Old Man Ch.4

Ch 4 Training Dungeon 2/3

After that, I made it to the second layer.

The demons that appear in the second layer are not Lizardmen but Kobolds, humanoid demons with the face of a dog.

Well, …… the way to beat them is the same as it ever was.

“[Intermediate Flame Spear Flame Lance] [Advanced Ice Spear Blizzard Lance]!!”



Kobolds die.

Pierced by a spear of fire, pierced by a spear of ice.

Poor, pathetic, and scattered.

“Well, I think it’s about time we had a good enough examination of our magic skills.”



Two kobolds sprang up from the ground.

Oh, good timing.

“All right, now on to the next verification.”

He readies his fists and drops to his haunches.

Now, let’s begin melee combat.



The Kobolds come running, knives in hand.

I lightly dodged it, and…

“《Dragon Claw Strike》!”

A powerful straight right to the face.

The powerful fist, imbued with magical power, slams into the Kobold’s face at a speed of Mach 5. The sonic boom generated by it blasts another Kobold to the wall.

“Gosh. …..”

The kobold who got hit in the face exploded.

The Kobolds, blown to the wall, are also vomiting blood.

“I’ve got short arms, so my reach is short, but I don’t see a problem with the feel of it.”

The skill now is my second skill [Dragon Demon Style Fighting Technique]. And one of the techniques, 《Dragon Claw Strike》.

The skill’s effect is simple, to acquire the martial arts specialized against demons,【Dragon Demon Style Fighting Technique】. In other words, it’s a skill that allows you to use your magical power to activate powerful techniques.

“I’m glad I went through the trouble of learning it back then.”

I used to feel that I was limited in my ability to fight relying solely on my magic skills and physical abilities. There are very rare demons that can’t communicate with magic, and the only way to fight them is to use my physical abilities to push through them.

However, the battle of pushing with physical ability soon reached its limit. The reason is that you can’t inflict damage efficiently and it inevitably takes a long time.

So I learned a number of martial arts.

Karate, Judo, Capoeira, Baritsu.

However, these martial arts are only designed for fighting humans. When it comes to fighting demons, none of them is one move short.

While I was worried about this, I saw some news. The extraordinary news was that a way to learn multiple skills had been discovered.

“Until then, it was common knowledge that each person could only have one skill, he said. It’s a huge breakthrough because it’s now possible to gain multiple skills.”

However, a week after that, Zogarth attacked. And because of that, there’s no one who has gained multiple skills but me. It’s getting …… vain.

“Whatever the case may be, melee combat has become a lot easier since I acquired the [Dragon Demon Style Fighting Technique]. I can also deal powerful damage to demons and use my extraordinary physical abilities in a meaningful way.”

Even against Sugimoto, it would be useful enough.

He’s a [Physical Reinforcement] type of ability holder, so he’s a bit more robust than the average person. Therefore, if you have the [Ryuuma Style Fighting Technique], you will be able to effectively hurt Sugimoto.

“Kobo. ……”

“Oops, that’s right. I’ll make it easy for you now.”

He clenched his fist and put the magic power in his fist.

He rushes to the still-unmoving Kobold and…

“Dragon claw strike!”

I punch Kobold in the face as hard as I can.

My fist shatters Kobold’s skull and completely shatters Kobold’s face. The plasma and fresh blood of Kobolds adhere to my fist, and I can feel the sickening sensation on my fist.

“Kho …..”

Losing face, Kobold fell to the ground as it was. Fatal. No matter how anyone looks at it, that’s what they’ll judge.

“Okay, that’s enough.”

The “Dragon Claw Strike” is a skill that deals three times the normal attack. It wasn’t something that Kobold’s soft skull would be able to withstand.

”Alright, let’s aim even deeper into the abyss.”

I went deeper into the abyss.

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After that, I continued to attack the dungeon.

I wiped out the slimes, goblins, and other demons that appeared. All of them are F-class demons, so it was …… too easy for me, an SS-class warrior.

“Intermediate Flame Sword, Intermediate Ice Needle!”

“Urgh! ……”

“Bah ……”

Slash Wolf with the Flame Sword and stab Bat with the Ice Needle.

Though they reign high among the F-class, they are still small fries in the end.

“I’m getting bored. I wish I could drop a return stone, but I guess that’s a hard thing to do in a …… training dungeon.”

Demons rarely drop items when they die.

They drop all sorts of items, including demon materials, armor, potions and other useful items. The one I’m aiming for is the “Return Stone”, an item that allows you to escape from the dungeon immediately after using it.

It’s not a rare item in a normal dungeon, but if you kill 10 demons, it will drop naturally.

However, training dungeon monsters tend to have a low drop rate. Therefore, you can’t expect to get a Returned Stone from them.

“It can’t be helped. Let’s hold out until the boss is defeated.”

If you defeat the boss, a return gate will appear.

This way, you can return home with ease.

The problem is that the bosses are often at the deepest level, so you have to dive to the …… latest level. I’ve already finished the verification, so I want to go home as soon as possible.

“The current time is …… 4 a.m.? I’m on the fourth level, so I guess I’ll finish up next.”

Let’s get this over with.

Then let’s go home, get some sleep and …… fight Sugimoto and the others.

I went through the dungeon, aiming for the deepest level.

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