Sunday, 6 September 2015

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? The Labyrinth's Nightmare 2

The labyrinth's nightmare 2.


The labyrinth's nightmare ②

「Fumu. The place where the corpse of the Earth Drake is here, right?」
「Yes. It should be」
「It's completely nothing」

We have came to the huge passage that's called the large passage.
It's because there's a report of encountering the monster here.
We found the nest that has the corpse of the Earth Drake, but there's nothing inside it.
No.
To be exact, there's the remains of the hard parts, etc, that seemed to be leftovers, and other than that, there's nothing.

I confirm the state of the nest again.
Judging from the impurities that stick to the threads and the state inside the nest, it was better to consider that this place is abandoned.
There were no signs of being used.

「Apparently, it seems to have changed its nest place」
「I see. Then, it looks like we can do nothing but to look for it thoroughly」
「Yeah」

After that, we searched the surroundings carefully for several days.
However, the appearance of the monster was not found.

「It's not here」
「This is strange. Guide-dono. Do you happen to know that there's a place where we haven't search in this circumference?」

After the four guides ponder about it for a while, the mouth was opened.

「There's a path that leads to the middle layer nearby. Perhaps, that monster has gone into the middle layer」
「But, if it's a spider monster, it should be weak to fire. I think that the possibility is low, so I have disregard it up until now」

I see.
Although the possibility is low, it's possible.
Speaking of the middle layer of the Elro Great Labyrinth, it's said that it's the hell of heat wave with magma overflowing in the surroundings.
Because we don't have the equipment, it's impossible to search up to the middle layer.
When thinking about the foods and the tiredness of prolonged investigation, it's certain that we should go back.

「Yosh. Then, we will investigate the road that leads to the middle layer, and if there's nothing, we will return」

Like that, we are guided, and we have advanced to the road.

「Uwa!?」

One of the guides who walk at the front stiffens unnaturally while letting out a scream.

「What's wrong?」
「I don't know, What's this? I can't move」
「Wait!」

Ronant-sama stops the other guide who tries to approach the guide carelessly.

「Apply the light and look properly. It's very hard to be see, but threads are spread around」

In accordance with Ronant-sama's words, I strain my eyes.
Certainly, there's something like the thread that sometimes reflects the light.

「This?」
「We might have pulled the hit」

If I see properly, the shape of the thread is a beautiful radial.
It was the shape peculiar to the cobweb.

「Someone cut the thread with the sword and help him」

One of the soldiers swings the sword down to save the guide who caught in the threads.
However.

「Oh. It can't cut」

Ronant-sama leaks a voice of admiration.
The swung soldier's sword sticks to the threads similar to the guide.
Although the soldier tries to pull out the sword from the threads, it doesn't move even an inch.

「Guide, it might be a little hot, but endure it」
「O-Okay」

Ronant-sama uses the magic of the fire.
With accurate manipulation, only the threads in the surroundings are burnt without injuring the guide.
It should be.

「Umu, hmm? It doesn't burns」

Although it might be a low rank magic, the thread that's said to be weak to fire remained without burning.

「I will raise the power」

Flame gushes out towards the threads from Ronant-sama.
Dazzling light overflows in the dark cave.

「Oops, I made it too powerful」

Although the a part of the guide's clothes is burned, he somehow succeeded in escaping.
The problem is the flame covers the inner part of the passage completely.

「It looks like I have done it」
「Yes. In case the owner is inside, it will surely rage」

Then, I can't hope for friendly attitude anymore.
Taming it becomes impossible.

「If possible, I hope that here is also abandoned」
「It doesn't seem impossible. Even if we did this much, it doesn't come out, so that means it's either it's away from home, or here is already abandoned」

I hope that it's like that.
If the adventurer's rumor is true, the rumored spider is said to be striding in the labyrinth.
Moreover, in all probability, it uses Transfer.
I have never heard of a monster that can use Transfer that even only few can use it among the Humans.

It might be away from home now by chance, and it's possible that it can come back at this very moment.

「Everyone, just prepare for battle. Get prepared so that you can correspond no matter what happens」

I tell the soldiers so.
The threads burn out, and the fire vanishes.

We advance the path carefully again.
The cinders of the threads were spread in a considerably wide range.

「Although it's somewhat hard to burn, it's fragile once it's ignited, huh?」
「Yes. It seems that way. It looks like the flame have spread a lot to the interior」

We advance the path that's too wide to be called as a nest, and we reach a wide open space.

「Here is?」
「The entrance to the middle layer」

The guide answers.
I see, certainly, there's heat.
It seems that the path to the middle layer is a gentle downward slope.

「Hmm?」

Something was there.
Although it was hard to see because it's a downward slope, it's a thing with a considerable size.

「Everyone, prepare」

A formation is formed, and the soldiers approach it carefully.
I stay back together with Ronant-sama and the guides, and I take out an appraisal stone from my pocket.

「Hou. Appraisal stone, huh? The level is 9, huh?」
「As a summoner, "Appraisal" is indispensable. Does Ronant-sama has the "Appraisal?」
「Umu. The level is 9」
「That's terrific. Because I use the appraisal stone frequently, the skill proficiency accumulates and it became level 3, but 9 is simply impossible」
「I frequently use it in the interval of the magic. And, it finally became level 9 at this age. Normally, it's better to use appraisal stone」
「You are right. So, how is that seen?」

The thing that I indicate.
That's the corpse of the huge spider monster.

「It's the corpse of the Arch Taratect」

Arch Taratect.
The one rank lower than the myth rank Over S monster, Queen Taratect.
The danger degree is S.
It has died in a tragic appearance.

「Furthermore, do you see it? There's a sign of a part was eaten」

Although I don't know that because there's a distance, it seems that Ronant-sama seen it.

「So that means there's an existence that killed the Arch Taratect and preys on it」

I trembled.
A monster that preys on S rank monster?
Such monster might exist?

If we encounter such a monster.
It's not good.
Even if an elite force is led and the Humans strongest magician is here, there's no winning chance against such non-standard existence.
We should withdraw.

However, the judgment was too late.
The incarnation of nightmare has transferred here.

76 comments:

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    1. Considering that ronant survived?

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    2. of course he survived - he already appears in Royal Capital battle chapter at the timeline of S.

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    3. i bet he begged for his dear life
      that, or he worshiped her - and kumoko, feeling grossed, fled from him, lol

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    4. might actually be possible xD
      the moment he saw her magic he turned into a mad scientist and git a raging boner

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    5. Yup and regret being human.

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    6. He did mention seeing the ulatimate mage in a previous chapter that was in the future (when he talked to his apprentices), an existance he could never compare to... this must have been what he was referring to

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  2. *Jaws theme*
    Good bye, summoner.

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  3. Kumoko ~ The Incarnation of Nightmare.

    wow... cool title... good job summoner.... now rest in peace.... :)

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  4. So considering that the magician needs to live to prevent the later hero from helping yuugo he should be able to escape. That or somehow we've been wrong all along and this part is behind that of the demon lord.

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    1. Nope, I just went back and checked Royal Capital Battle 1, He says he has rank 10 Appraisal-sama, while in this chapter it's only rank 9. The spider bits are definitely behind the Shun bits in the timeline.

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    2. aaah, bummer. I hope he only manages to flee and not hurt kumoko.

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    3. Hurt Kumoko?

      Bwahahaha!!! :)

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  5. Eh?
    Small Taratect -> Poison Taratect -> Zoa Ere -> Ede Saine...
    Small Taratect -> Taratect-> Greater Taratect-> arch taratect -> Queen Taratect

    Kumoko is one rank lower?

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    1. to be fair, kumoko rules pride, wisdom and sloth.

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    2. you skipped Lesser Taratect.

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    3. but she is of a rare sub-species and have different evolution tree altogether, right?

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    4. Ranks do not equal power. The Queen Taratect route puts importance in size and physical power, while the Ede Saine one is a very special one, with high requirements but also higher stats all across the board. And as we never see the evolution tree we don't know if there are evolutions that "jump" two or more ranks...

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    5. Small Lesser Taratect -> Small Taratect -> Small Poison Taratect -> Zoa Ere -> Ede Saine...

      Small Lesser Taratect -> Small Taratect -> Taratect-> Greater Taratect-> Arch Taratect -> Queen Taratect

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    6. speaking of usual way it must be Small Lesser Taratect -> Lesser Taratect -> Taratect ...

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    7. Size and physical power Rob? Did you not read the Arch Taratect fight? It fights the same as Kumoko. The Taratect species seems to get a massive boost in all areas when it reaches a certain level in its evolution.

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    8. Seems like it, but she said that she still needs multiple rank ups to become arachne. So she might outrank the Queen later, or just an arachne need more rank ups to reach the same power level.
      (These are only for the average monsters and their ranks, as Kumoko is already way stronger than an Arch Taratect)

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    9. Small Lesser Taratect -> Small Taratect OR Lesser Taratect -> Taratect -> Great Taratect -> Greater Taratect

      I don't think Greater taratect comes next there might be something in between. Like Great Taratect.

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    11. @SubZole, to be fair, she said that when she was an zoa ere if I remember correctly, or rather that the road was long. So she evolved to ede saine, she'll probably evolve once more at level 25 or 30. Then she needs to get to level 50 to evolve to arachne which proves that she still has a long way to go. That or there is another evolution at level 40. Furthermore, don't forget that the only real enemies she still has in the labyrinth are the dragons and her mother. So she can only gain so many levels by defeating those.

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    12. humans` she find out humans give loads of xp i believe

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    13. @Prinny DooD, that's wrong. Lesser Taratect is a separate evolution line. I think it was stated that it's a dead end evolution. You wouldn't be able to go from Lesser Taratect to Taratect.

      @Growl wn, it seems too early to say such things. Remember that she's never been to the bottom layer of the labyrinth before. It's completely possible that there are a few monsters on par with her mother.

      @SubZole It's probably not likely that she'll outrank the queen because her species is greater. A myth level creature is probably exponentially stronger than the form before it. The impact the queen had during the war was telling.

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    14. Not to say that she won't be stronger than the Queen but it probably won't be because of species.

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    15. normally, taking out the fact that kumoko is a "high" intelligent being, the ede saine is according with the evolution tree on the same rank as the arch taratec, here i'm using info from chapter 119 where she says it is one step below queen(her mother) on the evolution tree, and arch is probably direct below, but she might have thought her mother was the arch and not the queen since she didn't have appraisal at the time she was born, which put ede saine on the same line of power of the great taratect "normaly".
      So:
      small lesser(1) - small(2) - normal(3) - greater(4) - arch(5) - queen(6)
      small lesser(1) - small2) - small poison(mutated 2) - zoa ere(3) - ede saine(4) - unknow(5) - etc... - arachne(???)

      taking the "normal stats" an ede saine would probably have without the extras boosts i think it would be on par with the greater taratect, as it is shown on the evolution tree.

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    16. nonono, like it was said, eggs can be laid only if a monster has a very special skill of "Spawn".
      arch don't have it, queen has, so ofc kumoko clearly understands who is her "maza"!

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    17. @Corey1873 where did you get that Lesser Taratect is a dead end of evolution. it was never stated and i think your usual spider being born as s-l-tar would be evolved to l-tart just because l-t is bigger and more powerfull than s-tart.

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    18. @Corey1873 Yes i don't recall it being a dead end.

      The only evolution which was stated as a dead end was that Magic spider path.

      Lesser Taratect cant be a dead end.. cos it can keep growing bigger

      You would have said Small Taratect is a dead end if Kumo had chosen 'Lesser Taratect'

      Also there is SUPER HIGH a possibility that she'll outrank the queen. Cos she is on a different path(a much stronger species) compared to the Queen. Who grew up from only a Taratect species.

      Also Queen species are supposed to be strong.. Imagine if there was a Queen/Empress Dragon lol..

      All the 5 Queen Taratect vs that single Empress Dragon would be Roasted in an instant..

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  6. Become food for our Evil God Maou Shoujo Kumuko-chan☆~

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  7. the magician can transfer, thats why he is safe, i think.

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  9. Kumoko no massacre show ga kita!!!

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  10. Wow, lets go to a place where a super strong intelligent monster lives and burn its home down.

    This seems like a smart thing to do.

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    1. You do know it's the usual behaviours of game/novel heroes. Breaking into someone's home, steal everything not nailed down, and possibly burn the place on the way out.
      No matter that someone is an intelligent monster/boss.

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    2. Yes, these are the traits of the born heroes and the best adventurers.
      You just can't resist the urge to pick that lock to steal... i mean liberate those potatoes, cups and dirty boots for the sake of world peace :D

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    3. Better yet to be smart enough to know you done gone super fucked yourself and removed any chance of a peaceful meeting.... but be retarded enough to stay after you done burning their home.

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    4. Well burning down the home was an accident.

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    5. You come back home and see a dude with a torch and your house on fire... bro you ain't gonna give a shit if it was an accident or not... somebodies ass gonna get beat.

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  11. Thanks for the chapters again :)

    We already know from the conversation of Ronan and his apprentices that lots of people died and even he just barely survived (i guess he used/will use transfer to flee in the end).

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  12. Kumo chan is gonna 'TAG' them with wisdom, so no matter where they go she will find them.

    No matter where or how far you run.. i'll find you..

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    1. HOly shyt i really hate this type of comment function..

      Make a google acc then make a blog acc..

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    2. Good Luck

      (You were going for the TAKEN reference right?)

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  13. bye humans who dare to burn the nest

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  14. Thank you very, very, very much!!!

    Don't burn Kumo-chan's home, that's her trauma. Also, good job turning Kumo-chan into a human killer #thanksRenton

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  15. Always burn down the home of the friendly spider. That way you piss it off. Yay.

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  16. Clearly lighting the highly intelligent magical spider's home on fire will aid in taming her. Oh, wait....um.......why is my face melting?

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  17. Thanks for the chapter!

    ... I can only sigh at their foolishness.

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  18. now i wanna reread this while giggling like a schoolgirl ;~;

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  19. Let us have a moment of silence in memory of the short time we've had along with summoner-San as well as his group. RIP. Although one of em won't die.

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  20. Gyaaa. I shouldnt have read this yet!! Now im dying for next chapter. Stupid. Should have restraint my self moree. I cant wait to see what happen to the stupid group for burning down kumoko home hahaha

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  21. Bee10. Gusto ko pa. Bukas na lang ulit.
    Thanks for the chapter ^^

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  22. You fools you burned her home! AGAIN!

    YOU ARE ALL GONNA DIE!

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  23. Mmm... a monster that preyed on S rank monster...? I guess like mother like daughter, huh.

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    1. Monster preying on S rank monsters? Let's burn its home... seems safe. :p

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  24. Why not put a marker with spatial magic on them and haress them for the rest of their life Kumoko~chan?

    Thanks for the chapters!

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  25. Imagining Kumoko says "Shininasai" like Orochimaru (from Naruto) :v

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  26. Finally one of the few characters in the sstory meeting kumo in the real story

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