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They would be deciding who would attack the opponent’s dungeon first.
Whoever attacked first would be at an advantage as they would be able to break through the opponent’s dungeon at full strength. However, this also meant that you would have to block the opponent’s attacks after your stamina had decreased. So technically, it didn’t matter whether you do it first or later.
“Would you like to come to an agreement? Or do you want to decide in a different way?”
The Gargoyle asked brightly. Hehe. He looked so happy when he smiled. He felt great being able to exclusively broadcast such a rare event for the Dungeon Newspaper.
“You do it first. We will yield.”
Mierda said sympathetically. “You said there is nothing to be afraid of, so there should be no problem.” He said arrogantly.
Adelaide answered without hesitation. It wasn’t a huge advantage, but if they were going to do it anyway, they would look cooler if they did it first. For that reason, most demons preferred to attack first. Because demons were a race that valued great appearances.
“By the way, where are the participants of the Greenville Dungeon? Where is everyone?”
The Gargoyle tilted his head and asked. Hundreds of demons from the Sol Dungeon were swarming under the platform. On the other hand, the demons belonging to Greenville were nowhere to be seen except for the few who followed Adelaide.
“This is all of us.”
“What?! Th-There are only six demons?”
“No, there’s eight.”
One group of Skeletons, three Durahans, a small puppy, and a handsome red-haired demon. As he counted again, it was clear that there were only six.
The Gargoyle who counted with his wings folded looked at Adelaide like she was a mad demon.
“A total of eight including me and my manager.”
The bewildered Gargoyle squeaked. As far as he knew, there was no precedent where the dungeon owner and the manager participated in a dungeon match. Of course, it was common to only send out the demons under them.
Besides, even if there were eight, bringing eight people to a match against an opponent with one hundred players! They must be crazy!
Adelaide shrugged her shoulders as if there was nothing wrong.
“If there are more than five people, there is no problem, right? There is no rule saying that the dungeon master cannot participate.”
“B-But still… Why don’t you bring out more now?”
The Gargoyle urged again. If things were to continue like this, it would all end too soon and in vain. They must not disappoint the Dungeon Newspaper’s subscribers.
“This is all of us.”
“We don’t have other demons.” Adelaide replied calmly. The Gargoyle, as well as Mierda, were surprised by her answer. While the Gargoyle simply despaired, the reason Mierda was surprised was a little different.
‘I already thought that she only collected elite demons… But, this is all?’
He knew that it was an E-3 level dungeon, but it had fewer than ten members? Rather than finding it funny, he became anxious.
It was a long time ago so his memory was hazy, but he knew that the combat power required to get to that level would have been impossible to meet with just a few demons. Their level had risen sharply after a few months, and the Succubus and Skeletons were able to endure his power with their own strengths. He got chills at the thought that there might have been a reason why they acted so proudly.
When he turned his head to the sound of a sudden laugh, he saw Shavarrma with a smirk on his lips.
“Hilarious. A dungeon match with a small fry. It’s embarrassing. Isn’t it?”
“That’s right, great Shavarma.”
Mierda quickly controlled his expression and answered softly. Yes, there was nothing to be nervous about. It was just an E-Class dungeon.
“You’re the one who looks like a small fry…”
Adelaide mumbled as her face twisted.
Caladium tapped her shoulder. This time he meant for her to stop. Why was she acting big all of a sudden? She would tremble in situations that weren’t a huge deal, but when she was in front of the boss, she could say everything she wanted to say.
“Stop talking nonsense and let’s start. We’re wasting time.”
“Oh, yes! Greenville’s Dungeon Master will join too right? For your reference, we will broadcast the entire match through a video stone.”
“See that screen over there?” The Gargoyle pointed to the large screen installed in the square.
“It’s okay to start. But no broadcasts. This isn’t something we agreed upon in advance.”
I’m not selling my kids’ faces. Adelaide flatly refused. Then the Gargoyle hurriedly spoke.
“Well, that’s difficult. I’ve already prepared everything… The Sol Dungeon’s owner also agreed.”
“I don’t agree. Only take pictures of the demons who agreed. Now, start the opening declaration.”
The Gargoyle looked like he was about to cry. When Adelaide seemed unwilling to step back, he took a deep breath and flew up into the sky.
He thought they could easily move on if he said that they had already prepared everything. Why was such a weak dungeon proud? Adelaide heard a small grunt but she ignored it. She knew that he was not on their side just because he wrote an article favorable to Greenville Dungeon.
[The dungeon match of Esperanza’s Sol Dungeon and Sarman’s Greenville Dungeon begins!]
The Gargoyle’s voice resounded and filled the square. The demons gathered in the square shouted cheers. “Sol! Sol! Sol!” They were mostly cheering for Sol Dungeon. A loud drum sound could be heard from somewhere.
[First up is Greenville!]
Adelaide stood up. She couldn’t tell if the thumping sound was coming from the drum or from her heart.
“Did you wash your tongue clean?” Mierda, who was standing by the stairs, whispered to Adelaide.
“I’m a pretty clean demon.” Adelaide casually stuck her tongue out and then asked.
“Where is Raham?”
“Over there, can’t you see? I even brought the Harpy so that he can have a good time with his lover.”
When she turned towards the direction Mierda was pointing at, she saw two cages in front of a large screen. Raham and Pia were in them.
‘Good time my a$$.’ Adelaide frowned. It was annoying to see him mocking her, saying he just brought the products to promote the dungeon.
She erased her resentment and walked down from the podium. As she went down, the crowd murmured as they were puzzled by the Dungeon Master’s actions.
[A total of eight attack personnel from Greenville. The number includes the Dungeon Master and the Manager.]
“What? Does that make sense?”
“What? There is nothing to see then. Wouldn’t it be over in less than five minutes?”
The demons clamored. The complaints and boos as to why they had to come all the way here burst out.
‘If I mention that the broadcast had also become difficult, they would be even more upset.’ The Gargoyle spoke quickly before the situation got worse and the crowd left.
[Then, Demons of Greenville Dungeon, enter the Sol Dungeon!]
Adelaide quickly turned her head to look at the demons surrounding her. Lisianthus, Caladium, the Skeletons, Bell, and the Durahans. They all nodded at the same time.
She also looked towards Raham, who was locked in a cage. She couldn’t see his face, but he seemed very anxious, as it was evident in the way he grabbed the iron bars. Adelaide smiled brightly as a sign of reassurance.
[Attack – Start!]
After hearing the Gargoyle’s declaration and the shouts of the crowd, the demons of Greenville finally entered the blue portal.
When she opened her eyes, she saw a huge room. A dark room full of moisture. It was the entrance to Sol Dungeon.
“Are you all here?”
Adelaide looked around to make sure everyone got in safely. Everyone was there and the Durahans entered last.
“Now, where shall we go?”
“There are three paths.”
“Yeah, they installed a portal from the start.”
Adelaide stared at the three installed portals. Then she spoke with a bitter face.
“That means… The layout has changed?”
“Yes. In their recent changes, there have been no instance of three portals being installed at the entrance. It seems to have changed completely because the structure of the dungeon would be revealed through the broadcast.”
“It also must have been changed to effectively promote the dungeon.” Lisianthus added.
She didn’t expect that they would use the dungeon match as a way to promote it.
“How about killing that first?”
Caladium nodded towards the air. There seemed to be nothing, but in his eyes he could see it. Another Gargoyle holding a video stone and taking pictures of them. It looked like he used magic to hide his face.
As soon as Caladium violently swung his arms, the magic was broken. The Gargoyle that appeared was startled and screamed.
“Since we didn’t agree, you tried to take pictures secretly? What the…”
“So, should we kill him?”
Caladium asked with a smile. The Gargoyle, who instinctively sensed the threat, trembled at the harsh attitude of the demon that contrasted his beautiful face.
“Don’t kill them. Just half.”
“I have received your orders, Master.”
In response to Adelaide’s permission, Caladium exaggeratedly bent his knees.
He bent his knees to gain momentum. Caladium soared up high in the blink of an eye and grabbed the Gargoyle’s neck at once.
“Gargoyle, Go Il right?”
Caladium whispered sweetly into the Gargoyle’s ear. ‘I’m not Go Il!’ Unable to answer, the Gargoyle crashed to the floor with a loud sound.
“Don’t kill me!”
“You’re not dead.”
“Just half dead.” Caladium walked out of the dust and shrugged his shoulders shamelessly.
Adelaide carefully lowered the video stone to the ground, lest she had to pay if it broke. The screen was aimed towards the wall.
“Lisian, you said that we don’t have to go through every room right?”
“Yes. When we reach the final room, we have succeeded in attacking. If everyone collapses or gives up without reaching the goal, we calculate the number of rooms remaining up to the final room and determine the attack ratio.”
“Great. So which way should we go…”
Bell ran towards the portal to their right. He seemed to like it more.
“Do you like this Bell? Then let’s go there.”
Adelaide smiled at him and headed to the portal on their right. Caladium grumbled again.
“Will you go wherever that dog wants to go?”
“I like this way more, so I’m going.”
“They all look the same, so what do you like about it?”
“The color of the portal is a little prettier.”
“They’re all blue.” Caladium clicked his tongue at the absurdity. But he also didn’t know what was beyond each portal, so he quietly followed her.
“I will go in first.”
“Because we don’t know what’s there.” Lisianthus added kindly. Adelaide shook her head.
“No, Lisian could be in danger. Caladi, you go in first.”
“Caladi is very strong, so it wouldn’t be dangerous for you.”
Caladium bit his lip. Judging by his smirk, he seemed very pleased with Adelaide’s compliment.
“I can’t help it then. Stand behind and follow me, Adela.”
“I was going to do that.” Adelaide clung to Caladium’s back. In the event of a dangerous situation, she would push him.