“Do you know Ruban?”
It’s fine to accept the invitation to go to the upper floors, but I’ve never even been to the upper floors in Zerkis, so why? I asked.
“Ruban… is that the Professor?”
Because of his many achievements such as exploration of both dungeons and monster realms, he was given the peer rank of Knight.
Even though he is still young, he has successfully subjugated demon lord species several times.
He doesn’t have an easy-to-understand rank like S or A, but he’s one of the best adventurers in the Alliance, let alone in Mesaria.
In addition to his fighting ability, he also demonstrated high abilities in surveying and research, and before he knew it, he was nicknamed [Professor].
I’ve never seen him, but I often hear about him at the Adventurer’s Guild.
It seems that he formed a party of four people, but the other three are women, and beautiful on top of that, so it seems to be a harem party.
I wanted to see him once, but…
“Yes, that Ruban. It seems that the material he needs to be used for his experiment is a relic dropped on the upper floors, but he happened to be unable to find a partner to work with, so he named you and me.”
“Leaving aside Alex, me too?”
I’ve become a little well-known, so I think it’s easy to tell that I’m not suitable for teaming up, but why?
“Me as a shield, and you as a scout from above. He might also intend to use us as a fighting force, but his true motive is probably to show his skills and take a look at us.”
Putting aside showing his skills, what do you mean by take a look at us…?”
The more so, the more the question “why me,” pops out.
“It seems that he has grasped some information about Ojou-sama’s marriage and the new territory. Elena is well-known in the royal capital, but both you nor I don’t have any fame, right? For future reference, he probably wants to know about us who will become Ojou-sama’s senior vassals.”
“If not, I wouldn’t have let you use the name of House Müller and its emblem, you know?”
Seeing me dumbfounded, Seliana supplements.
Are you serious….
No… leaving aside the other two, I didn’t even think of that…
I thought I would settle down as a house guest, or rather, an adventurer’s position, but…
But it’s not a bad thing, is it?
“Well, that’s why. He also has a peerage, but if things go well, he’ll be able to aim for even higher. Considering his marriage with his party member who is a noble, he probably doesn’t want to miss this opportunity.”
Well, that part has nothing to do with me.
Let’s see the power of the upper floors and top-class adventurers!
In such a way, our day to delve into the dungeon has finally come.
Together with Alex, I headed to a room borrowed in the adventurer’s guild.
I learned about the existence of this room for the first time, but it seems that it is used as a neutral place when multiple parties have meetings.
There are still many things I don’t know…
“I’m Ruban. Please take care of me today.”
Saying that, he holds out his left hand to Alex and shakes his hand.
Ruban and his party were already in the room, and we quickly finished greeting each other.
I had imagined someone that looks like a highly-strung person, but he was actually a refreshing and good-natured big brother.
He is wearing leather armor and has a sword as equipment.
One party member wears a jacket instead of armor, but all of them are lightly dressed.
Certainly, in this case, I understand that they want a tank role that could receive attacks.
“Our goal this time is the horns of the Big Elk in the middle of the upper floors. I want to get one of them. First, we’ll run all the way to the upper floors at once. We could probably do that. When we reach the upper floors, we basically hunt them one by one. When big ones like Big Wild Boars and Big Bears appear, Alexio, you will act as our shield. I would like to ask Miss Serra to scout for enemies from above. I want you to look out for hordes of monsters and prevent our collision with other adventurers. Can you do that?”
“I’m okay too~.”
His explanation is quite detailed.
I’ve seen other adventurers form a party like “Aight, let’s go!” without any plans, but he’s a little different.
“For the reward, we will sell other relics, and we split the money we got in half for us and a half for you. Those who acquire the divine coins will get it as it is. What do you think?”
“Yeah. We’re fine with that.”
Is it okay although there’s just the two of us?
I feel like we’re having it quite easy, but…
Sera – [Hideout] [Prayer] [Floating Orb] [Shadow Sword] [Scarlet Bee’s Needle] [8 Divine Coins]
Seliana – [Area Recognition] [ ] [13 Divine Coins]
Elena – [ ] [Green Fang] [0 Divine Coin]
Alex – [ ] [Red Shield] [1 Divine Coin]
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