I rode a carriage that was arranged by Eric and spent the whole day in the city of Flint.
By the way, this time I went by myself.
I didn’t want to risk injuring my companions, especially when we’re facing a Dungeon Master, thus I decided as such.
What I felt as soon as I entered the city was that the people were all high in tension.
There were laughters here and there.
It was as if the whole city was a bar in itself.
As I stuck my head out of the carriage, the image which I had for the city was precisely what I thought.
The residents of the city were drinking alcohols and toasting around.
Naturally, you would want some snacks while drinking alcohols.
Thus, there are stalls selling snacks everywhere.
Residents were buying snacks, drinking alcohol, and laughing at each other’s jokes, twas the atmosphere of the city.
[Are you Ryouta・Satou-sama]
As I was being called out from the side, I turned my gaze.
It was a boy in his teenage years looking up at the carriage.
His hair was so short that he didn’t need to take much care of it, and his cheeks are littered with freckles commensurate with the year.
[And you are] (Ryouta)
[My name is Tail・Angus.
Eric-san has spoken to me to guide Ryouta-san.] (Tail)
[I see.] (Ryouta)
As I thought for a moment, I jumped off the carriage.
[What seems to be the problem] (Tail)
[I’m tired of sitting.
I wish to see the dungeon, can you guide me there] (Ryouta)
[Of course.] (Tail)
After whispering something to the rider of the carriage, the empty carriage went off.
[I’ll guide you now.
Which one would you like to go] (Tail)
[There are two dungeons in Flint called Lanthanum and Cerium, which one would you like to go to] (Tail)
[Is that so….Well, Lanthanum then.
Eric-san was the one who asked to go there, so before the Dungeon Master appears, I want to scout the area.] (Ryouta)
[I understand.] (Tail)
Tail began leading me, and I followed behind.
While crossing the city, I could see people drinking wherever I go.
Even though there aren’t many gathered around together, but there are still quite a few who are drinking.
[They sure can drink a lot.] (Ryouta)
[Yes, it’s Flint after all.
Ah, please look at that.] (Tail)
[Hm That well] (Ryouta)
As mentioned, I saw a well along the road.
There aren’t any interesting features, but a middle-aged man approached from one side and poured water out of the well.
He then placed his mouth on where the water poured out.
[Phew!] and he drank it all at once.
[Wait a second, is water supposed to look like that] (Ryouta)
[It’s actually beer.] (Tail)
[There are abundant of alcohols being sold in Flint.
So, low-priced drinks that aren’t for sale in other cities are now free to drink here.] (Tail)
[What a great city.] (Ryouta)
I was lost for words.
Getting to drink beer from the well for free.
It reminded me about the Kashiwa prefecture where orange juice would come out when you open the faucet.
(TLN: I have no idea if that’s true or not)
[Basically you treat alcohol like water in other cities right.] (Ryouta)
There really are lots of missed alcohols.] (Tail)
[The higher the drop rate, the higher the quality the alcohol is.
If it’s low, then it’ll be cheap alcohol.] (Tail)
[Ah, I see.] (Ryouta)
In other words, it’s like getting air and water in other dungeons, or non-standard vegetables that are not for sale.
Well, with my Drop S, I’m sure I can get a high quality alcohol.
I’m really looking forward to what kind of thing would appear.
[Ah, if we go to the dungeon, you can buy that as well.] (Tail)
Tail stopped in front of a tool shop.
He then pointed at an empty label glass bottle.
[What’s that] (Ryouta)
[Have you used a cargo box before] (Tail)
Since I know about the Pandora Box, it should be similar to that.
The moment you defeat a monster and it drops something, it would suck the drop into the box.
Using that, Margaret sold his [Princess Margaret’s Air Box].
[This is a Flint’s special version.
If you use it, it would add a ranking to the dropped alcohol.] (Tail)
[How is it displayed] (Ryouta)
[The rank would be A B C D E F….as such.] (Tail)
[I see.] (Ryouta)
I bought about five bottles for the time being.
[We have arrived at Lanthanum.] (Tail)
[A dungeon that only drops brewed alcohols.] (Ryouta)
I was a little surprised when I entered the dungeon.
I’ve went into various dungeons so far, but this is clearly different.
This place is like making fun of how dungeons looks like.
Lanthanum Dungeon, underground first floor.
The inside looks like a ninja house.
There are japanese-style rooms where adventurers are fighting monsters.
Even the monsters are different.
[…..It’s foot soldiers.] (Ryouta)
[Yes, there are the monsters of the first floor, flaming foot soldiers.] Tail answered with a complicated smile.
The appearance of the monster looked like those foot soldiers of the warring age.
The scene of adventurers fighting in a Japanese-style mansion reminded me of a final stage battle where they break into the castle tower.
The only difference is that the monsters are burning throughout their body, and the spear that they are using is also burning.
[What’s wrong] (Tail)
[Ah no, I was just surprised by the monsters.] (Ryouta)
[I see.] (Tail)
Tail was convinced for some reason.
I tried to calm down, then took out my gun.
One hand, I was holding onto my revolver, and the other the bottle.
First, the bullet isn’t a normal bullet, but the Growth Bullet.
It has been upgraded to a level that can finally replace the normal bullets.
I aim at the monsters…..in the middle of the foot soldiers and fired.
One of them tried to approach me, but was shot and staggered.
I further aimed and fired, until the final blow and it was defeated.
It isn’t as strong as I expected it to be.
As soon as it disappeared, the bottle was sucking up the liquid.
Not only that, the blank label displayed [Rank: A].
As I thought.
After all, my Drops are all S Rank, so obviously it’s gonna be high rank.
I wasn’t surprised, it’s more like a normal reaction.
However when I turned around and looked at Tail, he was lost for words.
[What’s wrong Tail] (Ryouta)
[C-Can you let me see that bottle.
Is it really a bottle that is Rank A!] (Tail)
[What’s wrong with it] (Ryouta)
[What’s wrong What do you mean what’s wrong! High-ranked alcohols are few in drops.] (Tail)
[Even if a person has all A Rank Drops, Rank A bottles usually take…..many times…..but to fill it in one go…..] (Tail)
Staring at the bottle, Tale kept repeating his words.
Apparently……I didn’t know how this works.