Chapter 238: So He Really was S Rank
Translated by Zzonkedd
Edited by Gumihou and Onionpi
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““There are only small fries here, I don’t want to deal with them. Sui, Dora-chan, one of you handle it.”” 
““Tch! I don’t want to deal with things like Goblins and Kobolds. Sui! You take them on,”” Dora-chan sniffed.
““Really? Sui could pew pew them all?”” Sui bounced side to side happily. 
““Wait, Sui! You need to leave some for me to practice my spear on,””
““Ah, alright, Aruji~ How many to leave?””
““Let’s start with one for now,””
We proceeded to the 8th floor with Sui taking point, followed by me, Elland and finally Fer and Dora-chan.
“Goo gyaa! Goo gyaa!” A malignity of Goblins began leaping towards us.
““It’s the Goblins~ Sui will defeat you ~~””
Pew! Pew! Pew!
Acid Bullets penetrated the Goblins like high-velocity shots and they collapsed. One survived to dash past Sui.
“Sei!” I thrust my Mithril Spear towards the Goblin. The blade penetrated the Goblin’s chest and I quickly slashed upwards.
The Goblin fell forward and its body disappeared.
Wow, the Mithril Spear is just as terrifyingly powerful as the Mithril Short Sword.
Mithril as a weapon’s material is too incredible.
Sui, the blacksmith who made this spear is also incredible!
“Amazing! You mentioned that your Slime is quite special, but to think that a Slime could launch this kind of multiple attacks…” 
“This is just the beginning. Sui! Take point!”
““Yes~~”” Sui bounced forward.
We proceeded down the corridors. We did not bother to open any doors or enter any rooms, just charge down the passageway and took out any monsters in our path.  I could see the occasional Monster Drops, but refrained from picking them up. Elland-san was right, we should leave these for the beginner Adventurers. What I needed most was some practice with my spear.
Finally, we arrived at the Boss Room. It was occupied.
A peek inside showed a bunch of very young looking Adventurers fighting against various Goblins and Kobolds.
“A beginner party?” I mused to myself.
“Looks like it, they seemed to be doing well. I see that Avering will have some very promising Adventurers in the future.”
I must have sounded really incredulous because Elland-san immediately retorted, “Why are you looking at me like that? I’m still a Guild Master you know? Obviously, I take the future of Adventurers very seriously.” “Well, I’ve only seen Elland-san’s dragon obsessed side…”  “Hold on, just what kind of person do you think I am?”
“Maa, why don’t we talk about something else now?”
“Wait, don’t just say something ambiguous and-”
“Oh, look, they’re done.”
It’s true, the young Adventurers were done with their battle and were heading this way. Wait? Heading this way?
That’s right, instead of going forward after defeating the boss, the young Adventurers came out at the entrance murmuring, “Excuse us, excuse us,”
I stared at their retreating back, “They aren’t going forward?”
“The next level is the Undead Floor,” Elland-san reminded me. “The first of the Undead Challenge.”
“Oh right,” I felt silly about forgetting something so vital.
“By the way, could you leave the boss of this level to me?”
“Eh, I’m fine with it, but isn’t this kind of opponent too easy for you?”
Unlike me, Elland-san’s S Rank was earned through real skill.
“Haha, that’s true, but it’s been a long time since I’ve set foot into a dungeon. Consider it as me showing off my strength and getting a little exercise.” “Ooh, we’ll get to see Elland-san’s swordsmanship?” Hopefully, I could pick up a trick or two for my short sword skill. Or, better yet, ask the expert for some advice!
With that in mind, I sent a telepathic message to Sui, ““Sui, Uncle Elf wants to beat the monsters here. Is that alright?””
““Eeeh? But Sui wants to do it~~””
““I know, I’m sorry. But there are lots of monsters on the next floor. Plenty of new monsters you’ve never seen before and I need you to take down lots of them for me, is that alright?””
““New monsters? How fun~ Sui will work hard at the next floor~””
Good, good, nice compromise. I promised I’ll work hard on the next floor too, but just the thought of facing things like Zombies and Skeletons… yeech!
“Alright, Elland-san please go ahead,”
“Yessss!” Elland-san rushed forward and-
Smack! Smack! Smack! Smack!
Goblins and Kobolds were slapped around as though they were nothing.
Bits of body parts flew in all directions
Bigger monsters went flying as though they were made of paper.
Finally, the sound of a sword sliding back into its scabbard. Elland-san looked towards us with a smile, “It’s over.”
“… hah, what- that was- that’s amazing! Elland-san, so it’s true that you’re a former S Ranker!!”
The way Elland-san fought was like looking at a choreographed dance routine. One after another, the Goblins and Kobolds fell to his sword that swerved through the air like flowing water.
Though there were a lot of monsters, everything was over in 5 minutes.
“Well, I did tell you I was an S Ranker,” he sniffed with his nose in the air. “Sorry, sorry, up till now I’ve only seen Elland-san behaving strangely…”  “What?”
“Anyway, what’s that flowing sword technique?! Was it something you learned from a great school of swordsmanship?”
“Oh, it’s nothing much. It’s all self-taught. It’s a technique I mastered through years of experience and training.”
“A self-styled technique?”
“Yes, as you know, elves have lighter and more slender bodies compared to humans and beastmen alike. It is through hard work and experience accumulated over many years that I finally developed a technique that’s suitable to me. Heheheh, I’m so glad to be a long-lived species. Ahahah!”
Is he rubbing his lifespan in my face?
Obviously, being able to live longer meant being able to accumulate more experience compared to beings with shorter lifespans. How unfair! Grrr…
“… I was hoping you’d be able to give me some pointers on swordsmanship, but it doesn’t seem possible…”
“Aaa- well, you should get the basics down in the first place. You don’t have to kill the enemy in one hit, it’s enough if you can strike them every time. One attack leads to the next, so all you have to do is keep building on that.”
“I guess that makes sense…” Yes, rather than learning tricks, it’s better to get the basics down first.
“Alright, shall we head for the 9th floor?”
“Sure,” let’s think about the problem of learning the basics later.
For now, let’s try out that Stamp thing bestowed by Hephaestus-sama and Vahagn-sama.
[Gumihou: So, Elland-san is the real deal, lol!]
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