Someday Will I Be The Greatest Alchemist? - Chapter 303
We heard an electronic-voice and the door opened. We cautiously went inside and what we arrived at was a scenery unlike that of a normal dungeon.
(This is no doubt a control room.)
The room where the dungeon core was placed was a small room 5 meters in each direction. A large circular stone was enshrined in the middle.It would have been a bare core if it was a normal dungeon, but this core was surrounded by mechanical devices. It must be a magic power siphoning device.
「What could this be? Glass?」
What Sophia touched as she said so was a glass pane installed slantingly on the waist-level pedestal. It was like a tablet pc.
「This might be an entry terminal……woah!」「Huh!? It didn’t respond when I touched it though!」
When I touched the glass surface after Sophia did, the semi-transparent-like glass shined, a line of light moved across the palm of my hand as if to scan it, then a listing of characters appeared.
《Ｈｕｍａｎ ｓｐｅｃｉｅｓ ｃｏｎｆｉｒｍｅｄ． Ａｄｍｉｎｉｓｔｒａｔｏｒ ｖａｌｉｄａｔｅｄ， ｒｅｇｉｓｔｅｒｅｄ．》
「Ah! Characters of some sort appeared!」
I was puzzled by what Maria, who was peeking from the side, said.
(Huh? I can read it just fine though. I’m pretty sure I received the ability to read and write common languages, but…… that was this diverse?)
Realizing it this late got me depressed at just how stupid I was. Now that I really think about it, aside from the continent-wide alphabet, haven’t I been thoughtlessly reading books with ancient elven characters and other ancient languages ever since coming to this world?
「……I found a point of discrepancy. It’s kinda beyond my expectation, but it seems like it would be taken care with just a bit of servicing.」「Ohhh! Is that true!?」
Operating the tablet is a simple task for me as a Japanese.This tablet seems to be used for maintenance and manipulating the floatation device of this dungeon, so it immediately told me the part that was currently malfunctioning.
「……amazing, it can tell in the blueprint which part has a malfunction. ……yup, I might be able to fix this with the materials I have on hand like this.」
The device that siphons magic power from the core is connected by a lot of lines. I’m not sure if one of those lines had degraded over the years, but it seemed to have led to a malfunction.The material used for the MP siphon line was of mithril alloy. As for how to do maintenance on the degraded part, I’ve considered replacing it, but I decided to choose the option of repairing it with a bit of materials.I took out a bit of mithril alloy from the Item Box and transmuted it directly into the degraded line.
The mithril in hand disappeared, and the degraded line was repaired.I operated the tablet, checking to see if the malfunction had been resolved.
「Yup, it looks like it’s all good now. This dungeon core shouldn’t spawn monsters from here on.」「Then Kaede will hunt all the monsters inside the dungeon, kaaay~!」「Ah! I will help too!」
Once all the monsters in the Ruins dungeon are exterminated, we’ll only have to deal with the monsters left in the forest. Kaede took it upon herself to exterminate all the monsters in the dungeon. Since Berkut also volunteered, I asked Maria to follow them.
「Yup, thanks. Maria, could I ask you to support Berkut?」「Leave it to me. Let’s go then, Berkut-chan?「Yes, Maria-san!」
We saw off Kaede and the girls who left cheerfully, then I faced the tablet once more.
This room is no doubt the control room, and this tablet seems to control the climate, maintain the barrier, maintain and regulates altitude, and the like in the Sky Island.
Now, another part that malfunctioned was affecting the Sky Island’s altitude control, and because of that, the Sky Island was moving like a kite slowly drifting in the wind after its string was cut.I checked if all the controls were working, then checked on everything else that would probably need maintenance.This was possible because it was an apparatus that allowed me to inspect the database which monitors the current state of the dungeon core that was making the humungous Sky Island float as well as amplify its magic power.
Thanks to that, I could repair the malfunctions quickly, but……