Chapter 258: “Pretty rare” ALT floors

Entrance, Garden, Path, Valley, Maze…

In the grand labyrinth of Yaso-Katsui, each floor has their own trait and, with that as a guideline, they have their own ‘general term’ for it.

Aside from Entrance which we are currently in, it seems like all floors are different depending on where you descent from, but the floor shares similarities to a certain extent.

And this information is thanks to the hard work of the Wise, and it is how the information brokers can live by.

“Thanks for the help, Gonzou. If there’s anything more, can I rely on you again?” (Makoto)

“Of course! You can search for me here or you can call me at the Adventurer Guild and I will be there!” (Gonzou)

Gonzou was chuckling to himself and all smiles. There’s not a single trace of him being dissatisfied as he nods at my words.

…The effectivity of silver coins is…incredible.

The information as well, it felt as if he said everything he had to say and has finished his job.

We were able to ask quite a lot of things, so we didn’t feel like it was a loss either.

“Now then, Hokuto, have you found a number of paths that can take us until the 5th floor?” (Makoto)

I try asking about the mapping progress of our teammate that has been endeavouring on it while we were hearing the information of Gonzou.

“There’s around 40 routes that can take us to the 5th floor, around 20 routes that can take us to the 10th floor; this is only a conjecture, but I have found 3 routes that can take us even further down.” (Hokuto)

“Promising routes that can take us further down after the 10th floor huh. Nice. Let’s go with those. Mio, can you choose which one of those 3 look like the best?” (Makoto)

“Understood. Hokuto, which ones?” (Mio)

“Yes, it is these 3 that I think are good…” (Hokuto)

If the stairs were physically connected to the floors, I would be able to use [Sakai] to investigate.

But with a system that makes it so you get teleported to the lower floors, even if I were able to check how much of a distance there is between floors, I won’t be able to check the pathing.

If I activate it in a limited range, I would be able to investigate it in detail, but I feel like it would be the same as having Hokuto do it.

If it’s the guess of Hokuto who is currently making a map as he advances, I feel like it is a good choice to abide to what he says.

If we add the instincts of Mio, it would give me even more peace of mind.

“Ah, now I think about it…”

“Hm?”

Gonzou tilts his head as if he had suddenly remembered something.

“Did you know that there’s talk of the master here, Doma, being slayed and that this place has become unstable due to that?” (Gonzou)

“Yeah, we have heard about it to a certain extent. If I remember correctly, it was done by an adventurer that was called Dragon Slayer.” (Makoto)

“Yeah, the blue haired one. A dangerous woman. Was her name Sofia? It seems like she was the one who slayed Doma. Since the time those rumors began, the inside of the dungeon has been filled with earthquakes and cave-ins. Also, the types of mamonos changed and a lot of things happened.” (Gonzou)

“…”

Because the owner has been lost, the dungeon is unable to hold itself.

This hypothesis of mine is pretty simple.

“At times, this would stabilize completely. If I remember correctly, it was the time when the hero called Hibiki-sama was at Lorel. For us, the bad mood of the labyrinth affects the business, so what Hibiki-sama did -what the hero did was something we were grateful about.” (Gonzou)

“Heeh, the time when the hero came huh.” (Makoto)

Did Senpai do something?

Thinking about the unstable labyrinth and the busy Hibiki-senpai, I just can’t picture that person coming here…

“Yeah, but since that happened, reports about things that have never happened before were beginning to arrive at the adventurer guild.” (Gonzou)

“Things that have never happened before? If it’s okay, I would want to know.” (Makoto)

“This information is not certain, so listen with that in mind. The first one is that all the floors below the 10th floor have changed their structure greatly. Regarding this, the frontline for the exploration are members that were chosen by the guild, and it is a matter of absolute secrecy, so there’s no certainty in that. It is simply a bit of information that entered my ears.” (Gonzou)

“The structure changed…” (Makoto)

“This is just complementary info but, in the past, the guild sold maps that reached till the 13th floor, and yet, the maps they sell now only reach the 10th floor.” (Gonzou)

“I see.” (Makoto)

Maybe it is related to the labyrinth regaining its stability, or maybe there’s a completely different reason for it.

No idea.

No way to know right now.

Things like the structure changing certainly sounds more believable when we combine the talk about the maps at the adventurer guild.

It can also be seen as those conspiracy theories that are made often.

“The other thing is about talk that the guild is soon going to make a move. Seems like when they have people go to the lower parts of the labyrinth, there are pretty rare times when they reach a strange floor.” (Gonzou)

“A strange floor?” (Makoto)

“Yes. The conditions to reach it are completely unknown, but according to the people that have gone there and returned, the strange floor exists from the 3th floor and below, moreover, when you head down, there’s times when the floor returns to normal, and there’s also times when you are thrown into another weird floor.” (Gonzou)

“It is not like the floor itself is different?” (Makoto)

Like for example, going down the 1st floor and suddenly arriving at the 5th floor.

“No, at each floor there’s a number that denotes the floor you are in, and a strange symbol carved, but the floor itself is the same.” (Gonzou)

“Fumu…do you know what symbol it is?” (Makoto)

“For now, from the four parties I have confirmed with, all of them were the same symbol so I remember it. I can’t read it, but if I remember correctly…” (Gonzou)

Gonzou writes in the notebook he had, and showed it to me.

Alt.

This is from the alphabet.

Also, this is a word I have seen before. If I remember correctly, it was at the keyboard of computers.

The Alt key.

…This is bad.

I have never used it aside from games, so I don’t know the meaning of it.

If I remember correctly, it was used for displaying things and changing the skill panel…

I had a friend that was good with computers, but I don’t have the knowledge.

But well, if the alphabet is appearing here, it means that the Wise are definitely involved in this.

It wouldn’t be strange at all if there’s a Wise that has been deeply involved in this dungeon, so I feel like he has told me something pretty important in a nonchalant manner.

That was helpful.

“I see… a mysterious symbol. In that case, if a person arrives to this strange floors, there would be a writing like ‘3 Alt’ somewhere around that place.” (Makoto)

“Seems like it is engraved right at the pillar you see when you arrive. The details of these floors are being sold at a pretty high price currently.” (Gonzou)

“Then, if there’s a chance where the Kuzunoha Company goes there, I will have Gonzou buy that information from me.” (Makoto)

“I will be waiting expectantly for it.” (Gonzou)

He smiles.

…As I thought, he doesn’t look like the age to have a grandchild.

“Waka, it is about time.” (Mio)

Tomoe who was looking at the state of Mio and I, whispered at me.

Seems like the first route has been decided.

“Understood. Gonzou, sorry for taking so much of your time. This is a token of my appreciation. Also, I don’t think we will be encountering those mysterious floors, but if there’s a time that happens, I promise we will call you. Well then, see you later.” (Makoto)

“!!! No, sensei—Raidou-sama! I can’t take this—” (Gonzou)

I give him 5 more silver coins and walk towards the direction Hokuto and Mio point.

“You can use that money to treat your child and grandchild something. Now then, Gonzou, thanks for the help.” (Tomoe)

Tomoe follows after my words.

As she suggests him a way to use the given money.

“The next time we meet, prepare information about things that are tasty.” (Mio)

After that, Mio.

Even if he is an information broker, is that type of information also counted?

“…”

Hokuto follows us silently.

“…You will probably become an incredibly fortunate information broker.” (Beren)

Beren places a hand on his shoulder deeply emotive and then chases after us.

“Well, there’s nothing to worry about. In the time Waka was speaking to you, he was earning several hundred times more than that. You have told Waka the information you have without lying. Good for good. This is a reward for being able to act in the most effective manner towards our company and Waka-sama. Ah, you should save money too, old man. See ya.” (Shii)

Shii probably felt a sense of camaraderie from a fellow chibi <small person>, she spoke with Gonzou in somewhat familiar terms.

And then, she waves her hand and follows after us.

But, Alt huh.

“…Let the Kuzunoha Company have the blessing of Futsu-sama.” (Gonzou)

Futsu.

Now that he mentions it, that’s also something I still don’t know much of yet.

The words of prayer that Gonzou directed to us, reminded me of the dragon called Futsu, and then, before long, we arrived at the second floor of the labyrinth.

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Evening.

Inside the dungeon, it is incredibly hard to tell the passing of time in one day, but the time is flowing as normal.

At the Adventurer Guild, they square the accounts of that day’s ventures and training, as well as the materials that were brought that day. One day there is filled with busy times.

Continuing further on inside this building, there were the big shots from Kannaoi’s adventurer guild, a number of staff members, and a number of outsiders as well.

It is rare to see people that are not personnel at the deep parts of the adventurer guild.

“And so…how’s the Kuzunoha Company that was called here by Sairitz?”

The first one to open his mouth was a person that seems to be an outsider.

A man in the prime of his life.

His personal appearance is good and the other people were obeying him.

Even if the guild staff members are not, they still seem to be showing a certain amount of respect.

“In the morning, they finished their preparations and have headed to the labyrinth. Seems like they are still inside the dungeon. Hey, what’s their progress?”

The guild leader responded and inquires the details from a subordinate.

“They are currently in the third floor, but…it seems like there’s already one that has dropped out. There’s no response.”

“They arrived at the 3rd floor in the first day. It is a pace comparable to a Dragon Slayer, but…they might have hurried too much, someone died. Kougetsu-sama.”

“For people that came here by the recommendation of Sairitz, they are not the big deal huh. But it is true that since the time they were involved with princess Iroha, no one has been able to put a hand on her. We can’t be negligent, but…” (Kougetsu)

What came out from the man’s mouth was the name of Iroha.

It can be understood that the objective of the man called Kougetsu was not directly the Kuzunoha Company but Iroha.

(Buying the most expensive map and reaching the 3rd floor on their first day, isn’t that only on the level of being a bit competent? Moreover, they have already lost one of them, probably already dead.)

(I am of the same opinion, but don’t say it. We are simply devices that answer what we are asked. Understood? I want to continue working here tomorrow, you know.)

The two staff members of the adventurer guild brought their faces near each other and exchange whispers.

They are in the same room, so there’s no way that would go unnoticed. The gaze of Kougetsu was directed in an instant to them.

However, there was no further allusion to it, and his gaze returned to the guild leader.

“If possible, I would want everyone to disappear and dress it as an accident inside the dungeon though. Can you return the people at the foremost line?” (Kougetsu)

“Kougetsu-sama, sorry for the rudeness but, are you sane? They are the most competent team in this guild, and they are doing their best to clarify the situation of the grand labyrinth. This is a mission of the highest priority.”

“I am talking about a high priority mission that involves this city and this country though. The scales of your and my high priority missions are totally different.” (Kougetsu)

“…Please don’t mistake our priorities. We are not interested in the political fight of Kannaoi and Lorel Union.”

“…Hoh.” (Kougetsu)

“Because no matter the result, our situation won’t change much anyways. I wonder if a country on the scale of Lorel Union can maintain its livelihood without the adventurer guild. If it is gone, who knows how much national power decline it will invite. There’s not even the need to think about it, right?”

“It is true that the adventurer guild is necessary. It is unthinkable to have it disappear. But you know, for example, if there’s no need for you to be the representative, and there’s no need for the staff members to be the ones there…” (Kougetsu)

“?!”

The two staff members clearly jumped at those words.

“Kougetsu-sama, leave it at that. If you say any more than that, we will have to turn into your enemies.”

“It is a situation where the result is already clear, and yet, you are siding with the princess? Are you sane?” (Kougetsu)

“I didn’t say anything about taking Iroha-sama’s side. The people that turn their fangs at us are deemed as enemies. As long as the Adventurer Guild is not touched, we are neutral.”

“…”

“Of course, if we were to be requested cooperation by a person that possesses the same influence as Kougetsu-sama, we would have acted the same way as today. I will say this bluntly, if you want to assassinate the people that Sairitz-sama has personally told the country to make accommodations to, go ahead and do so by yourself.”

“Hmph. Neutrality.” (Kougetsu)

As if saying how worthless that is, Kougetsu raises both hands up.

There’s no reaction from the guild’s side.

“Even if they were given to us, the contact with the Shadowless has been severed. Princess Iroha not only has not returned to the castle, she is staying in a facility that has the same stance as yours, the Chihiro Man Rai restaurant. They had to reunite today of all days with Shougetsu and his group, and until the very end, they were persistently running around. Seriously, how annoying!” (Kougetsu)

“…”

“It is already a hopeless situation. This city and the Osakabe’s era. It is already settled who will be guiding in the future, and yet, no matter how many times I brush them away, those damn flies keep flying around…” (Kougetsu)

“If they are flies…”

“What?”

“If you are unable to even brush away something like that, there’s no way you can guide the future of the old family. This is not a matter I should relate with religion, but don’t you think this is an ordeal that you have to surpass with your own strength?”

“Big words there. I wonder how Sairitz will see you guys when she knows that I had you investigate the movements of the Kuzunoha Company. Isn’t that already a betrayal?” (Kougetsu)

“Are you saying we are accomplices in crime? Are you trying to threaten us?”

“I am just speaking the truth.” (Kougetsu)

“…Truly a pity. You are obviously lower than Sairitz-sama, but it seems like you are lower than the Kuzunoha Company too. You are dancing on the palm of Sairitz-sama, and your existence has already been noticed by the Kuzunoha Company. The Kuzunoha Company already has foreknowledge of the ones that are trying to investigate their movements. Seems like they have no problems in others knowing their movements. Not only that, they were concerned for the standing of the Guild. About a lot of things, they even mentioned you by name.”

“What?” (Kougetsu)

“Now then, I wonder who’s the one that’s the most out of the loop. Looks like the problem of your household still has no settled winner. Do take care.”

“…Remember this. I will never forget today’s disgrace.” (Kougetsu)

“If by chance you win the political strife, I will remember. The door’s over there.”

Kougetsu was displaying his anger and leaves the room together with his subordinates.

“…A storm is coming.”

“Yeah.”

The representative looks at the door where Kougetsu left and mutters this.

The staff member girl reflexively answered those words.

“Kannaoi will be in a dangerous state for a while. Don’t think you are safe just because you are office personnel. With how he is, it looks like he won’t hesitate in dragging us as well.”

“If princess Iroha is able to turn around this situation, that would be pretty…no, it would be engraved in history, you know.”

“But she has the Kuzunoha Company–no, she has the Wise with her. We are witnessing the beginning of a legend. It might be the moment when history moves.”

“A Wise-sama?! That Raidou…-sama?!”

“According to Sairitz-sama, that is. Seems like he is the second Wise-sama that exists in the current age. No, maybe he is the third one.”

“Does that mean…the Empire’s hero might be one as well?!”

The male staff member was also listening and enters the conversation.

The representative just sighs at it.

“…Yeah, so it seems.”

“But if that’s the case, that means Raidou-sama who is working at a company, is the one who is the least powerful among them. It seems like he has already lost one member after all. Both hero parties were the very definition of dazzling after all.”

“About that information…is it reliable?”

“Yes.”

“I didn’t ask before but, who’s the one that was lost? Is it known?”  

“I can check right now. Let’s see…Eh?”

“You are kidding, right?”

“What’s wrong? Who’s the member that the guild card signal was lost?”

“From the members of the Kuzunoha Company that are currently in the third floor, the one that we lost the signal of was…Raidou-sama.”

“…What?”

The representative looks at the information he was presented, with eyes as if he was trying to eat into it.

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3-Alt.

3-Alt.

3-Alt.

No matter how many times I read it, it is still 3-Alt.

The third floor area that’s called ‘Path’.

“I heard it was a strange floor. I also heard that its existence was known from the 3rd floor and below. And just as told, the symbol is engraved here.” (Makoto)

My thoughts were leaking from my mouth.

To think I would draw it so suddenly.

Moreover…

“I have been separated from everyone. Even though we advanced through the same teleport formation…why did it turn out like this?” (Makoto)

I was standing at a long corridor. Ah, so ‘Path’ refers to a corridor huh.

When we went down to the second floor, there was a teleport formation to return to the first floor.

But there’s none here.

In other words, there’s no way to return.

The floor shines a dim red light, and at the ceiling, there’s also a round light bulb-looking thing that’s shining a red light too.

The floor is wide enough for 5-6 people to walk side by side.

The light continued forward and looked like a path.

Must be the direction I have to progress.

From the sides, there were cylindrical pillar lights lined up.

It felt like neon lights.

After that, there’s pitch black darkness.

From here and there, I could feel the presence of mamonos. Quite the numbers.

Even if there’s not as many as the 2nd floor Drake Garden…no, that one was excessively spacious, so in terms of density, this one might be higher.

“How to say it…it feels cools, slippery, and made of inorganic materials. Like tiles.” (Makoto)

This is not the time to be making calm observations.

Yeah, I have ended up in that strange floor.

I didn’t expect it would even separate us.

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  1. Trivial, trivial gadfly~ He who can not even keep eyes on what’s happening, obviously can not compare to the single most widespread organization of the world, the Adventurer’s Guild, let alone the most mysterious, secret-ridden, company named Kuzunoha~
    He might get done in by Shougetsu first~

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  2. you all are to damn fast. even my military fastest mage fighter cant compare are you all from the machine race? like RyuZu or like Bezita

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  3. Thanks for the Chapter, Reigokai-sama!

    I guess this chapter pretty much confirms that Trashmoki (being ‘persuaded’ by Lily) has plans for Lorel, and has sent his ‘used goods’ to the other faction.

    Didn’t even take Makoto a few minutes to take them out.

    Those Adventurer Guild personnel really should stop judging people based on the outside, or they are in for a rude awakening.

    And poor Makoto, his title of Incredible Luck[Bad] has messed with him again.

    I wonder if it’s like a High Risk/High Reward type of encounter.

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      1. I’ve said this before, but if you walked into a casino with Makoto, I’m sure there’s a way to use his probability manipulation power in your favor somehow, but I’m just not sure how…

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      2. Let me simulate the situation… here:

        Come to the casino in high tension with Makoto → some high lvl trouble happened → meeting with casino owner → casino owner tried to use or manipulate Makoto with/without force → Makoto provide a major beat down with/without destroying the casino → profit (money/contract/connection/favour/etc).

        I think the above is plausible.

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      1. I say this again @Rakasiwiii you misunderstood again please read it carefully Sougetsu( Agent or Royal Guard) and Kougetsu (Official Person) are 2 different people ok also the one whom the Guild referring to who is on the Palm of the hand of Sairit-san is Kougetsu ok and the one who belittle The Kuzunoha Company is Kougetsu not Sougetsu he is the one who is Protecting Princess Iroha and are thankful for Raidou the Company representative of Kuzunoha Company.

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      2. What I meant by the guild underestimating Raidou is that out of the three people summoned to this world, he’s weaker compared to the two heroes since Raidou decided to found a company. They are only seeing the tip of the iceberg.

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      3. They didn’t mention Raidou being weaker than the other heroes, they said that he had less influence, which technically speaking is both true and false. If we mean influence at large, then Makoto has them both beaten, but if you mean concentrated influence, then the other two heroes are each making an entire country move pretty much fully according to their will.

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  4. From the moment they mentioned someone got lost I quickly thought of makoto hahahahaha
    Man wonder who is the most unfortunate of the two makoto or touma? hahah
    Anyways how many chapters are left now?

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    1. In my opinion Makoto should be more unlucky since Touma erases luck,(he should theoreticaly erase bad luck as well but then the character would be boring) while Makoto has official bad luck

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  5. Well… thanks for the chapter, Reigo-senpai.

    But seriously, Reigo-senpai’s catching up too fast, only 16 chapters left.

    Anywho… I wonder what the next chapter’s gonna be about? *wink wink, nod nod*

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  6. ah look! someone want to mess with makoto again…. hm… okay dungeon-san, i think it’s a bit air-tight there so you want some ventilation hole? or you want to become a crater ? :3

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  7. i wonder what title that he equiped in his adventure card,or is he aware of it?
    and i don’t think any sane human want to equips that disaster calling title

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    1. If it equips the first title you get by default, he could have it active and not know it. He hasn’t used his card at all.

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  8. Thank you Reigokai !

    I haven’t read the chapter yet, will read it after I finish my job.
    Just dropping by to say my thanks.

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  9. A floor you’ll run into by chance?  In other words, guaranteed for our extremely “luckful” MC.

    I was half-expecting Makoto to accidentally give Gonzou 5 gold coins instead of silver, then deciding not to fix it. Because for Raidou Kuzunoha, it’s not worth the effort of having to reach into your wallet to get the correct change.

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    1. Except that he hasn’t been to the normal 3rd floor where Tomoe is. Though it is true that he should still be able to communicate mentally with Tomoe, and have her go to Asora, he go to Asora too, then he has her make a portal to bring them both to the 3rd floor. The same thing could work with Mio.

      However, they don’t really need to do that(reunite as soon as possible I mean). They can just confirm what happened with each other mentally, and continue on their respective paths in order to cover more ground.

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  10. Imagine Root – He’s nearly finished manually programing a customized operating system for Makoto’s guild card when the power goes out.

    I assume the next chapter will be the prime superior dragon, wiping out civilization in a frothing bat-shit nerd-rage.

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      1. I’m not sure what’s unclear to you. You know Root, the adventurer’s guild head and prime superior dragon? He’s currently trying to fix the error in the guild card system that has Makoto registering as a level one. Remember how Makoto’s card was glowing and warm a few chapters back? The magical alt floor just severed the guild’s connection to Makoto’s card to the extent that they thought he was dead. Ergo any magic update work that Root was in the middle of is now thoroughly hosed, and he might be expected to be angered at the wasted effort. Is the joke dead yet, or do I need to hit it again?

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  11. thanks for the chapter

    so the reason he can’t use sakai to find the way is because he doesn’t know which portals are connected

    “Also, I don’t think we will be encountering those mysterious floors”
    still hasn’t learned a bit…
    it’s time to get the LUCC

    last time makoto dissapeared, tomoe storm through root’s lair. I can see it happening again, but with mio this time.
    Root, better hide yourself!

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  12. Thanks for the chapter, I am not even surprised that he ended up in that floor, what surprised me is that I though the one signal they had lost was because that person went to Asora from the inside of the laberinth. Well wondering how mutch will Mio and Tomoe freak out now that Makoto is not near them, hope the laberinth survives.

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  13. Damn,damn,damn!!! There’s nothing exciting going on. When do we get to the gore? Thanks for the chapter,Sensei.

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    1. Each “stair” path to other floors lead to teleportation portals for those floors. Meaning, those other floors aren’t even directly beneath the “higher” floors. Doing that would be useless.

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  14. Such a fortuitous opportunity, if everyone watching him assumes he’s perished, the rats will pour out to do what they want. To then be caught as he returns or get crushed before he does.

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  15. Thanks for the chapter! Everybody must know about the Alt+FX(being X the floor number), yet i can’t imagine what will happen, well lets just wait for the next chapter.

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  16. Do you think that Hibiki really did something, or is it just a coincidence that it was at the same time that the egg was delivered? Then maybe the return of unstability was because he/she was rekilled.

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  17. Sasuga Waka-Sama, not only was his first instinct to head down a stairway that leads to a trap area, but just by fulfilling the bare minimum known conditions; he unlocked the special “super rare” bonus hidden floor…

    Couple chapters ago I commented about that he and/or Mio will destroy the labyrinth as a joke in my part. But now: Makoto is lost and is in a bad mood due to being in a unreasonable labyrinth in the first place, and the yandere waifu is now unleashed and unsupervised.

    Shii, Beren, and Hokuto, my prayers are with you guys, please don’t die.

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  18. Thanks for the chapter. When I think of a maze in a video game dungeon. I think the one that had me on my toes was the Castlevania 64 game when you enter the maze garden. After you set off the event meeting a child, you start to get chase 2 stone dog statues then a few seconds later a Frankenstein monster with a chainsaw. I die a couple of times with that when finally I went on line to find out how to find the exit.

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  19. Makoto’s being on alt floor was to be expected,
    but when the guild card disappeared I just assumed someone had been sent back to Azura thru the fog gates & the guild surprised by seeing it reappear, lol.
    Still waiting for their reactions when Raidou’s card suddenly reactivates 👀
    Just hope it’s not in midst of usual mass devastation results of forcibly teleporting Makoto.So their not too distracted to get good shock value 😜
    Thx for the chapter

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  20. It’s actually quite simple, guild guys. If his card disappeared, it means he weant to one of the unexplered floors, not that he died. Really now, aren’t you ashamed that an ex-adventurer that only reached the 5th floor knows more about your survailance system than you guys?

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      1. Actually, I simply don’t assume. When it comes to posibilities I never, ever, under any circunstance assume what is the truth of the matter. AS long as I don’t see it happening, as long as I have the knowledge af different possibilities, I’ll always give people and things the benefit of the doubt. The reason is simple, I’ve seen many people who were so lucky they usually win in most luck based event they go, and at the same time I’ve seen people who always lose no matter how much they try, and frankly ever since I studied probability many years ago, I always try to calculate the probabilities of such events, to see wether it would be wise to jo9in in a certain event or just go. And whenever someone lucky appears and wins most of the times, it just baffles me, really, I get this close to sending my Mathematics books to the shredder. You see things like this all the time in Online games, I had a friend in my clan who found many 1% drop chance items in his first try many times, while I had to grind whole weeks for every single damn thing I wanted to obtain.
        People should learn to not arrive so quickly to a conclusion, that’s your brain getting lazy.

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      2. Firstly, these employees are hyumans with very limited ability in flexible thought, so they naturally wouldn’t think so much about things. Secondly, making assumptions in these contexts is not laziness, but efficiency.

        These people, as well as anyone else, are just trying to do a job and achieve the best possible outcome with what they have. If you waste time second-guessing everything, then that’s a lot of wasted time and energy on what could be a simple event and response that works a majority of the time.

        You can see most of Kuzunoha’s employees doing what you describe and trying to account for many possibilities, but that’s because they’re good enough at what they do that they can do so without sacrificing significant resources into something. It’s like saying Tomoe should go around reading all the world leader’s minds preemptively just on the off chance one of them has a way of harming Kuzunoha or Makoto. At some point, things become an unreasonable waste of effort just to account for that one “off-chance”.

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      3. (Buying the most expensive map and reaching the 3rd floor on their first day, isn’t that only on the level of being a bit competent? Moreover, they have already lost one of them, probably already dead.)
        they think he is ‘probably’ dead

        >Actually, I simply don’t assume.
        > If his card disappeared, it means he weant to one of the unexplered floors, not that he died.
        Not only did you assume, but “in doubt” you assumed the extra rare occurrence over the most likely one.

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  21. Many Thanks for the chapter!

    “From the members of the Kuzunoha Company that are currently in the third floor, the one that we lost the signal of was…Raidou-sama.”

    I laughed hard at this part. I would have never thought that the first one would be Makoto, then I read “3-Alt” and everything was explained. Obviously, he was destined to get there. You don’t simply escape your right hand’s bad luc-, wait wrong W/LN (I’m also reading Toaru NT volume 18…).

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    1. You’d think that the guild would make the connection. I mean, they SHOULD be aware alt floors exist and if their cards tracking is even halfway decent they know Makoto’s signal disappeared right as everyone in his party changed floors.

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  22. The dungeon could be totally destroyed, there’s a Black spider that just won’t hesitate to remove all obstacles between her and her preferred food. Not to mention a Superior Dragon that’s not a slouch either.

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  24. Ok, I’ve seen many people comment that Tomoe and Mio will lose their shit due to Makoto being “lost,” but why are people even assuming that?
    1- Tomoe and Mio both know about much more powerful than anything else in this world Makoto is.
    2- Most importantly, and the reason why I’m making this comment: Why does almost everyone forget that Makoto, Tomoe, Mio and co can communicate mentally? I mean fine, it’s possible that this special floor blocks mental communication, but this isn’t certain AT ALL. So why are people just jumping to weird conclusions?

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    1. oh, and
      3- They already know about the existence of ALT-Floors, and they also know about Makoto’s weird luck. It is pretty much impossible for them to not correctly figure out what has actually happened.

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    2. Well the last time they lost sudden comunication with Makoto, Tomoe was ready to raide Root hideout just because he was a suspect only for the color of the magic, and I am pretty sure if they could have raided the Goddes place they would have done so to find him.

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      1. while that is true, in this case I am just wondering when it comes to people overreacting without necessary way too early. As of this chapter, we still didn’t know that thought transmission and asora mist teleportation didn’t work within the Alt floor.
        However, the characters did also already about the Alt floors, and Makoto is now fully powerful enough that nothing in the world is a threat to him(his servants understand that).
        The other thing we didn’t know for sure was whether they could still feel the other through the pact. I don’t remember whether they couldn’t feel each other when he was teleported into the room of the bug, but we had no reason to believe that this connected feeling would disappear within the dungeon.

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      2. Yes but as you said, he is crazy powerfull, so the fact the he guets snatched just like that would make anyone freak out, besides one of the genre is comedy, so it will be damn funny for them to overreact to his dissapearence.

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