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Day 387

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Day 387

The inside of the [Temple of the Sand Castle] was a total maze.

The sand which constitutes the beautiful interior of the castle inside this foreign country is not so much beautiful so far as it is flowing, sometimes a wall is built, occasionally the wall is raised, a passage is extended, or a room appears.

The interior that is constantly changes confuses the entrants. It is likely to be even more difficult to leave if you have a bad memory.


The emerging dungeon monsters also change depending on the interior, they attack not only from the front but many of the races are good at surprise attacks or secret hide-aways.

To give some examples -


[Sand Assassins of the Hidden Sands] sometimes mimic the sand walls, and their attacks are set off without sounds from the intruder's blind spot.

They usually wait for an intruder in the center of a room which just appears to be a normal floor, and traps its prey by using a sand pitfall which is difficult to escape, it is the "Legendary Sand Antlion Jigoku".

"Sand Iron Slime" falls from the ceiling with no signs and has sharp spikes made with fine iron sand flowing violently in its body while wrapping up the prey.

Each one is small and weak but attack its prey with countless flocks, breeding by seeding egg into the host body "Meat Beetle Scarab". (E/D: Should we add "sand" to the front?)

"Sand Golem" that forms its body with moving sand and continues to regenerate until the core somewhere in the body is destroyed.

A viper about two meters long that keeps two eyes open at any time with a demon that makes a person sleep with a both eyes kept open, "Drowsy Toxic Twin Asp Snake".


- and so on.

It is certainly a strong tribe, and although many monsters came at the same time, we just focused on the current opponent.

With such a reaction, we worked together to capture the dungeon, to a certain extent.


When the 【Temple of Sand Castle】 was led by 【God Bless Man】 the 【Arm of the Guardian】 continuously captured the dungeon over many years.

Therefore, the best way to capture it has already been figured out.


First, there are five areas to the [Temple of the Sand Castle].

The central area where the dungeon boss is sits in in the center of the four directions, east, west, north, and south.

There is a clear entrance and exit to the central area, and if you just go in for a hundred of meters, you will find a door big enough for a giant to pass through.

There are four indents in a door that has a fanciful decoration but also gives off a presence that screams the dungeon boss is just ahead.

By placing some kind of key there, the door will open and the way to the dungeon boss will appear.

The key is an item that drops by subjugating the dungeon monster area boss - something like a hierarchical boss, or a field boss - placed in a special large room in each of the north, south, east, and west areas respectively.


Actually the [God Owner] and his men were able to clear each room, while paying with a great deal of sacrifice, so it would be almost certain that the doors will open if you only arrange the four keys.


That's why we need to get those keys, but because it's not fun to gathers them altogether, we decided to do simultaneous attacks in four groups according to the east, west, north, and south directions.

It's a simple plan to obtain the keys, but everyone was serious about it, as I placed people to cover their strong and weak points, with the promise that they would have one wish granted by me.


In the first group, is me and the children.

The second team is Kanami and Supesei.

The third team is Minokichi and Redhead.

The fourth team Burosato and Seiji.


It's a little different from our usual lineup.

It would not be fun to keep people with the same partner every time, with teams of people who are on good terms.

It is not bad to combine with a different partner, so it's also a learning occasion.

It was a bet that began for that reason, I wonder if it will come up somewhat good.


By the way, the structure of the [Temple of the Sand Castle] is very complex, occasional fatal traps are laid out on the floor, otherwise it is an ordinary [God's Age Dungeon] with no other large change.

Personally, it would have been troublesome if the lay out was too simple, if we had to figure out some riddle, if there was a special condition we had to fulfill, or if the structure was just as difficult to make a plan for.


[Successfully subverted Area Boss [Soldier Farez Sharq・Sand Castle]

[Treasure box as the first subjugation bonus [Sandbox Sword Coffin] was awarded]


The key we obtained had the appearance with the upper body of a human, the lower body of a scorpion, and was holding a sword, looking like the area boss.



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 “三百八十七日目”

 【砂城の楼閣】の内部は、まさに迷路だった。

 これまでに無かった異国の城内風な内装が美しい【砂城の楼閣】を構成している砂が流動し、時には壁が生まれ、時には通路が伸び、時には部屋が出現する。

 刻一刻と変化している内部は入った者を惑わせる。下手すれば外に出る事すら困難になりそうだ。


 出現するダンジョンモンスターも変化する内部に合わせてか、正面から攻撃してくるだけでなく、奇襲や隠密に長けた種族も多いようだ。

 幾つか例を挙げると――


 時には砂壁などに擬態して、死角から音も無く攻撃を仕掛けてくる“砂隠れの暗殺者(サンドアサシン)

 普段は普通の床にしか見えない部屋の中心で侵入者を待ち受け、脱出困難な流砂の落とし穴で獲物を捕食する“流砂蟻地獄(リュウサアリジゴク)

 気配も無く天井から落下して、獲物を包み込みながら体内で激しく流動する細かい鉄砂で削り殺す“サンドアイアンスライム”

 一匹一匹は小さく弱いが数え切れない群れで獲物を襲い、体内に潜り込んで繁殖する肉食の“宝石甲虫(スカラベ)

 流動する砂で身体を形成し、身体の何処かにあるコアを壊さない限り再生し続ける“サンドゴーレム”

 一メートル程の大きさながら、眼と眼があった者を【睡眠】させる魔眼を持ち、常に二匹で行動する毒蛇“眠眼毒双蛇(アスプ)


 ――などである。

 確かに強い種族であり、一度に相手する数も多いが、今更な相手ではある。

 そこそこの手応えと共に、俺達はある程度までは一緒に攻略していった。


 【砂城の楼閣】は【神憑者】率いる【守神の腕セクト】が長年攻略を続けている。

 その為、攻略する方法は既に判明していた。


 まず、【砂城の楼閣】は五つのエリアが存在する。

 東西南北の四つに、恐らくはダンジョンボスが座すだろう中央のエリアだ。

 中央のエリアには出入り口が存在し、数百メートルほど進むと巨人でも入れるほど大きな扉を見つける事が出来る。

 立派な装飾が施され、ダンジョンボスがこの先に居ますよ、と言わんばかりの存在感を放つ扉には、四つの窪みが存在する。

 ここに鍵となる何かを嵌める事で扉は開き、ダンジョンボスへの道が出て来るのだろう。

 そして鍵となる何かは、東西南北にそれぞれ存在する特別な大部屋に配置されたエリアボス――階層ボス、フィールドボスの同類――のダンジョンモンスターを討伐する事でドロップするアイテムだ。


 実際に【神憑者】とその部下達が多大な犠牲を払いつつも討ち果たし、一つ埋める事が出来たので、四つ揃える事が出来れば扉は開く事はほぼ間違いない。


 だから俺達は四つの鍵を入手する必要がある訳だが、纏まったまま進んでも面白くないので、東西南北に合わせて四組に分かれてタイムアタックを行う事にした。

 鍵を持って戻って来るだけの単純な内容だが、最下位は首位に従い、叶えられる望みは叶えるという賭けもしているので、皆真剣そのものである。


 組み分けだが、一班は俺と子供達。

 二班はカナ美ちゃんとスペ星さん。

 三班はミノ吉くんと赤髪ショート。

 四班はブラ里さんとアス江ちゃん。

 となっている。


 普段とは少し違う組み合わせだ。

 皆基本的には仲がいいモノの、ずっと同じパートナーというのも面白くないだろう。

 偶には気分転換も兼ねて、違った相手と組むのも悪くない。

 そういう理由から始まった賭けだが、中々良かったのではないだろうか。


 ちなみに【砂城の楼閣】の構造は複雑で、時折致命的な罠が仕掛けられてはいるモノの、それ以外は特に変わった所の無い普通の【神代ダンジョン】だった。

 ただ単純に広いとか、謎を解明しなければならないとか、特殊な条件だったり単純な構造で攻略を難しくしている方が、個人的には厄介だっただろう。



 [エリアボス[砂城の近衛教兵(シャカル・ファレス)シャルク]の討伐に成功しました]

 [初回討伐ボーナスとして宝箱【砂幻の剣棺】が贈られました]



 上半身はヒトで下半身は蠍というエリアボスを倒して手に入れた鍵は、まるで剣のような形をしていた。





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