Chapter 160 – Unforeseeable deterrence
Returning back to my home, I started thinking about something in the saloon.
It was concerning Cell’s requests, where I was thinking about the best possible way to resolve the requests.
I’ve roughly thought up of a plan, but there’s one more within the plan that I’ve not thought through yet, so it’s giving me a headache.
While focusing on it for a long period of time, my concentration started to wear off.
Thus, by the time I returned, the sun has already set.
The door was swung opened.
The person that came in was Emily.
What’s that thing you’re holding] (Ryouta)
[It’s refreshments for your tea nanodesu.] (Emily)
Emily brought the tray closer to me.
While wrapping the word refreshments on top of my head, I was staring at the teacup that was on the table.
I stared at the teacup that I’ve never touch since just now.
Emily swapped the old teacup to a new teacup which was freshly brewed.
[Oh you brought tea for me.
I’m sorry, I didn’t notice.] (Ryouta)
[It’s alright nanodesu.
Anyways, what’s the matter desu Yoda-san, you’ve been annoyed at something and was constantly groaning desu.] (Emily)
[That’s right…..do you mind if I discuss this with you] (Ryouta)
[Of course not nanodesu!] (Emily)
Emily nod with a face full of smiles, and sat across me.
With an excited face, the 130cm petite figure that was sitting down on the sofa looked way more adorable than usual.
Thus, I discussed about the matters about Cell’s requests.
[Seems like there have been adventurer hunter in Aurum lately.] (Ryouta)
[Adventurer hunter.] (Emily)
Emily’s smile immediately disappeared.
It was rare of her to have a completely flat expression.
[Have you heard about it before] (Ryouta)
[I know about the adventurer hunters nodesu.] (Emily)
Her smile returned…….What was that just now.
[So it seems like they’ve arrived at Aurum.
Since it’s easy to collect gold dust, they’ll rob those who’ve been collecting them…..this is the current issue at hand.
I’ll have to resolve it as soon as possible.] (Ryouta)
[Yes desu.] (Emily)
[Finding the culprit of these adventurer hunters and defeating them…..I won’t know them yet unless I go there, but before that there’s a slight problem.] (Ryouta)
[What’s the problem desu] (Emily)
I bitterly smiled.
[Lately, there’s been stuff going on when I’m around—–well it’s basically bad people have been controlling themselves whenever I’m around.] (Ryouta)
[Yes desu, Yoda-san has been deterring them desu.
That’s my Yoda-san nanodesu.] (Emily)
[So, when I receive this request, I’ll have to patrol around the dungeon.
And the thing is if I could use the Teleportation Room, this’ll be way more easier.
That’s the case, but while patrolling, they maybe some that can’t run away, but the rest may only conduct their hunting while I’m not patrolling or if I’m patrolling elsewhere.] (Ryouta)
Regardless of the extent, it’s the same as ignoring pedestrian signals.
When a car comes to a pedestrian signal, you well get a warning from a police if they see you ignoring the signal, but if they’re not watching you, you would just pretend that the signals green and you can go.
Same as while I’m patrolling, wherever I’m nothing would happen.
And that would not solve anything, it’s just temporarily stopping them.
That is what I was annoyed at right now.
[I get it nanodesu!] (Emily)
[Thus, I was thinking……how I should go about it.] (Ryouta)
I groaned, and Emily groaned together with me.
Though the both of us were frustrated about this problem, we still weren’t able to see the solution.
[You can only punish those criminals that you see nanodesu.] (Emily)
[That’s the only way huh.] (Ryouta)
Severely punish them.
So this is the only way to go huh.
Which meant I’ll have to purposely let them go for a few times before attacking them once they’ve gathered…..But then again…..
[What’s the matter, you thought of something] (Ryouta)
[Oh, I’m so sorry nanodesu.
It’s not about this, it just reminded me about the Ojii-chan desu.](Emily)
[It’s the Arsenic Ojii-chan.
If I don’t send him food, he won’t be able to eat them nodesu.] (Emily)
[Aah, we did make friends with that spirit.] (Ryouta)
Emily did make friends with that spirit and even received a protection from him.
[Do you send food to him everyday] (Ryouta)
[That’s wrong desu.
Ojii-chan isn’t human, so he won’t get hungry like us.
So it various nanodesu.] (Emily)
[I see…..so if there’s some way to contact…..Hm] (Ryouta)
[What’s wrong desu] (Emily)
A thought popped on my head.
It was a momentary inspiration, but the inspiration became something uncertain.
I thought about searching the internet, that sense of opening a browser and search for something has been forgotten.
Thus, I tried to remember what I saw last time I searched in the internet.
Remembering back what I did or said before.
[A means to contact, huh] (Ryouta)
[Yes desu] (Emily)
[——-! Thanks Emily! I’ll head out for a while.] (Ryouta)
[Eh Yoda-san!} (Emily)
I left the still surprised Emily and went out of the mansion, heading to where Cell is.
Aurum Dungeon, second floor.
The inside of the dungeon felt more intense.
Because of those adventurer hunters, the adventurers that were hunting for monsters not only had to be alert from these hunters, but the monsters too.
Besides me everyone’s an enemy, that was what’s prevailing around the air.
After an adventurer defeated the little devil with his dual sword, he became cautious of the sound.
Hearing the sound from behind, he prepared his swords and faced that direction.
[It’s not like that! This this this!]
The person that was speaking was a young adventurer.
The young man appealed by waving his hands.
Then, he presented a sheath.
[You’ve dropped this, and I think it belongs to you.]
[Eh Aah that’s true.]
The adventurer who said that touched his lower waist.
There was only one sheath from his dual sword.
[When did I drop it.]
[Here you go.]
The moment he received the sheath, the adventurer flew backwards, it seemed that the caution he had just a moment ago was raised at a max.
Though, it was too late, after receiving the sheath…..the surface was coated with poison, and the man’s hands felt tingly.
[Ku, so you’re the adventurer hunter!]
[That’s right, oh and by the way, your sheath wasn’t dropped, but was stolen.
It’s okay to be cautious, but if you’re too wary of a murderer, you will fall into this kind of simple trap.]
[Damnit! This amount of—–]
The dual sword adventurer get on his knees.
He held his head and groaned.
[Aah, that poison won’t just affect your hands, but it’ll stop your entire body itself.]
The young man that turned out to be malicious, approached the adventurer with the dual sword.
He stood in front of the adventurer who had already lost his balance and could not move, then he swung his hand up.
[Well, this is just a fee from you.]
[You won’t be getting such a fee.]
Another man appeared the moment he tried to descend his hand.
Facing in front of the young man, and behind the dual sword adventurer.
Ryouta has appeared!
Ryouta, who came from nowhere, kick the side of the young man without saying a word.
Aurum Dungeon, the spirit’s room.
I arrived here through the Teleportation room as I bow my head to Aurum.
[Thank you, you saved me.] (Ryouta)
[I have not done anything worth thanking, but is that fine] (Aurum)
[That’s not true.] (Ryouta)
I shook my head in denial.
[Thanks to Aurum, I was able to cross the biggest hurdle, so I thank you.] (Ryouta)
[I seriously did not do anything.
Because the only thing I did was—–] (Aurum)
Aurum said, as she pulled out a switch and raised it up to let me see.
[I’ll only push this when I need to stop these human beings.] (Aurum)
[And that is the number one lifesaver.] (Ryouta)
The switch, is a device that Cell made.
Having it for all Shikuro Dungeon, where it will signal any strong people of the appearance of a Dungeon Master, I handed out a modified version of that to Aurum.
Then, when I received the notification, I immediately head to that floor with the Teleportation Room.
With this, I could minimize any causality and maximize my efficiency.
With this phantom hunting method, it should be a good way to stop these adventurer hunters.
[Well, if you put it that way, then I guess I’m fine with it.] (Aurum)
[I’m sorry but I’ll have to ask you to help me for awhile.
I’ll play again with you the next time I come.] (Ryouta)
I lowered my head once more to Aurum before leaving the spirit’s room.
For a while, well not really for a long time.
As I’ve locked on to them, and the adventurer hunters spread, they were quickly dealt with together with Aurum.
[Truly the work of Satou-sama, you even have the spirit of the dungeon serve under someone such as yourself.] (Cell)
Cell was impressed by the completion of the request, as he was both surprised and at the same time, admiration towards me.