Dungeon Reset - Chapter 40: Bones
Chapter 40: Bones
Jung Da-woon happened to have a lot of bones.
The bones of the hunted Rat Monsters?
No. Why would he slaughter all those disgusting bastards and take them for their bones?
He was referring to the bones of the monsters that were scattered all over the Ruins.
The skeletons that have been weathered for a long time.
“Rabbit, go to the hallway and get some bones.”
[Huh? Why would a frail rabbit like me do such a chore?]
“Then get down…”
[I’m the youngest prodigy!]
After a while, in front of Jung Da-woon, there was a pile of monster bones from the Ruins that Rabbit had gathered.
Unidentified bones, that he can’t even imagine how scary they must have been when they were alive.
But now they were just a great fertilizer.
[The (Purification) Skill has advanced to Level 8 of the Beginner’s Level.]
“What? What level-up is this?”
His Purification Skill levelled up after a long time.
His accumulated experience in metallurgy must have surpassed this stage.
After thoroughly purifying the monster bones here and there, Jung Da-woon ordered the Golems to break the bones into small pieces.
“Uuh uuh! Uuh uuh!”
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The bones weathered for so long that they have been broken very well.
“Oh, I knew you would.”
He threw a large piece at Ppokkyu, whose eyes were turned over, before he quickly rushed to it and began to bite and suck it.
The monsters’ bones don’t all taste the same, so it seemed to be a delicacy for him.
The rest were then scraped together and sprinkled evenly over the potato fields and the Golems’ bodies.
Golems had to stand and move, so most of them were scattered in the fields.
At the same time, the Rabbit who was helping Jung Da-woon from the side smirked.
[It’s a combination of your Purification Skill and the Cannibals… What kind of effects are you aiming for?
“Well? It doesn’t cost money, we’re just trying. Now that we’re done, shall we get going?”
* * *
Thump, thump, thump, thump.
The Earth Golems carrying them ran at full speed through the Death Mountains.
To descend the rocky mountain without a tunnel, they had to keep moving before the rats flocked in.
However, there was no difficulty in running while looking at the minimap.
After a while.
[You have entered the Stage-1 Area.]
The Rabbit stretched out his arms above the Centaur’s head and inhaled the scent of his hometown.
[Wow! When I was kicked out like a beggar, I really thought I would be dead.]
After all, you have to live until the end of the Rabbit life to know.
He was kicked out as a Helper and came back proudly as an Intermediate Manager!
This is the price that he paid!
It was a new feeling!
What a moving moment, hot tears flowed from the Rabbit’s eyes.
At that time, Jung Da-woon stole his light and said a word.
“Yeah. Kneel, Rabbit.”
[Oh, why again!]
“This feeling is new.”
The emotion Jung Da-woon felt was completely opposite to that of the Rabbit.
He doesn’t know if he should tremble.
There are things he had to do.
“In that sense, you should do a handstand…”
[Huh? What kind of punishment is that? I can’t stand on my hands because my arms are short!]
“Your ears are long. You can walk through your ears.”
“You can’t do that? You cut people’s throats well with your ears.”
[No, it’s not that I can’t. But at this point, we might as well turn into a circus…¹]
Jung Da-woon, who smiles brightly, cheered the Rabbit.
He wanted to get rid of that spiteful face.
But he was quite a thug.
The Rabbit eventually had to stand using his ears on a running Centaur with its ears quivering.
* * *
Jung Da-woon arrived at the beginning of the Death Mountains and installed a gate.
The location was in the middle of a tunnel he always passed through.
Now, the entrance to the Mountains of Death and the Temple of the Dragon are directly connected.
“If it’s here, it’s still out of stage, so it won’t be resetted and disappear, right?”
Jung Da-woon was worried about the Dungeon resetting.
The rabbit nodded.
[That’s right. Then why did you install it underground? Do you think it’s dangerous?
“Yeah. It’s dangerous if you just run into monsters while coming out of the gate. But Alpha, isn’t this supposed to just disappear all of a sudden?”
(Yes. If the gate itself is not destroyed, it can be used semi-permanently.)
“How can it be destroyed?”
(Um, a landslide? flood? The dragon’s power is not easily destroyed unless it is a Natural Disaster Level Power.)
“Natural Disaster? What if the monsters damage the land where the Gates are installed?”
He asked because he thought about a situation where the tunnel was to collapse.
Even Alpha agreed.
(In that case, it will be destroyed of course.)
“Then it would be better to hide the Gate’s location in a safe place as much as possible.”
Jung Da-woon decided to install Gates on different locations in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
It will take more bioenergy, but considering the usefulness of the Gate, it was good to suffer more now rather than in the long run.
Then the rabbit stepped in.
[So in my case, I registered specific coordinates and opened them only when needed! Open Sesame!]
“Oh! Can’t I do that?”
(Your Gate Skill is still at Level 1 so it’s impossible.)
“Tch. It’s all up to you.”
“Yeah. Get down on your knees, Rabbit.”
“Not that. Do an earstand.”
The rabbit gritted his teeth and stood on his ears again.
‘Let’s see. After taking over the temple, I will definitely take revenge.’
In fact, the moment he came underneath Jung Da-woon, the Rabbit had finished designing his future life.
After all, he will return to his original world someday. (He doesn’t know when that day will come.)
At that time, who will take over the temple?
It is the Rabbit himself!
‘If that’s the case, my true success story will be complete! Whoa! Started as a Helper and Became the Lord of the Ruins. Well, I can write an autobiography now! What would be the title of the book? Hihi.’
The Rabbit standing on top of a centaur, grinning like a fool, pondering the title of his autobiography.
Then, suddenly, a question came to his mind.
‘Huh? But when that time comes, this human will be gone, so how do I get my revenge?’
The Rabbit was suddenly confused.
There will be no revenge…
All of a sudden, everything was in vain.
From now on, he thought that it would be better to practice how to walk with his ears.
But it was then.
[Hiik? You scared me!]
The Rabbit suddenly jumped up in surprise when something touched his ear. Then he identified it and doubted his own eyes.
Jung Da-woon also confirmed its identity and opened his eyes wide.
“Did the sprouts just come out in a day? Originally, it would be three to four days? Is it because they like the fertilizer?”
[Hmm. They are ancient monsters, so they must have been rich in nutrients. Cannibals grow as fast as they normally eat.]
The Rabbit quickly stood by Jung Da-woon’s side and pretended to observe the potato sprouts carefully.
Jung Da-woon said with a cautious look.
“Yes, get down.”
[… I’m caught?]
The Rabbit, of course, turned over again.
Anyway, it was strange.
“Is it because we sprinkled it with purified powdered bones?”
At this point, he was curious about the situation of the potato fields in the Ruins.
It is sprinkled with much more purified powder.
About 10 times more?
“Let’s take a look at it for a second.”
While they were at the gate, they immediately moved on to the Ruins. Then, there was an amazing sight!
(I want to die. What would Ertheia say if she saw this…)
It was not at the sprout’s level.
The land is all green!
The potato field in the Boss Room had already grown quite a bit when the Rabbit first came.
Only a few places were newly planted by the Rabbit.
But regardless, all those sprouts are already sprouting and filling the entire field.
“Ugh, there’s no space for me to step on.”
The stalks kept fluttering to wrap around Jung Da-woon and the Rabbit’s legs.
Their full growth is still a long way, but even with this short stem, there was a reason why it was quite a hindrance.
[Wow. Their growth rate, despite the use of good fertilizer, these are cannibals at best. But why are their stalks so thick?]
“Well? Were the potato stalks this thick in the first place?”
Seeing the condition of the potato stalks wriggling towards them, Jung Da-woon and the Rabbit nodded their heads together.
The original cannibal stalks, no matter how well it grew, were as thick as a baby’s little finger.
But now it’s almost as thick as an adult thumb.
Even though it only grew to the level of a seed leaf, it’s almost three times as thick.
Why the hell is that?
“Is it because of my Purification Skill?”
[Why is that? So, it’s only a Purification Skill, right? Potato seeds are not poisonous in the first place, so what are they purifying?]
“Um… would it be a pest?”
“Come on, think about it? The Purification Skill is a skill that removes impurities, isn’t it? Since we gave it that high quality fertilizer, won’t the potatoes grow stronger and tastier?”
You have to taste it to know its taste, but once it has grown strong, you can see it with your own eyes.
[Strong and delicious? Slurps.]
Just hearing the words made his mouth water.
How can the Rabbit forget the taste of those tearful fries that saved his life the moment his Stamina was 1?
“A sort of jack and the beanstalk effect.³”
[What’s the beanstalk? Is it delicious?]
“It’s a children’s book. But what about this? It’s already like this, but when they grow up later, you’ll have to risk your life to dig potatoes.”
It really wasn’t that funny.
Originally, he could ignore it and just dig the ground, but if it was three times the thickness, it’s power would have been stronger.
If you are strangled by so many stalks at once, your life may be in real danger.
(If that’s the case, I think you can use the Trap Installation Skill.)
“Installing a trap?”
[Aha, that’s right.]
The Rabbit immediately understood what Alpha was trying to say and nodded.
(If you designate this entire potato field as a ‘Trap’, there will be no attack on you.)
“Oh, is it? Is that plausible?”
It was a knee-jerking situation.
The ‘Trap Installation’ Skill was a skill to protect the Dragon Temple from the outsiders.
On the contrary, the traps of the Ruins will never attack the administrators, Jung Da-woon and the Rabbit.
“That’s good. Trap Installation!”
He used his skill right away.
[Installing the Trap.]
The whole potato field was enveloped in golden light.
Then, strangely enough, the potato stalks were no longer interested in Jung Da-woon and the Rabbit.
But wouldn’t it be dangerous for Ppokkyu, who isn’t an administrator?
“Shall I appoint Ppokkyu as an administrator?”
(It is a waste of bioenergy. And, as you can see, the stalk is so thick, it seems difficult to move that little guy.)
“Kyuu kyuu kyuu!”
Come to think of it, Ppokkyu, who had always been plagued by the potatoes, was now teasing him, and comes out of the thickened stalk like a mollusk⁴.
“Is he having fun…”
But the potato stalks that never give up kept Ppokkyu entertained.
Anyway, this potato field is now a strong trap for protecting the Ruins from the enemies. Seeing it gave him a good idea.
“This potato skill, no, this Trap Installment Skill—can’t it be used outside the Ruins?”
(As long as there’s enough bioenergy. But that doesn’t mean you should be planning on making sacrifices over and over again. It is far from being efficient.)
Of course, it wasn’t for that purpose.
: Gorilla, elephant, ostrich, a bunny doing a handstand, and Jung Da-woon as the Circus Master. The reason why Rabbit doesn’t want to do a handstand is because at this point, they would look like someone who works at the Circus.
 Fighting: It can also be “Hwaiting” and it means “Go get it!” or “You can do it!”, it’s a word used to cheer up someone and tell them they can do something or win something.
 A sort of jack and the beanstalk effect: From a small bean to a huge stalk, like what happened in the story “Jack and the Beanstalk”.
 Mollusk: Mollusk, also spelled mollusc, any soft-bodied invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, usually wholly or partly enclosed in a calcium carbonate shell secreted by a soft mantle covering the body. Like snails, and squids.