Earth-san Has Leveled Up ～Heroic Tale of A Girl With Non-Concealed Principle～ - 7
- Earth-san Has Leveled Up ～Heroic Tale of A Girl With Non-Concealed Principle～
- 7 - Epilogue : 《Hitsujiya Report》
Chapter 7 Epilogue :《Hitsujiya Report》
On the day she left the dungeon, it’s decided that she has to stay at the hospital.
She received a thorough checkup, but most of all, the hospital’s private room is suitable for the interview. It was adult convenience.
When all examinations were completed and the time is available, five women come to Meiko and her family. They are women around 30 years old.
One of them, a meek smiling woman, spoke to Meiko on behalf.
「Hello, Meiko-chan. My name is Baba from the JSDF dungeon-countermeasure headquarters. Meiko-chan, is your condition alright?」
Meiko could tell what Baba wanted to say. In short, she wants information as soon as possible.
In response to that, her parents refused. This was in consideration of their daughter who has gone through the battlefield for two days and one night in a dungeon. For her parents, they think that Meiko’s heart was injured in the dungeon. That’s what ordinary parents think.
In addition, Meiko’s papa is a medium build and her mama is a loli. Her little sister is also a loli. Equally, her papa is also loli. Only one person has a different meaning.
However, Meiko is full of energy so she accepts the questioning. Her parents are reluctant, but they also want to know about what happened in the dungeon.
Then, the women other than Baba introduce themselves. They are two scientists and the two are the same as Baba. A total of five people, the questions are asked by three people, Baba and the scientists. The rest seemed to keep records.
There are many women, but this is probably due to consideration for Meiko.
When the camera is set, Meiko begins to comb her hair with hands in a hurry. Similarly, her sister starts to put her attire in order even though there are no plans to take her picture. The fifth grader’s little sister is a precocious child.
The two misunderstood that the filming will be broadcasted on Eneechikei. However, it’s an ordinary recording. Because they’re still 15 and 11 years old, they can’t help but misunderstand when they see a decent camera. (TLN : NHK)
And then, the questioning begins. To the questions, Meiko talks without concealing anything. The state inside the dungeon. Enemy habit. Her skills. Job system… etc.
This information is later called the Hitsujiya Report, the first dungeon report in the world. This information is so useful that it’s hard to imagine that it came from a 15 years old girl.
Furthermore, Meiko had drawn the first floor simplified map and even photographed the dungeon with a smartphone. The smartphone has already been charged. When seeing the picture, the two scientists are dancing wildly, her little sister looks at her with respect.
As for Meiko, she makes a smug face. The smug face also becomes a great Hitsujiya Report (Video Version) in the future.
Meiko’s story is over, but here come some doubts.
A mysterious vortex appeared around the world, and governments quickly made a blockade. But here, each nations’ governments became impatient and invaded the dungeons.
Weapons from all over the world have disappeared just like what Earth-san announced. Not only missiles and tanks but also small guns returned to the soil.
In addition, even the creation of new heavy weapons is not allowed, it will be turned into soil as soon as produced, this confusing set-up now becomes the world logics. The gun factory had become an alchemy facility that turned metal into the soil.
That’s why entering a dungeon requires you to fight with old era armaments like in a movie star.
Furthermore, the presence of karma becomes an obstacle.
Many that hesitating whether to send their subordinates without a decent weapon to an unknown dungeon. They are in a wait and see situation.
That’s why the blockade took place very quickly. After that, every country quietly wondered if it would be late even after getting information from some country. Of course, there are some countries that send their troops to rushed in, but no one has yet returned.
Nevertheless, there was some time before the blockade, and during that time a significant number of curious persons appeared.
Yes, Meiko is the first one in the world that returned from a dungeon, but it doesn’t mean that no one went into another dungeon. And there is no report that those people have returned from any country.
「Why did only Meiko that come out?」
Scientist A asked herself while looking at the contents she wrote down. Then, she asks Meiko if there is any hint.
「Do you happen to know something?」
Meiko begins to think. Mumumu and then pushun, you can imagine a smoke comes out from her head.
「Nothing in particular. If I have to say it, maybe because I defeated the first enemy with a back attack. And then, soon I got a dungeon weapon, a grimoire, by chance?」
「For example, the Spring Balloon… ah, about this guy.」
Meiko shows the monster’s figure that reflected on the smartphone before explaining. The later on the first floor, Meiko had enough time to took a picture of the enemy.
「First I attacked this guy from behind and mounted it. When it was resisted, my calf was attacked and it was so painful that my tears came out.」
「Hmm, continue,」 says Scientist A. Meiko goes kyun to the scientist that urges her like a scholar. On the other hand, Meiko’s Papa is baffled by her daughter’s fine attack style.
「If the Spring Balloon was in perfect condition, I thought it would break my bones with a single punch. After I got the grimoire, I hit in a distance so there was no need for me to be afraid of getting attacked.」
「I see, in other words, you were lucky being able to pin it down and the others were unlucky by fighting it head on.」
「Hmm. But, that’s a bit weak for a reason that only you being able to survive.」
「Is that so?」
「Yeah, you were almost unarmed, but many who rushed into the dungeon had time to get ready. It means, they can take a knife or crowbar from their house. In fact, there was a foutuber man that more sturdy than you posted a video of him went in with a decent armament. And he has not returned.」
Certainly, I can’t imagine that a properly armed man can’t defeat an opponent that I can defeat with just a back attack. Meiko thought so.
There were Demon Book too, but it wasn’t enough to make everyone can’t go home.
「Then, they are just haven’t come out yet?」
「Thinking about the unfriendliness of the blue and red vortex that you explained, that probability is low. They might think it’s suspicious and choose not to go in, but eventually they should be run out of clues and then go into the one of the vortexes. There were no questions like 『Do you want to go home?』 or 『Do you want to go to the next floor?』 right?」
「Yes, there weren’t any. That’s why I went to the second floor.」
「Right, that’s why if you get into the vortex, the probability to come back is fifty-fifty, that’s the same even if you want to continue your dungeon exploration. Isn’t it strange that nobody comes back?」
「If you say so… why did I able to come back?」
Meiko says so and tilts her head.
「Maybe the dungeons have ranks?」
One of the recording groups says so. She is a single woman who likes light novels and smartphone games.
「We thought that possibility too, but it’s weird that everyone didn’t come back. If the dungeon that Meiko was in is the lowest rank and nobody came back, it means that all of the other dungeons are a hell far from beginner level. Because most of the people that went into the dungeons are men.」
Starting from the huge Shumerican foutuber as a brush tip, there are no men with lower physical specs than Meiko. In addition, they also had time for arming themselves which should make a difference in combat power.
The little sister raised her hand. She’s a courageous kid who can raise her hands in a difficult talk.
Was she know that she couldn’t get the attention, she expressed her thoughts before being prompted.
「Does the difficulty and dungeon specifications changes depending on the strength of the person who entered?」
There is that possibility. If so, the explanation is connected.
A muscular Shumerica man with decent armament, it became dungeon with appropriate difficulty and the man became a dead person.
On the other hand, Meiko who is likely can’t win even against a grade-schooler boy, the dungeon level was made according to that and she was able to return safely.
「Or perhaps, it’s in the time between the dungeon’s completion and going in?」
Baba-san mutters so.
「I think that probability is low. Although Meiko went in the moment it was made, everyone else went in before the security forces in each country are blockade it. If the dungeon grows in such a short time, there’s no way it can be dealt with. From the mysterious voice way of speaking, it seemed that was not something to destroy us, I don’t think it’s trying to force unreasonable demand.」
「If so, the theory that the difficulty changes depending on the person like what she said is plausible?」
「It’s our job to verify that. Hmm, it changes depending to the person huh, or maybe depending to the person who first gets in…… if that’s the case, it will be a catastrophe if there is a mistake in the correspondence.」
Scientist A writes memos while mutters so.
The story changed, and it became a discussion about the items that Meiko got.
「About the item that Meiko-chan got, there was nothing dangerous like radioactive material.」
By the time she came here, all of her belongings were taken away temporarily. It can be said that it’s an obvious treatment because it is from the world beyond the vortex.
「Is that so.」
「Also, I’d like several of them to be researched, would you sell them?」
To Baba’s offer, Meiko thinks about it. By the way, it’s not that Meiko hates Baba’s soft tone. It would be more troublesome for Meiko if she uses an adult tone without considering the age of the listener.
「I will give about 10 magic stones for free.」
「What is a magic stone?」
「The red stone.」
「That thing is a magic stone?」
As for Meiko, that’s definitely a magic stone. And for the single woman in the recording group also the same. Baba, however, is a woman doesn’t think so.
Yareyare, the single woman shrugging. Meiko then meets her eyes and laughs. As for Baba, she’s lightly irritated.
「E-err, then, it’s about giving the magic stones, are you sure giving it for free? If it’s now, I think you can get money easily, you know?」
Even one night has passed after Earth-san’s announcement, the karma riot doesn’t stop.
Because when you look at the karma logs, even the sins that you had forgotten long ago are enumerated, which led to planting consciousness to the whole world that God really saw your actions.
There were some people that didn’t afraid of such things, but when they tried to make more severe crimes, divine punishment fell to them.
The level up of Earth-san was not extraordinary.
Well, that aside.
For that reason, the higher-ups who are scared of karma, they won’t steal credit from a young girl. At least now that the karma system is not well understood.
「Is that so? Then, with the information fee and the others… p-please give me about 1 million yen!」
One million yen is a great amount of money for Meiko, but she brings out her courage and tries to ask for 1 million yen. As for Meiko, she readied herself for a bargaining battle from here on, but Baba agrees easily.
「One million yen is it. Understood.」
Baba makes a memo.
To their daughter who suddenly gets a large amount of money, the parents stunned. Meiko also a little scared because she unexpectedly receives a fortune easily.
「B-but it’s too much for me, so you can take all the other drops as well.」
「Eh, are you sure!?」
「Yes. I don’t need snake skins or springs anymore. But I won’t give you the sword, magic books, and gloves.」
「Okay. But, there is a law for the sword, so you can’t take it out of the house easily. Also, don’t show the grimoire off.」
Meiko calmed down because now the deal is appropriate. However, from the Baba side, she thinks that one million yen is insufficient for Meiko’s information. As for the item, if it’s the same as in her story, they might be able to get a lot of it.
Regarding the possession of the sword, Baba said that she would settle the documents instead, and later she would officially bring Meiko’s possession license to her house. It was quite exhaustive.
As for the grimoire, there is no restriction on possession of a floating book in the first place. There’s nothing she can do but ask Meiko to not show it off.
The story then lasts for about an hour.
「The talks end here. Thank you very much for providing us with information even though you’re tired.」
「No, I’m happy if you find it useful.」
Baba and others left their contact information and left the room.
The smartphone is temporarily kept for video analysis. She’s a girl, so there’s nothing suspicious.
Also, she’s asked not to post the images taken in dungeons to the internet.
It’s not a serious thing like a gag order, but it will be troublesome if people around the world see dungeons as insignificant when they look at the images posted by Meiko. If she wants to post it, they want her to do it when the people more familiar with dungeon knowledge.
Because she can understand that statement, Meiko vowed not to post it on the Internet for a while. That said, she’s wondering if it’s okay to show it to a close person who lives in the same town.
There are Spring Balloons and Demon Books on the dungeon first layer, if you find it above the ground, you have to run away, she wants to tell it to the others.
Thus, the adventure of Meiko ended for the time being.