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"DAY 415"

On a rocky mountain made up of red and black rocks we found in a gravely area where a similar terrain spread out indefinitely.


Even when I saw it from the sky, I was barely interested in it, until I noticed that, on the peak of that area there was a big rock shaped like a giant skull.


Apparently there are traces of footprints of many people going in and out of the opened mouth.

Clearly it is an unusual skull rocks to be in such a remote place.

It almost smells of treasure, but I still can not motivate myself somehow.


When I was inclining my little head with a vague sense of something else, I felt the signs of people coming up from inside.

I did not feel anything particularly hostile, so I waited a while.


There are five men and women who came out.

Altogether they are, a warrior-like boy, a girl who seems to be a magician, a knight-like man, a woman in the twenties, and a middle-aged man who seems to be carrying the luggage.

Since I was intently watching them while they were recovering their strength, they said I could freely ask them questions, with their responses coming immediately.


Apparently this skull rock seems to be a labyrinth.

It seems that it is not a [God's Age Dungeon] but an [Artificial Dungeon]. Its name is [Shinko no Sono Bone Studio].


Dating back to hundreds of years ago, it was built by that Arnegma · Armacsia, who was a famous landscaper, [alchemist] and [artist].

The inside seems to have been expanded and remodeled from a natural cave, and there are many golems roaming around. Other monsters, those typically found in caves, also seem to live in the dungeon along with the various traps.

However, there is also a unique golem that has the copied personality of Arnegma in the deepest part of the dungeon still in operation, and it is said that it continues the life work of the artist.

Since it is treated as a boss, you will have to go to the deepest part to clear the dungeon, but it seems that if you can reach that area, you will be given pieces of his work made in exchange for the material to make them.

There are few people who visit, since this place is so far away from the city, but it seems to be popular since Arnegma's works are still available.


I was interested in seeing his work for a bit, but this time I only brought back a stone statue depicting lively men and women that seem to almost be moving, and a picture depicting a monster swimming in rough sandy sea.

There is a unique signature he has, and it is a skill that has won over many devotees.


In addition to that, I stayed to listen to various things he had to talk about, and as thanks I parted by handing over a few ingredients that he can not get here as a thanks.

Although I care about how he created his works of art, I did not bother to capture the [Artificial dungeon] because there was also one created by Velvet.

Since there is supposed to be a feeling of accomplishment when capturing a [God's Age Dungeon] in the first place, but there is no reason to feel such a thing in this dungeon, since it seems that people also enter this place as well, it may be easy to mistakenly have such a feeling here, this time though I decided to pass on.


There were various reasons, but the road is also still long.

I will be able to arrive at our destination tomorrow.





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“四百十五日目”

 赤黒い岩石で構築された岩山が、延々と似たような地形が広がる礫地帯の中にポツリとあった。


 空から見ても異質なそれに興味を引かれて降りてみると、その頂上には巨人の頭蓋骨のような形の大きな岩があった。


 どうやら開いた口からは内部に潜れるようで、多くの人が出入りしたらしき足跡が残されている。

 こんな辺鄙な場所にある、明らかに普通ではない頭蓋骨岩。

 何かしらお宝の匂いがするが、何だかやる気になれない。


 漠然とした感覚に小首を傾げていると、中から上がって来る気配を感じた。

 特に敵意らしいモノも感じなかったので、待つ事しばし。


 出てきたのは五人の男女だった。

 十代前半だろう戦士風の少年と魔術師らしき少女、二十代くらいの騎士風の男と女、そして荷物持ちらしき中年男性だ。

 待ち構えていた俺達にギョッとして警戒を露にしていたが、とりあえず気軽にここが何なのか聞いてみると、すぐに教えてくれた。


 この頭蓋骨岩は、どうやら迷宮らしい。

 それも【神代ダンジョン】ではなく、【人造ダンジョン】だそうだ。名称は【刻命の洞骨工房】と言う。


 建造されたのは現在から百数十年前にまで遡り、稀代の【彫刻家】であり【錬金術師】や【芸術家】だったアルネグマ・アルコマシーアが造ったらしい。

 内部は天然の洞窟を拡張したり改造したりして広げたそうで、出てくるのはゴーレム系が多数。その他は洞窟系に多く見られるモンスターが生息しているらしく、罠も多い。

 しかし最奥に居るというアルネグマの人格をコピーしたユニークゴーレムは今も稼働中で、生前と同じく作品を作り続けているそうだ。

 ボス扱いなので最深部まで行かなくてはならないが、そこまで潜る事が出来たら作品の材料と引き換えに造られた作品を人数分、確実にくれるらしい。

 街から離れているのでやって来る者は少ないが、それでもアルネグマの作品がまだ手に入るここは人気だそうだ。


 気になったので作品を少し見せてもらったが、今回持ち帰ったのは今にも動き出しそうな生き生きとした男女の石像と、荒々しい砂海を泳ぐモンスターを描いた絵だった。

 独特の癖があり、愛好家が居るのも納得できる腕前である。


 その他にもいろいろ聞いて、その礼としてここでは手に入らないちょっとした食材を渡して別れた。 

 作品を見てどうやって造っているのか気にはなるが、【人造ダンジョン】はベルベットの一件もあって入る気にはならなかった。


 【神代ダンジョン】はそもそも攻略される事を前提にしているのでそんな気持ちになる訳もなく、ここも誰かが入る事を前提にしているようなのでこんな気持ちになるのは間違いかもしれないが、今回は先に進む事にした。


 色々あったが、寄り道もここまでだ。

 明日には到着できるだろう。



Day 414 == Day 415 == Day 416