Once I had the “aha” moment, my whole perspective changed.
The items that I dropped were all different, but they were all things that had been used as currency.
Once I understood the similarities, I went further into the dungeon.
As I became more and more convinced of this, I also realized that there were only goblins and that they only dropped that kind of stuff.
Once I was sure of that, I got a good grasp of the dungeon structure and left the dungeon in a straight line.
Cell was waiting for me outside the Californium dungeon.
“How did it go” (Cell)
“It was just as you said, I understood it right away when I went around.” (Ryouta)
“As expected of Satou-sama.
Yes, this place is not originally related to currency, and the monsters and drops are different.” (Cell)
When I was surprised, Cell was also surprised and asked back.
“Am I wrong, Satou-sama” (Cell)
“Yeah, aren’t the dropped items used as materials for currency” (Ryouta)
“What is……that” (Cell)
Cell furrowed his brow and wondered.
I knew right away.
There is no money in this world.
No, banknotes and coins are “commodity coins” in the first place.
You can find a lot of people who are interested in this type of product.
The essence of this type of money is that it can be used to pay for things that have value.
In that sense, in a world where everything is a dungeon drop, both banknotes and coins are a kind of commodity money, because they are used as they are dropped.
That’s interesting in itself.
But Cell showed a confused look.
“Well, take this shell for example.
Don’t you think they can be used as coins” (Ryouta)
“…… I see.” (Cell)
Cell stared at the shell I’d pulled out of my pocket for a moment, then nodded quietly.
“Well, it certainly looks like it could have been used as a coin.” (Cell)
“Right I thought it was a dungeon …… that drops things that can be used as coins in the beginning.” (Ryouta)
“Hmm, that’s one way to look at it ……, as expected from Satou-sama.
It’s a great way to look at it.” (Cell)
He’s a big believer in the idea of a statue of me, so much so that he builds one every now and again.
I smiled bitterly as he lifted me up, and then asked again.
“So, what’s the actual problem” (Ryouta)
“Yes, like I told you earlier, they drop things that have nothing to do with currency.” (Cell)
“But coins do drop here.” (Cell)
“…… A rare monster Or perhaps a dungeon master” (Ryouta)
“I guess you could say it’s rare.” (Cell)
I tilted my head.
It’s like having something stuck in your back teeth, what the hell is going on
As I wondered, Cell quietly pulled out a bundle of tickets.
They were rectangular, like banknotes, but less formal, more like “tickets”.
There were a bunch of them —- 20 of them, roughly.
He took them out and held them out to me.
“What’s this” (Ryouta)
“It’s a drop from Fermium.” (Cell)
“The one over there just now, or at ……” (Ryouta)
“You’ll find out when you go back in with this.” (Cell)
I couldn’t read the situation at the moment, but I decided to go in again, just like Cell said.
I receive the ticket and enter the dungeon.
It’s a different kind of dungeon, with blue skies, white clouds and a blazing sun.
When I was going around randomly, I suddenly found a place where the ground was shining differently than before.
I wondered what it was ——– at that moment.
I looked at the ticket I had brought with me and saw that it was also glowing.
I took the ticket and approached the glowing place.
Then the ticket disappeared with a swoosh …….
After that, the change was sudden.
Thunderclouds gathered in the sky and in an instant —— less than a second in time ——- the sky looked like a stormy day ——No.
It was like the “magical world” in an animated cartoon.
And then, right in front of me, the space ripped open and a monster emerged from it.
“I see!” (Ryouta)
This time it was a complete “I see”.
Cell had said, “You’ll know it when you get there”, and this time I knew for sure that I had understood.
What emerged from the breach in space was a ghostly female form.
It wasn’t the first time it had happened, it had happened many times before.
It was the original version of the money huggers we often see when converting banknotes and coins into potions.
Unlike usual, I unleashed my first Repetition.
The monster fell.
So it was a hit.
The Repetition confirmed that the monster that appeared was the same one that I usually kill with the rogue monster.
And right after that.
The sky was back to normal.
A lot of banknotes were falling from the sky.