surfaced in my mind.

Interesting things occurred while I had lost my consciousness. The information that flowed through my clones were concealed by its respective countries. My information gathering was steadily progressing as I make a variety of speculations.

Since the scale of things have grown quite a bit, it looks like it will be necessary to take action behind the scenes in order to overcome them as soon as possible.

However, the steady activity up until now shows there is no need for drastic action, so it is not urgent after all.

If possible, I would like to make it as favorable to us as a party as possible since undertaking a variety of actions is necessary.

Oh, I cannot wait. While thinking about the future, I received a boost in motivation, thanks to Kanami behind me.

Perhaps now is not the time to be thinking about it too much. While reflecting, I continued to enjoy our date.

By evening, the ending of the date drew near. As we were almost at the Labyrinth City Radha Lo Dara, that was visible through gaps within the sea of clouds, we jumped from Tatsushirou's back at the height of several thousand meters so as not to arouse any unnecessary chaos and panic.

In the middle of the night sky, Kanami and I were enjoying our time sky diving.

It may have been an "illegal entry", but I don't think such a thing matters at this hour.

Well, at least it doesn't bother me.

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