Chapter 482 – Spreading rumours
In the test room, countless fireballs obliterated Ryo-chin, and everyone shouted in admiration.
Emily, Alice and Celeste.
Everyone who had come home early and gone along to the test had the same reaction.
“Wow, I can’t believe …… it was that good.” (Celeste)
Of all of them, Celeste, who actually did the test, seemed the most surprised.
“I’ve even defeated Ryo-chain.
W-Which means……” (Celeste)
“It’s …… even if it’s Yoda-san nanodesu.” (Emily)
Unlike Alice and Emily who seemed to be mildly shocked, I had some idea of what to expect, so I simply nodded my head and asked Alice to summon Ryo-chin.
“Three splits, double the power of the replacement.
That’s six times the power, simple as that.” (Ryouta)
“Six times …….” (Celeste)
“I’m sure that if you were to use Inferno to replace the bicorn horn, you’d be able to burn away the entire dungeon with double the normal power.” (Ryouta)
“T-That’s absurd …….” (Celeste)
An all-out attack at twice the normal power.
If you do it with Inferno, it’s as powerful as a weapon.
“Besides, with this ring, I think even Emily can use it.” (Ryouta)
Saying that, Celeste handed the rings to Emily.
“Me too desu” (Emily)
“Yes, although the last one was very specific.” (Ryouta)
“I see, this is a ring that makes it more powerful, so you can leave it on, even if you’re Emily or Eve.” (Celeste)
Maybe it was because she’d experienced it firsthand, but Celeste immediately understood what I was getting at.
“Try it.” (Ryouta)
“Okay desu.” (Emily)
Emily said, put on the ring and went to get her hammer.
In the meantime, we went to the test room to prepare the rogue monsters, the Dante Rock that Emily would always be beating.
Emily comes back with the hammer, sees the Dante’s Rock and understands it instantly by nodding at us and heads for it.
She raises the hammer —— and smashes it.
Dante Rock was shattered by the blow.
That’s the way it always is.
Shattering Dante’s Rock is an everyday occurrence for Emily.
“Look, the floor.” (Ryouta)
“It’s cracked …….” (Celeste)
The power of the hammer went through the Dante Rock and reached the floor.
The floor, where the Dante Rock had been, was cracked in a radiating pattern, like a spider’s web.
“Wah, this is amazing desu!” (Emily)
“I’d like to have a few more of these over here.
To be honest, I’d be happy to have them on all the time.
If it’s a pure power increase.” (Ryouta)
“That’s true.” (Celeste)
“But …… a while ago, when I went to Elza’s place to settle the purchase, I was told that this …… cost 50 million piro.” (Ryouta)
“5-50 million nanodesu!” (Emily)
Alice and Emily were both astonished and shouted.
“Yeah, it looks like crack rocks are skyrocketing right now.
…… It’ll go up a lot more than that, frankly.” (Ryouta)
“That’s to be expected.” (Celeste)
“This ring is not dropped by rogue monsters.
I was able to get it to drop on Margaret.
So a Drop A probably can get it, but those people can make use of it, so if the ability of this ring is brought to light, it will be more and more expensive.” (Ryouta)
“I think it can go up to …… one hundred million or so.” (Celeste)
“hundred million ……” (Emily)
Alice and Emily are getting more and more exasperated.
But I think we can afford that.
That’s how good it is, this ring.
“That’s all right then.” (Ena)
At the entrance to the test room stood Ena, who had just come home.
She came up to me with her hands on her elbows and her arms folded in a sexy way.
“What do you mean it’s alright, Ena” (Ryouta)
“I’ve already taken care of it.
I mean, I’m working on it.” (Ena)
“Taken care What have you done” (Ryouta)
“I just spread a rumour that Ryouta-san is in Fermium at the request of Cell.” (Ena)
I tilted my head.
Sure, that’s what I’m doing now, but what’s the point of spreading that rumour
Like me, Alice and Emily were wondering, but Celeste was
“…… I see.” (Celeste)
She whispered, seemingly understanding the reasoning.
“Do you know what it means, Celeste” (Ryouta)
“It’s Ryouta-san’s achievement.” (Celeste)
“In the past, whenever Ryouta-san has received a request to enter some dungeon, he has always changed that dungeon.” (Celeste)
“…… Ah, yes.” (Ryouta)
“This ring is a crack stone and the Fermium ticket reacts to summon a monster.
But now that Ryouta-san has entered Fermium—-” (Celeste)
“They think he’ll make the ticket disappear desu!” (Emily)
Emily raised her voice.
“You betcha.” (Ena)
Ena smiled her good —— bewitching smile.
“If we lose the tickets, even if we only have the crack stone, it’s useless.
And it is true that Ryouta-san has entered Fermium and has a good track record so far.
The rest is up to you, and the rumoprs will roll out like snowballs.” (Ena)
“I see: ……” (Ryouta)
So they’ve suppressed the price rise by creating the impression that it might be rubbish
It’s a great idea, but there’s more to it than that.
“We’ve stopped selling them at the ‘money tree’.” (Ena)
“…… You’re good.” (Ryouta)
I was seriously impressed.
The fact that they had stopped selling there left even more room for rumour and imagination.
”Everyone knows that I’m deeply connected to the ‘money tree’, and if they stop selling, the sales will go through the roof.
“Fufu, leave the business to us.” (Ena)
Ena said that with a gracious smile on her face.